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and you have to be as persistent as the tide. The challenge of running the numbers, budgets, officetype work that most firefighters normally don’t do. The challenge of the task itself, such as the logistics of getting 2,000 presents to 662 kids in one day.” In response to a question about which cause pulls at his heartstrings, O’Carroll talked about Share the Spirit. “I am from Nova Scotia and Share the Spirit reminds me so much of Christmas Daddies, which helps less fortunate children in the Maritimes. Christmas has always been an extremely special time for myself. The WFCS inherited Share the Spirit from the Kinette Club, which ran the operation on a year to year basis. In that first year, after the WFCS had committed to delivering packages to a certain number of families, and the money was slow to come in, a number of us in the society were looking at pulling our lines of credit. Once we had committed, we felt like we just couldn’t let it not happen. In the end, the money did come in, but now we have a buffer to draw on at the beginning of each year, so we are not scrambling as much as that first year.” He said it can be a sensitive issue, how money is distributed by organizations such as the WFCS. “We have the best vetting service,” he said. “We work closely with the government and other government partners to make this determination, while still protecting confidentiality. We are honored that we have been given this trust.” So, where does the spring gala work into long-term planning? The society has come up with a 100year plan to serve the Yukon. It’s looking at ways to ensure sustainability. It wants to know it can continue to help the community during a recession when there may be financial storms. Growing the gala is one part of this plan. O’Carroll hesitated at the question about a financial goal for the gala. “Being our first gala, first, we just want to get through it, establish it and eventually have it become our major fundraiser.” He did eventually say the society is hoping to raise between $10,000 and $15,000. This is imcont’d on page 3 ...

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Finally, O’Carroll shared a story about what society action looks like on a day to day level. “A crew responded to a car fire one day. After the fire was put out, the owner was standing holding two bags with that thousand-mile stare. The couple was expecting a baby the next day and everything was destroyed, including toys and a brand new car seat. The crew

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On May 2, Kate Weekes will play songs from her new record at the United Church in Whitehorse we love will die.” Although most of the material on the new CD was penned post2014, Weekes said there are strong links to the Yukon and what she’s experienced, emotionally, since leaving. For example, “A Day Called Summer” was written after being stranded for two days on a spit in the Wind River, while the river was in flood. “The song speaks to the challenge of adapting to an urban lifestyle after spending time in the bush. Even Whitehorse can seem

like a big city after a couple of weeks in the Peel Watershed,” said Weekes. Other songs emerged from her job in Norway as a dog mushing guide. “I was working with a team of 50 sled dogs at a 5-star resort, a stark contrast to living in a Squatter’s Row cabin. I struggled with the commercial aspect of it. It felt removed from social consciousness, political awareness and the wilderness. At the same time, I cont’d on page 5 ...

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Kate Weekes has released a new album was working a dream job, living in in 2015, we hit it off musically a beautiful house looking over the right away. In Whitehorse, he’ll fjord and hanging out with some play fiddle, mandolin and electric wonderful new friends. I did my mandolin. Playing with him is like best to capture that experience playing with a band!” in song.” After Whitehorse, the duo Weekes has garnered a fair bit heads to Faro, Ross River and Carof recent attention on Ontario macks for school shows. Weekes media, including CTV, Rogers TV, will play on May 14 in Gordie TenCBC Ottawa and the Ottawa Cit- trees’ songwriting series at Hamizen. She credits ilton & Sons. She this to her work has other Yukon with a manager gigs set up as well. and a publicist, “This summer’s “The song which she said creative goals inhas focused her clude songwriting ‘Taken by Surprise’ and collaboration. energy on both business and creI’m also looking is the heart of ative goals. ahead to the fall “Having a team and next year to the album.” has helped make book gigs, set up publicity for the co-writing initia...Kate Weekes tives and doublealbum more effective,” said bills with Ontario Weekes. “It’s artists.” great to hear from people who It’s clear that Weekes has much are familiar with my work that more to offer her fans. We can all they like what I’m currently pro- look forward to being “taken by ducing.” surprise” by the music that is still Weekes is enthusiastic about to come. her collaboration with multiinstrumentalist James Stephens, Tickets for the show are availwho produced the new CD and able at BrownPaperTickets.com. will perform with her in the Yukon. Elaine Schiman is a writer “James has played with nubased in Whitehorse. merous bands in Ontario, and Feedback can be emailed to when we started playing together editor@WhatsUpYukon.com.

any situations need a fire, right now! It could be an emergency situation in your group, or something you come upon as you travel on the land. It may not even be a real emergency or survival situation, but it will be real soon if you don’t do something positive. Being rescued after going through the ice is certainly one of those situations where a fire will save the day, but even scenarios that don’t seem especially dangerous at first can take a turn. For example, breaking through ice in the shallows, getting soaked to the skin from a sudden downpour, tipping a canoe, or sweating up on a hike and becoming hypothermic seem like lesser emergencies than falling in a frozen lake. However, the ability to quickly start a fire can make the difference in terms of avoiding a real life-or-death scenario. A big fire will improve all these scenes but now is not the time for whittling tinder sticks or demonstrating your skills with a “onematch fire.” If you are in a boat, or on a quad or snowmobile, you have room to carry “instant” fire starters as well as gas in the tank. A really simple one is a plastic jar full of kerosene-soaked chainsaw chips. A Bic lighter in the jar or your pocket completes the picture. Some commercial fire-lighter sticks work well, but you need many flames to last a number of minutes to get other stuff burning. Fire paste comes in a tooth-

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Larry has some tips for quick-start fires when getting heat can be the difference between life or death chips with a match or Bic lighter and it will burn for six to eight minutes, allowing you to build the fire around it. Dryer lint works as well as the chainsaw chips. Just keep a Ziploc near the dryer and collect the lint over a period of time. A little preparation goes a long way in a bad situation. 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.

