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The classes are short, usually two and a half to three hours in length, and each class has a culinary focus and objective. For example, a pasta making class would showcase the guests making their own pasta dough from scratch using local eggs. The guests roll, shape, fill and cook their creations in new ways to expand their palate and recipe repertoire. When the cooking is finished, the guests join each other at the big family style dining table and enjoy their creations over great wine, local beer and conversation. McInroy explained, “Our guests can expect to be greeted by our friendly staff upon arrival, offered a beverage of Canadian wine or local beer and enjoy a welcome snack while they get to know the other guests in the cooking class. After a brief introduction by the chef, the group observes the first cooking or baking demo, washes their hands and gets to work at their own fully set up work station recreating the dish they just watched the chef prepare. All cont’d on page 3 ...

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Bringing the world of the culinary arts to Yukoners ... cont’d the ingredients are pre-measured and all the cleanup is done by the amazing staff at Well Bread.” Culinary classes at Well Bread are all about enjoying the experience and the food. The centre is fully stocked with every piece of equipment the home cook would find in their own kitchen, and specialty equipment that may be on their culinary wish lists; such an immersion cookers (sous vide machines), KitchenAid stand mixers and many small hand tools home cooks may be unsure what to do with. “The ingredients we use are all produced and/or purchased locally and the goal of Well Bread is to get more people cooking and baking for themselves so food traditions are not lost,” said McInroy. She adds, “Cooking classes for home cooks are not a new concept but are definitely gaining popularity as more home cooks take notice and control of where their food comes from. When I leave the Territory for a holiday, I always seek out an interactive food experience or cooking class and there are a surprising number of culinary centres like Well Bread popping up in the larger cities across Canada and the US. When I retired from the RCMP I knew I wanted to be involved in a food business but I didn’t want to replicate something that was already being done in Whitehorse. I forged my own brand, created a culinary experience that is interactive and

unique, and I work a crazy amount of hours making sure my culinary classes exceed the expectation of every guest that adventures through my door.” Well Bread Culinary Centre is working hard to connect Yukoners and visitors with local food producers.

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to use those products with confidence at home. I believe it’s my responsibility to safe guard the techniques and traditions of home cooks by passing that on to as many people as I can. Food is the universal language of the world; we can all enjoy a common experience together regardless of

Top: Seafood Filled Pasta Class Right: Mozzarella class with fresh local tomato and basil Bottom: Cake decorating 101 “My business was built for the people of the Yukon and I also enjoy hosting visitors when they come here to see our amazing culture and wilderness. The local farmers and producers are making it possible to have year round fresh local meats, eggs, fish, dairy products, produce, honey, herbs and lettuces. I’m here to show the home cooks and bakers how

language, race and religion. Food connects people in ways no other activity does. I love being part of that.” Each class is focused on a specific topic; for example Thai, Indian, Ukrainian and all other ethnic cuisines, bread baking, cake Decorating, pierogi, cabbage rolls, and the list just goes on. McInroy explained, “Most of my

clients are adults but I do offer many kids classes throughout the year. I’ve had children as young as five learning to make their own snacks and school lunch. I have a series of classes called ‘Preparing To Launch’ where youth come after school and learn to cook a full meal for their family which they take with them when they leave two hours later. Can you imagine your teenager cooking dinner for a family of four in less than two hours? Well believe it! It’s incredible to see the transformation that happens in that short period of time.” She adds, “Many of my guests come in doubting their cooking or baking abilities and leave a few hours later full of culinary confidence and delicious food that they can’t believe they created themselves! That’s how I know I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be.” The Well Bread Culinary Centre can be found at 6209 6th Avenue, Whitehorse. To learn more, including finding a schedule of their upcoming courses, visit wellbread.ca.

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he world is going crazy. We are told to practice social distancing, to avoid large crowds and to stay away from crowded spaces, including theatres, cafés and major events. What are we to do during this time? Well, for me, it’s time to sit down with the family and catch up on some of the great movies, new and old, that our favourite streaming services have to offer. Today let’s take a look at Disney’s Togo, available for streaming on Disney+. Togo is a 113-minute family adventure movie, starring William Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson and, of course, numerous dogs that played the titular Togo. It was written by Tom Flynn and directed by Ericson Core. Core is relatively new to the director’s chair. The story is set against the backdrop of 1925-era Nome, when life-saving, antidiphtheria serum had to be run to Alaska. Dafoe plays real-life dog sled trainer, Leonhard Seppala, a man who travels nine times farther than any other musher to bring back the serum needed to save his town. The Good: Dafoe is great, his connection to the dogs and the way his character reacts to them being hurt or sick is bang on. If you’ve

ever spent time with a musher, you will appreciate his dedication to this role. Disney also went the extra mile on this one with its CGI. The dogs were blended the right amount so Dafoe was acting and working with them often, but the dogs were never put in danger for more life-threatening scenes. This allowed the movie to give us higher stakes and some more dra-

This does not give him a lot to work with and the movie lags a little bit because of it. Core tries to break this up with flashbacks throughout the movie, but these come in a little clunky and disjointed. Is it Accurate? When movies say they’re based on a true story, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how true that story is. For

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matic moments that really helped pull you into the plight of this poor team. The Bad: The movie does have some pacing issues and, though Dafoe is an engaging presence on the screen, it is a man and eight dogs for about 80 per cent of the movie.

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PHOTO: IMDB run touring the United States to assure people that it was Togo and not Balto, who did the lion’s share of the work. Further to this, two key scenes in the movie that involve Togo breaking out a window and pulling the team off of Norton Sound. Both actually happened, at least, according to Seppala and his wife, Constance. On the other hand, the movie excludes Seppala’s daughter, Sigrid, who was among the many children who were at risk of contracting diphtheria.

Final Thoughts: Disney knows how to make a family-friendly adventure movie and that is exactly what this is. On a cold day, cuddled up under blankets, this is the perfect escapism to enjoy with some loved ones. If you have a chance, I recommend turning it on and PHOTO: PXhere absconding to a different time and place for a great the most part, Togo stays on point, adventure. following a lot of key notes from This movie gets four out of five Seppala and townspeople of the Siberian sled dogs. time. This movie tries to correct the 1995 movie Balto, which depicts another dog as getting credit Dave Blottner has lived with for the run. Apparently Seppala his wife and two children in was never happy with the dog mixWhitehorse for 10 years. He is up and spent much time after the an avid movie enthusiast.

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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson

Dawson in the deep freeze ishing touches on the latest edition, which will have already been displaced by the next one by the time you read this. It was a pleasure to do this. My rapidly growing cataracts had

about seven months later. It’s the one that was operated on a couple of weeks ago. Much as I look forward to having them both back some time in February, the crystal clarity of one eye makes me feel

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he most annoying thing about being fully dressed to walk outside at -45 degrees Celsius is that I can’t see my feet. You don’t tend to think a lot about seeing your feet, but it becomes important when your range of motion is restricted by a parka and heavy winter pants, when your legs don’t bend quite as much as normal and when you have to wear a scarf across your face to ward off frostbite. That was me this afternoon, heading down to the offices of the Klondike Sun to put some fin-

apps were telling me it was this afternoon at the airport. It might be a little warmer in town, some 15 to 20 minutes northwest, but the digital thermometers at the front (west) and back (east) doors

Ice-fogged street on Third Avenue rendered me nearly incapable of doing any serious computer work by last November, about a year after my left eye began to blur and react badly to light. The right eye followed suit

almost normal this week. Now, about those feet. It’s the scarf, you see. You really do need one across your lower face and nose at -45 degrees Celsius, which is what all the weather

of our house tend to be unreliable below -40, so I believed the weather apps. The scarf keeps you from looking down, adding to the restriction created by wearing a hood. There

are steps to go down to leave the house. There is an uneven road surface. It’s been plowed, but it still has chunks of icy snow and little ruts from the passage of the plows and other vehicles. So there’s a chance of a stumble and it’s so much harder to get back up once you’re bundled for the weather. Denied downward peripheral vision, you end up walking strangely, not quite confident of where you are on the street, gingerly feeling for possible loose or elevated boards on the boardwalks. Then it’s up the steps at the Legion Hall (we rent the back half) without tripping when your knees don’t bend as far as normal. All told, it was an interesting walk in both directions. And for all the inconveniences, I enjoyed the fact that my one really good eye kept me from needing to wear glasses, which meant that my vision wasn’t fogged up by the warm air I was breathing out. After three decades in classrooms in Beaver Creek, Faro and Dawson, Dan Davidson retired to continue writing, as he had been all those years. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Full name: Lowell Tait Age: 25

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Tinkering on snowmobiles has lead to this

What motivated you to get into this career?

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When I was younger, I enjoyed tinkering on snowmobiles, attempting to build go carts and working on my truck. I found it satisfying to take something that

was broken and see the results of fixing it or making it better than it originally was. When it came time to make a decision about what I wanted to do after high school I realized I could turn my hobby into a career.

