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Grey Matters with Susan Clark

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hat 69-year-old chooses an activity that routinely results in numb hands, painful wrists and soreness in an area that makes it difficult to perform certain necessary bodily functions? Well, it turns out that there are quite a number of these folks in the Yukon. I am referring to “road cyclists” who participate in the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay (KCIBR), now in its 26th year. This relay goes from Haines Junction to Haines, Alaska, in mid June, and can be done as a team of two, four or eight people. It can also be done solo (the entire 240 kilometres), and there is even the “odd” senior cyclist who attempts this feat. Personally I would rather not even imagine what it is like to sit on a bike seat for 10-12 hours! More than 1200 cyclists take part.

As soon as the paved roads are dry and the shoulders swept (or not), you will see these hardy souls pedalling along. This, itself, is not a pastime for sissies. Some of the vehicle drivers do not seem to be aware of the fragility of a road bike, and the person on it, compared to the mass and speed of their mode of transportation. And when a semi or bus-sized RV roars by, it is a matter of clinging to one’s handgrips and trying to ride a straight line regardless of the wind gusts and shock waves. The seniors are usually the ones out during the day, when the younger folks are confined to their jobs. They always wear their helmets and dress in colourful jackets for visibility. They generally sport the prerequisite Spandex pants, despite the age-related bulges. Off the bike they may appear to

be wearing diapers, but this is just the several layers of padding required to be able to tolerate the rock-like saddles of road bikes. Then there is the wind. It seems there are far more strong south winds than there used to be, and to do a training ride, one has to either cycle north or south on the Alaska Highway. I usually choose to go south, hoping that the wind doesn’t change while I am out there. My early rides of the season are to McCrae and back (20km round trip). I gradually work on extending that to the Carcross corner (40 km return) or beyond. It depends which leg of the relay I am riding that year. I ride on an eight-person team of seniors, and every year we try to switch legs. Each leg has cont’d on page 3 ...

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Seniors on Speed ... cont’d its particular challenges. These range from the mass start to the long, gruelling uphills, to the terror-inducing descents. On one of the steepest downhills, I happened to glance at my speedometer and found I was doing 69 km/ hr! I didn’t dare look down again, clutching my handgrips and concentrating on not wobbling. Sometimes the scenery is so spectacular it is difficult to concentrate on riding. The last few-hundred metres are through the town of Haines and into the famous Parade Square, hopefully to the cheers of one’s teammates. For a team such as ours, the “winners” are long in. The entire day is a lot of fun and worth the discomforts. We follow along in our vehicles with each of the riders offering drinks, snacks, help in the case of a breakdown (and lots of encouragement). We don’t hit the bar at the end of the race and we don’t camp in the parade grounds. Af-

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In my earlier life, I was a family physician and persistently recommended to my patients that regular physical (preferably outdoor) exercise was one of the keys to health and longevity. I stick by that recommendation. Add to that the camaraderie of a team and the feeling of community, with participating in such an event, and you have more ingredients for health and wellbeing. So I will accept the aches and pains and keep doing this as long as possible. Susan Clark is a retired family physician who has lived in the Yukon for the last six years and has ridden in the KCIBR seven times.

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Tickling the ivories under the midnight sun

On June 12, listen for the sound of piano music, around town, as the Whitehorse Street Pianos Project launches and Michael Kishchuk plays classics, ragtime and more

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ince 2008, over 10-million people across the globe have been part of an art project that placed 1,890 street pianos at 75 installations in 60 cities, including the likes of New York, London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. The creation of British artist Luke Jerram, the Play Me, I’m Yours art exhibit (profiled on www.streetpianos. com), inspired local musician Grant Simpson that there was an opportunity to do a made-in-the-Yukon version. “I realized that we’re not going to get an art installation here,” Simpson said. “But thought we can do something ... so I bought an old piano, and my girlfriend [Shauna Jones] painted it.” The concept proved popular when Simpson posted his idea on social media, and support and financial backing was offered to launch the initiative. That type of support isn’t always there when artists embark on a new endeavour, so Simpson appreciated the community enthusiasm. “I posted it and it blew up with amazing response and people funding it,” he said. “I had to cap [the numbers] to keep it manageable, and we went from there. “I thought it would be cool for a piano student to go around and play on them all summer.” The Whitehorse Street Pianos project will launch June 12, with shows on Tuesday through Saturday from a born-and-raised Yukoner, Michael Kishchuk of Whitehorse. The role was a great opportunity for Kishchuk, who attends Dalhousie University during the school year. He grew up playing piano, having learned from Annie Avery, who taught him a love of the old ragtime music. As a result, he can play a wide variety

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Michael Kishchuk (front) and Grant Simpson get set on the Horwoods Mall piano of music, including favourites like “Maple Leaf Rag,” “The Entertainer,” “Solace,” and several others “not by Joplin.” He can also perform a few classics, such as Mozart’s “Rondo alla Turca” and the first movement of the “Moonlight Sonata” (to be played under that glorious midnight sun). “[Avery] taught me a lot of ragtime and jazz,” Kishchuk said. “Seeing the job was too good to be true, I applied for it immediately.” It was also too good to be true for Simpson, who had seen Kishchuk play for him and Avery last summer. “Michael’s a perfect fit for it,” Simpson said. “You need to be a tourism ambassador and be confi-

dent and carry yourself well.” Simpson notes that he’s always building on his ideas, so the the project also launched another idea, the Whitehorse Street Piano Festival that takes place on June 16 and 17. If the pianos are going to be there, why not make use of them? “I thought it would be an opportunity to show the talent of local piano players,” Simpson explained. The two-day festival will feature local piano players, around downtown Whitehorse, playing at the piano installations. The festival will feature 30 mini concerts over the two days (see inset for schedule). For more information

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here is a new sound in town! On Thursday June 21, Lucie D and the Immortals will debut their new EP, Les Thèmes de la Vie (Themes of Life), from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baked Café. The new collaborative band consists of Lucie Desaulniers, as lead vocalist; Lonnie Powell, on drums/batterie; Paul Bergman, as bassist/contrebasse, vocals and choeurs; Andrea McColeman, on piano, background vocals and choeur; and Olivier de Colombel, on saxophone, vocals and choeurs. The ensemble incorporates a jazzy and interesting pop sound, fused with a European flair that showcases their collective musical experience and versatility. The evening will consist of Lucie D and the Immortals performing both original compositions, during their first set; and fun, upbeat cover versions of hit songs for the second set. Also, a special guest performance by one of Barbara Chamberlin’s choirs will be kicking off the evening as the show’s grand opener on what will be one of the longest days of the year! Counsellor by day at her private practice and musician by night, vocalist Lucie Desaulniers is a francophone from Manitoba who has always been involved in the arts and music scene. She grew up surrounded by musicians

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Les Thèmes de la Vie (Themes of Life), the new EP from Lucie D and the Immortals, was recorded this past spring bars at the age of fourteen,” she shared. After she moved to the Yukon Desaulniers sang in, and toured with, a major funk band of the ’90s, Inconnu, where she met and performed alongside fellow musician Andrea McColeman. After they finished touring with Inconnu, in and outside of the

and began singing at a young age. “My father was a renowned musician in Manitoba, and basically his whole side of the family are theatre people,” she explained. Desaulniers is classically trained and started doing performances at the age of ten … “I was even performing in

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to do a full-length album,” says vocalist Desaulniers. “Also, all our original songs are sung in French because that is my first language,” she explained. The band is hoping to start doing mini tours in the near future that will be manageable for all members involved. “The band and I want to give many thanks, in advance, to our wonderful sponsors—Government of the Yukon Economic Development, Yukon Media Development, Lotteries Yukon, and Jenni House—for making our debut release concert possible.” We are also excited to be performing at Baked Café,” Desaulniers noted. The cozy and artistic location of Baked café, along with the new and unique sound of Lucie D and the Immortals, will make it a night to remember. Advance tickets are available and you can buy them by emailing chezlucielifevie@gmail. com or by texting (867) 334-6281. Tickets will also be available at the door. Plus, the EP will be on sale on-site at the show. What a perfect way to kickoff Summer Solstice weekend and enjoy the longest day of the year!

