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Filmmaker Guy Maddin’s (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World) latest opus is The Forbidden Room. A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love. Guy Maddin’s depraved fever dream in glorious over-saturated colour. Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson take us high into the air, around the world, and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception and murder, skeleton women and vampire bananas. Playing like some glorious meeting between Italo Calvino, Sergei Eisenstein and a perverted six year-old child, The Forbidden Room is Maddin’s grand ode to lost cinema.

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Into the Forest by Patricia Rozema Acclaimed Canadian cinema icon Patricia Rozema (I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, When Night is Falling) took TIFF by storm with her latest film Into the Forest, which stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. Based on the novel by Jean Hegland, Into the Forest is a raw and elegant “fable” that explores the beauty that can come of painful beginnings, the denial we resort to in a world come unhinged and the strength that we find when our plans for our lives have been obliterated. It follows the relationship of two sisters struggling to live in a remote forest as they discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness and starvation.

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My Internship in Canada by Philippe Falardeau From Quebec comes the comedy My Internship in Canada (Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre) directed by Philippe Falardeau. Steve Guibord, independent Member for Prescott-Makadew à Rapides-aux-Outardes, ends up, despite himself, holding the balance of power in Parliament. While travelling through his riding to consult his constituents accompanied by Souverain, an idealistic Haitian trainee, Guibord and Souverain are caught in a crossfire of peace activists, miners, truckers, politicians, Aboriginal groups… and it will be up to the young Haitian, far more astute a politician than his boss, to decide if Canada goes to war.

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Ninth Floor by Mina Shum Finally, the hard-hitting documentary Ninth Floor joins ALFF 2016. Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot in which students protested racism at the Montreal university in 1969, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into nonfiction, writer and director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption. Ninth Floor is a remarkable film about human rights and the struggle for equality. The Yukon Film Society presents the 2016 Available Light Film Festival Feb. 7 to 14, with screenings at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre and the Yukon Arts Centre. For the festival schedule go to YukonFilmSociety.com/ ALFF.

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Get Ready to Twist and Shout Beatles tribute band is not just a band, but an experience to have in Haines Junction by Elayne Hurlburt

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aines Junction may never be the same again following the Beatles tribute shows being planned by Junction Arts and Music (JAM). JAM is hosting Britain’s Finest, a Beatles tribute band, for two rousing concerts in Haines Junction on Jan. 22 and 23, at St. Elias Convention Centre. Britain’s Finest is hailed as one of the most authentic, fullstage experiences, delivering a non-scripted, high-energy show capturing the spontaneity, charm, and wit of The Beatles. They offer remarkable note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You,” “Hey Jude,” and others. Based in Hollywood, California, the cast has rapidly gained both national and international acclaim with their hauntingly accurate re-creation of all the eras in The Beatles’ history. Britain’s Finest has completed tours across United States and abroad, recently in the Philippines. Last summer, the band pressed a 45 single and in November 2015 they launched a podcast you can subscribe to. Bringing a commemoration closer to home, you may have noticed Yukon Brewing Company’s new label, “Ale You Need is Love.” This ale and the company’s other products will be available for purchase at the concerts in Haines Junction. Britain’s Finest brings enthusiasm and energy to the stage and entertain audiences with their uncanny resemblance to “the lads” and their off-the-cuff humour and cheeky banter between their songs. Dianne Oppen, long-time Yukoner and Beatles fan, says, “Britain’s Finest are so much fun,

Ellen E. Brian engaging, and unbelievably authentic. If I had turned my head when I was listening to them, I wouldn’t know they weren’t The Beatles.” Oppen attended their show at the Lawrence Welk Resort in San

Other snacks will be available at the bar during the show. You can experience all the hysteria, all the personality and all the music of Britain’s Finest at St. Elias Convention Centre in Haines Junction at 8:30 p.m. on Friday,

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Diego three years ago. After the show, she spoke to the lads about coming to the Yukon – and they liked the idea. “So JAM followed up on it,” Oppen says. “Now they’re coming so we can all relive the magic.” Another delightful aspect of the concert evenings in Haines Junction is the Abbey Road Food Venues opening at 6:30 p.m. There you can purchase savouries and sweets featuring Grace’s Asian Food and 14-Acre Farm’s bison or Arctic char on a bun.

Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23. Dress in Beatles’ era style and be eligible for door prizes from the band’s bag of swag or local gift certificates. Concert tickets are available at Little Green Apple Grocery in Haines Junction, or at WellRead Books and Triple J’s Music in Whitehorse. If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door.

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given out for those who know a thing or two about Yukon history. Leighann Chalykoff, Manager of Museum Services at MacBride, is happy to be offering this event. “Hosting this event at MacBride Museum is a perfect fit,” she says. “I love the way that this event ties into the Canadian Heritage Minutes, as cultural touchstones.” s While Whitehorse does have a number of museums, MacBride was chosen by SMRT Pop Ups for its close ties to Yukon history. The museum is named after Bill MacBride, who spent most of his adult life in the Canadian north recording in detail the history of the Yukon through primary and secondary sources. “MacBride Museum tells the stories of the people and events that built Canada’s Yukon from gold rush fever to the birth of Whitehorse,” says Chalykoff. “Many of the stories that we tell are from the past 125 years, so it is something that people still feel a strong connection to.” Night at the Museum takes place on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.MacBrideMuseum.com.

