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From the East to the Beautiful South

Germany has a lot to offer – here are some picks for everyone by Elke Reinauer

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een on history? The Castle Wartburg in Wittenberg in Eastern Germany offers an opportunity to learn about the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The castle is the place where Luther translated the bible and lived with his family. The castle’s origins date back to 1067. The castle is hosting an exhibition until November called The Germans and Martin Luther, about the relationship between the German people and the prominent figure in the Protestant Reformation. There are also classical concerts during July and August. If you go, I recommend you add a visit to Leipzig, which is a city that is also in Eastern Germany. The city has a lot to offer when it comes to culture, architecture and museums, opera houses and restaurants. Coffee-lovers should make a stop in Leipzig to visit one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, called Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum. It is as almost as old as Luther’s Reformation (the Reformation was prompted by the publication of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, in 1517) – it has been a café since 1556. It also includes a museum where visitors can learn about coffee and bone china. Moving closer to the south you should take a break in the heart of Germany. The Harz Mountains are famous for its witches. Even Goethe was here and got inspiration for his play Faust. Every year in the night from April 30th to May first there is Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night) dance party. It is said that witches gathered and danced at Broken Mountain in the Middle Ages. In reference to this people dress up as witches and dance there every April 30th. At 114 meters Broken Mountain is the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. This is the main gathering place for witches since the 17th century and a lot of

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Stocherkahn- Pole Canoes waiting for visitors in Tübingen myths are told about this place. Walk the witches trail that leads you to the top of Broken Mountain and get some information about this place. You will recognise the trail by witch signs along the way. Next stop Baden-Württemberg: finally you are in the beautiful South. Let’s take a trip through Tübingen, one of the most beautiful cities in Baden Württemberg. If boating is your thing, in Tübingen you can just lean back and let others do all the paddling at the River Neckar. Take a Stocherkahn; Stocherkahn is a huge canoe which is driven by a pole. The guides row the boat along the Neckar and tell you interesting stories about Tübingen. This town is famous for its university, the old town with its castle and a lot of cultural events such as Tübinger Sommerinsel, which is a culinary event at an island on the Neckar River where you can eat food from the best restaurants in town. Since you are in Tübingen – which lies on the edge of a biosphere reserve called the Swabian Alb – take a trip there. Recently Swabian Alb was named a Unesco World Heritage Site. Biosphere reserve is a title that is given by Unesco to ecosystems that need to be protected.

You can drive through small towns, enjoy local food and bakeries and learn about traditions. Some regional products include juniper, noodles, lentils, juice and cider. Are you interested in high-tech and want to learn about elevators? Thyssenkrupp Company started to build a tower on the outskirts of Rottweil to test its newest elevators. The tower is 232 metres high – and from the top of the tower you can see all the way to the Swabian Alb. Rottweil made 2017 the year to celebrate its towers – from the newest high tech to the small oldest tower in town (Schwarze Tor), which is 800 years old. In the southern part of Germany, you can travel on to the Lake of Constance. An annual cultural highlight for classical music lovers is the Opera Festival in Bregenz with a huge open air stage at the lake. This year they are showing “Carmen” all through July and August. There’s still plenty of time for Yukoners to cross Germany off their bucket list this summer! Elke Reinauer is a writer based in Germany with strong ties to the Yukon. Please email comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.


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Memoirs of an Atlin School Marm

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Terry Milos’ memoir of life in Atlin and the Yukon was published in June

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Calling Terry a “school marm” is technically accurate, but projects the image of a stern woman with her hair in a bun and granny glasses wearing a drab sweater. That’s not Terry. If you had seen her in 1969 walking around San Francisco with some flowers in her hair, you would have been tempted to write a song about her. She was, and still is, tall and willowy (but wiry strong) with long flowing dark hair parted in the centre, and VERY feminine. Her husband at the time, known as “Stan the Man” was a little taller than her, maybe 6’3”, and looked like the Marlboro Photo: Caitlin Press Man on steroids, often seen around town in a cowboy hat. “It took her 25 years to get When the two of them were around to telling her story.” together in a public gathering, they towered over everybody else f there is any failing in Terry much like the King and Queen in a Milos’ excellent memoir North chess set. Stan, now deceased, was of Familiar: A Woman’s Story 10 years older than Terry and I reof Homesteading and Adventure in ferred to them as Beauty and The the Canadian Wilderness, it is this: Beast. He was a carver by choice and a nowhere within these wonderful 208 pages does she get around to master carpenter by necessity, rephysically describing herself and sponsible for many of the historical then husband Stan Milos, who are restorations along the Yukon River the stars of this narrative. So that from Hootalinqua to Fort Selkirk duty must be performed by your and beyond – which is how he spent humble reviewer, who was present many of his summers. They were not actually homeon the scene and is even mentioned in her eloquent commentary (on steaders as they purchased their page 132) as we were fond friends Little Atlin lakeside acreage at km during the hippie heydays in Atlin 6 on the Atlin Road on the open market, but that was only part of circa 1970’s.

