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he 15th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 23 with the Business After Hours (BAH) Humbug event at the Yukon government Main Administration Building foyer. The annual fundraising event for Yukon health care concludes on Dec. 2 with the Alkan Air Grand Ball, a formal seated dinner that is already sold out. The event captures the Christmas spirit and is built around the beautiful trees that are on display at the Main Administration Building from Nov. 23 until Nov. 28, and later available for auction at the final dinner. Each year, a variety of local businesses design and sponsor a tree package that includes the tree itself and special items. “This year we have about 17 tree sponsors,” said Yukon Hospital Foundation President Karen Forward. “We’ll have about 12

trees on display in the (Main Administration Building) foyer. Some of the trees are just too difficult to set up and move when we transfer them to the convention centre.”

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Forward said they’d like to make sure the public has as much opportunity as possible to view the trees while they are on display in the Main Administration Building and be a part of the festival. “We’d really like children to

have a chance to see the trees and have made the Skookum Asphalt Santa Breakfast on November 25 a big event,” Forward said. “Families can enjoy pancakes and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will be additional activities like face-painting, a family-friendly performance from the Sourdough Rendezvous CanCan dancers, and a storytime lady in the children’s corner. This year, we will also have a photographer on site to take photos for parents.” Air North will also have a cookies with Santa on November 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Main Administration Building foyer. Guests can have a cookie with Santa and see the trees on display. However, Forward notes that the event isn’t just about the trees and the fun holiday events. Behind all the festivities is a charcont’d on page 3...

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Christmas cheer and improving health care... cont’d itable cause: supporting health care. “The Yukon Hospital Foundation has a goal to enhance health care,” Forward said. “It helps support beyond what government can provide.” The foundation has recently launched a new fundraising campaign to develop a simulation centre. The concept includes interactive dolls that can simulate symptoms and reactions and a dedicated training space with software and IT infrastructure to simulate medical scenarios. “Our medical professionals often go Outside for training and it’s not tailored for the North,” Forward explained. “With a simulation centre in the Whitehorse General Hospital, they can provide Yukon-specific training that integrates all front-line workers at the same time. “Often doctors would only train with doctors and nurses with nurses. This way we can have all workers, including Emergency Medical Services responders or mining medics be part of the training simulation.” Forward added that part of the program will be mobile and available to be transported to hospitals and nursing stations in rural Yukon

to simulate scenarios they may experience on location. The concept was brought forward by doctors at the hospital who had undertaken simulation training Outside. “Dr. Ken Quong, who is the doctor’s rep on the foundation’s board, brought forward the doctors’ desire to have a training mannequin and the idea evolved into the actual space,” Forward said. “The doctors will actually be doing a presentation on the simulation centre at the BAH Humbug. I understand they have something special planned.” The Festival of Trees has a variety of events for the whole family. For the full schedule, and to find out more about the foundation, visit their website, www. yhf.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.

Schedule: Goldcorp BAH Humbug Cocktail Party – Nov. 23 Yukon Government Main Administration Building Skookum Asphalt Santa Breakfast – Nov. 25 Yukon Government Main Administration Building Air North, Yukon’s Airline Cookies with Santa - Nov. 28 Yukon Government Main Administration Building Save on Foods Seniors’ Soiree – Dec. 1 Yukon Convention Centre Alkan Air Grand Ball – Dec. 2 Yukon Convention Centre

On the Cover Christmas trees go to auction during the Festival of Trees Photo: Rick Massie

What’s Inside Festival of Trees .................... 2 Didee/Didoo ......................... 3 16 Days to End Violence .......... 4 Step Outside ........................ 5 Geek Nation ......................... 7

Strategic Race I don’t know the word “slow” I only know the word “go” The runners were top notch An’ we raced against the watch. I just pretend that I’m a rabbit Cause running is my habit. It was a blistering pace But I like to give chase. I run like an Arctic hare And I train for hardware. I had to run really hard ‘Cause I wanted the gold award. I felt really strong An’ nothing went wrong. I drafted and paced behind

An’ I sprinted to the finish line. I didn’t want to look back When I was the head of the pack. It was the best race ever ‘Cause I had to be clever. My gold medal was big news But I really had to cruise. It was a big surprise And I had to be wise. We raced the five An’ I was the first to arrive. I’m 30 years past my prime And I set a record time.

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t’s that time of year again when the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiElles team up with a number of community groups to deliver a series events in our community that promise to encourage dialogue, to take action and increase awareness to end violence against women and girls. This year’s campaign theme is “It’s Never Ok” and will focus on ending gender-based violence. The campaign this year marks a shift in thinking and will be a little bit different. Nationally and internationally women’s organizations are not only talking about violence against women and girls, we are now talking about gender-based violence. According to the Status of Women Canada, gender-based violence is the abuse of power and control perpetrated against individuals based on their gender identity, gender expression, or perceived gender. Violence against women is just one form of gender-based violence. Folks who identify as LGBTQQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and two-spirit) and gender nonconforming people experience a high rate of genderbased violence. In other words, we are expanding our lens so that we work towards ending the exclusion of and violence towards our LGBTQQI2S and gender non-conforming com-

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munity members in our efforts to address social injustices. The kick-off event this year will be a rockin’ women lead band night at Epic Pizza on Saturday, November 25. There are a number of events planned that can be found on the EndViolenceYukon.com website. This line up of events includes a talk with former professional football player, JR LaRose, called Be More than a Bystander; a series of film screenings hosted by the White Ribbon Campaign, Les EssentiElles, and the Girls and Trans Rainbow Youth Group, a lunch and learn event focused on Yukon Women in the Sex Trade, the consent crew at Yukon College; workshops held by Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE), and the December 6th vigil to honour the women-identified victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Yukon. The campaign will end with an event held at the Human Rights Commission on Sunday, December 10, which is Human Rights Day. By including this event on Human Rights Day we are aligning our efforts with other communities across Canada, and we are emphasizing that addressing gender-based violence is critical, since it acts as a barrier for our community members to access opportunities and/or basic rights such as health care and citizenship. The final difference, and this

was a hard one, was the decision to move the Take Back the Night march back to September in order to re-align with other initiatives across Canada. Last January community members came together to organize this women’s march with a staggering attendance of over 200 community members in temperatures of -37ºC. What makes the Take Back the Night march such an inspiring event and so effective in sending a message is that there are simultaneous marches held all over the world. We can say the same for the international SlutWalks that have been held. Now more than ever, groups are coming together in a number of communities to express that they will not tolerate gender-based violence. That’s where hope and resistance can inspire change. Let’s let continue to encourage dialogue, healing, honour resistance to violence and work together to create social change. Check out the website the EndViolenceYukon.com or the Facebook pages of the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiElles for more details about these events. Reem Girgrah is the Court Watch Volunteer Coordinator at the Yukon Status of Women Council. Originally from Ottawa/unceded Algonquin territory, if she isn’t advocating for human rights you can find her stand up paddling.

