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Hiking to Siberia

Curious tales of travel and travellers

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awrence Millman is a man of many talents. As an author, he has written 16 books, including Last Places, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, An Evening Among Headhunters, Lost in the Arctic and Hiking to Siberia. The latter is the main subject of this column and the source of most of the stories Millman read to an attentive audience at the Alchemy Café when he visited Dawson City last July. Millman reads well and inserts asides into his own essays. He is fascinated, not just by our North, but by any north, which means the stories in this book involve more than his Yukon journeys. By training Millman is a mycologist. He has studied fungi all over the world. His experience

with Yukon mushrooms dates from some of the big fires between Dawson and the burn just south of Braeburn, from a time when Shawn Ryan was better known as a mushroom-finder than as the goldfinder he has since become. Some of that tale is told in “Mush Rush.” One of the strangest of all Millman’s Yukon stories is that of the Russian woman whose Anglicized name was Lillian Alling. Fresh off the boat in New York, she set out to return to her native Siberia. Since Millman first tried to follow her, in the essay which gave this book its title, there have been other attempts, including magazine articles, a graphic novel and several full-length books. Alling lived in Dawson for a while before setting off to the Bering Sea in a

boat. While here, she worked at St. Paul’s hostel and at the original hospital. Another European who finally washed up in Dawson was the Czech storyteller Jan Welzl, whose fantastical adventures took place before the First World War in what he claimed were several Alaskan native villages. Welzl’s stories were printed by a couple of Czech reporters in a book called Thirty Years in the Golden North. It was a Book of the Month Club selection when the English translation appeared in 1932, but Welzl had sold his stories and got no royalties. When he decided to make his way back to where he had been happy, Dawson was as cont’d on page 3 ...

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It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World No one will pay your bills But they‛ll ask you for a dollar. No one will buy your food But they‛ll bum you for a dollar. No one will will pay your tax But they‛ll gyp you for a dollar. No one will pay your rent But they‛ll cheat you for a dollar.

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far as he got. There is an elaborately decorated grave in Dawson, a pilgrimage site for many eastern Europeans who hail from the former Austo-Hungarian Empire where Welzl was born. We’re not sure if it’s actually his, but it’s probably more credible than his stories. The rest of Millman’s collection doesn’t relate so strongly to the Klondike, but it’s great stuff. Millman has a mountain named after him outside Tasiilaq, in eastern Greenland. His work has appeared in Yukon News, Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, Atlantic Monthly, Sports Illustrated and many other publications. 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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We grew our hair long. We wore bell bottoms. We smoked dope. We rolled cigarettes. We drank with home brew. We shaved with scissors. We had lots of sex. We were unemployed. We lived in shacks. We were broke. We never followed “The Golden Rule”. We never went to church. We heard lots of cursing.

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Curious Tales are captured in the book Hiking to Siberia

Paul Rousseau past “old Growth” length winner in Strength and Style Competition PHOTO: Eric Pinkerton Photography

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rowing a beard that contends for the winning length in the “Old Growth” category of the Strength and Style competition takes years of preparation, literally. The current favourite to take home the prize is 77-year old Paul Rousseau, who placed second in 2014 and 2019, but has won all other competitions in between. Rousseau is also a bit of an enigmatic champion--never pre-registering for the event and appearing out of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) night each year to have his beard measured. In fact, YSR doesn’t even have his contact information, so tracking Rousseau down was a celebration of simpler Yukon times of communication. He’s notable at various cof-

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fee shops and pubs in downtown Whitehorse, so we got in touch via a message left for him, in old Yukon fashion, at the Gold Pan Saloon.

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Rousseau notes that both losses were due to quirks that affected his measurement. In 2014, he had his beard in a braid, which shortened the length and in 2019 the rules were adjusted. “Last year 2019, they changed the rules and went with width,” he said with a chuckle. “Everybody told me I got ripped off because old growth is supposed to be length.” Rousseau admits his facial hair growth was a mustache at 19-years

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old in 1959, inspired by Hollywood heartthrob Clark Gable. He grew a tiny mustache to be just like the movie star. He grew his first beard in 1971 while working on Baffin Island, but was forced to cut it off by his future mother-in-law, or she wouldn’t let him marry her daughter. His current beard began almost

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Be prepared for the armpit inspection and emcee since.” As one of the oldest events YSR puts on, that is popular every year, Hickman noted that it’s just a really fun event that encompsses the northern experience in the winter. “I think it captures the “cabin fever” aspect of living in the North in a fun way,” Hickman explained. “The things that people never talk about when winter hits--not shaving (whether that be legs, face, armpits, etc.) We’re also a crazy artistic community and the Tattoo night gives people the opportunity to show off their canvas and talk a bit about it. “My favorite part of the event is trying to deal with my own beard envy as I watch all of the magnificently grown facial hair parade across the stage.” Hickman also noted they’re bringing back the strength aspect

Yukon’s got Yukon’s talent! PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff 40 years later in Haines Junction, in 2012. And Rousseau has some tips for aspiring lengthy beard growers, sharing that you can’t just let it go. “You don’t want it to go past the belt,” he said. “It gets too brittle and gets caught in your zipper. My beard now is no longer than I was in 2015.” The event is organized and championed by current YSR presi-

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dent “Top Shelf” Tyson Hickman, who first got involved with the festival when his wife joined the YSR Can Can Line and he took up the emcee role for them. He was asked to fill in as emcee of the Strength and Style, and now is organizing. “I jumped in to MC it 3 years ago at the request of a board member and totally fell in love with the quirky craziness of the event,” he said. ”I’ve been the board champ

