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funny thing happened in the two years between the ending of book one of the Bob Hayes’ Zhoh trilogy, The Clan of the Wolf, and the beginning of book two, The Spirit of the Wolf. Zhoh # 1 concluded with the deranged giant arch villain, OneEye, fighting for his life against a starving giant bear, four times the size of a modern grizzly, and about to meet his maker any moment, a conclusion I spent the entire novel anticipating. Alas, #2 opened with One-Eye seriously mauled but somehow

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alive, saving himself by digging a snow cave and passing out before awakening to find the bear dead from his spear. I groaned because it meant I had to put up with that despicable murdering psycho for another 318 pages, assuming he doesn’t come back from the neardead again in Part 3, sometime in 2020 or so. One-Eye recovered, of course, though not quickly, and became the victim of a gang of “Skin Stealers” nastier than even himself, which made me think of Cavemen Bandidos robbing and raping the poor homesteaders trying to conquer and settle the Beringian steppes, 14,000 years ago, as if they didn’t have enough to deal with already like lions, bears, wolves, mammoths, bison, stallions and gyrfalcons, which was how One-Eye lost his eye and tongue as a young boy. The Stealers captured him and kept him chained up like a slave for their own amusement, until his rage finally got a chance to erupt into revenge. Meanwhile, the sympathetic protagonists, the Wolf Band, were getting whittled away by natural and unnatural misfortunes until they were down to just four humans: Assan, Naali, Kazan, So’tsal and a wolf puppy named Zhoh that they rescued from a den, the only survivor of another bear attack.

In his first two literary triumphs—Wolves of the Yukon, in 2010; and Zhoh #1, in 2016—Hayes set the table for this effort, and the last in a couple of years to complete the Zhoh trilogy, which give fictional human drama and perspective to the 1977 archeological discoveries in the Bluefish (Greyling) Caves of northern Yukon, 54 kilometres south of Old Crow on a small tributary of the Porcupine River. Old Crow Elders and historians had known about signs of ancient human life in their area since antiquity, but Jacques Cinq-Mar’s “discovery” of the caves, in 1977, hit Canada and the Yukon like a thunderbolt, when the carbondating results were published, because he had found the oldest artifacts in Canadian history at the time and stories began circulating, almost immediately, calling the Yukon the “Cradle of North American civilization” mistakenly theorizing all of ancient North America migrated southward from our Beringia, an optimistic theory that has since been disproved. But there is no dispute about the Bluefish Caves being ice-free, 14,000 years ago, and modern visitors travelling the Dempster Highway just slightly to the east, as the raven flies, can see the exact spot where the mighty glaciers of the last Ice Age stopped and receded—from a high viewing platform just north of the Ogilvie River. This is the stage for Spirit of the Wolf. Between then and now, of course, the greatest mammalian extinction In history transpired as the glaciers melted, the oceans rose again and the Beringia doorway to North America closed forever … cont’d on page 3 ...

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or at least until the next Ice Age. Hayes, 65, is a scientist by trade, a bluegrass mandolin player by recreation and a retired wildlife biologist by profession who spent 18 years as the territory’s wolf specialist. He was motivated to write “caveman fiction” by his deep knowledge of wolves and his admiration of the first humans who shared Beringia with them in his considerable imagination. The book is divided into four parts, by seasons, starting with Spring (Sreendyit), then Break-up (Daii), Summer (Shin) and ending with Autumn (Khaiints’an’), thus presenting readers with a yearlong snapshot of northern life in prehistoric Yukon. He writes using 85 vignettes, rather than chapters, as he follows the parallel survival stories of the Bear and Wolf bands, the Skin Stealers, Zhoh’s wolf family, One-Eye and the rest of the mammals, both human and animal, who wandered the frozen tundra at the same time competing for food. They seemed to take turns developing the plotline through the seasons, all of which were heading to a dramatic conclusion at the “Hill of Three Caves” (Bluefish), for a wild surprise ending, which we won’t reveal in a pre-publication review. Previews are supposed to pique your interest and entice you to buy the book, not tell you how it ends, but there is no harm in quoting the final sentence if it is a good one:

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ZHOH – The Spirit of the Wolf ... continued from page 3 and delightful Yukon trilogy: “In 1915, John R. Lindmark, a bookseller in New York, wrote to Jack London asking for a letter explaining ‘the motive of your muse.’ London wrote back, describing his approach to writing. ‘I’m a realist who believes in reality and who, therefore, in all I write strive to be real, to keep both my own feet and the feet of my readers on the ground so that no matter how high we dream our dreams will be based on reality.’ “A hundred years on, I believe London’s idea of what makes good fiction still rings true. Writing prehistoric fiction is especially daunting because there are no records of the landscape, human culture, language and other essential elements that contemporary storytelling can rely upon. I have tried to bring a sense of prehistoric reality to the book that holds a reader’s interest and suspends disbelief until the very last page is turned.” Mission accomplished with #2. Bring on #3 (with or without ol’ One-Eye).

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ukon Cares, the local grassroots refugee re-settlement group, successfully supported the arrival of a family of two from Liberia in December. The local organization arranged for the Liberian family to re-settle in the territory as part of the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) program. Through the BVOR system, re-settlement costs are divided evenly between the federal government and the sponsoring group. Fortunately, Yukon Cares was successful in its application for funding from a special support program, entitled the BVOR Fund, which will cover Yukon Cares’ sponsorship costs. The BVOR Fund is managed by the Refugee Hub and Jewish Family Services, both located in Ottawa, and the funding is supported financially by the Shapiro Foundation. The family follows the Kyakuwa family of eight that arrived from Sudan last May. With six children to support, the Yukon Cares settlement committee has

PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares been assisting the busy Kyakuwa household to get involved and take part in programs and opportunities. The children are thriving in school and participating in activities in the community. One of the children has been enjoying soccer and the kids have all taken up skating and swimming. The Kyakuwa father is a mechanic who was working full-time, until a recent, seasonal layoff. Yukon Cares would like to thank

Liberian refugees Emmanuel Nagbe and Elizabeth Williams arrived last month at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. They were welcomed by Yukon Cares members. Samuel Kyakuwa (left), who arrived in Whitehorse in April, 2018, president Raquel De Queiroz, Nagbe, Williams and treasurer Sarah Dobell the Whitehorse community for its support over the past three years. The world refugee crisis is not going away and the organization continues to seek creative ways to raise funds with the goal of bringing in another family in 2019. The group is in need of finan-

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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. 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 and Fridays AA Carcross Wed. 6:30 pm, Fri. 1:30 pm, Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays & Thursdays CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wednesdays Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Thu. Jan. 17 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Jan. 17 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Thu. Jan. 17 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Jan. 19 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Jan. 20 Sewing Sessions 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Jan. 20 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 am St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Mon. Jan. 21 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jan. 22 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jan. 22 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Jan. 22 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Jan. 22 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

DAWSON CITY Thu. Jan. 17 to Fri. Jan. 18 Karaoke in the Lounge 10:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jan. 18 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jan. 18 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Jan. 18 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Jan. 18 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jan. 18 to Sat. Jan. 19 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Jan. 18 to Sat. Jan. 19 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon. Jan. 21 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Jan. 21 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Sat. Jan. 19 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. Jan. 19 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre

Sat. Jan. 19 “Double Bob” Potluck 6:00 pm Dawson City Community Library “Double Bob” Potluck in celebration of the birthdays of Robert Burns and Robert Service. You are welcome to recite a favorite poem. 867-993-5571 dclib@ klondiker.com Sun. Jan. 20 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Jan. 22 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520

