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It all began when Mom came downstairs early to prepare her daily infliction of porridge on the seven ravenous members of the clan. There, slightly above and to the left of the stove top, was irrefutable evidence of a criminal act. A name. My name. Boldly printed in prussian blue on the shiny, apple- green surface. The presumed miscreant was swiftly roused from his bed, summarily judged guilty, and duly punished by a few hearty smacks from a wooden spoon that should, cont’d on page 3 ...

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As Granny said, mind your ascenders and descenders ... cont’d by rights, have been otherwise occupied stirring oatmeal. It’s a rebuke that still stings 70 years later. Not on my butt, but in my mind. What stings most is not the long-ago tanning of my nether region, but the gross injustice it entailed. I had been charged, tried and condemned for a crime of someone else’s doing. I made no tearful confession. There were no eye-witnesses. The entire case hinged on circumstantial evidence alone. Yes, I was learning how to print at the time, and eager to practice doing so on every possible occasion. Even then, it seems, I harboured ambitions of becoming a writer and leaving my mark on the world. But I was not the author of this heinous deed. Even now, I remain convinced that one of my three older siblings framed me, with diabolical effect, by capitalizing on a quirk in my printing style at the time. What swayed the jury was the incontrovertible fact that my name in prussian blue on that apple-green wall included slight ascenders on the middle two letters. Instead of ‘Kenneth’, it read ‘Kehheth’. Ouch. To this day, I always mind my Ps and Qs. But I especially mind my Ns.

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PHOTO: courtesy of Queer Yukon been focused around dances and bars, and we thought it would be a great thing to give youth that opportunity (with this event.)” Though he said it’s not just youth that need support when coming out. Ideally, he’d like to see a permanent queer space in Whitehorse. “Having a permanent space with staff who are able to advance these issues with [Yukon government] and in the community would be really fantastic,” he said. “The second piece of that is to work with the communities and engage them and see what we could do to bring queer issues out in the open.There

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Wed Jun 5 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed Jun 5 Garden Day at WPL 12:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Join our plant cuttings and seedlings swap -- Bring cuttings from your favourite houseplants or extra seedlings you don’t have room for in your garden, and swap for something new to you! Wed Jun 5 Seniors Tea 1:30 PM Coast High Country Inn It’s an enjoyable afternoon of tea, music and friends. Wed Jun 5 Rendezvous Spring Auction 5:30 PM Lumel Studios Your opportunity to bid on some great items and experiences! For more information email info@yukonrendezvous.com Wed Jun 5 Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:00 PM A&W

Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Wed Jun 5 Fermentation Workshops Fermented Sauces 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Workshops include demo, samples, handouts + a jar to ferment. Contact Angelune at 334-6627 or by email harvester@nomadicharvests.com to register. Wed Jun 5 Legion Texas Hold’Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Wed Jun 5 1000% Queer Trivia 7:00 PM Winterlong Brewing Co. Be smart, learn a thing or two, and walk away with awesome prizes! Registration at 7:00, 2-6 person teams, Wed Jun 5 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Jun 5 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu Jun 6 Da Kų Nän Ts’étthèt Celebration of Drumming, Song and Dance Da Ku Cultural Centre For more information call or email. 6343300 Thu Jun 6 Fireweed Community Market Outdoor Market 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Local produce, baked goods, live plants, local meats, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more Thu Jun 6 Op Nanook-Tatigiit Open House 4:30 PM Canada Games Centre See our mock reception centre at the Canada Games Centre Flexihall, including emergency response vehicles and a military helicopter, information displays, and enjoy a BBQ. Thu Jun 6 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 Jun 6 Business Awards Banquet 2019 6:30 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Spotlight on many businesses that help make Whitehorse a vibrant and memorable place to do business. RSVP online. Thu Jun 6 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 Jun 6 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thurs June 6th, Storytelling at Well-Read Books, presented by Walk Between Worlds. 4137 4th Ave. Doors open 6:30pm, runs 7-9pm. For more info email walkbworlds@gmail.com. Fri Jun 7 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 Jun 7 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 Jun 7 Yukon Pride 50 Years of Showing Up & Showing Off 6:00 PM Antoinette’s Restaurant Set 3 course menu with vegan options - 2 seatings: 6 pm and 8 pm, stop in or call 668 3505 for reservations. Fri Jun 7 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 Jun 7 Wine & Cheese Pairing - Italian Wines 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. A tour of Italian wines, one luscious glass at a time. Call or email to register or for more info. Must be 19 years of age to attend. 335-4133 Sat Jun 8 Yukon Pride 2019: 24 Hours of Gaylight Whitehorse, Yukon Main Street Parade and PSAC Picnic, dance and pride paddle. Email queeryukon@yahoo.ca for details. Sat Jun 8 Downtown Community Garage Sale 9:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon come together and offload their amazing household wares, wonders and novelties on the lucky people of Whitehorse. Want in on the action? Register your garage sale online. Sat Jun 8 Cars and Coffee 10:00 AM Territorial Auto Parts Enjoy a Saturday morning coffee with other car people. Sat Jun 8 2019 MS Walk 10:30 AM Rotary Peace Park Walk and join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. Register online, email or call for more information. 1-866-991-0577 ext.7261 Sat Jun 8 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 Jun 8 Pride Parade and Picnic 12:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Register your float online. and join us for a picnic for the whole family, games and bouncy castle! Please bring your own water bottle to the picnic. Aiming for zero waste, so no plastic water bottles. 336-1561

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Sat Jun 8 Printmaking 1:00 PM Arts Underground Instructed by Martha Richie, Call 667-4080 or email reception@artsunderground.ca to register. Sat Jun 8 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 Sun Jun 9 Pride Paddle 11:30 AM Rotary Peace Park Register at Up North Adventures - 12 noon from Rotary Park and arrive at the Takhini River Bridge between around 4pm. 336-1561 Sun Jun 9 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 Jun 9 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 Jun 10 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 Jun 10 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 Jun 10 Legion Scrabble Meet 1:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Mon Jun 10 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 Jun 10 Euchre Night 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! 667-2802 Tue Jun 11 Preparing You for Your Class 7 9:00 AM Kenadan Ku - House of Learning Need your Class 7 Driver’s License (Learner’s), but would like some help studying for the test? To register and for more information, contact 633-8422 ext. 512 or ann.jirousek@kdfn.net Tue Jun 11 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 Jun 11 Basic and Beginners Ukulele Group 7:00 PM Music Yukon Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information.

