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lex Goodman doesn’t really cross borders so much as straddle them. Although the Toronto-raised guitarist and composer has made his home in New York City for the past three-and-a-half years, he seems to keep one foot planted in the musical soil of his homeland. “I think of Toronto as a very vibrant music scene. The jazz community in particular is very strong,” he says. “It kind of functions in a similar way to New York, where you have a pool of very talented individuals who blaze off in different directions and kind of specialize in different areas of jazz music, or whatever genre.” Goodman is currently on a Canadian tour to promote his latest CD, Border Crossing, slated for international release on April 15. It’s a compilation of tunes he wrote for an eclectic mix of instruments including voice, vibraphone, tuba, guitar and percussion. Most of the musicians on that album are Canadian. But when he comes to Yukon this week, it will be with a different, New Yorkbased quartet playing repertoire designed for a new CD he hopes to release in 2017. Goodman first moved to New York to pursue a masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music. “When my visa was expiring and I was kind of reassessing, it was pretty clear that it would be best to stay longer in New York, because a lot of the initial time of developing relationships had already happened, and it made a lot of sense to kind of continue with it.” Goodman sees a lot of similarities between Toronto and New York, as well as some differences. “A lot of my friends moved from different parts of the country to Toronto. And that magnet effect definitely has implications for the music, because you just have a larger pool,” he says.

lishers (ASCAP) presented him with the Herb Alpert Jazz Composer award. The next year, he was a finalist for ASCAP’s Morton Gould award for classical composition. Things might have turned out differently if he had stuck with one of his musical passions as a teenager. “I played in a punk band called the Nihilists. We played in a lot of hilarious venues around Toronto and had a lot of fun,” he laughs. “But as the band grew, I got more interested in improvisation and taking solos. And I think that’s what naturally led into an interest and a curiosity for jazz.” The Alex Goodman Quartet will perform in Whitehorse on Sunday, April 3 at a Jazz on the Wing concert in the Yukon Arts Centre. They will also be in Dawson on Thursday, April 7 for an event sponPHOTO: courtesy of Alex Goodman sored by the Dawson City Jazz Society. Beside Goodman on guitar, the Originally from Toronto, guitaristgroup consists of Rick Rosato (oricomposer Alex Goodman now ginally from Montreal) on bass, Texan Matt Marantz on saxophone calls New York City home and Jimmy Macbride on drums. “Something that’s really imThe key difference, he suggests, is that New York has a more portant is the camaraderie that direct connection to traditional exists in groups like this, and I jazz as a distinctly American-born think you can really hear it in the music,” Goodman says. “I really art form. “Basically the entire history of wanted to make sure that there jazz has revolved around this city, was a group that didn’t only have so it’s kind of central to the char- musical chemistry, but personal chemistry as well.” acter of New York,” he says. One thing the four musicians “I was in Harlem, basically next door to where Duke Ellington lived have in common is youth. At 24, and Count Basie lived. You kind of the Connecticut-born Macbride is feel you’re in the centre of it a lit- the youngest, but none of them is tle bit, and you feel very close to over 30. “Although the band is pretty where so many things happened, young, these guys are really musiwhich is really exciting.” Goodman currently makes his cians in the highest levels of the living mostly as a guitarist, but he jazz world right now,” Goodman is also a prolific composer, with says. The Jazz on the Wing concert more than 100 compositions, two film scores and a book of solo gui- starts at 7:30 p.m. For more infortar music to his credit. Although mation, go to www.jazzyukon.ca. chiefly known as a jazz musician, he also has impressive credits in Ken Bolton is a freelance writer other genres. who lives southeast In 2013, the American Society of Whitehorse. of Composers, Authors and Pub“The thing about New York, I realized, is that it’s really drawing from everywhere in the world. So the musicians’ community is very international. So you have a lot of input into the development of the music, and a lot of different experiences and different backgrounds that inform everything that’s going on.”

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that disbanded most musician groups, their work and art was considered “sinful.” It wasn’t until 2004 with the opening of the Sachel Studio that the musicians began to resurrect their traditional music and bring it to the western world. As described by the ensemble’s conductor Nijat Ali, the world must know that “Pakistan is filled with artists and not terrorists.” In 1967 during the Monterey Pop Festival, the older brother of Woodstock Ravi Shankar played a set of classic Indian compositions with Talba Player Ravi Rakha. A psychedelically stunned audience witnessed a form of music like nothing they have heard before. What makes the sounds of the Sachel Jazz Ensemble – blended with the Lincoln Center Orchestra – so powerful is that is has never really been attempted before; bringing together classically trained American musicians, exposing them to new scales and blending traditional jazz instruments with sitars, tablas and dholaks . The film Song of Lahore brings together much deserved appreciation and praise to the traditional music and musicians of Lahore Pakistan. Song of Lahore (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken, 2015) screens on Sunday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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American author David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is director Tom Hooper’s tender biopic of how the couple’s lives and marriage evolve and dissolve as they navigate Einar’s ground-breaking journey towards becoming Lili. At first, seeing her husband in women’s clothes is a bit of a shared joke for Gerda. There is also the suggestion that she finds it titillating. But as Lili’s personae increasingly overshadows Einar’s, Gerda demands a return to the man she married; something that is no longer possible. Although Lili Elbe charted courageous territory during a time of overt homophobia and repressive sexual politics, history had mostly forgotten her until Ebershoff came across her story in a book on gender theory. Even then, Ebershoff, who is the former vicepresident and executive editor at Random House Publishing, was faced with such a lack of historical material that he chose to fiction-

