Adventure Canada

Adventure Canada

February 09, 2005 14:38 ET

No Hockey but Jordin Tootoo hits the Nunavut ice!

From Zambonies to Zodiacs: NHL Meltdown sends Jordin Tootoo in search of Cooler Climates! (photos available) Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor NUNAVUT--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 9, 2005) - The NHL lock out has left many players with time to spare but Jordin Tootoo, hailing from Rankin Inlet, has decided to use some of his time off to teach travellers from around the world about Inuit life. He became the first Inuk to enter the NHL in 2003, joining the Nashville Predators. This summer Tootoo will join Adventure Canada, a small Mississauga-based tour operator, to guide travellers through the heart of Canada's Arctic and Greenland.

Alongside other well-known Inuks such as Nunavut commissioner Peter Irniq, and artist Kananginak Pootoogook, Tootoo will journey from Iqualit, Nunavut to Kangerlussaq, Greenland in early August. The Voyage will be aboard the M/V Explorer, a small expeditionary vessel famous for navigating the Northwest Passage. Travellers have an opportunity to cruise among the icebergs and spot polar bears, walrus and seals on expeditions aboard the Explorer's fleet of zodiacs. The itinerary also includes stops in the artist communities of Kimmirut, Cape Dorset and Pangnirtung.

Tootoo Hopes that "Travellers will have the opportunity to interact with local Inuk and experience the wonder of the Arctic. Visiting remote communities will allow passengers to gain first hand experience of the culture, art, and daily life modern of Inuit people."

Adventure Canada has been operating expedition cruises and small group learning vacations since 1987. Each expedition is hand crafted by a small but dedicated team to ensure that the travel experience is more about learning and discovery than tourism, and emphasizes a two-way exchange with the land and its people.

The Voyage will run August 5 - 16, 2005 and is one of three Arctic sailings in 2005. Berths start at $3,695 CDN. Registration is limited to 108 travellers.

Photos available. /For further information: www.adventurecanada.com/ IN: EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, SPORTS, TRANSPORT, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Clayton Anderson, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Adventure Canada
    Primary Phone: 905-271-4000
    Secondary Phone: 800-363-7566
    E-mail: clayton@adventurecanada.com