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bud Summit” when I got there. I gave Cor a big bear hug and was grateful to see my good friend in fine form. After a quick bite and a few visits, it was time to pull out the guitars and get this thing going. Barnacle Bob was the first out of the post, with Kevin Barr hot on his heels. Then me and Jimmy banged out a few fiddle tunes, which made the birch sap run a little smoother. One thing I miss about the Yukon is all the characters there, especially in Dawson City. I grew up hunting and trapping with my dad in the Mackenzie Delta. In them days, there was no shortage of old-timers who still lived the old way of life. All my life I’ve been yearning for those people, and I found them in Dawson. And they were crawling out of the woodwork. Anyone worth their salt was there. I was hoping to see another Yukon legend, Cowboy Smith. Cowboy and Cor are two of my favourite Yukoners. Sure enough, he moseyed in just before Duncan hit the “ozone.” I’ve met Cowboy a few times, and he always talks about the guys from the Delta with much respect. He mushed and trapped with the best of them,
including champion dog musher Peter Norberg and fearless polar bear hunter Henry Nasagluak. So it was good to catch up with him and talk about them old-timers again. In practical terms, I haven’t known Cor that long but, like I said, the moment we met, we clicked, and it’s as if we’ve known one another our whole lives. And I can honestly say that Cor is only one of a handful that I’ve ever had that feeling with. So I didn’t know a lot of people at the party, but, as time passed, I got to know more and more people. And everyone had something good to say about Cor. He’d either saved their cheechako asses out on the trail, or they shared some hairraising experience out on the river. I revelled in their stories and ate them up like a starving hippie. Once we got playing, it was hard to take a break. My throat was drying up like the gold under The Pit, and we needed new recruits. The whiskey had loosened Reggie Audette up like a rusty nut, and he went up and did his signature tune, “Riders in the cont’d on page 3 ...
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grew up in the traditional way in and around Pelly Crossing, learning to hunt, fish and trap from my relatives and Elders. It wasn’t until I was 16 years old, though, in 1963, that I had my first real long hunting trip. During the summer, I had taken one shorter trip that gave me a taste of what I was in for. I went with Alex Joe, Charlie Joe and Stanley Johnson, and a bunch of dogs, out to Grayling Lakes, about 30 kilometres northwest of Pelly. We first made a raft in Pelly and ﬂoated down the Pelly River to McGinty Island. From there, we struck north on foot, to cover the 15 kilometres to Grayling Lakes, camping one night along the way. We shot two moose there and spent three days cutting up and drying the meat. Grayling Lakes is well-named. There were so many fish surfacing that it looked like it was raining. Once the meat was dry, we packed up and spent about 13 hours walking out, first following the creek towards the river,
to a foot trail, and then following the trail and sidehills up the river, across Willow Creek and back to Pelly. September came and I really did not want to go back to Yukon Hall school. They were so strict there. I heard that Alex Joe, George Joe and Danny Edwards—all young men in their early 20s—were going up the river on a hunting trip. I went to see Alex and asked if I could go. He told me it was OK but that I should ask my mother first. She wasn’t home, so I took that as a yes and packed up to go. I got together all I thought I’d need of the things I had my 30.06 with 11 shells, two pair of moccasins, a needle and some sinew for repairs, and food for me and three dogs—ﬂour, baking powder, tea, sugar, rolled oats, rice, macaroni, soup mix and dried fish. I packed up the dogs and we were off with my three guides and seven other dogs. The men and dogs were all packing food and gear, which included a small wall tent. We started out hiking along
the south side of the Pelly River and camped across from the high bank near where Roger Alfred’s fish camp is now, about 13K up the river as the crow ﬂies. The weather was sunny and warm during the day and cool at night. On the second day, we continued up the Pelly River to Needlerock Creek, covering about 15 kilometres each day, and spent the second night at a small lake, Godelin Lake, south of the Pelly River. Each night, we’d set up the wall tent and sleep in our bedrolls for warmth, but the weather stayed good. On the fifth day, we headed north to the river at Winter Crossing, and one of the dogs got lost (along with the gear he was carrying). There was a high cache, at this spot, and we found a can of salt there that we took along on our trip. We built a raft out of some 16to 18-foot dry trees there that was just good enough to get us across the river. We took the packs off the cont’d on page 5...
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First hunting trip, with the best guides... cont’d dogs and they had to swim across. For the next two days, we hiked up the north side of the Pelly River to a spot a couple of bends below the Tummel River. We decided to have a look at George Fairclough’s old trading post there, so we tied up the dogs, hiked up the river a few kilometres and built ourselves another raft. We ﬂoated down to the old trading post and pulled in. Everything was still standing and, although all the store goods were gone, the shelving and cupboards were all still intact. We pushed off again and ﬂoated back down to our campsite from the night before, dismantled our raft so we could keep the ropes and spent another night there. The next day, we started our hike north towards the MacMillan River. This was a rough go because the dogs kept running away, probably chasing moose, and most came back with no packs. Along with the packs went our stash of food, so now we had to start hunting for our livelihoods. For the rest of the trip, all we had to eat was meat and the berries that we found along the way. Alex shot a beaver and we ate that for dinner, on what was then our ninth night out on the trip. The next day, we walked up the MacMillan River, just above Lone Mountain, arriving very hungry, and set up camp. We went hunting that night and shot a moose just before dark at a small lake called Horseshoe Lake. We boiled up the ribs for dinner, for us and the nine remaining dogs, before settling in for the night. Fortunately, we still had our tent and a few blankets, so we were able to stay warm enough,
and the weather stayed dry. We hiked up to the moose kill in the morning and spent the next three days drying the meat. From there, we walked about another 10 kilometres up the MacMillan River to a dry slough above Moose River. We made a raft there and ﬂoated down to the old trading post just downriver of the Moose River. It was long since abandoned but all still standing—there was the old trading post, complete with cash register, a high cache, sleeping quarters and about nine other cabins in various states of repair. Alex found a good length of halfinch cable and packed this onto the raft. We ﬂoated back down that night to our campsite where we’d first reached the MacMillan. We strung the cable between two sturdy trees and hung all of our dry meat there, about 15 feet above the ground, to keep it out of reach of bears and other would-be thieves. We again loaded ourselves onto our raft, in the morning, crossed the MacMillan River and hiked up along its north shore to the Moose River, where we spent our fifteenth night out. We hiked up the Moose River, over the next two days, to a spot about two-thirds of the way to Moose Lake. With our diet of just meat and berries, it seemed like we were hungry all the time. We shot two more moose and settled into our camp for three days to cut up and dry all the meat. Then it was time to start thinking about getting all this meat home. It took us three trips to pack all the meat, and what was left out of our gear, down to the MacMillan River. The Moose River cut through high banks here, so we had to cut down two trees so that we and the dogs could cross. One of the moose was very large and Danny and George wanted the antlers, so they packed them as well. We finally got all the meat down
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to Dry Slough on the MacMillan River. It was the first time I’d even been there and the first time I’d seen trees so big. There were some spruce trees so huge that three men couldn’t reach around them. George was cutting wood later that day and the sound of his cutting attracted another bull moose. George came racing back to camp and right into a bee nest, so he was really hopping around by the time he reached us. We shot that moose, too, and spent the night there. On Day 21, we hung up all our meat and hiked up the MacMillan River—to a place in a burn where Alex knew we could get some good wood to build a raft, to get us and all our meat and dogs home. He had packed a Swede saw and big spikes and we had our raft of solid 24-foot logs. We shot another moose on a sandbar across the river, finished building our raft and went across the river to skin it out. We then ﬂoated back to Dry Slough, with the fresh meat, and spent another night there. Finally, we were ready to start on our way home. We loaded everything up on our raft and started down the river. We came around a bend and ran into a drift pile. Alex had lots of experience on the river and yelled to turn the raft sideways before we reached it; so, rather than getting sucked under the drift, we went on top of it. We threw the dogs off into the river so they could swim to shore. We were able to cut two of the logs and free the raft, but we broke the supports for our paddle in the process. We drifted slowly down the river and were finally able to pull off in a deep slough where the dogs, running along the shore, caught up with us. We stayed the night there and fixed the paddle supports. During the night, one of my dogs had a litter of pups ... so we had some new passengers. We continued on our way the
next day, stopping to pick up the dry meat we’d left hanging from the cable at our first MacMillan River campsite. Hanging from a cable had worked great; the meat hadn’t been touched at all. From there, it took us five more days to get to the Pelly River. The heavily loaded raft would get stuck on gravel bars and we’d have to get it loose, but we made steady progress. We got one more moose along the way, and we loaded that meat on fresh. When we reached the top of the Needlerock Canyon, we had to stop for the night because the sun was in our eyes and we couldn’t see the water well enough to safely pass through. We were sitting on the bank of the river and heard the sound of a motor coming … it was Bob Curry and Bob Thorpe in a motorboat, the first we’d ever seen on the river. They waved and continued up the river. The next morning, we passed through the canyon, hitting one rock just under the fast-ﬂowing water, but, again, Alex’s exper-
tise with the raft ensured that we safely passed over it with no damage. We were back in Pelly by the evening. Our trip had taken us 29 days, during which we walked over 150 kilometres, packed heavy gear, built four rafts, shot six moose and lived only on meat and berries and the gear we carried on our backs. That’s so different from the way people hunt now. Six moose killed in one trip may seem excessive by today’s standards, but this was food for the winter, for several families, and we didn’t depend on grocery stores in those days. I’ve hunted and guided all my life, and this trip taught me lessons I’ve used every day since then. I couldn’t have asked for better teachers to pass on our traditional ways and get me started right.
