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Association (CMHA) “to ensure what we present is aware and sensitive to the subject matter and how it could affect people,” says Nelson. Christine McKee of the CMHA met with them and attended two rehearsals. She appreciated the opportunity and praised the Guild for reaching out. “I loved it because it shows they’re really actively thinking about mental wellness and interested in playing a supportive role in what can be very challenging topics,” McKee says. And what did McKee think of the play? “I found it to be this super awesome mix of humour and sensitivity, and a great normal-

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sion, which it is in this play. I think it’s wonderful.” McKee’s enthusiastic response is similar to Nelson’s description of Every Brilliant Thing. “The subject matter sounds really heavy and yet the experience of the play is so joyous and fun,” Nelson says, “That is really how it is.” Nelson, who is also directing the play, says that the structure of Every Brilliant Thing contributes to its appeal. “It’s hilarious and it’s delightful and it’s funny and it’s engaging,” Nelson says. Audience participation is key, but not terrifying or obtrusive. “It’s done in a very kind and gentle way and definitely by invitation,” Nelson says of the narrator’s engagement with audience members. “Their participation is integral, but what they’re asked to do is fairly minimal.” Nelson explains that the play is structured so that a relationship gradually builds between the narrator and the audience members, both as individuals and as a group. By the end of the play there’s a sense of connection shared amongst everyone in the theatre – a feeling that “we’re all in this together.”

Actor Jane Gaudet with her “brilliant thing” – a kettle

ization of mental health. And [it’s] really interactive which is an excellent way to do it because it keeps everybody present and involved.” McKee adds that the play “offers a really non-intrusive platform for raising awareness and to

share strategies for healing.” “The more [mental health] is talked about in supportive ways, in creative ways, I’m very hopeful that people can feel safe in seeking guidance and support… I think it can only be a positive thing if it’s done with compas-

“We can still find for ourselves lots of small joys in life, and those small joys can really help us in dark times,” says Nelson, “And that’s the really uplifting side of the play.” One of Brian Fidler’s small joys is having audiences return to the Guild’s indoor stage after Covid-19 shut down productions last spring. There are some Covid-related adjustments; for

instance, audiences are seated cabaret-style. People have a “nice little table,” Fidler says, and a “spot to put their drink.” “It’s almost a little more civilized,” Fidler suggests, comparing the tables to the usual riser seating. “You don’t have to ask anyone to move.” Most importantly, the Guild is able to bring theatre to Yukoners. “My overwhelming feeling is excitement that we can still do this,” Fidler says. “We’ve had to cut our audience size down by quite a bit but that just means it’s going to be a wonderful, sort of intimate experience for our audience where they get a show just for them.” In the end, Fidler suggests the audience may be inspired to create lists of their own brilliant things. Nelson also is optimistic about audience response to the play. “I hope people come out feeling joy,” she says. “Hope and joy.”

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hen you’re a working musician, a hobby always has the potential to become part of your pro kit. For Erica Mah, after roughly 10 years of dabbling with a traditional Chinese instrument called the guzheng, she’s now playing it for Whitehorse audiences. The guzheng is shaped like a narrow rectangle, about a metre and a half long, with 21, 25 or 26 strings. Each string has its own moveable bridge, which enables different tunings. The strings are plucked or strummed with the right hand, while the left hand modulates the sound. Although the guzheng was novel to Mah, it is a commonlyplayed instrument in China, where children learn it much as Canadian children learn piano, violin or guitar. Mah first encountered the guzheng at the house of a friend, then borrowed it and eventually bought her own. She found a teacher in the Lower Mainland where she lived at the time. Mah

most recently spent the month of October as the Jenni House resident, playing, composing and designing a visual art component to accompany her performance. Mah’s background in piano, guitar and several other instruments formed a solid base for learning the guzheng.

“It’s intuitive to me,” she says. “I play it much more like I would play a guitar. I use lots of chords, more rhythmic.” Tuning is an aspect of the instrument she continues to explore. Each string has an individual, moveable bridge, which can

be positioned in order to change the tuning. The guzheng is typically tuned in the pentatonic scale, which means there are five notes in a scale. “I’ve turned it into a westernsounding instrument. To do that, I have to change some of the notes. The Chinese pentatonic scale has beautiful and interesting sounds, but we might not attach meaning to it in the same way because we’ve learned to respond to different scale sounds.” She also composes songs on the guzheng in a similar way to composing on guitar and piano, but while also acknowledging the instrument’s capabilities. “I’m still learning the limitations. I need to learn how to set the strings based on the sound I want. Beyond that, it’s about finding a chord structure and a rhythm that works. The pentatonic scale is an open tuning, so there’s basically nothing you can do wrong. cont’d on page 13 ...

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Grey Matters with Beverly C.S. Brazier

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f all the things I miss each year as the summer spills over into autumn, the one I hang on to the longest, and feel most wistful letting go, is laundry. More specifically, hanging clothes outside in the sun. The long days, the warm evenings, the flowers and vegetables as the season goes on? All of that is wonderful, but I can’t honestly say that I miss them much as the seasons change. I have always liked the coziness of the darkness, so I celebrate the return of the stars and the night sky. I like the crisp bite of the first frost in the air. But the clothesline? I miss that. I miss that a lot. Recently I’ve been asking myself why. First, I think, it reminds me of my mom. She washed clothes every day that the sun shone, in every season, and hung them on the line in our backyard. In the winter, it was fun for us to bring in the towels, still frozen. When we were little, we’d take grandpa’s long underwear, frozen stiff from the line, and dance with it in the kitchen. Mom did that laundry in an old wringer washer that we were never allowed to use. She was afraid that something horrible would happen; that we’d be careless, or get caught in it somehow. As a result, I didn’t do my own laundry until I moved out to share an apartment at university.

