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he smoke has begun to clear in Beaver Creek, but hot embers still smoulder along the highway. We haven’t had a fire like this one for many years, not this close to town. Sid has the morning off so we are heading down to Livesey’s near the Creek. It’s no more than a three-minute drive from the Visitor Information Centre. Sid pulls over onto the shoulder near the bank of the creek. Down the hill from us sits Livesey’s—an old wooden building that is starting to blend into its surroundings. “It’s kind of grown around him, all the trees. It’s not safe to go in there anymore,” said Sid. The building is now owned by a local couple, but before that, it was owned by local politician, John Livesey. Sid brought with him two campaign posters of Livesey’s, one

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PHOTOS: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé dated 1975. “He was a local politician for many years. He was the Speaker for a long time too.” John Livesey was born in England but resided in the Yukon for much of his adulthood. He was elected for the Carmacks-Kluane district in 1958, 1961 and 1967. He was the Speaker for the Yukon Legislature from 1967-1970. “He opened Beaver Creek’s

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Vote Livesey ... cont’d ture, I ask if Livesey built the store. “It was an old camp for when the [Alaska] Highway was being built. He bought it and converted it. Him and his wife Freda in ’49 … he had a store, he had everything—post office, groceries, hardware, clothing, ammunition, guns, everything. Ann amazing general store. And if he didn’t have something, he would order it for you.” The way Sid describes Livesey’s general store reminds me of his own interpretation of a general store at Bordertown Garage and Museum. I wonder if the memory of Livesey’s store inspired some of Sid’s decorative choices. “He ran the store until about the mid-80s. Freda died here

On the Cover and he stayed for about a year and then moved away. He died a few years ago [in 2005] in Comox, British Columbia at 94.” I ask Sid how long he knew Livesey. “I’ve known him since 1961. When the kids were small, we always went there and he had candy for them. It was just him and his wife running the store. I still have lots of paper on the company from when it was the Beaver Creek Trading Company.” We head back to town

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in Sid’s yellow Jeep with the orange sun beside us. There are so many wondrous and mysterious old buildings in the forests of the Yukon. Some remain in living memory and others with stories lost. You can’t help but wonder who occupied those dwellings and who occupies them now. Visit Sid today to hear more on Yukon’s abandoned buildings and to uncover John Livesey’s campaign platforms of the 1970s. Sid van der Meer has collected treasures all his life and this passion has given Beaver Creek’s its very own museum. Here Sid recounts stories to his granddaughter, Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé.

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he average reader may be surprised to learn that disc golf tournaments even exist. Indeed, many people are still unfamiliar with the bastard cousin of traditional ball golf. Not only are these tournaments taking place all over the world, but they are drawing massive numbers of people into various disc golf meccas across the globe. These events are a notable boost to local economies, especially in small towns, but they’re also highly competitive events that will draw the best of the best. This was the case at the recent B.C. Open, held in Langley. It is difficult to imagine the spectacle of more than 200 players congregating on the newly-built Raptor’s Knoll course. Picture hundreds of people carrying custom backpacks filled with a seemingly endless variety of brightly colored discs. These dedicated disc golfers come from all walks of life, in all shapes and sizes and cross all

Whitehorse disc golfers Josh Paton, Jamie Roddick, Ryan Norquay, Ben Monkman nd Al Hill competed in the B.C. Open age ranges. The only thing you can be sure they all have in common is the absolute love, occasionally bordering on obsession, for the sport of disc golf. This is all too apparent when you give a listen to the chattering among the players. The talk is technical, full-on disc golf lingo is being used, strategies for attacking the challenges of the course are being shared and the smiles are everywhere. This is a massive group who have found their people. The competition that comes out to an event like the B.C.

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In the hunt ... cont’d

Hundreds of disc golfers stormed the Raptor’s Knoll course in Langley, B.C. for the B.C. Open sight to behold and the Yukon was well-represented. The tournament, known as an ‘A’ tier, consisted of three days of competition, with each division playing three rounds of 18 holes. The course, Raptor’s Knoll, is arguably one of the best and most challenging disc golf courses in Canada. Many players had their hopes and dreams of placing high in the standings shattered by just a few tough holes. Such was not the case for Whitehorse’s own, Al Hill. Hill, coming off of a recent gold medal victory at Anchorage’s King of the Hill tournament, was able to play safe, or “boring” golf, as he called it, missing most of the course’s punishing out of bounds and shooting a +3 over par on his first round. This lead him into contention with the top of the standings for day two, or chase card, as it is called. Hill was joined on that card, tied for eighth place with Whitehorse disc golf advocate and Whitehorse Disc Golf Association club President, Ryan Norquay. A fine achievement for the Yukon’s disc golf scene. The day’s action was heated, but when the dust had settled, Hill had man-

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aged to continue his steady play, shooting par, to find his way onto the lead card in a multi-way tie for third place. Day three saw many ups and down across all the scorecards in every division, as players struggled to balance risk and reward in an effort to pull themselves up in the rankings. Fortunately for Hill, he was able to stick to his game plan of “safe” golf, playing an excellent round, shooting an even par at the end. This put Hill in a comfortable second place finish, two strokes ahead of Edmonton’s Jeremy Gauthier, who took third. Chance Stad, of B.C., took the win with a -5 in the advanced division, playing an almost error-free final round. Whitehorse’s, Ben Monkman came in 33rd, while Norquay landed 24th. There was plenty of action in other divisions, as after the first round they are organized by score. This

