Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nunatsiavut Celebrates Canada Day

Inuit along the north coast of Labrador are coming together to celebrate Canada Day tomorrow.

In Nain, celebrations begin at 10:30 in the morning with children’s activities at the ball field.

Also included in the events are a fishing contest, parade, activities at the ball field, a beach volley-ball tournament, a softball tournament, radio bingo, and a community dance.

A new activity this year will be a cardboard boat competition.

Competitors will create a cardboard boat and race it at the old dam.

Prizes will be awarded for design and ability to race the boat.

Canada day events will begin in Rigolet with the raising of the Canadian flag and opening ceremonies.

Events continue throughout the day including ultimate Frisbee, a community barbeque and a Lebanese dance.

In Hopedale, they are celebrating Canada Day by having a flat race, fear factor, bike races, and Inuit games along with other outdoor and indoor events.

The people of Postville will be raising the Canadian flag.

There will be prizes for the best decorated vehicles, a parade, children and adult games, a cake decorating contest and a community barbeque.

We’re still waiting to hear about Makkovik’s activities.

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