I would be remiss if I didn't mention the success of some of our local army cadets this past weekend. A group of them were down to Iqaluit to compete in a Skill-at-Arms competiton. Skill-at-Arms features competitive shooting, athletics, drill, dress and deportment and how fast you can put up a tent. As a team the Arctic Bay cadets placed first in everything except drill, where they finished a very respectable second place. A couple cadets won gold and bronze in shooting. (Good job girls). Now the cadet corps will represent Nunavut at the upcoming competition for all of Nothern Region in Yellowknife later on in March. Nunavut has army cadet corps (and a few air cadet corps) scattered around the territory in places like Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Repulse Bay and Pond Inlet. I'm not certain how long we've had a cadet corps but Arctic Bay always does quite well for itself against the bigger communities and they should be commended for their efforts. Awesome work!
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