What's Up Yukon, November 2

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Looking at the residential school survivors’ scrapbook, K’änächá, at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre’s summer exhibition, Finding Our Way Home

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hen you think of comics, you may think of superheroes or lovable scruffy dogs. But Rebecca Roher says comics are not only pulpy and light. Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. Comics, she says, can be used to start conversations about serious topics. “People are maybe more open to a comic, while other forms of communication might be too difficult,” she says. “It’s a narrative that helps with telling a serious story and dealing with a serious topic. Comics distil ideas to their purest essence.” Roher is a Nova Scotia College of Art and Design graduate who now makes her home in Toronto. She started looking at the art of comics about six years ago. She has since used the medium to educate people of all ages about such things as abortion, women’s

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bodies and dementia, among other things. She says she’s always been interested in real stories. Which is why, while in Dawson on an art residency program this last August, she was drawn to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nations summer exhibition called Finding Our Way Home, held at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. The exhibition was about residential school survivors, the affected generations that have followed and the work being done to heal. One of the items on display was the K’änächá Scrapbook Project, which is a compilation of residential school memories that was created by a group of survivors in the Klondike. “The scrapbook was powerful and heartbreaking,” she says. “It’s an important story cont’d on page 3...


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Starting Conversations through Art with A Dawson City Scrapbook ... cont’d

Buffy Sainte-Marie will play the Blue Feather Music Festival. Photo by Matt Barnes

What’s Inside Dawson City Comic ................. 2 Hepburn Tramway .................. 4 Discover Snorkelling................ 7 Family Fun Literacy Tips .......... 7 Blue Feather ........................ 8 Geezerville ..........................12 Canning for Gold ...................13 Carrot Gallette .....................14 Well North ...........................15 Collective Nouns ...................16 A Klondike Korner .................21 DVD Review .........................23 Mink River ...........................25 Mindfulness .........................29 Romain Fitoussi ....................30 Aisy Doodles ........................32 Yukon See it Here..................32 F*ck Feelings Feelings........................33 Sound Workshop ...................34

Events PHOTOS: courtesy of Rebecca Roher

Whitehorse Listings ................ 9 Highlights ............................27 Community Listings ...............25 Active Interests ....................28

Excerpts from Rebecca Roher’s A Dawson City Scrapbook, inspired by residential school survivors and there’s lots we don’t know about. There was something there for me and I felt compelled to work through it.” Roher says that questions such as what does reconciliation really mean and how do we actually change things, drove her to create a comic based on the scrapbook. “Drawing the story in comic form was a way for me to work through all of this,” she says. “In order for me to understand things, I incorporate a visual project into my brain, work through it and then let people see it.”

Roher drew her cartoons on an 8x12 paper, then folded it into eight pages: a front and back cover, with six pages in between. Before leaving Dawson, she left it with the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. It’s called the Dawson City Scrapbook. So far, reaction to the idea of the project has been positive. Georgette McLeod, a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizen, thinks Roher’s comic is another way to help keep the reconciliation efforts and healing in the community alive. “It’s another element in getting the message of this stark his-

tory across, facing it, and healing in different forms. It’s still hurtful to lots of people, and it’s important to continue the discussion in different ways,” says McLeod. Roher says she was grateful to have had people around her that gave an honest response while she was creating her comic. “I was very open to criticism – it made it better,” she says. She feels like she has only skimmed the surface of a very important topic and is still waiting for more feedback from the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in to make sure that she has appropriately cov-

ered all the points. “I want the feedback,” she says. “I don’t want to put words in someone else’s mouth.” For more information on Rebecca Roher’s work, go to www. rebeccaroher.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. Please send comments about her articles to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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While gold seekers worked diligently to pack gear over the Chilkoot Trail, Miles Canyon and the Whitehorse Rapids proved to be the most challenging water obstacles between Lake Bennett and Dawson City. Many rafts loaded with supplies were lost in this dangerous stretch of river. In the summer of 1897 John Hepburn proposed a tramway be built along the river to bypass the canyon. By November of that year he had returned to Victoria, B.C. looking to purchase horses and tram cars. He told folks

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kilometres of the tramway as it was built by Hepburn between 1897 and 1898. Peter and I walked a two-point-eight kilometre section from the American Laundry Road (which today is found while coming south on the Alaska Highway, just before McCrae) to Miles Canyon. The last 400 meters coming into the parking lot is rough. One section is damaged by a small pre-1950 cat trail and other sections are overgrown from years of little use. When Peter first discovered the trail, he visited the Yukon Archives to locate pictures and other information about Hepburn. Another section of the tramway trail, Peter explained, about two-and-a-half kilometres of it, ran from Cora Grant’s cabin to the Robert Service Campground area. Today this stretch is mostly under Schwatka Lake Road, under the dam or submerged in Schwatka Lake. Peter envisions the Hepburn Tramway trail, along with historic treasures such as Herschel Island and Forty Mile, being preserved and interpreted for visitors and local residents. Schwatka Lake Road might serve

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Hepburn Tramway Historic Walk ... cont’d it was bordered by trails that were long used by First Nations people. There was a tramway on both sides of the river and a telegraph line, built in 1899, that can still be followed in places along the west side of the river. Right above the canyon, just above the tramway, there’s the no longer used 1899 railway built by the White Pass and Yukon Railway. Peter suggests that the loop trail below the tramway is “like walking in a cathedral.” It is regrowth forest that burnt sometime before the Gold Rush. Time has painted the area with a luxuriant green moss. Imagine a city with a walking culture. A community focused on healthy exercise, local recreation and tourism. The success of the Millennium Trail and Rotary Centennial Bridge is a great example.

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Peter walking the tramway trail, September 2016 as an interpretive promenade; a meeting place, an information hub, explaining the history of the area. The river is a travel corridor with a rich transportation history.

The Hepburn Tramway Historic Walk is perhaps a wonderful Canada 150 birthday project waiting for some enterprising folks to step up and develop a way forward.

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The Blue Feather Music Festival is an instrument of hope

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hen Jolie Angelina McNabb was buried 16 years ago, Kwanlin Dün elders gave her the name, Blue Feather Eagle Woman. The Bluefeather Music Festival started in 2010 as a tribute concert to Jolie, who committed suicide. She had a dream, that she wanted to do something for youth, something to give them hope so they wouldn’t end up in the same place she did. Jolie was a Plains Cree from Saskatchewan, from the Peepeekisis First Nation. She was abused as a child. She later married Gary Bailie, who lived in the Yukon. He went around to concerts and festivals and did lighting, he said he was inspired by the natural lighting of the territory.

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MEETING & WORKSHOPS Wed, Nov, 2, Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Fear of public speaking? Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. Drop ins welcome. 204-880-7245 Wed, Nov, 2, Toastmasters 12:00 pm Sport Yukon Fear of public speaking? Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. Drop ins welcome. 204-880-7245 Wed, Nov, 2, Toastmasters 5:00 pm Yukon College Fear of public speaking? Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. Drop ins welcome. 204-880-7245 Wed, Nov, 2, Pineridge Neighborhood Association AGM 6:00 pm Pineridge Neighborhood Association Wed, Nov, 2, YCKC 2016 AGM 7:00 pm Sport Yukon A bit of business and some snacks while we get fired up for next season. We need to vote on elections and bylaws. Wed, Nov, 2, White Ribbon Yukon 2016 AGM 7:00 pm (co)space coworking space` This year we are seeking to renew the organization, and call on anyone with an interest in doing more to understand and end men’s violence against women. Light refreshments will be served. Fri, Nov, 4, Pros and Cons of Carbon Tax 11:30 am Coast High Country Inn Two presentations representing different perspectives, to register call or email. 667-2000 Fri, Nov, 4, Bevy’s and Games 4:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Every Friday we have delicious bevy’s and we play games and hang out. Sat, Nov, 5-6 Yukon Music Sector Summit Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Shaping the future of Yukon’s Music Sector. Email for more information. Sat, Nov, 5, 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. Mon, Nov, 7, Health and Safety for Non-Profit Organizations 2:00 pm Association francoyukonnaise Participants will learn about internal and external responsibility systems, legal duties of employers, supervisors, and workers, and tangible tasks an organization can implement to not only ensure people’s health and safety but build a better and happier organization. Call or email for more information, 456-4304 Mon, Nov, 7, Young Women of Wisdom Workshops 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre All awesome girls aged 9-13! This new group mirrors the Women of Wisdom, but is tailored just for girls. Girls meet every Monday evening. Every second week is a Traditional Teachings week! Call 633-7683 to learn more. Mon, Nov, 7, Porter Creek Community Association 5:15 pm The Guild Hall Regular Meeting 867-633-4829 Mon, Nov, 7, Porter Creek Community Association Monthly Meeting 5:15 pm The Guild Hall Mon, Nov, 7, Standing Committee Meeting 5:30 pm City Of Whitehorse City Hall Council Chambers Mon, Nov, 7, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Meeting 7:00 pm Emergency Measures Organization Prospective hams are welcome. Tue, Nov, 8, Women of Wisdom Workshops 6:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre If you’re an Aboriginal woman who is looking to share or learn Traditional Teachings, the Women of Wisdom program may be a good fit for you. Tue, Nov, 8, Transition to Post-Secondary Workshop 7:00 pm Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) A discussion of things to consider when planning for post-secondary studies, apprenticeship, and entering the work force. Parents, guardians, students - everyone is welcome AND light snacks will be provided. Wed, Nov, 9, Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Fear of public speaking? Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. Drop ins welcome. 204-880-7245 Wed, Nov, 9, Toastmasters 12:00 pm Sport Yukon Fear of public speaking? Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. Drop ins welcome. 204-880-7245 Wed, Nov, 9, Yukon Nominee Program Information Sessions 12:30 pm Multicultural Centre of the Yukon Do you have questions about the Yukon Nominee Program, come and meet with us and have your questions answered and discuss your concerns. Call or email for more information. 667-6205 Wed, Nov, 9, Toastmasters 5:00 pm Yukon College Fear of public speaking? Supportive members club who will facilitate your development: Public Speaking, Leadership, Communication. Drop ins welcome. 204-880-7245


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he great American lyricist Maxwell Anderson summed up the imperatives of this time of year better than anyone else: “Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December / But the days grow short when you reach September.” No, wait. We’ve already slid into November, for Pete’s sake. Definitely time to gather nuts, pack on an extra layer of protective fat and prepare to hibernate. Alas, unlike many of the smarter species on the planet, humans have never really appreciated the wisdom of just snoozing away the frozen months of discontent, dreaming of glorious Shakespearian summer yet to come. So we brazen it out, telling ourselves winter can be even more fun than any other season, provided we have the foresight to plan ahead.

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Canning for Gold with Katherine Bunce

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recently came into contact with a terrifying Yukon beast: Mus musculus, the house mouse. After the encounter, I contacted everyone I knew, in complete panic. “There’s a bear in your house?!” they’d ask, confused. “No, a MOUSE!” I’d reply, to resounding laughter. From my perch on top of the couch, as far from the floor as I could get, it didn’t seem all that funny. The last time a mouse occupied the same living space as me was in 1998. My two younger sisters and I were all playing in the basement of our house, when my glance happened to cross over a shelving unit in the corner. There, on one of the shelves, a giant brown mouse sat, just chilling. And much like my present day self, I went into full freak-out mode – bolting up the basement stairs and slamming the door at the top shut. My sisters came pounding up the stairs behind me and banged on the other side of the door, screaming, “Let us out!” “I can’t!” I replied, “otherwise the mouse will get out, too.” My mom eventually came along and made me release my sisters from their mousey confinement. Once the three of us calmed down enough from the experience, we

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is the season for hearty stews, roasts and root vegetables. I bought vegetables from the From the Ground Up fundraiser (www.YukonFromthGroundUp.ca) a few weeks ago and now I have an abundance of carrots, beets and potatoes to use up. This simple galette is a great way to posh-up the humble carrot. Try it as a vegetarian main or a hearty side. It tastes great at room temperature as well as warm, so it would make a great addition to any potluck or group dinner.

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Making the carrot galette

INGREDIENTS: 1½ pounds carrots, peeled and sliced ⅛ inch thick on the bias 1 head garlic, peeled 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 recipe pie crust 2 eggs, beaten 1 Tbsp heavy cream (or milk) 2 sprigs parsley, finely chopped Salt and pepper, to taste

METHOD: 1. Set oven at 400ºF. Toss carrots, garlic and olive oil together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes or until garlic just begins to brown and carrots begin to soften. Remove from oven and pick out five cloves roasted garlic, mash these cloves into a paste with a fork.

2. Roll out pie crust and place on a prepared baking sheet. Pile carrots and remaining garlic in the center of the pie crust, then brush edges with beaten egg. Cut slits in the edge of the pie dough and gently fold over the carrots, brush each flap of pie dough with beaten egg before pressing the next flap onto it. Repeat until the

carrots are encircled fully by dough then brush entire galette with beaten egg. 3. Whisk together remaining beaten egg with mashed garlic, cream (or milk) and chopped parsley and pour over carrots. Bake until pie crust is fully cooked and golden, about 35 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Finished carrot galette Sydney Oland is a recipe developer who lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Seriouseats.com as well as other publications. For more information, check out www.sydneyoland.com.

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Collective Nouns For Animal Groups Near and Far

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wans, hummingbirds and penguins, for example, have more than wings and feathers in common. They each have a collective noun, too. Here is a rudimentary grammar lesson: nouns are the names of people, places or things: toddler, island or bird. Collective nouns are the names of groups of things: family, nation or flock. Collective nouns can be rich and varied – especially for birds and other animals (school of fish) – that describe their particular grouping. More common collective nouns are a pod of whales and a pride of lines. It’s interesting to trace the origin of the idiosyncratic collective nouns. In his book: A Conspiracy of Ravens, Bill Oddie states that in the Late Middle Ages, a hunting fraternity began a game of inventing animal group names. This game became adopted as common practice for a couple of centuries. Some of these names were collected in The Book of Saint Albans (1486). The invention of the printing press, and the several printings of the book, of which only three copies remain, kept the excitement alive. Over the past 500 years, several lists of collective nouns have been created. Some of the collective nouns have to do with the action of the group, such as a leap of leopards, or a murmuration of starlings. Not every list agrees with the collective noun for the specific species, much like a dictionary is a catalogue of accepted meaning, For example on one list a group of swans is called a bevy, in another it is called a gaggle, which is also a word used to describe geese. Let’s take a look at some of the collective nouns of the wildlife we see in our own backyard, as well as some further afield. Our swan friends, who have just left us for

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A waddle of King penguins warmer destinations (or are in the process of leaving), are a good place to start. This is a good time to learn and practice swan terminology for next spring, when the swans return to M’Clintock Bay. You will be able to impress your friends. “Look at that bevy of swans,” you will say confidently, to the amazement and delight of those around you. Your friends and

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bystanders will be overwhelmed with the precision and scope of your vocabulary. Bevy, according to Dictionary.com is a word of unknown origin that comes to us from the 15th Century. The word might have come from the Old French bievre, (same root as beverage). It is possible that the original sense of the word could be a company of birds gathered at a puddle or pool for drinking or

bathing. If they are flying in a V, a group of swans is called a wedge. Wedge comes from Middle English, Old English and Proto-German, and means a simple machine made of metal or wood, thick at one end and tapering to a thin edge. Swans in flight would have a shape similar to a wedge. Swan comes from the Indo-European root “swen” (to sound, to sing). An adult male swan is a cob, from

Middle English cobbe (leader of a group). Other names for a group of swans are: herd, team, bank, eyrar, gargle, as well as whiteness (not much imagination in the last one). Also one of our well known and beloved neighbours in the summer is the hummingbird. Collective nouns describing hummingbirds include: a charm of hummingbirds, a troubling of hummingbirds, and a hover of hummingbirds. Hummingbirds, at least the ones who frequent my feeders, are fiercely territorial; they chase competitors away from the feeder. They arrive with a buzz, and at breakneck speed. As fascinating as hummingbirds are, I am firmly in the troubling of hummingbirds camp. Further away, penguins live only in the southern hemisphere. I was fortunate enough to see penguins in Chile, Argentina, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Fun fact: Polar bears live only in the arctic. Penguins and polar bears are never together, except in a commercial for a well known soft drink. Penguins also have many collective nouns. A group of penguins is called a colony, rookery or a waddle. Colony sounds as if they are setting up in new lands. Although they are clumsy on land, they are completely at home in the water – they seem to fly through the water. If penguins are in the water, they are called a raft. Next time we will explore the collective nouns for Canada geese, eagles and ravens. Paul Rath is a freelance writer who lives on the Haines Highway, and collects lists of collective nouns that refer to animals and birds.

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

The Sourtoe Celebrated as a “Hidden Wonder” of the World The Sourtoe Tombstone needs a bit of refurbishing

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ust as week or so ago the newly published Atlas Obscura, subtitled “An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders” arrived on my desk sporting an enthusiastic recommendation from fantasy and comic book writer. Neil Gaiman. It’s a 470 page compendium of places, objects and activities organized geographically by contin-

ent region and country. Canada gets about 20 pages, from 256 to 274. The Yukon, with two pages two photos and a sketch, rates two pages. Highlighted are the Watson Lake Signpost Forest, the Carcross Desert and - no, not the Klondike Goldfields or Tombstone Park – the Sourdough Cocktail. This entry got the sketch, perhaps because ac-

tual photos are rather gross, and an approx. 290 word article to go with it. It’s not the first time the Toe has been noted as being special. In December 2013 Google Canada reported that the Sourtoe was at the top of the list of Google’s Cocktail Searches in Canada, saying that “Canadian Google-users were found to be particularly interested in this ghoulish drink, searching for it more than any other cocktail.” In 2014 an online magazine called Mental_Floss listed the Toe as the number one item in an article about “The 12 Weirdest Experiences You Can Have in Canada”, noting that more than 60,000 people have joined the Sourtoe Club since 1973, when Captain Dick Stevenson finally figured out what to do with the pickled toe he had found in an abandoned cabin a while earlier. The ritual includes putting the blackened digit in a drink of your choice and knocking it back until

the toe touches your lips. As the ritual saying goes,” Drink it fast or drink it slow, but the lips have got to touch the toe.” There’s a barely legible Tombstone for Toes outside the entrance to the Sourdough Saloon at the Downtown Hotel. It used to read “ On Memory of the Sourtoes. I swallowed II lost III alive and well” That’s not true any more, there have been at least half a dozen substitute toes since that time. One was stolen; another was swallowed on purpose by a fellow who had the event filmed on a smart phone and posted on YouTube. As a result of that escapade there is now a fine of $2500 for toe swallowers. The Atlas article incorrectly states that one toe is used for every drink, and that’s not true. They have several in reserve. Some have been inadvertently tossed out with the napkin they were wrapped in after a session. At one point there was a full set of toes (a foot, so to speak), donated for a fellow from Outside, courtesy of an accident with a lawnmower. The account in the Atlas is necessarily brief. There are two books that go into more detail. Dieter Reinmuth compiled a collection called The Saga of the Sourtoe back in 1987, and keeps it

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actually he’s an upscale burglar, intent on absconding with a fortune from the Japanese corporation. The partygoers are taken hostage, including Holly. But the first cuckoo in Gruber’s meticulouslyplanned coup is that McClane showed up, and he’s still at large in the office tower. Soon enough Gruber gets a message via a body in the elevator: “Now I have a machine gun.” “Ho ho ho” the unflappable Gruber reads, and the deadly game is on. Part of the joy in watching Die Hard is that there’s not a wasted moment – every seemingly insignificant detail matters to how the plot unfolds. The same goes for McClane; wearing no shirt, no shoes, and armed only with a giant car phone, he manages to improvise his way to a final showdown with Gruber. As McTiernan so carefully planned, it’s non-stop fun. Who knew there was a golden age of DVD commentary? Well, there was, and the extras on Die Hard are proof. McTiernan joins with production designer who tell

he story is ridiculous – ludicrous.” That’s director John McTiernan blithely dismissing the plot of one of the most successful thrillers of the past 30 years. Reservations about the plot aside, McTiernan had something particular in mind for this movie: it should be a joyful thrill ride. The result was Die Hard, and it’s a love story – a product of the love McTiernan and a cadre of Hollywood professionals had for the craft of filmmaking. Released in 1988 and available on DVD at Whitehorse Public Library, Die Hard still lands on compilations of best Christmas movies. New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his children and his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) whose trajectory upwards in the corporate world collided with McClane’s male ego. From the limo sent by Holly’s boss, the skyscraper she works in looms into McClane’s view, as intimidating as his liberated wife. Inside the company is hosting a Christmas party (on Christmas Eve, for some reason), but the couple is preoccupied in Holly’s office. Then Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman in his first film role) walks off the elevator and sets the action in this action thriller in motion. Gruber is a sharp-dressed European who has crafted a failsafe heist. He says he’s a terrorist, but

you how Frank Lloyd Wright, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the archetypes of the American western figured into this movie. There’s also another feature that adds text to the screen, where other crew members and Alan Rickman add to the conversation. A film historian adds more context, noting, for instance, that as fresh as Willis’ smirk, quips, and vulnerability seemed after the implacable figures of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, he’s still the classic loner hero, saving a town that doesn’t really want him there. All of them agree that Die Hard was a fortunate instance where skills, timing, passion and luck combined at just the right moment, to produce the prototype for action thrillers for years to come. Marianne Darragh is a regular visitor to the DVD shelf in the Whitehorse Public Library. Please send comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Community EVENTS

BEAVER CREEK

Thu, Nov, 3, Parent And Tot Swim 10:30 am Beaver Creek Community Club Fri, Nov, 4, Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Nov, 5, Women’s Yoga 9:00 am Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Nov, 5, Parent And Tot Swim 10:30 am Beaver Creek Community Club Sat, Nov, 5, Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Nov, 7, Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Nov, 8, Women’s Yoga 7:00 pm Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Nov, 8, Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

BURWASH LANDING

Thu, Nov, 3, Learn Dan Kè Classes 9:00 am Jacquot Hall We are learning Dan Kè, in the Elders and Youth room, everyone welcome. Tue, Nov, 8, Learn Dan Kè Classes 9:00 am Jacquot Hall We are learning Dan Kè, in the Elders and Youth room, everyone welcome.

CARCROSS

Wed, Nov, 2, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Nov, 2, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Nov, 2, Sewing Group 6:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Wed, Nov, 2, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Wed, Nov, 2, School Council 7:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Nov, 3, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Nov, 3, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Thu, Nov, 3, 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, Nov, 3, Sewing Group 6:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Thu, Nov, 3, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Nov, 5, Youth Drop In! 8:00 pm Carcross Community Centre Mon, Nov, 7, CTRRC Mtng 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Mon, Nov, 7, Family Archery 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone 12 or older may attend Family Archery. Mon, Nov, 7, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Mon, Nov, 7, Adult Archery 8:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Nov, 8, Management Board 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Tue, Nov, 8, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Tue, Nov, 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 Tue, Nov, 8, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Nov, 8, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Nov, 8, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Nov, 9, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Nov, 9, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Nov, 9, Sewing Group 6:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Wed, Nov, 9, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation

CARMACKS

Wed, Nov, 2, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Wed, Nov, 2, Judo 5:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Participants need to be registered to participate. For more information contact the Rec Centre or Judo coach (867) 863-6271 Thu, Nov, 3, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Fri, Nov, 4, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Fri, Nov, 4, Youth Night 6:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Movie, snacks, gym, and games Mon, Nov, 7, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Mon, Nov, 7, Judo 5:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Participants need to be registered to participate. For more information contact the Rec Centre or Judo coach (867) 863-6271 Mon, Nov, 7, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Wed, Nov, 9, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Wed, Nov, 9, Judo 5:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Participants need to be registered to participate. For more information contact the Rec Centre or Judo coach (867) 863-6271

textiles, feminist thinking, myths and fairy tales, and linguistic play. She creates canvases that are at times entertaining, at times twisting darkness, and always subtly challenging.Wed, Nov, 2, Wellness Wednesdays 6:30 pm Alchemy Café If you have health goals you are having a hard time reaching- come to Alchemy Cafe and find out how you can be supported to greater health & wellness. :Everyone welcome! Wed, Nov, 2, Film Fest Selections 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Help select the short films for the 2017 DCISFF. Email filmfest@kiac.ca to get on our mailing list. Wed, Nov, 2, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Nov, 3, YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 pm YTG Property management building Thu, Nov, 3, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Nov, 4, Yukon 48 Hour Filmmaking Challenge KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Your opportunity to make a 150 second film of any genre you desire. All films will be screened at the Yukon 48 hour Filmmaking Challenge Awards Show. Whether you make a film or not, come on out to enjoy the films and the awards show! Email for more information. Fri, Nov, 4, Intro to Graphic Design 9:00 am KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Week one workshop - Adobe Illustrator and week two workshop - Adobe In-Design FULL Please note: Workshops do not have to be taken together. Contact KIAC for more information. Fri, Nov, 4, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Nov, 4, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Nov, 4, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Nov, 4, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, Nov, 4, Rae Spoon 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multiinstrumentalist & author. They have released 8 solo albums spanning folk, indie rock & electronic over the past 12 years. Sat, Nov, 5, 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, Nov, 5, Drop-in Saturday Painting for Adults 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, Nov, 5, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Mon, Nov, 7, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Nov, 7, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Nov, 7, Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 pm Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Mon, Nov, 7, Family Badminton 6:15 pm Robert Service School Please wear indoor shoes and everyone welcome! Mon, Nov, 7, Film Screening: Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The story of the late great jazz hero, one of the more exuberant saxophonists and band leaders in jazz. In the Ballroom. Admission by Donation Mon, Nov, 7, Film Fest Selections 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Help select the short films for the 2017 DCISFF. Email filmfest@kiac.ca to get on our mailing list. Tue, Nov, 8, Drop-in Screen Printing 5:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Student quality inks and other materials may be accessed for beginners or those wishing to experiment. KIAC’s screens are available to use, providing they are well maintained Tue, Nov, 8, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Nov, 8, Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 pm Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867-993-7400 Wed, Nov, 9, Wellness Wednesdays 6:30 pm Alchemy Café If you have health goals you are having a hard time reaching- come to Alchemy Cafe and find out how you can be supported to greater health & wellness. :Everyone welcome! Wed, Nov, 9, Film Fest Selections 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Help select the short films for the 2017 DCISFF. Email filmfest@kiac.ca to get on our mailing list. Wed, Nov, 9, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO

Wed, Nov, 2, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 am Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Nov, 2, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Nov, 3, Environment Club 3:45 pm Del Van Gorder School Fri, Nov, 4, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Wed, Nov, 9, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 am Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided

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HAINES JUNCTION

Wed, Nov, 2, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed, Nov, 2, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Nov, 3, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Nov, 3, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Nov, 3, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri, Nov, 4, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Mon, Nov, 7, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed, Nov, 9, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Nov, 4, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Nov, 5, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Nov, 6, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 8, 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, Nov, 8, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Local Advisory Council 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999

MAYO

Wed, Nov, 2, Learn Porcupine Quilling 6:30 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Over 3 Wednesdays learn the art medium of Porcupine Quilling, taught by Nancy Hagar. Register by calling 996-8800 Wed, Nov, 2, Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu, Nov, 3, Drop in Kick/Baseball 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu, Nov, 3, Circuit Training 5:30 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre In the Fitness Centre Thu, Nov, 3, Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Drop In Floor Hockey for Teens and Adults Fri, Nov, 4, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Nov, 6, DropIn Soccer 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Mon, Nov, 7, Drop In Soccer 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Mon, Nov, 7, Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Meet in the curling lounge. Tue, Nov, 8, Drop In Volleyball 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Tue, Nov, 8, Circuit Training 5:30 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre In the Fitness Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Drop-In Badminton 7:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue, Nov, 8, Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Drop In Floor Hockey for Teens and Adults Wed, Nov, 9, Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

MOUNT LORNE

Fri, Nov, 4, Learning Lions - Homeschoolers Get Together 3:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Agnes 667-7083

OLD CROW

Thu, Nov, 3, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Tue, Nov, 8, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Nov, 2, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Nov, 2, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Nov, 2, Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Nov, 3, Carpet Bowling For Everyone 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Learn the technical indoor game of carpet bowling. Sat, Nov, 5, Zumba Class 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Classes by donation Sat, Nov, 5, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Nov, 9, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Nov, 9, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

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 12-4pm & 6-8pm Yukon`s Northern Lights Showtimes -Two scheduled shows /day 1pm and 6:30 pm – will show on request for large groups as well.Northern Lights Center Features the amazing phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts stateof-the-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Thu, Nov, 3, Infant Massage Classes 10:30 am Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage is used to help promote longer and deeper sleeping patterns, relieve symptoms of “colic” or gassy periods, improve cardiac and respiratory output, help baby develop sense of self. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call Elizabeth Bauman at 536- 7202 Thu, Nov, 3, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Nov, 3, Kids Running Club 4:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre A club for kids interested in running or jogging, call Meaghan for more details. 536-8020 Sat, Nov, 5, My Brain is Plastic 6:00 pm Watson Lake Secondary School This play explores the brain’s ability to heal addictive and self-harming behaviours. Mon, Nov, 7, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Nov, 8, Watson Lake Ski Club AGM 12:00 am Watson Lake Community Campus Everyone Welcome, come and show support! Tue, Nov, 8, Parent & Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Nov, 8, Kids Running Club 4:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre A club for kids interested in running or jogging, call Meaghan for more details. 536-8020

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

Art Shows

Until, Nov, 5, Art Show: Sarah Bishop Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Until, Nov, 5, Haines 50 Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre highlights 50 objects from the Sheldon Museum collection. Each object tells its own story while together they tell a brief snapshot of the history of the Chilkat Valley from its geological origins to the many peoples and industries of the area. Wed, Nov, 2, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Nov, 2, Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Nov, 2, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 2, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Nov, 2, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 2, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Thu, Nov, 3, Morning Muscles 7:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Nov, 3, Strength and Stretch 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Nov, 4, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Nov, 4, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Nov, 4, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Nov, 4, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Nov, 4, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Nov, 5, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Nov, 5, Haines Public Library Open 1:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sun, Nov, 6, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 6, Haines Public Library Open 1:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Nov, 7, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Nov, 7, Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 7, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Nov, 7, Strength and Stretch 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 7, Mother Goose Stories and Songs 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Nov, 7, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 7, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Tue, Nov, 8, Morning Muscles 7:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts

Tue, Nov, 8, Election 9:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Nov, 8, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 9, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Nov, 9, Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Nov, 9, Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 9, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Nov, 9, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 9, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar

SKAGWAY

Wed, Nov, 2, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Nov, 2, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Nov, 2, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu, Nov, 3, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Nov, 3, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Nov, 3, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Nov, 3, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Nov, 3, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Nov, 4, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Nov, 5, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Nov, 5, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Nov, 5, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Nov, 6, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Nov, 7, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Nov, 7, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Nov, 7, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Nov, 8, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 8, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Nov, 9, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Nov, 9, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Nov, 9, 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 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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The Threads that Hold Us Together

American author Brian Doyle’s novel Mink River explores life in a small community

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Stories are not only words, you know. Words are just the clothes that people drape on stories.

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was drawn to Mink River without knowing the author or the story. But at that time, and since then, it’s reminded me of the lyricism of life and the love of home and to appreciate the intertwining of our stories and how they fold and unfold and envelope one another even as that messy tangle

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will leave you breathless. Set in a small fictional (at least in name) town on the Oregon coast, this tale drips in vibrant detail of the Pacific Northwest. It’s the story of one season in a community, written through the weaving of residents’ shared and separate experiences. Reading this book is holding threads of many people’s stories – a teacher with flashing eyes, a young boy who loves his bicycle, a fisherman with an abusive father, a carver battling her inner darkness, a policeman and his pregnant wife, a doctor and a dying nun, to name a few – in as many pages, much as we do everyday in our own familiar circles. Author Brian Doyle immerses his readers into life by the Mink River. You’ll love and know the daily trudge and toil as if they were your own. Doyle inspires us to find the extraordinary in the mundane. His use of words enhance the reader’s understanding of time, character, place, mood, presence and being. Each character has flaws, strengths, beauty, struggles. Each is human. (Or not. Be prepared for Moses, the crow, and many other beings—rivers, bears, fish, animals and move-

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and Doyle uses grammar sparsely to show the slide and rise of thoughts and voices, which aren’t linear in real life, anyways. So, while at times you may get lost in the mix of a conversation ((who is saywhat?) it makes you ing what? present with the characters in a very intimate way. With this in mind, it seems less necessary to hold on to every word, but instead to simply understand and recognize the tenor of their meaning. In some way this style of writing — the capture and release of ephemeral moments — becomes meditative. Just as a lived memory holds eternal for one and not another, different details of this book will stick with each reader. It’s a truly beautiful read and there’s no wrong way PHOTO: wikimedia.com to enjoy this book, but it would be a shame not to.Mink River was published by Oregon State University Press in 2010. Vanessa is a writer currently based out of Victoria, although she spends time in other places. Some of those are: California, Nova Scotia, and Whitehorse.

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Friday Nov. 4th Concert: Nov 16, 2016

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Contact:

All events take place in the KIAC Ballroom unless specified otherwise.

Nov 12, 2016 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Tel: (867) 993-5005 Fax: (867) 993-5838 Website: www.kiac.ca

Ph. (867) 393-2824

CHRISTMAS FAIR EVENTS

Sat, Nov, 26, Watson Lake Annual Craft Fair Watson Lake Public Library Tis the season to shop local and support our community artists, bakers, small home based businesses and crafters. Come out for a browse and a treat. Sat, Nov, 26, KIAC Craft Fair 12:00 pm Oddfellows Hall 993 5005 Sat, Dec, 3, Annual Christmas Auction Watson Lake Recreation Centre An adult venue and complimentary snacks will be provided during the event. You are welcome to join us for an exciting evening out. Sat, Dec, 3, Yuletide Celebration Skagway Recreation Centre For the month-long Christmas season Skagway lights up with open houses, a tree-lighting ceremony, carolling, the popular Santa Train, a beautiful Yuletide Ball, and other programs. It’s a great time to be in Skagway! Dec 3 – Town Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec 10 – WP&YR Santa Train, Dec17 – Yuletide Ball 907 983-2679 Sat, Dec, 10, Yuletide Celebration Skagway Recreation Centre For the month-long Christmas season Skagway lights up with open houses, a tree-lighting ceremony, carolling, the popular Santa Train, a beautiful Yuletide Ball, and other programs. It’s a great time to be in Skagway! Dec 3 – Town Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec 10 – WP&YR Santa Train, Dec17 – Yuletide Ball 907 983-2679

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Sat, Nov, 5, Christmas Bazaar 9:00 am Yukon Inn Located in the Fireside room, as a fundraiser for the Local Royal Canadian Legion, start checking those lists, and looking for great locally made gifts, and baked goods. Something for everyone! 633-4583 Sat, Nov, 5, Christmas Bazaar 10:00 am Best Western Gold Rush Inn Start checking those lists, and looking for great locally made gifts, and baked goods. Something for everyone! 667-6772 Sat, Nov, 5, 2016 Spruce Bog Craft and Gift Show 11:00 am Canada Games Centre The 2016 Spruce Bog Craft and Gift Show at the Canada Games Centre, in the Flexi Hall. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an early opening at 10:15 for seniors and persons with mobility difficulties. Sat, Nov, 12, CKES Christmas Craft Fair 10:00 am Christ the King Elementary Allergy free concession will be open during this event, start checking those lists, and looking for great locally made gifts, and baked goods. Something for everyone! 633-2724 Sat, Nov, 19, Cranberry Home Based Business Fair 10:00 am Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Something for everyone! 633-2724 Thu, Nov, 24, BAH Humbug Cocktail Party 5:30 pm YTG building main foyer Opportunity to mingle with neighbours, community business leaders and politician while checking out locally decorated festive trees for the holiday season. Sat, Nov, 26, Santa Breakfast 10:00 am YTG building main foyer This morning event brings together Yukon families to enjoy pancakes and a picture with Santa and his lovely wife. Fri, Dec, 2, Seniors Soirée 6:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre A Christmas party for seniors that offers dinner and dancing amid the glittering of trees. Transport is provided and a delicious meal is served to a sellout crowd. Fri, Dec, 2, Whitehorse Community Choir Christmas Concert 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Do you hear what I hear, Jingle Bells, and all of Santa’s favourites sung to evoke the Christmas spirit. Sat, Dec, 3, Winterval and the Santa Claus Parade Whitehorse, Yukon Come as a group with friends, family, or colleagues! Dress to be festive, pull out your best holiday costume, make a parade float, bring lanterns or musical instruments! Winterval Free Art Workshops, Fire Pits and Marshmallows, Treats and Snacks, and LOTS OF SURPRISES! Sat, Dec, 3, Grand Ball 6:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre Guests enjoy the elegant champagne Reception while mingling, viewing the trees and bidding on the silent auction trees until our famous live auction begins. Christmas cocktails are served at the Martini Bar while guests enjoy a sumptuous gourmet dinner and dessert before dancing to the finest live entertainment. Thu, Dec, 8-21, Spruce Bog Christmas Boutique Westmark Whitehorse A wide variety of gift items from 30 well-known artisans to choose from! Sat, Dec, 17, Christmas Lights Tour 3:30 pm Canada Games Centre Tour the lights with Transit! Come to the Canada Games Centre for a variety of Holiday themed activities; Free skating, photos with Santa & favorite Frozen characters, holiday stories with Family Literacy Centre, and Themed colouring station

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS: Exhibi� ons >> in the Yukon Art Society Gallery: FOCUS GALLERY: THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS “How Does it Felt” ” “HEARTBEAT

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The “Heart of Riverdale” uses an intergenerational approach to learning through the arts. Along with a huge selection of incredible arts programming for kids, we also are home to the famous “Ball Pit”, and “The Courts” theatre space. We have regular free groups such as an Intergenerational Knitting Circle, a Monthly Book Club, our own Girls Group, and plenty of space available for use by various community groups. Check out our website to see what we have going on, or stop by for a visit on the corner of Lewes and Klondike.

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Wed, Nov, 2 Power Cardio Fitness 9:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Cardio with HIIT-inspired intervals and strength for a full-body workout. Great for all levels. 332-6988 c_burbidge@yahoo.ca Wed, Nov, 2 Drop In Lacrosse 4:30 pm Canada Games Centre For more information call 668-2840 or email lacrosse@yasc.com Wed, Nov, 2 Velocity Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Nov, 2 Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Nov, 2 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Nov, 2 Swing Dancing Lessons 7:45 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Come swing with dance lessons from Erica and Bruce! We will focus on Swing, Cha Cha and 2 step. These are 3 great dance steps that you can easily use in the local music scene here in Whitehorse. Singles or couples welcome. Please bring indoor shoes with a smooth sole. Call or email for more information. 668-3408 erica@northwestel.net Thu, Nov, 3 Women Only Kickboxing 5:15 pm N60 Combative Arts Join Fitness Kickboxing certified trainer Lee Randell and JOIN the fitness kickboxing revolution. Non contact, stress busting, bag bashing, calorie burning workout. Fri, Nov, 4-6 Biathlon Camp Biathlon Range Fri, Nov, 4 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Nov, 4 Adults Kickboxing Club 5:15 pm N60 Combative Arts All skill levels welcome, beginners on Friday Nights.

Sat, Nov, 5 Saturday Insanity Live 30min 11:45 am N60 Combative Arts This workout provides the motivation and support you need to get you through the day. Fully modifiable for all fitness levels, 30 minutes is all you need to feel accomplished. Pre Registration is required as space is limited graeme@ n60combativearts.ca Sun, Nov, 6-7 Discover Snorkeling/ PADI Skin Diver Virginia Labelle Learn and practice your snorkeling skills before you get to the ocean on your vacation! All equipment provided, fun for everyone ages 8 and up. Sun, Nov, 6 Pursuit Practice 10:30 am Biathlon Range Mon, Nov, 7 Cardio Kickboxing 9:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Fun and a great workout for all levels. Everyone welcome. 332-6988 c_burbidge@yahoo.ca Mon, Nov, 7 Velocity Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Mon, Nov, 7 Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Mon, Nov, 7 Adults Kickboxing Club 5:15 pm N60 Combative Arts All skill levels welcome, beginners on Friday Nights. Mon, Nov, 7 Just Dance 7:30 pm Association franco-yukonnaise Whether you’ve been dancing for years, or normally struggle to get on the dance-floor, this is a safe welcoming space for everyone to get their groove-on Alcohol and drug-free. Entrance by donation. No talking on dance floor - side room for snacks and chatting.

Wellness LISTINGS

Wed, Nov, 2, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic: Yukon Distress and Support Line 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Nov, 2, Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Yang Family 16 Movement Form 10:00 am Golden Age Society Wed, Nov, 2, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Nov, 2, Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Ladies only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Nov, 2, Beginning Yoga Primary – Level 1 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery This class awe begin to feel the strength, stamina, lightness and flow of the practice, and work on vinyasas.To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed, Nov, 2, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 pm White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 Wed, Nov, 2, Hips Hams Core 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed, Nov, 2, Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Yang Family 16 Movement Hand Form 7:30 pm Grey Mountain Primary School Wed, Nov, 2, Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Traditional Yang Family Hand Form 8:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Thu, Nov, 3, Seniors Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Hand Form 10:00 am Golden Age Society Thu, Nov, 3, Problem-Proof Your Relationship 12:00 pm Ignite Counselling Helpful advice, tips and strategies for problem-proofing your relationship. Admission is free. Feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee, tea and juice provided. Thu, Nov, 3, Ladies Night at Fassy 7:00 pm FASSY an evening of fun activities and socializing for women of all ages. 393-4948 girls@ycommunityliving.com Thu, Nov, 3, Discover Sound Healing 7:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Introduction to Acutonics Level I, Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Drums, and Rattles. And evening of discussion and interactive sonic experience. Held at 11 Finch Crescent in Copper Ridge Thu, Nov, 3, Beginner Yoga with Tammy 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery call 336-4461 or email tammy.reis37@gmail.com to register. 867-336-4461 tammy.reis37@gmail.com Fri, Nov, 4, Music and Consciousness Workshop White Swan Sanctuary This workshop is accessible to both artists and non artists. an opportunity to explore why music affects us as it does at the spiritual and energetic levels. Please register your interest in this workshop with Karin Shell via email. No art, music or yoga experience is required, just a desire to look within and increase your understanding. 334-4564 shell. karin@gmail.com Fri, Nov, 4, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri, Nov, 4, Yoga Flow/Resto 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery A nice combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 flow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative with a nice savasan-aah at the end. To register call or email To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sat, Nov, 5, Release Your Psoas - The Yoga of Letting Go 9:00 am Breath of Life Collective This workshop is a journey for people suffering from tight hips, lower back pain and S.I. joint sensitivities. Stop thinking this is something you have to live with. Cultivating a deep presence is the best way to lenthen the psoas and to relieve tension in the muscular body.

Tue, Nov, 8 Drop In Arctic Sports Program 4:30 pm Canada Games Centre Drop-in arctic sport program at the Canada Games Centre every Tuesday this fall. All you need is a day pass from CGC, running shoes, and athletic clothes. All ages are welcome! Tue, Nov, 8 Women Only Kickboxing 5:15 pm N60 Combative Arts Join Fitness Kickboxing certified trainer Lee Randell and JOIN the fitness kickboxing revolution. Non contact, stress busting, bag bashing, calorie burning workout. Wed, Nov, 9 Power Cardio Fitness 9:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Cardio with HIIT-inspired intervals and strength for a full-body workout. Great for all levels. 332-6988 c_burbidge@yahoo.ca Wed, Nov, 9 Drop In Lacrosse 4:30 pm Canada Games Centre For more information call 668-2840 or email lacrosse@yasc.com Wed, Nov, 9 Velocity Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Nov, 9 Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Nov, 9 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Nov, 9 Swing Dancing Lessons 7:45 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Come swing with dance lessons from Erica and Bruce! We will focus on Swing, Cha Cha and 2 step. These are 3 great dance steps that you can easily use in the local music scene here in Whitehorse. Singles or couples welcome. Please bring indoor shoes with a smooth sole. Call or email for more information. 668-3408 erica@northwestel.net

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Sat, Nov, 5, Tai Chi Yukon Open Practice 10:00 am Takhini Elementary School Sat, Nov, 5, Saturdays Drop-in Yoga 10:30 am Shanti Yoga These classes are all levels and open to everyone. This is a great opportunity to come practice Yoga with an experienced and dedicated teacher! If you have questions please call 335-2457. Sat, Nov, 5, Shanti Yoga Drop-in 10:30 am Montessori Borealis Preschool These classes are all levels and open to everyone. Beginners are welcome. If you have further questions please call 335-2457. Sat, Nov, 5, Self-Myofascial Release Workshop 11:00 am Breath of Life Collective We will focus on bringing ease and mobility to the shoulders, back, hips and legs. This workshop is great for past injuries and active sport enthusiasts. Space will be limited so please register early. Taught by Jessica Read Sun, Nov, 6, Tonglen 10:00 am 16 Turner Crescent in Granger Sun, Nov, 6, Gentle Yoga 12:30 pm Breath of Life Collective This class is made for the all ages, the stiff and the recovering bodies of life. Gentle yoga is designed to improve balance, flexibility and awareness in the body and mind. You will learn the basics of yoga in a way that will honour your body. Everyone welcome - Beginners encouraged!!! Call or email to register. 3363569 thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Sun, Nov, 6, Well-Rounded Yoga 4:00 pm Breath of Life Collective Our classes are tailored to people who may not be the stereotypical yoga student and we will offer creative ways to adjust to your needs. We will create a safe space for all body types to experience yoga at your pace and to just be yourself. Call or email to register. 336-3569 thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Sun, Nov, 6, Restorative Yoga 7:00 pm Breath of Life Collective A restorative yoga practice is the perfect way to wrap-up a busy weekend and reset for the week ahead. Lots of props will be used in this all-levels class, allowing you to relax in postures for five or more minutes. Mon, Nov, 7, Seniors Qigong and Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan 16 Movement Hand Form 10:00 am Golden Age Society Mon, Nov, 7, Mindfulness Mondays 12:00 pm Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) Group meditation where we will practice mindfulness together in a supported environment, and discuss any challenges or successes we are having in our personal home practices. Everyone is welcome to drop in and see what mindfullness is all about. Mon, Nov, 7, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Nov, 7, Young Women of Wisdom Workshops 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre All awesome girls aged 9-13! This new group mirrors the Women of Wisdom, but is tailored just for girls. Girls meet every Monday evening. Every second week is a Traditional Teachings week! Call 633-7683 to learn more. Mon, Nov, 7, Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Nov, 7, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Nov, 7, Yoga For Absolute Beginners 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon, Nov, 7, Tai Chi Basics 6:00 pm Hidden Valley School Mon, Nov, 7, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan 49 Movement Hand Form 7:00 pm Hidden Valley School

Mon, Nov, 7, Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 pm Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Mon, Nov, 7, Hips Hams Core 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Mon, Nov, 7, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Sword From 8:00 pm Hidden Valley School Tue, Nov, 8, Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue, Nov, 8, Detailing Yoga Primary Level 2 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery Begins with a review of breath, core, internal form, and the alignment and poses. To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue, Nov, 8, Women of Wisdom Workshops 6:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre If you’re an Aboriginal woman who is looking to share or learn Traditional Teachings, the Women of Wisdom program may be a good fit for you. Tue, Nov, 8, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue, Nov, 8, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Hand Form - Section 2 6:00 pm Jack Hulland Elementary Tue, Nov, 8, Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Sabre Form 7:00 pm Jack Hulland Elementary Tue, Nov, 8, Intro to Meditation 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Stretch and breath work to prepare for some simple meditation techniques. To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue, Nov, 8, Tai Chi Yukon Performance Group 8:00 pm Jack Hulland Elementary Tue, Nov, 8, Continuing Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Long Form 8:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Wed, Nov, 9, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic: Yukon Distress and Support Line 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Nov, 9, Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Yang Family 16 Movement Form 10:00 am Golden Age Society Wed, Nov, 9, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Nov, 9, Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Nov, 9, Beginning Yoga Primary – Level 1 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery This class awe begin to feel the strength, stamina, lightness and flow of the practice, and work on vinyasas.To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed, Nov, 9, The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 pm Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 334-1548 or Joanne 668-7713. Wed, Nov, 9, Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Yang Family 16 Movement Hand Form 7:30 pm Grey Mountain Primary School Wed, Nov, 9, Hips Hams Core 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Wed, Nov, 9, Beginners Tai Chi Chuan Traditional Yang Family Hand Form 8:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School


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Adam Adamowicz

Life is What You Make It

Massage Therapy Hot Stone Massage Cupping Massage Reiki

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How to Have Enough Energy to do Things That Make You Happy Cross country skiing drains physical energy but renews the spirit

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hat makes you happy or gives you energy? It is easy to get carried away in everyday life and be around distractions that take you further away from knowing what gives you energy – and what takes it away. This is the time to tap into one of the sources of why you might have enough energy to be a parent, an employee, a friend, a colleague, a sibling and still have energy to do something for yourself – or not. Most have a hard time fulfilling all roles, with good reason. We live in a high-speed world and a time-is-money kind of society. Do we have to agree with what we are pushed to do? It’s up to us to decide. There are ways to save your energy. When does it drop? When do you feel on top of your game? Imagine a horizontal bar at 0. You do a task that requires effort. You are now below that bar. You become sick. You are now even lower. When this continues, and you are going even lower, you become exhausted and this could lead to you being burnt out. At this point it becomes very chal-

lenging to get back above that bar. Now imagine that same bar, and you do something energizing. This brings you above that bar. You do another energizing thing, and you have a reserve of energy. At this point, you notice that your reserve keeps you above the bar, even if expend energy. Here are efficiency strategies, to help you reserve energy. Identify what gives you energy and what takes it away. The Core Values Index, a values assessment framework developed by American business management company Taylor Protocols, is one tool that can be used. It takes less than 10 minutes to take and is said to be 94 per cent reliable. You can send me an email if you would like to try it. Writing a “happy” list and a “tolerating” list is another way to gain awareness. Create a reserve of energy. Do something that gives you energy before doing something that takes it away. We are so used to celebrating after we do something challenging. By reversing this, the challenging task could be a lot more enjoyable and easier

to do. And why not do something that gives you energy before and after a task that is more challenging? Do something about the tasks that require a lot of effort There might be a task that you really dislike to do. The first question is: Do I have to do this or can someone else around me do it? Some people love the tasks that you dislike to do. If you have to do this task, can you make it more enjoyable? If you are creative, can you add colour, music, dancing? If you are more practical, can you add more structure or direction? Would you like more guidance on how to create that reserve of energy? Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question or if you would like to share what has worked for you.

