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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson
Remembering the Princess Sophia disaster
He gives much credit to Jana Swales, executive director of the Yukon Transportation Museum, and to his museum’s curator, Angharad Wenz, for many of the ideas and execution that went into the creation of the panels. Aside from the travelling exhibit, a complete set of the panels will be mounted for display at the two museums. “Tentatively, there will be two venues in Whitehorse in 2018, and then a stop in Mayo earlier in the summer, and a last stop in Dawson later in the summer,” Somerville said. Most of the panels are set up to resemble newspaper pages from that time period, with actual headlines from contemporary papers, and stories that reflect the stages of the disaster, from news about the annual exodus to post-mortems after the fact. Headlines include “Last Boats of the Year to go Out Tonight”, “Total Loss on Sophia Reaches 243”, “NorthPHOTOS: Dan Davidson land’s Greatest Disaster”, and “Dawson to Honour Dead of the Sophia”. The Dawson City Museum and the Yukon Transportation The fifth panel is different, Museum have created a travelling display of seven freeshowing a man standing on the standing panels that will be in circulation in the territory Sophia’s mast, which was all that was sticking out of the water when have created a travelling display will be in circulation in the terri- the rescue boats came back. The of seven free-standing panels that tory, starting this winter, in order caption for this dramatic panel to prepare people to be ready to features the last wireless message appreciate the significance of this to be sent from the ship: “Taking disaster when its 100th anniver- water and foundering, for God’s sary rolls around next fall. sake come and save us.” The prototypes of the exhibit were on display at the Dawson City After three decades in Museum during the recent Yukon classrooms in Beaver Creek, Heritage Symposium held here in Faro and Dawson, Dan Davidson Fresh Made Salads October. The Museum’s executive retired to continue writing, as director, Alex Somerville, says he had been all those years. Team Makes The Difference there are some corrections to be Please send comments about his made and then a schedule for the stories to tour will be developed. email@example.com.
he Canadian Pacific steamer Princess Sophia ran aground on Vanderbilt Reef on the Inland Passage after leaving Skagway on October 23, 1918. It was the last run of the season to Vancouver and Victoria and the ship contained 353 passengers from the Yukon and Alaska who had taken the popular decision not to spend the winter in the North. As chronicled in The Sinking of the Princess Sophia by Ken Coates and Bill Morrison, a whole fleet of rescue vessels made their way to her aid, but were driven off by the increasing storm. By the next morning the boat was gone with all hands – about 200 of whom were Dawsonites: men, women, children, business people and dredge workers who had just finished their season. Coates and Morrison subtitled their book “Taking the North Down With Her” and several historians have pointed out that this disaster did more damage to the population of Dawson City than did all the lives lost in the Great War. Indeed, the wreck was of such magnitude that it might well have been considered the Titanic event of the West Coast, had not the war come to an end just weeks later and chased it out of the news. The Dawson City Museum and the Yukon Transportation Museum
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ighteen years ago three sheep hunters named Bill Hanlon, Warren Ward and Mike Roche happened upon the body of a young Indigenous man while crossing a glacier in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations traditional territory in northern B.C. Unbeknownst to the hunters, they had discovered the oldest natural mummified body unearthed to date in North America. The man was frozen in place during the Little Ice Age in the summertime, c.1450–1700 AD. The story of this mysterious “Canadian ice man” comes fullcircle this year with the release of the Royal British Columbia Museum’s new book, Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį: Teachings from Long Ago Person Found. The volume published October 31 is the product of a groundbreaking collaboration between the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Royal B.C. Museum scientists. “It was my life for three months working day and night,” said Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, who was working as a heritage resource officer with CAFN during the project. The Tatshenshini-Alsek Park is under a co-management agreement between CAFN and the B.C. government, in which CAFN has sole responsibility over heritage matters. “We had stewardship over him (the Long Ago Person Found). We knew that he was probably one of us,” she said. After consulting with elders in the community it was decided that the scientists at the Royal B.C. museum would be allowed to study the remains of the Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį – which means “Long Ago Person Found” in Southern Tutchone – for one year. After that he would be given a traditional cremation on the site where he was found and a potlatch was to be held in his honour. It was important to Strand that the body be treated in a respectful way during the study. “This was someone’s son and his body was our responsibility. It was about honouring him and his family in the proper way,” she said.
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The 700+ page book features contributions from First Nation citizens and other experts drawn from a mix of scholarly and oral traditions With that in mind CAFN also conducted DNA tests with 241 volunteers and they were able to confirm 17 people related to the man though the maternal line, 15 of whom identified with the Wolf clan. (Children are born into the mother’s clan under the matrilineal system common among Yukon, B.C. and Alaska First Nations). The current day relations are roughly even split between coastal and inland dwellers. The man was likely a mix of coastal and interior Yukon, B.C. and Alaska First Nations. This would reflect trade routes between communities at the time. It would also make sense based on his DNA, diet and the belongings that he carried with him at the time of death. This hypothesis would also coincide with the location where he was found – along what Strand said was once a popular glacial trade route between coastal and inland communities. Strand said that while the
Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį was an important discovery for the scientific community, for Indigenous people it was more than that. She said that the entire process from the discovery to his cremation ceremony helped her connect with her own spirituality on a deeper level. “It’s who we are. It’s our ancestry. It’s given pride to our future generations and our kids.’’ The book will be introduced in the Yukon during the Haines Junction Mountain Festival, which takes place December 8 to 10 in Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction). The Long Ago Person Found’s belongings will also be on display at the Da Kų Cultural Centre in Haines Junction. Michael Bramadat-Willcok is a journalist and researcher based in Whitehorse. He cut his teeth as a documentary filmmaker in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Tibet. He worked as a journalist in Quebec before moving to the Yukon.
