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within her community about her not being recognized for her talents and her skills. In her bio, Jay goes on to explain that, as a disabled trans woman, Jay has used her art to process the many challenges she has faced. One of her first means of self-expression is a cartoon character called Miss Jay, who she has continued to draw for 38 years. After visiting Jay’s show, I met with her and her support worker, Meriya Gmeiner-McPherson, at Inclusion Yukon. We began with discussing Jay’s collecting activities during which she gathers rusted bits of metal and other objects she’ll scan to use in her artmaking. To assist with this work, Jay has fashioned an ingenious cane with strong magnets on the bottom for attracting metal, reflectors to improve her visibility, and a hook at the top made from a bicycle gear changer. The hook carries her bags of cans. Bottle caps and liners are the most prevalent materials in her

prints, but scraps of paper also make an appearance. “Any decaying thing will work,” Jay says. “Old stamps people forget and throw away in the garbage, I take and turn into art or use in my films.” And so I learn that Jay is also a filmmaker. One of her films, called Plastics Copy, features a montage of images and patterns, many of which are from a salvaged book of vintage tile patterns from 1937. A second film is abstract, with slow pacing and a single piano for a soundtrack. She likens the melancholy piece to “travelling through your memories.” Jay is also interested in animation. For example, she found a how-to karate book at the free store and manipulated the photographs so that the karate master is dancing. She has also animated her character, Miss Jay. To make her art, Jay has learned to be incredibly resourceful. She has used PowerPoint to make animations by speeding up cont’d on page 3 ...

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Beauty through decay ... cont’d the slides. She knows a lot about free programs and CNET. And of course, she recycles materials and will re-use the same image or pattern in different contexts. Jay also credits others for helping her. Gmeiner-McPherson has mentored her in building her art practice as a business. Her sister, who makes beads which she sells on Facebook, inspired Jay to do the same. Arctic Star Printers

used their equipment to maximize the quality of the images in Beauty Through Decay. All of these supporters are helping Jay realize her lifelong dream of selling her art. Jay’s practice reminds me of several artists whose work interests me, in that she is essentially self-taught, she never stops exploring new techniques and she always has new ideas.

Jay finds her inspiration in reusing what others throw away. Her practice is grounded in an urban environment and the refuse on the street. But she also acknowledges that Mother Nature plays a role in the processes that produce the decay that Jay is so interested in making beautiful. “Some people think decay is ugly,” Jay says. “If you turn it into art, people will like it.”

Beauty Through Decay can be viewed at the Free Space Gallery through October. Jenffer Jay’s work is available for purchase through her website: https:// jjenffer.wixsite.com/mysite

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Grey Matters with Barry Waitt

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et’s face it–being a senior means being closer to the end. That is, we are closer to death. When I was born, life expectancy for a Canadian male was 72 years. Now it’s 80. Medical science is forever making advances that push those boundaries and will challenge the inevitability of death. However, in 2020, to the best of my knowledge, death will still come to all of us. This article is not about the process of dying, but about what comes after. Why is death so feared? Associations include somber funeral halls, coffins, the grim reaper with his sickle, and darkness as black as coal. The fear of death could have two facets to it. First is the fear of not getting more of what you are used to, the indelible pleasures of life.

Maybe you want more of both the mundane and the meaningful, including: • One more succulent steak dinner and glass of rich-bodied Merlot. • One more spectacular mountain or ocean view to soak in. • One more exhilarating close encounter with your partner, or a complete stranger! • The joy of seeing a child’s smile, whether it be your grandchild or any child in the playground playing with friends. • The inner fulfillment of a stimulating intellectual discussion or a creative endeavour. • The warmth of holding the hand of, or just being in the company of your love, your life partner, your soulmate. There is little question that admitting you may no longer be a part of it all causes some of the unease surrounding thoughts of one’s own death. If one could, as some suggest, simply and completely “live in the moment,” a person would have much less problem letting go of the habits and joys of life. A wonderful concept. I am not able to do it. I believe the part that is a real “fear” comes from not knowing what’s next. The fear of the unknown. We do not know what happens after we die because no one has come back to tell us about it in an extensive manner. There have been reported

after-death experiences, but those are short glimpses, not the “complete story.” I would, however, suggest that what is assumed about what happens after we die can be slotted into four broad categories:

makes you happy and fulfilled is in abundance, both externally and internally. I have, however, seen enough science fiction movies about utopia to suspect that there is always a “catch” to being in utopia.

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Things are different. We, or whatever we have transformed into, are simply different and the world around us is different. It is not necessarily better or worse,

just different. On the assumption that there is not a continuation of the conscious thought process from one “life” to the next, then it is a fresh slate. If your consciousness does not reach back, then the fear of this unknown future is illogical. The mind of today and the mind of the future never meet. • There is nothing. We are simply a physical body and the body ceases to function. We die and our existence is complete on every possible level. Why fear it if there is nothing to feel? Considering the above analysis, what is it we are now looking at in terms of potential outcomes of death? If we have four potential outcomes and three of them are not negative ones, then you are batting .750. If a quarterback in football connects on 75 per cent of his passes, he is doing well. If a batter in professional baseball hit .750, he would be a superstar. Perhaps the advantage of being older and having more time on your hands is that you can work on coming to terms with death and meet it with curiosity, rather than fear. That is how I am trying to approach what comes with death. Barry Waitt is a Whitehorsebased writer.

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waandak Theatre’s fall production, There is Violence and There is Righteous Violence and There is Death or The Born-Again Crow, is a family affair. The play is written and directed by Caleigh Crow. Her brother, Colin Wolf, is artistic director and producer, and one of the actors. Crow and Wolf are Métis, born and raised in Moh’kins’tsis (Calgary). Wolf moved to Whitehorse last year to work as artistic director for Gwaandak Theatre. When Wolf was still in Alberta, the siblings founded a small theatre called Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre, who is partnering on the Yukon production of The Born Again Crow. Crow and Wolf are accustomed to working together, and juggling several roles. “That’s how we’re used to working, having to wear a lot of hats because we come from a really indie theatre where we don’t have the money to hire four designers and consultants and this and that – we have to figure it out on our own,” Wolf explains. “So it’s interesting that we only have to wear two hats [for this production] instead of four or five or six like sometimes in the past.” The two are taking a break from rehearsal when I speak with them. Crow tells me about the origins of The Born-Again Crow, which was inspired by a news story about a nine-year-old girl who lived in the Pacific Northwest and fed birds in her backyard. Eventually the crows started bringing her gifts, “little shiny bits and bobs” as Crow describes them. “I was really struck by this story,” Crow says. “It was right

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around the time I was getting into birds and birdwatching so I was learning a lot about birds and bird behaviour and I didn’t know that this was a thing that could happen.” From there, Crow started wondering how she could take the story and “make it kind of spooky and scary – I love genres like sci-fi and horror and fantasy.” “So I followed this story as I was writing it, incorporating my own ideas about transformation, change, finding your place in the

world, being a misfit, [and] not understanding yourself,” Crow says. “And then my work usually has some sort of comment on what it’s like to be a worker, what it’s like to be a marginalized person and what it means to be on the bottom rung of capitalism.” The latter theme – the plight of the worker – has been experienced in real life by the cast due to Covid-related concessions. The actors are required to wear masks during rehearsal and performance, and so the play was

tweaked to be set during Covid. A few lines were added. This has taken a toll on the performers. “It’s added a lot of pressure and it’s exacerbated a lot of what Caleigh’s talked about already about being at the bottom rung of the working class realm,” Wolf says. “ A handful of lines about Covid have added so much pressure and really raised the stakes there.” Two members of the cast, Meredith Pritchard, who plays Beth (the young woman who be-

friends the birds), and Wolf, who plays the crow, performed a scene from the show at Theatre in the Bush. It was an opportunity for Pritchard and Wolf to perform outside, unmasked. The cast is rounded out with local performer Elaine Schiman as Beth’s mom, and Alberta actor Andrés Moreno, who plays four roles. Covid has also required some experimentation in how the play is presented. It’s being offered as two episodes over the last two weekends in October, so that the audience is only in the Old Fire Hall for half an hour. Wolf says they will livestream the show if possible, or present a digital version. This means that people can attend one episode live and watch the other at home if they like. This will also allow folks from across the country to see the show. In spite of the many challenges, Crow and Wolf are happy to be working together, as once Covid hit, they weren’t sure the production would happen. “We’re super grateful to be able to gather in one place and work on this, not exactly in the way we used to, but the things that are awesome about the process of live theatre and the presentation of live theatre are still preserved,” Crow says. “There are just certain accommodations we have to make but we’re more than happy to do it for the cause.” Tickets for The Born-Again Crow are available from yukontickets.com. There will also be performances in Dawson November 4 and 6.

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t’s been more than four years since I moved to Whitehorse, but I had not made it to Dawson City yet. Even though my former colleague at the City of New Westminster had worked several summers at Diamond Tooth Gerties and had insisted, you have to go to Dawson City, I had not gotten around to making the trip. The main reason was that I have arthritis and sitting in a car for that many hours is usually not a pleasant experience. But, much to my surprise, during my trip to New Mexico in February I found that I was able to drive long distances with tolerable discomfort. Really though, it was COVID-19 and the timing of the lifting of the restrictions that brought my daughter Rebecca and I together to go to Dawson. She was laid off when COVID-19 hit the entertainment industry hard in Vancouver.

Then, in July, the government lifted the requirement for B.C. residents to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the Yukon. As we thought about what we could do during her visit, Dawson City seemed like the logical destination for a couple of nights. As it had been the whole summer of 2020, the weather forecast was mixed to poor. We headed out early with a truck full of snacks for the trip. Loading up with snacks turned out to be a good thing as we ended up not stopping along the way for lunch. I had been told it took six hours to drive to Dawson City. Even though we made limited stops to stretch our legs, the trip took seven-anda-half hours. On the way up, we encountered: Rain the entire distance, except a 15-minute respite. Five delays for road construc-

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The moose’s trail through the old settling pond PHOTO: Nicole Favron

Making a mark in the art world

Dawson artist wins BMO 1st Art! Competition by Heather LeDuc

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ast winter, on a placer mine outside of Dawson City, Nicole Favron set out to shovel a path through snow three feet deep, paralleling the tracks of a moose. She shovelled for two days, in weather that dropped to 40 below, documenting her effort with a short video. The entire process became an art piece called 5.5 hours of shovelling so I can walk in the path of a moose, which Favron made as part of a class in four-dimensional art at the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA). Favron’s ephemeral, perform-

ance-based work is now being recognized by the BMO Financial Group, which announced the Dawson artist as the Yukon winner of the 2020 BMO 1st Art! Competition. The annual competition celebrates outstanding achievement by undergraduate artists from all Canadian provinces and territories. The award includes a $7,500 cash prize for Favron and other regional winners. Favron’s recognition for a performance piece is especially impressive as, prior to taking the class in four-dimensional art, she

was accustomed to creating in more traditional two-dimensional formats. “I loved the performance unit we did, it was really eye-opening,” Favron says. “This is just the first year of art school that I’ve done and going into it, all the art I ever created was two-dimensional, just drawing and painting, which is totally fine. But having these other facets of art opened to me was really interesting. I like the performance and how it isn’t super permanent, and open to interpretation.”

While researching her class project, Favron found inspiration in a British artist named Simon Beck, whose “snow art” involves snowshoeing intricate, football field-sized patterns in the snow. A former runner with an orienteering background, Beck plots his designs on a computer before executing them in the snow. Knowing that she also wanted to work with snow, Favron walked around her family’s placer mine and eventually found her inspiration in some moose tracks travelling through an old settling pond. While she considered creating a pattern, for practical reasons she chose to clear the way with a shovel rather than trying to walk through three feet of snow. Compared to Beck’s careful planning, Favron’s approach relied more on chance, on the randomness of a moose passing through the placer mine site. The distance Favron shovelled depended on the size of the settling pond; the mine foreman figured her path was about one-and-a-half kilometres long, though the artist thinks it was somewhat less. Whatever the distance, 5.5 hours of shovelling so I can walk in the path of a moose is tied to Dawson as a place. It’s very site-specific, from the frigid winter temperatures to the placer mine setting. “That’s what made it special for me,” Favron says. ”It was such a unique opportunity in using the resources I had.” Even as Favron picked up the shovel and started digging, her purpose didn’t emerge until she finished her journey at the end of the settling pond. “I ended up finding more meaning with it once I was done with

it,” Favron explains. “Like with any project I’m doing, I’ll start without a lot of intent and then it kind of becomes clear at the end. Looking back on it, it was definitely about endurance; winters are hard up here. We’re always shovelling.” Favron’s work references the mental and physical toughness it takes for humans to make it through Yukon winters. She also acknowledges that wildlife move through the snow more effortlessly, without special footwear or tools. “The idea of an animal being able to walk easily through snow that is three feet deep is impressive. I wanted to translate my awe of this achievement by trying to create something impressive myself.” The video of Favron’s path, and the work of all the artists selected as winners of the BMO 1st Art! Competition, are being showcased in a virtual exhibition hosted by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. For Favron, being recognized in a national art competition boosts her confidence in her art practice and encourages her to continue making art. “It’s quite the honour and I’m super excited. It’s a really big affirming thing knowing that my art is recognized and appreciated. It definitely makes me want to continue. It feels really good.” The BMO 1st Art! exhibit can be viewed at ArtMuseum.UToronto.ca from Sept. 15 to Oct. 16.

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for Rebecca, who lives in the big city. I wanted to head directly back to Whitehorse from our motel the next day. However, the motel was located a little way from town and the convenience store / gas station next to the motel was closed, even though it was after 8 a.m. on a weekday. Interesting. The trip back was quite different from the one to Dawson City. The clouds from

the days before (a nod to meteorologists as the varying forecast for those three days was dead on) and the haze we experienced from fires in Siberia completely disappeared and it turned into the hottest day of the year so far. We didn’t have as many construction delays and it seemed like the road crews had fixed most of the potholes in the last two days! The trip back was punctuated by a lovely trek down to Five Finger Rapids, lunch along the river at the Coal Mine Campground and a refreshing swim in Braeburn Lake. We rolled into Whitehorse in less time than it took to get to Dawson! I am so glad I finally made it to Dawson City. Discovering more of Yukon during COVID in 2020.

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PROFILES by Sam Hand What motivated you to get into this career? I experimented with video production during high school and found that I loved the process. From writing through to production, filmmaking includes a lot of my favorite activities. It quickly became a major creative outlet for me. It is also endlessly challenging and requires focus, attention to detail and a lot of creativity. I really enjoy those challenges. Was there someone who got you excited about this path? I grew up with a dad who loved cameras. I was exposed to, and interested in, photos and film. I am inspired by most filmmakers that I meet, but I was particularly inspired to return to the Yukon after completing my undergrad to discover the community of Yukon filmmakers who are making films here. I got my first film job in the Yukon in 2009 and have been forever grateful for all the amazing support there is for Yukon filmmakers. It’s inspiring to see the work coming out of the North. Was there a class in secondary school that helped you become

Midnight Light Media Full name: Naomi Mark Age: 32 Trade: Film and video production, producer/director [Skills Canada Yukon alumni]

more proficient at the work you do now? I didn’t take any specific classes, but I imagine a high school videography class would be a decent intro to filmmaking. Classes that encourage storytelling are good too. The best way to learn about filmmaking is to make a film with your friends or volunteer to help out on a film. I got my very first taste of filmmaking making Canadian history videos for my 9th grade social studies class. There are so many different careers in filmmaking that the best way to explore the opportunities is by actually making films. What was it like to go to postsecondary school and work at the same time? I got a degree in communications followed by a certificate in directing and was in school fulltime for the most part. I did work as a videographer during one semester, which was challenging, but also gave me access to high-quality equipment, so I was able to make my own things on the side. People who end up working in film get there in a lot of different ways. Some enter the field right after high school by getting an entry-level job on a film and working their way up.

Melissa Mark

Others attend various post-secondary programs. Some programs focus on technical skills while others focus on theory. I value the education I received as I feel I ended up with a well-rounded background of experience to pursue the specific jobs I am interested in, including directing and producing. What is the best part of your career? I love how much my job varies from day to day, but the combination of creativity and adventure is my favorite aspect of what I do. I often get to travel for work and then I get to translate the experience of my travels on film to share with the world. It’s very rewarding. Second to the actual experience of making films is getting to sit in a theatre and show your work to an audience. It’s exhilarating, albeit nerve-wracking at times. What does a regular day look like for you in your job? It depends on what kind of project I am doing. My production company has a focus on creating our own documentary and fiction content, but we also serve corporate and non-profit clients, so it really depends on the day. I

Promo photo for feature documentary debut How To Bee 2019 PHOTO: GBP Creative write budgets, develop film and television content and scripts, direct documentary, fiction and commercial content, and also edit. We have lots of projects on the go and so my schedule varies greatly from day to day.

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the work that I do as so much of it is oriented towards sharing stories and ideas that have the power to impact people. In my documentary work, it’s my job to connect with people and experience things, places and people I might not otherwise. It enriches my life in so many ways. I love it.

If you met someone who was looking at getting a job in filmmaking, what piece of advice would you give them? My biggest piece of advice would be to start by making your own film with whatever resources you have to do so. You can make a film and edit it on your phone these days, it doesn’t have to be fancy to be a good film. If you like it, and want to pursue filmmaking, make sure you focus on learning the business side as well as the creative.

What is the most interesting project you have worked on? Recently, The Arctics, a short documentary that Marty O’Brien and I co-wrote, directed and produced for the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Winter Games. It made me fall in love with the circumpolar North in such a big way and took me to a country I’ve been wanting to go to since I was a teenager: Russia!

How has your career made your life better? I get a lot of satisfaction out of

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ART SHOWS Until Sat Oct 31 Strangers from this Planet by Pam van Kampen Arts Underground A collection of works is made from photographs taken in the fall of 2018 in the eastern parts of Europe. Whitehorse Until Sat Oct 31 She Danced Her Way In &Other Work by Virginia Mitford Arts Underground Working with printmaking, dance, animation and drawing, the artwork of Virginia Mitford navigates discomfort, awkwardness and other emotionally-laden ideas with a focus on movement and the body. Whitehorse Until Fri Nov 27 Mapping Worlds by Shuvinai Ashoona Yukon Arts Centre A selection of pencil crayon and ink drawings created by the Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona over the past two decades. Whitehorse Until Sat Feb 27 Friends of the Yukon Archives Society Creating Community: A Look at Visual Arts in the Territory Arts Underground The collections at Yukon Archives, help tell that story by documenting and preserving the collections of the individuals and organizations that created this vital part of Yukon life.

LIVE MUSIC

Thursdays Joe Loutchen Fiddler On The Loose 7:00 PM Sundays CJUC 92.5 FM Shine Your LIght concert series 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Live performances weekly hosted by TOOTS. Fri Oct 23 Selina Heyligers-Hare Hare Trio with Special Guest Brandon Haddow 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Local musicians Selina Heyligers-Hare, Tara Martin & Willow Gamberg, featuring Brandon Haddow, classic rock music from across the ages. Mon Oct 26 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along 7:00 PM Virtual Online An opportunity for jammers and musicians of all levels to play along with seasoned jam leaders; all from the comfort of their own homes. Registration online, email wittheatreyt@gmail.com for more info. Fri Oct 30 Soda Pony Halloween Spook-tacular 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint In order to attend this show you must order tickets for a group of 4-6 persons total. Tickets online. Sat Oct 31 Speed Control’s Halloween Bash of DOOM! 8:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Costumes, rock n roll, and good times! Only 40 tickets, buy online. Sun Nov 1 Soulful Sundays: Sharon Minemoto Quartet 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre A swinging, sensitive pianist with a highly melodic style and a composer of some very hip original music. This performance is a screening - there will not be live performers on stage. Tickets only online.

GENERAL EVENTS Mondays GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com

Tuesdays Common Threads 9:00 AM Christ Church Cathedral Chat, Coffee, Knit, Crochet, for more information call the Prayer Shawl Ministry at 393-8005