My friend had to show me how to use the washing machine. So the clothesline reminds me of mom, that’s one thing. There’s an even deeper nostal-

the women. And the order of the items mattered. Smallest to largest, no exceptions. First, facecloths, then socks (always hung by the toes, and in their proper

gia though, in the neighbourhood rules about when and how to hang out the wash. Whose wash was hung out the earliest on Monday morning? It was always a friendly, but serious competition among

pairs), underwear (hung inside pillowcases for the more modest among us). Shirts were hung by the tails, never the collars, and so on. Take each item and give it a flick to eliminate wrinkles. Always

For me now, it brings back those memories. But there’s more to it than that. I remember the spring that my husband died. In the weeks that followed, before the visitors went home, I used to do laundry often, taking it out to the line. The ritual and method of it was soothing and healing somehow. It was the one place I could go to think or cry, where people wouldn’t follow me to make sure I was ok. I had the cleanest clothes in town that year! Now, it’s enough for me to simply know that I love doing laundry. The smell of linedried sheets and towels, the feel of them against my skin, is a simple, readily available moment of delight in a world that sometimes offers little enough of those. Somehow, too, it seems a substantial, subversive kind of thing. Tapping into the wisdom of elders and to the Earth. A small act of connection, conservation and respect. It simply makes sense to let the sun and the wind work their gentle magic. It’s an attitude about things; a carefulness; an age-old ritual that orPHOTO: Pixabay ders a crazy world, helps with the electricity bill, connects and have it remain so. A satisfying me to my senses, to my past, and thing, to hang them out in a neat maybe even the planet. line and watch them flap in the breeze. Clean, orderly. Unlike the Beverly C. S. Brazier is a rest of life. I can understand that Whitehorse-based writer. now more than ever. the flick. There was an order to it all and I can’t help thinking now that it must have been one of the few things that a mother of several children could arrange neatly

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The intersection of Third and King looked like this for many weeks

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There was no street to be used between the Westmark’s buildings for most of the summer

That has meant that getting around town has been interesting enough for those of us who live here. For visitors, it’s probably been a mite of a mystery. Westmark block was finally finished around the same time Holland-America would have normally been buttoning up its hotel rooms and several staff accommodation buildings for the end of the season. The work at that end of town barricaded two or three major east-west intersections, as well as the north-south route on Fifth, for much of the summer, and is now inching towards isolating the Dawson City Museum. Museum folks knew this was coming and were already closed this summer to allow for a massive internal renovation project. Elsewhere in town, Third Avenue, north of King Street, had several blocks walled off for a couple of months. Locals described it as the project that kept on giving, as the initial installation of the new pipe somehow failed and it all had to be dug up again and reinstalled just after it seemed the task had been completed. The situation wasn’t quite as quixotic as the spring snow removal is around here, but it did mean that every few days you had to make a new travel plan just to get around. For locals it’s the third year of this necessary evil. Parks Canada has contributed to the confusion with work being done to buildings on Third (the Dawson Daily News building) and Second (Ruby’s Place), both of which have involved some blocking of their respective streets. Things should be back to nearly normal by the time we get our first dusting of snow around Thanksgiving. In the meantime, all we have to concern ourselves with is falling leaves. 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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ART SHOWS 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 Fri Nov 27 The Divinity Series by Elvis Presley Yukon Arts Centre Wildly colourful abstract paintings, draws to mind the vivid work of Russian/French painter Marc Chagall. Whitehorse Until Sat Nov 28 Stories: Paintings & Collage by Marie-Helene Comeau & Virginie Hamel Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Paintings & collage an artistic tribute to past and present northern stories. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am-4pm. 393-4848 Whitehorse Until Sat Nov 28 Duende by Women la carte Arts Underground A group show illustrating the spirit of evocation, featuring the artwork of Edwige Graham, Glenda Mosher, Kathy Piwowar and Gabriele Watts Whitehorse Until Mon Nov 30 Beast of the Boreal Northern Front Studio A collaboration of 11 Yukon illustrators working together with the prompt Beast of the Boreal. Whitehorse Until Mon Dec 7 Meeting by the Currents, Works from the Chu Niikwaan Artist Residency Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Featuring Asad Chishti, Robyn McLeod, & Aimee Dawn Robinson. Curated by Nicole Bauberger & Lori Beavis 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. Whitehorse

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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. Thursdays November Thursdays With Toots 8:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Folk songs (covers & originals), admission by donation. First come, first served. Wed Nov 25 Fawn Fritzen with David Restivo 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Seasonal songs performed by Fawn Fritzen with accompaniment David Restivo. Tickets online. Thu Nov 26 Lucie D Quartet - Quatuor Lucie D (French show) 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Seasonal songs performed in French by the Lucie D Quartetat. Tickets online.

Thu Nov 26 Stockstill & Rose 7:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Northern Gypsy Bluegrass, traditional sounds of fiddle and banjo tunes. Tickets online. Fri Nov 27 Café des Voix: Songs that Bring Us Closer 7:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre An hour-long concert featuring music that celebrates community and warms us during this coldest darkest time of the year. Tickets online. Fri Nov 27 Garbageman 7:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Buy tickets online. Fri Nov 27 & 28 Sabbath & Deep Purple Tribute 9:00 PM The Local Bar Local musicians perform Black Sabbath and Deep Purple tunes. . Sun Nov 29 Soulful Sundays: Steve Kaldestad Quintet 8:00 PM Yukon Arts Centre Canada’s top saxophonists Steve Kaldestad plays in a visceral yet melodic style. This performance is a screening there will not be live performers on stage. Tickets only online.

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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

Wed Nov 25 Traditional Dolls with Dolores Scheffen 11:00 AM Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre 5-day, hands-on workshop, learning how to put together a beautiful handcrafted doll of your very own, complete with their own tiny regalia. Lunch provided, All materials included. Register online.

Wed thru Sat Every Brilliant Thing 8:00 PM The Guild Hall A delightfully funny play about depression. Recommended for ages 14+ Tickets online. Thu thru Sat Pop Up Shop - Carlie Beads & Friends 11:00 AM Antoinette’s Restaurant Local Yukon crafters, makers, creators & artists selling goods for Christmas shoppers. Thu thru 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 thru Sat Winter Wonderland 5:00 PM Meadow Lakes Golf Club A beautiful holiday walk and enjoy over 55,000 lights. Tickets online

Sat Nov 28 Dog Wash Fundraiser 10:00 AM The Feed Store Pet Junction All profit goes to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter Sat Nov 28 Big Bull Night 2020 4:00 PM Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Refreshments and Snacks will be available, come on out and share your stories. Call 667-4263 for more information. Sun Nov 29 Commissioner Bernard’s Annual Christmas Open House 1:00 PM Taylor House Santa will be available for COVID friendly photos (please bring your Christmas wish in an envelope to leave with Santa) from 2-3pm. Mon Nov 30 Available Light Cinema Ammonite 5:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Mary, a paleontologist, works alone selling common fossils to tourists. A chance job offer changes Mary’s life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife. Tickets online. Tue & Wed Winter Wonderland 5:00 PM Meadow Lakes Golf Club A beautiful holiday walk and enjoy over 55,000 lights. Tickets online

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

Wed Nov 25 & 26 Hunter Education & Ethics Development Course - In English 6:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon If you were born after April 1, 1987, you have to complete HEED before you can get a hunting license. Call 667-8005 to register.

