Page 1

FRE E

WHATSUPYUKON.COM

April 3, 2019 Issue #620 See Page 13

ES IF nts DL Eve IL ing W View 9 ee ge 1 Pa

All Northern. All Fun.

Unsupervised Fun The Guild season finale play is Drowsy Chaperone

EVENT LISTINGS LISTINGS EVENT

Club Beats of the Midnight Sun

Public Speaking for Women

See Page 12

See Page 17

See Pages 15 & 16 visit See6,Pages Pages & us 5,or22 17 20online See 6, & 23

Printed in Canada

A Reputation Built on Trust and Quality Denture Specialist: Chris Von Kafka LD DD

R Health R Comfort R Function R Appearance

yukondentureclinic.ca

Canadian Licenced Denturist, Denturist Diploma

Call today for an appointment 668-2510 or 1-888-660-1839

112-1116 Front St, Horwood‘s Mall ykdenture@klondiker.com

PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

See Page 10


2

whatsupyukon.com

WHY PAY MORE?

& e k o m S p o h S e Vap

203 Main Street, Whitehorse YT 867-667-2615

3173 3rd Ave, Whitehorse YT 867-667-4275 Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:30 pm, Sat 8:30 am-4:00 pm

• Over 30,000 quality parts available • Tools and light equipment • Paint and body supplies

These Memories will last a Lifetime

GRADS & WEDDINGS Our professional team of estheticians and hair stylists will make sure you LOOK YOUR BEST!

CALL US TODAY AND BOOK AHEAD! View our treatments & hours on our website:

elementshairandspa.ca info@elementsesthetics.ca 867-668-2430 Located inside the Goldrush Inn Appointment alerts Share the Love for Prizes

Call For Reader Submissions

Yukoners Living With Wildlife Send us your high resolution photos

FOLLOW US ON www.whatsupyukon.com

April 3, 2019

Ripened with age

Jeff Wolosewich and The Dark Fruits released a new album on March 1 by Amy Kenny

T

he Dark Fruits kind of accidentally ended up with an album. Three years ago, singer Jeff Wolosewich booked time at Jordy Walker’s studio, planning to record a single song. The next thing he knew, he’d laid down bed tracks for more than 20 songs. “The guys (Walker and musicians Micah Smith and Patrick Docherty) just played so well on those songs and I was so into it,”

The Dark Fruits released their first album March 1. They play Simapalooza on April 5 Wolosewich said over the phone a few weeks after the March 1 release of Authors of Affection, the album that came out of their efforts. “I got into it and it was like a feedback loop of them inspiring me with their playing and, I was hoping, me inspiring them to play better and better.” Wolosewich hadn’t written music since he was in his 20s. (In fact, the one song he had planned to record with Walker was written then.) At that time, he was in a band called The Scarfs that played around B.C., while he was attending Simon Fraser University. But as his 20s got away from him, so did the time to write. Not that he has loads of time these days either. Wolosewich is a department head at Yukon College and he also has four kids. Still, he said spending time in the studio reminded him how much he loves making music.

“I love lots of things, but this is one of those things that’s a part of who I was and for many reasons, I just didn’t do it.” The result is a 13-song record and (so far) three music videos, including one that won the audience choice award at the 2018 Yukon Film Society’s 48 Hour Music Video Challenge. Wolosewich said there’s no intentional theme to the album, but that he feels a “coming of ageness” to the lyrics, even if he’s writing from a different place now. “A lot of rock and roll songs are about love and break-ups and I’m not going through break-ups right now, but it’s so easy because I have kids that tell me that they don’t love me anymore all the time,” he said. In fact, that’s what “hurt so bad” is about – a fight Wolosewich had with his then-five-year-old

PHOTO: courtesy of The Dark Fruits daughter, which ended with her telling him she didn’t love him anymore. “You clearly feel I went too far, ok, forgive me you’re my star, my words were not a gracious start,” Wolosewich sings on the track. He details the fight they had from opposite sides of the room and the way she walked away when all he wanted to do was hold her. It’s a touching tune that works on multiple levels once you know what it’s about. “I like love songs that are like collages, where the imagery is all over the place,” he said. “It can get a bit predictable otherwise.” When he compares his songwriting now with what he was doing when he was 20, he said he’s more intentional about the words he chooses. “The songs from before, they cont’d on page 3 ...

Are You Ready For An Early Spring?

Gift Certificates

20-40% off All indoor propagation items

with a description of what’s happening in the photo,

Order your bedding plants NOW while quantities last!

and the camera equipment you used.

SPRING SEEDS ARE IN!

New Pots and Decor are here!

Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com

OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm Phone: 668-7972 Email: ytgardens@klondiker.com

yukongardens.com


April 3, 2019

3

whatsupyukon.com

Ripened with age ... cont’d sound a little different. I think they were less cohesive. Often I’ll write a song and think about the sounds of the words … writing (in my 20s) I think they were less streamlined. Now I would think of what the whole song is about and it would all sort of lead to that. Everything in there is there for a reason.” Ultimately, he said he’s less concerned with what people think about the songs and more interested in just knowing that people listen to them. There’s an opportunity to do that on April 5 when The Dark Fruits play alongside Soda Pony, Paris Pick and the Pricks and more at Simapalooza, an opportunity Wolosewich said he’s grateful for. “We’re a studio-centric band, so to be able to get a live show like that is going to be a great.” Going forward, he said touring the record will be difficult. It’s hard enough to be a Vancouver touring band, let alone a band that has to spend $2,000 just to get to Vancouver. He said the Dark Fruits will be aiming for some local shows this summer, at festivals and events in and around Whitehorse. Find out more about their plans at TheDarkFruits.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.

Living with

Wildlife 9

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Eail your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Submitted by

On the Cover The whole cast takes a turn as the star in The Drowsy Chaperone PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

What’s Inside The Dark Fruits Album ............ 2 Living With Wildlife ................ 3 Step Outside ........................ 4

Steve Wilson

Eye on the Outdoors .............. 5

I found this flock of grouse on the road. They were picking up freshly-laid coarse sand that had been put down for tire traction on hills. There were nine of them! When I stopped, four flew away, but after a few minutes, all of them came back.

Seasonal Recipes ................... 8

The Bookshelf ...................... 7 Drowsy Chaperone ................10 Paradise Music Festival ..........12 SMRT Women and Toastmasters ..................17 Dog Culture .........................18

Events Whitehorse Listings ................ 6 Highlights ............................14 Community Listings ...............15 Active Interests ....................16

When my hands started freezing, I dePHOTO: Upper lower case cided to leave and the little buggers wouldn’t get off the road. As I inched through them with my truck, I could see them walk out from under my front bumper.

whatsupyukon.com 205-105 Titanium Way Whitehorse Yukon Y1A 0E7 Ph: 667-2910

What’s Up Yukon Team Editorial Danny Macdonald Team Danny@whatsupyukon.com Amy Kenny

Camera: Nikon Coolpix B500

Client Care Tammy Beese Team tammy@whatsupyukon.com Mauretia Holloway

Mauretia@whatsupyukon.com

Monica Garcia

monica@whatuspyukon.com

We’ll keep your commercial space… a clean space.

Happy FRESH FLOWERS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY!

Quick and friendly service, always with a smile. Open Everyday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM 303 Ogilvie St, Whitehorse (867) 667-6251

Join the PC Optimum Program

Design Lesley Ord Team Paulette Comeau Didier Delahaye What would you rather be doing?

• Eco Friendly & Pet Friendly • Weekly, Biweekly & Monthly • Commercial & Residential Service

Call for a FREE Consultation Today (867) 335-4628 204 Strickland Street, Whitehorse, Open 9am-5pm cleanconscienceyukon.ca

Admin Penny Bielopotocky Team events@whatsupyukon.com Keira Howard Admin

Ulrich Trachsel Website Updater

Weekly Magazine published by

Beese Entertainment Publishing We thank our advertisers and our friends at 135 distribution points for helping keep What’s Up Yukon FREE.


4

whatsupyukon.com

April 3, 2019

Step Outside with Larry Leigh

Ice-fishing with kids WHATZZZZZUP?! Call our sales team at 867 667 2910 ext 2 or email sales@whatsupyukon.com

Give us a holler!

PHOTO: Pixabay

Larry suggests getting kids started ice-fishing when it is warmer, as you often need to remove your gloves for some activities

I

f you don’t make it fun, they won’t like it. Going out again will be unlikely. In that respect, it’s like summer fishing, only it’s cold as well as boring. Kids need to be entertained and that’s your job. They also do better if they have stuff to eat and numerous cups of hot chocolate to drink. Hot dogs, smokies, marshmallows and s’mores are all quick and easy on a fire near the shore. Initially, ice-fishing can cost some money to buy a shelter-tent, auger, strainer and tackle. The costs can be reduced by buying used stuff, making it yourself, or waiting for the gear to go on sale as it frequently does at Canadian Tire. A hand-auger works well to do a minimum number of holes and a six-inch blade is much easier to cut through the ice than an eight-inch cutter. A quality gas or battery-powered auger, if affordable, makes it easy to cut as many holes as you need to find the fish. “Pop-up” tents and shelters are often less than $300 on sale. As the name suggests, they’re quick to put up and take down. Screwin ice anchors are necessary unless you enjoy chasing your tent.

The interior can be furnished with fold-up camp chairs and a Coleman stove that takes white gas or propane. All of your food and equipment can be pulled on a plastic sled, which slides easily even with that load in it. A couple of old mid-sized pots can be used to heat the water for hot chocolate, tea, or to boil the wieners. If no stove is available, consider taking a couple of thermos containers full of hot water or hot chocolate. If your household has a snowmobile and skimmer to carry gear, then you can travel a greater distance to catch fish. It’s always a good idea to travel in pairs, as snow-machines do break down and the extra machine can get everybody back to the truck. As far as entertainment for the youngsters, take along a light shovel. (which you’ll need anyway to clear around the holes.) Kids love building snow-forts or just making a big snow pile. A soccer ball will occupy them for a time and, if they are readers, a couple of books or puzzles is a good idea. They always do better if they have a buddy along with them. Of course, catching a fish will

really get them interested, so it’s important that they keep an eye on their lines. Put a bear bell on the tip of their rod so it rings when the fish takes the bait. Tackle can be purchased, ready to go with hooks, lures etc., for not too much money, but ice fishers have also been using handlines (wrapped around a piece of wood) for centuries. I suggest not introducing them to ice-fishing when it is very cold, as some activities require you to remove your gloves for a short time. It then takes a long time to get your hands warm again. Late March and early April are my favourite ice-fishing times. There is warmth in the sun and the long winter is coming to an end. Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and a retired hunter-education coordinator for the Government of Yukon. Please send comments about his articles to wild@whatsupyukon.com.


