NARWAL News

Grade 8 Day Trips

The 2019 Summer Season has officially commenced! We have been up the river with YK1 grade 8’s this week and enjoyed some beautiful weather before the snow decided to come back. The students had lunch on sunny Cinnamon Island followed by a nature walk where they learned about the local flora. A Spruce Grouse even made a special guest appearance during our walk. We hope the students take these memories with them and we wish them all the best as they head off to high-school. 

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Safety & Rescue with YK1

Hats off to YK1 and their commitment to ensuring that our young people are safe and active in the outdoors. This week every grade 8 student in the district will have an opportunity to learn valuable safety and rescue skills in the comfort and safety of the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool. Training time will be followed by a tour up the Yellowknife River in our beautiful voyageur canoes.20180507_111617

IGLU BUILDING WORKSHOP

NARWAL is partnering with the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to offer a hands-on iglu building workshop. Participants will learn how iglu blocks are cut and assembled. Students will work in small groups to create their very own iglu village.

Ages: All ages are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date/Time: Sunday, February 18, 10 am to 4 pm. We will take a short lunch break. Lunch is not provided, however participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 16, 1 pm. Email mike_mitchell@gov.nt.ca or call 446.1310 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Ice Cave Adventure

The ice caves are, once again, absolutely beautiful this year! We have had the opportunity to take a few group of guests over to the ice caves, and we are amazed by how quickly they have formed. We are so lucky to have such a prime location to visit the ice caves. We just step outside our front door and start walking on Back Bay of Great Slave Lake. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from NARWAL. Here are some photos from a tour a couple weeks ago.

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Cambridge Bay Kayak Course

Good afternoon!

The other day Tiffany was telling me that it is important to Google your name to see what results come up. So, this morning I decided to see what Google had to show when I searched “Rachel Cluderay”. One of the first results was this great article (that I didn’t know existed) about a kayak course Cathy and me taught in Cambridge Bay in 2014. Check it out!

http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavut_kayakers_learn_how_stay_afloat_and_alive_on_the_water/

Sincerely,

Rachel Cluderay

Instructional & Tour Program Manager