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their story. She also taught in Tagish, Carcross, Dawson City, Terrace, Old Crow and other communities and Stan took any jobs he could find between Peace River, Alberta and Herschel Island on the Beaufort Sea to scrabble out a northern existence between 1974 to the early ’90s. Atlin was a happening place in those days and the Milos clan was a well known and popular part of the equation even when they didn’t live in town. Terry is from Florida and Stan was an Alaskan, but they met in Marin County, California where Terry was attending university and Stan was building things, including projects for Clint Eastwood for a while – a story he told me at least 100 times. When I engaged him to build a small skid shack for my prospecting business I couldn’t help bugging him by saying, “Now I have something in common with Dirty Harry.” That little tidbit didn’t make Terry’s memoir, but many others did and I was astonished to learn how many things about her and Stan’s life I knew nothing about. For instance, she knows how to make wine out of yard weeds (dandelions). Amazing. In fact, things like that and how to prepare a lynx roast are the gist of this book and the biggest reason I couldn’t put it down once I started. I devoured the whole thing in one overnight reading. Simply stated, it’s the best narrative I’ve ever read about the country lifestyle in the contemporary north and the only one featuring Atlin and the Yukon. She used

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very few surnames in telling her yarns, but I recognized most of the characters by their first names even though I might have missed my own if she hadn’t mentioned it at her book signing at Mac’s Fireweed on July 19th. It took her 25 years to get around to telling her story and she is already 24 years into her second marriage and now living in Sicamous, B.C., but she brought Old Atlin rushing back into my brain with a tsunami of memories – most of them funny and warm, only a couple tragic and sad. I wanted more when I finished the book. She mentioned to me that it took two months to write and three years to publish, but nobody messed with her voice, which is the key to short memoirs. Her writing voice sounds just like her speaking voice and that’s a tricky thing to pull off, but it’s what makes this book such a success. You didn’t have to be there at the time to enjoy her perspective on the things she and Stan did while raising their boys, Travis and Brett. Her yarns are universal because a remarkable woman who disappeared for 25 years has returned with a remarkable book. That’s called harmonious serendipity. You can find it at Mac’s Fireweed Books on Main for 25 loonies.

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

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year, it’s before. Teams of five (four runners and one on the throne) costume their outhouse, as well as themselves, and run a course that involves “physical challenges, hilarity and some serious racing,” according to the promotional description. While this was once a serious five kilometre race all around the town with hotels fielding rival teams, and the other contestants in it for the laughs, the serious racers are now saving themselves for totally serious events, and the humorous contenders have taken over the race. Last year the race got a little bit longer than it has been recently and now covers several city blocks. It will begin at Minto Park, head north on Fifth Avenue to King Street, west to Third Avenue, south to Princess Street, and east up to Fifth Avenue, where it will double back to the park beside the Dawson City Museum. Outhouse frames are available for rent from the KVA for $25 on top of the $50 team registration fee ($10 per person). These are not actual outhouses, but are described on the website as “wheeled metal structures that resemble outdoor latrines. They

the time of this interview, but he was able to confirm that it will be held on Saturday, August 12 and that the biffies will be launched with a Le Mans style start from the Minto Park ball field. The race originated there back in the 1970s and was returned to that location last year. It has moved in time, as well. It used to be Labour Day weekend, but the weather was uncertain and there were fewer visitors to see the event, so it’s been moved to August, either before or after the Discovery Days weekend, which also moves annually. This

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Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Sat, Aug, 12, 2017 RCMP Musical Ride Tour Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. Their performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. Sat, Aug, 12, Humane Society Summer Garage Sale 9:00 AM Mae Bachur Animal Shelter 1000s of items, draws, bbq and lots of fun animals! Sat, Aug, 12, Whitehorse Flea Market 9:00 AM ChangingGear Find treasures, local music, food and much more, for more information email info@whitehorseflea.ca or phone 3934327. Sat, Aug, 12, Bean North’s Birthday Party 11:00 AM Bean North Coffee Roastings & Cafe Coffee tasting (cupping) sessions for the adults and kids activities for the little ones. Sat, Aug, 12, Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday Member and non-members welcome. Sat, Aug, 12, Klondike Follies 7:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Banjorama Extravaganza, Sam McGee, Musical Saw Orchestra, Gold Nugget Cancan Dancers and Gillian Campbell, get your at the Coast High Country Inn Sun, Aug, 13, 2017 RCMP Musical Ride Tour Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. Their performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. Sun, Aug, 13, Humane Society Summer Garage Sale 9:00 AM Mae Bachur Animal Shelter 1000s of items, draws, bbq and lots of fun animals! Sun, Aug, 13, Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun, Aug, 13, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Noninstructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Mon, Aug, 14, - 18, Street Eats Festival Whitehorse, Yukon Join us outside City Hall for a variety of Street Eats, for lunch AND dinner! Mon, Aug, 14, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Aug, 14, Discovery Day 10:00 AM Old Log Church Make a kids’ craft or take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable staff members. Free coffee, tea, lemonade, and tasty treats. 6682555 Mon, Aug, 14, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon, Aug, 14, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Tue, Aug, 15, BBQ For Yukon Assocation For Community Living 11:00 AM Yukon Association for Community Living Hamburgers, smokies and hot dogs with all the fixings, cost is by donation only. Find out what our organization is and what we do. Tue, Aug, 15, Intro to Microsoft Word 2016 11:00 AM Yukon Learn Call 3220408 to register. Tue, Aug, 15, Packing our Stories Over New Trails - Future Transport 2:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum A storytelling event celebrating bikes in the Yukon. Open mic and songwriting brainstorm, Bannock and Tea Tue, Aug, 15, Comedy Blitzkreig! 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton perform!

