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ave you got a beading project you’ve been trying to finish? Do you want to learn more about First Nations traditional sewing? Florence Moses hosts a sewing circle Wednesday evenings from 5-9 p.m. in the office of the Nacho Nyak Dun Development Corporation, located in the Yukon Inn Plaza on 4th Ave. You can come for the whole evening or just drop in when you can. Everyone is welcome. When I dropped by last Wednesday, Dianne Olsen was trying on a garbage bag, and Moses was cutting parts out for her – the group was making patterns to prepare for the upcoming three-week shawl project. By the time I left, the shawl shape had been refined and the pattern cut out in light cloth. Then it’s ready to be cut out of wool melton fabric and embellished with beads or applique, according to each participant’s vision. The group has undertaken a number of projects since it started in September 2015. They’ve made scissor cases and learned how to embellish eagle feathers with peyote stitch over leather. They’ve learned how to draw a wraparound mocassin pattern to fit their own feet. Moses also offered an introduction to porcupine quill work. Materials are often made available at cost, or participants bring them. You can also just bring whatever sewing projects you’re working on. Either way, if you have an open mind and a listening ear, there is a lot to learn here. As the shawl pattern emerged,
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Top-seam style wraparound moccasins by Florence Moses from which the sewing circle learned to draw a paper pattern to fit their own feet I heard a discussion of the importance of symmetry. Patterns are folded in half to check that they are symmetrical. At other times,
the group has discussed pricing your crafts, as well as cutting leather, how to use its grain, and how to get the most out of each
Sewing Circle What: open sewing circle Where: Nacho Nyak Dun Development Corporation Office, in the Yukon Inn Plaza, located at Suite #2, 42304th Ave. When: Wednesdays 5-9 p.m., but they will likely take a break for the summer To stay in touch: join the Facebook group “W.W.O.S Sewing Group”
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piece. The group also learns a few words of Northern Tutchone, and often compares them with the same word in whatever other First Nations languages other people present know. Before Christmas I had mitts I needed to finish, so while I watched the quillwork, I worked on those. Elder Mary Code suggested I run one more row of beads around the outside of the beaded
applique I was using. I tried it, and liked it very much. Even though I wasn’t directly taking part in the instructed project, and although I wasn’t able to get there till after 7 o’clock, I still learned something very useful. This sewing circle grew out of the Walking With Our Sisters sewing circles that led up to the April 2015 exhibition. Walking With Our Sisters is an ongoing exhibition of moccasin tops that will be touring for seven years. It is a grassroots initiative that commemorates missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada and the United States. It is much more than an exhibition; in Whitehorse (in April of 2015) and in the other cities it visits, community conversations and sewing circles lead up to the exhibition itself, making a space for many important conversations. Elder Mary Decker, who had taken part in Walking With Our Sisters sewing circle, also encouraged her to host them again. The Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation and Development Corporation sponsor the sewing circle. As I sat and sewed, I asked the group what they liked about the sewing circle. They asked not to have their voices singled out, but told me that they like getting out of the house and enjoying other people’s company. They like learning techniques from each other, laughing, and having a cup of tea. They find it productive and go home at the end of the night with a sense of accomplishment. They find it a place of positive energy, kindness and sharing. Decisions are made with everyone’s input. Participants feel it builds community. “It’s good for getting to know your cousins you didn’t grow up with!” said one stitcher. “It’s open to anyone who wants to come and sit and sew with us.” That could be you.
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cycled dragon larger, using last year’s project as well as materials scrounged from around town and from the Anglican Church Thrift Store. In her Facebook post advertising the event, Yeong wrote, “This is the second annual Northernmost Dragon Dance. We will be celebrating the Year of the Monkey and welcoming good health and much happiness in this wonderful community. Let the dragon waltz you into 2016.” The Year of the Monkey, one of the 12 animal symbols in the Chinese version of the Zodiac, began on February 8 and will last until
enhance the dragon and make the monkey head.” The winding progress of the dragon made it hard to count the number of people it took to make it dance, but it appears that 11 were sufficient, with the twelfth person being young Noah Robbins out front carrying the iconic monkey’s head. Dan Davidson retired from 32 years of teaching in rural Yukon schools, but continues writing about life in Dawson City. Please send comments about his stories to email@example.com.