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During the rut it is not uncommon to have a bull answer a call and come right into or very near camp, so I called numerous times each day. Other than a curious cow that came to the call no moose were seen during my stay. I came home after eight days to get some other things in life attended to. That was a bit of a mistake on my part, as on Day 9 a 52” bull came into the call at a slough that our son was calling from. The next day, with the moose hanging in camp, he was hunting grouse and a medium sized black bear came into range and is now in the freezer as roasts, stew and smokies. This trip was my first wall tent camp and I would encourage anyone who can afford it to check out these tents. They come with an aluminum pipe frame, which all fits together in minutes and the canvas tent is simply fitted over the frame and all held together with a rope system on the frame and pegs into the ground. This rope system is ideal for hanging your wet clothes to dry in the heat of the wood stove. The two tents were 10’ x 12’ and 12’ x 14’ with the slightly larger

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The Yukon Comic Culture Society brings a holiday-themed craft market to the Gold Rush Inn on Dec. 3

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f you don’t know what to get the geek on your Christmas list, the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) is coming to the rescue. The Society is hosting an event called Geek the Halls on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. According to Tracy Erman, president of the YCCS, the craft and collectibles fair is the natural next step after last year’s nerdy Christmas effort – a Santa/superhero photo booth the Society ran at the Great Canadian Superstore. Erman says the idea was “just in her head” at the time – she had a vision of Santa and Captain America battling around a Christmas tree. As it turns out, so did many Yukoners, who stopped into the store for a photo with Santa and the superhero (“though the kids would often choose not to have Santa in the picture,” Erman laughs). This year, the venue has

Lindsey Johnson and Acasea Lane offer fine art and comic-related prints, comics and T-shirts. In addition to vendors, there will be a holidaythemed RPG one shot. For the uninitiated, that’s a role-playing game, one that usually lasts weeks, but distilled down into a four or fivehour version. Erman says YCCS will also be there selling a table of its own items, including Con merchandise, as a minifundraiser for PHOTOS: Erik Pinker ton the Society. For more information as additional vendors workshops are announced, Whitehorse cosplayer Amber Rudd, right, seen here at Yukomicon and visit Yukon Comic Culture Society with Justin Saint, will be attending the Geek the Halls Craft Fair on Dec. 3 as Elsa on Facebook.

changed to accommodate a bigger, better version of the event. Erik Pinkerton Photography will be onsite to run the photo booth, featuring Captain

clothing lines and artists. Gisook is a line of vintageinspired jewellery and clothing made from recycled

Zelda and more. Ness Monster Designs sells 3D sculptures of dragons,

America, as well as Elsa from Frozen and possibly a few others. Erman says at least nine vendors have confirmed, including a number of Whitehorse-based

sweaters. Kimberley Crawford sells prints, cards and stickers featuring fantasy characters such as Sailor Moon, Link from Legend of

mermaids and centaurs, as well as nerdy gift tags, fantasy prints and hand-sewn stuffed creatures. Grayfire Industries makes steampunk clothing and hats, and

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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.

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Wednesdays Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 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 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. Wed, Nov, 22, Paint Party Fundraiser 3:00 pm Yukon College Fundraiser for the Yukon College Student Refugee Program, Come, paint, take home your masterpieces, and support a great cause. Email mferguson@ yukoncollege.yk.ca or call 668- 8752. to register Wed, Nov, 22, Wayback Wednesdays Uncommon Circumstances: Northern Medicine 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Yukon history coming alive with wild stories, crazy characters and unique events. Thu, Nov, 23, 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, 23, Hand Games 5:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Health Centre For more info contact Winston Smarch at 633-8422 Thu, Nov, 23, BAH Humbug Cocktail Party 5:30 pm YTG building main foyer Opportunity to mingle with neighbours, community business leaders and politician while checking out locally decorated festive trees for the holiday season. Thu, Nov, 23, Interfaith Potluck Dinner 5:30 pm Whitehorse United Church All are welcome. Call 667-2989 for more information. Thu, Nov, 23, 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, 23, Audio Arts Immersion Program 7:00 pm Shipyards Park Biweekly workshops where we will learn about different aspects of sound, history, techniques, as well as allow participants to discuss and work on their own projects. Email audioart@cjucfm.com for more info. Thu, Nov, 23, Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri, Nov, 24, 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

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Sun, Nov, 26, 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, 26, Mountain Madness Paint Party 4:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Call/Text/Email Jamie for more information Jamiejoywilliams@outlook.com 335-9115 Sun, Nov, 26, Paint Party 6:00 pm Boston Pizza Red moon, all supplies provided and step by step instructions. Limited space (15 ppl) Sign up at Boston Pizza Mon, Nov, 27, 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: 888668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Nov, 27, 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, 27, Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon, Nov, 27, Available Light Cinema: Vancouver: No Fixed Address 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Filmmaker in attendance for Q&A after screening - Dir. Charles Wilkinson, 75 minutes Mon, Nov, 27, Available Light Cinema: The Florida Project 8:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Drama · Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates.115 mins Tue, Nov, 28, 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, 28, (co)space Conversations with Neal Stone 12:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Explore the power of customer-led business transformation, his work has been transformative, helping businesses find the creative balance. Tue, Nov, 28, 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, 28, Cult/Occult: David Bowie Blackstar 8:00 pm The Social House B-Movie effects, melodramatic acting, eclectic soundtrack and Bowie’s effortless charisma. Preceded by Le Voyage Danes La Lune 1902, George Méliès 14 min Free admission + popcorn Wed, Nov, 29, Counsel by the Fire Whitehorse, Yukon Every Wednesday Contact Britteny for more info: 332-9552. Wed, Nov, 29, Working in Social Services The Essential Skills 9:00 am Westmark Whitehorse Introductory workshop provides the fundamental understanding and skills required for working with people in a helping capacity. Call to register 877-353-3205. Wed, Nov, 29, 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.