April 3, 2019

5

whatsupyukon.com

Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

Get a quick and easy fire going

Hurlburt Enterprises Inc. • Beetle-killed spruce from Haines Junction, quality guaranteed • Single & emergency half cord delivery • You cut and you pick-up available • Everything over 8” split • Prices as low as $245 per cord • Scheduled or next day delivery

Log lengths or stove lengths, we can take care of you. In fact, we’ll even deliver right to your location.

We have more than firewood, we can supply wood processing equipment you need like splitters and chippers.

Main: 867-633-5192 Toll Free: 1-866-449-5192 Fax: 867-633-6222 Email: hurlburtei@gmail.com Address: 11 Burns Rd., Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 4Z3 Cheque,Cash, S.A.Vouchers accepted

hurlburt.ca

We will earn your satisfaction GUARANTEED!

April 7

12-3:30 pm Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Multi-Purpose Room

PHOTO: Murray Martin

Murray tested out the Hurlburt fire starter this winter

H

urlburt Enterprises is a well-known Yukon supplier of bug-killed firewood. I’ve been buying my woodstove firewood from them for years. Recently, Bob (like myself, an Ontario transplant) handed me a small package of 24 small cubes of fire starter from Hurlburt Enterprises. I have seen many fire starter cubes on the market and I stay away from them because of the bad chemical smell they disperse when lit. Willing to try anything though, the next morning I put wood in the stove, set the Hurlburt fire starter under it and struck a match. Within seconds there was a six-inch flame. After a minute, the wood ignited. This seemed to good to be true, so I cleared out a spot behind the garage, got some small twigs and made a little eight-inch teepee of them. I placed split wood against the teepee, a fire starter below it and struck a match to it. Again, a six-inch flame rose up and, within a minute, I had a small campfire. The objective of this was to see if there was any chemical smell. The fire starter passed the test. The small cubes are made of

certified wood wool and paraffin wax, wound together in inch-long cubes. A $5 package contains 24 cubes. I immediately saw the advantage of them for camping expeditions, especially when the weather is damp, and for getting the backyard fire pit going quickly. The next day, I went to Hurlburt (located on Burns Road, no pun intended) and bought six packs. I divided them between emergency survival containers, my camping trailer, the basement (for the woodstove) and a camping pack. Of course, in a pinch, nature also provides fire starter. Cattails are a good emergency fire starter. The fresh young stalks are also a natural food source that tastes much like celery. The lint from your clothes dryer is also a fire starter, though I don’t recommend using it in your house woodstove. Always carry a lighter into the outdoors. That way, in an emergency, if you need an outdoor fire, look for the dry needles of a cedar tree. They will certainly

help get a fire going. One of the best books I have in my library is published by Outdoor Life and written by Tim MacWelch. It encompasses 221 primitive and wilderness survival skills. I would strongly recommend it for any group that teaches outdoor skills. This is a great book for the family that really wants to know more about the outdoors, how to survive, what plants you can eat and what plants not to eat. There is also a section on building a fire pit and wilderness oven. My own tip for this endeavour is to be careful with the stones you use, especially if they’re shell rock. Shell rock, created under pressure over thousands of years, can explode when heated to excess. Saying of the week: Last December I turned 86 years, so I leave you with this: In every senior’s body is a youngster saying “what the hell happened?” Amen to that, brother! Murray Martin is a former Ontario conservation officer and a longstanding member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.

Japanese Village Festival Eat

Watch

Play

Snack Stand Refreshments Mochi

Drum Performance Tea Ceremony Kids’ Performance Martial Arts Demonstration Dance

Games Arts & Crafts Photo Booth

And lots more stuff! More info on

JCAY

Richard’s Tire Tips

When was the last time YOU ROTATED YOUR TIRES?

TATTOO YOU Feature

Showcases Your Tattoo! Send us a high resolution picture and tell us what your tattoo means to you. Email: editor@whatsupyukon.com with

TATTOO noted in the subject line

Studies have shown that by performing a regular rotation every 8 - 10,000kms the life of your tires is significantly increased, in most cases by up to 25%. Other factors such as driving style, application and tire pressure will also affect tread life. Failure to regularly perform rotations has proven to cause several different abnormal wear patterns such as diagonal, accelerated and uneven wear. The common rule for rotations is to move the drive axle tires straight forward or back depending on the vehicle and the free rolling axle should be crossed.

TIRE SHOP OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY

867-667-6102 107 INDUSTRIAL ROAD


6

whatsupyukon.com

ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy.

Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS

Until Apr. 4 Art Exhibit - Boreal Reverie Arts Underground The desire to capture the vast and dynamic landscapes of the Kluane region. Each piece interprets the feeling of a specific part of the region and ties an animal to its habitat. Until Apr. 4 Art Exhibit - It’s a Beadiful World Arts Underground A dedication to a life long Love for Beads, and the beauty they add to making our world beadiful. Until May. 18 Jane Isakson: Points of Reference Yukon Arts Centre New body of work exploring our place in the North brings together her semi-abstracted paintings of the arctic and an interactive video installation. Until May. 18 Kaisu Koivisto: Topophilia Yukon Arts Centre Incorporates photography, sculpture and video into installations. Her work focuses on the narrative of places, buildings and objects in a state of transformation.

LIVE MUSIC

Wed. Apr. 3 51st Annual Rotary Music Festval Yukon Arts Centre Watch and support over 1200 young Yukon musicians! For info: 333-0748 Thu. Apr. 4 Jazz in the Hall featuring bassist Etienne Girard 7:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Learn, listen & jam. Featuring electric bassist Etienne Girard Quintet. Steve Gedrose educational vignette. 334-2789 Thu. Apr. 4 Alex Johnston & Paris - Last Jam of the Season 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri. Apr. 5 CJ Boyd, Jeremy Parkin & Camo Purse 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Fri. Apr. 5 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Apr. 6 Home Routes - Daniel Gervais with Graeme Poile Whitehorse, Yukon Fiddle, songs, old time to jazz, Celtic and classical a high energy and fun for all ages! Email attend@homeroutes.ca or info@ homeroutes.ca or call (204) 480-3380 for tickets and more info. Sat. Apr. 6 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Apr. 7 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Wed. Apr. 10 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM The Local Bar

GENERAL EVENTS

Wed. Apr. 3 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Apr. 3 Alpha: Explore Life, Faith, Meaning 6:00 PM Church of the Nazarene Alpha is a free 12 session series that encourages you to ask your questions about life, faith and the meaning behind it all. Everyone is welcome. No charge for dinner, no obligation. 633-4903 Wed. Apr. 3 Pastry 101 - Old Fashioned Pie Dough 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn to make traditional dough using lard and shortening and talk about common problems with pastry dough and how to avoid or correct issues. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Wed. Apr. 3 Northern Gardening Introduction to Subarctic Permaculture 6:30 PM Yukon College Learn how to grow healthy, nutritious food and increase biodiversity and food resilience by co-creating efficient, sustainable, organic gardens. Call 668-5200 for more information. Wed. Apr. 3 Aviation Tales: Part 2 7:00 PM MacBride Museum Cash bar will be available. 667-2709 Wed. Apr. 3 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Apr. 3 The Drowsy Chaperone Preview 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A Broadway fanatic listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, Tickets online. Wed. Apr. 3 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Apr. 4 Mental Wellness Conversation Cafes 1:30 PM Whitehorse United Church A series of free Mental Wellness Conversation Cafés, for presentations, discussion, information and conversation. Call 668-6429 or email sractionyk@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 4 Entrepreneur’s Speaker Series: Jordi Mikeli-Jones 5:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub A free monthly event and open to the public. Local entrepreneurs share their hard-won start up successes & laugh out loud blunders.

YES!

Thu. Apr. 4 Dinner with a side of Being Caribou and Camera Trap 5:30 PM The Edge on Main A delicious and hearty dinner and dessert along with a double feature. Thu. Apr. 4 Chess Corner 6:30 PM Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu. Apr. 4 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Apr. 4 The Drowsy Chaperone 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A Broadway fanatic listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, Tickets online. Fri. Apr. 5 Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 PM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staff are welcome! Fri. Apr. 5 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Bidding Closes 2:00 PM Saturdays, each week. See FB for this weeks items Fri. Apr. 5 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5:00 PM Whitehorse United Church In support of Braeburn Lake Summer Camp, call 667-2989 for more information. Fri. Apr. 5 TGIF Mixology & Snacks - Spring Fling! 5:30 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Free Pour Jenny and Chef Cat have a fabulous class in store for you. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Fri. Apr. 5 The Drowsy Chaperone 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A Broadway fanatic listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, Tickets online. Sat. Apr. 6 Giant Community Yard Sale 10:00 AM Yukon Convention Centre Browse for hidden treasures among many yard sales tables. Or indulge in items that are Created in the Yukon or on sale by local Home Businesses. Sat. Apr. 6 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Bidding Closes 2:00 PM Saturdays, each week. See FB for this weeks items Sat. Apr. 6 Crib Tournament 6:15 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Apr. 6 The Drowsy Chaperone 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A Broadway fanatic listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, Tickets online. Sun. Apr. 7 Spring Spruce Bog Craft Market 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Only hand made in Yukon products. Sun. Apr. 7 Japanese Village Festival MuraMatsuri 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Free admission, Music, Dance, Martial arts, Tea ceremony, Arts & crafts, Food, cheerful atmosphere of Japanese traditional festivals 393-2588 Sun. Apr. 7 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. Apr. 7 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. Apr. 7 Life Drawing Drop-in 7:00 PM Arts Underground Life Drawing is every first Sunday of the Month and is non-instructional. Andew Sharp is the host. A live model will pose each session. Cost is $5/hour to help pay for the model. Sun. Apr. 7 Trivia Night - Season Finale 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. Apr. 8 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Apr. 8 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. Apr. 8 Euchre Night 6:00 PM Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Apr. 8 Women in the Woodshop - Drop in Space 6:30 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub You must be an active makerspace member to attend, and you must have previously taken the woodshop safety orientation class.

