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The 2018 Bonanza Line: Vivacious Vixen Val (left), Rendezvous Reynolds, Racy Rachel, Charming Chaplin, Calamity Kate spend their days as accountants, policy analysts, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, health and safety professionals, social workers, administrative assistants, and teachers and nurses. For Davidson and McPheeKnowles, who both moved to the territory in the past three years, the grassroots element to the cancan line exemplifies the magic of the Yukon that has helped make them choose to stay. “I grew up dancing and you’d work on a piece for months and perform it once or twice,” McPh e e - K n o w l e s said. “Here (in the Yukon), you can volunteer Sara McPhee-Knowles and practice for the winter, able to find a beat and the pro- and then do 30 or 40 shows. That gram will do the rest. doesn’t happen everywhere.” The most common misconcepAir North’s Yukon Sourdough tion about the cancan dancers re- Rendezvous Cancan Line is one of mains that they are all profession- the marquee events over Rendezals. Nothing could be further from vous and has a great history in the the truth according to the man- Yukon. In 2017, the group did 40 agers. The cancan line is made shows over the month of February, up of volunteers who dedicate which included about 20-25 over the time, all while holding down the Heritage Day long weekend. other careers and life commitThe group has several projects ments. Over the years, the cancan line has featured women who cont’d on page 3... termine if someone is flexible and team oriented. “Having the right attitude and being flexible is key,” McPhee-Knowles explained. “During the main weekend of Rendezvous, 12 girls are basically in a van together for 72 hours and have to get along and make the schedule work. Chemistry is important.” Also, interviewers ask about prospective cancanners dance history, but trained experience is not required. According to Davidson, cancan hopefuls just need to be

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hinged back, to protect the workings from small, inquisitive finger. Ours was not a wealthy family, so my four siblings and I were content with making modest requests for gifts. At $3.95, this magnificent timepiece seemed a treasure beyond price. On Christmas Day, there it was, with my name on it. All through the holiday, I wound it and polished it repeatedly, checking its accuracy against the mantle clock, the kitchen clock, my older brother’s alarm clock, and every other time-telling device in the house. With that gleaming beauty in my pocket, I felt like a proper swell! Our school didn’t have a formal show-and-tell period in those days, but it was tradition in the lower grades for pupils to bring a favourite Christmas gift to show off to the class. When my turn came, I proudly demonstrated my new watch, shiny inner lining and all. “Ah,” the teacher announced to the class. “That’s what is called a nickel watch.” My face purpled with humilia-

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

Dawson City Music Festival aims for sustainability

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he Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday, January 18, at Yukon College. The meeting was to have been before Christmas, but analysis of the topics raised at a wellattended membership meeting in mid-October caused the board to decide to refine its thoughts a bit more before presenting a new working plan to the members. The need for a revised plan as the festival moves into its 40th year is the result of declining ticket sales and increased costs. Ironically, the first problem came about after the festival had already decided to reduce its size during its last strategic planning exercise. The plan worked in terms of reducing some of the festival’s more annoying impacts on the community at large. The festival venues were always well managed; the problems appeared elsewhere. As the festival grew bigger, it became clear that some of the people coming to Dawson that weekend were not interested in the music, but were coming to have a wild weekend. This led to a lot of congestion in the streets, and a fair amount of public misbehavior that was not appreciated by local residents, hoteliers, campground owners, and those who came to enjoy the festival itself.

When combined with increased competition from other events, the planned reduction turned out to cut deeper than anticipated. “In the fall we held a ‘voice of the membership’ meeting,” said executive director Andrea Vincent. “The goal of the meeting was to check in with our membership, let them know where we are, where we have been, and where we need to go. Presenting music in a remote community has its unique challenges, and as the festival climate shifts across the country, further challenges surface. “In order to ensure DCMF continues for many years to come, we need to ebb and flow, and we need to think hard about sustainability.” The executive presented the two dozen in attendance with the facts that revenues are down, funding sources are harder to come by, and the surplus which enabled DCMF to ignore these realities for some years was now used up. “After thorough research,” Vincent said, “ it became evident that restructuring the festival would play a key role in a sustainability plan. Before making any decisions on how we might reshape the festival model, we wanted to hear from our supporters. “What do they love? What could be better? What can we let go of? What can shift? Many ideas were put forward.

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Hän Singers open the Dawson City Music Festival in 2016 “The meeting was incredibly inspiring and uplifting. It was great to engage with our membership in such a way and we hope to continue this annually. It’s a chance for members to really shape and guide the organization.” There was some good news. After two years without it, Parks Canada will be able to make the

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ust, grief, denial and repression (not to mention demonic possession) in the bible-belt town of Cypress, Texas. Oh, yes. Don’t forget the puppets. These are all elements of the Guild Theatre’s upcoming production of Hand to God, a dark comedy by Robert Askins, who actually grew up in the Houston-area community in which he set his multiple Tony Award-nominated 2011 play. The Guild’s artistic director, Brian Fidler, first heard of the show last year when the Arts Club Theatre mounted it in Vancouver. Because of his “thing” for puppets (“particularly the dark puppets”), he decided to order a copy. “I read it, and I was absolutely laughing out loud all the way through. It’s super-edgy, and it just rides that line between inappropriate and … well, offensive,” Fidler said. The play’s lead characters are Margery, a recently-widowed woman in her 40s, and her shy teenaged son, Jason. “They’re both grieving the loss of their husband and father. So they’re both on the journey, and they both sort of reach their breaking point in the course of the play.” When Jason discovers an affinity for puppets, the local pastor encourages Margery to start an after-school puppet group for the church’s teenagers, with the intention that they will perform for members of the congregation. It doesn’t take long for things to start going sideways, both for Margery (played by newcomer Odile Nelson) and her son (Loughran Thorson-Looysen). Initially, Jason is using his puppet, Tyrone, as a “pathway way to channel his unfulfilled emotions,” including those surrounding his relationship with his mother, and his grief over his father’s sudden death.

Meanwhile, as Margery seeks her own form of solace, she “totally loses it and does some inappropriate things” with one of the other characters. Along the way, she also has to cope with confusing romantic overtures from Pastor Greg (James Cleary). Apart from Jason, the puppet group includes Jessica (played by Brooke Fusick), the down to earth girl-next-door type, who is “superfeisty and fiery, and doesn’t put up with anything. “There are characters in the play who are attempting to manipulate her, and she doesn’t stand for any of it. She definitely knows who she is, whereas Jason is struggling to find himself,” Fidler said. The third member of the group is the local bad boy, Timothy (Adrian Woodhouse), a troubled teen with an agenda of his own, whom Fidler describes as hard to like. “The characters are very much rooted in reality, and some of them are quite foul-mouthed, particularly Timothy. But he’s a real person. That’s what I really like about the writing. No one is spared, but they’re real people.” The play’s other main character is Jason’s hand-puppet, Tyrone, who actually opens the play with a hilarious, but expletivelaced, prologue before proceeding to dominate the action in many respects. It is through Tyrone’s agency that Jason summons the courage to broach his feelings for Jessica, if only indirectly, and under the influence of the trouble-making Timothy. “There’s a risqué scene between his puppet and Jessica’s that I think is going to be worth the price of admission. I don’t want to give too much away, but I just hope we don’t get shut down,” Fidler laughed. As the play unfolds, Tyrone becomes more independent and

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PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography more malicious. Is Jason still manipulating the puppet, or is the puppet manipulating Jason? Is it possible that one (or possibly both) of them is possessed by the Devil? While the play addresses issues of faith, human desire, and sexual appropriateness in a way some people might find objectionable, Fidler believes the playwright is making an earnest attempt to explore these questions from many different angles. “I think that is one part of the conversation with evangelical Christians, with situations such as [Alabama Senate candidate] Roy Moore, that is pertinent right now.” While Hand to God is set in a specific locale, Fidler believes the action could easily take place elsewhere.