KIDS & FAMILIES

Wed Jun 5 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 Jun 5 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 Jun 5 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 Jun 5 Family Regalia Sewing Circle 1:00 PM Champagne And Aishihik First Nation - Whitehorse Office Youth, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews welcome. Create your regalia or finish up other sewing projects in a family friendly sewing circle for everyone. Call 335-2759 or email djim@ caf for more info. Wed Jun 5 McIntyre Field Sports 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Equipment and food are provided! Consent form is required. Call 334-8718 for more info. . Wed Jun 5 Softball Skills Training - Youth Recreation 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Youth ages 5 - 18, Equipment and snacks provided! For more info call 334-8717. Thu Jun 6 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 Jun 6 Kindergarten Fair 12:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre RSVP to Kathryn or Amy-Lynn at 335-4477 Thu Jun 6 Summer Kickoff Party at the Pioneer Hotel 3:00 PM Shipyards Park 668 6535 Enjoy snacks and cake, outdoor activities, and more. Learn about our exciting summer programs, browse the free book store, and visit the Fireweed Market. Thu Jun 6 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 Jun 6 Boys and Girls Club of Yukon 20th Birthday Celebration 5:00 PM Boston Pizza Birthday Party & Silent Auction, minute to win it,

arts & crafts and prizes, Claire Ness is joining us and will be hosting balloon animals and circus fun, Thu Jun 6 Spring Rock Climbing Club 5:30 PM Equinox Adventures Visit a variety of climbing sites around Whitehorse for climbing, belaying, rappelling, leadership development and character building. No experience necessary Ages 7-14 Sign up email todayequinoxyukon.com or call 334-3725 Thu Jun 6 A MAD Production: Seniors Tea 6:00 PM Wood Street School A flash back to the 50’s and 60’s. Songs from the good ol’ days with some fun throwback grooves and a collection of lip syncs choreographed by the students. Entry fee: by donation!! Thu Jun 6 Youth Drop In Gymnastics 7:30 PM Polarettes 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 Jun 7 Learning Together 9:00 AM Elijah Smith Elementary School Ages 3+, play time, games, songs, snacks included. Drop in anytime, call 6675992 for more info. Fri Jun 7 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Fri Jun 7 Run Club - Youth 5 - 18 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Running games and fun on Friday afternoons! This is a drop-in activity and snacks are provided. Call 334-8718 for more information and consent forms. Fri Jun 7 Family Regalia Sewing Circle 5:00 PM Whitehorse United Church Youth, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews welcome. Create your regalia or finish up other sewing projects in a family friendly sewing circle for everyone. Call 335-2759 or email djim@cafn.ca for more info. Fri Jun 7 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 Jun 7 Teen Pride Extravaganza 7:30 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center Karaoke. Featured drag queen Freya. Dance party featuring DJ Jeremy Parkin! Substance-free event. Free admission.Text Loughran 334-8402 for more info. Fri Jun 7 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat Jun 8 Youth League 11:00 AM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Cards from all Magic sets are legal. 60 card format. Ages 18 and under. Sat Jun 8 Family Drop In Gymnastics 3:00 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Call 668-4794 for more information. Sun Jun 9 2019 Kids’ Triathlon 9:30 AM Canada Games Centre Encourage children ages 5-14 to be active and healthy through sport! Register online. Sun Jun 9 Children’s Day 2019 10:45 AM Church of the Nazarene A special Childrens service there will be a hot dog BBQ and prizes for kids out on our deck. Sun Jun 9 Modern Horizons 12:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Mon Jun 10 Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 6675239 for more information. Mon Jun 10 Family Regalia Sewing Circle 5:00 PM Whitehorse United Church Youth, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews welcome. Create your regalia or finish up other sewing projects in a family friendly sewing circle for everyone. Call 335-2759 or email djim@cafn.ca for more info. Tue Jun 11 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. Tue Jun 11 Spring Rock Climbing Club 5:30 PM Equinox Adventures Visit a variety of climbing sites around Whitehorse for climbing, belaying, rappelling, leadership development and character building. No experience necessary Ages 7-14 Sign up email todayequinoxyukon.com or call 334-3725

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

Wed Jun 5 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 Jun 5 Pitch Workshop with Frank Erschen 9:00 AM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub A special workshop presented by Frank Erschen, a wellknown coach/mentor who helps develop and refine pitches. Register online. Wed Jun 5 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 Jun 5 Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce AGM 11:30 AM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Email Business@whitehorsechamber.ca for more information. Thu Jun 6 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 Jun 6 Entrepreneur Speaker Series with Anto Yukon’s Kym Rempel 5:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub An enchanting story of a local entrepreneur who is getting down to business without getting her hands dirty. cocktails and snacks provided. Register online. Thu Jun 6 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 Jun 6 Kluane National Park and Reserve Management Plan Open Houses 6:00 PM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre The 10-year review of the management plan for Kluane National Park and Reserve is underway! Your feedback will help shape the draft management plan. Thu Jun 6 Create the Business You Really Want 7:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Entrepreneurial exploration program designed to assist early-stage entrepreneurs in becoming mindful. Email ruth@ ruthlera.com to register. Sat Jun 8 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 Mon Jun 10 Inclusion Yukon AGM & BBQ Dance Party 4:30 PM YACL Office A free bbq and meet and greet with our board members. 667-4606 Mon Jun 10 BYTE’s AGM 5:30 PM Shipyards Park Tue Jun 11 Yukon Avalanche Association AGM 5:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Pizza, learn about our initiatives, meet our board of directors, and get involved/run for a board position. Tue Jun 11 Yukon Historical and Museums Association AGM 7:00 PM Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Email info@heritageyukon.ca or call us at 667-4704 for more information

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

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nce you cut a tree down, you can count the number of years it has stood by counting the annual rings around the stump. It might surprise many that you can get a pretty good idea how old a fish is by counting the rings on a single scale. When we used the big box traps in the St. Lawrence River, we removed a fish from the net, measured its total length and girth, placed a tag on it and, while one person was doing that, the other would count the annual rings on a scale to get its age. As far as a fish’s sight goes, it varies according to the species. At close range, their sight is exceptionally good, but fades as the distance increases. Here is one for the opticians—the eye on the right side of the fish is connected to the left side of the fish’s brain and the left eye is connected to the right side of the brain. This results in the fish being able to actually see in two different directions. As far as distinguishing colours, most would believe that their red lures are the best colour and that they retain that colour (from a fish’s perspective) at great depths. Actually, at a depth of 10 feet, the colour red diminishes. Yellow-coloured baits still hold their bright colour at a depth of 50

Murray answers some unusual questions about fish PHOTO: Pixabay feet, while at 35 feet, they hold about 40 per cent of their colour. Surprisingly, green and blue hold 80 per cent of their colour at 10 feet. At a depth of about 70 feet, they retain close to 70 per cent of their bright colour. Fish such as the bass and pike (both shallow water fish) will be attracted to just about every colour. The reason, of course, is the depth at which the sunlight penetrates the water. Deep water fish

are attracted to the green, yellow and blue baits because there is less sunlight to affect the colour of the bait. Now you may wonder, can fish smell? Yep, and so do some of the fishermen I know. Actually, some fish have a very keen sense of smell. Once again, this varies between different species. Like humans and other animals, they do have taste buds on their tongues. Back in my conservation

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officer days on the St. Lawrence River, I knew one fisherman that used to keep his favorite baits in a container with dew worms. He claimed he was using both smell and sight to catch his fish. Some laughed at him, but I regularly saw him on the river with a fish or two while others were being skunked. Do fish actually sleep? It may be surprising to some, but they not only sleep, there are fish in

the far arctic that sometimes are actually encased in ice. Once that ice melts and sets the fish free, it goes back to normal. That one I have never had the experience with, but I have been told by experts in the trade that it is factual. Fish do sleep, but the difference here between fish and animals is that fish cannot close their eyes. Generally they will rest on the bottom of the river when they do go to sleep. What about the feel of pain? We do know that fish are cold-blooded creatures. Being so, many would guess they do not feel pain. A fish does not feel pain like animals do, but there is a sense of pain with fish, although very marginal. Let’s say you, being a human, were to get a hook in your hand. Would you pull back on the hook or ease towards the hook, which would result in less pain. When a fish is hooked, it immediately jerks back. To me, I would say that if there is pain, it is very minimal. I would suggest it is more a resistance, a fight or something along that line of thinking. Murray Martin is a former Ontario conservation officer and a longstanding member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada.


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avory balls tucked into crispy bread and dripping with gooey cheese. This classic sub shop favorite is easy to make at home. If you’re having people over for lunch, or planning to take them on a picnic, you can make the meatballs and sauce, then just reheat them and assemble the sandwiches before you leave. Make sure to wrap them in foil to preserve that great gooey cheese. Serves 4

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TUES, JUNE 4

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Queer Film Night

50 Years of Showing Up and Showing Off

Pride Parade

Yukon River Paddle

Rally: 12:45pm Main St + 6th Ave Depart: 1:15pm via Main St to the Shipyards Park Fruit Loop, along the Waterfront Trail

11:30am: Rotary Park to the Takhini River Bridge. $15/person for shuttle. Please register in advance at Up North Adventures. 15% discount on rentals.

6:30pm: Stonewall Uprising Fascinating documentary that provides the story of this pivotal moment in LGBTQ2S+ rights.

Our own Antoinette is hosting a dinner and variety show: Music, drag, comedy and more!

8pm: Giant Little Ones Wise and clear-eyed, this enormously refreshing teen drama is more nuanced than the usual coming-out story. PG 14+

3 course menu w/ vegan options Two seatings: 6pm, 8pm $56 (includes tax + gratuity)

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Teen Pride Extravaganza

WED, JUNE 5 1000% Queer Trivia 7pm: Winterlong Brewing 2 to 6 person teams No team? Come anyway! Win prizes, you smartypants. Free admission. All ages.

Full line-up and tix, visit AntoinettesRestaurant.com

New for 2019: Float Contest! Prizes and guaranteed fame.

Picnic at Shipyards Park 2pm: BBQ hosted by YEU Activities for kids, including a Bouncy Castle! What!? Yes.

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Queer as Funk

Every venue will have all-gender washrooms.

Doors: 7:30pm Show: 9pm North of Ordinary Centre Substance-free event.

Vancouver’s sharpest-dressed queer funk band is back, with a repertoire ranging from beloved funk, soul and Motown classics, to contemporary pop favourites.

Please bring your own water bottle to the picnic. Aiming for zero waste, so no plastic water bottles will be given out.

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8pm: Kwanlin DĂźn Cultural Centre. $15. All ages.

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Featured drag queen Freya. Karaoke. Dance party featuring DJ Jeremy Parkin!

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The cast of Newsies will bring the Disney musical to stage beginning June 14 PHOTOS: courtesy of Yukon Theatre for Young People

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isney’s Newsies, put on by Yukon Theatre for Young People (YTYP), will premiere on June 14 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The cast for the Tonywinning Broadway play consists of more than 30 youth performers, ranging from nine to 19-years-old, as well as another eight professional Yukon actors. Brian Fidler is the director, Allyn Walton is do-

ing choreography, Scott Maynard is the musical director and Greg Murdoch is playing the lead role. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the stirring story of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When publishers raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city

to strike against the unfair conditions, changing working conditions for children all across the state. Based on the true story, which was the basis for the 1992 motion picture, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills, an amazing cast of young, local talent and a timeless message. Katherine McCallum and fellow producer Angela Drainville chose this show because of its capacity to offer roles to a huge number of young performers. “We wanted to focus on youth and this show was perfect,” said McCallum. She and Drainville started Yukon Theatre for Young People to create extracurricular theatre opportunities for youth of all ages and to give young aspiring

performers the chance to work in a professional environment. “Both Angela and I have kids that are performers and are so happy that the original conversation about starting a youth theatre is now a reality.” Fidler expressed his amazement at the amount of young, local talent in the Yukon. “We had a lot of kids come to the audition,” said Fidler. “We took them all!” Rehearsals for the show started in April, once a week on Saturdays for four hours. In May the cast started rehearsing three times a week for a total of eight to 10 hours. “The spirit of the whole crew is excellent,” said Fidler. “I am having a lot of fun and the kids too. It’s already coming across onstage.” Murdoch plays leading man, Jack Kelly. Murdoch has always had a passion for music, acting and the performing arts. When he was 16, he started performing professionally as a full cast member with the Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. He was a part of the MAD program at the Wood Street Centre for three years. He has also performed in professional local shows such as Dog Town and the Klondike Follies. This past year he was a part of a musical compilation show in Edmonton. In the fall he will be attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts to study musical theatre in Victoria. “After I got the lead part I

