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Whatever happened to the artful riposte? W e all know nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. My concern is that the noble art of the insult is also on the skids these days. When I was a kid, one of the worst taunts you could throw at someone was, “Ah, your mother wears army boots.” Stupid. Childish. Meaningless. So what if Joey’s old lady wore army boots? They’re good, sturdy stuff. Nowadays, that insult would carry no freight. Maybe Joey’s old lady actually is in the armed forces. She could even be a big shot, like Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross. Tangling with Joey might not be so smart. For well over a year now, we have witnessed the world’s most powerful (or powerless, depending on how you see things) person hurling insults so puerile they would make even the 9-yearold me feel ashamed. Among his most (or least) inspired have been those aimed at “Little Marco” Rubio, “Crooked

In days past, we had people like Sir Winston Churchill, a world-class orator and master of the insult PHOTO: Pixabay Hillary” Clinton, and “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer. In President 45’s defence, it can’t be easy to accept being pilloried as “Cheeto Benito”, “Adolf Twitler”, “Pudgy McTrumpcake” (and much worse) on almost a daily basis. I mean, come on. Whatever one may think about its current occupant, at least the office of the U.S. presidency deserves more respect than poor old Rodney Dangerfield ever got. Admittedly, The Donald himself is complicit in this whole insulting mess. Like many 9-year-olds with impulse control issues, he loves to dish it out, but he can’t take it in return. Perhaps he misinterpreted the biblical lesson about it being more

blessed to give than to receive. And despite his reputed wealth and undisputed fame, at the age of 71 he remains as thin-skinned as a nectarine. It’s a shame Don Rickles isn’t around. There’s a guy who could have taught the Cheeto-in-Chief a thing or two about how to deliver a telling verbal blow and roll with the incoming punch. In one of his early-morning Tweets from the Throne, Trump foolishly decided to take on Kim Jong-un, gratuitously referring to North Korea’s enigmatic despot as “Little Rocket Man”. Kim’s propagandists cleverly responded by calling Trump an “old dotard”, which sent American scribes and All the President’s Men scrambling for their dictionaries.

Characteristically, Trump heard only the littlest word, and basically replied, “Oh yeah? Maybe I’m old (fact), but you’re short and fat.” Not the most mature way two powerful dudes who both have nuclear weapons and short fuses should speak to one another. Alas, we no longer have such superb insult-hurlers as Sir Winston Churchill. He once referred to an opponent as a man with “the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thought.” Now, that’s class. World class. Our resident Geezer lives southeast of Whitehorse.

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here is a new exhibition showing at The ODD Gallery in Dawson City, a gallery that showcases contemporary art year round. Pathie is a new, videobased installation by Montreal artist Andrée-Anne Roussel. The exhibit opened Wednesday, January 17th, with an artist’s talk at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) ballroom, followed by a reception in the gallery itself. The exhibit runs until February 24. Roussel is both a filmmaker and an artist in digital arts. She has a bachelor’s degree in cinematography and a master’s degree in experimental media research and creativity from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been showcased around the world, including at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival in Japan, the London Analogue Festival in the United Kingdom and at the Analogica Festival held in the Southern Tyrolean Mountains in Italy. Roussel works primarily with the medium of video. Her projects are in the form of interactive installations and sensory films, with themes of ambiguity, failure, fragility and empathy. Most of her projects take place in a time parallel to ours, but at a slower pace. For example, her work La Femme dans la chambre (The Woman in the Room), a project she showcased at the Mu-

see d’art de Joliette in 2015, is a video, projected on a wide screen, of a woman sitting on a bed. Visitors sit in the dark in a comfortable armchair placed in front of the screen while the woman appears on the screen engaging the viewer in a one way tête-à-tête. Roussel features this type of one-way interaction often in her work. Her characters slowly wander in alternate universes, carrying out daily tasks in a studied manner, because, according to Roussel, this displays an important act of resistance to what she feels is an invasion of our private lives by the capitalist system. In her artist’s statement on her website, she is quoted as saying, “We are called to become active consumers 24/7. The boundaries between the private and the public, work and leisure, in short all spheres of our lives, are going to disappear, giving us the feeling of ubiquity. Through these contemplative characters (that I create) and their relationship to their environment, I approach several

notions such as the economy of attention, non-communication, intimacy, failure, the representation of the woman, the absurd and ambiguity.” As well as continuing her work in digital art this year, Roussel will also be joining the residency programme at La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at LABoral – Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijon, Spain. ODD Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit www. KIAC.ca.

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Step Outside with Larry Leigh

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enderloin and backstraps (striploin) get all the hype regarding being the most tender cuts off any wild game animal. They have a good reputation as they usually are tender unless they aren’t cooked properly – which is very often as many people insist on cooking wild game just like they would cook beef. For many households, anything other than tenderloins and backstraps ends up relegated to the stew, burger, sausage and slow-cooker categories. Round steak is one of those cuts that is often undervalued. There are three rounds: top round, eye of round and inside round. These are all very choice cuts, if cut and prepared properly. The grain is obvious and cutting across the grain for roasts or steaks will give the most tenderness available. Now, because these aren’t tenderloin pieces, we understand from the start that prepared improperly, these cuts may only be tender if we take some steps to make that happen. First step is to marinate everything in this category. Roasts need to be injected with marinade unless they are going in the slow-cooker. Marinade injectors and marinade kits are available locally in sporting goods/outdoor stores. Marinade information is avail-

able by the ton on the internet. Simple marinades are as easy as any of the salad dressings you enjoy. Zesty Italian and sundried tomato with oregano are two good choices. Steaks can be in a marinade for many days in a large Ziploc bag. Just remember when you open the fridge to get something, to knead the bag with the steaks and marin-

in the marinade. A really simple – but always successful – soak is olive oil with crushed garlic. The garlic can be hand crushed fresh, or just from the variety sold crushed in jars in the grocery stores. Just remember to knead the Ziploc each time you open the fridge. Stir fry meat and shish kabob chunks can be cut to size and Ziplocked five to six days before the dinner and will be ready for instant cooking or sliding onto skewers after soaking and kneading for three to six days. All wild meat is lean and prone to being tough if cooked too long, as it dries out. Domestic beef has been bred to have fat marbled through the meat. Wild meat is very lean and any fat is located between the muscle groups and is definitely not marbled through PHOTO: Pixabay the muscle. As a result, wild meat will dry out quickly, becoming very chewy. Aside from a slow cooker, which Moose is a staple traditional food works, but makes all meat taste the same, round steak in a marinon many tables in the Yukon ade is a delightful way to enjoy an underestimated cut. ade and at least turn it over. This The largest part of a hind quarshould be done for a three to five ter is made up of the inside, outday period, but a week is not too side and eye of the round. These long. parts have great potential if you It will not spoil refrigerated and take the time to use them wisely.

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The Bookshelf with Dan Davidson

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n keeping with this column’s focus on Yukon related material, I’m returning this week to a successful thriller that is set in a version of Dawson City. It’s not quite my town in both geography and details, but Elle Wild didn’t try to pretend it was when I talked with her about it, and even put a map of her fictional version on her website so people could see the difference. Strange Things Done is a murder mystery published by Dundurn

tent, a bit of a “cozy” mystery with an exotic locale and an intriguing puzzle, and it started winning awards before it was officially published, picking up the 2015 Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel. Arthur Ellis was the name used by the official hangman in Ontario. Not his real name, just the one that the various occupants of the role traveled under to remain incognito. It’s the Canadian version of the American Edgar (after Poe) or the British Agatha (after Christie). The publisher’s notes describe Strange Things Done as “A dark

and suspenseful noir thriller”, and it does have noir-ish overtones. Before it won that Ellis award, it had already racked up some other nominations or wins: • 2014 Telegraph/Harvill Secker Crime Competition — Shortlisted • 2014 Southwest Writers Annual Novel Writing Contest — Silver Winner • 2014 Criminal Lines Crime-Writing Competition — Shortlisted • 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Longlisted This year, it scored another Ellis award, this time with the 2017 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. In addition, it won the 2017

Women in Film “From Our Dark Side” Contest. You can read more about Elle Wild and see a video teaser for the book at her website: StrangeThingsDone.ca. I recommend it. Strange Things Done is available through the Yukon Public Libraries system. It is also for sale at Mac’s Fireweed Books on Main Street in Whitehorse, as well as online and in ebook form. Dan Davidson has been writing about books for Yukon publications since 1977. Please send comments about his stories to dawson@whatsupyukon.com.

