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Make ‘em laugh! Comedy fest raises nearly $7,000 for Nunavut help line – Nunatsiaq News

4 January, 2019

First Air, Alterna Savings Crackup team up to help Kamatsiaqtut

The First Air Arctic Comedy festival, held in Iqaluit this past October, raised over $6,700 for the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line, the volunteer organization said on Monday.

Those funds came from ticket proceeds, silent auctions and ticket draws during the three-day comedy festival, which was held in Iqaluit from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, 2018.

The money will go toward training, and small snacks like crackers and juice boxes for the volunteers who keep the help line running, Sheila Levy, Kamatsiaqtut’s co-founder and executive director, told Nunatsiaq News in October.

The help line has no paid employees. Even Levy has never received a pay cheque from Kamatsiaqtut in her 29 years of managing it, she said.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/make-em-laugh-comedy-fest-raises-nearly-7000-for-nunavut-help-line/

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