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n our second column we asked the Went family in Faro to share a story about their favourite book and about how reading brought them together and set up their kids for success. Here’s what Kara Went told us: “We signed both of our children up for the Yukon Imagination Library program because we knew how important it was to share our love of books and reading with them. Our oldest, Hunter, is now turning 10 in June and his little brother just turned eight. The boys received books each month from infancy until they turned five. They loved getting something special in the mail just for them every month! “Our absolute favourite book that we got through this amazing program was called ABC Look At Me [by Roberta Grobel Intrater]. Our son wasn’t even a year old when he got that book and he fell in love with it right away. Every letter of the alphabet has a picture of toddler showing a facial expression that goes along with the letter and description. I am pretty sure my husband and I can still recite the entire book from memory! ‘A is for angry when I had a bad day.... B is for bashful when I’m too shy to play…’ “We read that book over and over and we even had to take it with us on numerous camping trips. “The boys started school eager to learn and were both reading independently from a young age. They are now both voracious readers and reading years above their grade levels. We are constantly ordering books into our local library, there is always a stack of books hidden under their quilts, and they have a bin full of books for every camping trip. “While we have given away many of the books we received

PHOTO: courtesy of the Went family from the Yukon Imagination Library to other children in our community, ABC Look At Me is still on our bookshelf and it will always bring back a lot of happy memories for our family.” This column is provided by the Yukon Imagination Library. Visit our website at www.YukonImaginationLibrary.ca to register your child or lend your support.

Kara Went says: Here is a picture of our oldest son, Hunter, and Dad reading his favourite book while we were camping down the South Canol back in 2008 Leighann Chalykoff is a Yukon writer who believes in building community through good causes.


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Geek Get-Together

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The third YukomiCon takes place at the Yukon Convention Centre Aug. 25 to 27

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f you think Captain America’s corny and overrated, you’re in good company – with the likes of Thor, Spider-Man, and Nick Fury. They’re just three of the heroes who will spend a night laying burns on the Captain at a “roast” during YukomiCon this year. The Roast, which takes place on Saturday, August 26 at 9 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Whitehorse, is a collaboration with Yukon Comedy Collective – and it’s just one of many events scheduled for this year’s three-day celebration of all things great and geeky. It’s also the newest addition to the convention, which will take place at the Yukon Convention Centre August 25 to 27. Reid Vanier, board member with the Yukon Comic Culture Society (which puts on the Con) says the first event in 2014 started small. “It started as an informal meeting,” he says. “People coming together who had a shared interest in comics and geek culture and decided in that meeting, ‘Why can’t we throw our own convention?’” After 2014, it took place again in 2015, before having a break in 2016. Vanier says that this year the board of the Comic Culture Society has changed, and the energy of new members has fuelled the organization this summer.

on landscape, he says. The pieces in this show have elements of that, but the landscape element is mostly just a backdrop to silhouetted superheroes, and fantasy and industrial scenes. Vanier says the best part of the convention, though, isn’t the individual guests, workshops, or events, but the atmosphere created by attendees. In 2015, 850 people came out, and Vanier says it’s always exciting to be in a place with that many people who are as excited as you are about something. “I think when you look at those numbers of people who PHOTO: courtesy of Reid Vanier attend, not everyone in that group would define themThe convention crowd at the 2015 YukomiCon selves as a geek or a gamer or a cosplayer or anything like that. Among the workshops, Vanier is There is that level of person, but Offerings include talks and workshops from all kinds of Can- particularly excited for a cosplay this brings together huge nerds adian talent, such as Toby Proctor, session led by Andy Rae, a cos- and people with a passing interwho voiced “Tuxedo Mask” in the tume designer from B.C. Rae will est in meeting actors and learngive demos and explain how to use ing about the craft. I think what’s Sailor Moon cartoons. Vanier says Proctor has been Worbla, a thermoplastic used by nice about an event like this is up for YukomiCon in the past, and cosplayers to create realistic rep- that is kind of runs the gamut… it loved Whitehorse. He talked it up licas of costumes and weapons. encourages people to follow [their For gamers, there will be tour- interests] more passionately. To to other voice actors and comic creators, which is how YukomiCon naments including Magic: The celebrate the things that we like, ended up with roughly 15 special Gathering, Settlers of Catan, and engage further, as a group and Pokemon and more. And, down a community.” guests this year. Among them is PJ Phil, who the street from the Legion, locals Tickets for the YukomiCon ‘17 hosted the downtime between are part of the programming at are available online at YukomiYTV shows such as Power Rangers Arts Underground, with The True Con.com and at the door. and Are You Afraid of the Dark?; North Strong and Geek. That’s a illustrator Diana Greenhalgh, who show of work from Yukon artists Amy Kenny is a writer and has done movie posters for Dead- that Vanier says turns the idea of artist living in Whitehorse. pool; and Mackenzie Gray, who northern art on its head. She likes books, bikes and A lot of northern art focuses played “Jax-Ur” in Man of Steel. being outside.

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new hip hop artists in Whitehorse. In addition to Mr. Abstract, Hip Hop Show #3 will also feature performances by a host of other local rappers, DJs and beatboxers, including B-Cray, Calm Rivers, Cosmic Sorceress, Cymatic, Tahltan Havoc, JB Bobby Dilla, Lucid Logic and John Stosh. “We’ll have the featured performers all play their sets, then have a free-for-all at the end,” says Barr. He adds that members of the public are welcome to get on stage and participate during the free-for-all to close off the show. As excitement builds for the concert, the participants get busier and busier with preparations and rehearsals. Yet the showrunners are faithfully working to stay on schedule and have everything ready on time. Hip Hop Show #3 takes place Thursday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at Splintered Craft, which is located at 4159 - 4th Avenue. It is an all ages show, and admission is by pay-what-you-can donations at the door. For more information, check out Splintered Craft’s Facebook page.