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verybody knows that the Humane Society of Yukon takes care of our beloved animals in distress at the societyrun Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. But who takes care of the people who take care of the animals? Well, that would be Brent Slobodin, the president of the local Humane Society. “It is a vital operation and we run it on a shoestring,” he said from a desk he borrowed at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. “A lot of it is a labour of love; we do it for the animals and a lot of people are willing to help us.” A lot of people. Slobodin lists them off: a paid staff that keeps the non-profit facility running while pets are found homes; there are volunteer dog walkers that range from one to six a day; foster families; volunteers who run the Wednesday Bingo games at the Elk’s Hall; volunteers who help out with garage sales, golf tournaments and any other fundraising event they can come up with; and a board of directors that takes care of the paperwork and planning for all of this. Putting those plans into action, and keeping all of those people happy and productive, is the executive director Dan Moore. “Dan gives us a monthly report,” Slobodin said of his own management style. “He doesn’t need me to come down and say how I want things to run. “So I talk with Dan on the
phone more than coming down here. “He has a busy staff and they all have a busy day.” With Moore in place, Slobodin says he can work on finishing the society’s constitution and working with the treasurer on finances. Then there is reaching out to the board members to keep them connected. “Our board is a ‘working board,’” he says. “We don’t have a large staff that can do much more beyond taking care of the animals. “We have a good core group and a great treasurer; we have been able to sort out our finances and get on an even keel.” When Slobodin joined the board two and a half years ago, it was a turbulent time and there were ongoing controversies. Board members were leaving. He could have found an easier society to join. Since high school, he has lived a life of volunteerism. More recently he was president of the Yukon Historical Museums Association – “That fit me perfectly because of my background in history.” He was also a baseball coach – “Because it gave me the opportunity to be out on the field with my boys at night.” And he was on the board for Challenge Disability Resource Group – “I really believe in what they are doing.” Combine this volunteering background with his 23 years
working for Yukon Government, mostly in Advanced Education as a director and assistant deputy minister, Slobodin was identified as someone who could help. “The person who asked me to help out gave me a sense the organization needed help,” he said. “This is one of those organizations that have some really good hearts in it, but not always those with management skills.” Today, things have turned around. “There was some controversy in the past, but that is not us now,” Slobodin said. “We are doing well; people see us out in the community; and the government has reinvested in us.” But they still need more people. Slobodin says there are a lot of people retiring early who, like him, need to keep busy. And young people tend to volunteer with sports organizations, but he says the Humane Society needs their “enthusiasm and energy”. People can volunteer at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter or through its website at www.HumaneSocietyYukon.ca. In addition, the 2018 Whitehorse Firefighters Calendar is available through the website and at The Feed Store. Proceeds go to the Humane Society. Stepping Up features those who lead volunteer organizations in the Yukon. Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer in Whitehorse.
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Twelve days of handmade
awesome stuff The 12 Days of Christmas Fireweed Market takes place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Dec. 8 to 19
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o you miss browsing a variety of vendors and their wares at the summer Fireweed Community Market at your convenience? Well, fear not. Vendors and their crafting friends are gathering for The 12 Days of Christmas Market this December. The event takes place in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre from Friday, December 8 to Tuesday, December 19. The event is run by the Fireweed Community Market Society and hosts a total of 80 vendors. It is the largest multi-day market in Whitehorse. It has grown from a one-day event in the Horwoods Mall in 2005, to a five-day event in the
old Royal Canadian Legion on Alexander Street. By the time it moved to the Old Fire Hall, it was a grand event 12 days long. Taking place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre again this year, vendors display their wares, not only on tables, but also in well-designed vertical displays. The whole market is set up like an organized store that allows you to browse and bring your selections to a central till for purchase. Just like any store this time of year, the Fireweed Community Market’s 12 Days of Christmas starts out quiet on a Monday and slowly becomes busier as the week goes on. Choose the ideal shop-
ping experience for yourself.Weekends will offer live music for background. As well, you’ll find a community table featuring a constantly changing variety of products from new vendors. You can find most anything you can imagine, from consumables such as sausage, kale chips, baked goods, licorice, spices, coffee, syrup, jam, mushrooms, tortillas and popcorn, to wonderfully smelling soaps, balms, oils, candles and bath soaks. You will also get to enjoy such eye candy as art prints, acrylic on canvas, art cards, wreaths, fabric art, prints, fused glass, stained glass, calendars and tree toppers.
Imagine running your fingers over the amazing texture of such things as willow, antler and metal jewellery, pottery, scarves and wraps, handspun wool, felt, wood cutting boards and wooden toys. While the vendors will not be standing behind their displays, there will be posters and photos showcasing the crafters and artisans. They will include such creators as Raven Mad Designs, Indiglow, Cass Collins, Les Belles Choses and Judy Matechuk. Bring a friend and plan to have a most delightful Christmas shopping experience at the 12 Days of Christmas Market in the multipurpose room of the Kwanlin Dün
Cultural Centre. The market opens at noon on Friday, December 8. It will then be open through to Tuesday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Thursdays and Fridays open until 9 p.m. For more information go to www.FireweedMarket.ca.
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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS Fri Dec. 1 to Sat, Dec, 30, Ritual: Yukon Art Society Members’ Show Arts Underground Purchased works can be taken home immediately in time for gift giving. Sat, Dec, 2, Commissioner of Yukon’s Youth Art Exhibit Yukon Arts Centre Sat, Dec, 9, Art Taster 1:00 pm Paint Party Yukon Showing you how to simplify one of Emma Barr’s images so u can create a nice magnetic painting in one hour! Thu, Dec, 7 – Sat.Feb.24 Janet Macpherson: Bestiary Yukon Arts Centre Animals are similarly allegorical, touching on ideas of global migration, the environment, and our relationship to all living things. Thu, Dec, 7 – Sat.Feb.24 Simon James Gilpin: Wilderness, City Yukon Arts Centre Explores the theme of natural landscape and how it is opposed to human made environments Until Thu, Dec, 21, Eleanor Rosenberg Yukon Arts Centre Canadian illustrator doing illustrations, paintings and art from Vancouver, Whitehorse and Brooklyn. Until Sun, Mar, 4, On Our Way Home Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Showcasing new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection.
LIVE MUSIC Wednesdays Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed, Dec, 6 Live Music and Fundraiser for Steve Hare 6:00 pm Baked Cafe Live Music performers by: Ryan MacNally Keitha Clark & BJ MacleanThe Midnight Suns Gordie Tentrees Lucie D & Immortals Leonard Boniface Rox Hunter The Dakhká Khwáan DancersDena Zagi Thu, Dec, 7 Jam Night with Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu, Dec, 7 Joe Loutchan - Fiddler on the Loose 9:00 pm 98 Hotel Thu, Dec, 7 Ginger Jam 10:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers. Fri, Dec, 8 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri, Dec, 8 Snow Ball 2017 7:30 pm Mt McIntyre Rec Centre (Ski Chalet) Swing dance with The BIG Band! 3 sets of dance music, 18-piece band, cash bar. Tickets online. 335-4501 thesnarkhunter@ hotmail.com Fri, Dec, 8 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri, Dec, 8 A Swingin’ Pines Christmas! 9:00 pm The Social House Celebrate the joyful sounds of Western Swing. highlight the connections between oldtime ﬁddle music, traditional jazz and country music. Fri, Dec, 8 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat, Dec, 9 Funky Kingston 8:00 pm The Social House Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady/Roots/Dub/ FunkBig Sound/Tasty Drinks/Good VibesDJ Steve Sat, Dec, 9 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun, Dec, 10 Open Mic Night 3:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun, Dec, 10 A Candlelight Concert 5:00 pm Whitehorse Baptist Church An evening of Christmas carols, candlelight and hot cider. Sun, Dec, 10 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun, Dec, 10 A Candlelight Concert 7:00 pm Whitehorse Baptist Church An evening of Christmas carols, candlelight and hot cider. Sun, Dec, 10 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon, Dec, 11 Music For A Winter’s Eve 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre FHC Grade 8 Bands, Jazz Band, Junior & Senior Concert Bands Tue, Dec, 12 Music For A Winter’s Eve 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre FHC Grade 8 Bands, Jazz Band, Junior & Senior Concert Bands Tue, Dec, 12 Ginger Jam 10:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest co-hosts and performers.
