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ooking for a busting, bawling, rocking good time that’s also for a good cause? Then head out to the Gr8ful Spud on May 28th for a fundraiser for the Gyan Jyoti School Building Society. The Gyan Jyoti School Building Society is currently raising funds to build additional two new classrooms in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India. The school currently serves 90 students between the ages of three and eleven. Two additional classrooms will allow each grade to have their own room, and create jobs locally through teaching and construction. The Gyan Jyoti School is a private school, says Liam Campbell. Campbell is the society’s president and founder. Both private and public schools have tuition fees associated with them, he explains, but private schools usually offer a higher standard of education. Campbell first became involved with the school in the fall of 2014, when he travelled there as a volunteer with the Himalayan Education Life Program (HELP). He reviewed many organizations be-
dime,” he says, and stresses that all the proceeds from the society go directly to the school. Campbell says the fundraiser is a good way to, “make face time with the community and help out some kids.” “I’m able to support local musicians and a local business (with this event), while those musicians and that business supports the Gyan Jyoti School Building Society,” he says. “It’s a very symbiotic relationship. It’s also going to be a very good time. The night will open with Fabian Brook, followed by newly-formed local band, The Cryptozoologists, and finally the headliners for the evening, Soda Pony. Entry is by donation to the Gyan Jyoti School Building Society. Show starts at 9pm at the Gr8ful Spud. This is a 19+ event. The Gyan Jyoti School Building Society is a registered Yukon nonprofit society. For more information visit https://www.facebook. com/gyanjyotisbs. Lori Garrison is the editor of What’s Up Yukon.
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fore he settled on working HELP, he says. “They are a very good, straightforward organization,” he says. The Gyan Jyoti School Building Society operates in the Yukon on behalf of HELP to raise funds for the Gyan Jyoti School specifically. Although the school is in India, the people it serves are Gorkhali and ethnically Nepalese. The Gorkhali are the descendants of the Nepali tea pickers who settled in the region to work during the period of British rule in India. They are often repressed and have fewer economic and social opportunities than other peoples in the region, Campbell explains. The cost of building the new classrooms will be $20,000; to date the society has been able to raise $10,000. They are hoping to have the other other $10,000 raised in the upcoming months, so that they can begin building in October, during which there is an extended break in the Indian school year. Once building begins, Campbell will return to Kalimpong to administer and oversee the project. His travel costs, “will be on his own
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new trend in hairstyles is likely to emerge in workplaces across the country during the first week of June: helmet hair. From May 30th to June 5th, Canadians will be hitting the pavement and the trails on their bikes as part of Bike to Work Week, which challenges individuals to leave the car at home in favour of a healthier and more environmentallyfriendly commute. While many of us go cycling on weekends and evenings for fun and fitness, Bike to Work Week promotes cycling as a practical and viable mode of transportation in our daily lives. The City of Whitehorse, which is sponsoring Yukon’s Bike to Work Week in partnership with Yukon Energy, is encouraging Yukoners to take advantage of the 150 km of city trails and 700 km of neighbourhood trails, bike lanes on several downtown roads, and bike racks on city busses, and choose cycling as a means of transportation more often. “Currently, 56 per cent of Whitehorse’s emissions are related to transportation,” says Shannon Mallory of Yukon Energy. “We could be doing a lot better.” Her counterpart at the City of Whitehorse, and co-organizer of Yukon’s Bike to Work Week event, Glenda Koh, explains that the City is actively working on a campaign to reduce the number of singleoccupant vehicles in daily commuting. As it stands, 75 per cent of all commuters to and within the
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Commuters taking a break at the snack station at last year’s Bike to Work event city travel in single-occupant vehicles. The goal is to reduce that to 50 per cent by 2036, with the other 50 per cent using alternate modes such as cycling, walking, carpooling and public transit. The annual Bike to Work Week event, though only a week long, can have a lasting, significant impact on attaining such goals. “Not only does it increase awareness about alternate modes of transportation and the environmental implications, but it also creates a sense of community around the cause and gets people
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to have conversations about how we can encourage cycling and alternate modes of transportation beyond this one week,” Mallory says. On the practical side, one of the main advantages of Bike to Work Week is that it gives individuals the opportunity to try it out and see how they may be able to make biking to work, for example, fit in with their daily routine. Events throughout the week such as group commutes from different neighbourhoods and a free bike repair clinic will provide new bicycle-commuters with some tools and tricks to get started. Prizes will also be awarded in different categories for individuals, workplace teams and school teams, and while there will certainly be friendly competition for most kilometres ridden, you don’t have to commit to biking to work every day in order to participate. “If we can encourage people to try it even once throughout the week, that’s great,” says Koh.
“Even in the long run, riding your bike instead of driving your car to work even just once a week means you’re reducing your personal emissions related to commuting by 20 per cent. It makes a difference.” What about the other days of the week? And what about those who don’t have the option of cycling or using another alternate mode of transportation in their daily commute? “Drivers can help out by being good role models,” suggests Koh. “Be a good driver and be accommodating to cyclists. Obviously cyclists also need to follow the rules of the road and be good ambassadors, too.” Bike to Work Week is May 30th to June 5th. Sign up as an individual or get together with your colleagues to register as a workplace team at YukonBiketoWork.ca. Joanna Sharp is a Whitehorsebased writer.
