Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cape Dorset, Nunavut 2012

On Saturday April 21st the Screaming Gang joined by a couple of friends from Mitchell District High School and two more from Stratford Central began a six flight, 15 hour trek to Cape Dorset, Nunavut.  From London to Toronto to Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet to Chesterfield Inlet to Coral Harbour to Cape Dorset we experienced many a take-off and landing, giving those new to flying their wings in one day.

Give a follow on Twitter @paulfink for more info on the trip, links to articles on the trip and details on our upcoming adventures.

Below is a collection of photos shot by our traveling shutterbugs Ryan Butler and Jolene Steele accompanied by captions to enhance their incredible images.  Enjoy!

Our Photographers

Behind the camera capturing the special moments for everyone to share.  
They deserve acknowledgment.

Ryan Butler

Jolene Steele and a new friend from Cape Dorset

Cape Dorset, 2012

Robyn after six flights - we've arrived!

A bit of a language barrier - Inuktitut

Wintery walk through town.

Cape Dorset on a sunny day - and full of snow.

Jared at the only restaurant in Cape Dorset.

The menu with prices.

A welcoming bowl of Walrus Stew to warm our bellies and challenge a few.

The whole gang - Stratford students and their Cape Dorset twins.

Igloo building with elders.

The igloo master M. Jaw.

Ryan and the igloo builder M. Jaw.  The gun is protect us against polar bears and wolves.

Melissa in the igloo.

Arctic Char ice fishing on Fish Lake -  Baffin Island, Nunavut

Transport back from the igloo building and fishing in a Qamutiq.
A homemade sled dragged behind a skidoo. 

Climbing the mountain in blizzard like winds.

The brave and foolish at the highest point we reached.  Frozen and exhausted.

The beautiful ice flow.

The ice flow adventurers hiding from the -30 plus temperature.

Community Feast - frozen caribou and Arctic char.

The feast continues.

A video of a potion of the community feast.

Throat singing with Geena and a friend.

Tom attempting some traditional games.

Cooking with Cape Dorset kids.

Potato latkes with poached eggs.

Mission accomplished - Chef training part one complete.

The first side of the exchange is over.  Our new friends arrive on May 5th for a week of fun Stratford style.  More photos, video and words will follow on this blog.


  1. Another amazing Screaming Avocado adventure above the Arctic Circle!! Mmmmm... walrus stew! Love the pics of the kids cooking! Looking forward to meeting some of the Cape Dorseters when they come to Stratford!

  2. Hey, how come avo is not on the menue here? LOL! I definetely need to get out more so can have an Avocado screaming adventure too. It never snows much in the part of the country I reside - South Africa, Gauteng. I suppose thats why we are able to grow Avo like we do

    Source: Here are some really cool Avocado Recipe. Avocados