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he 2018 Adäka Cultural Festival is just around the corner! The annual multi-disciplinary arts and culture festival will be held this summer from June 29 to July 5 at its idyllic location, the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre located on Whitehorse’s beautiful waterfront. Adäka stands for “coming into the light,” in the Southern Tutchone language, and continues to encompass just that. The Festival is dedicated to shining a light on the original and imaginative spirit of the Yukon’s First Nations, while celebrating and revitalizing arts and culture. It also encourages artists and youth to come together in a shared celebration of heritage, community and opportunity. The Adäka Cultural Festival first launched in 2011 with a vision to
preserve and foster the development of the Yukon’s diverse and unique First Nations art, culture and heritage. The festival is now recognized on a worldwide scale as an iconic festival, which includes both national and international artists. This year, Adaka shines a light on the art and culture of the circumpolar regions, providing a unique cross-cultural experience for artists and visitors alike. With this year’s circumpolar theme, artists will be coming from Alaska, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, Russia, Norway and Sweden, to participate in the weeklong event. The festival creates unique networking opportunities for both local and visiting artists of all sorts and is also a wonderful place to exchange ideas, knowledge and skills. The festival encourages and includes both Elder and youth participation and workshops, allowing traditional Indigenous knowledge to be passed on to future generations, while empowering the following generations to carry forward their heritage and stay connected with their culture in a modern-day setting. This year, over 50 Indigenous hands-on workshops will be offered and open to the public, in the festival program, allowing participants
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to learn and develop different techniques from various Indigenous arts. The art workshops have been included in the festival since its origin and they are most definitely recognized as a highlight of the annual festival. Other highlights that will be featured during the weeklong cultural event are the diverse Indigenous performing artists who will showcase a range of talents, some incorporating both their historic and modern-day culture. This will include performances of traditional dancing and drumming, rock, folk, fiddling, country gospel, contemporary music, comedy and storytelling. On top of that, every year the festival creates an art gallery and gift shop, which allows artists—both local and guest—to exhibit their masterpieces and sell their work to fellow festival participants, visitors and art lovers. Other aspects of this year’s festival program will include free and fun activities for children, “won’twant-to-miss” ticketed events, film screenings, artist collaboration, arts and cultural demonstrations and community events! To kick off the week, the Adäka Cultural Festival will be hosting an Opening Ceremony on the first day, Friday June 29. Opening the festival will be the striking Diyet & The Love Soldiers, followed by a reception and refreshments. Some of the daily programming will consist of, and feature, The Traditional Knowledge Series, The
Erin Pauls performing with Dakhká Khwáan Dancers at Adäka 2017 PHOTOS: Allan Ogilvie Stories We Tell, Indigenous Film Series, Artist Talks and main-stage programming. Also, June 30 is the Adäka Festival traditional dance day, which will end with a free community feast that will offer delicious Arctic char chowder to all who attend. On July 1, the Adäka Festival will be celebrating Canada Day, Old Crow-style. There will be live music, traditional dancing, storytelling, artist demonstrations and workshops running all day long. It is a day meant for the whole family, filled with fun activities, a little square dancing and a lot of jigging! One of the ticketed events you won’t want to miss is the much-anticipated Adäka Fashion Show, Dà Ze Tsàn, (From our Hearts). It will be held this year on Thursday July 5 at the Kwanlin Dün Centre. The show will consist of both local and circumpolar designers and will incorporate and showcase an array of Indigenous fashion and regalia featuring both modern and traditional designs. Another won’t-want-tomiss ticketed event is a folk-pop band from Greenland. Nive and the Deer Children will be performing on June 30 and will feature rising star, Aasvia (from Pangnirtung, Nunavut), as their opener. The Adäka Cultural Festival is
hosted by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT). YFNCT is a not-for-profit organization that has been continuously devoted to growing, promoting and celebrating strong and sustainable Yukon First Nations arts, culture and tourism sectors. All Adäka events will take place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. The majority of the festival events are free! However, featured evening performances are ticketed … so be sure to get your tickets as there is so much to see. If you are interested in becoming involved in this year’s Adäka Cultural Festival, there are still volunteer opportunities available. Registration is online at adakafestival.ca/volunteer. For more details or to download the festival program, visit adakafestival.ca.
Odessa Beatty is a writer at What’s Up Yukon. She is currently a student at McGill University; however, she was born and raised in the Yukon. She is passionate about arts and culture. Watch for her performing high kicks at the Klondike Follies this summer!
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had Thomas, manager of the XY Charlie Crew, is leading the development of toplevel wildland fire professionals in the Yukon, for First Nations. Wildland fire management is an important part of our public safety services in the territory, and First Nation development corporations have recognized the opportunities for their members and rural community residents. They have formed fire crews of highly trained wildland fire professionals, to provide well-paying seasonal employment in all communities. The work done by Thomas and XY Charlie Crew, the Da Daghay Development Corporation-operated (Ta’an Kwach’an Council) fire crew, has been instrumental in developing programs and wildland firefighters throughout the territory. Thomas, of Tahltan and Kaska descent, got his start in wildland fire as an emergency firefighter in 2004, when he was only 16 years old. That was a busy summer of forest fires, and firefighting agencies were taking anyone they could get at the time. Thomas was
one of hundreds of emergency firefighters employed that summer. “That  was a really busy fire season and they had a big need for fire personnel,” he said. “I was significantly younger than anyone else, but really enjoyed it that year and decided it’s what I wanted to do.” That summer was the busiest since 1976, with almost 300 fires that burned 1.7-million hectares, according to Environment Yukon statistics. In comparison, the next-busiest year had just over 250 fires with 400,000 hectares burned. After a season of literally being thrown into the fire, Thomas worked the following season as a summer student, before spending the 2006 season in Mayo with the Na-cho Nyak Dun fire crew. From 2007–2013, he worked with the Teslin Delta fire crew as a Yukon Government employee, before joining XY Charlie Crew as crew leader in 2013. In 2015, Ben Asquith became chief executive officer of Da
Daghay, and saw an opportunity to grow, promoting Thomas to manager of the program. “When Ben came in, he wasn’t from a wildland fire background, so he made me manager,” said Thomas. “Since I’ve become manager, our goal has been to grow contract firefighting in the territory. But we don’t want to step on anybody’s toes.” The key part of that work is the Beat the Heat boot camp that they run at the start of every summer. The training program is focused on training participants to a higher standard that meets the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) Type 1 Attack standard. “The goal is to get a Type 1 fire crew, so we can be listed on CIFFC and [be] able to go elsewhere,” Thomas explained. “We’re looking to send first-attack crews, so we plan to keep a 20-man crew in Whitehorse on call. They look at fuel reduction in the area in their off time, like Fire Smart.”
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Fighting forest fires is a challenging job that requires training before getting into the blaze A Type 1 fire crew listed on the CIFFC would be on call for deployment around North America, when wildland fires become too large for local forces. Thomas noted they’d like to be available for situations like in Fort McMurray when all that additional support was needed. They currently have a 14-person crew with another 20 applicants, for about 10 more jobs, according to Thomas. That includes a four-man initial attack crew that is very highly trained. They plan to get everyone to that level, to have ﬂexibility to substitute members if someone is sick or un-
available. But, training for Charlie Crew is only a portion of the work Thomas is undertaking through the boot camp. It is the training ground for other First Nation fire crews, and they hope to make Yukon First Nation wildland fire a hub for First Nations firefighters across Canada. They are also establishing themselves as a leader for First Nation fire crews in the Yukon. Thomas notes that they are available to provide any help needed, whether that be setting crews up with gear, people or training. “This year, we had over 60 participants who are employees
during a different era and he’s had a chance to create change. “When I started, it was a different time,” he said. “There was hazing and people weren’t going out of their way to help a young guy. “That’s what I kind of like [about] instructing. I like helping young guys get started.” That sentiment is shaping his future goals for the program, after they’ve established the Type 1 first-attack crew. Thomas would like to engage more with youth and high school students, to educate them on the opportunities in wildland fire. The well-paying seasonal jobs are available and wildland firefighters are needed in all communities. “It’s a great way to put yourself through university or college,” Thomas said. “Or just challenge yourself to something.” The veteran wildland firefighter has battled a lot of fire over the course of his career. “I think over two-hundred fires,” he laughed. “You start to lose count.” But the work isn’t done, because there is always a new crew
of other First Nation fire crews,” Thomas said. “All the people who passed boot camp found employment—two years in a row.” Thomas is also a certified instructor and did training for Yukon Wildland Fire Management from 2013 to 2017. He has made it a priority that everyone doing their boot camp is prepared. He noted that they’re very proud of the fact that everyone who comes through the boot camp has passed their firefighter certification. Transitioning to an instructor’s role wasn’t a planned path for Thomas, but it has been a rewarding one. He joined the profession
to teach or a fire to put out, but Thomas wouldn’t have it any other way. “When you’re a young ablebodied firefighter and you’re not being sent out to help, you’re wondering why,” he said. For more information on the XY Charlie Crew program, visit www. dadaghay.com.
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.
Younger emergency firefighters are often tasked with looking after the base, but Chad Thomas was thrown into the flames as 16 year old in 2004 when the Yukon was overwhelmed with the busiest fire season in the past 40 years
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Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at Shipyards Park until 11 AM
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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 Arts in the Park - Speed Control 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed. Jun. 20 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. Jun. 21 Electronic Summer Series Solstice Party - DJ Steve and DJKJ - Ragga, Funk & Downtempo Beats 5:00 pm Whitehorse waterfront wharf Thu. Jun. 21 Ginger Jam 8:00 pm Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Thu. Jun. 21 Jam Night with Hayley Warden and Alex Johnston 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Jun. 21 Lucie D & the Immortals - EP Release Concert 7:00 pm Baked Cafe Thu. Jun. 21 Rick Sward 8:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Thu. Jun. 21 Yukon Jack Live 9:30 pm Jarvis Street Saloon Fri. Jun. 22 Arts in the Park - Tiger Moon 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Fri. Jun. 22 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri. Jun. 22 KingSwardFish 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri. Jun. 22 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri. Jun. 22 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Sat. Jun. 23 Barn Burner Comedy Night 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Sat. Jun. 23 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Jun. 23 Solstice Saint-Jean 5:00 pm Robert Service Campground All-new musical collaborations, dancing, screenings and a unique interactive experience with artists from across the country. Free admission. solstice.afy.yk.ca Sat. Jun. 23 Traditional Irish Music Session 7:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Open Session - All Musicians Welcome, hosted by Crooked Folk Sat. Jun. 23 Yukon Jack Live 9:30 pm Jarvis Street Saloon Sun. Jun. 24 Barn Burner Comedy Night 9:00 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Sun. Jun. 24 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun. Jun. 24 Jam Session 5:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun. Jun. 24 Open Mic Jam Night hosted by Roxx & Rixx 6:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Sun. Jun. 24 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun. Jun. 24 Tigermoon 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. Jun. 25 Arts in the Park - The Canucks 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Mon. Jun. 25 Catchers Ride 6:30 pm Whisky Jacks Pub & Grill Mon. Jun. 25 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. 26 Arts in the Park - Manfred Jansen 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Tue. Jun. 26 Crooked Folk 7:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel With special guest ﬁddler Keitha Clark ﬁlling in for Katie Avery,
Wed. Jun. 27 Arts in the Park - Antarticus 7:00 pm LePage Park Free evening concert at the park Wed. Jun. 27 Arts in the Park - Borealis Soul 11:30 am LePage Park Free lunch hour concert at the park Wed. Jun. 27 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Mondays and Wednesdays Music at MacBride Summer Concert Series 7:00 pm MacBride Museum
Wed. Jun. 20 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Jun. 20 Midday Church Service 12:15 pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, refocus. Music, silence, readings. Wed. Jun. 20 TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co) space coworking space` Each week we’ll select a new topic/Talk and hang around to discuss! You never know what amazing things some shots of mid-week creativity will spark. Wed. Jun. 20 Introduction to Stone Setting - Jewellery 5:00 pm Arts Underground 4 hour course provides the fundamental techniques for the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry. No previous experience required! To register call 667-4080. Wed. Jun. 20 The Alpha Course 6:30 pm Yukon Bible Fellowship Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe. Call 668-5689 or email email@example.com for more information. Wed. Jun. 20 Peter Krasinski and Simon Couture 7:00 pm Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Refreshment swill be served. For more information or to contact Peter and Simon when they are in town, please call Jean Dacko at 6682091. Wed. Jun. 20 Summer Solstice Pub Crawl 7:00 pm Coast High Country Inn Stop at 5 bars with exclusive drink specials, games and prizes! Register online. Wed. Jun. 20 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Jun. 20 Drinking with Scissors Craft Party 8:00 pm The Social House Featuring felt succulents, foxes and geometric shapes!. Kits and everything you need to make some awesome crafts will be available. Wed. Jun. 20 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Jun. 21 National Aboriginal Day and Summer Solstice Celebrations Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Thu. Jun. 21 Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Valid Yukon ID must be presented at time of admission. Thu. Jun. 21 Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Market 3:00 pm Shipyards Park Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Thu. Jun. 21 Chess Corner 6:30 pm Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu. Jun. 21 Painting On Location Part 2 7:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon To register contact Jamie email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3359115 Thu. Jun. 21 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. Jun. 22 Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 pm Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri. Jun. 22 Makers Build Night 6:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace For members only, to become a member e-mail or call for all the details. 457-0150 Fri. Jun. 22 Repair Cafe at YuKonstruct 6:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace Fri. Jun. 22 Yukon Pride 2018: 24+ Hours of Gaylight - All Rights Night 7:00 pm The Old Fire Hall An all ages event. Email queeryukon@yahoo. ca for details. Fri. Jun. 22 Fatal Flaws - Film Screening 7:00 pm CYO Hall A ﬁlm about the legalization of assisted dying (80min). Followed by Q&A with Alex Schadenberg from Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Refreshments provided. Sat. Jun. 23 to Sun. Jun. 24 Yukon Pride 2018: 24+ Hours of Gaylight Whitehorse, Yukon Main Street Parade and PSAC Picnic, dance and pride paddle. Email email@example.com for details. Sat. Jun. 23 Intro to Small Metals Workshop 9:00 am YuKonstruct Makerspace Register online.
