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SOVA at 10

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Dawson City’s Visual Arts School Hits a Milestone by Dan Davidson

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hen talking about the location of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (Yukon SOVA) in Dawson City, two issues are often raised: What does the location do for students? What does it do for the town? Kyla McArthur, who works at SOVA as the administrative officer and is also a town councillor, spoke of the benefit to local and regional students. “One of the reasons that I think this is an amazing program is the opportunity it affords both local and regional potential students. “It can be pretty daunting to apply to arts school at one of the southern universities. We don’t have specialty fine arts programs in a lot of the communities. You could come in here and maybe not be at the same level coming out of high school as someone from a fine arts high school in the south. “But when you leave here after your first year, you are at the same level as anyone leaving the first year program anywhere.” From here, students can go to schools that are affiliated with this one to continue working on their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after their foundation year. Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver), and NSCAD University (Halifax) have been popular choices, but there are links to OCAD University (Toronto), Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary) and the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. “Our experience has been that our students have done well wherever they have gone,” says Eldo Enns, the acting program director at SOVA. Dawson is an active arts town. Jackie Olson, a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in artist and current executive director of the Klondike Visitors Association, notes that the town has artists’ residencies in three areas. There is the Berton House program, overseen by the Writers Trust of Canada, which houses four people annually; the Dawson City Music Festival’s Songwriter In Residence, which happens every winter; and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture (KIAC) residency program, which operates under the umbrella of the Dawson

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The Yukon School of Visual Arts is housed in the former Yukon Government liquor store and administration building on Queen Street at Third Avenue in Dawson City City Arts Society’s ODD Gallery. The KIAC program has a constantly changing roster of artists staying in Parks Canada’s Macaulay House year round. This includes two who are selected specifically for what they can offer to the SOVA program while they are here.

I think having an artists’ school in the community supports the fabric of the arts, which are continually growing.

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All of the residency programs have long lists of applicants wanting to experience what the Klondike has to offer. “Speaking as an artist and a community member,” Olson says, “I think that SOVA plays a very important part in the artistic fabric of this community. “They’ve been very involved in bringing Outside artists to the community, especially First Nations artists. The ‘Indexes to the Land’ program has been very valuable. I really enjoyed the

series. I’ve been a part of it and they have really been engaging the community art, and artists as well, in the artistic experience, which the students get to share. “I think having an artists’ school in the community supports the fabric of the arts, which are continually growing. There’s a lot of closet artists that have an opportunity to formally engage in an educational environment. I’ve seen many mature students go through that program, enjoying the one-off courses, not taking the full program, and growing from the experience.” Both Olson and John Steins, an artist, as well as SOVA’s studio technician, feel that the influx of young artists brings new life and perspectives to the artistic community. “One of the reasons I work here is that I benefit from the energy of the young people,” Steins says. For more information about the Yukon School of Visual Art go to YukonSOVA.ca. 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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Workshop space is limited, so even participants planning to camp overnight at the Kathleen Lake campground are encouraged to register ahead of time. Organizers are promising two evenings of unique, dramatic and educational experiences under the canopy of Kluane’s night sky at the Yukon’s only Dark Sky Festival. Elayne Hurlburt is a Haines Junction writer, editor of the St. Elias Echo, and a retired Yukon College instructor.

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An Unkindness of Ravens

After the Storm, the Tricksters Soar by Laura Sands

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t is easy to laugh at the antics of ravens. They are quirky, curious and yes, funny. A wellknown title they carry among First Nations people is that of Trickster, known for their pranks and intelligence. They also carry darker histories, in literature and folklore: wise, feared, revered, portents of death, wreathed in mystery. I have a healthy respect for them. I have had many close-up raven encounters while paddling in the Yukon. I’m called a Queen of the Klondike by paddling friends for a reason: I mastered balancing an 18-foot canoe on my head a few years ago. I’m not very big or particularly strong, but I feel pretty indomitable climbing up the van and releasing the ratchet straps to slide the canoe down onto my shoulders. By the time help is offered I’ve flipped the boat, maneuvered it into the rushing water and am partway to pushing off onto another solo adventure. Paddling the Klondike River is not like paddling lakes or the warm, lazy rivers in the south. The water is always glacier cold and there are sweepers, rocks, and giant “evil” salmon lurking beneath you. (Okay, the giant evil salmon may be my personal, but they are still out there.) There is something beautiful and frightening to hear a faint noise, and suddenly be locking eyes with a proud golden-eyed eagle only a few feet away. They tilt their bald heads and watch as

you pass, ignoring the “kraacks” and “quuarrrrks” of the ravens that hide in the trees around them. The ravens lie in wait to scavenge the carrion of the fish that the eagles eventually pull out of the river. I live in a tent on an island on the Klondike River all summer. I’ve always loved this spot because when the wind is up, the ravens play. They like to fly with the wind, straight at the cliffs, and then shoot straight up on the thermals. Endlessly they dive, and I have even seen them lock claws high, high up, then fall in tandem together, only to flare break apart almost at the water. If I were a raven, I would play those games, too. Instead, I spend a few nights a week sleeping under the stars beside the river I love, watching the ravens play. In the morning I roll into my canoe and paddle to work. Those are the days that my muscles ache a little and I’m slightly chilled most of the morning, but my smile is dazzling and my happiness infectious. Although I prefer to paddle alone, people ask me all the time to take them onto the water. One evening a friend and I paddled the Klondike way too late in the day; it was early evening – not an ideal time to head down the river. A storm came – I saw it mounting over the peaks of the Midnight Dome, which stands majestically above Dawson City. Around 8 p.m., the sky darkened like an impending apoca-

PHOTO: Pixabay lypse: foreboding and intense. We pulled onto my island and wrapped up into my sleeping bag just as the rain started. Thunder smashed suddenly and violently, as we sipped whisky and counted the seconds between crashes. With a headlamp, we read a cat version of a choose-your-ownadventure story, and my friend doodled flowers on the edges of the pages. Eventually the thunder faded. We escaped the tent to pee. In the strange calm after the storm, we noticed hundreds of ravens sitting in the birch trees on the cliffs above us. For birds that seem to talk endlessly, the silence was eerie and unnerving. Every single corvid in the Klondike region must have been gathered there; we could not even see the leaves of the trees. Then, in a beautiful - seemingly orchestrated - dance, they took off. Waves and circular patterns of living animals taking to the skies. We watched, awestruck at the rippling exodus of innumerable birds. It was truly magical. “Have you ever seen anything like that?” she asked me later, as we curled up against each other. I

Ravens have a reputation as Tricksters, and are known for their pranks shivered and wrapped myself closer. “Never.” We have witnessed something incredible.