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Seasonal Recipes with Sydney Oland Keddy

Bucatini with red wine braised squid and pepperoni

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ucatini is a long pasta, like spaghetti, but there’s a hole through it, kinda like a straw, or a really long KD noodle. They hold sauce like no one’s business and mimic the shape of the braised squid rings. If you’re new to cooking squid, or haven’t had them outside of fried calamari, this is a great way to give them a try. The squid turn out tender and mild, while the sauce takes on most of its flavor from the pepperoni and the red wine. Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

❑ 2 cups chopped pepperoni ❑ 4 garlic cloves, sliced ❑ 1 small onion, chopped ❑ 340 grams sliced squid rings

Squid cooking in wine.

❑ 1 1/2 cups red wine ❑ 7 oz crushed tomatoes

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❑ Large pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Frying chopped pepperoni

❑ Salt and pepper to taste ❑ 250 grams bucatini

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In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the pepperoni until fat begins to render and pepperoni starts to crisp, about 3 minutes.

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Cook bucatini according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid and drain pasta.

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Toss pasta with sauce, loosening with pasta water if necessary. Adjust seasoning to taste if necessary and serve.

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Cocktails with Latitude with Jennifer Tyldesley

Warm Winter Drinks H

ere we are, with the holiday season fast approaching, and it’s quite likely that you will want to celebrate with a few festive drinks. For me, winter with its cold makes me feel the need for warming ingredients such as ginger, cloves, molasses, and chocolate. The recipes that follow are full of these warm flavours. Have you heard of falernum? It’s a liqueur (or it can be a non-alcoholic syrup) from the Caribbean. It’s made from lime, ginger, almonds, cloves and, sometimes, rum. I love John D. Taylor’s “Velvet Falernum” from Barbados, but it is difficult to find here in the Yukon. The name velvet falernum is used to describe the velvety mouthfeel of this spirit, with its sweet, warm notes. Yukon Cocktail & Bar Supplies in Whitehorse sells a Canadian-made, alcohol-free falernum syrup made by a company called Prosyro. I have used it in the first recipe instead of the liqueur. Dubonnet is available locally, and it is a truly magical cocktail ingredient. A wine-based apératif created in Paris in 1846 with a top-secret recipe, it has a warm spiciness that is fitting for these cold months.

Velvet December

Ingredients • 1 1/2 oz rum (Havana Club 7-year old rum is great here) • 1/2 oz falernum syrup • 2 oz Dubonnet • 2 oz soda water • 1/3 oz lime juice • 8 drops Free Pour Jenny’s Labrador Tea & Lime Bitters

Instructions Add all ingredients except soda water to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a tumbler or large goblet filled with fresh ice, and top with soda water. Stir gently. May be garnished with a thick piece of lime zest or left unadorned.

Lavender Hot Chocolate

Ingredients • Generous dollop of lavender whipped cream ** • 7 oz prepared hot chocolate • 1 oz Cognac • 12 drops Free Pour Jenny’s Limited-Edition Lovely Lavender Bitters • Several dried lavender flowers (food-grade lavender only)

Instructions Pour hot chocolate into a mug and make sure it’s piping hot! Add Cognac and bitters, stirring gently to blend. Top with a dollop of lavender whipped cream and garnish with dried flowers. If flowers are not available, top with freshly shaved chocolate or metallic cake decorating sprinkles.

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Ingredients • 1/2 cup whipping cream • 3/4 tsp Free Pour Jenny’s Limited-Edition Lovely Lavender Bitters

Instructions Add the bitters to the whipping cream in a small bowl. Using a hand blender, whip until peaks form. This will make enough lavender whipped cream for several hot chocolates depending on your taste!

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Yukon Holiday Punch

Ingredients • 10 oz Pimms No.1 Cup • 10 oz Tanqueray London Dry Gin • 25 oz sparkling apple juice • 24 oz pomegranate juice • 8 oz ginger simple syrup * • 8 oz orange juice • 2 tbsp lemon juice • 3 oranges, sliced • 2 lemons, sliced • 1 lime, sliced • 1 cup pomegranate seeds • 8 star anise • 1/2 cup cranberries • 4-6 sprigs rosemary • 1 1/2 tsp Free Pour Jenny’s Solstice Bitters • Ice

Instructions Chill all ingredients for at least several hours. In a large punch bowl, combine all liquid ingredients, including bitters. Stir until well blended. Add orange, lemon, and lime slices, pomegranate seeds, cranberries and star anise. Keep punch cold until serving time. Garnish punch bowl with fresh rosemary sprigs prior to serving. You may add ice as needed, but try to avoid adding an excessive amount, or the punch will become watered down. A large piece of ice or a decorative ice block is preferred over small cubes.

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Yukon Holiday Punch PHOTO: Deborah Turner-Davis Serve punch with a ladle into punch glasses, vintage teacups, or wine glasses. Anything goes for glassware here! *Note: Recipe yields 15 servings (approximately 6 oz each)

* Ginger Simple Syrup

Ingredients • 1 cup turbinado sugar • 1 cup water • 1/4 cup sliced, washed ginger root (you don’t need to peel it. Just give it a scrub!)

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a simmer. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat, and let the syrup cool completely. Strain syrup into a clean jar, label, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. *A few notes on alcohol consumption. These cocktails are strong, and they should be consumed in moderation. One serving of spirits is 1 ½ oz. A good rule of thumb is to have a glass of water for every alcoholic beverage. Cheers! Jennifer Tyldesley is the cocktail genius behind locally-crafted Free Pour Jenny’s Bitters.

