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The power of ‘the camino’

The Whitehorse Chapter Canadian Company of Pilgrims is having a social on Sunday, Nov. 26 by Dianne Homan

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t’s a walk, it’s a pilgrimage. It’s called “the camino” and it has the power to make people feel called to do it, the power to make people talk about it, the power to draw people back to do it again. The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage trail across Spain – with links to walking routes throughout Europe – that dates back to the 800s. Santiago (Saint James) is the patron saint of Spain, and hundreds of years after his death his influence was credited with helping Spanish forces to drive the Moors out of their country. A great cathedral was built in the saint’s honor in the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela and, in no time it became the third most significant Christian pilgrimage destination, after Jerusalem and Rome. Today, that history lives on along the trail, co-existing quite peacefully with modern additions and adaptations. Older churchrun refuges have been joined by municipal and private albergues (hostels) as options for simple, dormitory-style places to stay. Restaurants and cafes abound, many offering a traditional “peregrino menu” or pilgrim meal. Churches along the way hold pilgrim masses, but you can also find yoga and meditation spaces. To me the most powerful thing about walking the camino is how it flushes your brain. There you are – walking, eating, sleeping. All the rest of it – your worries, your job, your hobbies, your ways of defining who you are – doesn’t matter. Really. It’s very freeing. Even when you are dealing with sore feet or sore ankles or sore knees, issues that at home might make you grumpy, you feel expansive and inspired and blessed. Besides meeting interesting people from all over the world along the camino, you also meet your own best self.

point. I figured it would be more efficient to get everyone together at once, and so the seeds of a Whitehorse camino association were planted. I did a two-hour presentation in a school library that March and had a standing-room-only crowd. In 2016, I retired from the work force and started talking to other local camino veterans as well as the national office of The Canadian Company of Pilgrims about forming an official Whitehorse chapter. My book, Walk Your On Camino, was ready to be launched in January 2017, and we kicked off our new pilgrims’ association at the same time. Again, it was standing-room-only. I’m telling you, the camino has superpowers! Since that auspicious beginning, we’ve planned three events per year: a camino information session in March, a St. James Day walk in July and our end-of-season social coming up soon on Sunday, November 26. Some Yukoners who have recently completed a trek will be sharing their travels with others and show select photos. We also plan to offer other training and preparation classes next spring for those interested in doing the pilgrimage themselves. To keep up with on-going camino events or get more information on our event this month, send us an email at whitehorse@ santiago.ca so we can put you on our email list. You can also find us on Facebook at Whitehorse Chapter Canadian Company of Pilgrims. Buen Camino!!

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Galicia, the northwestern corner of Spain, is magical to walk through

Scallop shell designs mark the way on the camino Although the history is steeped in Catholicism, modern day pilgrims come from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds and from an amazing number of countries – from Canada to Brazil, from Korea to South Africa, from Ireland to Latvia to Israel. There are at least 50 Yukoners who have walked the Camino de Santiago – and quite a few of us more than once. In 2015, I was approached by numerous eager-eyed friends and strangers, asking if I could join them for coffee and share information about the camino, which I had walked three times at that

Dianne Homan is the coordinator of the Whitehorse Chapter of the Canadian Company of Pilgrims, and she will walk her fifth camino in the spring.


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Past and present fuse on new record

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ust because their album is being released on November 24 doesn’t mean it’s finished. That’s what Daniel Ashley said over the phone from Montreal earlier this month, where he and his recording partners, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers (DKD) were touring with From the North – a travelling show from the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. “We’re always looking to grow and improve on what we’re doing,” said Ashley, AKA DJ Dash. “It’s always something that’s evolving.” And it’s something that was a learning process for the Whitehorse-based performers: an electronic musician and a Tlingit dance group. Ashley said he and the DKD have had a relationship for a long time, playing shows alongside each other, but never really working directly with one another. That changed in 2016 when they made a commitment to collaborate on a record that would blend the past and the present by fusing Tlingit dance and song with electronic music. Marilyn Jensen, with DKD, said the experience built their relationships and allowed them to express themselves in a beautiful and exciting new way. “We talked about it for a long time and it sounded fun,” she said of the partnership. “It was another way to express out creative ideas and messages about Indigenous people and their realities.”

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DJ Dash and the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers release their first collaborative album this month “It’s this idea of revitalizing your culture, really honouring your culture, and moving forward and trying new things,” Ashley said. “Of keeping it alive in a contemporary sense, but also honouring the past.” Together, they performed some of that music at Ottawa’s Winterlude last February. They also took it on the road with the From the North collective this fall. The record, however, is something com-

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pletely different. Their new album is called Deconstruct/Reconstruct, and it is a double CD. The first CD contains new compositions, done in a traditional style (“They’re not traditional songs,” said Ashley. “They’re not clan songs.”), with the author of each song telling that song’s story. The second CD consists of remixes. Part of the album was recorded at Green Needle Records in Whitehorse and part of it was recorded at Ashley’s home studio. He said the process was new for him, because each song on the record has a really strong message. “That’s a powerful place to start shaping the music from,” he said, noting he learned the songs by drumming with DKD. “I think what I learned was that when you’re in a creative

partnership like that, having input all the way, going back and forth between all the writing partners is really valuable. It takes a bit more time, but it always makes for a stronger piece because everyone brings their own creative ideas to the table.” The song “Spirit of Carving”, for example, is about the carving done by DKD dancer, composer and carver Blake Lepine. One day Lepine brought in the axe he used to carve the masks used in DKD performances. Ashley recorded Lepine chopping cedar, then used that beat as a layer in the track. In “Killer Whale Hunt”, Ashley took water and orca sounds recorded by the Alaska state government and turned them into electronic elements for bass drops. He said it taught him a lot about using the meaning behind the song to shape the sound design. It was challenging, but rewarding, and everyone is excited to share the record this month. The album will be released on Friday, November 24 on Spotify and iTunes. The single Raven Strut is already out as a free download. That same day they are celebrating the new album with a release party, taking place at the Yukon Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. (on Friday, November 24). The event is pay what you can. Ashley said the recommended donation is $5, but they want to make it accessible for everyone. Paying $20 gets you in to the performance, as well as a copy of the CD. Tickets can be reserved online at YukonTickets.com.

What’s Inside The camino ......................... 2 DJ Dash and DKD album release 3 Klondike Korner ................... 4 Eye on the Outdoors .............. 5 Seasonal Recipes ................ 10 Family Day at Geoscience ..... 14 Teddy Bear Clinic ................ 15 Parents Say the Darnedest Things .. 17 Debaters Bound .................. 18 The Bookshelf .................... 19 Canada Cup Freestyle Skiing... 23

Events Whitehorse Listings ................ 7 Highlights ............................ 8 Community Listings .............. 21 Active Interests................... 22

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he approaching Advent Season means that it will soon be what I sometimes refer to as Bazaar Season in Dawson City. I almost hate to use the word “Christmas” this close to Hallowe’en and before Remembrance Day, but this column won’t appear until after November 11, so I can excuse myself. These are Christmas bazaars. All of them have the word “Christmas”, or “X-Mas” in their official names. For those who get upset over the use of “X”, don’t be. It comes from the Greek letter which is the first letter in the Greek word for “Christ” and is not, as some people seem to think, some sort of assault on the original meaning of Christmas. The first on the list is the Dawson Daycare (or Little Blue Daycare) X-mas Bazaar, the longest running and the largest of the events. It is held annually in the Robert Service School gymnasium and is certainly the busiest and most varied of the events. This year it is on Saturday, November 18. The display tables feature a lot of baking, craft items, a large display of goods from St, Paul’s Thrift Store, goods from the various people who handle mail order catalogues in the town, knitting, fur goods, special occasion cards and many other things. Some groups set up registration tables at the event for their activities. The Grade 12 class always has a cake-walk contest running in the

The crowded KIAC Ballroom at the Christmas Art and Craft Fair last year

The Last Minute Bazaar in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Community Hall, 2015

Ancillary Room next door. Other groups have small raffles and 50/50 draws going on. Santa and his helper elves are on the stage, posing for photographs with children, who range from excited to frightened at the prospect of meeting this iconic gentleman. There is a lot of meeting and greeting at this event, which usually comes after the first snowfall has made it a bit more difficult

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their game bird pointing dogs. The first winter was spent live trapping, banding, aging and recording every second of their lives and then following them through the winter and spring months ahead. I visited the Ottawa Bird Dog Association to update them on the study and welcomed them to participate along with their pointing dogs and found that the president of the organization, John Bennet, had a German shorthair pointer with a new litter of pups. When I went to see the new pups I was quick to point out an exceptionally small, mostly white runt of a pup. I was informed that they would be putting this mostly white critter down as it did not fit into the colour of what German shorthair dogs should look like. I offered to buy the pup, but John decided to give the dog – papers and all – to me with no payment. The following fall, the club members were often down to Dundas Township and working their champion dogs on the Hungarian partridge. My dog, who I called The Barron, had an all brown head and a brown patch on his shoulders, but otherwise, was all white and, shall we say, not really accepted by the rich and mighty of the bird dog organizations. To be truthful, The Barron was