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My Fresh Meat Trial

Trying out roller derby with the fun and quirky Yukon Roller Girls by Kylie Campbell

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t’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I began to wonder if this was in fact the most dangerous sport I was trying out. Yet the welcoming and quirky Yukon Roller Girls made sure I was set up for the adventure on eight wheels, saying hello and giving me more safety equipment and support than I could handle. After many, many velcro adjustments and figuring out how and where all the padding goes, I wondered to myself, “What kind of sport have I gotten myself into? I’m practically one giant knee pad and look like the Michelin man.” As I got up on my skates, I realized very quickly that, for an adult, things are definitely more difficult. Whether it’s because your centre of gravity is much higher, or you are just more aware that if you do fall and hurt yourself there are much wider implications than when you were a kid. Like the impact on being able to work. I started skating around and realizing my balance is certainly not what it used to be - it was a fun, new and terrifying sensation. Our “fresh meat” training

began with 10 girls showing up eager to try the sport and as Christy “Crack-her” Huey, the president of Yukon Roller Girls says, “Any shape, any walk of life, any size… Every body type can have a position.” Our training ran through the basics, many of us falling over and realising that it’s not as bad as you think it will be. The extensive padding certainly helps. Two hours flew by very quickly, and it was the end of a fun evening. I begin to realise why roller derby is a popular sport with my legs tingling from actual use, working up a sweat, but also having a lot of fun with some really cool girls. So, what does it take to be a roller derby girl? “Passion. Commitment. You are apart of a team,” ‘Crack-her’ Huey says. There are training sessions twice a week in preparation for the next year’s bouts (also known as games), but the time commitment also extends to ongoing community outreach and shenanigans. Huey says when she first started, she wasn’t sure how she would get up after the endless crashing on the floor. Yet, within two weeks and barely able to skate she invested in her own professional roller derby equipment.

An intensive bout It appears as though you don’t just join because it’s a competitive sport; you are joining your own family of fellow quirky girls. However, you don’t need to be a skater to be involved with Yukon Roller Girls. There is also a need for volunteers to help with events and non-skating officials for games. There is always a call out for referees and you can be either a guy or a girl to referee. The Yukon Roller Girls’ primary referee, Andy ‘Papa Squat’ Pauls, talks about the joy and passion of

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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 Until Sept. 30 Portraits by Daphne Lovett-Barber Yukon Arts Centre Held in the ATCO Electric Youth Gallery - A small selection of Daphne’s portraits. Until Sept. 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. 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

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Wed, Sep, 20 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu, Sep, 21 Jam Night with Patrick Jacobson 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Sep, 21 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, 22 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Sep, 22 The House Cats 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri, Sep, 22 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Sep, 22 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Sep, 22 Vice & Virtue 9:00 pm The Beer Tasters’ Social House Sat, Sep, 23 Hank Karr and the Canucks with Brandon Isaak 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Celebrate the legacy of these Yukon musicians, all great contributors to the territory’s musical history! Tickets online. Sat, Sep, 23 MarC-Sections Sensations 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sat, Sep, 23 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun, Sep, 24 Open Mic Night 3:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun, Sep, 24 Deconstruct / Reconstruct Album Release Concert 7:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers and DJ DASH present a ground breaking performance that fuses Tlingit dance, and song with electronic music, light and video. Sun, Sep, 24 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Tue, Sep, 26 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.

GENERAL EVENTS

Wednesdays Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wednesdays Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wednesdays Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:30 pm A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk.

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Wednesdays Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room 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 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. 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 Wed, Sep, 20, Auditions - The Unplugging 3:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Held in Classroom B -The Unplugging by Yvette Nolan, directed by Reneltta Arluk - Email info@gwaandaktheatre.ca. Include UNPLUGGING AUDITIONS on the subject line. Wed, Sep, 20, Building Skills Workshop: Dropped Stitches 6:30 pm Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Please register in advance for classes by calling 335-9276 or by email contact@itsy-bitsy.ca Thu, Sep, 21, Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Thu, Sep, 21, Mental Health Works - Core 8:30 am Yukon Transportation Museum Build mental health awareness, this workshop is suitable for both employers and employees. To register call MHAY at 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail. com Thu, Sep, 21, Humane Society Yukon 30th Anniversary 2:00 pm Mae Bachur Animal Shelter BBQ, Commemorative T-shirts, meet the Board of Directors, and staff. CKRW will also be on sight with a live broadcast and door prizes. Thu, Sep, 21, Canada 150 Sock Project 6:00 pm Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store For help learning to knit-crochet, help with already attempted socks, or just to hang out knitting or crocheting. Call 334-6629 for more information. Thu, Sep, 21, 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. Thu, Sep, 21, Audio Arts Immersion Program 7:00 pm Shipyards Park Biweekly 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. Thu, Sep, 21, Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri, Sep, 22, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 pm Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri, Sep, 22, Repair Cafe at YuKonstruct 6:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace Sat, Sep, 23-25 Museum HackathonYukon Old Log Church A multidisciplinary team will have for mission to enrich the museum experience through the development of an innovative experience using new technologies. Sat, Sep, 23, Canada 150 Sock Project 10:00 am The Match Girl For help learning to knit-crochet, help with already attempted socks, or just to hang out knitting or crocheting. Call 334-6629 for more information. Sat, Sep, 23, Made in Canada Market 11:00 am Westmark Whitehorse Showcases makers and sellers across the Yukon and northern BC. It happens simultaneously in 37 other cities across Canada. 334-6623 Sat, Sep, 23, United Way Planepull 1:00 pm Air North Hanger We are Pulling together!!! This is a fundraising event that has tons of fun and has a great message! “Together, we can do it”... So let’s pull together!!! 333-6929

