NARWAL News

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

First Aid in Behchoko

Cathy spent last week teaching a Standard First Aid and Wilderness First Aid course in Behchoko. It was a really fun to group to work with. They had so much knowledge about the land. Here are a couple photos from emergency shelter building.

Cecelia, Paul and Kenneth built this shelter in under six minutes!

Another great shelter by Richard, Cecelia and Edith.

Safety & Emergency Response Planning Workshop

The past few weeks Cathy has been working with Amy from ITI and Meta from WSCC putting together a Safety & Emergency Response Planning Workshop. Cathy and Meta discussed with a group of enthusiastic and knowledge tour operators about reaching WSCC regulations, how to avoid emergencies, how to plan for emergencies, and how to follow-through with the plan. It was definitely a learning opportunity for everyone involved, including Cathy and Meta! NARWAL wants to thank ITI for inviting NARWAL to help provide the Safety & Emergency Response Planning Workshop. It was great to brainstorm with other tour operators!