Wed, Aug, 16, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Aug, 16, Trail Night-Midtown Boogaloo 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Looking for volunteers to fill, haul and dump buckets as well as do finishing work on the trail. Mark your calendars! We’ll have all tools on site so you can ride to the work. Emal cmbcyukon@ gmail.com for more information. Wed, Aug, 16, Chamber Choir Rehearsal 7:45 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Spring 2017 session for this auditioned a cappella choir for mixed voices, call, or email to schedule an audition or for more information. 6677049 Wed, Aug, 16, Cult/Occult: Ginger Snaps + Children’s Day 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. Ginger is savagely attacked by a wild creature. preceded by Fawcett’s largely unseen student horror film Children’s Day Wed, Aug, 16, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

KIDS & FAMILIES Mondays - Friday Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30pm Saturdays 10-2pm. Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /6686535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome. Thu, Aug, 10, Wildlife Viewing: Knee High Nature 10:30 AM Middle McIntyre Creek 867-667-8291 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. Fri, Aug, 11, Cooking Program for Teens! 2:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library 667-8900 Free summer cooking program for teens! If you love cooking or want to learn how, and are between the ages of 12 and 16. To register email yplevents@gov.yk.ca or call 667-8900. Fri, Aug, 11, 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. Sun, Aug, 13, Wee Moves 2:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum AGES 3-5, an interactive afternoon of play and science exploration Leave the kids in our capable hands and run your Sunday errands or stay with us and get your hands dirty. Save your spot by registering at weemoves@goytm.ca Tue, Aug, 15, 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.

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RCMP Musical Ride Returns Creating new memories 22 years later by Darrell Hookey

“T

he best place to view the ride is from up high,” says Inge Sumanik. “But, for me, it is standing next to the fence and feeling the ground shake.” “The ride” that she refers to is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. Since 1876, the RCMP have displayed the riders’ abilities to control the power of the horses in a show of cavalry skills, pageantry and stirring music. Sumanik, the co-chair of the host committee that is bringing the musical ride to the Yukon on Aug. 12 and 13 for Canada’s 150th birthday, remembers the last time the 32 horses and their riders were here in 1995: “It was just awesome. They were warming up in front of the SS Klondike and the energy in that space was amazing. “It looks like chaos to someone who doesn’t know much about riding, but minutes later they are absolutely precise and making these precise and connected patterns with music.” Sherillynne Himmelsbach, her co-chair, agrees. “It is pretty special. It has been 20 years since it was here and it could be another 20 years before it comes again.” “And that is why we did this,” Sumanik adds. “Everyone we talked to who had seen it in 1995 has a memory of watching that ride and this is about having that opportunity again. “It was very powerful.” Himmelsbach continues: “It’s tradition; it’s the animal involvement and the relationship between the riders and the animals and the precision involved. “Most people have a memory of seeing the ride at one point in their life.” Vikki Quocksister, the coordinator of the event, said she was checking out the musical ride’s website: “It is fantastic how many hours it takes to train a horse and we were just wowed in 1995.” “Hopefully the sun will shine on us,” says Himmelsbach. “Well, it will happen rain or shine,” replies Quocksister. “But lightning can be an issue,” says Sumanik. “Can you imagine horses and lightning and those lances?” Quocksister asks, as they all laugh. It should be explained that

the three of them are getting a little punchy as they get close to the end of much work and many hours of meetings as they organize the Yukon event on behalf of the North Ridge Community Association. As the host association, it is responsible for covering the expenses of caring for the horses and setting up the McIntyre Ski Stadium for the performance. Any money that is left over at the end will be divided among the non-profit organizations that are helping. They include the Girl Guides, the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club and the Spirit Riders 4-H Club. North Ridge Community Association will use their share to help fund a new indoor dressage arena. “That’s one of the things the musical ride promotes,” says Sumanik. “They always leave good things behind.” The horses will arrive on Aug. 9 in three large trucks. Their home for the next four days will be the Takhini Arena as it is transformed into a stable. The public is welcome to visit the horses, riders and caretakers, when possible, beginning Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to have a chat and take pictures. On Saturday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Musical Ride will take place, beginning with a pre-

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PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The RCMP Musical Ride will perform at the McIntyre Ski Stadium on Aug. 12 and 13. PHOTO Inset: Organizing the Yukon Musical Ride has involved a lot of work for the host committee. From the left are Inge Sumanik, co-chair; Sherillynne Himmelsbach, co-chair; and Vikki Quocksister, coordinator show including local performers and the 4-H Club with its own display. A third performance is scheduled for Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. In between these shows, they will try to get some riders and horses to continuing care facilities for a visit. It is a huge undertaking, so the organizers are asking for volunteers to help with setup, takedown, parking and other duties. The volunteer coordinator can be reached at 333-9640 or YukonMusicalRide@gmail.com. And it is very expensive, so they are asking for families, organizations and businesses to host a horse. These donations will get

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Quocksister adds, “I love seeing such a small population with so much to give.” “A small organization taking on a very big project,” Himmelsbach says. “As usual,” Quocksister agrees. “And that is the Yukon… we do that… Yukoners are fantastic.” Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer living in Whitehorse.

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Eat What You Hunt with Sydney Oland

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ofta are an elongated meatball grilled on a stick. This version is really simply seasoned, but you can go in a lot of different directions with the flavour. More or less garlic. Some oregano would be delicious. A chili pepper wouldn’t hurt them either. In any case, this recipe is a nice addition to summer grilling, especially as hunting season is just around the corner. And many freezers might be down to just the shelves of ground. Make sure there are lots of toppings available, because the crunch of the fresh vegetables make a perfect counter to the soft pita and grilled meat. But the first dish I make after being gifted some heart is these simple tacos. They come together incredibly fast, using fresh chili gives it a lot of flavour without the need of having it sit in the fridge for hours. Besides, when you’ve got the first bits of fresh heart of hunting season, you’re not going to want to wait any longer than it takes to heat up a pan.

