Teen who recovers bikes from the landfill is an Iqaluit ‘community hero’

Joseph Takpannie, 14, right, receives a Community Hero award from Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell at a city council meeting on Tuesday. Takpannie was recognized by the city for his work fixing broken bicycles from the city’s landfill and giving them away to kids. (Photo by Emma Tranter)

By Nunatsiaq News

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Anaanamous on

    **Standing Ovation! **
    Well deserved award! Thank you Mr Takpanie. Your momma must be so proud of you.
    A big hug to his momma from another momma

  2. Posted by I live in the Arctic on

    A great way to show compassion and leadership young human! A fine example for current and future politicians.

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