Now that the sun is coming out longer each day, and the days are getting warmer and longer, we can look back at a job well done. The thousands of kilometres we’ve walked together are evidence that northerners are ambitious and concerned about healthy living- and motivated to stay that way! We could not have asked for a better 10th year send off for Walk to Tuk.

But what makes this event possible? How are we able to send each and every NWT participant an I walked to Tuk T-shirt? How are our staff able to dedicate so many hours and days to helping you navigate the website, log your hours and get the message out? How are we able to offer such incredible prizes for simply staying healthy through those long winter months? The success of Walk to Tuk is due in large part to the generous contributions of some very special northern businesses. We would like to take a few minutes to express our gratitude to these businesses:

NWT & Nunavut Lotteries has been an annual source of support for the NWT Recreation and Parks Association and Walk to Tuk. Walk to Tuk would not have become so successful without their help!

Who can’t wait to get their hands on this year’s coveted Walk to Tuk t-shirt? Thanks to Northwestel and NAV CANADA, Walk to Tuk is able to offer a 10-year anniversary Walk to Tuk t-shirt to every successful participant.

Another long-standing sponsor deserving of thanks is First Air, now Canadian North. The airline has been involved since the very first Walk to Tuk. All of the NWT residents who successfully make it to Tuk in 2020 will be entered to win a Canadian North flight pass, an excellent reward for the dedication needed to stay active during the dark winter months of Walk to Tuk.  

Sponsoring the Walk to Tuk grand prize not only gets participants that sweet chance to win flight passes, it also gives us the ability to get the word out to YOU the participants and captains, it allows us to collect stories and relay them back to you, and most importantly to motivate the NWT to get active and stay healthy throughout the winter. Thank you to Dominion Diamond Mines, Dillon Consulting, and McLennan Ross LLP for supporting this initiative.

Lawson Lundell LLP and Northwestel recognize the value and importance of team captains to the success of Walk to Tuk. Team captains motivate team members; compile team minutes, edit and submit team walking times, photos, and stories; and organize group walks. Thanks to these fine businesses, we are able to properly recognize the contributions of these dedicated individuals with team captain prizes.

Another prize awarded at the end of Walk to Tuk is the team draw prize. Thanks to sponsorships from The North West Company, the Tuktoyaktuk Community Corporation, The Woodyard Brewhouse and Eatery, and the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, lucky teams will celebrate their success while eating a delicious lunch.

On behalf of the NWTRPA and Walk to Tuk participants, THANK YOU SPONSORS! Your contributions are essential to the success of Walk to Tuk 2020. If you’re a Walk to Tuk participant, supporting these northern businesses is a great way to encourage future giving.

If you are interested in supporting Walk to Tuk in 2021, contact us at bkrekoski@nwtrpa.org.


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