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n a dream and a successful grant, Monique Renaud will visit Whitehorse for the first time to cohost the first Yukon Playwright’s Conference this Saturday at the Old Fire Hall. Renaud is the Public Relations Manager at the Playwrights Guild of Canada and part of their work is to support the guild members across the country. Whitehorse’s Gwaandak Theatre is co-hosting the event with the guild. The Playwrights Guild holds a national conference for project and theatre community development, but it is always near their homebase in Toronto. That annual event will still occur this year, but the concept for the event in Whitehorse came about after people at the Playwrights Guild encouraged Renaud to apply for a project grant. “They said, ‘If you have a dream project, apply for it,’” Renaud said. “So I applied for it.
“I’ve never been to the Yukon and know it has a strong theatre community.” According to Renaud, the intent of the 1-day conference is to bring that community together and inspire each other. The activities include a panel of speakers focusing on how to in-
“They said, ‘If you have a dream project, apply for it. So I applied for it.” .... Monique Renaud Public Relations Manager at the Playwrights Guild of Canada
itiate change in their organizations and a marketing workshop that will help theatre groups come up with a marketing plan for their current projects. A key event will be the “Spring Thaw” Play Readings on Saturday evening. This portion of the event is open to the public and is pay-what-you-can at the door. Featured Yukon playwrights will share readings of their own original scripts. Renaud says that winter is often the time when playwrights hunker down and write new material. The spring thaw concept captures that spirit of re-emergence and renewal, the perfect complement and atmosphere to unveil new works. Registration for the conference is free. For more information, visit PlaywrightsGuild.ca or and register visit YukonPlaywright.EventBrite.com. cont’d on page 3 ...
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The Yukon Playwrights Conference will feature information sessions presented by guest playwrights from outside of the territory and Yukon playwrights. They include, from top left Jacob Zimmer, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Kevin Loring, Monique Renaud, Wren Brian, Roy Ness, Patti Flather, Doug Rutherford, Brian Fidler, Reneltta Arluk, Leonard Linklater and Kevin Kennedy
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adly, black bears have an undeserved reputation of not being very good to eat. A number of Yukon hunters, including me, will dispute that thought as black bear is just as delicious any other animal hunted for meat in the Yukon. As with any hunted species, the quality of the meat will deteriorate very quickly if it is handled poorly right from the start. This includes killing the animal quickly and humanely, getting the carcass skinned and broken down into manageable pieces and getting it cooled down. This is no different than with any other big – or even small – game animal. In either spring or fall, the nights are certainly cool enough to chill the meat to keep it in good shape. A couple of coolers with icepacks or frozen water-filled family sized pop bottles will keep
the meat cool during the warmth of and spring day. Ice cubes or block ice will work, but you have to keep the meat from sitting in the meltwater. Even chilling it well at night and keeping it tarped and out of the sun during the day will keep it well. You can always head for home if the days are warm and your cooling capability is weak. I have not noticed a taste difference between spring and fall harvested black bears. The fall bears are often fatter, but all the spring bears I have dealt with have had a generous amount of fat on them. Also, since having the hide is an additional goal of most hunters, the spring bear, fresh from hibernation has a very thick, glossy hide. I am not a grizzly bear hunter,
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Black bear meat can be used to make smokies for outdoor eating but if I was put into a position where I had no choice but to kill a grizzly bear, I would eat all of it, as well. I have eaten grizzly bear on a few occasions and it was fine, but for some reason it has an even worse reputation as far as edibility than does the black bear. Yukon black bears are generally not as big as their counterparts in the south and this results in a smaller amount of meat to deal with. My usual routine over the years was to remove the sirloin tip roasts (the large muscle group that looks like a football) from the hind legs and having everything else made into smokies. There is certainly enough meat for a couple of different flavoured
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omo sapiens’ decision to walk upright has brought many benefits, but low back pain however is definitely not one of them. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives, either through lifting something incorrectly, a skiing accident or slipping on ice. We often focus upon the “trauma” that seemed to cause the pain, however, in most cases the structure of the low back was already being pulled out of place by some muscles and tendons being too tight, and still others being too slack. This causes the lumbar spine to be pulled into an incorrect position, so that when you bend/slip/lift, it triggers a muscle spasm and the “Si” (sacroiliac) joint to lock up. If the muscles were in good condition, then most of the time this wouldn’t happen. How, then, should you treat back pain? Acute pain can be reduced by icing; this reduces inflammation and triggers the body to release endorphins that act to block pain. This should be done regularly in the first 48 hours of the injury. A good idea is to also get some acupuncture, as it has been shown in a large German study to be almost twice as effective in treating back pain than conventional treatment i.e. rest and pain killers. Acupuncture has been shown, using an MRI, that it affects the pain receptors in the brain, fooling the body into thinking there’s no pain, so the body stops releasing inflammatory markers and a healing cycle can commence.
Acupuncture can also be used to release off the tight muscles, and strengthen the slack ones. After rest and a few treatments, it would now be a good idea to apply heat, as this relaxes the muscles and encourages blood flow to the injury. Once the pain and inflammation has reduced, one can start doing some rehabilitation exercises to stretch the tight muscles and tighten the slack ones. If you’d like to do some research on managing back pain, a good place to start is with Stuart McGill, who is a Canadian researcher focused on the causal mechanisms of back pain. During his 32-year tenure at University of Waterloo, he produced more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers and several textbooks. McGill has written extensively on how to rehabilitate backpained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance and it’s well worth the outlay for one of his books. The basic idea is that with the correct exercises you can cure 90 per cent of back pain, and the best place to start is with his “Big 3” exercises that will help most people, most of the time. They only take a few minutes a day, but must be done regularly to have lasting benefits for your back health. You can see a PHOTO: Pixabay video of the exercises on my Facebook page at Facebook.com/AcupunctureStephenPotter.
