Megan Aupaluktuq-Hachey from Baker Lake, Nunavut, is working as a Sport and Recreation Development Officer for the Government of Nunavut. Megan is one of our spring graduates earning her Certificate in Northern Recreation Leadership. You can read about Megan’s involvement with recreation in her community and her thoughts on the Recreation North Training Program below.
Megan enrolled with the Recreation North Training Program in September 2021 as an opportunity through work and hadn’t heard about the training before. She quickly saw how each learning event (mini-course) was relevant and the flexibility there was to complete them. Megan enjoyed working alongside many other strong leaders through the program.
Megan enjoyed working through the training in a “learning by doing” manner where she could easily apply what she learned to her everyday life at work, volunteering, and leadership. Megan strengthened her skills in communication, planning, and other “soft skills.”
Megan spends her free time as a coach, athlete, and volunteer and is involved in the community athletic association.
“I’ve been involved in Baker Lake’s sport and recreation scene throughout my entire life, and I really enjoy being able to give back. Hearing about what other communities are doing always gives me inspiration.”
A highlight was Northern Recreation Leadership for Megan was “learning about various events and programs that are currently happening around the North. When you live in the North, a place known for its isolation and small populations, it can be difficult to see and appreciate all of the fun and connections we have with one another.”
Congratulations on your hard work and completion of your certificate, Megan!