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round meat is certainly one of the results of just about any successful hunt and this includes birds. With a little thought, there are a number of ways to use burger besides simple, but great tasting, hamburgers. Grinding your own meat saves a bunch of money, but if you pay to have your meat ground, you will end up with consistent – and therefore useful – package sizes. Sometimes at the end of a long day, when grinding and packaging yourself, the packages end up being too large to easily use, except for spaghetti sauce or chili – which is a fine result if you planned it that way. The best idea when packaging any cut of meat is to wrap it in meal-sized portions. It will take a few spoonfuls of burger to see what will make the number of patties you need for a meal, but after you’ve done that, it’s just scooping out the same amount before wrapping. Ground meat for spaghetti sauce and chili are wrapped in larger packages and the size of the lump is established by what you learned with last year’s packages. If this is year #1, take a guess on the light side as you can always thaw some burger packages to bulk it up. If you have thawed more meat than you need, just add more of the other ingredients and make some more. These items can be frozen in a variety of commercial Tupperware type of containers or even freezer storage Ziplocs, but I find that standard size yoghurt containers are a perfect size for our meals and seal tightly for over two years. Burger stew – or “mince,” as it has always been called in my family – is an extremely simple, yet very tasty, one-pot meal that can be served when ready or frozen for a camping/hunting trip. Just as with other stews, the meat is browned, put in a large enough pot with potatoes, onions, carrots, turnip and peppers, etc.

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PHOTO: Pixabay and simmered until done. Dumplings (use a bannock recipe) can be added for the last 20 minutes and voila, a complete meal. I suggest removing dumplings and potatoes before freezing this dish. Salisbury steak is another delicious option. Just look online for a recipe. A multitude of meat-ball recipes is also available online. A favourite at our house is meatloaf. We don’t have it as often as we have burgers, but it is certainly a tasty use of ground meat. I usually make two at a time, slicing and packaging the leftovers and second loaf in mealsized portions for future use. A recipe we’ve recently tried and enjoyed is a meatloaf with salsa mixed into it. I only use mild

salsa as that is my favourite, but make it to suit your own taste buds. Look online for these recipes. Except when making sausages, our ground meat is always ground without the addition of domestic fat from pork or beef. This is to avoid the additives that are included in most domestic meat. Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.

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n September, we “Take Back the Night” by taking to the streets reminding our community that self-identified women deserve to be safe on the street, out at parties with our friends, on dates and in cab rides home. And we Walk with our Sisters in Spirit in October to raise awareness of the alarming high rates of violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. During the “16 Days to End Gender-Based Violence” in November, we raise awareness, have hard conversations about current economic and political alliances, and come together to mourn and remember those lives that have been taken too soon. In January we “Marched On,” raising awareness about current events that have implications for self-identified women worldwide. In March, it’s time we celebrate! March 8 is International Women’s Day. On this day we take the time to appreciate one another, mark the progress made, call for change, and celebrate the determination of community members to improve the lives of individuals who identify as women. Let’s be honest, change is not only made by our local organizations. There is public pressure and participation, which is why we come together to march and demonstrate, taking it to the streets

and causing disruptions. Disruptions are powerful in the way that they can force people to pause and take notice of what is affecting the community. Disruptions are what self-identified women deal with regularly through attempts to limit participation or silence our voices, the inappropriate comments or harassment and violence, or perpetuating expected or designated

friends and loved ones, or deciding to stop and take care of ourselves. Even just being in these spaces expresses our right to be safe, supported and thrive as self-identified women. We don’t always have those moments and yet we carry on courageously. Other times we are relieved that we have each other and allies to lean on.

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Let’s celebrate women’s rights and achievements as we recognize International Women’s Day on March 8 gendered roles. Change is made through our interactions everyday – whether it is going to work, to the gym, raising children, caring for or teaching other people’s children, going to school, caring for our elders, being an independent entrepreneur, spending time with family,

So on Thursday, March 8 let’s celebrate each other. The Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, Les EssentiElles, Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council, Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle, Yukon Status of Women Council and the Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society are host-

ing the International Women’s Day Soiree, inspired by the Yukon Women’s Awards Night held by the Women’s Directorate from 1990 to 2000. Come out to Antoinette’s Restaurant! Bring your supports, loved ones and your fabulous self for a night of Antoinette’s delicious food, beats provided by DJ Mega Krahn, and check out Les EssentiElles collective art exhibit: “Vers un nouveau monde.” This is a free event and everyone is welcome! Can’t make it? Who are the self-identified women in your life who you think are courageous, fierce and inspirational to you in the choices they make and the way they keep pushing to be seen and treated as equals? Today is a great day to let them know! The International Women’s Day Soiree takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Antoinette’s Restaurant, which is located at 4121 - 4th Avenue. Check out the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Facebook page for more information. Reem Girgrah is the Court Watch Volunteer Coordinator at the Yukon Status of Women Council. Originally from Ottawa/unceded Algonquin territory, if she isn’t advocating for human rights you can find her stand up paddling.

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recreational level course delivered by a licensed provider to practice with your avalanche safety gear and receive training on the most current techniques for performing companion rescues using your transceiver, shovel, and probe. Find local AST providers here: www.YukonAvalanche.ca/training cont’d on page 5 ...

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Yukoners Living With Wildlife Any start to ski touring should be checking for avalanche danger. Mike Smith, an Avalanche Skills Training instructor with Northwind, demonstrates how to use these signs 2. Find ski touring buddies. Touring together is safer than being alone. If you get caught in an avalanche or injure yourself, your friends are your lifeline. But there are, of course, things to consider when picking your ski touring buddies: Are you all the same ski level and/or experience level? Does everyone have the right equipment? Do they know how to use it – because they will be the ones rescuing you! Some common ways to find touring buddies are on Facebook groups such as the Yukon Backcountry Snow Sharing Network and ACC (Alpine Club of Canada) Yukon. 3. Check the weather and current avalanche conditions. The most important aspect of your pre-trip planning is checking current snow and weather conditions. The Yukon Avalanche Association and Avalanche Canada publish avalanche advisories called the Hot Zone Report for the

White Pass area www.Avalanche. ca/hot-zone-reports/yukon. Get to know these resources well, as it may change which routes, mountains and days you will go touring, depending on current conditions. For additional avalanche information submitted by the public, check the Mountain Information Network (MIN) at www.Avalanche. ca/map. And if you go out, don’t forget to submit your own observations to the MIN, as every avalanche and snow observation helps to create the Yukon Hot Zone Report. For local discussion on conditions, join the Facebook page Yukon Backcountry Snow Sharing Network. For weather information there are a number of resources, including real time weather information at www.YukonAvalanche.ca/ weather. 4. Choose your route. The Yukon has some amazing

ski touring options for beginners to advanced skiers. Make sure to find a route that suits you and your group’s abilities and ensure you get as much information as you can so that you can navigate on the day and have alternative backup routes in case the weather changes. A great place to start with reviewing the avalanche terrain exposure scale (ATES) maps provided by the Yukon Avalanche Association (online at www.YukonAvalanche.ca/ates or can be found free of charge at many businesses around Whitehorse). The ATES maps detail simple, challenging and complex avalanche terrain in both the White Pass and the Haines Pass. Additionally, georeferenced photos of backcountry ski terrain can be found on the Yukon Avalanche Association’s terrain atlas at www. YukonAvalanche.ca/ates. If you are looking for more cont’d on page 6 ...

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information, purchase Yukon Backcountry Skiing’s guide books “White Pass” and “Haines Pass,” available at Mac’s Fireweed bookstore. These books provide detailed information regarding many ski touring routes in the area. Also check out www.YukonHiking.ca; there is a lot of information there for winter touring options. *Also Important: Give your friends/roommates/family a trip report of where you will be skiing, who you will be skiing with and what time you will check in – whether you have an inReach device to contact while in the passes or what time you should arrive back home. If something happens to you, they can advise the RCMP. Since there is no cell reception in the passes, it’s important to have someone aware that you are ski touring and when you should be back.