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New Artistic Director used to couch surf at The Guild Hall by Selene Vakharia
ne of Brian Fidler’s first memories of the Yukon is sleeping on the couch at The Guild Hall. He had just arrived in town and – without a car – would hitchhike to rehearsals of El Crocodor, his first Yukon theatre experience. From those early years, Fidler spent a lot of time at The Guild. And now as their newest artistic director, he’s about to spend a lot more. Fidler has signed on for a two-year term at The Guild and has announced his first season, which will be full of laughs guaranteed to make theatre lovers out of us all. “I like drama and I like the classics and there will be a place for that in future seasons,” says Fidler. “But this first season, I want to keep people laughing.” This is all part of his vision to show people who don’t think they like theatre just how fun it can be. The Guild’s season will launch in September with Myth of the Ostrich, a play by Canadian Matt Murray. Fidler heard about it from Clinton Walker – an oftentimes director for shows at The Guild. Fidler felt it would be a great fit for Whitehorse audiences and the theatre community alike. A play that Fidler describes as “laugh out loud funny,” Myth of the Ostrich is about three strong female characters in their 40s and 50s, which Fidler feels will be easy to cast in a town with a “great group of women actors in that age range.” The second show of the season will include a radio play adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life, which will feature 10 actors play-
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Fidler is no stranger to the stage and is the mastermind behind Ramshackle Theatre. He will continue to grow Ramshackle while at The Guild as both are fundamentally different in their approach to theatre. Ramshackle, which produces the annual sellout Theatre in the Bush and cardboard puppet theatre shows, is an international touring company based in Whitehorse. Ramshackle “comes from this idea of making theatre wherever you are” – a theme which has followed Fidler throughout his career. Beyond the shows themselves, Fidler is bringing other events and fun to The Guild. Continuing to build on the groundwork laid by the previous artistic director Anthony Trombetta, Fidler plans to grow the company’s improv and comedic offerings. Anyone interested in exploring or dipping a toe into the world of improv is invited to join in the weekly meetings and the monthly shows that will feature improv games. Throughout the season, there will be a mix of long-form improv theatre and standup comedians – both local and national. PHOTO: GBP creative Fidler wants to bring in new people and partner with organizations to build community around The Guild. Brian Fiddler is the “We are open to ideas and open to anything, really. If people have new Artistic Director an idea for an event, [we want to of the The Guild Hall hear it],” he says. For more information go to www.GuildHall.ca. quirky aspects, including a splash zone where the audience will get Selene Vakharia is a covered with fake blood – watch Whitehorse-based writer. your drink! ing the roles of 63 characters, live music and era-specific radio ads. Based on Fidler’s favourite movie, it’s a perfect holiday show, which celebrates the holiday spirit “that every life is important” without the unattractive commercial component. The season will end with the cult-classic comedic hit Evil Dead: The Musical. Fidler will direct this show and will keep all of its fun,
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There are several opportunities to connect with the local celiac support group this month by Barbara Geroux
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came to the Yukon in the spring of 2012 and that August I noticed a full page story in the Yukon News saying that more North Americans have gluten problems than once thought. Having been diagnosed Celiac more than 30 years ago, I was curious about the availability of support and reference material for celiacs in the Yukon. My findings left me with the realization that creating and administering a Yukon satellite group of the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) would be beneficial for our territory. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder whereby the sufferer cannot tolerate gluten, causing a host of gastrointestinal issues and general poor health when gluten is consumed. Gluten is a protein found in some grains, particularly wheat. Our group, which is supported
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for managing a gluten-free diet, to even taking people on a shopping tour. The availability of gluten-free food in our grocery stores is great and the managers are always open to suggestions of bringing in more products that you identify for them. My dining experiences in the Yukon have left me with a handful of restaurants that take the zero cross contamination for celiacs seriously. There are many restaurants that say they have gluten-free options, for example, quinoa, chicken wings, pizza crust on the menu, but when challenged, I found that the products used were not gluten-free certified, or the preparation was done in a gluten filled environment thus allowing for cross contamination – which is toxic to a diagnosed celiac. This month numerous events are being held across Canada to promote awareness and education for celiacs who require a zero tolerance gluten free diet in order to live. In recognition of May being Celiac Disease Awareness Month, the CCA Yukon Support Group is hosting drop-in info sessions in Whitehorse on May 15 at the library Community Room and in Dawson City on May 21 at the front entrance to the hospital. On May 29 in Whitehorse we will have an information table staffed at the annual Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes at Shipyards Park. I hope to see you at one of these events. Volunteer assistance is always appreciated. For more information or to arrange a guided grocery shopping trip, contact us at ccayukon@ gmail.com. Celiac Disease: More Grave than a Diet Choice Barbara Geroux is a member of the Canadian Celiac Association Yukon Support Group which is a satellite group of the Canadian Celiac Association Edmonton Chapter.
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13 Things You Need to Know About Celiac Disease – Because Celiac Disease is not a Fad 1. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease (other examples of autoimmune diseases are Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis). 2. There are over 300 known symptoms of celiac disease. It can be difficult to diagnose because it affects people differently and some people with celiac disease show no symptoms. 3. Digestive symptoms are not the only symptoms of celiac disease. Other symptoms include iron deficiency anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, seizures or migraines, depression, osteoporosis and an itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. 4. More people have celiac disease than Crohn’s disease, colitis and cystic fibrosis combined. 5. Celiac disease is hereditary. People with a first-degree relative with celiac disease (parent, child, sibling) have a 1 in 10 risk of developing celiac disease. 6. Left untreated, celiac disease can lead to additional serious health problems, including the development of other autoimmune diseases such as chronic gastrointestinal disorders. 7. Many people with celiac disease report having “brain fog” – problems with staying focused and paying attention, lapses in short term memory. 8. 1 in 100 People in Canada have celiac disease – on average in North America, it takes 10 years before a correct diagnosis is made. 9. The later the age of diagnosis, the greater the chance of developing another autoimmune disorder. 10. It is estimated that up to 20 per cent of people diagnosed with celiac disease have persistent symptoms while on a gluten-free diet. There are several causes to poorly responsive celiac disease, including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and pancreatic insufficiency. 11. Consuming the smallest amount of gluten can make a person with celiac disease very ill. 12. Commonly, people with celiac disease experience several nutritional deficiencies, such as iron, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, B6, B12 and folate. 13. Dermatitis herpetiformis affects 15 to 25 per cent of people with celiac disease. This is a skin manifestation of celiac disease, appearing as extremely itchy bumps or blisters appearing on the body.
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the inevitable paperwork started. A moment later, he was back. “I see it’s your birthday, sir,” he said. “Wait right here.” When he returned, he presented me with a chilled bottle of champagne. “Have a drink to the old man tonight, sir. And to yourself. Compliments of British Airways.” Much of what happened afterwards remains a blur. When we landed, the plane was swarmed by what seemed like a legion of strangers - RCMP, airport officials, a representative of the airline. In-ﬂight deaths are not uncommon, especially with elderly people returning from vacation. But when it happens in international airspace, it involves a lot of administrative details. From a personal standpoint, this particular death was sad, of course. But it was also peaceful, and quite beautiful in its way. And I know Dad would have approved the gracious way that British Airways steward handled matters. Ken Bolton is a freelance writer who lives southeast of Whitehorse.