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with endless options, it can be difficult to narrow it down. Here are the top hikes to give you an introduction to the diversity of southern Yukon. 1. Fish Lake, Whitehorse Get your feet wet for hiking in the Yukon with this easy hiking trail that is only half an hour drive from downtown Whitehorse. This hike can take between 2 to 6 hours round trip, depending on your fitness level and, realistically, how long you can keep going along the trails back there as they link to Golden Horn or even onto Mount Lorne. The views are incredible and although the drive is close to Whitehorse, you instantly feel like you are lost in the wilderness without
a single sight of civilisation. This hike is a great introduction for those new to Whitehorse or starting out. It can be icy and boggy lower in the trees until end of July, so bring crampons and hiking poles. An incredible time to head here is in the fall; you might even get to see some wildlife. It’s also a great hike to fit in after work, as the days are long and the hike is short. Plus you can get some fishing in or enjoy a fire and
beer by the lakeside. 2. Tally-Ho, Annie Lake My first solo hike in the Yukon was not a difficult hike, but long one to the Tally-Ho mountain summit. It takes about 1.5 to 3 hours just to get to the base of the mountain to hike up; in total it took 6.5 hours round trip, but could take longer depending on the amount of breaks needed and fitness levels. This area is incredibly beautiful and if you’re lucky you can get some wildlife visits. I spotted a giant stag who was watching me with interest and circling me for about half an hour. And I saw two foxes. Once the trails clear up, this is a popular dirt bike and ATV trail
in summer, so it can be noisy. But just go earlier in the morning while everyone is still asleep. After my hike, I drove to the Wheaton River edge, opened my door and had a nap in my van while the cool breeze blew off the rushing river. Also check out Annie Lake; it’s a beautiful area. However, be prepared for mosquitoes near the lake in summer and bring bug spray. 3. Caribou Mountain, Carcross Within 10 minutes of the start of this hike you have incredible views of Carcross and Bennett Lake and once past the steepest part of the trail, a perfect, bird’s eye view of Emerald Lake. Certainly on par with other steep hikes in the region, be prepared and bring some hiking poles. This trail is relatively easy to navigate and worth the leg burn. During June/July you can see the mountain sheep grazing nearby. 4. Upper Dewey Lake, Skagway, USA This one is on the list because you get to drive one of the most beautiful roads in the Yukon if the weather permits: the South Klondike Highway. I went four times down to Skagway before I actually saw the mountains, but they are well worth the drive. There are many hikes on the way, near Carcross and in the White Pass. Even a simple hike from Fraser to Bryant Lake is only 2 hours return and has some great views for minimal effort. However, the 2 to 3 hour drive to Skagway is a must and the Upper Dewey Lake is an incredibly beautiful hike. There are other easier or shorter options depending on your skill level, such as Lower Dewey Lake or the famous Chilkoot Trail. The Upper Dewey Lake hike takes about 4.5 to 8 hours round trip, there are cabins to sleep in and hiking extensions. It is a steep hike and in spring the trail is icy, so bring crampons and don’t forget your passport. 5. Slim’s River West, Kluane National Park Ready for an overnight trip? The 3-day Slim’s River trail is definitely top of the list for your first overnight hike. It’s a well maintained 3 day day hike on a relatively flat trail, with an easy first and third days that take between 4 to 7 hours for the hike in and the hike out from the base camp one way. The second day is the most difficult, heading up Observation
Mountain. There are a few river crossings, plus the hike up is steep, but the views of the famous nonpolar icefields are well worth it. This is a popular trail, so it’s great to find hiking buddies through social media to join, or do it alone as the trails and base camp area is bustling with people to keep you company. If you’re lucky you might spot a grizzly from the distance and thankfully not spot them up close. All people should visit the Kluane National Park and Reserve Visitor Centre in the Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction before any hike in Kluane, but for overnight trips you must register. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the facility is fantastic for information. If you have never hiked before or done an overnight hike, this is the place to get information, training and support.
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Fall: August to October
The colours change and it’s beautiful. This is a popular time for fishing, hunting and also wildlife spotting.
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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Fri. Apr. 6 to Thu. Apr. 26 Art Exhibit - FearLess in Nature Yukon Artists at Work Gallery This exhibit tells the story of their journey to overcome fear in the great outdoors. over 15 new works of framed modelling clay and acrylic on canvas including one collaborated piece of the 2 mediums combined. 333-0860 Until Sat. Apr. 28 Art Exhibit - White Noise by Mark Preston Arts Underground This body of work has been primarily focused on ideas that I continue to explore based on my recent white panels. Until Sat. Apr. 28 Art Exhibit - Waters Edge by Anne Hoerber Arts Underground Layers of wax mimic the depth of the water, the way mist reveals and conceals. Glazes of wax and pigment sticks bring luminosity and a richness of surface to each piece. Until Mon. Apr. 30 Art Exhibit - Wild Lives Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Explores the lives and experiences of people who work with, use, and wear Yukon’s wild fur. Thu. Mar. 8 to Sat. May 26 Art Exhibit: Filling the Void by Mark Preston Yukon Arts Centre Whitehorse based artist of Tlingit and Irish descent, Mark Preston’s contemporary pieces are inspired by minimalism and abstraction Thu. Mar. 8 to Sat. May 26 Art Exhibit: Ready Player Two by Brendan Lee Satish & Sonny Assu Yukon Arts Centre Elements from science ﬁction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms alternately reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture. Until Sat. June 30 Unfurled - The Yukon in Fur Arts Underground Exhibit held in the Hougen Heritage Gallery. The rich history and current culture of trapping in the Yukon.
Until Sat. Apr. 21 2018 Rotary Music Festival Yukon Arts Centre Watch and support over 1200 young Yukon musicians! For info: 333-0748 Wed. Apr. 11 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. Apr. 12 Matt Epp 7:30 pm The Social House Thu. Apr. 12 Jam Night with Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Apr. 12 Ginger Jam 8:00 pm Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Thu. Apr. 12 Joe Loutchan - Fiddler on the Loose 9:00 pm 98 Hotel Fri. Apr. 13 Steve Slade 5:30 pm The Cut Off Restaurant Fri. Apr. 13 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri. Apr. 13 Honky Tonk Pharaohs 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri. Apr. 13 Friday Night Jams 8:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Bring your instrument and your voice and get in the lineup of instant community-driven music and good times! Fri. Apr. 13 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri. Apr. 13 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Apr. 14 Cutting Lose with Peggy and Jack 5:00 pm The Cut Off Restaurant Sat. Apr. 14 Rotary Alumni Concert 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Enjoy the music of the Rotary Festival. Sat. Apr. 14 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Apr. 15 Jam Session 4:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun. Apr. 15 Jam Night w Junkyard Bob & Ben Mahony 6:30 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Bring your instruments and jam with some locals, with drink and food specials. Sun. Apr. 15 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun. Apr. 15 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun. Apr. 15 Junkyard BOB 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. Apr. 16 Monday Night Jam 8:00 pm The Social House Bring your own instrument or play one supplied. Sing some tunes for your friends or sit in and play along. Wed. Apr. 18 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done!
