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uilt in 1987 the Yukon College Library opened in 1988. It’s a place of constant change and with a budget for renovations in the area of $2.27 million, the College has chosen a new path for the Library: it will become a multipurpose learning space with a northern Indigenous focus. “We have to evolve and have been forever - it’s a very exciting time,” says Rob Sutherland, who is the former manager of the Yukon College Library at the Ayamdigut Campus in Whitehorse. He’s been around from the beginning, having joined the college when it was located in Riverdale. “I think it’s time for this to happen,” Sutherland says. “The means of access has changed radically. Everything is converting to digital, just like in our society… Providing data in different formats can be a big advantage.” Faculty, students and members of the public gathered to bid farewell to the old library at a function on April 7th. Library staff are excited about the transition. “This has never been a job. It has always been a vocation, a labour of love,” says Jane Haydock, acquisitions and serials technician at the Yukon College Library in Whitehorse. Haydock went to the college when it was in

Riverdale and took University of British Columbia courses that were taught out of trailers on the grounds. “I worked in the library from the old card catalogue days,” Haydock says. “The biggest change has been data bases. We used to have two rows of periodicals and massive indexes - referencing academic papers would take longer than writing the papers.” One of the biggest changes planned for the space is that the College is converting it from the classic library setting into what they’re calling a learning commons. According to a Yukon College Concept Report from November 2015, “A learning commons promotes not only different types of learning and group work, but also is designed as an interdisciplinary meeting point.” The report also states that, “Its function is to bring together staff, students and faculty, from across the college. These types of spaces are becoming the heart of campuses, supporting social connections, collaborative projects along with event areas for campus and community activities.” Haydock notes that it will be a very new kind of work environment. “With the learning commons the whole notion of library has

changed,” she says. “It will be a one-stop-shop for staff and students and a central place for the college community.” She’s looking forward to the new space opening in September. “It will be a bit of a mosh pit. There will be double the staff including IT people.” She feels up to the challenge, though and prides herself on the staff’s ability to multitask and find solutions to problems. “If we don’t know the answer we’ll find out.” As part of the project, many books will be converted to digital as the library reduces its reliance on hard copy to accommodate demand for more study space from the Student Union and other groups. The College Library is reducing physical stock of books by about 40 per cent. Haydock sees the transition from hard copy to digital as an opportunity to grow the collection. “We’re moving into ebooks for our unique degree packages [in areas such as First Nations Governance, Arctic Research and Climate Change].” Despite the trend towards digital, she says that people are still attached to hard copy. “The youngest of the young still want to take out books. That aspect isn’t going to be lost.” Fabiana Naves immigrated to the Yukon from Brazil on a student visa and is now executive assistant at the Yukon College President’s office. Naves was also the first Yukon College candidate for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen contest and became the 2010 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous First Princess. One of her first jobs in the Yukon was at the Library. The College is one of the only places where people in the Yukon on student visas can work. The job was a big leg up for her. “I arrived here and didn’t know anybody, so through the library I got to meet others in the same situation and develop a community,” Naves says. “I also got to meet and foster relationships with Canadians.” Naves is excited about the new learning commons. cont’d on page 3...


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“I’m looking forward to accessing more journals and way more material,” she says. The new learning commons will feature more study space and less physical books, says Michael Vernon, communications coordinator, college and external relations at Yukon College. The learning commons will feature a “variety of spaces, open and closed, quiet and collaborative,” says Vernon. Breakout spaces and meeting rooms will allow users to customize their time based on their goals. “The space will support new and different learning technologies including a screening space that will fit between 40 and 50 people,” he says. There will be a second level mezzanine higher up in the space near the skylight with stairs leading up to it.

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“Best cake they have ever put together,” says one staff member. Yukon College Culinary Arts students made the cake for the closing ceremony of the Library. Vernon says more resources will be available digitally going forward. “Increased online resources will benefit distance learners, such as members of Yukon communities who aren’t in Whitehorse,” Vernon says. “There will still be books, though. And you can expect more plugins for laptops and less computer terminals.” Rob Sutherland sees this step as a continuation of the collaboration that has been taking place in the library since the beginning. His best memories of the library come from the broad range of students and coworkers that he has

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worked with. “People have come from around the world to work with us, which is great because we can exchange ideas,” he says. Regular access to books and the learning commons space will become a reality in the new academic year. In the meantime there will be some limited access to a few library services through the Centre for Northern Innovation and Mining building. For more information you can email library@yukoncollege.yk.ca. Michael Bramadat-Willcock is editor at What’s up Yukon. Lifestory available on request.

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Acting as the general on a duplex being built in McIntyre Subdivision, Katelyn Dawson enjoys being a carpenter Then there was welding, but she couldn’t get used to the sparks: “It ruined my clothes... this is not for me.” But, in the carpentry shop, time just flew by, says Dawson. “It was like a fun hobby and you can build whatever you want.” Carpentry was it for her: “Carpentry is the things you can see; it is part of the design. “I’ve been interested in carpentry since I was a little girl when I built a fort behind my Auntie Mary’s house,” says Dawson. “I didn’t have a hammer – I had a flat rock to pound the nails – and that fort is still standing.” She finds it interesting that her father, Howard MacIntosh, is a Red Seal carpenter, too. Having decided, she joined Yukon College’s carpentry program. In the middle of her training, she took time off to give birth to her son, Riley, who is now four years old. “The guys in the class would be telling me about all of the fun things they did on the weekend, but I had my priorities straight. “I just put my face in those books and studied as much as I could. Meanwhile, my baby is crawling all over me. “It was a struggle for sure, but

any parent could understand that. But, honestly, just looking at my son and wanting him to have a good life was all the inspiration I needed.” Moving up the ranks at Canyon City Construction, Dawson is acting as the general on a duplex the company is building in McIntyre subdivision. In this role, all of the subtrades come to her with their questions. “We have plans, but sometimes you have to wing it,” she says. The younger generation works well with her because, Dawson says, they were brought up differently. Some guys are set in their ways, but they know tricks she needs to learn, so, “It is really cool to work with them.” But, what she considers “really, really cool”, is going back to Yukon Women in Trades and Technology and talking to 40 young women about carpentry and contributing to the “really good support team.” If she inspires just one young woman, she says it is worth it.

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n some days, the wind blows from the north. A Whitehorse legend that drifts down the road is this: music and art are taught with passion and respected for their true value. Are there really open mics happening all over town? Was it true that graffiti doesn’t get covered up after two days? After living here for a few years, I’m beginning to understand what this means. The ideas that being classy doesn’t presume wealth and that high culture isn’t inextricably linked to status have been so refreshing. Whitehorse seems to breed down-to-earth sensibility with a wealth of collected knowhow from the rest of the country and beyond. A scenery of natural beauty provides the backdrop for anyone seeking inspiration, and music pours out of people. Naturally, we can’t help getting together. So, pick a free night: Tuesdays cater to hard blues rockers down at the Boiler Room Bar in the Yukon Inn. On Wednesdays, the local talent convenes at Epic Pizza in Riverdale, for a charming and eclectic assortment of music. Lighter folk rock sounds purr along Main St., wafting out of the Gold Rush and the Town and Mountain Lounge on Thursdays and Fridays respectively. And if you can make the drive, the Saturday evening gathering is at the Cut Off Restaurant and Pub, which is located on the Alaska Highway at the Carcross cutoff. My personal favourite, however, is Sunday Jam at the 98 Hotel. It starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m., but if often continues later into the night. Collaborators, improvisors and experienced performers are all welcome. Music, like magic, transcends the ego. Even if you don’t consider yourself a musician, you might be enticed to pick up an instrument. I love asking people if they like music because the answer invariably coming back to me is: “What kind of question is that?!” Correct, fellow human. Some perspectives on the topic include the following: “You can know a person, and learn a little bit about yourself;” “We need music to search within ourselves;” “Good

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ntil a couple of years ago, there was a wonderfully entertaining fantasy writer by the name of Terry Pratchett. Perhaps there still is, somewhere on an alternate plane of reality, since Sir Terry Pratchett succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in the Earth year of 2015 at the tender age of 66. Let me be clear: I am not an aficionado of fantasy, sci-fi, or

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According to these bold theorists, our planet is not an orb, but a flat disc, not unlike Pratchett’s fanciful invention, although conspicuously lacking in both elephants and turtles to bend the universe around the story.” My reason for mentioning this is that I have recently noticed a huge increase in Faceboook activity by proponents of the Flat Earth theory of the universe. According to these bold theorists, our planet is not an orb, but a flat disc, not unlike Pratchett’s fanciful invention, although conspicuously lacking in both elephants and turtles. Forgive my naïvité, but I’ve believed for the past six decades or so that we lived on a beautiful blue marble of oceans and continents, adrift in some kind of vac-

uum known as space. Have I been wrong all these years? Has NASA been faking those photos from deep space, the way it faked the moon landing in 1969, and the U.S. government faked the World Trade Center attack in 2001? Must I re-think the Vatican’s reluctant and long-overdue vindication of Galileo Galilei in 1992? In short, should I just accept that science is bunkum, and alternative facts are the new reality? Ken Bolton is a freelance writer who lives southeast of Whitehorse.