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Press. A somewhat disgraced journalist from Outside arrives to take up a post at the Dawson Daily, a local paper run by a guy who is a teacher at the local school. This was a shock when I read it, seeing as that was pretty much me from 1989 to 2008, until I retired from teaching, but we’d never met when she was here in 2004, so it was a coincidence. An even greater coincidence was that her investigating RCMP officer bore the moniker of Johnny Caribou, which is the actual nom de guerre of one of our long time locals. She swears she never met him and had no idea. Newly arrived, Jo Silver investigates the mysterious death of a local politician on the river, from a fall that could not actually take place as described, but I’ll forgive that. Mysteries multiply and the body count rises. Winter sets in; the airport shuts down and the highway is closed. These things don’t actually happen, either, but having them in the book does ramp up the tension. Silver is that staple of noir mysteries: a failed reporter full of self doubt and a number of character flaws. She means well, but has trouble getting past her own inadequacies. Anyway, this is, to some ex-

A map of Elle Wild’s Dawson City in Strange Things Done

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

My fishing buddy, the Chairman of the Board

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hen one walks along the rim of the autumn of one’s life, they can’t help but to look back to the yesterdays – the “good old days.” At the same time one questions if the “tomorrows” will also be filled with equal memories, when they too become the yesterdays. I suggest everyone should take time to reflect, and never lose grip of the yesterdays. Sitting here in front of my campfire on the northern shores of Georgian Bay, I grasp at memories of yesterdays. They are pleasing, rich in stories and friendships. There is a contentment and a peace of mind, but then there are also reflections of sadness, for this is opening day of the bass season and truly I miss my old fishing buddy Bob Ovell, the “Chairman of the Board.” Oh I guess I have fished with better fishermen than the Chairman of the Board, such as my friend Dan Thomey, the former publisher of the Ontario Outdoor Magazine. There was also Ab Hutchinson of Orillia, Ontario, who could out cast the best of fishermen. And last, but not least, are my sons Dave, Kevin and Kim, who I played every trick in the book to beat them, in this disease called “fishing.” Some, no doubt would claim that they were brought up on more fishing rods and lures than baby bottles. The Chairman of the Board was quite different from them all, as those who knew Bob will attest to. When Bob was secretary of the Orillia Fish and Game Club, as well as my secretary of Zone 5 of the Ontario Fish and Game Federation, he was addressed as “The Chairman of the Board.” This stuck with him – at official functions and on fishing and camping trips. It always seems that in the long run, be it official, or who

would pour the 8 and 18, you had to answer to the Chairman of the Board. I have to admit, the Chairman of the Board was a wise man, as it was he who introduced me to that fine whisky 8 and 18. A fine alcoholic drink found only here in Canada. Our local group of friends all had travel trailers, and enjoyed the outdoors. As well, we all belonged to a square dancing group. Bob and I had other things in common, such as the inner contents of my oversized tackle box. The Chairman of the Board ingeniously convinced our wives that we should go on weekend camping trips at some parks that had areas for dancing – and he would push for campgrounds near small communities that had “want not stores” to attract the ladies to go shopping. By some mystic means the selected park also just happened to produce some fantastic bass fishing waters. Now, you just have to give the devil his due: the Chairman of the Board was a very wise man for picking such great places to go – shall we say – square dancing. I can remember only too well one outing at Butterfly Lake, just a couple loud whistles and a holler south of Lake St. Joseph in Muskoka’s Lake Region of Ontario. We had just returned from an early morning’s bass fishing outing and I walked over to my trailer, poured myself a cup of tea, grabbed a couple cookies and put them on the table just outside of the trailer. I went in the trailer to get my fishing magazine, but when I came back outside to drink my tea, the Chairman of the Board was drinking my tea and helping himself to my homemade cookies. He casually looked up at me and said, “It’s almost high noon. Going to pour us a couple of 8 and 18?”

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The Chairman of the Board had a lot in common with Murray including their favourite whiskey and the contents of Murray’s tackle box It sounded more like an instructional statement than a question and from past experiences, I knew I might as well forget about my tea and cookies and pour those fine drinks as the Chairman had, shall I say, suggested. I poured the drinks and started back to the park table. The Chairman of the Board was telling the ladies, and others, who had gathered around to listen to his tales, of how he limited out on the bass and lowly Murray only caught a couple, hardly acceptable, small fish. He explained that I was not using the right lures and his were far superior to mine. Hell yes, his lures were better than mine, as the ones he was using he stole out of my tackle box the night before. Now the word “stolen” the Chairman of the Board would contest, saying that I had left my tackle box open and explaining that determining the best lures would be for him to decide.

“Pretty damn sure of your facts, are you Murray?” the Chairman blurted. “Well, I will just have to see for myself.” He then reached into my tackle box (of no less than 500 lures) and took what I had said to be the best bass lures and put them in his own tackle box, of

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which many other lures in his box looked very similar to what I once had owned. Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS

Until Sun. Feb. 11 ALFF Video Art Exhibition Yukon Arts Centre Enjoy 3 video art pieces from Yukon. The exhibit will have the videos played in loop. Until 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. Until 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 Sat. Feb. 24 Vernissage Comportements Humains Arts Underground A variety of artwork such as paintings, sketches, and unique artistic installations. Until Thu. Mar. 1 The Hours in Between Arts Underground This exhibition is celebration of the beauty of the landscape in the immediate Whitehorse area as experienced through plein air painting. Until Sun, Mar, 4 On Our Way Home Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Showcasing new acquisitions to the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Thu. Feb. 8 Artist Talk: Simon James Gilpin: Wilderness, City 7:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre We will be discussing Simon James Gilpin’s current exhibit of oil paintings, Wilderness, City.

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Wed. Feb. 7 Whitewater Wednesday 7:00 pm Epic Pizza goes till we are done! Wed. Feb. 7 Available Light Cabaret 8:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Yukon songwriters present their original music in an intimate concert that also serves as an informal showcase to visiting ALFF Industry delegates. Wed. Feb. 7 Kim Beggs CD Release with Justin Haynes 8:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Kim Beggs celebrates the release of her fifth recording: Said Little Sparrow. Tickets online or at Arts Underground & Yukon Arts Centre. Thu. Feb. 8 Jam Night with Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Thu. Feb. 8 The Sputnik Experiment: Live Score 8:30 pm The Old Fire Hall A newly improvised live music score to German expressionist horror film, Nosferatu. Tickets online or at Arts Underground & Yukon Arts Centre. Thu. Feb. 8 Available Light Cabaret 8:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Yukon songwriters present their original music in an intimate concert that also serves as an informal showcase to visiting ALFF Industry delegates. Thu. Feb. 8 Joe Loutchan - Fiddler on the Loose 9:00 pm 98 Hotel Thu. Feb. 8 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. Feb. 9 Yukon Musician: Anne Turner 6:00 pm Westmark Whitehorse Jazz and Easy Listening Fri. Feb. 9 Dopë Tones 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Fri. Feb. 9 Available Light Cabaret 8:30 pm The Old Fire Hall Yukon songwriters present their original music in an intimate concert that also serves as an informal showcase to visiting ALFF Industry delegates. Fri. Feb. 9 Open Mic with Patrick Jacobson 8:30 pm Town & Mountain Hotel Fri. Feb. 9 The Sputnik Experiment & The Sweeties 9:00 pm The Social House Fri. Feb. 9 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sat. Feb. 10 Dessert & Dance 2018 7:00 pm Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre Enjoy a free swing dance lesson and silent auction. Get your tickets at Whitehorse Motors. Children 3 & under are FREE Sat. Feb. 10 Funky Kingston 8:00 pm The Social House Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady/Roots/Dub/ FunkBig Sound/Tasty Drinks/Good VibesDJ Steve Sat. Feb. 10 Karaoke 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Sun. Feb. 11 Open Mic Night 3:00 pm 98 Hotel Sun. Feb. 11 Sunday Jam and Open Mic 7:00 pm Whiskey Jacks Pub & Grill Hosted by local musicians, until late, drink specials. Sun. Feb. 11 Sarah and Patty Hamilton 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Sun. Feb. 11 Ben Mahony 7:30 pm Best Western Gold Rush Inn Mon. Feb. 12 Monday Night Jam 8:00 pm The Social House Bring your own instrument or play one supplied. Sing some tunes for your friends or sit in and play along.

