SSi proudly supports our youth in their athletic ambitions. Team work, pride and opportunities to showcase their talents provide the youth of today with critical skills that will last a life time. We are also a proud supporter of many non profit groups in the North. We deliver a wide range of services to these organizations. Services include; Broadband Internet, web hositing, live video streaming & Hotspots.
Michael Gilday’s Olympic Dream
For a man who’s top skating speed is higher than the vehicle speed limits in his hometown of Yellowknife, NT, Michael Gilday knows he has some homegrown help in his race to Olympic glory.
Over the years, SSi has supported many youth and sports events in the NWT. Now we are proud to partner with Michael Gilday as a Silver sponsor in support of his quest to make the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. On March 22, 2013, Michael visited the SSi head office in Yellowknife where he met the staff and shared stories of his many skating competitions.
“I’m thrilled to have the support of a company like SSi,” said Gilday. “It is so important to have this type of financial backing to help me realize my dream, and I can’t think of a better fit than SSi. Everyone here must be very happy to work here.”
Michael returned to his hometown Yellowknife after winning Gold in men’s relay at the World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. Previous to that, in January, he won the Canadian National Championship in Montreal. He is now training for the Olympic trials as he sets his sights on his lifelong dream - a spot on the Canadian team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
NWT Amateur Speed Skating Association
The NWT amateur speed skating association promotes the sport of speed skating to residents of the Northwest Territories. By developing and practicing skills, setting goals and preparing for and competing in competitions, skaters learn the benefits of dedication, perseverance, discipline and sportsmanship which carry through into other aspects of their lives.
Yellowknife U14 Regional Soccer Team
Out of 40 young and talented soccer players, this team of 10 U14 players was chosen on Oct 15, 2007 to represent the City of Yellowknife in the NWT Regional Playoffs. They WON these games and went on to represent the NWT at the 2008 Arctic Winter Games that was held in Yellowknife.
The boys had a fantastic time and took home a silver medal. SSi was proud to help these young players by assisting with the costs required to train and prepare for the games and to support their passions for the sport of soccer.
Folk on the Rocks
Yellowknife's annual music festival is one of Canada's top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing musicians from the NWT and Nunavut and across the globe for the North's biggest party under the midnight sun. SSi provides a variety of services to Folk on the Rocks including, web hosting, Wireless Broadband Internet Services, live video streaming from the FOTR site, Wireless Broadband Internet at the remote FOTR site along with technical support.
Alianait Arts Festival
SSi is a proud sponsor of the Alianait Arts Festival. This is an annual event hosted in Iqaluit, Nunavut, June 21st - July 1st. The festival offers ten days and nights of art, music, film, storytelling, circus arts, dance and theatre. SSi has provided the festival with web casting services, making this spectacular event available world wide. Alianait is an Inuit expression of joy and celebration.
Alianait Arts Festival showcases traditional arts and new artists from across the territory, Canada and the circumpolar world.
The Montessori School
The Yellowknife Montessori School has earned a strong reputation for delivering excellent, alternative education in Yellowknife. SSi provides the Yellowknife Montessori school with a free high speed Internet connection. We also donate gently used computers and other office hardware and offer technical support to the staff.
Yellowknife Gymnastics Club
A not for profit society, the Yellowknife gymnastics club's objective is to encourage the instruction, practice, advancement and enjoyment of amateur gymnastics, both recreational and competitive. SSi provides the Yellowknife Gymnastics club with a free wireless broadband Internet connection. We also donate gently used computer hardware.
Nunavut Trade Show & Conference
Northern Canada’s biggest annual business event brings together Nunavut businesses, all levels of government, southern suppliers and investors, entrepreneurs and employees for three days of networking and deal-making. SSi provides wireless broadband Interent services throughout the Trade show venue free of charge to all delegates. We also provide free VoIP services allowing both delegates and visitors to make free phone calls anywhere in the world.
Kitikmeot Trade Show
This annual event takes place in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The event brings together businesses, government departments, regulatory agencies and Inuit organizations from the Kitikmeot region and other communities across Nunavut. The Kitikmeot Trade Show provides a forum for networking and deal-making that benefits the Kitikmeot. SSi provides wireless broadband Interent services throughout the Trade show venu free of charge to all delegates. This service is set up by our local community service provider Polarnet.