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Members of the Persephone Singers perform at the Rotary Music Festival a number of songs, such as the “Skye Boat Song” and “Charlie is My Darlin,’” that make reference to Bonny Prince Charlie (Prince Charles Edward Stuart), the leader of the ill-fated Jacobite rebellion against the English in 1745/46. Several of the pieces, like “O, My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose” and “The Banks O’ Doon” feature the poetry of Robert Burns set to beautiful melodies. Not to be outdone by the Scots, the concert includes some lovely Irish offerings such as “The Minstrel Boy,” “Mairi’s Wedding” and “Star of the County Down,” among others. The Welsh are represented by “All Through the Night,” one of the Persephone Singers’ offerings. The choir often has guest artists joining them on the program and this spring’s show is no exception. How could you have Scottish music without the bagpipes or Highland dancers? Members of the Midnight Sun Pipe Band and local Highland dancers have been invited to participate in the Celtic celebration. Local musicians Katie Avery (violin and guitar) and Jer-

ome McIntyre (bodhrán and cajón) will add their unique touches to a number of the choral melodies. As the concert is intended to be a celebration of all things Celtic, choristers will be decked out in many types of tartan, including the Yukon and Canadian tartans. See how many different types you can spot! Chamberlin also encourages members of the audience to wear “plaid” and join in the festivities. Tickets are on sale at the Yukon Arts Centre box office and online at YukonTickets.com. There is a reduced rate for those 18 and under. Get out your tartan gear, take the high road or the low road and come on out with your bonny Annie Laurie! The choir will also present a modified version of the concert at the Globe Theatre in Atlin on May 11. For more information, contact Heather Keny at exploreatlin@ gmail.com. Catherine Simpson is a member of the Whitehorse Community Choir.

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Until Sat. 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 Sat. 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. Until Tue. Apr. 30 Tree People by Scott Price Northern Front Studio Until Sat. Apr. 27 Art Exhibit: Wuthering Beauty Arts Underground Along with all the wonders of nature, Catherine’s art pieces are also greatly influenced by the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Until Sat. Apr. 27 Art Exhibit: Cosmic Bodies Arts Underground In Cosmic Bodies, emphasizes the imagined possibilities of parallel sceneries. Until Mon. Apr. 29 Ted Harrison - The Cremation of Sam McGee Yukon Arts Centre Ted Harrison’s vibrant paintings truly capture the soul of the Canadian North and its people. 13 acrylic-on-board paintings illustrate the poem of The Cremation of Sam McGee, written by Robert W. Service. Until Tue. Apr. 30 Art Launch Reception 5:00 PM Northlight Innovation Meet and mingle with artists and the community and officially launch all artworks! Murals, Paintings, Art installations, 3D Anaglyph Art Snacks and beverages provided.

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Wed. Apr. 24 Erica Mah & Sara MacDonald 7:30 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Fresh, original songs and a little magic that comes from collaboration. Wed. Apr. 24 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 9:00 PM The Local Bar Fri. Apr. 26 Lucie D & the Immortals’ 7:30 PM House Concert Original songs from Lucie D & the Immortals EP Les Thèmes de la vie and vintage tunes to make your soul sing! Tickets at the door or email morrmic@hotmail.com for more info. Fri. Apr. 26 Paris Pick & The Pricks Live 7:30 PM The Local Bar Fri. Apr. 26 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri. Apr. 26 90’s Dance Party at The Local 10:00 PM The Local Bar Featuring 3 Local Artists: Newly Discovered Local Talent; Robbie Aylesworth - The Filthy Casuals - Paris Pick & The Pricks - Prizes for best 90’s outfits! Sat. Apr. 27 The Rakes of Paddy’s Pond 6:30 PM Airport Chalet The trio’s repertoire includes lively pub songs from Ireland and the East Coast. No cover charge Sat. Apr. 27 Steven Page 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A variety of musical material including songs from the Barenaked Ladies catalogue. Tickets online or at the door. Sat. Apr. 27 Mackenzie Brown Band 7:30 PM The Local Bar Sat. Apr. 27 Motown Dance Party 9:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Motown themed dance party at the Legion. Costumes encouraged! Lots of fun Motown themed surprises to be had. Cover will be donated to the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition. Sat. Apr. 27 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Apr. 28 Whitehorse String Ensemble Concert 1:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Featuring Donna and Toby on flutes, Lucas on Oboe, and Keiko on violin. Admission by Donation Sun. Apr. 28 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Mon. Apr. 29 Beneath the Broadcast 7:00 PM The Old Fire Hall A 45 minute live performance video featuring 9 local acts performing in the CBC Yukon Basement.

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Wed. Apr. 24 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Apr. 24 Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:00 PM A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Wed. Apr. 24 50 50 50 Anto’s Story-Dinner: Celebrating 50 years in Canada 6:00 PM Antoinette’s Restaurant Story-infused dinner my real stories continue with a 3-course set menu of Tobagonian-inspired flavourful dishes. One seating at 6 pm. 668-3505 Wed. Apr. 24 Northern Gardening - Food Forest North of 60 6:30 PM Yukon College Explore ideas about creating multi-layer resilient landscapes, planning Food Forests, core layers of plant guilds and growing in plant communities. Call 668-5200 for more information. Wed. Apr. 24 Legion Texas Hold’Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Wed. Apr. 24 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed. Apr. 24 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed. Apr. 24 North of The Sixtieth Parallel - A Zeitgeist Cabaret 8:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Thoughtful dialogue about our uneasy connected existence as people in a community. Tickets online or at the door.