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sort of an outcast. However, by the end of the three-year project, The Barron had worked with me every minute I spent on the project. In the fall, summer and spring months he would find where the coveys were bedded down. Other bird dogs could not find the scent of bird nests, but that was no problem for The Barron. By the fall, John Bennett put up a proposal of holding a bird dog trial (no shooting) on the Hungarian partridge. Such bird trials did not exist in Ontario in those days. I put the proposal up to biologist Doug Clark who, at that at the time, was the head of Ontario Fish and Game Department, and who – incidentally – each year came down with his bird dog to hunt the King of all Upland Birds, the Hungarian partridge. The field trial was set up just

outside of the hamlet of Winchester, between Ottawa and the St.Lawrence, and the mayor and council, along with the town’s newspaper were advised of the upcoming event. I was waiting just on the cross road corner of the village, for John and his fellow upland bird enthusiasts to show up when an army jeep pulled up to my cruiser and out stepped John. Then a soldier stepped out of the jeep and came to attention facing my friend John. Now I’m bewildered. A soldier calling my friend John “Sir,” a half dozen army vehicles including a mobile kitchen, a dozen military personnel, about 30 other private vehicles following the military vehicles. The main street of the hamlet cont’d on page 6 ...

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Not just a dog, but a best friend ... continued from page 5 came to an abrupt halt. People came out of the stores to see what was happening with all the army vehicles and military soldiers. My attire did look somewhat military but had no bars on the shoulder or corporal stripes on the arm. I called John by his first name – he was not dressed in any military attire. “Brigadier General Sir,” the soldier said to me. I was stunned. This guy I had been working the dogs with, as well as hunting for two years with, was the Top Gun of the Canadian Army? Later in the day I told the corporal that I had no idea of John’s status; he seemed just like an everyday guy. The corporal assured me that indeed he was! The field trials started and the dogs from across Canada, as well as the United States, started the competition. At 4 o’clock that afternoon the trials ended and John’s shorthair was the winner. They asked me to come up to the mic, as they wanted to recognize me for undertaking the research on the Hungarian partridge, as well as helping to getting permission from the government to hold the trials. I took the mic, turned to John and asked if The Barron could give a little challenge to the top two bird dogs, that, incidentally, for some years had been Canadian Champions. They agreed and I called out the ground rules. The handlers

such as Rudy Etchen of top world shooting fame, the top dog trainer at the time from Purina Dog Food, and John Olin, who just happened to own Winchester Repeating Arms Company, which I would later become an employee of. In addition, from that point on, many wildlife biologists never failed each fall to come down east – biologists from the Ontario Lands and Forest, including Doug Clark, a world famous biologist and Chief of the Lands and Forest Department in Ontario – and of course just happened to have their shot guns with them. When the dog trainer from Purina Foods came up from the United States with 13 dogs, including one English pointer that was a Grand Champion in the States, he noticed my young children riding around the lawn on The Barron’s back, and shook his head saying that Murray Martin was no way to train a dog. The Barron rode up field. Within a minute he went on front of my car with me and that point and the other two honoured was also a no-no. After The Barhis point, but still in the same first ron would bring back a bird to me, I would attack him rolling him on field. Next I held arms up over my the ground and then go down on head and The Barron immediately my hands and knees with my head came back to my left side and sat down and The Barron would put down, to the cheers of the other his head under my stomach and roll me over jumping all over me, handlers. Needless to say, the news of to the utmost disgust of Chuck, this unbelievable German short- saying you can’t train a dog that hair and the popularity of the way. At the end of the three day Hungarian partridge in my patrol area spread like wildfire. Many hunt, The Barron put to shame all noted sportsmen from the United of the 13 dogs. Chuck asked if a States travelled to Eastern Ontario to hunt over The Barron, cont’d on page 9... would only be allowed two hand signals, otherwise the dogs were on their own. All three took to the field. The two other dogs worked together, but The Barron worked by himself. None of the dogs went on point in the first field. Then The Barron stood up on his hind legs and looked at me. I rolled my arms and he went through the fence and into the next field, while the other two German shorthairs still worked the first field. Now I had used up one of the signals, getting The Barron to go to the second

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS

Until Wed, Nov, 22, Collaborations Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Pieces made by members joining forces. Jeanine Baker has collaborated with two other member artists, Nicole Bauberger and Leslie Leong. 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 Until Sat, Nov, 25, La Caravane des dix mots Yukon Arts Centre Reflect on the word “nomad”, as flags are displayed illustrated by hundreds of French Yukoners Until Sat, Nov, 25, Something is Fishy/Anguille sous roche Yukon Arts Centre A new series of dolls that use a variety of textile materials including fish skin and a new series of vibrant abstract paintings. Until Thu, Nov, 30, Shirley Adamson - A Dream Within a Dream Northern Front Studio Shirley Adamson’s “a dream within a dream” images conjured by the old stories. Until Fri, Dec, 1, Art Exhibit - Studio Gallery Association Arts Underground A collective of professional artists who have been working together for over 20 years. Exhibiting artists: Shiela Alexandrovich, Lyn Fabio, Heather Hyatt, Rob Ingram, Lillian Loponen, Maureen Morris Until Sun, Mar, 4, On Our Way Home Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Showcasing new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.

LIVE MUSIC

Wednesdays Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Nov, 15 Woodshed Sessions-Gordie Tentrees w/ Special Guest Laurel Parry 7:30 PM Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop Evening of entertainment led by international touring sensation Gordie Tentrees and infectious story teller Laurel Parry. Tickets at the door. Wed, Nov, 15 Gordie Tentrees 8:00 PM Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop Tickets kpepmanagement@ gmail.com Thu, Nov, 16 Coup De Coeur Francophone 7:30 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Damien Robitaille a musician with a diversified, catchy style, with opening act Mehdi Cayenne. Thu, Nov, 16 Jam Night with Ben Mahony 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Nov, 16 Woodshed Sessions-Gordie Tentrees w/ Special Guest Brigitte Desjardins 7:30 PM Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop An evening of entertainment led by international touring sensation Gordie Tentrees and sensational performer Brigitte Desjardins. Tickets at the door. Thu, Nov, 16 Alex & Dan 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Thu, Nov, 16 Joe Loutchan - Fiddler on the Loose 9:00 PM 98 Hotel Thu, Nov, 16 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, Nov, 17 Parker Thomas Jazz 6:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse Join Tom Connor, Nick Mah, Adam Cripps and Gui Chan for an evening of Jazz. Jammers are always welcome. Fri, Nov, 17 Klondike Follies Presents: Gold Diggers! 7:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Featuring fantastic new acts from Grant Simpson Vaudeville Productions and Velvet Antler Productions. Tickets online. Fri, Nov, 17 Yukon’s Ultimate Lip Sync Battle 7:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Enter as a solo/ duet or as a group! Get your performance ready and blow the YSR judges away! Limited spots are available so register now online Fri, Nov, 17 Prizefighter 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Fri, Nov, 17 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Nov, 17 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Nov, 18 Old Cabin 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Sat, Nov, 18 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun, Nov, 19 Open Mic Night 3:00 PM 98 Hotel Sun, Nov, 19 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun, Nov, 19 Ben Mahony 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon, Nov, 20 Open Jam With Host Crash Heaton 8:00 PM The Beer Tasters’ Social House Tue, Nov, 21 Ginger Jam 10:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided

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to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Wed, Nov, 22 Jazz Wednesday 6:00 PM Wheelhouse Restaurant Featuring Tom Connor on vibraphone and Anne Turner 456-2982 Wed, Nov, 22 Hip Hop Show #6 7:00 PM Splintered Craft Same format as last month: With a ton of featured artists, then a free for all jam at the end.

