Sometime in March of this year, the annual coastal Winter Sportsmeet will be held in Upper Lake Melville in the community of Sheshatshiu.
The actual date of the Sportsmeet will be determined at a future school board meeting.
Damien Barter is the gym teacher for the Jens Haven Memorial School (JHMS) and the head coach of its Nain Huskies team.
Barter says this year’s Sportsmeet teams for each school will consist of three boys and three girls.
He says the team captain for the JHMS Huskies is Patrick Webb, while the rest of the boy’s squad consists of Josh Angnatok and Nicky Okkuatsiak.
Dana Pamak, Caitlyn Baikie and Christa Angnatok make up the girl’s portion of the team.
Barter says this year’s team is young, but he believes they are strong individuals whose strong leadership skills will make up for their lack of experience.
In preparation for the Sportsmeet, they are holding practices after school three times a week, from 3:00 to 4:30pm.
Right now they are practicing Badminton and Floor Hockey.
And within the next couple of weeks, they will be working on Cross-Country Skiing, Outdoor Soccer, Inuit games and the Labrathon.