alize her life. English writer Lucinda Coxon adapted Ebershoff’s novel into a screenplay in 2004. Since then, she has been the only constant with a script that had been attached to at least three other directors before Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech). Studios were reluctant to fund a film about a subject that is poorly understood and still controversial in some circles. Indeed, The Danish Girl opened in Qatar it was banned from further screenings due to its “depravity.” And so it is a measure of how society is at a fundamental crossroads, that Hooper’s glorious, gentle, classically-styled film has also been labelled too genteel and that he has been criticized for giving Redmayne the role of Lili Elbe. The Danish Girl is not a radical piece of filmmaking history, but it does offer a nuanced glimpse into the complexities of the transgender experience. The OUT North Queer Film Festival presents The Danish Girl on Saturday, April 16 at the Beringia Interpretive Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the film begins at 6 p.m.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ARTS SHOWS Until March 26 Mass Me Dia by Amber Walker Focus Gallery Arts Underground Intricate, many-layered ink drawings explore our paradoxical relationship with mass media and how we have evolved with it over the years. Until March 26 Cohesive Earth Larry Duguay and Astrid Kruse Edge Gallery Arts Underground. Brings together the work of two ceramic artists whose differing approaches to working with clay result in two contrasting but equally captivating styles. Until March 31, Solo Sculptural Exhibition: From Here by Stephanie Murray Northern Front Studio Gallery Until May 28, McCormack + Tisiga + Winkler: Yukon Arts Centre. This trio exhibition features the work of Michael McCormack, Joseph Tisiga, and Josh Winkler. The exhibitions explore the social, political, and physical landscape. Tue, Apr, 5, Art Quilt Lecture 7:00 PM Beringia Centre Kluane Quilters’ Guild is pleased to announce that Elaine Quehl, Canadian Art Quilt Teacher of the Year 2015, will present a lecture on “From Inspiration to Art Quilt”. Elaine will share insights of her evolution from traditional quilter to art quilter. Digital presentation plus recent quilts. Everyone welcome! 867-668-4663 Fri. Apr 1 Sandra Grace Storey “Words Like Birds” Opening Reception 5:00 PM Yukon Artist at Work Until April 30 Sandra Grace Storey “Words Like Birds” Yukon Artist at Work

LIVE MUSIC Thu, Mar, 31, 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, 31, 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, 31, Shane Chisholm 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon. Yukon Jack also playing. Thu, Mar, 31, Ginger Jam 10:00 PM Yukon Inn Yukon Inn Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest cohosts and performers. Fri, Apr, 1, Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Apr, 1, Black Iron Blossoms 8:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Black Iron Blossoms play live at the Gold Rush Inn. Fri, Apr, 1, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Apr, 1, Shane Chisholm 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon. Yukon Jack also playing. Sat, Apr, 2, Jarvis Street Saloon Saturday Sociable Jam 3:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon. Bring your own gear and we’ll plug you in or just play on ours! (867) 668-4567 Ext: 300 Sat, Apr, 2, Coffee House & Open Mic Night 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Everyone Welcome, in KIAC Ballroom Sat, Apr, 2, Ian Smith Band 8:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Ian Smith Band performs LIVE! Sat, Apr, 2, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Apr, 2, Shane Chisholm 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, Apr, 3, Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Sun, Apr, 3, Alex Goodman Quartet - Jazz on the Wing 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Alex is an accomplished composer with over one hundred original compositions for string quartet, philharmonic orchestra, big band, various jazz ensembles and film. Sun, Apr, 3, D-Cide on the B-Side with Scott Maynard 8:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn D-cide on the B-side with Scott Maynard performs LIVE! Sun, Apr, 3, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Apr, 4, 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, Apr, 4, Steve Dawsons Black Hen Traveling Road Show Revue #2 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Prairie Oyster crooner Russell deCarle, leading American bluesman

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Thu, Mar, 31-April 4, Gwaandak & YAC Theatre Training Series 2016 - “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Yukon Arts Centre “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Thu, Mar, 31, 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, 31, Theatre with Susie Anne After School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Mar, 31, Equal Voice Yukon Launch 5:00 PM Baked Cafe Learn more about Equal Voice Yukon, and what we have in store to celebrate, empower, and connect women with all things political. Thu, Mar, 31, Kids’ Singing with Jillian Brown 5:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Fri, Apr, 1, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri, Apr, 1, Spring Salsa and Bachata Classes 12:00 Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks We invite you to bring your indoor shoes and your smile and come have some fun with us. We hold Masters degrees in Education and have over 20 years of teaching, dance and and performance experience Fri, Apr, 1, Go with the Flow Fridays Arts Exploration Grade 1-7 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Sat, Apr, 2, Essentials of Herb Gardening 9:30 AM Canada Games Centre Feel like herb growing skills are just out of your reach? Join Ingrid and learn the basics of growing an assortment of herbs indoors or outdoors. Participants will plant a tray of various herbs to take home. Canada Games Centre – Meeting Room 2 Sat, Apr, 2, 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. Sat, Apr, 2, Yukon NDP Change 2016 10:00 AM Yukon Transportation Museum Yukon