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Sat, Sep, 23, Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat, Sep, 23, Retro Dance Party Live! 7:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre All Proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction and late night grub go to the Whitehorse Food Bank and all proceeds from the bar sales will go to Kona’s Coalition with a Silent Auction and Costume Contest. Pick up tickets at Triple J’s and 96.1 The Rush Sat, Sep, 23, Ladies Night 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun, Sep, 24-28 Yukon Northern Lights Landscape and Photo Trip An amazing 5-day journey to photograph some of the Yukon’s most iconic scenery. 604-518-7471 Sun, Sep, 24, Kidney Walk 12:00 pm Rotary Peace Park Your participation will help thousands of people affected by kidney disease and make a difference for those who hope for a better future while awaiting a kidney transplant. Sun, Sep, 24, Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun, Sep, 24, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/ hour. Sun, Sep, 24, Drop In Improv 6:00 pm The Guild Hall Drop in Improv, admission by donation, bring your funny bone and an extra pair of pants - just kidding! Sun, Sep, 24, Trivia with Jona & Adrian 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon, Sep, 25, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn. Free for Self Directed Studies. A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-6686280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Mon, Sep, 25, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon, Sep, 25, Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 6672802 Mon, Sep, 25, Available Light Cinema: Dawson City Frozen Time 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a longlost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Post-screening Q&A with Michael and Kathy Gates. Mon, Sep, 25, Available Light Cinema: A Ghost Story 9:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A poetic meditation on life, death, love and place.Acclaimed director David Lowery. 92 min, Mature content: some disturbing violent images. Parental guidance recommended for youth. Tue, Sep, 26, Frame Loom Weaving 6:30 pm Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Please register in advance for classes by calling 335-9276 or by email contact@itsy-bitsy.ca Tue, Sep, 26, Canada 150 Sock Project 7:00 pm Heart Of Riverdale For help learning to knit-crochet, help with already attempted socks, or just to hang out knitting or crocheting. Call 334-6629 for more information. Tue, Sep, 26, Cult/Occult: I Come in Peace 8:00 pm The Beer Tasters’ Social House A new film series highlighting exceptionally bizarre cult and underground films! Horror, exploitation, schlock and more will sully the screen, Free popcorn! Free entry! Wed, Sep, 27, Seniors Line Dancing Wednesdays starting Sept. 27. Beginners 12:45pm, Regular 2:00pm. Ages 55+. All are welcome to attend both sessions. 4061 4Ave Wed, Sep, 27, Quest for the Crown Meet and Greet 6:00 pm Yukon Inn Plaza An elegant evening of wine and cheese, held in the board room. Apply online via website. Wed, Sep, 27, Learn to Crochet 6:30 pm Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Please register in advance for classes by calling 335-9276 or by email contact@itsy-bitsy.ca

KIDS & FAMILIES

Mondays - Friday Family Free Play Dropin 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, 21, 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, 21, Come and Give it a Try Scottish Country Dancing 7:00 pm Holy Family Elementary All ages are welcome. Call Kat 334-1547 for more information. Fri, Sep, 22, Cooking Program for Teens! 2:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library 6678900 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, 23, Pre-release for Ixalan 10:00 am 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, 23, 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. Sun, Sep, 24, Pre-release for 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.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wednesdays, 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 Thu, Sep, 21, 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. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu, Sep, 21, Beer O’Clock 5:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Monthly networking event for members and the community to unwind with a beer and some good company. Thu, Sep, 21, Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu, Sep, 21, 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 Thu, Sep, 21, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous AGM 6:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Held in the General Store, 2017 Report from the YSR President, recruiting and voting for vacant YSR Board of Directors positions Followed by the first board meeting of the year and the election of the YSR Executive Board Positions for 2018. Thu, Sep, 21, 2017 Joint Catholic Schools Councils AGM 7:00 pm Vanier Catholic Secondary All parents and community members are invited to join us, some refreshments and proceeding with the agenda of the AGM. Sat, Sep, 23, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 am A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Sat, Sep, 23, Yukon Kennel Club AGM 10:30 am Sport Yukon Come and join us to discuss this past year and upcoming year, Former members and current members welcome. Sun, Sep, 24, Fiddleheads AGM 2:30 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Everyone welcome! For more information please call 821-4344 Tue, Sep, 26, (co)space (co)nversations - featuring Donald Manekin 12:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Donald has agreed to share a bit of his experience and lessons learned with us, his wisdom and passion for making a difference through the work we do is infectious. Email cospace@ yukonstruct.com for more information.

Tue, Sep, 26, Whitehorse Concerts AGM 7:00 pm City Of Whitehorse Held in the Heritage Room. All are welcome. Tue, Sep, 26, Amnesty International Writing Circle 7:00 pm Whitehorse United Church Writing letters to support and protect human rights worldwide. 667-2389 Tue, Sep, 26, YuKonstruct Open House 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace

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Edible Yukon with Kim Melton

Haska-What Now?

Haskap is the latest entrant to the Yukon berry scene

PHOTO: Kim Melton

An old Russian haskap bush and its July, 2016 yield of succulent oblong berries

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aspberries, blueberries, crowberries and cranberries: being on Yukon time means planning your weekends around where to pick once the – dare I say it? - latter part of summer rolls around and hints at fall. There is one berry fairly new to the Yukon scene that is well over and done with by the time wild ones begin to ripen, however: the haskap. An anglicized version of the Japanese name (also written as hasakappu, hasakapa, has-

cap, and other variations), haskap is a domesticated version of blue honeysuckle that grows wild throughout most of the circumpolar world, Alaska and the Yukon being notable exceptions. The wild berry, and the version originally brought into cultivation in Canada as “honeyberry,” is quite bitter. It has more than a hint of quinine, and not in an “Oh what a lovely gin and tonic” kind of way. The Japanese have been grow-

ing edible – and delectable – haskap for decades, breeding a sweet berry that resembles an elongated blueberry on bushes that live and produce for upwards of 30 years if well-tended. For the Japanese, they are an elixir of youth, among other enthusiastic health claims. Russia and the Kurile islands (between the Kamchatka peninsula and Japan) are other places haskap has been cultivated extensively, and from these three sources have come the many varieties released in Canada: dense honeysuckle bushes producing oblong, dusky blue berries with magenta centres when ripe. The only breeding program in Canada is at the University of Saskatchewan, headed by Dr. Bob Bors – also responsible for romance cherries and a number of apple trees of note. Haskap variety names that may be familiar to gardeners include Aurora, Borealis and Tundra, the Indigo series, Honeybee, and the most recent collection of Boreal Beast, Boreal Beauty and Boreal Blizzard. While the names might be fun, they are also intended to remind growers which varieties partner well together. With the exception of Indigo Gem, all the Canadian

