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visit to Watson Lake would not be complete without a walk through the amazing Sign Post Forest with its more than 77,000 signs, or a stop at the little shop covered in license plates at the back of the Sign Post Forest. It’s likely you will find John Reynolds, owner of the The DuDrop In Gift Shop, in his customary straw cowboy hat and infectious smile. Reynolds explains that he and his family want their country lifestyle reflected in the experience at the gift shop. “You’ll often hear some Johnny Cash or bluegrass playing from our porch and get a howdy upon your coming within view of my chair upon the deck,” Reynolds says. Following him into the rustic interior of his shop, you notice the rough-hewed wood shelves displaying local products. Not only is he knowledgeable about all the items, he knows the artisans personally. Gracing the walls are beautiful, incredibly lifelike, pencil portraits by Carly Reynolds of Sunrise Portraits. She is also available for commission work. Bee Whyld Yukon Fireweed Honey is available for purchase here. The three blends of Northern Ora’s chaga tea can be found at the DuDrop In Gift Shop. Distinctive home décor pieces made from driftwood and reclaimed wood by Heartwood and Soul are also available for sale here. All of these artisans can be found on Facebook under their company names.
The DuDrop In Gift Shop offers custom license plates while you wait – a memento from the Sign Post Forest to take home or place on the front of your vehicle. There are a variety of backgrounds to pick from, including the Sign Post Forest, the northern lights and a couple veteran plates. For a unique and personal souvenir, get a license plate of your province, state or territory and have it personalized. Many people like their last name and the distance to their hometown printed on the plate. For visitors wanting to hang a sign in the forest, The DuDrop In has pieces of locally milled lumber for people to personalize. The finished sign will be varnished and a ladder, nails and hammer offered to facilitate the addition to the forest. With the opening of the Alaska Highway to the public in 1948, numerous gift shops popped up around The Sign Post Forest over the following decades. The building housing the DuDrop In Gift Shop has a history of its own, being one of only two remaining gift shop buildings still standing. This little building standing at the back of the Sign Post Forest caught Reynolds’ eye. Knowing that he could give new life to the old building, he and his wife, Carly, purchased the building in 2014, having never seen the inside. “It was a solid undertaking – paying before ever seeing the inside of the building, Reynolds says. “Decrepit, partially water damaged and uneven, it sat upon the moist spring ground the first
time I had the keys to finally view the inside. That spring, still with piles of snow along the boardwalk, I rebuilt the supports, levelled, and replaced the interior walls, vapour barrier, roofing, trim and light fixtures.” The DuDrop In was opened as a gift shop at the Sign Post Forest in 2015 to offer visitors a friendly place to visit and a sampling of local products. When asked about the future of the gift shop, Reynolds responds, “I have my sights on an expansion this year to the gift shop, planning an addition by the end of the summer to showcase more local artisans, especially native art. I am passionate for the oil paintings and artwork of many forms, be it wood, drawn or music. “We strive to focus on family values and customer service here. Whether renting out a hammer and stepladder by donation or just visiting alongside the forest, I truly appreciate each person I am able to interact with daily. We must, after all, truly be the change we wish to see upon this beautiful planet. My family and I are completely content and appreciative for each sale and interaction that comes into our lives.” The DuDrop In Gift Shop is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Faye Dobek is a writer based in Watson Lake who loves her community.
July 12, 2017
Girls Gone Wild(erness)
On the Cover Salmon Welcoming Ceremony at the the 2015 Haa Ḵusteeyí selebration on in Teslin. There’s a moratorium on salmon ﬁshing in Teslin so the salmon are brought in from Atlin. This ceremony welcomes the Atlin salmon to Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory.
New program will teach teen girls outdoor skills by Amy Kenny
artha Henderson didn’t expect to get one of the six Young Nature Leadership Grants awarded by Nature Canada this year. “I’m a bit stressed honestly,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Oh no, people are expecting things of me now!’” All jokes aside, the 25-year old Whitehorse resident says she’s flattered and honoured to have been chosen as one of the recipients of the brand-new award, designed to encourage leadership in naturebased activities and experiences. Henderson, who grew up in Calgary, but moved to Yukon a year ago, after finishing a degree in earth and ocean sciences at the University of Victoria, found out about the opportunity through Facebook. The Canadian Parks Council recently published The Nature Playbook – a handbook that aims to foster a love of the outdoors in young Canadians. Nature Canada held a contest to award $1,000 grants to the top six projects inspired by the Playbook. Before moving to Whitehorse, Henderson had worked at an outdoor school in the Rockies, with kids of all different ages. She also has experience as an education programmer at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, where she ran nature camps. That, along with her own personal outdoor experience, inspired Henderson to develop the idea for a Girl’s Nature Club. One of its goals is to empower teen girls, aged 12 to 15, by giving them the
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Martha Henderson, a newcomer to Whitehorse, has been chosen as one of six recipients of the first-ever Young Nature Leadership Grants. skills to be confident in the wilderness. “I think those years can be a really confusing and interesting time for girls… I’m hoping [the club] will be a really nice place for girls to be able to gain confidence in their lives,” Henderson says. “They’ll learn basic necessities like just building a fire, trip planning, some wilderness safety. Orienteering is really fun because it’s like a scavenger hunt. Cooking outside. I’m convinced that all food tastes better when you eat it outside, so that might be the basis of the club,” she laughs. Henderson was involved in Brownies as a kid, but her love of the wilderness was inspired by an outdoor education class she took
in high school. They went hiking and biking; they built quinzees and went cross-country skiing. “I loved that it counted as being in school when I was really just playing outside with my friends,” she says. “Maybe my life would have turned out the same not having taken that course, but it’s a big reason why I went [to university] for earth and ocean sciences.” Henderson says the program will likely run in the fall, because she knows most kids are busy with a packed summer schedule. She’s not yet sure where she’ll host the club, but she says there’s not going to be any shortage of places for the girls to explore. “Whitehorse is such a wonderful wilderness city,” she says.
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And while her own work as a geologist means she doesn’t have the kind of schedule that will allow her to run the club on an ongoing basis – she has to travel to Ontario this summer for work – she does think it would be great if there was enough interest in it to make it sustainable over the longterm. “It’s something that I’m passionate about,” she says. Keeping in mind that the project idea is still in the planning stages, “I would love if this became a thing in Whitehorse. If there was this cool girl’s club.”
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This summer Kathy Jessup, Bill Dolan, and Allison Tubman are taking their show to the highway that inspired it
rowing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a professional storyteller. When her current show starts in Canada this July though, she jokes it will be vindicating. “This tour has given me a chance to get a little respect,” Jessup laughs. That tour is Alaska Highway Road Show, which visits three Yukon communities in mid-July. Jessup has been working on it for two years. In 2013, she was scheduled to perform at a festival in Scotland. The theme of the fest was “journeys.” Jessup’s mind went immediately to the Alaska Highway, which runs through Fort Nelson. Her father was one of the first commercial truckers to drive the highway, so Jessup started calling him every Sunday to ask him to repeat the stories he’d told her when she was a kid. She then developed a show around those stories. The response was so good (“Europe is crazy for northern Canada and they ate it up. They just couldn’t get enough of it!”), that Jessup eventually started thinking about re-working it for this 2017 – the 75th anniversary of the highway. She got in touch with her brother, musician Bill Dolan,
and they started kicking around ideas. Jessup was adamant that the First Nations experience of the highway be included, so her brother contacted author Allison Tubman, who wrote The McDonalds: The Lives & Legends of a Kaska Dena Family. After that, Jessup says, the show wrote itself. It was like watching puzzle pieces fall into place – a puzzle made up of stories, songs and photos. “Now it’s just rolling like a truck getting up to speed,” she says. The Alaska Highway Road Show will kick off with a free show in Edmonton on July 5. After that, Jessup, Dolan, and Tubman will hit the highway, performing in 11 communities. Jessup said sponsorship (including from the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council) has allowed her to plan stops in smaller communities where ticket sales won’t make or break the tour. This includes venues in Teslin and Toad River, B.C. – places where Jessup knew there would be a personal interest in celebrating the highway’s anniversary. “I thought to myself ‘Okay, I don’t want a show that only goes to the big centres’… if we go to Lower Post and we talk to 10 Elders and a couple little kids, I’m happy. We’re going everywhere.” She also hopes to see some current and former truckers out in the audience. The Alaska Highway holds a
special place in the hearts of those who’ve driven it, she says, though it took her a while to realize why her dad reminisced about it so often. Growing up on it, she didn’t notice anything remarkable about it, other than how busy it was. “You really didn’t get why it was special, because it was long and hot and dusty and bumpy,” she says. But touring the United Kingdom and driving highways in other countries gave her an appreciation for the beautiful scenery and the incredible wildlife that characterize the highway. And if you dig a little deeper, you can find incredible stories of the tough people who worked on it and who decided to make homes along it. The Alaska Highway Road Show will be in Watson Lake at Morgan Chaddock Community Hall on July 17 at 7 p.m. It will visit the Tlingit Heritage Centre on July 18 at 1 p.m. It will come to the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse on July 19 at 7 p.m. The show is 90-minutes. A handful of performances are free, including in Teslin, where the Teslin Tlingit Council is hosting the show. More information is online at AlaskaHighwayRoadshow.com. Amy Kenny is a writer and artist living in Whitehorse. She likes books, bikes and being outside.