Are you the next Rendezvous headliner? by Anne Huang

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he 2020 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) Festival promises to be more inclusive than ever. The much-loved Superstar competition will be replaced by Hunt for a Headliner, presented by Yukon Energy. This event is open to all, including

to the competition this year, with planking and wall sits as it hasn’t had that component since armwrestling was dropped several years ago. Strength and Style is split over February 18 and 19, both the Town & Mountain (T&M) hotel from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Competitors can register for $10 per category ahead of time at yukonrendezvous.com, or in person. The T&M will be charging an entry fee at the door. And as too presumptive beard favourite Rousseau and his intention for that evening? There might be an opening for first prize contention in 2021. “I’ll go next month and, win or lose, I’ll go to my barber, who hasn’t seen me in many years and I will cut the beard,” Rousseau admitted. “I will have a mustache. (The beard) is starting to bother me and it’s to have a tie with the beard.” Danny is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon’s events scene. comedians, dancers, singers and anybody else with an entertaining skill! Not only will the winner walk in the footsteps of Rendezvous character favourite, Gillian Campbell, they will also win a two-year working contract with YSR worth $4,500, a $500 cash prize and a Yukon gift package! If you have a special talent, a love of performing and a big personality to match (and are over 19), you have until Jan. 31 to apply. Applications can be completed online at YukonRendezvous.com. Successful applicants will be notified on Feb. 10 to give them time to prepare for the big show on Feb. 19 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Each act will be judged on four criteria: 1) the performance

Strength and Style EVENTS February 18 Top ink and Plank Competition Best upper body ink Best Arm ink Best Leg ink Best Tattoo Story Plank competition

February 19 Hair and Wall Sit Hairiest Chest Best Beard (Old Growth) Best Beard (New Growth) Best mustache (Old Growth) Best Mustache (New growth) Hairiest Armpit Hairiest Leg Wall sit competition

should run for about five minutes 2) a persona presentation should introduce your character 3) an impromptu performance will be a surprise challenge revealed to both the audience and contestants during the show so they won’t get to prep for it and 4) an interview. Acts will be judged by industry professionals including Gillian Campbell herself. Start warming up those vocal cords, practice your pirouettes and dig out your best costumes–good luck! Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at YukonTickets.com and at the Yukon Arts Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a 7 p.m. start. Anne Huang is is a volunteer for Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Until Sat Feb 22 Cracks in the Soul By Gukki Nuka Yukon Arts Centre The exhibition features a series of self-portraits, in which the body is an object, a victim and a human being, presented in nightmarish landscapes of forest and ice. Until Sat Feb 22 Remote Sensibility VIII - The Ecology of Perception By Marten Berkman 12:00 AM Yukon Arts Centre A multimedia collaboration of other artists’ works which is shown in 3-D. Whitehorse Until Sat Feb 29 100 Sleepless Nights by Janet Patterson Arts Underground Made from discarded toilet paper rolls – personify the thoughts, worries, and fears that inhabit our brains and grow ever stronger during the night hours. Until Sat Feb 29 Civilisations fabriquées by Association franco-yukonnaise Arts Underground A collection of characters, artifacts, images, rituals and stories that represent societies, sometimes imagined out of thin air and sometimes drawn from international folklore. Whitehorse Until Sun Mar 1 Wild in the City by Linda Leon Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Wild in the City is a collection of animal themed paintings and drawings by artist, Linda Leon. Whitehorse Until Wed Apr 1 Natural Connections Yukon College View new Acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection Until Fri Apr 3 True North Strong and Free - Amber Church Hilltop Bistro Yukon College Features ten mixed media pieces made up of layered ink and watercolour works some augmented with polymer clay and resin to engage the viewer from different angles and to break through the natural barrier between the work and the outside world.

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Wed Feb 12 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Longtime Local jam night hosted by Peggy Hanifan Wed Feb 12 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 8:00 PM The Local Bar Dance, hip hop, top 40 and everything inbetween.. Wed Feb 12 Hillbilly Wednesday with Railroad Tye 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint A journey into the depths of folk/country/blues. Thu Feb 13 Joe Loutchan 7:00 PM 98 Hotel Thu Feb 13 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 8:00 PM The Local Bar Dance, hip hop, top 40 and everything inbetween.. Thu Feb 13 The Interstellar Blues Jam 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Listen and jam with local blues folk. Fri Feb 14 The Naysayers 9:00 PM The Local Bar Fri Feb 14 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat Feb 15 Paris Pick & Some Pricks 7:00 PM The Cut Off Restaurant An evening of warm original soul music provided by Paris Pick, Zacharie Pelland and Amber Palmer. Sat Feb 15 The Mozart Effect at Whiskey Jack’s 9:00 PM Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill The Mozart Effect is Hal Jordan, Delmar Washington and Mark Hoppe with the occasional surprise guest. We play original music and covers that have something for everyone. Sat Feb 15 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun Feb 16 Music to Warm the Heart and Soul 3:00 PM Riverdale Baptist Church Featuring amazing local music teachers as Danette Readman, Barry Kitchen, Katie Avery, Henry Klassen and many more! All ages fun for the whole family. Sun Feb 16 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Wed Feb 19 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Longtime Local jam night hosted by Peggy Hanifan Wed Feb 19 Drea Naysayer 7:00 PM MacBride Museum Wed Feb 19 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 8:00 PM The Local Bar Dance, hip hop, top 40 and everything inbetween.. Wed Feb 19 Hillbilly Wednesday with Railroad Tye 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint A journey into the depths of folk/country/blues.

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Tue Feb 4 - Sun Mar 1 Blind Date With A Book Whitehorse Public Library Pick out a “secret” book from our cart that intrigues you and opens your eyes to something new. Afterwards reading the book, fill in a comment card and put it in a ballot box for a prize. Wed Feb 12 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed Feb 12 Legion Texas Hold ‘Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Wed Feb 12 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Feb 12 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed Feb 12 The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine 8:00 PM The Guild Hall Ernest and Ernestine live in