“It’s many places in America, and it’s many places in Canada that are still very much rooted in conservative Christian values,” he said. Levels of repression and denial run through the journeys of all the characters except Timothy, but the heart of the play is grief and faith, “and sometimes we need a Christ-like figure so that we don’t kill each other,” Fidler said. Still, as Tyrone suggests in his prologue, perhaps we’re all animals, “who just want to be eating and [fornicating],” the director added. For the three teenaged roles, Fidler followed Askins’ stage directions by casting actors older than the 15 to 17-year-olds they play. “It’s kind of a comfort thing. It goes too inappropriate if you

have teenagers there. It’s not just language, but content-wise it’s pretty edgy.” Thorsen-Looysen, Fusick and Woodhouse are all in their early 20s, and alumni of the Music, Art & Drama (MAD) program at Wood Street School. They also worked together backstage during last month’s Guild production of Good People. Hand to God runs Thursday to Saturday, from January 25 to February 10 at the Guild Theatre on 14th Avenue in Porter Creek. Curtain time is 8 p.m

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Until Sun, Jan, 28 Art Exhibit - Fragments of Space by Joseph Volf Yukon Arts Centre An exploration of time, image and our interpretations of them. Aged black and white and early colourized film can detach familiar images from the realism of our current time and place. Sat, Jan, 20 Art Taster 1:00 pm Paint Party Yukon Showing you how to simplify one of Emma Barr’s images so u can create a nice magnetic painting in one hour! Until Jan, 30 ‘ReMatriate’ Exhibition, Edge and Focus Galleries at Arts Underground. Until Sat. Feb.24 Janet Macpherson: Bestiary Yukon Arts Centre Animals are similarly allegorical, touching on ideas of global migration, the environment, and our relationship to all living things. Until Sat. Feb.24 Simon James Gilpin: Wilderness, City Yukon Arts Centre Explores the theme of natural landscape and how it is opposed to human made environments. 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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Wed. Jan. 17 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. Jan. 18 Jam Night with Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Jan. 18 Joe Loutchan - Fiddler on the Loose 9:00 pm 98 Hotel Thu. Jan. 18 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 cohosts and performers. Fri. Jan. 19 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. Jan. 19 Ukes of Hazard 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri. Jan. 19 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri. Jan. 19 Prizefighter 9:00 pm The Social House Fri. Jan. 19 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Jan. 20 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Jan. 21 Open Mic Night 3:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun. Jan. 21 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun. Jan. 21 Jazz on the Wing featuring Jen Hodge All Stars 7:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Comprising some of the city’s best young jazz musicians, the group is remarkably versed in the music of the 1910s, ’20s, and ’30s, Buy your tickets online or call for more info. 334-2789 duncan.sinclair@ jazzyukon.ca Sun. Jan. 21 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. Jan. 22 Monday Night Jam 8:00 pm The Social House Bring your own instrument or play one supplied. Sing some tunes for your friends or sit in and play along. Tue. Jan. 23 Cafe des Voix 7:00 pm The Social House Tue. Jan. 23 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 cohosts and performers. Wed. Jan. 24 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done!

GENERAL EVENTS

Wed. Jan. 17 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Jan. 17 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. Jan. 17 Wayback Wednesday: Alex Van Bibber Night 7:00 pm MacBride Museum An evening of stories about legendary Yukoner, Alex Van Bibber. Email frontdesk@macbridemuseum.com, or call 667-2709 for more info.

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Wed. Jan. 17 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Jan. 17 Persephone & Chamber Choir 7:45 pm Vanier Catholic Secondary Auditioned a capella group needs experienced tenors and basses. Rehearsal and registration 668-7049 Wed. Jan. 17 Drinking with Scissors 8:00 pm The Social House January’s event features lanterns and crafts inspired by the Pivot Festival.. Kits with everything you need to make some awesome crafts will be available Wed. Jan. 17 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Jan. 18 Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Valid Yukon ID must be presented at time of admission. Thu. Jan. 18 Hand Games 5:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Health Centre For more info contact Winston Smarch at 633-8422 Thu. Jan. 18 Whitehorse RELAW Dinner and Input 5:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Tell us what is important to you as we continue this work to ensure that all we are doing is in line with Tlingit values and way of life. Call 250-651-7900 ex. 204 or email relaw.coor@trtfn.com for more info. Thu. Jan. 18 Slide Show and Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Hellaby Hall Bring your favourite ten bird pictures on a USB stick to share with everyone. Please bring a potluck dish to share. Free event. Everyone welcome. Thu. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 18 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. Jan. 19 Hands On Microsoft Project 8:30 am World Class Productivity Yukon 2 day course and learn how to use Microsoft Project like a professional from professionals. Email kdove@wcpconsulting. com for more information. Fri. Jan. 19 – Sat. Jan. 20 Ride For Dad Comedy Show 2018 7:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre 2 great nights of comedy , 2 great Yukon comedians, 2 great outside comedians, too much laughter... the lineup will be released soon. Fri. Jan. 19 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. Jan. 19 Afternoon Tea and Hymn Sing 2:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral Sat. Jan. 20 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 am The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat. Jan. 20 Expressive Drawing with Simon Gilpin 11:00 am Arts Underground Learn to express yourself creatively and convey what you see before you. Call 6674080 ext 22 for more info. Sat. Jan. 20 Jazz History for Singers 101 1:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Jazz Chronologically, highlighting leading singers from each era. Email cafedesvoix@gmail. com for more info. Sat. Jan. 20 Mountain Madness Paint Party 3:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Call/Text/Email Jamie for more information Jamiejoywilliams@outlook.com 335-9115 Sat. Jan. 20 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Jan. 20 Bachelor Auction 7:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre 50:50 draw, two rounds of a dating-game style contest. feature the 2017 Air North Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Dancers! This is strictly a 19+ event. Tickets at the door or call 393-2824, ext 201 Sat. Jan. 20 Intro Bachata and Salsa Lessons 8:00 pm The Social House Dance to the latest Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba music! Sun. Jan. 21 Yukon Wildlife Workshop Yukon Wildlife Preserve Register online. Sun. Jan. 21 Shawl Making with Shirley Bien 10:00 am Yukon Inn Plaza All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. To register email Sharon@sharonshorty.com or call 334-5752

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Sun. Jan. 21 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. Jan. 21 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. Mon. Jan. 22 – Tues. Jan.23 3-Part Harmony Singing Workshops, Mon. 12, 4 & 7:00 pm, Tue. 12 & 4:00 pm 12:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon With instructor Jen Hodge, register online. Mon. Jan. 22 Learn French Association franco-yukonnaise 8 levels, convenient schedule 12-week classes, 2-hours a week, Optional conversational sessions extra. Call or email for more information. 667-8297 Mon. Jan. 22 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. Jan. 22 Human Flow 5:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Follows urgent human stories that stretch around the world, a witness to desperate searching for safety, shelter and justice. 140 minutes Mon. Jan. 22 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. Jan. 22 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Jan. 22 Run the North 7:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library A documentary about the Polar Bear Marathon, an extreme adventure marathon which takes place at the end of November in the sub-zero temperatures of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. This event is free, however seating is limited. Tue. Jan. 23 Basic Chainsaw Maintenance 6:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace Keep your equipment running in tip top shape. Sign up online or email for more info. Tue. Jan. 23 Drink & Draw 6:00 pm TItan Gaming & Collectibles Bring your sketchbook, paints, or whatever creative outlet you want to make time for, and come enjoy happy-hour drink prices and food specials! Tue. Jan. 23 Portugal’s Rota Vicentina Trail 7:15 pm Whitehorse Public Library Email activetwa@gmail.com for more information. All Welcome! - No Charge Wed. Jan. 24 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Jan. 24 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. Jan. 24 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Jan. 24 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed. Jan. 24 – Sat. Feb. 3 Pivot Theatre Festival - 2018 Whitehorse, Yukon A series of solo and duo performances created and performed by theatre artists. Featuring Trader Time, 3Penny Variety Show, Onegin

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Wed. Jan. 17 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed. Jan. 17 Sing and Sign with Me 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Up to 18 mths. Through fun songs, rhymes and activities you and your baby can learn and practice basic baby sign language. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed. Jan. 17 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Macaulay Lodge No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Thu. Jan. 18 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.

Thu. Jan. 18 Scottish Country Dancing 7:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon 334-1547 No experience necessary. Thursdays in January. For more information contact Kat at 334-1547 or email scdwhitehorse@gmail. com. Fri. Jan. 19 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. Fri. Jan. 19 Ready Set Go! 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Ages 3+. A school readiness program designed to help preschoolers and their families prepare for Kindergarten. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri. Jan. 19 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Jan. 20 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre Read, make crafts and participate in imaginative play. Sat. Jan. 20 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. Jan. 21 Wee Moves 2:00 pm Yukon Transportation Museum AGES 3-5, an interactive afternoon of play and science exploration Leave the kids in our capable hands and run your Sunday errands or stay with us and get your hands dirty. Save your spot by registering at weemoves@goytm.ca Mon. Jan. 22 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. Mon. Jan. 22 Northern Tales 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages, enjoy stories about life in Northern cultures with fun and interactive activities. Call 668-8698 for more details. Mon. Jan. 22 Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free dropin. Call 667-5239 for more information. Mon. Jan. 22 Kids & Parents Yoga 4:00 pm Grace Space 335-6216 Work with breathing, holding poses for longer time, rapidity and coordination with sun salutations, relaxation and meditation. Call or email for more info. Mon. Jan. 22 Family Literacy Nights 5:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Cook, play, read stories and eat, door prizes, call 667-5992 for more info. Tue. Jan. 23 Little Chefs 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre For ages 2+ A blend of story, food, cooking, activities and crafts. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue. Jan. 23 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Tue. Jan. 23 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. Wed. Jan. 24 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed. Jan. 24 Sing and Sign with Me 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Up to 18 mths. Through fun songs, rhymes and activities you and your baby can learn and practice basic baby sign language. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed. Jan. 24 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Macaulay Lodge No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Wed. Jan. 17 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Jan. 18 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 pm Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com

Thu. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 18 Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu. Jan. 18 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 pm Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Jan. 18 CJUC Radio Group 5:30 pm Shipyards Park Bring your ideas and skills to the cabin and lets create great programming.Not sure if you have the skills? Email bill@cjucfm.com for more information. Thu. Jan. 18 Ushiku Japan Exchange Info Night 7:00 pm Frank Slim Building Learn about our Sister City Exchange Program, providing opportunities for Whitehorse student ambassadors and adult chaperones to visit Ushiku, Japan from July 13-23, 2018. Sat. Jan. 20 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. Jan. 20 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. Jan. 21 Frankfurt2020 Update Meeting 2:30 pm Whitehorse Public Library Wed. Jan. 24 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. Jan. 24 Paddlers Abreast AGM 6:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library Held in the Lupin Room. Meet the group and share some stories and snacks. All welcome.

