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So one night, when Henry had a little too much home brew, Ernestine hitched up the dogs and got them out on the trail to see where they would go. And, sure enough, they went around the bend, like they were trained to do, then cut across a dry lake and around the back slough toward Alphonse’s place. The few dogs that Alphonse left behind starting barking when they sensed another dog team was coming. When Alphonse’s wife, Lucy, heard her dogs barking, she took the curlers out of her hair and put on lipstick. When Ernestine knocked on the door, Lucy opened it. Expecting Henry, she stood there with closed eyes and her lips protruding for an expected kiss. But instead of Henry’s lips, she got a face full of tallow in a pie plate. So they start calling her Lucy “Tallow” after that. Not only that, but a sled dog
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Driverless cars, ‘all that and a bag of chips’... cont’d can sense danger out on the trail. If a leader can smell water, he’ll stop dead in his tracks, warning the driver of impending danger ahead (usually overﬂow). If you don’t know what overﬂow is, go to The Pit in Dawson and ask the bartender … she’ll tell you. A dog can also sense if you’ve got something caught in your trap. They’ll get all excited and start pulling and yanking on their harness toward whatever critter is in your trap. Try that with a smart car. I got a dollar fifty says they wouldn’t know a mink from a weasel. Sometimes, too, when you’re out on the trapline, your dogs can get away from you if your snow hook is not dug in. But if they do run away, chances are they will find their way home. They say if a smart car’s accelerator gets stuck, then you’re as good as worm food. Yeah, people think the future is “all that and a bag of chips,” without ever realizing that we had things figured out pretty good before TV, cars, microwaves and the internet. The only reason you don’t hear about the past is because people are too embarrassed to say they used to have to make coffee in a lard pail, as they are standing in line for a 10-dollar cup of coffee at Starbucks. So the next time someone tries to sell you on the future, remember the story of Lucy “Tallow.” Dennis Allen is an award winning ﬁlmmaker, forlorn songwriter, and hopeless storyteller. He’s the only guy he knows who’s never seen the Stones.
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the communities with broad questions such as, What does living in the North mean to you? “We began by wondering about the different ways of living on the land. We didn’t know how people would respond or what they would want to talk about,” said Hickman. In the end, people wanted to talk about everything, including how they came to the Yukon, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears, relationships between indigenous people and settlers, natural resource extractions, the growing immigrant population and the changes the North is experiencing. Doyon then spent two years crafting the play, always keeping in mind the ethical line, in verbatim theatre, of not changing the intent or words in the editing process. “It’s really important to honour the people we were speaking to by getting the context of what they were talking about. It was a long process, but we’re proud of it,” said Hickman. Once completed, she and Doyon sent the finished script to the interviewees to look over, talking to them on the phone, as well, just to make sure everyone was OK with the result. Hickman says she was nervous for the 2017 premiere in Whitehorse. “There’s lots of beauty [in the
PHOTO: Alistair Maitland play], but it also challenges the audience. It’s interesting to watch a show where you can’t distance yourself—you can say not my community; but in the end, it is. People felt disgust, pride, beauty, compassion—it was overwhelming. It’s such a magical piece.” This year’s cast of Busted Up includes three local Whitehorse actors and four guest actors from across Canada. Each actor plays six different characters, changing the way they speak and move (rather than changing their clothing) to reﬂect different genders, ethnicities and ages. “It was very challenging for the actors,” said Hickman. “What was that real person like? Do they have a voice in the higher register? What are their mannerisms? … all the ums, sighs, snorts—everything
is included. It’s very detailed and very real.” In fact, the play is so real that Hickman feels there are elements in it that every single person can relate to. She recounts how during the 2017 premiere in Whitehorse, tourists in the audience didn’t necessarily understand the subtleties, but they understood the themes. “They’re pretty universal,” she said. Because of the strong impact of the show, both Hickman and Doyon will be available after the performance for a talk back, during which audience members will have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and ask questions. Hickman says that even though touring is a lot of work, they are looking forward to getting out into the communities. They are also ex-
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Wed. Sep. 26 100 Women Who Care 5:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Women commit to donating when attending - the fun part is deciding which presentation makes your heart sing the most! No tickets or registration required! Wed. Sep. 26 Quest for the Crown Meet and Greet 6:00 PM Yukon Inn Plaza An elegant evening of wine and cheese, held in the boardroom. Apply online via website. Wed. Sep. 26 Living with Loss 6:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library In this workshop you will learn about the grief cycle that accompanies any kind of loss. We will talk about healthy grieving and share tools that will help you support yourself and others to heal and grow through times of loss. For more information call 667-7429 6677429 Wed. Sep. 26 Take Control Back on my Overactive Bladder 7:15 PM Grace Space Whether you have experienced symptoms for as long as you can remember or you have developed it over time, there are things you can do to ﬁx it. Call for more information. 633-6395 Wed. Sep. 26 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Sep. 26 Midwifery Trivia Night 8:00 PM Boiler Room Wed. Sep. 26 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Sep. 27 Moving Forward with Reconnection Speaker Series 12:00 PM Yukon College Hammond Dick and Teagyn Vallevand speak on the themes of youth resilience and honoring survivors on orange t-shirt day. Call 668-7532 for more information. Thu. Sep. 27 Business After Hours - Association franco-yukonnaise 5:00 PM Whitehorse Chamber Of Commerce RSVP:email: Andrei Samson at business@ whitehorsechamber.ca Thu. Sep. 27 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. Sep. 27 FEM IN STEM Social 6:45 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub A group networking event, make professional connections, and ﬁnd some new friends. Tickets online. Thu. Sep. 27 Women - Get to know Soroptimist 7:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. We are starting a Soroptimist club in Whitehorse. Thu. Sep. 27 Thursday Night - Movie Night 7:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Thu Sep. 27 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Wednesday Ocr 3rd Lawrence and Holloman 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A black comedy that makes nihilism seem like a party! For more information please email email@example.com Tickets online or at Whitehorse Motors ‘Until Sun. Sep. 30 Orange Shirt Day Yukon Whitehorse, Yukon Email: Ourvoicesyukon@gmail.com Attention: Alyssa Carpenter for more information. ‘Until Sun. Sep. 30 Culture Days Whitehorse, Yukon Will feature interactive activities that invite members of the public to discover, participate in and engage with the arts and cultural life of their communities. Fri. Sep. 28 2018 United Way Yukon Breakfast 6:30 AM Coast High Country Inn Amazing food, great entertainment, a rafﬂe and tons of auction items to choose from while supporting a good cause. Fri. Sep. 28 Join the Letterpress Luddites 10:00 AM Tuktu Studio Watch the press in action and explore the kinds of things that can be printed with this press. Friday, Saturday & Sunday Culture Days at The Pioneer Hotel 11:00 AM Shipyards Park March to the beat of your own drum at the Pioneer Hotel, where we’ll be making instruments and exploring creating music with unconventional materials. Fri. Sep. 28 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. Sep. 28 Ageing Out Documentary 12:45 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Ageing Out is a documentary by youth ﬁlmmaker, Carrie Davis, on ageing out of group home care in Yukon. Viewer discretion is advised, some content may be triggering. Fri. Sep. 28 Unveiling the Conspiracy 5:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum Nicole Bauberger and Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse to unveil their “Ravens on the Move” installation, light refreshments, wine and snacks will be served. Fri. Sep. 28 48-Hour Music Video Challenge Screening! 6:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center The ofﬁcial screening of the completed music videos during the 48hr Music Video Challenge 2018! Fri. Sep. 28 Doors open at Taylor House-Ofﬁce of the Commissioner of YT 7:00 PM Taylor House Meet the Commissioner of Yukon, Honourable Angélique Bernard. Find out the role of the Commissioner of Yukon.Learn about the history of Taylor House. Fri. Sep. 28 Lawrence and Holloman 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A black comedy that makes nihilism seem like a party! For more information please email ytguildhall@ gmail.com Tickets online or at Whitehorse Motors