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Skis/splitboard with skins or even snowshoes and backpacking your skis/snowboard. Skiing/ hiking poles, if it’s deep snow the wider the diameter of the pole baskets, the easier it will be. You can rent backcountry skis and avalanche equipment at Icycle Sports. Appropriate winter clothing, ensuring layering and utilizing materials that will keep you warm, such as down, primaloft, synthetic materials and windproof layers. Avalanche equipment – wear your transceiver/beacon on your person with sufficient battery power, and shovel and probe in your pack. Maps, compass, because weather conditions can change quickly. Also just because you see tracks, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to follow or that they go where you want. Food, water, snacks. It can be tricky to ski tour after a couple of hours at -25ºC; your water will freeze, so be prepared as the tour up can be exhausting. First aid kit, survival items, extra clothing. Always have a small

first aid kit and know how to use it. Extra clothing can go a long way. Once you stop touring, the sweat and cold weather can lead very quickly to issues if you’re not keeping warm. Also make sure you have some kind of survival gear, such as an emergency bivvy bag, matches, tarp etc.

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6. Check weather, avalanche reports and road reports. On the day of your actual trip re-check your weather and avalanche reports. The weather changes very quickly in the Yukon and more so in the mountain passes. A good place to check highway conditions is www.511yukon.com because the roads may get closed due to avalanche or icy conditions. 7. Start your day’s checklist. Transceiver/beacon check. Equipment check. Read the avalanche signposts posted at the main ski touring routes and check your avalanche risk. Ensure you know your turnaround time and stick to it. 8. Navigating safely throughout your day. Stay hydrated, and eat. Monitor weather and each other. Check for signs of frostnip. Travel safely following the avalanche safety guidelines as you head up the mountains. This can include skiing one at a time and keeping the group’s exposure to overhead hazards to a minimum. 9. Don’t be afraid to turn around. Ski touring is fun and the descents are even better, but it isn’t

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worth your life or your buddy’s life. No matter what information you read, nothing is better than your own instinct and intuition. So trust it! If you feel uncomfortable with the conditions or situation, stop and head back down. It doesn’t make you weak, it makes you smart. Don’t feel pressured from your group if you don’t feel comfortable. 10. Pick your lines and enjoy your ski down! The best part of the day is the ride down, you may have a million blisters, be covered in sweat, but the views and the fun skiing down make the tour up worth it. For more information go to www.YukonAvalanche.ca.

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Thu. Mar. 8 Yukon Tech Collective Meetup 6:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Meet with like minded people that love to talk and show off some cool tech! Reach out to andrew@yukonstruct.com for more information. Thu. Mar. 8 International Women’s Day Soirée 6:00 pm Antoinette’s Restaurant Celebrate diverse voices for equality and change with live music, food, art and information on community programs. Music by DJ Mega Krahn and feminist themed cocktails and mocktails. Thu. Mar. 8 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. Mar. 8 Camino 101 6:30 pm Hidden Valley School A fun information evening about the Camino de Santiago, the beautiful pilgrimage route across Spain. 335-4512 Thu. Mar. 8 Ski to the Edge: Following the footsteps of Alex Van Bibber 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Hear tales of the Ski to the Edge adventure and the team’s exploits in the Canadian Wilderness over the years. Thu. Mar. 8 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. Mar. 9 The Fur Showdown Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Registration at 9 am, Judging from 12 -3 and Awards at 5 pm. for more info email info@ imfurreal.ca - Open to all registered trppers Fri. Mar. 9 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! Sat. Mar. 10 Ruff Stuff 9:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Make your very own coyote ruff from a local trapper using furs from her family’s trapline. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Register online. Sat. Mar. 10 Yukon Mittens 9:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn how to make iconic Yukon duffel mitts with a cozy fur trim from local sewer Bunny Bruton. All skill levels welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials provided. Register online. Sat. Mar. 10 Andrea’s Clothing, Crafts & More Sale 10:00 am Days Inn Whitehorse Clothes, crafts, and home business items -- all sizes!! Sat. Mar. 10 Spinning Social 1:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Both beginner and experienced spinners to join us for a half-day, social spinning workshop. Register by email northernfibres@gmail.com. Sat. Mar. 10 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Mar. 10 The Fur Ball 7:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre An evening of jigging, jamming and the full fur carpet experience, entertainment by the Old Crow Jiggers, Ryan McNally and more. Buy tickets online. Sun. Mar. 11 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. Mar. 11 Adult RPG Drop-in 2:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library Monthly Role-Playing Game (RPG) Free! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Must be 18 years of age or older. Sun. Mar. 11 Donna’s Coffee Klatch 2:00 pm Yukon Transportation Museum Tea, coffee, bannock and a good time provided. A different transportation theme will be explored each week. Regular admission applies. Sun. Mar. 11 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun. Mar. 11 Open Adult - Puppet Performance 7:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre With artisan puppet sale. Call 667 7083 for more information. Mon. Mar. 12 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-6686280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Mar. 12 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. Mar. 12 Swift Current w/ Sheldon Kennedy 6:00 pm Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre A documentary film about Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL hockey player & survivor of sexual abuse. RSVP online. Free event. Mon. Mar. 12 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Mar. 12 Available Light Cinema: Quest 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Filmed over the course of eight years, filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski chronicles the daily struggles and successes of the Raineys, an African-American family living in Philadelphia.

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Mon. Mar. 12 Available Light Cinema: The Shape of Water 8:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre A mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Tue. Mar. 13 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 pm Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Wed. Mar. 14 CBC’s Dragon’s Den Auditions 10:00 am Coast High Country Inn CBC’s Dragons’ Den auditions are coming to Whitehorse! Apply online and audition in person. For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Reid, publicist elizabeth.reid@cbc. ca or by phone 416-205-2665 Wed. Mar. 14 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Mar. 14 Spring Job & Volunteer Fair 2018 2:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Job seekers meet and learn about potencial employment within the Yukon, with over 30 different employment and vollunteer opportunites to be discovered. Wed. Mar. 14 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. Mar. 14 Beginner Ceramics - Pottery with Larry Duguay 6:30 pm Arts Underground Students will be introduced to the properties of clay, wheel throwing techniques, some hand-building and studio practice. Including glazing and firing of their work. Call 667-4080 to register. Wed. Mar. 14 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Mar. 14 Drinking with Scissors 8:00 pm The Social House We’ll be making some geeky and piethemed projects. Kits with everything you need to make some awesome crafts will be available. Wed. Mar. 14 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

KIDS & FAMILIES

Daily, Mondays to Fridays Learning Together Program 9:00 am at both Hidden Valley School and Selkirk Elementary School. Free drop-in program: playtime, group snack, circle time, craft time. Caregivers learn how to support children’s learning at home. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays After School - On the Land 3:30 pm Nakwataku Potlatch House Whitehorse Activities with Elders, land based games + skills and snacks, call 334-8955 to register Wed. Mar. 7 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Macaulay Lodge No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 3225990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Wed. Mar. 7 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. Mar. 7 Tän Sakwäthän - Youth 4:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Different weekly topics, open to youth ages 12 - 17. For more info call 633-7683 Wed. Mar. 7 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. Thu. Mar. 8 Girls, Trans & Rainbow Club 3:00 pm Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre All girls, trans, non-binary & 2-spirited folks, ages 15-21 welcome. Come together, find support and take action. Thu. Mar. 8 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. Fri. Mar. 9 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fri. Mar. 9 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. Mar. 9 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. Sat. Mar. 10 Dene Games Competition 10:00 am Elijah Smith Elementary School Call 667-5992 for more info. Sat. Mar. 10 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. Sat. Mar. 10 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre Read, make crafts and participate in imaginative play. Sat. Mar. 10 Traditional Parenting - Elders StoryTelling 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Lunch and activities, call 633-7692 for more information.

