Events

December

01 Inset Sealskin Baby Booties Workshop

$60, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn the simple technique of insetting different colours of sealskin into a pair of baby booties. Make or choose a simple design to inset and decorate with fur trim.  This simple booty pattern is very versatile and can be made out of fur, hide or fabric, plus it’s nice and simple to sew!

Start Date:
Monday, December 1, 2014
End Date:
Monday, December 1, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

03 Walking with Our Sisters (WWOS)


The amazing Walking with Our Sisters (WWOS), a commemorative art installation for the missing and murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA, is coming to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, January 9-24, 2015.
http://walkingwithoursisters.ca/events/2015-2/yellowknife-prince-of-wales-heritage-centre/
 
WWOS honours missing and murdered women and girls and their families.
There are many women and some men volunteering to organize for the event.
 
There are also some complementary activities being organized to support WWOS.
 
Upcoming Events/Teach-ins
1.     December 3rd (Wednesday) at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre at 7:00pm (community conversation).
2.     December 5th (Friday) in K'alemi Dene School, Ndilo at 7:00pm (teach-in with guest speakers and light supper).
3.     January 3rd (Tuesday) at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre at 3:00pm (teach-in with guest speakers).
4.     January 26th (Monday) at the Chief Drygeese Conference Centre in Dettah at 7:00pm (teach-in with guest speakers and light supper).
 
Contact wwosyk@gmail.com or go to www.walkingwithoursisters.ca or   
https://www.facebook.com/walkingwithoursistersyellowknife/posts/455975461207094?notif_t=like
 
Mark the dates on your calendar and be sure to join in.
 
 
More Information about Teach-ins
For those who are unsure, we've adopted the definition of a 'teach-in' as a form of nonviolent protest which uses one of the most powerful protest tools of all: educational empowerment. At a teach-in, attendees can sit in on forums, discussion panels, lectures, and free debates about a topic. Typically, controversial and under-reported topics are chosen for a teach-in, with the goal of increasing awareness about these issues and encouraging people to act on them. While teach-ins have a long history, the Idle No More movement breathed new life into 'teach-ins' in Canada as a way to educate Canadians about injustices indigenous people experience and explore ways to move to relationships of equality, dignity, and respect.
 
The Ndilo, Yellowknife and Dettah 'teach-ins' will explore colonial and patriarchal legacies and realities with the goal of encouraging consciousness and personal responsibility for new relationships of equality, dignity, and respect. In this teach-in series loosely titled 'Uncomfortable Truths and New Relationships', we hope to get at difficult concepts and deep-rooted behaviours, through a three-four person panel (at each event) who will address three questions with a Q&A at the end.
 
The questions are:
1.  What are the main reasons women and girls, especially indigenous women and girls are unsafe, missing, or murdered?
2.  In the last 30 years, 1200 indigenous women and girls are missing or murdered. Why isn't the public outraged? Why is this allowed to keep happening?
3.  What is your advice for keeping indigenous and other women and girls safe?

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
End Date:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Time:
December 3rd @ 7 pm, December 5th @ 7 pm, January 3rd @3:00 pm, January 26th @ 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Different locations for each teach-in, see description
E-mail Address:

04 TRAIL LIGHT-UP

Stroll the McMahon Frame Lake Trail over the holiday season to enjoy the festive lighting along the eastern side of Frame Lake.  Christmas lights will illuminate the trail starting on December 4 and continuing into January.   Coordinated by the City of Yellowknife.

Donations of strings of outdoor LED lights are welcome at any time. Standard plugs are preferred.   Please drop off lights at City Hall or any City facility (attn: Sandra).  Thank you to everyone who has brought in lights so far.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time:
all day
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Pat MacMahon Frame Lake Trail
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

04 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ACROSS CANADA

Come to City Hall as we turn on the lights for the holiday season. Ceremonies start with carols inside City Hall and then we move outside to turn on all the lights around Somba K'e Civic Plaza after a few words from the Mayor of Yellowknife.  The festivities continue indoors at the Legislative Assembly. 

 

Start Date:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time:
5 - 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
City Hall and Legislative Assembly
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

04 The Nutcracker by Bella Dance Academy

The Show is 90 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission

It’s Christmas Eve at the Silberhaus residence and all friends are gathered for the annual Christmas Eve party. Clara, and her little brother, Fritz are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. Drosselmeyer finally arrives with magical gifts and surprises for everyone. After enjoying the excitement of the many surprises and an evening of celebration, Clara is presented with a special gift from Drosselmeyer; a Nutcracker doll. When the party guests leave and the family turns in for the evening, the magic will begin! As midnight strikes, Clara falls asleep in the stillness of the house. Suddenly the Mouse King leads his cluster of sneaky mice in a battle against the Nutcracker and his resilient soldiers. Once the Mouse King has been defeated, the Nutcracker comes to life and leads Clara on an enchanted journey through Winter Wonderland and off to the Land of Sweets.

The Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes Clara and the Nutcracker to her delightful Kingdom of Sweets where they are entertained by dancers of sweetness. Gingerbread, Candy Canes, Hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee, just to name a few….and then there is Mother Ginger and her Bon Bons! A very special treat for everyone! After a whirlwind of performances and a grand finale, Clara awakens to find it was all a wonderful dream that will stay with her forever.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time:
7 pm Dec 4 & 5, 2 pm & 7 pm Dec 6
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

06 Christmas Bazaar

Over 25 exhibitors selling a wide array of items including:

- knitted items

- handmade crafts from local Dene elders

- jewelry

- baking

- baby items

- YWCA Girlspace

 And much more! Come out and browse and do some Christmas shopping! See you there!

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time:
10 am - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Yellowknife United Church
E-mail Address:

06 Get your picture with santa

Santa will be at the Northren United place Saturday posing for pictures and raising money for Alzheimers Disease.

The event is part of the Yellowknife chapter of the Alzheimers Societys annual Christmas mall. For a minium donation, children can shop for a gift for their parents with a volunteer chaperone.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
Northren United place

06 bella dance academy presents the nutcracker

The northren Arts and Cultural Centre is hosting Nutcracker performances tonight and saturday, directed by Bella Dance Academy.

Come see the Nutcracker defeat the mouse king and take Clara Drosselmeyer on a magical journey through the Winter Wonderland and Land Of Sweets. The show is 90 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

performances are Friday and Saturday.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
NACC

06 Discount daycare

William MccDonald Middle School is offering to take care of your kids Friday night and Saturday.

Grade 8 post-intensive French students and parent gardians are offering games, crafts, face-painting, lego fun, nutritional snacks and lunch Friday and Saturday.

Chaperones at the school request parents only drop off potty-trained children.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
William McDonald Middle School

06 Christmas art at the mall

Christmas is right around the corner and Centre Square Mall is celebrating.

Artists Rosalind Mercredi, Fran Hurcomb, Robbie Craig, Patrice Tremblay, Alison McCreech, Astrid Kruse, Emily Smits and Cathie Harper will be on hand selling their creations. The sale will be held at the Centre Square Mall's former barber shop location Saturday.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
Centre Square Mall

06 pulled pork and silent auction

The office of Youth and Youth Adult Ministry is serving pulled pork by Smokehouse Cafe and Bouwawhee Catering Saturday night at Northren United Place.

The event includes a talent show and silent auction.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
Northren United Place

06 Open mic and javaroma

Open mic host Shiri Macpherson invites local musicians to tune those guitar strings and come down to the music jam Saturday night.

MacPherson will be supported be members of the Yellowknife Guitar Circle.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
Javaroma

06 Christmas Bazaar

More than 25 local artisans will display their crafts at the Northren United Place annual Christmas Bazaar this weekend. Exibitors are selling handmade crafts, local dene jewelry, baked goods, baby items and knitted handiwork. The Bazaar is open Saturday.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Community:
Where:
Northren United Place

06 BBQ Pork Dinner

On Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 6-8pm at the Northern United Place, NT, enjoy BBQ pork dinner by Smokehouse Café and Bouwawhee Catering.

 

There will be a silent Auction of items from Arbonne, Epicure, Select, Gourmet Cup and the Tlicho Online Store…. And more.

 

All proceeds will support Youth & Young Adult Ministry in the NWT.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Alexandria Lepore
Contact Phone:
867.920.2129
E-mail Address:

07 Behchoko Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Taati K’e Nezı̨ Naxixè Hòe?à (Season’s Greetings) join us at the Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar for some holiday treats on December 7th, 2014.

Sunday drive to Behchoko Culture Centre and feast your eyes on arts & crafts from the Tlicho Region.

Start Date:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Time:
11 am - 5 pm
Community:
Rae
Where:
Behchoko Culture Centre
Contact:
Phoebe Kotchilea
Contact Phone:
867-392-6070

07 carol fest 2014

The Yellowknife Ministerial Association is inviting the public to come to Northren United Place Sunday night for Christmas carols and seasonal readings.

Amission is free, but a non-perishable food donation for the Yellowknife Food Bank is apprecitated.

Start Date:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Community:
Where:
Northre United Place

08 Beaded Gauntlet Mittens Workshop

$120, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn to make yourself a pair of custom-fitted gauntlet mittens using wool duffle and learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north, called couching. This single layer mitten class also includes 2 rows of rabbit fur trim and your choice of beautiful designer ribbon.

Start Date:
Monday, December 8, 2014
End Date:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Time:
6-9 pm both days (6 hrs total)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944
E-mail Address:

09 2014 Seniors' Christmas Tea

Hosted by Yellowknife members of the NWT Legislative Assembly.

Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, prize draws and more!

Start Date:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time:
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Legislative Assembly Great Hall
Contact Phone:
669-2296

10 Handel's Messiah with accompanying Orchestra

Presented by Aurora Chorealis (YK Choral Society).

December 10th, 11th, 12th - 7.30pm and December 13th 8pm - at St. Patrick's Church. 

Tickets at Roy's Audio/Video or at the door. Get your tickets before they are sold out!