April 3, 2019

Or email them to: events@whatsupyukon.com

Mon. Apr. 8 Burlesque Class with Chérie Coquette 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall Learn the classic art of the Burlesque. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. To register, email at cheriecoquettecabaret@ gmail.com Tue. Apr. 9 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 6333463. Tue. Apr. 9 Appetizers - Easy Summer Fare 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Transform favourite, standby pantry items into exciting party fare; delicious ways to use the bounty from the greenhouse and a frozen cocktail ready for friends when they drop by. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Tue. Apr. 9 Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance 6:30 PM Icycle Sports No previous experience needed, bring your own bike, work space and tools provided. Register online. Tue. Apr. 9 Basic and Beginners Ukulele Group 7:00 PM Music Yukon Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Wed. Apr. 10 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 6336081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Apr. 10 Thai Food Class 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn the essentials of Thai cooking and introduce you to unique Thai ingredients that can all be sourced at the local grocery stores. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Wed. Apr. 10 Movie Night: This is the Army (1943) 6:30 PM MacBride Museum This is the Army starring Ronald Reagan 667-2709 Wed. Apr. 10 Living with Loss - An Introduction to Healthy Grieving 6:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Learn healthy grieving and share tools that will help you support yourself and others to heal and grow through times of loss. Email administrator@ hospiceyukon.net or call 667-7429 to register. Wed. Apr. 10 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Apr. 10 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed. Apr. 10 The Drowsy Chaperone - Pay What You Decide 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A Broadway fanatic listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, Tickets online.

Sat. Apr. 6 Young Explorers’ Preschool Program 10:30 AM MacBride Museum 6672709 Designed for parents and children to explore the animal gallery together. Call or email for more information. Sat. Apr. 6 fit4two Prenatal Fitness 12:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 3343479 Connect with other moms-to-be in your community while reducing prenatal discomforts like lower back ache, fatigue and swelling. Register online. Sat. Apr. 6 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 6684794 for more information. Mon. Apr. 8 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. Mon. Apr. 8 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Tue. Apr. 9 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. Tue. Apr. 9 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Tue. Apr. 9 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:45 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. Wed. Apr. 10 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. Apr. 10 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. Apr. 10 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.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed. Apr. 3 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. Apr. 3 Scattered to Skilled for Adults 6:00 PM LDAY Centre for Learning Please Wed. Apr. 3 Learning Together 9:00 AM register for this event by contacting Chris at Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, 668-5167 or learning@LDAYukon.com play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. Wed. Apr. 3 Klondike Cruisers AGM 6:30 PM Yukon Transportation Museum Renew Wed. Apr. 3 Parent Child Mother Goose your membership, share your view for the 10:30 AM Whistle Bend Place Learn the club moving forward. Election for President, power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary will be held as well. information. Wed. Apr. 3 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Thu. Apr. 4 Sundogs Toastmasters Club Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers to learn the skills, practice the speaking, and for those with babies up to 12 months receive the feedback to improve your public old. Welcomes all pregnant moms-to-be, speaking, communication and leadership nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 wee babes, and family supports. toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Apr. 4 Learning Together 9:00 AM Thu. Apr. 4 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. An after work meeting to help you gain Thu. Apr. 4 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:30 confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com work out idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Fri. Apr. 5 Lifting Your First Scripted Call 668-4794 for more information. Fri. Apr. 5 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Feature: Northern Style 12:00 PM Northlight Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play Innovation Bring your questions and join time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in Kirsten for an informal roundtable discussion anytime, call 667-5992 for more info. with Yellowknife writer, director and producer Fri. Apr. 5 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics Kirsten Carthew. 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly Sat. Apr. 6 Introduction to Letterpress songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 Workshop Whitehorse, Yukon Create a for more information. collaborative project over the course of the Fri. Apr. 5 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany weekend. For more information contact Joyce Church Call 668-4877 for more information. jmajiski@gmail.com 333-3440. Sat. Apr. 6 Destination Imagination Tournament 9:00 AM F.H. Collins Secondary Sat. Apr. 6 Yukon Registered Nurses Association AGM 8:00 AM Kwanlin Dun We are seeking volunteers to be appraisers Cultural Centre Registration and voting open for the Engineering Challenge category. Contact Genevieve at Genevieve.Favreau@ 8am-9am. Business meeting and light snacks Sat. Apr. 6 Set Etiquette for Film, TV and stantec.com if you can help! Digital Media 9:00 AM Northlight Innovation Sat. Apr. 6 Free Day in the Clothing Room 10:00 AM Church of the Nazarene Learn the basic skills needed to work on a Children’s, Mens and Womens clothing that set. To register email info@spya.ca or call was freely received, freely we want to give. 867-334-6587 Call 633-4903 for more information.

KIDS & FAMILIES

Sat. Apr. 6 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 Sun. Apr. 7 Yukon Schutzhund Association AGM 1:00 PM Yukon Public Law Library Held in the Fireweed meeting room. Dog handlers welcome to attend. Sun. Apr. 7 Yukon Residential Landlord Association AGM 7:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Memberships, renewals, Yukon landlords please attend. Information at 3358888 or by email yukonrla@gmail.com Tue. Apr. 9 Spring Workshop - Human Resources 101 8:00 AM Edgewater Hotel Held in the Windsor Boardroom and facilitated by: Visionary Seeds Inc., 6 classes, register online. Wed. Apr. 10 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. Apr. 10 Meet The Expert - Drop In Consultation Services with Davy Joly 10:00 AM (co)space coworking space` Reserve time with Davy to dive into your start-up business, financing, and investment advice by emailing directly at davy.joly@ investorsgroup.com. Wed. Apr. 10 YEU Open House 4:30 PM Yukon Employees’ Union Hall Call 667-2331 for more information. Wed. Apr. 10 Transition to Post-Secondary Workshop 6:00 PM LDAY Centre for Learning A discussion of things to consider when planning for post-secondary studies, apprenticeship, and entering the work force. Everyone is welcome, light snacks will be provided. Call 668-5167 or email learning@ LDAYukon.com to register. Wed. Apr. 10 Yukon Fish & Game Association AGM 7:00 PM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Call 667-4263 for more information. Wed. Apr. 10 Rock Your Talk: Speak in Public like a Pro 7:30 PM Baked Cafe Build your skills and confidence for public speaking. Register online

Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 6210 - 6th ave. Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Sara Steel Building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sundays Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Sara Steel Building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Mondays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 205 Black Street Suite 120 Phone: AA 1-888-453-0142 (24 hours a day)

IT’S AN EXCELLENT IDEA To Extend Your Stay in Whitehorse!

We would be happy to host you, we have… 98 comfortable rooms, kitchenettes & jacuzzi suites, free high-speed internet, guest laundry,

Happy Hour 4:30-7 pm Week days & all day Sunday Open Daily at Noon

irons / boards, complimentary coffee / tea, fridges and microwaves in all rooms and airconditioning throughout.

Toll Free: 1-800-661-0454 | Phone: (867) 667-2527 | Fax: (867) 668-7643 | 4220 – 4th Avenue, Whitehorse | Email: reservations@yukoninn.com | yukoninn.com


April 3, 2019

7

whatsupyukon.com

The Bookshelf with Dan Davidson Front cover of the book, Yukon Fallen. Dawson’s Victory Gardens, showing flags, cenotaph and German field pieces 

These two pages show the two types of page design - Yukon Fallen Morton and Yukon Fallen Newton 

A Commemoration of the Yukon’s WWI Fallen Soldiers T

his slender volume contains brief biographies and photographs of the men from the Yukon who fought and died for Canada between 1914 and 1918. Seven of the enlisted died in 1919, but are recorded as still being in active service. Many of their names are recorded on cenotaphs or memorial plaques in Dawson City or Whitehorse. Some were missed. The authors ferreted them out through a variety of other sources. In one of the introductions, the authors note that the “Yukon Fallen can be found in fifty-six locations … on four continents.” Many are buried in memorial cemeteries in France and Belgium. Some are buried in parts

of England. Some bodies were returned to Canada. For a number of the entries in the book, there is no known burial location and their deaths are simply noted on monuments and in record books. Remembering that today’s Yukon capital was just a fraction of its present size, and relatively unimportant during this period, it will come as no surprise to read that many of these soldiers were living in Dawson, then the territorial capital, when they enlisted. For a more complete story of the Yukon’s part in the so-called Great War, read Michael Gates’ From the Klondike to Berlin (Harbour, 2017) and the Northern Review’s special 2017 issue, The North and the First World War

Your Weekly Guide To Living

Yukon Life a Little Better!

(2017). It contains the papers delivered at the 2016 conference, The North and the First World War. It was during the lead-up to this conference that the original list of names of the Fallen began to be compiled. Whitehorse Legion #254 is the copyright holder of this book. The introduction notes that a number of people were essential to the creation of the book. Those individuals include Peggy D’Orsay, a former archivist with the Yukon Archives; Tim Popp, a historian with a special interest in memorabilia from the First World War; and Max Fraser, formerly with Lost Moose and now a filmmaker with a special interest in Joe Boyle. (One of the big names in Yukon’s First World War history.) It is Fraser’s photo of Dawson’s Victory Gardens that graces the cover. Each of the soldiers between pages 27 and 114 has a page devoted to himself, showing rank, regimental number (where available), regiment and date of death, along with either a photograph or regimental insignia at the top of the page. This is followed by a brief account of his place of birth, employment and residence in the Yukon and service record. A line or two at the bottom of the page indicates where he is buried or commemorated. The entries are in alphabetical order, but there is a listing in chronological order at the back of the book. There is also a list of 12 men whose names were found during the project, but whose service records couldn’t be found to match. It is not known exactly what happened to them. Perhaps this information will surface as a result of this book. Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

Graphics: Yukon Fallen/Michael Gates

Planning a Paddling Trip or the Yukon River Quest? Improve Strength and Technique in our Paddling Workshop • Join Shane Ringham, experienced marathon paddler and registered Physiotherapist, • for a fun and interactive class.

Learn how paddling injuries happen
- Discover effective injuryprevention exercises for a complete training program Learn and improve Marathon paddling techniques 
- Explore the why and how of bent shaft paddles

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30-9 pm www.whatsupyukon.com

Fee: Voluntary Donation to Hospice Yukon. Location: Whitehorse Physiotherapy, 2-208B Strickland St

Call (867) 667-2138 to register

whitehorsephysio.com


8

whatsupyukon.com

April 3, 2019

WE’LL RE-OPEN THURSDAY MAY 2

Enjoy our SWISS SPECIALTIES • Tartar’s Hat • Fondue

Seasonal Recipes

• Raclette • Aelplermaccharoni

with Sydney Keddy

Oven-roasted cherry tomatoes

WOLF’S DEN RESTAURANT

P

roduce in the North is expensive, which means you’ve really got to get

A cozy cabin nestled in the Yukon Forest

May 2- May 9 open 4pm - 9pm. Then Summer Hours Start May 10. We’ll be Open 7 days a week 9am - 9pm.

www.wolfsden.ca | 393-3968

the most for your money by making those forgotten bits from your last grocery trip into something special. Simple roasted cherry tomatoes are

a fast way to take tomatoes that have gone a bit squishy and make them into dinner. Toss them with some boiled pasta and parmesan cheese, use them on a sandwich, or serve them next to some soft scrambled eggs. Serves 4

Craving a little something sweet? Ask us about our rotating selection of DELICIOUS cakes, tortes, and cheesecakes! Follow us on

BEER | COOLERS | CIDERS | WINES | SPIRITS Bar & Off-Sales Open until 2 am Thursday, Friday & Saturday Porter Creek Mall, 29 Wann Rd, (867) 456-4742

Looking for high-quality foods at great prices?

SAVE 10% ON YOUR FIRST ORDER!

One box minimum order. One coupon per household. Expires April 30, 2019

Home delivery of FLASH-FROZEN MEAT and SEAFOOD

Squishy tomatoes

 

Tossed with seasoning INGREDIENTS

yukonprimetime yukonprimetime@outlook.com

❑ 1 pound cherry tomatoes

❑ 1 tbsp olive oil ❑ Salt and pepper, to

Over 100 products, including ORGANIC CHOICES!

Tell us about wine Tell us about beer Tell us about yourself

We’re looking for Columnists With Spirit!

Please email our editor: editor@whatsupyukon.com

taste

❑ 1/4 tsp dried oregano ❑ 1/4 tsp dried basil PHOTOS: Sydney Keddy

You gotta call your LOCAL friendly foodies Scott and Tara! 867-334-3912

cont’d on page 9 ...

Named in the spirit of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush

FIDDLE NIGHT with Joe Loutchan & Friends Every THURSDAY 7-10:30 pm JAM SESSION Every SUNDAY starting at 6 pm

Bar & Offsales Open 9am to 11pm • 110 Wood Street, Whitehorse • 667-2641


April 3, 2019

9

whatsupyukon.com

FRESH. FAST. DELICIOUS

Oven-roasted cherry tomatoes ... cont’d

202 Chinese Restaurant The Place To Meet Family & Friends

206 Jarvis St (inside the 202 Hotel) 10% Off Take-out orders over $50

867-668-3388

202chineserestaurant.ca

The Place for Cheers! caption

Fri April 5:

CJ Boyd, Jeremy Parkin & Jona Barr

Tomatoes on a sheet tray

1

METHOD

Sat April 6: Sun April 7:

Once the tomatoes have cooled, store in the fridge for up to 4 days and use in all kinds of

of Live Music Band Hours 7:30-10:30 pm

The House Cats

Trivia w/ Jona Barr & Adrian Burrill

Hockey Season w/Beer Specials

Set oven at 425 degrees. Toss the tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper, oregano and basil. Place on a sheet tray and roast in the oven for 25 minutes.

2 good stuff. (Pasta, sandwiches and eggs are all excellent.)

LAST WEEK

CATCH ALL THE PLAY-OFF GAMES!

TenBeer Taps

and then

THE PUCK STOPS HERE

AS SOON AS THE SUN SHINES join us at THE COAST HIGH COUNTRY INN DECK! Our live Music Line up moves to our sister NVD company May until September - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 7-10 pm And an open mic hosted by Ryan McNally on Thursdays. Best Western Gold Rush Inn

411 Main Street, Whitehorse, 668-4500 Breakfast Menu: Weekdays 7-11 am, Weekends until 2 pm

Wonderful Food, Wonderful Friends Stop on in for Dinner

Roasted and ready to eat Sydney Keddy is a recipe developer who lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Seriouseats.com as well as other publications.

Paninis VS LIMITED TIME

have HEAT SWEET arrived.

Mediterranean stuffed chicken

Gourmet burger

Vegetarian tomato coconut curry

Pulled pork nachos

CALL US for private functions up to 50, personalized service from sit down dinner, to cocktail party to buffet.

Sweet & Smoky Chicken 6-inch: 450 Cals Footlong: 900 Cals

Spicy Buffalo Chicken 6-inch: 410 Cals Footlong: 820 Cals

THREE LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER Canada Games Centre - 456-7690, 2190 Second Ave - 668-6889, 212 Main Street - 393-5000

Open Every Night for Dinner this Summer!

867-393-2605

burnttoastcafe.ca

2112 Second Ave (Beside TD Bank) Mon, Thu & Fri 8am-9pm, Tue & Wed 8am-4pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am-9pm


10

whatsupyukon.com

April 3, 2019

Musical time travel

The Guild Theatre opens its run of the Tony-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone on Thursday, April 4 By Ken Bolton

W

ith the stage still in darkness, a disembodied voice expresses the speaker’s dislike for plays that require theatre-goers to interact with performers who break the traditional fourth wall. When the lights rise on the latest Guild Theatre production, the speaker does precisely that, by addressing the audience directly. For the duration of the evening, things are not necessarily what they seem. At the start, the character known as Man in Chair sits alone in a nondescript apartment, preparing to listen (for the umpteenth time) to his favourite record—the cast recording of a 1928 Broadway musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. Immediately, his apartment becomes transformed into an elaborate theatre set on which the action of the fictional piece unfolds spectacularly in his reverie. “We’re at liberty to be as bold, or to have as much fun as we want, because the Man in Chair has never actually seen the show,” said director Jessica Hickman. “This is

all through their imagination as they’re listening to the record and sort of picturing in their mind what the show would have been like on Broadway if they had had a chance to see it.” Hickman, whose resumé includes numerous Yukon credits as both choreographer and director, considers it a “wonderful opportunity” to present a large-cast musical in a small black-box theatre, with no capacity to fly elaborate set pieces in and out. “I love that restraint, because it just forces us to be a bit more creative,” she said of the challenges she had to address with set designer Brian Fidler. “How can we change the Man in Chair’s apartment to a 1920s lavish, wealthy manor and then go back to the apartment a moment later? We’ve been having a lot of fun digging into those elements.” The Guild production also offers interesting challenges and opportunities to the actor-singers who carry the action. Unlike most traditional musical comedies, The Drowsy Chaper-

Jessica Hickman directs The Guild’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone PHOTOS: Erik Pinkerton Photography one isn’t built around a core cast of leading performers who are reinforced by various secondary roles. “Every character gets a song and every character gets featured, so it’s great for community theatres, it’s great for schools, because it’s not just two leads and the rest are backup. Everybody gets their shots,” Hickman said.

An additional challenge in what is often called “a musical within a comedy” is the fact that the actors are expected to play their roles as they would have been performed by specific vaudeville and musical comedy performers of the era. “As actors, we always try to have deep, honest performances. This show can have that, but it also has to be a nod to the time

period and the style of acting that was happening in the ’20s, which is over-the-top and fun and silly.” On top of that challenge, the principal performers in the 14-member Guild version will also be tackling minor roles as reporters, maids and even monkeys, all which would normally be done by cont’d on page 11...


April 3, 2019

11

whatsupyukon.com

Musical time travel ... cont’d

Performers in The Drowsy Chaperone are expected to play their roles as they would have been performed by vaudeville and musical comedy performers separate ensemble players. “It’s a lot of tracking the actors, and organization to make sure their costume changes will work and that everyone has time to switch between. That’s been a lot of the prep work, logistically, for this production,” Hickman admitted. As well as being an homage to the 1920s heyday of the Great White Way, when vaudeville was beginning the transition to book musicals, it is also a parody of that genre, with definite comic challenges. “Almost every single line in the show is hilarious, so it’s trying to figure out how to guide the actors

through that process without having them trying to be funny. It’s just finding honest performances and hopefully that comedy comes through.” Hickman’s husband, Brooke Maxwell, is the show’s musical director. As a professional musician and music teacher who is relatively new to musical comedy, he also values honesty and “humanity” above even technical excellence in the performances. “When someone has a beautiful instrument of their voice, that’s not the guarantee to my heart. The humanity that they’re able to portray

is,” Maxwell said. “We’re dealing with real people in community theatre who are absolutely loving it. That’s what they start with. They bring that. They are working their butts off and singing with this level of passion.” For the Guild production, the role of Man in Chair has been translated to Woman in Chair, featuring Sophia Marnik. Telek Rogan will handle the Drowsy Chaperone role. Others in the cast include James McCullough (Robert), Annie O’Connor (Janet), Dave Paquet (George), Breagha Fraser (Kitty), Stephen Dunbar-Edge (Underling), Brett Chandler (Mr. Feldzieg), Roy Ness (Adolpho), Odile Nelson (Mrs. Tottendale), and Fiona Azizaj (Trix). Brenda Barnes and James Croken will play Gangsters one and two, respectively, while Lindy-Jo Astin will play the Superintendent. The Drowsy Chaperone runs from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 20 at the Guild Hall on 14th Avenue. Curtain time is 8 p.m. More information is available at www.GuildHall.ca

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

Everyone in the large cast gets a chance to shine during the performance

From Wedding Skit to BroadAway Hit

T

he story behind the multiple award-winning “musical within a comedy” known as The Drowsy Chaperone could easily inspire a musical comedy of its own. It began in 1977, when a group of Canadian theatre artists, including Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, cobbled together an evening of party fare before the wedding of their friends, actor-comedians Bob Martin and Janet van der Graaf. As a spoof of stage musicals of the 1920s through the 1940s, with witty banter added, it may have resembled an evening around the piano with the likes of Jerome Kern or Cole Porter. From this modest beginning, it morphed into a popular entry in the Toronto Fringe Festival that happened to catch the eye of impresario David Mirvish, who bankrolled an expanded version that played at Theatre Passe Muraille in 1999. By this time, Martin himself was part of the team, co-writing the book with McKellar, while Lambert and Morrison provided both music and lyrics. It was Martin who introduced the pivotal Man in Chair character whose imagination summons up a full-blown staging of a fictional 1928 Broadway musical, and provides running commentary for the audience, almost like a Greek chorus. Following much revision, expansion and development, as well as an out-of-town run in Los Angeles, The Drowsy Chaperone made its Broadway debut on May 1, 2006. It quickly garnered five Tony Awards and numerous other honours before going on to become one of most successful Canadian entries in the modern musical theatre canon (perhaps second only to Come From Away). Amply loaded with 1920s-era Broadway allusions and inside gags (Robert Martin is an oil tycoon on the brink of marrying Feldzieg Follies star Janet Van De Graaff), it has become a world-wide theatre staple. In brief, a pair of gangsters pressure Feldzieg to prevent Janet’s wedding, to protect their boss’s investment in the Follies. Feldzieg engages an incompetent lothario, Alphonso, to seduce Janet so that Robert will cancel the wedding. Meanwhile, Janet’s alcoholic chaperone, fails in her assignment to keep the happy couple separated before the nuptials take place, and falls under the spell of Alphonso, who mistakes her for Janet. Victoria-based Brooke Maxwell, musical director of the Guild Theatre’s production that open April 4, said the show “blew [his] mind, both in the sculpting craftsmanship of the comedy, as well as the musical integration and the sort of tribute to the era.” It’s Maxwell’s second outing as musical director of the show. He said he laments the fact that many current musicals don’t provide “improvisational vehicles” for jazz musicians, as earlier musicals do. “You don’t hear the jazz guys jamming on songs from The Lion King. They just don’t have the same song structure, the same sort of wit and relation to melody and harmony,” he said. “What I really appreciated with these songs is that they did. These are great old songs. I think they would have been hits in the ’20s. They’re funny, they’re smart, they’re singable. I really enjoy them.”