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Learning this particular instrument does have its challenges. Some flourishes or elements are written into the music through notations in Chinese characters. Although she doesn’t know the words, or how to pronounce them, Mah can recognize the characters and their meanings within the music. The guzheng can also tax the body. “The guzheng is a physically demanding instrument because of the finger dexterity—it’s a lot like a harp. There’s a lot of different ways to play and some are really fast. I have very hard callouses.” As many have observed during the pandemic, learning remotely can be vexing. Mah uses a combination of videos and FaceTime lessons with her teacher. “Because of the lag, we can’t play together. The urge to match and play together is so strong, but you know it’s going to sound like garbage. It’s tricky to take turns.” Glenda Koh wants to hear about your peculiar pastimes and eclectic amusements. Contact her with your ideas at editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Active/Wellness LISTINGS ACTIVE LISTINGS Wednesdays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Buns and Guns 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness All strength class, focusing on toning the muscles in your arms and glutes. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Wednesdays Habit Cycle 5:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Wednesdays Kickboxing with LeeAnne 5:30 PM Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Wednesdays No-Gi Jiu Jitsu/ Submission Wrestling 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Wednesdays Habit Cycle 6:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Wednesdays Muay Thai Kickboxing 7:45 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Thursdays Cycle-Yoga 9:00 AM Habit Health and Wellness The class consists of 45 minutes of indoor cycling followed by 45 minutes of yoga. Call or email for more info, register online. Thursdays Habit HITT 12:15 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome for this total body cardio and complete body weight class. Call or email for more info, register online. Thursdays Kids BJJ 4:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Thursdays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Turbo Kick- Cardio Kickboxing 5:30 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Perfect for the beginner and elite fitness enthusiast alike! Call for more info, register online. 334-3479 Thursdays Kids BJJ 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Thursdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Fridays Kids BJJ 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy

Fridays Habit Cycle 6:30 PM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@ gmail.com Fridays Muay Thai Kickboxing 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Fridays zFit with Jennifer 10:00 AM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre Call 633-5245 for more info. Fridays Habit Cycle 6:30 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@ gmail.com Saturdays Habit Cycle 8:30 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Saturdays Open Mat 12:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy SaturdaysKickboxing with LeeAnne 12:30 PM Better Bodies Cross training Centre An intense class using a variety of Muay Thai and MMA style training techniques. This non contact class uses gloves, pads and bags. Call 633-5425 for more info. Saturdays Spinning with Jeanette 10:00 AM Better Bodies Cross Training Centre A slow, steady workout with an emphasis on hard resistance work. Call 633-5425 for more info. Sundays Habit Cycle 10:00 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com Sundays Kids BJJ 3:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Mondays 1 Hour Drop in Classes: Pilates 5:15 PM Long, Lean & Mean Fitness Intense core class that will make you sweat and burn calories. All levels welcome modifications available. Call for more info, register online. 334-3479 Mondays Muay Thai Kickboxing 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Mondays Habit Cycle 6:30 AM Habit Health and Wellness We welcome all experience levels and abilities, call or email for more info, register online. 334-7458 habitcommunity@gmail.com

Mondays No-Gi Jiu Jitsu/ Submission Wrestling 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Tuesdays Cycle-Yoga 9:00 AM Habit Health and Wellness The class consists of 45 minutes of indoor cycling followed by 45 minutes of yoga. Call or email for more info, register online. Tuesdays Habit HITT 12:15 PM Habit Health and Wellness All levels welcome for this total body cardio and complete body weight class. Call or email for more info, register online. Tuesdays Kids BJJ 4:30 & 6:00 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy Tuesdays Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 7:30 PM Elite Martial Arts Academy

WELLNESS LISTINGS Daily Whitehorse Flu Clinic Yukon Convention Centre Nov 24-26 8:30 - 4:30 pm, Dec 1-3 from 8:30 - 4:30 pm. https:// yukonimmunization.ca/diseasesvaccines/influenza Elder and Counsellor available Emotional and Spiritual support, free to Indigenous women, girls, 2 spirited in Yukon, Northern BC: Phone, video appointments or in person. Call Toll Free 866 667 6162 or visit www.yawc.ca for info. Monday - Friday FASSY - Drop In OPEN - Social distancing in effect! 10:00 AM FASSY FASSY is still supporting individuals during this difficult time, call 393-4948 if you need help. 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. Tuesdays Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous Contact oayukon@ gmail.com for more information 333-0112 oayukon@gmail.com Tuesdays & Saturdays Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Free DropIn counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info.

Wed Nov 25 Loss and Grief in the Workplace 10:00 AM Virtual Online For more information call 667-7429, to register call 668-8710 and quote - CRN 90294 Thu Nov 26 Pilates Reset 1:00 PM Virtual Online Stretch out some tight muscles and help correct your posture. Register online. Thu Nov 26 Hatha Yoga 5:30 PM Grace Space Relaxing and invigorating Hatha class - book online. Thu Nov 26 Friendship Circle 6:30 PM Inclusion Yukon 9 sessions to learn and practice skills to build healthy friendships. Call 667-4606 or email inclusionyukon@gmail.com to register in advance. Fri Nov 27 Kind Movement 6:45 PM Virtual Online A combination of Pilates, stretching and gentle movement. It is designed to help you check in with yourself, release tight muscles and fascia. Register online. Sat Nov 28 Counselling DropIn and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am - 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Mon Nov 30 Sunshine Pilates 9:00 AM Virtual Online An openlevel Pilates class beginning with a mindful and peaceful 20-minute stretch and warm up, leading into a 40-minute Pilates workout. Register online. Mon Nov 30 Grounding Pilates Flow 6:30 PM Virtual Online Original Pilates matwork to find fluidity, strength, and control so you can feel grounded and refreshed at the end of your day. Register online. Tue Dec 1 Introduction to Mindfulness 8:00 AM Virtual Online For more information or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon. cmha.ca Tue Dec 1 Whitehorse Parent Meet-ups 11:00 AM Yukon Herbal and Natural Health Centre A support group geared for Whitehorse parents to find support, reconnect and build their own village after starting the journey of bringing a newborn into the world. 332-6215 manager@ yukonherbalhealth.ca Wed Dec 2 Living Well Mindfully: What Does That Mean 1:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Email ccsp@gov. yk.ca or call 667-6733 to register.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance No Puffin (CM, NS) - 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (O/M) 7:30 pm Hellaby Hall – 4th and Elliott St. Or zoom room contact aapolargroup@gmail. com Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM Zoom Room – Contact 3347693 Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall - 4th and Elliott Street Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Zoom Room – contact 334-7693 Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Sundays Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Zoom Room – contact 334 7693 Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Mondays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Tuesdays The Joy Of Living group (O/M, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (C/M, NS) 8:00 PM - Hellaby Hall – 4th & Elliott Street Phone: AA 1-833-985-6622 (24 hours a day)


