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n the pines, in the pines, the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Music Festival will take place June 10, 11, and 12. It is held annually at the St. Elias Convention Centre and St. Christopher’s Log Church in beautiful Haines Junction, Yukon. The mostly volunteer-run festival is the first of many music festivals held throughout the Yukon festival season, and draws an audience from across the territory, across the country, and indeed, across the continent. “A lot of the bands we bring up, they’re used to playing huge crowds,” says Robbyn Chiles, festival president and manager. “It’s a bit of a culture shock for them, coming to this 260-seat venue. They don’t really know what they are getting into, and then in the end they don’t want to leave. They are having a chance to produce the music in the ways they grew up with. They get to have that connection with the audience.” Bluegrass music hails from Kentucky, the birthplace of one Bill Monroe. He formed his band The Bluegrass Boys in 1939, though it wasn’t until 1945 when Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs joined the group that the sound rounded out to what it is known as today. Within the circles, there remains a friendly controversy as to who really started bluegrass. Was it Bill Monroe with the first incarnation of the band, or was it the addition of the Scruggs-style banjo playing and Lester Flatt with his G-runs? Since then, the music has evolved to what is called newgrass, progressive grass, and, most recently, gangstagrass, which is a bluegrass/hip hop fusion. Old time music, though not bluegrass, shares many of the same components, and you’ll often find an oldtime band or two at many a bluegrass festival. Traditionalists will maintain that the bluegrass sound is made

clude Nothin’ Fancy (Buena Vista, VA); Breaking Grass (Booneville, MS); Volume Five (Booneville, MS); The Grascals (Nashville, TN); the sister band Gold Heart (Hamilton, VA) and Canadian bluegrass band The Foggy Hogtown Boys, from Toronto, Ontario. There is also a chance for new groups to show off their bluegrass chops at the Showcase, which is an adjudicated event held at St. Christopher’s Log Church Saturday afternoon. Bands perform for the chance to host the showcase the following year. This year’s showcase hosts and last year’s winners are 30 Years Different. “We ask for a minimum of two musicians per group,” says Chiles of the event. “And it needs to be traditional acoustic instruments. It’s pretty cool. We’ve had so many groups that have emerged from this.” Other opportunities to be involved as more than an audience member include workshops throughout the festival, organized slow-jams, and, often, you can simply sit down outside with your instrument of choice and see who gathers ‘round to play. When the urge to get up and dance just gets too strong, the big dance will be held Saturday afternoon and hosted by the Barn Dance Band, comprised of Yukon musicians Bob Cooper and Keitha Clark who will be calling the dance. With music ringing through the mountains of one of the most beautiful towns around and home cooked food served up by The Bluegrass Café you can’t go wrong getting your grass on at The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival. The festival takes place Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. For more information on the festival go to www.YukonBluegrass. com.

Flatt Lonesome plays to a crowd at last year’s festival The Newgrass Revival, who played and recorded in the 1970s and 1980s, to more recent bands like Canadian brothers The Abrams, who blew the roof off of last year’s festival. Also an important aspect to the music are the harmonies and the banter. A good bandleader will keep the audience engaged between songs and sets, and you’ll often notice a lot of good-natured ribbing between the musicians. The audience will get to see a touch of all styles of bluegrass at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival. This year’s festival will see acts coming in from across North America, as well as homegrown talent. Homegrown bluegrass/old-time bands in the lineup prove once again that our territory offers some of the best musical talent around. Bands from the Yukon will be The Blue Warblers, Barn Dance Band, Canyon Mountain, The Bennett Sun, 30 Years Different and Blue Creek. Also on the lineup are The Treble Makers, a youth fiddle club from Haines Junction. Visiting bands to the festival in-

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hen Chris Quinn exchanges his banjo for a guitar, and Chris Coole makes the opposite switch, that’s the signal the Foggy Hogtown Boys are about to move from bluegrass to oldtime Appalachian music. Apart from that, and some “subtle nuances” in how mandolin player Andrew Collins approaches the rhythm, you may not notice much of a difference. “If you ask the average person who’s really into oldtime music, they would probably give you a different answer, but I think there’s a very fine line between the two,” Collins says. “What we refer to as bluegrass music definitely has a very specific format, where it’s got the three-finger (up-picking) banjo style,” rather than the distinctive clawhammer style of oldtime music, he explains. “Originally, it was blending church singing and fiddle music with blues music, so it was kind of a fusion. And oldtime music was originally less of a performance type music. It was just what people were playing.” Since its formation in 2001, the five-piece Toronto band has undergone only one change in personnel, when Max Heineman succeeded Jon McNaughton on acoustic bass in 2007. Collins credits Coole with getting him interested in music when they were both in high school and attended a bluegrass

festival together. “When the shows weren’t happening, we were at the campsite and everyone was jamming,” he recalls. “And it really was a huge impetus for my eventually starting to play, because I just saw people involved in it, not just like taking it in.” Coole and Quinn had been in various bands together before Collins started playing. Later, when Coole landed a weekly matinee gig at a “crappy little bar in Toronto,” he invited the two, along with McNaughton and fiddler John Showman, to join him. “So we all started playing together, and we’ve been growing strong ever since.” While one might not normally associate North America’s thirdlargest city with the rural music of the southern United States , Collins says Toronto now has an “absolutely huge” bluegrass scene, with a ton of great young bands coming up. “I’ll admit, when the Foggies first started, there really weren’t a lot of bands around town. I’m not saying we’re responsible for this boom, but I think us being around definitely helped with exposure of the city.” It didn’t hurt that bluegrass music was undergoing an international surge in popularity, thanks in part to the 2000 film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and its wildly successful soundtrack. “People were starting to be-

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The Foggy Hogtown Boys Chris Quinn, left, Andrew Collins, Max Heineman, John Showman and Chris Coole will perform at this weekend’s Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Haines Junction come aware that the next generation was taking it up. It’s infectious. When people get into bluegrass music, they realize that everyone plays it, as well. It encourages people really being involved in the music.” Ironically, it was an earlier film, the 1972 John Boorman classic, Deliverance, that was partially responsible for negative image many people had of southern musical genres, especially banjo music. “While it exposed a lot of people to banjo and got a lot of people playing banjo, it also really helped stigmatize the music,” Collins says . “It showed these backcountry hillbillies that had the bad teeth and all that playing banjo, and made it less desirable for people to get involved with. And so O Brother, Where Art Thou? is like the opposite effect of that.” Collins says he has met very few people with bad teeth during his 15-year career as a bluegrass musician. “You go to these bluegrass festivals, and there’s actually a lot of people from all walks of life.” When George Clooney fans first hear about the Toronto group, they may instantly think of the Soggy Bottom Boys from the 2000 film. But that’s not what inspired the name. “One of the things that’s great about being a member of the Foggy Hogtown Boys is all the guys have really great senses of humour, and

none of us take ourselves too seriously,” Collins explains. “The band’s name is definitely a slight nod to the (Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs) Foggy Mountain Boys. But Toronto’s nickname used to be Hogtown, so it was kind of just a play on the two,” he adds. “When we first came up with the name, the thing that I liked about it is that’s it’s really hard to say for the first time without smiling or laughing a little bit. So it stuck.” The Foggy Hogtown Boys will make their Yukon debut at this year’s Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, which runs from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12 in Haines Junction. According to music director John Faulkner, this year’s event will be “more on the country side of bluegrass” than some other years. But with several groups from the southern U.S., he expects the traditional Sunday gospel concert to be a festival highlight again. “Many of these bands, being from where they are, that’s what they were raised on, so they all do it to one degree or another,” Faulkner says. Festival details and profiles of the performing groups can be found at YukonBluegrass.com.

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ark Zuehlke grew up in the Okanagan, hearing tales of Remittance Men – those eccentric British immigrants sent here in the late 19th century by their families who didn’t know what else to do with them. They were called Remittance Men because of the funds they received from their families to support them. The funds – and their families – encouraged them not to go back to Britain, where they were not welcome for variety of reasons, often having to do with their behavior. The local legend that inspired Zuehlke’s interest had to do with the sudden disappearance of most of these men around the beginning of World War I. They had little cabins scattered across the countryside and when word reached them that Britain had declared war on Germany, they made a pact that they would all go off to war. So one guy rode to another’s cabin, and he burned it down, and the owner of that cabin rode to the next cabin and did likewise, and so on, until all the cabins were burned. And they all went off to war, which seems to be the part of the legend that has some basis in reality. Zuehlke had no idea how much of this legend was true, but it inspired him to begin to find out as much as he could about the

Mark Zuehlke at Mac’s Fireweed Books in Whitehorse in May Remittance Men. This led him to write the book Scoundrels, Dreamers And Second Sons, which has recently been re-released and which Zuehlke had a book signing for at Mac’s Fireweed during the North in the First World War conference in early May, at which he was one of the guest speakers. Writing this book also set him off on two different tracks as a writer. Scoundrels was his first work of popular history. As part of his research he read numerous accounts of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as recorded by these Remittance Men, and quoted liberally from their writings in composing his book. Zuehlke would move on to write the critically acclaimed Canadian Battle Series, featuring lots of oral interviews with participants of events in northern Europe and Italy. There are a dozen books in the series and in 2014 Zuehlke was presented with the Governor General’s Award for Popular History, which is called The Pierre Berton Award. This is most appropriate, since Zuehlke

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Big, Loud and Funky Major Funk and the Employment will launch its first CD at the Jarvis Street Salon this Friday by Ken Bolton

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ake no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans. It has also had some big personnel changes since bassist Etienne Girard put the group together two years ago. “We wanted to have a trumpet onboard from the beginning,” Girard says. “It’s basically imperative to have that in our sound. We’re a loud party music band, and the trumpet is loud.” The addition of trumpeter Adrian Burrill also doubled Major Funk’s vocal presence, with the former Nova Scotian sharing singing and lyric-writing duties with original lead singer Fiona Solon. And the ubiquitous Andrea McColeman is now on keyboards, taking over from Chris Reynolds. “Chris said he would never quit the band unless he was offered a job by the Toronto Star, and he got offered a job by the Toronto Star, so he moved to Toronto,” Girard says with his signature hearty laugh. Another addition is guitarist Glen Emond, who previously played with Girard in the now-defunct Nemesis and is also part of the heavy metal group Sanctuary. “He was new to funk, but I wouldn’t say he is anymore. He’s pretty well got it down pat.” Rounding out the current eightmember lineup are newcomer Olivier de Columbel on saxophone, Dave Dugas back on guitar after a year’s absence, and original percussionist Yves Paradis. Girard admits being stoked by how far the band has come since he decided to take a flyer on a genre he had never tried before. “I always loved whatever funk music I heard, but I wasn’t as well-

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Lead vocalist Fiona Solon (rear) with guitarist Glen Emond (left) and bassist Etienne Girard at a Dawson City dance party last summer versed in it as I am in some other styles. I just knew that it was a kind of music that I thought would be the most fun, and something that everybody could enjoy.” A self-confessed perfectionist, Girard says part of the payoff is having a team of experienced and disciplined musicians willing to put in the hard work it takes to produce the tight sound he wants. “We rehearse on Friday nights and have a really great time,” he says. “As funny as it sounds, on the musical side that’s actually kind of key, because we’re all in a good mood and we’re able to really express that through the energy of our music.” In February, Major Funk took a major leap by recording (and videotaping) a live show at the Old Fire Hall. The resulting CD, Hot Off the Floor, gets its launch on Friday, June 10 with a fourhour dance party at the Jarvis Street Saloon.

“We worked really, really hard on this recording,” Girards says. “We knew we’d be live, so we spent a lot of time beforehand, making sure we would be the best we possibly could, and that we’d arranged the songs in the best possible way.” The eight-cut CD is bookended by two numbers of special significance, starting with “Bare Bones”, which Girard describes as the first song the group wrote collaboratively. “It’s really fitting to open the album with that, because I think the band is really gelling, and this album marks a milestone in terms of us being more of a unit than ever.” Girard says the closing track, “Nostalgia” is one that always gets the best audience response whenever the band performs. “Everybody loves the song. We love it. It’s the song that’s going to be featured on the live recording video that we had done by Nah Ho

Productions,” he says. With Burrill on lead vocals and Solon’s “really awesome” backup, the song also features a rocking guitar solo by Emond before it “vamps out really nicely” at the end with a trumpet melody backed up by de Columbel’s sax harmonies. Recorded by Jim Hammond, of Green Needle Records, the CD includes “Oceanic”, a cut “about the high seas, love, boats and fishing”, which partially inspired the whale-themed artwork Burrill created for the cover. Another of Girard’s favourites is the fifth track, “Stick Around”, the first song he ever wrote for the band. “Fiona’s vocals on the chorus are very passionate, and it really sends a shiver down my spine. I love playing that song.” Prior to writing it, Solon’s only experience writing original material was when she was with another Girard band, Hammerhead,

a decade ago. He wasn’t sure what to expect when she presented the lyrics. “I was just blindsided. It was awesome. She wrote these really super lyrics, very passionate, very soulful. I think that song just kills it that way.” The CD release party for Hot Off the Floor will run from 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. Those who can’t be there can sample the big party sound via the group’s Facebook page, or at www.majorfunkandthe employment.com. Major Funk and the Employment will perform at a closing party for the Magnetic North Theatre Festival on Wednesday June 15 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, as well as Arts in the Park on July 20 and the Dawson City Music Festival, which runs July 2224. Ken Bolton is a former co-editor of What’s Up Yukon.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ARTS SHOWS Until Jun 25 Fire and Flood: Disaster and Perseverance in Yukon History MacBride Museum Photography show. These images illustrate the destructive forces of nature and celebrate the resiliency of Yukoners Until Jun 25 Art Show: Leaps and Bounds by Ferryin Nowatzki Arts Underground In the Edge Gallery: Rather than starting from an idea or philosophy, Nowatzki creates her art starting with inspiration from one shape, pattern, or form and works intuitively to extend the image from that point onwards Until Jun 25 Art Show: The Things You Know Arts Underground In The Focus Gallery: Heather Von Steinhagen presents a series of paintings which encourage the viewer to become involved in the image decoding process Mon, Jun, 6 -10 Arts In Park Visual Artist: Helen O’Connor LePage Park Lunch hour art 12-1 Mon, Jun, 13 -16, Arts Up Front Whitehorse waterfront wharf A five-day outdoor festival featuring art classes, artist demonstrations, live music, breakdancing and a fine art gallery featuring the work of Yukon artists. Until Aug 27 Art Show: Bremner, Cote and Hurcomb Yukon Arts Centre Three photobased exhibitions exploring the North including circumpolar video installations, striking portraiture discussing mental health in our community and a retrospective of a Northwest Territories photographer.

LIVE MUSIC

Thu, Jun, 9, Arts in the Park - Anacrouse 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Thu, Jun, 9, Roxx Hunter Live 6:00 PM Tony’s Pizza Roxx Hunter and Izaak Lazeo-Fairman Thu, Jun, 9, 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. Jun, 9, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Jun, 9, Yukon Live Music - 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 co-hosts and performers. Fri, Jun, 10, Arts in the Park - The River Bends 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert Fri, Jun, 10, Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Jun, 10, Hot Off the Floor CD Release Dance Party 8:30 PM Jarvis Street Saloon A dance party for the ages! Our live album “Hot Off the Floor”, recorded at our show at the Old Fire Hall in February, is ready for release Jun, 10, Speed Control 9:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Jun, 10, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Jun, 11, 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 Sun, Jun, 12, Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Sun, Jun, 12, Tribute to Weird Al Yankovitch 9:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn With such classic parodies as Eat It, Amish Paradise and hear many more! Mon, Jun, 13, Arts in the Park - Kim Rodgers & Fraser Canyon 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Mon, Jun, 13, Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jun, 14, Arts in the Park - Magnetic North Theatre Festival in the Park 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Tue, Jun, 14, Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 7:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Tue, Jun, 14, Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 7:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Wed, Jun, 15, Arts in the Park - The Bingo Bongo Boogie Band 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert Wed, Jun, 15, Arts in the Park - Unicorn Horn 7:00 PM LePage Park Free evening concert Wed, Jun, 15, Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jun, 15, Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jun, 16, Arts in the Park - Patrick Hamilton 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert

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Mon, Jun, 13, Pop-Up Love Party 10:00 PM Miner’s Daughter Restaurant What is love? PopUp Love Party pits Zuppa Theatre’s performers against one another in a contest to explain erotic Thu, Jun, 9, Magnetic North Theatre Festival love. With the arts of persuasion, theatre and Yukon Arts Centre Over 50 shows presenting cookery, they bring the ancient ideas of Plato’s exciting new work from Canada’s brightest and Symposium alive in a 21st century drinking most innovative theatre artists. party. Jun, 9 Legend Has It 2:00 PM Yukon Arts Jun, 14 Exploring Justice Play Reading Centre In this fantasy adventure, the mystical Series 3:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre land of Jarö is threatened by an evil wizard. 393-2676 Legend has it a hero will come from beyond Tue, Jun, 14, Birds of Spring 7:00 PM the fourth wall to save the day. Could it be MacBride Museum An illustrated presentation you? Rebecca Northan and her merry band of with Ione Christensen. improvisers invite an audience... Tue, Jun, 14, FREE Knitting Club 7:00 PM Thu, Jun, 9, Fireweed Community Market Heart Of Riverdale Outdoor Mark 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Local Tue, Jun, 14, Book Club 7:30 PM Heart Of produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Riverdale Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Jun, 14 Prophecy Fog 9:00 PM Yukon Arts Thu, Jun, 9, Opening Night - Magnetic North Centre Prophecy Fog is a personal story of Theatre Festival 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre place and identity. Based on a journey to the Jun, 9 Dog Town the Musical Roundhouse Inspired by real events in Whitehorse, Dogtown: Mojave Desert to visit Giant Rock, it uses text, video, and music to weave a conscious the Musical sees neighbours set against remembering of ancient prophecies, rock neighbours and families split as the Supreme Court and Dogtown’s Bylaw Services are pitted teachings, and star beings. Tue, Jun, 14, Tomboy Survival Guide 10:00 against each other over the fate of Trevor the PM Yukon Arts Centre Tomboy Survival Guide dog. is part anthem, part campfire story, and part Thu, Jun, 9, Music Trivia Thursday 7:00 PM instructions for the dismantling of the gender Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Music stories we tell ourselves and each other. Triva, come test your knowledge in all genres Wed, Jun, 15, YEU Shop Steward Round of music Jun, 9, Map of the Land, Map of the Stars 7:30 Table 9:00 AM Yukon Employees’ Union Hall 867-667-2331 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Experience Wed, Jun, 15, Spanish Conversation Group Yukon’s rivers, trails, and the people who 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration travel them, from First Peoples to waves of Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633newcomers. Fri, Jun, 10, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jun, 15, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and Family Inn in the Boiler Room Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest Thu, Jun, 16, Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Mark 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Local speakers. 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, staff are welcome! Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Fri, Jun, 10, Pre-Event for Motorcycle Ride For Dad 4:00 PM Shipyards Park Fundraiser and Awareness For Prostate Cancer. Registration and live concert by Ryan McNally Thu, Jun, 9, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 Jun, 10 We Are Not Alone 9:00 PM The Old PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 Fire Hall The question is not: are they really here? The real question is: what are they trying This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome to tell us? In a world populated by mysterious Thu, Jun, 9, Theatre with Susie Anne - After sightings, videos of shapes moving in shadows School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale and inexplicable crop circles, a playwright Thu, Jun, 9, Stage 1 Theatre Company Grade searches for answers. 4 and up 3:45 PM Heart Of Riverdale Jun, 11, Healing Touch Level 2 Golden Age Thu, Jun, 9, Dungeons and Dragons Teen Society Please contact Michelle Evans for Drop-in (Thursdays) 4:30 PM Whitehorse details and registration 334-4808 Public Library Free, drop in program for teens Jun, 11, Theatre in the Bush 12:00 AM Ramshackle Theatre Studio Set deep in Yukon’s (13 and up). No experience necessary, drinks, snacks, and all supplies provided. 667-5239 boreal forest, Theatre in the Bush takes the ritual and mad magic of a bush part and distills it Thu, Jun, 9, Where The Lost Socks Go 5:30 PM Rendezvous Place The Heart of RIverdale into an interactive theatre event. is proud to present the first performance of Sat, Jun, 11, Cycle, Run, Walk for Autism Stage 1 Theatre Troupe. Yukon 9:00 AM Robert Service Campground Fri, Jun, 10, Young Explorer’s Preschool Meet new people, and raise some money for Program 10:00 AM MacBride Museum 867Autism Yukon! 667-2709, ext.3 parents and children explore Sat, Jun, 11, Motorcycle Ride For Dad 9:00 AM Shipyards Park Fund-raiser and Awareness the animal gallery together. Play games, create For Prostate Cancer. Pancake Breakfast, 11am crafts, read stories and sing songs. Fri, Jun, 10, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 Parade Start, Tagish Loop Ride and BBQ Rib PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 Diner This drop-in includes reading time, free play and Sat, Jun, 11, Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Mark 11:00 AM Whitehorse waterfront interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Fri, Jun, 10, Go with the Flow Fridays Arts wharf Local produce, baked goods, live plants, Exploration Grade 1-7 3:15 PM Heart Of local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and Riverdale more Fri, Jun, 10, DPSAY AGM and 1st Hot Hound Jun, 11 LANDLINE: Whitehorse to Ottawa Race 5:30 PM Muktuk Adventures If you want 3:00 PM Multiple Locations LANDLINE is a more information on what it means to be a board performance that takes place in two places at member before the AGM, please email us at once. Participants walk city streets, listening to an audio guide and conversing in real time with dogpoweredsports@gmail.com. Fri, Jun, 10, Where The Lost Socks Go 5:30 a stranger in a different city via text message. Sun, Jun, 12, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM PM Rendezvous Place The Heart of RIverdale is proud to present the first performance of Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Stage 1 Theatre Troupe. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s Jun, 11-12 Yukon Chalk Art Festival Kwanlin tools and equipment; clay and some tools are Dun Cultural Centre Free fun for all ages. Kids available for purchase. Every Sunday except and amateurs can get creative with chalk. Both long weekends. $5/hour. days 10am-5pm. For more information please Sun, Jun, 12, Map of the Land, Map of the email to heidijloos@gmail.com Stars 4:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Yukon Wildlife Preserve Yukoner In Map of the Land, Map of the Stars you’ll experience Yukon’s rivers, trails, and the people Day 9:30 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve Join the who travel them, from First Peoples to waves of fun for FREE - all day! Free admission, special bus tours every hour on the hour, 3 carnivore newcomers. feedings, and rehabilitation centre tours. Tours Mon, Jun, 13, Free drop-in computer labs are sign up only with limited spots. The Learning 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Centre will be open so stop by for some fun Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor activities with our Programmers. Plus our friends will be available on site to assist you. 867-668at Y2C2 will helping on the grill with a yummy 6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633Yukon style BBQ and ice cream for purchase. 4576 Sat, Jun, 11, Imagination Station 10:00 AM Mon, Jun, 13, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Drop-in for some snacks and activities inspired Jun, 13 Concord Floral 8:00 PM Wood Street by the Yukon Imagination Library books! All School Concord Floral is a million square foot Ages Welcome abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for Sat, Jun, 11, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:00 neighbourhood kids. Something has happened PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 there. Something that nobody can talk about.

GENERAL EVENTS

KIDS & FAMILIES

This drop-in includes story time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Sat, Jun, 11, Kids Chalk Art Workshop 1:00 PM däna Näye Ventures A free youth and adult chalk art workshop in the parking lot of dana naye ventures. Sat, Jun, 11, College & Career Summertime Gathering 7:00 PM Whitehorse Baptist Church Sat, Jun, 11, Legend Has It Cosplay Contest 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Ma Release your inner hero and win prizes. Sat, Jun, 11, S’mores and Stories 9:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Build your own s’mores and bring your best scary, spooky, creepy stories. Sun, Jun, 12, McIntyre Creek Incubation Facility - Open House 11:00 AM Whitehorse Yukon 332-5212 They will be offering guided tours, a BBQ lunch, fun activities for kids and a great chance to get outside and learn about the life cycle of Chinook salmon and their biology! Sun, Jun, 12, Magic: Eternal Masters Release Tournament 12:00 PM TItan Gaming & Collectibles Eternal Masters is designed to be a unique and enjoyable Draft experience, much like Modern Masters. Sun, Jun, 12, Chalk Art Workshop 1:00 PM däna Näye Ventures A free youth and adult chalk art workshop in the parking lot of dana naye ventures. Mon, Jun, 13, 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, Jun, 13, Art Exploration with Barb Hinton 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Mon, Jun, 13, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail. com Tue, Jun, 14, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Tue, Jun, 14, Girls Group - Free Drop In! 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Jun, 14, Book Club 7:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Wed, Jun, 15, Explore Summer Birds 9:00 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve With Dave Mossop and friends. Meet at the Wildlife Preserve at 9am. (2 hrs.) Wed, Jun, 15, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Wed, Jun, 15, Ball Pit Play! 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Jun, 16, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome

MEETING & WORKSHOPS

Sun, Jun, 5-10 Graphic Designers Council of Canada Yukon Convention Bureau Welcoming 100 delegates to Whitehorse! Mon, Jun, 6-10 Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Yukon Convention Bureau 60 People. June 7 & 8 Dawson City Welcome visitors we are pleased to host you, thank you for choosing Yukon. Thu, Jun, 9, 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. 2048807245 Sat, Jun, 11, 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, Jun, 11, Yukon Wildlife Preserve Yukoner Day 9:30 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve Join the fun for FREE - all day! Free admission, special bus tours every hour on the hour, 3 carnivore feedings, and rehabilitation centre tours. Tours are sign up only with limited spots. The Learning Centre will be open so stop by for some fun activities with our Programmers. Plus our friends at Y2C2 will helping on the grill with a yummy Yukon style BBQ and ice cream for purchase. Sat, Jun, 11, Kids Chalk Art Workshop 1:00 PM däna Näye Ventures A free youth and adult chalk art workshop in the parking lot of dana naye ventures. Sun, Jun, 12, Chalk Art Workshop 1:00 PM däna Näye Ventures A free youth and adult chalk art workshop in the parking lot of dana naye ventures. Tue, Jun, 14, Steiner Study Meetings 7:00 PM Whitehorse Yukon Explore: health and illness, reincarnation, esoteric development, biodynamic

gardening, nutrition, and lots more. Discover one of the most dependable reality-based arenas to be encountered today 335-2300. Wed, Jun, 15, Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Fear of public speaking? Try Toastmasters. Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. 3 clubs in Whitehorse to choose from. 7am Wednesday Sport Yukon. 12 noon Sport Yukon and 5pm Yukon College . All Welcome to observe. No obligations to join. for info: Glenn herbeeking@ hotmail.com 204 880 7245 cell or just show up! 204 880 7245 Wed, Jun, 15, Access your Inner Wisdom Creating Mandalas 10:00 AM Whitehorse Yukon 5 weeks of mandala making, a gentle way to enter into creating Mandalas from the Inside Out. Wed Mornings 10am-12pm or Wed Evenings 7-9pm Wed, Jun, 15, BYTE’s Annual General Meeting 12:00 PM BYTE Hear all about what BYTE has been up to for the past year and to meet our new staff! Tasty treats and BBQ Wed, Jun, 15, Access your Inner Wisdom Creating Mandalas 7:00 PM Whitehorse Yukon 5 weeks of mandala making, a gentle way to enter into creating Mandalas from the Inside Out. Wed Mornings 10am-12pm or Wed Evenings 7-9pm Thu, Jun, 16, Storyweaving with Muriel Miguel: A Professional Development Workshop 10:00 AM Whitehorse Yukon This workshop will expand one’s writing, performing and storytelling skills. You will learn exercises on building ensemble, breaking down barriers through Laban technique, Thu, Jun, 16, 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. 2048807245 Thu, Jun, 16, CPAWS AGM & BBQ 5:30 PM CPAWS An update on our work and a chance to meet some of the new staff! We’ll be serving burgers, sausages and salads (veggie options included). Everyone is welcome to attend! Thu, Jun, 16, YWITT AGM 7:00 PM Yukon Women in Trades and Technology Find out how you can get involved with our organization. Looking for new board members.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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


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20 Years Strong FREE Concerts & Visual Demonstrations Monday - Friday 12-1pm Lunch Hour Wednesday Evenings Lepage Park

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Helen O’Connor June 13-17

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The Big Band Wednesday 7pm

Roxx Hunter Thursday

Anacrouse Friday

The River Bends

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A competitor at last year’s weight throw event

On Top of the World

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Top of the World Top of the World Highland Games and Celtic Festival in Dawson takes place in Dawson June 9-12 by Gaby Sgaga

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f you’ve ever wanted to toss a log or throw a 20-pound rock to win a prize, then the Top of the World Highland Games and Celtic Festival in Dawson City is for you. Taking place from June 9 to 12, the games are a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. The festival includes bagpipes, athletic events and even a kilt or two.

Long-time local Sally Derry is the president of the Top of the World Highland Games Association. She, along with six other people on the board, organize the Games every two years. Derry says it was her brother, who was visiting Dawson a few years ago, who first came up with the idea. “He used to be a hammer thrower on the Canadian National

team,” she says. “When athletes in that type of sport become too old to compete, they usually head over to highland games. He suggested Dawson would be a great place for that kind of event.” Derry jumped on the idea. She says she had been wanting to organize something different and unique for her community. “There was this one weekend in June where nothing was going

on,” she says. “I decided I was going to fill that weekend.” With her brother’s many contacts and some interested volunteers, the Dawson highland games were born. Initially, the plan was to hold only athletic, or “heavy” events, such as the caber toss or stone throw, but one of the board members was very interested in

pipe bands. “It ended up with both bands and athletes competing,” Derry says. “That changed it from a one-day event to a festival.” The first festival in 2012 was a success, with about 22 people participating in the heavy events. Another festival followed two years later. cont’d on page 10...


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The Games attracts all sort

Who doesn’t love the bagpipes?

Hammer toss competitor

This year’s kick off celebrations will start on Friday night at the gazebo on Front Street with pipers, dancers and a welcoming by the First Peoples of Dawson City, the Han Singers. Around 10

p.m. that evening, massed bands will be performing a free concert on the Midnight Dome. Saturday is when the competition starts. “It’s all amateurs this year,”

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Derry says. The association encourages everyone who is participating to take the Heavy Events Clinic on Thursday, with guest coaches Rob Young, who is the Professional Canadian Champion, and Karyn Dallimore, the Women’s Amateur World Champion. Saturday night is the traditional ceilidh (pronounced KAYlee), only this year, things are a bit different. The association will be co-running the event with the Commissioner’s Ball, a popular event in Dawson, which happens to be taking place on the same weekend.

“The commissioner has a Scottish background and is quite excited to co-host,” Derry says. “It will be something new and different. He’s already ordered a kilt sporting his family tartan.” Derry is also excited about this year’s fundraiser, being held during the Games. “We have a fun one this year,” she says. “It’s called the Flying Scotsman.” Weather permitting, local paraglider Jeremy Lancaster will jump off the Midnight Dome wearing a kilt and carrying a haggis. He will then drop the haggis over a sea of plates purchased and placed near the landing site by hopeful winners. Whoever’s plate the haggis lands on or is closest to, is the winner, taking home 50 per cent of the pot.

Gabriela Sgaga lives off the grid in her West Dawson cabin with her sled dogs. She enjoys mushing, skijoring and writing about everyday life in the Yukon. Please send comments about her articles to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Originally, Derry worried about whether the games in Dawson were done in the right way. But she soon learned that every community that holds highland games puts their own twist on them. “Dawson awards gold nuggets for the athletes who win,” she says. “That’s our twist.” For more information on the Games, or to register for the clinic go to www.TopoftheWorldHighlandGames.ca or their Facebook page

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I Know What You Did

Play Concord Floral takes a dark look at teen existential malaise during the Magnetic North Theatre Festival by Ken Bolton

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n Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century collection of novellas called The Decameron, seven young women and three young men entertain each other with stories for 10 days inside a secluded villa near Florence as they tried to escape the Black Death. More than 650 years later, Toronto playwright and multidisciplinary theatre maker Jordan Tannahill found himself at a party inside a massive abandoned greenhouse in city of Vaughan, a suburban community just north of Toronto. The former Concord Floral greenhouse, says Tannahill, was “a kind of congregation site, a kind of refuge” for local teens and young adults to hang out, hook up, party, and experiment with drugs, among other things. About the same time, Tannahill started reading The Decameron after seeing Pier Paulo Pasolini’s 1971 film version of the Italian classic, which Tannahill describes as one of the first Western texts to view adolescents as a separate demographic. “It struck me that there was an interesting comparison,” he says. “The narrative of youth using this abandoned villa as a kind of refuge felt like an interesting point of resonance with the contemporary phenomenon of adolescents finding an abandoned place for themselves.” What emerged was the play, Concord Floral, which Tannahill wrote and co-created with Erin Brubacher, his partner at Suburban Beast theatre company, and Cara Spooner, a movement specialist. Since its debut performance in October, 2014 in a Why Not Theatre production at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, it has received widespread acclaim and earned the prolific playwright the Dora Mavor Moore outstanding play award in 2015. Described by a Globe and Mail

reviewer as “The Decameron meets Degrassi,” the play echoes Boccaccio’s structure by having seven females and three males – all played by teenagers rather than trained older actors – each tell their stories. The Italian characters were threatened by an actual plague, but what their Canadian counterparts face is something different. “It is a kind of existential plague. It’s a feeling of malaise, or unease, or guilt, even. A feeling of a buried sense of collective guilt, in a way, a kind of bottledup eruption that haunts them until they deal with it.” And while the Florentine villa was a place of refuge, Tannahill says the abandoned greenhouse is “less of a refuge and more a site of reckoning. It’s a place where the youth have to return to by way of contending with an act that they’ve all been implicated in.” The pivotal event in Concord Floral takes place when two girls are hanging out in the greenhouse and one of them accidentally drops her mobile phone down a hole. In their search for it, they discover the body of a girl who has been missing for a year. If there are echoes of the teen horror genre of American films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Tannahill admits it’s not a coincidence. The greenhouse site is “a place where anything can happen, even the sinister.” As with many of Tannahill’s plays, Concord Floral contains elements of the fantastical, or supernatural. Inanimate objects such as a couch and the warehouse itself have their stories to tell, as do such creatures as a fox and a bobolink. “The fantastic and the mythic play upon our daily lives all the time. I think in each generation, mythic archetypes play upon our lives,” Tannahill says. “I find the tension, the collision between the

PHOTO: Erin Brubacher

The 10-member cast of Concord Floral in a recent production at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The play will be performed in Whnitehorse June 13 to 15 and 17 fantastic and the surreal with the sort of pedestrian – and mundane, even – I find that quite exquisite.” For both the playwright and his co-creators, using teenagers onstage and having them provide input into the play’s development is integral to the message. “We know the difference. We feel the difference when actual teens are on stage, communicating to us. It feels resonant when you watch it,” Tannahill says. Spooner picks up the same theme. “In plays, as well as TV and movies, when you see people in their late 20s playing teenagers, it gives you a skewed sense of where

people are in their lives at that point. So it’s imperative for us that we work with young people,” she says. “Because we care about the process so much, it’s a chance for them to learn about themselves and the piece. And in terms of the audience, they’re seeing young people, seeing these bodies, hearing these voices.” To reinforce the awareness that the performers actually belong to the demographic they represent, Brubacher took photos of each of them in their own home spaces, which are displayed in the lobbies of the performance venues. Fresh from an appearance at

the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Concord Floral will be in Whitehorse next week as part of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. The 80-minute show will be presented at Wood Street School, located at 411 Wood Street, on Monday, June 13 at 8 p.m., on June 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and a final performance on Friday, June 17 at 10 p.m. For more information, go to www.MagneticNorthFestival.ca. Ken Bolton writes for What’s Up Yukon from his home southeast of Whitehorse.