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by Angela Szymczuk ebruary is known as Black History Month, March is known as Women’s History Month. In the Yukon, January could be known as Yukon History Month. The MacBride Museum in Whitehorse is launching a new event called Night at the Museum, set to start on Jan. 27. Contrary to the name, this event is not screening the movie Night at the Museum. But with all the fascinating things that will take place, you may very well believe that the museum is “alive.” MacBride’s Night at the Museum aims to showcase Yukon and Canadian history in an entertaining and creative format. The idea of night at the museum came from Selene Vakharia from SMRT Pop Ups. You may have heard of SMRT Pop Ups, as they have been producing other events throughout the year in Whitehorse. This is the same company which introduced the infamous Drunken Lectures event. I think it’s safe to say that any event they deliver is equally educational as it is fun. Night at the Museum is no exception. “Canadian culture is so quirky and charming that celebrating it just seems like a no brainer,” Vakharia says. “I’ve been dreaming about this event for about a year now and am quite excited that it’s happening.” The inspiration for night at the museum came from the minutelong educational videos called Canadian Heritage Minutes. These were short segments showcased on Canadian TV channels during

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Whitehorse EVENTS Arts Events Until Jan 30 Les oiseaux de nuit / Night “Owls” Virginie Hamel Focus Gallery Yukon Art Society The ‘Night Owls’ series came about following several experiments in collage and drawing on the theme of dreams Until Jan 31 LITTLE JOHN Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery Exhibition: Archaeological Site Artist-In-Residence Program Until Jan 31 Nicole Bauberger “Return and Release” Yukon Artist At Work For information call 867-393-4848 Until Feb 27, Ziehe + Lane: Yukon Arts Centre Yukon Arts Centre Two exhibitions find beauty in unsuspecting scenes and objects. Ziehe explores light and colour relationships, while Lane combines delicate lacework and discarded steel car and truck hoods. Until Feb 29,Many Voices: -Music in the Yukon 1896-1996. Hougen Heritage Gallery inside Arts Underground. An exhibition of photographs and other delights from the Yukon Archives.

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Thu, Jan, 21, Roxx Hunter Live 6:00 PM Tony’s Pizza Roxx Hunter and Izaak LazeoFairman playing acoustic guitar music covering almost every style and genre. Thu, Jan, 21, Fiddler On The Loose Joe Loutchan live 7:00 PM 98 Hotel Longest running house band in the Yukon Traditional fiddle music and more - jigging is encouraged and limericks are the norm. Thu, Jan, 21, Ginger Jam 9:00 PM Yukon Inn fully electric jam with a PA system, drum kit and guitars provided, and encourages the wearing of silly hats Thu, Jan, 21, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Fri, Jan, 22, Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Jan, 22, House Cats 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri, Jan, 22, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Jan, 22, Ukes of Hazards Supply the Juice! CJUC Fundraiser Concert 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Ukes of Hazard is always down to rock, especially for a good cause! We’ll be performing our unique original songs and fun upbeat cover tunes from 10pm-2am. Our favorite community radio station CJUC 92.5 ‘The Juice’ is raising funds to move their radio transmitter to Haeckel Hill. More Power.. More Juice. and the more local musicians you can hear on a daily basis! Sat, Jan, 23, Coffee House Folk Night fundraiser 7:00 PM Whitehorse United Church 335-1112 Sat, Jan, 23, House Cats 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sat, Jan, 23, live music 8:00 PM The Watershed, Coffee shop & Bar Enjoy some fantastic live local music! Sat, Jan, 23, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Jan, 23, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, Jan, 24, Amelia Rose and Mike Stockstill 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon, Jan, 25, Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jan, 26, Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 7:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Tue, Jan, 26, Ginger Jam 9:00 PM Yukon Inn fully electric jam with a PA system, drum kit and guitars provided, and encourages the wearing of silly hats Wed, Jan, 27, Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jan, 27, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed, Jan, 27, Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jan, 28, Roxx Hunter Live 6:00 PM Tony’s Pizza Roxx Hunter and Izaak LazeoFairman playing acoustic guitar music covering almost every style and genre. Thu, Jan, 28, Fiddler On The Loose Joe Loutchan live 7:00 PM 98 Hotel Longest running house band in the Yukon Traditional fiddle music and more - jigging is encouraged and limericks are the norm.

