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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

The history of the canoe

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ack in the early 1970s I wrote a monthly outdoors column for an Ontario outdoors magazine. One evening, after a day spent hunting moose, we pulled the canoe up on the sandy shore of an island and started a small campfire a short distance from our tent. I was with my

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Murray Martin illustrated a small pamphlet when he taught canoeing skills back in the 1960s and 70s. He is currently putting together a book on the history of the canoe, from 1600 to the present Photos courtesy Murray Martin

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hunting buddy, Dan Thomey, the founding publisher of Ontario Out of Doors magazine. He pointed to the canoe that had carried us through so many years of fishing and hunting and suggested I write the history of the canoe. I said I would whip up a piece within the month. That month lasted more than two years. In that time, I learned one of the most interesting lessons about whitewater trips. If you have ever wondered if there is such a thing as the perfect canoe, you are not alone. My curiosity led to me using one every weekend for 10 solid months. My preferred routes were along the whitewater rivers in the northern waters of Ontario’s Muskoka district. Water temperatures were barely above 33 degrees F and it couldn’t have been done without the help of my three sons, Kim, Kevin and Dave. They took the pictures and got soaked in the bow of many a canoe. In the end, what was meant to be a simple story on the canoe became the most interesting research and a wild adventure I’ll never forget. Canoe manufacturers would send me a canoe and my sons and I would run their boats through crazy white waters to see what punishment they could take and how they handled it. A couple didn’t make it, breaking up in the

runs. Those that survived were donated to Boy Scout troops. Eventually, after two years of studying the different canoes, I took what I knew of canoe history and combined it with some of my own ideas to build a 17-foot canoe from Kevlar. It weighed 36 pounds, had a high Ojibwa bow and stern, and a semi-rounded tumblehome around the body to add to the greatness in whitewater. Partway through testing a number of types of canoes, I found I needed to know just how the canoe came to be. The modern canoes used in my research were made from fibreglass, aluminum, Kevlar and other such modern materials. They were smooth in construction, but it seemed as though something was missing. On the other hand, the construction of the bark canoes were laced together with tree roots or strips of deer and moose hides, then decorated by the hands of their creators. In all, it gave the old canoe a feeling of depth and mystery. The drawings on the old birch bark canoes were not just idle drawings but rather told stories about the people who built these marvellous canoes centuries ago. If it was possible to go back in time and cross the nation’s

frontiers from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to the far north’s Arctic waters, one would be able to identify the First Nations involved by the way they built their canoes, the way the planking was laid out, the lashing of the gunwales and of, course, the very design of the canoe. The earliest written record of the canoe dates to 1535, when a French explorer by the name of Jacques Cartier logged “two bark canoes carrying a total of 17 men was seen.” Champlain was the first to add any description of the bark canoe when, in 1603, he recorded one that measured approximately 20 feet long, 40 inches at the beam and approximately 30 inches deep. The early settlers were fast to recognize the swiftness of such canoes. They could easily outdistance the best of the short landing craft of larger ships. It was not long before the explorers adopted these light swift canoes, which ultimately became the most-used mode of transportation in exploring and opening the pathways to the new world. Since then, engineering technology has subbed in many of the cont’d on page 3 ...

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will carry more cargo and offer more stability in the Hudson Bay_Ottawa River water. The longer the canoe, FUR TRADE CANOES the more free board, or distance the canoe sits out of The fur trade of the water at midship with the total cargo weight. It north, developed around the canoe, issame suggested that if you will The large 5 1/2 fathom and 6 fathom canoes, were exceed 800 pounds total used to transport cargo and passengers, to and from the ouposts. cargo (cargo and people) for a three-day trip, you should move to at least a 17-foot canoe, or longer. The factor here is above-mentioned materials for the north developed around this that for every foot over 16 feet, birchbark, but there has never canoe. The large 25 to 30-foot cayou should add one inch to the been a better design than the noes were used to transport cargo depth factor. original for a canoe. A great deal and passengers to and from differSo a 16-foot length calls for a of thought was put into designing ent outposts. mid-beam width of 36 inches and a canoe for a very specific use. a mid-beam depth of 16 inches. The Ojibwa, Cree, Malicites, Mic- Buying Your First Canoe A 17-foot canoe calls for a midmac and Algonkin (Algonquin) built Here are a few things to conbeam width of 37 inches and a their boats to fit their needs. The sider when buying your first camid-beam depth of 17 inches. canoes were made from birch, as noe: Will the sole purpose be for An 18-foot canoe calls for a midwell as spruce, elm, or whatever children paddling around the lakebeam width of 38 inches and a trees were available. Waterways shore? Will the canoe be used in mid-beam depth of 18 inches. also determined the type of bow a lake travel? Will the canoe be used This simple formula compensates canoe would have. Ojibwa canoes for hunting or fishing? Will the cafor the additional material weigh included high bows to shed the noe be used for whitewater trips? of the canoe at the manufacturhigh waves. The rolled-back bow Will the canoe be used for wildering level, and in the comparison had a noticeable rocker, which ness trips where portaging will be of volume capacity of the canoe in served a dual purpose. It shed part of the daily routine? relation to the free board factor. waves and, when turned upside Once this has been determined, down on dry land, it provided good we will deal with length, width, shelter for the overnight traveller. depth and the material used in Keels   The keels are very importOne of the more outstanding the construction of canoes. If the designs to come out of central canoe is to be used for children ant, depending on the purpose Canada was a combination of the around the cottage or lake shore, of the canoe. The keel has three canoe designs of the eastern Cree then a more flat-bottom canoe is main purposes, including being to and Ontagnais. High rocker bows recommended, along with a triple help keep the canoe on course in and sterns made for a canoe that keel and no more than 15 feet open, windy waters, to strengthen the construction of the canoe, could handle the best of what any long. whitewater could provide. The If the cane is to be used for and to help protect the bottom very look of the canoe, gave it the open lake travel, a low bow and from rocks and stones. If used name “crooked canoe.” stern is recommended, with a sin- strictly for whitewater, then the The Algonkin (Algonquin) bow gle deep keel. The low bow, stern keel is not necessary unless the was recognizable due to its more and keel will help when crossing keel is a single keel and very narhorizontal pointed bow design. open water when you have winds. row and thin. The reason here is, This was generally found on all Al- Now we move into 15 to 17-foot the smaller the keel, the easier it gonquin canoes. canoes. Many paddlers would hesi- is to maneuver the canoe in fast The Hudson Bay and Ottawa tate in using anything other than a waters. For general cottage use, a double keel will help save the caRiver Fur Trade canoes were ex- 16-foot canoe, regardless of use. ceptionally large. The fur trade of Generally, the 17-foot canoes noe from damage when pulling it

