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he pre-Christmas season will soon be underway here in the Klondike, actually beginning a few days before this piece can see print. It’s a season of bazaars and open houses that lead up to the actual holidays. It begins with the oldest and largest of the bazaars, the Little Blue Daycare Christmas Bazaar. This will fill the gym and ancillary room at the Robert Service School, in Dawson, on November 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s a fundraiser for the daycare, so there is a fee for table space, but the selection is wide open beyond that. There are always organizations looking for members and crafts, catalogue items looking for buyers, lots of baked goods of all kinds, 50/50 raffle tickets and a cakewalk event for the grad class. Santa holds court on the stage and sits with both eager and frightened children, for family pictures. It’s a meeting place as well as a market, and there’s a lot of visiting going on. The next Saturday (November 24), the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture stages its Christmas
Art and Craft Fair in the ballroom on the second floor. This will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the first hour being an Accessible Time for seniors. Tables need to have been reserved in advance as this one raises funds to support the ODD Gallery downstairs. The focus here is on locallyproduced cards, apparel, photographs, paintings, pottery, glass items and the work of resident creators. Its motto is “Shop local for one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts by local artists and makers!” There is also Christmas-themed music provided by local musicians. The town used to hold an open house buffet-style event, but now it hosts a family-focussed Celebration of Lights, based around the picnic shelter in the Waterfront Park. There is singing, music, a walk and run event with a couple of pseudo-Santas, and the official ignition of the park’s Christmas lights. The date for this isn’t set yet, but November 24 is the current favourite. December 7 (a Friday) will see the second running of the Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF) Winter
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Bizarre (note the spelling). This is not a craft fair, though DCMF merch will be available in the KIAC ballroom during the 4 p.m. to midnight time frame. The hours will be spent as a “night of live music, games, auctions, food, drinks, karaoke, live radio, a photo booth, and a general feeling of good cheer!” It is a DCMF fundraiser, so bring along some cash. The next day (Saturday, December 8) will see the Last Minute Bazaar, which is held annually at the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (TH) Community Hall. There is a strong focus on First Nations craft work at this event, but other things do appear on the tables. Not yet determined at this writing are the annual open house events at the Dawson City Museum and the RCMP detachment. These are always well-attended and replete with good food. The last big event on the calendar before Christmas Eve is the TH Community Dinner, to be held on December 15 at the Robert Service cont’d on page 3 ...
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It’s beginning to look a lot like (you know) ... cont’d School. It’s a buffet-style event that usually includes the TH community awards. Sometimes this is also the night for the annual Boat Parade, during which wildly-decorated vessels are towed around the town, but it works better for both events when they are separated. There is usually a performance of the Nutcracker, featuring the principle cast from the Northern Lights School of Dance and some local performers. There’s no date for this yet, but it’s usually a Sunday event, and last year was Dec.
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What’s Inside Klondike Korner .....................2 Didee/Didoo ..........................3 Lilley Book Launch ..................4 Step Outside ..........................5 Living With Wildlife .................6 The Guild: No Exit ..................9
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Sun. Nov. 25 How to Thrum Class 1:00 PM Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store This class will teach you how to make thrums and how to knit them into your project. Yarn and roving is included in the cost of the class. Register in store. Sun. Nov. 25 Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2:00 PM Arts Underground Felting, screen-printing, beading, panting, hand sewing and much more to accomplish your grand design. Ages: 19+ Most Supplies are included Call 667-4080 for more information. Sun. Nov. 25 Adult RPG Drop-in - Dungeons & Dragons, Pathﬁnder and More 2:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Monthly Role-Playing Game (RPG) Free! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Must be 18 years of age or older. Sun. Nov. 25 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. Nov. 25 2018 Grey Cup Live 3:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center By tickets online. Tickets include - One Seat, One Drink Ticket, Pizza & Snacks, Safe Ride Home (Shuttle Drop Offs in Porter Creek, Riverdale and Copper Ridge after the game) Mon. Nov. 26 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-6686280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Nov. 26 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. Nov. 26 Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Nov. 26 Available Light Cinema Anthropocene 6:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet created in collaboration between master documentarians. Tickets online or at the door. Mon. Nov. 26 Available Light Cinema - The Sisters Brothers 8:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Adapted from a novel by British Columbia-born Patrick deWitt, set in Oregon circa 1851 and pitched in a darkly comic register, this is the tale of Eli (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix). Tue, Nov, 27, Cookies with Santa 2:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Come enjoy an Air North cookie with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We will have a volunteer photographer on site. Whitehorse Tue. Nov. 27 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Tue. Nov. 27 Toonie Tuesday Movie Night 7:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Wed. Nov. 28 4th Annual Government of Yukon Reverse Trade Show 9:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A great opportunity for vendors and contractors to network with government project managers and buyers. 667-3059 Wed. Nov. 28 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Nov. 28 Facing Injustice – the Relocation of Japanese Canadians to Manitoba 6:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Documentary ﬁlm, a Q&A Art Miki president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. For more information, contact Fumi Torigai at firstname.lastname@example.org or 393-2588 Wed. Nov. 28 Life, Love, and Drinking Alone 7:00 PM The Old Fire Hall The artist’s guide to smashing their phone, Featuring music from Opera to Musical Theatre, Pop to Country to rap. Tickets at the door. Wed. Nov. 28 Wayback Wednesday: Movie Night Expedition Yukon - 50 Yrs Later 7:00 PM MacBride Museum In 1967 as part of Canada’s Centennial celebrations, the Alpine Club of Canada made a series of expeditions to the Centennial Range Peaks in the St. Elias Mountain Range in the Yukon Territory. Wed. Nov. 28 Pelvic Organ Prolapse: tips from your Pelvic Health PT 7:15 PM Grace Space Call for more information. 633-6395 Wed. Nov. 28 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Nov. 28 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room
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Monday & Friday Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Wednesdays 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. Nov. 21 Potluck Play 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre A variety of hands-on activities inspired by stories including paint, glue, fabric and food. All Ages Wed. Nov. 21 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.