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Wednesdays Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wednesdays Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wednesdays Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Wed, Dec, 6, YFN 101: History of Yukon First Nations & Self-Government 8:30 am Westmark Whitehorse One-day course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about Yukon First Nations and Self-Government. Register online or call 668-8800. Wed, Dec, 6, Vigil: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Wed, Dec, 6, Regift and Edibles Market 12:00 pm Cliﬀside Country Store and Greenhouse Regift new merchandise in original packaging and fresh edibles (jam, antipasto, cake, etc). Register by phoning 867.332.4016 332-4016 Wed, Dec, 6, TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co)space coworking space` Each week we’ll select a new topic/Talk and hang around to discuss! You never know what amazing things some shots of midweek creativity will spark. Wed, Dec, 6, “A Better Man” Film Screening 7:00 pm The Old Fire Hall A powerful new NFB/ TVO documentary, FREE, 80 min. Followed by a discussion. Wed, Dec, 6, YFN 101: History of Yukon First Nations & Self-Government 8:30 am Westmark Whitehorse One-day course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about Yukon First Nations and Self-Government. Register online or call 668-8800. Wed, Dec, 6, Vigil: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Wed, Dec, 6, Regift and Edibles Market 12:00 pm Cliﬀside Country Store and Greenhouse Regift new merchandise in original packaging and fresh edibles (jam, antipasto, cake, etc). Register by phoning 867.332.4016 332-4016 Wed, Dec, 6, TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co)space coworking space` Each week we’ll select a new topic/Talk and hang around to discuss! You never know what amazing things some shots of midweek creativity will spark. Wed, Dec, 6, “A Better Man” Film Screening 7:00 pm The Old Fire Hall A powerful new NFB/ TVO documentary, FREE, 80 min. Followed by a discussion. Thu, Dec, 7, Christmas Tea 12:00 pm Yukon Literacy Coalition Sandwiches, treats, tea and books! Call 668-6535 for more information. Thu, Dec, 7, Bringing Light to the North: Lgbtq + Issues North of 60 5:00 pm Epic Pizza A screening of the documentary “Becoming More Visible” following the screening a discussion afterwards on the realities of LGBTQ+ youth in the Yukon. Thu, Dec, 7, Hand Games 5:30 pm Kwanlin Dun Health Centre For more info contact Winston Smarch at 633-8422 Thu, Dec, 7, Chess Corner 6:30 pm Yukon College Chess played in room A2101, beginners welcome, welcome to bring your own ‘lucky’ board. Everyone welcome to sit in on this game of strategy. Thu, Dec, 7, Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Fri, Dec, 8, CASI Level 1 Snowboard Instructor Course 9:00 am Mount Sima Become a certiﬁed snowboard instructor. Fri, Dec, 8, CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructors Course 10:00 am Mount Sima Register online Fri, Dec, 8, International Human Rights Day with the Yukon Human Rights Commission 10:00 am Yukon Human Rights Commission Fri, Dec, 8, 12 Days of Christmas Market 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Yukon artisans gather to showcase and sell artwork, crafts, food, and more! 10am – 9pm M-F, 10am – 7pm Sat/ Sun. Fri, Dec, 8, Dusk’a Friday Language Lunches 12:00 pm Duska Head Start and Family Learning Center Bring a bag lunch and come learn Southern Tutchone with our special guest speakers. Call Erin Pauls for more information 633-7816. All Kwanlin citizens and staﬀ are welcome! Fri, Dec, 8, Commissioner’s Christmas Open House 3:30 pm Taylor House Enjoy Christmas carols, hot chocolate and meet Santa! Fri, Dec, 8, “It’s Never Okay;” A Workshop on Gender- Based Violence 6:00 pm Canada Games Centre Fri, Dec, 8, Book launch – Refugium: Poems for the Paciﬁc 7:00 pm Baked Cafe An anthology, Yvonne Blomer, who will host the event. Fri, Dec, 8, The Nutcracker 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Performed by a local cast, the story
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follows Clara and the Nutcrackers adventures on Christmas Eve. After defeating the evil Rat King in battle, they travel to the Land of Sweets. Fri, Dec, 8, Annual Christmas Feast 7:00 pm Coast High Country Inn Na Cho Nyak Dun Council invites citizens and their families, bring a non perishable food item for the food bank. Sat, Dec, 9, Make it Wild! Make Your Own Bird Box 9:00 am YuKonstruct Makerspace Make a plywood bird box to promote habitat for Yukon’s small cavity-nesting birds – swallows, bluebirds and chickadees with biologists Marty Mossop and Katie Aitken. Sign up online or email. Sat, Dec, 9, CAFN Christmas Stocking Sewing Workshop 10:00 am Yukon Transportation Museum Call 634-3309 for more information. Sat, Dec, 9, 12 Days of Christmas Market 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Yukon artisans gather to showcase and sell artwork, crafts, food, and more! 10am – 9pm M-F, 10am – 7pm Sat/ Sun. Sat, Dec, 9, The Nutcracker 1:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Performed by a local cast, the story follows Clara and the Nutcrackers adventures on Christmas Eve. After defeating the evil Rat King in battle, they travel to the Land of Sweets. Sat, Dec, 9, Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat, Dec, 9, Well-traveled Words 7:00 pm Well Read Books Authors Barbara Pelman, Yvonne Blomer and Kate Harris for travel tales and poetic peregrinations. After the readings, there will be time to ask the authors questions – and get your books signed! Sat, Dec, 9, The Nutcracker 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Performed by a local cast, the story follows Clara and the Nutcrackers adventures on Christmas Eve. After defeating the evil Rat King in battle, they travel to the Land of Sweets. Sat, Dec, 9, Ladies Night 8:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sat, Dec, 9, Sourdough Sam Search Nights 8:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Sun, Dec, 10, 12 Days of Christmas Market 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Yukon artisans gather to showcase and sell artwork, crafts, food, and more! 10am – 9pm M-F, 10am – 7pm Sat/ Sun. Sun, Dec, 10, The Heart of Riverdale: Open House + Shows 12:30 pm Heart Of Riverdale Annual Open house, Extremely Moving Youth Society and Breakdancing Yukon Society for their annual Christmas Show. Purchase tickets at the door. Sun, Dec, 10, Whitehorse Scrabble Club 1:00 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Are you a wordy person, put your words to the test and join the Scrabble Club. Must be 19+ Sun, Dec, 10, Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun, Dec, 10, Japanese Conversation Classes 3:00 pm Multicultural Centre of the Yukon Call 393-2588 or email Fumi Torigai the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Sun, Dec, 10, Xmas Paint Party 6:00 pm Boston Pizza Snowman painting. All supplies provided and step by step instructions. Limited space (15 ppl) Sign up at Boston Pizza Mon, Dec, 11, 12 Days of Christmas Market 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Yukon artisans gather to showcase and sell artwork, crafts, food, and more! 10am – 9pm M-F, 10am – 7pm Sat/Sun. Mon, Dec, 11, Free drop-in computer labs 10:00 am Yukon Learn Free Drop-In Computer Lab for Self Directed Studies A tutor/Instructor will be available on site to assist you. 867-668-6280 or toll free: 888-668-6280 Fax: 867-633-4576 Mon, Dec, 11, GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: email@example.com Mon, Dec, 11, Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon, Dec, 11, Wood Lathe 101 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member, sign up online or email hello@ yukonstruct.com for more information. Tue, Dec, 12, Common Threads 9:30 am Christ Church Cathedral Chat, Coﬀee, Knit, Crochet, for more information call the Prayer Shawl Ministry at 393-8005 Tue, Dec, 12, 12 Days of Christmas Market 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Yukon artisans gather to showcase and sell artwork, crafts, food, and more! 10am – 9pm M-F, 10am – 7pm Sat/ Sun. Tue, Dec, 12, Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 5:30 pm Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church
All the funds we raise to toward projects in our community. Everything goes by donation and all donations go toward our refugee sponsorship fund. Wed, Dec, 13, 12 Days of Christmas Market 10:00 am Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Yukon artisans gather to showcase and sell artwork, crafts, food, and more! 10am – 9pm M-F, 10am – 7pm Sat/Sun. Wed, Dec, 13, TED Talk Huddle 3:30 pm (co) space coworking space` Each week we’ll select a new topic/Talk and hang around to discuss! You never know what amazing things some shots of mid-week creativity will spark. Wed, Dec, 13, Country Music Christmas Party 7:00 pm MacBride Museum An evening of 1970s-style holiday cheer. Country Music Christmas Concert with Hank Karr and Friends. Wed, Dec, 13, Drinking with Scissors 8:00 pm The Social House December’s event features Christmas projects. Kits with everything you need to make some awesome crafts will be available
Thu, Dec, 7, Business Continuity Conference 8:00 am Yukon Convention Centre A one-day conference to help Yukon businesses and other organizations plan for surviving a disaster that threatens the continuity of their operations. 667-2000 Thu, Dec, 7, Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 pm Sport Yukon A lunch time session to learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867689-6363 firstname.lastname@example.org Thu, Dec, 7, Entrepreneurs Speaker Series with Tammy Beese 5:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Hear hard won start up successes and laugh out loud blunders. Drinks and appetizers served. Thu, Dec, 7, Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 pm Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain conﬁdence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 email@example.com Thu, Dec, 7, Yukon Federal Green Party AGM 7:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library Held in the Lupine meeting room, Adam Olsen, BC Green Monday & Fridays, Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 MLA presenting by Skype. Sat, Dec, 9, Yukon Amateur Radio Association: am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more Coﬀee Discussion Group 9:00 am A&W information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Tuesday & Thursdays Drop-In Floor Hockey 3:30 Yukon and those are interested are welcome pm Canada Games Centre For youth (ages 8-18) Sat, Dec, 9, For the Sake of the Children 5:30 pm Yukon Inn Learn about family law, the eﬀects of drop-in ﬂoor hockey in the Flexihall, it’s fun and separation or divorce on adults and children, To free!! register call 667-3066 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca Tuesday & Thursdays Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Tue, Dec, 12, Busy 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Makerspace Call 668-4794 or email email@example.com for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive Tue, Dec, 12, YuKonstruct Open House 7:00 pm YuKonstruct Makerspace early. Tue, Dec, 12, The Yukon Prospectors Association Wednesdays Wed, Dec, 6, Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate 7:00 pm Yukon Chamber of Mines Prospectors and those interested in mineral exploration for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. welcome! Contact 667-5239 for more information. Wed, Dec, 13, Introduction to Blueprint Reading Sat, Dec, 9, Sat, Dec, 9, Ball Pit Fun 10:00 am Heart Of Riverdale The play area features tonnes 8:00 am Coast High Country Inn This course is ideal for those who have little or no background of climbing and scurrying equipment for playful in blueprint reading. For info email info@ monkeys. Parental Supervision Required. trainingnetwork.ca or call 604-293-2339. Sat, Dec, 9, Sat, Dec, 9, Young Explorer’s Preschool Program 10:30 am MacBride Museum Play games, create crafts, read stories and sing songs. This is a family event. All children must be Wednesday accompanied by an adult. The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Sat, Dec, 9, Sat, Dec, 9, Family Free Play Drop 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance In 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre Read, make Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our crafts and participate in imaginative play. Lady of Victory Sat, Dec, 9, Sat, Dec, 9, Beaded Snowﬂake No Puﬃn (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Ornaments 1:00 pm Arts Underground This is a great activity for everyone. Call 667-4080 to Thursday sign up. The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Sat, Dec, 9, Sat, Dec, 9, Family Drop In 3:00 pm 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 6210 - 6th ave. must be accompanied by a parent. Call 6684794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more Friday information. The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon Sat, Dec, 9, Sat, Dec, 9, Winterval Festival 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Santa Claus Parade & Tree Lighting 4:00 pm Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Whitehorse, Yukon Exciting new ﬂoats, special guests and performers, contact bonnie@vaxandi. Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood ca for more info. Street - Back Entrance. Mon, Dec, 11, Mon, Dec, 11, Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Saturday Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Sara Steel Call 667-5239 for more information. Building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Mon, Dec, 11, Mon, Dec, 11, Book Launch of Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse “Moon Bread: A Story of the Phases of the General Hospital (across Moon” 4:30 pm Farmer Roberts Kids, families, from emergency) teachers, librarians and star gazers are invited Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital for a reading, coloring pages from the book. For more information please call Dianne at 335-4512 (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. or email Sunday email@example.com. Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Sara Mon, Dec, 11, Mon, Dec, 11, InnerVibe Christmas Party 5:00 pm Youth of Today Society Steel Building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse 633-9687 Food! Presents! 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credit cards, as well as cash. There will be vendors, volunteering as floor walkers, available to help with questions and suggestions. The Spruce Bog Boutique is working together with the 12 Days of Christmas to create a different experience for each venue. While there may be a few vendors at both places, they made sure to display different products. And, 12 Days and Spruce Bog Boutique are sharing advertising- a bookmark; the green side with the snowman depicts the details of the 12 Days event while the red side with the Christmas tree describes the highlights of the Spruce Bog Boutique. The bookmark, both sides of it, was designed and created by artist, Jolie Patterson, who can be found at the Spruce Bog Boutique. This year, the Boutique will feature 30 vendors and you can expect to find a multitude of gift ideas, such as trivets, quilts,
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An afternoon of coffee and fresh ideas Hear the writing and poetry from local writers at the ‘Fresh Roasted Writing’ event, taking place Dec. 10 at Bean North
