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several bird-related conservation initiatives and has significantly enhanced knowledge of the territory‘s birds. But its greatest success has been helping residents and visitors get out to see and enjoy birds through free public field trips and events. Hosted by volunteers in Whitehorse and the communities, one of the most popular YBC events has been the annual Yukon Birdathon, a fundraiser held each May. The event, recently renamed the Helmut Grünberg Birdathon (in honour

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The Yukon Bird Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Members gather for field trips, bird counts and birding events throughout the year of Helmut‘s passion for birds and long-time dedication to birding), was started by the Yukon Conservation Society in the early ‚80s. For the last 40 years, it has been run mainly by Jim Hawkings. Another YBC initiative that stands out is one that aimed to protect McIntyre Creek. Before Friends of McIntyre Creek was established, YBC members were the lone voices advocating to city council on behalf of the creek as an important wilderness wetland, watershed and movement corridor for wildlife. Other YBC conservation advocacy has involved Shallow Bay, Swan Lake, the Beaver and LaBiche Rivers, the Mayo area, Ear Lake and more. “And it’s not always opposing some sort of development plan, it’s also trying to work with people to make sure bird habitat concerns are taken into consideration,” Eckert said. cont’d on page 3 ...

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Celebrating 25 years of the Yukon Bird Club... cont’d

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Every year brings something new, and the YBC has seen a lot of change since 1993. “To me, the greatest changes have come recently with the emergence of eBird as a wonderful means for all birdwatchers to contribute to knowledge on Yukon birds. This has been helped by the advent of the internet, digital photography, GPS, smartphones and social media, especially the Yukon Birds Facebook Group, which has offered an entire new forum for the exchange of bird information among enthusiasts and citizen scientists,” said Hawkings. Attracting the attention of young people is a challenge faced by many societies, but it is integral to the long-term resilience of the YBC. “I‘m really hopeful and encouraged by the new generati-

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on of people getting involved in the club and I hope this trend continues,” said Hawkings. Over the last 25 years, the YBC has been a strong promoter of bird conservation, awareness and appreciation. The YBC will be celebrating its 25th birthday at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be guest presentations by Katie Aitken, Shyloh van Delft, Cameron Eckert, Dave Mossop and Ted Murphy-Kelly. There will also be door prizes and, of course, birthday cake. This is a free public event, open to all ages, so come celebrate with your friends and family.

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He said he didn’t notice people being particularly cagey about the issue before legalization and would urge people not to feel embarrassed or selfconscious about it now. There’s patient-client confidentiality, he said, so it’s not like your vet is going to run off and narc on you for being a bad dog-owner. As well, he said, the test for determining weed intoxication is pricey and not incredibly reliable. If you suspect they ate weed, telling your vet can save time and expense, so you can get down to the business of treating your pet. Often, this includes simply supporting the symptoms, said Friedenberg. Often that’s a case of rehydrating them, which could include being on an IV if the dog is extremely dehydrated. “It’s always a good idea to bring them in and get checked out,” Friedenberg said. “Or just call us and we can decide from there.”

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Wed. Apr. 10 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 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 Legion Texas Hold’Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 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. Thu. Apr. 11 Preparing To Launch - Roast Chicken Dinner 3:45 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Preparing your teen to launch (leave home) includes teaching them how to cook for themselves; a skill they will use for their entire life. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133

