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buki screenings in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. As Aoyagi explains, this modern take on a 400-year-old classical theatre form began in 2005, the year the Metropolitan Opera began broadcasting live performances to theatres around the world. “At the same time, in Tokyo, they started to create digital recordings of live theatre,” he says. “This is not feature film, and it’s not exactly a live recording of live theatre. It’s kind of in between.” Still, digital recording allows viewers to experience the

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“showers of aesthetic detail” that are characteristic of a performance genre known for its colour and sense of spectacle. “The detail is incredibly precise. One art critic in Toronto said you could see every stitch of embroidery on the costumes. Which is true. Sometimes I even forget the story line, because that embroidery touches my eye so strongly,” Aoyagi says. In conjunction with the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon (JCAY), the foundation is offering two mainstays of the Kabuki repertoire, both originally performed in the 1890s. The first, Kagamijishi (Lion Dance) is a dance piece featuring the late Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII, who starts out portraying a young maiden, and eventually morphs into a ferocious lion (Shishu), a traditional symbol of the power that protects the Buddha. “This young maiden is supposed to be dancing for the New Year’s celebration in front of children, so everyone in the audience becomes children, and she is dancing toward you. In the end, she picks up this mask of Lion, which contains a spirit, and the spirit takes her over,” Aoyagi explains. “This is a technical stunning point, because the dancer uses this mask in the air, as if the mask is a completely separate creature.” The second piece on the bill is Kagotsurube Sato no Eizame (The Haunted Sword). It’s a classic tale of a love triangle that goes terribly wrong. The play opens with a parade featuring a famous courtesan named Yoshiwara, played by another of Japan’s top Kabuki actors, Bandō Tamasburō. From atop her float, she catches the eye of a peasant merchant, Jirozaemon, and smiles at him intently. “And love in the first glance happens,” Aoyagi says. “Eventually, he figures out that she has another boyfriend, and

he ends up killing her. It is very much like [Georges Bizet’s] Carmen – encounter, love scene, then betrayal, and then the murder scene.” For those unfamiliar with Kabuki, it’s important to know that both male characters (tachiyaku) and females (onnagata) are portrayed by men, for much the same reason only males were allowed to perform in Shakespeare’s plays from the same time. In its first few decades, Aoyagi explains, the Kabuki stage became “almost like a prostitution brothel. The customers are in the audience and they are choosing the product onstage. After the show, they go to bed with them.” In 1629, the ruling shogunate banned women from appearing on stage. Thirty years later, when authorities realized many of the young actors were providing the same undercover service, they also prohibited young men from performing. That tradition has continued since, although some newer theatres in Toyko sometimes include females. Performing Kabuki imposes high technical demands. Actors begin training at age five, and aren’t considered in their prime until their 40s. So virtuous maidens and beautiful courtesansalike are actually mature men such as Tamasburō and Kanzaburō. The Lion Dance screens on Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m., with The Haunted Sword to follow at 3:00. Both films are subtitled in English. The JCAY will host a free reception in the Arts Centre lobby between screenings. Tickets for each show are $25; a two-film pass is $35. Aoyagi will give a pre-screening talk about Kabuki theatre in the Yukon College lecture hall at 7 p.m. on Friday. Admission is free. Ken Bolton is a freelance writer and sometime editor who lives southeast of Whitehorse.

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with a mining-related UNESCO site (Røros was designated in 1980) will be explained by Hilde Bergebakken, the development manager for Destinasjon Røros, from 2009 to 2016. On Friday evening the Klondike Visitors Association will host an evening of fun. Rogers says the last such event is fondly remembered. A third strand of tourism development information will come from Jim Byers. He was the former travel editor for the Toronto Star, before branching out as a freelancer whose work can be seen in Postmedia papers across Canada, as well as in The Dallas News, National Geographic, WestJet magazine and many other publications. Saturday will continue with panels and workshops such as: Working with Media; Sustainable Practices: Making Business and Destinations More Profitable; Sustainable models for tourism and cultural events (including volunteerism, fundraising, branding); and How to tell better stories. (including interpreter training). Dinner will be a Dine Around Dawson event and the weekend will close with a talent show at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall. For more information check out the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon website at TIAYyukon.com. After three decades in classrooms in Beaver Creek, Faro and Dawson, Dan Davidson retired to continue writing, as he had been all those years. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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y friend, Lucy (not her real name - she asked me to call her that), is no stranger to adventure. The daring Ontario expat, who has called the Yukon home for the last decade, has twice answered the call to cycle the Dempster Highway – a rugged expanse of terrain stretching from Dawson City to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. While she hasn’t succeeded quite yet, she’s ready to give the 740 km journey another go. When Lucy first arrived to the Yukon in 2006, she took her first drive up the Dempster, and was struck by the boundless beauty of the northern tundra. “I thought it was one of the most beautiful places,” she says. “I liked the remoteness and everything that offered.” Inspired by the Dempster’s rugged, untouched beauty – and driven by a boldness that only thrill-seeking opportunists possess – Lucy decided that enjoying the Yukon Highway 5/Northwest Territories Highway 8 by car alone was not enough. So, naturally, she decided to bike it. “When biking, I think you see so much more than you would from a car or motorized vehicle; it’s a totally unique experience,” Lucy says. “I’ve driven these roads many times, but when you’re biking, you’re seeing it, smelling it and hearing it differently.” The first time Lucy cycled the remote highway, in 2006, she

started from the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories, and had a support car that carried her supplies and met her at the end of the day. But a knee injury prevented her from traveling further than a few days. For the next attempt, in 2008, she was even more prepared. She dehydrated all her food and tried to pack as lightly as she could. She took a few practice spins with all her gear up Fish Lake Road, equipped herself with bicycle repair and maintenance knowledge, and packed a surplus of extra tubes and tires (the gravel road is well-known for popping tires of vehicles and bikes alike). She also prepared food for a drop-off at Eagle Plains, located roughly halfway at kilometre 369 of the Dempster Highway: she arranged for these supplies to be dropped off at the Dempster Highway Tourist Office in Dawson City and caravanned to Eagle Plains by other motorists. The second time Lucy took on the grueling pilgrimage, she set out on her own from Dawson and made it as far as Two Moose Lake, located at kilometre 104 of the Dempster Highway. “I was all set, but I was way overpacked,” Lucy reminisces. “I remember stopping at the Klondike River Lodge and at the time there was a functioning gas station there. The man who ran the show told me, you have way too much stuff!” In hindsight, the now-seasoned cyclist did have way too much gear - including loaded rear panniers, a

bear canister and a backpack. To make matters worse, the gravel roads had just been sprayed to keep the dust down, so the roads were tacky with calcium chloride, and aggressive headwinds had Lucy slowly grinding through the mountainous terrain. She had to stop frequently to clean her gears – something she hadn’t anticipated. “On the first day, I was planning on cycling about 20 kms an hour and I was going about 7 km, so that really wore on my morale.” As if gummed up gears, strong headwinds and excess baggage wasn’t enough, at kilometre 50 Lucy crossed paths with a couple of bears who were grazing in the ditch. “The bears didn’t do much, they were just hanging out and eating, but that really freaked me out,” she says. Paradoxically, what Lucy craved most before her solo Dempster sojourn, was the isolation and independence that a ride like this provides, but companionship turned out to be what she missed the most. “Being alone was more scary than I thought when I had planned to do it,” Lucy says. “The biggest challenge was my fear of bears.” Since that second attempt, Lucy went on to complete bicycle tours throughout British Columbia and down the western coast of the United States. But even with a few successful cycling tours under her belt, her desire to complete the Dempster hasn’t diminished.

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The second time Lucy attempted to cycle the Dempster, she quickly discovered she had far too much gear ILLUSTRATION: Aislinn Cornett “It’s something I would like to accomplish, but I certainly don’t feel like I failed,” she says. “I’ve tried it and I know what I would change for next time.” In the time since her last Dempster attempt, she has spun even bigger dreams. “Now, I would go all the way to Tuktoyaktuk because, why not?” she laughs. “I just think it’s one of my favourite places in the Yukon so why not try to spend as much time there as I can.” “I love the stillness of it all and the little ptarmigan running around. And I really love the tundra, where you can look down and

in a little, two-inch square space there’s a whole world that’s just beautiful, small and amazing.” Lucy’s advice for other like minded adventurers who might be inclined to take on such a challenge? “Pack as light as you can. Go in with an open mind and a flexible schedule because you never know.” 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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urpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett. Burkett, a personal trainer and fitness instructor in the lovely city of Mississauga (my home town), is so committed to burpees that, that since last November, she has completed more than 8,000 burpees, as part of her buck-a-burpee campaign, with proceeds going towards cancer research. Her goal was simple: to raise $10,000 by doing one burpee for every dollar donated. Her social media videos showing her doing burpees got me thinking, “Well, why haven’t I tried these?” And so, the quest towards becoming a burpee warrior began. My journey towards burpee domination started by being nominated by Burkett to film myself doing 10 burpees as part of her campaign. I wanted to make sure this video would be top notch, as you never know who could be watching. As I went about researching all different sorts of variations of burpees, I found myself becoming more intrigued by this challenging exercise. Now I am going to share my knowledge with you. Before going into the details

