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Starting in the summer of 2020, Ayalik Fund partnered with Jackpine Paddle of Yellowknife to offer Inuit youth, boys and girls 14-15, the opportunity to participate in a mobile canoe camp, to learn new skills, enjoy the wilderness setting just an hour outside of Yellowknife, discover themselves and make new friends. We are excited about this new partnership.

For the first year of the program, Jackpine Paddle organized a two-week canoe expedition for 12 boys from Kugaaruk and Cambridge Bay. After an introductory canoe skills camp, they paddled 60km through Tibbitt Lake, the Pensive Lakes, and down the rapids of the Cameron River.

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The 12 boys from Nunavut, with the trip leaders, ready for a day of paddling, 2020.

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Hector Inuksaq (14) and Terrence Qavvik (15), both from Kugaaruk, running the whitewater in the Cameron River, 2020.

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