Sat. Mar. 10 Young Explorer’s Preschool Program 10:30 am MacBride Museum Play games, create crafts, read stories and sing songs. This is a family event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sun. Mar. 11 BYS Dance Marathon Fundraiser 9:45 am Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Dance classes in 4 studios simultaneously, for a total of 28 hours of dance, register online. Prizes, swag, free pizza lunch! Sun. Mar. 11 Kids Kreate! 1:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A free art making class for kids average age 4-11! All kids must be accompanied by an adult, dress for a mess. We will be making wearable sculptures and noise makers with artist Helen O’Connor. Sun. Mar. 11 Kids Yoga 10:15 am Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga 45 minutes of mindfulness, growth, and movement. We play games and tell stories - for ages 5-7. Call 334-8599 for more info. Sun. Mar. 11 Sunday Magic: Pauper Constructed 1:00 pm TItan Gaming & Collectibles A championship for the format if interest is high! Bring your common 60 card decks, which can include commons from ANY SET!! Sun. Mar. 11 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. Mar. 12 Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 667-5239 for more information. Mon. Mar. 12 Family Literacy Nights 5:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Cook, play, read stories and eat, door prizes, call 667-5992 for more info. Mon. Mar. 12 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. Mar. 12 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. Mar. 12 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. Tue. Mar. 13 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. Mar. 13 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. Mar. 13 Tuesday Youth Fitness Session 6:00 pm Canada Games Centre Jackson Lake Wellness & Recreation Team for a workout. Ride, meals and CGC pass provided! Call 334-8728 for more info. For youth ages 12-17 Tue. Mar. 13 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. Mar. 14 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Macaulay Lodge No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 3225990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Wed. Mar. 14 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. Mar. 14 Tän Sakwäthän - Youth 4:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Different weekly topics, open to youth ages 12 - 17. For more info call 633-7683 Wed. Mar. 14 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.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed. Mar. 7 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. Mar. 7 Creating Content That Gets You Clients 7:00 pm Baked Cafe Learn how to develop an editorial calendar to take the guesswork out of planning and creating your content. Register online. Thu. Mar. 8 N3 Yukon Arts Centre A weekend long conference on arts presentation in the North Thu. Mar. 8 to Fri. Mar. 9 Clean Tech: 2018 Research, Innovation, and Commercialization Workshop Coast High Country Inn Keynote presentations and panels that will speak to the challenges of pursuing clean tech projects and how to overcome these technical challenges in Yukon communities. Register Online

Thu. Mar. 8 Harness Your Productivity 10:00 am Yukon Carpenters Union Discover simple ways to improve productivity and concentration throughout the day. Email executivedirector@volunteeryukon. ca to register. Thu. Mar. 8 Lighting & Video Design Workshop 10:00 am Yukon Arts Centre This workshop will provide tools for artists to find ways to make visual lighting and video projections come to life. To register, call 393-2676 or email us at info@gwaandaktheatre.ca Thu. Mar. 8 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. Mar. 8 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. Mar. 8 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. Sat. Mar. 10 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 Mon. Mar. 12 Trauma and Violence-Informed Care: Reducing Stigma 9:15 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Explore the principles of trauma- and violence-informed care (TVIC), Register online, email for more information. Mon. Mar. 12 Practice Your Pitch Night 4:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Local inventors and entrepreneurs will be giving 3 to 5 minutes to pitch their idea to successful entrepreneurs and local business gurus. Tue. Mar. 13 Educating and Training Health and Social Service Providers 9:15 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Explore facilitation manuals, presentation slides, participant workbooks, and evaluation survey tools for use in your own training.), Register online, email for more information. Tue. Mar. 13 The Yukon Prospectors Association 7:00 pm Yukon Chamber of Mines Prospectors and those interested in mineral exploration welcome! Wed. Mar. 14 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com

Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 6210 - 6th ave. Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Sara Steel Building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sundays Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Sara Steel Building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Mondays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave. Phone: AA 1-888-453-0142 (24 hours a day)

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March 7, 2018 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATIONS MARCH 6, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + SEWING MARCH 7, 14

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

MENTORS NIGHT: LASER CUTTING + CUTTING MACHINES + SEWING MARCH 8

Exhibi�ons

What:

>> in the Yukon Art Society Gallery: THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS “How Does it Felt”

Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal

Exhibi�on closes December 1st, 2012

Free Teen Drop In When: Wednesdays to Saturdays 3 PM to 9 PM Where: 306A Alexander Street Look for the big green door! Contact: Web: bgcyukon.com Facebook: bgcyukon Twitter: @bgcyukon

Ph. (867) 393-2824

Fireweed Community Market Society AGM Tuesday

March 20 7:00 pm

in the Canada Games Centre Boardroom All welcome

Visit fireweedmarket.ca for more information

>> in the Hougen Heritage Gallery: YUKON ARCHIVES Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013

MARCH BREAK KIDS’ CAMP Open Studio Sessions with Yukon artist,

>> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions << Meshell Melvin Sundays from 2:30 to 6pm $5 per hour

Children will be taken on a >> Acrylic Pain�ng Open Studio << week adventure of art making; with Neil Graham creating maps and dioramas every first and third Wednesday of of new lands with each month 7 todrawing, 9pm sculpture, $10 per printmaking 2 hour sessionand painting. A fun journey for To register call: 867-667-4080 young artists who are happy to Email: recep� on@artsunderground.ca be exploring and are not afraid to make a mess. Meshell has an enthusiasm and passion for teaching that parallels her devotion to her own work, believing strongly in the importance of art education for everyone in the community. In 2012 she was voted favourite Yukon teacher in the Yukon North of Ordinary’s first ever readership poll. She has been teaching for many years and has a spirit that cultivates a supportive and creative environment for children.

March 26-29, 9 am – 4 pm

$325+gst, all supplies are included For children ages 7 – 12 years old

MENTORS NIGHT: 3D PRINTING + 2D & 3D DESIGN + LASER CUTTING MARCH 9 MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + LASER CUTTING + PROGRAMMING MARCH 11 DRINKING WITH SCISSORS MARCH 14, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ THE SOCIAL HOUSE ALL REGULAR EVENTS 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM HOURS Monday and Tuesday: Closed for programming, Wednesday to Sunday: 1 - 9pm Visit us anytime during our opening hours!

www.yukonstruct.com info@yukonstruct.com 135 Industrial Rd.

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

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

March 7 – April 14

CURTIS GRAHAUER (MERRIT, BC) | As far upriver as you can go before having to switch to a pole

Artist Talk & Reception Thursday, March 7, 7:30PM

COURSES & OUTREACH Bi-Weekly, Wednesdays

DARK-ROOM DROP-IN

6:00PM – 9:00PM $10 KIAC Members / $12 Non-Members Bi-Weekly, Tuesdays

LIFE DRAWING DROP-IN 7:00PM – 9:00PM $10 KIAC Members / $12 Non-Members

KIAC NEWS

Saturday, March 17th

SPRING CRAFT FAIR 11:00AM - 3:00PM in the KIAC Ballroom

FILM FESTIVAL March 31st - April 1st

DAWSON CITY FILM FESTIVAL Visit KIAC.ca for more info

Tel: (867) 993-5005 Fax: (867) 993-5838 Website: www.kiac.ca

CREATE THE BUSINESS YOU REALLY WANT

with Ruth Lera MARCH 6, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT

with Thomas Jacquin MARCH 7, 14, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

TED TALK HUDDLE

Pack a lunch To register visit Arts Underground in person or call 867-667-4080. Yukon Art Society members receive a 10% discount.