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t was a strange encounter that still has my brain abuzz. I was walking home from the grocery store in my current city of residence southeast of Whitehorse. My route took me past the site where small men and large machines have been toiling for months to build a massive parking garage. As the work has proceeded, I’ve been puzzled by the amount of seemingly redundant infrastructure in the grand crater, which appears to have little or no relevance to the actual parking of cars. Maybe it’s a guy thing, but I stopped to watch, as I often do. After a while, I couldn’t stop myself from questioning the flagman who was there to ensure the various trucks, backhoes, cranes and other implements of destruction had safe passage to the site. “What’s with all those outcroppings of cement and rebar? Where the heck are the cars supposed to go?” I asked. “It’s structural,” he answered enigmatically. “So, basically foundation stuff, huh?” “Yup,” he replied. “Well, I guess those architects and engineers know what they’re doing,” I conceded, before he turned the conversation on a dime. “And what did you do in your
July 12, 2017
Celebrate National Tlingit Day with a Fun Packed Weekend in Teslin
The 2017 Haa Ḵ u steeyí Celebration will take place July 27 to 30 in Teslin at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre by Michael Bramadat-Willcock
he biannual Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration and community gathering in Teslin this month presents a unique opportunity for Yukoners of all backgrounds to connect with the Tlingit community. “Everyone is welcome. We want everybody here. We want to share and showcase our culture to the world,” says Melaina Sheldon, community arts and events coordinator at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre. Sheldon is excited for the gathering, which the Teslin Tlingit are co-hosting with the Taku River Tlingit and Carcross Tagish First Nations. Sheldon says that the coastal Tlingit communities in Alaska have been hosting events like this for some time and that in 2009 the inland Tlingit communities of the Yukon got together organized this one. “We wanted to have something on the inland to celebrate here,” she says. The Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration has since replaced Discovery Day as a holiday for the Yukon Tlingit com-
munities as National Tlingit Day. The intention is for the celebration to travel between inland Tlingit communities on a rotating basis and it’s the fifth time that Teslin has hosted. “There’s no end of things to keep you busy and we fit it all into these handful of days. it’s the good vibes – like a good times buffett,” says Sheldon. The sense of community and connectedness is what keeps people coming back every year. “The event continues to grow. We keep getting more friends and family from Sitka and Juneau, for example. This is one of those times when we get to get together, where you hear people say ‘I met my cousins who I never knew.’ It’s a really beautiful time. There’s a lot of pride and cultural awareness,” says Sheldon. This year Alaska Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, who is of Tlingit heritage, is expected to be in attendance. The event will kick off on Thursday, July 27 with a traditional lake
crossing and arrival ceremony in a Tlingit canoe, followed by a greeting ceremony and the lighting of the Celebration Fire. The story behind the arrival ceremony is that guests from Carcross, Tagish and Atlin used to arrive in Teslin on foot. They would then be ferried across the river by their hosts and greeted on the shores of the lake. The Official Welcoming and Grand Entrance Parade with pageantry, flags and Tlingit regalia follows in the late afternoon. “Daily schedules include public art workshops, cultural demonstrations, storytelling, canoe rides, First Nation and contemporary performers, artists’ market, kids’ zone, hand games demonstrations, Tlingit language lessons and much, much more!” There will be a public feast every evening followed by cultural performances. “ There’s so much going on. I’ve never heard anyone say that they’re bored,” says Sheldon. There are a few new additions to this year’s schedule, too.
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Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration Group Photo from 2015 in front of the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre “This year it’s a jam packed event,” says Sheldon. “There’s a Tlingit language scavenger hunt and a traditional Tlingit fashion show and tell.” Sheldon says that the fashion show and tell is a grassroots event, “where you get to showcase the headpiece that you inherited from your great great grandfather, for example.” The Dań Kwanje ‘Á-Nààn Indigenous boat builders will be showcasing their four traditional watercraft, including a birch bark canoe, a dugout canoe, a seal skin kayak and a moose skin boat. All four boats are expected to be there on Saturday, July 29. There will be a soap berry ice cream making contest (and if you haven’t tasted soap berry ice cream you’re in for a treat). “Canoe races on Saturday afternoon are super exciting, too and of course there will be smoked salmon going on,” says Sheldon. The celebration is partnering with the Yukon Government in offering a traditional regalia care and maintenance workshop, where you can learn how to store your precious generational First
Nations heirlooms. The Git Hayetsk dance group from Vancouver will be performing as will Gwaandak Theatre with their Indigenous Summer Play Reading Series featuring two pieces by Tlingit playwright Frank Henry Kaash Katasse. Ravenstail weaving with Lily Hope and smoking salmon with Doug Smarch Jr will be happening all weekend. There’s also a family concert with the Northwest Territories group Digawolf who sing in the Tlicho language as well as in English. There is no charge to participate and Sheldon points out that it’s a low cost event. “Come for the day if you don’t have the time to spend the whole weekend. We had a really great event in 2016 and we’re expecting the same this year,” says Sheldon. She says that guests can expect a few surprise performances too. For more information you can visit www.TeslinTlingitHeritage. com. Michael Bramadat-Willcock is editor at What’s up Yukon. He’s a journalist based in Whitehorse. Lifestory available on request.
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Participants are welcome to use Park Free evening concert at the park Meetup 6:00 pm (co)space coworking the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and Wed, Jul, 12 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 space` Meet with like minded people that some tools are available for purchase. pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! love to talk and show off some cool tech! Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/ Thu, Jul, 13 Arts in the Park - Claire Ness Reach out to email@example.com for hour. 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour more information. Sun, Jul, 16, CypherFest Streetdance concert at the park Thu, Jul, 13, Kick-off Party - CypherFest Festival 2017 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Thu, Jul, 13 Cryptozoologists Album Streetdance Festival 2017 6:00 pm The Featuring artists from all over Canada. Release: Songs For Losers 7:00 pm Old Fire Hall Featuring artists from all over Tickets are online or at the door Splintered Craft Canada. entry by donation. Mon, Jul, 17, Free drop-in computer Thu, Jul, 13 Jam Night with Scott Thu, Jul, 13, Ragtime Revue Dinner labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Maynard 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Theatre 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse A Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A Inn weekly revue featuring the ragtime stylings tutor/Instructor will be available on site to Thu, Jul, 13 The Whiskeydicks 9:00 pm of two piano tornado. All dishes are served assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888Jarvis Street Saloon family style to your table, and includes 668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Thu, Jul, 13 Yukon Live Music - Ginger coffee, tea and water Mon, Jul, 17, GO The Surrounding Game Jam 10:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler room Thu, Jul, 13, Chess Corner 6:30 pm 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple fully electric jam session with PA system, Whitehorse Public Library Chess played Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. upstairs at the Library, beginners welcome, Welcome. For more information email: Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. firstname.lastname@example.org Fri, Jul, 14 Arts in the Park - The Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of Mon, Jul, 17, Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Sarcastic Onions 11:30 am LePage Park strategy. Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Free lunch hour concert at the park Fri, Jul, 14, Sun, Jul, 16, Kellie AmanteaTue, Jul, 18, Intro to Microsoft Excel 2016 Fri, Jul, 14 Parker Thomas Jazz 6:00 pm Angels Among Us Whitehorse, Yukon An 10:00 am Yukon Learn A 4 day course, call Westmark Whitehorse Join Tom Connor, internationally known medium intuitive and 322-0408 for more details. Nick Mah, Adam Cripps and Gui Chan for is coming to Whitehorse to spread the word Tue, Jul, 18, Packing our Stories Over an evening of Jazz. 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Until Jul, 15, Yukon Summer Music Camp - Registration Open Whitehorse, Yukon All ages camp; from beginners to professionals – everyone can ﬁnd a perfect class. Camp runs from July 31 - Aug 5. Call to register or for more information. 332-YMCS (9627) Wed, Jul, 12, Open House: Gunnar Nilsson & Mickey Lammers Research Forest 1:00 pm The Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research Forest New trail tours, geo-caching, forest playground. Bring your bike and GPS. Call 633- 7908 for more information.. Wed, Jul, 12, Hip Hop Show Vol. 2 7:00 pm Splintered Craft Featured MC’s/ Beat MakersJohn Stosh (John Stosh) Taltan Havoc (Jeremy Linville)Tan.One (Tanner Coyne )Bcray (Ben Craymer)+ more TBA Thu, Jul, 13, Knee High Nature 10:30 am Middle McIntyre Creek Bring your youngsters out for a different nature-based activity each week. Activities and games are designed for kids ages 4 - 6, but siblings are welcome. Fri, Jul, 14, 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, 15, Family Campout at Penner Ranch YACL Ofﬁce 667-4606 Lets meet at the YACL ofﬁce, space is limited please call or email to register. Sat, Jul, 15, Canada Parks Day Family Fun S.S.Klondike Celebrate Canada’s Parks and National Historic Sites. Join in guided walks, tours, and free family-friendly events. Visit Miles Canyon or the S.S. Klondike Sun, Jul, 16, Wee Moves 2:00 pm Yukon Transportation Museum AGES 3-5, an interactive afternoon of play and science exploration Leave the kids in our capable hands and run your Sunday errands or stay with us and get your hands dirty. Save your spot by registering at firstname.lastname@example.org Mon, Jul, 17, Wild & Woolly Summer Art Camp 9:00 am Arts Underground This ﬁve-day camp will explore creatures real and imaginary through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture. Call 667-4080 to register or register in person at Arts Underground Tue, Jul, 18, Science Magic Shipyards Park All ages. Have fun with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Lets stretch our minds and grow, free and drop in! Two times during the day at 1:30 - 2:30 pm and 3:15 - 4:00 pm. Wed, Jul, 19, Paint Party 6:30 pm Yukon Association for Community Living