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up on shore, over stones etc. If it’s your first canoe, I would suggest you ask the dealer to allow you to try it out. Take along some extra weight and place it at midsection between two paddlers. Murray Martin is a former Conservation Officer in Ontario, an accomplished canoeist . He, along with his wife Lisa, canoed the 47-foot tide waters of the Bay of Funday, as well as the Pacific waters off Alaska, Arctic waters, and many more in between. Martin is a qualified instructor, having completed the Canadian Red Cross canoe course.

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Brenda Barnes, left, plays one of the show’s emcees, Bonzie Brash. Brian Fidler, right, plays the second emcee, Michel Lafayette pare her for her current task. “Because of my time with the Frantic Follies, I know what it’s like to be part of a rag-tag group of vaudeville players on a small stage, trying to make the impossible happen in six square feet.” She’s quick to praise the show’s imaginative set, designed and built by Donald C. Watt and Al Loewen, which was in place even before rehearsals started. “We have so many physical levels on the stage. The first couple of rows are cabaret seating, so it hasn’t been too much of a challenge,” she said. “The cast is eight, and one of them is always sitting at the piano, so we’ve had enough space to work with.” One of those eight performers is Fidler, in the role of Michel Lafayette, one of the show’s two emcees. He also played the same role in the Guild’s original production 20 years ago. cont’d on page 5 ...


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“I was pretty candid with Brian when we decided I would be doing the show that I would probably be looking to him for support. He assured me I could do it, so I cut Brian loose and he was able to just be an actor in the show from the jump,” Walton said. “He’s been amazing. He’s an amazing teacher, and he’s so wonderful to have in the cast. I think the whole cast appreciates his presence and his energy and his focus. It’s been really awesome.” The show’s other emcee is Bonzie Brash, played by Brenda Barnes. Singer and sometime cabaret producer, Fiona Solon, plays the cabaret owner and lead-

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ing lady, Madeira Madame, who supervises everything. “We have the fun Cheeky Ya-Ya (Guild newcomer Sheridan Curteanu), who just has a good time. We have a poet named George Nothing (Bandon Wicke). He’s pretty serious and a little dark at times, but I think he secretly just loves the show,” Walton said. “We have a Ken Doll (Daniel Little, another first-time Guild performer), who is exactly what he sounds like. And we have a Rita Cocorazelle (Annie O’Connor), who’s a little bit spicy.” Telek Rogan rounds out the cast in the role of Dame Anna Maria Anybody. Musical direction is by Scott Maynard. Walton admits El Crocodor and its characters “have moments of being racy,” but what makes it subversive? “That’s a funny question for

Fiona Solon, centre, plays Madeira Madame, cabaret owner and leading lady me, because I think that’s exactly what a cabaret should be,” she said. “I guess if you don’t like cabaret shows, it would be subversive. It’s all song and dance. It’s a bit sexy and a bit dingy, but also just hilarious.” El Crocodor runs from Oct. 3 to 19 at the Guild Hall on 14th Avenue. Curtain is at 8 p.m. sharp. For details, go to GuildHall.ca/ Shows.

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Sat Oct 5 Legion Crib Night 6:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! Register by 6:25 PM, Games Start at 6:30 PM. 667-2802 Sat Oct 5 Queer Billiards 8:00 PM Porter Creek Billards Queer Yukon pays for the tables, you buy your own drinks and food! Sun Oct 6 Mountainview Church Service 11:00 AM Yukon Arts Centre All ages welcome for this familyfriendly gathering with child-care for infants and toddlers (ages 0 through 3). Sun Oct 6 Haiku Writing Workshop 1:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Learn how an understanding of haiku will improve the work of creative writers of all genres. To register email info@ HHSY.org Sun Oct 6 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun Oct 6 Soups 101 - For Beginner Cooks 4:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Introductory cooking class, learn the foundations of making a great soup. Register online or email for more info. 633-2665 Sun Oct 6 Life Drawing Drop-in 7:00 PM Arts Underground Life Drawing is every first Sunday of the Month and is non-instructional. Andew Sharp is the host. A live model will pose each session. Cost is $5/hour to help pay for the model. Mon Oct 7 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-6686280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon Oct 7 Legion Scrabble Meet 1:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Mon Oct 7 100 Debates on the Environment 6:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Call 393-8080 for more info. Mon Oct 7 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon Oct 7 Available Light Cinema: Toxic Beauty 6:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A documentary with exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, advocates, regulators, politicians, a dynamic whistle blower, survivors and women who have lost their lives. 90 min. Mon Oct 7 Euchre Night 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! 667-2802 Mon Oct 7 Creation of Felted Soaps 7:00 PM Arts Underground For ages 14+, learn about natural dyes for wool and where to source quality materials and make two felted soaps to take home. Register online or call 667-4080 Mon Oct 7 Available Light Cinema: The Farewell 8:15 PM Yukon Arts Centre A comedy-drama follows an American-Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding. 98 minutes In Mandarin, English, Japanese, Italian with English subtitles Tue Oct 8 Seniors Line Dancing, Beginners 1:45 PM Golden Age Society Tue Oct 8 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Tue Oct 8 Drop Spindle Spinning Class 6:00 PM Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Come learn how to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle - Spindle included, fibre separate. Register in advance at Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Tue Oct 8 Uke On Ukulele Club! 7:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Tue Oct 8 JCAY Taiko Practice 7:15 PM Christ the King Elementary To register by jcaytaiko@gmail.com, please mark “Taiko registration” in the subject line. Wed Oct 9 Pop-Up Music Supply Shop 10:00 AM Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters Do you need music supplies, reeds, strings, tuners, a new instrument, email roaddogsmusic@gmail.com to make an inquiry or stop in store for more details. Wed Oct 9 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed Oct 9 Dine YTM 5:30 PM Yukon Transportation Museum A fantastic night in this series of events, enjoy a 3-course meal based on a menu from the YTM’s collection, and get the opportunity to see behind the scenes For more information call 6684792 or email info@goytm.ca Wed Oct 9 Klondike Cruiser Night! 6:00 PM A&W Restaurant Join Yukon Automobile Enthusiasts as they admire hot cars and talk the talk Wed Oct 9 Legion Texas Hold’Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802

