The games begin!

Nunavut, Nunavik send more than 300 athletes to Arctic Winter Games in Alberta

Left: Team Nunavut’s flag-bearer, basketball player Haley Hachey, leads her team into the opening ceremony of the Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo, Alta., on Sunday evening. Right: Mary Jane Alaku, a table tennis player, carried the flag for Nunavik’s team. Nunavut has 274 members on its team while Nunavik is sending 68 athletes to the games, which run until Feb. 4. Both teams are supported by coaches, mission staff and cultural performers. Nunatsiaq News will have daily coverage of the event. (Photos by Madalyn Howitt)

By Madalyn Howitt

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(6) Comments:

  1. Posted by Ulf inu Davidsen on

    It looks good, but what can you tell us about athletes from other Nordic countries?

    Best regards, Ulf inu Davidsen

    • Posted by Northernbloke on

      Could not find opening ceremony on TV.

  2. Posted by Jennifer on

    Wow, exciting!!!!!!

  3. Posted by Akuttuq Ippiaq on

    Ace of Nunavut, i support my athletes forget thr perctile, lets go “Our Land” lets grr! Bring back homrsome gold

  4. Posted by Kris on

    Team nunavik quebec flag barrier competes in Arctic sports (Inuit Games) not table tennis.

  5. Posted by 867 on

    team nunavut lost 13-0 against team alaska in indoor soccer


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