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Birds of a feather

Remembering Fiddler Joe Loutchan

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Time for Birds with Jenny Trapnell

A chance on winter

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Birds are all over the news these days. There was that rare Hawfinch from Asia that landed in Haines Junction. And that blue, blue Steller’s Jay invasion that happened last fall. For these rarities and Yukon’s 40 resident species, the challenge is now to stay warm and keep eating!

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or new and experienced birders, winter is when you can get closer to many resident (and some visiting) species. “Winter gives us a chance to see birds a little close to home. They come into our yards and feeders and we can view and study them,” says Cameron Eckert, expert birder and biologist. Resident birds eat local yearround, like forest cone seeds. Warblers on the other hand, need summer bugs so they migrate south. “Diversity isn’t as high now, but it’s a chance to get closer that makes winter special,” Eckert says. When temperatures fall, feeders with black-oil sunflower seeds will attract forest birds such as chatty black-capped chickadees, common redpolls, bright pine grosbeaks and red crossbills. Venture further to find other birds. Dress warmly, and take a pair of binoculars and a guidebook . A Yukon Bird Checklist will help identify them. Other helpful aids include the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s allaboutbirds.com, An Introduction

to Yukon Birds, published by the Yukon government’s wildlife viewing program, and the Merlin Bird ID App. The Millennium Trail is one of the best winter spots in the Yukon for birding (and my favourite year-round). You’re almost sure to see American dippers near the open water below the Rotary Centennial Bridge (the blue bridge). This dark grey chubby songbird packs a loud call and an even more beautiful song. In mid-winter, they seem happy to jump in and out of the river’s current from icy or rocky perches. “It’s one of the premier species to see here in winter,” Eckert says. Common mergansers, a diving duck, also like fishing here. The American robin has become a frequent winter visitor, too, finding food in the muddy shoreline. Robins may be part of a vanguard of changing populations testing to see if they can make it through our warming winters, noted Eckert. Most don’t survive cont’d on page 3 ...

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A chance on winter ... cont’d

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a real cold snap. Walking a favourite trail or route daily, or even weekly, can alert you to its birdlife. Since November, I’ve been observing on my walks the survival of a wary song sparrow (normally a winter resident of the southern U.S. and Mexico) which has found food and shelter near a busy trail. Amazing! The process of watching, listening and trying to identify a bird will help you remember that species, and perhaps that particular

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What’s Inside Time for Birds..........................2 Yukon See It Here .....................4 Eye On the Outdoors .................5 Grey Matters ...........................6 Cocktails with Latitude ..............7

This song sparrow, which should normally be in the southern U.S. or Mexico, hides in willows near its winter home found along the Millennium Trail 

Gather ................................. 10 Remembering Joe Loutchan ...... 13 Seasonal Recipes .................... 14 Postcard From Peru ................ 19 Gather Cafe .......................... 22

bird, forever. Learn more. The Yukon Bird Club moderates the popular Yukon Birds Facebook group and recently posted Ten Birds To Learn This Winter on its Facebook page. Join and check out YBC at yukonbirds. ca. Its AGM is Feb. 24. Tired of winter? Watch for upcoming YBC birding events and tips this spring, for everyone! Happy birding! Jenny Trapnell has a passion for birds and supports the Yukon Bird Club.

American dippers are a delightful winter sight, swimming and singing from icy or rocky perches in fast-flowing waters, such as the Yukon River below the Whitehorse dam 

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Events Whitehorse Listings .............. 12 Highlights .......................... 21 Community Listings .............. 24 Active Listings .................... 28

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Eye on the Outdoors with Murray Martin

Looking back (way back) S

itting back in my easy chair, I questioned myself as to what period of time I would have liked to have studied. I think it would be the Cretaceous period, back some 145 to 65 million years ago, when my pal Tyrannosaurus Rex would have roamed the countryside, eating up everything that came within reach. The T Rex had the most powerful bite of any species of his time (with a bite force of 8,000 pounds compared to the 200-pound bite force of a human), a record that stands today. My interest in ancient archaeology happened when I turned 62. True, it was a little late in life to go back to life studies, but I was digging in my garden back in north central Ontario when I came upon some old bone structure. It measured around 50 feet in length. It made the front page of The Packet and Times. I still have the pictures of geologists at the Royal Canadian Museum in Toronto. They said it was the fossil bone of a Shonisaurus, the early resemblance of a giant dolphin. This dated the fossil at some 250 million years ago, in the Permian Period, well before the T Rex. Ever since, I’ve carried a special axe in the truck. I’m always breaking stone to see what we may find next. The Cretaceous was also an interesting time for the geographic history of the Yukon and surrounding territories. This was the time when a huge waterway wound from the Arctic down through to the Gulf of Mexico. Along the shores were giant trees and tall grasses. One notable thing about the creatures of this period is that they had exceptionally large heads and jaws. They were considered to be basically meat eaters. Not only were the land creatures giants; those in the water were as well. Elasmosaurus had a large body and a neck measuring 23 feet long. It was not the largest creatures

of the Cretaceous period that fascinated me, but the very opposite in size. In the late 1950s and early 60s, I had the good fortune of working with bats when rabies crossed Canada. I studied every-

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Historic Properties Assistance Program PHOTO: Pixabay thing I could get my hands on with regards to bats and their flight. That’s when I found out that the smallest of all dinosaurs was only 28 inches in length. This was the Microraptor of the early Cretaceous period. It was not actually a birdlike creature, but more of a glider, similar to the flying squirrel of modern times. The most interesting winged creature of prehistoric times is the Pterosaurs, which existed about 200 million years ago. Having a fair knowledge of the modern little brown bat, I quickly connected the membrane wings with the modern bat. Its feet and tail also recall our modern bat. This flying reptile, with its wing span of more than 30 feet, was a very capable flyer, but, like other creatures of that era, was subject to the greatest extinction on planet Earth. This took place some 65 million years ago. The dinosaurs of Alberta and Saskatchewan are said to have become extinct in about two minutes, when a large meteorite crossed horizontally close to the Earth, with extreme incandescent heat, crashing into the Gulf of Mexico. The heat off

land. This is called the Chicxulub Crater. It measures 190 miles wide and 12 miles deep. It seems odd that we humans have been as destructive as we have to the environment, given the short period we’ve been here. So I will leave you with this to ponder: Everything on Earth is unique. Once gone, it is gone forever. It is part of what is called the “genetic pool,” the greatest reservoir of life on Earth Evolution and unknown combinations and mutations of genes within that reservoir will produce forms of life in ages to come that are not known in these times. As responsible passengers on this spaceship Earth, we would be foolish to wipe out any of our shipmates. They will, at least, make our voyage less lonely, as we slowly drift through the endless reaches of space. They will make us wiser and better as well.

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Grey Matters with Deborah McNevin

Of time and tech I

have to admit that I’m a nerd, geek, tech junkie, whatever the terminology is for a person who tries out the latest gadgets. I thought that as I aged, and if my eyesight couldn’t be fixed by cataract surgery, it would be good to be able to do more things by voice and by ear. I also thought I might as well anticipate whatever form telehealth may take in the future. I decided to embrace wireless speaker technology. I currently have a Google speaker in my living room, a Google nest hub in my kitchen, and two Google minis upstairs (note: I do pay a lot of attention to my privacy and security settings, but keep in mind there is always a trade-off to some extent). I use these devices daily. I have routines set up for the morning. Google tells me about my calendar, the weather, and then streams local CBC radio. I can tell Google to add things to my shopping list wherever I am and whenever my vagrant memory returns, even if only for a moment. Google speakers can set a multitude of timers when I’m cooking. The nest hub can even tell me what the timer is for, with different chimes for things like cookies or roasts. It can read me

recipes step-by-step, although I don’t use that feature often. I do ask it to convert measurements if I’m altering a recipe on the fly, say from four servings to six, or if I want to use a slow cooker instead of the oven. Google can turn on my TV and turn on one of my lights in the living room. It can yell at my husband that dinner’s ready to save me from wasting my breath and my voice. I read the local newspapers in hard copy (including What’s Up Yukon) and, instead of having to open my calendar and write down dates, I can tell Google to add events to my calendar, or remind me when to check for tickets. It goes on and on. It can remember things for me, like the last episode of a Netflix series that we are watching on different nights. A great feature when my routine gets upset or changed is that Goo-

gle reminds me when to take my medicines. As we live through the brain-fog of the pandemic, this feature has been highly useful. I will admit I’m pondering how to use my system so I can tell Google what I want in the basement in-

stead of standing in the middle of the room going “what did I want down here again?” So, you may ask, what can’t Google do? It simply cannot tell me the correct time. It started when the Yukon didn’t change its clocks in the fall. For almost a month, my system was in chaos. My calendar didn’t

work; my reminders didn’t work; the routines I set up didn’t work. Everything was a mess. Evidently the government had not informed Google (not sure about Amazon and Alexa systems) about its unilateral decision. I spent hours on the phone and sending emails to government reps and Google techs. It took more than a month for my calendar to start working properly again. I could finally verbally add events again and rely on the system to give me notice for the few appointments or PHOTO: Pixabay meetings or engagements that I have these days. It took almost daily feedback to the device over several months before my nest hub would display the correct time. But…I still can’t use any timed routines as the system thinks it is still on Pacific time. Solutions suggested by the techies included ridiculous ideas such as changing my home address

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to somewhere in Alberta, which would make my news and weather completely useless. I can live without this entire system, for sure. I still keep a paper bullet journal with my todo’s and my appointments. As I get older, I find the more aidememoirs I have, the more likely I can remember essential things so I intend to keep this practice as long as I can. But if you ever want a giggle and don’t want Google to tell you one of its lame jokes, simply do the following: Ask Google what time it is in Whitehorse, Yukon, then ask Google what time it is. And laugh, or sigh, at the inability or unwillingness of a mighty corporation (a tech tyrant?) to fix the simplest things for a little jurisdiction like ours. I’m dreading the spring time change on March 14. Hopefully someone in government will think about this issue and get Google to act in advance. After all, time and tech wait for no one. Deborah McNevin is a longtime Whitehorse resident, rapidly nearing the age when she will be a CPP senior. She is a member of the writers’ collective that produces this column.