Sat, Jul, 15, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Tue, Jul, 18, Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 pm Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed, Jul, 19, Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 email@example.com Wed, Jul, 19, The Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research AGM 12:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 668-3393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Wed, Jul, 19, Riverdale Whitehorse Community AGM 7:00 pm RIVERDALE Community meeting from 7-8; followed by the AGM from 8:00-8:30
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Worst hangover ever
flawed character struggles to unravel the threads of a pivotal event, though hobbled by some impediment – amnesia, maybe, or being stranded in a foreign country where everyone speaks an unfamiliar language. It’s a dramatic device of my favourite genre, but suspense thrillers are few and far between these days. In The Girl on the Train, released in 2016 and available on DVD at Whitehorse Public Library, it’s an alcoholic blackout that moors Rachel Watson with scraps of memory after waking up bruised and covered in blood from an incident she can’t remember, which occurred about the same time that a woman went missing from her suburban home. The woman and her husband were objects of fascination to Rachel, who has committed fully to alcohol in the sad aftermath of the breakdown of her marriage. Rachel has lost her job and resorted to pretending to her eminently kind roommate that she’s still going to work every day, riding the train back and forth from Manhattan to her previous home in the suburbs. From the train she catches glimpses of Megan (Haley Bennett) and her husband, and fantasizes about the connubial bliss between them. But one day Rachel sees Megan embracing a different man and that enrages her. Did she act on that rage? Rachel is known to be violent in her blackout episodes. “When you wake up like that, you don’t ask what happened, you just say that you’re sorry,” she says. Those incidents were perhaps the last straw for her husband Tom (Justin Theroux), who is now living in their old house with his new wife, Anna, and their infant daughter. Updates of their picture-perfect life are all too available on Facebook to torment Rachel. Megan’s secrets, confided to a fascinatingly compromised ther-
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Emily Blunt’s performance as Rachel – the unstable, often cringe-inducing, anti-heroine at the center of the plot – is one of the strongest elements of The Girl on the Train, together with Danny Elfman’s exceptional score and the cinematography of Charlotte Bruus Christensen. Lisa Kudrow plays a small but important role in propelling the film forward and Allison Janney plays Detective Sergeant Riley, whose own sleuthing isn’t much more competent than Rachel’s addled efforts to investigate Megan’s fate. Marianne Darragh is a regular visitor to the DVD shelf in the Whitehorse Public Library. Please send comments about her articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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with Dan Davidson
Remembering Canada’s Centennial Year I
was in Grade 10 in 1967. For some reason my school provided high school students with tree saplings to take home and plant. Why they were willow trees instead of maple trees I have no idea. Mine has been growing ever since, and it was a monster of a thing when I drove past it on Willow Street (a coincidence, I’m sure) in Hantsport, Nova Scotia, last fall. When some of that property was still owned by my family I used to walk up the lawn and pay it a visit, but those days are gone now. That the tree planting was one of the many activities tied into the Centennial celebrations is confirmed on page 48 of The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country, by Tom Hawthorn. I tell this story because of the first six words of this book’s title. My town had celebrations and a parade as usual on Dominion Day (as it was known until 1982), but I can’t recall folks losing their minds. At that point the elder generations in our home were still adjusting to 1965’s adoption of the maple leaf flag, which my grandparents didn’t like. It would be more than a decade later before “O Canada” displaced “God Save the Queen” as our national anthem in 1980, though most of my generation was probably surprised
to find that it hadn’t already done so since it had been in common use since 1939. Hawthorn’s book, however, shows that there were a fair number of people and places that got far more excited about Canada’s 100th birthday. He feels strongly that the Centennial Year changed the country. “The Canada of 1968 was a profoundly different place than the Canada of 1966,” he writes in his preface. How did this happen? Chapter one, called “The Giddy Year,” begins with this statement: “For one happy, giddy, insane year, a normally reserved people decide to hold a blockbuster party from coast to coast to coast.” The nine chapters are thematically grouped to show off the types of celebrations that took place. The entire narrative is bookended by chapters that refer to Expo 67, while in between are Official Centennial, 100 Years of Gratitude, Happy Birthday(s), Music and Festivals, Military Moments and Sports. It’s a very active book, with lots of photographs, colour tinted sidebar snippets, and dozens of amusing stories about the things people did. Terry Fox was probably inspired by the tales of people who walked, rode and drove across the country
in both directions in 1967. There is an epilogue chapter of Ongoing Re m i n d e r s , examples of structures or events that continue to exist since that year. I think my one critique would be that I don’t see how anyone could discuss Expo 67 without showing that delightful cartoon by Montreal cartoonist Aislin of the pregnant Jean Drapeau telling us all that the event could no more have a deficit than a man could have a baby. As for lingering effects, surely nothing could be more obvious than the legalization and proliferation of lotteries, the very first of which was the one created to pay for that “impossible” Expo deficit. It’s a cheerful book, produced in a high quality trade paperback edition. I’m still not sure about the first part of the title, but it was certainly a year when Canadians began to pay more attention to being Canadian. That’s not in dispute. The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country by
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THE TUTSHI is a small, technical river
THE TATSHENSHINI is perfect for the whole family. This exciting class III/IV river runs through beautiful scenery. We can cater the excitement level based on how we rig the raft and how we run the river. This allows us to take guests that are just 6 years old, or have a rowdy day on the river. Everyone that comes down has fun! We have been operating rafting trips on the Tatshenshini River since 1983.
located on the scenic Skagway Road. The trip starts with a series of small lakes leading to the headwaters of the river. The gentle river quickly disappears, as does the horizon line and you enter the heart of the canyon. The Tutshi canyon is fast, generally grade III, with a grade IV drop known as the Nozzle, which we will scout. Below the canyon we will paddle a section known as “The Drops”, which is a series of grade IV and V rapids, with flat pools at the bottom.
The trip can be done in one day, leaving Whitehorse by 7:45 a.m. and returning to Whitehorse by approximately 7:30 p.m. We do not provide transportation to the river, but do provide a courtesy shuttle from the end of the trip back to your vehicle at the put-in. Vehicle rentals and a map to the river location can be arranged in Whitehorse. The upper Tatshenshini is located on the Haines Road, a 2.5 – 3 hour ride from Whitehorse – an extremely scenic drive in itself.
The Tutshi is one exciting ride, but it is not for everybody. It is hard to stop in the canyon, and “The Drops” are steep. There will be an option to walk all “The Drops” if you feel uncomfortable rafting them. Pricing & Dates Daily Until End Of August.
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Bison Dan Dan Noodles
here are a lot of great things about peanut butter, but until you’ve had it spiked with chili oil and mixed with fresh noodles you haven’t
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Some ingredients for dan dan noodles Cooking the bison
INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 5 green onions, finely sliced 1 ½ pounds ground bison ¼ cup peanut butter 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 Tbsp chili oil 1 pound fresh noodles ½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped Salt, to taste
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July 12, 2017
Do You Bang, Do You Jingle, Do You Spray?
