A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors!

 January 11, 2018
Posted by ryoung

Walk to Tuk is celebrating eight years of encouraging Northerners to stay active in the winter months. The success of Walk to Tuk is due in large part to the generous contributions of some very special Northern organizations. We would like to use this space to express our gratitude to the businesses that have contributed to Walk to Tuk 2018!

NWT & Nunavut Lotteries has been an annual source of support for the NWT Recreation and Parks Association and Walk to Tuk. The Challenge never would have become so successful without their help!

Another long-standing sponsor deserving of thanks is First Air. The airline has been involved since the very first Walk to Tuk. All of the participants who successfully make it to Tuk in 2018 will be entered into a draw for a First Air flight pass, an excellent reward given the dedication needed to stay active during the dark winter months of Walk to Tuk.

Walk to Tuk is excited to welcome another major sponsor this year; Dominion Diamond Corporation has generously agreed to sponsors the popular “I Walked to Tuk” t-shirts. These t-shirts are given the participants of every team that reaches Tuktoyaktuk by February 28, 2018. Stay tuned for the vote to choose the 2018 t-shirt colour!

Blachford Lake Lodge, Crowe MacKay, Lawson Lundell LLP, and the North West Company have all recognized the value and importance of team captains to the success of Walk to Tuk. Team captains motivate team members, compile team minutes, submit team walking times, photos and stories, and organize group walks. Thanks to these fine businesses we are able to properly thank team captains with a team captain draw prize. Another prize awarded at the end of Walk to Tuk is the corporate team draw prize which is sponsored this year by Dragon Toner. Thanks, Dragon Toner, for your generosity!

At the end of Walk to Tuk we encourage communities and teams to acknowledge the significant efforts made by participants with a celebration. Thanks to the contributions of KopyKat North and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation the month of March will once again be marked by Walk to Tuk celebrations, across the territory.

On behalf of the NWTRPA and Walk to Tuk participants, THANK YOU SPONSORS! Your contributions are essential to the success of Walk to Tuk 2018. If you’re a Walk to Tuk participant, supporting these Northern businesses is a great way to encourage future giving.

If you are interested in supporting Walk to Tuk in 2019, contact us at stremblay@nwtrpa.org.