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From My Mother’s Kitchen with Murray Martin

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s a youngster back in the 1950s, one of our responsibilities was to go out in the open fields and pick fresh mushrooms – and to know the good from the bad. There are hundreds of different kinds of mushrooms and some types contain the lethal toxins amanitin and phalloidin. These two toxins can be deadly and can actually destroy the liver and kidneys leading to death. I strongly suggest that if you’re going to pick your own – or even buy wild harvested mushrooms from farmers markets – pick up a book on edible and poisonous mushrooms. It could save your life or of some other family member.

Mushrooms can be prepared in a variety of ways to add to your meals CREAM CHEESE MUSHROOM TURNOVERS Pastry: 8 oz cream cheese ½ Tbsp butter 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour Have the cream cheese and butter at room temperature. Put into bowl and beat together well. Mix in flour. Shape into ball. Chill for at least one hour. Filling: 3 Tbsp butter 1 large white onion, finely chopped ½ pound fresh mushrooms, chopped 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour ¼ thyme ¼ cup sour cream 1 egg, beaten Method: Combine butter, onions and mushrooms in frying pan. Sauté about 10 minutes, until tender. Add salt, pepper flour and thyme. Stir together. Add sour cream. Stir until thickened. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly. Roll pastry fairly thin. Cut into 3-inch rounds. Place one tsp of filling in the centre of each circle. Dampen outer half edge with beaten egg. Fold over and press edges together with fork or fingers to seal. Arrange on greased baking sheet. Cut tiny slits on top of each. Brush tops with beaten egg. Bake at 450ºF for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 3 dozen. STEAK AND MUSHROOM CASSEROLE 1 pound ground steak 1 egg, beaten ½ cup milk Bread crumbs or crushed corn flakes 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 white onion Method: Mix steak, beaten egg and milk together. Shape into small balls. Dip in cracker crumbs (or corn flakes) and sear in frying pan. Sear onion rings. Place in casserole dish. Cover with mushroom soup.

Bake in oven preheated to 350ºF for 30 minutes. SCALLOPED MUSHROOMS 1 cup macaroni, cooked and rinsed. Add 1 can cream mushroom soup; place in greased casserole. Sauté bread crumbs with butter, then spread the bread crumbs on top of the mix in the casserole dish. Bake in oven at 375ºF for about half an hour until heated through and browned slightly. Good with catsup. MUSHROOM TARTS 1 loaf white bread 1 cup melted butter 1 Tbsp green onion, finely chopped ½ pound fresh mushrooms 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp lemon juice Pinch of cayenne pepper Pinch salt 2 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp butter 1 cup cream Parmesan cheese Method: Cut bread with cookie cutter to fit muffin tins and fit in to form a cup. Pour melted butter over bread and bake at 350ºF until bottoms are golden brown. In a heavy frying pan, over low heat, cook green onion and mushrooms in butter. Add parsley, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and flour. Add cream and mix. Fill shells and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until hot. This should give you approximately 20 large tarts in regular size muffin tin. HOT MUSHROOM SPREAD 6 to 8 slices side bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces 3 Tbsp butter 1 small white onion 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 Tbsp flour 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp lemon juice 2 cups grated cheese Method: Cook bacon (but not crisp) in frying pan. Pat dry and spread in pie pan. Pour off bacon drippings from frying pan. Add butter and

sauté onions. Add mushrooms and sauté. Add flour and cook on low heat. Add sour cream and lemon juice. Spread over bacon. Spread cheese over top. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes or till bubbly. Serve with small rye bread or crackers and enjoy. STUFFED MUSHROOMS 1 tsp Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Very small white onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp chopped mushrooms with stems 1 Tbsp chopped ham ¼ cup of Oxo or Boveril mixed with hot water Brown bread crumbs ½ Tbsp bread crumbs 10 large mushrooms, stems removed Method: Mix together all ingredients except the mushrooms caps and brown bread crumbs. Fry the brown bread crumbs in pan until browned. Set mushroom caps on a circle of fried bread crumbs just larger than mushrooms. Fill the caps with mix, slightly moistened with Oxo or Boveril. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 350ºF. Murray Martin shares recipes from the 1940s and ‘50s with us. Questions or comments about his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Wild Game Recipes with Sydney Oland

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almon is a great fish to quickly cure, and the addition of a bit of tea and some gin really compliment the delicate flavours of the beautiful West Coast salmon we’re lucky enough to have access to. The addition of tea and gin makes this a great dish to have for brunch (because gin Caesars are the only civilized way to move through a Sunday morning) and while it feels a bit fancy, it’s actually really simple to prepare. You can simply serve it on toast with a bit of cream cheese and lemon, or put it on a green salad. Either way you’ve done most of your work ahead of time, so all you have to worry about is washing up the dishes and keeping those Caesars properly chilled. Serves 4 as an appetizer

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Tea and gin cured salmon ... cont’d

First fillet on the cure

Second fillet on top of the first

Tea and gin cured salmon INGREDIENTS

METHOD

1 cup sugar ½ cup salt 2 half-pound salmon fillets (skin on) 1 tsp loose tea (oolong or jasmine work really well) 1 Tbsp gin

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Mix together salt and sugar and put one quarter of that mixture on a plate. Place one salmon fillet skin-side down on the salt mixture, then sprinkle with half the tea, and drizzle with half the gin.

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Place half of remaining salt mixture on top of the salmon fillet.

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remaining gin. Place that salmon fillet flesh side down on first fillet (try to imaging you are reassembling the fish) coat with remaining salt mixture then wrap with plastic and weigh down with a couple cans from your pantry. Place in the fridge overnight.

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The next day remove your salmon from the fridge and rinse off the salt mixture. Pat dry with paper towels and eat very thinly sliced with a bit of lemon juice or some capers.

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1 pm – Keynote Address: Jesse Wente FREE ADMISSION We’re honoured to host Ojibwe broadcaster, curator and producer Jesse Wente for the ALFF keynote address about the importance of storytelling.

6:30 pm – Shut Up And Say Something (BC, 86 MIN) + Dear Hatetts (YT, 6 MIN) This intimate portrait of internationally-acclaimed spoken word artist, Shane Koyczan, the man who rocked the opening ceremony of the 2010 Olympics, allows us to join him on a deeply personal journey to reconnect with his estranged father. Dear Hatetts is a personal film about a relationship torn apart by a suspected lie, by Yukon artist, Kerry Barber. Filmmakers and guests in attendance.

3 pm – Jeneen Frei Njootli: Screening + Performance (60 MIN) Jeneen Frei Njootli is an artist of Vuntut Gwitch’in ancestry and cocreator of the ReMatriate Collective. Frei Njootli will screen Being Skidoo and present a sound performance and artist talk. 4:30 pm – Four Faces of the Moon: Amanda Strong Animations (BC, 52 MIN) Amanda Strong is an Indigenous filmmaker of Michif ancestry based in Vancouver. This screening of stop-motion shorts includes awardwinning films Four Faces of the Moon, Mia and Flood. 6 pm – ALFF Pitch Event FREE ADMISSION Yukon and visiting filmmakers vie for two production prizes for their next short film. Pitches are presented in front of a live audience. 8 pm – North by Northeast: NWT + NU shorts (60 MIN) New short films by northern filmmakers including the world premiere of End of the Ice Age: The Last Winter of the Inuvik to Tuk Ice Road! Filmmakers in attendance. 10 pm – Best of Dead North Film Festival ’17 A selection of short horror, fantasy and thrillers.

