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mong Whitehorse’s talented music scene are Madi Dixon and Sarah Ott. Since their early teen years, Dixon and Ott have been staples of the local artistic community, performing as part of grand scale events and intimate gigs alike, and each possessing a multi-stylistic skill set. The duo will be playing selections of indie, folk and country covers. This past year, however, they have been noticeably absent from the showcases and festivals held in Whitehorse. “It was nice to be around a lot of other musicians who are into the same things as me,” says Dixon, who is studying for a diploma in music and technology at Selkirk College in Nelson, British Columbia. “But I did miss performing here. I’m excited to play some gigs in town this summer,” she adds. Ott has been studying stage and screen at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. “[Being away has been] really helpful, in a way. Kingston has a big music scene with a variety of styles,” Ott says.

While both musicians have ventured out into places with vibrant music communities, neither one has forgotten what a crucial part their beginnings in the Whitehorse scene have played in their musical careers. “It’s harder to get gigs [in Kingston],” Ott says. “It’s nice to be back and have more opportunities to perform.” Madi Dixon and Sarah Ott have played together as part of various ensembles before, but this summer they will be teaming up as a duo for live performances, mostly consisting of cover songs. Their first gig as a duo will be on July 1s, as part of the Canada Day Celebration at Shipyards Park. Whitehorse’s annual Canada Day concert is gearing up to be a big event this year. With local performances running all day, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. and a headline appearance from Juno Award winning group July Talk. Some of Whitehorse’s best known and some emerging acts will also be performing. Admission for the concert is free, and

everyone is welcome. There will be free transit all day. Food vendors, children’s activities and other celebrations will also be going on. “It’ll be great to be able to share the stage with the Leaping Feats Dancers,” Ott says. “Leaping Feats was a big part of how I got started and they’ve given me a lot of opportunities.” Dixon and Ott are enthusiastic to kick things off at such a prestigious event. “We’ve got some country, some indie and some folk songs,” Dixon says. Dixon will be singing and playing guitar, and Ott will be singing and playing piano. “We can’t wait. It’s our first time performing together this summer back in Whitehorse,” Dixon says. “The first of what we hope will be many!” Ott adds with a laugh. More information of the Canada Day Celebration can be found at www.Whitehorse.ca. Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorsebased journalism student and musician.


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On the Cover

The Heart of a Queen

This 1867 First Nations Yukoner is transporting goods to a trading camp in a moose skin canoe with a Tahltan Bear Dog. Canada’s maple leaf icon is identified in the motif. The location is inspired by the Yukon River system in the Whitehorse and Carmacks areas.

Telek Rogan, this year’s Rendezvous Queen, will be shaving her head to raise money for a children’s charity

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hen Telek Rogan decided to run for Rendezvous Queen in the 2017 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous competition, she did so as a celebration of who she had become. Talking with me about it, Rogan has no problem articulating the changes that have shaped her. “I’ve done a lot of transitioning in my life. I became a mom, I got a new career, I went back to school and I started making my way as an independent woman,” she says. “I just felt that Rendezvous was the opportunity for me to explore how those transitions and transformations have taken hold and shaped me as a person.” It’s clear from speaking with her that although she was ultimately crowned the 2017 Queen, this experience was more about empowerment and working together with the other queen candidates than anything else. “I enjoyed it and had fun, and got to be part of a group of incredible women, it was a lot of fun,” she says. While being the Rendezvous Queen carries with it a number of interesting social commitments, Rogan sees other opportunities as well. “In 2015 I cut all of my dyed hair off and committed to not dye it or cut it, or do anything to it until it was long enough to donate.” She explains that she had been interested in creating a fundraiser and donating her hair

since high school, but had not had the opportunity. “Then in 2015 I decided it was time, and in a wonderful twist of fate, the year [my natural hair was long enough to donate] actually wound up being the year I ran for Rendezvous Queen. This meant that I could expand my platform for this fundraiser so much further.” With the support of the Rendezvous team as well as Beauty Bar Hair and Esthetics Lounge, Rogan has committed to shave her head in the Rendezvous Tent in Shipyards park after the Canada Day Parade on July 1st. A hairdresser from Beauty Bar will be the one to shave the Queen’s head, ensuring that the hair is handled properly and reaches its destination intact. Rogan has chosen the British Columbia Children’s Hospital’s program Wigs for Kids as the recipient of her hair, and she is raising money to help increase the donation’s impact. According to their website, “Wigs for Kids B.C. provides funding to cover the cost of custommade human-hair wigs for children and teens at B.C. Children’s Hospital who have suffered hair loss due to cancer treatment or other serious illnesses. Donations… also help families pay for medications and feeding supplies that are essential for treatment, but not covered by their medical plan.”

What’s Inside Back in town ........................ 2 Heart of a queen ................... 3 RCMP................................. 4 AuRoaring Reviews ................ 5 Geezerville ........................ 6 Sid’s Treasures ...................... 7 Unisong ............................ 13 Seasonal Recipes ............ 14-15 Canada 150 Books................ 19 Village Bakery..................... 20 Dog culture Canada 150 ........ 21 Canada Day Whitehorse .... 22-23 Step Outside ...................... 29 Birch Tree Body Works .......... 30

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This year’s Rendezvous Queen, Telek Rogan, is collecting donations for Wigs for Kids BC. Wigs for Kids donation jars, made by the Rendezvous Queen herself, can be found at Angellina’s Toy Boutique, as well as The Bra Boutique, Due North Maternity, and Tony’s Pizza This program helps many families to focus on supporting their sick children by removing some of the financial burden associated with serious illness. Rogan was moved by the mission of Wigs for Kids. “The program helps children who are battling cancer, children with alopecia, even children who are recovering from severe burns. I just think it’s really, really amazing to be able to contribute to helping these kids in this way, and I hope others in the community

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will get excited about it, too.” To donate online to Telek Rogan’s fundraiser and receive your official tax receipt, you can visit her page on the Wigs for Kids BC website, drop some change into one of the Wigs for Kids donation jars at various businesses around Whitehorse, or contact the Sourdough Rendezvous office for more information about how to get involved. Bonnie Tucker is a Whitehorse based writer.

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Establishing a northern police bringing enough supplies to last The present uniform of serves, force became a priority after the them all winter. breeches and boots looks well, but Dominion of Canada purchased By the time 1898 rolled around, cannot be used for boat or general the Northwest Territories from the the gold rush was in full effect river or lakes.” Hudson’s Bay Company in 1870. In many cases the officers relied and the Northwest Mounted Police The Northwest Mounted Police found themselves in need of more on clothing made by the First Nawere formed in 1873 under the in- men. The Yukon Field Force unit, tion people to keep them warm. struction of Sir John A. Macdonald comprising 203 officers and men, According to the Virtual Museum with headquarters in Regina, Sas- was Stationed in Fort Selkirk. In website, “Many Mounties adopted katchewan. October of that year a detachment the clothing of the local First NaBecause the Dominion of Can- of two officers and 50 other ranks tions people; fur-trimmed coats, ada had bought the land in the were sent in to assist the Mounties hide mitts and mukluks.” North West, the growing nation in Dawson with a Maxim gun in orAccording to the Library and needed a policing division to con- der to guard gold shipments among Archives Canada website “In 1920, trol borders between Alaska and other things. Together these two the RNWMP (Royal North West Canada, as well as keep the peace forces were able to monitor the Mounted Police) absorbed the Doand uphold the law amongst in- safety of the growing crowds. minion Police and became the habitants of Western Canada. While the understaffed issue Royal Canadian Mounted Police Their jurisdiction was extended may have been solved, the uni- (RCMP), and was responsible for to include the Yukon Terrifederal law enforcement in tory in 1895. That’s when all provinces and territories. the Northwest Mounted PoToday the Yukon division THE SHOWY SIDE lice were brought into the of the RCMP is called M divOF THE RCMP icy, wild west of the Yukon. ision. The divisional RCMP Men between the ages of Yukon headquarters is in Yukon RCMP officers will be marching in 20 and 40 were considered Whitehorse located on 4th the annual Canada Parade on Main Street to be the best candidates, Avenue at Elliott St. but still had to undergo on July 1 at 11 a.m. There will also be an And while policing is the physical and intelligence RCMP Musical Ride sweeping through Canmain task of the RCMP, the tests in order to join the officers are also very much ada in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. service. After all, it takes a involved with community The tour stops in Whitehorse on Aug. 12 and lot of courage to deal with events. 13 and will be held at the Cross Country Ski the rugged north lands and “This often means coachClub - 1 Sumanik Drive. For more informaits unpredictable wildlife. ing sports, helping to cut tion about the ride or to purchase tickets In the Yukon, the Northwest firewood, plowing out the you can visit the North Ridge Community Mounted Police set up posts rink, participating in anAssociation website. from Tagish all the way up to nual hunts, sharing meals Dawson City. and coffee with Elders, deWhen the Klondike gold livering prescriptions and rush hit, these officers had offering rides to make sure to work extra hard patrolling the form issues were not. The standard everyone gets home safely,” says influx of gold diggers. It is reported Mountie uniforms as we know them Coralee Reid, director of strategic that between 1896 and 1899, today were not cutting it in the communications for the Yukon almost 100,000 people passed severe Yukon winters. 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AuRoaring Reviews with Vanessa Ratjen

A Naturalist’s Guide to Spirituality

A review of The Road is How by Trevor Herriot “Somewhere after we came down out of the trees, we traded in that kind of simplicity for our big brains and the freedom to choose. The descent brought us face to face with a choice: either we regard our bodies and the earth as

autonomous properties to be owned, subdivided, and used for our own private gain, or we see them as confluent creations whose interdependencies resist all claims of possession.”

father, husband, citizen and, essentially, a good human in today’s world. Whether we’re thinking locally or globally, distinguishing if our actions are contributing to the continued health of our planet versus its destruction is an arduous responsibility. The alternative, however, to be remissive of our actions, may be one of the most destructive exercises of all. As conscious beings we have a choice in how, and from which perspective, we make our decisions about the world. This choice, Herriot says, is both a responsibility and a privilege if we are to live an empowered life and in good health with all living things. It is quite simple to point fingers and ask others to change; a more difficult task is to assess our own actions. We are not entitled to anything except ourselves, Herriot says. So, in order to unlock the underpinnings motivating our actions and come to terms with the repercussions they may have, we have to turn inward.

As he walks through different settings on his journey, Herriot finds that keenly observing the yin-yang of our natural landscapes can help generate the type of introspection we need to access this heightened awareness. “The deepest part of our spiritual selves is formed within a matrix of nature and culture,” he writes. And to strike a balance, we have to come to appreciate how life is filled with interdependent forces and harmony is found in “backand-forth reciprocity, that moves in an oscillating, dynamic interchange which over time ensures the equal influence of both polarities.” Our ability to adapt hangs on becoming a “spiritual locavore,” Herriot writes. “Just as the good farmer focuses his attention and labours on the soil

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t’s no secret the demands of modern western cultures are increasingly detrimental to our natural environment and swiftly changing the social fabric of our communities. And change is constant. Spurred on by technology, elections, inflation and natural (or unnatural) disasters; socially, politically and economically today is different than yesterday – and tomorrow will be another tale altogether. So, how are we adapting? Amidst the fluctuating demands, how do we retain healthy relationships with the world around us? With these, and several related, questions in mind, Saskatchewan-based author Trevor Herriot set out on a small-scale pilgrimage. His book, The Road is How, is a lyrical account of his threeday, 40-mile journey through his home prairie-scape. Evoking the philosopher within, Herriot explores the natural world and its connection with “the malaise of modernity and how to heal from it.” As he guides us through fields, past sloughs and over highways, he examines what it is to be a

--excerpt from The Road is How by Trevor Herriot

So, how are we adapting? Amidst the fluctuating demands, how do we retain healthy relationships with the world around us?

to feed and awaken its natural fertility — that is, its own capacity to attend to the needs of the plants — so we must all feed and awaken our own spiritual fertility gone dormant in our souls if we hope to mature within and attend to the needs of family, community, and place.” Combining history, science, philosophy and an eco-feminist critique of patriarchy with the ideas of fellow thinkers and naturalists Roderick Haig-Brown, Henry David Thoreau, Rene Girard and Bill Plotkin, to name a few, Herriot’s meditative book, The Road is How, is a poetic observation of how to live well in our changing world by finding the space “to connect mind to body to earth.” Vanessa Ratjen is a reader and a writer. She’s done both in Nova Scotia, the Yukon, and on Vancouver Island, where she currently resides in a yurt.