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DVD Review with Marianne Darragh
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n 1918, a young American soldier emerged from the ruins of a military kennel with a frantic, famished German Shepherd and her five newborn pups. Their survival on the battlefield in France was almost miraculous; Lee Duncan, their saviour, kept two of the puppies and named them after dolls worn as lucky talismans – Nanette and Rin Tin Tin. The serendipitous encounter of Lee Duncan and Rin Tin Tin was the first remarkable event in their adventures together, recounted in Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, written by Susan Orlean and available at Whitehorse Public Library. Eventually, Rin Tin Tin’s magical life converged with the new film industry. Only a few of Rin Tin Tin’s 26 silent movies survive, but in his time, Rin Tin Tin kept an enormous
audience in his thrall. The films showcased Rinty’s athleticism – he could clear a 12-foot wall – and also put him at the centre of the plot, playing a character on a personal journey. Could Rin Tin Tin act? Silent films put animal and human on level ground and reviewers (notably the New York Times) took canine performances seriously; the consensus was that Rinty was often better than the rest of the cast – in fact, he was voted Best Actor for the very first Oscar, until humans interfered. Rin Tin Tin possessed an unusually grave demeanour, that Orlean says held the “resigned and solemn air of the existentialist” and it was used to powerful effect to draw an audience’s empathy, raising Rin Tin Tin “from the world of novelty to something classical.” A few clips from Rin Tin Tin’s
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Thu, Mar, 10, 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, Mar, 10, 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, Mar, 10, 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, Mar, 10, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Fri, Mar, 11, Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Mar, 11, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Mar, 11, Ukulele Russ and Ukes of Hazard: Uke it UP! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon From Fairbanks Alaska, Ukulele Russ is coming to Whitehorse to rock it up! Russ will be followed by Whitehorses one and only Ukes Of Hazard! Whom will be rocking fun upbeat covers and unique original tunes! Sat, Mar, 12, Jarvis Street Saloon Saturday Sociable Jam 3:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Full band jam at the Jarvis Street Saloon every Saturday afternoon from 3 - 7 PM. PA and backline provided. Bring your own gear and we’ll plug you in or just play on ours! (867) 668-4567 Ext: 300 Sat, Mar, 12, live music 8:00 PM The Watershed, Coffee shop & Bar Enjoy some fantastic live local music! Sat, Mar, 12, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Mar, 12, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, Mar, 13, Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Mon, Mar, 14, Music Mondays with Steve Slade 6:00 PM Antoinette’s Restaurant Music Mondays at Antoinette’s is back! This week, catch the warm vocal stylings and guitar wizardry of Steve Slade. Mon, Mar, 14, Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Mar, 15, Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 7:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Tue, Mar, 15, 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, Mar, 16, Coffee House 7:00 PM Whitehorse United Church Come down to the Coffee House and Open Stage. Wed, Mar, 16, Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Mar, 16, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed, Mar, 16, Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Mar, 17, 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, Mar, 17, 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, Mar, 17, 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, Mar, 17, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon
Riverdale. Wed, Mar, 16, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Mar, 16, FREE Activity Night 5:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Bring your child and have fun with many different activities happening every week! Wed, Mar, 16, Drunken Lectures 7.0: Last Chance 7:00 AM Baked Cafe SMRT POP UPS presents Drunken Lectures Round 7. Come and join a night of exciting educational entertainment. Last Drunken Lectures until NEXT winter! 8 not-quite sober speakers, 8 topics, 8 minutes each. Come join the fun. You might just learn something. Wed, Mar, 16, 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! Thu, Mar, 17, 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, Mar, 17, SketchUp - Intro to Creating 3D Computer Models 6:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace
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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 Until. Mar, 18, SPRING BREAK - NO CLASSES Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Mar, 10, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Thu, Mar, 10, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Mar, 10, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Fri, Mar, 11, 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, Mar, 11, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Fri, Mar, 11, No Teen Drop In 6:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Sat, Mar, 12, Imagination Station 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /6686535 Drop-in for some snacks and activities inspired by the Yukon Imagination Library books! All Ages Welcome Sat, Mar, 12, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:00 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes story time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Sun, Mar, 13, Kids Kreate – Efﬁgies 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, Mar, 13, Kids Kreate: Family Arts Class 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre 393-7109 Please join us for our Sculpting efﬁgies for Burning Away the Winter Blues Kids Kreate with Yukon Educational Theatre! Mon, Mar, 14, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading
time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Mon, Mar, 14, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Mon, Mar, 14, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: email@example.com Mon, Mar, 14, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Tue, Mar, 15, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Tue, Mar, 15, No Girls Group 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Mar, 16, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Wed, Mar, 16, FREE Activity Night 5:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Bring your child and have fun with many different activities happening every week! Thu, Mar, 17, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Thu, Mar, 17, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Mar, 17, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay
MEETING & WORKSHOPS Sat, Mar, 12, 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, Mar, 13, Direct a Play in a Day 10:00 AM Yukon Arts Centre Gwaandak Theatre and the Yukon Arts Centre present Direct a Play in a Day, a eight-hour directing workshop with director Clare Preuss. 8673932676 Sun, Mar, 13, 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. Mon, Mar, 14, AGM Vimy Heritage Housing Society 7:00 PM Golden Age Society Tue, Mar, 15, Brave New Writing 7:00 PM Come join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore.
Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. This is a creative writing workshop that takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at 127 Alsek Road, Riverdale. Tue, Mar, 15, YuKonstruct Weekly Open House 7:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace Tour YuKonstruct, see some projects in action, and meet some fellow makers Thu, Mar, 17, SketchUp - Intro to Creating 3D Computer Models 6:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace
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How to buy a used car (even if you know nothing about cars at all) by Lori Garrison
p until mid-July of last year, I had always had the same car – a 1999 standard transmission Honda CRV. When the rear CV joint went, I was cash strapped and just needed a vehicle to get me home to the Yukon from Naramata, BC, where I was working as a cherry picker. I wound up with a real beauty of a machine – a 1997 Chevy Astro van with 375,000 km already on the odometer which I bought out a farmer’s field for $500. I lovingly dubbed it “The Ol’ Prospector,” because it had the disarming charm of a grizzled, crotchety old miner. It was gas-guzzling rust-basket – the rust was so bad, in fact, that whenever I would slam the heavy sliding door, huge chunks of it would fall off. You wouldn’t think it would take you to the corner store, let alone the 2,340 km between Naramata and Whitehorse. But it did. It groaned and creaked up the Casiar. Then it rattled and banged to the Atlin Music Festival and Haines, AK. It swayed and moaned across the country to Ottawa,ON then to Gaspe, QC. It made it, huffing and puffing and wheezing back across the TransCanada and up the Yellowhead until it finally blew a head gasket in Edmonton, AB, dramatically bleeding out coolant and oil like a dismembered Tarantino extra. When I sold it to the scrapper, I thanked the horrendous, leaky grey beast – it had driven over 15,000 km for me. The moral of the story is, don’t be fooled by appearances. Since that time, I’ve bought and sold several cars, for myself and my friends. You can never be entirely sure what you’re going to get when you buy a used car, but you don’t have to be an auto-
motive genius to have the best chance of avoiding a lemon. Here are some basic tips to use and questions to ask when buying a used car (especially on a budget). Research Before You Go When you know you’re going to be looking at a car, simply
guidelines with you, so that you can check the condition of the car against the requirements. Look the Seller in the Eye Does the seller seem nervous or impatient, or are they friendly and relaxed? Are they speaking casually, or talking very fast? Are
people who know what they’re doing. I once tried to test drive a Custom Ford F350 which had the five speed transmission torn out and replaced with a three-speed – known colloquially as a “threein-the-tree” transmission. That’s cool and all and a three-speed
the road. Is there a lot of brake fluid, power-steering fluid, coolant, etc. in the reservoirs? If there isn’t, again, it might not be maintained well, or there might be a leak somewhere. Researching the model before hand will allow you to find these things. Look Under the Car Is it rusty and awful down there? Cars that have come from Eastern Canada, where they use a lot of road salt, often have a shorter life because the rust eats the undercarriage. Always look. Take a Test Drive Drive the car around a bit. Listen to the engine. Does it sound good, or is it clunking along? When you speed up, how does the engine rev and shift? Are the breaks firm or loose and worn feeling? When you get out, take a sniff - does it smell like anything is burning or hot? Don’t Be Afraid to Haggle Sellers almost always price cars at more than they think they are going to get, so don’t be afraid to offer less than the asking price. Don’t be shy. Simple say, “Would you take this?” and work something out. Haggling is expected here. Don’t be afraid to walk away, either.
