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Wasting Away in Geezerville with Ken Bolton

Summer in Geezerville is anything but dead

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There’s the garden, for one thing. My modest urban plot has reached the stage where it’s less about seeding and weeding, and more about watering, eating and devising strategies to cope with staggering amounts of romaine

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Last chance this year to take a guided tour of Miles Canyon! Meet at the Miles Canyon Bridge at 10 AM or 2 PM for a two-hour hike Join our knowledgeable guides and follow what’s left of the Whitehorse Rapids Tramway through picturesque Miles Canyon. Learn about the canyon’s geological beginnings during the last ice age, stories of its Indigenous inhabitants, tales of migrant gold-seekers, the bounty of boreal forests and Yukon culture today. Thank you for a great 2019 season, everyone!

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lettuce. That doesn’t mean I can slack off. I’m still on squirrel patrol 24/7 and every day requires several hours to stand and observe the silent miracle of green emerging from brown. On top of that, I’ve just begun rehearsals for a one-act comedy I’m directing, a Faustian tale concerning the eternal struggle between evil and stupid. Last weekend, that project inspired a bizarre bit of real-life dialogue in a local lumber store. Me: “I’m looking for a sheet of the cheapest and ugliest fake wood panelling you have.” Clerk: “How cheap? How ugly?” Me: “Ugly enough to give you nightmares of a 1950s motel room. Cheap enough that you’ll cont’d on page 3 ...


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Summer in Geezerville is anything but dead ... cont’d pay me to take it off your hands.” Clerk: “May I ask what you’ll be using it for?” Me: “I need to build a coffin.” At this point, the stage directions would likely indicate the clerk calling a manager about a potential problem in the wall panel department. Clerk: “Did you say coffin, sir?” Me: “Yeah. But it has to be the crappiest-looking coffin ever made.” Clerk: “Is this for yourself, sir, or someone else? A mother-in-law, perhaps?” Me: “Good heavens, no. It’s for a play. That’s why it has to be cheap. We’re artists, you know.” Clerk: (Warming to the task.) “Exactly how ugly, sir?” Me: “Really, really ugly. The kind of thing you wouldn’t be caught dead in.” That’s when the lightbulb went off and he led me to a dusty corner full of things that might never find a forever home. Clerk: “Worst I can do is this, Sir. I can take $10 off because of its condition.” Me: “It’s a bit prettier than I wanted, but I can add more scuff marks and use something ghastly for the handles and trim. How about $15 off?” Clerk: “And two comps for opening night?” Me: “Deal.” That’s how art works in a small town.

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

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PHOTO: Murray Martin to Blackie for keeping our yard clean. The most amazing squirrel, of course, is the flying squirrel. We had many on our rural property in Ontario. It is an amazing little creature to study. Unlike red squirrels, whose only interest is in the mating season, flying squirrels live as a family group. We once weighed a newborn and I was amazed that such a small creature, weighing less than half an ounce, could actually survive. Within a couple months, young Flying Squirrels learn to glide from one tree to the other. Although most members of the squirrel family focus on nuts, the flying squirrel is fast to make a meal of insects, young birds, eggs in nests and sometimes even fullgrown bird that has slipped off to sleep. As to the flying squirrel’s nest, take care when you are cutting down a dead tree. Flying squirrels are known to make their nests inside of dead trees. A dead standing tree may have no sign of life, but it provides a home for creatures like the flying squirrel. So we close with a quote that is well worth repeating: ‘The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest of intentions.” Khalil Gibran 1883-1931 novelist. Khalal Gibran, born in Lebanon,

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Until Aug 24 Echo of the Spirit Voice by Ann Smith and Brian Walker Yukon Arts Centre Ann Smith is a respected Kwanlin Dun First Nation elder who specializes in the Ravenstail style of traditional weaving. Brian Walker, who is married to Ann, uses copper as an artistic medium to highlight First Nations culture and stories. Until Aug 24 Goodbye by Sonya Kelliher-Combs Yukon Arts Centre Goodbye is a memorial to those whom have lost their lives to suicide. This personal and deeply wounding experience has affected nearly every person we know. Until Aug 27 Yukon Nature - An Inspiring Journey by Ayla Smith Northern Front Studio Discover her art and poetry. This young Teslin artist will surprise you. Until Aug 31 Landscapes by Kathy M. Haycock Arts Underground A dedicated plein air painter, she is largely self-taught but cites the major influence of her father, Arctic artist Maurice Haycock, and his long time painting partner A.Y. Jackson, in her work. Until Aug 31 Surfacing by Gordon Wallace, Heather Wanamaker & Niki Parry Arts Underground Features new landscape works by three emerging Yukon painters, a variety of techniques, styles. Until Aug 31 Art Exhibit - Created at the Canyon Yukon Arts Centre View the works of 6 local artists who created original works along the trail inspired by the landscape of Miles Canyon and the Yukon River. 668-5678 Until Sep 28 This Wild Country: Postcards from the Yukon Archives Collection Arts Underground This Wild Country: Postcards from the Yukon Archives Collection 667-5321 Until Oct 12 We Are Our Language Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre In celebration of 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages, Held in the Hudę Njú Kú Gallery

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Wed Aug 14 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Thu Aug 15 Open Mic Night with Alex Johnson 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu Aug 15 Jimmy D. Lane 8:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Fri Aug 16 Jimmy D. Lane 8:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Fri Aug 16 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri Aug 16 Mahony-Dunphy-Jordan 9:30 PM The Local Bar Sat Aug 17 Jimmy D. Lane 8:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Sat Aug 17 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun Aug 18 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Sun Aug 18 Kim Beggs 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Wed Aug 21 Teen Textile Camp with Caroline Forde Arts Underground Youth will create visual art pieces using natural objects and traditional mixed mediums. To register call 667-4080 or stop into Arts Underground. Wed Aug 21 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel

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Until Sept 30 Fossil Favourites from Across Canada Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre View this amazing exhibit of notable fossils from 11 different places all across Canada. Aug 14 - 16 Street Eats Festival 11:00 AM City Of Whitehorse Outside City Hall for a variety of Street Eats, for lunch AND dinner! Wed Aug 14 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed Aug 14 Taylor House Talks 12:00 PM Taylor House Each Thursday over the lunch hour exploring different aspects of Yukon’s fascinating history. Wed Aug 14 Downtown Community BBQ 5:30 PM Cook Street park FREE hamburgers, hot dogs, and games like giant jenga and bubbles. Neighbours, kids, pup’s, and reps from the City will all be there. Wed Aug 14 Range Point Weed Pulls! 6:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Range Point is the “old dump” now a dirt parking lot off Range Road between Mountain View & Whistle Bend Way. Look for our sign! Wed Aug 14 Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:00 PM A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Wed Aug 14 Auditions for El Crocodor 6:00 PM The Guild Hall The play is about a group of fifth-rate vaudevillians who are exiled from their native El Crocodor and continue their subversive nightclub act in Canada. Email guildproducer@gmail.com to book an audition or more info. Wed Aug 14 Legion Texas Hold’Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802

