Thanks for helping with Inuit circumpolar games


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Inuit Circumpolar Games committee, especially Ernie Bernhardt and Beatrice Bernhardt, for their dedication and commitment to make these games a reality.

A very big thank you to the sponsors, First Air, Diavik Mines, and countless others to have all of us Arctic sports athletes well-fed and taken care of in Kugluktuk. This great and enjoyable event we had in Kugluktuk was memorable and special among all the athletes that participated. Without these dedicated people this event would not have been possible.

Also, thanks to Allen Anavilok, John Taipana, Steve Cockney, and the rest of the officials, for fair and equal treatment of all athletes, a job well done. To the people of Kugluktuk, their hospitality was priceless, culture-oriented and not to mention all the traditional food they fed us and fattened us up with just before competition started.

Despite that, world records were broken in the kneel jump, toe jump, and the one-foot high-kick in the junior men’s category.

I think all the delicious country food contributed to all these new world records. In conclusion, I encourage all the younger athletes to continue in pursuing new records and to continue in their training to reach the unreachable.

Rene Tautu
Arctic Bay

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