Nunavik Kite-Ski began as a regional pilot project in November 2011. Kite-skiing is a wind-powered sport where an individual rider on skis uses a large, often colourful kite as a sail to travel across ice and snow. It is a relatively new sport and is well suited to the Arctic.
The program aims to increase opportunities for community members to enjoy this fun, safe and exciting recreational activity. To reach this goal, the Recreation Department is implementing ways to increase access to equipment and supervision by knowledgeable instructors. Through community visits, local instructors are supported through training opportunities, such as workshops for kite and ski maintenance, leadership, and kite-ski safety, so there are local people capable of organizing and supervising riding sessions. The Department also helps to provide solutions for equipment storage near the riding area ensuring accessibility and ease of use.
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