was incredibly true in the case of Jamie Roddick, an Ontario transplant now living here playing for the Yukon. The young disc golf wizard was able to pull the lead in the intermediate division from day one, shooting an outstanding -5 under par. He was able to maintain first place through all three rounds, ending with a final score of -7. This was only Roddick’s second tournament to be sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), making his win all the more impressive. Josh Paton (full disclosure—the same one writing this piece) was able to recover from a devastating round two to land in 29th place in the same division. As the tournament wound down and awards approached, the relief was palpable. As the weary golfers took their trophies, bags, carts and coolers and packed them away in their respective vehicles, there was a slight melancholy in the air. This quickly faded into talk of the next big tournament, who was going where and what the best courses were to hit between here and there. Only one thing was certain for these disc golfing maniacs— they will meet again soon to take on the next challenge. You can rest assured that, just like those discs left in the blackberries, they will be reunited. Live round stats for PDGA-sanctioned events, as well as archived stats of previous tournaments can be found at PDGA.com, head over to check out how your Yukon disc golf team has been faring in the many events they attend, including the nationals, coming up in September in beautiful P.E.I. Josh Paton is a recovered ball golf addict, DISCovering North blogger and a thrower of fine plastics.

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Mon Aug 5 Puppy Start Right Preschool 7:30 PM Wise Canine Training Certified Instruction using positive training methods. Email for more information. Wed Aug 7 Popup in the Park 10:00 AM Rotary Peace Park Various activities such as - Itsy Bitsy Spider Craft, Paper Plate Hot Air Balloons & Physical Literacy Activities, Super Hero Day & Super Hero Yoga, Campfire Lantern That Really Glows Wed Aug 7 Outdoor Theatre + Learning on the Land 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun First Nation Youth ages 10+ learn and play together to co-create with puppets, using the land as inspiration and as a stage for play and storytelling. For more info call 334-8728 or kaitlyn.charlie@kdfn.net Wed Aug 7 123, Rhyme with Me 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Circle time with your baby or toddler, sing, make music, read stories and have fun!. 0-30 months. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Aug 7 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Aug 7 The Big Squeeze 11:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon 668-7911 Lemonade Stand Competition! Various locations will be set up throughout Whitehorse for 3 hours. Prizes for best tasting lemonade and top fundraising team! Call or email for more info. Wed Aug 7 Family Literacy Centre at Arts in the Park 12:00 PM LePage Park Story time and the book bike! Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Aug 7 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 Aug 7 McIntyre Field Sports 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Equipment and food are provided! Consent form is required. Call 334-8718 for more info. Wed Aug 7 Climate Change Youth Engagement 5:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library Discuss and share your ideas about the future of climate change, energy, and a green economy in Yukon. Spaces are limited. Please RSVP by calling 456-5565. or Jaedyn.Smith@gov.yk.ca

Wed Aug 7 Encouraging Words 6:00 PM LDAY Centre for Learning Learn ways to motivate and foster a growth mindset in children and youth. To reserve a spot call 668-5167 or connect@ LDAYukon.com. Wed Aug 7 Vacation Bible School 6:30 PM Church of the Nazarene For kids ages 5 to 12. All are welcome. Register online or call 633-4903.for more details. Wed Aug 7 Basic Manners Class 6:30 PM Wise Canine Training Basic Manners Class is for older puppies, teens and adult dogs who need to learn the basics. Certified Instruction using positive reinforcement methods. Email for more info. Thu Aug 8 Outdoor Theatre + Learning on the Land 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun First Nation Youth ages 10+ learn and play together to co-create with puppets, using the land as inspiration and as a stage for play and storytelling. For more info call 334-8728 or kaitlyn.charlie@kdfn.net Thu Aug 8 LEGO at the Fireweed Market 3:00 PM Shipyards Park Drop by to find out about our Making History campaign and the big LEGO paddlewheeler! Thu Aug 8 Family Literacy Centre at the Fireweed Market 4:00 PM Pioneer Hotel Activities, games and crafts for all ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Thu Aug 8 Warhammer Evenings 4:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Every Thursday Thu Aug 8 Kids Cooking Class - Mocktails & Snacks 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. 633-2665 Suitable for ages 8-12, your child will learn to make mocktails and snacks so all the guests at your BBQ will feel special and included! Thu Aug 8 Vacation Bible School 6:30 PM Church of the Nazarene For kids ages 5 to 12. All are welcome. Register online or call 633-4903.for more details. Fri Aug 9 Outdoor Theatre + Learning on the Land 10:00 AM Kwanlin Dun First Nation Youth ages 10+ learn and play together to co-create with puppets, using the land as inspiration and as a stage for play and storytelling. For more info call 334-8728 or kaitlyn.charlie@kdfn.net Fri Aug 9 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri Aug 9 Potluck Play 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Enjoy various hands-on activities inspired by stories such as crafts, painting, food and play. All ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri Aug 9 Scattered to Skilled 6:00 PM LDAY Centre for Learning Tools for helping your family get organized and share responsibility To reserve a spot call 668-5167 or connect@LDAYukon.com. Fri Aug 9 Vacation Bible School 6:30 PM Church of the Nazarene For kids ages 5 to 12. All are welcome. Register online or call 633-4903.for more details. Fri Aug 9 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sun Aug 11 Carnival Games and Fun 2:00 PM Inclusion Yukon Fun games - ring toss, face painting, beanie throws, hot dog bbq and tons more fun!! Win fun prizes. Mon Aug 12 Canoe Kids Summer Camp 12:00 AM Schwatka Lake Week-long programs, No experience is needed and participants work at their own pace to develop paddling skills. If camps are full, email info@flatwaternorth.ca to be added to a wait list. Mon Aug 12 Expedition on Upper Dezadeash River Kwanlin Dun First Nation The program will offer the opportunity to build more skills in canoeing, share and explore cultural knowledge. To register, call Kaitlyn 334-8728 or Courtney 334-8718 Mon Aug 12 Little Explorers 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Explore the outdoors and natural world through investigation and play. For all ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Mon Aug 12 Teen Broadway Heels - Ages 13+ 7:00 PM Avalanche Athletics Learn the grace of walking in heels and the attitude to dance in them. Expect a Broadway style jazz class with commercial appeal and a lot of sass. Tue Aug 13 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue Aug 13 Fantastic Fibres 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Experiment with a variety of fibres through stories, crafts and tutorials in fibre arts. For all ages. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue Aug 13 Free Super Smash 7:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe All skill levels welcome! Please bring your own controller, and if you have a Nintendo Switch and/or Gamecube controller adapter please bring them so that we can have multiple setups. Wed Aug 14 Popup in the Park 10:00 AM Rotary Peace Park Various activities such as - Itsy Bitsy Spider Craft, Paper Plate Hot Air Balloons & Physical Literacy Activities, Super Hero Day & Super Hero Yoga, Campfire Lantern That Really Glows Wed Aug 14 123, Rhyme with Me 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Circle time with your baby or toddler, sing, make music, read stories and have fun!. 0-30 months. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wed Aug 14 Family Free Play Drop In 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details.