Wed Aug 14 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Aug 14 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu Aug 15 Free Yukoner Day MacBride Museum Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Valid Yukon ID must be presented at time of admission. Thu Aug 15 Historic Whitehorse Walking Tour 11:00 AM MacBride Museum Walk through the historical downtown and hear about its storied residents. Thu Aug 15 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. Thu Aug 15 Final Graduation Parade 2:00 PM Whitehorse Cadets Visitors are welcome to come down and watch and celebrate the completion of their course. Cadets graduating will be from Arctic Bay, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Hay River, Naujaat, Rankin Inlet and Yellowknife. Thu Aug 15 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 Aug 15 Auditions for El Crocodor 6:00 PM The Guild Hall The play is about a group of fifth-rate vaudevillians who are exiled from their native El Crocodor and continue their subversive nightclub act in Canada. Email guildproducer@gmail.com to book an audition or more info. Thu Aug 15 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 Aug 15 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Fri Aug 16 Historic Whitehorse Walking Tour 11:00 AM MacBride Museum Walk through the historical downtown and hear about its storied residents. Fri Aug 16 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 Aug 16 Afternoon Tea and Hymn Sing 2:00 PM Christ Church Cathedral Fri Aug 16 Skills Canada Yukon 1st Annual Cardboard Boat Race 4:00 PM Canada Games Centre Deadline to register: August 2nd, 2019, All ages welcome! To register contact skillscanada@ northwestel.net Fri Aug 16 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. Sat Aug 17 NOLS Yukon Annual Gear Sale and BBQ 10:00 AM Takhini Hotsprings Find outdoor and adventuring gear, whitewater canoes, dry bags, backpacks, stoves, kitchen gear, fleece, tents, trip/ trail food, technical clothing and more. Sat Aug 17 Auditions for El Crocodor 10:00 AM The Guild Hall The play is about a group of fifth-rate vaudevillians who are exiled from their native El Crocodor and continue their subversive nightclub act in Canada. Email guildproducer@gmail.com to book an audition or more info. Sat Aug 17 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat Aug 17 Historic Whitehorse Walking Tour 11:00 AM MacBride Museum Walk through the historical downtown and hear about its storied residents. Sat Aug 17 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. Sat Aug 17 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 Aug 18 Historic Whitehorse Walking Tour 11:00 AM MacBride Museum Walk through the historical downtown and hear about its storied residents. Sun Aug 18 Seed-saving Workshop with Ingrid Wilcox 2:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Learn how to harvest seeds from plants you grow, save them for next year, and share them with other Yukon Gardeners. No registration required. Free. Call 6675239 for more information. Sun Aug 18 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 Aug 19 Psychic Readings Whitehorse, Yukon The opportunity to be seen at the deepest level of your being. Email lucca@powersourcerer.com for more information.

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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 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. 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 Mommy Barre 10:45 AM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. 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. . Thu Aug 15 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 15 Warhammer Evenings 4:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Every Thursday

Fri Aug 16 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 16 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 16 Mommy Barre 10:45 AM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. Fri Aug 16 Kid-friendly Mini-hike 12:15 PM Miles Canyon Bridge Hike the Miles Canyon trails, suitable for kids ages 5+, bring water, and appropriate clothing and footwear for a fun and easy hour-long hike! For more info hikes@yukonconservation.org or call 668-5678 ext. 6 Fri Aug 16 Last Splash 4:00 PM Canada Games Centre Games, Activities, Giveaways, fun for the whole family. Fri Aug 16 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 Aug 16 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Mon Aug 19 Discovery Day Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Come celebrate Discovery Day and Yukon’s history at the Beringia Centre! Admission is FREE all day Mon Aug 19 Little Explorers 10:30 AM Pioneer Hotel Explore the outdoors and natural world through investigation and play. For all ages. Call 6688698 for more details. Tue Aug 20 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 20 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 20 fit4two Prenatal Fitness 6:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Connect with other moms-to-be in your community while reducing prenatal discomforts like lower back ache, fatigue and swelling. Register online. Tue Aug 20 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 21 Mushroom Power Up Environment Yukon office 667-8291 Sam Skinner will lead a walk and talk in Whitehorse about the biology and identification of Yukon mushrooms. Call to reserve a spot 667-8291. Wed Aug 21 Teen Textile Camp with Caroline Forde Arts Underground Youth will create visual art pieces using natural objects and traditional mixed mediums. To register call 667-4080 or stop into Arts Underground. Wed Aug 21 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 21 123, 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 21 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 21 Mommy Barre 10:45 AM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Focuses on strength, posture, core and flexibility. Inspired by a blend of ballet barre work, strength training, Pilates and yoga. Register online. Wed Aug 21 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 21 Pioneer Hotel Summer Closing Party 3:00 PM Shipyards Park 668-6535 Refreshments, family activities, loads of free books, and of course CAKE while visiting the Fireweed Market. Wed Aug 21 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 21 Community Back to School BBQ 4:45 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) Meet with staff, enjoy some hamburgers and hot-dogs, and get the chance to win some door prizes! For more info call 633-8422

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS 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. Thu Aug 15 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 15 Monthly Coalition Meeting 5:00 PM CYO Hall Monthly Coalition (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition) meetings are held every third Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Thu Aug 15 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 Thu Aug 15 Art with the Land - A Public Conversation 6:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub A free public conversation featuring Lianne Charlie, Jaydan Soroka and other artists in and from the Yukon speaking about the relations between their work and the landscape. Sat Aug 17 Safer Spaces Training 9:00 AM The Old Fire Hall Professional Development Workshop to increase inclusion for LGBTQ+ communities. Register online. Sat Aug 17 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 17 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Tue Aug 20 Green Drinks! 5:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue Aug 20 Brave New Writing Workshop 7:00 PM Brave New Writing Join us to work that creative muscle in a warm and supportive environment. This is a guided creative writing workshop using prompts to inspire, engage, and explore. Bring your favourite journal and a pen and get ready to write. Admission by donation. Wed Aug 21 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

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy

Fennel and chicken liver salad

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hicken livers are super simple to cook and a great ingredient to play with if you’re just starting Bulb of fennel, remove the fronds and just use the sliced bulb for this salad

to fool around with offal. They’re still remarkably inexpensive compared to a lot of the trendier offal (I’m looking at you, bone marrow) and they taste delicious. If you’re new to cooking chicken liver, just remember not to overcook them and to be liberal with

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Melt half the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once melted, add the sliced fennel and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until fennel is soft, about 6 minutes, then remove the fennel from the pan and return the pan to the heat. Melt the remaining butter, then add chicken livers to the pan and cook until just beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until desired doneness, about another 3 minutes for pink centres. Remove from heat and let the chicken livers rest while you make the dressing.

