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October 11, 2017

Taking the reins at What’s Up

by Danny Macdonald


all has arrived and Yukoners have all started to settle into our winter routines. This busy time of year seems like the perfect time to take over as editor of What’s Up Yukon. I’m excited for the challenge and have already had some great ideas sent my way, so stay tuned over the coming months as we continue to give you the best scoops on the Yukon cultural scene. I feel that I’m expected to impart pearls of wisdom or charming witticisms during my inaugural editorial, so that a high quality is established. But as I started looking through our files and submissions, I discovered some different inspiration. I found a unique submission that we don’t often receive: a handwritten letter to the editor inquiring about pen pals and offering to share German recipes. I think that we have readers out there who’d love to connect with a visitor who was enchanted by their trip North. I’d like to share it with you. August 21, 2017

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Dear Lord of Letters! I found your newsletter in Whitehorse during a six and a half weeks long vacation in Alaska/ USA and North Canada. Because I like it to write, I want to ask for pen pals. Maybe you can put my address in the news? Also, if you wish, I could write German recipes for your newspaper. I am German, married, two kids, five grandkids. I have a lot of hobbies and hate computers! I was born in December 08, 1948. My story about going to Alaska: Dieter, my husband, and I married July 25, 1969. It was a very warm and sunny day. One year later at our first anniversary it was very warm again. When we celebrated this special event, I said to Dieter, “Our 25th wedding anniversary

Brigitta Schorn’s hand written letter to What’s Up Yukon we will spend in Alaska. There it is cold, snow, and maybe we could even see ice.” Well one year before my husband did ask me whether we should go to Alaska. “Of course honey, all people know that we want to go there,” I answered. So we went to Alaska where we wore shorts and shirts because it was hot! But nevertheless, we both fell in love with Alaska and (the) Yukon. I don’t know how often we were there. In this summer, we drove for the third time the Dalton Highway. Three years ago (we drove) for the third time the Dempster Highway and we must do it again because of this new extension. Dear Lord of Letters, if you publish my story please may I get a copy? I am looking forward to hearing/reading from you. Best wishes, Brigitta Schorn


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This letter reminded me about how the Yukon has that unique quality to get in your blood and draw you back over and over again. I’m looking forward to sending Brigitta a copy of her letter in print and wanted a chance for any of you to write to her as pen pals. Perhaps you have a story to share, or just want to find some great German recipes. For those interested in writing Brigitta, she left her contact information and can be mailed at: Brigitta Schorn, 5705 Harbour Preserve Cir, Cape Coral, FL, 33914. Our team is hard at work to produce an entertaining and informative publication that keeps you up on all the great cultural happenings here in the territory. I hope that you enjoy the magazine we produce for you over the coming months.


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Ride for Dad Rolls Into Town

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ixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness about prostate cancer. Thorpe is co-chair of the Whitehorse branch. “Without Mike’s enthusiasm, it may never have happened.” That enthusiasm is part of the reason Thorpe was given a national volunteer award by the organization this year. Thorpe said he was surprised by the local board when they told him, during a conference call with the national body, that he’d been chosen as a recipient of the volunteer award, which is given out to a handful of Ride for Dad board members each year. “I appreciate it a lot,” Thorpe said. “People who volunteer don’t typically volunteer for recognition, but it’s nice to get it when you do. It’s always appreciated.” Janz said Thorpe was nominated because he’s been an outstanding member of the organization ever since he became involved. Thorpe moved to the Yukon almost 15 years ago, to take over the Whitehorse McDonald’s. Around the same time, he developed an

wasn’t originally going to be a 2017 summit because there was no place to host it. “We stepped up and said we could,” he said. Secord expects 50 to 75 members from across the country to attend the summit, taking place from October 12 to 14. It consists of a conference as well as social gatherings, held at the Westmark Hotel and Conference Centre, the Old Fire Hall and the Transportation Museum. PHOTO: Ride For Dad - Matt Jacques Photography Top prostate researchers from across Canada will speak Ride For Dad’s annual summer event draws in a crowd on the work they’re doing in the realm of prostate cancer. They inJanz said. “He does so much for clude Dr. Christina Addison, with interest in motorcycles. In 2009, when original co- the local Ride for Dad commun- the Centre for Cancer Therapeutchairs Al and Leah Verishine were ity, but he also assists us at the ics at the Ottawa Hospital Reestablishing the local Ride for Dad national level. Because of his na- search Institute; Dr. Tarek Bismar, chapter, Leah asked Thorpe to be a tional experience with McDonald’s with the University of Calgary; sponsor. She knew Thorpe through he finds it easy to think nationally and Dr. Juanita Crook, an oncolotheir work with the Special Olym- as well as locally. That fits in per- gist with the B.C. Cancer Agency. The talk is the only part of the pics. What she didn’t know was fectly with Ride for Dad.” Ride for Dad started in Ottawa summit that’s open to the public. that Thorpe’s own grandfather in 2000, and has grown to have 41 It’s free, and takes place from 9 had died of prostate cancer. “He fit that exact stereotype chapters across Canada. The or- a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, of… someone who doesn’t like ganization holds a summit every October 14. Members of the public are doctors or hospitals,” Thorpe said. year. This is the first year it has Thorpe has since become even featured a panel of working re- asked to RSVP through national@ more involved, not only serving as searchers, and it’s the first year, though an RSVP is not necessary to attend. co-chair, but also being one of the it’s been held in the north. “We in the Yukon are blessed top fundraisers for the event each Amy Kenny is a writer and with a board who meet regularly year. artist living in Whitehorse. “Mike is just full of positive and pour their efforts into making She likes books, bikes and energy. He’s just supercharged this happen,” said Sean Secord, being outside. and he’s a very smart guy as well,” Thorpe’s co-chair. He said there

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What was that?

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hey met as teenagers at an improv comedy club called Lucifer’s in Calgary, Alberta. Now, more than two decades later, they’ve just launched their seventh season performing together weekly for a coast-tocoast-to-coast audience. Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly are the brains – and voices – behind This Is That, a half-hour program of legitimately illegitimate interviews and mockumentaries that airs Saturday mornings on CBC Radio One public broadcaster’s AM band. Think of it as a faux version of As It Happens, with a soupçon of Sunday Edition and Ideas thrown in for good measure. But is it satire, or spoof? “No one’s ever really asked us that. When we started the show, I don’t think we necessarily came at it with the intention of having a satirical point of view at all,” Kelly said. “Our love, as comedians, was to mimic and mock some familiar sounds that we had grown up with on CBC. We just really wanted to do an impression of some of those tones you hear.” While there is a satirical undercurrent to what he and Oldring do, Kelly said they aren’t interested in doing topical political satire. “That just doesn’t excite us much. But the internet age has informed our satire. Everybody’s opinion is being heard nowadays on the internet, and I think that really does provide us with a ton of inspiration for things we can satirize,” he says. In an era obsessed by the notion of “fake” news, when the unwary frequently find themselves sucked in by mock-news sites such as The Onion, Beaverton and The Manatee, Kelly is unapologetic about what he and Oldring serve up to CBC listeners. “I don’t think people are spending the time to really critically analyze what they’re consuming. That’s not our fault,” he said. “If some of our stuff sneaks into that wheelhouse, that’s okay. I think it’s a testament to the deadpan nature of our show, and that’s something we still appreciate doing. Hopefully, it’s our believable performances that are tricking people, as opposed to the salacious headline.” Kelly spoke with What’s Up Yukon just moments after CBC aired a This Is That sketch involving a Las Vegas entrepreneur announcing plans to open a casino for children aged eight and over.