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Cocktails with Latitude with Jennifer Tyldesley

Bloody good cocktails! I

t’s February and we are in citrus season. Being that we can’t travel to a warm climate where oranges and lemons grow, it seems fitting to pay tribute to those lovely flavours now, during one of the coldest months. Here are a few of my favourite blood orange creations!

Now is the season for that lovely fruit, and I encourage you to try blood oranges, if you haven’t done so already. If you can’t find blood oranges (or if you wish to make these drinks when they aren’t in season) you may substitute with regular navel oranges, but you will lose some flavour and colour. Warning: it does take some effort to juice these, so you will need to buy a bag of blood oranges!

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Ingredients • 3 oz dry sparkling wine or Prosecco • 3 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier (optional) • 6 drops FPJ orange bitters, or highbush cranberry & grapefruit bitters • Several highbush cranberries or orange twist Instructions Chill all ingredients. Slowly add wine, juice, liqueur, and bitters to a champagne flute. Stir gently to mix, and garnish as desired. *Note: If a slightly less boozy cocktail is desired, you can aim for about 2/3 juice to 1/3 sparkling wine and omit the Grand Marnier.

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Instructions Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with no ice. Shake hard to emulsify the egg white. Add ice to the shaker and shake again to chill. Double strain into an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice, if desired. Garnish with a blood orange wheel. If blood oranges are not in season, you may substitute lemon juice for the blood orange juice, and garnish the cocktail with a preserved cherry (or three)!

Ingredients • 1 1/2 oz bourbon • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice • 3 oz ginger beer • 8 drops FPJ Orange Bitters • Blood orange wheel

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Coffee and game complement each other beautifully His cooling racks are a couple of sheet pans on kitchen shelving outside the shack, underneath the spruce trees. He winnows the chaff from the roasted beans by pouring them from a bucket held high. The chaff flies up to meet the snowflakes coming down. Russo roasts in small batches two or three times a week for five hours at a time and it’s busy. There’s no time for wasted motion. He moves quickly from roaster to woodpile to cooling station. “This is the fun part, being outside, being in the forest,” he says as the drum in his roaster rotates. “I want the metal on the bean, I don’t want air.” He says conduction heat leaves more life in the bean. It takes 25 minutes to roast a batch of Inferno. After 15 minutes, you can hear the crackling of the beans above the crackling of the kindling fire and watch chaff spit out from the drum. At 20 minutes, the blue smoke rolls up and gets thicker as the clock

ticks on. At 25 minutes, Russo opens the drum and lets the beans pour into a metal bucket he’s arranged on the fire. Then you get out of the way as he runs with the bucket to the cooling station and pours out the still crackling beans. Ravens croak overhead, passing a stick between beaks. The Inferno is done. I came home from this visit smelling like coffee. All fired up, I began to cook. In these recipes you may use any roast you like— the effect will be different with each one--but be sure to use a fine grind. The coarser stuff can be unpleasantly gritty. COFFEE RUB FOR MOOSE, BISON OR BEEF STEAK Many recipes for coffee rubs call for several ingredients— cumin, coriander, ginger, tons of hot smoked paprika—but I prefer a simpler blend, so you can taste both the coffee and the meat. Coffee and game complement

each other beautifully. Ingredients • 2 tbsp finely ground darkroast coffee • 1 tbsp kosher salt • 1 tbsp brown sugar • 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika Instructions 1. Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. Press a generous amount of rub firmly into each steak or steaks on all sides. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. 2. Saute steaks in sizzling olive oil and butter in a cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. *Rough guide: For rare moose steak, cook a 1-inch thick steak for a scant 2 minutes on each side, and allow to rest for five minutes before slicing. 3. Makes 1/4 cup rub, enough for about 2 lbs steak.

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Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert of lady fingers dipped in coffee and Marsala, a fortified wine, then smothered in Mascarpone cheese or zabaglione and whipping cream, is the most forgiving of dishes WING-IT TIRAMISU Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert of lady fingers dipped in coffee and Marsala, a fortified wine, then smothered in Mascarpone cheese or zabaglione and whipping cream, is the most forgiving of dishes. The liquor store was out of Marsala and the food store was out of Mascarpone, so I winged it with what I had on hand: Pineau des Charentes (a fortified wine from western France), graham wafers, and cream cheese and ricotta instead of Mascarpone. Purists may scoff, but this tiramisu won five stars chez moi. Ingredients • 1 cup 35% cream • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese (or 4 oz cream cheese combined with 4 oz ricotta and 2 tbsp 35% cream) • 1 tbsp of fortified wine (Marsala, sherry, or Pineau des Charentes) or liqueur (try Amaretto, Kahlua, or Drambuie)

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1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup cold strong coffee 1 tbsp fortified wine or liqueur 27 graham crackers (about one sleeve) • 2 tbsp cocoa powder • 1 tbsp finely ground coffee Instructions 1. In a medium bowl, whip 35% cream until stiff peaks form. Place cream cheese, ricotta, 2 Tbsp 35% cream and sugar in a food processor. Process until smooth and transfer to a bowl (If you are using mascarpone, whisk cheese and sugar together). 2. Fold a few spoonfuls of whipped cream into the cheese to loosen it up a bit, followed by the remainder of the whipped cream and 1 tbsp alcohol of your choice. Reserve. 3. Have ready an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Combine cold coffee and 1 tbsp alcohol in a small bowl. One by one, dip graham crackers into the coffee for

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about 2 seconds and arrange in three rows of three in the baking dish. Spread one-third of the whipping cream/cheese mixture over top of the graham crackers. Repeat until you have three layers of crackers covered with whipping cream/ cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 24. When ready to serve, combine ground coffee and cocoa in a small bowl and sieve evenly over top of the tiramisu. Cut into squares, plate and serve. Makes 8 servings.

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Whitehorse EVENTS ART SHOWS

Wed Feb 24 & Mar 3 Artist in the Window - Jeanine Baker 11:00 AM Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Watch our Yukon artists as they provide demonstrations of their art practice in our front gallery window. 393-4848 Until Thu Feb 25 Song of the Whale - Waters of the Humpback Yukon Arts Centre A tribute to all whales, these incredibly huge and peaceful creatures that migrate the earth oceans. Online ticket sales. Until Sat Feb 27 Exposition collective / Art exhibition Arts Underground The creations of six Francophone artists from the Yukon on the theme Nous, showcasing a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, embroidery, drawing and art installations. Until Sat Feb 27 Four Directions & All Points Between By Jeanine Baker Yukon Artists at Work Gallery Features new fused & stained glass in an evolving show Until Sat Feb 27 Northern Animals By Hayley Thiesen/TSUN Arts Underground Animal portraits, capturing the animal’s unique spirit, personality, and dignity. Until Sat Feb 27 Friends of the Yukon Archives Society Creating Community: A Look at Visual Arts in the Territory Arts Underground The collections at Yukon Archives, help tell that story by documenting and preserving the collections of the individuals and organizations that created this vital part of Yukon life. Mar 5 - Mar 27 Between Now & Yesterday by Simon James Gilpin Arts Underground An exhibition of new work by Whitehorse-based painter Simon Gilpin. Mar 5 - Mar 27 Strength & Sexuality: A Resurgence of Indigenous Self-Expression Arts Underground A group exhibition that combats societys stigma against womxnhood, Indigenous female sexuality and selfexpression through beaded contemporary artworks. Until Fri Apr 30 Honouring Our Future: Yukon First Nations Graduation Regalia Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Celebrates the history, creation, and design of First Nations high school graduation regalia and will travel throughout the territory until the fall of 2023.

