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PHOTOS: Kelly Tabuteau Top: Concert pour les aînés - Derrière ces femmes et ces hommes, c’est tout une culture qui s’est développée malgré la désertion laissée après la ruée vers l’or du Klondike. Left: S’en est suivi l’adoption d’un drapeau francoyukonnais, sobre, dont chaque couleur représente un point commun entre la communauté et le Yukon, tout comme ses formes ; et la composition d’un hymne inclusif (« Le Yukon m’appelle »), mixant français, anglais et tutchone du sud.

Un drapeau, un hymne… Derrière ces femmes et ces hommes, c’est tout une culture qui s’est développée malgré la désertion laissée après la ruée vers l’or du Klondike. Des franco-canadiens sont toujours sur le territoire, mais c’est l’anglais qui reste la langue maîtresse. Il aura fallu patienter jusqu’en 1979 pour que certains francophones commencent à s’organiser pour défendre leur origine. Cela mènera, en 1982, à la création de l’Association franco-yukonnaise, cet organisme à but non lucratif porte-parole de la communauté et œuvrant fort pour développer la qualité de vie des francophones du Yukon. L’adoption de la loi sur les langues officielles du Yukon en 1988 n’a pu que renforcer cet objectif et encourager l’AFY à continuer ses efforts. S’en est suivi l’adoption d’un drapeau francoyukonnais, sobre, dont chaque couleur représente un point commun entre la communauté et le Yukon, tout comme ses formes ; et la composition d’un hymne inclusif (« Le Yukon m’appelle »), mixant français, anglais et tutchone du sud. … et des célébrations

Pour la 11ème édition, l’AFY et ses organismes partenaires, bien rôdés dans l’organisation de l’événement, ont voulu apporter de la nouveauté. Finis les longs discours de remerciements, ces derniers, raccourcis au maximum, laissent dorénavant place aux festivités : vendredi 12 mai, dès 16h15, une réelle chasse aux trésors, destinée aux familles, permettra de leur faire découvrir les endroits emblématiques de la franco-yukonnie et de les mener tranquillement vers le Old Fire Hall où une cérémonie conviviale et musicale attendra les petits comme les grands sur le thème « Fête de village ». Pendant que Whitehorse rendra hommage aux pionniers francophones, la ville de Dawson célèbrera aussi ce moment historique en participant à un lever de drapeau, suivi d’un goûter et de rafraîchissements. Les aîné(e)s, eux, devront attendre le 13 mai pour fêter cette journée : un concert sera organisé de 14h30 à 15h30 au Centre Copper Ridge. Bien qu’il s’agisse d’une célébration francophone, toutes les manifestations liées à l’événement se dérouleront dans

les deux langues officielles du Yukon, une occasion pour tous, donc, d’en apprendre davantage sur l’histoire de leur territoire. Pour plus d’informations sur cette journée, rendez-vous sur le site internet de l’AFY : afy.yk.ca. Notez aussi que la ville de Whitehorse procèdera à un lever de drapeau franco-yukonnais le 15 mai 2017 devant l’hôtel de ville. Summary Yukon Francophonie Day kicks off on May 12th. Celebrations will be taking place in Dawson City and Whitehorse. There will be a traditional family scavenger hunt winding up at the Old Fire Hall for an evening of festivities. This entirely bilingual event is a great opportunity for people of all backgrounds to learn more about the history of their territory. Particularly about the role played by French speakers in contributing to the cultural, economic and social development of the Yukon. Kelly Tabuteau est pigiste à Whitehorse. Kelly Tabuteau is a Whitehorse based writer.

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A Stitch in Time

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East coast artist highlights history of sex work in Dawson

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nna Taylor spent this winter stitching the stories of Dawson City women. In March, the Halifax-based textile artist completed a month-long residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. There, her embroidery practice focused on Dawson’s relationship with prostitution during the gold rush, and on the lives of the individual women who traveled north to work there. Sex work is something that has long interested Taylor, a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her interest started in 2014, when laws were shifting in the country. Taylor was following Bedford versus Canada in the Supreme Court – a case in which three women argued Canada’s prostitution laws were unconstitutional. “I started doing a lot of research partly because, as a person who is not working any kind of dangerous forms of sex work, it’s very easy for me to be very vocal, and very public, even if it’s only within my own feminist community, even if only within the walls of a gallery.” Within the walls of a gallery, these are the forms it might take: Taylor’s small fabric hoops, in pastel shades of pink, blue, and yellow, embroidered with statements such as sex work is work. Female hands giving one red-nailpolished middle finger. Lines from Bill C-36 – which is intended to improve safety for sex workers, but criticized for restricting them – are flanked by red-lit lamps and toothy beavers. Larger piece are like scenes.

There’s a narrative in what they contain in the hundreds of tiny, time-consuming stitches that are seen as traditional women’s work. One that Taylor worked on in Dawson is an almost life-sized bust of a woman, her eyes lifted. A line of small silhouettes, laden with backpacks, lines her neck, climbing toward her dripping gold earrings. A paddle wheeler sits on her head like a crown. The mountains come up like a dress around her shoulders. She’s “Dutch Kate” Wilson, one of the women who went over Chilkoot Pass, and just one of the women Taylor learned about while working in Dawson this year. She says her research on the north started with books including Good Time Girls by Lael Morgan, and Gold Diggers of the Klondike by Bay Ryley. “Going in, I had a lot of the facts, but they were sort of suspended in a fluid of narrative,” she says. She wanted to look past potential romanticizing and get the real, raw information on Dawson’s brothels, madams, and sex workers. In this way, the Dawson City Museum Archives were invaluable. There, Taylor read thesis work and manuscripts. She found criminal records, court cases, and descriptions of real people. She saw records of the annual fines that were imposed on women, acting as a form of legislation that technically followed the laws of Canada. She came across evidence of a doctor issuing certificates of health, and quotes from community members (including a po-

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lice officer’s wife) supporting the women, and their place in the city. Parks Canada, which owns Ruby’s House, a former brothel, compiled information on the site, and accounts from residents. Taylor says this kind of documentation, from the Gold Rush, through to the 1960s, is part of what makes Dawson unique in Canada in terms of sex work. In the fall, Taylor travelled to Iceland to research the history of sex work. In the future, she wants to visit Winnipeg. But it’s tough to tease out the history. “In Halifax, where I live, that history is totally buried and really

hard to find,” says Taylor. “Sex work is a part of history and the erasure of that history fits into the devaluing of sex workers and the devaluing of their rights. Even just the fact that Canada is constantly struggling with how to deal with sex work within the structure of its laws… I really do feel that the laws that sort of protect people’s safety and protect people from being exploited in labour, those should be applied to all humans. The laws that are added on with sex work limit the safety of those workers.” Taylor says she came away from KIAC residency with a more wellrounded view of the territory, the roles women and sex workers played, and the history of not only the acceptance, but also the understanding Yukoners had of sex workers. Amy Kenny is a writer and artist living in Whitehorse. She likes books, bikes and being outside.

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Larra Daley

From the river to the mountains, Whitehorse is a picturesque place. However, it’s the people that make Whitehorse truly breathtaking . Beauty is found in Yukoners weaving their unique skills and talents into the tapestry of the north. This is the first in a three part series about three particularly extraordinary women of Whitehorse.

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Women in Whitehorse by Tess Casher Larra Daley is the pioneering force behind the Cultured Fine Cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall. Though the shop has just recently integrated itself into a quintessential part of Whitehorse, Daley’s own Yukon journey began in the summer of 1996. Starting from her home in Toronto, Daley and her cousin bought a Greyhound bus pass to spend the summer of 1996 road tripping their way across Canada. Victoria was their planned final destination. But, great adventures often come from spur of the moment decisions. And in a moment passing through Prince George, British Columbia, Daley and her cousin decided to change their plan and spend a couple days up North, in the Yukon. Their combined, newfound love for Whitehorse was so great that they stayed until they could no longer pound their tent pegs into the frozen ground. Like salmon swimming upstream, Daley and her cousin were eventually able to find their way back North. For Daley, 12 years of waxing and waning thoughts about the North would pass – until she received a job she applied for in Whitehorse and was finally able to permanently move to the Yukon. Daley worked in the Yukon government for 7 years, before deciding to quit to open her own cheese shop. It’s was a choice Daley affectionately refers to as, ‘the most terrifying decision of her life.’ She quit her government job to become an entrepreneur; she left security to put all of her effort into the risk of starting Cul-

meeting an area that simultaneously served as her office and dining room table. In her kitchen, her fridge was home to approximately 10 different types of cheese. And, Daley pointed out, there’s one more unexpected hardship that comes from managing your own cheese shop: the heartstopping fear every time there’s a power outage. Nevertheless, Daley feels Whitehorse is the perfect place for her business. Being a small city, a specialty cheese shop was still something new to offer the community. From Daley’s perspective, there’s also a strong community of people who like to buy local. Now the job feels like a natural

Larra Daley owns Cultured Fine Cheese, located in Horwood’s Mall. PHOTO: Stephan Biedermann

tured Fine Cheese. Almost two years after the leap into her own business, Daley laughs and says she works twice as hard for half the pay. Yet, she’s excited to go to work every day where she has creative freedom and gets to tackle interesting and engaging problems. Looking back on the conception of the Cultured Fine Cheese, Daley admits she’s been obsessed with food. When contemplating starting their own business, Daley was brainstorming ideas with her husband, Stephan Biedermann. Somewhere in the conversation, Biedermann suggested a cheese shop. Daley, who’d originally been contemplating a business in the crafts sector, was surprised at the idea. A self-proclaimed player of devil’s advocate, Daley simply couldn’t find a lot of holes in the

idea of a specialty cheese shop. And thus was the framework of the Cultured Fine Cheese shop began. This summer will be the shop’s second birthday. According to Daley, if you asked her what she what she thought she’d be doing several years ago, this was never even a remote possibility. The idea of crafting daily emails to various cheese suppliers was completely off her radar. Yet, Daley credits Biedermann to her success for giving her the confidence to try to make her dreams a reality. As easy as it is to romanticize the concept of running a local cheese shop, Daley admits the reality of it can be a rude awakening. The hardest part, she says, is separating her personal life from her shop life. This seemed particularly true, as we were

fit, as Daley slowly perfects the art of running Cultured Fine Cheese. The shop is ultimately a place of immense pride, as she’s nurtured it from idea to reality. Looking towards the future, Daley says she doesn’t want the shop to grow too big too fast. Though it’s a tiny space in their busiest month – December – it is a perfect size in the off-season. Her advice to anyone contemplating starting their own business is the same advice Biedermann gave her when she really needed to hear it: The only failure is not to try. Tess Casher is a highschool student and new Yukoner interested in exploring the north.