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Thu, Jan, 21, Fear of Public Speaking? Sun Dogs Toastmasters 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Fear of Public Speaking. Sundogs Toastmasters is a member supportive club that will help you improve public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. 2048807245 Thu, Jan, 21, Sundogs Toastmasters 12:05 PM Sport Yukon Fear of Public Speaking? Try Sundogs Toastmasters! Supportive members club that will mentor and help you improve your public speaking, listening and leadership skills. Guests welcome anytime during the year. 2048807245 Thu, Jan, 21, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait) 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre From Nietzsche to Hendrix, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait), a contemporary dance performance, shifts in jolts from scathing diatribe to rock and roll celebration, from electrifying harangue to laid-back calm, striking a good smack to the face of conformism. Thu, Jan, 21, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait): Yukon Arts Centre 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre From Nietzsche to Hendrix, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait) shifts in jolts from scathing diatribe to rock and roll celebration, from electrifying harangue to laid-back calm, striking a good smack to the face of conformism. Fri, Jan, 22, Teen Drop In 6:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Fri, Jan, 22, Hootenanny & Dance 7:00 PM Elks Lodge 306 Featuring Hank Karr & Friends Fri, Jan, 22, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait) 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre From Nietzsche to Hendrix, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait), a contemporary dance performance, shifts in jolts from scathing diatribe to rock and roll celebration, from electrifying harangue to laid-back calm, striking a good smack to the face of conformism. Fri, Jan, 22, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait): Yukon Arts Centre 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre From Nietzsche to Hendrix, Thus Spoke (Ainsi Parlait) shifts in jolts from scathing diatribe to rock and roll celebration, from electrifying harangue to laid-back calm, striking a good smack to the face of conformism. Sat, Jan, 23, Slide into German 10:00 AM Birch & Bear Salad Bar Learn German. Over a cup of coffee or tea. For more info call Renate 334-6948 Sat, Jan, 23, Talking the Talk: Writers’ Craft Workshop 3:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A live performance workshop for writers, poets and storytellers. Join Ivan in this workshop designed to help you transform your nervous energy into a memorable reading. Sat, Jan, 23, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:30 AM Emergency Measures Organization YARA’s breakfast at the A&W. Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon often join. Sun, Jan, 24, Kids Kreate – Watercolour Painting 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre This family event is designed for kids and adults alike to get messy, have fun, and learn about art! Dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Sun, Jan, 24, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun, Jan, 24, SMRT POPUPS Presents: Death Sex and Money Salon 6:30 PM Horwoods Mall SMRT POPUPS is proud to present the Death Sex and Money Salon as part of the 2016 Pivot Festival. The event will bring together 8 fantastic speakers to share their stories, experiences, observations, and teachings on these three layered and deliciously complex topics. We’ve got tons of interactive booths to enjoy during the breaks to get your brain thinking. Join us to discover, share and laugh at the three most awkward topics in life. Tickets are limited so get yours fast. Sun, Jan, 24, Movie Night 6:30 PM The Watershed, Coffee shop & Bar Come and watch movies with friends and have some fun!

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Sun, Jan, 24, Chest Air: An Evening of Storytelling with Ivan Coyote 7:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Join a born and raised third-generation Yukoner for an evening of stories crafted just for a hometown crowd. Ivan will be reading selections from several titles, including some brand new never been heard stories from the manuscript of Ivan’s newest title, Tomboy Survival Guide, which will not hit the shelves until this next fall. Mon, Jan, 25, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Jan, 25, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon, Jan, 25, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Tue, Jan, 26, Girls Group 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Jan, 26, Whitehorse Scottish Country Dance Club 7:00 PM Jack Hulland Elementary Come solo or bring your friends as this fun activity will not only keep you smiling but also give you a great workout. Tue, Jan, 26-Jan, 28 , OFTEN I FIND THAT I AM NAKED: by Fiona Sprott 8:00 PM Rendezvous Place Originally directed and produced by Eva Hamburg, this is an insanely hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, frighteningly poignant investigation into the life of an eminently likeable, chronicallysingle, wildly successful professional career woman in her late thirties. Wed, Jan, 27, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jan, 27, FREE Activity Night 5:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Bring your child and have fun with many different activities happening every week! Wed, Jan, 27, Night at the Museum: The Lost Heritage Minutes 6:30 PM MacBride Museum Three screenings of selected Canadian Heritage Minutes. Storytellers who will share their favourite forgotten moments in Yukon history. Wed, Jan, 27, Board Games and Karaoke 8:00 PM The Watershed, Coffee shop & Bar Play some board games with friends or try your singing skills at karaoke! Wed, Jan, 27, L’IMMÉDIAT: Yukon Arts Centre 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Part of the Northwestel Art Lovers Series Thu, Jan, 28, Salsa Yukon’s Dance Classes 2016 12:00 AM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Intermediate Rueda de Casino, Beginner Salsa on 1 and Beginner Bachata, Intermediate Salsa & Intermediate Bachata 2016 classes to start January. Thu, Jan, 28, Fear of Public Speaking? Sun Dogs Toastmasters 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Fear of Public Speaking. Sundogs Toastmasters is a member supportive club that will help you improve public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. 2048807245 Thu, Jan, 28, Sundogs Toastmasters 12:05 PM Sport Yukon Fear of Public Speaking? Try Sundogs Toastmasters! Supportive members club that will mentor and help you improve your public speaking, listening and leadership skills. Guests welcome anytime during the year. 2048807245 Thu, Jan, 28, Ride for Dad Comedy Night 6:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Come out for Ride for Dad Yukon’s 3rd annual comedy night. 2 great nights of comedy, 2 great Yukon comedians, 2 great outside comedians ......too much laughter... 3341036 Thu, Jan, 28, Valentine Card Making for Letter Writing Club 6:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace The Letter Writing Club YT is partnering with YuKonstruct to create cool homemade cards. Join us at the makerspace for some fun crafting cards to use at the next letter writing night at cospace the following week. Thu, Jan, 28, L’IMMÉDIAT: Yukon Arts Centre 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Part of the Northwestel Art Lovers Series