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Sat. Jun. 23 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sun. Jun. 24 Plein Air Acrylics 9:00 am Shipyards Park Instructed by Lillian Loponen, Ages 14+ Use acrylics, modeling paste and a palate knife on canvas boards. Focus is on creative imagination inspired by the surrounding environment.To register call 867-667-4080 or drop in on main street. Sun. Jun. 24 YHMA Vintage & Antique Sale 10:00 am LePage Park Featuring an array of vintage and unique items. Including antiques, artwork, books, collectibles, homemade goods and much more. Email for more info Sun. Jun. 24 Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun. Jun. 24 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun. Jun. 24 Available Light Cinema: Isle of Dogs 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A dystopian nearfuture Japan,delightfully detailed and very beautiful stop-motion animation follows a young boy who goes in search of his dog after the whole species is banished to an island of garbage after a canine-ﬂu outbreak. Kid-friendly (10+) Sun. Jun. 24 Group Hypnosis - Past Life Regression 7:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Call 334-8599 or email rootedtreemassage@ gmail.comand reserve your place in the session. No experience with meditation or hypnosis to attend, you simply need curiosity and an open mind. Mon. Jun. 25 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Jun. 25 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: email@example.com Mon. Jun. 25 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Tue. Jun. 26 The Time is Now: Change and Innovation in Human Rights Today Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Explore exciting emerging areas of law and policy, as well as innovations in public education and rights promotion. Tue. Jun. 26 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 pm Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Wed. Jun. 27 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Jun. 27 Midday Church Service 12:15 pm Whitehorse United Church A time to relax, refocus. Music, silence, readings. Wed. Jun. 27 TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co)space coworking space` Each week we’ll select a new topic/Talk and hang around to discuss! You never know what amazing things some shots of mid-week creativity will spark. Wed. Jun. 27 The Alpha Course 6:30 pm Yukon Bible Fellowship Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and it runs all around the globe. Call 668-5689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Wed. Jun. 27 Stories of Silver 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Yukon Silver storytelling evening. Wed. Jun. 27 Hapa Zome 7:00 pm Arts Underground Instructed by Vanessa Ægirsdóttir, Ages 10+ Japanese art of creating imprints of plants onto fabric or paper. To register call 867-6674080 or drop in on mainstreet.. Wed. Jun. 27 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Jun. 27 Author Presentation - Sandy Pool 7:30 pm Whitehorse Public Library Reading / presentation by Berton House Writer-in-Residence Sandy Pool. Wed. Jun. 27 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room
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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 Baby Talk Session: Parent Child Interaction 1:30 pm Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform and discuss topics related to the health and concerns you may have as your baby reaches milestones. Wed. 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. Thu. Jun. 21 to Sun. Jun. 24 Midnight Sun Gymnastics Invitational Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Thu. Jun. 21 Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 6684794 or email email@example.com for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Fri. Jun. 22 to Sat. Jun. 23 Yukon Rookie League Program Celebratory Tournament Whitehorse, Yukon Youth coaches and participants will spend the day playing in a noncompetitive tournament. The concession will be open for friends and families who come to cheer on the participants! Fri. Jun. 22 Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Fri. Jun. 22 Mommy Barre 1:00 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Focuses on strength, posture, core and ﬂexibility. . Register online or call 3343479 for more information. Fri. Jun. 22 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Jun. 23 Shadow Puppet Workshop 10:00 am The Guild Hall One-day class is for the crafty young performer who likes to create and perform their own shows. For ages 10-14, to register email email@example.com. Sat. Jun. 23 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. 23 Family Drop In 3:00 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 668-4794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Mon. Jun. 25 Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email email@example.com for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Mon. Jun. 25 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. 25 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. 26 Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 6684794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Tue. Jun. 26 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 pm Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Wed. Jun. 27 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. 27 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. 27 Baby Talk Session: Adjustment to Parenthood 1:30 pm Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, let us inform and discuss topics related to the health and concerns you may have as your baby reaches milestones.
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California Gold Rush to the history of the Yukon
In this series, Elke Reinauer proﬁles the three artists who have been chosen for the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program.
Minnesota artist Josh Winkler will be on the Chilkoot Trail late June to early July
by Elke Reinauer
osh Winkler´s work is no stranger to the Yukon. In 2016 his work was exhibited with two other artists at the Yukon Arts Centre; Cut Climb Conquer was the title of his exhibition. He used watercolour and printmaking to show the history of American domination of nature and the effects on Sequoia Trees. The main focus of Winkler’s work is environment and landscape. The exhibit at the Arts Centre was an example of the main focus of Winkler’s work - environment and landscape. “The work satirizes the effects of, and often arrogant attitudes associated with, Euro-American expansion across North America,” he said. “By researching the past and speculating a future, I create narrative spaces that call attention to current environmental and political problems. Directly experiencing the places I make work about is important to me as an artist.” In his current work, Winkler combines traditional media with print media and sculpture. Reaching for the Sun is the title of his recent project. “It references natural growth, but also the growth of humanity, the accumulation of products, and the fragility of the planet. This work will suggest connections between the unsustainable forward thrust of capitalism and our warming climate.” Josh Winkler studied Fine Art at the University of Minnesota. He is currently working as an assistant professor in printmaking at the Minnesota State University in Mankato. Trees have been important for his work. Winkler is inspired by nature, but also interested in history. In 2013, he began a project called The Big Trees of Calaveras County, in which he started doing a series of prints and drawings to tell the story of this grove of giant sequoia trees, which is located in northern California. For this project, he did some research about the Discovery Tree which was discouvered during the
California Gold Rush of 1842. In 1852 a miner was out hunting and discovered a huge sequoia tree, which the miner named Discovery Tree and decided to make money out of its bark. It took 22 days and five men to fell it, Josh Winkler wrote in an essay about this project. The miners also made the stump an early tourist attraction. As part of the The Big Trees of Calaveras County project, he created a huge graphite rubbing Winkler is also concerned with invasive species that damage trees, such as the emerald ash borer, which is a beetle and an invasive species which eats bark and damages trees. “In the Yukon, I am curious about the spruce bark beetle. A warming climate in both locations seems to pose increased risks for the spread of these infestations.” He is also interested in the history of the Yukon Gold Rush. “I am excited to link some of the historical moments that I have been reading about, to real places – to get out in that landscape, to draw, write, and meet up with a variety of people.” For his time on the Chilkoot Trail he hopes to make connections with other hikers , to better understand the history of the area, and to make a new body of work, he said. “I want to learn more about the various impacts of the Stampeders on the area. I am excited about the unique history of the area, and I am excited to have the time and space to immerse myself in new ideas and creative pursuits.”
