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arcelle Dubé has written the fifth novel of her Mendenhall Mystery Series titled The Forsaken Men. It´s published by the author under her own imprint Falcon Ridge Publishing. Her Mendenhall isn’t a subdivision of Whitehorse, but rather a fictive place in Manitoba. “I chose Manitoba because I lived there for a while and really liked it, so I felt I could incorporate some realistic details and emotions into the story,” Dubé said. Her main character, Mendenhall’s chief of police, Kate Williams, is tired of the long winter and longing for spring. When someone steals a tank of bull semen from a local vet, the mystery begins. She has to investigate a series of thefts and vandalism at a construction site and figure out her relationship with Bert, her exboyfriend. The characters in the book are well-developed; for example, Rob McKell, Kate´s deputy chief, who

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Marcelle Dubé is an award-winning Yukon author who also writes under the pen name of Emma Faraday almost died in a car accident in the last book, is back on-board and helps Kate with investigating. Kate Williams has to overcome some obstacles during the series ... becoming chief of police in a department that didn´t want her, for instance. “She needed to have the resourcefulness to meet those challenges. At the same time, she had to have some flaws or she wouldn’t be believable. I think Kate turned out well. “I like her a lot and it looks like other people like her, too.” Dubé said about her main character, then she adds, “Kate Williams is the kind of smart, strong, capable woman I want to be when I grow up.” Dubé worked as a military police officer for four years in Mani-

toba, so she could use a lot of knowledge from her experience. On top of that, she did research on police work at the RCMP in Whitehorse. “I even got to go on a ride along! The fire marshal and the emergency management planning coordinator both patiently answered all of my hypothetical questions with minimal rolling of the eyes.” Dubé has written 12 novels, mainly mystery, but also science fiction and a book of short stories. Will there be a sixth book in the series? “I have no idea. Honestly, I thought that book four, The Untethered Woman, would be my

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On the Cover The Fireweed Community Market is open for their 2018 season Photo: Erik Pinkerton

What’s Inside KonLit ............................... 2 Didee/Didoo ........................ 3 Seasonal Recipes .................. 4 Fireweed Market .................. 6 Dog Culture ......................... 9 COPA for Kids ..................... 11 Leaping Feats .................... 12

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The Forsaken Men is Marcelle Dubé’s fifth novel in her Mendenhall Mystery Series last, but people really like Kate and her constables. Readers kept asking me what happened next,” Dubé said. Right now, she is working on her second book in the A´lle Chronicles, a science-fiction series. The Forsaken Men is available

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Harold Frost play fiddle for New Year’s dance. Some people came from Ft. McPherson with ski-doos. Everyone had fun at the Father Mouchet Ski Loppet. Rick Nielsen flew some of us out to Crow Flats. Ice went out good and no flooding this year. Trucks are busy hauling gravel from the mountain. Hal and Hector are training dogs for races. Ladies picked lots of rhubarb this spring. Lots of people came to Old Crow for Caribou Days. Air North bring freight and mail every day. Chief and Council had meeting. Bree and Paul got married in July. The boys are building new houses. Robert and his boys went hunting for moose. MLA Pauline Frost came up for a visit.

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The Fireweed Community Market takes place each Thursday from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Shipyards Park

The oval at Shipyards Park hosts unique vendor booths it’s low costs and easy to do.” Executive director Claudia Riveros exBart Bounds and Kate Mechan of Elemental Farms are plained the “organic champions” for locally grown organic food t h r e e - s t e p process for securing a spot at the by Danny Macdonald market. he Fireweed Community Mar“You familiarize yourself with ket launched the 2018 season the rules and guidelines, which are on Thursday May 17 at Shipthere to foster community spirit,” yards Park. The long-running comshe said. “You then become a munity farmers market has grown member of the society, which is over the years into a destination responsible for the Fireweed Marevent each week, as a multitude ket and the 12 Days of Christmas of local farmers, vendors and Market. And then you register your crafters gather to share their booth, which there are various opproducts. According to the Firetions for vendors.” weed Community Market Society Director Katie Young noted that co-chair, Carlie Ferland, it is a real the “try it out” option was how community event that is designed she got involved with her kettle to be as accessible as possible for corn business. Young explained new people wanting to join. that she and her business partner “We really try to maintain a started part way through the 2010 low-risk event to try new prodsummer. They had gone to Dawson ucts,” Ferland said. “So there’s City Music Festival to sell kettle lots of neat things. For vendors, corn and, after seeing success

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and demand, made a decision in July and August to try it out by attending what they could. Her partner flew for work, so they couldn’t make it all the time. “We were hooked in by being able to drop in and see if it worked,” Young said. “She was busy with work, so she sold to me and I was able to get ready for the next summer.” That model has succeeded and has encouraged a diverse range of products to be shared each summer. As of early May, there were already 35 to 40 vendors registered for the market, and Riveros noted that many of the regular vendors had still not signed up. “For booth space, about 25 per cent are new,” she said. “We have about 150 members who are all vendors, so I expect a mad dash to sign up.” While originally conceived as a farmers market by founders Tom and Simone Rudge, the event has grown to host a very creative mix of products. Some of the more unique that have appeared over the years include smoothies that are made by riding a bike, clocks made out of popsicle sticks, refurbished axe handles by St. Elias Axes, and locally foraged spice mixes to get that Yukon flavouring in your next meal. Riveros noted that people are often pitching an idea they’ve seen elsewhere, that hasn’t been done in the Yukon yet. They have an interest to make something they’ve seen at a farmers market down south and bring it here, she explained. In addition to the crafters, the

PHOTOS: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society event stays true to its farmer market roots and locally grown and raised products. It’s not uncommon to find these making their way into some of the food vendors offerings. In fact, the market society will be encouraging this cooperation, according to Ferland. “There will be a sandwich board by each food vendor, listing what local food is being used,” she explained. That local sourcing goes a long way towards the spirit of the market. They believe in a reduced impact with local sourcing and community support. Riveros noted that the essence of their mandate is to be local and to have valueadded products that are grown, raised, harvested or crafted. That spirit made partnering with Zero Waste Yukon a natural step and Riveros explained that they made a presentation at the recent conference. “We shared our initiative to become zero waste in the future,” she said. “We are working with Zero Waste Yukon and tracking how well we sort. We’re auditing. “We are also sorting better in our office. It’s a priority, and we’re working with vendors to identify zero waste compostable alternatives and providing incentives to use.” The market is quickly growing. When they first moved to Shipyards Park, the market was located in the parking lot. It has since moved to the oval and has plenty of space to expand out the back, into the park. However, that growth hasn’t come without challenges that they

are working to resolve. New vendors and expansion are putting a strain on the access to power for those looking to use it on-site. “We do have problems with access to electricity,” Riveros said. “We’ve been asking vendors for feedback and identified it as a challenge to address. They want reliable access to electricity.” The society just recently held their Annual General Meeting and the same eight board members and executive director are returning for the second year in a row. They meet monthly to plan and organize the markets and are always looking for more volunteers. The society generates just over half of their operating revenue through memberships and market booth rentals, but the long term support from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program provides 30 per cent of their operating costs. According to Riveros, they continue to explore ways to cover the remaining funding need to deliver our flagship markets this year. For more information, visit their website, fireweedmarket.ca, or contact the Fireweed Community Market by phone at 333-2255 or email at info@fireweedmarket.ca.

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Daily, Monday to Friday, Arts in the Park presents Visual Artists; Jona Barr May 22-25, Helen O’Connor May 28 to June 1. Musicyukon.com for more info. 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 Sun. May 27 Art Exhibition: A “Drift of Swans” Hear Again, Gone Again by Astrid Kruse Yukon Artists at Work Gallery 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.

