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he peoples of the circumpolar regions have been keeping warm with the help of snow for thousands of years. Even today, they still use snow structures for hunt camps and emergency situations. They are probably a bit more resilient than most of us but with a little knowhow and little or no tools, a snow shelter can save your life. Basic tools you should always have include a shovel, a tarp, a space blanket and survival kit with longburning candles. Building an igloo takes skill and a lot of time for a novice and, in an emergency, is likely beyond our capabilities. However snow blocks similar to ones for an igloo can be stacked as a wind-block or straight sided walls to support a tarp or around a snow trench. A snow trench is simple and the fastest protective structure. Just find a spot where the snow is deeper and dig a trench a bit longer than your body. Make it as wide as you need to accommodate however many people there are. Any more than two or three people might require a separate trench. The trench should be kept narrow to retain any warmth. If

not alone, cuddling is strongly suggested. Make the entrance at a right angle to one of the ends to minimize cold air entry. Stretch your tarp across the opening of the trench. If the tarp is large enough, pull part of it down across the entrance. Place snow blocks or lumps around the tarp edges to hold it secure.

Digging a cave out of drifted snow works well and in this case your tarp and space blankets can be used to wrap around you. Again, have the entrance at right angles to the part you will occupy. Candles will give you light and heat. A quinzee is simply a snow cave in a snowpile you have created. Use your shovel to make a snowpile at least two metres high and two to three metres across. After the pile is complete, it needs to be allowed to consolidate (stiffen) and this will take one or two hours. This is your time to gather firewood for an outside fire, and pine boughs or other vegetation

for the interior sleeping area. After the pile has stiffened up, use the shovel to start the entranceway and empty the interior. Twigs and sticks should be pushed into the pile to a depth of 12 inches, so when clearing the interior you can see when the roof is about 12 inches thick. Clear to the level of surrounding snow and then deeper in the centre. This keeps the sleeping areas higher than the low point which is where the cold air will gather. Spread pine boughs where you will sleep and cut and place a snow block at the door. If you are using candles or other heat source, create a vent hole at the high point of the roof to allow ventilation. It will amaze you how much warmer you are inside a snow structure compared to having no protection from the elements. Larry Leigh is an avid angler, hunter and all-round outdoors person who prefers to cook what he harvests himself. He is a past president of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and a retired hunter-education coordinator for the Government of Yukon.

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in Riding Mountain National Park. Erica Keenan, who has taught school in Teslin for two years and taught this class, heard about the contest through a posting by the Yukon Teachers Association on Facebook. “I had a general idea of doing some sort of project that incorporated local culture and technology and we decided as a class that entering

Check out the interview with their Tlingit Language Teacher at Teslin Community School for a more in-depth discussion of why Teslin Tlingit is unique. It can be found at TeslinTlingitLanguage. weebly.com. Keenan describes how, through this project, the grade five, six and seven students got to learn about

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n April of this year, three classes from Khàtìnas.àxh Community School in Teslin won a national award. On April 10, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced that grades five, six and seven won the 2019 edition of Canada’s Coolest School Trip. To enter, classes from across Canada submitted a photo essay about a stewardship activity that they participated in—one which contributed to the protection of the local environment, or the presentation of local history and culture. The grade five, six and seven students submitted a photo essay about a website they built, which shares Tlingit culture and promotes the Tlingit language. Thanks to the contest, they won a trip to Manitoba. The trip to Manitoba allowed the students to do all kinds of fascinating things, including discover Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, and visit Riel House Historic Site and hear tales of Louis Riel’s life. They also checked out The Forks National Historic Site and camped out under the stars

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the contest was something we wanted to do. The class decided to look at the local language since it is such a small portion of the community that fluently speaks the language, and came up with a website in order to share the language with the world. “The website took around three months to make, working on it periodically during the school day and with dedicated time each week to finish it.” Teslin Tlingit is different from Tlingit found in other places around the world because the people of Teslin who speak Tlingit have different ways of pronouncing the words. Although the words might appear similar between the different dialects, the sounds they make, and the way the words are written make Teslin Tlingit unique among all other Tlingit languages spoken.

Students from the Khàtìnas. àxh Community School in Teslin built a website that shares Tlingit culture and language technology and Tlingit culture at the same time. “I originally taught all the students about website design and how they could make a webpage and information/links to the page. Then we decided as a class the different pages that would go into the website, Elder/prayers, word/ phrases, etc. The students could choose which part of the website they wanted to work on. Work was divided evenly by what the students wanted to focus their research/work on. “The students were very excited to work on the project and learn how to create a website. It took a long time, so sometimes their interest wavered at times,

but they loved doing the interviews and word recordings. They liked working with the local Elder in the school, Sam, to help with the translations. (Sam Johnston is a well know, and highly respected elder in the Teslin Community. He was the chief for Teslin Tlingit for many years and was also part of the Legislative Assembly. Sam was the first aboriginal speaker of the Legislative Assembly.) They were most excited when the website was complete and they could see how fantastic it turned out. Sam was also very impressed with what the students accomplished. He personally came into the classroom to congratulate them after they found out they won the contest” The students’ website captures their interest and passion for their Tlingit culture in the following discussion on why they learn Tlingit in the school.” “Our Tlingit class is an important part of our school day. We come together as a class to learn about a Tlingit language and culture. Our class has highlighted one of our projects on our website, we are currently making button blankets. The button blankets show the traditions of our cultures, our families and who we are. We care about our cultures and Tlingit is the culture of many in our community, but we also use Tlingit traditions as a platform to express our own cultures. By showing the world that local cultural traditions can be adapted to incorporate your own family history, it makes everything more accessible to everyone!”