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Until Sun. Feb. 11 Pivot Theatre Festival - 2018 Whitehorse, Yukon A series of solo and duo performances created and performed by theatre artists. Featuring Trader Time, 3Penny Variety Show, Onegin Until Sun. Feb. 11 ALFF Video Art Exhibition Yukon Arts Centre Enjoy 3 video art pieces from Yukon. The exhibit will have the videos played in loop. Until Sat. Feb. 10 Hand to God 8:00 pm The Guild Hall Fundamentalist Christian values meet evil puppets in this ridiculously funny black comedy. Wed. Feb. 7 Documentary Production Master Class with Mila Aung-Thwin 9:30 am The Old Fire Hall To Register: alffi@yukonfilmsociety.com Wed. Feb. 7 Spanish Conversation Group 12:00 pm Yukon Government Administration Building Join us inside the Bridges Café 633-6081 Terry or Michèle Wed. Feb. 7 The Road Forward 12:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A piece of British Columbia First Nations history, a call for revolution and resolve, and a portrait of a people who have retained their power and identity through community and activism. Wed. Feb. 7 A Cambodian Spring 3:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre An intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaos and violence shaping modern day Cambodia. Subtitled Wed. Feb. 7 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. Feb. 7 Community Improv Workshops 5:00 pm The Old Fire Hall Creative games and exercises using imagination and improv. Free event. Wed. Feb. 7 Collaborative Creation with K!mmortal 5:30 pm Heart Of Riverdale Collaborate with K!mmortal - learn to use collaboration, fashion and performance as a tool of community empowerment, resistance, and education. 6676700 Wed. Feb. 7 Let There Be Light 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Chronicles the work of the passionate scientists who are struggling to make it work. Preceded by the short film, The Tesla World Light. Wed. Feb. 7 Whitehorse United Church Choir Practice 7:30 pm Whitehorse United Church Wed. Feb. 7 Drinking with Scissors 8:00 pm The Social House February’s event features crafts inspired by the Klondike. Kits with everything you need to make some awesome crafts will be available. Wed. Feb. 7 The Disaster Artist 8:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre The tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau. Wed. Feb. 7 Hump Day Trivia 9:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler Room Thu. Feb. 8 Marketing and Distributing Your Film: Indie Game, a case study with James Swirsky 9:30 am The Old Fire Hall To Register: alffi@yukonfilmsociety.com Thu. Feb. 8 Black Kite 12:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Against oppression, change, and seismic political shifts, a father and his daughter find solace in the seemingly clandestine act of kite flying. 82 minutes Thu. Feb. 8 Unarmed Verses 3:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A vivid portrait of a Toronto community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute 12-year-old girl whose poignant observations about life. 86 minutes Thu. Feb. 8 Children’s Regalia Workshop 3:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre For parents or guardians with children ages 0-6. Please call to register. 633-7690 or 633-7682. Thu. Feb. 8 Hand Games 5:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Health Centre For more info contact Winston Smarch at 633-8422 Thu. Feb. 8 Yukon Tech Collective Meetup 6:00 pm (co)space coworking space` Meet with like minded people that love to talk and show off some cool tech! Reach out to andrew@yukonstruct.com for more information. Thu. Feb. 8 My Father From Sirius 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Einari’s childhood changes when his father starts communicating with beings from outer space. 80 minutes Thu. Feb. 8 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. Feb. 8 Christ Church Cathedral Choir Practice 7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral Thu. Feb. 8 A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) 8:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre A transgender singer faces scorn and discrimination after the sudden death of her older boyfriend. 104 minutes

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Fri. Feb. 9 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. Feb. 9 Secrets from the Ice 12:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A mystery is emerging out the Yukon ice: human hunting tools hidden for as long as 9,000 years have started to melt out. 53 minutes Fri. Feb. 9 Sami Blood 2:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s who is forcibly removed from her family and sent to a state boarding school. 110 minutes Fri. Feb. 9 A Better Man 4:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Following a series of intimate conversations between a former couple who lived through two years of domestic abuse, 80 minutes Fri. Feb. 9 The Square 7:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. A sharp-witted, dark comedy. 42 minutes Fri. Feb. 9 Les Affamés (The Ravenous) 10:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre In a small, remote village in upstate Quebec, things have changed. Locals are not the same anymore - their bodies are breaking down and they have turned against their loved ones. Sat. Feb. 10 Producing + Directing Science Documentaries for CBC with Andrew Gregg 10:00 am Yukon Arts Centre To Register: alffi@ yukonfilmsociety.com Sat. Feb. 10 5th Annual Garage Sale + Reuse Fair 10:00 am Canada Games Centre Everyone welcome! Interested in selling? Register a table by calling 633-5402 Sat. Feb. 10 Blue 10:30 am Yukon Arts Centre This documentary is about how the very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. 70 minutes Sat. Feb. 10 Les Rois Mongols (Cross My Heart) 12:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre During the height of Quebec’s FLQ Crisis in 1970 four children stage their own rebellion by kidnapping an elderly woman and hiding her in the country. 106 minutes Sat. Feb. 10 Never Steady Never Still 3:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A tender and heartbreaking story of a mother and son each alienated and struggling to manage in the face of grief, guilt and chronic disease. Director and producer in attendance. 111 minutes Sat. Feb. 10 Chinese New Year Celebration 2018 5:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Dragon dance, Chinese musical instruments, peacock dance, vocal and authentic Chinese buffet dinner. Tickets available at Vision Express Optical or call 668-4262 Sat. Feb. 10 Indian Horse 6:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre This moving drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools and the indomitable spirit of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Actor, Michael Lawrenchuk in attendance. 100 minutes Sat. Feb. 10 Crib Tournament 6:15 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 Crib tournaments every Saturday - Member and non-members welcome. Sat. Feb. 10 Porcupine Lake 9:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre During a hot and hazy summertime in Ontario cottage country, 13-year-old Bea wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets Kate she gets more than she had imagined. Director in attendance Sun. Feb. 11 Directing and Acting with Ingrid Veninger 10:00 am Yukon Arts Centre To Register: alffi@yukonfilmsociety.com Sun. Feb. 11 Fur Workshop 10:00 am Yukon Trappers Association We will demonstrate, discuss and answer questions. Please contact Brian Melanson at 334-1864 or Jackie Yaklin at 667-7091 to register. 867 6677091 Sun. Feb. 11 The Breadwinner 10:00 am Yukon Arts Centre Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Free Family Screening Sun. Feb. 11 City of Ghosts 12:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre A real-life international thriller City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” 91 minutes Sun. Feb. 11 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. Feb. 11 Adult RPG Drop-in 2:00 pm Whitehorse Public Library Monthly Role-Playing Game (RPG) Free! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Must be 18 years of age or older. Sun. Feb. 11 Donna’s Coffee Klatch 2:00 pm Yukon Transportation Museum Tea, coffee, bannock

and a good time provided. A different transportation theme will be explored each week. Regular admission applies. Sun. Feb. 11 Untitled 2:00 pm Yukon Arts Centre Two years after filmmaker Michael Glawogger’s sudden death, editor Monika Willi uses his footage of Africa, the Balkans and Italy to create an image of the world. Sun. Feb. 11 Ceramics Open Studio 2:30 pm Arts Underground Non-instructed open studio. Participants are welcome to use the studio’s tools and equipment; clay and some tools are available for purchase. Every Sunday except long weekends. $5/hour. Sun. Feb. 11 Japanese Conversation Classes 3:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 393-2588 or email Fumi Torigai the instructor at jcayukon@gmail.com for more info. Sun. Feb. 11 Snow Stomping for the International Snow Sculpture Challenge 4:00 pm Shipyards Park Help us prepare snow blocks for the international snow carving exhibition! RSVP to lindsay.agar@whitehorse.ca or call 668-8660. We will be serving hot apple cider and treats. We need YOU from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at Shipyards Park, Sunday February 14 and Monday February 15. Volunteers need to dress warm to climb in and out of containers to pack snow. This is physical work! Hot chocolate and treats are provided. 668-8325 Sun. Feb. 11 Sweet Country 4:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in the harsh outback of the Northern Territory. 114 minutes Sun. Feb. 11 Faces Places (Visages Villages) 7:30 pm Yukon Arts Centre Eighty nine-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. 90 minutes Mon. Feb. 12 Mitt Making Workshop 10:00 am Nàkwät’à Kų̀ Limited space available, participants must sign up. For more info, please contact the Jackson Lake Wellness Office at 633-7800 Ext. 613 or Laura Sutherst 334-7673. Mon. Feb. 12 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. Feb. 12 GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 pm Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Mon. Feb. 12 Euchre Night 6:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 254 667-2802 Mon. Feb. 12 Avalanche Case Study Night 7:00 pm Baked Cafe Guest speakers that will be present include survivors of the Cherry Bowl incident in 2013. An evening of discussion about avalanche incidents. Email education@yukonavalanche.ca for more information. Tue. Feb. 13 Pancake Supper 5:00 pm Whitehorse United Church Shrove Tuesday, a time to fatten up before Lent.. 667-2989 Tue. Feb. 13 Her Majesty’s Royal Feast 6:00 pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

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Mondays Kids & Parents Yoga 4:00 pm Grace Space 335-6216 Work with breathing, holding poses for longer time, rapidity and coordination with sun salutations, relaxation and meditation. Call or email for more info. Mondays Northern Tales 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre All ages, enjoy stories about life in Northern cultures with fun and interactive activities. Call 6688698 for more details. Mondays & Fridays Parent and Tot Drop In 10:00 am Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 0-4 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Mondays to Fridays Learning Together Program 9:00 am Two locations: Hidden Valley School & Selkirk Elementary School 667-3688 Free drop-in program: playtime, group snack, circle time, craft time. Caregivers learn how to support children’s learning at home. Mondays Baby Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for ages 6 - 24 months & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 667-5239 for more information. Tuesdays Little Chefs 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre For ages 2+ A blend of story, food, cooking, activities and crafts. Call 668-8698 for more details. Tuesdays Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months.

