Fortunately, Spring means it's jamboree time in our local communities. Last year I posted about the Muskrat Jamboree in Inuvik - it's hard to believe a whole year has passed and it has rolled around again. This year I got to participate more, as the weather was slightly improved (by that I mean it was still cold but at least it was bright and sunny and the wind wasn't blowing snow and ice into your face the whole time!)
The funds raised during the 4-day event (April 5-8) were donated to the NWT Council for Disabilities.
Below are some photos I took of the skidoo races, dog-sled races, log-sawing contests, and "honey bag hockey" which I got roped into playing! The other activities that I didn't get pictures of were the harpoon throw, plank walking, nail driving, egg tosses, jigging contests, tug of war, drum dancing, pancake breakfasts, talent show, and my favourite, the trapper skills contest - including boring a hole in the ice for fishing, building a fire on the ice (yes, it's possible!) and making tea and bannock - see last year's post for pictures of that.