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Tradition and Values The Jeremy Pelt Quintet will perform a Jazz on the Wing show at the YAC on Sunday, Nov. 26 by Ken Bolton

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so you’ve gotta be the loudest one in order to affect how other people are going to perceive you. I don’t mind saying it, but at this point there’s a whole bunch of untalented people out there who are getting a lot of press.” That’s true whether it’s jazz, hip hop, rock, or R ‘n’ B, Pelt added. “You’ve got festivals telling you they’re not going to book you unless you have at least 10,000 followers on Twitter to corroborate the fact that you’re somebody. They don’t know who you are, because they’re not really fans of the music to begin with. “At this point, it’s my students’ world. I’m only 41 years old, but in today’s terms that is old. We’re no longer in an age where anything I say is going to be anywhere near any kind of technologically sound advice,” Pelt admitted. “All I can do as a teacher is teach them the fundamentals of the music.” The Jeremy Pelt Quintet will be at the Yukon Arts Centre on Sunday, November 26, for a Jazz on the Wing concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. To learn more about the quintet’s personnel – including pianist Victor Gould, bassist Richie Goods, drummer Jonathan Barber and percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo – go to www.Jazzyukon.com. Ticket information is at YukonArtsCentre.com.

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he email said Jeremy Pelt was between engagements in Europe and China, with just a “sliver of time” of time for a phone interview from his New York City home. For the first few minutes, the answers were terse, non-committal, perhaps a bit jetlagged. Or maybe he just wasn’t into it. Asked about his earliest influences as a jazz trumpeter, the response was brusque. “I don’t even answer those questions any more. I’m sorry.” Once the subject turned to the legacy he hoped to leave to younger musicians, however, the words started to flow. “I hope they would inherit the fact that I was very studied and rooted in the tradition of the music, before branching off into whatever realm that they went to,” he said. “Whether they decided they would do hip hop, or whatever, that’s not a problem to me. But I always like to be really rooted in tradition and the values that come with that.” Pelt is, indeed, deeply-rooted. After graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, he rapidly became a fixture on the New York City jazz scene. He’s a five-time winner of the Rising Star award presented by DownBeat magazine and the international Jazz Journalists Association, has recorded 11 albums to date and tours abroad extensively. He also performs frequently with the likes of the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Big Band and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band. “Obviously, if Duke Ellington was still alive, and Cannonball Adderley was still alive, and they

horse rance in White e ea p p a d ir th s Centr make his t the Yukon Art remy Pelt will a Je t r te te in e u p q m is u h tr h ed jazz performing wit New York-bas this weekend, called me, that would be a great thing. “At the same time, to play with people who did play with them for so long, that were part of making the music that I definitely adored, is something of an honour.” But what did he mean by the “tradition and values” of his art? “The values of upholding the music to a certain standard of how it was presented back then, while making your own personal stamp on the music,” he riffed. “When I was first on the scene, you were encouraged and almost kind of scared into learning the American Song Book, because that was the key to having longevity in terms of working. You had to know a lot of songs.” That’s no longer the case for millennials such as his own students, he explained.

“The scene has changed so drastically that it is no longer a requirement for you to know a whole bunch of songs. It’s not a prerequisite to having a lot of work.” Pelt also notes a decline in the sense of collegiality that characterized the jazz world of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, before he even came on the scene. “This is obviously speculative on my part, but I just feel like there was a lot more respect and admiration from musician to musician and composer to composer, which allowed different musicians to learn music without ego,” he said. “Now everybody’s got such an ego. Nobody’s really learning anybody else’s material, because they’ve got their own thing, and they’re very excited about presenting their own material.” Pelt attributes the change to at

least two factors: the difficulty of keeping up with the amount of material available, and the pressure to earn a niche in a market with fewer opportunities. “Guys like myself - and certainly guys older than myself – have had the opportunity to go through the wringer, of being in a lot of different situations that produce a certain type of visibility. People recognize you from this gig, or this gig, or this gig.” Younger musicians, on the other hand, have to create their own opportunities to gain exposure, which sometimes manifests itself in unhealthy ways. “There is a way of doing that and still being respectful, still being part of a team. Only, they don’t see it that way, because a lot of times what you see is ambition. “Closed mouths don’t get fed,

Ken Bolton is a freelance writer who lives southeast of Whitehorse.

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Wild Game Recipes with Sydney Oland

Roasted bone marrow with parsley

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oasted bone marrow has got to be one of the simplest dishes ever – a hot oven is really all you need to know.

This classic bistro dish can be found all over menus in Europe and North America, usually served with plenty of crusty bread and salt. This year I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on some moose bones that are full of beautiful thick marrow. Turns out that moose marrow, like beef marrow (and I’m assuming bison as well) roasts beautifully and tastes delicious. Marrow is really rich, so if it’s an appetizer serve one bone per person, if you’re making it a meal serve three or four pieces per person. The parsley salad in this recipe is a very heavy nod towards a favorite chef of mine in London (thanks Mr. Henderson!) – the parsley and lemon do a lovely job cutting the heaviness of the fatty marrow. Make sure you’ve got lots of white wine on hand when you serve. Serves 2

Roasted bone marrow with parsley INGREDIENTS

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2, 4-inch moose bones 2 Tbsp chopped parsley 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp capers, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste Toast, to serve

Lemon and parsley cut the fattiness of the bone marrow

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Vulnerability and shared space

Singer-songwriter Kim Beggs is nearing the end of her longest Canadian tour to date by Ken Bolton