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The 17th Annual Riverside Arts Festival

Dawson City hosts a bounty of activities for Discovery Day weekend August 17 to 20, including the annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

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by Aislinn Cornett

Artist Bo Yeung with her bird head camera obscura at the 2016 Yukon Riverside Arts festival

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t’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days Festival, allows you to do just that, and in the most idyllic of settings – right alongside the Yukon River, nestled in the valley of the historic gold rush town. The annual three day event, which is produced by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), takes the small-but-thriving artistic community by storm with exhibitions, artist workshops and demonstrations, lectures, public art events, live music and an art market happening in venues throughout Dawson. “It’s an opportunity to see what’s going on artistically in the territory,” says Festival Producer Matthew Sarty, who has been overseeing the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival for six years. This year, KIAC has worked to keep the creative festival as central as possible, with the majority of the events taking place at the open-air Riverside Park and Gazebo right off Front Street. “There is lots going on during Discovery weekend and we want to make it easy to be part of festival,” Sarty says. You can find most visual artists set up riverside, working under tents-turned-studios for the weekend. The idea of the festival is to give the public an opportunity to talk to and work with local artists in an interactive and collaborative way. From weaving, to painting, to

sculpture, and everything in between, there’s a wide range of artistic flavours to choose from. “To hang out with so many Yukon visual artists in one place and to have access to multidisciplinary artists in this way is rare. It’s the accessible and collaborative atmosphere that makes the festival so special.” To kick off the annual arts affair, there will be a gallery hop on Thursday, August 17th, starting at the School of Visual Arts gallery, where 25 local artists will showcase their artistic efforts. From there, art appreciators can traipse around town to check out a number of pop up artist exhibitions around Dawson at several local businesses. The ODD Gallery will also host an opening reception on August 17th for KIAC Artists in Residence Leila Armstrong and Lisa Harmer, who are multimedia artists. Their exhibition, The Natural & The Manufactured 2017: Tall Tales for Short Nights and Warm Planets (curated by Marlaina Buch) will

showcase the collaborative work these artists have created over the course of their KIAC residency. “We see 22 artists over the course of the year, but it’s the only time of year when the residency is expected to result in a show,” Sarty says. “It’s very exciting for the gallery.” Unlike past festivals, this year KIAC has partnered with other organizations to produce “late night offerings” at the KIAC Ballroom, which include a Dawson City Music Festival concert on Friday, August 18th at 10 p.m., featuring musicians Thom Coombes and Naomi Kavka. On Saturday, August 19th at 10 p.m., the Yukon Film Society will present the Rendezvous with Madness Film Tour feature, Ken Foster. The film, directed by Josh Laner, explores the life of Vancouver street artist Ken Foster. Though the Riverside Arts Festival is an all ages event, this portion of the event will be licensed. Artist demonstrations will run all day on Saturday and Sunday, featuring a variety of multidisciplinary Yukon artists. The festival will feature over 12 artist demonstrations and over 20 artisans who will be selling their wares. The live music stage, also located riverside between the artist market and the demonstration tent, will feature 20 plus local Dawson acts, including mainly established musicians, but some upand-coming musicians as well. “It’s an active and fun atmosphere and you can always expect something to be happening,” Sarty says. Aislinn Cornett is a Yukon born and raised freelance writer, artist and art therapist currently writing and living on the beach in Mexico.

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE 20th Annual FARO Open

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TEAMS! YOU ARE ALL WINNERS TO US... AND HERE ARE THE ACTUAL ONES: 1ST PLACE: 2nd PLACE: 3rd PLACE: Harry Meers Memorial Trophy: Closest to the pin in 2 shots for Hole #9 THE IN LAWS (Geri Thomas, Frank Thomas, Stacey Ashley, Giles Archambault) Mens Closest to the Pin in one shot Hole #4 Ray Henderson from Fountain of Beer

TEAM MACKAY (Val Pike, Mark Pike, Stu MacKay, Cindy Fleischman) TEAM KILRICH (Rob Fordham, Scott MacDonald, Steve Wort, Kevin Chowen) THE IN LAWS (Geri Thomas, Frank Thomas, Stacey Ashley, Giles Archambault)

Ladies Closest to the Pin in one shot Hole #4 Heather McGeachy from Saskatchewan Rock Pickers Mens Longest Drive for Hole #5 Chris Criszinger from Team Buffalo

Ladies longest Drive for Hole #5 Jessica Wilkinson from Puff Caddie Hole #1 - Hole in One Was not won Subsidiary Prize for landing closest to the pin on the green Luke John from Weapons of Grass Destruction

Hole #8 - Hole in One Unclaimed for the 10th year in a row Subsidiary Prize for landing closest to the pin on the green Neil Sisson from Roos & Rednecks

Thank you to all who supported us, whether by playing in the tournament, coming out for the dinner and concession or all the wonderful donations. Also, a special Thank You to the businesses who sponsored the special holes. To our fabulous volunteers: once again a huge THANK YOU for all your help, you were AWESOME. A special THANK YOU to the Town of Faro for your support in so many ways & The Town Shop Crew for the awesome job of setting up and getting us everything we needed.


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Time for a Spiritual Checkup?

Active Interest LISTINGS Wed, Aug, 9 30 Minute Lunch Classes - Pilates 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Wed, Aug, 9 Biathlon Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed, Aug, 9 Hiking Class 6:30 PM Yukon Health Coaching A different trail head 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. yukonhealthcoaching@gmail.com Wed, Aug, 9 Ladies COBRA Self Defense 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Call 689-5307 or email graeme@ n60combativearts.ca for more information. Thu, Aug, 10 Wildlife Viewing: 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. 867-667-8291 wildlife.viewing@gov.yk.ca Thu, Aug, 10 30 Minute Lunch Classes - Pound 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Aug, 10 YASC 4 - 7 4:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu, Aug, 10 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Call 689-5307 or email graeme@n60combativearts.ca for more information. Thu, Aug, 10 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, Aug, 10 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu, Aug, 10 Trail Run 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon For more information call Nancy Thomson 333-0983 333-0983

