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he history of how we move is full of wild and wondrous stories about survival, romance, perseverance and everyday life. It’s also a great lens through which we can explore science and technology. Two new summer programs at the Yukon Transportation Museum will explore stories and science with kids and seniors to celebrate Canada 150 and the Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary. “Yukon transportation stories give us a very special window into our past,” says Janna Swales, executive director of the Yukon Transportation Museum. “We get to know ourselves through the stories of others. Whether it’s making your way up the Alaska Highway on a whim and never leaving, or growing up on dog sleds and snowmobiles (somebody always keeps an eye on the baby in the sled!) - there is such a rich history to our experiences and this is our chance to share and learn.” The Packing Our Stories Over New Trails program will highlight some of the lesser-known stories of our territory and bring to light those of long-lived Yukoners.

Every week on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. seniors and families will gather for bannock and tea, live music and two featured storytellers. Participants can add their tall tales to the mix at the open mic or share in the song huddle as Arlin McFarlane of WIT (Whitehorse Independent Theatre) leads the group to write a song about stories on that week’s theme. On Tuesday, June 20 Frank Turner will tell the story of how a humble man from Toronto tossed a coin and landed himself in the Yukon (instead of Mexico) and how his canine friend Cheeko’s unexpected pregnancy became the start of 24 Yukon Quest races. To this day, he is still the only Canadian-born musher to ever win the race. Frank is also an avid traveler with trips to Siberia and to the Arctic Ocean under his belt. Bonnie Dalziel will share her Yukon misadventures July 25 and Aug 1. Bonnie moved to Telegraph Creek when she was one month old and started her adventuring early. She befriended an old trapper at age six, stowed away on a steamboat at age eight, and piloted a plane at age 11, just for starters.

Also at the museum this summer kids aged three to five years old can explore the science and fun of dog sleds, boats, trains, motorcycles, cars of the future and much more at the weekly Wee Moves program. The Yukon Transportation Museum has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon and l’Association franco yukonnaise to offer story time, interactive crafts and exuberant play in English and en français. Participants will build egg carton trains, learn bike safety, experiment with the science of floatation and much more. “Drop the kids off, run errands or take some much needed metime,” says Swales. “Parents can also stay and get your hands dirty, too.” Details for both programs can be found at GOYTM.ca or on the Yukon Transportation Museum Facebook page. The summer storytelling program is made possible by the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Sofia Fortin is an engagement specialist and the co-director of SMRT POP UPS in Whitehorse.


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Who Knit You?

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n 2015 my husband, Roger, and I visited Newfoundland; we rented a vehicle and hit the road. The breathtaking western shore drive took us through Gros Morne National Park and along the coast to L’Anse aux Meadows. A knitter for most of my life, I was struck at the knitting industry alive and thriving on the island. The phrase “Who knit you?” means “Who is your mother?” – which is a very apropos phrase coming from Newfoundland language idioms. I get my wandering bug and knitting mojo from my Mum. She visited Iqaluit and Whitehorse.

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Prince Edward Island and Quebec socks And she was always visiting friends and family across Canada. Every walker knows that a good pair of socks is essential to a pleasant walking experience. So when I thought of a Canada 150 project, I thought socks – knitting socks, to be precise. Knitting, as my friends and family know, is a passion of mine. I am a journey knitter – well that’s my phrase. While I enjoy the finished product, I enjoy the process, too. Finding the right pattern and yarn, casting on, watching a pattern or colour unfold as the rows are knit… Once my idea floated in the knitting universe, I attracted people who wanted to help with my project. Kristin Keller (Thunder Bay) created 13 special sock yarns representing Canada. I gave her some ideas – places or events in every province that meant something to me. I am a fortunate person. I have visited or lived in every province and territory in Canada. Well, Nunavut didn’t exist when I lived there (mid 1980s), but it was a

time when the people were just beginning to develop the idea of a new territory. I arrived in 1984 to the town of Frobisher Bay; which had a name change to Iqaluit by the time I left in 1987. In 2009 we walked from Sydney, Vancouver Island to Nanaimo; a distance of approximately 100 kilometres along the Old Island Highway. The towns there are about 20 kilometers apart - a perfect day’s walk. Different knitting styles and techniques across Canada can be fascinating. The self-striping yarn for Newfoundland, for example, represents the Jellybean Row housing in St. John’s. These colourful houses in downtown St. John’s give the area a vibrant aura. Self-striping yarn has more than one or several colours wound into it. The yarn is designed to make a striped pattern on its own without the knitter having to think about it while knitting. Keller created a Northwest Territory yarn celebrating their territorial bird, the gyrfalcon. And oh, Ontario – a beautiful combination

Ontario and Newfoundland socks of greys and greens highlighting the Canadian Shield. I found other independent yarn dyers via the internet and most recently through the Canadian Indie Yarn and Fibre Facebook group. I have used unique patterns on different socks. The British Columbia sock is a combination of shell patterns. And I attached shells from the walk along the Old Island Highway. I knit a fleur de lis, highlighted with gold thread, on the socks for Quebec. While I have not yet walked across Canada, I have put my feet down on many spectacular Canadian landscapes. Knitting socks and sharing yarns and patterns on the Facebook page for this project, called “The Sock Project – 2017 Canada 150” is helping me remember all the great places in Canada I have visited. So who knit you? And what Canadian experience will you celebrate in 2017?

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he cancan that began as an 1830s dance craze in Paris was a direct revolt against the rules imposed by men, society, press, clergy and narrow-minded citizens. From the beginning the cancan was a statement, and it became a symbolic statement through the various revolutions and movements from that point forward. As the great cancan artist Rigolboche put it: “The cancan ignores, disdains and eliminates all that recalls rules, regulations and method… it is above all a dance of liberty.” For those offended by the cancan, it has been a constant source of indignation and frustration; no matter how hard they tried to keep it down, it continued on a steady course as a beacon of independence. The first stars of the cancan were courtesans, and it was their careers as dancers that lifted them out of that world and empowered them to become independent. Many of these first generation cancan dancers became famous authors, playwrights, actresses and effective political activists – not to mention mothers and grandmothers. As the cancan grew in popularity around the world – creating more and more dancers – it lifted more women out of lives in workhouses, factories, farms, enslaved marriages and impoverished existences. Vaudeville incorporated the cancan into its fabric to such a degree that a cancan was referred to as vaudeville dancing and troupes travelled around the world - giving the performers beautifully close theatre families, incomes, adventure and education. As a vocation, the cancan allows dancers to evolve into their own unique self, while being a part of an incredibly powerful group of individuals. Throughout history, cancan dancers have been generously contributing to every community in which they live and perform. Throughout history the cancan has been lambasted in the press, from the pulpit, from moral reformers and pious society. The cancan has been arrested, fined, banned, excluded and ignored. It has been judged by those who

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Male puritan ideals over a century apart. Wilbur Storey of the Chicago Times in 1870 and Peter Lesniak of the Yukon News in 1993 both had similar results after denouncing the cancan and its dancers in their newspapers. Unlike Storey, Lesniak escaped being horsewhipped in public have no stake in it at all – except to judge it from an uninformed and ignorant standpoint. Yet throughout history, the cancan has not only survived, it has continued to thrive. It’s revealing to compare the incident in the 1870s – in which a Chicago editor named Wilbur Storey lashed out at a cancan troupe, creating a mob of cancan supporters ready to lynch him – with the incident that happened here in the 1990s with the Yukon News. In 1992 Peter Lesniak wrote an editorial equating cancan dancers with prostitutes. This resulted in a large group of people gathering outside of the Yukon News demanding that he come out and be held accountable It’s the same mentality over a century later. Lesniak of course was completely ignorant to everything cancan and took a male sexualized approach the same as Wilbur Storey in 1870. The only difference was that Storey was horsewhipped in public by the cancan dancers. It’s also amazing that the “high arts” have continued to try and ignore the cancan as a legitimate art form for over 180 years. The cancan has been ignored, denied legitimacy and taken years of verbal – and at times physical – assaults. I have been working alongside cancan dancers for over 35 years. My interest in the history of the cancan stems from the fact that I kept hearing outside criticism of the dance and dancers that didn’t align with the what I saw as a coworker. I knew that something was askew in the way the dance was perceived and represented in the

press, in books and in history to a large degree. For years people have tried to convince me that the cancan was never performed in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. In fact, this claim has been published in newspapers and books over the years. If this theory were true, it would make the Yukon the only jurisdiction in North America (not to mention most of Europe and Great Britain) that somehow managed to exclude the cancan from society during that time. Even today, cancan bashing is a favourite sport of some. I hear stories of cancan dancers being berated or taken to task because of some indignant paradigm contrived by an ill-informed stance. This has been true since the beginning. In spite of all these attacks, the cancan and its dancers have endured for well over a century – and it still thrives. Why? Because the cancan is a statement. My hope is that this series has created greater awareness of the true nature of the cancan and its history. I hope that our Yukon cancan dancers carry forward the statement that dancers have been making for over 180 years. The cancan is above all, a dance of liberty. Grant Simpson is the producer, director, composer and performer in the Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. This is the eighth and final chapter in his series on cancan dancing in the Yukon. Shauna Jones is a performer, visual artist and set designer.

