Inuit storyteller Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak will open this season of the MAC’s popular storytelling series

Tales from the Arctic comes to the MAC on Oct. 24

First storyteller in this season's Tales for the Telling was born on the west coast of Hudson’s Bay

The MAC’s popular storytelling series Tales for the Telling opens on Friday, Oct. 24 with Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak.

Author and storyteller, Arvaarluk Kusugak was born in Qaktiktalik (Cape Fullerton), NWT (now Nunavut) on the west coast of Hudson Bay. He was raised in Repulse Bay, right on the Arctic Circle, where his family lived a traditional lifestyle.

The stories he now tells are the stories he heard every night growing up. Aside from storytelling around the world, Arvaarluk Kusugak has also authored many books including A Promise is a Promise (with Robert Munsch), Baseball Bats for Christmas, The Littlest Sled Dog and T is for Territories.

Tales for the Telling takes place on the fourth Friday of the month, Oct. to May at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for OCAC members, and are sold at the door. Advance tickets are also available at the McMillan Arts Centre.

For more information, please contact the series co-ordinatior Marva K. Blackmore at 250-594-3221 or


— NEWS Staff/ The MAC



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