Arctic Wind Riders

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Program Overview

Developed with sustainable development in mind, this multi-year program brings to the northern communities an adrenaline-driven activity, opportunities for leadership development and a unique platform to raise awareness about new local ecotourism opportunities in their community.

Outdoors in sync with Arctic Nature


Activity Programs 


A New Dynamic Sport 

The sport is evolving rapidly in the North in many communities . Through 40 monts of community development, 24 weeks of community based activities, 22 instructors trainned, 850 plus initated to the sport in 12 communities the bases is getting there for the sport to develop.
Last year 15 participants from 9 communities participated to this 4 day race program (Triangle race, long distance, speed runs).  The event is praised by every participants, It is a unique occasion for them to  share their passion with people from other communities, ride with them and develop new friendship,  race against them and develop their competitive spirit. It is also a unique occasion to witness the evolution of northern rider’ skills, give special training clinics, and reach out to host community residents. 

Arctic Wind Riders’ Championship


For youth by youth

The program encourages “for youth by youth” activities in the community drawing on the power of young people to reach out to their less active peers, to develop their leadership skills within, and to break down the barriers to active living that many young people encounter. One week initiation camps provide a unique occasion to build interaction between the team and the community



About Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani

Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani is an Inuktitut phrase meaning «A strong wind is rising on the land of Inuit».  Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani is a non-profit organisation based in Kangirsujuaq, Nunavik. Our mission is to offer to youth from northern communities on-the-land challenging activities so they can build a strong sense of confidence, purpose, achievement and community in a joyful setting. Harnessing nature’s power is a practice young Inuit can learn to rely on to stay tuned and mobilize their inner strengths toward global wellness.  
President: George Jaaji Pilurtuut  Kangiqsujuaq QC
Treasurer: Martin Roy, Kuujjuaq QC
Vice president: Guy Laflamme Saint-Placide QC

General manager: Guy Laflamme

About the Arctic Wind Riders program

The Arctic Wind Riders program is an exciting and innovative on the land program based on a new activity perfectly suited for the North. A unique way for youth and young adults to harness wind power in winter & spring, to travel over snowy tundra, frozen lakes, bay, fjords and coastal sea ice. A healthy way to enjoy freedom on the land, to play games with the family or a clean energy vehicle to access fishing or hunting grounds.
Developed with sustainability in mind, the program includes community initiation camps, leadership/instructor training, races, games, regional championships and local adventure-tourism initiatives. Since 2006, 23 communities of Nunavik and Nunavut have initiated local kite ski clubs. Has a result, we identified and trained more than 50 local young leaders has instructors, initiated 3000 plus youth and young adults, and generated thousands of smiles. Since 2014, kite ski adventure travel is part of Nunavik Pingualuit parks offers.
Program objectives are; to provide a new, dynamic, on the land activity to northern youth, to build expertise, leadership & ownership within youth groups and communities, and to support the development of a true arctic winter sport and new local ecotourism opportunities.
Sports Has The Power To Change The World. “ Nelson Mandela