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Garage sales 101 ... cont’d catch the ones in a given area and then move on to another area where sales are happening. It will be a rare Saturday when you will be able to get to all of the sales at an early hour, which is usually key to success as far as bargains are concerned. For example, do all the early ones in Porter Creek or Riverdale or elsewhere and then stay in that area for the sales that start a half hour or hour later. 3. Be polite. Say, “ Good morning.” I am amazed at how rude a few customers are at these friendly get-togethers. You can’t barter a better price if you have been a jerk to start with. 4. Carry quarters, loonies and toonies. It’s just a better situation after you barter for a low priced item to offer coins in the right amount rather than expecting change for a $20 dollar bill. Carry the coins and smaller bills ($5 and $10) together in one pocket, with $20s in another. 5. If you seem to be arriving at every sale with the same group of shoppers, skip the next scheduled stop on your route and leave them all behind.

Shouldn’t Do’s 1. Don’t be a rude know it all. If you don’t agree with the price and can’t barter it down, accept that and move on.

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the bid and get a great buy. 4. Watch the weekly ads so you can avoid the ongoing, every Saturday sale as it will always have the same stuff until they have sold it or given up on it. After the first week’s sale the remaining stock is mostly junk

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5. Don’t buy anything electric or electronic without plugging it in and testing it at the sale site. 6. Garage sales are friendly Saturday morning events where we get a chance to socialize with other shoppers and the households, neighbourhoods and organizations hosting the sales. It should be a friendly and enjoyable outing for you and whoever is with you. If you are positive and friendly, that is the feedback you will get in return. 7. Quite often when the sales are done, many participants visit local restaurants for a late breakfast or brunch and discuss bargains gained and missed, but mostly what a great morning they just had. 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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coping in a land that is not their home. Another concerns the evils of small-town gossip. A third is rather apocalyptic. The fourth and fifth depict damaged family relationships and their pain. The last concludes with an encounter between a truck and an elk, reminding me of my own “affair” with a moose.

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is comprised of 33 poems, way too many items for me to attempt a summary of their contents, though they are predominantly about the land and its creatures. There were four that I particularly enjoyed: “The Black Bird Gang” by Gillian McKee, “Waiting” by Nicole Bauberger and Jerome Stueart’s two poems inspired by his time as a Whitehorse trolley conductor.

Fiction (pp. 67– 166) Six short stories offer a peek into different kinds of relationships. One is about strangers

Book Reviews (pp. 211 – 258) is more traditional fare for the journal, this edition covering reviews of short-story collections, a mystery, a biography, some memoirs, a pictorial social history of highway lodges, a young adult novel, several poetry collections, and a couple of history books. There are 22 items altogether, several of which I have written about here and in the Star. The Northern Review can be purchased from the Yukon College bookstore or viewed online and downloaded as individual PDF files from “journals.sfu.ca/nr/index.php/nr/issue/view/46”. Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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A Whitehorse hub for visual and performing arts

by Danny Macdonald

The 2017 Arts in the Park Grand Finale was well attended last August PHOTOS: Alistair Maitland Photography

On May 22, Arts in the Park will welcome another season of visual and performing artists at LePage Park

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or 22 years and going strong, LePage Park has become a hub for arts and culture during the summer months. The new season of Arts in the Park launches on May 22 with a free barbecue. It will be a family affair, as visual artist Jona Barr, who will doing silk screening all week, will be joined on the first lunch hour by Kevin Barr partnering with Hank Karr. Producer and programmer for Arts in the Park, Geneviève Doyon, says it is important to have a cultural space downtown, de-

It is a unique opportunity to see visual artists working on a project, contrasted against the musicians who are often seen performing around the Yukon. “I like the aspect of getting the artist out of the studio,” Doyon said. “It’s not workshops, but seeing them work on the project while being [available] to interact. Unlike the music, seeing a visual artist work ... and that work evolve Monday to Friday, I find that very exciting.” The format for Arts in the Park remains unchanged this year.

veloped downtown, and that it is respected. “Some aspects of the park are legacies from previous years that have been respected,” Doyon said. “The streamers in the trees are from Helen O’Connor, and the painting on the wall by Ali Khoda has lasted over two years.” Doyon explains that the concept for Arts in the Park started with the idea of music and visual arts being combined. Combining the two artistic fields was the brainchild of Steve Slade and the late Dereen Hildebrand, in 1996.

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There will be six musical shows each week, noon hours Monday to Friday, and a Wednesday-evening show. The same visual artist will be at work for the whole week each noon hour. Weather obviously plays a factor in attendance each day, but Doyon is adamant that the performances go on each day, rain or shine. They are prepared for bad weather with an adjustable wall tent for rain, and they can also provide warm blankets for those cooler Yukon days. On warm sunny days, the park has hosted up to 300 people. Each year, Arts in the Park hosts a few special projects to display the creativity of the Yukon’s artistic talent and to add additional entertainment for the audience. A project that has been well-

received for several years is the songwriter panels. This season will feature two songwriter panels on June 14 and July 26. The panels are a collaboration project between four to eight singers and songwriters, which can include a variety of fields including DJs, spoken word artists and poets. The group is presented a theme and they create brand-new songs around that theme. They then debut those songs at the park. It is a creative and unique process that helps develop the Yukon’s musical talent, according to Doyon. “The new stuff presented often becomes part of the musician’s repertoire,” Doyon explained. “It has a life well beyond the show. cont’d on page 7...

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A Whitehorse hub for visual and performing arts... cont’d “Last year, we matched writers with residents of Macaulay Lodge. And previously we’ve matched songwriters with photographers, to make music about the photos. “And it is a new way to see musicians perform their songs. It’s vulnerable, raw, brand-new,” Doyon said. “The songs are unrefined and untested on audiences.” Another key highlight that Doyon has pushed is to expand the diversity of musical acts performing at Arts in the Park. The organization has accessed some funding to support rural musicians who travel to perform this summer. “Arts in the Park has been very Whitehorse-centric,” Doyon said. “We’d like to offer opportunities for community artists to get profile , both with Whitehorse residents and tourists who cannot make it out to the communities.” This year the community artists program will present Dena Zagi from Ross River, acclaimed singer Diyet of the Kluane First Nation and Simon Crelli and his band from Dawson City. As part of the expanded musical offerings, they are partnering with Splintered Craft and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to host the hip hop showcases that have been taking place this past winter. As well, Doyon has contacted Outside performers already planning to be in the Yukon, on tour, and leveraged their presence to secure performances at Arts in the Park. This year they will feature Ripple Illusion from Vancouver, O’Claire from Germany and Tiger Moon from Kelowna. “We are scooping up artists from Atlin Music Festival and other touring artists,” Doyon said. “We have lots of local artists too, but but it’s good to get some touring acts that happen to be in the Yukon. We’re fortunate to have Outside acts, because not everyone can get to festivals and this still gives them a chance.” Arts in the Park kicks off on May 22 and runs until August 3. The shows run Monday to Friday, noon to 1 p.m., and the youth-oriented evening show runs Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit their website at musicyukon.com/artsinthepark or email them at artsinthepark@ musicyukon.com.