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Their Screaming Frenzy Shiraz (2016) was a mockery of the famous wineries of Wolf Blass and Yellowtail and you will need to go to their website to see the description and labelling. After visiting two distinct wineries in West Kelowna, we decided to head to the other side and into Kelowna itself. The first stop was Meadow Vista

Portions of local meats, cheeses and chutneys were generous Honey Wines, a beautiful small place. I had never had mead or honey-based wine before and was pleasantly surprised. It was a tad sweet for my nature, but my favourite was the mead popsicle. It was delicious on a hot, sunny day as we walked around the grounds

to see the bees. Last stop was the House of Rose Winery, which was a great way to end the trip. We explored their vineyards with a self-guided tour and purchased the last of the 12 wines that would fill our wine box. It was close to our flight with Air North and we took our wine box and got a plane home to Whitehorse. Remembering the beautiful place that has been highly underrated in the world wine meccas of the world. I highly recommend a visit to the region and make sure to have some wine! Kylie Campbell is an Australian writer and photographer exploring the Yukon.

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Until Sat 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 Until Sat Oct 26 This Wild Country: Postcards from the Yukon Archives Collection Arts Underground This Wild Country: Postcards from the Yukon Archives Collection 667-5321 Until Sun Oct 27 Shatterlings by Jeanine Baker & NIcole Bauberger Yukon Artists at Work Gallery New works created over the past summer. A wall-sized piece, in coldworked fused glass, a cut out of a grid of fifteen glass panels. Until Thu Oct 31 Secret Kingdom By Virginie Hamel Arts Underground A new collection where mythical figures lead a parallel existence in areas of the forest unknown to us. This exhibit evokes that which we do not see in the forest and, inversely, speaks to that feeling we sometimes have of being watched when we are there. Until Thu Oct 31 Northern Heart by Erin Oliver-Beebe Arts Underground Inspired by the mountains, rivers and forests around me, and aim to capture the wonder I feel in such wild places. Until Fri Nov 22 Into the Kalevala By Lillian Loponen Yukon Arts Centre A multimedia exhibition that is an experiential interpretation of the Finland’s national epic of folklore, Kalevala. Until Fri Nov 22 Ubiquitous - Technology and the Human Experience By Leslie Leong Yukon Arts Centre Leslie Leong is a Yukon visual artist focused on recycling and sustainability. Ponders the ubiquitous nature of technology. It has seeped into every aspect of our society/lives, even if we choose not to partake. It is omnipresent.

Wed Oct 9-12 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 6336081 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 668-4792 or email info@goytm.ca Wed Oct 9 Interfaith Potluck Supper 5:30 PM Whitehorse United Church The topic for the evening is “The Rhythms of Life”, led by Baha’i composer Jack Lenz. 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 Thu Oct 10 Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience 9:00 AM Yukon College The opportunity to develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate your resilience. Register online. Thu Oct 10 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 Oct 10 KDFN Community Lands Plan Meeting 6:00 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) Overview of draft plan, a light dinner will be served. For more info please call 633-7800 ext. 128 Thu Oct 10 Kombucha 101 6:30 PM Summit Kombucha Learn about the basic 2L method, as well as troubleshooting tips. to register email summitbuch.yt@gmail.com Thu Oct 10 Fermentation Workshops - Kimchi 6:30 PM CYO Hall Workshops include demo, samples, handouts + a jar to ferment. Contact Angelune at 334-6627 or by email harvester@nomadicharvests.com to register. Thu Oct 10 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 Oct 10 Legion Music Trivia Night 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Thu Oct 10 Uke On Ukulele Club! 7:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Thu Oct 10 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Fri Oct 11 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 Oct 11 Turkey 101 - Cooking Class 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn to make delicious turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Register online, call or email for more info. 633-2665 Fri Oct 11 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 Oct 12 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store - Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique

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Wed Oct 9 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Longtime Local jam night hosted by Peggy Hanifan Wed Oct 9 Karaoke Night 9:00 PM The Local Bar Come in and sing, show us your talent! Thu Oct 10 Open Stage & Jam 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Express yourself! Perform solo or with back up. Some instruments provided. Fri Oct 11 Red Cross Babysitting Course 8:30 AM Yukon College From managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. To register call 668-5200. Fri Oct 11 The Honky Tonk Pharaohs 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Western Swing and Country Classics featuring local musicians Bob Hamilton, Rob Bergman, Ryan McNally and Lonnie Powell Fri Oct 11 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Fri Oct 11 Derral Gleason Trio 10:00 PM The Local Bar High energy adventure of songs, soul-kissed rock with a touch of the blues. This soulful rock is accompanied by guitar, bass, sometimes mandolin, sometimes banjo, the occasional lap steel, drums, and sax. Sat Oct 12 Ryan McNally 7:00 PM The Cut Off Restaurant Best known for his interpretative playing of traditional acoustic blues, jazz and old time music. Sat Oct 12 Anne Turner Jazz 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sat Oct 12 Alexander & Daniel Tselyakov 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre An exclusive talk with the artists and phenomenal music, two pianos. Tickets at the door or online. Sat Oct 12 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun Oct 13 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Sun Oct 13 Peggy and Jack 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Tue Oct 15 Tuesday Jazz Night with Anne Turner 5:30 PM Earls Restaurant On the Restaurant side local Jazz musicians to join Anne weekly. No TVs - just great times with family and friends! Tasty menu and tasty tunes! Tue Oct 15 Jill Barber: Dedicated to You Tour 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre An intimate show inspired by songs that resonate with you! Tickets online or at the door. Wed Oct 16 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Longtime Local jam night hosted by Peggy Hanifan Wed Oct 16 Karaoke Night 9:00 PM The Local Bar Come in and sing, show us your talent!

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Wasting Away in Geezerville with Ken Bolton

Literacy is one of the best gifts you can give

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alking past the library on a recent Friday evening, we passed a young woman pushing a stroller with a very young occupant. The baby was contentedly gnawing on one corner of a cloth version of Dorothy Kunhardt’s children’s classic, Pat the Bunny. (sometimes known as Sleepy Bunny.) Instant nostalgia. “That was one of my favourite books when I was a kid,” I told the proud mom. “I hope it gives your baby a real taste for reading.” As we walked on from that brief encounter, my wife impudently suggested I must have been thinking of my kids, since I was far too old to have read Pat the Bunny in my own childhood. I’m happy to report that herself was dead wrong this time, although she almost never makes a mistake. Kunhardt’s interactive “touch and feel” book was published in 1940, three full years before I graced the world with my presence. Yes, I did read it to (and with) my offspring in the 1960s and ’70s, but I distinctly remember it

was one of the tools my own mom deployed while she was passing on the priceless gift of literacy. Pat the Bunny has since gone on to sell more than 6,000,000 copies, making it one of the most-

own preferences when it comes to imparting a love of literature to succeeding generations. Will it be Mother Goose, the

Brothers Grimm, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, or J.M. Barrie? It may be Noddy, or Tintin, or Rupert Bear. It may be Potter or Sendak, Homer’s Odyssey, Bur-

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read bedtime books of all time. By some accounts, it is second only to The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which British author Beatrix Potter wrote back in 1893. Every family of readers has its

A selection of popular children’s books

ton’s translation of the 1001 Arabian Nights, Bullfinch’s Mythology, or any number of others. Whatever works, works. I was never that keen on Dr. Seuss when my kids were young.

(I snobbishly rejected Theodore Geisel’s anarchic approach to poetic scansion.) I have since come to relish his genius at unlocking imagination through word play and rhyme. My own tastes ran more toward two brilliant Canadian children’s authors, Robert Munsch and Dennis Lee, and their respective illustrators. But let’s not forget the 1947 kid-lit gatecrasher, GoodMoon, by Margaret night Moon Wise Brown, with Clement Hurd’s simple, unforgettable artwork. (What is it with bunnies, by the way?) And don’t ignore the Dean Whalley/Don Page delight called Lamont the Lonely Monster, ster which includes a character named Uriah the Heap. Hundreds of enticing new children’s books come out every year. Whatever your language or culture, your gift to the future is to provide wonder for kids to chew on in their strollers. Our resident Geezer is forever grateful he can read southeast of Whitehorse.

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy

Weeknight crepes

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❑ 1 cups all-purpose flour ❑ 1 tsp sugar ❑ Pinch of salt ❑ 3 eggs beaten

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A peek behind the curtain

Brendan Preston (left), Jona Barr (middle), and Patrick Hamilton (right) produced the unique Beneath the Broadcast video segment in CBC Yukon’s Basement last winter

Since the release of Beneath the Broadcast, word of the Yukon’s music scene has begun to spread across the rest of the country by Manus Hopkins