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Wed, May, 10 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, May, 10 John Stetch Quartet from New York City 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall 6-time Juno nominee and Steinway Artist, pianist John Stetch is on his first Canadian quartet tour in 20 years playing swinging jazz to east European flavours. Tickets: Yukon Arts Centre Box Office 667-8574, Arts Underground or at the door Wed, May, 10 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, May, 11 Grade 8 Band Tour 10:00 AM Whitehorse Elementary 10:00 am - Golden Horn Elementary 1:00 pm - Jack Hulland Elementary Parents are welcome at any of our Elementary school concerts. Please sign in at the office as a Visitor Thu, May, 11 CJ Boyd with Jordy Walker 7:30 PM Well Read Books Tickets available at the door. Thu, May, 11 Jam Night with Scott Maynard 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, May, 11 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, May, 11 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, May, 12 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, May, 12 Sophie Villeneuve 7:30 PM Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop I will be playing my originals (French/English) including some recently written in exclusivity Fri, May, 12 Soir de Semaine Band 8:00 PM Epic Pizza Fri, May, 12 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, May, 12 End of the World Dancepocalypse 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Dance like the meteor’s about to strike and groove all night to our dino-sized funk sound. Fri, May, 12 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, May, 13 Ukes at The Cuff Off Fundraiser #2 7:30 PM The Cut Off Restaurant Open Mic with the Ukes of Hazard, buy some raffle tix and have an upbeat night! Sat, May, 13 Yukon African Music Night 8:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon The launch of a new music album called “Life is a Celebration”, DJ Music and live performances. For more information contact Leonard Boniface at Leonard@theteliya. org Sat, May, 13 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, May, 13 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, May, 14 Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Mon, May, 15 Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, May, 16 Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, May, 16 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, May, 17 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, May, 17 Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

GENERAL EVENTS

Wed, May, 10, - 11, Communication Skills for Transfroming Conflict Yukon College Learn principles and approaches such as Connected Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication), interest-based negotiations,

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collaborative conflict resolution, and difficult conversations. Wed, May, 10, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed, May, 10, Mark Davis Pickup Talk 7:00 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Mark Davis Pickup will speak from years of experience dealing with Multiple Sclerosis and as an advocate of disability inclusion committed to the value, dignity and equality of all human life. At Vanier Catholic Secondary School gymnasium. Sponsored by Whitehorse Right to Life Society. Wed, May, 10, Bhangra Dance – Let’s Learn Basic Steps 7:30 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks There will be 4 classes, ending May 31. Please register online. Wed, May, 10, 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, May, 10, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu, May, 11, Mental Health Works - Core 8:30 AM Yukon College Build mental health awareness, teach you how to respond to challenging situations, and collaborate with you to create a healthier, safer workplace. This workshop is suitable for both employers and employees. For more information or to register contact 668-6429. Thu, May, 11, Book launch – If There Were Roads 5:30 PM Baked Cafe BC singer-songwriter Sue Pyper will host the event and sing some songs. And, of course, I’ll read some poems. Everyone is welcome! Thu, May, 11, A League of Their Own: An Interactive Film Screening 6:30 PM Beringia Centre Drinks and food for sale, games to play, silent auction, and prizes as we enjoy this woman-powered baseball film starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Lori Petty. Email contact yswc@klondiker.com for more information. Thu, May, 11, Chess Corner 6:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Chess played upstairs at the Library, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Fri, May, 12, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri, May, 12, Requiem and Showcase 2017 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Highlights our many talented dancers of all ages. Come out and support our local talent and professional artists’ new works. Sat, May, 13, Spring Clean-Up 9:00 AM Whitehorse Baptist Church An outreach-focused church should look clean and welcoming. We’ll have a variety of jobs for all ages including but not limited sweeping, weeding, painting, general maintenance, etc. Contact admin@whbc.ca for more information. Sat, May, 13, Riverdale Garage Sale Extravaganza 9:00 AM RIVERDALE A bunch of households on Klondike and Liard are having garage sales. If you live in the area feel free to grab your unused and unwanted stuff and set up in your driveway! Sat, May, 13, GALA Garage Sale Fundraiser 10:00 AM Whitehorse Elementary ALL proceeds support education programs with Little Footprints, Big Steps work in Haiti. If you have quality items to donate or what to help out, email karen@littlefootprintsbigsteps.com Sat, May, 13, Craft sale! Local businesses! 10:00 AM Westmark Whitehorse Everything from local small businesses, direct sales, artists & crafters and much much more. Sat, May, 13, Van Slam 2017 12:00 PM YuKonstruct Makerspace A showcase of the ingenuity of Yukon car-campers, featuring vehicle customizations and DIY camper vans Sat, May, 13, Board Game Drop-In 12:00 PM TItan Gaming & Collectibles Roll dice, shuffle cards, and move meeples! Choose from over 60 games in the YCCS board game library, or bring a game of your own. Groups and individuals of all ages wel Sat, May, 13, Requiem and Showcase 2017 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Highlights our many talented dancers of all ages. Come out and support our local talent and professional artists’ new works. Sat, May, 13, Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal

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Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat, May, 13, Requiem and Showcase 2017 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Highlights our many talented dancers of all ages. Come out and support our local talent and professional artists’ new works. Sat, May, 13, Dinner at the Mall 7:30 PM Baked Cafe A five course meal, including wine paring and highlighting local food fare. Please email shuck@wayfareroysterhouse.com to make arrangements to reserve seats. 867-333-0507 for any questions Sun, May, 14, Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun, May, 14, Mother’s Day Painting in Pairs 1:00 PM Arts Underground Painting with loved ones is a special experience. This Mother’s Day, let Maya be your host as you sip wine, nibble on hors d’oeuvre, and paint the night away. In three hours, you and your Mom will have created a match-up set of landscapes. Appetizers and alcohol are included. 667-4080 Sun, May, 14, Dreamers Often Lie 2:00 PM Wood Street School A MADD production of a tale of a young teenage girl who after suffering from a dangerous skiing accident faces from disturbing dreams which is hard to distinguish on whether they are real or not. Sun, May, 14, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun, May, 14, Love Your Mom 3:30 PM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Come paint with us this Mother’s Day and bring your mom! Please email paintpartyyukon@outlook.com for more information. Sun, May, 14, Reception 5:00 PM MacBride Museum A reception packed with activities for everyone. You don’t need to speak French to enjoy the activities, Swing-gypsy-jazz-quartet, Childcare services and children’s entertainment, Photo booth, Refreshments and Door prizes Sun, May, 14, Journeys to Adäka 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre A one-hour documentary that follows seven Yukon First Nation performers and artists in the months leading to Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse. Mon, May, 15, Journée de la Francophonie (Francophone Day) 12:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Appreciate and celebrate the French language and francophone culture which are deeply rooted in the territory with free activities to mark this special occasion Mon, May, 15, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-6686280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-6334576 Mon, May, 15, 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, May, 15, Doggie Play Skills and Drive Building 6:00 PM Advanced K9 -Training and Services How to play with your dog promote a stronger working relationship by building up your dog’s trust, confidence. For more info call 689-5438 or emailinfo@advancedk9.com Mon, May, 15, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Wed, May, 17, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed, May, 17, Lawrence Hill at Yukon Public Libraries 12:00 PM Burwash Landing The Illegal: Refugees in the Imagination and in the Real World, author Lawrence Hill describes the research he is undertaking this year and in 2018, and welcomes all research tips. Wed, May, 17, From Dublin to New York City with Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse 5:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum A presentation on initiatives such as the Laundromat Project and other community-based/oriented initiatives. All are welcome, particularly those in the arts and culture sector. Wed, May, 17, 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, May, 17, Dreamers Often Lie 8:00 PM Wood Street School A MADD production of a tale of a young teenage girl who after suffering from a dangerous skiing accident faces from disturbing dreams which is hard to distinguish on whether they are real or not. Wed, May, 17, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

KIDS & FAMILIES

Mondays - Friday Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30pm Saturdays 10-2pm. Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome.. Wed, May, 10, Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Thu, May, 11, Pre Kindergarden Health Fair 9:00 AM Whitehorse Health Centre Fri, May, 12, Sun, May, 14, First Nation Leadership Training & Emerging Leaders Yukon College The dynamic course is specifically designed for emerging leaders to provide a stronger understanding of governance, leadership roles and empowerment. For ages 16-24 call 668-8775 for more details. Fri, May, 12, Pre Kindergarden Health Fair 9:00 AM Whitehorse Health Centre Fri, May, 12, Cake Decorating Workshop 11:00 AM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Ages 0-6 lunch and refreshments provided. Call 633-7692 to register. Sat, May, 13, Family Free Play Drop-in 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes story time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Sat, May, 13, Ball Pit Fun 10:00 AM Heart Of Riverdale The play area features tonnes of climbing and scurrying equipment for playful monkeys. Parental Supervision Required. Sat, May, 13, 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. Sat, May, 13, Kidzone 3:30 PM Centre de la francophonie A fun three activity tour for toddlers and children 12 and under to mark the 10th Anniversary: Story reading with Paul Davis, Yoga with Audrey Percheron, Parent/child musical awakening with Marie-Maude AllardHeld in French. Free. Sun, May, 14, Mother’s Day Gone WILD! 11:00 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve Mom’s get in FREE all day and enjoy a hot cocoa and bonfire on us at the reception cabin but BYOHD (Bring Your own Hot Dogs)! Roasting sticks will be provided. Mon, May, 15, 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, May, 15, Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Tue, May, 16, 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. Wed, May, 17, Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed, May, 10, 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, May, 10, Lunch & Learn: Boost Your Creative Problem-Solving 12:00 PM Yukon Carpenters Union The session will give you concrete tips and tools you can apply immediately in your workplace. Lunch will be provided. Wed, May, 10, Friends of the Library AGM 5:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Join us in supporting a great library. 633-6579 Wed, May, 10, Open Pit Theatre’s AGM 5:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Email genevieve@openp.it for location or more information.