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Thu. Apr. 25 Skills Canada Yukon - Territorial Skills Competition 9:00 AM Canada Games Centre A competition to test a participant’s skills in a public forum, as well as a qualifier for the 25th Annual Skills Canada National Competition. Thu. Apr. 25 Gwich’in Language & Culture Nights 5:00 PM Yukon College Thu. Apr. 25 Away from Her 5:30 PM The Edge on Main A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany. Tickets include dinner and a film, as well as discussion afterwards. Tickets at the door. Thu. Apr. 25 Bike Beyond - Ride Across America 6:00 PM Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre A doc on 20 international bike riders, all of whom have Type 1 diabetes, bike a 4238-mile trip from New York to San Francisco. Special guest in attendance, Bike Beyond rider Silvi Pold, who will host a Q&A session after the screening. Admission by donation. Thu. Apr. 25 Concussion Cafe Yukon Meeting #1! 6:00 PM Alpine Bakery Connect on the topic of brain injuries while sharing tools, resources, lessons learned, tea and cookies. Thu. Apr. 25 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. 25 Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance 6:30 PM Icycle Sports No previous experience needed, bring your own bike, workspace and tools provided. Register online. Thu. Apr. 25 Yukon Foundation Founders’ Night 7:00 PM MacBride Museum Celebrate the great legacy of the Yukon Foundation in an evening of music, treats, and socializing, email stacydeniselewis@gmail.com for more info. Thu. Apr. 25 Uke On Ukulele Club! 7:00 PM Music Yukon Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 25 Basic and Beginners Ukulele Group 7:00 PM Music Yukon Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 25 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Apr. 25 North of The Sixtieth Parallel - A Zeitgeist Cabaret 8:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Thoughtful dialogue about our uneasy connected existence as people in a community. Tickets online or at the door. Fri. Apr. 26 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. 26 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. 26 Pitch@Palace Canada 1.0 - NORTH 5:00 PM Northlight Innovation A prestigious international pitch competition for entrepreneurs, register online. Fri. Apr. 26 Wine & Cheese Pairing/Tasting 5:30 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. A culinary journey around the world by tasting wines and cheese that are both, available locally and extremely delicious. Call or email to register or for more info. Must be 19 years of age to attend. 335-4133 Fri. Apr. 26 Screen Printing 101 6:00 PM Arts Underground Instructed by Rebekah Senk, All supplies included. Call 667-4080 or email reception@artsunderground.ca to register. Fri. Apr. 26 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. 26 NIKON Learn and Explore 7:00 PM Focus on Travel Learn techniques and technologies that are ideal for the successful capture of wildlife and action imagery. Register online. Fri. Apr. 26 North of The Sixtieth Parallel - A Zeitgeist Cabaret 8:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Thoughtful dialogue about our uneasy connected existence as people in a community. Tickets online or at the door. Sat. Apr. 27 First Light Image Festival Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A social, allowing plenty of opportunity to engage with, and be inspired by top local photographers. Tickets online. Sat. Apr. 27 1 Can, 2 Can, You can Bottle Drive - Paradise Festival Fundraiser! 10:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Donate your reFUNdable’s to the Paradise Festival Fundraiser! PEMF Society will gladly pick up your refundables for you! Email pemfboard@gmail.com for more info. Sat. Apr. 27 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. 27 Bones, Bottles and Birch Bark Baskets 1:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Long Ago Yukon artefact identification event. Yukon Heritage Resources professionals there with heritage displays. 867-633-6579 Sat. 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Sat. Apr. 27 Softball Yukon - Spring Bingo 6:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Get your game packs at Tags Food & Gas or your local seller in the communities. Sat. Apr. 27 Indian Cuisine 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn to unlock the flavours of truly authentic Indian cuisine! Call or email to register or for more info. All recipes are adaptable to vegan friendly 335-4133 Sat. Apr. 27 Spring Fling 7:00 PM Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre Live Music, Ceilidh Dancing, Pipe Band and A Scottish Tale will be told by Al Pope. Tickets available from SCD member or WellRead Books. 334-1547 Sat. Apr. 27 Guild Comedy Presents - George Maratos 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A local crowd favourite, hosted by Oshea Jephson, and featuring local comics Steph Aubé, Shannon Mallory, Chris MacFarlane, Adam MacDougall, and Patrick Keenan Sun. Apr. 28 Fellowship Sunday: A Modern Spin On First Century Church 9:30 AM Mountainview Church Meet in various homes, break bread together and learn about the greater connection of churches across our Pacific Region and across Canada. Sign up online or email admin@ mountainviewwhitehorse.ca. Sun. Apr. 28 Day of Mourning 12:30 PM Shipyards Park Remembering Yukon workers injured or killed on the job, come and honour affected workers and their families. This free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Sun. Apr. 28 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. 28 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. Mon. Apr. 29 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. 29 Books & Beyond 11:00 AM Hospice Yukon Discover some of the gems in the Hospice lending library, and enjoy tea and a homemade cookie while you browse. Mon. Apr. 29 Legion Scrabble Meet 1:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Mon. Apr. 29 Make Your Own Vertical Herb Planter 5:30 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Learn skills, training and supervision while you create your vertical garden planter from scratch. Register online. One vertical herb planter per participant. All materials provided. Mon. Apr. 29 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. 29 Euchre Night 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! 667-2802 Tue. Apr. 30 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. 30 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. 30 Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance 6:30 PM Icycle Sports No previous experience needed, bring your own bike, workspace and tools provided. Register online.

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Wed. Apr. 24 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. 24 Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed. Apr. 24 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. 24 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. 24 Youth Entrepreneurs Club: The Lemonade Stand! 3:30 PM Northlight Innovation Youth create a business plan, set a budget and financial goals, and calculate expenses, sales, profit and more! Participants can e-mail workshops@yukonstruct.com to register. Thu. Apr. 25 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. Thu. Apr. 25 Dusk’a Head-Start - Monthly Luncheon 11:30 AM Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Please join us to celebrate our children’s success each month! The food is GREAT, our salmon have hatched and the children