n Sunday, December 10, you are invited to come out to the roastery at Bean North Café and listen to readings by several poets and writers. Kathy Munro and Elisabeth Weigand are putting on the event, in which both of them will read from their own work along with the other literary treats that they have planned for your entertainment. There will be readings from recent work by the late Jessica Simon, who was a writer based in Whitehorse. Kathy Munro will launch two new publications. One of her own, a leaflet by Leaf Press called Waiting. This work is part of the Sky leaflet series that was launched earlier this year at the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Her second new publication is an anthology published by Anvil Press of Vancouver, edited by Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose, called Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food. It was launched in October at the Vancouver Writers Festival. Munro will read some of her work published in the anthology and a poem by Vancouver writer Elena Johnson that has a real Yukon feel to it. Johnson has previously done research in the Yukon. Laurel Parry is among the other writers who will be reading their work at the December 10 event read. Parry joined Munro and Weigand to write on Wednesdays at the café during the past year. These Wednesday meetings are an
ongoing event open to everyone. Members of Solstice Haiku will also read - this haiku discussion group met monthly at Bean North over the summer, in the wall tent with the yellow door. When Kathy Munro told me their special guest for the December 10 event will be Yvonne Blomer, the word “bard” came to mind, with images of a kind of minstrel standing by the main gate of a castle shouting out poetic renditions of happenings from within and outside of the castle walls. Yvonne Blomer is the Poet Laureate of Victoria; the work she will read is also in the new Anvil Press publication. The title “Poet Laureate” reminds me of how I see a bard of olden days. When I consulted a dictionary, “laureate” means crowned with laurels in token of honour. “Minstrel” means a medieval singer, musician or poet. The root of the word “minstrel” means an employed person with an official duty. The origins of the word
“bard” are more vague and rather complex, but according to Scottish tradition a bard is a strolling minstrel. I do like that image and hope you will stroll through the beautiful winter snowscape woods of the Takhini Hotsprings area while visiting to listen to the readings. Presented in warmth of the café, you can enjoy sipping your hot tea or coffee and maybe a delicious Bean North snack. The authors will have books for sale at this event.
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Kathy Munro will launch two new publications at the event on Dec. 10 The event, called Fresh Roasted Writing, is free. The Bean North Coffee Roasting Company is located at Km 9.3 on the Takhini Hotsprings Road.
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f you like homemade bread, then let me take you back to my mother’s kitchen, back to the 1950s. Those were the days when men never wore their hats in a building when a lady was present, when men always opened the door for a lady and never walked through a door ahead of a lady. In those days, it was called “Respect for Our Women Folk.” Oh yes, in those days, a man always walked on the outside when walking their lady down the street. PS, I’m still from the old school. ZUCCHINI BREAD Mix these ingredients together: 3 eggs 2 cups white sugar 1 cup Crisco oil 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups of raw, grated zucchini with the peel left on In a separate bowl, mix these dry ingredients together very well then fold into the above mixture. 1⅓ cups of white all-purpose flour ¼ tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking sod a 1 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup of chopped walnuts Bake in preheated oven at 350ºF for about 50 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.
Cherry loaf cakes LEMON BREAD Ingredients: ½ cup shortening 1 cup sugar (first amount) 2 eggs 1½ cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup milk ¼ cup chopped nuts 1 lemon: the juice and the rind, grated ¼ cup sugar (second amount) Method: Cream shortening and add one cup sugar and eggs and beat in well. Add flour, salt and baking powder, alternating with milk. Add chopped nuts and lemon rind. Pour into greased standard loaf pan and bake at 350ºF for about 40 minutes. While the bread is bak-
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Set oven at 425ºF and line a baking sheet. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat, cook the onion and pepper until beginning to soften then add ground meat. Cook until meat is fully browned and the pan is dry, about 10 minutes. Add cheese and allow to cool.
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Place a heaping spoonful of filling in the centre of the egg roll wrapper and brush the edges per. Brush with oil and repeat until you’ve used all the filling and wrappers.
Bake for 10 minutes, then remove egg rolls from oven and carefully flip each one. Return to the oven until fully browned, about another 10 minutes. Serve with all your favourite condiments.
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Wed, Dec, 6, School Council 7:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Dec, 7, CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Dec, 7, Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu, Dec, 7, Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranﬁeld, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Sat, Dec, 9, Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Dec, 11, Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon, Dec, 11, AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Dec, 12, Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Dec, 12, Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue, Dec, 12, Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Dec, 12, Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue, Dec, 12, Tlingit Language Game Nights 6:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue, Dec, 12, Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251
Wednesdays, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Wed, Dec, 6, Trivia Night 8:00 pm Eldorado Hotel Thu, Dec, 7, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Dec, 8, Community Christmas Concert Dawson City Fri, Dec, 8, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Dec, 8, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Dec, 8, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Dec, 9, Last Minute Christmas Bazaar Dawson City Sat, Dec, 9, The Nutcracker Returns! 1:00 pm Diamond Tooth Gerties Performed by a local cast, the story follows Clara and the Nutcrackers adventures on Christmas Eve. After defeating the evil Rat King in battle, they travel to the Land of Sweets. Sat, Dec, 9, Painting 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction oﬀered. Sat, Dec, 9, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Dec, 9, Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sun, Dec, 10, St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Sun, Dec, 10, Prime Rib Dinner 8:00 pm Eldorado Hotel Sun, Dec, 10, Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Mon, Dec, 11, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Dec, 11, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Dec, 12, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealﬁt(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Dec, 12, Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 pm Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are
aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867-993-7400 Until Dec, 16, Patterns of Migration by Robert Hengeveld KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture The project ‘Where Phantoms Meet’ consists of two meticulously recreated boulders. These erratic rocks rest on the ﬂoor, motionless. The calm is periodically interrupted as the boulder picks up oﬀ the ground and begins to move and pivot about the space.
