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Nunavut group starts fundraising for performing arts centre – NunatsiaqOnline
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Qaggiavuut’s plan may or may not fit QC’s convention centre scheme
March 30, 2017
If the Qaggiavuut Society has anything to do with it, Iqaluit’s status as the only northern capital in Canada without a dedicated performing arts centre may soon come to an end.
Fresh from accepting the Order of Nunavut last month, a founding member of the Qaggiavuut Society, Ellen Hamilton, asked Iqaluit City Council March 28 for written support ahead of the society’s new fundraising campaign for a Nunavut performing arts space in Iqaluit.
“We are going to promote aggressively a partnership with the private sector, all levels of government, Inuit organizations, other non-profits, to come together, to work with us, to raise the funds for a performing arts and cultural space in Iqaluit,” Hamilton said.
“The world needs a place that can nurture and support the Inuit performing arts, if not in Nunavut, where else?”