Wed Oct 9 8 Things: 8 Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Business Advice 7:00 PM Baked Cafe A fun and informative evening of 8 local business women each sharing 8 minutes of advice that they have learned over the years. Buy tickets online. Wed Oct 9 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Oct 9 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

Wed Oct 9 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Thomson Centre Discover the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool. Ages newborn - 5 yrs old. Call 322-5990 to register. Wed Oct 9 Yukon Imagination Library Story Time 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre Enjoy a classic pick from the Imagination Library, followed by an activity or craft. Suitable for all ages. For more information call 668-8698 Wed Oct 9 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with Wed Oct 2 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant Thomson Centre Discover the power of songs, moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool. Ages dads, wee babes, and family supports. newborn - 5 yrs old. Call 322-5990 to register. Wed Oct 2 Yukon Imagination Library Story Time 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre Enjoy a classic pick from the Imagination Library, followed by an Wed Oct 2 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 activity or craft. Suitable for all ages. For more AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you information call 668-8698 develop your public speaking, communication and Wed Oct 2 Prenatal Luncheon 12:00 PM Skookum leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689Jim Friendship Centre A healthy lunch and an 6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com activity for all prenatal mothers and for those with Wed Oct 2 Gwaandak Theatre AGM 6:00 PM babies up to 12 months old. Welcomes all pregnant Whitehorse Public Library For more information moms-to-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant email info@gwaandaktheatre.ca dads, wee babes, and family supports. Thu Oct 3 3 Ways to Get Traction on Your Fri Oct 4 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 Cause 12:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub An AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs engaging hour on how to gain momentum on the and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more difference you want to make. To reserve your spot information. email jennifer@sparkcoaching.ca. Fri Oct 4 Animal Antics 10:30 AM Family Literacy Thu Oct 3 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 Centre Stories, songs, exploration and discovery or PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the all things animal. Featuring a different animal each skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback week. Suitable for all ages. For more information call to improve your public speaking, communication 668-8698 and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867Fri Oct 4 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com 668-4877 for more information. Thu Oct 3 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club Sat Oct 5 Free Day in the Clothing Room 10:00 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after AM Church of the Nazarene Children’s, Mens and work meeting to help you gain confidence in public Womens clothing that was freely received, freely we speaking, improve communication and add to your want to give. Call 633-4903 for more information. leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689Sat Oct 5 Choose Your Own Adventure 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre Choose from a variety of fun, 6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com interactive and family friendly play stations. Suitable Thu Oct 3 Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club AGM 7:00 PM Whitehorse Cross Country Ski for all ages. For more information call 668-8698 Club Volunteers & everyone welcome.Email info@ Sat Oct 5 Break Out West - Performances for xcskiwhitehorse.ca for more info. Children 1:30 PM The Old Fire Hall A FREE event Sat Oct 5 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: showcasing four different children’s performers, Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 AM A&W Claire Ness and the Swing Sets, Ginalina, Remy Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Rodden Music and Song & Peter Lenton and Yukon and those are interested are welcome Seanster & the Monsters Sat Oct 5 All Candidates Forum on Fish, Sat Oct 5 Family Yoga - 9 mths - 3yrs 3:00 PM Wildlife and Outdoor Issues 1:00 PM Yukon Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Inclusive, Beringia Interpretive Centre Candidates from the fun, energetic and playful yoga classes, focuses on 4 major parties will be in attendance to discuss building community, having fun, and learning yoga principles in an interactive, creative and playful style. their positions on federal fish, wildlife and outdoor issues with Moderator Dennis Zimmermann. Register online. call or email. Sat Oct 5 The Future We Want 5:00 PM Sat Oct 5 Family Drop In 3:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Drop in for families and caregivers, Yukon Transportation Museum An event raising call 668-4794 for more info. awareness about WUSC’s local committee and Sat Oct 5 Family Yoga - 4-7 yrs 4:00 PM Long, their Student Refugee program. Guest speakers, Lean & Mean Fitness 334-3479 Inclusive, fun, dinner included and auction. Tickets online. energetic and playful yoga classes, focuses on Mon Oct 7 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: building community, having fun, and learning yoga Meeting 7:00 PM Emergency Measures principles in an interactive, creative and playful style. Organisation BDG Prospective hams are welcome. Register online. call or email. Tue Oct 8 Writing Effective Letters, Scope Sat Oct 5 Dakwakada Warriors Book Release 7:00 Documents, Reports and Proposals 8:00 AM PM Titan Gaming Cafe Artist talk and book signing Coast High Country Inn Learn to tailor your writing with author Cole Pauls. for your audience and purpose. Register online. Mon Oct 7 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics Tue Oct 8 Northern Contaminants Program 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs Results Workshop 9:00 AM MacBride Museum and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more Learn about and discuss the latest results, speak information. on current state knowledge and policy implications, Mon Oct 7 Construction Zone 10:30 AM Family and collaboratively plan for future initiatives. Email Literacy Centre Children Build and create together aadnc.plcn-ncp.aandc@canada.ca for more info. learning to problem solve and be inquisitive. Great Register online. for all ages! 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Leslie Leong explores how technology and the human experience collide in one of two new exhibits at the Yukon Arts Centre

Leslie Leong’s art show examines the growing dependency of humanity on technology and how it is redefining the human experience, sometimes pushing too far

Leslie Leong’s exhibit, Ubiquitous, opened at the Yukon Arts Centre on September 5, 2019

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he Yukon Arts Centre opened two new exhibitions on Sept. 5. One showcases the work of Advanced Artist Award recipient Lillian Loponen, who visited Finland to create an experiential interpretation of that country’s national epic folklore tale, Kalevala. The story is the Finnish cornerstone of its people. The other show is Leslie Leong’s Ubiquitous, which seeks to provoke thought and discussion around technological advancement and the impact on human society and our environment. Leong’s exhibit proposes that digital technology has altered, and will continue to alter our society, our environment, and ourselves, both externally and internally; becoming an omnipresent part of our lives.The idea came to Leong over the past few years, as she coped with the never-ending wheel of life.