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Searching for a way out
Sartre’s No Exit was written in French as Huis Clos, translated as “In Camera”
The Guild Theatre production of J-P Sartre’s philosophical play, No Exit, opens on Thursday, November 29 by Ken Bolton in this adaptation by American translator Paul Bowles. “Each character, at least at the beginning, is really clinging to their constructed identity, which can include society, or values of etiquette and courtesy. As they circle around each other, we see a gradual stripping-off of these facades,” Fleming said. “So, they take their masks off, peel those layers back and, as one of the characters says, they’re naked as the day they were born. Basically, all of their secrets and the things that are ugly about them are laid bare.” Cradeau tries to convince the others to “stop playing the game and circling like a merry-goround,” Fleming said, yet even when faced with an opportunity to escape he is incapable of doing so. The play is firmly rooted in Sartre’s existentialist belief that freedom of choice means taking responsibility for one’s actions. “These are characters who are refusing to take responsibility for their actions and their behaviour toward other people, and making other people make choices for them,” Fleming explained. “They definitely air their dirty laundry, but I don’t know if that
necessarily comes with acceptance of responsibility or the culpability of it.” Sartre wrote No Exit in the middle of the Second World War, when France was under Nazi domination.
to be under German occupation,” Fleming said. Although she didn’t offer a direct comparison to current events in Europe, the U.S. or elsewhere, the director acknowledged that contemporary audiences might draw their own analogies. “There’s enough going on for us to find something to identify in the circumstances of being trapped in a situation beyond our control, or in the individual characters who come at it from different points of view and are struggling to accept those given circumstances,” she said. “I think that goes back to the things that I find interesting and engaging about the play: that we can always choose to be nasty people, but perhaps we can make a brighter choice in our everyday living.” While Sartre’s work revolves around his sometimes-complex philosophical ideas, Fleming says that alone is not playable onstage, no matter how well the actors understand it. “You still have to go for your goals and what your character wants to get out from the other character,” she explained. “A lot of time, that’s as simple as comfort, or understanding, or to get your own way. It has very
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enevieve Fleming is counting on Whitehorse audiences to take in the upcoming Guild Theatre production, even if just to indulge in some cold-weather Schadenfreude. In one sense, the Vancouverbased director suggested in an interview, staging French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 play, No Exit, is like holding a mirror up to our own society. “We, the audience, are participating and may seem voyeuristic by watching these people tear each other down, and taking pleasure in it,” she said. “These are people who are so perfectly balanced that they can’t help wanting to claw each other’s eyes out. It’s really fun to watch other people be miserable, and escape from the chill a little bit.” Sartre’s drama revolves around three deeply flawed humans who are destined to spend eternity cooped up together after being ushered into a small room in hell by the equivalent of a hotel valet, or bellhop. The first, Vincent Cradeau (played by Jason Westover), is a wartime deserter whose execution caused his wife—to whom he had been blithely unfaithful—to die of grief. The second, Inès Serrano (Elyssia Sasaki), is a manipulative mail clerk whose sexual designs on her cousin’s wife resulted in the man’s murder. The third member of the doomed trio is Estelle Rigualt (Andrea Bols), a married society woman whose lover committed suicide after she callously drowned the couple’s child. Martina Vols plays the bellhop
Vancouver-based guest director Genevieve Fleming is leading the production of No Exit
“It performed in Paris during the occupation, so I imagine it felt a lot like hell, to a lot of people,
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little to do with the actual philosophy for them, even though they are the mouthpieces for it.” Rather than just a philosophical lecture, the dramatic tension of the play includes scenes of attempted seduction, which don’t necessarily go well for the characters involved. “Each character approaches it from different perspectives. Even though they’re in hell and they don’t eat or drink, or sleep, or need to go to the restroom, they still have these desires that we associate with being human.” Fleming grew up in an Englishspeaking family in Moncton, New Brunswick, and got her first exposure to No Exit playing the bellhop in a French-language production at Mount Allison University, in nearby Sackville. Fifteen years later, she says the atmosphere of the Whitehorse venue reminds her of the blackbox Windsor Theatre on the Mount A. campus during her undergraduate days. “I love that it’s a really contained environment. I like the audience to come in and feel the tightness of the room. I think that really serves the production.” No Exit opens at the Guild Hall on 14th Avenue on Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m., with a preview performance the previous evening. It runs until Saturday, December 15.
Ken Bolton is a freelance writer and former co-editor of What’s Up Yukon.
November 21, 2018
Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy
Braised pork with apple cider and tarragon
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2 lbs. stewing pork, cubed
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. butter
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1 tsp. dried tarragon
mustard. And it’s a great way to use up that last little bit of cider that has gone a bit past its prime. If you don’t have tarragon in your spice rack, try substituting ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary.
1 onion, ﬁnely chopped 2 bay leaves 3 cups apple cider
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November 21, 2018
Grey Matters with Lillian Nakamura Maguire
In ‘the Zone’ - Taking each day as it comes ...