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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 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri, Nov, 10, - 16, Hendo Tattoos, Japanese Fine Art Triple J’s Music Cafe For more information email at jjjmusiccafe@klondiker.com Tue, Nov, 14, - 17, Computers for Beginners: Introduction to Windows 10 Yukon Learn To register or for more information, please call 6686280, register early - seats are limited Wed, Nov, 15, Counsel by the Fire Whitehorse, Yukon Every Wednesday Contact Britteny for more info: 332-9552. Wed, Nov, 15, The Syringa Tree Rendezvous Place A deeply evocative story of the abiding love between two families—one black, one white—and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960’s apartheid South Africa. One actor/24 roles. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8 pm and Thurs. 9 pm Wed, Nov, 15, Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed, Nov, 15, Commissioner’s Award Celebration 6:00 PM MacBride Museum Please contact the office of the Commissioner at 667 5121 for more information. Wed, Nov, 15, Drunken Lectures: Bday Edition 7:00 PM Baked Cafe A night of exciting educational entertainment, 8 not-quite sober speakers, 8 topics, 8 minutes each. Wed, Nov, 15, 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A practical, hopeful, and simple tribute to the beauty of humanity, puppet play for adults and mature youth is a 90-minute funny and dramatic sharing of the kooky and maybe necessary approaches to living on an endangered planet. Tickets online Thu, Nov, 16, Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Thu, Nov, 16, The Syringa Tree Rendezvous Place A deeply evocative story of the abiding love between two families—one black, one white—and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960’s apartheid South Africa. One actor/24 roles. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8 pm and Thurs. 9 pm Thu, Nov, 16, Project Management Essentials Part 1- The Fundamentals 8:30 AM World Class Productivity Yukon Recommended prerequisite for all of our project management courses. Email kdove@wcpconsulting.com for more information. Thu, Nov, 16, Chess Corner 6:30 PM Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu, Nov, 16, Audio Arts Immersion Program 7:00 PM Shipyards Park Bi-weekly workshops where we will learn about different aspects of sound, history, techniques, as well as allow participants to discuss and work on their own projects. Email audioart@cjucfm.com for more info. Thu, Nov, 16, 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A practical, hopeful, and simple tribute to the beauty of humanity, puppet play for adults and mature youth is a 90-minute funny and dramatic sharing of the kooky and maybe necessary approaches to living on an endangered planet. Tickets online Thu, Nov, 16, Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Fri, Nov, 17, The Syringa Tree Rendezvous Place A deeply evocative story of the abiding love between two families—one black, one white—and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960’s apartheid South Africa. One actor/24 roles. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8 pm and Thurs. 9 pm Fri, Nov, 17, 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, Nov, 17, Afternoon Tea and Hymn Sing 2:00 PM Christ Church Cathedral Fri, Nov, 17, Lucky Vintage Pop Up Shop 3:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum A curated collection of furniture and home accessories.Vintage, boho chic, retro, gently up-cycled, industrial, antique.

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Fri, Nov, 17, The Vendor Blender 2017 4:00 PM Yukon Inn All your favorite home businesses together for your holiday shopping needs. Fri, Nov, 17, 21 Ways to Make the World Last Longer 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A practical, hopeful, and simple tribute to the beauty of humanity, puppet play for adults and mature youth is a 90-minute funny and dramatic sharing of the kooky and maybe necessary approaches to living on an endangered planet. Tickets online Fri, Nov, 17, Stonecliff: A New Musical 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre A second-generation Irishman, born on a farm in the upper Ottawa Valley, who became one of the greatest railway builders in North America. Sat, Nov, 18, - 19, Yukon Nonfiction Festival Whitehorse, Yukon Features two stellar authors and two publishing veterans in Whitehorse. Register Online. Sat, Nov, 18, The Syringa Tree Rendezvous Place A deeply evocative story of the abiding love between two families—one black, one white—and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960’s apartheid South Africa. One actor/24 roles. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8 pm and Thurs. 9 pm Sat, Nov, 18, 45th Annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show Coast High Country Inn 3 Days of forum presentations combined with a 4 day public trade show complete with children activities and student tours. Sat, Nov, 18, French - First Aid and CPR Training: Intervening in Case of Emergency 8:30 AM Whitehorse, Yukon To register call 668-5201 Sat, Nov, 18, The Vendor Blender 2017 10:00 AM Yukon Inn All your favorite home businesses together for your holiday shopping needs. Sat, Nov, 18, Spruce Bog Christmas Sale 10:00 AM Canada Games Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Lucky Vintage Pop Up Shop 10:00 AM Yukon Transportation Museum A curated collection of furniture and home accessories. Vintage, boho chic, retro, gently up-cycled, industrial, antique. Sat, Nov, 18, Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat, Nov, 18, Global Village Craft Fair 11:00 AM The Old Fire Hall Fair Trade International crafts. Sat, Nov, 18, Christmas Bazaar 11:00 AM Hellaby Hall Bake-table, Woolens, Crafts, Tea Room, All welcome. Sat, Nov, 18, Old-Fashioned Christmas Sale 11:00 AM Old Log Church Warm up with a hot drink, munch on delicious homemade cookies, make a craft, and pick up a unique gift or heritage-inspired ornament for the holidays. 867-668-2555 Sat, Nov, 18, Stonecliff: A New Musical 2:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A second-generation Irishman, born on a farm in the upper Ottawa Valley, who became one of the greatest railway builders in North America. Sat, Nov, 18, Big Bull Night 4:00 PM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Bring your 2017 harvest to be scored and entered in the YFGA Annual Awards. Refreshments and Snacks will be available, come on out and share your stories. Sat, Nov, 18, Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat, Nov, 18, Ale in the Dark 7:00 PM Wheelhouse Restaurant Experience blindfolded craft beer tasting, great food, music, silent auction, friendly competition and more! For more information please contact carrera.teal@cnib.ca or 844-810-5408. Sat, Nov, 18, Free Public Talk: Dr. Monia Mazigh on Islamophobia 7:00 PM Whitehorse United Church Discuss Islamophobia and Muslim identity at a time when suspicion and misunderstanding of Muslims have reached high levels. Sat, Nov, 18, Stonecliff: A New Musical 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre A second-generation Irishman, born on a farm in the upper Ottawa Valley, who became one of the greatest railway builders in North America. Sat, Nov, 18, Ladies Night 8:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sat, Nov, 18, Sourdough Sam Search Nights 8:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Sun, Nov, 19, Lucky Vintage Pop Up Shop 10:00 AM Yukon Transportation Museum A curated collection of furniture and home accessories. Vintage, boho chic, retro, gently up-cycled, industrial, antique. Sun, Nov, 19, 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, Nov, 19, 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, Nov, 19, Japanese Conversation Classes 3:00 PM Multicultural Centre of the Yukon Call 393-2588 or email Fumi Torigai the instructor at jcayukon@gmail.com for more info. Sun, Nov, 19, Cea Sunrise Person - Nearly Normal 7:00 PM Baked Cafe A talk based on her latest memoir, Nearly Normal. Sun, Nov, 19, PIHD Norma Screening 7:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Norma, a druid priestess, is torn between love for those she leads, and a secret passion for Pollione, the Roman enemy of her people. Sun, Nov, 19, Stonecliff: A New Musical 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre A second-generation Irishman, born on a farm in the upper Ottawa Valley, who became one of the greatest railway builders in North America. Mon, Nov, 20, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Nov, 20, French – Nutrition Workshop 5:30 PM Wyke’s Independent Grocer Visit a grocery store: How to read nutritional labels, make healthy choices! Offered in French, Limited space. Registration 668-2663 Mon, Nov, 20, 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, Nov, 20, Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Tue, Nov, 21, Common Threads 9:30 AM Christ Church Cathedral Chat, Coffee, Knit, Crochet, for more information call the Prayer Shawl Ministry at 393-8005 Tue, Nov, 21, Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church All the funds we raise to toward projects in our community. Everything goes by donation and all donations go toward our refugee sponsorship fund. Tue, Nov, 21, Performance Techniques: Expressing the Artist Within 5:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre explores the fullness of creative expression required as a performer. Participants will hone their performance techniques and improve their ability to work as actors. Call or email to register. 393-2676 Wed, Nov, 22, Counsel by the Fire Whitehorse, Yukon Every Wednesday Contact Britteny for more info: 332-9552. Wed, Nov, 22, The Syringa Tree Rendezvous Place A deeply evocative story of the abiding love between two families—one black, one white—and the two children that are born into their shared household in early 1960’s apartheid South Africa. One actor/24 roles. Wed. Fri. Sat. 8 pm and Thurs. 9 pm Wed, Nov, 22, Group Facilitation for Public Involvement 8:30 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Intermediate level two day course will provide the guidance, skills and knowledge necessary to become comfortable with all the critical elements of facilitation for public and stakeholder engagement. Contact Erin for more info erin@dialoguepartners.ca Wed, Nov, 22, TED Talk Huddle 3:30 PM (co)space coworking space` Each week we’ll select a new topic/Talk and hang around to discuss! You never know what amazing things some shots of mid-week creativity will spark.

KIDS & FAMILIES

Monday & Fridays, Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Tuesday & Thursdays Drop-In Floor Hockey 3:30 pm Canada Games Centre For youth (ages 8-18) drop-in floor hockey in the Flexihall, it’s fun and free!! Tuesday & Thursdays Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Saturdays, 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. Wed, Nov, 15, Baby Talk Session: Child Development Centre team Visiting 1:30 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform and discuss topics related to the health and concerns you may have as your baby reaches milestones. Thu, Nov, 16, Producer Swap + Meet & Greet 5:00 PM Splintered Craft Bring your computers and beat machines, we’ll supply the PA. FREE and open to all ages! Fri, Nov, 17, Puppet Workshop 3:30 PM Heart Of Riverdale Learn to make a bird puppet like the birds we find here in the Yukon, Ages 8+. Sat, Nov, 18, Teddy Bear Clinic 10:00 AM Whitehorse General Hospital Bring your teddy or other loved stuffie for a free check up!

