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How Two Pierres had an Adventure in the Yukon S
teve Pitt came to the Yukon in 1982 to attend his sister’s wedding. She was marrying Dal Fry, son of Art and Margie Fry. That’s part of how Art ended up as a character in Steve’s book, The Wail of the Wendigo. The book is a young adult adventure novel that brings two kids named Pierre into contact with Fry, famed bush pilot Wop May, a mad trapper or two, survivors of the Franklin expedition and a Hӓn family escaping the clutches of residential school. This book is subtitled “An Early Adventure of Pierre Trudeau”, and is number five in a series called Leaders and Legacies, in which a succession of our prime ministers have been involved in youthful mysteries. The series was created, and has been mostly written, by Roderick Benns. So far these have featured John Diefenbaker, John. A. Macdonald, Paul Martin and Richard Bennett. When Benns was ready to insert Trudeau into this scheme (what with Trudeau Junior’s ascendency) he contacted Pitt, who was known to have an interest in history and a northern connection, having done some mining with the Frys, as well as a bit of farming (herding geese, he says) nearer to Whitehorse. With that in mind, Pitt decided to cobble up a fictional teenaged meeting between Pierre Trudeau and Pierre Berton, set in the 1930s, around the time that the Mad Trapper of Rat River was active. That this did not happen in real life is made clear in the Fiction or Fact section at the end of the book, something that is an essential element of each of these books. While part of the aim of the series is to make elements of Canadian history more exciting, the creators feel it is important not to emulate the Americans and make up biographies out of whole cloth. “Canadians do a really terrible job of telling history,” says Pitt. “They make it very dry and academic. Look at the Americans and the British. They popularize a lot of their characters, their historical figures. It may be that most of what they know about George Washington or Abraham Lincoln is fiction, but at least they know who they are. “I’m old enough to remember
The Wail of the Wendigo is a novel in a series meant to make Canadian history more interesting the Trudeau years, and I’d been to the Yukon so I could use that as background for the novel. Then, I’m sort of a history geek, so I’ve worked in all kinds of historical facts and figures.” The two Pierres are not really great at coping in the bush once their fathers take them out gold hunting, so Pitt has a Métis teenage girl take them under her wing and help them along. Her parents have her out in the bush to escape being carted off to school. The story is good reading and filled with all sorts of Yukon history as well as some mystical First Nations material that helps to solve the problems created by the existence of the two Wendigos. The two survivors of one of Sir
John Franklin’s expeditions were two humans transformed to near immortality and beast-like characteristics as a result of the cannibalism which we know to have been a part of both of his northern expeditions. It’s clear that Pitt had a great time writing this book, and he managed to create something that has appeal for adults as well as his target audience. Dan Davidson retired from 32 years of teaching in rural Yukon schools, but continues writing about life in Dawson City. Please send comments about his stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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lay ball!” These words will be ringing out in Dawson City this Labour Day weekend. From Sept. 2 to 5, teams from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska will converge on two ball diamonds to compete in the Labour Day Slo-Pitch Classic Tournament. This annual, mixed tournament has been a 30-year tradition in Dawson, says Dawn Kisoun, president of the Dawson Slo-Pitch Association, and organizer of the tournament. “Lots of people enjoy beer and a good ball game.” Kisoun is no stranger to baseball. Since the age of 12 she has practically lived on a ball field while growing up in Inuvik, as well as later on in Whitehorse and then Dawson City. “Baseball is life,” she says. “The rest is details.” The tournament is funded by a grant from the City of Dawson, along with sponsorship by Whitehorse Beverages. The action will be split up throughout the weekend between two locations: Minto Park in town, and Crocus Bluff, which is just outside of the city centre. The umpire in charge will make up the play schedules before the tournament starts, deciding who plays whom and where. Each team has 10 fielders; because it’s a mixed competition, five of the players must be women. Four games will be played from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at Minto Park. The round robin takes place all day Saturday at Crocus
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One of many teams during the Labour Day Slo-pitch Classic Tournament Bluff, and the final playoffs take place on Sunday. There will also be a concession at both locations where fans can buy snacks and beverages. There is a $300 entry fee, with a limit of up to 18 teams. Prizes range from $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place. Most valuable player shirts for both male and female are given out, as well as shirts for the champions.
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Kisoun points out that a Canadian team hasn’t won in 20 years. Two years ago, however, a team came close, placing third. This standing does not discourage local teams from entering the tournament. Danny Dowhal, a ball player for the West Dawson Blues, says his team is excited at the prospect of signing up for the tournament again this year. The West Dawson Blues play one to two games per week against other local teams in the Dawson Slo Pitch Mixed League. The season runs from May to September. All season, says Dowhal, the team keeps the goal of the tournament in mind as they strive hard to play their best and hone their skills. Normally, the winner of the Dawson league get to enter the tournament for free. As the final game is being held after Labour Day this year and the winner will therefore be unknown during the
classic tournament, Dowhal’s team will pay the entry fee in order to participate. “The Dawson League is competitive, with a mix of skills and levels,” he says. “It’s recreational and fun. Playing against some really good teams during the tournament will force us to play to the max of our abilities. We’re looking forward to that challenge.” Registration for the Labour Day Slo Pitch Classic Tournament closed on Aug. 21. For more information contact the Klondike Visitors Association at 867-993-5575. 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 email@example.com.
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would have loved to have had midwifery care and a home birth for all my pregnancies, but that wasn’t possible,” says Christine, a Whitehorse resident. When she was pregnant with her first baby and two months away from her due date she noticed some back pain that turned into premature labour. She was ﬂown by medevac to Kelowna where her water broke the next day and she gave birth to her daughter Isabelle after a short labour. It was a frightening experience and at first she was in denial that it was happening, but when it was clear that she was giving birth she tried to focus on the excitement of meeting her baby instead of the fear. The birth went really well and even though Isabelle was two months early she weighed a healthy four pounds and seven and-a-half ounces. She breathed and cried right away and both Christine and her husband Roger were able to hold and greet her. The heartbreak came when Isabelle was put in the intensive care unit and had to stay in hospital for six weeks with limited time for her parents to hold her and take care of her. “It was a really hard time,” Christine says. “My baby had to spend her first Christmas in the hospital and I cried a lot. When we finally got home, I carried her on me for two months and wouldn’t put her down!” One-and-a-half years later the next baby was on its way. Ten
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Christine with her family. Kip, the youngest child, was born in Whitehorse weeks before the due date Christine was again sent by medevac for threatening premature labour. This time the doctors in Vancouver discharged her right away because it was a false alarm. She was not allowed to return to Whitehorse, however, and had to stay in Vancouver for what ended up to be an expensive six weeks. The whole family stayed at the Ronald McDonald house and were grateful that this was available to them. Baby Colton came three-and-a-half weeks early at BC Women’s Hospital after a short labour.
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Midwifery is regulated and funded in BC, and Christine had a midwife to support her during this birth, which she really enjoyed. Colton, who weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and nursed right away, did so well that they got discharged the next day and the family ﬂew right home to the Yukon. When Christine was pregnant with baby number three she was determined. “I told the doctors from the start that I am not going to ﬂy anywhere unless this baby is really on its way! I worked really hard to be my own advocate and
stay in Whitehorse this time.” After two premature babies, planning a homebirth for her third child was not an option. Christine chose to give birth in the hospital, but this meant she could not have a midwife provide her primary care. In the Yukon, midwives can provide mothers with primary care for births at home, but not in the hospitals. This is because we are one of the last jurisdictions in Canada that doesn’t have regulations or health care funding for midwifery. Christine is an active member of CMAY (Community Midwifery
Association of Yukon) an association that has been promoting the implementation of midwifery regulations in the Yukon. Christine hired Kathleen Cranfield, a local midwife, to act as her doula and felt very supported by her throughout her pregnancy and birth. Baby Kip was born one beautiful Yukon night with dusky sky and midnight sun – after a few false alarms and finally another short labour. The whole family was able to be together and Christine had a great birth in Whitehorse at last. “I just love having children,” Christine says. “Giving birth is the most empowering and rewarding experience I have ever had.” But this is only the beginning. Three children are about to grow up in our beautiful Yukon. “There is nothing more earthy and organic than being present at a birth, and when it is your own, the imprint left upon you is relived over and over again. Having children makes one cherish the little things in life – like having tea parties and playing with sticks and mud. Reliving the excitement of childhood through my children is so special!” What’s your story? If you are interested in having your Yukon birth story published, please contact me. Christina Kaiser is a Yukon midwife. If you are interested in sharing your Yukon birth story with her please contact email@example.com.
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Until- Oct, 29, The Art of the Ordinary: us-centric Photography Arts Underground The images in this exhibit, drawn from a number of collections of Yukon Archives, are collectively known as “vernacular” photographs. Vernacular photography is a term that encompasses a wide range of photographic practices and is essentially everything that ﬁne art photography is not – ordinary, popular, everyday images. Sep, 8- Nov, 25, Our Home is Our Gallery Yukon Arts Centre. Yukon Arts Centre will host a guest curator for the September 8 November 26 exhibit entitled Our Home is Our Gallery.
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Not for Novices: Beyond Beginner Picking
Yukon’s Best Friend:
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fter you’ve picked your first few batches of mushrooms, and haven’t landed in the hospital, you’ll find the mushroom conversation branches into themes of field testing, drying, and alternate uses, such as medicines, dyes and crafts. The best mushrooming advice I ever got was from experienced mushroom picker Esa Ekdahl. She told me to start by harvesting only one type of mushroom that I could positively identify. Over twenty plus years of picking I’ve added species to the mix as my confidence and familiarity grew. I use the popular field guide All the Rain Promises… And More by David Arora. It opens with sound advice, such as caution against mixing wild mushrooms with red wine; cook your harvest because wild mushroom are really hard on the stomach; and don’t bother with skimpy specimens. There’s plenty of local knowledge on Facebook, like the group Yukon Shroomers. Members of the group are ready to help each other identify new finds and uses. They tend to keep quiet about favourite mushroom patches, but that’s to protect them from overpicking. To pluck or cut? This debate rages through the mushroom picking world. Europeans told me to cut mushrooms so they can regrow. First Nation friends ask, “So we’ve been doing it wrong for thousands of years?” Mushrooms have long taproots and a natural break point just below the surface of the soil. Since I usually forget my knife, I dig down to get a firm grip low on the stem and wiggle the mushroom free, like a loose tooth. In general, fatally poisonous mushrooms aren’t found in the Yukon, but there are plenty that will make a person sick. In the event of stomachache or vomiting after eating wild mushrooms go to the hospital or call 9-1-1. Don’t wait for it to get worse.
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100 feet from my house: The Prince, which is a choice agaricus with the tell-tale chocolate brown gills; an orange Lactarius that I use for salted mushroom caps; and a coral mushroom. I couldn’t identify the specimens on the left to my satisfaction so I rejected them. My personal edibility test starts with a sniff under the cap. Does it smell like something I’d like to eat? If so, I wet my lips, break off a small piece and wipe it on my mouth. If my lip goes numb or feels like it was just frozen at the dentist, I toss it. Lastly, I chew a small piece, taste it, spit it out – and wait. Is there a bitter ﬂavour? Peppery? Antiseptic? If it tastes pleasant, I take it home for visual comparison with my mushroom books. Mushrooms can be wormy, but careful trimming gets rid of most. If I fry the mushrooms to eat immediately, residual worms will shrivel up and die. During ovendrying, the worms become dust. After picking and trimming, I dunk each piece – fast – in a bath of a capful of lemon juice mixed with a cup or two of water. It helps kill worms, keep the colour, and results in a more appealing reconstituted product. Then I dry them.
Out of respect, I give thanks when picking. After all, I don’t plant and cultivate this stuff, Mother Nature does. And I stick to my private property or known public open undeveloped space. If I want access to my neighbour’s horse field, or another nation’s traditional territory, I’ll ask. Also, I don’t pick in parks – national, territorial or municipal – especially if I plan on selling my surplus. Did I say sell mushrooms? Ask around and there’s interest. Local restaurants, such as Café Balzam, buy quantities of mushrooms and other country foods. Start building good experiences right now with the cooler lateseason mushrooms. To learn what these are, check out your favourite guidebook, site or app. Happy picking.
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ushroom season starts in spring. On a hike at the end of May, I came upon some black morels. In the Yukon, morels usually only grow where there has been a recent fire, although I’ve found them growing other places. With the warm weather and rain this year, I have been picking mushrooms in earnest since the beginning of July. My family and I eat all of the
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This is commonly known as the meadow mushroom. Spore print dark. The colour of the gills range from pink to chocolate brown. Once you know this one by heart it is easy to identify. It’s a very popular mushroom.
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Mushrooms in the Yukon ... cont’d SARCODON IMBRICATUS This one is commonly known as the scaly hedgehog. Look for the pancakes – Dutch pancakes, that is, lying on the moss. These mushrooms are often a foot in diameter and can fill up your freezer fast.
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by Nicole Bauberger I wrote this in 2013 for Dave Mossop at Yukon College as part of my course requirements for NOST 201, A natural history of the North. However, it had been rattling around in my head for some time. Please do not use this to identify a mushroom; get expert advice.
’m going to tell you the story of my very personal relationship with a mushroom. I had met Lactarius deliciosus a few times at a friend’s place. Julie Frisch was, at that time, a natural history interpreter in the Tombstone Territorial Park, spending summers in an old cabin a short ways up the Dempster Highway. Julie calls this mushroom “orange delicious”. It’s also known as a saffron milk cap or red pine mushroom. I had happily dined on eggs, rice and mushrooms as her guest. But at that time, that mushroom was more her friend than mine. One September, when Julie had returned to Hillcrest from her cabin, the mushrooms were so plentiful she
just couldn’t keep them to herself. So we went out walking with serrated knives and paper bags lining our cloth ones. She introduced me to the mushrooms and where to find them. Different people learn in different ways, but I think learning an edible mushroom from another person is the best way to do it. I’m not the kind of person who by nature reads manuals or field guides. Besides, lists in a book don’t necessarily correspond readily to local knowledge. Knowing from Julie that this was the only mushroom in the area that exudes orange sap when it’s cut is knowledge not only of this mushroom, but of the other mushrooms behind my house. Walking with her in the mushroom’s natural habitat, seeing which ones she finds and which ones look similar but aren’t quite right, yields a more certain way of knowing. Besides, Julie is in herself evidence of the authority of her knowledge; she has eaten these mushrooms avidly for years and she is still alive. When I see this mushroom, I recog-
nize it as a whole, as a friend, instead of listing its traits. I listen for it, and imagine that it calls out to me. I feel that it’s my mushroom. I cook with this mushroom differently than Julie does. Julie dries them and adds them to rice, but that treatment changes the ﬂavour into something different than the mushroom I love. I fry them in butter, and the orange sap emerges and blends with the butter in a rich orange sauce-like liquid. Often I add a small amount of soy sauce, whose salt draws the sap out further. Even cooked they have a crunch to them among all this richness. I’ve discovered the mushroom is wonderful on pizza and a complete waste of time battered and deep fried. If I’m feeling really fancy, I add whipping cream and make a cream reduction, into which I nestle chicken thighs cooked with just salt and pepper so the top skin is crispy. I did mention that my relationship with this mushroom is a kind of love affair, right?
But it’s only physical for maybe six weeks per year. One fall I was trying to control myself, thinking I should leave the mushrooms alone for a couple of days, let them recover after a rain, give them some space. But then I came upon one growing right in the middle of the path, where someone was just going to step on it anyway. It’s easy to dream that this is a kind of dialogue. So I threw my aloofness to the wind and just enjoyed the too-brief moment of its fruiting. This does not mean I forget my mushroom when the paths are full of snow. All winter I walk there, dreaming of the mushroom’s mycelium under the snow. The vegetative part of a mushroom, the mycelium, can be enormous, with vast regions of white threads sewn through the leaf mould, like neurons in a wide-spread brain. I wonder if my mushroom dreams in the winter. I know I dream of it. Nicole Bauberger is a painter, writer and performer living in Whitehorse.
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CARCROSS Mondays and Wednesdays Carcoss Public Swim 2:00 PM-5:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00PM at the Carcross Pool Tuesdays and Thursdays Carcoss Public Swim 3:00 PM-5:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00PM at the Carcross Pool Thu, Sep, 1, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Sep, 1, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu, Sep, 1, Sewing Group 6:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Sep, 1, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Mon, Sep, 5, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Tue, Sep, 6, Management Board 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Tue, Sep, 6, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Tue, Sep, 6, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue, Sep, 6, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Sep, 6, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Sep, 6, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Sep, 7, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Sep, 7, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Sep, 7, Sewing Group 6:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Wed, Sep, 7, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Sep, 8, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Sep, 8, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Sep, 8, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu, Sep, 8, Sewing Group 6:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Sep, 8, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator
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Strange Things Done” Walking Tour Dawson City Visitor Information Centre Two Tour Times: 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Find out how much stranger than ﬁction the truth really is while wandering through the historical core of this amazing town. Camp Cheechako 3:00 pm Dawson City Museum In this interactive live theatre program, visitors become a part of history as they take on the role of Klondike Stampeders in the second wave of the Klondike Gold Rush circa 1899. Commissioner’s Residence Leisure Viewing 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Dawson City Visitor Information Centre Experience the grandeur of the ofﬁcial residence of the Commissioner of the Yukon restored to its 1914 splendour. Throughout the decades it also served as a hospital, and as the home of one of the Yukon’s most intriguing and inﬂuential. Interrupter available. Dawson Behind the Scenes Tour 3:30 pm Dawson City Visitor Information Centre you will have the opportunity to step behind the facades and see and touch the objects which inform the history. Dawson City Then & Now Walking Tour 9:30 am Dawson City Visitor Information Centre Explore this unique town with your Parks Canada guides, and get a sense of what life is and was like here. See the spots where life really happens in Dawson City, both in gold rush times, and in present day. Diamond Tooth Gerties Can Can Shows Diamond Tooth Gerties Three shows a night: 8:30 PM, 10:00 PM, and Midnight NEW: Escape Room 2:00 PM Commissioner’s Residence Film: City of Gold (1957) Dawson City Museum Three Show Times: 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM Gold Bottom Mine Tours Gold Bottom Tour a working mine, try your luck at gold panning. 3 hour tours two start times: 8:00 AM & 1:00 PM Gold Panning 10:00 am Claim 33 Try gold panning (gold guaranteed), and museum
Gold Panning -- Free Claim Claim #6 Pan for gold on our free claim! Bring your own equipment and try your hand panning on a real claim, anytime. Miners’ Meeting 12:00 pm Dawson City Museum This 20 minute piece of theatre, happening every day in the North Gallery, tells the true life trial and sentencing of suspected murderer Frank Leslie. Don’t miss your chance to help bring history to life! Nature Walk with the Poetry of Robert Service Robert Service Cabin You’ll learn about Service’s quirky personality and hear some of his unforgettable poems as you go. 7:30 PM. Public Swim 1:15 pm Dawson City Pool Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Rockerbox & Gold Pour Demonstration Dawson City Museum Two Tour Times: 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM Come see a demonstration of one of the important steps in the placer mining process, and maybe give it a try for yourself! Self Guided Audio Walking Tour 9:00 am Dawson City Visitor Information Centre Take a self guided tour through Dawson with a mp3 player that is available in English, Francais and Deutsch. S.S. Keno 12:30 pm S.S.Keno Steam-powered riverboats like the Keno fueled the gold rush, burning thousands of cords of wood stashed at riverside camps, pushing cargo-laden barges until roadways retired them in the 1950s. The S.S. Keno is a riverboat typical of that era. The Adventurous Life of Robert Service 1:00 pm Robert Service Cabin Meet a costumed guide who will enthral you with Service’s lilting verse and fascinating tidbits about the humble yet extraordinary man’s life. Ask questions, and step into Service’s cabin. Train Shelter Tour Dawson City Museum Three Tour Times: 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM Interpretive staff are available in the train shelter to answer any questions you might have about these delightful relics of Dawson’s golden age. What a RUSH! Walking Tour 4:30 pm Dawson City Visitor Information Centre Klondike Gold Rush 101: A must for history buffs- all you ever wanted to know about the event that forever changed the land and people, fuelled by the desire for GOLD. You may think you know all about Dawson, just as those ﬁrst intrepid rushers did… Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays Public Swim 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM Dawson City Pool Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Public Swim 3:30-5:00 And 6:00 - 8:00 Thu, Sep, 1-6 Abstract Painting with Cold Wax and Oils Workshop 9:30 am KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Explore the softly impasto medium of cold wax and discover how to create layered, expressive surfaces using various tools and techniques in this lively workshop Thu, Sep, 1, Goldensides Guided Hike 7:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Sep, 1, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Sep, 2, Labour Day Mixed Slo-pitch Tournament Minto Park This annual slo-pitch tournament attracts quality teams from all over the North. Stop by Minto Park to watch some great slo-pitch, cheer for your favourite team, or to get a something tasty from the concession. 993-5575 firstname.lastname@example.org Fri, Sep, 2, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Sep, 2, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Sep, 2, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Sep, 2, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, Sep, 2, Campﬁre Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Sep, 3, Labour Day Mixed Slo-pitch Tournament Minto Park This annual slo-pitch tournament attracts quality teams from all over the North. Stop by Minto Park to watch some great slo-pitch, cheer for your favourite team, or to get a something tasty from the concession. 993-5575 kva@ dawson.net Sat, Sep, 3, Alpine Hike 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Sep, 3, Dawson City Farmers Market 11:00 am Community Shelter on Front Street Sat, Sep, 3, 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, Sep, 3, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Sep, 3, YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 pm YTG Property management building Sun, Sep, 4, Labour Day Mixed Slo-pitch Tournament Minto Park This annual slo-pitch tournament attracts quality teams from all over the North. Stop by Minto Park to watch some great slo-pitch, cheer for your favourite team, or to get a something tasty from the concession. 993-5575 kva@ dawson.net Sun, Sep, 4, North Klondike River Walk 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Mon, Sep, 5, Labour Day Mixed Slo-pitch Tournament Minto Park This annual slo-pitch tournament attracts quality teams from all over the North. Stop by Minto Park to watch some great slo-pitch, cheer for your favourite team, or to get a something tasty from the concession. 993-5575 kva@ dawson.net Mon, Sep, 5, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Sep, 5, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Sep, 5, Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 pm Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Mon, Sep, 5, Campﬁre Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Tue, Sep, 6, Healthy Cooking Classes 5:30 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Community Support Centre Join the Health & Social Department for Healthy Cooking evenings in August. Learn a new vegetarian recipe each week. Contact Jen Gibbs for information at 9937100 ext. 184. Tue, Sep, 6, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Wed, Sep, 7, Bannock Making! 3:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park
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Wed, Sep, 7, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Sep, 8, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe
Thu, Sep, 8, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center
Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu, Sep, 1, Intermediate / Advanced Osteoﬁt: Tagish 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat, Sep, 3, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Sep, 3, Outdoor Sports Activities: Tagish 1:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Soccer, baseball, ﬁeld hockey etc Tue, Sep, 6, Nordic Walking: Tagish 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue, Sep, 6, Stayﬁt: Tagish 6:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed, Sep, 7, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Sep, 7, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Sep, 7, Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Sep, 8, Intermediate / Advanced Osteoﬁt: Tagish 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre
Tuesdays - Saturdays Faro Public Swim Hours: Tues-Fri 4-6, Sat 3-5 at the Faro Pool Fri, Sep, 2, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Wed, Sep, 7, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 am Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Sep, 7, Faro Market 4:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Handmade crafts and art, garden grown produce, and homemade baked products 867-9942728 Ext 5 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, Sep, 7, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Sep, 8, Environment Club 3:45 pm Del Van Gorder School
HAINES JUNCTION Daily Shakwak Pool - Family Swim 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Daily Shakwak Pool - Lane Swim 7:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Daily Shakwak Pool - Public Swim 6:00 pm Haines Junction Community Centre Also Open for the public Daily 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Thu, Sep, 1, Operation Nanook Haines Junction Community Centre An Earthquake Event & Emergency Response Exercise to test our Community Emergency Communication Systems, Procedures and Plans, and allow simulations of catastrophic events. Thu, Sep, 1, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Thu, Sep, 1, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Sep, 1, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Sep, 1, Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Sep, 1, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri, Sep, 2, Operation Nanook Haines Junction Community Centre An Earthquake Event & Emergency Response Exercise to test our Community Emergency Communication Systems, Procedures and Plans, and allow simulations of catastrophic events. Fri, Sep, 2, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Fri, Sep, 2, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Mon, Sep, 5, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 6, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Tue, Sep, 6, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 6, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed, Sep, 7, Junction Open Mic Night 6:00 pm Village Bakery and Deli Wed, Sep, 7, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed, Sep, 7, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Sep, 8, Shakwak Pool - Moms and Tots 9:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays Thu, Sep, 8, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Sep, 8, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Sep, 8, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School
KENO CITY Fri, Sep, 2-4, 3rd Annual Keno Gras 12:00 am Keno City Hotel Featuring Hoarfrost, Black Iron Blossom, Hot Special, Kitten Puppy and more
MARSH LAKE Fri, Sep, 2, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Sep, 3, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Sep, 3, Knitting circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Bring your needles, yarn and knit with us every Saturday at 1p.m 660-4999 marshlake@ gmail.com Sun, Sep, 4, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 6, 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, Sep, 6, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 6, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre
MAYO Tue, Sep, 6, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus
MOUNT LORNE Fri, Sep, 2, Learning Lions - Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083 Sun, Sep, 4, Mt. Lorne Growers Group 1:00 pm Wheaton River Gardens A seasonal approach to gardening skills that will help you grow food. To register, contact Agnes 667-7083 or Email lmca@ northwestel.net 667-7083 email@example.com
OLD CROW Thu, Sep, 1, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Fri, Sep, 2, Sushi Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Tue, Sep, 6, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center
TESLIN Daily Teslin Lake Bird Observatory Teslin Lake Government Campground 15 km north of Teslin. Open at sunrise for 6 Hours. Get up close and personal with a variety of migrating birds while watching the bird banders at work. Park at the large brown cook shelter, follow the adjacent foot trail down to the lake shore and follow the sign-age.
WATSON LAKE Daily at 1, 2, 3, 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 pm Yukon`s Northern Lights Showtimes Northern Lights Center Features the amazing phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts state-of-the-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Thu, Sep, 1, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Sat, Sep, 3, 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. Mon, Sep, 5, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Sep, 6, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. 536-2125 Tue, Sep, 6, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 pm Town of Watson Lake Thu, Sep, 8, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together!
HAINES Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM. No Swim Sundays Mon-Thu Haines Public Library Open 10:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Haines Borough Public Library Hours: Mon-Thu 10-9 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30 | 766-2545 Mondays/Wednesdays/ Fridays Totem Pole Carving 10:00 am Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre with Master Carver, Jim Heaton Thu, Sep, 1, Morning Muscles 7:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Sep, 2, Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament Haines Borough Alaska Labor Day weekend of disc golf call 907-766-2477 for more information. Fri, Sep, 2, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Sep, 2, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Sep, 2, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Sep, 2, Guided Bird Walks 4:00 pm American Bald Eagle Foundation We will have some bird guides and binoculars, but please bring your own if you have them. All ages are welcome 907-766-3094 Fri, Sep, 2, 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Party 8:00 pm Fort Seward Lodge Costume prizes. Cajun music and refreshments. Call 907-766-2009 for more information. Sat, Sep, 3, Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament Haines Borough Alaska Labor Day weekend of disc golf call 907-766-2477 for more information. Sat, Sep, 3, 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, Sep, 3, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Sep, 3, Haines Public Library Open 1:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sun, Sep, 4, Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament Haines Borough Alaska Labor Day weekend of disc golf call 907-766-2477 for more information. Sun, Sep, 4, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Sep, 4, Haines Public Library Open 1:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Sep, 5, Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament Haines Borough Alaska Labor Day weekend of disc golf call 907-766-2477 for more information. Mon, Sep, 5, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Sep, 5, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 5, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Tue, Sep, 6, Morning Muscles 7:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Sep, 6, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Tue, Sep, 6, Legion Monthly Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 6:00 pm American Legion Wed, Sep, 7, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Sep, 7, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library
Wed, Sep, 7, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Sep, 7, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Thu, Sep, 8, Morning Muscles 7:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts
SKAGWAY Thu, Sep, 1, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 1, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Sep, 1, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 1, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 1, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Sep, 2, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Sep, 2, 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, Sep, 3, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Sep, 3, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Sep, 3, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Sep, 4, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Sep, 5, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 5, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Sep, 5, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 5, Windy Valley Boys 7:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Tue, Sep, 6, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 6, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 6, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Sep, 6, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 6, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Sep, 7, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Sep, 7, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Sep, 7, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu, Sep, 8, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 8, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Sep, 8, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 8, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 8, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Beaver Creek Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 AM - St. Anne Church Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Carcross Wednesdays 7:30 PM. Library Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Carmacks Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Dawson City Thursday 8:00 PM New Beginnings Group Richard Martin Chapel Church St. Fridays 1:30 PM Health Centre Saturdays 7:00 PM Community Support Centre 9935095 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 537-3461 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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Come join the Whitehorse Community Choir Register in person at the following rehearsals WHITEHORSE COMMUNITY CHOIR AND NEPTUNES (no auditions necessary)
Monday Sept 12 and 19 at Whitehorse United Church NEPTUNES (a choir for lower voices) at 6:00 pm WHITEHORSE COMMUNITY CHOIR (a mixed choir for all voices) at 7:15 pm PERSEPHONES (auditioned choir for female voices)
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Active Interest LISTINGS Thu, Sep, 1 Red Fish, Blue Fish 6:30 pm Takhini Arena Environment Yukon ﬁsheries biologist Oliver Barker will lead an evening walk to view Kokanee Salmon in their spawning colors. We will carpool to Scout Lake (27 km, one-way). Thu, Sep, 1 Trail Run 6:30 pm Miles Canyon Bridge Miles Canyon Bridge, shuttle (Leg 2 YRTM 10km moderate) For more information call Nancy Thomson 333-0983 333-0983 Thu, Sep, 1 Public Night 7:00 pm Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club Fri, Sep, 2 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Sat, Sep, 3 Summer at Sima 12:00 pm Mount Sima Mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides, come for an adventure! Sat, Sep, 3 Mt Sima Mountain Biking 12:00 pm Mount Sima Chairlift is running for mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides ﬁrst Wednesday of each month 5pm-9pm and ﬁrst Saturday 12-5pm 867-668-4557 info@ mountsima.com
Tue, Sep, 6 5 Km Fun Run/Walk 6:00 pm F.H. Collins Secondary 2.5 - 5 km’s, for more information call Don White at 633-5671 Tue, Sep, 6 Trap Match 7:00 pm Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club Tue, Sep, 6 Contagious Mountain Bike Club: Dirt Girls 7:00 pm Multiple Locations Dirt Girls rides are group rides for any cyclist who is born as, or who identiﬁes as, a woman. All riders must be club members!, bring your membership number to sign-in before each ride. Tue, Sep, 6 Company of the White Wolf - Practice 7:00 pm Rotary Peace Park If sword-ﬁghting and medieval combat interest you, beginners and new members are always welcome to come down and join in on practice, or to just observe and ask questions. Wed, Sep, 7 Summer at Sima 5:00 pm Mount Sima Mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides, come for an adventure! Wed, Sep, 7 Summer Shred at Sima 5:00 pm Mount Sima If you haven’t checked out Joes ﬂow trail - you should.
Until Sept, 21 Building a Path to Wellness Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Your wellness journey starts with that ﬁrst step, please contact us via email or phone. 633-7850 colleen. email@example.com Thu, Sep, 1, Prana ﬂow Yoga Breath of Life Collective Wed & Fri 12:05, Tues & Thurs 5:30 Thu, Sep, 1, Ladies Night at Fassy 7:00 pm FASSY an evening of fun activities and socializing for women of all ages. 393-4948 firstname.lastname@example.org Fri, Sep, 2, 3 Days YOGA Renew / Restore Yoga with Erica A little bit of stretch, ﬂow, breath and a whole lot of restorative. Please register in advance at email@example.com. Space is very limited. 393-4440 Fri, Sep, 2, Prana ﬂow Yoga Breath of Life Collective Wed & Fri 12:05, Tues & Thurs 5:30 Fri, Sep, 2, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri, Sep, 2, Yin and Tonic Yoga 5:30 pm Breath of Life Collective Please Pre-register before attending this weekly class Sun, Sep, 4, Tonglen 10:00 am 16 Turner Crescent in Granger Mon, Sep, 5, Level 3 Yoga Intensive 6:00 am Shanti Yoga September 5th – October 28th, classes are Monday through Friday for 8 Weeks. Tap into the support of the group energy, relish the sweet taste of discipline, and enjoy the deeper mind and body connect. CYO Hall 406 Steele street and 4th avenue, 335-2457 sabu@ sabuyoga.com Mon, Sep, 5, Lunch Yoga by the River 12:00 pm Whitehorse waterfront wharf Please register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org, although drop-ins are also welcome. Mon, Sep, 5, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Sep, 5, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Sep, 5, Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Sep, 5, Yoga Foundations 5:45 pm Breath of Life Collective Mon, Sep, 5, The Jogging Yoga 6:30 pm Breath of Life Collective In this course we will enjoy half the class jogging and the other half moving through yoga.
Wed, Sep, 7 Mt Sima Mountain Biking 5:00 pm Mount Sima Chairlift is running for mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides ﬁrst Wednesday of each month 5pm-9pm and ﬁrst Saturday 12-5pm 867-668-4557 info@ mountsima.com Wed, Sep, 7 Yukon’s Great Salt Lake 5:30 pm Beringia Centre This is the place to see rare plants and unique mineralization. Join plant enthusiast and Environment Yukon biologist Bruce Bennett for a walk around this littleknown gem of the Takhini valley. Meet in the parking lot, Wed, Sep, 7 Riﬂe Silhouette Match 7:00 pm Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club Thu, Sep, 8 Public Night 7:00 pm Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club
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September 1, 2016
A Market for the Whole Community by Lily Quan
hitehorse chef and cookbook author (and What’s Up Yukon columnist) Miche Genest has a wonderful description of the Fireweed Community Market: she calls it “community glue.” Providing access to fresh local food is just one role the market plays. According to Genest, it is where people go to connect with friends and the greater community and bond over food. The last chance to hang out at the market this year is on Thursday, Sept. 15. Then we’ll have to wait until next spring, which will be the 13th year of the market. The farmers’ market serves as a weekly hub, where people gather to chat, meet farmers and other vendors, and buy local products. The Fireweed Community Market runs Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the summer months. (The last Saturday market was Aug. 20.) On a recent day, market goers could buy fresh basil and broccoli from Elemental Farms, chat up an MLA, buy earrings made of caribou antlers or have their kids identify the pelts on the fur board of the Yukon Conservation Society. There’s no hurry or rush here. Neighbours greet one another, friends linger over a plate of hot Indian food or grab a bag of kettle corn and stroll the market grounds. Jan Stick, MLA for Riverdale North, says she loves coming to the market. “There are so many friends and constituents here. It’s a fun way to work with people.” The Yukon NDP set up its own tent at the market four years ago, where people can raise pressing issues with an MLA or spend time catching up. The market also lets farmers educate the public, creating a connection between consumers and their food. Barbara Drury of Circle D Ranch sells organic tomatoes and meats. At her stand, Drury describes the painstaking care that goes into growing her tomatoes. Circle D Ranch is located
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Tomatoes grown by the Circle D Ranch. It takes a lot of love and attention to grow tomatoes in the Yukon in the Ibex Valley, which gets colder than Whitehorse. To ward away frost in the month of May, she puts on a fire in the fields at 10 p.m. every night. At 2 a.m. she wakes up to re-stoke the fire. Then at 6 am, she goes to the greenhouse to check on the temperature and if necessary, stoke the fire. One loyal customer claims that Drury’s tomatoes are the reason she comes to the market. The scene is a far cry from the early 2000s, when the market was a group of vendors running out of Takhini Gas Station. Darren Holcombe, a board
member of the Fireweed Market Society, remembers those days: there were no buildings or shelter to protect the vendors from strong winds. It now has up to 55 vendors, comprised of farmers, artisans and information booths. The emphasis is on providing local fare. “It is not a farmer’s market, it is a community market,” insists Holcombe. The market has served as a starting point for a number of vendors who have then gone on to sell their products in local businesses.
