A fish fry on every anniversaryOne couple chose Aboriginal Day as the day to get married
Northern News Services
Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
It certainly won't be hard for Lynn Tologanak and Blue Nazon to remember their wedding anniversary - everyone else in Yellowknife will be celebrating too.
The two were married at the legislative assembly on Aboriginal Day in front of their family, friends, general well-wishers, as well as at least one reporter from Yellowknifer.
"We were joking and saying, 'Why don't we get married on Aboriginal Day?'" said Tologanak to Yellowknifer in June.
"That way, there's already a fish fry, there's already all the people in town, there's entertainment, and there's the drum dance,"
Tologanak, originally from Ulukhaktok, and Nazon, who is from Cambridge Bay, first met at Aurora College in Fort Smith.
Although they had been together for nine years, they just got engaged in February of last year.
"We both were talking marriage for a while and then I went on the Peoples Jewellers website and ordered a ring. As soon as the package came I handed it to him," Tologanak said at the time.
"He opened it up and as soon as he saw the ring he put it on my finger."
At the time of the ceremony, the couple had plans to move to Lethbridge, Alta., with their children, James, 8, and Dallas, 6.
The couple were also planning to both enroll in educational programs at the time, with Tologanak looking to study indigenous governance and Nazon set to take on welding.