Thu, May, 11, Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Thu, May, 11, Music Yukon AGM 5:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn In the General Store room. Board election, year-end reports, update on ongoing and future projects. Snacks and coffee will be available! 456-8742 Thu, May, 11, Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu, May, 11, Yukon Tech Collective Meetup 6:00 PM (co)space coworking space` Interested in technology of any kind? Come and meet with like minded people that love to talk and show off some cool tech! Want to join or present something cool? Email andrew@yukonstruct. com for more details. Sat, May, 13, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:30 AM Emergency Measures Organization YARA’s breakfast at the A&W. Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon often join. Sat, May, 13, Electric Fence Technique Workshop 10:00 AM Castle Mountain Farm Learn how to protect your farm investments and wildlife with this simple technology. Participants will learn about several types of electric fencing and their applications. 335-5212 Sat, May, 13, Electric Fencing Workshop 10:00 AM Castle Mountain Farm This is a hands on workshop and participants are encouraged to come with questions about fencing technique. There will be a Conservation Officer in attendance to talk about wildlife behavior and the Wildlife Act. 335-5212 Sat, May, 13, Yukon Orienteering Association Meeting 1:00 PM The Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest August, 24th on Research Forest map. Register at Research Forest km 5.5 on North Klondike Highway. Info Craig at 456-7857. Mon, May, 15, Yukon Nature Network Meeting 1:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon A variety of speakers will share what they have learned within the last year from attending a variety of international and national conferences. Please call 667-5168 or email vanessa.stewart@gov. yk.ca. Tue, May, 16, YQIA Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM) 5:30 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Door prizes and light refreshments available. We are looking forward to having you join us. Everyone welcome! Call or email for more details: 668-4711, yukondirector@ yukonquest.com Tue, May, 16, Screen Production Yukon Association AGM 6:00 PM Screen Production Yukon Association Members are encouraged to attend. Tue, May, 16, Friends of McIntyre Creek AGM 7:00 PM Yukon College Enter through Staff Parking lot. Tue, May, 16, Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Tue, May, 16, The Friends of McIntyre Creek AGM 7:00 PM Yukon College Held in room 2103, please enter via back parking lot. Tue, May, 16, Yukon Art Society’s AGM 7:00 PM Arts Underground Come and meet the current board, hear what we were up to this past year and consider joining us. Give us a call at 6674080 for more info. Wed, May, 17, 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, May, 17, Lunch & Learn: Brain Aerobics for Creativity 12:00 PM Yukon Carpenters Union This mini workshop will give you tools to spark creative thinking and jump-start problem-solving in your workplace. Lunch will be provided. Wed, May, 17, Yukon Development Education Centre AGM 6:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A special presentation by Trish Newport, Doctors without Boarders, will follow AGM. New board members welcome.

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Of all life’s pursuits, few can match gardening when it comes to bringing body and soul together. Why? Because it’s hard to stay mad at the world, or dwell for long on one’s miseries and disappointments while coaxing new life into being. It’s like parenthood in that respect. It can be arduous, frustrating, sometimes heartbreaking, but there is still a sense of being part of a miracle. As a child, I loathed gardening, partly because my mother was such a taskmaster about making her five kids do their allotted share of weeding before being set loose to play on a sunny summer day. The only joy, for a boy – besides having permission to get filthy – was the occasional discovery of a fish-hook worthy earthworm, or an alien like insect with too many legs to count. Through a child’s eyes, Mom’s vegetable gardens (es-

pecially the one in Walkerton, Ontario) seemed to sprawl as broadly as a Texas cattle ranch. There were flowers, too, but they were never the main purpose of the venture. In retrospect, I realize these were fairly modest plots, enough to relieve the grocery bill and provide a family of seven with fresh produce in season, and shelves of homecanned goods for winter in those early postwar years. I don’t recall my mother poring over seed catalogues, or tracking the phases of the moon, or meticulously planning what should go where in order to give each plant the companionship it craved. Yet, year after year, rows of bounty seemed to spring up organically. (I use that term advisedly: rest her soul, Mom and her fellow gardeners did employ such reprehensible means of pest-control as DDT in those unenlightened, preRachel Carson days.) As the family’s designated window-washer, I resented having to move countless pots of African violets from the windowsills before I could get

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The Cancan: From Paris to the Klondike Gold Rush

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The Cancan Arrives at the Klondike Gold Rush by Grant Simpson On November 28, 1891, the New York Sun dedicated a full page to the cancan. Titled “Eccentric Paris Dance,” the article highlights Paris cancan stars of the day who describe intricate cancan dance moves. After the two decades of being attacked in the press by misogynist newspaper editors and pious moral reformers, the Sun article treats the cancan with respect as a dance form. It was about time. After all, by the 1890s the cancan was over 60 years old. To put that in context today, it was similar to the way we view the Charleston of the roaring ’20s. By the time Kate Rockwell and Cad Wilson struck out on their dancing careers – which ultimately lead them to the Klondike – the cancan was a well established part of North American vaudeville. The song “Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay” was made an international hit by Lottie Collins, who danced a cancan with increasing vigour in each

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Of course, Kate Rockwell arrived in Dawson as a rising star, and left the Yukon years later as the world renowned Klondike Kate. Illustration: Shauna Jones

chorus. Bromo-Seltzer launched an ad campaign using Lottie Collins to show customers what happened once you took their cure - you sang and danced the cancan! In France the cancan was enjoying a grand renaissance; becoming a symbol of national pride, independence and empowerment. Many well known artists portrayed the cancan

and its stars in their work, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec being the most famous and prolific. When word of the Klondike Gold Rush began to leak out, entertainers were among the first responders to the welcome news. In 1897 The Klondike Gazoot, a light-hearted publication, featured an article and illustration about the Parisian cancan star, Miss Maude Van de Graff

who arrived in Dawson City to perform at Casey’s Dance Hall and Cancan Parlour. The cancan announced its arrival in the Yukon in other ways as well. Nellie Cashman arrived in Dawson and opened the Can Can Restaurant, one of the town’s earliest businesses. In the book Entertainment in the Old West, Jeremy Agnew gives us a glimpse at an early Dawson show: “In Dawson, they opened the Savoy saloon and dance hall. The building, lit by oil lamps and heated by pot-bellied stoves, soon became the liveliest spot in town. The band, which consisted primarily of trumpets and violins played lively melodies while the chorus line danced the naughty, highkicking cancan. More sedate entertainment was provided by a male barbershop quartet.” In 1899 the American Mutoscope Company made a silent movie short entitled “Can-Can in the Klondike,” announcing to the world that the Klondike Gold Rush was here, and so was the cancan! Having graduated from chorus girl to singing star, Cad Wilson arrived in Dawson and left after one season, loaded with gold nuggets, jewellery, money and fame. Kate Rockwell arrived as featured singer/dancer with the Savoy Theatre Company. The show was the largest vaudeville show in Yukon history with over 170 members in the company. The company had recently purchased The Palace Grand Theatre and renamed it “The Savoy Theatre.” Rockwell described the show to biographer Ellis Lucia: “The band cut loose with some lively marches, right off the showboats and from the variety halls of the East. The curtain went up on the gaily bedecked and smiling chorus line, in flouncy skirts, span-

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gled shirtwaists, pert hats, and carrying bright parasols. The audience, jammed against the walls in Standing Room Only, cheered and whistled. Eyes sparkling, full of yeasty zest, the girls unleashed a peppy round of songs and dances of the ragtime craze… and finally the naughty, high-kicking French CanCan excitement reaching a rowdy pitch as the girls squealed shrilly and peeled off fancy garters, tossing them into the audience where sourdoughs of the bald-headed row punched and shoved each other trying to retrieve them.” Of course, Kate Rockwell arrived in Dawson as a rising star, and left the Yukon years later as the world renowned Klondike Kate. Long after she had left the Yukon and retired to Bend, Oregon, Klondike Kate maintained a deep respect for her career as a dancer in vaudeville. Lucia described the celebrity she enjoyed through her twilight years: “Many visitors were young people in their teens; the highschool set found her (Kate) most entertaining, especially when she got wound up about her days in the Yukon and in vaudeville, which was usually climaxed by Kate’s doing a buck and wing about the parlour. She chaperoned many high-school dances and parties, and once when some girls were getting together an act for a hospital-benefit show, she taught them the can-can and presented one of them with a pair of garters she had worn on the Dawson stages.” As the saying goes, “Once a cancan girl - always a cancan girl.” In our next and final article in the series, we will look at the legacy the cancan has left in the Yukon. Grant Simpson is the producer, director, composer and performer in the Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. Shauna Jones is a performer, visual artist and set designer.