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Wed Oct 21 Survival Skills for the First Responder 6:00 PM Yukon University A 1-day awareness program developed and delivered by a former first responder in the Yukon. Register online. Thu Oct 22, 23 & 24 The Born Again Crow - Episode 1 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre An Episodic Theatre Production written and directed by Metis artist Caleigh Crow in partnership with Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre. Email ad@ gwaandaktheatre.ca for more info. Fri Oct 23 Games Night 6:00 PM Inclusion Yukon A fun evening of games and good company. For more info call 667-4606 Sat Oct 24 Fur Event 11:00 AM Westmark Whitehorse Email Brian for more info tasinrange@gmail.com. Sat Oct 24 Company of the White Wolf Fall Territorial 2020 12:30 PM Canada Games Centre Seasonal competition for the Company of the White Wolf. Public welcome under restrictions related to the Covid-19 Sun Oct 25 Babiche Bag Workshop with Suzan Marie 9:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Participants will learn the techniques and processes of creating their own babiche bag! Register online or email projects@yfnct.ca. Sun Oct 25 Copper Jewelry Workshop with Dennis Shorty 9:45 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Learn how to make a piece of copper jewelry! Register online or email projects@yfnct.ca. Mon Oct 26 The Gathering Bible Study 6:00 PM Christ Church Cathedral For more information call 668-5530 Tue Oct 27 Trivia Tuesday 7:00 PM Polarity Brewing No reservations; we’re on a first come first served basis with social distancing in place. Hint: Study up on world leaders Thu Oct 29 University Tour 2020 Yukon University up email jfingland@cafn.ca Thu Oct 29, 30 & 31 The Born Again Crow - Episode 2 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre An Episodic Theatre Production written and directed by Metis artist Caleigh Crow in partnership with Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre. Email ad@ gwaandaktheatre.ca for more info. Fri Oct 30 Halloween & Bowling 7:00 PM Northern Lights Bowling An 80s-themed bowling night. An 80s-themed bowling night. Email jjacques@afy.yk.ca for more info. Sun Nov 1 Life Drawing Drop-in 7:00 PM Arts Underground Life Drawing is every first Sunday of the Month and is non-instructional. Andew Sharp is the host. A live model will pose each session. Cost is $5/hour to help pay for the model. Mon Nov 2 Available Light Cinema: I Am Greta 5:30 & 8:15 PM Yukon Arts Centre The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary. Tickets only online.

Daily Yukon Literacy Coalition Book Drive 8:00 AM Horwood’s Mall We are having a book drive to assist with our programs, drop books off at the Pioneer Hotel, or Horwoods Mall. Mondays Outdoor Activity Mondays 10:00 AM Pioneer Hotel Free, drop-in, everyone welcome activities for the whole family. Different activities every week! Take-home arts and crafts! Free books, snacks and drinks! Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays LAB Drop-In 12:00 AM Heart Of Riverdale For grades 8+, make beats, write, eat food. Mondays & Fridays Preschool Dropin Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarettes Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information Tuesdays Free Super Smash Bros. 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe All skill levels welcome! Please bring your own controller, and if you have a Nintendo Switch and/or Gamecube controller adapter please bring them so that we can have multiple setups. Thursdays Kill Team Thursdays 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Units can be drawn from both the core book, elites book, Kill team annual and white dwarf. Saturdays Family Drop In 2:45 PM Polarettes Gymnastic Club Best suited for athletes 12 and under, but all ages are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. call 668-4794 for more info. Saturdays Pokemon Saturdays 12:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Call 668-5750 for more info. Fridays Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fridays 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 Tue Oct 27 Facepainting Workshop for Halloween 4:00 PM Les Essentielles Learn how to face paint, all materials provided. To register email projects@ lesessentielles.ca, or call 668-2636. Wed Oct 28 Facepainting Workshop for Halloween 6:00 PM Les Essentielles Learn how to face paint, all materials provided. To register email projects@ lesessentielles.ca, or call 668-2636.

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS Tuesdays Foundations Program 2:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Learn valuable skills to live your best life. No registration required, free, *first come first served. For more information call MWSU at 456-3838. Wednesdays Yukon Toastmasters Clubs - Northern Voices 7:00 AM Sport Yukon Improve your public speaking skills. Guests are welcomed with advanced notice. Call 689-6363 or email toastmastersyukon@gmail.com for more info.

Thursdays Yukon Toastmasters Clubs - Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcomed with advanced notice. Call 689-6363 or email toastmastersyukon@gmail.com. Wed Oct 21 Golden Horn School Council’s AGM 6:30 PM Golden Horn Elementary Thu Oct 22 Tagish Habitat Protection Act Community Engagement Sessions at the Community Centre 5:30 PM Best Western Gold Rush Inn Users of the Tagish River learn about the recommended management plan and provide feedback on how to protect this culturally and ecologically significant area. RSVP to TagishRiverHPA@gov.yk.ca Thu Oct 22 Legion General Meetings 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 667-2802 Sat Oct 24 Wilderness Advanced First Aid 8:00 AM Yukon Transportation Museum 40 hour course is essential for guides and back country enthusiasts alike. No medical background is required. Register online. Sat Oct 24 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 Tue Oct 27 S3 - Social Sector Summit 9:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre One-day conference to explore the context, capacity and opportunities for Yukon’s social sector. Register online. Thu Oct 29 Inclusion Yukon Halloween AGM 5:00 PM Inclusion Yukon Fun activities and treats, then at 6 pm we’ll get into the AGM agenda including our ED report, financial report, and general board election. After that a board meeting will follow. Call 667-4606 for more info. 667-4606 Fri Oct 30 Toastmasters Open House 12:00 PM Canada Games Centre Sat Oct 31 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 Mon Nov 2 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Meeting 7:00 PM Emergency Measures Organisation BDG Prospective hams are welcome. Tue Nov 3 Executive Meeting 5:15 PM Sport Yukon We produce many newsletters a year, plan and lead river trips, organize the annual whitewater rodeo, and are the Yukon’s sport governing body for flatwater and slalom racing. Wed Nov 4 Contagious Mountain Bike Club AGM 8:00 PM Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre In addition to some returning board members, we are looking for new volunteers! We will also be LIVE streaming the AGM. Email info@ cmbcyukon.ca for more info.

ONLINE EVENTS Mondays & Thursdays Online: Grounding Pilates Flow - Level 2 Original Pilates matwork to find fluidity, strength, and control so you can feel

grounded and refreshed at the end of your day. Register online. https://app. acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?ow ner=18778401&fbclid=IwAR3vqdXTdhay 00kV3Tdn2FuQ-e06sTuRuFUkTp7fHp_ TmXQwLUdCu2_kSTQ Tuesdays & Thursdays Living Life to the Full Learn how to stop the cycle. Sleep better, feel happier, have more energy, gain confidence, get out more, enjoy better relationships, help others Call 668-6249 or email Bhill@yukon.cmha. ca to register and get zoom link https:// www.eventbrite.ca/e/living-life-to-the-fulltickets-60287465432?aff=ebdssbdests earch Wednesdays Online: Beginner Meditation with Ruth Lera Suitable for beginners and for people with some experience with meditation, in this 6-week course participants will be introduced to the practice of sitting meditation. email to ruth@ruthlera.com to be sent the ZOOM link to attend. Thursdays Online: Polar Group Email aapolargroup@gmail.com for more information. Wednesdays & Thursdays Online: Rise and Thrive Matwork A moderately challenging and progressive class, with the exercises being layered and with modifications being offered, suiting a variety of experience levels. Register online. https://app.acuityscheduling.com/ schedule.php?owner=18778401&fbcli d=IwAR3vqdXTdhay00kV3Tdn2FuQe06sTuRuFUkTp7fHp_TmXQwLUdCu2_ kSTQ Oct 22, 23, 24, 25 Little Volcano by Veda Hille Pianist and songwriter Veda Hille combines music and storytelling in an intensely personal performance. Contact the box office for more details. http://www.thecultch.com communications@thecultch.com 604251-1363 Wed Oct 21 Visual Arts Industry Series: DIY Marketing For more information call 332-6543 or email Virginie.Hamel@ gov.yk.ca https://www.facebook.com/ YukonUniversityTeslin Sat Oct 24 A Virtual Gathering featuring Michele Genest, author of The Boreal Gourmet Presentation and Q & A by Michele Genest, with a video presentation from TEMBO (Tanzania) and Learning in Longido. Register online. Mon Oct 26 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along An opportunity for jammers and musicians of all levels to play along with seasoned jam leaders; all from the comfort of their own homes. Registration online, email wittheatreyt@ gmail.com for more info. http://www. wittheatre.ca Tue Oct 27 Yukon Theatre for Young People Society AGM https://www. eventbrite.ca/e/ytyp-society-agmtickets-123071110003 Thu Oct 29 Indigenous Book Club: Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp Participants to read works by Indigenous authors and then come together over food to discuss themes and ideas. Email YPLevents@gov.yk.ca for Zoom link, call 667-5239 for more info. Sat Oct 31 Workshop: Bob Ross Online Painting Party An evening of painting landscapes using a combination of her own techniques and ones similar to Bob’s. Your registration fee comes complete with a goody bag of art supplies to use during the class. Register online or call 667-4080 for more info.

