Kangirsuk

Jessie Augiak


16 years old · Secondary 3
Jessie Augiak
  •   Passion
    I like sleeping and eating.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I want to be a cop.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I want to be with my friends who are doing that project. I like to be outside.

Joanna Mucco


13 years old · Secondary 1
Joanna Mucco
  •   Passion
    I like volleyball, camping, fishing, and my job at the daycare.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I would like to be a nurse.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I like going outside for class and it’s fun to join other students.

Lucas Airo


14 years old · Secondary 1
Lucas Airo
  •   Passion
    I like to play hockey and hang out with friends.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I want to be a cop down south.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I wanted to do outdoor activities.

Masiu Nassak Jr.


15 years old · IPL class
Masiu Nassak Jr.
  •   Passion
    I like to play hockey, go camping, fishing, and junior rangers.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    It would be fun to be a firefighter.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I love skiing and we get to be outside for school with different students.

Monica Taqulik


13 years old · Secondary 1
Monica Taqulik
  •   Passion
    Play volleyball, baseball, basketball, camping, fishing – but not when I’m cold.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I want to be a pilot.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I get to socialize and be outdoors and not just in school.

Nunia Simiunie


16 years old · Secondary 4
Nunia Simiunie
  •   Passion
    I like all sports and junior rangers.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I want to go to college and university, and become a cop or join the army.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    It will be a great experience to go skiing to Aupaluk. I hope you will have fun reading this!

Sivanau Airo


16 years old · Secondary 4
Sivanau Airo
  •   Passion
    I like to sew, go camping, watch movies, and hang around with my friends.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I want to owe my own business.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I wanted to train and to go cross-country skiing. I want this to help me to be selected for the Arctic Winter Games. I like being outside.

Suzanna Onalik


16 years old · Secondary 5
Suzanna Onalik
  •   Passion
    I like to play volleyball, baseball, and I like to sew. I don’t like hockey or soccer and bullies.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I want to graduate and go to college.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I like going outside often.

Arnaud Janvier


31 years old · Physical Education Teacher
Arnaud Janvier
  •   Passion
    I like to do different kind of sports but I have a preference for running and hiking. I like to travel and discover new places. And in Kangirsuk, I love to ride my snowmobile and go ice fishing.
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    In the future, I would like to continue to be the Phys Ed teacher in Kangirsuk for one or two more years. Then, I would love to take a year off to go backpacking around South America. I think I would really like to go back to work as a primary teacher after that.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I wanted to join Jeunes Karibus because it’s an amazing adventure in a beautiful land and I wanted to be able to give the opportunity to Kangirsuk’s students to be part of a project like that.

Olivier Paradis


Adventure guide
Olivier Paradis

Olivier is an adventure addict, dynamic and determined, he is diligent and creative, he is passionate about travelling and nature, in short he is an earth lover!

After completing training in adventure tourism and ecotourism at the Collège Mérici in Quebec City, he biked across Austral Africa, the Yukon and Patagonia. Olivier was also trained in outdoor-leadership with the American school NOLS and guided with numerous adventure tourism companies in America and Europe. This adventure guide hopes to see the Jeunes Karibus fully take advantage of the expedition and of their precious time on the land.

Simon Trumpickas


29 years old · IPL teacher
Simon Trumpickas
  •   Passion
    I enjoy travelling, ice fishing, building things, and spending time with family and friends
  •   What do you want to do in the future?
    I am very happy with the work I am doing now. I plan to continue working in schools since I feel it is a job where I can help students discover and develop their potential.
  •   Why did you want to join the Jeunes Karibus project?
    I’ve cross-country skied since I was very young and I’ve always dreamed about going on expedition on the tundra. I’m also very happy to share the experience with my fellow teacher and students.