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In the North; by the North; for the North: Science and Research Stories from Yukon College

Molasses, methanol, and mine-water remediation

Northern mine researcher finds the perfect fuel for water-cleaning microbes by Leighann Chalykoff

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ukon College mine-life-cycle researcher Dr. Guillaume Nielsen likes to find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes those solutions even involve ingredients one might also spread on toast or use in holiday baking. Take Nielsen’s PhD project, for example, where he explored ways to remediate mine-impacted water

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“Being an outdoor enthusiast, I love the Yukon wildness ,” Nielsen said. “This is why the environment is such a huge focus of my work.” Nielsen grew up in France, where his adventurous spirit found its spark within the pages of Jack London’s Call of the Wild. Then Nielsen left Europe for the wide-open spaces of Canada. After a few years in Quebec, Nielsen and his wife moved to the Yukon in 2013. They settled into a dream situation—a cabin with no running water and with 35 sled dogs for company. In his new home, Nielsen began finishing his PhD while working through the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College as an academic partner. The College works closely with industry in its mine-life-cycle research projects to address northern specific challenges and opportunities. In this case, Nielsen’s project explored mine-water remediation, finding new ways of taking potentially harmful chemicals from water that’s been produced during mining processes—it’s what the industry calls “acid mine drainage” or AMD. There are two ways to approach cleaning AMD: active treatments and passive treatments. Active treatments introduce new chemicals, such as lime, into the environment. For Nielsen, the goal is to find new or better passive treatments that rely on using liv-

ing things already present in the environment. He started his exploration with a technology, usually used in places warmer than the Yukon, called a sulfate-reducing bioreactor, which relies on microbes to function. These naturally occurring organisms can take in heavy metal contaminants in liquids and render them harmless. Instead of oxygen, these microscopic powerhouses use sulfate in their respiration chain. “That’s good news,” Nielsen said. “Sulfate is one of the products we always find in acid mine drainage.” Bacteria use sulfate and carbon to produce sulfide that combines with the heavy metals present in AMD—such as cadmium or zinc—to create solid material, which can be released without damaging the environment. These bacteria have been proven in the South, but can they work the same way in the North? Nielsen wanted to find out whether cold affects the bacteria and, if it does, what is needed to keep them “happy.” He started testing in the lab, then moved on to a pilot project where he found that, yes, the cold affects the bacteria, but giving them the right substances to “eat” can keep them working effectively. He experimented with giving them a number of different carbon cont’d on page 9 ...


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Equipment in the field used by Dr. Guillaume Nielsen to research new ways for passive water treatment

sources, such as peat, methanol, ethanol, potato oil, even brewery residue, to find the best fit. As it turned out, they liked molasses mixed with methanol best. “In the pilot study, we found 95.5 per cent removal of zinc and 96.3 per cent removal of cadmium after 90 days,” Nielsen said. “These were very promising results.” His research involved invaluable partnerships with Alexco Environmental Group, contracted to remediate the historic Keno Hill Silver Mine District, and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun. “I think it was a win-win-win situation,” Nielsen said. “I believe that First Nation traditional knowledge needs to be involved and integrated into research projects. “They learned from us, and we learned from them as well. I always see numbers, like discharge limits, while they are talking about things like caribou and moose, and whether they come back. It makes things very practical and real, and it’s a very good

source of motivation.” Nielsen finished his PhD in 2017, and his research paper has recently been accepted into the high-level peer-reviewed Water Research Journal. He has recently returned to work at the Yukon College as a research associate. “This is something that I cannot wait to continue work on,” Nielsen said. “We have an amazing opportunity here in Yukon to develop expertise in passive treatment systems for mine waste water in cold climates. We are in the North, and we have the mine sites. It’s a very unique and exciting situation.” Yukon College is dedicated to answering northern research questions, supporting local innovation and increasing student research capacity. This series explores the depth and breadth of northern research at the College. For more information visit www.YukonCollege.yk.ca/ Research.

irst thing I did when we got to Canada was buy a cowboy hat,” Sid says from his well-worn side of the couch. “When we first came to Canada in 1953 [from Friesland, Netherlands], we couldn’t read or write. I went down to the local bookstore and found this book.” Sid holds up an original Roy Rogers and the Rimrod Renegades. It cost 50 cents. “I would repeat the words over and over until I remembered and learned to read English. I lost the book the year after – until last Christmas when Jill and your mom found it online.” The book Sid now has in his collection is not the actual book he picked up in 1953; he received this one as a gift this past Christmas. “They found me an original from 1952!” Sid says enthusiastically as he’s on the phone with his partner, Jill. Sid happily passes over the phone to me and I ask Jill where she got the book. “Yes, I remember your Grandpa talking about how much that book meant to him so I searched online and found it. It came all the way from England!” Sid continues his story, “We didn’t have electricity when we first came to Canada. A neighbour gave me a record player – a wound-up gramophone – that played our records and old Roy Rogers.” Sid and his family eventually got a radio. “I always loved Roy Rogers, since I was a kid. We listened to Roy Rogers over the radio. They would tell stories and shows played over the radio before television. Shows like Hop-along Cassidy.” Roy Rogers, also known as “King of the Cowboys,” had his own radio program airing from 1944 to 1955. “[That show] was a story about Roy Rogers as a sheriff of the town Rimrod. He’s the

The front and back of an original Roy Rogers and the Rimrod Renegades from the same edition Sid used to learn English PHOTOS: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé good guy chasing the bad guys and he always wins.” Each episode was roughly 30 minutes long. For those who do not know, Roy Rogers is a singing cowboy. The song “Happy Trails” was the theme song of the radio program and was written by Dale Evans, Roy Rogers’ wife. This song was covered by such acts as Van Halen and Janis Joplin. Another notable song from Roy Rogers and his band, Sons of the Pioneers, was “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” which in today’s society would be recognized from the film, The Big Lebowski. Sitting on the couch in his cowboy boots, Sid says, “I have

some old Roy Rogers records that I listen to on my new record player.” I respond, “Let’s listen to them!” Visit Sid in Beaver Creek, Yukon this spring and summer and listen to his Roy Rogers records and have a peek at the book that in 1953 taught him how to read English for the first time.