watched the movie of the musical and pretty much loved every song,” said Murdoch. “This show replicates today, because it is about the younger generation standing up to the older generation demanding that they have a say about what is going on in the world.” Murdoch said there’s always room for more arts in the Yukon. He said this show and YTYP are such an amazing chance for kids too young for MAD or youth seeking more opportunity to perform and be a part of something professional. “Everyone is doing a really great job. This is probably the most professional youth show I’ve been a part of.” Both McCallum and Fidler expressed their gratitude for the Yukon Arts Centre residency program, which helps promote a lot of local shows and gives local companies the time and space to rehearse and perform at the Yukon Arts Centre. To purchase tickets, visit YukonTickets.com.

Odessa Beatty is a writer for What’s Up Yukon. She was born and raised in the Yukon and is currently a student at McGill University. She is passionate about arts and culture.


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Fifty Years of Rotary in Whitehorse Reflecting on a community club by Barry Waitt

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he Rotary Club of Whitehorse has been serving the city for 50 years and it is time to celebrate and acknowledge its history and accomplishments. As a service organization, Rotary is well-known in Whitehorse, what with the annual Rotary Music and Dance Festival and Rotary Peace Park. It may be helpful, though, to understand the Rotary Club of Whitehorse in a broader context. Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs across 216 countries. Members are dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, building community goodwill and bringing peace to the world. In February 1969, then-Yukon Commissioner Jim Smith invited members of the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert to visit Whitehorse to meet with members of the public and private sectors. The Prince Rupert club agreed to sponsor a new Rotary club in Whitehorse and the charter for the new club was issued on April 19 of that year. Formal weekly meetings commenced in May and the charter dinner was held on June 7. Tim Koepke and Elaine Smart have been in the Rotary Club of Whitehorse since the 1980s. Koepke had been in the Kiwanis Club in Whitehorse in the early 1970s, but took a break when his children were young. He missed the community service involvement and was encouraged by friends to later join Rotary. Smart and her husband were good friends with a couple, one half of which was a stalwart Rotarian. “(Bill) talked endlessly about the club when the couples got together every Friday evening. This was at a time when women were not allowed in Rotary and so I would ‘rag him’ about him going on about the bloody old men’s club,” said Smart. Rotary International changed

the rules to allow women to join in 1988 and Smart was the second woman (tied with Pam Buckway) to join the club after Bill had told her to ‘put up or shut up.’ It wasn’t an entirely warm welcome for Smart when she first joined. Ten years later though, she was the club’s second female president. She has seen many female members and female Presidents since. Smart indicated that the project she is most proud of is a recent one. “I’m most proud of Little Footprints, Big Steps (LFBS). I think Morgan would have found it much harder to get off the ground without that initial input from us. She would have made it because she has that kind of determination, but it wouldn’t have been so quick without Rotary.” LFBS is a non-profit organization started by Morgan Wienberg of Whitehorse, which focuses on child protection in Haiti. When Weinberg was 18 years old, she lived in an orphanage in Haiti for five months. She decided to stay longer to address the terrible conditions many children were facing there. Koepke pointed to the Rotary Music and Dance Festival, which exceeded 1,500 participants this year. “With 700 to 1,200 participants for many years and having celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, the number of people impacted by the festival is amazing. I also take pride in the focus on youth and the club’s response to community needs, such as projects at Mount Sima, the warm-up shack and the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.” Smart, who is currently the club’s membership chair, explained how Rotary has become more relaxed in terms of attendance at meetings, being able to participate in a number of ways

(including service time in attendance requirements) and having different types of membership. Koepke said the club has suffered from membership loss and that there is a lack of appeal to younger people, who are so busy, but that this is common for service organizations across North America. During the time that Smart was President, the club had 61 members (it now has 26 full members and eight honorary members), but that number decreased when the Rotary Club of Whitehorse Rendezvous was formed in order to give members and potential members an option in terms of meeting times. The Rendezvous club meets at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Yukon Inn. When asked if Rotary had changed them, both Koepke and Smart emphasized the benefits of being a Rotarian and being able to go to Rotary meetings and events with other clubs. Both have enjoyed the warm welcome of many clubs around the world, witnessed amazing fundraising and local development projects responding to local needs, and both are honorary members of clubs in other countries. When the conversation drifted to how many ducks each had in their homes, I found out that the rubber ducks used in the Rotary Canada Day duck race were replaced six to seven years ago and the old “fleet” was sent to a Rotary club in North Vancouver. Nice to have a fresh fleet of ducks! If you would like to check it out, the Rotary Club of Whitehorse meets on Fridays at noon at the Westmark Hotel (except for July and August, contact Barry at bwaitt77@gmail.com).

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. He also fills up his time as President of the Rotary Club of Whitehorse.

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The Inside Edge Memoirs #1

“There is always a reason why somebody wins a ski race and everybody else doesn’t.” — Dave Murray

Steiner aces the rut fluff to win March 15, 1986 at the men’s downhill in Whistler, B.C.

by Doug Sack

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y the time the 1986 Molson’s World Cup men’s downhill and Super G, aka The White Circus, rolled into town on March 15, 1986 to close out the 85/86 racing season, I was wellestablished as the first-ever sports editor of The Whistler Question. I was also the columnist behind The Inside Edge, the only part of the paper I actually enjoyed writing. Having arrived in town in September of 1984, I saw myself those first two winters as a World Cup ski racing writer-in-training with an eye on the upcoming 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. My mentor was former Crazy Canuck, Dave Murray, who was director of skiing on Whistler Mountain and race chairman for the downhill. He once told me his goal was to teach me to write ski racing stories the way he wished they had been written when he and the other Crazies, a group of Canadian alpine skiers with a reputation for fast and reckless skiing (Dave Irwin, Ken Read and Steve Podborski,) had been challenging Austrian Franz Klammer, the Babe Ruth of ski racing, for world supremacy. His mantra was simple. This is a direct quote, which he pounded into my brain as I was learning— ”There is always a reason why one particular racer won a ski race and the rest of them didn’t. Your job is to figure out why he or she had the fastest time and won the gold medal.” For the first two winters, I covered the Wednesday local races under the Orange Chair (Whistler’s famed chairlift), then the Nancy Green Ski Leagues (which I called the little leagues), then provincial championships and, finally, NorAm races against the Americans. That was one step below the World Cup. Murray cut and edited every story and column I wrote using coloured magic markers. His marks were like a stoplight.