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

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ream fish at Robert Service School A team of facilitators from the Stream of Dreams program was in Dawson this week to promote environmental stewardship and facilitate a community art project. The program ran at Robert Service School (RSS) from May 8–11. Students in all grades, from K–12, learned about ways to maintain clean water and protect fish habitat, before painting a wooden fish in their own design. These painted wooden “dream-

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fish” were installed on the fence of the school as a reminder that “all drains lead to fish habitat.” Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Education and Robert Service School invited the program to Dawson: it emphasises the importance of clean water, protection of fish habitat, and general environmental stewardship. As well, Stream of Dreams offers a hands-on way for students to create a lasting reminder of these ideas for the whole community, through a mural of dreamfish. The wooden fish are cut and prepared by the North Fraser Pre-

trial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C. They are in the shapes of salmon, burbot and pike, to represent fish in the local area. The Stream of Dreams project at RSS was supported by Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the City of Dawson, and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Each participant paints a wooden fish that is installed onto a chain link fence as a legacy of the project. These murals represent hope for a future with healthy watersheds. Stream of Dreams educates communities about the life function of their watershed, with the main focus on salmon and stormdrain pollution. The program hopes to inspire youth to save the world. Stream of Dreams believes that communities who participate are inspired and their passion is painted on every dreamfish. The focus of the program is a whole school eco-education that educates communities about their local watershed, rivers and streams, encourages behavioural change to conserve and protect water, empowers youth to make a positive environmental impact and creates a community art legacy by and for the whole community. It’s science; it’s art. They can be contacted by email at lulu@streamofdreams. org or by phone: 604-522-9420. After three decades in classrooms in Beaver Creek, Faro and Dawson, Dan Davidson retired to continue writing, as he had been all those years. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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he Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it would be the end of an era for Yukon performing arts. But some things are too good and too well loved to be left to ride off into the sunset. After the show’s close, Northern Vision Development approached Simpson about putting together a new show to bring to stage at the Yukon Convention Centre—and the Klondike Follies Cabaret was born. “[Northern Vision food and beverage manager] David Branigan asked if I could put together a new show,” Simpson said. “If we could come up with a new concept and idea. “Last year [there] were two test shows and the response was overwhelming. This year we’ve developed it further, for eight weeks.” To make the show sustainable, the Klondike Follies is aiming to become a destination not only for

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tourists exploring the territory and our Klondike Gold Rush history, but also as a show for Yukoners to enjoy multiple times. The show won’t simply repeat the same performance each week, as Simpson and the cast are preparing to mix it up and explore new talents. “We’re scaling up to something that locals and tourists can enjoy,” Simpson explained. “We are planning to have different headliners, each week, and working to include something different each week that incorporates in the headliner to the skits. “The cast are working on different skits and versions of the skits. Locals can get to three shows and see different shows each time.” A theme of the show will be to explore new talents and expand beyond the traditional Follies skits. Simpson has written the opening song using Stompin’ Tom Connors’ “Long Gone to the Yukon” and has made it into an arrangement for a big production. He also noted that he’s excited to have cast Malo Gendreau, an aerial silk artist who will recreate a modern version of Klondike Kate’s famous “Flame Dance.” The Klondike Follies is a truly made-in-the-Yukon show, with Simpson leaning heavily on local performing talent to both cast and produce the show. The skits are locally developed and most are written by Yukoners Grant

Hartwick and Dale Cooper, while Yukoner Allyn Walton is a co-producer and manager of the cancan performers. Simpson credits Walton with having a better eye than he does. “She makes the show look good,” he said. Shauna Jones is also developing acts for the show, including an expanded version of the humorous “Banana Dance” that may be familiar to previous showgoers. Without giving too much away, Simpson noted that the skit involves a gorilla peeling a banana. The headliners are a key new addition to the show, and Simpson has reached out to a mix of old favourites and unique acts who provide a wide variety of talents to showcase. To launch the season, Simpson recruited a Yukon icon, Gillian Campbell, who he felt was the best choice to kick off the new format and vaudeville show. Campbell moved to Dawson City in 1967 to be part of shows there and, in the ’70s, had developed her own show, The Klondike Kate Show. It featured her as Klondike Kate and has been in demand all over Canada and the world, ever since. “Gillian is probably the most entrenched showbiz gal in the territory,” Simpson said. “She wasn’t up for Rendezvous this year, so it just seemed right.”

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The Follies ‘Reborn’! ... cont’d Aerial silk artist Malo Gendreau will recreate a modern version of Klondike Kate’s “Flame Dance” in the new Klondike Follies

Simpson has secured some other big headliners including musician Roy Forbes, who was known as “Bim” when he started performing, and will be timing his visit with a booking at the Atlin Music Festival. Forbes, who hails from Dawson Creek, B.C., is a talented guitar player whose playing is heavily influenced by acoustic blues and traditional country music. “Roy is like a folk legend,” Simpson said. “He was able to come out on stage with himself and a guitar, and command a room.” Forbes is a big act to accommodate, so Simpson needed to coordinate with the Atlin Music Festival and come up with a bit of incentive to get him on stage. “I’ve known Roy for a long time, and he started pitching me about putting “Saskatchewan Moon” in the show,“ Simpson laughed. “So when I started this show and gave him a call, I asked, ‘So you wanna put that song in the show or not?’ He’s doing it because it’s fun.” Wes Barker, a stunt magician who was named the Variety Performer of the Year by the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities, in 2017, will headline another week. His act includes magic tricks, stunts and comedy, a combination that enabled him to stump famous Las Vegas magicians Penn and Teller on episode five of their Netflix show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Yukoner Chelsea Hartwick will also return home from Vancouver to headline this summer. A product of the Whitehorse dance scene, Hartwick has built a career from her passion for dance. She has be-

come a cabaret star with her work with Vancouver performance companies such as Cabaret Torlage and Army of Sass. The season will also feature three special “Yukoner” nights which, according to Simpson, will feature local talent doing their thing. These shows will be onenight-only affairs on June 30, July 28 and August 25 and, this season, the three Yukon guest stars will be Kevin Barr, Joe Loutchan and Nicholas Mah. And Simpson would like to feature even more Yukon talent if he has his way. If folks think they have an act that would be a good fit for the new show, they should contact him. “We’re on the lookout for interesting Yukon acts that would work with the show,” Simpson explained. “We kind of are calling it, So You Think You Can Folly?” The Klondike Follies Cabaret shows will take place three times each week, beginning on June 26, 28 and 30. There are three levels of tickets available: a basic show ticket of grandstand-style seating, a show and dinner ticket, and VIP tickets that feature table service. Tickets went on sale on Monday, June 11th. The can be found online at www.klondikefollies.com or at the High Country Inn and the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel.

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.

Cas� and Crew Musicians Annie Avery: Piano, Rob Bergman: Bass, Ken Searcy Song & Dance & Comedy: Grant Hartwick, Dale Cooper, Greg Murdoch, Shauna Jones, Kieran Poile Choreography: Michelle Fisher, Allyn Walton Sound & Lights: Roly Mitton & Omni Productions Light Tech: Cole Simpson Back Stage & Follow Spot: Cadence Milford, Ella Peschke, Tori Beemer Managers: Grant Simpson and Allyn Walton

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Pride and joy … 24 Hours of Gaylight The Yukon Pride three-day celebration is just around the corner, from June 22–24 in Whitehorse All are welcome!