a perfectly ordered world until cracks appear in the veneer. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Thu Feb 13 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 Feb 13 Chess Corner 6:30 PM Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone is welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu Feb 13 Legion Music Trivia Night 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Thu Feb 13 Uke On Ukulele Club! 7:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Thu Feb 13 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thu Feb 13 The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine 8:00 PM The Guild Hall Ernest and Ernestine live in a perfectly ordered world until cracks appear in the veneer. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Fri Feb 14 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 Feb 14 Stab a Heart Event 5:00 PM Baked Cafe A drop-in event, 20 minutes to make a heart. Fri Feb 14 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. Fri Feb 14 Valentines Painting in Pairs 6:00 PM Arts Underground You and your paint-mate will create a match-up set of landscapes. Appetizers and alcohol are included. To register, drop by Arts Underground or call reception at 667-4080. Fri Feb 14 Valentines Beer Pairing Dinner 7:00 PM Winterlong Brewing Co. A multi-course, set menu created by Michael Roberts and Tim Cameron. For reservations call 393-2223. Fri Feb 14 NYX Meet N Match 7:00 PM North of Ordinary Experience Center First ever speed dating event, offers a fun and unique evening out where singles connect face to face over cocktails and games. Email: NYXeliteevents@gmail.com for more info. Fri Feb 14 Valentine’s Day the Happy Vagina Way 7:00 PM Baked Cafe Night of anatomy colour by number, getting to know your lady bits, and talking confidence in the bedroom. Tickets include a glass of wine, can be purchased online. Fri Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Dance 7:00 PM Days Inn Whitehorse Tickets at the door, proceeds will go to CFAY & the youth attending Pinoys On Parliament in Ottawa. Fri Feb 14 7th Annual Rendezvous Pub Crawl 8:00 PM Yukon Inn Ticket includes a seat on the bus, special Pub Crawl swag and drink specials at each bar exclusive to the pub-crawlers! Tickets online or at the YSR office. Fri Feb 14 The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine 8:00 PM The Guild Hall Ernest and Ernestine live in a perfectly ordered world until cracks appear in the veneer. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Fri Feb 14 Sourdough Sam Events 8:00 PM The Local Bar Lip Sync, Talent-No Talent, Bare’n Boot, Queen of the Creeks, Dance Fever & Knighting, cover charge. Sat Feb 15 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat Feb 15 Rendezvous Shuffleboard Tournament 11:00 AM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Sign up sheet is in the Lounge. Call the Legion for more information 667-2800 Sat Feb 15 Whitehorse Yukon Community Thrift Store - Silent Auctions 12:00 PM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Silent Auctions for valuable, unusual and unique items. Bids taken Friday and Saturday at the store. Bidding Closes 2:00 PM Saturdays, each week. Sat Feb 15 Legion Crib 2:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members as well as signed in guests welcome! Come play crib. Registration closes at 2:25 pm 667-2802 Sat Feb 15 Graduation Regalia Making Program 4:00 PM Northern Cultural Expressions Society Materials and supplies, instruction, snacks and bus tickets. To register please call 633-4186 or email programcoord@ northernculture.org Sat Feb 15 Reconnecting through Storytelling Workshop 5:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Dän Tän Gà Dījäl workshop, as we explore stories of our ancestors. For more information call 403-679-9340 Sat Feb 15 Yukon Quest 2020 Finish & Awards Banquet 5:00 PM Coast High Country Inn An evening of entertainment including musher awards, silent auction, and more. Call 668-4711 or by email at yukonoperations@yukonquest.com for tickets. Sat Feb 15 Valentines Beer Pairing Dinner 7:00 PM Winterlong Brewing Co. A multi-course, set menu created by Michael Roberts and Tim Cameron. For reservations call 393-2223.

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Sat Feb 15 7th Annual Rendezvous Pub Crawl 8:00 PM Yukon Inn Ticket includes a seat on the bus, special Pub Crawl swag and drink specials at each bar exclusive to the pub-crawlers! Tickets online or at the YSR office. Sat Feb 15 The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine 8:00 PM The Guild Hall Ernest and Ernestine live in a perfectly ordered world until cracks appear in the veneer. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Sat Feb 15 Sourdough Sam Events 8:00 PM The Local Bar Lip Sync, Talent-No Talent, Bare’n Boot, Queen of the Creeks, Dance Fever & Knighting, cover charge. Sun Feb 16 Quest for the Crown: Tea & Social 2:00 PM Coast High Country Inn A lovely afternoon of traditional tea and delicious desserts with the Rendezvous Queens. Tickets online or at the door. Sun Feb 16 Rendezvous Cribbage Tournament 2:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Late arrivals will not be accommodated, call 667-2800 for more info. Sun Feb 16 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 PM Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun Feb 16 Sourdough Sam Events 8:00 PM The Local Bar Lip Sync, Talent-No Talent, Bare’n Boot, Queen of the Creeks, Dance Fever & Knighting, cover charge. Mon Feb 17 Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 AM Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-6686280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon Feb 17 Legion Scrabble Meet 1:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Mon Feb 17 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon Feb 17 Euchre Night 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! 667-2802 Mon Feb 17 2019 Annual Yukon Heritage Awards Ceremony 7:00 PM Yukon Archives Guest speaker Laura Millar will give a talk on the importance of archival records, including the challenges of preserving authentic records in the digital age. 867-667-4704 Mon Feb 17 Just For Laughs: Yukon Comedy Showcase 7:00 PM The Old Fire Hall Support this amazing opportunity for Yukon’s best comedians as they audition for the chance to be included in an upcoming Just For Laughs event! Tickets online. Mon Feb 17 Burlesque Class with Chérie Coquette 7:30 PM The Old Fire Hall Learn the classic art of the Burlesque. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. To register, email at cheriecoquettecabaret@ gmail.com Tue Feb 18 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Tue Feb 18 Shawn Farquhar Champion of Magic 6:00 PM Yukon Convention Centre Fascinating magic to Whitehorse to entertain you for one night only! Opening act is Whitehorse’s teenage magic sensation “Magic Ben”. Tickets online or at Sport Yukon. Tue Feb 18 10 Card Crib 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 For members or signed in guests. Have some fun on a Tuesday night and play 10 card crib! Tue Feb 18 Basic and Beginners Ukulele Group 7:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Tue Feb 18 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous: Strength and Style Contest! 7:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Help us find who has it going on in the North. Night one is all about tattoos and testing your strength with the Plank Contest! Register online, cover charge at the door. Wed Feb 19 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed Feb 19 Learn to Knit 6:00 PM Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Learn how to do the knit stitch, the purl stitch, casting on and binding off, and the basics of how to fix your mistakes. All supplies included. Please register in advance at Itsy-Bitsy Yarn Store Wed Feb 19 Legion Texas Hold ‘Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 667-2802 Wed Feb 19 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous: Hunt for a Headliner 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre See some of the best entertainers the territory has to offer as they compete to become the Rendezvous Headline character for the next 2 years. Tickets online or at the door. Wed Feb 19 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Feb 19 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous: Strength and Style Contest! 7:30 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Help us find who has it going on in the North. Night one is all about tattoos and testing your strength with the Plank Contest! Register online, cover charge at the door. Wed Feb 19 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