Fri, Aug, 11 30 Minute Lunch Classes - T.A.G (thighs,abs, and glutes) 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri, Aug, 11 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Aug, 11 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Call 689-5307 or email graeme@n60combativearts.ca for more information. Sat, Aug, 12 - 13, Slamfest 2017! Mount Sima Amateur & Pro Race Events! BBQ, Lounge, Music & Prizes!! Sat, Aug, 12 YASC 1 - 4 1:00 PM Biathlon Range Sat, Aug, 12 Dance Gathering 8:00 PM Association franco-yukonnaise A monthly let-loose-shake-it-move-stretchsweat-smile evening. Mix of world beat, rock, blues, electronica. Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substance-free. Dance like nobody’s watching because... nobody’s watching! Questions? Contact 867-689-9774 Sun, Aug, 13 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Call 689-5307 or email graeme@n60combativearts.ca for more information. Mon, Aug, 14 RUN WILD a Family Fun 5k Run/Walk Yukon Wildlife Preserve A family fun 5K run/walk around the preserve, call or email for more information. 456-7400 Lindsay@ yukonwildlife.ca Mon, Aug, 14 Morning Bird Walk 7:00 AM Shipyards Park All are welcome! Car-pooling from meeting points is encouraged. Free. For information email: jennifer_trapnell@hotmail.com (cell 3353918) Mon, Aug, 14 30 Minute Lunch Classes - Xpress Barre 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 3343479 for more information. Mon, Aug, 14 Intro to Stand Up Paddle 7:00 PM Chadburn Lake Learn how

Wellness LISTINGS Wed, Aug, 9, 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, Aug, 9, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Aug, 9, Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Aug, 9, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 Wed, Aug, 9, The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 PM Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 334-1548 or Joanne 668-7713. Thu, Aug, 10, Guided Meditation Class 7:30 PM Sacred Circle Massage & Wellness Call 334-8201 or email sacred. circle@live.ca for more info. Fri, Aug, 11, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat, Aug, 12, Guided Meditation Class 2:00 PM Sacred Circle Massage & Wellness Call 334-8201 or email sacred. circle@live.ca for more info. Mon, Aug, 14, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Aug, 14, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Aug, 14, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Aug, 14, Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 PM Many Rivers Counselling

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Fri, Aug, 11, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Aug, 12, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Aug, 14, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Aug, 15, 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays 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 867-399-3321 Until Aug 14 Make Your First Jump - Skydiving Carcross Call 250-964-8228 or email jump@skydivebc.ca for more info or to book a time. Wed, Aug, 9, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Aug, 9, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Aug, 9, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Aug, 9, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 10, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 10, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 10, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 10, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Aug, 12, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Aug, 14, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Aug, 14, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 15, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 15, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Aug, 15, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 15, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Aug, 15, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 15, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

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Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Tue, Aug, 15, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 PM Carmacks Recreation Centre

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Lane Swim Dawson City Pool Mon/Wed 6:30am-8:30am, 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 1:15pm3pm 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 5:30pm-6:30pm Danoja Zho Wednesdays & Saturdays Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 2:30 pm Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Wednesdays Sasquatch and the Unexplained 11:00 am A North-end walking tour sharing stories of the unfamiliar, stroll with a heritage interpreter up to the base of the Moosehide Slide for a truly super-natural chat about bush man encounters. Wednesdays Bannock and Tea 3:00 pm Thursdays Bannock and Sourdough: Food of the trail 11:30 am Learn about the history of these hardy foods of the north and enjoy a cup of campfire coffee or bush tea. Free! Until Aug 12 Virginia Mitford: Alluvium, To Wash Against KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Exhibit showing until August 12, 2017

Mon, Aug, 7, - 11, Dance Camp KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Register at the Rec Dept. For more info call 867-993-7400 ex 299 Wed, Aug, 9, Bannock and Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Wed, Aug, 9, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Aug, 10, Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Aug, 10, Kids Swim Movie Night 6:30 PM Dawson City Pool Swim, eat popcorn and watch a movie! Thu, Aug, 10, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Aug, 10, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Aug, 11, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Aug, 11, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Aug, 11, Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Fri, Aug, 11, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Aug, 11, Campfire Program 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Aug, 12, Guided Hike into the Alpine 10:00 AM Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Aug, 12, 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, Aug, 12, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Aug, 13, Guided Hike: North Klondike Trail 10:00 AM Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Aug, 13, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Aug, 13, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon, Aug, 14, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Aug, 14, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Aug, 14, Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Mon, Aug, 14, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Tue, Aug, 15, Beginner Piano for Kids and Adults with Barnacle Bob 3:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Learn to play by ear (improv) all instruments. Piano based lessons for all ages and all styles.*Half hour or one hour sessions available, call 993-5005 for more information. Tue, Aug, 15, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Aug, 15, Life Drawing Drop-in 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Open to all skill levels! Bring your own paper or purchase it there. Drawing tools provided. Tue, Aug, 15, Campfire Program 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park

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Wed, Aug, 9, Fireside Chats and Bocce Tournaments Campbell Region Interpretive Center Wed, Aug, 9, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Aug, 9, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Aug, 10, Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Fri, Aug, 11, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Aug, 11, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun, Aug, 13, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Aug, 13, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Aug, 15, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided

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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 5pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am-1pm & 5:30-8pm Wed, Aug, 9, 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, Aug, 9, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed, Aug, 9, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Wed, Aug, 9, Floor Hockey 8:00 PM Haines Junction Community Centre Contact elskloppers@gmail.com for more details, weekly on Wednesday, Friday, until Aug 30