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Poetry for Change

Canadian poet Sheri-D Wilson shares her personal approach with Yukoners through spoken word poetry by Dan Davidson

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heri-D Wilson, who calls her- Trees” (2002), all produced for self The Mama of Dada, is an the Bravo network’s Foundation to award-winning spoken word Assist Canadian Talent (FACT). poet, educator, speaker and acWilson says she can’t imagine tivist, who has performed in liter- doing anything other than poetry. ary, film and folk music festivals In an article called “Dimepiece” in Canada, USA, England, France, she wrote, “My mind automaticMexico, Belgium, and South Afri- ally goes to poetry, almost as ca. She is the author of nine col- though I think in poetry — it defers to poetry. Poetry is my brain’s delections of poetry. Her most recent - ninth poetry fault. Reading poetry and hearing collection, Open Letter: Woman it said aloud brings me great joy. First poetry Against Viotransforms lence Against the individWomen, tackles ual — then it She’s bringing that difficult terchanges the rain. Conceived personal approach community. from improvisaIt is a polittion, this colto her experience ical action. It lage of poems takes action. of the territory culminates in a Poetry makes flood poem as during this visit. p e o p l e the desecration think.” of the earth is “I always compared to loved interthe treatment esting words, of women. Throughout the work a ideas and images,” she says. “I drumbeat, a heartbeat, a healing never really wanted to be a writer chant pervades. Open Letter was – I just loved to write. nominated for the Robert Kroetsch She credits Anne Waldman, one Poetry Award and the ReLit Award. of her teachers, for affirming her Wilson has two spoken word direction. CDs (arranged by Russell Broom), “(She) christened me like a and four award-winning video knight. At the time she also expoems including: “Airplane Paula” plained the responsibility.” (2001), “Spinsters Hanging in The notion of responsibility

leads her to approach her work with certain concerns in mind, though these are not fixed. “It changes all of the time, as I respond to my environment. Right now I use personal narrative to address themes of social justice, lost languages, bullying, violence against women and the earth. I also believe in giving back and in the development of community.” Since she pours herself and her issues into her work, she says, “(I write) with all that I am and all that I have.” She’s bringing that personal approach to her experience of the territory during this visit. “I love the Yukon – the earth – the sky – her people. This is poetry – and there will be poetry.” As a workshop leader with young writers she says in poetic

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Sheri-D Wilson specializes in spoken word poetry. style, that she expects to have the following types of experiences: “Playful Joyous * Discoveries * Of Curiosity * In Willing Exchange * Sometimes Wild * Sometimes Silly * Sometimes Profound * Usually Resonant. “I look forward to sharing.” She tells young writers to read and listen. “Listen to your grandparents if you have them – write down what they say. Write down images of your life right now as if you are

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Care for the Whole Self

Learning to cultivate deep love and care for your whole self, and why you need to start this practice now by Aislinn Cornett

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want you to imagine your favourite pie – apple, blueberry, rhubarb or a rebel mix of all three. I want you to picture yourself eating this freshly baked, perfectly flakey pie, one beautiful bite at a time. In math class, you may have learned to associate pies as a metaphor to illustrate fractions. If Jane eats two-thirds of a pie, how much is left for John? In this equation, your favourite fruit pie is a metaphor for self-care, but this self-care pie is all for you, baby. Self-care can be taken quite literally; it is the vital practice of caring for your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. In other words, it is a preventative measure where you take responsibility for your whole health, not just a component, a fraction, or a slice. Self-care is concern for your whole being, including living a balanced lifestyle (being mindful of sleep, nutrition and exercise), exerting healthy boundaries for self and others (saying no to people or things that don’t serve you), practicing self-acceptance, and becoming more mindful and aware of your thoughts, behaviours and actions. While it may sound simple, for many, learning to love yourself can be the most challenging task you face. Through this practice of nurturing yourself and extending love inwards, you deepen your ability to care, to provide for others and to love. Many women in particular fall into patterns of nurturing and caring for others, and this compassion does not go unnoticed. However, in the process of caretaking, their own needs

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PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett may go unmet. This can create an unhealthy cycle of giving, where fatigue and resentment grow. Throughout life, many of us are taught to extend love outwards – to be kind, to share, and to shower others with compassion, empathy and generosity. Yet, when it comes to directing these gifts inwards, it doesn’t feel as acceptable. It can be hard to recognize that you deeply deserve adoration and love – from others, but more importantly, from yourself. Perhaps you feel you don’t warrant such gifts, but your ability to love others, depends on your ability to love yourself. Loving yourself does not make you selfish or self-centred. On the contrary, loving yourself deepens your ability to care for others and broadens your capacity to love. Pointing your compassion arrow inwards, fosters increased empathy for those around you. You can’t care for others if you don’t care for yourself first, and self-care is the art of loving yourself. In helping you harness love for your whole self, and to encourage you to eat the whole pie, here are six elements of selfcare to practice as often as you

Physical Physical self-care is caring for your body internally and externally. Your physical well-being is connected to your emotional well-being and oftentimes, when navigating difficult or painful emotional conflicts, it takes a toll on your physical health. Bodily self-care might be ensuring you get eight hours of sleep every night, taking a long walk, enjoying a bath, or preparing yourself a healthy and wholesome meal. By prioritizing things like sleep and nutrition, you can optimize your energy levels, which means you have more energy for yourself and for others. Emotional Emotional self-care is so important for your overall health – inside and out. You can take care of your emotional well being by processing and verbalizing feelings with trusted friends or family members, or by releasing negative emotions through an expressive form of your choice. Art, music, singing, dancing and writing are wonderful mediums where you can experience release and opening. Practice avoiding situations and people that cause you undue emotional distress, exert healthy boundaries, and learn to be in touch with your thoughts and feelings. Practice externalizing your emotions, verbally or nonverbally, so you can work through them. If tapping into your emotional landscape is difficult, foster acceptance and non-judgement, be patient and find a form of expression that feels safe for you. Mental You can practice mental selfcare by trying new activities that challenge and stimulate you intellectually. It’s common to get

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What does self care look like to you? caught in stagnation traps, so trying a new activity or hobby can help in shaking off the mental cobwebs. Engage in an inspiring, philosophical or meaningful conversation with a friend; try a puzzle; pick up a new craft like crocheting or knitting, or delve into a new book. Spiritual Spiritual self-care might be achieved through meditation or yoga, by donating your time to a worthy cause, or by spending time in solitude in nature. Activities like yoga and meditation can assist in body mindfulness, flexibility, acceptance, gratitude and openness. For some, spirituality is found in books and for others, it is found in wilderness. Your spirituality is personal to you and only you. This form of self-care can assist in feelings of connectedness, oneness and universality, and help diminish isolation and loneliness. Social Social self-care is taking time to nurture positive relations in your life. You might practice social self-care by spending quality time with individuals who nourish and support you, like your friends and family. If you are trying to escape negative social circles that don’t support you, social self-care might be creating new, meaningful friendships and connections. You might join a club or volunteer at an event or festival to network with new people.

It is normal to become isolated in our individual routines, and it is healthy to reach out to connect. At the same time, if you have an active social life, it is important to take time for yourself by spending quality time alone. Time in solitude can be as simple as enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, taking a scenic drive, or exploring a new park or trail. Taking time for yourself allows you rest, refuel and reenergize. Practical Practical self-care involves caring for routine aspects of your life that support you (housework, groceries, logistics, finances). These things might feel like chores, but they are also todo’s that can bring organization, calmness and peace of mind. Sometimes tackling to-do list items that you have long put off can feel incredibly empowering and rewarding. You might declutter your home, create a calming space for yourself, or routinely pay your bills. Remember, self-care is never selfish. By caring for yourself and choosing to put yourself first, you model to others how important this wonderful practice is for themselves as well. Love and honour your health and well being, and feel free to dish up as much of that pie as you wish. Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon.


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Life Lessons

Through the Lens

Local photographer Minnie Clarke shares her love of wilderness photography and capturing the spring arrival of trumpeter swans by Aislinn Cornett

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ou can learn a lot by studying animals, just ask local photographer Minnie Clarke. Her passion for capturing northern creatures was borne on a remote trapline in Johnson’s Crossing, Yukon. Clarke has been photographing Yukon’s wilderness for 20 years, but one stunning subject in particular is the focal point of many of her studies: the trumpeter swan. Through her longtime connection to the Johnson’s Crossing region, Clarke has come to intimately know these birds. She says that for over 10 years there has been a group of swans wintering close to the Teslin River Bridge, just down from Johnson’s Crossing Lodge. This year’s count reached 41 swans at Christmas time, and this number continues to grow. The return of the swans marks the onset of spring here in the territory. Clarke says that the swans have been arriving from approximately March 3rd to March 10th for the last few years. She is fortunate enough to hear their long awaited arrival, as they fly directly over her property. “I love swans. I think they’re my favourite bird,” says Clarke. As a child, she remembers hearing the springtime influx of swans through the open window of her family’s cabin. The honking of swans could be heard all night long. As Johnson’s Crossing is part of the swan’s annual migratory route, gazing at these majestic birds was a major part of her childhood. “They’re so beautiful,” Clarke says. “The pose I like best is when the swan lifts and shakes its wings. It reminds me of a big wedding dress with all its folds.” The open waters of M’Clintock Bay, Tagish Lake, Teslin Lake, Kluane Lake and Lake Laberge provide stopovers for the swans on their long journey north to nesting grounds. Clarke says that Johnson’s Crossing and Tagish Lake are some of the best places to view the swans, as you can get an up close glimpse without disturbing them. This year, as many as 700 swans were counted at Johnson’s Crossing in one day. Their stay depends on food and whether they’re disturbed or not. “You have to be very mindful of the swans; they travel a long way and they’re very tired when they

get to the river,” she says. She encourages birdwatchers to leave their dogs and young children at home, as they can run down to the ice and disturb the feeding swans. Clarke captures photos of the swans using her long lens and even goes as far as setting up a bird hide (a camouflaged shelter used to view wildlife) on the river’s edge. She positions herself inside the shelter, often tucked underneath a bed sheet, with only her camera and tripod visible so that she can be as discreet as possible. “Sometimes I sit in a snowbank for two hours,” Clarke says. The result of her perseverance and patience? Incredibly intimate portraits of these long necked beauties – the best part being that no feathers are ruffled in the process. “It’s very calming to be just sitting there and watching all this wildlife right in front of you.” Clarke’s close connection with wildlife and the land has a longstanding history. Her father immigrated to the Yukon from England, and after meeting her mother in Johnson’s Crossing area, they started a trapline where they raised their family. Her parents trapped in the winter, and her dad worked for the forest service and ran a small guiding business in the summer.

