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About Anurratuq Inuit Nunangani

in Inuktitut « The wind rises on the land of Inuit » Through sports, we create new on the land opportunities for youth to link with their environment, tradition and culture in a healthy and natural way, while creating new opportunities for themselves and for their community. 

 

About the Arctic Wind Riders program

 

The program provides youth and young adults expertise and ownership in kite skiing (Paraski). A unique new way for everyone to harness wind power and travel over snowy tundra, community doorstep frozen bay, adjacent fjords and coastal sea ice, in winter & spring. A modern way to use wind power, to enjoy freedom on the land, or travel for fishing or hunting in complete autonomy. The program includes community initiation camp, instructor training, a regional championship and local adventure-tourism. Since 2006, 23 communities of Nunavik and Nunavut have initiated local kite ski clubs.

Arctic Wind Riders is an exciting and innovative youth program based on a new on the land activity perfectly suited for the North.  Developed with sustainability in mind, the program combines adrenaline-filled activities and leadership development opportunities for emerging leaders in northern communities.


Program objectives

To provide a new dynamic outdoor activity to northern youth.
To build expertise, leadership & ownership within youth groups and communities
To support the development of a new sport and new eco-tourism opportunities.

Our Mission:

To create new opportunities for the youth through sustainable development approach, and support individuals who have a positive influence amongst their peers and can play an active role in their community.

Our Vision:

Through outdoor adrenaline driven activity, in symbiosis with arctic environment and culture, reach northern youth and have a positive effect on their health, mind and soul.
Emerging leaders and athletes that get involved locally or regionally have the potential to positively influence their peers and to contribute to open their community and region to the world.
 
 

Contact:

Guy Laflamme, B. Sc., B. A.
Director of Program Development
(514) 233 6093
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