releases require cross-pollination from another cultivar that is not too closely related, and that blooms at the same time. This has led to some confusion, with Honeybee and Aurora, for example, being sold initially as “pollinators”, when the term itself is entirely functional: Honeybee acts as a pollinator for Tundra, and Tundra can do the same for Honeybee. The latest trials, presented at a conference in Saskatoon in July, suggest that Honeybee is in fact now outshining Tundra and Borealis in yield of pounds per bush. Many factors come into play beyond yield though – the cultivars vary in berry shape, size and flavour, in form and in resistance to frost damage and mildew. The best berry for a U-pick operation is not the same as that for a large planting using a mechanical harvester. At the Yukon Government Agriculture Department’s recent demonstration day, different cultivars were on display for tasting, and it was a great reminder that good flavour is in the tongue of the beholder. The origins of haskap in the circumpolar world mean that the domesticated version still has

good cold hardiness – this has led to rapid uptake in the Yukon, even quicker than in other parts of the country. Some sizeable operations are underway, and it is hoped that haskap will be finding its way to consumers in the near future. Yukon Brewing already has already had one go at incorporating haskap into its product line, and based on my market research in Saskatoon (we visited a number of distilleries) haskap liqueur may soon be on someone’s horizons . It’s not all about artisanal alcohol though – the health claims on Japanese products may hold a grain of truth after all . A main presenter at the conference was a researcher from Dalhousie University discussing the nutraceutical benefits of haskap, including studies showing preventative and treatment effects relating to chronic diseases, stroke and cancer. Perhaps the best thing about haskap is that it ripens early for a Yukon berry – and doesn’t interfere with the wild picking season. Kim Melton is an enthusiastic forager and gardener, inspired by all things that make up good, local food.

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland

Surimi (Fake Crab) Salad Rolls T

here’s a lot to love about fake (imitation might be a better word, but let’s be honest) crab. It is made from pollock, which is a very sustainable fish, it is inexpensive especially compared to the “real” counterpart

and it is delicious.

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work into your cycle of ingredients. This seems to be what the Japanese are doing, calling it by the respectable term “surimi” (which roughly translates to minced fish or meat), rather than using a term that points to it being a crab-imposter. This simple surimi salad roll is a good place for imitation crab skeptics to

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½ cup shredded, flaked imitation crab ½ cup shredded iceberg lettuce ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber 6 rice paper rolls Dipping sauce (Thai-style peanut sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, etc.) to garnish Sliced green onions, to garnish Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

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A COLOURS U OF T U M N Fall is the favourite season of many Yukoners. Avid photographer and outdoors person Jozien Keijzer provided this gallery of early-autumn scenes captured in various locations west of Whitehorse.

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Sid’s Treasures with Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

This beauty even has adjustable suspension I

was sitting comfortably amongst blankets and a beaver pelt on Sid’s living room couch, visiting with Jill. She pours us a warm cup of tea and we chat about their winter plans in Arizona. I take a moment to ask Sid what we should write about next for What’s Up Yukon. He jumps up and points directly behind me. I look through the foggy window and past the rain and trees and there sat a shell of a car – a race car. What in the world? I asked where he got it from. “Ron, who rents out at John’s, he had it. It’s a 1950s Sprint race car. It used to have a 6-cylinder Chevy motor in it. The drive train

is from a 1939, maybe ’40, no, a ’39 Ford.” I asked what a drive train is. “It’s the rear axle and tranny. This car has parts from everything!” Sid was so excited to show off his new car that we ventured outside in the light rain to take a closer look. It was obviously missing a seat… doors… motor… and steering wheel. However, the skeleton still very much looked like a race car. Its fat, deflated tires were still attached. “Those are two-piece magnesium wheels. They’re lightweight and strong.” Sid moves towards the front of the car. “It has adjustable suspension

for around corners. See, look here.” Sure enough the entire suspension could be adjusted to assist the car with turning a continuous corner. I wanted to know a little bit more about the race car’s history so I reached out to Ron Maclellan, a collector, mechanic, and the previous owner of the race car. “I bought it off a friend of mine and it went through several hands before I got it. It was built to race at KARA [Klondike Auto Racing Association] speedway, here in town.” As a child I remember going to the speedway to drive go-carts and watch mud bogging. The area is still used by recre-

It may be just a shell now, but this treasure used to race at the KARA speedway ational drivers today. “I welcome everyone to come and have a look, it’s certainly one of a kind. Made specifically for racing.” Join us before the snow falls and see the speedway race car for yourself!

Sid van der Meer has collected treasures all his life and this passion has given Beaver Creek’s its very own museum. Here, Sid recounts stories to his granddaughter Teresa van der Meer-Chassé.

WILDLIFE VIEWING

Wasting Away in Geezerville with Ken Bolton

Heed the Lore When You’re on the Move U ntil very recently, I had never heard the expression “hitchhiker’s thumb”. Oh sure, there was that weird guy in Grade 9 named Pete Moss, who had double-jointed thumbs. He also had a habit of turning his eyelids inside-out, a truly gory sight that the girls in the class generally found disgusting, but the boys considered hilarious. But who knew there was an actual genetic characteristic known as hitchhiker’s thumb, where the top joint takes a distinct turn away from the rest of one’s hand? It even has a fancy name: distal hyperextensibility of the thumb. As a former chronic hitchhiker, I should have known this. I could have used my boringly-straight right thumb as an excuse on those many roadside days when I couldn’t seem to flag down a lift for love or money. Not that I’m complaining. In my heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, thumbing allowed me to see vast stretches of Canada I could never have afforded to visit otherwise. It also introduced me to some of the most generous, interesting (and occasionally terrifying) people I’ve ever met. Alas, the art of hitchhiking is in serious decline, at least on this