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Wasting Away in Geezerville with Ken Bolton

Chipped and Faded, but a Transport of Delight

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ecently, I waxed nostalgic about my beloved first bicycle, a cherry-red Raleigh three-speed that went missing (temporarily, I still insist) on an August day in 1953. But another bike held just as big a place in my heart for the 19 years or so that I owned it.

It was a Twiddle. To translate: it was manufactured by the W.G. Twiddle company on Lawrence Road in Liverpool, England

Not as famous a name as Raleigh, but highly-respected among racing bike enthusiasts since the 1930s. This particular bike, a homely blue beauty with a magnesium alloy frame that weighed in at just 22 pounds, came into my possession sometime around 1964. Its previous owner, Anthony Somebody-or-other, was a Grade

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This particular bike, a homely blue beauty with a magnesium alloy frame that weighed in at just 22 pounds, came into my possession sometime around 1964 anywhere around. The model was Lancaster Special, and the company’s yellow decal bore the cryptic number 22. Possibly (or so I chose to believe)

XIII classmate who had brought it with him when he emigrated from England. I can’t remember what it cost me, but I had to have it, because there was nothing like it

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that meant it was the 22nd bike of its kind that Bill Twiddle had made. It had an impressive total of five (or, was it nine?) speeds, most of which I never used. More important, it had ram’shorn handlebars and impossibly skinny, rubberized-canvas racing tires, which made me the envy of my peers and confirmed my status as an ardent nonconformist.

When I bought it, the paint was already fading and chipped, the decal had started to peel, and the handle grips were spongy and split. I didn’t bother decking it out in finery, or adding anything nonessential. This was a work horse, not a show pony. It was also my best friend and companion on one of the most memorable adventures of my life. In the late summer of 1965, after university and I decided we weren’t meant for each other, I set out on my Twiddle from London, Ontario, determined to ride to Vancouver, then talk my way aboard a freighter and take up residency in Australia. Day after soggy day, I pushed myself against the prevailing wind, sleeping in ditches and under picnic tables, with neither tent nor tarp between me and the elements. It was hell, and I loved it. I even grew resigned to the fact that a hard, narrow Brooks B-17 saddle is definitely not a friend of the male anatomy. After 17 gruelling days, I had reached Winnipeg, where I decided to stop and struck Australia off my list of future homes. My Twiddle #22 disappeared sometime in the 1980s, tossed out by a bitter ex-girlfriend. But I savour the notion that some stranger still rides it high and fine, somewhere beyond the boundaries of Geezerville. You can reach our resident Geezer at editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Sid’s Treasures with Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse

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Horses of the Yukon lambei (Yukon Horse) – which roamed here up until 12,000 years ago. This horse is not the ancestral horse of the ones that roam the Yukon today, as they were introduced much later, however we encourage you to visit the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Whitehorse to learn more about this early ice age horse. While you’re at it, hop on over to the Yukon Transportation Museum located within walking distance to the Beringia, to see full sleds and runners that Sid had mentioned.

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t is common knowledge that outfitting in the Yukon has been ongoing for over a hundred years and that outfitting horses roam feral, until needed. To this day you can spot the Dickson Outfitter horses roaming near the White River, among other places. Horses for outfitting and personal use have become a Yukon staple and pastime – there’s even a dressage show! Sid van der Meer, the history buff of Beaver Creek, Yukon, has a little part of the horse history displayed at his museum. Several horse bridles and saddles are spread throughout the rooms in Sid’s museum. He may have collected these pieces out of historical curiosity or it may have been Sid’s love of Sgt. Preston and his horse, Rex. “I found the bridles at Silver Creek Lodge, close to Silver City by Kluane Lake. That’s when Johnny Musca ran it, he was Hungarian,” Sid says. “I’ve got two saddles, one old pack, sled runners, an old harness and some bridles.” Curious, I asked Sid about the

sled runners that lay in the courtyard between his private home and the museum. “Those runners acted like skies for a wagon that you build on top. I should have four, but I only have two. If you go to the Transportation Museum, they have full ones. I used to have a full sled with runners, but they’re at the Kluane Museum. I had a verbal agreement with Father Huijbers, but things changed with politics; now the government thinks it’s theirs.” Numerous automobiles, sleds and wagons from Sid’s collection remain housed behind the Kluane Museum of Natural History in Burwash Landing. I asked Sid why horses were being used in the Yukon. “They were for surveying for the Alaska Highway in the 1940s. The army hired local guides and outfitters to help with the surveying all the way from Silver City to Whitehorse. The horses were already here with the outfitters.” It has to be mentioned that the Yukon had its very own horse way back during the Ice Age – Equus

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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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Wed, Jun, 28 Arts in the Park - Nicole Edwards and the Puppet Affair 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed, Jun, 28 Arts in the Park - Jeremy Parkin & Kelvin 7:00 PM LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed, Jun, 28 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jun, 28 Arts in the Park - Sputnik 7:00 PM LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed, Jun, 28 Jamaoke With Jackie 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jun, 29 Arts in the Park Songwriter Panel 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Thu, Jun, 29 Jam Night with Scott Maynard 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Jun, 29 Outta the Shed and onto the Stage - Lara Lewis and Friends 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Thu, Jun, 29 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Thu, Jun, 29 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, 30 Arts in the Park - Lucie D and the Immortals 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Fri, Jun, 30 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Jun, 30 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Jun, 30 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Jun, 30 BC/DC Live 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Canada’s favourite rock n’ roll salute, BC/DC place plays Whitehorse for the 2nd time to ring in Canadas 150 year! Tickets at Jarvis St Saloon, get them early! Sat, Jul, 1 KRAIG & DJKJ 4 Turntable Canada Day Party 9:00 PM Miner’s Daughter Restaurant KRAIG, and local heavy weight hitter DJKJ, square off in a 4 turntable battle celebrating this amazing country on Canada Day!! Enjoy the fresh sounds of Funk, Breaks, House, and everything that’s awesome in between! Sat, Jul, 1 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Jul, 1 Yukon Jack Live! 10:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Sun, Jul, 2 Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Sun, Jul, 2 Dessert and Jazz with Fawn Fritzen 7:30 PM MacBride Museum Fawn will be accompanied by a decadent weekly dessert. Join us after dinner on Sunday evenings for an event that will leave you sweeter and richer. Tickets available at MacBride Museum, or by calling 667-2709. Mon, Jul, 3 Celeigh Cardinal & Jay Gilday 7:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Features heartfelt, biographical songs are carried by a voice that harkens to the golden era of jazz and blues, fusing hymnal anguish with driving rhythm. Mon, Jul, 3 Ladies Night with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon Tue, Jul, 4 Kevin Barr & Boyd Benjamin & Northern Cree Singers 7:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Features a balance of natural talent, a staggering gamut of songs, styles, and techniques. The Northern Cree Singers are role models for all First Nations people. Tue, Jul, 4 Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

Tue, Jul, 4 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, Jul, 5 Arts in the Park - Matt the Music Man 11:30 AM LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed, Jul, 5 Dena Zagi & Twin Flames 7:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre They sing about the land and respect for ancestors and traditions, with a captivating duo from polar opposite backgrounds who together, found a common musical language. Wed, Jul, 5 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Jul, 5 Arts in the Park Clairvoyant Felicities 7:00 PM LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed, Jul, 5 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM Jarvis Street Saloon

GENERAL EVENTS

Wed, Jun, 28, - Jul, 1, Art Express’d 12:00 AM The Old Fire Hall Workshops with Jessie Buchanan, Voices of the Landscape Working with Jessie, you will create acrylic paintings in response to questions: “How do you understand yourself as a Canadian?” and “Do you feel connected with your land and/or environment?” Wed, Jun, 28, Moose Hair Dying & Tufting with Nancy Hager 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn how to dye and tuft moose hair to make a beautiful piece of art, Register online. Wed, Jun, 28, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jun, 28, Coding for Artists 6:00 PM (co)space coworking space` Designed to get participants comfortable enough with programming to start exploring a broad range of topics on their own. Register online Wed, Jun, 28, Where the Wild Things Really Are: Storytelling 6:00 PM MacBride Museum Wed, Jun, 28, Chamber Choir Rehearsal 7:45 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Spring 2017 session for this auditioned a cappella choir for mixed voices, call, or email to schedule an audition or for more information. 667-7049

Wed, Jun, 28, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu, Jun, 29, 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, 29, 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, 29, 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, 30, 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, 30, Fermented Foodies Culture Club 5:00 PM Farmer Roberts Every last Friday of the month, in the tea room, come learn or bring some to share. Fri, Jun, 30, Engage Worship Nights 7:00 PM Bethany Church The last Friday of the month with other youth and Young adults to engage the living God in worship and ministry! Email info@ bethanychurch.ca for more information. Sat, Jul, 1, Beginner Stained Glass With Amy & Tayo Tessaro 1:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Stained glass skills such as cutting, grinding, foiling, and soldering. You will finish with a lovely piece to hang in your window or gift to a friend. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sat, Jul, 1, Art Express’d - Canada Day 1:00 PM Shipyards Park Canada Day Community Mural and Build your own Shipping Container Activity with Jessie Buchanan. All Welcome – drop by to help paint a community mural or to build and create your own mini-shipping container. Sat, Jul, 1, Beaded Hide Keychain With Elizabeth Kyikavichik 1:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Create a beaded hide keychain - a great way to bring a little bit of beauty to an everyday

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Aidez-nous à dessiner la carte électorale en vue des prochaines élections

Help us shape the electoral map for future elections

Do you have comments on the electoral district boundaries that shape the area your MLA represents? We want to hear from you!

Avez-vous des commentaires à formuler au sujet des limites de la circonscription électorale que représente votre député? Nous voulons connaître votre opinion!

The Electoral District Boundaries Commission has begun reviewing the Yukon’s 19 electoral districts. Public input is important to help this independent Commission make proposals on the boundaries, number, and names of electoral districts that will be in place for the next election.

La Commission de délimitation des circonscriptions électorales a entamé son examen des 19 circonscriptions électorales du Yukon. L’opinion du public est essentielle, car elle permettra à la Commission, un organisme indépendant, de présenter des propositions quant aux limites, au nombre et aux noms des circonscriptions électorales à établir en vue des prochaines élections.

You can participate now by sharing your ideas in writing. Your comments are important — you may have ideas for change or may feel that no changes are needed. Written submissions received by October 1, 2017 will be used to prepare an interim report.

You can participate after the interim report is prepared by sharing your ideas

in writing or in person, at a public meeting. Dates and locations of public meetings will be announced after the interim report is released.

These boundaries affect you. They identify the communities and neighbourhoods in your electoral district and determine in which electoral district you vote. Your ideas will help shape the future electoral map of Yukon! For more information, visit the Commission’s website at www.yukonboundaries.ca or contact the Commission office by email, facsimile, mail, or telephone.

Yukon Electoral District Boundaries Commission

Commission de délimitation des circonscriptions électorales du Yukon

Vous pouvez participer dès maintenant en nous faisant part de vos observations écrites.

Vos commentaires sont importants — qu’il s’agisse de suggestions de changements à apporter ou, au contraire, de nous faire savoir que, selon vous, aucun changement n’est nécessaire. Dans la préparation de son rapport intérimaire, la Commission prendra en considération tous les commentaires reçus d’ici le 1er octobre 2017.

Vous pouvez participer après la publication du rapport intérimaire en présentant vos

commentaires par écrit ou en personne lors d’une audience publique. Les dates et les endroits où se tiendront des audiences seront annoncés après la publication du rapport.

Le découpage de la carte électorale vous concerne. Il détermine à quelle circonscription les collectivités et les quartiers appartiennent et dans laquelle vous pouvez exercer votre droit de vote.

Vos suggestions nous aideront à découper la prochaine carte électorale du Yukon. Pour de plus amples renseignements, visitez le site Web de la Commission, au www.yukonboundaries.ca, ou communiquez avec elle par courriel, par télécopieur, par la poste ou par téléphone.

yukonboundaries.ca E-mail/Courriel : boundaries@electionsyukon.ca Tel./Tél. : 456- 6730 Fax/Téléc. : 393- 6977

Box/C.P. : 2703, Whitehorse (Yukon) Y1A 2C6 Toll free in Yukon/Sans frais au Yukon : 1- 855- 967- 8588

@yukonboundaries facebook.com/yukonboundaries

The independent, non-partisan Commission responsible for reviewing current electoral district boundaries and proposing boundaries for the future / La Commission indépendante et non partisane qui est chargée de revoir les limites actuelles des circonscriptions électorales et d’en proposer de nouvelles pour les années à venir.


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Whitehorse EVENTS continued... item, keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sat, Jul, 1, Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday Member and non-members welcome. Sat, Jul, 1, Canada Day Pub Crawl- 150 for the 150! 7:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon 150 tickets + 3 buses = triple the fun!! Get your’s now before they sell out! Sun, Jul, 2, Beaded Cabochon Pendant With Diane Olsen 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn the skill of bead embroidery, which is a type of beadwork that uses a needle and thread to stitch beads to leather or suede All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, Harpoon Pendant With Gary Tautenthahn 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn how to make a miniature version of a harpoon out of mammoth ivory. Your finished project will be a wearable pendant. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, Baby Moccasins With Dolores Scheffen 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn the process from start to finish, including cutting out your pattern, beading a simple design, and sewing the moccasins together. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, Ravenstail Pouch With Lily Hope 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Gain an understanding of the history and practice of this style of weaving, while also learning the practical skills through creating your very own Ravenstail pouch. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, Moose Hair Dying & Tufting with Nancy Hager 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn how to dye and tuft moose hair to make a beautiful piece of art, Register online. Sun, Jul, 2, Northwest Coast Design & Painting With Ken Anderson 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Introduction to Northwest Coast design and painting techniques. In this workshop, you will use acrylic paint on canvas to create your own Northwest Coast style painting. All skill levels welcome, ages 12 and up. All materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, 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, Jul, 2, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun, Jul, 2, Fur Mitt Making With Sarah McHugh 4:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre In this 4 evening workshop you will make a pair of plunger style mitts, trimmed with beaver fur.. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, Life Drawing Drop-in 7:00 PM Arts Underground Life Drawing is every first Sunday of the Month and is non-instructional. Andew Sharp is the host. A live model will pose each session. Cost is $5/hour to help pay for the model. Mon, Jul, 3, Quillwork Medicine Bag With Frances Oles 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn the ancient technique of embroidering with dyed porcupine quills as you create a beautiful moosehide medicine bag. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Mon, Jul, 3, 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. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Jul, 3, Birch Bark Baskets With Christine Sam 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Assemble and sew

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together a birch bark basket. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Mon, Jul, 3, Mini Paddle Carving With NCES 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre In this workshop, you will carve your own mini canoe paddle out of cedar. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Mon, Jul, 3, Intro to Painting on Leather With Blake Lepine 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn the best paint to use, and how to apply the paint so that your design will last for many years. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Mon, Jul, 3, 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, Jul, 3, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Tue, Jul, 4, Woodlands Beaded Strawberry With Naomi Smith 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn various applique beading techniques to create a wonderful 3-D beaded Strawberry influenced by century old Woodlands Native American design. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Porcupine Quillwork Pendant With Naomi Smith 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Create a birch bark and beaded pendant with a quilled Eagle feather design, which is based on ages old Woodland techniques. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Fine Pencil Drawing: Portraiture With Clifton Fred 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. Participants should bring their own black and white portrait photograph (or photocopy of a coloured photograph), all other materials will be provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Drum Making With Doronn Fox 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Create either a Ceremonial Drum or a Song Drum. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Intermediate Stained Glass With Amy Tessaro 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Choose a pattern for a 20-25 piece sun catcher that you will construct on your own. Beginner experience is required, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Qiviut Cleaning & Spinning With Lena Wolki 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn how to clean and prepare the inner down of Muskox, and then how to spin it into a workable yarn. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Harvest Bag With Whitney Horne 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn to sew and decorate a canvas and hide harvest bag. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Cedar Protection Rope With Debra Michel 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre In this workshop, learn how to make a large rope using cedar bark. This style of rope can be used for protection by individuals or groups engaging in ceremony, and any spiritual and cultural based activities such as singing and dancing. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Tue, Jul, 4, Packing our Stories Over New Trails - Heavy Transport with David Beloud 2:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum A storytelling event celebrating bikes in the Yukon. Featuring David Beloud. Open mic and songwriting brainstorm, Bannock and Tea Tue, Jul, 4, 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.

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Wed, Jul, 5, Crest Designs on Canvas With Blake Lepine 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Paint your own traditional Tlingit crest design onto a canvas that you can put up on your wall. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Wed, Jul, 5, Knife Making with George Roberts - Kitchen Knife 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Make either a paring knife, or a chopping knife with a surgical steel blade and a beautifully carved wood wooden handle, fastened with brass rivets. All skill levels welcome, ages 18 and up. All materials provided Wed, Jul, 5, Yukon Animals Painting With Brad Henry and Christina Moore 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A background that is representative of ‘the land of the midnight sun’, with the silhouette of an animal of your choosing painted on top. All materials provided. Wed, Jul, 5, Buffalo Hide Toddler Mitts With Beaver Fur With Lena White 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Work with local artist Lena White to learn how to sew fur. In this workshop you will be making mittens (with strings) for babies/toddlers up to 2 years old. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Wed, Jul, 5, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Jul, 5, Copper Tooling With Blair Thorson 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn to draw images onto thin sheets of copper and use an antiquing to enhance the effect of copper tooling. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Wed, Jul, 5, Beaded Hide Keychain With Karen Nicloux 1:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Make a simple yet beautiful beaded hide keychain. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Wed, Jul, 5, Baby Canvas Top Slippers With Kaylyn Baker 2:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Make a pair of comfortable and functional canvas top slippers for babies. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Wed, Jul, 5, Chamber Choir Rehearsal 7:45 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Spring 2017 session for this auditioned a cappella choir for mixed voices, call, or email to schedule an audition or for more information. 667-7049 Wed, Jul, 5, 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 /6686535 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) Thu, Jun, 29, Knee High Nature 10:30 AM Middle McIntyre Creek Bring your youngsters out for a different naturebased activity each week. Activities and games are designed for kids ages 4 - 6, but siblings are welcome. Thu, Jun, 29, Dusk’a Head-Start Monthly Luncheon 11:30 AM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Please join us to celebrate our children’s success each month! The food is GREAT, our salmon have hatched and the children will be signing a traditional Southern Tutchone song. All families are welcome - “It takes a community to raise a child” For more information call 393-3775 Fri, Jun, 30, Mom and Kids Program 2017 2:00 PM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre 689-5805 This year we will be offering culturally diverse and rich

experiences for children 0-8 and their mothers. Including free healthy food and snacks for every participant. Spaces are limited and follows a first-come-first serve basis. Call or email to register. Sat, Jul, 1, Waterfront Trolley Opens for the Season Waterfront Trolley Call 667-2709 for more information. Sat, Jul, 1, Canada’s 150th Birthday Shipyards Park Enjoy an afternoon of kids activities throughout the park. With roaming face-painting, crafts, and Rendezvous’s Prince and Princess competition, Canada Day has something for families and kids of all ages including: Sat, Jul, 1, Family Free Play Drop-in 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre 6688698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes story time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome Sun, Jul, 2, Kids Cartooning With Blair Thorson 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Explore freehand drawing techniques and character development in this session. This workshop is for kids and youth up to 18 years of age. All skill levels welcome, and all materials provided. Sun, Jul, 2, Street Art With Ryan Willert 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn painting techniques that can be used for personal projects, or for community projects such as murals and other art installations. All skill levels welcome, this workshop is for youth ages 13-18.. All skill levels welcome, this workshop is for youth ages 12-18. All materials provided. Mon, Jul, 3, Nature Art Camp 9:00 AM Arts Underground Over five days, your child will enjoy plein air acrylic and watercolour painting, and drawing. Call 667-4080 to register or register in person at Arts Underground Tue, Jul, 4, Science Magic Shipyards Park All ages. Have fun with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Lets stretch our minds and grow, free and drop in! Two times during the day at 1:30 - 2:30 pm and 3:15 - 4:00 pm. Tue, Jul, 4, Contemporary Tlingit Design with Megan Jensen 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and history of formline and how to use it as a form of creative expression. All skill levels welcome, this workshop is for youth ages 12-18. All materials provided.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed, Jun, 28, 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, 28, Yukon Beer Festival Society AGM 5:30 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Wed, Jun, 28, Public Consultation Meeting - Faro Mine Remediation Project 6:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Wed, Jun, 28, Yukon Comic Culture Society AGM 7:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Held in the Fireweed Meeting Room, If you’re interested in becoming a Director, drop us a line at info@yukomicon.com. We’re a small but dedicated group, and we’re looking for new energy and new ideas! Thu, Jun, 29, 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, 29, Yukon Film Society AGM 5:00 PM Yukon Film Society Office Free BBQ 5:00 PM, AGM 6:00 PM. For more info call 393-3456 or email gm@yukonfilmsociety.com. Everyone welcome! 393-3456 Thu, Jun, 29, 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, Jul, 1, 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. Sun, Jul, 2, 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, Jul, 3, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Meeting 7:00 PM Emergency Measures Organization Prospective hams are welcome. Tue, Jul, 4, Executive Meeting 5:15 PM Sport Yukon We produce many newsletters a year, plan and lead river trips, organize the annual whitewater rodeo, and are the Yukon’s sport governing body for flatwater and slalom racing. Wed, Jul, 5, 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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM Sarah Steele Building, 66210 - 6th Ave Friday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sunday Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steel Bldg. 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Monday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave. Phone: AA 1-877-364-7277 (24 hours a day)

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ADÄKA DAILY PROGRAMMING Kids Corner

Presented by:

Kids Tent, beside the Boathouse Saturday – Thursday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM A crafty and creative space for children and youth to explore arts, craft and storytelling accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Traditional Watercraft Adornment On Site Daily, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Watch as our four traditional watercraft are adorned in preparation for their maiden voyage!

SPECIAL FEATURE Master Carver Lyonel Grant, Fritz Mueller

Ngati Pikiao, Te Arawa Waka from New Zealand has designed and is carving 'Whakakakahu Maori' which will cloak the dugout canoe with Maori clothing as it paddles alongside our four traditional watercraft on their journey.

Gift shop

Artist Tent

Waterfront Tents Daily, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Adäka artists are working on site throughout the festival to demonstrate their art and skills. Immerse yourself in this creative process and take the opportunity to chat with our artists on a daily basis!

Elders Tent

Outside the Longhouse Daily, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre invites Elders and Seniors to drop in for tea, bannock and conversation in this cozy Ft. MacPherson wall tent on the waterfront.

Gallery

Beside the Main Entrance Daily, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Visit our professional gallery to see, and perhaps take home, some exquisite original works of art and traditional fine craft.

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CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

MONDAY JULY 3

Gallery Open Opening Prayer Megan Jensen Dakhká Khwáan Juniors Welcome and Acknowledgements Adäka Medley

6:50 PM – 8:00 PM featuring Art Johns and Nola Lamken, Starr Drynock, Kevin Barr, Madi Dixon, the Inuvik Drumers and Dancers, with special guests Te Arawa Waka from New Zealand!

saturDAY JULY 1 CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS 1:00 PM

2:00 PM 2:00 PM

Traditional Watercraft: Meet our Boats – Meet their Builders Traditional Watercraft: Adornment Demonstrations Soapberry Icecream Making & Tasting

11:00 AM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

4:00 PM

11:00 AM 11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Boat Builders Talk: Dugout Canoe Passing on the Trap Line with Melina Hougen

Traditional Watercraft: Meet our Boats – Meet their Builders Traditional Watercraft: Adornment Demonstrations Traditional Maori Diet

12:30 PM

1:00 PM 1:20 PM 1:40 PM 2:10 PM 2:45 PM 3:10 PM 3:35 PM 4:15 PM TBD

7:00 PM 7:30 PM

8:30 PM

Jigging and square dance warm up and lessons for newbys! Presented by: Jigging Contest with great prizes to be won, including 2 return tickets on Air North, Yukon’s Airline!

Old Time Dance

Bring your moccasins for a night of toe kicking laughter and fun — good northern medicine!

MOST EVENTS ARE FREE!

1:00 PM

hat’s not a Kayak!: Form, Function T and Cultural Appropriation

2:00 PM

torytelling and Poetry: Continuities of S Indigenous Expressions with Ishmael Hope

with Phil Gattensby

Tlingit and Inupiaq poet, scholar and storyteller

2:00 PM

1:30 PM 2:30 PM

(Nanai) boat builder, adventurer & photographer

RIVERSTAGE

3:00 PM

11:00 AM

4:00 PM

3:30 PM

Elders Tea - Sheldon, Smith, Gospel and Country

Presented by: Ed Peekeekoot Madi Dixon Brian Ladue Daniel Tlen Inuvik Drummers and Dancers Traditional Sports Across the Waters

Te Arawa Waka from New Zealand, and Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle

MAINSTAGE 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Presented by:

Celeigh Cardinal Jay Gilday

tuesDAY JULY 4

by Lenita Alatini

featuring Gerald Edzerza, Allan Benjamin, Boyd Benjamin, Wade Kaye, Ben Charlie, and Jamie and Josh Tetlichi

The Spirit of Plants and Their Power to Heal

Rise of the Kayak and the Fate of the Modern Skin Boat with Kiliii Yüyan Indigenous

Tea and Bannock All Welcome! O' Canada performed in Southern Tutchone

Evening Program — Get your Jig on! Yukon Fiddling Showcase

6:30 PM

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12:00 PM

RIVERSTAGE

with Doris McLean and Frances Neumann

Daniel Tlen with special guests Sacred Headwaters (Elaine Jakesta) Starr Drynock Rising Sun Singers Selkirk Spirit Dancers Dena Zagi and Yuka Dena Drummers Inuvik Drummers and Dancers Les Walker Jerry Alfred and Shun Dun Kaska Dancers

followed by talk with film producer Carol Geddes

with Kenneth Lister, Royal Ontario Museum

with Paora Te Hurihanganui

CARIBOU DAY

MAINSTAGE 12:35 PM

Language Lab: Learn Tlingit with Bessie Cooley Boat Builders Talk: Seal Skin Qayaq Film: Forgotten Warriors

Chief Executive of Maori Te Arawa Waka

FIRE PIT 12:00 PM

CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS

Fritz Mueller

6:05 PM 6:15 PM

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Multipurpose RoomFriday, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturday –

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 6:00 PM

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Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Thursday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Visit our gift shop for a great selection of Festival merchandise and giftware!

5:00 PM

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MAINSTAGE

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Sharing Our Spirit Celebration 12:00 PM Ron and Robin Chambers 12:15 PM Starr Drynock 12:30 PM Rising Sun Singers 12:50 PM Elule Drummers 1:05PM Dakhká Khwáan Juniors 1:25PM Te Arawa Waka Maori 1:40 PM Inuvik Drummers and Dancers 2:15 PM Daghaalhaan k'e 2:35 PM Taku Kwaan Dancers 2:55 PM Selkirk Spirit Dancers 3:20PM Dakwakada Dancers 3:40 PM Yuka Dena Drummers Film: Journeys to Adäka 7:00 PM Filmmakers Introduction 7:10 PM Dancing of Robes 7:20 PM Selkirk Spirit Dancers 7:40 PM Film Screening 9:00 PM Post film Q & A

Tickets for select evening shows available at: adakafestival.eventbrite.com and at the Festival Info Booth during the festival

Join us in the Longhouse to celebrate all things Caribou — from hide to hoof! 9:00 AM

Roasting Caribou Heads at the fire pit

10:15 AM

Film: Being Caribou Presented by: Caribou Song, Inuvik Drummers and Dancers Lunch and Learn with Joe Tetlichi

11:30AM 12:00 PM

1:00 PM 3:15 PM

with Elizabeth Kyikavichik from Old Crow

Chair of the Porcupine Caribou Management Herd Bring your lunch!

Cooking Show! VADZAIH: Cooking Caribou from antler to hoof Crafting the Caribou: From bones to buttons, and clothing to craft with Margaret Noojootli

CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS 11:00 AM

Language Lab: Learn Kaska

11:00 AM

Boat Builders Talk: Moose Skin Boat Campfire Stories with Jack Boggard Storytelling and Poetry: Continuities of Indigenous Expressions with Ishmael Hope

12:00 PM 2:00 PM

with Mida Donnessey

Tlingit and Inupiaq poet, scholar and storyteller

MAINSTAGE 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Kevin Barr and Boyd Benjamin Northern Cree Singers

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The Youth Empowerment Program encourages artistic exploration and skill development. Open to Youth ages 12 – 18. These workshops are FREE. Sign up on site at Festival Info Booth.

PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS Tuesday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Let it Shine: Learn songwriting poetry, melodies and harmonies with Jaaji and Chelsey of Twin Flames Music

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Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Voicing the Unspoken: Transform your solitude, into story with Moe Clark

VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOPS

Presented by:

Sunday, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Cartooning with Blair Thorson Sunday–Wednesday, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Street Art with Ryan Jason Allen Willert

C E L E B R AT I O N

With support from Youth Investment Fund

Tuesday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Contemporary Tlingit Designs with Megan Jensen

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Thursday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Cartooning with Blair Thorson

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A R T S A N D C U LT U R E

CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS 11:00 AM

raditional Maori Waka: Preparations T and Protocols for the Journey with Paora Te Hurihanganui

Chief Executive of Maori Te Arawa Waka

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Boat Builders Talk: Birch Bark Canoe Film: Arctic Secrets: Presented by: Fall on the Tundra by Allan Code

12:00 PM

3:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM

Campfire Stories: The Story of Suyiga Dena with Mary Caesar Before There Were Borders: Coming Inland with Carol Geddes Gwich'in Nation with Ruth Carroll The Art of the Maori Waka with Lyonel Grant, master carver

Gwaandak Theatre Playreadings: The Bear in the Stream Reeling

Photo: Allan Ogilvie

12:00 PM

RIVERSTAGE

2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Vision Quest Whitehorse Hip Hop Trio Moe Clark multidisciplinary Métis artist,

looping pedal mistress and spoken word poet!

MAINSTAGE 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Presented by:

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thursDAY JULY 6 CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS 11:30 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Traditional Watercraft Ceremony Traditional Watercraft Launch and Maiden Voyage First Nations Regalia: Rules, Roles & Ritual with Whitney Horne, Ron Chambers and Te Arawa Waka

Dene Hand Games with Team Yukon Community Feast Presented by: and Celebration

MAINSTAGE

Feature Performance and Festival Finale 7:30 PM

8:30 PM

Yuka Dena Drummers with The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and Te Awara Maori Community Drum Circle

Presented by:

Join us around the fire for a drum circle All welcome — bring your drum!

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Highlights WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE JUNE 27, JULY 4 CODING FOR ARTISTS JUNE 28 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibi� ons FOCUS GALLERY

HILDUR M H JÓNASSON: INcloses MEMORIAM Exhibi�on December 1st, 2012

WELDING 101 JUNE 28

>> in the Yukon Art Society Gallery: THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS “How Does it Felt”

On until July 1st

>> in the Hougen Heritage Gallery: YUKON ARCHIVES Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013

EDGE GALLERY

Open Studio Sessions

ALAINNAH WACHELL: SCREENSHOTS

>> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions << Sundays from 2:30 to 6pm $5 per hour

On until July 1st

>> Acrylic Pain�ng Open Studio << with Neil Graham every first and third Wednesday of each month 7 to 9pm $10 per 2 hour session

ARTS UP FRONT

July 12-16 Whitehorse Waterfront Wharf Demos, workshops, music and dance!

