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Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corp. wins Twerdin hockey tournament in OT nail-biter

Qikiqtaaluk and Grinding Brewins go for gold in annual Toonik Tyme tournament; Kuujjuaq takes bronze

Overtime. Two hometown teams going for gold. A standing-room-only crowd at the Arctic Winter Games arena. And fans who were on their feet most of the game.

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Skijoring into victory

Igimaq Williamson Bathory and his dog Kuku win the Toonik Tyme skijor race Wednesday with a dominant lead over their opponents. Around a dozen skiers, each accompanied by a dog, took part in the race through Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park, with several dozen spectators cheering them on. Toonik Tyme events continue Thursday with an elders’ fashion show and games. The weekend schedule is also packed with more games, dogsled and snowmobile races, and other activities. Sunday is the final day for this year’s Toonik Tyme. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

Toonik Tyme continues with elders’ bingo

Toonik Tyme’s sole event Monday drew a large crowd to the Elders’ Qammaq in Iqaluit for an afternoon of bingo. The annual spring festival started April 5 with dogsled races, a fishing derby and scavenger hunt taking place over the weekend. The festival continues through April 14 with more games and races. The schedule of events is on the Toonik Tyme Facebook page. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

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