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Ingrid Isaac lived in Tungsten. She said it was a warm community, because people who lived there “literally made something out of nothing” was controlled by Canada Tungsten Mining Corporation Limited, says Ingrid Isaac, one of the organizers of the event. The town is named for the mineral which the mine produced, although Isaac says they were supposedly originally looking for copper. Tungsten, N.W.T., is located 5.5 hours from the Yukon community of Watson Lake, nestled in the Nahanni region of the Northwest Territories, not far from the border of the two territories. At its peak operations during the late 60s and 70s, the mine was one of the highest paying operations in North America, which meant turnover was low and people stayed on, Isaac says. Isaac, a member of both the Kwanlin Dün and Liard First Nations, moved with her family from Watson Lake to Tungsten in 1977. She says it was a special opportunity for the children of the mine workers who grew up there. “Living in Tungsten was a time and a place to share,” she says. “I

can’t explain the camaraderie and friendship that came out of that. We literally made a community out of nothing.” The mine – and, thus, the town – closed in 1986, and people were forced to move, Isaac says. During this period nearly 80 people lived there, and many relocated to British Columbia, she says, although ex-Tungstenites are now scattered all over the country. Valemount, B.C. was selected as the location for the reunion because it is the most central to the most people, she says. People from Tungsten spent a lot of time in Whitehorse, she says, because it was the closest “big” town that provided goods and services. “When we went into town (from Tungsten) we really added to the Yukon economy,” she says. Isaac now lives in Whitehorse, where she works with residential school survivors. The reunion has campsites booked for tent camping and that

Ingrid Isaac visited the old townsite in 2012. She says the “houses are overgrown with time” people can come and basically do what they wish, visit and spend time with their “Tungsten-family.” “We are keeping it loose,” Isaac says. “We didn’t have much structure in Tungsten, so we don’t want to set too much in stone.” Ex-Tungstenite Yukoners interested in attending can contact Isaac at Ingrid.Isaac@CYFN.net.

“We do have have a few surprises for people who show up,” Isaac adds with a smile. Lori Garrison is editor of Whats Up Yukon.

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Sprucey French 75 T he spruce tip harvest was early this year; green buds started appearing at the ends of spruce branches around mid-May in Whitehorse and continued being harvestable well into the first week of June – on higher ground at least. Best-laid plans notwithstanding, I never did make it out for a concentrated session of picking, but managed to skim some from the trees here and there, and ended up with a good few cups of the youngest buds, those that resemble the tip of a paintbrush — close-packed, tender and held together with a sticky brown husk at the end. Generally I’ve rejected tips whose husks had already fallen off on the grounds; they are too bitter. But I didn’t really get enough for a whole year of cooking, so for the first time, I conceded what others had been telling me: that even when the buds are as long as an inch, they’re still sweet enough for tea and syrup, as long as they’re still soft and not spiky. Of all the different items you can make with spruce tips, syrup is my favourite. And I want lots this year. So I went out and picked a few bagsful of bigger tips, and made a batch of syrup in early June. It’s great! There’s no discernible difference in flavour. So, if it’s midJune when you’re reading this, and you’re going to be up in the alpine, keep an eye out: there’s a chance you’ll still be able to find some soft tips. This year I infused gin with spruce tips for the first time, too — normally I’d use vodka. But once again I’ve been influenced by others — in this case, bartenders. There are many, many bartenders in drinking establishments across North America who still use vodka as a base spirit in their cocktail making, but there are a number who avoid vodka altogether, because of its lack of depth and flavour. I like a shot of vodka, right from the freezer, with some salty Coho roe and chopped onion, just like a real northerner, but after a few years of infusing vodka with different botanicals and being un-

Soaking spruce tips in gin, instead of vodka

Method: Shake gin, lemon juice and syrup over ice and strain into a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco and garnish with lemon twist.

Spruce Tip-Infused Bombay Sapphire Gin Ingredients: 1 pint (500 mL) Bombay Sapphire Gin ½ cup fresh or frozen spruce tips Method: Place spruce tips in a clean, dry pint jar and pour gin over top. Cover and infuse for 3 to 5 days, upending the jar once or twice a day. Strain into a clean pint jar and store in a cool dark place. Use within a year. happy with the results, I, too, have turned to gin. When I suggested the spruce tip idea (attempting, in the home kitchen, to recreate the great, sprucy flavour of 50 Fathoms Gin from Chilkoot Distillery in Haines) there was debate in the household about which gin to use—one already chock-full of botanicals like Bombay Sapphire or The Botanist, or a simpler gin like Tanqueray, whose four botanicals are juniper, coriander, angelica root and licorice? I went with Bombay Sapphire for the simple reason that I like the complexity of the flavour and it seemed a good idea to start with a base spirit you like. Good choice! The spruce tips didn’t overwhelm the base flavour, but interacted nicely with the juniper and citrus

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At this time of year there’s no harm in posting a reminder on how to make spruce tip syrup. Ingredients: 1 cup (250 mL) fresh or frozen spruce tips 1 cups (250 mL) water 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar 1½ tsp (7.5 mL) fresh lemon juice Method: Bring water and spruce tips to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Strain through cheesecloth into a clean pot. Stir in sugar and lemon juice, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into sterilized jar, cool and refrigerate. Will keep for up to four months. Makes about 1 cup (250 ml), enough for 16 cocktails.

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already present. I used the whole pint in a batch of French 75 cocktails for a crowd, pouring about 1½ inches in the bottom of each champagne flute before topping up with Prosecco. A lot of us found that we couldn’t taste the spruce in the cocktail, but we could smell it. On my next attempt I used lime juice instead of lemon, and there it was, that unmistakeable spruce flavour, right in the cocktail. In the end, that’s what I love best about spruce tips — the flavour changes according to the environment, and it’s always a surprise. Miche Genest is a Whitehorsebased chef and writer. She is somewhat of a gardener. Contact her via editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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June 16, 2016

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 to pick up the pieces and rebuild after major disasters. 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, often using sweeping lines or a central point of focus to draw the eye 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. This series is based around the ideas that surround structuralism and post-structuralism, wherein the paintings can be understood as metaphors. 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. Thu, Jun, 16, Yukon Art Tasters with Leslie Leong 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week learn how to take better travel photos. Sat, Jun, 18, DreamLab 7:15 PM The Creative Lab An art project bringing your dreams to life. Ever wondered what your dreams would look like in real life? Ever feared your nightmares would materialize and be waiting right around the corner? We at DreamLab are here to make that happen. Mon, Jun, 20, Arts In Park Visual Artist: Lillian Loponen LePage Park Tue, Jun, 21, Yukon Art Tasters with Harreson Tanner 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week learn how to Make a Mask. Thu, Jun, 23, Yukon Art Tasters with Nicole Bauberger 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week paint using metallic and interference oils.. Mon, Jun, 27 - Jul 1 Arts In Park Visual Artist: Nicole Bauberger LePage Park Tue, Jun, 28, Yukon Art Tasters with James Kirby 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week awareness workshop on rocks and gems. Thu, Jun, 30, Yukon Art Tasters with Linda Leon 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week try linoleum block printmaking.

LIVE MUSIC

Thu, Jun, 16, Arts in the Park - Patrick Hamilton 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Thu, Jun, 16, Roxx Hunter Live 6:00 PM Tony’s Pizza Roxx Hunter and Izaak Lazeo-Fairman playing acoustic guitar music covering almost every style and genre. Thu, Jun, 16, Fiddler On The Loose Joe Loutchan live 7:00 PM 98 Hotel Longest running house band in the Yukon - Traditional fiddle music and more - jigging is encouraged and limericks are the norm. Thu, Jun, 16, Thorin Loeks 7:00 PM Well Read Books Thorin Loeks for a night of music and stories as he raises funds on route for his latest 8000 km bicycle-canoe journey from Dawson City, Yukon to St Louis, Missouri. Thu, Jun, 16, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jun, 16, 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 cohosts and performers. Fri, Jun, 17, Arts in the Park - Community Choirs 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Fri, Jun, 17, Bottoms Up 5:30 PM Historic Skagway Inn We play every third Friday night during the summer as “Bottoms Up” from 5:308:00 at The Bistro, part of the Skagway Inn. “Bottoms Up” plays a more laid back, acoustic range of music (Indigo Girls, Edward Sharp & Jimmy Buffett). Fri, Jun, 17, Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Jun, 17, Jammin Salmon: Celtic Tyde 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Take in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery while enjoying our summer line up of Yukon Musicians 634-2867 Fri, Jun, 17, Jammin’ Salmon Graeme Peters (of Speed Control) 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Take in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery while enjoying our summer line up of Yukon Musicians 8676342867

Fri, Jun, 17, Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Jun, 17, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Jun, 18, Jarvis Street Saloon Saturday Sociable Jam 3:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Bring your own gear and we’ll plug you in or just play on ours! (867) 668-4567 Ext: 300 Sat, Jun, 18, An Evening of Classical Guitar with Nick Mah 6:00 PM Antoinette’s Restaurant An evening of classical, Flamenco, and Jazz with award winning guitarist Nicholas Mah. Sat, Jun, 18, Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Jun, 18, Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, Jun, 19, Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Sun, Jun, 19, Soda Pony 9:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun, Jun, 19, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Jun, 20, Arts in the Park - Grant Simpson & Shauna Jones 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Mon, Jun, 20, Windy Valley Boys 7:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Mon, Jun, 20, Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jun, 21, Arts in the Park - Mike Stockstill & Amelia Rose 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Tue, Jun, 21, Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 7:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jun, 21, 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 cohosts and performers. Wed, Jun, 22, Arts in the Park - Nicole Edwards and the Puppet Affair 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed, Jun, 22, Junction Open Mic Night 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Wed, Jun, 22, Arts in the Park - Anger Management 7:00 PM LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed, Jun, 22, Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jun, 22, Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

GENERAL EVENTS

Mon, Jun, 13 - 17 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. 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, Yukon Art Tasters with Leslie Leong 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week learn how to take better travel photos. Thu, Jun, 16, Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Mark 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Thu, Jun, 16, Exploring Justice Play Reading Series 3:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre 393-2676 Thu, Jun, 16, Theatre with Susie Anne - After School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Thu, Jun, 16, Ta’an Kwach’an Family BBQ 4:30 PM Robert Service Campground Thu, Jun, 16, Dungeons and Dragons Teen Drop-in (Thursdays) 4:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Dungeons & Dragons: Role-play and craft a fantasy adventure every Thursday! Free, drop in program for teens (13 and up). No experience necessary, drinks, snacks, and all supplies provided. Whitehorse Public Library meeting room. 667-5239 Thu, Jun, 16, Yukon Party BBQ Riverdale North 5:00 PM Grey Mountain Primary School 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, My Brain is Plastic 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A coming of age story about a girl and her troubles, this one-woman show uses the lens of neuroscience to help us realize we all have the ability to re-wire our thinking and change our habits because of our incredibly plastic brain. Thu, Jun, 16, Prophecy Fog 8:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Prophecy Fog is a personal story of place and identity. Based on a journey to the Mojave Desert to visit Giant Rock, it uses text, video, and music to weave a conscious remembering of ancient prophecies, rock teachings, and star beings.

