Winters can be extremely cold in northern communities, especially if your are located on the shores of the Beaufort Sea! Mangilaluk School principal, Ephraim Warren, connected with a wonderful group of seniors to address the need to keep students warm.
Mangilaluk School is located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories in the community of Tuktoyaktuk. Tuktoyaktuk is the anglicized form of the native Inuvialuit place-name, meaning “resembling a caribou.” According to legend, a woman looked on as some caribou, common at the site, waded into the water and turned into stone, or became petrified. Today, reefs resembling these petrified caribou are said to be visible at low tide along the shore of the town.
Mangilaluk School hosts 225 students attending Kindergarten to Grade 12. The school has 18 teachers and operates between September and June.
Bonnie Irwin and a group of senior ladies (SHY) organized and spent the entire summer knitting 120 wool scarves for the students. For several years now, this team has been leveraging their knitting skills to keep youth warm.
The shipment was recently received by the school in time for the cold months ahead. Thanks to Bonnie are her wonderful team of ladies, the students will be kept very warm this winter!
NOTE: Delivering emergency and relief to northern communities is extremely expensive. The cost of transporting a single pallet can range between $500 to $1000. Please consider making a donation to HIP in support of transportation.