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Photo and Story Prize Draw

 March 4, 2019
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

The first round of prizes given out for stories and photos were awarded on February 4. The second round of prizes were awarded on March 1.

Below are the winners of a $50 MEC Gift card!

March winners:


  • Joann Tyrie of team City Yellowknife; Dog Walk to Tuk photo challenge winner.
  • Darren Jaquard of Arctic Coast Busters from Yellowknife; Frosty Faces photo challenge winner.
  • Laani Uunila of Meandering Moose from Tulita; Beautiful Places photo challenge winner.
    Two of Tulita’s Meandering Moose power jumping on Sahtú (Great Bear Lake) in Délı̨nę.
  • Story submitted by Don Wheler of the Wheler Walkers team from Yellowknife.

    Our family team really enjoyed logging our minutes and staying active during this cold February. My 84-year-old mother did laps at the town hall in Battleford, Saskatchewan and along the sea wall in Victoria. Our grandson and granddaughter led us up and down the ski trails in Yellowknife and we snowshoed with the moose in the fields near our home in Lashburn, Saskatchewan. We pushed the stroller in Lethbridge and walked our other grandkids to school in Edmonton. Lots of great family time on the way to Tuktoyuktuk! Thanks for organizing this event that brought us together in a friendly ‘coopetition’.

    Kind regards,
    Don Wheler
    ‘The Walking Whelers’

Honourable Mentions:
Amber Henry of team H2 Solutions from Yellowknife.



February winners:
  • Susan Fitzky of team Aurora College 50yrs from Yellowknife.
  • Lauren O’Keefe of The Mighty Tuks team from Fort Simpson.
  • Linda Tymura of team Wha Ti Beauty from Whatì.
  • Story submitted by Lisa Smith of the Forest Management team from Hay River.

    This is the first time our office participated in the Walk to Tuk.  We have been walking and exercising on our own, but since we are somewhat behind, we decided to start walking on coffee breaks.  It has been a great way to get fresh air, has created good co-worker socializing time, and everyone feels more productive after braving the cold.  Our team captain has been keeping us organized, making sure we submit out times, and has been motivating us to go on group walks.  The Forest Management ladies went out this morning, even though it is -35!

    -Lisa Smith


Honourable Mentions:
Rosalie Krengnektak of team PaulaTrekkers from Paulatuk.