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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

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he way to spoil a successful hunt is to cook your harvest in the same way as you would farm raised animals. A good idea is to have a qualified butcher cut the meat up properly and follow big game cooking procedures, not in the manner that domestic animals are cooked for the table. The key to getting rid of the wild taste is to remove as much of the sinew and fat in the meat prior to cooking.

Venison Meat Loaf

2 lb of ground venison 1 can tomatoes ½ cup dry bread crumbs ½ cup chopped white onions 2 tsp chopped parsley 1 well-beaten egg 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp salt, dash of pepper   Combine all ingredients, mix well, and shape into a loaf. Place in shallow baking dish. Bake in a pre-heated moderate oven at 350F for one and a half hours.  

The Best Venison Steak

2 large venison steaks 1-½ cups water ½ cup dry wine ½ pkg. onion soup mix 2 tbsp butter salt and pepper to taste 2 large carrots peeled and sliced 2 tbsp cornstarch in ¼ cup of water Melt butter in Dutch oven or a large, deep frying pan, brown the venison and remove. Add water, wine, onion soup mix and carrots. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook until tender. Add meat and thicken with cornstarch and water, simmer until meat is cooked and tender (about one hour).  

½ cup water 4-lb moose roast 4 bay leaves 2 tsp shortening            Combine the first five ingredients and rub into roast, making sure to cover the entire roast. Sear well in shortening. Add remaining ingredients and cook for approximately 3 hours at 350F.  

Barbecue Bear Tenderloin    

About a 3–4 lb bear tender loin     Preparing a sauce:   ¾ cup white vinegar ¼ tsp pepper ¾ cup catsup 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 cup water ¼ tsp. Tabasco sauce 1 white onion chopped 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 garlic clove minced 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp. salt   Slice meat to ½ inch pieces and cook for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 350F. At the same time, mix the sauce ingredients together and cook for 25 minutes at medium heat. Pour liquid off meat. Cover with sauce and cook for 1 hour.  

Roast Shoulder of Bear

5-8 pounds of bear shoulder meat 3 whole garlic cloves 2 tbsp bacon drippings 2 crushed bay leaves 2 large white onions 1 cup beef stock 3 strips of celery with leaves   1 cup red wine 1 carrot peeled  salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp mixed herbs

Moose Pot Roast

1 weighed moose roast, 1 pkg. onion soup. Be sure to trim all the fat and tissue from roast. Place in a roaster, cover with all ingredients. Roast covered for 20 minutes per pound at 350F. Baste occasionally. Gradually add 1 cup of sherry during basting.

Heat bacon drippings in large skillet. Brown meat on all sides. Season with salt and pepper in roasting pan. Add vegetables and herbs. Add liquids. Cover lightly and bake in oven at 225F oven for 8 hours. Do not uncover during cooking time. When done, remove roast to a heated platter. Strain stock, discarding vegetables and herbs. Skim fat off stock and thicken with gravy. This will make about 8 servings.

Trapper’s Beaver Roast

Sauce A: 1-½ cup melted butter 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp lemon juice       Sauce B: ½ cup melted butter  ¼ cup brown sugar 2 tsp dry mustard  1 cup orange marmalade   Strip beaver of all fat. Cut inside of legs and remove sinews. Soak overnight, then parboil twice in fresh water to remove all fat. Roast at 300F for about 1-½ hours. Baste with sauce A or sauce B. If using sauce B, just before roast is finished, baste with 1 cup orange marmalade. Beaver and muskrat are very enjoyable, tasty meats. Please do not leave to waste. Sit family down and enjoy. Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long-standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada. Questions about his stories can be sent to

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Local Female Entrepreneurs Share

Stephanie Dixon Stephanie Dixon launched her Motivational Coaching Business this year. Living an unconventional lifestyle as an ambassador for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and other Canadian sport organizations since retiring as a competitive swimmer, Dixon found it a challenge to find a career working for someone else. She knew she wanted to work in the health and wellness industry, but wanted something that offered the flexibility to travel and continue her global work. Dixon accidentally found out that owning a business was exactly what she was made to do. “I thought to work for yourself that you needed to be Type A, businessminded (love spreadsheets) or an entrepreneur,” she says. “I was the last person I would have described as either of those things.”

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ondering how to get your business from side hustle to full time? Struggling with balancing kids, hobbies and relationships, while building your brand? Looking for inspiration and motivation to get you through the inevitable blocks and challenges that comes with being an entrepreneur? Women face unique challenges when launching into the world of business. For many, a community and network of support, encouragement and learning can help them face these challenges – whether starting out or ready to take a business to the next level. An event taking place on Oct. 18 at Baked Café features seven female entrepreneurs all at different stages and places in their businesses ready to share their advice and hard lessons

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learned. The event is called 8 Things: Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice, and it will feature: Stephanie Dixon (Stephanie Dixon Motivational Coaching), Patti Balsillie (Patti Balsillie Management Consulting), Brianne Bremner (GBP Creative), Anne Lewis (The Vaxandi Group), Emma Barr (Emma Barr Fine Art), and Emily Payne and Erin Nicolardi (Rivers to Ridges). Hosted by SMRT POP UPS, the event is a follow up to the SMRT Women series that took place March 8 this year, which offered a full day of coaching, learning and connecting specifically for female entrepreneurs.

Emma Barr has been in the business of fine art for over a decade. Barr found that while she loved the freedom of being her own boss, it could also be a challenge. “Having too much freedom allows for laziness or loose structure,” says Barr. “Sometimes I don’t use my time wisely enough and don’t end up getting much done in the day.” As she has grown her business, Barr has used tools and focused goals to overcome this challenge and stay motivated.

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Patti Balsillie Patti Balsillie has been helping businesses, people, communities and organizations for 27 years in the Yukon. She leads a multi-million dollar trust for Canada’s North, serves tourism in Canada as a board member of Destination Canada and runs a successful consulting company with clients across all sectors, governments and First Nations communities across Canada. Her best business advice comes from dozens of others. The experiences and perspectives of these many influencers have shaped her own experiences, values, and approach.