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Sat. Sep. 29 Fantastic Beats and Where to Paint Them 1:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Be inspired by the soundtracks of the movie you love to create beautiful art! Make your own piece, or contribute to a group creation. Materials will be provided. Sat. Sep. 29 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Family Day 1:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Traditional Games, Storytelling, Elders Present. Meals provided with refreshments. All ages welcome. Location changes call 633-7688 for details. Sat. Sep. 29 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Sun. Sep. 30 Playspace Drop-in (All Ages) 10:00 AM Heart Of Riverdale Sun. Sep. 30 Family Drop-in with Story Time (All Ages) 10:00 AM Family Literacy Centre Sun. Sep. 30 Wild and Woolly 12:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Take part in our Ice Age Challenge --and see if you could have survived 10, 000 years B.C. Sun. Sep. 30 Culture Days - Behind the-Scenes Tour 1:00 PM Old Log Church Tours at 1 PM + 3 PM. Space limited, call 668-2555 to register. Mon. Oct. 1 Yukon Wildlife Preserve Family Bus Tour 8:30 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve 8:30 AM - Super A parking lot in Riverdale, 8:40 AM - 2nd Ave, city bus stop across from Tim Hortons by Shipyards Park, 8:50 AM Wed. Sep. 26 Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Super A parking lot in Porter Creek, 9:10 AM Takhini Gas Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & - Takhini Hotsprings Road. This is a bus tour only NO caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more private vehicles will be allowed. information. Mon. Oct. 1 Family Drop In 10:00 AM Polarette’s Wed. Sep. 26 Potluck Play 10:30 AM Family Literacy Gymnastic Club Drop in for families and caregivers with Centre A variety of hands-on activities inspired by stories a staff demo. including paint, glue, fabric and food. All Ages Mon. Oct. 1 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Wed. Sep. 26 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for free play, call 668-4794 for more information. all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 Mon. Oct. 1 People from your Neighborhood 10:30 AM months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing Family Literacy Centre Visitors from different professions moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and will share what their daily work entails with Children. family supports. Mon. Oct. 1 Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Wed. Sep. 26 Baby Talk Session: Crying & Sleep Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 36 months 1:30 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Bring your baby, & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 667-5239 for more let us inform and discuss topics related to the health information. and concerns you may have as your baby reaches Tue. Oct. 2 Families on the Move 9:00 AM Canada milestones. Games Centre Families with small children can access Thu. Sep. 27 Dusk’a Head-Start - Monthly Luncheon balls, hoops, cars, parachutes, scooters and more! 11:30 AM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Tue. Oct. 2 Science Magic 10:30 AM Family Literacy Please join us to celebrate our children’s success each Centre A chance to explore science and technology month! The food is GREAT, our salmon have hatched together, stretch your minds and learn problem solving and the children will be signing a traditional Southern skills. All Ages Tutchone song. All families are welcome - “It takes a Tue. Oct. 2 Création artistique 3:30 PM École Émiliecommunity to raise a child” For more information call Tremblay 393-3775 Tue. Oct. 2 Many Rivers Family Dinner 5:00 PM Thu. Sep. 27 Mindfulness for Families 6:30 PM LDAY Whitehorse Elementary Entertainment and Prizes! Centre for Learning 5 classes is for parents and children (8 yrs +) who want to learn more about what Mindfulness Tue. Oct. 2 Family Potluck Supper 5:30 PM Selkirk is, a light snack is provided. To register call 668-5167 or Elementary School Tue. Oct. 2 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:45 PM email firstname.lastname@example.org. Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting Thu. Sep. 27 Come and Give it a Try - Scottish your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your Country Dancing 6:30 PM Selkirk Elementary School ﬁrst cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. All ages are welcome. Call Kat 334-1547 for more information. Thu. Sep. 27 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your Wednesdays Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you ﬁrst cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. develop your public speaking, communication and ‘Until Sun. Sep. 30 Heritage Highlights Scavenger leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 Hunt Yukon Historical & Museums Association Explore historic Whitehorse from a new perspective and learn the email@example.com fascinating stories behind the city’s heritage buildings, Wed. Sep. 26 Communication Skills after Separation sites, and hidden gems. or Divorce 5:30 PM Yukon Inn Understand the impact Fri. Sep. 28 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM of conﬂict on children, To register call 667-3066 or email Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool FLIC@gov.yk.ca free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Thu. Sep. 27 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 Fri. Sep. 28 Baby Senses 10:30 AM Family Literacy PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the Centre Babies will be introduced to a world of sensory skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to delights, as well as songs & rhymes while parents and improve your public speaking, communication and caregivers have an opportunity to meet, chat and share. leadership skills. 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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy
Shredded-potato and onion frittata
y fridge is always a bit on the sad and empty side. I’d rather have to get a bit creative with empty cupboards than to risk ingredients going slimy in
my crisper. Potatoes and onions are mercifully long-lasting, and it’s always good to have a few (non-canned) staples ﬂoating around. A frittata is basically a baked omelette; and this version, filled with grated potatoes and soft onions, is incredibly good tucked into a sandwich with lots of mayo. It’s surprisingly good at room temperature, too, which makes it
Onions and potato
great for a potluck or brown bag lunch as well.
1 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 small onion, sliced
6 eggs, beaten
2 large potatoes,
Sour cream or greek
peeled and shredded
yogurt, to garnish
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Cook the potato mixture until just beginning to brown
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Shredded-potato and onion frittata ... cont’d METHOD
Melt butter in a medium-sized non-stick skillet, over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded potato and cook, tossing often until bits begin to brown, about 8 minutes. Season potato-onion mixture with salt and pepper.