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The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program is now in its eighth year. The Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, the United States’ National Park Service and Skagway Arts Council recently announced the three participants for this year: Josh Winkler, from Minnesota, will hike the trail at the end of June; Kristin Link from Alaska will hike the trail mid-July; and Hilary Lorenz from New York will be hiking the trail at the end of July. This series will introduce each artist with a proﬁle.
Minnesota artist Josh Winkler is one of three artists who have been selected to do the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency program this summer Elke Reinauer is a writer based in Germany with strong ties to the Yukon. Please email comments about her articles to email@example.com.
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Practising Aikido, the ‘Art of Peace’ Aikido Yukon will be hosting a seminar with a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, sensei Toshiro Suga, from June 25 –July 1
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T You want it to be easier to update your address when you move In 2016, we asked you for your feedback on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act. We also asked you for your input on developing changes to the Act. Based on your feedback, the Yukon government is proposing changes in a new ATIPP Act. We want to know if we got it right. Please take a moment to review the proposed changes and let us know what you think.
he thing I remember most from my first Aikido class is falling; or, rather, how to fall properly. Paired with a partner, we watched the instructor do a technique once, twice, three times, then it was our turn to try. I was paired with a woman roughly the same height as me. I smiled, bowed and grabbed her wrist as the instructor had shown. Before I had time to blink, I felt the whirl of air around me. My partner finished the technique by pinning my arm to the ﬂoor. The second thing I remember most from my first Aikido class is the smell of the mats as my face rubbed against them. The mats have a faint oatmeal scent. One cannot master anything overnight. To become good at something, you need to build on your fundamentals before you can become a master. This is just as true for learning an instrument as it is for practising a martial art. It can take many years for an individual to absorb a technique until it
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tion. She addressed the students and gave them words of inspiration and encouragement about their future journey into the next chapter of their lives. This year’s valedictorian was awarded to Aleshia Kremer, who graduated from Vanier Catholic Secondary School. The young graduate shared that she was honoured to have been asked to be this year’s valedictorian. She also expressed that being valedictorian pushed her outside her comfort zone; however, she remarked that she was extremely proud to represent the town of Teslin. Kremer has been officially accepted into Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, in the Undeclared Science program, and hopes to transfer to a nursing program, next year, or go into biomedical research. One of the people who helped Kremer the most, throughout high school, was Lenora Minet, a First Nations counsellor. Kremer expressed that Minet was a major help in understanding the university application process, but who also made a point of always checking in to see how she was doing. Aleshia Kremer’s advice to up-
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Fri. Jun. 22 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. Jun. 23 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. Jun. 25 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. Jun. 26 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club
Thu. Jun. 21 National Indigenous People’s Day 10:00 am Jacquot Hall Everyone is welcome!
Wednesdays Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranﬁeld@ctfn. ca 821-4251 Wednesdays Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wednesdays AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jun. 21 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jun. 21 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. 21 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jun. 21 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri. Jun. 22 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Jun. 23 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Jun. 24 Sewing Sessions 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Jun. 25 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jun. 26 Boost Your Community 9:30 am Carcross Community Centre Learn the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success and staying safe online. Register online. Tue. Jun. 26 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jun. 26 Carcross Dune Walk 10:00 am Carcross Visitor Information Centre The sand dunes of Carcross are peculiar. We’ll walk through this interesting landscape and share stories of its origin and the plants that grow there. Tue. Jun. 26 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. 26 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Jun. 26 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jun. 26 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Jun. 26 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
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 9935005 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
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. Thu. Jun. 21 Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Thu. Jun. 21 Youth Art Series - Exploring Printmaking 6:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Free, Snacks, and no registration required. Thu. Jun. 21 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. Jun. 22 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jun. 22 Radio Zho– Live by the Riverside. 11:30 am Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Join the radio audience under the big white tent for a live broadcast on CFYT 106.9 FM. One hour of music, local news, ideas, laughs and the Hän word of the day. Free! Fri. Jun. 22 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jun. 22 Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Fri. Jun. 22 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Jun. 22 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jun. 22 Harmonica George 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jun. 22 Campﬁre Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Sat. Jun. 23 Knockout Bounty Poker Tournament Diamond Tooth Gerties A freeze out tournament where players are rewarded. Sat. Jun. 23 Midnight Sun Golf Tournament Dawson City Golf Course Come golf under the midnight sun at the Dawson City Golf Course! Please register by email. 9:30 PM Shot Gun Start. 993-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat. Jun. 23 Guided Hike: Grizzly Lake Trail 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sat. Jun. 23 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. 23 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Jun. 23 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sun. Jun. 24 Guided Hike: North Klondike Trail 10:00 am Tombstone Territorial Park Sun. Jun. 24 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. Jun. 24 Solstice Saint-Jean 7:00 pm Westminster Hotel Get into the swing of things à la française on Saint-Jean Baptiste Day with Pascal Lecours et les mauvais caractères. dawson.afy.yk.ca Sun. Jun. 24 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. Jun. 25 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Jun. 25 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Jun. 25 Nature Walk 2:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Mon. Jun. 25 Guided Hike: Goldensides Trail 6:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Tue. Jun. 26 Bannock and Sourdough: Food of the trail 11:30 am Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn about the history of these hardy foods of the north and enjoy a cup of campﬁre coffee or bush tea. Free! Tue. Jun. 26 Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 2:00 pm Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Tue. Jun. 26 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Jun. 26 Campﬁre Program 7:30 pm Tombstone Territorial Park Thu. Jun. 21 to Fri. Jun. 22 Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride Dawson City An annual gathering for motorcyclists heading up from the south towards Dawson. Not a rally! Call or email for more information. 993-2920 email@example.com Thu. Jun. 21 to Fri. Jun. 22 Summer Solstice Hike 9:00 pm Tombstone Territorial Park
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. Thu. Jun. 21 Shufﬂeboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information.
ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Fri. Jun. 22 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat. Jun. 23 Faro Teen Swim 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Sun. Jun. 24 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Jun. 24 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Jun. 26 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. Jun. 26 Shufﬂeboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Wed. Jun. 27 Faro Parent & Tot Swim 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Jun. 27 Floor Hockey 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Jun. 27 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.