LIVE MUSIC

Feb 28 - 26 Yukon Music Teachers in Concert Virtual Online Performances featuring original compositions, Canadian repertoire and more. Artists include Connie Penner, Annie Avery, Keitha Clark, Katie Avery, Tom Connor, Keiko Fujise, Brenda Lee Katerenchuk, Barbara Chamberlin, Logan Bennet and many more. Tickets online. Fri Feb 26 Soir de Semaine Live 9:00 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint An evening of high energy music featuring Pascal St-Laurent, Alain DesRochers, Marc Paradis, and Cory Chouinard. Tickets online. Fri Feb 26 Paris Pick + Elijah Bekk Live 9:00 PM The Local Bar Just in time for Rendezvous weekend featuring two local bands, tickets online. Covid restrictions apply. Sat Feb 27 Shagadelica 4:30 PM Yukon Arts Centre Live in-person show at the Arts Centre OR the live-streamed show we will be rockin’ and rollin’ some girl band tunes from the 70’s and 80’s - think Blondie, Pat Benetar, Heart, Fleetwood Mac and much more. Tickets online. Sat Feb 27 Squirrelhunter + Keenan & The Heathens Live 9:00 PM The Local Bar Local songwriter Patrick Keenan breaks out of the dark depths of winter only to bring upbeat tunes brought to you by his latest band featuring Aiden Tentrees, Jordy Walker and Tara Martin on drums. Tickets online. Mon Mar 1 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along 7:00 PM Virtual Online An opportunity for jammers and musicians of all levels to play along with seasoned jam leaders; all from the comfort of their own homes. Registration online, email wittheatreyt@gmail.com for more info. Wed Mar 3 Paris Pick 7:30 PM Paddy’s Juke Joint Easy listening music brought to you by Paris Pick. no cover. Fri Mar 5 Speed Control w/ Special Guests! 9:00 PM The Local Bar All new riffs, all new guitarmony, all new power lunges! Speed Control is back, with special guests! Tickets online.

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Mondays GO The Surrounding Game 6:00 PM Starbucks Chilkoot Centre Simple Game Deep Strategy. Beginners & Visitors Welcome. For more information email: tjbowlby@gmail.com Tuesdays Common Threads 9:00 AM Christ Church Cathedral Chat, Coffee, Knit, Crochet, for more information call the Prayer Shawl Ministry at 393-8005 Wed Feb 24 Virtual Speed Dating 7:30 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Virtual speed dating with other Yukon singles, email friskynorthof60@ gmail.com to be a part of the action. Thu Feb 25 Chess Corner 6:30 PM Yukon University 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 25 Onde de choc: Clair de lune Show 7:00 PM Paul -Mercier Community High School Center French artists will come together to offer you two multidisciplinary shows, called Clair de lune and Soleil levant. The show will take place simultaneously indoors and online. Tickets online. Thu Feb 25 Sourdough Sam Showcase 8:00 PM Yukon Rendezvous Society Past Sams will take to an OUTDOOR stage this year to give you your annual Sourdough Sam entertainment! Tickets online. Fri Feb 26-27 Yukon Rendezvous - Public Snow Carving Shipyards Park Inspiration of professional snow carvings and a mentor to help you. Get members of your social bubble together to carve your vision out of snow! Space is limited. Register online. Fri Feb 26-27 Yukon Rendezvous - Snow Sculpture Exhibit Shipyards Park View the great works produced by local Yukon artists. The 6 teams are: Calvin and Hobbs, Team Balzendale, NCES Carvers, Dendritic Vestige, White Rabbit, and Stardust Monkeys! Fri Feb 26-27Yukon Rendezvous - Kidsfest! Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre A weekendlong event full of entertainment and activities designed for children and youth to participate FREE of charge. Fri Feb 26-28 Yukon Rendezvous - Cultural Craft Fair Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer all weekend long Fri Feb 26 Yukon Rendezvous - Characters Traditional Events 3:00 PM Lumel Studios Character bubbles will battle it out with their axe throwing skills this year. Who is your pick? The Can Can Line, Quest for the Crown Royalty, Sourdough Sams, Snowshoe Shufflers, or the Keystone Kops?! Fri Feb 26 Onde de choc: Shock Wave Rising Sun 7:00 PM Paul -Mercier Community High School Center French artists will come together to offer you two multidisciplinary shows, called Clair de lune and Soleil levant. The show will take place simultaneously indoors and online. Tickets online. Sat Feb 27 Intermediate Oil Painting with Nicole Bauberger 11:00 AM Arts Underground Whitehorse artist Nicole Bauberger is offering this 5-week workshop to share the way she learned to paint from observation in oils. Register online. Sat Feb 27 Crib for Members and Signed in Guests 2:15 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 The door to the lounge is locked and to get in your must have a valid 2021 Membership. Masks are mandatory and must be worn. Sat Feb 27 Sound Healing 7:00 PM 7th Ray Studio Crystal bowls and gongs to create vibrations that will wash over you and remove unwanted energies and replace with healing energies. For more info call 334-9605 or email info@7thraystudio.com, register online. Sun Feb 28 Yukon Rendezvous - Wrap Up Parade 3:00 PM Whitehorse, Yukon Featuring Rendezvous character floats with highlights from the past! Main and Front Street.

Sun Feb 28 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 2:00 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Mon Mar 1 Euchre - For members and signed in guests 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Euchre is a trick-taking card game. The door to the lounge is locked and to get in your must have a valid 2021 Membership. Masks are mandatory and must be worn. Tue Mar 2 Trivia Tuesdays! 7:00 PM Polarity Brewing No reservations; we’re on a first come first served basis with social distancing in place. Hint: Study up on world leaders Sat Mar 6 Crib for Members and Signed in Guests 2:15 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 The door to the lounge is locked and to get in your must have a valid 2021 Membership. Masks are mandatory and must be worn. Sun Mar 7 Second-hand Clothing Bazaar 2:00 PM Whitehorse Seventh-day Adventist Church Donations of clean clothing in good condition welcome. All proceeds go to charitable causes. For more info. call 633-3463. Mon Mar 8 Euchre - For members and signed in guests 7:00 PM Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 Euchre is a trick-taking card game. The door to the lounge is locked and to get in your must have a valid 2021 Membership. Masks are mandatory and must be worn. Tue Mar 9 Trivia Tuesdays! 7:00 PM Polarity Brewing No reservations; we’re on a first come first served basis with social distancing in place. Hint: Study up on world leaders

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Daily Yukon Literacy Book Drive 8:00 AM Horwood’s Mall We are having a book drive to assist with our programs, drop books off at the Pioneer Hotel, or Horwoods Mall. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays LAB DropIn 12:00 AM Heart Of Riverdale For grades 8+, make beats, write, eat food. Mondays & Fridays Preschool Drop-in Gymnastics 10:00 AM Polarettes Gymnastic Club Silly songs and preschool free play, call 668-4794 for more information Tuesdays Parent Child Mother Goose 10:30 AM The Guild Hall Learn the power of songs, rhymes and stories as a positive parenting tool call 322-5990 for more information Tuesdays Power UP! Winter Term 3:30 PM Yukonstruct Innovation Hub Power Up! is a program for Grade 8-12 girls to explore skilled trades sessions during 8 weeks of after school workshops. Register online. Tuesdays Free Super Smash Bros. 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe All skill levels welcome! Please bring your own controller, and if you have a Nintendo Switch and/or Gamecube controller adapter please bring them so that we can have multiple setups. Wednesdays Warhammer Wednesdays Age of Sigmar 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Every Wednesday Mondays-Saturdays Family Literacy Centre Drop-In 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM 3:00 PM As a part of keeping safe through the pandemic, the FLC capacity number is lower than usual. Cleaning will take place 11:301pm. Thursdays special hours will be 12:00 PM-3:00 PM To help give everyone a chance to visit, we thank you in advance for limiting your stay to 1 hr. Everyone welcome, no registration required. Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Landbased Afterschool Programming Ages 10-14 3:15 PM McIntyre Field Call 334-8718 or email courtney.terriah@kdfn.net to register or more info. Thursdays Kill Team Thursdays 5:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe 668-5750 Units can be drawn from both the core book, elite book, Kill team annual and white dwarf.

Saturdays Family Drop In 2:45 PM Polarettes Gymnastic Club Best suited for athletes 12 and under, but all ages are welcome. Must be accompanied by an adult. call 668-4794 for more info. Saturdays Pokemon Saturdays 12:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Call 668-5750 for more info. Fridays Girls Club 7:30 PM Bethany Church Call 668-4877 for more information. Fridays Standard Format - Magic: The Gathering 6:00 PM Titan Gaming Cafe Legal sets = Ixalan, Rivals of Ixalan, Dominaria, Core Set 2019, Guilds of Ravnica, Ravnica Allegiance.Banned Cards = Rampaging Ferocidon Mon, Tues & Wed Cedar Hat Weaving Native Graduation Regalia Program 4:00 PM Northern Cultural Expressions Society Free program for First Nation high school students, supplies included. Email programcoord@ northernculture.org. Sat Mar 6 My body, This Work of Art! Parent-Child Workshop 10:00 AM Centre de la francophonie Parent-child plastic art workshop on the theme of the body led by Marie-Hélène Comeau, visual artist. FREE, To register email pcsadjointe@francosante.org or call 668-2773 ex 810

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Tuesdays Foundations Program 2:00 PM Coast High Country Inn Learn valuable skills to live your best life. No registration required, free, *first come first served. For more information call MWSU at 456-3838. Thursdays Yukon Toastmasters Clubs Sundogs Toastmasters Club 12:00 PM Sport Yukon Learn the skills, practice the speaking, receive the feedback to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcomed with advanced notice. Call 689-6363 or email toastmastersyukon@ gmail.com. Saturdays 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 Wed Feb 24 Yukon Bird Club AGM 8:00 PM Virtual Online Register meeting by zoom, email yukonbirdclub@yukonbirds.ca Thu Feb 25 Digital Collaboration - Project and File Management 2:00 PM Virtual Online Held on Zoom and is Pay What You Can. Open to artists and makers of all ages. Learn ways to improve collaboration and organization, for yourself and with others. Register online. Sat Feb 27 Camino Routes Roundtable 1:00 PM CYO Hall Learn about various pilgrimage routes to Santiago, Spain. Register online. 335-4512 Wed Mar 3 Lunch and Learn: Negotiation Skills 101 - Get Comfortable with the Basics of Deal Negotiation 12:00 PM Northlight Innovation Learn basics of deal negotiation: whether it’s with your colleagues, your boss or your counterparts, more often than not, you’re in a negotiation. Register online. Wed Mar 3 Communication Skills after Separation or Divorce 5:30 PM Yukon Inn Plaza Understand the impact of conflict on children, To register call 456-6721 or email FLIC@gov.yk.ca Thu Mar 4 Know More! Virtual Conference 12:00 AM Virtual Online Free, online conference to raise awareness in general, and inform about the law relating to workplace sexual harassment To pre-register call 667-2662. Thu Mar 4 Spreadsheets - Excel and Google Sheets 2:00 PM Virtual Online Held on Zoom and is Pay What You Can. Open to artists and makers of all ages. Learn how to make basic and more sophisticated spreadsheets that can help you budget, plan, report and collaborate. Register online.