“The concept came about as a result of feeling overwhelmed with a never-ending to-do list, always with multiple urgencies,” she said in an email. “This was probably around about 2012 or 2013. I began to ponder how my life became like this. Life wasn’t always that way. “That’s when I realized that technology, that was supposed to make life easier, had actually done the opposite. Because expectations from society; work places, clients, family, etc., and my own expectations, had increased accordingly because I could do things faster.” And while the treadmill of better, faster, stronger achievement might not kill us, Leong suggests that this technology-driven motto inspired her 2014 art exhibit, Insidious. (Ed. note: feature in WUY April 17, 2014.) But her need to explore the impacts of technology weren’t satisfied with that 2014 exhibit.

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heard spending hours smashing the bits off motherboards with a big chisel and hammer. “In the past I have been overwhelmed by too many people dropping of computers for me. It is a very nice thought, but I don’t take them anymore. This just shows how quickly our technology becomes waste!” Leong and Loponen can be seen at the Yukon Arts Centre now through to Nov. 22. There will be an artist talk and discussion in October. For more details on exhibit viewing times, the talks, or Yukon Arts Centre galleries, visit www. YukonArtsCentre.com.

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Discover the Okanagan Part 2 of 3

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They stopped in Peachland on the way from Summerland

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reathtaking views, delicious food and delectable wines. The Okanagan is the top wine destination in the world, according to Huffington Post and I had to go find out how true it is. Day one incorporated incredible views, delicious food and possibly too much wine in Naramata Bench, so the following day, we (Ryan and I) decided to visit another area of the Okanagan valley.

Day 2 - summerland It was a cool overcast day, which was a welcome sight after the heat wave in the Yukon. We decided to explore Summerland wineries and started our morning off at the 8th Generation Winery. If you’ve ever driven this way, the building is rather eye-catching and I’m always intrigued to explore family wineries. The outside gardens and inside tasting rooms were exquisitely thought out with their vintage and modern designs. The wines were also a light and refreshing morning starter. Our next step, we drove up into the hills of Summerland and stopped at Thornhaven Winery. The views were incredible. It was hard to imagine that anything could beat the Naramata Bench views, but the European-style chateaus overlooking the vineyards with the rolling hills and Okanagan Lake were definitely my favourite.

Thornhaven was nicely situated and the staff were great to chat with while tasting the wine. We were able to try it with some local salsa and crackers. They offered that we could buy a bottle and sit on their beautiful deck, but it was still morning, so we bought a bottle to add to the box instead. We then went to a rather intriguing-sounding winery called Dirty Laundry Vineyard. We arrived and there was an electronic purchase ticket for wine-tasting. Immediately we thought, “Wow, is this like the wineries of Disneyland?” However, we were pleasantly surprised. It had a very Gertie’s and Dawson City feel to the decor. There were naughty slogans plastered everywhere, with many many risque outfits available for purchase. Our server was pretty great. Each bottle design and bottle came with a very naughty story based on local legends. The scan-

dalous stories and storytelling, paired with tasty wine and great bottle design made it a really fun tasting. We actually signed up for their wine club, it was that good. By the time we tasted wine, bought wine and signed up for future wine, it was lunch time. Dirty Laundry has a great deck overlooking the vineyards, with vines creating a canopy to protect from the Okanagan sun. It was packed with people and the pizzas looked good. In addition to wines they also carry local craft brews, so we had a flight of beer for lunch with wood-fired pizza. It was utterly delicious and a great way to spend a lunch break. Then it was time to move on. We went down to pick up some fresh fruit from a local stand. My goal was to have a picture of me eating a peach in Peachland. So we bought a peach in Summerland and, en route to the photo opportunity, stopped at Back Door Win-

ery. Another risque winery with scandalous clothes and naughty stories behind their bottles, it was another fun winery to visit. Their cherry wine was delicious and a rather unique flavour, so we purchased a bottle. We continued out of Summerland to go visit the more famous and popular winery, Sumac Ridge. The vineyard was certainly in a prime location. I took copious amounts of photos of the view and vineyards. We went inside and it was very modern and commercial, though the wine-tasting rather lacked much flavour or personality. We entered Peachland after a stop at the sign to eat my Summerland peach. It was possibly the worst peach I’ve ever had. It certainly wasn’t peach season, but the raspberries were delightful. Maybe the peach should have been bought in Peachland. Somehow, drinking wine takes

a lot of time out of the day and it was dinner time again. I felt like seafood and missed platters of the seafood that you can get back home in Australia. I wondered if Kelowna would have such a thing. Presto! We ended up at the West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar in Downtown Kelowna. We ordered the full seafood platter, which included crab legs, oysters and numerous delicious crustaceans. It arrived with my wine and it was so delicious. I warned my Aussie waitress that I would require copious amounts of napkins while I consumed and my boyfriend noted the rather mesmerising way food gets all over my face. It was the perfect meal to end the day. I thought I may need new pants as my belly had certainly expanded on this trip. Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

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ENTER YOUR EVENTS ON-LINE It’s Free. It’s Fast. It’s Easy. Fri Oct 4 First Pound Class 6:00 PM Yukon College Cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Sat Oct 5 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Oct 5 Loons of Lake Laberge 10:00 AM Super A Porter Creek View fall migration of loons, grebes, and others. Meet up and ride share to Lake Laberge. Sat Oct 5 Daleydancefit 11:00 AM Avalanche Athletics Elevate the endorphins, challenge your brain and just give you a fun workout! Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Oct 5 Aboriginal Sport Circle 5:30 PM Biathlon Range Mon Oct 7 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info.