of different burpees, let’s take a look at the primary muscle groups involved: quadriceps, core, glutes, arms, chest – in other words, everything. Burpee advocates consider them a great way to keep fit, because they help burn fat by keeping your heart rate up. They also help with body-toning by using your own body weight while tackling each muscle group. A standard burpee is quite simple. Start out standing, feet shoulder-width apart, shoulders squared. Jump up and raise your arms towards the air. When you land, put your hands on the ground slightly wider apart than your feet and lean into them as you kick your feet behind you. Transition into a pushup position - your chest should be lightly touching the ground. Then quickly use your legs to jump towards your hands (a squat jump) and then jump back up to standing position. Do this as soon as your chest touches the ground. Start out doing 10, and see how far you can go. Now – time to add some fun. For the slightly more advanced fitness lovers, try doing double burpees. Each motion is done twice – but that counts as one burpee. If you are looking to give yourself a serious butt tone, go for lunge burpees. Do a standard burpee; at the end, add a lunge, quickly jump to switch legs. Try doing 20 in a row

and you will feel that booty burn. If your game plan is to make your core work extra hard, give Superman burpees a try. They start out like a complete a standard burpee. Except, when you bring your chest to the floor, extend your arms forward, but don’t let your arms or legs touch the floor. You should pretty much look like you are flying like Superman. One of my favourite ways to incorporate burpees into a workout is something I like to call boxer burpees – and Burkett’s cardio kickboxing classes inspired the boxing component. The punching combo goes like this: jab, hook, uppercut, kidney shot, drop to the ground and spring up in a ninja jump. This is a jump where you bring your knees up as high as you can, like a ninja jumping roof tops. Sounds hard? You can do it. Channel your inner ninja. Burpees are great because they can be done in any season, indoors or out. If you are new to the world of burpees, Burkett offers these wise words: “Stick it out! Burpees will soon become your favourite. If it doesn’t challenge you it, it doesn’t change you!” Angela Szymczuk is a Whitehorse-based writer. Please send comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Until Thu, Sep, 28, Exhibition - The Builders Project Yukon Arts Centre A collaboration between Anthony DeLorenzo and Jenn Roberts that celebrates the dreamers and doers of Yukon mountain biking Until Sat, Sep, 30, Adaka Festival Exhibit Yukon Arts Centre In the Youth Gallery Until Sat, Sep, 30, “Resilience in Kashmir” Sherpal Singh’s Arts Underground “Resilience in Kashmir”, a story told in black and white photographs Fri, Sep, 8 - Sat, Sep, 30, Art Exhibition Lighthearted by Maya Rosenberg Northern Front Studio The exhibition will display landscapes from old and new perspectives of our wilderness, in the Yukon and around the world. Displayed until September 30, 2017 Until Sat, Nov, 25, Trapped by Willow Rector Yukon Arts Centre Explores cultural narratives of the Canadian landscapes through intricate embroidery on trap-line hides Until Sat, Nov, 25, Human / Nature by Suzanne Paleczny Yukon Arts Centre Asks the viewer about their impact on the natural world. More specifically, how that impact is not always positive

LIVE MUSIC

Wed, Sep, 13 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu, Sep, 14 Jam Night with Patrick Jacobson 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Sep, 14 Ginger Jam 10:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Fri, Sep, 15 Parker Thomas Jazz 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Join Tom Connor, Nick Mah, Adam Cripps and Gui Chan for an evening of Jazz. Jammers are always welcome. Fri, Sep, 15 Leg up Hands Down 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri, Sep, 15 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Sep, 15 Songs to Damage Brain Cells To 9:00 pm Woodcutter’s Blanket Live performance by Patrick Keenan Fri, Sep, 15 -Sat, Sep, 16 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun, Sep, 17 Open Mic Night 3:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun, Sep, 17 Ferron and Her All Star Band 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre. Ferron’s songs are typically hopeful, soulful, introspective and often autobiographical. Her music is a unique blend of Indigenous, feminist, and LGBT2Q+ power. Her legacy has grown to inspire contemporary acts such as the Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin. Sun, Sep, 17 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun, Sep, 17 Jennihouse 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Tue, Sep, 19 Ginger Jam 10:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Wed, Sep, 20 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done!

GENERAL EVENTS

Wed, Sep, 13, Scotiabank AIDS Walk 2017 11:00 am LePage Park Register online, chances to win prizes, the theme is superhero. Proceeds support people living with HIV, addictions and homelessness. Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, Persephones Women’s Choir Registration & Rehearsal 6:00 pm Vanier Catholic Secondary Registration for auditioned choir for female voices for fall 2017 session before rehearsal at 6 pm. Call or email for more information, registration online. 668-7049 Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:30 pm A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, In Search of a Better World 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A powerful survey of some of the major human rights struggles of our timesand what we can do about it. Running time 1 hour and 40 minutes Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, 2018 Can Can Dance Line Auditions! 7:30 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Auditions taking place over 3 nights, Attendance is required for all THREE nights of auditions. Whitehorse

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Wed, Sep, 13, Chamber Choir Registration & Rehearsal 7:45 pm Vanier Catholic Secondary Fall 2017 session for auditioned a cappella choir for mixed voices - registration before rehearsals. Please call or email for more details, registration information online. 668-7049. Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 13, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Market 3:00 pm Shipyards Park Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Yukon Tech Collective Meetup 6:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Meet with like minded people that love to talk and show off some cool tech! Reach out to andrew@yukonstruct.com for more information. Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Canada 150 Sock Project 6:00 pm Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store For help learning to knitcrochet, help with already attempted socks, or just to hang out knitting or crocheting. Call 3346629 for more information. Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Chess Corner 6:30 pm Whitehorse Public Library Chess played upstairs at the Library, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Audio Arts Immersion Program 7:00 pm Shipyards Park Bi-weekly workshops where we will learn about different aspects of sound, history, techniques, as well as allow participants to discuss and work on their own projects. Call 457-2582 or email audioart@ cjucfm.com for more info. Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Busted Up: a Yukon Story 7:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Set right here in the Yukon, a plethora of real-life characters whose opinions and stories are as varied as their age and ethnic backgrounds reveal themselves: how they ended up in the territory, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears. Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Whitehorse Thu, Sep, 14, 2018 Can Can Dance Line Auditions! 7:30 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Auditions taking place over 3 nights, Attendance is required for all THREE nights of auditions. Whitehorse Fri, Sep, 15, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 pm Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Whitehorse Fri, Sep, 15, LANDLINE: Whitehorse - St. John 3:00 pm Multiple Locations LANDLINE is a performance that takes place in two places at once. Participants walk city streets, listening to an audio guide and conversing in real time with a stranger in a different city via text message. Free admission with advanced tickets. Whitehorse Fri, Sep, 15, 2 Day Record Sale Fundraiser 5:30 pm Shipyards Park Crates of vinyl goodness. Over 1000 LP’s and hundreds of 45’s for sale. Many genres, Great cover art. Some CD’s and cassettes are available. Cash only please. Network with other vinyl enthusiasts. Whitehorse Fri, Sep, 15, Busted Up: a Yukon Story 7:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Set right here in the Yukon, a plethora of real-life characters whose opinions and stories are as varied as their age and ethnic backgrounds reveal themselves: how they ended up in the territory, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears. Whitehorse Fri, Sep, 15, Radical Reels 2017 7:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Adrenaline pumping movies! There will be free ski, kayaking, free falling and so much more! Get your tickets at the Yukon Arts Centre, Coast Mountain Sports or online. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Whitehorse Flea Market 9:00 am ChangingGear. Find treasures, local music, food and much more, for more information email info@whitehorseflea.ca or phone 393-4327. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Raku! - with Patrick Royle 10:00 am Arts Underground Some experience with clay is recommended. To register, drop by Arts Underground or call 667-4080. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Stuff The Bus - Feed The Hungry 10:00 am Whitehorse Baptist Church Fill a school bus with donations for the Food Bank Society of Whitehorse. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, How To Build A Sales Process That Converts 10:00 am (co)space coworking space` 5-hour Sales Workshop, where you’ll learn the tips and tricks to making your sales process convert. Register online. Whitehorse

