Hosted by 1,700 volunteers, the 2016 Arctic Winter Games were a success despite inclement weather delaying some of the events at the beginning while participants patiently waited to arrive.
Arctic Winter Games is a sporting event primarily for youth between 13 to 18 years who compete in 15 different sports disciplines, from badminton and wrestling to snowshoe running and the Dene Games and Arctic Sports.
The Arctic Winter Games were very much an athletic and cultural showcase this year with the Nuuk Katuaq Arts Centre as the venue for the various performers who came to serve as cultural delegates for their respective regions during the Games. Students from the local Nuuk schools were also able to take in workshops that included beadwork, drum dancing, kayaking, artwork, and media skills.
For more photos on the event, visit www.awg2016.org.