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Wine Jelly by Katherine Bunce
y first try at making wine jelly occurred recently while visiting my hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. My mom and I spent an afternoon together attempting a wine jelly and a cherry whisky jam. I say “attempting” because the results were less than ideal. This could have been due to a number of things: a faulty recipe, spending more time talking than focusing, or too much taste testing of the title ingredients. Although a wonderful visit was achieved, my mom’s jam overcooked and candied, while my wine jelly ended up a wine syrup. So after some momentary disappointment, I realized there will be many happy pancakes in the future. As any new or experienced cook knows, not every recipe turns out right. Luckily, it can occasionally be salvaged or repurposed and at the very least becomes a learning experience. An overcooked jam can be melted down and mixed into a barbecue sauce, or used for filling in a thumbprint cookie. Undercooked jam or jelly can be returned to the stove with a teaspoon of lemon juice and brought to a boil again, cooking for a minute and stirring continuously, or simply used as a syrup instead. After a bit of research, I have now found a recipe for wine jelly that yields perfect results. I used a cabernet merlot, but you could try this recipe using any favourite wine, including whites or rosés. Just be sure to use a wine you like the ﬂavour of, because that will be the ﬂavour of your jelly!
The alcohol cooks out during the creation of the jelly, but retains a deliciously rich wine ﬂavour in the end product.
Wine: Is there anything it can’t do?
Katherine Bunce is a writer, reader, foodie, and Capricorn currently residing in Whitehorse.
Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Feed Makes four 250 ml (1 cup) jars INGREDIENTS 3 cups wine 3 ¼ cups sugar 1 package (85 ml) liquid pectin
3 Tbsp lemon juice ¼ tsp butter
METHOD Clean four 250 ml jars with soap and water, dry, and set aside. Fill a pot large enough to hold those jars with water in preparation for boiling processing bath. Bring 1¼ cups wine to a boil in a small pot over medium-high heat, cooking until reduced to � cup, about 8-10 minutes; set aside. Bring the sugar and remaining wine to a boil in large pot, stirring frequently. Stir in the pectin, lemon juice, and butter, and return to a vigorous boil, stirring constantly, for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the reserved reduced wine. Transfer jelly to the jars, leaving a ¼ inch headspace and making sure to wipe the rims clean before placing the lids on. Place in the large pot of boiling water and process for 10 minutes, then remove and allow jars to cool to room temperature before storing in a cool place.
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Who’s Out There?
A Halifax solo show at Magnetic North will probe UFO beliefs by Ken Bolton
PHOTOS: Andrée Lantier
Toronto playwright and actor Damien Atkins will delve into weighty questions about UFOs in his solo show, We Are Not Alone at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival
on’t bother asking Damien Atkins whether or not he believes in UFOs. He won’t tell you. What the Toronto-based playwright and actor will do instead is talk about his one-person play, We Are Not Alone, which he’s bringing to Whitehorse next month as part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. “When I do interviews about this play, it must be infuriating. I say, ‘I don’t know’ a lot. Which doesn’t make for good journalism. But part of the point of the play is that we don’t respect that answer,” he says. “We are so focused on certainty, and a certain kind of male thinking: certainty and opinions and rigidity. For me, that has given rise to a lot of problems. We don’t have any respect for living in the question anymore.” A key reason Atkins decided to explore the topic of UFOs in dramatic form was observing how people risk being stigmatized if they speak about experiences that defy rational explanation. “The major driver of the play
was trying to understand what makes another person - and I’ll also localize that at myself - say such scornful, derisive things about somebody who’s just expressing an experience they had, or an opinion they had,” he says. “I would interact with believers and sceptics, and the acidic disregard that sceptics poured onto these opinions was so oversized and so unjust, I thought, ‘I want to look at that and what that’s about.’” While he may not ﬂat-out confirm being either a UFO denier or a believer, Atkins has clearly developed a respect for the position of “experiencers” he interviewed during his research. “If you’ve had that experience, of course it’s real, right? It’s frustrating if someone describes it as fantasy.” His “pop-psychology analysis” led Atkins to conclude that something about the ego won’t accept that there may be forces that are infinitely more powerful than we are. “And so, anybody who suggests that, you have to kind of deride
them, because you can’t live in a universe where that’s true.” Most of the experiencers Atkins spoke with were women, many of whom described reproductive experiments they had been subjected to during a UFO encounter. “At a certain moment, I felt deeply uncomfortable, even in my own head, with any kind of alternative explanation for what had happened to them. That was a huge turning point for me.” He draws a parallel with the disbelief that rape victims often face. “We are living in a society where it takes multiple victims of the same person to come forward with their stories before somebody will believe their testimony over the rapist’s testimony,” he says. “We don’t believe women when they talk about what has happened to their bodies, and I’m uncomfortable with that. So the voice of the sceptic started to take on a really misogynistic edge to me, and I didn’t want to be part of that.” Despite the widespread scepticism surrounding UFOs, Atkins believes something in human nature
makes us unconsciously seek out experiences that go beyond the reach of explanation. “I’m sure every one of us has had experiences that were extraordinary, which we cannot prove. In a lot of these cases, absence of proof is integral to the experience. It’s actually part of the point, that you can’t prove it.” Atkins admits his own position on UFOs ﬂuctuated during the process of writing and rehearsing We Are Not Alone. “The play really details the evolution of my investigation into this phenomenon. There were many twists and turns, and I went through periods of really believing and really not believing, and even challenging the idea that it’s something to believe or not believe.” Atkins says the play’s structure allows him to re-engage authentically with those ﬂuctuations. As a solo show that consistently breaks the imaginary fourth wall between audience and actor, it also allows him to engage the audience directly. “We want to make that particular audience absolutely seen and
absolutely spoken to. We’re not pretending anything. We’re not pretending this isn’t a play, that I didn’t write it, and that you’re not here. Everything is actual.” But does it deal with the famous 1947 incident near Roswell, New Mexico, that spawned so many UFO conspiracy theories? “I’m not a ufologist, and I’m not a journalist. I’m a dramatist, so my only obligation is to the drama. It would be useless for me to describe my take on Roswell outside of the dramatic context,” Atkins replies. So... “I don’t know.” The 105-minute play is a 2b theatre company (Halifax) production, created by Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts (Montréal). We Are Not Alone will be on the Yukon Arts Centre stage on Friday, June 10 at 9:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:00 and 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 p.m. More information is available at www.magneticnorthfestival.ca. Ken Bolton is a freelance writer who lives southeast of Whitehorse.
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May 26, 2016
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he Hue Oasis Restaurant in the Skky Hotel was a pleasant surprise. My companion and I, even though neither of us had been there before, had high hopes and we were not disappointed. We entered the restaurant through the foyer of the hotel and picked up local magazines as we went in. We were seated at a table next to a large, clean window that looked out over the parking lot, the Alaska Highway, the airport and the mountains beyond. The table was large for the two of us and was set with sparkling and sleek silver chopsticks and long spoon placed side by side on the matching rest. Beautiful and elegant against the dark table. We were handed menus by the broadly smiling young woman who had greeted and seated us. The menu was a veritable treasure trove of Japanese and Korean dishes. Appetizers, entrees, specials, and a huge section devoted entirely to sushi. And many photos accompanying the amazing descriptions. The names of the dishes described an exotic garden of delights: Jabchae- delicious potato noodles sautéed with vegetables; Bi Bam Bap- traditional Korean rice with vegetables, beef, fried egg; Kimchi- spicy fermented
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We looked down at our meals with delight and reached for our utensils. We just couldn’t decide. So, we ordered green tea while we perused the offerings that were laid out like jewels before us. We kept changing our minds, amid laughter, and when the young woman came to take our order, we were surprised to find that we had decided upon exactly the same thing! Should we start again, trying to choose different dishes.? Nah, we decided to just enjoy the fact that we thought alike, as
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has really nice customers. On a Sunday night, looking at the crowd that has come in for the ever-changing weekly dinner special, you see a lot of longtime Yukoners. Real Yukoners who dress comfortably and laugh out loud. This is what you get when you open a new restaurant 20 minutes from downtown at the Carcross cutoff. It is a “destination restaurant,” not just the closest restaurant that serves predictable fare alongside the latest trendy foods. When people choose to come to a restaurant that is surrounded by junk yards – except, perhaps, the abandoned building across the street – it is because they want real food in a real atmosphere. The CutOff is co-owned by Shannon Corrado and her partner Lee Willett, who also co-owns Burnt Toast. “Burnt Toast is new-American cuisine,” says Willett. “It is kind of standard fare, but we change it up a little bit. “We take things people know and we modernize them and make them hipper. “Here, it is truck stop chic. “It is comfort food that people expect on the highway, but brought up a level so it isn’t greasy.” Indeed, tonight’s Sunday dinner is prime rib. There is nothing “processed” on the large and full plate. The slab of meat is joined by large cauliﬂower, Yorkshire pudding and mashed potatoes that, really, is just a potato that has been mashed: simple and real. They had a year to plan the menu, as they waited for the building to be finished. It had been 15 years since the owner started working on it when he had the time and money... as a pet project. “A lot of thought went into the menu,” Willett says. “We even
Shannon Corrado (right) and Lee Willett have recently opened The CutOff Restaurant & Pub, offering real highway food on the Alaska Highway at the Carcross Cutoff watched the Food Channel and we were always going on about it. “It is simple, just a one-cook kind of menu, basically pub food, like...” “...Scotch eggs,” Corrado contributes. “Yeah, Scotch eggs,” Willett says. “And an Alaska highway burger. It is one we already made for the food truck. It is on a nice
ciabatta bun with ground sirloin. It is not a burger, it is something better. “Bison, maybe, in the summer,” Willett continues. “The tourists like wild meat. “And homemade onion rings, different kinds of sandwiches, chicken wings...” “... a couple of salads,” Corrado adds.
“A couple of good salads,” Willett picks up. “And there will be a pizza with a cauliﬂower crust.” “It’s for the paleo people,” Corrado explains. Willett continues: “Sunday brunch will be bennies and a variety of eggs.” As for the Sunday dinners, they will just offer one plate on the menu. There will be seafood
nights, turkey dinners and ethnic meals. “It gives us a chance to try different things,” says Corrado. And, with that pizza oven in the kitchen, they will be offering take-out along with the off-sales part of the business. “There are 2,000 people living at Marsh Lake, so that will be huge for us,” says Willett. The ambience is important, too, of course. Willett and Corrado actually like the surrounding junk yards because of the character it lends. The building itself contains a lot of reclaimed fir and industrial fittings along with vintage lighting. It would not look out of place alongside any 1940s road in the Yukon. “The theme we have happening here is not so much the Gold Rush, but more Alaska Highway,” says Willett. The heavy wooden tables have vintage photos imbedded that show various scenes from that era. “The atmosphere is welcoming,” says Corrado. “Not a super party atmosphere, a family atmosphere so that people can bring their kids.” The pub area doubles as a dining lounge until the other side is ready. Then, they will be able to serve 150 customers. More information is available on their Facebook page. Just search “The Cut Off” (three words). Reservations for Sunday dinner can be made at 668-7800. They close Mondays and open Tuesday and Wednesday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday they are open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hours are subject to change as they collect feedback from customers. Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer in Whitehorse.
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Tourism Week: May 29-June 4, 2016 Thank you to the businesses, individuals and organizations that work to support Yukon’s tourism economy, and to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for Yukoners The tourism sector makes an important contribution to Canada’s economy in every region of the country. In 2014, tourism accounts for approximately 2 percent ($34.4 billion) of Canada’s gross domestic product, and generates $88.5 billion in revenues. Tourism activities drive key service industries, including accommodations, food and beverage, passenger transportation, recreation, entertainment and travel services. Tourism generated over 620,000 direct jobs in 2014 that are found in urban, rural and remote locations. For the ﬁrst time in over a decade, Canada’s growth of international arrivals, at 7.5%, outpaced the international growth of 4.4% – which means Canada is actually growing global market share. Overall tourism export revenue reached close to $17 billion, maintaining Canada’s tourism industry as one of the country’s crucial economic drivers and number one service export, with almost 637,000 jobs directly attributable to tourism. Tourism in our Territory is a vital component to the sustainability of Yukon’s economy. It remains the territory’s second-largest industry, contributes over 100 million to Yukon’s GDP and generates jobs for approximately 25% of the territory’s employed residents. SS Klondike Haines Junction Cultural Centre
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N O A I L T I L D AW A R T
HONOUR The late Douglas (Chet) Urquhart will be honoured at the May Gathering (May 24 - 26, 2016).
Dooli is our Traditional Law that is based on respect, caring, teaching, and sharing. Due to unfortunate reasons, it went underground. In the late 1990’s Selkirk First Nation (SFN) invited First Nation of Na-cho N’yak Dun (FNNND) and Little Salmon/ Carmacks First Nation (LSCFN) to begin discussions on Dooli. Around the early 2000’s LSCFN took lead of the Dooli Project, and has been working closely with FNNND and SFN to help revitalise our knowledge of Traditional Law and Dooli.
Ottawa ReseaR ReseaRch tR tRip ip Elders and staff from LSCFN, SFN and FNNND went to the Canadian Museum of History and the archives in Ottawa. Research was done on documents, pictures, taped interviews, and artifacts. Some elders saw crafts and garments that their parents or grandparents had made. This trip was a highlight of the many projects we are working on.
AnimA Anim Ations Five animations of our story books were produced by Rebecca Law for LSCFN. They covered our journey to self-government, presentation of Together Today for our Children Tomorrow, and various meetings throughout the Yukon with Elijah Smith.
Artists for the stories
Books and stories Twenty-seven Northern Tutchone elder stories have been made into books; nineteen are printed, while eight are still being published. These books have been created to teach Northern Tutchone citizens about respect, culture and their history. The Northern Tutchone Language has been used in these books to help teach people their native language. Stories of the Crow, Łyok Cho (Big Fish) Makes a River, and Salmon Boy, are some favourites of the students at Tantalus school and our daycare at LSCFN.
Most of the books have been illustrated by local artists from Carmacks. This includes Julius Skookum, Bonita Skookum, Shannon Combs and Shelby Blackjack, and also Eugene alfred, an illustrator from Selkirk First Nation.
LSCFN has been holding the Uncle’s Retreat for the past four years. It is for Northern Tutchone men and boys to learn about the traditional Northern Tutchone role of men and the traditional laws or Dooli. FNNND is holding the Uncle’s Retreat July 12th - 14th at Ethel Lake.
LSCFN has been holding the auntie’s Retreat for the past three years, FNNND held the retreat last year at Ethel Lake. It is for Northern Tutchone women and girls to learn about the traditional Northern Tutchone role of women and the traditional laws or Dooli. LSCFN will be holding the auntie’s Retreat July 5th - 7th at airport Lake.
Documentary TOOLS Tools made at last year’s Uncle’s Retreat.
This Dooli documentary produced by allan Code talks about Dooli with various Northern Tutchone elders including May Roberts, Jimmy Johnny, Viola Mullett, Shirley Bellmore, Franklin Roberts, Johnny Sam and Roger alfred., with songs sung by Evelyn Skookum and Jerry alfred.
Lesson PL PLans Lesson plans have been created for grades K - 12 based on the Dooli story books. They have been developed for use in the school to help foster cultural awareness and increase self esteem. These lessons include hands on activities, field trips, plays, and desk work. SFN and FNNND have both been provided these lesson plans to utilize in their schools.
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asked us if he could place two hives on our property near Shallow Bay . Up for a new adventure we said, “Of course.” Late one evening Don and his daughters brought the bees over, set up the hives and placed an electric fence around the area where the hives were. Just to be on the safe side, he said. Not that we had a large issue with bears in the area, but better to be safe than sorry.
That was last summer 2015. We fell in love. The bees seemed such a calming presence in the yard. We started watching our shrubs and ﬂowers more closely for our bees working. We learned a few things along the way. Bee keepers should not wear shorts. The bees are gathering pollen and producing honey, not planning cont’d on page 30 ...
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Togo died at his wood camp in 1942, leaving just a few modest possessions to his family. He had lived a simple life, carrying on despite the difficulties life presented him. After his death, Jessie moved to Whitehorse to establish a new home and Vera and Randall went to the Baptist Indian Mission School. Today, Vera lives in Fort St. John, BC with her daughter and grandchildren. Togo and Jessie’s great-grandson, Justin Ferby, lives in the Yukon and carries on the entrepreneurial spirit of his Japanese and First Nation ancestors. May is Asian Heritage Month. Look for displays at the Whitehorse Public Library and listen to CBC radio for the CBC book panel with Dave White reviewing For Today I am Boy by Kim Fu and The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai.
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he lure of the Yukon brought many enterprising people north. Togo Takamatsu was one of them. He was born in Chojumura, Japan on February 10, 1875 and immigrated to Vancouver in 1907. In the spring of 1920 he arrived in Carcross becoming one of 20 Asian people living in the Yukon according to the census. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1921. Togo, who went by the name Tommy, found work as a section hand on the White Pass & Yukon Route railway. He was able to buy a house and small boat and also had a cabin at Ten Mile. When he was in his fifties, he married Jessie Jim, the daughter of Tagish Jim and Jennie. They had four children, Baby Larry who died at the age of three, Vera, Randall and Larry, named after their first child. Language was a barrier making communication difficult and they eventually separated. Togo moved to his cabin. However, he continued to provide for his family, visited regularly and supplied them with vegetables from his large garden. They were never short of potatoes, turnips and carrots. Tragedy struck in 1935 when the Casey car carrying him and three other men was hit by the company track car transporting White Pass & Yukon Route manager Wheeler to Carcross. Togo was badly hurt with broken ribs and other injuries and spent several months in the Whitehorse hospital. The company paid his salary and medical costs for a year and then offered him a job as a track walker. He refused because of his injuries and was considered to be disabled. Togo sued the railroad company for compensation and received an out of court settlement of $1,000, which would be worth about $17,000 today. Not a large settlement especially in the days before social assistance and medicare. Togo remained in Carcross and did not let his injuries stop him. He earned a living cutting wood for the nearby Choutla School. Since there were woodstoves in every classroom and the winters were long and harsh, this would have been a lot of hard work for a man in his sixties with disabilities. Although he spoke limited English, his daughter Vera remembers that
Togo Takamatsu (right) as a young man in Vancouver, ca. 1910 Tommy was popular in Carcross, counting Matthew Watson, owner of the general store, and Reverend Grant among his friends. He partnered with Johnnie Johns to raise chickens and supplied fresh eggs to the local residents. Vera remembers him as a sober person. Life must not have been easy for the children and Togo during the war years with the fear of a Japanese invasion in Alaska and the construction of the Alaska Highway. During World War II, when the sternwheeler the SS
Tutshi docked at Carcross in the summer, the Japanese stewards and cooks visited with him, bringing him biscuits and exchanging news in Japanese. Togo’s wife, Jessie, was raised in the rich traditions of her Tagish and Tlingit ancestors. Her uncle, Skookum Jim, was a key discoverer of the gold that sparked the Klondike gold rush. Perhaps this was one of the stories that inspired Togo to venture north. Vera remembers her mother as a good provider, always busy preparing
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Community EVENTS ATLIN
Sat, May, 28, Handyman Auction 5:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Bid on Handymen/women to do yard work, painting, landscaping and much more. Fantastic auction items such as a sturgeon ﬁshing trip on the Fraser River with Canadian icon Rick Hanson. Exciting silent auction items also available. Wed, Jun, 1, Board Games 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre
Sat, May, 28, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, May, 28, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, May, 30, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, May, 31, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, May, 31, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club