Sat, Nov, 18, Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Read, make crafts and participate in imaginative play. Sat, Nov, 18, Family Drop In 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Sun, Nov, 19, Curl for Kids Sake 2017 9:00 AM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre 668-7911 All skill levels. Pizza will be provided for lunch, and there will be both a Silent and Live Auction as well as a 50/50 draw and door prizes! Call to register. Sun, Nov, 19, Stories into Songs 1:00 PM Well Read Books With Nicole Edwards and Arlin McFarlane, Seniors (55+) to sign up call 336-2065. Tue, Nov, 21, Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more information. Tue, Nov, 21, Literacy Afternoons 3:00 PM Kenadan Ku - House of Learning All KDFN girls grades 3-5 are invited to join us for Literacy Afternoons with Jessica and friends! for more information call 633-8422 ext. 502 Wed, Nov, 22, Baby Talk Session: Immunizations 1:30 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform and discuss topics related to the health and concerns you may have as your baby reaches milestones.

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, Nov, 16, Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu, Nov, 16, 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, Nov, 16, Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 PM CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon AntiPoverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu, Nov, 16, 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 Fri, Nov, 17, Whistle Bend Employment Info Session 1:00 PM Kenadan Ku - House of Learning YG staff will provide information about career opportunities at the Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility. For more info call 6338422 ext 208 Sat, Nov, 18, 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, Nov, 18, YukonWIM AGM 11:30 AM Coast High Country Inn This luncheon will host Key Note Speaker, Sue Craig, recent recipient of WIM Canada’s Trailblazer Award. Tickets purchased online. Sat, Nov, 18, Solstice Haiku Discussion Group 3:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Contagious Mountain Biking Club AGM and Film 6:00 PM Association francoyukonnaise Meet other club members, learn a bit about what we do and consider joining the board Sat, Nov, 18, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon, Nov, 20, - 21, Construction Project Management 8:00 AM Coast High Country Inn Develop skills and knowledge of how to manage a construction project. For info email info@ trainingnetwork.ca or call 604-293-2339. Tue, Nov, 21, AGM 551 Whitehorse Lions Cadet Squadron Sponsoring Committee 6:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary All welcome. Tue, Nov, 21, Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Tue, Nov, 21, Keystone Kops AGM 7:00 PM Cliffside Country Store and Greenhouse Enter through front door, head upstairs. Tue, Nov, 21, All-City Band Society AGM 8:30 PM F.H. Collins Secondary Wed, Nov, 22, Friends of Yukon Permanent Art Collection AGM 7:00 PM Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre All current and potential members are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more info call 667-5858

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Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT

Nov 15- Dec 16

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRS Sat, Nov, 18, Spruce Bog Christmas Sale 10:00 AM Canada Games Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Global Village Craft Fair 11:00 AM The Old Fire Hall Fair Trade International crafts. Sat, Nov, 18, Christmas Bazaar 11:00 AM Hellaby Hall Bake-table, Woolens, Crafts, Tea Room, All welcome. Sat, Nov, 18, Old-Fashioned Christmas Sale 11:00 AM Old Log Church Warm up with a hot drink, munch on delicious homemade cookies, make a craft, and pick up a unique gift or heritage-inspired ornament for the holidays. 867-6682555 Thu, Nov, 23, Seniors Christmas Bazaar 4:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Bake-table, Woolens, Crafts, Tea Room, All welcome. Sat, Nov, 25, Christmas Craft Fair & Open House 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Pick up unique gifts for loved ones, meet Santa, and sample treats! 456-5322 Sat, Nov, 25, Re:Design3 - The Craft Fair 11:00 AM The Old Fire Hall Artisans embracing creative reuse by working with discarded and salvaged materials to make new products. Sat, Nov, 25, Holiday Craft Sale 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre For more information call 660-4999 email managermarshlake@ gmail.com. Sat, Nov, 25, Old-Fashioned Christmas Sale 11:00 AM Old Log Church Warm up with a hot drink, munch on delicious homemade cookies, make a craft, and pick up a unique gift or heritage-inspired ornament for the holidays. 867-6682555 Sat, Nov, 25, Christmas Craft Fair 11:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre Find the perfect unique gift and shop local. To book a table, call Lynn 250-651-7663 Sun, Nov, 26, Cranberry Fair 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Email cranberryfair@live.com for more information. Fri, Dec, 1, Christmas Market at the Old Firehall 11:00 AM The Old Fire Hall 11-7pm Friday, 11-4pm Saturday. Kids shopping 3-4 on Saturday, helpers will be available to assist kids with their list and budget. wrapping free for the kid s hour. 334-3055 Sat, Dec, 2, Porter Creek Secondary Craft Sale 10:00 AM Porter Creek Secondary School Come by and do some Christmas shopping in the PCSS cafeteria. Sat, Dec, 2, Christmas Market at the Old Firehall 11:00 AM The Old Fire Hall 11-7pm Friday, 11-4pm Saturday. Kids shopping 3-4 on Saturday, helpers will be available to assist kids with their list and budget. wrapping free for the kid s hour. 334-3055 Sat, Dec, 2, A Handmade Christmas Fair and Open House 12:00 PM Yukon Association for Community Living Handmade crafts and Jewellery. Take this opportunity to also learn about our programs that YACL offers. Peer Mentor, Just for Fun Dance our employment program and much more! Sun, Dec, 3, Porter Creek Secondary Craft Sale 10:00 AM Porter Creek Secondary School Come by and do some Christmas shopping in the PCSS cafeteria. Sun, Dec, 3, Geek The Halls Craft And Collectibles Fair 10:00 AM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Held in the Town Hall Meeting Room, local artists, crafters,and a photobooth, for more info email info@yukomicon.com Sun, Dec, 3, Carcross Christmas Market 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Music, Dance, Food, Craft, Firework and of course...Santa!!! Sun, Dec, 3, Country Christmas Craft Fair 12:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre From silversmith to pottery, chocolates to socks, woodwork to morels and more! Hot drinks and homemade treats at our Cranberry Cafe Soups and treats fresh cinnamon buns and honey nut rolls, and our special Black Forest Cake. For more info call 667-7083 Wed, Dec, 6, Regift and Edibles Market 12:00 PM Cliffside Country Store and Greenhouse Regift new merchandise in original packaging and fresh edibles (jam, antipasto, cake, etc). Register by phoning 867.332.4016 332-4016

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Open Studio Sessions

Upcoming shows: >> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions <<

TED TALK HUDDLE 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

BEER O’CLOCK November 16,

DECEMBER MEMBER’S SHOW >> Acrylic Pain�ng Open Studio <<

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

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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

November 22,

PAINTING

WITH NEIL GRAHAM

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

What:

Free Teen Drop In Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal

When: Wednesdays to Saturdays 3 PM to 9 PM

UNDERACHIEVERS PAINTING CLUB

Where: 306A Alexander Street Look for the big green door!

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

Christmas Bazaar

DAMIEN ROBITAILLE +

In the KIAC Ballroom 12pm – 4pm

MEHDI CAYENNE

Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm

CENTRE CULTUREL DES KWANLIN DÜN

Life Drawing With Veronika Verkley

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2017 Yukon Heritage AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to conserve and celebrate Yukon’s heritage? The Yukon Historical & Museums Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Heritage Awards. The deadline is midnight, January 15, 2018.

FALL 2017 TRAINING PROGRAMS

This course is open to anyone and is guided by a number of important principles including respect, cooperation, community, harmony, generosity, and resourcefulness. CRN 10397 Dec 5-7, 8:30am–4:30pm Location: Yukon College

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

NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: ★ Annual Heritage Award ★ History Maker Award ★ Helen Couch Volunteer of the Year Award ★ Heritage Conservation Project of the Year Award ★ Innovation, Education and Community Engagement Award

For more information, including the nomination package and complete award descriptions, visit heritageyukon.ca, email info@heritageyukon.ca, or call 867-667-4704. Long time member of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland

Paprika roasted carrots with parsley yogurt sauce

T

he Yukon grows wonderful root vegetables. And anyone who has participated in the From the Ground Up fundraiser will tell you that local root vegetables are abundant and delicious this time of year.

This is a simple way of preparing sweet local carrots where the root vegetable stays the star of the plate. Spicy paprika and a bit of garlic compliments the natural sweetness of the carrots, and a simple yogurt sauce adds just a bit of tart freshness. Start with a bunch of carrots that are about the same thickness so that they cook evenly, and make sure to slice them so that they’re all the same size. If you can’t find slender carrots just quarter thicker ones, so long as they’re all about the same thickness they will cook evenly. This dish works well hot or room temperature, so it would be a great dish to bring along for a potluck dinner with friends or family.