Green highlights meant good; yellow meant so-so or iffy; red meant that what I had written was dead wrong, dumb, ridiculous, or not to be repeated ever again. My pages looked like rainbows when he was done with them, but the system worked because I came to loathe red, tolerate yellow and love green. I had covered every level of ski racing except the big time. By the time it finally came to town, I felt like a baseball writer arriving in the big leagues at a home game. It was the first time I used my patented modus operandi—to be on skis and on the mountain studying the course, athletes, snow and weather for all training runs, but to always be in the finish area on race day so I could watch the drama develop on the Jumbotron and interview the winners and losers. Which is exactly where I was, having a Molson beer, after Steiner won in ‘86 with no idea why. Murray came by and said to follow him into the restaurant area of Old Dusty’s, which was set up for watching videos at his yuppie ski camps. He already had a copy (from CBC) of the race that had finished and he started showing me exactly why Steiner was the winner. He skipped all the obvious highlight spots on the hill like The Fallaway, Weasel and the Toilet Bowl. He went straight to Coach’s Corner, a long, fast 90-degree right-hand turn which got rutted up almost immediately in the warm spring snow. The ruts caused a windrow of soft, fluffy snow to develop on the outside downhill side of the long L-shaped rut. Murray showed me several racers wobbling in and out of the rut and slowing down, then we watched Steiner ski it. “He made one of the best highspeed power fluff turns I’ve ever seen,” Murray said. We watched in

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Doug Sack’s early career was covering the action on the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb for The Whistler Question The Crazy Canucks have their own star on Canada’s Walk of Fame

PHOTO: Tabercil / Wikimedia Commons awe as the Austrian climbed gently out of the rut then balanced on top of the fluff all the way around and totally nailed Coach’s Corner like nobody else all day. It was as plain as the considerable nose on his face how he won that ski race. Murr wasn’t the only one who noticed. When the story came out the following Thursday, I was bombarded, both personally (in Tapley’s with beers) and in print, by ski-racing experts like Tom Pro, Chris Kent and Steve Podborski. They said it was the best race analysis they’d ever read outside of The Alps. My first swing in the major leagues was a home run because I did exactly what my coach told me to do.

Later that Spring, I was sitting in Murray’s office at Gondola Base when I noticed what appeared to be 2x4 planks with mounted bindings on the wall. When I asked him what they were, he shrugged it off saying: “A gift called ‘Crazy Canuck Demos’ from a Vancouver fan when I retired but that’s a story for another time.”

Doug Sack, 71, is the former sports editor of the Yukon News and the Whistler Question and longtime columnist for Ski Canada magazine. Before that, he was young.

NOTES March 15, 1986 Podium Gold: Anton Steiner, AUT Silver: Michael Mair, ITA Bronze: Leo Stock, AUT *****

1985-86 FINAL STANDINGS (DH) Peter Wirnsberger, AUT Peter Mueller, SUI Michael Mair, ITA 8. Anton Steiner, AUT 15. Doug Lewis, USA / Martin Bell, UK*** 20. Bill Johnson, USA*** 27. Felix Belcyck, CAN** 29. Rob Boyd, CAN* 33. *Todd Brooker, CAN* 43. Brian Stemmle, CAN* 44. Don Stevens, CAN

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Worming their way onto a kitchen counter near you

Local pair aims to change the way Yukoners compost by Danny Macdonald

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ukon Innovation Prize finalist Sabrina Clarke was a worm composting novice when she first moved to Montreal. In fact, the city didn’t have a composting program at all and residents had to devise their own solutions. Clarke lucked out by developing an idea she’s parlayed into a new project, Yukon Wigglers. “A friend [in Montreal] gave me a bin with worms and said we’d sort it out,” Clarke said. “That was six years ago.” “When I got back, I found in Whitehorse it was difficult to find worms, unless you knew someone who was doing it already.” Clarke said that composting

compatible and would create a bad smell. “It would take home kitchen scraps, veggies and soup leftovers,” Clarke said. “A lot of worm food is fibre, so newspaper, cardboard and egg cartons,” added O’Connor-Brook. According to Clarke, the worm composting box also has an advantage over conventional backyard composting and can also help replace fertilizer in Yukon yards. “I would treat it similarly to soil you’d find at the store,” she said. “It’s different than the backyard; more microbial and better for nutrients. It provides higher quality soil in smaller amounts. “It also solves some of the concerns with animal attractants in backyard composters. It also helps deal with nitrogen in the soil.” The next step for Yukon Wigglers is to make more boxes. Clarke and O’Connor-Brook expect to launch worm composting through a crowd-funding page, but anticipate that it will be predominantly local to start. “Worms are very hard to ship,” Clarke said. “But the boxes themselves can be shipped and work with locally sourced worms.” The 2019 Yukon Innovation Prize is presented by the Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College and the Department of Economic Development. The four finalists were selected for the high commercialization potential. They were provided $10,000 to further develop their idea and the prize winner will be announced in late June and will receive a further $60,000.