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Fri, Jun, 17, Whitehorse Nuit Blanche 12:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon A free, all-night art festival in the heart of Whitehorse that will see the city transformed by contemporary artists, chefs and audiences. Fri, Jun, 17, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri, Jun, 17, Town Criers 12:30 PM Rotary Peace Park In one part of the city, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. A town crier receives these observations via a tablet — a modern day version of the trusty scroll. Fri, Jun, 17, Go with the Flow Fridays Arts Exploration Grade 1-7 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale Fri, Jun, 17, Town Criers 4:30 PM Rotary Peace Park In one part of the city, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. A town crier receives these observations via a tablet — a modern day version of the trusty scroll. Fri, Jun, 17, My Brain is Plastic 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A coming of age story about a girl and her troubles, this one-woman show uses the lens of neuroscience to help us realize we all have the ability to re-wire our thinking and change our habits because of our incredibly plastic brain. Fri, Jun, 17, Prophecy Fog 8:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Prophecy Fog is a personal story of place and identity. Based on a journey to the Mojave Desert to visit Giant Rock, it uses text, video, and music to weave a conscious remembering of ancient prophecies, rock teachings, and star beings. Fri, Jun, 17, Concord Floral 10:00 PM Wood Street School Concord Floral is a million square foot abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for neighbourhood kids. Something has happened there. Something that nobody can talk about. Sat, Jun, 18, 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, 18, Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat, Jun, 18, Imagination Station 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre Drop-in for some snacks and activities inspired by the Yukon Imagination Library books! All Ages Welcome 668-8698 /668-6535 Sat, Jun, 18, Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Mark 11:00 AM Whitehorse waterfront wharf Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Sat, Jun, 18, Town Criers 12:30 PM Rotary Peace Park In one part of the city, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. A town crier receives these observations via a tablet — a modern day version of the trusty scroll. Sat, Jun, 18, My Brain is Plastic 2:00 PM The Old Fire Hall A coming of age story about a girl and her troubles, this one-woman show uses the lens of neuroscience to help us realize we all have the ability to re-wire our thinking and change our habits because of our incredibly plastic brain. Sat, Jun, 18, Town Criers 4:30 PM Rotary Peace Park In one part of the city, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. A town crier receives these observations via a tablet — a modern day version of the trusty scroll. Sat, Jun, 18, DreamLab 7:15 PM The Creative Lab An art project bringing your dreams to life. Ever wondered what your dreams would look like in real life? Ever feared your nightmares would materialize and be waiting right around the corner? We at DreamLab are here to make that happen. Sat, Jun, 18, My Brain is Plastic 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A coming of age story about a girl and her troubles, this one-woman show uses the lens of neuroscience to help us realize we all have the ability to re-wire our thinking and change our habits because of our incredibly plastic brain. Sat, Jun, 18, Prophecy Fog 8:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Prophecy Fog is a personal story of place and identity. Based on a journey to the Mojave Desert to visit Giant Rock, it uses text, video, and music to weave a conscious remembering of ancient prophecies, rock teachings, and star beings. Sun, Jun, 19, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun, Jun, 19, Naturalist Summer Kickstarter 6:30 PM Beringia Centre 667-5331 Sun, Jun, 19, BioBlitz Primer 7:30 PM Beringia Centre 667-5331 Mon, Jun, 20, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Jun, 20, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon, Jun, 20, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon, Jun, 20, Andy Hooper’s Truck Fundraising BBQ 7:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum 867-668-4792 Mon, Jun, 20, The Debaters 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Now in its eleventh season on CBC Radio One, The Debaters is the hit show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic. 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Tue, Jun, 21 - 24 ACT NOW! Theatre Camp w/ Susie Anne Bartsch 8:30 AM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Jun, 21, Yukon Art Tasters with Harreson Tanner 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local artists. This week learn how to Make a Mask. Tue, Jun, 21, FREE Knitting Club 7:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Tue, Jun, 21, Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 7:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Wed, Jun, 22, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jun, 22, Haines Junction Community Market 3:00 PM Old Log Church Local growers, bakers, crafters and more gather together to sell their wares 867-335-9769 Wed, Jun, 22, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

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. Sat, Jun, 18-24 Century Flight Club Gathering Yukon Convention Bureau Whitehorse Welcomes 100 Delegates! Sat, Jun, 18, 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, 18, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sat, Jun, 18, DreamLab 7:15 PM The Creative Lab An art project bringing your dreams to life. Thu, Jun, 16, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30 Ever wondered what your dreams would look PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 like in real life? Ever feared your nightmares This drop-in includes reading time, free play and would materialize and be waiting right around the interactive activities. All Ages Welcome corner? We at DreamLab are here to make that Thu, Jun, 16, Yukon Art Tasters with Leslie happen. Leong 1:00 PM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Sun, Jun, 19, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Create Your Own Art Piece as you work with local Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. artists. This week learn how to take better travel Participants are welcome to use the studio’s photos. tools and equipment; clay and some tools are Thu, Jun, 16, Fireweed Community Market available for purchase. Every Sunday except long Outdoor Mark 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Local weekends. $5/hour. produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Sun, Jun, 19, Naturalist Summer Kickstarter Yukon art, crafted treasures and more 6:30 PM Beringia Centre 667-5331 Thu, Jun, 16, Theatre with Susie Anne - After Mon, Jun, 20, Yukon Transportation Museum School 3:15 PM Heart Of Riverdale AGM 7:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum Thu, Jun, 16, Ta’an Kwach’an Family BBQ 4:30 867-668-4792 PM Robert Service Campground Tue, Jun, 21, Steiner Study Meetings 7:00 PM Thu, Jun, 16, Dungeons and Dragons Teen Whitehorse, Yukon Explore: health and illness, Drop-in (Thursdays) 4:30 PM Whitehorse Public reincarnation, esoteric development, biodynamic Library 667-5239 Dungeons & Dragons: Role-play gardening, nutrition, and lots more. Discover one and craft a fantasy adventure every Thursday! of the most dependable reality-based arenas to Free, drop in program for teens (13 and up). No be encountered today 335-2300. experience necessary, drinks, snacks, and all Wed, Jun, 22, Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport supplies provided. Whitehorse Public Library Yukon Fear of public speaking? Try Toastmasters. meeting room. Supportive members club who will facilitate your Thu, Jun, 16, Yukon Party BBQ Riverdale North development: Public Speaking, Leadership, 5:00 PM Grey Mountain Primary School Communication. 3 clubs in Whitehorse to Fri, Jun, 17, Young Explorer’s Preschool choose from. 7am Wednesday Sport Yukon. 12 Program 10:00 AM MacBride Museum 867-667- noon Sport Yukon and 5pm Yukon College . All 2709, ext.3 parents and children explore the Welcome to observe. No obligations to join. for animal gallery together. 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No Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 obligations to join. for info: Glenn herbeeking@ Drop-in for some snacks and activities inspired hotmail.com 204 880 7245 cell or just show up! by the Yukon Imagination Library books! All Ages 204 880 7245 Welcome Wed, Jun, 22, Toastmasters 12:00 PM Sport Sat, Jun, 18, Fireweed Community Market Yukon Fear of public speaking? Try Toastmasters. Outdoor Mark 11:00 AM Whitehorse waterfront Supportive members club who will facilitate your wharf Local produce, baked goods, live plants, development: Public Speaking, Leadership, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and Communication. 3 clubs in Whitehorse to more choose from. 7am Wednesday Sport Yukon. 12 Sat, Jun, 18, Family Free Play Drop-in 12:00 noon Sport Yukon and 5pm Yukon College . All PM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 Welcome to observe. No obligations to join. for This drop-in includes story time, free play and info: Glenn herbeeking@hotmail.com 204 880 interactive activities. All Ages Welcome 7245 cell or just show up! 204 880 7245 Mon, Jun, 20, 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, 20, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 Wednesday PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. Maryhouse 504 Cook St. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Tue, Jun, 21, National Aboriginal Day & Lady of Victory Summer Solstice Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM Maryhouse 504 456-5322 Come and share in the celebration of Cook St., Big Book Study the longest day of the year at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Thursday Tue, Jun, 21 - 24 ACT NOW! 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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, Yukon Party BBQ Riverdale North 5:00 PM Grey Mountain Primary School

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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here are numerous ways to get into yoga - just ask any of the instructors at the newly-opened Soulstice Yoga Studio in Dawson City. One grew up doing sun salutations with her yoga-enthusiast mother; another took interest in hot yoga to improve her fitness levels while at university; another made it part of a recovery program following a back injury after a 400 pound glass door fell on her; and another was seeking balance in her chaotic life of shift-work stress as an air traffic controller in Ottawa. Studio Coordinator Sandy McClintock first encountered yoga when her father dropped her and her sister off at classes held at the YMCA while he went to martial arts classes. All speak of the benefits of yoga: gaining energy and strength, reducing pain and stress, obtaining greater balance

in life and finding a sense of calm and peace. “Everyone does yoga for such different reasons,” says instructor Krissy Fraughton. And while yoga classes have been offered in Dawson City for many years in a variety of different venues, the opening of the Soulstice Yoga Studio is the realization of a dream for many enthusiasts in town: a variety of styles, levels and instructors is now available in one space that is solely devoted to yoga. Operating on Second Avenue between Queen and King Streets, the Soulstice Yoga Studio offers a schedule of classes in disciplines including Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. There are already 12 instructors using the space. For Sandy McClintock, the story of Soulstice Studio is about alignment – having the right people in the right place at the

right time, and deciding to make it happen. Largely, this involved four yoga enthusiasts who took a teacher-training course in Dawson City. The 200-hour Hatha Yoga instructor’s course was of-

fered through Yukon College and taught by long-time instructor Joanne Van Nostrand, whose primary focus is on alignment. Each teacher-in-training was motivated by her own background and reasons. For McClin-

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A Passion for Yoga ... continued from page 11 ively opening a studio, did not emerge until midway through the course. “I had 47 things on my list that I wanted from this course, and opening a studio was not one of them!” McClintock says. In reality, the current operation is a labour of love. “The community desperately needed the space. I was ready to pay out-of-pocket,” McClintock says. As it is, some of the other instructors are contributing extra to ensure rent gets paid. Ultimately, McClintock hopes to construct a studio, and expand the operation. “But we recognize we live in

a small community, and it changes with the seasons... We have to be realistic about what works and what doesn’t, and make adjustments as we go.” So far though, Dawsonites have been quick off the mark. Long-time Yukoner Monna Sprokkreeff says she is delighted to have such a variety of classes and instructors available and under one roof. “It’s lovely that Sandy has made this commitment, and this space is available for the community,” Sprokkreeff says.

Yoga instructor Krissy Fraughton says that everyone does yoga for different reasons. PHOTO: courtesy of Krissy Fraughton

Joanne Van Nostrand and Sandy McClintock are yoga instructors

Clare Devenish is a Dawson-based writer.

PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy McClintock

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The Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Centre and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Centre is now open in Haines, Alaska

by Paul Rath

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n Saturday May 14th, under sunny skies, hundreds of spectators celebrated the Grand Opening of the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Centre and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Centre, amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska. The cultural heritage centre was built to house treasures of the Tlingit People, and is a treasure in and of itself. Situated in Klukwan, just north of Haines Alaska, on the shore of the Chilkat River in the shadow of the majestic Chilkat Mountains, the modern structure rises up like a longhouse of old to welcome visitors to the treasure trove inside. In 1949 a dream to build a museum that would attract visitors to Klukwan was born. Lani Hotch,

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Come On Out To the The KDCC hosts National Aboriginal Day on Tuesday, June 21

People packed the longhouse for last year’s opening ceremony

by Lori Garrison

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n June 21st the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Society will be hosting National Aboriginal Day at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. The festivities are open to the public and will include games, music, food, kids activities and cultural displays. Krista Reid, the cultural programing coordinator for the society, says they are excited about this year’s event, which she says will include, “hip-hop, storytelling, crafts and music by local artists.” This year also features a return of the jigging competition, which she says was popular last year. Jigging is a popular Northern Gwitchin event and is often set to fiddle music. Everyone is invited to participate; there will be separate age categories and prizes. The 14 Nations Hand Games Society will be giving demonstrations, as will the Aboriginal Sports Circle. Traditional Dene games will also be played, including the seal kick, a game involving kicking a seal skin ball which is raised higher and higher. NorthwesTel is sponsoring a free public feast with stew and bannock from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

and, as per tradition, elders will be served first, Reid says. Because the event falls on a Tuesday this year, there will be more evening events than on previous years. There will also be dancing and regalia to “bring to life” special objects to be used in ceremonies, she says, which the public is welcome to observe. “National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity to celebrate our heritage and spirit. It showcases the diversity of our first nations and highlights our skills. It’s an opportunity for people to see us, our arts, crafts and traditions, the things our communities are really about,” says Reid, whose own matrilineal lines are of the Haudenosaunee and Saugeen Nations of Ontario, and her husband is a member of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation. The Aboriginal Day celebration takes place on June 21st, the summer solstice, a day which First Nations respect, Reid says. “What better day to celebrate First Nations” she says, “than a day we already observe?” Opening ceremonies kick off at 12 p.m. The exact line up of events has not yet been set.

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Farewell Winter, Hello Summer

Open your door and step outside for another summer in the Yukon by Maria Gruninger

us every weekday from the end of May until the beginning of August, the Atlin Music Festival and the Dawson City Music Festival, just to mention a few. And finally, after a year of closure, the SS Klondike is opening up again. People travel thousands of miles just to see what we have right outside our door. If we just step a little bit outside of Whitehorse, Carcross offers more than just your average little town. And with the White Pass train and bus excursion connecting Carcross to the Skagway, Alaska, we have the opportunity to sit back and marvel at the beauty of the lakes, rivers and mountains in this area. Arriving in the oceanside port town of Skag-

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sually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn’t as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all look forward to the warmer days. And as the summer sun comes out and warms our skin, we bike, hike, canoe and do all those summer things. The streets become alive, music can be heard from every corner, the cafés fill with

people and the city gets it’s annual clean-up. The birds sing songs and fill the air with the happy melodies. It’s the time when people get together and have barbeques with friends, family and neighbours. When marshmallows are being grilled over an open campfire and s’mores are made. Just like mother nature, people and communities become alive, waking up from their winter sleep. Stores, restaurants, campgrounds and other places take down their “closed for the season” signs. It’s like the whole Yukon opens up its doors, big or small, to welcome summer into our lives once again.

And with the arrival of the first Condor flight from Germany, it is official that the summer season is here. People come from all over the world to experience the midnight sun and all the beautiful things the Yukon has to offer. And look around: the Yukon is not only rich in culture and beautiful museums, there is so much more. Throughout the summer there are lots of festivals: there is the Arts in the Park festival that brings music and art to

way, from there, the rest of the world is just around the corner. There is more natural beauty to experience north of Whitehorse. Seven hours north along the Klondike Highway is Dawson City, hidden from view until we actually make it around the corner. Like a time machine, Dawson has the ability to take us back for a glimpse of the olden days. It’s one of the few places where history still feels alive. The Yukon is filled with history and opportunities for everyone to have a fun and activity filled summer. Maria Gruninger is a Whitehorse-based writer.

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BEAVER CREEK Sat, Jun, 18, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Jun, 18, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Jun, 20, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Jun, 21, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Jun, 21, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS 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 Sun, Jun, 19, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviours Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Jun, 20, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation administration building Tue, Jun, 21, Management Board 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Tue, Jun, 21, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building Tue, Jun, 21, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 8673993321 Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members Tue, Jun, 21, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Jun, 21, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Jun, 21, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 22, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 821-4251 For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca Wed, Jun, 22, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jun, 22, Sewing Group 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Wed, Jun, 22, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation administration building

DAWSON CITY 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 Fri, Jun, 17, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 17, 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, 17, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Sat, Jun, 18, Midnight Sun Golf Tournament Dawson City Golf Course 993-2500 Come golf under the midnight sun at the Dawson City Golf Course! Please register by email. Sat, Jun, 18, Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race Dawson City Visitor Information Centre a marathon, 4 person marathon relay, and half marathon for runners as well as a 10 km and 5 km for runners and walkers. The event will wrap up with dinner and live entertainment in Dawson City’s Waterfront Park, located on the Yukon River. Sat, Jun, 18, 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, 18, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Solstice Music Coffeehouse 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Jun, 19, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Jun, 19, Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Lady M & her Mr. Men’s in the cocktail lounge Mon, Jun, 20, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Tue, Jun, 21, National Aboriginal Day Dawson City Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre 9936768 This FREE event features Live Music, Food, Dancing and fun for everybody! Hosted at the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre, which

celebrates the heritage and culture of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Come celebrate Aboriginal day with us Tue, Jun, 21, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School 867-993-2520 For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com Wed, Jun, 22, Zumba with Katie Pearse 5:30 PM Robert Service School 867-993-5370 Join the Zumba craze with this Latin-inspired workout! Wed, Jun, 22, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO Thu, Jun, 16, Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun, Jun, 19, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Jun, 19, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel 994-2442 with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 Wed, Jun, 22, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Jun, 22, Faro Market 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 867-994-2728 Ext 5 Handmade crafts and art, garden grown produce, and homemade baked products Wed, Jun, 22, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION Thu, Jun, 16, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 AM Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Thu, Jun, 16, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jun, 16, Tone & Stretch 12:00 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Thu, Jun, 16, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Jun, 16, YOGA 5:15 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Thu, Jun, 16, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Jun, 17, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 AM Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Fri, Jun, 17, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Jun, 17, Jammin Salmon: Celtic Tyde 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli 634-2867 Take in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery while enjoying our summer line up of Yukon Musicians Fri, Jun, 17, Jammin’ Salmon Graeme Peters (of Speed Control) 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli 8676342867 Take in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery while enjoying our summer line up of Yukon Musicians Sat, Jun, 18, Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay Dezadeash River Day Use Area The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay covers some of the most spectacular country anywhere in the world with mountain valleys, alpine passes and ocean views. The terrain is expansive, allowing riders to ride and experience flats, steep descents and long climbs. Sat, Jun, 18, Dig Into Fun - Garden Pests and their Organic Mangement 10:00 AM Spruce Cottage Farm To register please call 335-9769 or email info@sprucecottagefarm. com Sun, Jun, 19, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church 867-634-2360 Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere Mon, Jun, 20, Pilates Mat 12:00 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Mon, Jun, 20, Get Up And Go Yoga 2:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Mon, Jun, 20, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, Jun, 20, YOGA 5:15 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Jun, 21, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 AM Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Tue, Jun, 21, YOGA 12:00 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Jun, 21, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Tone & Stretch 5:15 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Jun, 21, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Jun, 22, YOGA 12:00 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Wed, Jun, 22, Junction Open Mic Night 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Wed, Jun, 22, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE Fri, Jun, 17, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Jun, 19, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 21, 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, 21, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Jun, 19, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mayo Tue, Jun, 21, Na-cho Nyak Dun Aboriginal Day Celebration Galena Park A Celebration of First Nations culture through art,