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ordering on a genre of its own, Susan Musgrave’s cookbook-cum-community memoir, A Taste of Haida Gwaii is filled with the author’s joyful confidence in the unpredictable nature of things. But that’s simply one of its many charms. Musgrave lives in Masset, which is a village in the Haida Gwaii Islands on the northernmost coast of British Columbia. With amicable enthusiasm, A Taste of Haida Gwaii offers seasonal foraging how-tos, personal asides, anecdotal advice and chronicles of life, history and tales from “the edge of the world.” A wonderful book embodying the nature of remote living, this collection bursts with cookery experience and personality aplenty. From how to forage for razor clams or find chanterelles to making hands-free cloudberry jam or chili with venison, you can be assured to gain a lot of know-how and know-what about food in A Taste of Haida Gwaii (minus any stodgy rigidity). But don’t expect any ingredient or recipe to come without some illustrious offshoot information. Take salmon, for example: if you’re curious about catching a salmon, types of salmon, smoking salmon or brining and canning salmon, this book is for you. And if you’re curious about learning words for salmon in the Haida language (Musgrave includes a table of more than 20), little known facts about fish (like poet Ted Hughes’ theory that they were attracted to pheromones from female anglers), or the author’s mixed feelings towards salmon steaks (and memories of fishing with her dad), this book is also for you. For Musgrave the discussion of a recipe or ingredient inevitably extrapolates outwards into a well-spun yarn. Like the night of

I’m not usually one to spout off about cookbooks, but A Taste of Haida Gwaii can barely be called just that griddle cakes followed by a fire at the Whale Museum, the octopus (yes, octopus) wedding cake, or the monster halibut that ate a whole canoe. Musgrave invites you to hear her stories like a friend — unpolished and cheeky misadventures included. As she relates tales of local fame about the delicious Moon Over Naikoon Cinnamon Buns, you can almost imagine being in her kitchen, watching floured hands shaping the “soul-feeding” dough, anticipating the delicious results now made even better by knowing the background story. And yes, it’s still a cookbook, so you can follow the included recipe to make your own batch at home. Where Musgrave doesn’t have

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id I just miss skipping and hopscotch season? Marbles and jacks? No matter. For me, this is, and always will be, bicycle season. I don’t test my mettle on the pedals very much these days, but I confess to having a lifelong passion for bicycles. It began on my ninth birthday, when I received a cheque for $50 from a not-quite relative. Although my parents had ruled that I couldn’t get a two-wheeler until I was 10, I managed to cajole them into relenting, now that I was a man of means.

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white plastic coils to shield both brake and gear cables, matching streamers for the handle grips, a kickstand and a nifty tool kit that attached to the saddle. I was the bike-proudest kid in town. Alas, that love affair came to a shuddering halt on a blistering hot August day in 1953. I had ridden my pride and joy down Tecumseh to Ouellette Ave., bound for the Emancipation Day festivities. This was an annual event that marked the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada on August 1, 1834. Windsor had also been a major terminus of the Underground Railway, so Emancipation Day drew thousands of people from Windsor, Detroit and the surrounding area. Lured by the festive crowd and the heady aroma of the best buttered corn in the world, I wheeled into Jackson Park with a sense of elation, leaned my bike against a tree, and headed off to absorb the sights and sounds and smells and tastes of celebration. You can guess the rest. For months afterward, I visited the police station every Saturday, to see if anyone had turned in a cherry-red Raleigh with the serial number 2244 stamped into the bottom bracket shell. Nobody ever had. But the naïve 10-year-old in me still refuses to give up hope. You can reach our resident Geezer at editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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he other day when I was to walk into the grocery store, I stopped to allow the lady behind me to go ahead of me. Then as I walked in behind her, I took my hat off and put it in the cart. She said, “That was so very nice and I miss that.” It was a plus for me as the lady, a senior like myself, gave me a hug. We stood there and compared a few notes on an area far removed from today’s hustle and bustle and today’s way of life. I was born on Friday, January 10, 1933 and found that she was also born in May of 1933. I told her that May of 1933, was the month that a fellow by the name of Mackay had reported the sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. She in returned reminded me that a popular game of today – Monopoly – was invented in 1933. I asked her if the name Babe Ruth meant anything to her, she laughed and said he was the historic home run hitter. I told her that the Babe was also born in 1933 and that he struck out more times than he hit home runs. We laughed, and continued our journey back into the good old days. Being born in 1933 put us right alongside of some others born in the same year, such as former President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt; actress

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Really how time changes. The picture of the old stone house, with walls a foot thick, in St. Marys Ontario, was the home were Murray Martin was raised Joan Collins; Joan Rivers; and of course my favourite country singer Willie Nelson. Next we went down memory lane on the Big Band songs released in 1933, such as Bing Crosby’s “Shadow Waltz,” and of course “I don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You,” Don Bestor’s “The Last Roundup,” and then the unforgettable “Night and Day,” by Eddy Duchin. Of course “Night and Day” was easy for me

as I played trumpet in a band as a teenager and later when in the Air Force I played it in our base Air Force band. The kind lady said that what she missed most was when a man stopped and allowed a lady to go through the door ahead of the man. Also what I had done by taking my hat off when going into a building where ladies were present, and therefore showed respect for the ladies.

Then she laughed and said, when she sees a fellow walking down the street with his girlfriend walking on the outside, back in the wonderful days of a man’s respect for ladies, it meant the “bo” had the “gal” was for sale. Back in 1933, a quart of milk cost all of 42 cents, a loaf of bread cost 7 cents, hamburger cost 11 cents a pound, and a postage stamp was all of 3 cents – and

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they did not need someone to measure the envelope and decide on any additional costs before it was sent away. When you did something wrong, we said it was bad. Now they say it is gross. Then she laughed and said, when she sees a fellow walking down the street with his girlfriend walking on the outside, back in the wonderful days of a man’s respect for ladies, it meant the “bo” had the “gal” for sale. At the time if he the boy (language of those days being “ bo”), had his girl (gal) on the outside while walking down the street, it meant having his girl out for sale. Back in 1933, a quart of milk cost all of 42 cents, a loaf of bread cost 7 cents, a hamburg (that’s what we called hamburgers) cost 11 cents a pound, and a postage stamp was all of 3 cents – and they did not need someone to measure the envelope and decide on any additional costs before it was sent away. To that wonderful senior lady (I don’t even know her last name), I want to say “Thanks for the memories!” 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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OUR EDITOR

Part 6

The crazy adventure of a temporary (or definitive, who knows?) expatriate

Michael Bramadat - Willcock Lord Of Letters Is searching for those who have letters to share Send him your story ideas!

by Kelly Tabuteau I was leading in a Parisian suburb between my job as a fitness instructor, my personal workouts, my weekly cinema outings and my Friday evenings with friends. Here, it was the dog team around which my days were organized. My free time was divided: one hour in the morning, two in the afternoon, then after 7 p.m., once all the kennel tasks had been completed. It was up to me to make good use of these moments! Furthermore, it was also living with strangers, in my hosts’ house. Being generally a solitary person, I had to learn to share my space – even if technically, it wasn’t really mine, but theirs! I also had to learn to find my place in this family without browbeating their routine. It was a simple life, and I like it. - too given to preening. A dog handler must put aside his/her manicure and soft hands. - cold all the time. I do get cold, but not too much. I was prepared to face negative temperatures – I just didn’t think it would have been from mid-September on. - too manic. A house of mushers is where everyone enters and leaves – continuously – with shoes not always very clean, sometimes even wet. It is a house that we inhabit with clothes that smell of dogs and where their hair invites itself into the living room. But it’s also a place where you meet great people and where you eat well. It has now been six weeks since I put a big kick in my rowdy suburban existence, to live an experiment and explore new horizons. So far, I am blessed: I’m living a dream and I look forward to the next step.