KIDS & FAMILIES Wed Feb 12 Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed Feb 12 Baby Chit Chat 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre Birth - 18 months, Relaxed parentbaby time with songs, rhymes & play along with discussion of parenting topics. Call 668-6535 for more info. Wed Feb 12 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 Feb 12 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Thu Feb 13 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Thu Feb 13 CGC Youth Rec Drop-in 7:00 PM Canada Games Centre Held in the Kids Club Room, Ages: 10 - 18, Snacks provided.Transportation available. Call 334-8718 or email courtney.terriah@ kdfn.net for more info. Fri Feb 14 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Fri Feb 14 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Discover the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool. Ages newborn - 5 yrs old. Call 322-5990 to register. Fri Feb 14 Fun with Felt 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre All ages, felt games, songs and stories. Call 668-6535 for more info. Fri Feb 14 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Fri Feb 14 After School Youth Recreation 3:15 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) A variety of games and activities both indoor and outdoor. Call 334-8728 for more info. Fri Feb 14 Standard Format - Magic: The Gathering 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Legal sets = Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, Core Set 2019, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance.Banned Cards = Rampaging Ferocidon Fri Feb 14 Meet the Mushers 7:00 PM Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre Free event, the public can meet the mushers and talk to them about the race. Bring something to have signed by your favorite musher, or purchase a race poster from our merchandise table. Fri Feb 14 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat Feb 15 Swim for Life 10:00 AM Canada Games Centre Indigenous youth ages 8-18 swim lessons, swim certifications & access to lifegaurd certification. Call 250-809-3272 for more info. Sat Feb 15 Choose Your Own Adventure 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre Choose from a variety of fun, interactive and family friendly play stations. Suitable for all ages. For more information call 668-8698 Sat Feb 15 Family Drop In 3:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Drop in for families and caregivers, call 668-4794 for more info. Sun Feb 16 Pioneer Format - Magic:The Gathering 1:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Weekly MTG Pioneer Format - Cards starting from Return to Ravnica forward - Banned Cards: Fetch Lands Sun Feb 16 Kids Kreate! 1:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A free art making class for kids average age 4-11! All kids must be accompanied by an adult, dress for a mess. Sun Feb 16 Messy Church 3:00 PM Christ Church Cathedral Christian fellowship and praise for all ages. Crafts, snacks and refreshments, songs and Celebration followed by a simple meal. Mon Feb 17 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Mon Feb 17 Baby Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 667-5239 for more information. Mon Feb 17 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Free play and fun childparent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Mon Feb 17 After School Youth Recreation 3:15 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) A variety of games and activities both indoor and outdoor. Call 334-8728 for more info. Mon Feb 17 Puppy Preschool Classes 6:30 PM Wise Canine Training 335-2919 Positive reinforcement training methods from Certified Dog Trainer, Michelle Wieser. Call for more info.

Tue Feb 18 Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Whistle Bend Place Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more information. Tue Feb 18 1,2,3 Craft with Me 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre All ages, Songs, stories and a different craft each week. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue Feb 18 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tue Feb 18 Youth Beading Circle 3:30 PM Nàkwät’à Kų̀ (KDFN’s potlatch house) Learn to bead, try a new style or pattern, free, snacks provided Call 334-8728 for more info. Tue Feb 18 Swim for Life 3:45 PM Canada Games Centre Indigenous youth ages 8-18 swim lessons, swim certifications & access to lifegaurd certification. ... see page Call 250-809-3272 for more info. Wed Feb 19 Toddler Story Time 10:30 AM Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed Feb 19 Baby Chit Chat 10:30 AM Family Literacy Centre Birth - 18 months, Relaxed parentbaby time with songs, rhymes & play along with discussion of parenting topics. Call 668-6535 for more info. Wed Feb 19 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 Feb 19 Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 PM Family Literacy Centre Free play and fun child-parent activities, including puzzles, crafts, play dough, painting and more. Call 668-8698 for more details.

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Tue Feb 11 Fly Tying Fundamentals 7:00 PM Westmark Whitehorse This 5-week series covers the fundamentals of tying your own flies. Participants will need to bring their own supplies. Register online. 334-3661 Wed Feb 12 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Wed Feb 12 Communication Skills after Separation or Divorce 5:30 PM Yukon Inn Understand the impact of conflict on children, To register call 667-3066 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca Wed Feb 12 Meet Your Maker 5:30 PM Northlight Innovation A winter gathering of Yukon food businesses, farmers and chefs. Register online. Thu Feb 13 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice speaking, receive feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu Feb 13 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 PM Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Sat Feb 15 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 AM A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Sat Feb 15 PFLAG Meeting 7:00 PM Yukon College Support for those struggling with sexual orientation and gender identity in themselves or someone they know. Everyone welcome Mon Feb 17 Shine a Light on Dementia 6:00 PM Whistle Bend Place 6 week program, specifically designed for family caregivers on Dementia care and how to work with their loved ones diagnosed with the disease. For more info or to register call 456-8590 Tue Feb 18 Green Drinks! 5:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Everyone is welcome! Network with a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government, consultants, business, and more! Tue Feb 18 Weight Watchers (Unofficial Meeting) 5:30 PM Canada Games Centre Informal gathering of people following the Weight Watchers (WW) online program for discussion and support in real life. All are welcome. Tue Feb 18 It’s My Party - Creative Workshop - For Women over 40 6:00 PM Yukon Herbal and Natural Health Centre Explore the experience of women in their 40’s in 17 countries on three continents. Q & A follows the performance. Register online or via email motherdrift@hotmail.com. Wed Feb 19 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy

INGREDIENTS

Eggy bacon rice wrap

❑ 4 strips bacon jalapeno, seeded ❑ 1and chopped

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❑ 1 Tablespoon butter ❑ 4 flour tortillas

PHOTOS: Sydney Keddy

ggs cooked two ways folded into gooey cheesy rice studded with soft onions and jalapenos then folded into a toasted flour tortilla. It’s a bit labor-intensive for a busy weekday morning, but these wraps make an ideal late breakfast on a lazy weekend. Serves 4

❑ 1 onion, chopped ❑ 1/2 Cup cooked rice ❑ 6 eggs, divided ❑ 2/3 Cup cheese and pepper to ❑ Salt taste

Cheese and jalapenos

Chopped onions and jalapenos

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Add the bacon to the rice mixture

Top with a runny fried egg

METHOD Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat, remove the bacon from the pan, drain on paper towels and pour out all but 1 Tablespoon of bacon fat. Return the pan to the heat and add jalapeno and onion, cook until soft - about 6 minutes - then add cooked rice. Beat two eggs then add the beaten eggs and half the cheese to the rice, cook until the eggs are set then season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

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Place a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, break the eggs into the pan and cook until the whites are set and the yolks are runny. Remove from heat.