school. She remembers getting up to go to school in the dark and returning to their rustic cabin in the dark. “One of my fondest memories is sitting around the kitchen table with an oil lamp doing our homework,” she says. She also remembers listening to classical music, her father’s favourite, on a battery operated record player. That is, until her cousin came to visit and left his rock and roll albums behind. The trapline and cabin remains in Clarke’s family, and since 2010 Clarke and her husband have owned and operated Timberpoint Campground, a wilderness oasis with RV and tent sites, located beside Teslin Lake at Kilometre 1278 on the Alaska Highway. Clarke worked for the Yukon Government in Teslin for 32 years, but now that she’s retired, she finds she can fully commit herself to her photographic craft. “I bought a 35mm camera with my first paycheque from the Yukon Government,” she says. When she later bought a digital camera, Clarke went on YouTube and learned everything she could about camera settings and techniques. Despite her many years of photography, she says she continues to practice, play and learn whenever she’s out with her camera – which

nomenon she has observed during her time on the land is that many animals don’t fear the presence of a camera, but they do fear humans’ eyes. By covering her eyes, Clarke finds she is able to capture more intimate experiences with wildlife. “When you see an animal, if he sees your eyes, he’s afraid, but if you hold your camera up over your eyes and he can’t see them, you can almost walk right up to them.” When Clarke isn’t focused on

because we learned to live on the land and be self sufficient. We were never bored.” Clarke rode the big yellow bus to Teslin Monday to Friday to attend

what to expect and how the animal is going to behave just by observing and learning.” She says photographing Yukon’s wild has taught her a lot. One phe-

featured from time to time in the Whitehorse Star. She sells her photography online at FineArtAmerica. com and Flikr.com, but predominantly uses Facebook as a platform

PHOTOS: Minnie Clarke

On this rare occasion, photographer Minnie Clarke becomes the photo subject.

to showcase and sell her artwork. As her parents are elderly and no longer able to get out to the trapline, Clarke promised to post one photo a day, so they could continue to experience life out there. It is a promise she has upheld. Clarke recently departed for a trip to Spain with her husband. She confesses her love of photography is much more than just a hobby, evident by her travel bag, which she described as packed full with camera gear and only one change of clothes. “I have friends that laugh and say, you must sleep with your camera,” Clarke laughs. “I say, well, it’s right by my bed, beside my rifle. “The Yukon is a really good Swans flying overhead is a welcome sight for Yukon residents. place to live if A trumpeter swan shakes off its wings at Johnson’s Crossing. you’re into nawildlife, she can be found manag- ture and photography, it’s all right “We had no electricity or run- is often. ning water, and we had to carry Clarke says she loves all ani- ing her campground business, or there out your door. You just have water from the Teslin River,” mals, and always stays curious and doing wedding photography. Her art to respect everything – the land, Clarke reminisces of her unique, observant when she goes into the is available at the Nisutlin Trading the animals and get out there and rugged upbringing. “We had a lot of bush. “You have to be patient and Post in Teslin and at Johnson’s Crosschores growing up, which was good wait,” she says. “You come to know ing Lodge. Her photography is also enjoy it!” Aislinn Cornett is an art therapist, writer, artist and adventurer born in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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2017 Kids Camp

July 10-14 Christ the King Elementary school

Welcomes Special Guest Instructors:

Tina Takahashi and her husband Sean MacFadyen

The full day camp will start with an 8:15 am drop off, with full gym activities and team games. A morning judo session will be followed by lunch (Campers are to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks). After lunch we will be outside for 1-2 hours minimum: (weather dependent) • Braveheart (a judo Sask version of capture the flag) • Fish ladder walk / sand hill climb • Hidden Lakes hike & swim • Rotary Park walk & water park free time • Friday will be a choice to repeat one of the above or a new outdoor activity -decided Thursday afternoon) Each day will finish with a second judo ‘on mat’ session, and a period of quiet / free time for crafts and social activities while waiting for pickup at 4:30pm. Cost of this camp: $250 per camper Special family rates will be applied if you have more than one sibling attending. Email: judoyukon.camp@gmail.com or check out our FB page. NO judo experience necessary, everyone 7+ is welcome


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SUMMER KID CAMPS

Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

Nature Art Camp

Stories Artfully Told

July 3-7, 9am-4pm Ages 7-12 (5 days)

August 7-11, 9am-4pm Ages 7-12 (5 days) Share the stories of your day; the landscape, the wildlife, the river, the people -- through sketching, pastels, painting, printmaking or sculpting. Meshell will lead the way! $325 + GST

with Helen O’Connor

Allow Helen lead your child on plein air excursions that involve acrylic and watercolour painting, drawing, and collecting supplies for the next project, such as papermaking, bookmaking, marbling, mobiles and more. $325 + GST

The Life of Rabbits and Hares

with Meshell Melvin

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rowing up in the 1930 and early 40s was tough times. First, there was the Great Depression, followed closely by the Second World War. For the average family, money was tough, far tougher than today and rabbits and hares often graced the supper plates. Of course the cottontail rabbit was the choice of the two and much easier to obtain in the wild. To get a hare, you had to be real good shot and for those of us who were providing supper at ages of 13 and 14, hunting the jackrabbit made most of us good shots. On the other hand, to get a cottontail rabbit, it was very easy, if you had a well-trained ferret. Jackrabbits and snowshoe hares are not rabbits, so to speak, and rabbits are not hares. There is a physiological difference – and they taste different, too. Hares Those who have hunted hares such as the jackrabbit or snowshoe hare know they are a tough target. Almost instantly they can reach 30 miles an hour (50 km/ hour). In a single leap, they can cover an easy 12 feet (3.7 m) and turn on a dime. Their home territory is generally confined to about a hundred acres or less. Roughly 36 days after mating the hare will give birth up to six young, called leverets. The leverets are born with their eyes wide open, another difference between the hare and the rabbit. The young weigh about 2.5 ounces at birth, but usually double their

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Your child will need warm clothing for outdoors, a lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.

July 17-21, 9am-4pm Ages 7-12 (5 days)

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Explore creatures real and imaginary in the great outdoors. Then run back to Arts Underground and discover how to recreate them through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture! $325 + GST

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Performers. Storytellers. Promoters. There is a community of people just like you at MacEwan University – an active community passionate about the arts, engaged in research and innovators in their fields. The Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications has seven unique programs in the fields of fine art, design, music, theatre, arts management and communications.

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Jackrabbits and snowshoe hares are not rabbits, so to speak, and rabbits are not hares. There is a physiological difference – and they taste different, too. weight in a single week. Then there is always the “X” factor, which are the many hazards of a hare’s life. These include predators – flying, walking, and even slithering – add into the picture ticks, fleas, disease carrying flies, protozoan parasites and a bacterial disease called tularemia, that, incidentally is highly infectious to humans. To those who think they are having a tough life, consider yourself lucky. The hare is known to live up to eight years, but only two in 100 will live five years. Of course the other side of the “X” is the more positive side, as the hare will have up to three litters every year. Cottontail Rabbits The cottontail rabbit is much smaller in size than the hare – and much better tasting. Many hunters have underestimated the kick of a hare or the small rabbit and after a solid kick, in parts not described, many a hunter has found themselves curled up on the ground. I can well remember my first kick from a cottontail that had me curled up on the ground. Of course we all know that female rabbits are the queens of the female world. After copulating with her selected partner, she immediately throws him out and has three or more partners before settling down for the next

25 or so days to bare a litter of up to seven leverets, each hardly weighing over an ounce. Almost immediately after delivering the last young one, she is very capable of getting another mate and the whole process begins all over again. The cottontail has been known to have up to five litters in a single year. In a total life span, a cottontail rabbit may restrict its travel to less than 30 acres. With all the litters of seven or eight leverets each time, one would think we should be overrun with cottontail rabbits, but once again there is the “X” factor, and it’s the same predators and diseases that the hares face. Hunting the cottontail back in the 30s and 40s was not generally done with a firearm, as most of us had ferrets. We would put the well trained ferret down the underground hole of the rabbit’s house and the rabbit would come almost flying out with the ferret on its tail. We simply caught the rabbit in our hands and end of story for the rabbit. Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada. Questions about his stories can be sent to editor@ whatsupyukon.com

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What Happened to the Kids? by Jozien Keijzer

Class of 2009: Katie Pope As I was trying on new glasses a few weeks ago at Northern Lights Optometry, fashion specialist Katie Pope helped me. I liked her instantly and I complimented her on her extraordinary sense of style. On my next visit (according to Katie many people take choosing a new pair of glasses very seriously, and come back many times to make the right decision), Katie helped me again. I stared at her because her makeup was exceptionally well done and I thought she was charismatic. About the staring, she said later in the interview, “that happens a lot, many people stare at me, here in Whitehorse and down South.” She always felt different and gravitates to people who are different. Later at Starbucks, I observed that she has a strong sense of social justice, which she says connects to her sense of being different. “Everybody being different makes us all unique and in that way we are all the same,” she says. Anyway, I ended up with a pair of glasses that I really like. Katie is a 2009 graduate from F.H. Collins Secondary School. After graduating with top marks, Katie went to Vancouver Island University and enrolled in the five-year program for a degree in Sociology. After one year, she decided to change to a Business and Marketing program, with a focus on Fashion. She finished that degree in 2015. In 2015, she did an internship in

