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f you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place at the Yukon Arts Centre on Feb. 20 during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. The event is a huge confidencebuilder, said Robyn Gillespie, organizer of this year’s event. Gillespie hasn’t performed at previous Superstar competitions, but she does regularly sing at open mics including Epic Pizza’s Whitewater Wednesdays, and evenings at Whiskey Jack’s. She also ran for Rendezvous Queen in 2016, so she’s seen how events such as open mics and Rendezvous contests can bring out a different side of people. “What I really love about Superstar Spectacular is that it gives

amateur performers a chance to perform on a big stage,” she said. “I think it gives them a chance to do something big with their art.” She said she also likes that it’s not geared toward any particular age. “This year we have performers everywhere from 12 to 45 years old. It’s really nice for all age ranges, that it’s not just a youth thing, but it’s for anyone looking to grow in their art form.” She said this year’s 12-year old, Heidi Vallier, has been performing at the event for the last three years. Not only is the simple experience of being onstage a big boost for most people, the opportunity to receive feedback is helpful. There are usually three to five judges. This year they include musicians Jona Barr, Rick Sward and Paris Pick, a previous Superstar winner. There’s also a representative from Yukon Energy

(which sponsors the event) on the panel. Gillespie said judges are looking for originality in performances. That could mean putting a unique spin on a cover of an existing song or it could mean writing and performing your own work. “I think definitely just showing confidence on the stage, and your personality within the performance is key,” she said. “That and audience engagement.” So far this year, she said there are 10 performers registered. (there are usually between 10 and 14 performers registered in advance of the event.) Anyone can do this by filling out a form with a biography and a YouTube link, typically to the song they plan to perform. The event will be hosted by musician Claire Ness and one of Rendezvous’ Snowshoe Shufflers. cont’d on page 3 ...


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Croon your way to confidence ... cont’d

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Gillespie said the show doesn’t usually sell out the 150 seat Arts Centre, but if there’s a run on tickets, the venue would open up balcony seating to accommodate the overflow. Though this is Gillespie’s first year organizing the Superstar competition, she already has ideas for how she might expand on the event in 2020. She’d like to host a concurrent visual art show (when Gillespie ran for queen, her platform was with Splintered Craft, advocating for youth and amateur art) in the lobby of the Yukon Arts Centre. It would just be for the night of the Superstar competition, so audience members could vote on the work as part of the event. “But I don’t want to reinvent the wheel quite yet,” she said. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at YukonRendezvous.com, at the Yukon Arts Centre in advance of the show or at the door on the night of the event.

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he Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous has been around since 1945 and a defining part of the winter festival has always been the Military. The term “Sourdough” comes from a sour-tasting bread starter that’s made by fermenting dough through a natural process involving lactobacilli and yeast. Miners were known to bring it with them on journeys north and into the bush. The term has evolved to also define a Yukoner who has lived through a winter. This is traditionally marked by the freezing and thawing of the Klondike. “It’s a great opportunity for us to interact with Yukoners. Come support this event with a lot of history to it! Everybody at JTFN is really excited for this year,” said Maj. Alexander Trousdale, detachment commander with the Joint Task Force North Detachment Yukon, Canadian Armed Forces. In its modern form, JTFN has

PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous been celebrating the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous since 1980. However, Canada’s military presence in the North dates back to the Yukon Field Force in the 1890s. The Canadian Forces Northern Area was founded in 1970 under the motto Custos Borealis, meaning “northern guardian” in Latin. The force was later replaced in 2006 with JTFN. Trousdale said that Rendezvous is just a part of military life in the Yukon. “It’s a great event. It gets you out of the house in the wintertime and the chance to interact with other Yukoners and the Canadian Armed Forces members that are here in the Territory,” he said. This year JTFN is responsible for coordinating all of the Canadian Armed forces present at Rendezvous. Static displays this year will be ongoing at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre from Feb. 22 to 24. The Canadian Artillery Band is up from Edmonton and will be per-

forming at the KDCC all weekend. “They’re a jazz-type band, but they do a variety of music,” said Trousdale. “It’s right close to all the events so [Yukoners will] be able to see us compete in the competitions.” Originally from Ontario, Trousdale has been posted in the Yukon since being reassigned from ValCartier, Quebec in 2017. This will be his second Rendezvous experience. He said he enjoyed last year’s flour-packing event, where participants carry large sacks of flour as far as possible. “It’s a very heavy rucksack. I think it got over 1,000 pounds at some point. I think I got to seven hundred and something. I could not believe how heavy it was,” he said. This year he’s looking forward to the community challenge. Other military contingents involved in Rendezvous this year include the The 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG), Royal Canadian Artillery Band (RCA Band), Area Support Unit (North), HMCS WHITEHORSE, Naval Display Bus, 2 and 3 Canadian Forces Flight Training Schools (CFFTS), 2685 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps and the 551 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

Michael Bramadat-Willcock is a Canadian journalist with lots of family and friends in the Yukon. He’s in Montreal right now working on his Master’s in Journalism at Concordia University. His research focuses on environmental reporting in the North.


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From My Mother’s Kitchen with Murray Martin

Desserts from the early 1950s

Guaranteed, there is no better dessert than a homemade dessert—especially if it’s from my mother’s or grandmother’s kitchen. No wonder my wife Lisa is a great cook, as she has access to these recipes from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. So I guess this old redneck takes credit for these recipes of tasty desserts, as they were passed on to me. (PS: no doubt sleeping in the dog house tonight.) TREAT FOR THE KIDS Ingredients: 4 cups rice krispies 1 cup 32% cream, whipped ½ cup liquid honey or maple syrup

1 egg, beaten ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 ½ tsp. baking soda.

Method Combine flour, carrots, suet and raisins. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 2 qt. pudding mold, set on rack in a covered kettle with enough boiling water to come halfway up sides of mold. Steam on top of a range for 5 hours, adding water if necessary. Unmold and serve with sauce. Can be made several weeks ahead. Steam 1 hour before serving.

Method: Combine all ingredients. Pile into sherbet glasses. Garnish with red cherries and serve as soon as possible. This will serve about 8 eager children. TASTY STRAWBERRY MARLOW Ingredients: 25 marshmallows, quartered 1 cup hot milk ⅛ tsp. salt 1 cup 32% cream ¾ cup strawberries, crushed 3 tsp. fructose sugar Method Add marshmallows to hot milk and place in double boiler until marshmallows are melted. Add the salt to whipping cream, then whip. Turn into freezing tray and freeze 3 to 4 hours. Add berries, which have been standing covered with the fructose sugar. Chill and allow to stand until slightly thickened. Enjoy! ROYAL PLUM PUDDING Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 2 cups raw carrots, grated ¼ lb. ground suet 1 ¾ cups seeded raisins 6 tbsp. corn syrup 6 tbsp. molasses

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Murray has a couple of recipes for oldstyle plum pudding JUST OLD-FASHIONED PLUM PUDDING Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. Cinnamon ½ tsp. Nutmeg ¼ tsp. clove ¼ tsp. ginger 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 ½ tsp. ground suet ¼ lb. cut mixed peel 1 cup seedless raisins 1 cup currants ¼ lb. cut mixed fruit 6 eggs, beaten Mixed fruit juice, to moisten