Tue Oct 8 Daleydancefit 11:00 AM Avalanche Athletics Elevate the endorphins, challenge your brain and just give you a fun workout! Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Tue Oct 8 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue Oct 8 Adult Gymnastics Class 7:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Learn gymnastics; improve your handstand, cartwheel, handsprings, flexibility, strength and more. No experience is necessary. Register online or drop in. Wed Oct 9 Senior Line Dancing, Advanced 1:45 PM Golden Age Society All seniors welcome to join advanced line dancing on Wednesdays (beginners meet on Tuesdays). Wed Oct 9 Spinning with Penny 4:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Wed Oct 9 Velocity 4:30 PM Biathlon Range

Wed Oct 9 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 Oct 9 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 Oct 9 Sharing Circles 5:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed Oct 9 Level 1 Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Classes are designed for those who have had no previous exposure to yoga, but are eager to learn and start experiencing the amazing benefits of a yoga practice. Drop in any time 335-9385 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed Oct 9 The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 PM Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Joanne 668-7713. Wed Oct 9 Better Backs Hips & Hams 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com

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

Wellness LISTINGS Wed Oct 2 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Oct 2 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 Oct 2 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 Oct 2 Level 1 Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Classes are designed for those who have had no previous exposure to yoga, but are eager to learn and start experiencing the amazing benefits of a yoga practice. Drop in any time 335-9385 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed Oct 2 Better Backs Hips & Hams 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Thu Oct 3 Noon Hatha Yoga Classes 12:00 PM Grace Space With instructor Juliette Anglehart Zedda for more info email info@gracespaceyukon. com Thu Oct 3 Beginner Hatha Yoga 5:30 PM Grace Space Learn the yogic philosophy and principles to deepen our spiritual practice. To register stop in, call or email. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Thu Oct 3 Evening Hatha Yoga 5:30 PM Grace Space Learn principles that will guide your asana practice and your daily mental health, email info@ gracespaceyukon.com Thu Oct 3 Ladies Night at Fassy 7:00 PM FASSY an evening of fun activities and socializing for women of all ages. 393-4948 girls@ ycommunityliving.com Thu Oct 3 Heated Core Yoga Thursdays 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective Fri Oct 4 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri Oct 4 Slow Flow Resto 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Combination of restorative, moving into accessible Level 1 flow, then toning back down to stretch and restorative with savasan-aah at the end.. Drop in any time Fri Oct 4 Violin Vinyasa 7:00 PM Breath of Life Collective Sat Oct 5 Touch for Health - Level 2 9:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon Call or email for more information. 335-0078 alison@alisonzeidler.com Sat Oct 5 Yin Yoga & Foam Rolling 10:00 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Yin yoga is a gentle, quiet practice suitable for all levels. Foam rollers and/or balls will be used for self-massage & myofascial release. Email rootedtreemassage@ gmail.com for more information.

Sat Oct 5 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 Oct 5 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun Oct 6 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery Aclass for all levels.To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun Oct 6 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 509 Hansen Street Contact oayukon@gmail. com for more information Mon Oct 7 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon Oct 7 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Oct 7 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon Oct 7 Absolute Beginners 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon Oct 7 Mind-Body Yoga 6:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Based on a traditional approach in yoga which consists of practices on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Call or email to register or drop in. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Mon Oct 7 Hips Ham Core 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Tue Oct 8 Rise + Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac. com Tue Oct 8 Chair Yoga 9:00 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Chair- and standing- based class lets you explore gentle movement and strength in a relaxed, easy-going way. Call or email to register or drop in. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Tue Oct 8 Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Tue Oct 8 Noon Hatha Yoga Classes 12:00 PM Grace Space With instructor Juliette Anglehart Zedda for more info email info@gracespaceyukon. com Tue Oct 8 Level 2 Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery The next level with our detailed instructions on how to achieve intermediate yoga poses. Drop in any time Tue Oct 8 Heated Vinyasa Tuesdays 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective Wed Oct 9 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children

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Ready, Set, Howl will visit Whitehorse for a show on Oct. 10 PHOTO: courtesy of Norman Mervyn Barrington-Foote

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orman Mervyn Barrington-Foote is bringing his own unique combination of music, comedy and puppetry to Whitehorse for a Halloweenthemed show on Oct. 10, 2019 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Music, costumes and Halloween are all part of Ready, Set, Howl. The concert is all about the fun and friendly spirit of this annual neighbourly celebration. Foote shares the stage with a colorful animated wall of costumed howlers from Whitehorse, Selkirk and Takhini Elementary Schools. Foote claims his name forced him to develop a sense of humour at an early age. At age 11, his parents gave him his first guitar, a finely crafted instrument from the Sears catalogue. When Foote was 20, he left his home in Vancouver, Canada to explore Australia and New Zealand. He made his living as a street performer and songster. Norman first developed an interest in puppetry and physical comedy through his association with a traveling theatre troupe in New South Wales, Australia. Enthralled with music, props and comedy, Norman chose the only feasible solution—to combine all three. It has taken him throughout the world, where he has performed in concert halls and at festivals in North America,

Germany, Ireland, Japan and the Middle East. “I never set out to be a children’s entertainer. At 21, someone asked me to do some music for a puppet show. After I did the music, they asked me if I wanted to be in the puppet show. That’s how I got into being a children’s entertainer. But I look for material that works both for children and adults. “I was playing with bands in

Foote’s show mixes music, comedy and puppetry bars and hotels until my early 30s, I just decided I didn’t want to do that anymore and began to really focus on children’s entertainment. My first children’s recording (on a cassette) was at age 34. It got a very good review in the Entertainment Weekly magazine and, one year later, I signed a seven-year