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une is a special month in Kluane country ... The angry, muddy rivers of May have settled to their calm and clear spring moods. The vast aspen stands below the mixed pine and spruce have burst with their blanket of fresh green. The impossibly perfect front range of the St. Elias Mountains starts to show its rocky brawn from the bottom up, still capped with the snowy vestiges of an alpine winter, now long gone. And it is amid this majesty that the most fortunate of festivals is held. The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival (KMBF) has an unfair advantage and has never had to work to attract world-class performing acts. It is known widely on the

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Until 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 Until 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. May. 26 Art Exhibit - The Press Gang Arts Underground Black is gold for printmakers. A collective of Yukon printmakers who have come together to celebrate ink. Until Sat. May. 26 Art Exhibit - All Genders Yukon Arts Underground Showcases the lived reality of transgender, two-spirit and non-binary Yukon residents and families in an intimate collection of voices. 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 May 31 Make it in May Tue. to Fri. 10am 4pm, Sat. 11am to 4pm, Arts Underground. The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 6674080 Wed. May 16 Make it in May 10:00 am Arts Underground The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Wed. May 16 Rock a Headshot! 10:00 am (co) space coworking space` Stop by (co)space booth at the 2018 Business Connect Conference, Makeup touch-ups by a professional stylist + Exclusive 15 min photo-shoot with one final photograph from a professional photographer! Wed. May 16 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. May 16 Midday Church Service 12:15 pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, refocus. Music, silence, readings. Wed. May 16 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. May 16 Women’s Night 6:00 pm Icycle Sports Mini Drop Clinics, talk to reps from Dirt Girls and CMBC, snacks and refreshments provided. Wed. May 16 2018 Business Awards Banquet 6:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Call 6677545 to book a table. Wed. May 16 Whistle Bend Town Square Events 7:00 pm Baked Cafe Learn about town squares and get excited for this opportunity to plan public spaces in Whistle Bend. Wed. May 16 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. May 16 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. May 17 Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Valid Yukon ID must be presented at time of admission. Thu. May 17 Make it in May 10:00 am Arts Underground The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Thu. May 17 Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Market 3:00 pm Shipyards Park Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Thu. May 17 Suspension Service (Module 1) 6:30 pm Icycle Sports Some previous experience recommended, bring your own bike, work space and tools provided. Register online. Thu. May 17 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. May 17 Whistle Bend Town Square Events 7:00 pm Mountain View Golf Course Learn about town squares and get excited for this opportunity to plan public spaces in Whistle Bend. Thu. May 17 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. May 18 Make it in May 10:00 am Arts Underground The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Fri. May 18 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. May 18 Afternoon Tea and Hymn Sing 2:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. May 18 Makers Build Night 6:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace For members only, to become a member e-mail or call for all the details. 457-0150 Fri. May 18 A Safe Place - Beading Program 7:30 pm Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Spaces are limited, so please be sure to call 667-2693 and register All are welcome to come and share in a delicious meal, and warm company. ‘Sat. May 19 to Sun. May 20 FireFit Championships Main Street - Downtown Call 4563874 to volunteer or for more details. Sat. May 19 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 am The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat. May 19 Make it in May 11:00 am Arts Underground The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Sat. May 19 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome.

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Wed. May 16 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. May 17 Northern Allowance 5:00 pm Baked Cafe Brings together the colourful sounds of guitar, accordion, traditional and modern percussion, flute, small (and bag!) pipes, and passionate vocals. Thu. May 17 Anne Turner Jazz Jam 7:00 pm The Social House Thu. May 17 Hip Hop Show #12 7:30 pm Splintered Craft Same format as last month: With a ton of featured artists, then a free for all jam at the end. Thu. May 17 Jam Night with Hayley Warden and Alex Johnston 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. May 17 Ginger Jam 8:00 pm Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest cohosts and performers. Thu. May 17 Catchers Ride 8:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Fri. May 18 Parker Thomas Jazz 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Join Tom Connor, Nick Mah, Adam Cripps and Gui Chan for an evening of Jazz. Jammers are always welcome. Fri. May 18 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri. May 18 Friday Night Jams 8:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Bring your instrument and your voice and get in the lineup of instant communitydriven music and good times! Fri. May 18 Soda Pony, Servo, John Stosh, and more 8:00 pm The Social House 226-345-1950 servorockband@gmail.com Fri. May 18 Petunia and the Vipers with Ryan McNally 8:00 pm The Old Fire Hall Tickets at the door or online. Fri. May 18 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri. May 18 to Sat. May 19 Rick Sward 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Fri. May 18 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. May 19 Cutting Lose with Peggy and Jack 5:00 pm The Cut Off Restaurant Sat. May 19 And They all Sang Bamboo 7:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre Call 306-250-6334 for tickets and details. ‘Sat. May 19 to Sun. May 20 Jack Straw 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Sat. May 19 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. May 20 Jam Session 4:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun. May 20 Open Mic Jam Night hosted by The House Cats 6:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Sun. May 20 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. May 20 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun. May 20 Peggy Hanifan 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun. May 20 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. May 21 Chuck Charlebois 6:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Mon. May 21 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. May 23 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done!

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Sun. May 20 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. May 20 Silver Ring Workshop 1:00 pm Arts Underground No previous experience required! To register, drop by Arts Underground or call 6674080. Sun. May 20 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Mon. May 21 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. May 21 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. May 21 Titan Trivia 6:00 pm Titan Gaming Cafe Lots of fun categories, and YUKON themed questions for the sourdoughs!! Teams of up to 6 people. Win store credit! Mon. May 21 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Tue. May 22 Make it in May 10:00 am Arts Underground The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Tue. May 22 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. May 22 Chainsaw Maintenance Workshop 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace For the new chainsaw user or the experienced user can renew and solidify their maintenance skills., register online. Wed. May 23 Make it in May 10:00 am Arts Underground The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Wed. May 23 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. May 23 Midday Church Service 12:15 pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, refocus. Music, silence, readings. Wed. May 23 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. May 23 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. May 23 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