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nyone who has attended a Kim Beggs concert, or listened to one of her CDs, knows that the subject of death often shows up in her lyrics. It certainly did on October 12, during the sixth of 41 stops on her current two-month marathon tour. Earlier that day, the Whitehorse singer-songwriter and her tour partner, Winnipegger Marcel Desilets, had travelled five hours from Sudbury, Ontario, in the blue Toyota Echo her parents use to haul their goats to market. Now they were in Peterborough, performing for about 25 people at a house concert to promote her latest CD, Said Little Sparrow. For most of the first set, Desilets had been providing vocal harmonies and banjo accompaniment. “Touring with a banjo player does present a challenge, because they have to tune a lot. That’s just a reality of the banjo. It has nothing to do with the musicians themselves,” Beggs said. “Because the tuning has to happen, I have to fill the space. And because I’m so comfortable with Marcel, it really puts me at ease, and I kind of have a pretty good flow with my chatter.” Desilets was switching to dobro for the new tune, but realized he needed a few minutes to re-tune his instrument. Unperturbed, Beggs decided to throw an unusual question out to her audience: What plans did have for when they die? “That’s the first time I ever asked that. It was fun. I wasn’t planning on asking it, but it opened up something in the audience,” she said. Besides touching a vulnerability in her listeners, that spontaneous query also opened a vulnerability in herself, Beggs explained the next day. “It’s actually a nice question. I might include that in other shows. Of course, it all depends on the room. The stage is almost like a

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Kim Beggs is no stranger to sharing a small vehicle with a tour partner. She is seen here with fellow Whitehorse musician Natalie Edelson, in Armstrong, B.C. in 2010 PHOTOS: Ken Bolton confessional, but hopefully I won’t go overboard on my confessions,” she added with a long laugh. The new CD is her seventh since her 2004 debut, Streetcar Heart. By her own admission, it is more personal than some of her earlier efforts. The booklet of lyrics even includes stories written by her 80-year-old mother, and her older sister, Edna. “I’m aware of how much of myself I’m exposing on the album, and I think that might be why it took me so long to get the artwork together, and decide on some of the stories,” she said. “I thought, ‘Jeez, Kim, are you putting too much of yourself out there?’ But then I thought, ‘Well, what is this music about? Why am I sharing this music?’ “And I guess it is about being vulnerable, and I think if I make myself vulnerable, that empowers people. It empowers me, and because of that, it empowers other people.” During the break at the Peterborough concert, one listener opened up to her privately about some of the darkness in his own life. For Beggs, that confirmed why she made the album and why

she’s doing this tour. “That can be a real nice thing about a house concert. It has that intimacy, where people feel comfortable, because you’re in a home. It might be different at a venue. When someone comes up to you beside the stage, they might not say the same thing.” A few nights earlier, Beggs had had a similar encounter at a “very,

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very small” show in Montreal, where she knew every audience member except one woman. “I didn’t talk about death at all in the show, but she said, ‘My sister is dying, and I’d like to get one of your albums, because I find it so uplifting and I think that might be really nice for her.’ “I told her that my brother had passed away, and she immediately

knew that I knew what she was feeling. I think that made her feel good, and not alone in her journey with her sister.” Beggs ended up giving her new friend a copy of her 2010 album, Blue Bones, which includes a song called “Longest Dream”, which she wrote for her younger brother, Howie, who died in 2007. The latest CD marks the singersongwriter’s first foray into producing, but she is known for keeping close tabs on all aspects of her musical output, and even creating most of the artwork for her albums. “I would really much rather have a manager and a booking agent, honestly. I would rather put more energy into preparing artistically, and maybe thinking more about the stories, and trying to have a more choreographed show, but my time and energy get sucked,” she said. Besides maturing as a writer and performer, Beggs feels she has grown in terms of the choices she makes – including inviting Desilets to share this entire tour, which began October 5 in Owen Sound, Ontario, and will end December 1 in Winnipeg. For one thing, having someone else do the driving frees her to make phone calls about promotions and venues, and to connect with fans during lengthy stretches between performances. “In terms of sharing that space, it’s working so well with Marcel. We’ve known each other for over 10 years, and we’ve toured several times. We have a real appreciation and respect for one another, and what each other needs for space.”

Ken Bolton is a freelance writer and former co-editor of What’s Up Yukon.

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De-stone dates, cover with hot water and set aside to soften for an hour. Then purée in a blender. Method: Cream shortening and sugar very gradually. Add egg, then the oatmeal and flour, baking soda and salt sifted together. Add vanilla, milk and take out onto floured board, roll until thin and cut with a floured cutter. Spread date paste on one cookie and place another cookie on top. Press edges down and Bake at 350ºF eight to 10 minutes. Murray Martin shares recipes from the 1940s with us. Questions about his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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The Yukon’s

Magnificent 11 Doug Sack takes a look at the Yukon Territory’s 11 numbered roads

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our humble word servant has wanted to write the following series for more than 40 years, but was pathetically unqualified to do so because there are 11 magnificent numbered roads in the Yukon and he had only been on nine of them. I was missing numbers’ six and 10 until recently. Here are the stars of the show with introductory headlines about each. Some, like five and seven, feel like dependable old friends, almost part of the family, while others are new acquaintances with their own perspectives. Collectively, they are almost like people the way they interact with human lives or, at least, this one.

Hwy 1 - Alaska Highway

The Willie Nelson of Yukon roads seems like it’s been around forever and never changes, but that’s just a perspective and we need to get “On the Road Again.”

Hwy 2 - Klondike Highway

The Money Trail mimics the 1898 gold rush route from Pacific tidewater to the Klondike gold-bearing bedrock, but it took a roundabout route to get from Skagway to Dawson by way of Mayo. We’ll explain in an upcoming article in this series.

Hwy 3 - Haines Road

Should have been called The Dalton Trail, since it follows the old First Nations’ land route to the Klondike along which Jack Dalton improbably herded cattle to Dawson.

Hwy 4 - Campbell Highway

This is the most famous and successful of the 1960’s “Roads to Resources,” which modernized the Yukon and opened up Faro after the Mayo Road mothballed the sternwheelers.

Hwy 5 - Dempster Highway

The first road in North America to cross the Arctic Circle was built to hold a pipeline, but never did. This year it was extended to Tuktoyaktuk, so now it is finally possible to drive to the shore of our

third ocean, the Arctic.