2 Shallots add some subtle sweetness to the dressing

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Return the pan to the heat and add the chopped shallots. When the shallots have begun to soften, deglaze the pan by adding sherry and the balsamic vinegar. Bring to a simmer and reduce the liquid by half. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. To assemble the salad, divide the lettuce between 4 plates, then top each pile of lettuce with fennel. Slice the chicken livers and place on top of the fennel, then drizzle each plate with the sherry

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Aussie Girl in the Yukon

Friends discover Yukon

with Kylie Campbell

Part 1 of 2 Showing the delights of why we choose to live in the middle of nowhere

Kylie shares the view at Dyea, Alaska

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hen you tell your friends and family that you’ve finally found the place you want to settle, they get a little excited. I mean, after living in London, Moscow, Dublin, Edinburgh, they figure it must be a truly vibrant city with access to the world. Or after living in the Austrian, French and Georgian alps, it must be an extreme and gnarly place. It must be somewhere like Vancouver or Toronto or somewhere like Revelstoke or Whistler … Whitehorse, Yukon, I told them. “Where!?” My best friend Sam decided to come visit me, in what he described

caption as “middle of nowhere”. This was the first time we’d seen each other in four years. Originally from Las Vegas, we met in Moldova. He then came to visit me when I lived in Turkey and Russia. But this was different. I was excited to live in a country where we both spoke the language and sexual preference was accepted, not criminalized. There were so many options to choose from and only three full days here. So here’s our tale of escapades and exploring the middle of nowhere.

Kylie took a quick swim at International Falls

PHOTOS: Sam Hertz

Day 1 -

Carcross, Skagway

Sam arrived on the Wednesday evening flight and I met him at Whitehorse International Airport with Yukon Brewing’s new Fireweed honey beer and a matching fluorescent pink sign. “Welcome to the Yukon, Sam”. After a quick catch-up we went to sleep because we were headed to Skagway, Alaska. In my van, L’il Bitch, we headed down the South Klondike Highway. We stopped first at Emerald Lake for a photo shoot, a must for any visitor. “Why would you ever live somewhere so remote?” Sam asked. “It’s beautiful, but I couldn’t live here.” Sam lives in China, so it is a tad different. Our first tourist stop was Caribou Crossing Trading Post, just before the desert in Carcross. I had always driven past it, thinking it looked silly. But I was pleasantly surprised. We got to see husky puppies, huskies enjoying a run in the sun and lots of Klondike-esque buildings. We looked at the stuffed animal museum, full of impressive work that made for an incredible comparison when it came to the differences in size. After the Skagway tour buses started arriving, we decided to

leave. We stopped at the “world’s smallest desert” before driving into Carcross. It was lunchtime and we ordered Sam’s first poutine at the Bistro. We wandered around the Carcross Commons stores, admiring the artwork and small shops. The White Pass train came into town and we picked up our lunch at the Bistro and headed to Bennett Lake to eat. The lake was crystal clear, and the hot sun beamed. It was the perfect picture as we ate. A walk on the beach and too many photos later, we continued the drive down to Skagway. “Are we going to stop and take pictures?” Sam asked as I drove passed a couple of pullouts. “We will never get to Skagway, if we stop at every stop,” I said. “We aren’t even at the good parts yet.” We stopped along the way, taking pictures of glass-like lakes and jagged mountains.

Kylie and her friend Sam Hertz took in the scenery along the road to Skagway, Alaska We continued on into B.C. and, at the summit, we decided to hike International Falls. I had never done it and was told it was pretty simple. So off we went, nothing in tow except our cameras. We hiked down in flip flops, an immediate regret when he saw the steep hill, loose dirt and rope assists. However, we got to the bottom and discovered a small lake. We could see the path on the other side and realised we would have to go through the water, which still had ice in it. We took off our pants and shoes and carried them as we crossed the frigid water. After only a couple minutes, the pain from the water was intense. But we made it. We continued on, in our underwear and barefeet to the waterfall. As we walked cont’d on page 13 ...

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Kylie gave Sam Hertz a rough pioneer introduction to the Yukon through bushes higher than our heads, I realised neither of us had bear spray and all I could imagine was the headline “Aussie girl leads American to grizzly death in Yukon.” But we were ok, as we sang and made lots of noise. We took lots of photos and then headed back across the lake and up the steep bank to the car. Our drive continued briefly as we arrived to the “Welcome to Alaska” sign. Sam had never been to Alaska and was excited to tick it off his bucket list. The huge number of tourists deterred us from trying to take a photo with the sign, but luckily, as one set of buses was leaving and another was pulling in, we found a tourist to take a photo of us. We continued our drive down the highway to Alaska and into Skagway. Our first stop was Skagway Distillery to have a tasty gin cocktail on their new deck. It was perfect, with beautiful sun and warm weather. We decided that if we continue drinking, we should park the car

where we planned to sleep, because drinking and driving is not a good idea. So we went and parked the car and discovered Skagway. First stop was an attempt to do the Skagway Quickie tour of the brothel at Red Onion, however, we arrived too late. Instead, we went to Klondike Brewing and enjoyed a flight of beer on their deck. By this time, we were thoroughly starving and intoxicated, so we stumbled through the town to obtain some tasty food. King crab legs were on Sam’s list, so we went to Skagway Fish Company, right on

the water and got crab with halibut, chips and more Alaska beer. After the delicious food, our bellies were full, the cruise ships had pulled out of the harbour and Skagway was a small port town again. We waddled back to the car and passed out. Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