Heat a large skillet over high heat, place a tortilla in the skillet and sprinkle with 1/4 of remaining cheese, and top with 1/4 of rice mixture then one fried egg. Cook until tortilla

is crisp and cheese is melted (about 3 minutes). Carefully slice tortilla onto a plate and fold tortilla around filling. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.

Fold and serve

Sydney Keddy is a recipe developer who lives in Whitehorse. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, Seriouseats.com, as well as other publications.

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Step Outside with Larry Leigh

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nyone who says they can’t make bannock hasn’t really tried. It’s super simple. Everyone has the ingredients in their pantry and should make a point to have those same ingredients in a mouse–proof container in the camping box, or at the cabin. Depending on your preference, there are a number of ways to make it.

Dumplings Same prep as above, but spoon the dough on top of your almostready stew, or chili and put the lid back on for about 15 minutes. Check them for doneness if this is a first time for you. This is a special treat at moose camp, or elsewhere on the land.

Bannock by the loaf 6 cups flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 3 teaspoons salt ½ cup white sugar 4 cups water 2 eggs

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 retired hunter education coordinator for the Government of Yukon.

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All it takes is two cups of flour, less than a tsp of salt and about a tsp of baking powder. Mix in water slowly until you have a pasty (not gooey) ball of dough. This is bannock as plain as you can get. Use multiples of the ingredients to make a bigger batch. Use a large serving spoon to scoop out individual gobs and drop them into a centimetre of hot cooking oil in any pan. Lard if great because it cooks at a higher temperature, but any cooking oil works. Dip the spoon in the oil to keep it from sticking to the pieces as you flatten them, or move them away from others—they are harder to turn over and/or the oil splashes if they are connected to others in the pan. Take a few peeks at the bottom side. When brown, carefully (to avoid a hot oil splash) turn them over. I turn them as many times as is necessary to make sure they are done and not burned. Remove them and let

Mix it all together to make a dough and spoon into a greased bread pan. Bake at 350 for 1 ¾ hours. Be aware that ovens vary in temperature, so yours might be 10 minutes more or less. Additions here an include raisins, dried blueberries, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, garlic, etc. I pour the pan half full and then coat the top with brown sugar. After filling the pan with the remaining dough, I sprinkle more brown sugar on top of the full pan. Feel free to make changes to suit your tastes. You won’t find anything much simpler to make!

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them cool somewhat before serving. At home the cooling can be done on a paper towel. At camp, you can use a log or a rock. Of course, any bannock can include additions such as raisins, currants, dried fruit, fresh fruit, chopped onions, cheese, or bacon. If not gooey, this dough can be wrapped around a stick and cooked over a campfire.

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PHOTOS: courtesy of Government of Yukon

Here come the mushers

Yukon Quest Thousand Mile International Sled Dog Race, on King Solomon’s Dome south of Dawson City

The Yukon Quest takes over Whitehorse the week of Feb. 9 by Amber Church

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he Yukon Quest has been described as the hardest sled dog race in the world. Mushers and their teams of up to 14 canine athletes travel 1,000 miles of wild and difficult terrain between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Whitehorse, Yukon. And they do it in some of the coldest and most unpredictable weather conditions.

Luckily the Yukon Quest organizers have created a series of events so the public can get involved with this iconic event without the risk of frostbite or sleep deprivation. The public can enjoy dogsledding rides on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shipyards Park. Muktuk Adventures and Sky High Wilderness Ranch are offering free rides throughout the day. Quest Fest takes place at the Frank Slim Building at Shipyards Park from Monday, Feb. 10 to Friday, Feb. 14. A full slate of events will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday). “Fans of the race can come by

and enjoy everything from free dogsledding rides, kids’ arts and crafts, and films, to presentations from Yukon Quest veterans and more,” said Shayna Hammer, executive director of the Yukon Quest. “These events are all free and great for all ages.” Quest Fest is followed by the Meet the Mushers event on Feb. 14 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Mount McIntyre. “All ages are welcome to come and meet the 2020 mushers,” said Hammer. “They can purchase a 2020 poster and get it signed by their favourite musher, or all of the ones in attendance. Enjoy the camaraderie that mushers bring to this post-race soiree. Yukon Quest merchandise will be available for sale and there will be a cash bar with light refreshments available.” For those who want to see some of the race action, the finish line is located in Shipyards Park. “Based on previous stats, we expect the first team to arrive in Whitehorse on Monday, Feb. 10 in the afternoon,” said Hammer. “The best way to keep updated on when teams are expected in is to

keep an eye on the tracker on our website (YukonQuest.com), or to follow along on Facebook or Twit-

ter as we post live updates. We will capture each team’s finish through Facebook Live and photos as well.” The 2020 Yukon Quest wraps up at the Finish and Awards Banquet. This ticketed event takes place at the Yukon Convention Centre on Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There, mushers take the stage in the order they crossed the finish line and share stories about the race experience. Some mushers receive awards based on their performance. These include the Veterinarians’ Choice Award, Dawson Award, Rookie of the Year Award, Challenge of the North Award, Sportsmanship Award, Red Lantern Award, Golden Harness Award and the award for the Champion. Tickets are $90. They are available through the Yukon office in the White Pass building, by phone at (867) 668-4711, or by email at yukonoperations@yukonquest. com.