Wed. Apr. 11 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Apr. 11 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. Apr. 11 100 Women Who Care 5:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Women commit to donating when attending - the fun part is deciding which presentation makes your heart sing the most! Wed. Apr. 11 Divide In Concord: Free Public Film
Screening 6:30 pm Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre A documentary that follows the entertaining tale of the battle of banning bottled water in small town America. In 1775. Wed. Apr. 11 Auditions - Are We Not Horses 7:00 pm The Old Fire Hall Looking for 4 local actors / performers - to premier at the 2018 Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to conﬁrm your interest & audition time. Wed. Apr. 11 Drinking with Scissors Craft Party 7:00 pm The Social House Springtime projects inspired by April showers and warmer weather, craft kits are available. Email for more information. Wed. Apr. 11 Geological Technology Program Information Sessions 7:00 pm Yukon College Learn about the program from faculty and alumni. In room A2603, Email or call for more information. 456-8605 Wed. Apr. 11 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Apr. 11 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Wed. Apr. 11 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Apr. 12 Girl Guide Cookie Blitz Porter Creek 6:00 pm Super A Porter Creek Call or email if you need a cookie ﬁx outside the alotted time or would like to learn more about Girl Guides. 667-2455 Thu. Apr. 12 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 email@example.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 12 Yukon Native Teacher Education Program Information Session 6:00 pm Yukon College (Common C1440 – Glass Classroom) Preparing teachers for Yukon classrooms with attention to Yukon First Nations’, call 668-8845, or Email: blewthwaite@ yukoncollege.yk.ca, Thu. Apr. 12 Girl Guide Cookie Blitz Riverdale 6:00 pm Selkirk Elementary School Sparks, Brownies & Guides sell Classic Girl Guide Cookies, email or call if you need a cookie ﬁx, or would like more information on the Girl Guides. 667-2455 Thu. Apr. 12 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. Apr. 12 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Apr. 12 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Fri. Apr. 13 Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 pm Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri. Apr. 13 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Sat. Apr. 14 Gardening for Beginners 9:00 am Yukon College An overview of seeds, planting and transplanting, as well as the basics of soils, composting and watering will be provided. Contact the Continuing Ed depart. to register at 668-8800 Sat. Apr. 14 Reuse and Recreate: Build your own Pallet Furniture 10:00 am YuKonstruct Makerspace 3-week workshop, learn the skills and techniques required to create a functional piece of furniture from a shipping pallet. Register online. Sat. Apr. 14 2018 Community Garden Sign-up 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library 2018 planting season Whitehorse Library meeting room. New and returning gardeners welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org 633-6579 Sat. Apr. 14 Bruce Bergman Gear Estate Sale 12:00 pm Hamilton and Son Guitar Shop Includes many BB musicworks Pedals (Orange Squeezers, Blue Magic, & more!) Branded pedals, Microphones and rack gear and much more! All Proceeds from sale will go directly to Bruce’s estate Sat. Apr. 14 Yukon Playwrights Conference 12:00 pm The Old Fire Hall A panel of guest and local playwrights who will discuss the power that a playwright has to transform the world through theare creation, register online. Sat. Apr. 14 Introduction to Classical Guitar 5:30 pm Grace Space For beginner-intermediate players who would like to start practicing with classical guitar technique. For more information or to register, contact Krista at email@example.com Sat. Apr. 14 Paint Party with Maya 6:00 pm Frank Slim Building A super colorful paint party of landscape acrylic painting, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Sat. Apr. 14 Spring Thaw Play Readings 6:00 pm The Old Fire Hall Four short play readings by guest and local playwrights. To RSVP email monique@playwrightsguild. ca, admission by donation. Sat. Apr. 14 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Apr. 14 Type 1 Disco - Fundraiser 7:00 pm Mt
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McIntyre Rec Centre (Ski Chalet) Refreshment barAmazing silent auction items - Black lights - Costumes are a must! Musical tunes provided by some awesome DJs Sat. Apr. 14 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Sun. Apr. 15 Make it Wild! Tie your own ﬂies! 9:00 am YuKonstruct Makerspace Everything you need provided, plus you will go away with your very own “ﬁrst ﬂy” creation. Register Online. Sun. Apr. 15 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. Apr. 15 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. Apr. 15 Japanese Conversation Classes 3:00 pm Multicultural Centre of the Yukon Call 393-2588 or email Fumi Torigai the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Sun. Apr. 15 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Mon. Apr. 16 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. Apr. 16 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: email@example.com Mon. Apr. 16 Titan Trivia 6:00 pm TItan Gaming & Collectibles Lots of fun categories, and YUKON themed questions for the sourdoughs!! Teams of up to 6 people. Win store credit! Mon. Apr. 16 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Apr. 16 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Tue. Apr. 17 IAP2 Strategies for Dealing with Public Opposition & Outrage 8:30 am (co)space coworking space` 2-day training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public engagement. Register online. Tue. Apr. 17 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. Tue. Apr. 17 Paddler’s Potluck and Social 6:00 pm Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre All Paddlers welcome - Canoes, kayaks, Rowers, anyone and everyone. Admission by donation. Tue. Apr. 17 Girl Guide Cookie Blitz Copper Ridge 6:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Call or email if you need a cookie ﬁx outside the allotted time or would like to learn more about Girl Guides. 667-2455 Tue. Apr. 17 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Wed. Apr. 18 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Apr. 18 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. Apr. 18 Untie the Lines 7:00 pm Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre One woman’s determination to grab hold of her dream and making it reality, embarking on a three year long solo sailing adventure. Learn about this summer’s programs, including kids’ camps and adult dinghy sailing. Wed. Apr. 18 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Apr. 18 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Incorporating real audience members this hilarious musical is part improv, part wacky musical spelling bee. Wed. Apr. 18 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed. Apr. 18 Moon Almost Occults Aldebaran! 10:15 pm Grey Mountain Road - upper parking lot Moon almost occults Aldebaran!, Excellent visibility (to west). Open to public; donations welcomed.
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.