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Wed, Aug, 9, 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, Aug, 10, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Aug, 10, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Aug, 10, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Aug, 10, Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Aug, 10, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu, Aug, 10, 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, Aug, 11, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Aug, 11, Friday Night Salmon Bake - Fawn Fritzen & Guest 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@ gmail.com for more information. Fri, Aug, 11, Floor Hockey 8:00 PM Haines Junction Community Centre Contact elskloppers@gmail.com for more details, weekly on Wednesday, Friday, until Aug 30 Fri, Aug, 11, 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, Aug, 12, - 13, The Augusto! Children’s Festival St. Elias Community School The festival will be geared to ages 12 and under. Sat, Aug, 12, BoSo - Borealis Soul Dance Performers 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sat, Aug, 12, YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017 7:30 PM Million Dollar Falls Campground Music around the campfire, bring your chair a mug for tea, your instruments! Meet at the cook shelter. Sat, Aug, 12, 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, Aug, 13, Music Jam 10:00 AM Village Bakery and Deli Sun, Aug, 13, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Sun, Aug, 13, 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, Aug, 14, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, Aug, 14, 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, Aug, 15, Romp and Stomp Music and Movement 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Centre In the Mezzanine Free, music and movement for kids 0-2 and parents, please bring your own snack and register with Karina by email karinahoward15@gmail.com Tue, Aug, 15, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Aug, 15, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Tue, Aug, 15, 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.

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Fri, Aug, 11, - 12, Keno City Music Festival 2017 Keno CIty Free Festival... for everyone, by everyone.

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Aug, 11, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Aug, 12, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Aug, 12, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sun, Aug, 13, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Aug, 15, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Aug, 15, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Aug, 15, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@yogawhitehorse.ca

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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 1:30pm5:30pm

Fri, Aug, 11, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Aug, 13, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Aug, 15, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

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Wed, Aug, 9, Mountain Top Berry Picking 1:30 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 966-3261 ext. 275 Wed, Aug, 9, Community Baseball 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 966-3261 ext. 275 Thu, Aug, 10, - 12, Vuntut Gwitchin Annual General Assembly Chief Zzeh Gittlit School Contact Jenna Lord by phone at 966-3261 ext 229 or email ea@vgfn.net for more information. Thu, Aug, 10, Community Baseball 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 966-3261 ext. 275 Thu, Aug, 10, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Fri, Aug, 11, Floor Hockey Tournament 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 966-3261 ext. 275 Sun, Aug, 13, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Aug, 15, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center TAGISH Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wednesdays & Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat, Aug, 12, Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Wed, Aug, 16, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Aug, 16, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

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Thu, Aug, 10, Bootcamp 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, come down for a fantastic workout! 3354250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Thu, Aug, 10, Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri, Aug, 11, Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Sun, Aug, 13, Community Garage Sale 1:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Aug, 15, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, Aug, 15, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina. sheldon@ttc-teslin.com

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Daily at 12-4pm & 6-8pm Yukon`s Northern Lights Showtimes -Two scheduled shows /day 1pm and 6:30 pm – will show on request for large groups as well. Northern Lights Center Features the amazing phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts state-of-the-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Daily Public Swim Watson Lake Dennis Ball Swimming Pool 3:30pm - 5:30pm Thu, Aug, 10, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Aug, 10, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat, Aug, 12, Kids Triathlon 11:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre To register or for more info call Meaghan at 536-8023 Sat, Aug, 12, Arts in the Park 12:00 PM Sign Post Forest Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Sat, Aug, 12, 2017 Watson Lake Triathlon 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre To register or for more info call Meaghan at 536-8023 Sun, Aug, 13, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Aug, 14, Monkey Business Gymnastics Summer Camp Watson Lake Recreation Centre To register or for more information call Alyssa at 536-8020 Mon, Aug, 14, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Aug, 15, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Aug, 15, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake

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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. Fri, Aug, 11, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Aug, 11, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Aug, 11, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Aug, 11, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Aug, 11, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Aug, 12, Totem Trot 5k and Half Marathon Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Saturday half marathon and 5K fun run/walk events start. Call 907-766-2366 or email director@sheldonmuseum.net for more information. Sat, Aug, 12, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 AM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sun, Aug, 13, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Aug, 13, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 14, - 18, Alaska Municipal League Conference Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 14, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Aug, 14, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 14, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Aug, 14, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 14, Private Jujutsu Class 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 14, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 14, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

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Thu, Aug, 10, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 10, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 10, Mat Pilates 7:15 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu, Aug, 10, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Aug, 10, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 10, 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, Aug, 10, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/ Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 10, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Aug, 11, Gentle Flow 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri, Aug, 11, Friday Dance Night 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring DJ EL-P Sat, Aug, 12, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Aug, 12, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 12, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 12, 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. Sun, Aug, 13, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Aug, 14, 2017 RCMP Musical Ride Tour Skagway Alaska Performed by a full troop of 32 riders and their horses. Their performance consists of intricate figures and drills choreographed to music. Mon, Aug, 14, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Aug, 14, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 14, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 14, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 14, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 14, Music Mondays 7:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring different musicians each week.

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Katie Thom’s “fine food on four wheels” has arrived to the Whitehorse food truck scene

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ulinary queen and DIY entrepreneur Katie Thom might be flying by the seat of her pants, but when she sets her mind on something, she does it, and with force. Though operating a food truck has been on her mind for the last 10 years, it was a decision Thom only made, and fully committed to, three short months ago. On May 17th, the chef opened for business. “I decided and therefore it was happening,” says Thom. “It was as easy as that.” LuLu’s Lunch Truck, a one woman operated fine fare food truck, is Thom’s vision come to fruition. “I liked the idea of a food truck because it’s seasonal and the menu changes constantly, so there is lots of ability to be creative and cook my own vision.” Originally from Ontario, Thom went to culinary school at the University of Guelph, and has been cooking and traveling for the last 15 years. She has been living off and on in Australia for the last 10 years, most recently residing in Chinchilla, Queensland. Two years ago Thom answered the call to come north after seeing a job posting for a chef at the Yukon Suspension Bridge’s Cliff Side Restaurant. Within six days of her interview, Thom was on a plane headed north for Whitehorse from Ontario, her bags still unpacked from her Aussie return. “I only intended to stay for the summer, and then I stayed for the winter, and another summer… and I’m still here!” laughs Thom. This job was Thom’s first when she

arrived in the Yukon and it was a seasonal position (the suspension bridge only runs for summer). She worked a variety of jobs in the interim until she started her food truck this past spring. Thom may have a impressive mixed bag of work experience, from working on a watermelon farm, to a million and a half acre cattle farm, but building a food truck was definitely not listed on her resume. Despite having no prior knowledge in this realm, Thom took on the arduous task of building a food truck this spring. “My friends laugh and say, no one builds a food truck in eight weeks!” Thom did. She had the electrical and propane components done by professionals, and everything else, she did herself. “I knew from a chef’s standpoint the equipment I wanted, and the rest was looking up regulations and requirements,” explains Thom, acknowledging Environmental Health Services as a great resource. LuLu’s Lunch Truck offers an eclectic fine food menu, from jerk pork tacos with mango salsa to chicken in a green curry to the bacon dill pickle grilled cheese sandwich. “There’s no theme, just wholesome good food,” Thom says. You won’t see anything out of a box here. All of Thom’s wholesome food is lovingly made from scratch and her menu offers something for every taste bud. That’s saying something, especially when all the menu planning, shopping, preparation, cooking and cleanup is done by Thom.

A fan favourite: Katie Thom’s jerk pork tacos with fresh mango salsa

PHOTO: courtesy of Katie Thom Most days, Thom can be found working in her food truck, from morning to night. She also offers lunch catering as well, which can be ordered off her weekly menu. “It’s well cooked food, and I don’t mean like an overcooked steak,” laughs Thom. “I want people to feel fulfilled after having a delicious, well made meal.” Thom’s menu changes from week to week, depending on what strikes inspiration with the creative chef, and what’s on sale at the grocery store. Sometimes she offers a fan favourite week, where she features popular menu items from previous weeks, like her pork tacos, as requested by numerous lunch goers. “It’s the chef’s equivalent of art,” she says. “I get anxiety over the weekly menu reveal. I wonder, are people going to like it? Is it boring?

“Everyone is artistic in their own way. I can’t draw to save my life and my penmanship is atrocious, but I can be creative with food.” LuLu’s Lunch Truck can be found at the Waterfront Wharf in front of MacBride Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday. She will also be at the Atlin and Dawson City music festivals, and private functions. Thom will run her seasonal venture, weather dependent, until September. Aislinn Cornett is a Yukon born and raised freelance writer, artist and art therapist currently writing and living on the beach in Mexico.

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s family reunions go, the event I attended in Ontario’s Georgian Bay district on a recent weekend was a fairly small-scale affair. At its peak, a mere 24 people were in attendance. Officially, it wasn’t really a reunion, just a gathering in Canada’s quintessential cottage country to mark my oldest brother’s 80th birthday. Judging by the comments I receive, I realize that many regular readers of this column have already surpassed that mark by several years, maybe even a decade or more. If not, they have siblings, spouses, or friends in the top echelons of Geezerhood. Yet, even at the relatively advanced age of 74, I found myself awestruck by the fact that someone I grew up with has reached the positively ancient age of 80. There were only three generations present for the occasion. A fourth is due to make its debut in a few weeks’ time. Apart from the birthday boy and his wife, I was the sole representative of the “older” generation.

What made this different from other family reunions I’ve attended was that, as a nondescendent of the reigning clan patriarch and matriarch, I really didn’t belong there. There were common genes, sure, but no direct lineage. Still, surrounded by nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews, rather than by siblings and cousins, I felt completely at home. Even among those I had never met previously, there were enough similarities in mannerisms, facial features, speaking and laughing patterns, that I frequently had to remind myself that this was my brother’s clan, not my parents’ or grandparents’. If I closed my eyes, I could almost imagine being surrounded by my other brother’s offspring, or my sister’s. Or even my own children and grandchildren. Is it nature or nurture that makes relatives prepare food the same way, wash dishes the same way, exhibit the same sense of humour, engage in the same teasing banter, hold the same

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conversations, and enjoy the same games? Why does a 6-year-old greatniece dog paddling around the dock bring to mind long, happy days of swimming with my older sister at a different, but similar, cottage almost 70 years ago? Why does an 11-year-old playing cribbage with his old man suddenly remind me of so many happy matches with my own father, or between my father and his in their day? And why do cousins who may see each other only once a year, or even less, get up to the same harmless mischief, as if they were long-time and regular coconspirators? I don’t expect to unravel these mysteries anytime soon, but I’m happy to observe them in action from time to time. What’s that old maxim about the relative viscosity of blood versus water? Our resident Geezer lives southeast of Whitehorse. You can reach him at editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Ghost Hunting in the Whitehorse Copperbelt Fun filled historical mining camp for kids ages 6 to 12 takes place Aug. 14 to 18 at the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum

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difficult to hold, was taking on 500 to 600 gallons per minute. At noon on Wednesday, March 21, 1917, the mine collapsed. Nine men were trapped 300 feet underground. Seven hours later, after one failed rescue attempt, the rescue operation turned to drilling 85 feet of solid granite. For 72 nonstop hours teams tore into the granite at a record speed of one foot an hour.” Gaffin’s research compiled in “A Glimpse at the Whitehorse Copperbelt” continues: “Early Saturday morning they broke into the prospect drift where the three survivors had listened for the past 24 hours to the staccato of steel biting into rock.” Freed after 86 hours underground, the miners were rushed to hospital. A memorial plaque, organized by miner Ed Andre in 2001, honours the men trapped underground. And mine safety improved. In the aftermath of the disaster, debate ceased about the need for worker’s compensation in the territory and on April 24, 1917, assent was given to the Yukon’s first Work[men’s] Compensation Ordinance. A memorial plaque, organized by miner Ed Andre in 2001, honours the men trapped underground. Drainville is taking the opportunity to introduce personal protective equipment underground rescue packs to the campers with hands-on safety activities. “Parents appreciate having