Wed. May 30 Jazz On the Deck 7:00 pm Café Balzam Wed. May 30 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed. May 30 Remy Rodden plays Arts in the Park, Noon - 1 pm More info. Musicyukon.com Wed. May 30 Northern Allowance plays Arts in the Park, evening show at 7:00 pm More info. Musicyukon. com

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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. 667-4080 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 Open Conversations: Opera 5:00 pm The Social House We want to hear from you about what you’re looking for, and how we can create spaces for Wed. 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May 23 Paradise EMF Volunteer Meeting 7:00 pm Rotary Peace Park Meet with our festival organizers Johnston 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn under the structure. Thu. May 24 Ginger Jam 8:00 pm Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars Wed. May 23 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and Wed. May 23 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in performers. the Boiler Room Thu. May 24 Jack Straw 8:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub Thu. May 24 Make it in May 10:00 am Arts Underground & Grill The craft and ceramic studio is available for artists to Thu. May 24 Yukon Jack Live 9:30 pm Jarvis Street drop-in and create during our office hours. 667-4080 Saloon Thu. May 24 Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Thu. May 24 Kate Weekes plays Arts in the Park, Market 3:00 pm Shipyards Park Local produce, baked Noon - 1 pm More info. Musicyukon.com goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted Fri. 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May 25 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm francophonie A special HIMALAYA themed evening, show your love of travel and mountains with other likeTown & Mountain Hotel minded people! Email info@layukonnaise.com for more Fri. May 25 Swamp Sex Robots and Clairvoyant information. Felicities 9:00 pm The Social House Thu. May 24 Chess Corner 6:30 pm Yukon College Fri. May 25 to Sat. May 26 Peggy Hanifan & Special Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, Guest Friends 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone Fri. May 25 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Room Thu. May 24 Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance 6:30 Sat. May 26 Paris Pick & The Pricks 7:30 pm The Cut pm Icycle Sports No previous experience needed, bring Off Restaurant your own bike, work space and tools provided. Register Sat. May 26 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler online. Room Sat. May 26 to Sun. 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Tuesdays and Thursdays Beginner Tennis Program (Ages 5-7) 5:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Register online or by sending an email to tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com. Wed. May 23 Baby Talk Session: Immunizations 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. May 23 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 6688698 for more details. Wed. May 23 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Thu. May 24 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. May 24 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 24 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. Thu. May 24 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 24 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 24 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 25 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fri. May 25 Mommy Barre 1:00 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. . Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri. May 25 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 26 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 26 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 26 Magnificent Monologues 10:00 am The Guild Hall Two day workshop where students examine previously written monologues. For ages 12-16, to register email ytguildhall@gmail.com. Sat. May 26 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Family Day 1:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Traditional Games, Storytelling, Elders Present. Meals provided with refreshments. All ages welcome. Location changes call 633-7688 for details. Sat. May 26 Summer Season Kick Off BBQ and Planes! 11:00 am Yukon Transportation Museum 6684792 See the Beech in our compound, and go for an airplane ride, and a big BBQ. Sat. May 26 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 27 Pauper Magic Tournament 1:00 pm Titan Gaming Cafe Pauper is a fun, affordable format where you can use cards from any Magic set going right back to the very first set! 60 card decks, 15 card sideboard. Mon. May 28 Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 667-5239 for more information. Mon. May 28 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 29 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 pm Titan Daily, Mondays to Fridays - Learning Together Program Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. 9:00 am at both Hidden Valley School and Selkirk Tue. May 29 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Elementary School. Free drop-in program: playtime, group snack, circle time, craft time. Caregivers learn how Whitehorse Public Library Free, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need to support children’s learning at home. assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Daily Weekdays except Thursdays Community AfterTue. May 29 Spring Rock Climbing Club 6:00 pm School Sports Program 3:30 pm Canada Games Shipyards Park No experience necessary, Ages 8-14 Centre Mondays.and Fridays Arctic Sports -Tuesdays. Lacross -Wednesday. Handgames -FREE meal provided and parents are welcome to join. Sign up today by email !equinox@equinoxyukon.com or call 334-3725 on Fridays. Tue. May 29 Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Mondays and Wednesdays Beginner Tennis Program Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email (Ages 8-12) 4:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Recreation info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 Centre Register online or by sending an email to participants, arrive early. tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com. Wed. May 30 Baby Talk Session: Nutrition 1:15 pm Mondays and Wednesdays Intermediate Tennis Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform Program (Ages 8-12) 5:00 pm Mount MacIntyre and discuss topics related to the health and concerns Recreation Centre Register online or by sending an you may have as your baby reaches milestones. email to tennisyukoncarly@gmail.com. andreaclogan@gmail.com Sat. May 26 Make Your Own Vertical Herb Planter 10:00 am YuKonstruct Makerspace Learn skills, training and supervision while you create your vertical garden planter from scratch. All materials provided. Register online. Sat. May 26 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 26 Community Clean Up and Picnic 11:00 am Whitehorse, Yukon Play Ground on Pine Street. The cleanup will be followed by a complimentary picnic at 12:30 at the same place. Sat. May 26 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday Member and non-members welcome. Sun. May 27 Introduction to Stone Setting - Jewellery 12:00 pm Arts Underground 4 hour course provides the fundamental techniques for the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry. No previous experience required! To register call 667-4080. Sun. May 27 6th Annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History 12:00 pm Rotary Peace Park Registration starts at noon, and our walk around the Millennium Trail starts at 1:00pm, with food and fun to follow! Email for more information. Sun. May 27 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 27 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 28 Mental Health Works - Core 8:30 am Mental Health Association Yukon Build mental health awareness, this workshop is suitable for both employers and employees. To register call MHAY at 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com Mon. May 28 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. May 28 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 28 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. May 28 Suspension Service (Module 1) 6:30 pm Icycle Sports Some previous experience recommended, bring your own bike, work space and tools provided. Register online. Tue. May 29 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 29 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 pm Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Wed. May 30 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 30 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. May 30 Midday Church Service 12:15 pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, refocus. Music, silence, readings. Wed. May 30 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 30 The Alpha Course 6:30 pm Yukon Bible Fellowship Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe. Call 668-5689 or email mail@ yukonbiblefellowship.com for more information. Wed. May 30 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. May 30 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

KIDS & FAMILIES

Wed. May 30 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed. May 23 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. May 23 Yukon Quest - YQIA AGM 5:30 pm Kwanlin Dun First Nation Call 668-4711 for more information. All welcome. Wed. May 23 Yukon Art Society’s AGM 6:00 pm Arts Underground Come and meet the current board, hear what we were up to this past year and consider joining us. Give us a call at 667-4080 for more info. Thu. May 24 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 pm Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. May 24 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. May 24 Legion General Meetings 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Sat. May 26 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. May 29 LDAY Centre for Learning AGM 7:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Everyone welcome to celebrate learners and educators! Call 668-5167 for more details. Tue. May 29 Humane Society Yukon AGM 7:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library Wed. May 30 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. May 30 SPYA Social & AGM 5:30 pm (co) space coworking space` A networking social where members will have a chance to connect while enjoying refreshments and snacks. Review membership fees, elect directors, approve the financial statements for the year. Email executivedirector@spya.ca for more info. 456 2978

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

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May 23, 2018 CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE MAY 22

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Boys and Girls Club of Yukon What:

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

Free Teen Drop In Ages 11 to 18 When: Tuesdays Free snackto Saturdays and meal

Repas festif gratuit et tirage de prix Prestation musicale du groupe Lucie D et les immortels

Vendredi 25 mai, 17 h Old Fire Hall

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3 PM to 9 PM

Where: When: 306A Alexander Street Wednesdays Saturdays Look for the bigtogreen door! 3 PM to 9 PM 2018 Summer Camps 8 weeks of camps, June 11 to August 17 Ages 6 - 11

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

MAKERS BUILD NIGHT MAY 25 To register for any ofons these courses Exhibi� visit Arts Underground or >> in thecall Yukon Art Society Gallery: 867-667-4080. THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS For more info visit “How Does it Felt” www.artsunderground.ca Exhibi�on closes December 1st, 2012