Okinawa, Japan, is one of the Blue Zone communities, with lower cancer, heart disease and dementia rates than North Americans. Older Okinawans are active walkers on paths such as this seaside trail
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Lillian Loponen at Ted Harrison Artist Residency program, June 2017
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Nita celebrating her 98th birthday
turned 70 this past summer. I’ve been pondering, How did I get there so soon? So what’s your stereotype of a 70-year-old “lady”? Grey hair? Yep, that’s me, and I earned every one! Wrinkles and brown splotches? Yes, plenty! A cane? Actually, walking sticks for long walks! Sitting in a rocking chair, all day, doing needlework? Definitely not me (but nothing wrong with it) … besides, can’t see much detail anymore. Did you hear about Amanda Rendall? She’s the dedicated, daily walker who, as part of her routine, cleans up litter at the Whitehorse skateboard park and visits with the skaters—something she’s been doing for close to 20 years. She has earned a special place in the hearts of the youth at the park. She’s 99. When I heard about her, I got thinking about older adults in my life … I mean much older than me, who are living vibrant and active lives in their 80s and 90s. There’s a couple in their 80s who operate, on their own, a placer mine, in Dawson, and have been doing it since they “retired” from their café business. I know several seniors and elders actively engaged in their communities. At least two First Nations Elders I know are leaders in preserving their Tlingit and Kaska culture and language.
Some baby boomers, former anti-war and civil rights activists, have continued their activism and founded many of the non-profit, advocacy, environmental and socialjustice groups in the Yukon. As baby boomers age, they will continue to be engaged and to speak out on various issues. I’m impressed by artistic women (friends and relatives in their 70s), one of whom is preparing for a major showing of her paintings, in 2019. Other 70-year-old friends continue to remain physically active in cross-country skiing, cycling in the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay, and canoeing in the Yukon River Quest. A woman who has served as a role model and inspiration for me, over the last couple of years, turned 98 in November. Nita’s got the usual aches and pains, failing hearing and vision issues, but I seldom hear a complaint from her. She lives independently. Does her own cooking, bakes the best Queen Elizabeth Cake, ever, and provides regular batches of cookies for her greatgrandson. She plays bridge, weekly, attends bingo for the social time, maintains her interest in current affairs and history and is a wonderful storyteller. She has an amazing memory for details, dates and locations and has travelled widely. She grew up in rural New Brunswick during the depression. Due to the determination of her aunt, she was able to complete her high school education and receive further training in a secretarial program. She pursued a career in the Federal Civil Service, married, raised one daughter and retired in 1985. When I asked for her advice on how to cope with turning 70 and the secret to her longevity, she said to “take each day as it comes.” Good, solid, down-to-earth advice, but at times difficult for me to follow as I try to map out my life while looking to the future. There are “Blue Zones,” communities in the world where people live longer and are healthier than anywhere else. In these communities, there is a larger percentage of healthy people living to 90 or even up to 100. Journalist Dan Buettner, in partnership with National Geographic, studied these communities and came up with the lifestyle factors that resulted in their longev-
ity. The study concluded that only about 10 per cent of their long and healthy lives was due to genes, whereas the major influence was lifestyle. The factors that Buettner found were:
1. Moving naturally
– physical activity that was built into their way of life. Walking, gardening and using hand-operated rather than mechanical tools for their yard work and housework.
2. Right Outlook – Ikigai (the term
that citizens of Okinawa, Japan, use to describe “why I wake up in the morning). Buettner concluded that having a sense of purpose adds seven extra years to one’s life. Taking time to de-stress—through prayer, having rituals to remember ancestors, and napping—were important as well.
3. Hara hachi bu – the Confucian
mantra said before an Okinawan meal, a reminder to stop eating when their stomach feels 80 per cent full. Blue Zone people eat a largely plant-based diet, with smaller portions of meat and moderate alcohol drinking at one to two glasses per day. (We’re not talking tumblers!)
– loved ones come first. As people age in Blue Zone communities, they gain more equity, people have a strong sense of belonging, and those who were born into or choose social circles that support healthy behaviours, live longer. No surprises. Many of these lifestyle choices are not just dependent on individual choices. Buettner found that these choices are dependent on community policies and systems that support sustainable, healthy lifestyle behaviours. There’s much to consider. For further thoughts on Blue Zone communities, go to BlueZones.com. By the way, if any of you are rushing out to move to a Canadian Blue Zone community, there isn’t one yet … but who knows ... maybe Whitehorse?
Lillian Nakamura Maguire, a retired rural Whitehorse resident, enjoys writing plays, personal essays and haiku, and exploring other creative expressions.
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November 21, 2018
HER LOVE BOILS BATH WATER (Japanese with English subtitles. PG. 125 mins.)
Futaba was diagnosed with cancer and was told that she had a few months to live. She decides to ﬁnd her estranged husband and bring him back, revive her family’s public bath house, encourage her daughter
Wed, November 21 Beringia Centre 7:00 pm (Door Open at 6:30pm) Admission $5.00
to overcome bullying, and adopts her husband’s daughter. This ﬁlm shows that a family can take many forms. The public bath setting shows a traditional side of the current Japanese society where strangers come together and share a bath tub. Film Director: Ryota Nakano
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In Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of REDRESS In early 1942, Canadian government invoked the War Measures Act. “All persons of Japanese origin” were labeled “enemy aliens”. Approximately 23,000 Japanese Canadians (75% of them were Canadian citizens) were stripped of all civil rights; their boats, farms, businesses, and houses were conﬁscated. They were sent to the Internment camps, to the sugar beet farms in Manitoba, to road camps, or even to prisoner-of-war camps; often families were separated. They were not allowed to return to the west coast until 1949. In 1988, the government of Canada acknowledged that its action was wrong and apologized to the Japanese Canadian community. The historic Redress was signed between the then-Prime Minister Mulroney and Art Miki, the then-president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC).