Calgary at Nordstrom’s, an American fashion retailer. The store had just opened in Calgary and Katie worked in management, sales, and personal styling, which she has a knack for. She got to dress superstars: winners of Canadian country music awards, winners of Junos, and hockey and football players. She thinks part of her success in dressing them was that she didn’t know them, as any born-and-raised Calgarian might have. Hockey players, she said, were hard to dress, needing custom-made clothing. “Those men have extremely muscular thighs, all of them, and the style of the day is trim pant legs.” Katie is also a rap and hip/hop songwriter and she sells her lyrics. She also wants to be a fashion model, and appears in fashion shows. Katie aims to “make it” in modeling by the age of 30. “Anything is possible when you believe in yourself” she says and I agree. After 2015, Katie came home to Whitehorse, partly because her sister had a baby and because it wasn’t easy living in Calgary on minimum wage. Her personal styling was done on commission, and this created tension in the workplace. “Compared to Nordstrom’s, Northern Optics is so chill,” Katie says, ”and everybody is so friendly.” Meaning, it’s nothing like the competitiveness at Nordstrom’s. She likes her job here in Whitehorse a lot, but obviously she has bigger dreams. At the moment, Katie is preparing for her French DELF exam, which shows fluency in French. She

Katie Pope, fashion model, in front of the camera for a fellow student. PHOTOS: courtesy of Katie Pope

wants to continue in fashion and plans to apply for a two-year visa to work for ASOS, an online fashion outlet based in London. “London is where haute couture is happening,” Katie says. “ I have to go through the SWAP program (a non-profit program for students to be able to work or volunteer in foreign countries). I have friends who have gone through that program and they have a lot of connections to get you where you want to go. I also have connections with Harrods (a luxury department store in London).” As a child, she loved dress-up and writing. Early on, Katie realized that she could predict fashion trends. Katie understands now that she has a good sense of what is going to be fashionable. Her own wardrobe reflects that, and is based on the style of Kim Kardashian. Kim Kardashian also happens to be married to Kanye West who is Katie’s favourite hip hop star. “His music always makes me feel good; he is an arrogant genius, a motivation and inspiration.” Katie’s words of wisdom: “It is very attractive when you own your insecurities.” And her, not-so-well-

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June 10 Commissioner’s Klondike Ball

Dress up in your finest and come celebrate Yukon’s birthday at the annual Commissioner’s Ball. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by the dance of the summer! Tickets on sale now at DawsonCity.ca

Triple J Hotel

We have modern rooms and cabins in town with all the amenities to make your stay memorable. Enjoy the Klondike's best burger on the Klondikes best patio! (867) 993-5323

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Gerties Opening Show Dawson City Gold Show Parks Canada Doors Open Dawson The Gold Poke 5km Road Race Lawrence Hill Reading & Talk

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Thursday, May 18th at 7:30 TOMOYO IHAYA | EYES WATER FIRE Exhibition opening & artist talk Eyes, Water, Fire is a mixed media installation immersed in the symbolic meanings of water, fire, and eyes.

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Welcome to Canada’s Best Value Inn Combining newly renovated rooms and historic turn of the century atmosphere, we are located in the heart of Dawson City, Home of the “Sourtoe Cocktail”

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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wed, May, 10, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wed, May, 17, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre BEAVER CREEK Fri, May, 12, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, May, 13, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, May, 13, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, May, 15, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, May, 16, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, May, 16, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club CARCROSS Wed, May, 10, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, May, 10, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, May, 10, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, May, 10, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, May, 11, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, May, 11, 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, May, 11, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, May, 11, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Thu, May, 11, Soda Pony Communities Tour 7:00 PM Carcross Community Centre Sat, May, 13, - 14, The Art of Managing Your Career Carcross Commons An intensive 2-Day workshop will show you how to organize the business side of professional art, including: marketing oneself, finding funding, and the financial & legal aspects of professional art. Lunch will be provided This course is free of charge. Sat, May, 13, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, May, 15, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, May, 15, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, May, 16, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, May, 16, 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, May, 16, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, May, 16, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, May, 16, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, May, 16, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, May, 16, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, May, 17, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, May, 17, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, May, 17, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, May, 17, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building CARMACKS Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Tue, May, 16, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 PM Carmacks Recreation Centre DAWSON CITY Wed, May, 10, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, May, 11, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, May, 12, Diamond Tooth Gerties’ Opening Show Diamond Tooth Gerties Kick off a season of vaudeville revue with this memorable show. 993-5525 Fri, May, 12, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, May, 12, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, May, 12, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, May, 12, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, May, 12, Happy Hour with Jesse Smith 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat, May, 13, Get together en français KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Pot luck, entertainment for kids, live music, and anniversary cake to celebrate the 10th Yukon Francophonie Day. Sat, May, 13, 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

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easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, May, 13, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, May, 14, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon, May, 15, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, May, 15, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, May, 16, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed, May, 17, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. FARO Wed, May, 10, Yoga in the Sportsmans Lounge 4:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre No previous yoga experience needed! Led by Cathrine McCormick, Ages 15+ Wed, May, 10, Campbell Region Training Fund Society AGM 6:15 PM Yukon College Faro Campus Wed, May, 10, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri, May, 12, Seniors Crib and Cards 2:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Fri, May, 12, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sat, May, 13, Garage Sale Faro Call 994-2442 for more information. Sun, May, 14, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, May, 14, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon, May, 15, Kids in the Kitchen 3:30 PM Del Van Gorder School Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca Tue, May, 16, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, May, 16, Dodgeball Mini-Tournament 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, May, 17, Yoga in the Sportsmans Lounge 4:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre No previous yoga experience needed! Led by Cathrine McCormick, Ages 15+ Wed, May, 17, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. HAINES JUNCTION Wed, May, 10, 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 Kù )̨ . Call Luke at 667-5992 for more information. Wed, May, 10, Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed, May, 10, Kids T-Ball 3:30 PM Haines Junction Ages 5-7 Good running shoes are required! For more information please call Dana MacKinnon 634-2363 or email dana. mack@outlook.com Wed, May, 10, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu, May, 11, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, May, 11, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, May, 11, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, May, 11, Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Bringing women from the community together to build each other up while having dinner and doing activities. Thu, May, 11, VIMFF Best of Fest Tour 6:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, May, 11, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, May, 12, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sun, May, 14, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-6342360 Mon, May, 15, Yoga with Lia (Pilates Mat) Free 12:00 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Mon, May, 15, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, May, 15, Yoga with Marguerite 5:15 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Mon, May, 15, Kickboxing 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Kickboxing with Lee Randall is Back. For 4 Mondays. All are welcome! Tue, May, 16, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, May, 16, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, May, 17, Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed, May, 17, Kids T-Ball 3:30 PM Haines Junction Ages 5-7 Good running shoes are required! For more information please call Dana MacKinnon 634-2363 or email dana. mack@outlook.com Wed, May, 17, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed, May, 17, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre MARSH LAKE Fri, May, 12, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00

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PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri, May, 12, Drop-in Volleyball 8:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, May, 13, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, May, 13, PUMP Bootcamp 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, May, 13, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, May, 13, Pickleball 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, May, 14, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, May, 14, Mothers Day Brunch 11:30 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Live music & great menu, Reservations required. Call 6604999 or email marshlake@gmail.com Mon, May, 15, Information Session 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Recommendations on how you can prepare yourself and your family in case of a forest fire. Tue, May, 16, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, May, 16, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, May, 16, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue, May, 16, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca MAYO Fri, May, 12, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, May, 14, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, May, 16, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus MOUNT LORNE Thu, May, 11, Lorne Mountain Community Association AGM 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Short business meeting with financial presentation and new budget. Open meeting– everybody invited!! We are looking for new board members. OLD CROW Thu, May, 11, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, May, 14, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, May, 16, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center TAGISH Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, May, 10, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, May, 10, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Sat, May, 13, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, May, 13, Come Dine with Me Tagish 6:00 PM Six MIle River Resort Meal includes cocktail, appetizer, Main course, dessert with coffee and tea service, Call Mitch at 333-4121 for more details. Sat, May, 13, Bhangra Night With Gurdeep Pandar 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Tue, May, 16, Pickleball 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Wed, May, 17, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, May, 17, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, May, 17, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, May, 17, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca TESLIN Wed, May, 10, Soda Pony Communities Tour 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Thu, May, 11, Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 3354250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri, May, 12, 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, May, 16, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, May, 16, 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 PELLY CROSSING 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, May, 11, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, May, 11, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu, May, 11, 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. Fri, May, 12, Infant Massage 10:30 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage is used to help promote longer and deeper sleeping patterns, relieve symptoms of “colic” or gassy periods, improve cardiac and respiratory output, help baby develop sense of self. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call Elizabeth Bauman at 536- 7202 Sun, May, 14, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sun, May, 14, Lawrence Hill at Yukon Public Libraries 12:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre The Illegal: Refugees in the Imagination and in the Real World, author Lawrence Hill describes the research he is undertaking this year and in 2018, and welcomes all research tips. Mon, May, 15, Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. 536-2125 Mon, May, 15, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, May, 16, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, May, 16, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake Tue, May, 16, 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. Wed, May, 17, Handle With Care 5:30 PM Watson Lake Family Centre 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, 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, May, 10, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, May, 10, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, May, 10, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, May, 10, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, May, 10, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, May, 10, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, May, 10, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, May, 10, Spring Music Fest Kindergarten thru 4th grade HBSD 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, May, 10, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu, May, 11, Strength and Stretch 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, May, 11, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, May, 12, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, May, 12, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, May, 12, Story time @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, May, 12, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, May, 12, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, May, 12, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, May, 12, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sun, May, 14, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, May, 14, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, May, 14, Bible Club & Christian Education 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, May, 14, Library Book Club Discussion 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, May, 15, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, May, 15, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, May, 15, Strength and Stretch 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, May, 15, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, May, 15, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, May, 15, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, May, 15, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, May, 15, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

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Salmon, Salmon, Salmon

Many household freezers have some – or even a lot – of salmon waiting their turn on the menu. Hopefully all our salmon is wild salmon and not the farmed Atlantic Salmon that is so common in stores these days. Farmed salmon looks and sounds to be less expensive, but if all the factors are weighed into the

equation, the wild pacific salmon is by far the best deal and the best fish. The wild salmon can be selfcaught or purchased off the boat or at the store in Haines, Homer or Valdez Alaska. There is also a store on 4th Avenue here in Whitehorse, called Haines Packing Co. Whitehorse, that sells seafood including

sockeye salmon from the Telegraph Creek area. Seasonal fish and seafood are for sale by order, or right off the ice pack in at least one trailer sales outlet every year. All these fish are fresh caught and your task is to cut the fish into meal sized portions and shrink wrap for the freezer. It won’t take you long to

discover that fish that are frozen whole are not as convenient to use as fish that are filleted and cut to meal sized portions before freezing. There are many delightful ways to prepare salmon including a cast iron pan, tin-foil, kitchen oven and the outdoor grill. A real advantage to the outdoor grill is that it can

act as an oven or barbecue grill – and either way the cleanup is minimal. A quick Google or Youtube search will get you more easy-to-follow recipes and tips than you could ever use. Let’s start with an extremely tasty, fairly simple oven recipe and then in later articles we’ll try some other approaches.