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Front St. Gazebo 1:00 Discovery Days Awards Free Cake! Riverfront Park 1:00 Kids Games Yoop Hall 2:00 Yoop Open House Riverside Park 1-4 Artist Demonstration Tent Fourth & Queen 2-2 Diamond Tooth Gerties Opens Diamond Tooth Gerties 2:00 Poker Tournament Dawson City Swimming Pool 2-4 Toonie Swim Dawson City Golf Course 2:00 Discovery Days Golf Tournament DZCC 3:00 Giant Dënezhu Bingo Game - Laugh & Gamble the Tr’ondëk way 6:00 Performance: Iridescent Waters with Aleks Bartosik Dawson Daily News 7-9 Derelict, Flotsam & Jetsam: A Pecha Cucha Inspired Event Alchemy Cafe Top of the Midnight Dome 8:30 Midnight Sun Pipe Band 10-11 Cult Cinema Presents: Fast Pussycat. Kill! Kill! Palace Grand Theatre 11:00 The Shagadelics Westminster Hotel Lounge

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1:30 Authors on Eighth Literary Walking Tour Eighth & Firth 5-7:30 KIAC Naming Ceremony & Community BBQ KIAC 7:30-8 To Talk With Others ODD Gallery 8:00-11 Gallery Hop Various locations 11 Youtube Karaoke Wesminster Hotel Lounge 11:00 Black As Night The Dark Side of the Midnight Sun Bombay Peggy’s

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AUGUST 15-20, 2019

DISCOVERY DAYS

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Thank you to all the generous 2019 funders and sponsors that made our 23rd season a success! ArtsFund, Lotteries Yukon, City of Whitehorse, On Yukon Time, Youth Investment Fund, Canada Summer Jobs, Yukon Career Placement Program, Java Connection, Vector Research, North End Gallery, Folk Society of Whitehorse, Hougen Group of Companies, Jazz Yukon, What’s Up Yukon, Marsh Lake Tents and Events, Integrated Solutions Group, Bull Puckie Holdings, Yukon Heritage and Museums Association, Inanda Images

Special Thanks to our Grande Finale sponsors: Marsh Lake Tents and Events, Etienne Girard, Volunteer Yukon, Boys and Girls Club of Yukon, Java Connection, Your Independent Grocer, Big Bear Donair - Beer, Wine & Spirits, Wood Street Ramen, Domino’s Pizza, Panago Whitehorse, The Deli Yukon, Antoinette’s Restaurant, Alpine Organic Bakery Yukon, Boston Pizza, Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters, Titan Gaming & Collectibles, Save-On-Foods, Real Canadian Superstore

See you in 2020 for another great season of performing and visual arts!

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Highlights The Best Things in Life are… Rescued!

ATTENTION BOARD GAMERS

Local produce and meats, hot meals, baked goods, plants, Yukon art, crafted treasures and more... For more details, please visit fireweedmarket.ca or call 333-2255.

Love dogs? Need some exercise?

Come Drop In Second Monday of the Month 6:30-9 pm at The Royal Canadian Legion 503 Steele Street, Whitehorse $2 Drop-In Fee

Meet people who love to play as much as you do!

August 13 METAL SHOP – SAFETY ORIENTATION 7 - 9pm ……………………….. August 15 MENTOR NIGHT: METALWORK, LASER AND VINYL CUTTING, SEWING 6 - 9pm ……………………….. August 15 Art with the Land - a Public Conversation + NorthLight Beer O’Clock 6 - 8pm ……………………….. August 20 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 5 - 6pm ……………………….. LASER CUTTING FOR BEGINNERS 6:30 - 9pm ……………………….. WOODSHOP ORIENTATION SPONSORED BY HOME HARDWARE 7 - 9pm ……………………….. August 29 REPAIR CAFÉ 6 - 9pm ……………………….. Open Hours: Wed-Sun 1pm-9pm

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To register for any of the following workshops, visit Arts Underground or call 867-667-4080. Members receive a 10% discount

WORKSHOPS Finding Your Voice in Clay Emma Smith Sept. 14 + 15 9:00 am - 6:00pm Promoting Yourself as an Artist Selene Vahkaria Mon. Sept 16 7:00pm - 9:00pm Screen Printing 101 Rebekah Senko Sept. 20 + 21 6:00pm - 9:00pm Website for Creative Businesses Selene Vahkaria Sept. 23 + 30 7:00pm - 9:00pm Intro to Life Drawing Sheelah Tolton Sat. Sept. 28 1:00pm - 8:30pm Creation of Felted Soaps Joella Hogan Mon. Nov. 7 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Check out all our programming at yukonstruct.com/events ! ……………………….. Open Hours Mon- Fri 9am-5pm

Brick Stitch Earrings Sheelah Tolton Sat. Nov. 16 1:00pm - 4:00pm

NorthLight Innovation Building 2180 2nd Ave

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

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Klondike Institute Klondike Institute of Art and Dawson Culture City, YT of Art and Culture Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT Dawson City, YT Dawson – YT May 23rdCity, September 13th Gratuit To Talk With Others In the ODD Gallery/ Dänojà Zho Cultural Cen Yukon School of Visual Arts May 23rd – September 13th – rd – th May 23rdWith September Mondays, 6pm – 9pm 13th May 23 September 13 To Talk Others To Talk With OthersDänojà Zho Cultural Cen Pottery Drop-In In the ODD Gallery/ To Talk With Others InCultural the ODD Gallery/ Dänojà KIAC Classroom In the ODD Gallery/ Dänojà ZhoYukon Centre School of Visual ArtsZho Cultural Cen 6 circuits autoguidés Yukon School of Visual Arts Yukon School of Visual Arts Bi-Weekly6pm on Sundays, Mondays, – 9pm 5pm – 8pm Mondays, 6pm – 9pm Screen Printing Drop-In Mondays, 6pm – 9pm Pottery Drop-In Classroon Pottery Drop-In In the KIAC Classroom Pottery Drop-In In the KIAC Classroom In the KIAC Classroom 7pm – 8pm 9pm Bi-Weekly on Sundays, 5pm Bi-Weekly on Sundays, 5pm – 8pm Life Drawing Drop-In Bi-Weekly on Sundays, 5pm – 8pm Screen Printing Drop-In Partez la Screen Printing Drop-In Ballroom In the KIAC Classroon Screen PrintingàDrop-In In the KIAC Classroon In therencontre KIAC Classroon Saturday, June 22nd, 11am Bi-Weekly on Sundays, 7pm––4pm 9pm d’histoires Bi-Weekly on Sundays, 7pm – 9pm Bi-Weeklyinédites on Sundays, 7pm – 9pm Life Drawing Drop-In Summer Artists’ Market Life Drop-In In theDrawing KIAC Events Ballroom Life Drawing Drop-In Community Shelter (Front Street) In the KIAC Ballroom In the KIAC Ballroom Saturday, June 22th nd, 11am – 4pm th nd – 18 August 15 , 11am – 4pm Saturday,Artists’ June 22ndMarket Saturday, June 22 , 11am – 4pm Summer Yukon Riverside Arts Festival Summer Artists’ Market Summer Artists’ Market Community Events Shelter (Front Street) Various venues in Dawson Community (Front Street) Community Events Shelter (Front Street) Events Shelter City

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

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

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Active Interest LISTINGS 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 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.