by Els Lundgaard
There about 10,000 black bears and 7,000 grizzlies in the Yukon wild. While you may never see one, you need to feel that you are armed with knowledge when you venture out
Bear spray canister. According to Environment Yukon, bear spray is a type of pepper or capsaicin spray under pressure that is aimed at a bear to irritate the mucous membranes around its nose and mouth. The bear will be temporarily distracted and completely focused on its discomfort PHOTO: Courtesy of Els Lundgaard year, work is expanding to include Environment Yukon, bear spray to use. The danger, aside from the Southern Lakes pilot project. is a type of pepper or capsaicin user injury, is having the flash and Residents in Carmacks can also spray under pressure that is aimed noise go off behind the bear and expect to see these enthusiastic at a bear to irritate the mucous having the bear run directly tomembranes around its nose and ward the user. young people this summer. Bear bells are the cheapest to Y2C2 staff Aislinn McManus, mouth. The bear will be temporAline Halliday, Soleil Stimson and arily distracted and completely buy and the easiest to use. You simply attach them to a loop in Harlan Schulze will join Heather focused on its discomfort. However, it is necessary to be your clothing and set off on your Ashthorn at the Atlin Music Fest, the Yukon River Quest and in quite close to the bear in order hike, the rhythmic jingling accomvarious schools to promote Bear for the spray to reach its head and panying your every step. Howhave any effect. The danger is ever, a bear may not associate the Safety. Now I know how to keep bears that it may take the user time to sound of bear bells and whistles uninterested in my yard. But what get the container aimed and ready with a human. It, instead, may be if I venture out? Every Tuesday, to spray, the user may not be close curious and come to investigate. I join the ElderActive group on enough to the bear, or wind may Is that why the nickname for bear a hike on one of the many trails blow the burning spray back onto bells is “bear calls”? Bear bangers, bear spray and around Whitehorse. There are the user. This deterrent is most efnine to 15 of us, sometimes as fective if the bear is close and the bear bells can be obtained at any outdoor, camping or hunting store. many as 25, and we follow each user is experienced in its use. Bear bangers make a loud But be advised that both bangers other, pretty much single-file. Some hikers carry bear spray, gunshot style noise. They are in- and spray cannot be transported some wear bear bells, and most tended to scare bears away with- over the border or onto airplanes. So, what to do? I went down to out harming them, and are used chat animatedly as they walk. As well, Freya, a friendly, by aiming them into the air and the local Tim Horton’s to ask some gentle dog often accompanies us. not at the bear. Bangers require a average, long-time Yukoners what As far as I’m concerned, a bear fire launcher and need expertise they do. They had stories upon stories about would have to bear encounters be completely More information can be found at: over the years. deaf not to have But a common sensed us long theme emerged: before we came WildWise Yukon, is located at 311, 108 Elliott St., 335-5212 whether you’re around a corner. Environment Yukon is located at 10 Burns Rd., 667-5652 camping alongBut if it didn’t, Yukon Visitor Centre, located at 100 Hanson St., 667-3084 side a lake, fishwould our nifty There are also Visitor Centres in Beaver Creek, Carcross, ing in a remote deterrents have Dawson City, Haines Junction and Watson LAKE. location, harany effect? vesting firewood According to
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ould you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear? I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I could confidently answer yes to all three challenges. But when WildWise Yukon knocked on my door, I was compelled to review what I knew. Heather Ashthorn is the executive director of WildWise Yukon, a group that promotes a safe living environment for wildlife and people through education, property audits and aversive conditioning. Property audits involve going door-to-door to talk with residents to make sure that any attractants on their properties are secure. Aversive conditioning is an attempt to teach both bears and humans correct behaviours to reduce conflicts. WildWise goes door-to-door to talk with residents to make sure that any attractants on their properties are secure. They encourage us to store garbage, outdoor compost, freezers, meat smokers, as well as gas and oil products, indoors or in a secure and locked shed. Barbecues should be cleaned regularly and the grease cans removed. WildWise stresses that it is our responsibility to reduce attractants wherever we can. Yukon Youth Conservation Corps (Y2C2) made up of Yukon university students, is helping WildWise install signs at trailheads around the territory. They are working to reduce human/ wildlife conflict, encourage change in human behavior, and increase education, outreach and research. Watch for them working on the Skagway Road this summer going door to door and installing sign. The entire project, including managing attractants, conservation officer assistance, engaging with the public works in conjunction with the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board. Funding is through the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust Fund and provides for a shoestring budget that allows for a mere 15 hours of work a week. WildWise is Yukon based in Whitehorse, but is expanding to other Yukon communities. In this, their fifth
or simply walking and cycling in country residential areas, the best thing to do is to keep calm. The bear no more wants an encounter with you than you do with it. And a surprised bear is put into a “flight or fight” moment, just as you are. Keep calm, breathe and quietly, slowly back up, keeping the bear in your sight. Bears can run faster than you, swim faster than you, climb higher than you. An especially helpful video, called Staying Safe in Bear Country, is offered for view at the Yukon Visitors Centre, at 100 Hanson Street in Whitehorse. There is nothing like sitting in a darkened theatre watching bears, larger than life, and learning and seeing how to prevent, deter and deflect the various situations that may arise in the bush. There about 10,000 black bears and 7,000 grizzlies in the Yukon wild. While you may never see one, you need to feel that you are armed with knowledge when you venture out. I saw the damage a black bear can do to a locked Land Rover when it is determined to get to the garbage can inside. I saw the photos that Italian cyclist, Michela Ton, took of grizzly bears that she passed on the highway while on her trek from Argentina to Alaska. Truly spine-tingling. I met young men – German tourists – who were determined to meet bears in the wild, going as far as carrying bacon in their backpacks. Crazy, just crazy. It remains that the bear does not want to encounter you, just as you do not want to encounter it. The easiest, the cheapest and the most effective way to avoid a surprise for both of you, is to make human noise. Talking, laughing, calling, singing, arguing- it matters not what you do, only that you do it. Especially, just before rounding a corner or cresting a hill. Now you know as much as I do. And, if you doubt that you’ll remember what to do if you encounter a bear, you may simply freeze or faint, which when it comes right down to it, is probably the safest behavior of all. Els Lundgaard is a Whitehorsebased writer and food lover. Questions or comments about her articles can be sent to email@example.com.
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Music Gets the Campfire Cooking Yukon Women in Music organize second year of free performances by Amy Kenny
t makes sense that Yukon Women in Music came up with the idea for a series of campfire sing-alongs during a campfire sing-along. It was the summer of 2015 when a couple members of the organization, including BJ MacLean, were camping at Pine Lake. That’s where they decided it would be fun to spend the summer playing as many of the Yukon Parks cook shacks as possible. Yukon Parks was immediately on board with the concept of free monthly performances, and they, as well as Tourism Yukon, kicked in some money to make The Cook Shack Sessions happen. This summer, after a hugely successful first run in 2016 (some listeners even followed the show, Deadhead-style, to multiple campgrounds), the Sessions are already halfway through a second season. MacLean says she hopes the music is a little extra incentive to get Yukoners out to campsites they might not otherwise visit. It’s also a really nice surprise for international campers, she says, to find a free show. McLean host every Cook Shack Session, but the lineup of musicians playing at them changes for each session. “Travellers all comment on amazing Yukon hospitality,” she says of audiences, which have wide-ranging demographics including kids, families, 20-somethings, retirees, and dogs (lots of dogs). They come from as far as Tasmania, and include travellers from the U.S., Canada, Belgium, Israel. All over the world, says MacLean. This year’s Sessions started in May with a performance at Tatchun Lake, followed in June by one at Lapie Canyon. On July 15, there will be a show at Quiet Lake South. For the Saturday, August 12 and Saturday, September 16 shows (at Million Dollar Falls and Pine Lake, respectively), the Sessions have partnered up with Canadian Heritage Rivers to
help celebrate the country’s Heritage Rivers (including the Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers) as part of the Canada 150 projects. “We’re celebrating the heritage of our beautiful rivers, and there will be historical presentations during the day that will focus on the importance of the rivers and waterways since the beginning of time, as well as their current influence on us,” says MacLean. Daytime activities will take place at each park in advance of the shows, which will feature river-themed music from performers. Visual artists and storytellers will also be participating in upcoming Cookshack Session dates. The Session at Million Dollar Falls Campground is in Haines Junction on CAFN Traditional Territory and will feature a Champagne and Aishihik First Nation elder who will recite an opening prayer in English and Southern Tutchone. There will also be an elder onsite doing the kind of beadwork for which the region is known, and a performance from the Dakwäkäda Dancers. Each Cook Shack Session begins at 7:30 p.m., then from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., anyone with an instrument is encouraged to join a jam. MacLean says jammers range from guitarists, to flautists, to those with homemade shakers, drums and more. The rule is if you can pack it in, and it’s acoustic, it’s welcome. Last year, the sessions at Teslin Lake even attracted the attention of a bagpiper. “It’s a great opportunity because it’s casual and it’s kind of non-threatening,” MacLean says. “It’s a cozy atmosphere if you’re new to performing or shy around audiences. It’s pretty comfy with kids and smiling faces in their camp chairs. “We have a few (musicians) that joined the jam sessions last year, sort of new emerging artists, and they were inspired to work on their performances and attend workshops and things with the goal of being in the performance lineup
BJ MacLean (seated in background), Keitha Clark (on fiddle), Elaine Schiman (singing), and Susan Arenburg (guitar) play at a previous Cookshack Session Photo: courtesy of Greg Komaromi
July 15 at Quiet Lake South
this year.” For more information on the Cook Shack Sessions, visit YWIM. ca. Amy Kenny is a writer and artist living in Whitehorse. She likes books, bikes and being outside.
Elaine Schiman, Caroline Watt, Angel Hall, and BJ MacLean. Spinner/weaver Janice Brodie will also be featured
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BJ MacLean, Barb Chamberlin, Shirley Watts-Haase, and Keitha Clark
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Grandpa’s Baseball Book
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Written for Lucas, age 7, for Christmas 2016 by Doug Sack
t occurred to me while watching the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians with my grandchildren – their first World Series – that I wasn’t doing a very good job of explaining the game to them because we were all too busy watching the historical action while eating bad food and there was too much to learn in too short of a timespan. I decided these kids needed to take a course called “Baseball 101” before their second World Series in a year and it was my duty, as a 70-year-old retired sportswriter, to author it for them. Thus was born the idea of a kiddie book about baseball, a work in progress. In part 3 of this series we covered Chapter 4. Here, we jump into Chapter 5. Chapter 5: Rules There are too many rules in baseball for a kids’ book, but after you get older and better at baseball, you should read The Rule Book to figure out what you can and can’t get away with. The most important rule is this one: Have fun! And never forget: It’s just a game. Chapter 6: Legends of the Game Babe Ruth The best player in the history of the game by far. Nobody else comes close. He started out as a great pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and won his first World Series start in 1916 by pitching 14 innings and winning 2-1. Then the Red Sox made the worst trade ever by giving him to the New York Yankees for $100,000 because they were broke. The Yankees turned him into a right-fielder so he could bat every day and he started hitting more home runs than anyone thought possible. The Red Sox didn’t win another World Series for 70 years and the Yankees won it almost every year that “The Babe” played. Cy Young The best pitcher of all time; he won 512 games in his career. Today, the trophy for the best pitcher of each season is called The Cy Young Award.
Jackie Robinson The best stealer of home plate ever and one of the best hitters, fielders and base runners. He changed baseball by the enthusiastic way he played it. Pete Rose Nobody has ever had more hits than Pete Rose, who was called “Charlie Hustle” for the way he sprinted to first base when he walked. Your Grandpa grew up watching Pete Rose play, who was captain of the Cincinnati Reds when he was a kid. Cal Ripken “The Iron Man” who played 2,632 games in a row without taking a day off. Before him, the record was held by Lou Gehrig, a teammate of Babe Ruth’s on the 1927 New York Yankees, considered the greatest baseball team of all time. Chapter 6: 1927 New York Yankees Most Games by Position C Pat Collins (89) 1B Lou Gehrig (155) 2B Tony Lazzeri (113) 3B Joe Dugan (111) SS Mark Koenig (122) LF Bob Meusel (83) CF Earle Combs (152) RF Babe Ruth (95) SP Waite Hoyt SP Herb Pennock SP George Pipgras SP Dutch Ruether SP Urban Shocker RP Myles Thomas CL Wilcy Moore
Babe Ruth c1920 - The best player in the history of the game by far. Nobody else comes close. He started out as a great pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and won his first World Series start in 1916 by pitching 14 innings and winning 2-1 PHOTO: United States Library of Congress
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Saturday, July 15 Hike, BBQ and Music Coffeehouse
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Tombstone Territorial Park, Dempster Hwy km 71.5 10 am: hike, 6 pm: potluck, 7:30 pm: music. Hosted by Yukon Parks, email@example.com. Kluane National Park & Reserve 4 pm: family fun at Kathleen Lake Day-Use Area; 6 pm: Wiener roast; 8 pm: campfire talk on grizzlies in Kluane. All ages event hosted by Parks Canada, 867-634-7207.