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PRO TIP: pay attention to hitchhikers’ lore continent. Highways are bigger and faster, laws are stricter, and (for many sad, but understandable reasons), both riders and drivers are less willing to trust strangers. In a simpler era, fellow travelers would offer tips on successful hitching techniques: where to stand, how to stand, what to wear, what to carry, which cars to avoid at all costs. One of the cagiest guys I knew carried his clothes in jerry can with the bottom cut out, then sealed with an inconspicuous strip of duct tape. Drivers were always keen to help someone they assumed was a fellow motorist in distress. There were unspoken rules,

such as never planting yourself in front of someone who was already on a given corner. There was also shared travel lore, passed from generation to generation. Those who occasionally rode boxcars, for instance, would tell you to keep the lowest possible profile in Capreol, Ontario, where the yard dicks were the toughest in the whole CNR system. The most common piece of lore, however, concerned the town of Wawa, on the northeastern side of Lake Superior. “Never accept a ride if the driver’s just going to Wawa. You’ll be stuck there for days, maybe weeks,” the story went (and still goes, I’m told). But I say piffle. In fact, the longest I was ever stranded there was that day in June, 1965, when I stood in the blazing sun, thumb outstretched, within sight of Wawa’s famous Canada goose sculpture. My westbound ride arrived after a mere nine hours. It only felt like weeks. Our resident Geezer lives southeast of Whitehorse. You can reach him via Editor@whatsupyukon.com.

How’s Your Elk Call?

View Elk in rut and hear them bugling in the Takhini Valley September 22, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet at Cousins Rest Area and carpool to the Takhini Burn to try to spot the Elk on the slopes.

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

It Is Not That I Hunt, But That I Go Hunting L ast week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. I replied, “It’s not that I hunt animals, but rather that I go hunting.” Then I pointed to two steaks in her basket and informed her

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that when I kill an animal, it is for meat much like the steaks in her grocery basket. I gently observed that the animal that provided those steaks may previously have been loaded with all sorts of growth hormones, taken to a meat packaging company, where it had ropes put around its hind legs, was shot in the head with a .22 stunning bullet, hung up with its throat slit so it could bleed thoroughly, then chopped into roasts and steaks before ending up in her grocery basket. She looked at the steaks, then at her husband. Fortunately, the clerk put my groceries through and I walked out of the store. My bet is that that woman is now a vegetarian! There is a psychological point to going hunting – and even fishing. It is not that you got a deer or a moose, or a fish, it is that you went hunting. Hunting is more than just getting some game meat. Going hunting is experiencing all the blessings of the out-of-doors. It is a place of serenity, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. es, you are looking for game animals and you are looking at everything that moves in the backlands. Within minutes the buzz of daily life is gone, gone, replaced with a silence known only to the people who venture into the backlands. The conversation between those who go hunting is not about politics, health problems or about other people. Now the stories come out about other hunts, fishing trips or some unexpected incident that seems to always happen on an outdoors trip, especially hunting and fishing trips. Close to 60 years ago I took up bow hunting small game such as rabbits. When I was 26, I was fortunate enough to get a bull moose, my first with either a bow or a rifle. Each year, we had been tracking an exceptionally large moose with a huge rack. My other archery friends and I tracked this big trophy, and were even once put into the water when it surprisingly charged us out of nowhere. We were determined to get

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A picture with me and the moose I got with bow and arrow when I was 26 years old. It was the first moose I ever shot, with either bow or rifle, and is recorded in the Pope and Young records this animal with the bows. Before the next year’s hunt, I had a little accident and could not pull my 70-pound pull recurve and took my 30:06 rifle. On the afternoon of our last chance to get this giant, we started back down the river to our vehicles. We were on the right side of the rapids when we saw him on the other side of the river at about 250 yards. We knew this would be our last hunt in this area so the others agreed I should take him with the rifle. We pulled ashore and I rested my rifle on a stump. It looked as if we were finally getting this animal we had tracked for three years - it was but a simple pull of the trigger. I looked through the scope and put the crosshairs directly on the heart area. The world seemed to go silent as I watched for the perfect second to add a slight pressure to the trigger. Never in my years as a hunter or a conservation officer had I ever seen anything close to this prized animal. The racks were perfect. He was large and the racks would measure high in count. It was a trophy anyone would wait a life-

time to get. A minute passed, then two minutes, and finally I raised my head and said, “I can’t pull the trigger, guys.” Now everybody started to breathe again and we just sat there admiring this giant of an animal. The cameras had been packed away to protect them from the bouncing of the canoes. Of course, by the time we reached the bottom of the Ten Mile Rapids in Northern Ontario, most things not carefully packed away would be wet, including all the people in the three canoes. Consequently, no pictures were taken, but memories of that trophy animal still remain very clearly in my mind. That was the last time we hunted the Ten Mile Rapids. No, we did not get our moose that year, but it was one of the best hunts we had ever been on. Once again, it is not that we went hunting and got our game, but rather that we went hunting. Murray Martin is a former Ontario conservation officer and a long-standing member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.


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Highlights

FOCUS GALLERY Exhibi� ons

Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm

ALEXANDER, >> inCOLIN the Yukon Art Society Gallery: THE SEVEN NEWTEXTILE WORKARTISTS “How Does it Felt”

September 1st-September 30th Exhibi�on closes December 1st, 2012

SHERPAL SINGH

Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault September 1st-September 30th Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013

Open Studio Sessions UPCOMING SHOWS: >> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions << SANDRA SundaysGRACE from 2:30STORY to 6pm + $5 perAASMAN, hour MARGRIT >> Acrylic Pain�ngMANIAS Open Studio << REBECCA

with Neil Graham every first and third Wednesday of 7 to 9pm INTROeach TO month SILVERSMITHING $10 per 2 hour session

WITH SHELLEY MACDONALD To registerOctober call: 867-667-4080 Sunday 29 OR Email: recep�on@artsunderground.ca

Sunday November 5 1-5pm $150 + GST (all supplies included)

FIGURATIVE CLAY SCULPTURE

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Saturday and Sunday Oct 14 & 15 10am-4pm Surface finishing Thursday Oct 26 6pm-8pm $225 +GST (clay, oxides and firing included)

PORTRAIT DRAWING & PAINTING

WITH SUZANNE PALECZNY Mondays, October 30 – Dec 6 7pm-10pm $375 + GST (bring your own brushes & paints, canvas and easels will be provided) Live model at 5 classes

BEGINNER POTTERY LEVEL II

WITH ASTRID KRUSE

Thursdays January 18-March 1 7-10pm $325 + GST (all supplies included)

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

JOIN US at the Family Literacy Centre in the Canada Games Centre MondaySaturday with regular programs in the morning and afternoon drop in (Saturday drop in only).

