November 23, 2012 - 5:35 am
Photo: Qaggiavuut! seeks more support Nov. 22
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, chair of the Qaggiavuut Society for a Nunavut Performing Arts Centre, at right, smiles while the Iqaluit band Koel and The Twin Otters play a set in front of a crowd of performing arts buffs Nov. 22 at the Qaggiavuut's annual general meeting at Inuksuk High School. At the AGM, Qaggiavuut, in its second year as an official society, discussed the need for a performing arts centre in Iqaluit. Nunavut is the only territory or province in Canada without a performing arts centre and Iqaluit is the only capital city in North America without a space to present the performing arts, Qaggiavuut says. The society's main goal in 2013: to find funding for a feasibility study for the centre, which carries an estimated cost between $150,000 and $200,000. Qaggiavuut currently has assets of $22,056.20. "Our vision is to help aspiring and establishing artists of all ages to present and honour artistic works in an elegant space," Williamson Bathory said in her executive summary. To learn more about Qaggiavuut, head to their website at www.qaggiavuut.ca. (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY).