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Dawson City International Short Film Festival takes place April 13 to 16

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he cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday and Sunday screenings that will fill up this Easter Weekend. The films were selected by a group of people that varied from four to 12 viewers, meeting twice weekly (except during the really cold weather) from October to February. At this writing, Sokolowski was still eating up the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture’s (KIAC) bandwidth and stressing Northwestel’s capacity by downloading

the digital files needed to screen the films. This stage of the process has taken about three weeks. In keeping with past practice, there will be a long film shown on Thursday, April 13, as an item distinct from the one minute to 30 minute shorts that have been placed in the 10 screenings. This year it’s Dawson City: Frozen Time, the 120 minute documentary by American filmmaker Bill Morrison that tells the story of 533 films that came to Dawson between 1910 and the 1920s, and ended up part of a landfill behind Diamond Tooth Gertie’s. They were unearthed when the Bonanza Centre Recreation complex was being built in 1978. This film has already been

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shown in New York and is making the circuit, but this will be its Yukon premiere. Morrison will be here, along with Mike and Kathy Gates, who were involved in the film discovery when they were were both employed here. They are in the film and provided a lot of the research. The 10 film screenings, beginning after the Cold Cuts Video Festival Opening Reception at 4 p.m. on Thursday, have titles like Yukon Projections, Up River, Beyond the Aurora, Reel Canada, Down River, Strange Things Done. While most of the screenings will be held in the KIAC Ballroom, the Cold Cuts session will be in the ODD Gallery (downstairs). The “First Eyes” screening, which features films on First Nations themes, will be held at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Before Friday’s evening events begin, there will be a four-hour afternoon Video Boot Camp put on by Yellowknife’s Artless Collective. The aim is to produce a number of one minute films over the weekend and have them ready to show as part of Sunday night’s final screening, just before the presentation of the Made in the

Yukon Awards. Sokolowski is very excited to have Artless Collective participating in this year’s short film festival. The collective’s Dead North Film Festival is exclusively about Northern films, and he says they are doing great work. On that theme, though, he is happy to report an increasing number of Yukon made films at the short film festival, including entries by Suzanne Crocker, David Curtis, Daniel Janke and Lulu Keating, along with a strong group of films by young people this year. On Saturday, Max Fraser will present a talk called “Bringing Focus to Digital Media,” based on his experience creating the web-based companion to his 2015 documentary Bond of Strangers. Also on Saturday, Chris McNutt of the Screen Production Yukon Association will host a roundtable discussion on media training opportunities in the territory. On Sunday, Gail Maurice, whose film Assini won last year’s Audience Favourite Award here, will hold a workshop titled Scriptwriting from Personal Experience. That will be followed by KIAC’s current artist-in-residence, Sarah Gignac, screening two of her short films, and talking about her use of magic realism and fantasy. Sunday’s supper will feature homemade perogies served outside KIAC on Princess Street, with music provided by Dawson’s Corn. The final film screening, Break Up, will be followed by the awards ceremony and then by a live concert party with a band from Prince George called Frontal Lobotomy. 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 dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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he first time I saw this sign, I had to stop and pull over on the side of the road to make sure I had read it correctly. It was early spring in 2012 and I was travelling up the Alaska Highway for the first of what would be uncountable times. The decision to come to the Yukon (like most of my decisions) was rather spurof-the-moment and I was woefully unprepared for both the pleasures and dangers of travelling the northern roads alone. Despite the signs, I was still surprised when I actually encountered the wood bison; huge, lumbering animals, shaggy as dogs, moving with a slow, certain confidence, totally unperturbed by the rushing cars as the grazed contentedly on the side of the highway. I remember seeing their curious, curving horns and their slumping backs, and thinking that they looked like a cave painting. It turns out this thought wasn’t far from the mark. Bison, says Tom Jung, senior wildlife biologist for Environment Yukon, have existed in North America since the Pleistocene epoch, which spanned from 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago, where they lived alongside the now-extinct woolly mammoths. Yukon’s bison, too, also went extinct at one point, but much more

recently than other megafauna; in the southwest Yukon, they vanished about 350 years ago, says Jung. The bison in the south east went extinct later, in 1930, due to increased hunting pressure. Why the south west population went extinct is a mystery, as it is unlikely they were hunted out, and Jung says it may have been a combination of habitat loss, disease and other factors. “A lot of the (southwest Yukon) used to be grassland,” Jung says, “and that has really changed, although small pockets of this habitat, on which the current bison population feeds, remains.” Both populations of bison have been reintroduced, although the animals seen along the Alaska Highway are not actually “Yukoners” and are managed by British Columbia. The southwest population – called the Aishihik Herd – was reintroduced into the Haines Junction area, onto the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, as part of a conservation project between 1988 and 1992. During this time 170 animals were released into the wild, a population which has swelled to 1,500 animals, making the Aishihik Herd one of the largest populations of wild bison in North America.

The herd has been so successful, biologically speaking, says Jung, that it sustains a hunting harvest, which allows people to get out on the land and take bison for food. The southeast population is not open to hunting, he notes. Bison can be exceptionally challenging to hunt, but very rewarding, both in terms of the experience is provides and the immense amount of food each animal can provide. According to Yukon government hunting pamphlets, an adult male bison can dress out at over 750 pounds of meat. The hunting season for these animals runs from September to March 31st. Wood bison are the largest land animal in North America, and differ from their smaller cousins, the plains bison, in that they are heavier and have thicker fur. Woods bison can stand nearly two metres tall and weigh up to 900 kg. Both males and females have horns. For more information on wood bison, go to www.env.gov. yk.ca and click on “Animals and Habitat” and drop down to find “wood bison” listed among the mammals. Lori Garrison is a Yukoner without a cause. She currently lives in Whitehorse.


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Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Night - Ak-YK show 7:30 PM Whitehorse Fri, Apr, 14, Good Friday United Church In the basement of the United Interdenominational Service 10:00 AM Church, contact Ray Tucker to book a slot Yukon Arts Centre This is a free, unticketed 633-4580 event. All proceeds above event costs will be Mondays - Friday Family Free Play DropSat, Apr, 15 Sunday Night Jam Band 7:30 donated to the Whitehorse Food Bank. in 12:30pm Saturdays 10-2pm. Family PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri, Apr, 14, Dusk’a Friday Language Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This Sat, Apr, 15 Fiddle & Banjo 8:00 PM Lunches 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and drop-in includes reading time, free play and Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop Features the Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch interactive activities. All Ages Welcome.. remarkable musicianship of fiddler Karrnnel and come learn Southern Tutchone with Wed, Apr, 12, Girls Group 5:00 PM Heart Of Sawitsky and banjo player Daniel Koulack, our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls Riverdale Dinner at 6 with Jess Stone Bus AKA Fiddle & Banjo. for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin tickets are available. Come by and share Sat, Apr, 15 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in citizens and staff are welcome! your ideas and we’ll put them into action! the Boiler Room Sat, Apr, 15, Learn German 10:00 AM Sat, Apr, 15, Family Free Play Drop-in Sat, Apr, 15 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Alpine Bakery Learn German in a fun way 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 Jarvis Street Saloon with Renate - beginner to intermediate. No /668-6535 This drop-in includes story time, Sun, Apr, 16 Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 charge. Info 334-6948 free play and interactive activities. All Ages Hotel Sat, Apr, 15, Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 Welcome Sun, Apr, 16 Ben Mahony 7:30 PM Best AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit Sat, Apr, 15, Young Explorer’s Preschool Western Gold Rush Inn goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Program 10:30 AM MacBride Museum 867Mon, Apr, 17 Ladies Night with DJ Carlo Sun, Apr, 16, Japanese Conversation 667-2709, ext.3 parents and children explore 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Classes Whitehorse, Yukon Email Fumi the animal gallery together. Play games, Tue, Apr, 18 Patrick Jacobson 5:30 Torigai the Instructor at jcayukon@gmail. create crafts, read stories and sing songs. PM Tony’s Pizza Local singer/songwriter com for more info. Fumi Torigai, Instructor. 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Tue, Apr, 18 Ryan McNally 7:00 PM Dirty Northern Pub Acoustic jazz and blues, sometimes electric rockabilly and swing, even old time banjo/fiddle tunes and Cajun. Tue, Apr, 18 Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Apr, 18 Yukon Live Music - Ginger Jam 10:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Wed, Apr, 19-29 2017 Rotary Music Festival Yukon Arts Centre For info: 3330748 or rmfestival@yahoo.ca. Wed, Apr, 19 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Apr, 19 Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

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Sun, Apr, 16, The Great Beringia Easter Egg Hunt 12:00 PM Beringia Centre At noon participate in The Great Beringian Easter Egg Hunt, and at 1:00 watch Kung Fu Panda 3, while munching on your fantastic finds. All ages welcome. Free. Mon, Apr, 17, Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free dropin. Mon, Apr, 17, Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Mon, Apr, 17, A Most Egg-cellent and Eggstravagant Easter Scavenger Hunt 10:30 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve Join the search Easter Monday anytime during 10:30am to 5pm. The Easter Hare hops around the Preserve and drops clues along the way for you to find and piece together the riddle to collect a sweet treat prize! Tue, Apr, 18, Science Magic Shipyards Park All ages. Have fun with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Lets stretch our minds and grow, free and drop in! Two times during the day at 1:30 - 2:30 pm and 3:15 - 4:00 pm. Tue, Apr, 18, Southern Tutchone Classes 8:45 AM Champagne And Aishihik First Nation - Whitehorse Office These are Free classes open to everyone. Classes are at 8.45 – 10 am, 10.45-12 pm and 12.10-12.45 pm. Call Luke at 667-5992 for more information. Tue, Apr, 18, MOBA Night 4:00 PM TItan Gaming & Collectibles Tuesday night will now be MOBA (Multiplayer online Battle Arena) night. League, DOTA, or HOTs, doesn’t matter. We will be starting with just drop in play and then with enough interest get tournaments going. Wed, Apr, 19, Girls Group 5:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Dinner at 6 with Jess Stone Bus tickets are available. Come by and share your ideas and we’ll put them into action!

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Tue, Apr, 11-12 First Nations RIM Symposium - Pre-Conference Workshops - 2017 Westmark Whitehorse This year’s symposium features two pre-session workshops. Coffee, Tea and Snacks are included in the ticket price. Wed, Apr, 12, Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed, Apr, 12, Yukon Crime Stoppers AGM 3:30 PM Whitehorse Chamber Of Commerce 867-633-4829 Thu, Apr, 13, Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu, Apr, 13, Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu, Apr, 13, Yukon Tech Collective Meetup 6:00 PM (co)space coworking space` Interested in technology of any kind? Come and meet with like minded people that love to talk and show off some cool tech! Want to join or present something cool? Email andrew@yukonstruct.com for more details. Sat, Apr, 15, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:30 AM Emergency Measures Organization YARA’s breakfast at the A&W. Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon often join. Sat, Apr, 15, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon, Apr, 17-21 Spring Food Drive Bag Distribution Week Whitehorse Baptist Church Look for our Spring Food Drive bags in your mailbox. Fill them up with food youd like to donate. Peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, pancake mix. Contact Jeremy at jeremy@whbc.ca or 335-7524 for more information.

Tue, Apr, 18, March Networking Event 5:00 PM Dirty Northern Pub The event is open to anyone with an interest in the environment! Typical attendees are from government, First Nations, private consulting, and environmental non-government organizations! Tue, Apr, 18, Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed, Apr, 19, Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com

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Wednesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Friday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sunday Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steel Bldg. 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Monday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave. Phone: AA 1-877-364-7277 (24 hours a day)

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Feeding the North Year-round grown in Yukon produce to become a reality as Whitehorse-area agriculture company launches its aquaponics operation by Michael Bramadat-Willcock

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ood is important to me because I have a large family. Five boys under the age of nine” says Sonny Gray, CEO of North Star Agriculture Corp. as his company will soon announce plans to start construction in the Yukon. Like many in the Yukon he’s concerned about fresh produce. Yukoners like to buy local but the lack of a year round growing season in the Yukon limits our choices. Gray thinks he’s found the solution. His company plans to be the first in the North to implement a potentially game changing new technology that he hopes will solve our food security issues and make the North more self-reliant. North Star Agriculture partnered with NutraPonics, an aquaponics company based in Alberta, a year and a half ago and plans on setting up shop in the Yukon by this fall. Produce is expected to hit Yukon shelves for winter 2018. Nutraponics describes its aquaponics technology as being “based on a self contained, self regulating ecosystem, optimized for superior, natural, organic plant growth.” Nutraponics gave North Star Agriculture exclusivity rights to the use of their technology north of 60. “It is our goal to create farms across the North of Canada. Feeding the North,” says Gray. Gray describes aquaponics as fish and plants existing in a symbiotic, pre-existing ecosystem. “A similar concept to rice paddies in Asia.” He says that unlike in other parts of Canada, agriculture hasn’t yet gotten its fair shake in the North. “Agriculture is an industry, and it’s consistent, unlike mining,” he argues. “We’ll give agriculture a voice. “Within the next 10 years agriculture will be recognized in the Yukon.”

Gray and his partners are planning an all-year facility that would provide food to grocery stores; they hope to help the North develop sustainable agriculture. “Our vision as an agriculture development corporation is to create a more self- sustainable Yukon. Creating food, fertilizer and grain locally, creating jobs and contributing to the economy. “Commercial scale agriculture could be, in the next 20 years, a constant, steady financial contributor to the Yukon’s economy.” Gray envisions the North becoming a global leader in agricultural technologies as we find new ways to solve our food security issues for ourselves. “To feed the north we’re gonna have to become creative,” he says. “People are going to want to know how we did this.” Gray says that his company will put the Yukon at the forefront of the industry by “marrying agriculture with cutting edge technology in a Northern environment – effectively solving a long-standing issue surrounding food security.” He sees potential for agritourism, too. “If I was visiting the Yukon standing in a snow bank in minus 40 weather and you informed me that they were growing vegetables right now down the road I’d have to see that. I’d be curious.” Gray says that this kind of thing hasn’t been done on a commercial scale in the North yet. “Traditionally, we’ve looked at solving our food problems on a smaller scale, and we are experiencing a certain level of success, however, those methods aren’t fixing the issues surrounding the quality of produce at the local supermarket in the dead of winter,” he

come some hurdles because of the moratorium on fish farming. Gray says the important distinction to be made here is that, “we are not ‘farming fish.’ We are raising fish.” They managed to get an exemption to the ban through letters of support from the community. “Ultimately what happened was there is a moratorium on fish farming. The government at the time was not interested in reviewing our project until we garnered strong support from the community. Once we were able to properly exPHOTO: courtesy of Sonny Gray plain how our system operates, we received a letter from the government exempting Sonny Gray, CEO of North us from the moratorium, and committing resources to the creation Star Agriculture Corp, plans of regulations specific to aquaponto be the first in the North ics.” to implement aquaponics He says that the department of environment is working on a agriculture, a new technology framework for regulation that’s that he hopes will solve food fair to everyone. “We’ll be the first security issues in the North out the gate.” Gray’s vision doesn’t stop in the Yukon or even Canada. He plans to says. “There’s no reason we can’t to expand across the North. Potdo that here.” entially including the Northwest Gray hopes to move the sustain- Territories, Nunavut and Alaska, able movement from a personal or “Our goal is to feed the North, one community based phenomenon to territory at a time,” he says. “We a corporate one. recognize that every Northerner “Most initiatives regarding agri- deserves access to nutrient-rich, culture and food security centre fresh, local fruits and vegetables around individuals and how they and we intend to provide that procan be more self-sufficient or com- duce, year round, at an affordable munities and how via community price.” gardens, greenhouses, et cetera Aquaponics is a growing trend they can help their communities worldwide that arguably has yet become more self sufficient,” he to reach its full potential in Cansays. “Rarely are we seeing solu- ada. Recent estimates suggest tions to the territories’ food se- that there are about 200 industrial curity issues. Commercial scale scale farms in the world: 100 in farming paired with advances in Japan, 25 in the United States, 50 technology position companies to in China, and 20 in the European now be able to create solutions Union. Canada has two that are that perhaps 10 years ago were not specifically built to Nutraponics options.” specifications. The project did have to over-

Gray says government bodies have been supportive of his project. “The Federal government is supportive, as is the Territorial. This includes funding, regulation drafting, et cetera. Thus far every meeting we’ve had with varying levels have been positive.” Gray and his partners completed a feasibility study partially thanks to government support and they are in negotiations to secure a local First Nation partnership. One might think that fruits and veggies produced through aquaponics technology wouldn’t taste as good as those grown in conventional soil. Gray begs to differ and says it’s just the opposite. He says that food produced by this method tastes stronger and more “real” because it’s getting all the right nutrients. “A plant grown on our farm gets 100 per cent of the light that it requires daily. The roots are literally laying in the nutrient rich water meaning they’re pulling 100 per cent of the nutrients and water that they require. Closed door facility means no bugs, moles or birds chewing up the plants. The result is a plant that’s maximized its potential as a plant. It’s rich with nutrients and tastes the way a plant should taste.” Gray says leafy greens such as kale, romaine, baby spinach, lettuce; and herbs such as basil, mint and parsley do especially well with this type of agriculture. Also planned are strawberries and cherry tomatoes. To learn more about aquaponics technology go to www.NutraPonics.ca. In addition, there are lots of videos on YouTube about aquaponics. Michael is editor at What’s Up Yukon. He’s a journalist based in Whitehorse. Lifestory available on request.

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland

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aving recently spent some time in Latin America to attend a friend’s wedding (congrats again Mr. and Mrs. Spinks!) my head is full of vibrant fruit, spicy seasoning and lovely fresh seafood. While the food in that part of the world is a trove of fantastic recipes the one I kept ordering again and again was the humble shrimp cocktail. Each time I ordered it seemed a bit different, so this version combines all of my favourite elements from eating this simple dish for weeks on end, to be exact – ketchup and mayonnaise.

Coctel de Camarones

Try this recipe for Latin American shrimp cocktail

I saw various sizes of shrimps used in this dish, from tiny salad shrimp to absolute monsters of the deep. I tend to land somewhere in the middle but tailor it to your preference. To be totally honest, this is a dish where you can totally spare your pocketbook and go for lovely little inexpensive shrimp. Serves 4

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Coctel de Camarones INGREDIENTS ⅓ cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons ketchup 1 lime 1 tsp hot sauce Salt and pepper, to taste ½ cup finely chopped red onion

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Wasting Away in Geezerville with Ken Bolton

Was That an Update, or a Sign of the Apocalypse? I

t was a dark and stormy night a few weeks back. Dark enough and stormy enough that one might be forgiven for thinking the End Times were nigh. It began with little fanfare, when the evil OS known as Windows 10 (aka the pale rider of the digital apocalypse) blithely informed me it had taken a notion to update itself. Did I want to restart on my own, or let Bill Gates handle it for me?

“It’s okay, Bill. I’ve got this,” I muttered toward my screen – a conversation no doubt overheard and widely shared by my microwave, the toaster and every electronic device within a six-block radius. As the rude winds howled, I hit Restart and waited. And waited. And waited. In some unseen dimension, megabyte after megabyte unspooled in an agony of slow motion.

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Desperate times demand desperate actions Had I made a fatal error by having the hard drive replaced last month? Had I been wrong to allow Windows 10 onto the premises in the first place? Had I been a fool to abandon my Remington Noiseless Portable, circa 1936? Yes, yes, and probably yes. After nearly an hour, the reboot finally took hold. An hour in which I was cut off from the

world’s Sturm und Drang as surely as if I lived off-grid on the Annie Lake Road. The screen flickered back to life. I entered my password and proceeded to do what geezers of feel called upon to do as midnight approaches: I clicked on Facebook. Nothing. Double-click. Nada. Triple-click. Rien, zip, diddly, no sale, nobody home.

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whirring and clanking in its innards, my laptop grudgingly came back to life. Facebook did not. Desperate times demand desperate actions. I hit Restart yet again. And waited, yet again. Rinse and repeat, and still no Facebook. No clarity on the worldmadness front. No cat pics, memes, or anger-filled comment threads. I felt empty inside. Then it hit me: try Uninstall instead. On the fourth or fifth attempt, Facebook finally disappeared from both the app tray and the taskbar. Miraculously, the replacement I downloaded worked on the first try. Equilibrium instantly flooded back into my life. Once again, I could immerse myself in gifs, vids and news of dubious authenticity. Once again, I could trade witticisms with cherished friends and reviled strangers (or cherished strangers and reviled friends). Once again, I could prove my moral superiority by not validating idiotic posts by adding idiotic replies of my own. The storm had passed. The apocalypse had been averted. Geezer life would carry on.

I resolutely hit Restart again. And waited. After much silent

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Less is Definitely More Burlesque in Dawson

by Gabriela Sgaga

The Boardwalk Burlesque class of 2016/17 Festival. Wiegers immediately saw a chance at redemption. “It ended up being my best performance ever.” As more requests for shows started coming in, local women began approaching Wiegers. “They asked questions such as: how do you have the confidence? I want it!” Responding to the demand, Wiegers, along with local choreographer Katie Pearse, held the first burlesque class in 2014. Wiegers says there was so much interest, they had to turn people

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awson City did not have burlesque in its repertoire until long-time local resident Rachel Wiegers decided to take up (or off, as the case may be) the mantle and bring it to town. Wiegers says her journey towards burlesque started when she was young and discovered her father’s girlie magazine stash. “I was too young to understand sexuality then,” she says while we sat in a local pub sipping martinis. It was, instead, the comfortability and unabashed nudity of the models that fascinated and intrigued her. “And I especially loved the glamour shots with the hair and clothing,” she says. As she grew up, she became involved with tacky pageants at summer camp, got interested in vintage fashions as a young adult, and developed a love for being on the stage. When a friend suggested trying a burlesque course in Vancouver, which incorporated all of these things, she decided to go for it. “The course was amazing,” says Wiegers. Her graduation performance, however, was not. “I froze on stage – I was petrified and unprepared,” she says. “It was a terrible performance.” After she got back to Dawson, she was asked to perform burlesque at the Dawson City Music

Rachel Wiegers aka Chevonne of the Yukon scared of their bodies.” Wiegers believes strongly that the way to get over it is by going public. “By the end of the course, nobody cares anymore – they forget about it – they’re too busy having fun with hair, makeup, costumes, etc.” Each student in the class picks her own story for the performance. “It’s personal for them,” says Wiegers. “We only advise that their numbers are understandable and relatable to the audience.”

But, I ask Wiegers, despite burlesque offering the positive aspect of conquering body type fears, aren’t these girls still just playing into the women-are-sex-objects stereotype? Wiegers has an answer for me. “They are reclaiming their sexuality on their own terms,” she says. “The girls are encouraged to find an alter-ego, someone who is a part of them and is their most powerful person,” she says. “Burlesque is a tool to pull that person out.” She goes on to say that it’s about what you want, not about acting the way someone else wants you to, or how you think you should. “When I was young, I behaved more to what I thought others wanted. Now it’s take me or leave me, and I don’t care what others want. It’s part of what makes me feel like a strong human. Burlesque helped me do that. And besides,” she says with a wink, “it’s really fun.” Sign me up! 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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Start South, GoNorth!

Our truck camper, “Josey,” resting in the rainforest on Vancouver Island

We had an unforgettable spring getaway trip last year with a truck camper from GoNorth Car and RV Rental in Whitehorse by Yvonne Mueller

Impressive trees in the rainforest on Vancouver Island

Exploring the interior of Vancouver Island with “Josey”

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inter in Whitehorse is beautiful, but long. By the end of April 2016 we traveled down south to find Vancouver fully in bloom already. A reasonably priced and very scenic train ride along the coast brought us to Seattle. After discovering this attractive city for a few days, we took over a truck camper at the GoNorth Car and RV rental station close to the Seattle International Airport. GoNorth vehicles are not numbered, they have names, which makes your camper like a friend right away. Our truck camper answered to the name of “Josey.” Our camping adventure with Josey started on the Olympic Peninsula. From there we took the ferry to charming Victoria on Vancouver Island. Slowly, we made our way towards the northern part of Vancouver Island – spending several days exploring the interior and the east coast. We enjoyed walking in the fairytale-like rainforest, a very different vegetation from

what we knew in the Yukon. Due to travelling early in the camping season, we had a lot of great spots just for ourselves. After an impressive ferry trip through the Inside Passage we were back on the mainland. A guided tour at the historic North Pacific Cannery in Port Edwards gave us a great insight into the salmon industry. We were also impressed with the huge dimension – 10 km by 3 km! – of the lava bed at the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park, north of Terrace. It was a little too early for salmon fishing in the Skeena River, but several lakes – such as the Dease Lake – along the scenic Stewart-Cassiar Highway offered great fishing opportunities. It was an awesome time of year to see lots of wildlife along this 725 km stretch of highway that runs north to the Yukon border – we stopped counting the bears on the roadside. By the time we were back home in Whitehorse, summer was cont’d on page 13...

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Start South, Go North! ... cont’d Telegraph Cove on Vancouver Island, B.C. ahead of the tourist season

Seattle in early May

back with us! We were a little sad to drop of “Josey” at the GoNorth Car and RV rental station just across the Alaska Highway from the Whitehorse airport. This reliable truck camper was the perfect means of transportation for our spring getaway. And due to the off-season, one way special, it fitted our limited budget. If you’re looking for a spring getaway ask GoNorth about their

1-866-236-7272. GoNorth is a family owned business and has been in operation since 2001. Their services include a travel centre and car and RV rental stations in Whitehorse, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seattle. Find GoNorth at the 38th Annual Yukon Trade Show on May 5, 6 and 7 in Whitehorse.

one-way special from Seattle to Whitehorse for USD$999 for up to three weeks if you return the vehicle before June 15. If you feel like driving further north, you can drop of your camper unit in Fairbanks or Anchorage. Similar specials, in the opposite driving direction, are available in fall. For more information go to www.GoNorth-alaska.com/oneway or call their toll free number

During the Klondike Gold Rush many of the miners started their way to the Klondike gold fields down in Seattle, where they boarded a ship at miner’s landing.

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Historic North Pacific Cannery in Port Edward, BC

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untilArt April 28th Gallery: >> in the On Yukon Society THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS EDGEDoes GALLERY “How it Felt”

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>> in the On Hougen Heritage until April 28th Gallery: YUKON ARCHIVES Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault INTRO TO EMBROIDERY Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013 WITH KAREN NICLOUX Monday, Tuesday, Thursday April 17, 18, 20 6:30pm-8:30pm $95 + GST (all supplies included)

Open Studio Sessions

>> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions << BEGINNER Sundays fromCERAMICS 2:30 to 6pm WITH$5 ASTRID KRUSE per hour Tuesdays, May 1 - June 12, 7-10pm

+ GST (supplies included) >> $325 Acrylic Pain� ng Open Studio << with Neil Graham INTRODUCTION TO BEADING everyWITH first and third Wednesday of RHODA MERKEY each 7 to 9pm April 24,month 26, 6:30pm-8:30pm $10 per(supplies 2 hour session $95 + GST included)

INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLICS To register call: 867-667-4080 Email: recep� on@artsunderground.ca WITH MAYA ROSENBURG Thursdays, May 4-28, June 1-22 (no class on May 25) 6:30pm-8:30pm $250 + GST (supplies included)

MOTHER’S DAY PAINTING IN PAIRS WITH MAYA

Sunday May 14 - 1pm-4pm $150 for 2 people (supplies included)

DESIGN A SUMMER SKIRT WITH JACQUELYN VAN KAMPEN Saturdays, June 17 10am-2pm & June 24 10am-4pm $150 + GST (fabric not included, bring your own sewing machine)

DROP IN THE UNDER ACHIEVERS (PAINTING CLUB) Every 2nd Tuesday: April 4, April 18 etc. 6:30-9:30pm Free with membership (bring your own supplies)

DROP-IN PAINTING WITH NEIL GRAHAM

Get feedback from a professional artist as you work on your own projects Every 2nd Tuesday: April 11, May 9, May 23 etc. 7-10pm. Not running on April 25 $10 with membership (bring your own supplies)

LIFE DRAWING

No instruction, hosted by Andrew Sharp, nude model First Sunday of the month 7-9pm $5/hour (bring your own supplies)

POTTERY OPEN STUDIO

No instruction provided. Must have pottery experience. Every Sunday from 2:30-6pm and Friday from 6pm-9pm $5/hour

What’s Up with Your Feet

April is foot health awareness month by Jeddie Russell

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eonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot has with a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and tissues uniquely designed to withstand pounds of pressure and stress. Whether you are active or inactive, feet and lower legs bear it all. I weigh about 160 pounds, which means 160 pounds of force when standing! Do you stand a lot? When I walk my body deals 240 to 280 pounds of force, and when I run my body deals 320 to 480 pounds of force. All this force is supported by size 10 feet. As Da Vinici observed, feet are designed to take the pressure. Now consider this: how is your foot wear designed to promote the health of your foot and subsequently your entire body? What surfaces are you walking and running on; asphalt or snow pack? Do you have pain anywhere? Do you have dry and cracked heels

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Before buying footwear take a good look at your whole foot, meet your foot, look between toes, at the shape of each toe and toe nails, meet the bottom of your foot – what do you notice? or calluses on the outside of your big toe, or on the pads of the sole of your feet? What about ingrown toenails? Take a moment to think about this. Is your footwear interfering with the health of your feet?? Wearing shoes that are too small is most common; I have to stop myself from approaching complete strangers to tell them if they simply wore a size where their toes wouldn’t have to curl up they’d be preventing foot problems down the trail. Before buying footwear take a good look at your whole foot, meet your foot, look between toes, at the shape of each toe and toe nails, meet the bottom of your foot – what do you notice? Match your foot problems, such as, calluses to the wear on your

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shoes. Socks and shoes that retain moisture add a whole other dynamic. (Sniff sniff – know what I mean?) Take a moment to dry out all footwear. Athletes and dancers who prefer to wear tight fitting footwear in order to “feel” the court, deck, track or trail do hurt their feet. Socks are also a big deal, socks that are too short or tight squish toes toward each other; encouraging the nails to grow into the skin. This is especially true if you are a fan of clipping toenails too short. Short nails with sharp edges combined with tight, moisture retaining socks and narrow toed shoe will lead nail growth toward the inviting pinched flesh at the sides of the toe. This April start thinking of toenails as bumpers, with a pro-

tective function. Give your toes the space to work for you. Practice shifting from cutting to filing. Tip: To avoid splitting and jagged edges file nails following the shape of the toe to a length where the free edge is visible above the skin. Start to take a moment every day to meet, nourish and take care of your hard working feet. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society recommend feet and toes exercises. Check out my website www.WalkonFootCare. com and look under resources for examples. Jeddie Russell, R.N., BScN, MAdEd is a Certified Foot Care Nurse based in Whitehorse. For more information visit her website at www.WalkonFootCare.com.

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April 14-17 Opening Friday, April 14th at 4pm

COLD CUTS VIDEO FESTIVAL 2017: COSMIC HISTORIES Part of the Dawson City Int’l Film Festival April 28th: 6-8pm

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Patrick Harris on Creating Opportunity from Global Change - Learn How to Harness & Transform Change to your Benefit Thursday, April 20, 8:30am to 12:30pm

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed, Apr, 12, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wed, Apr, 19, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Fri, Apr, 14, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Apr, 15, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Apr, 15, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Apr, 17, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Apr, 18, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Apr, 18, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS

Wed, Apr, 12, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Apr, 12, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Apr, 12, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Apr, 12, Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Wed, Apr, 12, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Apr, 13, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Apr, 13, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu, Apr, 13, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Apr, 13, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Apr, 15, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat, Apr, 15, Youth Drop In 8:00 PM Carcross Community Centre Sun, Apr, 16, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Apr, 17, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Apr, 17, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 18, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 18, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue, Apr, 18, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Apr, 18, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 18, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Apr, 18, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 18, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Apr, 19, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Apr, 19, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Apr, 19, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Apr, 19, Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Wed, Apr, 19, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building

CARMACKS

Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Tue, Apr, 18, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 PM Carmacks Recreation Centre

DAWSON CITY

Wed, Apr, 12, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Apr, 13, Dawson City International Short Film Festival Dawson City Shows short films of all genres every Easter weekend. The Festival also features workshops, meet-and-greets, awards, and more. Thu, Apr, 13, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Apr, 14, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Apr, 14, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Apr, 14, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Apr, 14, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, Apr, 14, Happy Hour with Jesse Smith 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat, Apr, 15, 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, Apr, 15, Drop-in 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. Call 993-5005 for more information. Sat, Apr, 15, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre

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Sat, Apr, 15, 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. Call 993-5005 for more information. Sun, Apr, 16, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon, Apr, 17, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Apr, 17, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed, Apr, 19, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO

Wed, Apr, 12, Parent & Tot Storytime 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Apr, 12, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri, Apr, 14, Seniors Crib and Cards 2:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Fri, Apr, 14, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun, Apr, 16, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Apr, 16, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Sun, Apr, 16, Easter Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel All are welcome. Mon, Apr, 17, Kids in the Kitchen 3:30 PM Del Van Gorder School Email recreation@faroyukon. ca Wed, Apr, 19, Parent & Tot Storytime 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Apr, 19, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed, Apr, 12, Southern Tutchone Classes 8:30 AM Da Ku Cultural Centre These are free classes open to everyone. Class times are 8.40 – 10.10 am (Dákų̀ culture centre classroom) 10.30 – 12 pm (CAFN Council chambers) 1.45-2.45pm (Nätsèkhį Kų̀). Call Luke at 667-5992 for more information. Wed, Apr, 12, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu, Apr, 13, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Apr, 13, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Apr, 13, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Apr, 14, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sat, Apr, 15, Dig Into Fun! Garden Pests & Organic Management 10:00 AM Haines Junction A series of hands-on, informative gardening workshops. Call 335-9769 or email jolene@ sprucecottagefarm.com to register. Sat, Apr, 15, Dig Into Fun! Gardening Practices & Principles 10:00 AM Haines Junction A series of hands-on, informative gardening workshops. Call 335-9769 or email jolene@ sprucecottagefarm.com to register. Sun, Apr, 16, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Apr, 17, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Apr, 19, Southern Tutchone Classes 8:30 AM Da Ku Cultural Centre These are free classes open to everyone. Class times are 8.40 – 10.10 am (Dákų̀ culture centre classroom) 10.30 – 12 pm (CAFN Council chambers) 1.45-2.45pm (Nätsèkhį Kų̀). Call Luke at 667-5992 for more information. Wed, Apr, 19, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed, Apr, 19, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Apr, 14, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri, Apr, 14, Drop-in Volleyball 8:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Apr, 15, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Apr, 15, PUMP Bootcamp 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Apr, 15, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Apr, 15, Ice Hockey 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun, Apr, 16, Bird Photography Workshop 10:00 AM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Snap photos of the birds while discussing some tips and tricks of this challenging hobby. If weather is poor this event maybe moved inside the centre. Sun, Apr, 16, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Mon, Apr, 17, Spiritual Celebration of Swans 10:30 AM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre All are welcome at this special time to give thanks for the return of spring. Join in song and prayer during this multi�faith service while enjoying time for quiet reaction with the swans. Tue, Apr, 18, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

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Tue, Apr, 18, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue, Apr, 18, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca

MAYO

Fri, Apr, 14, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 16, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Apr, 18, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu, Apr, 13, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sat, Apr, 15, The Father Mouchet Loppet Old Crow For more information email pavlina. sudrich@gmail.com Come laugh, ski, eat bannock & be part of history! Sun, Apr, 16, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Apr, 18, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Apr, 12, Wellness and Foot Clinic 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Apr, 12, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Apr, 12, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Fri, Apr, 14, Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and Snacks! Sat, Apr, 15, Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat, Apr, 15, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Apr, 15, Picnic and Stories Around the Campfire 12:00 PM Tagish River Bridge, Day Use Area Come to this great swan viewing area with your own picnic lunch and sit around the campfire enjoying a cup of tea and homemade bannock. Sat, Apr, 15, Shinny Hockey 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre We have all the gear to play, call 399-3407 for more information. Sun, Apr, 16, Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon.org Sun, Apr, 16, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Tue, Apr, 18, Pickleball 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Wed, Apr, 19, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Apr, 19, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Apr, 19, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Apr, 19, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN

Wed, Apr, 12, Bootcamp in the Mezzanine 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Lee Randell joins us every Wednesday, come down for a fantastic workout! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Thu, Apr, 13, Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri, Apr, 14, Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Tue, Apr, 18, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, Apr, 18, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ ttc-teslin.com Wed, Apr, 19, Bootcamp in the Mezzanine 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Lee Randell joins us every Wednesday, come down for a fantastic workout! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca

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 state-of-the-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Thu, Apr, 13, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Apr, 13, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu, Apr, 13, Drop in Curling 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Drop in rates apply, so please stop at the front desk before you head to the ice. Sat, Apr, 15, Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 AM Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sun, Apr, 16, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932

Mon, Apr, 17, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Apr, 18, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Apr, 18, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake Tue, Apr, 18, Drop in Curling 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Drop in rates apply, so please stop at the front desk before you head to the ice.

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Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM. No Swim Sundays Mon-Thu Haines Public Library Open 11:00 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 Until Sat, May, 27, White Fang: When Hollywood Came to Haines Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre An exhibit celebrating the filming of White Fang here in the Chilkat Valley. Listen to first-hand accounts, see hundreds of photos from the filming process, and tell us your own stories! Wed, Apr, 12, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Apr, 12, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 12, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Apr, 12, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 12, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 12, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 12, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 12, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu, Apr, 13, Strength and Stretch 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Apr, 13, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Apr, 13, Maundy Thursday Worship 7:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Thu, Apr, 13, St Michael’s Maunday Thursday 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Apr, 14, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Apr, 14, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Apr, 14, Story time @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 14, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 14, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Apr, 14, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 14, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 14, Good Friday Worship 7:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Fri, Apr, 14, St Michael’s Good Friday Worship 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Apr, 15, Library Book Club Discussion 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Apr, 15, Family Workshops 2:00 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Family workshops we will explore the history and art of the Chilkat Valley using stories, songs, snacks, guest speakers, collection examples and handson activities. Sat, Apr, 15, Dinner At The White House 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Apr, 15, St Michael’s Easter Vigil 11:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Apr, 16, Easter Sunrise Worship Service 7:30 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Apr, 16, Easter Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Apr, 16, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Apr, 16, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Apr, 16, Easter Lunch 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon, Apr, 17, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Apr, 17, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 17, Strength and Stretch 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 17, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Apr, 17, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 17, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 17, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

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Mon, Apr, 17, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Apr, 17, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Apr, 18, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Apr, 18, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Apr, 18, Youth Movement BASEMENT 5:15 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 19, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Apr, 19, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 19, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Apr, 19, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 19, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 19, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 19, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 19, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

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Wed, Apr, 12, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 12, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Apr, 12, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu, Apr, 13, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 13, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Apr, 13, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 13, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 13, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Apr, 14, - 15, Skagway Arts Council Spring Art Show Skagway Alaska The Skagway Arts Council presents a wonderful collection of artwork created by Skagway Residents. (907) 612-0456 Fri, Apr, 14, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Apr, 15, Skagway International Folk Festival Skagway Visitor Center Annual International Mini Folk Festival, one day in Skagway with musicians of Southeast Alaska, then a trip to Whitehorse for another day of music, music, and more music. (907) 983-2275 Sat, Apr, 15, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Apr, 15, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Apr, 15, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Apr, 15, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 16, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Apr, 17, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 17, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 17, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Apr, 17, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Apr, 18, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 18, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 19, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 19, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Apr, 19, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up

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Great Cloth Diaper Change Earth Day, April 22nd 10:30am, Whitehorse Public Library

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Active Interest LISTINGS Wed, Apr, 12 Insanity Live - Mornings 6:00 AM Peak Fitness Get ready to unleash your inner athlete and reach your personal best—because progress starts outside your comfort zone. 6 Weeks Wed, Apr, 12 Aikido Yukon Kids Advanced Classes 4:30 PM Aikido Yukon Dojo Level: Yellow+ belt. Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). (867) 6674690 info@aikidoyukon.ca Wed, Apr, 12 YASC hosting Lacrosse drop in 4:30 PM Canada Games Centre Join us in the flexihall. Participants must be 12 years old or older, have a day pass from CGC and participants are encouraged to bring a helmet and gloves. Wed, Apr, 12 Scottish Country Dancing 5:30 PM Elijah Smith Elementary School Adults of any age. Families welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Pat at 668-4976 or Kat at 334-1547. Wed, Apr, 12 Adult Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 or email info@ polarettes.org for more information. Thu, Apr, 13 One Hour Drop In Classes Barreilates 5:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness This class sculpts, tones, and gives you a strong core. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Apr, 13 YASC hosting Arctic Sports drop in 5:30 PM Canada Games Centre Join us in the flexihall. Participants must be 12 years old or older, have a day pass from CGC.

Thu, Apr, 13 One Hour Drop In Classes - Barre Body Blast 6:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness This class will take you through interval strength training, isometric holds, and deep muscle work that will all result in strong, long and beautiful muscles. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Apr, 13 Bouldering with ACC 7:30 PM Yukon College Email for location, membership details info@accyukon.ca Thu, Apr, 13 Youth Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Fri, Apr, 14 Insanity Live - Mornings 6:00 AM Peak Fitness Get ready to unleash your inner athlete and reach your personal best—because progress starts outside your comfort zone. 6 Weeks Fri, Apr, 14 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Apr, 14 Aikido Yukon Teenager Class 13+ 4:00 PM Aikido Yukon Dojo Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). (867) 667-4690 info@aikidoyukon.ca Mon, Apr, 17 Insanity Live - Mornings 6:00 AM Peak Fitness Get ready to unleash your inner athlete and reach your personal best—because progress starts outside your comfort zone. 6 Weeks Tue, Apr, 18 Learn to Walk/Run Clinic 5:30 PM Frank Slim Building

Wellness LISTINGS Wed, Apr, 12, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 AM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Apr, 12, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Apr, 12, Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Apr, 12, 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. Thu, Apr, 13, Mastering Communication for Couples - Couples workshop 12:00 PM Ignite Counselling This seminar is perfect for all individuals and couples from those thinking of marriage or long-term commitment to those that have been in relationships for many years and are looking to reconnect or rediscover the relationship they once had. 335-7640 jvanviegen@ ignitecounselling.ca Fri, Apr, 14, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat, Apr, 15, Saturday Drop-in Yoga 10:30 AM Shanti Yoga Saturday morning drop-in classes are back! Start your weekend feeling relaxed. These classes are all levels and open to everyone. Mats will be available. Call 335-2457

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Sat, Apr, 15, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon, Apr, 17, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Apr, 17, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Apr, 17, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Apr, 17, 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. Tue, Apr, 18, 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, Apr, 18, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed, Apr, 19, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 AM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Apr, 19, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Apr, 19, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715

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Wednesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory

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GOODS PROCUREMENT FOR WHISTLE BEND CONTINUING CARE FACILITY The Sound Recording Program can provide up to $2000 for a professional demo recording or up to $5000 for a professional sound recording.

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There are several different meanings to these indicators and deciphering which condition the system is indicating varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. If you notice any of these warnings on your instrument panel, you should refer to your owner’s manual or stop in and have us identify which conditions the vehicle may be experiencing.

No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Friday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sunday Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steel Bldg. 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Monday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave.

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If you notice a light on your dash that includes the letters T.P.M.S. or a small tire icon, your vehicle may be equipped with this safety system. As of September 2007 the D.O.T. requires every passenger vehicle, truck and bus manufactured for sale in the U.S. with a G.V.W.R. of 10,000 lbs or less must include a system to detect any tire with less than 25% of the placard pressure and warn the driver of a low tire pressure on the instrument panel.

Tue, Apr, 18 Beginner Yoga 7:30 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Focuses on teaching basic yoga postures, healthy alignment of the spine, as well as strengthening the musculature that supports the body. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Tue, Apr, 18 Youth Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Wed, Apr, 19 Insanity Live - Mornings 6:00 AM Peak Fitness Get ready to unleash your inner athlete and reach your personal best—because progress starts outside your comfort zone. 6 Weeks Wed, Apr, 19 Aikido Yukon Kids Advanced Classes 4:30 PM Aikido Yukon Dojo Level: Yellow+ belt. Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). (867) 6674690 info@aikidoyukon.ca Wed, Apr, 19 YASC hosting Lacrosse drop in 4:30 PM Canada Games Centre Join us in the flexihall. Participants must be 12 years old or older, have a day pass from CGC and participants are encouraged to bring a helmet and gloves. Wed, Apr, 19 Scottish Country Dancing 5:30 PM Elijah Smith Elementary School Adults of any age. Families welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Pat at 668-4976 or Kat at 334-1547. Wed, Apr, 19 Adult Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 or email info@ polarettes.org for more information.

Information and applications are available online at www.soundyukon.com Completed applications must be delivered to 303 Alexander St., 1st Floor, Whitehorse, or mailed to: Yukon Film & Sound Commission Box 2703 (F-3) Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 Phone: 667-5400 Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5400 Email: sound.yukon@gov.yk.ca Web: www.soundyukon.com

The Department of Health and Social Services is requesting information. Procurement to furnish the Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility will be ongoing over the coming year.To increase the ability for local businesses to secure contracts associated with the project, we would like to know what items local vendors can supply. We are also interested in understanding where partnerships are possible for service, installation and warranty work. Some of the goods required include: medical equipment & accessories, technical beds, furniture, appliances, waste and recycling bins, carts, and shelving. Both PCL and Yukon government will be procuring goods using a variety of tendering methods. The attachments include different goods, some of which may already be in the process of being procured. If you would like more information or to send information about what your business can provide or partner on, contact Dallas O’Neill at dmoneill@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-3543. You do not need to wait until the closing date to send in information, please send it in as soon as possible. If you have questions for PCL, Marissa Dumas is the contact and can be reached at mdumas@pcl.com. This EOI is not a tender and will not be used to evaluate, select, or pre-qualify vendors for a future competitive procurement process, if any. Electronic copies may be sent by e-mail to Dallas O’Neill, dmoneill@gov.yk.ca, (867) 393-7453. The closing date for submissions is before 4:00 PM on May 11, 2017. Technical questions may be directed to Dallas O’Neill at (867) 393-7453. View of download documents at: www.hpw.gov.yk.ca/tms


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Free Wildlife Viewing Events Saturday, April 15

Monday, April 17

Big Day of Birding All over Yukon, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. See birds. Count birds. Record birds. Be as relaxed or intense as you like in this 12-hour, “Big Day” event. Record the birds you see at eBird.org, then email us the link to your list. You can also email your sightings directly to us. Prizes will be awarded! Contact us for more information.

Picnic and Stories Around the Campfire Tagish River Bridge, Day Use Area, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Come to this great swan viewing area with your own picnic lunch and sit around the campfire enjoying a cup of tea and homemade bannock. Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Ida Calmegane will share some traditional stories of spring in Yukon. Be sure to bring a mug for tea, a lawn chair, and a blanket so you can sit back and relax!

Sunday April, 23

Spiritual Celebration of Swans Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Bird ID Workshop Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

All are welcome at this special time to give thanks for the return of spring. Join in song and prayer during this multi-faith service while enjoying time for quiet reflection with the swans.

Join interpreter Jukka Jantunen as he helps identify our feathered friends that make their home in Yukon. Jukka will share his photographs and identification tips inside the interpretive centre.

Le vendredi 21 avril Havre des cygnes – mise à jour Centre de la francophonie, de 17 h à 19 h Toutes les dernières nouvelles concernant le Havre des cygnes et plus encore, durant le café-rencontre. Au programme : courte présentation, jeux et bricolages pour les enfants. Venez vous informer sur la migration des oiseaux ce printemps. Prix du repas : 12 $ pour les non membres, 11 $ pour les membres AFY.

Bird Banding 101 Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Come learn all about Yukon’s three bird banding stations from the experts themselves. Weatherpermitting, members of the Society of Yukon Bird Observatories will demonstrate banding techniques. After the demonstration we will enjoy a slide show presentation about migration monitoring and bird banding in Yukon.

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Sunday, April 16

New Yukoner Day Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bird Photography Workshop Swan Haven Interpretive Centre, 10 :00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Bring your camera and questions and join photographer Jukka Jantunen for a workshop on bird photography. Jukka will take you down on the ice to try your hand at snapping photos of the birds, while discussing some tips and tricks of this challenging hobby. If weather is poor this event may be moved inside the centre.

New to the territory? Never been to Swan Haven before? Come out for an enjoyable day of learning and discovery. There will be staff available to answer all your questions, and a campfire with smokies to roast (4:00 pm). A free shuttle to Swan Haven will leave Whitehorse at 1:00 pm. You can catch the return shuttle departing Swan Haven at 5:00 pm. Call us for details and to reserve a seat (667-8291).

Swan Haven Interpretive Centre April 1 – May 7, 2017 Weekdays: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Weekends and holidays: 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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h what a wonderful time we live in. If you are in a strange, new city and need to know where the best coffee is served, there is an app for that. Just touch your smartphone. If you need to know if those noodles are gluten-free, well, the package has a barcode and you have an app for that. But to allow us to just touch and swipe our way to enlightenment, someone has to sit at a computer, first, to enter streams and streams of code onto a computer screen. To normal people, this code looks like gibberish. But, to a programmer, this is art. Yet, at the same time, this is logic and order. Who are these people? “We are lazy,” says Mike Kasprzak, a programmer who owns Subarctic Systems in Whitehorse. “We want everything to be done automatically,” he explains. “That is what computers are for and so we find a way to do it.” So, he and other programmers will inexplicably hunker over their keyboards for hours and hours to make some required task easy. It should be explained here that a smartphone is, indeed, a computer. It has more computing power than those computers that put a man on the moon, says Kasprzak. From those early, heady days, the generation of Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak and Kasprzak asked, “What can you make it do?” “It was real sci-fi stuff,” says Kasprzak. “Can we make these computers talk to each other? Can we talk to each other on the other side of the planet? “And, that is what we did. “It was like beating the system; it’s a game; it is like a logic puzzle. You want the solution… there has to be an answer and you will find it. “That is the challenge.” Kasprzak entered the computer field with a job with Interac in the financial security depart-

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Mike Kasprzak is one of many programmers who make the miracle of smartphones possible. For instance, this Coffee Locator app that his company created ment. They were allowed a .0001 percent failure rate, which would be a transaction that could not be explained. So, he found himself up against hackers trying to find vulnerabilities. After the dot-com bust, he moved on, but continued to dabble with computers. He and his brother, Jake – “Who is a programmer and actually went to school for it” – were chatting when those words, which is always how apps are born, were uttered: “Listen, I have an idea for an app.” It was for an app to check foods to see if they were gluten-free by scanning the barcode. “Was it the first app to do that?” Kasprzak asks. “No. But it had the functionality that we wanted.”

Is This Gluten-Free? is available, free, on Google Play. It has been download 50,000 times and has earned the company a couple of thousand dollars. Or, as Kasprzak puts it, “an extra trip to Mexico”. The latest app is Coffee Locator. “It’s a pretty neat little app,” says Kasprzak. “It knows where I am and will tell me where a coffee shop is. “One click and there is an ad – that is how I make money – and click again and there is a map and driving directions and photos of the place.” To get these little miracles into your phone, Kasprzak had to sign up as a developer with Google on its online form. “You make your app, you test your app and encrypt it with Google encryption to make it secure.” But then he is only five percent done. Then comes the debugging

process to ensure it will work properly on every Android device possible. Yes, it would be easier to create an app for iPhones, but he has philosophical differences with Apple. Then there are the apps that they create for private businesses. Seeing their contact information on these apps is one way they attract new contracts. Then there is word-of-mouth advertising. “A lot of my customers don’t know where I am,” says Kasprzak. “I’ll have phone meetings at 3 a.m. because they are in the UK and nine hours ahead. “But, it is okay with them because it is all about the product and the price.” He will create an app for you, too. Just contact him at mike@ subarctic-systems.com . Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer living in Whitehorse.

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Skagway Spring Festival Friday APRIL 14 & Saturday APRIL 15

Your cabin fever reliever Friday, April 14th 8am-5pm KLGO Museum Open

Newly renovated with interactive displays! KLGO NPS - 2nd & Broadway

4:30pm-5:30pm Spin STRETCH & ROLL

Class Fee $5 for non-members. 30 min cycling. 25 min stretch & foam roller work. Skagway Recreation Center 13th & Main

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5pm-7pm Spring Show of Winter Artwork Free!!! Donations welcome. See what we do in the winter! View an amazing array of work by local artists. Welcome AB Hall – 2nd & Broadway Photo: Garden City Market

5:30pm-7pm Elks Burger Feed Fundraiser

SAC Spring Show of Winter Artwork Friday & Saturday at the AB Hall Artisan Craft Market Saturday at the Red Onion

Photo: Skagway News

For a full list of activities, visit the Skagway CVB events calendar at

skagway.com www.skagway.com/events Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau (907) 983-2854 skagwayinfo@skagway.org

Annual SAC Folk Festival Friday at the Eagles Theatre

Paper Crafts for Kids at ALASKA FAIRYTALES

Rock Painting for Adults at BITES ON BROADWAY

7pm Teen Night

Skagway Public Library - 5th & Main

7pm Good Friday Service

First Presbyterian Church - 475 Main Street

7pm Skagway Folk Festival

Free!!! Donations Welcome Eagles Theater - 6th & Broadway

Saturday, April 15th 10am Spinning Class Class Fee: $5 for non-members. Fun, group cycling class set to music Skagway Rec Center – 13th & Main 10am Sunday School Easter Event Free!!! Activities for kids ages 2 years and up First Presbyterian Church – 5th & Main 10:30am Senior Chair Based Weight

Training Class Fee: $5 for non-members. Great for Elders and those new to weight training. Skagway Rec Center – 13th & Main

11am-4pm Spring Show of Winter Artwork Free!!! Donations artist. Welcome. See what we do in the winter! View an amazing array of work by local artists. Welcome AB Hall – 2nd & Broadway

ACCOMMODATIONS OPEN HOUSE 1pm-3pm Accommodations Open House

Free!!! Have ever wanted to check out that cute B&B, see how the hotels have been renovated & expanded or visit the fun cabins on the Dyea Road? This is your chance!

And More… SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE AT PARTICIPATING SKAGWAY ACCOMMODATIONS • Chilkoot Trail Outpost • Mile Zero B&B • Morning Wood Hotel • Skagway Bungalows • Swaying Spruce • Westmark Hotel

Support Skagway Basketball! Elks Lodge - 6th & State

1pm - 3pm

Participating businesses include: • Chilkoot Trail Outpost – 9 mile Dyea Road • Mile Zero B&B - 9th & Main, • Morning Wood Hotel - 4th & State • Skagway Bungalows - .2 mile Dyea Road • Swaying Spruce - .2 mile Dyea Road • Westmark Hotel - 3rd Ave & Broadway

Explore the options… 1pm Paper Crafts for Kids

Saturday APRIL 15, 2017

Thanks to the many wonderful people and organizations who helped bring these great events to Skagway. Without them, this weekend wouldn’t be nearly as fun!

Have youFairytales ever–wanted Free!! Alaskan 3rd & Broadwayto tour 2fun pm Rock Painting for Adults aFree!!! B&B, see the how hotel Bites on Broadway – 6th & Broadway rooms have been renovated 3pm-4:30pm Gentle Flow Yoga Class Fee: $5 for non-members a moment to stretch & breathe! orTake check out those cute Skagway Rec. Center - 13th & Main 3pm-6pmon Garden Artisan Market cabins theCityDyea road? Shoppers unite! Support local artists! Red Onion Saloon – 2nd & Broadway Here’s your chance! 3pm-6pm Free RO Brothel Museum Tours Join a RO Madam for a fun & informative tour! Red Onion Saloon - 2nd & Broadway

9pm Gnat King Kong – Live Music! Red Onion Saloon – 2nd & Broadway

Coming Soon... April 22 Live Comedy with Meg Mullins! Over 21 only. Not for the faint of heart! Happy Endings Saloon – 4th & State

April 29 Skagway Arts Council presents Mayday Celebration & Concert Free!!! Dedman Stage – 7th Pasture May 6-7 Community Rummage Sale Skagway Rec Center – 13th & Main


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