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

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worms can be a boon to growing in the short summer season in the territory, as it is a good way to add nutrients to the soil. At the same time, she has found there are some hurdles to taking advantage of worm composting, particularly for individuals who don’t have a secluded space in the backyard. Most worm composting is done in plastic bins that are unattractive and create storage (and smell) issues. “That’s where I got Fabian involved because most (bins) are in plastic and hidden,” Clarke said of her partner Fabian O’ConnorBrook. “We want to make it so you don’t hide it.” O’Connor-Brook crafts the wooden boxes designed for composting with the idea that they want to create something that could be on people’s kitchen countertops. In addition to choosing a modular design for stacking, the two have carefully selected construction materials. “The goal with worm boxes is to use local materials,” he said. “Use wood milled in town eventually. Limit materials from Outside, like nails and screws. We’re using a local beeswax agent to join and smooth the surface.” With composting becoming a major component of waste diversion, the scalable aspect of design presents options for people who can’t do things like residential composting, or who just want good soil said Clarke. “For every square foot you’d have four worms,” she said. “In the U.S., I’ve seen it scale up to farms and golf course to sell worms … my eyes get wide when I think how many farmers would be interested in good soil. It’s cool to be trying out new methods.” Worm composting is limited in the material that can be composted, especially given the goal of having the boxes in kitchens. Mainly, meat and greasy food isn’t

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Active Interest LISTINGS Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays, Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Fridays, Sundays Insanity®Live Drop-in Classes Mon/Fri 12:15 PM, Sun. 10:45 AM Peak Fitness Tailored to ALL fitness levels. No matter what your fitness level is, Coach Brittany will help you challenge yourself so you truly transform your body. Tuesday & Thursdays Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Muay Thai 7:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Wednesdays Adult Drop In Gymnastics 7:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Whether you’re perfecting your skills, looking for a new workout idea, or trying your first cartwheel, Call 6684794 for more information. info@polarettes.org Wednesdays Dancefit 12:00 PM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wednesdays & Sundays Velocity & Pursuit 4:30 PM Wed./10 AM Sun. Biathlon Range Fridays & Sundays COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Fridays & Sundays Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM N60 Combative Arts Sundays to Fridays, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed Jun 5 Daleydancefit Avalanche Athletics Elevate the endorphins, challenge your brain and just give you a fun workout! Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed Jun 5 Velocity 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jun 5 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jun 5 Adult Drills 6:00 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Wed Jun 5 Orienteering event 6:00 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jun 5 Rifle Silhouette Match 7:00 PM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Contact the club online to confirm match and details prior to attending match. Wed Jun 5 Looking for a Game? Adult Tennis Drop-In 7:00 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Open to season pass holders only, email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Thu Jun 6 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu Jun 6 Grappling 6:00 PM Peak Fitness Thu Jun 6 Muay Thai 7:00 PM Peak Fitness Thu Jun 6 ASC 7:00 PM Biathlon Range Fri Jun 7 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 6335245 for more info.

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Fri Jun 7 Copperbelt Charity Classic 1:00 PM Meadow Lakes Golf Club Fri Jun 7 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat Jun 8 Daleydancefit Avalanche Athletics Elevate the endorphins, challenge your brain and just give you a fun workout! Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Jun 8 Yukon Learn 2019 PGI Golf Tournament 9:00 AM Mountain View Golf Course Join us as a foursome or as an individual golfer or volunteer, and have a day of golf, entertainment, prizes, and great food. Call 668-6280 or email projects@yukonlearn.com for more info.. Sat Jun 8 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Jun 8 Aboriginal Sport Circle 5:30 PM Biathlon Range Sat Jun 8 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 Jun 8 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 Jun 9 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 PM Peak Fitness Mon Jun 10 Looking for a Game? Adult Tennis Drop-In 6:45 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Open to season pass holders only, email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Mon Jun 10 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM Peak Fitness Tue Jun 11 HIIT Outdoor Classes 12:00 PM Yukon College Meet at the gym entrance. Email percheronaudrey@gmail.com for more information. Tue Jun 11 Kangoo Jumps Outdoor Classes 12:00 PM Yukon College Meet at the gym entrance. Email percheronaudrey@gmail.com for more information. Tue Jun 11 Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 PM Peak Fitness Tue Jun 11 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue Jun 11 You’ve Got to be Kidding! 6:30 PM Environment Yukon office At the viewing area on White Mountain to see the mountain goats at a safe and respectful distance. Carpooling is encouraged for the 180-km drive. Involves an easy, 1-km hike. Wed Jun 12 Daleydancefit Avalanche Athletics Elevate the endorphin’s, challenge your brain and just give you a fun workout! Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed Jun 12 Velocity 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jun 12 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Jun 12 Adult Drills 6:00 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Email TennisYukon@gmail.com for more info. Wed Jun 12 Trail Maintenance Nights 2019 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, we will be working

Wellness LISTINGS Wed Jun 5 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 Jun 5 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Jun 5 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 Jun 5 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 Jun 5 Sacred Meditation 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective Go beyond basic mindfulness breath practice in order to touch in to the deeper essence of being. Email for more info thebreathoflifestudio@gmail.com Wed Jun 5 Your Core and Your Floor 7:30 PM Whitehorse Physiotherapy Call 667-2138 to register for our fun and interactive class! Thu Jun 6 Ladies Night at Fassy 7:00 PM FASSY an evening of fun activities and socializing for women of all ages. 393-4948 girls@ycommunityliving.com Fri Jun 7 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat Jun 8 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 6686429 for more info. Sat Jun 8 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715

on a specific trails. CMBC to provide tools and refreshments, please join with gloves and solid footwear! Email cmbcyukon@gmail.com for more info. Wed Jun 12 Salty birds 6:30 PM Environment Yukon office Rubber boots are suggested due to the harsh salt and soggy terrain. Carpooling is encouraged for the 90-km drive. Involves a 3-km, off-trail hike. Wed Jun 12 Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 PM Peak Fitness Wed Jun 12 Rifle Silhouette Match 7:00 PM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Contact the club online to confirm match and details prior to attending match. Wed Jun 12 Looking for a Game? Adult Tennis Drop-In 7:00 PM Mt Mac Tennis Courts Open to season pass holders only, email TennisYukon@ gmail.com for more info. Wed Jun 12 Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM Peak Fitness

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Sat Jun 8 Integrative Breathing 6:00 PM 7th Ray Studio A potent, safe, and natural process that utilizes conscious breathing to create healing and transformation Register online Sun Jun 9 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Location may vary please contact oayukon@ gmail.com. Mon Jun 10 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon Jun 10 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Jun 10 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue Jun 11 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 6686429 for more info. Tue Jun 11 Lunchtime Meditation Group 12:00 PM Whitehorse Wellness Center Call 668-6429 or email edmhayukon@gmail.com to register. Tue Jun 11 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 Wed Jun 12 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 Jun 12 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Jun 12 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 Jun 12 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 Jun 12 Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed Jun 12 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.

Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 6210 - 6th ave. Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Sara Steel building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance 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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Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Open Daily Courthouse Gallery Atlin Courthouse Gallery Open 11am-4pm Sat Jun 8 The AAM Festival Headquarters Gallery 11:00 AM Wed Jun 5 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sun Jun 9 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Sun Jun 9 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Jun 9 Leviathan 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre 1989 Science Fiction-Horror Starring Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern Directed by George Cosmatos Tue Jun 11 Horseshoes 7:00 PM Tarahne Park Everyone welcome.

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

BURWASH LANDING

Wed Jun 5 Kluane National Park and Reserve Management Plan Open Houses 5:00 PM Jacquot Hall The 10-year review of the management plan for Kluane National Park and Reserve is underway! Your feedback will help shape the draft management plan.

CARCROSS

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

CARMACKS

Wed. May. 29 Community Feast and Information Session 5:00 PM Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Part of a series of feasts that will be held in every Yukon community to talk about the transition to YukonU.

DAWSON CITY

Thu May 23 Art Exhibit - To Talk With Others KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Through a diverse range of media, the artists reactivate the document and ultimately continue the conversation surrounding self-determination. Free and welcoming to all. Thu Jun 6 New Hermitage 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Tickets at the door Thu Jun 6 YouTube Karaoke 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Jun 7 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre

Fri Jun 7 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Jun 7 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri Jun 7 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Jun 7 Ted Hot Chili Peppers w/special guests, Foxey Lakey - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat Jun 8 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 Jun 8 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat Jun 8 Cover Me Badd 11 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A fun, funny, and an important fundraiser for DCMF and KIAC. Local musicians will play two cover songs of their choice. Register your band now at KIAC. Call 993-5005 or email admin@kiac.ca. 993-5005. admin@kiac.ca Sat Jun 8 Older Youth Nights - Ages 18 25 7:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat Jun 8 Ted Hot Chili Peppers w/special guests, Foxey Lakey - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sun Jun 9 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon Jun 10 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Jun 10 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Jun 10 The Beading Circle - Learn to Bead Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn a few basic beading techniques and see what it takes. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for this timeless art form. Limited to 6 seats. Tue Jun 11 Wild and Rosie Apothecary Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Explore how to create beautiful, natural products with plants from our traditional territory. Tue Jun 11 Older Youth Nights - Ages 1518 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Tue Jun 11 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue Jun 11 Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 PM Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867-993-7400 Wed Jun 12 Toddler Paint 12:15 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture For ages 1-4. Must pre-register! Call KIAC at 9935005 to register or for more info. Wed Jun 12 The Beading Circle - Learn to Bead Program 1:30 PM Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre Learn a few basic beading techniques and see what it takes. You will come away with a whole new appreciation for this timeless art form. Limited to 6 seats.

FARO

Wed Jun 5 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu Jun 6 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu Jun 6 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Fri Jun 7 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Jun 9 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Jun 9 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Jun 11 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue Jun 11 Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Wed Jun 12 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

HAINES

Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:304:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Jun 5 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Jun 5 Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Jun 5 Nature Walk 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Jun 5 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Jun 5 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu Jun 6 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu Jun 6 Starvin’ Marvin Gardenin’ 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Jun 6 Lemonade Stands 101 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jun 7 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri Jun 7 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Jun 7 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri Jun 7 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail. com Fri Jun 7 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

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Fri Jun 7 Fairytale Theater 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jun 7 Spanish Fun 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jun 7 Amateur Magicians 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Jun 7 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat Jun 8 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun Jun 9 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Jun 9 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Jun 9 Mosquito Lake Community Center Market 2:00 PM Haines Borough Alaska Combining our Sunday Market with a harvest celebration. We will have food and drink for sale, as usual, and free games and activities for kids. Call to reserve a table 767-5414 Mon Jun 10 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon Jun 10 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon Jun 10 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon Jun 10 Puppets 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Jun 10 Space Heroes 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Jun 10 Gardeners’ Club 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Jun 10 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Jun 11 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Jun 11 Lego Club 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Jun 11 Aquatic Rangers 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Jun 11 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Wed Jun 12 AKtive Basketball Camp Haines Community Centre Will focus on fundamentals, attention to detail, mindset, and an array of drills that campers can take away and work on with others or on their own. Call for more information. 907-3140481 kjfossman@gmail.com Wed Jun 12 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Jun 12 Detective Time 3:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Jun 12 Nature Walk 4:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Jun 12 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Jun 12 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Jun 12 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed Jun 5 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 Jun 5 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu Jun 6 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Jun 6 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Jun 6 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Jun 6 Vest and Shawl Workshop 6:30 PM Natsekhi Ku - Healing House Call 6345361 to register, snacks provided, materials available. Thu Jun 6 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Jun 7 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival St Elias Convention Centre Email for more information. Tickets available at the Little Green Apple festival@ yukonbluegrass.com Fri Jun 7 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri Jun 7 Friday Night Salmon Bake - Featuring - The Bennett Suns 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Mon Jun 10 Vest and Shawl Workshop 6:30 PM Natsekhi Ku - Healing House Call 634-5361 to register, snacks provided, materials available. Tue Jun 11 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Jun 11 Vest and Shawl Workshop 6:30 PM Natsekhi Ku - Healing House Call 634-5361 to register, snacks provided, materials available. Tue Jun 11 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed Jun 12 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 Jun 12 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Jun 12 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Sun Jun 9 Kids Flower Garden 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. Call 667-7083 for more information.

MARSH LAKE

Wed Jun 5 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Jun 5 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Jun 5 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu Jun 6 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri Jun 7 Friday Night Dinner & Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Jun 8 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Jun 8 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue Jun 11 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Jun 11 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Jun 11 Local Advisory Council 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 6604999 Wed Jun 12 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Jun 12 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Fri Jun 7 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun Jun 9 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church )667-7746 Tue Jun 11 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu Jun 6 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun Jun 9 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-9935381 Tue Jun 11 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

SKAGWAY

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Through the thought process

Artists Michel Gignac and Gorellaume’s new work explores how ideas come to fruition

by Amber Church

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hat journey do we take to arrive at an idea? Artists Michel Gignac and Gorellaume chose to explore that pathway in their new in-situ work, Through the Thought Process, installed at Northlight Innovation Centre. “We were really inspired by the space and all of the idea generation that goes on in the building,” said Gignac. “We wanted the work to be a metaphor for what’s happening in the space every day.” “We often think of an idea as something that comes out of the blue – that a light bulb just switches on – but in actual fact there’s a long thread, or unconscious process, that it takes to get to that light bulb.” The work weaves through multiple rooms at Northlight. “We just kept expanding,” said Gorellaume, laughing. “We started with one wall and as we worked we just kept pitching to Northlight that it would look better if we took more space.” The finished product snakes in and out of walls and travels be-