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ast winter, nine bands entered the CBC Yukon basement. There, each completed a one-shot live music video. The clips were compiled into a 45-minute segment and released as Beneath the Broadcast at an April screening in Whitehorse. This is a very simplified summary of the Beneath the Broadcast video project though. Behind the scenes, it took weeks of meticulous planning to bring to life a film that would showcase the talents of Whitehorse’s musical community and offer a peek into the diverse artistic landscape that exists in the Yukon. Beneath the Broadcast was produced by Big Boat Records and Something Shows, in collaboration with Brendan Preston Productions. At the helm of the project were three of Whitehorse’s most creative: Jona Barr, Brendan Preston and Patrick Hamilton. “At the start it was basically just a buildup of a lot of conversations,” said Barr. “Dawson (Bealieu) and Patrick (Hamilton, Big Boat Records co-founders) came up to me with this idea to do a video night where we get a bunch onstage and have someone film it to get some live videos for the bands.” Barr then found himself talking to Dave White, host of CBC Yukon’s Airplay. He pitched White on the idea of using the radio studio’s basement as the venue. When Brendan Preston was brought on board, Preston suggested using one continuous shot for each band’s video. That’s how Beneath the Broadcast started to come together. For Preston, the CBC basement was a prime venue as far as space, lighting and atmosphere were concerned. “I think the audience really gets a sense of space and some different flavours of the room,” said Preston. “It was a good way to make a film that can be viewed at one time or cut up into individual clips.”

When working on the filming, Preston decided to experiment using different techniques for each band, creating juxtaposition and an ever-changing ambience throughout the nine-part video. He compared the bubbly, pink-lit aura of Paris Pick’s performance to the stark, minimalistic punk vibe of the Cryptozoologists’ clip, and the big open area in which Groan Boy plays to the cramped, claustrophobic space Calla Kinglit and her band squished into. Originally, the segment wasn’t going to feature as many bands as it ended up including, but according to Barr, as rumours about the project circulated, there was a lot of interest among Whitehorse musicians. Several prominent local groups came forward to express interest in being part of the project. In the end, the nine bands featured in Beneath the Broadcast were Soda Pony, The Sweeties, Groan Boy, The Sputnik Experiment, Paris Pick, Calla Kinglit, Cryptozoologists, Jona Barr and Local Boy. The videos were all filmed over the span of a few days, with the exception of Local Boy’s—that one was done a few months later when the producers decided a hip-hop performance would help showcase the diversity of the Yukon’s music scene. In addition to a public screening of the entire project, the nine video clips were released individually as well. Each premiered in a different online magazine. Some of the publications that covered Beneath the Broadcast include Exclaim!, Canadian Beats, and Some Party. Beneath the Broadcast has also seen some coverage on CBC Music. Barr thought online coverage by respected publications would help the featured artists get into more festivals and showcases, especially with BreakOut West 2019 taking place in Whitehorse this fall. “Lots of these bands would be applying to perform at BreakOut West, so having these videos would help with that,” he said. “There’s

a little bit of buzz about the Yukon now with BreakOut West coming up, and there’s a really cool DIY scene happening up here.” Of the groups who appeared in Beneath the Broadcast, Cryptozoologists, Local Boy and Paris Pick will be performing as part of this year’s BreakOut West showcases. Big Boat Records will also have representatives at the event to network with other industry professionals. With money raised from Beneath the Broadcast’s initial screening, the producers were able to hire a publicist to help the

project get more exposure. This is important to Barr, as the Yukon’s remoteness means many potential managers, agents and fans aren’t going to just stumble across the scene. “When I was younger, I found myself looking outwardly to other music scenes and wishing there was something like that in Whitehorse,” said Barr. “Now the scene is growing and changing with diverse styles and genres. I think there’s a lot of really cool stuff happening up here!” The individual clips from Beneath the Broadcast can all be found on

PHOTO: Rick Massie YouTube. Check out BigBoatRecords.com, SomethingShows.com and BrendanPreston.com for more information on the companies behind the project. There are a few more things coming up for Beneath the Broadcast, according to Barr, but he can’t talk about them yet.

Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorseand Toronto-based journalism student, musician and lover of heavy metal and cats.

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The Book Shelf with Dan Davidson

Missives from One Bucket Creek However, the quirky column still managed to fall back to its origins, with essays about “destructive cats, urban chickens,

threatened pigs, breastfeeding and anything that I might have been preoccupied with on deadline day.”

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or 20 years, from 1994 to 2014, Al Pope produced a regular column for the Yukon News. It was called Nordicity. He said it started because he had written so many letters to the editor that Peter Lesniak, who held that position at the time, invited him to become a regular contributor. This origin story resonates with me, since much the same thing happened to me at the Whitehorse Star when Max Fraser was in charge back in 1977. To start off, Pope created an imaginary Yukon Community named One Bucket Creek and used it to spoof real life events in his area, as well as imaginary ones. He’s not the first to take this route to satire. Stroller White did it many decades ago. I also recall a fellow named Henry Wilkinson, who used to write pieces that involved the Carcross Closet of Commerce. There are a number of One Bucket entries in this 20-year retrospective volume, but Pope admits that he just couldn’t keep up creating imaginary narratives over two decades. Besides, this had all started in the first place because he kept writing letters to the editor. So, as he writes in the introduction to The Boreal Curmudgeon: Twenty Years of Nordicity, “the subject matter broadened to include national and international issues.”