Wed Aug 14 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 Aug 14 McIntyre Field Sports 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Equipment and food are provided! Consent form is required. Call 334-8718 for more info. .

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Wed Aug 7 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed Aug 7 YEU Meet and Greet 4:30 PM Yukon Employees’ Union Hall Call 667-2331 for more information. Wed Aug 7 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous AGM 6:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre This is your chance to come out and be involved in our communities festival and help to plan and execute the 2020 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival! Thu Aug 8 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu Aug 8 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Sat Aug 10 Writing Retreat with Ann Randolph The Guild Hall Perfect retreat for those seeking to explore memoir, personal essay, solo performance, and self expression, all in a spectacular and natural setting. Email guildhall@northwestel.net for more info. Sat Aug 10 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 Aug 10 Homeowner Information Session 12:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Are you interested in being a Habitat for Humanity Yukon homeowner? Application packages will be provided at the information sessions.No registration required. Wed Aug 14 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed Aug 14 Conversation with Simon Brault 12:00 PM Northlight Innovation A conversation about the arts in Yukon with Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Braul. For more info and to RSVP, please email: outreach@canadacouncil. ca. Lunch will be provided, Free.

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Cosmos North with Jim Borisenko

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he returning darkness to our evening sky of late summer is dominated by one very bright star. Vega, high overhead in the tiny constellation Lyra, is more than twice the mass of our sun, but punches out a whopping 40 times the luminosity of our home star. And at only 25 light years (ly) away—just down the block, astronomically speaking—Vega’s tremendous luminosity punctuates our evening sky with a sharp blue-white brilliance. Vega is very easy to locate at this time of year. Simply face south and Vega will be the brightest star almost at the zenith aka directly overhead. If the zenith were 12 o’clock, and the horizon in front of you were 9 o’clock, then Vega would be at about eleven-thirty, slightly to your left if it’s early evening. This will work even better if you look for Vega well before dark, as most other fainter stars will be eliminated. But Vega is difficult to miss—a beautiful blue-white beacon high overhead, brilliantly heralding the return of our deep dark skies.

PHOTO: mnidoom 999 via Wikimedia Commons

Vega (left) is a rapidly spinning star, taking only 11 hours to complete one revolution—fast enough to significantly distort its shape. Vega is 2.75 times the diameter of our sun at its equator, but only 2.25 solar diameters through its poles. Our sun (right), taking almost four weeks to make one revolution, is almost spherical When we look at Vega, we are looking in the direction that our sun and entire solar system travels at a rate of about 240 kilometres per second. We, along with the billions of other stars within the spiral arms, orbit around the centre of our galaxy. This centre, the super-massive black hole in the direction of Sagittarius that gravi-

PHOTO: NASA’s Cosmos

Schematic of the precession of the Earth’s axis tationally anchors the rest of the galaxy, is off to your left, well below the horizon. Although we will never catch up to Vega, as it’s whizzing along ahead of us at breakneck speed around the galactic centre, we will, with gravitational tugs this way and that, get to within 17 ly of our neighbour. That won’t happen for more than 200,000 years, but Vega will then out-rival even Sirius, and be brighter than any other star in our sky, no matter the season. But something quite intriguing will happen much sooner than that. Notice on a globe of our planet, how the two anchor points, located at the geographic north and south poles, define the spin of the globe. If you were to stand at the place on Earth represented by the upper anchor point on the globe, you would, of course, be standing at the north pole. The star Polaris (our North Star) would appear directly above you, at your zenith. Its position in the sky would never change from your zenith while our planet continued in its daily spin. Well, almost never. In truth, our planet is like a spinning top that’s starting to wobble. So the spot in the sky that the axis of spin of our planet points to is constantly changing, or precessing, however imperceptibly slow that may be. This precession of our polar axis is slowly scribing an arc across the sky. In less than 13,000 years it will be pointing in the vicinity of Vega and Vega will become our new North Star! So be sure to stick around for that! Likewise, when we look up at Vega, we are actually looking down onto its own polar axis. So if there are planets in orbit