Wed. Apr. 11 Fantastic Fibres 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages. Listen to a story, sing songs and create masterpieces with fabrics and ﬁbres of all sorts. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed. Apr. 11 Baby Talk Session: Nutrition 1:15 pm Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform and discuss topics related to the health and concerns you may have as your baby reaches milestones. Thu. Apr. 12 Power of Painting 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre 18+ Months. Listen to a story, sing songs and create masterpieces with paint. Call 6688698 for more details. Thu. Apr. 12 Girls, Trans & Rainbow Club 3:00 pm Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre All girls, trans, nonbinary & 2-spirited folks, ages 15-21 welcome. Come together, ﬁnd support and take action. Thu. Apr. 12 Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Thu. Apr. 12 Parent & Child Yoga 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness A ﬂowing class for a parent and child of 6 years and up. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri. Apr. 13 Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email email@example.com for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Fri. Apr. 13 Mommy Barre 1:30 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Focuses on strength, posture, core and ﬂexibility. . Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri. Apr. 13 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Apr. 14 Family Free Play Drop In 10:00 am Family Literacy Centre Read, make crafts and participate in imaginative play. Mon - Fri 10 - 3 pm Call 668-8698 for more info. Sat. Apr. 14 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. Sat. Apr. 14 Magic: The Gathering Open House 11:00 am TItan Gaming & Collectibles Come try it for FREE New players get a ready-to-play deck and staff are happy to show you the basics! Sat. Apr. 14 Family Drop In 3:00 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 668-4794 or email info@ polarettes.org for more information. Sun. Apr. 15 Kids Yoga 11:15 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. Apr. 15 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. Apr. 15 League of Legends 3 vs. 3 Tournament 1:00 pm TItan Gaming & Collectibles Assemble your Team of Champions and prepare for battle! All ages event. Sun. Apr. 15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Mon. Apr. 16 Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email email@example.com for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Mon. Apr. 16 Eurythmics 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Ages 0-5. Enjoy a mix of music, movement and fun. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue. Apr. 17 Back To Nature 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages. Stories, activities and crafts to connect your child to their natural surroundings. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue. Apr. 17 Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Wed. Apr. 18 Fantastic Fibres 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages. Listen to a story, sing songs and create masterpieces with fabrics and ﬁbres of all sorts. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed. Apr. 18 Baby Talk Session: Adjustment to Parenthood 1:15 pm Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform and discuss topics related to the health and concerns you may have as your baby reaches milestones.
Wed. Apr. 11 Managing Conﬂict after Separation or Divorce 5:30 pm Yukon Inn Learn how to renegotiate personal boundaries and develop parenting strategies, To register call 667-3066 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca Thu. Apr. 12 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 email@example.com Thu. Apr. 12 Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility Employment Info Sessions 1:30 pm Kenadan Ku - House of Learning Contact Karolina for more info: 6338422 ext. 505 Thu. Apr. 12 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. Dropins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail. com Thu. Apr. 12 Zero Waste Forum Keynote Speaker - Eric Lombardi 6:30 pm Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre An accomplished public speaker, policy advocate, and strategic community planner with frontline knowledge of Zero Waste and the recycling industry. Email for more information. Sat. Apr. 14 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 Tue. Apr. 17 Whitehorse Green Drinks 5:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Work in, research, or interested in conservation? Network, meet new friends. Tue. Apr. 17 Green Drinks! 5:00 pm Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue. Apr. 17 Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 pm Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed. Apr. 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed. Apr. 18 Yukon Community Crime Stoppers AGM 4:00 pm Whitehorse Chamber Of Commerce All Welcome 867-633-4829 Wed. Apr. 18 Communication Skills after Separation or Divorce 5:30 pm Yukon Inn Understand the impact of conﬂict on children, To register call 667-3066 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca
Wed. Apr. 11 to Fri. Apr. 13 Zero Waste Territory Wide Working Forum Yukon College A two-day working forum is a platform for information sharing, streamlining of operations, and inspiration that will help guide the future of recycling and waste reduction efforts in the territory. Wed. Apr. 11 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 email@example.com
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.
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April 11, 2018
Dear, dear. This show ain’t casual viewin’
54-40 play the Yukon Convention Centre on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. by David Branigan
Canadian music Hall of Famers 54-40 (left-right: Dave Genn - guitar, Neil Osborne - vocals/guitar, Brad Merritt - bass, and Matt Johnson - drums) have been champions of Canadian rock and roll for 37 years and are still going strong with their 14th album, Keep On Walking, released in January
y first 54-40 flash was when the band’s career was burning hot. That is symptomatic of a life lived in rock. Memories are short, what remains is vivid like ayahuasca. The past, present and future sear like a brand, like a Tinder cocktail in a swingers’ bar. It was 1994, the band was coming off their first ever global smash album Dear Dear, which featured “Nice to Luv You” and “She La”. This was peak grunge. I was in year 6 as DJ DNA at the Longhorn Saloon in Whistler, B.C. 54-40 has been described as Canada’s answer to REM, hyper literate, alt-rock, conscious with tight hooks, left coast intel and killer musicianship. 54-40 in Whistler in ’94 were a big deal. I sold out 300 tickets in six minutes. We liked to constantly reinvent the ‘Horn, moving the bands around, for some reason, for this show, we put 54-40 up in the pool table section just off the front entry. Odd placement, can’t remember why we did that. Two songs into the set, the local gendarme did a walk through. The crowd had crushed up to the stage barricade the moment the band kicked off their set with a smokin’ version of “Baby Ran”. The RCMP member says that we have to clear the pathway that usually serves as a walkway to the bathrooms below, as it’s a fire exit. I give him the politest WTF I can. “You want to me stop the show? We’ll do it, you will walk out, they will surge back. What’s the point?” But she persisted, so I go to Neil Osborne as they finish a torrid “One Day in Your Life,” arms waving for a quick, intense conversation; pointing to the blue team. Osborne was not amused. Whistler was like a hometown show for the band. It was nipple hardening excitement in the room that was now coitus interruptus. With Neil glaring at the cops, I advised that we had to move