Amber Church is generally enthusiastic about everything but she spends most of her time creating in an art studio and chasing a child and dog through the wilderness.

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HERITAGE Conversations

Deep roots— Colleen James looks to the land for sustenance, guidance and solace by Leighann Chalykoff

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er name is Wolf Mother, Ghoóch Tlâ in Tlingit, and Colleen James in English. When James looks at the mountains around Carcross she sees the place where she picked berries with her grandmother as a child; the place that shows her what the weather will bring; and the place that guides her decision-making. “My old people say that mountain will tell you what the weather is going to do,” she said, point-

ing to the peak they call Gopher Mountain. “They would watch the water and it would tell them; the birds would tell them; the fire would tell them. There was a universal language. “So, my life story with that mountain has evolved as I grow and I’m sure it’ll evolve more.” James grew up in Cowley, about halfway between Whitehorse and Carcross. Her mother was Tlingit and her father was English. “Life was pretty good. My parents and grandparents took good care of me, but my mother attended mission school and so my path was a lot more challenging because of that.” James said she was “at-risk” as a teenager. She had her first child at a young age. Having to care for her daughter helped to ground her and steer her away from risky behaviour. It was then that she found her culture. “I’m very blessed that my grandmother didn’t go to residential school,” she said. “She was my rock and taught me everything she could about the culture, the language, and our ways of knowing and being on this land. She was at the tail-end of the really old people, so I got to hear those stories that my old people say.” James stopped drinking before she was 18 because she found something better. She immersed herself in her culture by learning about the stories, the language and the ceremonies. “I remember my grandmother would take me on the yearly round, meaning that we followed the berries, followed the birds, followed the fish, followed the animals, followed the plants that

Colleen James tanning a moose hide during an educational camp, May 2019

PHOTO: Leighann Chalykoff were in season,” said James. “We are part of the land and part of the water, so our roots are embedded here and they grow out.” Throughout her life, her traditional territory has been a place of solace and a place to go for guidance. When Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN) voted against its initial land claim agreement, James went to the water for help. “I was told to go to the river, the lake, and to cry in it. Let your tears go into it. It will work with you. So, on the day of voting, I went across the river to my old town site and I went down to the water and I prayed. I said, ‘we’re afraid, we’re scared, we don’t know what’s coming and we’re not sure it’s the right deal. Help us.’ And the answer was no, so the vote was no.” Though the answer was no at that time, C/TFN did eventually

Colleen James at Conrad, April 2015

settle its final land claim agreements. The First Nation became self-governing in 2006. This strong connection to the land runs in James’ family. For example, her uncle was part of the delegation that brought “Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow” to Ottawa in 1973. It was the landmark document that would lay the foundation for Yukon First Nation land claims. “He told me that when they accepted the document, when it was going to go, the building just shook—it was a clap of thunder and lightning right above them,” she said. “He said every hair on his body stood up because he knew it was Yukon spirits of the land and the water acknowledging what those people were trying to do in Ottawa.” Today, James spends her time caring for her family, volunteering in the community and working for her First Nation. She focuses on ensuring the land and the water are preserved for future generations through her work on various boards and committees.

Among other roles, she works as a representative on the Steering Committee for Conrad Historic Site, located on the west side of Windy Arm, 16 kilometres from Carcross. Conrad was a traditional fishing, hunting and camping site used by the Tagish Kwan and Tlingit people. It also became a shortlived mining town in the early 1900s, and remnants of its mining history (buildings and equipment) can still be seen in the area today. C/TFN’s final agreement states that Conrad be established as a historic site that’s co-owned and co-managed by the First Nation and the Government of Yukon. “Through involvement on the committee I’ve learned a lot more about the Conrad Historic Site, both its pre-contact history and its mining history,” said James. “My knowledge of the culture and the land use of the area has grown and I want to see the co-management be successful and celebrate the history of both cultures that have used the site and will continue to use it into the future.” James is also involved in a C/ TFN project to revitalize the Tlingit and Tagish languages by remembering and using Tlingit and Tagish place names. “The more we revitalize our language, we discover knowledge that’s been there for a long time,” she said. This work is important to her. It’s the land and the culture that she promotes for her family and community. “Imagine a world where people feel like there’s enough. That they’re good enough, that they’re smart enough, that they’re beautiful enough,” she said. “If we feel like we’re part of the land and a part of the water, we might treat nature more kindly.” Heritage Conversations columnist Leighann Chalykoff is a Yukon writer chronicling projects and people preserving Yukon’s history. This column is sponsored by Government of Yukon, Historic Sites unit.

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Tuesdays & Thursdays Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed Jan 8 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fridays Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 PM Del Van Gorder School Sundays Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 AM Church of Apostles Sundays Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 AM Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442

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Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: MonWed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:30-4:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Mondays Mother Goose Stories and Songs 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@ gmail.com Mondays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays Adults Jujutsu 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesdays Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesdays Women’s Fellowship 3:00 PM Haines Senior Center Wednesdays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wednesday Podcast Club 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wednesday Sword Class 6:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesday Open Mic Nite 10:00 PM Pioneer Bar Thursdays Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Thursdays Starvin’ Marvin Gardenin’ 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 AM Haines Borough Swimming Pool Fridays Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fridays Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Fridays American Legion Burger Night 6:00 PM American Legion Saturdays Tai Chi 11:00 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Sundays Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sundays Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Thu Feb 13 Technology Thursdays 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Feb 13 Comics 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Feb 14 Story Time 12:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library fohbpl@gmail.com Fri Feb 14 Cross-country skiing/Snowshoeing 1:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Mon Feb 17 Yoga Introductory Series 5:30 PM Chilkat Center For The Arts Learn the basics, cultivate self practice, improve strength, flexibility and mental clarity. Call 928-278-2326 for more info. Tue Feb 18 Construction Challenges 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Feb 19 Library Advisory Board Meeting 5:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Feb 19 Learn How To...Cook with Travis Kukull 6:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library

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Thursdays Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Mondays and Thursdays Drop In Hockey 7:30 PM Bill Brewster Arena Saturdays Beginner Public Skate 10:00 AM Bill Brewster Arena No sticks, no pucks, bring your little ones or just come practice your skills. Fridays Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Saturdays Public Skate 12:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Mon 3-4:30 pm, Wed/Thurs 3:15-4:30 pm, Fri 3-6 pm,