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contract to write for Disney.” Foote has been nominated for four Juno Awards for Best Children’s Album in 1990, 1993 and 2001. He won in 2010. He has written for Walt Disney Records, Shari Lewis, CBC’s syndicated TV show Scoop and Doozie, KOBA’s production of Nelvana’s Little Bear Live and Backyardigans Live. Foote’s music has been called exuberant, good-natured and fun with refined mannerisms. When asked about the old adage “don’t perform with children or animals—they will upstage you,” Foote said that’s what makes the show work. “Going with the unpredictable and being spontaneous. I’ve learned to work a crowd. The shows are very interactive.” A question about the biggest challenge of being a children’s entertainer actually brought out much of his love for the entertainment

career he has pursued his whole life. “You have to take everything seriously, including what you put into each and every show. Another challenge is finding new material that works for me and for the audience. Kids want to meet you after the show. You can’t be in a rush. I have a lot of gratitude for what I have been able to do in my life, including gratitude for places like the Yukon Arts Centre arranging this show.” Foote has performed at the Yukon Arts Centre on two previous occasions. The Yukon must have made an impression on him, as he recorded the song “Chasing the Dream,” which is an ode to the mighty sternwheelers of the early settlers and the gold rush. The YouTube video for the song features very interesting historical footage of the Yukon and is worth watching. Foote explained how much the kids are a part of the show. “It is the friendly side of Halloween with kids getting all dressed up. It is the show I do with large choirs, but adapted to a Halloween theme. I call it the scariest choir in town where zombies sing with angels. There can be 150 to 200 kids in the choir!” Foote will be in Whitehorse three days prior to the Oct. 10 concert for rehearsals at the schools with the children who will be in the choir, but the kids in the choir will not know everything that will be in the show in advance. For tickets or more information contact the Yukon Arts Centre. Barry is a transplanted big city guy, having moved north for the love of a Yukon woman, exploring the land and his options in semi-retirement

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Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Open Daily Courthouse Gallery Atlin Courthouse Gallery Open 11am-4pm Wed Oct 2 Canadian Jazz Heavyweights 6:30 PM The Globe Theatre Jazz night with Paul Lucas, Kerry Galloway and Tom Keenlyside. For more information email exploreatlinsales@gmail. com. Wed Oct 2 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fri Oct 4 Thrift Shop 2:00 PM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Sun Oct 6 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Oct 6 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martin’s Anglican Church

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

Wed Oct 2 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Oct 2 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 8214251 Wed Oct 2 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Oct 2 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed Oct 2 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed Oct 2 School Council 7:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 3 Executive Council Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 3 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 3 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 3 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Fri Oct 4 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat Oct 5 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat Oct 5 Kim Beggs Concert 7:30 PM Caribou Hotel A beautiful evening of music by Yukon’s own Kim Beggs, at the Surly Bird Saloon inside the beautiful, historic and haunted Caribou Hotel. Email kimbeggs@gmail.com for tickets or more info. Sun Oct 6 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Sun Oct 6 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon Oct 7 CTRRC Mtng 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Mon Oct 7 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon Oct 7 Southern Lakes Enhanced Storage Project Info Session 5:30 PM Carcross Learning Centre Learn more about the project and provide your input. Mon Oct 7 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Oct 8 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue Oct 8 BizChat 5:00 PM Carcross Community Campus, Yukon College Learn about resources and supports for entrepreneurs. Refreshments will be provided. Tue Oct 8 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue Oct 8 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue Oct 8 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue Oct 8 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 DAWSON CITY Thu Oct 3 YEU Local Y026 (Klondike) Monthly Meeting 7:00 PM YTG Property management building Fri Oct 4 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Oct 4 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Oct 4 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri Oct 4 Harmonica George in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Oct 4 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel

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Sat Oct 5 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 Oct 5 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat Oct 5 Coffee House & Open Mic Night 7:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Share your talents or just hang out and enjoy yourself! All funds raised will be donated locally. Everyone Welcome, in KIAC Ballroom Sat Oct 5 The Riverbends 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sun Oct 6 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun Oct 6 The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Mon Oct 7 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Oct 7 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Oct 7 Recreation Board Meeting 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Recreation board grants are due the Thursday preceding each meeting Tue Oct 8 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at) me.com 867-993-2520 Tue Oct 8 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 Oct 2 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu Oct 3 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu Oct 3 Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Fri Oct 4 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Oct 6 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Oct 6 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Oct 8 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided

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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 Oct 2 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Oct 2 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Oct 2 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu Oct 3 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu Oct 3 Starvin’ Marvin Gardenin’ 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Oct 3 Harvest Potluck 6:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Oct 4 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri Oct 4 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Oct 4 Nature Hike/ Foraging 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Oct 4 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri Oct 4 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Oct 4 First Friday 5:00 PM Haines Chamber Of Commerce Sculpture Garden will feature Live Improv, food by Market Chef Travis Kukull, and hot beverages! 907-766-3715 info@ alaskaartsconfluence.org Fri Oct 4 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat Oct 5 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun Oct 6 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Oct 6 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon Oct 7 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon Oct 7 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon Oct 7 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

Mon Oct 7 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Oct 8 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Oct 8 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue Oct 8 Grossology 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

HAINES JUNCTION Wed Oct 2 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 Oct 2 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Oct 2 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu Oct 3 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Oct 3 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Oct 3 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Oct 3 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Oct 4 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sun Oct 6 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943 Mon Oct 7 Regalia Repair & Revitalization Night 6:30 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Bring new, new to you, or give old regalia new life, bring supplies and work together. Tue Oct 8 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Oct 8 Language Night 6:30 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Learn all about heritage and language. Tue Oct 8 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

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Sun Oct 6 Indigo Dyeing 12:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Learn about indigo dyeing, email lmcc@northwestel.net to register. All are welcome.