Hwy 6 - Canol Road

The biggest waste of time, money and hard labour in the Yukon’s history successfully provided Whitehorse with fuel, for one year, then was pronounced a dismal, expensive failure and shut down in 1945 when the war ended.

Hwy 7 - Atlin Road

The road itself isn’t breathtaking, stunning or captivating, but the destination certainly is. Atlin is in British Columbia, but this rare gemstone belongs to the Yukon and gets no respect from B.C.

Hwy 8 - Tagish Road

This is the shortest road in the Yukon with the most fish, as it crosses Six Mile River, which is a fish freeway between Tagish and Marsh lakes also known as Tagish Narrows. The fish have no option but to go under the fishing bridge at Tagish, a true captive audience where “8” is a lucky number.

Hwy 9 - Top of the World Highway

It’s not really the top of the world nor would I say it’s a highway, but this shortcut over the mountaintop tundra from Dawson City to Chicken, Alaska was built solely to blow minds which it does every summer travel season.

Hwy 10 - Nahanni Range Road

Tucked away and isolated in the southeast corner of the Territory, just north of Watson Lake, this road is the best kept secret in the Yukon for adventure drivers. Shhhh!

Hwy 11 - Silver Trail Highway

An extension of the original Mayo Road built in the early 1950s, this loop through the silver lode country of Galena Mountain, Elsa and Keno City was built to speed up the movement of ore bags to Whitehorse via Mayo Landing and directly led to the mothballing of the sternwheelers. The Yukon went from rivers to roads when it was completed, which caused mining revenues to quadruple when the bridges opened.

The Canol Road has limited maintenance PHOTO: Luigi Zanasi

Part 1 Highway 6: Canol Road (South) It is 226 kilometres from Mile 0 at Johnson’s Crossing on the Alaska Highway to Ross River, where a prehistoric cable ferry crosses the Pelly River and separates the Canol into South and North – though it is really one road. It took me 10 hours to get there at the scintillating speed of 22.6 kph, slower than the fastest humans can run. I was going so slow on this Tibetan yak trail I felt like the mountains were watching me instead of the other way around. Roughly halfway along this torturous dog’s breakfast of potholes, washboards, axle busters, one lane bridges and steep cutbanks with no guardrails is the beautiful, quaint Quiet Lake campground, which couldn’t be named anything else. At that point, with pieces falling off both the truck and travel trailer, I figured I had less than a 50 per cent chance of making it to Ross River and the graded Highway 4 (Campbell Highway), which would feel like a European autobahn after this South Canol llama route. The only part of this lame excuse for a road that didn’t freak me out is the park-like setting at Mile 0, where I am currently camped and writing this on the way home. There is an innocent sign saying “No Services for the Next 226 km’s”, which doesn’t begin to tell the story of what’s in store if you don’t turn around and forget about it. The inside of my poor little Rpod travel trailer looked like the Belushi brothers hosted a frat party while I was driving. At least the fridge didn’t open and puke out its contents on the

floor (because I had it duct-taped shut), but one of the burners on the stove popped off and disappeared. Couldn’t find it. The last time this road was graded FDR was still president, or so it seemed, and there were several signs and plaques proclaiming the Canol as one of the biggest financial blunders of World War II and “a complete waste of time, money and manpower” in the U.S. government’s own words. My truck and camper were so

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South Canol.....?” --Doug Sack

the U.S. Army, only has to go for a drive in either direction to get the picture. The Canol Road literally hasn’t been changed, upgraded or improved since it was abandoned in 1945. Aside from limited maintenance, it’s living history. It may have been built for all the right reasons at the time, but now it’s just a hunting trail although there are rumours the northern version is going to be rebuilt in the near future because there is still plenty of Tungsten to be mined in them thar hills o’er Macmillan Pass to the NWT. It is easily the nastiest numbered road in the Yukon and why we opened with it. The worst shall be first and the fast shall be last. Doesn’t every beautiful family have a twisted sibling like the South Canol to mess up the family portrait? Next time: Part 2: Klondike Highway (Hwy 2) and Silver Trail Highway ( Hwy11)

wounded by the time we got to Ross, I was struggling to come up with a positive angle upon which to hang this cheerful, flattering and enthusiastic road review until it hit me: RETRO! Any old timer who is nostalgic for the old Alaska Highway or youngster who wants to know what all Yukon roads once were like, especially those constructed by

Doug Sack, 70, is the editor of Sourdough Chronicle, the quadannual newsletter of the Yukon Council on Aging. Before that, he was young.

A map to this series Part 1: Introduction and Canol Road (Hwy 6) Part 2: Klondike Highway (Hwy 2) and Silver Trail (Hwy 11) Part 3: Campbell Highway (Hwy 4) and Nahanni Range (Hwy 10) Part 4: Atlin Road (Hwy 7) and Tagish Road (Hwy 8) Part 5: The Dempster (Hwy 5) and Top of the World (Hwy 9) Part 6: Haines Road (Hwy 3) and Alaska Highway (Hwy 1)

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The Yukon Association for Community Living hosts a Christmas Craft Fair and Open House on Dec. 2

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n Saturday, December 2, the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House. I stopped by their location on Fourth Avenue and spoke to Shonagh McCrindle, the employment program coordinator, to find out more. I was surprised at how roomy the space was and how welcoming, with comfortable couches and chairs. The place was active with staff working on their tasks and a few crafters busy with their projects. One participant, Faith, introduced herself and explained that she made scarves and had various products available year round, changing it up by the season. Along with scarves, there will be a number of other handmade crafts for sale, including coffee mix, cookies in a jar and a variety of handmade, decorative items. Throughout the fall, YACL has supported a handful of people with disabilities to create their own art and craft items and the open

house on Dec. 2 is an opportunity for these artists to sell their products. Other artists like Becca Ross, an artist who uses beads and metal chain pieces, works more independently. She will have some of her original jewelry pieces at the craft fair and open house, and Yukon woodworker Matt Grunder will be featuring several of his handmade pieces for sale, too. The Yukon Association for Community Living was founded in 1964 and is a member of the Canadian Association for Community Living. The community living movement was started in Canada by families who hoped that their loved ones would be allowed to live in, and be supported by, the community. “We were founded on the idea of a community where everyone is accepted,” explained YACL Executive Director Colette Acheson. “Whitehorse has always been a very open place and we see daily the many ways that the general public is inclusive and invites people with disabilities to be involved in every aspect of life