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Sat, Sep, 16, Tuning in: Using Virtues to Develop Capacity 10:00 am Whitehorse Public Library Tapping into your own virtues storehouse and learning to use them to anchor and evaluate decisions, and as guideposts for relationships. Call 335-4822 for more info. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Household Hazardous Waste Day 10:00 am Waste Management Facility View full list of acceptable materials online. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 am The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Andrea’s Clothing, Crafts & More Sale 10:00 am Westmark Whitehorse Clothes, crafts, and home business items -- all sizes!! Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Canada 150 Sock Project 10:00 am The Match Girl For help learning to knitcrochet, help with already attempted socks, or just to hang out knitting or crocheting. Call 3346629 for more information. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, 2 Day Record Sale Fundraiser 10:00 am Shipyards Park Crates of vinyl goodness. Over 1000 LP’s and hundreds of 45’s for sale. Many genres, Great cover art. Some CD’s and cassettes are available. Cash only please. Network with other vinyl enthusiasts. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Lion Dance 1:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Kabuki Theatre, with origins dating back to the 1600s, has remained steeped in tradition while constantly innovating. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Busted Up: a Yukon Story 2:00 pm The Old Fire Hall Set right here in the Yukon, a plethora of real-life characters whose opinions and stories are as varied as their age and ethnic backgrounds reveal themselves: how they ended up in the territory, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Kagotsurube, the Haunted Sword 3:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Cinema Kabuki in HD with six-channel sound, direct from Japan, subtitled in English. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, LANDLINE: Whitehorse - St. John 3:00 pm Multiple Locations LANDLINE is a performance that takes place in two places at once. Participants walk city streets, listening to an audio guide and conversing in real time with a stranger in a different city via text message. Free admission with advanced tickets. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Limited edition Yukon Sign Paint Party 4:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre For more information contact Jamie via email at paintpartyyukon@outlook.com Or phone/text 335-9115 Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Busted Up: a Yukon Story 7:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Set right here in the Yukon, a plethora of real-life characters whose opinions and stories are as varied as their age and ethnic backgrounds reveal themselves: how they ended up in the territory, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears. Whitehorse Sat, Sep, 16, Ladies Night 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Whitehorse Sun, Sep, 17, Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Course 10:00 am Top Dog Training Academy This course will help owners achieve their certification. Call 334-7924 or email jdnic07@ gmail.com to register. Whitehorse Sun, Sep, 17, 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+ Whitehorse Sun, Sep, 17, Intro to Devising Theatre 2:00 pm Heart Of Riverdale 3 hour hands-on workshop of theatrical playtime, absolutely no experience required. Doors open at 1:30 6676700 Whitehorse Sun, Sep, 17, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Whitehorse Sun, Sep, 17, LANDLINE: Whitehorse - St. John 3:00 pm Multiple Locations LANDLINE is a performance that takes place in two places at once. Participants walk city streets, listening to an audio guide and conversing in real time with a stranger in a different city via text message. Free admission with advanced tickets. Whitehorse Mon, Sep, 18, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-6686280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-6334576 Whitehorse Mon, Sep, 18, Moving to Wellness 5:00 pm Whitehorse Health Centre A discussion-based 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 667-8733 Whitehorse

Mon, Sep, 18, Moccasin Making Workshop 5:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Learn how to make moccasins in this amazing workshop with artist and academic Shelby Blackjack. Register at the Yukon Arts Centre by calling or online. Whitehorse Mon, Sep, 18, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Whitehorse Mon, Sep, 18, Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Whitehorse Mon, Sep, 18, Whitehorse Community Choir Registration & Rehearsal 7:00 pm Whitehorse United Church Register for fall 2017 session for Whitehorse Community Choir - registration before rehearsals. Please call or email for more details, registration information online. 668-7049 Whitehorse Tue, Sep, 19, Daughters of the Vote - Yukon 9:00 am Yukon Government Administration Building 19 young women will take their seats in the Yukon Legislative Assembly, to show that their voice can be heard on all political levels. Whitehorse Tue, Sep, 19, Old Town Popup 4:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Share your thoughts on the proposed next steps for Downtown Whitehorse! Meet at the bottom of the Black St stairs. (Walking Tour at 6:30pm) Whitehorse Tue, Sep, 19, Startup Canada Awards 5:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community. Tickets online. Whitehorse Tue, Sep, 19, Canada 150 Sock Project 7:00 pm Heart Of Riverdale For help learning to knitcrochet, help with already attempted socks, or just to hang out knitting or crocheting. Call 3346629 for more information. Whitehorse Tue, Sep, 19, Play Skills and Drive Building 7:15 pm Advanced K9 -Training and Services How to play with your dog promote a stronger working relationship by building up your dog’s trust, confidence. For more info call 689-5438 or emailinfo@advancedk9.com Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Persephones Women’s Choir Registration & Rehearsal 6:00 pm Vanier Catholic Secondary Registration for auditioned choir for female voices for fall 2017 session before rehearsal at 6 pm. Call or email for more information, registration online. 668-7049 Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:30 pm A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Drunken Lectures 3.0 7:00 pm Baked Cafe A night of exciting educational entertainment. 8 not-quite sober speakers, 8 topics, 8 minutes each Come join the fun. You might just learn something. Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Chamber Choir Registration & Rehearsal 7:45 pm Vanier Catholic Secondary Fall 2017 session for auditioned a cappella choir for mixed voices - registration before rehearsals. Please call or email for more details, registration information online. 668-7049. Whitehorse Wed, Sep, 20, Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Whitehorse

KIDS & FAMILIES

Mondays - Friday Family Free Play Drop-in 12:30pm Saturdays 10-2pm. Family Literacy Centre 668-8698 /668-6535 This drop-in includes reading time, free play and interactive activities. All Ages Welcome.. Thu, Sep, 14, Mindfulness for Families 6:30 pm Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) A series of five classes is for parents and children (8 years and older) who want to learn more about what Mindfulness is, a light snack is provided. To register call 668-5167 or email ed@ ldayukon.com. Thu, Sep, 14, Come and Give it a Try Scottish Country Dancing 7:00 pm Holy Family Elementary All ages are welcome. Call Kat 3341547 for more information. Fri, Sep, 15, 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.

Sat, Sep, 16, Ball Pit Fun 10:00 am Heart Of Riverdale The play area features tonnes of climbing and scurrying equipment for playful monkeys. Parental Supervision Required. Sat, Sep, 16, Titan Open House: MAGIC The Gathering: Ixalan 12:00 pm TItan Gaming & Collectibles A great time for new players to check out the game and learn to play. The store has practice decks for new players to learn with at no charge. Sat, Sep, 16, Celebration of life for Dave Locke 2:00 pm Yukon Transportation Museum Remember the happy times, raise a glass with cheer !!Come and celebrate the life of Dave Locke. There will be an opportunity for you to share your favorite memories in writing. Tue, Sep, 19, Science Magic Shipyards Park All ages. Have fun with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Lets stretch our minds and grow, free and drop in! Two times during the day at 1:30 - 2:30 pm and 3:15 - 4:00 pm. Tue, Sep, 19, Shākāt Journal: The Change Project - Launch Party 7:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre With a special address by Chief Doris Bill, photography showcase by Shoot Me Sideways Productions, food and free show by DJKJ

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed, Sep, 13, Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Wed, Sep, 13, Lunch & Learn - Your Business Success: Tools & Rules Info Session 12:00 pm (co)space coworking space` The presentation will be followed by a discussion and a Q&A period. Wed, Sep, 13, Porter Creek Secondary School Council’s AGM 6:30 pm Sport Yukon Thu, Sep, 14, Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 pm Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Thu, Sep, 14, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre AGM 5:00 pm Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served. Hear about what we’ve been up to this year and our plans for the upcoming fiscal year. Thu, Sep, 14, Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 pm Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Sat, Sep, 16, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:30 am Emergency Measures Organization YARA’s breakfast at the A&W. Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon often join. Sat, Sep, 16, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun, Sep, 17, Yukon Broomball Association AGM Sport Yukon Call 335-1203 for info. Sun, Sep, 17, Gentle Yoga 12:30 pm True North Massage & Yoga A slower class with accessible movement means that new students - even stiff, inflexible students - can find their footing. Contact us at truenorthhealingarts@gmail.com Mon, Sep, 18, YG Employment Info Sessions 1:00 pm Kenadan Ku - House of Learning Yukon government staff will provide information about career opportunities at the Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility. Tue, Sep, 19, September Green Drinks! 5:00 pm Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue, Sep, 19, Busy 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace Tue, Sep, 19, YuKonstruct Open House 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace Tue, Sep, 19, Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 pm Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed, Sep, 20, Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com

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Ferron and Her All Star Band perform at the Yukon Arts Centre this Sunday by Ken Bolton

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t’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksingersongwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron. There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a volunteer driver for the Edmonton Folk Festival, shuttling performers to and from the airport. But I remember her as if it were yesterday. Ferron was a relative newcomer to the game back then (her self-titled first release launched in 1977, followed by Backed Up the next year, and the groundbreaking Testimony in 1980). But she already displayed chops that would eventually make her one of North America’s best-respected songwriters. Some call her the female Bob Dylan. Or Bruce Cockburn. Or Leonard Cohen. Or Van Morrison. Many cite her influence on Ani DiFranco and the Indigo Girls. It may be subjective, but it’s not without merit. What I remember most was a speaking voice best described as honey on gravel. Deep. Strong. No nonsense in either style or substance. For fans of CBC News, think Ann Medina. Same timbre, same cadence. I also remember the animated conversation she was having with a young Saskatoon performer. She was telling him about a marvelous music festival called Farrago, in the then-prosperous mining town of Faro, somewhere in the bush way up in the Yukon. When word got out that Ferron (now with a dozen CDs to her credit, and another in the works) was returning to the Yukon with an all-star band, it was time to get reacquainted. OK. I was nervous. I’ve interviewed many musical icons in my time, but this one was also a feminist icon, a lesbian icon. With a voice that could crush titanium. “It’s an external description,” she would tell me later. “It’s not me walking around saying I’m an icon. That would be the representation of an asshole.”