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Thu. Apr. 11 Let’s Keep Talking - CFS Act Review 5:00 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ For more info, contact KDFN Justice at 633-7850 Dinner will be provided. Thu. Apr. 11 Fabric Gravel Magnet 5:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum The opening of the Kluane Quilters Guild’s Alaska Highway exhibit! Thu. Apr. 11 An Evening of Bird Inspiration and Information -Celebrating 25 Years of the Yukon Bird Club! 6:30 PM Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre A FREE public event, all ages welcome. Eclectic series of speakers presenting their perspectives on birds, Door prizes, a used bird book sale, light refreshments Thu. Apr. 11 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. 11 Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance 6:30 PM Icycle Sports No previous experience needed, bring your own bike, work space and tools provided. Register online. Thu. Apr. 11 Legion Music Trivia Night 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Thu. Apr. 11 Uke On Ukulele Club! 7:00 PM Music Yukon Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 11 Be You Naturally 7:30 PM Baked Cafe Interactive evening of holistic living exploration and discovery. Hear the stories of women who are on their own holistic living journeys. Register online Thu. Apr. 11 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Apr. 11 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. 12 Hand Games Tournament Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) For more info contact Wynette Elliot at 689-5603 or Jackie Callahan 3324618, Registration closes at 6 pm on Friday. Fri. Apr. 12 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. 12 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. Fri. Apr. 12 Legion TGIF Dinner 6:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Open to Members and signed in guests Meals are $12 unless a steak dinner which is more. Fri. Apr. 12 Sauce Fundamentals 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn to make a classic Beurre Blanc and Mayonnaise; two additional sauces that Chef Chris believes are a must in every kitchen. Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Fri. Apr. 12 Prince. Sign of the Times Concert Video 7:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Tickets at the door. Fri. Apr. 12 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. 13 Northern Soil Science Workshop 8:30 AM Northlight Innovation Call 668-6864 to register. Sat. Apr. 13 Northern Gardening - Gardening for Beginners 9:00 AM Yukon College Call 668-5200 for more information. Sat. Apr. 13 2019 Community Garden Sign-up 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library 2019 planting season Whitehorse Library meeting room. New and returning gardeners welcome. dugsyukon@ hotmail.com 633-6579 Sat. Apr. 13 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. 13 The Drowsy Chaperone - Matinee 2:00 PM The Guild Hall A Broadway fanatic listens to a recording of the fictional 1928 musical comedy, Tickets online. Sat. Apr. 13 Legion Crib Night 6:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! Register by 6:25 PM, Games Start at 6:30 PM. 667-2802 Sat. Apr. 13 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. 13 4th annual Maternity and Baby Fair Organized by CMAY (Community Midwifery Association of Yukon) at the Westmark Ballroom. 12-4 PM Open at 11 for families with strollers and anyone with mobility issues. Sun. Apr. 14 Northern Gardening - Greenhouse Design for Northern Climates 9:00 AM Yukon College Call 668-5200 for more information.

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Sun. Apr. 14 Adult RPG Drop-in - Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and More 12:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Monthly Role-Playing Game (RPG) Free! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Must be 18 years of age or older. Sun. Apr. 14 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. 14 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. 14 Thai Food Class 3:00 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 Sun. Apr. 14 Queer Bowling Night 7:00 PM Mad Trappers Alley This is a FREE, all ages event. We’ll have pizza, too. Email Stephanie at queeryukon@ yahoo.ca.for more info. Mon. Apr. 15 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon. Apr. 15 Legion Scrabble Meet 1:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Mon. Apr. 15 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. 15 Plating, Garnish & Finishing Class 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn so many “tricks-of-the-trade” at this class and you’ll definitely want to bring your camera! Call or email to register or for more info. 335-4133 Mon. Apr. 15 Available Light Cinema: Modified 6:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A doc-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the US. Mon. Apr. 15 Euchre Night 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! 667-2802 Mon. Apr. 15 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 Mon. Apr. 15 Available Light Cinema: Red Rover 8:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre After feeling he has nothing left to live for on earth, a lonely geologist tries to qualify for a one-way mission to Mars with the help of an offbeat musician who is just as lost as he is. Tickets online or at the door. Tue. Apr. 16 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Tue. Apr. 16 The Underachievers 6:30 PM Arts Underground A club for painters of all skill levels. Bring your own supplies, we have easels and plenty of space. There is no instruction. Cost is free with a membership. Tue. Apr. 16 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. 16 Reel Paddling Film Festival 2019 World Tour 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre The world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year. Tickets online, at the door, or at Up North Adventures