FARO Wed. Jan. 16 Snowshoeing 3:30 pm Faro All skill levels welcome, talk to Kelli at the Rec Centre Wed. Jan. 16 Public Skate 4:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Jan. 16 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu. Jan. 17 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Fri. Jan. 18 Snowshoeing 3:30 pm Faro All skill levels welcome, talk to Kelli at the Rec Centre Fri. Jan. 18 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sat. Jan. 19 Public Skate 2:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sat. Jan. 19 Sticks and Pucks 4:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2728 for more information. Sun. Jan. 20 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Jan. 20 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Jan. 22 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Jan. 23 Snowshoeing 3:30 pm Faro All skill levels welcome, talk to Kelli at the Rec Centre Wed. Jan. 23 Public Skate 4:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Jan. 23 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:304:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Closed Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1st 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 Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Jan. 16 Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Jan. 16 Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Jan. 16 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 17 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Jan. 17 Fun Science 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Jan. 18 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 pm American Legion Fri. Jan. 18 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Jan. 18 Story Time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. Jan. 18 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Jan. 18 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 am Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Jan. 18 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Jan. 19 Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Jan. 20 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Jan. 20 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church

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Mon. Jan. 21 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Jan. 21 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 am Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon. Jan. 21 Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Jan. 21 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jan. 22 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Jan. 22 Fun Science 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Tue. Jan. 22 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. Jan. 23 Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Jan. 23 Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Jan. 23 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

HAINES JUNCTION Wed. Jan. 16 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Jan. 16 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. Jan. 17 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Jan. 17 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Jan. 17 Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Jan. 17 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Jan. 17 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Fri. Jan. 18 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sat. Jan. 19 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. Jan. 22 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Jan. 22 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. Jan. 23 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Jan. 23 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Jan. 23 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre

LORNE MOUNTAIN Wed. Jan. 16 Community Meeting Waste Management 7:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Fri. Jan. 18 Youth Hockey Night 5:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre Pizza will be provided, Open to all youth. Everybody welcome! Just drop in. For more info call 667-7083 Sat. Jan. 19 Flatwater North Fundraiser Hockey Tournament 9:30 am Lorne Mountain Community Centre Youth and Mixed team divisions. Come out for a fun, action packed day of outdoor pond hockey. Registration online. Tue. Jan. 22 Creative Dance Classes 5:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre For ages 4-7, Drop in - Free

MARSH LAKE Wednesdays Pump Fitness 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Jan. 17 Choir 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Jan. 18 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jan. 19 Bridge club 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Jan. 19 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. Jan. 22 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Jan. 22 Yoga with Richard 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO Fri. Jan. 18 Drum Making Workshop 10:00 am J.V. Clark School Call 996-2692 to register. Fri. Jan. 18 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Jan. 20 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Jan. 21 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. Jan. 22 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW Thu. Jan. 17 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Jan. 20 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Jan. 22 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

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 & Fridays Group Cycling 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays & Wednesdays SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Jan. 16 Acro Jam 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed. Jan. 16 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Jan. 17 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Jan. 17 Mat Pilates 7:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Jan. 17 Senior Weights 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Fri. Jan. 18 SpinYOGA 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Jan. 19 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Jan. 19 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Jan. 20 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jan. 21 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Jan. 21 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jan. 22 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Jan. 22 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. Jan. 22 Mat Pilates 7:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Jan. 22 Senior Weights 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Wed. Jan. 23 Acro Jam 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed. Jan. 23 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre

TAGISH Wednesdays and Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3407 Wed. Jan. 16 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 pm Tagish Community Centre Wed. Jan. 16 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

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TESLIN Thu. Jan. 17 Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 22 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. Jan. 22 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. Jan. 22 Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com

WATSON LAKE 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 5368023 for more info. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31st & Jan 1st Thu. Jan. 17 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu. Jan. 17 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Sat. Jan. 19 Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 am Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sat. Jan. 19 Public Skate 2:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sun. Jan. 20 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Jan. 21 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Jan. 22 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023


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Pork tenderloin with mandarins A

healthy, weeknight alternative to that festive holiday ham. Lean pork tenderloin, some bright mandarin oranges and a few bits of bacon make this fast work night roast feel a bit special. Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

❑ 1 pork tenderloin ❑ Salt and pepper, to

Mandarins and shallots

taste

❑ 2 strips bacon, sliced into ¼ inch pieces

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❑ 6 mandarin oranges, divided

Peeled

❑ 2 shallots, peeled and halved

❑ ½ cup beer ❑ 1 tsp. mustard

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Set oven at 400o F and liberally season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper. Peel three mandarins and divide into segments. Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp - about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and leave the drippings. Sear the pork tenderloin on all sides, then add the mandarin segments and the shallots to the pan. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.

2 let from the oven. Squeeze the juice

After 15 minutes, remove the skilof the remaining mandarins over the tenderloin, top it with the reserved cooked bacon and add beer to the pan. Return the pan to the oven until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145o F - about another 10-15 minutes.

Pork tenderloin out of the oven

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Rest the meat while you make the sauce

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Once the pork has reached temperature, remove it from the pan, along with the mandarins and shallots, leaving any accumulated juices in the skillet. Place the pan and juices over medium-high heat and whisk in the mustard. Reduce liquid until thick and season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice the tenderloin and serve with roasted mandarin segments and shallots, drizzled with pan sauce.

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FRI, FEB 1 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 7pm – Snotty Nose Rez Kids Yukon Arts Centre presents the ALFF Kick-Off Concert featuring the hip hop duo from the Haisla Nation, DJ Kookum from Vancouver and an opening set by local hip hop musicians. SAT, FEB 2 | KWANLIN DÜN CULTURAL CENTRE 12:30pm – A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 (SK/YT, 82 MIN) FREE SCREENING Partially shot in the Yukon, this sequel features the voice of Michael J. Fox as a talking dog who befriends the son of a carnival owner as they try and solve who has been stealing from the carnival. Filmmakers in attendance. 3pm – ALFF Pitch Event FREE EVENT Yukon and visiting filmmakers vie for two production prizes for their next short film. 5pm – Opening Keynote FREE EVENT Author, Richard Van Camp (The Lesser Blessed, Three Feathers) originally from Fort Smith, NWT. 6pm – Three Feathers (NWT, 45 MIN) FREE SCREENING Three young men have been sent by their Elders to live nine months on the land. There, the men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. Guests in attendance. ALFF Dive-In Cinema TAKHINI HOT POOLS 9pm – Snowbirds (QC, 52 MIN) Every year, thousands of Quebecers flock south to escape the harsh winters. Using a quirky Wes Anderson– inspired documentary aesthetic, Snowbirds examines their destination: a French-speaking community in Florida. In French with English subtitles. Ages 12+. 11pm – Best of Dead North 2018 (NWT/YT, 65 MIN) A selection of short films from the 2018 festival in the genres of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, curated by Yellowknife’s Artless Collective. Directed by various. Parental guidance advised – ages 16+. SUN, FEB 3 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 11am – Aurora Love (YT, 50 MIN) + Birch Song (NWT, 17 MIN) Part romance, part adventure and part spiritual quest, Aurora Love tells the story of Japanese tourists who travel to Yellowknife each winter in search of the elusive northern lights. Screens with Birch Song. Filmmakers in attendance. 1:15pm – Elijah and the Rock Creature (NWT, 84 MIN) A grieving boy and his mother embark on a trip to see the stars at the largest dark sky preserve in the world. Unable to contain his excitement, Elijah wanders away into the wilderness. As he struggles to find his way back, he encounters an extraordinary creature in a similar circumstance. Filmmakers in attendance. 3:30pm – Warrior Women (USA, 64 MIN) + Homecoming Song (YT, 20 MIN) A powerful documentary about the women of the AIM in the 1970s that focuses on Madonna Thunder Hawk, her daughter Marcy Gilbert and their lives as Indigenous rights activists: from the ‘We Will Remember’ survival group to Standing Rock. Screens with Homecoming Song, a doc about the ancient song Angela Sidney sang for her son Pete when he returned home from WWII. Filmmakers and guests in attendance.