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MARCH 7, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

YUKON TECH COLLECTIVE MEETUP MARCH 8, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DRAGONS’ DEN OPEN AUDITIONS IN WHITEHORSE MARCH 14, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who have helped make the 2018 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival a success! BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Darren Bartsch VICE PRESIDENT Bruce Salhstrom SECRETARY Tyson Hickman TREASURER Kate Davidson DIRECTORS Heather Anderson Lidwien Hanrath Lana Laviolette Natal Samuelson Owen Laviolette Robyn Gillispie Bonita Lyndon Vikki Quocksister

OFFICE STAFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dave Blottner OPERATIONS MANAGER Saskrita Shrestha ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER Daniel van Kessel OPERATIONS AID Torey Hampson OPERATIONS RUNNER RJ Smith SUMMER STUDENT Jody MacGillivray

QUEST FOR THE CROWN QUEEN MUM Marjie Cowell QUEEN AUNTIE Kimberly Graw

2017 QUEEN COURT Rendezvous Queen – Telek Rogen 1st Princess – Robyn Gillespie 2nd Princess – Kyla Bryant Miss Congeniality – Tamara Perzen People’s Princess Chanel Newell Princesses’ - Mercedes Barker and Kaitlyn Anderson Prince’s - Michael Barker and Alexander Sinclair

QUEST FOR THE CROWN JUDGES FOLLOW THE FEATHER Michael Lydon Tamara Fischer Verena Hardke Darcy Nundahl Marj Frame

THE CANAGER Sara Mcphee THE SHOWRUNNER/MC Lucas Knowles Tyson Hickman

2018 QUEEN CANDIDATES Miss Yukon College Lisa Gallant – Rendezvous Queen

Miss Dave’s Cleaning Services Terri Kowalchuck - Miss Congeniality

Miss Kwanlin Dun/Shakhat Teagyn Vallevand - 1st Princess

Miss Climate Clothing Nikita Sawrenko-Bailey- People’s Princess

Miss North of Ordinary Media Delaney Paul - 2nd Princess

Miss Bra Boutique Claire Martel

THE DANCERS Kate Davidson Valeris Girad Justine Tina Chaplin Rachel Mullin Andree Reynolds Ella Commons Audrey Pecheron Liz Sutton Sarah McGrath Rachel Eldeman Nona Whitehouse THE GARTER GALS Megan White Lenna Charlie PJ Bell Irish Cherryl DRIVERS Mike Fancy Justin Peterson CHOREOGRAPHERS “Big Kicks” Becky “24 Caret” Kate

CALL FOR THE CUP GEORGE/GEORGETTE “Time Bomb” - Tamara Mary Allison Denise Lori Shepard Linda Powers Hugh Copland 2017 SOURDOUGH SAM Canada Flooring - Harold Risby (aka Sam Powers) 2018 SOURDOUGH SAM CONTESTANTS Daniel O’Shea (Sourdough Sam 2018) Jon Turner (Runner up) Evan Manning (2nd Runner Up) Greg Fischer Graham Barnie Clancy McInnis Brendan Douglas Joe MacLellan

PHOTOGRAPHERS Manu Keggenhoff Matt Jacques

PYRO CREW

Allan Koprowsky James Fortier Jim Haggerty Kiara Adams Warren Zakus Logan Boyce Amber Wally Graeme Campbell Brent Hartshorne Jennifer Potvin and Family James Fortier and Family

Miss SKKY Hotel Starr Drynock

SNOWSHOE SHUFFLERS

Aurora-Lauriealis (McRory) Blackjack Jane (Haydock) Calamity Sam (Hadley) Gold Claim Lorraine (Heynen) Gold Dust Darlene (Morgan) Gold Pan Leanne (Kormos) Kusawa Reba (Paris) Lake Lebarge Marj (Eschak) Lucky Strike Lindsay (Agar) Mystical Melanie (GrahamDavignon) Tricky Vicky (Stallabrass)

PARK CREW

Jat’s Backyard Landscaping Allan Thomson Nathan Thomson Matthew Thomson

ICE WIRELESS PERFORMANCE TENT Allison Button Allison Travill Alma Echeveria Antoinette Green-Oliph Brenda Olynik Butch Olynik Christine Curtis Dina Acosta Elaine Tan Erwin Turgal Jan Stick Jennfer Jay Jillian Durham Jocelyn Curtaneau Justine Houle Kabin Fever Kate Long Dong Dez Lori Sheppard Lorie Turgal Madeline De Leon Morris Birch Myrna Cuenza Snowshoe Shufflers Stephanie Hammond Tara McCarthy Yvonne Clarke Joan Wilson KeyStone Cops Marivik De Guzman Terry Southwood

VOLUNTEERS

Carrie Jackson Naomi Wedge Nikita Edwards Alice Wilberforce Roxanne Thibaudeau Judy Douglas Mike Lydon Dorthy Martin Sarah Cardinal Richard Karp Kathleen Tipton Karina Smith Leona Kains

Karina Smith Jennifer Johnson Linda Powers Fae Jamieson Colleen Dirmeitis Aimee-Lynn Cumming Richard Novak Jessica Westman Patty O’Brian Toby Guzik Candice Nicloux Evan Wesseler Tyler Blackburn Karin Jasma. Bonita Tarr Debbie Kelly Cindy Roulston Adriana Olson Trevor Olson Emily McDougall Matt Holmes James Barber Nikki Dillman Cassis Lindsay Gracie Ekholm Nadine Poirier Andrea Rodger Vida Nelson Trevor Hookam Andrei Samson Michelle Markley Terry Markley Sandrine Duffieux Kate White Jenna Paton Arturo Calvo Christine Vandenburg Lisa Riehl Zackary Wirth-Richard Bonnie Tucker Kate McConnell Jacob Zimmer Dina Acosta Nina Marie Echevema, Alma Echevma Madelyn De Leon, Marivic De Guzman Myrna Cuenza Diore Ulgasan John Kampis Yolly Stanton Aurora Vilernes Joulyn Siason Lori Turqol Erwin Turqol Ulrike Levins Fred Steudle Angela Drainville Jessica McMurphy Ciara Stick Irene Drainville Gabriel Hopkins Sarah Cardinal Jack Royle Ed Lockington Lee Kirby

Janelle Favron Jess Westman Sam Westman Catherine Seal Meghan Stonehouse Kelly Cozens Dani Marrion Kyle Lavoie Coralie Ullyett Andrea Genest Natasha Rumsey Aki Jonasson Gillian Kirk Emily Scrivens Shawna Kostelnik Mandalyn Steele Yule Schmidt Colleen Laking Curtis Hillman Brayden Hunt Edward Peart Verena Hardtke Nicki Rosenburg Airen Barredo Jason Bunedo Jennifer Lafreniere Rebecca Laforge John Robertson Sylvester Sirvel Jennifer Lafreniere Rebecca Laforge John Robertson

SPECIAL THANKS

Josh Lesage Adam, Courtney and the KDCC staff City of Whitehorse Parks and Recreation Crew Fleming Security Sirius Security Arctic Backhoe Lara-Rae Trotter Erin Schultz Bree Josie Paul Josie Chris Vaino Elvina Charlton and Donna Campbell

Sorry to anyone that we may have missed, we appreciate all the hard work put in by ALL OUR volunteers and the community! Thank you!


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Pawsitive Tails Amica & Kodi

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Monica is an animal lover, an outdoor enthusiast, a very fun mother, and a staff member at WUY. She is interested in hearing YOUR pet story. Please contact her at monica@whatsupyukon.com

“I just fell in love with him right away and he’s been my oneand-only ever since then,” Amica said affectionately and matter-offactly.

“I

always wanted to get a dog, ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper,” Amica Sturdy explained. Despite her deisre, she waited patiently for the right, and responsible, moment to welcome a dog into her life.

Over the next months and years, she would return to meet Jackie hundreds of times as a student in her dog obedience classes. “We’ve done all of Jackie’s

She kept her thumb on Yukon Animal Rescue Network’s (YARN’s) Facebook page and the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter’s website. YARN uses a theme to come up with names for all the puppies in each litter surrendered to them, and the “breakfast cereal” litter caught Amica’s attention. She contacted Cheryl McGrath, YARN’s operator, and met several of the puppies from that litter, all of which were being fostered locally. When she was introduced to little “Corn Pop,” a huskylooking puppy, her hunt was over. Corn Pop had been nicknamed “Moose” by his foster mom, Jackie Nicolas, owner of Top Dog Training Academy. After meeting, Jackie sent Corn Pop, aka Moose, home with Amica for a trial sleepover. It was there that he found both his forever home, and his third – and permanent – name: Kodi (which was inspired

waist-high and 75 pounds! This now wonderful and well-trained dog just turned three on Feb. 22. But dogs will be dogs, and many a Yukon and Alaskan dog owner can relate to Amica’s smelly tale of canine naughtiness, (or instinctual indulgence), when Kodi and a doggy pal both rolled in dead and rotting salmon near Dyea. “It was pouring rain and freezing cold and we had to get from Dyea back to Whitehorse with stinky fish dogs.” They did the only thing they could do under the, uh, smell; “We put up our hoodies, cranked the heat, rolled all four windows down, and drove as fast as we could.”

For Amica, that meant owning her own home. “The day I signed the dotted line on my mortgage, I started puppy hunting.”

Is having a dog everything you imagined? I asked Amica. “And more!!!” she responded, without missing a beat.

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n March 9, Yukon comic Stephen McGovern will be gearing up to take the stage at the Just for Laughs Northwest comedy festival in Vancouver. The 10-day event beginning March 1 offers a wide variety of shows that highlight Canadian and international comedy. McGovern makes his Just for Laughs debut performing in The Outsiders Comedy show, which is billed as the “funniest comedians from two or more small-town comedy scenes, battling it out for all the glory.” McGovern is ready for battle. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Stephen McGovern had little ambition to perform, preferring sports over the stage. It wasn’t until after graduating from university and returning to the territory did his interest in stand-up comedy peak. While working at Boston Pizza, McGovern met Rob Stalkie, also an employee there, and they became quick friends. “I was an old guy at Boston pizza and Rob was the same age. We connected because we were the old guys” said McGovern. One day playing soccer, teammate George Maratos invited the pair to see an open mic stand up show at the Jarvis Street Saloon. They went, and soon their interest began to take hold. “We made a bet that I would have to pay Rob $100 if I didn’t try,” McGovern said, admitting that in the end he got on stage and performed not fuelled by the desire to do stand up, but by not wanting to lose $100 to Stalkie. McGovern gave it a shot and to his surprise, wasn’t booed off the stage. “I liked everything about it, the unpredictability, making

people laugh,” he said. Over the next few years, McGovern became a mainstay on the Yukon comedy scene, then moved to Toronto for a while to test the comedy waters. In 2013, McGovern, along with Yukon performers Jenny Hamilton, George Maratos and Claire Ness, traveled to Australia as The Yukon Gold Comics to perform at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. This event is the world’s second largest annual arts festival and is renowned for its robust line ups of stand-up comedy. “We did 30 nights in a row and it’s a grind in 40-degree heat. For some it may sound like a nightmare, but I wanted more,” McGovern said. Inspired by the experience, he made the decision to make a serious go as a stand-up comic, but knew performing in the Yukon would be limiting. “I came home and it was a cool trip, but now I had to go back to doing a show a month and I wanted to do it every night,” he said. At a pro comedy evening at The Guild Hall the seed was planted for McGovern to make the jump south. “I opened for Sterling Scott and Lars Callieou and they talked about the Edmonton scene. Its big enough that you can get into a lot of venues, but small enough that you can get into the scene quicker.” McGovern decided to make the move and devised a plan to go back to school while performing stand up in the evenings. “I thought if I got an education degree, you could be a sub to have more flexibility to choose your dates. One of the big things starting out is having a secondary

job to pay the bills,” he said. During his time in university, McGovern opened and hosted a comedy room at the Devaney’s Irish Pub on campus. This allowed him to keep his act polished while bringing in and making connections with current stand up headliners. McGovern graduated in 2017 and is currently teaching regularly by day while performing on stage five to six nights per week. He also manages a busy schedule on the road touring with other comics such as Simon King and Scott Belford. After his Just for Laughs North West debut, Stephen will return home to Whitehorse for the Yukon Comedy Festival, which takes place March 22 through 24. If you would like to check out Stephen McGovern at The Outsiders Comedy show at the Just For Laughs Northwest Festival, go to www. JFLNorthwest.com. Check out his Yukon performance dates at www.YukonComedyFestival.com.

Freelance Writer Jason Westover is a father and comedian who currently lives in Old Crow.

Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey Yukon students in Grades 6 to 10 will be taking part in this study between February and April this year. The anonymous and confidential survey will gather information on a variety of topics, so programs and services can be developed to better meet the needs of youth. Topics covered in the survey include nutrition, exercise, relationships, mental wellness, life at school, violence, substance use, and bullying. Read reports from previous surveys and learn more about the 2018 survey at www.hss.gov.yk.ca/health_behaviours.php. For more information, please contact Ian Parker, Manager of Health Promotion with the Department of Health and Social Services at ian.parker@gov.yk.ca or 867-456-6576 (1-800-661-0408 ext. 6576).

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland

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itrus is everywhere this time of year. And while stuffing yourself with fresh fruit while it’s around is a solid choice, those of us who tend towards gastronomic squirreling are on the look-out for interesting ways to preserve seasonal ingredients. Unless you’re a serious marmalade lover (in which case you’ve probably sorted yourself out already) there aren’t a lot of ways

to preserve citrus fruits. This simple technique can be used on all sorts of citrus and is an easy way to preserve some of these delicious treats while they’re plentiful. This recipe calls for blood oranges, but that’s a personal preference. The deep colour they turn once they’re candied always come off as moody and brooding. If fruits had moods, and personalities. Which clearly they do. Makes approximately 2 cups sliced candied oranges (depending on the size of the fruit)

Candied Blood Oranges INGREDIENTS 4 blood oranges, thinly sliced with seeds removed

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¼ cup sugar

Blood oranges

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METHOD

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Set the oven at 225ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Toss the sliced oranges with sugar so that they’re all evenly coated. If the oranges are large add another tablespoon of sugar so that they’re all coated.

Oranges tossed with sugar

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Place slices on lined baking sheet and place in the oven. Flip the slices every hour until they become firm and begin to crisp. Depending on how fresh and juicy the oranges are this

Dry and crisp

can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. Once dry place them on a rack and let cool completely.

Arranged and ready for the oven

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To those about to hammer, drill, screw and cut, we salute you Contractors have a special rate schedule for weekend warriors who’ve gone too far into a job and need a bailout

But please keep a couple of good contractors on speed dial before you mess up too much by Danny Macdonald

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here comes a point in every man’s life when the nobrainer gifts that you receive at birthdays and Christmas change. I can’t quite pinpoint when that came about for me, but somewhere between completing college and becoming a homeowner, there was a subtle shift. One day, as I was throwing out another pair of socks with holes in them, it became clear that my supply was running low. I hadn’t been gifted the always welcome staple gifts of socks and underwear that had been extending my clothes washing cycle during my early twenties. I realized that I hadn’t been getting replacements, because they’d been supplanted by the new go-to gift of choice: tools.

There seems to be a list of basic tools that you need to have to fill your obligations to society as a handyman of even a middling familiarity and competency. And before I get reminded of promoting gender stereotypes, it’s become fairly obvious to me in the modern do-it-yourself era, that everybody, men and women alike, should take the time to learn a little bit about minor home maintenance. But men, we tend to get tools as gifts because, quite frankly, we like them and we’d like to be found useful for something. In the immortal words of Canadian comedian Steve Smith as Red Green, “If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.” There seems to be a basic col-

lection that covers the simple needs, or limited skills, of the amateur handyman. A decent toolbox that is big enough to hold stuff, but not overcompensating and looking like an actual contractor who knows what they’re doing. A good hammer, but not too good, because really good hammers are expensive and they go missing. A decent cordless drill, but not too powerful that I’d end up stripping screws or tearing through finished product. A good sample of lengths and types of drill bits, including the most popular types: Robertson (square head), Phillips (cross head), or standard (flathead). I was always reminded of my construction inexperience when I had to ask if that was the square or cross head, when some-

one tells you to pass the Robertson drill bit. Wrenches and pliers, you need some of those and I’ve got a collection in the bottom of the toolbox, but I still can’t tell you which one is supposed to be used in what situation. I use the it’s-theright-one-if-it-worked method with pliers. And screwdrivers, which, in the age of the drill, I avoid if I can possibly manage. But I remember the time I got an entire screwdriver set of 10 different screwdrivers that had their own mount that needed to be drilled on the wall anyways. It made me wonder if the person realized stores sell all-in-one screwdrivers, instead 10 different tools. And do yourself a favour: get a small level for those mounting projects you know

you’ll be trying with shelves. I’m sure the professional contractors out there would provide more examples of what you need, but I’ve found that I can get by with that simple list. And for most weekend warrior types, home maintenance is where we leave it. It’s a time honoured tradition for a man of the house to spend his spare time doing odd projects, or even simply just playing with the tools without actually doing anything. Tim Allen’s character, Tim “The Toolman” Taylor in the 1990s television show Home Improvement captured this inherent fascination that men have with tools. He wasn’t a skilled craftsman, but he loved the sounds and action cont’d on page 17...

