Arctic Bay

After years of planning we finally got to Arctic Bay ! Thank you Irene Swoboda and Ron Elliot for all the hard work to make this happen. There was so much excitement with these youth. We were told by one teacher that school attendance had gone from 40% to 98 % for the week we were there. We did lots of traditional drum dancing, arctic sports and even went on a pretty scary boat ride with some youth to see the iceberg. The scenery was sooooo beautiful. We were stuck there for a few days due to weather, but enjoyed all the extra time hiking with the youth and seeing the rest of the community. Some of these youth later came to our Arctic Leadership summit in Clyde River and represented Arctic Bay to the fullest ! Some strong youth leaders here. Miss you Arctic Bay and would always love to return !