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hen I decided to remove my mask last summer I had to face how lonely I was, how isolated I had become. In a desperate need to present only my best self at work, on social occasions and even at home, I had withdrawn, hiding the not-sogreat parts of myself from everyone. I was deeply unhappy. Unwilling and unable to face that pain, I numbed myself with TV, video gaming, social media and pornography. I’m lucky. Other men in similar situations turn to to alcohol or drugs as more self-destructive means of checking out. Yet, the sad truth is that whatever we are afraid to face in our lives only becomes stronger, bigger, more intractable, more overwhelming the longer we try to resist or ignore it. And as our fear about facing these parts of ourselves grows, we need to numb ourselves to a greater and greater degree. Choosing to be honest about where I found myself was just a first step. To keep myself honest I needed support from other men. Men willing to have open, authentic, vulnerable, supportive conversations about what is really going on in our lives. Men willing to hold me accountable. I started by deepening my connections to men I already knew. Slowly, I was able to build a circle of men from across North America with whom I connect regularly – sometimes one-on-one, sometimes in virtual groups. I was surprised. Many of the men I approached were eager to engage this way. They were hungry for a space to share the parts of themselves they usually kept hidden. They were yearning for deeper connection to other men. They were just waiting to be asked, to be invited in. The conversations we share are incredibly nourishing. I have strengthened existing friendships and built incredible new ones from this. We honour and celebrate each other. I am lighter and no longer afraid for close male friends to see me at my lowest ebb. I trust they will hear me and help lift me into the man I want to be, into the man they know I can be. This trust has given me the courage to look more deeply at the shadowy parts of my character, my soul, and begin the work necessary to heal those areas. Instead of resisting my pain, I embrace it, eager to identify the

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PHOTO: pexels.com lesson contained therein. Now, I resist all the ways I used to check out and run away from myself. An added bonus is now I am much more comfortable being vulnerable, authentic and present in all of my relationships, with friends, family, work colleagues and my partner. I would like to invite other men in. I would like to create a space in Whitehorse for men to share their vulnerable, authentic selves and build deeper, honest connections with other men. Did your heart just start to beat faster? Is it panic or excitement? I am seeking men who are yearning for such a space, yearning for a deeper brotherhood. I’m seeking men who are interested in diving deeper. I’m seeking brave men, because to be willing to be seen as you truly are takes tremendous courage. What we fear most when we shy away from being vulnerable with other people is that they will reject us. We believe that if others truly knew the darkness in our souls they would turn away, but to have a circle of men witness our pain, our shame, our anger, our frustration, our weakness, actually helps wash that away. We feel cleansed, supported, and loved, even if we struggle to find this within ourselves. If this article has spoken to you, if your heart is beating a little faster, contact me directly at mjvernon@gmail.com. I am creating a men’s circle to begin in early May. Michael Vernon is a flawed human being on journey toward becoming a better man. He is a White Ribbon Yukon board member living in Marsh Lake.

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Until Fri, Apr, 28, Artist Exhibit - Lyn Fabio “terra/mare II” North End Gallery Her work is inspired by land/sea, gut and fibre. Until Fri, Apr, 28, Art Exhibit - Jordan Stevens What’s Good? Arts Underground This show tries to capture moments or ideas that make us laugh, or cry, or - when it really works - do both. Kind of like a great Van Morrison song expertly used in a Wes Anderson Movie, ultimately leading us to ponder, “what’s good?” Until Sun, Apr, 30, Landmark Exhibition Yukon Government Administration Building An exhibition of new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Until Wed, Jun, 28, Art Exhibit - George Black and the Yukon Boys Arts Underground In the Hougen Heritage Gallery

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Wed, Apr, 19-29 Sat, Apr, 29 2017 Rotary Music Festival Yukon Arts Centre For info: 333-0748 or rmfestival@yahoo.ca. Wed, Apr, 19 Wed, Apr, 19 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Apr, 19 Wed, Apr, 19 Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Apr, 20 Thu, Apr, 20 Jam Night with Scott Maynard 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Apr, 20 Thu, Apr, 20 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Apr, 20 Thu, Apr, 20 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. Fri, Apr, 21 Fri, Apr, 21 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Apr, 21 Fri, Apr, 21 Soul Migration 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri, Apr, 21 Fri, Apr, 21 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Apr, 21 Fri, Apr, 21 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Apr, 21 Fri, Apr, 21 Recreational Hillbillies 10:00 PM Rising Sun Lounge Sat, Apr, 22 Sat, Apr, 22 The Elmer Iseler Singers 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre This 20voice fully professional choral ensemble, founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, has built an enviable reputation throughout Canada, and internationally through concerts, broadcasts and recordings — performing repertoire that spans 500 years, with a focus on Canadian composers. Sat, Apr, 22 Sat, Apr, 22 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Apr, 22 Sat, Apr, 22 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sat, Apr, 22 Sat, Apr, 22 Recreational Hillbillies 10:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun, Apr, 23 Sun, Apr, 23 Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Mon, Apr, 24 Mon, Apr, 24 Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Apr, 25 Tue, Apr, 25 Patrick Jacobson 5:30 PM Tony’s Pizza Local singer/songwriter performs acoustic versions of his original songs and a variety of covers every Tuesday night. patrick@patrickjacobson.com Tue, Apr, 25 Tue, Apr, 25 Classical music by Michael Cameron 6:00 PM Earls Restaurant Tue, Apr, 25 Tue, Apr, 25 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, 25 Tue, Apr, 25 Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Apr, 25 Tue, Apr, 25 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, 26 Wed, Apr, 26 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Apr, 26 Wed, Apr, 26 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

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Tue, Apr, 18-21 Books, Biscuits & Tea Discover Hospice Yukon’s Lending Library Hospice Yukon Discover Hospice Yukon’s lending library. Give yourself a few moments to enjoy tea and a homemade cookie while you browse the wide selection of books. 11 am - 3:30 pm 667-7429 Wed, Apr, 19, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle

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Mon, Apr, 24, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon, Apr, 24, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon, Apr, 24, Introduction to Beading with Rhoda Merkel 6:30 PM Arts Underground The final product in this class will be a wool pouch with a beaded applique. Rhoda will teach five beading techniques -- how to bead a circle, straight lines, curved lines, filling in and edging. 667-4080 Tue, Apr, 25, Family Victory Training Whitehorse, Yukon A unique and inspiring presentation promoting youth leadership & youth empowerment. Call to register 1-855-544-2777 Tue, Apr, 25, Spring Job & Volunteer Fair 2017 4:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Job seekers meet and learn about potencial employment within the Yukon, with over 30 different employment and vollunteer opportunites to be discovered. Tue, Apr, 25, The Under Achievers 6:30 PM Arts Underground A club for painters of all skill levels. Bring your own supplies, we have easels and plenty of space. There is no instruction. Cost is free with a membership. Tue, Apr, 25, Knitting Circle & Fibre Arts Classes 7:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Free Drop-in & Minimal Cost Workshops. Crochet, work on your own special fibre arts projects ‘in community’. Tue, Apr, 25, Bolshoi Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre One of the finest ballets in the classical repertoire is set to Tschaikovsky’s timeless score. Featuring technical brilliance and bravura dancing by outstanding performers, stunning sets, and lush costumes, this magical masterpiece delivers all the essential ingredients: romance, fate, good vs evil, and of course true love! Wed, Apr, 26, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Apr, 26, Wayback Wednesdays - Hotels: Storytelling 7:00 PM MacBride Museum An evening of storytelling about infamous Yukon hotels. Hear strange, unusual and comical tales of these pioneering establishments. Dressing in 1970s attire encouraged. Wed, Apr, 26, Chamber Choir Rehearsal 7:45 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Spring 2017 session for this auditioned a capella choir for mixed voices, call, or email to schedule an audition or for more information. 667-7049 Wed, Apr, 26, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

Sun, Apr, 23, Bowl for Kids Sake 10:00 AM Mad Trappers Alley 668-7911 Lace up for the most important fundraising event of our year and you could start something big! Every dollar you raise helps match kids with mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon. Sun, Apr, 23, Kids Kreate: Watercolour/mixed Media Painting Portrait 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Viewing the current exhibitions Homage by Don Stuart, andPerson, Picture, Portrait by Pam Van Kampen, followed by a watercolour/ mixed media painting portrait activity led by artist Helen O’Connor. No registration required. Dress for a mess. For more information contact 867393-7109 Mon, Apr, 24, 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. Mon, Apr, 24, Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Mon, Apr, 24, Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Tue, Apr, 25, 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, 25, 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, 25, 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, 26, 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!

Sat, Apr, 22, 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. Tue, Apr, 25, Marwell Future Forum Downtown Sessions 9:00 AM The Old Fire Hall A two-day Future Forum to gather information and input from governments, stakeholder groups, and the public. Tue, Apr, 25, Northern Safety Network Yukon AGM 12:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon 478 Range Road. All are welcome! Tue, Apr, 25, Future Forum 4:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Future Forum to gather information and input from governments, stakeholder groups, and the public, this is drop-in and open to all. Tue, Apr, 25, Amnesty International Writing Circle 7:00 PM Whitehorse United Church Writing letters to support and protect human rights worldwide. 667-2389 Tue, Apr, 25, Yukon Wholistic Health Network AGM 7:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library New members and new ideas always welcome. Let’s make this local organization vibrant and strong! Email for more information. Tue, Apr, 25, Old Log Church Museum AGM 7:00 PM Old Log Church Light refreshments to be served. All are welcome! 668-2555 Wed, Apr, 26-27 Spring Food Drive Bag PickUp Days Whitehorse Baptist Church Please place your full bags on your front doorstep for pick up in the early evening. Contact Jeremy at jeremy@whbc.ca or 335-7524 for more information. Wed, Apr, 26, Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Wed, Apr, 26, Marwell Future Forum 9:00 AM City Of Whitehorse A two-day Future Forum to gather information and input from governments, stakeholder groups, and the public. Wed, Apr, 26, LGBTQ2S Prism Group 4:00 PM Yukon College Meet in the YCSU Student Lounge, all welcome!

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The Super Bowl of Ethics

A Whitehorse woman shares her recent experience in an international archaeology ethics bowl competition by Aislinn Cornett

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t might be called a “bowl,” but in this competition, you won’t see any kickoffs, quarterbacks, punted balls or wide receivers. You will, however, see contestants huddled in tactical contemplation, quietly discussing obligations, responsibilities and best strategies on how to advance the play, and if the judges have anything to say about it, getting a serious handle on respectful ethical considerations. If you hadn’t previously heard of an ethics bowl, and you envisioned a sporting event or a new brand of conscience breakfast cereal, you’re not the only one. “An ethics bowl is like a sporting competition for ethics, or the super bowl of ethics,” explains Yukon archaeologist and Simon Fraser University (SFU) student, Jodie MacMillan. When not working as an archaeologist and field supervisor for a local consulting firm, MacMillan is a Masters student in the Heritage Resource Management distance program offered through SFU, and more recently, an ethics bowl ambassador. Her team just returned from a successful foray into their first ethical competition: an ethics bowl put on by the Society for American Archaeology. MacMillan’s team, comprised of five SFU students from British Columbia, Yukon and Alaska, placed second in the competition, behind the winning Puerto Rico team. The event, which was held in

Vancouver on March 30, is an annual international competition in which undergraduate and graduate university students flock to discuss and debate ethical dilemmas within archaeology. Teams consisting of three to five students are guided through ethical cases by faculty mentors. While students have prepared responses to a host of hypothetical case studies provided to them in anticipation of the annual meeting, they do not know which studies will be presented during the actual competition. This year’s Society for American Archaeology meeting featured eight hypothetical cases, which ranged from safe workplace practices, to media relations, to sexism and gender equality, to plagiarism. After the introductory coin toss, participants compete head to head in a debate style format, where each team has the opportunity to reflect and provide thoughtful rebuttals, agreements or considerations in presence of a panel. Teams debate fictional scenarios that they will likely encounter in the modern archaeology profession. They are scored on intelligibility, depth, focus, and judgment. Unlike other university teams participating in the ethics bowl, MacMillan and her cohorts did not have the luxury of meeting together in person in the months leading up to the big event, due to

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the nature of their distance program. Despite the disadvantage of online correspondence and navigating Skype calls, the SFU team finished in an impressive second out of four competing teams. “A lot of people were surprised when I told them I was in this event,” MacMillan laughs. “People didn’t know what an ethics bowl was, so it was cool to educate people about the event and to talk about ethical issues within archaeology.” The ethics bowl was inaugurated in 2004 to help students gain a stronger sense of ethical responsibility, and to teach professional problem solving in a hands-on arena. “In archaeology, ethics are really important because it’s becoming more topical,” MacMillan explains. “We’re dealing with people and culture, and it’s a good opportunity to address these issues and openly talk about them.” MacMillan admits that it’s not easy to discuss ethical issues, which is why the event is such a valuable way to initiate such dialogue. She says the ethics courses she has taken as part of her Master’s program, as well as the ethics bowl, have changed the way

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Jodie MacMillan, her team and professors after winning the first round of the Society for American Archaeology Ethics Bowl in Vancouver. They are, from left, Professor John Welch, Derek O’Neill, Brenda Gould, Brian Hannah, MacMillan, Whitney Spearing and Professor George Nicholas she thinks and made her more aware of different issues that exist in archaeology. “In heritage resource management, you’re dealing with highly sensitive information and different people’s cultures,” says MacMillan. “The value to me has come from hearing other people’s opinions and worldviews, which makes me aware of things I hadn’t considered, or different ways to approach a situation or problem.” While a second-place title is nothing to scoff at, MacMillan says her greatest learning from the ethics bowl is in listening. She explains the challenge of truly listening to what others are saying, especially when others’ opinions

may be atypical or controversial. “Sometimes you want to jump in, but you have to listen and respect different perspectives,” she says. “People come from different backgrounds and have different views.” While MacMillan and team are still basking in the glow of their recent accomplishment, their team has discussed attending next year’s Society for American Archaeology Ethics Bowl, which will be held in Washington, D.C. Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon.