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WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE TUESDAYS STARTUP CANADA AWARDS 2017 SEPTEMBER 19 5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM WELDING 101 SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21 WOOD SHOP ORIENTATION SEPTEMBER 21 LASER CUTTER 101 SEPTEMBER 28 ALL REGULAR EVENTS 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM HOURS

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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

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Dec 5-7, 8:30am–4:30pm

Location: Yukon College

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.

Right Use of Power 12 hours | $250 +gst 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. Oct 25-26, 9:00am–5:00pm

Location: Westmark Whitehorse Hotel

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.

September 19, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples 18 hours | $250 +gst

Working with Trauma 12 hours | $250 +gst

SHIPYARDS PARK

(co)space (co)nversations with Donald Manekin

FALL 2017 TRAINING PROGRAMS

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Fireweed Community Market

September 21, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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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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Active Interest LISTINGS Wed, Sep, 20 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, 20 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 20 Biathlon Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Sep, 20 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 20 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 20 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 20 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 20 Adult Aikido 5:30 pm École Émilie-Tremblay Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). 6674690 info@aikidoyukon.ca Wed, Sep, 20 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Sep, 21 Archery 6 - 8PM 5:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Sep, 21 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu, Sep, 21 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu, Sep, 21 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

Thu, Sep, 21 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, 21 Trail Run 6:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon For more information call Nancy Thompson 333-0983 333-0983 Thu, Sep, 21 YASC 4 - 7 4:00 pm Biathlon Range Fri, Sep, 22 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 22 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 22 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, 22 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Sep, 22 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 22 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 22 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Sep, 22 Wildlife Viewing: How’s Your ELK Call? 5:30 pm Cousin’s Rest Area View Elk in rut and hear them bugling in the Takhini Valley. Meet at Cousins Rest Area and carpool to the Takhini Burn to try to spot the Elk on the slopes. 867-6678291 wildlife.viewing@gov.yk.ca

JAZZ ON WEDNESDAY September 20

Anne Turner, bass, and Gordon Miller, guitar: An eclectic mix of Latin and Romantic jazz tunes

September 27

Paul Bergman, bass, and Olivier de Colombel, saxophone: A blend of jazz standards and original compositions Tues. – Sun. ; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Monday Reser vations: 456-2982

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ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Sat, Sep, 23 YASC 1 - 4 1:00 pm Biathlon Range Sat, Sep, 23-24 Advanced Anchoring Course - Rope Rescue Whitehorse, Yukon 2 day course with instructors Warren Zakus and Ryan Agar, no pre-requisites, basic anchoring principles reviewed, for more information email warren@ dimensionstech.ca Sat, Sep, 23-24 Survival Adult Weekend Immersion Vista Outdoor Learning Centre A full weekend of exploration into survival and nature immersion! Call 633-5526 to register. nansi@northwestel.net Sun, Sep, 24 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Sep, 24 Tone Taste & Toast 10:00 am Long Lean Mean Fitness Enjoy a Yoga, Barre or Pilates Class, then stay and enjoy wine tastings, mimosas or cocktails that will be served with a light brunch! .Mon, Sep, 25 Adult Aikido 5:30 pm École Émilie-Tremblay Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). 667-4690 info@ aikidoyukon.ca Mon, Sep, 25 Cardio Dance Party 7:30 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Drop in classes will lead you through blocks of choreography to build endurance, increase memory & get you sweating! Email info@llmf.ca for more information. Mon, Sep, 25 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 25 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 25 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 25 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 25 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Sep, 25 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Tue, Sep, 26 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, 26 Archery 6 - 8PM 5:00 pm Biathlon Range Tue, Sep, 26 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

Tue, Sep, 26 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Sep, 26 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Sep, 26 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 27 Adult Aikido 5:30 pm École Émilie-Tremblay Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). 6674690 info@aikidoyukon.ca Wed, Sep, 27 Biathlon Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed, Sep, 27 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 27 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, 27 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 27 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 27 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 27 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed, Sep, 27 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wednesdays Cardio Dance Party 7:30 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Drop in classes will lead you through blocks of choreography to build endurance, increase memory & get you sweating! Email info@llmf.ca for more information. Wednesdays Youth Aikido 6-12 years 5:30 pm Aikido Yukon Dojo Sessions now has several elements, one every 4 weeks. Each element covers physical skills, techniques, cultural aspects and stories. First class is always FREE, feel free to come try anytime (we will lend you an uniform). 667-4690 info@ aikidoyukon.ca

Wellness LISTINGS Wed, Sep, 20, 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, 20, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Sep, 20, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 pm White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 Sun, Sep, 24, 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

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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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Community EVENTS ATLIN

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

BEAVER CREEK

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 Wednesdays AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building 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, 20, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Sep, 20, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Sep, 20, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Sep, 20, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 21, Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 21, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 21, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu, Sep, 21, Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Sep, 21, 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, 23, Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Sep, 25, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Sep, 25, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 26, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 26, Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue, Sep, 26, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Sep, 26, Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 26, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Sep, 26, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Sep, 26, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Sep, 27, Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed, Sep, 27, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed, Sep, 27, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031

CARMACKS

Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided DAWSON CITY Until Sep, 23, The Natural & The Manufactured KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Wed, Sep, 20, 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, 20, 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, 20, 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, 20, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Sep, 21, 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, 21, The Beading Circle 2:30 pm Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Thu, Sep, 21, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Thu, Sep, 21, YouTube Karaoke with Holly 10:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri, Sep, 22, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Sep, 22, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Sep, 22, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Sep, 23, 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, 23, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Sep, 24, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Sep, 24, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon, Sep, 25, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Sep, 25, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed, Sep, 27, 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, 27, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO

Wed, Sep, 20, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu, Sep, 21, 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, 22, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun, Sep, 24, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun, Sep, 24, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Sep, 26, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Sep, 26, 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, 27, Home Routes Concerts - Kevin Roy Duo 7:00 pm Home Routes Concerts Wed, Sep, 27, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

