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Meet one of the real lacrosse players behind the film The Grizzlies – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201823 Views

Born and raised in Kugluktuk, Kyle Aviak says it was surreal seeing his story on the big screen

Oct 08, 2018

Inspired by true events, The Grizzlies follows a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, depicting their struggles, as they gain a sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse.

The film closed out the Yellowknife International Film Festival to a standing ovation on Sept. 30.

Kyle Aviak says it was “surreal” getting to see an actor play his younger self on the big screen. He’s one of the real people who inspired the movie The Grizzlies.

Aviak was one of the original members, joining the team after the summer of 2001.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/kugluktuk-grizzlies-kyle-aviak-1.4852427

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