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Kids & Family Daily Animal Crackers 4:30 PM MacBride Museum Explore MacBride Museum’s animal gallery with one of our knowledgeable interpreters and play Who Dung It? Daily Yukon Wildlife Preserve Interpreted Tour 4:00 PM Yukon Wildlife Preserve 5 Km Tour of Yukon Wildlife Preserve - 75-90 Minutes - A must see stop while in Yukon Thu, Jan, 21, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Jan, 21, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Fri, Jan, 22, Young Explorer’s Preschool Program 10:00 AM MacBride Museum 867-667-2709, ext.3 parents and children explore the animal gallery together. Play games, create crafts, read stories and sing songs. Fri, Jan, 22, Teen Drop In 6:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Sun, Jan, 24, Family Literacy Day 12:30 PM Canada Games Centre Mark your calendars! Free Skate, music, magic, puppets, activities, crafts, stories, snacks and more! Invitez parents et amis à célébrer la Journée de l’alphabétisation familiale au Centre des jeux du Canada! Sun, Jan, 24, Science Day - The Nature of Snowflakes and Glaciers 1:00 PM Beringia Centre Join us as we photograph learn about the nature of snowflakes and how glaciation happens.See how the Ice Age happened and why some places like Beringia were not covered in ice. Sun, Jan, 24, Kids Kreate – Watercolour Painting 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre This family event is designed for kids and adults alike to get messy, have fun, and learn about art! Dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Mon, Jan, 25, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Mon, Jan, 25, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon, Jan, 25, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Tue, Jan, 26, Sibling Drop-in 4:00 PM Autism Yukon 667-6406 Any child with a special needs brother or sister is welcome!! hosted by Autism Yukon Tue, Jan, 26, Girls Group 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Jan, 27, FREE Activity Night 5:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Bring your child and have fun with many different activities happening every week! Thu, Jan, 28, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Jan, 28, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay

Meetings & Workshops

Until, Jan, 22 Living Life to the Full 12:00 AM Horwoods Mall FEEL GOOD!! Sign up for: ‘Living Life to the Full’ Jan 4-Feb 22 Noon-1:30 pm Horwoods Mall Facilitator: Juliette Anglehart-Zedda 867 668 2259 Thu, Jan, 21, Fear of Public Speaking? Sun Dogs Toastmasters 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Fear of Public Speaking. Sundogs Toastmasters is a member supportive club that will help you improve public speaking, communication, and leadership skills.

2048807245 Sat, Jan, 23, Capturing Sound - Course 3 The Tools ofd the Mix Engineer 10:00 AM Green Needle Records Course goals: This six-hour course will show participants how to use the tools at the engineer’s disposal to make the mix sound professional. This course will focus mostly on using the tools, but brief introductions to the tools will also be given. 335-0396 Sun, Jan, 24, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Tue, Jan, 26, Amnesty International Writing Circle 7:00 PM Whitehorse United Church Writing letters to support and protect human rights worldwide. 667-2389 Tue, Jan, 26, YuKonstruct Weekly Open House 7:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace Tour YuKonstruct, see some projects in action, and meet some fellow makers Thu, Jan, 28, Fear of Public Speaking? Sun Dogs Toastmasters 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Fear of Public Speaking. Sundogs Toastmasters is a member supportive club that will help you improve public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. 2048807245 Thu, Jan, 28, Legion General Meetings 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802

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Wednesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM Maryhouse 504 Cook St., Big Book Study Thursday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM Seventh Day Adventists Church (PC) Friday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM DETOX Bldg 6118-6th Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting (OM, NS) 7:00 PM Hospital boardroom Sunday Sunshine Group (OM, NS) 1:00 PM DETOX Bldg 6118-6th Marble Group (OM, NS) 7:00 PM Hospital boardroom Monday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Maryhouse 504 Cook St. New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Tuesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Maryhouse 504 Cook St. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave.

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toss to distribute evenly. As a salad-dressing enhancer: In a food processor or blender, mix ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste), two cloves of garlic, the juice of one lemon, ¼ cup nutritional yeast, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and 4 Tbsp. of warm water. Recipe yields about one cup of dressing. Add more salt or nutritional yeast as needed (always taste first!). As a kale-chip seasoner: After you’ve massaged your kale pieces with some olive oil until they’re perfectly coated, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of nutritional yeast mixed with some salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast in an oven at 400 F for 20 minutes or until crisped up. As a protein: Assemble this tasty protein and add to your favorite salad or grain bowl. Start with about 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (a 15-oz can will work). In a small bowl, mix 2 Tsp. miso paste, 2 Tbsp. broth or water and 1 Tsp. soy sauce or Tamari. In a skillet, drizzle a little olive oil and cook chickpeas at medium-high heat until they start to brown. Add miso sauce and cook until the liquid evaporates completely. Take chickpeas off the heat and stir in a couple of teaspoons of nutritional yeast and a sprinkle of garlic powder. These chickpeas are best eaten right away as they start to lose moisture after a while (recipe adapted from Thug Kitchen: Party Grub). As a breakfast condiment: Two of my favourite ways to feature nutritional yeast for breakfast are on toast with mashed avocado and sea salt, and sprinkled into scrambled eggs.

