BLOG: My top ten retro games – Goo Ikkidluak

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#5 super Mario bros. Fusajiro Yamauchi the creator of Nintendo who made the first ever Nintendo game and it was called super Mario bros, the reason I put Mario up here was because every one know or heard of him, he was a fan favourite of mine but I think some people might disagree. # 4 Sonic the hedgehog now sonic is one who is a well-known person with sega but I don’t really know him that much I know that he’s a fast hedgehog and he says you’re too slow at sometime but that’s really all I know #3 …

BLOG: SUPER SOCCER: why I love it and how you can do it too! -Naja

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I started playing soccer when I was 7 years old. I went to super soccer for the first time April 2015. 5 Things I like about super soccer It’s a good experience . You get to travel. You get to learn how to be a team. You learn new stuff. You meet new people   5 Ways to get to Super Soccer Attend every practice: (We did scrimmages, we practiced games and the coaches would critique us on our game to help make us better soccer players) U have to be a team player: (We gave each other  advise when we …

BLOG: New pool in Iqaluit!! Better then dead dog lake! – Eden

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    New pool expected to open end of 2016!  Who’s excited for the pool? I know I am! I think that the new pool is going to be awesome because I love to swim, I have been swimming for a while I did swimming lessons in Ottawa for 2 years but started off in level 4 and I also did swimming lessons at a lake for a summer. My most exciting swimming activity I took part in was synchronized swimming! I did this in Ottawa before moving to Iqaluit; at the end of the season we did a water …

 BLOG: TOP FIVE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES – Julie

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The number one social media site is currently Facebook “Facebook is an accepted means of communication. It is a never-ending virtual social gathering filled with adopted puppies, cute LOL kitties, baby announcements, viral articles and videos, events, groups, organizations and fan pages.” Next up is twitter The name for Twitter was originally “twttr” 69% of follows on twitter are suggested by friends 91% of 18-34 year olds using social media are talking about brands Next there’s Linked in Linked in is manly used by business workers. It connects with old clients and potential clients. The fact about linked in is …

Depression

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I think a common misconception people have about depression is that it’s feeling sad- all the time. While this is certainly a part of it, often times depression presents itself in many ways other than just feeling sad constantly. Depression is many things- it’s feeling hopeless, sad, tired, exhausted and void of any emotions at all. It’s the feeling of not being able to accomplish anything, or the feeling that you can’t even pull yourself out of bed in the morning. It’s when you burst into tears just because you burnt your breakfast. Sometimes, it even presents itself as physical …

The Jack Summit

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Recently, I found myself being one of 200 delegates chosen to attend a conference in Toronto to discuss the stigma around mental health, and most importantly; how to get rid of it. The Jack Summit, as the conference is called, is held yearly. This year, 200 youths and young adults from around Canada met in Toronto, and 500 students from around Canada joined us from satellite summits. All 700 of us met with one common goal: to transform the way we think about mental health. Here in Canada, the stigma around mental health is still strong, and society as a …

Playing to Strength – Coping with Anxiety (Kiyanna)

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Many people in their life will experience some form of anxiety or nerves- it’s a fact of life. Whether it’s stage fright, being nervous about asking somebody out, or feeling jittery about your first job interview, everybody feels it. However, there are people who will experience anxiety in a whole new way- in the form of a disorder. Around 20% of people in Canada will, at some point in their lives, experience a mental illness, and about 5% will have a form of anxiety disorder that will cause impairment (as according to cmha.ca). What many people suffering from anxiety do …

Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Center

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a contribution from the Victims Fund with the Department of Justice Canada, Programs Branch. This contribution will allow us over the next two fiscal years, to move forward with assessing the need and feasibility of a “Child and Youth Advocacy Center” in Nunavut. This project has been named “Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Center”. Here you will find more information on the “Umingmak Child and Youth Protection Center, outlining what this center is, stages in our work plan, …