will be signing a traditional Southern Tutchone song. All families are welcome - “It takes a community to raise a child” For more information call 393-3775 Thu. Apr. 25 Learn to Cook 3:30 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn to cook a whole meal for your family. All ingredients and transportation provided. Youth 12-18, call 334-8728 to register. Thu. Apr. 25 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. Thu. Apr. 25 Youth 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. Fri. Apr. 26 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. 26 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. 26 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. 26 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat. Apr. 27 1v1 - War of the Spark Pre Release 10:00 AM Titan Gaming Cafe Sat. Apr. 27 Special Olympics Active Start Ages 2-6 10:00 AM The Child Development Centre 6686511 Support the developmental needs of children in learning basic motor skills and introduces children ages 2-6 to the world of sport and physical activity through play. Sat. Apr. 27 How to Advocate Effectively for Your Child 10:00 AM LDAY Centre for Learning 2 hour workshop sharing strategies and tools to be an effective advocate for your child. Register online. Sat. Apr. 27 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. 27 Annual Bird and Bat Box Building Day 12:00 PM Canada Games Centre Pre-cut materials are provided free of charge; just bring your favorite hammer. Sat. Apr. 27 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Family Day 1:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Traditional Games, Storytelling, Elders Present. Meals provided with refreshments. All ages welcome. Location changes call 633-7688 for details. Sat. Apr. 27 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Sun. Apr. 28 Bowl for Kids Sake Pajama-Bowl! 10:00 AM Takhini Arena 668-7911 In support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in our community.Call 668-7911 or email bbbsyukon@ gmail.com to register a team. Mon. Apr. 29 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. 29 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Mon. Apr. 29 Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 6675239 for more information. Tue. Apr. 30 Yukon Robotics Challenge! 8:30 AM Porter Creek Secondary School The Robotics Challenge is a hands-on STEM learning opportunity in Yukon elementary schools! Tue. Apr. 30 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. 30 Dungeon Draw Artist Night 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Food and drink specials, watch for special event theme nights. Tue. Apr. 30 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:45 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.

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Wed. Apr. 24 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed. Apr. 24 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. 24 Town Hall Meeting - Whitehorse North 6:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Want to improve the understanding of the unique issues affecting your neighbourhood and have your voice heard. All residents are invited to come discuss the issues affecting your neighbourhood. Wed. Apr. 24 Humane Society Yukon AGM 6:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library

Thu. Apr. 25 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Apr. 25 Girls, Trans, & Rainbow Club 3:30 PM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre All girls, trans, non-binary & 2 spirited folks ages 15-21 welcome. Email queeryukon@yahoo.ca for more information. Thu. Apr. 25 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Apr. 25 Legion General Meetings 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 667-2802 Thu. Apr. 25 Writers’ Roundtable 7:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library An informal information session for Yukon writers (and aspiring writers and readers) to connect with other writers and hear about upcoming events. All welcome! Sat. Apr. 27 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 AM A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Sat. Apr. 27 Beginner’s Soap Making Workshop 12:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Learn to make traditional cold process soap using natural ingredients and additives. Register online. Mon. Apr. 29 Yukon Toastmasters Open House 5:00 PM Northlight Innovation An evening of introductions, information and interaction, complete with refreshments. The event is free, hope to see you there! Mon. Apr. 29 Whitehorse Community Thrift Store AGM 5:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Nominations for the board are welcome up to and at the AGM. For further information email jquarton@northwestel.net Tue. Apr. 30 Icomos Canada Annual Meeting 9:00 AM Kwanlin Dun First Nation A multi-day meeting that brings together professionals and practitioners from across the country to discuss key issues and trends in the field of cultural heritage. Register online. Tue. Apr. 30 Intro to Microsoft Excel 2016 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Call 322-0408 to register. Tue. Apr. 30 Committee for Review of the Child and Family Services Act 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A drop in meeting to get your input. Tue. Apr. 30 Town Hall Meeting - Riverdale & Long Lake 6:00 PM F.H. Collins Secondary Want to improve the understanding of the unique issues affecting your neighbourhood and have your voice heard. All residents are invited to come discuss the issues affecting your neighbourhood. Tue. Apr. 30 Old Log Church AGM 7:00 PM Old Log Church All are welcome to attend.

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avid Geary is no stranger to the Yukon. He was here to work with Gwaandak Theatre a year ago last February. Now he’s looking forward to seeing what Whitehorse is like when it’s warmer. Geary is originally from New Zealand, where he has mixed roots which he describes as “Maori from the Taranaki iwi tribe, and also English, Irish, Scottish settler.” He became a Canadian citizen in 2008 and has lived in Vancouver since 2012. He teaches in the prestigious Indigenous Filmmaking program at Capilano University. He is a playwright who works in theatre, film, TV, fiction and haiku, and is also a dramaturge, but he didn’t start out that way. “I wanted to be a rock star,” he said. This didn’t come from his parents either, as they loved country music. So did he when he was young. “When I went to boarding school at 13, in 1977, I got exposed to a whole lot of different music and veered towards alternative rock/punk rock/classic rock.” Of course he went to university to study to be a lawyer, and try to develop some musical skills. But rugby injuries hampered his attempts to play the guitar “and then I found out I couldn’t sing, or play and sing, or play … but I did like writing lyrics for existing tunes. I wrote some awful Rod Stewart-inspired lyrics.”

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David Geary will be one of the mentor writers at this year’s Young Authors’ Conference, at F.H. Collins High School on May 1 and 2 The bad lyrics eventually turned into not quite so bad poetry and taking a couple of English courses changed his direction. A first year English lit course he took as an elective introduced him to many great playwrights and a second year creative writing course. “Suddenly I was a lot more inspired to write bad poetry than study Lord Denning and the postal-acceptance rule in contract law. So I dropped my law papers (and) picked up Shakespeare. I got a C, but the great teacher made me feel Hamlet was a real person … like me … tortured and out of sorts.” He was asked to write a short dramatic scene and enjoyed doing it. “I discovered I could write dialogue, joined the drama club, took drama studies and wrote short experimental plays. I was a writer. My parents were horrified. Not resigned that I would just be a teacher (which I am now), but they were somewhat appeased at the time when I got into the NZ Women’s Weekly magazine for me acting in a play in a hot tub.” “I went to Toi Whakaari ,the