Was there someone who got you excited about this path? I’d have to say my Dad, Russ Tait, was a big influence on where I’m at now. Being a shop teacher, he had some great insight on the trades and offered programs.

Was there a class in secondary school that helped you be more proficient at the work you do now? Intro to trades, Mechanics 10, Sled Ed 11/12 were probably the most relevant courses to what I’m doing now.

What was it like to go to post-secondary school and work at the same time? I think more programs should be designed this way. It was helpful to try out the career before completing the schooling. It was a huge benefit financially as well as a good chance to get hands on with what I had been learning at school. Also being able to break up school with work was a great way to reset, stay motivated, and keep focused on the books.

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hobby into a career ... cont’d from page 8 What is the best part of being in your trade?

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I’d have to say some highlights are challenging myself to solve a wide range of problems. The constant variety of equipment and work as well as the practical knowledge that I can use every day on and off the job.

Photo: Dan Davidson

What does a regular day look like for you in your job? Can’t say I’ve ever had a regular day. It can vary from flying into a wind monitoring site, annual unit maintenance, planning a site shutdown or driving up the highway to troubleshoot an issue. The only thing that is regular about my day job is learning something new.

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If you met someone who was looking at getting a job in the trades, what piece of advice would you give them? Don’t underestimate where trades can take you. If you’re willing to put in the work and apply yourself, you will end up with some great opportunities.

How has your trade, if any, has made your life better? With my trade I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many skilled people in all sorts of different work environments. Also working with mechanical equipment has given me the experience to work through and resolve problems.

Lowell Tait is ready for great opportunities What is the most interesting thing/project you have worked on? I’d have to say troubleshooting hydraulic governor controls on our hydro units. When you’ve got upwards of 20 megawatts of power at your fingertips the pressure can be high but it can also give you a great sense of empowerment.

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April is Autism Awareness Month Celebrating Neurodiversity - Autism Spectrum Disorder than in females.” Leslie Peters, Executive Director of Autism Yukon, further explained that it’s not that males have a higher prevalence of ASD, but for numerous reasons they get diagnosed more often. “People with ASD can: • have difficulty with social communication • have limited, repetitive patterns of behaviours and interests • struggle with sensory processing, sensing the passage of time and executive functioning skills

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Understanding autism

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ust like no two snowflakes are alike, no two people—and no two brains—are alike. What do the following people have in common? • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musician • Emily Dickinson, poet • Dan Aykroyd, actor • Sir Isaac Newton, scientist • Satoshi Tajiri, Pokemon creator • Albert Einstein, scientist • Daryl Hannah, actor • Michelangelo, artist • Temple Grandin, autism advocate and animal sciences leader • Michael McCreary, comedian • Darby McIntyre, Yukon Special Olympics athlete Each of these people has—or is suspected to have had—Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD for short.

But what exactly is ASD? Autism Spectrum Disorder is a SPECTRUM—and no two people who have ASD are the same. Consider the people listed above. With such a wide range of strengths—and challenges, what might they all have in common? The way their brains develop and function—their neurodiversity. You may have heard terms like Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. These are now all referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to Autism Yukon, “Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects how the brain develops and leads to developmental disability. It is called a spectrum disorder because there is a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. ASD is diagnosed approximately four times more often in males

• sometimes also have autoimmune conditions, seizure disorders, asthma, eczema, migraines, allergies and ear infections, • experience anxiety and depression, among other disorders” Source: Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Yukon—All You Need to Know Before a Diagnosis, Autism Yukon, 2018 “Signs of ASD are typically first noticed by a parent or caregiver. ASD can be diagnosed as early as age two, and at any point after. ASD is a life-long diagnosis. With diagnosis and effective treatment many people who live with ASD gain many skills and abilities, make important contributions to their community and live fulfilling, happy lives.” If you suspect your child—or you—have ASD, you are not alone. A lot of support and information is available. As a starting point,

you can reach out to your family doctor and to Autism Yukon, a local non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides education and support to individuals and families, with the goal of improving the quality of life for those affected by autism in the Yukon. If you would like further information on how to support an emerging adult with ASD, Calgary’s Sinneave Family Foundation’s ‘Launch Into Life’ program has the goal of helping young adults with ASD. At a recent ‘Launch Into Life’ workshop facilitated in Whitehorse by Autism Yukon, Dr. Katelyn Lowe, Chief Strategy Office of the Sinneave Family Foundation, shared that 1 in 59 people have ASD and that most people with autism do NOT have an intellectual disability. However, seventy to eighty percent of people with ASD also have a co-occurring mental health condition. Please visit sinneavefoundation.org for more information. Leslie Peters shared that Autism Yukon is hoping to start a local Launch Into Life group this fall. They are also planning for a Caregiver Skills Training Group to start this fall to give parents/caregivers skills that they can use to increase their children’s social communication and to help with behaviour. Autism Yukon also has a brand new sensory room. For more information about registration for these groups, workshops

and sensory room use, please email projectcoordinator@autismyukon.org. Autism Yukon has free publications available in print at their office (108 Copper Road in Whitehorse) or download it from their website www.autismyukon.org. You can also phone their office at (867) 667-6406 to request copies via the mail—and to speak with a caring human being. Two other websites to check out are the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) www.casda.ca and Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder live productive lives, making meaningful contributions to our families and to our communities. And, in the case of the people listed at the beginning of this article—as well as millions more—they are making significant contributions to our world. Let’s acknowledge and celebrate neurodiversity, not only in April—Autism Awareness Month—but every day! Grace Snider is a lifelong Yukoner with an enduring enthusiasm for all-things Yukon!

SCHOOL COUNCIL GENERAL ELECTION

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT Ranger Tidying Réduire Decluttering Organiser Organizing Nancy 867 335-5817 1drawer.at.a.time@gmail.com

SPRING LITTER CLEAN-UP TURN ROADSIDE TRASH INTO TREASURE! Eligible non-profit groups can help keep Yukon clean and earn $250 or more by removing litter from Yukon highway right-of-ways. Litter clean-up takes place during the month of May.

The general election to elect members of a school council for the 26 school attendance areas, scheduled for the period April 9 to May 4, 2020 is postponed.

A new date will be promulgated when known. For more information contact: www.electionsyukon.ca info@electionsyukon.ca (867) 667-8683 / (867) 668-8683 (toll-free)

Clean-up sections are available in all Yukon communities and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted April 1st to 30th. Application forms are available on the Department of Highways and Public Works website at www.hpw.gov.yk.ca/springlitter or at your local HPW Transportation Maintenance Branch office.

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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 outside world. Until Mar 31 The Art of Giving - Group Show Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Three artists, Minnie Clark, Akilah Bolten, and Jackie Dowell-Irvine, are giving, in their own way, two works of art each to a charity of their choice. Their intention is to use their talents and gifts to make the world a better place. 8673331961 Until Sat Mar 28 Stix & Stones by Leslie Leong Arts Underground A response to the complexity. An attempt to find simplicity and peace as the morass of problems, expectations, and simple “to do’s” swirl around me like a tornado. Until Mar 28 Spring is for the Birds by Martha Jane Richie Arts Underground What began as little paper birds flying has turned into complex creations of 3-dimensional birds perched on branches or stumps- creating a paper world. Sun Mar 29 CANCELLED: Yukon Native Hockey Tournament Canada Games Centre CANCELLED: Yukon Native Hockey Tournament Thu Mar 26 CANCELLED - Ashley MacIsaac 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre CANCELLED - YAC Closed Until April 12 Sun Mar 29 CANCELLED - Jazz on the Wing Sharon Minemoto Quartet 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre EVENT IS CANCELLED - ORGANISERS ARE HOPING TO RESCHEDULE 344-2789

