Iqaluit this week
Christmas games in Apex and Iqaluit run from Thursday, Dec. 22 to Dec. 31 this year.
Games will take place in the Abe Okpik Hall in Apex from Thursday, Dec. 22 to Saturday, Dec. 24.
There will be no games on Christmas day.
Games resume in Apex on Monday, Dec. 26, starting at 7 p.m. at the Abe Okpik Hall and running every night until Saturday, Dec. 31.
Iqaluit games begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26 at the parish hall on where they will also take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, games move to the Cadet Hall. On Saturday, games and a feast start at 6 p.m. at the Arctic Winter Games arena.
This year’s snowmobile parade begins at Nakasuk School at midnight, Dec. 31.
Christmas toy drive
D.J. Sensation’s gift shop is collecting Christmas toys for children. Drop off gifts at Tumiit Plaza, building #626.
Santa parade winners
Arctic Ventures won Best Float in this year’s Santa Claus parade. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association won Best Kid’s Entry. Northmart took the prize for Most Creative float and Qikiqtaluk Corp. won for Best Holiday Spirit.
The City of Iqaluit also offers special thanks to Tower Arctic, Northmart, recreation workers Simon, Todd and Levi, and most especially to Dave Angrove of Baffin Building Systems.