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SUNDAY, FEB 4 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 11 am – Adventures in Public School (BC, 86 MIN) Socially awkward Liam has been home-schooled his whole life. When he falls in love with a popular girl at a high school he trades his mother’s suffocating love for a world of sex, drugs and social studies. Selected one of Canada’s Top Ten films of 2017. Filmmaker in attendance. 1:30 pm – In the Name of All Canadians (CA, 88 MIN) Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms gets six fresh perspectives in this compilation of short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. Includes Last Resort by Yukon filmmakers Vivian Belik and Jennifer Bowen. 4 pm – Journeys to Adäka (YT, 60 MIN) + Mountain of S’Gaana (BC, 10 MIN) This illuminating documentary follows seven artists as they prepare for the annual Adäka Cultural Festival. Mountain of S’Gaana, an animated film that spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world and the young woman who rescues him. Filmmakers and special guests in attendance.

MONDAY, FEB 5 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12 pm – The Quiet Zone (ON, 45 MIN) + Ice Flow (YT, 10 MIN) This documentary follows four people as they adapt to life in a community of electrically sensitive people who have fled to a remote mountainous region of West Virginia. Ice Flow follows the cycle of freeze-up of the Yukon River. Filmmakers in attendance. 3 pm – Incident at Restigouche (QC, 45 MIN) + Rise: Standing Rock Parts 1+2 (ON, 88 MIN) Alanis Obomsawin’s Incident at Restigouche chronicles two raids on the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation by the Sûreté du Québec in 1981. Two vital episodes from the series Rise chronicle the Standing Rock Indian Reservation fight to stop a pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland. Filmmaker and curator in attendance. 6:30 pm – North by Northwest: Yukon (YT, 71 MIN) New Yukon short films! The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, a black magic practitioner, an obsessed wilderness photographer, a Gold Rush dance hall girl, a love story in a seniors home and a Dempster Highway pond are the subjects of these films. Includes: Pond, Snake Hips Lulu, Deconstruct/Reconstruct, Hands Don’t Lie, Left Hand Path and Camera Trap. Filmmakers and guests in attendance. 8:30 pm – Waru (NZ, 86 MIN) Made up of eight short films, each directed by a different filmmaker, Waru approaches the same traumatic event: the death of a young boy at the hands of his caregiver. In English and Maori with English subtitles. Introduction by guest curator, Jesse Wente. TUESDAY, FEB 6 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12 pm – TBA Please go to alff.ca for information on this screening. 3 pm – In Search of Fellini (US, 93 MIN) A small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.

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5:45 pm – For Dear Life (BC, 75 MIN) When 46-year-old James Pollard, learns he has terminal cancer he sets out to turn his dying into a lasting final project. With great humor and dignity he rallies loved ones to become involved in preserving his body after death. Filmmakers in attendance. 8 pm – The Queen of Spain (ES, 128 MIN) Eighteen years after fleeing fascist Spain, Spanish film actress Macarena Granada (Penélope Cruz) becomes a major Hollywood star. She returns to Spain to play Isabella I of Castille, surrounded by showbiz hype. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. 8:30 pm – Jim Bryson and Rob Dickson OLD FIRE HALL Ottawa singer-songwriter Jim Bryson has toured and played with Kathleen Edwards and the Weakerthans. Local musician Rob Dickson opens with his adventurous new songs. Both singers will be joined by Jordy Walker and Micah Smith. WEDNESDAY, FEB 7 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12 pm – The Road Forward (BC, 101 MIN) Marie Clements’ musical documentary is simultaneously a piece of First Nations history, a call for revolution and resolve, and a portrait of a people who have retained their power and identity through community and activism. 3 pm – A Cambodian Spring (IE/CA, 120 MIN) This stunning documentary shot over six years is a vérité portrait of people caught up in the chaotic and often violent and corrupt development that is shaping modern day Cambodia. In Khmer with English subtitles. 6 pm – Let There Be Light (QC, 80 MIN) + Tesla World Light (QC, 8 MIN) In France, scientists from 37 countries are building the most complex machine ever attempted: an artificial sun. This compelling doc chronicles the work of the passionate scientists who are struggling to make nuclear fusion work. Director in attendance. The Tesla World Light is a stunning animation about visionary inventor Nikola Tesla. 8:30 pm – The Disaster Artist (US, 104 MIN) James Franco transforms the tragicomic true story of aspiring filmmaker and Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. 8:30 pm – Kim Beggs with Justin Haynes OLD FIRE HALL Sweet voiced songstress Kim Beggs celebrates the release of her fifth recording: Said Little Sparrow. Brilliant experimental composer, guitarist and improviser Justin Haynes (from Toronto) opens and accompanies.


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THURSDAY, FEB 8 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12 pm – Black Kite (CA/AF, 88 MIN) Against oppression, change, and seismic political shifts, in Kabul under Taliban rule, a father and daughter find solace in the seemingly clandestine act of kite flying. In Dari with English subtitles.

7 pm – The Square (SE/DK/FR/GR, 142 MIN) Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. A sharp-witted, outrageous satire starring Elizabeth Moss and Claes Bang. In Swedish and English with English subtitles.

3 pm – Unarmed Verses (ON, 86 MIN) A vivid portrait of a community in Toronto facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.

8:30 pm – K!MMORTAL OLD FIRE HALL K!mmortal is a musician, spoken word artist, filmmaker and visual artist. As a queer Filipinx based in Vancouver, K!mmortal creates complex soul experimental hiphop with field recordings, visual projections and collaborations with poets and dancers.

6 pm – My Father From Sirius (FI, 80 MINUTES) When the filmmaker was a boy in small-town Finland his father was an ordinary guy with a job at the tax office. Until he disclosed to his 12-year-old son that he was a messenger between Earth and outer space. A wonderful father and son documentary about belief and disbelief in the spiritual world. Director in attendance. In Finnish with English subtitles.

10 pm – The Ravenous (Les Affamés) (QC, 100 MIN) A unique voice in Québécois cinema, Robin Aubert’s latest film plunges head—and brains—first into a riveting sci-fi zombie film. Selected one of Canada’s Top Ten 10 films of 2017. In French with English subtitles. Guest in attendance.

8:30 pm – A Fantastic Woman (CL/ES, 103 MIN) A transgender singer faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend. Shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. In Spanish with English subtitles. 8:30 pm – Sputnik: live music score OLD FIRE HALL Whitehorse space-rockers; Aiden Tentrees, Zach Pelland and Patrick Hamilton unleash a new improvised live music score to a feature film. It will be freaky! FRIDAY, FEB 9 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12 pm – Secrets From the Ice (ON, 53 MIN) A mystery is emerging out of Yukon mountain ice patches: human hunting tools hidden for as long as 9,000 years. The international version of this documentary to be presented. Director and subjects in the film in attendance. 2 pm – Sami Blood (NO/DK/SE, 95 MIN) This powerful drama follows a teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s who is forcibly removed from her family and sent to a state boarding school where Indigenous children are raised to a level “acceptable” to the rest of Swedish society. In Saami and Swedish with English subtitles. 4:30 pm – A Better Man (ON, 85 MIN) Following a series of intimate conversations between a former couple who lived through two years of domestic abuse, A Better Man infuses new energy into the movement to end violence against women. Presented in closed captioned for the hearing-impaired.

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SATURDAY, FEB 10 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 10:30 am – Blue (AUS, 70 MIN) The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Blue is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. 12 pm – Cross My Heart (Les Rois Mongols) (QC, 106 MIN) During the height of Quebec’s FLQ Crisis four children stage their own rebellion by kidnapping an elderly woman and hiding her in the country. What results is a heartwarming and unflinching view of the tumultuous times as seen through the eyes of children. Directed by renowned French-Canadian actor, Luc Picard. In French with English subtitles. 3 pm – Never Steady, Never Still (BC, 111 MIN) Never Steady, Never Still is a tender and heartbreaking story of a mother and son each alienated and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease. Selected one of Canada’s Top Ten films of 2017. Filmmakers in attendance. 6 pm – Indian Horse (BC, 100 MIN) Adapted from Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this moving drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools and the indomitable spirit of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Guests in attendance. 9 pm – Porcupine Lake (ON, 84 MIN) During a hot and hazy summer in Ontario cottage country, 13-yearold Bea wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets Kate she gets more than she had imagined. Director in attendance.

SUNDAY, FEB 11 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 10 am – The Breadwinner (CA/IE/LU, 93 MIN) FREE ADMISSION Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Stunning animation from the creators of Song of the Sea. 12 pm – City of Ghosts (USA, 91 MIN) This real-life international thriller follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. In Arabic with English subtitles. 2 pm – Untitled (AT, 107 MIN) Untitled is a film about movement and travelling, about the unknown and the other. Two years after filmmaker Michael Glawogger’s sudden death, editor Monika Willi uses his footage of Africa, the Balkans and Italy to create an image of the world. In German, Krio, Georgian and French with English subtitles. 4:30pm – Sweet Country (AU, 114 MIN) An outback western inspired by real events this is a story of personal conviction and settler justice set in the stark panoramas of Australia’s Northern Territory. Western Canada premiere. 7:30pm – Faces Places (Visages Villages) (FR, 90 MIN) Eighty nine-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR team up to co-direct this enchanting road documentary. Together they travel around France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. TICKETS & PASSES Single tickets: $15/$13 YFS member or senior/$10 youth under 16 KDCC Events: $12/$10 YFS member, senior, youth, KDFN citizen Passes: Five Film Pass ($55) Ten Film Pass ($100) Available Light Cabaret at The Old Fire Hall

Jim Bryson + Rob Dickson ($22) Kim Beggs w/ Justin Haynes ($22) Sputnik live film score ($12) K!MMORTAL ($12) Where to buy: www.yukontickets.com, in person at Arts

Underground and at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office or by phone 867-667-8574 (10am–3pm).