Fri. Apr. 12 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. Fri. Apr. 12 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Fri. Apr. 12 Bridge Building Competition - Setup! 1:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Volunteers are needed to judge the annual bridgebuilding competition! .If you are interested in participating in this event or need info, contact the Engineers Yukon at staff@engineersyukon.ca. Fri. Apr. 12 Standard Format - Magic: The Gathering 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Legal sets = Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, Core Set 2019, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance. Banned Cards = Rampaging Ferocidon Fri. Apr. 12 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Apr. 13 Young Explorers’ Preschool Program 10:30 AM MacBride Museum 667-2709 Designed for parents and children to explore the animal gallery together. Call or email for more information. Sat. Apr. 13 4th Annual Maternity and Baby Fair 11:00 AM Westmark Whitehorse Everything you need for babies or children in Yukon, right here in one place! Admission is by donation. Sat. Apr. 13 fit4two Prenatal Fitness 12:00 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Connect with other moms-to-be in your community while reducing prenatal discomforts like lower back ache, fatigue and swelling. Register online. Sat. Apr. 13 Pysanky; Ukrainian Easter Eggs 1:00 PM Arts Underground Pysanky is the Ukrainian art of egg decorating using wax and dyes. Instructor: Sheelah Tolton To register call reception at 667-4080. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sat. Apr. 13 Bridge Building Competition 1:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Volunteers are needed to judge the annual bridge-building competition! .If you are interested in participating in this event or need info, contact the Engineers Yukon at staff@engineersyukon.ca. Sat. Apr. 13 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Sun. Apr. 14 Kids Kreate! 12:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A free art making class for kids average age 4-11! All kids must be accompanied by an adult, dress for a mess. We will be making wearable sculptures and noise makers with artist Helen O’Connor. Sun. Apr. 14 Easter Joy Catchers - They are a Thing! 13:00PM Yukon Beringia Centre create your very own, bone fide Joy Catcher – just in time for Easter. Sun. Apr. 14 Wee Moves 2:00 PM Yukon Transportation Museum AGES 3-5, learn about transportation through play, craft, and songs!. Save your spot by registering at weemoves@goytm.ca Mon. 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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

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an Sokolowski is about three weeks away from launching the 20th edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) when we sit down in his corner of the building that’s home to the Klondike Institute of Art of Culture. (KIAC.) A lot of work has already gone into this year’s event. The 85 films that will be shown (five more than 2018) were selected over the course of the last five months, during regular screenings attended by roughly 30 people. Sokolowski points to the 10 rows of multi-coloured post-it notes on the cabinet doors behind him. He’s figuring out screening locations. Most films will appear on the big screen in the KIAC Ballroom, with capacity crowds filling the seats from Thursday evening to Sunday evening. One screening of aboriginal themed films will be held at

PHOTO: Dan Davidson the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Before all that can happen though, he has to finish two to three weeks of downloading the digital videos and organizing the playlists. It’s all digital these days. Thirteen years ago, when he took the job, he remembers receiving VHS tapes and DVDs, with perhaps a one gigabyte file arriving by email. This year, he downloaded three films in one 48 gig file, worrying about whether the local bandwidth could handle it. “The cameras keep getting better and the files keep getting bigger,” he said, noting these are well beyond the size of the Blu-ray and HD files people are playing on their home systems. The festival will begin, as has become the custom, with one long film on the Thursday evening. Local filmmaker Chris Healey has produced a 73-minute feature called The Winter Folk. Sokolowski said it should attract quite an audience. “It’s full of lots of Dawsonites

and why they live here.” This is a short film festival, so most of the 85 films will be under 20 minutes in length; indeed some will be much, much shorter. A typical screening will have a mix of animation, documentary, genre fiction and experimental video. Anywhere from eight to 12 pieces will screen in a couple of hours. “There are a lot of documentary items this year. These tend to be popular in Dawson.” There is also an increasing number of Yukon films, with 23 coming “from Old Crow to Whitehorse and all parts in between.” Thirteen years ago there might have been four or five. The number of aboriginal films is also on the rise. “Indigenous directors are telling their own stories,” said Sokolowski. “Getting access, and being able to make them.” In the ODD Gallery, Jillian McDonald, former artist-in-residence, will premiere the piece she made while in residence. The video installation shows various Dawsonites, wrapped in gold, shot against various landscapes. It will open formally on Friday and be available at various times during the weekend. There will also be a special 20th Anniversary event on Sunday night. “For our final screening, each member of our film fest committee has picked one of their favourite films from the last 20 years,” he said. “So it’s going to be a retro screening of what people liked.” Sokolowski will have to digitize some of those old tapes and DVDs (“They’re stored in boxes out back.”) for this to happen. The program for the weekend is not yet set, but there will also be a selection of workshops and panel discussions. The annual Trailer Contest is already underway. “We’re also pleased to be doing

a pre-festival workshop with director Caroline Christie. She’s going to be in town editing Suzanne Crocker’s new film and so she’s going to offer an editing workshop on April 7,” said Sokolowski. SPYA (Screen Production Yukon Association) will be offering a reception for the festival on Saturday. There will also be a youth screening that day. As Easter weekend is later in the season this year, the outdoor pirogue feed and street concert will be able to take place without the members of the band freezing their fingers.