Toss potato and onions one last time, then pour beaten eggs over potato mixture. Using a rubber spatula, bring the edges of the frittata to the center, then
smooth top of frittata and cover with a lid. Let cook until the eggs are set, then carefully ﬂip the frittata onto a plate so that the bottom that was touching the
pan is now facing up. Garnish with sour cream or greek yogurt.
You want the eggs on the top of the frittata to be just a tiny bit runny
Garnish with something creamy
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The Whitehorse Rapids soccer teams (Saturdays at the CGC) are serious about playing and serious about having fun by Andy Todd enjoy stroking the ball around scoring wonderful goals. Throw in a few Australians, a soupcon of Africans and a dash of Asians, and you have a recipe for success. The Rapids has evolved over the years, from its roots in late-night games, in cold school gyms, to its current home at the Canada Games Centre, with games played on Saturday mornings. The Rapids has also been responsible for a very successful travelling team, and they host a huge invitational co-ed tournament in the spring.
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(l-r) Jim Connell, Jim Brown, Steve Insley, Bob Baxter and Joel Edgecombe compete in Whitehorse Rapids playoffs in 2016
he 2018–19 Whitehorse Rapids over-35 soccer season kicks off at the end of September, bringing together a collection of expats and non-hockey-playing Canadians in one homogenous mix. When I first arrived in the Yukon, from England, there weren’t many things I recognized from home— gone were cricket and rugby, replaced by baseball and hockey. The CBC replaced the BBC. Rain was replaced by short freezing-cold days. However, the “beautiful game” survived, taken up by a band of brothers recruited from the four corners of the globe.
Components that make the Rapids special Age seems to have no meaning; if you are willing and able, there is a place for you. The league youngsters are just 35 when the league starts. They gambol around the pitch without a care in the world, while the older players all wonder if this game is their last ... but this is the essence of the league: one superstar cannot rule a game; a successful team plays well together and includes all members of the squad. The age gap between
the youngest and oldest player is around 30 years (some players play like their age, while some you wouldn’t believe their age even if you read their birth certificates).
Experienced and ready to play When chatting to some of the players and asking what soccer they had before arriving here, there is a sprinkling of university players. Some played as a kid then played other sports before deciding that soccer was their one true love; others said I just thought it might be fun. There is also the mystery for some of the players— where legend and myth become reality, “I heard so and so played professional in Germany, or someone told me that fella was part of the Manchester United youth team with Beckham.” The truth is never really known, although embellishment of my skills has always been taken with a huge grain of salt.
Players from around the world There is a merging of different styles and ideals. The Europeans like the game played with a certain element of physicality, while the ﬂeet-footed Latin Americans
The league today … There are currently five teams in the league, with up to 12 players on a roster, but there is always room for more players as the league looks to increase the number of teams. Games are around 50 minutes each (split into two halves), played on indoor turf. The season begins as the last hint of summer disappear—it drives on through the cold winter months, taking a break for Christmas, before winding up to its playoff crescendo in February. Fun, fair and competitive is the motto for the league, but come the playoffs, everyone is very serious about lifting the trophy: every sinew is strained, reserve expanses of energy are galvanized, mistakes are scrutinized and goals are fondly remembered in the stands after the game. Whitehorse, like Canada, is a very diverse place, and I would advise all newcomers to the town, looking for some small part of home, to come to the Canada Games Centre and watch the Rapids play. You may realize that it is a very small piece of home, but nonetheless anyone interested in being part of the team is more than welcome to join the fun and to play for as long as the body holds up.
Jim Brown takes the ball out of his end as Giuliano Rayo (left) moves to defend in 2016 Andy Todd is a Englishman who has been part of the Whitehorse soccer scene since he arrived eight years ago.
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Grey Matters with Beverly Brazier
Ode to Nellie I
f you have a glass or cup of something handy, get it ready. At the end of this piece we’re going to raise a glass to a woman named Nellie. You might want to get a handful of penny candy too … you’ll see why. Nellie and her husband (whose first name I never knew) ran a small corner store when I was a child. In my home town of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, there were three stores like hers, but the other two were on the “other side of the tracks,” and so, we, on the south side, all went to Nellie’s. The sign coming into Sioux always said “Population 2,300” (so you get an idea of the size of the place). The store was called, simply, Nellie’s. All the kids in our neighbourhood knew exactly when she was open, and what kind of mood her husband was in at any given time. You did not want to be in the store when he was in a foul mood. It’s only in my adult years that I have thought about Nellie and what she meant to us as children. She didn’t have kids of her own, and I don’t know how old she was at that time. She seemed ancient, but then so did my mom. A tight curly perm, her hair dyed some kind of red-blonde. An everpresent apron, and glasses that slid down her nose as she wiped our grimy handprints off the counter. For kids, the big draw to Nellie’s was the candy counter. It was right there—the first thing you saw when you opened the door
and walked in. I can still smell the place: fresh coffee, stale cigarette smoke (everyone smoked everywhere then) and cinnamon buns. But for us, it was all about the candy counter. So many kinds of penny candy: jawbreakers, licorice whips, double bubble, wax lips and little bottles made of wax with some sort of foul liquid inside. Spearmint leaves, marshmallow strawberries, cinnamon hearts, sponge toffee. There were also some candies for which we had a name I will not repeat now (and shouldn’t have then, either). Today, we’d call them licorice babies. It was common wisdom among the neighbourhood kids that there were two kinds of licorice babies: boys and girls. Not only that, but what you wanted was the boys. Why? Well, everyone knew that way you got more candy. (Don’t ask.) They were all exactly the same, of course, but we believed you got more if you ordered the boys. Picture this: we’d go into the store, nickels in grubby hands, and say, “Licorice babies, please. All boys.” Nellie would make a show of picking through them, sorting the boys from the girls and, straight-faced, put them in the little paper bags. Ice cream cones came in two sizes: the five-cent cone was small and pointed at the bottom. (I loved to bite the bottom off and suck the melting ice cream through the full length of the cone.) The ten-cent cone was a distant dream for us, but we knew
what they looked like—larger and squat, with a ﬂat bottom. Marilyn Johnson, a big girl, used to get one and set it ﬂat on the tabletop (yellow mottled formica) in the café, letting it melt till the cream dripped down the side. Nellie always had three kinds of ice cream in her freezer: vanilla, chocolate and one other. That third ﬂavour changed every week. The truck came in on Tuesday morning. Word would spread through the neighbourhood like germs through a daycare—Nellie has rainbow! That’s the one that got us whining for a nickel at home, and running to the store. Banana was another favourite. Maple walnut elicited a groan from us all. Disgusting. A decidedly adult taste, apparently. Nellie probably ordered it for precisely that reason. I was 10 years old in 1964, and the Beatles had just hit it big in North America. At 10, I didn’t know much about the music, but I did know that all the big girls were fans, so I was too. We didn’t have a television then, so I had to read movie magazines that were left on the tables at Nellie’s. Nellie ordered in Beatles bubble gum cards. Two cards in a pack, featuring pictures of the Fab Four, and a slab of what was supposed to be “gum” on top. Mom said I was not allowed to waste money on that, and I assume my friends’ moms said the same, because we picked through fields and ditches and the yard behind the seaplane dock, looking for pop bottles. We
The first thing you saw when you entered Nellie’s store in Sioux Lookout, Ontario was the candy counter took them in, not washed, to Nellie, who accepted them and gave us credit for them until we had enough for Beatles cards. Susan, who lived at the foot of our hill, went through a stealing stage. She would wait until Nellie was distracted and, fast as anything, her arm would move into the case of chocolate bars. I was alternately awed and shocked. I know that Nellie quietly called her parents and they solved it somehow, without drawing unnecessary attention or embarrassing her in front of us and the others in the store. To all the “Nellies” in the
world, and especially our Nellie, I say thank you and thank you again ... for good memories, for gentle understanding of little people, for a genuine service to our corner of the world, and even for more than my share of cavities. Wherever you are, may your life be as sweet as you helped make ours. Beverly Brazier is the ordained minister at Whitehorse United Church. She writes sermons regularly, but also enjoys the writers’ group at WUC that encourages her to expand her repertoire.