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photography and dance. There will be performances and workshops throughout the day. Tue, Jun, 21, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE Fri, Jun, 17, Learning Lions Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Sun, Jun, 19, 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, 16, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Jun, 19, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Lukes Church 867-993-5381

TAGISH 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 Fri, Jun, 17, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Beginners Yoga: Tagish 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre With instructor Lee Randell. Sat, Jun, 18, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Jun, 18, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, field hockey etc Sun, Jun, 19, Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre 399-3407 Third Sunday of every month. September 20th Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ Tue, Jun, 21, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue, Jun, 21, Stayfit: Tagish 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jun, 22, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN Sat, Jun, 18, Teslin Youth Club (Gr 7-12) 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Sun, Jun, 19, Catholic Mass/Communion Service at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission 10:30 AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Mission Sun, Jun, 19, Public Skate 2:00 PM Teslin Rec Center

WATSON LAKE Thu, Jun, 16, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Sat, Jun, 18, Watson Lake Farmers Market 12:00 PM Wye Lake Park Crafts, baking, local produce, food vendors, home based businesses, and lots of fun to be had by everyone. Sun, Jun, 19, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sun, Jun, 19, 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, 20, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Jun, 21, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake

HAINES, ALASKA Thu, Jun, 16, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Haines Thu, Jun, 16, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Jun, 17, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton

Fri, Jun, 17, Women’s Bible Study 10:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Jun, 17, Story time 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 17, Yoga w/Mandy 12:00 PM Haines Community Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Bike Relay Lawn Party Fort Seward Lodge Join us for our Saturday Yoga and Brunch plus: horseshoe tournament, water battle, congratulatory cupcakes to all relay participants! Sat, Jun, 18, Zumba Toning 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Haines Alaska 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, 18, Annual Fisherman’s Community Barbecue 6:00 PM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) 7662476 A King Salmon BBQ with music, dancing and a beer garden. Sat, Jun, 18, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Sun, Jun, 19, Bike Relay Lawn Party Fort Seward Lodge Join us for our Saturday Yoga and Brunch plus: horseshoe tournament, water battle, congratulatory cupcakes to all relay participants! Mon, Jun, 20, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Mon, Jun, 20, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jun, 20, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Cardio/strength training circuit 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Morning Muscles 6:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Senior Swim 10:00 AM Haines Community Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Haines Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Jun, 21, Vinyasa Yoga 5:30 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Earlybird Lap Swim 6:30 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Water Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Totem Pole Carving 10:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Wed, Jun, 22, Senior Exercise Class 11:15 AM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Guys Yoga 5:00 PM Haines Community Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 6:00 PM Haines Community Centre

SKAGWAY, ALASKA Thu, Jun, 16, Stick and Mat Pilates w/ Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Skagway 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 Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 16, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jun, 17, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jun, 17, SPIN Myofascial Stretch 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre w/Courtney (1⁄2 Cycle 1⁄2 Foam Roller and Stretching) ALL-Level Fri, Jun, 17, Bottoms Up 5:30 PM Historic Skagway Inn We play every third Friday night during the summer as “Bottoms Up” from 5:308:00 at The Bistro, part of the Skagway Inn. “Bottoms Up” plays a more laid back, acoustic range of music (Indigo Girls, Edward Sharp & Jimmy Buffett). Fri, Jun, 17, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 8:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Fri, Jun, 17, 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, 18, Annual Elks Summer Solstice Party Elks Lodge Skagway This fun event happens at the ball fields across the river from

town. Everyone is invited, food booths, beer garden and games. Sat, Jun, 18, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Jun, 18, Skagway Garden City Market 11:00 AM Elks Lodge Skagway Skagway Products: Jewellery, Hot Sauce, Candles, Spices, Lip Balms & Salves and more! Sat, Jun, 18, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jun, 18, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Jun, 19, Viniyoga 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Jun, 19, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Jun, 20, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 20, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Jun, 20, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 20, Windy Valley Boys 7:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Tue, Jun, 21, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Jun, 21, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jun, 21, Climbing Instruction For Belay Certification Class - Signup Required 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre (6-7:30pmInstruction/7:30-8pm Certification Checks) Tue, Jun, 21, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 22, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 22, Humpday 4:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Great BIG Pizza Wednesday nights. Wed, Jun, 22, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jun, 22, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up

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

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Hot Ticket to Ride

The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay takes place June 18 by Joanna Sharp

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rance has the Tour de France. Italy has the Giro d’Italia. And here in the Yukon, we have the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay. The relay sees cyclists ride the spectacular 238.3 km from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska. The race is split into eight legs and can be done as a relay by teams of two, four or eight people, or for the extremely ambitious, as a solo ride.

While the top three finishers in each race category are recognized, the primary focus of the event is on having a good time while challenging yourself and celebrating your community.

PHOTO: Paul Gowdie

Cyclists race through the Haines Pass during The Kluane Chikat International Bike Relay Now in its 24th year, the race is more popular than ever before. “We sold out in less than a week,” says Mike Kramer, who has been one of the principal organizers of the relay for a number of years. “We cap it at 1,200 registrants, and this year we were already at 800 within 24 hours of opening registration.” While this is certainly not the first time the race has sold out, it is a new record. “People are putting the date in their calendars months ahead of time and planning around this event,” Kramer says. “It’s a hot ticket – maybe not quite as hot as a Tragically Hip ticket – but almost.”