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This Land, This Light Opening Reception: Fri. Nov. 4th, 5-8pm Exhibition closes: Nov 20th, 2016

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Travelling with

Thomas s team up n ia is r a P r e m Tw o f o r to tribute a U .S . ja z z le g e n d in Yu k o n

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PHOTOS: by courtesy of Olivier de Colombel

Paris-based guitarist Romain Fitoussi (left) and Whitehorse sax player Olivier de Colombel bring the music of Thomas Chapin to Jazz in the Hall on November 3

by Ken Bolton

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f you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong

friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. During a 2015 bike tour in his native country, Whitehorse saxo-

phone player Olivier de Colombel was spending time with family and friends, including his guitarplaying pal, Romain Fitoussi. The two had attended the Paris

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Conservatory together in their 20s, before going on to five years of weekly gigs in a small jazz bar with a trio not-so-cryptically named Romolive. Flash forward (or backward) to 2013, when de Colombel met his first Yukoner, during a totally different biking venture in Laos. “I didn’t even know where the Yukon was on a map before I met this guy,” de Colombel says. “He lives in the middle of nowhere in the Tagish Lakes, and he said, ‘Whenever you want, just show up.’” A few months later, the musician did just that. “Two days in a canoe to reach his place, because there was no road. I spent a month there. It was my first Canadian experience, and I liked it a lot.” It helps that, in the last days of that visit, he also met the woman who became his romantic partner and recently mother of their brand-new baby. After deciding to make his home in Yukon, de Colombel quickly made a name for himself

in the local music scene, playing with the likes of Major Funk and the Employment, Ryan McNally and others. But the big party sound isn’t what de Columbel and Fitoussi have in store for Yukon audiences this month. Let’s go back to that reunion in Paris two summers ago. “We had a great time together, and I told him the Yukon is an amazing place to visit, and an amazing place for music,” de Colombel says. “I told him it would be awesome if he could one day just come up, and I could organize a few things, and we could play.” Fitoussi’s response, he says, was immediate: “I’m 100 per cent. What about Thomas Chapin?” It’s time for the U.S. leg of this convoluted journey. Chapin was a hugely-respected avant-garde saxophonist, flautist and composer on the New York scene and abroad. He recorded at least 15 albums in his own name before dying of leukemia in 1998 cont’d on page 31...

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Travelling with Thomas ... cont’d

Friends, Food & Drinks Whitehorse sax player Olivieri de Colombel (left) and Paris-based guitarist Romain Fitoussi bring the music of Thomas Chapin to Jazz in the Hall on November 3 at the age of 40. “Romain is a big fan of Thomas Chapin. A few years ago, he said, ‘You should listen to this guy. It’s close to what you like in saxophone playing.’ So I did, and it’s true. It’s very inspiring,” de Colombel says. Among other things, Chapin is the subject of a recent 90-minute documentary, Night Bird Song, named for one of his best-known compositions. It was directed by the late musician’s sister-in-law, Emmy-winning filmmaker Stephanie J. Castillo. “She was not really into jazz, but she realized that Thomas brought a lot to the jazz community, and created kind of this bridge between jazz tradition and jazz avant-garde, and he was doing it very well.” Fitoussi’s own new trio, in turn, was featured on the documentary, which has already created a splash at film festivals in Europe and the U.S., as well as last month’s prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival. After getting a green light from

Duncan Sinclair at Jazz Yukon for a Chapin tribute with Fitoussi in the Jazz in the Hall series, de Columbel quickly recruited local pianist Daniel Janke, bassist Paul Bergman and drummer Lonnie Powell for the venture. Starting with charts Fitoussi developed from Chapin’s live and studio performances, de Colombel urged his musical colleagues to provide their own take on the material. “If we want to go faster or slower, or play different structures, we can. It’s just material to work with, not that we have to copy exactly the album version, because for me that is not very interesting.” The Jazz in the Hall performance is Thursday, November 3 in the Old Fire Hall, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will feature five Chapin numbers, including “Sky Piece”, “Anima” and “Drunken Money”, as well as two of de Colombel’s own compositions. One of those, “Seven Devils”, was inspired by yet one more of

his recent bike trips, this one along the Oregon Coast. But that’s another story. The Whitehorse performance, will be audio-recorded by Jim Holland of Green Needle Records, and will include projections of visual art by both Chapin and Bergman. The Chapin project moves to Dawson City on Monday, November 7, for a 7:00 p.m. screening of Night Bird Song at the Klondike Institute of Art & Music, and the quintet’s performance in the KIAC Ballroom at 8:00 p.m. on November 10. On Saturday, November 12, there will be a free screening of the documentary at the Village Bakery in Haines Junction at 4:00 p.m., followed by the de Colombel/Fitoussi quintet show at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Elias Convention Centre.

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A Study in Sound

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ake a moment to think about your favourite film. What is the soundtrack like? Besides music, what other sorts of sounds are used to create a unique world? Subtle, yet essential, soundtracks can become afterthought in the visually-oriented world of film, particularly at an amateur level. The Yukon Film Society hopes to shed some light on the topic by offering a new one-off workshop, led by local musician and sound technician Jordy Walker. Walker’s lifelong interest in music, theatre and film has led to his 15-year career making music for film productions, particularly documentaries. For the past five years, he has also been designing and mixing sound for film. “I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of creating music to accompany a visual or narrative medium,” Walker says. “I just find it very exciting to see and hear a visual and auditory medium working well together.” This is particularly relevant in the film world, where audio con-

tributes to the story on many different levels. “I’ve been fascinated with sound mixes in films and how sound is put together for films, what it adds to films, etc.,” he says. “It’s a realm where a lot of technical and creative work is put in to sculpt the emotional environment for each scene and to drive the narrative and tone of the film.” Heavily involved in the local filmmaking scene, Walker noticed that, when he was doing sound mixes for local filmmakers, there always seemed to be more creative and conceptual options to discuss than time or budgets allowed. “It’s an industry-wide practice that sound always comes as one of the final steps in a film and is on a very tight timeline and budget,” he explains. “As someone who spends a lot of time working on sound for films, I would love to see the Yukon film community put more resources and preparation into the sonic environments of

PHOTO: Gary Bremner Creative Photography their films.” When the Yukon Film Society approached him with the idea of a two-day workshop in November, Walker saw it as a perfect opportunity to offer education on the topic. “I thought it would be nice to have a venue to look at some of these issues with a more specific focus and look at ways that filmmakers can be more prepared and involved in the development of their film’s sonic environment.” The workshop will take place

Multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer Jordy Walker has always been fascinated by the combination of visual and auditory mediums on Nov. 7 and 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Yukon Film Society Office. The workshop is mainly geared towards people who are already involved in filmmaking, though it is open to anyone interested. “The workshop is focused on creative use of sound in film and sound as narrative device,” Walker says. “People who are film fans or are musicians/sound technicians interested in sound for film will gain further understanding of how sound for film is conceptualized and what exactly sound is doing to enhance the audience experience.” He explains that participants will gain new perspectives on how to use sound creatively, how to conceptualize the role of audio in a film from its earliest stages and what a film’s sonic aesthetic could be. “Over the course of the workshop, participants will record and edit a short sonic narrative (without words), which will help them realize what is needed for sound to deliver a story, let alone enhance it. “We will spend the second evening of the course in pairs, editing audio we have gathered,

so some familiarity with audio or video editing software is useful. However, because participants will be working pairs, if one person has less experience in that field, we will pair them with someone who has more experience.” Walker hopes that participants will leave the workshop with a deeper relationship to sound, and with more ideas for how to use it in films. He looks forward to the discussions that will be sparked by the sonic narrative exercise. “I’m excited to hear how all the participants hear the world.” The workshop Post Production Sound Design with Jordy Walker will take place Monday, Nov. 7 Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Yukon Film Society Office, located at 212 Lambert St. To register, or for more information, please contact Andrew Seymour at 867-393-3456, or by email at Tech@YukonFilmSociety. com

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