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Community EVENTS ATLIN Wednesdays Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Wed. Sep. 26 Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre The stages of life are told through multiple sketches and songs by the British comedy troupe. Rated 18A Sun. Sep. 30 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Sep. 30 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Wed. Oct. 3 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre
BEAVER CREEK Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Sat. Sep. 29 Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club Tue. Oct. 2 Volleyball 8:00 PM Beaver Creek Community Club
BURWASH LANDING Wed. Oct. 3 Culture & Craft Night 6:30 PM Jacquot Hall Start a new project, ﬁnish an old project, great teachers to help and share techniques with! Held in the Elders Room
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 867-399-3321 Wednesdays Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays and Thursdays Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Tuesdays and 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 and Fridays AA Carcross Wed. 6:30 pm, Fri. 1:30 pm, Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Sep. 26 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Sep. 26 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Thu. Sep. 27 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Sep. 27 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Sep. 27 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat. Sep. 29 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Sep. 30 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Oct. 1 CTRRC Mtng 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Oct. 1 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Oct. 1 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Oct. 2 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Oct. 2 C/TFN Communication Team Mtng 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Oct. 2 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Oct. 2 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Oct. 2 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. Oct. 3 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Oct. 3 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranﬁeld@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Oct. 3 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Oct. 3 School Council 7:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building
DAWSON CITY Daily, Tue. to Sun. Dawson City Pool: Public Swim Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 3:30-5:00 pm & Tue/ Wed/Thu 7-8:30 pm & Sat/Sun 3-4:30 pm, Parent & Tot Swim Wed/Fri 5:30-6:30 pm & Sat/Sun 9:30-11am & Sat. 2-3:00 pm & Sun. 1:30-3:00 pm Early Bird Lane Swim Tue/Wed/ Thu 6:30-8:30 am.Ph. 993-7400 for more info. Wed. Sep. 26 The Beading Circle 2:00 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn a few basic beading techniques and see what it takes. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for this timeless art form. Limited to 6 seats. Thu. Sep. 27 Youth Art Series - Street Art 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Free, Snacks, and no registration required. Fri. Sep. 28 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Sep. 28 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Sep. 28 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Sep. 28 Harmonica George in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Sep. 29 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel
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Sat. Sep. 29 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. Sep. 29 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Sep. 29 Busted Up: A Yukon Story in Whitehorse 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A plethora of real-life characters whose opinions and stories are as varied as their age and ethnic backgrounds reveal themselves: how they ended up in the territory, why they stayed, their beliefs, their roots and their fears. Pay what you decide. Sun. Sep. 30 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sun. Sep. 30 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Oct. 1 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Oct. 1 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Oct. 1 The Beading Circle 2:00 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn a few basic beading techniques and see what it takes. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for this timeless art form. Limited to 6 seats. Mon. Oct. 1 Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Mon. Oct. 1 Hand Building Pottery Drop In 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Basic Tools and materials provided - no instruction provided. Enter through the back door. Mon. Oct. 1 Yasuko Thanh - Author Talk and Reading 7:00 PM Dawson City Community Library Free event, and refreshments will be provided. Books available for sale. 993-5571 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue. Oct. 2 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed. Oct. 3 The Beading Circle 2:00 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn a few basic beading techniques and see what it takes. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for this timeless art form. Limited to 6 seats. Wed. Oct. 3 YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 PM YTG Property management building
Wednesdays Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Tuesdays and Thursdays Shufﬂeboard 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more info Thu. Sep. 27 Thu. Sep. 27 After School Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6-12, snacks, crafts, ﬁeld trips and lots of fun games. Call 994-2375 for more information. Thu. Sep. 27 Shufﬂeboard 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Fri. Sep. 28 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun. Sep. 30 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun. Sep. 30 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Oct. 2 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. Oct. 2 After School Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6-12, snacks, crafts, ﬁeld trips and lots of fun games. Call 9942375 for more information. Tue. Oct. 2 Shufﬂeboard 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more information. Wed. Oct. 3 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.
HAINES JUNCTION Wednesdays Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wednesdays Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, ﬁtness, pool tournaments, shufﬂeboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Thu. Sep. 27 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu. Sep. 27 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Sep. 27 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Sep. 27 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email email@example.com for more information. Thu. Sep. 27 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri. Sep. 28 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Mon. Oct. 1 Community Programming 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Oct. 2 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Oct. 2 Community Programming 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Oct. 2 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed. Oct. 3 Community Programming 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Wed. Oct. 3 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre
LORNE MOUNTAIN Mon. Oct. 1 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel. net
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Wednesdays Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Sep. 26 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Sep. 26 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Sep. 26 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend. Fri. Sep. 28 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Sep. 29 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Sep. 29 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 firstname.lastname@example.org Thu. Sep. 27 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Oct. 2 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Oct. 2 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Oct. 3 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Oct. 3 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Oct. 3 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre
MAYO Fri. Sep. 28 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Sep. 30 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Oct. 1 Yoga Classes 7:00 PM Mayo Curling Arena Bring your own Yoga mat or borrow ours. Classes are free of charge and drop-ins are welcome. 8979962043 Tue. Oct. 2 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus Wed. Oct. 3 Family Dinner and Activities 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre
OLD CROW Thu. Sep. 27 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Sep. 30 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Oct. 2 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center
Mondays AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tuesdays and Thursdays Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wednesdays and Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods. Sat. Sep. 29 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Sat. Sep. 29 Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Mon. Oct. 1 Carcross Tagish Renewable Resource Council 12:30 PM Tagish Community Centre All welcome to attend. Wed. Oct. 3 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca
TESLIN Mondays Teslin Lake Bird Observatory Teslin Campground Open at sunrise for 6 Hours. Get up close and personal with a variety of migrating birds while watching the bird banders at work. Park at the large brown cook shelter, follow the adjacent foot trail down to the lakeshore and follow the sign-age. Wednesdays Seniors Social 10:00 am Teslin Rec Center Every Wednesday come play cards, drink coffee, chat, and have a good time. Call Kelsey at 335-4250 or email email@example.com Thu. Sep. 27 Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 firstname.lastname@example.org Fri. Sep. 28 Girls Club 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Fri. Sep. 28 Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Mon. Oct. 1 Local Storytelling 6:30 PM Teslin Public Library Tue. Oct. 2 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Oct. 2 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin. ca Tue. Oct. 2 Family Game Night 6:30 PM Teslin Public Library Tue. Oct. 2 Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ ttc-teslin.com Wed. Oct. 3 Family Craft Night 6:30 PM Teslin Public Library
WATSON LAKE Mondays-Fridays 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 info. Mondays and Thursdays Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together!
Tuesdays and Thursdays Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 5368023 Wednesdays to Thursdays Drop In SportsGames 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle. For more info call Meaghen at 536-8023 Mondays to Fridays, Yukon’s Northern Lights Centre, 6 shows daily. Northern Lights Centre boasts state-of-the-art panoramic video and surround-sound systems. Email: nlc@ northwestel.net Phone: (867) 536-7827 (STAR) Saturdays Watson Lake Thrift Store, Noon to 3pm Thu. Sep. 27 Community Kitchen 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre A afternoon of being in the kitchen, cooks some nutritious meals and bake some goodies to take home. Thu. Sep. 27 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. Sun. Sep. 30 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Oct. 1 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. Tue. Oct. 2 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. Tue. Oct. 2 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake
HAINES Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30| #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat. 5:15-6:30 pm| Mon/ Wed/Fri 11 am-12:30 pm | Sat. 10 am-12 pm, #907-766-2666 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Senior’s Aquasize 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays After-school Outdoor Series 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Until Sat. Nov. 3 Exhibit - “Watershed” Exhibit Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Through a display of artwork from several local artists with deep ties to the Chilkat Valley, “Watershed” 9077662366 ‘Until Sat. Nov. 3 Exhibit - “Watershed” Exhibit Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Through a display of artwork from several local artists with deep ties to the Chilkat Valley, “Watershed” 9077662366 Wed. Sep. 26 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Sep. 26 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Sep. 26 Rock Band for Teens and Preteens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Sep. 26 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Sep. 26 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Sep. 26 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu. Sep. 27 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Sep. 27 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Thu. Sep. 27 Lure Making for Kids with Fish and Game 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu. Sep. 27 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu. Sep. 27 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Sep. 27 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Sep. 27 The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts This exhibit shares the stories of the victims of the disaster. Advance tickets may be purchased with credit card by calling: 907-314-0099 Fri. Sep. 28 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri. Sep. 28 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Sep. 28 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Sep. 28 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Sep. 28 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library email@example.com Fri. Sep. 28 Kids Fishing Day at Chilkoot Lake 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Sep. 28 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Sep. 28 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Sep. 28 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Fri. Sep. 28 The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts This exhibit shares the stories of the victims of the disaster. Advance tickets may be purchased with credit card by calling: 907-314-0099 Sat. Sep. 29 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Sep. 29 Mushroom Festival-Mushroom Walk out to Moose Meadows 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Sat. Sep. 29 Haines Public Library Open 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library
Sat. Sep. 29 The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts This exhibit shares the stories of the victims of the disaster. Advance tickets may be purchased with credit card by calling: 907-314-0099 Sun. Sep. 30 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Sep. 30 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Sep. 30 Haines Public Library Open 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Oct. 1 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon. Oct. 1 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org Mon. Oct. 1 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Oct. 1 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Oct. 1 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Oct. 1 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Oct. 2 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Oct. 2 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Tue. Oct. 2 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue. Oct. 2 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue. Oct. 2 Legion Monthly Membership Meeting at Legion Hall 6:00 PM American Legion Tue. Oct. 2 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Oct. 2 Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Oct. 3 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Oct. 3 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Oct. 3 Rock Band for Teens and Preteens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Oct. 3 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Oct. 3 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Oct. 3 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar
SKAGWAY Daily, Mondays to Fridays, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Mondays & Wednesdays SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 am Skagway Rec. Centre Wed. Sep. 26 Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 AM Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907983-2679 for more info. Wed. Sep. 26 Acro Jam 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Thu. Sep. 27 Mat Pilates 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Sep. 27 Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 AM Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907983-2679 for more info. Thu. Sep. 27 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Sep. 27 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Sep. 28 SpinYOGA 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Sep. 29 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Sep. 29 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Sep. 29 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Sep. 30 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Oct. 1 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Oct. 1 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. Oct. 1 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Oct. 1 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Oct. 2 Mat Pilates 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Oct. 2 Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 AM Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-9832679 for more info. Tue. Oct. 2 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Oct. 2 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. Oct. 2 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Oct. 3 Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 AM Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907983-2679 for more info. Wed. Oct. 3 Acro Jam 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade
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Adam Macdougall (left) and Brandon Wicke star in the Guild’s presentation of the two-person black comedy Lawrence and Holloman PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton
tober 13 at the Guild Hall on 14th Avenue. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at Whitehorse Motors. More information is available at www.GuildHall.ca.
by Ken Bolton
Ken Bolton is a freelance writer who lives southeast of Whitehorse.