Thu, May, 26, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 8673993321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Thu, May, 26, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, May, 26, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Tue, May, 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 Tue, May, 31, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, May, 31, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, May, 31, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 1, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 821-4251 For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca Wed, Jun, 1, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jun, 1, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jun, 2, 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, Jun, 2, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jun, 2, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator
Fri, May, 27, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, May, 27, 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, May, 27, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, May, 27, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, May, 27, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Sat, May, 28, 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, May, 28, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, May, 29, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, May, 29, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, May, 30, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, May, 30, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, May, 30, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Mon, May, 30, Shauntay Grant - Presentation 7:00 PM Dawson City Community Library 867-993-5571 Presentation by Berton House Writer-in-Residence SHAUNTAY GRANT. Refreshments provided. Tue, May, 31, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School 867-993-2520 For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com Wed, Jun, 1, Centre open daily (9am-5pm) Tombstone Territorial Park Wed, Jun, 1, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Wed, Jun, 1, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.
Sun, May, 29, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, May, 29, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel 994-2442 with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442
Wed, Jun, 1, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Jun, 1, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.
Thu, May, 26, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, May, 26, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, May, 27, Village Bakery Presents: Ed Peekeekoot Village Bakery and Deli 634-5147 Junction Arts and Music Society and the Village Bakery are excited to present Ed Peekeekoot - singer-songwriter, artist and story teller all sprinkled with his Cree humour and philosophy. RESERVE YOUR SPOT! To reserve a dinner plate at the salmon bake call the bakery (6345147) or to reserve a spot at the wood carving workshop contact hainesjunctionjam@gmail. com Sat, May, 28, Ed Peekeekoot Carving Workshop St Elias Convention Centre Sat, May, 28, Village Bakery Presents: Ed Peekeekoot Village Bakery and Deli 634-5147 Junction Arts and Music Society and the Village Bakery are excited to present Ed Peekeekoot - singer-songwriter, artist and story teller all sprinkled with his Cree humour and philosophy. RESERVE YOUR SPOT! To reserve a dinner plate at the salmon bake call the bakery (6345147) or to reserve a spot at the wood carving workshop contact email@example.com Sun, May, 29, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church 867-634-2360 Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere Mon, May, 30, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, May, 31, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, May, 31, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Jun, 1, 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, Jun, 2, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jun, 2, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School
Fri, May, 27, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, May, 28, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, May, 29, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, May, 31, 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, May, 31, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, May, 31, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre
Sun, May, 29, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, May, 31, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus
Thu, May, 26, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Fri, May, 27, Learning Lions Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Wed, Jun, 1, Kids Craft time 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Playgroup for parents 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083
Thu, May, 26, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, May, 29, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Lukes Church 867-993-5381 Thu, Jun, 2, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center
Thu, May, 26, Intermediate / Advanced Osteoﬁt: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, May, 26, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, May, 26, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fri, May, 27, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, May, 28, Beginners Yoga: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre With instructor Lee Randell. Sat, May, 28, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, May, 28, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, May, 28, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, ﬁeld hockey etc Tue, May, 31, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Tue, May, 31, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue, May, 31, Stayﬁt: Tagish 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418
ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Wed, Jun, 1, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Jun, 1, Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Jun, 2, Intermediate / Advanced Osteoﬁt: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Catch Kids Club: Tagish 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre
Thu, May, 26, After school sports Grades 4-9 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, May, 26, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sat, May, 28, Teslin Youth Club (Gr 7-12) 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, May, 29, Catholic Mass/Communion Service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission 10:30 AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission Sun, May, 29, Adult Yoga 11:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Sun, May, 29, Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, May, 29, Carpet Bowling (ages 55+) 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, May, 30, Kids in the Kitchen (K4-Grade 3) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mon, May, 30, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, May, 31, Kids in the Kitchen (Grade 4-9) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, May, 31, Adult Yoga (13+) 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Jun, 1, Golden Age Social (Ages 55+) 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Wed, Jun, 1, After School Activities (K4-Gr 3) 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jun, 2, After school sports Grades 4-9 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, Jun, 2, Adult Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center
Thu, May, 26, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, May, 26, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sun, May, 29, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sun, May, 29, 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, May, 30, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jun, 2, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jun, 2, Girls Night Youth group 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre
Thu, May, 26, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, May, 26, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, May, 27, Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) 24th Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival Tickets go on sale February 1 at midnight! Last year they sold out fast, so don’t wait! The Gourmet Brewers Dinner will be Friday, May 27, and the Tasting will be Saturday May 28. Fri, May, 27, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, May, 27, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, May, 27, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, May, 27, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Fri, May, 27, Women’s Bible Study 10:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, May, 27, Story time 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, May, 27, Yoga w/Mandy 12:00 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, May, 27, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sat, May, 28, Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) 24th Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival Tickets go on sale February 1 at midnight! Last year they sold out fast, so don’t wait! The Gourmet Brewers Dinner will be Friday, May 27, and the Tasting will be Saturday May 28. Sat, May, 28, Zumba Toning 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Sat, May, 28, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, May, 30, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, May, 30, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, May, 30, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Mon, May, 30, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, May, 30, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, May, 30, Cardio/strength training circuit 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, May, 30, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Tue, May, 31, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre
Tue, May, 31, Senior Swim 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, May, 31, Haines Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, May, 31, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Wed, Jun, 1, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Guys Yoga 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre
Thu, May, 26, North Words Writers Symposium Skagway Visitor Center Three days of discussions, readings, and writing with Keynote speakers Mary Roach & Alaskan Faculty. Included with registration is a train ride & trail write, Dyea cabin retreat cookout & music, Keynote banquet, historic brothel tour, and most meals! Skagway Thu, May, 26, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, May, 26, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, May, 26, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, May, 26, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, May, 26, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, May, 26, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, May, 26, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, May, 27, North Words Writers Symposium Skagway Visitor Center Three days of discussions, readings, and writing with Keynote speakers Mary Roach & Alaskan Faculty. Included with registration is a train ride & trail write, Dyea cabin retreat cookout & music, Keynote banquet, historic brothel tour, and most meals! Fri, May, 27, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, May, 27, SpinYoga w/Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, May, 27, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Fri, May, 27, Vinyasa Flow level 2 w/ Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, May, 27, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Fri, May, 27, SpinYoga w/Courtney 4:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Must set up yoga equipment in Group Fitness Room prior to class start time! Fri, May, 27, Volleyball For Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, May, 28, North Words Writers Symposium Skagway Visitor Center Three days of discussions, readings, and writing with Keynote speakers Mary Roach & Alaskan Faculty. Included with registration is a train ride & trail write, Dyea cabin retreat cookout & music, Keynote banquet, historic brothel tour, and most meals! Sat, May, 28, Spinning w/ Cindy 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, May, 28, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sun, May, 29, Gentle Yoga: All Levels w/ Jeanne 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, May, 29, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Sun, May, 29, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ AJ 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, May, 30, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, May, 30, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Mon, May, 30, Restorative Yoga: w/ Katherine AL 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, May, 30, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, May, 30, TRX Suspension Training w/ Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, May, 30, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, May, 30, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Courtney 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, May, 30, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Mon, May, 30, Soccer For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, May, 30, Windy Valley Boys at the Red Onion Saloon 7:30 PM Red Onion Saloon Great Pizza, Cold Beers and Sexy Cocktails at the Red Onion Saloon Monday nights. Tue, May, 31, Chair and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre
Tue, May, 31, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Tue, May, 31, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, May, 31, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Tue, May, 31, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 1, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Wed, Jun, 1, Back/Hip Yoga: All Levels w/ Katherine 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Playgroup: Skagway 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Jun, 1, TRX Suspension Training w/ Abby 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jun, 1, Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Wed, Jun, 1, Hatha Flow: Level 1 & 2 w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Climbing Instruction For Belay Certiﬁcation Class - Signup Required 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 1, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Jun, 1, Belay Check For Certiﬁcation - Signup Required 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Mom/Dad & Me: Skagway 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Toddler Time Thu, Jun, 2, Senior Weights w/Jennifer/ Katherine/Rain 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jun, 2, Playgroup: Skagway 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Onsite babysitting. $2 per hour (min. 1 hour) / $1.50 per half hour. Thu, Jun, 2, Restorative Yoga: w/ Jeanne 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Spinning w/ Emily 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 2, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre
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May 26, 2016
Sid’s Treasures with Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé
PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse
The invention in question
id van der Meer hustles about Beaver Creek’s Visitor Information Centre preparing his workplace for the 2016 tourism season. With new Yukon tourism commercials airing widely and
with the Canadian dollar so low, Sid expects a rise in international tourists travelling through Beaver Creek this summer. I brieﬂy interrupt his set-up routine to discuss a piece in his collection that caught
my eye late last summer. The object that struck me as odd, but not out of place, is a motorized propeller. Curious, I call Grandpa for the story. If there is one thing everyone knows about Sid, it’s that he will always take time for a good story. “We built the propeller in 1961 or ’62,” Sid recalls. “I was trying to make a motorboat but it didn’t work too good. When we started it the whole back of the boat went straight into the water and the front of the boat went into the air!” Sid and I laugh while picturing him with his homemade propeller. “It’s amazing we didn’t lose an arm trying it.” “Who is we?” I ask him. “Tom Bradley from White River Lodge, he was my friend. We even had a piece of rope on it to attempt to steer, but it never worked. There was no cover on it, just that screen. Also the motor came from an old lawnmower. It just went straight into the water and the front of the boat went up, we didn’t get anywhere using it. “I threw it away (in the bush) because it didn’t work, but I found it several years later.” Sid never tried his invention out again, but instead brought it back to his museum where it is now on display. “I brought it back to be a con-
THEY WORK OVERTIME TO COMMIT CRIME. THEIR MANNERS THEY DON’T USE AN’ THEY LIKE TO ABUSE. THEY LIKE TO ROB AN’ THAT’S THEIR JOB. THEY EVEN WORK AT NIGHTS AN’ THEY VIOLATE OUR RIGHTS. THEY WANT A FREE MEAL ‘CAUSE THEY LIKE TO STEAL. THEY ONLY CAUSE US GRIEF AN’ THEY ACT LIKE A THIEF. THEY BREAK EVERY RULE BECAUSE THEY’RE CRUEL.
versation piece with visitors.” And it most certainly is that. Since Sid was a child he has had a knack for mechanics and inventions. The propeller, although an unsuccessful invention, makes for a creative story and a memory of fun times with friends. Join us this summer and visit Bordertown Garage and Museum to see the homemade propeller.
THEY EMPTY OUR VEINS ‘AN MAKE BLOOD STAINS. I DON’T CARE FOR BUGS ‘CAUSE THEY ACT LIKE THUGS. THEY MAKE ALL OF US BLEED AN’ NOT GUILTY IS WHAT THEY’LL PLEAD. MOSQUITOES MAKE US BLOODY AND I’M NOT THEIR BUDDY.
Allan Benjamin, Old Crow, Yukon Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé collaborates with her grandfather, to record his life and collections. This column is a collaboration between Sid van der Meer and Teresa van der Meer-Chassé. Sid has collected treasures all his life and this passion can be seen at the Bordertown Garage & Museum in Beaver Creek.