PHOTOS: Sydney Oland

Serves 4

Sweet local carrots

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Kids and parents Can play in the big sandbox The Yukon Geoscience Forum takes place Nov. 18 to 21 at the Yukon Convention Centre by Danny Macdonald

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he 45th annual Geoscience Forum will kickoff at the Yukon Convention Centre on Saturday, November 18 with Family Day, sponsored by Golden Predator. The free event will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have interactive, hands-on family friendly activities from over 40 exhibitors. The annual forum is organized by the Yukon Chamber of Mines as an opportunity for everyone to learn more about mining, aviation, the environmental sciences and other aspects of the mineral exploration industry. Yukon Chamber of Mines President Mike Burke says that Family Day is not just for kids, but also a chance for parents to learn. It’s a family-oriented part of the weekend where tradeshow vendors are encouraged to tailor their discussion to the general public, not other industry members. “Family Day is really an opportunity for folks to interact directly with people in the (mineral exploration) industry and form their own opinions,” Burke said. “The industry has lots of optimists and people with big hearts. It’s really a science-based industry that is always striving to do things better and with less impact.” The event offers a chance for the kids to learn more about science at the booths, while mom and dad can have a real chat with people in the industry. “Parents have a chance to meet

Smiles and curiosity at last year’s annual Yukon Geoscience Forum Family Day Mine Disaster. the folks involved, put a face on the main game in town.” The Yukon Geological Survey and The event features both historic industry and ask questions,” Burke added. “And a lot of it is to create and new mining elements for fam- the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada are presenting an interest in science for kids. We ilies to explore. A few examples include the ex- an Augmented Reality Sandbox for want our kids to move to the Yukon, but also buy the house down the hibit hosted by MacBride Museum kids to play in. Horizon Helicopters will be hostof History that will feature gold road.” And an interest in science will panning, a Lego mine and an inter- ing gold panning and other activhelp Yukoners get those well-paying pretive display about the Pueblo ities. Yukon Women in jobs and move home acMining host a booth cording to Burke. Family Day at the the helps women learn “I don’t know any other Geoscience Forum more about the opporindustry where you’ll walk tunities in the mining into the office and there Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. industry. are so many technical and Yukon Geoscience Forum - Trade Show Women are starting science degrees,” Burke to choose the mineral said. “Mining, as a private Yukon Convention Centre, exploration as a caindustry that provides located at 4051-4th Avenue reer choice. The Facts good jobs, is pretty much

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and Figures 2015 released by the Mining Association of Canada notes that a 2014 report by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council found that female participation in mining grew by 70 per cent from 1996 to 2011, making women 17 per cent of the industry workforce. The report notes that is a higher participation rate than both the construction sector and fishing industry. Mining remains a major part of the Yukon’s history and the current economy at 10.1 per cent of GDP in 2015 according to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics. The Yukon Chamber of Mines hopes Family Day provides an opportunity for Yukoners who have questions about the industry to learn more and a chance for them to speak with people face-to-face. For updates during the event, tune in to CKRW “The Rush,” which will be on location. The full Yukon Geoscience Forum schedule and more information on Family Day can be found online at YukonGeoscience.ca.

Danny Macdonald is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. He is a lifelong Yukoner, who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon’s events scene.

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f teddy’s looking a bit peaked this season, you’re in luck. Whitehorse General Hospital is offering health care for bears this week. The hospital’s first-ever teddy bear clinic takes place from 10 am. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. Karen Forward, president of the Yukon Hospital Foundation, says the hospital encourages kids to bring in their stuffies (not exclusively bears, by the way – lions, tigers and more are also welcome) for a check-up that includes a shot and an X-ray using the hospital’s brand-new fluoroscopy machine. Forward said the fluoroscopy machine is the major reason for the event. The hospital recently completed a $600,000 fundraising campaign to buy the machine. It’s an undertaking that started in the summer of 2016, with the hospital’s Skookum Asphalt Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Additional funds were then raised during the Festival of Trees. The machine arrived in midOctober to replace an older model that had lived beyond its usefulness and was no longer serviceable. Forward said the old machine wasn’t fully digital, which meant a radiologist (which the hospital doesn’t always have) was needed to operate it. The new machine is fully digital and takes static X-rays as well as movie X-rays, which can be useful in a variety of situations. The machine can sometimes be used in surgery or for difficult needle placement. It can also be used to see if someone has an obstruction while

swallowing, or to see how a knee joint is moving and where there might be friction. The machine arrived and was installed at the end of October. Technicians spent the early weeks of November being trained to use it in time for the clinic. Forward said the hospital had been looking for a way to thank the public, and allow them to see where their contributions went. This fit the bill. A teddy bear clinic is more ex-

citing than a ribbon-cutting, Forward said, and it has the added bonus of helping dispel some of the fear and anxiety kids might have around hospitals. “We wanted to create a fun event to take away fears that might come from the hospital visit,” Forward said. “It’s usually a bit of a scary experience (for kids).” A number of doctors and nurses are volunteering that day to record the heights and weights of teddies, administer

shots to the animals and run the fluoroscopy machine (which will print out “X-rays” for the bears to take home). Teddies in good health will leave with a certificate to that effect. There will also be a photo booth onsite. So far, response on social media has been great, Forward said. A conservative estimate for attendance is 200. “We’re really excited to have this event. We’re looking to reach out and say thank you to all.”

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ter’s legs off!” A friend of mine had to repeatedly remind her daughter: “We are humans, humans poop in toilets, not on the front lawn!” Another parent recounted that she had attempted to explain the concept of germs to a toddler while prying a piece of chicken out his hand he happened to be eating off the airport’s floor. Next, there are the convenience mistruths. These statements are to maintain parental sanity. I recently caught myself saying, “No those are not beans in your burrito, those are tiny pockets of cheese.” Other parents convince their children to eat things like fish by promising them it is, Newfoundland Chicken. Are these lies? Yes! However, it makes our children consume valuable protein so they are white lies. Some parents express to their children that the television will literally only turn

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e have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating toilet paper,” or “Stop putting a leash on your sister,” that I pause and think, I never thought I would say something like that. Upon some reflection I have realized these phrases we express as parents or guardians fall into three categories: cautionary statements, convenience mistruths and playful tales. First: cautionary statements. These statements make me realize that children are actually rather uncivilized creatures. It does not matter how many times I say, “Stop eating dog food,” my one-year-old just wants those tasty morsels in her mouth. Just now I spouted, “Stop putting your hands in the toilet!” I also recently overheard my spouse beseeching the question: “What makes you think crawling headfirst down the stairs is a good idea?” With more than one child you say things like, “Stop trying to close your sister in the drawer,” or “Your brother’s head is not for sitting on.” Moreover, you try to convince your children to play nice with their younger siblings by uttering, “Your toy chainsaw is definitely not for pretending to cut your sis-

Robinson also proclaimed to his son that Santa was initially a whaling captain. Speaking of Santa, for several Christmases we have trained our youngster to believe that due to the fact that we live fairly far north, and thus relatively close to the North Pole, Santa can have his nightcap at our house. Each Christmas Eve our child faithfully leaves a glass of quality single malt scotch whiskey for Santa rather than the traditional milk. When I was pregnant with our second child I let our first believe that there was a baby, a fire truck and a hot air balloon in my belly. When he came to meet his sister I indeed had a baby, but there was also a large present in the hospital room with a fire truck and a hot air balloon inside. To this day he believes his thoughtful sister brought him those nice presents! These playful tales draw on our gullible children’s imagination and make it fun to be a parent. The truth is these seemingly ridiculous phrases we utter, and stories we tell as we guide our kids through life should not frustrate us. Rather, they should make us realize how much these small, vulnerable, somewhatbarbaric little people really do need us. Megan Skarnulis is a Yukonbased writer who makes every effort to balance the craziness of Motherhood, a career, and maintaining a beautiful home in the country.