A season of disparate classics
The new Guild season starts Thursday with a Canadian-written black comedy classic, Lawrence and Holloman he Guild Theatre will launch its 2018–19 season this week with Lawrence and Holloman, a darkly hilarious two-hander by award-winning Canadian playwright Morris Panych. First produced at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre in 1998, it later inspired a film by the same name, starring Ben Cotton and Daniel Arnold, which drew mixed critical and box office response. In Panych’s original, Lawrence (played in the Guild version by Adam MacDougall) is an ebullient, eternally-optimistic salesman, whom director Brian Fidler likens to a character from TV’s Mad Men series. “He’s a bit of a chauvinist, completely politically incorrect, and oblivious to the fact there could be anything wrong with his misogyny and political incorrectness,” Fidler explained. “Lawrence has a lot of things going for him. His work is going well, he’s about to get married, he’s got a few chicks on the side. He’s a very confident, ‘everythingis-going-his-way’ kind of guy.” Enter Holloman (Brandon Wicke), the yin to Lawrence’s yang. “Holloman is the exact opposite—a nerd who works in the finance department and is not doing so well in his life. These two men meet up, and Holloman sort
of gets a focus on what he wants to do.” [If the character’s name summons up images of T.S. Eliot’s poetry, it is not by coincidence.] As the relationship between the two develops, Holloman grows increasingly resentful of Lawrence’s condescending attitude toward him. Lawrence’s life soon begins to unravel, eventually resembling that of the biblical Job, whose faith in God was tested by everything from loss of his family and livelihood to an attack of festering boils. “The character of Lawrence is tested time and time again, but he remains true to himself. Everything just falls apart around him, but he remains optimistic,” Fidler said. For the audience, the response might provide a touch of schadenfreude, the perverse pleasure sometimes derived from the suffering of someone who deserves to be knocked down a peg or two. But what is Holloman’s attitude, and what role might he have played in his friend’s undoing? Fidler declined to be specific, except to suggest that the catand-mouse plot ends (in true Eliot style) not with a bang, but a whimper. Although Panych’s script was a product of the 1990s, Fidler has
conceived this production as an early 1960s-style whodunit, complete with a spy/espionage soundtrack. Fidler admits to having personal reasons for choosing this piece to open his third season as the Guild’s artistic director. “I’ve always loved this play, and I’ve been looking for an opportunity either to be in it, or to produce it,” he said. “His writing is super witty and very clever. In front of the right audience, there’s a laugh a line, and it moves really, really quickly. It’s just blindingly clever—to my taste, anyway,” he added. “Now that I get to hold the reins and do the programming for the Guild, this was the perfect opportunity. It was a combination of loving the play and knowing there was the actor base in town to pull it off.” In fact, he admitted, casting the show involved some hard decisions. “There were some super-talented people who came out, and I could have cast it a number of different ways, but these two (MacDougall and Wicke) really stood out.” Lawrence and Holloman has its official opening on Thursday, September 27 at 8 p.m., with a preview performance the previous evening. It runs until Saturday, Oc-
s the Guild Theatre’s artistic director, Brian Fidler faced some challenges finding the right balance for the four shows he had picked for the 2018–19 season— each of which he considered a classic in its own right. He chose to follow the black comedy opener with something more substantial: French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 masterpiece, No Exit. “It made sense to have something that an audience can really sink their teeth into. It was also a casting thing. I think we have great potential to cast that show up here.” The play concerns three strangers locked together for eternity in a small chamber in Hell. There are no instruments of torture, but they become each other’s tormentors. Hence, Sartre’s famous dictum that, “Hell is other people.” Fidler sees parallels with current times. “We’re stuck in this nightmare where we don’t have any say in the world we’re living in and who’s running it. But hopefully, it’s not for eternity,” Fidler joked. No Exit will run from November 29 through December 15, under the direction of Vancouverite Genevieve Fleming, who has previously directed the play’s French-language version, Huis Clos. “We start out a little dark, then we move right into the light in the new year.” From January 24 until February 9, the black-box theatre will feature Christopher Durang’s 2012 comic hit, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a riff on Anton Chekhov’s familiar themes of small lives in small towns. “I was casting around for a Chekhov piece, because there’s a certain portion of our audience that likes Shakespeare and likes Chekhov. I read Vanya, and I thought it was hilarious and perfect.” Brian Cochrane will spearhead the show in his second directorial stint at the Guild. The season will close in April (4–20) with The Drowsy Chaperone, an all-Canadian take on the 1920s musical comedy that took Broadway by storm in 2006 and captured five Emmy awards on its way to worldwide theatre acclaim. “It’s always been on my bucket list of shows, and I think it’s a great challenge to try and do this big, jazzy show in the Guild, in that small space.” Former Whitehorse dancer/choreographer Jessica Hickman will direct, with musical direction by her husband, Brooke Maxwell, the musical brain behind Atomic Vaudeville’s wildly popular Ride the Cyclone.
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by Doug Sack It required a great deal of thought about a large number of camping and work trips between 1971 and 2018 to trim this wild turkey down to the following menu: ALASKA West coast of Kenai Peninsula and Dyea tidal ﬂats N.W.T. The Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk via Dempster Highway NORTHERN B.C. Atlin YUKON Kluane Park: Slim’s River, Sheep Mountain and the Donjek Top of the World: an oasis of scenery, serenity and solitude Southern Lakes: including Yukon’s newest campground (Conrad) on the Windy Arm of Tagish Lake
To ‘Looks Like a Caribou’ and back
riving to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. (located on Kugmallit Bay of the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean), is no big deal. Canadians have been doing it for many years on the annual winter ice roads that used to run down the Mackenzie Delta, from Inuvik, to the frozen open ocean. Indeed, my three grandchildren, aged six, eight and 10 at the time, enjoyed the Last Ice Road in March, 2018, in -30s temps to beat the crowds when the Inuvik– Tuk “Highway” opened to the pub-
lic with the spring thaw of 2018. The official opening in November 2017 was just a legal formality and photo op. Here is how that March trip went, with nightly campsites:
3-18 - Minto Airport 3-19 - Blackstone River 3-20 - Rock River, YT 3-21 - Tuktoyaktuk, NWT 3-22 - Inuvik Hotel, NWT 3-23 - Rock River 3-24 - Tombstone, YT 3-25 - Same 3-26 - Whitehorse, 6–7 p.m.
“Bingo! We’re on a Pingo!” Tuktoyaktuk is located on the shores of the Beaufort Sea on the Arctic Ocean and at the end of the Dempster and new Inuvik to “Tuk” highways PHOTO: Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons
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These pingos are located near Tuktoyaktuk When I asked the kids to relate the most memorable highlight of their unique journey on the historical last ice road, they replied with great enthusiasm: “We got a hotel room in Inuvik and one bed was just for jumping on like a trampoline. It was awesome.” And I did write them a little poem for good luck on their first trip as High Arctic explorers:
An Arctic Shamrock
Aye, tis at last St. Paddy’s morning And time fer Grandpa’s ﬁnal warning: If ye dig beneath the snows of Tuk Yer sure to ﬁnd the green good luck Of a shamrock on the Beaufort shore Where a shiny black raven quoths: “Nevermore!” Or, perhaps; “Bingo! We’re on a Pingo!”
Everybody who lives north of the provinces has their favourite place in the Yukon and mine has always been the Dempster, since getting so intimate with it as a young man during construction back in the mid ’70s. There is something about building a road which is very similar to raising a child. You feel like part of the creation of it and know it on a level much deeper than simply driving on it as an off-duty or aging tourist. You also know where all the warts are, which sections were tough or easy to build and the subsequent construction stories/memories of things never seen before or since. For example, the constant presence of the aurora borealis on every 10-hour shift, day or night, since there is little or no competing sunlight in winter. The extraordinary became a daily routine. Once, while driving back to Dawson for days off (three weeks on, one off), we got caught in the middle of the migrating Porcupine caribou herd and it took four hours to go four miles while gently nudging does out of the way with the bumper. We were right in the cencont’d on page 23 ...