New Zealand Drama School, to train as an actor after (university), so that’s how I paid the bills for a while afterwards, doing theatre, TV and commercials, but all the time working on my playwriting.” As a writer, he works hard to impose structure on what he characterizes as his “fairly free-wheeling chaotic” nature. “Thematically, I’m still a punk rocker and enjoy subverting norms and satire. I like to expose the underbelly below the normal surface. I also have a black comic streak, so I find it hard to write anything that is straight drama without a tinge of comedy. I think humour saves us.” He has an affinity for Trickster characters in all their forms, from the Maoir Maui stories of New Zealand to the Raven and Coyote stories he’s learned in Canada. He writes whenever he can find the time. “Since I had kids I write whenever and wherever I can, as the windows of opportunity got smaller and smaller. After arriving in Vancouver in 2012 “I looked after our boys for three years til they went to school and the only way I could keep my creative self alive was writing haiku on twitter on my mobile phone @gearsgeary. So that’s what I did and it has become a thing I do for fun still.” He finds that deadlines are great motivators, either for projects or for study, as when he was doing his Masters in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. He finds that you need to write a lot and then winnow it down to get to the good stuff. Switching forms is also good. Theatre, graphic stories, poetry, film, each of these contributes to

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a person’s overall development. He says they all feed together. He advises young writers to “be hungry for other people’s stories. Listen, read, watch Netflix, follow the news, make friends with librarians. “Keep a journal. Write without judgment. Do black-out poems. Write song lyrics. Enter competitions. Tell jokes. Do karaoke. Dance. Make costumes. Dress up. Knit. Play sport. Do yoga. Meditate. Read the classics. Make social media work for you. Be creative in any way you can, whenever you can, and don’t let the

Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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YUKON Celebrating 30 Years of Tai Chi Yukon! Saturday, April 27, 2019, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Over the years, we have taught as many as ten classes a week, hosted guest instructors, organized special events, made links with tai chi organizations the world over, and travelled afar to learn from Tai Chi grandmasters. Our chief instructor Pam Boyde achieved international recognition when she was named a disciple by Grandmaster Yang Jun of the Yang Family Tai Chi organization. For this epic anniversary, we invite all former students and instructors who have supported us over the last three decades as well as anyone interested in learning more about Tai Chi. This free event will be in two parts: celebrating World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on the river side plaza, then moving indoors to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Multi-purpose Room.

In 1989, our founder Cheryl Buchan offered tai chi through the City Recreation program. Within a few years, her senior students also began teaching. Tony Gonda photo

Part 1: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre outdoors on river side plaza Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. On the last Saturday of every April, in every time zone, tai chi players gather to practice our art for an hour. For the 15th year, we will be joining tai chi groups world-wide to share the healing benefits of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2018. TCY photo

Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Multi-purpose Room Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are hosting a Free Party with tai chi demonstrations, audience participation events, a slide show of TCY highlights, draw prizes, a “Silk Road” gear and swag table, tea, and a few surprises. Please join us for all or part of the festivities. To learn more: check our website at www.taichiyukon.com email taichiyukon@gmail.com or call Helene at 668-3814

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The now-complete expansion adds a modern look to the old taxidermy building converted into a pub and brewery making the bar at Woodcutter’s the only place you will be able to have a taste of these beers. The physical expansion of the bar has pushed the establishment to the limits of its property line, meaning this microbrewery has no choice but to stay micro. The brewery itself is 280 square feet, but the team has made remarkable use of a tiny space. At top capacity, it will be able to produce 80,000 liters of beer annually. The brewmaster, Scott Shailer, said Woodcutter’s is using city water, but plans to employ various

techniques to “mimic the water from different parts of the world.” All the beers he plans to offer will be totally unfiltered. The current plan is to roll out a changing variety of types of beers inspired by available ingredients (seasonal and local), as well as by whatever excites the team at any given moment, or what the marketplace is demanding. “I don’t want to have to be constrained,” said Shailer, who also plans to use locally grown or harvested ingredients in the future. “We can be pretty innovative,

pretty quickly,” added Maltby. Woodcutter’s will be able to offer eight different brews on tap. The plan is to maintain at least five or six at all times for tasting. High standards and care are what the team behind Woodcutter’s wants to put into all its products. From the food, to the cocktails, to the beers, maintaining that high standard is clearly a priority. During last year’s massive renovations, the kitchen also got an upgrade. Chef Ayla Smith seems excited to make the most of it. The camaraderie between chef

and brewer is apparent when the two start talking beer, food and pairing possibilities. Using local ingredients seems to be a goal shared by both. The ever evolving offerings should delight thirsty and hungry Yukoners.

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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. Cass Collins

Weekends and holidays: noon to 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 15

Soirée questions-réponses sur la faune

Brownie Mountain hike

Frog walk

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.

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.

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.

Whitehorse, meet at 10 Burns Road to carpool, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Whitehorse, meet at Grey Mountain Primary School, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 23

Shorebirds of Swan Haven

Saturday, April 27 Bird origami workshop

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

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Swan Haven, 10 to 11 a.m.

Whitehorse, meet at the S.S. Klondike, 7 to 9 p.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.

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.

Saturday, May 11 Dagay (swan) walk

Sunday, April 28

Burwash Landing, noon to 4 p.m.

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.

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.

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

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Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Sat. Apr. 27 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat. Apr. 27 Care of Active Feet Workshop 1:00 PM WalkOn Foot Care 2 hour interactive small group workshop common problems of the lower limb and foot, Email walkon53@gmail.com or call 6897191 to register. Sun. Apr. 28 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Location may vary please contact oayukon@gmail.com. Mon. Apr. 29 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Apr. 29 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Apr. 29 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Apr. 29 Your Health! Your Way! 5:30 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Call the Chronic Conditions Support Program at 667-8733 to register. Mon. Apr. 29 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. 29 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 Tue. Apr. 30 Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Tue. Apr. 30 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. 30 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 PM Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Apr. 30 Heated Yoga 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective 75 minute hatha yoga series creates a healthy foundation in yoga to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles. Open to all levels, email thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com to register. 332-3569 Wed. May. 1 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. May. 1 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. May. 1 Spring Lunchtime Meditation Group

12:00 PM Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 6686429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Wed. May. 1 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. May. 1 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