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From the vaults After 17 years, late Yukon musician Aylie Sparkes’ album has finally gotten a digital release by Manus Hopkins

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trees. They played at Steve’s Music on Main Street (remember that place?) and charged a $2 cover. These were humble beginnings for Tentrees, who has gone on to become one of the Yukon’s bestknown musicians, but his story would have been very different without the man who gave him his first break. Sparkes only lived in the Yukon for four years. He moved to the territory from Manitoba in 2001 and passed away from cancer in 2005, but in that short period of time, he managed to make an impact on the local music scene that still lasts today. Ask any Whitehorse musician who was around back then—Aylie Sparkes was everywhere and everyone knew him. “It was amazing to be his friend and amazing to play music with him and learn from him,” said Tentrees. In 2003, Aylie Sparkes recorded his only album, Beautiful & Deranged. He shared production duties with Bob Hamilton and was joined by Paul Stephens on bass and backup vocals, and Marc Paradis on drums and percussion. Sparkes himself handled lead vocals, as well as several different

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PHOTOS: courtesy of Gordie Tentrees types of guitar and banjo. Due to his health, he wasn’t able to tour in support of it, or promote it like he wanted to. This was long before the advent of digital releases. Eventually, the copies were all sold and the album was buried, until earlier this year when Tentrees came across a box of 50 unsold CD copies. He decided to release the album on Bandcamp, simply because he felt it was a record people needed to hear, or hear again. Luckily, releasing an album independently is far easier now than it was when Sparkes was alive, but Tentrees still took some extra promotional steps, like using a publicist to get the word out. Sparkes’ music career was close to taking off when he passed away. Beautiful & Deranged had been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for “Blues Album of the Year” in 2004, and word of Sparkes was starting to reach outside of the Yukon and into other parts of the country. “He was on the verge of realizing his dreams,” said Tentrees. One of the many things for

which Yukoners remember Sparkes is the fact that he never stopped playing guitar. Tentrees said some nights, Sparkes would knock on his door at midnight after being out gigging all night, guitar in hand, asking if Tentrees wanted to have an impromptu jam session. These jam sessions would often extend into the morning hours. When he wasn’t playing a show, which wasn’t often, Sparkes could be seen sitting on his porch, playing guitar. Something else that made Sparkes popular within the Yukon’s music community was his willingness to play with anyone, and the fact that he could play any style of music. While he was a talented songwriter, it was playing that was Sparkes’ main passion. To Tentrees, he was a musician who led by example, because of his intense practice regimen and lack of ego. “A lot of people spend a lot of time taking selfies with their guitars,” said Tentrees. “But that was nowhere in Aylie’s game. He was just in love with playing music.” Revisiting Sparke’s album after

all these years has stirred up lots of cherished memories for Tentrees. He said he’s probably one of the only people who knows the stories behind every song on the record, and hearing them now takes him back to nearly 20 years ago when all the songs were coming together. Sparkes is still a huge musical inspiration for Tentrees, and one of the reasons he pushes himself to play music every single day. Beautiful & Deranged can be purchased digitally on Sparke’s Bandcamp page, www.ayliesparkes.bandcamp.com, for $20. All proceeds go to Sparke’s children. “I play the record and everyone falls in love with it,” said Tentrees. “It’s an example of what you should be shooting for if you really get into your art.”

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


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Highlights 15-305 Main Street, Whitehorse (867) 667.4080 artsunderground.ca

November 24 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 5 - 6pm ……………………….. WOODSHOP ORIENTATION 6:30 - 8:30pm ……………………….. November 6 REPAIR CAFE: PUBLIC EVENT! 6 - 9pm ……………………….. December 1 LASER CUTTING FOR BEGINNERS: CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS 6:30 - 9pm ……………………….. METALSHOP SAFETY ORIENTATION 6:30 - 8:30pm ……………………….. Open Hours: Wed-Sun 1pm-9pm

December 2 LUNCH AND LEARN: MEDIA LITERACY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS 12 - 1pm ……………………….. December 3 ENTREPRENEUR SPEAKER SERIES: JOELLA HOGAN 4 - 5pm ……………………….. Weekly WELCOME WEDNESDAY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 11am ……………………….. Open Hours Mon- Fri 9am-5pm

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Exhibitions Until Nov 28 Women à la carte Duende Until Feb 27 Friends of the Yukon Archives Society Creating Community: A Look at Visual Arts in the Territory Beginning Dec 4 Yukon Art Society Members’ Exhibition Stoke Until Dec 2 at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Meeting by the currents: works from the Chu Niikwän Artist Residency

Workshops & Studio November 28 Intermediate Macramé with Judy Tomlin Are you an AU Ceramics Studio User? Open studio hours are great for individuals who want to practice what they learned in a ceramics course! Spaces are limited & pre-booking is required. Book now at

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Yukon Animal Rescue Network

Got Puppies…? Did you know that If you surrender all the pups to YARN, we’ll raise the pups, pay for all their care and veterinary costs, find them homes using a responsible adoption process – and spay your mama dog for free and give her back. We are trying to reduce the future over’PUP’ulation in the North, by adopting to family’s that will spay & neuter. Each female dog that is not spayed could produce up to 67,000 descendants in her lifetime. Unwanted dogs - suffer.

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Boys Club Boys&&Girls Girls Club Yukon ofofYukon Youth Drop-In Centre

Recreational program for teen-years youth Tuesday-Saturday 3pm-9pm Off-Site Programming For:12-18 years of age Contact the BGCY at 393-2824 ext203 obulpitt@bgcyukon.com for more information

AllStars After School Program:

An affordable, quality after school program When: Monday to Friday 3-5:00 pm following the school calendar. Who: Ages 6-11 Cost: Tuition fees as follows: $295 for full months mtpd@bgcyukon.com for info Location: Downtown/Takhini Elementary

Learning Tree Daycare

An affordable, quality, licensed childcare program Monday to Friday 7:30am-5pm From: 18months-6 years of age Cost: Tuition fees as follows: Toddler: $850/month Preschool: $750/month Kindercare: $550/month Christine Greff at 393-2824 ext 206 or eypd@bgcyukon.com Location: Riverdale

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The Best Things in Life are… Rescued! Meet Nanook! Nanook is a 5.5 year old female Siberian Husky. She is a very friendly girl and a fast learner too! She is very playful and full of energy, loves to be pet and play fetch. Would be a great family dog. She is good with other dogs, not ideal for a home with cats and is housetrained. Come take a shelter dog for a walk today!