Tuesdays & Thursdays Youth Drop In 5:30 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 10 - 17 yrs. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Limit of 25 participants, arrive early. Wednesdays Parent-Child Mother Goose 10:30 am Macaulay Lodge No Cost for these sessions, but registration is required. Register online or call 322-5990 if you need assistance. Age: Birth to 18 months. Wednesdays Sing and Sign with Me 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Up to 18 mths. Through fun songs, rhymes and activities you and your baby can learn and practice basic baby sign language. Call 668-8698 for more details. Wednesdays Toddler Story Time 10:30 am Whitehorse Public Library Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Contact 667-5239 for more information. Thursdays Girls, Trans & Rainbow Club 3:00 pm Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre All girls, trans, non-binary & 2-spirited folks, ages 15-21 welcome. Come together, find support and take action. Fridays Girls Club 7:30 pm Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fridays Ready Set Go! 10:30 am Family Literacy Centre Ages 3+. A school readiness program designed to help preschoolers and their families prepare for Kindergarten. Call 668-8698 for more details. Saturdays Family Free Play Drop In 12:30 pm Family Literacy Centre Read, make crafts and participate in imaginative play. Saturdays Family Drop In 3:00 pm Polarette’s Gymnastic Club Ages 9 and under, must be accompanied by a parent. Call 668-4794 or email info@polarettes.org for more information. Saturdays 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 accompanied by an adult. Sundays Wee Moves 2:00 pm Yukon Transportation Museum AGES 3-5, an interactive afternoon of play and science exploration Leave the kids in our capable hands and run your Sunday errands or stay with us and get your hands dirty. Save your spot by registering at weemoves@ goytm.ca Sat. Feb. 10 Family Grief Workshop 1:30 pm Hospice Yukon Creating and remembering together can be a part of healthy grieving. For more information: 667-7429 Mon. Feb. 12 Family Literacy Nights 5:00 pm Elijah Smith Elementary School Cook, play, read stories and eat, door prizes, call 667-5992 for more info. Mon. Feb. 12 to Fri. Feb. 16 QuestFest Week Shipyards Park Enjoy musher presentations, sled dog movies, kid’s corner, silent auction, merchandise sales and more to come!

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Wed. Feb. 7 Northern Voices Toastmasters 7:00 am Sport Yukon Supportive members will help you develop your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Feb. 8 to Fri. Feb. 9 Construction Estimating 8:00 am Coast High Country Inn The course is designed for construction estimators and those with experience in construction that desire to be estimators or improve their knowledge of estimating. For info email info@trainingnetwork.ca or call 604-293-2339. Thu. Feb. 8 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. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Feb. 8 EEAY Networking Meeting 3:45 pm Selkirk Elementary School Thu. Feb. 8 Midnight Sun Toastmasters Club 5:30 pm Yukon College Room A2714. An after work meeting to help you gain confidence in public speaking, improve communication and add to your leadership skills. Drop-ins welcome. 867-689-6363 toastmastersyukon@gmail.com Thu. Feb. 8 CJUC Radio Group 5:30 pm Shipyards Park Bring your ideas and skills to the cabin and lets create great programming.Not sure if you have the skills? Email bill@cjucfm.com for more information. Sat. Feb. 10 Yukon Amateur Radio Association: Coffee Discussion Group 9:00 am A&W Restaurant Casual event. Hams from outside the Yukon and those are interested are welcome Tue. Feb. 13 The Yukon Prospectors Association 7:00 pm Yukon Chamber of Mines Prospectors and those interested in mineral exploration welcome!

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here are meetings. There is paperwork. There are grants to apply for and cheques to sign. But, for Jessica Hall, being the president of the Yukon Film Society is all about… people. “The thing I really like about being on the board is my fellow board members and the staff,” she said. “They are all amazing people. “We are 50 per cent production people – those who create kinetic art – yet we come from different backgrounds. “So, I am exposed to the opinions of people who don’t run in my circle normally.” Then there are members of the society who do not have a background in film production or its industry. Hall says they have an honest opinion of film based strictly on the storytelling. “They are just great people,” she said. “They are kind, compassionate and passionate about film; so, it is like having a built-in audience meter as they watch a lot of films and have their own perspective, that is different from people who work in film.” That is a lot of opinions on an art form that permeates society in so many ways: from art house films to YouTube; from Hollywood blockbusters to television commercials; and from schlocky cult favourites to documentaries. As the film society’s president, Hall challenges herself to hear and respect every voice. Her own passions for film began with her parents who had a large collection of VHS tapes. “When I was in junior high, my best friend’s dad was an early adopter of technology, so he always had the latest things like a camera and a really crazy audio setup where we could play a record and CD, or a record and tape, and then record it down to another tape.

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Jessica Hall is the president of the Yukon Film Society, an organization that allows her and all of the members to enjoy film even more just by sharing their different experiences “With a camcorder and a monitor with an RCA Out and a couple of VCRs, we could make videos. “We did that for fun… what connectors go where and, well, we just figured it out.” She ended up in Simon Fraser University’s film and communications programs. “The focus was independent

cinema and it was about learning the craft and telling a story,” Hall said. “It wasn’t about working in Hollywood, it was more on the arts side of filmmaking. “That was good for me as it makes you think more about the process and what filmmakers are saying with their work and cele-

brating film.” Today, Hall is a freelance editor and freelance video producer who works on industrial and promotional videos or works on other people’s projects. She has worked in the industry as a production coordinator and worked in casting for television shows and movies.

Joining the Yukon Film Society in 2000 was a way to get involved in filmmaking and make connections. Today, the society gives her a chance to meet people she would not normally meet. “I think it is important for everyone to to get out of their comfort zone and meet people,” Hall said. “Everyone has a different reason for being there.” But, from Feb. 3 to 11, they all do have a common opportunity to enjoy films. It is the annual Available Light Film Festival. Planning takes all year, but it kicks into high gear in the fall. Then there is programming throughout the year that includes a monthly Available Lights Cinema at the Yukon Arts Centre and a new screening series called Cult/ Occult that focuses on “retrocinema, weird cinema, old Hollywood”. And there are monthly residencies at the Jenni House in Shipyard’s Park and production workshops and equipment rental. Hall’s board has a staff of four that handles most of the details. But the board ensures the mandate is adhered to and looks at the bigger picture. “We are a consensus board, so my vote is just as important as everyone else’s,” she said. “The role of president isn’t some kind of dictatorship because that is not healthy.” Hall says her two-year stint as president expires at the AGM this spring/summer and she is excited to see someone else bring a different perspective to the role. Details on all of the upcoming events are available at www. YukonFilmSociety.com. Stepping Up features those who lead volunteer organizations in the Yukon. Darrell Hookey is a freelance writer in Whitehorse.

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A royally good time Her Majesty’s Royal Feast event features a 5-course meal

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throughout the night. “[Last year] the evening was amazing. It ran flawlessly, the food was impeccable and the candidates shone brightly as the lights on the stage, as they each fearlessly delivered their timed speeches,” Klein said. “I was a very proud Queen Mom that night.” The event has a unique focus on the 1898 etiquette and touches on some of the more “quirky” rules of those days. Some examples include eating your soup and keeping up your appearance. Soup is always served for the first course and should be eaten with dessert spoons. Servings are taken from the sides, not the tips of the spoon and without any sounds of the lips. The must not be sucked into the mouth audibly from the ends of the

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The 2017 Quest for the Crown contestants pose for a photo at the Queen’s Luncheon last year

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he Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Quest for the Crown competition features opportunities for us to dress in gold rush era finery and spend a civilized afternoon visiting with the women hoping to be Queen: the Queen’s Tea and Social and the Queen’s Luncheon. The Queen’s Tea and Social is presented by Westmark Whitehorse and is an afternoon of traditional tea, sandwiches and delicious desserts in the company of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen contestants on Feb. 18. The afternoon is a fun-filled family affair. “Keeping with the style of a high tea afternoon, we will have classical music for the afternoon,” said Heather Anderson, director of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. “For the entertainment, we like to provide a short intermission during the event, and promote

some of the local dance artists in the community.” This year the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Air North Can Can dancers perform will perform at the Queen’s Tea and Social and the Queen’s Luncheon. Each Queen candidate will be introduced and join the 2018 Mr. Yukon for a walk through the room to give all the guests an opportunity to see them in their tea dresses. The young Rendezvous Princes and Princesses who were crowned on Canada Day will be attending the Queen’s Tea and Social this year to host their own Kids’ Tea Time. “(The Queen’s Tea and Social) has grown over the last few years, and continues to grow, as do all of the Quest for the Crown events,” Anderson said. “This is one of the more popular events, and has sold cont’d on page 15 ...