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Wednesdays, 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. Wednesdays, 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 Thu, Sep, 21-24 Moose Hide Tanning Da Ku Cultural Centre A four day workshop to help and teach the various stages of moose hide tanning. To sign up call 6343309 or email rsmith@cafn.ca Thu, Sep, 21, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Sep, 21, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Sep, 21, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Sep, 21, Community BBQ 4:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Free food, activities and door prizes to be won, let us say thanks for a great season! Thu, Sep, 21, Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Sep, 21, Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Sep, 21, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri, Sep, 22-23 Northern Nights Kluane National Park Visitor Centre Painting workshops, astrophotography workshops with Neil Zeller ($22/pers), local music, bat house workshop, star gazing, traditional stories with CAFN, marshmallow and music concert, The Hot Dog Roast, and more... 335-2609

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Fri, Sep, 22, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sun, Sep, 24, Music Jam 10:00 am Village Bakery and Deli Sun, Sep, 24, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Sep, 25, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Sep, 26, CAFN Housing Policy Consultation 1:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Community consultations to review the draft proposals and allow for Citizen input on the following Policies:Draft Rental Housing Policy-Draft Market Housing Policy-Draft Subsidy Housing Policy-Draft Homeownership Policy. Call 634-4200 for more information. Tue, Sep, 26, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall

MARSH LAKE

Fri, Sep, 22, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri, Sep, 22, Drop-in Volleyball 8:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 Sat, Sep, 23, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Sep, 23, Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 Sat, Sep, 23, Knitting and Crocheting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Bring your yarn and do some stitches with some fine folks. Exchange ideas, shoot the breeze, drink some coffee 660-4999 Sun, Sep, 24, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 26, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Yoga with Richard 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Iyengar Yoga is a method of training your body, and more importantly, training your awareness - which is critical in shaping your life. 660-4999 Wed, Sep, 27, Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend.

MAYO

Fri, Sep, 22, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Sep, 24, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Sep, 26, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu, Sep, 21, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun, Sep, 24, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Sep, 26, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wednesdays & Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 3993418 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 Sat, Sep, 23, Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis.

TESLIN

Wed, Sep, 20, After School Sports Gr. 4-9 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Wed, Sep, 20, Boys Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Thu, Sep, 21, After School Sports Gr. 4-9 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Thu, Sep, 21, Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 Fri, Sep, 22, 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, 22, Girls Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Mon, Sep, 25, After School Sports Gr. 4-9 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue, Sep, 26, Seniors/Elders Walking Group 10:00 am Teslin Rec Center Dress for the weather. Tue, Sep, 26, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 3354250 Tue, Sep, 26, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com

WATSON LAKE

Daily at 12-4pm & 6-8pm Yukon`s Northern Lights Showtimes -Two scheduled shows /day 1pm and 6:30 pm – will show on request for large groups as well.Northern Lights Center Features the amazing phenomena known as the ‘Northern Lights’ or ‘Aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights Centre boasts state-ofthe-art panoramic video and surroundsound systems. Wed, Sep, 20, Toddler Activities 10:30 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call Meaghan at 536-8023 for more information. Thu, Sep, 21, Walking Group 10:30 am Watson Lake Family Centre Dress warm meet at the office Thu, Sep, 21, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Sep, 21, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sun, Sep, 24, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Sep, 25, Archery Coaching Clinic 9:00 am Watson Lake A beginner archery instructor course! To register call Amy 536-2677 Mon, Sep, 25, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Sep, 26, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. 536-2125 Tue, Sep, 26, Courageous Women’s Group 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Strengthen and build your coping skills? The group will run for 8-weeks To register call 536-2762. Tue, Sep, 26, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

HAINES

Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM. No Swim Sundays Mon-Thu Haines Public Library Open 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library Haines Borough Public Library Hours: Mon-Thu 10-9 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:304:30 | 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 Wednesdays, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 18-20 Southeast Conference Haines Chamber Of Commerce Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Sep, 22, Story time @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Sep, 22, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Sep, 22, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Sep, 22, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Sep, 23, Haines Farmers Market 10:00 am Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sat, Sep, 23, Gordie Tentrees 7:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Sep, 24, Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Sep, 24, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Sep, 24, Gordie Tentrees on the Theater 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 25, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Sep, 25, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 25, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 25, Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Sep, 25, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Sep, 26, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center

SKAGWAY

Mondays and 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 Wednesdays, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wednesdays, 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. Wednesdays 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. Thu, Sep, 21, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 21, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 21, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu, Sep, 21, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu, Sep, 21, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 21, 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, 21, Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu, Sep, 21, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Sep, 22, Acro Yoga Elemental Immersion Skagway Recreation Centre To register email contact@yogayuki.com Fri, Sep, 22, Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Sat, Sep, 23, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Sep, 23, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Sep, 23, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Sep, 23, Flow and Restore 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Powerful vinyasa style class with a focus in strengthening the entire body, ending with restorative/yin style poses to soak in the energy and heat created in the flow. Sat, Sep, 23, Gordie Tentrees 8:00 pm Elks Lodge Skagway Sun, Sep, 24, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Sep, 25, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Sep, 25, Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired 8:00 am Dahl Memorial Clinic Experiencing visions loss is difficult and can be life changing. To make an appointment call 907-9832255 or email clinicinfo@skagway.org Mon, Sep, 25, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/ Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 25, Hatha Yoga w/SherryALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Sep, 25, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue, Sep, 26, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 26, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue, Sep, 26, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Sep, 26, 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, 26, 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, 26, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre

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Whatever the season, hypothermia can be dangerous condition at that point, everything gets better fast. If you miss – or worse, ignore – those early symptoms, things go downhill quickly. The victim gets clumsy, can be staggering, have slurred speech, poor decision-making skills, and lose manual dexterity (can’t do up a button or a zipper, tie a shoelace). It is absolutely critical that something be done for the victim without delay. Get them warm, get them dry, give them warm drinks, hug them and get them moving to increase circulation. Do not give them alcohol, as it just makes the situation worse. If you act at this point or earlier, the situation can be dealt with, but delays at any point lead to a progressively worsening event. Any further delays create a medical emergency where hospitalization is required and, if you are out in the boondocks, that is next to impossible without a very difficultto-arrange emergency evacuation, which can be extremely expensive and totally avoidable with early intervention in the situation. In any outdoor group activity, it should be every group member’s responsibility to pay attention for any hypothermia symptoms displayed by anyone in the group. It is more challenging to monitor your own condition, but just paying attention for the first signs may save your life. Remember, if you deal with it at the first sign, it is over very quickly and you can carry on with your plans.

