Thank you for your help in supporting these great causes throughout Nunavut!

IBC – The Inuit Broadcasting Centre

**Update!**

 

The Nunavut Media Arts Centre is located in the core of the business and government district of Iqaluit, minutes away from the Legislative Assembly. A specialized foundation has been laid at the site on Inuit-owned land donated by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and is ready for the next stage of construction. The proposed 8000 sq. ft. building has an estimated cost of approximately $8.3 M. (including equipment and associated training). The new centre will incorporate:

  • The first full-scale, state of the art, digital facility for audio/video, recording, performance and post production in Nunavut, available to local and territorial freelancers, performers, artists and production companies working in Nunavut.
  • Studio production suitable for live programming, including performance space and capacity for live studio audiences.
  • Office and post-production space for ICSL.
  • Inuit Film and Video Archive.

The Nunavut Media Arts Centre will accommodate important production technologies – high definition equipment, digital editing systems, and video data storage. The facility will enhance the diversity and quality of IBC’s current production output, increase our capacity to generate revenue, and provide a new level of production service and capacity to artists, clients and viewers in Nunavut and elsewhere.

The Nunavut Media Arts Centre will also house the Inuit Film and Video Archive for preserving and storing the priceless collection of historic film and video shot by Inuit since the 1970s.

As a foundational element of our cultural infrastructure, the Nunavut Media Arts Centre will assure wider and better coverage and promotion of Nunavut artists and performers in every field, bringing the very best of Nunavut to Canada and the world. With cutting-edge production capacity and a unique, made-in-Nunavut design, IBC and our partners are creating a landmark for Iqaluit, a showpiece for Nunavut, a milestone in our cultural history, and a proud symbol of Aboriginal broadcasting in Canada.

St. Jude’s Anglican Church

 

For over thirty years, St Jude’s Anglican Cathedral in Iqaluit has been an Arctic icon, a beacon of hope in a community rife with social problems and despair.  St. Jude’s was also a reflection of the unity of the Anglican faith and of the people in the NWT, Nunavut and Northern Quebec whose 51 congregations, spread over one third the area of Canada, make up the largest Anglican Diocese in the world.
The cathedral’s unique igloo structure also held 30 years of collective memory for the people of the far flung Diocese of the Arctic – including a magnificent collection of six tapestries donated from communities throughout the diocese, from Kitikmeot to Nunavik, depicting Inuit interpretations of Anglicanism. The Cathedral had also became an important destination for worshipers, visitors and dignitaries whenever they visited the capital of Nunavut.
 
Tragically, the church burnt down as a result of arson on November 5, 2005.  We began rebuilding in 2007.  We still need $4.5 million to pay for the creation of a new church.
 

Iqaluit is the capital city of the territory of Nunavut in Canada’s North. Home to approximately 7,000 residents, Iqaluit is a vibrant and growing community that holds much promise for the future. Located on the southern tip of Baffin Island in the arctic, it is a community accessible only by plane or boat.

Iqaluit’s population is a diverse mix of Inuit and other races and cultures, each leaving their own mark on the city to make it a unique blend of traditional and modern ways. With over half of the residents being under the age of 25, it is important that youth have access to recreational programs and activities. Iqaluit’s cold, dark months magnify the need for vibrant indoor recreational opportunities. Youth in the north face many challenges in their daily lives including suicide, domestic violence, loneliness and poverty. Providing healthy alternatives for youth is vital to ensuring this generation grows to be productive and contributing members of our City.

Under the banner name of REACH, it is hoped that 10% of the overall cost of the swimming pool will be raised through REACH and the rest obtained through City reserves, Federal and Territorial funding and other programs. Personal donations are tax deductible and all contributions will be recognized.

Sponsorship opportunities exist for business, service clubs and other groups. Along with the established levels of sponsorships, there are other great opportunities that are open for discussion.

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