The organizers of the relay hope to keep the momentum going as they plan for next year’s big 25th anniversary race. Among the special events that will help celebrate this milestone will be some extra recognition for relay’s numerous volunteers. Volunteers have been at the helm of the race since the beginning and as the event has grown, so too has volunteer involvement. This year, more than 250 vol-

unteers will be pitching in. This includes members of six different community organizations, each of which will be responsible for running one of the eight checkpoints along the route. Every year, the relay invites community organizations from Whitehorse, Haines Junction and Haines to run a checkpoint in exchange for an honorarium for the organization. “It is a really great business model,” explains Kramer, “be-

cause it gives community organizations the opportunity to get involved and do some fundraising. We can cover our operational needs and, at the same time, put money back into the community.” Community groups are also behind the satellite events on race day, namely the kids’ fishing derby and the post-race 9th Annual Fishermen’s Community King Salmon barbecue, which is sponsored and hosted by local and regional fishing industry businesses. While the top three finishers in each race category are recognized, the primary focus of the event is on having a good time while challenging yourself and celebrating your community. “We want people to push themselves, but also be able to walk the next day,” laughs Kramer. “Above all, we want everyone to have a safe, fun time.” Safety is of course paramount in a road race like this, Kramer points out. “We may not be able to control the weather or the wind direction, but we can control our driving and our safety on the road.” Participants are being encouraged to buddy-up and share support vehicles and to carpool within teams as much as possible in order to cut down on the number of vehicles that will be on the road during the race. For more information go to KCIBR.org or email info@kcibr.org. Joanna Sharp is a Whitehorsebased writer. Contact her via editor@whatsupyukon.com.

Public Presentation

Why care about energy? Making informed decisions about energy. In an informal discussion, speaker Colleen Mitchell, President of Atlantica Centre for Energy, will speak about our need for energy, the interconnection of energy with our daily lives, and the future impacts of the energy decisions we make in our communities today. Date:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Time:

7 pm

Location: Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Kilometer 1423 (Mile 886), Alaska Hwy Cost:

Free!

Colleen Mitchell’s career has spanned the energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors. In her role as the current President of Atlantica Centre for Energy, she aims to foster information exchange and dialogue with communities to better understand energy opportunities and their consequences. She also moderates energy-related programs at the University of New Brunswick-Saint John College.

For more information, contact Energy, Mines and Resources’ Oil and Gas branch by email at oilandgasconversation@gov.yk.ca or at 867-393-7042 or toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 7042.


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JUNE 24 & 25 - A Klondike Cabin Companion UPCOMING EVENTS Join us for a comedic radio show performed LIVE at the KIAC Ballroom. Follow the tale of a greenhorned Cheechako as he makes it through his first year in the North. With special guest performances by Al Simmons and Carolyn Mark, this is a show not to be missed! Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door (available at KIAC or Maximilian’s). For more info: 867-993-3075

Come Visit Us:

Triple J Hotel

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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

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Aboriginal Day Celebrations “Solstice St-Jean” Celebrations Botany Days Yukon River Quest Canada 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.

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 are open. See you at the Zho!

Aloha Tacos

Gold Rush Campground

Canada's most northern taco stand! A daily variety of lunch options, sides, and refreshing beverages, created by hand and complemented by fresh local ingredients. Something different in Dawson. AlohaDawson.com

KIAC

Live Bluegrass + ODD Gallery Opening June 28: Music workshops w/The Foggy Hogtown Trio June 29: The Foggy Hogtown Trio & Annie Lou at the KIAC Ballroom June 30: Joi Arcand artist talk & THROUGH THAT WHICH IS SCENE opening KIAC.ca

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Klondike Kate's Cabins & Restaurant

Stay with us while in Dawson City! Enjoy the privacy of your own cabin where rustic elegance meets modern comfort! Enjoy delicious food at the restaurant, either inside of on our great patio. KlondikeKates.ca


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Easy Riders

The 2016 Dust 2 Dawson gathering converges in Dawson City on June 16, 17 By Gaby Sgaga

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ext Thursday up to 300 motorcyclists will descend on Dawson City for the 29th gathering of Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride. Dick Van Nostrand, a long time Dawsonite, helps organize the gathering. He’s been involved since almost the beginning. “We had just bought the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City in 1995, when I met some guys up from Anchorage on a lark and going for a ride. We all enjoyed motorcycles and it was fun to hang out with them at the hotel,” he says. Van Nostrand was inspired by the riders’ journey, bought a new bike and soon after and met his new friends in Alaska to ride back to Dawson with them. Eventually, they started talking about holding an annual event. “We thought we should call it something, talked about how dusty the ride to Dawson could be, and decided to call it Dust 2 Dawson,” he says. The following year, in 1987, Van Nostrand decided to reserve the dining room of his hotel in order to hold a banquet dinner during the gathering weekend and ended up with about a dozen participants. Eventually, he says, the gathering outgrew the dining room, so he added on an outdoor deck, which soon became too small as

well. As the event gained popularity and more people joined in, Van Nostrand booked the conference room, which has a maximum capacity of 65 people. A few years later, he had to move the banquet to the Palace Grand Theatre, which holds up to one 150 people, and for the last five years he’s been booking the hockey arena. “Last year, there were approximately 260 booked for our banquet steak dinner,” he says. The gathering took off, Van Nostrand says, after they posted an invitation on the website Adventure Rider. “We posted on the site and the whole thing just exploded. It used to be mostly Alaskans, but now people come from all over the world.” Van Nostrand emphasizes that nothing about the gathering is formal or official. He bristles at the word rally and emphasizes the weekend is more about meeting old friends and making new friends in the friendly atmosphere of Dawson City. Most riders show up and gather informally on Thursday. On Friday, there are activities available. The Poker Run starts at noon, a silent auction runs all day, the banquet is around 6 p.m., and after the banquet, there are the Street Games, which include skill testing events such as slow riding around

cones, blindfold riding, the wiener bob and many more. The games are held in the parking lot of the Triple J Hotel. The finale, the posting of that year’s decal on the bikes and group picture, takes place at midnight, just after the games. By the next day, it’s all over and most of the riders are on their way. Van Nostrand no longer owns the Downtown Hotel, but the riders he met there in the beginning, as well as many others over the years, have become personal friends. “I like being a host,” he says. “My house becomes a hangout.” It’s great fun, he adds, mostly because there is no structure to it. “A rally is too groupie and formal,” he says with a twinkle in his eye. “This is a gathering of likeminded motorcycle enthusiasts.” For more information on Dust 2 Dawson, go ADVRider.com, check out the Facebook page, or email Dick Van Nostrand at TheDick@ me.com. 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.