by Manus Hopkins ity, especially for those who may be struggling to find that kind of love and acceptance,” says Hammond. Yukon Pride’s 24 Hours of Gaylight continuously brings out a

a huge part of a Yukon summer. “I think it was genuinely surprising for folks the first year we had large-scale Pride events,” says Hammond. “It was even an awakening for people within the

great number of people, but, more importantly, it brings all of these people together. “The turnout usually exceeds expectations,” says Hammond. “We get roughly four-hundred people coming through for the picnic each year.” Since parades and other big Pride events have been taking place in Whitehorse, Hammond says the community has become closer, even if at first it was unexpected that Pride events would be so successful and even become

queer community.” According to Hammond, public displays of support for the LGBTQ2S+ community have seen an increase in the past several years as well. “Mayor Dan Curtis jumped onboard right away and hoisted the Pride flag at City Hall,” says Hammond. The territorial government and the RCMP are among others who have raised Pride flags, and last summer saw the painting of two crosswalks into the well-known

day for Yukon Pride, as it is the day of the parade. The parade starts at 1 p.m., though people are encouraged to be there for the meetup at noon. The parade will travel along Main Street and 6th Avenue, to the White Pass Building, then along Front Street to Shipyards park—a new leg for the 2018 parade. At 2 p.m., there will be a barbecue/picnic at Shipyards Park (hosted by TD bank), as well as activities for kids. Later that evening, the Pride dance will take place at the Jarvis Street Saloon, with a performance by Soul Migration. Tickets can be purchased online. On Sunday, June PHOTOS: Manus Hopkins 24, the last day of Yukon Pride, the Pride Paddle will take Parade participants place on the Yukon River at noon. Pardecorate vehicles and ticipants will paddle get into costume from Rotary Park to the Takhini River bridge. Participants can register and pay in advance at Up North Adventures. Up North is offering a 15-percent discount on rentals. Shutover three days, from Friday, June tles may be purchased as well. 22 until Sunday, June 24. The Make sure you come and check weekend kicks off with a new ex- out some of the events that this perience, Rights Night, at the Old packed, fun-filled weekend has to Fire Hall. This is an all-ages event, offer! More information is availand everyone is welcome to come able at www.queeryukon.com. and participate in a discussion led by a former Yukoner, Helen Falding, and see a screening of the 1992 CBC documentary, Queer in the North. There will also be poster-making for the following day’s parade at this event, and it will Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorsewrap up with a youth dance. based journalism student Saturday, June 23 will be a big and musician. rainbow Pride flag and the Transgender Pride flag, in downtown Whitehorse, to show inclusion and support of these members of the community. Pride Yukon 2018 takes place

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his month, Yukon Pride: 24 Hours of Gaylight is happening for the sixth year in a row—and it just gets bigger every year. With more people involved and more events happening, 2018’s edition of 24 Hours of Gaylight is a hotly anticipated weekend for the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies. During Pride Month, the downtown areas of several cities are made over into parade routes and are swarmed with thousands of supporters, but there is something special about seeing this take place in a smaller, more-rural place like Whitehorse. A celebration of similarities and differences somewhere with millions of people is great, but it is obvious that diversity exists in those places. One might not think of how much of that there can be somewhere like the Yukon, and Pride Yukon is the opportunity to show and celebrate what a range of people and experiences this territory has. Stephanie Hammond is the president of Queer Yukon Society, a board of six people. As she discusses the format of this year’s Pride events, it is clear that this is a welcoming environment where all are welcome to come out and participate. Hammond has seen the community grow over the past five years that Yukon Pride has been taking place. “Regardless of whether people identify as being part of the queer community, it’s a really great way to show support for the commun-

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Sat. Jun. 16 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Monday to Friday, Arts in the Park presents Sun. Jun. 17 Movember Moose or Caribou Visual Artists 11:30 am, June 13-17 Maya Hunt Jackson Lake Healing Camp Call 633Rosenberg, June 20-24, Harreson Tanner. 8422 or email winston.smarch@kdfn.net for Musicyukon.com for more info. more information. Until Sat. June 30 Unfurled - The Yukon Sun. Jun. 17 Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 in Fur Arts Underground Exhibit held in the pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a Hougen Heritage Gallery. The rich history and wordy person, put your words to the test and current culture of trapping in the Yukon. join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Until Sat. Jun 30 Art Exhibit - Suki Wellman Sun. Jun. 17 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Until Sat. Jun 30 Art Exhibition - Heart of Participants are welcome to use the studio’s Riverdale Yukon Arts Centre tools and equipment; clay and some tools are Until Fri. Jun 29 Art Exhibit - Chilkoot Trail available for purchase. Every Sunday except Yukon Arts Centre Inspired from her 2014 long weekends. $5/hour. Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency, Daphne Mon. Jun. 18 Tlingit Language Course Mennell’s Chilkoot Trail features paintings and Intermediate Yukon College Learn recording, sketches of the landscapes she encountered. transcription,translation and recitation,To Until Fri. Jun 29 Art Exhibit - Audible register or for more information email info@ Landscapes Yukon Arts Centre Explores the ynic.ca or call 390-2532 diversity of works the trail has inspired. From Mon. Jun. 18 Free drop-in computer labs graphic novels to film, the Chilkoot Trail’s 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer ecology and history is a constant muse. Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867Wed. Jun. 13 Spanish Conversation Group 668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 86712:00 pm Yukon Government Administration 633-4576 Wed. Jun. 13 Arts in the Park - Vanier Jazz Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633Mon. Jun. 18 GO The Surrounding Game Combo 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch 6081 Terry or Michèle 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple hour concert at the park Wed. Jun. 13 Midday Church Service 12:15 Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Wed. Jun. 13 Music at MacBride Summer pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, Welcome. For more information email: Concert Series 7:00 pm MacBride Museum refocus. Music, silence, readings. tjbowlby@gmail.com Wed. Jun. 13 Arts in the Park - Prizefighter Wed. Jun. 13 TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co) Mon. Jun. 18 Titan Trivia 6:00 pm Titan 7:00 pm LePage Park Free evening concert space coworking space` Each week we’ll Gaming Cafe Lots of fun categories, at the park select a new topic/Talk and hang around to and YUKON themed questions for the Wed. Jun. 13 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 discuss! You never know what amazing things sourdoughs!! Teams of up to 6 people. Win pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! some shots of mid-week creativity will spark. store credit! Thu. Jun. 14 Arts in the Park - Songwriter Mon. Jun. 18 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Panel 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour Wed. Jun. 13 The Alpha Course 6:30 pm Yukon Bible Fellowship Alpha is a series Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 concert at the park of interactive sessions exploring the basics Mon. Jun. 18 Birth Stories: The Dad Edition Thu. Jun. 14 Electronic Summer Series of the Christian faith and it runs all around 7:30 pm Baked Cafe We welcome everyone Dustin Miles and DJKJ - Disco House & to come out and listen to the Dad’s who will Funky House 5:00 pm Whitehorse waterfront the globe. Call 668-5689 or email mail@ yukonbiblefellowship.com for more be recounting how it all went down on that wharf information. life changing day. Every story is completely Thu. Jun. 14 Musicians Night Out - Jazz Wed. Jun. 13 Introduction to Bicycle unique and utterly beautiful. Jam 7:00 pm The Social House Tue. Jun. 19 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar Thu. Jun. 14 Jam Night with Hayley Warden Maintenance 6:30 pm Icycle Sports No previous experience needed, bring your own 5:30 pm Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist and Alex Johnston 7:30 pm Best Western bike, work space and tools provided. Register Church Donations of clean clothing in good Gold Rush Inn condition welcome. All proceeds go to Thu. Jun. 14 Ginger Jam 8:00 pm Epic Pizza online. Wed. Jun. 13 Whitehorse United Church charitable causes. For more info. call 633Fully electric jam session with PA system, Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United 3463. drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Church Wed. Jun. 20 Spanish Conversation Group Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Wed. Jun. 13 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Thu. Jun. 14 Steve Slade 8:30 pm Whisky Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633Jacks Pub & Grill 6081 Terry or Michèle Thu. Jun. 14 Yukon Jack Live 9:30 pm Jarvis Thu. Jun. 14 Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Market 3:00 pm Shipyards Park Wed. Jun. 20 Midday Church Service 12:15 Street Saloon Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, Fri. Jun. 15 Arts in the Park - The Benett meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more refocus. Music, silence, readings. Sun 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour Thu. Jun. 14 Yukon Tech Collective Meetup Wed. Jun. 20 TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co) concert at the park 6:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Meet with space coworking space` Each week we’ll Fri. Jun. 15 Parker Thomas Jazz 6:00 pm like minded people that love to talk and show select a new topic/Talk and hang around to Westmark Whitehorse Join Tom Connor, off some cool tech! Reach out to andrew@ discuss! You never know what amazing things Nick Mah, Adam Cripps and Gui Chan for yukonstruct.com for more information. some shots of mid-week creativity will spark. an evening of Jazz. Jammers are always Thu. Jun. 14 Chess Corner 6:30 pm Yukon Wed. Jun. 20 Introduction to Stone Setting welcome. College Chess played in room A2101, - Jewellery 5:00 pm Arts Underground 4 hour Fri. Jun. 15 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner course provides the fundamental techniques 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in for the design and creation of handcrafted Listening jewelry. No previous experience required! To Fri. Jun. 15 Jack Straw 7:30 pm Best Western on this game of strategy. Thu. Jun. 14 Indigenous Amazon register call 667-4080. Gold Rush Inn Wed. Jun. 20 The Alpha Course 6:30 pm Fri. Jun. 15 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson Storytelling - Reports from the Wayusa School 7:00 pm Baked Cafe Visitors from Yukon Bible Fellowship Alpha is a series 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel of interactive sessions exploring the basics Fri. Jun. 15 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the the Ecuadorian Amazon share their culture, stories, and message. Event by donation of the Christian faith and it runs all around Boiler Room Traditional crafts for sale. 6044011656 the globe. Call 668-5689 or email mail@ Fri. Jun. 15 to Sat. Jun. 16 Ryan McNally Thu. Jun. 14 Christ Church Cathedral Choir yukonbiblefellowship.com for more 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill information. Fri. Jun. 15 BC/DC Live 9:30 pm Jarvis Street Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. Jun. 15 to Sun. Jun. 17 Yukon Kennel Wed. Jun. 20 Peter Krasinski and Simon Saloon Opening act Leg Up Hands Down Club’s 47th Annual Show Mount MacIntyre Couture 7:00 pm Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Tickets online. Recreation Centre All Breed Championship Church Refreshment swill be served. For more Sat. Jun. 16 Whitehorse Street Piano information or to contact Peter and Simon Festival 2018 11:00 am Whitehorse, Yukon 30 Show and Trials. Email yukonkennelclub@ gmail.com for more details.. when they are in town, please call Jean Dacko mini-concerts by Whitehorse’s finest pianists. Fri. Jun. 15 Dusk’a Friday Language at 668-2091. Sat. Jun. 16 The Sweeties & Jona Barr & Lunches 12:00 pm Duska Head Start and Wed. Jun. 20 Summer Solstice Pub Crawl Groan Boy 9:00 pm The Social House Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and 7:00 pm Coast High Country Inn Stop at 5 Sat. Jun. 16 to Sun. Jun. 17 Mackenzie come learn Southern Tutchone with our special bars with exclusive drink specials, games and Brown 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more prizes! Register online. Sat. Jun. 16 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and Wed. Jun. 20 Whitehorse United Church the Boiler Room Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Sat. Jun. 16 Yukon Jack Live 9:30 pm Jarvis staff are welcome! Fri. Jun. 15 Afternoon Tea and Hymn Sing Church Street Saloon 2:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral Wed. Jun. 20 Drinking with Scissors Craft Sat. Jun. 16 BC/DC Live 9:30 pm Jarvis Fri. Jun. 15 Makers Build Night 6:00 pm Party 8:00 pm The Social House Featuring Street Saloon Opening act Leg Up Hands YuKonstruct Makerspace For members only, felt succulents, foxes and geometric shapes!. Down - Tickets online. to become a member e-mail or call for all the Kits and everything you need to make some Sun. Jun. 17 Whitehorse Street Piano awesome crafts will be available. Festival 2018 11:00 am Whitehorse, Yukon 30 details. 457-0150 Sat. Jun. 16 Plein Air Acrylics 9:00 am Wed. Jun. 20 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm mini-concerts by Whitehorse’s finest pianists. Shipyards Park Instructed by Lillian Loponen, Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Jun. 17 Jam Session 5:00 pm 98 Hotel Ages 14+ Use acrylics, modeling paste and Sun. Jun. 17 Open Mic Jam Night hosted a palate knife on canvas boards. Focus by Steve Slade 6:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub is on creative imagination inspired by the & Grill Wed. Jun. 13 and Fri. Jun. 15 Community surrounding environment.To register call 867Sun. Jun. 17 Sunday Jam and Open Mic After-School Sports Program 3:30 pm 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by 667-4080 or drop in on main street. Sat. Jun. 16 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 am Canada Games Centre Mondays.and Fridays local musicians, until late, drink specials. Arctic Sports -Tuesdays. Lacross -Wednesday. 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Mon. Jun. 18 Arts in the Park - Peggy Hanifan 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Mon. Jun. 18 Anne Turner Jazz Trio 6:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Mon. Jun. 18 Music at MacBride Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Mon. Jun. 18 Monday Night Jam 8:00 pm The Social House Bring your own instrument or play one supplied. Sing some tunes for your friends or sit in and play along. Tue. Jun. 19 Arts in the Park - Two Piano Tornado 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed. Jun. 20 Arts in the Park - Speed Control 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed. Jun. 20 Music at MacBride Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Wed. Jun. 20 Arts in the Park - Major Funk & The Employment 7:00 pm LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed. Jun. 20 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done!