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Thursdays Online: Polar Group Email aapolargroup@gmail.com for more information. Wed Feb 24 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http://www.rootedtreemassage. com/book-online rootedtreemassage@gmail. com 334-8599 Wed Feb 24 Your Health! Your Way! Learn to manage your symptoms, reach goals and discover tips to manage your day-to-day activities. To register call 667-8733 Thu Feb 25 Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. http://www.rootedtreemassage. com/book-online rootedtreemassage@gmail. com 334-8599 Thu Feb 25 Let’s get Quizzical! with the Yukon Federal NDP Register your team by e-mailing yukon@ndp.ca with your team name and list of players first and last names. Fri Feb 26 Yukon Music Teachers in Concert Performances featuring original compositions, Canadian repertoire and more. Artists include Connie Penner, Annie Avery, Keitha Clark, Katie Avery, Tom Connor, Keiko Fujise, Brenda Lee Katerenchuk, Barbara Chamberlin, Logan Bennet and many more. Tickets online. https:// www.yrmta.ca Fri Feb 26 Energy Savasana Meditation Spend time meditating, doing intuitive movement while we release energies in our bodies. Register online or email ruth@ruthlera. com for more info. Mon Mar 1 Family Literacy Centre Online Activities Presents: Science Magic! A virtual Science Magic activity, making Magic Mud (aka Oobleck)! Signing up – message the FLC facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ events/125353909485433 Mon Mar 1 Virtual Jam Series: Sing Along Play Along An opportunity for jammers and musicians of all levels to play along with seasoned jam leaders; all from the comfort of their own homes. Registration online, email wittheatreyt@gmail.com for more info. http:// www.wittheatre.ca Tue Mar 2 Introduction to Mindfulness Learn about mindful practice and to engage in different ways one can integrate mindfulness into one’s lifestyle. For more info or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon.cmha.ca Tue Mar 2 LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion Training An Introduction to LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion and the Navigating LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion in the Tourism Industry guided workshop. Register online. Wed Mar 3 Family Literacy Centre Online Activities Presents: Little Chefs Live! Carrie-Anne guides you and your little one through making tasty feelings faces on rice cakes. To sign up, message the FLC facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ events/469018571119220 Wed Mar 3 Family Literacy Centre Online Activities Presents: Rhyme Time Live! Join Stephanie and Carrie-Anne for a virtual circle time. Enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, and action-packed circle songs! To sign up, message the FLC facebook page. https://www. facebook.com/events/171942991137098/ Wed Mar 3 Your Health! Your Way! Learn to manage your symptoms, reach goals and discover tips to manage your day-to-day activities. To register call 667-8733 Fri Mar 5 Challenge Disability Resource Group 44th AGM Call 668-4421 ext, 101 or email patricia.hanna@ccva,ca for more info. Tue Mar 9 Introduction to Mindfulness Learn about mindful practice and to engage in different ways one can integrate mindfulness into one’s lifestyle. For more info or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon.cmha.ca Tue Mar 9 Creating the Movement - The Recipe by Pierre Lavoie Presented by Pierre Lavoie. Whatever challenges you face as an individual or as a business, discover its proven recipe that will help you improve your situation. Register online. Wed Mar 10 Bachelor of Social Work Info Sessions Learn about the program’s admission requirements, learning objectives and expected outcomes, email djennejohn@ yukoncollege.yk.ca or call 668-8845.

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Remembering Joe Loutchan 

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Yukon fiddling legend Joe Loutchan passed away earlier this month. He was 82

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eloved Yukon “Fiddler on the Loose” Joe Loutchan passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, at the age of 82. Loutchan played a weekly gig at the 98 Hotel for over 40 years, and the strains of his lively, heartwarming, toe-tapping music could often be heard coming through the doors as eager music-loving patrons came in and out of the bar. In addition to being a fiddleplaying legend, Loutchan’s family described him as, “ a consummate Yukoner who captured the hearts of many as a mesmerizing fiddler,

outdoorsman, trapper, machinist and DIY repairman.” Loutchan touched so many lives with his music, and Yukoners are being invited to contrib-

Donations can be made to the Yukon Hospital Foundation in Loutchan’s honour.

ute to his legacy through Keitha Clark, who is helping to coordinate messages and digital artifacts from the music community, and Patricia Cunning of the MacBride Museum, who is gathering stories from Yukoners who want to share a tale about Joe and the influence he had in their life. You can reach Clark at dreambig25@hotmail.com or Cunning 867-332-1216 if you have a memory or story about Loutchan you’d like be remembered. Lori Fox is the editor of What’s Up Yukon.

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Linguine with parmesan, black pepper, breakfast sausage and eggs admittedly empty fridge, it is

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nonetheless perfect for brunch or dinner. It’s inspired by two classic Italian pastas,

Breakfast sausage, linguine, scallions, and eggs

cacio pepe and carbonara. The final

Beaten eggs with parmesan cheese

drizzle of maple syrup might seem a bit METHOD

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Serves 4 INGREDIENTS ❑ .5 kg breakfast sausage, casing removed

In a large skillet over high heat, fry the sausage until cooked through. Add the scallions to the pan then turn off the heat.

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Place a pot of water to boil and cook linguine according to package directions, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Whisk together eggs and parmesan.

❑ 1/2 cup sliced scallions

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❑ 450 grams linguine

Once linguine has been cooked and drained with 1 cup of water reserved, turn the heat back on under the sausage. When it starts to sizzle, add the cooked linguine, reserved pasta water and butter.

❑ 2 tbsp butter ❑ 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese ❑ 8 eggs, beaten ❑ Maple syrup, to serve

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Pasta water reduced down to a sauce

Add eggs!

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Cook, tossing the pasta constantly and scraping any bits of cooked sausage and scallion that have stuck to the bottom of the pan. Once the water has almost fully been absorbed, add the beaten eggs and turn off the heat. Continue to toss until the eggs have been cooked and turned into a creamy sauce. Serve topped with more parmesan and drizzled with maple syrup.

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RENDEZVOUS

SCHEgDlaUnLcEe at a FEB. 12–28

For more details check yukonrendezvous.com

ONLINE COMPETITIONS ENTRIES CLOSE FEB. 8

Pet Parade

Information contained in this schedule is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.

TILL FEB. 19 UPCYCLED FASHION CONTEST (virtual) Presented by Solvest Inc. A number of creative individuals signed up to create fashion masterpieces out of recycled materials, and now it’s your turn to judge who will be named this year’s upcycle design champion. Creations will also be judged by an expert judging panel including a celebrity stylist. Watch the judges’ commentary on Saturday, Feb. 20. Vote online: yukonrendezvous.com

THE OFFICIAL KICKOFF FRIDAY, FEB. 12 RENDEZVOUS KICKOFF (virtual) Presented by Atco Electric Yukon This year, with the help of GBP Creative and Shakat Media, we celebrate the start of Rendezvous with a video to give you a taste of what to expect from this year’s Festival. facebook.com/YukonRendezvous

FEB. 1228 DEREEN HILDEBRAND BUSINESS DECOR CONTEST Presented by Inspired Interiors Have you had a chance to take in the Rendezvous spirit shown by local businesses? This year, judging will be done entirely by the public through an online voting poll. Those who take a picture in a business or beside its display and share it on social media will have a chance to win exclusive Rendezvous merch. Vote online: yukonrendezvous.com PET PARADE CONTEST (virtual) Presented by The Feed Store/Pet Junction It’s everyone’s favourite, and while we can’t see all our cute furry friends in person, we can see them all dressed up and modeling in their best attire. This year, YOU get to judge the best of the categories. Categories include Best Couple/ Group, Best Homemade Costume, Best Quarantine/ ICEolation Collaboration and Best “not all heroes wear capes, but something they do” Costume. Vote online: yukonrendezvous.com Facebook.com/YukonRendezvous STRENGTH & STYLE CONTEST (virtual) Presented by Free Pour Jenny’s The Yukon never fails to deliver on style, and this is your opportunity to judge the most Yukon contest out there. Take a look at Yukon’s best facial and body hair as well as the most captivating body ink. And don’t forget to cast your vote on the most Yukon show of strength. Vote online: yukonrendezvous.com

SIGNATURE PARTNERS:

FRIDAY, FEB. 19 8:00PM SOURDOUGH SAM SHOWCASE (19+) Presented by Whitehorse Motors While there might not be a competition this year, that won’t stop past favourites in giving you an entertaining show. Limited numbers available for this outdoor performance; make sure you get your tickets early. Tickets: yukonrendezvous.com Location: Yukon Rendezvous Parking Lot (Baxter Street)

SATURDAY, FEB. 20 7:00PM FASHION CONTEST LIVE JUDGING (virtual) Presented by Solvest Inc. You have cast your vote.... Now watch as our unforgiving judges make their remarks on this year’s upcycled fashion pieces. Watch online: facebook.com/YukonRendezvous 8:00PM SOURDOUGH SAM SHOWCASE (19+) Presented by Whitehorse Motors While there might not be a competition this year, that won’t stop past favourites in giving you an entertaining show. Limited numbers available for this outdoor performance; make sure you get your tickets early. Tickets: yukonrendezvous.com Location: Yukon Rendezvous Parking Lot (Baxter Street)

THURSDAY, FEB. 25 7:00PM RENDEZVOUS FIDDLE SHOW Presented by Whitehorse Toyota This year’s Fiddle Show will be a little different. If you are lucky enough to get a live-show ticket, you will be treated to Yukon’s own fiddler Sarah Hamilton and the Fiddleheads. Following their show, Mark Sullivan, three-time Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, will take the stage virtually. Tickets are $20 for the live show and $5 for the virtual show. (Advance purchase only.) Tickets: Yukon Arts Centre Box Office or at yukontickets.com. Location: Yukon Arts Centre 8:00PM SOURDOUGH SAM SHOWCASE (19+) Presented by Whitehorse Motors While there might not be a competition this year, that won’t stop past favourites in giving you an entertaining show. Limited numbers available for this outdoor performance; make sure you get your tickets early. Tickets: yukonrendezvous.com Location: Yukon Rendezvous Parking Lot (Baxter Street)

Axe Throw

RENDEZVOUS FESTIVAL WEEKEND FRIDAY

Fashion Show

FEB. 26

9AM5PM SNOWSCULPTURE EXHIBIT Presented by The Hougen Group of Companies With the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund, we are able to bring back a Rendezvous favourite. Come by and see the great works produced by local Artists. The six teams are Calvin and Hobbs, Team Balzendale, NCES Carvers, Dendritic Vestige, White Rabbit, and Stardust Monkeys. Location: Shipyards Park Parking Lot 10AM4PM CULTURAL CRAFT FAIR Presented by Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Dominion Securities Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer all weekend long. For a full list of 2021 vendors, please visit yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre The Multipurpose Room 11AM3PM KIDSFEST! Presented by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon Kidsfest is an exciting weekend-long event full of entertainment and activities designed for Yukon Children and Yukon Youth to participate FREE of charge. This year will require some preplanning for our outdoor activities. Visit yukonrendezvous.com for more info and pre-registration. Location: Shipyards Park 10AM3PM HERITAGE DAY COLOURING CONTEST (affiliated event) Celebrate Heritage Day with the Yukon Historical & Museums Association Kids Colouring Contest. Stop by the Elders Lounge to pick up your colouring sheet and enter for a chance to win fun prizes. Colouring supplies will be available. Capacity is limited to five people at a time, including adults. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Elders Lounge

11AM3PM PUBLIC SNOW CARVING Presented by Save on Foods You’ll have the inspiration of professional snow carvings and a mentor to help you. Get some of your social bubble members together to carve your vision out of snow. Limited registration at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Shipyards Park Parking Lot 10AM5PM PERFORMANCE STAGE Presented by Yukon Energy FREE to attend but a little different this year. Get your registration tickets early for in-person viewings or steam it online. Full schedule of performers and details available at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage 121PM CHARACTER SNOWPAD Presented by Yukon Inn You will want to tune in to this battle. Character bubbles will battle it out with their Axe Throwing skills this year. Who is your pick? The Can Can Line, Quest for the Crown Royalty, Sourdough Sams, Snowshoe Shufflers, or the Keystone Kops. Location: CKRW Snowpad (Beside Lumel Studios) 2:00PM GRAD CHALLENGE Traditional Events Presented by Canadian Tire Cheer on our high school grad classes as they compete in Rendezvous traditional events: Axe Throw, Chainsaw Chuck, and Log Toss. Location: CKRW Snowpad (Beside Lumel Studios)


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For the Love of Drag

Strength & Style

COVID-19 guidelines will be in place including physically distanced lines and mandatory face masks.

2020 Queens Court and Sourdough Sam

SATURDAY

FEB. 27

9AM5PM SNOWSCULPTURE EXHIBIT Presented by The Hougen Group of Companies With the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund, we are able to bring back a Rendezvous favourite. Come by and see the great works produced by local Artists. The six teams are Calvin and Hobbs, Team Balzendale, NCES Carvers, Dendritic Vestige, White Rabbit, and Stardust Monkeys. Location: Shipyards Park Parking Lot 10AM4PM CULTURAL CRAFT FAIR Presented by Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Dominion Securities Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer all weekend long. For a full list of 2021 vendors, please visit yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre The Multipurpose Room 10AM3PM HERITAGE DAY COLOURING CONTEST (affiliated event) Celebrate Heritage Day with the Yukon Historical & Museums Association Kids Colouring Contest. Stop by the Elders Lounge to pick up your colouring sheet and enter for a chance to win fun prizes. Colouring supplies will be available. Capacity is limited to five people at a time, including adults. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Elders Lounge 11AM3PM KIDSFEST! Presented by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Yukon Kidsfest is an exciting weekend-long event full of entertainment and activities designed for Yukon Children and Yukon Youth to participate FREE of charge. This year will require some preplanning for our outdoor activities. Visit yukonrendezvous.com for more info and pre-registration. Location: Shipyards Park 11AM3PM PUBLIC SNOW CARVING Presented by Save on Foods You’ll have the inspiration of professional snow carvings and a mentor to help you. Get some of your social bubble members together to carve your vision out of snow. Limited registration: yukonrendezvous.com Location: Shipyards Park Parking Lot 10AM5PM PERFORMANCE STAGE Presented by Yukon Energy FREE to attend but a little different this year. Get your registration tickets early for in-person viewings or steam it online. Full schedule of performers and details available at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage 123PM OPEN SNOWPAD Presented by Wykes, Your Independent Grocer, ALX Exploration & Mining Supplies, and Builders Supplyland If you have always wanted to try your luck and Chucking a Chainsaw, Throwing an Axe, or Tossing a Log, then this is where you want to be. This year, it’s free for all to participate with each turn giving you three throws, chucks, or tosses. Location: CKRW Snowpad (Beside Lumel Studios)

5:00PM RENDEZVOUS RAFFLE DRAW The chances to win are higher this year, with only 5,000 tickets printed. Tune in to our Facebook page to see who the lucky winners are for this year’s Rendezvous Raffle. License #2021-001 Livestream: facebook.com/YukonRendezvous 7:30PM PYRO MUSICAL Produced by Warren Zakus and Kiara Adams It’s back. Award winners Midnight Sun Fireworks crew will be lighting up the sky this year with another one of their jaw dropping pyrotechnic musical shows. This year’s show has been made possible with the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund Grant. All viewers must follow COVID-19 guidelines with physical distancing and mandatory face masks. We also recommend you stay in your vehicle for viewing. Location: All over Whitehorse Livestream: facebook.com/YukonRendezvous 9:00PM TUCK PRESENTS FOR THE LOVE OF DRAG (19+) (virtual) Presented by Yukon Brewing Are you ready for a night of Queens? Make sure you get your ticket to this event fast. Rendezvous is bringing back Tuck Entertainment’s finest for a virtual show. Get some personal time with the Queen’s with limited VIP tickets for $40 (SOLD OUT). VIP tickets include an inclusive beverage kit from Yukon Brewing. Regular tickets are $20. Tickets available at yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Your home

SUNDAY

FEB. 27

9AM5PM SNOW SCULPTURE EXHIBIT Presented by The Hougen Group of Companies With the support of the Yukon Government Arts Fund, we are able to bring back a Rendezvous favourite. Come by and see the great works produced by local Artists. The six teams are Calvin and Hobbs, Team Balzendale, NCES Carvers, Dendritic Vestige, White Rabbit, and Stardust Monkeys. Location: Shipyards Park Parking Lot 10AM3PM CULTURAL CRAFT FAIR Presented by Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Dominion Securities Browse some of the best crafts the Yukon has to offer all weekend long. For a full list of 2021 vendors, please visit yukonrendezvous.com. Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre The Multipurpose Room 112PM OPEN SNOWPAD Presented by Wykes, Your Independent Grocer, ALX Exploration & Mining Supplies, and Builders Supplyland If you have always wanted to try your luck and Chucking a Chainsaw, Throwing an Axe, or Tossing a Log, then this is where you want to be. This year, it’s free for all to participate with each turn giving you three throws, chucks, or tosses. Location: CKRW Snowpad (Beside Lumel Studios) 3:00PM RENDEZVOUS WRAPUP PARADE Presented by Real Canadian Superstore Featuring Rendezvous character floats with highlights from the past. Register online at yukonrendezvous.com. Route map at yukonrendezvous.com.

2021 EVENT INFO HAVING FUN AND STAYING SAFE Rendezvous staff and volunteers are thrilled to offer you a festival this year. Please note that we have made changes to all of our events in order to keep staff, volunteers, and participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. JOIN THE FUN VIRTUALLY Many of your favourite competitions will be virtual this year, with an interactive component and online voting. Those include the Upcycled Fashion Challenge, Pet Parade, Business Decor Contest, and Strength and Style competitions. The Snowshoe Shufflers and Can Can performances will also be available to watch online. Catch the Rendezvous Kickoff on Feb. 12 at facebook.com/Yukonrendezvous for a summary of events and updates. JOIN THE FUN IN PERSON We are running as many of our usual events as possible, with physical distancing and capacity rules in place. The Performance Stage, at the Yukon Arts Centre (Mainstage), will be free to attend again this year, but advanced registration is required. Performances will also be live streamed. The Sourdough Sam Showcase, a performance by last year’s Sams, will take place outdoors with limited tickets available (for ages 19+ only). Also taking place outside are the Snow Sculpture Exhibit, KIDSFEST (advanced registration recommended), and the Open Snowpad events including the Chainsaw Chuck, Axe Throwing, and Log Toss competitions. The Cultural Craft Fair will once again be indoors, so please be patient if there is a lineup. The Rendezvous Wrap Up Parade will follow a longer route this year so people can spread out and enjoy it like usual. PYRO-MUSICAL FIREWORKS We encourage you to watch the Fireworks show virtually, although you can also watch them outside from wherever you are in Whitehorse or from the safety of your car.

FIDDLE SHOW The ever-popular Fiddle Show offers a hybrid performance this year. Sarah Hamilton and the Fiddleheads are playing a limited-seating inside event. Following their show, Mark Sullivan, a three-time Grand Master Fiddle Champion, will take to the stage virtually. NO-GOS Unfortunately, there were some events that we aren’t able to offer. Those include the Quest for the Crown and Sourdough Sam competitions, Flour Packing and Mad/am Trapper events, and the Community Challenge. We will miss these events and plan to bring them back in 2022.

GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS

The Quest for the Crown competition is typically Rendezvous’ greatest source of fundraising, leaving a hole in our funds this year. Please consider supporting us by buying some raffle tickets. They are available at yukonrendezvous.com, the Rendezvous office, as well as from several local businesses. There are great prizes including a $10,000 gift certificate from Listers Motor Sports. Only 5,000 tickets printed. License number: 2021-001 “SAFE SIX PLUS ONE” We hope you have a fun and safe 2021 Yukon Rendezvous. As you enjoy our events, please keep in mind the following recommendations from the Yukon Government: Keep your distance Keep your hands clean Stay home if you feel sick Avoid crowds Travel with respect Self isolate if necessary Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces All in-person events will have a sign-in for contact-tracing purposes. All events are subject to change. Check the schedule at yukonrendezvous.com.


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What's On

DARK ALICE

An artistic take on Alice in Wonderland

Featuring: Lyn Fabio Rob Ingram Maureen Morris Lillian Loponen Heather Hyatt Neil Graham

MARCH 13 - MAY 21 Opening Reception March 13 Reserve at yukonartscentre.com

Artwork by Rob Ingram


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Postcards from Peru

WE’ll FREEZE FOR YOU!

with Jessica Surber

Isla de Taquile Walking the paths of Taquile

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he midday sun beats down on the terraced slopes of the island of Taquile and dances on the surface of the water surrounding it. With a population of roughly 2,000 people, Taquile is one of several islands in the Peruvian part of Lake Titicaca. Its highest point lies at just over 4,000 metres from which you can see the occasional boat carrying travellers back and forth from the city of Puno. There are no cars here, no dogs barking at passersby. The blue of the sky and the blue of the lake melt together at the horizon and you almost feel like you’re on a different planet, overlooking an ocean at the top of a new world. Most visitors to Taquile come here for only a few hours, as part of a day tour from Puno. Boats stop at the floating islands of Uros and then continue on to Taquile for lunch and a glimpse of the local traditions. Tourism on the island is controlled and run by the

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The Next Intake for Arts Fund and Touring Artist Fund is March 15, 2021

Arts Fund supports group projects in

literary, visual and performing arts that foster creative development and engage public participation.

Touring Artist Fund supports

professional artists, ensembles and companies to present their work outside Yukon. This fund also currently supports digital tours and tours within Yukon. There are four deadlines per year: 15th of March, June, September and December. The application form and guidelines are available on our website. Applicants are encouraged to consult an Arts Advisor before applying. phone: 867-667-3535 toll free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3535 artsfund@yukon.ca yukon.ca/en/arts-and-culture

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Take a break from the (home) office.

Visit Dawson City


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Highlights

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Dawson City, YT

Runs until - February 26, 2021

Skawennati:

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

February 23 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 5 - 6pm ……………………….. WOOD SHOP ORIENTATION 6:30 - 8:30pm ……………………….. February 25 INTRO TO VIRTUAL REALITY 5 - 6pm ……………………….. REPAIR CAFE: PUBLIC EVENT! 6 - 9pm ……………………….. March 2 METAL SHOP ORIENTATION 6:30 - 8:30pm ……………………….. March 9 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 5 - 6pm ……………………….. WOOD SHOP ORIENTATION 6:30 - 8:30pm ……………………….. Open Hours: Wed-Sun 1pm-9pm

Exhibitions Until Feb 27 Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) Nous, aujourd’hui Hayley Thiesen/TSUN Northern Animals Friends of the Yukon Archives Society Creating Community: A Look at Visual Arts in the Territory Mar 5 - 27 Simon James Gilpin Between Now & Yesterday Stormy Bradley & Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé Strength & Sexuality: A Resurgence of Indigenous Self-Expression

The Best Things in Life are… Rescued! - Meet Charlie & Jasmine! -

Charlie is a lovely 10 year old neutered male who is used to living with his sister Jasmine. Quite shy, he will need a bit of time to warm up to people and a gentle and calm home with no dogs or young kids. Jasmine is a lovely 10 year old spayed female who is used to living with her brother Charlie. Quite shy, she will need a bit of time to warm up to people and a gentle and calm home with no dogs or young kids. We would prefer to adopt Jasmine and Charlie together if possible.

March 3 LUNCH AND LEARN: NEGOTIATION SKILLS 101 12 - 1pm ……………………….. Weekly WELCOME WEDNESDAY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 11am ……………………….. Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Please see Yukonstruct.com for more info!

NorthLight Innovation Building 2180 2nd Ave

Mar 18 Kids Workshop: Needle Felted Landscapes with Cai Krikorian

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Children’s exhibition

CRÉER LE MOUVEMENT— LA RECETTE

Runs March 19 - April 7, 2021

Bennie Allain | Neck Uh the Wood

Mardi 9 mars 18 h 30

with assistance from Jared Klok

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Learning Tree Daycare

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

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YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

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Local beer and good cheer by Heather LeDuc

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here’s a whole lot of local in Gather Café and Taphouse, a recent addition to Whitehorse’s burgeoning culinary and bar scene. The small, bright eatery is founded on local designers, artists, builders, caterers, brewers, roasters and farmers. Owner John Ferguson likes to give them all credit. First on the list are his in-laws, Luann (Lu) Baker Johnson and Mel Johnson. Ferguson is married to their daughter, Shanta, and Gather is attached to their business, Lumel Studios. Since it opened in 2016, Lumel has been a friendly presence on the Whitehorse waterfront tramline. The Johnsons have always wanted the glass-blowing studio to be a welcome space for everyone. It’s no wonder that Gather, which extends from Lumel, is based on the same philosophy. The café is a cheerful, inviting space filled with colour, warmth and funky furnishings made with locally-sourced materials. “Happiness is paramount, everyone is a friend,” Baker Johnson says. “We’re trying to keep the same feel in both spaces.” The shared vibe is enhanced by the seamless connection between the two businesses. While I was

there, Lumel customers flowed in and out, checking out the café and admiring the long, maple table made by Jason Patreau of Nature’s Workshop. The name “Gather” is also closely connected with the glass studio. I assumed the name referred to the purpose of the place, which is to provide folks with a place to gather and to share a small meal and drinks. But Ferguson explained the term is used in glass-blowing to refer to the process of gathering molten glass from the furnace. Gather’s logo consists of a watercolour image of a yellow and blue glass furnace

and the heat it emanates. Another interpretation of “gather” is the effort to “gather all things local” under one roof, Ferguson says. He walks the walk and is wearing a Yukon Built trucker hat. The entire space reflects the ethics the family brings to Gather, including “artists supporting artists,” using reclaimed materials, being sustainable and tapping into local talent wherever possible. This includes the glasswork of Baker Johnson, her husband Mel, and the entire Lumel crew, who created Gather’s glassware, tableware and even tap handles for the

craft beer. The pieces bring pops of colour to the space and add a special touch to the Gather drinking and dining experience. The café and tap house was designed by Mary Ellen Read of Northern Front Studio. The main construction was completed by Carmichael Contracting. Ferguson says he and the family “did the amateur building ourselves this summer.” He describes the construction as a “fun family project” that took place amidst a pandemic, the building of a home and the birth of a new Ferguson baby (a sibling to their toddler). The bar, which is a quirky patchwork of wood and corrugated tin, was made by Ferguson and his wife, Shanta. The bar countertop features wood from the Motorways building that once stood on the same location as Lumel and

PHOTOS: GBP Creative Gather. The wood was acquired from Rustic North, as was the pine used to make the flights for beer. The shelves for knick-knacks and glasses are made from fir from Dredge #10 in Dawson. The walls are adorned with images created by Erin Holmes of Den Designs. “It’s a mix of home and a mix of rustic … as if someone built a home bar,” Ferguson says, attributing the eclectic style to the creative minds of his wife and mother-in-law. They wanted to create a space where people could feel “happy and at home.” While visiting with Ferguson and Johnson, I also met Gather’s chef, Daniela Sibaja (also sporting Yukon Built, in the form of a hoodie). Originally from Costa Rica, Sibaja has worked in a few local cookeries including a stint at cont’d on page 23 ...

