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or many, the holiday season would not be complete without their favourite Christmas music. The Whitehorse Community Choir has the perfect solution for those who are loathe to see December pass without beautiful renditions of “Silent Night” or “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The choir’s winter concert, Tis the Season, will be sure to ﬁll everyone who joins them with good cheer. Barbara Chamberlin, the director of Whitehorse Community Choirs, says the audience can expect a very traditional program of Christmas music that will include piano, harp and flute accompaniment. “It’s all feel-good, beautiful music,” Chamberlin said. Three choirs will take to the stage during the evening’s program: the Whitehorse Community Choir, the Persephone Singers, and the Chamber Choir. The Whitehorse Community Choir, also known as the Big Choir, or the WCC, is made up of about 70 singers. There is no audition required to join this choir and anyone who wishes to take part is welcome. “We try to give everyone who wants to experience what it is like to sing in a choir the opportunity to do so,” said Chamberlin. “We
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PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Community Choir six movements of the work will be presented. “We would like to The choir donned some give the audience a taste of what silly headwear for some we will be doing in the spring and of their songs at the we wanted our choir members to have a chance to experience one 2018 performance movement of the work to reinforce for them that it’s possible also have a very committed core to do it and to provide members of singers that help new singers with some insight on if they want out. This is very community-ori- to be a part of performing it in the ented choir and we do all types of spring,” said Chamberlin. music.” In addition, the Chamber Choir The Persephone Singers is an will be performing a special preauditioned women’s choir of about sentation of music created for 16 voices that do harder songs and Marten Berkman’s installation memorize most of its repertoire. that goes into the Yukon Arts “These are singers that want Centre Gallery on Dec. 5. Chammore of a challenge and want to berlin wrote the music for the inbe a part of a smaller group,” said stallation and the Chamber Choir Chamberlin. recorded it. Berkman’s project Last, but certainly not least, focuses on contrasting lifestyles – the Chamber Choir is the elite the city vs. the northern country, group of Whitehorse’s family of or as Chamberlin characterizes it three choirs. It’s an auditioned “Toronto vs. the Yukon.” group of about 16 voices and is Tis the Season takes place on geared towards those that re- Dec. 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. at the Yually want to do challenging music, kon Arts Centre. Tickets are $25 or have the talent for it and the time $20 for those guests 18 and under to spend on it. and can be purchased from the In addition to the holiday clas- Yukon Arts Centre box ofﬁce or Yusics, the audience will be in for a konTickets.com. Those interested few special treats. in joining the community choirs “We are doing the ﬁrst move- should visit WhitehorseChoir.org ment of Mozart Vesperae Solennes for more information. The spring de Confessor, KV 339,” said Cham- term begins on the ﬁrst Monday of berlin. “It’s called Dixit, and it is January. an exciting classical piece that is beautiful, difﬁcult and amazing.” Amber Church is generally Chamberlin said this is being enthusiastic about everything included in the choir’s Christmas but she spends most of her time program as a sneak peek into creating in an art studio and what audiences can expect during chasing a child and dog through the spring concert when the full the wilderness.
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more. He has done design work for the City of Whitehorse and the Yukon Youth Conservation Corps. His work has also been featured at Baked Café multiple times. His is a style that works well
he came to the letter Q, which is quills, he asked himself what was the best way to draw a porcupine. “It was like, oh, it’s just one big half oval and add a bunch of spikes and chaos to it.”
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edd Tucker’s apartment looks like a bookstore these days. That’s how it goes when you take on every aspect of publishing your ﬁrst book yourself – from the illustration and the layout, to the printing and the selling. “I live in a box fort now,” Tucker joked in mid-November, the day after 2,000 copies of The Yukon Alphabet Book had ﬁnally landed on his doorstep. It was a moment ﬁve months in the making. That’s how long Tucker spent (in addition to the months devoted to text and illustrations) speaking with Canadian publishers, deciding on paper stock, getting an ISBN number and learning the language of publishing in order to put his project together. The result is The Yukon Alphabet Book, a matte-ﬁnish hardcover with thick, beautiful paper that teaches the alphabet by way of classic Yukon imagery. C is cabin. W is waxwing. M is moose. “A was really difﬁcult because A could be aurora but that’s kind of a mouthful for kids … I went with airplane because kids love airplanes and Yukoners love Air North.” The book’s minimalist design puts Tucker’s bright, bold illustrations front and centre. You’ll likely recognize his style. Tucker, a graphic designer, is behind some of the in-house illustrations at The Collective Good, including the store’s Yukon subway map. He’s done logos and branding for Yukonstruct, Evergreen Wellness Studio, Grizzly Electric and
Tedd Tucker has published his first book, The Yukon Alphabet Book with the words he’s chosen to bring the alphabet to life. “Because I don’t come from a ﬁne arts background, most of the time I try and draw the simplest shapes I can,” he said. He wanted his images to be artistic, but simple enough for a child to draw. For example, when
He’s simplifying, but that’s kind of the point. Simplicity can leave space for creativity, which was part of his goal with the book. “A lot of children’s books are pretty repetitive and get pretty boring and I just wanted to create a book that’s really simple and a kid can look through it on their
own,” he said. “Or, also, because it’s so simple, it gives the parent a chance to perform, you know? D is dog and then it gives them the chance to be like ‘what does a dog do?’” Tucker’s next book (also a kids book and also Yukon-based) will follow more of a narrative. He’s hoping to have some publishing support with that one. Though he established a publishing company to put out The Yukon Alphabet Book (Berwin—the same as the brand name under which Tucker does his design work), he’d like to have an outside publisher in the future. “Shockingly, behind this house of cards, it’s just me. So the next one I’m hoping to take to publishers and shop it.” He’ll do that in the new year, when he travels to a trade show and conference in New York City. In the meantime, The Yukon Alphabet Book will be available at a handful of craft shows this season, including the Spruce Bog Boutique at the Old Firehall, from Dec. 7 to 22, and the 12 Days of Christmas Market at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, from Dec. 12 to Dec. 23.
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very holiday season the Challenge Disability Resource Group brings their clients together with business community supporters, funders and government ofﬁcials, for the Challenge Annual Christmas Luncheon. This fully inclusive and barrier-free event is just one element of the myriad of work that Challenge does to support Yukoners with a disability. “We are a non-proﬁt organization assisting persons with a wide range of disabilities in employment training and employment support, along with residential services that include a mental health treatment home, an FASD home and a group home for adults with developmental disabilities,” said Jillian Hardie, Executive Director of Challenge Disability Resource Group and CEO of Career Industries. Challenge’s Employment Services program offers job coaching services to persons with disabilities, including training and coaching tailored towards an individual’s employment goals. Three times a year, Challenge runs a more comprehensive program for clients, called Employ Abilities Skills Program. “It is a 12-15 week program
offered to persons experiencing difﬁculties obtaining and maintaining employment,” said Hardie. “This program offers classroom and work experience including certiﬁcation in WHMIS, Food Safe, Emergency First Aid and team-building. Participants learn the essential skills for employment, team-building and much more in the classroom setting and take these skills to practice them on the worksite.” Challenge also owns and operates Career Industries, a social enterprise that encompasses the Core Box Plant, Bridges Catering and the Ledge Cafeteria. The Core Box Plant is a wood products manufacturing business that supplies core boxes and lath for the mining industry along with a variety of other wood products during the off-season. “We use an integrated workforce model where adults with disabilities work in an environment with more experienced individuals. This follows our principle of social inclusion and allows our more experienced workers to role model workplace etiquette and teach new skills,” said Hardie. “All workers are paid to industry standard.” Bridges Catering specializes in
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onestly, these potatoes make a great side dish or a fantastic little snack with some drinks. In either case, they reheat really beautifully so you can make them and reheat them when you’ve got company coming. Or when you know you’re going to be home a bit late and want something that feels a bit lavish on hand for a fast supper. If you’ve still got some kicking around, the awesome little mixed potatoes from Yukon Grain Farm are perfect for this recipe. Serves 4
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Rosie Stuckless takes a seat during a scene James Croken (l), Jack Walcher Wegmann, Martina Vos, Sue Sohn, Eric Epstein, Aude Sawyer prepare for their roles in the upcoming Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoots MacBeth
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Shakespeare in hiding The Guild production of Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth opens Nov. 28 by Ken Bolton
ir Tom Stoppard is one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights and screenwriters, known for rapid-ﬁre dialogue that also carries deep philosophical truths. Apart from his screenplay for Shakespeare in Love, he is perhaps best-known for his Tony Awardwinning play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a philosophical comedy that brings two minor characters in Hamlet into the limelight. A quarter century ago, Whitehorse actor/director Mary Sloan mounted R&G at the Guild Theatre, her ﬁrst directing stint in the Yukon capital. Several productions later, she’s back with a brace of Shakespearetinged plays by Stoppard, Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth. When the Guild’s artistic director, Brian Fidler, ﬁrst approached her about doing the back-to-back plays, she wasn’t familiar with them. “I took a look and I thought,
‘what the [expletive] is going on? I don’t get it. I just don’t get it.’ I’ve never had that response, and it just made me feel sick,” Sloan admitted. “And it scared me. It really scared me, like no other play,” she said. About that time, she was strolling through the Highland Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles, where her actor daughter, Amy (who played Ophelia in the Guild production of R&G), lives with her husband and son. Her wanderings took her past a large mural of boxing legend Muhammad Ali that included his quote, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” She agreed to take on the assignment. As part of her prep, she watched a YouTube video of Dogg’s Hamlet, done by middle-school kids instead of adults playing juvenile roles, as had been done on Broadway. “Those kids just jumped into it and ran with it. And it was like an angel choir came out and the clouds lifted, and I thought, ‘I’m going to do it with kids. Kids are going to get it; they’re totally going to get it,’” she said. As a long-time instructor in the Music, Art and Drama (MAD) program, Sloan was used to working with younger actors. After auditions, she picked four “amazing” actors ranging in age from nine to 17 to be part of the Dogg’s Hamlet ensemble.
“Every rehearsal, they’ve got me in stitches and they’ve got me delighted and they’ve totally got me engaged,” Sloan said. Dogg’s Hamlet concerns a group of private school students who decide to present a 15-minute version of Hamlet as part of their school’s awards ceremony. Stoppard’s twist is that the kids speak their own language, called Dogg, which uses English words, but distorts and inverts their meaning. For example, insults become compliments, and vice versa. Into the preparations comes Easy, a lorry-driver who speaks only English. Hilarity ensues. When the truncated Hamlet actually plays (in Elizabethan English), it’s such a hit, the kids do a two-minute version as an encore. While Dogg’s Hamlet is a romp, the companion piece, Cahoot’s Macbeth, is more political. First produced in 1979, it was influenced by the 1968 Prague Spring uprising in Stoppard’s native Czechoslovakia. Stoppard was born Tomáš Straussler in 1937. His family fled when the Nazis invaded their homeland in 1939. After his father died in a Japanese internment camp, his mother remarried and the family moved to England when the future playwright was nine years old. As a journalist and developing artist, Stoppard explored such themes as censorship, human rights and state repression, often
with a light, comedic touch. He also maintained a keen interest in Czech theatre and literature. Cahoot’s Macbeth arose from his admiration of Pavel Kohout, a dissident playwright Stoppard had met in Prague in 1977. Along with a group of actors who were considered subversive and forbidden to work, Kohout formed an underground company called the Living-Room Theater. His story was the inspiration for the Stoppard play. “It’s set in a time when public theatre is banned. Actors have lost their jobs, and they’re doing menial jobs like selling newspapers at a kiosk, or shining shoes,” Sloan said. “But they’re actors, so they’ve got to act. They’re putting on a play in a lady’s living room and that’s dangerous, too. The play opens and you’re seeing a production of Macbeth. Then the lights go up and you realize you’re in a living room.” Two policemen arrive, plus an inspector who warns them not to perform Macbeth, or Julius Caesar, or anything else that might be considered as disparaging the communist state. Enter Easy, the lorry-driver from Dogg’s Hamlet, with a load of ﬁrewood. In a typical Stoppard turnaround, Easy now speaks only Dogg, rather than English. The actors soon catch on, leaving the inspector “really mad, really flum-
moxed, really confused” when they start performing Macbeth in Dogg, rather than Shakespearean English. Except for Easy, the two plays have separate casts, adding up to a total of 21 players. If that didn’t present enough trafﬁc challenges on its own, the Guild production also includes a real truck. Sloan hopes audiences will have a “fulﬁlling, exciting, laugh-ﬁlled and thought-ﬁlled night of theatre.” But as someone raised in the U.S., who is concerned by current events in both that country and Canada, she has other aspirations for the audience as well. “I really want them to appreciate what the kids have done in this and to maybe go home and have some discussion about theatre and censorship and where we’re headed and all the directions we could go politically in the next few years.” Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth will be on the Guild Hall stage from Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, Dec. 14. Curtain is at 8 p.m. sharp. Complete cast list and other details can be found at GuildHall.ca.
Ken Bolton is a freelance writer and former co-editor of What’s Up Yukon.
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PHOTOS: Kylie Campbell
January 31, 2020
The Feather Peak summit within view
t was 7 a.m. on a Sunday in late January. We put all the ski touring equipment in the car while trying to simultaneously keep the three dogs from escaping the vehicle. I introduced myself to Bryan, who I had just met in person for the ﬁrst time after connecting on Facebook, and off we went for a ski adventure in the White Pass range near Skagway. As we drove off in the early morning darkness, he asked me a question. “Um, do you have your passport?” Neither of us had remembered ours. Back we went and picked up our passports and tried again. As we approached Carcross, the sun started to glow behind the mountains. We watched as fog lurked around and we continued toward the White Pass summit. We talked about where we cont’d on page 20 ...
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Wed Nov 27 Linocut Holiday Card Making Workshop - For Children 6:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture All materials are provided and no experience is necessary. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling KIAC at 9935005, emailing email@example.com, or coming by in person. Fri Dec 6 Celebration of Lights 4:00 pm WaterFront Park Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season! With music, food, fun times, and the lighting of the front street decorations. Free and fun for the whole family! Fri Dec 6 DCMF Presents - Winter BIZarre 2:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A night of live music, games, auctions, food, drinks, karaoke, live radio, photo booth, and a general feeling of good cheer! For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 993-5584. Fri Dec 6 to Sat Dec 7 The Great Klondike Gingerbread House Decorating Contest 12:00 pm Fri, 4:00 pm Sat Dawson City Museum Get your gingerbread, candy, frosting and creativity ready to compete in this fun Dawson City holiday tradition! Build and decorate your structure- gingerbread must be the main component. For more info call 993 5575 or email kvadawson.net
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Sat Nov 23 to Sun Dec 15 YÚK’E Arts Market Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Showcasing and selling Yukon Indigenous art, craft and gift products in a beautiful gallery setting throughout the Christmas shopping season. Wed Nov 27 Winter Wonderland Social & CPHR Recognition 5:30 pm North of Ordinary Experience Center Relax and kick off the holiday season with your fellow HR professionals, mini silent auction. Learn more about what’s happening in 2020 and your HR community. Tickets online. Thu Nov 28 Jerry Granelli Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre 90 minutes drawing from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special soundtrack, and sharing the stage with a local children’s choir. There are some stories, lots of music and a wave of Christmas spirit, and even tears of joy. Fri Nov 29 & Sat Nov 30 Heart to Home Christmas Market 11:00 am Fri, 10:00 am Sat Westmark Whitehorse Held in Conference Room 3, Crafters of all types, Yukon and Atlin Artisans only. Open to Seniors and people with mobility issues an hour earlier. Sat Nov 30 Pet Photos with Santa 10:00 am Yukon Quest International Assn Get your favourite furry friend’s photo taken with Santa this holiday season and help support the 2020 Yukon Quest! Photos by donation Sun Dec 1 Blue Christmas 7:00 pm Whitehorse United Church All Welcome, a service of understanding and quiet hope. 667-2989 Fri Dec 6 Yukonstruct’s Holiday Makers’ Market 4:00 pm Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Live music, refreshments, and cocktails and Saturday, enjoy the market experience with coffee and snacks. Fri Dec 6 & Sat. Dec 7 2nd Annual Hand Prints POP UP Store Hand Prints Massage Therapy Cozy Alpaca Blankets, Turkish Towels, warm scarves, Mooi organic skin care, Plant Therapy essential oils, Handcrafted jewelry by Luna C Designs, R.r.R Rocks.