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Debaters Bound

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Jenny Hamilton, left, performs on CBC’s comedy show The Debaters, with host Steve Patterson, centre, and Whitehorse comedian Anthony Trombetta in June last year

Whitehorse comedian Jenny Hamilton will be performing live on the CBC Radio One show The Debaters in North Vancouver on Nov. 22

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n June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself to have fun. With those words, she walked on stage to a cheering crowd. She was about to perform on CBC’s radio show The Debaters. The popular show with host Steve Patterson airs nationally on CBC Radio One. It’s a debate that pits Canadian performers against each other in a comedic battle of wits, rants and one liners. Hamilton’s opponent that evening was Whitehorse comic Anthony Trombetta. Together they debated

the premise Tourism: Is it great for the North? Both performers stood their ground as Trombetta debated for tourism while Hamilton against it. After a hilarious back and forth battle, the audience leaned toward Hamilton and she was declared the winner. In truth, both performers won that evening. It was a benchmark night for Yukon comics. Hamilton remembers it was Trombetta who encouraged her to first perform at The Guild Hall comedy nights. “We were hanging out, he said if you want the microphone let me know,” Hamilton said. “At first, I thought, ‘Not me. I’m not a performer.’ But (Trombetta) was looking for new people. So, I threw my hat in the ring one night

and got addicted. It was the scariest thing I ever did in my life.” Despite her initial fear, Hamilton’s sense of humour was a hit with the audience and she continued to perform regularly. In 2011 Australian director Eva Hamburg was in Whitehorse and watched one of the comedy nights. Impressed with what she saw, Hamburg urged Hamilton to audition for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, which is the second-largest annual arts fest in the world. Hamilton auditioned and was accepted along with local performers George Maratos, Claire Ness and Stephen McGovern. The foursome began fundraising and soon found themselves down under as The Yukon Gold Comics. “We learned a ton from so many

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people,” Hamilton said. “It was a turning point in the evolution of my comedy. We had brought the Yukon to the festival, it was the next level and a lot of pressure. We were lucky to have a diverse group.” Not long after the Adelaide Fringe, The Guild Society began producing their Pro Comic Series which brought known and up and coming comics to the Yukon throughout the Guild season. Hamilton became a big part of it’s production opening for the headliners and was soon hosting the events. Then in 2015 Hamilton decided to take a chance on herself and headed to the Toronto Fringe Festival to perform a solo stand-up show. “Toronto was the test: if I could just make them laugh at Yukon stuff and my life. I had a lot of support. After 18 shows in 14 days, I had a tight 45 minutes and they liked it,” she said. Last summer, Hamilton made the hard decision to leave her

position as general manager of the Guild Hall to pursue her comedic passion when she received an unexpected email from Richard Side, the creator and producer of the debaters. Side wrote that he really enjoyed what she had done at the Yukon Arts Centre and was wondering if she would be interested in performing a debater’s taping at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on November 22. Hamilton was blown away realizing that this time she would be performing not as a local talent, but as an actual debater. She accepted Side’s offer and is preparing to bring “the Funny” as she walks down the road less traveled. To listen to Jenny Hamilton and Anthony Trombetta’s performance on The Debaters, Google their episode, called “Hot Dogs vs. Hamburgers and Northern Tourists.” Freelance writer Jason Westover is a father and comedian who currently lives in Old Crow.


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Drifting Home covers 3 generations of Bertons

Before heading Outside the family took in the sight of the town from the Midnight Dome

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n the summer of 1972 Pierre Berton decided to recreate a trip he had taken with his mother, father and sister back in the 1930s and take his family rafting from Bennett Lake to Dawson City. Some of them had earlier hiked the Chilkoot Pass, so this was an obvious next step. They filmed some of the trip with an 8 mm camera, and I can recall seeing some of the footage spread over several episodes of the Pierre Berton Show on television. Seeing those clips inspired Berton’s publisher, Jack McClelland,

to prod Berton to write a book, to be called Drifting Home. Some reviewers would later carp that Berton, who had shown signs of being willing to write about nearly anything, had succumbed to the urge to tell the world about his summer vacation, but it was more than that. He wrote it in two weeks in a white heat of creation, producing a marked up manuscript that only he could actually read, on an old manual typewriter. I have one letter from him, filled with strikeovers and handwritten additions, so I can testify as to how hamfist-

ed a two–finger typist he was. This book became a trip down three memory lanes and, much to his surprise (as recorded in his later memoir, My Times: Living with History, 1947-1995) became one of his most popular books. There are three threads to this short volume. He tells the story of the 13 days of their trip, and each chapter is a day of that journey. But each chapter triggers memories of two other time lines. One is of the journey his father, Frank, took to the gold fields in 1898, and on through his life to its very end. The other is Pierre’s memory of growing up in the Klondike as a youngster, and of returning to work in the corporate gold fields when he was putting himself through university in the 1930s. It is, I think, his most personal book. The two volumes of his memoirs contain more details, but seem to me to have less heart in them. The Drifting Home experience is covered in just five pages of My Times, which tends to be more of an “and then I wrote … or produced … or created” kind of narrative. As part of this year’s Authors on Eighth event, which I wrote about here during last summer, we read an hour’s worth of Drifting Home out loud while sitting outside the Berton House one fine evening just before Discovery Days. That prompted me to re-read the rest of it, so I took it with me in Kindle format and devoured most of it on the Air North flight from Yellowknife to Ottawa a

week later. It was even better than I recalled it, and I’ve always had a fond memory of that first reading. I recalled the book as having a photo insert and, sure enough, my 1976 hardcover edition does have a selection of 24 colour and black and white pictures. They didn’t make it into my signed paperback copy of the book, nor did they appear in the e-book edition. In the last chapter, one of the kids says, “I’d sure like to come back here, maybe work a couple of years.” Berton doesn’t say just which one, but I’d like to think it was Peggy-Anne, whose LinkedIn profile identifies her as

This is one of about 12 covers for different editions of this book a “Rock’n’Roll Raconteur, Filmmaker, Artist.” She spent a couple of years here in the 1990s. Pierre Berton’s book Drifting Home: A Family’s Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon River is available through the Yukon Public Libraries. Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Wednesdays, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Saturday Sewing 10:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre Every level of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced sewer, is welcome! Sun, Nov, 19, St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun, Nov, 19, Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre

BEAVER CREEK

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

BURWASH LANDING

Wednesdays, Culture/Craft Night 6:30 pm Jacquot Hall Wednesday evenings, join the fun starting new projects. Held in the Youth/ Elders room Thursdays, 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. Thu, Nov, 16, Trapper Training Workshops Jacquot Hall Burwash Landing For more information call 800-661-0408 ext 5652

CARCROSS

Tuesday & 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 info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wednesdays, Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wednedays, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Nov, 16, Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Nov, 16, CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Nov, 16, Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Nov, 16, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri, Nov, 17, Walking the Soul Path 1:00 PM Caribou Crossing Coffee Shop Book Reading and Signing Sat, Nov, 18, Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun, Nov, 19, St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon, Nov, 20, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Nov, 20, AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 21, Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 21, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Nov, 21, Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 21, Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Nov, 21, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 21, Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

CARMACKS

Tue, Nov, 21, Village of Carmacks Council Meeting 7:00 PM Carmacks Recreation Centre

DAWSON CITY

Wednesdays, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Wed, Nov, 15, - 16, Patterns of Migration by Robert Hengeveld KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The project ‘Where Phantoms Meet’ consists of two meticulously recreated boulders. These erratic rocks rest on the floor, motionless. The calm is periodically interrupted as the boulder picks up off the ground and begins to move and pivot about the space. Wed, Nov, 15, Artist Talk - Patterns of Migration by Robert Hengeveld 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The project ‘Where Phantoms Meet’ consists of two meticulously recreated boulders. 7:30PM Artist Talk at Yukon School of Visual Arts, 8:30PM Reception in the ODD Gallery Thu, Nov, 16, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Thu, Nov, 16, YouTube Karaoke with Holly 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri, Nov, 17, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Nov, 17, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Nov, 17, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your

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own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, Nov, 18, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Nov, 19, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Nov, 19, Prime Rib Dinner 8:00 PM Eldorado Hotel Sun, Nov, 19, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon, Nov, 20, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Nov, 20, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867993-2520 Wed, Nov, 22, Trivia Night 8:00 PM Eldorado Hotel Wed, Nov, 22, Henderson-Kolk Duo 8:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Canada’s own Henderson-Kolk Duo has built their audience’s loyalty with their choice of repertoire, stage charisma and a warm and intimate sound.

FARO

Tuesday & Thursdays 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. Tuesday & Thursdays Curcuit Training Classes 4:45 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call Kara at 994-3114 for more info, all fitness levels welcome. Wednesdays, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wed, Nov, 15, Seniors Walk 1:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Nov, 15, Seniors Cards 2:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Thu, Nov, 16, Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu, Nov, 16, Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Fri, Nov, 17, Seniors Cribbage 2:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Nov, 17, Family Movie Night - Meet Dave 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Contact Mike to reserve a spot by Nov 15, limited seating. 994-2375 Fri, Nov, 17, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun, Nov, 19, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun, Nov, 19, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon, Nov, 20, Nerf Battle Royale 3:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Open to Kids and adults. Parents, if you think your minibattler will need help, please join them. We will have juice and water to fuel up all the Battle Royalers! Mon, Nov, 20, Hockey 7:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Nov, 21, Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue, Nov, 21, Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Wed, Nov, 22, Seniors Walk 1:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Nov, 22, Seniors Cards 2:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed, Nov, 22, Broomball 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Check out the Yukon’s coolest sport! Grab sticks and balls and have some fun!