Thu. May 17 Mindfulness for Families 6:30 pm LDAY Centre for Learning 5 classes is for parents and children (8 yrs +) who want to learn more about what Mindfulness is, a light snack is provided. To register call 668-5167 or email ed@ ldayukon.com. Thu. May 17 Power of Painting 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre 18+ Months. Listen to a story, sing songs and create masterpieces with paint. Call 668-8698 for more details. Thu. May 17 Spring Rock Climbing Club 6:00 pm Shipyards Park No experience necessary, Ages 8-14 and parents are welcome to join. Sign up today by email !equinox@equinoxyukon.com or call 334-3725 Thu. May 17 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. May 18 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fri. May 18 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. Sat. May 19 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. May 19 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. May 19 Free Day in the Clothing Room 10:00 am Church of the Nazarene Children’s, Mens and Womens clothing that was freely received, freely we want to give. Call 633-4903 for more information. Sat. May 19 Splash’N Boots Live 11:00 am Yukon Arts Centre Performing all their children’s music hits in this super-charged and interactive performance. Tickets online. Sat. May 19 Youth Magic League 11:00 am Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Cards from all Magic sets are legal. 60 card format. Ages 18 and under. Sun. May 20 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. Mon. May 21 Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 6675239 for more information. Mon. May 21 Eurythmics 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Ages 0-5. Enjoy a mix of music, movement and fun. Call 668-8698 for more details. Mon. May 21 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. May 22 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. May 22 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 Daily, Mondays to Fridays - Learning Together pm Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink Program 9:00 am at both Hidden Valley School specials, watch for special event theme nights. and Selkirk Elementary School. Free drop-in proTue. May 22 Forest Preschool Information gram: playtime, group snack, circle time, craft time. Session 5:30 pm Whitehorse Public Library Learn Caregivers learn how to support children’s learning more about the new Forest Preschool program for at home. children aged 3-5 run by Rivers to Ridges. RSVP Daily Weekdays except Thursdays Community online. After-School Sports Program 3:30 pm Canada Tue. May 22 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 Games Centre Mondays.and Fridays Arctic Sports am Whitehorse Public Library Free, but registration -Tuesdays. Lacross -Wednesday. Handgames is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you -FREE meal provided on Fridays need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Mondays and Wednesdays Beginner Tennis Tue. May 22 Spring Rock Climbing Club 6:00 Program (Ages 8-12) 4:00 pm Mount MacIntyre pm Shipyards Park No experience necessary, Recreation Centre Register online or by sending an Ages 8-14 and parents are welcome to join. Sign email to tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com. up today by email !equinox@equinoxyukon.com or Mondays and Wednesdays Intermediate Tennis call 334-3725 Program (Ages 8-12) 5:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Tue. May 22 Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Recreation Centre Register online or by sending an Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 email to tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com. or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Tuesdays and Thursdays Beginner Tennis Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Program (Ages 5-7) 5:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Wed. 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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland

Wood-fired, bacon-wrapped shrimp

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These quick bites use two ingredients from your breakfast in a slightly different format. If you’re going camping for a few days, don’t shy away from a bag of frozen shrimp—they’ll keep your cooler lovely and chilled, and once they’re thawed, they’ll make a great quick snack.

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS PHOTOS: Sydney Oland

8 slices bacon, halved 16 large shrimp, peeled ¼ cup maple (or birch) syrup

Shrimp and bacon

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Wood-fired, bacon-wrapped shrimp ... cont’d METHOD

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Build a fire and let it burn down until you have a few flames and a solid bed of coals. Place grill over coals and let the grill heat up for a few minutes. Wrap each shrimp in half a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place shrimp on the grill above coals and let cook until bacon begins to brown and crisp, about 3 minutes depending on the size of the flames. Flip and let bacon brown on the other side, brush with maple syrup and leave on grill for another 30 seconds per side. Remove from grill and eat with lots of cold beer.

Drizzle some extra syrup overtop, once they’re off the fire, for some extra gooeyness

Onto the grill ... the bacon will splatter a bit, be careful!

Make sure the bacon gets brown

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Magnificent 11

Haines Road (Highway 3) & Alaska Highway (Highway 1)

by Doug Sack

Welcome to the Alcan, or Alaska Highway, one of the great engineering marvels of all time

PHOTOS: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

Quiz Question In 1884, Haines, Alaska was named for: A. A sea captain B. An Army general C. A female missionary D. A trading company governor E. A reclusive fur trapper

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he surprising answer is C and her name was Francina E. Haines, a board member of the Presbyterian ministry sent in 1880 to the long-established Chilkat community of Dtehshuh (“End of the Trail”) to build a mission and school on land donated by the indigenous chiefs of the Chilkats. She was the chairwoman of the

committee that raised the funds to build it and a member of the Board of National Missions. Haines was based in New York and though I’ve researched her extensively, including everything in the Sheldon museum in Haines, I can’t find the elusive sentence that proves she ever set foot in Alaska. She was simply the conduit of funds from New York to build the Mission. The road itself, Highway 3, called the Haines Cutoff during construction, was built in 1943 by the U.S. Army following the Old Dalton Trail from gold rush days, which itself followed the ancient traditional route to the interior used by Chilkat fur traders for centuries. It rises dramatically out of the end

of the Chilkat River Valley, climbs quickly into the coast mountains and then concludes in the Yukon at Haines Junction, 237 kms away, where it meets the Alcan. It was built during the wartime boom as a backup route to the interior of Alaska in case the White Pass & Yukon RR and the Alaska Highway were bombed and closed by the Japanese. After the naval Battle of Midway, in June 1943, when the enemy lost most of their aircraft carriers, that threat was erased for the duration and the Haines Cutoff was used as a shortcut to get material and fuel to Fairbanks. Nowadays, it is a popular summer route to central Alaska for

RVs and stays busy in the winters because of its heavy snowfalls and well-deserved reputation as a kind of snowmobile mecca. Sledheads come from all over the world to do the Haines Road, and it’s also a popular long-weekend destination year-round for Whitehorse residents. Fort William H. Seward, a United States Army installation, was constructed south of Haines in 1904 on land donated by the Haines Mission and was the sole military base in Alaska until WWII. It was sold to private interests in 1947. The mission, school and orphanage lasted until statehood in 1959 when they were shuttered and torn down in 1960 for violations

of the new fire and safety codes. We saved the Alaska Highway for last out of respect for her role in relation to the other ten of The Magnificent Eleven. Without the Alcan, the others wouldn’t exist and the Yukon would be stuck in the 19th century forever, which might be pleasing aesthetically for nostalgia buffs but unfathomable to 21st-century realists with an eye towards the future. Even though the road structure of the Territory looks as if it was designed cleverly and carefully with tourism in mind, all of the sixpart series above clearly proves it was not. It was mostly “potluck” that this giant game of highway cont’d on page 19 ...