As Minister of Tourism and Culture, I invite all Yukoners and visitors to attend the 2016 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. This is the first time that the festival has traveled to the land of the midnight sun, and we are delighted to be hosting it here in Yukon. This year’s lineup sees innovative artists from across the country joining the Yukon theatre community in presenting 10 days of exciting new works. Together these productions are sure to entertain festival-goers from across the country as you “navigate new dimensions” here in Canada’s North. Thank you to the Yukon Arts Centre, our hosting partner, and to all the organizations who are supporting the 2016 festival including presenters, funders and sponsors. Congratulations to all the performers and volunteers and thank you to the Magnetic North Theatre Festival for bringing this outstanding experience to Yukon.

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This year four performances will be Pay-What-You-Decide for their entire run: Concord Floral, LANDLINE, Town Criers, and Theatre in the Bush. All other shows have a Pay-What-You-Decide Preview or Opening Night (excluding Pop-Up Love Party). Single ticket rates apply otherwise. RUNTIME

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DOGTOWN: THE MUSICAL

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MAP OF THE LAND, MAP OF THE STARS

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7:30PM*

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WE ARE NOT ALONE

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OFH

4PM & 9PM

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LANDLINE

60 MIN

WW

3-5PM

3-5PM

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

9PM

MON 13

TUE 14

WED 15

3-5PM

3-5PM

3-5PM

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THEATRE IN THE BUSH

90 MIN

RT

CONCORD FLORAL

80 MIN

WSS

8PM

7:30PM

7:30PM

POP-UP LOVE PARTY

90 MIN

MD

10PM

10PM

10PM

10PM

FRI 17

SAT 18

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PROPHECY FOG

70 MIN

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9PM

9PM

8:30PM

8:30PM

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55 MIN

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7:30PM

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7PM

2PM

TOWN CRIERS

60 MIN

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12:30PM & 4:30PM

12:30PM & 4:30PM

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75 MIN

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8:30PM

10PM

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LEGEND HAS IT

xosecret (Secret Theatre, Halifax) Created by Dustin Harvey & Adrienne Wong

A Spontaneous Theatre (Toronto/Calgary) creation by Rebecca Northan Co-Presented by Yukon Arts Centre

WE ARE NOT ALONE

DOGTOWN

A 2b theatre company (Halifax) Production Created by Crow’s Theatre & Segal Centre for Performing Arts

CONCORD FLORAL

Suburban Beast (Toronto) Written by Jordan Tannahill

Created by Roy Ness & Grant Simpson Presented by Nakai Theatre Ensemble & Yukon Circus Society (Whitehorse)

MY BRAIN IS PLASTIC

WIT (Whitehorse Independent Theatre)

THEATRE IN THE BUSH

Ramshackle Theatre (Whitehorse) Original Concept by Brian Fidler

TOWN CRIERS

PROPHECY FOG

Paper Canoe Projects (Toronto) In association with The Theatre Centre

MAP OF THE LAND, MAP OF THE STARS

By the Gwaandak Theatre Ensemble (Whitehorse) In association with Yukon Arts Centre & Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

POP-UP LOVE PARTY

Created by Zuppa Theatre Co. (Halifax) With 7-Course Snack Menu by Chef Daniel Burns

Theatre Replacement (Vancouver) Co-Presented by Yukon Arts Centre


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INGREDIENTS 2 cups diced yellow onion ½ tsp salt 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 1 Tbsp mustard seeds 6 cups diced mango (about 4 large mangoes) 3 cups red wine vinegar 1 ½ cups sugar 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger METHOD In a large pot, cook the onions and salt over a low heat until they begin to soften. Mix in the cumin and mustard seeds. Cook for a minute longer, stirring often, and making sure to not brown the onions. Mix in the diced mango, vinegar, sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat, and continue boiling for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and ladle into six clean 250 ml jars (or three 500 ml jars), leaving a ½ inch space from the rim of the jar. Gently tap the bottoms of the jar against the countertop to settle the contents, topping up with more chutney if necessary. Wipe the rims clean before placing the lids on the jars, then process in boiling water for 15 minutes, in a pot large enough to completely submerge the jars. Let cool completely at room temperature before storing in a cool place.

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friends and family from Yukon to Saskatchewan, Ontario and all the way to Northern Ireland. This is the beauty of canning. Both ripe or green mangoes will work for this chutney. To gauge ripeness, choose mangoes that are firm, but give a little when pressed. As for the spices necessary for this recipe, I was able to find both mustard and cumin seeds at the store Coffee, Tea & Spice on Ogilvie Street in Whitehorse.

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hence chutney – small pieces! I did a bit of research on mangoes out of curiosity – did you know that some mango trees still produce fruit after 300 years? That mango trees can grow up to 130 feet tall? Most surprisingly to me, I discovered that because of the longtime distribution of mangoes to far away countries and continents back in the day, they often had to be preserved in some way: pickled or dried. This added extra inspiration to the creation of this mango chutney: feeling the historical preservation roots and a desire to capture this delicious fruit in a way that I could share with my

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed, Jun, 15, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Sat, Jun, 11, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Jun, 11, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Jun, 13, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Jun, 14, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Jun, 14, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS

Thu, Jun, 9, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Thu, Jun, 9, 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, 9, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jun, 9, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Mon, Jun, 13, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Tue, Jun, 14, Management Board 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Tue, Jun, 14, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Tue, Jun, 14, 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, Jun, 14, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Jun, 14, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Jun, 14, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 15, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 821-4251 For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca Wed, Jun, 15, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jun, 15, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Wed, Jun, 15, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Thu, Jun, 16, Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation administration building Thu, Jun, 16, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Thu, Jun, 16, 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, 16, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Jun, 16, 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

Sat, Jun, 11, Commissioner’s Tea & Commissioner’s Klondike Ball 2:00 PM Commissioner’s Residence 6675121 A tradition for over 20 years, this elegant tea on the grounds of the stately Commissioner’s Residence is hosted annually by Parks Canada and the Dawson Chapter of the IODE. Sip tea served by elegantly costumed ladies and gentlemen. Dawson Fri, Jun, 10, Top of the World Highland Games Dawson City Visitor Information Centre We’re a group of Dawsonites who have come together to create an organization that promotes the Yukon/ Scottish connection. Fri, Jun, 10, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre

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Fri, Jun, 10, 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, Jun, 10, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Sat, Jun, 11, 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, Jun, 11, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Jun, 12, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Jun, 12, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Jun, 13, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-9935370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latininspired workout! Tue, Jun, 14, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School 867-993-2520 For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com Tue, Jun, 14, Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 PM Dawson City Town Hall 867-993-7400 The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. Wed, Jun, 15, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-9935370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latininspired workout! Wed, Jun, 15, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Jun, 16, Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride (Not a Rally!) Triple J Hotel & Cabins 993-2920 Come and see the thousands of different motorcycles and the drivers who drive them! Organized by Dick Nostrand

FARO

Sun, Jun, 12, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Jun, 12, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel 9942442 with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 Wed, Jun, 15, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Jun, 15, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Jun, 16, Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School

HAINES JUNCTION

Thu, Jun, 9, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jun, 9, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Jun, 10, Jammin’ Salmon - Emily Martin 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli 867-634-2867 Take in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery while enjoying our summer line up of Yukon Musicians Fri, Jun, 10, Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival 6:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sun, Jun, 12, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church 867-634-2360 Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere Mon, Jun, 13, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Jun, 15, 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, 16, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jun, 16, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Jun, 10, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Sun, Jun, 12, Marsh Lake Community Wide Garage Sale Day Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Jun, 12, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, 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, Jun, 14, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Local Advisory Council 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 followed by hot apple cider and refreshments.