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Method Sift together sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Add breadcrumbs and suet. Mix well. Add fruit and nuts, when thoroughly mixed. Beat eggs and add about 1 ½ cups of fruit juice (oranges, pineapple, etc.), more if needed to moisten. Pack in cans. Cover with greased brown paper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 hours. Store in a cold place. Simmer for one hour before serving. Serve hot with preferred sauce. Ingredients (suggested sauce) ½ cup butter Pinch of salt 2 egg whites, beaten until stiff ½ cup brown sugar ¾ cup cream, whipped with a little vanilla Method Cream the butter, sugar and salt. Fold egg whites into creamed mixture. Set bowl in hot water and heat through. Cool in refrigerator. Just prior to serving, add whipped cream and vanilla. SOUR CREAM FUDGE Ingredients: 3 cups brown sugar 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla ½ cup butter 1 cup nuts, chopped Method Combine sugar and sour cream. Boil to soft-ball stage. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. Beat until mixture begins to granulate and then add the nuts. Pour into a 8 x 8 pan. OLD-FASHIONED CARAMEL ROASTED POPCORN Ingredients: 1 cup popcorn, popped 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup butter ¼ cup corn syrup

½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. vanilla Method Pop 1 cup of kernels. Pour into in a large bowl. While stirring gently over medium-high heat, add the following to a sauce pan: 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, ¼ cup corn syrup. Heat mixture until it bubbles, and then boil gently for 5 minutes. Remove from stove, add ½ tsp. baking soda and stir well. Now add ¼ tsp. vanilla. Pour hot syrup, gradually, over popped corn while stirring gently. Transfer this into a large uncovered roasting pan. Roast in a 225℉ oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Keep in a covered container. SIMPLE OLD-FASHIONED RHUBARB PIE Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 2 cups rhubarb, cubed 1 recipe plain pastry

–Traditional Proverb Method Sift flour and sugar together, add egg and beat thoroughly, then add rhubarb. Bake uncovered in hot oven ( 425℉) for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350℉ and bake for for 35 minutes longer. This will yield a 1- by 9-inch pie. PRESERVING CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE Ingredients: 1 large open field and a brook ½-dozen children Stones 2 or 3 dogs Method Mix the children and dogs well. Put them in the field, stirring occasionally. Pour the brook over the stones. Sprinkle flowers in the field. Spread a blue sky over all and bake in the sun. When browned, set to cool in the flowing brook. Murray Martin shares recipes from the 1940s and ‘50s with us. Questions or comments about his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.


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hen it comes to the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous lip sync competition, you might have to bring more of an A-game than you’d have to bring to a contest where you actually sing. Somehow, lip sync competitions have come to attract a level of commitment to theatrics usually reserved for Broadway. “It’s just fun,” said Marjie Cowell, one of the organizers of this year’s show, which takes place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC) on at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. “It gives adults a chance to be fun and goofy. Everybody loves having their three minutes onstage. And not actually having to sing the song, it makes it that much less intimidating.” So much less intimidating that you can actually feel pretty awesome dressing up in head-to-toe spandex to sing Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero, the way some performers did in 2018 (and won the people’s choice award in the process). Cowell said this year’s show has a full 12 acts, chosen from among the winners at preliminary lip sync competitions that took place in Whitehorse in November, December and January. In addition to the entertainment provided by those acts, which range in size from soloists to groups of four, classic Rendezvous characters will be onstage. “You’re going to see them all

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“It’s really whatever each performer puts into it. Last year they all brought their A-game. There was some really great coordination last year, and props. One group built a cardboard car and the whole time they

The people’s choice award winner receives a $250 gift card for Air North. Cowell, who is new to organizing the event, said that even having seen the lip sync spectacle last year didn’t prepare her for the degree of preparation performers put into their routines. She said people keep contacting her to talk about technical cues and coordination. She said the judges this year aren’t all confirmed, but she knows she definitely has Antoinette, owner of Antoinette’s Restaurant and Liberal MLA Paolo Gallina. “I think the big thing is they want to see you moving your lips to the songs, but also your creativity and your approach. Jus to have fun with it,” Cowell said. The event will be emceed by Sourdough Sam hopeful, Just Stew. Discounted tickets for the event are available through the website at YukonRendezvous. com, but will also be available at the door of the KDCC.

were bouncing in this lowrider. And the costumes were amazing,”

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ikki Quocksister was still booking mainstage performers for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous the week before the festival’s kick-off, but, after six years of being in charge of the stage, she was pretty calm about the last-minute confirmations. “I find that part of the beauty of Rendezvous is the struggle,” she said. “When things are too easy, is it really a Yukon thing?” And with the mainstage performances taking place indoors this year, one of the most difficult pieces of the Rendezvous puzzle is off her plate – trying to figure out how to keep everyone comfortable in an outdoor tent. The cold isn’t always the main concern – though a concert at 30 below needs more than just a couple heat lamps. Believe it or not, sometimes Rendezvous has the opposite problem. If it’s even a little bit warmer, the combination of weather and dancing bodies can make the mainstage tent a gooey, wall-sweating mess. So moving indoors will be a bonus in terms of temperature regulation, “(Being inside) is definitely a change and I hope that people embrace it,” said Quocksister, noting that Yukoners are a pretty adaptable bunch, and she thinks the move to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is going to be one they’re excited about. “It may be the way of the future or maybe we’ll go back,” she said. “It can’t hurt to try.”

Some of the performers that have confirmed for the mainstage shows, which take place from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24, include local acts such as Paris Pick and the Pricks, the Midnight Sons, Shagadelica and Roxx Hunter. There’s also going to be a lot of dancing, including the Rendezvous debut for the junior can-can line, which will appear along with the standard can-can line. Quocksister is also excited to have the Whitehorse Chamber Choir, which is something new for the festival. Another brand-new addition, not just to Rendezvous, but to the Yukon’s musical landscape is the Kwanlin Dün First Nation Traditional Song and Dance group. Quocksister said she’s excited to have booked the group, which was established in 2018. On top of that, there will be performances from standard Rendezvous favourites including the Snowshoe Shufflers, as well as a diversity of music from the allcity jazz band, Man from El Dorado, Swing Street and the Royal Canadian Artillery Soul Band Orchestra. The weekend will even see its own supergroup when Fiddelium – a B.C.-based band – appears onstage with the Yukon’s Fiddleheads, creating, for one day only, a 40-piece fiddle band. The performances will be emceed by a handful of hosts (some yet-to-be-confirmed) including MP Larry Bagnell, city of Whitehorse councillor Jan Stick, musician Rick

Sward and more. Quocksister said the daytime events, which run from 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to about 5 p.m., depending on the day, won’t be licensed, but the evening events will be. These include the lip sync competition and the queen crowning. For the full schedule, visit YukonRendezvous.com.

Amy Kenny lives in Whitehorse. Among other things, she works as a copy editor for What’s Up Yukon. If she’s not inside writing, she’s outside running mountains.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Until Sat. Feb. 23 James Quong Photographer Arts Underground Friends of the Yukon Archives Society presents “James Quong Photographer” 667-5321 Until Sat. Feb. 23 Gadgets and Ancient Treasures Arts Underground The exhibit will look at inventions that have both influenced the course of history and those that have simply had an effect on our daily lives, whether in a practical or a spiritual sense. Until Sat. Feb. 24 Codex : Canon Arts Underground The exhibit by Owen Williams Until ‘Tue. Mar. 5 Art Exhibit - Love and Light Yukon Artists at Work Gallery A collection of inspired works by three YA@W Artists: Chelsea Ravensdale, Sculptor/ Carver, Susanne Hausermann, Textile Artist and Jackie Dowell-Irvine, Painter. 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. Feb. 20 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 PM Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Thu. Feb. 21 Yukon African Music Festival 2019 5:00 PM Epic Pizza Live music, African crafts, good food, tickets online. Thu. Feb. 21 Fiddle Show - Shane Cook 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Tickets online or at Arts Underground. Thu. Feb. 21 Gold Rush Jam 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Feb. 21 Ginger Jam 8:00 PM Epic Pizza Fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Thu. Feb. 21 LIVE: Anne Turner 8:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Fri. Feb. 22 Yukon African Music Festival 2019 5:00 PM Epic Pizza Live music, African crafts, good food, tickets online. Fri. Feb. 22 The Boogaloo Revellers 8:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Rockabilly & Blues dance class led by the awesome Shaun Nandi Cooke at 8 pm. The band will hit the stage at 9pm for an all night rockabilly dance! Fri. Feb. 22 LIVE: Never Summer 9:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Fri. Feb. 22 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Feb. 23 Patrick Keenan & the 4th Responders 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Special guest band features Scott Maynard and Lonnie Powell. Sat. Feb. 23 LIVE: Zachary Pelland & Guest 9:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Sat. Feb. 23 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Feb. 24 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Mon. Feb. 25 LIVE: Maddie B-Traplin 6:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill

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Until Sun. Feb. 24 Hair Freezing Contest! Takhini Hotsprings ‘UntilThu. Feb. 28 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions Whitehorse, Yukon Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Until Tue. Feb. 26 Nonviolence Dispute Resolution - A Way to Distributive Justice 1:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Discussion, readings and group exercises on nonviolence conflict resolution based on Martin Luther King Jr. Free and open to all. Facilitator: Richard Price Until Tue. Mar. 5 Nonviolence Dispute Resolution - A Way to Distributive Justice 1:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Discussion, readings and group exercises on nonviolence conflict resolution based on Martin Luther King Jr. Free and open to all. Facilitator: Richard Price Wed. Feb. 20 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Feb. 20 Beers & Beaver Pelts: Craft Night 6:30 PM Winterlong Brewing Co. All supplies are provided including beaver pelt sourced from the Yukon Trappers Association. Workshop run by Nathalie Dugas. No reservations, first come first served! Wed. Feb. 20 Japanese Film Night - Close-Knit 6:30 PM Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre The story of sixty hear-warming days in the life of these three individuals who each find their own happiness amid blooming cherry blossoms of spring. Japanese with English subtitles. 127 Minutes. Free Admission Wed. Feb. 20 Superstar! Competition 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Presented by Cheer on talented Yukoners as they vie for the top prize in the competition! This year will once again feature special performances from former Superstar performers as well as an Audience Choice Award! Wed. Feb. 20 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church

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Sat. Feb. 23 Log Toss (Mad(am) Trapper) 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Grad Challenge - Minute-To-Win-It 1:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Axe Throw (Mad(am) Trapper) 2:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Pet Parade/Dog Howling Contest 3:00 PM NVD Place Prizes awarded for best entries. Register online before Wednesday February 20th Sat. Feb. 23 Wood Split (Mad(am) Trapper) 3:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Chili Tasting Contest and Chili Dinner Everyone Welcome 3:30 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Call 667-2800 or email branch254@ northwestel.net for more information. Sat. Feb. 23 Creative Screen Printing 6:00 PM Arts Underground Learn basic terminology, skills and techniques used in the screen printing process, but with an open screen. To register, call 667-4080. Sat. Feb. 23 Quest for the Crown - Coronation Ball 6:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre See the 2019 Rendezvous Queen and Court being selected and crowned.Tickets online or at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Office. Sat. Feb. 23 Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Feb. 23 North of 60 Burlesque Extravaganza 7:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Whitehorse’s own Cherie Coquette, Aria Phoenix and Cereal Killa bring you all the shimmies, shakes, teases and tits needed to chase away your shivers! Tickets online or at the door. Sat. Feb. 23 Tomáš Kubínek - Miracle Man 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre , Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. Tickets online or at the door. Sat. Feb. 23 Barn Dance 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A favourite event for the whole family! Featuring guest caller Trish Horrocks ( BC) and music by the Barn Dance Band. Tickets at the door - Everyone Welcome!! Sat. Feb. 23 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 8:00 PM The Guild Hall The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha. Tickets online or at the door. Sat. Feb. 23 Pyro Musical (fireworks) 8:30 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Call for the Cup! Sourdough Sam Knighting 9:30 PM The Local Bar Sat. Feb. 23 North of 60 Burlesque Extravaganza 10:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Whitehorse’s own Cherie Coquette, Aria Phoenix and Cereal Killa bring you all the shimmies, shakes, teases and tits needed to chase away your shivers! Tickets online or at the door. Sun. Feb. 24 Annual Sourdough Pancake Breakfast 8:00 AM CYO Hall Organized by Knights of Columbus Start your day the right way! A staple of the Rendezvous festival since the 1960s, dedicated volunteers will be serving up delicious pancakes. Sun. Feb. 24 North Of Ordinary Media Photobooth 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 KIDSFEST 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Mr. Charlton’s Rendezvous Candy Emporium 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Main Performance Stage 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 YSR Cultural Craft Fair 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Horseshoe Tournament 11:00 AM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Call 667-2800 or email branch254@northwestel.net for more information. Sun. Feb. 24 Flour Packing Contest 11:00 AM Shipyards Park The Flour Pack has competitors pack hundreds of pounds on their back to a finish line; paying homage to these brave souls who made it into the Yukon. Register Online. 667-2148 Sun. Feb. 24 Flour Packing 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Open Chainsaw Chuck 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Adult RPG Drop-in - Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and More 12:00 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. Feb. 24 Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun. Feb. 24 Aurora Colour Wars 2:00 PM Lumel Studios Come out and enjoy this magical colourful experience in the Yukon. 667-2148 Sun. Feb. 24 Annual Can Can Panorama 2:00 PM 98 Hotel Be part of the 98 Hotel’s Rendezvous tradition. We hope to see you there with your dogs. Sun. Feb. 24 Aurora Colour Wars 2:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun. Feb. 24 Mad(am) Trapper Contest Awards 2:30 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

Sun. Feb. 24 Rendezvous Wrap Party 4:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike 8:00 PM The Guild Hall The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha. Tickets online or at the door. Mon. Feb. 25 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-6686280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Feb. 25 Whist Games 1:00 PM Golden Age Society Beginner players are welcome. Mon. Feb. 25 Scrabble 1:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Beginners welcome! Mon. Feb. 25 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. Feb. 25 Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Feb. 25 Abandoned Mines in the Yukon The Financial Picture 6:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Mining analyst Lewis Rifkind for an informative presentation about the financial impacts of abandoned mines in the Yukon. Tue. Feb. 26 Childrens Vest and Shawl Workshop 9:00 AM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre For parents or guardians with children ages 0-6. Please call to register. 633-7690 Tue. Feb. 26 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Tue. Feb. 26 JCAY Taiko Practice 7:00 PM Christ the King Elementary To register by email jcayukon@gmail. com, please mark “Taiko registration” in the subject line. Tue. Feb. 26 Drop-in Dart League 7:00 PM The Local Bar Mixed dart league. Drop in for some fun.

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Monday – Friday Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Wed. Feb. 20 Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed. Feb. 20 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Whistle Bend Place Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more information. Wed. Feb. 20 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. Feb. 20 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Feb. 20 Juniors Tennis (ages 6-11) 5:00 PM Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Wed. Feb. 20 Juniors Tennis (ages 11-15) 6:00 PM Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Thu. Feb. 21 Shinny at McIntyre Community Rink 3:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Open to everyone 9 years old and up - bring your skates & stick - helmets required. For more info, call Kaitlyn at 334-8728 Thu. Feb. 21 Warhammer Evenings 4:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Every Thursday Thu. Feb. 21 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. Feb. 22 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Fri. Feb. 22 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. Feb. 22 Yukon Literacy Family Fun 11:00 AM Yukon Literacy Coalition Organized by the Yukon Literacy Coalition Join us for storytime along with free play and fun interactive child/parent activities. Fri. Feb. 22 Rendezvous Family Fun Fair 12:00 PM Whitehorse Elementary Organized by Yukon Selects F.C Carnival games, bingo and concession stand with all funds benefiting the youth soccer teams in the territory. Fri. Feb. 22 Safe Party Fridays 5:00 PM Boys and Girls Club Music, snacks, dinner, games & activities. Ages 11-18 Welcome Fri. Feb. 22 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Feb. 23 Young Explorers’ Preschool Program 10:30 AM MacBride Museum 667-2709 Designed for parents and children to explore the animal gallery together. Call or email for more information.

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Sat. Feb. 23 Yukon Literacy Family Fun 11:00 AM Yukon Literacy Coalition Organized by the Yukon Literacy Coalition Join us for storytime along with free play and fun interactive child/parent activities. Sat. Feb. 23 Rendezvous Family Fun Fair 12:00 PM Whitehorse Elementary Organized by Yukon Selects F.C Carnival games, bingo and concession stand with all funds benefiting the youth soccer teams in the territory. Sat. Feb. 23 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Family Day 1:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Traditional Games, Storytelling, Elders Present. Meals provided with refreshments. All ages welcome. Location changes call 633-7688 for details. Sat. Feb. 23 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Sat. Feb. 23 Kids & Parents Yoga 4:00 PM Grace Space 335-6216 Work with breathing, holding poses for longer time, rapidity and coordination with sun salutations, relaxation and meditation. Call or email for more info. Sat. Feb. 23 Fortnite Tournament 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Duo (2 vs 2) format.Up to 5 teams playing simultaneously. Sun. Feb. 24 Braeburn Camp Ecumenical Celebration 1:00 PM Kwanlin Dun First Nation Organised by the Braeburn Lake Christian Camp Please come out and help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary of the Braeburn Summer Camp Mon. Feb. 25 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Mon. Feb. 25 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. Feb. 25 Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 36 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 667-5239 for more information. Mon. Feb. 25 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. Feb. 25 Juniors Tennis (ages 11-15) 4:30 PM Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Tue. Feb. 26 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. Feb. 26 Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Ages 9 – 18 3:45 PM Nakwataku Potlatch House Whitehorse Please wear clothing you are comfortable in. Wrestling boots provided. For more info, please contact Kaitlyn Charlie at 334-8728. Tue. Feb. 26 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Tue. Feb. 26 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.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Wed. Feb. 20 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. Feb. 20 Yukon Bird Club AGM 7:30 PM Sport Yukon All are welcome - Call 335-3232 for more information. Thu. Feb. 21 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. Feb. 21 Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 PM CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu. Feb. 21 Citizenship Survey Meeting 5:00 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) If you have any questions contact Amanda Calbery, KDFN Citizenship Registrar, by phone at 633-7800 ext 131. Thu. Feb. 21 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 Thu. Feb. 21 Mundessa Dev Corp Annual Members Meeting 7:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Review draft minutes, audit, legal. Call Jackie at 334-2193 Fri. Feb. 22 Mentor Night Launch 6:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub A mentoring program to connect its awesome crew of volunteers with all Makespace members. Snacks & beverages provided. Sat. Feb. 23 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

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SCHEDULE at a glance

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For more details check yukonrendezv WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 2019 Superstar! Competition 7:00 PM Presented by Yukon Energy Cheer on talented Yukoners as they vie for the top prize in the competition! This year will once again feature special performances from former Superstar performers as well as an Audience Choice Award! Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office or at yukontickets.com. Location: Yukon Arts Centre RENDEZVOUS  NIGHT (19+ event) Strength and Style Night #2 7:30 PM Presented by Manu Keggenhoff Photography Do you have the hairiest of Hairy Legs or an epic beard? Come on out to our annual “Strength” and Style Competition and help us find who takes out the hairiest categories. $10. registration fee to compete. To register in any of the categories head to yukonrendezvous.com. $5.00 admission at the door. Location: Town & Mountain Hotel–Towne Club

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 Dereen Hildebrand Business Decor Challenge Judging 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Presented by Klondike Business Solutions Which local business has the most Rendezvous Spirit? Find out as local business paint and decorate to compete in a number of different categories. For more information or registration visit yukonrendezvous.com Location: Whitehorse

Rendezvous Fiddle Show

7:00 PM

Presented by Whitehorse Toyota A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook is a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today,” Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances (shanecook.com). Shane is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario. Tickets are $30.00 and available at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office or at yukontickets.com Location: Yukon Arts Centre

Call for the Cup (19+ event) Sourdough Sams: Sam can Dance 8:00 PM Presented by Whitehorse Motors Sam can dance! Watch your favorite Sourdough Sam bust out his signature dance moves! Or, maybe not… $5.00 admission at the door. Location: The Local Bar (former 202)

FRIDAY, FEB. 22 Rendezvous Opening Parade 10:00 AM Presented by Real Canadian Superstore Featuring Rendezvous character floats with highlights from the past! NEW (Parade entries should converge t ime at 9:00am for judging.) Register online at yukonredezvous.com. Location: Main and 6th Avenue KIDSFEST! 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Presented by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon and Castle Rock Enterprises KidsFest is an exciting weekend long event full of entertainment and activities designed for Yukon Children and Yukon Youth to participate in FREE of charge. Activities include: dog sledding (courtesy of Muktuk Adventures), Minute-to-win-it games, snow creature building, colouring and special guest performers! KidsFest is FREE and most importantly FUN! Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre KIDSFEST Tent and Multipurpose Room

Main Performance Stage 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Presented by Klondike Motors, Northerm Windows & Doors FREE for all to attend! Entertainment includes The 2019 YSR Air North Cancan Line, Snowshoe Shufflers, the Northern Lights School of Dance Junior Can Can Line, Shagadelica and more! Full listing and times available at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre The Longhouse YSR Cultural Craft Fair 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Presented by RBC Royal Bank and RBC Dominion Securities Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer all weekend long! 2019 vendors: Lauries Yukon Designs; Bunny’s Custom Crafts; Lena Moon; Starlene’s Handmade Slippers; The Boreal Bath Bombshell; JJ Designs & Fabrications; Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters; Association Franco-Yukonnaise; Indiglow by Bee Smyth; Northern Fox Canvases; Mongolian Yak Down; Rooksgard Art; Leena White; Wildcrafter Skin Care. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Artist Studio and Lobby North of Ordinary Media Photobooth

11:00 AM–5:00 PM Presented by North of Ordinary Media Come and get a snap at this year’s Rendezvous photobooth with your favourite Rendezvous Characters! (Schedule of characters will be posted at the festival) Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Elders Lounge

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Rendezvous Royal Bout 11:30AM–1:00PM Presented by North Star Mini-Storage Organised by The Company of the White Wolf The Company of the White Wolf, Yukon Medieval Combat Group is pleased to host The Royal Bout. Come enjoy this amazing spectacle of medieval display as we find out who will win the honour of being Her Majesty’s Royal Guard. Location: CKRW Snowpad (beside Lumel Studios) Rendezvous Fiddle Show (Matinee)

1:00 PM

Presented by Whitehorse Toyota A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook is a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today,” Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Shane is a graduate of Western University and resides in London, Ontario. www.shanecook.com. Tickets are $30.00 and available at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office or at yukontickets.com. Location: Yukon Arts Centre

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Traditional Events

1:00 PM–2:30PM Presented by Stantec Check out our 2019 Quest for the Crown candidates as they entertain the crowd while Axe Throwing, Chainsaw Chucking and Log Tossing! Location: CKRW Snowpad (beside Lumel Studios)

