Canucks Christmas Dinner
The St. James Canucks hosted their annual Christmas Dinner at Assiniboia West Community Centre on Morgan Crescent on Dec. 17, 2016. The dinner included traditional Christmas food with a northern twist, courtesy of the Nukapiak family.
Canucks forward Stephane Nukapiak is from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, a town of just over 2,500 people. He lives here in Winnipeg with his father and mother and eventually his road took him to the St. James Canucks. The Nukapiaks brought traditional food from where they live to the dinner, including Caribou, Seal, Beluga Whale, Caribou Stew and Smoked Arctic Char.
The Canucks want to extend a huge thank you to the Nukapiak family for sharing their traditional food and recipes with us. It was a fantastic and interesting new experience and we are grateful for the enthusiasm they had when sharing their traditional food with us.
The entire Canucks organization wants to say Happy Holidays to our great employees and volunteers as well as their families. Many of our employees and volunteers spend long days and nights at the rink prepping for games and making sure things run smoothly every game day.
We want to say thanks and happy holidays to our players. Every game they work their hardest and compete every time they come to the rink.
We wish a safe holiday season to the rest of the players, coaches, staff and fans from around the league.
And finally, we want to wish our supporters and fans a healthy and happy holiday season and a fantastic new year. We hope you’ll continue to join us in 2017 as we chase the MMJHL Championship.