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Wed. Jun. 13 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed. Jun. 13 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Thu. Jun. 14 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. Jun. 15 Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Fri. Jun. 15 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. Jun. 15 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Jun. 16 Free Day in the Clothing Room 10:00 am Church of the Nazarene Children’s, Mens and Womens clothing that was freely received, freely we want to give. Call 6334903 for more information. Sat. Jun. 16 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. Sat. Jun. 16 Family Drop In 3:00 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 6684794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Mon. Jun. 18 Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Mon. Jun. 18 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. Jun. 18 Parent & Child Yoga 7:30 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. Tue. Jun. 19 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Free, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Tue. Jun. 19 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. Tue. Jun. 19 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 pm Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Wed. Jun. 20 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed. Jun. 20 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Jun. 20 International Indigenous Youth Internship Program Info Session 6:30 pm Whitehorse Public Library 333-9833 Youth Internship initiative and our focus on youth from the North and Atlantic regions. Register online. Wed. Jun. 13 to Thu. Jun. 14 Wayfinders BYTE A 2 day Youth leadership training for ages 14-18, a certificate program they will be eligible to volunteer to help in upcoming summer camps. Register online.

Thu. Jun. 14 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 pm Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com Sat. Jun. 16 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 am A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Sat. Jun. 16 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon. Jun. 18 Skills Canada Yukon AGM 5:30 pm Skills Canada Yukon Tue. Jun. 19 Whitehorse Green Drinks 5:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Work in, research, or interested in conservation? Network, meet new friends. Tue. Jun. 19 Green Drinks! 5:00 pm Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue. Jun. 19 Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 pm Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed. Jun. 20 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. Jun. 20 Yukon Food for Learning Association AGM 11:30 am Whitehorse, Yukon For information contact: Noreen McGowan by phone or email. 633-5352 Wed. Jun. 20 Skookies AGM 6:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre In the Skookies basement. We will be serving food and refreshments. We welcome your involvement!

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Wed. Jun. 13 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 Thu. Jun. 14 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

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‘Serving laughs straight from the oven’

The Yukon Comedy Collective presents Baked Laughs, monthly stand-up comedy nights at Baked Café

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he Whitehorse comedy scene is on a roll as of late. There have been pro comic events at the Guild Hall, the Ride for Dad Comedy Night, the creation of the Yukon Comedy Collective and the Yukon Comedy Festival. Seasoned Yukon comics have also been getting opportunities to perform outside of the territory, and an influx of new performers are gracing Yukon stages. In short, it’s a good time to have a funny bone. One of the events that has helped cultivate this resurgence has been Baked Laughs, the Yukon Comedy Collective stand-up nights presented monthly at Baked Café, 100 Main Street, in the Horwood’s mall. The show has been running strong since its inception in April 2017 and is produced by longtime stand-up and improv comic, George Maratos. Although Maratos has held comedy nights at various Whitehorse locations in the past, he feels the smaller and quaint atmosphere of the licensed Baked Café is a moresuitable home for the audience and its performers. “I always felt comedy’s better when your right up there with the crowd, and I wanted to have a venue that was a little more comic-friendly for new people and more intimate according to size. I also think because it’s a coffee shop, we’re bringing in a different audience rather than the bar. For people who don’t like the bar, the coffee shop is appealing, and you can still get a drink,” he said. Baked Laughs is an open-mic event, sprinkling seasoned and new performers together, with each performing five- to sevenminute comedy sets. A large portion of Baked Laughs is stand-up comedy; however, the event is billed as an “evening of stand-up comedy, storytelling, poetry and more.” Maratos conceptualised Baked Laughs to encourage all forms of live comedy. His idea was to open the floor to performers, as a variety show rather than just stand-