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Out of the Rec Room

The Woodshed Acoustic Music Workshop helps musicians learn to play well with others by Ken Bolton

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cott Wilson doesn’t credit either ‘50s TV host Arthur Godfrey or campy falsetto Tiny Tim with the current popularity of the humble ukulele. Instead, the Whitehorse musician thinks it likely stems from a few years back, when Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s hauntingly beautiful medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World” became a YouTube sensation. “The ukulele has had an amazing resurgence. It’s often thought of as a toy instrument, but I have heard ukulele performers who are as virtuosic on that instrument as any jazz player that I’ve seen on guitar, or any other instrument,” he says. Wilson and Jen Edwards are co-organizers of the annual Woodshed Yukon Acoustic Music Workshop, which will run this year from June 23-27 at Sundog Retreat on the North Klondike Highway. Aaron Keim’s ukulele classes were among the first to fill up, Wilson says, along with the mandolin classes offered by Andrew Collins and the music camp’s first-ever classes in clawhammer banjo, taught by Chris Coole. “Traditionally the offering was always the bluegrass style banjo playing, the Earl Scruggs style of banjo. We didn’t offer that this year, so it’s pretty exciting to see all of these new players come out on the clawhammer banjo.” Collins and Coole are members of the Foggy Hogtown Boys, who played at this year’s Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival. This year’s teaching roster also includes their bandmates Chris Quinn (guitar)

Members of the banjo class at the 2015 Woodshed Acoustic Music Workshop (l. to r.) Ray Tucker, Lisa Christensen, Ellie Sharman, instructor Ray Baugus and Sara Nielsen and Max Heinemann (lead and harmony vocals). Now in its 12th year, the music camp started as an outgrowth of the annual bluegrass festival in Haines Junction. In 2011, Wilson and then-partner Kim Winnicky decided to broaden the focus from bluegrass to a range of acoustic music styles. “It’s all about music, so we don’t need to necessarily have a label on it, in terms of the longterm sustainability of the camp,” he explains. While the 10 instructors this year are all accomplished performers in their own right, Wilson stresses that isn’t necessarily what he looks for as an organizer. “I think it’s a truism in any profession that some people are very

good at their profession, but they may not be equally as good at teaching,” he explains. “Our goal was to really try and up the ante both in terms of quality and consistency of teaching. So we often wouldn’t necessarily want to know their performance biography or resume, but we always wanted to know their teaching resume.” Other instructors at the camp include former Yukoner Anne Louise Genest (lead and harmony vocals), Max Weiner (double bass), as well as Kristin Andreassen (guitar) and Rayna Gellert, both known as players the renowned old-time band, Uncle Earl. Fiddler Sammy Lind and guitarist Nadine Landry will act as “rovers”, organizing the camp’s

nightly slow jams, assisting the instructors, and sitting in as players during the bass classes. “Sometimes it’s lonely with four or five basses just plunking away, so they might have one of the rovers come in with a guitar and sing, so that they can play along to certain tunes, that kind of thing,” Wilson says. “Maybe an individual will be struggling a little bit, feeling they’re in over their head, or maybe they’re not feeling challenged enough. If we can identify that early, then the rovers will help provide some additional instruction.” Although other music camps have larger enrollments and offer instruction in a wider variety of instruments, Wilson likes the

intimacy and more personalized instruction available at the Yukon camp, which is limited to 64 paricipants. “A big part of a camp experience is meeting other musicians, learning how to play with people, because that’s really kind of the ultimate goal. It’s a bit lonely sitting in your rec room playing your guitar, and singing to yourself.” As in other years, Wilson expects the Sunday afternoon student concert to be a highlight of the event, along with the band scramble that puts people and instruments together to form temporary bands. “With one of the instructors as a mentor, they’re basically left to pick a tune, arrange it and then perform it for their fellow registrants and a few family and friends who come to attend.” Following this year’s workshop, Genest’s band, Annie Lou, which includes Collins and Heinemann, as well as former Whitehorse fiddler Sarah Hamilton, will give a concert on Monday, June 27, at the Old Fire Hall. With the addition of Coole on the bill, the event will be called Annie Lou and the Foggy Hogtown Boys. The next night, they will perform in the Oddfellows Hall in Dawson City. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. More information about the Woodshed Acoustic Music Workshop, including instructor biographies, can be found at www. yukonwoodshed.com. Ken Bolton is a freelance writer who lives southeast of Whitehorse.

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attached to the wooden beams above us. “They’re souvenirs, all from different places” Sid says while pointing towards the banners attached to the ceiling. “You don’t see them anymore.” From Disneyland to small lodges along the Alaska Highway, banners were the go-to souvenirs for

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all attractions. “They were like collecting license plates, lots of people collected them.” The fact that they were specific to a place, site or attraction made them desirable souvenirs on many people’s travels. If they were desirable souvenirs then why did their popularity decline, I asked Grandpa. “Oh, that’s a good question. They were really popular in the mid-1960s and then started to disappear. Traveling salesmen would come up and down the highway every spring, at least one or two of them. They would come by and take orders and then send the product. I think they were from Vancouver. The banners used to

be made locally in Canada, but import of cheaper products started, I think maybe that’s why they weren’t popular anymore - after they were replaced by imported products.” Sid decides to make his way into the house to find additional banners. “I had a few made up for Mountain View,” he says. “These are the only ones I have from up here.” He shows me the banners for Mile 1128: Mountain View Lodge, which Sid and his family owned; Mile 1167: Rover’s Inn; and Whitehorse, Yukon. These banners represent a part of Yukon’s souvenir tourism history. “I think I have 10 banners,”

Sid stops to think, “Yeah, close to that.” Most of the banners he collected throughout the 1960s and ‘70s are displayed in Sid’s garage, with the Yukon banners inside to protect them from wear and tear. I remember enjoying the banners when I was a child because of their vibrant colours as well as Sid’s numerous Flintstones and Disney themed banners. Sid collected the Disneyland banners in the 1970s when he drove his family from Mile 1128 of the Alaska Highway to Anaheim, California. Find Sid at Beaver Creek’s Visitor Information Centre throughout the summer months and request a tour! Sid van der Meer recounts stories to his granddaughter Teresa van der Meer-Chassé.

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