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Wine festival attendees will have plenty to sample Steps project in Haiti. In addition, the club supports important work in the community like Blood Ties, Four Directions’ Outreach Van. While the number of wine vendors attending has been as high as 25, this year 21 vendors will be in attendance. The space seems able to accommodate that number without overcrowding. Wine vendors use the festival to promote products not sold here, so the eight to 10 wines they each PHOTO: TKS Photography & Design display will be a mix of listed wines and new products. One vendor will feature a port for sampling this year. But it isn’t the size of the market that draws the vendors back, but the love of the North. “One vendor noted that he sells more wine in a year to one Vancouver restaurant than he does to the entire Yukon,” Kennedy said. “But like all the vendors, he vous Rotary Club and Anne Ken- loves the festival. They come benedy has chaired the organizing cause they enjoy the event, they committee for the past seven love our northern hospitality, they have fun with our Rotary team and years. “The wine festival brings in they care about the projects that approximately $35,000 of net Rendezvous Rotary can undertake revenue for our club each year,” with the revenue.” The wine vendors are invested Kennedy said. “With that revenue, we’re able to fund all the other in the event because of this comcommunity and international pro- munity connection. Kennedy noted that Authentic, Stile and Renaisjects that our group supports.” Kennedy noted that the funds sance have all been long-time atgo to projects like the Yukon Im- tendees, and Gray Monk has been agination Library, which Rendez- with the event since the beginvous Rotary started, and Morgan ning. In addition, three new reps, Weinberg’s Little Footprints, Big Arterra, Delf Wines and Escalade

Wines With a Cause The 26th Rendezvous Rotary Wine Festival takes place Oct. 19 at the convention centre by Danny Macdonald


ine-lovers will descend on the Yukon Convention Centre on Thursday, October 19, for the 26th edition of the Rendezvous Rotary Wine Festival. These grape connoisseurs will have over 200 wines available for sampling and tasting. Those lucky enough to hold one of the 100 priority tasting tickets secured one of the hottest tickets in town. The day that they went on sale at 9 a.m., they had sold out by 2 p.m. The wine festival is the major annual fundraiser for the Rendez-

are appearing at their first wine festival. “The vendors really view their support for us as part of their community contributions,” Kennedy said. “This year they’ve gone a step further and each vendor will be bringing up a dozen socks and toothbrushes to add to our annual donation to the Blood Ties, Four Directions Outreach Van.” Wine-lovers know that with good wine, goes good food and the wine festival prepares a fantastic spread of food pairings for attendees. “This year Air North will be back and outdo themselves as they always do,” Kennedy said. “The Wayfarer Oyster Bar will be serving their oysters and that wouldn’t have happened without support from Skookum Asphalt. The Claim will be serving their amazing recipes and we will have the Yukon College Culinary Arts program there too.” The Rotary club has a special connection to the culinary program at the college. Part of the Rotary philosophy is vocational service and education, so they provide a scholarship to the program. The organizing committee attempts to improve things each year particularly with layout and traffic flow on the floor. They work to reduce wait times and changes like the self-serve coat check that was introduced last year will be back for this year’s event. The priority tasting was another change that was introduced three years ago to reduce pressure on the event and

has become hugely popular. Some of this year’s changes will be around the Yukon Liquor Corporation’s Wine Shop. The corporation has made changes to their layout in the hopes of speeding up purchasing. They are looking for ways to improve the experience for the festival-goers. “One item they introduced a few years ago, but not many people know about, is the personal box service at the store,” said Kennedy. “If you plan to purchase wine, at the start of the night you can get a box at the Wine Shop with your name on it and add to it all night. That way if you aren’t walking around with a shopping cart right at the end of the night. You go collect your box and pay, which really speeds up the process.” Some long-time attendees may note that the wine festival is earlier in this year’s calendar. That change is here to stay. “We moved it up earlier in the year because it fits better in the Canadian wine festival calendar,” Kennedy said. “Next year, we are scheduled for Thursday, October 18.” Although they won’t be on sale until next September, if you want to get one of those priority tasting tickets for next year, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about it now. Danny is a lifelong Yukoner, who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon’s events scene.

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Yukon’s version of Oktoberfest

The 4th annual Yukon Beer Festival takes place Oct. 13,14 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

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he Yukon Beer Festival is returning for its fourth year on October 13 and 14, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse. Local beer aficionados will be able to taste beer

from more than a dozen brewers and distributors travelling to the festival from across Canada, as well as local Yukon brewers like Winterlong and Yukon Brewing.

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Beers lined up for sampling

Last year’s festival goers, pack the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

There will likely be more than a hundred beers featured at the festival, from 30+ breweries. This year’s selection includes beers from Quebec, Ontario, the United States and Denmark. Cider tables will be returning again this year, with some fan favourites, including Sea Cider and Tieton, and some new ones from Central City, Left Field Cider Co., Uncommon Cider Co., and Bulwark Traditional Craft Cider. While the best bet for glutenfree imbibing is check out the cider selection, which will feature some new ciders, including Central City Hopping Mad Cider, Scenic Road Nearly Dry Cider and Uncommon Apple Haskap Cider, there will also be a few gluten free beer options from Brunehaut and Groundbreaker. The Festival will be offering connoisseur packages again this year, which includes a regular ticket to the festival, a connoisseur tasting glass and 8 beer tokens, as well as access to a VIP tasting with a limited number of attendees that takes place an hour before the doors open to the general public. Luke Legault from the Wandering Bison is doing the catering, serving locally sourced snacks, including pulled pork sandwiches, wedge fry poutine and smoked chicken chili. Vegan options will be also be available. The Yukon Beer Festival is offering a fairly broad range of styles of beer, from pilsners to imperial stouts, Belgians, saisons and the latest style favourite: sours.

This year, there will be smaller quantities of all the beers, which means you will need to find the ones you are interested in and try those first. The team behind the festival are trying to have a list of beers available for perusing in the days before the event. The selection of beers has expanded to include Collective Arts (Ontario), Charlevoix (Quebec), Bilboquet (Quebec), Powell Street (B.C.), and Modern Times (U.S.), plus many others. Brewers that haven’t been here before are also coming to the festival this year, such as Category 12 and Persephone, both from B.C.  This year’s festival is being organized by a combination of Yukon Beer Festival veterans as well as a few fresh faces. The Yukon Beer Festival relies heavily on volunteers to help pull off the event. They tend to have 40 volunteers pouring beer, five helping at the front taking tickets, and a few replenishing water and keeping tables stocked inside the tasting room. “People are really generous with their time and we haven’t had any issues finding volunteers,” said society president Kaori Torigai. Each volunteer is offered a ticket for half price on the night they are not helping out at the event. The event is capped at 500 people each night, so if you’ve got your heart set on attending this year don’t delay getting your ticket.

Make sure you’ve got a designated driver or the number of a taxi company before you start imbibing. Here are the details for this year’s event: The Yukon Beer Festival takes place Friday, Oct.13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Connoisseur Tasting Package – advance admission from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for VIP tasting access – access to regular tasting event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Yukon Beer Festival tasting glass – 8 beer tokens Regular Tasting Ticket – access to regular tasting event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Yukon Beer Festival tasting glass – 5 beer tokens For more information go to www.YukonBeerFestival. com or contact Sydney Oland lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, as well as other publications.

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ikujaga is a traditional Japanese style stew, usually made with thinly-sliced beef and potatoes and seasoned with sweetened soy sauce. While this version is more of an homage to the classic – substituting bison for beef and squash for potatoes – the sweet and savory flavours of the stew make this a perfect dish for fall. Anyone who cooks game knows that, depending on the animal you harvest, or have in your freezer, cooking times may vary; just plan accordingly. The bison I used in this recipe was a big old guy who took closer to two hours to get lovely and tender. This stew, like most stews, benefits from sitting a day or two in the fridge. So feel free to make it on the weekend and serve it midweek. Serves 4

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In a large pot with a lid, heat a drizzle of canola oil over medium high heat. Working in batches sear the meat, reserving all the seared meat on a plate until you’re done. Once your meat is seared add it and any collected juiced back to the pot, add sugar, soy, ginger, lemon zest and water and bring to a simmer.


Cover and turn heat to medium low and cook until meat is tender, depending on your bison (or meat in general) this can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.


Once your meat is tender, pick out all of the sliced ginger and add cubed squash. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until squash is also tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve garnished with green onions and sesame seeds alongside steamed white rice.

Garnished with green onions and sesame seeds

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Late Fall Season in Kluane National Park

St. Elias Lake in October – a cold, but astonishing place for capturing great pictures

A paradise for amateur photographers


he colourful fall season is over very early in the Yukon – much earlier than in my home country, Switzerland. But I found that the month of October is also very attractive for an amateur photographer like me, even if the coloured leaves have almost all fallen to the ground. Here are some suggestions for day trips or overnight trips to the Kluane National Park with some great photo opportunities.

St. Elias Lake:

Awesome Reflections It’s an easy 7.6 km (4.8 mile) return hiking trip to St. Elias Lake, starting at 60 km (37 miles) south of Haines Junction on the Haines Highway. The sun is coming up late on St. Elias Lake in October, but once it is here the reflections of the surrounding mountains are awesome. On a calm day, stop for a picture of reflecting mountains on Dezadeash Lake on your drive back to Haines Junction.

Kathleen Lake:

Sunrays Over the Mountains Kathleen Lake is located 27 km (17 miles) south of Haines Junction on the Haines Highway. Of course, great shots of the turquoise coloured lake can be captured if you walk to the King’s Throne or part of the Cottonwood Trail. But you can also take special pictures right from the shore close to the parking lot. In the afternoon in October, the sun is playing hide and seek behind the surrounding mountains, which makes an excellent photo opportunity for catching some sunrays peeking over the mountains.

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by Yvonne Mueller some reflections. Kathleen Lake is easily accessible by car and that’s why it is an ideal lake to capture the northern lights both dancing in the sky and in the lake. Make it an Overnight Trip There are several options to spend the night in Haines Junction if you want to make it an overnight trip. In case you are looking for a place even closer to the above-mentioned lakes, Kluane Log Cabin might be the perfect choice for you. The simple log cabin is only a five minutes drive away from Kathleen Lake and sleeps four people.

Reflection of the mountains on Dezadeash Lake. This photo was taken from the South Klondike Highway Kathleen Lake: the sun is playing hide and seek in the afternoon in October

Kathleen Lake:

Reflecting Northern Lights Fall is my favourite season for taking pictures of Northern Lights. For one thing, it’s not as cold as in the winter. Also, the lakes are not frozen, yet, which makes awe-

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Late Fall Season in Kluane National Park ... cont’d

Kathleen Lake: Northern Lights dancing in the sky and in the lake

Kluane Log Cabin: a cozy place to stay under the Northern Lights

Kluane Log Cabin: located 30 km south of Haines Junction

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Local songwriter releases debut album

Lara Lewis’s album release party for Lov Lavatic takes place Oct. 19 at The Old Firehall by Amy Kenny says, noting that she’s happy for the foundation classical gave her in terms of theory. “For me, writing music, and learning other people’s songs, and loosening up when I was playing, and not worrying so much about making mistakes was kind of a different avenue to explore.” Though Lewis has been playing consistently since those days, she stuck to making athome demos until

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ast year Lara Lewis took some time off rocks to focus on rock. Now the Whitehorse-based geologist/songwriter is gearing up to release her first full-length album, Lov Lavatic, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at The Old Fire Hall. “It conflicts with winefest,” Lewis laughs. Her release party takes place on the same night as the Rendezvous Rotary Club Wine and Food Festival. “So I’m forcing my friends to choose between their love of wine and their love of me.” For Lewis, born in Yellowknife, the path to the record was a circuitous one. She studied classical piano for over a decade before walking away from music while she was in university. It was 10 years before she started playing again. Lewis says credit for that goes to the Yukon. When she moved to the territory in 2000, she says it seemed like everyone she met was making music. She looked around and thought, I could do that. Lewis started playing again, got involved with other musicians, and forgot her classical training in favour of a less structured approach to music. “When you’re brought up in that environment of perfection and exactness… you don’t learn to use your ears as well,” she

ceived a professional recording grant from the Film and Sound Commission in 2016, she enlisted the help of local producer Jordy Walker. Lewis credits Walker with giving her record some of its sound. Lov Lavatic focuses on the volatility of relationships and she says the starting point for all her songs was the drum machine she bought a couple years ago. “I had melodic riffs that I

Lov Lavatic focuses on the volatility of relationships last year – her first trip into the studio as a solo artist. She says it took her a while to get to a point where she felt confident enough about her songwriting to record a full album. In 2013, while working her cur-

rent job as a geologist with the Yukon Government, she applied for a deferred eight-month leave for 2016, and set a goal for herself – have that confidence by the time the leave rolls around. When she applied for and re-

captured and recorded as I was piecing things together, Frankenstein-style, and songs started to emerge,” she says of the eclectic mix of blues, rock and more mellow tunes that came out of the process.

“Jordy really helped me with turning the songs into real songs. (He’d ask) ‘Where is your chorus? This isn’t a song,’” she says. “He was great in making me examine the songs and figure out how to make them more palatable. He did all the arranging.” Her songs changed as she learned in the studio about adding textures, transitions and layers to different sections. As well, using a Rhodes instead of a stand-up piano altered the sonic palette of the songs. The recording experience may influence the next record as well. Lewis says Walker’s guitar lines inspired her to buy an electric guitar – one she’ll spend some time getting to know this winter. Contributing musicians include Daniel Bouck (bass), Danette Readman (electric guitar), Graeme Peters (drums) and Jordy Walker (producer) on electric guitar. Lewis will tour northern B.C. in support of the record next year. In the meantime, tickets for the release party are $20 each and are available through the Yukon Arts Centre. Amy Kenny is a writer and artist living in Whitehorse. She likes books, bikes and being outside.

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October 11, 2017

Celebrating 10 years at Climate


Climate Clothing is hosting a 10th anniversary celebration on Oct. 13 with appetizers, cocktails, live music and prizes

by Aislinn Cornett


rom pizzerias, to cell service providers, to gyms and cheese shops, the landscape at Horwoods Mall has changed a lot over the past decade. Amidst all that turnover, one perennial business has proven that it can handle a little change in season, and though they have moved walls within the Front Street location (three times, in fact), Climate Clothing has remained a constant fixture. “Watching the whole mall transform to what it is now has been pretty incredible and we’re happy to be a part of it,” manager Ciara Stick said. “It’s a one-stopshop location where people can come in for one thing and check out many things.” This year marks the clothing store’s 10th anniversary, which, as Stick says, is a long time in the retail world. She recently returned to Climate Clothing in September after being diagnosed with breast cancer last summer. Ciara is the manager and co-runs Climate Clothing alongside her mom and business owner, Lorraine Stick. “We have our good days and bad days, and that’s how it goes when you’re running a business with family,” Ciara said with a laugh. “I think our relationship has gotten better; sure we drive each other nuts sometimes!” From humble beginnings in the back of Well Read Books selling cotton clothing, to a conscious, sustainable retail store with predominantly domestic, 100 per cent natural and organic fibres, even Ciara Stick can’t suppress her awe at Climate Clothing’s 10year growth.