Wednesday, November 28
12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Pit, Yukon College
Open to general public, Light refreshments are served.
President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians at the time of Redress.
Brief talk by Mr. Miki, followed by Q&A
7:00 to 8:50 pm at the Public Library, meeting room Documentary ﬁlm “Facing Injustice – the Relocation of Japanese Canadians to Manitoba” (2018, Dir. Aaron Floresco, 44 minutes, Narrated by David Suzuki)
Member of the Order of Canada Member of the Order of Manitoba University of Winnipeg
Following the ﬁlm, Art Miki, the then-president of NAJC will speak.
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ready! eady! by Dave Blottner
hat is one to expect when one decides to go to a Rendezvous event in Nov-
ember? It would not be strange for this thought to cross your mind as you went to check out the preliminaries for the Ultimate Lip Sync Battle. Everything seems kind of normal at the Town & Mountain Hotel, as I roll in (just after 7 p.m.). I am greeted by a jovial-looking fellow wearing a red plaid. He lets me know his name is Dashing Dan and that, if I want (for a small fee), I can get in on the preliminaries for the Ultimate Lip Sync Challenge. The Town & Mountain is handing out gift certificates for first, second and third place that night, and I could go on to win up to $750 on the Rendezvous stage. It sounds like a good deal, but I pass for the time being ... I think I want to get the lay of the land first. Over the next half hour the bar begins to fill, and though it’s not straight-up Rendezvous, I do notice the occasional garter being worn, and more than a few plaid shirts coming out. Our hostess for the evening, one Musical Marjie, takes the stage near 7:30 and lets us know things are about to get started. She reminds us of the prizes and that Dashing Dan will be taking sign-ups all evening, so it’s not too late if anyone gets a little braver as the evening rolls on. With that out of the way, she calls up the evening’s MC, “Just Stu,”—not the cleverest of Rendezvous names, but the fellow is equal-parts charming and
suave and quickly gets the crowd riled up about the first act. A local woman takes the stage, with confidence and enthusiasm. She is not just a lip syncer, but she has painted on a beard and dances as the music hits its stride. The song is Sam Hunt’s “Break Up in a Small
Eager participants on November 10 gave it their all to earn a spot in in February’s Ultimate Lip Sync
der of the evening. The night progressed as such, with Just Stu peppering the crowd with lip sync and Rendezvous trivia, as attendees worked with Musical Marjie to track down the perfect lip sync song from their collection. There were the standard shoutouts and get you excited about what’s to come. That particular evening had three big winners: Leigh, in first place (“Break Up in a Small Town”); Emily, in second place (“Rock Star”); and Gabrielle, in third place (“Mama Mia”). All three of these lovely ladies will perform at the Ultimate Lip Sync Battle on February 22, 2019, at the Kwanlin Dűn Cultural Centre. In addition to that, it’s not too late ... Rendezvous will be hosting another lip sync preliminary on November 24, back at the Town &
Town” and the crowd eats it up and showers her in applause. After that, Just Stu lets us know that the judges will be deliberating for just a moment; and while they do, they call up a Rendezvous board member to keep the crowd entertained. “Top Shelf Tyson” and his sister Jessica rock out to “Bohemian Rhapsody”; and, whereas our first contestant had talent and skill, these two had raw enthusiasm and joy. They let us know, through their performance, that you need not be a professional to come up and have a good time, and they easily set the tone for the remain-
to the sponsors, Apex Energy Services and the Town & Mountain, for putting on the show, and all in all it was a good time. Then, just when you thought this was a wrap and you’d seen everything, Rendezvous pulls out another surprise and in walks the Air North Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can Line, four dancers who gave us a sneak preview of what we can expect to see in February. I would say that the lip sync prelims are a bit like a Christmas-inJuly party; it’s not really Rendezvous, but it gives you just enough of a taste to whet your appetite
Mountain. If you think you have the stage presence to go all the way, or just want a fun-filled evening with a taste of Rendezvous, go check it out (you won’t be sorry).
Dave “Canuck Chuck” Blottner is the executive director for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and a fullﬂedged sourdough having lived in the Yukon with his wife and two children for over a decade.
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Wednesdays Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Sat. Nov. 24 Al Pope - Book Release/Reading & Music Jam 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre A selection taken from my award winning Yukon News column Nordicity. Sat. Nov. 24 Atlin Christmas Craft Fair 11:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre To book a table call 250-651-7663, concession will be open. Sun. Nov. 25 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Nov. 25 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church
Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club
Wednesdays 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 Thu. Nov. 22 Children’s Drum Making 5:30 PM Jacquot Hall Call or email for more information. 841-4274 email@example.com Mon. Nov. 26 Volleyball Night 6:30 PM Jacquot Hall Call or email for more information. 841-4274 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue. Nov. 27 Yoga and Meditation 6:00 PM Jacquot Hall Everyone is welcome to join! Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a bottle of water, a blanket and 2 towels!
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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building 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 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 Until Fri. May. 3 Art Exhibit - A Closer Look Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building An exhibition showcasing ﬁve new works by Yukon artists, recently acquired for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Thu. Nov. 22 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Nov. 22 Moving Forward with Reconnection - Speaker Series 6:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sandra Johnson and Colleen James Call 668-7532 for more information. Thu. Nov. 22 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Thu. Nov. 22 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Nov. 24 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Nov. 25 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Nov. 26 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Nov. 26 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Nov. 27 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Nov. 27 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Nov. 27 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Nov. 27 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
Until Sat. Dec. 15 Art Exhibition - Final Girl by Marianne Pon-Layus KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Final Girl depicts fantasies and still images from B-movies and horror ﬁlms. Thu. Nov. 22 Handmade Linocut Cards 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Learn to carve and print your own linocut holiday cards. Call 993-5005 to register. Thu. Nov. 22 Trapper Training Workshops 6:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Community Support Centre Get a trapping licence (including an assistant trapper licence), Ages 16+ Call 634-4200, ext 253 for more information.
Thu. Nov. 22 Youth Hip Hop Series 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Free, snacks, no registration required - Ages 12-18 Fri. Nov. 23 55+ Coffee, Cards & Conversation 1:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Call 993-7400 ext. 299 for more information. Fri. Nov. 23 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Nov. 23 Karaoke in the Lounge 9:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Nov. 23 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Nov. 23 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Nov. 23 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Sat. Nov. 24 KIAC’s Annual Christmas Art & Craft Fair 12:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Shop local for one-of-a-kind, hand-made gifts by local artists and makers. Call 993-5005 for more info. Sat. Nov. 24 Open Studio 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Sat. Nov. 24 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. Nov. 24 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Nov. 24 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Nov. 24 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun. Nov. 25 Hand Building Pottery Basics 2:00 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. Sun. Nov. 25 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Nov. 26 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. Nov. 26 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Nov. 26 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Nov. 27 “A Better Man” Film Screening 7:00 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre A powerful new NFB/TVO documentary, FREE, 80 min. Followed by a discussion. 993-7100 email@example.com Tue. Nov. 27 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com 867-993-2520
Wednesdays Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wednesdays Seniors Walk and Crib 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 994-2575 for more details. Tuesdays and Thursdays Carpet Bowling 1-2:30pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 for more info. Tuesdays and Thursdays Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays 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. Wednesdays Archery 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Thu. Nov. 22 Thu. Nov. 22 Archery 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Thu. Nov. 22 Thu. Nov. 22 Washboard Hank and Lance Loree 6:00 PM Frank and Tove’s A mixture of roots western swing bluegrass honky tonk hillbilly polka with touches of out and out cartoon. At the door. Fri. Nov. 23 Fri. Nov. 23 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Faro Sun. Nov. 25 Sun. Nov. 25 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Sun. Nov. 25 Sun. Nov. 25 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles
Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: MonWed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Public Swim - Everyone Welcome 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, #907766-2666 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library
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Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Tuesdays and Thursdays Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesdays and Thursdays Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Wednesdays Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays Tlingit Language Classes for Families 5:00 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Call 766-2366 or email education@ sheldonmuseum.net for more information. Fridays and Mondays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Nov. 23 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Fri. Nov. 23 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library firstname.lastname@example.org Fri. Nov. 23 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Nov. 23 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Sat. Nov. 24 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Nov. 25 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Nov. 25 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. Nov. 26 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Nov. 26 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@ gmail.com Tue. Nov. 27 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center
Thu. Nov. 22 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Nov. 23 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Nov. 24 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Nov. 24 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Tue. Nov. 27 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Nov. 27 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Nov. 28 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend.
Fri. Nov. 23 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Nov. 25 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Nov. 26 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. Nov. 27 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus
Thu. Nov. 22 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Nov. 25 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Nov. 27 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center
Sat. Nov. 24 Teen Movie Night 5:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Spaghetti dinner and a movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Free. Mon. Nov. 26 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email email@example.com Tue. Nov. 27 Creative Dance Classes 5:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For ages 4-7, Drop in - Free
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 Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays Group Cycling 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays & Wednesdays TRX Suspension Training 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Tuesday & Thursdays Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays Mat Pilates 7:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tuesday & Thursdays Senior Weights 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tuesday & Thursdays Vinyasa Yoga 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays 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 Wednesdays Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Saturdays & Sundays Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Nov. 22 Group Cycling 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Nov. 23 SpinYOGA 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Nov. 24 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Nov. 24 Shop Small 2018 Skagway Alaska Participating stores, online vendors and other local business owners will be giving out coupons or small gifts for those that shop at their store that day. Mon. Nov. 26 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Nov. 26 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Nov. 26 Soccer for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Nov. 27 Group Cycling 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Nov. 27 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. Nov. 27 Toddler Gym Games 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 907-983-2679 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Wed. Nov. 21 Drop in Sewing - Projects Class 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Come in and ﬁnish projects or start a new one. Call 634-3309 or email email@example.com for more info. Thu. Nov. 22 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu. Nov. 22 Celebration of Spirit - Community Invitation 9:30 AM Da Ku Cultural Centre Youth and Elders will come together to share in visions and traditions. All Community Members are Welcome! Thu. Nov. 22 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Nov. 22 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 AM Mun Ku Thu. Nov. 22 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Nov. 22 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fri. Nov. 23 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri. Nov. 23 Trio D’Argento 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre An evening of classical music. Tickets at the door. Sat. Nov. 24 Chief and Council Potlatch 5:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre For more information 634-4200 x 231 or email email@example.com Sat. Nov. 24 Public Skate 12:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Tues/Wed 3:15 - 4:45 pm - Fri 3-6 pm - Sat 12-4 pm and Sun 5-7:30 pm Tue. Nov. 27 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Nov. 27 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed. Nov. 28 Drop in Sewing - Projects Class 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Come in and ﬁnish projects or start a new one. Call 634-3309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Wed. Nov. 28 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre
Wednesdays Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wednesdays Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wednesdays Singing Group 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre
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. Wed. Nov. 21 Flu Shot Clinic 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 or email email@example.com for more information. Wed. Nov. 21 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed. Nov. 21 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Nov. 22 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Fri. Nov. 23 Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Mon. Nov. 26 Nordic Walking 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue. Nov. 27 Get and Stay Fit 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Wed. Nov. 28 Snowﬂake Wishes (Penny Sale) 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Tickets sold at the door.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thu. Nov. 22 Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 email@example.com Fri. Nov. 23 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. Nov. 23 Youth Club 8:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Tue. Nov. 27 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Nov. 27 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.firstname.lastname@example.org Tue. Nov. 27 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 email@example.com
Mondays and Thursdays Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! 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 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Wednesdays to Thursdays Drop In Sports-Games 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle. For more info call Meaghen at 536-8023 Saturdays Watson Lake Thrift Store, Noon to 3pm Thu. Nov. 22 Focus Group on Regulating Midwifery Watson Lake If you are interested in joining the focus group please email midwifery. firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Thu. Nov. 22 Infant Massage 10:30 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage, to improve bonding, sleeping periods, colic, and much more. Oil, snack and refreshments provided.Please call 536-2125 for more info. Sat. Nov. 24 Beginner Ballet - Ages 6+ 2:15 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre No Fees, admission by donation, call 250-415-8270 for more information. Sat. Nov. 24 Hip Hop - Ages 8+ 2:45 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre No Fees, admission by donation, call 250-415-8270 for more information. Sat. Nov. 24 Toddlers Rhythm and Movement 1:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre No Fees, admission by donation, call 250-415-8270 for more information. Sun. Nov. 25 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Tue. Nov. 27 Handle With Care 5:30 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Dinner and childcare provided, free, an interactive program for parents and children from birth to the age of 6. Activities will focus on attachment, self-esteem, expressing emotions and relationships with others. Call 536-2125 for more information. Tue. Nov. 27 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun.