up comedy, to encourage community participation on stage. “I was looking for a way to get more comedians ou, and I figured if it was marketed as not just a stand-up show, it would help people get adjusted. It’s a different style of comedy,” said Maratos. Another reason Maratos chose performing at the Baked Café, over a traditional bar, was to help attract a wider range of audience and performers. Marley Tredger is a 17-yearold comic who began performing stand-up last year. Because Baked Café doesn’t have the same age restrictions as a bar may have, she is able to hone her comedy craft and continue her stand-up act at Baked Laughs, on a regular basis. “It is consistently my favourite show to do. The crowd is always a lot of fun. The comics are ridiculously talented and it’s been an absolute joy being able to work with them,” said Tredger. Another regular performer is Oshea Jephson. Jephson was encouraged to try stand-up—for the first time, at Baked Laughs—and was hooked. “It really is a little family. No one is there to beat you down or make you quit. People are excited to laugh, and if you can do that, you’ve tapped into the best drug there is,” he said. Baked Laughs continues to showcase new and existing comedy talent in Whitehorse, and Maratos encourages both audience and performers to check it out. “Once a month you get to come out and laugh your butt off for two hours. We need more laughter in the world, and Baked Laughs provides that. It’s in a licensed coffee shop and it provides a comfortable environment. I can’t imagine not having a regular comedy night in Whitehorse.”

Marley Tredger entertains the Baked Laughs crowd

PHOTOS: courtesy of Baked Laughs

by Jason Westover

PHOTO: Kim Melton

Baked Laughs producer, George Maratos

The next edition of Baked Laughs will be on June 20 @ 7:30 p.m. (you pay at the door). If you would like to perform at the event, you can arrive at the door or contact George Maratos at bakedlaughs@gmail.com.

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

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A weekend of fun activities for the whole family!

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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.

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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY On June 21, all across the Yukon, we will be celebrating the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal Peoples

by Kylie Campbell

PHOTO: Glenda Bolt – Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre

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t’s the longest day of the year, and what better way to appreciate this new Yukon statutory holiday than to visit local First Nations and to be part of this national celebration and enjoy live music, artist demonstrations, traditional food, ceremonies and more.

Draft agenda

Dawson City – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation at Dänoja Zho Cultural Centre

• 12:30 p.m. – Greeting from Chief Roberta Joseph; Greeting From Dawson City Mayor, Wayne Potoroka

Summer solstice is a busy time for Dawson City, with the city vibrating with events under the midnight sun. A showcase of local and visiting musicians, primarily fiddle players, including local Ecka Janus, will be performing. The cultural centre will be open to the public and there will be events for kids. Moosehide Gathering hosts a concession fundraiser with an affordable barbecue lunch.

National Aboriginal Day in Dawson City 2017

• 11 a.m. – Fire light • 11:30 a.m. – Food concession opens for lunch and snacks • 12 p.m. – MC welcome and Elder prayer • 12:10 p.m. – Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers and Drummers

• 12:50 p.m. – Music and entertainment. Fiddle and singersongwriters in partnership with North Klondike Highway Music Society • 2 p.m. – Dänojà Zho exhibits and films open • 4 p.m. – Entertainment completed • 4:30 p.m. Dänojà Zho closed for the day Events will be covered live on 106.9 FM CFYT Radio. Also, listen in online at cfyt.ca

Whitehorse – Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

The National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) will be jam-packed with activities and programming. Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Ta’an Kwach’an Council and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre are all partners in this celebration held in Whitehorse. Opening ceremonies will begin at noon at the KDCC fire pit, with demonstrations and a local arts market along the Yukon River. Main-stage performances will span throughout the afternoon and evening and will feature dance groups from across the Yukon, as well as a variety of musical performances. The Solstice Feast, sponsored by NorthwesTel, will kickoff after the opening ceremonies. This is a free feast open to all. The National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at the KDCC is open to everyone. All are welcome. cont’d on page 19 ...

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National Aboriginal Day ... cont’d

Mayo - Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation at NND Government House

National Aboriginal Day is celebrated in communities across the Yukon: Carcross: Carcross Commons Carmacks: Location varies each year Dawson City: Dänoja Zho Cultural Centre

NND Government House, in Mayo, will play host to a number of performances and workshops throughout the day, and lunch and dinner will be provided. The themes for the 2018 Aboriginal Day celebration are the ruling of the Peel Watershed court case and honouring youth. At this year’s event, there will be a youth mural project with Northern Tutchone artist Lianne Charlie.

Haines Junction: Da kų “Our House” Cultural Centre Mayo: NND Government House Teslin: Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

Haines Junction – Champagne and Aishihik First Nations at Da kų Cultural Centre

Whitehorse: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations will again offer free stew and bannock to visitors who drop in to Da Kų Cultural Centre on National Aboriginal Day. Enjoy traditional foods while admiring the majestic backdrop of Kluane National Park. Stop in at the centre and learn about the pioneering First Nations in the Yukon.

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Enjoying the events at the KDCC in 2017 Exploring local markets at the KDCC in 2017

• 11 a.m. – Stew and bannock • 1 p.m. – Cake

Performers at the 2017 National Aboriginal Day celebrations at the KDCC

• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Mini Button Blanket Workshop Come and enjoy events that recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Aboriginal peoples across Canada, including the Yukon, on Thursday 21 June. For more information, contact the local First Nations at (867) 634-4200 or the cultural centre at (867) 634-3300.

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

Enjoying events at the KDCC in 2017 Taking part in music celebrations at the KDCC in 2017

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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wed. Jun. 13 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Sun. Jun. 17 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 am St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Jun. 17 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 am Atlin Christian Centre Wed. Jun. 20 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre BEAVER CREEK Fri. Jun. 15 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. Jun. 16 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. Jun. 18 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. Jun. 19 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

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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 Wed. Jun. 13 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jun. 14 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jun. 14 Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jun. 14 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. Jun. 14 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Thu. Jun. 14 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Fri. Jun. 15 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Fri. Jun. 15 Paris Pick 7:00 pm Caribou Crossing Coffee Shop Sat. Jun. 16 Haá Shiyí - Our Songs 5:30 pm Carcross Commons Selkirk Spirit Dancers, A celebration of First Nation Culture, free event. Sat. Jun. 16 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Jun. 17 Sewing Sessions 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Jun. 17 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon. Jun. 18 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Jun. 18 Tlingit Language Course Advanced Carcross Tlingit Immersion Camp To register or for more information email info@ ynic.ca or call 668-8820 Tue. Jun. 19 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jun. 19 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jun. 19 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. Jun. 19 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Jun. 19 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Jun. 19 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. Jun. 20 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Jun. 16 to Sun. Jun. 17 General Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

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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. Jun. 13 Latin Rhythm - Beginner 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Latin music and move your body with salsa, bachata and merengue! Call 993-5005 or stop by the office to register Wed. Jun. 13 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Wed. Jun. 13 Latin Rhythm - Intermediate 8:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Latin music and move your body with salsa, bachata and merengue! Call 993-5005 or stop by the office to register Thu. Jun. 14 Orchid Acres 7:00 pm Dawson City Meet at the entrance to the Yukon River Campground in West Dawson This site boasts impressive patches of Spotted Lady’s-slipper orchids. Thu. Jun. 14 Dawson On Screen 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Admission by Donation, An encore screening of films by Dawson City filmmakers from the 2018 DCISFF. Thu. Jun. 14 Footsteps Through Time 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Thu. Jun. 14 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. Jun. 15 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jun. 15 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jun. 15 Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Fri. Jun. 15 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre

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Fri. Jun. 15 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jun. 15 Harmonica George 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jun. 15 Campfire Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Sat. Jun. 16 Guided Hike: Grizzly Lake Trail 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sat. Jun. 16 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. Jun. 16 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Jun. 16 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sat. Jun. 16 Battle of the Bands 7:00 pm Westminster Hotel Perform a 30 minute set for the crowd and judges, all for a cash prize! To sign up email pinkpalacewest@gmail.com Sat. Jun. 16 Winona Wilde & Emily Barnes 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A fierce, funny, feminist who has built quite a body of work and achievements for her original songs in only 5 short years. Tickets at KIAC or at the door. Sun. Jun. 17 Guided Hike: North Klondike Trail 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sun. Jun. 17 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. Jun. 17 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. Jun. 18 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Jun. 18 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Jun. 18 Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Mon. Jun. 18 Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 6:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Mon. Jun. 18 Author Presentation - Sandy Pool 7:00 pm Dawson City Community Library Refreshments provided. 867-993-5571 dclib@ klondiker.com Tue. Jun. 19 Cooking Club 6:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Email for more information. youthoutreach@trondek.ca Tue. Jun. 19 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Jun. 19 Campfire Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Wed. Jun. 20 Bannock 3:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Wed. Jun. 20 Hand Building with Clay 6:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Learn the basics of hand building with clay, including pinching, coiling and building with slabs. Call 993-5005 or stop by the office to register. Wed. Jun. 20 Latin Rhythm - Beginner 7:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Latin music and move your body with salsa, bachata and merengue! Call 993-5005 or stop by the office to register Wed. Jun. 20 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Wed. Jun. 20 Latin Rhythm - Intermediate 8:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Latin music and move your body with salsa, bachata and merengue! Call 993-5005 or stop by the office to register

Thu. Jun. 14 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. Jun. 14 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Jun. 14 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Jun. 14 Circuit Training 5:00 pm Haines Junction Call Steve at 296-6097 for more information. Thu. Jun. 14 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Jun. 14 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri. Jun. 15 Shakwak Pool - AquaFit 8:30 am Shakwak Valley Pool Fri. Jun. 15 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Fri. Jun. 15 Friday Night Salmon Bake - Finch Collective 6:00 pm Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Sat. Jun. 16 Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay Dezadeash River Day Use Area From Haines Junction, YT to Haines, AK. Contact: Judy Ewald for more information 667-4237 Sun. Jun. 17 Shakwak Pool - AquaFit 8:30 am Shakwak Valley Pool Sun. Jun. 17 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Service Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943 Mon. Jun. 18 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jun. 19 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. Jun. 19 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jun. 19 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. Jun. 20 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. Jun. 20 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School

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Wed. Jun. 13 Faro Parent & Tot Swim 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Jun. 13 Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Jun. 13 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu. Jun. 14 Shuffleboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Thu. Jun. 14 Environment Club 3:45 pm Del Van Gorder School Fri. Jun. 15 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun. Jun. 17 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Jun. 17 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Jun. 19 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. Jun. 19 Shuffleboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Wed. Jun. 20 Faro Parent & Tot Swim 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Jun. 20 Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Jun. 20 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

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Wed. Jun. 13 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. Jun. 13 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Jun. 13 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Jun. 14 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku

MARSH LAKE

Wed. Jun. 13 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Jun. 14 Choir 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Jun. 15 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jun. 16 Bridge club 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jun. 16 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. Jun. 19 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Jun. 19 Yoga with Richard 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Jun. 20 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre

Wed. Jun. 13 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Jun. 14 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Jun. 14 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Jun. 15 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Jun. 17 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Jun. 18 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Jun. 19 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Jun. 19 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. Jun. 19 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Wed. Jun. 20 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Wed. Jun. 13 to Thu. Jun. 14 Lateral Kindness Workshop NA-CHO NYAK DUN FIRST NATION To register call 996-2265

OLD CROW

Wed. Jun. 13 Parent & Tot Playtime 2:00 pm Old Crow Community Center For babies to age 6. Wed. Jun. 13 Parent & Tot Gym 3:30 pm Old Crow Community Center For babies to age 6. Thu. Jun. 14 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Fri. Jun. 15 Bike Club 3:30 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Jun. 17 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Jun. 19 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Tue. Jun. 19 Community Ball Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Wed. Jun. 20 Parent & Tot Playtime 2:00 pm Old Crow Community Center For babies to age 6. Wed. Jun. 20 Parent & Tot Gym 3:30 pm Old Crow Community Center For babies to age 6.

TAGISH

Wednesdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Jun. 13 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Thu. Jun. 14 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

Sat. Jun. 16 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Jun. 16 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@ tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat. Jun. 16 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Jun. 16 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun. Jun. 17 Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast 9:30 am Tagish Community Centre Special Menu & Dad Eats For Free! 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon.org Sun. Jun. 17 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 pm Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@ gmail.com Mon. Jun. 18 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jun. 19 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. Jun. 20 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed. Jun. 20 Service Canada Session for Seniors - Elders 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Discuss financial services that may apply to youi.e.: CPP, EI, OAS etc. All Are Welcome Wed. Jun. 20 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Jun. 20 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN

Thu. Jun. 14 Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 3354250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri. Jun. 15 Girls Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Fri. Jun. 15 Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 3354250 for more information. Tue. Jun. 19 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. Jun. 19 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. Jun. 19 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@ttcteslin.com

WATSON LAKE

Thu. Jun. 14 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu. Jun. 14 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Jun. 14 Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Sat. Jun. 16 Arts in the Park & Farmers Market 12:00 pm Wye Lake Park Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Sat. Jun. 16 Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 am Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sun. Jun. 17 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Jun. 18 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Jun. 19 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue. Jun. 19 Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue. Jun. 19 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 pm Town of Watson Lake Wed. Jun. 20 Infant Massage 1:00 pm Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage, to improve bonding, sleeping periods, colic, and much more. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call 536-2125 for more info. Weekdays Youth Activity Club 3:15 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre For grades 5-11, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Meaghen 536-8023 for more information.

HAINES

Daily, Wednesdays to Mondays Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 11-12:30| Mon/Wed/Fri 5:30-7 | Sat/Sun 1:30-3 #907-766-2666 Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30| #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Homework Help, 5:30 pm Haines Public Library #907-7662545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Until Sat. Jul 14 From Forest to Finish: A Story of Wood in the Chilkat Valley Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre The exhibit celebrates our forests, the role the trees play in our valley, and the people who are supported by our vast and beautiful timber resource. Wed. Jun. 13 Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar

Wed. Jun. 13 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jun. 14 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jun. 14 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jun. 14 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Jun. 15 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 pm American Legion Fri. Jun. 15 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Jun. 15 Story Time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. Jun. 15 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Jun. 15 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Jun. 16 Haines Farmers Market 10:00 am Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Sat. Jun. 16 Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Jun. 17 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Jun. 17 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. Jun. 18 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jun. 18 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon. Jun. 18 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. Jun. 20 Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Jun. 20 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Jun. 13 to Sat. Jun. 16 AKtive Basketball Camp Haines Community Centre Will focus on fundamentals, attention to detail, mindset, and an array of drills that campers can take away and work on with others or on their own. Call for more information. 907-314-0481

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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. Jun. 13 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 Wed. Jun. 13 Karaoke Jam 9:00 pm Bonanza Bar & Grill Thu. Jun. 14 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Jun. 14 Full Time Foragers 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Thu. Jun. 14 Mat Pilates 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Jun. 14 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Fri. Jun. 15 Dance Night Fridays 9:00 pm Red Onion Saloon Fri. Jun. 15 Friday Night Dance Night 10:00 pm Bonanza Bar & Grill Fri. Jun. 15 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Jun. 16 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Jun. 16 Skagway Garden City Market 3:00 pm Skagway Traditional Council Jewellery, Hot Sauce, Candles, Spices, Lip Balms & Salves and more! 907-612-0267 Sat. Jun. 16 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Jun. 16 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Jun. 17 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jun. 18 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jun. 18 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. Jun. 18 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jun. 18 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jun. 19 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jun. 19 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. Jun. 19 Mat Pilates 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Jun. 19 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Wed. Jun. 20 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 Wed. Jun. 20 Karaoke Jam 9:00 pm Bonanza Bar & Grill


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Your Backyard The Tintina Trench The Yukon sliced in two ....

There was a not-so-urban myth out there that you could see the Tintina Trench from the moon. That is not true, unless the person on the moon had a good telescope. You can see the Tintina Trench from space, though, from the International Space Station. Most of the rest of us will have to use Google Earth, which shows it just as well too.

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he Tintina Trench is a geological feature that cuts the territory in a slightly kinked, almost straight line. From Watson Lake in the southeast it runs to just south of Ross River, through Faro, on to Stewart Crossing, then just north of Dawson. Downstream, northwest of Dawson, the trench picks up the Yukon River as it flows past Forty Mile, across the border to Eagle and just past Circle, Alaska.

The easiest way to see it is on the Yukon Geological Survey terrane map. Terranes are groups of different rocks that are related. On the map you can see the big difference in colours representing different terranes on either side of the Tintina Trench. The Tintina Trench is actually a series of parallel faults in the rock in a zone anywhere from one to 15 kilometres wide and 1,000 kilometres long. The fault is what

is known as a strike-slip fault. The ground doesn’t move up or down, the two sides along either side of the fault slide or slip horizontally in different directions. Pretend you are standing still on one side of the fault, facing your friend on the other side of the fault. If your friend appears to be moving to your right, the fault it is called right lateral. If your friend moves to your left it is left lateral.

If you and your friend hung out on the Tintina fault for the duration, not only would you be really old, but your friend would be about 430 kilometres to your right. Dawson City and Ross River were actually those “friends,” a long time ago. Dawson and Ross River were only a few kilometres apart, but on different sides of the fault. Modern geophysical tools allow geoscientists to see deep within

PHOTO: Hugh Copland

Looking across the trench, just south of Moose Creek, with Stewart River in the foreground

the Earth’s crust. Surveys across the Tintina Trench have sent seismic waves many kilometres down into the crust to record the reflections that come back. Much the same way that oil and gas companies explore today, but much deeper. The survey indicated a steep-sided break in the rocks, all the way through the crust, down to a depth of 30-plus kilometres. Today, the Tintina system is relatively quiet—both movement and earthquake wise—compared to the southwest Yukon. The drive between Ross River and Dawson should not be getting stretched longer in the near future. The Tintina Trench is related to the Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia. Running south of the Yukon border, the Rocky Mountain Trench continues south through Mackenzie, Valemount , Golden, past Cranbrook and into Montana. The first written reference of the name “Tintina Trench” was by Joseph Keele in a 1904 Geological Survey of Canada Annual Report. The word is referenced to be from the Tahltan language. This linear break through many mountain ranges served as a natural transportation route to the First Peoples here. The lowlands were generally full of rivers or lakes. Good for both transportation and wildlife. The trench system is also a natural corridor cont’d on page 23 ...

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The Tintina Trench ... cont’d Yukon Geological Survey—Terrane Map

PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Geological Survey

Between Stewart Crossing and the Dempster turnoff, you will zig zag across the trench about four times. It won’t be easy to see exactly where this happens along the highway. Keep the trench in mind as you travel. See if you can spot any indications as you drive along. There are a number of good vantage points along the route to safely pull over and look at the general topography and see if you can spot any features of the Tintina Trench. The best place to start your Klondike Highway Tintina Trench drive is at either end of the section. In the North , the Government of Yukon rest area, about 60 kilometres south of Dawson City, is dedicated to the Tintina Trench. Interpretative panels show how glaciation has changed the flow of major rivers in the trench. At the other end of this section, by the north end of the bridge, over the Stewart River, is an outcropping of rock. This is one of the few areas you will see bedrock by the highway, near the trench, and one of the most colourful for sure. If you are on the Faro–Ross River section, the Lapie River, crossing on the South Canol Road, is worth the stop. It’s about six kilometres south from the Robert Campbell Highway intersection. Here you are very close to the southwestern edge of the trench, with good exposures of rock along the river. See if you can see any indications of the faulting .

on the Pacific Flyway for swans, cranes and other migratory birds. Before GPS, pilots relied on the long, straight valleys of both the Rocky Mountain and Tintina Trench systems for navigation in poorer weather. The fault system was thought to have started moving about 170-million years ago, with the majority of movement occurring 70- to 110-million years ago. The exact rate of movement is not known and it probably varied. The best modern-day analogy to the Tintina system is the very active San Andreas Fault in southern California. It, too, is a right lateral fault slowly moving the Los Angeles area up the coast towards Alaska. Its rate of movement averages two to four centimetres a year, but there can be big jumps. The huge 1906 San Francisco earthquake moved the ground eight metres all at once. You can actually drive along the trench on our beautiful Yukon highways. The section of the Robert Campbell Highway between Faro and Ross River travels right along the trench. The longest section for driving along the trench is the 135-kilometre section be-

tween Stewart Crossing and the Dempster Highway turnoff on the North Klondike Highway. You will not see too many rocky outcrops on either highway. The fault systems generally form low areas, which, over the millennia, fill with sediments and glacial till. The section between Ross River and Faro is almost entirely overlain by thick glacial tills made of sand, silt and cobbles. The area from Stewart Crossing to Dawson did not experience the last glaciation but has undergone a long period of erosion and buildup of residual soils. If you are travelling north on the Klondike Highway, a couple of kilometres past the Ethel Lake turnoff is the spot where the fault is mapped as crossing the highway. Although you will not see too much indication of it as you drive. Actual closeup evidence of the faults themselves has been uncovered farther north. Placer miners on All Gold Creek , about 55 kilometres south of Dawson, reported areas “hundreds of feet wide” of bedrock gouged and crushed to sand. Highways work in that area has also uncovered similar occurrences.

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Here are a couple of pictures of Emerald Lake I took using my drone.

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10:00 AM Tlingit Cedar Hat Weaving - 5:00 PM with Heather Callaghan (5 days)

$400

9:00 AM Intro to Metal Smithing / $85 - 6:00 PM Bowl Forming with Michael Massie

11:00 AM Acrylic Painting - day - 5:00 PM with Jean Taylor (2 days)

$75

$100 9:30 AM Carved Mammoth Ivory - 5:30 PM Silver Earrings with George Roberts

1:00 PM Beaded Hide Key Chain - 4:00 PM with Elizabeth Kyikavichik

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10:00 AM Toddler Seal Skin Booties - 5:00 PM with Fur with Cathy Cockney

1:00 PM Hide Medicine Bag - 5:00 PM with Dolores Scheffen

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$100

Soapstone Carving

$85

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$45 1:30 PM Mi’Kmaq Inspired Clay - 4:30 PM Pinch Pots (4") with Nancy Oakley

10:30 AM Advanced Porcupine Quill Work $85 - 5:30 PM Wrapped Bracelet with Carmen Miller

2:00 PM First Nations Design - 4:00 PM & Technique with Ben Gribben

$25

11:00 AM Beaded Hide Business - 5:00 PM Card Holder with Lena Moon

2:00 PM Traditional Sami Band - 5:00 PM Weaving with Inga Wiktoria

$45

Warp Spinning (Mountain Goat $45 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wool & Bark) with Ricky Tagaban

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Wet Felted Slippers with Fur 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM with Velma Olsen

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10:30 AM Traditional Grass Sewing - 4:30 PM with Anna Hoover

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11:00 AM Beading the Cosmos - 4:00 PM with Margaret Nazon

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1:30 PM Beginner Stained Glass - 5:30 PM with Amy & Tony Tessaro

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10:00 AM Cuff Bracelet/Assorted Furs - 2:00 PM with Lena Moon

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11:00 AM Intermediate Moose - 6:00 PM Hair Tufting with Carmen Miller

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2:00 PM KI DS Cartooning (Ages 6-10) - 4:00 PM with Blair Thorson

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11:00 AM Intermediate Stained Glass - 6:00 PM with Amy Tessaro

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10:30 AM Mi’Kmaq Black Ash Basketry - 2:20 PM (5") with Nancy Oakley

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11:00 AM YOUTH Copper Tooling (Ages 14+) - 2:00 PM with Blair Thorson

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Beaded Hide Key Chain 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM with Elizabeth Kyikavichik

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Sealskin Card Holder 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM with Hovak Johnston

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Mini Paddle Carving 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM with Duran Henry & NCES (2 days)

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2:00 PM YOUTH First Nations Design - 4:00 PM & Technique with Ben Gribben

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2018 GOLF GALA Presented by Finning and Meadow Lakes Golf Club for the benefit of Special Olympics Yukon

Saturday, July 7th Meadow Lakes Golf Club 10:30am Shotgun Start 4 players per team (Team Scramble Format) RAIN OR SHINE

Cost: $420 for team of 4 or $125 single Deadline to register Tuesday, July 3 Includes: 9 holes of golf INCLUDING 1 CART per team, pre-round McDonalds Breakfast sandwich and coffee, post round gourmet BBQ hamburger lunch provided by Mic Mac Toyota, great contests and Team prizes

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Active Interest LISTINGS Weekly, Sundays to Fridays, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed. Jun. 13 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed. Jun. 13 Free - Total Body Conditioning Classes 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Email jennifer.marguerin@gmail.com for more information Wed. Jun. 13 Velocity summer training 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed. Jun. 13 Wheaton Wednesdays 5:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon For people who have Level 2 or Lapie River Course and want a tune up or to paddle in a supported environment? Shuttle and gear provided if needed. Register online. Thu. Jun. 14, Fri. Jun. 15, Tue. Jun.19 Group Outdoor Mountain Fitness Training 6:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 336-0007 for more info or register online. Thu. Jun. 14 Archery 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu. Jun. 14 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jun. 14 Insanity Live Mornings 6:00 am Peak Fitness Extreme cardio conditioning program that will transform your body. Drop in or sign up call 335-4281 or email brittyfit@gmail. com for more info. Thu. Jun. 14 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jun. 14 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Jun. 15 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Jun. 15 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Jun. 15 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Jun. 15 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 6335245 for more info. Sat. Jun. 16 Drawing Animals in the Wild 10:00 am Yukon Wildlife Preserve Learn a range of techniques for drawing our furry friends. Topics will include an introduction to basic anatomy, gesture, proportion, and creating texture. To register call 667-4080.