Tuesday & Thursdays After School Kids Club 3:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6-12, snacks, crafts, ﬁeld trips and lots of fun games. Call 994-2375 for more information. Wednesdays, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 PM Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wednesday, Broomball 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Check out the Yukon’s coolest sport! Grab sticks and balls and have some fun! Thu, Dec, 7, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Thu, Dec, 7, Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Fri, Dec, 8, Seniors Cribbage 2:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Fri, Dec, 8, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Sun, Dec, 10, Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun, Dec, 10, Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Mon, Dec, 11, Hockey 7:30 pm Faro Recreation Centre Tue, Dec, 12, Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tue, Dec, 12, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Faro Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Tue, Dec, 12, Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre All welcome.
Wednesday, Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, ﬁtness, pool tournaments, shuﬄeboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wednesdays, Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed, Dec, 6, CAFN Christmas Stocking Sewing Workshop 6:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Call 6343309 for more information. Wed, Dec, 6, Strategic Planning Community Information Session 7:00 pm Haines Junction Thu, Dec, 7, Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu, Dec, 7, Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Thu, Dec, 7, Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu, Dec, 7, Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thu, Dec, 7, Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu, Dec, 7, Open Mic 7:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre Fri, Dec, 8 – Sun. Dec. 10 Haines Junction Mountain
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Community EVENTS continued... Festival St Elias Convention Centre Come celebrate International Mountains Day in Haines Junction! Fri, Dec, 8, Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Sun, Dec, 10, St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 am St Christopher’s Church Licensed Lay Leader: Lynn De Brabandere 867-634-2360 Mon, Dec, 11, Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Mon, Dec, 11, Yoga with Marguerite 5:15 pm Yukon College Haines Junction Campus Tue, Dec, 12, Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue, Dec, 12, Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed, Dec, 13, Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre
Wed, Dec, 6, Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Thu, Dec, 7, Sing in the Choir 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre For more information email Sarah Sage at email@example.com. Fri, Dec, 8, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Dec, 9, Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@ gmail.com Sun, Dec, 10, Drop in Badminton 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Dec, 12, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Dec, 12, Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, Dec, 12, Local Advisory Council 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999 Tue, Dec, 12, Darts and Games Night 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre We’ll be doing a quick orientation for those who haven’t played before and playing 301. The bar will be open for a beverage while we play.
Fri, Dec, 8, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Dec, 10, St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)667-7746 Tue, Dec, 12, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus
Fri, Dec, 8, Learning Lions 1:30 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre All homeschoolers welcome, and those interested in homeschooling, will be teaching food preservation with the kids for more information call.Agnes 667 7083 Mon, Dec, 11, Yoga and Meditation 7:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre All levels welcome— beginners and co Please register lmca@northwestel. net Or agnes 667 7083
Thu, Dec, 7, Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Fri, Dec, 8, Photos with Santa 4:00 pm Old Crow Sun, Dec, 10, St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381 Tue, Dec, 12, Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center
Wednesdays Coﬀee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wednesday & Saturdays, Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed, Dec, 6, Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu, Dec, 7, Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu, Dec, 7, Catch Kids Club 4:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, ﬁeld trips and lots of fun games. Email email@example.com for more information. Sat, Dec, 9, OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat, Dec, 9, Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon. org for more information. Sat, Dec, 9, Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport oﬀered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat, Dec, 9, Family Christmas Party 6:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more information.
Thu, Dec, 7, Badminton Nights 7:00 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Thursday, bring your racket or just bring your self for some swift fun! 335-4250 teslinrec@ teslin.ca Fri, Dec, 8, Girls Club 6:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Fri, Dec, 8, Youth Club 8:00 pm Teslin Rec Center For grades 7-12, come hang out, games, activities and snacks! Call Kelsey 335-4250 for more information. Tue, Dec, 12, After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue, Dec, 12, Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:15 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 335-4250 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, Dec, 12, Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.email@example.com Tue, Dec, 12, Volleyball Night 7:00 pm Teslin School Please call the Rec Centre for more info and to sign up so we can make the teams.
Tuesday & Thursdays, Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023
Wednesdays Toddler Activities 10:30 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call Meaghan at 536-8023 for more information. Thu, Dec, 7, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu, Dec, 7, Parents and Tots 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun. Sat, Dec, 9, Drop In Basketball 1:00 pm Watson Lake Secondary School Sat, Dec, 9, Family Christmas Party 2:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Snacks, crafts games and fun, ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Sun, Dec, 10, St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon, Dec, 11, Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue, Dec, 12, Parents and Tots 10:00 am Watson Lake Recreation Centre Join us in song, socializing, play and lots of giggles and fun.
Until Sun. Dec. 17 Music playlists Chilkat Center For The Arts Daily Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed 11-12:30 & 5:30-7 | Thurs 1112:30 | Fri 12-1:30 & 5:30-7 | Sat/Sun 1:30-3 #907766-2666 Daily Haines Public Library Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8 | Fri 10-6 | Sat/Sun 12:30-4:30| #907-7662545 Monday, Wednesday & Fridays Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday & Wednesdays Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners 11:45 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday & Tuesday Adult Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tuesday & Thursdays Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays Aqua Aerobics 8:00 am Haines Borough Swimming Pool Wednesday & Fridays Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Monday & Wednesdays Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Yoga with Melina 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Dec, 6, Northern Lights in Chalk 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Dec, 6, CAB - conference rm 5pm 6:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, HAC - Film “The Spiritual Journey of Larry Harris” 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed, Dec, 6, Yoga with Melina 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Dec, 6, Northern Lights in Chalk 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Dec, 6, CAB - conference rm 5pm 6:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, HAC - Film “The Spiritual Journey of Larry Harris” 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 6, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Thu, Dec, 7, Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Dec, 7, Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Dec, 7, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Dec, 7, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu, Dec, 7, Culture Day: Our Art Is Our Voice 7:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Dec, 8, Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Dec, 8, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri, Dec, 8, Lego Time 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Dec, 8, Homework Help 5:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Fri, Dec, 8, The Trumpet for Jesus, The True Meaning of Christmas Concert 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Dec, 9, Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat, Dec, 9, 40th Annual Doll Fair 1:00 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Bring a doll-sized treat to share along with your favorite doll or stuﬀed animal! There will be tea served in porcelain tea cups, dress up clothes, and holiday doll crafts. Sat, Dec, 9, Stories and Songs with Mrs. Claus 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sun, Dec, 10, Yoga with Melina 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Dec, 10, Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Dec, 10, St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Dec, 10, Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun, Dec, 10, Library Book Club Discussion 2:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sun, Dec, 10, Sing Along with St Michael’s 3:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun, Dec, 10, Christmas Eve Service 9:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Dec, 11, Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Dec, 11, Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon, Dec, 11, Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Dec, 11, Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon, Dec, 11, Winter scenes with watercolors 4:30