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7pm – ALFF Opening Gala: How To Bee (YT, 82 MIN) In this heart-felt documentary, Whitehorse filmmaker Naomi Mark embarks on a journey to connect with her father through beekeeping after her dad, long-time Yukoner and cantankerous Renaissance man, Don Mark, is diagnosed with a degenerative lung disease. Filmmakers in attendance. 10pm – ALFF Cabaret Gala After-Party MINER’S DAUGHTER Music performances by Yellowknife’s NÁHGĄ (Casey Koyczan) and Whitehorse’s Soda Pony. MON, FEB 4 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12pm – Bears: Ultimate Survivors (YT, 48 MIN) + Otter Eye (YT, 22 MIN) This natural history documentary looks at three species of bears and their ability to adapt to a changing world. Screens with Otter Eye a documentary about river otters, the ghosts of the Yukon landscape. Filmmakers in attendance. 2pm – Beautiful Boy (US, 121 MIN) Based on father and son memoirs, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. 6pm – North by Northwest: Yukon Short Films (YT, 71 MIN) New short films made in the Yukon! By Lulu Keating, Naomi Mark and Marty O’Brien, Silver Kim and Ashley Evans and Ingrid Veninger. Filmmakers in attendance. Preceded with live music by artist Joey O’Neil, beginning at 5:40pm

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8:30pm – ALFF Experimental STUDIO THEATRE The Goose (MB, 73 MIN) A marvel of inventive storytelling, this surreal film is about The Goose: a mute young man who attempts to regain his voice and escape his oppressive surroundings with the help of a cast of colourful characters.

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12pm – The Song and The Sorrow (PEI, 42 MIN) + My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes (ON, 14 MINS) Musician Catherine MacLellan grew up surrounded by her songwriting legend father’s music. Two decades after Gene MacLellan’s suicide, Catherine is finally ready to confront the hurtful mystery of her absent parent. In My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes, the filmmaker uncovers a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited.

3pm – Our New President (US, 77 MIN) Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign is told entirely through a collage of footage from Russian state-sponsored media. In Russian with English subtitles. 6pm – This Mountain Life (BC, 77 MIN) A mother and daughter embark on a six-month trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains ending in Skagway, AK. The documentary includes inspiring portraits of other mountain lovers and dwellers. Guests in attendance. 8:30pm – TBA Please visit alff.ca for up-to-date schedule. 8:30pm – Available Light Cabaret OLD FIRE HALL Jeremy Parkin + NÀHGĄ This event promises an aural and visual journey through the eyes of two modern Indigenous artists: NÀHGĄ (Casey Koyczan), a Tlicho Dene multi-media musician and Jeremy Parkin, a Tutchone/Gwich’in electronic music composer.

3pm – What Is Democracy? (ON, 107 MIN) Featuring a diverse cast of philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians, What Is Democracy? connects past and present, emotion and the intellect, the personal and the political, to provoke and inspire. In English, Greek, German, Syrian with English subtitles. Open captioned screening. 6pm – Shoplifters (JPN, 121 MIN) After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. The family reluctantly takes her in. Despite their poverty, they live happily together until hidden secrets test the bonds that unite them. Winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or. In Japanese with English subtitles. Short-listed for Best Foreign Language Oscar.


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6:30pm – ALFF Experimental STUDIO THEATRE Fausto (ON, 70 MIN) + Black Hole Mama (FIN, 47 MIN) On Mexico’s Oaxacan coast, this hybrid ethnography wholeheartedly adopts the anti-empiricist ideals of Goethe’s Faust: it’s a portrait of a place and its inhabitants caught in limbo. Black Hole Mama is a personal documentary that traces out details of a Helsinki neighbourhood facing a massive change. Canadian premiere. Director in attendance. 8:30pm – A Colony (Une Colonie) (QC, 101 MIN) Between high school pressure and family disorganization, timid and fierce Mylia awkwardly stumbles through the absurdities and small victories of adolescence. Then she meets Jimmy, an iconoclastic Indigenous youth from the neighbouring reserve. Winner of Philip Boros Award (Best Canadian Feature) at 2018 Whistler Film Festival. In French with English subtitles. FRI, FEB 8 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 12pm – Wapikoni Shorts (QC, 52 MIN) A selection of short films created through Wapikoni Mobile, a youth-focused First Nations travelling audiovisual and creation studio that tours Canada. Executive Director of Wapikoni in attendance. 3pm – The Distant Barking of Dogs (DEN/SWE, 91 MIN) This observational film was shot in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war with Russian separatists. Ten-year old Oleg’s innocence is gradually eroded throughout a year of witnessing the pressures of war. Short-listed for 2019 Best Feature Documentary Oscar. In Russian with English subtitles. 5:30pm – Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin (QC, 97 MIN) A happily married mother with a promiscuous secret life must confront the consequences her choices have for her family and career when a scandal threatens to shed light on her affairs in this frankly bold drama about the nature, limits and consequences of desire. In French with English subtitles. Parental guidance recommended. Director in attendance. 8pm – Cold War (Zimna wojna) (POL/UK/FRA, 88 MIN) A passionate love story between two artists of different temperaments who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. In Polish, French, Italian, German and Croatian with English subtitles. Parental guidance recommended. Short-listed for Best Foreign Language Oscar. 10pm – The Jenni House Waltz + Jenni House with Peter Jickling STUDIO THEATRE Dance combines with video in The Jenni House Waltz, which brings together dancer Aimée Dawn Robinson and video artist Renée Lear. Followed by performance by spoken word artist, Peter Jickling. The evening is scored by Whitehorse musical duo JenniHouse. 10pm – Border (Gräns) (SWE/DEN, 110 MIN) A customs officer who can smell fear develops an attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her existence. Deeply humane and at times deeply disturbing, this dramatic fantasy is like no other film you’ll see this year. In Swedish with English subtitles. Parental guidance recommended. Winner of Un Certain Regard Award at 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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SAT, FEB 9 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 10am – Finding Big Country (BC,44 MIN) + Fast Horse (AB, 13 MIN) Seventeen years after controversial Vancouver Grizzlies star ‘Big Country’ Bryant Reeves left town, superfan Kat Jayme goes on a mission to find her childhood hero. Fast Horse is a rare look at the world of bareback horse racing in the Blackfoot Confederacy. Director in attendance. 12pm – The Grizzlies (ON/NU, 104 MIN) Based on a true story, this inspiring drama is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, NU. When a new teacher arrives in town he introduces lacrosse to the students. Through the sport, the team creates a sense of pride and purpose in themselves and their community. In Inuktitut with English subtitles. 2pm – ALFF Experimental STUDIO THEATRE Mangoshake (QC, 97 MIN) An anarchic and altogether hilarious shoestring-budget film verging on outsider art. Set amidst the boredom of suburban summertime, a group of young friends express their collective existential malaise in a series of surreal episodes.

2:30 – Amateurs (SWE, 102 MIN) A declining Swedish town hopes to lure a cheap German supermarket by hiring a commercial director to document their town’s worthiness, but two bright, brash high school girls from immigrant families use their cellphones to tell the real story in this warm-hearted comedy. In Swedish, English, Arabic, Tamil, Kurdish, Bosnian, Romanian, German with English subtitles. 5pm – The Silver Branch (IRE, 75 MIN) The Silver Branch depicts the life and insights of the inimitable philosopher, poet, and farmer, Patrick McCormack, in the beautiful, austere Burren, Western Ireland. Through Patrick’s eyes and pastoral verse, this beautifully shot doc immerses us in the exquisite textures of the natural world. 7:30pm – Woman at War (ICE/FRA/UKR, 101 MIN) Halla is a committed undercover eco-terrorist trying to save Iceland’s natural landscapes from industrialist destruction, but when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption, she must choose between the greater good and her own dreams. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

3pm – This is Congo (USA/CAN/DRC, 93 MIN) This is Congo is an unfiltered documentary look into the lives of three characters surviving amongst the most recent cycle of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the M23 rebellion. In English, French, Swahili, Lingala with English subtitles. 6pm – Minding the Gap (USA, 93 MIN) Three young men bond together over 10 years of skate boarding and friendship to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship. 8:30pm – If Beale Street Could Talk (USA, 119 MIN) From the director of Moonlight comes a bittersweet and poetic 1970s Harlem-set love story based on the novel by James Baldwin. A devoted young couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Parental guidance recommended. 9pm – Available Light Cabaret: Winter Trio STUDIO THEATRE Winter Trio has a unique approach to the classic jazz piano trio based on their collective experience that draws on both American and European jazz traditions, with heavy gospel influences. SUN, FEB 10 | YUKON ARTS CENTRE 10am – Canada C3: A Voyage (ON, 46 MIN) FREE SCREENING A Canada 150 project, Canada C3 was a 150-day expedition from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage in 2017 and included prominent Yukoners at various times of the journey. This documentary captures impressions and reflections of the journey. Guests in attendance. 12pm – When the Storm Fades (CAN/PHL, 80 MIN) A genre defying docudramedy laced with comedy starring a real Filipino family of typhoon survivors re-enacting their daily struggle to recover from the strongest storm in recorded history: 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan. In English, Waray with English subtitles. Director in attendance.

TICKETS AND PASSES Single Tickets: Screenings $15/$13 YFS member or senior $10 youth under 16 Dive-In Screenings: $20 cash only (no film passes) Tickets at YFS, Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters or Takhini Hot Pools. Includes entrance to Hot Pools. ALFF Film Passes: Five Film: $60 Ten Film: $110 Available Light Cabaret at Miner’s Daughter Gala After Party: $15 (Film Passes not valid for Cabarets) Available Light Cabaret at The Old Fire Hall Jeremy Parkin + NÀHGĄ: $15/$10 youth Available Light Cabaret at YAC Studio Theatre The Jenni House Waltz + Jenni House w/ Peter Jickling: $15 Winter Trio: $15 WHERE TO BUY TICKETS AND PASSES www.yukontickets.com, in person at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office or by phone 867-667-8574 (11-4pm M-F). FESTIVAL FRIENDS! ONE LAST THING... We encourage you to pick your films and get your tickets before the festival or at less busy times during the festival. This enables us to start the films at their scheduled time, which makes everybody happy. Plus...breezing into the theatre, tickets already in-hand, feels pretty great. Thank you and enjoy the festival!


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Unexpected Paths Christopher Durang’s comedy about family dynamics, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opens at the Guild on January 24

by Ken Bolton

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James Cleary (Spike, left), Mary Sloan (Masha), Elaine Schiman (Sonia), and Mike Curtis (Vanya) star in the Guild Theatre’s January production

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The cast and crew of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gather for a full-team production meeting

Director Laura McLean is no stranger to Whitehorse productions, having previously directed The Syringa Tree for Larrikin Entertainment in 2017, and The Shape of Things for the Guild in 2014 Not only is she back, but she has dragged along her much-younger lover, Spike (James Cleary). Spike is a hotty who takes every opportunity possible to rip off his shirt and display his physique, but he’s clearly not a candidate for Mensa. Now, throw in a cleaning lady named Cassandra (Rosie Stuckless) who, like her mythological Greek

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aura McLean was a teenager when she first encountered Christopher Durang, using one of the American playwright’s monologues as an audition piece for acting roles. “I remember first reading his work and absolutely falling in love with his characters,” the Vancouver-based director said. “Even when they do things that seem completely outlandish, you understand why, because they have this incredible heart and emotions in them, and it just kind of takes them on unexpected paths.” Accordingly, when the Guild Theatre’s artistic director, Brian Fidler, invited her to direct Durang’s wildly successful 2012 comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, McLean leapt at the opportunity. The Broadway version won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013, with a cast that included two TV and screen stars, David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver – a fact that didn’t surprise McLean. “A play like this, which is so complex and rich, with the nuances of the comedy and what’s happening with the characters in each scene, is so juicy to dig into, both as a director and as an actor,” she said. “I can understand why anyone would jump on this script over any other, for sure.” The play opens on a humdrum morning in the humdrum lives of humdrum middle-aged Vanya (played by Mike Curtis in the Guild production) and his humdrum adopted sister, Sonia (Elaine Schiman). They and a third sibling, Masha (Mary Sloan), were all named by their theatre-loving parents after characters in various plays by Russian comic playwright Anton Chekhov. Vanya and Sonia have spent their entire lives in the family home in parochial Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Until recently, they have had little to do but care for their now-deceased parents and the estate’s nine-tree cherry orchard (no kidding). Masha, on the other hand, escaped early to Hollywood and became a movie star of some repute, as well as financial backstop to Vanya and Sonia. Now, with five marriages in her wake and her star beginning to fade, she’s back in Bucks County.

namesake, is given to uttering dire warnings about the future that go largely unheeded. Then add the neighbour’s beautiful, but naïve, young niece, Nina (Julie Laliberte), who idolizes Masha, but also provokes her jealousy by provoking Spike’s libido. Finally, take the action to a

Disney-themed costume party, where various home truths emerge – including the fact that Masha intends to sell the ancestral home and pursue a stage career - and the comic chaos quickly ratchets upward. “I would describe it as a comedy of the unexpected. A scene will often start, and you might

think that it’s going to go one direction. Then a character will say something, and you realize that it’s going in the complete opposite direction,” McLean explained. Although Durang has sprinkled the dialogue with sly allusions to Chekhovian characters and themes, enjoying it doesn’t require a deep knowledge of the Russian master’s work, or of Bucks County (where playwright Durang actually lives). “[It] has a lot to say about family dynamics, our hopes and dreams. I think anyone can appreciate the humour of these characters’ lives, regardless of where it’s set or where you’re set,” McLean said. “It’s a gentle humour, and at times it is wacky, and wild, and situational. Then, at times, the characters’ hearts break, and your heart breaks with them, and then you can’t stop laughing at them.” This is McLean’s third directing stint in Whitehorse, following her work on The Syringa Tree for Larrikin Entertainment in November of 2017, and The Shape of Things for the Guild in 2014. She is a drama graduate of the University of British Columbia, and received a master’s degree in directing at the Bristol Old Vic theatre school in the U.K. She is also co-artistic producer (with Christine Quintana) of Vancouver’s Delinquent Theatre. McLean believes the intimacy of the Guild’s black box is enhanced for this production by Fidler’s interpretation of the family home’s morning room, his first effort as a set designer. “It’s great. It’s really inviting you into the warmth and feel of this house that they’ve lived in for their whole lives, which has not really been updated in 50 years at least. You really feel welcome, and you feel that you’re there with them in this room.” Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens Thursday, January 24 and runs until Saturday, February 9 at the Guild Hall on 14th Ave. Curtain time is 8 p.m. sharp. More information is available at www.GuildHall.ca.

Ken Bolton is a freelance writer and former co-editor of What’s Up Yukon.

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Active Interest LISTINGS Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Fridays, Sundays Insanity®Live Dropin Classes Mon/Fri 12:15 PM, Sun. 10:45 AM Peak Fitness Tailored to ALL fitness levels. No matter what your fitness level is, Coach Brittany will help you challenge yourself so you truly transform your body. Tuesdays & Thursdays Winter Sprint Team Training 4:30 pm Canada Games Centre Call 334-8121 or email info@flatwaternorth.ca for more information. Open to anyone aged 12+ Tuesday & Thursdays Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Muay Thai 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wednesdays Adult 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 first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. info@polarettes.org Wednesdays Dancefit 12:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away

from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wednesdays & Sundays Velocity & Pursuit 4:30 PM Wed./10 AM Sun. Biathlon Range Wednesdays & Saturdays Daley DanceFit 12:00 pm Avalanche Athletics Daley Dance-fit:Funky, jazzy and a little bit sassy - Drop In. Fridays & Sundays COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fridays & Sundays Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sundays to Fridays, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Jan. 17 Lights Out Yukon Invitational Basketball Tournament Whitehorse, Yukon Join us as a player or a spectator for three days of great basketball and some evening events. Email yukonmensbball@gmail.com for more information. Fri. Jan. 18 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Jan. 18 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat. Jan. 19 Grey Mountain Invitational Ski race 1:00 pm Biathlon Range Sat. Jan. 19 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 am Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sun. Jan. 20 BEARS 1:30 pm Biathlon Range Sun. Jan. 20 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts

Wellness LISTINGS Wed. Jan. 16 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Jan. 16 Lunchtime Meditation Group 12:00 pm Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Wed. Jan. 16 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Jan. 16 Drop-in Recovery Group Meetings 2:30 pm Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services Just come. We ask that you be alcohol and drug free during the group meeting. Call for more information. 456-3838 Wed. Jan. 16 Beginners with Experience - Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed. Jan. 16 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 edmhayukon@gmail.com Wed. Jan. 16 Feldenkrais Classes 7:00 pm Grace Space Suitable for all body types, all level of fitness, this is very gentle movement that can have incredible impact on the nervous system and alignment of the body.To register call or email. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Wed. Jan. 16 Better Backs, Hips and Hams 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Beginner/experienced beginner – stretch, standing poses, back healing work. To register call or email. Drop Ins Welcome. 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Thu. Jan. 17 Mental Health Caregivers Support Group 7:00 pm Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services A support group for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Call for more information. 456-3838 Thu. Jan. 17 Heated Yoga 7:15 pm Breath of Life Collective 75 minute hatha yoga series creates a healthy foundation in yoga to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Open to all levels, email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 332-3569 Thu. Jan. 17 Broga - Beginner Series 7:15 pm Breath of Life Collective This course will begin with basics and move towards more challenging poses (yoga asana). Call or email for more information 336-3569 thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Fri. Jan. 18 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Jan. 18 Handle With Care 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre Lunch and childcare provided, free, an interactive program for parents and children from birth to the age of 6. Call 332-5590 for more information.

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Fri. Jan. 18 Slow, 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 wallymaltz@ mac.com Fri. Jan. 18 Yin and Tonic 6:00 pm Breath of Life Collective You will leave this class with a deep sense of self and relaxation. Email hebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 3323569 breathoflifeyukon@gmail.com Sat. Jan. 19 Hatha Yoga 10:00 am Grace Space You are welcome to bring a kid 10 years old or older for free.Juliette and Zara will be teaching the classes.To register call or email. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Sat. Jan. 19 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat. Jan. 19 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun. Jan. 20 Restorative Yoga 10:30 am Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Jan. 20 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 rootedtreemassage@ gmail.com Sun. Jan. 20 Prana Vinyasa Flow Level 1/2 4:00 pm Breath of Life Collective Sequence including arm balances and inversions that activate strength and bringing balance to breath and spirit. Email or call for more information. 332-3569 breathoflifeyukon@gmail.com Mon. Jan. 21 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Jan. 21 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Jan. 21 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Jan. 21 Absolute Beginners 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon. Jan. 21 SomaYoga 5:30 pm Breath of Life Collective Great for those with chronic pain, stress, muscle soreness, busy mind or difficulty sleeping. This is an all levels class. Call or email for more information. 332-3569 breathoflifeyukon@gmail.com Mon. Jan. 21 Evening Meditation Group 5:30 pm Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Mon. Jan. 21 Hospice Walking Group 6:30 pm S.S.Klondike An opportunity to share your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the companionship of others who are grieving. Call or email for more details. 667-7429 info@ hospiceyukon.net

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Sun. Jan. 20 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun. Jan. 20 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon. Jan. 21 Adult Tennis 5:30 pm Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Mon. Jan. 21 Motown Mondays 6:30 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Learn poise, how to move in patterns, as a group, and basic technique. Register online. Tue. Jan. 22 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Tue. Jan. 22 Diva Heels Company Technique Class 8:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Diva Heels is for current VA students interested in more learning and performance opportunities. Previous movement training is recommended, but if you have the confidence, come and learn! Register online. Tue. Jan. 22 Intermediate Heels ‘n’ Feels 7:45 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Includes a variety of heels choreography styles, from classic showgirl, to video vixen. . Register online. Tue. Jan. 22 Intro to Heels ‘n’ Feels 8:00 pm Avalanche Athletics The fundamentals of broadway jazz, but at a slow and sexy pace. Register online. Tue. Jan. 22 Junior Shooting Program 7:00 pm Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Youth aged 1020, parent permission required, Registration fee applies. Participants will learn about gun safety and marksmanship. 667-6907

Mon. Jan. 21 Hips Hams Core 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac. com Tue. Jan. 22 Rise + Shine 7:00 am Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Jan. 22 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@ weightwatchers.ca Tue. Jan. 22 Intermediate Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Jan. 22 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Jan. 22 Heated Yoga 7:15 pm Breath of Life Collective 75 minute hatha yoga series creates a healthy foundation in yoga to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Open to all levels, email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 332-3569 Wed. Jan. 23 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Jan. 23 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Jan. 23 Lunchtime Meditation Group 12:00 pm Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Wed. Jan. 23 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Jan. 23 Drop-in Recovery Group Meetings 2:30 pm Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services Just come. We ask that you be alcohol and drug free during the group meeting. Call for more information. 456-3838 Wed. Jan. 23 Beginners with Experience Yoga 5:30 pm Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed. Jan. 23 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 edmhayukon@gmail.com Wed. Jan. 23 Better Backs, Hips and Hams 7:30 pm Alpine Bakery Beginner/experienced beginner – stretch, standing poses, back healing work. To register call or email. Drop Ins Welcome. 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com

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m A student is making handpressed and dyed paper Youth Art Enrichment (YAE) program. Entering it’s 18th year, YAE is taking place March 11 -14, 2019. Youth aged from 14 to 18, who have an interest in visual, performing, or media arts, are in-

x vited to participate. Throughout the week, students delve into one of three mediums of their choice under the mentorship and guidance of respected Yukon artists. Workshops vary every year and

have included options such as stop-motion animation, improv performance, sculpture, and photography. This year, the program features Eugene Alfred, a highly skilled Northern Tutchone and Tlingit woodcarver from Pelly Crossing, Whitehorse-based artist Meshell Melvin, who puts the “FUN” in Fundamentals of Drawing, and Amy Tessaro, also of Whitehorse, who teaches the intricacies of stained-glass windows and suncatchers. In addition to their medium of choice, students are involved in other art-related activities during their time in Dawson City, such as meeting local artists and KIAC artists-in-residence, as well as navigating potential career paths with their peers and mentors. Each day begins with a group breakfast before students head to the studio spaces at KIAC and the nearby Yukon School of Visual Art (SOVA). After a busy day of art-making, students unwind with dinner followed by a variety of fun evening activities - a film screening, board games, button-making, and yoga. Artworks created throughout the week are publicly exhibited in Dawson on the final evening of camp, which is often the first time students see their work professionally displayed in a gallery setting. The work is later displayed in Whitehorse at the ATCO Electric Yukon Youth Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre. For nearly two decades, the program’s curriculum has equipped Yukon youth with professional skills, knowledge, and experiences to prepare them for a post-secondary education in the arts - or at the very least put it on the radar. SOVA opened its doors in 2007 as a collaborative project between the Yukon College, KIAC, and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. The program offers a Foundation Year equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with credits trans-