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Going to the dogs!

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Great gifts for Critters AND their people! MERRY CHRISTMAS! 131 Copper Rd

Road Dogs is a music store, a coffee shop and the new Yukon Online Marketplace by Heather LeDuc

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Willow Gamberg and Jasmine Roush are the proprietors of Road Dogs Music Supply and The Coffee Shop. It’s a place to buy a guitar, peruse vinyl while you enjoy a great cappuccino, and the pick up spot for a new online marketplace for Yukon products PHOTOS: Cathie Archbould

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didn’t have these guys, honestly,” says Roush, who isn’t interested in baking. But she has another motivation. “It allows me to support our community,” she says. This ethos is something Roush shares with Gamberg; their core philosophy is “locals supporting local.” In the past, they’ve provided space for local pop-ups, such as Tacky Town thrift store. Now, they’re doing something bigger. This winter, when local gift-buying options are limited, Gamberg and Roush are taking the Christmas craft fairs online. It’s their response to COVID, and to the impact of cancelled craft sales on artists. Gamberg and Roush also want to provide Yukoners with a local alternative to online behemoths like Amazon. “It really sucks for the artisans who aren’t going to have that revenue,” says Gamberg, who has been a craft fair vendor in the past. “Especially with COVID, I’m worried that people are going to do all their shopping on Amazon.” Gamberg and Roush are expanding on a platform they’ve already built to offer a full, multivendor market, a “one-stop shop for Yukon-made goods and services.” The back of the shop will become the fulfillment centre where goods will be stored and where

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The name “Road Dogs” comes from the year Gamberg spent touring with a band. She says it’s “kind of a classic name for a roadie.” Meanwhile, Roush began with a mobile venture, The Coffee Bar, vending from a trailer. She moved on to more stable digs at the former Qualita’s Cleaners, a stone’s throw from the music shop. “I started with [the name] The Coffee Bar as a throw to the Italian coffee bars,” Roush says, though she confesses she’s never been to Italy. “I drew a lot of inspiration from that. Then I went from vending to indoors and I was like, ‘how do I bridge this now?’ So I just changed the name to The Coffee Shop.” However, the drycleaner’s space was for sale and she’d eventually have to relocate. Coincidentally, Road Dogs Music had a small coffee bar left over from Hamilton’s days. After hearing about Roush’s predicament, Gamberg agreed to share her space. Roush makes espresso coffee drinks and offers pastries from the Swiss Bakery, as well as sandwiches from Alligator Grilled Cheese. Mondays feature Sourdoughnuts pop-ups. “I don’t know where I’d go if I

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illow Gamberg and Jasmine Roush are makers of amazing spaces. The proprietors of Road Dogs Music Supply and The Coffee Shop respectively, their businesses are located in Hamilton and Son Guitar Works on Third Avenue in Whitehorse. It’s a place to buy a guitar, or peruse vinyl while you enjoy a great cappuccino. It’s also where the idea for an online marketplace for Yukon products was born. Gamberg and Roush are likeminded entrepreneurs whose parallel journeys to Guitar Works were brought about seemingly by fate. Gamberg began in the music supply business working at Dean’s Strings; owner Dean Tower hired her when she was 16. She wasn’t in the position to buy the business from him when it was for sale in 2018. However, a year later, when Bob Hamilton was closing the Guitar Works storefront, Gamberg was ready to take it on. Now she sells new and used instruments, music supplies and vinyl. “That’s been my new obsession, it’s been super fun,” she says of the record section. “This town loves vinyl.”

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Going to the dogs! ... cont’d folks can pick up their purchases. Gamberg and Roush will do most of the work themselves. They see a number of advantages to the shopping model. People can pick up items whenever the shop is open, there are no long line-ups, and vendors don’t have to spend long days at craft market tables. It can also provide access to goods from all over the Yukon. Folks looking for the fulfillment centre won’t have a hard time finding it. Roush and Gamberg recently acquired a new sign from their neighbour, Green Screen Printing. It features the Road Dogs dog-skull-and-drumstick-crossbones logo on one half, and The Coffee Shop’s 1970s balloon lettering on the other. Once shoppers have had a coffee, found their favourite vinyl, and picked up their local products, they might want to explore Third Avenue further. “This block is just awesome,” says Gamberg. “There’s us and Green Screen and Tara [Kolla] at the Wish Factory. We’re having a lot of fun on this block.” Road Dogs Music and The Coffee

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We’ll protect our customers and staff by: • Everyone entering the store please have a MASK ON and are wearing it properly. • You will be screened upon entry with a few simple questions: • Have you travelled out of the territory in the past 14 days? • Have you been in contact with any persons who have - travelled out of the territory in the past 14 days? • Are you feeling sick? • We are limiting our customers to 5 persons at a time. • We ask that while shopping you keep a distance from others of at least 6ft. • Please only touch product you are planning to purchase • We are NOT accepting CASH at this time For those who feel more comfortable placing an order over the phone or using our Walk Up Window, that option is still available to you!