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out the last two years. The support the community shows for the Queen candidates is amazing.” During the event, Rendezvous has prizes for the Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman, and Young Lady and Young Gentleman. Guests and candidates are also encouraged to get creative and design their very own Tea Hat for the afternoon, with a prize being handed out to the Best Hat of the afternoon. “Also, don’t forget to pick up a 2018 Quest for the Crown Teacup, each year we are excited to present a new pattern for people to add to their collection,” Anderson said. The Queen’s Luncheon presented by Yukon College is another event for the Quest for the Crown competition. The evening will have special guests. “Last year we had the Commissioner of Yukon, Gillian Campbell and a few Yukon elders,” said Marjie Klein, who volunteers as “Queen Mom”. This is a great opportunity for

the Yukon College Culinary Arts Program students to show off their talents by preparing the meal for attendees. And, it will be a judged event. “At this event we have some fun with the candidates by asking them impromptu questions without giving them time to prepare an answer; to see how they handle questions on the spot,” Anderson said. “We ask the audience to provide questions, too. This is a fun and interactive event.” The Queen’s Tea and Social will be held Sunday, February 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westmark Whitehorse Ballroom. The Queen’s Luncheon will be held Thursday, February 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Yukon College Cafeteria.

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Active Interest LISTINGS Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, COBRA Self Defense Age 5 - 12 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays, Kickboxing Age 13+ 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Mondays & Wednesdays & Sundays Velocity/Pursuit Practice Mon/Wed 4:30 PM, Sun 10:30 AM Biathlon Range Mondays & Wednesdays Ladies COBRA SD 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sundays to Fridays, Kickboxing Age 5 12 4:00 pm N60 Combative Wed. Feb. 7 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed. Feb. 7 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Feb. 8 Cardio Tennis 7:00 pm Yukon College To register email TennisYukon@ gmail.com Thu. Feb. 8 Drop in Shinny Hockey 6:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Looking to get guys and gals of all ages for non contact pickup game at on Thursdays at the Granger Rink. Thu. Feb. 8 Drop-in Adult Play 9:00 pm Yukon College Every Thursday through March 13th Email TennisYukon@gmail. com for more information. Thu. Feb. 8 Drop-in Shot Clinic 8:00 pm Yukon College Every Thursday through March 13th Email TennisYukon@gmail. com for more information. Thu. Feb. 8 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

Thu. Feb. 8 Insanity Live 6:00 am Peak Fitness A challenging, group-focused athletic training, cardio conditioning, and total-body strength drills, designed for people of ALL levels. 335-4281 brittyfit@ gmail.com Thu. Feb. 8 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Feb. 8 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Thu. Feb. 8 One Hour Drop In Classes - Barreilates 5:15 pm Long Lean Mean Fitness This class sculpts, tones, and gives you a strong core. Register online or call 334-3479 for more information. Fri. Feb. 9 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Feb. 9 Golden Horn Judo 3:30 pm Golden Horn Elementary Fri. Feb. 9 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Fri. Feb. 9 to Sun. Feb. 11 Cadet Regional Championships Biathlon Range Sat. Feb. 10 Dance Gathering 8:00 pm Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks A monthly let-loose-shake-it-move-stretchsweat-smile evening Adults & mature teens welcome. Entrance by donation. Substance-free. Questions? Contact 6899774 Sat. Feb. 10 Drop-in Touch Rugby 3:30 pm Canada Games Centre Beginners and lifelong players of all ages, genders and ability welcome. Sat. Feb. 10 KSA Take A Friend Snowmobiling Ride 11:00 am Fish Lake Road For this ride we plan to stick to fairly easy trails, so snowmobiles of all types and riders of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to come! klonsnow@gmail. com

Wellness LISTINGS Wednesdays, until Feb.14 Fuel: Lunch Yoga 12:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Fuel continues the work started in Invoke: Morning Intensive, and Ignite: Lunchtime Intensive, and helps make it habit. Call or email to register. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@ gmail.com Wed. Feb. 7 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. Feb. 7 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Feb. 7 Fuel: Lunch Yoga 12:00 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga Fuel continues the work started in Invoke: Morning Intensive, and Ignite: Lunchtime Intensive, and helps make it habit. Call or email to register. 3348599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Wed. Feb. 7 Men’s Circle 5:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Topics discussed based on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Call 633-2629 for more info. Wed. Feb. 7 Yoga for Paddlers 5:15 pm Whitehorse Elementary Lead by yoga instructor Michelle Eshpeter every Wednesday, email info@flatwateryukon.ca for more information. Wed. Feb. 7 Yoga and Art 7:00 pm Grace Space Enjoy a 45 minute yoga session followed by 45 minutes of guided creative work with mixed media journaling, drawing and painting technique. Call or email to register. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com Thu. Feb. 8 Traditional Hatha Yoga 12:00 pm Grace Space Hatha yoga is the foundation of all other forms of yoga, go back to work feeling refreshed. Call or email to sign up. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com Thu. Feb. 8 Navigating Motherhood 1:00 pm Whitehorse, Yukon Call 689-8887 or email commongroundcounselling@gmail. com to register. Thu. Feb. 8 Your Health! Your Way! 1:30 pm Whitehorse Health Centre Call the Chronic Conditions Support Program at 6678733 to register. Thu. Feb. 8 Introduction to Ashtanga 7:00 pm Grace Space Connects breath and movement to develop flexibility, strength in both body and mind, and selfawareness. Email for more information info@ gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Fri. Feb. 9 Traditional Hatha Yoga 12:00 pm

Sat. Feb. 10 Valentines Day on the Hill 10:00 am Mount Sima Chairlift SpeedDating and at the top, there will be wine and hor d’oeuvres at our top hut to enjoy. Sun. Feb. 11 Bears 1:30 pm Biathlon Range Sun. Feb. 11 Carcross Kickboxing 12:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Feb. 11 Carcross Kids Kickboxing 11:30 am N60 Combative Arts Sun. Feb. 11 COBRA FS 8:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Feb. 11 Ladies Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Sun. Feb. 11 Pre School Martial Arts 3:30 pm N60 Combative Arts Mon. Feb. 12 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Feb. 13 Adult Biathlon 6:30 pm Biathlon Range Tue. Feb. 13 Drop-in Touch Rugby 9:15 pm Canada Games Centre Beginners and lifelong players of all ages, genders and ability welcome. Tue. Feb. 13 Grappling 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Feb. 13 Ladies Kickboxing 5:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Tue. Feb. 13 Muay Thai 7:00 pm N60 Combative Arts Wed. Feb. 14 Dancefit 12:00 pm Better Bodies Crosstraining Centre Workout dance rooted in jazz, hip hop and Latin styles will take you away from your stresses. Wednesdays with an extra class on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m Call 633-5245 for more info. Wed. Feb. 14 Judo Age 13+ 6:00 pm N60 Combative Arts

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Grace Space Hatha yoga is the foundation of all other forms of yoga, go back to work feeling refreshed. Call or email to sign up. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Fri. Feb. 9 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Sat. Feb. 10 Red Tara Practice 12:30 pm VajraNorth Everyone welcome. For more info contact 667-6951 (Cheryl Buchan) 633-3715 Sun. Feb. 11 Restorative Yoga 10:30 am Alpine Bakery To register call or email 3934440 wallymaltz@mac.com Sun. Feb. 11 Gentle Yoga 12:30 pm Rooted Tree Massage & Yoga For the all ages, the stiff and the recovering bodies of life. Everyone welcome - Beginners encouraged! Call or email to register. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Sun. Feb. 11 Loss and Creative Expressions 1:30 pm Hospice Yukon Simple projects are demonstrated at the beginning, and all creative materials are provided for you to work with.. Email administrator@ hospiceyukon.net or call 667-7429 to register. Sun. Feb. 11 Restorative Yoga 4:00 pm Grace Space Yoga using props, visualization, sounds, and natural oils, call or email for more information. 335-6216 info@ gracespaceyukon.com Mon. Feb. 12 Sally & Sisters Lunch 12:00 pm Whitehorse Food Bank Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Mon. Feb. 12 Postnatal Yoga 1:30 pm Grace Space Poses to heal, and gain back your strength and stamina. Email for more information info@gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Mon. Feb. 12 Kids & Parents Yoga 4:00 pm Grace Space Work with breathing, holding poses for longer time, rapidity and coordination with sun salutations, relaxation and meditation. Call or email for more info. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon.com Mon. Feb. 12 Shamata Meditation 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary Group meditation all levels welcome Mon. Feb. 12 Buddhist Meditation Society 5:15 pm White Swan Sanctuary All are welcome! Mon. Feb. 12 Yoga for Athletes with Meagan Louise 7:00 pm Grace Space Blend of yin yoga, flowing sequences, strength work, relaxation, and meditation will help people keep on doing what they love. Email for more information info@gracespaceyukon. com 335-6216 Mon. Feb. 12 Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:30 pm 4071 4th Ave (Many Rivers Bdg) Overeaters Anonymous Meeting every Monday Please ring the buzzer if the door is locked. Tue. Feb. 13 Healthy Boundaries in Relationships Counselling Group 11:30 am Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Please call Kim Rogers for more information. 667-2970 ext 234 Tue. Feb. 13 Weight Watchers 5:00 pm Yukon College Please arrive 30-minutes prior to the listed meeting time for weigh-in and registration, room A2202. 403-473-0645 blong@weightwatchers.ca Tue. Feb. 13 Golden Horn Yoga 6:00 pm Golden Horn Elementary Terice 668-6631 Tue. Feb. 13 Moksha Yoga 7:00 pm Grace Space A unique hot yoga series that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. Email for more information info@gracespaceyukon.com 335-6216 Wed. Feb. 14 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. Feb. 14 Women & Children Lunch Date 11:30 am Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Delicious Free Lunch for Women & Children Wed. Feb. 14 Sharing Circles 5:00 pm Skookum Jim Friendship Centre Men only, Dinner provided Call 633-7688 Wed. Feb. 14 Yoga for Paddlers 5:15 pm Whitehorse Elementary Lead by yoga instructor Michelle Eshpeter every Wednesday, email info@flatwateryukon.ca for more information. Wed. Feb. 14 Yoga and Art 7:00 pm Grace Space Enjoy a 45 minute yoga session followed by 45 minutes of guided creative work with mixed media journaling, drawing and painting technique. Call or email to register. 335-6216 info@gracespaceyukon. com Wed. Feb. 14 The Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group 7:00 pm Copper Ridge Place A group for family or friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 334-1548 or Joanne 668-7713.

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Wednesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Porter Creek Step meeting (CM) 8:00 PM Our Lady of Victory No Puffin (CM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Thursdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance. Polar Group (OM) 7:30 PM 6210 - 6th ave. Fridays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Yukon Unity Group Meeting 1:30 PM #4 Hospital Road Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 305 Wood Street - Back Entrance. Saturdays Detox Meeting (OM, NS) 1:00 PM, Sara Steel building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Women’s Meeting (CM, NS) 2:30 PM Whitehorse General Hospital (across from emergency) Hospital Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (OM NS) 7:00 pm - Hospital Board Meeting. Sundays Detox Meeting (OM NS) 1:00 PM 1:00 PM, Sara Steel building 609 Steele St., Main Entrance Hospital Meeting (OM NS) 7:00 PM Whitehorse General Hospital Mondays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance New Beginnings Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave Tuesdays The Joy Of Living group (OM, NS) 12:00 noon 305 Wood Street -Back Entrance Ugly Duckling Group (OM, NS) 8:00 PM 6210 - 6th Ave. Juste Pour Aujourd’hui (OM, NS) 7:00 PM 4141B 4th Ave. Phone: AA 1-888-453-0142 (24 hours a day)


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Welcome the Year of the Dog The Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon invites you to the Chinese New Year feast at the KDCC on Feb. 16 The traditional lion dance costume can be an ornate one person outfit, as seen here, or a two person design

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he Chinese New Year is the celebration of the Lunar New Year and considered the beginning of spring. Due to the Chinese calendar’s reliance on the lunisolar cycle, which is based on the exact astronomical observations of the sun’s longitude and the Moon’s phases, the new year is a floating date and usually occurs between mid-January and mid-February. This year, Chinese New Year falls on Friday, February 16. The years are broken into the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac and the coming year will be the Year of the Dog. As the president of the Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon, Charmaine Cheung is one of nine board members who are responsible for organizing their events in the Yukon, the largest being the annual dinner to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Chinese Canadian Association was officially established in 2012 and this is their fifth annual celebration at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. The first celebration was held at the Mt. McIntyre Recreation Centre. The large dinner event is an

important part of the celebration. “We have traditional Chinese 10-course meal catered by the Green Garden,” Cheung said. “Last year was a buffet, but this year we are doing a sit down meal. That’s why we have about 30 volunteers this year. Many are helping with serving.” The dinner evening is also highlighted by several traditional Chinese performances. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a 45 to 60 minute cultural performance. This year the association has brought a Chinese opera from Toronto to perform. “Opera in China has been around for many years and is a very serious art form, just like in Western culture,” Cheung said. “Having opera at Chinese New Year is a very traditional performance.” The evening’s performances will also include a lion dance. This dance is an example of the traditional Chinese costumes people often envision with one or two people holding up the costume heads above their bodies. The lion dance is performed by volunteers who spend time preparing

each year. An annual tradition for the Yukon group is to choose a cultural dance to perform each year that highlights China’s many different ethnic groups. “China has 56 ethnic groups,” Cheung explained. “Each year, a member chooses one to perform. This year we’ve chosen Mongolian. They research the costumes and music and then partner with the Northern Lights School of Dance, who choreographs the performance. “Northern Lights will have some of their dancers perform because they are better trained to do it, but some children of association members will join to learn the dance each year.” And Yukon singer Fawn Fritzen performs at the event as well. Cheung noted that Fritzen’s mother is of Taiwanese descent and Fritzen sings Chinese songs for the celebration. While the Chinese New Year celebration is the largest event held each year by the association, they hold several other events throughout the year. They hold a number of internal activities that are only for their members, like

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the Moon Festival that happens in the fall. They have become involved in the City of Whitehorse community cleanup in May and have also organized to participate in the Canada Day parade on July 1. This past July they had a dragon and drum team enter into the parade. The association is a mix of Yukon residents from many Chinese backgrounds and there have been some changes over the years of who is coming to the Yukon. “Originally, 20 years ago and more, the Chinese moving here were mostly from southern China,” Cheung explained. “They spoke Cantonese and would often be interested in opening businesses, like restaurants or hotels. “Now, in the last 10 years, it’s switched to all over in mainland China and they mostly speak Mandarin. They are choosing different jobs, like professional or retail. The Chinese community is now quite diverse for language.” Cheung is an example of one of the more recent arrivals and is originally from Shanghai. She has been here since 2007 and works for the Yukon government.

Danny Macdonald is the editor of What’s Up Yukon. He is a lifelong Yukoner, who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon’s events scene.

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While the association has just recently become an official group, Cheung notes that there has always been a desire to share Chinese culture. “Prior to 2012, there was an informal group of Chinese who organized events,” she said. “But the wish has always been to have a formal group to promote and share Chinese culture.” The Chinese New Year is the largest celebration of the year for the organization and will help achieve that goal of sharing Chinese culture. Individuals interested in finding out more information about the Chinese New Year celebration or the Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon can find them on their Facebook page or email them at YukonChineseAssociation@gmail. com.

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Wed. Feb. 7 Yoga with Megan Samms 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Call Megan at 651-2248 for more info. Wed. Feb. 7 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Fri. Feb. 9 to Sun. Feb. 11 Atlin Ladies Bonspiel Atlin Rec Centre Contact Lynn at 250-651-7663 Sat. Feb. 10 Saturday Sewing 10:00 am Atlin Rec Centre Every level of experience, from absolute beginner to advanced sewer, is welcome! Sat. Feb. 10 Mid Winter Bazaar - Flea Market 11:00 am Atlin Rec Centre Many goodies for everyone, concession will be open. 250-651-2422 Sun. Feb. 11 Atlin Christian Centre 10:30 am Atlin Christian Centre Sun. Feb. 11 St. Martins Anglican Church Service 10:00 am St. Martins Anglican Church Wed. Feb. 14 Yoga with Megan Samms 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre Call Megan at 651-2248 for more info. Wed. Feb. 14 Ladies’ Lunch & Carpet Bowling 7:00 pm Atlin Rec Centre

BEAVER CREEK

Fri. Feb. 9 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Sat. Feb. 10 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club Mon. Feb. 12 Tot Time 9:30 am Nelnah Bessie John School Tue. Feb. 13 Volleyball 8:00 pm Beaver Creek Community Club

CARCROSS

Wed. Feb. 7 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Feb. 7 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Feb. 7 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 7 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 7 AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 7 School Council 7:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 8 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Thu. Feb. 8 Prenatal Classes for Mothers and Fathers to be 7:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School With Kathleen Cranfield, Registered Midwife and CPNP coordinator Thu. Feb. 8 Executive Council Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 8 CPNP Lunch 12:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Thu. Feb. 8 Sewing Nights 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Sat. Feb. 10 Traditional Handgames 1:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Feb. 12 Art at the Carving Shed 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Mon. Feb. 12 AA - Tagish 7:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Feb. 13 Pottery with Claudia MacPhee 3:30 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Every Tuesday and Thursday, please enter by side door. Everyone welcome! no fee for community members 8673993321 Tue. Feb. 13 Sports Night 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School Tue. Feb. 13 Tlingit Language classes 5:00 pm CTFN Capacity Building Tue. Feb. 13 Women’s Group 7:00 pm Carcross Community Campus 821-4251 Tue. Feb. 13 Elders Breakfast 10:00 am Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Tue. Feb. 13 Excellence Group 5:00 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 14 Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program Lunch 12:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School For more info:kathleen.cranfield@ctfn.ca 821-4251 Wed. Feb. 14 Hiroshikai Judo 6:00 pm Ghùch Tlâ Community School 332-1031 Wed. Feb. 14 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Activities 9:00 am Carcross/ Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 14 Tlingit Language Game Nights 5:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building Wed. Feb. 14 AA Carcross 6:30 pm Carcross/Tagish First Nation Building

DAWSON CITY

Until Sat. Feb. 24 Art Exhibit - PATHIE by Andrée-Anne Roussel KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Interactive installation containing both video elements and kinetic sculpture, around the themes of commitment and apathy. Until Sat. Feb. 10 Yukon Quest Layover Wed. Feb. 7 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu. Feb. 8 Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri. Feb. 9 The Executives 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Fri. Feb. 9 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre

Fri. Feb. 9 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Feb. 9 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri. Feb. 9 Teen Beginner Ballet Classes 3:45 pm Art & Margaret Fry Recreation Centre Register at the Recreation Office! Fri. Feb. 9 to Sun. Feb. 11 Old Timers Hockey Tournament Dawson City Arena Sat. Feb. 10 Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat. Feb. 10 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. Feb. 10 Cocktail Night 5:00 pm Eldorado Hotel In the Sluice Box Lounge, from classics over hot/desert drinks, to a featured special. Sun. Feb. 11 Soul Sunday with The Sweet Nuggets 11:00 pm Westminster Hotel Sun. Feb. 11 St. Paul’s Church Service 10:30 am St Paul’s Church 867-993-5381 Mon. Feb. 12 Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon. Feb. 12 Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Your Health! Your Way! 1:30 pm Dawson City Community Hospital Register or find out more by calling the Dawson Health Centre at 993-4300. Tue. Feb. 13 Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue. Feb. 13 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, towards end of each meeting, where public can ask questions. 867-993-7400 Wed. Feb. 14 CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio.

FARO

Wednesdays Archery 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. Wednesdays and Saturdays Public Skate 4:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Wed. Feb. 7 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wed. Feb. 7 Broomball 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Fri. Feb. 9 Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School Fri. Feb. 9 Curling 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sat. Feb. 10 Sticks and Pucks 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details. Sun. Feb. 11 Faro Church of Apostles Mass 10:00 am Church of Apostles Sun. Feb. 11 Faro Bible Chapel Sunday Service 10:30 am Faro Bible Chapel with Pastor Ted Baker 994-2442 994-2442 Tue. Feb. 13 Parent & Tot Storytime 10:00 am Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed. Feb. 14 Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Fire Hall Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Wed. Feb. 14 Broomball 7:00 pm Father Rigaud Arena Email recreation@ faroyukon.ca or call 994-2575 for more details.

HAINES JUNCTION

Wed. Feb. 7 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness, pool tournaments, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, and card and board games. Refreshments. Wed. Feb. 7 Adult Volleyball 6:30 pm St. Elias Community School Wed. Feb. 7 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 pm St Elias Convention Centre Thu. Feb. 8 Elders’ Tea & Fitness Lunch 11:00 am Mun Ku Thu. Feb. 8 Women’s Circle 5:30 pm Mun Ku Email elskloppers@gmail.com for more information. Thu. Feb. 8 Chair Yoga For Seniors 3:00 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Thu. Feb. 8 Adult Soccer 7:30 pm St. Elias Community School Thu. Feb. 8 Seniors - Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm St Elias Convention Centre All Seniors and Elders welcome! Fri. Feb. 9 to Sun. Feb. 11 Special CAFN General Assembly Da Ku Cultural Centre All Citizens are encouraged to attend. Call 634-4200 ext 237 for more information. Fri. Feb. 9 Story Hour 10:00 am Haines Junction Community Library Mon. Feb. 12 Fitness Classes - Pilates & Yoga 5:15 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Southern Tutchone Classes 12:00 pm Da Ku Cultural Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Takhini Family Game Night 7:00 pm Takhini Hall Wed. Feb. 14 Seniors - Drop-In and Activities 1:30 pm Haines Junction Seniors Apartments Arts, craft, fitness,

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MARSH LAKE

Wed. Feb. 7 Waste Mgnt Society Meeting 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Wednesdays and Thursdays Choir Wed 7:00 pm, Thu 6:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat. Feb. 10 Marsh Lake Loppet Marsh Lake Community Centre Deadline to register Feb. 7, 5pm. Call Shirley, Rec. Director, at 660-4999 for more info. or email: marshlake@gmail.com 660-4999 Sat. Feb. 10 Knitting Circle 1:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre 660-4999 managermarshlake@gmail.com Sun. Feb. 11 Drop in Badminton 12:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun. Feb. 11 Zumba Classes with Mariana Giaccaglia 3:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Feb. 13 North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Yoga 5:30 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Drop in Yoga info@ yogawhitehorse.ca Tue. Feb. 13 Local Advisory Council 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999 Tue. Feb. 13 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.

MAYO

Wed. Feb. 7 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Feb. 8 Circuit Training 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Thu. Feb. 8 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Fri. Feb. 9 Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun. Feb. 11 St. Mary’s Church Service 11:00 am St Mary’s Church (867)6677746 Mon. Feb. 12 Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Curling Arena Tue. Feb. 13 Tabata 5:30 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Feb. 13 Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Tue. Feb. 13 Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Wed. Feb. 14 Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School

MOUNT LORNE

Mon. Feb. 12 Yoga with Jess Sellers 7:00 pm Lorne Mountain Community Centre For more info call 667-7083 or Email lmca@northwestel.net

OLD CROW

Thu. Feb. 8 Adult Night at the Youth Centre 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center Sun. Feb. 11 St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 am St. Luke’s Church 867-9935381 Tue. Feb. 13 Gym Night 7:00 pm Old Crow Community Center

TAGISH

Wed. Feb. 7 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Feb. 7 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday. Wed. Feb. 7 Tagish Advisory Council meeting 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Agenda posted at tagish.ca Thu. Feb. 8 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Thu. Feb. 8 Catch Kids Club 4:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Snacks, crafts, field trips and lots of fun games. Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Fri. Feb. 9 Yukon Electoral District Boundaries Commission - Public Meeting 5:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Sat. Feb. 10 OsteoFit 10:00 am Tagish Community Centre Sat. Feb. 10 Youth Music School 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more information. Sat. Feb. 10 Pickleball 11:00 am Tagish Community Centre Come try Pickleball, a new sport offered which combines table tennis and regular tennis. Sat. Feb. 10 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Sat. Feb. 10 Valentine’s Day Dance 7:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Mon. Feb. 12 Nordic Walking 1:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 for more info. Tue. Feb. 13 Carpet Bowling 11:15 am Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling. Wed. Feb. 14 Tagish Library 12:00 pm Tagish Community Centre 399-3418 Wed. Feb. 14 Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 pm Tagish Community Centre Fresh baked goods every Wednesday.

