|Answer to Quiz #76 - September 10, 2006
|Many thanks toBetsy Scott who submitted this week's quiz photo.
|Where is this church located?
|Answer: Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church
the "Igloo Church" is located in Downtown Inuvik
on Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
|The details in a picture can be important, but the major features are often the clue that
will give it away. In this case, it was the shape of the church that was important. It
resembles an igloo. If you search Google on Igloo Church, you will find many
websites with pictures of Our Lady of Victory Church.
|Our Lady of Victory
Imperial Oil Review, Winter 2001 Volume 85 Number 443
|The Igloo Church
Copyright Harry Palmer 1997
|Two other views of the Igloo Church
|Mona Thrasher was born in 1942 in a bush camp between
Aklavik and present day Inuvik. At a young age, a hunting
accident left her partially deaf and mute. Mona is a self
taught artist, with no formal training. At the age of 18, she
was approached by Father Adam to paint the Stations of the
Cross in the Roman Catholic Church in Inuvik (the Igloo
Church). Even though she had never done such a large
project, Father Adam knew she was capable. It took Mona
just three months to paint all 14 Stations, which still hang in
|Inuvik, North West Territories, Canada
|City of Inuvik Logo
|The light green teepee represents the
Dene, the igloo represents the Inuit and
the dark green house represents the
Non-natives who live in Inuvik. The
Gold bands are the rays of the midnight
sun unifying all three major ethnic
groups which create the community
known as Inuvik, the "Living Place."
Each group comprises approximately
one third of the town's population
(Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, and other).
|Don Bain's Virtual Guidebook to the Northwest Territory
To see a really cool 360 deg panorama of Downtown Inuvik,
including the Igloo Church, click here
|For instructions on how to build an igloo, click here.
|Comments from Our Readers
|This was a good one, not hard at all. I was done in 5 minutes with it. The shape of the
church. At first I thought it was a military base with the painted rocks around the
lawns, but the military would have most likely built a quonset hut. I then put "IGLOO
CHURCH" in Google image search and bingo lots of pictures and details.
Yes look for the details, but when the details are lacking stay mindful of the whole
picture. After all a picture is worth a thousand words or just one in this case, "IGLOO"!
Hope you get good responses to Betsy Scott's photo. It was a challenge for me and
my wife until she said it looked like an igloo. Bingo! Stan Read
It was obviously a church and from the general architecture of the surrounding pictures
I assumed it was either a military installation or other government type installation, such
as used in remote camps and in the Arctic. I searched on military and church, but that
got me no where. As we can't seem to forego any opportunity to give things
nicknames, I then searched on igloo and church. This led me to the....site. Oh yeah,
also, the white painted rocks. I've only seen that on military installations and other
government installations (camps, reservations, etc.). Rick Norman
Now I remember the word I was searching for- IGLOO!! Looks like I made a couple
correct deductions, though- Catholic Church, Coastal, Not-Metropolitan…I’m
ambivalent about whether or not I can take credit for the “touristy” deduction—The
coloring is obviously more ice-like… Mary Fraser
I'd almost given up when wham! last night in bed I was pondering on the church and
thought ... it looks a bit like an igloo ... Today I Googled "igloo church" and it came up
straight away!!!! Elizabeth Mackie
Someplace tacky. Painted white rocks are usually found on army bases. The hastily-
put-up steel buildings and the uncut weeds and the grave in the front yard (!) indicate it
is someplace temporary. "Round church" did not reveal the location, and the
hieroglyphics on the doors do not mean anything to me. I do know that the members
speak English. Marilyn Hamill
Hi Colleen, You are getting so good with your quizzes, but I am not. In my massive
effort this week I found this really neat site but I did not find the answer. http://www.
omniglot.com/writing/index.htm. I had no idea there were so many alphabets.
I was looking for the letters that were on the two doorways of the church. This was
pretty neat. It didn't help me, but I found the Cherokee alphabet that my daughter can
use to show my grandsons and connect it with our Indian (1/128) ancestry. Also the
Hieroglyphic letters that my grand daughter is totally into. It was an instructive week.
Sorry no answer. Eva Royal
|Congratulations to our winners!
Misty Bogle Carol Haueter
Sue Edminster Rick Norman
Debbie Sterbinsky Susan Edminster
Edee Scott Mary Fraser
David Lepitre Elizabeth Mackie
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