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SPIRIT OF THE TIMES Atomic Vaudeville and Larrikin Entertainment team up to present a North-of-60 cabaret at the Old Fire Hall April 16-27 by Ken Bolton

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he German term zeitgeist is generally rendered in English as the spirit of a given time, as shown in prevailing thought or customs. (Think, perhaps, how Carnaby Street reflected the social values of mid-1960s Britain.) In 2019, are Yukon audiences ready for an evening of music and comedy that offers a glimpse at the zeitgeist of contemporary life North of 60? British Columbia theatre-makers Britt Small and Jacob Richmond think they are. So does Australian ex-pat Katherine McCallum. Small and Richmond are the co-founders of Victoria’s Atomic Vaudeville company, which has been staging popular cabaret shows on an ongoing basis for the past 15 years. They also put on such stage hits as Ride the Cyclone and Legoland. McCallum is artistic executive producer of Larrikin Theatre, a professional Whitehorse company she founded in 2015 after leaving the artistic director’s chair at the Guild Theatre. Last year, after attending an Atomic Vaudeville cabaret in Victoria, McCallum approached the company’s artistic producer (Small) and artistic director (Richmond) with the idea of collaborating on a similar project in Whitehorse. “We came up in September for three days and did kind of a ‘comedy creation’ workshop with a group of people. This was sort of a dream idea, but we didn’t know if people would support it financially,” Small explained. Once McCallum secured the necessary funding, the pair returned with a couple of Victoria-based actors in tow, to audition potential local performers. In January, they came to Whitehorse looking for local writers to provide insights into Yukon life. “That was really great, to get a sense of what the feeling was from people, of where they live and who the people were and what were the big issues, all kinds of stuff like that,” Small said. “I think that’s when the cabaret works best, when it grows out of the community that it’s per-

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forming for.” Small had recently completed a master’s degree in theatre and was trying to eke out a living as a performer when she met Richmond, who had worked in cabaret shows in Montreal before moving west. “And I was noticing a shift in how people were viewing live performances. There was more and more burlesque happening at that time. Standup was starting to come back in a different way, even drag at that time. So there was a lot more diversity in that field,” she said. “He (Richmond) went away on a writing retreat and while he was away I rented a venue and made a poster. When he came back, I said, ‘we’re doing a cabaret,’” Small said, laughing. “That’s kind of how we started. Originally, we would do them almost once a month, which was insane.” As the format evolved, it adopted satirical conventions such as those used in the South Park animated TV series. “To take issues that were happening, either in our community, or in our world, and kind of find a parallel to that, essentially.” Sometimes, Small explained, they might reuse an established character or update a certain ‘bit’ because it has a good story structure, but past storylines don’t matter at all. Each one is very much its own unique show. It becomes a little bit like a study of the moment, of what’s going on, so that way it always feels contemporary and fresh. It will feel like it was written yesterday. That’s the vibe the collaborating companies hope to achieve with North of the Sixtieth Parallel: A Zeitgeist Cabaret, which will run later this month as part of the Yukon Arts Centre’s residency program. Although the title calls it a cabaret, Small admits the show falls somewhere along the revue/ vaudeville/burlesque/cabaret spectrum. “I think we’re going to have to invent a new name, kind of like rhapsody, only for theatre. In some

ways, it has the most in common with the musical. A musical rhapsody. A theatrical musical rhapsody, maybe,” she said. Small feels it’s an appropriate form to capture the current zeitgeist. “It’s very much dealing with what people are thinking about and including as many people as possible in that conversation and distilling it from there so you get a sense of ‘we the people,’ which I think is a really good way to think right now,” she said. Beside Richmond and Small as principal writers, the show includes contributions from McCallum, Angela Drainville, Jenny Hamilton, Claire Ness and Rex Ternalcom. The opening premise finds “outsider” Sarah Murphy sharing her first impressions of Whitehorse with McCallum, the transplanted Australian, who quickly presents a different perspective. Others in the core cast of 12 include Drainville, Jane Gaudet, Chris Hine, Jeremiah Kitchen, Chris Lovatt, Jim McGeragle, Kelly Scott, Kaori Torigai, Grant Waters and Brandon Wicke. They will be joined on various nights by special “celebrity” Yukon guests such as Claire Ness and Brenda Barnes. Some of the sketches include an attempt to establish a boy band, a Robin Hood-style riff on Bernie Sanders and contemporary capitalism, and a look at who gets targeted for tourism marketing, and how. Small said new material might get added right until opening night. “A lot of it will be set, but we always like to keep pieces a little bit floating.” North of the Sixtieth Parallel: A Zeitgeist Cabaret runs Tuesdays to Saturdays from April 16 to April 27 at the Old Fire Hall. Show time is 8 p.m., with no late admissions.

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Ongoing fascination for haiku

Yukon poet Kathy Munro is releasing her first published book of haiku poetry, contractions

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present her book in western Canada and Washington State. As most of us have learned in

Kathy Munro’s first collection of haiku

where a senryu is a poem more about human nature. It is a fine line.” Writing a haiku takes time. “Sometimes a haiku arrives in my head fully formed, requiring no revision, but, more often, when something that I observe or experience strikes me as something to write about, I create half a haiku. Then I can spend some time editing and revising it to create the final version. In some cases this takes years. Usually it is more like hours or days.” Munro added that she has been a serious student of the genre for 10 years and there is still so much more to learn about it. She said she’s always working on something. At the moment, she’s writing poetry and a memoir. Munro will launch her book on April 17, International Haiku Day. The launch takes place at Baked Café at 7 pm.

school, haiku is a Japanese poem with a five-seven-five syllable pattern. Munro’s book includes senryu, a different form of haiku. “The more strict definition of a haiku is a poem about nature,

Elke Reinauer is a writer, based in Germany, with strong ties to the Yukon. Please email comments about her articles to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Wed. Apr. 10 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sat. Apr. 13 Bobs Birthday Bash 6:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Live music with Rick Sward and Roxx Hunter, BBQ and drink specials. Sun. Apr. 14 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Apr. 14 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Apr. 14 Akeelah and the Bee 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre 11 year old Akeelah is encouraged to represent her school in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Akeelah unwittingly unites her neighborhood in her daring quest to compete. Wed. Apr. 17 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

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

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. 10 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 10 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Apr. 10 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 10 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Apr. 10 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 11 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 11 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. 11 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 11 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. 12 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Apr. 13 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Apr. 14 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 15 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 15 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 16 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 16 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. 16 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Apr. 16 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 16 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Apr. 16 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. Apr. 17 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 17 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Apr. 17 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 17 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Apr. 17 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

DAWSON CITY

Until Apr. 17 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. 10 Home Routes - Daniel Gervais with Graeme Poile Dawson City 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. 11 Hatha Yoga with Jennifer 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 9933518 for more info.

Thu. Apr. 11 Karaoke in the Lounge 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 12 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 12 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 12 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Apr. 12 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 12 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 12 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Apr. 13 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. 13 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun. Apr. 14 Hatha Yoga with Diane 10:00 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Sun. Apr. 14 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Apr. 15 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Apr. 15 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Apr. 15 Foam Rolling - ReStore Lower Back & Hips 7:00 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Foam rollers and/or balls will be used for self-massage & myofascial release. Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue. Apr. 16 Hatha Yoga with Sandy 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue. Apr. 16 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867993-2520

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Wed. Apr. 10 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wed Meeting. Thu. Apr. 11 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Fri. Apr. 12 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun. Apr. 14 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun. Apr. 14 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Apr. 16 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Apr. 17 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES

Until May 30 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 motion-picture projector. Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:304:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 10 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Apr. 10 Rock Band for Teens and Pre-teens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 10 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 10 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 10 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 10 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu. Apr. 11 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Apr. 11 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 12 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri. Apr. 12 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Apr. 12 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Apr. 12 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. Apr. 12 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Apr. 12 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 12 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 12 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat. Apr. 13 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Apr. 14 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Apr. 14 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon. Apr. 15 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon. Apr. 15 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com

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HAINES JUNCTION

Wed. Apr. 10 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. 10 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu. Apr. 11 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Apr. 11 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Apr. 11 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 11 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri. Apr. 12 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Tue. Apr. 16 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Apr. 16 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Tue. Apr. 16 Jam m/jar meeting 7:29 PM St Elias Convention Centre Wed. Apr. 17 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. 17 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed. Apr. 17 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Sat. Apr. 13 Willow Basket Class 10:00 AM Lorne Mountain Community Centre No experience required, but be willing to put in a full day. We will explore a variety of handle and rim options. To register or for more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@ northwestel.net Mount Lorne Sun. Apr. 14 TED X Talks - A Life Worth Living 1:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Watch and discuss a selection of prerecorded TEDTalks. Admission is free, but please bring a plate of food to share Sun. Apr. 14 Kids Garden Summer Project 3:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Gardening for kids, every Sunday in April, transplant various plants, plant seeds, learn about soil and the bugs in it. Mon. Apr. 15 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@ northwestel.net

MARSH LAKE

Wed. Apr. 10 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 10 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu. Apr. 11 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Apr. 12 Friday Night Dinner & Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 13 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 13 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue. Apr. 16 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 16 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 17 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 17 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Fri. Apr. 12 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 14 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Apr. 15 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. 16 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu. Apr. 11 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Apr. 14 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Apr. 16 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

SKAGWAY

Daily, Mondays to Fridays, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Wed. Apr. 10 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed. Apr. 10 Aerial Fabric-Beginners 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Must Register Wed. Apr. 10 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 10 Group Cycling w/ Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 10 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 10 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. 10 Yoga w/Therese 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 10 Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 11 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Apr. 11 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 11 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Apr. 11 Pickleball for Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 11 Restorative Yoga 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 11 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 12 SpinYOGA 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 12 Aerial Fabric-Open Hang 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Sat. Apr. 13 Yoga w/Gillian 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Apr. 13 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Apr. 13 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Apr. 13 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 14 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 15 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon. Apr. 15 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 15 Group Cycling w/ Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 15 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 15 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 15 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. 16 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Apr. 16 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 16 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Apr. 16 Pickleball for Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 16 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. 16 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 17 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed. Apr. 17 Aerial Fabric-Beginners 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Must Register Wed. Apr. 17 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 17 Group Cycling w/ Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

Wed. Apr. 17 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 17 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. 17 Yoga w/Therese 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 17 Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

TAGISH

Wed. Apr. 10 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Apr. 10 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Apr. 10 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. Thu. Apr. 11 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Apr. 11 Community Open House - Regulating Off-Road Vehicles in the Yukon 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre You are invited to give your feedback and to learn more about the Government of Yukon’s proposed approach for regulating off-road vehicle use on public land in Yukon. Sat. Apr. 13 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Tue. Apr. 16 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. Apr. 17 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Apr. 17 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed. Apr. 17 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Apr. 17 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. 17 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN

Thu. Apr. 11 Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring yourself for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fri. Apr. 12 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. 12 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. 16 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Apr. 16 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. 16 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 536-8023 for more info. Thu. Apr. 11 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu. Apr. 11 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Apr. 11 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sat. Apr. 13 Toddler Dance Classes 2:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sat. Apr. 13 Ballet Dance Classes 3:15 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sat. Apr. 13 Hip Hop Dance Classes 4:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Every Saturday - All Welcome Sun. Apr. 14 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Apr. 15 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Apr. 16 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue. Apr. 16 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue. Apr. 16 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake


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ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. 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. 10 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. 10 Indoor Cycling 5:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome! Email for more info. habitcommunity@gmail.com Thu. Apr. 11 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. 12 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info.

Fri. Apr. 12 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat. Apr. 13 2019 Yukon Championships Mount Sima For more info please contact info@ snowboardyukon.com. Sat. Apr. 13 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat. Apr. 13 Ecstatic Dance 8:00 PM Grace Space More like a Yoga class than a club night, wear loose clothing , bring water, no scents, no Booze, but the healing vibes of cannabis welcome! Sat. Apr. 13 Dance Gathering 8:00 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks A monthly let-looseshake-it-move-stretch-sweat-smile evening Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substance-free. Questions? Contact 689-9774 Sun. Apr. 14 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 AM Peak Fitness Sun. Apr. 14 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 PM Peak

Fitness Tue. Apr. 16 Learn to Run in 6 Weeks! 5:30 PM Sport Yukon FREE Running Clinic offered by Run for Mom Yukon! Tue. Apr. 16 Indoor Cycling 5:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome! Email for more info. Wed. Apr. 17 Core De Force 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Punch, kick, and HIIT your way to a killer bod. Regiser online. 334-3479 Wed. Apr. 17 Indoor Cycling 5:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome! Email for more info. Wed. Apr. 17 Adult Drop In Gymnastics 7:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new work out idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 668-4794 for more information. Wed. Apr. 17 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM Peak Fitness info@llmf.ca

Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri. Apr. 12 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 Sat. Apr. 13 Somatic Self Discovery 10:00 AM Breath of Life Collective A three month program to let go of what limits you and embody what’s next. Email Tara@pursuitcoaching.ca fore more details. Sat. Apr. 13 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun. Apr. 14 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Apr. 14 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Location may vary please contact oayukon@ gmail.com. Mon. Apr. 15 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Apr. 15 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Apr. 15 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Apr. 15 Absolute Beginners 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon. Apr. 15 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. 15 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. 15 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. 16 Rise + Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Apr. 16 Tai Chi at WGH 4:15 PM Hidden Valley School Tue. Apr. 16 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. 16 Intermediate Yoga - Level 2 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue. Apr. 16 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Apr. 16 Mindfulness for Families 6:30 PM LDAY Centre for Learning 5 classes is for parents and children (8 yrs +) who want to learn more about what Mindfulness is, a light snack is provided. To register call 668-5167 or email ed@ ldayukon.com. Tue. Apr. 16 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

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Wellness LISTINGS Wed. Apr. 10 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. 10 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. 10 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Apr. 10 Spring Lunchtime Meditation Group 12:00 PM Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. 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. Wed. Apr. 10 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. 10 Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed. Apr. 10 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. 10 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. 10 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. 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 The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 PM Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Joanne 668-7713. Wed. Apr. 10 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. 11 Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies 9:00 AM Yukon College Introductoryintermediate level workshop intended for anyone working with people who struggle with anxiety. For more info, please call 456-.8589. Thu. Apr. 11 Tai Chi at WGH 4:15 PM Hidden Valley School Thu. Apr. 11 Heated Yoga 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective 75 minute hatha yoga series creates a healthy foundation in yoga to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Open to all levels, email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 332-3569 Thu. Apr. 11 Be You Naturally 7:30 PM Baked Cafe Interactive evening of holistic living exploration and discovery. Hear the stories of women who are on their own holistic living journeys. Register online Fri. Apr. 12 Depression - Practical Intervention Strategies 9:00 AM Yukon College Explore a holistic understanding of the causes, impact, and treatment of depression. For more info, please call 456-8589. Fri. Apr. 12 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM

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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 Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) 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 St suite 120 Phone: AA 1-888-453-0142 (24 hours a day)

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Grey Matters with Lillian Nakamura Maguire

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eventy years of accumulation of stuff—that’s what I have in addition to my husband’s “resource,” as he so fondly calls his stuff. Somehow the amount of stuff we collected over 47 years of living together seems to fill our living and outdoor space. We have a small two-bedroom house, plus a cabin, large workshop, sea can storage unit, a barn and 15.5 acres. When my parents died my siblings and I had to go through their belongings. We rummaged through two garages full of carpentry tools, wood, fasteners and all the other items that might be needed by a cabinet maker and general handyman. Some of us took bits of memorabilia home. I chose an old-fashioned little wood stove with an internal water reservoir. It was installed in my greenhouse and used for a couple of seasons, but not within the last five years or more. I also have the dining room set, some Japanese dishes, art objects and a handmade Buddhist altar. All are reminders of my parents. There were many other material items that members of the family didn’t want or which had no meaning for them, but I couldn’t bear to throw them out. When I reached my 70th birthday, I finally came to the realization that I needed to start clearing out some of my own stuff. I had visions of my poor son or husband having to deal with all of my treasures when I died. I didn’t dare to touch any of my husband’s things. In Sweden, they call it döstädning or “deathcleaning.” Sounds kind of morbid doesn’t it? But in Margareta Magnusson’s book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning - How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter, she approaches clearing

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from fabric scraps out and downsizing in a humourous and uplifting way. You don’t have to be old to be thinking about downsizing. There are many “gurus” who have written books, blogs and produced videos on the topic of downsizing. It seems to be the latest craze. However, I decided to take my own approach based on some of these resources.

Why “death clean?” 1. I have the pleasure of giving away something I love or something that held meaning for me, to a person who will appreciate it. When I turned 70, I gave the directive of “no gifts” and I really meant it. In fact, every person was invited (coerced?) to take away at least one item from my collection

of good-quality treasures. These included clothing, dishes, books, ornaments, jewelry, linens and other household items. It proved to be a wonderful opportunity to share stories about each item and how the person planned to use it. In fact a pastamaking machine resulted in a dinner invitation at a friend’s place a few weeks later! I’ve also asked family members and others if they would like to have specific items. When they say “no thanks,” I feel free to either sell it, donate it to the local thrift store or give it away to a friend.