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y days paraded to the rhythm of the team, a certain form of serenity growing deep inside me ... Forty-five days ago, I placed my feet on Canadian soil, with the goal of changing my life completely. I must say that, for the moment, things are going pretty well! A gamble, which may seem insane for the majority of people, but in which many others have succeeded before me. Today, I decided to take a look at those first few weeks in the Yukon. From the day following my arrival, after a stop in Whitehorse to solve my visa issue, my volunteer dog handler experience began with the first training session of the season. On paper, in exchange for being fed and housed, I had to assist Marcelle Fressineau, owner of Alayuk Adventures, a dog sled tour operator. in the daily tasks of her work with the team. In reality, my volunteer experience proved to be quite different. It was a real exchange on a professional and human level. Certainly, I helped to harness dogs to the quad, to prepare the food bowls twice a day and to clear the dog poo, but the benefits of my position went beyond my expectations. Marcelle shared with me her experience as a musher, as a tour guide and as a finisher of the two greatest dog sledding races of all time: the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. She shared with me her knowledge of hiking, allowing me to discover Yukon trails, explaining the virtues of this or that plant, or the manners of this or that animal... And what better way to travel backcountry than with a local guide? Was it a way for her to maintain the physical condition ne-

A dog handler must put aside his/her manicure and soft hands. - cold all the time cessary for her job, while trying to “reward” me for my efforts? I couldn’t say. All I knew is that I observed her and that, somewhere in my head, I noted all that she had to offer me. Living in the Yukon also meant learning to live outside my comfort zone, forgetting my urban life and immersing myself in a life in the heart of nature. Even though the ranch where I lived was beautiful and convenient, even though it agreed with me and even though I thrived there, adapting myself took some time. Far from everything, I had to look for a new balance between work and personal life. So, even though the ranch was comfortable (running water, electricity, TV and even internet), my new daily routine was worlds away from the one

Kelly Tabuteau is a freelance writer based in Whitehorse. She recently moved here from France.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Mon, Jun, 12, - 16, Arts In Park Visual Artist: Patrick Royle LePage Park Mon, Jun, 12, - 16, Arts Up Front Whitehorse waterfront wharf Arts Up Front is a five-day outdoor festival featuring art classes, artist demonstrations, live music, breakdancing, loads of kids crafts, facepainting and balloons Mon, Jun, 19, - 23, Arts In Park Visual Artist: Blair Thorson LePage Park Until Jun, 25, After School Children’s Craft Program in Haines Junction Yukon Arts Centre Until Jun, 28, Art Exhibit - George Black and the Yukon Boys Arts Underground In the Hougen Heritage Gallery Until Jun, 29, Hildur MH Jónasson: In Memoriam Arts Underground These works create an installation that pay ode to the passage of time, fleeting memories and disappearing landscapes. On display until June 29, 2017 Until Jun, 29, Alainnah Whachell: Screen Shots Arts Underground A collection of sculptures that imbue a fashion sensibility. Some of the works were made a few years ago, some are super fresh.. On display until June 29, 2017 Fri, Jun, 2, - Jul, 1, Lea-Ann McNally Yukon Arts Centre In the Community Gallery

LIVE MUSIC

Wed, Jun, 14 Arts in the Park - Remy Rodden 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed, Jun, 14 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jun, 14 Arts in the Park - Prizefighter 7:00 PM LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed, Jun, 14 Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jun, 15 Arts in the Park - Anacrouse 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Thu, Jun, 15 Trio Lucie D 7:00 PM Baked Cafe The experienced and eclectic trio of Lucie Desaulniers, Andrea McColeman and Paul Bergman, is often described as spectacular: a sensational voice beautifully backed up by melodious harmonies and unique rhythm ’n’ blues and jazz arrangements. Thu, Jun, 15 AA Show with Clairvoyant Felicities w/ Selina Heyligers-Hares 7:00 PM Splintered Craft Thu, Jun, 15 Jam Night with Scott Maynard 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Jun, 15 Patrick Jacobson 9:00 PM Woodcutter’s Blanket Thu, Jun, 15 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jun, 15 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, Jun, 16 Arts in the Park - The Benett Sun 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Fri, Jun, 16 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Jun, 16 Patrick Jacobson + Robert Watt 7:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Jun, 16 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Jun, 16 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Jun, 16 Soul Migration 9:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Sat, Jun, 17 The Moanin’ Mountain Boys 8:00 PM Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop Original compositions and much-loved tunes from the Bluegrass, Old-time, Swing, Jazz, and Canadian Fiddle music repertoire. Sat, Jun, 17 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Jun, 17 DJ Just Dance 9:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House A solid mix influenced by 20 years of the UK dance club scene. The night is themed for Reggae and Funk but be ready ready to travel with DJ Just Dance with the vibe of the crowd. Disco, classic hip-hop, trip hop and house Sat, Jun, 17 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, Jun, 18 Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Mon, Jun, 19 Arts in the Park - The River Bends 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park

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Mon, Jun, 19 The Alaska Road Show 7:00 PM MacBride Museum Tickets are at the door, or call 667-2709 for more information. Mon, Jun, 19 Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jun, 20 Arts in the Park - Nadine and Sammy 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Tue, Jun, 20 Songwriters Group Info Session 6:00 PM Songwriters Group First 30 mins will be an Info session and then the last 30 mins will allow people to chat and discuss ideas for this new group. Tue, Jun, 20 Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jun, 20 Yukon Live Music - Ginger Jam 10:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Wed, Jun, 21 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jun, 21 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

GENERAL EVENTS

Thu, Jun, 1, - 15, Dań Kwanje ‘Á-Nààn: Voices Across the Water Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Watch the boats take shape day by day, presentations, workshops, and traditional activities throughout the entire month! The boats will be launched with a special celebration at the beginning of July, during the Adäka Cultural Festival. Thu, Jun, 1, - 15, Traditional Watercraft of Canada’s North S.S.Klondike Indigenous boat builders will construct four traditional watercraft including a birch bark canoe, a dugout canoe, a seal skin kayak and a moose skin boat. watch the boats take shape day by day. Presentations, workshops, and traditional activities throughout the entire month! Wed, Jun, 14, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jun, 14, 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, Jun, 14, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu, Jun, 15, Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Thu, Jun, 15, Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Market 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Thu, Jun, 15, Ragtime Revue Dinner Theatre 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse A weekly revue featuring the ragtime stylings of two piano tornado. All dishes are served family style to your table, and includes coffee, tea and water Thu, Jun, 15, 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, Jun, 16, 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, Jun, 16, Live History Presents - Robin’s Redemption 6:00 PM Old Log Church The very talented folks from Live History are coming to town to take you back in time to 1906, All proceeds go to the Old Log Church Museum. Light refreshments will be served. 668-2555 Fri, Jun, 16, Giselle 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre After discovering that her lover is betrothed to another, Giselle dies of a broken heart. The Willis, a group of supernatural women demand retribution for Giselle’s death. Tickets online or at the door. Fri, Jun, 16, Live History Presents - Robin’s Redemption 8:00 PM Old Log Church The very talented folks from Live History are coming to town to take you back in time to 1906, All proceeds go to the Old Log Church Museum. Light refreshments will be served. 668-2555 Sat, Jun, 17, Firearms Safety Course Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Contact 633-2488 to register, Call early, class size is limited. Sat, Jun, 17, Rendezvous Spring Clean Out 9:00 AM Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society Support your favourite winter festival while doing a Saturday tradition! There will be plenty of treats for everyone!

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Sat, Jun, 17, Whitehorse Flea Market 9:00 AM ChangingGear Find treasures, local music, food and much more, for more information email info@whitehorseflea.ca or phone 393-4327. Sat, Jun, 17, Cedar Bark Hat Making with Debra Michel 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn to weave strips of cedar bark into a traditional, coastal style hat with artist Debra Michel in this two day workshop. Register online. Sat, Jun, 17, Drum Making with Wayne Carlick 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Make a traditional 20 inch rawhide drum in this two day workshop. Sat, Jun, 17, Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat, Jun, 17, Design a Summer Skirt with Fashion Designer Jacquelyn Van Kampen 10:00 AM Arts Underground In this workshop you will learn how to take your own measurements and use them to draft a skirt pattern from scratch. We will go through the steps involved in turning your pattern into various types of skirts including pencil, a-line, gore, godet and pleated. . 667-4080 Sat, Jun, 17, Zen of Watercolours Workshop 1:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon To register phone 335.6785, Maximum of 8 people, Free registration, Materials are by donation. Sat, Jun, 17, Giselle 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre After discovering that her lover is betrothed to another, Giselle dies of a broken heart. The Willis, a group of supernatural women demand retribution for Giselle’s death. Tickets online or at the door. Sat, Jun, 17, Live History Presents - Robin’s Redemption 4:00 PM Old Log Church The very talented folks from Live History are coming to town to take you back in time to 1906, All proceeds go to the Old Log Church Museum. Light refreshments will be served. 668-2555 Sat, Jun, 17, Live History Presents - Robin’s Redemption 6:00 PM Old Log Church The very talented folks from Live History are coming to town to take you back in time to 1906, All proceeds go to the Old Log Church Museum. Light refreshments will be served. 668-2555 Sat, Jun, 17, Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat, Jun, 17, Giselle 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre After discovering that her lover is betrothed to another, Giselle dies of a broken heart. The Willis, a group of supernatural women demand retribution for Giselle’s death. Tickets online or at the door. Sun, Jun, 18, 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, Jun, 18, 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. Mon, Jun, 19, 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, Jun, 19, 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, Jun, 19, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Tue, Jun, 20, Gently-Used Clothing Fundraiser 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church All the funds we raise to toward projects in our community. Currently, funds raised are going to help support a Syrian refugee family soon to arrive in Whitehorse. Tue, Jun, 20, The Under Achievers 6:30 PM Arts Underground A club for painters of all skill levels. Bring your own supplies, we have easels and plenty of space. There is no instruction. Cost is free with a membership. Tue, Jun, 20, Indigenous Summer Play Readings 7:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Popular readings showcasing plays by Indigenous playwrights featuring talented local actors, featuring Reeling, Bear in Stream and Two Indians. Tickets at the door. Wed, Jun, 21, Aboriginal Day Celebrations Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 21, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jun, 21, Summer Solstice Party 4:00 PM Yukon Brewing Across The Nation