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Capturing the Beauty of Miles Canyon
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the Miles Canyon bridge. There will be two-hour interpretive hikes offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., stopping along the way to interact with artists and hear about their inspiration, or individuals can grab a self-guided map at the Yukon Conservation Society tent located at the Robert Lowe Suspension Bridge. Following the two day event, there will be a launch party and month-long art exhibition in August at the Northern Front Studio, where attendees can meet
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Sculptor Jordon Lindoff chats with the public as part of the Created at the Canyon event last year
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past, Duchesne says that this year, the society made the decision to feature emerging artists only, making for an exciting debut for the selected first time participants. The feature artists use a variety of different mediums - from paint, to sculpture, to rug hooking, to large scale drawing. “We’re really lucky this year to have Ta’an Kwach’an and Kwanlin Dün artist Shirley Adamson,” Duchesne says. “She paints, beads, sews and will be sharing stories as part of the event.” Duchesne says that the wilderness based event is special in that it provides artists with a space where they can explore and share their unique way of looking at the world with others. “Most people who live in the Yukon are appreciative and con-
Duchesne gives the example of photographer and artist Pat Bragg who participated in last year’s event. Bragg took photos of Miles Canyon and embellished these images with beads. “She received great feedback and then went on to hold an exhibition at Arts Underground after being inspired by the event,” Duchesne says. Created at the Canyon will take place Friday, July 14th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday July 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available at 3 the Miles Canyon parking lot or people can walk from the Chadburn Lake trails. Daily hikes are also offered by Yukon Conservation Society at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday. These guided hikes take place from Miles Canyon to Canyon City and run from June through August 19th. Funding for this project is made possible through the assistance of the Yukon Government Arts Fund 4 and the Department of Tourism and Culture. “The best way to help conserve the beauty and landscape is to get people out into nature and to encourage people to enjoy nature in their own way,” Duchesne says. “We want to meet people where they are and see what they are interested in. The more people care about nature and spend time in nature, the more it inspires people to get involved in conservation.” For more information, visit www.YukonConservation.org or the Created at the Canyon’s page on Facebook.
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f you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or glanced down at the emerald waters pulsing below. But have you ever had the firsthand experience of watching an artist portray their interpretation of the historic landmark? If you haven’t, the Yukon Conservation Society’s annual Created at the Canyon event happening on July 14th and 15th will allow you to do just that. This is the sixth year that the event, offered through the Yukon Conservation Society’s Guided Nature Hikes Program, has taken place. It features six local artists, each of whom will create an original work of art inspired by the culturally and ecologically significant landscape of Miles Canyon. The six participating artists are Shirley Adamson - painting and storytelling, Gorellaume – largescale ink drawings, Anne Hoerber – encaustic (wax) painting, Françoise La Roche – tapestry and rug hooking, Helen O’Connor – paper making and sculpture and Sheelah Tolton – painting and sketch. “The great thing about this event is that it provides people with a great opportunity to see the canyon through a different perspective – six perspectives in fact!” says Yukon Conservation Society’s Outreach and Communications Manager Julia Duchesne. Duchesne and team made the artist selections this past week, which was no easy task with a large selection pool of new and returning artists. While the event has showcased fantastic returning artists in the
Pencil artist Dustin Sheldon interacts with audience members at last year’s event
4 Musician Steve Slade plays guitar beside Miles Canyon last year. Slade created a song after having visitors write down their impressions of the canyon nected to nature, but the event allows artists the chance to sit down and work on art in nature, with an audience.” During the free outdoor event, the public will have an opportunity to walk along the canyon trail to enjoy the views and interact with artists, who will be located within easy walking distance from
the artists and purchase artwork if interested. Duchesne says that artists are so appreciative of this month-long exhibit as it provides a great jumping off point for sales and for future exhibits. In this way, artists may gather inspiration or develop a style of working that might allow for further exploration and creativity.
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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wed, Jul, 12, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre
BEAVER CREEK Fri, Jul, 14, Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Jul, 15, Women’s Yoga 9:00 am Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Sat, Jul, 15, Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Jul, 17, Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Jul, 18, Women’s Yoga 7:00 pm Nelnah Bessie John School Just yourself in comfortable clothing Tue, Jul, 18, Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club
CARCROSS Until Jul, 31, Donald Watt - White Raven Lady Art House Carcross Donald Watt may have retired from snow carving, but he is still working the large! This lady has an eight-foot wingspan! Until Sat, Sep, 30, Art Marker Days Art House Carcross A behind the scenes experience not to be missed! Mediums range from clay, paint, metal and even computer circuit boards! 10 am to 4 pm daily Wed, Jul, 12, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Jul, 12, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Jul, 12, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Jul, 12, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jul, 13, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jul, 13, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jul, 13, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu, Jul, 13, Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Jul, 13, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Jul, 15, Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun, Jul, 16, St. Saviour’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Jul, 17, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Jul, 17, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 18, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 18, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue, Jul, 18, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Jul, 18, Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 18, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Jul, 18, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Jul, 18, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
CARMACKS Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Thu, Jul, 13, Author Reading: Eleanor Millard 5:00 pm Carmacks Public LIbrary Carcross resident and author, for a series of free community readings. Free and open to the public Call 667-5239 for more information. Tue, Jul, 18, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre
DAWSON CITY Lane Swim Dawson City Pool Mon/Wed 6:30am8:30am, Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30pm-6:30pm, Tues/Thurs/ Sat/Sun 12pm-1pm Parent and Tot Swim Dawson City Pool Mon/Wed/ Fri 5:30pm-6:30pm, Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun 12pm-1pm Public Swim Dawson City Pool Mon/Wed/Fri 1:15pm-3pm and 6:30pm-8pm, Tues/Thurs 3pm-5pm, Fri/Sat 1:15pm-3pm Aquaﬁt Dawson City Pool Mon/Wed/Fri 12pm-1pm and Tues/Thur 5:30pm6:30pm 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. Exhibit showing until July 27, 2017 Until Jul 22 Meg Walker & Jeffrey Langille: Noisy Pictures KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The work of two artists who explore relationships between sound and image. Wed, Jul, 12, Bannock and Tea 3:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Wed, Jul, 12, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Jul, 13, Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Jul, 13, Kids Swim Movie Night 6:30 pm Dawson City Pool Swim, eat popcorn and watch a movie! Thu, Jul, 13, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Jul, 13, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Jul, 14, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jul, 14, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Jul, 14, Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park
Fri, Jul, 14, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Jul, 14, Campﬁre Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Jul, 15, Special Parks Day Hike 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Jul, 15, Painting 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, Jul, 15, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Jul, 15, Parks Day Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Jul, 15, Parks Day Music Coffeehouse 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Jul, 16, Guided Hike: North Klondike Trail 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Jul, 16, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Jul, 16, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon, Jul, 17, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Mon, Jul, 17, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Tue, Jul, 18, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Jul, 18, Campﬁre Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park
FARO Wed, Jul, 12, Fireside Chats and Bocce Tournaments Campbell Region Interpretive Center Wed, Jul, 12, 20th Annual Faro Open Golf Tournament Faro Golf Course 18 Holes, Scramble Format includes a Fabulous Prime Rib/Salmon dinner, entry for 2 Hole-in- One Prizes Contact Helen Wagantall 994-3277 or Email: farogolfclub@hotmail. com Wed, Jul, 12, AquaFit 8:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 12, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Jul, 13, Environment Club 3:45 pm Del Van Gorder School Fri, Jul, 14, AquaFit 8:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Jul, 14, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat, Jul, 15, YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017 7:30 pm Johnson Lake Campground Music around the campﬁre, bring your chair a mug for tea, your instruments! Meet at the cook shelter. At Quiet Lake South Campground Sun, Jul, 16, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun, Jul, 16, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Jul, 18, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided
HAINES JUNCTION Shakwak Pool - Family Swim Haines Junction Community Centre Mon/Tues/Fri 11:30am-1pm, Sat&Sun 9:30am-11am Shakwak Pool - Lane Swim Haines Junction Community Centre Mon-Fri 6:30am-9am, Sat&Sun 8am-9:30am Shakwak Pool - Public Swim 6:00 pm Haines Junction Community Centre Mon 1pm-4:30pm & 5:30pm-8pm, Tues&Fri 1pm-8pm, Wed&Thurs 5pm8pm, Sat & Sun 11am-1pm & 5:30-8pm Until Jul, 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. Wed, Jul, 12, 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, 12, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed, Jul, 12, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Wed, Jul, 12, Campﬁre Talk - A Peek at the Peaks 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Adventurers from all over the world come to Kluane to climb the high peaks. Learn how mountaineering has changed over the years around a cozy campﬁre. Bring a mug for tea! For more info call 841 4500 Everyone is welcome. Thu, Jul, 13, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Jul, 13, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Jul, 13, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Jul, 13, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu, Jul, 13, Campﬁre Talk - Caring for Kokanee 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Telling stories around a cozy campﬁre. Bring a mug for tea! For more info call 841 4500 Everyone is welcome. Fri, Jul, 14, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Jul, 14, Friday Night Salmon Bake - Bruce and Deb Bergman 6:00 pm Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email email@example.com for more information. Fri, Jul, 14, Campﬁre Talk - Bear With Us: Grizzlies in Kluane 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Telling stories around a cozy campﬁre. Bring a mug for tea! For more info call 841 4500 Everyone is welcome. Sat, Jul, 15, Family Fun Day 4:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Family fun at Kathleen Lake Day-Use Area; 6 pm Wiener roast; 8 pm campﬁre talk on grizzlies in Kluane. All ages event hosted by Parks Canada, 867-634- 7207.