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Sat Mar 28 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat Mar 28 DJKJ, Katabatik, and Cboi 9:30 PM Miner’s Daughter Restaurant Welcome a new dj to the stage, cboi, plus local DJs! Sun Mar 29 Jam Session 6:00 PM 98 Hotel Bring your instrument and have fun! Sun Mar 29 CANCELLED - Jazz on the Wing Sharon Minemoto Quartet 7:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre EVENT IS CANCELLED - ORGANISERS ARE HOPING TO RESCHEDULE 344-2789 Tue Mar 31 Tuesday Jazz Night with Anne Turner 5:30 PM Earls Restaurant On the Restaurant side local Jazz musicians to join Anne weekly. No TVs - just great times with family and friends! Tasty menu and tasty tunes! Wed Apr 1 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Longtime Local jam night hosted by Peggy Hanifan Wed Apr 1 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 8:00 PM The Local Bar Dance, hip hop, top 40 and everything in-between.. Wed Apr 1 Hillbilly Wednesday with Railroad Tye 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint A journey into the depths of folk/country/blues. Wed Apr 1 Hip hop Jam Night 9:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Bring your words and lay them down. All sorts of poetic collaborations will be occurring. GENERAL EVENTS Wed Mar 25 Spanish Conversation Group 112:00 2:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed Mar 25 Chess Night 5:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint All levels welcome, bring your favourite board. Wed Mar 25 100 Women Who Care 5:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Women commit to donating when attending - the fun part is deciding which presentation makes your heart sing the most! No tickets or registration required! Wed Mar 25 Lamb & Pork 101 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Learn cuts to purchase and how to prepare them with plenty of tasting and hands-on fun. Call or email for more info, register online. 633-2665 Wed Mar 25 Legion Texas Hold’Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 6672802 Wed Mar 25 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Mar 25 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu - Sat 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 Mar 26 Repair Café - Drop In 6:00 PM Northlight Innovation Event is open to both Yukonstruct members and the public. An easy intro to electronics and small home appliance repair is a useful evening of DIY learning that you can literally take home. Thu Mar 26 Sushi Making 101 6:00 PM Well Bread Culinary Centre Inc. Roll and shape your way to sushi paradise in this hands-on sushi making class with Chef Chris Irving. Class is for both vegetarians and meat-eaters. Call or email for more info, register online. 633-2665 Thu Mar 26 Chess Corner 6:30 PM Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu Mar 26 Beginner Salsa and Bachata Class 6:30 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Whether you are a couple or single, have fun learning salsa and bachata. Email salsayukon@ gmail.com to register and for info. Thu Mar 26 Cultivating Connections: An UnNetworking Event 7:00 PM Baked Cafe A low pressure, way more fun setting with a speed group networking format. Register online. Thu Mar 26 Uke On Ukulele Club! 7:00 PM Porter Creek Secondary School Email us at ukeonukuleleclub@gmail.com for more information. Thu Mar 26 Author Reading: Greg Bechtel with Musical Guest Nicholas Mah 7:30 PM Whitehorse Public Library An evening with outgoing Berton House Writer in Residence Greg Bechtel. Free. Call 667-5239 for more info. Thu Mar 26 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 PM Christ Church Cathedral Thu Mar 26 POSTPONED: Northern Exposure Burlesque - A New Era of Sass! 8:00 PM The Local Bar A glittering, glamourous evening full of fabulous surprises, lusty laughs & of course, sultry striptease! Tickets online. Fri Mar 27 Fermented Foodies The Boreal “Culture Club” 5:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Come eat, share and chat about fermented foods! Email katherine@takesguts.ca for information.

Fri Mar 27 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 Mar 27 CANCELLED - Banff Mountain Film Festival 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre YAC closed until April 12 due to Covid 19 precautions Fri Mar 27 Two Brewers Whisky & Bites by Wandering Bison 7:00 PM Yukon Brewing Celebrate International Whisky Day by sipping award winning Single Malt Whisky and unlimited whisky infused bites by Wandering Bison. Tickets online. Fri Mar 27 POSTPONED: Northern Exposure Burlesque - A New Era of Sass! 8:00 PM The Local Bar A glittering, glamourous evening full of fabulous surprises, lusty laughs & of course, sultry striptease! Tickets online. Sat Mar 28 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 Mar 28 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 Mar 28 CANCELLED - Banff Mountain Film Festival 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre YAC closed until April 12 due to Covid 19 precautions Sat Mar 28 POSTPONED: Northern Exposure Burlesque - A New Era of Sass! 8:00 PM The Local Bar A glittering, glamourous evening full of fabulous surprises, lusty laughs & of course, sultry striptease! Tickets online. Sun Mar 29 Love to Thrift - Donation Intake 10:00 AM Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Accepting all items on our list including clothes & books. Call for more information. 334-9233 Sun Mar 29 Celebration Service 10:00 AM Church of the Nazarene Special Guest: Rev. Merlyn Maningas, celebrate the five year anniversary of the Filipino Ministry of the Whitehorse Church of the Nazarene. Sun Mar 29 Seeds & Soil: What Yukon Gardeners Need to Know 10:00 AM Whitehorse Public Library Featuring Master Gardener Ingrid Wilcox. Total beginners and those with a few seasons under their belts will benefit from this interactive program. Call 667-5239 or pop by the Library to register. Sun Mar 29 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 Mar 29 Game Day 4:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Bring your favourite games - chess/ backgammon/crib - hook your gaming console up to our tv. Sun Mar 29 Trivia with Jona Barr and Adrian Burrill 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon Mar 30 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: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon Mar 30 Yukon Culinary Tourism Strategy - Launch 10:00 AM Wyke’s Independent Grocer Launch of the Yukon Culinary Tourism Strategy. Drinks and light bites will be available. Register online. Mon Mar 30 Legion Scrabble Meet 1:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 6672802 Mon Mar 30 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 Mar 30 Euchre Night 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All local and national legion members welcome! 667-2802 Mon Mar 30 CANCELLED - First Cow 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre YAC is closed until April 12 due to Covid 19 Precautions. Tue Mar 31 Spring Job & Volunteer Fair 2020 2:00 PM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Job seekers meet and learn about potential employment within the Yukon, with over 30 different employment and volunteer opportunities to be discovered. Tue Mar 31 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 Mar 31 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! Wed Apr 1 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 PM Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle

Wed Apr 1 Chess Night 5:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint All levels welcome, bring your favourite board. Wed Apr 1 Legion Texas Hold ‘Em 6:30 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 All Legion Members both local and national Welcome 6672802 Wed Apr 1 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 PM Whitehorse United Church Wed Apr 1 Hump Day Trivia 8:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room

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Wed Mar 25 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 Mar 25 Page to Plate: March Break Workshops 1:00 PM Whitehorse Public Library Learn kitchen basics and how to read a recipe. Take home your own recipe book and show off your skills to family and friends! Free, Ages 10-14. Call 667-5239 to register. Fri Mar 27 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Fri Mar 27 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 Mar 27 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 Mar 27 Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Sat Mar 28 Bringing Baby Home - A Workshop for Couples 9:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn evidence-based skills to maintain couple satisfaction as you become new parents. Register online, email sarah@sparktherapyyukon.com for more info. Sat Mar 28 Swim for Life 10:00 AM Canada Games Centre Indigenous youth ages 8-18 swim lessons, swim certifications & access to lifeguard certification. Call 250-809-3272 for more info. Sat Mar 28 CANCELLED - Snowshoe Fest 2020 10:30 AM Biathlon Range Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautionary measures Sat Mar 28 Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Family Day 1:00 PM Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Traditional Games, Storytelling, Elders Present. Meals provided with refreshments. All ages welcome. Location changes call 633-7688 for details. Sat Mar 28 Family Drop In 3:30 PM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Drop in for families and caregivers, call 668-4794 for more info. Sun Mar 29 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 Mon Mar 30 Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information. Mon Mar 30 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 Mar 31 Swim for Life 3:45 PM Canada Games Centre Indigenous youth ages 8-18 swim lessons, swim certifications & access to lifeguard certification. Call 250-809-3272 for more info. Tue Mar 31 Äsųą K’e - Grandmother’s Ways 5:00 PM Dusk’a Learning Centre Parent/ child language lessons, taught in Southern Tutchone Ta’an Dialect. The program is facilitated by Nicole Smith. A healthy meal will be provided at each session. Wed Apr 1 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.

Thu Mar 26 Financial Literacy Lunch & Learn! 11:00 AM Kenadan Ku - House of Learning Learn about saving and budgeting. A free lunch and snacks will be available. Call 633-8422 ext. 512 for more info and to register. Thu Mar 26 Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu Mar 26 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. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu Mar 26 Legion General Meetings 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 667-2802 Fri Mar 27 Strengthening Workplace Relationships - Pt 2 5:30 PM Network for Healthy Early Human Development Develop selfawareness of how we can contribute to building strong teams in our centres. Email eceyukon@ gmail.com for more info. Sat Mar 28 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 Mar 28 Open House 2:00 PM 7th Ray Studio Email info@7thraystudio.com or call 334-9605 Mon Mar 30 Transforming Lateral Violence to Lateral Kindness Workshops 8:30 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Workshops facilitated by Thomas Shepard and Marilyn Jensen, to register call 634-4200 ext #241 or email her at ejackson@ cafn.ca. Mon Mar 30 Member Meet Up 6:00 PM Music Yukon Connect and create an ongoing dialogue to help the organization better serve its membership, as well as the Yukon music industry and community. Email staff@musicyukon.com for more info. Tue Mar 31 Human Resources Workshop 8:00 AM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Learn how to manage change, enable performance, and how to tackle difficult conversations in your workplace. Call 667-7545 or email email: business@ whitehorsechamber.ca for more info. Tue Mar 31 Sewing From a Pattern – Basic Pants 6:00 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Learn the steps for making a pair of loose fitting, elastic waist pants. Register online, email georgipea@ gmail.com for more info. Wed Apr 1 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com