BAKED SALMON WITH GARLIC & DIJON Ingredients:

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3 pressed garlic cloves or 1 rounded Tbsp crushed garlic

Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.

Method: 1 With tin-foil line an ovenproof dish and preheat oven to 450ºF. 2 In a bowl mix parsley, garlic, Dijon, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice to make the sauce. 3 Lay salmon pieces skin side down on foil, brush all over with sauce and lay two lemon slices on each piece. Bake 12-15 minutes at 450ºF. Careful not to overcook. 4 If you serve with a spatula, the meat can easily be served, leaving the skin behind on the foil.

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Good Advice Yellowknife writer Jamie Bastedo shares his experience with Yukoners by Dan Davidson

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amie Bastedo is not new to “I made a deliberate shift until you write a the Yukon. He first came to away from highly technical, kids’ book.’ That the territory 35 years ago as scientific publications in ecol- request sparked a biology graduate student. ogy to more popular works that another shift in “Think Never Cry Wolf,” promote wider appreciation and my writing, from he says. “My head full of book wise use of nature,” Bastedo adult non-fiction knowledge about northern land- says. “I try to harness the magic (natural history, scapes and cultures.” power of story to translate sci- river guides, hikThe Yukon still means a lot to entific and cultural concepts or ing guides) into him and he is excited to be com- issues into a format that is ac- fiction for young ing back. cessible, entertaining and in- readers – and “For me, any trip to the spiring to readers of all ages.” I’ve never looked Yukon is a kind of homecoming. He found writing about vari- back!” I cut my ecological teeth there ous subjects was a great way to He takes a as a young grad student, I pro- learn about them. business-like apposed to my wife there – on the “When I first came north, proach to writing Carcross Dunes, I have several I found the best way to really while trying to dear friends there, and I con- make sense of the land and its still leave room tinue to enjoy hiking and pad- people was to write about it. Be- for inspiration to dling there even though I now yond facilitating my own learn- make a contribulive in the NWT. For example, ing, I discovered that it was a tion. I’ll be paddling down the Snake lot of fun to share my writing, “The best tip River this summer.” and that I could actually make I ever received In addition, his latest young a living from it. I was hooked!” about writing adult novel, Cut Off, is set partIn recent years, he’s made was ‘AIC’ - Ass In ly in the Yukon, “including the the move from nonfiction to fic- Chair! If I stick Wheaton and Carcross valleys tion. Part of this came about as to that mantra where I did a lot of field work a result of a push he got from and consistently back in the ’80s.” His career path at that early point led him to a series of government I hungered for a deeper, jobs in Yellowknife, where he lives tobuckle down experiential knowledge of the day, but that work to write every left him feeling unday, that’s land and for ways to share that fulfilled. half the bat“I hungered for tle. knowledge with others. And so a deeper, experi“ T h e ential knowledge second best I struck out on my own as a of the land and for tip is: turn off freelance naturalist and writer. ways to share that your wifi. Unknowledge with less I’m doing others. And so I research, the struck out on my Internet does own as a freelance not exist for naturalist and writer.” his children. me while I am seriously writing. His early books are nonfic“When our two daughters “Though I take a very busition, but he’s made an effort to were adolescents, they told ness-like approach to writproduce more accessible work. me, ‘No more books, Daddy, ing regularly, I also rely on the

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NWT author Jamie Bastedo writes fiction and nonfiction that invite readers into the wilderness as he sees it. He shares advice for aspiring young writers.

magic that can happen when I ‘compost’ ideas in my head for awhile, letting the story reveal itself to me, discovering it, rather than forcing it in a direction it may not want to go.” Editing and revising are also important. He quotes Stephen King’s opinion: “To write is human, to edit is divine.” He has a number of hints and techniques that he likes to share with young writers. Those in his two day workshop sessions at the Young Authors Conference learned how to “write like a gorilla,” to keep on the look-

out for ideas, and to consider the importance of character development. Good writing, he says, is “like a strip tease, a bowel movement, and a prayer. Reveal your characters and plot slowly, teasingly! You work hard – and then the words come out smoothly!” 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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Active Interest LISTINGS Wed, May, 10 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, May, 10 MommyFIT: New Post-Natal Bootcamp 10:30 AM N60 Combative Arts For 8 weeks, Each week will get progressively more challenging, for all fitness levels! trainmetara@gmail.com Wed, May, 10 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, May, 10 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, May, 10 Adult Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 6684794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Thu, May, 11 Power Core 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Health and strength start with the core. We will help you build a more stable, powerful abdomen and lower back to improve fitness, straighten posture and provide a foundation for an active daily life. Please register online Thu, May, 11 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, May, 11 One Hour Drop In Classes - Barre Body Blast 5:20 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness This class will take you through interval strength training, isometric holds, and deep muscle work that will all result in strong, long and beautiful muscles. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, May, 11 Bouldering with ACC 7:30 PM Yukon College Email for location, membership details info@ accyukon.ca Thu, May, 11 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, May, 12 Insanity Live - Mornings 6:00 AM Peak Fitness Get ready to unleash your inner athlete and reach your personal best—because progress starts outside your comfort zone. 6 Weeks Fri, May, 12 MommyFIT: New

Post-Natal Bootcamp 1:30 PM N60 Combative Arts For 8 weeks, Each week will get progressively more challenging, for all fitness levels! trainmetara@gmail.com Fri, May, 12 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri, May, 12 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 Fri, May, 12 One Hour Drop In Classes - Pilates 5:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness This class strengthens and tones the entire body. Focusing on the abs and the back muscles to improve posture and alleviate back pain. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Sat, May, 13 Tennis Yukon Open House Mt Mac Tennis Courts Sign up for league night, and find out about summer programs! Try out the new ball machine and test your serve speed with the radar gun! Sat, May, 13 Try It Day 11:00 AM Shipyards Park We will have various sports and physical literacy activities for the public to try, sourdough pancake breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus, prizes, face painting and more! Sat, May, 13 Yukon Orienteering Association Meeting 1:00 PM The Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest August, 24th on Research Forest map. Register at Research Forest km 5.5 on North Klondike Highway. Info Craig at 4567857. Sat, May, 13 Insanity 1:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness You’ll do cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. It all happens in long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest, so you can get crazy-good results. Please register online Sat, May, 13 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. Sat, May, 13 Dance Gathering 8:00 PM Association franco-yukonnaise A monthly let-loose-shake-it-movestretch-sweat-smile evening. Mix of world beat, rock, blues, electronica. Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substancefree. Dance like nobody’s watching because... nobody’s watching! Questions? Contact 867-689-9774 Mon, May, 15 Heritage and Culture Field School Whitehorse, Yukon A

four-week field school focusing on Yukon heritage and culture including: archaeology, conservation, archives, oral history, collections and historic sites research. For more information, please contact Dr. Victoria Castillo, vcastillo@yukoncollege.yk.ca, or call 668-8770. Mon, May, 15 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 Mon, May, 15 MommyFIT: New Post-Natal Bootcamp 1:30 PM N60 Combative Arts For 8 weeks, Each week will get progressively more challenging, for all fitness levels! trainmetara@gmail.com Tue, May, 16 Barre 5:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Barre combines Pilates, yoga and ballet moves to give you beautiful, sculpted, lean muscleswithout the impact from other fitness classes. Please register online Tue, May, 16 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, May, 16 Youth Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@ polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Wed, May, 17 Insanity Live - Mornings 6:00 AM Peak Fitness Get ready to unleash your inner athlete and reach your personal best—because progress starts outside your comfort zone. 6 Weeks Wed, May, 17 MommyFIT: New Post-Natal Bootcamp 10:30 AM N60 Combative Arts For 8 weeks, Each week will get progressively more challenging, for all fitness levels! trainmetara@gmail.com Wed, May, 17 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, May, 17 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, May, 17 Adult Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 6684794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information.

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Introduction to Canoeing Course provides you with the necessary skills to maneuver through class 2 rapids. 1st course: May 5, 6, and 7th 2nd course: May 12,13 and 14th 3rd course: May 19, 20 and 21st

Advanced Canoeing Course provides you with the necessary skills to maneuver through class 3 rapids. 1st course: May 26, 27 and 28th 2nd course: June 2, 3, and 4th Introduction to Kayaking This course will give you the necessary skills to maneuver through class 2 rapids. 1st course: May 24, 25, 27 and 28th 2nd course: June 7, 8, 10 and 11th TO ALL COURSES: WE SUPPLY DRY SUITS AND ALL EQUIPMENT!