2. Spending one last moment with the item I’m giving away. Many of us have so many things around us that we often forget about them and fail to appreciate where they came from, who gave them to us, what events surround the item and all the memories associated with it. To me, giving thanks for the pleasure that I received, or perhaps in contrast, letting go of pain, is an important ritual. Saying good-bye or letting go of the past and moving on helps me through my life transitions. Clearing out unwanted items has a way of decluttering my mind. After I’ve cleaned out a file cabinet, bookshelf, kitchen cupboard or closet, I feel lighter and more energized. I also make a promise not to buy or accept more stuff. 3. Creative outlet for me and others. I used to be an avid sewer and loved to collect fabric for potential projects. In the last 10

years, my eyesight has been failing me for fine, detailed work. I gave a lot of the materials to a local fibre artist who has used it for her beautiful work. I made cloth napkins and runners from the remaining cottons. At birthday celebration, guests were invited to take them away after the party. 4. Conversations about transitions This is probably the most difficult part of death cleaning—facing my own mortality and helping loved ones to face my death in the future as well. For some of us this downsizing might be due to a transition in our life such as changes in health or moving out of the family home after the death of a partner. There’s often an uncomfortable silence when one begins to talk about death and dying. We have cultural differences and various attitudes and perspectives on death and dying. These conversations require sensitivity and respect. Whether one is seven or 70 years old, taking time to sort, getting rid of unwanted items or simplifying one’s life is something we can do at any stage of life. Why not get to that spring cleaning now? Lillian Nakamura Maguire, a retired rural Whitehorse resident, enjoys writing plays, personal essays and haiku, and exploring other creative expressions.

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Digging into commitment

B.C. musician brings accordion music to Whitehorse on April 12 by y Amy Kenny

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ack Garton stood in a cemetery on Galiano Island, talking on his cell phone about his latest record. It seems like a weird place to field media requests, until you consider that Garton’s day job, as cemetery sexton, seems to have influenced the album in a way. “I think a lot about how fragile our lives are and how temporary things are. When I write a song, mostly I think about what my kids and my grandkids are going to want to know about me after I’m gone,” he said of Love You Over Time, his second album. “So always about my failures and successes in love and commitment and stuff like that.” Garton is touring the record around the west coast of the U.S. and Canada this spring, with a stop in Whitehorse, at The Local Bar, on April 12. He’s played in the Yukon previously and made friends with local musician Ryan McNally, which is who connected him with the venue and with Garton’s opener, Paris Pick and the Pricks. “I’m psyched to come up. It’s been a favourite place for me for touring. I love it,” he said. “We’re just really grateful to the community up there that seems to have jumped on this show.”

“We” is Garton’s band, The Demon Squadron. Together, they play a brand of Louisiana Zydecoinspired music that Garton calls a mix of rock and roll, R&B, Cajun flavour, and something else that’s not really country or blues, but also, is both at the same time. Almost the only thing the music wasn’t, for a long time, was guitarbased. “I used to be almost militant about not having guitars because we were accordion-based and we had to be different,” he said. “But when we started playing with Joel (Fernandes) because he’s a friend, it just sounded too good and I thought it was too good not to do it.” “We kind of really gelled. I don’t know what it is. The short answer is this magic combination of people, and once we get rocking, (the music) is just more highenergy than it was before.” So much so that Garton held back some of the songs slated for Love You Over Time because they were recorded pre-Fernandes. Those will appear, in a different form, on a new record, which Garton has already written with this new dance-y, higher-energy sound in mind. Where the music remains the same is in the lyrics. He said his

songs always end up kind of being about the same stuff. His first record explored commitment and the idea of being recently married. The new one is basically the same, with a more nuanced view. The third is similar. “What I write about is, in a word, commitment, to yourself and the people and things you love. I found that when I was writing the first record, I had this sort of heroic idea of I was going to really get down to it and finally commit to the things that I love and then the second album was kind of … I realized that the things you love, you can’t help but commit to them. It’s not even an act of will in the same way that I thought it was. It’s like you just turn around one day and you realize you just keep doing it.” Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron play The Local Bar on April 12. Visit JackGarton.com for more information.

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

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Jack Gorton brings his accordion-based mix of rock and roll and R&B to Whitehorse as part of his west coast tour this spring

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