Celebration Tour, drink specials, discounts and fun! Wed, Jun, 21, 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, Jun, 21, 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.. Until Jul, 15, Yukon Summer Music Camp - Registration Open Whitehorse, Yukon All ages camp; from beginners to professionals – everyone can find a perfect class. Camp runs from July 31 - Aug 5. Call to register or for more information. 332-YMCS (9627) Wed, Jun, 14, Skookum Jim Floor Hockey 4:00 PM Canada Games Centre First 30 dropin spots are free. Thu, Jun, 15, Wilderness Wellness Expeditions 3:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Sessions run after school every Thursday until June 15th, call Jayme at 6337683 or Jill at 667-3759 for more information. Thu, Jun, 15, Skookum Jim Floor Hockey 4:00 PM Canada Games Centre First 30 dropin spots are free. Sat, Jun, 17, 2nd Annual Yukon Fiddle Camp Whitehorse, Yukon Instructors; Amelia Rose Slobogean and Keitha Clark, this small camp welcomes kids aged 7 through 17. For more info, please email slobogeanamelia@gmail. com. Sat, Jun, 17, Yukon’er Day - Free Entry and Fun! 9:30 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve Free admission, special bus tours every hour on the hour, carnivore feedings, and rehabilitation centre tours. Enjoy the grill with a yummy Yukon style BBQ and ice cream for purchase. Sat, Jun, 17, 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 Sun, Jun, 18, Wee Moves 2:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum AGES 3-5, an interactive afternoon of play and science exploration Leave the kids in our capable hands and run your Sunday errands or stay with us and get your hands dirty. Save your spot by registering at weemoves@goytm.ca Tue, Jun, 20, 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, Jun, 21, Saxophone or Jazz improv Lessons Whitehorse, Yukon From beginners to advanced, kids and adults, Saxophone technics, sound, reading, music theory, improvisation, etc. Email Olivier de Colombel at olivier.de.colombel@gmail.com or call 3332338.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed, Jun, 14, 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, Jun, 14, Yukon Food for Learning Association AGM 12:00 PM Yukon Teachers Association Everyone welcome. Call 633-5352 or ykfoodforlearning@gmail.com for more info. Thu, Jun, 15, 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, Jun, 15, Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 PM CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon AntiPoverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu, Jun, 15, 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 Sat, Jun, 17, 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, Jun, 17, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun, Jun, 18, Steiner Study Meetings 7:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Explore: health and illness, reincarnation, esoteric development, biodynamic gardening, nutrition, and lots more. Discover one of the most dependable reality-based arenas to be encountered today. Free, call for location or information. 335-2300. 335-2300. Mon, Jun, 19, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Society AGM 5:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre For more information please contact Gordon Campbell at 633-7800 ext. 121 or gordon. campbell@kdfn.net. Mon, Jun, 19, CPAWS AGM and BBQ 5:30 PM CPAWS Meet the people who work at CPAWS and to learn what we’ve been up to over the last year, including an update on the Peel case. Everyone welcome! Summery mocktails and homemade burgers (meat and veggie) will be served up Mon, Jun, 19, Yukon Women in Trades and Technology AGM 6:00 PM Yukon Women in Trades and Technology Come and help us chart the course for the following year, meet the staff, see our offices, consider standing for our board of directors. Tue, Jun, 20, MS Outreach and Resilience Workshop Whitehorse, Yukon Email Lonnie. facchina@mssociety.ca for information. Tue, Jun, 20, June Whitehorse Green Drinks 5:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue, Jun, 20, Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed, Jun, 21, 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

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11:00 AM Indigenous Collage Drop-in - 4:00 PM with Lianne Charlie

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Noon Moose Hair Tufting Drop-in - 4:00 PM with Nancy Hager THURSDAY

11:00 AM Moose Hair Tufting Drop-in - 3:00 PM with Nancy Hager

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SATURDAY JULY 1 1:00 PM Beginner Stained Glass - 5:00 PM with Amy & Tayo Tessaro

$45

1:00 PM Beaded Hide Keychain - 5:00 PM with Elizabeth Kyikavichik

$45

WEDNESDAY JULY 5

11:00 AM Mini Paddle Carving - 5:00 PM with NCES

$65

10:00 AM Crest Designs on Canvas - 1:00 PM with Blake Lepine

$50

Intro to Painting on Leather Noon - 3:00 PM with Blake Lepine

$55

10:00 AM Yukon Animals Painting - 2:00 PM with Brad Henry/Christina Moore

$50

Knife Making - Hunting Knife Noon - 5:00 PM with George Roberts

$150

10:00 AM Birch Bark Baskets - 4:00 PM with Christine Sam

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10:00 AM Birch Bark Baskets - 4:00 PM with Christine Sam

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Beaded Hide Key Chain 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM with Karen Nicloux

10:00 AM Quillwork Medicine Bag - 5:00 PM with Frances Oles

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$90 11:00 AM Toddler Mitts - Beaver Fur - 3:00 PM with Buffalo Hide with Lena White

10:00 AM Beaded Hide Card Holder - 5:00 PM with Lena Sanford

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Copper Tooling Noon - 3:00 PM with Blair Thorson Knife Making - Kitchen Knife Noon - 5:00 PM with George Roberts 2:00 PM Baby Canvas Top Slippers - 6:00 PM with Kaylyn Baker

10:00 AM Harpoon Pendant - 2:00 PM with Gary Tautenhahn

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10:00 AM Beaded Cabochon Pendant - 3:00 PM with Diane Olsen

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TUESDAY JULY 4 10:00 AM Intermediate Stained Glass - 4:00 PM with Amy Tessaro

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10:00 AM Porcupine Quillwork Pendant $125 - 5:00 PM with Naomi Smith

10:00 AM Fine Detailed Pencil Drawing: - 4:00 PM Portraiture with Clifton Fred

10:00 AM Baby Moccasins - 6:00 PM with Dolores Scheffen

10:00 AM Qiviut Cleaning and Spinning $100 - 4:00 PM with Lena Wolkie

YOUTH Cartooning Noon - 2:00 PM with Blair Thorson Northwest Coast Design Noon - 3:00 PM & Painting with Ken Anderson

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10:00 AM Harvest Bag - 5:00 PM with Whitney Horne

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$225 10:00 AM Drum Making - 6:00 PM with Doronn Fox (Tuesday – Wednesday)

YOUTH Street Art Noon - 4:00 PM with Ryan Willert (Sunday – Monday)

11:00 AM YOUTH Contemporary FREE - 4:00 PM Tlingit Designs with Megan Jensen

4:00 PM Fur Mitt Making $210 - 8:00 PM with Sarah McHugh (Sunday – Wednesday)

Cedar Protection Rope Noon - 4:00 PM with Debra Michel

$45

10:00 AM Winter Dees (Seal Skin Birds) - 2:00 PM with Sarah McHugh

$65

11:00 AM Cedar Rope Bracelets - 3:00 PM with Debra Michel

$55

YOUTH Cartooning 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM with Blair Thorson

FREE

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Moose Hair/Porcupine Quill/ $65 Noon - 4:00 PM Fish Scale Picture with Nancy Hager FREE

10:00 AM Parent/Child Collaborative - 1:00 PM Painting with Nicole Paul

$65

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BEAVER CREEK Fri, Jun, 16, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Jun, 17, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Jun, 17, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Jun, 19, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Jun, 20, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Jun, 20, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

BURWASH LANDING Fri, Jun, 16, Southern Tutchone Tribal Council AGM Burwash Landing Meals provided, bring your drums or instruments, contact Shannon Walker for more information at 633-2186 or southerntutchone@northwestel.net

CARCROSS Until Jul, 31, Donald Watt - White Raven Lady Art House Carcross Donald Watt may have retired from snow carving, but he is still working the large! This lady has an eight-foot wingspan! Wed, Jun, 14, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Jun, 14, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 14, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jun, 14, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 15, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 15, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 15, 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, Jun, 15, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 15, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Jun, 17, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun, Jun, 18, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Jun, 19, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Jun, 19, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jun, 20, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jun, 20, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue, Jun, 20, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Jun, 20, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jun, 20, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Jun, 20, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jun, 20, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 21, Aboriginal Day Celebrations Carcross Commons Wed, Jun, 21, - 23, Learning Centre Grand Opening CTFN Capacity Building

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A traditional grand opening, dancers, a feast and pole raising. contact Patricia James at 821-42581 extension 8210 or patricia.james@ctfn.ca for more information. Wed, Jun, 21, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Jun, 21, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 21, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jun, 21, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

class. Contact Virginia Mitford for further information virginia.mitford@gmail.com Tue, Jun, 20, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed, Jun, 21, Aboriginal Day Celebrations 12:00 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre This FREE event features Live Music, Food, Dancing and fun for everybody! Wed, Jun, 21, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

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Wed, Jun, 14, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Jun, 15, Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Fri, Jun, 16, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sat, Jun, 17, YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017 7:30 PM Faro Music around the campfire, bring your chair a mug for tea, your instruments! Meet at the cook shelter. At Lapie Canyon Campground Sun, Jun, 18, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Jun, 18, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Jun, 20, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Jun, 21, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Tue, Jun, 20, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 PM Carmacks Recreation Centre

DAWSON CITY Until June, 22, Art Exhibit: Eyes Water Fire - Tomoyo Ihaya KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture This mixed media installation and suite of drawings express thoughts and feelings about the suffering of people who have lost their homelands and dignity through forced migration. Wed, Jun, 14, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Jun, 15, - 16, Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride Dawson City An annual gathering for motorcyclists heading up from the south towards Dawson. Not a rally! Call or email for more information. 9933863 candicks@yknet.ca Thu, Jun, 15, Kids Swim Movie Night 6:30 PM Dawson City Pool Swim, eat popcorn and watch a movie! Thu, Jun, 15, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Jun, 16, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 16, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 16, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Jun, 16, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, Jun, 16, Happy Hour with Jesse Smith 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat, Jun, 17, Midnight Sun Golf Tournament Dawson City Golf Course Come golf under the midnight sun at the Dawson City Golf Course! Please register by email. 9:30 PM Shot Gun Start. 9932500 dawsongolf@hotmail.ca Sat, Jun, 17, Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, Jun, 17, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Jun, 17, Solstice Music Coffeehouse 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Jun, 18, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon, Jun, 19, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jun, 19, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Jun, 20, Workshop: Beginner Lindy Hop 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture This class will focus on the basics of the partner dance, through experimenting with playfulness, connection and rhythm. There’s no need for previous dance experience, and no need to bring a partner since leads and follows rotate throughout the

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HAINES JUNCTION Wed, Jun, 14, 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, Jun, 14, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed, Jun, 14, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 15, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jun, 15, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Jun, 15, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Jun, 15, 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, Jun, 15, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 15, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Jun, 16, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Jun, 16, Friday Night Salmon Bake - Lucie D and Friends 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Sat, Jun, 17, Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay Dezadeash River Day Use Area From Haines Junction, YT to Haines, AK. 148.8 miles along Kluane National Park, Tatshenshini Alsek Provincial Park and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Contact: Judy Ewald for more information (907) 766-2455 Sun, Jun, 18, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Jun, 19, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jun, 20, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre

Tue, Jun, 20, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Jun, 21, Aboriginal Day Celebrations Da Ku Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 21, 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, Jun, 21, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE Fri, Jun, 16, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri, Jun, 16, Drop-in Volleyball 8:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Jun, 17, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jun, 17, PUMP Bootcamp 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Jun, 17, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat, Jun, 17, Pickleball 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jun, 17, The Alaska Road Show 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Advance tickets: 536-8020 Cash only at the door Sun, Jun, 18, Community Canoe Trip 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre All are welcome and everything is provided. Please RSVP at marshlake@ gmail.com or phone us at 660-4999. Sun, Jun, 18, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 20, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 20, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jun, 20, Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 6604999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue, Jun, 20, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca

MAYO Fri, Jun, 16, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Jun, 18, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)6677746 Tue, Jun, 20, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus Wed, Jun, 21, Na-cho Nyak Dun Aboriginal Day Celebration Galena Park A Celebration of First Nations culture through art, photography and dance. There will be performances and workshops throughout the day.

OLD CROW Thu, Jun, 15, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Jun, 18, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-9935381 Tue, Jun, 20, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 14, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jun, 14, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Fri, Jun, 16, Vision Fly Fishing Grizzly Creek Lodge Filming exciting Pike opportunities with Vision Big Daddy and Big Mamma fly rods/reels and lines. Targeting giant Lake Trout and trophy Grayling with all Vision Gear.watch for upcoming adventures and exciting videos to come. Sat, Jun, 17, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun, Jun, 18, Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30

AM Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 recreation@ tagishyukon.org Sun, Jun, 18, Fathers Day Breakfast 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre Dads eat for free, put on by the ladies of Tagish Sun, Jun, 18, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 6334903 tagishcc@gmail.com Tue, Jun, 20, Pickleball 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Wed, Jun, 21, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jun, 21, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 21, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Jun, 21, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN Thu, Jun, 15, Boot Camp 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Everyone Welcome! Thu, Jun, 15, Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri, Jun, 16, Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Sun, Jun, 18, The Alaska Road Show 1:00 PM Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre Free Admission Tue, Jun, 20, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, Jun, 20, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com Wed, Jun, 21, Aboriginal Day Celebrations 12:00 PM Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

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 surroundsound systems. Wed, Jun, 14, Breastfeeding Support Group 1:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Thu, Jun, 15, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jun, 15, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat, Jun, 17, Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 AM Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sat, Jun, 17, Arts in the Park 12:00 PM Sign Post Forest Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Sun, Jun, 18, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Jun, 19, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Jun, 20, Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. 536-2125

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Community EVENTS continued... Tue, Jun, 20, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Jun, 20, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake

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 12:304:30 | 766-2545 Until Jul, 30, Alaskan Members Show Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Features 7 Alaskan artists, 4 of which are from Haines. Wed, Jun, 14, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Jun, 14, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 14, Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 14, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 14, Nature Walkers 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 14, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 14, Ukulele Jam 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 14, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 14, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 14, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 14, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu, Jun, 15, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 16, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Jun, 16, Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri, Jun, 16, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 16, Story time @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 16, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 16, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 16, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 16, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

Fri, Jun, 16, Ultimate Frisbee 6:30 PM Haines Borough Alaska For more information call or text Ryan 907-3143014 Sat, Jun, 17, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 AM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sat, Jun, 17, 10th Annual Fisherman’s Community Barbecue 6:00 PM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) A King Salmon dinner at Dalton City with music, dancing and a beer garden to celebrate Southeast Alaska’s wild Salmon fisheries. Contact: SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476; Email: director@seakfair.org Sun, Jun, 18, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Jun, 18, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Jun, 18, “Summer Solstice Serenade” Concert 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jun, 19, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Jun, 19, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jun, 19, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jun, 19, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jun, 19, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jun, 19, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jun, 19, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jun, 19, Ultimate Frisbee 6:30 PM Haines Borough Alaska For more information call or text Ryan 907-3143014 Mon, Jun, 19, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Jun, 20, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Jun, 20, Tai Chi 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 21, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Jun, 21, Tai Chi 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 21, Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 21, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 21, Nature Walkers 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 21, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 21, Ukulele Jam 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 21, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM

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Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 21, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 21, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 21, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

SKAGWAY Wed, Jun, 14, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 14, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jun, 14, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Jun, 14, Jazz Funk Class 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Students will learn the fundamentals of jazz dance, such as isolation’s, flexibility, and balance. Great for beginners, but will have more challenging movements for those more advanced 907-983-2679 k.nelson@skagway.org Thu, Jun, 15, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 15, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jun, 15, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 15, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 15, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jun, 16, Spinning w/ Dena 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jun, 16, Friday Dance Night 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring DJ EL-P Sat, Jun, 17, Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based

resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Sat, Jun, 17, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Jun, 17, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jun, 17, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun, Jun, 18, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Jun, 19, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 19, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 19, TRX Suspension Training 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Jun, 19, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jun, 19, Music Mondays 7:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring different musicians each week. Mon, Jun, 19, Teen - Adult Hip Hop 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Students will learn the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. 907-983-2679 k.nelson@skagway.org

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hen out on a day’s fishing and you don’t catch one of those big clunkers, don’t be dismayed. You can make a great chowder with little fish too! Gary Hill, one of the very best fishing guides out of Atlin gave me his secret fish chowder recipe. GARY HILL’S ATLIN CHOWDER Ingredients: 2 pounds of mixed fish fillets 2 cups water 2 cups of milk 2 cups diced potatoes ½ cup diced carrots ½ cup diced celery 4 strips bacon sliced into small sections 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp butter ½ tsp salt 1 tsp pepper ½ tsp tarragon

Method: Cut the fish fillets into small cubes. Melt butter in a large sauce pan and cook the onions, celery and bacon until it is tender. Add potatoes, carrots, water, salt, pepper and tarragon. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes (no more) until vegetables are tender. Add fish and cook no more than 10 minutes longer. Add milk. Reheat, but do not bring to a boil.