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Wed Oct 2 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Oct 2 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Oct 2 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu Oct 3 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Oct 5 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Oct 5 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue Oct 8 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Oct 8 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Oct 8 Local Advisory Council 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999

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Fri Oct 4 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun Oct 6 Playgroup 10:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Run, skip, jump, play and socialize with other children and parents. Sun Oct 6 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon Oct 7 Video Yoga Classes 5:15 PM Mayo Curling Arena Yoga Videos are used for leading each class. Bring your own Yoga mat or borrow ours. Drop-ins are welcome. For more info call 996-2043 Tue Oct 8 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

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Thu Oct 3 Trapper Training Workshops 6:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Get a trapping licence (including an assistant trapper licence), Ages 16+ Call 1-800-661-0408 ext 5652 for more information. Thu Oct 3 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun Oct 6 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue Oct 8 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

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Wed Oct 2 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed Oct 2 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed Oct 2 Southern Lakes Enhanced Storage Project Info Session 5:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Learn more about the project and provide your input. Wed Oct 2 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu Oct 3 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Sat Oct 5 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat Oct 5 Oktoberfest Dinner and Dance 5:30 PM Tagish Community Centre German cuisine and music with the Silver Ravens! Tickets at the door. Call 399-3407 for more information. Sun Oct 6 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Mon Oct 7 Carcross Tagish Renewable Resource Council 12:30 PM Tagish Community Centre All welcome to attend. Tue Oct 8 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

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Wed Oct 2 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 Oct 2 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 Oct 4 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 Oct 4 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 Oct 5 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome! Tue Oct 8 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tue Oct 8 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 Oct 8 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome!

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Daily, Mondays to Fridays Youth Activity Club 3:15 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre For grades 5-11, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call the Rec Centre 536-8023 for more information. Thu Oct 3 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu Oct 3 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Fri Oct 4 Friday Night Adult Bowling League 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Enjoy a great evening on the lanes!! No experience is necessary! To register call or text 335-7979. Sat Oct 5 Fall Market 12:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Local art, crafts, baking, preserves, and much more. For more info or to book a table call Corrine 536-8020 ext 2 Sun Oct 6 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon Oct 7 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue Oct 8 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023

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Vanishing point in an invisible car The 70s were fast and furious by Carey Marshall

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have a clean driver’s slate. I mention this because it shows that most people, no matter how many goofy things they do when they were young, will finally straighten themselves out. I really try to never speed anymore and I am usually in somebody’s way on the road. What a difference from the 1970s! About the only thing I can take credit for is that, at 18 years old, I made a promise to myself to never drink. In some ways, that made my actions on the highways in the 1970s even worse because I couldn’t use the excuse that I was drunk. The affliction I had was almost as bad, being young and dumb! It seemed like every month in the 70s, there was another movie coming out about somebody in a muscle car. The only movie I kind of remember is one with Goldie Hawn. I think it was called Vanishing Point. This showed a good deal of the population was into speed, it was completely normal. The story I am going to tell is one of many that almost matches any muscle car movie. We were lucky to make it through these adventures unscathed, as a lot of people didn’t. That’s why I call this story, “We Should Be Dead.” In the summer of 1973 I purchased a new Ford Torino in Brandon, Manitoba. Since I was living in the Northwest Territories, I could not get license plates for the car. The salesman gave me a transit sticker for Manitoba. With my friend Weiner (Wayne), we headed west to Saskatchewan to get a transit permit for that province. The RCMP in Moosomin informed me that I needed an insurance slip to get the permit. Well that wasn’t going to happen, so the Manitoba permit just had to do. For the next few days, we drove around with the Torino’s bumpers as bare as a baby’s bum. We crossed into Alberta at Lloydminister and, again, were told we needed an insurance slip. So off we went on the Yellowhead

towards Edmonton, with Weiner driving. At that time, the Yellowhead was a single lane highway until about 30 miles east of Edmonton. My normal speed was around 85 miles an hour, which is around 140 kilometres, so that’s the speed Weiner drove too. When you travel at that speed, there aren’t many vehicles catching you. When we got a little past Vermillion, we saw a car catch-

as the vehicle got closer, we realized it was an orange Chevy Nova. You’d think that after the recent close call with the police, we would slow down to 60 miles per hour and let the Nova pass. Think again. Weiner pushed the Torino back up to around 110 miles, with no protest from me. In a few minutes, the Nova had managed to get by us. Another few minutes passed when the Nova caught

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Carey had his hands on the wheel of a new Ford Torino in 1973 and took it for a ride ing up to us. It was a blue car. I can’t remember what kind, but I think it was a Buick. He kept gaining on us and finally Weiner asked me,”Should I try to stay ahead of him?” “Boot her,” I replied. Well that 302 was no shot out of Hell. We got her up to 112 miles per hour. The Buick was closing in, but we gave it our best. And then, when it did catch us, it couldn’t get by. There was traffic coming from the other direction and a bit of a knoll coming up. So

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we went over the knoll and, what a surprise, with less than half a mile ahead of us there was a police roadblock. Why didn’t we let that Buick pass? As we got closer, we saw an officer standing on the centre line, with his arm up motioning for us to stop. Real close now, Weiner was almost ready to stop by the officer, but the officer took a step back and waved us through. We drove on, stunned,

and I looked back to make sure the officer hadn’t changed his mind. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the officer pull the Buick over. A few minutes later, we went through Vegreville and were travelling at our regular speed of 85 miles per hour when we noticed a set of headlights a short distance behind us. A vehicle with its headlights on in the daytime in the 70s really stood out because nobody used headlights during the day back then. We slowed down a bit, thinking it was police, but,

up to another car. This gave us a similar opportunity we’d had in my old car. Weiner whipped onto the right shoulder and passed both cars, and we were gone in a flash. In the past, when we passed on the right, the other vehicle did not want any part of that. The Nova didn’t hesitate though, and came barrelling after us. We did the same routine two more times. On the third time, the Nova didn’t pass on the right. We had noticed when he had passed us, his girlfriend was reading and had not

noticed what he was doing, but it looked like she finally noticed and put a stop to it. The Nova finally got around the car in front of him and was gaining on us again. We travelled a few more minutes and started to catch up to five cars that were slowing down, because the front one was trying to turn left onto another highway, but had to wait for oncoming traffic. That’s should have put an end to our racing nonsense. Did I mention that we were young and dumb? If you had tried to count the live brain cells in both of our noggins, you would obviously not be able to fill an egg carton. Weiner never slacked off and whipped onto the right shoulder and swish, we were by the lot of them. I can imagine what some people were wondering in the vehicles we passed. “What the hell was that?” It’s us, dumbass! We’re number one! A few minutes later we realized we were not going to be number one for long because the Nova had gotten by the last batch of vehicles. “He’s going to dust us now, double lane up ahead,” I said. We were on the double lane about a minute when we noticed flashing lights. Another roadblock. As we got closer, we could see a big officer standing in our lane, I felt numb and stunned and was in a daze. Two police road blocks in such a short distance. We rolled up to the officer, and he started backing to the centre line and then he waved us through. Now my thoughts were really scrambled. How did we pull this off? Were we invisible? Nevermind, let’s get out of here! Then my thoughts were interrupted by Wiener’s laugh. “Hahahahaha! They just pulled over the Chevy Nova!”