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Keddy

Tumeric and chili turkey meatballs with coconut milk

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o searing, no baking - these spiced turkey meatballs are poached in coconut milk seasoned with fresh ginger and garlic. If you’ve got some thick rice noodles in your cupboard this meal comes together in less than 20 minutes. Add even more colour to this simple meal by throwing some broccoli orets, frozen peas, or any other vegetable into the coconut milk alongside the meatballs. Serves 2 INGREDIENTS â?‘ Drizzle of vegetable oil â?‘ 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger â?‘ 3 garlic cloves, ďŹ nely chopped â?‘ 1 onion, ďŹ nely chopped

The ground turmeric turns these meatballs a lovely orange colour!

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Spookily-delicious Halloween cocktails ... cont’d Strain into a glass or mug filled with ice. Garnish as desired with your favourite Halloween treats.

Cranberry Toddy This season was a great one for lowbush cranberries, even if it wasn’t a great year for many other things. To me, cranberries signal the arrival of fall. They’re one of my absolute favourite ingredients as we roll into the colder months. With its deep red hue, this cocktail looks very much like autumn. Ingredients • 2 oz rum • 2 oz unsweetened cranberry juice • 2 tsp birch syrup • 6 drops Free Pour Jenny’s Cranberry Bitters • 6 oz boiling water • Several lowbush cranberries Instructions Combine liquid ingredients in a mug, stirring to dissolve sugar. Garnish with lowbush cranberries.

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Would The Dude approve of this Halloween-y riff on a White Russian, his favourite drink? I think not. Don a bathrobe, put your feet up and enjoy this one. Careful man, there’s a beverage here! Ingredients • 1 1/2 oz white rum • 3/4 oz Kahlua • 3/4 oz Baileys Pumpkin Spice • 1 1/4 oz fat-free creamer • 1 dropper full Free Pour Jenny’s Solstice Bitters • Mini Halloween candy

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Two men, one pike, same day by Paul Rath

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ukon anglers are familiar with the toothy and voracious Northern pike that frequent the cold waters of our outdoor playground. This is a story about an Ontario Northern pike that was caught twice on the same day by two different anglers. As a kid, I fished pike with my father. We called them “jackfish.” When my brother-in-law, Mike Douglas, invited me to a weeklong fishing tournament on the Key River in northern Ontario, I jumped at the chance. Although it had been decades since I had a jackfish on the line, I was confident that my experience with these fish would serve me well. The Key River empties into lake Huron. The spot where we fished looked like something straight out of a Group of Seven painting, the little rocky

islands dotted with windblown trees. Mike has been organizing the annual fishing trip for more than 30 years. It’s open only to friends and family. There is a trophy for the largest fish, with an engraved nameplate featuring the name of the winner and the weight of the winning fish. There is aso a cash prize for the biggest fish caught during the week, and one for the biggest fish each day. On the day in question, I caught a small pike. It wasn’t large by any means, but it also wasn’t a hammer handle which, in local parlance, refers to a small pike that resembles a claw hammer handle. It was nothing worth bragging about, but I kept it. It would be eaten the next day for our shore lunch. I ran a ¼-inch diameter nylon rope through its mouth and gills, tied it to the boat and let it swim beside us. We fished on. Mike caught a pike, which was bigger than mine. My job as ‘not the Captain’ was to do all jobs assigned by the Captain. One of these was to net the fish. I netted Mike’s fish and turned to untie the stringer. Just as I undid the rope, Mike’s fish worked its way out of the net and was thrashing around beside me, treble hook still attached. Distracted, I focused on the new fish and removed the hook. When I looked for the rope stringer, I realized it was gone and so was my fish. I felt bad, not just about losing the fish, but about causing the fish some considerable inconvenience with four feet of rope in its mouth.

We had lunch and fished some more. I scanned the water for the pencil-thin yellow rope, but did not see it anywhere. After lunch we fished our way back to the lodge. I mentioned to Mike that I felt guilty about the fish and we both scanned the water around us for the rope. We entered a large shallow area about a kilometre from the lodge. I told Mike I wanted to look in this shallow area. “You’re the one driving,” he said. It wasn’t long before I spotted some yellow rope on the top of the water. I maneuvered over to the rope, which Mike lifted out of the water, with my fish still attached. He gave out a cheer and we laughed. He then claimed the fish as his own. There was much discussion about whose fish it actually was. The fish was not a contender for fish of the day, or trophy fish, so it was a moot point, but we had differing opinions on who the fish belonged to. What if it had been the trophy fish? Whose name would have been engraved on the trophy? You would need a Philadelphia lawyer to untangle that legal knot. Fortunately, we did not have to decide that question, but now each has the story of the twice-caught fish to tell. That’s better than a trophy. Paul Rath is a freelance writer who lives on the Haines Highway where the mountains are many and the people are few.

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Musicians in Isolation with Manus Hopkins

“It feels like there’s just a hole in my chest.”

Jeremy Parkins, one half of the Whitehorse-based hip-hop duo, Local Boy

Producer Jeremy Parkin has been hard at work on new music in the wake of cancelled performances

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t can be difficult to stay productive as a musician without shows to look forward to, according to Whitehorse and Toronto-based producer Jeremy Parkin. The energy performers get from performing and feeding off a crowd goes a long way to stoke the fires of their creativity, and can’t quite be replicated by anything else. Parkin is in the same situation as musicians everywhere; every show he was looking forward to this summer has been cancelled or is likely to be. “I feel like there’s just a hole in my chest,” he said. “It’s such a deficit in my life. Not having that source of inspiration has been pretty hard.” Parkin is one half of Whitehorse hip-hop duo Local Boy, along with his close friend and long-time collaborator Kelvin Smoler. Local Boy have made a name for themselves in and around the Yukon these past few years, appearing regularly at the Heart of Riverdale’s Vinyl Therapy events and other local shows, and they’ve also performed at festivals like Atlin Arts and Music Festival and showcases

like BreakOut West in the past. The duo also had a song, ‘Eyes,’ featured in last year’s Beneath the Broadcast video project by Big Boat Records and Something Shows. Parkin and Smoler were planning a packed gigging season this

summer, but just around the time they were waiting to hear back from some festivals and applying to some more, the cancellations and postponements began. “My plans have always been solidified for what I’m gonna do during the summer around May,” said