To register call: 867-667-4080 Email: recep�on@artsunderground.ca

SUMMER KID CAMPS

Nature Art Camp with Helen O’Connor Ages 7-12 (5 days) July 3-7, 9am-4pm $325 + GST

WILD AND WOOLLY ART CAMP WITH MESHELL MELVIN

21 Years Strong FREE Concerts & Visual Demonstrations Monday - Friday

12-1pm Lunch Hour Wednesday Evenings [7pm] Lepage Park

VISUAL ARTIST June 26-30

Rosemary Scanlon ___ Mon Jun 26

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JULY 10 $85 per golfer/4 per team Includes Prime Rib/Salmon dinner

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Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT

Tues Jun 27

Jenni House Wed Jun 28

Nicole Edwards and the Puppet Affair Wed Jun 28

Evening Jeremy Parkin & Kelvin Thur Jun 29

Songwriter Panel Lucie D and the Immortals

STORIES ARTFULLY TOLD WITH MESHELL MELVIN

Tues Jul 4

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

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20th Annual FARO Open

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Ages 7-12 (5 days) August 7-11 , 9am-4pm $325 + GST

WELDING 101 JUNE 29

Fireweed Community Market

Fri Jun 30

Mon Jul 3

Emily Ross & Madi Dixon Jerry Alfred Wed Jul 5

Matt the Music Ma Wed Jul 5

Evening Clairvoyant Felicities

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

June 29 – July 27, 2017 JAMIE ROSS (MONTREAL, QC) VALE OF PARADISE Reception: Thursday, June 29th, 7:30 PM

Free Teen Drop In

June 15th – July 1st, 2017 JAMES HEALEY – GARDEN PARTY Opening night: June 15, 7pm

When: Wednesdays to Saturdays 3 PM to 9 PM

EVENTS June 26th, 2017 CHRIS COOLE & ELI WEST $15/Advanced, $13/Members, $18/Door Doors open at 7:30pm

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


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Taking the Sound of the Yukon to a National Stage Yukon music, poetry and voices to be featured during choir trip to Ottawa by Elaine Schiman

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s the name suggests, Whitehorse Community Choir (WCC) is all about community. The choir draws upon the people of Whitehorse and surrounding communities for its singers, accompanists, audience, inspiration and, ultimately – the most important thing in the life of a choir – its sound. On July 1, the community choir, along with two associate choirs, the Persephone Singers and the Chamber Choir, will take their sound to Ottawa. As part of the annual Unisong Choral Festival, they will sing with and for choir members and audiences from around the country and the globe. “Unisong has been bringing together choirs from across Canada since 1997,” says director Barb Chamberlin. “It’s an excellent festival that will give our choirs exposure and an awesome experience. Because this is part of the Canada 150 celebration, there will be a lot of “Canada fever” there, and it will be great for Yukoners to be part of that.” The festival’s main event is a mass choir concert on July 1st at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Whitehorse choirs will arrive in the capital city on June 27, just in time for several days of intense rehearsals with hundreds of other singers from across the country. They will be led by guest conductor Lydia Adams, also the artistic director of the Elmer Iseler Singers – who performed in Whitehorse earlier this year – and the Amadeus Choir of Greater To-

ronto. “As a conductor, I have the option of observing or singing in the mass choir,” says Chamberlin. “My plan is to sing; it’s a great way for me to learn as well.” In addition to the mass choral performance, the Whitehorse choirs will perform in other concerts, some under the umbrella of Unisong and some organized by the WCC itself. In the latter category, the Whitehorse choirs will sing on July 2 in Pembroke, a concert shared with the Pembroke Community Choir. It came about through work Chamberlin is currently doing with Conrad Boyce, a former Yukoner now living in Pembroke. On July 6, the two auditioned choirs, the Persephone Singers and the Chamber Choir, will take part in Music and Beyond, a unique classical music and multidisciplinary arts festival focusing on music and its links with other cultural disciplines, including visual art, drama, poetry, dance, architecture, circus, magic, science, comedy, law, food and wine and yoga. Approximately 45 choristers are heading to Ottawa, along with conductor Chamberlin, accompanists Barry Kitchen and Cheryl Wishart, and featured soloist Sylvie Painchaud. And, in a sense, the choir will be taking with them a very significant piece of the Yukon. While in Ontario, they will showcase specially-commissioned songs, some performed in the past and

some which are new to the choirs this year. The songs have a unique Yukon character, because local poets, songwriters and arrangers created them together with well-known Canadian composers and arrangers. “The result is a set of just beautiful songs,” says Chamberlin. One song, called “Crystal Trees,” has lyrics by Yukon poet Lex Widdis, with music by Lydia Adams. The song Annie Lake Road features words and music by Painchaud, arranged by another Yukoner, Olivier de Colombel. This is not the first time the Whitehorse Community Choir has gone to Unisong. The festival began two decades ago, and the choir travelled to Unisong in the year 2000, under the leadership of then-conductor Rachel Grantham, to take part in special celebrations for the turn of the millennium. Choir member Michèle Markley sang at Unisong in 2000 and she is in this year’s Whitehorse contingent, as well. “Part of the reason I’m going again is that I love the experience of being part of a big sound, like a big choir can make,” says Markley. “That’s really why I’ve been a member of the choir in Whitehorse since 1993. It’s so cool being part of that big sound. And, there is also the benefit of working with another conductor, and being ex-

PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Approximately 45 members of the Whitehorse Community Choir, Persephone Singers and Chamber Choir will be attending Unisong in Ottawa. Shown here are the members making the trip this year, in 2017 posed to other choirs and conductors, and to their perspective and approach.” Chamberlin agrees that a trip like this can only be a good thing. The preparations, the rehearsals in Ottawa and the performances all make for better choirs. And speaking of preparation, there has been a lot of that for everyone involved. Planning for the trip began several years ago, including funding applications to commission new songs. Workshops were held with visiting conductors and choirs, additional rehearsals and performances were scheduled, and the choirs learned about 20 songs, including those for the mass choir performance and their own repertoire.

Chamberlin is grateful for the many individuals, businesses and organizations who have made this project a reality, including support from the Yukon government’s Arts Fund; those who supported fundraising efforts; the Wykes’ Independent Grocery store, which helped the choirs set up a fundraising burger and hot dog stand; and Air North, which gave choir members a special price to fly to Ottawa. Those are just a few more examples of what puts the “community” in the Whitehorse Community Choir. Elaine Schiman is a Whitehorse based writer.

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JULY 1 SHIPYARDS PARK | 1ER JUILLET PA

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n this book, two youngsters, a boy and a girl, trek access the nation with Barry Beaver. On each two page spread, the girl, holding her hand a little farther apart each time, asks the boy, “Do you love Canada THIS much?” The boy responds, “No, I love Canada more than that, because it has…” after which he names a province or territory and begins a colourful list of all the things that this part of the country is known for. There are two or three pictures in each segment, looking a bit like actual photographs that have been “posterized” in Photoshop, and Barry gives us a little tidbit down in the corner of the page. PHOTOS: Dan Davidson For B.C. the dominant drawing on the page is a jumping Orca. Alberta see the kids climbing a mountain. Saskatchewan has the kids feeding a bison. The territories get a single section together, visually dominated by the kids standing by something that suggests Watson Lake’s Sign Post Forest. In Manitoba they must be in Churchill, as they’re snacking with a polar bear. In Ontario they’re in a barrel, going over Niagara Falls. Quebec sees them looking chilly in a Hôtel de Glace. New Brunswick has them playing on giant lobster statue. In Nova Scotia they’re on an old telephone at the Bell Museum. Prince Edward Island, oddly enough, has them biking through an evergreen forest. In Newfoundland and Labrador they’re cavorting with puffins. After the tour, the boy finally says he loves Canada so much, “because it is awesome and it has all this cool stuff…” While I could quibble with some of the choices (Barkerville, but not the Klondike?), the books is colourful and energetic and has a lot of information crammed, but not crowded, into its 32 pages.

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The Midnight Sons band from Whitehorse plays to a happy crowd on the deck of the Village Bakery and Deli in Haines Junction, in early June

Friday nights in summer feature music and a dinner buffet at the Village Bakery in Haines Junction by Elaine Schiman

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t’s a summer Friday night in Haines Junction, and almost anybody who loves good food, good music and the spectacular St. Elias Mountains knows right where they’d like to be. As the dinner hour draws near, so do the patrons of the Village Bakery and Deli, tucked into a tree-lined corner just a stone’s throw off the highway, at the end of Kluane Street. They gather on the deck, find

a spot at one of the wood-topped tables and, then, the food is ready: a sumptuous array of salads and vegetables, a generous portion of grilled salmon and a sinful bit of dessert. It is a bakery, after all. If you’re lucky, it’s a sunny day, and you’re enjoying the view of trees, sky and mountain peaks. And then, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the music starts – about 7 p.m.

It might be bluegrass, rock, jazz, country, folk or classical. It might be a local Yukon singer or band, or travelling musicians who’ve made their way to Haines Junction to play. But whatever it is, you’re in for a treat. The bakery began offering music 25 years ago, as part of the Alaska Highway 50th anniversary celebration. The highway turns 75 this year, and the music is still going strong. Current owners Andrew Marston and

Chelsea Hamilton are relative newcomers, having bought the bakery two years ago from Boyd Campbell. He was one of the original founders of the bakery and is a well-known Yukon musician himself. The music was a daytime event at first, but then in 1998, live music became part of the newly-established Friday Night Salmon Bake. “It’s the most rewarding and fun part of the business,” says Marston. “It’s a pile of work, because we usually get so many people. Some of them are tourists, even the occasional one from down south or abroad who has planned their trip around getting here for the music. They’ll walk in and say ‘Wow, we’re here!’ Just because they’ve heard about it or read about it.” But the Friday Night Salmon Bake is also about community. Yukoners from across the territory plan their summer weekend trips around it, and it’s a special event for Haines Junction locals. “We get to the see the same faces, and share time together, along with live music and good food,” says Marston. “It’s like one big family every Friday. It’s such a cool way for people in the community to gather, catch up on the week, and listen to music. It has an all-ages appeal, and often locals make it a family event to come out and have ice cream and let the kids run around and dance on the deck and have a grand old time.” The new owners have kept the event similar in most ways to what Campbell established in the ’90s. Marston begins setting up the music series early each year, contacting musicians in January or February. Often musicians contact them as well, but Marston says he can’t always accommodate all of them. “We

sometimes do have to turn down musicians or put them on a wait list. Some of them say it’s their favourite gig of the season.” One of those musicians is BJ MacLean, who has played at the bakery every summer since 2003. “It’s relaxed, the people are wonderful, and it’s in a beautiful area,” MacLean says. “Although the bakery has changed hands in recent years, the hospitality remains warm and genuine, and the food continues to be amazing. The audience is lovely and appreciative and often very interactive. I don’t know if it’s the family-style buffet, or the shared table space, or the kids and dogs running about, but it feels like family out there. There’s really nothing else like it.” Some of MacLean’s best memories go back to the days when Campbell was running the bakery. “Some of my favourite times were getting Boyd to take a break from cooking to do a few tunes onstage and I’d get to sing harmony to his beautiful renditions of Stan Rogers’ songs. Another time the audience was listening so intently that I only took a quick 10-minute break in what turned out to be a 3-hour gig. My fingers finally got so sore I had to call it at 10:30 or so.” With that kind of rave review, there’s no end in sight for the Village Bakery music series. Marston and Hamilton have every intention of continuing it into the future. This year’s live music started on May 19 and concludes on September 1. For more information, including the lineup for this summer, go to www.VillageBakeryYukon. com. Elaine Schiman is a Whitehorse based writer.

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ummer sun brings with it loads of visitors to the various Yukon campgrounds, especially on the long weekends. Those folks joining the campers for the Canada Day long weekend will be missing out! On July 1, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday. The festivities, therefore, will be 150 times bigger than they have been in the past. There is a lot happening this year, but there are a few gold nuggets that are the must-see-and-do’s. This FREE event is for all ages and has something for everyone. Free and extended transit through the City of Whitehorse bus system will get you to and from Shipyards Park without the hassle of finding a parking spot. This would also be a great time to bike down and take the bus home, as you’ve probably been meaning to do since the sun came out. Festivities start at 9 a.m. and continue non-stop at Shipyards Park until 11:30 p.m. There are

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The parade, one of the annual highlights of Canada Day, is put on by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 254 who have organized a spectacular visual display of Canadian pride that you won’t want to miss. You’ll see the Commissioner of the Yukon, the Member of Parliament, the Mayor of Whitehorse and many more dignitaries on parade alongside colourful and interactive floats. The parade starts on Main and 4th will flow down Main Street and Second Ave, ending at Shipyards Park. Follow the parade to the Opening Ceremonies, starting at noon at Shipyards Park. The Commissioner will hand out awards and welcome new citizens to the Canadian family. Be a part of CIBC’s Stand for Canada program, which aims to unite the community to bring to life to what we stand for as Canadians. Enjoy lunch from the many food vendors. There is something for everyone, from hot dogs to

Things to Make Your Canada Day Even More Special • Plan to take the free transit, as there will be only accessible parking at the park. • Bring cash for food and trinkets. • Download the schedule of events at Whitehorse.ca or check the map and schedule printed in the June 21 issue of What’s Up Yukon. • Bring a water bottle to fill up at the water station. three main areas where you can take in the entertainment: The Riverfront stage, which will house the opening and citizenship ceremonies, Commissioner awards, the CIBC Stand for Canada program, plus musical acts and performance artists featuring Juno award winner July Talk. The Kid Zone has the Aurora stage, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Prince and Princess Com-

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petition, and free family-friendly workshops; The Community Commons has the new Cultural Connect Festival tent programmed in partnership with the Multicultural Centre of the Yukon where you’ll experience the amazing cultural mosaic Whitehorse has to offer, learn about something new happening in your communities, plus a marketplace to scope out a little

trinket to buy; and kid friendly firefighter fun zones. The day starts at 9 a.m. with the annual Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast, where you will be serenaded by long-time Yukon artists Hank Karr and the Canucks. The breakfast is by donation. After eating your fill, walk off breakfast by heading over to Main Street to watch the parade, starting at 11 a.m.