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Teddy Jackson (left) and his crafting-partner display some of their crafts from last year

u here.” Staff will be on hand at the open house to share information about the organization and available services. The YACL offers several ongoing programs for families, children, teens and adults, including a monthly dance, a weekly Peer Mentor Youth program, employment and pre-em-

Avid painter and skilled carver, Jackson displays Christmas Trees he crafted last year that sold out

ployment support, life skills and sexual health training, along with special interest workshops for families on various intellectual disability-related issues. But do come out and see for yourself how effective this Yukon organization is. Come out for the snacks and coffee sponsored by Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters, or to enjoy seeing the crafts and meeting one of several artists and crafters. The Yukon Association for Community Living Annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House takes place Saturday, December 2 from

noon until 5 p.m. They are located in the Yukon Inn Plaza on 4th Avenue, across the street from McDonalds.

Els Lundgaard is a Whitehorsebased writer and food lover. Questions or comments about her articles can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.


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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. 334-3479 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 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 Thu, Nov, 23 FIT for the Holiday’s 6:00 am Peak Fitness Get FIT for the Holidays with Insanity Live, Drop in or sign up call 668-4628 for more information. Thu, Nov, 23 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, 23 High Velocity 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Thu, Nov, 23 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, 23 Drop-in Tennis 8:00 pm Yukon College Anyone is welcome to join, email tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com for more info.

Wellness LISTINGS Studies have shown that by performing a regular rotation every 8 - 10,000kms the life of your tires is significantly increased, in most cases by up to 25%. Other factors such as driving style, application and tire pressure will also affect tread life. Failure to regularly perform rotations has proven to cause several different abnormal wear patterns such as diagonal, accelerated and uneven wear. The common rule for rotations is to move the drive axle tires straight forward or back depending on the vehicle and the free rolling axle should be crossed.

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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 334-9317 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 Wednesdays, Flow Yoga with Stephanie 7:00 PM Grace Space Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience. For more

Fridays & Sundays, COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fri, Nov, 24 – Sun. Nov.26 Whitehorse Canada Cup Slope Style Mount Sima Fri, Nov, 24 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri, Nov, 24 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri, Nov, 24 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 26 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 26 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 26 Bears 1:30 pm Biathlon Range Sun, Nov, 26 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun, Nov, 26 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue, Nov, 28 FIT for the Holiday’s 6:00 am Peak Fitness Get FIT for the Holidays with Insanity Live, Drop in or sign up call 668-4628 for more information. Tue, Nov, 28 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Tue, Nov, 28 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 Tue, Nov, 28 Drop-in Touch Rugby 9:15 pm Canada Games Centre Beginners and lifelong players of all ages, genders and ability welcome. Wed, Nov, 29 Youth Discover Scuba Diving 7:30 pm Virginia Labelle Learn about scuba and basic scuba safety, and getting our gear ready and practice some scuba skills before we enter the Weightless World of the deep end for some frisbee fun! Call 332-0351 for more information, and to register!

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information or to register: stephanietheyogini@ gmail.com Wednesdays, Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan - Section 2 7:00 PM Hidden Valley School Wed, Nov, 22, Get Out Of Bed! 6:15 am Physio Plus Morning conditioning is our primary focus - getting those arms and legs ready for winter sports and fire up that core for winter stability! 322-7587 Thu, Nov, 23, FASSY Parent Caregiver Support Meeting 6:30 pm FASSY Come and find out what’s happening for people with FASD in Yukon 393-4948 Thu, Nov, 23, Intermediate Tai Chi Chuan 7:30 pm Jack Hulland Elementary Thu, Nov, 23, Guided Meditation Class 7:30 pm Sacred Circle Massage & Wellness Call 334-8201 or email sacred.circle@live.ca for more info. Fri, Nov, 24, Fermented Foodies Culture Club 5:00 pm Farmer Roberts Every last Friday of the month, in the tea room, come learn or bring some to share. Sat, Nov, 25, Open Tai Chi Practise 10:00 am Takhini Elementary School

Sun, Nov, 26, Restorative Yoga 10:30 am Alpine Bakery Email wallymaltz@mac.com or call 335-9385 to register or for more information. Mon, Nov, 27, Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon, Nov, 27, Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon, Nov, 27, 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, 28, Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@ weightwatchers.ca Wed, Nov, 29, Get Out Of Bed! 6:15 am Physio Plus Morning conditioning is our primary focus - getting those arms and legs ready for winter sports and fire up that core for winter stability! 322-7587 Wed, Nov, 29, Red Tara Meditation 6:00 pm White Swan Sanctuary Everyone welcome. For more info contact Vicky 633-3715

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Available Light Cinema features Vancouver: No Fixed Address at the YAC on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. on its head by financial greed, and the idea of “home” been reduced to dollar signs. This is illustrated in an interview clip with long-time Vancouver icon, David Suzuki: “I got a letter from a real estate agent that said, ‘Offshore money is pouring into Vancouver, now is the perfect time for you to sell and buy up.’ I said, ‘This isn’t a piece of real estate, this isn’t property, this is my home!” Others share these concerns in the film. “We manufacture and export condominiums, but they just stay here,” states Sandy Garossino, former crown prosecutor and investigative journalist. In Vancouver, it’s not a lack of “vacancy” that’s the problem. The Vancouver Sun published statistics on Feb. 8, 2017 stating that, “The latest census numbers for 2016 show there were 25,502 unoccupied or empty housing units in the City of Vancouver.” The film makes the point that the problem actually lies in the fact that the “homes” being constructed are units of financial investment that have little or nothing to do with the housing of people. In the film, investigative journalist Sam Cooper makes the case that condo units aren’t being designed as living spaces, but as safety deposit boxes or “physical stock, a bunch of stocks in the sky” So, while Vancouver cries out for housing units to shelter its families, developers continue to construct one-room units, simply

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because this is the most efficient way to market space. Economics aside, you can’t completely rid a city of its human residents. While some people will leave Vancouver, others will adapt: they’ll downsize to eke out financial breathing room, live in “tiny homes” and endure communal living situations normally reserved for college years well into their adult lives and careers. Working people live in their vehicles parked in busy neighbourhoods, and the less fortunate sleep under hovels constructed from shopping carts and old tarps. Vancouver: No Fixed Address shines a bright, penetrating light on Vancouver’s rampant inequality and paints a human face on its sparkling façades. And although the two cities exist in very different social, political and economic realities, are there lessons here for Whitehorse? Director Charles Wilkinson will be in attendance for the Available Light Cinema screening of Vancouver: No Fixed Address at the Yukon Arts Centre on Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m. The film is co-presented by the Yukon Arts Centre and the Yukon Film Society. Heather Austin was born and raised in Newfoundland. She minored in Film Studies and has been enamored with moving pictures ever since. Heather writes movie reviews on behalf of the Yukon Film Society.