We want to hear your

Pawsitive Tail

Win an original Pet Portrait!

Share your ‘Pawsitive Tail’ on the What’s Up Yukon Pet Page and enter to win a pet portrait by local artist Chris Caldwell. Contact Monica: monica@whatsupyukon.com, 667-2910 ext. 2

Submit your own story, 750-950 words, OR Pitch your story idea and be interviewed by What’s Up Yukon. Draw will take place in January 2020, with the winner announced in our Jan 29 issue.

Farley


12

whatsupyukon.com

E

In paradisum electronica

The 14th annual Paradise Music Festival is the Yukon church for electronic music fans

Revelers enjoy the festival at Paradise 2018

by Amy Kenny

verybody knows the Yukon has its share of folk music and roots rock, but they don’t often think about electronic music. According to Kevin Jack, they should. Four years ago, when Jack opened to the public what had been an invite-only affair for 10 years, he did it because of the huge amount of electronic talent he saw in the Yukon. “Just looking at the artists who were playing at that time … I was like you know we have a huge network of really cool artists that are really evolving and I’d love to be able to showcase this and to bring this to the public and to show that there’s every spectrum of music out there.” “A big push was giving exposure and helping other artists excel and providing a unique setting in Kettley’s Canyon,” he said of the venue, tucked between Marsh Lake and the Yukon River. That’s what Paradise has done every year since, he said. From local artists, including DJ Dash and Jeremy Parkin (both will appear this year) to international acts such as DJ Krafty Kuts, Jack said the event has proven to be one that engages a broad cross-section of Yukoners every year. This year is no different, with a line-up featuring the Fort Knox Five from Washington, D.C., SkiiTour from Whistler, and DJ Smoothie and Breo from Vancouver. Local artists include Dustin Miles and Stosh from Mayo, Benny Lahobbit from Dawson City, and DJ Dash and Usagi Forest from Whitehorse. Jack said it’s more than just “a rave in the woods” – it’s something

Jason McCoy has 3 reasons to

Get Checked

April 3, 2019 that brings out merch and food vendors, families, music-lovers and more. In fact, breaking down the barriers and stigma around rave culture is part of the point of the festival as well, Jack said. Paradise has a harm reduction team, security guards and a great first aid team. “Last year temperatures were above the 30s and it was another year with zero first aid requirements. That’s a huge wonderful thing.” Jack credits volunteers with a lot of the festival’s success. That includes everyone from the board members of the Paradise Music Festival Society, who put the weekend together each year, to the people who are out and about during the event, taking responsibility for everything from garbage clean-up and vendor assistance, to looking out for attendees. “Now we see the potential and the feedback and support has been unreal. It’s nice to be able to bring something totally different this far north.” And it’s not only nice for the residents, but for the performers who come from across Canada and beyond. (Krafty Kuts is from the UK.) Jack said they’re always amazed by the experience. It’s the combination of the vast landscapes, pristine air, complete lack of skyscrapers and the intimacy of the crowd that comes out. “They’re really engaged in the music,” said Jack.

“They come together in this little community that’s growing every year and everybody contributes their part to it, which is important for it.” This year, he said audiences can expect everything from funk to reggae beats on Saturday afternoon to house, breakbeats, drum, bass and dubstep. “It’s a great opportunity for people to see the dynamic nature of electronic music.” Paradise takes place from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28. Tickets are available as a day pass or a weekend pass. They can be purchased at Triple Js, Whiskey Jacks, the North of Ordinary Experience Centre and online at TicketSpice.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.

PHOTOS: Alex Jager

We’re with you every step of the way

How many reasons do you have?

Jason McCoy of the Road Hammers treasures his beautiful family of 3!

JASON MCCOY, NATIONAL AMBASSADOR TELUS RIDE FOR DAD Photo: Mike Guilbault

Get the support of advertising with

Fight prostate cancer. Find it early. Treat it early. Live. Join the 2019 Yukon TELUS Ride For Dad from Whitehorse to Carmacks, with an option to go all the way to Dawson City on the weekend of June 8th. For details, or to donate, go to RideForDad.ca/Yukon.

Call our sales team at 867 667 2910 ext 2 or email sales@whatsupyukon.com


April 3, 2019

13

whatsupyukon.com

2019 Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction

FOR THE BENEFIT OF

PRESENTED BY

April 13, 2019

Yukon Convention Centre Doors Open at 5:00 pm and Dinner Starts at 6:30 pm

Yukon Special Guests include:

Over 100 Live and Silent auction items including:

• 2 Time Olympic Swimming Medalist Ryan Cochrane • Special Olympics Yukon Athlete Ambassador Jessica Pruden

• Autographed sports memorabilia • Quilts and Artwork • Lovely Jewelry made locally and beyond

• Special Olympics Yukon Champions Network

• Terrific Housewares

• Master of Ceremonies – Bobby Ferris and Special Olympics

• Trips for 2 to Los Angeles, Banff, Las Vegas and the Grey Cup

Yukon Athlete Ambassador Gaetan Michaud

All guests have a chance to win 2 return flights to BC or Alberta with Air North.

• Parker Thomas Jazz • Peggy Hanifan

Ticket Prices:

• Jerry Woolridge and Gord Miller

$760 Table for 8 $125 Single

PURCHASE YOURS TODAY

• House DJ – Dancesonic

Email: events@specialolympicsyukon.ca phone: 668-6511

OUR WONDERFUL EVENT SPONSORS DIAMOND SPONSORS

ADAMS RETAIL GROUP

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

NATIONAL/SILVER SPONSORS

Dave’s Trophy Express High Calibre Contracting The Hougen Group of Companies Boreal Engineering

Tetra Tech EBA Locksmith Services Home Hardware Marsh Lake Tents and Events Dana Klock @ Urban Realty Group

Specialolympicsyukon.ca


14

whatsupyukon.com

Highlights

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT

March 7th – April 17th Gabriela Jolowicz (Berlin) In the Odd Gallery

Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm Pottery Drop-In n the KIAC Classroom

Bi-weekly on Sundays, 5pm-8pm Screen Printing Drop-In n the KIAC Classroom

Bi-weekly on Sundays, 7pm-9pm Life Drawing Drop-In n the KIAC Ballroom

April 3rd, 5:30pm KIAC AGM 2019 n the KIAC Ballroom

April 7th, 7pm C.J. Boyd In the ODD Gallery

April 18th-21st Dawson City International Short Film Festival KIAC

April 27th, 7:30pm Ryan McNally In the KIAC Ballroom

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

Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

Love active dogs? Need some exercise?

305 Main Street, Whitehorse

What:

: In FreeWhat Teen Drop

Ages 11 to 18 FreeFreeTeen Drop In snack and meal

Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal When: Tuesdays to Saturdays 3When: PM to 9 PM

Wednesdays to Saturdays Where: 3 PM to 9 PM 306A Alexander Street Look for the big green door!

Where: 306A Registration: Alexander Street Contact KhoiLook Truong,for ad@bgcyukon.com the orbig 867-393-2824 ext. 202 green door! Contact: Web: bgcyukon.com Facebook: bgcyukon Twitter: @bgcyukon

Ph. (867) 393-2824

the CENTRE The FAMILYVisit LITERACY FAMILYwill LITERACY CENTRE return to the Upstairs in the CANADA GAMES GAMES CENTRE CANADA CENTRE September 4, OPEN WEEKDAYS 10am-3pm

Digby is eager to get moving with you!

Tuesdays - Fridays 12pm-6pm Saturdays - 10am-6pm 126 Tlingit St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6J2 | Tel: 867 633 6019

Send your Events to

CLOSED for lunch10am-3pm, 12-12:30pm OPEN WEEKDAYS OPEN SATURDAYS 10am-2pm for CLOSED for lunch 12-12:30pm Family Drop-In OPEN SATURDAY’s 10am-2pm Programs are are FREE FREE Programs

Vendredi 5 avril g with youn Reading n e ft o is children e g a positiv in d il u b t , s k abou o o ce with b ok experien o b ry ing eve not finish tart. you s

April 3, 2019

19 h

Penny

Our Yukon Events GURU

Gratuit

En français sans sous-titres

It’s Easy. It’s Fast. It’s Free! events@whatsupyukon.com

Members receive a 10% 305 Main discount Street, Whitehorse To register for any of the following workshops, WORKSHOPS visit Arts Underground or call 867-667-4080. Members receive a 10% Screen Printing 101 discount

Rebekah Senko April 26 & 27 WORKSHOPS Summer Skirt Workshop Audrey Sawyer Creative Screen Printing Saturday May 3 Rebekah Senko Feb. 23

Mother’s Day Painting in Pairs Intro to Pottery

Maya Rosenberg Larry DuGuay May 12 April. 3 - May. 15 Printmaking

Pysanky Easter Eggs Martha Ritchie Sheelah June 8Tolton &9 April. 13

Art & Nature Summer Camp for kids Screen Printing 101 Maya Rosenberg Rebekah Senko April. 26 June 24&- 27 28

April 2 LUNCH & LEARN: Overview of City services for businesses by City of Whitehorse 12 - 1pm

Open Hours Mon- Fri 9am-5pm

Baked Café

cine.afy.yk.ca

April 2 New Member Orientation 5 - 6pm ……………………….. Beginner’s Sewing: Totes! 6 - 9pm ……………………….. Woodshop Orientation sponsored by Home Hardware 7 - 9pm ……………………….. April 3 Mentor Night: Sewing, Woodworking, Painting and Illustration, Wood Lathe ……………………….. April 7 Mentor Day: Woodworking, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing 2 - 5pm ……………………….. April 9 Wood Joinery Workshop: biscuit and dowel joints 6 - 9pm ……………………….. April 11 Mentor Night: Metalwork, Laser and Vinyl Cutting, Sewing ……………………….. April 12 Plasma Table Workshop/Orientation 6 - 8pm ……………………….. ALL MENTOR NIGHTS: 6-9PM OPEN HOURS: WED-SUN 1PM-9PM

To register for any of the following workshops, visit Arts Underground or call 867-667-4080.

