Devon reflects on his favourite memories from Chilliwack, BC

September 21st, 2017


My name is Devon Manik. I am from Resolute Bay or qausuittuq in Inuktitut, which means the place that never dawns.  The average temperature in the summer is approximately 0-10 degrees C. In the winter, the average temperature is approximately -40 to –60 degrees C. The landscape is very barren with very few plants but lots of gravel, rocks and mud. For fun I like to take photographs when I go hiking with my dogs. Last year, I was accepted to participate in Northern Youth Abroad, and since then I have learned so much and have seen so many things and I am very thankful for this.

I was placed in Chilliwack, BC and my favourite day was when I got to meet up with one of my friends and we went to the beach for a morning swim. It was my first time swimming in the ocean. After, we went diving with harbour seals near the docks off the coast of Vancouver. I saw lots of seals and could faintly see jellyfish too! We also got to kayak with the seals after our swim before going home to my host community.  

When I grow up, I want to finish school and I would like to create a company that makes electronics, robots and A.I. to make the world a better place. I would like to create this in Nunavut, the first of its kind, to have Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord running on renewable energy. My dream for myself and for the world would be to make the world pure again, without countries and with just the Earth as our home.

I hope you liked my blog, thank you and have a wonderful life,


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