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It ‘Looks Like a Caribou’ and back ... cont’d These examples of pingos are found on the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. They are unique arctic landforms formed by water and permafrost
PHOTO: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve via Wikimedia Commons ter of the herd with the does and calves. The bucks travel on the outside in a circular formation as protection against predators, mostly wolf packs that follow behind and take the injured, ill and aged. There is no room to do it here, but I could name every section of the road from the bridge over the upper Klondike River, 25 miles outside of Dawson, to Inuvik, which is still the northern terminus of the Dempster. The In-Tuk is a separate 137-kilometre highway ending with a little peninsula where you can get a photo of your rig with the Arctic Ocean on three sides, and maybe a couple of pingos in the background. Tuk is to pingos what the Klondike is to gold nuggets or “Home, Sweet Home.” Pingo is an Inuvialuktun word meaning “small hill.” The scientific term is hydrolaccolith, which defines as “a mound of earthcovered ice found in the Arctic
and subarctic that can reach up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) in diameter,” according to the NWT government, which advertises Tuk’s best day trip to be a hike to “the top of nearby 49-metrehigh Ibyuk Pingo, the secondtallest pingo in the world, which grows two centimetres per year.” Tuktoyaktuk has the highest concentration of pingos in Canada, with some 1,350 examples. Pingo National Landmark protects eight of them, including Ibyuk. Alaska is home to the Kadleroshilik Pingo, the highest known pingo in the world. Other places with pingos include Nunavut and the Yukon, Greenland, Siberia and the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen. Recent estimates indicate that more than 11,000 pingos exist on Earth, with more than 6,000 alone in northern Asia. They are artesian vents com-
mon to Arctic permafrost, which work just like a volcano, except the cone is formed by freezing water rather than cooling magma. When they thaw and melt, for whatever reasons, they leave a hole and a pot-lake (also called a pingo) and can be found anywhere that was glaciated in the various ice ages. They were and are popular with Inuvialuit hunters for spotting caribou on land and beluga whales on the ocean. Until 1950, Tuktoyaktuk was known as Port Brabant, since its founding as a Hudson Bay post in 1928, which attracted hunters and turned it into a community. Then it became the first Indigenous location in Canada to drop its colonial name for the traditional, which translates, in this case, as “looks like a caribou,” which is exactly what you would expect to hear from a hunter on the top of a pingo on the edge of the Arctic Ocean. The Dempster was the first road in North America to cross the Arctic Circle. It has to be the premier adventure travel road in Canada, especially now and in the future, since you can finally drive to the Arctic Ocean on an all-weather, year-round land route. You still get to cross the Peel and Mackenzie riv-
ers on summer ferries and winter ice roads, but that’s it for delays and obstacles now that the delta ice road is bypassed and obsolete. Believe it or not, now that it is possible, the big thing visitors are doing on their first visit to the Arctic Ocean is dipping their big toes into it, which has become Tuk’s answer to Dawson City’s Sourtoe Cocktail; but the more adventurous are going for a quick swim, while some of the younger and dumber are skinny-dipping—a photo op for short-sighted elders, if ever there was one. Purchasing a double-meaning T-shirt also seems to be mandatory, such as “TUK U”. I wanted to find one saying: “I got Tukked on a Pingo” but was not successful. They also have two music festi-
The scenic Dempster Highway is the first leg of the drive to “Tuk”
vals: the Beluga Jamboree (midApril) and the Pingo Music Festival (mid-August). And it is inevitable that a Winter Solstice “Whoopup” will develop some time in the future for those who find Christmas cute, quaint and outdated. We’ll leave that one to the next generation. This one was happy to finally dip a big toe in Canada’s third ocean. Now we just have to kiss a sleeping grizzly bear and get lucky in a tippy canoe to be truly worthy of being called Canadian. Whitehorse–Tuk: 1,370 kilometres, one way.
Doug Sack, 71, is the former sports editor of the Yukon News and the Whistler Question and longtime columnist for Ski Canada magazine. Before that, he was young.
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ocated on the northeastern corner of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Quttinirpaaq National Park is Canada’s northernmost national park. Until recently it was virtually inaccessible to your average earthling. Quttinirpaaq just became a bit more reachable with the completion of a partnership project between Parks Canada and Google Street View, which aims to increase access to remote locations in Canada through Google Street View. Now that the park has gone online, Canadians can experience the extreme North with the click of a mouse. “There’s a sense that Canadians and the world, as a whole, are becoming more aware of the Arctic,” said Emma Upton, park manager for Quttinirpaaq National Park. “It’s a kind of recognition and it’s an opportunity to bring a piece of the North to the South.” The project for Quttinirpaaq started in 2015. The crew was on the ground for five days in the summer of 2016. The content was reviewed in the summer of 2017, and all of the content was published in October 2017. Upton spent a day guiding a crew that was photographing Quttinirpaaq with an S 360 Google Trekker Camera, in 2016. “It took a fair bit of planning to get to that latitude. It was a bit mind-boggling. “The terrain isn’t the easiest to walk. A lot of it is tundra or rocky landscape, and the cameraman was so excited to be there that he was getting distracted,” she said with a laugh. “We picked spots to photograph that we know are of interest.”
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Walking the streets of Resolute Bay, a Parks Canada team member puts the hamlet offices on the map She said that while the unpredictable weather was a concern, at first, everything worked out. “We were so fortunate ... everything arrived on time, the sun started to shine on the day that the crew showed up. Ellesmere Island that week was especially spectacular.” Upton has been in Nunavut since 2014. She began her north-
ern journey with Parks Canada in 2001, at the Yukon’s Kluane National Park, and sees the Quttinirpaaq project as one of the highlights of her career. “It was really fun to plan something way ahead of time and engage communities,” said Upton.
The communities of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord are the gateway to Quttinirpaaq National Park, and the participation of local residents in the project, encouraged by Parks Canada, sets it apart from other Google Maps endeavours. Grise Fiord has a population of roughly 130, and Resolute Bay has a population of roughly 200.