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Sat, Jul, 15, Campﬁre Talk - Shakāt; Living the Seasonal Round 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Telling stories around a cozy campﬁre. Bring a mug for tea! For more info call 841 4500 Everyone is welcome. Sun, Jul, 16, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Sun, Jul, 16, Campﬁre Talk - Sunday Funday 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Sundays are for Fun! Medicine making, yoga, hikes, family funday, and a special movie night. Fees may apply. For more info call 841 4500. Everyone is welcome. Mon, Jul, 17, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Campﬁre Talk - Dakwäkäda (High Cache Place) 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground Telling stories around a cozy campﬁre. Bring a mug for tea! For more info call 841 4500 Everyone is welcome. Tue, Jul, 18, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Jul, 18, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Tue, Jul, 18, Campﬁre Talk - The Climates They Are A-Changin’ 8:00 pm Kathleen Lake Campground In the last number of years, unanticipated ecological changes have been occurring related to climate change we will discuss what’s happening in Kluane around a cozy campﬁre. Bring a mug for tea! For more info call 841 4500 Everyone is welcome.
MARSH LAKE Fri, Jul, 14, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jul, 15, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Jul, 15, Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sat, Jul, 15, Pickleball 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Jul, 16, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jul, 18, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jul, 18, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Jul, 18, Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga email@example.com
MAYO Tues & Thurs Mayo Aquaﬁt 7pm-8pm Mayo Recreation Centre Mon-Sat Mayo Public Swim Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Mon-Fri 3:30pm-5:30pm, Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm Wed, Jul, 12, Author Reading: Eleanor Millard 7:00 pm Mayo Community Library Carcross resident and author, for a series of free community readings. Free and open to the public Call 667-5239 for more information. Fri, Jul, 14, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Jul, 16, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Jul, 18, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus
MOUNT LORNE Thu, Jul, 13, Tennis Junior Class 5:30 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Please wear sneakers. All other equipment will be provided. Please register, the lessons will be progressive. 667-7083 Thu, Jul, 13, Tennis Adult Class 6:30 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Please wear sneakers. All other equipment will be provided.Please register, the lessons will be progressive. For more info or to register please call or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 667-7083 Sun, Jul, 16, Mis-Adventure Trail Race 10:00 am Mt. Lorne Fire Hall A trail race of 21 km’s or 5 km’s through the terrain of Mount Lorne, come out and support the Mount Lorne Volunteer Fire Department. Snacks, water stations and fun for all. 668-6613 Tue, Jul, 18, 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, Jul, 13, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun, Jul, 16, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Jul, 18, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center
PELLY CROSSING Thu, Jul, 13, Author Reading: Eleanor Millard 1:00 pm Pelly Crossing Community Library Carcross resident and author, for a series of free community readings. Free and open to the public Call 667-5239 for more information.
TAGISH Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Jul, 12, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Jul, 12, Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Sat, Jul, 15, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun, Jul, 16, Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 am Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 email@example.com Sun, Jul, 16, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, Jul, 18, Pickleball 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis.
TESLIN Thu, Jul, 13, Badminton 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 email@example.com Fri, Jul, 14, Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Tue, Jul, 18, The Alaska Road Show 1:00 pm Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre Free Admission Tue, Jul, 18, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, Jul, 18, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.email@example.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 stateof-the-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Daily Public Swim Watson Lake Dennis Ball Swimming Pool 3:30pm - 5:30pm Thu, Jul, 13, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Jul, 13, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat, Jul, 15, Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 am Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sat, Jul, 15, Arts in the Park 12:00 pm Sign Post Forest Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Sun, Jul, 16, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Jul, 17, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Mon, Jul, 17, Alaska Highway Road Show 7:00 pm Morgan Chaddock Community Hall The show features 3 performers who weave together stories, music, archival photos and artifacts - presenting an entertaining look back on the highway’s’ remarkable history. 499-3421 Kathyjessup@hotmail.com Tue, Jul, 18, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Jul, 18, 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. Until Jul, 23 Children’s Theater Camp 10:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 12, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Jul, 12, Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 12, Detective Time 3:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 12, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Jul, 12, Nature Walkers 4:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 12, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 12, Ukulele Jam 5:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 12, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 12, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Jul, 12, Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Jul, 12, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Thu, Jul, 13, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Jul, 13, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jul, 14, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Jul, 14, Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jul, 14, Story time @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jul, 14, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jul, 14, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Jul, 14, Fairytale Theater: Three Billy Goats Gruff 3:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jul, 14, Spanish Fun 4:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jul, 14, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jul, 14, Amateur Magicians 5:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Jul, 14, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Jul, 15, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 am Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sun, Jul, 16, Chilkat Challenge Triathlon Haines Borough Alaska A 40-mile paddle/cycle/run along Southeast Alaska’s Chilkat River through the heart of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Please contact us through the race website if you would like to enter the race, become a race sponsor, or if you can donate outdoor gear or other prizes. Sun, Jul, 16, Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Jul, 16, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 17, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool
Mon, Jul, 17, Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 17, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 17, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 17, Puppets 3:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 17, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 17, Build a Better World: Heroes from History Part I 4:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 17, Gardner’s Club 5:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 17, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Jul, 17, Homework Help @ the Library 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Jul, 17, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Jul, 18, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Tue, Jul, 18, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Jul, 18, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts
SKAGWAY Wed, Jul, 12, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Jul, 12, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 12, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Jul, 12, 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, 12, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu, Jul, 13, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jul, 13, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jul, 13, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu, Jul, 13, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Jul, 13, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jul, 13, 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, Jul, 13, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Jul, 13, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Jul, 14, Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri, Jul, 14, Friday Dance Night 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Featuring DJ EL-P Sat, Jul, 15, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Jul, 15, Blues, Brews & BBQ 3:00 pm Dedman Stage Featuring local talent during the day with the evening headliners! Alaska talent Ukulele Russ with The Blues REVolution band with the Reverend Neil Down and Paul Lucas! Headlining is nationally known blues artist LLoyd Jones. Sat, Jul, 15, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jul, 15, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Jul, 15, 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, 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Sun, Jul, 16, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Jul, 17, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Jul, 17, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Jul, 17, Music Mondays 7:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Featuring different musicians each week. Tue, Jul, 18, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 18, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 18, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue, Jul, 18, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 18, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Jul, 18, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Jul, 18, 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, 18, 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, 18, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre
Active Interest LISTINGS Fri, Jul, 7 -16, Men’s Softball World Championship Whitehorse Pepsi Softball Centre Twenty teams from ﬁve regions will compete for the 15th title. Wed, Jul, 12 PADI International Women’s Dive Day 4:00 pm Canada Games Centre See-it/Try-it SCUBA diving in the shallow end, or Splash-In for certiﬁed divers in the deep end, No CGC wristband required. Preference to women and girls, but open to men and boys- ages 10 and up! 332-0351 Wed, Jul, 12 Biathlon Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Jul, 12 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, 12 Hiking Class 6:30 pm Yukon Health Coaching A different trailhead location within Whitehorse each week for a 1.5 hour hike.