the crowd back or the authorities were going to stop the show, which would have created a full BC Stanley Cup riot. The crowd steps back. The cops leave. Neil cranks up his lighter, screams, “Fire,” and fans surge back moshing to “Assoholic” before Vancouver’s best burns down the rest of a fierce set. This April 28th will be my third 54-40 show. It sees the boys touring in support of their first major album in seven years, Keep on Walking. They remain a tight foursome with Brad Merrit tweaking the bottom, locking in with killer drummer Matt Johnson. Gonna start dressing, Finer things, Maybe just nothing, Maybe just a dream. These shards of lyrics float through what’s left of my decadence marred mind, the moment I
booked the show for the Territory that raised me. Don’t she look happy now, That he’s gone away from here, Riff after riff falls on my pain like rain. 54-40 stands in rarified air when judged by song catalogue. They started out in U2 territory with the plaintive acoustic rocker “I Go Blind.” The quartet recorded with such major labels as Sony, Columbia, Warner and Reprise, kicking out monsters from 1986 through 2005, filling CanCon alongside contributions from the Hip, Blue Rodeo and Spirit of the West. “One Gun” led the album Show Me. “Baby, Have Some Faith” highlighted their fourth album Fight for Your Love. From that album, released in 1989, through Casual Viewin’ in 2000, 54-40 had four platinum albums and one gold. In 2003, when guitarist Phil
Comparelli left the band and Matthew Good band alum David Genn stepped in, they reloaded with the brilliant album Yes to Everything with its AC-DC influenced “Easy to Love” and reggae tinged “Golden Sun” stand-outs. Then the wet coast Beatles’ recordings receded like hydration from a Burning Man hangover. For the last decade, their career has been in its gardening stage. Few rockers are selling records now that streaming is the thing with hip hop, R&B and country having killed the once immortal rock. Touring and raising families in the utopia that is Victoria, that is life with 54-40 as elder statesmen. But their live set is their métier. Osborne and Co. were inducted into the West Coast Music Hall of Fame in Whitehorse in 2011. Now seven years later, the band has regrouped and is putting real mar-
PHOTO: courtesy of 54-40 keting energy into a record – 32 years after “Baby Ran”. Their 2018 release is called Keep on Walking, and the lead single, “Sucker For Your Love” is classic guitar driven 54-40. These legends are fired up, rocking out once again. Are you ready to go? 54-40 plays Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at the Yukon Convention Centre as part of Northern Vision Development’s Winter Concert Series presented by Air North, CHON FM, Solid Sound and North of Ordinary Media following the Trews and Delhi to Dublin shows. Tickets can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. DJ DNA is a gonzo journalist and rock veteran co-existing within family and businessman David Branigan.
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Groups often camp out in Haines Junction rather than driving back to Whitehorse. Includes: All equipment. Cost: $ 295 per person
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May 30-31 (evenings) and June 2-3 (full days)
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KAYAKING Level 2 Advanced July 18th-19th and July 21st-22nd
We teach the ACA program for river runners, a 2 1/2 day program, for $295.00 We teach the Rescue Canada program for people who need IRIA and NFTA certification for $ 465.00. This is a 3-day course.
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1st course: May 28-30 2nd course: June 5-7 and June 9-10
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1st course: June 6-7 and June 9-10th
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April 11, 2018
Street musicians in a plaza in the city of Trinidad
PHOTOS: Lillian Nakamura Maguire
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assion – that’s the word that comes to mind when I reflect on my recent Cuban holiday in January. The passion of our tour guides throughout our travels. Their devotion to sharing their love of Cuba and how Cubans are working to build a more equitable country. The passion displayed by artists, artisans, musicians and entertainers. The passion in the street art for sale and the murals on the buildings. The passion in the commun-
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ity art displayed in the ceramics village of Havana artist José Rodriguez Fuster – all vibrant and simple in their message of love. Fuster has helped to rebuild and decorate the fishing town of Jaimanitas in the outskirts of Havana. I was also moved many times by the beautiful sculptures – one in particular in the Plaza San Francisco de Asís in Havana entitled La Conversación by Étienne Pirot. It was donated to the city by Vittorio Perrotta in September 2012. It represents the need for dialogue in contemporary society. The whole country is vibrant with music, dance and theatre. Live music filled not only the streets, but also all the restaurants. On the last day of our time in Havana, some of the over-60 crowd of our group longed to have a conversation where we could easily hear each other! We sought out a restaurant without live music and managed to find one, although musicians arrived half way through dinner to entertain. Musicians are supported and encouraged and we willingly contributed when the “hat was passed around” and CDs were sold. Trinidad, Cuba is a lively tourist city. We enjoyed the street theatre. At first what appeared to be statues turned into live “improv” theatre. One bronze looking buccaneer became alive when a coin was dropped into his treasure chest. At one moment cavalier – kissing my outstretched hand and the next - pointing a pistol at my husband’s head! What fun! Even when people greet friends or neighbours there is passion in their embrace and connection with each other. They hug, grasp each other’s hands, touch and kiss. It seems to happen no matter same sex or opposite sex. Our guide talked about Fidel’s belief in the equality of the sexes and acceptance of people of diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds and sexual orientation.
Since the invasion of the Spanish, enslaved workers from Africa and labourers from China have all appeared to have shaped and influenced Cuban culture over the last 500 years, although little remains of the original indigenous people. We were surprised to see a gateway with Chinese script and signs for a synagogue and a mosque in Havana. I learned of Santeria, a traditional African religion that incorporates some elements of Catholicism. Throughout Cuba, there were statues and monuments to many heroes of the independence movement – males, that is, with only two statues of women that I saw. One, a literary figure and the other I think was a medical worker or educator. Cuba boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Old Havana, along with four other cities/towns, a coffee plantation, a tobacco growing area, a fort, and two national parks. Many cities in Cuba have restored their buildings and there are stunning examples of various kinds of architecture: neoclassical, Cuban baroque, and colonial. Although I know little about architecture, I loved looking at the intricate scrollwork, the marble columns, the balconies and stained glass. Cubans have developed organic farming techniques based on the symbiotic relationship of plants and animals, and have recognized the importance of reusing, recycling and restoration. We visited a fascinating cocoa farm and a small subsistence coffee farmer. Our local guide from the Baracoa region was passionate in sharing traditional stories and information about the geography, flora and fauna. He was a former teacher in an agricultural school. We learned that bananas and cocoa are grown together because bananas provide potassium and moisture for the cocoa plants. The farmers have developed plantcont’d on page 11...