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Advance screenings of the Google Maps launch were held in both communities so that residents could give their input before the information went online. Organizers said that there were about 40 residents present at the advance launch in Grise Fiord and only slightly fewer in attendance at Resolute Bay, which is a big turnout taking population size into account. “Residents were very very excited about this. It really put the geography into perspective, and we got lots of positive feedback. It was very meaningful,” said Upton. Upton’s hope is that more people will be drawn to visit Quttinirpaaq, once they’ve had a taste of it through Google Maps. “Although it can be difficult to get here, we want to get
Two Parks Canada team members taking a break in the MacDonald River Valley with the Google Trekker people dreaming about visiting, increase the appreciation that people have for Canada’s North, and change some of the preconceived notions that people have about the North.” Quttinirpaaq is the farthest north that Google Street View has been, to date. Phil McComiskey—partnering, engagement and communications officer with the Parks Canada Nunavut Field Unit—thinks that all Canadians should consider experiencing Nunavut. “It is a part of our country [that] few Canadians are
aware of, and even fewer go to see/experience.” Yukoners shouldn’t write off a visit to Nunavut just because we live in the North, either. “The territory of Nunavut is very different from the Yukon, in culture and language, climate, and history,” he said. For those with an interest in visiting, 25,000 Aeroplan points can get you to Resolute Bay from anywhere in Canada. If you can’t afford to ﬂy but love to cook, twice a year the Chef at the Top of the World project invites Canadians to express an interest in being a camp cook for a couple of weeks while experiencing the Far North. “Heading to Nunavut and Quttinirpaaq means getting a better grasp of how vast Canada’s North really is—we live in a big country,” said McComiskey. “Quttinirpaaq is just beautiful. It’s remote, vast, and stark. “Evidence of human activity, dating back thousands of years, is scattered throughout the landscape ... it’s hard to miss when walking on the land! And, for all its starkness, it is surprisingly rich in ﬂora and fauna.” Established as a national park, in the year 2000, with the creation of Nunavut Territory, Qut-
tinirpaaq means “top of the world” in Inuktitut. Covering 37,775 square kilometres (14,585 square miles), it’s the secondbiggest park in Canada, after Wood Buffalo National Park. It’s the second most-northerly in the world after Northeast Greenland National Park. More information about the collaboration between Google Street View and Parks Canada, as well as other sites that have been captured around the country, can be found at www.pc.gc. ca/en/multimedia/cartes-maps. All information about visiting the park and about volunteer opportunities can be found online at
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October 1 - 7 Colouring Contest at Canada Games Centre, First Floor Concourse
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Monday, October 1 Family Drop-in at Polarettes Gymnastics Club 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 16 Duke St. (attached to Vanier High School) Drop-in for families & caregivers. Staff demo. Hosted by the Child Development Centre
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Wednesday, October 3 Yukon Wildlife Preserve Family Bus Tour 8:30 - 11:45 AM (includes Bus transport) Bus pickup: see Monday’s schedule.
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Food Bank Food Drive 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Kluane Lake School Salmon egg collecting and milt at Kluane River. Potluck lunch.
Mayo Family Dinner and Activities Wednesday, October 3 5:00 - 10:00 PM Mayo Community Hall Hosted by First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun
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Turkey Dinner and Hand Games Friday, October 5 12:00 - 2:30 PM Ross River School Bring your favourite side dish or salad.
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September 26, 2018
Earth to Yukon College
YukonSat prepares for its big space debut with a first-time satellite project — and you can join in!
by Michael Bramadat-Willcock
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(l-r) Patrick Gall (CubeSat Project Manager, Aurora College), Alison Anderson (CubeSat Principal Investigator, Yukon College), Callie Lissinna (Project Manager, AlbertaSat), Francis Reid (CubeSat Project Manager, Yukon College), Ian Mann (Professor, University of Alberta), and Kevin Wolsey (CubeSat Co-Investigator, Aurora College) are working on Yukon’s satellite for the Canadian Space Agency Whitehorse resident Sam Finton, who is working on his Undergraduate Degree at Dalhousie University, jumped on the chance to get involved with the CubeSat project through Yukon College. Finton said that he’s getting a chance to share ideas and learn from professionals in the field through workshops and guest speakers. “Overall it’s just inspired me. Before this I hadn’t really thought at all about space or anything like that, and [I’m]
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just being able to see that I can actually have a part to play.” Finton said that now is the time to get involved as access to these types of projects become more accessible to Yukoners. “My parents would never have had an opportunity like this.” He said it’s important to take advantage of chances like this when they come up and that people don’t need any kind of expertise to get involved. “Don’t be afraid to come show up to the meetings,” said Finton. “We’re really starting with the basics, so we’ve been doing tutorials and workshops for the people who are involved in the course, just to kind of get people all up to speed and learning about technology.” As the project gears up for the winter, Finton said that the team is working on conceptualizing a project that will showcase the Yukon. “It would be really cool to put a Yukon spin on space,” said Finton. He said that exactly how this is achieved this depends on factors like the orbit of the International Space Station and the payload of the satellite, “I think we have a lot
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Michael Bramadat-Willcock is a journalist based in Whitehorse. He’s in Montreal right now working on his Master’s. His research focuses on environmental reporting in the North.
A CubeSat is a tiny spacecraft that is a 10 cm cube or possibly multiples of that size. The device will be taken to the International Space Station by a supply rocket in 2020 or 2021, and then ejected off into space to undertake its mission for as long as it can function, typically three to 12 months, and then it falls back to Earth and burns up.
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of potential for creativity there.” Ripples are being felt in the community, and one local business has already jumped on-board with CubeSat. “I’ve had a passion for everything space-related since I was a youngster [...] so when I read that the Yukon had its own CubeSat program, I looked for a way I could contribute,” said Glenn Piwowar, who sits on the board of directors at YuKonstruct. YuKonstruct is a community workspace that blends machine shops, workshops and studios as a way for Yukoners to share resources. Piwowar said that the workspace is developing a partnership with Yukon College, and when it became apparent some members of the CubeSat project team could use some technical training, they offered to pitch in with facilities and instructors. Workshops have included handson tutorials in basic soldering skills, an introduction to microcontrollers and more open-ended sessions. “The objective is to give team members an opportunity to learn some electronics skills and, at the same time, quickly learn
to collaborate in solving problems or achieving an objective with what they have learned.” The YukonSat project is following a three-year timeline from start to launch, and students are welcome to join at any time throughout the project. The students are starting to work on their mission objective—what they want the satellite to do. Once they decide on an objective, they will move into the detailed design, assembly and testing phases. Local mentors, as well as the Canadian Space Agency and partners at University of Alberta and Aurora College are training the students to do this work. Anyone who wants to be involved in the YukonSat project can contact MissionControl@yukoncollege.yk.ca. High school and post-secondary students can join the team, community members can help out as mentors, and outreach activities can be organized through Yukon College in communities, schools or other groups that are interested.
he Yukon will be launching a satellite into orbit for the first time, as part of a Canadian Space Agency-led project. Yukon College students are in the conceptual stage of their first-ever space mission. “A Yukon satellite will expand the depth of knowledge we have in the territory and will hopefully lead to other space-related projects in the future,” said Alison Anderson, P.Eng. and principal investigator for the CubeSat project at Yukon College. According to the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian CubeSat project lets students from each province and territory design, build, launch and operate their own miniature satellite. “The successful completion of this project will be another example of the amazing abilities of Yukoners,” said Anderson. She said that there is still room for people to sign up and benefit from the experience. “Don’t be afraid to get involved! No skills are required—just enthusiasm and the willingness to learn.” The wider community is invited to get involved, too. “We would love to see local businesses offer expertise to help guide the students and possibly offer the use of any specialty equipment,” said Anderson.
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