NorthLight Innovation Building 2180 2nd Ave

Natural Dyeing Kids Summer Camps Caroline Forde July TBD

details coming soon

Teen Textile Camp Caroline Forde July TBD

For a complete list of our winter workshops visit, Forartsunderground.ca a complete list of our

winter workshops visit, artsunderground.ca


April 3, 2019

ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy.

Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed. Apr. 3 Home Routes - Daniel Gervais with Graeme Poile Atlin Fiddle, songs, old time to jazz, Celtic and classical a high energy and fun for all ages! Email attend@homeroutes.ca or info@ homeroutes.ca or call (204) 480-3380 for tickets and more info. Wed. Apr. 3 Drop In Counselling 4:00 PM Atlin For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Wed. Apr. 3 Weekly Parenting Group 5:30 PM Atlin Focus on parenting for parents or caregivers of ages 12+ For more information call 651-7965 ext 4 Wed. Apr. 3 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sat. Apr. 6 Gordie Tentrees & Roland Roberts 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre Tickets online or at the door. Email exploreatlin@gmail.com or call 250-651-2297 for more info. Sun. Apr. 7 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Apr. 7 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Apr. 7 Ghost 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre Ghost Sam, teams with psychic Oda May Brown to uncover the truth behind hismurder – and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate

BEAVER CREEK

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

CARCROSS

Fri. Nov. 16 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. Apr. 3 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 3 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Apr. 3 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 3 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Apr. 3 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 3 School Council 7:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 4 Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 4 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 4 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. Apr. 4 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 4 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri. Apr. 5 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Apr. 6 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Apr. 7 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Sun. Apr. 7 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 8 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 8 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 9 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 9 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. Apr. 9 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Apr. 9 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 9 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Apr. 9 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

DAWSON CITY

Thu. Mar. 7 Art Exhibit - Sentimental Value by Gabriela Jolowicz KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Woodblock prints in two parts an earlier series of large-scale prints and new series that revisits a former project. Wed. Apr. 3 KIAC 2019 AGM 5:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Become a member, join a committee or run for Board of Directors. Everyone Welcome. Wed. Apr. 3 YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) monthly meeting 7:00 PM YTG Property management building Fri. Apr. 5 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre

15

whatsupyukon.com

Or email them to: events@whatsupyukon.com

Fri. Apr. 5 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 5 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Apr. 5 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 5 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 5 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Apr. 6 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. Apr. 6 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Apr. 6 Merle Fest 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel A tribute to Merle Haggard featuring Against the Grain and Friends. Sat. Apr. 6 Coffee House & Open Mic Night 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Share your talents or just hang out and enjoy yourself! All funds raised will be donated locally. Everyone Welcome, in KIAC Ballroom Sun. Apr. 7 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun. Apr. 7 Dawson Cult Cinema 7:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sun. Apr. 7 C.J. Boyd 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture All ages / Admission by Donation ODD Gallery Sun. Apr. 7 Life Drawing Drop-in 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Open to all skill levels! Bring your own paper or purchase it there. Drawing tools provided. Mon. Apr. 8 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Apr. 8 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Apr. 9 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Apr. 9 Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 PM Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867993-7400

FARO

Wed. Apr. 3 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu. Apr. 4 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Fri. Apr. 5 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun. Apr. 7 Home Routes - Daniel Gervais with Graeme Poile Faro Fiddle, songs, old time to jazz, Celtic and classical a high energy and fun for all ages! Email attend@homeroutes.ca or info@ homeroutes.ca or call (204) 480-3380 for tickets and more info. Sun. Apr. 7 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun. Apr. 7 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Apr. 9 Home Routes - Daniel Gervais with Graeme Poile Faro Fiddle, songs, old time to jazz, Celtic and classical a high energy and fun for all ages! Email attend@homeroutes.ca or info@ homeroutes.ca or call (204) 480-3380 for tickets and more info. Tue. Apr. 9 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided

HAINES

Fri. Apr. 5 Art Exhibit - Muybridge in Alaska Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre A photography pioneer, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) is best known for his photographic studies of motion and invention of the “zoopraxiscope”, an early motionpicture projector. Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 3 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Apr. 3 Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 3 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 3 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 3 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 3 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 3 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

Thu. Apr. 4 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Apr. 4 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 5 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri. Apr. 5 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Apr. 5 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Apr. 5 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. Apr. 5 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Apr. 5 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 5 Exhibit Opening Reception - Muybridge in Alaska 5:00 PM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre A photography pioneer, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) is best known for his photographic studies of motion and invention of the “zoopraxiscope”, an early motion-picture projector. Fri. Apr. 5 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 5 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat. Apr. 6 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Apr. 7 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Apr. 7 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Apr. 7 Haines Public Library Open 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 8 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon. Apr. 8 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@ gmail.com Mon. Apr. 8 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Apr. 8 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 8 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Apr. 8 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 8 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Apr. 9 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Apr. 9 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue. Apr. 9 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed. Apr. 3 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. Apr. 3 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed. Apr. 3 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Apr. 4 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Apr. 4 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Apr. 4 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 4 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri. Apr. 5 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri. Apr. 5 Gordie Tentrees 5:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Tickets will be available at the door Fri. Apr. 5 Gordie Tentrees & Roland Roberts 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Tickets at the door. Fri. Apr. 5 Gordie Tentrees Concert 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sun. Apr. 7 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943 Tue. Apr. 9 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Apr. 9 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Mon. Apr. 7 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 6677083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net

MARSH LAKE

Wed. Apr. 3 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 3 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 3 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Apr. 4 Home Routes - Daniel Gervais with Graeme Poile Marsh Lake Fiddle, songs, old time to jazz, Celtic and classical a high energy and fun for all ages! Email attend@homeroutes.ca or info@

homeroutes.ca or call (204) 480-3380 for tickets and more info. Thu. Apr. 4 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 6 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 6 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sun. Apr. 7 Gordie Tentrees & Roland Roberts 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Tickets online. Tue. Apr. 9 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 9 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 9 Local Advisory Council 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999 Wed. Apr. 10 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 10 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Fri. Apr. 5 Irene Hutton Memorial Bonspiel Mayo Curling Arena Late draws, banquet & dance Saturday, contact Ian at 996-4302 or by email at vomrec@northwestel.net Fri. Apr. 5 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 7 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Apr. 8 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. Apr. 9 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu. Apr. 4 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Apr. 7 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Apr. 9 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. Wed. Apr. 3 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed. Apr. 3 Aerial Fabric-Beginners 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Must Register Wed. Apr. 3 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 3 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 3 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 3 Belay Instruction & Certification 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Learn the ropes in a fun and friendly environment and get you set up so you can come in and climb whenever you want! Every Wednesday in April. Call for more info. 907-983-2679 reccenter@skagway.org Wed. Apr. 3 Yoga w/Therese 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 3 Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 4 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Apr. 4 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 4 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Apr. 4 Pickleball for Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 4 Restorative Yoga 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 4 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 5 SpinYOGA 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 5 Aerial Fabric-Open Hang 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Sat. Apr. 6 Ballet with Mary Thole - 4-5 yrs old 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must register directly with Mary. Sat. Apr. 6 Ballet with Mary Thole - 3 yrs old 9:45 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Must register directly with Mary. Sat. Apr. 6 Yoga w/Gillian 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Apr. 6 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Apr. 6 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Apr. 6 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

Sun. Apr. 7 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 8 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat . Mon. Apr. 8 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 8 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 8 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 8 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 8 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 Tue. Apr. 9 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Apr. 9 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 9 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Apr. 9 Pickleball for Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 9 Hatha Flow w. Foam Roller & Pinky Balls 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. Apr. 9 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

TAGISH

Wed. Apr. 3 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Apr. 3 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Apr. 3 Catch Kids Club 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Wed. Apr. 3 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Apr. 4 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Sat. Apr. 6 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun. Apr. 7 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Tue. Apr. 9 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

TESLIN

Thu. Apr. 4 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. Apr. 5 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. Apr. 5 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. Apr. 9 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Apr. 9 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue. Apr. 9 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 536-8023 for more info. Thu. Apr. 4 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Apr. 4 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat. Apr. 6 Practice Well Being with Yoga, Qi Gong & Tai Chi 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Free - Donations Welcome, call 250-415-8270 for more information. Sat. Apr. 6 Toddler Dance Classes 2:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sat. Apr. 6 Ballet Dance Classes 3:15 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sat. Apr. 6 Hip Hop Dance Classes 4:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sun. Apr. 7 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Apr. 8 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Apr. 9 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

Are You Looking For A Great Family Dentist? We offer general dentistry, cosmetic services, preventive services, dental implants, children’s services and orthodontics.

Our caring Yukon team will have you and your family on the path to lifelong oral health!

CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY 867-668-3152 3089 3 Ave, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5B3 / Open: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM We offer direct billing to insurance, accept NIHB & payment plans through dentassure.


16

whatsupyukon.com

April 3, 2019

Active Interest LISTINGS WHY CONSIGN YOUR GEAR WITH US?

• Faster, easier, safer than online • Knowledgeable staff to help price gear • Collect cash or store credit! 867.393.4327 • changinggear.ca • info@changinggear.ca

OUR EDITOR

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Fridays, Sundays Insanity®Live Dropin Classes Mon/Fri 12:15 PM, Sun. 10:45 AM Peak Fitness Tailored to ALL fitness levels. No matter what your fitness level is, Coach Brittany will help you challenge yourself so you truly transform your body. Tuesdays & Thursdays Winter Sprint Team Training 4:30 pm Canada Games Centre Call 334-8121 or email info@flatwaternorth.ca for more information. Open to anyone aged 12+

Danny Macdonald

Rhetorical Devises Got A Story Idea? Want To Write?