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A family doctor’s clinic taken at village of Jaimanitas outside of Havana where a local artist decorated the town with vibrant artwork and ceramics The statue La Conversación by Étienne Pirot in the Plaza San Francisco de Asís in Havana
ing techniques to retain moisture in the soil. He was visibly moved when I told him that he had a gift for storytelling and teaching, I told him that I hoped he would have an opportunity to get back to teaching other Cuban young people. Although we didn’t have the opportunity during this visit, there is an ecotourism industry in Western Cuba that I thought would be interesting to explore. I wandered into a bookstore in Bayamo in Eastern Cuba and was surprised to find copies of books by Canadian Naomi Klein, La Doctrina del Shock (The Shock Doctrine) and No Logo. I was reminded again that I must read Naomi Klein’s writings. I also found a copy of a book called Paulo Freire Entre Nosotros (Paulo Freire Among Us). Freire’s ideas about popular education were familiar to me due to my adult education and community development background. We visited a primary school in a village that had very limited resources. Our guide had a special connection to the school and told us he regularly visits and takes school supplies to the students whenever passing through the area. I didn’t feel comfortable taking pictures of the children and giving out chocolates and other treats like some members of our group. I decided that when I got home I would make a contribution to the charitable foundation established by the tour company, to which tour participants were encouraged to contribute. The coming year will bring changes, challenges and new leadership with Cuba’s upcoming election in April to replace President Raul Castro. I hope that they’re able to sustain their passion for their country and stay true to the values that Fidel espoused. I feel positive and hopeful for Cuba. Lillian Nakamura Maguire, a retired rural Whitehorse resident enjoys writing plays, personal essays, haiku and exploring other creative expressions.
Gereal (right), our local Cuban guide with an older friend in the city of Trinidad
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Chicken fried bison steaks
eeknights are busy; chicken fried steaks are fast. If you’ve got minute steaks in your freezer this is a great
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bou, even beef. Traditionally this dish is served with a rich cream gravy, but a nice runny yolk stands in really nicely, and goes along with the super quick appeal of this hearty dish.
INGREDIENTS ½ tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 pound bison steaks, pounded thin Canola oil, for frying 4 eggs (or as many as pieces of steak you’re breading) Sliced green onions
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⅓ cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp paprika ¼ tsp granulated garlic ¼ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp sugar ¼ tsp dried oregano ¼ tsp dried thyme
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Chicken fried bison steaks .. cont’d METHOD
1 pressing each piece into the flour to get as much stuck to the steaks as possible. In a large skillet with high sides heat a half inch of canola oil over medium high heat, when the heat reached 2 350ºF (use a candy thermometer to check) add the steaks one or two at a time. Cook until the breading has
On a plate combine flour and seasonings and whisk together. Coat each piece of steak with seasoned flour,
browned, about 1 minute per side, then remove from pan and let drain on paper towels. Let the steaks rest while you fry the eggs. Heat a small drizzle of oil in a non-stick pan over medium high heat and when shimmering break the eggs into the pan. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny then top each steak with and egg and serve topped with sliced scallions.
Top with an egg and eat immediately Coating the steaks
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Café des Voix is always looking for new talent by Michael Bramadat-Willcock
ukon accompanist Grant Simpson helped found Café des Voix in 2016 as an extension of Jazz Yukon workshops that had been occurring since 2011 and as “a safe and supportive space for local vocalists to learn and perform.” Today, the program is still going strong, with almost 30 members. Café des Voix presents both new and well-known melodies and sometimes features guest musicians, too. An eclectic range for jazz and jazz-inspired tunes are chosen by participating vocalists and by Simpson himself, rehearsed
in studio and then performed. The concept for Café des Voix grew out of a desire on the part of Simpson and jazz enthusiasts in the Territory to help vocalists develop their talents and to make jazz performance more accessible in the Yukon. Simpson offers performance workshops in an environment where vocalists and musicians can try new things and push their boundaries in the company of like minded people. “It’s a developmental outlet combining performance with rehearsal,” he said. “There’s really nothing like performing in front of an audience to bring them to the next level. There’s something about being in public that makes you focus in a way that you don’t in rehearsal. It broadens the experience.” Among other things Simpson’s workshops include voicework, as much theory as a vocalist needs in order to perform with a pianist and some music history to get people’s jazz juices flowing in context.
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Pianist Grant Simpson, left, bassist Rob Bergman, and singers Lillian Strauss, Coralie Langevin and Elaine Schiman The group is more than just about practice and performing, however. It’s about building community. Simpson calls Café des Voix a space for professionals and novices alike to interact as part of the greater Yukon jazz community. “It’s become a support network for everyone involved. We’re a funky little family and we have a lot of fun together.” People drop in when they want, with a core group of dedicated members. Simpson hopes
that more will join. Along with Grant Simpson Music, Jazz Yukon, local venues, audiences and musicians Café des Voix is also starting a new partnership with the Yukon Francophone Association (l’AFY). The resulting program encourages participants to sing in their second language, be it English or French. “Singing in another language opens up all sorts of new doors for people and it’s something that a few of our cont’d on page 15 ...
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A funky little family ... cont’d Singer Deb Jutra and pianist Grant Simpson perform Feb 27 at Baked Cafe ing experience so much more enjoyable,” Schiman said. For Schiman the group delivers a creative outlet and has helped her grow in confidence and stage presence. “It has been a really rewarding and surprising journey to go from feeling discouraged (but also inspired and challenged) at that first Jazz Yukon vocal jazz workshop in 2011... to today, when I have the chance to sing regularly as part of Café des Voix, I have been able to do a longer program at Cafe des Voix Presents, been part of Café des Voix at Atlin Music Festival and Frostbite, and so on,” she said. Café des Voix has a series of upcoming performances at Baked Café on Tuesday evenings, all at 7 p.m. The dates are April 10, May 1, May 15 and May 29. The May 1st performance will be their first bilingual partnership event with l’AFY. To learn more about ongoing events and how to get involved as a member visit the group’s Facebook page or email CafedesVoix@ gmail.com. The program is free of charge and open to anyone.