What if she had only distain for some strange older man who once carefully, respectfully - but anonymously - ferried her from Edmonton International Airport to the festival site? There was no mistaking the Medina-esque voice at the other end of the line. A little more gravel, a bit less honey, perhaps. She is 65, after all. The cadence was familiar, but restrained. Cautious. The first exploratory salvos met with oneword answers. “This could be brutal,” I thought. “She’s gonna eat me up and spit me out.” Somewhere around Minute 7, the floodgates opened. Suddenly, I was drenched by a torrent of words, images, recollections, an emotional and philosophical openness seldom experienced with a stranger. Ferron (her birth name was Deborah Foisy, but don’t say I told you) grew up in a “pretty violent” household, striking out on her own at 15 “because it was better for me to do that.” She had been paying guitar since the age of 10, and writing songs in a little notebook that got stolen when she was in high school. She still wishes she had those early creations, but “it ain’t gonna happen,” she says. Hitting the road so young was scary, she admits, not something she would recommend if she had a 15-year-old. “I don’t think I’d want them to be alone with nothing, and no money, and no plan. But that’s what a lot of us did from our age group,” she says. “I had to find my courage from inside. And I was a girl. I was kind of invisible, except for dark energy. But I managed – mostly – to stay away from that.” In a sense, Ferron suggests, she brought herself up. “I have a moral code inside of me that wasn’t taught to me. It

wasn’t paid for, or anything; it’s truly mine.” She credits that inner moral compass with leading her through a turbulent youth, where she didn’t fit in with the “normies”, and navigating her safely to the other side. “It ended up being, in the end, a wonderful story of someone that

could access those early creations. “But it ain’t gonna happen,” she says. Ferron has forged a career from writing and performing unflinching songs that strike directly at the heart of human vulnerability and doubt. “I just always wanted to know what it meant to be a positive human being. What are we alive for? What are we doing? Who am I? How am I puncturing my own dreams? How am I misreading a situation out of my own fears?” She has, she admits, spent “year after year thinking about stuff like that, writing about it and weighing the arrogance of humans – in myself as well – against my fragile anxiety of whether I was a good person or not.” Apart from her forays onto the road to perform, Ferron now spends half of each year living in western Florida, near the Gulf of Mexico, where she loves to make quilts. The other half is spent on Saturna Island in British Columbia, an enclave with only 300 people, where she first lived when she was only PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody 18, and where she recently held a “pension party” to celebrate Canadian singer-songwriter turning 65. Ferron performing with “It was really fun to be around people I’ve known, and who have the All Star Band at known me, all my life. They keep the Freight & Salvage me on centre,” she says. Coffeehouse in Berkeley, After years of introspection, and California in February insecurity about whether or not she measured up to the expectations was stuttering, who couldn’t ex- of the “normies”, she now has the press their views, who didn’t know answer. “In the last 25 years or so, I have what their views were, to finally becoming my own, lone voice in the believed that I am a viable, good person – except for whatever it is wilderness. So that’s OK with me.” And, of course, there was always I don’t know yet, because we keep learning. So, all those insecurities music and poetry. She had been paying guitar since went away.” She’s content with the fact she the age of 10 and writing songs and poems in a little notebook through- never became “dizzyingly famous”, out junior high. Although that although she continues to have a notebook got stolen when she was busy and successful career. But it’s a far cry from the two in high school, she still wishes she

“lost” years she spent while she was signed to Warner Brothers Records. “They were at the helm, and they took me right down the white rapids. So, after that it was, ‘OK, we’re not doing that any more. I’m going to steer my own boat,’” she says. “When you steer your own boat, it’s much slower, and it can’t go past your envisioning place. I’d never envisioned being Celine Dion or something. That’s a whole other life; it’s a whole other line of work. My work was songwriting and poetry.” When she and fellow Canadian legend Roy Forbes teamed up as the closing act for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s 40th anniversary celebration this summer, her boat was back in a familiar harbour. “Vancouver is where I started out,” she says. “I didn’t start out at the folk festival opening it up, or closing it. I started out in the middle of the afternoon on a side stage. So it was a great journey to see that come about, and know that it came about honestly.” Whenever she can, she gets together with a group of old musical friends – bassist Don Benedictson, keyboard player Darryl Havers, multi-instrumentalist John Ellis, and drummer Chris Nordquist, to perform under the banner of Ferron and Her All Star Band. After a sold-out gig at the prestigious Freight & Salvage performance venue in Berkeley, California last February, they soon found themselves booked for National Arts Centre-sponsored mini tour that will bring them to the Yukon Arts Centre stage this Sunday, September 16. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and general admission is $40. The Farrago Music Festival may be a thing of the past, but Ferron is returning to the Yukon after an absence of three decades. Ken Bolton is a freelance writer and former co-editor of What’s Up Yukon.

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hen Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident. “At one point, I read a book that had an old butcher in it, and I thought, I could do that.” Jordan decided to quit her job and enroll in Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C, for a 10-month retail meat processing program. “It’s longer than most courses because it teaches the intricacies of butchering the whole carcass, not just bits and pieces for grocery store sale,” Jordan says. “It’s old school that’s kind of gone away – you learn how to cook and use all the parts.” Jordan was the only female in the course. She says her classmates were cool with that, on the whole, and were even impressed when she had to carry a 183-poundide of

pork over her shoulder from hook to table. “The men offered to carry it for me. I said I didn’t need help, but maybe a spotter in case I fall over,” she says with a smile. Jordan also learned about charcuterie - a French word for any smoked, dry-cured or cooked meat - and received instructions in how to run a business. Upon returning to Dawson, she was ready to start working on opening up a butchery. She and her partner sold their off-grid house and moved into town in order to have running water for the business. She spent the next year building the facility she would need in their new back yard. Jordan found the name BonTon while researching Dawson meat shops during the Gold Rush. “There used to be a store named BonTon Meat Shop for Ladies,” which intrigued her, she says. “[The expression] bon ton is associated with something stylish, upper class. That’s the style I was looking for, to present something

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on a higher level.” BonTon Butcherie & Charcuterie opened in June of this year. Jordan is quick to note, however, that BonTon is not a store. Rather, it sells direct to the customer, as well as holding occasional “pop up shops”. “I like engaging with customers about cooking and trying something new, but I’m not into retail,” she says. She sources and buys only Yukon raised meat, processes it and, when it’s ready, lets people on her mailing list know what she has and when it is available. She also does custom orders, rents out her kitchen to caterers, and her hanging cooler to hunters. Traditional methods of curing and preserving meats and wild game have always interested Jordan. In order to learn properly, she went to Italy for a week to take part in an industry course at the Italian Culinary Institute, along with top chefs from around the world, on how to make salami the traditional way. Hers is now the only facility in the Dawson area producing inhouse smoked, cured and dried meat products. Jordan says there has been a lot of trial and error since she started her business, but she remains passionate about bringing locallysourced meats to Dawson and offering a variety of traditionallymade products. “I always thought, ‘How can I get what I want?’, then realized that others think that way too,” she says. “The demand is starting – people are wanting to eat local and better quality foods.” But passion for the traditional ways requires commitment. “Making salami takes a lot of work,” she says. “You have to check the aging room three to four times a day for humidity, temperature and air exchange levels,” she explains. Then she adds, with a grin, “Now, if I want to go on holiday, I need a house sitter, a dog sitter and a salami sitter.”

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ate at night around a campfire, a local miner may share their story. This one was told on an informal basis, but, there’s no need to name names. We all know someone like this. If not, imagine this is you: you’re lured to the Yukon to mine for gold. Maybe you don’t have to tax your imagination. Perhaps a friend of yours was here two years ago and brought home stories. The idea was born. The work and responsibility of running a claim rests with you alone. The stress and worry as well, but the reverse side is that most of the rewards are also yours.  You’re self-reliant - not subject to layoffs, or answerable to “the man” - you’re investing your money in your future. Your friends think you’re crazy, but face it: gold is the stock market’s plan B. You pack up house and home and drive up north to stake your claim. Your first attempts might not be so successful, so you find a “regular” job. You need time on the claims to develop them, but

you need work to fund your hobby. Several years, and a couple of jobs later, a co-worker mentions claims for sale. During the 1980s, rumour had it the claims were active and evidence of this is onsite. It looks as if there is ample fine gold on your claim, under overburden varying from next to nothing to 15 metres. And there’s quite a bit of activity moving into the area. After discussions and a quick site visit, you jump on the opportunity, looking for gold, silver, and fun. Time and resources are your biggest challenges. You spend most of the year thinking, or dreaming, about the claims. At present you only get out to them for about three or four weeks total over the season. Taking vacation leave from your full time job to go mining may not seem like a great plan to your friends, but you enjoy the challenge. You may never get a return on investment, but you’ll make a valiant attempt. You’ll have your frustrations,

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ny discussion of the Yukon School of Visual Arts begins with a couple of questions: What is it? Why is it in Dawson? The first question is easily answered: the Yukon SOVA is a postsecondary art school with excellent facilities and dedicated staff, offering a foundation year (first year) of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. From here, students can and do take advantage of transfer arrangements to Emily Carr University of Art & Design  (Vancouver), OCAD University (Toronto), NSCAD University  (Halifax), Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary) and the University of the Fraser Valley. The Yukon School of Visual Arts  is overseen by a governance board consisting of representation from the Dawson City Arts Society, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon College. It’s in Dawson because it was created here, because Yukon College saw the wisdom of endorsing the fledgling program and because all political parties, while they have been in power, have supported it. As local artist John Steins – who also works as the school’s studio technician – recalls it, the late Fred Berger first brought up the idea decades ago, when he was leader of the NDP and the town’s MLA. Later on Steins and Greg Hakonson, himself an artist as well as a placer miner and contractor, were in on the ground floor of creating Dawson City Arts Society and finding it a home in the restored Oddfellows Hall, now known as the KIAC Building. The Yukon School of Visual Arts grew out of Dawson City Arts Society program called Arts for Employment, offered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), which is the program arm of the arts society. It served as a pilot to prove that a curriculum could be developed and offered successfully, and ran for about seven years. Steins and Enns agree that moving from this adult education program to a college was always the plan.