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pm Haines Borough Public Library Tue, Dec, 12, Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Tue, Dec, 12, Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Dec, 12, HBSD Music Festival 4th grade and below 7:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue, Dec, 12, Adv. Beginner Tai Chi 7:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 13, Yoga with Melina 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 13, Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Wed, Dec, 13, Holiday Cards 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wed, Dec, 13, Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 13, HBSD Music Festival 5th Grade thru 12th 7:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed, Dec, 13, Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar
Monday & Wednesdays, SpinFlex w/Katherine 7:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Monday & Wednesdays, TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Monday & Wednesdays, Hatha Yoga w/SherryALL Levels 6:15 PM Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesday & Sundays, Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Tuesday & Thursdays, Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays, Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays, Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tuesday & Thursdays, Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tuesday & Thursdays, Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tuesday & Thursdays, Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin-inspired cardiodance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a ﬁtness party atmosphere. Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays, Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Dec, 6, Holiday Crafts for Kids 3:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Ages 5-12. Children under 5 must have a parent or guardian supervising at all times. Wed, Dec, 6, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Wed, Dec, 6, Spinning Noon Xpress 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Dec, 6, Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Thu, Dec, 7, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Thu, Dec, 7, Holiday Toddler Yoga 9:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre For Mom and/or Dad and children under 5. Thu, Dec, 7, Easy Does it Yoga- Restorative Yoga w/Jeanne- ALL Level 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Dec, 8, Photo Show 2:00 pm AB (Arctic Brotherhood) Hall Light refreshments and local photography. FREE. Fri, Dec, 8, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Fri, Dec, 8, Spinning Noon Xpress 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Fri, Dec, 8, Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Fri, Dec, 8, Cookies and Cocktails 6:00 pm Bites on Broadway Bring a batch of your best cookie recipe and share it with others, then take home a variety of what others brought for your family and friends to enjoy! Free Fri, Dec, 8, Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Sat, Dec, 9, Santa Train 11:00 am Skagway White Pass Ride with Santa, he will be checking his list twice! You are welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch. Train departs at approximately 11:45 a.m. FREE Sat, Dec, 9, Bouncy House Fun Time! 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat, Dec, 9, Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Sat, Dec, 9, Flow and Restore 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Powerful vinyasa style class with a focus in strengthening the entire body, ending with restorative/yin style poses to soak in the energy and heat created in the ﬂow. Mon, Dec, 11, Restorative - Yin Yoga w/JeanneALL Levels 9:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Dec, 11, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Mon, Dec, 11, Spinning Noon Xpress 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon, Dec, 11, Clay Ornament Classes 1:00 pm Skagway Alaska Call Donna at 907-983-3222 to reserve your space or for more information. Mon, Dec, 11, Acro Jam 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Playful practice that combines
acrobatics and yoga. This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Mon, Dec, 11, Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Dec, 12, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Tue, Dec, 12, Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue, Dec, 12, Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 6:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Wed, Dec, 13, Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info.
Wed, Dec, 13, Spinning Noon Xpress 12:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wed, Dec, 13, Holiday Crafts for Kids 3:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Ages 5-12. Children under 5 must have a parent or guardian supervising at all times. Wed, Dec, 13, Aerial Fabric 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre This is an unstructured class to work on things you would like to improve on or trade Wed, Dec, 13, Christmas Hymn Sing and Caroling: 6:30 pm First Presbyterian Church of Skagway Singing hymns with local musicians and caroling around town Wed, Dec, 13, “Walk Your Own Camino” with Dianne Homan 7:00 pm Skagway Public Library Author Diane Horman to hear her talk about hiking the Camino de Santiago and read from her book “Walk Your Own Camino”.
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Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays, Seniors Tai Chi 10:00 am Golden Age Society Monday & Fridays, Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Wed, Dec, 6, Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed, Dec, 6, Flow Yoga with Stephanie 7:00 pm Grace Space Suitable for all levels including those with some yoga experience. For more information or to register: email@example.com Wed, Dec, 6, Get Out Of Bed! 6:15 am Physio Plus Morning conditioning is our primary focus - getting those arms and legs ready for winter sports and ﬁre up that core for winter stability! 322-7587 Wed, Dec, 6, The Counselling Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Free Drop-In counselling is oﬀered every Wednesday from 10am - 4pm. Wed, Dec, 6, Seniors Tai Chi 10:00 am Golden Age Society Wed, Dec, 6, Continuing Tai Chi 6:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Wed, Dec, 6, Sloga 6:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness Recover from winter and gain strength for the holidays. Call 334-3479 or email info@ llmf.ca for more info. Thu, Dec, 7, Holiday Open House 5:00 pm
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AuRoaring Reviews with Vanessa Ratjen
Through dark to the light A review of Winter Child by Quebecois author Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau
boy is born, unbreathing, the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. With his first croak of life, his mother sighs in relief. But after this early brush with death, her intuition warns her that “winter” will arrive prematurely in her son’s life. Winter Child, the first novel by Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau to be translated to English, is a lyrical journey through a mother’s grief of losing and outliving her child. With it, Pésémapéo Bordeleau, a Cree writer and visual artist based in Quebec, has created a striking and emotive script based, in part, as an autobiography. In this story of mother and son — both remaining unnamed throughout — “winter” is used as a metaphor for death. Throughout her son’s life, the mother sees a constant force threatening to take him; and when it finally does, his death is a burden too profound to carry. For the son winter is a physical death, but for the mother it is
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a spiritual one. If this sounds like an ambiguous plot, it is because Winter Child reads more like a poem. And instead of a chronological line of events, Pésémapéo Bordeleau uses words to move you through moments
of a woman’s thunderous sorrow. As the mother stumbles through her grief, she converses with it, as if the way to heal heartbreak is to name it in descriptive detail: “I am a lustrelost woman who hides behind her autumnal beauty, her abundant leaves dying with the seasons’ suns, her foliage quivering still in the winds of life, all for the memory of splendour to be shared with you when winter has passed and I reach the end of the path lined with stones that wound my feet.” Overlapped the story of mother and son, are poignant vignettes of the mother’s own troubled past. Gripping memories of love
Pésémapéo Bordeleau shows the reader how guilt is often a parasite of grief; and as the mother weathers her son’s death, she starts to release the albatross of continuing life without him. Pésémapéo Bordeleau is a talented wordsmith and Winter Child is an amazing work of art. A nod to the translators – Susan Ouriou and Christelle Morelli – is also a must, as they have Cr successfully matched ed it: Amazon.ca and the English rendition of betrayal show how a this novel in a powerfully history of residential schools and evocative voice. wartime conscription became a familial wound, deepening as the trauma of one generation gets inherited by the next. There is no doubt that Winter Child is a heavy read, but it is also a story of resilience.