Danny Macdonald Wants To Hear From You! 667-2910 Ext. #3 Danny@whatsupyukon.com

Help Shape Yukon’s Future

Get on Board! Consider serving on one of the following boards and committees: ■ ■

Yukon Heritage Resources Board Yukon Geographical Place Names Board

Deadline: April 12, 2019 Contact: Brian Groves, 867-667-3660 ■ ■

Carmacks Renewable Resources Council North Yukon Renewable Resources Council

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 workout idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. info@polarettes.org Wednesdays Dancefit 12:00 PM Better Bodies Cross Training 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. Apr. 3 Early Bird Fitness 6:00 AM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 20 mins cardio training followed by 20 mins strength training and finish with 20 mins core/flexibility training-giving you an amazing well rounded workout routine. All levels welcome 334-3479 info@llmf.ca

Wed. Apr. 3 Velocity & Pursuit 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed. Apr. 3 Core De Force 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Punch, kick, and HIIT your way to a killer bod. Regiser online. 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Wed. Apr. 3 Indoor Cycling 5:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome! Email for more info. habitcommunity@gmail.com Wed. Apr. 3 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. Thu. Apr. 4 Barre 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness A workout that combines the best elements of ballet barre, pilates, functional training and stretching. Register online. 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Thu. Apr. 4 Pilates for Men 6:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Emphasizes moving from the center of the body, the powerhouse, and developing core strength in the deep muscles of the center to stabilize the trunk and protect the back. Register online. 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Fri. Apr. 5 Simapalooza 2019 Mount Sima Dummy Downhill, Slush Cup, Ski/board competitions, Slopestyle, Big Air, Ski/boarder X, and more! Great Food and Beverage. Awesome food specials and Outdoor Lounge.

Wellness LISTINGS Wed. Apr. 3 SomaYoga 4 Week Series 9:00 AM Breath of Life Collective Learn the skill of pandiculation, and how to unravel tension in your muscles, breath and movement to support your yoga practice, favourite sports or daily activities. Call or email for more info. 668-3569 breathoflifeyukon@gmail.com Wed. Apr. 3 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. Apr. 3 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Apr. 3 Spring Lunchtime Meditation Group 12:00 PM Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 6686429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Wed. Apr. 3 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. Apr. 3 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. Apr. 3 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. Apr. 3 Managing My Emotional Eating 6:00 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Find out more about what influences our eating behaviours and learn tools to help manage emotional eating. Email CCSP@gov.yk.ca or call 667-8733 to register. Wed. Apr. 3 Synchronize - Yoga with Rebekah 6:30 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Great for beginners and experienced students.- Call or email to register. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@ gmail.com Wed. Apr. 3 Better Backs Hips & Hams 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 Thu. Apr. 4 Mental Wellness Conversation Cafes 1:30 PM Whitehorse United Church A series

ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy.

of free Mental Wellness Conversation Cafés, for presentations, discussion, information and conversation. Call 668-6429 or email sractionyk@ gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 4 Tai Chi at WGH 4:15 PM Hidden Valley School Thu. Apr. 4 Ladies Night at Fassy 7:00 PM FASSY an evening of fun activities and socializing for women of all ages. 393-4948 girls@ ycommunityliving.com Thu. Apr. 4 Heated Yoga 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective 75 minute hatha yoga series creates a healthy foundation in yoga to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Open to all levels, email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 332-3569 Fri. Apr. 5 Hakomi/Body-Centred Psychotherapy Grace Space 3 days of learning skills and 1 day of a Hakomi Circle. Call 335-6216 or email info@ gracespaceyukon.com Fri. Apr. 5 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Apr. 5 Slow, Flow + Resto 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 flow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative. To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Fri. Apr. 5 Moving Into Spring: 5Rhythms® Workshop 7:00 PM Breath of Life Collective Dance, your own movements, the group energy and awesome music we will navigate moving into Spring together. No experience is necessary. Self paced and gently facilitated. Register online. Fri. Apr. 5 New Moon Hypnosis 8:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga In this guided hypnotherapy session, you can travel into your deep subconscious to increase confidence, self-heal, and discover your full potential. Register online. Sat. Apr. 6 Energy Study Group 9:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Register by sending an e-transfer to ruth@ruthlera.com Sat. Apr. 6 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun. Apr. 7 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Apr. 7 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Location may vary please contact oayukon@gmail.com.

Deadline: April 30, 2019 Contact: Alison Eremenko, 867-667-5336 ■

Yukon Liquor Board

Deadline: April 30, 2019 Contact: Jennifer Roach, 867-667-5265 ■

Employment Standards Board

Deadline: May 31, 2019 Contact: Kristen Richmond, 867-667-8028 ■

Yukon Energy Corporation Board of Directors

Deadline: May 3, 2019 Contact: Megan Yakiwchuk, 867-393-5337 ■

Social Assistance Review Committee

Deadline: April 30, 2019 Contact: Conrad Gryba, 867-667-8541 ■

Apprenticeship Advisory Board

Deadline: April 30, 2019 Contact: Sheila Tarr, 867-667-5129 ■ ■

Yukon Legal Services Society Law Society Yukon Executive

Deadline: April 18, 2019 Contact: Michele Campbell, 867-667-3206 ■

Commissioner’s Awards Call for spring 2019 nominations for: •

Public Volunteer Service

Bravery

Nomination forms are available from the Commissioner’s Office or www.commissioner.gov.yk.ca Nominations are due in the Commissioner’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2019

Yukon Arts Advisory Council

Deadline: April 29, 2019 Contact: Sophie Tremblay Morissette, 867-667-5264

Mail, email or fax nominations to: Commissioner’s Advisory Committee

For application forms and more information visit www.eco.gov.yk.ca or call toll-free 1-800-661-0408 Application packages can be emailed to boards.committees@gov.yk.ca

412 Main Street, Whitehorse, Y1A 2B7 Tel.: 867-667-5121 Fax: 867-393-6201 Communities: 1-800-661-0404 ext. 5121 Email: commissioner@gov.yk.ca

Fri. Apr. 5 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 6335245 for more info. Fri. Apr. 5 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat. Apr. 6 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sun. Apr. 7 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM Peak Fitness Sun. Apr. 7 Slush Cup 12:00 PM Biathlon Range Sun. Apr. 7 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM Peak Fitness Sun. Apr. 7 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM Peak Fitness Mon. Apr. 8 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 PM Peak Fitness Tue. Apr. 9 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM Peak Fitness Tue. Apr. 9 Indoor Cycling 5:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome! Email for more info. habitcommunity@gmail.com Tue. Apr. 9 Adult Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range

Mon. Apr. 8 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Apr. 8 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Apr. 8 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Apr. 8 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 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon. Apr. 8 SomaYoga Nidra 5:30 PM Breath of Life Collective Great for those with chronic pain, stress, muscle soreness, busy mind or difficulty sleeping. This is an all levels class. Call or email for more information. 332-3569 breathoflifeyukon@gmail.com Mon. Apr. 8 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. Apr. 8 Hips Ham Core 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Apr. 9 Rise + Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Tue. Apr. 9 Tai Chi at WGH 4:15 PM Hidden Valley School Tue. Apr. 9 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. Apr. 9 Intermediate Yoga - Level 2 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Apr. 9 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Apr. 9 Heated Yoga 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective 75 minute hatha yoga series creates a healthy foundation in yoga to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Open to all levels, email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 332-3569


April 3, 2019

17

whatsupyukon.com

Ditch your fear of public speaking

Tips for showcasing your expertise and building your confidence and skills By Selene Vakharia

W

hether you’re interested in being a leader or looking to grow your business, speaking in public is a surefire way to establish expertise and credibility in your field. Unfortunately for many, the thought of public speaking is enough to cause them to shrink back and turn down opportunities that come their way. Public speaking seems to be one of the fears that most of us share. The fear is so common that it even has a name—Glossophobia. For some, the anxiety can be more mild; for others, it can be debilitating. However it shows up, it can make the whole experience unpleasant and can cause you to shy away from sharing your ideas, stepping up as a leader and even featuring your work. It can keep you from being on that panel at a conference, making valuable connections at a networking event or doing a Facebook Live. Luckily, public speaking is like

any other skill in that it can be learned. And the best part is it can be learned through fun exercises that are far less intimidating than speaking in front of a crowd. SMRT WOMEN and Toastmasters are partnering to offer a workshop on April 10 to help women and non-binary folks build their skills and confidence in public speaking. The workshop will feature small group settings, facilitators and fun games. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite tips to help you get more comfortable with public speaking: 1. Know your audience: Knowing WHO you are talking to is the best way to say something that is memorable and meaningful. When you are struck with blank page syndrome and find yourself unable to plan what you are going to say, knowing your audience is a great way to help focus your thoughts and ideas. Ask yourself

who your audience is, what it is that they want or are looking for, and what problem you can help them solve. 2. Focus on just a couple of key messages: There is a tendency to ramble when we get nervous in front of a crowd. This can happen when in front of a room delivering a workshop, it can happen in a meeting room when speaking to a project, or it can happen one-onone at a networking event when talking about your business. Focusing on one to three key points or messages that you want to get across can help you stay on track. It can help ensure that whatever you are saying is clear and easy for your audience to follow. 3. Prepare with bullet points: Following from the above tip, stay far away from writing a full script. Nothing is more painful than watching someone stumble through a pre-written talk, read-

Strong public speaking skills help you take charge in meetings

PHOTO: PEXEL

CALL FOR

PHOTO: courtesy of SMRT WOMEN

Selene Vakharia (left) and Sofia Fortin are co-founders of SMRT Women offering speaking seminars on leadership topics for women entrepreneurs ing directly off the page and frequently pausing to find their spot. Instead, write key points that you want to say and make bullet notes around these points. As soon as you feel you are writing longform sentences and paragraphs, step back and go back to notes. Embrace that your talk or your elevator pitch is not going to sound the same every time. That’s ok! In fact, that is where the magic of flow happens. When you prepare around points and key messages, you can find confidence and flexibility in what you’re saying across settings and audiences. Plus, you come off as far more of an expert who really knows your stuff, which is much harder to convey when reading right off a piece of paper. 4. Join your local Toastmasters group: Joining Toastmasters can

help you develop public speaking skills and build your confidence. Whitehorse has three Toastmaster groups, and guests are always welcome! Rock Your Talk: Speak in Public Like a Pro is a fun workshop for women and non-binary folks hosted by SMRT POP UPS and Toastmasters. It takes place Wednesday, Apr. 10 at Baked Café from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Event details and tickets are available on Facebook and Eventbrite.