around Vega, and if one of them should harbour life, when that life looks up, our Sun will be their North Star! Vega initially appeared in observations to be hotter than it should for a star of its size and type. But astronomers eventually determined that’s because it is spinning very rapidly. Our sun takes close to four weeks to complete one revolution at its equator. (Stars, being a gaseous plasma, flow more than spin, their equators travelling faster than near their poles.) Vega, on the other hand, completes the same in only 11 hours. This is fast enough that it is beginning to flatten a bit. Vega is 2.75 times the diameter of our sun through its equator, but only 2.25 times through its poles. So as we look down on its polar region, the surface we are looking at is closer to its interior where the heat from fusion is being produced. The surface at the poles is therefore much hotter than at its equator and, thus, the higher temperature observed. Vega is a wild star living a fast and furious life. Being a larger star, it is fusing its hydrogen into helium at a prodigious rate. And at less than a half a billion years old, it is already halfway through its life. Within 500 million years, Vega will spend the last of its hydrogen (and perhaps some of its helium) and turn off. And without the outward thrust of fusion to counter the inward pull of gravity, the state of equilibrium will be broken. All the mass of Vega will then gravitationally collapse towards its centre. It is difficult to imagine the inevitable “crunch” of all that matter meeting down in the centre, but, not surprisingly, the pressures and temperatures become great enough to break open the atoms themselves. With the electron

PHOTO: Tau’ogluna,Wikimedia

The yellow circle represents the path that the axis of spin of Earth points to as it precesses across the sky. The yellow numbers are the yearly date. The polar axis presently points to a spot near Polaris, our North Star. But around the year 14,000, it will be pointing near Vega, making Vega our new North Star. It takes 26,000 years to complete one precessional cycle, when Earth’s axis will be pointing back in the vicinity of Polaris “shell” of the atom breached, all the space that makes up the vast majority of the volume of the atom is now available. So all the nuclei of all the atoms can now utilize that freed-up space and keep collapsing and get packed down much closer together. And keeping in mind that it is in the nucleus of the atom where all the mass (the stuff that gravity acts on and makes things feel heavy) of matter resides, the end result is a star with a very small volume, but with a density hundreds of thousands of times that of ordinary matter. Vega will then be what is known as a white dwarf star—not fusing anymore, but ferociously hot (upwards of 300,000 degrees Celsius), and very small (Earth-sized), but incredibly dense. A teaspoon of the “stuff” of these stars weighs tons.

Vega will then have met its endgame. It will remain unchanging as it slowly cools over billions of years. Our sun is destined for the same fate, but, consuming its nuclear fuel at a much more conservative rate, will live 10 times longer and be around for billions of years after Vega is long gone. So do get out in the early evening and say hello to our tempestuous, but fascinating neighbour while you still can. Jim Borisenko is a happily retired campground maintenance person living in our spectacular wilderness. He also thinks our long dark un-light-polluted night skies is near the top of the list of the many things that makes the Yukon awesome.

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

Submitted by Dave Sanyal

I captured these photos of sheep during a visit to

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Three days of family fun

Youth took part in numerous workshops at the 2018 Augusto Children’s Festival, including music, crafts, circus performance and leather-working

Augusto Festival kicks off in Haines Junction on Aug. 9 by Elke Reinauer

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re you keen on learning about drama, circus, dance or crafting? The Augusto Children’s Festival features a diverse group of workshops, with a roster that includes local artists and teachers as well as groups from across North America. . This is the third year for Augusto, which begins in Haines Junction on Aug. 9. Festival organizer Darlene Sillery expects it to be as successful as last year. She thinks the festival does well because it takes place over three days and it is the only dedicated weekend art and music festival for children in the Yukon. “Children naturally love art and music, to paint, draw, create. We have a lot of young families in Haines Junction and Whitehorse families love to come out for the festival weekend. We also attract attendees from Haines and other Yukon communities.” The festival is, in part, a legacy of the Alsek Music Festival which ran for 17 years in Haines Junction. That festival was a big part of every summer, with many local people participating in it. Augusto is similar, with community members participating as audience members (both kids and parents), presenters, volunteers or service providers. Three of the festival’s current board members worked with the Alsek Music Festival. “We believe festivals are good for communities and our current demographics in Haines Junction, of young families and active grandparents, seemed the perfect fit for a children’s festival,” said Sillery. Festival-organizers work yearround to plan and fundraise for the event. During the festival, another 50 volunteers help out. Sillery said these volunteers are never hard to come by (“we do have a lot of community support,” she said) and they make the festival happen. Some of the programming for this year’s festival includes work-

shops where kids can work with paper, feathers, fur, felt, clay, wire, paint and recycled materials on take-home projects. There will also be workshops offered by a number of the performing artists, including Southern Tutchone Dance and Song, West African Dance, Stage Presence, Physical Activity and Music, Squeakers & Kazoos, and Music Exploration. For kids who are less artistically inclined, there will be electronics workshops and storytelling workshops. A big part of the festival will be Toodler Town. “Toddler Town will be especially busy this year with six mini concerts, seven craft activities, storybook corners and play breaks. Kids will also have the opportunity to silkscreen their own cloth bag this year, for use at this festival and at future festivals,” said Sillery. Another highlight will be the Kamikaze Fireflies. The L.A.-based duo of Rob Williams and Casey Marti will perform a mix of comedy and circus entertainment on Saturday. The pair has performed for audiences all over the world and attended America´s Got Talent. In addition to performing, they will lead a workshop aimed at teaching drama skills. Tickets for the festival are on sale at AugustoKids.ca.