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The Ol’ Prospector, babe magnet Google the make, model and year. All kinds of useful information will pop up, including consumer reviews, common problems, gas mileage and value. This alerts you to issues you should be looking for, as well as giving you an idea of whether or not a car is being sold near its market resale value. These things are powerful bargaining chips. Ask Why They are Selling Is there something wrong with the car? Are they simply downsizing? Has the vehicle been in an accident? If the vehicle has been in an accident, has it been safetied since? You should have a copy of the Yukon safety inspection
they able to answer basic questions about the condition of the car? Like it or not, you’re dealing with money, which means invariably there is the chance someone might lie to you. A person who is relaxed and friendly, patient and knowledgeable is much more likely to be giving you an honest deal. Has the Vehicle Been Modified? Don’t get me wrong, modified cars can be totally awesome if they are done by experienced people who know what they are doing – it’s just that when mods are bad, they are REALLY bad. Sometimes it can also indicate that the vehicle has been rebuilt, which again, needs to be done by
has its benefits, but the truck had bench seats, and when they put the tranny in, they moved the stick shift back against the bench. The end result was that I couldn’t actually drive the truck, because I couldn’t move the seat far enough forward with the modified transmission to reach the clutch; if a vehicle has been modified, it’s definitely something you need to talk about with the seller before you buy. Look Under the Hood Pop the hood. Check the oil first. If it’s grimy, thick, black and needs changing, the car probably hasn’t been well maintained, which can lead to problems down
Be Realistic If your budget is $1,000, you will not get a problem-free care. Be prepared to make repairs and be educated about costs before you go into something. Knowledge is power and ignorance is expensive. Lori Garrison is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. She really likes cars because they go vroom vroom and move her around really fast.
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NO ROOF TOO S M A L L Learn how to build your own home, tiny-style March 18 to 20
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by Kim Melton
am tempted to call building your own house the ultimate DIY project. I don’t mean selecting from a range of floorplans and materials and managing your contractors.
I mean learning the basics of design, framing, finishing carpentry, electrical wiring etc and then putting it all into practice to get a roof over your head. Not a task for the faint of heart.
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No Room Too Small ... cont’d These two extremes were evident when Herbert and I met a few years ago as he was building his second house: sleek lines and ultra-modern, it couldn’t have been a more different use of 140 square feet from my pine-panelled wood-stove heated abode. When I built my home, I didn’t realise that I was part of a burgeoning movement, or even that my cabin would be a “Tiny House.” Herbert, on the other hand, entered into the Tiny world with enthusiasm, starting up Leaf House to build homes that sidestep regulatory codes and allow creativity to shine, all with an affordable price tag – without, I might add, being a professional tradesman. Though he is keen on repurposing and salvaging he found it difficult to set the prices as low as he initially hoped. This is due in part to his focus on using
high-quality, sustainable building materials, in part to the fact that you don’t get economies of scale when building tiny, and the question of paying himself fairly. “That’s why I don’t do this full time,” he confided. “If you pay yourself like you would a contractor, they [the houses] just get too expensive.” While he loves the artistic aspect and hopes to continue to build unique dwellings on spec, he also wants to empower those who don’t have the financial means to enter into the current housing or land markets. Herbert doesn’t think the complexity of a house is out of reach of anyone willing to put in a bit of study and learn through trial and error. As-yet unregulated, there is no exact definition for what is or isn’t a Tiny House as long as it’s small and mobile, and that’s as Herbert would keep it. He fears that the regu-
lation that is sure to come will stifle the self-expression that the form currently allows. “Of course safety is an issue, but I’d like to trust that people are mostly competent and intelligent. I believe pretty much anyone can build a safe, strong and stylish house,” Herbert told me last week as we sat in my own 8’ x 18’ home, “without depending on engineers and other professionals.” The Tiny House Workshop will be a full weekend course that explores everything from what to look for in a trailer to permit restrictions on highways when moving your house. “I want participants to come out with a floor plan and design for their own place,” said Herbert. “They can even make cardboard models.” The workshop will cover building materials (with a focus on lean and green), systems (electrical, plumbing etc. from
The finished interior of one of Herbert’s Tiny homes low- to high-tech) and some basic hands-on carpentry. The first workshop he held, which was two years ago at Yukon College, drew tiny housers from as far away as Fairbanks, Alaska. Later in the spring Herbert hopes to travel with the workshop to Yellowknife, where the city is engaged with a very active group of Tiny Housers. And when the participants have finished their homes? “One of things I love about Tiny Houses is the way they force you to develop relationships,” Herbert told me, laughing. “It’s not a conventional tenant/ landlord situation, you have to get creative.” He paused, and then added hopefully, “Maybe soon we’ll have a bunch of Tiny House Communities.” I think it’s high time. And it doesn’t end with the building - during the workshop I’ll be co- hosting
a session on how to adapt your tiny space as you and your lifestyle change. If you’re ready to join the club the Tiny House workshop will be held March 18 to 20 at the Lorne Mountain Community Association, with space for up to 15 participants including five low-income spots. To register or for more information contact LMCA@NorthwesTel.net. Kim Melton is a writer, biologist and tiny-homesteader based in Mount Lorne.
