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NEWS: Nunavut October 09, 2012 - 8:24 am

Arviat tourism project up for national tourism award

“Building a tourism sector in Arviat”

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Throatsingers in Arviat perform for visitors in Arviat this past May as part of the Arviat Community Ecotourism Initiative. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NUNAVUT ARCTIC COLLEGE)
Throatsingers in Arviat perform for visitors in Arviat this past May as part of the Arviat Community Ecotourism Initiative. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NUNAVUT ARCTIC COLLEGE)

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada has unveiled its finalists for the 2012 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by The Toronto Star and Visa Canada.

And the Arviat Community Ecotourism Initiative is one of three finalists for the National Cultural Tourism Award.

“The Arviat ecotourism project was created to develop an internationally competitive and unique wildlife viewing and Inuit cultural experience that did not previously exist, maximizing local involvement, employment and control, and maintaining local culture and tradition,” says a brief description on the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s website.

The awards are presented annually by the association “to recognize success, leadership and innovation in Canada’s tourism industry.”

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Québec Nov. 20.

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