is at a crossroads -- from the way we take care of our environment to our relationship with First Nations and the rest of Canada. Change 2016 is the forum for progressive Yukoners who are looking for something different than politics as usual. Sat, Apr, 2, Salsa Yukon Saturday night Salsa Dancing 8:00 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Sun, Apr, 3, Building Intuition w/Tarot 1:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Sun, Apr, 3, 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, Apr, 4, 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, Apr, 4, Art Exploration with Barb Hinton 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Mon, Apr, 4, Gwaandak & YAC Theatre Training Series 2016 - “Dance Movement” with Andra Hunter 6:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre “Dance Movement” with Andra Hunter Mon, Apr, 4, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon, Apr, 4, 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, Apr, 4, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Meeting 7:00 PM Emergency Measures Organization Prospective hams are welcome. Mon, Apr, 4, Yukon Green Party Planning Event 7:00 PM Public Library All shades of Green welcome, call Kristina @ 633-3392 for more info. 633-3392 Tue, Apr, 5, YEU Sandwich Sessions 12:00 PM Yukon Employees’ Union Hall These informal noon time conversations can help build our Steward network, build your confidence as a Steward and help our stewards get to know one another. Tue, Apr, 5, Stage 1 Theatre Company Grade 4 and up 3:45 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Apr, 5, Girls Group - Free Drop In! 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Apr, 5, FREE Knitting Club 7:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Apr, 5, 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, Apr, 5, Brave New Words: 7:00 PM Woodcutter’s Blanket Wed, Apr, 6, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Apr, 6, Ball Pit Play! 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Apr, 6, Heart Beats - Show Choir for Girls Grades 4-7 4:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Apr, 6, FREE Activity Night 5:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Bring your child and have fun with many different activities happening every week! Wed, Apr, 6, Nomination Meeting: TakhiniKopper King 7:00 PM Canada Games Centre The Nomination Meeting to select the Yukon Liberal Party Candidate in the riding of Takhini-Kopper King. Thu, Apr, 7, 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, Apr, 7, Theatre with Susie Anne After School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Apr, 7, Stage 1 Theatre Company Grade 4 and up 3:45 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Apr, 7, Kids’ Singing with Jillian Brown 5:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Apr, 7, Landscaping 7:00 PM Canada Games Centre Good, Better, Best: The Art in Landscaping Landscaping with an eye for overall artistry can make the difference between a so-so property and something really special.

KIDS & FAMILIES Thu, Mar, 31, Dusk’a Head-Start - Monthly Luncheon 11:30 AM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Please join us to celebrate our children’s success each month! The food is GREAT, our salmon have hatched and the children will be signing a traditional Southern Tutchone song. All families are welcome - “It takes a community to raise a child” For more information call 393-3775 Thu, Mar, 31, 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, 31, Theatre with Susie Anne After School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Mar, 31, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Mar, 31, Kids’ Singing with Jillian Brown 5:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Mar, 31, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Fri, Apr, 1, Young Explorer’s Preschool Program 10:00 AM MacBride Museum 867667-2709, ext.3 parents and children explore the animal gallery together. Play games, create crafts, read stories and sing songs. Fri, Apr, 1, Japanese Village Festival 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre 393-2588 Fri, Apr, 1, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /6686535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Fri, Apr, 1, Go with the Flow Fridays Arts Exploration Grade 1-7 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Sat, Apr, 2, Imagination Station 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 Drop-in for some snacks and activities inspired by the Yukon Imagination Library books! All Ages Welcome Sat, Apr, 2, 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, Apr, 3, Building Intuition w/Tarot 1:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Mon, Apr, 4, 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, Apr, 4, Art Exploration with Barb Hinton 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Mon, Apr, 4, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Mon, Apr, 4, 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, Apr, 4, Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Tue, Apr, 5, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /6686535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Tue, Apr, 5, Stage 1 Theatre Company Grade 4 and up 3:45 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Apr, 5, Girls Group - Free Drop In! 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Apr, 5, FREE Knitting Club 7:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Apr, 6, 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, Apr, 6, Ball Pit Play! 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Apr, 6, Heart Beats - Show Choir for Girls Grades 4-7 4:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Apr, 6, FREE Activity Night 5:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Bring your child and have fun with many different activities happening every week! Thu, Apr, 7, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /6686535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Thu, Apr, 7, Theatre with Susie Anne After School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Apr, 7, Stage 1 Theatre Company Grade 4 and up 3:45 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Apr, 7, Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Apr, 7, Kids’ Singing with Jillian

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MEETING & WORKSHOPS Thu, Mar, 31, Gwaandak & YAC Theatre Training Series 2016 - “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Yukon Arts Centre “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Thu, Mar, 31, Hospice Poetry-Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Hospice Yukon Join poet Clea Roberts and Hospice volunteer Becky Striegler for a writing workshop where you can express and explore a loss that you are grieving through poetry. 667-7429 Fri, Apr, 1-2, Gwaandak & YAC Theatre Training Series 2016 - “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Yukon Arts Centre “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Sat, Apr, 2, 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. Sat, Apr, 2, Essentials of Herb Gardening 9:30 AM Canada Games Centre Feel like herb growing skills are just out of your reach? Join Ingrid and learn the basics of growing an assortment of herbs indoors or outdoors. Participants will plant a tray of various herbs to take home. Canada Games Centre – Meeting Room 2 Sat, Apr, 2, Yukon NDP Change 2016 10:00 AM Yukon Transportation Museum Yukon is at a crossroads -- from the way we take care of our environment to our relationship with First Nations and the rest of Canada. Change 2016 is the forum for progressive Yukoners who are looking for something different than politics as usual. Sat, Apr, 2, Habitat for Humanity AGM 4:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library 867456-4349 Sun, Apr, 3, Gwaandak & YAC Theatre Training Series 2016 - “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Yukon Arts Centre “Play Study For Actors” with Yvette Nolan Sun, Apr, 3, 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, Apr, 4, Porter Creek Community Meeting 5:15 PM The Guild Hall 867-6334829 Mon, Apr, 4, Gwaandak & YAC Theatre Training Series 2016 - “Dance Movement” with Andra Hunter 6:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre “Dance Movement” with Andra Hunter Mon, Apr, 4, Yukon Green Party Planning Event 7:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library All shades of Green welcome, call Kristina @ 633-3392 for more info. 633-3392 Mon, Apr, 4, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Meeting 7:00 PM Emergency Measures Organization Prospective hams are welcome. Tue, Apr, 5, YuKonstruct Weekly Open House 7:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace Tour YuKonstruct, see some projects in action, and meet some fellow makers Wed, Apr, 6, Lunchtime Ideation workshop - Free 12:00 PM (co)space coworking space` Too many ideas? Too little ideas? Chin Hing Chan will show us some strategies for putting yourself in creative situations, vetting and validating your ideas, and maybe even give you some new ideas to work on in this Ideation workshop. Wed, Apr, 6, Nomination Meeting: TakhiniKopper King 7:00 PM Canada Games Centre The Nomination Meeting to select the Yukon Liberal Party Candidate in the riding of Takhini-Kopper King. Wed, Apr, 6, Cramped Hand 7:00 PM bring writing materials or work-in-progress for a couple of hours of free writing and/or writing from prompts 633-3566 Thu, Apr, 7, Hospice Poetry-Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Hospice Yukon Join poet Clea Roberts and Hospice volunteer Becky Striegler for a writing workshop where you can express and explore a loss that you are grieving through poetry. 667-7429 Our Lady of Victory

