Ann Meekitjuk Hanson and Heather Daley both received specially minted Canada 150 medals from Nunavut Senator Dennis
Patterson Feb. 11.
South Baffin’s unofficial archivist
Senator Dennis Patterson
Jimmy Manning documents surroundings through words and photos
Jimmy Manning is documenting everyday life.
He regularly takes numerous photos, shoots video and jots down daily notes in his journals.
“I just keep shooting, shooting, shooting,” Manning said of his trusty Nikon digital camera. “And I do some kind of a diary that I write every day, what is happening in the North and so on.”
He’s on his 12th volume, and he may leave his journals with the Kenojuak Cultural Centre someday, he said. “I have had people from the south – curators – look at it, and the youth (in Cape Dorset) view scripts,” he said.
A promoter of the arts, Co-op employee for almost 45 years and father of eight, Manning has been recognized as a Canada 150 “Unsung Hero” medal winner by Senator Dennis Patterson.
Sen. Dennis Patterson selected winners from 72 nominations
A new medal that honours Canadians for their community volunteerism and contributions will go to 12 recipients who represent Nunavut’s three regions, spanning sectors like business, arts, education and politics.
“Over four months, my office received 72 nominations; all of the stories we read were heart-warming and inspiring,” Sen. Denis Patterson, who represents Nunavut, said in a Nov. 6 release about the awards.