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Soggy bottom boats

Skills Canada is hosting a cardboard boat competition as part of the Last Splash on Aug. 16 by Danny Macdonald

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rmed with cardboard, duct tape and your wits, can you get a boat to float? That’s the challenge that Samantha Hand, executive director of Skills Canada Yukon, is issuing to Yukon youth this month. As part of programming to engage Yukoners in trades and applied skills, the organization has taken some ideas from other jurisdictions to see if Yukon kids can make cardboard float. “Skills Canada is a national organization,” Hand said. “Skills Alberta does (the cardboard boat competition) on a huge scale throughout the year. We thought it would be a great opportunity for people to do something with their hands, like people do in the trades.” Hand notes that everything for the two, three or four-person teams is supplied. Skills Canada Yukon will supply each team with recycled cardboard (equal amounts for fairness), a supply of duct tape to put the boat together and special cutters for cardboard that have guards on them. This limits the potential for younger participants to injure themselves, though parents will still be asked to watch younger children when

they are cutting up cardboard. There are only two things that parents should plan to bring for participants. “We encourage people to bring their own life jackets, but the pool does have some in supply,” Hand said. “You have to have one to be in the boat. And a swimsuit because your boat might not float; it is cardboard!” Skills Canada Yukon has partnered with the Last Splash event at the Canada Games Centre pool on August 16 because it seemed like the right time to risk cardboard in the pool. Hand noted that with cardboard getting wet and potentially ripping in the pool, it was a good idea to have the event right before the pool is drained anyways. Contrary to first impressions, cardboard boats have seen success at similar competitions around North America. Hand noted that Skills Alberta regularly has boats constructed that seat multiple people and can row the full distance across a pool, so organizers hope to see some successful trips at the Last Splash. Although, there is one challenge facing the bold boaters—a lack of paddles. “Participants have to build

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their own paddles,” Hand explained. “So we’ve seen people put scotch tape on their hands to make paddles, if that’s part of their plan.” In addition to the cardboard boat race, Skills Canada Yukon will continue its programming in the fall, visiting classes, at the invitation of teachers, and providing speaking opportunities for Skills Canada graduates to share their success stories in the program. This first cardboard boat race is a test to see if the community has an appetite to challenge themselves, but if it proves popular, Hand sees it becoming an annual event. While the registration deadline was Aug. 2, there may be a waitlist for late entries. For more information contact Skills Canada Yukon directly at 867-6682736.

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Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Open Daily Courthouse Gallery Atlin Courthouse Gallery Open 11am-4pm Wed Aug 7 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Sun Aug 11 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Aug 11 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Tue Aug 13 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

CARCROSS

Until ‘Tue Aug 20 Skydive Yukon 2019 - Make Your First Jump! Carcross Running Solo First Jump courses and offering Tandem Jumps daily by appointment. Call Jessica at the Manifest Desk for more info 250-964-8228 or email at register@ skydivebc.ca jump@skydivebc.ca Wed Aug 7 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Aug 7 Kevin Barr, Live Music 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Wed Aug 7 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed Aug 7 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Aug 7 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed Aug 7 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Aug 7 School Council 7:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 8 Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 8 Lianne Cranfield, Live Music 12:00 PM Carcross Commons Thu Aug 8 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 8 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 Aug 8 Open Mic Thursdays with Kevin Barr 6:00 PM Bistro on Bennett Listen to original songs and covers and take a try at open mic. Thu Aug 8 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 8 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri Aug 9 Awakening the Greatness Within – Youth & Elders Retreat Skookies Camp All meals, snacks and transportation provided, prizes and live entertainment. Featuring guest speaker Tahmoh Penikett. Call 336-3304 for more information. Fri Aug 9 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sat Aug 10 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun Aug 11 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sun Aug 11 Steve Slade 5:00 PM Bistro on Bennett Sunday night dinner and music with fantastic covers of a wide variety of artists. Mon Aug 12 Lianne Cranfield, Live Music 12:00 PM Carcross Commons Mon Aug 12 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon Aug 12 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Aug 13 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue Aug 13 Kevin Barr, Live Music 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Tue Aug 13 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 Aug 13 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue Aug 13 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue Aug 13 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue Aug 13 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

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Wed Aug 7 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. Wed Aug 7 Bannock and Wild Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Try some homemade bannock and wild tea. Thu Aug 8 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. Thu Aug 8 Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Join us for a short nature walk. Dress for the weather Thu Aug 8 Goldensides Trail Guided Hike 6:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park A guided hike up Goldensides Trail. Bring hiking boots, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Carpooling is required to the trailhead. Fri Aug 9 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Aug 9 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Aug 9 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri Aug 9 Harmonica George in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Aug 9 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat Aug 10 Dawson City Artists’ Market 11:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Call 9935005, email admin@kiac.ca for more information. Sat Aug 10 Summer Art Market 11:00 AM Dawson City Features local crafters, artists, and artisans. Next to the Farmers Market on Front Street. Sat Aug 10 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 Aug 10 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun Aug 11 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun Aug 11 The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon Aug 12 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Aug 12 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Aug 12 Goldensides Trail Guided Hike 6:30 PM Tombstone Territorial Park A guided hike up Goldensides Trail. Bring hiking boots, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Carpooling is required to the trailhead. Tue Aug 13 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 Aug 13 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Tue Aug 13 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

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Wed Aug 7 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu Aug 8 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu Aug 8 Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Fri Aug 9 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Aug 11 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Aug 11 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Aug 13 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided

HAINES

Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: MonWed 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 Aug 7 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Aug 7 Snack Lunch 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Aug 7 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Aug 7 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu Aug 8 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts

Thu Aug 8 Starvin’ Marvin Gardenin’ 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Aug 8 Snack Lunch 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Aug 8 Kid Yoga 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Aug 9 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri Aug 9 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Aug 9 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri Aug 9 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri Aug 9 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Aug 9 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat Aug 10 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun Aug 11 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Aug 11 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Aug 11 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 Aug 12 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon Aug 12 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@ gmail.com Mon Aug 12 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon Aug 12 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon Aug 12 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Aug 13 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Aug 13 Lego Club 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Aug 13 Snack Lunch 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Aug 13 Aquatic Rangers 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Aug 13 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed Aug 7 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 Aug 7 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Aug 7 Jam Session 6:30 PM Village Bakery and Deli Come along and to make some tunes, tell a poem, do a standup comedy routine, or just listen. Wed Aug 7 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu Aug 8 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Aug 8 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Aug 8 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Aug 8 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Aug 9-11 The Augusto! Children’s Festival St. Elias Community School The festival will be geared to ages 12 and under. Fri Aug 9 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri Aug 9 Friday Night Salmon Bake - Featuring - BJ Maclean 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Tue Aug 13 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Aug 13 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Sun Aug 11 Northern Foraging, Backyards & Beyond - Backyard Remedies 1:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Gathering, plant talks and identification, nature, attend one or all workshops. Call 667-7083 or email lmca@ northwestel,net Tue Aug 13 Summer Market 4:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Call 667-7083 or email lmca@northwestel.net for more info.

MARSH LAKE

Wed Aug 7 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Aug 7 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

Wed Aug 7 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu Aug 8 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri Aug 9 Friday Night Dinner&Drinks 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Aug 10 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Aug 10 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Tue Aug 13 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Aug 13 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Aug 13 Local Advisory Council 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999

MAYO

Daily, Monday to Friday & Sunday, Public Swimming Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Monday - Friday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Daily, Monday to Friday Parent and Tot Swimming 11:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Fri Aug 9 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun Aug 11 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue Aug 13 Stewart Valley Community Market 5:00 PM Galena Park Produce, eggs, preserves, baking and other homemade goods. To reserve a table call 334-5131. Tue Aug 13 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu Aug 8 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun Aug 11 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue Aug 13 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 Aug 7 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Skagway Wed Aug 7 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Aug 7 Brown Bag Lunch Series - Behavioral & Emotional Health Topics 12:00 PM Dahl Memorial Clinic Bring your lunch, and join John Hischer, LCSW every other Wednesday, topics being presented are: Anger Management, Sexual Assault & Harassment Prevention. Wed Aug 7 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Aug 7 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu Aug 8 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu Aug 8 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu Aug 8 Celebrate Recovery Meal & Fellowship Time 5:30 PM First Presbyterian Church of Skagway Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives. Thu Aug 8 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Aug 9 SpinYOGA 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Aug 9 Dance Night 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Sat Aug 10 Sea Kayaking 101 9:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre This full one-day training program emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition for entry level paddlers as well as those needing a refresher lesson. Call for more information or to register. 907-983-2679 Sat Aug 10 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat Aug 10 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat Aug 10 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun Aug 11 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 12 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon Aug 12 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre

Mon Aug 12 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 12 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 12 Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 5:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 12 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 Aug 13 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue Aug 13 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue Aug 13 Hatha Flow w. Foam Roller & Pinky Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue Aug 13 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

TAGISH

Wed Aug 7 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed Aug 7 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed Aug 7 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu Aug 8 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Sat Aug 10 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Tue Aug 13 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

TESLIN

Wed Aug 7 Seniors Social 10:00 AM Teslin Rec Center Every Wednesday come play cards, drink coffee, chat, and have a good time. Call Kelsey at 335-4250 or email teslinrec@teslin.ca Wed Aug 7 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 Aug 9 Girls Club 5:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsy 335-4250 for more information. Fri Aug 9 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. Sat Aug 10 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome! Tue Aug 13 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue Aug 13 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 Tue Aug 13 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome!

WATSON LAKE

Thu Aug 8 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu Aug 8 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu Aug 8 Teen Night 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Ages 13-18 - meet at the ball diamonds for some fun! Fri Aug 9 Archery Tag 6:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Ages 7 to adult - sport that combines elements of dodgeball or other combattype games with the timeless skills of archery. Sat Aug 10 Arts in the Park & Farmers Market 12:00 PM Wye Lake Park Every Saturday, live music and entertainment. Call 335-7695 for more information. Sun Aug 11 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon Aug 12 Kids Activities 12:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Meet at the ball diamonds, for kids ages 5-12, sports of all kinds, swimming, and much more. Mon Aug 12 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue Aug 13 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue Aug 13 Teen Night 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Ages 13-18 - meet at the ball diamonds for some fun!

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Women In The Workshop August 12 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM This event is exclusively for members who have taken the woodshop orientation. Women, trans and gender non-binary folks welcome! ……………………….. Members Only ORIENTATIONS: If you are just curious join us on one of the public lunch time tours

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Teen Textile Camp Caroline Forde August 21+22 4:00pm - 7:00pm Finding Your Voice in Clay

Tuesdays - Fridays 12pm-6pm Saturdays - 10am-6pm

– 18th 993-5005 AugustTel: 15th (867) th – 18th Arts AugustFax: 15 August 15 – 18 (867) 993-5838 Yukon Riverside Festival afy.yk.ca Website: www.kiac.ca Yukon Riverside Arts Festival Yukon Riverside Arts FestivalVarious venues in Dawson City Various venues in Dawson City Various venues in Dawson City th

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The Focus and Edge Galleries

Woodshop: August 6 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Learn each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines. This training is only available to Yukonstruct members.

NorthLight Innovation Building 2180 2nd Ave

Look for the big green door!

