On September 10, 2014, Nunavik’s 14 communities celebrated Housing Day 2014, a festive gathering to glorify Nunavik’s homes, develop tenants’ pride in their homes and to contribute to the overall beautification of Nunavik’s living environments.
Salluit Mayor Paulusie Saviadjuk; KMHB Board member Delaila Amarualik; and Vice President, Housing Development at the Société d’habitation du Québec (SHQ), Jean-François Arteau, were all present at this third Housing Day to express their support for Housing Day and the Pivallianiq Program.
Consult list of winners for 2014
The Akulivik Community Centre was completely ready to welcome mayor Adamie Alayco and a throng of 60 people joyfully celebrating Housing Day. The community’s housing manager Mary Aliqu, members of Akulivik’s housing committee and KMHB maintenance personnel formed the amazing team that organized the event!
Around 150 people attended the celebrations last September 16, the backup date for Housing Day 2014. The work of the many volunteers was greatly appreciated and helped the event run smoothly.
The Ivujivik Women’s Centre premises were decked in orange, blue, green and yellow balloons for the occasion. Young and old ate to their hearts’ content and celebrated their good fortune at living in a comfortable and healthy environment.
Over 100 people came to the outdoor skating rink to install barbecues, tables and food as part of Housing Day 2014. As with all fourteen villages, the popular KMHB-Pivallianiq sunglasses adorned so many happy faces in Kangiqsujuaq that supplies ran out in a matter of minutes... well, maybe next year!
Strong winds on September 10 forced the postponement of the event to the 11th... but it was all for the better! While KMHB families celebrated with a festive meal, students from Sautjuit school organized an awareness-raising walk on vandalism on the same day – an innovative idea that could become a tradition for the other schools!
For the third straight year, Housing Day was held in Kuujjuaq City Hall, a comfortable welcoming place for the great festival. KMHB Director General Watson Fournier, who was among the 80 people there, praised his employees for their excellent organization.
On September 10, 2014, the Salluit Community Centre overflowed with young and old to see the press conference announcing the Pivallianiq Program’s major achievements and then to gather around a festive meal. The KMHB employees rolled up their sleeves and fed the 350 hungry attendees!
It was a record attendance with over 125 visitors for Tasiujaq’s Housing Day 2014. The September rains and winds forced the guests indoors into the KMHB warehouse. Fortunately, the employees anticipated it and had decorated the place with colourful balloons!