Incoming students (from left) Noah Barber, a Dawsonite who graduated from high school in Alberta, Ottawa resident Polina Paskova, and Linda Glass, from Whitehorse, in the Yukon SOVA painting and drawing studio (2D)

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Ottawa student Polina Paskova was already hard at work in rhe 2D studio in the first week of SOVA’s 2017-18 year

Once it was decided to go forward, the old Yukon government Liquor Store and admin building was renovated into the current 7,800 square foot college facility, with work and studio spaces enough to accommodate nearly two-dozen students, if necessary. As Eldo Enns, who is currently the acting program director (a post he has held before) puts it, the Yukon School of Visual Arts is a program that was developed and tested and proven in Dawson. It is not something imported from elsewhere, not something the community was asked to take on, but rather something the community asked for help in realizing, beginning in 1998 and finally launching in 2007. Enns also mentions KIAC’s Artists in residence program, which operates under the umbrella of the Dawson City Arts Society’s ODD Gallery and has a constantly changing roster of artists staying in Parks Canada’s Macaulay House year round, including two who are selected for what they can offer to the Yukon School of Visual Arts program while they are here. Artists apply for this residency in large numbers. “There’s people lining up,” says Enns. “There’s such an appreciation for this town from a wide variety of artists, that it sets us up as a place that artists recognize as a place they want to be.” “It’s incredible,” Steins says. “There’s a sense of unfulfilled potential here, all the time, in the town. This is the kind of place where you come up with an idea and then you have the critical mass to do it.” Kyla McArthur is a town councillor and the school’s administrative officer. “Why on earth would it be anywhere but here?” she asks. “This town has always attracted vibrant people and been very welcoming to those who are who are unconventional, and definitely welcoming to artists. This school helps to do that for this town.” For more information about the Yukon School of Visual Arts go to YukonSOVA.ca.

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In The People’s Voice

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him). What those judgmental spectators actually did was give either a “pollice verso” (turned thumb, meaning go ahead and do the nasty), or a “pollice compresso” (with thumb hidden in the fist, meaning the victor should sheath his sword). Turns out film directors (and movie critics) have been wrong about thumb etiquette all along. And what about that infamous British law commonly known as the “rule of thumb”? Apparently, poor old Sir Francis Buller has been getting a bad rap since 1782. Except for one satirical cartoon, there is no evidence that Judge Buller ever ruled that a man could beat his wife as long as he used a stick no thicker than his thumb. There is (or was) a “rule of thumb” in the tailoring trade, however. It stated that the circumference of the thumb was half that of the wrist; the circumference of the wrist half that of the neck, and the circumference of the neck half that of the waist. It may work as a rough guideline, but anatomists might thumb their noses at it. Speaking of anatomy, is the genetic characteristic known as “hitchhiker’s thumb” any real help when one is trying to hitch a ride? I’ll have to get back to you on that one. Our resident Geezer lives southeast of Whitehorse. You can contact him via Editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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ne of my favourite pastimes is exploring the origins and meanings of common English words and expressions. Our language is such a hodgepodge (dare one say “hotchpotch”?) of thefts, borrowings and adaptations from others, that an etymologist can go haring down many a rabbit hole trying to plumb the depths of a simple phrase. English is a glorious mess. It’s a wonder anyone can actually speak it. The other day, I took a notion to write something about one of my former favourite pastimes: hitchhiking. But where to start? With the hitch, or the hike? Either one could steer me onto a variety of trails and highways. Should I hitch my wagon to a star, in hopes that everything will go off without a hitch? Or, should I hitch (or hike) up my mental trousers and take a hike? To resolve the dilemma, I opted for one of my standard writing techniques: avoidance. Maybe I should muse about something simple, such as thumbing a lift. Not lifting a thumb, mind you. That’s something else altogether. Yes, I’ll give that idea a thumbs-up. That is a universal sign of approval, yes? Well, not exactly. In Australia, Greece, the Middle East and a few other places, it’s as rude a gesture as flipping a middle finger. Incidentally, bloodthirsty Roman crowds did not give a victorious gladiator the thumbsup (meaning he should spare his opponent) or a thumbs-down (meaning to go ahead and slay

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Accompanied on the drum by their niece, Sanita (Kaska for “sun giving life”), Jennifer Froehling (on flute) and Dennis Shorty performed in Luckenwalde, Germany on August 19

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oss River musician Dennis Shorty grew up in a musical family that spoke Kaska and performed at social events. Now he is sharing his love of the language through the musical duo he formed with his wife, Jennifer Froehling, is called Dena Zagi, meaning “people’s voice”. In August, they toured in Germany with their first CD, Gucho Hin (meaning Our Grandparents’ Song). “The elders are all for us recording traditional songs in the Kaska language,” says Shorty. They created their own chanting to incorporate into their performances. Whitehorse musician and sound artist Jody Walker worked with them on the recording at his Stackwall Sound studio. Shorty and Froehling get their inspiration from the land. “Our music comes to us, just playing guitar and drumming out in the bush,” says Shorty. “I might be sitting there looking at the mountains and find a chord while I’m thinking about my ancestors… my grandfather and grandmother and their stories.” Froehling finds other inspiration from nature. “We have a squirrel we call Benny and watching him one day just having a blast, enjoying being on earth, I hummed a little

tune and put it into my flute. As soon as it came out I knew: that’s ‘The Benny Song’,” she says. Another song came from Froehling’s Aunt Marlies. “The melody came to me and I knew it was my auntie speaking to me through my flute.” Thinking and speaking Kaska is crucial to the duo’s songwriting. “I have to think in Dena to write the songs,” says Shorty. It isn’t easy to come up with phrases that make sense and fit what he wants to express. “One word by itself in Kaska might have one meaning, but in a sentence have many meanings.” Shorty gives the example of translating his grandfather’s stories of “grandmother going around and around, setting snares,” which became “grandmother going around and around travelling” in the song. Shorty’s younger sister, Linda, who teaches the Kaska language at the Ross River School, helps with the writing. “Another teacher in Ross River bought a CD to play at recess so kids can learn and hear their language come alive through music,” Dennis says. “Because Kaska is not a written language, it continues to evolve as words are more clearly defined,” he adds.

Shorty is grateful for the help, which bridges the separation from his language he experienced during the 1960s and ’70s in mission school. Only when the class was in the bush could he speak, secretly, with the other kids from his area. With financial support for the CD from the Yukon Film and Sound Commission, Dena Zagi is helping make the Kaska language accessible again, and to a broader audience. The CD liners include English and German translations of the Kaska songs to accompany their music. While in Germany, they were interviewed on Radio Corax in Halle. Here at home, Yukoners can hear Dena Zagi on CKRW The Rush. Copies of Gucho Hin are available at Bearpaw Music and Gifts, which has a store in the Carcross Commons and in Whitehorse at 106 Main Street. The CDs can also be found at the Selkirk Gas Bar in Pelly Crossing, the Ross River Dena Store, the Faro Information Centre, “and in my purse,” says Froehling. Jessica Simon is a frequent contributor to What’s Up Yukon and writes several columns.