PHOTO: Maggie Brook Parkin, adding that these last few weeks would have been his time to finalize plans and signing on for more performances. Because he’s not able to plan shows right now, and doesn’t need to spend the time preparing for them, Parkin has found extra time

to work on recording and mixing music. He’s recently produced and mixed singles in collaboration with rapper Germain Carter and hip-hop duo Dem Rosé Boys, and is working on tracks with artists Scotti and NRMN, whom he met in Toronto. Parkin has also been putting much more time into Local Boy’s debut album than he thought he’d be able to. Some of the material listeners will hear on Local Boy’s album goes all the way back to the group’s inception in 2016, but because of this unexpected extra time for creativity, there will also be lots of new elements the artists hadn’t necessarily planned on including. Parkin and Smoler have been meeting for a few sessions a week, just as they would if they were rehearsing for shows, but right now it’s all about writing, recording and producing. Parkin also mentioned he and Smoler are using this time to refine and improve everything from the production to the lyrics, so while these times can be stressful and frustrating, there is a bright side, in that Local Boy’s work will turn out stronger for the extra time spent working on it. It has been a challenge for Parkin to stay productive without being able to see the payoff of his work at live concerts, but he is confident fans who are missing live shows will be happy to hear new music from the artists they follow. As for when he’ll be performing again, that’s dependent on a number of things. Parkin says he doesn’t see his gigging life going back to “normal” until a COVID-19 vaccine has been developed and distributed, but hopes smaller, distanced shows can be a possibility before then. “I think everything will kind of start off really at a ground-level,” he said. “It’s not like the world is ever gonna be exactly the same after this.” Manus Hopkins is a Whitehorseand Toronto-based journalism student, musician and lover of heavy metal and cats.


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How to have it all at Thechàl Dhâl’ Dall’s sheep

Get your views while keeping sheep and other motorists safe by Sarah Chisholm

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bout an hour’s drive north of Haines Junction, motorists are treated to a breathtaking view of Thechàl Dhâl’ rising up from the flats of the ’A’ą̈y Chù’. However, the mountainous view is not the only reason to pay extra attention in this area. Rounding the curve of the highway under the base of Thechàl Dhâl’, vehicles may encounter Dallʼs sheep. This is not an ideal spot for sheep to linger—tight curves and a narrow shoulder bordered by steep cliffs and drop-offs mean vehicles often must slow or swerve to avoid sheep, creating a situation that can be hazardous for both motorists and wildlife. Why would Dall’s sheep choose to congregate on the highway surface with so much natural, open habitat on the mountain above them? A possible motivator is one that draws ungulates to roadsides all over the country, the concentration of salt on the road. Over the winter, Dall’s sheep survive in harsh conditions with very little access to nutritious food, which causes their bodies to become depleted of the minerals needed for growing horns and producing young in the spring. Natural mineral licks exist on Thechàl Dhâl’ and are attended regularly by sheep looking to replenish these important minerals. They may also gather along this stretch of highway looking to access sedge meadows, or water sources near the shoreline of Kluane Lake, or they may be forced toward the highway by the constraints of the surrounding topography affecting how they move through their local habitat. This stretch of highway equally

tempts travellers to stop for a close-up photo of the iconic Dall’s sheep. The frequency of “sheep jams”—haphazardly parked cars amongst herds of wary sheep—has been increasing in this location during peak season. This situation is dangerous for both motorists and sheep. Concern peaked when a single accident in 2018 killed eight Dall’s sheep, which is a significant portion of the Thechàl Dhâl’ nursery population. More losses like this could affect the persistence of the entire population. Motivated by this event, Parks Canada, Kluane First Nation, Government of Yukon, the Kluane National Park Management Board and the Dän Keyi Renewable Resources Council have been working to reduce the odds of vehicle-sheep collisions in this area. Education campaigns have been launched onsite and in nearby communities, including large digital message boards, education posters, pamphlets and advertisements targeting motorists to remind them to slow down and be aware in the area. The various levels of government are also actively working together to identify ways to reduce the number of sheep drawn to the highway. Ultimately, by changing both sheep and motorist behaviour, the hope is to greatly reduce the risk to both Dall’s sheep and motorists in this location. Next time you find yourself passing this iconic Yukon location, slow down and watch for sheep. If you are lucky enough to get a close-up sighting of the animal, consider both motorist and sheep safety in your decision to stop for a photo. Drive safely and enjoy the view!

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the companies that ran them. While the saga, from construction to retirement or disaster can get a bit repetitive at times, the through line of the main text is easy and informative reading. I say it that way because there are so many images, maps, facsimile brochures and detailed captions to distract a reader from the bigger story. I found myself reading the major chapters straight through, then going back to pay attention to the photographs, detailed captions and special text frame asides that fill the pages. While the text is good, I have to say that the most outstanding feature of the boot is the amount of photography it contains. the majority, of course, is black and white images, but the final chapter is very colourful. This summer, it seems likely that the George Black ferry and a dozen or so smaller boats will be the only ones cruising the waters in front of Dawson. This summer’s future for the Klondike Spirit, the metal hulled sidewheeler that was built in Eagle in 2006 and eventually purchased and brought to Dawson by the Triple J Motel`s Brad Whitelaw, is not promising, since the Spirit’s main clientele was visitors from the Westmark Hotel, which COVID-19 has emptied for this

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

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here are misconceptions and misunderstandings about firearms and their use in hunting and target-shooting, as well as in the simple collection of guns. The history of bloodshed in our many wars has led some people to associate the use of firearms in war with the hunting of wild animals and birds. With the miracle of electronics, the outdoors were suddenly brought into living rooms by way of the picture tube. Disney film production wasted no time. Vast Sunday audiences were riveted to the Disney version of wildlife, with its anthropomorphized characters such as Bambi. This depiction showed Mother Nature as a grandparent who provided a peaceful and idyllic existence for her charges. Little, if any, mention was made of nature’s stern reality and perpetual harmony in enchanted forests. This was a vision of freedom, peace and beauty that was missing from individual’s own lives. In their new found love of wildlife (regardless of whether that version of wildlife was real or imaginary), people couldn’t bear the thought of wild creatures being hunted or trapped. Missing was the reality that a newborn rabbit

would be pressing its luck if it lived past six months, or that a Hungarian partridge would not likely see a second winter. This is never due only to hunting, but to the laws of nature itself. Unfortunately, many confuse the word “consecration” with the word “preservation.” The fact is that living things cannot be preserved. All living things will eventually die due to simple or complex reasons. The fact is that modern hunting, under set rules and guidelines, is all part of the complex science of wildlife management. There is only so much food and shelter for so many animals. Remove one important piece of that puzzle and you have disaster. Emotion is a prime ingredient in any crusade, but if real progress is to be made, common sense must prevail and lasting solutions must be based on facts. We have given public opinion its trial-anderror and its misgiving are too apparent. Yet, the self-styled “conservationist expert” has found an opportunity to exploit TV talk shows, even though they have no real first-hand field experience of any kind, nor any background in resource wildlife management. We should curb our instincts for the cause of reason and humanity—that we should stop killing animals. Yet all of us know that it is carefully reasoned “Humanization” of our planet is doing the greatest damage to the environment and to wildlife. Humanization of our natural world, done to keep up with our everincreasing human needs, tends to disadvantage everything that is not human. The true hunter, who hunts within the laws of scientific wildlife management and seeks freedom in