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Wed. Apr. 24 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sat. Apr. 27 Brewery Bay Marina Association AGM 10:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre Election of: President - Vice-President Secretary/Treasurer - 6 Directors Sun. Apr. 28 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun. Apr. 28 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Apr. 28 A River Runs Through 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre The Maclean brothers, Paul (Brad Pitt) and Norman (Craig Sheffer), live a relatively idyllic life in rural Montana, spending much of their time fly fishing. Wed. May. 1 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

Until May 3 Art Exhibit - A Closer Look Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building An exhibition showcasing five new works by Yukon artists, recently acquired for the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Wed. Apr. 24 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 24 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Apr. 24 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Apr. 24 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Apr. 24 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 25 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 25 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. 25 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Apr. 25 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. 26 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Apr. 27 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun. Apr. 28 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 29 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Apr. 29 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 30 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 30 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. 30 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Apr. 30 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Apr. 30 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Apr. 30 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Wed. May. 1 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. May. 1 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. May. 1 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. May. 1 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. May. 1 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed. May. 1 School Council 7:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

DAWSON CITY

Wed. Apr. 24 100 People Who Give a Damn 5:15 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The group is open to anyone that wants to help give back, new members can sign up online or they can sign up at the meeting. Thu. Apr. 25 Hatha Yoga with Jennifer 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Thu. Apr. 25 Karaoke in the Lounge 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 26 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 26 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Apr. 26 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri. Apr. 26 SOVA Class of 2019 Year-End Exhibition 6:00 PM SOVA School of Visual Arts A culminating moment in each student’s artistic journey through a variety of studio exercises, academic assignments and personal challenges over the course of the school year.

Fri. Apr. 26 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 26 Roberts & Klein in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri. Apr. 26 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Apr. 27 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. 27 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Apr. 27 Shaggy Manes in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat. Apr. 27 Brigitte & Ryan 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Brigitte & Ryan play Old Time and Country Blues. Tickets at the door. Sun. Apr. 28 Hatha Yoga with Diane 10:00 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Sun. Apr. 28 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Apr. 29 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Apr. 29 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Apr. 30 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Apr. 30 Corn & Friends 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Local alt-country supergroup Corn and a crew of talented Dawson City songwriters for a songwriting circle followed by two full-band headlining sets. Tickets at the door. Wed. May. 1 Free camping for Yukoners in May! Registration required. Tombstone Territorial Park

FARO

Wed. Apr. 24 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu. Apr. 25 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu. Apr. 25 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 26 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun. Apr. 28 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun. Apr. 28 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Apr. 30 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue. Apr. 30 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed. May. 1 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 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. 24 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. Apr. 24 Rock Band for Teens and Preteens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 24 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 24 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. Apr. 24 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Apr. 24 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu. Apr. 25 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Apr. 25 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Thu. Apr. 25 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 26 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri. Apr. 26 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Apr. 26 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri. Apr. 26 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri. Apr. 26 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Apr. 26 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 26 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri. Apr. 26 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat. Apr. 27 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Apr. 28 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Apr. 28 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Apr. 28 An Evening in Africa with Debra Schnabel and George Figdor 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 29 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon. Apr. 29 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com

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Mon. Apr. 29 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Apr. 29 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 29 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Apr. 29 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Apr. 30 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Apr. 30 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue. Apr. 30 Fun Science 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue. Apr. 30 The Rice Brothers - theater 8:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. May. 1 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed. May. 1 Rock Band for Teens and Preteens 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. May. 1 Board Games 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. May. 1 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. May. 1 Homework Help 5:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed. May. 1 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. May. 1 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed. Apr. 24 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. 24 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu. Apr. 25 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu. Apr. 25 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Apr. 25 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Apr. 25 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri. Apr. 26 Investing in Place Communities & Regions Building for Success Da Ku Cultural Centre Registration is free, limited seating. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks provided. For more info call 456-3925 or email Pat.Titus@gov.yk.ca Fri. Apr. 26 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Tue. Apr. 30 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Apr. 30 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed. May. 1 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. May. 1 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed. May. 1 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Sun. Apr. 28 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. 29 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net

MARSH LAKE

Until May 18 Art Exhibit - Joanne Porayko Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 24 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 24 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. Apr. 24 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend. Thu. Apr. 25 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri. Apr. 26 Friday Night Dinner & Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 27 Bird Origami Workshop 10:00 AM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Learn the art of origami make your own origami swan, duck, or crane. Sat. Apr. 27 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Apr. 27 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun. Apr. 28 Watercolour Landscape Workshop 1:00 PM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Local artist Daphne Mennell will be on hand to share tips with aspiring artists. Materials will be provided. No experience is required. Email envweb@gov.yk.ca for more info. Tue. Apr. 30 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Apr. 30 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May. 1 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May. 1 Brownie Mountain Hike 6:30 PM Swan Haven Interpretive Centre This short but steep hike is also known as M’Clintock West Ridge. Email envweb@gov. yk.ca for more information. Please view the hike online beforehand. Wed. May. 1 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed. May. 1 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Thu. Apr. 25 Mayo’s Got Talent 7:00 PM Mayo Curling Arena To celebrate the re opening of the Anglican Church, come and discover Mayo’s Got Talent Community Concert. Refreshments and Admission is Free! Fri. Apr. 26 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 28 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon. Apr. 29 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. 897-996-2043 Tue. Apr. 30 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

Wed. May. 1 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed. May. 1 Aerial Fabric-Beginners 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Must Register Wed. May. 1 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. May. 1 Group Cycling w/ Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. May. 1 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. May. 1 Yoga w/Therese 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