members have been wanting to try,” Simpson said. Elaine Schiman is a writer and communications professional based in Whitehorse. She’s been involved as a singer with Café des Voix since the start in 2016. She said the group has given her a tremendous boost of confidence as
well as providing a sense of community and a creative outlet. “I still feel inspired and challenged, but not discouraged (at least not most of the time!). I know the other singers also feel that way… that they have had the chance to grow as singers and musicians, which makes the sing-
Cafe des Voix perform at Frostbite 2018. They are singer Elaine Schiman, left, pianist Annie Avery, bassist Rob Bergman, pianist Grant Simpson, and Mike Stevens on harmonica Café des Voix at Cafe Balzam at the Takhini Hot Springs on Jan 31
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Mon. Apr. 16 Seniors Fitness Class 1:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Mon. Apr. 16 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Wed. Apr. 11 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Apr. 11 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Apr. 11 Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed. Apr. 11 Yoga for Paddlers (Part 2) 5:15 pm Whitehorse Elementary Lead by yoga instructor Michelle Eshpeter every Wednesday, email info@ﬂatwateryukon.ca for more information Wed. Apr. 11 Free Yoga with Mandalynn 7:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Mandalynn is offering a free yoga class to introduce herself and her teaching to you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Wed. Apr. 11 The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 pm Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 334-1548 or Joanne 668-7713. Thu. Apr. 12 Kundalini Yoga 12:00 pm Grace Space Email email@example.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 12 Restorative Yoga 6:00 pm 7th Ray Healing A form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. To register book online. Fri. Apr. 13 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Apr. 13 Yin and Tonic 6:00 pm Breath of Life Collective You will leave this class with a deep sense of self and relaxation. Taught by Jonathan, email hebreathoﬂifestudio@gmail. com to register. Fri. Apr. 13 Authentic Movement Healing Dance 6:15 pm Grace Space Respectful attentiveness to our inner wisdom and yearnings, made visible through our spontaneous movements. Call 335-6216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Fri. Apr. 13 Zen Yoga 6:30 pm 7th Ray Healing A one hour Yoga practice that focuses on centering and ﬂexibility. To register book online. 334-9605 email@example.com Fri. Apr. 13 Meditation & Movement 7:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga A combination of meditation and yoga, free, call 334-8599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Sat. Apr. 14 Yin Yoga & Foam Rolling 12:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Yin yoga is a gentle, quiet practice suitable for all levels. Foam rollers and/or balls will be used for
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Fri. Apr. 13 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. Apr. 14 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. Apr. 16 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. Apr. 17 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club
Wednesdays Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wednesdays Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wednesdays AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 12 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 12 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. Apr. 12 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 12 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat. Apr. 14 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Apr. 15 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon. Apr. 16 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 16 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 17 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 17 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. Apr. 17 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Apr. 17 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 17 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Apr. 17 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, Sewing Group 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre. Sewing supplies available for personal projects or feel free to bring your own supplies and projects.
Until 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. Wed. Apr. 11 Teen Movie Night 6:00 pm Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre Call 9937100 ext 149 or email youthoutreach@ trondek.ca for more information. Wed. Apr. 11 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu. Apr. 12 Handgames Club 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@ trondek.ca Thu. Apr. 12 Art Night 7:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org Thu. Apr. 12 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. Apr. 13 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 13 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 13 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Apr. 13 Gym Night 7:30 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Call or Email for more information. 993-7100 ext 149 email@example.com Fri. Apr. 13 The Executives 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Sat. Apr. 14 Painting 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints,
brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat. Apr. 14 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Apr. 14 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sun. Apr. 15 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. Apr. 15 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. Apr. 16 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Apr. 16 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Apr. 17 Cooking Club 6:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@ trondek.ca Tue. Apr. 17 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed. Apr. 18 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.
Wednesdays Archery 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Wed. Apr. 11 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wed. Apr. 11 Archery 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Fri. Apr. 13 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun. Apr. 15 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Apr. 15 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon. Apr. 16 Seniors Fitness Class 1:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Tue. Apr. 17 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Apr. 18 Archery 3:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Wed. Apr. 18 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.
Wed. Apr. 11 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Apr. 11 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Wed. Apr. 11 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. Thu. Apr. 12 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Apr. 12 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Apr. 12 Circuit Training 5:00 pm Haines Junction Call Steve at 296-6097 for more information. Thu. Apr. 12 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. Apr. 12 Hatha Yoga 3:30 pm Village Bakery and Deli Thu. Apr. 12 Restorative Yoga 7:15 pm Village Bakery and Deli Thu. Apr. 12 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Apr. 12 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. Apr. 12 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fri. Apr. 13 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sun. Apr. 15 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 6342943 Mon. Apr. 16 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Apr. 17 Hatha Yoga 3:30 pm Village Bakery and Deli Tue. Apr. 17 Kazoo - Music, Making and Movement 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Centre Kids will learn songs, make simple instruments and move to music. All kids 4 and under are welcome. Parent or caregiver participation is required. Held in the Mezzanine. Tue. Apr. 17 Restorative Yoga 7:15 pm Village Bakery and Deli Tue. Apr. 17 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 Tue. Apr. 17 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Apr. 17 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. Apr. 18 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Apr. 18 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for
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more information. Wed. Apr. 18 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. Apr. 18 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre
Wednesdays & Thursdays Choir Wed. 7:00 pm, Thu. 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 14 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 firstname.lastname@example.org Sun. Apr. 15 Drop in Badminton 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 17 North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 17 Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Tue. Apr. 17 Darts and Games Night 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre We’ll be doing a quick orientation for those who haven’t played before and playing 301. The bar will be open for a beverage while we play.
Wednesdays Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Apr. 12 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Apr. 12 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Apr. 13 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 15 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)6677746 Mon. Apr. 16 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Apr. 17 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Apr. 17 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. Apr. 17 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School
Thu. Apr. 12 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Apr. 15 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Apr. 17 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center
Wednesdays & Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Apr. 11 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Thu. Apr. 12 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Apr. 12 Catch Kids Club 4:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, ﬁeld trips and lots of fun games. Email email@example.com for more information. Sat. Apr. 14 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Apr. 14 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Sat. Apr. 14 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sun. Apr. 15 Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 am Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 recreation@ tagishyukon.org Sun. Apr. 15 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 6334903 email@example.com Tue. Apr. 17 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. Apr. 18 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed. Apr. 18 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Apr. 18 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca
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After three decades in classrooms in Beaver Creek, Faro and Dawson, Dan Davidson retired to continue writing, as he had been all those
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The tripod is on the ice between the river bank and the unofficial ice road. It may be carried away by the flowing ice, or it may sink as the ice melts from beneath it. Either movement will stop the clock.