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and our toolbelt to undertake our weekend tasks, our knowledge will never equal a professional tradesman who does it for a living. Their job is to know the tips and tricks that make the job easier, more efficient and, most importantly, done right and up to code.

“If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.”

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It’s a pretty common tale to hear about a man who decided to undertake a home renovation, doing the demolition, starting to do the work and realizing that the combination of skills required for electrical, carpentry and plumbing work are beyond his abilities. And as men, we are often too proud to admit that we’ve bitten off more than we can chew, so we’ll go further down that project to the point that work needs to stripped out and restarted. A contracting friend of mine comes across these jobs all the

time and has shared some horror stories over the years of the “problem-solving” of untrained DIYers. In fact, he has a shirt that sums up a carpenter’s thoughts when going to quote jobs to clean up renovations. There are a variety of rates depending on how involved the client intends to be. Suffice to say, things can get costly if you plan to “help”. Being a weekend warrior can be costly hobby. And amateur home renovations in the Yukon wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging those intrepid souls who move here and are inspired to build their own home. In the modern era, these brave sourdoughs are inspired by a powerful mix of educational DIY Home and Garden shows demonstrating how easy it is, and the nostalgia of old-style homesteading on your personal plot of land. The romanticism of building your home with your own hands and living out your days is a powerful lure. It is also a common tale in the Yukon of the homes being sold as soon as they are completed because the couple broke up over the stress of construction. So be careful what you wish for. Regardless of the pitfalls, there comes a time when a man needs to learn a few skills for home maintenance, so for those weekend warriors about to hammer, drill, screw and cut, we salute you. Just keep a contractor, and a florist, on speed dial.

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the show starting at 11:30 a.m. Participants pay a fee of $10, which enters their pooches in the Doggie Olympics, as well as the Show and Tell. Events in the Doggie Olympics include the peanut butter lick, in which humans hold a spoon of peanut butter in their mouths and their dog must be the first to lick the spoon clean in order to win. Other Olympic events include bobbing for hot dogs, the Rip

van Winkle category (the dog who stays lying down the longest wins) and the “which dog can eat a plate of veggies first” event, among others. After the Olympics, the Show and Tell part of the dog show begins. Everyone gets a chance to parade their dog around the ring and tell the audience something about their pooch and what they’re good at. They can then demonstrate the dog’s talent, hopefully impressing the three judges. The judges will then come up with a category that the dog wins, for example, Best Smile, or Worst Listener. Every dog gets a prize. Katie Pearse, president of Humane Society Dawson, has been involved with the dog show for several years now. She is ringside announcer, and has even brought her own dog George for the last five years. “George won the Jackie Chan award one year for all the jumping around tricks she did,” she said. Pearse says the event has grown over time, with many more spectators and participants in attendance. “I remember there being 10 dogs only a few years ago,” she said. The count last year was over 40, with entries from as far away cont’d on page 20 ...


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It’s so much fun seeing everyone bring in their loved animals and show them off.” Longtime Dawsonite Al Sider has been participating in the dog show for 13 years. He started with his dog Shasta, who died two years ago at age 17. “Shasta was part lab and Irish wolfhound and I had her since she was eight weeks old. She won Best in Show and Most Resembling her Owner,” he said with a smile. Now he takes his terrier/shepherd/lab mix named Mahal. “It’s a great thing,” he said of the dog show event. “I like the idea that it allows anyone who has a dog to show it off, even if it doesn’t do anything. It just has to be there.” Registration for the Thaw di Gras Dog Show is Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s. The registration fee is $10. For more information on other events, including the many outdoor events also planned for the weekend, go to www.DawsonCity. ca and click on “Events.”

Gabriela Sgaga lives off the grid in her West Dawson cabin with her sled dogs. She enjoys mushing, skijoring and writing about everyday life in the Yukon. Please send comments about her stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wed. Mar. 7 Yoga with Megan Samms 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Call Megan at 651-2248 for more info. Wed. Mar. 7 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Sat. Mar. 10 Saturday Sewing 10:00 am Atlin Rec Centre Every level of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced sewer, is welcome! Sat. Mar. 10 Weekly Knitting and Crocheting Circle 1:00 pm Atlin Library Bring your yarn and do some stitches with some fine folks. Exchange ideas, shoot the breeze, drink some coffee Sun. Mar. 11 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 am St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Mar. 11 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 am Atlin Christian Centre Wed. Mar. 14 Yoga with Megan Samms 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Call Megan at 651-2248 for more info. Wed. Mar. 14 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK Fri. Mar. 9 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. Mar. 10 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. Mar. 12 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. Mar. 13 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

BURWASH LANDING Fri. Mar. 9 Family & Community Bison Hunt Kluane First Nation A fun filled, outdoor winter camping weekend! Food will be provided but participants are expected to help with cook. Sign-up sheet at the Reception area at the administration building.

CARCROSS

Wed. Mar. 7 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 7 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Mar. 7 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 7 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Mar. 7 AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 7 School Council 7:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 8 Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 8 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 8 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. Mar. 8 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Mar. 8 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat. Mar. 10 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Mar. 12 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Mar. 12 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Mar. 13 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Mar. 13 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. Mar. 13 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Mar. 13 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Mar. 13 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Mar. 13 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. Mar. 14 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 14 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Mar. 14 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Mar. 14 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Mar. 14 AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

DAWSON CITY

Wed. Mar. 7 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu. Mar. 8 to Sat. Apr. 14 Art Exhibit Curtis Grahauer KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Featuring his work of As Far Upriver as you can go Before Having to switch to a Pole. Thu. Mar. 8 Artist Talk - Curtis Grahauer 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Featuring his work of As Far Upriver as you can go Before Having to switch to a Pole. Thu. Mar. 8 Trek Over the Top Snowmobile Run Dawson City Thu. Mar. 8 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. Mar. 9 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre

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Fri. Mar. 9 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Mar. 9 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Mar. 9 International Women’s Day Celebration 5:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Pay-what-you-can food and admission.Celebrate diverse voices for equality and change with live music, food, art and information on community programs. Sat. Mar. 10 Tr’ondek Hwech’in General Assembly 8:30 am Dawson City Meals provided, rides available, door prizes! Saturday night dinner and games! for more information call Lynda Blanchard (Toll-free 1-844) 993-7100 ext 134 Sat. Mar. 10 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. Mar. 10 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Mar. 10 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sun. Mar. 11 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. Mar. 11 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. Mar. 12 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Mar. 12 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Mar. 13 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Mar. 13 Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 pm Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867993-7400 Wed. Mar. 14 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO Wednesdays Archery 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Wednesdays & Saturdays Public Skate 4:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Mar. 7 Broomball 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Mar. 7 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri. Mar. 9 Curling 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Fri. Mar. 9 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat. Mar. 10 Sticks and Pucks 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sun. Mar. 11 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Sun. Mar. 11 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Tue. Mar. 13 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Mar. 14 Broomball 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Mar. 14 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION

Tuesdays to Saturdays Public Skate Haines Junction Community Centre Tues-Weds 3:15 - 5:15, Thurs 5:30. Fri 3:00 - 6:30 and Sat 1:00-4:00 Wed. Mar. 7 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Mar. 7 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Wed. Mar. 7 Naloxone & Fentanyl Awareness 12:00 pm Haines Junction All welcome, lunch provided, door prizes, for more info call 456-6889 Wed. Mar. 7 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. Mar. 7 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Thu. Mar. 8 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Mar. 8 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Mar. 8 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. Mar. 8 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. Mar. 8 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Mar. 8 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Fri. Mar. 9 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Mon. Mar. 12 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon. Mar. 12 Seniors Nordic Walking 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Meet in the Atrium Tue. Mar. 13 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Mar. 13 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall

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Tue. Mar. 13 Romp and Stomp Music and Movement 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre In the Mezzanine Free, music and movement for kids 0-4 and parents, There will be a healthy snack provided. All welcome! Come get your wiggles out!! To register call 335 2583 Wed. Mar. 14 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Mar. 14 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. Mar. 14 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information.