YSR Cultural Craft Fair 10:00 AM–5:00 PM Presented by RBC Royal Bank and RBC Dominion Securities Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer all weekend long! 2019 vendors: Lauries Yukon Designs; Bunny’s Custom Crafts; Lena Moon; Starlene’s Handmade Slippers; The Boreal Bath Bombshell; JJ Designs & Fabrications; Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters; Association Franco-Yukonnaise; Indiglow by Bee Smyth; Northern Fox Canvases; Mongolian Yak Down; Rooksgard Art; Leena White, Wildcrafter Skin Care. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Artist Studio and Lobby Main Performance Stage 10:00 AM–5:00 PM Presented by Klondike Motors, Northerm Windows & Doors FREE for all to attend! Entertainment includes The 2019 YSR Air North Cancan Line, Snowshoe Shufflers, the Northern Lights School of Dance Junior Can Can Line, All City Jazz Band, Parker Thomas Jazz Conspiracy, Whitehorse Chmaber Choir and more! Full listing and times available at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre The Longhouse Mr Charlton’s Rendezvous Candy Emporium 10:00 AM–5:00 PM Mr Charlton is back serving up his favourite treats at the Candy Emporium this year! Cotton candy, popcorn and more! All funds raised go towards free family friendly festival programming. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Multipurpose Room

GRAD CHALLENGE Traditional Events

Dog Sled Workshop and Rides 10:00 AM–1:00 PM Presented by Muktuk Adventures For kids aged 5- 11, come take a dog sled ride and enjoy a true northern experience, sign up in person at the Kids Fest Tent.(first come first serve) Location: KIDSFEST Tent Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

Military Meet & Greet (private event) 7:00pm Presented by Westmark Whitehorse Military personal are invited to meet and greet and experience some Yukon Rendezvous Hospitality Location: The Westmark Hotel– Ballroom

KIDSFEST! 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Presented by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon and Castle Rock Enterprises KidsFest is an exciting weekend long event full of entertainment and activities designed for Yukon Children and Yukon Youth to participate in FREE of charge. Activities include: dog sledding (courtesy of Muktuk Adventures), Minute-to-win-it games, snow creature building, colouring and special guest performers! KidsFest is FREE and most importantly FUN! Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre KIDSFEST Tent and Multipurpose Room

3:00 PM Presented by Canadian Tire Cheer on our high school grad classes as they compete for prize money! Traditional events include: Bed Races, Partner Pack, Axe Throw, Chainsaw Chuck, SmooshBoarding and Log Toss. Location: CKRW Snowpad (beside Lumel Studios)

RENDEZVOUS  NIGHT (19+ event) Ultimate Lip Sync Battle

8:00PM Presented by Apex Energy Services YES! Yukon’s Ultimate Lip Sync Battle is back for 2019! Come watch as the contenders from our three qualifying rounds compete in an all-out lip sync battle Mr Charlton’s Rendezvous Candy Emporium 11:00 AM–5:00 PM to see who the BEST in the Yukon lip sync scene is. Mr Charlton is back serving up his favourite treats at the Up to $1500 in prize money! Doors open at 8pm. Candy Emporium this year! Cotton candy, popcorn and Tickets are $25. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre more! All funds raised go towards free family friendly The Longhouse festival programming. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Multipurpose Room

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

12:00PM

Presented by The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 2499 Friendships will be tested as teams of two have to work hard to accomplish this wearisome work. Put your muscle to the test and let’s get down to sawing! Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre–Parking Lot

North of Ordinary Media Photobooth 11:00 AM–5:00 PM Presented by North of Ordinary Media Come and get a snap at this year’s Rendezvous photobooth with your favourite Rendezvous Characters! (Schedule of characters will be posted at the festival) Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Elders Lounge

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MADAM TRAPPER CONTEST 10:00 AM–5:00PM Presented by Lumel Studios Who will be dubbed the athlete of all athletes?! Enter this competition and you will automatically compete in the five Mad(am) Trapper events. Scores are combined to find the ultimate athlete, plus you can win prizes for each of these events and the grand prize for the Mad(am) Trapper! Categories for men and women. Register online at yukonredezvous.com. Location: Festival Grounds • Swede Saw 10:00 AM–12:00 PM Presented by Builder’s Supplyland How fast can you saw a log? Remember to pull, not push your way through this one! Location: CKRW Snowpad (beside Lumel Studios)

Hard Water Canoe Races 4:00PM Presented by Kanoe People Canoe racing in frigid temperatures is anything but easy. Watch as teams of four or five compete alongside each other in this crazy event. This exciting event sees the original Yukon mode of transportation transformed into a Rendezvous-style competitive sport. Register in advance online at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Pet Parade 3:00 PM Presented by Pet Store/ The Feed Junction Dress your pet in their favourite outfit and come show them off at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Pet Parade! Prizes awarded for best entries. Register online before Wednesday February 20th at yukonrendezvous.com Location: NVD Place (Old Canadian Tire)

SUNDAY, FEB. 24 Main Performance Stage 10:00 AM–3:00 PM Presented by Klondike Motors, Northerm Windows & Doors FREE for all to attend! Entertainment includes The 2019 YSR Air North Cancan Line, Snowshoe Shufflers, the Northern Lights School of Dance Junior Can Can Line, Soir du Sermaine, Swing Street, Paris Pick and the Pricks and more! Full listing and times available at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre The Longhouse

11:00 AM–2:00 PM KIDSFEST! Presented by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon and Castle Rock Enterprises KidsFest is an exciting weekend long event full of • Open Log Toss 12:00PM–2:00PM entertainment and activities designed for Yukon Presented by Wykes, Your Independent Grocer Dog Howling Contest Children and Yukon Youth to participate in FREE Test your strength and see how far you can toss a following the pet parade of charge. Activities include: Minute-to-win-it log! Prize for top man and woman. Register directly Presented by Bluewave Energy games, snow creature building, colouring and at the snowpad, just $2.00 per three attempts, Bring your furry friends down to the performance tent special guest performers! KidsFest is FREE and winners to be announced Sunday afternoon. and have them sing and howl to compete for the title most importantly FUN! Location: CKRW Snowpad of best howler! Register online before Wednesday, Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre (beside Lumel Studios) February 20th at yukonrendezvous.com KIDSFEST Tent and Multipurpose Room Location: NVD Place (Old Canadian Tire) • Open Chainsaw Chuck 12:00PM–2:00PM YSR Cultural Craft Fair 11:00 AM–3:00 PM Presented by Carstar GRAD CHALLENGE Presented by RBC Royal Bank and RBC Dominion Securities This event is about physical strength and technique, Minute-To-Win-It 1:00 PM–3:00PM Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer but it can also help you to relieve your frustration Presented by Canadian Tire all weekend long! 2019 vendors: Lauries Yukon Designs; on a busted chainsaw. Prizes awarded for the top Come support as our high school graduating Bunny’s Custom Crafts; Lena Moon; Starlene’s Handman and woman! Register directly at the snowpad, students compete in a variety of 60-second made Slippers; The Boreal Bath Bombshell; JJ Designs & just $2.00 per three attempts, winners to be games that test different skills including speed, Fabrications; Atlin Mountain Coffee Roasters; Associaannounced Sunday afternoon. coordination and more… tion Franco-Yukonnaise; Indiglow by Bee Smyth; NorthLocation: CKRW Snowpad Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre ern Fox Canvases; Mongolian Yak Down; Rooksgard Art; (beside Lumel Studios) Multipurpose Room Leena White; Wildcrafter Skin Care. Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Artist Studio and Lobby • Open Axe Throw 2:00PM–5:00PM Coronation Ball 6:00 PM Presented by Jaytech Electric & Controls Presented by TA Firth & Son Ltd. /Wawanesa Insurance Spectators: stay in the bleachers for this one! Mr Charlton’s Rendezvous This event features categories for men and women. Be there to see the 2019 Rendezvous Queen Candy Emporium 11:00 AM–3:00 PM This event will be open for 2 hours again on Sunday and Court being selected and crowned. Mr. Charlton is back serving up his favourite treats at Doors open at 6pm.Tickets are $25. morning! Register directly at the snowpad, just the Candy Emporium this year! Cotton candy, popcorn Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre $2.00 per three attempts, winners to be and more! All funds raised go towards free family The Longhouse announced Sunday afternoon. friendly festival programming. Location: CKRW Snowpad Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Pyro Musical 8:30PM (beside Lumel Studios) Multipurpose Room Produced by Warren Zakus and Kiara Adams Witness a spectacular display of pyrotechnic art • Wood Split 3:00PM–5:00PM Open Axe Throw 10:00AM–12:00PM as the Yukon Pyro Crew facilitates a musical of Brand new for the Mad(am) Trappers this year. Presented by Jaytech Electric & Controls epic proportion. Music broadcasted by CKRW. Get your stopwatches ready and see how quick Spectators: stay in the bleachers for this one! This is Location: Shipyards Park for best viewing they can split their wood! your last chance to get a throw in. Register directly Location: Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre at the snowpad, just $2.00 per 3 attempts, winners Tent Area (back of building) Call for the Cup (19+ event) to be announced at 2:30pm Sourdough Sams: Sam Knighting 9:30 PM Location: CKRW Snowpad (beside Lumel Studios) Community Challenge 12:00PM–3:00PM Presented by Whitehorse Motors Presented by Johnston Builders Who will be knighted Yukon’s Primo Male? Come Open Log Toss A fun-filled contest based on a humorous theme. and see! Special appearances by the Snowshoe & Chainsaw Chuck 12:00PM–1:00PM Got a team? Come on out and show us what Shufflers, the 2019 YSR Air North Cancan Dancers This is your last chance to get a toss or chuck in to you’re made of! Register in advance online at and the new Queen and court! With all your YSR take home the prize for top male or top female in yukonrendezvous.com. characters under one roof, you don’t want to miss these events for 2019! Register directly at the Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre the most EPIC Sam show yet. Tickets are $20.00. snowpad, just $2.00 per three attempts, Tent Area (back of building) Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre winners to be announced at 2:30pm. The Longhouse Location: CKRW Snowpad (beside Lumel Studios)