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Thu. Apr. 25 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun. Apr. 28 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue. Apr. 30 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. 24 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat S Wed. Apr. 24 Aerial Fabric-Beginners 8:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Must Register Wed. Apr. 24 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 24 Group Cycling w/ Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 24 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 24 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. 907983-2679 reccenter@skagway.org Wed. Apr. 24 Yoga w/Therese 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed. Apr. 24 Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 25 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Apr. 25 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 25 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Apr. 25 Pickleball for Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 25 Restorative Yoga 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Apr. 25 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 26 SpinYOGA 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri. Apr. 26 Aerial Fabric-Open Hang 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Sat. Apr. 27 Health Fair 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Call or email for more info. 907-983-2679 reccenter@skagway.org Sat. Apr. 27 Yoga w/Gillian 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Apr. 27 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Apr. 27 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun. Apr. 28 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 29 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon. Apr. 29 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 29 Group Cycling w/ Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 29 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 29 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Apr. 29 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. 30 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Apr. 30 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 30 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Apr. 30 Pickleball for Adults 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Apr. 30 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. 30 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

Wed. Apr. 24 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Apr. 24 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Apr. 24 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. 25 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Sat. Apr. 27 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Tue. Apr. 30 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. May. 1 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. May. 1 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. May. 1 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. May. 1 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN

Tue. Apr. 23 Community Consultations Teslin Rec Center Call 390-2180 or email stoneman@northwestel.net for more info. Thu. Apr. 25 Community Consultations - Community Dinner 6:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Call 390-2180 or email stoneman@ northwestel.net for more info. Thu. Apr. 25 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. 26 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. 26 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. 30 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Apr. 30 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. 30 5k Run - 2.5k Walk 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Tue. Apr. 30 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. 25 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu. Apr. 25 Community Kitchen 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre A afternoon of being in the kitchen, cooks some nutritious meals and bake some goodies to take home. Thu. Apr. 25 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Apr. 25 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Sun. Apr. 28 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Apr. 29 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Apr. 30 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue. Apr. 30 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

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ith over 100 titles and four million books in print, Sigmund Brouwer is a bestselling author of books for children, young adults and adults. He will be one of the mentor authors at this year’s Young Authors’ Conference on May 2 and 3, which is part of the Yukon Writers’ Festival taking place that week. Brouwer was hooked on books and writing early on and he knows exactly why. “By far and away, the answer is a single word—story. I was an avid reader of fiction from the day that I was hooked by the Hardy Boys series and, as a result, always dreamed of being a published author.” When Brouwer was about 30, the first of his series, The Accidental Detectives, was accepted for publication. “Even after my first manuscript was accepted and contracted … it still didn’t seem real. I kept waiting for someone to stop me and point out that I was running a bluff. After the manuscript to the second book in the series was accepted, I began to relax a bit more. And, finally, after the series was extended, I knew that yes, I was an ‘author.’” As might be expected from his

early interests, he’s still all about the story. “I tend to write plot-driven stories, but, to me, the plot won’t work until the motivations of the characters seem legitimate, so my primary focus is on figuring out why a character will keep trying to overcome the obstacles that form the plot line.” Lot of writers will admit they are the real villains in their stories, always creating problems for their characters and putting them in peril. Brouwer actually advises

routines he prefers to follow. “I try to get my writing done in the morning, because I enjoy visiting schools with my Rock and Roll Literacy presentations. (see www.RockAndRoll-Literacy.com). If I’ve visited two or three schools during the day, there’s not much emotional energy left in the tank to get some writing finished.” He really enjoys those school visits, by the way. “I love, love, love the chance to spend time in workshops and presentations with students.

Sigmund Brouwer will be one of the mentor authors at this year’s Young Authors’ Conference on May 2nd and 3rd

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“My agent recently started doing some calculations. Many of my presentations are to whole-school assemblies of up to 400 students at a time. We realized that since my first book was published in 1990, I’ve had a chance to present to 1,000,000 students across Canada and the United States.

Devil’s Pass (2012), was also a finalist in the previous year. This one was part of a multi-author series called The Seven, and was set in the Yukon and Northwest Territories on the Canol Road. His adult novel, Thief of Glory, was selected as a Book of the Year for the American Christy Awards and is a winBrouwer ner of the Alberta’s Readers Choice Awards.

“We needed to double check that because it’s a crazy number, but I present at about 150 schools

“I love, love, love the chance to spend time in workshops and presentations with students.”

young writers to think that way about their stories and characters. “Great stories grab the reader emotionally,” he said. “So put your character in a problem situation that makes us laugh, cry, get angry or grosses us out, and you’ll have us hooked.” As a full time writer, he has

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per year.” Brouwer is more than just prolific. His novel, Dead Man’s Switch (2014), was the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Canada’s best young adult mystery of the year and was a finalist in the TD Children’s Book Awards. Another young adult novel,

Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@ whatsupyukon.com.

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our protector, with a big woof that hid her waggy, loving nature. The timing was fateful. In April, Alexis, my loving partner and soulmate, was diagnosed with cancer for a second time. She had survived almost six years from her first bout of breast cancer, but the treatments had not killed all the cancer cells and they had now spread through many organs. The prognosis was poor and it was deemed terminal. It was at this PRINCESS

I’m afraid it’s time sweetie. Posie can no longer keep food down and she is starting to suffer. - Bob Gardiner to his wife, Alexis

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nyone who has had to say goodbye to a cherished pet will know the sadness that comes from making that final decision. Our Posie, a terrier cross that my wife and I rescued when she was 12, was now 17 and in distress. She had been our family member for five years, joining us as we crossed the country in our motorhome and travelled to Yukon. She was missed immediately.

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time that the family came together, including Princess, who seemed to sense something critical was happening. She cuddled more with Alexis. She also travelled with us to appointments for tests, treatments and diagnosis.

approached, we spent several nights in the hospice room, with Princess curled up at the side of the bed. Sadly, on November 1, Alexis passed. I don’t need to describe the pain and sadness of such a loss for me and the family. Princess and I spent several days with family before returning to our home in rural Saskatchewan. The home felt empty and sad, but I did not feel as lonely as I might have because I had Princess to share the situation. Princess seemed to cuddle closer to me at bedtime. She also gave me an important task—to keep us both healthy with good food and exercise. So what did I learn and what can I advise based on my experience? Through our time together, Alexis and I always shared our life with a canine companion who came from a rescue situation. The love of our canine pals enhanced our life and provided important support in tough times. As seniors, in particular, consider adopting a rescue dog and bring them into your forever home. The joyful opportunities just might show up at the most important times in your life. It’s amazing how much love you will find to share and how much love and companionship you will receive in return.