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The Magnificent 11 ... cont’d connect-the-dots settled down by 1980 into a smooth delivery system of tourists to every corner of the Territory from Watson Lake to the NWT border above Eagle Plains and the Arctic Circle. To oversimplify, it almost appears as if one of the great tourism RV destinations in the world happened by design—but it didn’t. Without question, the most significant event was the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98, which gave us Dawson City, the #1 tourism destination North of the 60th parallel. The second was the miraculous construction of the Alcan in 194243. Combine the two and you have the formula for a long and happy future, much like a successful marriage or business partnership. The saga of Alcan construction and subsequent improvements is too well-known and over-documented to be repeated here in this brief road summary, but this fact must be mentioned one final time: the sheer audacity of constructing an all-season “highway” from Dawson Creek, B.C., to Fairbanks, Alaska, under wartime pressures and conditions, remains one of the great engineering marvels of all time and possibly at the top of the list in the roadbuilding category. Those who fly to and fro, rather than drive the Alaska Highway, have no perspective of how hard it was to get here at one time. We are not a suburb of Vancouver, even though it only takes two hours to get there in an Air North jet. All eleven numbered roads in the Yukon are members of the same family of highways descended from one matriarch or patri-

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arch, depending on your gender. That is why the Alcan or Alaska Highway was, is and always will be the #1 road in the Yukon and Alaska. All are magnificent but only one reigns supreme—then, now, and forever. Your roving reviewer has so many favourite places on the full length of the Alcan that they are too numerous to mention, but here are ten teasers: 1. The climb up Steamboat Mountain 87 kms west of Fort Nelson in B.C. (the true start of the highway). 2. The sharp corners near Tetsa River where it looks like the mountain is in your lane. 3. Captain Jack’s breakfasts on the south end of Muncho Lake. 4. Liard Hot Springs, a mandatory splash & dash rest stop. 5. The continental divide near Rancheria after which all rivers and lakes flow into the Yukon. 6. Kusawa Lake and the first views of the Big ‘Uns coming into Haines Junction. 7. Slim’s River and Sheep Mountain. 8. Kluane Lake. 9. Camping on the Donjek, and 10. Tok (rhymes with cloak not clock), where the gateway of Alaska awaits your pleasure. Enjoy the drive; there’s not another like it, but there is one that is close. B.C. Highway 37, which runs from the Yellowhead 16 through Dease Lake to hook up with the Alcan 12 kms north of Watson Lake, concludes in the Yukon and is considered “Plan B” as an access road to the

The Magnificent 11 Hwy 1 Hwy 2 Hwy 3 Hwy 4 -

Alaska Highway Klondike Highway Haines Road Robert Campbell Highway Hwy 5 - Dempster Highway Hwy 6 - Canol Road Hwy 7 - Atlin Road Hwy 8 - Tagish Road Hwy 9 - Top of the World Highway Hwy 10 - Nahanni Range Road Hwy 11 - Silver Trail Highway

Territory and Alaska. When asked which is “better,” the answer is simple: If your starting point is east of the Rocky Mountains, come up via the Alaska Highway. If you start off west of the Rockies, stay there and come up Highway 37. There’s no point crossing the Continental Divide several times unless you have to. Both are beautiful paved drives and you can’t lose whichever you choose.

Doug Sack, 71, is the former editor of the Sourdough Chronicle, the quadannual newsletter of the Yukon Council on Aging, YCOAYukon.com. Before that, he was young.

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BEAVER CREEK Fri. May 18 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. May 19 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. May 21 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. May 22 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS 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. May 17 Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. May 17 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. May 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 Thu. May 17 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. May 17 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri. May 18 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. May 19 Carcross Commons Season Opening Carcross Commons Sat. May 19 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. May 20 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-6683129 Sun. May 20 Sewing Sessions 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. May 21 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 22 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 22 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. May 22 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. May 22 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 22 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. May 22 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

youthoutreach@trondek.ca Fri. May 18 Major Funk and The Employment 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Sat. May 19 2018 Dawson City International Gold Show, Dawson City An industry and consumer tradeshow and springtime tradition that celebrates Dawson’s Gold Rush heritage as well as the modern mining industry in the area. 993-5274 office@ dawsoncitychamberofcommerce.ca ‘Sat. May 19 to Mon. May 21 Tombstone Interpretive Centre Opens! 9:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sat. May 19 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. May 19 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. May 19 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sat. May 19 Petunia & the Vipers 8:00 pm Palace Grand Theatre Tickets at the door. Sat. May 19 Major Funk and The Employment 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Sun. May 20 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. May 20 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. May 21 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. May 21 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. May 22 Mad Scientists 3:30 pm Robert Service School For grades 1-3 Call 993-7400 ext 299 or email recreation@ cityofdawson.com Tue. May 22 Cooking Club 6:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek. ca Tue. May 22 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed. May 23 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO

DAWSON CITY

Wed. May 16 Seniors Meeting 12:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre All seniors are welcome to attend! Call 994-2375 for more info. Wed. May 16 Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wed. May 16 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu. May 17 Shuffleboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Thu. May 17 Environment Club 3:45 pm Del Van Gorder School Fri. May 18 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat. May 19 YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2018 - Kim Beggs, Keitha Clark & Kate Weekes 7:30 pm Faro In Drury Creek - Free family friendly activities and concerts around the campfire, bring your chair a mug for tea, your instruments! Meet at the cook shelter. Door prizes and storytellers welcome. Sun. May 20 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. May 20 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. May 22 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. May 22 Shuffleboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Wed. May 23 Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wed. May 23 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

Wed. May 16 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu. May 17 Handgames Club 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. May 17 Adventures in Sculpture 6:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Explore different kinds of sculpture and mediums, free, snacks provided and no registration required. For ages 12-18 Thu. May 17 Art Night 7:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. May 17 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. May 18 2018 Dawson City International Gold Show, Dawson City An industry and consumer tradeshow and springtime tradition that celebrates Dawson’s Gold Rush heritage as well as the modern mining industry in the area. 993-5274 office@ dawsoncitychamberofcommerce.ca Fri. May 18 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. May 18 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. May 18 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. May 18 Art with Ange 3:30 pm Robert Service School For grades 1-3 Call 993-7400 ext 299 or email recreation@ cityofdawson.com Fri. May 18 Gym Night 7:30 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Call or Email for more information. 993-7100 ext 149

Wed. May 16 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. May 16 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Wed. May 16 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. May 16 The Unplugging 7:00 pm St. Elias Community School Could an old woman’s wisdom save the world? An awardwinning play by Yvette Nolan Directed by Reneltta Arluk Wed. May 16 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu. May 17 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. May 17 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. May 17 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. May 17 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. May 17 Circuit Training 5:00 pm Haines Junction Call Steve at 296-6097 for more information. Thu. May 17 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. May 17 Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre

CARMACKS Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, Sewing Group 6:00 pm Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre. Sewing supplies available for personal projects or feel free to bring your own supplies and projects.