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periment’s first CD release concert, a two-day all youth festival called BreakFest, and two hip hop shows, Splintered Craft is now known as much as a concert venue as anything else. Currently, the people of Splintered Craft are working on preparations for their next big event, Hip Hop Show #3. Splintered Craft is run by Jona Barr, who diligently devotes his evenings to maintaining the studio and encouraging the desired environment within. Barr, however, puts a heavy emphasis on the fact that the youth who attend Splintered Craft play the biggest role in putting on the concerts events that happen here. The youth who will be participating in the concert are in Splintered Craft now during all its opening hours, practicing their music, as well as making flyers and setting up the space for the show. “It seems like we’re going to have a lot of different rappers,” says Tanner Coyne, a Splintered Craft regular and featured performer who goes by the stage name Mr. Abstract. “I’m hoping to get my DJ skills up to the point where I can DJ for everyone’s set,” he says. While being an opportunity for fans to have fun and artists see their work pay off, the show will also provide exposure for many

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ave you seen the gamers and sci-fi fans and people dressed up as action heroes from the comics and board games? Well, Paul Scholz is their president. To be more precise, he is the president of the Yukon Comic Culture Society, an all-volunteer board that creates events to unabashedly celebrate “geek and nerd culture.” That’s right: YukomiCon. But he is also a board member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254, a grandfather, and general manager of Klondike Business Solutions. “I love Star Trek,” he says, introducing the appeal of this fun culture. “I wear a Star Trek T-shirt often when I go home. “With a convention like YukomiCon, you can let out your innergeek and love what you love… and you are with others who love what they love. “At my first convention, I went with my grandson, who was five, and he saw “Deadpool” – he didn’t know it was “Deadpool,” he thought it was “Spiderman” – and “Deadpool” gave him a high five and my grandson was beaming. “That is a great feeling for me, personally. To see a young child

smile at their super hero, it is addicting.” Indeed, you may have seen Scholz dressed as “Captain America.” “I started dressing up for trick or treat and one year I got a ‘Captain America’ costume and my grandson loved it. “Others get jazzed because they just saw ‘Captain America’ and he waved to them… and it isn’t ‘Paul’ ... it is ‘Captain America.’” Before this magic can happen, there is a lot of work that needs to happen first. “Hundreds and hundreds of hours of meetings,” says Scholz. “The previous president warned me, but I was surprised at the workload. “We are a working board, and there is a lot of work. “There is going to meetings and preparing for meetings so that you have information at your fingertips. “And, with an all-volunteer board, it is a huge learning curve for everyone to find funding and sponsors; getting vendors to come and contacting agents of actors and artists. “And then negotiate with them.”

PHOTO: Darrell Hookey Fortunately, he has a board to work with. “We have an amazingly talented group of people,” Scholz says. “I am not the type of person to be a dictator and say ‘This is how we do things,’ but, rather, to make the vision their own: This is what we want to do, now, how do we create our vision into something tangible? “I give them the tools and support so that they can take the puck and go further than I can go with my skillset.” Scholz was just a VIP member for the first YukomiCon in 2013. Afterwards, he attended the AGM and joined the board. Later that year he became treasurer. When the first president left the territory, he was elected to that position.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Until Fri, Aug, 25, Maplewish, curated by Maya Rosenberg Yukon Arts Centre In the Community Gallery Sat, Aug, 26, The Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Project Yukon Arts Centre Photographs, cameras, and documents from the 2015 Dawson City festival. The exhibition includes several of the cameras obscura – the actual objects for viewing and recording surrounding imagery, Until Sat, Aug, 26, Wish 150 Yukon Mosaic Yukon Arts Centre A national initiative created to bring together our communities and inspire for a better future through art and color. August 4-26, 2017. Until Aug, 26 Dennis Shorty My Childhood Memories Arts Underground Until Sat, Aug, 26, Exhibit - Teresa Vander-Meer Chassé - Rez Car Arts Underground Emerging as one of Yukon’s young artists. “Rez Car,” with its satirical wit, provokes imagination amongst viewers and encourages them to see beauty in all objects. Until Sun, Aug, 27, Solo exhibit - Amzie Cooke-Goodall Yukon Arts Centre In the Youth Gallery Until Fri, Sep, 1, Exhibit for Created at the Canyon Northern Front Studio The finished artwork will be on display at the studio from August 2nd to September 1st. 668 5678

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Tue, Aug, 29, Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint 11:00 AM Yukon Learn Call 322-0408 to register. Tue, Aug, 29, Cult/Occult: Night of the Comet 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina and Samantha find that they’re among the only survivors of a zombie attack. Free popcorn! Free entry! Directed by Thom Eberhardt, 95 mins, Parental Guidance Wed, Aug, 30, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Aug, 30, Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:30 PM A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Wed, Aug, 30, Chamber Choir Rehearsal 7:45 PM Vanier Catholic Secondary Spring 2017 session for this auditioned a cappella choir for mixed voices, call, or email to schedule an audition or for more information. 667-7049 Wed, Aug, 30, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

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Sun, Aug, 27, 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, 29, 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.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Thu, Aug, 24, Managing Conflict after Separation or Divorce 5:30 PM Yukon Inn Learn how to renegotiate personal boundaries and develop parenting strategies, To register call 667-3066 or email FLIC@ gov.yk.ca Thu, Aug, 24, Legion General Meetings 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Thu, Aug, 24, Public Meeting of the Yukon Francophone School Board 6:30 PM Commission Scolaire Francophone Address the Commissioners on any subject that interests you. Babysitting available on request. Welcome everyone! Sat, Aug, 26, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:30 AM Emergency Measures Organization YARA’s breakfast at the A&W. Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon often join.

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hese breakfast wraps are my favorite part of every hunting or camping trip. Trekking through the Yukon has so much to offer (vast nature, beautiful views, abundant wildlife) and yet it’s the smell of these wraps crisping up over a fire that’s the memory I cling to when I’m away. They just don’t taste as good anywhere else.

These two versions are staples in my house, but you can add or subtract. Or even mash these two together, you really can’t go wrong. Just remember to cook the eggs until they’ve lost all their gooey-ness. In any other instance, the goo is the most important part of the Makes 10 wraps

egg. Since these are meant to eat in the woods, you want everything to stay in place.

Diner-Style Breakfast Wraps INGREDIENTS

1. Ingredients for diner style breakfast wraps

1 pound breakfast sausage, chopped or crumbled 10 eggs, beaten ½ cup Cheez Whiz (or velveeta, or grated cheddar) Salt and pepper, to taste 10 frozen hash brown patties 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 10 large tortillas

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3. Assembling the wraps

4. Ready to be wrapped in foil

Heat a large skillet over high heat and add breakfast sausage. Cook until the sausage is browned and fully cooked, about 6 minutes. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the fat and return pan to heat. Add beaten eggs and ½ cup Cheez Whiz (or whatever cheese type of thing you’re using) and cook, stirring constantly until eggs are cooked through, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Tear off and stack 10 pieces foil large enough that one of the tortillas can sit on it and not overlap the sides. Place one tortilla on the stack of foil, then place about ⅓ cup of egg mixture in the middle of the tortilla, followed by hash brown patty, followed by grated cheese. Wrap the tortilla around the filling, making sure it is fully enclosed, then wrap in foil. Repeat with all ingredients then place assembled wraps in your freezer. cont’d on page 11...

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Adam Gerle at last year’s Cocktails, Canapes and Costumes event at the SS Klondike

Miche Genest makes Bannock at last year’s Klondike Cocktails event

Yukon food is centred around wild ingredients such as spruce tips and game meat. With that in mind Schiffkorn is developing a “Yukon menu” with dishes that are unique to the territory such as chimichurri sauce made with mustard greens or radish pods. The Yukon Culinary Festival’s growth is a sign of the flour-

Troy King puts the last touch on a venison dish at last year’s Klondike Cocktails event

ishing local food scene here. According to Schiffkorn, the culinary arts are “...the thread that binds and pulls us all together as Yukoners.” For more information about the festival or to buy tickets go to YukonCulinary.ca. Lily Quan is a Whitehorse based writer.

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in their Yukon best will dine on a host of appetizers and finger foods aboard the SS Klondike itself. Tickets are selling quickly. Chefs Carson Schiffkorn and Troy King of Inn on the Lake, located at Marsh Lake, have designed the menu. Schiffkorn has been intimately involved with the festival since it began five years ago. Traditional

PHOTO: Michal Kostal

The Ultimate Seafood Feast, taking place on Friday at 7 p.m. at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, will feature flavours from a variety of cultures including First Nations. Those who attended last year’s festival will remember the Ultimate Seafood Feast, a blow-out buffet that featured East Coast lobster with gnocchi and Alaskan spot prawns spiced with garam masala. This year’s menu is just as tempting: Alaskan mussel boil with local game sausage, corn and potatoes, dungeness crab segments with five-spice drawn butter and local greens, and a selection of fish including sockeye salmon stuffed with wild Yukon herbs and a morel duxelle. The event will also feature the local flavour of Yukon Brewing beers. Last year’s Seafood Feast sold out and organizers have doubled the size of the event this year. New to the Yukon Culinary Festival this year is the Cocktails, Canapes and Costumes event on Saturday at 6 p.m. In previous years, dinners were held on the grounds outside the SS Klondike. This year, guests dressed

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he Yukon Culinary Festival sounds like a good way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. “The definition of Canadian cuisine that we use is local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients in the hands of many cultures,” says Eric Pateman, the festival’s main organizer. “This being Canada’s 150th, we have an opportunity to tell this story through the food.” Canadian cuisine is difficult to pin down. We are a multicultural country, with multicultural cuisine. The First Nations have a long tradition of dishes made with food harvested from the wild. Today, according to Pateman, there are no rules. “You can combine Thai, Japanese and First Nations in a dish, and nobody bats an eye.” The Festival starts on Thursday, August 24 and runs through Saturday, August 26, and will highlight foods harvested from the Yukon wild or grown here by our farmers. The festival begins on Thursday with cooking demos by local chefs at the Fireweed Community Market, and ramps up with the official kickoff party at 7p.m Thursday night at the Woodcutter’s Blanket.

PHOTO: Michal Kostal

The Yukon Culinary Festival takes place Aug. 24 to 26

by Lily Quan

Oysters in a barrell at last year’s ultimate seafood feast at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

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We asked people involved with this year’s Yukon Culinary Festival what their most memorable meal has been here in the Yukon. Chef Miche Genest, author of The Boreal Gourmet (2010) and The Boreal Feast (2014) My most memorable meal was moose ribs braised in Yukon Brewing’s Midnight Sun Espresso Stout. I cooked them for Cathie Archbould and her partner Jak – it was the first time I’d cooked moose for the hunter who’d caught it, and it set me on the path to learning how to cook game properly. I still love that recipe because of the collaboration at the heart of it – the cook and the hunter, the brewer and the coffee roaster, the wild, beautiful meat and the finely-crafted local beer. For me it represents all that is good and inspiring in Yukon food. Chef Troy King of Inn on the Lake I’ve been a chef in the Yukon for just over a year now and I’ve got lots of great food memories... cooking arctic char over an open fire in a dog sledding camp, foraging for mushrooms and salad fixings with world famous chef Jeremy Charles, [being] asked to cook bison while being filmed for a TV spot. Chef Ayla Smith of the Woodcutters’ Blanket My most memorable meal was when I was a child and ate the first fish I ever caught. It was a lake trout and It was accompanied by garden vegetables from my mother’s garden. I ate the entire thing to myself and was so satisfied by the fact that I caught and gutted it myself. Larissa Lychenko, Market Manager for the Fireweed Community Market My favourite meal with local ingredients was a homemade caribou ramen featuring kale and bok choy from my garden and sprouts from my window sill. The broth was made from a split femur, slow cooked for two days. The caribou was gifted to me from a friend’s hunting trip. It made such a delicious rich ramen broth!!