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time:
December 10th, 11th, 12th - 7.30pm and December 13th 8pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Patrick's Church
Contact:
Marie Adams
Contact Phone:
446-1566 or 669-2595

11 Needle Felting Workshop (for adults or kids)

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Needle felting is a fun and popular new craft where you can basically paint and sculpt with wool batting.  Learn this versatile and easy art using batting and a variety of needles and tools.  Make a holiday ornament, or come up with your own idea like a felted animal, bracelet, or mini-artwork. Includes a useful handout on tools and materials.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944
E-mail Address:

12 Free kayak rolling clinic - Get Active Event

The Somba K'e Paddling Club will be hosting a free kayak rolling clinic at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool on Friday, December 12, 8:00-9:30 p.m.  This event is open to the public. All gear is provided. All skill levels welcome. For further information please contact sombakepaddling@gmail.com

Start Date:
Friday, December 12, 2014
End Date:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time:
8 - 9:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ruth Inch Memorial Pool
E-mail Address:

13 NACC's 30th Anniversary Gala

Ticket price

Adult: 
$30.00
Senior/Youth: 
$30.00

Celebrate 30 years of successful performance in the Northwest Territories. On this evening we will remember how we started a theatre in the north through elaborate effort put forth by community members, the Globe and Mail and the generous support of people across Canada that saw value in bringing cultural activities to a centre in the North.

Spend the evening revisiting the exciting early days of NACC, appreciate the incredible story of how the Globe and Mail came to be our greatest promoter in the funding effort of building this theatre, the generous financial contributions from other provinces and learn about the hundreds of Yellowknifers that volunteered their time.

This event is for the performers, the directors, the local organizations that perform here, the volunteers, the funders, the sponsors, the people who have a seat named after them. This event is for everyone who wants to celebrate and who appreciates the performing arts in the NWT. After all, the nearest theatre from here is only 1,000 miles away!

Join us for this black tie evening that includes a recognition ceremony and short performance series, live band, dance gala, silent auction and reception featuring northern-inspired hor d’oervres and raise your glass to the finest theatre in the North.

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/naccs-30th-anniversary-gala#sthash.d4ldZZUa.dpuf

Start Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Community:
Where:
NACC

14 Sealskin Mittens with Coyote Fur Cuff Workshop

$200, all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Learn a new mitten pattern and a new approach to mitten-making focusing on fit.  Learn how to make your own mittens out of sealskin. Also includes leather palm, wool liner and plush fur cuff.  This style of wrist mitten is a different pattern offering a snug fit and great mobility in the thumb. [For those of you who have taken my mitten classes previously, this is a new style of mitten.]

 

Start Date:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Studio
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

14 Lessons and Carols

The annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols, an Anglican Christmas tradition, will be held December 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yellowknife.  Both congregational and choral carols are included; come sing, listen and reflect with us as we prepare for Christmas.
 
The service lasts approximately one hour and is followed by international desserts in the church hall.  There is no admission charge but donations to foster music at Holy Trinity are gratefully accepted.

Start Date:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
E-mail Address:

16 Northern Lights Yoga & Buddhist Meditation Retreat

Mandala Creation - Yoga – Lectures on Buddhism – Meditation
Thursday February 19 – 25th, 2015
Featuring Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, ordained monk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
& Sylvie Boisclair, Yoga Teacher
During this 6 day event Venerable Tenzin Yignyen will be creating a sacred sand mandala, leading Buddhist meditations and offering inspirational lectures on the meaning of life. A total of 10 Yoga workshops will be offered by Sylvie Boisclair, who is known and appreciated for her ability to assist students in deepening their inner attentiveness and comprehension of each of the eight limbs of classical yoga. Exploration of everything Northern, dog sledding, aurora viewing are also optional activities as part of this event.

Start Date:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5006, 50th Avenue (2nd Floor)
Contact:
Sylvie Boisclair
Contact Phone:
867-446-6110

17 SANTA SKATE

The City of Yellowknife and WIMPS invite residents to the annual Santa Skate.  Come join Santa for a fun skate and do some crafts in the lobby.  Admission is free. 

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time:
6 pm - 7:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex – Shorty Brown Arena
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

18 WWOS Memorial Exhibit - Volunteer Recruitment

Many volunteers will be needed between January 5 and January 26 in support of the  Walking With Our Sisters memorial exhibit visiting the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center in Yellowknife.

 

Walking with Our Sisters is holding its 2nd volunteer recruitment session this Thursday,  Dec 18th  in the Greenstone Building from Noon-1:30.

 

If you are interested in finding ways to support this event, this is a perfect opportunity.   

 

If you can’t make this meeting but are interested in volunteering, please contact 446-3012 or volunteerwwosyk@gmail.com.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time:
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Greenstone Building
E-mail Address:

31 NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS

Finally it's dark enough for fireworks!!  Come out to Frame Lake as the City hosts a fireworks display to celebrate the year's end and ring in the new year.  Please note the following safety protocols:

Please leave pets at home.
Please remain on the perimeter of Frame Lake at a safe distance from the launch area.  Do not approach the launch area nor the safety zone downrange of the fireworks.
Please stay clear of the safety zone and fireworks area until 12:00 p.m. on January 1 by which time the fireworks crew will have completed a safety inspection in the daylight.

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time:
8 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Frame Lake
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website: