Exactly a year ago RVP was asked to document a special mission from Project North.
To deliver $25K worth of hockey equipment to the youth of Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
Project North is a sports equipment & education campaign to help Inuit youth & children.
Project North was started by Michelle Valberg a local Ottawa Photographer. She is also the President.
The residents of Pond Inlet warmly welcomed a Project North contingent on Friday, April 15, 2011. Pond Inlet is a larger Nunavut community located on the northeastern side of Baffin Island, 700 kilometres above the Arctic Circle , with a population of approximately 1200 hockey fans. Project North was thrilled to bring hockey bags valued at $25,000 to the community of Pond Inlet - given by the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund. Kyle Quincey of the Colorado Avalanche NHL hockey team was part of the eleven person group. The kids had a chance to meet with Kyle, they even got to play hockey with him - what a great thrill for all! This is the 10th community to receive a Project North equipment delivery. Ottawa author and photographer Michelle Valberg, co-founder and Co-Chair of Project North is thrilled with this response. It's incredible, the response and all of these great organizations coming together, says Valberg, adding that it is an investment in the future of the Canadian North. This is an opportunity - not only for the children to have better health and cultivate an active lifestyle, but for the community to unite to enjoy Canada's great pastime!, Valberg points out that in many of these areas there are skating facilities, but no equipment, and many families just can't afford it. Also joining Valberg on this adventure is Matthew Langen from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund; Dennis Jackson, Vice President of Scotiabank and his wife Dorothy; Jeff Turner, Senior Director of Sponsorship at United Way and his wife Karen; Ryan Kruyne of KOTT North and Sandy Sharkey from BobFM.
Here also an article written about our trip & the challenges of shooting video in -30C by Zacuto.
Reno Video Productions is also proud to be an official sponsor of PN.
Here are all the videos we have produce so far up to the amazing Casino Royale Fund Raising event held on March 30th,2012
Project North Vlog April 13th, 2011
Project North Weekend Recap in Pond Inlet April 15th to 17th, 2011
NHLPA goes to Pond Inlet April 17th, 2011
Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet) Jewel of the Arctic
Project North goes to Pond Inlet. April 17th, 2011
Project North Launches Gear Up March 15th, 2012