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Cosplayers are invited to come out in full force for this year’s YukomiCon event and cosplay contest Aug. 25 to 27 Comic gee freaks, fan ks and fangirls, co boys and s costume e players and nthusiasts , ....

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by Aislinn Cornett Yukon Comic Culture Society’s board secretary and self-professed geek Carrie Jackson observes that many people who might not typically feel comfortable in social situations, are able to challenge social anxieties when in costume. “As soon as you put some people in a costume, they feel more comfortable,” Jackson says. “I tend to be the same way.” During this year’s Canada Day Parade, Jackson dressed up as Japanese manga character “Sailor Moon,” and loved seeing the reactions she received from parade goers and peers. “It doesn’t matter what gender, sexuality or body type you are, if you want to cosplay it, you are able to cosplay it,” she says. PHOTO: Courtesy of Reid Vanier Take for example, celebrity cosplayer Justin Saint, who will be Costume designer and cosplayer, headlining, adjudicating and doing a makeup demonstration at Andry Rae is a costume this year’s YukomiCon. Saint is well designer and cosplayer who known for his “crossplay,” which is specializes in armour construction. cosplaying a character of a different gender. The makeup artist and She will be headlining at this costume designer is most known year’s Yukomicon event for his evil “Maleficent” portrayal (the antagonist from Sleeping Beauty), but he has also tackled brawnier characters like “Thorin his year’s cosplay contest Oakenshield” (a dwarf from J.R.R will take place on August Tolkien’s The Hobbit). 26th as part of the third anSaint is known for his efforts to nual YukomiCon event, happening promote positive queer visibility August 25th to 27th at the Yukon within the gaming community. Convention Centre in Whitehorse. “Justin Saint is the single best If you’re unfamiliar with the pop ‘Maleficent’ cosplayer,” Vanier culture term “cosplay,” get ready praises. “He really becomes a stunto leave your inner critic at the ning, perfect vision of the characdoor to embrace the otherworldly, ter. It’s really something to see.” unabashedly geeky, and anythingIn the fantastic, open ended but-mundane comic culture. world of cosplay, costume creation The word “cosplay” is a play- is no small undertaking, and many ful contraction of the words “cos- cosplayers spend hours fine tuning tume” and “play.” Cosplayers dress their realistic designs. up as a character of their choice, “There is a lot of craftsmanship from superheroes, to anime, to involved in building the costumes, movie characters, to video game like working with plastic materials characters. to replicate metal,” Vanier says. As Yukon Comic Culture SociInternational cosplayer and cosety board member Reid Vanier tume designer, Andy Rae, who will explains, cosplaying is all about be returning for her second year of entering the fantasy world of a fic- YukomiCon, specializes in armour tional character. construction. She has won multiple “Cosplaying is about finding a awards for her elaborate craftscharacter you identify with and manship. She uses a thermoplastic putting yourself in that role,” he material called Worbla to recreate explains. “It’s about celebrating armour. Rae will be hosting a workwhatever geek lore you run. You shop at this year’s event to showcan become ‘Tuxedo Mask’ or the case this contemporary technique. ‘Black Canary,’ and insert yourself Both Saint and Rae, along with into that world and mythology.” other guests, will be judging this With costume roleplay, there is year’s cosplay competitions, which an element of escapism that goes take place on the Saturday of the beyond merely reading comics “geekiest weekend of the year.” and watching movies. You not only This is your chance to show off dress as your favourite superhero, your love for your favourite charyou become that idolized character acters, genres, and costumes. for the day (or the weekend). As Vanier explains, costume entries “You get to remove yourself can vary, from cursory off-the-cuff from real life for a bit and fully entries to intricate and expertly immerse yourself in a world you crafted costumes. In the past, he love,” Vanier says. “It’s a bit of has witnessed impressive supertheatre and actual play, something hero cosplays like “Wolverine” we need to remind ourselves to do and “Captain America,” as well as as adults.”

characters reimagined in hybrid or steampunk form. While Whitehorse may not be blessed with large craft outlets like a Michaels Store, Jackson says that creativity and resourcefulness can still spawn from our limited northern materials. “A lot of our cosplay is what we call MacGyvering,” she says. “That is, making costumes out of whatever we can.” No matter the effort, from modelled armour, to closet finds, all costumes are equally celebrated. “We want to honour the people that take the time to work with interesting and difficult materials to create quality replicas and we also want people to have fun,” Vanier says.

The cosplay competition takes place on Saturday, August 26, with the youth/family competition for kids, teenagers and families getting started at 2:15 p.m., and the live show starting at 2:30 p.m. Categories include: best group/family (all ages), best young adult (ages 1618), best teen (ages 13-15), best youth (ages 9-12) and best shining star (ages 4-8). The adult cosplay contest begins at 5 p.m. with prejudging, then the live show begins at 6 p.m. Participants aged 19+ can enter as individuals or as a group. Judging categories include: best in show, craftsmanship award (in which 80 per cent of the costume is handmade), best group costume, best stage presence and judges’ choice.

While the cosplay contest rules are generally open, Yukon Comic Culture Society wants to keep the event inclusive, fun and safe. Weapons, sharp edges, or offensive iconography are not permitted in order to keep the event physically, emotionally and culturally safe. Registration forms are available online at www.YukomiCon.com and can be submitted by email or in person at Titan Gaming and Collectibles in Whitehorse. Registrants will be accepted until the first day of YukomiCon. 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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Fermented, Stewed, Baked and Brewed!