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ATLAN LAKE PIKE CHOWDER Ingredients: 2 ½ pounds of pike fillet ½ pound salt pork, chopped 3 small white onions 3 cups scalded white milk 3 cups diced potatoes 3 cups boiling water 6 crackers ½ tsp pepper 2 tsp salt Method: Cover fish with cold, salted water and slowly bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Drain and reserve stock. Remove fish from skillet, remove the

bones and flake the fillets. Cook salt pork in large saucepan, add onions and sautée until browned, add the 3 cups of fish stock and boiling water, potatoes, flaked fish and seasonings and boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. Add milk to the chowder and again bring to a boil. Serve and enjoy. WHITEHORSE PIKE CHOWDER Ingredients: 3 pounds of pike fillets ½ pound salted pork, diced 3 medium white onions, sliced 40 ounces of canned tomatoes 4 medium sized carrots, diced 3 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced 1 diced green pepper 4 tsp salt ½ tsp celery seed 1 bay leaf 2 Tbsp chopped parsley 2 cups water Method: Place the skin, bones and head in a cheesecloth bag. Clean and remove as much of the bones of the fillet, as possible. In a skillet, sear the pork, turning it over until it is well browned on both sides. When well browned, remove pork and set it aside on paper towel to drain. Leave remaining fat in the skillet, add onions and cook them until they’re translucent. Remove the fried onions and put into a soup pot with the remaining ingredients. Now place the cheesecloth bag and its con-

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tents into the water and bring to a boil and cook mildly until vegetables are close to being tender and the fish flakes (about 15 minutes.) HADDOCK FISH CHOWDER Ingredients: 2 tsp shortening 2 cups white onions, sliced 2 cups raw potatoes, sliced 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 cups boiling water 1½ pounds of fresh haddock, cut into ½ inch squares 2 cups of 2% milk ¼ cup butter Method: Melt the shortening in a Dutch oven, add onions and sautée. Next add potatoes, salt and pepper, water and finally the fish. Cover. Cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally. Add the milk and butter. Simmer for another 10 or 12 minutes Murray Martin shares recipes from the 1940s and ‘50s with us. Questions or comments about his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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METHOD In a mixing bowl stir the first six ingredients into a thick sauce. Make tin-foil trays slightly larger than space needed for fillets, pierce the tinfoil to allow drainage and coat with oil. Spoon a large dollop of sauce on each fillet and spread it evenly. Sprinkle on lemon pepper to taste. Grill at 300ºF – if you have a temperature gauge – otherwise medium/hot. Keep the lid down and cook for 10-12 minutes per inch of fillet thickness, or until the fish flakes with a fork. Salmon, like any other fish, is really easy to overcook. Keep track of the time and check doneness so you will know just how long to cook it next time. Baked potatoes and other veggies in foil can be started in the grill about 45 minutes before the salmon, so everything is done at the same time. Depending on your grill, your times may differ, but a close eye will have it all turn out well. • Turn while cooking and brush on remaining marinade. • Serve fresh off the grill or broiler tray, using ordinary mayo or any other preferred dressing as a dip.

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Orchids

In and Around Whitehorse Corallorhiza trifida, commonly known as northern coralroot

Galearis rotundifolia (formerly Amerorchis rotundifolia), commonly known as round-leaved orchid

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he calypso orchid, sometimes called the fairy or venus slipper , was already blooming by the end of May and the rest will follow soon. I suspect that the Platanthera obtusata, known as the northern bog orchid, will follow soon. The height of bloom for orchids in the Yukon is mid-June. Most Yukon orchids can be found growing in wetlands: swamps, bogs, etc. For this photo essay, I will give the Latin name that the orchid is known by according to the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada at www.CanadenSys.net. Common names are trickier; I will give the names that I use, beyond just exclaiming enthusiastically, “an orchid!” Wild orchids in the Yukon are mostly very tiny, and you will have to get your knees wet to smell them.

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And if you are keen to identify them, check out iNaturalist.ca. Bruce Bennett and Lucy Johanson at Environment Yukon have made it possible for you to use this app for the Yukon. And when sitting out by the campfire at night, Bruce suggests checking out the field guides for the specific area you are camping at, or the rare plant guide from the Yukon Conservation Data Centre. One orchid I do not have a picture of is Spiranthes romanzoffiana (hooded ladies tresses). Other orchids can be found in other parts of the Yukon, including Goodyera repens (dwarf rattlesnake plantain); Dactylorhiza viridis (frog orchid); and Malaxis paludosa (bog adder’s-mouth orchid) in the northeast . Jozien Keijzer is a visual artist, writer and avid hiker who lives in the Mendenhall Subdivision.

Cypripedium passerinum, commonly known as sparrow’s-egg lady’s-slipper Neottia borealis (formerly called Listera borealis), commonly known as northern twayblade

Platanthera obtusata, commonly known as northern bog orchid

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What It Means TO BE CANADIAN What does being Canadian mean to you?

The following were submitted by students at Takhini Elementary School in Whitehorse as part of our ongoing “What it Means to be Canadian” poetry Contest. Check out the prize details on our website!

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Poem 2

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Canada

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Canada is poutine by: Carter, Takhini Elementary

Canada smells like crispy popcorn kernels with 12 teaspoons of butter poured on top.

Poutine tastes like crispy, sizzling French fries drenched in warm gravy and melting cheese.

Canada tastes like gooey poutine with fresh lemony Mountain Dew.

Poutine sounds like the crunch of over cooked, freshly dugout of the ground potatoes.

Canada sounds like people socializing about how snazzy Justin Trudeau is.

Poutine looks like the cultures of Canada colliding together like cheese curds and Alberta back bacon.

Canada smells like freshly caught salmon and whitefish in a smoke shack with a rusty, old barrel for a fire.

Canada feels like a safe, secure, and free country.

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Canada sounds like First Nations foods like moose meat crackling on a sizzling, outdoor bush fire in a ring of stones.

Canada looks like land changing as you go across each province and territory.

Poutine smells like scorching hot, white cheese curds and deep fried grease.

Canada feels like sticky and squishy homemade bannock made from grandma’s free run chicken eggs.

Canada makes me feel like I never want to leave. :)

Canada looks like rolling red cranberry fields and tiny marten tracks in the sparkly white snow.

Canada sounds like people socializing about how snazzy Justin Trudeau is.

Canada smells like freshly caught salmon and whitefish in a smoke shack with a rusty, old barrel for a fire.

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Poem 4

Poutine feels like streaming hot French fries that burn your hands and the roof of your mouth.

Poutine looks like the cultures of Canada colliding together like cheese curds and Alberta back bacon. PHOTO: Yuri Long

Canada

by: Kwan Sha May, Takhini Elementary

Canada tastes like fresh wild chamomile tea. Canada smells like wild pine needles. Canada feels like sticky yellow tree sap. Canada looks like beautiful, wild, natural colours. Canada sounds like crackling spruce in the wild from the ashes in the wind.

Canada tastes like fresh wild chamomile tea.

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Canada is Hockey!

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Canada is a beautiful, majestic nation full of freedom and intelligence. Canada is proud of what they’ve become together as a country and would never be disappointed of who they are. Hockey makes me get exercise by being active, healthy, fresh and alive. PHOTO: Pixabay

Hockey bags smell like, old, rotten, dirty, mouldy wood. Hockey tastes like warm, expired eggnog that’s full of clumpy, dirty sweat. Hockey sounds like loud cheering from the audience that is full of joy. Hockey looks like an athlete that has sweat pouring all over his face, hair and back. Hockey feels like leathery Styrofoam and is a swishy, rubbery feeling in the inside of the gear. Hockey makes me get exercise by being active, healthy, fresh and alive.

Canada is full of destinations that are unreal.

Canada smells like a damp marsh surrounded by many pine trees covered in dry, bright pastel yellow sap in the morning and the ash from a burning fire when the sky is pitch black. Canada tastes like a freshly picked cranberry from a patch of squishy, wet moss in the dry forest.

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Canada looks like a bright painting of the landscape on a canvas. Canada feels like I’m connected to a warm garden, home to many flowers such as tulips, roses, and sunflowers. Just like the rest of the world it’s filled with different scents.