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Wed Mar 25 Whitewater Wednesday 6:00 PM Town & Mountain Hotel Longtime Local jam night hosted by Peggy Hanifan Wed Mar 25 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 8:00 PM The Local Bar Dance, hip hop, top 40 and everything in-between.. Wed Mar 25 Hillbilly Wednesday with Railroad Tye 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint A journey into the depths of folk/country/blues. Wed Mar 25 Hip hop Jam Night 9:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Bring your words and lay them down. All sorts of poetic collaborations will be occurring. Thu Mar 26 CANCELLED - Ashley MacIsaac 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre CANCELLED - YAC Closed Until April 12 Thu Mar 26 Joe Loutchan 7:00 PM 98 Hotel Thu Mar 26 Karaoke with DJ Carlo 8:00 PM The Local Bar Dance, hip hop, top 40 and everything in-between.. Thu Mar 26 POSTPONED: Northern Exposure Burlesque - A New Era of Sass! 8:00 PM The Local Bar A glittering, glamourous evening full of fabulous surprises, lusty laughs & of course, sultry striptease! Tickets online. Thu Mar 26 The Interstellar Blues Jam 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Hosted by Caroline Allat, listen and jam with local blues folk. Fri Mar 27 Steve Slade 6:00 PM The Cut Off Restaurant Steve Slade entertainment, for reservations call 668-7800 Fri Mar 27 The Blue Persuasion 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Live music venue north of 60. Great food, strong drinks and the best people Fri Mar 27 POSTPONED: Northern Exposure Burlesque - A New Era of Sass! 8:00 PM The Local Bar A glittering, glamourous evening full of fabulous surprises, lusty laughs & of course, sultry striptease! Tickets online. Fri Mar 27 Sock Hop with Soda Pony 9:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint A celebration of 1950’s social dance and etiquette featuring Whitehorse’s own Soda Pony. Dress up in your favorite 50’s look, and come mix, dance, and make friends Fri Mar 27 Karaoke 9:00 PM Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat Mar 28 Blues Cargo 6:00 PM The Cut Off Restaurant Smokin’ hot live blues music and great homemade food in a relaxed neighbourhood pub atmosphere. Sat Mar 28 KABN 7:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn A rock & blues band made up of Lee Drummond, Aubrey Sicotte, Sam Gallagher, a mix of covers & originals Sat Mar 28 Vinyl Therapy 13 Featuring Paris Pick & Garbage Man 8:00 PM Heart Of Riverdale Garbage Man, The Pricks joined by secret guest, bring a record, 8673327667 Sat Mar 28 POSTPONED: Northern Exposure Burlesque - A New Era of Sass! 8:00 PM The Local Bar A glittering, glamourous evening full of fabulous surprises, lusty laughs & of course, sultry striptease! Tickets online.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Wed Mar 25 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-6896363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu Mar 26 Digital Marketing 201 8:00 AM Aasman Brand Communications Strategy principals, additional information and implementation strategies, email business@ whitehorsechamber.ca or call 667-7545 to register.

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Our March issue will be printed and distributed via Canada Post to every Yukon Home. There will be some at the grocery stores only this week for those who missed it through the mail.

April 1, 8, 15 issues will be suspended. Our plan is to publish the April 22 issue with the advertising booking deadline of Tuesday April 14. We decided to time our closure to be in sync with the Yukon Arts Centre. While our staff can work from home, we’ve had a fully online office for well over a decade, we can not see our way past the numerous pages dropped due to event cancellations. Additionally, we know businesses will be affected. The funds to support the publication are at risk, as we are a fully a private enterprise that receives no YG arts industry funding. This closure will affect 12 staff members who put 100% pure Yukon love into your What’s Up Yukon magazine.

Please know we fully support the decisions being made by the Chief Medical Officers and deeply hope that Yukoners come out of this crisis with their good health as a result. We are so thankful to have such a team of dedicated, caring healthcare professionals.

Our Yukon is the best possible place to be. What’s Up Yukon has 15 years of proof that this community loves and supports one another. So let’s continue to help our neighbours, shop with our local businesses and show the country how our northern communities stick together. EVENT CANCELLATIONS & ONLINE ADVERTISING: Visit whatsupyukon.com for live updates on event cancellations or postponements. We ask event organizers to please keep us in the loop so we can ensure information is updated. We are still working on online advertising, please contact sales@whatsupyukon.com for all your advertising needs.

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy

INGREDIENTS

Five spice-rubbed gravlax G

❑ 1 cup kosher salt ❑ 1/2 cup sugar ❑ 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder ❑ 1.1 lbs skinless salmon filet

PHOTOS: Sydney Keddy

ravlax is one of the simplest, kinda luxurious foods you can make at home. Just a few ingredients and some patience and you’ve got a beautiful cured salmon that will impress any guest. The addition of Chinese five-spice powder gives the final product some rich toasted flavors, which play against the fatty salmon really well. Chinese five-spice is a blend of a few different spices, traditionally including cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, but many blends contain other spices as well.

Use a thick coarse salt for the best gravlax

Salmon patted dry

Even amounts of cure on the top and bottom of the filet

Out of the cure, a but firm and easily sliceable METHOD

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Mix together sugar, salt and Chinese five-spice powder. Place half the salt mixture evenly across the bottom of a small baking pan and place the fish on the salt mixture. Spread remaining salt mixture over the top of the filet, cover with plastic wrap and place two cans on top of plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

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The following day, remove the gravlax from the fridge. The pan will be rather full of li-

quid. Remove salmon from the pan and discard

Gravlax on a toasted flatbread

liquid. Rinse filet under cold water. The salmon should have a firm texture at this point. Pat the salmon dry. Slice thinly and serve. Serves 4.

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

Black bears and pike

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fter considerable thought, I can’t come up with any similarity between black bears and pike except that a lot of people won’t eat either. That is sad, as both are delicious and easy to prepare. I believe it’s a situation created by rumours and misinformation. I’ve heard anglers originally from southern Canada speak about “slough sharks” aka pike. Often, they suggest that in the summer, the meat is mushy and tasteless. Pike are often wasted by being killed and thrown back into the water. Southern Canadian pike may be different, but I doubt it. Here in our always cold northern waters, pike are delicious, with firm white meat. Yes they are bony, but 10 minutes on Google, or watching someone who knows what they are doing will teach us to serve up boneless fillets every time. Pike are also very strong, active predators and thrilling to catch. Pike are a good target fish for youngsters who need excitement to stay interested. Pike can be canned, smoked, fried, baked, or barbequed on the kitchen stove, or open fire. As a shore lunch, they’re hard to beat. Just add beans and canned potatoes and cook them in the same (big) frying pan. Poor man’s lobster, as it’s known, is finger food with chunks simmered in heavily salted water and then dipped in garlic butter. Black bears have suffered a

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said it could take three months to go through the process. Not even close for me! Once the donor program had reviewed my answers to a 17page questionnaire and cleared me to proceed, I moved on to the numerous medical tests. These included blood tests, blood pressure readings, urine tests, imaging, ECG, kidney ultrasound, chest x-rays, tuberculosis test, radiological test of the kidney’s blood supply, CAT scan of the kidney and psychological testing. I could not tell you how many blood tests I had over the next 22 months. In addition, many of the above tests had to be done multiple times due to the time delays involved. But it was always enjoyable to deal with the medical professionals at Whitehorse General and the tests were new life experiences. Of the other approximately 150 people contacted by Michelle, seven indicated that they would begin the process to see if they could give Mark a kidney. Of those seven, a couple did not follow through. Several others were eliminated due to existing health issues. An amazing part of this very thorough process was that three of the individuals going through the battery of tests found out that their glomerular filtration rate (kidney function) was too low and that they, too, could have kidney failure in the future. Signing up for the kidney donation provided them with valuable information

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Waiting for surgery pain medications. In this case, both people involved in the transplant lived in the same house. They needed help! So, who took care of them post-operation? I did, along with Colleen, Mark’s girlfriend from 30 years ago, who now lives in the Seattle area. The gathering for Easter dinner was certainly interesting. It was attended by my and Michelle’s daughter, Michelle, Mark, Mark’s two sons, his ex-wife, his exmother-in-law, and Colleen and I. I am happy to report that the transplant went well and Mark’s kidney function is fine. Then came a follow up phone call from the nephrologist, who expressed concern about my proceeding as a donor, seeing as Mark had received a kidney and my arthritis issues. “Give me the summer and let me see how I can do without the Advil,” I said. Over the summer I was able to keep moving through mountain biking, hiking, lawn mowing and various other outside activities and was able to signifi-

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she could almost catch a glimpse of her ancestors walking before her. “I’ve never seen a ghost, but there is a special aura about the trail,” she said. “I don’t think you can have a place used by so many people for so many years without something being left behind. “I think of all the people that walked over it—long before Europeans came it was a trading route between coastal and inland First Nations.” The Chilkoot Trail connects the coastal mountains at Dyea, Alaska, to the inland lakes and river systems at Bennett, British Columbia. It is now co-managed by the US National Parks Service and Parks Canada. In 1896, a large amount of gold was found on Rabbit Creek in the Klondike. That started the Klondike Gold Rush. Over the following few years, more than 30,000 gold seekers and would-be millionaires travelled to the northern gold fields. Christensen’s family was among that number. The trip to the then-remote region was long, painstaking and expensive. While on their journey, her family even had to stop to earn a little money along the way. They spent three months at the pass while running a little business towing supplies up a particularly steep and treacherous part of the trail called the Golden Staircase. They used a tow rope and toboggan attached to a small engine. “That engine is still up there on the trail sitting near the rocks, if you know where to look,” said Christensen. Her great-grandfather’s journey was the beginning of her family’s connection to the Yukon. After following the Chilkoot Trail, they con-

tinued on to the Klondike region and mined a claim off of Hunker Creek. “They worked it all winter, digging the muck, bringing it up to the surface, and stockpiling it until the spring when they could wash it out to find the gold,” said Christensen. “They made quite good money that first year, but figured they could make a lot more if they had a steam boiler to melt the permafrost and make it easier to dig.” They ordered one from Saint John, New Brunswick, and brought it across the country by train. Then it came up the coast and over the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway in 1900. While picking up the boiler, Christensen’s grandfather also accomplished a much more important task. “He had been betrothed to my grandmother, an Irish lass from Belfast who had been working as a housekeeper in Boston where they met,” said Christensen. “He wrote her a letter that said, ‘I’m up in the Klondike and I’m coming back out in the summer of 1900. If you want to still marry me, meet me in Halifax and then you’re going to the Yukon.’ And she did, she came across the country and that was the last time she ever saw her family in Ireland.” The pair settled in Dawson City and had children, including Christensen’s mother, Martha (Ballentine) Cameron. That’s where they made a life for themselves. The marriage worked even though the boiler did not. “They ended up going broke,” said Christensen. “And the boiler is still up there somewhere in the bush.” Two generations and more than 80 years later, in 1980, Christensen, her husband Art, and their two sons, Paul and Phil, hiked the trail for the first time together to follow the footsteps of their ancestors. From the first step, Christensen was hooked. “That first trip we did we were not prepared at all, but we still would have had much better sup-

Judy Dabbs, Ione Christensen, and Pat McKenna offering sourdough pancakes from their cook tent on Bennett Lake, 1989

plies than my grandfather would have had,” she said with a laugh. After 13 hikes, Art had had enough. He said he’d seen everything there is to see on the trail, but Christensen kept going, once or twice each summer for nearly 20 years. “I’ve always loved the trail,” she said. She knows the rhythms of the path well. How it starts low in damp boreal forest, then climbs gradually and gets very steep through the mountain pass. The climb can be difficult, especially if rain or snow makes the rocks wet and slippery, but it’s Christensen’s favourite part. “If there’s a strong south wind with rain or sleet driving at your back, it’s miserable,” she said. “You’re on slippery rocks and working your way up, but then you get to the top of the pass and into the Yukon where it’s protected from the coastal weather. It’s a whole new environment. “At the top of the pass you sort of step through a curtain and then, ahhhhhh, there’s a lovely sunny valley in front of you in the Yukon.” Today, Christensen still uses the same batch of sourdough starter that her ancestors carried over the pass more than 120 years ago. And although she has many credits to her name (she was a justice of the peace, Mayor of Whitehorse, Commissioner of the Yukon, and Yukon’s Senator), that historic sourdough starter has been her claim to fame over the past few years. She’s been interviewed for a number of stories about the starter. She even cooked sourdough

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Ione, Phil and Paul Christensen on their first hike over the Chilkoot Trail in 1980 pancakes with Martha Stewart. Back in the summer of 1998, on the 100th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, Christensen was looking for a novel way to mark the occasion. She and two friends raised money and set up a cook tent at the end of the trail at Bennett Lake, where they served sourdough hotcakes with butter, syrup, tea and hot chocolate to hikers as they passed by on the trail. “The tent was bear-proof, clean and perfect,” said Christensen. “Parks Canada put an electric fence around it too. The fence never worked, but the bears didn’t know that.” The trio would get up early, cook all morning, and yes, they used Christensen’s grandfather’s sourdough starter to make the hotcakes. “My sourdough was never happier than when it was down there on the Chilkoot Trail,” she said. “It must have found some friends because it never tasted so good.” This series is provided by Government of Yukon Historic Sites to highlight the work of Yukoners and their connections to the territory’s heritage. 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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The Delta Rambler with Dennis Allen

Muskrat season

stake the local trappers and, by doing so, gained their loyalty. He was also married to my mother’s

our traditional trapping area. And in the spring, the entire delta would flood. What used to be

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’m glad spring is almost here. It was a tough winter. I almost got lost in a blizzard trying to find my car in the Walmart parking lot. In the delta, March meant one thing—muskrat trapping season was open. And trapped muskrat pelts fetched damned near $2.50 apiece back in 1976. There was good money to be made. Since my older brother had joined the RCMP and moved away, I had to fill in his shoes as my dad’s right-hand man. I couldn’t wait for March 1cause he’d take me out of school for two weeks to help him trap. The beginning of March was the best time to trap muskrats because their pelts were in prime shape. “Prime rats” brought the best prices. We would trap for two weeks straight, often sleeping overnight in a tent, and only back to the main cabin every few days to skin and stretch our muskrats. After two weeks of non-stop trapping, we would trap from town on the weekends until the third week in April, when the muskrat houses would “drop.” Muskrats live in what we call “push-ups.” They dot the lakes throughout the delta. And that’s how you trap a muskrat, by setting the trap inside his “push-up.” You could tell a good lake by how many push-ups it had. And when the weather got hotter, the houses would “drop” into the lake. At the end of April, we’d shop around town for the best prices. Slim Semmler ran a trading post and had at least 50 per cent of the fur business. Slim used to grub-

Muskrat Season comes around every April aunt and we were raised with his grandchildren. He’d also been in the country since the ‘30’s and everyone knew Slim as a fair man. There were other independent fur buyers, plus the local Hudson’s Bay Store. We usually ended up selling to Slim out of loyalty and family history. My dad would then stock up on more gas and grub to get ready for “shooting season,” when we would shoot muskrats after the ice left mid-May. “Shot rats” didn’t fetch as much as trapped ones, but when you got 2,500 of them, at $1.50 apiece, it adds up. Since muskrats live in lakes, all our hunting was done in and around the hundreds of lakes in

“dry” lakes, and “dry” creeks suddenly became links to one another. You could actually drive your boat over areas that were usually dry land. There were endless possibilities to travel throughout the water system. My dad knew every shortcut, portage, and dry creek within 30 miles of our hunting cabin. After a while, I got pretty good at learning the land. Every family had their own “country” and there was an unwritten rule that you didn’t hunt in other people’s “country,” even if they weren’t hunting that spring. That allowed the muskrat population to grow for the next season. But over time, if a guy abandoned his “country,” then it

populate and die from disease or would eat themselves out of willow shoots. There were only so many to go around. When my cousins and I got older, we’d go hunting on our own. By then, families had moved off the land and there was lots of “open country” that we liked to explore. And explore we did, sometimes going so deep into the lake systems that we’d actually get lost and would take several hours, and gallons of precious gasoline, to get out. But our parents never worried about us. Nowadays if your kid misses the bus, there’s an amber alert. I remember one spring we left on a hunting trip after school on

Friday with nothing more than a teapot, some bannock and a couple of cans of Klik. We shot fat ducks and roasted them over the fire for supper. We hunted all night and slept out in the open the next day. Then more hunting around the clock. We were deep into the lake systems when the river ice broke and the river began to “run,” which meant the river was a flowing stream of broken jumble ice. It was Sunday night and we had to go back to school the next day. The only way to cross the river was to pull our boat over the broken chunks of ice, falling through every few minutes and clinging to the side of the boat till you could pull yourself back in. It was actually a game for us. We had no fear. I remember walking into the house carrying five gunny sacks with a hundred shot rats and just looking like hell. My mom yelled at me to jump in the shower and quit slopping my wet socks and pants all over the place. She knew we were safer out in the delta than some of our friends who’d spent the weekend in town all night drinking parties. So enjoy spring and don’t forget about all the old trappers who used to make a living trapping “rats” for a living during this time. Dennis Allen is an awardwinning filmmaker, forlorn songwriter and hopeless storyteller. He’s the only guy he knows who’s never seen the Stones.

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Smells like Yukon “The Yukon’s most podcastiest podcasters podcast the hell out of podworthy Yukon stories” https://smellslikeyukon.podbean.com/

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ull disclosure: I haven’t exactly figured out the “fortune” part, but making podcasts can be a lot of fun! As a budding writer with a sheaf of completed short stories in hand, I wondered about the next step. Then I met Terry Fallis, twotime winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, when he visited Whitehorse. He made his unpublished works into podcasts where they were snapped up by book publishers. Well, that sounded cool. I know computers and have taught school students the miracles of manipulating music and noise with software. I could turn my stories into podcasts! I discovered that podcasting can be really complex and expensive or really simple and cheap, all somewhat related to quality. I opted to start with simple and cheap and keep my options open. But podcasting anywhere on the quality spectrum still involves the same six steps.

Step 1: Content development.

Steps to creating a podcast

Audacity, which is free for the download on PC and Mac. Then you need a quiet place away from barking dogs and ceiling fans. Try early morning with the windows closed.

Step 3: Editing and production. The same software used for recording often works for editing too. Basic sound editing is like basic document editing. You can cut and paste (remove snorts and move sounds around), do a few useful effects (fade in and fade out) and add headers/footers. (Standard intros and exits.) This can be as simple, or as complex as you want and it gets easier with practice. Sure, a radio play can be really complicated. But it doesn’t have to be, depending on where you are on the podcasting scale of evolution. Basic editing with one reader, one mic and coconut shells for the sound of galloping horses might do the trick.

Step 4: Saving and tagging.

You need content for your podcasts. Mine was short stories, so my content turned out sort of like radio plays. Many other podcasts are like talk shows on a certain subject, or news reports for some specialized field. It’s really important that the content be your own. You can’t include Beatles music in your podcast because you don’t own the rights.

Saving an edited file as .mp3 from the editing software is not a big deal after setting a few technical options. When you listen to an .mp3 file, whether it’s music or a podcast, the playback device usually displays at least the artist’s name and the name of the track. That info is hidden in the .mp3 file as tags. (Meta data.) Tagging an .mp3 is fairly simple with free software such as Mp3tag.

Step 2: Recording.

Step 5: Uploading to the

This is the area where things can get really complex and expensive. But just about every connected device these days has a built-in mic, which will do to get your content into the computer until you realize you want something better. I started out with a good-quality external USB mic that I used with school classes. For recording software, I use

Internet. A podcast has to live on the Internet somewhere so that people can listen to it or download it. Apple Podcasts does NOT store podcasts on the Apple site; it just indexes them and provides links to where they are actually stored. If you already have a website and know how to put content on it,

you’re most of the way there. (But more below!)

Step 6: Getting Apple Podcasts to take note. Getting your podcast listed by Apple or other podcast service is a matter of providing them info about the podcast series. This requires two pieces of info on your website in addition to the .mp3 podcast files themselves. The first is a graphics image that gets displayed alongside your podcasts. You only have to figure this out once per series. The second is an “RSS feed,” which is a text file in XML format. If that sounds like GeekGreek, don’t worry. That file has one section to describe the series (i.e. series title, author, overview description, name of graphic image) and one section for each episode (i.e. episode title, episode synopsis), as many as there are. Setting this up can be a bit of a chore but there are ways of testing before going live. Once the first episode is working, adding another episode means simply copy/pasting the structure from the previous episode and changing the corresponding info including new title and new synopsis. If you are interested in making your own podcasts and already have ideas for step 1, then I can help with the technical details of steps two through six. Yes, for free. This isn’t my work. And if you are interested in a shared website to distribute, or at least index, Yukon podcasts created by Yukoners, let’s talk! Tim Green is an eclectic engineer, editor, and storyteller who lives in Whitehorse. He’s also a shared recipient of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Peace. You can contact him through Timmit.ca


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Seven tips for bringing home a new pup Smooth and successful transition by Michelle Wieser

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ou’re excited for the arrival of your new pup. You have all the necessary, and maybe some unnecessary, gear. (Did you really need matching sweaters?) You’re ready for hiking, camping, ball-throwing and cuddles. Lots of cuddles. Unfortunately, your new dog may feel like he’s just landed on an alien planet. Your house is strange, the smells are different. Everyone is reaching for him and he’s not so sure about the new sweater. Here are seven tips to help your pup settle in for the first three days.

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1. Let your pup approach at his own pace Reaching hands and hugs might be overwhelming at first. Sit quietly and let your pup approach you. Let him solicit affection. If he comes in for the pets and affection, you’re golden! If he backs away, let him. No one likes an ‘Elmyra.’

2. Don’t be stingy with the treats Help your dog make a positive association with you and your family right away. Look for any behaviors you like and give treats generously. Nothing says ‘these people are awesome’ like dehydrated sardines from the Feed Store.

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6. Potty train right away Don’t let your pup out of your sight and let him out often. Ignore this advice and you’ll be in deep shit, literally. Bring your pup outside, on-leash, to a designated potty area. Once your pup has gone potty, praise and let them explore. This will teach your pup to potty right away. Hint: this will be very handy at -30 degrees.

This is not the time to take your new dog to crowded Rendezvous events. Give him some time to settle into his new surroundings before introducing him to new and challenging surroundings. Your dog may not understand the fun in chainsaw chucking just yet.

4. Skip the welcome party

7. Introduce other pets carefully

You want to show off your new pup to your friends and you can absolutely do that. Just wait a week until your pup has settled in. Treat your new dog like an introverted roommate. He warms up to one friend at a time, but is totally awkward at dinner parties. Invite friends over in small numbers to start.

If you have existing pets, they may feel like their space is being invaded by a fuzzy stranger. Use baby gates and barriers to allow pets to see one another without being ‘up in each other’s business.’ Take dogs for a leashed walk outside on neutral ground before bringing them inside. If you have tiny dictators with claws, by which I mean cats, you’ll want to separate them from your new pup for a few days.

5. Set up a crate, pen, or separate area and make it fun Everyone wants their own space for some ‘me time’ and your dog is no different. This is where you will feed all meals, puzzle toys, chews and stuffed kongs. Your pup needs a safe place to stay when you’re out and it’s important to create a positive association with this space while you’re home.

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Tails Ginny’s ‘Boys’ - the k9 ones!

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So cute! Is it really that surprising Ginny brought TWO home?

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hat’s what many friends, and even some family, thought when Ginny Macdonald came home with not just one, but two frisky puppies. Ginny and her husband, Grant, are in their mid to late sixties and have three adult sons – Danny, Kevin and Sean. Acquiring anything new, let alone two puppies requiring toilet and other training, was not something many couples in their age category were signing up for.

It was July 9th when they started the drive home with the two blemin coloured (white with red patches) yetunnamed puppies. Knowing the pups were headed to the ‘Klondike’, and having to submit names by a certain date, the breeders registered them as Yukon Gold and Yukon Silver.

Ginny is not a rash person, but she knew exactly the breed she was after; a King Charles Cavalier spaniel. This breed is sociable, playful, patient and fearless – originally bred to be ratters in European castles. With encouragement from son Kevin, she seized the opportunity when a litter became available. She did surprise even herself however, when, upon arriving to view the litter, she and Grant decided on two pups, rather than just one. There was just something about the dogs, the well-kept Cantebury Kennels, and the kind breeders – one of which shared the same name as Ginny’s late sister - Bernice. Sometimes you just gotta trust your gut, even to the surprise of your friends and family.

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The Macdonalds considered those titles, but ultimately decided on Leo and Ringo. Or, simply, ‘the boys’ as Ginny affectionately refers to them - not to be confused with her three sons, who all walk or visit the dogs often.

It was just two months after Remy’s death that Ginny and Grant had Leo and Ringo in hand! “I wouldn’t do it again, next time. But I’m glad we did!” Ginny reflected, some 10 months after bringing them home. “It was an emotional filling of a void I think. Who would think we could go so gaga over a dog?!”

“Leo is more of a mama’s boy” said Ginny “he just wants to go outside and play. He loves to play. Ringo is more docile but he gets into everything. He’s mischievous.” Ginny laughed “He once got into a bag of turmeric and rolled in it, turning his white patches to yellow...Such is our daily life with the pups!” I asked Ginny about training and she explained that “these dogs are quite smart and the breed is easily motivated by food…they learn very quickly.”

She also says you need to be fair to the pet and be able to give them lots of exercise. Ginny was already an active person before getting Leo and Ringo, so bringing them on daily walks was not a stretch for her by any means.

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It is a well-researched fact that pets boost the emotional wellbeing of their owners – seniors in particular. As Ginny revealed “they are very soothing and they are a companion. You can tell them anything and they don’t judge you.”

For Ginny and Grant, along with their sons and any visitors, it’s clear that Leo and Ringo are “an extension of the family” and have a grand life indeed! Though she’d love some grandchildren to focus her energy on, Ginny says ‘her boys’ (of the K9 variety) “pretty much dominate the scene (at home) right now!”

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“If I wasn’t as mobile I think I would consider an older dog. You have to assess your situation. I wouldn’t recommend to anyone, let alone a senior, to get a puppy unless you are active. They need exercise. It’s not fair to the dog to be housebound. You owe them as good of a life as you can give them. “

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“Leo and Ringo don’t really replace Remy but they went a long way…It was a good way to assuage the pain.” Ginny noted that “Remy was kind of my dog but Leo and Ringo are communal dogs – everyone’s been involved. They are true family dogs.”

The Macdonalds promptly found a breeder and soon purchased their own Cavalier spaniel, Remy – named for Rémy Martin. “He was my best friend,” Ginny enthused. She was heartbroken when he died suddenly just a few days shy of what would have been his 7th birthday – May 7, 2019.

But sign up they did, with gumption! Grant and Ginny, along with their youngest son, Sean, drove down to Penticton and returned with the purebred dogs last July, before many friends even knew they’d left. “You got two?!” I recall her son Danny exclaiming when he heard the news at work. It would not be the last he heard of the pups, who quickly took centre stage in the Macdonald’s lives. But I’m getting ahead of myself…

Leo and Ringo were not her first foray into the breed, which Ginny had discovered quite by accident, some seven years earlier. On that fateful day, her neighbour’s purebred puppy got out, ran across the yard and jumped right into her arms! It was the first time Ginny had met a Cavalier spaniel and she instantly fell in love. In fact, she thought it was the cutest dog she’d ever seen.

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Fridays/Saturdays/Mondays Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 AM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fridays/Mondays Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 PM Dawson City Fitness Centre Fridays/Saturdays Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 PM Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sundays St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Tuesdays Step n Strong 7:00 PM Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit@me.com 867-993-2520 Mon Mar 23 CANCELLED - Youth Art Enrichment 2020 Dawson City Cancelled Event - Call or email for more information. 867-993-5005 programs@kiac.ca Dawson City Wed Mar 25 Drop-in Curling 7:30 PM Dawson City Curling Club Thu Mar 26 Hatha Yoga with Jennifer 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 9933518 for more info. Thu Mar 26 YouTube Karaoke 10:00 PM Westminster Hotel Fri Mar 27 Jesse Smith in the Tavern 6:00 PM Westminster Hotel Sat Mar 28 Muay Thai Classes 12:00 PM Robert Service School Sat Mar 28 SUSPENDED (until further notice) - 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, Sun Mar 29 Beginner - Varied Styles 10:00 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Learn about what yoga is, how to determine whether yoga is for you. Call 993-3518 for more info. Sun Mar 29 Silent Meditation 11:30 AM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Sun Mar 29 Chess Club 1:00 PM Minto Concession Beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Tue Mar 31 Muay Thai Classes 5:30 PM Minto Concession Tue Mar 31 Hatha Yoga with Diane 5:45 PM Soulstice Yoga Studio Call 993-3518 for more info. Tue Mar 31 Drop-in Volleyball 7:00 PM Robert Service School 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Tue Mar 31 SUSPENDED (until further notice) - Youth Hip Hop 7:30 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture For more info. please contact executivedirector@ kiac.ca 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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Thu Mar 26 Women’s Circle 5:30 PM Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu Mar 26 Adult Soccer 7:30 PM St. Elias Community School Fri Mar 27 Story Hour 10:00 AM Haines Junction Community Library Tue Mar 31 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 PM Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue Mar 31 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 PM Takhini Hall Wed Apr 1 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Wed Apr 1 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre

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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 Mar 28 Youth Movie Night 5:00 PM Lorne Mountain Community Centre Make pizza and watch a movie! Call 667-7083 for more info. Mount Lorne

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

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 Wed Mar 25 Sledding Day 3:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Snacks and hot chocolate at the Youth Centre afterwards. Fri Mar 27 Movie Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center Sat Mar 28 Moms & Babies 11:00 AM Old Crow Community Center Pregnant moms and babies from 0-2 years only. Sun Mar 29 Toddler Gym 2:00 PM Chief Zzeh Gittlit School Children aged 2 - 4 years only. Tue Mar 31 Adult Fitness 6:00 PM Chief Zzeh Gittlit School Tue Mar 31 Gym Night 7:00 PM Old Crow Community Center

Wed Mar 25 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 Apr 1 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 Apr 1 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca

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Tuesdays Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 3354250 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 3354250 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!

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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 Wed Mar 25 Haines Public Library Closed Until 3/31/20 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Mar 25 Learn How To...Maintain Your Vehicle 6:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Mar 26 Technology Thursdays 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Mar 26 Comics 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Thu Mar 26 NASA 6:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Mar 27 Cross-country skiing/ Snowshoeing 1:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Fri Mar 27 Women’s History Movie Night 7:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sat Mar 28 Haines Public Library Open 1:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Sun Mar 29 Sunday Worship Online Only (public service canceled due to precautionary measures regarding COVID-19) 11:00 AM Haines Presbyterian Church Sun Mar 29 5th Sunday Ecumenical Service 7:00 PM Haines Presbyterian Church Tue Mar 31 Ashtanga Yoga with Melina 9:30 AM Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue Mar 31 Haines Public Library Closed Until 3/31/20 11:00 AM Haines Borough Public Library Tue Mar 31 Upcycled Art for Earth Day Contest 4:30 PM Haines Borough Public Library Wed Apr 1 Learn How To...Harvest Seeds 6:00 PM Haines Borough Public Library

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Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Wed 11-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 1:304:30| Thurs/Fri Closed #907-766-2545 Mondays and Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

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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, 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 Mar 25 Adult Volleyball 6:30 PM St. Elias Community School Thu Mar 26 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 PM Haines Junction Seniors Apartments

MARSH LAKE

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Tuesdays North of 60 Seniors 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 Wed Mar 25 Mortality Talks 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Mar 25 MLCS Board Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Mar 25 Marsh Lake Community Society Meeting 7:30 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre All Welcome to attend. Thu Mar 26 Chair Yoga - 2020 Session 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu Mar 26 Shuffleboard & Games NightJackalope(licensed) & Gym 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fri Mar 27 Friday Night Dinner & Drinks (licensed) 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Mar 28 Come Play Bridge ! 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Mar 28 Knitting Circle 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sat Mar 28 Happy Hour & Snacks in the Jackalope 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun Mar 29 Round Bottom Basket Workshop 10:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Learn to make a traditional round bottom basket. To register email marshlake@gmail.com or call 6604999 Sun Mar 29 South of Six - Toddlers gym time 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun Mar 29 Pickleball - all welcome! 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Mar 31 South of Six - Toddlers gym time 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Mar 31 Come Play Bridge ! 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue Mar 31 Beginner Iyengar Yoga with Richard 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Apr 1 Thu Apr 30 CANCELLED - A Celebration of Swans Swan Haven Interpretive Centre Cancelled Event - Swan Haven Interpretive Centre will be closed for the season. Wed Apr 1 Waste Mgmt Society Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

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 Until Mar 31 - Skagway Recreation Closed due to Coronavirus Pandemic Wed Apr 1 Back & Hip Yoga 10:00 AM Skagway Recreation Centre Wed Apr 1 SpinYOGA 4:45 PM Skagway Recreation Centre

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Saturdays/Wednesdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 3993418 Thursdays Carpet Bowling 11:15 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. 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.

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 996-2043 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 9962508 or by email bbarchen@gmail.com

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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 536-8023Wed Mar 25 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 Mar 26 Parents and Tots 10:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu Mar 26 Community Kitchen 10:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre A afternoon of being in the kitchen, cooks some nutritious meals and bake some goodies to take home. Thu Mar 26 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 6:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Yoga mats available, bring your own is encouraged. Held in the Oval room, entrance fee is admission. Sat Mar 28 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 11:00 AM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Yoga mats available, bring your own is encouraged. Held in the Oval room, entrance fee is admission. Sun Mar 29 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon Mar 30 Baby Chit Chat 1:30 PM Watson Lake Family Centre For newbornone 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 Mar 31 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 Mar 31 Infant Massage 1:15 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage, to improve bonding, sleeping periods, colic, and much more. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call 536-2125 for more info. Tue Mar 31 Body Fit 7:00 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023


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Taking Care Of You

Not all seizures are the same by Erika Serviss-Low

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e rely on our brains, but how much do we know about them and their inner workings? Seeing your own brain when a doctor illuminates an X-ray is not an experience one may ever forget, especially if the doctor points to it. “See this,” he said, pointing to my own brain, which looked like any other picture of a brain that I’d ever seen, but it was mine. I was looking at my brain. My head felt heavy with it. “The two halves of the brain should be mirror images of one another,” the doctor said. I will admit that, until then, I did not know that. “Your brain,” he said. “has extra lines on this side.” He pointed to them. I could see them. Then he told me I have temporal lobe epilepsy. I remember him saying, “you were probably born with it.” I remember the look on my mother’s face when I told her. “Was it something I did while I was pregnant with you?” she asked. I assured her it wasn’t. All of that was almost 20 years ago now. The brain’s lobes, and learning about them and their functions, have been particularly interesting to me these past 20 years. My seizures are in my tem-