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The Last, Loveliest Smile

A mindful welcome to autumn by Julia Mertz

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never took much notice of something as simple as the seasons until moving North. Pre-Yukon, I was rather unmoved by the monotonous blend of greens extending from the mossy forest floor to the heights of the coniferous giants on Vancouver Island. And as much as I love the “wet-coast”, seasons seem to meld into one another quietly and effortlessly. Now, each year I am roused by the kaleidoscope of colours that sweep through the landscape from May through October. Light purple is the colour of crocus that first greets us. Then follows the dark violet of lupine. Naturally, the fuchsia blossoms of fireweed follow – they are the calendar of summer: the progression in bloom foretelling the coming of another winter. As the fireweed seeds starts to ride with the wind, greens turn

to reds and the temperature drops, we may find ourselves in either delight or despair. John Dunn, a former Yukonbased writer says, “Autumn in Whitehorse is like living according to a cosmic timer that is gradually running down to zero. With each passing second the light grows a bit fainter; it’s a countdown from lightness to darkness.” Although there is much truth to Dunn’s interpretation of winter’s impending arrival, we need not dwell. Take a moment to ap-

preciate the inbetween. Look to the mountains of the west painted with a beautiful light rouge, signaling the low-bush cranberry’s arrival and readiness. And to the east, notice the spread of bright yellow poplar, interspersed among the greens that are here to stay. Feel the coolness PHOTO: Julia Mertz in the air, and delight in a cozy Look to the mountains of the sweater and hot chai tea. Soon our neighbouring ridges west, painted with a beautiful will be delicately dusted with a light rouge, signaling the low-bush white icing-sugar topping that cranberry’s arrival and readiness can surely turn the corners of a child’s mouth up in excitement. But for now, witness the beautiful spectacle of summer-end, one final hurrah! “Nowhere else do winter and summer, literally, seem like night and day. People have a different perspective living in Canada’s attic.” Dunn couldn’t be more right. We are governed by the seasons here. We are told by the earth just exactly what we should or shouldn’t be doing at certain times of the year. Spring is for welcoming back the light and spotting the wildflowers along Miles Canyon. Summer is for anything outside under the midnight sun. Winter is for skiing and socializing. Fall is for foraging and enjoying the last warm, bright days. In a Yukon September, hikers and photographers head out to places like Tombstone Territorial

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Park “to see the colours,” they say. The northern tundra and wild alpine provide exceptional blends of deep mahogany and bright red flora, magically set in front of a backdrop of rugged peaks that seem to captivate people from all corners of the world. I’m always inspired and impressed by the earth come autumn. Across the world where seasons exist, it is a time of harvest, of connection to the earth and to each other. We start to gather to forage, feast, share; and perhaps, with the fading of light to dark, we are inspired to reflect and set new goals for ourselves. Haven’t you heard? September is the new January. Adults may feel a twinge of nostalgia from back-to-school days, welcoming the urge to buy new outfits, register in “extra-curriculars”, flex our social muscles and return to a sense of routine. Autumn is a great time to reflect and take inventory of not only your winter gear, but your inner state. Do you feel the shift of the season? Are you longing for a deeper connection to earth or to yourself? What can you do to dive back into the things that bring you joy? Let’s not fear darkness but celebrate its arrival with glee, just as the trees do. After all, as the 18th century poet, William Cullen Bryant, put it, “autumn is the year’s last, loveliest smile.” Julia Mertz lives in Whitehorse, where she practises (and teaches) yoga and mindfulness. She loves to hike and marvel at the beauty of the wild.


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Active Interest LISTINGS Wed, Sep, 13 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed, Sep, 13 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 13 Biathlon Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Sep, 13 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 13 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 13 Yukon Mustangs Tryouts 2017 - U19 Female 7:00 pm Canada Games Centre Call or email for more information. 667-4237 yaha@sportyukon. com Wed, Sep, 13 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 13 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 13 Yukon Mustangs Tryouts 2017 - U18 Midget 8:15 pm Canada Games Centre Call or email for more information. 667-4237 yaha@sportyukon. com Thu, Sep, 14 YASC 4 - 7 4:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Sep, 14 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu, Sep, 14 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu, Sep, 14 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, Sep, 14 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Sep, 14 Yukon Mustangs Tryouts 2017 - U19 Female 6:15 pm Canada Games Centre Call or email for more information. 667-4237 yaha@sportyukon.com

Thu, Sep, 14 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu, Sep, 14 Trail Run 6:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon For more information call Nancy Thompson 333-0983 333-0983 Thu, Sep, 14 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu, Sep, 14 Yukon Mustangs Tryouts 2017 - U18 Midget 7:30 pm Canada Games Centre Call or email for more information. 667-4237 yaha@sportyukon. com Fri, Sep, 15 Drop in MommyFIT Tune Up 1:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Basic beginner-level circuit, Babies under 12 months are welcome to join! Inquire online. Fri, Sep, 15 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Sep, 15 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 15 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 15 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 15 Yukon Mustangs Tryouts 2017 - U19 Female 6:15 pm Canada Games Centre Call or email for more information. 667-4237 yaha@sportyukon. com Fri, Sep, 15 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 15 Yukon Mustangs Tryouts 2017 - U18 Midget 7:30 pm Canada Games Centre Call or email for more information. 667-4237 yaha@sportyukon. com Fri, Sep, 15 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sat, Sep, 16 Zumba Classes 7th Ray Healing Space is limited so ensure you register early. Tuesdays will run a 6 week class from September 5 - October 10 Call 334-9605 to register. Sat, Sep, 16 YASC 1 - 4 1:00 pm Biathlon Range

Wellness LISTINGS Wed, Sep, 13, 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, Sep, 13, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Sep, 13, Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Sep, 13, 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, Sep, 14, Postnatal - Moms & Babies 10:15 am Breath of Life Collective Designed to support your postpartum body’s recovery. Register online. Thu, Sep, 14, Mindfulness for Families 6:30 pm Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) A series of five classes is for parents and children (8 years and older) who want to learn more about what Mindfulness is, a light snack is provided. To register call 668-5167 or email ed@ ldayukon.com. Fri, Sep, 15, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri, Sep, 15, Prenatal Yoga 4:15 pm Breath of Life Collective Help get through a pregnancy with minimal discomfort and it also helps the birth and post-delivery stages. Email for more information thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Fri, Sep, 15, Yin and Tonic 5:45 pm Breath of Life Collective You will leave this class with a deep sense of self and relaxation. Taught by Jonathan, email hebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. Fri, Sep, 15, Yarn Yoga 6:30 pm True North Massage & Yoga 30 minutes of yoga, an hour of crochet/knitting, and then more yoga! Suitable for beginners in crafting and in yoga. Call 393-2628 for more information. Sat, Sep, 16, Tuning in: Using Virtues to Develop Capacity 10:00 am Whitehorse Public Library Tapping into your own virtues storehouse and learning to use them to anchor and evaluate decisions, and as guideposts for relationships. Call 335-4822 for more info. Sat, Sep, 16, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun, Sep, 17, Gentle Yoga 12:30 pm Breath of Life Collective This class is made for the all ages, the stiff and the recovering bodies of life.

Sun, Sep, 17 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 17 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 18 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 18 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 18 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 18 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 18 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Sep, 19 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Sep, 19 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Sep, 19 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, Sep, 19 Archery 6 - 8PM 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Tue, Sep, 19 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Sep, 19 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

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Everyone welcome - Beginners encouraged! 8 weeks Call or email to register. 336-3569 thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Sun, Sep, 17, Gentle Yoga 12:30 pm True North Massage & Yoga A slower class with accessible movement means that new students - even stiff, inflexible students - can find their footing. Contact us at truenorthhealingarts@gmail.com 334-8599 Mon, Sep, 18, Fall Equinox Intensive 6:45 am Breath of Life Collective Relax, Rejuvenate and find greater balance in your life this fall. Taught by Jessica Read Email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail. com to register Mon, Sep, 18, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon, Sep, 18, Calming Flow Yoga with Steph B 5:00 pm True North Massage & Yoga Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience. Drop in or call 393-2628 register. Mon, Sep, 18, Moving to Wellness 5:00 pm Whitehorse Health Centre A discussion-based 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 667-8733 Mon, Sep, 18, Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Sep, 18, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Sep, 18, Grief Walking Group 6:00 pm Whitehorse Millennium Trail Share some of your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the companionship of others as we walk at an easy pace with trained Hospice volunteers around the Millennium Trail. 667-7429 info@hospiceyukon. net Mon, Sep, 18, Your Core and Your Floor 7:00 pm Whitehorse Physiotherapy Call to preregister! 667-2138 Mon, Sep, 18, 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, Sep, 19, 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, Sep, 19, Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631

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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orothy Bradley leaves her vehicle at Eagle Bay Park, where Whistle Bend Way and Range Road meet, and walks to the bench overlooking McIntyre Creek. It is a 10-minute walk along a path that is dappled with bright yellow aspen leaves. To the left is a boreal forest of jack pine, to her right is a steep dropoff that lays before her a stunning vista. Joe Mountain is the majestic background beneath rolling clouds. The meandering Yukon River is in the middle of this picture and, seemingly at her feet, is McIntyre Creek, which feeds into it. Looking down, she sees eagles patrolling from their nests to the river’s edge. And, above, ravens swoop down to tease her bear dog, Chico. But there is something new going on: “Look, there is the start of a beaver dam,” says Bradley. “That explains why the water level was rising and, there, there are trees chopped down.” She had actually walked up to the edge of the bluff to look for garbage. As the chair of the Friends of McIntyre Creek, she is planning the next garbage pickup event and she wanted to know where they should start. But there is no garbage to be seen – from here, at least – so she continues on to the bench that oversees a stunning view of McIntyre Creek and is strategically

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placed to force you to actually “hike” to get to it. That bench is a gift from the Friends of McIntyre Creek. “There was a lot of people coming down here to watch the birds and I felt that the people in Whistle Bend needed to know that we care about this and they can enjoy it, too,” says Bradley. “You can stand here a long time enjoying it so, here, have a bench to sit on.” This is just one part of McIntyre Creek that Bradley and her board and volunteers help protect. And, by “protect”, she means keeping it clean and ensuring development does not harm its unique ecosystem. “This is a wildlife corridor,” she explains. “For bigger wildlife and smaller, they go from the Southern Lake area to Lake Laberge and back. “What really started my interest was motorized vehicles in here; I love riding on quads, but they were destroying the environment; if [quad drivers] aren’t happy with the trail they are on, they will make a new one. “There is spawning happening, and the silt being stirred up and floating downstream is causing unknown damage.” Bradley created Friends of McIntyre Creek in 2009 after a few years of working within the Porter Creek Neighbourhood Association. “Anytime there was development happening, or talk of it,

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Dorothy Bradley is chair of the Friends of McIntyre Creek, an organization that protects a pristine ecosystem in the middle of Whitehorse there was a cry from people from Porter Creek or Takhini saying, ‘No, you aren’t developing in McIntyre Creek,’” she says. Having a society take responsibility for this pristine, natural setting in the middle of the city was welcomed by all levels of government, including First Nations, which have a stake in the area. Bradley figures she spends 10 hours a month working on the financial books, applying for grants, board meetings and contributing to social media through its Facebook page and Twitter account. “I’ve been trying to encourage people to join,” she says. “I wish we had more input.” Do volunteers have to be “tree huggers”? Bradley laughs: “Maybe, but if you just like to be outside and be active, it is good to be part of our organization.