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ou may not be familiar - or comfortable - with eating nutritional yeast, but there’s a variety that’s ideal for health-conscious foodies who want nutritional punch nicely packaged in an easyto-use ingredient. Nutritional yeast has become fairly commonplace in popular vegan and vegetarian blogs and websites such as Oh She Glows, Thug Kitchen and Buzzfeed – so much so that someone gave it the nickname “nooch” (I’m still undecided whether this nickname makes it sound more or less appealing, but I’ll let others judge for themselves.) For those who aren’t on the nooch-wagon yet, here’s a little background information that might settle your stomach. The yeast is first grown on molasses, then it is killed with heat and harvested. The end product will look like golden fish-food flakes or a lightyellow powder. It’s a deactivated form of yeast, so it won’t leaven your stomach like it does bread. Nor does it get frothy when you combine it with liquid. For many vegetarians and vegans, it is a well-known staple for re-creating a “cheesy” flavour in dishes – but it’s the protein, fibre and mineral benefits that make it a nutritional powerhouse. The value of it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. When it’s fortified, nutritional yeast can be supplemented with Vitamin B12 and with higher levels of iron - minerals that can be lacking in meatless diets. It’s unfortified version will still have some iron and anywhere from 35 to 100 per cent of your daily value for Vitamins B1 and B2. Simply put, there are a lot of nutritional benefits in one generous sprinkle. This trendy treat can be found

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The Must-See

Guide to the

Pivot Theatre Festival

PHOTO: artwork created by SMRT Pop Ups

The festival runs Jan. 24 to 31 with local, national and international acts and non-stop after parties

The Death Sex Money Salon

L’Immédiat

by Selene Vakharia

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f you have never attended Nakai Theatre’s annual Pivot Festival, this is a great year to jump right in. This year’s lineup combines song, acrobatics, and interactive performances to bring light and liveliness to the darkness of January. A chance to chat informally with the touring and local artists and other audience members is an additional draw. With five shows and six parties, audiences are offered new and different ways to enjoy theatre and live performance – all jam-packed in one exciting week.

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Mouthpiece

By La Compagnie L’Immédiat/Camille Boitel Jan. 27-29, 7:30 p.m., Yukon Arts Centre

By Quote Unquote Collective Jan. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, 2 p.m., Old Fire Hall

Co-presented with the Yukon Arts Centre, this European classic comes all the way from Paris, France. Perhaps more exciting than the distance travelled, or the point of origin, is that its Yukon debut will also be its North American premiere. Yukon audiences will be the first to see it before it travels to Vancouver and New York. In this production seven acrobats take the stage and perform unforgettable feats as their world precariously constructed of everyday debris falls all around them. The audience is left laughing as they reflect on how life is truly just absurdity, chaos and constantly crashing all about.

A minimally constructed set is the stage for the impressive music and movement of this Toronto-based performance duo. After a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in Toronto, six Dora nominations, and two Dora Award wins, the duo will kick off their cross-Canada tour in the Yukon. Interweaving a cappella, harmony, and physicality, Mouthpiece will take the audience on a journey through the inner conflict ever-present within a modern woman’s head.

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Pivot Theatre Festival ... conttinued

The Death Sex Money Salon

By SMRT Pop Ups Jan. 24, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Upstairs at Horwoods Mall The Death Sex Money Salon was born from a desire to have audiences explore their own experiences and emotions around the three taboo topics of today while enjoying the awkward amusement they tend to bring. Storytellers will share their own thoughts and ideas around the personal and cultural constructs of death, sex, and money. Between the talks, the audience will be invited to dive into their own discoveries with a fortune teller, tongue-in-cheek advice booth, and other interactive exhibits.

Gift Horse

By Brandon Wicke Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Whitehorse Public Library This year’s theatrical work in progress is by local playwright Brandon Wicke. Hailing from the stages of Stratford, Ontario, Wicke is the co-founder of the Orphaned Egret theatre collective. He will read from Gift Horse, a “horror farm-play” and his latest work that explores one family’s encounter with the metaphysically absurd.

Pivotal Words

Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Woodcutter’s Blanket Brave New Words has teamed up with the Pivot Festival to bring its usual brand of spoken word and storytelling spectacle. For this edition, writers have been focusing on the theme of visual anarchy, which will be sure to lead the audience into a world woven with colour, chaos, and fun.

The Parties

Jan. 26-31, after the shows. Check online at PivotFestival.com for exact times and locations What’s a show without an after party? Rather than have one final party to wrap up the festival, Pivot has them almost every day. Crafting a week-long pub crawl of the city, the Pivot Parties offer the audience a chance to mingle and chat with local and visiting artists, the Pivot crew, and each other. After all, what better way to liven up the winter than with socially-fueled fun? The parties culminate into the Saturday dance party with a special guest DJ and the Sunday post-festival supper and soak at the Hot Springs where audiences can celebrate a week well spent in true Yukon winter style.