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8:00pm – The Lighthouse 19th Century gothic horror tale! This gleeful fantasy filmed on the Nova Scotia coast features mesmerizing performances by Robert Pattison and Willem Dafoe. Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while confined to a desolate, windswept rock off the coast of 19th-century Maine; a peg-legged and petulant veteran named Tom Wake and a close-mouthed Canadian named Ephraim Winslow, whose haunted look suggests some skulduggery in his past. Eggers plays the two men off of each other as they both slowly come apart at the seams in an hallucinatory wonder that both shocks and surprises. Mature content and language. Dir. Robert Eggers, 2019, USA/CAN, 110 min. Tix: YAC Box Office + yukontickets.com YukonFilmSociety.com
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wanted to ski. My hope was to get to the Feather Peak area. I had not been there before, so it was on my bucket list. As we approached Log Cabin, the clear skies turned pink with orange hues. The moon still in the middle of the sky was battling the sun. The blue darkness contrasted intensely until the moon drifted off over the mountains. The sun still laid behind. We arrived at the Feather Peak pullout, only metres from the White Pass summit. It was chilly, but no wind. It was strange. When ski touring near the Yukon, there’s usually at least one factor working against you. It’s sunny, but freezing cold, or it’s sunny but gusting winds, or it’s warm but foggy. It’s never just perfect. But that day was sunny and warm (-5C) with no winds and perfect snow conditions. I wasn’t sure if I was dreaming. As Bryan prepped the dogs with their booties, I prepped my skis. More vehicles pulled up for
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Exhibit runs until January 31, 2020 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
November 27, 2019
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Wellness LISTINGS Wed Nov 27 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Nov 27 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 momsto-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed Nov 27 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 Nov 27 Weight Watchers - Informal Meeting 5:30 PM Canada Games Centre All current and former members of Weight Watchers (WW) who want to continue supporting each other while following the WW program. Meet on the 2nd ﬂoor between the bleachers. 8673348033 Wed Nov 27 Beginner + Experience – Level 1 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, Pre-registration appreciated, drop-ins welcome. 393-4440 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Nov 27 YogaNidra for Seasonal Stress & Wellbeing 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective 75 minute Candlelight Yoga Nidra class to help ease stress, anxiety and depression this time of year. Admission by donation. Wed Nov 27 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 email@example.com Thu Nov 28 Evening Hatha Yoga 5:30 PM Grace Space Learn principles that will guide your asana practice and your daily mental health, email firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Nov 29 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri Nov 29 Fermented Foodies The Boreal “Culture Club” 5:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Come eat, share and chat about fermented foods! Email email@example.com for information. Fri Nov 29 Slow Flow Resto - All Levels 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery All Levels – Stretch, gentle ﬂow + restore. Pre-registration appreciated, Drop-ins welcome. Fri Nov 29 Being Human - 5Rhythms Workshop 7:00 PM Breath of Life Collective Use the 5Rhythms movement practice, group & partner exercises, loads of great music, and the group energy to navigate the dense terrain of being human.
Sun Dec 1 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 10:30 AM Biathlon Range Sun Dec 1 Insanity Live Sunday Class Drop-In 11:30 AM Peak Fitness Tailored to ALL ﬁtness levels. No matter what your ﬁtness level is, Coach Brittany will help you challenge yourself so you truly transform your body. Call/text 335-4281 for more info. Mon Dec 2 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. Mon Dec 2 FIT+ 20-20-20 6:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness 20 mins cardio, 20 mins strength and 20 mins core/ﬂexibility training. All Levels are welcome - Register online. 334-3479 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Dec 3 Kettlebell and Conditioning 12:15 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre 35 minutes long and will keep your heart rate up while building overall strength. Call 633-5245 or stop by the front desk to register. 633-5245 Tue Dec 3 Adult Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Tue Dec 3 Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club 7:00 PM Whitehorse Riﬂe Pistol Club For more information call 667-6907 Wed Dec 4 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 Dec 4 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range
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Tue Dec 3 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 Dec 3 10 Weeks of Self-Discovery Workshops 2:30 PM Second Opinions Society Free event. Call Cheryl at 667-2037 for more info. Tue Dec 3 Intermediate Yoga - Level 2 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery Explore Alignment and form in a wide range of familiar + new poses. Pre-registration appreciated and drop-ins welcome. 393-4440 wallymaltz@ mac.com Wed Dec 4 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Dec 4 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 momsto-be, nursing moms, new dads, expectant dads, wee babes, and family supports. Wed Dec 4 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 Dec 4 Weight Watchers - Informal Meeting 5:30 PM Canada Games Centre All current and former members of Weight Watchers (WW) who want to continue supporting each other while following the WW program. Meet on the 2nd ﬂoor between the bleachers. 8673348033 Wed Dec 4 Beginner + Experience – Level 1 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, Pre-registration appreciated, drop-ins welcome. 393-4440 firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Dec 4 Alternative Healers Meet and Greet 5:30 PM 7th Ray Studio A chance to meet other healers and bring our community closer together. Please register online. Wed Dec 4 YogaNidra for Seasonal Stress & Wellbeing 7:15 PM Breath of Life Collective 75 minute Candlelight Yoga Nidra class to help ease stress, anxiety and depression this time of year. Admission by donation. Wed Dec 4 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 email@example.com
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Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Wed Nov 27 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fri Nov 29 Thrift Shop 2:00 PM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Sat Nov 30 Atlin Christmas Craft Fair 11:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre To book a table call 250-651-7663, concession will be open. Sun Dec 1 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Sun Dec 1 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Wed Dec 4 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre
Mondays and Fridays Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tuesdays and Saturdays Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club
Wed Dec 4 Art Afternoons 1:00 PM Kluane First Nation Each event is free and all materials will be provided. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for participants. Call 841-4274 ext. 250 for more information.