ferable to many of Canada’s arts universities. “YAE participants are often given a tour of the school facilities, a great chance to make sure that future students feel welcome here, especially those coming from communities outside of Dawson,” said SOVA Director, Aubyn O’Grady. “We sometimes even see art created during the YAE workshops in portfolio submissions to SOVA.” O’Grady remarks that YAE plays a crucial role in fostering young Yukon creatives - the program not only shows the possibilities of what art can be, but also that it is a viable and valuable pursuit after high school. Cole Pauls is an award-winning comic artist, illustrator, and printmaker originally from Haines Junction. He is one of many Yukon youth who participated in YAE throughout high school then attended SOVA upon graduation. He continued on to earn a BFA in Illustration at Emily Carr University. When asked about the relationship between YAE and SOVA, Paul said, “The YAE program gave me my first taste of art school. Each year I attended YAE, it made me want to enrol at SOVA & live in Dawson more and more. During Youth Art Enrichment, I established connections with other artists and I discovered what a thriving art community looked like.” This year’s program will take place during March break for many Yukon schools and details for attendance are arranged by KIAC. Financial assistance is available to help cover the registration fee. This unique program is made possible through generous contributions of multiple programs, governments and organizations. For more information, visit KIAC’s website, https://KIAC.ca Devon Berquist is a visual artist and Programming Manager at the Klondike Institute of Arts & Culture in Dawson City.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Mon. Jan. 21 The Installation of the 2018 Grandmother Moon Carvings, 5:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Call 6676162 or email yawc.mmiwg@gmail.com for further information. Until Sat. Jan. 26 What We Become in the Shadows, Arts Underground. Explores the literal, metaphysical, and psychological realms of shadow using ceramics, wood and stone sculpture, natural objects, poetry, mirrors, fabric, lights and video projection. Until Feb. 23 James Quong Photographer, Arts Underground. Friends of the Yukon Archives Society presents “James Quong Photographer” 667-5321 Until Wed. Mar. 6 Art Exhibit - To Talk With Others, Yukon Arts Centre. Through a diverse range of media, the artists reactivate the document and ultimately continue the conversation surrounding selfdetermination. Free and welcoming to all.

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Wed. Jan. 16 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. Jan. 17 Gold Rush Jam 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Jan. 17 Ginger Jam 8:00 pm Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Fri. Jan. 18 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri. Jan. 18 The Honey Badgers, Band hours 7:30-10:30 PM, Gold Pan Saloon, 668-4500 Sat. Jan. 19 The Rakes of Paddy’s Pond 6:30 pm Airport Chalet The trio’s repertoire includes lively pub songs from Ireland and the East Coast. No cover charge Sat. Jan. 19 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Jan. 19 Lucie D and Friends, Band hours 7:30-10:30 PM, Gold Pan Saloon, 668-4500 Sun. Jan. 20 Graeme Poile and Katie Avery, Band hours 7:30-10:30 PM, Gold Pan Saloon, 668-4500 Sun. Jan. 20 Jam Session 6:00 pm 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Wed. Jan. 23 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done!

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Wed. Jan. 16 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Jan. 16 Perspectives Series, featuring YANSI - Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians 12:00 pm Yukon College For more information contact Haley Mitander at hmitander@yukoncollege.yk.ca Wed. Jan. 16 The Sufferettes Workshops 2:00 pm The Old Fire Hall A Toronto-based, award-winning comedy troupe, they bring their intelligent and quirky improv to audiences around the world. Workshops will focus on connection, economy, building play and games to get to the joyful potential of this work. Tickets online. Wed. Jan. 16 Cultivating Connections: An UnNetworking Event 6:30 pm Baked Cafe A low pressure, way more fun setting with a speed group networking format. Register online. Wed. Jan. 16 Community Build Night 7:00 pm Yukonstruct Innovation Hub If you are interested in woodwork, metal work, or would like to just hang out with other members and have a fun social build night, Snacks and beverages will be provided. Wed. Jan. 16 Beer Series 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Beer and Storytelling! Each evening will pair a historical Yukon topic with a local brewery,so pull up a chair and learn about the Yukon’s history and the brewers behind it. .Tickets are available in advance at the museum front desk. Wed. Jan. 16 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Jan. 16 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Jan. 17 Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Valid Yukon ID must be presented at time of admission.

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Thu. Jan. 17 Winter Social Midnight Sun Dive Club 6:00 pm North of Ordinary Experience Center Everyone welcome! Younger divers, and future young divers, are encouraged to attend! Thu. Jan. 17 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. Jan. 17 Go Nuts 2019 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Annual fundraiser for Extremely Moving and Cypher Citizens, two elite dance groups that are based out of The Heart of Riverdale. Tickets online or at the door. Thu. Jan. 17 Ride for Dad Comedy 2019 7:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre 2 great nights of comedy , 2 great Yukon comedians, 2 great outside comedians, too much laughter! Tickets online. Thu. Jan. 17 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Jan. 17 The Sufferettes 8:00 pm The Old Fire Hall The Sufferettes are a Torontobased, award-winning comedy troupe, they bring their intelligent and quirky improv to audiences around the world. Tickets online. Fri. Jan. 18 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. Jan. 18 Afternoon Tea and Hymn Sing 2:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri. Jan. 18 Screen Printing 101 6:00 pm Arts Underground Learn about equipment, tools and materials used for screen-printing and how to properly maintain each. To register, call 667-4080. Fri. Jan. 18 Go Nuts 2019 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Annual fundraiser for Extremely Moving and Cypher Citizens, two elite dance groups that are based out of The Heart of Riverdale. Tickets online or at the door. Fri. Jan. 18 Ride for Dad Comedy 2019 7:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre 2 great nights of comedy , 2 great Yukon comedians, 2 great outside comedians, too much laughter! Tickets online. Fri. Jan. 18 The Sufferettes 8:00 pm The Old Fire Hall The Sufferettes are a Torontobased, award-winning comedy troupe, they bring their intelligent and quirky improv to audiences around the world. Tickets online. Sat. Jan. 19 Introduction to Weaving 9:00 am TC Richards Building To register, email northernfibres@gmail.com Sat. Jan. 19 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 am The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat. Jan. 19 The Sufferettes - Workshops 1:00 pm The Old Fire Hall A Torontobased, award-winning comedy troupe, they bring their intelligent and quirky improv to audiences around the world. Workshops will focus on connection, economy, building play and games to get to the joyful potential of this work. Tickets online. Sat. Jan. 19 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Jan. 19 Ride for Dad Comedy 2019 7:00 pm Yukon Convention Centre 2 great nights of comedy , 2 great Yukon comedians, 2 great outside comedians, too much laughter! Tickets online. Sat. Jan. 19 The Beauty Bar’s Sourdough Sam Date-Off & Auction 8:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A live auction of Date packages, packages will be modelled by the Sourdough SAMS and the more money they raise! Air North Can-Can Dancers and a Comedy Skit performed by Shannon Mallory. Ticket includes 1 drink ticket & catering from The Wandering Bison. Sat. Jan. 19 The Sufferettes 8:00 pm The Old Fire Hall The Sufferettes are a Torontobased, award-winning comedy troupe, they bring their intelligent and quirky improv to audiences around the world. Tickets online. Sun. Jan. 20 Pivotal Conversations 12:00 pm The Old Fire Hall Takes a peerto-peer and participant-driven approach to discussions, which created enthusiasm and delivered concrete outcomes.Tickets online. Sun. Jan. 20 Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun. Jan. 20 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.