returning to nature as it really is, does far less damage to wildlife than those who want to reconstruct the environment for their personal needs. The moral question of whether or not to hunt is unfortunately at an impasse The anti-hunter cannot understand how someone can love to kill a game animal and enjoy hunting. It is a paradox beyond comprehension for the anti-hunter and, often, the hunter can rarely explain it in a lucid and rational way. Each extreme involves personal emotions that are difficult to convey to the other. But while the modern sports hunter may not be able to explain their actions to the satisfaction of the anti-hunter, should it really be necessary to do so? The prime consideration should never be whether it is morally right or wrong to kill animals, but whether the act of hunting, based on science, jeopardizes the existence of the hunted species. Under that consideration, the act of modern hunting is not wrong. From early history, hunters concerned themselves with the welfare of game animals and birds, and developed certain laws and ethics to govern the taking of wildlife. The hunter willingly spends money on forms, licenses and special taxes to support game management. It was the hunter who first saw the real need for biological facts and principles by which to manage game species. Since modern game management has been established, with hunting based on biological surplus of wildlife, no game species in all of North America has been severely depleted by sport hunting and as well, many species have been brought back from scarcity to

PHOTO: Pixabay abundance, including the wild turkey, deer and elk. It is the sports hunter who demanded to preserve wildlife habitat for the benefit of game animals as well as non-game species. The greatest problem we face today is not controlled hunting, but uncontrolled use of the environment. With an uncontrolled expanding world population and our commitment to feed other nations, with our problem of balance of trade and imported energy, and our trend to monoculture in agriculture and forestry, what of our wildlife resources? The developers, drainers, channelizes polluters, dam-builders and agri-businessmen are busy. Wildlife receives many promises, but few real benefits, if any. There is no

shortage of problems confronting wildlife. Wildlife habitat, for game and non-game animals, is being drained, cut, tamed, stripped and re-shaped to make money. There never has been a better time in modern history for the hunter and the anti-hunter to work together, but time is running out. I leave you with something to ponder: “When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.” Eye On The Outdoors columnist Murray Martin is a former Ontario conservation officer and a long-standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada. Murray has a second column, called My Mother’s Kitchen, where he share’s recipes from his mother’s cookbook.

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CRN 90306 | DATE: October 19-20, 2020 CRN 90295 | DATE: October 15 – 16, 2020 TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $350 + GST TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $300 + GST LOCATION: LOCATION: YukonU YukonU –– CNIM CNIM Room Room M111 M111 INSTRUCTOR: Michael Swainson INSTRUCTOR: Michael Swainson Survival Skills for the First Responder for Spouse/Partner CRN 90307 | DATE: October 21, 2020 TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm | COST: $25 + GST Group Crisis Intervention LOCATION: YukonU – CNIM Room M111 Survival the First for INSTRUCTOR: Swainson CRN 90306 Skills | Michael DATE:for October 19-20,Responder 2020 TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $350 + GST Spouse/Partner LOCATION: YukonU CNIM Room M111 Survival Skills –for the First Responder INSTRUCTOR: Swainson CRN 90307 | Michael DATE: October 21, 2020 CRN 90308 | DATE: October 22, 2020 TIME: TIME: 6:00pm 9:00am––9:00pm 4:30pm||COST: COST $25 $50 ++ GST GST LOCATION: YukonU – CNIM Room M111 LOCATION: YukonU – CNIM Room M111 INSTRUCTOR: INSTRUCTOR: Michael Michael Swainson Swainson

Survival Skills for the First Responder for YFN 101 –Skills History of Yukon First Nations Survival for the First Responder Spouse/Partner and Self-Government CRN 90307 || DATE: 21, 2020 CRN 90308 DATE: October October 22, 2020 CRN 90308 | DATE: October 21-22, 2020 TIME: 6:00pm ––9:00pm ||COST: $25 TIME: 9:00am 4:30pm COST $50 +++GST GST TIME: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | COST $325 LOCATION: YukonU – CNIM Room M111 GST Delivered remotely viaCNIM Zoom. LOCATION: YukonU – Room M111 INSTRUCTOR: Michael Swainson INSTRUCTORS: First Na�ons Ini�a�ves Dept., Yukon INSTRUCTOR: Michael Swainson University Survival Skills for the First Responder YFN 101 –| Behavioural History of Yukon First(CBT) Nations Cognitive Therapy – CRN 90308 DATE: October 22, 2020 TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pmDifferently | COST $50 + GST ToolsSelf-Government for Thinking and LOCATION: YukonU – CNIM Room M111 CRN 90292 DATE: 22, 2020 CRN 90308 || Michael DATE: October October 21-22, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: Swainson TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 ++ GST GST TIME: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | COST $325 Delivered remotely via Zoom Delivered via Zoom. YFN 101remotely – History of Yukon Nations INSTRUCTOR: Crisis & Trauma ResourceFirst Ins�tute (CTRI)

INSTRUCTORS: First Na�ons Ini�a�ves Dept., Yukon and Self-Government University

CRN 90308 | DATE: October 21-22, 2020 TIME: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | COST $325 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom. Therapy (CBT) – Cognitive Behavioural INSTRUCTORS: First Crisis Na�ons Ini�a�ves Dept., Yukon Caring During Tools for Thinking Differently University CRN 90414 | DATE: October 29, 2020 CRN | DATE: October 22, 2020 TIME:90292 6:30pm – 7:30pm | COST: FREE (CBT) – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom Tools for Thinking Differently Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner CRN 90292 | Crisis DATE:&October 22, 2020 Ins�tute (CTRI) INSTRUCTOR: Trauma Resource TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Crisis & Trauma Resource Ins�tute (CTRI)

Delivered remotely via Zoom CRN: 90322 | DATES: 4, 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: Julie�eNovember Anglehart-Zedda Introduction to Mindful TIME: 1:30pm – 3:00pm | COST:Self-Compassion $200 + GST Delivered remotely via ZOOM. (MSC) CRN 90304 | DATES: February 15, 16, 17, 18, 2021 INSTRUCTOR: Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, TIME: 9:00amMarcia – 11:30pm | COST: $250 + GST Mindful Self-Compassion. CRN: 90322remotely | DATES:via November Delivered Zoom 4, 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: Anglehart-Zedda TIME: 1:30pmJulie�e – 3:00pm | COST: $200 + GST

Coping Duringvia Crisis Delivered remotely ZOOM. INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, Mindful CRN: 90415 | DATES: November 12, 2020 TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm | COST: FREE Self-Compassion. Delivered remotely via ZOOM.

INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion Coping During Crisis (MSC) Loss90415 in the Workplace CRN: DATES: November 12,25; 2020 CRN: 90322 ||DATES: November 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2020 CRN 90294 | DATE: November 18 & 25, TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm | COST: FREE TIME: 1:30pm – 3:00pm | COST: $200 + 2020 GST TIME: 10:00am-11:30am | COST: $100 + GST Delivered remotely via ZOOM. Delivered remotely via ZOOM. Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, Mindful INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Hospice Yukon Self-Compassion.

Loss in the Workplace Coping During Crisis CRN November 1812, & 25, 2020 CRN:90294 90415||DATE: DATES: November 2020 TIME: COST: $100 + GST TIME: 10:00am-11:30am 6:00pm – 7:00pm ||COST: FREE De-escalating Potentially Violent ZOOM. Delivered remotely via Zoom Situations Manolis & Benda Jenner INSTRUCTOR: Liza Hospice Yukon CRN 90297 | DATE: November 24, 2020 TIME: 9:00am | COST: $235 + GST Loss in the– 4:30pm Workplace Delivered remotely Zoom CRN 90294 | DATE:via November 18 & 25, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: Nataschaa Cha�erton, Crisis & Trauma TIME: 10:00am-11:30am | COST: $100 + GST Delivered ins�tute remotely via Zoom Resource INSTRUCTOR: Hospice Yukon

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

CRN 90297 |–DATE: November 24, 2020 Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST CRN 90298 | DATES: December 2,Violent 2020 De-escalating Potentially Delivered remotely via Zoom TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST Situations Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Nataschaa Cha�erton, Crisis & Trauma CRN 90297 | DATE: November 24, 2020 INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Clou�er, Crisis & Trauma Resource Resource ins�tute TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST Ins�tute Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Nataschaa Cha�erton, Crisis & Trauma Resource ins�tute

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies

CRN 90298 | DATES: December 2, 2020 Anxiety – Practical Strategies TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm |Intervention COST: $235 + GST Delivered remotely viaDecember Zoom CRN 90298 | DATES: 2, 2020 456-8589 or nisj@yukon.ca INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Clou�er, Crisis $235 & Trauma Resource TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom Ins�tute

For more information: 867 Caring Duringcontact Crisis Register: Admissions at (867) 668-8710 orCrisis & Trauma Resource INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Clou�er, Caring During CRN 90414 | DATE:Crisis October 29, 2020 email admissions@yukonu.ca TIME:90414 6:30pm – 7:30pm | COST: FREE CRN | DATE: October 29, 2020 Delivered remotely via Zoom TIME: 6:30pm – 7:30pm | COST: FREE Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Liza Manolis & Benda Jenner

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Caregiving Through Loss and Grief – for Frontline Professionals and Family Caregivers DepressionThrough - Practical Intervention Caregiving Loss and Grief – for Strategies CRN 90300 | DATE: January 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 2021

Frontline Professionals and Family

TIME: 7:00pm -8:00pm | COST:3, $200 + GST CRN 90299 | DATES: December 2020 Caregivers Delivered remotely via Zoom TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm | COST: $235 + GST INSTRUCTOR: Yukon Delivered remotely Zoom 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 2021 CRN 90300 | Hospice DATE:via January INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Clou�er, Crisis & Trauma Resource TIME: Ins�tute7:00pm -8:00pm | COST: $200 + GST

Delivered remotely via Zoom INSTRUCTOR: Hospice Yukon

Mindful Self-Compassion Training Caregiving Through Loss and Grief – for CRN: 90321 Frontline Professionals and Family DATES: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; Caregivers March 3, 10, 2021

TIME: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; with February 17 CRN 90300 | DATE: January 20,excep�on 27; Feb 3,of10, 17, 2021 Mindful Self-Compassion Training session, a mini-retreat, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. TIME: 7:00pm -8:00pm | COST: $200 + GST COST: $450 + GST via Zoom Delivered remotely CRN: 90321 Delivered remotely viaYukon ZOOM. INSTRUCTOR: Hospice DATES: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17,Mindful 24; INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, March 3, 10, 2021 Self-Compassion.

TIME: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; with excep�on of February 17 Understanding Legislation session, a mini-retreat, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. COST: $450 + GST CRN: 90302 | DATES: February 3 - 4, 2021 Mindful Self-Compassion Training Delivered remotely via ZOOM. TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $175 + GST Delivered remotely ZOOM.Cer�fied Teacher, Mindful CRN: 90321 INSTRUCTOR: MarciaviaBurton, INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis DATES: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; Self-Compassion.

March 3, 10, 2021 TIME: 1:00pm – 3:30pm; with excep�on of February 17 Administrative Justice - Practice and session, a mini-retreat, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. Understanding Legislation Procedures for Decision-Makers COST: $450 + GST CRN: 90302 | DATES: February - 4, 12, 202115, 17, 2021 Delivered remotely viaFebruary ZOOM. 8,3 10, CRN 90303 | DATES: INSTRUCTOR: Burton, Cer�fied Teacher, TIME: 9:00am –– 12:00pm || COST: $175 ++ GST TIME: 9:00amMarcia 12:00pm COST: $600 GST Mindful Self-Compassion. Zoom. Delivered remotely via ZOOM. INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Bruce Willis Willis INSTRUCTOR: Note: This course is the pre-requisite for the Administra�ve Understanding Legislation Jus�ce – Advanced Decision-Wri�ng course. CRN: 90302 | DATES: February 3 - 4, 2021 Administrative Justice - Practice and TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $175 + GST Administrative Justice - Advanced Procedures for Delivered remotely viaDecision-Makers ZOOM. Decision-Writing INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis CRN 10,25;12,March 15, 17,2,2021 CRN 90303 90305 || DATES: DATES: February February8, 23, 4, 2021 $450 + GST TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $600 Administrative Delivered remotely remotely via viaJustice Zoom. - Practice and Delivered Zoom. Procedures for Decision-Makers INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Note:90303 Administra�ve Jus�ce: Prac�ce and Procedures for CRN | DATES: 8, 10,for 12, 17, 2021 Note: This course theFebruary pre-requisite the15, Administra�ve Decision-makers isisthe pre-requisite for this course. TIME: – 12:00pm | COST: $600 + GST Jus�ce 9:00am – Advanced Decision-Wri�ng course. Delivered remotely via Zoom. INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Note: This course is the pre-requisite for the Administra�ve Administrative Justice - Advanced Jus�ce – Advanced Decision-Wri�ng course.

Decision-Writing

Administrative Advanced CRN 90305 | DATES: Justice February- 23, 25; March 2, 4, 2021 Decision-Writing TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm | COST: $450 + GST Delivered remotely via February Zoom. 23, 25; March 2, 4, 2021 CRN 90305 | DATES: TIME: 9:00amBruce – 12:00pm INSTRUCTOR: Willis | COST: $450 + GST Delivered remotely via Zoom.Prac�ce and Procedures for Note: Administra�ve Jus�ce: INSTRUCTOR: Bruce Willis Decision-makers is the pre-requisite for this course. Note: Administra�ve Jus�ce: Prac�ce and Procedures for Decision-makers is the pre-requisite for this course.


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