Sun Dec 1 St. Saviours Church Service 11:00 AM St. Saviour’s Church 867-668-3129 Sun Dec 1 Carcross Christmas Market 11:00 AM Carcross Learning Centre Music, Dance, Food, Crafts and.Santa!!! Tue Dec 3 Women’s Group 7:00 PM Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
Thu Nov 21 Ear Worms by Patrick Lundeen KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Improvisation-based, sound-making sculptures are simultaneously humorous and abrasive. The works will create feelings that transcends the cheap materials that are used in their construction. Wed Nov 27 Active Aging 55+ 10:00 AM Minto Park Improve movement patterns for everyday activities. Register at the Rec Centre Ofﬁce. Wed Nov 27 Learn to Skate - Grades 2-5 2:00 PM Dawson City Arena Learn and improve on ﬁgure skating. Call 993-7400 Ext 299 for more information. Wed Nov 27 Zumba 5:15 PM Robert Service School For more information contact the recreation department email@example.com, 993-7400 ext.299 Wed Nov 27 Linocut Holiday Card Making Workshop - For Children 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture All materials are provided and no experience is necessary. Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling KIAC at 993-5005, emailing kiac@ kiac.ca, or coming by in person. Thu Nov 28 Zumba Light 5:30 PM Minto Park Calorie burning dance ﬁtness but lower intensity. Register at the Recreation Ofﬁce or call 993-7400 ext 299 Thu Nov 28 Introduction to Sewing 6:00 PM Yukon College Dawson Campus For students with little to no sewing experience. Learn how to choose fabric and operate a sewing machine. Call 993-8800 for more info or to register. Thu Nov 28 Adult Soccer 8:00 PM Robert Service School For more information contact the recreation department firstname.lastname@example.org, 993-7400 ext.299 Fri Nov 29 Commercial Curling Bonspiel Dawson City Curling Club Sign up at the club or via email@example.com Fri Nov 29 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Nov 29 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri Nov 29 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri Nov 29 Woah Bear in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Nov 29 Youth Centre Open Gym 7:30 PM Robert Service School For more information contact the recreation department firstname.lastname@example.org, 993-7400 ext.299 Sat Nov 30 Open Studio/Saturday Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A communal afternoon time to work on personal projects. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. All ages welcome, Sat Nov 30 Medieval Knights 2:00 PM Minto Park For more information contact the recreation department email@example.com, 993-7400 ext.299 Sat Nov 30 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat Nov 30 Women’s Volleyball 4:00 PM Robert Service School For more information contact the recreation department firstname.lastname@example.org, 993-7400 ext.299 Sat Nov 30 Youth Centre Open Gym 6:15 PM Robert Service School For more information contact the recreation department email@example.com, 993-7400 ext.299
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Wed Nov 27 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Thu Nov 28 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Thu Nov 28 Environment Club 3:45 PM Del Van Gorder School Fri Nov 29 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sun Dec 1 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sun Dec 1 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue Dec 3 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided
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Wed Nov 27 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Nov 27 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Thu Nov 28 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu Nov 28 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Nov 28 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thu Nov 28 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu Nov 28 Drop In Hockey 7:30 PM Bill Brewster Arena Fri Nov 29 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Sat Nov 30 Beginner Public Skate 10:00 AM Bill Brewster Arena No sticks, no pucks, bring your little ones or just come practice your skills. Sat Nov 30 Public Skate 12:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Mon 3-4:30 pm, Wed/Thurs 3:15-4:30 pm, Fri 3-6 pm, Sun Dec 1 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Service - Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943 Sun Dec 1 Drop In Curling 1:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Contact Tralee MacDonald (Healthy living Coordinator) for more information. Sun Dec 1 Public Skate 5:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Mon 3-4:30 pm, Wed/Thurs 3:15-4:30 pm, Fri 3-6 pm, Mon Dec 2 Drop In Hockey 7:30 PM Bill Brewster Arena Tue Dec 3 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Dec 3 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall
Fri Nov 29 Lorne Mountain Ski Club 4:30 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Each session will include group activities, games and trail skiing, Call 667-7083 for more information. Fri Nov 29 Youth Hockey Night 6:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Pizza will be provided, Open to all youth. Everybody welcome! Just drop in. For more info call 667-7083 Sun Dec 1 Country Christmas Craft Fair 12:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre From silversmith to pottery, chocolates to socks, woodwork to morels and more! Hot drinks and homemade treats at our Cranberry Cafe Soups and treats. For more info call 667-7083 Mon Dec 2 Creative Dance Classes 5:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For ages 4-7, Drop in - Free Mon Dec 2 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 6677083 or Email email@example.com Tue Dec 3 Seniors Winter Wellness Cafe 1:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre With Bianka Walcher, free event, just drop in!