Selene Vakharia is a freelance writer and the co-founder of SMRT WOMEN, a community for aspiring and working female entrepreneurs in the Yukon.

Myths, Legends and Storytelling

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND KNOWLEDGE KEEPERS FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY JUNE 21, 2019 KWANLIN DÜN CULTURAL CENTRE WHITEHORSE, YUKON

Join us as we celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Indigenous people in Canada!

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY:

Apply online: kdcc.ca • Deadline: April 12, 2019 Information: info@kdcc.ca or (867) 456-5322

Seeking tellers to come and share their stories Monthly evening gathering at WELL READ BOOKS 4137 4th Ave, Whitehorse. Dates to be confirmed. If interested, please email: walkBworlds@gmail.com


18

whatsupyukon.com

April 3, 2019

Yukonʻs Best Friend: DOG CULTURE Submitted by Kerri Scholz

(dog) and Hugs- Rose ing a hug av Andi (cat) h

Rose and Elli get into all kinds of fun with Kerri and Paul Scholz.

me Elli enjoys so k ec d e th

sun on

ky with her Rose is chee toy bunny

the snow Elli plays in

Rose helps e Kerri becom k r a a cardsh

Rose takes a break from l helping Pau e m cut so wood Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Email your Yukon dogs to our editor at What’s Up Yukon, danny@whatsupyukon.com. What’s Up Yukon proudly partnered with the Yukon Transportation Museum’s Dog Culture Display, “Yukon’s Best Friend: Doggedness in Love and Labour”. New submissions may appear inside What’s Up Yukon’s printed issue and website! That’s right your pooch could be appreciated by all! Photos should be a minimum of 6” wide at 220 dpi.

Are you supportive of red-light cameras? Yes

We’re bringing you tomorrow’s technology — and today’s savings.

2019 Hankook Tire

No

Spring Rebate

80

$

Get up to $80 back on a set of 4 all-season tires.

Redeem for $80 back via a mail-in or online rebate* when you buy select all-season tires between March 15 and May 31, 2019 from participating retailers.

For details, go to hankooktire.com

Your answer will help shape the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA).

Take the MVA survey 107 Industrial Road • 867-667-6102 Tire Shop Open Monday - Saturday

*The 2019 Hankook Tire Spring Rebate is a limited time manufacturer’s mail-in rebate and online rebate program offered to Canadian residents for eligible purchases only. Eligible products are: Ventus V12 evo2 (K120), Ventus S1 noble2 (H452), Ventus V2 Concept2 (H457), Kinergy GT (H436), Kinergy PT (H737), Kinergy ST (H735), Kinergy 4S (H740), Ventus S1 evo2 (K117A), Dynapro HP2 (RA33), Dynapro HT (RH12), Dynapro AT2 (RF11), Dynapro AT-m (RF10), and Dynapro MT (RT03). No other product is eligible. Purchases must be made from a participating Hankook Tire retailer located in Canada. Online purchases and purchases outside of Canada are not eligible for the rebate. The rebate amount varies based on tire models. All conditions must be satisfied. All rebate claims must be received or must carry a postmark or equivalent no later than 11:59:59 PM, June 30th, 2019. Limit one (1) claim per purchase of four (4) selected Hankook tires. Limit of one (1) claim per person and (2) per household. Visit www.hankooktire.com for rebate claim form and complete rule and regulations of the rebate program.

engageyukon.ca


April 3, 2019

19

whatsupyukon.com

Free wildlife viewing events A Celebration of Swans 2019 Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Open April 1 to May 5 Monday to Friday: 5 to 9 p.m. Weekends and holidays: noon to 7 p.m. Cass Collins

Saturday, April 6 Yukon.ca/swans Bird identification workshop

Saturday, April 20

Wednesday, May 1

Bird banding 101 Swan Haven, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Swan Haven, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Join interpreter Jukka Jantunen as he helps identify our feathered friends that make their home in Yukon. Jukka will share his photographs and identification tips inside the interpretive centre. Yukon Energy swan bus Whitehorse, 1 to 4 p.m.

Come learn all about Yukon’s three bird banding stations from the experts themselves. Weather-permitting, members of the Society of Yukon Bird Observatories will demonstrate banding techniques. After the demonstration enjoy a slide show presentation about migration monitoring and bird banding in Yukon. Ride the free Yukon Energy swan bus to and from Swan Haven. It will leave Whitehorse at 1 p.m., and depart Swan Haven at 4 p.m. Call us for details and to reserve a seat (867-667-8291).

A free shuttle to Swan Haven will leave Whitehorse at 1 p.m., and depart from Swan Haven at 4 pm. Call us for details and to reserve a seat on the Yukon Energy swan bus! (867-667-8291)

Brownie Mountain hike Whitehorse, meet at 10 Burns Road to carpool, 6:30 to 9 p.m. This short but steep hike is also known as M’Clintock West Ridge. We’ll get an elevated view on Swan Haven and M’Clintock Bay in the lovely, evening light. Requires walking 2 km over very steep, uneven terrain. Review the trail description at yukonhiking.ca.

Saturday, May 4 Shorebirds of Swan Haven Swan Haven, 10 to 11 a.m. Move over swans, it’s shorebird time! The shores of Swan Haven boast much more than swans and ducks. Sandpipers and snipes, yellowlegs and godwits, interpreter Jukka Jantunen will sort it all out during a short walk and talk. Rubber boots are recommended.

Monday, April 22

Sunday, April 7

Spiritual celebration of swans Swan Haven, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Bannock and stories around the campfire Tagish River Bridge, day use area, noon to 1 p.m. Come to this great swan viewing area and sit around the campfire enjoying a cup of tea and homemade bannock. Carcross/Tagish First Nation Elder Ida Calmegane will share some traditional stories of spring in Yukon. Be sure to bring a mug for tea, a lawn chair, and a blanket so you can sit back and relax!

Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14

All are welcome at this special time to give thanks for the return of spring. Join in song and prayer during this multi‐ faith service while enjoying time for quiet reflection with the swans.

The whole family is welcome to attend an afternoon of swan watching and fun activities. Get your face painted, vote for your favourite artwork, play games, read a book, and immerse yourself in the cacophony of swan sounds.

Dagay (swan) walk Burwash Landing, noon to 4 p.m.

Vendredi 26 avril

Bring your lunch to Kluane and enjoy a guided walk with Mary Jane Johnson and an Elder from Kluane First Nation. Learn about the dagay (swans) of Jedali and enjoy a cup of hot tea and bannock at the end of the day. Warm layers and rubber boots are a must! Meet at the Kluane Museum of History.

Soirée questions-réponses sur la faune Centre de la francophonie, de 17 h à 20 h Joignez-vous à nous au Café Rencontre pour une soirée questions-réponses! Venez en équipe ou composez-en une sur place, et testez vos connaissances sur la faune du Yukon. Le repas commence à 17 h et le jeu suivra de 18 h à 20 h. Prix du repas : 11 $ pour les membres de l’AFY, 12 $ pour les non-membres.

Family weekend Swan Haven, noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

Wednesday, May 15 Frog walk Whitehorse, meet at Grey Mountain Primary School, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 27

Tuesday, April 16

The Wood Frogs will be calling happily as this is their breeding season. We’ll hike to some ponds and learn about their behaviour and biology. Requires walking 3 km (return) over uneven terrain and several moderate hills.

Bird origami workshop Whitehorse, 1 Sumanik Drive (curling lounge), 10 to 11 a.m.

Bird box building workshop Whitehorse, 2180 2nd Avenue (YuKonstruct), 6 to 9 p.m. (three sessions, 1-hour each), pre-registration required at eventbrite.ca. Help our feathered friends by building them a home. The skilled folks at YuKonstruct will guide you through the assembly of your very own nesting box for small birds such as chickadees and nuthatches. Little builders are most welcome, but each child or youth must have an adult helper.

Wednesday, April 17 Swan Haven seniors tea Swan Haven, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (drop in) The Marsh Lake Community Society invites you to enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches, homemade goodies and peaceful swan viewing. For more information call 867-660‐4999 or email marshlake@gmail.com.

Make your own origami swan, duck, or crane. The Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon will introduce you to the art of origami and then guide you through your own creation. Wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, May 23

Sunday, April 28 Watercolour landscape workshop Swan Haven, 1 to 3 p.m. Would you like to try painting landscapes? Local artist Daphne Mennell will be on hand to share techniques with aspiring artists. Materials will be provided. No experience is required. Please arrive at the start time to receive necessary instructions.

For more information:

Schwatka Lake bike ‘n’ bird Whitehorse, meet at the S.S. Klondike, 7 to 9 p.m. Ducks, grebes, and gulls cover Schwatka Lake in May. We’ll cruise the shoreline, stopping to check out the birds we see. Bring your own bike for this 10 km (return) ride along the west side of the river and lake. The terrain is flat and the surface is paved with some gravel sections.

Call the Wildlife Viewing Program at 867-667-8291 or toll free 1-800-661-0408, ext. 8291

yukon.ca/swans

La liste des activités est également publiée en français sur le site yukon.ca/fr/cygnes


20

whatsupyukon.com

building centre

April 3, 2019

READY? SET? GROW! Everything you need to start your garden off right

OSC Seeds is the largest wholly Canadianowned and operated packet seed company, offering a full line of products including over 30 herbs, 250 vegetables, 240 annuals, and 100 perennials and biennials suitable for Canada’s various climates. Quality Standards & Organic Certification 50 Pack 1.75” Fiber Grow Strip Refills

Hydroponic Seed Starter

Seed Tray Starter Kit with 36 Peat Pellets

36 Pack Peat Pellet Refills

Seed Tray Starter Kit with 72 Peat Pellets

12 Pack 2.25” Fiber Grow Pots

Vegetable Grow Kit, Assorted Vegetables

High Clear Vented Humidity Dome

$629/pk

$1999

$1349

Available in a variety of sizes

$2

19 /pk

$699

$399/kit

$599/pk

$849/ea

Grey Wash 4-Tier Wooden Greenhouse, with PE Cover

Mini Greenhouse Kit, with Universal T5 Stand

$10999

27” x 60” 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

$14999

$5699

The weather is beautiful and patio furniture is now in stock! LARGEST

COVERED

LUMBER STORAGE IN YUKON

2281 SECOND AVE. WHITEHORSE 667-4478 or 1-800-661-0402 Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday/ Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Profile for What's Up Yukon

What's Up Yukon, April 3, 2019  

"UNSUPERVISED FUN"

What's Up Yukon, April 3, 2019  

"UNSUPERVISED FUN"