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Doug Davidge For more than 30 years Doug Davidge has helped solve Yukon’s historic mysteries, both hidden and exposed by Leighann Chalykoff

D

oug Davidge finds lost things. Over the course of more than three decades in the Yukon, Davidge has been known to find things that people know are missing–such as the A.J. Goddard, a steamboat that vanished in Lake Laberge in 1901–and things that people might not even realize are lost. For example, a few years ago while hunting in southern Yukon, he spotted a pair of teardropshaped stone tools called bifaces, which were designed to fit comfortably against the palm of a hand

and used to scrape hides, cut bone, or dig. These tools date from hundreds or even thousands of years ago. One biface was settled in the sand at his feet and the other was lying just about a metre away. “They were completely exposed and visible, if you know what to look for,” said Davidge. “There is a rich cultural history in the Yukon and we see more and more of it every year.” When he finds cultural artifacts, such as the bifaces, Davidge documents the site and reports it to ensure Yukon and First Nation governments know where the objects are located. Then those governments decide whether the objects are best retrieved or left where they were found. “We remember the Klondike Gold Rush and the Second World War as big events here, but they cover such a short timeframe that they really don’t represent Yukon history,” said Davidge. “That’s why the cultural history, which can date back 8,000 to 10,000 years, is obviously so important.” Davidge came to the Yukon from the Northwest Territories in the early 1980s, and worked for decades as an environmental specialist with Environment Canada. The job required that he spend a lot of time working outdoors. It took him to some of the more remote places in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and northern B.C. “I was always grateful to be able to do that kind of work because I got to experience so many places that many people never get to see,” said Davidge. “I spent a lot of time in the

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field and so I started keeping an eye out for things. Sometimes things are just lying on the ground. The Yukon really doesn’t accumulate a lot of dirt and dust to cover things up, so things can just sit in one spot for 1,000 years, up on a hillside or on a beach,” he said. Other times, to find these remnants from the past, you have to know where to look. And Davidge has identified his choice spots for chance discoveries. “I look for places that have a good view of a valley, exposed hillsides, or ground that’s been disturbed from wind erosion, water erosion, or even human activity,” he said. “Small disturbances will sometimes expose cultural artifacts that are thousands of years old.” In the mid-1980s, Davidge took his search from land to water and began assisting archaeologists on underwater dives to document hidden heritage sites. Some of the first heritage-related dives he helped with were at the Venus Mine site in the Windy Arm mining district, right off the South Klondike Highway between Carcross and Log Cabin. Davidge and archaeologists explored the underwater base of the old mill, a wooden structure built in 1908, which runs down the side of Montana Mountain and into Tagish Lake. “Generally, you’ll find a lot of debris at those old mine sites (including) old bottles, plates, pieces of metal,” he said. While gaining experience diving at mining sites and former settlements such as Canyon City, the vivid stories of underwater shipwrecks in Yukon’s waterways sparked Davidge’s imagination. He began searching for historical wrecks. “It was the chance of discovering something different or new that drew me,” he said. “We could spend weeks or months diving and not see anything of interest and then, all of a sudden, oh, there’s half a sternwheeler hull just sitting there on the lake bottom.” One wreck that eluded Davidge and other divers for years was the A.J. Goddard, a Klondike Gold Rush-era sternwheeler that foundered during an early winter storm on Lake Laberge in October 1901. “For 20 years we’d been going

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up one side of it and down the other side of it and never actually pinpointing it,” said Davidge. At just 15 metres long and three metres in width, the Goddard was small for a sternwheeler. That made it easy to miss while surveying a large lake. In the end, it was exactly where it should have been, about 200 metres from a small outcrop of land named Goddard Point. One day while working on Laberge, Davidge and a team from the Yukon River Steamboat Survey saw a promising reading on the boat’s fish-finding sonar. He noted the GPS coordinates, and later returned to the site to confirm the find. Finally, on July 5, 2008, Davidge dropped a video camera into the water and spotted a metal structure. After drifting over the site a few more times, decking, machinery and a windlass came into view. Davidge realized that this was it. He’d found the missing ship. The Goddard was sitting upright on the lake bed, still full of tools, cooking utensils and personal effects from the crew. Over the next few years and hundreds of dives to the wreck site, artifacts were examined and a cross-section of interesting objects were acquired for the Government of Yukon archaeological collection. Other objects were examined and then returned to the site and put back where they were found. The Goddard was designated a Yukon Historic Site in 2010. It is the only remaining sternwheeler of its kind. “For me, it was really interesting to be able to be a part of it,” said Davidge. “But of course, once you find something that’s viewed with that much importance by the archeological community, it takes

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Doug Davidge on its own life.” In 2011, National Geographic produced a film on the Goddard. Within hours of it showing on American television, Davidge was receiving phone calls from relatives of the men who were on that boat. In fact, two families came to the Yukon to see Laberge and the items salvaged from the wreckage. “We had a woman in her 80s and her son come to the Yukon and you could tell that the story of the Goddard had been passed down in their family for generations. That was the boat where the greatgrandfather died,” said Davidge. “There’s no real monetary reward in this work for me, but to be able to share this find with the families, that’s my reward.” Editors note: Archaeological and historical sites are protected from disturbance under the Yukon Historic Resources Act (Archaeological Site Regulations). No artifacts may be removed from an archaeological or historic site without a permit. 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.

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