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 Community Market 4:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Local growers, bakers, crafters and more gather together to sell their wares 867-335-9769 info@sprucecottagefarm. com Wed. Jun. 20 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Jun. 21 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. Jun. 21 Seniors Tai Chi 1:30 pm Haines Junction Thu. Jun. 21 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Jun. 21 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Jun. 21 Circuit Training 5:00 pm Haines Junction Call Steve at 296-6097 for more information. Thu. Jun. 21 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thu. Jun. 21 Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Jun. 21 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Fri. Jun. 22 Shakwak Pool - AquaFit 8:30 am Shakwak Valley Pool Fri. Jun. 22 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Fri. Jun. 22 Friday Night Salmon Bake - Major Funk and the Employment 6:00 pm Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail. com for more information. Sun. Jun. 24 Shakwak Pool - AquaFit 8:30 am Shakwak Valley Pool Mon. Jun. 25 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jun. 26 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. 26 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jun. 26 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall
Wed. Jun. 20 Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Jun. 21 Choir 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Jun. 22 Friday Night Dinner in the Jackalope. Three course menu, $17 - $30, Licensed. 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jun. 23 Bridge club 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jun. 23 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 email@example.com Tue. Jun. 26 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Jun. 26 Yoga with Richard 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre
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Thu. Jun. 21 National Indigenous People’s Day 1:00 pm NA-CHO NYAK DUN FIRST NATION A community celebration with a special focus on the Peel Watershed & youth. Thu. Jun. 21 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Jun. 21 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Jun. 22 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Jun. 24 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Jun. 25 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Jun. 26 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Jun. 26 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue. Jun. 26 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School
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. Thu. Jun. 21 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Fri. Jun. 22 Bike Club 3:30 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Jun. 24 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Jun. 26 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Tue. Jun. 26 Community Ball Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center
Wednesdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Mon. Jun. 25 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building 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 Thu. Jun. 21 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Sat. Jun. 23 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Jun. 23 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Jun. 23 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat. Jun. 23 Art Classes with Emma Barr 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 to register. Tue. Jun. 26 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.
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Part 1 of 2
Sid’s Treasures with Teresa van der Meer-Chassé
South to Alberta
Sid was drawn to the North, yet undeniably lured to the South … pulled in two directions
xploration, adventure and community are among the most important aspects of living in the North. For many Yukoners, it was the “want” to explore a fantasized part of the world and to seek adventure in discovering Canada’s North, but it was the sense of community that made people want to stay. Like many non-Indigenous, Sid Van der Meer sought to venture North—only to soon settle down and raise his Indigenous children. It was mentioned in previous stories of Sid that he took his family to Alberta and eventually returned to the Yukon to live his later years. For Sid, Alberta’s automotive industry was thriving, as well as car-hobbyist groups. This was a different kind of allure for Sid. He found the growing interest in vehicles in the South to be of great importance. This was also the area where he first learned how to become a mechanic, after
his family arrived from the Netherlands in 1951. When Sid moved his family south, it was a torn decision knowing there were more job opportunities for him but that his children would ultimately be raised in the predominantly nonIndigenous community of Warner, Alberta. The children soon grew to become young adults, and Sid had made sure his children (particularly his sons) would know how to fix a car. When asked if they could have a vehicle, Sid took his sons to his friend’s large junkyard where they had their pick from over 150 parts cars. He said to them, “if you can fix it, you can drive it.” And thus began an incredible journey of learning and self-reliance. But the beauty and wonder of the Yukon drew the entire family back where they still reside today. During the winter months, Sid headed south, as a typical snowbird would. But in recent years Sid
has been returning to Alberta to visit with old friends and attend his favourite swap-meet in Lethbridge, Alberta. The swap-meet has grown from a small community event to one of Alberta’s largest and longest-running swap-meets. Here you will find hundreds of vendors offering car parts, memorabilia, artwork, antiques and anything and everything related to the automotive industry. You will be immersed into the crowd of thousands, all trying to find a diamond in the rough … men wandering around the aisles with a sign around their neck, or a t-shirt with an image, seeking a particular vehicle to purchase. At this particular swap-meet there was a vehicle showroom, and, unlike a show and shine, all of these vehicles were for sale. While we wandered, admiring the vehicles, we came across another “northern,” Joe McBryan of Buffalo Air.
PHOTOS: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé
Sid (left) meets Joe McBryan of Buffalo Air from Yellowknife, N.W.T. Dozens of older men would approach Sid and reminisce about the time he lived in Alberta and the decades worth of vehicles Sid had rebuilt. In the showroom, Sid got the “shopping bug” and eyed a green convertible Triumph TR7. The family knew Sid would not be fully satisfied with this vehicle and quickly drew his mind to another ... but that story is soon to come. Bordertown Garage and Museum is now open!
Sid’s Treasures is a collaboration between Sid Van der Meer and his granddaughter Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé. Sid has collected treasures all his life, and this passion has given Beaver Creek its very own museum. Teresa is pleased to have this chance to learn more and share her grandfather’s passion.
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Aussie Girl Mountain Biking with Kylie Campbell
Learning how to ride and not die Celebrating a successful first ride without serious injury ups and downs as we got onto the Boogaloo trails. I got more pointers from Shannon and realized that mountain biking wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. You have to think about shifting gears, almost constantly, and about seat height, body position, looking ahead and navigating—all while trying to go fast with natural objects in the way … seriously, it’s terrifying. After half an hour I started getting most things happening. (Not great, but manageable). My face had shifted from 100-percent terrified, all of the time, to 90-percent terrified and 10-percent excited. Our bike ride ended and I didn’t fall, but I did walk up and down some hills and realize why people
and commuting the nine kilometres from downtown to Porter Creek. The first time I went up the hills out of Marwell and up towards Whistle Bend, it was tough. I was pedalling and cringing to myself, thinking the pain would be worth it as I gasped for air at the top of each hill. (I have a new respect for bike riders.) By mid-May, the trails were mostly ready, which meant finding people to go riding with so I wouldn’t die. I posted on the Contagious Mountain Bike Club (CMBC) Yukon Facebook page, looking for lunchtime and other beginner riders—or those patient enough to ride with an absolute beginner. I was overwhelmed with the response. I have found some Yukon groups more clicky than others, so it was pleasant to discover an outdoorsy group that was up for riding with anyone. First I decided to go on my own
around the Riverdale Lower Trail, a ﬂat trail recommended as my first practice, so as not to be too terrified on my first downhill. I was riding along, terrified, looking straight down at my wheel as I avoided rocks and tree roots. Only 30 minutes of riding and my arms were in pain from the jolting movements; and my upper neck, stiff. But I managed to get an idea of how to navigate through the trail ... although I’m supposed to do that while also going downhill? Uh-oh. My first inaugural mountain-bike ride with Shannon Trott involved driving our bikes up, in the truck, to the Grey Mountain parking lot (definitely a fan where I don’t have to bike uphill). She gave me some pointers and off we went. It was jolty (the Magnusson Green Trail has so many roots). I stopped at the bigger ones to slowly go over them, struggling with the steep
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PHOTO: Michelle Irvine
t can be intimidating starting a new sport, especially one that is generally about riding downhill, on unpaved mountains, with perilous things like rocks and trees that don’t seem to move out of your way. So the first step to learning to ride my mountain bike was a little road tour around my neighbourhood in Porter Creek. Pedalling down the dusty streets, I started to familiarize myself with the gear changes and with trying to coordinate my balance. The little hills proved difficult and demonstrated how unfit I actually was, coming out like a grizzly from hibernation, thinking to myself, I’m supposed to ride my bike up the mountain ﬁrst. Without walking. And then ride down! Geez. So, to start my fitness I decided to commute to work by bike—at first, taking my bike down by bus
wore padded underwear, and elbow and knee protection. Next step on the pathway to becoming a rad (OK, let’s be honest … a ”rideable”) rider was to join the CMBC Dirt Girls. On Tuesday evenings, female riders—from beginners, to intermediate and advanced—get together to be instructed and to ride together. The first ride of the year was at 7 p.m. on May 15 on the Chadburn Lake ski trails, with about 20 female riders. My buddy Michelle advised that we should join the intermediate group. I hesitated, thinking this was my third ride ever and she was trying to kill me … but
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My inaugural mountain-bike ride on Grey Mountain she somehow convinced me. So off we went, mostly keeping up, struggling on the uphills but feeling relief that we weren’t the only ones walking their bike up some sections. Halfway through, though, the pace was too much and we decided to create our own little group of “beginner intermediates.” One of the group’s leaders, Georgie, joined us and we enjoyed the trail at a bit-slower pace. Mountain biking is a great way to explore new trails, meet new people and find a group that works for you. Dirt Girls encourage women who love to ride, and help others get better at riding while having fun, trying to focus on refining skills and also having the push to drive yourself further, to get better. (I know there were a few downhills I wouldn’t have managed to do solo.) So far I’ve survived mountain biking. And Grasshopper certainly has had some tough times on this journey, particularly when he almost fell off my roof on the Alaska Highway (I have gotten a bike rack since then). My body is aching, my muscles are sore, I have bruises and scrapes and grease constantly on my hands from trying to keep my bike clean—but still it’s a highly addictive sport and I can’t wait to progress. Keep an eye out for Part 3: Get Lost! Navigating Whitehorse trails. For more information on learning to ride, finding riding partners and attending clinics, check out Yukon’s Contagious Mountain Bike Club, http://cmbcyukon.ca/.
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Kylie Campbell is an Australian who does things backwards: she learned to ski before she surfed, and she thinks pushing your limits to tears is fun. She’s constantly on the lookout to try new things and hopes to keep “Grasshopper” and herself intact while mountain biking the Yukon this summer.
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Trips start at 11 am. Please arrive by 10:45 am. Cost: $185 per person. $155/person with a group of six or more. For larger groups please inquire. The Tutshi is one exciting ride, but it is not for everybody. It is hard to stop in the canyon, and “The Drops” are steep. There will be an option to walk all “The Drops” if you feel uncomfortable rafting them.
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One Day Upper Tatshenshini Rafting Daily From mid-May to end of August
Trips start at 11 am. Arrive at 10 am (no later than 10:30 am). Cost: $145 per person, includes lunch. The Tatshenshini is suitable for the whole family. This exciting class III/IV river runs through beautiful scenery. Perfect for all.
Rafting Trips in Haines Pass Area Bear Flat to Dalton Post
• Fun 2-day rafting trip. Overnight on the river. • Cost: $230 per person. Best: June to mid-September.
Dalton Post to Squaw Creek
• Day trip. Fun whitewater. The hike out is 5 hrs. • Cost: $150 per person. Best: June to mid-September.
FOR ALL TRIPS We provide wetsuits, wetsuit booties, helmets, paddles and life vests. Prices are subject to change without notice. 5% GST applicable to all prices.
June 20, 2018
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. 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 email@example.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. Thu. Jun. 21 6th Annual Wheaton River Fest Whitehorse, Yukon A casual fun event aimed at bringing Paddlers together. Call 667-2628 or email info@yukancanoe for more information. Thu. Jun. 21 Archery 6:00 pm Biathlon Range Thu. Jun. 21 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jun. 21 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. 21 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jun. 21 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Jun. 22 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts
ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Fri. Jun. 22 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Jun. 22 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Jun. 22 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat. Jun. 23 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sun. Jun. 24 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 24 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 24 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 24 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 24 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jun. 24 Toshiro Suga Whitehorse, Yukon Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Tue. Jun. 26 Archery 6:00 pm Biathlon Range
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 email@example.com for more details. Wed. Jun. 20 All Levels Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery To register call or email 3934440 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. 334-8599 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Fri. Jun. 22 Morning Yoga 7:00 am Alpine Bakery Email email@example.com or call 335.9385 to register or for more information. Fri. Jun. 22 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat. Jun. 23 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat. Jun. 23 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. Sat. Jun. 23 to Sun. Jun. 24 Birth Doula Training Whitehorse, Yukon The ﬁrst step for those interested in Becoming a Certiﬁed Birth Doula or for anyone who works with pregnant, labouring or postpartum woman. Register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Mon. Jun. 25 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Jun. 25 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. 25 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Jun. 25 Seniors Aqua Fit 1:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Mon. Jun. 25 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Jun. 25 Video Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Mats are available and it is free of charge. Tue. Jun. 26 Morning Yoga 7:00 am Alpine Bakery Email email@example.com or call 335.9385 to register or for more information. Tue. Jun. 26 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-4730645 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed. Jun. 27 All Levels Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery To register call or email 3934440 email@example.com Wed. Jun. 27 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed. Jun. 27 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. 334-8599 email@example.com Wed. Jun. 27 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. 27 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. 27 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children
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.
Tue. Jun. 26 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 26 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. 26 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 26 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Jun. 26 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 334-3479 for more information. Tue. Jun. 26 Yukon River Quest 2018 Whitehorse, Yukon “Race to the Midnight Sun” World’s Longest Annual Paddling Race, 715 km / 444 miles from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon, to volunteer or enter call 333-5628 Wed. Jun. 27 Danceﬁt 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin
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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.
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. 27 Velocity summer training 4:30 pm Biathlon Range ‘Thu. Jun. 21, Fri. Jun. 22 and Tue. Jun. 25 Group Outdoor Mountain Fitness Training 6:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 336-0007 for more info or register online. Mondays to Thursdays MommyFIT 10:30 am Peak Fitness 4-week session will run until May 28, Call 668-4628 for details or to register. Sat. Jun. 23 to Sun. Jun. 24 24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival Biathlon Range A fun ﬁlled weekend of bikes under the midnight sun, youth categories, a race for kids, and a new family category that lets everyone ride the course that matches their age! info@24hoursoﬂight.ca Sat. Jun. 23 to Sun. Jun. 24 CMBC 24 hours of lite Biathlon Range
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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.
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June 20, 2018
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT
JUNE 20 MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + SEWING JUNE 21 MENTORS NIGHT: LASER CUTTING + CUTTING MACHINES+SEWING
Boys and Girls Club of Yukon What:
Free Teen Drop : In Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal
Free Teen Drop In Ages 11 to 18 When: Tuesdays Free snackto Saturdays and meal 3 PM to 9 PM
JUNE 23 INTRO TO SMALL METALS WORKSHOP JUNE 24 MENTORS NIGHT: WOODWORKING + LASER CUTTING + PROGRAMMING
JUNE 25 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD PART 1
2018 Summer Camps
JUNE 26 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD PART 2
Wednesdays to Saturdays 3 PM to 9 PM 306A Alexander Street Look for the big green door! 8 weeks of camps, June 11 to August 17 Ages 6 - 11
Where: 306A Alexander Street Registration: Look for the Contact Khoi Truong, firstname.lastname@example.org green door! orbig 867-393-2824 ext. 202 Contact: Web: bgcyukon.com Facebook: bgcyukon Twitter: @bgcyukon
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June 28th – July 31st Emily Jan (Montreal, QC | The Apologues l – X Artist Talk & Reception Thursday, June 28, 7:30PM
JUNE 22 MAKERS BUILD NIGHT
Friday, June 29th Jeremy Dutcher In the KIAC Ballroom
STARBURST: ALL REGULAR EVENTS 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 11th House & Land In the KIAC Ballroom
HOURS Monday Closed, Tuesday - Friday 11am - 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-9pm VISIT US ANYTIME DURING OUR OPENING HOURS!
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Exhibi� 305 Main Street, ons Whitehorse >> the Yukon Artof Society Gallery: Toinregister for any the following THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS workshops, visit Artsit Underground “How Does Felt”
or call 867-667-4080. Members receiveHeritage a 10% discount. >> in the Hougen Gallery: Exhibi�on closes December 1st, 2012
Archival Gold: Favourites from the Vault Exhibi�on closes January 26, 2013
INTRODUCTION TO STONE SETTING – JEWELLERY Open Studio Sessions
with Shelley Claude >> Ceramic Open Studio Sessions << Wednesday Juneto20th Sundays from 2:30 6pm $5 per hour 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm >> Acrylic Pain�ng Open Studio << $150 + with gst, all supplies included Neil Graham every ﬁrst and third Wednesday of Aged 14+ each month 7 to 9pm $10 per 2 hour session
PLEIN AIR ACRYLICS
To register call: 867-667-4080 Email: recep�firstname.lastname@example.org
With Lillian Loponen Sunday June 24th, 9am – 4:30pm
At Shipyards Park $135 +gst, supplies included Ages 14+
HAPA ZOME (ECO PRINTING WITH PLANTS)
With Vanessa Ægirsdóttir Wednesday June 27, 7pm-9pm $95 +gst, supplies included Ages 10+
With Vanessa Ægirsdóttir Saturday June 30, 2pm-4pm $70+gst, supplies included Ages 10+
To register for any of the workshops listed above, visit Arts Underground or call 867-667-4080. Members receive a 10% discount.
Programs Arts Underground / Yukon Art Society 867-667-4080 ext 22
22 Years Strong The 2018 Arts in the Park season is happening
May 22nd to August 3rd! Enjoy a free show and visual art demonstration
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WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2018 7:00 PM Kick Off at THE DECK
$20 per ticket
Monday to Friday, noon to 1pm. Youth-oriented Wednesday evening shows that happen from 7 to 8pm
Presented by Yukon Brewing Company
VISUAL ARTIST June 18-22 Harreson Tanner June 25-29 Josée Carbonneau ___ Tuesday June 19 Two Piano Tornado
Tel: (867) 993-5005 Fax: (867) 993-5838 Website: www.kiac.ca
JOIN US at the Family Literacy Centre in the Canada Games Centre MondaySaturday with regular programs in the morning and afternoon drop in (Saturday drop in only).
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Wednesday June 20 Speed Control Wednesday 7pm Major Funk & The Employment Thursday June 21 No Arts in the Park, Happy Aboriginal Day! Friday June 22 Tiger Moon Monday June 25 The Canucks Tuesday June 26 Manfred Janssen
6pm Isle of Dogs Dir. Wes Anderson, 2017, 101 min. Set in a dystopian near-future Japan, Wes Anderson’s obsessively detailed and very beautiful stop-motion animation follows a young boy who goes in search of his dog after the whole species is banished to an island of trash after a canine-flu outbreak. The amazing ensemble voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono. In Japanese and English with no subtitles. Kid-friendly (10+) but with mature themes and violence throughout – much like Anderson’s last animation, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Tix: yukontickets.com
BEER O’CLOCK JUNE 21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
June 20, 2018
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
Eagle This little beauty
watched me when
I hiked up a hill by Schwatka Lake in
Whitehorse. Lovely spot and there is always wildlife to admire.
PHOTO: Philip Doehler from Germany
If is always on your mind...
June 23 juin Camping Robert Service Campground 5 PM | 17 h Souper familial
6:30 PM | 18 h 30 Amélie Latour et Emma Marnik Folk
7 PM | 19 h Sophie Villeneuve Folk
8 PM | 20 h Major Funk and the Employment Adrian Burrill, Andrea McColeman, Andrew MacKelvie, Brent Gallant, David Dugas, Etienne Girard, Fred Osson, Glen Emond, Lee Campese, Olivier de Colombel, Selina Heyligers-Hare Funk + pop + jazz
9:30 PM | 21 h 30 Pascal Lecours et les mauvais caractères Hommage au groupe Les Colocs
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June 20, 2018
Bicycle fun under the midnight sun The 24 Hours of Light bike race starts at noon on June 23 and runs till noon on June 24 at the Biathlon Club on Grey Mountain Road by Kylie Campbell
he Contagious Mountain Biking Club (CMBC) is hosting their annual 24 Hour of Light bike race. “This is one of the last remaining 24-hour mountain-bike races in Canada, and it is the only 24-hour race in North America where no lights are allowed,” said Sammy Salter, president of CMBC. No lights allowed! The fortunate thing about summer in the Yukon is the never-ending night, which allows Yukoners to enjoy activities all through the night. “Bikers ride through the night on single track, with no artificial lighting allowed,” said Dan Bader, communications director of CMBC. “Let me tell you, taking that 3 a.m. lap, emerging from the dark woods when the sun is just starting to come back up, is a pretty incredible and inspiring feeling.” This is the only 24-hour race in the world where lights are prohibited. The race starts at noon on Saturday, and teams ride as many laps as they can over the next 24 hours, ending at noon on Sunday. It’s a relay, so only one rider from each team can be on the course at once. The first rider does a lap and then passes off the timing chip to their teammate to complete the next one, and so on. Riders can also ride back to back laps if they choose. “It’s more a festival race,” said Bader. “There are always a few serious teams who are ‘in it to win it,’ but we’ve added a family category recently to make it kidfriendly and have lots of side events to keep people entertained while they are in-between laps.” The race is hosted by CMBC’s partner, Biathlon Yukon, at the Biathlon Yukon Club on Grey Mountain Road. “We’ve held it there for a number of years and really
appreciate their help and support,” said Bader. The course typically includes some double track (Magnusson ski trails), a bit of dirt road (Fat Tire Fever, Woodcutter’s Road) and a lot of single track (Midtown Boogaloo, Mother T, Go T and others). It’s an intermediate course with a good mix of terrain over the 12 km. The youth race is 6 km, the mini bike course is 1.5 km, and the run bike course 150 m. “Since this is a fun festival, a lot of people will take breaks from riding and just hang out with their friends,” said Salter. “There is no obligation to have a rider out on the course for the entire 24 hours … though that is the fun of it for a lot of people!” Whether you’re young or old, competitive or just in to have some fun, the 24 Hours of Light race is a fun day out. “This is the clubs biggest fundraiser of the year, it helps cover the cost of a lot of the other small events and work that we do over the year,” said Bader. “Money aside, this is a great event that can be enjoyed by all levels of riders that are focused on having a good time, not necessarily a fast time. Some people ride all night; others come for a few laps, go home to bed and make up for lost time in the morning … you can really make it whatever you want.” You can enter the race as a solo rider, with two-, four- or five- to eight-person teams, with a number of categories. “Thanks to some amazing sponsors, we have awesome prizes, you get free camping, free coffee throughout the event and we provide you with a nighttime snack and breakfast,” said Salter. “The social aspect
A competitor enjoying the beautiful scenery
really makes this an amazing community event.” The 24 Hours of Light bike race runs from June 23–24. Visit their website for more details, 24HoursOfLight.ca.
Last year’s event and competitors
No matter how big or small the event, anyone can compete Last year’s event and competitors
PHOTOS: Matt Jacques Photography
Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.
EVERYTHING NEEDED TO CLEAN A RESTAURANT FROM FRONT TO BACK! DUSTBANE’S FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM INCLUDES: 8 cleaning products available in 1L RTU or 4L concentrate format. These products are cost-effective and the program is very simple to implement. All products come with MSDS and proper dilution information. PLUS there is also a Bleach substitute called UNITAB. It’s a Food safe disinfectant and sanitizing tablet. It is safer and easier to use. A G-P REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A SITE VISIT TO ASSESS AND HELP IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM.
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June 20, 2018
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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