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March 10, 2016
Hawaii in a Mason Jar
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Spicy Pineapple Pepper Jelly
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(Adapted from “The Canning Kitchen” by Amy Bronee.) Makes six 250 ml (1 cup) jars. INGREDIENTS 4 cups diced fresh pineapple (about 1 pineapple) 2 cups cider vinegar, divided 4 red Thai chilies, including seeds, thinly sliced 1 tbsp dried chili flakes 2 packages (57 g each) regular pectin powder 4 cups granulated sugar
ne thing I often notice about winter is the way it makes you really appreciate warmth. It feels great to get out of the cold, cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy a hot beverage while you jealously flick through pictures online of other people’s beachside holidays. I’ve lived in Yukon for almost a year now, and the only vacations I take anymore are trips back home to the balmy tropics of Saskatchewan. But spending time with my family and friends more than makes up for maintaining a ghostlike complexion and the lack of poolside bar service. So if you, like me, are more likely to gain a tan this winter from standing near your stove, have I got a tasty, tropical recipe
for you. It’s a fantastic combination of spicy and sweet, warming you up and giving you that Hawaiian luau feeling – especially if you use it as a glaze for ham! And if you’ve never canned before, jams are a great place to start. There are a few basic things you’ll need to get going: Two large pots. You’ll need one for cooking your jam, and one for processing your jars. The processing pot needs to be big enough to hold all your jars and keep them covered with boiling water. A canning rack. This is a rack that sits in the pot to keep your jars off the bottom. Alternatively, you can set some extra screw bands on the bottom of the pot. A set of tongs. They need to be sturdy for lifting jars in and out
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of the water bath, and preferably have rubber grips on them for extra support. A ladle. This makes it way easier to get the jam into the jars. And of course, you will need clean, glass Mason jars with twopiece, self-sealing lids (the flat lids with the screw on bands).
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METHOD • Combine pineapple with 1 cup of vinegar in a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour the puree into a large pot. Mix in the chilies, chili flakes, remaining 1 cup of vinegar, and both packages of pectin powder. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar, and bring to a boil again, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. • Ladle jam into six clean 250 ml (1 cup) jars, leaving ¼ inch space from the jar’s rim. Be sure to wipe any spilled jam from the rim and sides, and then place the flat lid and screw band on tightly. Place sealed jars in a large pot of boiling water, and process for 15 minutes. Remove from pot and set jars on a towel on a flat surface to cool. Enjoy!
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March 10, 2016
Crafts to Brighten Up Your Spring
The Spring Spruce Bog Craft Fair takes place March 12 at the Westmark Hotel by Joslyn Kilborn
e’re very excited about the warm welcome at our new location,” says Pam Charman, events organizer for the Yukon Crafts Society. After many years hosting the Spring Spruce Bog Craft Fair at the Gold Rush, they’ve moved to the Westmark. And with a higher-than-normal number of vendors, this year’s fair needs two rooms to fit everyone, stretching from the Westmark ballroom into a room across the hall. Usually much smaller than the Christmas Spruce Bog, which hosts 100 vendors and pulls in up to 4,500 shoppers in the one day it runs, this year’s Spring fair will boast around 40 crafters and artists selling their work. “It’s probably about the biggest one we’ve had,” Charman says. “Everyone is interested in participating in our new – dare I say – home.” “There are some new things to look at, and a lot of the old favourites as well,” Charman says. This includes things like soaps and body lotions made with local Yukon ingredients, jewelry, children’s books, pottery, and local artwork. And it’s all entirely handmade. “That’s what makes the Spruce Bog different from other craft fairs,” Charman says. “Everything in this sale is conceived and de-
Merino wool Yukon Tartan scarfs made by Lois Gillis
Bucket’s Apothecary made by Naomi Borisenko PHOTO: Naomi Borisenko
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Yukon Soaps from The Essential Soap Bar
PHOTO: Joella Hogan signed and handmade by the person behind the table. There’s no re-selling of something handmade in Nicaragua. It has to be handmade here.” “There’s a woman who makes things like purses and aprons out of recycled denim, and a man who makes his own wooden puzzles. There are 100 per cent merino wool designs in the Yukon tartan, and dog leashes and collars made from paracord. There’s gold nug-
get jewelry, and a young woman who began making sock monkeys out of men’s wool socks, who has branched out to make “all kinds of adorable creatures,” says Charman. “For Easter, you go into stores like Walmart and everything is candy,” Charman says. “These are gifty things that aren’t high in calories.” Of course, she says, calories will still hold their place at the
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fair – you’ll be able to get edible handmade items, too. “My booth is nothing but calories!” she says, adding that “chocolate is one of those celebratory things you have at all occasions.” This year the Yukon Crafts Society turned 40, and the spring sale is almost as old. Not always as popular as the Christmas sale, for several years it simply didn’t run. But it’s been running strong since the 80s, Charman says, and has an intimacy simply not pos-
sible at the much larger – and much busier – Christmas sale. “It’s a little more comfortable and a slightly slower pace,” she says. “Vendors have time to talk and answer questions and explain their craft. “What you see on the table is made by the person behind it.” And the Spring Spruce Bog’s slower pace allows you to get to know that person. The Spring Spruce Bog Craft Fair is Saturday, March 12th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Westmark Whitehorse Ballroom. There is also an early opening at 10:15 a.m. for seniors and those with mobility issues. Joslyn Kilborn is currently on Yukon-hiatus in Toronto. She will be back with bells on.