>> in the TO Hougen Heritage Gallery: INTRO STONE SETTING YUKON ARCHIVES With Shelley Claude

Archival Sunday Gold: Favourites from the Vault May 27th, Exhibi� on closes –January 26, 2013 12:00pm 4:00pm

$150 +gst, all supplies included

Open Studio Ages 14+Sessions >> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions << SOLAR FAST DYEING Sundays from 2:30 to 6pm With $5 Rebekah per hourSenko

Monday June 4, >> Acrylic Pain�ng Open Studio << 1:00pm – 4:00pm with Graham $90+gst, allNeil supplies included every first and third Wednesday of Ages 14+ each month 7 to 9pm $10 per 2 hour session NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S

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$75+gst, all supplies included Ages 14+

Ph. (867) 393-2824

SOLAR FAST DYEING

Wednesday June 6th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

With Rebekah Senko Saturday June 9th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

MAKE YOUR OWN VERTICAL HERB PLANTER MAY 26-27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + LASER CUTTING + PROGRAMMING MAY 27 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATIONS MAY 29, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM WOODSHOP ORIENTATION MAY 29 ALL REGULAR EVENTS 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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May 30th – June 3rd 2018 Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival Kiac.ca/printfest Tuesday, June 12th Steve Gunn In the KIAC Ballroom

EDUCATION & OUTREACH May 27th & 28th Hand Embroidery Basics With Jody Beaumont $55 or $50 for KIAC Members All materials included

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

$90+gst, all supplies included Ages 14+

OPEN STUDIOS MAKE IT IN MAY May 1st – 31st, during office hours

$120 for entire month Ceramic and art studio space open to the public Ages 14+

CERAMICS DROP-IN 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

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).

$5/hour (cash only) Nude model will be present Ages 19+

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

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

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JUNE 5, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LIFE DRAWING DROP-INS Sunday June 3rd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Sunday June 10th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Trips start at 11 am. Please arrive by 10:45am. Cost: $185 per person. $155/person with a group of six or more. For larger groups please inquire. The Tutshi is one exciting ride, but it is not for everybody. It is hard to stop in the canyon, and “The Drops” are steep. There will be an option to walk all “The Drops” if you feel uncomfortable rafting them.

Trips start at 11 am. Arrive at 10 am (no later than 10:30). Cost: $145 per person includes lunch plus all necessary padding equipment. The Tatshenshini is perfect for the whole family. This exciting class III/IV river runs through beautiful scenery. We can cater the excitement level based on how we rig the raft and how we run the river. This allows us to take guests that are just 6 years old, or have a rowdy day on the river.

Daily from May – August

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Liard River

One of the best whitewater day trips in the world! We run the thrilling Liard River on the long weekends in May or September. Big water with Grade IV rapids, huge waves and hot springs. We paddle famous rapids such as Cranberry, Mountain Portage, Whirlpool Canyon and Portage Brule. We will stop at the riverside Portage Brule Hot Springs.

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Rafting Trips in Haines Pass Area Tatshenshini River • • • •

Day rafting trip fun for everybody. Visit day trips. Cost: $135 per person. Ask for group rates. Best: June to late August. Difficulty: Easy.

Bear Flat to Dalton Post

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Photo: Michael MacLean

EVERYBODY’S WORKING FOR THESE WEEKENDS

PRINT & PUBLISHING FESTIVAL MAY 30 - JUNE 3

Literary and visual arts collide with a program of readings, performances, workshops, and collaborative projects! DawsonPrintFestival.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekend on the Wing Commissioner’s Klondike Tea & Ball Cover Me Badd Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson Race Aboriginal Day Celebrations

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Fri, June 1st An Evening of Readings, Storytelling, and Performances at the Palace Grand Theatre with host Laurel Parry, Carleigh Baker, Ivan Coyote, John K. Samson, and Christine Fellows. Tickets available at KIAC (867 993 5005)

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Tours and transportation, Fly and Ride Packages, freight services. Scheduled bus to Whitehorse begins May 17. Come by and say hello on Gold Show weekend! Visit our website or call (867)993-3821

Klondike Kate's Cabins & Restaurant

Stay with us while in Dawson City! Enjoy the privacy of your own cabin where rustic elegance meets modern comfort! Eat delicious food at our restaurant; inside or on our great patio.

Downtown Hotel

Welcome to the Downtown Hotel, combining newly renovated rooms with Klondike atmosphere. Dine at Jack London Grill with summer patio and visit the Sourdough Saloon, home of the “Sourtoe Cocktail” “Home of the Sourtoe Cocktail”

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Great River Air

We operate fixed-wing aircraft on demand for flight-seeing tours of the Tombstone Mountains or Dawson Goldfields. Custom tours are available. Call 867-993-4359 to inquire or book

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Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and Gift Shop. Open Monday to Saturday. Stories of long ago and stories of today.

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All Northern. All Fun.

Planes, burgers and pianos

PHOTO: John Faulkner

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, the Yukon Transportation Museum and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Yukon are partnering on this year’s Spring Warm Up Barbeque for food and free plane rides on May 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. by Danny Macdonald first product and, against all odds, was successful.” The plane could reach speeds of 200 mph, which matched the top speeds of military planes of the era. In addition, children aged eight to seventeen will be able to go for a free flight between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This event is a national annual program, COPA for Kids, that is intended to increase interest in aviation amongst children. “There is a pilot shortage and it’s good to get kids exposure,” Falkner ex-

PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Transportation Museum

The Yukon Transportation Museum’s Spring Warm Up Barbeque is a chance to enjoy the nice weather, eat free burgers and hotdogs and check out their displays

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forward than the upper wings. Faulkner’s plane was restored by the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin in the 1990s. He has always had an interest in antique, golden-era aircraft. “It’s a pretty cool, old machine built in 1943,” Faulkner said. “It was built for the U.S. Navy as a VIP transport. “During the Depression, Walter Beech felt that the world needed a fast corporate transport, like Learjet now, and he formed the Beech Aircraft Company in the 1930s. The Staggerwing was the

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he Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) regional branch, Flight 106, is holding a free kids event on May 26 at the same time that the Yukon Transportation Museum and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Yukon are hosting the annual Spring Warm Up Barbeque. As part of the event, Flight 106 pilot member John Faulkner will display his rare Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. A Staggerwing is a biplane named because of an atypical negative wing design. The lower wings are staggered farther

John Faulkner’s Cessna 185 float plane will be used to give rides on May 26 p

The Beech Staggerwing was built as a corporate high speed transport u plained. “It used to be tough to break-in, but the industry is now crying out for pilots. “It’s good with Alkan [Air] set up to train people.” The free flights will depart from Alkan Air, and Faulkner encourages all participants to sign up in advance. “The biggest thing is to pre-register,” Faulkner said. “Kids have to have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver.” Rules and waivers can be found on the Transportation Museum website, https://goytm.ca/event/ summer-kick-off-bbq. The Transportation Museum has been hosting an annual spring barbecue for several years. It provides them an opportunity to highlight their summer season programming. This year’s new exhibits include Paul Cyr Loved Cats (sharing Cyr’s work on Caterpillar equipment) and the 100-Year Anniversary of the Sinking of the

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SS Princess Sophia, as well as a Donna’s Kaffee Klatsch every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The barbecue will feature Grant Simpson on the museum’s Whitehorse Street Piano, and the Beringia Centre will be providing sweets. For more information on the event, call the Yukon Transportation Museum at 867-668-4792 or visit their website. For more information on the COPA for Kids national program, visit their website, https://copanational.org/ en/copa-for-kids.

Danny Macdonald is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. He is a lifelong Yukoner, who is active in sports, community organizations and the Yukon’s events scene.

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ACTIVE FUN

Just dance

SUMMER CAMPS!