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“Hunters? Sure. “ATV users? Yeah, we need their input. The Klondike Snowmobile Association was a member at the beginning.” Bradley calls McIntyre Creek “the heart of Whitehorse”. It is easy to forget that the downtown core is just a 10-minute walk away. “We are monitoring what is going on in the creek,” she says. “We are trying to make sure it stays clean. “We have an eco-forum every two years and we are available for any fight that comes along.” The next big cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to

noon. Lunch will then be provided. A meeting place will be decided soon. Meanwhile, more information is available at the Friends of McIntyre Creek Facebook Page. Friends of McIntyre Creek will hold their annual garbage collection on Saturday, September 23. Participants are asked to meet at the gazebo on the Fish Lake Road for bags and directions. Lunch will be served at the gazebo at noon. Stepping Up features those who lead volunteer organizations in the Yukon. Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer in Whitehorse.

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Wednesdays Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

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Mondays & Fridays Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays & Saturdays 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 867-399-3321 Until Sat, Sep, 30, Art Marker Days Art House Carcross A behind the scenes experience not to be missed! Mediums range from clay, paint, metal and even computer circuit boards! 10 am to 4 pm daily Wed, Sep, 13, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Sep, 13, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Sep, 13, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Sep, 13, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 14, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 14, Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 14, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Sep, 16, Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun, Sep, 17, St. Saviour’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Sep, 18, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Sep, 18, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 19, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 19, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Sep, 19, Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 19, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Sep, 19, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 19, 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 Tue, Sep, 19, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre

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Until Sep, 23, The Natural & The Manufactured KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Wed, Sep, 13, 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, Sep, 13, 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, Sep, 13, Youth Screen Printing 6:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Free, snacks provided, no registration required. Email programs@kiac.ca for more information. Wed, Sep, 13, Beginner Lindy Hop 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Take your first steps in Lindy Hop, the primary dance of 1930s era Swing Dancing! There’s no need for previous dance experience, and no need to bring a partner since leads and follows rotate throughout the class. Wed, Sep, 13, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Sep, 14, 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, Sep, 14, The Beading Circle 2:30 pm Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Thu, Sep, 14, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Sep, 15, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Sep, 15, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre

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Fri, Sep, 15, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Sep, 16, 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, Sep, 16, 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, Sep, 16, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Sep, 17, Centre closed for the season Tombstone Territorial Park Sun, Sep, 17, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Sep, 17, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon, Sep, 18, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Sep, 18, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Sep, 19, 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, Sep, 19, The Beading Circle 2:30 pm Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520

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Wed, Sep, 13, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Sep, 14, After School Kids Club 3:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6-12, snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Call 994-2375 for more information. Fri, Sep, 15, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun, Sep, 17, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun, Sep, 17, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Sep, 19, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Sep, 19, After School Kids Club 3:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6-12, snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Call 994-2375 for more information. Wed, Sep, 20, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

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Wed, Sep, 13, 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, Sep, 13, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu, Sep, 14, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Sep, 14, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Sep, 14, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Sep, 14, Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Sep, 14, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri, Sep, 15, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sat, Sep, 16, YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017 7:30 pm Pine Lake Campground Free family friendly activities and concerts around the campfire, bring your chair a mug for tea, your instruments! Meet at the cook shelter. Door prizes and storytellers welcome. Sat, Sep, 16, Lucie D and the Immortals 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre A beautiful evening of latin vocal jazz and soulful R&B with a killer band led by diva Lucie Desaulniers. 334-2789 Sun, Sep, 17, Music Jam 10:00 am Village Bakery and Deli Sun, Sep, 17, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Sep, 18, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed, Sep, 20, 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, Sep, 20, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School

Wed, Sep, 20, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre

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Fri, Sep, 15, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Sep, 16, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Sep, 16, Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sun, Sep, 17, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 19, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca

MAYO

Fri, Sep, 15, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sat, Sep, 16, Mayo Summer Market 10:00 am J.V. Clark School Call 334-5131 for more information Sun, Sep, 17, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Sep, 19, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus

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Thu, Sep, 14, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun, Sep, 17, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Sep, 19, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

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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, Sep, 16, Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sun, Sep, 17, Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 am Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon.org Sun, Sep, 17, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Wed, Sep, 20, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed, Sep, 20, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

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Wed, Sep, 13, After School Sports Gr. 4-9 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Wed, Sep, 13, Boys Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Thu, Sep, 14, After School Sports Gr. 4-9 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Thu, Sep, 14, 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, Sep, 15, 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. Fri, Sep, 15, Girls Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Sat, Sep, 16, Yukon Bird Club Trip to Teslin Lake Bird Observatory 8:00 am Teslin Campground Learn more about migrant songbirds and raptors. Call 335-3918 for more information. Mon, Sep, 18, After School Sports Gr. 4-9 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue, Sep, 19, Seniors/Elders Walking Group 10:00 am Teslin Rec Center Dress for the weather. Tue, Sep, 19, After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue, Sep, 19, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, Sep, 19, 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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phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts state-of-the-art panoramic video and surroundsound systems. Wed, Sep, 13, Toddler Activities 10:30 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call Meaghan at 536-8023 for more information. Thu, Sep, 14, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Sep, 14, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat, Sep, 16, Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 am Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sun, Sep, 17, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Sep, 18, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Sep, 19, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue, Sep, 19, 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 Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Mondays & Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays & Fridays Tai Chi 10:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thursdays Tai Chi 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm Chilkat Centre For The Arts Wednesdays Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Sun, Sep, 10 - 14 Southeast Conference Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Sep, 13, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed, Sep, 13, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Sep, 13, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Sep, 13, Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Sep, 13, Alaska’s Sesquicentennial: what do we commemorate? How do we celebrate? 7:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Sep, 13, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Thu, Sep, 14, Film Screening: RESILIENCE 6:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Sep, 15, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Sep, 15, Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri, Sep, 15, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Sep, 15, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Sep, 15, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Sep, 16, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 am Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sun, Sep, 17, Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Mon, Sep, 18, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Sep, 18, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Sep, 18, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 18, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 18, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 18, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Sep, 19, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center

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Wednesdays SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays 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, Sep, 13, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Sep, 13, Love and Logic Workshops 6:00 pm Skagway School Parenting workshops utilizing practical skills and tools to help the parenting process. Call 907-983-2255 for more information.

Wed, Sep, 13, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Sep, 13, 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, Sep, 14, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 14, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 14, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu, Sep, 14, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Sep, 14, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 14, 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, Sep, 14, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 14, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Sep, 15, Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri, Sep, 15, Friday Dance Night 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Featuring DJ EL-P Sat, Sep, 16, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Sep, 16, Skagway Garden City Market 3:00 pm Elks Lodge Skagway Skagway Products: Jewellery, Hot Sauce, Candles, Spices, Lip Balms & Salves and more! Sat, Sep, 16, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Sep, 16, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Sep, 16, 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, Sep, 17, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Sep, 18, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Sep, 18, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 18, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/JeanneALL Levels 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 18, Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 18, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue, Sep, 19, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 19, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Sep, 19, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 19, 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, Sep, 19, 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, Sep, 19, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Sep, 20, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed, Sep, 20, Love and Logic Workshops 6:00 pm Skagway School Parenting workshops utilizing practical skills and tools to help the parenting process. Call 907-983-2255 for more information. Wed, Sep, 20, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed, Sep, 20, 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.

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THANKS TO OUR GREAT SPONSORS, STUDENT EMPLOYEES, AND VOLUNTEERS, WE WERE ABLE TO: ~ Walk in the Seattle Pride Parade and host a booth at Pridefest ~Attend Dragonfest in Seattle with the National Park Service ~Teach hundreds kids in Skagway & Dawson City how to make ice cream like they did in 1898 ~Host a Living History Youth Workshop with Time Travel Performances at the Dawson City Museum ~ Serve over 500 plates of pancakes at Bear Creek with Parks Canada ~ Print and distribute 6,000 copies of the Klondike Corridor Chronicle We are proud to support the Klondike National Historical Parks in two countries, along with the wonderful tourism businesses who help tell the story of the Klondike Corridor.