MAYO

Sun, Jun, 12, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Jun, 14, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE

Fri, Jun, 10, Learning Lions Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Sat, Jun, 11, 20th Anniversary Mount Lorne Fire Department 4:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Live Music Games and BBQ Sun, Jun, 12, Mt. Lorne Growers Group 1:00 PM Wheaton River Gardens 667-7083 A seasonal approach to gardening skills that will help you grow food. To register, contact Agnes 667-7083 or Email lmca@ northwestel.net

OLD CROW

Thu, Jun, 9, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Jun, 12, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Lukes Church 867-993-5381 Thu, Jun, 16, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Thu, Jun, 9, Intermediate / Advanced Osteofit: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Jun, 9, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Beginners Yoga: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre With instructor Lee Randell. Sat, Jun, 11, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Jun, 11, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, field hockey etc Tue, Jun, 14, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 3993407 for more info. Tue, Jun, 14, Stayfit: Tagish 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jun, 15, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Jun, 15, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Jun, 16, Intermediate / Advanced Osteofit: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre

TESLIN

Sun, Jun, 12, Catholic Mass/Communion Service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission 10:30 AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission Teslin Sun, Jun, 12, St. Philip’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Philip’s Church (867) 667-7746 Sun, Jun, 12, Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

WATSON LAKE

Thu, Jun, 9, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Sat, Jun, 11, Watson Lake Farmers Market 12:00 PM Wye Lake Park

Sat, Jun, 11, Patrick Jacobson 12:00 PM Wye Lake Park Whitehorse-based singer/ songwriter performs a solo acoustic set featuring songs from his new self-titled album. Sun, Jun, 12, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sun, Jun, 12, 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, Jun, 13, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jun, 16, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together!

HAINES, ALASKA

Thu, Jun, 9, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jun, 9, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Jun, 10, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Fri, Jun, 10, Women’s Bible Study 10:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Jun, 10, Story time 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 10, Yoga w/Mandy 12:00 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 10, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Zumba Toning 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 AM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Check out the organic produce, local art and clothing, homemade baked goods and specialty products. Sat, Jun, 11, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Mon, Jun, 13, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jun, 13, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Cardio/strength training circuit 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Senior Swim 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Haines Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Jun, 14, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Wed, Jun, 15, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Guys Yoga 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre

SKAGWAY, ALASKA

Thu, Jun, 9, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 9, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 9, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jun, 9, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 9, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 9, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

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Fri, Jun, 10, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jun, 10, SPIN Myofascial Stretch 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre w/ Courtney (1⁄2 Cycle 1⁄2 Foam Roller and Stretching) ALL-Level Fri, Jun, 10, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 8:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Fri, Jun, 10, Dance Dance Dance Night at the Red Onion Saloon 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Dance dance dance, shake it, boogie until you can’t, dance at the Red Onion Saloon Sat, Jun, 11, Duff’s Skagway Marathon Skagway Visitor Center Experience the toughest – and most beautiful – marathon in North America. Known far and wide as one of the hardest and most rewarding marathons in North America, the Skagway Marathon leaves Skagway and runs up the Dyea road to West Creek and back, a distance of 26 miles Sat, Jun, 11, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Jun, 11, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Jun, 12, Viniyoga 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Jun, 12, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Jun, 13, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 13, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 13, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Jun, 13, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 13, Windy Valley Boys 7:30 PM Red Onion Saloon Tue, Jun, 14, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Jun, 14, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Viniyoga 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jun, 14, Climbing Instruction For Belay Certification Class - Signup Required 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre (6-7:30pm-Instruction/7:30-8pm Certification Checks) Tue, Jun, 14, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 15, SpinFLEX w/ Katherine AL 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 15, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 15, Humpday 4:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Great BIG Pizza Wednesday nights. Wed, Jun, 15, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jun, 15, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu, Jun, 16, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jun, 16, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jun, 11, Little Dippers Annual Wine Tasting Event 6:00 PM Skagway Jewell Gardens (907) 983-2111 Fundraiser for Little Dipper’s Daycare. There will be a live & silent Auction – Children’s Art Auction, live music and will be catered by Jewell Gardens.

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PR ES EN T ED I N PA R T N ERS H I P W I T H

ADÄKA WORKSHOP Register online at adakafestival.eventbrite.com starting June 8. Onsite registration ONLY starting July 1.

11:00 AM Birch Bark Basket -5:00 PM with Christine Sam 11:30 AM Beaded Sun Catcher -5:30 PM with Dolores Scheffen

$100 $80

10:15 AM Coast Salish Weaving -4:15 PM with Noelle Natraoro

$160

10:00 AM Painting Foundations: Acrylic $90 -6:00 PM with Nicole Paul (Wednesday – Thursday)

10:15 AM Welcome Totem Carving -4:15 PM with Ray Natraoro

FREE

10:30 AM Beaded Elastic Headbands -4:30 PM with Heather Dickson

$85

11:00 AM Introduction to Watercolour -4:00 PM with Arlene Ness

$80

11:30 AM Introduction to Soapstone -5:30 PM with Derrald Taylor

$80

12:00 PM Northwest Coast Silver Pendant $150 -5:00 PM with Richard Baker

10:30 AM Intermediated Stained Glass -4:30 PM with Amy Tessaro

1:00 PM Miniature Harpoon Pendant -4:30 PM with Gary Tautenhahn

$55

10:45 AM Birch Bark Basketry -3:45 PM with Christine Sam

2:00 PM YOUTH Stained Glass Mosaic -4:00 PM with Tony Tessaro

FREE

10:00 AM Advanced Stained Glass

$325

10:30 AM Fur Teddy Bear -4:30 PM with Lena White

$100

11:00 AM YOUTH Beaded Earrings -2:00 PM with Janelle Hager

FREE

with Amy Tessaro (Saturday – Thursday)

11:30 AM Painting & Drawing $90 -4:30 PM with Jerry Whitehead & Richard Shorty 1:00 PM Creating Zentangle -3:00 PM with Amber Walker

$40

1:15 PM Silver and Gemstone Earrings $40 -3:15 PM with William Jones

$75 $100

11:00 AM Graduation or Sailor Hat $210 -4:00 PM with Debra Michel (Monday – Tuesday)

1:00 PM YOUTH Cartooning for Children FREE -4:00 PM with Blair Thorson

11:30 AM Tufted Pin -4:30 PM with Florence Moses

$80

5:00 PM -7:00 PM

1:00 PM Northwest Coast Designs -5:00 PM with Arlene Ness

$50

$120

11:15 AM Cardholder (Sunday – Tuesday) -4:15 PM with Dolores Scheffen

$120

1:00 PM Copper Tooling -4:00 PM with Blair Thorson

$50

1:15 PM Photography -4:15 PM with Shayla Snowshoe

$30

1:30 PM Beginner Stained Glass -4:30 PM with Amy & Tony Tessaro

$35

2:00 PM Tlingit Designs -7:00 PM with Megan Jensen

$70

$55

10:30 AM Seal Gut Earrings -2:30 PM with Lena White

$100

10:00 AM Mammoth Ivory Earrings -4:00 PM with George Roberts

$120

10:15 AM Coast Salish Weaving -4:15 PM with Noelle Natraoro

11:00 AM Beaded Embroidery Cabochon $80 -4:00 PM with Diane Olsen

$160

10:15 AM Welcome Totem Carving -4:15 PM with Ray Natraoro

1:00 PM Fringed Leather Bag -5:00 PM with Whitney Horne

FREE

2:00 PM YOUTH Cartooning for Children FREE -5:00 PM with Blair Thorson

11:00 AM Fur & Beads -5:00 PM with Sarah McHugh 1:00 PM -7:00 PM

$80

Cree Rawhide Drum and Mallet $210 with Michel Labine

1:30 PM Dentalium Necklace -5:30 PM with Tania Larsson 10:00 AM Make an Ulu -4:00 PM with George Roberts

Fish Scale Art

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2:30 PM YOUTH Drumstick Making -4:30 PM with Jayden Anderson 5:00 PM

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Fish Scale Art

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$75

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Friday to Thursday Stamp Carving

$50

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Moose Tuftings

$50

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Weaving

$50

5 HOUR

Northwest Coast Silver Pendant

2 HOUR

with Jonathan Wurtak with Nancy Hager of Crow Lady Crafts with Charlene Baker with Richard Baker

$150

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Neuroscience and Everyday Living