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was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell’s birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up. I have always been reticent about sending the outer portion of my fruits and vegetables to the compost, as much on principle as from any informed opinion. It seems a waste, and I’ve always associated the practice with the North American cultural requirement of food to conform to a sleek, blemish-free ideal that is far removed from the dirt from whence it originated. My response? Keep the dirt! Keep the blemishes! Okay, well perhaps not that extreme, but I do tend to have a contrary streak and have been known to over-compensate. This time, in a fit of maturity, instead of mounting my high horse and pontificating on the merits of veggies au naturel I took the opportunity to do a little research. The problem with searching the internet is that within its vastness lies just as much misinformation as information – not just alternate opinions but downright falsehoods. Codswallop. Hogwash. I refuse to even use the term “alternative fact.” In addition, search engine technology makes it is very easy to support one’s own opinion through the selection of search terms. “Vegetable peels health risk” yields a trove of websites stating the need to remove the deadly skins from our diets if we are to attain perfect health – possibly even immortality and a flat tummy. On the flip side, “Vegetables peel healthy” turns out an equally voluminous set of sites aimed at convincing the reader that by chowing down on chewy rinds we can eat our way to a

I am not a nutrition expert.) Four zippy statements confirmed that many nutrients are stored in or just under the skin of vegetables and fruits. A fifth noted that washing with clean water should remove most chemical residues… I admit I do get a little squirrely about pesticides and am so grateful that the bulk of my produce is grown in my backPHOTO: Kim Melton yard – and we haven’t sprayed it with anything we wouldn’t University of California be happy to ingest. The point on potatoes sugaffirms that carrots and other gested that skins are great, as long vegetables provide more as they aren’t green. My kitchen health benefits with skins on debate continued on the question of bitterness and colour, so we cancer-free country and eliminate turned to Ireland’s food safety auacne on the way. thority for more information – may It can all be a bit off-putting. as well go to the experts. I sifted through domains in It turns out that the bitter search of something recognisable taste is due to a glycoalkaloid and hopefully credible, landing that is naturally produced in the eventually on Berkeley Univer- tuber following damage and under sity’s Wellness page. (I acknow- certain less-than-perfect storage ledge I may be showing my bias by conditions. It isn’t deadly, but it choosing an institution in northern certainly isn’t good for us – and it California. I also acknowledge that accumulates in the skin and eyes. The green color is not actually directly related to levels of this chemical – it’s chlorophyll – but shows up in similar circumstances so can be used as an indicator. Bitter potatoes are best left unA simple carrot cake is a eaten, concludes the advice, with valuable part of any northern which I couldn’t agree more. baker’s toolbox, highlightMy main conclusion from these ing one of our very growable forays into the informational vegetables that can last all ether is that old wives’(and husbands’) tales about peeling vegewinter. It’s also an opportuntables and which potatoes to eat ity for individualisation… I go do begin with grains of truth. It is for walnuts, no raisins, and worth re-investigating their orirhubarb tossed in a little sugar gins once in awhile to understand instead of the oft-suggested whether or not they are still applicable. The times it seems, are tin of pineapple. Icing made still a-changin’. with local chèvre tops it off delightfully. What is in your perfect cake? Kim Melton is an enthusiastic

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uffins are not only a treat, but a very healthy treat – especially when you bake them with fresh fruit. Here are some tasty muffin treats to try out. ⅓ cup brown sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cloves ½ cup raisins ⅔ cup milk ½ canned pumpkin ⅓ cup salad oil 1 egg

WILD BERRY MUFFINS Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon 1 ½ cups of wild berries ½ cup melted butter, slightly cooled ¾ cup milk 2eggs ½ tsp vanilla Method: Preheat oven to 425ºF. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in large bowl. In a separate bowl scoop up about a tablespoon of the dry mixture and coat the berries. In a third bowl combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Add wet to dry ingredients, stirring until well moistened. Gently stir in berries. Stir batter into greased or paper lined muffin tins. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of white sugar for crackle-top (optional, but good). Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Let stand for 15 minutes before removing from tin. Makes eight to 12 muffins. SPICED APPLE MUFFINS Ingredients: 2 cups flour

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Muffins are not only a treat, but a very healthy treat – especially when you bake them with fresh fruit. Here are some tasty muffin treats to try out together all the dry ingredients. Stir chopped apples into dry ingredients. Grease muffin tins. Fill muffin tins ⅔ full and sprinkle with topping mixture. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. BANANA MUFFINS Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar 1 cup Miracle Whip 2 or 3 mashed bananas 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda ⅓ cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon Method: Combine white sugar, Miracle Whip and mashed bananas. Add flour and baking soda. Mix lightly and drop into greased muffin tins. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over top of muffins. Bake at 350ºF oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

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Pop-rock swing band The Ukes of Hazard prepares for their first B.C. tour after a year of exciting firsts by Bonnie Tucker “I don’t mind the snow/ cause you make me warm/I don’t mind the dark in this romantic cold” – “Here in the Cold” by the The Ukes of Hazard, from their 2015 album Mine to Creep.

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fter hitchhiking her way all over Canada as a young, eclectic musician searching for a place to call home, Paris Pick settled in Whitehorse in 2013. In such a vibrant and lively music community, it didn’t take long for her to find musicians who complimented her unique style, and, led by her pirate persona, “Paris Vagabond Gypsy,” the Ukes of Hazard were born. Knowing they had something special – a chemistry that fused together their varied musical styles into a new sound that was wholly their own – the band re-

leased their demo album, followed by their first LP, Mine to Creep in 2015. Fast forward two years, and Ukes of Hazard are still a Whitehorse treasure. Lead by Paris Pick’s melodic voice as she plays the electric ukelele, the band has grown and changed a bit over the years. With Aiden Tentrees on stand-up bass and vocals, Zacharie Pelland on electric guitar, Cain Rogan on saxophone and keyboard, and Patrick Docherty on drums and percussion, they’ve found a sound all their own. “I write all my own originals,” Pick says. “My inspiration comes from my surroundings – Yukon wildlife and the people around me. I’d say my rhythm on the ukulele is very upbeat and sometimes very Latin feeling. “The guys build around my songs. Aiden and Patrick’s rhythm section is very swing/jazz, while other times totally funky. Cain’s

melodic saxophone parts and Zacharie’s outrageous guitar playing really just kicks things up to more of a pop-rock feel. Great chemistry these days.” They are finding an audience in Whitehorse. The band of young musicians has been getting bookings all over town. “We’ve got 26 gigs booked within the month. Very little downtime. Good thing the five of us all drive!” Pick’s stage name is part of her personality as an artist. “Alter egos tend to happen for us musicians. Paris Vagabond Gypsy is mine, the outrageous pirate I am on stage is definitely not who I am when I’m doing my part time work such as waitressing, cooking or (working as a) barista.” That may change one day in the not too distant future, as the Ukes of Hazard gain more prestige and find themselves taking risks and realizing new potential.

Pick says she is proud of what they have accomplished this year. “I was feeling very ambitious this year to apply for some things people said I potentially may not get due to me still being pretty fresh in the music scene here. I’d say getting accepted into three major festivals after 5 years of performing is our biggest accomplishment this year.” After winning first place in the BYTE Empowering Youth’s Battle of the Bands in February, the Ukes of Hazard will be embarking on their first out-of-territory tour this June, performing at 13 different venues across B.C and 2 venues in Edmonton during their 23 day tour. “I’m very excited for our tour to British Columbia,” Pick says. “My five-piece band has never been on tour before. Most bands leaving the Yukon are single acts, duos or even trios. But I’m doing what it takes to take these four

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A Mentor for Yukon Young Writers

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by Dan Davidson This is the first of of a five part series by Dan Davidson about the professional authors participating in the Yukon Writers’ Festival and and the Young Authors Conference during the first week of May.