Sat. Jun. 16 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sun. Jun. 17 Archery 3D event 9:30 pm Biathlon Range Sun. Jun. 17 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 17 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 17 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 17 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 17 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Archery 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Tue. Jun. 19 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Insanity Live Mornings 6:00 am Peak Fitness Extreme cardio conditioning program that will transform your body. Drop in or sign up call 335-4281 or email brittyfit@gmail. com for more info. Tue. Jun. 19 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 19 Pilates for Men 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Pilates an excellent technique for whole-body fitness, as well as a foundation for cross training with other kinds of sports and exercise. Register online or call 3343479 for more information. Wed. Jun. 20 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed. Jun. 20 Free - Total Body Conditioning Classes 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Email jennifer.marguerin@gmail.com for more information Wed. Jun. 20 Velocity summer training 4:30 pm Biathlon Range Wed. Jun. 20 Wheaton Wednesdays 5:30 pm Whitehorse, Yukon For people who have Level 2 or Lapie River Course and want a tune up or to paddle in a supported environment? Shuttle and gear provided if needed. Register online.

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Wellness LISTINGS Wednesdays and Mondays Bikram Heated Yoga 7:15 pm Grace Space Bikram Yoga is a Hatha yoga style including pranayama and 26 asanas in a heated environment. Open to all levels, email davlaferriere@gmail.com for more details. Wed. Jun. 13 All Levels Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed. Jun. 13 Hips Hams Better Backs 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Beginner/experienced beginner – stretch, standing poses, back healing work. To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Wed. Jun. 13 Pineapple Chakra! Acroyoga & Conditioning 7:45 am Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Develop strength and form for handstands, and find length, strength, and stability with this energetic multi-person conditioning series. No partner required. 3348599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Wed. Jun. 13 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Jun. 13 Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed. Jun. 13 The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 pm Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Joanne 668-7713. Wed. Jun. 13 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Jun. 13 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Thu. Jun. 14 YIN Yoga Workshop 6:15 pm Grace Space A 2 hour workshop on the practice and foundations of Yin Yoga. Email or call to register 336-2718 davlaferriere@gmail.com Fri. Jun. 15 Chakra Series: Manipura Acro Workshop 7:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Build your strength with conditioning, deepen your flexibility practice with some well-deserved yin yoga. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Fri. Jun. 15 Morning Yoga 7:00 am Alpine Bakery Email wallymaltz@mac.com or call 335.9385 to register or for more information. Fri. Jun. 15 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat. Jun. 16 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or

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someone they know. Everyone welcome Sat. Jun. 16 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat. Jun. 16 Yin Yoga & Foam Rolling 10:00 am Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Yin yoga is a gentle, quiet practice suitable for all levels. Foam rollers and/or balls will be used for self-massage & myofascial release. Email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com for more information. Mon. Jun. 18 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Jun. 18 Hospice Walking Group 6:30 pm S.S.Klondike An opportunity to share your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the companionship of others who are grieving. Call or email for more details. 667-7429 info@ hospiceyukon.net Mon. Jun. 18 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 pm 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Meeting every first and third Monday of the Month Mon. Jun. 18 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Jun. 18 Seniors Aqua Fit 1:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Mon. Jun. 18 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Tue. Jun. 19 Morning Yoga 7:00 am Alpine Bakery Email wallymaltz@mac.com or call 335.9385 to register or for more information. Tue. Jun. 19 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@ weightwatchers.ca Wed. Jun. 20 All Levels Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed. Jun. 20 Hips Hams Better Backs 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Beginner/experienced beginner – stretch, standing poses, back healing work. To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Wed. Jun. 20 Pineapple Chakra! Acroyoga & Conditioning 7:45 am Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Develop strength and form for handstands, and find length, strength, and stability with this energetic multi-person conditioning series. No partner required. 3348599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Wed. Jun. 20 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes,

and family supports. Wed. Jun. 20 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Jun. 20 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children

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

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Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com

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BC/DC is back (not on Black, on Jarvis) ‘Canada’s favourite rock ’n’ roll salute’ to play in Whitehorse again on June 15 and 16 at the Jarvis Street Saloon by Manus Hopkins

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t’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ’n’ roll, but British Columbia’s famed tribute act to legendary rockers AC/DC, aptly named BC/DC, is already there. Paying homage to a band that has inspired generations of musicians to learn to play and form their own bands, BC/DC takes pride in separating themselves from “tribute acts claiming to be “North America’s #1 clone’ or ‘just like the real thing.’” On June 15 and 16, Yukoners will have the chance to once again experience the group that has “so successfully branded the Aussie band’s timeless raunch with such epic rock ’n’ roll fury, while also managing to bottle the essence of

a wild frontier lifestyle,” live in concert, as they proclaim in their promotions. BC/DC will be performing two nights at the Jarvis Street Saloon, with support from special guests Leg Up Hands Down as the opening act. BC/DC pays homage to AC/ DC’s entire career, putting its own twist on the rock ’n’ roll that fans know and love. They describe their guitarist as a “maniac,” noting that he occasionally wears an Evel Knievel costume on stage and that they have a lead singer who acts as a hybrid of AC/DC’s two frontmen and goes by the stage name Brian “Bon” Johnscottson. Fans of AC/DC and enthusiasts of rock ’n’ roll history—this band is for you.

BC/DC brings an over-the-top stage energy to a show of high-voltage rock ’n’ roll The past few years have been some of the most tumultuous in AC/DC’s career. It came as something of a shock to fans when drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in 2014 for attempting to procure a

murder and for possession of illegal substances, and sentenced to eight months of house arrest. The band chose to continue without him, recruiting Chris Slade, instead, who had previously replaced Rudd in the 1980s. Since group founder Malcolm Young unfortunately had to step down after being diagnosed with dementia that same year, the band has never been the same and younger brother Angus has been the only remaining original member. To add to the turmoil, in 2016, long-time lead vocalist Brian Johnson was also forced to leave the group due to hearing loss and was replaced by Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose, for the remainder of the tour that was already underway at this time. The older Young brother tragically passed away last November from complications with his dementia, leaving the rock world to mourn and the future of AC/DC more uncertain than ever.

PHOTOS: courtesy of BC/DC With the greatest rock bands in the world gradually disappearing, it is tribute bands like BC/DC who keep alive the legacies of the artists who changed the world. Few tribute bands have seen the success BC/DC has. This is a band that has toured the world, playing in such countries as China, Thailand, Mexico and the United States. Its biggest-ever concert had an attendance of 24,000 people. Make sure you don’t miss out on one of two evenings full of massive energy, wild times and high-voltage rock ’n’ roll. Advance tickets are available at Triple J’s Music Café and the Jarvis Street Saloon. Check out BC/DC’s website, www. bcdc.ca, for more.

Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorsebased journalism student and musician.

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JUNE 16, 2018 11th Annual Fishermen’s Community Barbecue, State Fairgrounds

A King Salmon dinner at Dalton City with music, dancing and a beer garden to celebrate Southeast Alaska’s wild Salmon fisheries. Contact: SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476; Email: director@seakfair.org www.seakfair.org.

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JUNE SATURDAYS Farmers Market, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds

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