March 10, 2016
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Ju ne 18, 2016 ANDREW JOHN MILN & CHANTAL DUPAS NEW WORK
March 10 – April 16, 2016 Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday March 10 at 7:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Yukon The Boys and Girls Club of Yukon is pleased to announce its March Break day camp, Camp FIRE! What: Two 1 week sessions full of arts and crafts, drama, music, parades, community adventures, science experiments, games, healthy snack and meals, and so much more! March 7-11, and March 14-18 @ 9AM-4:30PM Yukon youth 6 to 10 years of age
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pm Riding wild mustangs solely across public land, four young men traverse desert to mountain across five states and 5000 kms, from Mexico to Canada. With exquisite cinematography of breathtaking terrain from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone, Unbranded takes us into this challenging endeavour, exploring the greater plight of the mustangs and the importance of public lands. Audience Choice award winner, Hot Docs International Film Festival, Toronto. Dir. Phillip Baribeau, 2015, USA, 105 min
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March 10, 2016
Jeremy Johnson, Class of 2009 by Jozien Keijzer
orn and raised in the Klondike, Jeremy Johnson went to school in Whitehorse. After graduating from F.H. Collins Secondary School in 2009, he went to Port Alfred, South Africa to complete a year-long outdoor leadership program called “Beyond Adventure.” The objective of the program is to encourage youth to develop physically, mentally and spiritually to overcome challenges and reach their highest potential, and form strong team bonds. Upon arrival in South Africa, he had to adjust to an 80 degree temperature change; it was -40ºC when he left the Yukon, and now he was facing +40ºC in Port Alfred. The first activity Jeremy and his group did was an initiation hike, which involved carrying big logs along the beach and around a game preserve with a minimum amount of food and water. Grueling! Jeremy was the only person from outside of Africa in the course, and suffered from severe sunburn. But he persevered and finished successfully. And perseverance is what Jeremy learned throughout the year. As the only youth from outside of Africa, his accomplishments seem even more admirable to me as I listen to his stories. Indeed, just before the finale of a 100 km, kayak/bike/beach-running race, he contracted African tick-bite fever. Jeremy’s favourite adventure was the Amatole Hike: 100 km of backpacking in wilderness terrain. Again, he had a major setback, having to complete the already demanding hike with a case of
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Jeremy Johnson food poisoning. The Amatole Rainforest, known for its innumerable waterfalls, is also a forest full of giant spiders and gigantic spider webs. Having made strong connections within the group, Jeremy went back last year for a holiday to spend times with friends. He even speaks some of the local language: “Ek kan praat ‘n klein bietjie Afrikaans.” Which means “I can speak a little bit of Afrikaans.” After that first year away, Jeremy came back to Whitehorse and represented the Yukon in the Canada Winter Games in Halifax, in biathlon. Upon his return back home in Whitehorse he completed approximately three months of training and earned his private
pilot’s license. In August of the same year, he enrolled in the Aviation program at the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Jeremy had confirmed his love of flying when he was in Africa and did some skydiving – his most exciting experience ever. In Grahamstown, Jeremy took a course on how to operate a parachute, along with local South Africans. When it was time to jump out of the plane for their “static line skydive,” it was decided “the Canadian” was to go first. Jeremy did so with absolutely no fear and loved it. Starting his degree in Aviation at the University of Alaska (UAA) in 2011, Jeremy was surprised to find that it was not about partying and most students were very
serious. He lived on campus during the school year and in the summers he worked on his familyowned placer mine in the Klondike. In 2015, Jeremy graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology with an emphasis on Professional Piloting. “I worked my ass off for that,” he said. As we all dream of flying, I wondered why so few people take the professional pilot program at UAA. Jeremy informed me that, besides having to have good grades in high school and having to pass the admissions test, “the big barrier is expense.” Half of the students in Jeremy’s class were funded by Veteran Affairs. After graduating, Jeremy worked with the cargo company
Desert Air, which included everything from loading the plane, operating a forklift, maintenance, cleaning to flying to remote villages in Alaska. His most memorable experience was at Cape Lisburne, where he took off in a DC-3 on an airstrip right beside the Arctic Ocean. Jeremy now works for the University of Alaska as a flight instructor, taking students flying in a Cessna 172 or Diamond 20, as they study for their private or commercial licenses. He feels pride in soloing his students, once they are able to fly the plane by themselves. I had a chance to visit with Jeremy in December, “flying” down in his car from Anchorage to Whitehorse to be home for Christmas. I asked him about his scariest experience. Well, it was not in the air, as I had expected; he is very comfortable in the air. His scariest experience was driving down a couple of years ago. Some caribou crossing the icy highway, caused him to brake and he spun out, doing a 180 going backwards into a snowy ditch. The caribou just looked up and didn’t even offer to help him out. Jeremy’s future dreams are even higher in the sky. He would like to become an astronaut someday. This belief in himself is what he learned in the Beyond Adventure leadership training, where you learn that you can achieve your dreams. Jozien Keijzer is a visual artist, writer and avid hiker who lives in the Mendenhall Subdivision.
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Community EVENTS ATLIN
Wed, Mar, 16, Board Games 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre
Thu, Mar, 10, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Sun, Mar, 13, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Mar, 13, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel 994-2442 with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 Tue, Mar, 15, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Mar, 16, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Mar, 17, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre
BEAVER CREEK Sat, Mar, 12, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Mar, 12, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Mar, 14, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Mar, 15, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Mar, 15, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club
CARCROSS Thu, Mar, 10, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 399-3321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Thu, Mar, 10, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Mar, 10, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Mon, Mar, 14, Carcross Ski Club 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Call Dan Kemble for info 867-821-3461 Tue, Mar, 15, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 399-3321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Tue, Mar, 15, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Mar, 15, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Mar, 15, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Mar, 16, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 821-4251 For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca Wed, Mar, 16, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Mar, 16, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Mar, 17, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 399-3321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Thu, Mar, 17, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Mar, 17, 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, Mar, 11, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Community Luncheon 11:45 AM Health and Social Building Join us for lunch every Friday, from 11:45 am until 1 pm, at the Health and Social Building. Fri, Mar, 11, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Sat, Mar, 12, 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. Sat, Mar, 12, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Mar, 13, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 993-5381 Sun, Mar, 13, Thaw-Di-Gras Lip Sync Competition 8:00 PM Diamond Tooth Gerties 993-5584 Are you feeling pretty good about yourself? We can help change that... The Dawson City Music Festival is seeking groups or individuals interested in humiliating themselves publicly for a good cause: at our annual lip sync fundraiser Dawsonites take the stage and perform their favourite jams in full costume in front of half the town. Sun, Mar, 13, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Mar, 14, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Tue, Mar, 15, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School 993-2520 For more information email: getrealﬁt(at) me.com Wed, Mar, 16, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout!