“Strikingly (lower image) intimate images of people sheltering themselves with cardboard boxes, and family homes being bulldozed to the ground (above) are starkly contrasted with sterile interiors of empty condominiums comprising the immaculate Vancouver skyline.”(below)

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rom chic, clean condos, to drafty old Chevy vans, the 2017 documentary film Vancouver: No Fixed Address brings you the residential experiences of, in the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald “the inexhaustible variety of life” in Canada’s most expensive housing market. Director Charles Wilkinson (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, Oil Sands Karaoke) touches on issues of economy, race, immigration and poverty. The documentary poetically constructs a picture of the strange cohabitation of vulnerable humanity and robotic finance. This doc offers personal insight into a complex housing problem and the connection between these very individual experiences and international commerce. Strikingly intimate images of people sheltering themselves with cardboard boxes, and family homes being bulldozed to the ground are starkly contrasted with sterile interiors of empty condominiums comprising the immaculate Vancouver skyline. Meet Vancouver’s everyman: he’s selling his home of 29 years simply because he’s been made a financial offer he can’t refuse. He’s made a choice, but many members of Vancouver’s young and older generations are being uprooted from their birthplace as very few people can afford to own or even rent a home in the city. The film presents the idea of the city as a community and living space has been essentially turned

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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wednesdays, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sat, Nov, 25, Saturday Sewing 10:00 am Atlin Rec Centre Every level of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced sewer, is welcome! 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, St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 am St. Martins Anglican Church Sun, Nov, 26, Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 am Atlin Christian Centre Wed, Nov, 29, Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec 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 Tuesdays & 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.

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, 23, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Nov, 23, Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Nov, 23, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Nov, 25, Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Nov, 27, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Nov, 27, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 28, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 28, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Nov, 28, Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 28, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Nov, 28, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Nov, 28, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed, Nov, 29, AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

DAWSON CITY Wednesdays, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. 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. Thu, Nov, 23, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Nov, 24, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre

Fri, Nov, 24, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Nov, 24, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Nov, 24 – Sat.Nov.25 DCMF Presents: BandCycle III 8:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Musicians sign up individually, and we’ll recycle them into awesome new bands. All ages and levels of experience welcome to register! Sat, Nov, 25, Painting 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, Nov, 25, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun, Nov, 26, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Nov, 26, Prime Rib Dinner 8:00 pm Eldorado Hotel Sun, Nov, 26, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon, Nov, 27, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Nov, 27, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Nov, 28, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867993-2520

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 Circuit 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. Wednesdays, Seniors Walk 1:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wednesdays, Seniors Cards 2:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wednesday, Broomball 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Check out the Yukon’s coolest sport! Grab sticks and balls and have some fun! Thu, Nov, 23, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu, Nov, 23, Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Fri, Nov, 24, Seniors Cribbage 2:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Nov, 24, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat, Nov, 25, Annual Church Ladies Tea & Bazaar 2:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Sat, Nov, 25, Public Skate 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sun, Nov, 26, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun, Nov, 26, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon, Nov, 27, Hockey 7:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 28, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Nov, 28, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue, Nov, 28, Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre All welcome.

HAINES JUNCTION Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Fri 3:00 6:30 and Sat 12:00-4:00 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 Thu, Nov, 23, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku

Thu, Nov, 23, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Nov, 23, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Nov, 23, Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Nov, 23, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri, Nov, 24, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Fri, Nov, 24, Drop In Hockey 7:30 pm Haines Junction Community Centre Fri, Nov, 24, Henderson-Kolk Duo 8:00 pm Haines Junction 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. Sun, Nov, 26, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Sun, Nov, 26, CAFN Youth Executive Election 1:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre For ages Ages 13-23 who want to get involved, call 634-5242 for more info. Mon, Nov, 27, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, Nov, 27, Yoga with Marguerite 5:15 pm Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Nov, 28, Flu Shot Clinic 10:30 am Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Nov, 28, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Nov, 28, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Tue, Nov, 28, Drop In Hockey 7:30 pm Haines Junction Community Centre Wed, Nov, 29, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre

MARSH LAKE Thu, Nov, 23, Paint & Wine Night 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Email. jackalope@gmail.com for more information. Thu, Nov, 23, Paint Party 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Ages 14 and up ( this event will take place in the Jackalope club room) For more information call 6604999 email managermarshlake@gmail. com. Thu, Nov, 23, Sing in the Choir 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre For more information email Sarah Sage at marshlake@gmail.com. Fri, Nov, 24, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Nov, 25, Try Kick Sledding or Snowshoeing 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Try nordic walking, kick sledding and snowshoeing! Free use of equipment and on site professional instruction! 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, Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun, Nov, 26, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 28, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Nov, 28, Coffee and Technology Chat 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre For Seniors: An exploration of technology and how it can be used Tue, Nov, 28, Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Tue, Nov, 28, 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. Wed, Nov, 29, Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend.

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Fri, Nov, 24, 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 Mon, Nov, 27, 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

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Thu, Nov, 23-Sat.Nov. 25 Special General Assembly Old Crow Community Center Contact Jenna Lord by phone at 966-3261 ext 229 or email ea@vgfn.net for more information. Thu, Nov, 23, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun, Nov, 26, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Nov, 28, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

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 Thu, Nov, 23, Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu, Nov, 23, 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, 25, 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, 25, OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat, Nov, 25, Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat, Nov, 25, Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat, Nov, 25, Official Christmas Decorating Party 1:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Free pizza for those who help decorate.