Life Path Readings Part Three

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ridlock. We hardly ever have it in Whitehorse and if we do we can likely, easily, take another route to get where we are going (okay, not over the Riverdale Bridge). It is much like the fiber optic cable that is carrying our email to Paris. One moment it might go by Rio de Janeiro and another by Dublin. Whatever route is open. The brain operates in much the same fashion. A signal may travel one route one day and a completely different route another day, depending on what circuits are available. And this is helpful: it allows us to press into service less occupied neurons and bond them to the task of learning new skills. In the brain there is a map of the body. A thigh muscle doesn’t take up much space in the brain map because its primary job is to move the knee forward. The fingers, however, occupy a large part of the brain map because they perform many functions. And this is core to what we are learning from neuroscience: given

PHOTO: kozzi.com the right treatment the brain has a huge capacity to work around impairments and reprogram the brain map. However, the key to programing – or reprograming – is focused attention. A half effort won’t do. South African John Pepper has Parkinson’s disease, yet he has taught himself to walk without the shuffling gait so typical of those with the disease. He has done so by engaging his frontal cortex to the atypical task of learning how to walk. Usually our brain stem coordinates such activity. John Pepper’s story is recounted by Norman Doidge M.D., in his book, The Brain’s Way of Healing and he will soon feature in an episode of The Nature of Things, hosted by Doidge. Pepper accomplishes this task by thinking – consciously thinking – of the minute details of walking. If he walks consciously, he walks well. If he multi-tasks, or talks

too much or spaces out, he trips himself up. But if he uses his cerebral cortex with focused attention, he can walk very well. What Pepper is doing is going around the gridlock of the brainstem where the damage that is Parkinson’s is located. There are sufficient neurons that can pass the message through to the cortex, which has now undertaken the task of coordinating walking. And since neurons that fire together wire together, Pepper is getting better and better at walking. The brain map for walking, previously coordinated by the brain stem, is now coordinated by the frontal lobe. Focused attention. Slow, unhurried focused attention, repeated, over time, will encode our desired new learning. Whether through the heightened emotional attention of stress or the unhurried focused attention of concentration, our

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.

brain is structured to respond to the repeated firings of the neurons and so with conscious thought we can control that firing and organize our brains to serve our needs and suit our surroundings.

Philomena Carroll Artist Studio And Gallery View digital photography and non toxic printmaking Share creative stories, stop in for a chat! Acquire exclusive northern gifts. Burma Rd, North Klondike Highway, Whitehorse. Open: Tue - Sat 10AM to 5PM & by Appointment

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JUNE 18 - Midnight Romance Golf Tourney Yes, we have a Golf Course. Yes, you can play at midnight! Enjoy both these things on Solstice Weekend during the Midnight Romance Golf Tournament. For information on anything golf related, call 993-2500, e-mail: dawsongolf@hotmail.ca or visit dawsongolf.ca

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Triple J Hotel

We have the newest rooms in town with all the amenities to make your stay memorable. Enjoy the Klondike's best burger on the Klondikes best patio! Open May-October (867) 993-5323 TripleJHotel.com

June 10-11 June 11 June 16-17 June 18 June 21

Top of the World Highland Games Commissioner’s Tea / Ceilidh BBQ D2D Motorcycle Ride (Not a Rally!) Dempster to Dawson Solstice Race Aboriginal Day Celebrations

Diamond Tooth Gerties

Come visit Canada’s first casino! Nightly shows: 8:30/10/Midnight We welcome you 7 days a week from May 13-Sept 24.

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There’s more than one way to experience the Klondike! Dempster Hwy & Dawson tours, bike rentals, bus transportation to Dawson & more. Visit our website or call (867)993-3821 for reservations and special promotions.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Klondike Nugget & Ivory

Welcome to Canada’s Best Value Inn Combining newly renovated rooms and historic turn of the century atmosphere, we are located in the heart of Dawson City, Home of the “Sourtoe Cocktail”

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

GOLD nugget jewellery - created with gold, silver & ivory GOLD nugget display - from almost 100 local mines GOLDsmiths on site - custom design and repairs

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Welcome to the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Our gift shop, galleries and performances open on May 26. See you at the Zho!

Aloha Tacos

Gold Rush Campground

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Follow Our Trails

Gwaandak Theatre presents Map of the Land, Map of the Stars June 9, 11 and 12 at the KDCC by Gwaandak Theatre

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udience members with program “maps” in hand will be guided through the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre for a unique performance adventure from Gwaandak Theatre, showcasing the spectacular riverfront and Yukon stories about who we are and where we come from. Gwaandak Theatre in association with the Yukon Arts Centre and Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) present Map of the Land, Map of the Stars, directed by Yvette Nolan and Michelle Olson, in a sharing of a work-in-progress during the Magnetic North Theatre Festival on June 9, 11, 12. “In keeping with the idea of Map of the Land, Map of the Stars – that we are all working hard to know where we are, how we got here, who was here before – we thought it was appropriate to acknowledge the space in which we were working, the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre,” says Nolan, “and to place our showing in the building in such a way that would allow an audience to see the space. “To that end, we have created a little map to lead the audience members through the KDCC, directing their attention to certain things they might not notice if they were just coming to see a show in one of the rooms. Signposting, ‘look at this space, look at these banners, look at the way the history of this place is right here…’ The building is a part of the story we are telling.” The program maps, designed by Mark Rutledge, feature Peter Mather’s photography. Audience members meet in the lobby to begin their journeys. The showing features performance by Geneviève Doyon, Andrameda Hunter, Aimée Dawn Robinson, Léa Roy, Robert Russell, Melaina Sheldon and RP Singh, and an installation from visual artist Carolyn Simmons.

PHOTO: Chris Healey

Scenes from a recent Map of the Land, Map of the Stars rehearsal Many artists have contributed to this collectively created work in an Indigenous-centred process during residencies in Whitehorse and Dawson City this past year. Robinson, a “muse” in the piece and a co-creator, says, “I’ve been enjoying sharing Map of the Land, Map of the Stars with audiences in Whitehorse and Dawson as the work develops. The process reflects the content: stories evolving like trails, tales overlapping and casting shadow and light upon each other through memory and sharing.”

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Dawson City resident Chris Clarke is video projection designer, gathering material and combing through archives, personal collections and extensive footage of filmmaker Allan Code. “Embracing stories that bring to light the impacts colonization has had on indigenous people is a big piece in reconciliation,” Clarke says. “It brings me great joy to participate and witness this rich, expanding storyline. Leonard Linklater, co-creator of this productions, says the process has been eye opening.

“For me personally, I’ve learned a lot about other people and cultures of the Yukon and what their history here means to them – how important it is to them,” Linklater says. Map of the Land, Map of the Stars runs June 9, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. (The 4 p.m. showing on

June 12 is sold out.) Tickets are available at YukonTickets.com. For more information go to GwaandakTheatre.ca/map or call 393-2676. Patti Flather is the managing artistic director of Gwaandak Theatre.

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Looking After Each Other

Have you volunteered for the Mount Lorne Volunteer Fire Department? They want to celebrate the 20th anniversary with you by Maria Gruninger with files from Tamara Neely “We’re just trying to include as many people as we can in our little celebration,” Beaumont says. “It’s just going to be a community event, but most of all we want them to come and remember that we are still here. So often we are forgotten.” Beaumont, who also has the role of dispatcher, has volunteered with the department right from the beginning. Fire chief Colin O’Neill says the celebration will include an awards presentation – and Beaumont’s dedication will be acknowledged with a 20-year service award. In addition to community residents and past and present volunteers, O’Neill hopes that people the fire department has helped will come to the celebration. “It’d be kind of neat to see people who we’ve responded to their emergencies, in the past,”

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The Mount Lorne Volunteer Fire Dept. volunteers at their 10th anniversary O’Neill says. The celebration will include a barbecue, games for kids and live music with Nicole Edwards, Jeff Diment, Steve Slade and Jack Walcher. There will also be a demonstration of firefighting skills,

including a vehicle extrication, which is the process of removing a person from a vehicle following an accident that has made it impossible to get out through the doors. In addition, the fire department will unveil their brand new fire truck: a 2016 Fort Garry Freightliner M2 Pumper Tanker. It promises to be an afternoon filled with fun. The event takes place Saturday, June 11 starting at 4 p.m. at the Mount Lorne Community Centre, located at kilometre 1 on Annie Lake Road. The demonstrations will take place at the start of the event, followed by games, the barbecue and music. The celebra-

tion will conclude with an awards presentation. If you have volunteered at the Mount Lorne firehall or know someone who has, contact the fire hall by email at MtLorneVFD@ gmail.com or by calling Judith Beaumont at 668-2849. Maria Gruninger is a Whitehorsebased writer.