HAINES JUNCTION Thu, Mar, 10, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Mar, 10, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Sun, Mar, 13, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church 634-2360 Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere Mon, Mar, 14, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Mar, 16, 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, Mar, 17, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Mar, 17, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School
MARSH LAKE Fri, Mar, 11, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Mother Goose Parent & Tot 10:30 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Happy Hour 4:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Mar, 13, Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Mar, 13, Jackrabbit ski program 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, 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, Mar, 15, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Adult Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre
MAYO Sun, Mar, 13, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church 667-7746 Tue, Mar, 15, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus
MOUNT LORNE Thu, Mar, 10, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Fri, Mar, 11, Learning Lions - Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Wed, Mar, 16, Kids Craft time 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083
OLD CROW Thu, Mar, 10, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Mar, 13, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Lukes Church 993-5381 Thu, Mar, 17, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center
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Thu, Mar, 10, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Mar, 10, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Beginners Yoga: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre With instructor Lee Randell. Sat, Mar, 12, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Mar, 12, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, ﬁeld hockey etc Tue, Mar, 15, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue, Mar, 15, Stayﬁt: Tagish 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Mar, 16, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Mar, 16, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Mar, 17, Intermediate / Advanced Osteoﬁt: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre
TESLIN Thu, Mar, 10, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 10, Kids Guitar and Harmonica 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 10, Adult Guitar and Ukulele Lessons 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 10, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 10, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Fri, Mar, 11, Teslin Mini-Rendezvous Teslin Rec Center Fri, Mar, 11, Public Skate 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Fri, Mar, 11, Casino night at the recplex 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Mar, 12-13 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Mar, 13-14 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Mar, 13, Catholic Mass/Communion Service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission 10:30 AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission Sun, Mar, 13, St. Philip’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Philip’s Church 667-7746 Sun, Mar, 13, Adult Yoga 11:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Mar, 13, Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Mar, 13, Carpet Bowling (ages 55+) 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Mar, 13, Curling 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Mar, 14-15 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Mar, 14, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Mar, 14, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Mar, 15-16 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Mar, 15, Stay ‘N Play Babies Social 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Mar, 15, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Mar, 15, Adult Yoga (13+) 5:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Mar, 16,-17 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Mar, 16, Golden Age Social (Ages 55+) 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Mar, 16, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Mar, 16, Curling 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 17-18 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 17, Public Skate 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 17, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 17, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center
WATSON LAKE Thu, Mar, 10, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Mar, 10, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sun, Mar, 13, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service 536-2932 Sun, Mar, 13, 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, Mar, 14, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together!
The Yukon Crafts Society Presents
SPRING SPRUCE BOG
Tue, Mar, 15, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake Thu, Mar, 17, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Mar, 17, 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 Thu, Mar, 10, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Mar, 10, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Thu, Mar, 10, River Talk 7:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts 907-303-0222 Come and share your story, come and listen to mine! A cafe’ setting, locals share their stories and musicians share their music. At 7 pm, theme is “Ferry/Fairy Tales”. Sponsored by Lynn Canal Community Players and Alaska Arts Conﬂuence Fri, Mar, 11, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Mar, 11, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Fri, Mar, 11, Women’s Bible Study 10:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Mar, 11, Story time 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Mar, 11, Yoga w/Mandy 12:00 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Zumba Toning 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Mon, Mar, 14, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Mar, 14, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Cardio/strength training circuit 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Senior Swim 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Haines Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Mar, 15, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Wed, Mar, 16, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Guys Yoga 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre
SKAGWAY, ALASKA Thu, Mar, 10, Stick and Mat Pilates w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 10, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, Mar, 10, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/Katherine/ Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Mar, 10, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, Mar, 10, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 10, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 10, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Mar, 11, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre
Fri, Mar, 11, SpinYoga w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, Mar, 11, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Fri, Mar, 11, Vinyasa Flow level 2 w/Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Mar, 11, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Fri, Mar, 11, SpinYoga w/Courtney 4:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, Mar, 11, Volleyball For Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Spinning w/ Cindy 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Mar, 12, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/Katherine/ Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sun, Mar, 13, Gentle Yoga: All Levels w/Jeanne 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Mar, 13, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Sun, Mar, 13, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ AJ 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Mar, 14, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Mon, Mar, 14, Restorative Yoga: w/ Katherine AL 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, Mar, 14, TRX Suspension Training w/Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Mar, 14, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Courtney 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Mar, 14, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, Mar, 14, Soccer For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Chair and Mat Pilates w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Mar, 15, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Tue, Mar, 15, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/Katherine/ Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Mar, 15, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Tue, Mar, 15, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Wed, Mar, 16, Back/Hip Yoga: All Levels w/ Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Mar, 16, TRX Suspension Training w/Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Mar, 16, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Mar, 16, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Climbing Instruction For Belay Certiﬁcation Class - Signup Required 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Mar, 16, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Mar, 16, Belay Check For Certiﬁcation - Signup Required 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Stick and Mat Pilates w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, Mar, 17, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/Katherine/ Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Mar, 17, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, Mar, 17, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 17, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre
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Craft and Gift Sale Saturday, March 12th, 2016 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Westmark Hotel
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March 10, 2016
Newspaper-Making in Namibia
Here’s a taste of what it’s like to work as a guest-journalist at a German-Namibian newspaper
The office of the newspaper in Windhoek
PHOTO: Elke Reinhauer
by Elke Reinauer German-Namibian Newspaper, Allgemeine Zeitung, in Windhoek. It’s the oldest newspaper in the country, founded in 1916 to report First World War news. It is a unique newspaper with a print run of 5,000 per day, written daily for just one per cent of the population: the German-Namibians. Most of their ancestors came during the colonialism. In Windhoek one still finds German named streets, German food in restaurants and old buildings left over from the colonial era. When I arrived at the beginning of December, my editor-in-chief told me that they are in Sommerloch, which is the time of the year, where people are in vacation and there is a lack of stories.