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Northern Institute of Social Justice (NISJ)

This course is open to anyone and is guided by a number of important principles including respect, cooperation, community, harmony, generosity, and resourcefulness. CRN 10383

Oct 3-5, 8:30am–4:30pm

Location: Yukon College

CRN 10397

Dec 5-7, 8:30am–4:30pm

Location: Yukon College

Part Ten

Aussie Girl in the Yukon with Kylie Campbell

FALL 2017 TRAINING PROGRAMS Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples 18 hours | $250 +gst

September 13, 2017

The Week that Was…

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 12 hours | $420 +gst The course is designed to prepare caregivers of all backgrounds to provide first aid to persons at risk of suicide. CRN 10385

Oct 10-11, 9:00am–5:00pm

Location: Yukon College

Crisis Response Planning 6 hours | *EARLY BIRD RATE*$209 +gst| STANDARD RATE $235 +gst *REGISTER BEFORE SEPT. 26 FOR EARLY BIRD RATE* In order to effectively respond to critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.), schools, communities and organizations need to plan ahead of time so they are prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This course is open to anyone invested in crisis response planning. It is one of the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) courses. CTRI is located in Winnipeg and delivers training in Yukon and across Canada. Oct 17, 9:00am–5:00pm

Location: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

To register online please visit https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/ or call 877.353.3205 to register by telephone. For enquiries please contact CTRI by email at info@ctrinstitute.com, or call CTRI at 877.353.3205, or call the Northern Institute of Social Justice at 867.456.8590.

PHOTOS: Kylie Campbell

Right Use of Power 12 hours | $250 +gst

Incredible views over Fraser and Fraser Lake

Right Use of Power is designed, developed, and owned by the Right Use of Power Institute. Empowering, relevant and dynamic, this course is presented through talks, discussions and experiential practices. It is open to anyone and is designed to be beneficial in personal and professional development. CRN 10392

Oct 25-26, 9:00am–5:00pm

Location: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

Working with Trauma 12 hours | $250 +gst This course would benefit frontline workers. It focuses on the trauma that results specifically from interactions between people, not the trauma resulting from environmental disasters. CRN 10405

Nov 2-3, 9:00am–5:00pm

Location: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

FASD Informed Support 9 hours | $90 +gst This 9-hour training aims to answer the questions of caregivers, multidisciplinary front-line service providers, professionals, community members and others who care about and work with individuals with FASD. This course was developed and delivered by FASSY for the NISJ. CRN 10399

Nov 7, 9:00am–4:30pm | Nov 8, 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

Supporting Your Staff through Loss & Grief 3 hours | $95 +gst Supporting Your Staff through Loss and Grief is a half-day course developed and delivered by Hospice Yukon staff for the NISJ. Grief affects all workplaces. The effects of grief are felt be those who experienced the loss, and by their co-workers. This course is intended for managers and supervisors. For more information call Hospice Yukon 667-7429 CRN 10401

Nov 29, 8:30am-12:00pm Location: Association Franco-Yukonnaise Centre, 302 Strickland St.

Working in Social Services: 6 hours | The Essential Skills *EARLY BIRD RATE*$209 +gst| STANDARD RATE $235 +gst This introductory workshop focuses on the fundamental understanding and skills required for working with people in a helping capacity. Whether working in the role of general helper, counsellor or administrator, there are key areas that are essential to providing helpful, collaborative and ethical services. Nov 29, 9:00am–5:00pm

Location: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

To register online please visit https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/, or call 877.353.3205 to register by telephone. For enquiries please contact CTRI by email at info@ctrinstitute.com, or call CTRI at 877.353.3205, or call the Northern Institute of Social Justice at 867.456.8590.

YFN 101: HISTORY OF YUKON FIRST NATIONS & SELF-GOVERNMENT 6 hours| $200 +gst This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about Yukon First Nations and Self-Government. Develop a broader understanding and appreciation for the key moments in Yukon First Nations distant and recent past, in a day that includes interactive activities, discussions and presentations by staff in the Yukon First Nations Initiative department at Yukon College. CRN 10446

Dec 6, 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: Yukon College

YFN 101: ONLINE* CRN 10398 | SELF-PACED | $89.99 +gst Yukon First Nations 101 was designed to educate students and employees about the culture and history of the First Nations Peoples of the Yukon, the cultural values shared among Yukon First Nations today, and how to communicate respectfully with First Nations individuals and communities. This self-paced course was developed in partnership with Yukon College and the Council of Yukon First Nations, and has been vetted by the 14 Yukon First Nations.

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nce summer arrived, along with consistent plus 25 temperatures, it was time to enjoy some swimming, hiking and generally the beautiful weather in Yukon. (In the Yukon, if you see a single day of plus 20, there is a likelihood it will come to fruition, but a few days showing the same, you’re guaranteed good weather. Nonetheless, each summer day is utilized as though tomorrow is no guarantee of sun and warm weather, every Yukoner is outside ’til the wee hours.) The post-work week evening entailed heading to nearby lakes for a swim and a catch-up with friends. The most popular spot: Long Lake. One evening there must have been over 100 people at the beach, enjoying swimming, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding or generally floating around in a pool toy while having a drink. My favourite was discovering Stinky Lake near a friend’s house in Porter Creek. This lake is perfectly positioned for evening sun, so it was warm and not too large, so that the water was perfect temperature. Added with a jetty and rope swing, it became my favourite spot for a dip! With the perfect weather continuing for the weekend, my decision was to head to White Pass to finally see these supposed mountains. With the summer that was, so far it had been nothing but fog and cloud. On arrival to White Pass, I decided to find a camp parking spot to enjoy the view and found a pull out near to Summit Lake. With

dinner, a beer and an amazing view, I just sat and glanced out as very few cars passed on the highway. As the sun set, the mosquitoes became insane and I was confined to my vehicle for fear of being eaten alive. I only ventured out when at 1 a.m. I awoke as nature called and as I looked outside my window, saw a beautiful and perfect full moon. I ventured out and took some amazing photos, but couldn’t enjoy it as the mosquitoes were in the thousands. Instead I lay in my van bed and gazed at it from my window. Morning arose and it was off to the trailhead for the Fraser Peak hike. The first hour was a beautiful hike up through the treeline, with the flowers and majestic peaks of white pass and approaching up to Fraser Lake. Then came the fun part of reaching the summit. At first glance, all you can see is rocks and trying to navigate piece by piece up to the summit. It was 1.5 hours of bouldering and climbing; I found myself having to climb up vertically. With sheer drops on either side, my previously detrimental and debilitating fear of heights kicked in and I stopped about 50 metres short of the summit. Still proud of myself getting as far as I did, I sat down and decided to calm my nerves and enjoy the views. Another 1.5 hours bouldering down and another hour to the car, it was peak heat and peak sun, with no shade and I was ex-

hausted. Almost stumbling to the car, I attempted to eat, but mostly drank about 2 litres of water. Once I had regained a bit of energy, I had to decide my next steps. It was 2 p.m. and such a beautiful day, so I decided to pop down to Skagway, Alaska. That’s another place I haven’t fully been able to appreciate because the weather had been always rainy, cloudy and foggy. So off I drove and as I watched my car’s temperature gauge tell me it was 32 degrees in Skagway. I somewhat regretted my decision as the humidity almost killed me. But, I found the motivation and I went up to the Lower Dewey Lakes to cool off for a swim. On my way I discovered giant salmon just floating around in the creek nearby the car park. You could literally touch them in the shallow water. The hike headed to Fraser Peak toward Fraser Lake is relatively easy, the lake is surprisingly covered with trees, but the water is nowhere near as clean or nice as the Yukon’s lakes. By this time it was 5 p.m. and it was time to head to cooler Whitehorse for some sleep and recovery. The drive through White Pass was amazing and I am truly thankful I got at least one drive through this incredible mountain range with clear, sunny skies. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing, for the first time in a long while. Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

*Registration starting Sept 1/17 and ending Dec 31/17.

Registrants have until the end of the following term (April 30/18) to complete the online course. Registration: Please call Admissions to register at 867.668.8710 and quote the Course Registration Number (CRN) listed above. Refund Policy: Please notify the Admissions Office, in person or by telephone, five business days prior to the course start date to allow for a refund. If you withdraw fewer than five business days before the start of a course, you will forfeit the course fee. Please note that no refunds will be provided for the YFN 101 online course once registered. For more information on the Northern Institute of Social Justice and courses offered: Visit our website: yukoncollege.yk.ca/programs/info/nisj Call: 867.456.8589 Email: nisj@yukoncollege.yk.cam

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Farmer’s Market, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Gathering

Organization providing a place for growers, chefs, and artisans to sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products to the area. Open on Saturdays through midSeptember 10 am - 1 pm. September 10 - October 29, 2017 1st Coho Derby, Haines Sportsmen’s Association Derby costs $25 to enter and prizes awarded. Tickets and weigh-in available at Alaska Sport Shop and Outfitter Sporting Goods. For more information call Charlie DeWitt 907-766-2490.

October, 2017 “Trick or Trot” 5K Fun Run or Walk, SE Alaska State Fairgrounds Presented by the Fair and SEARHC and starts 5:30 pm at the Fairgrounds. Costumes encouraged. Fire pit, hot drinks, fun music and lights, entry is $10.

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