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The magic of darkness Hibernation The inaugural Aurora Snowmobile Ride with the Klondike Snowmobile Association takes place on the weekend of Jan. 26

The crazy adventure of a temporary (or definitive, who knows?) expatriate

by Kelly Tabuteau

by Kylie Campbell

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he weekend of January 26, 27 and 28 will see the Klondike Snowmobile Association journeying out on a group ride to Mount McIntyre and Fish Lake area to observe the night sky. The idea for the Aurora ride was hatched by James Connor, director at the Klondike Snowmobile Association, who also works at Air North. Air North’s recent Aurora flight inspired him to set up the event. Connor will be observing the weather on Friday morning to determine which evening will best work to see the incredible Aurora-lit sky. “I was working on the Aurora flight and I thought that would be pretty cool to do while sledding (snowmobiling),” said Connor. And, he said, every year members have been requesting more group events. This will be the first major event for the winter season. It doesn’t matter what level of snowmobiling skill you have, everyone is welcome to join. The route is easy going, but if you’re like Connor you can try to keep up with him at the front of the group. There will be a number of experienced snowmobilers from the board who will ensure everyone’s safety. They will provide an overview before the ride to ensure everyone is comfortable and ready to go. All you need is access to a sled

(snowmobile) and there are options to rent sleds and trailers with discounted prices for members. The route will start at Fish Lake Road/Copper Haul Trail staging area and will run from 6 p.m. until about 10 p.m., weather dependent. “The further you get away from town and the lights, the more intense the sky looks,” said Connor. He has been riding sleds since he could remember, and got his first sled at 13 years old. His dad is also a board member. The inaugural Aurora Snowmobile Ride should make for an incredible experience to enjoy the trails and either try something new, make new friends, or have some new riding buddies for the future. Other events the Klondike Snowmobile Association has planned include Take a Friend Snowmobiling Ride on Saturday, February 10, and the Dawson Overland Trail Ride on Saturday, March 3. For more information about events, rentals, or anything snowmobiling check out KSA.yk.ca.

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

Sledding in the Yukon

The beautiful sights of winter exploration

PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau Ed. Note: This is part seven of a seven part series. Part six can be found in the June 14, 2017 issue of What’s Up Yukon.

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’m living a dream and I look forward to the next step… At the end of 2016, I made many diverse acquaintances, each promising me future days, every one more enjoyable than the last. Yet, as the winter set in, I had the feeling the Yukon was going into “hibernation”. I didn’t know if it was due to the snow that sprinkled the landscape, the extreme temperatures (around -38ºC), or the omnipresent blackness which disrupted my biological clock, but it seemed to me that the Yukoners were hiding themselves behind the heat of their fireplaces. For a few weeks now, I have had the feeling that everything is slowing down here. It’s not just a question of “Yukon Time,” it’s the winter anchoring more deeply and the city falling asleep little by little. If I listened to the locals, I likely wouldn’t do anything for the next three months... But I just want to enjoy! Live the moment, enjoy every second and most importantly, not procrastinate. Then, even with frozen lashes and three pairs of socks, I go out, I explore! Live the moment and enjoy every second...

THE SNOW

PHOTO: Steve Reid

As of October, the flakes made their appearance. Timid at first – unlike the 40 cm snowfalls of the Alps in Europe – they finally managed to impose themselves little by little and to freeze time.

Hungry?

I no longer had to wait to feel the winter influence. It was here – and it wasn’t even the month of December, yet. I watched every change of perspective, because with its thick, white mantle, the snow changed everything: mountains seemed more accessible; the least relief was softened; lakes were transformed into ice; and the trees were dressed in their most beautiful jewels. It was a brand-new Yukon landscape that was shaping right before my eyes. And I certainly would not sit on my couch in front of the stove, watching it from the window! Live the moment and enjoy every second...

THE COLD Yet, seven years ago, I was living my first winter in Quebec, where a temperature of -29ºC combined with the humid air and a chilling wind left me feeling that if I didn’t go back to a warm environment quickly, every part of my body would slowly change into ice cubes. And this, despite the winter gear bought on the spot! After this episode, I was apprehensive about winter in the Yukon. Known to be one of the most extreme in Canada, it’s actually not that hard to live with, since here the cold is dry. Dry but icy. I was experiencing that cold, for the first time, at the beginning of December, during a week, with temperatures near -36. But I wasn’t to be put off by the situation. Quite the contrary! I swaggered about, wrapped up warm, snowshoes on my feet, on the Dempster Highway! My second time? I saw it mid January... the

thermometer oscillated, for several days in a row, between -32 and -26. And still sitting pretty :) Live the moment and enjoy every second...

THE DARKNESS I always seem to end up sitting pretty... however, on shorter durations. And it has nothing to do with the surrounding cold, for which I was prepared! But rather everything to do with a very small detail that I hadn’t anticipated ... And yet, just a few hundred kilometres from the Arctic Circle, I should have thought about it! What’s more, with the presence of the Midnight Sun in summer ... Now, nights were longer than days! The result is a truly special atmosphere. In the muffled surroundings offered by the snow, there is a heavy silence. Fighting firmly against my inner marmot – who, rejoicing in all this darkness, mistakenly thinks that it is time to go into hibernation – I seize my cloak and venture out onto the heights of Riverdale, my new neighborhood. Live the moment and enjoy every second...

THE WONDER I explore each street, each trail, and discover the surrounding areas: Long Lake, Hidden Lakes, Chadburn Lake, Miles Canyon and Grey Mountain. Eyes wide open, a smile frozen on my lips, because I am living the moment and enjoying every second. Kelly Tabuteau is a freelance writer based in Whitehorse. She moved here from France in 2016.

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The award-winning indie-rock musical Onegin will be performed Feb. 1-3

PHOTO: courtesy of Onegin

Ten days to celebrate Pivot Festival’s 10th year

The Pivot Festival runs Jan. 24 to Feb. 3 with local and national acts by Selene Vakharia

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ince Nakai Theatre launched the Pivot Festival in 2008, there have been some big names and unforgettable performances that have graced stages and pop-up theatre settings in Whitehorse. The festival has boasted bringing unconventional and awardwinning shows from across Canada and the world to Yukon audiences. Award-winning and inspirational

pieces – such as Cliff Cardinal’s Huff, the Parisian hit L’Immediat, and the hilarious A Brimful of Asha – have all been part of the festival alongside homegrown playwrights in the process of building new pieces. Held at the end of January each year – and packed with onstage and off-stage events – Pivot brings people together to experience art and community in the

dark. Its 10th year is no different. With 10 days jam-packed with three shows, speed-friending pop-ups, a pub crawl and more, audiences will have no trouble breaking free of the winter blues.

Onegin

By Arts Club Theatre Company Feb 1-3, 8 p.m., at the Yukon Arts Centre Presented in partnership with the Yukon Arts Centre Indie-rock musical Onegin is an award-winning show put on by an award-winning cast. Taking place in the Russian winter, it tells a story of love, boredom and what we will do to escape them both. Co-writer and musical director Veda Hille is no stranger to the Yukon having spent time here in the late ’90s. “I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the Yukon from

about 1995 to 2005,” Hille said. “It was a very formative time in my life as an artist. I miss you guys! I’m happy that Onegin is going up, of course. It’s a big work, and I think the North will love it. And hopefully I can come up again sometime soon.” With her experience of the North, Hille is certain that Yukon audiences will connect with and enjoy Onegin. “Yukoners are hardy people with big feelings, in my experience,” Hille said. “Onegin is a wild, romantic ride, and it’s also irreverent and funny. Tailor-made for Northern sensibilities.”  

Trader Time

Written by Ivan Coyote and scored by songwriter Sarah MacDougall Jan 26 and 27, 7 p.m., Old Fire Hall Inspired by the CKRW The Rush call-in show, Trader Time, the two artists blend story and song to create a new piece that will be unveiled at Pivot. The series of interconnected stories paint a haunting and sometimes hilarious story of Whitehorse through the perspective of a trans person returning to their birthplace and its history after many years.

3penny Radio Revue

Nielson, Brenda Barnes, Katie Avery, Moira Sauer and Annie Avery. The piece is adapted from The Threepenny Opera (circa 1928) and boasts beautiful songs about terrible people. “This is my first full show as a creator and director up here,” Zimmer said, “and I’m excited to share the mix of humour, music, and biting satire that I love – and that the 3penny Radio Revue embodies.”

The Extras Keeping up the Pivot tradition of being more than a theatre festival, there will be off-stage events throughout the 10 days that aim to bring people together in unique ways. Audiences will be able to enjoy everything from a pub crawl that blends live storytelling and songs with a group wander to downtown bars, to speed-friending events where they will bond over uncommon questions and a ticking clock. The Pivot Theatre Festival begins Thursday, Jan. 24 and ends Sunday, Feb. 3. Check the Nakai Theatre website at NakaiTheatre.com for show details and ticket prices, and to buy tickets. You can also check out the events on Facebook.

Jan 26 and 27, 9 p.m., Old Fire Hall

Each year Pivot includes a local piece. This year’s local performance features Nakai Theatre’s own artistic director, Jacob Zimmer, alongside Scott Maynard, Roy

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If you notice a light on your dash that includes the letters T.P.M.S. or a small tire icon, your vehicle may be equipped with this safety system. As of September 2007 the D.O.T. requires every passenger vehicle, truck and bus manufactured for sale in the U.S. with a G.V.W.R. of 10,000 lbs or less must include a system to detect any tire with less than 25% of the placard pressure and warn the driver of a low tire pressure on the instrument panel. There are several different meanings to these indicators and deciphering which condition the system is indicating varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. If you notice any of these warnings on your instrument panel, you should refer to your owner’s manual or stop in and have us identify which conditions the vehicle may be experiencing.

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Active Interest LISTINGS Daily, Sunday to Friday, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays & Sundays Velocity/ Pursuit Practice Mon/Wed 4:30 PM, Sun 13:30 AM Biathlon Range Wed. Jan. 17 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. Jan. 17 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. 3343479 Wed. Jan. 17 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed. Jan. 17 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed. Jan. 17 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed. Jan. 17 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 Wed. Jan. 17 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts ‘Thu. Jan. 18 to Sun. Jan. 21 Lights Out Yukon Invitational Basketball Tournament Whitehorse, Yukon Join us as a player or a spectator for three days of great basketball and some evening events. Thu. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 18 Insanity Live 6:00 am Peak Fitness A challenging, group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total-body strength drills, designed for people of ALL levels. 335-4281 brittyfit@gmail. com Thu. Jan. 18 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

Thu. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 18 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Level Up Pilates 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness The next progression for those who have completed Explore Pilates. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Thu. Jan. 18 Cardio Tennis 7:00 pm Yukon College To register email TennisYukon@gmail.com Thu. Jan. 18 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Drop-in Shot Clinic 8:00 pm Yukon College Every Thursday through March 13th Email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Jan. 18 Drop-in Adult Play 9:00 pm Yukon College Every Thursday through March 13th Email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more information. Fri. Jan. 19 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. 3343479 Fri. Jan. 19 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Jan. 19 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Jan. 19 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sat. Jan. 20 Drop-in Touch Rugby 3:30 pm Canada Games Centre Beginners and lifelong players of all ages, genders and ability welcome. Sun. Jan. 21 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jan. 21 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jan. 21 Bears 1:30 pm Biathlon Range Sun. Jan. 21 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jan. 21 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jan. 21 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon. Jan. 22 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

Wellness LISTINGS Wednesdays, until Feb.14 Fuel: Lunch Yoga 12:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Fuel continues the work started in Invoke: Morning Intensive, and Ignite: Lunchtime Intensive, and helps make it habit. Call or email to register. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@ gmail.com Wed. Jan. 17 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Jan. 17 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Jan. 17 Yoga for Paddlers 5:15 pm Whitehorse Elementary Lead by yoga instructor Michelle Eshpeter every Wednesday, email info@ flatwateryukon.ca for more information. Wed. Jan. 17 Beginning Primary – Level 1 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery This class awe begin to feel the strength, stamina, lightness and flow of the practice, and work on vinyasas.To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed. Jan. 17 Yoga and Art 7:00 pm Grace Space Enjoy a 45 minute yoga session followed by 45 minutes of guided creative work with mixed media journaling, drawing and painting technique. Call or email to register. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com Thu. Jan. 18 Traditional Hatha Yoga 12:00 pm Grace Space Hatha yoga is the foundation of all other forms of yoga, go back to work feeling refreshed. Call or email to sign up. 335-6216 info@ gracespaceyukon.com Thu. Jan. 18 Navigating Motherhood 1:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 689-8887 or email commongroundcounselling@gmail.com to register. Thu. Jan. 18 Introduction to Ashtanga 7:00 pm Grace Space Connects breath and movement to develop flexibility, strength in both body and mind, and self-awareness. Email for more information info@ gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Fri. Jan. 19 Rise + Shine – All Levels 7:00 am Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Fri. Jan. 19 Traditional Hatha Yoga 12:00 pm Grace Space Hatha yoga is the foundation of all other forms of yoga, go back to work feeling refreshed. Call or email to sign up. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com Fri. Jan. 19 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317

Mon. Jan. 22 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jan. 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 Tue. Jan. 23 Insanity Live 6:00 am Peak Fitness A challenging, group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total-body strength drills, designed for people of ALL levels. 335-4281 brittyfit@gmail. com Tue. Jan. 23 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jan. 23 Ladies Kickboxing Class 5:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 334-2309 to register or for more info. Call 334-2309 to register or for more info. Tue. Jan. 23 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jan. 23 Level Up Pilates 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness The next progression for those who have completed Explore Pilates. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Tue. Jan. 23 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Tue. Jan. 23 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jan. 23 Drop-in Touch Rugby 9:15 pm Canada Games Centre Beginners and lifelong players of all ages, genders and ability welcome. Wed. Jan. 24 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. Jan. 24 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. 3343479 Wed. Jan. 24 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed. Jan. 24 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed. Jan. 24 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 Wed. Jan. 24 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

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Fri. Jan. 19 Prenatal Yoga 4:45 pm Breath of Life Collective Help get through a pregnancy with minimal discomfort and it also helps the birth and post-delivery stages. Email for more information thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Fri. Jan. 19 Slow Flow + Resto – All Levels 5:00 pm Alpine Bakery A nice combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 flow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative with a nice savasanaah at the end. To register call or email To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Fri. Jan. 19 Candlelight Restorative Yoga 6:00 pm Breath of Life Collective A gentle, all-levels class. Due to limited space and props, this class is available for pre-registration only. Email to register. thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Sat. Jan. 20 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat. Jan. 20 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. Jan. 21 Restorative Yoga 10:30 am Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Jan. 21 Gentle Yoga 12:30 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga For the all ages, the stiff and the recovering bodies of life. Everyone welcome Beginners encouraged! Call or email to register. 3348599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Sun. Jan. 21 Restorative Yoga 4:00 pm Grace Space Yoga using props, visualization, sounds, and natural oils, call or email for more information. 3356216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Mon. Jan. 22 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Jan. 22 Postnatal Yoga 1:30 pm Grace Space Poses to heal, and gain back your strength and stamina. Email for more information info@ gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Mon. Jan. 22 Kids & Parents Yoga 4:00 pm Grace Space Work with breathing, holding poses for longer time, rapidity and coordination with sun salutations, relaxation and meditation. Call or email for more info. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Mon. Jan. 22 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Jan. 22 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome!

Mon. Jan. 22 Diabetes Wellness Series 6:00 pm Canada Games Centre Topics including selfmanagement, medications, self-monitoring, healthy eating and activity strategies. To register, call 6688360 Mon. Jan. 22 Yoga for Athletes with Meagan Louise 7:00 pm Grace Space Blend of yin yoga, flowing sequences, strength work, relaxation, and meditation will help people keep on doing what they love. Email for more information info@ gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Mon. Jan. 22 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. Jan. 23 Healthy Boundaries in Relationships Counselling Group 11:30 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Please call Kim Rogers for more information. 667-2970 ext 234 Tue. Jan. 23 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue. Jan. 23 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Jan. 23 Moksha Yoga 7:00 pm Grace Space A unique hot yoga series that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. Email for more information info@gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Wed. Jan. 24 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Jan. 24 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Jan. 24 Men’s Circle 5:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Topics discussed based on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Call 633-2629 for more info. Wed. Jan. 24 Yoga for Paddlers 5:15 pm Whitehorse Elementary Lead by yoga instructor Michelle Eshpeter every Wednesday, email info@ flatwateryukon.ca for more information. Wed. Jan. 24 Yoga and Art 7:00 pm Grace Space Enjoy a 45 minute yoga session followed by 45 minutes of guided creative work with mixed media journaling, drawing and painting technique. Call or email to register. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com

Your Core and Your Floor A short class for Men & Women who are experiencing:

• Incontinence • Post-Partum Issues

• Menopause • Prolapse

• Pelvic Pain • Post-surgery

Come and join Jaclyn and Kristy, registered physiotherapists, for a fun and interactive class! þ Learn about your core and pelvic floor muscles and how they work together þ Learn simple exercises you can do to decrease pain and improve your symptoms þ Learn about common pelvic floor conditions and their treatment

Wednesday, January 31, 7:30-9:00 pm Fee: Voluntary donation to Hospice Yukon

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Vancouver’s Jen Hodge All Stars will make their Yukon debut in Dawson City and Whitehorse this weekend by Ken Bolton Vancouver bassist and vocalist Jen Hodge will perform with the Jen Hodge All Stars in Dawson City on January 19, and in Whitehorse at the Yukon Arts Centre on January 21

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en Hodge had just spent five hectic days in Asheville, North Carolina, rehearsing every day and performing late into every night as part of the massive celebration of swing music known as Lindy Focus XVI. Despite the grinding schedule, the Vancouver jazz bassist and singer considered the Christmasweek event “a really incredible experience” that allowed her to meet and play with outstanding musicians from across North America and abroad. Around 3:30 a.m. the day after New Year’s, Hodge flew into New Orleans, Louisiana, for a few days of downtime and a chance to savour some of her favourite music. “New Orleans jazz is very close to my heart,” she admitted in an interview from her hotel in the city known as the cradle of jazz. But jazz wasn’t even on Hodge’s radar when she first realized she wanted to pursue a career in music. “I don’t think I ever really made that decision. It just happened. From when I was 11, I felt, ‘I’m going to be a musician. This is

what I’m supposed to do with my existence.’” Watching a Beatles movie at a friend’s house quickly focused her musical attention on rock as her genre of choice. “I just loved that music so much. I had always wanted to be in the school band, so I wanted to pick instruments that were versatile enough that I could play in the concert band and play in a rock band.” When it came time to declare her top three instrumental preferences, she made a pragmatic choice. “You couldn’t play guitar in the concert band, but you could play electric bass. They used to give electric bass players the tuba parts, or string bass parts. So electric bass was my first choice, then percussion, and then saxophone.” Because few other students wanted to play bass, Hodge basically ended up in all the ensembles in her Courtenay, B.C. school, thanks to the gift of an old instrument from a cousin. “It was serendipitous. I kind of feel like the bass chose me more

than I chose it. And I wasn’t about to resist.” In Grade 11, after five years playing mainly classic rock, she auditioned for the senior jazz band. But her teacher had news: if she wanted to represent her school in the top band, she would have to take up the “real” bass. After looking at the school’s only upright bass, she scrunched up her nose and said, “Oh, that’s not very rock and roll.” The teacher didn’t budge. “He said, ‘Well, if you want the spot in the band, you have to play it. And we have our first real performance in two weeks, so the choice is yours.’” Hodge reluctantly agreed to give it a try. “I took it home and I was pretty begrudging about it at the beginning. Then I played it all weekend, and by the end of it I was like, ‘Oh, this is really fun,’” Before long, she had connected with some Grade 12 students who were really into jazz and invited her to play with them. “We would hang out on the weekends and listen to recordings they had of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock and stuff,” she said. “It was different and interesting, and they wanted to play some of those tunes. So I was listening to them, to learn them and work on them.” About the same time, Hodge first attended the Courtenay Youth Music Camp, which was originally established in her Vancouver Island hometown by the Vancouver Junior Symphony Society in 1967, before branching out beyond orchestral music. “I played a different kind of jazz at that camp; (renowned Vancouver bassist) Jodi Proznick was the bass instructor, and she was really inspiring.”

Since graduating from the jazz program at Capilano University in 2007, Hodge has carved out a solid reputation as a performer, arranger and bandleader, first with the Company B Jazz Band, which started in 2007. With both that group and the Jen Hodge All Stars, which she founded in 2010, the emphasis is on a hard-driving traditional style. “I’ve always been more drawn to jazz that has a deep groove and a solid beat than a more subtle one. I just love a big, fat, driving quarter-note. It just feels so good, and it makes other people feel good, and that makes me feel even better.” The Jen Hodge All Stars will play two Yukon shows this week: Friday, January 19 at the Odd Hall in Dawson City (8 p.m.), and Sunday, January 21 at the Yukon Arts Centre for Jazz on the Wing (7:30 p.m.).

Other personnel for the northern visit are Chris Davis on trumpet, Jonathan Doyle on clarinet and saxophone, Josh Roberts on guitar, and Julian MacDonough on drums. Much of the repertoire will be drawn from her second CD, which is set for official release in February. While it’s rooted in a particular tradition, it is music that “could only have happened now,” Hodge said. “I think any of these tracks sound like 2017 to me. But they’ll sound like 2018 when we’re playing it live in the Yukon.”

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

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Wed. Jan. 17 Whitehorse RELAW Dinner and Input 5:30 pm Atlin Rec Centre Tell us what is important to you as we continue this work to ensure that all we are doing is in line with Tlingit values and way of life. Call 250-651-7900 ex. 204 or email relaw.coor@trtfn.com for more info. Wed. Jan. 17 Yoga with Megan Samms 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Call Megan at 651-2248 for more info. Wed. Jan. 17 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre ‘Fri. Jan. 19 to Sun. Jan. 21 Gold Nugget Mixed Bonspiel Atlin Rec Centre Contact Lynn at 250-6517663 to enter a team or for more information. Sat. Jan. 20 Saturday Sewing 10:00 am Atlin Rec Centre Every level of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced sewer, is welcome! Sat. Jan. 20 Winter Bazaar & Flea Market 11:00 am Atlin Rec Centre Find the perfect unique gift and shop local. To book a table, call Patricia 250-651-2422 Sun. Jan. 21 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 am St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Jan. 21 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 am Atlin Christian Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Cooking Classes Northern Lights College Call 651-7762 to register. Wed. Jan. 24 Yoga with Megan Samms 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Call Megan at 651-2248 for more info. Wed. Jan. 24 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Fri. Jan. 19 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. Jan. 20 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. Jan. 22 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. Jan. 23 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

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Wed. Jan. 17 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Jan. 17 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Jan. 17 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Jan. 17 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Jan. 17 AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jan. 18 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jan. 18 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu. Jan. 18 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jan. 18 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat. Jan. 20 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Jan. 21 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon. Jan. 22 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Jan. 22 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jan. 23 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jan. 23 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue. Jan. 23 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Jan. 23 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jan. 23 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Jan. 23 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. Jan. 24 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

Wed. Jan. 24 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Jan. 24 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Jan. 24 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Jan. 24 AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

CARMACKS

Wed. Jan. 17 to Thurs. Jan. 18 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am Carmacks Provides practical help for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Register online.

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Wed, Jan, 17 – Sat, Feb,24 Art Exhibit - PATHIE by Andrée-Anne Roussel KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Interactive installation containing both video elements and kinetic sculpture, around the themes of commitment and apathy. Wed, Jan, 17 Artist Talk - PATHIE by Andrée-Anne Roussel 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Interactive installation containing both video elements and kinetic sculpture, around the themes of commitment and apathy. Wed. Jan. 17 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu. Jan. 18 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. Jan. 19 The Jen Hodge All Stars - Traditional Jazz Dance Party 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, intriguing arrangements, plenty of spontaneous fun, and an evident, infectious love for making music. Tickets at the door. Fri. Jan. 19 The Executives 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jan. 19 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jan. 19 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jan. 19 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Jan. 19 The Jen Hodge All Stars - Traditional Jazz Dance Party 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, intriguing arrangements, plenty of spontaneous fun, and an evident, infectious love for making music. Tickets at the door. Sat. Jan. 20 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. Jan. 20 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Jan. 20 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/ desert drinks, to a featured special. Sat. Jan. 20 “Double Bob” Potluck 6:00 pm Dawson City Community Library “Double Bob” potluck, in celebration of the birthdays of Robert Burns and Robert Service. You are welcome to recite a favourite poem! 867-993-5571 dclib@klondiker.com Sun. Jan. 21 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Sun. Jan. 21 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Jan. 22 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Jan. 22 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Wed. Jan. 24 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

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Wed. Jan. 17 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri. Jan. 19 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun. Jan. 21 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Jan. 21 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Jan. 23 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Jan. 24 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

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Wed. Jan. 17 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Jan. 17 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Jan. 18 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. Jan. 18 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Jan. 18 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Jan. 18 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Jan. 18 Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Jan. 18 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri. Jan. 19 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sun. Jan. 21 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon. Jan. 22 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall

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Wed. Jan. 24 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Jan. 24 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Jan. 24 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre

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Wed. Jan. 17 Choir 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Jan. 19 Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jan. 20 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sun. Jan. 21 Drop in Badminton 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun. Jan. 21 Zumba Classes with Mariana Giaccaglia 3:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Jan. 23 North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@yogawhitehorse.ca Tue. Jan. 23 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. Jan. 24 Choir 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Wed. Jan. 17 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Jan. 18 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Jan. 18 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Jan. 19 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sat. Jan. 20 40-below Mayo Beach Party 8:00 pm Mayo Yukon Sun. Jan. 21 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Jan. 22 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Jan. 23 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Jan. 23 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. Jan. 23 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Wed. Jan. 24 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

MOUNT LORNE

Sun. Jan. 21 TEDx Talks Whitehorse - “The Future YOU for 2018” 1:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Drop in, bring some finger-food to share, admission is free. Mon. Jan. 22 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 6677083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net

OLD CROW

Thu. Jan. 18 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Jan. 21 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Jan. 23 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Wed. Jan. 17 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Jan. 17 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed. Jan. 17 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Jan. 17 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Jan. 18 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 20 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Jan. 20 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Jan. 20 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun. Jan. 21 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. Jan. 21 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Mon. Jan. 22 Nordic Walking 1:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue. Jan. 23 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. Jan. 24 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Jan. 24 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN

Thu. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 19 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. Jan. 19 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. Sun. Jan. 21 Power Skate Clinic Teslin Rec Center Call the Rec Centre for more info. Tue. Jan. 23 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. Jan. 23 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca

Tue. Jan. 23 Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com

WATSON LAKE

Wed. Jan. 17 Baby & Me Snowshoeing 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 536-8023 for more information. Thu. Jan. 18 Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu. Jan. 18 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Jan. 18 Squash Clinic 4:30 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre All levels of experience welcome, beginners to advanced. Call Meaghan for more information. 536-8023 Thu. Jan. 18 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Fri. Jan. 19 Squash Clinic 3:30 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre All levels of experience welcome, beginners to advanced. Call Meaghan for more information. 536-8023 Sat. Jan. 20 Frozen Lace Relay Race Watson Lake Recreation Centre Kicksled, snowshoe and cross country ski. For more information call 536-8023. Sat. Jan. 20 Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 am Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sun. Jan. 21 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Jan. 22 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Jan. 23 Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue. Jan. 23 Infant Massage 1:30 pm Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage, to improve bonding, sleeping periods, colic, and much more. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call Roxanne at 536-2125 Tue. Jan. 23 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Wed. Jan. 24 Baby & Me Snowshoeing 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 536-8023 for more information.

HAINES

Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed 11-12:30 & 5:30-7 | Thurs 11-12:30 | Fri 12-1:30 & 5:30-7 | Sat/Sun 1:30-3 #907-766-2666 Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30| #907-7662545 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Tai Chi Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Jan. 17 Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 17 Yoga with Melina 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 17 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed. Jan. 17 Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Jan. 17 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 17 Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Jan. 17 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 18 Rivertalk 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Jan. 19 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Jan. 19 Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Jan. 19 Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Jan. 19 Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat. Jan. 20 Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Jan. 20 Film Matinee Fundraiser for Basketball 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Jan. 21 Yoga with Melina 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Jan. 21 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Jan. 21 St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Jan. 21 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. Jan. 22 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Jan. 22 Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Jan. 22 Gentle & Beginner’s Yoga 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Gentle & Beginner’s Yoga 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 22 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jan. 23 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center

Tue. Jan. 23 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jan. 23 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jan. 23 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 24 Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 24 Yoga with Melina 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 24 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed. Jan. 24 Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Jan. 24 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jan. 24 Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Jan. 24 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

SKAGWAY

Mon.- Fri. Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Rec. Centre Wed. Jan. 17 TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed. Jan. 17 SpinFlex w/Katherine 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 17 Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed. Jan. 17 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 17 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 17 Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu. Jan. 18 Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Jan. 18 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Jan. 18 Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Jan. 18 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Jan. 18 Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Thu. Jan. 18 Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga ALL Level 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Jan. 18 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Jan. 19 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Jan. 19 Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Fri. Jan. 19 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Jan. 19 Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Sat. Jan. 20 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Jan. 20 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Jan. 20 Flow and Restore 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Powerful vinyasa style class with a focus in strengthening the entire body, ending with restorative/yin style poses to soak in the energy and heat created in the flow. Sun. Jan. 21 Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Mon. Jan. 22 TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Mon. Jan. 22 SpinFlex w/Katherine 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jan. 22 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jan. 22 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jan. 22 Acro Jam 6:30 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 Mon. Jan. 22 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Jan. 23 Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jan. 23 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Jan. 23 Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Tue. Jan. 23 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. Jan. 23 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 24 TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Wed. Jan. 24 SpinFlex w/Katherine 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 24 Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed. Jan. 24 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 24 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 24 Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up


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Warrior fit

A circuit fitness routine you can do at a park or at home by Angela Szymczuk

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ellow gym heroes, this an article for you - or for anyone who wants to take their fitness to the extreme level. I am going to go over a circuit obstacle course that’s easy to create, but will challenge you. Circuit-style boot camp obstacle courses are awesome for building endurance and stamina, because they push you past your limits. By using a combination of body weight exercises, high intensity interval training and weights, you will be giving yourself a full body workout. They also serve as a nice change, if you are looking for a break from cardio machines or weights. I, myself can attest to circuit workouts. Having done my first one eight months ago in a class, I became addicted. In fact, I like them so much I now do them four times per week and I have noticed a huge improvement in agility and strength. This workout is one I’ve put together on my own and worked for me. Let’s begin! You will need the following; a duffel bag filled with four 5-pound weights or you can ditch the bag and use a log that’s about 3 to 4 feet long and weighs about 20 pounds. Distance markers will be useful: you can use tennis balls, flags, pylons, etc. Next you will need two hand weights: 10 pounds each if you are a beginner, 15 if you are intermediate, 25 to 30 is you are seriously in beast mode.

Also, have lots of water nearby. There will be six stations: a different exercise to be done at each station and a different cardio exercise to be performed while travelling to each one. As far as time goes, it’s really up to you. If you are looking to seriously push yourself, then one round of the circuit should take you 15 min. If you are looking for a good sweat that won’t have your heart pounding too hard, aim for 25 minutes. If you are looking to get back into the swing of things and try something new then 30 to 40 minutes can be your goal. Let’s get started. Take your markers and set them 150 feet apart. Station 1 will have your hand weights. Station 3 will have the weighted bag. I would recommend doing this circuit at a park or in an open field. If you are unable to get outdoors then you can do it indoors in your basement or rec room and instead of running between stations 150 feet apart, you can jog on the spot, high knees are optional, but give you extra cardio. Aim for 45 seconds as fast as you can.

Station 1 With your hand weights you are going to do standard bicep curls: 10 per side. Then jog to station 2.

Station 2 Here you will do a mix of plié jump squats and prisoner squats. For a plié jump squat, stand with your feet wider apart than your shoulders. Squat down with

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Station 3 Pick up your weighted duffel bag, balance it on the back of your shoulders and jog to station 4.

Station 4 Place the bag down. Here you will do jack knives. Lie on your

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back, feet stretched out, arms stretched back behind your head. Raise your arms and feet at the same time. When you raise your feet, bend your knees as you pull them closer towards your chest. Your hands and knees should touch at the same time. Then your arms go back over your head and feet down to the ground. Do 15 repetitions. When you’re done, pick up your weight bag, place over your shoulder and jog back to station 3. Then spider crawl to station 4 and then continue to station 5. What is a spider crawl? Position yourself with your palms on the ground, toes touching the ground. Take your left leg, and move it towards your left hand. Move your right hand about 2 feet in front of you and take your right leg and move it towards your right arm. Continue this until you reach station 5.

Station 5 Here you will be doing tricep push-ups. A tricep push-up is similar in motion to a regular pushup. What you will change is the position of your arms. Instead of having your arms positioned out to align with your shoulders, you will bring them in close to your body, with your hands positioned under your shoulders. By having your arms close to your body, your triceps are doing most of the work to raise your body. This type of push-up can be quite challenging, so if you need to modify it, you can do it from your knees. Try doing 10. By this time you should be sweating up a storm and you may feel like taking an extended

break, depending on your fitness level. Aim to limit breaks, because keeping your heart rate going burns that fat. You are almost done, then you can rest for a little bit, before you do it all over again. Travel to station 6 by doing high knee skips.

Station 6 We are back to tackling the core with plank. Lying flat, prop your body up using your forearms, and hold the plank position for as long as you can. Ideal would be to hold for 2 minutes. If you begin to feel strained in your shoulders or back, reset your position, your core should be doing most of the work. Congratulations, you have completed round 1 of your beast mode circuit. Take a five minute break, then repeat, adding five reps to each exercise at each station. For planks, try to extend the hold time by 30 seconds. You should aim to complete three to five rounds,depending on your fitness level. If you are new to boot camp workouts and were not able to get to three rounds, don’t stress. The important thing is that you are working towards challenging your fitness level.

Angela Szymczuk is a Whitehorse-based writer. Please send comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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