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Neuroscience and Everyday Living
by Arlin McFarlane
self heard? Neuroscience is starting to provide us with some answers, and stress is part of a story that starts in our nervous system.
defend ourselves. However, even though we are no longer being chased by wild animals, we are being chased by deadlines and deliverables. And this leaves us feel-
plasticity through five years of researching the play My Brain is Plastic, a study of a girl, her troubles, neuroplasticity and hope. It is the story of a pretty normal
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an we change our brain just by thinking? Neuroscience would have us believe so. For example, a calm brain is more capable of learning, working and healing. It sounds simple. When the signal-to-noise ratio in the brain is low, learning and working and healing is easier. Signal to noise ratio means that the brain’s “noise” - or random and distracted neural firing - is so loud a thought can’t make itself heard. How is it our thinking has to push through so much noise to make it-
Mary Sloan assists audience understanding of neuroplasticity in Arlin McFarlane’s My Brain is Plastic The autonomic nervous system is composed of two branches: the sympathetic nervous system (fight-ﬂight-freeze) and the parasympathetic nervous system (restdigest-repair). When the fight or ﬂight response is triggered, blood ﬂows
ing desperate, endangered and hyper-anxious. The noise in our brain is very loud and according to Norman Doidge, M.D. in his second book The Brain’s Way of Healing, “a person in fight-ﬂight can’t heal or learn well.”
family, with its share of stress. There it is, that word: stress. I don’t think any of us imagine ourselves to be in a state of ﬂightor-fight stress, yet. The surprise is that we are often in a heightened state of stress. This heightened state elevates
Neurons that ﬁre together, wire together. to the heart and muscles so that we can do just that: run away or
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our sympathetic nervous system, creating noise in the brain and
making it hard to learn, work and heal. And mostly we just push through, meeting our daily deliverables. The problem is that stress starts to get wired in. Neurons that ﬁre together, wire together is the expression used in neuroscience. Walk down the path of stress on a daily basis and it becomes our default program. We become wired to the elevated state of stress even though our lives are not literally threatened. Too much stress and we seek ways to de-stress: to relax, to turn off our sympathetic nervous system and get some rest-digestrepair time. We need soothing. Along the way we learned to soothe ourselves: as babies, rocking or sucking our thumbs or fingers; as teens by biting our nails or smoking; as adults by drinking coffee or beer or a glass of wine. Certainly food is soothing. Habits of stress, habits of soothing. Neurons that ﬁre together wire together. And so habit becomes the default program. And while some of us may have the habit of yoga and mindfulness meditation, many of us have the habit of beer and burgers. What does neuroscience have to say about habit formation? Stay tuned for Part 2 of Neuroscience and Everyday Living. Arlin McFarlane, long-time Whitehorse resident, working in ﬁlm and theatre, will present her play My Brain is Plastic at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival, June 14-18. www.wittheatre.ca
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The Bee Diaries - April 2016 ... continued from page 19
PHOTOS: Nellie Dale p
Roger Jackson in the bee hive building workshop
Bees on landing board, summer of 2015
Roger Jackson’s hive components with used super boxes
an attack on humans. If a bee does seem agitated with you, just walk into the forest. The bees have a hard time navigating through the trees. My husband, Roger, spent the winter building bee boxes. A fantastic finishing carpenter he spent many hours crafting beautiful boxes from scrap lumber. In the end he purchased few supplies to complete the building: tin for the telescoping covers or roofs, ¼ inch builder’s cloth (wire mesh), staples, nails and wood adhesive. Each hive is made up of several pieces: basic inner cover, telescoping outers, screened inner covers, escape boards, slatted racks, to name a few pieces. Our basement workroom looked like an assembly plant while Roger cut first then assembled. While some of the pieces Roger built are not used by all beekeepers, he figured he might as well build everything. I told him our bees will think they live in the Taj Mahal! Roger has three nucs coming from a company in Ontario called Debbee’s Bees, run by fifth generation beekeeper named Debbie Hutchings. A nuc or nucleus colony is a small honey bee colony created from a larger colony. The nuc hive centred on a queen is a smaller version of a normal bee hive. A nuc may already have a queen. If it doesn’t, it will have eggs from which workers will create a new queen. He is also talking to a chap in British Columbia who may have nucs ready within the next few weeks. Hutching’s bee production is about a month behind schedule with the cold spring Ontario is experiencing. A fascinating novel that gave us a sense of life from the eyes of the worker bee, the drone and the queen is called the The Bees by English author Laline Paull. Here is the book jacket quote: “Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion.” The book is as beautiful as our bees in the yard last summer – busy, buzzing, building honeycomb. Nellie Dale is a writer/artist living in Yukon’s forest.
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** 8' 8' Wide Wide sheds sheds have have 2x4 2x4 joists joists
** 10' 10' Wide Wide sheds sheds have have 2x6 2x6 joists joists
** 12' 12' Wide Wide sheds sheds have have 2x8 2x8 joists joists ** Deck Deck screw screw fasteners fasteners included included
** Green Green Houses Houses come come with with Suntuff Suntuff Polycarbonate Polycarbonate clear clear roof roof and and side side wall wall panels. panels. ** Green Green Houses Houses available available with with cedar cedar frame frame and and base, base, no no pressure pressure treated treated materials. materials.
WHITEHORSE HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE $2999.99 8X12 GREENHOUSE
10X10 GARDEN SHED
** Sizes Sizes range range from from 8x8 8x8 to to 12x24 12x24
867 - 667 - 4478
FULL FULL PACKAGE PACKAGE EASILY EASILY FITS FITS IN IN AA PICK PICK UP UP TRUCK, TRUCK, OR OR CAN CAN BE BE DELIVERED DELIVERED TO TO YOUR YOUR HOME HOME
** Green (SKU 880740) Green Houses Houses have have aa 22 piece piece Dutch Dutch door door and and side side ** Flashings && trim Flashings trim vent windows. vent windows. ** Shelving Shelving && brackets brackets ** Garden Garden sheds sheds have have 6'6" 6'6" side side wall wall height height ** Tools Tools && equipment equipment ** Storage Storage sheds sheds have have 8' 8' side side wall wall height height
UNITS UNITS COME COME WITH WITH FULL FULL LAYOUT LAYOUT SHEET, SHEET, DOOR DOOR HINGES, HINGES, CLEATS CLEATS AND AND FASTENERS FASTENERS REQUIRED REQUIRED TO TO COMPLETE COMPLETE THE THE ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY OF OF YOUR YOUR SHED SHED
with 2x6 joists -
2281 Second Ave, Whitehorse
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