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Everything But the Sake

The Japanese cultural festival Mura Matsuri takes place April 2 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

by Angela Szymczuk

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apan is a country that is rich in history and has made quite the presence within popular Western culture. Think ninjas, samurai warriors, cherry blossoms, sushi, anime – the list goes on. On April 2 you can experience many of the wonderful things Japan has to offer at the festival hosted by the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon. The festival, called Mura Matsuri, takes place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. This is the second Mura Matsuri to take place. The last one was held five years ago as a fundraiser for the tsunami relief. The name Mura Matsuri translates as the Village Festival or Harvest Festival. This is an event held yearly in all parts of Japan. Mura Matsuri is a celebration of joy and happiness. Fumi Torigai, who has been living in Whitehorse for 16 years, is a member of the Japanese Association of Yukon, and also one of the coordinators of the festival. “This festival is for everyone, grownups, kids, grownups with a big kid in them- all are welcome to come an experience all the games and demonstrations,” he says. For the artistically inclined, stations will be set up for origami and Japanese calligraphy (called Shodo), which uses a brush instead of a pen to create writing. For the fashionistas, you will have the opportunity to try on traditional kimonos with the obi. For the sports enthusiasts there will be demonstrations of two kinds of Japanese martial arts. The first is called aikido. “This type of martial arts focusses on using the force of your opponent rather than aggression,” says Torigai. The second type of martial arts is called Iaido, which is an aggressive form and uses real samurai swords. A special martial arts master will be conducting the dem-

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Fun for all ages at the last Mura Matsuri in 2011 onstrations – and ensuring everyone’s safety. For the small children there is a traditional Japanese game called Fukawarai. This game is a similar style to Pin the Tail on the Donkey, except more intricate. Children are blindfolded, and then they are given pieces in the shape of eyes, ears, mouth and a nose, and then they have to stick them on a piece of paper which has a large face. Of course adults are welcome to

take a crack at this, too. For those who have a keen interest in culture, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstration will be featured. A tea master from Vancouver will be on hand showing this beautiful yet detailed tradition. Now, if you happen to get hungry while partaking in all these cultural activities, there will be bento box lunches available for $10. The bento box will consist of

sushi (California roll), and a dish called nimono, which is a type of stew consisting of meat and vegetables and is simmered very slowly. The Mura Matsuri Japanese cultural festival takes place on April 2 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. Admission is by donation. Be sure to also look for the “Happy Festival Coat,” which will be worn by many of the children and adult volunteers.

“This is a special coat that was created specially for his festival, and made possible by funding from The National Association of Japanese Canadians,” says Torigai. Angela Szymczuk is a Whitehorse-based writer. Please send comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Exploring Justice with Gwaandak Theatre by Jason Westover

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Playwright Melaina Sheldon

Playwright Kevin Kennedy

chosen have a level of commitment to their show. These plays look at stereotypes and complexity, and the way society can shape the way we act. The Exploring Justice series through Gwaandak gives them a chance to share them, making them as powerful as possible.”

to help guide the plays and bring a fresh perspective to the playwrights and actors. “Bringing up guest directors is great because they have the ability to see the talent and writers in the territory and it’s also an opportunity for them to go back and expose these stories to a wider

story from different world perspectives. The play Chance by Melaina Sheldon is about a young First Nations woman who goes out on the town where things do not go as planned. Wren Hookey’s play Bystander is about an officer in time of war

of alcohol abuse.” Kevin Kennedy’s play Turpentine revolves around an alleyway encounter between a First Nations ex con and his teacher from jail. The shows are tense in subject matter, enabling the Exploring Justice series to offer an inside look at some of the issues that continue to exist in our society and a venue to explore human nature – both good and bad. “Everyone brings their own stories to a play; a lot of people will see them from a different view from their own,” remarked Flather’s. The Exploring Justice playwriting series runs until June. If you would like to book a play reading event (subject to actor availability) contact Lea Roy at Event@GwaandakTheatre.ca or by phone at 393-2676. For more information go to GwaandakTheatre.ca.