HAINES JUNCTION

Wednesday, 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, Nov, 15, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 12:004:00 Wed, Nov, 15, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Nov, 16, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu, Nov, 16, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Nov, 16, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Nov, 16, Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Nov, 16, Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu, Nov, 16, Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri, Nov, 17, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 12:00-4:00 Fri, Nov, 17, Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Nov, 17, Drop In Hockey 7:30 PM Haines Junction Community Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 12:00-4:00

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Sun, Nov, 19, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Nov, 20, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, Nov, 20, Yoga with Marguerite 5:15 PM Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Nov, 21, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 12:004:00 Tue, Nov, 21, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Tue, Nov, 21, Drop In Hockey 7:30 PM Haines Junction Community Centre Wed, Nov, 22, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 12:004:00

MARSH LAKE

Thu, Nov, 16, Sing in the Choir 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre For more information email Sarah Sage at marshlake@gmail.com. Fri, Nov, 17, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Nov, 18, FoodSafe Level 1 9:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Ages 16 and up can be certified, If you would like to register or request funding, email marshlake@gmail.com Sat, Nov, 18, Tot Group 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun, Nov, 19, Drop in Badminton 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Flu Shots 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 21, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Tot Group 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Yoga 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Tue, Nov, 21, 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.

MAYO

Fri, Nov, 17, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Nov, 19, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Nov, 21, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

MOUNT LORNE

Fri, Nov, 17, 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 Sun, Nov, 19, Smallholder Group Lorne Mountain Community Centre Film night - Graces Backyard, A documentary on a permaculture farm in Sweden. Call 6677083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net for more info. Mon, Nov, 20, Yoga and Meditation 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre All levels welcome—beginners and co Please register lmca@northwestel.net Or agnes 667 7083

OLD CROW

Thu, Nov, 16, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun, Nov, 19, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Nov, 21, Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

PELLY CROSSING

Thu, Nov, 16, Fall Author Tour with Michael Gates 1:00 PM Pelly Crossing Community Library From The Klondike to Berlin: The Yukon in WW 1. FREE. Everyone welcome. Books will be for sale.

TAGISH

Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wednesday & Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 3993418 Wed, Nov, 15, Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Nov, 15, Flu Shots 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed, Nov, 15, Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish. ca Thu, Nov, 16, Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu, Nov, 16, Catch Kids Club 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat, Nov, 18, FoodSafe Level 1 Tagish Community Centre Contact Patrick asap to let him know if you want to sign up for this

class. Date will be decided by the instructor. Call 399-3407 to inquire. Sat, Nov, 18, OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat, Nov, 18, Youth Music School 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat, Nov, 18, Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sun, Nov, 19, Craft Fair and Pancake Breakfast 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon. org Sun, Nov, 19, Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon.org Sun, Nov, 19, Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 6334903 tagishcc@gmail.com

TESLIN

Thu, Nov, 16, Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri, Nov, 17, Girls Club 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Fri, Nov, 17, 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, Nov, 21, After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue, Nov, 21, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue, Nov, 21, 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 Tue, Nov, 21, Volleyball Night 7:00 PM Teslin School Please call the Rec Centre for more info and to sign up so we can make the teams.

WATSON LAKE

Tuesday & 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, Nov, 16, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Nov, 16, Mocktails 1:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre We’ll be making mocktails with Tara from ADS. Please call Roxanne at 536-2125 Fri, Nov, 17, - 18, Christmas Family Photo Sessions Wye Lake Park Free family photo session with the donation of a nonperishable food item. Sat, Nov, 18, Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 AM Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sat, Nov, 18, Drop In Basketball 1:00 PM Watson Lake Secondary School Sun, Nov, 19, Christmas Pet Photos Wye Lake Park Free pet photo session with the donation of a non-perishable pet food item. Sun, Nov, 19, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Nov, 20, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Nov, 21, Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue, Nov, 21, Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake

HAINES

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 Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Tai Chi Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Monday & Wednesdays Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday & Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays Adult Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesday & 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

Monday & Wednesdays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wednesday & Fridays Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Monday & Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Nov, 15, Eric Carle Creative College part 1 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu, Nov, 16, Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Nov, 16, Rivertalk 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Nov, 17, Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri, Nov, 17, Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri, Nov, 17, Story time @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Nov, 17, Story time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Nov, 17, Eric Carle Creative College part 2 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Nov, 18, Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 19, - 23, The Lion in Winter Rehearsals Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 19, Yoga with Melina 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 19, Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Nov, 19, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 19, Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon, Nov, 20, Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 20, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Nov, 20, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 20, Rainbow Chains for Mini Tree 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Nov, 20, Rehearsals - Lion in Winter 7:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Nov, 21, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue, Nov, 21, Rehearsals - Lion in Winter 7:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Nov, 22, Finishing Touches Decorating the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 22, Rehearsals - Lion in Winter 7:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

SKAGWAY

Monday & Wednesdays, SpinFlex w/ Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Monday & Wednesdays, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Monday & 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 Wednesday & Sundays, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Tuesday & Thursdays, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tuesday & Thursdays, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tuesday & Thursdays, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays, Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latininspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays, 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, Nov, 17, Gentle Flow 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Sat, Nov, 18, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Nov, 18, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Nov, 18, 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. Mon, Nov, 20, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/ Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Nov, 20, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 21, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 21, 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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Active Interest LISTINGS Daily, Sunday to Friday, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sundays, 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, Friday & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts 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 info@aikidoyukon.ca Monday & Wednesdays, Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 PM Biathlon Range

Mondays & Wednesdays Explore Pilates 6:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Designed for people new to mat Pilates classes. Email or call for more info. 3343479 Tuesday & 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 Tuesdays, Buddy Up! 7:30 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Pair up with your spouse, partner, friend or companion & join Rebecca for this supportive, fun & challenging workout! Email or call for more info. 334-3479 Wednesdays, 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

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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 info@aikidoyukon.ca Wednesdays & Fridays Mommy Barre 10:00 AM Long Lean Mean Fitness Designed specifically for postpartum women, focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training. Email or call for more info. 334-3479 Fridays & Sundays, COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wed, Nov, 15 Early Bird 20/20/20 6:00 AM Long Lean Mean Fitness Early morning fun, energizing & effective workout! Email or call for more info. 334-3479

Wed, Nov, 15 What’s on the River? 12:00 PM Rotary Centennial Bridge Lunch-time birding with Cameron Eckert, Meet at the Fish Ladder at noon. Everyone welcome! 867-335-3918 jennifer_trapnell@hotmail. com Thu, Nov, 16 Early Bird 20/20/20 6:00 AM Long Lean Mean Fitness Early morning fun, energizing & effective workout! Email or call for more info. 334-3479 Thu, Nov, 16 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, Nov, 16 Drop-in Tennis 8:00 PM Yukon College Anyone is welcome to join, email tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com for more info. Fri, Nov, 17 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Nov, 17 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts

Sun, Nov, 19 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 19 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 19 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 19 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tue, Nov, 21 Early Bird 20/20/20 6:00 AM Long Lean Mean Fitness Early morning fun, energizing & effective workout! Email or call for more info. 334-3479 Tue, Nov, 21 Adult Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Tue, Nov, 21 FIT & Fierce 7:30 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Drop in class, all fitness levels are welcome.. Email or call for more info. 334-3479 Wed, Nov, 22 Early Bird 20/20/20 6:00 AM Long Lean Mean Fitness Early morning fun, energizing & effective workout! Email or call for more info. 334-3479

Thu, Nov, 16, Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan 7:30 PM Jack Hulland Elementary Thu, Nov, 16, Guided Meditation Class 7:30 PM Sacred Circle Massage & Wellness Call 334-8201 or email sacred. circle@live.ca for more info. Fri, Nov, 17, A Wellness Day 9:00 AM Grace Space Sample some practical wellness tools, and develop a basic personal wellness plan. It does not need to be complicated! Call 335-6216 or info@gracespaceyukon.com for more information. Sat, Nov, 18, Open Tai Chi Practise 10:00 AM Takhini Elementary School Sat, Nov, 18, PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun, Nov, 19, Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery Email wallymaltz@mac. com or call 335-9385 to register or for more information. Mon, Nov, 20, Slow Flow Morning Immersion 6:45 AM Breath of Life Collective Explore what’s possible in *your* body as you gently expand your boundaries Email for more info thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Mon, Nov, 20, Moving to Wellness 5:00 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Drop-ins

will be accepted and support people are welcome. To register or for more info please call 667-8733 Mon, Nov, 20, Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Nov, 20, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Nov, 20, Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Tue, Nov, 21, 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 blong@weightwatchers.ca Wed, Nov, 22, Flow Yoga with Stephanie 7:00 PM Grace Space Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience. For more information or to register: stephanietheyogini@gmail.com Wed, Nov, 22, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan - Section 2 7:00 PM Hidden Valley School

Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance.