The Pivot Theatre Festival begins Sunday, Jan. 24 and ends Sunday, Jan. 31. Check the Pivot website for show details, prices, special deals, and ticket purchases, at PivotFestival.com or check out the events on Facebook. Selene Vakharia is a freelance writer in Whitehorse. To comment on her story email editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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The Librarian Recommends with Lori Garrison

Literary Fisticuffs

Battlers face off to defend their chosen titles for honour and charity

Local Yukoners will face-off to defend their favourite books as part of the Northern Lights Writers Conference, running Jan 23-23. Author of Best Laid Plans and 2013 Canada Reads winner Terry Fallis will be “refereeing” the event. The winning book goes home with the glory, the winning contender goes home with money for a charity of their choice. Entrance is by donation, with the donations going to the winning charity. See this battle royale on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Here’s a sneak peak at the lineup:

Contender:

Melissa Atkinson, Lawyer Defending:

Questing for a Dream

Contender:

John Streicker, Politician/Engineer Defending:

Contender:

Contender:

Lewis Rifkind, Environmentalist

Annie Avery, Musician

Defending:

Through Black Spruce

The Chrysalids

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

by Marian Engel For: Yukon Association of Community Living

by Joseph Boyden

by John Wyndham

For: Karen’s Fund

For: Hospice Yukon

For: Raven Recycling

For: Whitehorse Food Bank

About the Contender: “I wish I had more time to read books! In the last few years I have made it a priority to read Canadian books. I have always been interested and really enjoyed storytelling. I have been known to tell a few myself!”

About the Contender: “When I entered into politics it really cut into my personal reading time nowadays, I spend most of my time reading reports, papers and agenda packages - so I was excited to be part of Battle of the Books and dive into some great Canadian fiction. When I’m not being a politician, I’m an engineer, a sessional lecturer at Yukon College, and a recreation programmer.”

About the Contender: “I’m quite possibly the laziest environmentalist working part-time in the Yukon. This, of course, puts me in the running for laziest Yukoner of all time. When not skiing, hiking or mountain biking, I collects stamps and spoils cats. Alarmingly, I have begun to develop an interest in model railroading. I can usually be found most mornings holding court in the trendier downtown Whitehorse coffee shops.”

About the Contender: “I am a musician, and music educator, and a Yukoner for more than 25 years. I have been an avid reader since childhood, and am especially proud of our great Canadian authors.”

When He Read It: “I read it for the first time over the holidays. I was dealing with my own family loss at the time. It made it very personal for me.”

When He Read It: “In my ill-spent youth.”

Why She’s Betting On It: “This book is a compelling, well-written story… It fills a void in the today’s literature and creates a discourse regarding a marginalized part of the fabric of Canada. The book resonated with me as it is about being brave and knowing… what it means to be resilient. The book will appeal – and will provide insight – to a wider audience. This book is a winner because it is not a long book and it is a perfect cure for cabin fever: as an avid reader you get a sense of accomplishment when you finish a book!”

Why He’s Betting On It: “Through Black Spruce won the coveted Giller Prize for Canadian fiction in 2008. I chose it because of its themes of the bush, the outside, and loss. It is a dark horse of a novel. I think the story resonates with Yukoners in that it explores the North and its love-hate fascination with the South.”

Defending:

Defending:

by PD Workman

When She Read it: “I just started reading it after Christmas! It is hot off the press.”

Contender:

Jan Stick, Business Owner

Why He’s Betting On It: Having just re-read the book, I wonder if The Chrysalids was the inspiration for Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future novels? Being a big fan of Atwood (and not to mention the Mad Max films), I can see now where my love of horrible futures originally began. If you think the human race is doomed (in my line of work, dealing with fracking and climate change and genetically modified anythings, one tends to get a bit depressed about this sort of thing) this is the book for you.”

by Heather O’Neill

When She Read It: “Last Year.” Why She’s Betting On It: “This book is not only hilarious, but also poignant, heartbreaking, mesmerizing, and distinctly Canadian, especially Montreal Canadian. It is a winner because it uses humour to drive home the irony of life itself. After all, if we can laugh at ourselves, we are richer and healthier human beings.”

Bear

About the Contender: “I am one of three owners of Well-Read Books, as well as the NDP MLA for Riverdale South.” When She Read It: “I finished the book over the holidays… what better time to read, than snuggled up in PJs and over the Christmas holidays?” Why She’s Betting On It: “I don’t want to give too much away, but this novel is a little about cabin fever… and more!”

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The Craft of Storytelling

Northern Lights Writers’ Conference takes place Jan. 23 and 24 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre charity

Photo: Lily Quan

by Lily Quan

Contestants for the Battle of the Books set aside bitter grievances before the fight. Battle of the Books is part of the Northern Lights Writers’ Festival

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hree of the country’s best storytellers will soon descend on Whitehorse for the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference. The conference features Terry Fallis, author of Best Laid Plans; Douglas Gibson, editor and publisher of luminaries such as Alice Munro; and hometown hero Ivan Coyote. The theme is The Storytellers. Douglas Gibson wasn’t always a storyteller by trade. If you had told him six years ago he would be a professional storyteller he

wouldn’t have believed you. But a chance encounter at a literary festival convinced him to perform stories about the authors he has worked with. Two books and more than 100 performances later, Gibson now travels across the country telling tales of Robertson Davies (“man of letters, oracle and ugly duckling”), W.O. Mitchell (“character and creator of characters”) and Alice Munro (“not bad short story writer”). His latest role is similar to his former role as publisher: he gets

to boast about great Canadian authors. However the shift was a large and sometimes difficult one. “The screen is still blank every day. It doesn’t care what you did before.” Like Gibson, Terry Fallis did not become a storyteller until later in life. He trained as an engineer and ran his own communications firm. He helped clients shape their own stories, but a love of books and language drew him to write stories of his own. Especially funny stories.