... “complex real-life situations around crime, justice, war, decolonization, personal responsibility and complicity.” Clare Preuss and Yvette Nolan are guest directors from outside the territory who were invited

audience,” Flathers says. Though the plays share similar themes each is its own separate

that shows up at a citizen’s door requesting hospitality and carrying a mysterious message that challenges their conscience in a society built on fear. Lillian Nakamura Maguire’s play Hidden Memories centres around the daughter of Japanese immigrants who sifts through her parents’ memorabilia and triggers memories that shaped her family. Leonard Linklater’s play Drunk focuses on “an indigenous person who has suffered through the processes and instruments of colonization and escaped into a life

Jason Westover is a performer and freelance writer based in Whitehorse. Please send comments about his articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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From My Mother’s Kitchen with Murray Martin

Desserts INGREDIENTS 12 x 3-inch tart shells 1 egg lightly beaten 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 tsp lemon juice 3/4 tsp vanilla 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 ½ cup blueberries 3 Tbsp melted butter METHOD Preheat oven at 375ºF. Leave shells in foil and place on baking sheet. In a large bowl, whisk egg with syrup, juice and vanilla. In a separate bowl stir sugar and flour together and then stir in egg mixture with butter. Divide berries among shells. Pour egg mixture in each shell, filling to the top. Bake until the bottom is bubbly and top is a bit crusty (about 29 minutes). Tarts will firm up once cooled. Can refrigerate up to 2 days.

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INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1-½ cups pureed pumpkin 1 Tbsp molasses 2 Tbls orange juice 2 eggs well beaten 1 cup scalded milk 9 inch pie shell

INGREDIENTS Cake: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 ½ tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 ½ cups sour milk* 1/3 cup vegetable oil Icing: 14 oz. pk. cream cheese, soften 1/4 cup butter 1 cup icing sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp vanilla

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METHOD Wash, peel, core and slice apples into large baking dish that has been greased. Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. Drizzle water and lemon juice over. Stir together flour and brown sugar, then cut in butter with pastry blender. Turn out over apples and pat down firmly. Bake in preheated oven of 350F. for one hour. Serve with milk or cream.

METHOD Combine sugar, spices, salt and pumpkin. Add molasses, orange juice, eggs and hot milk. Pour into pie shell. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 420ºF for 10 minutes, then turn oven back to a moderate 350ºF for 30 to 40 minutes.

Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada. Questions about his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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INGREDIENTS 8 medium cooking apples 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1-1/2 cups brown sugar 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2/3 cup butter at room temperature 1/2 cup water

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

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hy is Robert Service so much better known here than Jack London? This question comes from Wolfgang Robert Greiner, one of five German journalists I was invited to meet for breakfast at the Aurora Inn in late February. Their primary literary interest is in Jack London, whose Yukon themed short stories were standard fare in German schoolbooks on both sides of the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany. London’s socialist leanings made him an acceptable American author, though his works were often presented as children’s fare and were therefore bowdlerized to remove some of the more adult content. Greiner, who edits a website and blog on London’s works, was galvanized into fresh enthusiasm by the recent publication of unexpurgated translations of London’s work, and part of our meeting today involves me sitting for a video interview, repeating some of the information that I have already discussed with him and his companions over the meal. The companions are Holger Bergold, best known in the Yukon for spending 15 years organizing the annual Fulda Follies – my term for the Fulda Extreme Sports

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Jack London Square at the corner of 8th Avenue and Firth St., with the cabin at left, the food cache behind and the interpretive centre on the left

Events used to promote the German manufacturer’s tires. This year he has organized this “fam tour,” bringing with him Martin Haeussermann, a Fulda coverage veteran; Sabrina Hasenbein, who organizes events for German travellers in Ontario; Wolfgang Jürgen Tischer, whose magazine is showcasing Canada in four issues this year; Sabine Ilse Loeprick, who usually writes about urban areas; and Greiner. They’ve visited the Jack London Cabin and Interpretive Centre, on the corner of 8th Avenue and Firth St., and the RobJack London fans visiting from Germany are Holder Bergold, ert Service Cabin just up left, Martin Haeussermann, Sabrina Hasenbein, Wolfgang the road, as Jürgen Tischer, Sabine Ilse Loeprick, and Wolfgang Robert well as the Museum on Greiner at the Aurora Inn in Dawson City in February 5th Avenue.

In the absence of the women who normally run the centre and interpret London’s Yukon experience, I’ve been tapped by a former student of mine, who now works for Yukon’s Tourism Department, to try to answer some of their questions. I do my best, with the assistance of Dick North’s masterful memoir, Sailor on Snowshoes, which rests near at hand while we chat. They understand that the gold struck London came North to find his fortune, hoping that it might provide him the resources to focus on the career he wanted to have, that of a writer. They realize that the gold he gathered while here was to be found in anecdotes heard during his long winter in several cabins near Henderson Creek, in the settings and the personal experiences that burned themselves into his psyche and galvanized his writing when he returned to California. Yet there is that puzzle. How come Service is, in their eyes at least, better known in Canada? George Orwell suggested that

poetry is a private linguistic joke that does not travel well. That may be true, but it lends itself to being imprinted in the memory. There is scarcely a Canadian of a certain age who cannot finish this line: “There are strange things done ……”; or this one “A bunch of the boys were whooping it up….” ; or this one; “I wanted the gold and I sought it….” They may know The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea Wolf and the short story “To Build a Fire,” but it’s less likely that they can quote a line from them. Prose doesn’t embed itself in a mind in quite the same way. My breakfast companions nod when I tell them that, and it appears I have provided them with an answer that makes sense. 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 dawson@ whatsupyukon.com.

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decay, how to position the baby to have his/her teeth checked, and how to rub and clean baby’s teeth and gums. Each participant completed an evaluation form and a questionnaire. The young mothers received parent dental bags and pre-natal dental bags. The parent dental bags had toothbrushes for mom and dad, floss, toothpaste, toothbrush covers and a tongue cleaner. The pre-natal bags had toddler toothbrush, 4-24 month old toothbrush, anti-cavity toothpaste, children flossers, a 2-minute brushing timer, dental mirror, toothbrush cover, and a facecloth to wipe and clean baby’s teeth and gums. Overall, the workshop was well attended and the young women stated they enjoyed the workshop and dental presentation. During the first day, an elder sat in the workshop.