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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 Pilates 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Pilates class is an intense core class that will make you sweat and burn calories. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. 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 3348121 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. Thu Aug 15 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. Thu Aug 15 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Thu Aug 15 Barre 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness A workout that combines the best elements of ballet barre, pilates, functional training and stretching. Register online. 334-3479 info@llmf.ca Thu Aug 15 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 15 Zumba 6:00 PM 7th Ray Studio A world music based dance fitness class for all levels of fitness. Register online or call 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com Fri Aug 16 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Fri Aug 16 Pilates 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Pilates class is an intense core class that will make you sweat and burn calories. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri Aug 16 Zumba 5:30 PM 7th Ray Studio A world music based dance fitness class for all

Wellness LISTINGS 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. Thu Aug 15 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Breath of Life Collective 60 minute flow class will energize you and kickstart your day. Drop in any time. Thu Aug 15 Yoga 7:00 PM 7th Ray Studio Work at all levels to increase strength and flexibility, advancing to the

more difficult asanas and yogic principles. Register online or call 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com Thu Aug 15 Mental Health Caregivers Support Group 7:00 PM Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services Health & Social Services A support group for family members and friends of individuals with mental illness. Call for more information. 456-3838 Fri Aug 16 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 3349317 Sat Aug 17 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 17 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat Aug 17 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Sun Aug 18 Yoga 9:00 AM 7th Ray Studio Work at all levels to increase strength and flexibility, advancing to the more difficult asanas and yogic principles. Register online

or call 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com Mon Aug 19 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 3349317 Mon Aug 19 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Aug 19 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Tue Aug 20 Rise & Shine Yoga 7:00 AM Breath of Life Collective 60 minute flow class will energize you and kickstart your day. Drop in any time. Tue Aug 20 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 20 Weight Watchers 5:00 PM Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue Aug 20 Yoga 5:30 PM 7th Ray Studio Work at all levels to increase strength and flexibility, advancing to the more difficult asanas and yogic principles. Register online or call 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com

levels of fitness. Register online or call 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com Sat Aug 17 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Aug 17 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 17 Aboriginal Sport Circle 5:30 PM Biathlon Range Sun Aug 18 ASC 10:00 AM Biathlon Range Sun Aug 18 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 19 Run Wild - Wildlife Rehabilitation Fun Run Fundraiser! 9:00 AM Yukon Wildlife Preserve A family fun 5K run/walk around the preserve. Register online or for more info lindsay@ yukonwildlife.ca or 456-7400 Mon Aug 19 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 19 PiYo 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, corefirming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Register online. Mon Aug 19 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 19 Zumba 5:30 PM 7th Ray Studio A world music based dance fitness class for all levels of fitness. Register online or call 334-9605 info@7thraystudio.com Mon Aug 19 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. Tue Aug 20 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 20 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue Aug 20 Buns and Guns 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness All strength class, focusing on toning the muscles in your arms and glutes..Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Tue Aug 20 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 20 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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

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

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

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A Health and Wellness Conversation

The Independent Expert Panel leading the comprehensive review of Yukon’s health and social programs has developed a new four-question survey. Please share your thoughts. They will inform the panel’s recommendations to improve the territory’s health and social programs and services.

For a paper copy of the survey, call 867-667-8205 or email healthreview@gov.yk.ca.

Find the survey online at engageyukon.ca

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Lullabies to a northern landscape Sabrina Parks publishes her latest

Silhouettes appreciate the coming of darkness

Mom and child panning in river

Baby’s fireweed dreams

Solstice walk with family

Northern perspectives

... in Sabrina Parks’ new children’s book, Midnight Sun

by Carrie Boles

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s the new school year rolls around and fall begins, Yukoners find seasonal ways to appreciate their surroundings in this place called home. For Sabrina Parks and her family, this appreciation began three years ago, after relocating to the Whitehorse area. As Parks states in her poem “Way Up North,” this is a place “ … where as each day passes more in love with northern living one falls.” Parks’ journey as a visual artist started years ago, her work can be found on display at Arts Underground and online. Her venture into writing and illustrating children’s books, began a mere eight years ago, and upon relocating to the Yukon, has be-

come more pronounced. Parks stated in a recent interview that she remembers reading a quote that said one needs to escape nature to find oneself. “As an artist, you need reflective time. The serenity of the North, being surrounded by nature, the summer sun, offers us a lot of opportunity to create. This is, by far, the most beautiful place I’ve lived,” she said. This place is certainly a muse for Parks, who also cites her children as inspiration. Parks is a stayat-home mom and she said the experience of being surrounded by them and watching them grow influences her work as well. These inspirations are reflected in her latest work—Midnight Sun. The children’s book is an ode to

parents, children and the challenges of lulling youngsters to bed at a time of year when the mighty midnight sun beckons them to experience the majesty of the landscape around the clock. The words life off her pages, as a lullaby to the children we love and the northern landscapes outside our windows. The self-published book— ”a ballad, a thank-you, to the North,” she said—has received positive feedback online since its Amazon debut in July 2019. Hard copies are currently being printed for local businesses, the Yukon Public Library and tourist destinations such as the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. As any children’s author knows, the world of children’s

literature can be a difficult one to navigate. Last year, Parks participated in a local TD Canadian Children’s Book Week event. As part of it, southern authors came North to offer advice and suggestions on getting writing out there. “As a creator, marketing is its own engine. Being a mother, artist and full-time employee, sometimes you just throw (your work) out there to see if it will be found, like a precious stone or nugget,” she said. “Solicit it. Keep trying, even if responses from publishing houses are scarce. Today with independent publishing—especially in the North—there is always an option to be found.” Parks uses Amazon Cre-

ILLUSTRATIONS: Sabrina Parks

ateSpace, which she said is free, easy and a great avenue for those who don’t have access to regular publishing routes. But before that step, she said aspiring writers should read widely to see what other artists are doing. Midnight Sun will be available locally by the end of summer 2019. It is currently available for purchase online, through Amazon.com. Additional information can be found online at SabrinasArtDotBlog.Wordpress.Com When Carrie Boles is not submerged in dystopian novels, she very much enjoys the spirit and idealism found in children’s literature.