“It’s pretty amazing to look at how we started out,” she said. “We were selling 100 per cent cotton clothing until someone brought organic fibres and bamboo to my attention and we started bringing those products in.” After expanding and moving into Horwoods Mall, the natural fibre revolution really took off, and over the last decade, the mother-daughter duo have made it their mission to spread the organic fibre love. “We’re really strict on looking at our labels and seeing what things are made of,” Ciara said. The retail shop carries strictly organic, bamboo and organic cotton. The reason? “Your skin is a living organism and you really have to think about what you’re putting on it. If it’s not breathing, what is that doing to your body?” By wearing natural, breathable fibres, as opposed to synthetic (plastic) fibres, your skin is able to breathe. Lorraine Stick said many people with skin allergies or irritations have reported “changing over” because they can’t wear anything but natural fibres. “A good way to look at it is that polyester is like wrapping your body in Saran Wrap,” Lorraine said. “Your sweat and everything else is trapped in and your body is suffocating.” Along with helping your skin breathe, Climate Clothing is also mindful of its carbon footprint, carrying largely domestic brands rather than importing from overseas. Ciara said this is what really sets them apart from other stores in Whitehorse.

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Manager Ciara Stick makes her triumphant return to Climate Clothing after a year off work fighting breast cancer u “Maybe 85 to 90 per cent of our products are made and designed in Canada, which people love. It helps our economy, helps keep money here and helps our environmental footprint as well.” “People are becoming more conscious and aware, so therefore staying away or making an effort not to purchase stuff from overseas,” Lorraine added. “It’s about educating the public and how you do that without talking down to people. The more things we do to help people make environmentally conscious choices, the better.” While some price tags may appear costly, both business partners believe that switching over to natural fibres is truly priceless, for the planet and for your body, and vouch for the longevity of natural fibre clothing.

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“Customers say it’s a love/ hate store in the sense that they love the product but they hate that they spend so much money here,” Lorraine laughed. Climate Clothing provides a range of stylish clothing for all sizes, including a small men’s clothing corner as well. Over their years, they have learned to keep things small, Ci ara said. Instead of providing an item in every size, the shop carries a sizeable rotation of items to avoid inventory piling up and carrying into subsequent seasons. “People love that they can buy a unique item and be the only person in town with that item,” she said. Climate Clothing also recently opened an online store ( so customers can shop online without having to physically come to the location. Looking ahead, Climate Clothing is excited to continue spread-

PHOTOS: Aislinn Cornett ing the message of sustainability via natural fibres. “We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing – keeping it small and keeping it simple,” Ciara said. Climate Clothing is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yukoners are invited to come to Climate Clothing on Friday, October 13 for the Climate Clothing 10th anniversary party, where they will be offering prizes for every 10th customer, along with Ciara’s own blend of Midnight Sun coffee. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be appetizers, cocktails and live music. Aislinn Cornett is a Yukon born and raised freelance writer, artist and art therapist.

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Violin Inspiration Workshop Come for a 2-hour session working on Elgar’s Serenade for Strings. Friday, OCTOBER 20, 6-8 p.m.

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Active Interest LISTINGS Daily, Mondays to Saturdays Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Monday & Wednesdays Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Monday, Wednesday & Sundays Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tues, Wed, & Thursdays Long & Lean Summer Slimdown DROP IN 6:00 am Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Monday & 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 for more information. Monday & Wednesdays 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tuesdays & Thursdays Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tuesdays & Thursdays Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wednesdays Biathlon Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wednesdays Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance

Wellness LISTINGS Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays Seniors Tai Chi 10:00 am Golden Age Society Monday & Fridays, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 3349317 Tuesdays Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Wednesdays 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. Wednesdays Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wednesdays Continuing Tai Chi 6:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Wednesdays Beginners Tai Chi 6:00 pm Hidden Valley School Wenesdays Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan - Section 2 7:00 pm Hidden Valley School Wenesdays Beginners Tai Chi 7:30 pm Grey Mountain Primary School Wed, Oct, 11, Living with Loss 6:30 pm Whitehorse Public Library Learn about the grief cycle that accompanies any kind of loss. Call or email for more information. 667-7429 Wed, Oct, 11, Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed, Oct, 11, The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 pm Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 3341548 or Joanne 668-7713. Wed, Oct, 11, Your Health! Your Way! Whitehorse Health Centre Call the Chronic Conditions Support Program at 867-6678733 to register.

Sat, Oct, 14 Dance Gathering 8:00 pm Association franco-yukonnaise A monthly let-loose-shake-it-move-stretch-sweat-smile evening. Mix of world beat, rock, blues, electronica. Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substance-free. Dance like nobody’s watching because... nobody’s watching! Questions? Contact 867-689-9774 Sun, Oct, 15 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun, Oct, 15 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Oct, 15 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Oct, 15 COBRA Self Defense Age 5 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Oct, 15 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Oct, 15 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon, Oct, 16 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Oct, 17 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. Tue, Oct, 17 Level Up Pilates 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness The next progression for those who have completed Explore Pilates. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Tue, Oct, 17 Beginner Salsa and Bachata Class 7:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Email for more information.

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. 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 Thu, Oct, 12 YASC 4 - 7 4:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Oct, 12 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, Oct, 12 Level Up Pilates 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness The next progression for those who have completed Explore Pilates. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri, Oct, 13 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Oct, 13 Womens kickboxing 6:00 pm Peak Fitness Runs for 5 Fridays, Drop in or register. Call 668-4628 for more information. Fri, Oct, 13 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Oct, 13 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Oct, 13 Beginners kickboxing. 7:00 pm Peak Fitness This is open to anyone wanting to try it out, Runs for 5 Fridays, Drop in or register. Call 668-4628 for more information. Fri, Oct, 13 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

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Wed, Oct, 11, Beginners Tai Chi 7:30 pm Grey Mountain Primary School Thu, Oct, 12 Yukoner Yoga - Drop In 6:00 am Long Lean Mean Fitness Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu, Oct, 12, 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@ Thu, Oct, 12, Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan 7:30 pm Jack Hulland Elementary Sat, Oct, 14, Spring Forest Qigong Level 2 Workshop 9:30 am Golden Age Society Techniques to share unconditional love, kindness, and forgiveness energy to help open up blockages and facilitate healing.. Space is limited! Register early to secure your spot! 333-2576 yukonbaxter@gmail. com Sat, Oct, 14, Open Tai Chi Practise 10:00 am Takhini Elementary School Sat, Oct, 14, Strong, Safe Shoulders 10:00 am Whitehorse, Yukon To register and for more info call 335-1956, or email me at Sat, Oct, 14, Saturday Drop-in Yoga with Sabu 10:00 am Shanti Yoga These classes are all levels and open to everyone. This is a great opportunity to come practice Yoga with an experienced and dedicated teacher! If you have questions please call 335-2457. Sun, Oct, 15, Ashtanga Yoga with Iain Grysak 6:30 am Grace Space Morning classes, to register by emailing Sun, Oct, 15, Restorative Yoga 10:30 am Alpine Bakery Email or call 335-9385 to register or for more

information. Mon, Oct, 16, Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Oct, 16, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Oct, 16, 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, Oct, 17, Whitehorse Connects 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Free services are provided to the poor, working poor and homeless of our community. Call 335-1428 or email whitehorseconnects@ for more information. Tue, Oct, 17, Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-4730645 Tue, Oct, 17, Beginners Tai Chi 7:30 pm Jack Hulland Elementary Wed, Oct, 18, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 pm White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715

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Yukon’s Best Friend: DOG CULTURE

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PHOTO: Nat alya Keller

PHOTO: Glen and Kathy Piwowar

by: Catherine Lalonde

by: Glen and Kathy Piwowar

by: Natalya Keller

Creatively named “Dog” enjoys a new hobby – stand up paddleboarding – with me while on vacation at Hornby Island, British Columbia.