The Boreal Curmudgeon by Al Pope

cording to themes. There is a One Bucket Creek section, another on mushing, one on northern beasties, a section on science and another on the Royal Family. There are essays on Canadian culture, and a section on national scandals and cover-ups—enough to make you forget all about SNC Lavalin. The essays are enhanced by the addition of Heidi Marion’s 32 pen-and-ink illustrations, scattered throughout the book. Pope is critical of all the political leaders within the timeframe when he was writing the column, but you really don’t want to miss his takedown of Andrew Scheer, not when he was leader of the Conservatives (not to be confused with the Progressive Conservatives) , but when he was Speaker of the Legislature. It’s brutal. The Boreal Curmudgeon is not the sort of book to be read from cover to cover in a single sitting. After all, the columns were written one at a time, week by week, over many years. I found that one to three of them per day was a good dose. At that rate I was several months reading the entire collection of about 100 essays, but it was worth the time. Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT

Thursday, October 24th

Not Quite Midnight Boys and Girls Club of Yukon

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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

Thursday, November 7th

Come Drop In Second Monday of the Month

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

6:30-9 pm at The Royal Canadian Legion

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

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

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October 17 BEER O’CLOCK + ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES WITH YUKON BREWING’S BOB BAXTER Beer 4-5:30pm Speaker 5:30-7pm ……………………….. WELCOME WEDNESDAY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 10:30am ……………………….. PUBLIC TOUR EVERY TUESDAY AT 12 NOON ……………………….. Open Hours Mon- Fri 9am-5pm

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The Community School Touring Program is accepting tour proposals from performers for the 2019/20 school year. All performance arts are welcome, including music, theatre and dance. The touring program aims to bring performances to students in Yukon communities they may not otherwise encounter, and preference is given to applications with an educational component. • Performers can apply for five different tour routes within the territory. (Tour dates are established by the performers and schools after routes have been awarded.) • Applications should include a description of the performance, a list of performers, preferred tour route and means of travel, as well as a detailed budget. • Complete application and budget guidelines (with tour routes) are available from Community School Touring Coordinator Keitha Clark, 332-1904 or communityschooltour@gmail.com • Proposals can be dropped off at Arts Underground/Yukon Art Society (located in the lower level of the Hougen Centre on Main Street) or emailed to communityschooltour@gmail.com

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8:15pm – The Farewell

This 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 to gather in China before she passes. Billi, played by the rapper-turned-comedic darling Awkwafina, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. In Mandarin, English, Japanese, Italian with English subtitles. Dir. L. Wang, 2019, USA 98 min. “A film that pulls off a quiet miracle: it breaks your heart, and leaves you happy.” ~Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times Tix: YAC Box Office + yukontickets.com YukonFilmSociety.com

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Community EVENTS ATLIN

Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Wed Oct 9 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fri Oct 11 Thrift Shop 2:00 PM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Sun Oct 13 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Oct 13 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Wed Oct 16 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

BURWASH LANDING

Thu Oct 10 Community Dinner 5:30 PM Jacquot Hall Attend the National Family Week events and be entered to win a grand prize. Thu Oct 10 Freezer Jam Workshop 6:30 PM Jacquot Hall Attend the National Family Week events and be entered to win a grand prize.

CARCROSS

Wed Oct 9 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Oct 9 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen. cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed Oct 9 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed Oct 9 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed Oct 9 AA Carcross 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 10 CPNP Lunch 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 10 Sewing Nights 6:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu Oct 10 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 11 AA Meeting Carcross 1:30 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat Oct 12 Traditional Handgames 1:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sun Oct 13 Sewing Sessions 12:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon Oct 14 Technology Workshop Series - Internet Safety 2:00 PM Carcross Community Campus How to recognize frauds and scams. For more info call 8218800 Mon Oct 14 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon Oct 14 AA - Tagish 7:30 PM Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Tue Oct 15 Elders Breakfast 10:00 AM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Oct 15 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 PM CTFN Capacity Building Tue Oct 15 Excellence Group 5:00 PM Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue Oct 15 Sports Night 6:00 PM Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue Oct 15 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 8214251

DAWSON CITY

Thu Oct 10 Hatha Yoga with Naomi 6:30 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Thu Oct 10 Hatha Yoga with Jennifer 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 9933518 for more info. Thu Oct 10 Karaoke in the Lounge 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Oct 11 Hatha Yoga with Diane 10:00 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Fri Oct 11 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Oct 11 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Oct 11 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre

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Fri Oct 11 Harmonica George in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Oct 11 The Executives in the Lounge 11:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat Oct 12 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 12 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sun Oct 13 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon Oct 14 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon Oct 14 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue Oct 15 Learn to Skate - Ages 3-5 10:45 AM Dawson City Arena 20 minutes of instructions, 10 minutes of free skate. Call 993-7400 Ext 299 for more information. Tue Oct 15 Gymnastics with Terrie 4:15 PM Robert Service School Learn the fundamentals of gymnastics, balance, movement skills and tumbling. Offering separate classes for Grades 1 - 5, call 9937400 ext 299 for more information. Tue Oct 15 Hatha Yoga with Sandy 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue Oct 15 Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520

FARO

Wed Oct 9 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu Oct 10 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Fri Oct 11 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Oct 13 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Oct 13 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Oct 15 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 1:304:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Oct 9 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wed Oct 9 Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed Oct 9 Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thu Oct 10 Alaska Day Haines Borough Public Library Thu Oct 10 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Oct 11 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fri Oct 11 Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Oct 11 Nature Hike/ Foraging 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Oct 11 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri Oct 11 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri Oct 11 Lure Making 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Oct 11 American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Sat Oct 12 Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat Oct 12 Kids Fishing Day 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat Oct 12 Chilkat Chef 5:00 PM Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) 4-6 teams will compete for the glory of Chilkat Chef. 50 minutes to create a delectable dish for the judges. Call or text for more info. 206-313-1829 Vija. pelekis@gmail.com Sun Oct 13 Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Oct 13 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Mon Oct 14 Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mon Oct 14 Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Mon Oct 14 Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts

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Mon Oct 14 Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Oct 15 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Oct 15 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Tue Oct 15 Grossology 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed Oct 9 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 9 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu Oct 10 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Oct 10 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Oct 10 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Oct 10 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Oct 11 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Tue Oct 15 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Oct 15 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Wed Oct 16 Mt. Lorne-Warts Halloween Pre Deco Party 4:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre A pre decorating event to spookify the community centre. All welcome! Contact Agnes at 667-7083 Wed Oct 16 Mt. Lorne Volunteer Fire Department Open House & AGM 7:00 PM Mt. Lorne Fire Hall New volunteers needed and all welcome, for more info call Judy at 668-2849.

MARSH LAKE

Wed Oct 9 Open Hours 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Oct 9 Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu Oct 10 Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Oct 12 Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Oct 12 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue Oct 15 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Oct 15 Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Fri Oct 11 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun Oct 13 Playgroup 10:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Run, skip, jump, play and socialize with other children and parents. Sun Oct 13 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon Oct 14 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 8979962043 Tue Oct 15 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 PM Yukon College Mayo Campus

OLD CROW

Thu Oct 10 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sun Oct 13 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue Oct 15 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 Oct 9 Open Hang Arial Practice 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Wed Oct 9 SpinFlex 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed Oct 9 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre

Wed Oct 9 Playgroup 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Available to children 1 yr and older. Space is limited, sign up in front lobby. Many parents supply snacks for their child. Wed Oct 9 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A fun low impact cardiovascular workout with great music that uses endurance, intervals, hills, drills and rythym to burn fat. Wed Oct 9 SpinYOGA 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Oct 9 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Oct 9 Playgroup 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Available to children 1 yr and older. Space is limited, sign up in front lobby. Many parents supply snacks for their child. Thu Oct 10 Mat Pilates 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu Oct 10 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu Oct 10 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu Oct 10 Playgroup 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Available to children 1 yr and older. Space is limited, sign up in front lobby. Many parents supply snacks for their child. Thu Oct 10 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 Oct 10 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Oct 11 Open Hang Arial Practice 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Sat Oct 12 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat Oct 12 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat Oct 12 Open Hang Arial Practice 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Sun Oct 13 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Oct 14 SpinFlex 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon Oct 14 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Oct 14 Playgroup 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Available to children 1 yr and older. Space is limited, sign up in front lobby. Many parents supply snacks for their child. Mon Oct 14 Group Cycling w/Therese 12:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A fun low impact cardiovascular workout with great music that uses endurance, intervals, hills, drills and rythym to burn fat. Mon Oct 14 SpinYOGA 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Oct 14 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Oct 14 Playgroup 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Available to children 1 yr and older. Space is limited, sign up in front lobby. Many parents supply snacks for their child. Mon Oct 14 Acro Jam 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Tue Oct 15 Mat Pilates 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue Oct 15 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Oct 15 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue Oct 15 Playgroup 5:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Available to children 1 yr and older. Space is limited, sign up in front lobby. Many parents supply snacks for their child. Tue Oct 15 Hatha Flow w. Foam Roller & Pinky Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue Oct 15 Hatha Yoga with Foam Rollers & Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Oct 15 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

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TAGISH

Wed Oct 9 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed Oct 9 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Thu Oct 10 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu Oct 10 Conscious Aging: Aging with Passion and Purpose 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre This workshop introduces you to conscious aging and the inner work that is important on this path. For more info call 821-8800 Sat Oct 12 Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Tue Oct 15 Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

TESLIN

Wed Oct 9 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 9 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 11 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 11 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 12 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome! Tue Oct 15 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 15 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 15 Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome!

