Homemade parkas keep Kugluktuk kids cozy

Kugluktuk sewers with parkas

With temperatures dropping to below -30 C with the windchill, students in Kugluktuk are staying warm in their homemade parkas. The Sewing Bee parka-making program, initiated by Kugluktuk economic development officer Marissa Mercurio, harnessed the natural talent of local seamstresses to teach sewing skills and to sew traditional parkas for local youth. Funded primarily by the hamlet’s local heritage committee, with additional funding from the Government of Nunavut, 60 parkas were made. The community hopes to make this a yearly project, and to supply students with sewn parkas and snow pants moving forward. (Photo by Tundrastruck Studios)

By Nunatsiaq News

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