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dry, get warm, get out of the wind, and exercise (running on the spot or jumping jacks). In a short time you are back to normal and can continue with your activities. Sadly, hypothermia affects the brain as well as the body, so you can easily miss or ignore the first stages, which can lead to a worsening situation, and, in the worst-case scenario, can lead to death. Some simple, early symptoms are common and include shivering, goose bumps, chattering teeth and the feeling of being chilly down deep inside. If you remedy the

Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.

MAJOR ARTWORK PROJECT for the Grand Hall of the St. Elias Convention Centre There will be up to $70,000 available for this project. The Art Acquisition Selection Committee, on behalf of the Village of Haines Junction, recognises that this is a large and potentially multidisciplinary project and therefore invites individual Yukon artists or teams to submit their qualifications to produce a major artwork for the walls of the Grand Hall of the St. Elias Convention Centre. As a first step, interested artists/teams will obtain an information package for the project from the Village of Haines Junction Municipal Office in the St. Elias Convention Centre, Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0 or from the Village Website at www.hainesjunctionyukon.com. From the respondents to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), a shortlist of up to 5 artists/teams will be selected by the Art Acquisition Selection Committee, sent a Request For Proposals package and invited to prepare proposals. Eligible artists/teams on the shortlist who complete a proposal that meets the conditions of the Request for Proposals will be reimbursed $1000.

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Aussie Girl in the Yukon with Kylie Campbell

A Memorable Night in a Red Caboose in the Forest

Waiting at our caboose accommodation for the White Pass train to arrive

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hoo-choo-choosing to camp in an old red caboose in the middle of the largest national forest in the United States was certainly very wet, but an experience I won’t forget. During a visit to Skagway over the May long weekend, I had taken the White Pass and Yukon Route train to the White Pass summit. On the way, I learned about a little red caboose cabin sitting at the base of the Denver Glacier trail, in Tongass National Forest, just north of Skagway. Of course, hearing this meant that I had to organize a trip in the summer to experience this oncein-a-lifetime experience. The week before I planned to go, I got together with some newly-made friends from the Atlin music festival and from hiking outings, to talk about renting the cabin for the weekend. Six of us decided to go, and met at a Thai restaurant in Whitehorse before setting out. The drive to Skagway was similar to the one in May: fog, cloud and rain. I’m certain Skagway

never gets sun. We headed to the Thai restaurant in Skagway, called Starfire. The food was good; however, converting from Canadian to U.S. dollars meant for a very, very expensive meal. During dinner, we discussed where to camp for the night, and settled for a brush dump site we had read about online. We drove to the site just outside the Town of Skagway, pitched our tents, and attempted to make a fire with wet wood (let’s say there was no fire). However, we had a few drinks and stood around a non-existent fire and chatted until well past midnight. We awoke with everything wet, as the rain hadn’t stopped all night, but since our tents weren’t needed for the second night, we headed to the station to board our train for the 9-km journey to our own hikers’ cabin. The caboose is red and pretty old. We learned that it had been set up as an accommodation in 1994, with a few refurbishments. It had room to sleep six, and cost

US$55 (C$75). The train ride was US$34 (C$43) return. We settled our things and decided to head to the glacier. The walk was through a thick rainforest and I have never seen anything so green. The tall trees and large leaves protected us from the drizzling rain while we hiked an almost flat trail. PHOTO: Kylie Campbell We arrived at the second viewpoint and what we believe may be the main trail end. This is where you would see the glacier. We did not see the glacier. The fog and clouds prevented any view, with only the base of some snow and water visible. However, we decided to continue on, as the path indicated so. This part of the trail turned into slippery, boulder-like sections. followed by bushwhacking through devil’s club; if you don’t know what this is, it is an evil plant. It has beautiful, large, green maple leaves and underneath lie stinging spikes that seem to strike in every direction. Many of us were too sore and tired from slipping on the unseen rocks and itching from the evil devil’s club plant, so we turned around. The hike took us about five hours, and we returned to the caboose grateful for a welcome shelter to sit and relax. Making a fire took some time, since the wood – although under the caboose and protected from direct rain – was still damp from the humidity. But with a kerosene bottle left, we were able to get

one going. Our entertainment for the afternoon came from the railway track adjacent to the caboose. As each train approached, we would hear the whistle and run out to greet it. We probably waved even more eagerly than the tourists on board. We would hear the train whistle and come running out of the caboose to say hello. After a few hours of sitting around a welcome hot fire, attempting to dry our boots, socks and ourselves, it was time to get inside as the drizzle started. Only minutes later, the heavens opened and the monsoon began. The dry red caboose was our saviour and we enjoyed a lengthy, entertaining evening of bonding as a group, complete with games of dice and cards. One of the most interesting aspects of our stay in the caboose was the notebooks previous guests

had written in - dating back to the early ’90s. Somehow, a bunch of Canadians who only recently met - and one Australian - had a great evening filling the time without electricity, as if it were a century ago. In the morning the rain dissipated, but the cloud and fog still persisted. However, it was time to board our train back to Skagway. Although we had never left the United States, we still had to get immigration checked on our return trip. It’s always lots of fun being the only foreigner amongst a group of Canadians. The entire venture was a novelty, and I was happy to check another item off my life To-Do list: I slept in an old red caboose! Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

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This meditation on cinema’s past pieces together the bizarre history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints uncovered under the old Dawson City recreation centre in 1978. Dawson during the silent film era was the final stop for a distribution chain films and newsreels. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare works, pairing them with archival footage, interviews with Whitehorse-based historians Michael and Kathy Gates, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós’ Alex Somers. Dir. B Morrison, 2016, USA, 120 min.

9pm A Ghost Story A poetic meditation on life, death, love and place. Recently-deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. Parental guidance recommended. Dir. D Lowery, 2017, USA, 92 min. Tix: yukontickets.com

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