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Fat biking around the world Go (almost) anywhere on the really hip, trendy fat-bikes (a.k.a. fatties) by Kylie Campbell
What’s Global Fat bike Day?
Global Fat bike Day started in 2012 when a group of fat biking
Brits went for a ride together, and each and every year it gets bigger and more popular around the world (see www.fatbike.com). In Whitehorse, Icycle has celebrated the day for the past few years. First it started as a sale event for fat bikes, and now has become a popular and fun day at Mount McIntyre. “We will be doing a day with free rentals, in early December, for Global Fat bike Day, with a big group ride,” said Clark. “It includes a group ride, fire, snacks to Harvey’s Hut and on Porcupine trail.” On December 1, you can rent a fat bike free. Reservations can be made at the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski club and also through Icycle Sports website.
Fish Lake Global Fat-Bike Day, 2017
Emily enjoying Yukon trail riding
PHOTO: Jim Bishop
At Mount McIntyre, cross-country ski trails cannot be used by fat bikers; however, the Contagious Mountain Bike Club and the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club are continually working on trails for winter riding, which are the singletrack bike trails. A popular starting trail is Porcupine. Those who want a challenge (if the conditions are right) should check out the Fetish and Collective trails. Grey Mountain also has a multi-use trail called Fat bike Fever. For questions on riding bikes anywhere during any season in the Yukon, contact the Contagious Mountain Bike Club at http://cmbcyukon.ca. Visit http://www.xcskiwhitehorse.ca/ or shop.icyclesport. com/ to reserve your fat bike rental this winter.
Kylie Campbell was born in Australia, is an immigrant in Canada and proud to call the Yukon home.
Oooh... Santa Baby it’s cold outside!
PHOTO: Bradley Barton
Where to ride
PHOTO: Jonah Clark
ecember 1 is Global FatBike Day, a day to celebrate all things fat bike-related. But what exactly is fat biking and why get into it? I caught up with Jonah Clark, owner of Icycle sports, to find out about their celebration and why fat biking is so cool. Fat biking is any riding with four- to five-inch tires, which allows riders to ride foot-packed snow, skidoo and dog mushing trails in the winter. The fat tires give excellent traction on snow and for exploring the Yukon. “The sport allows you to ride year-round. It’s a very stable bike,” said Clark, “Fat biking works in conjunction with skiing. Whitehorse often has little snow and is dry, making it ideal mountain-biking conditions. Convenience is you can go fat biking from you backyard with dogs. It’s easier. When conditions are poor to ski, I fat bike.” In 2006, when fat biking started, there was a diehard group of about 10 people riding when, in 2010, the fat biking wave hit Whitehorse. “It surprised me [with] the high uptake to commute to work with fat bikes, but [it was] useful, as [there was] no suspension but big tires, allowing [for] riding in most conditions,” said Clark. “[Fat biking] opened possibilities for commuting and exercising. Late winter riding is great, too. You can access places you couldn’t in the summer, as you need frozen lakes to actually get there.” This year, Icycle will be stationing their fat bike fleet at Mount McIntyre, with the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. The fat bike rentals will be from their location as they can provide changing facilities and a sauna— and the trails are right there. So, no need to coordinate transporting a fat bike if you are a visitor to town or not set up with the right transportation racks.
(Always dependent on trail conditions (refer to backcountry safety in the winter): visit Yukon.ca and go to Emergency Preparedness for more tips and information The Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA) provides a large amount of trail work all over Whitehorse and beyond. You can visit their website for trail descriptions, and multi-use trails can be accessed by all. For speciﬁc details on these and more trail options, visit http://ksa.yk.ca/trails/yukon-trails. 1.
Bonneville Lakes loop at Fish lake – 20 kilometres (about 3 hours) A beautiful view with easy access, and a great way to get outside in the cold, short winter days
Alligator Lake from Annie Lake Road – 40 kilometres return ( 3–4 hours): 10 kilometres gradual climbing, until plateau, then along to the lake and back the same way—is a popular trail for fat-biking, and there are alternatives around this area to make loops.