“Blackbird Bakery started off as a wagon at Fireweed,” Holcombe says. Now Blackbird Bakery is a destination bakery at Waterfront Station for foodies in town. He is particularly proud of Simone Rudge, one of the original market society board members, who has joined forces with Robert Ryan to establish Farmer Robert’s, a grocery store that sells Yukongrown produce, supplemented with food sourced from British Columbia, then the United States and Mexico as our own growing season wanes. Rudge, who has stepped down
from the board, expands on the market’s local philosophy by striving to support local producers who have products to sell year-round. Holcombe says there are no plans to change the Fireweed Community Market in the near future, but simply keep what works. Holcombe likes that people can buy things at the market that they didn’t expect to see or find. “I’m happy when I see customers leaving the market with a carrot top sticking out of their bag.” Lily Quan is a Whitehorse-based writer.
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Whitehorse: The Edible City
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t the downtown community garden in Whitehorse, a beekeeper tends to the newly built beehive in the fading evening light. Nearby, a gardener waters his small plot of potatoes, beans, and lettuce – a zucchini plant takes up a quarter of his raised bed box. Vegetables grow in plots on the other side of the garden. They’ll go to the food bank. The community garden and the new apiary are examples of the sorts of projects and initiatives that the city could see more of with Whitehorse’s Local Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy. City administrators began working on the strategy after community consultations in 2015 around its Economic Development Strategy pointed to the need for more robust urban agriculture for its economic security. “The more we can replace imported food, the better – obviously – that is for the local economy,” said Jordan Stackhouse, the city’s economic development coordinator. The benefits of a local food strategy span many areas of economic interest, from increased
employment to keeping spending within the community. One of the areas that the strategy will explore is the ways in which local food production could be made easier. A barrier for community members is the lack of rules and regulations in place, according to Stackhouse and Larissa Lychenko, the planning intern who is working on the strategy as part of her graduate studies. Without regulations in place for urban agriculture programs, whenever a new initiative is suggested ad hoc, it can turn into a “difficult, bureaucratic process”, she says, that progresses slowly. In creating the strategy, and throughout the consultations, the city plans to look at “zoning bylaws and regulations and how those may hinder the development of local agriculture,” Lychenko says. The strategy may also impact city planning and bylaws to create an environment that supports and encourages urban agriculture. This could take the form of setting up future neighbourhoods to have the space and resources for community gardens and animal
control bylaws that affect “what sort of animals people can have and the numbers,” according to Lychenko. By that, she means things like people raising chickens or bees in their backyards. While regulations make it easier for producers to farm, grow, and sell, Stackhouse says the community also needs to embrace local food. “Ideally it would be a change in culture for people in Whitehorse, and that’s really what we are striving for.” He referenced the 100-mile diet as a culture and a lifestyle that successfully had people start thinking about local food first. Through education and leadership, Stackhouse says that Whitehorse could achieve a similar shift. “All the ingredients for something successful already exists because the people are already there,” Stackhouse says. “I think with local food there is a real passionate community of local food producers that want to get to that, if you call it like a next level or want to do that as their source of income or their job or whatever and the city has a well-defined cont’d on page 19...
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Whitehorse: The Edible City... cont’d The city’s urban agriculture strategy will develop regulation around raising honeybees within city limits u role to play in that.” The Whitehorse Local Food Strategy comes on the heels of the Local Food Strategy for Yukon, which was released earlier this year. Yukon Government’s food strategy was the result of two years of consultation with the public and industry stakeholders and is focused on developing the agriculture sector and increasing access to local food. The city’s strategy has a narrower scope and is focused on what the city can do to support local food production. “What [you will] see come out
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of our strategy is a focus on cityspecific things such as our zoning bylaw, Official Community Plan and things like our environmental and community grants,” said Stackhouse. “While those broader goals such as researching cold climate food production are important, that will not be a part of the city’s mandate as a result of this strategy.” The strategy will look at both ends of the spectrum – from career farmers to those growing food in their backyards. Under the advisement of Rod McCrae, Canada’s leading food planning expert, a draft strategy will be
developed by spring of 2017, and will be available for review by the public. After the review is completed, the plan will be finalized and implementation will begin in summer of 2017. To participate in the consultation process, complete the survey on the city of Whitehorse’s website by September 2, or contact the team directly at localfood@ whitehorse.ca. Selene Vakharia is a Whitehorse-based writer. Send questions or comments about her stories to email@example.com.
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