TESLIN Thu, Nov, 23, Seniors Christmas Bazaar 4:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Bake-table, Woolens, Crafts, Tea Room, All welcome. Thu, Nov, 23, 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, 24, 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, 24, 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, 28, After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue, Nov, 28, 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, 28, 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, 28, 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, 23, Country Kitchen 10:00 am Watson Lake Family Centre Please call Roxanne at 536-2125 Thu, Nov, 23, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Nov, 23, Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Sat, Nov, 25, Drop In Basketball 1:00 pm Watson Lake Secondary School Sun, Nov, 26, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Nov, 27, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Nov, 28, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun.

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 & WednesdayHomework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Monday & Wednesdays Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday 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 & Fridays 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, 22, Finishing Touches Decorating the Library 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Nov, 22 & Thurs. Nov. 23, Rehearsals - Lion in Winter 7:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Nov, 24, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Nov, 24, Performance - Lion in Winter 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Nov, 25, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Nov, 25, Lighting of the Library 7:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat, Nov, 25, Performance - Lion in Winter 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 26, Yoga with Melina 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 26, Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Nov, 26, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Nov, 26, Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Mon, Nov, 27, Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 27, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Nov, 27, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Nov, 27, Holiday Cards 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Tue, Nov, 28, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed, Nov, 29, Stampin’ Fun 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library

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, 24, Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Sat, Nov, 25, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Nov, 25, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Nov, 25, 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, 27, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/ Jeanne- ALL Levels 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Nov, 27, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 28, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Nov, 28, 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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Christmas shopping at the Old Fire Hall

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he third annual Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall will be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Once again the event is being organized by Judy Matechuk and Elena Joss. They are the same two women who were responsible for the very successful Etsy Made in Canada event held in Whitehorse earlier this year. Again this year, the Christmas Market will offer a kids shopping hour. It takes place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, to allow children to come in and shop without their parents. Expect to find a wide array of products, perfect for your Christmas shopping. The many, many gift ideas include belt buckles, men’s products, lavender products, Christmas ornaments, handmade cards, baking, dessert sauces,

kale chips, copper and beaded jewelry, silver rings, pearl and semi-precious stones and beads, sun catchers, stained glass and mosaics, handmade journals, hair accessories, scarves, art quilts, baby blankets, photography and ceramic trivets. This year there will be 29 vendors, some new to the Whitehorse craft market scene, including Yukon Reflections Stained Glass and Mosaics and Crochet by Gay. Others, well-known to Whitehorse shoppers, are Berry Blue Toes Apothecary, The Butterfly Creams, Pretty Neat Yukon, Robert Postma Photography, Shelley MacDonald Jewellery Designer, Vintage Upcycled Creations, Yukon Soaps Company, Yukon Tartan and Zanti Kamala. The Whitehorse synchronized swim club will be helping kids with

lists and money to buy special gifts for their family. The Synchro Yukon girls had a blast last year and are keen to do it again. There will be a table for the children’s purchases to be gift wrapped so they can surprise their family members at Christmas. The Market organizers provide the Northern Novas Synchronized Swimming Club with a donation for their enthusiastic efforts. The Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall takes place on Friday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. reserved for “Kids Only” shopping. Els Lundgaard is a local crafter who enjoys any and all local craft markets.

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Small but beautiful

Our experience at the Mount Sima ski hill in Whitehorse and some facts about skiing by Yvonne Mueller

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y husband and I learned to ski when we were three years old – something that is quite normal growing up in Switzerland in the 1980s – and we have enjoyed it ever since. So when we came to Whitehorse we were glad to learn about the Mount Sima ski hill. Of course, it is not as big as a common Swiss ski resort, but it still offers everything you need for a fantastic day of skiing. Since we left our equipment back home we were happy to find a rental shop at the chair lift station which rents up-to-date skis

The writer enjoys a day at Mount Sima ski hill

and boots. Reaching the top of the ski hill with the chair lift (made by a European manufacturer), we were overwhelmed by the view. In the Yukon you usually need to climb a mountain by human power to have

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a view over the land - this is one great exception! We were glad to find different slopes to ski down the hill and all of them were well-groomed. The tasty hamburger we had for lunch at the cafeteria was freshly grilled on the barbeque. Compared to Swiss ski resorts, everything is on a small scale at Mount Sima, but we found that there is nothing missing. Spending a day at Mount Sima, I noticed that Whitehorse has quite a lot of ski enthusiasts. So, I want to share some interesting facts about skiing that I came across on the internet when I was wondering where skiing was invented: The word “ski” has its origins in the Norwegian word ‘skíð’ which means a piece of wood. Norway is considered the country of origin of skiing as a sport (and not Switzerland, as I had always thought). But skiing was ori-

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ginally a form of transport in the mountains of Europe – long before it became a sport. The oldest skis were found in Sweden and date from 4500 to 2500 BC. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is the man who introduced skiing to Switzerland in the 1890s. After returning from one of his ski trips in Norway, he brought with him some skis as he felt Switzerland had the perfect terrain for it. The first recorded downhill skiing race was held in Sweden, in 1879. Alpine skiing as a sport made its Winter Olympic debut in the year 1936. The first ski tow (the precursor to the chairlift) was built in 1908 in Germany. The Les Trois Vallées’ ski resort in France is the largest ski area in the world with more than 600 km (372 miles) of trails and 183 ski lifts that can transport 260,000

PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Mueller skiers per hour, 1,920 snow cannons, 424 ski patrollers, and 1,500 ski instructors. Skiing is one of the fastest nonmotorized sports on land. Italian skier Simone Origone set a world speed skiing record at 156.2 miles per hour. Downhill skiing is not just balancing on skis and letting gravity work for you. While skiing downhill with moderate effort, you can burn around 350 to 400 calories per hour. For all those who can’t wait to get on the slopes and burn some calories; Mount Sima is planning to start their winter season on Friday, December 1. Yvonne Mueller is from Switzerland. She lived in Whitehorse for a year to study Multimedia Communication at the Yukon College.

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