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Intergenerational Photo Contest Winners

 July 5, 2019
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

It’s hard to believe that our Intergenerational Photo Contest in collaboration with the NWT Seniors’ Society has already come and gone! Both organizations wanted to honour the value of connecting across all ages on June 1st, 2019 – Intergenerational Day. We had such a wonderful response, which truly impressed and excited us to see so many communities engaging in activities that included all ages.

Intergenerational Photo Contest prize pack.

We are happy to congratulate our photo contest winners—Toni Anderson (Yellowknife), Judy Whitford (Yellowknife), Daniel Manalo (Fort Simpson), and special runner-up Jayda Andre (Fort McPherson)! We would like to highlight each photo and who was involved in each unique moment.

Toni Anderson describes her photo: “The photo is of a hike I took to Cameron Falls with my mom, sister and three of my kids (two are not in the picture). It was a beautiful early summer day. My mom Stella Ehrler is on the left with Emily (1-year-old) on her back, I am in the middle (pregnant with #4) and my sister Alix Sullivan is on the right.”

L to R: Stella Ehrler (with Emily Anderson on her back), Toni Anderson, and Alix Sullivan.

Daniel Manalo talks about the photo he took: “The photo was taken in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories on Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2019. On that day, there had been a variety of contests, and one of those is Log Sawing, which is the one that the grandfather and the granddaughter are doing in the photo. The grandfather’s name is Kevin Roberts and the granddaughter’s name is Chanel Roberts.”

L to R: Kevin Roberts and Chanel Roberts. Photo submitted by Daniel Manalo.

Judy Whitford on her submission: “Here is a photo I took of Edward Doctor showing Lexie Larocque-Murphy how to pluck a duck at Yellowknife Catholic School culture camp. This is such an amazing image of passing on traditional teachings from one generation to the next.”

L to R: Lexie Larocque-Murphy and Edward Doctor. Photo submitted by Judy Whitford.

Jayda Andre submitted a photo of May Andre and her granddaughter, Holly May.  She says: “Together they are hiking along the Dempster Highway, [and] May is showing her granddaughter what berries are safe to eat.”

L to R: May Andre and Holly Andre. Photo submitted by Jayda Andre.

Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagram, and Twitter) for the next few weeks where we will be featuring each photo and learning more about why intergenerational connections are important to the people who submitted these photos!