Stanley & Sarah Todd, Photo credit: Spencer Tomlin
urder, betrayal or New Year celebrations - these are the topics on the list. It is December 30 and we have to decide which story will be on the cover of tomorrow’s newspaper. Unfortunately, there will be blood leaking from the newspaper on New Year’s Day. The murder of a German-Namibian farmer is breaking news. Everyone in the boarding room is shocked by the brutal crime that happened on a farm outside of Windhoek. Welcome to working at a newspaper in Namibia. No, it is not that every day is with shocking news like this. But the crime rate in this country is very high. I am a guest-journalist at the
Unfortunately, the crime rate is higher during Christmas time, when people are away travelling. Other constant topics beside crime are rain and poaching. It’s such a dry country and rain is rare. That is a huge problem. Another problem is rhino-poaching, which happens often. Rhino horn is fancied by Asians, because it’s believed to be an aphrodisiac and status symbol. We are three newspapers under one roof: The Sun (English) Republiklein (Afrikaans) and Allgemeine Zeitung (German). They belong to the same company and they share one office. So sometimes it can get very loud, with phones ringing and people talking in three languages.
I am responsible for the weekly weekend magazine, which is about arts and events. The art scene is small, like in the Yukon. Often, artists are coming from Germany to exhibit here. I write the articles and I do the layout. It is done old school: with pen and paper. The journalists have to draw the layout on the page, calculate the characters per line, and cut the picture so that it will fit. When the layout is done, it goes to the graphic designers. They put it in their computer program. When the pages are set and printed, our proof reader edits them. I love my work. It is great to do each step of the newspaper and then on Friday I hold the fin-
ished paper in my hands. I have a lot of freedom and can choose the topics in agreement with my editor-in-chief. I already asked if I could stay longer, but unfortunately my visa is expiring and the next German journalist is coming soon to replace me. “Only if you marry a Namibian,” the woman from Human Resources joked. Well, I have four more weeks to go.
Elke Reinauer is a writer with strong ties to the Yukon. She is currently working as a guest-journalist in Windhoek,Namibia before returning to the Yukon.
Yukon’s Best Friend: DOG CULTURE
Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Photos will appear in the Yukon Transportation Museums Dog Culture Display and they may appear right here inside What’s Up Yukon! SUBMISSION DETAILS: Submit a digital or printed photo, the name of the dog and person, a caption 15 words or less, and a photo credit to YukonDogs@whatsupyukon.com. All photos Must be a Yukon resident and must be a Yukon dog. You give permission for YTM and What’s Up Yukon to use your photo in this exhibit and in marketing. Submitting a photo doesn’t guarantee it will be used
March 10, 2016
Step Outside with Larry Leigh
18th Century muzzleloading pistol, with ammunition bag and powder
the projectile, propellant and primer are in a straight line behind one another, while older designs have the primer located on a nipple on top of the barrel and not in line with the other components. The modern in-line system is much more efficient and dependable. Many modern in-line guns use a high-intensity shotgun prim-
er to provide a super-hot flash to ignite the powder. Even in these modern guns the firing components (except the primer) are loaded from the muzzle. Faster loading is achieved through practice and the use of loading tubes that contain the propellant and the projectile for each individual shot. Modern propellants are high-
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These guns are available in a few calibres, with .45 and .50 being the most common. There is a great variety of bullets available to suit the shooter’s needs and budget: jacketed, all-copper or all-lead, coming in weights ranging from 250 to 350 or more grains. Of course, premium bullets should be used for hunting. Saboted bullets are common and are usually very accurate in a quality, well-maintained gun. Sabots are plastic calibre-sized sleeves surrounding the bullet, which is smaller in diameter than the gun size. The sabot separates from the bullet, after leaving the muzzle, but starts the bullet accurately on its path. If the shooter follows maintenance procedures, these guns are extremely accurate thanks to the consistency of the powder charge, primer flash and bullet design. Along with accuracy, these heavy, well-designed bullets are extremely effective at 200 or more yards.
ntil the mid to late 1800s, all firearms were muzzleloaders, which, as the name implies, had to be loaded singly by pushing the components - powder, patch and projectile down the barrel from the muzzle. This loading process made them slow to get ready to shoot again, compared to how the process was accelerated with the advent of metallic cartridges. In recent history, muzzle-loaders have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity - partly because of nostalgia, but mostly due to the creation of special hunting seasons for these “primitive weapons,” as they have been described in hunting regulations. Originally these firearms were short-range tools using roughly measured, free-poured powder charges. They shot round balls, which did not rate high on the external- or terminal-ballistics charts. They were also flint-locks, which were prone to failure during rainy weather because the flash-powder in the pan was exposed to the elements prior to firing. The popularity of these firearms raised the interest of the powder-makers and gun designers - to the extent that modern-designed muzzle-loaders can often be distinguished only by the ramrod that hangs along the bottom of the barrel. These come in bolt-action and break-action. These are known as “in-line muzzle-loaders” because
energy and come in powder form or in pellets of a measured weight. The powdered form is available either in true black powder (gunpowder) or a substitute such as Pyrodex. The pellets come in 50-grain-volume equivalents and are usually used two or three at a time, depending on the purpose of the shot being taken and the amount of recoil to be dealt with.
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 email@example.com.