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Montreal-based writer Kathleen Winter will be one of the four mentors at the Young Authors’ Conference being held as part of the Yukon Writers’ Festival

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orn in England, but transplanted to Newfoundland when she was very young, Kathleen Winter credits libraries with kick starting her interest in writing. “We moved around a bit and in one village the only library was

‘the bookmobile,’ a van filled with books that came to town once a week – I loved that van,” Winter says. “I got lost in the worlds of books and knew early on that I wanted to create worlds of my own, in the way these writers were doing. It felt natural and beguiling

to me from the start.” She says her next big push came from a high school English teacher named Art Griffin. “He had a shelf of great books that he loaned to us, books not in the school library. He gave us good writing assignments, open-ended ones. I remember that for one of his assignments, he allowed me to write a long story on a scroll of paper someone had salvaged for me from the pulp and paper mill in our town. It was salmon coloured paper and it must have been 12 feet long. I filled it up with a story about a shadow that came to life,” she says. Winter began her career by writing scripts and songs for the Canadian content segments of Sesame Street, and also became a columnist for The Telegram in St. John’s, Newfoundland. By 1987 she had written a novella, Where is Mario; four years later there was a collection of pieces about life on The Rock called The

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F.H. Collins Library is ground zero for the Young Authors Conference. Student readings always end the two day workshop Road Along the Shore - An Island Shore Journal. After that, her husband contracted cancer, and the family’s struggle is chronicled in The Necklace of Occasional Dreams (1997). The short stories that made up the collection boYs came together in 2007 and won her that year’s Winterset Award and the MetcalfRooke Award. Her first full-length novel, Annabel, was published in 2010. It won her the Thomas Head Raddall Award, and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Award. Later, it was a Canada Reads nominee. More nominations followed for a collection of stories, The Freedom in American Songs and her nonfiction book, Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in the New Northwest Passage, both published in 2014. The latter book was shortlisted for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. She approaches prose writing much like her early love of poetry. “I have an affinity for line, rhythm, mystery and gaps, or leaps in meaning. I guess a problem for me, in writing long prose work, is that I tend to like leaving holes, unanswered questions, and oddshaped structures and chambers in the work. I think it’s quite a lot of work for my editors to coax me to create structures that hold up and are not too ephemeral.” She likes deadlines, but not outlines. She’ll work hard at a project, but says, “I have to feel I’m on an adventure and anything could happen.” Winter says that persistence is even more important that talent. In a number of interviews she professes to love the outdoors and moving about, and has written a whole essay about the dangers of sitting down too long while working on Annabel. “I am looking forward to the land, to the light, to openness of geography and of people,” she says. “I have an idea that I will find the Yukon exhilarating.” She likes working with students and finds that exciting. “I don’t impose my vision on

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students. I like to ask, listen, wait, and then, gradually, make something together, or stand back and offer a guiding nudge while students conduct their own true exploration. Every student has his or her own particular voice, and it’s important to me to listen for that voice and respect it.” Winter will be one of the four mentor writers at this year’s edition of the Young Authors’ Conference, being held as part of the Yukon Writers’ Festival at F.H. Collins High School on May 4 and 5.

Yukon Writers’ Festival In 1990, a number of organizations joined together to meld the Young Authors’ Conference and the National Book Festival into a more far-reaching Yukon Writers’ Festival to highlight the Canadian literary arts in the Yukon. The current sponsors of the events are Yukon Education and Yukon Public Libraries. Five writers, usually with one from the Yukon, are engaged to participate in the week long series of events. The Public Libraries’ author is sent outside the capital to a different set of rural sites each year. This year J.B. MacKinnon will visit Dawson City, Faro, Pelly Crossing and Teslin, presenting the theme “Rewilding the World”. In addition he will be participating with the four YAC writers in an evening of readings and music at the Haines Junction Public Library. The four YAC mentors - Jamie Bastedo, Kelly Milner, Sheri-D Wilson, and Kathleen Winter - will hold workshops for two days at F.H. Collins High School, and will also participate in a reading and reception at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on the Wednesday evening. 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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I was overwhelmed with a ton of questions, but for the sake of not overwhelming my new boss, I decided to restrain myself. We’d have time to get to know each other. But we must fill in the blanks created by the 40-minute journey to 123 Triple Cross Road, head office and residence of Alayuk Adventures. As kilometres passed, the conversation became more and more relaxed. I was captivated by the

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landscapes around me, impatient to discover Yukon more deeply, curious also to learn how Marcelle operates and very eager to “tame” the team. Before heading down the South Klondike Highway, Marcelle stopped at a mailbox, after rolling a quarter of an hour from the airport, to retrieve her mail. A mail box! The letter carrier doesn’t go to her house… It was at this precise moment that it hit me: I was going to live in the middle of nowhere. That is to say the real middle of nowhere, where there wasn’t even a bakery! No grocery store for miles around. The only place to refuel is Whitehorse! And I understood quite quickly that, from this fortunate situation in the heart of nature, it would be necessary to pay careful attention to the management of daily life. The expeditions into town must be well laid out, between grocery, laundry and the remaining administrative hoops for a Frenchie freshly landed on Canadian soil. The journey was nearing its end when we turned onto Annie Lake Road, a long track, half asphalt, half gravel, but as wide as other roads I know or have imagined in North America. Here and there, appear other trails that deviate from the main road, chalets (here called cabins), and squirrels (the only “wild” animal seen so far). We eventually took one of these trails finally reaching Triple Cross Road. At the end of the road was the ranch. At the door, I met Gilles, Marcelle’s companion, who greeted and welcomed me. It was 8:49 p.m., Yukon time (5:49 a.m. on Monday, September 19, in France), when I at last reassured my relatives. I was officially awake for 24 hours (and therefore slightly tired). I didn’t have my Working Holiday Visa in my passport (although I wasn’t worried about getting it

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April 19, 2017

YUKON EDUCATION WEEK

Celebrating Education in Yukon THANK YOU!

Yukon is celebrating Education Week 2017 next week and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students, teachers, staff and school communities for all the energy and enthusiasm they bring to our Yukon schools.

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Carpentry wor kshop at Dawso n City Rural Experient ial Model

Learn more: www.education.gov.yk.ca/education-week.html

Students participa te in Destinati on Imag ination

telling at H idden Valle y Elementary School


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April 19, 2017

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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wed, Apr, 19, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wed, Apr, 26, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK Fri, Apr, 21, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Apr, 22, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Apr, 22, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Apr, 24, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Apr, 25, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Apr, 25, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS 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 Thu, Apr, 20, Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Apr, 20, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Apr, 20, 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, 20, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Apr, 20, 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, 22, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat, Apr, 22, Youth Drop In 8:00 PM Carcross Community Centre Mon, Apr, 24, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Apr, 24, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 25, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 25, 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, 25, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Apr, 25, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 25, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Apr, 25, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Apr, 25, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Apr, 26, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Apr, 26, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Apr, 26, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Apr, 26, Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Wed, Apr, 26, 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

DAWSON CITY Wed, Apr, 19, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Apr, 20, 420 Dance Party with Ukes of Hazard 9:00 PM Downtown Hotel Ukes will be rocking upbeat tunes. So bring your boogie shoes. Thu, Apr, 20, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Apr, 21, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Apr, 21, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Apr, 21, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Apr, 21, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, Apr, 21, Happy Hour with Jesse Smith 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri, Apr, 21, Pirate Party w/ Ukes of Hazard 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Swinging pop-rock band Ukes of Hazard is coming to rock once again! Sat, Apr, 22, The Space of a Painting: Landscape with Jeremy Herndl 11:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The focus of this workshop will be on creating a tactile depth in a landscape painting. The course will cover Intermediate and Advanced Level techniques. Email KIAC@KIAC.CA for more information. Sat, Apr, 22, 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, 22, 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, 22, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Apr, 22, 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. Sat, Apr, 22, BandCycle II 8:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Musicians sign up individually, and we’ll recycle them into awesome new bands. All ages and levels of experience welcome to register! Sun, Apr, 23, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon, Apr, 24, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Apr, 24, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit@me.com 867-993-2520 Wed, Apr, 26, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO 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. Thu, Apr, 20, Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Thu, Apr, 20, Faro Golf Club AGM 7:00 PM Yukon College Faro Campus All Welcome. Fri, Apr, 21, Seniors Crib and Cards 2:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Fri, Apr, 21, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun, Apr, 23, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Apr, 23, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon, Apr, 24, Kids in the Kitchen 3:30 PM Del Van Gorder School Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca Wed, Apr, 26, Parent & Tot Storytime 11:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Apr, 26, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION 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) 1.452.45pm (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 Thu, Apr, 20, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Apr, 20, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Apr, 20, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Apr, 20, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Apr, 21, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sat, Apr, 22, - 23, Basic Home Wiring Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Contact 6348800 or email ychainesj@yukoncollege.yk.ca to register. Limited space and high interest! Sat, Apr, 22, Dig Into Fun! Transplanting & Crop Protection 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, 23, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Apr, 24, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Apr, 26, 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) 1.452.45pm (Nätsèkhį Kų̀). Call Luke at 667-5992 for more information. Wed, Apr, 26, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE Fri, Apr, 21, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri, Apr, 21, Drop-in Volleyball 8:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Apr, 22, New Yukoner Day 1:00 PM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre An enjoyable day of learning and discovery. Guided walks to see the swans and other waterbirds, and a camp re with hotdogs to roast. A free shuttle will leave Whitehorse at 1:00 pm, taking you to Swan Haven. You can catch the return shuttle departing Swan Haven at 5:00 pm. Call us for details and to reserve a seat call 667-8291