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Rendezvous Wrap Party 4:00 PM–6:00 PM Presented by Whitehorse Beverages Enjoy some great food, entertainment and fellowship. This is a closed event in celebration of our volunteers. Want to get into this party? Volunteer with us throughout the festival and secure your seat! Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre The Longhouse


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was driving by the Whitehorse courthouse the other day and it made me remember a warm sunny day in 1985 in Inuvik. A customer came into my auto parts store to buy a gizmo he was looking for. I presumed he was just another dumb truck driver. (I’m a truck driver, I’m allowed to say that.) Before he purchased the gizmo, he said my store had a lot of neat things, and they seemed to be priced a little better than Whitehorse, so he was going to look around for a few minutes to see if there was anything else he might need. “So, you’re from the Yukon?” I asked. “Yes, I just hauled up a load of freight and now I’m headed back to Whitehorse,” he replied. When he said he was from the Yukon, it reminded me of a political news item from the Yukon, which had to have been a major story, for us to have heard about it on the other side of the mountain. I asked him if he knew about the story. He did, and filled me in with the precise details, as if the story had happened to him. I didn’t expect such a thorough explanation from a truck driver. “How come you know so much about this story?” I asked. “I’m an MLA in the Yukon legislature,” he replied. I didn’t think I heard him right. “Do you mean you are an elect-

ed politician?” I asked. He then told me he had been a cabinet minister in the Yukon government. He was fairly young, so this guy made an impression on me—a real politician who actually did real work. I asked him a few more dumb questions and then he was on his way. He had left me with a view that was upbeat and optimistic. Around 30 minutes later, I went to the plumbing shop on the south side of town. Just as I came out of the plumbing shop, my new friend passed by on the highway and we gave each other a big ol’ wave. Over the rest of the day, I told some of my customers the upbeat story about my political friend with a real job. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell my rosy story for long. The next morning around 10 a.m., I got the bad news. The Dempster Highway near James Creek had developed a sinkhole. The sun was shining in my new friend’s eyes. He crashed into the sinkhole and was killed. After the shock wore off, I realized that I was likely one of the last people to see him alive. I think almost everyone who was living in the Yukon at that time has probably figured out that

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed. Feb. 20 Lakes District Maintenance - Stakeholder Meeting 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Discuss road maintenance in the Atlin area..Everyone welcome to attend. Wed. Feb. 20 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Community Chinese Dinner 6:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Call Stacy at 651-2209 for more information. Pre-Orders only, take out available. Sun. Feb. 24 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Feb. 24 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Feb. 24 The Abyss 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre hen a nuclear missile Sub mysteriously sinks, the Navy commandeers the crewof a civilian deepsea oil rig to help in the rescue operation Wed. Feb. 27 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

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Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

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Wed. Feb. 20 Do You Know Your Numbers 11:45 AM Jacquot Hall A blood pressure clinic, screen for those with undetected high blood pressure, identify those at future risk and educate the public about the importance of knowing their numbers. Wed. Feb. 20 Procurement and Contracting Policy Meeting 12:30 PM Jacquot Hall Kluane First Nation invites Contractors to a meeting to review the new Procurement & Contracting policy. Wed. Feb. 27 Do You Know Your Numbers 11:45 AM Jacquot Hall A blood pressure clinic, screen for those with undetected high blood pressure, identify those at future risk and educate the public about the importance of knowing their numbers.

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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 Wed. Feb. 20 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 20 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Feb. 20 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 20 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Feb. 20 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 21 Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 21 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 21 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 399-3321 Thu. Feb. 21 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 21 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri. Feb. 22 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Feb. 23 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Feb. 24 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Feb. 25 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Feb. 25 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Feb. 26 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

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Tue. Feb. 26 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 399-3321 Tue. Feb. 26 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Feb. 26 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Feb. 26 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Feb. 26 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. Feb. 27 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 27 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Feb. 27 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 27 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Feb. 27 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

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Until Feb 22 Only in Dawson... KIAC Members’ Exhibition KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture We invite you to share what you have been inspired, or perhaps driven, to do …only in Dawson. Sun. Feb. 24 120th Dawson City International Bonspiel Dawson City Arena Sign up at the club, or via CurlDawson@gmail.com Thu. Feb. 21 Youth Art Series - Dance Dance Dance 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Explore new dance styles, movement and creativity, aimed at all levels. Ages 12-18 Fri. Feb. 22 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Feb. 22 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Feb. 22 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Feb. 22 Fred Osson in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Feb. 23 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Feb. 23 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Feb. 23 Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat. Feb. 23 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun. Feb. 24 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Feb. 25 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Feb. 25 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Feb. 26 Jigging Club 3:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Grades 1-4 Tuesdays held in the RSS Ancillary Room Tue. Feb. 26 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Wed. Feb. 27 Tomáš Kubínek - Miracle Man 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. Tickets at the door.

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Wed. Feb. 20 Public Skate 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Feb. 20 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu. Feb. 21 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided

Thu. Feb. 21 Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Thu. Feb. 21 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Thu. Feb. 21 Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Thu. Feb. 21 Adult Hockey 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Fri. Feb. 22 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sat. Feb. 23 Public Skate 2:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sat. Feb. 23 Sticks and Pucks 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2728 for more information. Sun. Feb. 24 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun. Feb. 24 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon. Feb. 25 Adult Hockey 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Tue. Feb. 26 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. Feb. 26 Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Tue. Feb. 26 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed. Feb. 27 Public Skate 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Feb. 27 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES

Until Sat. Mar. 30 Art Exhibit - Attu75: War Came to a Wilderness Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Showcasing the work of three artists, this traveling exhibit reflects on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu through artistic expression. Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/ Sun 1:30-4:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Feb. 20 Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Feb. 20 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Feb. 20 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 20 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu. Feb. 21 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Feb. 21 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Feb. 22 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Feb. 22 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Feb. 22 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail. com Fri. Feb. 22 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Feb. 22 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Feb. 22 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat. Feb. 23 Winterfest - Koot to Kat Alpine Adventure Race Haines Borough Alaska Haines’ third annual winter alpine adventure race begins at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds and ends around 6 mile Lutak Road by way of Mt. Ripinski summit Sat. Feb. 23 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Feb. 23 Mountainfilm Festival 6:30 PM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Dinner and a movie! This year’s Mountainfilm Festival features ten short films - More info at 766-2476.

Sun. Feb. 24 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Feb. 24 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. Feb. 25 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon. Feb. 25 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon. Feb. 25 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Feb. 25 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Feb. 25 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Feb. 26 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Feb. 26 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue. Feb. 26 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Feb. 27 Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Feb. 27 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Feb. 27 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 27 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

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Wed. Feb. 20 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Feb. 20 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed. Feb. 20 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Feb. 21 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Feb. 21 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Feb. 21 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Feb. 21 Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Feb. 21 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri. Feb. 22 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sat. Feb. 23 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. Feb. 26 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Feb. 26 Dinner and Conversation 5:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Discuss the upcoming transition from college to university. All are invited for a meal, information session, and discussion! Tue. Feb. 26 Sheep Horn Carving Workshop 6:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre CAFN Cultural Programs is hosting a series of Sheep Horn Carving workshops. Every Tuesday evening in February Tue. Feb. 26 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed. Feb. 27 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. Feb. 27 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Mon. Feb. 25 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net Tue. Feb. 26 Creative Dance Classes 5:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For ages 4-7, Drop in - Free

MARSH LAKE

Wed. Feb. 20 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Feb. 20 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Feb. 21 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Fri. Feb. 22 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. Feb. 26 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Feb. 26 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Feb. 27 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Feb. 27 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Feb. 27 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend.

MAYO

Fri. Feb. 22 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Feb. 24 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)6677746 Mon. Feb. 25 Minor hockey 5:30 PM Mayo Hockey Arena For ages 6 and up. Please have ur kids ready to go on the ice at 6 pm sharp. They will need full gear to able to participate on the ice. Mon. Feb. 25 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. Feb. 26 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu. Feb. 21 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Feb. 24 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-9935381 Tue. Feb. 26 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 907-9832679 for more info. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Group Cycling 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Feb. 20 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Feb. 20 Acro Jam 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed. Feb. 20 SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Feb. 21 Mat Pilates 7:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Feb. 21 Senior Weights 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Feb. 21 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Feb. 22 SpinYOGA 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Feb. 23 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Feb. 23 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Feb. 24 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Feb. 25 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Feb. 25 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Feb. 25 SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

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Community EVENTS continued... Tue. Feb. 26 Mat Pilates 7:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Feb. 26 Senior Weights 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Feb. 26 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. Feb. 26 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Feb. 27 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Feb. 27 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. Feb. 27 SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

TAGISH

Wed. Feb. 20 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Feb. 20 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed. Feb. 20 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Feb. 20 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish

Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Feb. 21 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Thu. Feb. 21 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Feb. 21 Catch Kids Club 4:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Fri. Feb. 22 Pickleball 11:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Feb. 23 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Mon. Feb. 25 Nordic Walking 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue. Feb. 26 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Tue. Feb. 26 Get and Stay Fit 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Wed. Feb. 27 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Feb. 27 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN

Thu. Feb. 21 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. Feb. 22 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. Feb. 22 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. Feb. 26 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Feb. 26 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. Feb. 26 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. Feb. 21 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Feb. 21 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat. Feb. 23 Public Skate 2:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre

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January 25-February 22 KIAC Member’s Exhibition

Exhibi�ons >> in the Yukon Art Society Gallery: THE SEVEN TEXTILE ARTISTS “How Does it Felt”

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Larry DuGuay April. 3 - May. 15

February 19 New Member Orientation 5 - 6pm ……………………….. Laser Cutting for Beginners 6:30 - 9pm ……………………….. Woodshop Orientation sponsored by Home Hardware 7 - 9pm ……………………….. February 20 Mentor Night: Sewing, Woodworking, Painting and Illustration, Wood Lathe ……………………….. February 22 MENTOR NIGHT Launch! 6 - 9pm ……………………….. February 24 Mentor Day: Woodworking, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing 2 - 5pm ……………………….. February 26 Metal Shop Safety orientation 6 - 8pm ………………………..

Larry DuGuay Pysanky April. 3 Easter - May.Eggs 15

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To register for any of the Open Studio Sessions To register for any of the following workshops,

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Creative Screen Printing Rebekah Senko

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Kids Summer Camps details coming soon

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Tomáš Kubínek: Miracle Man

Stop by the PIONEER HOTEL and join the Family Literacy Centre for crafts, free books, and more!

In the KIAC Ballroom

Courses & Outreach

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Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm

Hand-Building Pottery

Visit The FAMILY LITERACY CENTRE upstairs in the CANADA GAMES CENTRE:

Drop-In

Basic tools and materials provided

Sundays, 5 – 8pm

OPEN WEEKDAYS 10 am-3 pm, CLOSED for lunch 12-12:30 pm OPEN SATURDAYS 10 am-2 pm for Famiy Drop-in

Screen Printing Drop-In No Experience Necessary

Tel: (867) 993-5005 Fax: (867) 993-5838 Website: www.kiac.ca

Programs are FREE

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Screen Printing 101 Sheelah Tolton

Kids Summer Camps

Doors 7:30pm / Show at 8pm

Rendezvous is almost here!

Pysanky Easter Eggs April. 13 Rebekah Senko April. 26 & 27

Sun. Feb. 24 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Feb. 25 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Feb. 26 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal When:

February 21 NorthLight Beer O’Clock 4 - 6pm …………………………... February 27 MEET THE EXPERTS Davy Joly drop-in consultation services 10am - 12pm

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Colours Wars wraps up the fun activities on Rendezvous weekend

By Danny Macdonald

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n the midst of Sourdough Sams, tattoo competitions, and beard and leg hair-growing contests, Yukon kids need a place to call their own during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Kidsfest, organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY), is the hub for kids to have a good time. This year, it’s, located in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (KDCC). BGCY’s involvement is a natural fit for Kidsfest, as staff are trained and prepared to deliver great programming to Yukon kids. “Boys and Girls Club is an in-kind sponsor, providing staff and gifts totalling $10,000,” said Lindsay Cornell, executive director of BGCY. “The sponsorship comes from our partnership around the Sourdough Sam Date Auction that takes place in January.” Each day, there will be programming organized to keep kids entertained and enjoying the spirit of Rendezvous. Each day, facepainting will available all day. There will also be a small barbecue organized each day as a BGCY fundraiser.

Special “little people” challenges will also be featured over the course of the weekend, so kids can experience some of the grownup Rendezvous challenges that are usually only for adults. Friday afternoon will feature a mini flour pull. Sunday will feature a snow carving and sculpting event. The event will feature a few other activities, including short

travaganza that promises to leave you painted blue, red, pink and yellow - and probably more. Never fear, parents! The cornstarch and food dye mixture used to create the colours is non-toxic and washes off easily. Kids can enjoy themselves and get as messy as possible, without long-term mess. The colours are stored in envelopes in boxes around the designated area, aka the battleground. Participants can collect colours before returning into the main area where they can douse friends and opponents with the rainbow. Pa r t i c i p a n t s can sign up at the location, but most activities are on a first-come, firstserved basis, so it’s probably a good idea to keep track of the schedule, just in case something catches your eye.

Kids get into it at Kidsfest dog sled rides from Muktuk Adventures on Friday and Saturday, a children and youth jousting competition, and the grande finale of the weekend, Colour Wars. Colour Wars is a free-for-all ex-

Danny Macdonald is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. He is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and the Yukon’s events scene.

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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Art 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 Drop-in 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 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 Wed. Feb. 20 & Thu Feb 21 PiYo-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. Email brittany.widrig@ gmail.com for more info. 335-4281 brittyfit@gmail.com Wed. Feb. 20 Ice Towers, Local’s Night and Intro to Ice Climbing 6:00 PM Equinox Adventures Get your ice climb on, meet other climbers, take a lesson, try new gear. Please RSVP - limited space. Call 334-3725 ore email equinox@equinoxyukon.com for more info. Sun. Feb. 24 Annual Sourdough Rendezvous Hockey Tournament Takhini Arena Take in the action at this adult recreational hockey tournament featuring men’s A and B divisions, as well as a women’s division. Tournament begins Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. Games on all 3 surfaces Takhini, NWTel and ATCO arenas. (Beer garden at the Takhini arena.) Fri. Feb. 22 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Feb. 22 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat. Feb. 23 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Saturdays Ecstatic Dance More like a Yoga class

Wellness LISTINGS Wed. Feb. 20 The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 AM Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed. Feb. 20 Flourishing As We Age 10:00 AM Northlight Innovation Discover the science and practice of positive mental health and its impact on longevity and quality of life. Call 668-3383 to register - limited spots available. Wed. Feb. 20 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Feb. 20 Lunchtime Meditation Group 12:00 PM Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Wed. Feb. 20 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed. Feb. 20 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. Feb. 20 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. Feb. 20 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 Wed. Feb. 20 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. Feb. 21 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. 4563838 Thu. Feb. 21 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 3363569 thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Fri. Feb. 22 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Feb. 22 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

than a club night, wear loose clothing , bring water, no scents, no Booze, but the healing vibes of cannabis welcome! 8:00 - 9:30 PM Grace Space (above Baked) FB Whitehorse-Just Dance for details Sun. Feb. 24 BEARS 1:30 PM Biathlon Range Sun. Feb. 24 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM Peak Fitness Sun. Feb. 24 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM Peak Fitness Sun. Feb. 24 Caribou Hike Up Fish Lake Ridge 10:00 AM Environment Yukon office Hike up into caribou winter range and talk about their habits and habitat. Dress for the weather, his hike varies in difficultly. Sun. Feb. 24 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM Peak Fitness Mon. Feb. 25 to Wed 27 PiYo-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. Email brittany.widrig@ gmail.com for more info. 335-4281 brittyfit@gmail.com Mon. Feb. 25 Adult Tennis 5:30 PM Yukon College Register online or email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Mon. Feb. 25 Discover Scuba Diving 7:30 PM Virginia Labelle Learn about scuba and basic scuba safety, and getting our gear ready and practice some scuba skills before we enter the Weightless World of the deep end for some frisbee fun! Call 332-0351 or email for more information, and to register! Tue. Feb. 26 Adult Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Tue. Feb. 26 Junior Shooting Program 7:00 PM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Youth aged 10-20, parent permission required, Registration fee applies. Participants will learn about gun safety and marksmanship. 667-6907

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Sat. Feb. 23 Yin Yoga & Foam Rolling 10:00 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Yin yoga is a gentle, quiet practice suitable for all levels. Foam rollers and/ or balls will be used for self-massage & myofascial release. Email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com for more information. Sat. Feb. 23 Sat. Feb. 23 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun. Feb. 24 Sun. Feb. 24 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Feb. 24 Sun. Feb. 24 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. Feb. 24 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Location may vary please contact oayukon@gmail.com. Mon. Feb. 25 Your Health! Your Way! 10:00 AM Whitehorse Health Centre Call the Chronic Conditions Support Program at 667-8733 to register. Mon. Feb. 25 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Feb. 25 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Feb. 25 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Feb. 25 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. Feb. 25 Evening Meditation Group 5:30 PM Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Mon. Feb. 25 Hospice Walking Group 6:30 PM S.S.Klondike An opportunity to share your grief experience, or simply enjoy nature and the companionship of others who are grieving. Call or email for more details. 667-7429 info@ hospiceyukon.net Mon. Feb. 25 Mon. Feb. 25 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 Mon. Feb. 25 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net Tue. Feb. 26 Rise + Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac. com Tue. Feb. 26 Tue. Feb. 26 MHFA for Northern People 8:30 AM Yukon College Learn important principles including respect, cooperation, community, harmony, generosity, and resourcefulness. Call 4568589 to register.

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Tue. Feb. 26 Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue. Feb. 26 Intermediate Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Feb. 26 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Feb. 26 Introduction to Meditation 7:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Instructions on the basics of meditation practice, guidelines for daily practice, and advice for bringing mindfulness into your everyday life. Email tergar.whitehorse@gmail.com for more info.

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Champion fiddler makes his Yukon debut this Rendezvous 1. The Fiddle Show is one of the most anticipated events of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Shane Cook will be live in concert at the Yukon Arts Centre with the Fiddleheads and Fiddelium - Feb 21 and 22

2. The Fiddleheads with the Treble Makers Recording the Yukon fiddle celebration album at Old Crow studio in Whitehorse

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aving won over judges at competitions around Canada and the United States with his uniquely Canadian style, Ontario born fiddle player Shane Cook is coming to Whitehorse this Rendezvous for his first gig north of 60. “I’m expecting it to be cold. I just went out and bought a new pair of long johns,” said Cook. Cook’s musical career jump started when he won a U.S national fiddle championship in Idaho. “It was a blind competition so the judges were in a totally separate room. I had dedicated a big part of my life to Texas swing style music, which is what they look for in the US national fiddle championship. I guess I managed to sneak through somehow despite being Canadian and it’s funny because they put an end to the blind competition after that,” he said. While his win ruffled some feathers in Idaho, he said it opened a lot of new doors for him by getting him noticed among his peers. I got to meet so many of my fiddle heroes. Nobody was more surprised than me when that happened,” he said. With deep roots in Dorchester, Ontario, playing fiddle is a family tradition in the Cook family. “My dad was a fiddler and there was a long line of fiddlers before him down in southern Ontario. I grew up playing that same type of fiddle that my Dad plays,” said Cook. The style that he grew up in is sometimes referred to as “Ottawa Valley” fiddling and draws on a variety of influences from Quebecois folk to Scotch-Irish, Swing and Bluegrass. Cook says this makes it easy for him to transition between. “I flirt between all of these worlds,” he said. Cook is especially looking forward to working with the Fiddleheads, who many of us know as an

especially talented group of Yukon youth. The Fiddleheads are opening for Cook at both shows, along with their guests Fiddelium from Nanaimo, British Columbia. “I’m looking forward to getting together and working with some of the kids there, giving fiddle and stepdance classes between concerts. I grew up going to a lot of fiddle contests and festivals with my dad and my brother... So it’s nice to continue that. There’s something that happens when you get together with musicians of a like mind. They have a way of bringing something out of you,” he said. Cook is mentioned in the Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today.” He’s a Western University grad living in London, Ontario. He said that the majority of the tunes he’ll be playing are made with step-dancing in mind and hopes to convey that to the audience. “It’s joyous music it’s almost all dance music from different traditions... I hope that anybody who comes to the will leave feeling brighter after.” The concert happens at the Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage Feb 21 and 22. Tickets for the event can be found on Shane Cook’s website or through the Yukon Arts Centre.

3. Canadian fiddler Shane Cook is a U.S National Champion 4. When not performing solo, Shane Cook performs with The Woodchippers

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Classic Yukon cabin walls familiar to those with cabin fever A classic Klondike Gold Rush outhouse A 1929 Model A seen in Dawson City in 2018

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