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Sun. Jan. 20 Art by Maya’s New Year Paint Party 6:30 pm Baked Cafe One free drink and all the art supplies are included in each ticket! Email maya.bip@gmail.com for more info or register online. Mon. Jan. 21 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: 888668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Jan. 21 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon. Jan. 21 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Jan. 21 Whitehorse Choir 7:00 pm Whitehorse United Church Try a session for free before joining! 668-6059 Mon. Jan. 21 Paranormal Party 7:00 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Tue. Jan. 22 Whitehorse Connects 10:00 am Whitehorse, Yukon An opportunity for those who are homeless, living in poverty or among the working poor to come together on a given day for a range of health and human services they may not otherwise access. Tue. Jan. 22 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 pm Whitehorse Seventhday Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Tue. Jan. 22 Do It Yourself Dairy 101 Cheese and Butter Making Class 6:00 pm Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Introduction to making cheese and dairy products at home with store bought milk. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Tue. Jan. 22 Drop-in Dart League 7:00 pm The Local Bar Mixed dart league. Drop in for some fun. Tue. Jan. 22 Pivotal Words 7:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Local writers and performers are invited to share their stories. Tickets online. Wed. Jan. 23 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Jan. 23 Beer & Paint Night: Put Another Raven On It! 6:00 pm Winterlong Brewing Co. A festive holiday paint night at the Tasting Room run by Ammanda of Partridge with a Paintbrush. Call 393-2223 for more info, or sign up at Elements Hair Studio and Day Spa Wed. Jan. 23 Beer Series 7:00 pm MacBride Museum Beer and Storytelling! Each evening will pair a historical Yukon topic with a local brewery,so pull up a chair and learn about the Yukon’s history and the brewers behind it. .Tickets are available in advance at the museum front desk. Wed. Jan. 23 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Jan. 23 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

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Mondays & Wednesdays Juniors Tennis (ages 11-15) Mon 6:00 pm/Wed 4:30 pm Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Wednesdays Juniors Tennis (ages 6-11) 5:00 pm Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Wed. Jan. 16 Hooked on Stories 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages - Explore storytelling using hands-on, interactive play. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed. Jan. 16 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Jan. 16 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Thu. Jan. 17 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 first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. Fri. Jan. 18 Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fri. Jan. 18 Northern Tales 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages - Enjoy stories, crafts and activities about life in Northern cultures. Call 668-8698 for more details.

Fri. Jan. 18 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Sat. Jan. 19 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Sat. Jan. 19 Hatha Yoga 10:00 am Grace Space 335-6216 You are welcome to bring a kid 10 years old or older for free.Juliette and Zara will be teaching the classes.To register call or email. Sat. Jan. 19 Young Explorers’ Preschool Program 10:30 am MacBride Museum 6672709 Designed for parents and children to explore the animal gallery together. Call or email for more information. Sat. Jan. 19 Youth Hip Hop Series 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Free hip hop music video workshop series featuring local and national Hip Hop artists. Come work with local professionals to create music videos from beginning to end. Sun. Jan. 20 Sima Sunday’s for Youth 12 - 17 9:00 am Mount Sima Includes transportation to and from, gear, lift pass, rentals and lunch! Space is limited and weekly registration is required. For more info and to register, contact Kaitlyn Charlie at 334-8728. Mon. Jan. 21 After School Sports + Activities 3:15 pm Nakwataku Potlatch House Whitehorse Outdoor and indoor activities, skills and snacks, call 334-8728 or email kaitlyncharlie@kdfn.net for more information. Mon. Jan. 21 Baby Sign and Sing 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Up to 18 mths. Through fun songs, rhymes and activities you and your baby can learn and practice basic baby sign language. Call 668-8698 for more details. Mon. Jan. 21 Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 36 months & caregiver, Free dropin. Call 667-5239 for more information. Mon. Jan. 21 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Mon. Jan. 21 Youth Indigenous Community Climate Change Champions Training Whitehorse, Yukon For more info email Julia@aicbr.ca or call 668-3393. Tue. Jan. 22 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 pm Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Tue. Jan. 22 Little Chefs 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre For ages 2+ A blend of story, food, cooking, activities and crafts. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue. Jan. 22 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:45 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. Wed. Jan. 23 Hooked on Stories 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages - Explore storytelling using hands-on, interactive play. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed. Jan. 23 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Jan. 23 Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more info.

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Wednesday Dec 19, Jan 2nd & 9th Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. Jan. 16 Meet The Expert - Drop In Consultation Services with Davy Joly 10:00 am (co)space coworking space` Reserve time with Davy to dive into your start-up business, financing, and investment advice by emailing directly at davy.joly@ investorsgroup.com. Wed. Jan. 16 Copper Ridge Neighbourhood Association AGM 6:00 pm Sport Yukon If anyone is interested in joining the board please attend.

Thu. Jan. 17 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 pm Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Jan. 17 Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu. Jan. 17 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 pm Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Sat. Jan. 19 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 am A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Sat. Jan. 19 The Art of Pitching your Film or Series Workshop 9:00 am Screen Production Yukon Association Prepare individuals and teams to craft pitches for a number of different scenarios, including the upcoming Available Light Film Festival. Email info@spya.ca to register. 457-0151 Sat. Jan. 19 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 pm Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Tue. Jan. 22 Financial,Tax & Accounting Considerations of Starting a Business 8:30 am Crowe Mackay LLP Facilitated by: Managers and staff of Crowe Mackay LLP, 4 classes, register online. Tue. Jan. 22 Technopreneur Series Be Your Own Boss 4:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Learn how to help foster entrepreneurial thinking. Register online.

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think many of us have reflected My family and on the “sliding door” moments I used to camp in our life, the what ifs? What at a lake in the might have been? How would my interior of BC life be different now? I know I when I was a young girl. At have. It may be a split decision that time, my Erica and her husband on to take a different route home husband lived on this lake imtheir 40-year anniversary. or leave 10 minutes later from mediately across from our campThey were married November, work, avoiding an accident ground. I have heard many stories like It may be where we decide to 1978, in Whitehorse live, our career choice, or who we this. One couple I know spent the choose to marry. One decision can first few days of their lives in the ours, yet can accommodate difchange the course of our life for- same hospital nursery. They were ferent outcomes. Is there a copy ever. I am also very aware of the actually born on the same day. of me existing right now in an butterfly effect, the ripple effect, They met years later and mar- alternate reality; in a separate, parallel universe? This caused by that one deconcept is far too in cision. The family I now depth and complicated have and the friends I for my brain, although have made along the intriguing. way. I do not know whethA pivotal sliding door er our lives unfold by moment for me was chance or whether we when I met a friendly are on a preordained girl in a cafeteria at path. Do we have cerschool. We had two tain people in our lives weeks left until the end for a reason? Are there of the spring semester lessons we are required and we were discussing to learn on this route? our summer plans. I have reflected on She was heading Erica and her husband explore the Yukon in the 70s the sliding door moback to her hometown, ments in my life, esWhitehorse, and I was pecially the summer I going to Yellowknife to moved to the Yukon. I work for the summer. will never know how my She told me about the life would have turned beautiful Yukon terriout differently, if I had tory and the jobs that taken that airplane to were available there. Yellowknife instead of I reviewed the student Whitehorse. job search bulletin My gut on this one? board and two weeks I am grateful I went later I was on an airPHOTOS: courtesy of Erica Henault through that one door plane heading to Whiteried. Other friends found out they leading me to this rewarding life. horse instead of Yellowknife. I cannot imagine my life withMy summer job actually turned had attended the same basketball into four years of living in the game years before they actually out my husband, my daughters, beautiful Yukon. This is where I met. A random event? Fate?.Ser- my family, my friends. I was destined to be right here, right now. met my husband. And the rest is endipity? There are also theories of parhistory. Erica Henault, originally from Was I destined to meet my hus- allel universes in modern science. Vancouver, moved to the band, possibly at a different time Something about electrons spinYukon when she was 19 and and place, or through different ning in different directions at the met her husband. Now retired same timeq. The theory is that circumstances? in Victoria, she loves taking We found out that our paths there is a parallel you inhabiting photos and enjoys writing. may have crossed in a prior year. a world that is no less real than