Remains of the workings of Whitehorse Copper Mine

their children learn,” she adds. Drainville advises ghost hunters to “Get a good night’s rest. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather and bring sunscreen, water and a lunch to camp.” With the “perfect location of the Copperbelt Museum and the museum’s capable staff, we hope kids will have a great camp experience.” To register your aspiring ghost hunter, call 667-2709, ext. 4 or

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ou wouldn’t think a person could go ghost hunting in the middle of the day in the middle of summer, but MacBride Museum offers six to 12-year-olds a chance to do just that from August 14 to 18. “To hunt ghosts, and tell Yukon ghost stories, you need the historical perspective,” says Angela Drainville, manager of museums programs and development. “There’s a quest involved in creating the story and working in the extra elements unique to ghosts.” The popular camp fosters research and “encourages kids to be unique” with plenty of fresh air, play and physical activities. It takes place at the Whitehorse Copper Mine site and the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum, located two kilometres north of Two Mile Hill on the Alaska Highway. This year’s theme commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Pueblo Mine Cave-in at Whitehorse Copper Mine. “It’s the first time the disaster has been incorporated in the program,” says Drainville. Actual events reveal plenty of real life ghosts of our past. Between 1906 and 1917 the Atlas Mining Company’s Pueblo deposit produced 150,000 tons of copper-silver ore. Respected mining columnist Jane Gaffin (19422000) compiled her knowledge in a document titled “A Glimpse at the Whitehorse Copperbelt”. In it she wrote: “The Pueblo was a ‘wet mine.’ The ground, soft and

PHOTOS: courtesy MacBride Museum

Camp include rides on the locomotive, or Loki, from the Copperbelt Railway Station contact FrontDesk@MacBrideMuseum.com. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $160 per member, $200 non-member. The Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum is located at 91928

Alaska Highway in Whitehorse. Jessica Simon is What’s Up mining columnist and editor of the Yukon Mining Directory.

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The First of Its Kind in the Yukon This art and music festival takes place in Haines Junction at the St. Elias Convention Centre Aug. 11 to 13 by Michael Bramadat-Willcock

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There’s a Saturday night performance with Tippy Agogo (who performs on instruments made from recycled goods) followed by Flyin’ Bob the “one man circus” who will present his “Articulate Nonsense” show

e are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon’s only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. “We have a great variety of workshops and an excellent group of presenters, including visual artists, performing artists and other activity leaders.” This is the Festival’s first year and and interest in the project on the part of Yukon artists exceeded Sillery’s expectations. “We have an absolutely great program, a variety of activities and an excellent group of presenters both in visual and performing arts. The lineup turned out better than I’d ever imagined,” she says. The Festival features a Friday night dance with Claire Ness and the Swing Sets and a performance by the traditional Dakwäkäda Dancers. There’s a Saturday night performance with Tippy Agogo (who performs on instruments made from recycled goods) followed by Flyin’ Bob (who Sillery describes as a “one man circus”) who will present his “Articulate Nonsense” show. During the daytime there will be 13 different types of workshops planned for attendees and their parents to choose from, such as performing arts, visual arts, instrument making, circus skills, hula hoop making, cartooning, felting and intro to judo or robotics. Workshops are designed for kids ages five to 12. There’s a separate “toddler town” for children ages four and under with

structured activities. More activities will include face painting, button making with parks Canada, planting marigolds and learning how to repair broken toys. Peripheral activities include roving performers and a few surprises. Sillery says organizers want to put Haines Junction on the map with this new Yukon festival. “Haines Junction has proven capacity and experience to host large events and our existing demographic, which has recently seen a significant shift to young families and active grandparents, is the perfect fit,” says Sillery. She says that the growing number of young families with children in the community will benefit from the festival and she’s also hoping that visitors will attend from around the territory. “Haines Junction is an easy getaway for folks from Whitehorse and other adjacent communities up the north Alaska Highway,” she says. “For people in Atlin and Haines, it is a great opportunity for Haines Junction to reciprocate the pleasure many of us have felt attending both the Atlin Arts and Music Festival and the Southeast Alaska State Fair.” The theme of the festival this year is zero waste and there will be manned stations for compost and recycling. Encouraging children to develop skillsets like repairing old belongings and reusing materials inspires many of the activities and performances too. The festival will provide hot and cold drinks for all children and accompanying adults. No bottled water or bottled drinks will be sold on site. A “Kid’s Café” will be operating in the Atrium during the daytime workshop hours on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend passes for ages five to 12 include a $5 credit at the Kid’s Café and children under two years old attend for free. “Remember to bring your tickets,” says Sillery, “...these will be exchanged for a wristband at the gate. Also be sure to bring your own grownup!” Children participating in the festival must be accompanied by an adult. Sillery is thrilled with the level of community involvement in the project. “We have been fortunate to have a lot of support from [Champagne and Aishihik First Nations] Chief and Council, Mayor and Council, and several local businesses and community organizations who have really stepped up to help ensure this first annual festival is successful!” Organizers are hoping that the project will become an annual event. “There are so many festivals in the Yukon. It’s time for a dedicated kids festival and Haines Junction is the perfect place,” says Sillery. For more information or to purchase tickets visit AugustoKids.ca.

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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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