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Sid’s Treasures withTeresa Vander Meer-Chasse

The Yellow Jeep The Jeep’s front end is similar to that of the modern Jeep, however the shape of the cab is not

“The tailgate is an old Firestone tire sign from the ’50s and it was the perfect width.”

I recall that before Sid buffed the paint, the Jeep had words and a happy face written across the doors and roof. I asked Sid’s son, John, why those words were there

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here are thousands of antiques to ask Sid van der Meer about, however, his most recent addition has been the latest topic of discussion. The 1949 Jeep, that was once gold, has now faded to a stil de grain yellow as it basks in the dry sun. “The yellow is chipping in some areas and you can see that its army green underneath,” Sid points out. The shiny red rims reflect the sun’s rays while the moss that lines the window frames soak up nutrients. The Jeep’s front end is similar to that of the modern Jeep, however the shape of the cab is not.

“My son John had found it and I traded a ’49 Ford for it. We took a 1993 Chevy S10 pickup truck and stripped it, then took the body of the Jeep and put it on the Chevy frame,” Sid tells me. “We had to move the entire motor and tranny back by 7½ inches to fit the Jeep’s small size. “The Jeep now has the S10 drive, power steering, its dash and a V6 engine. It drives like a new car!” The yellow Jeep is surely oneof-a-kind and if the bright colour doesn’t catch your eye perhaps the oddness of accessories will. “There were a couple of bad

spots with rust so I covered the holes with old license plates and signs.” Sid had bent and sculpted the Yukon license plates to fit flush with the corner. “The tailgate is an old Firestone tire sign from the ’50s and it was the perfect width.” The bright red sign stands out as you follow Sid down the Alaska Highway. “I like the look of it,” Sid says charismatically. I recall that before Sid buffed the paint, the Jeep had words and a happy face written across the doors and roof. I asked Sid’s son, John, why those words were there.

PHOTOS: Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

“That was back in the day when it was a mud bogger. Just… sponsors,” John says. “John built the front bumper and we cut holes in an old jerry can and put the gas filler in it so it would go through the jerry can,” Sid explains standing proudly by the side of the Jeep, which oddly resembles its owner. Sid’s latest touch is the addition of a painting as an inside driver’s door panel. The mountainous landscape works surprisingly well with the Jeep’s aesthetic. I asked Sid if he calls the Jeep a “rat rod” and he was very adamant that he doesn’t like the

Sid’s latest touch is the addition of a painting as an inside driver’s door panel. The mountainous landscape works surprisingly well with the Jeep’s aesthetic.

term rat rod, but prefers to call the Jeep a “hot rod.” To Sid, “it’s always been hot rod.” Visit Beaver Creek, Yukon today and go for a cruise in Sid’s hot rod Jeep. Sid van der Meer has collected treasures all his life and this passion has given Beaver Creek’s its very own Museum. Here Sid recounts stories to his granddaughter Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse.


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People and Passions with Aislinn Cornett

Ski Bum Pizza Co. is Making Tracks

Entrepreneurs and self-professed ski bums, Eric Telford and Tara Paczkowski are owners of Ski Bum Pizza Co., Whitehorse’s newest food truck venture slow-risen overnight, and a tangy tomato sauce. The Atlin based entrepreneurs will be serving wood-fired slices this summer out their food truck, a bright blue, retired Grumman mail truck. At first glance, it’s hard to imagine a brick oven fits inside their converted truck, but as as Telford

wood-fired pizza operation and Telford credits the food truck company, as well as the Bread Stone Ovens Company in Texas for making it all happen. “Pizza making is a weird community,” laughs Telford. “Everyone is open and helpful, and strangely, you’re kind of on the same team, no matter where you live.”

“It’s been an adventure for sure, but it feels like the right fit for us. It’s working out so far,” Telford says. This summer, Ski Bum Pizza Co. can be found based in Atlin from Sunday to Tuesday, and in Whitehorse from Wednesday to Saturday, at the corner of Steele and Third Ave. Every Thursday from 3 p.m. to

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here’s a new enterprise to the Yukon pizza scene. It’s big, unmistakably blue, and it’s serving up local ingredients atop a wood-fired crust, slope style. Ski Bum Pizza Co. is Yukon’s first pizza food truck, and the brainchild of longtime Yukon resident Eric Telford and ‘za loving, culinary wizard, Tara Paczkowski. The engaged duo seem to have a lot in common, and two of those things have been fused into one, delicious marriage: fresh tracks and artisan pizza. After discussing dreams that would allow Telford and Paczkowski more freedom and mobility, they decided on a food truck venture, which seemed a perfect fit with Paczkowski’s natural kitchen talents, and their shared passion for pizza. “We both love pizza and we wanted to do one thing really well,” Telford says. “We didn’t want a complicated, stressful operation that would require us to waste anything.” That’s why Ski Bum Pizza Co. has a refined menu based on what is fresh, seasonal and local. Telford says that Paczkowski, who is originally from Kamloops, has been a “driving force in developing connections with local growers and planning ingredient combos.” Their menu showcases organic marinara sauce and vegetables sourced locally from Whitehorse and Atlin farms. The ski slope themed menu will generally consist of three to four pizzas- a Margherita (with fresh basil, herbs and mozzarella), a seasonal vegetable combo, and a deluxe with meat and veggies. Though the featured flavours will change depending on what is seasonal, Telford says pizza loving Yukoners can always expect super fresh ingredients, a light and airy handmade crust that has been

John Alderson, Bicycle Ride Productions explains, it does, and with just enough room for a small nook for Paczkowski, who is seven months pregnant, to rest. “We found it on Craigslist in Vancouver,” Telford recounts of their late night impulse purchase. “We bought it sight unseen.” Apollo Food Trucks in Telford’s hometown of Surrey did the customizations to bring the 1984 mail truck to life, including installing a full commercial kitchen. The 46inch brick oven is the heart of the

“It’s not the ideal vehicle as it’s really tight, but they customized it so we have enough room,” Telford says. The pair will be working in close proximity next to a 900 degree wood-fired oven, but adventure seems to be something that comes natural for the couple, who met two years ago. Telford and Paczkowski are currently on maternity and paternity leave while they await the arrival of their baby in July.

8 p.m. they will be at the Fireweed Community Market in Shipyards Park, and throughout the summer at Winterlong Brewing, summer music festivals like Atlin Arts and Music Festival, as well as, “weddings, sporting events, and probably at some of the random bush parties that make Yukon summers the best.” Come fall, Telford and Paczkowski plan on taking their mobile show on the road. Their plan is to partner with Over Time Beer Works in Kimberley, B.C.,

where their “slope” pizza will be right at home in the Kootenays. (It’s called “slope pizza” because it’s sold on the slopes of the ski hill). After living the ski bum, pie slinging lifestyle from January through March, they will return to the Yukon for April. By selling enough pizza in the spring, summer and fall, they hope to shred mountains all winter long. “We’ll be spending as much time as we can in Atlin for the shoulder seasons, and then in Whitehorse for spring and summer,” Telford says. On May 13th, Ski Bum Pizza Co. had their first crack at serving wood-fired pizzas at their opening celebration at Winterlong Brewing Company. Their featured pizzas included a Yukon Beets pizza with goat cheese, walnuts and olive oil, and a Yukon-made pepperoni pizza with peppers and aged cheddar. “We’re looking to support the whole food truck scene and if the City of Whitehorse is keen to support more food truck activity in more locations, I think it can grow significantly,” Telford says. While Telford notes their current setup doesn’t allow them to have a larger menu, their pizzas will change daily depending on what’s fresh and available. “What we lack in range, we make up for in freshness, flavour and quality,” Telford says. “We’re hoping to serve the freshest and most interesting pizzas in Whitehorse.” For more information, check out Ski Bum Pizza Co.’s website SkiBumPizza.com or Facebook page. Aislinn Cornett is a Yukon raised freelance writer, artist and art therapist currently writing and living on the beach in Mexico. In this column she writes Yukoners and their passions in life.