WATSON LAKE

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. Wed Oct 9 Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy: Watson Lake 5:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre A twohour, facilitated public engagement session in Watson Lake to help shape the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy. For more info email ccis.engage@gov.yk.ca Dinner and refreshments will be provided. Wed Oct 9 Well Being Wednesdays! 6:45 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre T’ai Chi, Qi gong, Yoga, Mediation. Drop-in rates apply. Thu Oct 10 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu Oct 10 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu Oct 10 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Fri Oct 11 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. Sun Oct 13 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon Oct 14 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue Oct 15 Story Hour 10:30 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Read some books and have some fun! Snacks provided. Call 536-2125 for more info. Tue Oct 15 Infant Massage 1:15 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage, to improve bonding, sleeping periods, colic, and much more. Oil, snacks and refreshments provided.Please call 536-2125 for more info. Tue Oct 15 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue Oct 15 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake


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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 Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Thu Oct 10 Cadet-Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Fri Oct 11 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 Oct 11 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat Oct 12 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sat Oct 12 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 12 Aboriginal Sport Circle 5:30 PM Biathlon Range Sat Oct 12 Ecstatic Dance 8:00 PM Breath of Life Collective A fun, healing, moving meditation. Come

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that you have been airing up every so often?

Did you know that if you have one or more low tires, your fuel economy will be significantly decreased? Therefore continuing to add air to your tire when it runs low may be costing you more in fuel economy than it would be to have the tire repaired. Studies have shown that the decrease in economy may be as high as 15% in excess fuel consumption. Furthermore when you operate your vehicle with a low tire it may cause permanent damage to the tire causing it to be prematurely removed from service due to irreparable damage.

TIRE SHOP OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY

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 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).

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early to stretch and warm up as ambient music plays, then get your groove on with some Reggae/ Funk/House. Wear loose clothing and bring water. Mon Oct 14 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 15 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 15 Archery 5:00 PM Biathlon Range Tue Oct 15 Adult Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Tue Oct 15 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 16 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 16 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range

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with healing energies To register call 334-9605 or email info@7thraystudio.com Sun Oct 13 Reiki Level 1 for People & Animals 10:00 AM Whitehorse, Yukon This course will connect you to the universal energy, which in return you can share with others. Call or email for more information. 335-3477 susanne@pawsyukon.ca Sun Oct 13 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery Aclass for all levels.To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun Oct 13 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 509 Hansen Street Contact oayukon@gmail. com for more information Mon Oct 14 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon Oct 14 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Oct 14 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon Oct 14 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 14 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 14 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 15 Rise + Shine 7:00 AM Alpine Bakery To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Tue Oct 15 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 15 Noon Hatha Yoga Classes 12:00 PM Grace Space With instructor Juliette Anglehart Zedda for more info email info@gracespaceyukon. com Tue Oct 15 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 Wed Oct 16 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Oct 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 Managing My Emotional Eating 6:00 PM Whitehorse Health Centre Find out more about what influences our eating behaviours and

learn tools to help manage emotional eating. Email CCSP@gov.yk.ca or call 667-8733 to register. Wed Oct 16 Living Life to the Full 6:00 PM Mental Health Association Yukon Learn how to stop the cycle! Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships, help others. Register online. Wed Oct 16 Acupuncture for Mental Health 7:00 PM Baked Cafe Learn about traditional Chinese medicine approaches to wellbeing, and to discuss some of the ways this medicine interacts with emerging Western understandings of stress and health. Free Event. Wed Oct 16 Emotional Healing Hypnosis 7:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga All suggestions during hypnosis are based around strengthening self-esteem, self-concept, and regaining personal power. Register online. Wed Oct 16 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

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Mike Mancini As Elsa moves towards an uncertain future, a former resident reflects on its past by Leighann Chalykoff

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he Hamlet of Elsa—a collection of homes and industrial buildings nestled into the Silver Trail at kilometre 97—transformed from a booming mining town in the 1960s to a ghost town in the 1990s. Today, it faces an uncertain future. But to Mike Mancini, it was the first home he knew as a child. It was where he rode his first bike and learned to ice skate. “We really had a great time growing up there,” said Mancini. “There were a lot of kids around and it was like one big family. It was comfortable living and the mining company really tried to keep the families happy—there was a recreation hall, a movie theatre, a skating rink and a ski hill.” As is the story of many communities formed to service a mine site, Elsa’s prospects rose and fell with the price of minerals.

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Its population swelled to 700 in the 1940s, drawing people from all over the world to work on the site. By 1953, United Keno Hill had become Canada’s second largest silver operation. Mancini was born in Southern Italy and was three years old when his parents moved to Canada and settled in Yukon, first at a transfer station at No Cash, then Calumet, and then Elsa a few years later. Mancini was six. “What I remember the most is Christmas time—we would have plays at the rec hall and Santa Claus would come and bring us all toys,” he said. “And each year there was a Spring carnival that lasted a couple of days called the Mad Miners Muck Up.” The story of Elsa begins long before Mancini was born. The area was prospected as early as the 1880s, and large deposits of silver lead ore were discovered in the region in the 1910s. The name came in 1924, when Charlie Brefault, also known as the “Lucky Swede,” staked a claim on Galena Hill and named it for his sister, Elsa. It’s said he could pick up pieces of ore “like potatoes” from the claim. When Brefault’s luck ran out, Treadwell Yukon purchased the Elsa claim, and a community that took on its name grew around the entrance to the mine to support it and other mines in the area. Operations at Elsa expanded in the 1930s, when a mill was moved to the growing community to process ore. From the ‘30s to the ‘60s, tonnes of ore from the Silver Trail region was shipped to the south and the region became a mainstay of the Yukon’s economy. By the time Mancini’s family arrived in the mid-1960s, the community was at its peak. When he turned 16, he started working odd