Tennis & Soccer Camp $300 June 25-29 July 3-July 6 (Ages 9-12, $240) July 23-27 July 30-August 3 August 6-10 & August 13-17 9 am - 4:30 pm • 3 hours of tennis instruction • 2.5 hours of soccer instruction • 1 hour of oudoor activity

* Racquets/Soccer equipment available * Bring your own hat, snack, lunch, water bottle

Tennis & Golf Camp July 30-August 3 August 6-10 9 am - 4:30 pm • 3 hours of tennis instruction • 2.5 hours of golf instruction • 1 hour of oudoor activity

$300

* Racquets/Golf equipment available * Bring your own hat, snack, lunch, water bottle Spring Tennis Programs May 8-June 9

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Leaping Feats students prepare a spectacle for the end of the school year from May 31 to June 3 by Manus Hopkins

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Students at Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks and the Heart of Riverdale are hard at work readying their material for a spectacular year-end performance

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he end of the school year is always an exciting time, but students of Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks and the Heart of Riverdale have something else to look forward to in addition to being free from teachers and homework. The upcoming edition of Leaping Feats’ annual year-end dance show, Dancing Through Life 2018, will be taking place over four nights, with one show per day from May 31 until June 3. There will be some variations between each show, but all four will feature this year’s graduating students, as is tradition in the Dancing Through Life performances. There is a sense of community that has been built amongst the dancers who have shared rehearsal spaces and stages for years. The Dancing Through Life show, while it is a celebration of how far the students have come and what they’ve accomplished, is also a bittersweet occasion, as many of them will be dancing together for the last time. “I’ve been dancing with most of the girls I’m graduating with since the beginning and formed some unbreakable friendships,” says Yovana Cooper, a grade 12 student who has been dancing

since she was three years old. “It hasn’t really hit me yet that we’ll all be doing different things next year and going in all different directions.” Preparations for this show go back all the way to last November when the dances began being choreographed. The process of putting together such a spectacle is a very busy and involved one, according to some of the dancers. Maeve McManus is another grad student who will be featured in this year’s performances. “There are hundreds of people involved in all four shows, including our dance teachers, the dancers and our parents,” says McManus. “For the ballet production, our teacher Sachi handmade the costumes, so a lot of work was put into that aspect as well.” Dancing Through Life 2018 will showcase productions of the BFG, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Big Chances in the Big Apple. The students of Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks and the Heart of Riverdale have been working diligently and restlessly preparing to make this year’s string of shows unique, captivat-

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ing and unforgettable. The first show is on Thursday May 31 at 7 p.m., followed by another evening performance on Friday June 1, also at 7 p.m. Saturday June 2 will have an afternoon show at 1 p.m. and the final performance will be on Sunday June 3 at 5 p.m. The shows will take place at the Yukon Arts Centre. Students from all grades will take part in the four shows, and a variety of dance types, ranging from ballet to breakdance will be presented. Dancing Through Life events typically have very high attendance rates, so people who want to attend are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible so they don’t miss out. Tickets have been on sale since May 1 and can be purchased at www.yukontickets.com. For more information and additional updates, check out the Facebook event, Dancing Through Life 2018.

Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorse- and Toronto-based journalism student and musician.

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Fishing with children

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Where and How

with Larry Leigh

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he first rule is that it has to be fun or it will fail. Yukon has a long-running pothole lake fish stocking program. There are 18 of these lakes and six or seven of them are in or near Whitehorse. Others are within a 2-hour drive. These lakes are stocked on a scheduled basis and depending on the lake, the fish are Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char or Kokanee Salmon (freshwater sockeye). A stocked lake publication is available at any Department of Environment office or by Googling “Yukon stocked lakes.” Included are lake location maps, info on the fish and tips to make it a successful outing. At many of these lakes, you can drive right to the water. Some lakes are a bit ornery to fish from shore except in a few spots. Hidden Lakes in Whitehorse are included as they were created when the Whitehorse dam was built in 1955, so they are flooded forest areas with the trees still standing under the lake surface. These lakes are best fished using a canoe, small boat or winter icefishing (which can last into April). Other than stocked lakes, there are a number of other nearby spots that are productive. The Yukon River in Whitehorse has a number of species, but Arctic grayling are abundant and not hard to catch. Small flies or spinners seem to work best. Being right in town, fishing can be a couple of hours in the afternoon or even after supper. Try the pools behind the fish hatchery or the point off the Millenium Trail reached by the skateboard park. The straight river section off Wickstrom Road near the hospital is productive.

Part 2 with small lures, spinners or flies. A very productive method especially for youngsters who cannot cast a line yet, is Powerbait, which comes in a small jar, in various flavours, shapes and as a paste. Simple to use, the rig is a sinker at the end of the line and a dropper hook (6” to 8”) 3 to 4 feet up the line. You might have to cast for the child, but after the sinker is on the bottom, reel in some line to keep the hook off the bottom (Powerbait floats, which helps.) Grayling like little black flies all year. A split shot a foot above the fly and a float or bobber 5 to 6 feet above that. It is cast out and retrieved slowly. You do the casting and they do the reeling. It’s up to you to make it fun.

Larry Leigh recommends trying along the Millenium Trail in the pools behind the fish hatchery where John Pan (left) and Brendan Preston are fishing, here without children

PHOTO: Danny Macdonald Pump-house Lake and McIntyre Creek alongside the Fish Lake Road are home to rainbow trout and Arctic char. Not very far south out of town is the Lewes River bridge. This area has pike, grayling and whitefish and is easily fished from shore. Try the small point on the Marsh Lake side of the bridge or the north side of the bridge again on the Marsh Lake side. Whitefish are frequently caught on the downstream side of the boat lock by the dam. A little further south is the Johnson’s Crossing Bridge over the Teslin River. There is open space

to fish from shore on both sides of the river on the downstream side of the bridge. Arctic grayling are abundant and available all year as

long as the area isn’t frozen over, which happens occasionally, but only temporarily. Stocked lakes can be fished

Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.

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n this year’s cover of NorthwesTel’s 2018/19 phone directory is Gabrielle Watts’ sensational painting, Mount Lorne From Above. Watts has always been intrigued by the majesty of Mount Lorne, so she produced a landscape painting inspired by it especially for the annual NorthwesTel Directory Cover Art Competition. Watts was also the winner of the 2011/12 NorthwesTel competition with her painting Yukon River Valley and has come to be a renowned local artist who continues to pursue and share her passion as a member of the Yukon Art Society. A Whitehorse resident for just about 24 years now, Watts considers the Yukon home and continues to be fascinated by the beauty of its landscapes. “There are not too many places like this, elsewhere,” she states before explaining what peaked her creativity to paint Mount Lorne from Above. “On flights in and out of the Yukon, I am always taking pictures from the air.” On a clear winter day, in January, Watts captured this particular shot of Mount Lorne. The sun was low, she described, which gave the snow a warm, glowing colour while also forming long,

dark shadows in the valleys. She took the photograph, which she used as a vision for this year’s submitted piece, in 2013, and found it fitting to recreate it in just four short days for the annual NorthwesTel competition. Watts is a self-taught artist who took an interest in art at a young age; however, she only started to pursue it after she came to the Yukon. Never having taken a lesson, one day she decided to put paintbrush to canvas to see how she would do. Painting landscapes is what Watts has come to enjoy most, as she looks for scenes that have something unique about them, something eye grabbing that sparks the inspiration to create. For Watts, painting is a form of relaxation that takes her into another world. Watts feels that she is not a prolific painter , but paints only when she feels the need to do something creative. “I have a pile of pictures that I know will make good paintings ... I look to those for inspiration,” she shares. Watts believes that some people are born with the desire to create art, as it is ingrained inside them, but also believes that life experience has a huge influence as it leads people in certain directions. Throughout her life,

she has had the opportunity to live in and travel to many different places around the world. Exposure to diverse cultures, along with the ability to visit art galleries and museums, further familiarized her with the world of art and has contributed to her art career. Watts expressed how extremely excited and honoured she is to have won the NorthwesTel Directory Cover Art Competition for a second time. “I am really humbled to have been chosen again.” Gabrielle Watts is a member of the Yukon Art Society and has participated in several collaborative art showcases over the years. In 2019, Watts, along with a group of women, is hoping to do another show to display her work. So make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for a collective art showcase featuring Gabrielle Watts, early next year. Odessa Beatty is a writer at What’s Up Yukon. She is currently a student at McGill University however was born and raised in the Yukon. She is passionate about arts, and culture. Watch for her performing high kicks at the Klondike Follies this summer!