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Community EVENTS S e n d W h a t ’ s U p Yu k o n Yo u r C o m m u n i t y E v e n t s

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ATLIN Mon Walking at the Rec Centre 11:00 AM Atlin Rec Centre Wednesdays Ladies’ Lunch 12:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Wednesdays Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Atlin Rec Centre Fridays and Saturdays Atlin Community Library 2:00 PM Sundays St. Martins Anglican Church Service 11:00 AM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Sundays Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 AM Atlin Christian Centre Fridays Thrift Shop 2:00 PM St. Martin’s Anglican Church Thu Nov 26 Atlin Arts and Music Festival AGM 7:00 PM Virtual Online All welcome, call for more info. 206-2012526

CARCROSS Sundays St. Saviours Church Services 2:00 pm St. Saviour Church 867-6683129

DAWSON CITY Tuesdays Music & Me: Baby & Toddler Parented Program 10:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A parented singing and dance program for babies and toddlers. Registration must be done in advance, weekly, by emailing Jen. Suttis@cdcyukon.ca Sundays St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Family Sticks & Skates Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Tues & Thurs 4-5:30 pm and Sat 3:30-5 pm. For more info email recmanager@cityofdawson.ca or phone 993-7400 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays Sticks & Skates Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Wed & Fri 11:30-1 pm, Tues 6-7 pm, Sat 5:30 -7 pm. For more info email recmanager@ cityofdawson.ca or phone 993-7400. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays Public Skate Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Tues & Thurs 11:30-1 pm, Wed,4-5 pm, Fri 4-5:30 pm Sat 2-3 pm. For more info email recmanager@cityofdawson.ca or phone 993-7400. Until Dec 10 Life and Legacy by Kenojuak Ashevak KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Never-beforeexhibited drawings from the archives of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, which have inspired some of Kenojuak’s most emblematic prints in stonecut, lithography and etching. Wed Nov 25 KIAC Holiday Art & Craft Fair KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Art / craft / handmade / one-ofa-kind goods. Call 993-5005 or email gallery@kiac.ca for more information or to register your table.

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Wed Nov 25 Pre & Post Natal Yoga 5:30 PM Minto Concession Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwestel.net for more information. Wed Nov 25 Handle with Care: Building Trusting Relationships 5:30 PM Dawson Women’s Shelter Make a craft while discussing strategies for fostering trust within children. Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwestel.net for more info. Thu Nov 26 Baby and Me - Pilates 2:00 PM True North Company Pilates inspired class with Jen Suttis. Call 993-5149 or email cpnpdawson@northwest.net for more info. Fri Nov 27 Play Like a Girl 3:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre For girls grade 1 +, develop skills and have fun! To register email recreation@cityofdawson. ca Sat Nov 28 Under 5 Open Gym 10:30 AM True North Company For more information contact the recreation department recreation@cityofdawson.ca, 993-7400 ext.299 Sat Nov 28 Open Studio/Saturday Painting 1:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture All ages welcome- but youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Email programs@kiac.ca for more info. Sat Nov 28 Adult Learn to Skate 4:00 PM Dawson City Arena Helmets & skates provided, ages 18+, email recreation@ cityofdawson.ca or call 993-7400 Ext 299 for more information. Sun Nov 29 Under 5 Open Gym 10:30 AM True North Company For more information contact the recreation department recreation@cityofdawson.ca, 993-7400 ext.299 Sun Nov 29 Youth Hockey - Skills & Drills 3:00 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Tue Dec 1 Music & Me: Baby & Toddler Parented Program 10:00 AM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture A parented singing and dance program for babies and toddlers. Registration must be done in advance, weekly, by emailing Jen.Suttis@cdcyukon.ca Tue Dec 1 Beginners Adult Hockey Skills & Drills. 5:30 PM Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre To register email recreation@cityofdawson.ca Tue Dec 1 Drop-In Handbuilding Pottery: Glazing Night! 6:00 PM KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Glaze your pieces made in the last few weeks! . Enter through the back door. 993-5005

FARO Wednesdays & Fridays Seniors Cards & Walk 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Wednesdays Archery - Ages 6+ 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728 Wednesdays Bootcamp 4:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728

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Thursdays Soccer Thursdays 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6+, rain or shine. Thursdays & Tuesdays Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Thursdays & Tuesdays Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Registration is required, call 994-2728 for more info. Thursdays Volleyball Night - Ages 15+ 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 9942728 Faro Thursdays Archery 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728 Faro Fridays Indoor Kids Soccer 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Fridays Adult Soccer 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Saturdays Pickleball 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@faroyukon.ca Saturdays Basketball 3:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@faroyukon.ca Tuesdays Parent & Tot 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed Nov 25 Junior Shooting 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Participants will learn firearm safety and marksmanship using quality airguns. Parental permission required. Call for more information. 994-2262

Saturdays Knitting Circle 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Saturdays Happy Hour in the Jackalope 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Nov 25 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Nov 25 MLCS Board Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Nov 28 Pickleball, Please drop in! 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat Nov 28 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 1:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun Nov 29 Pickleball, Please drop in! 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Dec 2 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

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Monday, Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday Public Skate Bill Brewster Arena Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues, Thurs & Friday 3:15-5:30 pm, Sat 12:00-3 pm, Sun 5-7 pm. Call 634-7100, ext. 202, to confirm that the arena is open. Saturdays Beginner Public Skate 10:30 AM Bill Brewster Arena No sticks, no pucks, bring your little ones or just come practice your skills Wed Nov 25 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Haines Junction Thu Nov 26 Thrift Shop Day! 2:00 PM St Christopher’s Church Please shop safely - maximum of 10 people at one time, and social distancing is required.

Sundays St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-9935381

MARSH LAKE Tuesdays North of 60 Seniors Coffee & Chat 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tuesdays Yoga with Richard 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thursdays Shuffleboard and Games Night-Jackalope(licensed) & Gym 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fridays Drinks in the Jackalope 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fridays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall and Recreation Centre

MAYO Mondays Video Yoga Classes 5:15 PM Mayo Curling Arena Yoga Videos are used for leading each class. Bring your own Yoga mat or borrow ours. Drop-ins are welcome. For more info call 996-2043 8979962043 Mondays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sundays St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 AM St Mary’s Church (867)6677746

TAGISH Mondays Nordic Walking 1:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Everyone welcome, for more info contact Ursula for meeting place 399-3671. Tuesdays Yoga 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 or email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more info. Tuesdays Get and Stay Fit Class 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Everyone welcome, for more info call 399-3671. Wednesdays Tagish Youth Night 6:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 10+, call 3993407 for more info. Thursdays Tagish Carpet Bowling 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling, Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre A great opportunity to get out of the house and catch up with other community members. A lunch program which will include such things as soup/stew/chili and homemade rolls/ bread plus some tasty treats! Covid-19 precautions apply.

Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Library Call 399-3418 or email tglib@klondiker.com for more info. Saturdays Youth Night 5:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 10+, call 399-3407 for more info Thu Nov 26 OsteoFit 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Exercise and education, gentle strength training, for more info call 399-3671. Sun Nov 29 Christmas Craft & Bake Fair 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Local crafts and baked goods for sale. To reserve a table call 399-3407

TESLIN Mondays Teslin Adult Fitness 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mondays DIY Life Hacks 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tuesdays Kids in the Kitchen 3:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tuesdays Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Mats provided just bring your zen. Tuesdays Badminton 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Tuesdays Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 PM Teslin Healing Centre, For more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com Tuesdays Adult Hockey 8:15 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays Teslin PickleBall 12:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays Seniors Social 1:00 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays & Mondays Adult Fitness 5:30 PM Teslin Rec Center Wednesdays Community Art Program 6:30 PM Teslin Rec Center 390-2530 Wednesdays Public Skating 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Centre Thursdays Kids Club 3:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Thursdays Boys Club 5:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Thursdays Women’s Hockey 5:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Thursdays Adult Hockey 7:30 PM Tesline Rec Centre Fridays Public Skating 3:30 PM Teslin Rec Centre Fridays Teslin Youth Club 7:00 PM Teslin Rec Center For grades 10-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Saturdays Movie Night 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center

WATSON LAKE Daily Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Rentals call 536-4820 for more info Tuesdays Parent-Child Mother Goose - Ages 0-1 9:30 AM Watson Lake Family Centre You and your little one will learn new songs and rhymes, revisit old favourites. Ages newborn - 1 year are welcome and a light snack is provided! Wednesdays Drop in Beading 1:00 PM Watson Lake Family Centre Thursdays Parent-Child Mother Goose - Ages 2-4 11:00 AM Watson Lake Family Centre You and your little one will learn new songs and rhymes, revisit old favourites. Ages Ages 2-4 years are welcome and a light snack is provided! Thursdays Drop-in Curling 6:30 PM Watson Lake Recreation Centre Sundays St. John’s Church Service 10:00 AM St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Sat Nov 28 Well Being Saturdays 1:00 PM Watson Lake Secondary School Simple Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga & Meditation. All welcome. Call 250-4158270 for more info.


November 25, 2020

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Remembrance Day 2020

THANK YOU from the Whitehorse Legion

The Whitehorse Legion would like to convey its appreciation to those who made the 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony happen; The Yukon Government Economic Development Branch, The Staff at the Yukon Art Centre, Northwestel Cable TV, The Midnight Sun Pipe Band, The members of the Colour Party; whose participants came from the Whitehorse Legion, Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Rangers, M Division RCMP, RCMP Veterans, Yukon Emergency Services and Yukon Corrections. Thank you to our Singer; Ms Claire Ness, our Bugler; Ms Sarah Dominie, the Whitehorse Legion Chaplain; Father Slawomir Szwagrzyk, the Sentry; Comrade Dave Laxton CD, the Parade Marshall; Comrade Joe Mewett CD and our MC; Comrade Red Grossinger CD. Thank you to all Yukoners who supported Remembrance Day either by attending the ceremony, wearing a poppy, purchasing a wreath and conducting their own ceremonies at home or at various cenotaphs. When free of the Coronas Virus we intend to return to our regular ceremony at the Canada Games Centre and resume our participation in schools and senior’s residences. THANK YOU EVERYONE Lest We Forget.

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Shining Lights Shine Your Light is a weekly radio show featuring live music, poetry, comedy and conversation, spearheaded by Matthew “Toots” Toothill

by Manus Hopkins 32-year-old Matthew Toothill is a singer-songwriter focused on spreading messages of hope and positivity

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ou’d be forgiven for not having heard of Toots just yet. He’s a relatively new name on Whitehorse’s local music

PHOTO: Submitted by Matthew Toothill scene, but despite the lack of live music opportunities these past several months, he’s been able to get his name out there a lot more

November 25, 2020 than one might expect. Toots is 32-year-old Matthew Toothill, a singer-songwriter originally from England, who ended up in the Yukon because of what he calls “a weird mixture of love and work.” “What keeps me here is the desire to experience community and connection,” he said. “And to see what I can provide in these areas and to learn and grow from a life lived in one place.” To Toothill, music is a form of self-expression, in which he can convey emotions and messages he wouldn’t be able to get across in normal conversation. He was always into punk music with meaning. He wants people to both enjoy his music and dance to it, and also come away from it with things to think about. “There is so much insincerity around us,” he said. “It’s used to sell products, convince us of political agendas and bend the truth. I just want the message of my music to be one of sincerity.” This summer, Toothill’s name started popping up around Whitehorse, notably with a performance as part of Arts in the Park’s re-imagined radio show. After performing live on CJUC 92.5 FM as part of the series, and with real live performances being so sparse these days, he felt inspired to start his own radio show. Toothill is now presenting Shine Your Light, a weekly radio show on CJUC. Every Sunday at 7 p.m., Shine Your Light features different artists performing music, poetry and telling stories. Wanting to pick up where Arts in the Park left off, but also expand beyond just a music show, Toothill was easily able to join forces with CJUC’s Bill Polonsky and start his show promptly, with the first performance taking place on Sept. 13. Shine Your Light has already showcased performances by Caroline Allat, Emilie LeFrancois, Elise Brown-Dussault and a new local act, Denim.

“I wanted to keep live music in people’s lives and give all levels of audible art a platform,” said Toothill. One passion of Toothill’s is increasing and fostering dialogue surrounding mental health. In a time where this is very much needed, Toothill is taking some innovative approaches to de-stigmatizing mental health struggles and bringing attention to organizations with his shared vision. Unfortunately, in an age of social distancing and fear towards one another, the community’s collective mental health is not at its best, according to Toothill. This summer, Toothill teamed up with a host of musicians including Selina Heyligers-Hare and Calla Kinglit to put together a compilation album, for which six artists each submitted a song. The album, titled We See You, can be purchased on Bandcamp. All the proceeds are going to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). Right now, it’s a more important time than ever to keep bringing music to people, to keep shining a light on mental health and to send out a message of hope. “Music is humanity’s greatest achievement, but it’s so often taken for granted and overlooked,” said Toothill. “It is so important that we support all artists during times like these, because it’s during times like these that art supports us.” Listen to Shine Your Light on CJUC Community Radio at 92.5 FM every Sunday at 7 p.m. Head over to the series’ Instagram account, @shineyourlight.cjuc to see who’s up next.

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

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