he ice pool tripod is in the river, anchored by a cable to the boxed clock on the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, ready for when the ice moves during breakup some time in late April or early May. A statistical prediction created by local engineer, Stephen Johnson, offers a 17 per cent chance that the ice will head down river on May 4 “at precisely 2:43 a.m.” However, Johnson also said that
statistics are not to be trusted. Last year the river broke up on May 3 at 10:04 a.m., but it has been as early as April 23 (2016) and as late as May 28 (1964). You can check all the available dates and times on a searchable spreadsheet on the YukonRiverBreakup.com website. One thing that is certain is that some factor (climate change?) is causing the date to tend to be earlier over the 123 years that the event has
been recorded. While the contest has been running in some form since 1896, it has been in the hands of the IODE since the 1940s, and is their major fundraising event of the year. During the March 23 Ice Pool Kick Off event (the first ever), Mayor Wayne Potoroka explained that the funds are used for a variety of charitable causes. “The money raised in this contest goes back into the community as Christmas presents for seniors, assistance for the Women’s Shelter, the Humane Society, Food for Learning, Girls’ Rock Camp and families in need. [The IODE] also gives a $500 scholarship for a worthy Robert Service School graduate, and buys books for newborn Dawsonites. My daughter still has the one she was given. “The ice pool is the largest of their fundraising efforts, so please do your part and support the IODE by guessing often. Every ticket you buy helps our community.” Tickets for the Ice Pool Contest will be PROGRAM: on sale in Dawson and NORTHERN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAINING NORTHERN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAINING PROGRAM: at some locations in other towns
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until April 15. Between now and the actual event, an increasing number of residents will be seen walking the dyke trail daily, looking for signs of deteriorating ice cover. Someone will be watching when the tripod moves. That person will notify the fire department to sound the siren. Minutes later, regardless of the time of day or night, the river bank will be crowded with people wanting to see the movement. There will be a crowd on the west bank, as well. By the time this sees print, the unofficial ice road will no longer be safe to use and people in West Dawson and Sunnyvale will be looking forward to the launching of the George Black ferry, which should be in the water before the Victoria Day weekend in May.
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Struggling against gravity
Part 1 of 2
Matt Hosford tells us about his personal experience of the Chena River to Ridge: 25 and 50 Mile Multi-Sport Endurance Race
Participants collected their bibs and shirts at the registration table
by Matt Hosford S�art of Race I looked up at the cawing ravens flying over head, passively flapping their wings and circling me as I ran. They glided with such ease as if to point out their superior wings to my two gravity abiding stumps. I was envious. I had just past the 1 mile marker and I was already starting to sweat. I was working hard to move through the soft snow, huffing uncharacteristically for the speed I was moving. Over a foot of snow had fallen within the past five days and it hadn’t settled. Every step sunk down a few inches, like running on a sandy beach. Bobby Gillis, the race director mentioned that Fairbanks had an unusually high snowfall this year; not exactly ideal for a foot race. Fortunately, the course had been plowed via snowmobile dragging a pulch the night before. Our plowed trail was essentially a three foot wide ditch between two walls of snow. Step off this path and you’d find yourself waist deep in snow. We were truly bound to the trail.
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The River to Ridge course lies 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Fairbanks in the Chena River State Recreation Area. Each participant could choose between fat biking, cross country skiing or running a 25 mile (40 km) or 50 mile (80 km) course. Due to the high snow volume, the 50 mile course was altered from two different 25 mile loops to the same 25 mile loop, twice. Veterans of winter racing and others with general common
The Climb When I passed this 1 mile marker, it dawned on me that this excuse to adventure out to Fairbanks was going to be a struggle, rather than the fun run that I’d signed up for. Running in the snow felt more like jumping than the natural flowing stride you get on solid ground. Skis were definitely the weapon of choice today. Fat bikers were having a tough time as well. I traded places with a biker for the first few miles, taking over him on the uphills and being passed by him on the downhills. cont’d on page 23 ...
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sense analyzed the recent snowfalls and traded in their runners for skis. If only I had been so smart. This year marked the sixth anniversary for the River to Ridge, which began in 2011. Bobby Gillis took over as race director three years ago because he wanted to keep “this amazing event alive.” This will be his last year as director and he said, “I am hopeful that someone will take the reins for next year to keep it going. It’s a special event.” Pre-race orientation and check-in was done in a warm cabin near the start line. The atmosphere in there was cozy and relaxed. Everyone seemed to know each other and were slowly packing their things. It felt more like an outdoor club meetup than the regular pre-race registration where you usually see participants frantically packing bags, stretching and more or less “getting in the zone.”
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Struggling against gravity ... cont’d
Participants hangout prerace in the warming hut Race director Bobby Gillis gets ready at the start line
At mile 5, we hit the ridge and began the 2.5 mile climb. The fat biker was left to slowly push his 30 pound steed to the ridge while skiers stopped to re-apply wax. Once on the ridge, the trail flattened and the snow covered alders thinned, giving way to views of the wide valley from which we had come. My spirits lifted thinking that I could make up some ground to the approaching aid station. What I wasn’t prepared for was the added snow on the ridge. It turned out that our side of the ridge was heavily wind loaded – meaning snow had blown off the adjacent slope and piled up on the trail side. Post-holing, literally plunging knee or hip height into unpacked snow, was now added to the growing list of course obstacles. A snowmobile passed me halfway along the ridge. I pulled over to let the sled by however, my half step off the trail brought me down to my waist and I face planted into the powder. I rolled onto my back and tried without success to push myself up. Instead I flailed around like a flipped turtle on its shell as the sledder continued on; a scene of pity and comedy in equal measure. My initial reaction was relief to see the sled compacting the trail. In reality, the holes created by earlier runners had only
25-mile runner Blair Phelps sets his watch before the race been lightly covered with a hollow base. Now, the trail felt like playing a game of minesweeper. Every four or five steps you would hit a bomb and be ankle deep in snow. While post holing for the fifth consecutive time, I began to laugh hysterically, like a deranged man filled with both anger and bemusement. These obstacles were inconveniences and while I was enjoying the adventure, I could
not ignore that I was not even half way and my body was starting to show fatigue. I also could not keep thinking of the Alaskans ahead of me who were crushing this race in comparison. Matt Hosford is a freelance photographer and writer based in Whitehorse. He has a passion for endurance races and northern landscapes.
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