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5. Local French hit band - Soir de Semaine 6. Local act - Patrick Jacobson Band 7. Local act - The Ukes of Hazard shawarmas to Filipino delicacies. Food vendors will be open for business all day, so mix it up with something different for dinner! Activities get started at 1 p.m. around Shipyards Park. The Kids Zone features five free workshops, aimed at children of all ages. You can explore everything from making a DIY Operation game with Yukonstruct, to creating swans out of recycled material with artist Leslie Leong. While you are there, look towards the Aurora stage to see performances from Marc Albert, Lara Lewis and even bhangra dancing with Gurdeep Pandher. Wandering face painters will come to you, so you don’t lose your spot in any lineups. If you want to try something different, head over the parking lot where the Community Commons area plays host to the Cultural Connect Festival, marketplace and Firefighter Fun Zone. The Riverfront stage will feature local, national and international acts all day long. At 2 p.m., the Riverfront stage opens with the Inuvik Drummers and Dancers presented in partnership with the Adäka Festival. Brought

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together in 1989 by a younger generation of adult Inuvialuit, this group was inspired by the elders of the original Mackenzie Delta Drummers and Dancers. Other groups to check out include: • Award-winning Canadian indie rock group July Talk headlining the event at 10:30 p.m. • Adäka special guests, the Te Arawa Waka, who are haka dancers from New Zealand; • Vision Quest, an award-winning First Nations Hip Hop group consisting of MC’s Nick Johnson, Yudii Mercredi and DJ Mackenzie Smith aka MK Ultra); • Local French hit band Soir de Semaine; • Local acts Patrick Jacobson Band, The Midnight Sons, The Ukes of Hazard, The Quiet Revolution and more.

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Fri, Jun, 30, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Jul, 1, Women’s Yoga 9:00 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Jul, 1, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Jul, 3, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Jul, 4, Women’s Yoga 7:00 PM Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Jul, 4, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

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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, 28, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Jun, 28, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Jun, 28, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jun, 28, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 29, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 29, Carcross Dune Walk 10:00 AM Carcross Visitor Information Centre The sand dunes of Carcross are peculiar. We’ll walk though this interesting landscape and share stories of its origin and the plants that grow there. Thu, Jun, 29, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 29, 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, 29, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jun, 29, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Carcross Visitor Information Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun, Jul, 2, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Sun, Jul, 2, Comedy Night Featuring Jonny Harris 6:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Performances by Fraser Young, Graham Chittenden, Steve Dylan and featuring Jonny Harris, 14+ Event

Mon, Jul, 3, CTRRC Mtng 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Jul, 3, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Jul, 3, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 4, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 4, C/TFN Communication Team Mtng 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 4, 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, Jul, 4, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Jul, 4, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 4, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Jul, 4, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 4, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Jul, 5, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Jul, 5, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Jul, 5, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jul, 5, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Jul, 5, School Council 7:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building

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Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Tue, Jul, 4, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 PM Carmacks Recreation Centre

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Thu, Jun, 15, - Jul, 1, Garden Party - James Healey KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture In the Sova Gallery showing until July 1st Wed, Jun, 28, Bannock and Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Wed, Jun, 28, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Until Jul, 27, Jamie Ross: Vale of Paradise KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture An experimental film art installation in multiple channels and screen work documenting pilgrimages. Thu, Jun, 29, Nature Hike 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Jun, 29, Kids Swim Movie Night 6:30 PM Dawson City Pool Swim, eat popcorn and watch a movie! Thu, Jun, 29, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Jun, 29, Opening Reception - Jamie Ross: Vale of Paradise 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture An experimental film art installation in multiple channels and screen work documenting pilgrimages. Exhibit showing until July 27, 2017

Thu, Jun, 29, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Jun, 30, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 30, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jun, 30, Nature Hike 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Fri, Jun, 30, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Jun, 30, Happy Hour with Jesse Smith 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri, Jun, 30, Campfire Program 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Fri, Jun, 30, Artist Talk - Jamie Ross: Vale of Paradise 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture An experimental film art installation in multiple channels and screen work documenting pilgrimages. Exhibit showing until July 27, 2017 Sat, Jul, 1, Canada Day Celebrations Dawson City A Parade, pancake breakfast, live music, free recreational activities throughout town…Fun for the whole family! 993-7400 lana.welchman@ cityofdawson.ca Sat, Jul, 1, Guided Hike into the Alpine 10:00 AM Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Jul, 1, Yukon Gold Panning Championships 12:00 PM WaterFront Park Panners of all skills and ages are invited to join this event that is based on a combination of efficiency and speed. Call 993-5575 for more information. Sat, Jul, 1, 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, Jul, 1, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Speed Control - Canada Day Celebrations 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sun, Jul, 2, Guided Hike: North Klondike Trail 10:00 AM Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Jul, 2, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Jul, 2, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon, Jul, 3, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jul, 3, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jul, 3, Nature Hike 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Mon, Jul, 3, Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Mon, Jul, 3, YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 PM YTG Property management building Mon, Jul, 3, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Tue, Jul, 4, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Jul, 4, Campfire Program 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Wed, Jul, 5, Bannock and Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park

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Wed, Jun, 28, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 28, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri, Jun, 30, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Jun, 30, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Faro Sun, Jul, 2, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Jul, 2, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Jul, 4, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Jul, 5, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 5, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed, Jun, 28, CAFN Lift Your Spirits Day 10:00 AM Mun Ku Hair, manicures, pedicures, crafts, and more with Nataschaa and the Community Wellness team. Everyone is welcome. Wed, Jun, 28, 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, 28, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed, Jun, 28, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Jun, 29, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Jun, 29, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Jun, 29, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Jun, 29, 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, 29, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Jun, 30, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Jun, 30, CAFN Lift Your Spirits Day 10:00 AM Takhini Hall Hair, manicures, pedicures, crafts, and more with Nataschaa and the Community Wellness team. Everyone is welcome. Fri, Jun, 30, Friday Night Salmon Bake - 2 Piano Tornado 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Activities and Parade Haines Junction Sat, Jul, 1, - 28, Wish 150 Yukon Mosaic Haines Junction “Tachäl Dhäl” Visitor Centre A national initiative created to bring together our communities and inspire for a better future through art and color. The mosaic will be on display through July 1-28, 2017. Sun, Jul, 2, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Jul, 3, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed, Jul, 5, 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, Jul, 5, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE

Wed, Jun, 28, Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend. Fri, Jun, 30, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Canada Day Disc Golf Tournament 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Please register at marshlake@gmail.com and let us know if you need discs. The centre can provide you with a disc if you don’t have one of your own!

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Sat, Jul, 1, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sun, Jul, 2, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jul, 4, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@yogawhitehorse.ca Wed, Jul, 5, Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Fri, Jun, 30, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Mayo Arts Festival J.V. Clark School Come on out and enjoy Stewart River Valley artisans at the Arts and Craft Fair and listen to our talented homegrown musicians on the Main-Stage! Arts & Crafts Tent 12-5 pm Our Rivers. Our Heritage Fashion Show 2 – 2:30 pm Main-stage 12 – 7pm Sat, Jul, 1, MAYO Canada Day Celebrations! 11:00 AM J.V. Clark School 11 am – O’Canada & Canada Day Parade (YTG Admin. Building – 5th Ave. & Centre Street) 12 noon – Kids Games & Mayo Arts Festival (School Soccer Field- behind School – 7th Ave. & Centre Street 2 pm – Our Rivers. Our Heritage Fashion Show (School Soccer Fieldbehind School – 7th Ave. & Centre Street) Sat, Jul, 1, Stewart Valley Community Market 12:00 PM J.V. Clark School Produce, eggs, preserves, baking and other homemade goods. Sun, Jul, 2, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Jul, 4, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE

Tue, Jul, 4, Summer Market 4:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Local produce fresh from our gardeners - food, concession, hair cuts, jams and jellies, patio tea gardens and other plants. Contact Agnes to sign up 667 7083 lmca@ northwestel.net

OLD CROW

Thu, Jun, 29, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Old Crow Sun, Jul, 2, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Jul, 4, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

ROSS RIVER

Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Activities and Parade Ross River Recreation Centre

TAGISH

Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jun, 28, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jun, 28, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Tagish Community Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun, Jul, 2, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 7:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Mon, Jul, 3, Carcross Tagish Renewable Resource Council 12:30 PM Tagish Community Centre All welcome to attend. Tue, Jul, 4, Pickleball 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Wed, Jul, 5, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jul, 5, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed, Jul, 5, Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN

Thu, Jun, 29, Boot Camp 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Everyone Welcome! Thu, Jun, 29, 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, 30, 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. Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Activities and Parade Teslin Rec Center

Or email them to: events@whatsupyukon.com

Tue, Jul, 4, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, Jul, 4, 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

WATSON LAKE

Daily at 12-4pm & 6-8pm Yukon`s Northern Lights Showtimes -Two scheduled shows /day 1pm and 6:30 pm – will show on request for large groups as well.Northern Lights Center Features the amazing phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts state-of-the-art panoramic video and surroundsound systems. Wed, Jun, 28, Breastfeeding Support Group 1:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Thu, Jun, 29, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jun, 29, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat, Jul, 1, 150 Canada Day Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Canada Day Ball Tournament Lucky Lake Recreation Site Call Meaghen at 536-8023 for more details. Sat, Jul, 1, Arts in the Park 12:00 PM Sign Post Forest Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Sun, Jul, 2, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Jul, 3, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Jul, 4, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Jul, 4, 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 12:30-4:30 | 766-2545 Until Jul, 30, Alaskan Members Show Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Features 7 Alaskan artists, 4 of which are from Haines. Wed, Jun, 28, Skagway donor meeting - evening Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 28, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Jun, 28, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 28, Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 28, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jun, 28, Nature Walkers 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 28, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 28, Ukulele Jam 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 28, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 28, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jun, 28, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 28, Haines Borough/Fish & Game Meeting - Harbor Sport Ramp 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jun, 28, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu, Jun, 29, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Jun, 29, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 30, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Jun, 30, Children’s Theater Camp 10:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 30, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 30, Story time @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 30, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 30, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jun, 30, Fairytale Theater: the Frog Prince 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 30, Spanish Fun 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 30, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 30, Amateur Magicians 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jun, 30, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