Remy is a shelter dog sprung from Mae Bachur by Kathy Piwowar. He has since learned to tell time and manipulate humans through eye contact. Presently, he is pursuing a career in co-piloting.

Yegor enjoying the cool breeze during a hiking break

What’s Up Yukon is pleased to partner with Yukon Transportation Museum’s Dog Culture Display, “Yukon’s Best Friend: Doggedness in Love and Labour”. Your photos will be on display at the dog culture exhibit so be sure to stop in. We are open every day from 10-6 and Tuesday from 10-8. Selected submissions many appear on both partners’ social media and inside What’s Up Yukon’s printed issue and website! That’s right - your pooch will be appreciated by all!

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Instruction provided by Yukon Astronomical Society. These courses will not offer college credit, but certification through the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

Universe from Your Backyard Winter brings frigid days, but the clearest skies are as the Winter Milky Way glows dimly amongst the brightest stars of the longest nights. Join us and learn how to find the circumpolar constellations, the Orion Nebula, and stay on top of weekly sky events and space news. Guest lectures will join us in person and on-line, as we expand our understanding of the cosmos and all it has to offer those who look up. Telescope and binocular viewing on-site will take place after class, when weather permits, please dress appropriately as it can be very cold when it is clear. Field trip to the Yukon Centre Observatory is included.

CRN 10492 | Oct 12-Nov 16 | Thur | 6:30pm-9:30pm | $249.00 + GST


Expo discussion Haines Junction

CRN 10493 | Oct 25-Nov 15 | Wed | 6:30pm-9:30pm | $195.00 + GST

October 14 octobre 11 am to 3 pm

St. Elias Convention Centre


Olden Days Brunch with traditional music and dance, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Our astrophotography course is designed for students pursuing a College degree in social sciences, business, or arts. The course is focused on giving students a general overview of modern Astronomy, fostering the use of a scientific lexicon, and reviewing data reduction and image processing methods. The goals are to create students knowledgeable of the natural sciences and educate potential amateur astronomers and citizen scientists.

11 h à 15 h

Centre des congrès St. Elias


Brunch d’antan

avec musique et danses d’époque, de 11 h 30 à 14 h 30

Dark Sky Friendly Lighting-Retrofit-Compliance This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course will ensure understanding measurement and simulation techniques; introduce the concepts of luminous flux, illuminance, luminance, and the reflectance equation; how to use a lux meter, and a luminance meter; using a digital camera for luminance mapping; how to design Dark Sky friendly lighting programs; what is light pollution and why it matters; debunking the whole "security lighting" and crime idea; responsible lighting design, both buildings, parking and roadways; Dark Sky bylaw/ordinances and what "state of the play" in various municipalities; assessing a property for what lighting is warranted, and where; activity: lighting simulation & predicting light levels.

CRN 10494 | Dec 7 | Thu | 8:30am-12:00pm | $149.00 + GST

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


Mondays & Fridays Tot Time 9:30 AM Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays & Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club


Wed, Oct, 18, Culture/Craft Night 6:30 pm Jacquot Hall Wednesday evenings, join the fun starting new projects. Held in the Youth/Elders room Tue, Oct, 17, Learn Southern Tutchone 8:30 am Jacquot Hall Tuesdays 4 pm until 5 pm and Thursdays from 9 am until 10 am, held in the Youth and Elders room.


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 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more 821-4251 Wednesdays Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed, Oct, 11, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Oct, 12, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Oct, 12, Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Oct, 12, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With

Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Oct, 14, Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun, Oct, 15, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Oct, 16, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Oct, 16, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Oct, 17, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Oct, 17, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Oct, 17, Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Oct, 17, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Oct, 17, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Oct, 17, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Oct, 18, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building


Mondays-Fridays Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Thu, Oct, 12, Trapper Training Workshops Carmacks For more information call 800-661-0408 ext 5652 Tue, Oct, 17, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre


Wednesdays, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

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Until Sat. Nov, 4, In the ODD Gallery: Rachael Siminovitch KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A mixed-media blend of watercolour, pencil, pen, and charcoal. Working intuitively, Rachael’s practise focuses on developing a personal mythology based around life (and death) in the North. Thu, Oct, 12, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Oct, 13, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Oct, 13, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Oct, 13, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Oct, 14, TH General Assembly Tr’ondek Hwech’in Meetings, dinner and entertainment, childcare is available. Call 933-7100 ext 158 for more information. Sat, Oct, 14, 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, Oct, 14, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Oct, 15, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Oct, 15, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon, Oct, 16, Peel Portrait Project 7:00 pm Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Interviews and photoshoots conducted in the four communities surrounding the Peel Watershed and explores the diversity of reasons why so many people value the Peel Watershed and have continued to fight for its protection. Mon, Oct, 16, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Oct, 16, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Oct, 17, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at) 867-993-2520


Tuesdays & Thursdays Parents and Tots 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun.

The Sound Recording Program can provide up to $2000 for a professional demo recording or up to $5000 for a professional sound recording. Applications must be received by

November 1 at 4:00 pm Information and applications are available online at Completed applications must be delivered to 303 Alexander St., 2nd Floor, Whitehorse, or mailed to: Yukon Media Development Box 2703 (F-3) Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 Phone: (867) 667-5400 Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5400 Email: Web:

Tuesdays & Thursdays Faro Kids Club 3:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wednesdays, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wednesdays, Senior Walk, 1:30-2:30pm, Faro Rec. Centre Wednesdays, Senior Cards, 2:303:00pm, Faro Rec. Centre Thu, Oct, 12, 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. Thu, Oct, 12, Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Oct, 13, Seniors Cribbage 2:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Oct, 13, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun, Oct, 15, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun, Oct, 15, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue, Oct, 17, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Oct, 17, Carpet Bowling 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Tue, Oct, 17, 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.


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 Thu, Oct, 12, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Oct, 12, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Oct, 12, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Oct, 12, Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email for more information. Thu, Oct, 12, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri, Oct, 13, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sun, Oct, 15, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Oct, 16, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Oct, 17, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre

Tue, Oct, 17, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed, Oct, 18, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre


Fri, Oct, 13, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri, Oct, 13, The Great Chili Cook Off & Open Mic 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Show off your chili culinary skills in this friendly competition. See if you can beat reigning champion Mike Winters For more information call 660-4999 email managermarshlake@ Sat, Oct, 14, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Oct, 14, Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 Sun, Oct, 15, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Oct, 17, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Oct, 17, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Oct, 17, Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ Tue, Oct, 17, Darts and Games Night 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre We’ll be doing a quick orientation for those who haven’t played before and playing 301. The bar will be open for a beverage while we play.


