In 2018, Northwestel continued working with community partners like the Arctic Winter Games and the Beaufort Delta Education Council, to provide athletic and educational opportunities for northern kids. Northwestel was also selected by the Government of Canada to help improve Internet access for 9 communities in the Northwest Territories.
Making the North stronger through sport
In February, Hay River and Fort Smith were joint hosts for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games, with teams attending from across northern Canada and from other countries in the circumpolar North. As a long-standing partner and legacy sponsor, Northwestel contributed $250,000 in communications services to support the event.
Canada invests in stronger connections
The Government of Canada invested over $4.6 million for Northwestel to improve Internet access in 9 NWT communities, including a new fibre-optic backbone in Jean Marie River.
Shining a spotlight on northern film and filmmakers
Northwestel Community TV provided funding and support for more northern productions, like Yellowknife-resident Jeremy MacDonald’s program: Stuff I Found Diving in YK.
Going the Distance
For the first time ever, high school students from Ulukhaktok graduated with education credits required to attend university. This was made possible through the Northern Distance Learning Program – a unique e-Learning initiative developed by the Beaufort Delta Education Council and sponsored by Northwestel.
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