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For Destiny Clement, summer is a time to finally look for berries and play outside with her horse by Destiny Clennett

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inally summer is here! This is the most funnest season of the year, but my horse, Hollywood, probably loves it more than I do. This is the only time of the season that he can get out of his pen and run around, eat grass, chase his shadow, nap in the sun’s heat and eat some more grass. He also gets to visit his buddies at our neighbour’s place, he loves to be around other horses, and it’s funny to say, but he also like to be around chickens and goats. When I take him out he wants to run. But I can’t let him run for the first few weeks because my grandmother has a friend who clips horses hooves, and Hollywood has to get his hooves clipped before we can put a saddle on his back and run or go anywhere he wants. I am trying to spend all the time I can with Hollywood because on June 24th and 25th my dance school is performing a show, Swan Lake. It’s going to be fun, but Hollywood won’t be able to go out for four days. He won’t really like that, but he’ll forgive me once I take him out again. But in July he won’t be able to get out with me because I’m going to Vancouver for a month. Hollywood will be so upset that I’m gone without him. So, before I go anywhere I am going to try to squeeze some fun time in with him. I want to take him back on the highway. We might even go look for berries, like raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. If Hollywood finds out that I found raspberries he won’t stop chatting or nudging me for them. It’s really funny watching him eat raspberries. When my grandmother plants

Hollywood really likes raspberries

PHOTO: Destiny Clennett raspberries in our garden, Hollywood won’t keep his nose out of them. I’m pretty sure he has an addiction. It’s funny, but it can get very annoying afterwards. I try my best to keep him away from the garden, but it’s pretty hard when his pen is not all that far from it. This year he may not even be able to eat from the garden anyway, because my grandparents are changing things around. I actually hope that raspberries won’t grow this year, because that would mean I won against Hollywood for the first time. He won’t be happy to find out that his favourite berry isn’t able to grow and he will most

likely bring it out on me. But that’s okay, we are the closest of friends so it won’t be that bad – he’ll just ignore me until I can give him a hug or a treat. He’s a really friendly loving horse and loves to play catchme-if-you-can in his pen. Once we get playing the game he won’t stop running, but once I put my hand on his neck and call him a slow-pick and run away he will chase me till I stop. And if I find a place to hide he won’t give up looking for me until I show myself. Destiny Clenett is a 15 year old Yukoner.


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Wisdom Teeth by Tess Casher

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discovered that I had wisdom teeth at the ripe age of 10. Then promptly put off thinking about the matter, until I was told I needed to get them removed last summer. After obtaining this ominous knowledge, I prepared for the procedure as any millennial would: by surfing the web. Upon reading several horror stories, I eventually deduced realistically I wasn’t going to die from the surgery. So, I turned my attention to YouTube. There I found a series of videos that capture the funny things teens said after extractions, but before their anaesthesia wears off. This inspired the launch of my new career path; if I managed to say or do something funny enough while under influence of medical drugs, I might be able to quit school and sell the video for millions.

teenage responsibilities for kiddie naps, my clothes for pyjamas and my dinner for peanut butter and toast. I was able to take a few days off from my studies – more due to my vanity about my chipmunkesque appearance rather than the actual pain. But a week later, the swelling was gone and my diet included foods on the full crunchiness spectrum. When I returned to the normal world, my friend started speaking slower to me. When I asked her why, she stated she wanted to make PHOTO: Tess Casher sure I could keep up with the conversation, now that I was four The wisdom teeth teeth less wise. That was simulsurvival kit taneously the corniest, best and worst joke I’ve heard, and it made this whole ordeal worthwhile. I felt like I passed a somewhat Unfortunately, my mom said that as the anaesthetic was quintessential phase of growing wearing off I just behaved like up, as if getting your wisdom and arrived to the dentist chair in the proper uniform of sweatpants and loose clothing and things went off without a hitch.

I was able to take a few days off from my studies – more due to my vanity about my chipmunk-esque appearance rather than the actual pain. I also mentally prepared for the procedure in the old fashioned way: by talking to people. After hearing several comparisons to the feeling of being punched in the jaw, I realized most people have some form of an epic horror story related to those four anything-but-wise teeth. I followed all the instructions

I was drunk and glazed over for about an hour. So, I still have to go to school and I don’t have an amazing video. After I got home in one drunk piece, I began a strict diet of ice cream, antibiotic pills and gauze. I happily traded in my pillow for an ice pack and started a 24-hour retreat into being five years old again. I exchanged my

teeth out is a right of passage. And I’m now part of the successful side of veterans, who get to relay their experiences to all future wisdom teeth removal patients to come. Tess Casher is a student and Yukoner. Questions about her stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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y daughters’ dad and I started taking our daughters for Dempster Highway camping adventures around 1991, and the magic and fun times of those trips stayed with them, helping them to become independent and adventurous souls. Here is an excerpt from my daughter Rachel’s 2001 essay, called “True Tracks,” that shows the kind of fun the girls had during these trips – and the lasting memories. “The summer when I completed Grade 1, my family started going to the Tombstone Campground on the Dempster Hwy. for a few weeks at a time. My dad had gotten a contract to run the Interpretive Centre there. My mother, my sister and I would go up for a trip a couple of times during July and August. These were some of the best times of my younger years. “We had many favourite places to play. One was the two culverts that ran under the highway. At the time we were small enough that we could walk through them easily. One of the culverts had a stream running through it and the other was empty, except during run off. We would race things through and make forts in them. “The stream was also a popular place for us. The stream flowed to the North Klondike River, and we would often walk all the way down to where the stream met the river. We would make forts in the mud for our toys and little rafts with the Swiss army knives our dad bought us.” Our other daughter, Kirsten, is sharing the same independent and adventurous attributes with her children, Darwin and Aria. The May long weekend was the beginning of the 2016 camping season for the Pattimore-Murray family. While Kirsten loves the tent life of camping, she and husband, Avery, decided on a small travel trailer last year. It will be especially nice – she thinks – to

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have a hard shell over the camp on longer road trips. The week before heading off Kirsten spent a few minutes each evening preparing camp food. She cut vegetables and prepared ground beef for spaghetti sauce.

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camp chores, as well. Each has a trailer closet (under the bed tote). Darwin and Aria helped pack camp clothes and a few toys in their closets. Kirsten plans to keep the trailer closets filled with clean clothes in preparation for

future trips. A few camp games and craft supplies were packed – for quiet times around the camp fire. Destination? Takhini Hot Springs Campground. It is close to town, but not too close. The

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by Nellie Dale

Chalk art isn’t just for kids! Local artists show off their chalk art skills Lyndsie Chalking

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had a great chat recently with Heidi Loos. She is organizing the first Yukon Chalk Art Festival for Unlikely Events Yukon. The Festival will run June 11 and 12, 2016, 10 am. to 5 pm. at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre park-

ing lot. Two workshops will take place at the parking lot of Dana Naye Ventures on the corner of 5th Avenue and Black Street. Emma Barr will be at Dana Naye Ventures on Saturday, June 11 between 1 pm and 4 pm. This

workshop is geared towards children. Nicole Bauberger will be at Dana Naye Ventures on Sunday, June 12 between 1 pm and 4 pm. This workshop is geared towards youth and adults. The workshops are free – just drop by!

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Heidi has purchased beautiful Koss Artists’ Soft Pastels for the Chalk Art Festival. Scrubbies and fingers are used to blend colours. Crisp lines to soft blending of colour, the possibilities for chart art are enormous. Chalk is not just for kids. Heidi organized Chalk Art Central for Nuit Blanche 2014. She participated in the Victoria International Chalk Art Festival. Inspired, she

wants to bring this new element and style to Whitehorse. Emma and Nicole are well known Yukon artists. They are excited to explore a new medium and share their creativity with the public. Other artists include Taylor Karpyshyn Levitt, Lyndsie Simmons, Heather Von Steinhagen, Ali Khoda, Lia Fabre-Dimsdale, Kuetina “Qaqtis”, Donald Watt and Tyson Isted. Taylor loves bright, vibrant colour. Art helps her feel alive and happy, she says. This is her first Chalk Art Festival. Lyndsie, cont’d on page B-7 ...

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June 9, 2016

Nicole Chalking

Chalk It Up....to Family Fun!... cont’d originally from Vancouver, has lived in Yukon for the past 2 1/2 years. Lyndsie escapes to a new world with her art and time blurs. Heather, born and raised in Yukon, is now studying art education in Montreal. Laughter, mountains and nature all inspire Heather. She will have an Arts Underground show, The Things You Know, in June. Chalktivism - Heidi’s coined word - is a combination of art and community dialogue. She worked in Vancouver with an online forum to make social justice more accessible. Over time the project became more interactive as it evolved into street art and photography. Lotteries Yukon, Yukon Arts Fund and the Department of Tourism and Culture are major sponsors of this event. Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre and Dana Naye Ventures are sponsors too as they are providing the large parking lot canvas for the artists and public. Whether you want to participate or just watch and visit with the artists, come out to the first Yukon Chalk Art Festival! You won’t be disappointed.

Taylor Chalking

Heather Chalking

Folk Art in the Forest with Nellie Dale Nellie Dale is a writer/artist living in Yukon’s forest.


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What's Up Yukon, June 9  

"Magnetic Attraction"

What's Up Yukon, June 9  

"Magnetic Attraction"