Ph. (867) 393-2824

New Members August 6, 20 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Metal Shop: August 13 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Learn how to handle the equipment safely and gain hands-on experience with some of the machines.

Wednesdays to Saturdays Where: 3 PM to 9 PM 306A Alexander Street

Web: bgcyukon.com Facebook: bgcyukon Twitter: @bgcyukon

Wednesdays August 7,21, September 4,18 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sundays August 11, 18, 25, September 1,8,15,22,29 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursdays August 15, September 12,26 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM ……………………….. REPAIR CAFE: August 29, September 26 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM We’ve been helping fix broken stuff since 2014. Broken toaster, vacuum cleaner or other small home appliance? Bring it in and see if it is fixable using soldering irons, multimeters and other tools. ………………………..

Tuesdays to Saturdays 3When: PM to 9 PM

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Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov TBA, and Dec 9

MENTOR NIGHT: SEWING, WOODWORKING, PAINTING AND ILLUSTRATION, WOOD LATHE Bring in your projects and ask one of our mentors for support! This is a Members only event.

Ages 11 to 18 Free snack and meal When:

For a complete list of our workshops visit, artsunderground.ca

FREE Community Info Session August 8 6:30 Yukon College Pit Do you have a Child Interested in Robotics and Coding? Are you looking for a way to share your skills with your community? When students are engaged in hands-on STEM experiences, they build confidence, grow their knowledge and develop habits of learning. When adults coach these students, they encourage them to try, fail, and try again, while connecting STEM concepts to realworld examples. FIRST® LEGO® League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together. The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 14 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST® Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.


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Active Interest LISTINGS with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Thu Aug 8 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu Aug 8 Spinning with Kelly 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Thu Aug 8 ASC 7:00 PM Biathlon Range Fri Aug 9 Hike the Cotton Wood Trail Champagne And Aishihik First Nation - Whitehorse Office Hike with Kyra Chambers, 3 days 2 nights, to register call 3352367 or email khchambers@cafn.ca Fri Aug 9 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Aug 10 CPAWS Canoe Trip CPAWS Email rnewton@cpawsyukon.org for more information Sat Aug 10 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Aug 10 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 12:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Sat Aug 10 Aboriginal Sport Circle 5:30 PM Biathlon Range Sat Aug 10 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 Aug 10 Dance Gathering 8:00 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks A monthly let-loose-shake-itmove-stretch-sweat-smile evening Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substancefree. Questions? Contact 689-9774 Sun Aug 11 HIIT Circuit with Janice 10:30 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Quick, intense bursts of exercise followed by short, active recovery periods, using a variety of equipment such as battle ropes, Call 633-5425 for more info. Mon Aug 12 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Mon Aug 12 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Mon Aug 12 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.

Wellness LISTINGS

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Wed Aug 14 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Aug 14 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 Aug 14 Drop-in Recovery Group Meetings 2:30 PM Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services We ask that you be alcohol and drug free during the group meeting. Call for more information. 456-3838 Wed Aug 14 Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed Aug 14 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.

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 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)

Now offering SmartPalate - biofeedback technology for speech therapy!

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Wed Aug 7 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Aug 7 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 Aug 7 Drop-in Recovery Group Meetings 2:30 PM Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services We ask that you be alcohol and drug free during the group meeting. Call for more information. 456-3838 Thu Aug 8 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Breath of Life Collective 60 minute flow class will energize you and kick-start your day. Drop in any time. Fri Aug 9 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat Aug 10 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. Sat Aug 10 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Mon Aug 12 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon Aug 12 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Aug 12 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue Aug 13 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Breath of Life Collective 60 minute flow class will energize you and kick-start your day. Drop in any time. Tue Aug 13 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 Aug 13 Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca

Tue Aug 13 Spinning with Lydia 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Tue Aug 13 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue Aug 13 Spinning with Kelly 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Tue Aug 13 Dragon Boating 6:30 PM Schwatka Lake Dragon Boat Racing originates from China and is a great team building activity, which can also lead to personal gains in strength and flexibility. Email flatwater@yckc.ca to sign up Wed Aug 14 Beringia-Themed Miles Canyon Hike 2:00 PM Miles Canyon Bridge Expert Corin Noble on a Beringia-themed hike! Learn about the Yukon’s ice age past - plants, animals, humans, and more! For more info email email hikes@yukonconservation.org or call 668-5678 x6 Wed Aug 14 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Wed Aug 14 Velocity 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Aug 14 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Aug 14 Bike Nights 5:00 PM Mount Sima Chairlift is running for mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides Helmets mandatory, full face helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads recommended. All bike nights are weather dependent. 668-4557 info@mountsima.com Wed Aug 14 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Wed Aug 14 Summer for Adults and an Open Program 6:00 PM Schwatka Lake Enjoy evening paddling with other in recreational canoes and kayaks. Email info@flatwaternorth.ca or call 334-8121 for more info. Wed Aug 14 Trail Maintenance Nights 2019 6:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, we will be working 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 Aug 14 Rifle Silhouette Match 7:00 PM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Contact the club online to confirm match and details prior to attending match. Wed Aug 14 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.