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Are you ready for a good time? Love country rock? by Ted Lambert

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n June 23 Teslin will again be hosting an electrifying country-rock concert called Teslin Rocks Country, featuring a slate of excellent contemporary Canadian country artists. Headlining the show will be two artists from from British Columbia: Aaron Pritchett and The Washboard Union. Aaron Pritchett’s reputation as a solid and well-known country artist in Canada spans over 20 years. Hailing from Gabriola Island/Nanaimo, Pritchett has played to sell-out shows throughout Canada, is an avid fan of hockey, a tireless contributor to many charitable causes and has a special place in his heart for small communities across Canada, having himself come from a small northern British Columbia town. Pritchett is no stranger to the Yukon. He attended the first Teslin Rocks Country in 2016 and also attended the West Coast Music Awards in 2011. While here in 2011, he heard about two students who suffered severe injuries in a bonfire accident. Pritchett immediately offered to do a concert for free and performed at Porter Creek Secondary School. “I’m very excited about coming back to Teslin to do another show,” Pritchett said when asked about the return engagement. “The last one in 2016 was a great time.” Pritchett has won multiple

The Teslin Rocks Country concert on June 23 features award-winning headliners Aaron Pritchett and The Washboard Union music awards, including the 2016 B.C. Country Music Awards’ Single of the Year and Video of the Year for “Dirt Road in ‘Em,” which is from his 2016 album The Score. The Score was also nominated for a Juno for Best Country Album. It debuted in the top spot of the Canadian country music charts, and the singles “VW Bus”, “When a Momma’s Boy Meets a Daddy’s Girl” and “Out of the Blue” all were Award-winning country musician Aaron Pritchett in the top 20. makes a return visit to Teslin for this year’s concert His hit song “Hold My Beer” from his 2006 album Big Wheel continues to be played on song lists, The Washboard Union is a must-have group for and is almost an anthem major country music festivals and concerts in his concerts. Check out Pritchett’s music videos online at www. Aaron-Pritchett.com. The Washboard Union, who are based in Vancouver, have become a must -ave act for major festivals and concerts in Canada. Winning multiple music industry awards over the past couple years, they are quickly becoming one of the most recognized country artists in Canada today. They have taken Canada by storm, PHOTOS: courtesy of Teslin Rocks Country performing in 40 to 50

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festivals and concerts, in addition to radio guest appearances, including performing their hit “Shine” on center stage at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards. Their most recent releases “Shine” and “What We’re Made Of” have become ever popular themes in their concerts. The Teslin Rocks Country event will be their first show in the Yukon. “It’s our first time in the Yukon, and we are very excited to come to Teslin, in the Teslin Arena, in the Land of the Midnight Sun,” the band said in a video for the show. Country music fans in western Canada had a chance to catch them live earlier this year, as they opened for the American band Old Dominion’s tour through Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in February, and are heading out across Canada again this spring and summer, with dates in Ontario and Quebec in August. Check out the video for their

song “What We’re Made Of” on their website at www.TheWashboardUnion.com. Rounding out the show will be Jordan Aaron, an up-and coming country musician from Vancouver; Mussell and the Flex, a novel rock and country cover band from Victoria; and Whitehorse singer-songwriter Roger Gabriel, who performed in the first Teslin Rocks Country in 2016. We are excited to be hosting this event, which will mark only the second time in a number of years that Teslin has held a musical event, and will certainly be as notable as Teslin Rocks Country 2016 was. We are looking forward to once again putting on a premium concert in Teslin. The Teslin Rocks Country event takes place on Saturday, June 23 at the Teslin Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available in Teslin at the Nisutlin Bay Trading Post, and in Whitehorse, tickets are available at Dean’s Strings, Big Bear Off-Sales, and Whiskey Jacks Off-Sales. To learn more about the artists and for concert details go to TeslinRocksCountry.com. For more information call 867-334-8486 or send an email to tblambert7@gmail.com. Get yer’ boots on!!! Ted Lambert is the Teslin Rocks Country concert producer.


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Riverside rave

by Danny Macdonald

Summer dancing is on its way to the Whitehorse Wharf on Front Street beginning May 31 at 5 p.m.

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he Yukon Arts Centre and Paradise Music Festival are partnering to bring a new spring concert series to the Whitehorse Wharf on Front Street at the end of Main. Beginning on May 31 at 5 p.m., guest DJs will perform, providing a summer dance floor for Yukon families and dance music fans alike. The collaboration has been developed by Kasey-Rae Anderson, who is the wharf coordinator for the Yukon Arts Centre, and Kevin Jack (a.k.a. DJKJ), who is the president of the Paradise Music Festival. The two see it as an opportunity to showcase the electronic music scene that has returned to Whitehorse over the past few years. “[The Yukon Arts Centre] knew that there has been a lot of electronic dance music (EDM) DJs in the local bars,” said Anderson. “I reached out to Kevin because he has a pulse on the DJ scene. Paradise has done the booking. “We wanted to do something for the electronic music scene that’s happening.” Jack, who has been a DJ performing in the territory for 18 years, sees it as a great opportunity to develop partnerships that haven’t always existed

PHOTO: Alex Jegier in the past. “It’s a really good bridge for the Yukon Arts Centre and Paradise to partner,” Jack explained. “Hopefully we can build it further and look at bringing up some bigger acts.” The Whitehorse Wharf is part of the Yukon Arts Centre’s Old Fire Hall management, and Anderson says that while it has been used for public events for the past few years, this will be the first programming done by Paradise. As a public space, the wharf shows will be open to anyone who wants to attend. The two groups hope that it will share EDM with people who haven’t had a chance

Kevin Jack (DJKJ) is the president of the Paradise Music Festival and will DJ the first performance on the wharf to experience it before. “It’s a chance to highlight the electronic scene,” said Jack. “Like any genre, it goes in and out of style. [EDM] has been making a comeback the past three years.” Jack will partner with Sean Sluggett (a.k.a. DJ Purple Teeth) for the first show.The duo will be performing summer-friendly, happy tunes in the ghetto funk genre. Ghetto funk is a newer sub-genre of EDM and is a mix of

older tunes, like Michael Jackson or old-school hip hop, that are remastered for the electronic dance floor. “When people think of electronic music they often think of Ibiza or Burning Man dance floors with a crazy 180 beats per minute,” Jack explained. “There’s a whole bunch of different types and it’s a real chance to show the diversity and our diverse group of artists.” The event is targeted for anyone, including EDM enthusiasts or families who want to come out and have a good time dancing. Jack saw an appetite for family dancing at the recent Type 1 diabetes conference where Paradise partnered with the Yukon T1D Support Network to put on a con-

cert. The event had a family portion from 7 to 9 p.m. that was well received. “We had good feedback,” said Jack. “We had people saying ‘Thanks for putting on a show we can bring our families to.’” For more information, check out the Electronic Summer Series Facebook event, or call the Old Fire Hall at 867-668-3473.

Danny Macdonald is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. He is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and the Yukon’s events scene.