That was September. By December we were ready to adopt another As the disease developed faster canine family member. In our 20 than anticipated, we three became years together, Alexis and I had closer as a family. When Alexis It’s now been nearly six months always had a rescue dog. Not having a needed to enter hospital and then companion left an empty space in our hospice, Princess was an important since Alexis passed. Princess and I have eased into a new routine and lives. Serendipitously, at that time part of her are finding ways to carry on. We we heard about a rescue have discovered that we have farm called Ageless Acres in lots of room in our rural Saskatchewan. Jill and home and our hearts Lane Erickson, the owners, to share with another make it their life’s passion companion. So we to rescue dogs and cats in went back to Ageless unhealthy situations. We Acres to talk to Jill discovered they had several and Lane. One of their dogs ready to be adopted R A CUDDLE adoptees was Katie, a NUZZLING IN FO into new forever homes. We ON THE COUCH. 12-year-old black collie were interviewed to ensure cross who had found it we had a positive home. We comfort. ALEXIS IN difficult to find a forever HOSPITAL met three possible adoptees to see if She was allowed . home for her last years. there was chemistry to bond us all. into both the With a wag of her tail, In December, Princess came into hospital and hospice for visits. In Princess said she liked Katie. I felt our lives. She is a catahoula cross, a fact, we were encouraged to bring she was another gentle soul. So our real cattle working dog according to her with us. The caregivers knew family now has three members— our rancher friends and neighbors. and recommended the benefits of Bob, Princess and Katie. Princess She is a snuggler who enjoys cuddling Princess’s support and affection. still bosses me around and is for sure on the couch or shuffling beside When she entered Alexis’s room she the alpha member, and both dogs us in bed. Within days she was a would immediately go to Alexis and give me unconditional PAWsitive permanent and joyful member of the comfort her with kisses. She even support. family. She also established herself as tried to get into her bed. As the end What’s Up Yukon is interested in hearing YOUR pawsitive tail. For details, contact monica@whatsupyukon.com

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here’s no doubt things are popping with Klondike Kettle Corn. The small business went from selling a few bags of kettle corn at the 2010 Fireweed Community Market to having the product available at local grocery stores, gas stations, fundraisers, parties and via popcorn subscription box. For Katie Young (aka Katie Popcorn), it involved moving the business ahead in sync with family time and raising two boys. Young’s kids, Jack and Cody, were raised crawling around in the grass and watching from their playpens as their mom made kettle corn. Cody attended his first community market when he was just seven days old. “Fitting this business in with raising two boys, I am sure it has

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helped their confidence and independence. They definitely understand the meaning of hard work!” she said. Young can’t help but laugh when she thinks about the greatest challenge of running the business. As she does, Jack interrupts, looking for some kettle corn to snack on. “Work/ life balance,” she said. “When you have a business that is so close to your heart, that is so personal, it is challenging to not get totally immersed in it. But I’ve managed to grow the business around the needs of the boys. For example, this year, with the boys in school, I have put tons of work into running the business, marketing, getting a new website up.” While Young wasn’t sure she was destined to become an entrepreneur before Klondike Kettle Corn

took off, she feels she has always had the organizational skills and abilities. It was kind of a natural progression, considering she’s also a foodie and has worked as a chef at a major restaurant, as well as in catering and camp kitchens. Young makes her kettle corn in a 160 quart, hand-spun kettle. Sugar is added to the hot kernels before they pop so they can caramelize. Once they pop, they are dumped into the sorting bin and sprinkled with salt. But there is much more to Klondike Kettle Corn than the standard recipe, or there can be anyway. Young uses magic mushroom kernels and any one of five essential flavors including dark chocolate and sea salt, caramel and cheddar, Buffalo blue cheese, sweet and salty, and white cheddar. She estimates she has around 30 specialty recipes and the number is growing all the time. The growing list of specialty recipes feeds Young’s creativity. She experiments with different ingredients to make the product taste like what she’s aiming for. Working on different recipes also feeds an aspect of her greatest passion in running Klondike Kettle Corn. “My biggest reward from running this business is being a part of the Whitehorse community. When I started this business at the Fireweed Community Market, I would have customers approach me with different ways to incorporate kettle corn in their events, whether it was a promotional giveaway at trade shows, or party favors for weddings or graduations. Now the business is at a point where we can give back to the community by sponsoring different events that bring people together. Being a part of the Fireweed Community Market, including being on the board, has really fostered that sense of community for me.” Being part of the community and being a local entrepreneur

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Katie Young has built her business into a year-round production with supply to Yukon businesses also means supporting other small local businesses. In working with other local companies, Young has incorporated products or ingredients from Free Pour Jenny’s, Axe & Crocus, The Maple Rush, Elemental Farms, Cultured Fine Cheese and Bean North. “Christmas time and summer are full-on production. After the Christmas season, I put more work into marketing and sponsorships. It’s been really fun to be part of the great events that happen in our community, like the Yukon Quest, the Aurora 360 project and the Available Light Film Festival.” It isn’t always easy. Young recalls a time when she was participating in Rendezvous. “It was forty below and the wind was blowing so hard we had to take down our tent and try to protect the flame for the kettle, but we still kept going and Yukoners still came out.”

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So where is Klondike Kettle Corn going? Ever since she started supplying Wykes’ Your Independent Grocer with kettle corn in July 2015, she has gone into year-round production. She also offers a popcorn subscription box, which is being taken advantage of by people all over the country. By press time, Klondike Kettle Corn will have launched a new website. Young is also working on plans to coordinate with other businesses to have her products shipped to the communities in the Yukon.

Barry is a transplanted big city guy, having moved north for the love of a Yukon woman, exploring the land and his options in semi-retirement.

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