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 Tuesdays Beginners Tai Chi 7:30 PM Jack Hulland Elementary 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

Wednesdays, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan - Section 2 7:00 pm Hidden Valley School Wednesdays, Beginners Tai Chi 7:30 pm Grey Mountain Primary School Wed, Nov, 15, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 PM White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715 Wed, Nov, 15, Flow Yoga with Stephanie 7:00 PM Grace Space Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience. For more information or to register: stephanietheyogini@gmail.com Wed, Nov, 15, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan - Section 2 7:00 PM Hidden Valley School Wed, Nov, 15, Beginners Tai Chi 7:30 PM Grey Mountain Primary School Thu, Nov, 16, Grief Journaling Workshop 7:00 PM Hospice Yukon Learn journaling techniques and explore a loss that you are grieving through writing. No previous writing experience is necessary. 667-7429 info@ hospiceyukon.net

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Canada Cup freestyle ski competition takes place at Mount Sima Nov. 23 to 26 by Kylie Campbell The Yukon’s Freestyle Ski History

Back in 2013, it was hard to believe that Mount Sima had much of a future. “The Mountain was bankrupt,” said Tyler Nichol, the Mount Sima Terrain Park creator and builder. “I thought I was going to have to move away. But the community got together and through meetings and lots of hard work, we saved it.” The rocky past since Mount Sima hosted the 2007 Canada Winter Games has seen the hill open only for three days in 2008 due to lack of funds and in 2010 there was an electric failure and a major lift rescue was undertaken, when it stalled on opening day and stranded skiers were evacuated off the lift using rope. However, today, Mount Sima has one of the most reputable standings in Canada for its ski hill and park capabilities according to Patrick Breault, competition manager for Freestyle Canada. “Yukon has created a great strategy utilising the climate. By far, they have built the best venue in the country. Sima has an amazing park builder and we will see a large number of great Yukon skiers as a result.” How did it change? In addition to the many involved over the years, two key people were Nichol and Lynda Harlow, president of Yukon Freestyle Ski Association. Nichol, originally from Dawson City, has been building parks since

he was a kid on the Dawson hills. From gold miner to nationallyrenowned park creator in Canada, Sima wouldn’t have the reputation without his skillset. After his park building experience during the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Nichol was invited to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver to work on their parks for the competition. From there his reputation exploded and he was offered the park manager job at Mount Seymour in North Vancouver. He now runs his own park building company Transition Industries and has created and designed Mount Sima’s park since 2013. According to Nichol, many international athletes utilise the park as they get quality pre-season training in November. “It’s an easy flight, close to town, accommodations, nearby is a great post training venue like the Canada Games Centre, plus we can make early snow,” Nichol said. In 2014, Jess Kimura, pro snowboard athlete from Vernon, B.C. came to experience Mount Sima. “The park at Sima is next level, especially for somewhere that isn’t a major corporate resort,” Kimura said. “It definitely stands up there with the best. Tyler is an amazing builder with a real eye for transition and properly built features.” Nichol’s experiences Outside cont’d on page 25 ...

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are a key part of attracting visitors like Kimura. She had a couple of private days riding in the park and then rode with the public, particularly the younger skiers, when it opened. “I asked if Jess wanted to come up, as she had a huge following,” Nichol said. “It was great to have her here and have the kids involved. Especially inspiring the younger girls to encourage them into the park. After that we got lots of phone calls about pre-sea-

son training from everywhere.” Not only was the creation of the park key, but also having athletes, local coaches and continuing to add to the the park have been important. Harlow became involved with Yukon Freestyle Ski Association and has been part of this development. She has two boys Josh (now 21) and Steven (now 24) who were involved in freestyle skiing. “Josh went down in 2011 to Momentum freestyle ski camp in

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Niko Rodden at Mount Sima Whistler and when he came back, he was hooked,” Harlow said. “I didn’t even know there was a freestyle club here!” The Yukon Freestyle Ski Association (YFSA) was founded in 2006 in preparation for the 2007 Canada Winter Games. “Year after year, it’s just gotten bigger, especially since the Olympics” Harlow said. “In 2012 we received funding to purchase

an Ample Air Bag and shortly thereafter started seeing podium finishes. “In 2016, we also built a dry slope, which was a multi-year project completed in 2016. This provides the opportunity for yearround training for the athletes.” Although her kids have long left the sport, she continues to be the driving force through organising athletes, coaches, and competitions for Yukon athletes and the Yukon through her work as president of the YFSA. “We are looking to the future by developing coaching for the future by providing opportunities for those older athletes interested in coaching and supporting them in the certification process,” Harlow said. “Its one of those sports where the comradery among all ages is amazing. The dynamics between athletes transcends age gaps. “I’ve been involved in many sports from figure skating, hockey, soccer, but this sport is truly incredible for athletes. They compete individually, but train and work together as a team.”

What is Freestyle Skiing?

Freestyle skiing made its Olympic debut as a demonstration sport in Calgary in 1988. As the sport has evolved over the years, there are now two main events:

Big Air and Slopestyle. “Skiing is something Canada has dominated for over a decade in competition like the Olympics,” said Breault. “In Canada, freestyle skiing isn’t as mainstream as other places in the world… freestyle is expressive and it’s still progressing and as younger generations come through, it continues to evolve – almost yearly it changes.” Big Air sounds exactly as it is, competitors take two or three runs over a single jump performing their best tricks while ensuring a smooth landing. It may sounds easy to land one jump, but try turning multiple times or back flipping off a jump 55 feet high, sometimes landing backwards. Slopestyle is one of the most accessible snow sports, as most ski resorts have a terrain park. The course can encompass jumps, pipes, rails and is up to the park creator’s imagination and the athlete’s creativity. The sport has experienced massive growth worldwide. Since establishing the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association in 1995, the sport has grown to more than 50 freestyle ski clubs across the country. Since its debut as a demonstration sport at the Calgary Olympics in 1988, it an official sport at the Lillehammer Olympics in 1992. cont’d on page 26 ...


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Schedule Date

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Fri, Nov. 24

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Men/Women qualifying round - Slopestyle Big Air training

Terrain Park, Big Air Site

Sat, Nov. 25

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Men/Women finals - Slopestyle Big Air training

Terrain Park, Big Air Site

Sun, Nov. 25

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Men/Women qualifying and finals - Big Air

Terrain Park

Sun, Nov. 25

4:00 p.m.

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Keegan Hopkins at Mount Sima Breault said. “They have really taken advantage of the climate; it’s like a training venue in February in Ontario, but instead it’s November. Normally we have to wait until January to host an event.

Canada Cup 2017

This year the Yukon will have three athletes competing in the events, all hoping to medal in the sport. Young Canadian athletes will descend upon Whitehorse and, as Patrick Breault said, “What I like about the Yukon is they support the event, which isn’t always the case. There is a big hospitality culture up there and the community really gets behind the event.” The Yukon Freestyle Ski Association hosts the Canadian Cup November 23 to 26 at Mount Sima. For more information, email the YFSA at yukonfreeski@gmail.com.

The Canada Cup started in 2014 and it is Yukon Freestyle Ski Association’s second time hosting the event at Mount Sima. It is the first event on the Canadian freestyle skiing tour calendar and brings in 70 to 90 athletes ranging from 15 to 20 years old. Most athletes belong to a provincial team; they are one tier below National level. The Canada Cup and tour has been a welcome addition for Canadian athletes. “Being a young sport, 10 years ago athletes in Canada had to travel to the States to bigger resorts,” Breault said. “Now athletes don’t have to go to the States, they can do it in Canada.” Mount Sima’s park expands freestyle skiers’ opportunities to train. “Mount Sima opened up a new training window for athletes,”

Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

Niko Rodden

Age: 18 From: Whitehorse Years Freestyling: 6 years Toughest Trick Completed: Double Cork 1080 (3 turns, 2 off-axis) Bio: Followed in big brother Miguel’s footprints, competed in Canada Cup last year and hoping to medal this year.

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon

PHOTO: Remy Rodden

PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

PHOTO: Isaac Pumphrey

“It’s the most exciting sport you could ever watch,” Harlow said. “Watching the kids do what they do. It’s a sport that allows them to be creative with slopestyle.”

PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

Yukon Competitor Profiles

Miguel Rodden

Age: 20 From: Whitehorse Years Freestyling: 7 years Toughest Trick Completed: Switch 1440 (4 spins) Bio: 8th place 2016 Canada Cup, hoping to make the podium this year. He has been on the North American circuit for 3 years and just came back from training in New Zealand.

Age: 23 From: Whitehorse Years Freestyling: 12 years Toughest Trick Completed: Double cork 1260 (3 ½ turns, 2 off-axis) Bio: One of first members of YFSA and now oldest member. Last year, he came in 1st in qualifying for the Canada Cup, but didn’t make podium. He’s hoping to do better this time.

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