Fri, Jun, 30, Ultimate Frisbee 6:30 PM Haines Borough Alaska For more information call or text Ryan 907-314-3014 Sat, Jul, 1, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 AM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sun, Jul, 2, - 23, Children’s Theater Camp 10:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Jul, 2, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Jul, 2, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 3, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Jul, 3, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 3, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 3, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 3, Puppets 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 3, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 3, Build a Better Life: Friends and Fun 101 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 3, Gardner’s Club 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 3, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 3, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 3, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Jul, 4, Independence Day Celebrations Haines Borough Alaska Mt. Ripinsky run, a parade, BBQ, mud volleyball, pie eating contest and much more. 766-2202 Tue, Jul, 4, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Jul, 4, Legion Monthly Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 6:00 PM American Legion Tue, Jul, 4, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Jul, 4, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 5, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Jul, 5, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 5, Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 5, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jul, 5, Nature Walkers 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 5, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 5, Ukulele Jam 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 5, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 5, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 5, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 5, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

SKAGWAY

Wed, Jun, 28, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jun, 28, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 28, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jun, 28, Acro Jam 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed, Jun, 28, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu, Jun, 29, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 29, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 29, Mat Pilates 7:15 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu, Jun, 29, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jun, 29, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 29, Zumba with Keara 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Latin�inspired cardio�dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Thu, Jun, 29, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 29, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jun, 29, TRX Suspension Training 8:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required

Fri, Jun, 30, - Jul, 2, International Co-Ed Softball Tournament Skagway Alaska Seven Pastures with Round Robin play then into Tournament seeding. Concessions available. Fri, Jun, 30, Gentle Flow 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri, Jun, 30, Friday Dance Night 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring DJ EL-P Sat, Jul, 1, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Jul, 1, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jul, 1, Flow and Restore 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Powerful vinyasa style class with a focus in strengthening the entire body, ending with restorative/yin style poses to soak in the energy and heat created in the flow. Sat, Jul, 1, Jazz Funk Class 7:00 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 Sun, Jul, 2, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Jul, 3, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Jul, 3, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 3, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 3, Fourth of July Cornhole Tournament 6:00 PM Skagway Alaska Annual Singles Tournament Mon, Jul, 3, Fourth of July Cornhole Tournament 6:00 PM Skagway Alaska Annual Doubles Tournament - All proceeds go to the Boosters Club Mon, Jul, 3, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 3, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 3, Music Mondays 7:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring different musicians each week. Mon, Jul, 3, Red Onion Street Dance w/Dread Onion! 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Live Music on Broadway between 2nd & 3rd Ave. [weather permitting] Tue, Jul, 4, 4th of July Celebration Skagway Alaska Events all around Skagway, a fun filled day! Tue, Jul, 4, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Mat Pilates 7:15 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue, Jul, 4, 4th of July - Kiddie and Main Parade 9:30 AM Skagway Alaska This ‘mini’ parade starts at 2nd Ave., goes north on Broadway to 4th Ave. Ending in front of the Judge’s Stand. Kids can register at 2nd Ave. at 9:15am. The main parade floats will stage on 1st Ave and will travel north to 7th Ave for the parade, making the loop at City Hall and back to 1st Tue, Jul, 4, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Jul, 4, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 4, Zumba with Keara 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Latin�inspired cardio�dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Tue, Jul, 4, Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue, Jul, 4, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 5, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jul, 5, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 5, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 5, Acro Jam 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed, Jul, 5, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Tue, Jul, 4, 4th of July Block Party The Station Bar & Grill Tue, Jul, 4, 5th Annual 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest 2:00 PM The Station Bar & Grill How many can you eat, $100 for the winner!


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Come and Celebrate with us in Haines Alaska for July 4!

July 4 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Farmer’s Market, Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds

July 15 Chilkat Challenge Triathlon, Haines area

Local growers, chefs, and artisans sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products. Open on Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 1pm.

Join us for the 1st Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon: 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.

4th of July Parade Mud Volleyball Tournament Races and Contests Face painting Book and Bake Sale Dunk Tank July 24-29

Girls Rock Camp, Mosquito Lake Community School

At the sleepaway camp you can learn a new instrument, form a band, and/ or write orignal songs. Haines rock stars will showcase at the Southeast State Fair on the 29th. For more information: girlsrockcampalaska.org

Food Vendors Craft Sale BBQ Mad River Race on the Chilkoot Fireworks over the waterfront

July 27-30 48th Annual Southeast State Fair Four fun-filled days at the end of July. Includes a parade, exhibits, logging show, live music, horseshoe tournament, fun-run, kids’ stage, amusement rides, Alaska vendors, food and entertainment, live animals, puppet shows and more! Contact SE Alaska State Fair at 907-766-2476 or seakfair.org.

July 29 Haines Hustle

5K, 10K and trail half marathon. Contact SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476 or Email: director@seakfair.org seakfair.org

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Celebrate Canada Day JULY 1st in Haines Junction! ....Then Keep on Celebrating in Haines Alaska July 4

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

July 1 STARTING AT

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June 29

ALASKA HIGHWAY 75th Anniversary Celebration

Free Family Friendly Festivities 12:30 pm Soldier’s Summit Trailhead, Alaska Hwy, Km 1649, YT. Call the Kluane National Park Visitor Centre: 867-634-7207

BICYCLE DECORATING 11:00 A.M. - PARADE 11:45 - CEREMONIES AT THE ST. ELIAS CENTRE (SINGING OF OH CANADA, PRESENTATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS, FLAG RAISING) 12:00 NOON - COMMUNITY BBQ LUNCH 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - KIDS’ EVENTS, MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT 2:00 - 5:00 P.M. - FREE SWIM AT THE POOL

WISH150 YUKON MOSAIC

OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALKS: 3-5 PM KLUANE NATIONAL PARK AND RESERVE VISITOR CENTRE IN THE DA KU CULTURAL CENTRE. EXHIBITION WILL BE ON DISPLAY UNTIL JULY 28 July 5, 9 August 2, 16, 30

HAINES JUNCTION Community Market

Da Ku Cultural Centre 4-6 pm

August 11-13 AUGUSTO!

Yukon’s FIRST Children’s Festival St. Elias Convention Centre

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Wed, Jun, 28 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed, Jun, 28 Insanity Live in the Park 5:00 PM Rotary Peace Park Insanity welcome’s ALL levels of fitness, runs Monday & Wednesday evening’s until July 12th , to register email at Brittyfit@ gmail.com or call/text 335-4281 Wed, Jun, 28 Adult Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 6684794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Thu, Jun, 29 Knee High Nature 10:30 AM Middle McIntyre Creek Bring your youngsters out for a different naturebased activity each week. Activities and games are designed for kids ages 4 - 6, but siblings are welcome. Thu, Jun, 29 One Hour Drop In Classes - Barreilates 5:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness This class sculpts, tones, and gives you a strong core. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Jun, 29 YASC 6 -9 6:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu, Jun, 29 Youth Drop In 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@ polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early.

Fri, Jun, 30 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat, Jul, 1 YASC 1 - 4 1:00 PM Biathlon Range Sun, Jul, 2 Reckless Raven Yukon 50 Mile Ultra Whitehorse, Yukon Yukon’s FIRST ultra trail race - 50 miles on flowy singletrack and killer hills! Email recklessraven50@gmail.com for more information. Mon, Jul, 3 Morning Bird Walk 7:00 AM Shipyards Park All are welcome! Car-pooling from meeting points is encouraged. Free. For information email: jennifer_trapnell@hotmail.com (cell 3353918) Mon, Jul, 3 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Mon, Jul, 3 Insanity Live in the Park 5:00 PM Rotary Peace Park Insanity welcome’s ALL levels of fitness, runs Monday & Wednesday evening’s until July 12th , to register email at Brittyfit@ gmail.com or call/text 335-4281 Mon, Jul, 3 Explore Pilates 6:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness This class is taught at a slower pace as there is an emphasis on proper technique and execution throughout the session. Register online or call 334-3479 for more

Wellness LISTINGS Until Jul, 1, 7 Days of Jeff Mah Alpine Bakery An interesting journey of selfexploration and discovery, all with delightful energy, laughter + a little beet of sweat. To register email wallymaltz@ mac.com Wed, Jun, 28, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 AM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Jun, 28, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Jun, 28, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 Wed, Jun, 28, Hips Hams Better Backs 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Beginner/ experienced beginner – stretch, standing poses, back healing work. To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Thu, Jun, 29, Your Core and Your Floor 7:00 PM Whitehorse Physiotherapy Call to pre-register! 667-2138 Fri, Jun, 30, Create Your Day 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery All levels – stretch, flow, restore + meditation To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Fri, Jun, 30, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri, Jun, 30, Fermented Foodies Culture Club 5:00 PM Farmer Roberts Every last Friday of the month, in the tea room, come learn or bring some to share. Fri, Jun, 30, Meditation & Movement with Amy 7:00 PM True North Massage & Yoga With instructor Amy Garcia-Baker, Karma Class is free Friday nights until June 30th. A combination of meditation and yoga. Great for Beginners. Sun, Jul, 2, Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com

information. Tue, Jul, 4 YASC - 1:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue, Jul, 4 Roller skiing 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed, Jul, 5 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed, Jul, 5 Insanity Live in the Park 5:00 PM Rotary Peace Park Insanity welcome’s ALL levels of fitness, runs Monday & Wednesday evening’s until July 12th , to register email at Brittyfit@ gmail.com or call/text 335-4281 Wed, Jul, 5 Pound® - Rockout. Workout. 6:30 PM Peak Fitness Channel your inner rockstar with this full-body cardio jam session of a workout inspired by drumming. 6 week session, Wednesdays until August 16th. To register email 867fyt@gmail.com

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Mon, Jul, 3, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Jul, 3, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Jul, 3, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Jul, 3, Hips Hams Core 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue, Jul, 4, Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weighin and registration, room A2202. 403-4730645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue, Jul, 4, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed, Jul, 5, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 AM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Jul, 5, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wednesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance.

Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM Sarah Steele Building,6210 - 6th Ave Friday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steele Building, 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sunday Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM Sarah Steel Bldg. 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Monday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave. Phone: AA 1-877-364-7277 (24 hours a day)


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ust two weeks ago – and many times over the past – I’ve heard people say they saw a grizzly bear along the road or out in the wilderness. In many cases I have asked why they were sure it was a grizzly bear and all too often the only reason is that it was brown in colour. Colour does not help to distinguish one type of bear from another as both types of bears come in all the same colours. Being able to tell the difference between a black bear and a grizzly bear is good from a personal knowledge perspective. It is even more important because the bears typically behave differently when they meet a human and identification of species may help understand the bear’s behaviour and avoid an unpleasant and perhaps life-threatening situation. In a close-up meeting a grizzly is generally more apt to be very aggressive while a black bear is more likely to leave the scene and avoid the situation. This is not a hard and fast rule as there are exceptions. Various shades of brown and

cinnamon are very common colours for both species of bears. A smaller brown coloured bear is likely a black bear because a “smaller” grizzly bear will be accompanied by it’s mother as they stay together for three years. Size doesn’t help much as it might be a large black bear or a smaller grizzly bear. Size is very difficult to gauge anyway as you really have nothing to compare it to in order estimate it’s how big it is. The really important clues are as follows: A grizzly has a prominent shoulder hump while the highest part of a black bear’s back is at the rump. However in some postures the grizzly hump is not obvious, while a black bear standing with it’s front paws on a log or rock may appear to have a hump. In either case the posture will change when the bear moves and you will get a better view of the back profile. Grizzly bears have a concave or dished facial profile from the forehead to the nose while a black bear generally has a straight profile from forehead to nose. Grizzly bears grow very long

claws suitable for digging and tearing up stumps, etc. They may be as long as your fingers. Black bears claws are much shorter and are more useful for climbing trees, which is a more common activity for black bears, but can also be done by grizzly bears. It is important to note that you have probably already made a big mistake if you are close enough to any bear to see the length of it’s claws. It is very important to remember that all of the Yukon is bear country and that they are the permanent residents, while we are the visitors. Always be respectful of bears and other wildlife as our presence stresses them. I suggest that you always carry a bear-spray and learn it’s use and limitations. Step Outside columnist Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon.