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poral lobe. There are three additional lobes in each side (or each hemisphere) of the brain. These include the frontal, occipital and parietal lobe. Each lobe is responsible for something that you do. My seizures, which I, and those around me, did not immediately recognize as seizures, include only me spacing out, stopping what I’m saying, and staring off in the distance. My seizures only last a few minutes. My seizures have been misinterpreted as my being high or drunk, which is ironic since I can’t drink and I have to be careful of even cold medication. People have, when they’ve seen me have seizures, called 911. This has happened while I’m walking my dog, getting coffee, buying dog booties and even on the road. (I don’t have a license anymore.) There are many types of seizures. If you, or a loved one is diagnosed with epilepsy, you will face a lot of misunderstanding (from yourself and others) and a lack of support—there are very few services for those who are diagnosed with epilepsy, even though it’s the brain, which controls soooo much. Even today, when I hear a sound, I’ve been known to say, “does anyone else hear that?” If I look out the window, those around me

call my name because they think I’m having a seizure. I swallow a lot of pills every morning and evening. I, in my mid-40s, have a pill case that, until I bought it, I’d only ever seen at my grandparents’ house. My children and husband have seen seizures, the tiredness that comes afterward and the mood changes. My parents have worried about me. I have been lucky to live a long life before my adult onset-seizures—I travelled and I went to university, all of which may have been hampered by diagnosis and all that comes with it. I’m lucky that doctors can look at my brain and see that I have seizures. Not everyone with seizures is so lucky. I’m lucky that I don’t have seizures that last hours and I have not had multiple, unhelpful surgeries. I try to get eight hours of sleep, and eat and drink enough. I’ve changed my lifestyle. I’ve pointed to my medical alert bracelet when all else fails. I text my husband when I leave the house and when I return because I want there to be some record of where I went in case I go missing. It’s hard and it is an uphill battle. Just when I am feeling better about it all, I may have a seizure that makes me very aware again of the brain in my head and everything it controls.

Facts about seizures ❁ Six types of seizures. ❁ More than 1,000 people die a year from sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, also known as SUDEP. ❁ Do not call 911 unless it is the person’s first seizure, you don’t know, or the seizure lasts more than five minutes. ❁ Do not put something in someone’s mouth when they are having a seizure.

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ACTIVE & WELLNESS EVENT LISTINGS ACTIVE LISTINGS Wed Mar 25 CANCELLED: Yukon Native Hockey Tournament Canada Games Centre CANCELLED: Yukon Native Hockey Tournament Wed Mar 25 Kettlebells and Conditioning 1:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A high-intensity endurance workout using circuit training followed by short periods of rest. Register at the gym, drop in spots when available. 633-5245 Wed Mar 25 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range Wed Mar 25 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 Mar 25 Beginner Insanity & Transform Series 5:30 PM Yukon Herbal Health Centre A beginner HIIT-style boot camp class, register online or drop in. Thu Mar 26 Kettlebells and Conditioning 12:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A high-intensity endurance workout using circuit training followed by short periods of rest. Register at the gym, drop in spots when available. 633-5245 Thu Mar 26 Ice Towers - Locals’ Night 6:00 PM Equinox Adventures Get your ice climb on, meet other climbers, take a lesson, try new gear. Please RSVP - limited space. Call 334-3725 ore email equinox@ equinoxyukon.com for more info. Thu Mar 26 Cadet-Biathlon 6:30 PM Biathlon Range Thu Mar 26 Intermediate Salsa & Bachata 7:45 PM Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks Pre-requisites: A fun, positive & polite attitude. Email salsayukon@gmail. com for more information. Fri Mar 27 Strong by Zumba with Lynda 6:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Call 633-5245 for more info. Fri Mar 27 Kettlebells and Conditioning 1:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A high-intensity endurance workout using circuit training followed by short periods of rest. Register at the gym, drop in spots when available. 633-5245 Fri Mar 27 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Sat Mar 28 zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Sun Mar 29 Open Ski Day Biathlon Range Sun Mar 29 Velocity/Pursuit Practice 10:30 AM Biathlon Range Mon Mar 30 Kettlebells and Conditioning 1:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A high-intensity endurance workout using circuit training followed by short periods of rest. Register at the gym, drop in spots when available. 633-5245 Mon Mar 30 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 Mar 30 Beginner Insanity & Transform Series 5:30 PM Yukon Herbal Health Centre A beginner HIIT-style boot camp class, register online or drop in. Tue Mar 31 Kettlebells and Conditioning 12:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A high-intensity endurance workout using circuit training followed by short periods of rest. Register at the gym, drop in spots when available. 633-5245 Tue Mar 31 Beginner Insanity & Transform Series 5:30 PM Yukon Herbal Health Centre A beginner HIIT-style boot camp class, register online or drop in. Wed Apr 1 Kettlebells and Conditioning 1:00 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre A high-intensity endurance workout using circuit training followed by short periods of rest. Register at the gym, drop in spots when available. 633-5245 Wed Apr 1 Velocity Squad 4:30 PM Biathlon Range à Wed Apr 1 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 Apr 1 Yukon B Fit 5:00 PM Wicked Ram Fitness This class is designed for the people who want to enjoy all the fun of the group environment, but want a less intense program. For more info email wickedramfitness@outlook.com. Wed Apr 1 Beginner Insanity & Transform Series 5:30 PM Yukon Herbal Health Centre A beginner HIIT-style boot camp class, register online or drop in.

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Wed Mar 25 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Mar 25 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 Mar 25 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 Mar 25 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 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed Mar 25 Better Backs Hips & Hams 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it. To register, call or email, drop ins welcome! 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Thu Mar 26 Spring Morning Stretch with Candace 7:15 AM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Wake your body, reduce stress, and focus your energy and mind. Call 334-8599 or email rootedtreemassage@gmail.com for more info. Thu Mar 26 Heated Core Yoga Thursdays 7:30 PM Breath of Life Collective This practice pairs breath with mindful movement, transitioning through poses slowly with strength. Open to all levels. Call 332-3569 or email breathoflifeyukon@gmail. com for more info. Fri Mar 27 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri Mar 27 Fermented Foodies The Boreal “Culture Club” 5:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Come eat, share and chat about fermented foods! Email katherine@takesguts.ca for information. Fri Mar 27 Slow Flow Resto - All Levels 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery All Levels – Stretch, gentle flow + restore. Preregistration appreciated, Drop-ins welcome. wallymaltz@mac.com Sat Mar 28 Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free DropIn counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Sat Mar 28 Red Tara Practice 12:30 PM VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sat Mar 28 Hatha Yoga 12:30 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Alignment and how to approach each pose in order to ensure balance, safety and focus. Call or email to register or drop in. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Sun Mar 29 Restorative Yoga 10:30 AM Alpine Bakery Slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. Drop in any time wallymaltz@mac.com Sun Mar 29 Gentle Yoga 12:30 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Get moving and breathing easy with special consideration for those who are stiff, inflexible, and new to yoga. Open to all levels. Call or email to register or drop in. 334-8599

rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Sun Mar 29 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM 509 Hansen Street Contact oayukon@gmail.com for more information Mon Mar 30 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 PM Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon Mar 30 Shamata Meditation 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon Mar 30 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 PM White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon Mar 30 Absolute Beginners – Intro to Yoga 5:30 PM Alpine Bakery An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga including the principles of internal form, breath, and core, To register call or email 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon Mar 30 SMART Recovery Meetings 7:00 PM Sarah Steele Building Free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. Mon Mar 30 Hips Ham Core 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it To register call or email, drop ins welcome 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Mon Mar 30 Yin Restorative Yoga 7:30 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Get moving and breathing easy with special consideration for those who are stiff, inflexible, and new to yoga. Open to all levels. Call or email to register or drop in. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Tue Mar 31 Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Mental Health Association Yukon Free DropIn counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Tue Mar 31 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 Mar 31 Mr. Miyagi AcroYoga 7:00 PM Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Develop the strength within and around acro poses, exploring your possibilities and building strength. Call or email to register. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Tue Mar 31 Heated Flow Yoga Tuesdays 7:30 PM Breath of Life Collective A combination of strength, sweat, and spirituality, in an energizing and meditative flow sequence. Open to all levels. Call 3323569 or email breathoflifeyukon@gmail.com for more info. Wed Apr 1 21 in 30 Yoga Challenge 10:00 AM Breath of Life Collective Daily practice is where the magic happens! To enter: purchase an April 1-Month Membership for $147, and show up to your mat at least 21 times in the 30 days of April. Wed Apr 1 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 AM Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed Apr 1 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 Apr 1 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 Apr 1 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 wallymaltz@mac.com Wed Apr 1 Better Backs Hips & Hams 7:30 PM Alpine Bakery Find out exactly what and where your core is, learn how to breath into and from it, engage it, work from it. To register, call or email, drop ins welcome! 393-4440 wallymaltz@mac.com

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