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Demonstrations & Clinics in 4 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Soccer and Bocce

Come and cheer on Yukon’s athletes with an intellectual disability!

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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 Wed Aug 14 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fri Aug 16 Summer Bonspiel Atlin Rec Centre Contact Lynn at 250-651-7663 Sat Aug 17 Atlin Lake Shore Market 10:00 AM Tarahne Park Sun Aug 18 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Aug 18 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martins Anglican Church Tue Aug 20 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

Sat Jul 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 14 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Aug 14 Kevin Barr, Live Music 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Wed Aug 14 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed Aug 14 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Aug 14 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed Aug 14 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 15 Lianne Cranfield, Live Music 12:00 PM Carcross Commons Thu Aug 15 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 15 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 15 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 15 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Aug 15 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 16 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sat Aug 17 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sun Aug 18 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Sun Aug 18 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Sun Aug 18 Steve Slade 5:00 PM Bistro on Bennett Sunday night dinner and music with fantastic covers of a wide variety of artists. Mon Aug 19 Lianne Cranfield, Live Music 12:00 PM Carcross Commons Mon Aug 19 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon Aug 19 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Aug 20 Skydive Yukon TREK 2019 8:00 AM Carcross Skydive Yukon TREK 2019 is a gathering of skydivers from all over the world. They come to enjoy the great outdoors and make as many jumps as they can over the one month event. Tue Aug 20 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Aug 20 Kevin Barr, Live Music 11:00 AM Carcross Commons Tue Aug 20 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 20 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue Aug 20 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Aug 20 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue Aug 20 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251

DAWSON CITY

Wed Aug 14 Hatha Yoga with Naomi 6:30 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Wed Aug 14 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 14 Bannock and Wild Tea 3:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Try some homemade bannock and wild tea. Wed Aug 14 Aroma Yoga - Kundalini with Marielle 5:15 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Thu Aug 15 19th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival Dawson City The festival aims to provide an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact directly with the arts and explore their creativity. For more information email admin@kiac.ca Thu Aug 15 Hatha Yoga with Diane 9:30 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info.

Open Discovery Day!

Thu Aug 15 Authors on Eighth Writing Contest and Walking Tour 1:30 PM Jack London Museum Explore the one time haunts of London, Service and Berton, and learn their colourful ties to Dawson City on this FREE Tour! . Thu Aug 15 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 15 Nature Walk 2:00 PM Tombstone Territorial Park Join us for a short nature walk. Dress for the weather Thu Aug 15 Naming Ceremony & Community BBQ 5:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Celebrating language, art and community! A showcase of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in art, a performance by the Hän singers, stories, histories, acknowledgements, and a BBQ! Everyone is welcome! Thu Aug 15 Hatha Yoga with Jennifer 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Thu Aug 15 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 16 Conversation with Simon Brault 10:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture 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. Fri Aug 16 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Aug 16 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Aug 16 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri Aug 16 Photography Book Launch 5:00 PM Alchemy Café Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s first youth photography book being launched during Yukon Riverside Arts Festival! Fri Aug 16 Harmonica George in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Aug 16 Shagadelic in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat Aug 17 Discovery Day Tournament Dawson City Golf Course Call or email for more information. 993-2500 dawsongolf@hotmail.ca Sat Aug 17 Discovery Days Golf Tournament Dawson City Golf Course 2pm shotgun start. Teams of 5. Best ball 993-2500 dawsongolf@hotmail.ca Sat Aug 17 The Discovery Days Trail Race 9:30 AM Palace Grand Theatre Explore Dawson City’s network of nature trails. For more information Run Dawson email at info@rundawson.com 993-3896 Sat Aug 17 Dawson City Artists’ Market 11:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Call 993-5005, email admin@kiac.ca for more information. Sat Aug 17 Summer Art Market 11:00 AM Dawson City Features local crafters, artists, and artisans. Next to the Farmers Market on Front Street. Sat Aug 17 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 17 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat Aug 17 Shagadelic in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sun Aug 18 Beginner - Mixed Yoga 10:15 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Learn about what yoga is, how to determine whether yoga is for you. Call 993-3518 for more info. Sun Aug 18 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun Aug 18 Dawson City Mud Bog 2019 12:00 PM Dawson City Watch trucks and other souped-up vehicles race through giant mud pits! Bring your camping chairs or blankets! Sun Aug 18 The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon Aug 19 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Aug 19 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Aug 19 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 20 Gold Rush II 1:00 PM Dawson City A FREE event, and everyone is welcome! Thousands of dollars worth of gold in the creek! Come find it with us! Free BBQ, Historic Interpretations, Music and GOLD Tue Aug 20 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 20 Kids Musical Theatre Workshop 3:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Professional dancer and swing Diamond Tooth Gertie, Holly McCourt! For ages 5-10! Call 993-5005 for more info. Tue Aug 20 Foam Rolling - ReStore Lower Back & Hips 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Foam rollers and/or balls will be used for self-massage & myofascial release. Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue Aug 20 Professional Development: Online Retail for Artists 101 & 102 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Freelance Creative Director Anna Edell from Toronto, for a two-part professional development workshop for artists, crafters, and creatives of all types! To register 993-5005 or email admin@kiac. Tue Aug 20 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520

FARO

Wed Aug 14 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting.