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People and Passions with Aislinn Cornett

Healing through Massage

Yukoner Justine Alton practicing a form of massage that facilitates mind-body healing

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ustine Alton is no stranger to health issues. Since she was 19-years-old, the born and raised Yukoner has had a keen interest in psychology, bodywork and holistic health and wellness, but it was her own 10-year struggle with deep seated physical health issues that led Alton to discovering the profound benefits of massage therapy. Alton’s childhood was spent in Dawson City, where she grew up wandering the tailings piles of her father’s gold mine. During her twenties, Alton explored her interest in alternative medicine techniques, experimenting with cranial sacral therapy, massage, Trager, Rolfing, Reiki, energy work and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After meeting her partner and moving to Nova Scotia in 2010, Alton met a massage therapist who opened her eyes to the power of massage therapy. “I had periods of being happy, healthy and wild, and other periods, where I was going to emergency off and on for months,” Alton says. “It was scary. “After a few surgeries, hormone therapy and endometriosis, I had given up and was really struggling.” It was massage therapy that helped turn her health around. Alton went on to complete the 2,200 hour Massage Therapy Program at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax, where she graduated with honours in 2014, despite battling a concussion and shoulder injury in her second year of training. During her studies, she was introduced to a massage technique called John Barnes Myofascial Release. After discovering this innovative treatment method, she was hooked. So what exactly is “myofascial” and why does it matter? Alton explains that “myo” is the abbreviation for muscle and “fascia” is the three-dimensional

Justine Alton completes a Myofascial Release treatment on a client connective tissue system of the body. Fascia connects all the internal structures like a spider web, even permeating down to a cellular level. It supplies structural support to the body and aids the body’s ability to function and move. When injury and trauma occurs, the fascia loses its elasticity and becomes restricted. Traumas such as repetitive stress injuries, car accidents, surgery or long term poor postural habits can accumulate over time and cause chronic pain, decreased range of motion and dysfunction. Alton found that Myofascial Release not only provided clients with longer lasting results and structural improvements, but allowed a mind-body reconnection following trauma. The philosophy is that cells and tissues act as a storing ground for our lived experiences, and if not properly released, these micro and macro

traumas can be stored deep within the tissues. Alton says the Myofascial Release technique results in a deep release of such experiences. “I thought, this is everything I have been searching for,” Alton says. “It literally seemed to be able to do the impossible.” While there are several different styles of this technique, Alton explains that the John Barnes method is a very specific form in that it is gentle, and works with the tissue rather than against it. The approach involves finding “the money spots” and sustaining gentle pressure and holds on these areas for five minutes or longer. By releasing restrictions, the entire fascial system is able to let go of stress and tension. Alton borrows her mentor John Barnes’ metaphor to explain. “Say you get in a fender bender, do you want someone to just massage your hood where the

dent is, or do you want them to pull the dent out?” As a massage therapist, Alton discovered that massage alone wasn’t enough, and she wanted to take things to the next level. She has completed four John Barnes Myofascial Release courses, including an an unwinding and fascial pelvis course. Alton is the only practitioner in Whitehorse who focuses on this method exclusively and at this level. It is now Alton’s mission to give back to others who struggle with health issues. On May 23rd, she realized this vision by opening up her own massage therapy clinic, Birch Tree Bodyworks. While every body responds differently, Alton says that people can expect to see decrease in chronic pain, anxiety and stress, and physical and psychological issues as well. She hopes to assist people in reconnecting to their bodies and to provide the tools

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so people can properly care for themselves without discomfort and pain. “Talk therapy can only go so far. If there is other trauma going on, the body needs to release, as well,” Alton says. Though she sees massage therapy as treating mind, body and spirit, she encourages clients to balance talk therapy and bodywork, if needed. Birchtree Bodyworks is located at 208 Alexander Street in the former East West Clinic. Alton shares her clinic with naturopathic doctor, Gordon Smith. “You walk into this place and get slammed with good energy,” Alton exclaims, attributing this to East West Clinic founders Dr. Xiu-Mei Zhang and the late Dr. Jim Zheng. “I’m so gung-ho. I want to give back to people because I had a team of wonderful people who supported me throughout the years to get to where I am today,” Alton says. “To be able to be that person for somebody and to help them through that dark place, was always my dream. I truly want to make that difference and help individuals live a pain free life.” Birch Tree Bodyworks is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alton suggests booking appointments one to two weeks in advance, particularly if clients want to engage in a series of bodywork. Appointments can be made through her website www.BirchTreeBodyWorks.ca. She can also be reached through the Facebook page or by calling 867-332-0347.

Aislinn Cornett is a Yukoner, freelance writer, artist and art therapist currently writing and living on the beach in Mexico.


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2017 SKAGWAY, ALASKA INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION JULY 4 SPECIAL THANKS TO

Skagway Chamber of Commerce for organizing Skagway’s Independence Day Celebration & compiling this schedule of events! Steve & Sallie Reeder for sponsoring the Midnight Sun Pipe Band from Whitehorse. All of our 2017 Ducky Derby sponsors: White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, Waystin Tires & Rentals, American Legion Post #007, Petro Marine, Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau, Richter’s, Alaska Liquor Store, Alaskan Fudge Company.

JUNE 30 - JULY 2 INTERNATIONAL CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Seven Pastures. Starts Friday around 6 pm with Round Robin play then into Tournament seeding. Concessions available.

JULY 3 6 PM 4 th ANNUAL SINGLES CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

1 Man Teams! $10 Entry Fee. Winners receive $100 Gift Card to the Station. Proceeds go to Skagway Booster Club. (The Station Bar & Grill)

9-11 PM RED ONION STREET DANCE with DREAD ONION!

LIVE MUSIC on Broadway between 2 nd & 3 rd Ave ...weather permitting! (Red Onion)

FOOT RACES & GAMES FOR KIDS

8 AM SKAGWAY NEWS DEPOT 5K RUN-AROUND

Sign up at the Skagway News Depot beginning at 7:30 AM. Meet at 3 rd Ave & Broadway, 5K course around Historic Skagway Costumes earn extra cheers.

8 AM to CLOSE BLOCK PARTY AT THE STATION Bar & Grill 4 Ave between State & Main St. 7 AM-10:45 AM Free Coffee with any Breakfast Sandwich 11 AM-9 PM STREET FARE $3 Grilled Hot Dogs & $7 Burgers $4/16oz Well-Drinks, $5/16oz Margaritas 2PM Hot Dog Eating Contest 2:30 PM Tatum Sager & Jess Callies 4 PM-7 PM 4/50 playing Live outside! 6 PM Corn Hole Tournament. th

9:30 AM KIDDIE PARADE This ‘mini’ parade starts at 2 nd Ave, goes north on Broadway to 4 th Ave, ending in front of the Judge’s Stand. Kids can register at 2 nd Ave at 9:15am. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)

10 AM MAIN PARADE Please keep the streets clear!

Parade floats will stage on 1st Ave & will travel north to 7th Ave for the parade, making the loop at City Hall & back to 1st so you can see it not once, but twice! Grand Marshals: Karla & Duff Ray, Emcee: Blaine Mero (Skagway Chamber of Commerce) IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE:

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Smoked BBQ Ribs, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cobb, Hog dogs & a vegetarian option plus water & sodas for sale. Broadway Bites is featuring an outdoor espresso bar & tableside dessert service & $1 Shaved Ice from Sweet Treats. (Fraternal Order of Eagles #25)

11 AM- 9 PM THE STATION Bar & Grill FOOD & BEVERAGE STREET FARE PARTY $3 Grilled Hot Dogs & $7 Burgers $2 Lemonades, $4 Well Drinks, $4 Coors Light Drafts, $5 Margaritas

11 AM-1 PM 6 th ANNUAL CODY ELLINGSON 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT & SPEED BALL COMPETITION 3 rd Ave. Kicking off this event with a speed ball tournament 50/50. Proceeds are split between winner & the Skagway Lady Panthers basketball team. Try your luck at a game of hoops. Register at 11:00 am & present a $35 entry fee per team. (Frontier Excursions & Adventures, Skagway Float Tours & Skagway Lady Panthers)

11 AM-1 PM PANTHER’S TACOS & MEATS

Skagway Panthers High School Basketball teams serve up some delicious smoked tacos at the 3 on 3 tournament. Come help these athletes raise money for camps & fill your tummy with some of the best smoked meat & tacos you’ve ever had. (Skagway Panthers Basketball athletes, parents & coaches)

4 th Ave & Broadway. Be on time, these go fast! (Skagway Emblem Club #111)

ANNUAL TENT EVENT

Saturday, July 1 • 9:30am-7pm

GREAT INVENTORY OF NEW BIKES, COMPONENTS, AND APPAREL!

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12-4 PM STREET FOOD & BEER GARDEN

2 nd Ave & Broadway. Brats, burgers, veggie burgers & other treats! (Red Onion)

12 -1 PM KID GAMES AT THE MOORE HOMESTEAD

5th & Spring Street - Yard games All are invited to join. (National Park Service)

1 PM EGG TOSS

Broadway between 3 rd & 4 th Ave Skagway holds the Guinness Book of World Records Title for this event! (Buckwheat Donahue & Elks BPOE 431)

1:30 PM FILL IT UP

Family Fuel at 2 nd Ave. Gather your 4-person team for this event. All ages are welcome. Be the first team to "Fill It Up" & win a prize. Team members may get wet! (Family Fuel)

3 PM EAGLES 4th OF JULY PIE EATING CONTEST

6 th & Broadway. 4 GROUPS: GIRLS (17 & under) LADIES (18 & over) BOYS (17 & under) MEN (18 & over) Prizes in each group. Only 12 slots per age category so get your seat! (Fraternal Order of Eagles 25)

3 PM HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

4th Ave, AK Mountain Guide housing yard Sometimes they take the horses out of the shoes first. (Elks BPOE 431)

3:30 PM SLOW BIKE RACE

3rd to 4th Ave on Broadway. Whoever rides the slowest, not taking their feet off pedals, wins. Helmets required. (Sockeye Cycle)

4 PM SPIKE DRIVING CONTEST

Corner of 4th Ave & State. Bring your strong arm tactics! (White Pass & Yukon Route)

4- 7 PM LIVE AT THE STATION Bar & Grill 4/50 – 4th Ave between State & Main.

5 PM 21 st ANNUAL DUCKY DERBY

Broadway between 4 th & 5th Ave. Join in & show off those muscles you’ve been working on all winter! (Mountain Shop & Packer Expeditions)

Pullen Pond – 1,500 little plastic duckies fight their way to the finish line. First duck across the finish line earns $1,000. Six wild ducks picked at random each earn $100. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)

2 PM HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

6 PM CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT

1:30 PM TUG-OF-WAR

The Station on 4 th Ave between State & Main Winners receive $100 CASH! (Sponsored by Corner Propane, at The Station Bar & Grill)

2:30 PM LIVE AT THE STATION Bar & Grill JESS CALLIES & TATUM SAGER 4 th Ave between State & Main St.

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4th Ave between State & Main St. $20 Entry fee per team. Winners receives $100 gift card to the Station. All Proceeds go to Skagway Boosters Club (The Station Bar & Grill)

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