“It was hard to find books that made me laugh,” Fallis says. Writing humour is particularly difficult, he says, because unlike film or theatre, “all you have are black letters on a white page.” But he’s particularly good at it. He has twice won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour – in 2015 and 2008. Fallis relishes his new life as a professional storyteller. “I love the whole world it has opened up.” Fallis is a popular speaker, with more than 100 speaking engagements each year. He is also at work on his sixth book. Ivan Coyote, on the other hand, has worked as a professional storyteller for more than 20 years. “I knew right away there was something about it that fit for me,” Coyote says. “I could feel it in my stage bones.” Coyote has become renowned for speaking and writing on the themes of gender identity and sexuality. With six collections of short stories, one novel and countless performances to their credit, Coyote is, as The Globe and Mail described, “a natural-born storyteller.” So what makes for a great storyteller? According to Ivan, “it’s a combination of belonging on the stage without being arrogant, a surety in your words, a

love of being there, and a respect for the crowd…” Great storytellers can be found in all walks of life. Coyote’s favourites include authors Joseph Boyden, Richard Van Camp and singer Joni Mitchell. Come see these celebrated writers present at the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference on Jan. 23 and 24 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. They may inspire you to put pen to paper or to take a mic in hand and start telling stories of your own. Lily Quan is a freelance writer and editor and is the coordinator of the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference.

WHAT and WHEN: Saturday Workshops run from 10: 30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Douglas Gibson’s show at 7:30 p.m (Old Firehall)

Sunday Presentations begin at 1 p.m. Battle of the Books at the Qwanlin Dun Cultural Centre at 3pm Ivan Coyote at 7 p.m.


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January 21, 2016

Community EVENTS

Sat, Jan, 23, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Jan, 23, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Jan, 25, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Jan, 26, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Jan, 26, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

Sat, Jan, 23, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Jan, 23, “Double Bob” Potluck 6:00 PM Dawson City Community Library 867-993-5571 Sun, Jan, 24, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Jan, 24, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Jan, 25, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Tue, Jan, 26, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School 867-993-2520 For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com Wed, Jan, 27, KIAC - Beginning Guitar with Nijen 4:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Winter Session: January 6 - February 24 Wed, Jan, 27, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Wed, Jan, 27, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

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Thu, Jan, 21, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 8673993321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Thu, Jan, 21, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jan, 21, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Tue, Jan, 26, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 8673993321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Tue, Jan, 26, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Jan, 26, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Jan, 26, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Jan, 27, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 8214251 For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca Wed, Jan, 27, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jan, 27, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jan, 28, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 8673993321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Thu, Jan, 28, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jan, 28, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator

DAWSON CITY Fri, Jan, 22, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Sat, Jan, 23, Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered.

Thu, Jan, 21, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Sun, Jan, 24, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Jan, 24, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel 994-2442 with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 Tue, Jan, 26, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Jan, 27, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Jan, 28, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School HAINES JUNCTION Thu, Jan, 21, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jan, 21, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Jan, 22, Beatles Tribute Band 6:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Give someone a wonderful Christmas gift, and rock your wool socks off in the Junction in the deep dark winter! Gourmet food on site, sponsored by Yukon Brewing, Harper Street Publishing and Air North. Tickets BEFORE Christmas are $45 each, $55 after. Fri, Jan, 22, Britain’s Finest: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band Experience 8:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Junction Arts and Music is thrilled to present: Britain’s Finest, The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band Experience. Fri, Jan, 22, Britain’s Finest Performance 8:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Britain’s Finest: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band Experience 8:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Junction Arts and Music is thrilled to present: Britain’s Finest, The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band Experience. Sat, Jan, 23, Britain’s Finest Performance 8:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sun, Jan, 24, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church 867-634-2360 Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere Mon, Jan, 25, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Jan, 27, Kindermusik 10:30 AM St Elias Convention Centre geared towards children ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult. Any preschool child is welcome to attend (0-5) Thu, Jan, 28, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jan, 28, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE Fri, Jan, 22, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Happy Hour 4:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

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ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Sun, Jan, 24, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, North of 60 Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Are you retired? Have some time? Marsh Lake seniors socialize, play cards, have coffee, tea and home made goodies. C’mon down! Tue, Jan, 26, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Adult Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO Sun, Jan, 24, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Jan, 26, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE Thu, Jan, 21, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Fri, Jan, 22, Learning Lions - Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Wed, Jan, 27, Kids Craft time 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083

OLD CROW Thu, Jan, 21, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Jan, 24, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Lukes Church 867-993-5381 Thu, Jan, 28, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

TESLIN Thu, Jan, 21, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jan, 21, After school XC skiing GR 4-9 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jan, 21, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jan, 21, Introduction to Dancepl3y! 13+ 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Fri, Jan, 22, Public Skate 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Jan, 23, Quilting and Crafting Club 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Jan, 23, Teslin Youth Club (Gr 7-12) 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Jan, 24, Catholic Mass/Communion Service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission 10:30 AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission Sun, Jan, 24, Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Jan, 24, Carpet Bowling (ages 55+) 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Jan, 25, Kids in the Kitchen (K4-Grade 3) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Jan, 25, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Jan, 25, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Jan, 26, Stay ‘N Play Babies Social 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Jan, 26, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Jan, 26, Kids in the Kitchen (Grade 4-9) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Jan, 27, Golden Age Social (Ages 55+) 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Jan, 27, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Jan, 27, After School Activities (K4-Gr 3) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jan, 28, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jan, 28, After school XC skiing GR 4-9 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jan, 28, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center

