Happy Nunavut Day!

English: Flag of Nunavut Français : Drapeau du...
English: Flag of Nunavut Français : Drapeau du Nunavut ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᑎ Русский: Флаг Нунавута (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nunavut Day (Canada)

“Celebrated by the residents of Nunavut, Canada, on July 9 each year, Nunavut is a time to honor the efforts of those who helped to bring this territory into being. For many years, the Inuit had worked toward forming their own territory. On July 9, 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act took effect, and Nunavut was established on April 1, 1999. Nunavut Day was declared an official government holiday in 2001.”  — Direct quote from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. To read an interesting article about Nunavut, I highly suggest going to Time and Date.com.

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  1. Anecdote time:

    While living in Virginia for a few years, I decided to get the Center Ice Package from our cable company so I could still watch Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday night. Whereas I was used to watching HNiC in Toronto, you could never be sure what local Canadian feed the cable company would use.

    One night, while watching with friends, the game flipped over to the local news between periods. It was the feed from Nunavut and the top news story for the evening was that someone had stolen THE ambulance in Iqaluit and had taken it for a joy ride. All the while, the photos showed a flat, snowy wasteland.

    So much for trying to convince my American friends that Canada was more than a small village surrounded by ice and polar bears.

    Love your posts!

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    • Aw, man, I sure do love anecdotes!! THE ambulance … I almost choked on my apple with that one. Yeah, I’m sure a lot of Americans think it’s all snow and ice here.
      I’m glad you enjoy my posts … drop in anytime, and please, anecdotes are great! Love ’em … 🙂

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    • Yeah, I’m thinking of recording the news tonight to see if they’ll do a piece on it. Mind you, between Toronto (terrible flash flooding) and Lac something or other (someone tampered with the brakes on a train and then half the town was in flames) … I’m not sure how much they’ll cover of Nunavut.
      All or nothing, it seems sometimes ….

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