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ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Thu. May 17 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri. May 18 Healing the Soul Wound 9:00 am Da Ku Cultural Centre 1 day workshop with Eduardo Duran PhD he is a powerful healer, psychologist and author. To register call 335-4460 or email nchatterton@cafn.ca Fri. May 18 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Fri. May 18 Friday Night Salmon Bake Declan O’Donovan 6:00 pm Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 6342867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail. com for more information. Sun. May 20 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943 Mon. May 21 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. May 22 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. May 22 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. May 22 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. May 22 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. May 23 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. May 23 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Wed. May 23 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School

MARSH LAKE Wed. May 16 Open Hours 5:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 16 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. May 17 Choir 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. May 18 Friday Night Dinner in the Jackalope. Three course menu, $17 - $30, Licensed. 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. May 19 Bridge club 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. May 19 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. May 22 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. May 22 Yoga with Richard 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. May 22 Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 23 Open Hours 5:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 23 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Wed. May 16 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. May 17 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. May 17 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. May 18 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. May 20 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. May 21 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. May 22 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. May 22 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. May 22 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Wed. May 23 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

MOUNT LORNE Thu. May 17 Garden and Farmers Market 5:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Local produce fresh from our gardeners - food, concession, hair cuts, jams and jellies, patio tea gardens and other plants. Contact Agnes to sign up 667 7083 lmca@ northwestel.net

OLD CROW Thu. May 17 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. May 20 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. May 22 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

PELLY CROSSING Tue. May 22 to Fri. May 25 SFN May Gathering Pelly Crossing Call 537-3331 for more information.

TAGISH Wednesdays & Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 3993418 Wed. May 16 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre

Wed. May 16 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. May 16 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish. ca Thu. May 17 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. May 17 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. May 19 Willow Basket Making Course W/ Sheila Alexandrovich 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Learn to make a melon or ribbed basket. Email recreation@ tagishyukon.org or call 399-3407 Sat. May 19 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. May 19 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat. May 19 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sun. May 20 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. May 20 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 6334903 tagishcc@gmail.com Mon. May 21 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 22 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. May 23 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN Thu. May 17 Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri. May 18 Girls Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Fri. May 18 Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Tue. May 22 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. May 22 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. May 22 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 Daily, Weekdays Youth Activity Club 3:15 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre For grades 5-11, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Meaghen 5368023 for more information. Thu. May 17 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. May 17 Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu. May 17 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat. May 19 Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 am Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sun. May 20 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. May 21 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. May 22 Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue. May 22 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

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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, 5:30 pm Haines Public Library #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar

Wednesdays & Thursdays Pickle Ball 5:30 pm Haines Borough Alaska Wed. May 16 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. May 16 Whatever Club-Tidepools 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Thu. May 17 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. May 17 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. May 17 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. May 18 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 pm American Legion Fri. May 18 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. May 18 Story Time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. May 18 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. May 18 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. May 19 Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. May 20 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. May 20 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. May 21 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. May 21 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon. May 21 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 22 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 22 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 22 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 22 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. May 23 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. May 23 Whatever Club-Tidepools 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library

SKAGWAY Daily, Mondays to Fridays, 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 & Wednesdays SpinFlex w/ Katherine 6:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. May 16 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 Thu. May 17 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. May 17 Mat Pilates 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. May 17 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Fri. May 18 Aerial Fabric Multilevel 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Fri. May 18 Dance Night Fridays 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Fri. May 18 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. May 18 Zumba with Megan 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Sat. May 19 Skagway Garden City Market 3:00 pm Skagway Traditional Council Jewellery, Hot Sauce, Candles, Spices, Lip Balms & Salves and more! 907-612-0267 Sat. May 19 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. May 19 The Quaintrelles 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Sat. May 19 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. May 19 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. May 20 Aerial Fabric Multilevel 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Sun. May 20 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. May 20 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. May 21 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. May 21 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Mon. May 21 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. May 21 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. May 22 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. May 22 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. May 22 Mat Pilates 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. May 22 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Wed. May 23 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


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May 16. 2018

John Kaplan puts on

“An EYE-POPPING show!” - Provost News, AB

Starring

John KAPLAN

Spellbinding multi-media magic show

transports you to a world of wonder and mystery! Your entire family will be gasping in astonishment and rolling in the aisles with laughter… a dazzling experience you'll be talking about long after the final curtain!

“Totally AWESOME!” - Clearwater North Thompson Times, BC

“Kept the audience on the edge of their seats!”

“Dazzled the crowd!” - The Advertiser, BC

- The Hub, NWT

Don't Miss This Show! Get Your Tickets Today!

June 6 and 7, 7pm

Christ the King Elementary School Gym Tickets are $20 each or $60 for family of 4

For more information, check out www.specialolympicsyukon.ca or call 867-668-6511 ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS YUKON

Online show and ticket information at:

www.AbracaDAZZLE.ca


May 16. 2018

Highlights

What:

What

“How Does it Felt”

Exhibi�on closes December 1st, 2012

SILVER RING WORKSHOP Sunday May 20th 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013

Open Sessions $175+gst,Studio all supplies included >> Ceramic Open AgesStudio 14+ Sessions << Sundays from 2:30 to 6pm $5 per hour

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).

12:00pm – 4:00 pm

To register 867-667-4080 $150+gst, allcall: supplies included Email: recep�on@artsunderground.ca

Ages 14+

MAKE IT IN MAY OPEN STUDIO MONTH

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Every Sunday, 2:30pm – 6:00pm Every Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Except for holidays $5/hour (cash only) Clay, glazes and firing sold separately

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

Where: When:

Wednesdays to Saturdays 3 PM to 9 PM 306A Alexander Street Look for the big green door!

Where: 306A Alexander Street Registration: Look for the Contact Khoi Truong, ad@bgcyukon.com big green or 867-393-2824door! ext. 202 Contact: Web: bgcyukon.com Facebook: bgcyukon Twitter: @bgcyukon

MENTORS NIGHT: LASER CUTTING + CUTTING MACHINES + SEWING MAY 17

May 17th – 21st Tamika Knutson (Dawson City, YT) Skin Artist Talk & Reception Thursday, May 17th, 7:30PM

MAKERS BUILD NIGHT MAY 18 MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + LASER CUTTING + PROGRAMMING MAY 20

EVENTS

Saturday, May 19th Petunia & the Vipers In the Palace Grand Doors 8PM / Show 8:30 May 30th – June 3rd 2018 Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival Kiac.ca/printfest Tuesday, June 12th Steve Gunn In the KIAC Ballroom

CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE MAY 22 ALL REGULAR EVENTS 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM HOURS

Monday Closed, Tuesday - Friday 11am - 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-9pm

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

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

Call For Reader Submissions

There are lies, darn lies and fishing stories. We’d love to share your big ones, but only if they didn’t get away!