WATSON LAKE Thu, Jan, 21, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jan, 21, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sun, Jan, 24, Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 AM Dragon’s Den Hotel Cynthia Armstrong 536-7239 Sun, Jan, 24, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sun, Jan, 24, Liard Evangelical Free Church Service 10:00 AM The Little Brown Log Church Sunday morning services, then fellowship time with coffee after the service Very friendly! Mon, Jan, 25, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jan, 28, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jan, 28, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre

HAINES, ALASKA DAILY Haines Public Library Open 10:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mondays - Saturdays Everyone Welcome Swim 11:00:00 AM & 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Until , Jan, 30 Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine: Haines, AK 12:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Jan, 22, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Fri, Jan, 22, Women’s Bible Study 10:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Jan, 22, Story time 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jan, 22, Yoga w/Mandy 12:00 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Zumba Toning 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Mon, Jan, 25, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jan, 25, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Cardio/strength training circuit 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Senior Swim 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Haines Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Jan, 26, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Wed, Jan, 27, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Guys Yoga 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre

SKAGWAY, ALASKA

Thu, Jan, 21, Stick and Mat Pilates w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, Jan, 21, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jan, 21, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, Jan, 21, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jan, 22, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jan, 22, SpinYoga w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, Jan, 22, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Fri, Jan, 22, Vinyasa Flow level 2 w/Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Fri, Jan, 22, SpinYoga w/Courtney 4:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time!

Fri, Jan, 22, Volleyball For Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Spinning w/ Cindy 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/Katherine/ Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sun, Jan, 24, Gentle Yoga: All Levels w/Jeanne 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Jan, 24, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Sun, Jan, 24, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ AJ 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jan, 25, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Mon, Jan, 25, Restorative Yoga: w/ Katherine AL 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, Jan, 25, TRX Suspension Training w/Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Jan, 25, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Courtney 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jan, 25, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, Jan, 25, Soccer For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Chair and Mat Pilates w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Tue, Jan, 26, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Jan, 26, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Tue, Jan, 26, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Wed, Jan, 27, Back/Hip Yoga: All Levels w/ Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Jan, 27, TRX Suspension Training w/Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jan, 27, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Jan, 27, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Climbing Instruction For Belay Certification Class - Signup Required 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Jan, 27, Belay Check For Certification Signup Required 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Stick and Mat Pilates w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, Jan, 28, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jan, 28, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, Jan, 28, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 28, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Intermediate / Advanced Osteofit: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Jan, 21, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fri, Jan, 22, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Beginners Yoga: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre With instructor Lee Randell. Sat, Jan, 23, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jan, 23, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Jan, 23, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, field hockey etc Tue, Jan, 26, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Tue, Jan, 26, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue, Jan, 26, Stayfit: Tagish 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jan, 27, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jan, 27, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. 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Axes: Use and Abuse

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inter is the busiest and most abusive time of the year for axes. They get a solid workout in the fall when we split the majority of our firewood, but all winter long they are used for making kindling as well splitting the rest of the wood. For some reason we have gotten into the habit of leaving the axe outside either stuck in the chopping block or leaning against the wall in the wood-shed. Either way the axe stays frozen making the handle brittle. The very dry winter air can dry out the handle causing it to shrink and the head becomes loose.This can lead to the head separating from the handle during mid-swing. Injuries from a flying axe-head can

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be severe and often require hospitalization or at least stitches to close the laceration. Don’t let anyone stand out in front of the direction of the swing. A brittle wooden handle – or even one of the newer fiberglass handles – can shatter hitting the frozen piece you are trying split. If you swing an axe like I do you will have the occasional overreach on the swing and the head is beyond the piece being split with the handle right under the head, making contact with the firewood piece. This impact on the handle is especially serious with a frozen, brittle axe handle and can actually shatter a fiberglass handle. Two ways to minimize damage to the axe include keeping the axe inside the house where it stays in an unfrozen state and wrapping the top 4” of the handle (up against the bottom of the head) with cardboard or foam about ½” thick and taping over it with duct, hockey or adhesive tape. Neither will prevent the occasional overreach on the swing, but it cushions the blow and saves damaging the handle. If you do find the head is loose due to drying, just put the axe head-down in a bucket with enough water to completely immerse the head. Leave it for a few days and the wood will rehydrate and swell to a tight fit in the head. The head will have powdery rust on it after the water immersion

Smarten up, sharpen up and if that bothers you, this can be removed with a wire brush. Ideally, the axe-head should be wiped with an oily rag on occasion to remove and prevent rust. The edge on an axe-head is sharpened with an axe-file to deal with normal wear and tear and the dulling effect of all that chopping. A seriously damaged axe-head with larger than usual nicks can also be filed enough to remove the nicks and be sharp again. The axe is held in a vice or laid across your knee with the edge facing away from you and the file is moved outward on the head from the thicker part out to the edge. Axe-files work very well and it does not take very long to get the axe back into shape for the next splitting session. Use a sheath (even homemade) to protect the edge on any axe that travels with you in your truck, boat or ATV. Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.

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