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Sundays Public Skate 5:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena Mon 3-4:30 pm, Wed/Thurs 3:15-4:30 pm, Fri 3-6 pm, Wednesdays 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 Feb 12 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Feb 12 Vision Boards - Evenings with Ruth 6:30 PM Natsekhi Ku - Healing House Just bring yourself, as supplies are provided. Thu Feb 13 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu Feb 13 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Feb 13 Vision Boards - Evenings with Ruth 6:30 PM Natsekhi Ku - Healing House Just bring yourself, as supplies are provided. Thu Feb 13 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Feb 14 La Belle Vie en Hiver 7:30 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sample a curated selection of wines, cheeses and artisan breads while listening to live music. Email hainesjunctionjam@gmail.com for tickets. Sat Feb 15 Public Skate 12:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena 12 Noon Saturdays, 5: 00 pm Sundays Sun Feb 16 Public Skate 5:00 PM Bill Brewster Arena 12 Noon Saturdays, 5: 00 pm Sundays Tue Feb 18 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Feb 18 Vision Boards - Evenings with Ruth 6:30 PM Natsekhi Ku - Healing House Just bring yourself, as supplies are provided. Tue Feb 18 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed Feb 19 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Feb 19 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

LORNE MOUNTAIN

Ongoing LMCC Ice Rink - Night Skating Lorne Mountain Community Centre Flood lights are available between 4 pm and 11: 30 daily. Shared community rink. Mondays Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net Fridays 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. Sat Feb 15 2020 Lorne Mountain Classic Ski Race 12:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Register by calling 667-7083 or Email lmca@ northwestel.net Tue Feb 18 Seniors Winter Wellness Cafe 1:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre With Bianka Walcher, free event, just drop in!

MARSH LAKE

Tuesdays North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tuesdays Yoga with Richard 5:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wednesdays Pump Fitness 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thursdays Choir 6:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Saturdays Bridge club 12:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Saturdays Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Fri Feb 14 Valentines in Marsh Lake 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Feb 18 North of 60 Seniors Cafe. We heat the beverages, you heat the air. 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

MAYO

Mondays 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 9962043 8979962043 Mondays Adult and Teen Weekly Singing Group 7:00 PM J.V. Clark School Join us in the room with the piano in the secondary end. For more info contact Barb at 996-2508 or by email bbarchen@ gmail.com Mondays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sundays Parent & Toddler Playgroup 10:00 AM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Run, skip, jump, play and socialize with other children and parents. Sundays St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Sat Feb 15 Dawson City Fiddlers - Workshop 2:00 PM Mayo Curling Arena Bring your fiddle, if not we have back ups to use! Open to the public, family friendly and free. Sat Feb 15 Dawson City Fiddlers - Coffeehouse and Community Dance 6:30 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Bring your fiddle, if not we have back ups to use! Open to the public, family friendly and free.

OLD CROW

Tuesdays Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Thursdays Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sundays St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381

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. Mondays Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays 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. Mondays Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays 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 Tuesdays Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesdays Hatha Flow w. Foam Roller & Pinky Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tuesdays & Thursdays Mat Pilates 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tuesdays & Thursdays Senior Chair Based Weight Training 10:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Wednesdays Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays 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. Wednesdays Group Cycling w/Cindy & Emily 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thursdays Basketball For Adults 7:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Saturdays Group Cycling w/Emily 11:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Saturdays Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sundays Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Feb 12 SpinTRX 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Skagway Wed Feb 12 Open Hang Aerial Practice 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Thu Feb 13 Spinning with Dena 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Thu Feb 13 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Fri Feb 14 Open Hang Aerial Practice 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga. Fri Feb 14 Valentine’s Day Partner Stretching & Beginner Acro Yoga 5:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up solo or with a partner and enjoy easy & fun partner stretches & basic beginner friendly acro yoga poses. Sat Feb 15 Skate Night 6:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre A fun evening of rollerblading to awesome music! Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Lemonade.Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an actively supervising adult. Sun Feb 16 Undo and Renew Gentle Yoga 3:00 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Mon Feb 17 SpinTRX 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Mon Feb 17 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 Feb 18 Spinning with Dena 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Feb 18 Vinyasa Yoga 8:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Tue Feb 18 Hatha Yoga with Foam Rollers & Balls 6:30 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Feb 19 SpinTRX 6:30 AM Skagway Recreation Centre 30 min. cycling- 25 min. resistance training-must be able to lunge & squat Wed Feb 19 Open Hang Aerial Practice 7:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines acrobatics and yoga.

TAGISH

Saturdays/Wednesdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Thursdays Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling.

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Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre A lunch program which will include such things as soup/stew/chili and homemade rolls/ bread plus some tasty treats! every Wednesday. Wed Feb 12 Youth After School Program 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 9+, call 399-3407 for more info. recreation@tagishyukon.orm Sat Feb 15 Valentine’s Day Dance 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Live music by the Silver Ravens, appetizers, dessert, prizes, call 399-3407 for more information. Sun Feb 16 Pancake Breakfast with Sunday Morning Trivia: Tagish 9:30 AM Tagish Community Centre Third Sunday of every month 399-3407 recreation@tagishyukon.org Sun Feb 16 Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 4:00 PM Tagish Community Church of the Nazarene 633-4903 tagishcc@gmail.com Wed Feb 19 Foot Wellness Clinic 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Wed Feb 19 Youth After School Program 4:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 9+, call 399-3407 for more info. recreation@tagishyukon.org Wed Feb 19 Tagish Community Association meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

TESLIN

Tuesdays Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Tuesdays 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 TuesdaysVolleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome! Wednesdays 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 Wednesdays Badminton Nights 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring yourself for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@teslin.ca Fridays 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. Fridays 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. Saturdays Volleyball 7:00 PM Teslin School Everyone welcome! Sat Feb 15 Teslin Lakespiel Teslin Family friendly, set up your best Tailgate and win a prize for the BEST homemade soup. Licensed beer gardens, for more info please contact 390-2530 or email teslinrec@Teslin.ca

