Skills Canada Cardboard Qamutiik Races

Friday, October 26, 2007
Today at school we had a cardboard qamutiik competition sponsored by Skills Canada. Students from grades 6+ were able to participate in building a cardboard qamutiik and race it against other qamutiiks built by others in the school on a track that Darcy and Nick made up on the baseball field near by the school.

For those of you down south who have no idea what a qamutiik is, it is a sled that is pulled by either sled dogs or by snowmobiles. Qamutiiks are made of wood. Qamutiiks have two skies. People use qamutiiks when they go camping and often pull qamutiiks when using skidoos. Children can make small qamutiiks for sliding. Sometimes people build little cabins on a qamutiik for added shelter.


The kids had a great time building their cardboard qamutiiks (although, some of them looked more like krazy karpets than qamutiiks) they all had fun racing each other outside.


mom said...

This looks like so much fun! Reminds me of when I was a kid sledding!