LIFE DRAWING DROP-IN

CERAMICS DROP-IN

Ages 11 to 18 When:

Tuesdays Free snackto Saturdays and meal 3 PM to 9 PM

Ph. (867) 393-2824

$120 one-time fee for entire month Ages 19+

$5/hour, bring your own supplies and materials. A nude model will be present

Free Teen Drop In

8 weeks of camps, June 11 to August 17 Ages 6 - 11

May 1st – 31st Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday June 3rd, 7:00-9:00pm

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

2018 Summer Camps

INTRO TO STONE SETTING >> Acrylic Pain�ng Open Studio << with Neil Graham Shelley Claude of every With first and third Wednesday each month 9pm Sunday May7 to 27th, $10 per 2 hour session

MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + SEWING MAY 16, 23

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

For more info or to register, Exhibi� ons Arts Underground or >> in visit the Yukon Art Society Gallery: THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS call 867-667-4080. >> in the Hougen Heritage Gallery: WithYUKON ShelleyARCHIVES MacDonald

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ROCK A HEADSHOT! MAY 16, 10:00 AM - MAY 17 @ 4:00 PM

And woah there Ahab! Before you go off chasing down your white whale, we remind everyone to fish safely and responsibly. You can find Yukon fishing rules and regulations online at Environment Yukon.

FOLLOW US ON

Send us the proof of your fishing prowess and your tale of the catch to

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EDITOR@WHATSUPYUKON.COM

BEER O’CLOCK

MAY 17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(CO)SPACE CONVERSATION FEATURING DR. SHEILA RONIS

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ONE OF CANADA’S LARGEST CELEBRATIONS OF INDIGENOUS ARTS AND CULTURE!

MAY 22 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

YUKON TECH COLLECTIVE MEETUP

PROUDLY PRODUCED BY:

JUNE 12, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM cospacenorth.com/events

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CALL FOR

VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED JUNE 28 – JULY 6

The 2018 Adäka Cultural Festival is seeking volunteers to help with hospitality, set up/take down, transportation, logistics, front of house, security, gallery sales, and more!

PRESENTING PARTNERS:

Volunteers will receive a Festival t-shirt and earn credits towards purchase in the Gift Shop/Gallery.

Online registration forms available at: For more information: 867.667.7698 • admin@adakafestival.ca FUNDING PARTNERS:

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Aussie Girl in the Yukon with Kylie Campbell

Yukon’s summer music festival preview The good, the bad and the absolute crazy by Kylie Campbell

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ne day, the warm, shortsand-dresses weather will be here and we can all emerge from our winter-chrysalis ready to throw down and get ready for another epic summer. And what could be more summery than a music festival? Here is an overview of the top summer music festivals in the Yukon.

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival Where: Haines Junction When: June 8 to 10 Also in an amazing location, this festival encompasses a specific kind of soulful music. But the lowkey, relaxed atmosphere makes it an event worthwhile to attend. The good: Easy access from Whitehorse, with only a 1.5-hour drive to Haines Junction, making it accessible.

PHOTOS: Kylie Campbell

The Moanin’ Mountain Boys perform in Saint Christopher’s Anglican Church in Haines Junction during the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival last year. This is one of the most unique venues of all the music festivals in the Yukon The church venue (Saint Christopher’s Anglican Church) is by far my favourite venue from all the music festivals. The sound quality and set up is excellent. It truly takes you back to a different time. The seamless integration of artists and attendees was incredible. Whether you have musical talent or not, jam sessions of all ages and backgrounds would spontaneously pop up under the shady trees on the grass or in the evening by a bonfire. Volunteering at this music fes-

tival is the best in the Yukon as you got to attend the festival and are also fed amazing food. (I’m all about the freebies). The bad: Camping is somewhat restrictive in town; the majority of campers have to stay at Pine Lake, which is a 10 km drive away. The festival is definitely in need of an outdoor stage venue – if you have the Kluane mountains as a backdrop, you should utilise it! This is a dry music festival. So for those who want to drink, this

means very late drinking sessions at the bar or the hostel campfire (after the acts were done at midnight). This can be brutal on your sleep schedule.

Atlin Music & Arts Festival Where: Atlin, B.C. When: July 6 to 8 This festival takes place in a majestic location (if it’s not raining) with almost all walks of life attending from families to seniors to drunk millennials. I honestly can’t remember the music, but I do remember eating a car trunk barbecue on the side of a road with newly made buddies and observed one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The good: I have never been to a festival that had so many different demographics attending; it was amazcont’d on page 25...

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In between sets, the backdrop of the Kluane mountain range is spectacular as new and old musicians enjoy a jam session in the warm sun. ing to see. And surprisingly wasn’t weird or scary for any body… perhaps Canadians are just better behaved than Australians and Europeans? The location is incredible and not far from Whitehorse with only a 2.5 hour drive, making it accessible to get to for the weekend. Great to see day events for kids and lots of food vendors. Lots of camping options – and it’s great that the town is so accommodating – particularly because the place is taken over by the music festival (I don’t know who was left in Whitehorse)! The bad: When raining, everyone was stuck in a small tight space or you simply just stood in the rain. It felt like a very Scottish kind of festival with the weather. Plus I felt very, VERY sorry for those camping in the wet and boggy fields. It’s unfortunate that drinking was restricted to outside the main tent, meaning you couldn’t enjoy a drink on the dance floor. Seemed to encourage binge drinking at the drink tent to get back in to see the music. There aren’t many places to accommodate people indoors – like bars or restaurants – during or af-

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Enjoying a morning coffee in Atlin, B.C. to hit the festival on the only dry day during the weekend last year

ter festival hours. So when it was raining, you suffer. It’s not just a little rain, it was a monsoon.

Dawson City Music Festival Where: Dawson City When: July 20 to 22 This is a long weekend of partying and shenanigans to some amazing music that has venues all over the incredibly quirky city, although I have to admit, the Dawson music festival pretty much broke me. I was still recovering after a week, and can thoroughly say I was “Dawsoned” – so be warned! The good: There are venues all over the city – including free venues! Plus it’s actually in the town, so it means any amenities needed are at hand, and there are also nonmusic festival events and things to do when no acts are on. Dawson City is amazing and heaves with party atmosphere. With venues like Gertie’s and the Downtown Hotel, having a music festival in the city is great to explore and experience not just the music festival, but Dawson City itself. It’s a well organised festival 1. 2. 3.