Or email them to: events@whatsupyukon.com

Sat, Apr, 22, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Apr, 22, PUMP Bootcamp 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Apr, 22, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun, Apr, 23, Bird ID Workshop 10:00 AM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre 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. Sun, Apr, 23, Bird Banding 101 1:00 PM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Come learn all about Yukon’s three bird banding stations from the experts themselves. Members of the Society of Yukon Bird Observatories will demonstrate banding techniques, weather- permitting. Sun, Apr, 23, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Apr, 25, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue, Apr, 25, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Wed, Apr, 26, Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend. Wed, Apr, 26, Seniors Tea 11:00 AM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Enjoy tea, coffee and homemade goodies in the serene and peaceful atmosphere. Call 660-499 or email marshlake@ gmail.com for more information.

MAYO Thu, Apr, 20, Na-cho Nyak Dun General Assembly 4:30 PM NND Government House Dinner will be served for participants of the meeting. Contact Carol Van Bibber at 996-2265 ext 113 for more information. Fri, Apr, 21, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 23, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Apr, 25, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW Thu, Apr, 20, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Apr, 23, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Apr, 25, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre 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 Sat, Apr, 22, Community Centre Lot Clean Up 10:30 AM Tagish Community Centre Bring some garden tools or just your self and help us sweep away the winter muck! We will be providing Hotdogs and Hamburgers and drinks. Sat, Apr, 22, Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat, Apr, 22, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Apr, 22, Shinny Hockey 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre We have all the gear to play, call 399-3407 for more information. Tue, Apr, 25, Pickleball 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Wed, Apr, 26, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Apr, 26, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN 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 Thu, Apr, 20, 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, 21, Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Tue, Apr, 25, 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, 25, 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, 26, 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-ofthe-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Thu, Apr, 20, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Apr, 20, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu, Apr, 20, 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. Sun, Apr, 23, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Apr, 24, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Apr, 25, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Apr, 25, 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.

HAINES 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 | 7662545 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, 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 Thu, Apr, 20, Strength and Stretch 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Apr, 20, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Apr, 20, River Talk (One of my Most Embarrassing Moments) 7:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Seven speakers, seven stories, seven minutes, enjoy a cafe’ setting with local stories, musicians and refreshments. Want to sign up? Call 907-314-0282. Thu, Apr, 20, Rivertalk 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Apr, 21, - 23, American Contract Bridge Sectional Tournament American Bald Eagle Foundation This three day event brings visitors from Whitehorse and Juneau along with Haines residents Fri, Apr, 21, Haines Bowl For Kids Sake Haines Borough Alaska Pizza and Prizes, held at Haines School, call 776-2151 for more details. Fri, Apr, 21, Northern Lights Showcase Chilkat Center For The Arts For more information Call 907-766-2234 or email hcvb@ haines.ak.us Fri, Apr, 21, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Apr, 21, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Apr, 21, Haines Public Library CLOSED 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 21, Story time @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 21, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 21, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Apr, 21, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 21, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Apr, 21, Northern Lights Showcase 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Apr, 22, Haines Friends of Recycling Event 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Apr, 22, Haines Public Library CLOSED 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Apr, 22, Girl’s Rock Open House 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Apr, 23, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Apr, 23, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Apr, 23, Bible Club & Christian Education 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Apr, 23, Haines Public Library CLOSED 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Apr, 24, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Apr, 24, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 24, Strength and Stretch 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts

Mon, Apr, 24, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Apr, 24, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 24, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 24, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Apr, 24, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Apr, 24, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Apr, 25, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Apr, 25, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Apr, 25, Youth Movement BASEMENT 5:15 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 26, - 29, Alaska Legion Department Annual Convention American Legion The Annual Convention with about 150-200 attendees, electing officers for the ensuing year, amending the Department Constitution and Bylaws Wed, Apr, 26, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Apr, 26, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 26, OWL Social Security 1:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 26, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Apr, 26, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 26, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 26, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Apr, 26, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Apr, 26, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

SKAGWAY 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 Wed, Apr, 19, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 20, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 20, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Apr, 20, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 20, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Apr, 20, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Apr, 21, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Apr, 22, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Apr, 22, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Apr, 22, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Apr, 22, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Apr, 23, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Apr, 24, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 24, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Apr, 24, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Apr, 24, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Apr, 25, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Apr, 25, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 26, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Apr, 26, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Apr, 26, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up

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April 19, 2017

Active Interest LISTINGS FOCUS GALLERY

Exhibi�ons

WISH 150: YUKON MOSAIC

>> in the On Yukon Society untilArt April 28th Gallery: THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS “How Does it Felt” EDGE GALLERY Exhibi�on closes December 1st, 2012

JORDAN STEVENS:

>> in the WHAT’S Hougen Heritage GOOD? Gallery: YUKON On until ARCHIVES April 28th

Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013 CLASSES

BEGINNER CERAMICS Open Studio WITH ASTRID Sessions KRUSE

1 -Studio June 12, 7-10pm<< >>Tuesdays, Ceramic May Open Sessions $325 + GSTfrom (supplies included) Sundays 2:30 to 6pm $5 per hour INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLICS >> Acrylic Pain� Open Studio << WITH MAYAng ROSENBURG with May Neil 4-28, Graham Thursdays, June 1-22 every first Wednesday of (noand classthird on May 25) 6:30pm-8:30pm each month 7 to 9pm $250 + GST included) $10 per (supplies 2 hour session To register call: 867-667-4080 MOTHER’S DAY PAINTING Email: IN recep� on@artsunderground.ca 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: May 2, May 16 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: 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

*Note drop ins do not occur on holidays

Programs Arts Underground / Yukon Art Society 867-667-4080 ext 22

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) 667-4690 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 Yukon Orienteering Association Program Registration 5:00 PM Sport Yukon Building-Conference Room For more information email or see Yukon Orienteering Association website spel@icefield.yk.ca 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 6684794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information.

Thu, Apr, 20 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, 20 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, 20 Bouldering with ACC 7:30 PM Yukon College Email for location, membership details info@accyukon.ca Thu, Apr, 20 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, 21-23 Female Hockey Weekend Canada Games Centre Jamboree, Skills Sessions, Coaching Clinics and Seminars. Register online, all ages welcome. Fri, Apr, 21 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, 21 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Apr, 21 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

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 Thu, Apr, 20, Stillness Circle 5:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Finding stillness within through mediation, conscious breathing, music and yoga. Yoga is beginners level with Margriet Blok. Please email for more information. razam70@ hotmail.com Fri, Apr, 21, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat, Apr, 22, Spring Forest Qigong Level 1 9:00 AM Golden Age Society Be introduced to the Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) practice, learn all about qi (chee), how qi flows in your body, and how you can use qi to heal yourself and others. Admission includes vegetarian lunch, handouts, and certificate. Space is limited! Register early to secure your spot! 3332576 yukonbaxter@gmail.com Sat, Apr, 22, Introduction to Crystal Energies 9:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon In this one day workshop you will learn: How to connect with crystals and basic properties of each Chakra. You take home your very own set of 7 crystals

you can use for self healing or to assist others! Email for more information. Space and materials are limited, be sure to reserve your spot quickly. information@ rocksolidlove.ca Sat, Apr, 22, 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 Sun, Apr, 23, Karma Class 11:00 AM True North Massage & Yoga Starting your class with a balancing pranayama, you will challenge the body through seated, standing, balancing and lying poses which will generate heat throughout. Suitable to all levels including beginners who have had some experience with yoga. Free Class with Steph Boyle 393-2628 Mon, Apr, 24, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Apr, 24, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Apr, 24, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Apr, 24, 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, 25, Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-4730645 blong@weightwatchers.ca

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Tue, Apr, 25, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed, Apr, 26, 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, 26, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Apr, 26, LGBTQ2S Prism Group 4:00 PM Yukon College Meet in the YCSU Student Lounge, all welcome!

Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance.

Alcoholics Anonymous 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

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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Wed, Apr, 26 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, 26 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) 667-4690 info@ aikidoyukon.ca Wed, Apr, 26 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, 26 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, 26 Hiking Class 6:30 PM Fish Ladder We will head out on different trails each week, each designed to challenge you, build your confidence in the outdoors and increase your fitness level. Call 3330533 or email yukonhealthcoaching@ gmail.com to registers. Wed, Apr, 26 Adult Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 6684794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information.

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Sat, Apr, 22-23 Blues Fusion Dance Workshop Association francoyukonnaise Learn about the ways and rhythms of this evolved partner dance. We are bringing up a special guest instructor from Vancouver, Devon Boorman. No partner dance experience necessary or dance partner necessary! Sat, Apr, 22 Family Drop In 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes. org for more information. Mon, Apr, 24 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, 25 Learn to Walk/Run Clinic 5:30 PM Frank Slim Building Tue, Apr, 25 Pound® - Rockout. Workout. 6:30 PM Peak Fitness Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. 6 week session, Tuesdays and Thursdays until June 8th. To register email 867fyt@gmail.com Tue, Apr, 25 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, 25 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.

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Connecting Our Mind with Our Body

Tess Casher talks to yoga instructor Jessica Read about body positivity by Tess Casher

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n today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have accumulated to the point where body-confidence is an issue in our society. I asked local yoga instructor Jessica Read about this problem. Read has definitely earned her title as a local. After falling in love with the Yukon while visiting in the summers of 1999 and 2001, Read eventually made a permanent move up North in 2002. She has taught yoga for 10 years, and opened the yoga studio Breath of Life in 2012. Her yoga journey began with simple curiosity about the practice; she gathered information by reading books and following videos at home. Yoga became an ingrained part of Read’s life while working on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean in 2006, where she wrestled with insomnia; yoga was a sleep-summoning answer. Her next step was to take the Adventure Tourism and Business Management diploma program from the College of the Rockies at the Invermere, B.C. campus – but later discovered it wasn’t her passion. Unsure of where to take the

Jessica Read is a yoga instructor and the owner of the Breath of Life studio in downtown Whitehorse step next in her life, Read went back to the basic framework of what she wanted: she wanted to help people. Read combined her desire to help, with her love for yoga and came out with her Yoga Instructor’s certification with Yoga Alliance, which is an international network of certified schools.

Her first formal yoga instruction was at the Sivananda Ashram in Netala, India in 2006. Over the years she has continued her teacher training. “I never stop – I just did 200 training hours in January,” Read says. “I’ve already completed 750 hours plus, and I continue my training with Yoga Alliance in dif-

Jake Welcomes Your Feedback My fiance and I moved here last year, we loved experiencing the midnight sun last summer and the fun we have outdoors is quite amazing. As the new General Store Manager at Superstore our team of Yukoners get to be a big part of your Yukon experiences. Family time, play time, you name it we’ll be here to ensure you receive the best service and products at the best prices. Did you know we have a department that can do your shopping for you and have it ready for you to pick up? Or that we are happy to order products in bulk for you, If we are out of your favorite items we can solve that with a little planning! we want to work with you and with the community organizations to ensure you receive the quality products and service you desire.

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ferent philosophies of yoga.” Read has had a diversified yoga career. She has worked for a couple of different yoga studios in Whitehorse and the Better Bodies Cross Training Centre and taught monthly yoga classes to elementary school age kids, teenagers and adults in Teslin before opening the Breath of Life studio. Read says yoga is a practice of connecting the mind and body. Over the years she has seen the issue of body image from many perspectives. Through her own practice and through working with a variety of teachers and students, she has come to believe that body positivity is self-acceptance. “When someone says five positive things and one negative thing, you always remember the negative,” Read says. “The same goes for your inner self.” Read even brought up the issue past body positivity. Without selfacceptance people aren’t able to truly “be” with themselves, meaning they’re not able to truly be

aware of their own inner feelings. Read hypothesizes that this inability to be with one’s self prevents people from going on the journey of self-discovery. Ultimately, she says, this renders them unable to uncover their passions and chase their dreams. Read also theorized that when we don’t have self-acceptance, we project that insecurity onto others. This occurs in different forms, from snide comments to outright bullying. Therefore, she says, the solution to bringing more kindness into the world begins with individual self-acceptance. But, she has an idea where to start. (If you guessed it involves yoga, you’d be correct!) Yoga can be the partial key for some to widen the crack of the door to self-acceptance: yoga can help us become aware of our “inner landscapes,” as Read calls it. It’s a process of one genuinely listening to their own inner voice. Then, responding to what we hear without judgement, only love and acceptance to what our body needs. Read also says that if coming to the mat and practicing yoga isn’t a feasible option, there are other routes to practicing self-acceptance. The simplest of which involves finding a comfortable place of stillness. And meditate for five minutes. The word “meditate” can be daunting, but, at the basic level, all it involves is following your breath. Noticing every inhale and every exhale. Acknowledging when thoughts flood the mind and return the concentration to the breath. According to Read, being truly present with your breath is an effective start on the path to truly being with yourself and ultimately the start of the journey towards self-acceptance.

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rowing up is hard. And the microcosm of high school — with its changing expectations and responsibilities and the push-pull of social dynamics, while, at the same time, you’re trying to establish emotional coping mechanisms and, above all, dealing with the omnipresent questions about the rest of life…? Phew. It’s exhausting just reading that, nevermind acting on it. Sometimes it feels like you’ve got to have some kind of superhuman power to get through it all. In fact, with superpowers, we’d probably be able to rise above all the drudgery and do really extraordinary things. Or so you’d think, right? Enter the cast of SuperMutant Magic Academy, a graphic novel by Canadian artist and author, Jillian Tamaki. Originally created as an online series, Tamaki’s characters attend a prep school for mutants and witches. From moderately-unusual attributes to superhuman abilities, the novel’s bizarre teenage cast grapples with the most ordinary pains of adolescence. And how does the immortal Everlasting Boy, Wendy, the popular girl with cat ears, or Trixie, who is a dinosaur, (to name a few) fare in the wild world of gym class, hormones and the impending prom? Well, it may be a little absurd, but it’s not a very different experience from our own. Teenage-dom is a recognized period of time when the drama of decisions are felt very acutely. And in SuperMutant Magic Acad-

comedies, Tamaki’s tone drips with sarcasm of the ordinariness of mutant teenage existence, but at times becomes incredibly cutting. Her humour is offbeat enough to stay light, but within all the absurdity, she manages to highlight some especially real moments. Topics like slutshaming, peer pressure and underage drinking mingle between strips of mundane text conversations and awkwardly trying to figure out how to/when to kiss someone. In hindsight, those who have passed through the PHOTO: Goodreads.com rites of teenage years don’t look back with the same mind-numbing angst we were riddled with at the time. But just because it’s Enter the cast of SuperMutant safely in the rearview now, it’s Magic Academy, a graphic good to remember the confusion is very real, and at times incrednovel by Canadian artist and ibly scary and overwhelming to author, Jillian Tamaki those still tussling in its midst. Books like SuperMutant Magic Academy are comedic reminders emy, the characters’ oddities helping to bridge that gap. And, while this novel could play second fiddle to the existential crises of crushes, self- be pegged for a mature teendiscovery, creative expression age audience, anyone who has and duels over Dungeons and lived through high school would laugh reading its pages. Because Dragons. Seen in a series of short vi- the truth is, no matter what age, gnettes, Trixie bemoans her personal battles with the various dinosaur looks as her classmate “what ifs..?” and “if onlys…?” of Marsha struggles with coming out life can plague any decision we of the closet and secretly crush- make. Growing up is awkward ing on her best friend, Wendy; (still!) and, unfortunately, no Cheddar, the jock, espouses in- superpower will change that. sight on gender-neutral sexuality e  e  Vanessa Ratjen is a reader while Frances, a sardonic feminefights to find hercreative e ex- and a writer. e She’s done both ist, in Nova Scotia, the Yukon, and pression.e All this between come  club and band class.  on Vancouver Island, where puter e On the funnier side e of dark she ecurrently resides  in a yurt.

