Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I want to speak briefly about some of the activities and events that took place over the past three days in Cambridge Bay. As we all know, many of us had an opportunity to attend the Nunavut Leaders' Summit. I will not get into the details of some of those discussions because they will be in the media over the next couple of days. I would like to comment on some of the other activities that did take place. I would also like to thank all the participants that did attend, whether they were elected officials, appointed officials, or the staff that were there. Some of the other events, Mr. Speaker, that took place: there was a Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce meeting at the same time as the Nunavut Leaders' meeting.
I would like to extend appreciation to the Honourable Goo Arlooktoo for speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, along with myself. There was also an arena re-opening ceremony and the Honourable Manitok Thompson and the Honourable Don Morin both participated. I would like to extend my appreciation to them for their participation in that. As well, thanks to Commissioner Helen Maksagak, who also was a part of those ceremonies and activities. I would like to also mention there was a hockey game. A local team, of which I was fortunate to be a member, was chosen to play the out of town summit participants. We were gracious hosts by losing two to one to the out of town team.
I would like to thank Doug Crossley of Cambridge Bay, who organized that event. Finally there were a couple of other community square dances held both on Saturday and on Sunday. They were very well attended by the community and by guests from outside of the community. I would like to thank David Evalik and Elik Tologanak for organizing those two events. There was also, Mr. Speaker, a presentation made to the Honourable Ron Irwin from the community by the mayor. They presented him with a drum. I would like to thank Attima Hadlari for giving drum lessons to the federal Minister at that time. I, Mr. Speaker, would also like to seek unanimous consent to complete my statement. Thank you.