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Thu Aug 15 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Fri Aug 16 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Aug 18 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Aug 18 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Aug 20 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: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Aug 2 Alaska to Arizona by Donna Catotti & Rob Goldberg Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre On display in the Hakkinen gallery, a 6-week spotlight exhibit showcasing the work of artists Donna Catotti and Rob Goldberg. Wed Aug 14 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Aug 14 Snack Lunch 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Aug 14 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Aug 14 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu Aug 15 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu Aug 15 Starvin’ Marvin Gardenin’ 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Aug 15 Family Nutrition 1:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Aug 15 Snack Lunch 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Aug 15 Kid Yoga 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Aug 16 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri Aug 16 Board of Directors Meeting 10:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri Aug 16 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Aug 16 Touch Base -- Pam, Tracey, Laura 11:00 AM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Fri Aug 16 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri Aug 16 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Aug 16 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat Aug 17 2019 Totem Trot Fundraiser 9:00 AM Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre A 1/2 Marathon and 5k running/walking event in beautiful Haines, Register online. Sat Aug 17 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun Aug 18 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Aug 18 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon Aug 19 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon Aug 19 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon Aug 19 Haines Public Library Open 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Aug 19 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon Aug 19 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon Aug 19 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Aug 20 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Aug 20 Lego Club 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Aug 20 Aquatic Rangers 2:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Aug 20 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed Aug 14 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 14 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Aug 14 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. Thu Aug 15 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Aug 15 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Aug 15 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Aug 15 Open Mic 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu Aug 15 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Aug 16 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Fri Aug 16 Friday Night Salmon Bake - Featuring - Marco Claveria 6:00 PM Village Bakery and Deli Delicious food, live music, call 634-2867 or email villagebakeryyukon@gmail.com for more information. Tue Aug 20 Yukon Trail Trip 9:00 AM Haines Junction Program open to hikers for a modified version.Lodge is suitable for children. Register online. Tue Aug 20 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Aug 20 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Tue Aug 20 Summer Market 4:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Call 667-7083 or email lmca@ northwestel.net for more info.

MARSH LAKE

Wed Aug 14 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Aug 14 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu Aug 15 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Aug 17 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Aug 17 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Tue Aug 20 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Aug 20 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Daily, Monday to Friday & Sunday, Public Swimming Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Monday Friday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and Sunday at 6:00 am - 8:00 pm Daily, Monday to Friday Parent and Tot Swimming 11:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Thu Aug 15 Mayo Midnight Swim 10:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre For ages 12+, enjoy a late evening swim. Fri Aug 16 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun Aug 18 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue Aug 20 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu Aug 15 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun Aug 18 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue Aug 20 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 14 Open Hang Arial Practice 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Wed Aug 14 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed Aug 14 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Aug 14 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Aug 14 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Aug 14 Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu Aug 15 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu Aug 15 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu Aug 15 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu Aug 15 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 15 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Aug 16 Open Hang Arial Practice 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Fri Aug 16 SpinYOGA 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Aug 16 Volleyball for Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Aug 16 Dance Night 9:00 PM Red Onion Saloon Sat Aug 17 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat Aug 17 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat Aug 17 Pickleball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun Aug 18 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun Aug 18 Volleyball for Adults 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun Aug 18 Open Hang Arial Practice 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Mon Aug 19 SpinFlex w/Katherine 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon Aug 19 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 19 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 19 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 19 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 Mon Aug 19 Volleyball for Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

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Tue Aug 20 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue Aug 20 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Aug 20 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue Aug 20 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 20 Hatha Yoga with Foam Rollers & Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Aug 20 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Aug 19 SMART Recovery Meeting 6:00 PM Skagway Traditional Council Free & open to anyone in recovery. Please contact John Hischer, LCSW at (907) 983-2255 Mon Aug 19 Ladies Night 6:00 PM Skagway Brewing Co. Live music featuring Eliza

TAGISH

Wed Aug 14 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed Aug 14 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Thu Aug 15 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Sat Aug 17 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sun Aug 18 Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month. September 20th - Trivia Theme is “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?’ 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon.org Sun Aug 18 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Tue Aug 20 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

TESLIN

Wed Aug 14 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 14 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 16 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 16 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 17 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome! Tue Aug 20 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 20 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 20 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome!

WATSON LAKE

Wed Aug 14 Fun in the Park 2:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Story time, crafts, activities, and snacks for children 0-6 plus sports activities for children 7+. Call 536-5255 for more info. Thu Aug 15 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu Aug 15 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu Aug 15 Parents and Tots Swim 2:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu Aug 15 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Thu Aug 15 Teen Night 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Ages 13-18 - meet at the ball diamonds for some fun! Fri Aug 16 15th Annual Buddy Taylor Mixed Slo Pitch Tournament Watson Lake Cash prizes, beer gardens, Saturday night BBQ, Bonfire and skills competition, call 336-1011 or email tcrobrien@yahoo.ca for more info. Fri Aug 16 Archery Tag 6:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Ages 7 to adult - sport that combines elements of dodgeball or other combat-type games with the timeless skills of archery. Sat Aug 17 Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 AM Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sat Aug 17 Arts in the Park & Farmers Market 12:00 PM Wye Lake Park Live music and entertainment. Call 335-7695 for more information. Sun Aug 18 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon Aug 19 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 19 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue Aug 20 Parents and Tots 1:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue Aug 20 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue Aug 20 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake


August 14, 2019

HERITAGE Conversations

Kim and Mike McDougall

Family placer operation on Sixtymile steeped in history by by Leighann Chalykoff

Kim and Mike McDougall

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ike and Kim McDougall have been mining gold in the Sixtymile region of the Klondike for nearly 40 years. Throughout the decades, they’ve made their own history in the area. They’ve also been surrounded by the remnants of those that came before them, both the mammoths and the miners. “There are not too many places left in the world like Sixtymile,” said Mike. “There is enormous history there. It’s a gift and we have a responsibility to keep it safe.

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whatsupyukon.com “Sometimes I feel like we’re a teabag in a teapot: we’re steeped in that history.” The area they mine and the area mined by their parents—each of their fathers also ran placer mines in the area—is known for its caches of Ice Age mammal bones. Things like mammoth, muskox, giant beaver and camel. “We had an incredible amount of bones. I call them treasures greater than gold,” said Mike. “Dick Harrington used to come out from the national museum every second year and his eyes were always as big as dinner plates when he’d get there because of the range and the quality of bones that we found. “By the time he left Sixtymile, the back of his truck was always full and he’d have this very worried look on his face because his budgets weren’t big and he was trying to figure how the heck he was going to get the bones back to Ottawa without breaking his budget.” The first miners reached Sixtymile in 1892. Since then, there has been continuous activity in the area. They left behind more modern treasures for the McDougalls to discover. “We’ve found all kinds of things that had been abandoned for any number of reasons—shovels, buckets, wheels, wrenches, tram cars, kitchen tools, butter boxes, flour sacks and old miners’ clothing,” said Mike. When gold was found on Rabbit Creek, closer to Dawson, in 1896, the miners dropped their tools and started walking toward the major gold find to see if they could grab a piece. “Off to Dawson they all went and some of them made some money and some of them didn’t,” he said. “Around 1906 or 1907, they started coming back out this way, but what is interesting is that they brought different mining tools with them. They had equipment to steam thaw the ground rather than having to use fires.” That’s when everything changed. The tools became more efficient and the miners got better at what they did, so they didn’t leave as much gold behind. Now when the McDougalls come across a piece of land that has already been steam thawed, they expect to find old pieces of equipment,