Ask us questions about training, nutrition and gear. Or just get out in silence and enjoy the view. 5 weeks. email@example.com Thu, Jul, 13 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, Jul, 13 YASC 4 - 7 4:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Jul, 13 One Hour Drop In Classes - Barreilates 5:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness This class sculpts, tones, and gives you a strong core. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Jul, 13 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Jul, 13 Trail Run 6:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon For more information call Nancy Thomson 3330983 333-0983
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ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Fri, Jul, 14 Outdoor Cycleﬁt 6:15 am Yukon Health Coaching Cycle from Riverdale to various locations to get in a full body strength and cardio workout. Bring your bike, your helmet and a water bottle. 5 Weeks firstname.lastname@example.org Fri, Jul, 14 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Sat, Jul, 15 Kona’s Summer Classic Meadow Lakes Golf Club Along with registration get a sweet team goodie bag, snacks at the turn, refreshments on the course, a 3-course dinner catered by Compadres Burritos, plus a silent auction! Sat, Jul, 15 2017 Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am 12:00 am Whitehorse, Yukon Teams of 3 paired with a golf pro. Morning and afternoon tee times. For more information contact Karen: email@example.com or 393-8930. Sat, Jul, 15 YASC 1 - 4 1:00 pm Biathlon Range
Mon, Jul, 17 Morning Bird Walk 7:00 am Shipyards Park All are welcome! Car-pooling from meeting points is encouraged. Free. For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org (cell 335-3918) Mon, Jul, 17 Intro to Stand Up Paddle 7:00 pm Chadburn Lake Learn how make effective turns, balance easier though some basic stances and show you how to paddle in a straight line and how to get back on the board if you choose to go for that swim. Email email@example.com for more information. Tue, Jul, 18 Outdoor Cycleﬁt 6:15 am Yukon Health Coaching Cycle from Riverdale to various locations to get in a full body strength and cardio workout. Bring your bike, your helmet and a water bottle. 5 Weeks firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, Jul, 18 5 Km Fun Run/Walk 6:00 pm F.H. Collins Secondary 2.5 - 5 km’s, for more information call Don White at 633-5671 Tue, Jul, 18 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Tue, Jul, 18 Roller skiing 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Jul, 19 Kayaking Level 2 Whitehorse, Yukon This course is designed to reﬁne and extend the judgement and technique of intermediate paddlers on class III and IV whitewater. Call 633-2742 for more information. email@example.com Wed, Jul, 19 Biathlon Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Jul, 19 Hiking Class 6:30 pm Yukon Health Coaching A different trailhead location within Whitehorse each week for a 1.5 hour hike. Ask us questions about training, nutrition and gear. Or just get out in silence and enjoy the view. 5 weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat, Jul, 15, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon, Jul, 17, Core and Floor 10:00 am Breath of Life Collective Develope strength and ﬂexibility through some basic ballet based technique. With instructor Dale Cooper Email breathoﬂifestudio.com or call 336-3569 Mon, Jul, 17, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317
Mon, Jul, 17, Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Jul, 17, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue, Jul, 18, Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 email@example.com Tue, Jul, 18, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed, Jul, 19, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from
10am - 4pm. Wed, Jul, 19, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children
Wellness LISTINGS Wed, Jul, 12, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Jul, 12, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Jul, 12, Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Jul, 12, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 pm White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715
Wed, Jul, 12, The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 pm Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 3341548 or Joanne 668-7713. Thu, Jul, 13, Soulful Strength - Mixed Level Vinyasa 7:15 pm Breath of Life Collective This strength building, soul stirring practice will leave you feeling connected, clear and full of vibrancy. Email breathoﬂifestudio.com or call 336-3569 Open to all levels. Fri, Jul, 14, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch
Visit Fort Selkirk Historic Site on Parks Day July 15th, 2017
An Unforgettable Day
This living cultural heritage site, on the banks of the Yukon River, is part of the Selkirk First Nation homeland. Enjoy a free boat ride from Pelly Farm and explore century-old log buildings in one of the oldest communities in Yukon! For more information and to register, contact Historic Sites at 667-5386 or visit www.tc.gov.yk.ca
Alcohlics 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)
July 12, 2017
2017 GOLF GALA Presented by Finning and Meadow Lakes Golf Resort for the beneﬁt of Special Olympics Yukon
Saturday, August 5 Meadow Lakes Golf Resort 10:30am Shotgun Start 4 players per team (Team Scramble Format)
Cost: $400 for team of 4 or $120 single Deadline to register Tuesday, August 1 Includes: • • • •
9 holes of golf INCLUDING 1 CART per team Pre-round McMuﬃn breakfast sandwich Post-round BBQ hamburger lunch Great contests and team prizes!
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To register, contact Special Olympics Yukon 668-6511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you to our Partners, Sponsors and Riders for Your Support (and Patience) with the 2017 Kluane Chilk at International Bike Relay! Transportation Partner
Supporters Baked Café and Bakery Cadence Cycle Champagne and Aishihik First Nation Lutak Lumber Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Friends Chilkat Guides City of Whitehorse Delta Western Mountain Market Olerud’s Market Center Rainbow Glacier Adventures River Adventures Jetboat Southeast Alaska State Fair St. Elias Chamber of Commerce What’s Up Yukon
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Safety Equipment Partner
Fans 33 Mile Roadhouse Alaska Backcountry Outfitter Bean North Coffee Roasting Company Bigfoot Auto Service Chilkat Restaurant and Bakery Cultured – Fine Cheese Dejon Delights Fireweed Restaurant First National Bank Alaska Frosty Freeze Haines Borough and Haines EMS Haines Animal Rescue Kennel Howsers IGA Supermarket Kanoe People KHNS FM 102 Kluane National Park & Reserve Lighthouse Restaurant Little Green Apple Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters Mountain Market and Cafe
Northern Safety Network Yukon Parts Place RCMP Haines Junction, M Division Rusty Compass Skipping Stone Studio Sport Yukon The Babbling Book The Klondike Total North Communications Valley of the Eagles Golf Links Village Bakery Haines Junction Village of Haines Junction Yukon Department of Highways Yukon Conservation Officer Services Thank you to our over 250 wonderful volunteers including: Breakdance Yukon Society Chilkat Valley Community Foundation Extremely Moving Youth Society
25th Anniversary Keepsake Partner
Fair Aid Society Haines Friends of Recycling Haines Junction Minor Hockey Haines Junction Registration Night Crew Haines Library Haines Volunteer Fire Department Hands of Hope Hospice of Haines KCIBR Board of Directors and Race Officials and Assistants Marian Carlson’s Volunteers St Elias Firearms Association St John Ambulance Fireweed Division Suzuki Strings Association of Yukon Tomi Scolvill’s Volunteers Yukon Amateur Radio Association Whitehorse Package Stuffing and Registration Night Crew
And THANK YOU to anyone else we might have missed!
Mother Nature willing, weʻll see everyone on June 16, 2018!
July 12, 2017
An Inspiring Book, Found in a Unique Bookstore The 1999 book Rivers of Gold, by Gwen and Don Lee is a true Yukon story
by Yvonne Mueller
Good news: the book will be reprinted later this year
acLeod’s Books in Vancouver is a book lover’s dream. Books are piled up from floor to ceiling. Fortunately, the friendly staff helps you to navigate through the wide selection of books – some of them quite old and rare. When my partner and I visited this unique store last year, I found a book in the Yukon section that caught my attention: Rivers of Gold, written by Gwen and Don Lee and published in 1999. I bought it and I didn’t find out until later that it is a limited copy, which is autographed and contains an original gold nugget from Barker Creek. I was hooked by the story and so I had finished reading it before we arrived back in Whitehorse. The book is about the endeavours and adventures the Lee family experienced when they mined for gold in the Yukon in the 1970s and 1980s. Gwen and Don Lee, a couple
from Langley, BC were into the jade and opal business already when they decided to take up a new challenge and staked two claims on Scroggie Creek and Barker Creek in the Dawson mining district. The Yukon was not unknown to them – Don had worked at the Mayo dam construction site in the 1950s – but they had to learn from the scratch what it meant to work a gold claim in the remote Yukon wilderness. The book is fascinating in two ways. First, it gives a well understandable insight into a modernday, family-operated mining site. Second, it reminds you to live your dreams. In the year 1978 when Gwen and Don Lee started into the gold mining adventure they were 48 and 52 years old, respectively. It’s never too late to start something totally new. When I got in touch with Gwen and Don recently they said, “The mining was hard, lots of problems and worries but what an experience!” They are glad they did it – but they are also glad that is behind them and not in front of them on any bucket list they have. My husband Pascal and I are now wearing wedding rings made of gold from Scroggie Creek – always reminding us to live our dreams. I won’t say much more about the book, just this: after bonechilling winter supply trips and intense summers of breaking ground, the efforts of the Lee family were rewarded with a producing gold mine. But then there was a twist of fate… Want to know more? The book will be reprinted later this year, but in the meantime, you can borrow a copy from the Whitehorse Public Library or other libraries throughout the territory.
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Yvonne Mueller
Pascal and I in the MacLeods Books in Vancouver with a limited copy of the 1999 book Rivers of Gold, by Gwen and Don Lee Or, you can get a copy at the Northern Beaver Post Gift Shop near Watson Lake, which is operated by Gwen and Don’s daughter Linda. For more information go to www.NuggetCity.com. Yvonne Mueller is from Switzerland. She lived in Whitehorse for a year to study Multimedia Communication at the Yukon College.
Yvonne enjoying a good read in “Rivers of Gold” on Canada Place in Vancouver
Multi-use residential building owners!
Optimize your building’s energy efficiency and get money back. The Yukon government is currently offering energy efficiency incentives for multi-use residential and mixed-use buildings throughout the territory. For Yukon multi-family dwellings or multi-use buildings, owners improving insulation, installing a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV ) or replacing windows and doors with ENERGY STAR® units can apply to get money back. The Commercial Energy Incentive Program aims to improve the energy performance and reduce the energy consumption of these larger buildings.
The bigger the building, the greater the savings. Now that’s a good idea! For information on Yukon government’s Commercial Energy Incentive Program visit www.energy.gov.yk.ca.