Celebrating delicious, local, homegrown and homemade at this year’s Ingestible Festival on Aug. 27 at Mount Lorne by Aislinn Cornett

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t started with a cornbread that a friend brought over to Shiela Alexandrovich’s house one evening for a potluck at her Wheaton River Valley home. The savoury bread was adorned with sage leaves and she remembers commenting, “This is so beautiful, it belongs in an exhibit.” While that cornbread didn’t end up in a gallery, it did inspire did inspire the food oriented event called The Ingestible Festival, a gallery exhibit and celebration of local food at the Lorne Mountain Community Association. This year marks the fourth year of the annual fine foods fest, which will take place on Sunday, August 27th at the Lorne Mountain Community Centre (LMCA). “We were looking for an event at the LMCA and we thought this was the perfect way to celebrate the goal of getting people to eat and grow local,” Alexandrovich says. She is the organizer of the annual feast, as well as a mixed media fibre artist and longtime Lorne Mountain resident. “I’m involved in the arts world and we celebrate visual art,” she says. “Food deserves the same as a creative medium.” That’s why the delicious array of fine local foods prepared for the festival are presented like a gallery art exhibit – complete with appealing aesthetic layout and studio lighting. Tables are arranged in a large circle so

attendees can rotate around the outside to taste the northern delicacies – from beautiful breads made with different herbs, sages and sourdoughs, to rosehip ketchups, to a cheese garden, to kombuchas, sherries and herbed ales. “I hear so many oohs and ahhs before people even get into the food,” laughs Alexandrovich. The biggest event to date was last year with 150 people in attendance and seven tables worth of appetizing eats. The festival is all about community and tasting, but Alexandrovich explains that the main event is not a potluck. “We use small plates and small glasses,” she says. “The idea is to pay attention to the food.” There is also a concession available with more foods to purchase, including options from local meat producers. “The goal is to present food in a creative venue and set up as an exhibit, to highlight local production of food and how people do it creatively,” says Alexandrovich. While not everyone who attends prepares a dish, every festival attendee eats the exhibits. In this way, everyone acts as a judge. As Alexandrovich explains, if you come to the door with a food entry, there is no cost, and if you arrive empty handed, the event costs $10 for a plate and a glass (and yes, you get to taste everything)! Ingredients are listed for each

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entry and stars are awarded for taste, locality of ingredients and presentation for each food category: breads, ferments (including beverages), cheeses, wild crafted (anything wild goes) and flights of fancy (an open category for the most creative dish). Overall best prizes are also awarded for presentation, taste and locality. The top three entries for each category take home prizes, and of course, bragging rights. In past years, prizes have varied from fancy cookbooks, to local artwork, to kitchenware tailored to each category, to speciality equipment like bread paddles and cheese molds. The total value for prizes this year equals approximately $600. There is also an educational component to the Ingestible Festival, with this year’s discussions focused on cheeses and fermenting. “Most people have something they are really good at making and we encourage you to bring it and put out there,” says Alexandrovich, who explains there is no hierarchy in the judging, and ultimately, it’s about about food, fun, and learning about food. Contestants range from children to home cooks to restauranteers and chefs. “It’s an invitation for people who like to cook to prepare the best that they have,” says Alexandrovich, “Everything is welcome!” Alexandrovich herself plans to

Festival taste tasters fill their plates at last year’s celebration of local food enter a selection of cheeses she has been preparing since March and wines made last fall. This year’s Ingestible Festival takes place at the Mount Lorne Community Centre, which is located at kilometre one down the Annie Lake Road. Applicants are encouraged to register in advance online, but individuals can also register at the door. The event starts at 3:30 p.m., but applicants are asked to arrive at 2:30 p.m. in order to register and write ingredients. For more information or to help out, call Shiela Alexandrovich at 668-5964 or Agnes Seitz at 667-7083.

Tasting tickets are $10.00 at the door and entry forms are available at the Fireweed Community Market on Thursdays or at lmca@northwestel.net or www. MountLorne.yk.net. “Let’s do it! Let’s talk about food from here,” Alexandrovich encourages. “We will all benefit by eating and growing locally. It’s a celebration of food from the Yukon that will keep moving people in that direction.” 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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Active Interest LISTINGS Wed, Aug, 23 Wildlife Viewing: Mushroom Power Up Environment Yukon office Local mushroom man Sam Skinner will lead a walk and talk in Whitehorse about the biology and identification of Yukon mushrooms.This event reaches capacity quickly you must call to reserve a spot:867-667-8291. 867-667-8291 wildlife. viewing@gov.yk.ca Wed, Aug, 23 30 Minute Lunch Classes - Pilates 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Wed, Aug, 23 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 23 Biathlon Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed, Aug, 23 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 23 Downhill Biking & Summer Fun! 5:00 PM Mount Sima Email guestservices@mountsima.com or call the hill at 668-4557 for more info. Wed, Aug, 23 Adult Drop In 5:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Wed, Aug, 23 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 23 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 23 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Thu, Aug, 24 Wildlife Viewing: Mushroom Power Up Environment Yukon office Local mushroom man Sam Skinner will lead a walk and talk in Whitehorse about the biology and identification of Yukon mushrooms.This event reaches capacity quickly you must call to reserve a spot:867-667-8291. 867-667-8291 wildlife. viewing@gov.yk.ca Thu, Aug, 24 30 Minute Lunch Classes Pound 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Aug, 24 YASC 4 - 7 4:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu, Aug, 24 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Thu, Aug, 24 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Thu, Aug, 24 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, 24 Youth Drop In 5:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@ polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Thu, Aug, 24 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu, Aug, 24 Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts

Thu, Aug, 24 Trail Run 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon For more information call Nancy Thomson 333-0983 333-0983 Thu, Aug, 24 Muay Thai 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fri, Aug, 25 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, 25 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Aug, 25 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fri, Aug, 25 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 12 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fri, Aug, 25 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fri, Aug, 25 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fri, Aug, 25 COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sat, Aug, 26 In the Ruff - Golf Tournament Mountain View Golf Course A fun day of golfing, and help celebrate “National Dog Day” while supporting the Humane Society YukonContact Dan by email dan.moore@humanesocietyyukon. ca Sat, Aug, 26 Clayton Jackson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament 11:00 AM Meadow Lakes Golf Club Remember our friend and raise some money for a local charity. Call 668-4653 or email johnnymeadowlakes@gmail.com. Sat, Aug, 26 Family Drop In 11:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes. org for more information. Sat, Aug, 26 YASC 1 - 4 1:00 PM Biathlon Range Sun, Aug, 27 Pre-Skagway 10 Miler 9:30 AM Rotary Peace Park Contact Amelia Fraser and Lauren White at 336-4771 and 334-8776 Sun, Aug, 27 Sunday HIIT + Core Conditioning 10:15 AM Peak Fitness 6 week program, email brittyfit@gmail.com to register. Sun, Aug, 27 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Aug, 27 COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts

Wellness LISTINGS Wed, Aug, 23, 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, 23, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Aug, 23, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 6333715 Thu, Aug, 24, Guided Meditation Class 7:30 PM Sacred Circle Massage & Wellness Call 334-8201 or email sacred.circle@live. ca for more info. Fri, Aug, 25, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri, Aug, 25, Fermented Foodies Culture Club 5:00 PM Farmer Roberts Every last Friday of the month, in the tea room, come learn or bring some to share. Fri, Aug, 25, Meditation & Movement with Lillian 7:00 PM True North Massage & Yoga With instructor Lillian Strauss, Karma Class is free Friday nights until August 25. A combination of meditation and yoga. Great for Beginners. Sat, Aug, 26, Guided Meditation Class 2:00 PM Sacred Circle Massage & Wellness Call 334-8201 or email sacred.circle@live. ca for more info. Mon, Aug, 28, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Aug, 28, Moving to Wellness 5:00 PM Whitehorse Health Centre A discussionbased class to help individuals who are struggling to get active problem solve solutions and plan strategies to get moving. To register or for more info please call 6678733

Mon, Aug, 28 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, 28 30 Minute Lunch Classes Xpress Barre 12:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Mon, Aug, 28 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mon, Aug, 28 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mon, Aug, 28 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mon, Aug, 28 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mon, Aug, 28 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tue, Aug, 29 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tue, Aug, 29 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tue, Aug, 29 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, Aug, 29 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue, Aug, 29 Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tue, Aug, 29 Roller skiing 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Tue, Aug, 29 Muay Thai 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 30 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 30 Biathlon Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed, Aug, 30 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 30 Wildlife Viewing: Yukon’s Great Salt Lake 5:30 PM Beringia Centre Join the Department of Environment biologist and plant enthusiast on a walk through this little-known gem in the Takhini Valley to see rare plants and unique mineralization. Meet at the Beringia Centre parking lot to car pool. 867-667-8291 wildlife.viewing@gov.yk.ca Wed, Aug, 30 Adult Drop In 5:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Wed, Aug, 30 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 30 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Aug, 30 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts

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Mon, Aug, 28, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Aug, 28, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Aug, 28, Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 PM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Tue, Aug, 29, Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue, Aug, 29, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wed, Aug, 30, 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, 30, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children

Alcoholics Anonymous Wednesday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursday The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 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, Sara Steel 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 1:00 PM, Sara Steel building 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 1-888-453-0142 (24 hours a day)

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Thank you to all the generous 2017 funders and sponsors that made our 21st season a success! ArtsFund, Lotteries Yukon, City of Whitehorse, On Yukon Time, Youth Investment Fund, Culture Quest, Canada Summer Jobs, Yukon Career Placement Program, Java Connection, Vector Research, Dean’s Strings, North End Gallery, Folk Society of Whitehorse, The Frame Shop, Hougen Group of Companies, Jazz Yukon, Unitech Sound and Lighting, What’s Up Yukon, Marsh Lake Tents and Events, Yukon Heritage and Museums Association, Inanda Images

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August 23, 2017

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wednesdays Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fri, Aug, 25, Grand Opening 5:00 PM Sigóo Bistro Free appitizers, prizes, TJ will be playing his guitar and we have the best view in town! We ask that you make a reservation by calling 651-2254

BEAVER CREEK

Fri, Aug, 25, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Sat, Aug, 26, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Mon, Aug, 28, Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tue, Aug, 29, Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS

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 867-3993321 Wed, Aug, 23, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Aug, 23, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Aug, 23, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Aug, 23, AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 24, Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 24, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 24, 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, Aug, 24, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Aug, 24, 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, 26, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Aug, 28, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Aug, 28, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 29, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 29, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue, Aug, 29, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Aug, 29, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 29, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Aug, 29, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Aug, 29, 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 DAWSON CITY 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 1:15pm-3pm and 6:30pm-8pm, Tues/Thurs 3pm-5pm, Fri/Sat 1:15pm-3pm Aquafit Dawson City Pool Mon/Wed/Fri 12pm1pm and Tues/Thur 5:30pm-6:30pm Thu, Aug, 17, - 23, The Natural & The Manufactured KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Exhibit showing until September 23, 2017 Wed, Aug, 23, Sasquatch and the Unexplained 11:00 AM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre 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. Wed, Aug, 23, Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 2:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Wed, Aug, 23, Bannock and Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Wed, Aug, 23, CFYT Trivia 8:00 PM The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Aug, 24, Bannock and Sourdough: Food of the trail 11:30 AM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn about the history of these hardy foods of the north and enjoy a cup of campfire coffee or bush tea. Free! Thu, Aug, 24, Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Aug, 24, Kids Swim Movie Night 6:30 PM Dawson City Pool Swim, eat popcorn and watch a movie! Thu, Aug, 24, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Thu, Aug, 24, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Aug, 25, - 27, Lichen & Fungi Weekend Tombstone Territorial Park Fri, Aug, 25, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Aug, 25, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre

Fri, Aug, 25, Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Fri, Aug, 25, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Aug, 25, Campfire Program 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Sat, Aug, 26, Knockout Bounty Poker Tournament Diamond Tooth Gerties A freeze out tournament where players are rewarded $50 for each player they eliminate. Sat, Aug, 26, TH General Assembly Tr’ondek Hwech’in Meetings, dinner and entertainment, childcare is available. Call 933-7100 ext 158 for more information. Sat, Aug, 26, C100 Camera Workshop 10:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Focus on building familiarity with the C100, our external recorder, along with microphone choices and lighting. Class size will be limited to 7 to maximize time with the camera. Call 9935005 for more details. Sat, Aug, 26, 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, 26, Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 2:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Sat, Aug, 26, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Aug, 26, ‘Fun’Gala Coffee House 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Aug, 27, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Aug, 27, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon, Aug, 28, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Aug, 28, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Aug, 28, Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Mon, Aug, 28, Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 7:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Tue, Aug, 29, Bannock and Sourdough: Food of the trail 11:30 AM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn about the history of these hardy foods of the north and enjoy a cup of campfire coffee or bush tea. Free! Tue, Aug, 29, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Aug, 29, Campfire Program 7:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park

FARO

Wed, Aug, 23, Fireside Chats and Bocce Tournaments Campbell Region Interpretive Center Wed, Aug, 23, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Aug, 23, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri, Aug, 25, AquaFit 8:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Aug, 25, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun, Aug, 27, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Aug, 27, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Aug, 29, 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 5pm-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am-1pm & 5:30-8pm Wed, Aug, 23, 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, 23, Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed, Aug, 23, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Wed, Aug, 23, Floor Hockey 8:00 PM Haines Junction Community Centre Contact elskloppers@gmail.com for more details, weekly on Wednesday, Friday, until Aug 30 Wed, Aug, 23, 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, 24, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Aug, 24, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Aug, 24, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Aug, 24, Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Aug, 24, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu, Aug, 24, 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, 25, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library

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Fri, Aug, 25, Friday Night Salmon Bake Stockstill & Rose 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Fri, Aug, 25, 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, 25, 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, 26, The Great Trail, Cross-Canada Celebration 1:00 PM Pine Lake Campground Scavanger hunt, lunch and live music. Free for all! Sat, Aug, 26, 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, 27, Music Jam 10:00 AM Village Bakery and Deli Sun, Aug, 27, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867634-2360 Sun, Aug, 27, YACE film 7:30 PM Kluane National Park Visitor Centre Call 634-7207 for further details. Sun, Aug, 27, 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, 28, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Aug, 25, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Aug, 26, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Aug, 26, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun, Aug, 27, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Aug, 29, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca

MAYO

Tues & Thurs Mayo Aquafit 7pm-8pm Mayo Recreation Centre Mon-Sat Mayo Public Swim Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Mon-Fri 3:30pm5:30pm, Sat 1:30pm-5:30pm Wed, Aug, 23, Lansing Heritage Site Management Plan 12:00 PM NND Government House All are welcome. For more information contact:Heritage Manager 996-2265 or email heritagemgr@nndfn.com Fri, Aug, 25, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 26, Mayo Summer Market 10:00 AM J.V. Clark School Call 334-5131 for more information Sun, Aug, 27, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Aug, 29, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE

Sun, Aug, 27, The Indigestible Festival 2017 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre A gallery exhibit of wonderful local food creations that will be judged on presentation, taste and ‘local-ity’

OLD CROW

Wed, Aug, 23, Community Baseball 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 9663261 ext. 275 Thu, Aug, 24, Community Baseball 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 9663261 ext. 275 Thu, Aug, 24, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Fri, Aug, 25, Mountain Top Berry Picking 1:30 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 9663261 ext. 275 Fri, Aug, 25, Indian Taco and Hand Game Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 966-3261 ext. 275 Sun, Aug, 27, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon, Aug, 28, Mountain Top Berry Picking 1:30 PM Old Crow Community Center For more information contact Lindsay Johnston at 9663261 ext. 275 Tue, Aug, 29, 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 Thu, Aug, 24, St. John’s Ambulance First Course Tagish Fire Hall 6 spaces available To sign up contact Vicki Hancock at 399-3510

Sat, Aug, 26, Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis.

TESLIN

Thu, Aug, 24, Bootcamp 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, come down for a fantastic workout! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Thu, Aug, 24, 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, 25, Intro to Stand Up Paddle 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Learn how make effective turns, balance easier thought 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. Fri, Aug, 25, 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, Aug, 29, 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, 29, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ ttc-teslin.com

WATSON LAKE

Daily at 12-4pm & 6-8pm Yukon`s Northern Lights Showtimes -Two scheduled shows / day 1pm and 6:30 pm – will show on request for large groups as well.Northern Lights Center Features the amazing phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts state-ofthe-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Daily Public Swim Watson Lake Dennis Ball Swimming Pool 3:30pm - 5:30pm Wed, Aug, 23, Capture the Flag 2:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 24, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Aug, 24, Foam Archery 2:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 24, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Fri, Aug, 25, Youth Games 2:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 26, Arts in the Park 12:00 PM Sign Post Forest Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Sun, Aug, 27, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Aug, 28, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Aug, 29, Man Tracker 2:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

HAINES

Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM. No Swim Sundays Mon-Thu Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Haines Borough Public Library Hours: Mon-Thu 10-9 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30 | 7662545 Wed, Aug, 23, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Aug, 23, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Aug, 23, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Aug, 23, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Aug, 23, DIY Cork Boards 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Aug, 23, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Aug, 23, Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Aug, 23, Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu, Aug, 24, DIY Cork Boards 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu, Aug, 24, Tai Chi 5:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Aug, 24, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Aug, 24, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Aug, 25, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Aug, 25, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Aug, 25, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Aug, 25, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Aug, 25, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Aug, 26, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 AM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sun, Aug, 27, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Aug, 27, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 28, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Aug, 28, Tai Chi 10:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 28, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Aug, 28, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 28, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

Mon, Aug, 28, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Aug, 28, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Aug, 29, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Aug, 29, DIY Cork Boards 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue, Aug, 29, Tai Chi 5:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Aug, 29, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Aug, 29, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