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More than 60 students from throughout these Yukon and Atlin schools participated in the 2018 Yukon Stikine Regional Heritage Fair: Atlin Community School (ACS) Del Van Gorder School (DVGS) Elijah Smith Elementary (ESE) Eliza Van Bibber School (EVBS) École Whitehorse Elementary School (EWES) Hidden Valley School (HVS) Jack Hulland Elementary School (JHES) Robert Service School (RSS) St. Elias Community School (SECS) Takhini Elementary School (TES) Tantalus School (TS)

2018 Award Winners History Hunter Award

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Dylan Charlie, Grade 4, ESES Johnton’s Store Best Research and Writing Award Rjan Tumamang, Sydney Sinclair, and Leah McLean, Grade 5, EWES How have Girl Guides Evolved? Oral History Award

Ruby Klein & Hailey Loblaw, Grade 4, HVS Coast Salish Best Graphic Design Dylan Charlie, Grade 4, ESES Johnton’s Store Yukon Heritage Award:

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Colin Etzel, Grade 4, DVGS The Mountain of Everything Genealogy Award

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Joby Clunies-Ross, Grade 7, SECS Small Man, Big Heart First Nation History & Culture Award Prezley Jobin, Grade 4, ESES Who is May Brodhagen?

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Grade 4 1st Place: Dylan Charlie, ESES Johnston’s Store 2nd Place: Fynley Willier, ESES Who is my Kookum? 3rd Place: Prezley Jobin, ESES Who is May Brodhagen? Grade 5-6 1st Place: Cadence Hartland and Sophie Gagne, HVS Immigration Boom 2nd Place: Rjan Tumamang, Sydney Sinclair, and Leah McLean, Grade 5, EWES How have Girl Guides Evolved? 3rd Place: Kate Roske, HVS How horses helped develop Canada

Grades 7-8 1st Place: Joby Clunies-Ross, SECS Small Man, Big Heart 2nd Place: Marshall Boss, SECS The Best Years of Skookum Jim’s Life 3rd Place: Lydia Grantham, SECS The Life of David Morrison Parks Canada Peoples’ Choice Awards Grade 4: Dylan Charlie, ESES Johnston’s Store Grade 5-6: Rjan Tumamang, Sydney Sinclair, and Leah McLean, EWES How have Girl Guides Evolved? Grade 7-8: RJ Cleland, James Taylor, Jamie Beausejour, and Zach Everitt, RSS Vimy Ridge


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School Council Elections List of School Council Members

Élections des conseils scolaires – Liste des membres des conseils scolaires

Voting was required and took place on Monday, May 7, 2O18 in the attendance areas of Tantalus School (Carmacks) (#1), J. V. Clark School (Mayo) (#6) and Watson Lake Schools (#11); and Christ the King Elementary School (#8), Vanier Catholic Secondary School (#9) and Grey Mountain Primary School (#12) (Whitehorse).

Il a été nécessaire de tenir un scrutin, qui s’est déroulé le lundi 7 mai 2O18 pour les zones de fréquentation suivantes : École Tantalus (Carmacks) [n° 1], École J.-V.-Clark (Mayo) [n° 6], écoles de Watson Lake [n° 11], École élémentaire Christ the King [n° 8], École secondaire catholique Vanier [n° 9] et École primaire Grey Mountain [n° 12] (Whitehorse).

There were no nomination papers filed in the St. Elias Community School attendance area (Haines Junction) (#4).

Aucune déclaration de candidature n’a été présentée dans la zone de fréquentation (no4) de l’École St. Elias, à Haines Junction.

Names of school council members elected in 25 attendance areas, by voting or acclamation, appear below. Members will serve a two-year term, beginning with the school opening date in 2018 to the day preceding the school opening date in 2020.

Les noms des membres des conseils scolaires à avoir été élus, à l’issue d’un scrutin ou par acclamation, dans 25 zones de fréquentation figurent ci-dessous. Les membres élus remplissent un mandat de deux ans, et ce, à compter de la date de la rentrée scolaire 2018 et jusqu’au jour qui précède la date de la rentrée scolaire 2020.

Attendance Area /Zone de fréquentation ( Number of Members to be Elected/Nombre de conseillers à élire ) Candidate Name and address/ Nom et adresse des candidats #1 Tantalus School (3) Graham Tracey Kevin Unterschute Marsha Staples

#8 Christ the King Elementary School (5) Carmacks Carmacks Carmacks

#2 F.H. Collins Secondary School (7) Sandra Journeaux Henderson Whitehorse Heather Milford Whitehorse There are 5 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 5 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #3 Del Van Gorder School (5) Matthew Went Ted Baker Rose Stubbs Sarah Bowers Tina Freake

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#4 St. Elias Community School (3) No candidates were elected by acclamation. Aucun candidat n’a été élu par acclamation. There are 3 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 3 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #5 Whitehorse Elementary School (7) Laura Lang Whitehorse Jeff Wolosewich Whitehorse Kelly Milner Whitehorse Stephanie Mostyn Whitehorse There are 3 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 1 poste vacant au conseil scolaire.

Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse

#9 Vanier Catholic Secondary School (5) Wanda Robbins P. Truska Gorrell Philip S. Gibson Charlene Shehnaz Ali Cynthia Lyslo

Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse

#10 Ghùch Tlâ Community School (5) Corinne J. Carvill Carcross Gary Johnson Carcross Ruby E. Simons Carcross Eileen Wally Carcross There is 1 vacant position on school council. Il y a 1 poste vacant au conseil scolaire. #11 Watson Lake Schools (7) Monique Benoit Tara McIntyre Jason Kearns Keith Macleod Richard Durocher Charlie Crane Charles Stevens

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#12 Grey Mountain Primary School (5)

#6 J.V. Clark School (3) Sarah Paschuk Kerri Ellis Jennifer Walters

Kathleen Coventry Andrea Lefebvre Gina Macleod Melissa Yu Schott Shanna Epp

Mayo Mayo Mayo

#7 Selkirk Elementary School (5) Laura Davidson Whitehorse Melanie Davignon Whitehorse Michelle Boleen Whitehorse Alexander (Sandy) Calhoun Whitehorse There is 1 vacant position on school council. Il y a 1 poste vacant au conseil scolaire.

Carolynn Potter Kristi Zychowka Ardeth Evans Amanda Ho Karalee Johnson

Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse Whitehorse

#13 Khàtinas.axh Community School (3) Kelly Morris Kristyne Geddes Doug Hogan

Teslin Teslin Teslin

#15 Chief Zzeh Gittlit School (5) Jenna Lord Old Crow Sophia Flather Old Crow There are 3 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 3 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #16 Robert Service School (6) Ashley Doiron Lisa Favron Coralee Rudachyk Carrie Breneman Cara MacAdam Joanne Sherrard

Dawson City Dawson City Dawson City Dawson City Dawson City Dawson City

#17 Ross River School (5) Verna Nukon Ross River There are 4 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 4 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #18 Takhini Elementary School (5) Jeff Moore Whitehorse There are 4 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 4 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #19 Eliza Van Bibber School (3) Jessica Alfred Pelly Crossing There are 2 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 2 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #20 Nelnah Bessie John School (3) Donna Michaels Beaver Creek There are 2 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 2 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #21 Porter Creek Secondary School (7) Deanna McLeod Whitehorse There are 6 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 6 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #22 Jack Hulland Elementary School (7) Misty Ticiniski Whitehorse Sheri Graham Whitehorse Odessa Dawn Epp Whitehorse There are 4 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 4 postes vacants au conseil scolaire.

#24 Golden Horn Elementary School (5) Amber Hirsch Michelle Sicotte Ashley Salé Brittanee Stewart Kirsten Hogan

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#25 Elijah Smith Elementary School (3) Jeff Hunston Whitehorse There are 2 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 2 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. #26 Hidden Valley Elementary School (5) Lindsay Heynen Ashley Feasby Jordi Mikeli-Jones Shannon Whellan Krista Klassen

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#27 Holy Family Elementary School (5) John Williams Tammy Sehn Erin Spiewak Mary Ellen O'Brien Amy Fry

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#28 Kluane Lake School (5) Jennifer Asselstine Destruction Bay Tralee MacDonald Destruction Bay Taylor Penner* Burwash Landing There are 2 vacant positions on school council. Il y a 2 postes vacants au conseil scolaire. *A Statement of Ineligible Candidate was filed. Une déclaration d’inéligibilité a été déposée par un candidat/une candidate.