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Wed Nov 27 Parent & Toddler Playgroup 10:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Run, skip, jump, play and socialize with other children and parents. Fri Nov 29 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sat Nov 30 W.I.G.S Annual Christmas Bazaar 1:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and support local! To rent a table and sell your goods call 996-2924 for more info. Sun Dec 1 Parent & Toddler Playgroup 10:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Run, skip, jump, play and socialize with other children and parents. Sun Dec 1 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Mon Dec 2 Acts Review Public Open House 4:30 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Discuss proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act. Mon Dec 2 Modernization of the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and
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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 907983-2679 for more info. Wed Nov 27 SpinFlex 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed Nov 27 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Nov 27 Brown Bag Lunch Series - Behavioral & Emotional Health Topics 12:00 PM Dahl Memorial Clinic Bring your lunch, and join John Hischer, LCSW every other Wednesday, topics being presented are: Anger Management, Sexual Assault & Harassment Prevention. Wed Nov 27 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 rhythm to burn fat. Wed Nov 27 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu Nov 28 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu Nov 28 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu Nov 28 5k Turkey Trot The Station Bar & Grill For more information and to register head to the Station. (907) 983-2200 Thu Nov 28 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 Nov 28 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat Nov 30 Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Sat Nov 30 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sun Dec 1 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sun Dec 1 Myofascial Release 4:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Space Limited to 10 Participants Please sign up at the front desk. Mon Dec 2 SpinFlex 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon Dec 2 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Dec 2 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 Dec 2 Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Dec 2 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 Dec 3 Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue Dec 3 Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue Dec 3 Hatha Flow w. Foam Roller & Pinky Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue Dec 3 Hatha Yoga with Foam Rollers & Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Dec 3 Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre
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n Alberta couple’s dream retirement trip through Yukon and Alaska this past summer turned into a community search and rescue mission. Cindy and Grant Reekie didn’t get past their first major destination point of Skagway before losing their dog, Jessy, on the Dewey Lake hiking trail. Normally kept on leash, Jessy was enjoying a rare moment of freedom when a shrill train whistle spooked her off trail. That was June 13. Her owners would not see her again for almost three months! After searching to no avail that fateful June day, Cindy and Grant returned to the Pullen Creek RV Park where they had planned to stay for just a couple nights. The managers, Cori and Mandy, made a decision that catapulted the community into action. They posted the missing dog information to the best networking tool in any small Northern town: their buy and sell Facebook page, the Skagway Swap. The response was immediate and overwhelming. “I just couldn’t keep up with all the posts and Facebook messages,” said Grant. Everyone, from individual citizens to the Parks Service, began mobilizing to find Jessy or to offer the Reekie’s assistance in doing so. “It was extraordinary!” said Cindy. “We’ve never experienced anything like that in our lives, and we come from a smaller community near Edmonton (Beaumont) that is very close-knit, but the Skagway community! Well, we made some very close friends that felt like family by the time we left there because they embraced us like family!” Though it was the height of tourist season and the RV park was booked solid, Grant recalls that their hosts reassured them, saying “don’t worry, we’ll find space for you. Stay as long as
you need to.” The Reekies quickly fell into a rhythm of searching for Jessy for seven to eight hours each day, repeatedly hiking the Dewey Lake trail system. Tired, they would return to their trailer to find treats and notes left by Cori and Mandy. Their moral support, and that of numerous others, kept the Alberta couple afloat and still warms their hearts all these months later. At the suggestion of several locals, the town offered the Reekies special permission to camp on the trail system and organized the necessary permits. Though avid backpackers, the couple were on a road trip and didn’t have any supplies with them. Skagway residents quickly organized and mobilized everything they would need, from a tent to cooking gear, dropping it all off right at their trailer. The Reekies, and all of Skagway it seems, searched relentlessly for Jessy for about 10 days. Mentally and physically fatigued, Grant and Cindy decided to “take a break from it” and go to Whitehorse for few days. Only a two-hour drive, they figured they could return quickly if they heard any news. Though they originally had grand plans to travel as far north as Dawson City and through interior Alaska, they had now spent much of their timeline in Skagway. They loved their short stay in Whitehorse, even canoeing a section of the Yukon River, before finally getting back on the road to start the drive home to Alberta, with Jessy noticeably absent. They got as far as Ft. Nelson when the Skagway police called to report that a tugboat worker had spotted Jessy from the water! “So we just turned around and drove back to Skagway. It was almost 1,000 kilometres … It took us two days to get there,” recalled Grant.
Jessy is a large mixed-breed dog who the Reekie’s adopted and quickly grew to adore and take everywhere. “She became like our child!” says Cindy. Kevin Murphy, the tugboat worker, was waiting with his own skiff ready to go! He had a cooler full of snacks and water, binos and a full tank. After endless generosity from the town, Grant and Cindy were not surprised when he said “we can look for as long as you want” and proceeded slowly up and down the coastline. It was the end of June and the couple resumed their now-familiar routine of searching daily by foot. They stayed in town until July 3, when they once again headed back home empty-handed. This time there was no phone call at the midway point and they had to accept that Jessy might never come home. But even with the Reekies gone, Skagway kept hope and kept Jessy top of mind. After the entire town had rallied behind the search, it was the mayor himself, Andrew Cremata, who spotted Jesse down at the docks on August 29. Seventy-eight days since her disappearance and massive efforts to find her, a thin and skittish Jessy waltzed up to a cruise ship of her own accord. At the time, Cremata was across the road, far out of reach. This wasn’t the first time locals had seen Jessy from a distance since her disappearance. Could it finally be the day she would be captured and brought to safety? TO BE CONTINUED… See Dec. Pawsitive Tails
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noted that there’s a million ways to skin a cat. There’s a million ways to go up a mountain. We continued on and the snow had changed slightly. It was more windblown and loaded. A small natural avalanche was nearby a small steep section we went up. We kept going and eventually we were only a couple hundred metres from the summit. We were surprised how quickly and far we went and how good the conditions were. We peered at the summit and debated if we wanted to go to the top. It looked wind-scoured and would require boot packing. As we contemplated the summit, we went a bit further and noticed that the new snow was on sheet ice. We opted to ski from where we were back down to the parking lot. The snow was fantastic and the views were some of the most spectacular you could ever hope to see skiing. As we whooped and yelled for how good the snow conditions were, the dogs enjoyed it even more. The dusk started to settle on the mountains, with orange and pink appearing as the sun crept west.