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PHOTO: Evan Rensch jobs for the mining company, like painting fences, over the summer. After high school he worked at the mine for a few months before he went away to university. He came back each year to work a variety of jobs over the summers—in the mill, in the mechanical shop, carpentry shop and in the blacksmith shop. “If you were interested in any of the trades they would train you,” he said. “I saw working at the mine as a great way to make money, but when I was growing up I always wanted to leave Elsa and see the rest of the world.” And he did leave. After nearly a decade of low silver prices and steady losses, United Keno Hill shuttered its operations in 1989, and the once-booming community of Elsa emptied as workers moved elsewhere to find jobs. “Families were raised there and when it shut down everyone was in shock,” said Mancini. “It was our home.” After the mine shut down, Mancini spent years in southern B.C., but was drawn back to the Yukon in the 1990s, when he inherited some cabins from a friend. He returned to live in Keno and start over. He helped open and run the Keno City Mining Museum, which

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tells the stories of the people who mined in the Silver Trail region. “We really tried hard to keep the memories and the history alive in the area. It’s vital now more than ever to try and save as many buildings as possible,” he said. “I lost my parents when they were quite young, and the days growing up in Elsa were great memories for me—those were some of the best times of my life.” Today, Mancini owns two snack bars and divides his time between Keno and Mayo. On the way back and forth between the two places, he drives by the shuttered remains of Elsa.

Mike Mancini “I have mixed feelings. I’ve slowly watched it deteriorate and I have watched them bulldoze some of the old buildings that I grew up with and I was familiar with,” he said. “I am seeing the end of what was a big part of my 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.

View of Elsa tramway, 1952

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Skagway’s 6th Annual Fall Festival A Celebration of Art, Music & Life in the North

October 18 – 20

Friday October 18

6-8 PM Skagway 2030 Comp Plan Community Open House at the Elks Burger Feed

Drop in & explore our activity stations. Vote for YOUR TOP PRIORITIES for Skagway for the next 10 years. Write a Haiku about Skagway. Winner gets $50. Weigh in on future growth along the Klondike Highway. Elks Lodge. 6th & State

8 PM Jeopardy Game Show

Just like you see on TV, only funnier! Questions range from local news, events & residents to global music, entertainment, pop culture & more…Nothing too intellectual! Happy Endings Saloon. 4th & State

Saturday October 19

8-11 AM Pancake breakfast at the Skagway Fire Department

Come hang out with Skagway’s finest first responders! Hosted by the Skagway Firefighters Association. Public Safety Building. 17th & State

10:30-11 AM Raven Reads: Family Storytime

Enjoy a fun filled family morning of stories, songs & more! Explore the new collection of Tlingit, Haida & Tsimshian storybooks with us. In collaboration with the Skagway Traditional Council. Skagway Public Library. 8th & State

10:30-11:45 AM Hatha Yoga with Gillian

$8 For Non-Members. Gentle yoga for all ability levels. Skagway Rec Center. 13th & Main

11 AM-3 PM Presbyterian Pumpkin Patch

Minimum suggested donation $7 per pumpkin. Find this year’s pumpkin in our pumpkin patch. Take pictures, play a round on our fall themed mini-golf course. Enjoy some apple cider & learn about upcoming events at the church. First Presbyterian Church. 5th & Main

1-3 PM Bouncy House Playtime

$8 For Non-Members. Fun for Toddlers through 1st grade. Parents & guardians must be present! Skagway Rec Center. 13th & Main

3-5 PM Bacon Festival

FALL FESTIVAL is brought to you by the Skagway Tourism Department & the businesses, organizations & people of Skagway, Alaska.

$15 ticket. Submit your best bacon recipe & compete for the BEST dish! Bacon lovers can taste entries & vote on their favorite bacon dish. 1st place award = $500 CASH People’s Choice Award = $350 CASH Happy Endings Saloon. 4th & State

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4-7 PM Aeroponic Farm Open House

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Class Fee $45. Abstract & collage printmaking using layers of stencils, stamps, photo transfers & color with a gellprint plate. Learn the joy & fun of happy accidents. All supplies included. No experience needed. Sign up in advance at (907) 612-0691 or misstinacyr@gmail.com. Ages 12 & Up. Skagway Traditional Council. 11th & Broadway

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2 PM Fall Fest Skagway History reading: Skagway: City of the New Century

Join author Jeff Brady and learn about the exploits of the Alpine Club & early entertainers, how the town came together under the curtain of WWI & how the grandson of the last man robbed by Soapy Smith unveiled a new version of the saga. Sponsored by the Skagway News Depot & Books. Skagway Public Library. 8th & State

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