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Comedians Becky Johnson and Kayla Lorette find the laughs in suffering and the unexpected The Sufferettes take the stage with local Yukon artists as part of Nakai’s Pivot Festival on January 17, 18 and 19 in Whitehorse By Kathleen Napier

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The Sufferettes style has changed over the years, depending on their influences What a wonderful and violent show! Is different stuff funny to you now than when you first started working together? B: I guess things have changed a lot over the years. One of the things I really like about working with Kayla is how organic the process is. We kind of just roll around in whatever has seeped into our brains. Over the years, that seepage just naturally changes. K: There are things that we’ve always gravitated towards in terms of our comedy. You know, classic stuff like satan worship, crones and existential crisis. Almost anything can be funny if we think about it enough. So the name.... why did you choose the name The Sufferettes? B: When we started working together the theme of female suffering emerged quickly. I guess to me it has something to do with the female empowerment of suffrage paired with the general pain of being alive...but with laughs. K: Yes, what Becky said. Plus I just love the sound of it! Do you think everyone should improvise more? What’s the first thing you’d teach or tell someone about improv? B: Improv is really about letting yourself be seen, and foolish, and from your worst sides at times. That is not for everyone and

should not be. Embracing one’s flaws and mistakes is the most essential element. K: I always encourage people to think about where their imagination springs from. Each person has a completely unique approach to ideas and that’s thrilling to me. The Sufferettes have collaborated with musicians, and artists in the past, what’s your most memorable combination or situation? B: I loved playing with a full band in Ljubljana [Slovenia]. We deconstructed the lyrics of a song while they deconstructed the music. Canadians and Slovenians ripping apart Sweet Home Alabama was pretty wild. K: We had someone fill jars with different smells once and we had to improvise based on what the smell made us feel or think. We had a dirty gym sock that took us down a deeply disturbing and sexual road.

“nude tubes” before - a combo of nude undies, bras and pantyhose so I guess we are familiar with it in a way. But that’s more of an expression of female drabness. I am excited to see some flare! After almost a decade working together, disruptions to our rhythms are extremely welcome. A still boat is not as interesting as one on the waves. K: I agree. I like the newness of it all. It feels like a new puzzle for the brain every time we have a fresh collaboration. Whitehorse has a growing improv community, do you have any advice for people new to improv who want to get better? B: Do it lots and make your own spaces and opportunities. Find people to work with with whom you can speak openly after your sets. Communicate, watch and think. Then toss out the thoughts and step on stage. K: I couldn’t agree more. It doesn’t take very much to start doing improv and you learn best by doing.

“Embracing one’s flaws and mistakes is the most essential element.” Becky Johnson

Your Whitehorse shows includes collaborations with musicians, burlesque dancers and local comedians, have you often performed with people you’ve just met and/or aren’t wearing all of their clothes? B: We have performed in sort of

The Sufferettes take the stage with local Yukon artists in Whitehorse on January 17, 18 and 19. The duo will also host improv workshops on January 16 and 19. Workshop registration is available at www.NakaiTheatre.com, and improv tickets are available at www.YukonTickets.com. Kathleen Napier is a Whitehorse-based freelance writer and editor.

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Pawsitive Max - the right ‘wrong’ cat

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by Monica Garcia

Frank Wasmer’s door has always been open to a colourful array of souls in all shapes and sizes.

It was in Juneau that they found Max, “the right ‘wrong’ cat”, according to Frank.

Of the human variety, he and his late wife Nancy Schave, have fostered “somewhere in the neighbourhood of 40” children, hosted 7 foreign exchange students, and sheltered countless thrifty travellers from around the globe at the Skagway Home Hostel – which they owned and operated out of their cozy abode for 22 years.

“Our prior cat had died and we went to see if we could find a kitten, but all the kittens were gone but one. And that one had been reserved, so they asked us if we wanted to look at other cats, and we did. One of the cats that they brought out was a grey female.

That is how I met them, backpacking up the Inside Passage as a young university student one summer. I stopped for a night and spent the month (!) never imagining that I would later return to the North, settle and raise a family just ‘up the highway’ near Whitehorse. Previous to Skagway, Frank and Nancy lived in many Alaskan towns (Anchorage, Ft. Richardson, Galena, Nome and Hydaburg). In addition to humans, all their homes have been a haven to many a K-9 and feline friend. Frank couldn’t recall exactly how many when I asked, which is no wonder considering he and Nancy held down various full-time jobs while their door revolved with the coming and going of all those children, and travelers, and pets.

They called us that night and told us that the people who had reserved the kitten had picked him up and were we interested in any other cat? Nancy said yeah and named one of the cats we had seen,” explained Frank.

Obviously there had been a mix up. The cat Nancy had named was not the cat she was now holding, but it didn’t matter in the least. “As it turns out the cat was the right fit, he had a wonderful personality, he was the right cat for our house. We just loved him to pieces. He was the right, ‘wrong’, cat!“ laughed Frank. Dainean, just eight years-old at the time, became the beloved pet of Max for 10 years. “That’s the only cat you’ll ever see that had a pet girl. Because he did. That cat loved that girl,” Frank said. Max would often meet Dainean at the door after school and he would also come when called, especially for her. I recall myself how very cuddly Max was. I had never seen a cat being held in so many positions, just melting around Dainean’s neck or shoulder or laying tummy up in her lap. “Oh, that cat would tolerate ANYTHING she wanted to do,” agreed Frank. “What was really funny, is when I would be sitting at the table and that cat walked by wearing cabbage patch clothes,” Frank said with a laugh. “Including a bonnet!”

“My pets get the same treatment as I do” says Frank proudly, “they get annual physicals and all their shots.” He could only recall purchasing one purebred (a bird hunting dog in the 60’s), for which he paid a premium and whom he took great pleasure in training. When called to Vietnam he left the dog with friends. Upon return some years later the young boy of the family handed the dog over with tears in his eyes and Frank didn’t have the heart, or rather did have an exceedingly generous one, and gifted him the prized, and clearly loved, hunting dog. Other than that very expensive dog, they have always sought pets from animal shelters or taken them in a ‘package deal’ with their adoptive kids. Living in a town of just over 1,000 year-round residents, visiting an animal shelter often meant travelling 3 hours north to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter in Whitehorse, or a six and a half-hour ferry ride south to Gastineau Humane Society in Juneau, renamed Juneau Animal Rescue as of Jan 1, 2019.

Max was a notable climber. In addition to climbing the Christmas tree, “Max would climb Dainean’s bunk bed ladder to get into bed with her,” Frank explained. “When he wanted to get down he would turn around and work his way down the ladder Dainean & Max just like a person, until he got to 2 or 3 rungs from the bottom and The shelter stayed open late so then he would turn around and jump Frank could return, complete the down.” paperwork, and take the cat in time When Dainean graduated high for his early morning ferry home. school and moved to Florida, Frank His hotel was not pet friendly, so considered flying Max down to her, he stopped at Fred Meyer’s and got but ultimately it wasn’t the best fit. a buckwheat bag that he warmed in Meanwhile Frank, perhaps for the first the microwave, then wrapped it in a time in his life, had an empty house towel, and created a DIY heated-cage in terms of kids and pets. He recently that kept the cat warm in the car for remarried and travels often to China the night. with his lovely wife, Wei. A new pet The girls, Nancy and Dainean, their family was needed for Max. foster granddaughter, stayed on in The perfect solution presented Juneau for a few days but Frank and itself when friends who had cat-sat the cat left early in the a.m. as planned. Max, and adored him, lost their own When he got home, Frank said that he pet. They have now happily adopted released the cat and it disappeared, as Max, who is 12, for the remainder of cats do until they feel comfortable. his years. Three days later, when Nancy got home, she picked up the cat and gave it a cuddle and exclaimed, “This isn’t a girl cat, this is boy cat!”

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