Elections Yukon would like to thank all the electors, candidates, school administrators, and election officers for their participation.

Élections Yukon remercie tous les électeurs, candidats, administrateurs d’école et membres du personnel électoral de leur participation.

electionsyk.ca E-mail/Courriel : Info@electionsyukon.ca Fax /Téléc. : 867-393- 6977 Box/C.P. : 2703, Whitehorse (Yukon) Y1A 2C6

Tel./Tél. : 867-667- 8683 Toll free in Yukon/Sans frais au Yukon : 1- 866- 668- 8683

Contact Elections Yukon if you have questions or need additional information./ Veuillez communiquer avec Élections Yukon si vous avez des questions ou désirez obtenir de plus amples renseignements. Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Yukon. / Publiée par la directrice générale des élections du Yukon. Elections Yukon is the independent, non-partisan office that conducts school council elections in Yukon. / Élections Yukon est le bureau indépendant et non partisan qui est chargé d’organiser les élections des conseils scolaires au Yukon.


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The Yukon’s lost centenarian

For the Midnight Sun...

by Doug Sack

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ecently, while researching the census statistics accompanying an editorial in the spring issue of Sourdough Chronicle (YCOAYukon.com), I was astonished to learn that the Yukon Territory currently is without a card-carrying centenarian, male or female, according to the most recent age data on record which is the 2016 census. This doesn’t seem possible in a place where white-bearded men and blue-haired women appeared to be everywhere during 2018 Sourdough Rendezvous. Yet, here is the “proof:” Yukon Population By Age: 2016 Census 80-84 years. . . . 375 85-89 years. . . . 195 90-94 years. . . . 80 95-99 years. . . . 20 100+ . . . . . . . . 0 This disturbing knowledge sent us on a surfing trip to try to figure out why. Could the culprit be our harsh and demanding winter climate? So we checked out our American trumpsters to the west, also using 2016 census numbers: AK pop: . . . . . . 741,894 Centenarians: . . 83 (The oldest and coldest being Fern Elam, of Kenai, who was 105 in 2016.) YT pop : . . . . . 35,875 Centenarians: . 0

should currently have five centenarians in our midst but, alas, we do We’re on the lookout not. The financial for centenarians news and opinion in the Yukon website 247WallSt. com, which provides analysis and commentary for global equity investors, opines thusly: “There are a number of reasons to believe that the count of centenarians by country is inexact. The first is that census data colPHOTO: Pixabay lection is uneven and therefore cannot be reliably compared beHere are the national numbers of tween countries. There is also centenarians: some amount of research that USA - . . . . . . . 53,364 shows that people will exaggerCAN - . . . . . . . 7,569 ate their age as much as they do And more numbers for compari- their incomes and the frequency son purposes with the percentages with which they have sex. People over 100 receive much attention, of population who are over 100: which is a good reason for people Japan – . . . . 61,000 (.048%) who are in their late 90s to lie.” France – . . . 21,393 (.032%) Could it REALLY be that simple? Germany – . . 17,000 (.021%) Are venerable and vintage YukonSpain – . . . . 16,459 (.032%) ers just too honest and honorU.K. . . . 13,780 (.021%) able to lie about their age? Australia – . . 4,252 (.018%) Frankly, we don’t believe the According to the numbers from whole scenario and feel cerAlaska, which has an identical cli- tain there must be several hiding in the mate, similar eating habits, more centenarians money and better beer, the Yukon bushes out there somewhere. If so, please identify yourselves to What’s Up Yukon, so we can wrap some facts around this inexplicable mythology. We’ll even publish a story about you, increase your senior discount to 25 per cent and renew your pot prescription. (Ed. Note: Well, we might write a story.)

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.... Doug Sack

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed. May 23 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Sat. May 26 Jack and Jill of All Trades Auction Atlin Rec Centre Call 250-6817788 for more information. Sun. May 27 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 am St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. May 27 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 am Atlin Christian Centre Sun. May 27 Making Choices Now - Wills 1:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Workshop for end of life planning. Everyone Welcome – No fee Call Dorothy Odian 250 651-7639 for more info. Wed. May 30 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Fri. May 25 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. May 26 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. May 28 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. May 29 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 24 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. May 24 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 24 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. May 24 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 25 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. May 26 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. May 27 Sewing Sessions 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. May 28 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 29 Volunteer’s needed - May 29,30,31st at the Farm for planting Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 29 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 29 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 29 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. May 29 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. May 29 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. May 29 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 8214251

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.

DAWSON CITY

Until Thu. Jun 21 Art Exhibit - Skin by Tamika Knutson KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Influenced by traditional First Nations craft and exploration of traditional materials and craft techniques at home in Dawson City. Wed. May 23 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu. May 24 Handgames Club 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. May 24 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 24 Art Night 7:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Thu. May 24 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. May 25 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. May 25 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. May 25 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. May 25 Art with Ange 3:30 pm Robert Service School For grades 1-3 Call 993-7400 ext 299 or email recreation@ cityofdawson.com

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Fri. May 25 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. May 25 Gym Night 7:30 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Call or Email for more information. 993-7100 ext 149 youthoutreach@trondek.ca Sat. May 26 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 26 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. May 26 Drone Day + Servo & The Dead Wild 4:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A variety of live sound experiments with local artists. Free & all ages. Part of a National network of annual events celebrating drone, experimental, and ambient music. Sat. May 26 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sun. May 27 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. May 27 Hand Embroidery Basics 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Call 993-5005 to register, all supplies included, no experience necessary. Sun. May 27 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. May 28 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. May 28 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. May 29 Mad Scientists 3:30 pm Robert Service School For grades 1-3 Call 993-7400 ext 299 or email recreation@ cityofdawson.com Tue. May 29 Cooking Club 6:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek. ca Tue. May 29 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867993-2520 Wed. May 30 Print & Publishing Festival Dawson City Passionate printmaking and word-smithing pros bring words, music and art. Wed. May 30 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. May 30 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Sat. May 26 to Sun. May 27 Tombstone Interpretive Centre 9:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park

FARO

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. Thu. May 24 Shuffleboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Fri. May 25 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun. May 27 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. May 27 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. May 29 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. May 29 Shuffleboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Wed. May 30 Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wed. May 30 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed. May 23 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School 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 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. May 24 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. May 24 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. May 24 Circuit Training 5:00 pm Haines Junction Call Steve at 296-6097 for more information. Thu. May 24 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. May 24 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. May 24 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. May 24 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Fri. May 25 Friday Night Salmon Bake Midnight Sons 6:00 pm Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 6342867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail. com for more information. Fri. May 25 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library

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Mon. May 28 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. May 29 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 29 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 29 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. May 29 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. May 30 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. May 30 Kids Craft Time with Marty Ritchie 3:15 pm Haines Junction Community Library Call 634-2215 for more information. Wed. May 30 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 30 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre

MARSH LAKE

Wed. May 23 Open Hours 5:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 23 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. May 24 Choir 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. May 25 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. May 25 Friday Night Dinner in the Jackalope. Three course menu, $17 - $30, Licensed. 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. May 26 Bridge club 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. May 26 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. May 29 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. May 29 Yoga with Richard 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 30 Open Hours 5:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 30 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May 30 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend.

MAYO

Wed. May 23 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. May 24 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. May 24 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. May 25 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. May 27 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. May 28 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. May 29 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. May 29 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. May 29 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Wed. May 30 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

OLD CROW

Thu. May 24 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. May 27 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. May 29 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 23 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Thu. May 24 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. May 24 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 26 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. May 26 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat. May 26 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Mon. May 28 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

Tue. May 29 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. May 30 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN

Thu. May 24 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 25 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 25 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 29 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. May 29 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 29 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 24 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu. May 24 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Sun. May 27 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. May 28 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. May 29 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue. May 29 Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Wed. May 30 Indigenous Stewardship “ Mothers of the Land” Gathering 8:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Share dialogue on the traditional principles and spirituality of land stewardship, discussions on issues of land use and resource management on traditional lands.