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Local beer and good cheer ... cont’d the Air North flight kitchen. She left the kitchen to work as a flight attendant for the airline, but she missed cooking. At Gather, Sibaja promises to bring Yukoners some unique culinary experiences based on her Costa Rican background as well as her travels to places such as Chile and Argentina. Sibaja is using local ingredients, including greens from Cold Acre. Ferguson has given her full rein to do whatever she wants. Some of the tapas-style menu

Top Left: Employee Daniela Sibaja takes a well-earned moment to herself at Gather Cafe Photo: Dan Davidson

Lower Left: Jonathan Ferguson pours a cold one

items she mentions are vegetarian spring rolls, a kale salad with Caesar vegan dressing made from cashews, and fried plantains. Although Ferguson describes the kitchen as small, to Sibaja it’s a dream come true. “This is not small, this is amazing,” she says. “They’re giving me a chance to show what I can do.” As fortunate as Sibaja feels to have landed at Gather, Ferguson and Baker Johnson are equally excited to have her in the kitchen. “We’re really lucky to have [Sibaja] on board,” says Baker Johnson. “We couldn’t have found a better person to fit this environment and to understand the spirit of this place.” Sibaja’s menu will be supplemented with assorted fare from

local favourites such as Alligator Catering, Yukon Ice Cream, Landed Bakehouse and Cucina Berna. With Sibaja taking care of things in the kitchen, Ferguson is tending bar. He worked for several years at one of Calgary’s top craft beer establishments and has a lot of knowledge when it comes to craft brews and cocktails. He has many friends in the local craft beer industry and is featuring products from Deep Dark Wood, Winterlong, Yukon Brewing and Solstice Ciderworks. For folks who prefer wine, Yukon Wines are available. Ferguson also mixes cocktails with ingredients (including syrups) he’s made himself. Non-alcoholic options include Summit Kombucha cont’d on page 25 ...

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The Yukon Prize for Visual Arts recognizes excellence in visual arts. Yukon artists can apply until March 31. If you sense your car drifts or pulls to one side, you could have a wheel alignment problem. The alignment of your vehicle’s wheels can affect the way it handles. Your car may drive fine, but when you look at your tires, you may notice that they are wearing. Your steering wheel could also feel not centred. Our team of professionals can align your wheels by placing your vehicle on a wheel alignment machine. This machine uses laser guided measurements to allow our mechanic to set and adjust the suspension components back to the factory specifications. You can prevent the impact of wear and tear on your tires, reduce pulling and feel confident in a safer drive. Tire Shop: MON-SAT 7:30-5:30 Mechanical Shop: MON-FRI 8-5

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All visual arts media are eligible, including painting, carving, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, electronic media, photography, textiles, glass, regalia, jewelry and drawing.

The prize-winning artist will receive $20,000. Five other finalists will receive $1,000 each. A show of all six finalists’ work will be held at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Elder and Counsellor available Emotional and Spiritual support, free to Indigenous women, girls, 2 spirited in Yukon, Northern BC: Phone, video appointments or in person. Call Toll Free 866 667 6162 or visit www.yawc.ca for info. Monday - Friday FASSY - Drop In OPEN - Social distancing in effect! 10:00 AM FASSY FASSY is still supporting individuals during this difficult time, call 393-4948 if you need help. Mondays Overeaters Anonymous Meeting 7:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous Contact oayukon@ gmail.com for more information 333-0112 oayukon@ gmail.com Tuesdays & Saturdays Counselling Drop-In and Short Term Counselling Service 11:00 AM Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Free Drop-In counselling is offered every Tuesday 11am 4pm and Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Call 668-6429 for more info. Tues, Wed & Thurs Live & Online: Kundalini with Sheila 8:00 AM Virtual Online Weekly explore your body, mind, and heart’s balance. Register online, call or email for more info. 334-8599 rootedtreemassage@gmail.com Wed Feb 24 Community Drum Circle 5:00 PM Elks Lodge 306 Share your energy in a circle of rhythm. All ages and abilities welcome. Drums will be provided, and no experience required! Register online. Must pre-register, tickets by donation. Wed Feb 24 Your Health! Your Way! 6:00 PM Virtual Online Learn to manage your symptoms, reach goals and discover tips to manage your dayto-day activities. To register call 667-8733 Thu Feb 25 Gentle Yoga (Drop-in) 10:45 AM Elks Lodge 306 Great classes for every skill level, Bring your own mat , and your own props. Register online. Thu Feb 25 Sally & Sisters Lunch 11:30 AM Whitehorse United Church Free Hot Lunch for Women & Children 334-9317 Fri Feb 26 Energy Savasana Meditation 7:00 PM Virtual Online Spend time meditating, doing intuitive movement while we release energies in our bodies. Register online or email ruth@ruthlera.com for more info. Sat Feb 27 Sound Healing 7:00 PM 7th Ray Studio Crystal bowls and gongs to create vibrations that will wash over you and remove unwanted energies and replace with healing energies. For more info call 334-9605 or email info@7thraystudio.com, register online. Tue Mar 2 Introduction to Mindfulness 9:00 AM Virtual Online Learn about mindful practice and to engage in different ways one can integrate mindfulness into one’s lifestyle. For more info or to register call 668-6423 or email bhill@yukon.cmha.ca Tue Mar 2 Gentle Yoga (Drop-in) 10:45 AM Elks Lodge 306 Great classes for every skill level, Bring your own mat , and your own props. Register online.

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and mocktails that Ferguson developed and tested on Shanta when she was pregnant. For coffee drinkers, there’s an espresso bar featuring beans from Firebean Coffee Roasters. Ferguson is keen to provide personal service behind the bar so that people feel at home. He also wants to celebrate and showcase Yukon food and drink. “It’s really important for me to show people what this territory has to offer because it’s really

amazing,” Ferguson says. “I think our culinary scene is up there with a lot of big cities right now and it’s going to grow.” Gather Café and Taphouse and Lumel Studios are located on Keish Avenue near the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Look for the cheerful blue and yellow corrugated steel building with a glass sun shining on the patio. Heather LeDuc is a Whitehorsebased writer.

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The 2021 Spring Sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly

La séance du printemps 2021 de l’Assemblée législative du Yukon

will convene on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The Assembly sits Monday to Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

est convoquée le jeudi 4 mars 2021. L’Assemblée siège du lundi au jeudi, de 13 h à 17 h 30.

The first hour of the proceedings is telecast the following day on Northwestel Cable. Live audio is available on 93.5 FM and yukonassembly.ca

La première heure des travaux est diffusée le jour suivant sur le service de câblodistribution de Northwestel Diffusion audio en direct au 93,5 FM et au yukonassembly.ca/fr

Limited seating is available in the public gallery at 2071 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks are required.

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Isla de Taquile ... continued from Page 19 The floating reed islands of Uros

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community. Restaurants are operated communally and families take turns inviting visitors into their homes. The tourists spilling out of the boats are served a delicious meal of fish (often trout, which is not a native species and was introduced to Lake Titicaca less than 100 years ago), rice, potatoes, quinoa soup and a cup of muña tea before they continue on to explore the village and its

community artisan centre in the central plaza. Taquile is world renowned for its exquisite handmade textiles. In 2005, they were declared by UNESCO as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s the men who do all the knitting. The women spin the yarn and weave items such as the chuspas (small woven bags) that are traditionally used in the

Andes to carry coca leaves. The day-trippers hurry back down to the harbour after a few hours and the island is returned to its usual tranquility. Staying at least a night or two in one of the local homestays allows the window to open a bit wider into this special place. Visitors can wander along stone pathways, explore cont’d on page 29 ...

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Mental Health First Aid for Northern People CRN: 90285 | DATES: March 9-11, 2021 | TIME: 8:30am4:30pm | COST: $245 + GST Delivered in person at Yukon University. INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Green

Delivered remotely via ZOOM. INSTRUCTOR: Marcia Burton, Certified Teacher, Mindful Self-Compassion.