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other ski touring groups. We went over the route we were planning to take, looking at the mountain, identifying different features that would help us stay on track. The snow conditions would determine where we went. We didn’t have huge plans, just to enjoy the beautiful day and hopefully get some good skiing in. Once our ski skins were on and our transceivers were on and checked, we were ready to go. The ﬁrst part of the day was immediately down from the road about 30 metres. This was tricky to navigate. Ski touring skis mean you’re not clipped in to go down, but rather clipped to go up. So our
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Travis Friesen, Skills Yukon alumni, volunteer and board member 30 Sheet Metal Worker Hvactech Systems Inc. PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography
What motivated you to get into this career? I was looking for a change in my career and saw an ad for sheet metal. It peaked my interest and the rest is history! Was there someone who got you excited about this path? There was no speciﬁc person that got me started on this career path. I did have some friends in trades already and they thought it may be a good ﬁt for me. Since I’ve started with Hvactech Systems I have had the opportunity to work with an awesome crew of people and continually get excited about upcoming projects and custom pieces. What was it like to go to post-secondary school and work at the same time? Going to post-secondary school and work at the same time was awesome! It is all hands-on with great instructors that want to see you do well in the ﬁeld because that’s also where they come from. What is the best part of being in your trade?
I would say the best part of being in my trade is that if you can imagine something you can build it. There are so many opportunities to grow in this ﬁeld any many other trades! What does a regular day look like for you in your job? A regular day for me is going to a construction site and measuring up all of the different ﬁttings that need to be built. I will then go back to our metal fabricating shop, build said ﬁttings and then install them back on the construction site. Occasionally I get the opportunities to build custom work for customers. If you met someone who was looking at getting a job in the trades, what piece of advice would you give them? What I would say to someone getting into trades would be keep an open mind. Don’t commit to one trade right off the get go as there are so many different opportunities. I lucked out and love what I do, others may not be as lucky and it is a commitment once
you get into the trade you choose. There are some great programs in the Yukon that allow you to try a trade and talk with people who have experience. How has your trade made your life better, if it has? My trade has helped me to realize how creative I can be. I love creating custom pieces and artwork from metal. I’ve made everything from a sofa to a bbq, a model train at one of the National Skills Canada competitions, and even copper roses to use as boutonnieres for my wedding last summer! I also joined Skills Canada Yukon as a board member this year and am looking forward to the exciting opportunities ahead! It’s been really fun acting as a mentor for the youth that are competing now. What is the most interesting thing/project you have worked on? I would have to say my ﬁnal year project when I was attending NAIT for my Red Seal ticket. We were tasked with creating and
Travis Friesen’s trade has led to building custom art out of metal such as fire pits or models
designing our own projects. They had to meet certain criteria such as welding, custom fab and use of speciﬁc tools in the shop but other than that we had total freedom, the projects ranged from fooseball tables to BBQs, and ﬁre pits. I wanted to make a model as I had to drive mine back to the Yukon and not just down the road in Edmonton. I designed and built a cold rolled steel model tractor and trailer which I was extremely happy with.
PHOTOS: courtesy of Skills Canada Yukon
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November 27, 2019
SKAGWAY Yuletide 2019 Photo: Leigh Armstrong
Yukoners Are Always Welcome!
November 23 - December 24 ALL DAY
Shop in Skagway
Support Skagway businesses this holiday season! Contact the Skagway Chamber of Commerce!
November 25 - December 14 10 AM-5 PM
Klothes Rush Gingerbread House Contest Display Kone Kompany. 499 Broadway Bring in your creation after November 25. Display & voting runs December 6-14.
Grizzly’s General Coloring Contest Display Grizzly’s General RadioShack. 353 5th Avenue Bring in your creation after November 25. Display & voting runs December 6-14.
December 1 or December 2 3-6 PM
Clay Ornament Workshop Donna Griffard Studio. 6th & Alaska $8 each or 3 for $20. Choose from 25 different shapes & paint with colorful glazes! Kids welcome with supervisors. Projects take from 5 minutes to an hour depending on level of detail. No reservations required. Large group reservations & sessions available by calling (907) 983-3222.
Come see a festive display of quilts and ﬁber arts presented by the Skagway Quilt Group. 3-4 PM
Holiday Toy Swap
Skagway Public Library. 769 State St Save $$$ and give toys another life! Bring up to 5 gently used toys to trade! NOTE: No drop-offs or left toys at event end. 3-6 PM
Clay Ornament Workshop
Donna Griffard Studio. 6th & Alaska Choose from 25 different shapes & paint with colorful glazes! $8 each or 3 for $20. Kids welcome with supervisors.
December 9 3-6 PM
Clay Ornament Workshop Donna Griffard Studio. 6th & Alaska Choose from 25 different shapes & paint with colorful glazes! $8 each or 3 for $20. Kids welcome with supervisors.
December 11 6-7 PM
Skagway’s Winter Birds Skagway Traditional Council. 11th & Broadway Learn how to identify by sight & sound the birds that overwinter in Skagway. All are welcome! 6:30-7:30 PM
Christmas Hymn Sing
Public Safety Facility Open House Public Safety Facility. 308 17th Avenue Come have snacks with the emergency responders & tour the station before the tree lighting. (907) 983-3222. 5:30 PM
Yuletide Tree Lighting
NPS Park. 5th & Broadway Greet Santa as he arrives on the ﬁre truck to light the Yule Tree! 6-8 PM
Family Photos with Santa
White Pass & Yukon Route Train Depot. 2nd & Broadway Bring your holiday spirit & your own camera. Train Shoppe will be open during the event
December 7 10 AM
WP&YR Annual Santa Train White Pass & Yukon Route Train Depot. 2nd & Broadway Visit with Santa, then hop on the train for a free ride. 1:30-3:30 PM
Mid-Day Tunes with Juan Solo
Skagway Brewing Company. 250 4th Ave Family-friendly live music following the Santa Train. 1:30-4:30 PM
School Holiday Bazaar
Skagway School. 1563 Main St Take care of your holiday shopping while supporting local artists and non-proﬁt groups. 6 PM
Happy Endings Saloon. 4 & State Food, drinks, music and dancing! A community event not to miss! th
December 8 9 AM-2 PM
Annual Quilt & Fiber Arts Show White Pass & Yukon Route Train Depot. 2nd & Broadway
First Presbyterian Church. 475 Main St Sing your favorite Christmas hymns & get your voice tuned up for caroling the following week. Refreshments follow.
December 12 8-11:30 PM
Bad Hombres Holiday Show Happy Endings Saloon. 4th & State $8 entry. Rockin’& rollin’ blues revue with a little Mentalist Magic in the mix! Costume up!
Enjoy delicious desserts while learning about new & updated services like free movie streaming & learning platforms!
Yuletide Tea Chamber Open House Chamber of Commerce. 701 State St
Winter Wonderland Family Storytime Skagway Public Library. 769 State St Cozy up with winter stories, songs & family fun! 12-2 PM
Free Lunch on 5th
Duff ’s Backcountry Outfitters & Grizzly’s General RadioShack. 353 5th Ave Enjoy FREE lunch at 2 of Skagway’s favorite retail spots. Plenty of snacks to celebrate the season! 4-11:30 PM
Skagway Brewing Company. 250 4th Ave A holiday celebration with free festive photos, magic show & live music!
December 18 2-4 PM
Clinic Open House Dahl Memorial Clinic. 350 14th Ave
Stop in to warm up, have a bite to eat & chat with all our friendly staff. Facility tours are available. 6:30-8 PM
Christmas Caroling First Presbyterian Church. 475 Main St
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Come sing Christmas carols around Skagway and brighten the night and season for those you share with. Dress warm.
December 19 6:30 PM
Blue Christmas Service First Presbyterian Church. 475 Main St
A service of healing & hope for those who are hurting this time of year. Join us, not be merry, but to acknowledge that the world has changed & often in ways we wish it would not have.
December 20 8 PM
Yule Laugh out Loud Comedy Show Skagway Brewing Company. 250 4th Ave
Last Day for Shop in Skagway Holiday Shopping Christmas Eve Shop & Snack Duff ’s Backcountry Outfitters & Grizzly’s General RadioShack. 353 5th Ave Join us at our 2 stores for tons of tasty treats to eat. Plenty of snacks & sips for the whole family! 5:30-6:30 PM
Get them the Goods At Duffʻs this Christmas!
Candlelight Christmas Eve
First Presbyterian Church. 475 Main Street Service with song, readings, contemplation and concludes with “Silent Night” by candlelight. 7 PM
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Christmas Eve with Santa
Eagles Hall. 6th & Broadway Doll Rafﬂe & Shop in Skagway drawings held then Santa arrives with gifts for the kids!
December 26 12-5 PM
Holiday X-Country Ski in Dyea Alderworks Writers & Artist Retreat. Dyea Ski off those holiday calories! Bring food or cheer to share by the bonﬁre or ﬁreplace in our studio. Park in the lot before the West Creek bridge & walk or ski on (driveway left after bridge).
Brought to you by the Skagway Tourism Department & the businesses, organizations & people of Skagway, AK. For schedule updates & more information check out our Facebook Event page or visit skagway.com/events Photos: Leigh Armstrong, WP&YR
Join us for our Famous Lunch Event on December 14th Free Lunch from 12-2 pm.
Fresh made Kone Kompany Fudge & Roasted Nuts
Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying an afternoon of tea & treats.
10 AM-5 PM
Last minute participants meet at Glacial Coffeehouse on 3rd between 8-9 am to join the fun! 10:30-11:15 AM
We Have Gifts For Everyone On Your List
Yuletide Open House Skagway Public Library. 769 State St
Skagway Brewing Company. 250 4th Ave $25. In honor of Danica Taylor, all proceeds will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.
Christmas Bird Count Various locations in Skagway & Dyea
HOME ELECTRONICS TOYS-GADGETS HOLIDAY CANDY
Stop in for some holiday cheer & chat with our board members about SDC projects & offerings.
SDC Yuletide Open House Skagway Development Corporation. 9th & State
Enjoy some savory snacks while taking in the entries from our 2019 Photo & Video Contest. 7-9 PM
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 6:00AM - 4:00PM, SUNDAY: 7:00AM - 3:00PM
$5 suggested donation. Join us for a fun evening with these hilarious ladies, Mel and Meg! Closing night of 2019!
Yuletide Wine Tasting
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AB Hall Photo & Video Show AB Hall. 205 Broadway
Enjoy our homemade baked goods, organic espresso and coffee and fresh fruit smoothies. Come enjoy our breakfast and lunch menus and homemade soups.
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