Put a pin in it

The most coveted souvenirs at the Arctic Winter Games are not T-shirts or toques, but trading pins. And when athletes and spectators want to add to their collections, they go see the pin lady, Janet Pacey. Pacey said she got hooked on pin trading years ago and has been bringing her massive pin collection to Arctic Winter Games throughout the years. It’s a popular attraction at the Games: the goal is to collect pins from other competing regions and add to your set. “Some kids come here 10 times a day [to get new pins,]” Pacey laughed. “It’s a lot of fun.” The Games opened Sunday in Wood Buffalo, Alta., and wrap up Feb. 4. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

By Madalyn Howitt

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