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It’s time for Christmas Games in Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 202263 Views

Dec 23, 2022

Annual contests, celebrations kick off around the territory after 2-year hiatus

As Nunavummiut begin to gather with family and friends for the holidays, there’s one event on many people’s minds.

After two years of cancellations, it’s time for Christmas Games.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant the games couldn’t take place in most communities over the past two years.

The annual contests and competitions kick off across Nunavut this weekend, with events like a traditional clothing contest using plastic bags in Iqaluit and a snowmobile and ATV parade in Gjoa Haven.

Amber Eleehetook, Gjoa Haven’s community wellness manager, said things were already underway in the hamlet last week with a Christmas flea market and a talent show.

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