SKAGWAY

Wed, Aug, 23, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Aug, 23, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Aug, 23, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Aug, 23, 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, Aug, 23, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Aug, 23, Wednesday Night Blues 7:30 PM Red Onion Saloon Lessons will be taught by Brian Pierson and possible guest instructors. Lesson 7:30-8:00, Dance 8:00-close. Blues is a partner dance that focuses on connection and musicality. Thu, Aug, 24, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 24, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 24, Mat Pilates 7:15 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu, Aug, 24, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Aug, 24, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 24, 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, 24, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Aug, 24, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Aug, 25, Gentle Flow 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri, Aug, 25, Friday Dance Night 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring DJ EL-P Sat, Aug, 26, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Aug, 26, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 26, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 26, 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, 27, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Aug, 28, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Aug, 28, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 28, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/ Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 28, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 28, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Aug, 28, Music Mondays 7:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Featuring different musicians each week. Tue, Aug, 29, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Mat Pilates 7:15 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue, Aug, 29, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Aug, 29, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Aug, 29, Zumba with Keara 5:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Tue, Aug, 29, 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, Aug, 29, Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Aug, 26, Buffalo Gals 8:00 PM Skagway Brewing Co.


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August 23, 2017

People and Passions with Aislinn Cornett

From Storms to Spectres, and All Surreal Things Inbetween April Howard holds her third art exhibition at Baked Café

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“It’s not for everyone, so some of these pieces won’t sell, until that one person comes along that may just share that affiliation.” Howard’s paintings can be found online at her Facebook page April Howard Art. She is available to create commissioned pieces, and works best when she is able to follow her own artistic direction. The art show is called “Goodnights” and runs for the month of September at Baked Cafe (September 1-30). Aislinn Cornett is a Yukon born and raised freelance writer, artist and art therapist currently writing and living on the beach in Mexico.

PHOTOS: April Howard

s a child, April Howard remembers spending hours quietly flipping through her dad’s collection of Robert Bateman books, getting lost in, and inspired by, the intricate and realistic details of the iconic Canadian artist and naturalist’s works. “I’ve always loved drawing. If there was ever a pen and paper in front of me, I’d be sketching something,” Howard says. As she got older, she began to experiment more with colours, hoping to see her ideas come together in the vibrant hues she imagined them. “A dear friend of mine would create these incredible images with pencil crayons, and immediately I needed it. The satisfaction of creating something beautiful was intoxicating to me,” she says. It wasn’t until three years ago that Howard decided to return to this form of artistic expression that seemed so natural to her. She credits the expensive pencil crayons she purchased as a hard working teenager in helping her develop her knack for understanding colours. “I was terrible at first, but I knew I had an aptitude for combining colours and that it would eventually come.” This patience paid off and Howard’s paintings, which she sells through word of mouth and her social media pages, started garnering a fair amount of attention. So much so, that she was inspired to work towards her first art show,

April Howard prepares a piece for her upcoming show at Baked Café and Bakery which took place at the Rah Rah Gallery in downtown Whitehorse in 2014. Howard’s acrylic paintings (her preferred medium) are mostly nature based, featuring ravens to foxes to octopus to magpies, usually set against moody backgrounds, full of depth and emotion, and, of course, beautifully mixed colour palettes. “I’m intrigued by things that are old, dark and mysterious,” she says. “A lot of my paintings have a darkness to them. From storms to spectres, and surreal things in between, I’m all over it.”

Howard says she is inspired by seeing the things she imagines come to life upon the canvas. “That quiet time when I’m lying in bed and my mind is drifting into unknown spaces – it’s when I want to paint the most,” she says. Howard is quick to credit other talented artists for inspiration, noting her amazement at seeing their influence manifest in her work. As a born and raised northerner, Howard says there is endless inspiration abound, from birds to wildflowers, but particularly when she glances upwards to the skies.

“Where do I begin?” she says. “The huge skies. And the clouds! “Those big billowing ones capture me. I have to be careful when I’m driving because my eyes wander upwards. Cell phones are dangerous, but cumulus clouds? Forget about it!” Howard’s upcoming show at Baked Café and Bakery will showcase clouds, of course, as well as her affinity for northern birds and other critters. “I’ve been loving seeing images lit up against the night sky, so that seems to be the theme for this display,” Howard says.

Birds are the subject of many of April Howard’s artistic studies

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The Klondike Experience

Downtown Hotel

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

The Natural & The Manufactured August 17 - September 23, 2017 Curator: Marlaina Buch (Victoria, BC) Artists: Leila Armstrong (Lethbridge, AB) and Lisa Hirmer (Guelph, ON) Tall Tales for Short Nights and Warm Planets

There’s more than one way to experience the Klondike! Dempster Hwy & Dawson tours, bike rentals, bus transportation to Dawson & more. Visit our website or call (867)993-3821

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

KlondikeExperience.com

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Klondike Kate's CABINS & Restaurant

GREAT RIVER AIR

Stay with us while in Dawson City! Enjoy the privacy of your own cabin where rustic elegance meets modern comfort! Eat delicious food at our restaurant; inside or on our great patio.

KlondikeKates.ca

We operate fixed-wing aircraft on demand for flight-seeing tours of the Tombstone Mountains or Dawson Goldfields. Custom tours are available.

Call 867-993-4359 to inquire or book GreatRiverAir.com

Klondike national historic sites

dAWSON CITY GOLF COURSE Westmark inn dawson city

Pc.gc.ca/klondike

WestmarkHotels.com DawsonGolf@Hotmail.ca

The search for gold in the Klondike captivated the world and transformed our nation, its people, and its cultures. Come find out the stories that make Dawson's history unique! photo credit: Parks Canada /Mueller

Situated in the heart of downtown at The Yukon’s most scenic and unique 5th HarperTee-off Streets,nearly the hotel golf&course. any time of features turn-of-the-century charm, day under the midnight sun. Located an expansive outdoor deck, across the Yukon River in Sunnydale. complimentary (867)993-2500 wi-© in the lobby, Belinda’s Dining Room, and Keno Lounge. 800-544-0970

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August 23, 2017

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2281 SECOND AVE. WHITEHORSE 667-4478 or 1-800-661-0402 Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday/ Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

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