but not much gold. Kim first came north to the Klondike to work at her father’s placer gold mine, but had no idea it would become her life’s work. “I can remember travelling on the Top of the World Highway and dad kept commenting on the beautiful scenery. I was a teenager and it didn’t mean much to me then,” said Kim. “Of course, I thought I would be up there for a summer to make some money and move on, but I fell in love with the place and here I am, 39 years later, still making the trek out to camp.” Her father knew Mike’s father. They had been friends. In the fall of 1980, Mike’s father asked him to come up and help with the operation, which is how he met Kim. “That was a real bonus for me,” said Mike. They married in their early 20s and then started mining on their own. “I worked for my dad, Mike worked for his dad, and then we started mining on our own with our own equipment and our own ideas of how we wanted to do it,” said Kim. “We started out very rustic and we did everything together.” As the years went by, their operation expanded. They had two children, hired a crew, and bought larger and more efficient pieces of equipment. A seasoned miner named Jim Lynch owned a cabin nearby and had been working in the area since the 1930s. He was a good friend to the family and gave Kim and Mike advice. Since he passed away, the McDougalls have keep his cabin the way that it was when he lived in it. “There are other buildings on our property, but that one is the most precious to me,” said Kim. “All of his cups and the little radio he used to listen to and even his pen and paper are still on the table. All of those things, it just brings back memories of him. “It’s all just sentimental value to me and people love to go in there when they visit.” With full days working to keep the operation going, the McDougalls don’t have a lot of time for visitors. On a regular summer day, when the mine is in full production,

PHOTOS: courtesy of the McDougalls Mike gets up at 4 a.m. to prepare for the crew that comes in at 7 a.m. He “walks the pit” and takes a look at the area they’re working on, then he leaves the crew—usually seven or eight people—to get to work. After that, he comes back to the house to have a cup of coffee with Kim and they plan what they need to get done during the day. That could include anything from moving equipment, doing maintenance or repairs, or going into Dawson for supplies. The day wraps up around 7 p.m. with dinner for everyone in the cook house. “In the same way that people are entrepreneurs, we were seeking to make a living for our family,” said Mike. The work environment has changed a lot since the McDougalls started their operation nearly 40 years ago. “In those days Dawson felt like it was a long ways from anywhere,” said Mike. “It just seemed to be a magical place and a little unreal.” There was also a lot more mining happening in the area. When they started, there were two

The McDougall’s home at Glacier Creek large operations, 15 other operations and 150 people working on Sixtymile. There are currently four working mines and roughly 20 people living there during the summer months. Mike said the days are long and hard, but it’s been fun to discover artifacts in the area. The history has always been important to them. “It’s been a good life for us. There are years where it’s been really financially beneficial and there’s been years where it hasn’t been,” said Kim. “We just love doing the work. We like being there. It’s not just a job for us, it’s our life.” Heritage Conversations columnist Leighann Chalykoff is a Yukon writer chronicling projects and people preserving Yukon’s history. This column is sponsored by Government of Yukon, Historic Sites unit.

Mike McDougall at work on a claim

Happy Discovery Days Everyone! August 18, 1898, Dawson City Yukon George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim discovered gold on Bonanza Creek. Soon after came one of the world’s greatest gold rush stampedes; nearly 100,000 people attempting to strike it rich in the Klondike gold fields.


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Carving Gold Rush history into woodblock prints

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Artist Sara Tabbert will travel the Chilkoot Trail during an artist residency by Amber Church left along the trail, how our human presence is (or is not) being incorporated back into the land and making sketches about what I find that can later be turned into woodcut prints. There is something really interesting to me about the visual absurdity of the Victorian decor and dress that came north with the Gold Rush and the contrast between that and where these folks actually found themselves. There’s a lot to look at and think about.” The 2019 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency will see three artists hike the Chilkoot Trail. Each artist will cover the distance over a twoweek period, allowing them time to deeply explore the landscape and artifacts, and to interact with others making the journey. Tabbert is looking forward to the challenge of introducing her fellow hikers to printmaking while on the trail. “I’m conducting a bit of an experiment on the trail,” she said. “If hikers join me at my trail presentations, I’ll talk a little bit about the work I’ve done so far, but I also packed and shipped out some supplies so hikers can do a simple printmaking project. I’ve made prints with people in lots of places, but never on a backpacking trip! We’ll see what happens. My talk in Whitehorse will be a bit more of a conventional artist’s

PHOTO: courtesy of Sara Tabbert

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ara Tabbert has undertaken three artist residencies in national parks. This August and September, she will undertake her fourth, as part of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. “I’ve had my eye on it for a while,” said Tabbert of the residency program. “I know a few other artists who have had the opportunity to participate and they all had positive things to say about the experience. I have lived in Alaska for most of my life, but have not hiked the Chilkoot and, in some ways, I’m glad that I haven’t. It will be fun to see it with fresh eyes. I’m also curious about how a ‘mobile residency’ will work for me. I have not yet done one when I am on the move a lot of the time. Being in a new place always makes you shake things up a bit.” The woodblock printer from Fairbanks has been busy with a number of projects lately, including a large commission for the new engineering building on the University of Alaska campus in Fairbanks and an exhibition at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau this coming February. That doesn’t mean that she hasn’t had time to give some thought to what her Chilkoot Trail residency will involve though. Tabbert is trying to balance a plan for the residency with being open to what happens along the way. “I look forward to seeing what is

Sara Tabbert’s piece, Spring Sky, was carved and painted on yellow cedar during a winter artist residency in Denali National Park

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talk and, by then, I should have some perspective on the trail and the experience.” Tabbert will be on the trail from Aug. 21 to Sept. 3. She can be found along the route on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Alaska time at Sheep Camp and on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Alaska time at Linderman City for workshops on relief block printing. On Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. she will give an artist’s talk at the Old Fire

Carved and painted in yellow cedar, Sara Tabbert’s piece, Remnant, Virgin River, was created during a 2015 artist residency in Zion National Park Hall in Whitehorse, discussing her experiences during the Chilkoot Artist Residency and on other public lands, and how these experiences have shaped her work. Amber Church is generally enthusiastic about everything but she spends most of her time creating in an art studio and chasing a child and dog through the wilderness.

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