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Ryan McNally and his musical cohorts during recording of Steppin’ Down South at Old Crow Studios

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f a musical shindig at the Old Fire Hall this Saturday puts you in mind of a New Orleans street party, Ryan McNally won’t be the least bit disappointed. The event is intended to introduce Yukon audiences to the Whitehorse singer-songwriter’s newest CD, Steppin’ Down South. The bulk of the album consists of nine tunes McNally wrote during a month-long stint in New Orleans last year. “People probably think with all the horns and stuff that it’s more of a trad jazz album, but there’s a lot of different sounds to it. It has a lot of jug band,” McNally says. “I was listening to a lot of Gus Cannon and Memphis Jug Band at the time. I just really dig listening to a lot of the street band music, where it’s kind of less sophisticated. It’s less about the complexities of the music and more just about the groove, and everybody sitting in the pocket.” The tenth cut on the CD is McNally’s treatment of the 1910 Shelton Brooks classic, “Some of These Days”, which became the theme song of Sophie Tucker (The Last of the Red Hot Mamas). McNally hails from the small town of Rockburn, in the southwest corner of Québec, just across the line from New York State. “You could throw a rock over

the border from where I grew up,” he says. He attributes his interest in jazz to a grandfather who was an avid jazz fan and pianist. Although his grandfather died long before McNally was born, he left a treasure trove of 78-rpm records in his barn.

All this music is written for certain dance steps. I had that in mind when putting the tunes together. I really wanted it to just be easy to take a partner and to dance to. Ryan McNally

“I started listening to that and my older brother’s and my dad’s old classic rock. And my mom was an antique dealer, so she always had these old cabinet record players that would actually play 78s,” he says. After studying audio engineering for a year at Vanier College, McNally found himself at loose ends, since it wasn’t easy for someone with limited French to find work in Montréal. In 2007, a family friend was moving north and offered him a ride to Whitehorse. “I moved here when I was 21, so I hadn’t really decided what I was going to be when I grew up,” he says. “I have that attitude, I guess, of just hustling to get a job, like bag boy or anything like that. And I ended up getting every job that I applied for and every gig that I tried to get, and it just became pretty hard to leave.” After doing a variety of jobs, including a technician stint at the Yukon Arts Centre, McNally found his musical sideline blossoming to the point he could pursue it fulltime. His first CD, a blues album called Down Home, came out in 2011. His newest CD actually had its official release in January, during a brief tour of Ontario and Quebec. It was later showcased at the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City. He considers this weekend’s unveiling in Whitehorse the “homecoming launch” for the CD, which was recorded last fall in Bob Hamilton’s Old Crow Studio on the Alaska Highway south. After making a few demos with traditional recording techniques, McNally decided to take the chance of recording live, with all the musicians together in studio. “I just wasn’t happy with the energy that was happening, coming through the speaker. It didn’t sound like the band was together,” he explains. “That was kind of a big decision, because that was the first time I’d done that, and you never know. You have to live with it if anything goes wrong, or do it over

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Thu, Apr, 7 YTG – COSB 9:00 AM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Thu, Apr, 7 YTG – COSB 9:00 AM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Thu, Apr, 7 1st Day of Thursday Spring Classes 10:00 AM Vanier Catholic Secondary Thu, Apr, 7 WCC Practice Ice Times: Whitehorse Curling Club 11:30 AM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 7 1st Day of Thursday Spring Classes 5:00 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Thu, Apr, 7 Northern Lights Judo Club: Kids Practise 5:15 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Kids practise - 5 - 11yrs Thu, Apr, 7 Snowshoe Series 6:00 PM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre 6335671 Thu, Apr, 7 Second section 6:00 PM Hidden Valley School Thu, Apr, 7 Savaté (French Kick Boxing) 6:00 PM Aikido Yukon Dojo 335-4500 Thu, Apr, 7 Northern Lights Judo Club: Adult Practise 6:30 PM École ÉmilieTremblay Thu, Apr, 7 Third Section 7:00 PM Hidden Valley School Thu, Apr, 7 Youth Drop-in (New age limit 9 -13years old*) Polarettes Gymnastics Club 7:30 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary

Wellness LISTINGS Thu, Mar, 31, Second section 6:00 PM Hidden Valley School Thu, Mar, 31, Third Section 7:00 PM Hidden Valley School Fri, Apr, 1, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat, Apr, 2, Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 10:30 AM The Studio Sun, Apr, 3, Tonglen 10:00 AM White Swan Sanctuary Sun, Apr, 3, Zen meditation and discussion 3:30 PM Alpine Bakery We will do a sitting meditation for 20 minutes, a walking meditation for 10 minutes and a second sitting meditation for 20 minutes. After that we recite a chant (in English), have tea and a snack, and present a short Zen reading for discussion. Mon, Apr, 4, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 3349317 Mon, Apr, 4, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Apr, 4, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue, Apr, 5, Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weighin and registration, room A2202. 403473-0645 Tue, Apr, 5, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue, Apr, 5, Push Hands 6:00 PM Holy Family Elementary Tue, Apr, 5, Sabre 7:00 PM Holy Family Elementary Wed, Apr, 6, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic: Yukon Distress and Support Line 10:00 AM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Apr, 6, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Apr, 6, Baby Talk Sessions 1:30 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 Wed, Apr, 6, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression 6:00 PM Frank Slim Building Surprise! Yoga is not all about stretching! Apart from physical postures there are other techniques like relaxation breathing exercise, concentration and guided meditation. Thu, Apr, 7, Second section 6:00 PM Hidden Valley School Thu, Apr, 7, Third Section 7:00 PM Hidden Valley School Thu, Apr, 7, Laughter Yoga 7:30 PM Canada Games Centre With Laughter Yoga, the brain develops new connections that produce happy chemistry in the body. These reactions can be triggered simply by laughter exercises, and doing certain actions of the body, which lead the mind to experience the emotion of joy.