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Where the Red Fern Grows,

Canadian writer and multipleaward-winner Timothy Findley died in 2002, but one of his best known works, Not Wanted on the Voyage remains well-known and well-loved today. At once a fable and a nightmare, the novel is an imaginative retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark, replete with a cross-dressing Lucifer; a senile, chamomiletea drinking Yahweh; a gin-smuggling wife; child brides; talking animals; miniature unicorns and multi-headed demons who love being thrown around in sacks – Not Wanted on the Voyage is a not your average Sunday School story. The real star of the book, however, is Mottyl, a blind calico she-cat around whose stoic humour, loyalty and cunning the novel subtly revolves.

A minimalist classic, The Red Pony has no imitators in the canon of American Literature. On the surface this novella is simply about the love of a young boy for a red colt given to him on his birthday by his father. On a deeper level, which skilled and sensitive readers will feel much more acutely, it is a drama saturated with existential dread, the inevitability of death, the ache of despair and decay in our lives, the impossibility of a perfect dream. Completely devoid of the absurd humour found in Steinbeck’s later works like Cannery Row or Sweet Thursday, the detailed simplicity of The Red Pony, with it’s all-too-real depiction of of a young man’s hope, pain and longing, make this work a book that will always reveal something new to readers, no matter how many times its read. This powerful book proves that books about horses are not “just for girls.”

A boy and his two dogs become much more than just a boy and two dogs in this novel about hope, love, loyalty and moving on. Ostensibily a book for young adults, the novel is rich with the details of life in the Ozarks, which will charm readers of any age. Indeed, the simple-style of this novel makes the frankness with which it deals with poverty, cruelty, death and disappointment all the more poignant and unforgettable. There is a movie version, but it fails to capture the slow-motion, transitory wonder of childhood with the warmth and devotion author Wilson Rawls brings to the page. If you ever suspect someone is a robot, give them this book to read; if they don’t cry at the end, then they are most likely an agent of the impending cyborg uprising and should be turned over to the authorities.

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COOL LOVEABLE COOKIES Ingredients: 2 eggs 1½ cups icing sugar 3½ squares melted baking chocolate 12 marshmallows, cut small 1½ cups chopped walnuts Vanilla Method: Beat eggs well. Add icing sugar and melted chocolate, which has been cooled a little. Then add marshmallows and walnuts and vanilla. Drop by the teaspoonful on waxed paper until firm enough to remove. Do not cook these cookies. Store in a tin. RECIPE FOR A HAPPY HOUSE Take a ½ cup of Friendship, 1 cup of Thoughtfulness, 2 cups of Patience, 4 cups of Trust, Cream together with a pinch of Understanding. Very lightly beat into a bowl of Love. Then mix with a cup of Faith, one cup of Hope and a cup of Charity. Be sure to add one large spoonful each of Cheer that Sings and the ability to Laugh. Moisten with Tears, a touch of Heartfelt Sympathy. Then bake in GoodNatured pan, in a warm oven and serve repeatedly. Oh yes, Thanks Mom. Love ya!

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to stay while in the city for treatment. Amanda Stehelin, a Whitehorse native and mother of four, has a similar story. Stehelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest son Marek was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago at the age of two and a half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The initial treatment is three and a half years of chemo and he still has to be seen once a month for two years. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be going down for regular checkups until heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18 years old,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are not a lot of options in Vancouver for accommodation. Yukoners only pay $12 per night [at the Ronald McDonald House]. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have survived without it.â&#x20AC;? For Kucherean and Stehelin the Ronald McDonald House provided a much needed sense of normalcy while dealing with the difficult emotional, logistical and financial situation that they suddenly found themselves in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Keira Kucherean (right) with her daughter Gabriella Gingras and her husband Stephane Gingras at the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver. Gabriella is undergoing treatment for medullary pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of brain stem tumor

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are using the facilities in Vancouver. The last time she was there she noticed that “over the course of 45 minutes there were seven families from the Yukon in the hallway.” Mike Thorpe, owner and operator of the McDonald’s restaurant in Whitehorse says that the new Ronald McDonald House opened in Vancouver three years ago. “The old House only had 12 rooms and was oncology exclusive,” he says. “The new one meets standards for a broad scope of patients. This expanded number of Yukon families who could take advantage of it.” Thorpe says that 90 Yukon families have used the facilities with an average stay of nine months, with the longest stay so far being one year. “It provides a warm and welcoming place where families can stay,” he says. Thorpe says it’s rewarding, “Knowing that we’re helping families when they need it most and of course the Yukon connection makes it a closer, more emotional feeling.” Each year his staff compete to raise the most money for the Ronald McDonald House in a charity drive. “All money donated goes directly to help those families in B.C.,” he says. “We’ve brought our winning teams down to Vancouver each year. They interact with families down there and really connect with the families at Ronald McDonald House.” Thorpe’s most cherished memories of his involvement with the charity come from interacting with the children. He remembers meeting Marek for the first time. “He’s going through a lot but, you wouldn’t know it from speaking with him. Making those personal connections is very special.” Thorpe says that the charity recognizes the importance of the Yukon connection. The name of the charity was changed a couple of years ago to include the Yukon. It’s now called Ronald McDonald House B.C and Yukon. The annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver is happening from April 14th to May 3rd. For more information you can visit the McHappy Day Whitehorse Facebook page.

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keep her safe,” Kucherean says. “You walk in with the clothes on your back and everything else is provided for you.” One of her favourite things about the Ronald McDonald House is that her family gets to bond with people who share similar experiences. “You make lifelong friendships and you get to be bald together. It’s a sense of hope for the families for the kids, it gives a sense of community, you create a bond with other people.” Kucherean says that being around other children suffering from similar ailments makes a big difference for her daughter, too. “She feels normal in her own environment. My daughter has three or four friends that she hangs out with regularly. It’s also a safe and clean place for my daughter who is immunocompromised.” Kucherean says that the staff and volunteers normalize the activities that the children go through at the hospital through interactive games. “They take it [the experience of going through treatment at the hospital] and they play with it and are much stronger because of it. The staff know your name and they know your kids’ name. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to be. The people here are fantastic.” Kucherean says she’s thankful to everyone who donates time or money to the Ronald McDonald House charity. “Without that we wouldn’t have a place to stay and our family would be financially broken at this point. Thank you for donating so that families like mine can have a safe place to stay while they’re here.” She says that although the Ronald McDonald House is located in B.C., there are many Yukoners using the facilities because they can’t afford accommodation in Vancouver. “It’s definitely for the Yukon.” Stehelin and her family all get to stay together when they’re at Ronald McDonald House when they’re in Vancouver. “We take [all Marek’s siblings] down there when we can – it’s the same price no matter how many there are so all the kids get to feel included,” says Stehelin. She’s in Whitehorse right now with her son and the rest of her family. “There are so many people in need. It only happens to someone else until it happens to you. That’s when you realize what a difference [donating] makes.” Stehelin wants to drive home the importance of any donation, no matter how small, “It makes a difference; your five or 20 or 100 dollars makes a difference,” she says. “We’re very grateful to have so much community support from Yukoners.” Stehelin is impressed at how many Yukoners

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