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Jack ‘n Sack

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knew on the Saturday morning warm up on the driving range I was in for a unique caddying experience. This was the days of the “shag bag” when caddies would stand out on the range serving as targets for their golfers and often catch their shots in the bag on the fly. Not so with young Mr. Nicklaus. Everything was going way over my head and I’d never run so much on the range chasing down his blasts. He was hitting tee shots to places that had never seen a golf ball before and I recall thinking I wasn’t going to make much money, but things were looking up for a good time because I’ve always loved golf and watching others play it well. I further considered myself, at the tender age of 14, a professional caddy and wanted to do as good of a job as I could for Jack, so I was memorizing his distances with each club and mentioned to him on the putting green I was an expert on Losantiville’s breaks if he wanted help reading putts. He replied that he preferred “to do it myself since I’m the only one who knows how hard I’m going to hit it, but I’ll keep it in mind.” That worked fine for the first three holes, but on the fourth, a short uphill par four, he found himself about 25 feet pin high left of the hole looking at one of the toughest putts on the whole course on top of a ridge with a steep slope down to the hole. He looked at it and looked at it, then frowned and scratched his head before asking: “Have you ever seen anybody make this putt?” I replied in the affirmative, adding I had made it myself. He said, “How?” I told him to pretend the hole was four feet left of where it was and to make the ball stop on top of the ridge with just enough on it to catch the slope and it would trickle down and die right into the hole. He putted it exactly that way, the ball rolled into the cup and he

didn’t say a word, but he winked at me on the way by to the fifth tee. I never knew Jack Nicklaus was such a big winker, but I’ve also never forgotten that thank-you wink. The rest of the weekend he continued to trust his own judgment and made most of them, but didn’t hesitate to ask for my opinion if he couldn’t find the line. So I know I helped him on the greens I knew so well, but I was helpless to give him advice tee to green because he was playing a golf course I had never seen before. It was a full weekend of studying second shots played from places I’d never imagined. I could still give him accurate yardages because I knew where all the markers were before they were pulled out for the event, but that was about it. I was mostly in awe of how he was playing the course because I had never seen Losantiville so hopelessly mismatched. He brought a long, tough, hilly golf course to its knees with power and accuracy. The 16th, a long straight par five with a deep gully in front of the green, had never been reached in two by anybody. It was like 575 yards in the days when 250 was a big drive. Jack was pin high after hitting driver-driver, chipped up close and had tap-in birdies both days. That glorious hole didn’t know what hit it and it was the first time I’d ever seen anybody sweep a driver off the fairway as if it was a 3-wood on Wheaties, the breakfast of champions. When I was bragging in the caddy yard about where my guy was hitting his tee shots, none of the caddies with PGA pros could match my stories. Jack outdistanced the entire field, by a lot. Of course we won the event, a best ball format, playing mostly Jack’s ball and I felt like I had set a world’s caddy record, for amateur or pro, when he paid me. In fact, my Dad told a friend of his about it, Si Cornell, who was a local col-

umnist for the Cincinnati Post and Times-Star, which had a Monday blurb in it about Jack’s caddy who came home and threw five $20 bills in the air like it was confetti. I felt like I won the lottery and couldn’t spend it fast enough. Jack was a year younger than my brother and caddying for him felt no different than caddying for Bobo, who was a hack with a big slice. Jack was pure concentration when it was time to address the golf ball, but liked to chat about anything in between shots – especially other sports. He didn’t act like anything but a good ol’ upstate Ohio boy who murdered golf balls. I was completely comfortable and relaxed in his company. The following year, when he turned pro and won the U.S. Open, his first major, I caddied for Tom Weiskopf and won it again then got the hat-trick my last year caddying at 16, with Sam Snead, the meanest, nastiest old man I ever met who almost got out of town without paying me. Weiskopf was just as nice of a guy as Jack, but actually hit the ball farther if you can believe that. Had you asked me in early 1962 which one of them would go on to become the greatest golfer of all-time, I would have guessed Weiskopf. It was an honour to caddy for both of them before the dawns of their respective pro careers. When I finally met Barbara Nicklaus, in 1997 at Whistler where she was waiting behind the 18th green for Jack to finish a skins game against Nick Faldo, Greg Norman and Fred Couples, that wonderful woman who nearly negated the best payday of my greedy adolescence, smiled warmly saying, “I’ve heard all about you and have been looking forward to asking you how a Cincinnati boy wound up all the way out here in the remote mountains of British Columbia?” Her question caught me by surprise and my subsequent reply has always disappointed me whenever I’ve thought of it. I told her no of-

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When I was bragging in the caddy yard about where my guy was hitting his tee shots, none of the caddies with PGA pros could match my stories. Jack outdistanced the entire field, by a lot fense was intended, but when I got back from Vietnam in 1967, I didn’t want to be an American anymore. She sighed sadly and said, “I can understand that.”

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t occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn’t doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too busy watching the historical action while eating bad food and there was too much to learn in too short of a timespan. I decided these kids needed to take a course called “Baseball 101” before their second World Series in a year and it was my duty, as a 70-year-old retired sportswriter, to author it for them. Thus was born the idea of a kiddie book about baseball, a work in progress. In part 2 of this series we covered Chapter 3. Here, we jump into Chapter 4.

Chapter 4: Common Terms Field of Play Everything hit between the foul lines is “in play” and has to be fielded to get the batter out, one way or another. The easiest “out” is a soft pop-up to an infielder. Foul Ball Any ball hit outside the foul lines, but not caught by anybody on the fly is a “Foul ball!” and just counts as a strike against the batter. You cannot strike out on a foul ball.

Hit by Pitch If the batter is hit anywhere on his body by a pitch, he is awarded a free pass to first base, just like a walk. Fly Ball Any ball hit in the air to any outfielder. If he catches it on the fly, “YER OUT!” Grounder Any ball rolling on the ground to an infielder. If he scoops it up and throws it to first base before you get there, “YER OUT!” Pop Up A mini fly ball to an infielder. If he catches it, “YER OUT!” Bunt When the batter tries to just tap the ball down the first or third baseline, then run really fast and beat the throw to first. Slow runners shouldn’t try to bunt.

called stealing a base. Only fast runners have a chance to pull this off. Single Any hit after which you wind up on first base. This usually happens when a ball goes over the infielders heads, but falls to the ground in front of the outfielders. A good bunt also counts as a single. Double If you wind up safe on second base after a hit, that’s a double and normally happens if you hit the ball hard and it rolls to the fence between outfielders. Triple If you wind up on third it’s a triple, but triples are really rare. You have to be very fast and the ball has to take a funny bounce, which can happen but not very often.

Sacrifice Fly When there are men on base and you hit a fly ball deep into the outfield, which allows the runners to “tag up” and advance to the next base. It’s called a sacrifice, because it means you gave up your at-bat for the good of the team. Advancing the runners makes managers very happy.

Home Run And, finally the best hit in baseball, which goes over the fence and out of the park. You can take your time circling the bases because the ball is long gone and you’re home free. Grand Slam A home run with the bases loaded.

Stolen Base Between pitches if you run from one base to another without getting caught (tagged out) that’s

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Tattoo You Hello readers, Do you have a tattoo that is important to you? Is it inspired by something or someone in the Yukon? Please submit a high-res image of your ink along with a brief explanation of its significance to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

Tattooed: Matt Cook The thought of having an entire galaxy on my arm was too much to resist. When I got ahold of realist tattoo artist Glen Decker and discussed my idea, he was game. So after two hours of designing the tattoo layout together and 7.5 hours of sitting, this was the result. It looks like my arm is a portal into another dimension. Matt Cook Whitehorse, YT

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June 17 24th Annual Kluane to Chilkat Bike Relay From Haines Junction, YT to Haines, AK. 148.8 miles along Kluane National Park, Tatshenshini Alsek Provincial Park and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Contact: Judy Ewald at (907) 766-2455 kcibr.org

June 17 10th Annual Fisherman’s Community Barbecue, State Fair Grounds A King Salmon dinner at Dalton City with music, dancing and a beer garden to celebrate Southeast Alaska’s wild Salmon fisheries. Contact: SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476; Email: director@seakfair.org seakfair.org

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Farmer’s Market, Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds Local growers, chefs, and artisans sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products. Open on Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 1pm.

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July 15 Chilkat Challenge Triathlon, Haines area Join us for a 8 mile paddle: Mosquito Lake to Chilkat River, 21 mile cycle through the Bald Eagle Preserve to Haines and finish with an 8 mile run from Haines to the Chilkat State Park. For more information go to chilkatchallengetriathlon.com

Serving Wild Alaskan Seafood Fish & Chips, Sandwiches & MORE!

Wide selection of Alaska themed cycling jerseys Race weekend hours: Sat: 9 AM-1 PM, Sun: 10 AM-2 PM

July 1 - 4 Independence Day Celebration Fireman’s BBQ, Mt. Ripinsky run, breakfast at the Legion, a parade, mud volleyball, and much more. Contact Chilkat Valley News to get your activity listed, 907-766-2688, chilkatvalleynews.com

Fine handcrafted spirits, cocktails & merchandise for sale Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Sat 2-8 pm (May-Sept) 34 Blacksmith St in Fort Seward 907-766-3434

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Panoramic view of Lynn Canal • Captain’s Choice Inc. • Located within 1 block of Rental Cars. dining & shopping. • Courtesy transfers upon request. • Tours and Charters available at the front desk. • Continental Breakfast. • WIFI for a fee. • Laundromat.

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