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Wellness LISTINGS Wed, May, 10, 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, May, 10, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, May, 10, Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, May, 10, Buns and Guns - with Sasha Sywulsky 5:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness All strength class, focusing on toning the muscles in your arms and glutes. With fun music and a high-energy instructor, you will condition, strengthen and tone some of the biggest muscle groups in your body. 3343479 longleanmean@hotmail.ca Wed, May, 10, The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 PM Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 334-1548 or Joanne 668-7713. Thu, May, 11, Mental Health Works - Core 8:30 AM Yukon College Build mental health awareness, teach you how to respond to challenging situations, and collaborate with you to create a healthier, safer workplace. This workshop is suitable for both employers and employees. For more information or to register contact 668-6429. Thu, May, 11, Therapeutic Yoga Class 10:30 AM Grace Space The beauty of this class is that we will be a small group to attend carefully and with dedication to participants needs. We will limit the attendance to 10 students. Thursdays for five weeks. Call 3356216 or email info@gracespaceyukon.com Thu, May, 11, Women Expressive Group 1:30 PM Grace Space 6 weeks to explore, express, heal and rejuvenate your sense of self, others and the world. Call 335-6216 or email info@gracespaceyukon.com for more information. Thu, May, 11, Post-Cancer Women Expressive Arts Group 1:30 PM Grace Space Experience, Express, Feel and Heal. We will encourage community building and friendship as the foundation for our sessions. Yoga and Meditation will set the tone for our exploration with expressive arts. Call 335-6216 or email info@ gracespaceyukon.com to register or for more information. Thu, May, 11, 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, May, 12, - 14, Elemental Alchemy with Rebekka Walker Breath of Life Collective A series of master classes designed to illuminate, engage and enliven your own potential for the season to come.Sessions will combine yogic and seasonal wisdom practices with discussion, journalling and lecture. Call or email to register. 336-3569 thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com

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Fri, May, 12, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri, May, 12, Meditation & Movement with Amy 7:00 PM True North Massage & Yoga With instructor Amy Garcia-Baker, Karma Class is free Friday nights until June 30th. A combination of meditation and yoga. Great for Beginners. Sat, May, 13, - 14, Healing Touch Level 1 Whitehorse, Yukon For registration please email Michelle Evans at mevans@klondiker. com Sat, May, 13, - 14, Canfitpro CPR AED Course Yukon Health Coaching Designed to be user friendly so that all people, regardless of ability, will gain the confidence necessary to act effectively until trained emergency personnel arrive at the scene. Call or email for more information. 333-0533 yukonhealthcoaching@gmail.com Sat, May, 13, Tasters and Jam 7:15 AM Breath of Life Collective Start with a taste of acro for people learning, and finish the session playing in a jam session. No expectations. Just fun. Beginners & drop-ins welcome, Led by Jonathan Henkelman Sat, May, 13, Access Consciousness Bars Class 9:30 AM Alpine Bakery The Bars class is a one day hands-on class in which participants learn the Bars points and participate in gifting two Bars sessions and receiving two Bars sessions. Sat, May, 13, Insanity Saturdays 1:15 PM Peak Fitness Challenging, group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total-body strength drills, designed for people of ALL levels. The moves are easy to follow—but the workout WILL challenge you and change you. 335-4281 BRITTYFIT@ GMAIL.COM Mon, May, 15, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, May, 15, Calming Flow Yoga with Steph B 5:00 PM True North Massage & Yoga Mondays until May 31st, Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience.. Drop in or call 393-2628 register. Mon, May, 15, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, May, 15, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue, May, 16, Morning Hatha with Kelsi 10:00 AM True North Massage & Yoga Tuesdays until May 30th, All levels with no experience including beginners. Drop in or call 393-2628 register. Tue, May, 16, Lunch Hatha Yoga with Steph B 12:00 PM True North Massage & Yoga Tuesdays until May 30th, Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience.. Drop in or call 393-2628 register. Tue, May, 16, Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645

blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue, May, 16, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed, May, 17, 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, May, 17, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, May, 17, Buns and Guns - with Sasha Sywulsky 5:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness All strength class, focusing on toning the muscles in your arms and glutes. With fun music and a high-energy instructor, you will condition, strengthen and tone some of the biggest muscle groups in your body. 3343479 longleanmean@hotmail.ca Wed, May, 17, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 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,6210 - 6th Ave Friday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sunday Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steel Bldg. 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Monday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave. Phone: AA 1-877-364-7277 (24 hours a day)

Our years of experience, guiding nationally and internationally, plus, our extensive variety of training makes our rescue program one the best and most comprehensive in North America. Owners Bob Daffe and son Kevin Daffe are Rescue Canada & ACA instructors. For the Daffe’s, running rivers has been a family affair since 1982. Advanced Kayaking This course is designed to refine and extend the judgement and technique of intermediate paddlers on class 3 and 4 white water. July 19 & 20, July 22 & 23 Raft Guide Training Course content includes practical training for raft guides including an oar and paddle instruction June 7 & 8, June 10 & 11 River Rescue This course teaches basic rescue skills, including swimming/self-rescue, throw ropes, and boat based rescue. 1st course: May 29-31 2nd course: June 6-8 and June 10,11 3rd course: June 12-14 All Day 4th course: July 24-26 All Day Pack Raft Course Introduction to packrafting course provides you with the necessary skills to maneuver through class 2 and 3 rapids. Course is suitable for complete beginners. No prior experience necessary. May 17, 18, 20, and 21 (Boats provided) Custom Courses: Offering custom course lessons all summer to groups of 5 or more.

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RULES AND REQUIREMENTS: • All entries must have writer’s name accompany the submission. • Poems are disqualified if they have been previously published • Poems submitted will be published on the What’s Up Yukon website and some will be selected for What’s Up Yukon’s printed issues. If you do not wish for your story to be published in either of these formats please do not enter the contest. • Photo submissions must include a photo credit and the same rules apply on submission as poems. • Part-time and full-time employees of What’s Up Yukon, are not permitted to submit entries. Freelance writers are not employees of What’s Up Yukon. • What’s Up Yukon reserves the right to not publish submissions. • Rules, Prize Details and Judging Criteria will be on What’s Up Yukon’s website: whatsupyukon.com PRIZE DETAILS: • All Prizes are as awarded and have no cash value. • Air North Grand Prize details 1 - Canada150 Hudson Bay Pass for the winner + 1 other to travel YXY YOW up until Mar 2018. Here is the link with full details about this limited edition pass: http://flyairnorth. com/AirPasses/Canada150Series.aspx. Prize will be awarded to the name of poem submitter only. The winner will be open to book their travel based on availability at time of booking. They will required to pay 5% GST on the pass. • Grand Prize Parliament Tour and possible Prime Minister meeting must be arranged with MP Larry Bagnell well in advance. Please no unexpected visits. Booking time ahead will allow Larry to ensure you have a memorable visit to Parliament.

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Inedible Yukon with Kim Melton

Ode to Winter Meditating on the merits of the winter months before they are entirely out of mind The warm winds of spring ing of this shift is that the stor- into pan. Add water and heat. have brought with them the age conditions shift in the root Voilà! I experimented as tempromise of little green shoots cellar in response to outside peratures warmed and discovpopping out of their seeds to temperatures. A few degrees ered that this exercise is carried generate the stuff of salads. can make a lot of difference to out most efficiently at or below There is a brief moment in our the longevity of storage for cer- -20ºC, so it is best not to wait northern spring between the tain crops, and the degree or too long to take care of the last holding cold of winter and the two above freezing maintained of this crop hanging around in heady 24-hour daylight, before throughout the winter is great the porch. For crushable kale I our winter habits – frozen into for holding cabbages and apples am thankful to winter. trails through the yard – are for the long haul. So for cold On the flip size is heat – I washed away by the rapid on- storage, I am grateful to winter. so appreciate the continuous slaught of melt. cooking surface that is It is on this moa woodstove in winter, ment that I contemwith it’s different zones plated the things that of heat conducive to Crushable kale is a dream are possible only in simmering pots for the long dark months. hours on end, making come true for the lazy chef – I am certainly a pancakes and english seasonal person – my muffins, and of course no chopping required. Take one whole life changes an ever-renewed pot of kale plant, frozen, and crumble dramatically with the tea. hours of insulation Our propane use into pan. Add water and heat. and thermal ups and shoots up in the summer downs. I sleep much as the woodstove shifts Voilà! more in the winter, from roar to hum to the and while the content odd grumble when it’s of our diets is always particularly cool, and largely based on what wood-burning becomes we grow (in terms of produce, Even colder storage is read- the purvey of the greenhouses at any rate) the proportions of ily available to us off-grid folks and the odd outdoor cookfire. ad for What’s Up Yukon, May 11 issue different foods and how they are during the coldest months in So yes, I delight in the on2 columns by 7 inches prepared varies greatly as the the form of freezing – so much coming edibles that are springPHOTO: John Lenart months roll by. can be held over well that way: ing forth as the snow disappearsquestions and billing to Patricia Halladay Graphic Design Cabbage, for example, is a broccoli, beans, berries, etc. It – spruce tips, fireweed shoots Crushing kale is halladay@northwestel.net a seasonally-appropriate activity staple year-round, however we is a treat to have ready access to and all of the other delicious shift from ‘fresh’ cabbage stored ice cubes, to making ice cream little plants – but not because of that can only be conducted in667-6089 the subzero months. in the root cellar to sauerkraut and to keeping leftovers in- coming from a place of lack. as the spring comes on, and definitely just outside the door. Here’s to another turn of the there may be a brief cabbage- These things I miss when the seasons. free window between the last thaw comes. of that being consumed and the Crushable kale is a dream Kim Melton is an enthusiastic first early new heads maturing in come true for the lazy chef – forager and gardener, August. no chopping required. Take one inspired by all things that Part of the reason for the tim- kale plant, frozen, and crumble make up good, local food.

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