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Community EVENTS

ATLIN

Wed, Apr, 6, Board Games 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Sat, Apr, 2, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John Schol. Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Apr, 2, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Apr, 4, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Apr, 5, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Apr, 5, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS

Thu, Mar, 31, 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, Mar, 31, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Mar, 31, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sun, Apr, 3, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviours Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Apr, 4, Carcross Ski Club 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Call Dan Kemble for info 867-821-3461 Tue, Apr, 5, 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, Apr, 5, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Apr, 5, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Apr, 5, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Apr, 6, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 821-4251 For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca Wed, Apr, 6, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Apr, 6, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Apr, 7, 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, Apr, 7, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Apr, 7, 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

Thu, Mar, 31, Candice Hopkins - Indexes of the Land - Lecture 7:00 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre SOVA is happy to welcome artist and curator Candice Hopkins as our final guest in the Indexes of the Land: Aboriginal Artists Lecture-Workshop series. Fri, Apr, 1, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Apr, 1, 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, Apr, 1, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Fri, Apr, 1, April Fools Comedy at KIAC 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture An Evening of Stand-up Comedy. in the KIAC Ballroom With Sean Lecomber, Jenny Hamilton, & Anthony Trombetta Sat, Apr, 2, Candice Hopkins - Indexes of the Land - Workshop 1:00 PM SOVA School of Visual Arts 993-6390 SOVA is happy to welcome artist and curator Candice Hopkins as our final guest in the Indexes of the Land: Aboriginal Artists Lecture-Workshop series. Sat, Apr, 2, 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, Apr, 2, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Coffee House & Open Mic Night 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Everyone Welcome, in KIAC Ballroom Sun, Apr, 3, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Apr, 3, YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 PM YTG Property management building Sun, Apr, 3, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Apr, 4, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Mon, Apr, 4, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout!

Tue, Apr, 5, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School 867-993-2520 For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com Wed, Apr, 6, KIAC - Beginning Guitar with Nijen 4:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Spring Session: March 23 - May 11 Wed, Apr, 6, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Wed, Apr, 6, Guitar Masterclass w/ Alex Goodman 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture With four albums as a leader (one nominated for a Juno), Alex is an accomplished composer with over one hundred original compositions for string quartet, philharmonic orchestra, big band, various jazz ensembles and film. Wed, Apr, 6, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Apr, 7, Guitar Masterclass w/ Alex Goodman 5:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Alex was awarded the 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award, has written a book of solo guitar etudes and has composed extensively for jazz groups, chamber groups, orchestras, big bands, and string quartets. Thu, Apr, 7, Alex Goodman Jazz Quartet 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Alex was awarded the 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award, has written a book of solo guitar etudes and has composed extensively for jazz groups, chamber groups, orchestras, big bands, and string quartets.

FARO

Thu, Mar, 31, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 3, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Apr, 3, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel 9942442 with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 Tue, Apr, 5, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Apr, 6, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Apr, 7, Seniors Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre

HAINES JUNCTION

Thu, Mar, 31, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Mar, 31, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Sun, Apr, 3, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church 867-634-2360 Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere Mon, Apr, 4, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Apr, 6, 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, Apr, 7, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Apr, 7, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Apr, 7, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Apr, 1, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2-4, Reset, Recharge, Rethink, Revive! Pursuit Coaching Retreat 2016 12:00 AM Inn on the Lake Gift yourself a day of freedom. Please Join Tara Larkin, Integrative Health & Wellness Coach on a private women’s retreat offering time and space for self�reflection and spring rejuvenation. Sat, Apr, 2, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Mother Goose Parent & Tot 10:30 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Happy Hour 4:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Apr, 3, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Apr, 5, , 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, Apr, 5, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Sun, Apr, 3, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Apr, 5, Tue, Apr, 5, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE

Thu, Mar, 31, Thu, Mar, 31, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Fri, Apr, 1, Fri, Apr, 1, Learning Lions Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Wed, Apr, 6, Wed, Apr, 6, Kids Craft time 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Thu, Apr, 7, Thu, Apr, 7, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083

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OLD CROW

Thu, Mar, 31, Thu, Mar, 31, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Apr, 3, Sun, Apr, 3, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Lukes Church 867-9935381 Thu, Apr, 7, Thu, Apr, 7, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Thu, Mar, 31, Intermediate / Advanced Osteofit: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Mar, 31, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Mar, 31, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Beginners Yoga: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre With instructor Lee Randell. Sat, Apr, 2, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Apr, 2, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, field hockey etc Tue, Apr, 5, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue, Apr, 5, Stayfit: Tagish 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Apr, 6, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Apr, 6, Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Apr, 7, Intermediate / Advanced Osteofit: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Apr, 7, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Apr, 7, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre

TESLIN

Thu, Mar, 31, Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 31, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Mar, 31, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Fri, Apr, 1, Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Fri, Apr, 1, Public Skate 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Apr, 2-3 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Apr, 2, Quilting and Crafting Club 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Apr, 2, Family Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, Apr, 2, Teslin Youth Club (Gr 7-12) 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Apr, 3-4 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Apr, 3, Catholic Mass/Communion Service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission 10:30 AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission Sun, Apr, 3, Adult Yoga 11:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Apr, 3, Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Apr, 3, Carpet Bowling (ages 55+) 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Apr, 3, Curling 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Apr, 4-5 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Apr, 4, Kids in the Kitchen (K4-Grade 3) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Apr, 4, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, Apr, 4, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Apr, 5-6 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Apr, 5, Kids in the Kitchen (Grade 4-9) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Apr, 5, Adult Yoga (13+) 5:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Apr, 6-7 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Apr, 6, Golden Age Social (Ages 55+) 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Apr, 6, After School Activities (K4-Gr 3) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Apr, 6, Curling 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Apr, 7-8 Pancake breakfast 9:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Apr, 7, TMHA Youth Hockey (Ages 4-17) 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Apr, 7, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

WATSON LAKE

Thu, Mar, 31, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Mar, 31, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 3, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sun, Apr, 3, 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, Apr, 4, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Apr, 5, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake Thu, Apr, 7, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Apr, 7, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre

HAINES, ALASKA

Thu, Mar, 31, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Mar, 31, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Apr, 1, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Fri, Apr, 1, Women’s Bible Study 10:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Apr, 1, Story time 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 1, Yoga w/Mandy 12:00 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Zumba Toning 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sun, Apr, 3, Ice cream social for seniors 2:00 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Mon, Apr, 4, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Apr, 4, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Cardio/strength training circuit 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Senior Swim 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Haines Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Apr, 5, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Wed, Apr, 6, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Guys Yoga 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Thu, Apr, 7, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Apr, 7, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre

SKAGWAY, ALASKA

Thu, Mar, 31, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 31, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, Mar, 31, 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, 31, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, Mar, 31, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 31, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Mar, 31, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Apr, 1, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Apr, 1, SpinYoga w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, Apr, 1, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Fri, Apr, 1, Vinyasa Flow level 2 w/Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Apr, 1, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Fri, Apr, 1, SpinYoga w/Courtney 4:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, Apr, 1, Volleyball For Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Spinning w/ Cindy 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Apr, 2, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway

Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sun, Apr, 3, Gentle Yoga: All Levels w/ Jeanne 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 3, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Sun, Apr, 3, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ AJ 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 4, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Mon, Apr, 4, Restorative Yoga: w/ Katherine AL 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, Apr, 4, TRX Suspension Training w/ Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Apr, 4, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Courtney 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 4, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, Apr, 4, Soccer For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Chair and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 5, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Tue, Apr, 5, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Apr, 5, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Tue, Apr, 5, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 6, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Wed, Apr, 6, Back/Hip Yoga: All Levels w/ Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Apr, 6, TRX Suspension Training w/ Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Apr, 6, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Apr, 6, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 6, Climbing Instruction For Belay Certification Class - Signup Required 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Beaver Creek Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 AM - St. Anne Church Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Carcross Wednesdays 7:30 PM. Library Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Carmacks Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Dawson City Thursday 8:00 PM New Beginnings Group Richard Martin Chapel Church St. Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Saturdays 7:00 PM Community Support Centre 993-5095 Destruction Bay Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Faro Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Haines Junction Wednesdays 8:00 PM Public Library Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Mayo Wednesday 7:30 PM RRC Building 996-2825 Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Old Crow Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Pelly Crossing Wednesday 7:00 PM Pelly Band Office 5373461 Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Ross River Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Tagish Mondays 7:30 PM Bishop’s Cabin, end of road along California Beach Telegraph Creek Tuesdays 8:00 PM Sewing Centre, Soaring Eagles Group 235-3350 Teslin Wednesdays 7:00 PM G Building, 4 McLeary Street Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Watson Lake Thursdays 12:30 PM St. Anne Church Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre, downstairs Tuesdays 12:30 PM St. Anne Church


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hether on a ski trek hike or bike trip, the mornings are chilly and the toughest part of the whole day is unzipping your sleeping bag and getting up. With a companion, we are all guilty of trying to pretend to be asleep in the hopes they will get up and get things going. Things get better once you’ve made the move to get up. It’s safer to fire up the stove outside the tent, but when it’s cold and if you are careful breakfast can be cooked in the tent while the sleeping bags are airing out on some nearby willow or buckbrush. Weight-wise, breakfast is probably the lightest meal you’ll be carrying as most of it is in powdered form and is prepared by adding boiling water. First boil about 4 cups of water from which you can make instant coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Unless it is a real bare-bones trek you will have a small bowl or a second cup each in which to prepare the main meal while you have your drink at the same time. Instant hot cereal comes in a variety of flavours so you can avoid the same taste every morning. Add some powdered milk and dried cranberries or raisins. Add the boiling water a little at a time to reach the desired consistency. Gorp without chocolate is also a good addition to the mix. This is an ideal breakfast or warm-up snack at any time of the day, especially if you’ve purchased a mix of flavours. I always make a trip menu so I can be sure to have what I need for each meal with a bit extra for essential snacks. The hot cereal, tea, hot chocolate and instant coffee all come in individual servings and powdered milk and dried fruit can be pre-measured and carried in a Ziploc bag with the plastic measuring spoon available for consistency. Take a few minutes at home some Saturday morning and try out this breakfast in a variety of

Eat well to start well combinations until you are happy with it. Its true value and convenience will only be clear to you as you enjoy it while you are watching the sun rise in some high mountain valley. Another really satisfying, healthy breakfast is granola, with a variety of what I call breakfast nuts, which are unsalted peanuts, pecans, cashews (available at the bulk bins at the grocery store) with some dried cranberries, blueberries or raisins. Just make your favourite herbal tea (Orange or Lemon Zinger are suggested) and pour it over the dry mix as

you pour milk on cereal. The tea is fresh and hot and the mix will fill you up and warm you in a similar way to the instant hot cereal. 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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