Vanessa Ratjen is a reader and a writer. She’s done both in Nova Scotia, the Yukon, and on Vancouver Island, where she currently resides in a yurt.
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itting in a circle with the seven women and organizers of the sixth annual 100 Women Who Care event is a bit like curling up fireside. The ambiance is cozy, intimate and undeniably supportive. The answer “Because we care” resounds like a unanimous chorus, followed by laughter, when asked how Karen Barnes, Jacqueline Bedard, Lesley Cabott, Kristina Craig, Sally MacDonald, Anne Pleydon and Joy Waters got involved in the fundraising initiative. “The event is just that, 100 women (or more) who are passionate about the community and who want to learn about community organizations and enjoy being in a room with other like-minded women,” Bedard said. On December 13th, for one hour, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Yukon women are invited to gather for this event at the Gold Rush Inn in the Town Hall meeting space – which has been graciously donated by Northern Vision Development. The concept of 100 Women
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(or as little or as much as she can) to one (or all) of the three community organizations. Donations are anonymous and can be made individually, or collectively with a group of friends or coworkers. The organizations give five to ten minute presentations and attendees are asked to donate to the cause that “makes your heart sing the most.” Though donations are encouraged, they are by no means mandatory, as the event is
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Better communities, 100 women at a time ... cont’d about women rallying together to show support and solidarity. Every year the names of the chosen organizations are kept under wrap until the event, as the value of 100 Women Who Care is about getting out into the community and connecting with people. “The number one thing people say after the event is how incredible the feeling is in the room with all the women in the community,” Pleydon said. “It’s about fun, learning, women and networking,” Craig said. “And to find out what’s happening in our community.” Craig explained that many non-profit organAizations have projects that are difficult to fund because the funding bodies have specific criteria. The beauty of 100 Women Who Care is that donated money is a gift to each organization. “We recognize there are sometimes urgent needs where you don’t require tons of money, but the money at the right time and place can have a huge impact,” Craig said. “For those in a front line agency, it’s a hugely supportive and caring thing to have.” It was Karen Barnes, Yukon College president and vice chancellor, who was first inspired to create the initiative in Whitehorse six years ago after she attended a similar event in Lethbridge, Alberta. There are 100 Women Who Care alliances and chapters across Canada and
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(l-r) Lesley Cabott, Sally MacDonald and Joy Waters are part of 100 Women Who Care the United States. “There are lots of great projects going on beneath the surface that a lot of people don’t know about,” Barnes said. She wanted to help bring some of these community projects into the spotlight, so Barnes contacted Kristina Craig, who, she said, is a “woman in the know” in terms of Yukon organizations, projects and campaigns. “We had lunch and decided it
would be a great idea, and we named these five women who would come onboard,” Barnes said with a smile, gesturing to the women surrounding her. These seven caring women might not have known each other before starting the 100 Women Who Care Whitehorse chapter, but all were united by their longstanding activism in their professional careers and by their desire to give back to their
community. “For me it was having just retired after working in government for my lifelong career, and this seemed like a nice way to give something back while I was enjoying retirement,” Joy Waters said. Anne Pleydon, who manages the social media aspect of the event, joined the group last year, after attending her first 100 Women Who Care event in December 2016. “I was so inspired by the feeling in the room, I went up to Karen and asked if they have a Facebook or Twitter page, and
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said I would love to run that for you,” Pleydon said. Of their organizing team, Barnes said they knew it had to be a highly efficient in order to garner the involvement of these busy women. “We made a pledge that we only spend an hour organizing the event and an hour doing it – and we manage to do that every time.” Over the course of the last five years, the 100 Women Who Care event has brought in more than $35,500 to a diverse range of Yukon community organizations. Though the event is organized for women by women, the organizers encourage similar fundraisers be started for men, families and children, as well. The premise is to gather as many people as possible together to raise awareness and to support a cause. “We also want to say that the 100 Women Who Care are the women in the room, but also the people who like and share the Facebook group, who are spreading the word, and anyone who puts in a good word.” The 100 Women Who Care event takes place Wednesday, December 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn. For more information go to the “100 Women Who Care Whitehorse” Facebook page. Aislinn Cornett is a Yukon born and raised freelance writer, artist and art therapist.
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Art is in the eyes of the beholder by Lisa Martin Art can be in the form of a pencil, paintbrush, or even a scroll saw. My husband and local artist, Murray Martin has been both an outdoor and political columnist for over half a century and his creations just keep getting bigger. Being a writer has it’s challenges, first and foremost is writer’s block, which every writer will go through at some point. Some 30 years ago, as a way of managing his writer’s block, Murray decided to go out to the garage, turn his scroll saw on with a blade that travels over a 100 miles per hours and just inches from your
fingers, pick up a picture of a wolf, dog, duck or some other bird or animal and put the scroll blade to work. Sometimes they start out as the size of a calling card and can soon become up to a size of a seven foot arbour truly taking shape becoming pieces of art. Once I saw him start with a couple of curved lines and it wound up being a bear sitting on the shore of a lake looking at the mountains on the other side. Early one morning he was working on his book when I left for work, but when I had returned, there
were bear and moose cutouts standing together as the backdrop of an outdoor wildlife park bench. He secured it to the back fence and added other cuttings over time. Although remedying his writer’s block, it made him think about creating bigger and better pieces of art to tell a different kind of story. So 14 years ago, combining his love for wildlife, the outdoors and his wife to be, he cut out a beautiful arbour made from cedar under which we would stand and take our vows. To
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this day that arbour still stands in our back yard. Why stop there? Three weeks ago Murray designed a new arbour, which had cuttings of big game animals such as moose, deer, and bears used as the side panels and tucked in the middle was a beautiful love seat to compliment the cuttings. Then his love of birds drew him to build a second arbour with the side panels cut into different types of birds. Just recently he drew a picture of our Siberian husky and took it to the scroll saw and cut
it out from cedar. It hangs on our wall, but I have a feeling that it, too, will soon be built into another beautiful arbour that will daunt our back yard. An artist’s challenge never ends and they always seem to go one step further. I had asked him what was he going to create for Christmas and a big smile came upon his face, so no doubt you will see a few deer and a Santa Claus set up on our front lawn or across the roof of our house as the holiday rolls around. Recently a neighbor asked Murray if he could cut one out with about a half dozen or more different dogs on it. Who knows what will be next in his scroll artistry imagination, maybe fish, airplanes, fancy cars or even dinosaurs? Lisa Martin resides in the Yukon. She is a former Get Out Doors Youth Mentor and does radio commercial voiceovers.
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