– the biggest one in the Yukon. Whether you’re looking to chill out at on the grass by the river listening to musicians play at the free Gazebo venue, or seek out the additional quirks that Dawson City has to offer, such as a raunchy show at Gertie’s or swigging back a shot with a toe, it has everything you need and more! Good security. I was really happy to see lots of security and police patrolling, making sure everyone was okay. Being able to drink in the main tent and enjoy a dance is really great for a festival atmosphere. Camping areas are alcohol-free and noise-free. Since Dawson has a lot of venues to drink and party, it was great that you could actually sleep at your camp area, as security was prevalent to keep noise and alcohol out. The bad: Distance: 6+ hours of driving on terrible roads makes it the furthest music festival from Whitehorse (and post-festival this is the most difficult drive you will ever undertake being hungover and sleep deprived). No shade! Dawson, with its dry, wide-open, dirt streets and lack of shade, makes it difficult to get

The bonfire gets going at the Paradise Music Festival at Marsh Lake last year out of the endless sun. It would be great if there were more areas to rest midday out of the heat, sun and dirt – particularly at the camping areas. Be prepared because trying to sleep during the day was impossible, and that compounds each day.

Paradise Electronic Music Festival Where: Marsh Lake, Yukon When: July 27 to 29 “Come as you are” has never been truer at a music festival than at Paradise. Whether you want to rave in a onesie or dress in medieval clothing - there’s no judgement, just enjoyment. It’s aesthetically amazing (see “the good”) with so much intricate work on the stage and entire grounds design and an incredible vibe. The good: Hands-down the most amazing aesthetics I’ve ever seen. The whole venue was meticulously staged to make it truly unique. From random decorative chairs in the woods, fairy lights leading you to the venue, personalised signs for everything, a chillout zone built in a decrepit old cabin with comfy chairs, a stage specifically-

made for the event that the volunteer team builds on each summer before the festival, it’s constantly growing…photos can’t do it justice, you need to see it for yourself. For me, electronic music is the music I listen to, so it was great to hear it for a change in the Yukon. The 40-minute trip from downtown to the venue makes this the closest music festival to Whitehorse. There is a free shuttle bus from downtown Whitehorse to the venue and back, to reduce intoxicated driving. It’s a “no glass” event, which means everyone can enjoy dancing barefoot on the dancefloor a.k.a the volcanic ash sand pit. The bad: Not much sleep; the festival stops at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. on both mornings and trying to sleep at the campground while the music is playing is virtually impossible. Camping in general is the attack of the midgies! Be warned: Marsh Lake means marshes, and the bugs in the woods are prevalent. Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

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Fri. May 18 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. May 18 Handle With Care 12:15 pm Family Literacy Centre Lunch and childcare provided, free, an interactive program for parents and children from birth to the age of 6. Call 332-5590 for more information. Fri. May 18 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 info@7thraystudio.com Sat. May 19 Satsang with Sabu 8:30 am Grace Space A morning of Indian chanting, meditation and talks on Vedic philosophy with Sabu Chaitanya. Satsang is free, everyone is welcomed, from everywhere and every ages! Sat. May 19 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat. May 19 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon. May 21 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. May 21 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. May 21 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. May 21 Hospice Walking Group 6:30 pm S.S.Klondike An opportunity to share your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the companionship of others who are grieving. Call or email for more details. 667-7429 info@ hospiceyukon.net Mon. May 21 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 pm 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Meeting every first and third Monday of the Month Tue. May 22 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior

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Enjoying a ‘Skagway Quickie’ No visit to Skagway is complete without checking out this historical bordelloturned-museum, now a popular bar and restaurant— the Red Onion Saloon by Kylie Campbell

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kagway holds its quirky charms with its Klondike-themed buildings and summer staff dressed similar to the time period. It’s no different as you step inside the Red Onion Saloon. The bloodred walls, wooden furniture and old-time music gives the feeling of stepping back in time, with the only indication of modern times at the gift shop. It’s a spring Friday night in Skagway and the town has started to pick up in preparation for the summertime madness of large

cruise ships as 15,000 people descend into the small town. It’s a busy time for locals who often come to Skagway only for the summer, to make their fortune and to experience the taste of living in Alaska. Head Madam, Afton Toler, is in her third season in Skagway and lives in NYC during the winter months. She’s perfectly manicured, as any good madam should be, with her bust stuffed with cash in her Klondike attire. I’ve come down to try one of their brothel

tours and Madam Toler shares some highlighted information. Their popular “Quickie” tour lasts 20 minutes and includes a souvenir garter and a tour of the museum. They also have a two-hour Ghosts & Good Time Girls Walking Tour, which starts in Skagway with a half-hour walk through town and ends at the Red Onion with a champagne toast in the Bombay Room; and they finish them off, as it were, with a museum tour. The Red Onion Saloon was built in 1897 and much of the original building still remains. It was a brothel from 1898 to 1900 and was many other things, such as a telegraph station, a post office, a TV station and even WWII army barracks. Jan Wrentmore bought the Red Onion in 1978 as a gift shop and reopened it in 1980 as the Red Onion Saloon, which it still is today. Madam Toler starts our tour in the bar as we walk upstairs. The quips and dirty innuendos are thoroughly enjoyable as she responds to one tourist, “I like a handsome man who can handle my caboose.”

Stepping into the life of a prostitute in Skagway, Alaska

The customer flushes red and I can see why they recommend patrons be a minimum at least 14 years old for tours and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under 21 years old. She takes us through the history of what it was like to be a prostitute in Skagway in 1898 where there were 15,000 men and 300 prostitutes. Customers would choose a rag doll that represented the girl they wanted, and the bouncer would lie the rag doll on her back for 15 minutes as the customer was taken upstairs. It was $5 for 15 minutes . It was quite an efficient process and many women would turn to the illegal profession because of the money that could be made in comparison to other professions of that time period. We step into the wallpaper room, which has framed pieces of wallpaper that prostitutes chose to decorate their rooms with. Even though the Red Onion was a brothel for just two years, when they stripped the walls in one room there were 18 layers of wallpaper, showing the high turnover. But that makes sense as Skagway was the Gateway to the Klondike. The gold was in Dawson City, so many would move on and move north. Madam Toler runs through many historically famous figures who worked for or visited the Red On-

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Enjoy one of the brothel tours with the lovely and knowledgeable Madam Toler ion during that time. She advises, particularly, that the Red Onion is haunted by Lydia, a prostitute who took her own life when she contracted a venereal disease. The creepily decorated rooms, with their historical artefacts, certainly run chills down your spine. The Quickie tour is over and was thoroughly enjoyable. Madam Toler tells us, “As we say in the Red Onion ... as we’ve said for one-hundred years—please come again!” We head downstairs, admiring photos and artefacts and getting a drink at the bar. The Red Onion Saloon isn’t merely famous as a brothel museum, but is also popular for its pizza and nachos. Tours are run in Skagway between May and September. Check the website for tour dates and times. You can buy your tickets as well at http://redonion1898.com.

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

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