MARSH LAKE Wednesdays & Thursdays Choir Wed. 7:00 pm Thur. 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Mar. 7 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Mar. 10 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun. Mar. 11 Drop in Badminton 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun. Mar. 11 Zumba Classes with Mariana Giaccaglia 3:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Mar. 13 North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Mar. 13 Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Tue. Mar. 13 Local Advisory Council 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 6604999 Tue. Mar. 13 Darts and Games Night 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre We’ll be doing a quick orientation for those who haven’t played before and playing 301. The bar will be open for a beverage while we play.

MAYO Wednesdays Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Mar. 8 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Mar. 8 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Mar. 9 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Mar. 11 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Mar. 12 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Mar. 13 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Mar. 13 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. Mar. 13 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

MOUNT LORNE

Mon. Mar. 12 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@ northwestel.net

OLD CROW

Wed. Mar. 7 Lawrence Hill 10:15 am Chief Zzeh Gittlit School The Illegal: Refugees in the Imagination and in the Real World, author Lawrence Hill describes the research he is undertaking this year and in 2018, and welcomes all research tips. Wed. Mar. 7 Lawrence Hill 5:00 pm Old Crow Community Center The Illegal: Refugees in the Imagination and in the Real World, author Lawrence Hill describes the research he is undertaking this year and in 2018, and welcomes all research tips. Thu. Mar. 8 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Mar. 11 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Mar. 13 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Wed. Mar. 7 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Mar. 7 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Mar. 7 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Mar. 8 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Mar. 8 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. Mar. 10 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Mar. 10 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@ tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat. Mar. 10 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Mar. 10 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Mon. Mar. 12 Nordic Walking 1:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue. Mar. 13 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. Mar. 14 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418

Wed. Mar. 14 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN

Thu. Mar. 8 Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 3354250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri. Mar. 9 to Sat. Mar. 10 Mini Rendezvous Teslin Rec Center Fri. Mar. 9 Girls Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Fri. Mar. 9 Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Sun. Mar. 11 Mini Rendezvous Drag Races Teslin Rec Center Call 334-6866 for more information. Tue. Mar. 13 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. Mar. 13 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. Mar. 13 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. Mar. 7 Baby & Me Snowshoeing 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 5368023 for more information. Thu. Mar. 8 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Mar. 8 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sun. Mar. 11 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Mar. 12 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Mon. Mar. 12 Power Yoga 5:30 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Tue. Mar. 13 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Wed. Mar. 14 Baby & Me Snowshoeing 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 5368023 for more information.

HAINES

Daily, Wednesdays to Mondays Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 11-12:30| Mon/Wed/Fri 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 12:304:30| #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Homework Help, Haines Public Library #907766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays and Fridays Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Mar. 7 Author Visit & Writing Workshop: Nicole Stellon O’Donnell Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Mar. 7 After School Art Lessons 3:45 pm Haines Borough Alaska For 3rd,4th and 5th graders, supplies included contact Lizzy by calling 907-314-0125 to register or for more info. Wed. Mar. 7 Author reading, discussion and refreshments with Nicole Stellon O’Donnell 7:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Mar. 7 Lent Supper & Devotion 6:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Wed. Mar. 7 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Mar. 7 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed. Mar. 7 Writing Workshop with Nicole Stellon O’Donnell 1:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Thu. Mar. 8 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 8 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Mar. 8 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Mar. 9 Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Mar. 9 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Mar. 11 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Mar. 11 St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Mar. 11 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Mar. 11 Yoga with Melina 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Mar. 12 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Mar. 12 Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Mar. 12 Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Mar. 12 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts

Tue. Mar. 13 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Mar. 13 Spring Bat Presentation 7:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Tue. Mar. 13 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Mar. 13 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. Mar. 14 Lent Supper & Devotion 6:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Wed. Mar. 14 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Mar. 14 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre

SKAGWAY Mondays & Wednesdays Spinning w/ Cindy 4:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Noon Xpress Spinning 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays Mat Pilates 5:30 pm Mon/Wed, 11:00 am Sat. Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. 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. Mondays and Wednesdays Hatha Yoga w/ Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays and Wednesdays SpinFlex w/ Katherine 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays and Fridays 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 Wednesdays and Sundays Aerial Tissue w/Renee 6:00 pm Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Sundays, Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Wed. Mar. 7 TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Thu. Mar. 8 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 8 Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga ALL Level 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 8 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Mar. 8 Pilates w. MVe Chair: 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using the MVe Chair to strengthen the body from the inside out. Thu. Mar. 8 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Mar. 8 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. Fri. Mar. 9 Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri. Mar. 9 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Mar. 10 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Mar. 10 Flow and Restore 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Powerful vinyasa style class with a focus in strengthening the entire body, ending with restorative/yin style poses to soak in the energy and heat created in the flow. Sat. Mar. 10 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Mar. 11 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 12 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. Mar. 12 Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 12 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 12 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Mar. 12 TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Tue. Mar. 13 Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Mar. 13 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Mar. 13 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. Mar. 13 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Mar. 13 Pilates w. MVe Chair: 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using the MVe Chair to strengthen the body from the inside out. Tue. Mar. 13 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Mar. 13 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. Wed. Mar. 14 TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required


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March 7, 2018

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Thu. Mar. 8 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Mar. 8 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Mar. 8 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Mar. 8 One Hour Drop In Classes Barre Body Blast 5:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness This class sculpts, tones, and interval strength training, isometric holds, and deep muscle work.Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri. Mar. 9 Archery Intensive Takhini Elementary School Contact 668-25840 for details. Fri. Mar. 9 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Mar. 9 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Mar. 9 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Mar. 9 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat. Mar. 10 Dance Gathering 8:00 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks A monthly let-loose-shake-it-move-stretch-sweat-smile evening Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substance-free. Questions? Contact 689-9774 Sat. Mar. 10 Drop-in Touch Rugby 3:30 pm Canada Games Centre Beginners and lifelong players of all ages, genders and ability welcome. Sat. Mar. 10 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 6335245 for more info.

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Delhi to Dublin and

everything in-between Delhi 2 Dublin headline the St. Patrick’s Day dance party at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre on March 17 at 8 p.m. by Michael Bramadat-Willcock

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his year’s St. Patrick’s Day party happening at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre is presented by Northern Vision Development and the Yukon East Coast Cultural Association with a hint of Bollywood. The main act, Delhi 2 Dublin, is a multi-talented group from Vancouver that have made a name for themselves on the world music scene. They’re inspired by a unique mix of genres including bhangra, electronic, dub-reggae, Punjabi-pop and Celtic. “It’ll be a raging dance party,” said Tarun Nayar, who plays the tabla (a type of drum from India) and does electronics for Delhi 2 Dublin. “Come prepared to dance and you’ll be good to go.” “It’s high energy dance. We have a new single called ‘Loud.’ We’ll play some classics and there’s a new song called ‘Apples.’ We’ll have some fun testing out some new material, too.” Nayar describes their style of music as subcontinental pop,

with a diverse range of inspirations. “We’re heavily influenced by westcoast bass music and everything from folk-Punjabi to rave and underground electronic sounds,” he said. The group is doing a series of gigs in India before heading all the way northwest for their Yukon debut. They’ve performed at the Atlin festival, but that’s as close as they’ve made it so far. “We always jumped at the chance to play up north. Like most Canadians we’re very curious about the North, but rarely get the chance to visit. I’m also looking forward to seeing a few personal friends who have moved up over the years and ended up staying,” Nayar said. Promoter David Branigan with Northern Vision Development discovered Delhi 2 Dublin while the group was on tour. “D2D play funky music merging elements of bhangra with elements of traditional Celtic music. It is absolutely music to groove to. Their

PHOTO: courtesy of Delhi 2 Dublin live shows are energetic and hypnotic,” said Branigan. “They played the festival stage at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler a few times and were quite popular.” The South-Asian Irish connection takes on personal meaning for Branigan, too. “I am Irish and married a Pakistani woman. We have our own version of Delhi to Dublin, our daughter who we refer to as the Iristani Princess... Two ancient cultures. The flags are (India and Ireland) almost identical, the colours, some of the mythology.” The party is all about dancing and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

“It’ll be a raging dance party” said Tarun Nayar, who plays the tabla and does electronics for Delhi 2 Dublin Opening for the Delhi 2 Dublin are the Yukon Celtic band The Leesiders. “There will be some seating, but more stand up space and room to dance,” said Branigan. “Can’t have a St. Paddy’s party without a bar. We will offer five bars including the popular Pod set-up from our Trews show.” For more information go to the Yukon Hotels Facebook page and click on “Events,” or call the High

Country Inn to purchase/reserve tickets.

Michael Bramadat-Willcock is a journalist based in Whitehorse. He’s a dual-citizen of Canada and the U.K. An IndoTrinidadian engineer and a Scotch-Irish nurse are partially to blame for his dashing goodlooks and astigmatism.

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

Keeping the weekend weird

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haw-di-Gras, Dawson’s spring-or-late-winter carnival, is adding a day this year, with events beginning on Friday, March 16 and running through Sunday, March 18. Paul Robitaille, marketing manager for the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), said there are two reasons for this change. The first is that the event has been expanding a little bit every year under the KVA’s guidance, and it was getting harder to fit everything into two days. The other reason is that Thawdi-Gras began its life as an event for locals. The KVA, as one might expect, given its mandate, has been promoting it as a tourism draw, and some locals have expressed concerns about that. “They have a personal connection with the event and having a lot of visitors hasn’t always jived with how they feel about it.” So, given that it still takes some part of a day to get here – even with Air North’s extra flights to bring people in – the KVA has added a front-end day that will probably be mostly for locals. This year it falls just before the beginning of the school’s March Break and also just before the new dates for KIAC’s Youth Art Enrichment program. The weekend provides an extensive list of nearly 30 activities. Some of these are indoor events (see Gabriela Sgaga’s companion

article) and others depend on it being nice enough to hold them outside. Most of the events are free, and those that take place outside are open to nearly everyone. Events in town include the Road Hockey Tournament outside the Westminster Hotel on Third Avenue, Snowshoe Baseball on the grounds of the Robert Service School, the Chili Cook-off, One Dog Pull, Snow Sculptures, smoosh-board racing, Snow minigolf, and fireworks. Near town, but needing a bit more space, are Dog Sled Rides with B-Line Racing and the Sunnydale Classic Dog Sled and Skijor Races over in West Dawson. Outdoor activities really peak on Sunday afternoon, when the action is focussed on the Fourth Avenue parking lot opposite Gertie’s. There are activities for young and old, including the axe throw, log toss, log sawing, the belt sander race, and the YOOP tea boil (including lighting the fire). By that point in the winter, there’s always a big mountain of snow in the lot that is just a kid magnet. The Loonies and cookies in a haystack event is one that really gets the kids excited. And some of the adults, too. The afternoon activities climax with the egg toss events for both youth and adults. Robitaille said

they are buying a lot more eggs this year as this event just keeps growing. The ravens love it too, considering all the eggs that break before the winners are declared. “We’re also going to make sure we order more than enough ribbons,” Robitaille said, “because everybody goes crazy for ribbons at Thaw-di-Gras.” While the KVA is the central clearing house for Thaw-di-Gras, it would not happen without the tremendous buy-in from the local residents and businesses, who actually sign up to organize and volunteer for the events, some of which are unique to Dawson. “We want to keep the weekend weird as much as possible,” Robitaille said. “It’s all about having fun, ending winter and celebrating the arrival of spring.”

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An unfurgettable night

Fur Ball features the Old Crow Jiggers and Ryan McNally at the KDCC Saturday, March 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. by Michael Bramadat-Willcock

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he Yukon’s inaugural 2018 Fur Ball is from the creative minds behind the UnFURled project, and will give Yukon furfans a chance to show off their styles. The celebration is part of an ongoing campaign to showcase the Yukon’s fur industry and help trapping thrive in the Territory. The Fur Ball takes place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) on Saturday, March 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be traditional jigging and fiddle music by the Old Crow Jiggers, followed by tunes from local bluegrass musician Ryan McNally. “Come dressed in your nicest fur,” said Jason Van Fleet, Yukon Trapper and executive director of the North Yukon Renewable Resources Council in Old Crow. “You will see some traditional and modern fur fashion.” He noted that the culture surrounding locally harvested Yukon fur is “something positive; really worth celebrating.” Van Fleet hopes that the UnFURled project, which uses the slogan “I Am Fur Real,” will help bring Yukoners closer to a traditional way of living. “Our ancestors tell us that we need to go back to the land to heal,” he said. “In the beginning, trappers were the first to recognize the changes taking place on the landscape as a result of climate change. “Trappers are our ambassadors and stewards of the land, witnessing some of nature’s greatest triumphs and challenges, while practicing their culture and traditions as taught to them by their fathers and the fathers before them.” The outdoor lifestyle that goes with trapping is something Van Fleet sees as essential for us to maintain our connection with the land that we live on as Yukoners. “The wild is a place of healing, rest and relaxation. Most experience a real lifting of stress when introduced to remote and isolated locations. Hot tea and bannock

refreshes the body while on the land. This is where we call home.” Part of the UnFURled focus is to give Yukoners the opportunity to sell their own fur, Van Fleet said. “I see a combination of fur and beading as really unique to the Yukon and will set us apart from other jurisdictions.” A call went out to trappers, who were were encouraged to send in their pelts. Local sewers who work with fur sent in traditional products, too. Those items will be on display at the KDCC and available for purchase March 9 through 11. Van Fleet envisions the Yukon becoming more competitive in the national and international fur markets and suggested the resurrection of the Yukon Parka Company “as a centrepiece to the Yukon industry to compete with other national brands.” In order for the Yukon to grow its fur industry he said that fur production needs to pick up, as well. With more trappers working the lines, the Yukon would grow its supply, making fur more available in the Territory and for export. In order for that to happen, more Yukoners would need to learn how to harvest and use fur. He hopes that growing participation in the industry

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Michael Bramadat-Willcock is a journalist based in Whitehorse. Whether or not he’s been bought off by the fur lobby remains to be seen. Don’t miss his upcoming profile on FURtastic Yukon pom poms at the Arctic Winter Games!

Flaunt your fur at the Fur Ball this Saturday at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (Photographed: Michelle Dawson-Beattie) PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

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real challenge when you are cold and tired. With climate change water is becoming more and more of an issue and new trappers may be unaware of how to deal with a circumstance arising, while on the land, that an experienced trapper knows how to deal with.” Ryan McNally will be performing a combination of acoustic traditional blues, jazz and old time. He said he’s looking forward to playing at the Fur Ball, and to hearing the traditional jigging and fiddle music by the Old Crow Jiggers. “It’s an opportunity to experience something unique that’s truly authentic,” McNally said. So, hold on to your pom poms and get jiggy with it, Yukoners. This event is sure to be unFURgettable. The Fur Ball takes place Saturday, March 10 at the KDCC from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. UnFURled takes place earlier in the day, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the KDCC. Note that the 2018 Trappers Fur Showdown – with pelts being judged and selected for awards – takes place the day before: Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KDCC. Local fur products will be on display and available for purchase at the same location, March 9 to 11. For all the furry FAQs visit ImFurReal.com.

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