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Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm Peak Fitness Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm Peak Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays, Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm Peak Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 PM Peak Fitness Tuesday & Thursdays Grappling 6:00 PM Peak Fitness Tuesday & Thursdays Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 PM Peak Fitness Tuesday & Thursdays Muay Thai 7:00 PM Peak Fitness Fridays & Sundays COBRA FS 8:00 PM N60 Peak Fitness Fridays & Sundays Ladies Grappling 6:00 PM Peak Fitness Sundays to Fridays, Kickboxing Age 5 - 12 4:00 pm Peak Fitness Wed Aug 7 The Berry Interesting Walk 12:00 PM Robert Service Campground It’s berry season! We’ll stroll around Bert Law Park and discuss the importance of these juicy orbs to wildlife in Yukon. Wed Aug 7 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 6335425 for more info. Wed Aug 7 Velocity 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Aug 7 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Aug 7 Bike Nights 5:00 PM Mount Sima Chairlift is running for mountain biking, paragliding & single panoramic chair rides Helmets mandatory, full face helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads recommended. All bike nights are weather dependent. 668-4557 info@mountsima.com Wed Aug 7 Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Wed Aug 7 Summer for Adults and an Open Program 6:00 PM Schwatka Lake Enjoy evening paddling with other in recreational canoes and kayaks. Email info@flatwaternorth.ca or call 334-8121 for more info. Wed Aug 7 Rifle Silhouette Match 7:00 PM Whitehorse Rifle Pistol Club Contact the club online to confirm match and details prior to attending match. Wed Aug 7 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 Aug 8 Spinning with Lydia 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout

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Thursday August 22, 7:30-9:00pm

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It’s a Cabin of Curiosities

BOOK YOUR GROUP WITH UNIGLOBE TRAVEL & TRANSAT AND YOU COULD

Vaudeville returns to Dawson this month by Gabriela Sgaga

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audeville has made a comeback in Dawson City. Cabin of Curiosities, a play which premiered last year on a limited run at the historic Palace Grand Theatre, has been reprised by The Friends of the Palace Grand Society, a non-profit organization that presents performing arts productions that reflect Dawson’s regional identity. “Our goal of a two-month, full run production has been achieved,” said Robin Sharp, principal writer and one of the lead actors in the play. “We only did five shows last year–this year, we’re doing 20.” Sharp, who studied theatre for four years in Toronto, auditioned in 2018 for the role of The Collector, one of the lead roles in Cabin of Curiosities. He won the part and is once again playing that role this year. He also joined the board of directors of the Friends of the Palace Grand Society and is helping to apply for grants. “We proved ourselves last year to funders, so now we’re getting support from the Yukon Arts Fund, Lotteries Yukon, City of Dawson and local businesses,” said Sharp. “The money helps develop the opportunity to create theatre in the Klondike. We have a lot of talent here.” Sharp said the concept for the play is the same as last year–a young couple from the prairies

Friends of the Palace Grande put on vaudeville shows in 2018 find themselves stranded along the banks of the Yukon River and come upon a mysterious character known as The Collector. The couple is welcomed into The Collector’s cabin, where they are introduced to his shelf of “curiosities.” Each of these objects has a unique history and a story to tell. The stories this year, however, are different. So is the theme. “Last year’s theme was about disconnecting from technology,” said Sharp. “This year, the stories centre around listening to nature and not taking it for granted. There’s much more versatility and flexibility in the script. It’s slick and sharp.” Justine Hobbs, co-director (along with local Ange Bonnici) and co-producer of the show, agreed. “It’s the first time in a long time that the Palace Grand has a long running show,” she said. “It’s another option for something to do in town and it’s family friendly. I’m very excited about the quality of production.” Hobbs has worked in theatre, both on and off the stage, and has a master of theatre performance. One of the founding members of Friends of the Palace Grand Theatre, Hobbs was the prelimin-

ary writer who created the overall structure of the play in 2018. And just like last year, she said, this year’s production has something for everyone. There are poems, an Indigenous pre-gold rush perspective, modern stories and live music. “It’s a good length (75 minutes), the live music gets the audience going and people enjoy hearing Yukon stories,” she said. “I’m very proud of the talent Dawson has to offer, both on and behind the stage.” Cabin of Curiosities runs from Tuesdays to Thursdays at the Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City until Aug. 15, 2019, with a matinee on Sunday, Aug. 11. Tickets are available at the door, or discounted in advance. For more information contact Chris Clarke at 867-993-3534 or fotpgdawson@ gmail.com

Gabriela Sgaga lives off the grid in her west-Dawson cabin with her sled dogs. She enjoys mushing, skijoring and writing about everyday life in the Yukon. Please send comments about her stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Chilkat Bakery & Restaurant

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Serving American, Mexican & Thai Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Take a Quick Break, Treat Yourself

with our donuts, pastries, and espresso bar We’re open 7 days a week 907-766-3653 Find us at 5th and Dalton, Haines Alaska

Fine handcrafted spirits, cocktails Tasting Room Hours: Monday-Saturday 2 pm-8 pm (May-Sept)

THE SALMON ARE RUNNING,THE BEARS ARE OUT, BOATS ARE ON THE WATER, PEOPLE ARE PLAYING, TRAILS ARE OPEN, THE GIN AND BEER ARE FLOWING, AND WE LOVE YUKONERS! August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Farmer’s Market Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds Organization providing a place for growers, chefs, and artisans to sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products to the area. Open on Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 12 pm.

August 17 Haines Totem Trot Haines Sheldon Museum Saturday will be the half marathon and 5K fun run/walk events. For more information call 907-766-2366.

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September Klukwan Blueberry Festival Klukwan ANS Hall Enter your entries and join the events in Klukwan. Have questions, email klukwanblueberryfestival@yahoo.com

September - October 1st Coho Derby Haines Sportsmen’s Association Derby costs $25 to enter and prizes awarded. Tickets and weigh-in available at Alaska Sport Shop and Outfitter Sporting Goods. For more information call Charlie DeWitt 907-766-2490. klukwanblueberryfestival@yahoo.com

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