This Christmas season I had the privilege to travel up north to Sanikiluaq Nunavut to host a Christmas dinner at a school. Sanikiluaq is an island located in the Hudson Bay, with a population of 882 people.
I got on the airplane early in the morning for a 3 hour flight. During the flight I mostly read my book and napped!
Once we arrived a team of us from Calm Air who flew up from Winnipeg headed down to the school to surprise the children.
Once we arrived at the school we began to cook dinner. We made potatoes, turkey, stuffing and more. Once the gym was all set up, Christmas dinner began! I got to serve food to so many smiling faces. I had the opportunity meet so many inspiring kids, and even got a tour of the school. I learned so much about this special Island, and got a soapstone carving as a souvenir. It was amazing too see the kids, and families so excited and happy for the supper.
It was an evening of community, friendship, and love. I am so thankful that the Calm Air group could make this amazing event happen.
There was a huge turnout at the dinner, most of the towns people were there! I am so thankful for this opportunity, and a huge thanks to my sponsors at Calm Air for including me in this wonderful event! I always enjoy going to the northern communities and doing something spacial for the people.
At the end of the day it was time to go home. My visit was short and sweet, but very heartwarming and a great experience.
I am so grateful to be able to travel and bring joy to people all around. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
With love, Kate
Miss Teenage Canada