July 12, 2017
An Epic Weekend of Hiking
Kylie Campbell, and Australian living in Whitehorse, gives us an account of her adventures
he saying in Yukon is you only truly experience the Yukon when you get out in the wilderness, and those words are accurate beyond belief. From incredible hikes, to a free boat ride, to some refreshing beers and a Sunday afternoon Canadian barbecue... it was a busy, but great weekend! After a month in Whitehorse, I finally settled into my job, house and general life; and it was time for adventures. It was Wednesday – hump day – everyone’s favourite day came around and I decided to utilise the never-ending daylight and do a short hike in the Fish Lake area. I invited my flatmate to join me. After only a 40 minute car journey from Riverdale, we arrived to a beautiful, but mostly frozen, lake. My flatmate, who was not keen to join on the hike, decided to fish instead. Meanwhile, I began my ascent on the short and easy hike. Walking along on my first solo hike in Canada – bear spray at the hip – I remembered the advice to make noise to keep bears away. So I decided to sing to myself. After 20 minutes, I had moderately gone insane, having sung to myself for what felt like forever. I thought, “Do I have to make noise the entire time I hike”? Something steeper would leave me out of breath with all the singing. Concerned and unsure, I continued making up songs along the way. The hike was beautiful, minus the occasional bird and squirrel cracking twigs, sending bolts of fear through my body. Out of the tall, green trees, I emerged into the alpine and peeked back to see beautiful snow-capped mountains and the frozen Fish Lake. It was breathtaking. I continued on to the first summit, where the winds picked up. The winds became so strong at the
base of the summit that I had to leave my hiking poles under a rock and somewhat boulder to the summit. It was amazing with 360 degree views of lakes and mountains. It was short-lived on the summits, for the fear of a gust blowing me off a cliff’s edge was very real, so I descended. At the base, I joined my flatmate in the failed endeavour of fishing. But I was very good at hooking moss and seaweed! The Fish Lake hike invigorated my need for more adventure and soon the laptop was out and I was searching what hikes I could do on the weekend. (www.YukonHiking. ca) Tally Ho Mountain and Annie Lake seemed appealing, so I printed my information and after work on Friday hopped in my van and headed out of Whitehorse. I drove along the dirt roads trying to focus on diving, but it was incredibly difficult with the scenery. I arrived to a rickety bridge with a sign stating “This road not maintained. Beyond this point travel at own risk.” Signs like this scare me a little. In my soccer mom Dodge Caravan, I’m promptly reminded I don’t own a truck and dream of the possibilities I could endeavour if I didn’t have to worry I would get stuck in a pothole in the middle of nowhere. Next to the bridge is a house, so I decide to go ask the locals the conditions and general information. At this beautiful and quirky property I met an amazing couple – Hans and Laurie – and we got to chatting. I advised them I was going camping and hiking alone – their first question “Do you have a gun?” I think to myself, I truly am in Canada, when the first thing someone asks me isn’t if I have enough food, water, maps – but whether I have a gun. They advised my that almost everyday they have grizzlies in
PHOTO: Kylie Campbell
by Kylie Campbell
Early morning ascent up Tally Ho Mountain their yard. I advise them I have bear spray and hiking poles. They laugh and advise me to stop on my way back and let them know if I’m safe or write a note (they have a pencil and paper in their letterbox). I say goodbye and they tell me good luck and if they don’t hear from me in 48 hours, they will come looking for me. It brings me comfort because I’m sure that even though I told people in Whitehorse what I was doing, no one was really listening (or just assumes I will come back). So at the edge of the last house and civilisation, I cross the rickety bridge and continue on a pretty bumpy dirt, pot-hole-ridden road until my camp area at the base of the trail. The evening is so quiet. No crickets or birds, no cars, no people. The only sound is a distant rushing of water from the river. It’s peaceful but also unnerving. I’m truly in the wilderness, alone. No cell phone; 8 km from the closest people. I wake after some broken sleep, but ready to tackle my hike. I follow the trail up the mountain, part of it had been slid out with boulders, but after 4 km, the trail ran impenetrable. With mud slides, snow and without the appropriate equipment, I had to turn back. It was disappointing not making the summit, but the views were still incredible.
I arrive back to my van and wonder what else to do with my day? I drive back along the road to Hans and Laurie’s house to tell them the conditions. Hans advises me to come back in a month and he will take me around another trail – so my next journey back, I will conquer this summit – and experience my first hike with a gun! I decide to do some fishing before deciding what to do with the rest of my day. I find the Annie Lake Road and stop by the shore. It’s incredibly beautiful, with sheer mountains diving straight into the lake. I pull out my rod and fish for about an hour, again, catching nothing. Well, nothing except mosquito bites and a minor sunburn! It’s still morning and I wonder what more I could explore, and pull out my Yukon tourist brochures and decide to drive to Marsh Lake (which I missed on my drive up from down south). I get to the recreation site and two families are enjoying the extensive beach, as the lake’s water still hasn’t filled to its peak for summer. One family is flying their kites in the incredible winds and the others are playing volleyball. What a beautiful spot to pick for a picnic. At the edge of the water is a picnic table and I decide “What better place to have a lunch break?” From here, I decide to head
WHAT’S UP YUKON would like to THANK THE FROZEN MUKLUK for our wonderful partnership over these past years.
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back to Whitehorse as a co-worker is having a 40th birthday party. On my drive home, The Rush radio station alerts me that they are having a free boat trial at Schwatka Lake. So I decide to check it out. Signing a waiver, I put on a life jacket and get to go out ripping on Schwatka Lake. I wish I had a boat! The early evening arrives and I head to Porter Creek – officially the furthest north I’ve been in North America so far! The evening reminds me of home, with families, food, fire pit in the backyard with kids playing. The best part was some jalapeño and cheese stuffed wild game meat balls wrapped in bacon and smoked with barbecue sauce! I head home to get some sleep, as I had a whole day to fill on Sunday! Sunday I awoke after a bit of a sleep in and headed towards Mount Sima to do the Valerie Lake/Trans Canada trail. No wind, protected by large green trees. The silence was palpable, with only my footsteps making sounds as lavender butterflies danced around me on the hike. After the hike, it was time to visit the Winterlong brewery. At 12:30 p.m. I walk in to meet Kevin the bartender. Told I am the first customer of the day (everyone seems to have gone to Haine’s beerfest), I order the Flight Taster and enjoy four little glasses of Winterlong’s brews. I have a nice chat while enjoying the refreshing drinks, but eventually head on my way back to Whitehorse for the afternoon. My colleague had given me some wild game that her husband killed last year and the decision was made to have a barbecue. Because nothing sounds more Canadian than a barbecue of moose burgers! We started the barbecue and enjoyed too many moose burgers in the backyard with a few beers. It was a great way to wind down the weekend. It’s truly amazing how much you can do in such a short time – the land of the midnight sun gives you plenty of time to see and explore. My goal now is to summit Tally Ho Mountain and catch a fish this summer in Yukon. Any recommendations on what to see and do in Whitehorse? Kylie Campbell is an Australian living in Whitehorse. This is her first story for What’s up Yukon.
July 12, 2017
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First annual BLUES, BREWS & BBQ!
Skagway Arts Council is excited to announce a new event coming to DEDMAN STAGE! Save the date:
On stage the music will feature local talent during the day starting at 3 pm with Blues Dance Lessons. In the evening music will play 7-11pm!
Saturday, July 15
Headlining is nationally known blues artist Lloyd Jones out of Portland, Oregon!
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Alaska talent Ukulele Russ will be returning to Skagway with the blues,
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as well as The Blues REVolution Band featuring the Reverend Neil Down and Paul Lucas!
Thank you, Stuart Brown!
The Eagles will be running the grill with the SAC tending the beer garden with choice regional beers for those of you 21 and over! (Under 21 years allowed with legal guardian until 10 pm). Also in the mix will be a classic car show and the Garden City Market will be open for business 3-6 pm. The SMART bus will be driving their usual route so leave the car at home!
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BBQ SPARE RIBS WITH WARM POTATO SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 RACK ST LOUIS STYLE SPARE RIBS, TRIMMED, MEMBRANE REMOVED 1 TSP KOSHER SALT 1/2 TSP BLACK PEPPER 1 LB NEW POTATOES 2 TBSP OLIVE OIL 4 HARD BOILED EGGS, QUARTERED 1/2 CUP SOUR CREAM, ROOM TEMPERATURE 1 TBSP DILL, CHOPPED 1 TBSP PARSLEY, CHOPPED 3 GREEN ONIONS, SLICED 3 TBSP WHITE WINE VINEGAR
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DOUBLE CUT PORK CHOP WITH SWEET & SOUR PEACHES
To make the ribs: Season all sides of the ribs with Traeger pork and poultry rub. When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the ﬁre is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 250 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes. Place ribs directly on the grill grate meat side up or in the Traeger rib rack with the bones leaning against the rack. Cook for 3 hours. After the ﬁrst hour, spray the ribs with the apple juice. Spray every hour after that with apple juice. After cooking for 3-4 hours, brush the ribs on all sides with the barbecue sauce. Return to the grill for 30 minutes to an hour to “tighten” the sauce. For the potatoes salad: Toss potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet directly on the grill grate and cook for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from the grill and place hot potatoes in a medium bowl. Drizzle with vinegar and toss with hard boiled eggs, sour cream, dill, parsley and green onions. Slice rib rack into individual ribs and serve with a heaping scoop of warm potato salad. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS 2 TBSP OLIVE OIL 4 PEACHES, FIRM BUT RIPE, HALVED AND PITTED 2 SMALL WHITE ONIONS SLICED 1/2” THICK 2 SCALLIONS HALVED LEGNTHWISE 1 1/2 CUP HIGH WEST WHISKEY 1 CUP ORANGE JUICE 3/4 CUP SHERRY VINEGAR 1/2 CUP MADEIRA 1/2 CUP HONEY 1 TSP BLACK PEPPER 4 DOUBLE CUT PORK CHOPS 3 TBSP TRAEGER PORK AND POULTRY RUB
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the ﬁre is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes. For the Whiskey Reduction: Add the whiskey, orange juice, sherry, madeira, honey and black pepper to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until it is thick and syrupy, about an hour. Reserve. For the Peaches: Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Place the peaches, onion slices, and scallions, cut side down in the skillet. Griddle them until the peaches and onions caramelize and the scallions have just begun to soften, turning the onions and scallions as needed, about 20 minutes. Reserve and warm up when ready to serve. For the Pork Chops: Season pork chops generously with pork and poultry rub. Place chops directly on the grill grate and cook for 25 minutes each side or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F. Remove from grill and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. To serve, place pork chops, peaches, onions and scallions on a plate and drizzle with whiskey reduction. Enjoy!
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