Fri, Oct, 13, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Oct, 15, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)6677746 Tue, Oct, 17, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus


Thu, Oct, 12, Mt. Lorne Volunteer Fire Department Open House/AGM 7:00 pm Mt. Lorne Fire Hall New volunteers and board members always welcome. For more information call Judy 668-2849. Fri, Oct, 13, Learning Lions 1:30 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre All homeschoolers welcome, and those interested in homeschooling, will be teaching food preservation with the kids for more information call.Agnes 667 7083


Wednesdays Adult Badminton 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Please wear indoor shoes. Thu, Oct, 12, Volleyball 3:30 pm Old Crow Community Center Thu, Oct, 12, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

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Community EVENTS continued... Sun, Oct, 15, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-9935381 Tue, Oct, 17, Volleyball 3:30 pm Old Crow Community Center Tue, Oct, 17, Spooky Craft Club 3:30 pm Alice Frost Campus - Yukon College Tue, Oct, 17, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Tue, Oct, 17, Youth Gym 7:30 pm Old Crow Community Center


Tuesday - Saturdays Tagish Treasures Thrift Store 10AM-4PM Tagish Community Centre Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wednesdays & Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Thu, Oct, 12, Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu, Oct, 12, Pickleball 6:15 pm Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat, Oct, 14, OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat, Oct, 14, Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat, Oct, 14, Oktoberfest 6:00 pm Tagish Community Centre German cuisine and good music Call 399-3407 for more information. Sun, Oct, 15, 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@ Sun, Oct, 15, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 6334903 Mon, Oct, 16, Introduction to Nordic Walking 12:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn about how to nordic walk, Wed, Oct, 18, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed, Oct, 18, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at


Thu, Oct, 12, 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@ Fri, Oct, 13, Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Tue, Oct, 17, After School Sports K Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue, Oct, 17, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 Tue, Oct, 17, 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


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. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Wednesdays Toddler Activities 10:30 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call Meaghan at 536-8023 for more information. Thu, Oct, 12, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Fri, Oct, 13, Infant Massage 11:00 am Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage is used to help promote a healthy baby. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call Elizabeth Bauman at 536-7202 Sat, Oct, 14, Drop In Basketball 1:00 pm Watson Lake Secondary School Sun, Oct, 15, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Oct, 16, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together!

Tuesdays & Thursdays Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue, Oct, 17, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 pm


Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon-Thurs, 11AM12:30PM & 5:30-7PM. Sat. 5-7PM. No Swim Sundays Mon-Thu Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 10-7 | Thurs 10-9 | Fri 10-6 | Sat-Sun 12:30-4:30 | 7662545 Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays & Wednesday Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays & Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesdays & Thursdays Tai Chi Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesdays & Thursdays Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wednesdays Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Oct, 11, Fall Bookmarks 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Oct, 11, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mondays & Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Oct, 11, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Oct, 12, Strength & Stretch Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Oct, 13, Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Oct, 13, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Oct, 13, Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Oct, 13, Tissue Paper Trees 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Oct, 13, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library

Sun, Oct, 15, Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Oct, 15, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Oct, 15, Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Oct, 15, LCCP Annual Meeting 6:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon, Oct, 16, Strength & Stretch Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Oct, 16, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Oct, 16, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Oct, 16, Paper Pumpkins 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Oct, 16, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Oct, 16, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Oct, 17, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center


Mondays & Wednesdays SpinFlex w/ Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays & 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, 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 Tuesday& Thursday Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday& Thursday Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday& Thursday Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles.

Tuesday& Thursday Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tuesday & Thursday, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday& Thursday 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. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thursdays Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Oct, 13, Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Sat, Oct, 14, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Oct, 14, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Oct, 14, 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, Oct, 15, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon, Oct, 16, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon, Oct, 16, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/ Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Oct, 16, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Oct, 17, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Oct, 17, Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls.

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THE WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL ABORIGINAL BROADCASTER SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS Are you looking for an opportunity to guide, shape and influence a world leader in Aboriginal media? Would you consider bringing your skills to the national board level? Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is seeking applicants to serve on its board of directors. Apply to join a committed, diverse and talented team on APTN’s policy governance board, drawn from a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds and Aboriginal traditions. Our board is looking forward to the challenge of changing and expanding the operation of a modern news and multi-platform network in an increasingly technological world while still remaining true to APTN’s mission to “Share our Peoples’ journey, celebrate our cultures, inspire our children and honour the wisdom of our Elders.” For complete application details visit Application Deadline: October 31, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. CT


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Accelerate Your Business Results

Entrepreneurship course at (co)space will focus on risks and rewards of self-employment, starting Oct. 17 by Michael Bramadat-Willcock


ndependent Management consultant Stefan Voswinkel has a question for Yukon entrepreneurs: “What does success mean to you?” Voswinkel is running a five-session workshop aimed at helping business-minded Yukoners figure this out for themselves. He says it’s essential to prioritize your values. Once you’ve reached the point where you know what your goals are, it makes sense to focus on what you do best. “Make sure you utilize your strengths and delegate what you are not good at. Otherwise you’re wasting your time.” Voswinkel intends the course to be highly participatory. Show up with the willingness to do it like you mean it, he says. “Bring forward what decisions and obstacles you’re facing, and be open to feedback and input from your peers and myself.” The course is geared toward people with startups, as well as people who already have a business that they want to grow. Highlights of the curriculum include building a roadmap to successfully commercialize your ideas, managing relationships and financial management. The course is a commitment to four weekly sessions, starting Tuesday, Oct. 17, and a follow-up session one month later. Voswinkel is A 24-year veteran of the Yukon business scene. From 1994 to 2003, he and his wife operated a high-end tour company out of Atlin, part of which was an air charter operation. Voswinkel also specializes in succession management. He’s got a personal philosophy on northern business that he’s acquired through trial and error over the course of his career in the Yukon. “Entrepreneurship for me is the best way of self-determination and living your values. Total accountability - no one to blame, but the successes are all yours, too. “You can’t do it alone though -

Stefan Voswinkel has lived and worked in the North for 24 years and counting. He’s offering a course for Yukon entrepreneurs at (co)space

PHOTO: courtesy of Stefan Voswinkel doing this with a support network of cool people creates a sense of belonging,” he said. With the importance of belonging in mind, he said that the course will help participants grow an essential support network of like-minded people. To achieve a depth of understanding in the business world, overcoming roadblocks and learning from mistakes is key. Voswinkel brings his wealth of trial and error know-how to the weekly sessions. “I have faced and overcome many obstacles in my career – as an employee and business owner. I understand technology and finance, and most importantly, how

they connect to human behaviour. With these insights, I will help participants accelerate their results,” he said. Doing business in the Yukon presents its own sets of rewards and challenges that are uniquely northern and set us apart from the rest of Canada, Voswinkel said. “As a business owner, you will have to hunt government business, at least indirectly. In some ways, doing business in the Yukon seems less competitive than elsewhere. Nobody should be fooled, though. Professionalism and competitiveness remain keys to success everywhere.” “Being a business owner in

