Four years ago today, I woke up in a hotel room in Ottawa…and started my trek north for the 2nd time to live in Pangnirtung. The time has flown by, it seems like yesterday I arrived!
Today I am starting a new chapter in my life… it’s hard to type that but with endings come new beginnings. I am flying south back to Ontario. It seems fitting that I will be flying south 4 years to the day that I flew back to live in Pang!
Last night after the Pang Music Festival wrapped up for the evening…I went for one last drive around town with friends. It was just after 10pm…but the sun was setting behind the mountains (to pop up again a few hours later!)
Thanks Maki, Marton and Riina for driving me around….to visit everywhere one last time!
I have been so blessed to be able to call Pangnirtung my home not once but twice…it will hold a special place in my heart forever.
The friendships and memories I have made here will last a lifetime! Until the next time we meet…
Last weekend was suppose to be Pang Music Fest. A committee has been working hard all year to re-start this musical festival that was a highlight of the summer but hasn’t happened in years. But after a week of really bad high winds, no planes and then fog in Iqaluit which stranded 5 planes overnight here in Pang…let’s just say it was postponed…you can’t have a music festival if the bands playing can’t get into town. It was decided to reschedule everything to this weekend! There were a few people that couldn’t make it because of the weather delays but they have a great line up of groups to play.
Tonight I headed to the high school gym and was not disappointed. The first act was Northern Haze–they had a really great rock beat to their songs. Some of them made me wish I had longer hair and could still head bang like I did as a teenager at a rock concert.
The second act of the night was Saali and the Raven Hearts. They had a great sound as well…made me want to get on my feet and dance!
It was fantastic watching this band play–they really got into the groove and their enthusiasm was just contagious!
The Pang Music Festival will continue all weekend…if you are in town, should definitely go check it out!
This past weekend was action packed fun with friends–all surrounded by great food and conversations!
Saturday morning I went over to my friend Mary’s house for brunch. I didn’t take any photos! But everyone knows when you go to brunch at Mary’s house—you usually get amazing waffles, eggs and bacon! It was such a yummy way to start off the day.
Later that evening…my neighbours and a few other friends joined for a BBQ behind our house!
The guys took care of doing the BBQ-ing…and lighting of the fire for marshmallows… YUMMY! Thanks for doing the cooking!
While some neighbourhood kids stopped in to play…and then be close for when the food was ready! (It smelt so good…)
All four of the kids–searched for what they called “butterflies” and they would catch them…but they were some kind of moth..(I think, I didn’t look that closely).
I must admit–after they were “caught” I’m not sure many of the ‘butterflies’ lived to tell their tale. But it kept the kids busy.
It was a gorgeous evening for a BBQ! After having a crazy windy week—and bad weather it was nice to have the sun shining and no need for a jacket! I was super comfy in my hoodie.
There’s something about marshmallow roasting that brings people together.
On Sunday a group of friends got together for a ‘sushi’ making party! My friend had caught a huge Char (this spring) and gave it to my neighbours and they decided to throw a party. Who can say no to fresh arctic char sushi? Not me… It was so good…we made our own rolls, but Maki did all the crazy cutting and preparing for us. Thanks for hosting the party Maki it was a great lunch!
It always amazes me that so much fun can happen when friends get together to share a meal together…another memory for the memory bank! Thanks for a great weekend.
Happy Nunavut Day!
This morning in Pangnirtung there was a traditional dress fashion show…lots of amazing outfits.
Then there was a BBQ that the Co-op for lunch…yummy burgers and hot dogs! This afternoon there are more games and activities at the ball diamond.
The weather finally cooperated; while still a bit chilly–the crazy high winds seem to have stopped! Hope you are enjoying your day.
It was such a nice night for a feast. I just got back from the Canada Day feast at the ‘canon’ rock…
The sun was shinning…the wind died down and it was a gorgeous night! (At one point I regretted not putting on long johns, but all in all it was all good!)
It was fun to hang out and watch all the kids play…running all over the rocks, doing cartwheels on the tundra and riding their bikes everywhere!
So much fun…with a stunning backdrop of the Pang Pass!
A quick snap of Mt. Duval…
Looking out towards the end of the fjord towards Cumberland Sound.
Still some ‘bergy-bits’ in the fjord!
Hope your Canada Day was just as awesome as mine!