TESLIN

Thu. Feb. 8 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. Feb. 9 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. Feb. 9 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. Feb. 13 Teslin Dance Group Practice 7:00 pm Teslin Healing Centre Every Tuesday evening, for more info contact Melaina at 867.390.2532 ext. 333 or Melaina.sheldon@ttc-teslin.com Tue. Feb. 13 After School Sports K - Gr. 4 3:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Tue. Feb. 13 Yoga in the Mezzanine 5:30 pm Teslin Rec Center Every Tuesday, mats provided just bring your zen. 3354250 teslinrec@teslin.ca

WATSON LAKE

Wed. Feb. 7 Baby & Me Snowshoeing 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 536-8023 for more information. Thu. Feb. 8 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Thu. Feb. 8 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Fri. Feb. 9 to Sun. Feb. 11 Kiki Karnivals Annual Recreation Hockey Tournament Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghen at 536-8023 or by email recreation@watsonlake.ca Sat. Feb. 10 Kiki Karnivals Craft Fair 11:00 am Morgan Chaddock Community Hall Contact Meaghen at 536-8023 for more details. Sat. Feb. 10 Kiki Karnivals Drag Races Wye Lake Park Contact Danielle Hauser at 250-500-2931 to register or for more info. Sun. Feb. 11 St. John’s Church Service 10:00 am St. John’s Church Service (867) 536-2932 Mon. Feb. 12 Help and Hope Drop in for Moms and Kids 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Crafts and Activities together! Tue. Feb. 13 Body Fit 7:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Contact Meaghan for more information 536-8023 Tue. Feb. 13 Infant Massage 1:30 pm Watson Lake Family Centre Infant massage, to improve bonding, sleeping periods, colic, and much more. Oil, snack and refreshments provided. Please call Elizabeth at 536-7423 Wed. Feb. 14 Baby & Me Snowshoeing 1:00 pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre Call 536-8023 for more information.

HAINES

Daily, Wednesdays to Mondays Everyone Welcome Swim Haines Community Centre, Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 11-12:30| Mon/ Wed/Fri 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| #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Homework Help, Haines Public Library #907-766-2545 Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Tai Chi - Advanced 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Adults Jujutsu 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays to Thursdays Tai Chi - Adv. Beginners Mon/Wed 11:45 am | 7:30 pm Tue/Thu Chilkat Center For The Arts Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Yoga with Mandy 1:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wednesdays and Fridays Game Time @ the Library 4:30 pm Haines Borough Public Library Wednesdays Open Mic Nite 10:00 pm Pioneer Bar Wed. Feb. 7 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 7 Chilkat Advisory Board 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 7 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 7 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre Thu. Feb. 8 Haines Arts Council film: Frozen in Time ( lobby) 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Feb. 8 Strength & Stretch - Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Thu. Feb. 8 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Fri. Feb. 9 Story time 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Sat. Feb. 10 Birthday Party 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Sat. Feb. 10 Tai Chi 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Feb. 11 Bible Club - Sunday School 12:30 pm Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Feb. 11 St Michael’s - lobby 11:30 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Sun. Feb. 11 Sunday Worship 11:00 am Haines Presbyterian Church Sun. Feb. 11 Yoga with Melina 10:15 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Feb. 12 Gentle & Beginner’s Yoga 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts

Mon. Feb. 12 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Feb. 12 Mother Goose Stories and Songs @ Library 12:00 pm Haines Borough Public Library Mon. Feb. 12 Private Jujutsu Clas 4:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Mon. Feb. 12 Strength & Stretch Lobby 11:00 am Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Feb. 13 Tai Chi - Beginning 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Tue. Feb. 13 Women’s Fellowship 3:00 pm Haines Senior Center Wed. Feb. 14 Kids Jujutsu 5:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 14 St Michael’s Service 8:00 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 14 Sword Class 6:30 pm Chilkat Center For The Arts Wed. Feb. 14 Tlingit Language Class 3:30 pm Sheldon Museum & Cultural Centre

SKAGWAY

Mon.- Fri. Mom, Dad & Me Toddler Time 9:00 am Skagway Alaska Appropriate for 2 - 4 yrs. of age & caregiver, Free drop-in. Call 907-983-2679 for more info. Mondays and Wednesdays Hatha Yoga w/Sherry- ALL Levels 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays and Wednesdays SpinFlex w/ Katherine 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mondays and Wednesdays TRX Suspension Training 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sign up required Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays Dance Fusion with Kaera New Latin Hip Hop Class 5:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays and Fridays Aerial Conditioning 5:30 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Wednesdays and Fridays 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 Wednesdays and Sundays Aerial Tissue w/Renee 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Special Fee & Sign-up Thu. Feb. 8 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Feb. 8 Easy Does it YogaRestorative Yoga ALL Level 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Feb. 8 Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Thu. Feb. 8 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Feb. 8 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Thu. Feb. 8 Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Thu. Feb. 8 Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin‐ inspired cardio‐dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Fri. Feb. 9 Gentle Flow 6:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A gentle and calming practice that combines breath with movement. Fri. Feb. 9 SpinYOGA 8:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Sat. Feb. 10 Bouncy House Fun Time! 1:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 and under. Sat. Feb. 10 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. Sat. Feb. 10 Volleyball For Adults 6:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Feb. 12 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. Feb. 12 Restorative - Yin Yoga ALL Levels 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Mon. Feb. 12 Roller Hockey For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Back/Hip Yoga with Myofascial Release and Acupressure 10:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Basketball For Adults 7:00 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Let it Roll - Hatha Flow with Foam Roller 5:45 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Hatha Flow practice followed by foam roller and pinky balls. Tue. Feb. 13 Mat Pilates 7:15 am Skagway Recreation Centre Intermediate core based class using classical mat exercises to create long, lean muscles. Tue. Feb. 13 Mindful Vinyasa Flow 6:00 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Senior Weights with Dana 10:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Chair based resistance training program that’s not just for seniors. Tue. Feb. 13 Spinning w/ Katherine 5:30 am Skagway Recreation Centre Tue. Feb. 13 Zumba with Keara 5:15 pm Skagway Recreation Centre Latin‐ inspired cardio‐dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere.


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What’s up with foot reflexology

by Jeddie Russell

F

oot reflexology is an accessible touch therapy where a practitioner uses both light touch and deeper pressure techniques to stimulate points or reflex zones of the foot and lower limb. Reflexologists from all influences base their practice on the belief that our feet and lower limbs contain reflex points that share – or mirror – a representation of the body structure, and that the flow of information between the reflex point and body structure flows both ways -it is bidirectional. This means, for example, that by stimulating a reflex point on the foot that corresponds to a body part, allows the body to generate its own healing response for that body part. Foot therapies have different histories from Egyptian, Chinese,

Indigenous, and more recently European backgrounds and differing persuasions including deep pressure, light pressure, using rod instruments or stones, following a prescribed generic foot map, anatomical foot, or prenatal foot map. Evidence of this has been recorded in the work of ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and North American First Nation artists. Dr. Jesus Manzanares, a medical doctor based in Spain and recognized as an authority on reflexology, has been conducting research committed to applying a scientific lens to capture what occurs in the nervous system during a reflexology session. In his 2017 book, Dr. Manzanares defines foot reflexology as “a reflex technique based on the neurobiochemical action that occurs when a foot reflex point is

Differing persuasions of reflexology include both deep pressure and light pressure, as well as a variety of additional techniques

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PHOTOS: Pixabay stimulated, which has a partial and/or global impact in the body.” He has documented that during a reflexology session, stimulation to a reflex point sparks an impulse (electrical message) that travels along sensory fibers to the spinal cord and onto the brain stem, from where a response is initiated. For others, reflexology is more of an art than a science. For me, reflexology is wholistic – meaning both an art and a science, and pertaining to the whole person. It provides a nourishing moment during a hectic life that assists the body to create its own rejuvenating response. Reflexology neither diagnoses nor treats. Rather, the relaxation response that helps take the edge off stress permits the nervous system to relax. When receiving

a reflexology session, the body’s nervous system has an opportunity to balance its own self, which in turn, permits one’s own innate healing ability. Reflexology recognizes the body’s ability to heal as a normal part of structure, and thereby everyone has the capacity to create their own “inner healing” - a concept put forward by British naturopath and reflexologist Robert St. John in the 1950s. Reflexology is a catalyst for preventative and restorative health in three ways. First, reflexology and foot massage bring about a relaxation response – think a long, lovely “ahhh.” Second, the intentional, focused stimulation of the foot and lower limb reflexes promotes the receivers own innate ability to heal – think capacity to self heal. And third, reflexology enhan-

ces circulation by facilitating the movement of excess fluid that can settle in tissues of the lower legs and feet. Together these responses promote lower limb health which is the root of full body health. Reflexologist Gaston Saint Pierre, building on the work of Robert St. John, sums up reflexology as a tool to spark the life force within each one that can transform us.

Jeddie Russell owns and operates WalkOn Footcare to help increase the capacity of individuals and organizations to care for feet. When not working, you can find her Walking On. For other things up with feet, visit WalkOnFootcare.com.

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What's Up Yukon, February 7, 2018  

"Feast and Dine Like it's 1899"