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. Mondays/Thursdays Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Watson Lake Sundays St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Thu Jan 2,9 & Tues Jan 7,14 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Wed Feb 12 Drop in Beading 12:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Starting a new project.. Baby Moccasins!! Open to all skill levels, supplies included. Watson Lake Thu Feb 13 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Fri Feb 14 Kiki Weekend Bowl-A-Rama Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call/msg Kara @ 3357979 to register Fri Feb 14 KiKi Karnival Hockey Tournament Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 536-8020 or email recprogrammer@watsonlake.ca to register or for more info. Sat Feb 15 Kiki Karnivals Craft Fair Watson Lake Recreation Centre Calt 536-8020 for more details. Sat Feb 15 Ladies Time Out Breakfast 8:30 AM Andrea’s Hotel Come out for a relaxing time of inspiration, fun, and encouragement. For more information call Ruth Holt 536-7726 or Ruth Wilkinson at 536-4542” Sun Feb 16 Kiki Karnivals Craft Fair Watson Lake Recreation Centre Calt 536-8020 for more details. Mon Feb 17 Baby Chit Chat 1:30 PM Watson Lake Family Centre For newborn-one year. A relaxed setting to meet new friends, talk about the ups and downs of parenting, try some new activities with your little one. Tue Feb 18 Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM Watson Lake Family Centre You and your little one will learn new songs and rhymes, re-visit old favourites. Ages newborn-4 years are welcome and a light snack is provided! Tue Feb 18 Town of Watson Lake Council Meeting 7:00 PM Town of Watson Lake Wed Feb 19 Drop in Beading 12:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Starting a new project.. Baby Moccasins!! Open to all skill levels, supplies included


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Pinoys on Parliament

Young Yukoners will join their fellow Filipino-Canadians in Ottawa for a national leadership conference

by Amber Church

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rom February 21 to 23, young Filipino-Canadians will converge on Ottawa for a youthled national leadership conference. Pinoys on Parliament will bring together 200 delegates from coast to coast to coast. “Pinoys on Parliament was born out of the idea that although Filipinos compose one of the largest minority groups in Canada, they are still widely underrepresented,” said Ira Mamis, Yukon College student and board member of the Canadian Filipino Association of the Yukon. “As the first national leadership conference for young Filipino-Canadians, the main goal is to bring young people in our community together to talk about the importance of leadership and representation, and how it can further improve our lives in Canada. Pinoys on Parliament believes that there are many emerging leaders in our community and (it believes in) the importance of providing them with the space, the platform and the resources to help them succeed.” Nine Yukon youth, ranging in age from 16 to 28, will attend Pinoys on Parliament. Mamis said the Filipino population in the Yukon has grown in the last 10 years. Mamis sees Pinoys on Parliament as an opportunity for that population to come together with other aspiring leaders from all over the country to talk about Filipino representation, culture, politics and be in the presence of members of parliament, senators and other aspiring Filipino leaders in Canada. “Aside from building connections with other delegates and professionals from other provinces and territories, participants will also have the opportunity to explore landmarks in Ottawa as well as engage with the Filipino community in the city.” The Yukoners attending the conference are Mamis, Irelle Mamis, Genard Hermosa, Mel Moya, Andrie Regis, Tatiana Cabiso, Jealyn Minguito, Hanz Alojipan and Jamvee Madrigal.

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(left to right) Andrie Regis, Jamvee Madrigal, Irelle Mamis, Ira Mamis, Mel Moya, Jealyn Minguito, Hanz Alojipan, Tatiana Cabiso, Genard Hermosa Irelle Mamis is a 16-year-old student at Vanier Catholic Secondary School. “I see this event as a wonderful opportunity for our youth to share our ideas and have discussions about how we can contribute to Canada while preserving our identity and unique cultural heritage. Hopefully, after this conference, we can inspire other youth to join as well.” Moya, an athlete in the Canadian- Filipino Association, saw

Pinoys on Parliament as an opportunity to meet others in the Filipino community and to be able to travel to Canada’s capital. Regis, 19, is excited to meet and mingle with other young Filipinos who have the same interests, passions and backgrounds. “I can’t wait to share and hear everyone’s experiences and stories and the friendships that will form from this conference,” he said. Cabiso, a 19-year-old who plans to pursue a bachelor of science in

nursing, said she didn’t hear much about events like this when she was growing up. “This is a great opportunity for Filipinos from the North, to share our ideas and opinions that could potentially help improve our lives here in Canada. I’m also very excited to meet my fellow Filipinos, build friendships and learn more about Filipino representations, culture, and politics. As I take part in Pinoys on Parliament, I am looking forward to engaging with the

other participants and (being) in an environment where I can learn things that will shape me as an individual and in my future career.” Minguito, who is in grade 12 at F.H. Collins Secondary School, sees Pinoys on Parliament as an opportunity to acquire new knowledge about the importance of leadership. “I am looking forward to learning new ideas from the leaders and speakers, and also to be inspired by them during the conference,” she said. “I also can’t wait to try beavertails while in Ottawa!” Hanz Alojipan came to Canada in January 2019. He goes to Vanier Catholic Secondary School, where he’s in grade 11. “This is also my first time meeting Filipinos from different parts of Canada and I can’t wait to build relationships and friendships from across the country,” he said. “By the end of the conference, I hope we can inspire other young immigrants to build relationships with one another and participate in opportunities like Pinoys on Parliament.” Madrigal, another Vanier student in grade 11, also looks forward to meeting new people from across the country and inspiring one another. The Canadian Filipino Association of the Yukon will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dance on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Days Inn (2288 2nd Ave, Whitehorse). This event will be hosted by the youth of Pinoys on Parliament and will serve as a fundraising opportunity for the conference. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ira Mamis at (867) 334-8026, or Alren Barredo, (867) 334-0718.

Nine Yukon youth, ranging in age from 16 to 28, will attend Pinoys on Parliament.

Mamis said the Filipino population in the Yukon has grown in the last 10 years. Mamis sees Pinoys on Parliament as an opportunity for that population to come together with other aspiring leaders from all over the country to talk about Filipino representation, culture, politics and be in the presence of members of parliament, senators and other aspiring Filipino leaders in Canada.

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