Dawson Overland trail – Braeburn to Takhini Hot Springs 100 kilometres (6–9 hours, or overnight)
It is useful to join the Klondike Snowmobile Association, as many groomed trails are conducted through this organization, but they also have backcountry cabins to use overnight and are in the middle of this route. Check out http://ksa.yk.ca/ for more information. This route requires some coordination with vehicle logistics, and also preparedness for the backcountry.
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Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Rooted in ballet technique, this class will teach you the true bases of jazz dance. Register online or drop in. Thu. Nov. 22 Advanced Archery 4:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary To register or for more info call 668-2840 Thu. Nov. 22 Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Thu. Nov. 22 Insanity Live 6:00 AM Peak Fitness A challenging, group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total-body strength drills, designed for people of ALL levels. 335-4281 brittyﬁt@gmail.com Thu. Nov. 22 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Thu. Nov. 22 Muay Thai 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Thu. Nov. 22 Pilates for Men 6:15 PM Long Lean Mean Fitness Pilates an excellent technique for wholebody 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. Fri. Nov. 23 Beginner Archery 4:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary To register or for more info call 668-2840 Fri. Nov. 23 Booty Ballet with Dale 6:00 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Incorporates some core strengthening work and uses the ballet barres and some basic ballet technique to lengthen leg muscles, tone up glutes and develop better balance. . Register online or drop in. Fri. Nov. 23 COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts
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a basic personal wellness plan. It does not need to be complicated! Call 668-8710 or info@gracespaceyukon. com for more information. Fri. Nov. 23 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 3349317 Fri. Nov. 23 Flow/Resto 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 ﬂow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative. To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 email@example.com Fri. Nov. 23 Energy Savasana Meditation 6:30 PM Breath of Life Collective Gentle yet profound, you will leave feeling refreshed and back in touch with your true self. Call 3323569 or email breathoﬂifeyukon@gmail.com to register. Sat. Nov. 24 Saturday Drop-in Yoga with Sabu 10:00 AM Grace Space These classes are all levels and open to everyone. This is a great opportunity to come practice Yoga with an experienced and dedicated teacher! If you have questions please call 335-2457. Sat. Nov. 24 Yoga with Sabu 10:30 AM Montessori Borealis Preschool Drop in or Call to register or email. 3352457 firstname.lastname@example.org Sat. Nov. 24 Yoga for Skiers Saturday Workshop 11:00 AM Breath of Life Collective Appropriate for all levels of skiers and yoga practitioners and we will provide you with a hard copy reference for your home practice. Register by 332-3569 or breathoﬂifeyukon@gmail.com Sat. Nov. 24 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun. Nov. 25 Gentle Yoga 12:30 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga For the all ages, the stiff and the recovering bodies of life. Everyone welcome - Beginners encouraged! Call or email to register. 334-8599 email@example.com Sun. Nov. 25 Sunday Night Butterﬂies 7:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Calm your nerves, relax into cozy
Sun. Nov. 25 PAL course TBD ?? Biathlon Range Sun. Nov. 25 Adult Archery 10:00 AM Whitehorse Elementary To register or for more info call 668-2840 Sun. Nov. 25 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun. Nov. 25 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM N60 Combative Arts Sun. Nov. 25 COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun. Nov. 25 Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun. Nov. 25 Learn to Scuba Dive 7:00 PM Canada Games Centre Start your on-line eLearning now, and learn scuba skills in three evening pool sessions E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to conﬁrm your spot! Sun. Nov. 25 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM N60 Combative Arts Sun. Nov. 25 Table Tennis 1:30 PM Whitehorse Elementary Enter through the back door, Call 6683358 or 333-0299 or email TheMurf@northwestel. net for info. Sun. Nov. 25 Team Archery 5:00 PM Whitehorse Elementary To register or for more info call 668-2840 Sun. Nov. 25 Velocity & Pursuit 10:00 AM Biathlon Range Mon. Nov. 26 Beginner Archery 5:00 PM Whitehorse Elementary To register or for more info call 668-2840 poses, and enjoy a quiet night out with yoga that’s as beneﬁcial as it is accessible. Call 334-8599 for details. Mon. Nov. 26 Yin & Yang Mornings 6:45 AM Breath of Life Collective A blissful morning blend of yang lunar ﬂow to wake you up, and relaxing yin yoga to bring gentle opening to your soul. Taught by Heather Sweeney, email hebreathoﬂifestudio@gmail.com to register. Mon. Nov. 26 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 3349317 Mon. Nov. 26 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Nov. 26 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Nov. 26 Beginner Meditation 5:30 PM Mental Health Association Yukon 6 week Beginner Meditation course is appropriate for people with no experience meditating or some experience meditating. To register call 668-6429 or email email@example.com Mon. Nov. 26 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue. Nov. 27 Continuing Yang Family Tai Chi Traditional From Hidden Valley School Tue. Nov. 27 Rise & Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email - drop ins welcome 393-4440 email@example.com Tue. Nov. 27 Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue. Nov. 27 Beginner Meditation 5:00 PM Horwoods Mall 8 week Beginner Meditation course is appropriate for people with no experience meditating or some experience meditating. To register 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@ gmail.com Tue. Nov. 27 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631
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Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, performs in 1978
ohemian Rhapsody is a 134-minute chronicle of the formative years of Queen, and a loosely based bio on the late Freddie Mercury. It is directed by Brian Singer and stars Ramie Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee.
First Thoughts …
It’s all the greatest hits of Queen ... how can you not love this. The music is, well … it is pure unbridled joy. It is impossible not to at least nod your head and, for most of us, the urge to stomp and clap along was overwhelming. This movie is a soundtrack to your favourite music, so it’s hard not to let go and enjoy yourself.
A Closer Look …
Once you look past the glitter and power anthems and take a look at the movie itself, well, it is a very-sanitized version of the Queen saga. The “movie” has large omissions and takes a lot of freedom with timelines, persons and events. I put the word movie in quotes because this is barely a movie. The writers and director seemed, either rightly or wrongly, to take the stand of How can we get to the next song as fast
as possible, and often skip major events, or give cookie-cutter resolutions in order to throw the timeline ahead another four or ﬁve years? This movie is not a biography or historically accurate, per se. I will take a moment and give you a few examples of where they might have veered off from history in favour of sculpting a kinder narrative. Right off the bat, Freddie Mercury did not audition in the parking lot to Roger Taylor and Brian May (they were already old friends who had played together for some time). When the lead singer of Smile quit, Taylor, Mercury and May opted to come together as a new band. The movie also portrays Freddie Mercury in a poor light, for working on a solo album and leaving the band for a time, but this was common practice for Queen (Brian May and Roger Taylor had both already put out solo albums before Freddy began working on his). Last but not least, the movie makes a big deal of Freddie’s HIV diagnosis, right before the famous 1985 Live Aid Concert. This was likely done to give the movie the
feeling of a victorious climax. This works well, cinematically, pinning everything the band has on this concert and showing them as underdogs trying to make a comeback. Unfortunately, it’s not true ... the band wasn’t on hiatus; they didn’t need a comeback; they never really left. Queen had been on tour, leading right up to Live Aid, and was not “rusty.” Also, according to multiple sources, the diagnosis of HIV didn’t occur until almost a year later, and the band didn’t find out until ’87 or ’88. Now, some might think that this is a barrier to enjoying the movie, but honestly … it’s not. Ramie Malek gives an outstanding performance as Freddie Mercury, going above and beyond to capture the late singer’s unique stage appeal; and, as stated already, the music is phenomenal. If you are a Queen fan, or just a music lover, in general, it is certainly worth heading down to the local theatre and checking it out. This movie gets a three-out-ofﬁve broken mic stands.
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Former What’s Up Yukon editor and poet Peter Jickling has taken the reins of Brave New Words, a monthly spoken word open-mic. His co-host and -organizer is another former What’s Up Yukon editor, Meagan Deuling PHOTO: Gregory McLaughlin
Not new, but still brave
Brave New Words began its 11th season of spoken word on November 6 at the Air North Experience Centre
by Josephine Holmes
hat’s it like to share the heart and soul of something you’ve written? Peter Jickling, the new host of Brave New Words, said, “It’s right in the title of the event. It’s brave.” Jickling’s goal is to take what can be intimidating—the “pouring out of your soul” and “to create a venue where people can feel com-
fortable, in a community of people sharing their ‘stuff.’ “No one should feel out of place,” he said. That sentiment was echoed by another poet, Naali Holmes, who reflected on the freedom of expression she experienced at Brave New Words. “There was someone who shared her poetry in French and
didn’t translate it,” Holmes said. “I really loved that it was just fine, that it was a very accessible space. Even people who wrote things the same day, shared. I wrote something while I was there, and got up and shared it. “Someone who was an incredible, seasoned writer was welcome to share, and someone who had never written before was welcome.” People who “get up and share for the first time ever, who stretch their comfort zones,” are an inspiration to Jickling. He has seen people share who have been in their late teens, early 20s … all the way up to their 70s. They share the spoken word, a performance art that is wordbased, which includes poetry (any kind of poetry), prose, monologues, storytelling and whatever else people are inspired to write and share. Jickling recalls someone who wrote in postcards during the event and then got up and shared what they had written. A poet, himself, Jickling writes what he calls free-form poetry. “I take small moments … what some might consider banality or commonplace, and I make people notice them.” He gives an example of walking just steps behind a woman who stopped abruptly. He had to swerve to avoid bumping into her. That “banal” moment was the inspiration for a poem. An evening of Brave New Words looks something like this: it has
two components; the first, about a half-hour set by a local musician, is followed by the open-mic/spokenword component. Jickling is not creating something new, he explains, because Brave New Words has been going on for 10 years. “Susanne Hingley did a fantastic job, and before that it was Lauren Tuck … I just want to keep their legacy going.” Keeping the legacy going is also a community endeavour. “Coming out and supporting local poets and storytellers is the most important thing … coming out in two ways— It’s great just to listen, but [it’s also great] to consider Brave New Words as a venue to express something you’ve been ‘sitting on.’” Brave New Words runs from September through April, the first Tuesday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North of Ordinary Experience Centre. The first event was November 6 and opened with singer/songwriter Lara Lewis. For more information, you are welcome to email Peter Jickling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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• YES you can choose from over 20 professional radio voices from across • YES CKRW’s rates include copywriting North America (including French) and production
• YES you have an option for your national quality ad to air on other radio stations • YES CKRW has a team of experts from beginning to end to deliver professional results
We invite you to visit our professional production studio
Contact our sales team TODAY - Email: Sales@ckrw.com Phone: (867) 668-6100 Toll Free: 1-800-661-0530
Supporting Yukon Communities Since 1969
November 21, 2018
See It Here
We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com.
I captured these evening photos after a day of kayaking on Fox Lake.
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WHAT’S UP YUKON wants to hear your ‘PAWSITIVE TAIL’! Please send your story, or story idea, and a photo of you and your pet, to email@example.com
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November 21, 2018
BRINGS YOU building centre
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