Co-Artistic Directors & Producers Zoe Verhees & Mellisa Murray
Brave New Works: Brief March 18th & 19th @ 7:00pm
Old Fire Hall (1105 Front St.) Tickets $15/person
(Tickets available at Climate Clothing & 38 Video Store)
All ages event Cash bar with proceeds going to a local non profit
Artists: Meagan O’Shea (Choreographer & Dramaturg) Kelvin Smoler & Allyn Walton Calla Paleczny & Lee Covin Christian Kuntz Maude Caron Kelly Murray Amber Walker Lori Garrison Léa Roy Zoe Verhees Mellisa Murray
BNW is a multidisciplinary performing arts show. Witness local professional artists interpret the wide range and personal theme with new and exciting works, from music to dance. “Funding for this project is made possible through the assistance of Arts Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Elaine Taylor, Minister.”
Christian Kuntz Photography
March 10, 2016
YUKON SOURDOUGH RENDEZVOUS
WE DIDN’T FORGET YOU, THANK YOU… Dan Moore Donna Moore Cerena Anderson Rachel Shipperbottom Katie Malo Paddy Coﬀer Heather Julsrud Jean Coﬀer Brent Slabodian Jenna Paton Jocelyn Curteanu Andrew White Becky Burton Crystelle Cebuliak Ryan Daub Dewey Koko Katie Kasper Kayla Abbott Melissa McGurk Tarin Frotten Gary Atkins Coldwell Banker: Frank Sylvestri Patrick Ross midnight sun pipe band Constable Jordan Boothe Carole Mullen Dancers Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Sandy Peacock Merton Friesen Johanne Lalonde Stu Clark Rebecca Victor Beth Roberts Bev Brazier Wendy Kitchen Kate Layﬁeld Jan Mann Lillian Maguire John Firth/Dawn Dimond Joy Wickett Marie Andic Jennifer Moorlag Michelle Beckley The Chinese Canadian association of Yukon Dale Best Yukonstruct Yukon Comic Culture Society Marie Cashin Shineth Tang Nhesa Patoy Aric Hansen Kelly Segura Chantelle Newell Mark Berscheid
Ron Cook Buddy-Lynn Maxﬁeld The Maxﬁeld Family Marina McCready The Maxﬁeld Family Plantation Flowers The Cubs Den Dayhome Northern Lights School Of Dance TKS Photography Girl Guides Of Whitehorse Elayna Sayney Emma Kiser Mrs Kiser Greg Fischer Evan Manning Harold Risby Trustin Boulanger Fischer Nathan Boulanger Fischer Marj Frame Damen Anderson Cheryl Anderson Dylan Anderson Megan Russell Alex Anderson Jack Anderson Kaitlyn Anderson Jordan Miniﬁe Adelle Anderson Ronan Clutten Zyanya Hoﬀmann Denisha Hoﬀmann Cindy Wolsynuk Mr & Mrs 2016 Yukon Mrs Mona Curtis Myrna Kingscote Ms Dale Stokes Blue Spearsmen Construction Alpine’s Bra Boutique Town & Mountain Hotel Tony’s Pizza Route 13 Diesel The Cubs Den Dayhome Total Fire Protection North Star Motel Computec Adult Temptations Kayla Abbott Total Fire Protection Wines by Design 506 All Day Grill Damen Anderson Mary Allison Lorraine Heynen Stu Campbell
Dan VeenEo Kayla Abbott Jennifer Mac Dougall Caitlin Nuttall Carlo Filice Denise Homenchuk Josh Carr Paul Davy DJ Kirby April Hanna Theressa DeWeert Katie Kasper Damen Anderson Adam Russell Justin Maizis Gina Rachel Coralie Ullyett Jeremy Fulmer Madison Pearson Contessa Brule Yule Schmidt Colleen Stinson Christina Coombs Chris McKay Darryl Cann Kisa Elmer The Gr8ful Spud, Josh Klippert and team Waterstone Products
YUKON RENDEZVOUS WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES… Antoinette’s Talk of the Town Bean North Yukon Meat and Sausage Pickapeppa Bridges Café & Catering Color Bar Hair Resort Beautiful You Laser & Esthetics Hair Sensations Hair Studio by Fernando Shoppers Drug Mart Midnight Sun Emporium Jarvis Street Saloon Hougen’s Sportslodge Sportees Ajax Yukon Denture Clinic Pace Setter Linden Transport Indian Craft Shop
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO… Jeremy Raymond Darren Braun Keith Forsgren Trevor Smith Meagan Wilson Ben Kinvig Cameron Webber Ed Tritscher Sydney Berriman Bonnie Gingras Ely Boivin Harold Cowx James Wiedow Elvina Charlton Donna Campbell Canadian Forces Whitehorse Airport Staﬀ Rebecca Laforge Westmark Whitehorse Royal Canadian Legion, Whitehorse branch 254 551 Whitehorse Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Heat Yukon Crystal at In Bloom Flowers Hurlburt Enterprises Incorporated 2016 Queen and Miss Congeniality: Brooke Graham, Miss G & P Steakhouse 2016 1st Princess: Karina Watson, Miss Town of Faro 2016 2nd Princess: Amanda Frotten, Miss Duncan’s LTD Angela Hare, Miss Brewery Bay Chalet Byrn Lepp, Miss North of Ordinary Carole Mathieson, Miss Integra Tire Keighlan Gustus, Miss Triple J’s Music and tattoo Piercings Tamara Dawn Perzan, Miss Challenge/Hub Sarah Voss-Houston, Miss Yukon College All The Snow Shoe Shuﬄers The Kanoe People and Crew Ally Easton G &P Steakhouse and Pizza Scott McDougall Ralph Charlton Kyrsta Easton Eyewerx Jonathan Leger, AKA: Stone Cold Sam Dawson, 2016 Sourdough Sam The Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sweet Soul Burlesque Performers Totaltrac Yukon Matt Jacques
*Every eﬀort has been made to list all the wonderful, volunteers, groups, sponsors. Apologies if we missed you, however Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous THANKS EVERYONE who helped, worked and attended this year’s ‘Around the World’ extravaganza. Look forward to seeing you again next year!
Boys & Girls Club of Yukon
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SL AWD Premium model shown
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March 10, 2016
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