HAINES

Daily, Wednesdays to Mondays Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 11-12:30| Mon/ Wed/Fri 5:30-7 | Sat/Sun 1:30-3 #907-7662666 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 23 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. May 23 Whatever Club-Tidepools 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Thu. May 24 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. May 24 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. May 24 Invention Thursdays 3:15 pm Haines Borough Public Library Thu. May 24 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. May 25 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 pm American Legion Fri. May 25 Story Time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. May 25 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri. May 25 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. May 25 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

Sat. May 26 Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. May 27 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. May 27 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. May 28 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. May 28 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon. May 28 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 29 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 29 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 29 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. May 29 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. May 30 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

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 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 Thu. May 24 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. May 24 Dread Onion 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Thu. May 24 Mat Pilates 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. May 24 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Fri. May 25 Aerial Fabric Multilevel 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Fri. May 25 Dance Night Fridays 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Fri. May 25 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. May 25 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 26 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. May 26 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. May 26 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. May 27 Aerial Fabric Multilevel 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Sun. May 27 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. May 27 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. May 28 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. May 28 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Mon. May 28 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. May 28 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. May 29 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. May 29 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 29 Mat Pilates 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. May 29 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Wed. May 30 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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Aussie Girl in the Yukon with Kylie Campbell

Top 10 items needed for all camping trips

As we head into warmer temperatures, it’s time to dust off those tents and enjoy some overnight camping trips in the Yukon

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y no means do I consider myself an aficionado about hiking, but I love it most of the time and learn something new every single hike – either through an experience or meeting someone who does it better. Slowly, over the years I have accumulated new techniques, gear and tips to manage hiking and camping trips. A new type of camping I learned in the Yukon last summer is car camping, which was an interesting experience for me, but a lot more fun than carrying everything you need on your back.

… and here we are near Bandar Abbas, in Iran PHOTOS: Kylie Campbell There is always an element of weight versus need even when car camping. Do you need that book to read or can you handle a week with your own thoughts? Sometimes it can be tough, especially when you can’t afford the latest and greatest lightweight gear or you go alone. From my experi-

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1. Excellent hiking boots

The most important aspect to any outdoor adventure is taking care of your feet, because no matter what type of camping trip you do, having waterproof, dur-

able hiking boots it’s a must. If you have ill-fitting boots, you will get blisters and be uncomfortable and in pain and you won’t enjoy your trip. Since it can be rainy and boggy and there are many creeks in the Yukon, waterproof boots will prevent you from getting cold, wet

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Top ten items needed for all camping trips ... continued from page 23 trips. It’s going to keep you dry and protected from the annoying bugs. I have Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Camper 2 tent that can sleep two people. My must-have in a tent is a vestibule area. There is nothing worse than putting your drenched boots inside your tent – until you get home and can thoroughly dry it out, your tent will stay wet. So having an outside, but protected area, is key to keeping dry. However, a lot of great trails are accessible by road, so I also have a bed in the back of my van that gives me a very comfortable sleep for a weekend of hiking.

3. Sleeping bag

Being too hot or too cold can determine how much (or little) sleep you will get. The mountains, particularly up high or near lakes, can get very chilly at night, very quickly. You need to make sure your sleeping bag is going to keep you warm enough at night. I have a Mountain Hardwear sleeping bag classified for extreme -22, it’s comfortable in -10 and way too hot in about +5. It’s bulky, which is a big downside for hiking, as it takes a lot of room. The more you spend, the more lightweight and compact, but still effective, your

sleeping bag will be in extreme temperatures.

4. Rucksack

Having hiked for many weeks in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, I can vouch for how important a well-fitted rucksack can be – and even if it is well-fitted, it can still batter your body. Make sure you have a waist and chest strap and can adjust the back according to your height. Make sure to pack your bag with the heaviest items at the bottom and lightest at the top. Your legs have the most strength and you need to distribute the weight around your body to best utilise your strength. It can be tricky sometimes, because you don’t want to repack your bag every time you need something. So sometimes your 1-2 kg water bottle will be at the top of your pack. Let’s just say you develop really good back muscles after a few trips in a summer. Hiking around for weeks with 30 kg on my back leads to bruised hips and shoulders from the weight of the pack, but surprisingly, the human body can withstand a lot. I’ve had my pack for eight years and it has travelled all over the world in all types of climates and environments. It’s a Berghaus “60L +10L” rucksack.

The benefits of having a camping car is you can have a hot lunch anywhere, as my buddy Nicole demonstrates in the Canada Games Centre parking lot after a big day stand up paddle boarding

My first car camping experience in Aishihik Lake introduced me to the luxurious side of camping, in that your entire vehicle can carry (almost) anything you’d like to have at your campsite. Like wood, an axe, fold up chairs, a jug of water... 5. Hiking poles

Without hiking poles, heading up with a heavy backpack is near impossible. The hiking poles give support and help with balance. They also shift some of the weight of the rucksack to your arms instead of just weighing on your legs. I have hiking poles for summer use and for winter use. Usually the baskets at the base will determine which pole I take. The bigger baskets would be for powder ski days

with smallest or no basket for hiking in dry summer.

6. Camping stove and fuel – and matches!

Being able to have a warm meal after a long day is definitely a satisfying treat. After years of having a big stove and pot I recently upgraded to the tiny, backpackerfriendly system GSI Halulite Minimalist Cookset and MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Stove. It’s lightweight

and can pack it all into one small container, including a small MSR Isopro fuel canister. Don’t forget to keep track of how much gas you use, because there’s nothing worse than running out when you need it the most. Also don’t forget to have dry matches – lighters won’t work if it’s too cold. Also be prepared for inclement weather….what cont’d on page 26 ...

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happens if you run out of gas, or matches. or the weather prevents you from cooking?

7. Food, snacks and water!

There’s nothing more important than keeping your body fuelled up as you burn through your hiking days. There are so many suggestions to have the best foods and snacks on your trip, it’s really up to you. For long trips I’ll take the dehydrated, pre-made Mountain House meals for breakfast and dinner, and then have things like cheese, wraps, jerky and dried fruits for lunch. I also bring tablets for the gastrointestinal problems you may encounter with this diet If it’s a short trip or I have access to my vehicle, I modify this. But mostly after 10 to 12 hours of hiking solo, the last thing I want to do is make a meal from scratch and carrying all your food yourself, the lighter the better. There’s no right or wrong way, as long as you keep your energy levels up and prepare for potential bodily reactions you will be fine. It’s always better to have a little more food than not enough. Clean drink-

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ing water is also important, some people have a pump, I take water purifying tablets.

even at 20ºC, once at a summit, the wind, rain (sometimes sleet/ snow) can come in and it’s cold.

8. Clothing

9. First aid kit and other bits

What clothing to wear is an important issue, and it’s often tricky – particularly in the Yukon. The weather can change instantly and if you aren’t prepared you could get in trouble. In spring, there will still be snow at the summits and the winds are strong and cold. So bring a windproof shell to put on. I wear light Arc’teryx gloves; Outdoor Research brand quick dry hiking pants and gaiters; knee high Darn Tough brand socks; a long sleeve, quick dry hiking top; Columbia brand puffy jacket; and, of course, my Yukon Built brand cap and sunglasses. Only once have I not had to wear a jacket while hiking in Yukon, and that was when we had the one week of 30ºC. Otherwise,

I have a pretty extensive first aid kit, which includes things like glucose tablets, antihistamines, medications for diarrhea and constipation, pain relief tablets. I also carry water purifying tablets, insect repellent, toilet paper, plastic bags and sunscreen. Bear spray – just don’t mace yourself with it!

10. A little nip is well deserved

Nothing like a well-deserved nip of Fireball whisky after a long hard days hike sitting by a fire. It’s totally worth the weight! Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

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