Artists Michel Gignac and Gorellaume install the second phase of their new work, Through the Thought Process, at Northlight Innovation Centre tween rooms. “We let the building tell us what to do and we just kept branching out,” said Gorellaume. Through the Thought Process plays on the imagery of brain circuitry, with wires merging into an enormous mass as they travel through the building until they are eventually refined and they taper into a single strand that culminates in a light bulb, representing a clear, refined idea. It was important to the artists to seek out and scavenge previously used wire for the project. “So much of the work that goes on in Northlight is technologyfocussed, so we wanted to make reference to and remind everyone how technology impacts the land,” said Gignac. “One element of how we captured this was by reusing trash from the tech sector to create the work.” The process of scavenging the wire was an intensive one. They sourced it from many places including the Mount Lorne Transfer Station, Computers for Schools and Midnight Sun Fireworks’ 2019 Rendezvous fireworks display.

They then had to clean and trim the ends before attaching it all to the walls. “Every single wire is super glued to the wall individually,” said Gignac. “We’d put glue on a six-inch section and hold it in place until it had set enough for us to move on. We probably left a lot of our DNA on the walls.” The artists wanted to incorporate two-dimensional and threedimensional elements throughout the piece, so Gignac’s sculptural wirework is coupled to Gorellaume’s drawings and paintings of animals following the tracks of the thought process along its length. “I like to work with animals because we naturally anthropomorphize them,” said Gorellaume. “I can represent human emotion through their expressions while still leaving room for the viewer’s interpretation.” The animals are spaced throughout the work, representing some of the attitudes or emotions associated with different stages of bringing an idea to fruition. “For example the stout is keen,

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Animals follow an idea through to fruition in new in-situ work at Northlight Innovation Centre the coyote is considering, the fox is sleeping on it and the birds are picking away at it and narrowing it down,” Gorellaume said. “Depicting animals in the work was also very important to us as it served to remind the building’s users that everything they are creating in this space links to the world outside. Most people chose to live in the Yukon due, in part, to a connection to the wilderness and natural world, and we wanted to make sure that connection wasn’t lost in this space.” The work continues to expand. The duo is now installing the second phase of the work in a space within the building occupied by Yukon College. “While on the Northlight side of the building we were exploring how an idea comes into being, on the Yukon College side, we wanted to explore how you make that idea concrete to reference the work being done in that section to help people develop their ideas and make them happen in the real world,” Gignac added. The two pieces of the work

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connect through the light bulb. “If you take a bit more of an abstract view of it, the light bulb looks a bit like a drip of water,” said Gignac. “We use this as our catalyst for the second phase of the work, creating ripples for the idea to spread out from.” In the second phase of the work, painted ripples spread out, breaking up ice made from salvaged foam. Painted fish can be seen jumping through the spaces created, leading towards other animals within a more structured, ordered space. “Where the first half of the work really explores the process of an individual coming up with an idea, we hope the second half captures the support that individual draws from the community to make that idea a reality,” said Gignac. Amber Church is generally enthusiastic about everything but she spends most of her time creating in an art studio and chasing a child an.d dog through the wilderness.


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A breath of fresh air

Yukoner implements new technology around energy and ventilation by Danny Macdonald

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nergy efficiency and wellventilated healthy air. Yukon Innovation Prize finalist Shane Wolfe is attempting to maximize the potential of heatrecovery ventilation (HRV) units that are integral for those two concepts to co-exist in a building. Northern construction has worked extensively to balance efficiency and ventilation because, as buildings become more insulated and efficient, the amount of fresh air capable of circulating into the structure is reduced. The unit helps keep the building ventilated, while preserving the heat already inside. However, these HRVs consume electricity from the grid to operate and that is a leakage on the energy efficiency calculation for that building. That leakage is where Wolfe’s project, which uses solar air heating, could make a dif-

ference, particularly in the North where energy-efficient housing is in demand. “Solar air heating is really applicable here because it’s sunny and cold,” Wolfe said. “The biggest known issues for air quality is underventilation. Underventilation leads to mould, maintenance issues and it needs to be replaced.” The solar air heating would replace the heating demands of an HRV on the grid with scalable units that would keep them warm. Wolfe has seen the concept work in Saskatchewan where he lived before moving to the Yukon. “In Saskatchewan, it was an integrated design,” he said. “I worked with the post office and it was minus 14 C and cloudy. The unit heated to 13 C. That’s a 27 degree swing.” Wolfe envisions the technology having multiple applications throughout the North. This includes houses, garages, smaller commercial spaces or barns—essentially anywhere ventilation is needed for health. And the technology would be backwards compatible, according to Wolfe. An overcrowded house could retrofit the solar air heating to add extra ventilation, or it could be done as a standalone interface with the HRV. “I would like to make this into an ecosystem that encourages retrofits for energy efficiency,” he said. “Solar air heating could be a major component of that retrofit.” The size of each unit would be scalable, but the smallest would measure one metre by one metre in size. Wolfe noted that it would achieve the best efficiency to use the largest size that could be accommodated. He also imagines that the panels could one day be integrated into the design features of a building, so that they are simply part of the angles and

corners in new builds. It will be a curve to get people to adopt it, but Wolfe believes that payoffs could be huge. He notes that the Yukon spends approximately $60 million on fossil fuels for heating annually. Reducing that amount of energy by even 10 per cent presents a huge opportunity. “People need to understand the tech first,” Wolfe said. “It doesn’t need to fill the full heating gap. It can have an impact in part of the gap.” The work is just one part of his ongoing passion as an energy auditor with a desire to help people make better and more energy-efficient buildings. Wolfe has dedicated himself to it through his work on FutureProofMyBuilding.com. “People can’t thrive if they’re not healthy and ventilation is key to health,” said Wolfe. The 2019 Yukon Innovation Prize is presented by the Cold Climate Innovation Centre at Yukon College and the Department of Economic Development. The four finalists were selected for the high commercialization potential. They were provided $10,000 to further develop their ideas. The prize winner will be announced in late June and will receive a further $60,000.

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