Sit in my Puddle: The art of empathy and holding space. CRN 90350 | DATE: April 15 TIME: 10:00am-11:30am | FREE Delivered remotely via Zoom. INSTRUCTORS: Erin Legault and Meg Grudeski

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Wednesdays & Fridays Seniors Cards & Walk 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Wednesdays Archery - Ages 6+ 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728 Wednesdays Bootcamp 4:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Wednesdays, Fridays & Sunday Public Skate Father Rigaud Arena Wed 4-6 pm, Fri 7-9 pm, Sun 2-4 pm Thursdays Soccer Thursdays 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Ages 6+, rain or shine. Thursdays & Tuesdays Faro Carpet Bowling 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre All welcome. Thursdays & Tuesdays Faro Kids Club 3:30 PM Faro Recreation Centre Registration is required, call 994-2728 for more info. Thursdays Volleyball Night - Ages 15+ 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Faro Thursdays Archery 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre No experience or equipment needed. 994-2728 Faro Thursdays & Mondays Adult Hockey 7:30 PM Father Rigaud Arena Monday & Thursdays Fridays Indoor Kids Soccer 4:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Fridays Adult Soccer 7:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre 994-2728 Saturdays Pickleball 1:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@ faroyukon.ca Saturdays Basketball 3:00 PM Faro Recreation Centre Call 994-2375 or email recreation@ faroyukon.ca Tuesdays Parent & Tot 10:00 AM Faro Community Library For babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Tuesdays Adult Curling 7:00 PM Father Rigaud Arena

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Monday, Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday Public Skate Bill Brewster Arena Mon 7:30-8:30 pm, Tues, Thurs & Friday 3:15-5:30 pm, Sat 12:00-3 pm, Sun 5-7 pm. Call 634-7100, ext. 202, to confirm that the arena is open. Saturdays Beginner Public Skate 10:30 AM Bill Brewster Arena No sticks, no pucks, bring your little ones or just come practice your skills Wed Mar 3 Village of Haines Junction Council Meeting 7:00 PM St Elias Convention Centre Sun Mar 7 St Christopher’s Church Service 10:30 AM St Christopher’s Church Service Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2943

MARSH LAKE

Weekdays - DVD Yoga 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tuesdays North of 60 Seniors Coffee & Chat 2:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Tuesdays Yoga with Richard 5:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Thursdays Shuffleboard and Games NightJackalope(licensed) & Gym 6:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Fridays Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 PM Mayo Community Hall and Recreation Centre Saturdays Knitting Circle 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Saturdays Happy Hour in the Jackalope 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Saturdays & Sundays Pickleball, Please drop in! 11:00 AM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Feb 24 Rehab Fitness Workshop with Danny 3:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre Wed Feb 24 MLCS Board Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Marsh Lake Community Centre

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Wednesdays Seniors Outreach Computer Tutor 1:00 PM Tagish Community Centre Call 399-3407 or email recreation@tagishyukon.org for more info. Thursdays Tagish Carpet Bowling 10:00 AM Tagish Community Centre Everyone is invited to come and learn the technical game of Carpet Bowling, Wednesdays Coffee and Chat: Tagish Community Centre 2:00 PM Tagish Community Centre A great opportunity to get out of the house and catch up with other community members. A lunch program which will include such things as soup/stew/chili and homemade rolls/bread plus some tasty treats! Covid-19 precautions apply. Saturdays Tagish Library 12:00 PM Tagish Community Library Call 399-3418 or email tglib@klondiker.com for more info. Saturdays Youth Night 5:30 PM Tagish Community Centre Fun, games, snacks, for ages 10+, call 399-3407 for more info

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Sundays St. Luke’s Church Service 11:00 AM St. Luke’s Church 867-993-5381

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

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Lake Titicaca empty beaches, stumble upon archaeological ruins and almost forget that another world exists beyond the shores of the island. The people of the island are kind and generous and very proud of their living culture. They still speak Quechua, practice their ancestral traditions and wear their traditional clothes. The women wear a black shawl (chuku) over their heads and vibrantly coloured skirts. The men wear black pants, a black vest and a white shirt

Remnants of the past

along with beautiful chullos (handknitted hats). Different chullos are worn by bachelors (one with a large white stripe), married men (red chullo with intricate designs) and men of authority (one with more colours and small ear flaps). There is also a similar knitted hat (wawa chullo) that is used by children until they learn how to knit their own. Both men and women wear colourful woven belts called chumpis. Wherever one travels in the

world, the secrets of a place can only be unlocked with curiosity and observation. They are hidden in the people’s mannerisms, customs and way of life. In Peru, these can be seen most clearly in the woven and knitted textiles. As the continuation of a culture that never had a written language, they hold what the most treasured books might hold in other parts of the world. Besides tourism and making textiles, agriculture is the main activity for the people of Taquile. The year here is not measured by dates on a calendar, but instead by the agricultural activities that need to be completed, and the changing of the seasons that dictate those tasks. The principal crops grown in the ancient terraced fields include potato, corn, quinoa, fava beans, oca (oxalis tuberosa) and barley. These, along with local fish and a few domesticated animals, are what sustain life on the island.

Jessica Surber is a writer based in Cusco. She loves being in the mountains, working with plants and exploring all that lies beyond her comfort zone. She divides her time between Peru and the Yukon.

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Fact, rumour and speculation by Paul Rath

T

he most interesting thing about the 91 years Erwin A. Robertson spent on Earth is not the fact that he lost his teeth to scurvy and created a homemade replacement set from an eclectic mix of animal teeth. It’s not even that those dentures lasted until his death. Robertson, nicknamed Nimrod, was a gentlemen gold miner and inventor, whose homemade choppers were just one of many memorable things about him. Robertson displayed the spirit that is often found in those who call the North home. Northerners have a unique attitude and approach to life. Perhaps it is because we are shaped by our environment, or because the environment is so unforgiving, but we must meet the challenges or perish. Nimrod had that “never give up” attitude, as well as his inventive genius. For example, he created a relief map of the Eagle area. He also invented an engine to power the “flying machine” he was trying to finance with the earnings from gold prospecting. That’s the reason Robertson came North in the first place. While he was saving up those nuggets, however, the Wright brothers beat him with their own flying machine. Fortunately, Nimrod had more inventions to offer. According to the Yukon archives, E.A. Robertson crossed into Canada over the Chilkoot Trail on June 3, 1898. Beside his name, the location “Bangor, ME” is listed. Robertson had been a jeweller in Maine. He undoubtedly used his skills as a jeweller to set his new teeth into melted aluminium. He was part of the rush of stampeders who were headed North to strike it rich. Robertson made his way up the Yukon River and settled in Eagle, Alaska, just

Angela Linn-Dentures 12 miles up the Yukon River from Dawson City. Eagle is not far from Chicken, Alaska. Both were settled by gold miners in the early 1900s. In the case of Chicken, the story goes, the founding fathers could not agree on the spelling of the word ptarmigan, which were plentiful in the area, and a lifesustaining food staple. So as not to be embarrassed, the town was instead named Chicken. In her book Jewel on the Yukon Eagle City, a collection of essays on Historic Eagle and its people, Elva R. Scott states that Nimrod received his nickname as a young man. He was a crack shot, but preferred hunting and fishing to gold mining, though he did mine in the Eagle area for 40 years. Stories and rumours have grown out of that time, swirling around the life of Nimrod like snowflakes in a January blizzard. One such rumour is that Nimrod killed a bear, then ate that bear, using the bear’s own teeth. A wry

touch of irony in that tale, however untrue it is. Nimrod did, however, use sheep, caribou and bear teeth for his dentures. The sheep teeth were first, followed by caribou teeth, then followed the bear molars. Nimrod wore his teeth until he died, though he did complain that they transferred heat a little too well when he drank coffee or tea. Eagle is also known for another larger-than-life character named Roald Amundsen, the famed explorer. According to Stephen R. Brown in The Last Viking, Amundsen spent three winters iced in 65 kilometres east of Herschel Island. He’d ended up there after successfully navigating the Northwest Passage and was anxious to share the news of his accomplishment with the world. Amundsen travelled 800 miles from his ship, the Gjøa, and arrived in Eagle, Alaska, on December 5, 1905. Amundsen was keen to send a telegram to Norway to let the world know that

PHOTO:Courtesy of University of Alaska Museum of the North he had successfully navigated the at the UAMN. Northwest Passage. Amundsen and If you are fortunate, you will Robertson were in Eagle at the one day see this artifact of Alassame time! kan history for yourself, and marIn the speculation category, vel at the genius and perseverthe question needs to be asked, ance of Nimrod. what are the chances that these As for the most interesting two great men met in this small thing Robertson did? What does a town? What things they would genius inventor/gold miner, who have had to discuss! What things lived in a small town, and who indeed. Alas, there is no evidence has been dead more than 70 years that the two men met or spoke, have to give us all these years but there is also no evidence that later? For me, it can be distilled they did not meet or speak. How down to a quote attributed to amazing would that meeting have J.J. Hillard and posted above the been? famous teeth on display in the Angela Linn, senior collections museum. manager of ethnology and history “And so passed a likeable, softat the University of Alaska Mu- spoken, wholly impractical genius, seum of the North (UAMN), Fair- who never...said an ill word about banks Campus, stated that to see a soul and had the affections of Nimrod’s famous teeth in person, everyone he met.” you could wend your way to the Here is Nimrod’s legacy, and a Eagle Historical Society & Museum challenge for us to live up to. To in Eagle from May 15 through Aug. never say an ill word about any30. In the off-season, the teeth one and to gain the affections of are housed in a special environ- everyone we meet. This is the true ment-controlled collections space gold that Nimrod mined. This is his legacy and it stands as a benchmark for us to measure ourselves against, because we are people of the North. To follow Nimrod’s example is hitting pay dirt!

“And so passed a likeable, soft-spoken, wholly

impractical

genius,

who

never...

said an ill word about a soul and had the affections of everyone he met.”

... J.J. Hillard

Paul Rath is a freelance writer who loves the outdoors, and lives on the Haines Highway where the mountains are many and the people are few.


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