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SpinYOGA with Katherine 40 min. Group cycle followed by 30 min. of beginner friendly yoga. Skagway Recreation Center – 13th & Main

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Vinyasa Yoga with Katherine Mindful intermediate flow style yoga practice with focus on breath and alignment. Skagway Recreation Center – 13th & Main

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Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum Open House You might have seen it before, but there’s no way you’ve seen it all! Come explore the strange & unusual at this historic museum. Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum – 2nd & Broadway

5:30 – 7 pm

Elks Fundraiser Feed This is what small-town living is all about. Support the Skagway School Journalism Program! Elks Club – 6th & State

6 pm Free

Skagway Climate Change Conference Begins Skagway School – 15th & Main

6-7 pm

Student Presentation: The Marshall Islands (and what comes next)

7-8:30 pm

Film: Little Yellow Boots (a John Webster film)

8:30-9:30 pm

Keynote Speaker Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

9:30 pm

Live Music with Delaney & McKenna Rau

7-9 pm Free

Teen Night at the Library Skagway Public Library – 8th & State

8 pm

Live Comedy with Meg Mullins! Not for the faint of heart! Must be over 21 years old. Happy Endings Saloon – 4th & State

9 pm

Live Music with Jess & J Dot Happy Endings Saloon – 4th & State

Sunday, October 22 10 am-12 pm $35

Watercolor FUN with Tina Cyr Available for adult beginners – all supplies included! Please contact Tina in advance to reserve space. (907) 612-0691, Skagway Traditional Council – 11th & Broadway

12-2 pm Free

Music, Poetry & Photographs of the Marshall Islands Glacial Smoothies & Espresso – 3rd & Broadway

1 pm Free

Paws & Claws Dog Play Group Paws & Claws Animal Shelter invites all friendly dogs to bring their people for a playdate! Seventh Pasture Ball Field – 1.9 Mile Klondike Hwy

1-5 pm Free 2 pm

3 pm

2-4 pm $35

Skagway Public Library Open House Skagway Public Library – 8th & State Haines Author, Daniel L Henry reads from his book, Across the Shaman’s River Marshallese Poet, Kathy Jetnil Kijner reads from her book, Lep-Jaltok, Marshallese Daughter Piano Sunday

Watercolor FUN with Tina Cyr Available for adult beginners – all supplies included! Please contact Tina in advance to reserve space. (907) 612-0691, Skagway Traditional Council – 11th & Broadway

3-4:15 pm $8 for non-members

Undo and Renew with Jeanne Gentle Hatha Yoga practice ending in restorative poses. Skagway Recreation Center – 13th & Main

5-9 pm Free

Climate Change Conference Skagway School – 15th & Main

5 pm

Call to Action (Discussion & Food)

6 pm

Film: Batmon vs. Majuro (Batman in the Marshall Islands)

7 pm Free

SLAM Poetry Performance with Christy Namee Erickson, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Zach Breen, Forest Kvasnikoff & Kent Fielding

Coming Soon: Saturday, October 28 10 am – 3 pm $80

Geppetto’s Junkyard

Comedian Meg Mullins

20 21 & 22

Saturday, October 21 8-10:30 am By Donation

Firefighter’s Association Fundraising Pancake Breakfast in the Fire Hall! You can get out of making breakfast and support your local volunteer firefighter’s association at the same time! They’ll even do the dishes for you! Public Safety Building – 17th & State

8 am Free

Zombification!!! Feel like a zombie in the morning? Come to the Skagway School and they’ll make you look like one too! Just in time for the Zombie Run!

9 pm Free

Climate Change Zombie 5K (run/walk/stagger) Be a zombie or run from them in this fun event. Organizers ask participants to kindly pick up any body parts they might lose along the course route. Though we might be falling apart, we can still keep it clean! Skagway School – 15th & Main

10 am-12 pm Free

Climate Change Conference continues... Presentations by AYEA, Skagway Climate Change group, Glacier Photos of the last 100 years. Skagway School – 15th & Main

10 am Free

Knit Wits Knitting Circle Whether you have a current project or want to learn the basics, Knit-Wits welcome all interested folks to join their circle. Dippers Building - 23rd & Main

10 am-5 pm

Fun on 5th Avenue! (between Broadway & State) Klothes Rush: Join us for cookies, cocoa & great fall sales! Duff’s Outfitters: Enter drawing to win free backpack! Radio Shack: Free popcorn & Soda on Saturday!

11-11:45 pm $8 for non-members

Mat Pilates with Therese Classical mat workout based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates. Skagway Recreation Center – 13th & Main

12-2 pm Free

3-on-3 Climate Change Basketball Tournament Show up with a team or come by & find one. Contact Eliza Myers to sign up in advance. Skagway School Gym – 15th & Main

1-5 pm Free

Cribbage, Cribbage, Cribbage! Dippers Building - 23rd & Main

2 pm Free

Halloween Pet Costume Contest Bites on Broadway – 6th & Broadway

2 pm Free 2-4 pm 4-5:30 pm

Climate Change Conference Movie Festival National Park Service Theatre – 2nd & Broadway The Island & the Whales (PBS Film) Kayalina vs. Exxon

3-4:15 pm $8 for non-members

Gentle Flow Yoga with Gillian Beginner friendly flow yoga practice focusing on breath with movement for all levels. Skagway Recreation Center – 13th & Main

4-6:30 pm

Fall Festival Artisan Market AB Hall – 2nd & Broadway

5:30-6:30 pm By Donation

Eagles Auxiliary Ice Cream Social Fundraiser Build your own ice cream sundae! A pre-puppet show delight - fun for the whole family. Presented by the Ladies Auxiliary. All proceeds going to the Skagway Scholarship fund. Eagles Social Room – 6th & Broadway

6-9 pm Free

Climate Change Conference continues... Skagway School – 15th & Main

5:30 pm


6:30 pm

Sarah Rifaat (via Skype) – Director of North Africa: climate change in Egypt and North Africa.

7 pm

Logan Weber (via Skype) : the future of storing solar energy. He is working on mobile batteries that will store enough energy to run towns for an entire day.

7:30 pm

Quinn Weber (via Skype) – Quinn will discuss Solar Energy and his job as an engineer for Tesla/Solar City.

8 pm

Mark Stege (via Skype) – From the Marshall Islands.

8:30 pm

Keynote Speaker Arthur Nash (UAF School of Natural Resources) presenting on Climate Change in Alaska: America's Only Arctic State in a Deep Thaw

7 pm $10 general, $8 SAC members, $6 Student/Senior, $24 family rate

Skagway Arts Council & Geppetto’s Junkyard, Theatre of Performing Objects presents: “Melenka and the City of Monsters” From Haines, a wild scene of live music, special effects, acting & handmade puppets assembled from found items, it’s a performance not to be missed! Eagles Hall – 6th & Broadway

Twig Furniture Workshop Instructor Harvey Van Patten will teach you to create rustic, functional furniture from willow & alder. Building materials are included. Space is limited to 15 people per class. Please contact Donna to reserve space. (907) 983-3222


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