Events

October

01 Yellowknife Film Festival

The Northwest Territories film and television industry has achieved unprecedented success this year, exposing Canadian and international audiences to the NWT. The 8th annual festival is a celebration of these achievements, and promises to be the biggest and most innovative festival to date.

WAMP is continuing the successful YKIFF format of the past, by providing valuable professional development opportunities for local filmmakers with industry experts and professionals. This year, we offer workshops, seminars, the Dominion Diamond Youth Delegate Program, many special events and a ton of engaging programming.  Two major innovations this year include; partnering with the NWT Professional Media Association (NWTPMA) for Producer workshops; and the YKIFF On-The-Road Regional NWT Tour which will bring a selection of this years screenings to commuinites throughout the Western Arctic after the festival concludes in Yellowknife.   

We hope you to see you out enjoying the 2014 YKIFF program and all of our special events.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support, and an extra special thanks to the incredible volunteers who have worked hard to make this years YKIFF the best ever!

Check out this website for the festival program including times, locations, pricing and contacts for specific workshops and showings.

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Time:
Various, see event program for dates, times and contact info for specific workshops and showings
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Various, see event program for details

01 Circling the Midnight Sun Book Launch

A presentation and book launch by writer and geographer, Dr. James Raffan

Over the past four years, James Raffan has gone around the Arctic Circle, talking and travelling with northerners. The result is a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change.

Admission free

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

03 Northern Light & Colour

Come enjoy beautiful color photo art by photographer Gawain Jones, which explore the rich tapestry of light and colour found only in the Northwest Territories. Refreshments complimentary.

Start Date:
Friday, October 3, 2014
End Date:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Time:
6 - 10 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Gallery on 47th Street

04 Summit Air Champions for Children Fundraising Gala

Join Sport North on October 4 at the 9th Annual Summit Air Champions for Children Fundraising Gala.

MC Mark Scholz will interview celebrity guests Duane, Rich and Ron Sutter, in a hot stove question format that proves to be very entertaining – especially when the guests know each other they way only brothers do! 

And along with the Sutter brothers, Mrs. Sutter will be on hand to answer the questions only a mom in the Sutter household can know.

 

Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared and served by the Explorer Hotel and outbid your friends in the live and silent auctions. 

End the night on the dance floor with Dance Away playing your favourite tune.

 

Tickets are on sale now for $125 at Top of the World Travel.

All proceeds are donated to KidSport NWT.

 

6:15 pm doors open, 7:00 pm dinner is served. Dress formal.

If you wish to sponsor, call Susan at 446-1101

Start Date:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Explorer Hotel
Contact:
Susan
Contact Phone:
446-1101

04 "Searching for God" Art Exhibit by Terry Pamplin

One Door Closes and Another One Opens 
"Searching For God"

A retrospective journey of mixed-media works from 1981-present.

Refreshments will be served. Free Admission.

Start Date:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time:
3 - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-7551
Website:

06 Premier's Community Feast in Dettah

 Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6 pm in Dettah at the Chief Drygeese Centre. The evening features the presentation of Learners Awards and the Gzowski Award, and the reading of the PGI Poet Laureate’s poem for the day. Local media agencies are invited to send a representative.

Start Date:
Monday, October 6, 2014
End Date:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Dettah
Where:
Chief Drygeese Community Centre
Contact:
Michael Corbett, Executive Director, NWT Literacy Council
Contact Phone:
867-873-9262
E-mail Address:
Website:

06 Family Violence Awareness Week

The Coalition Against Family Violence NWT invites Yellowknife residents to take a stand against family violence on Monday, October 6th at 6pm at the Salvation Army. We ask you to come reflect on what you can do to help end violence and hear what others are doing about it.

Will you be a role model? Will you stand by? Will you remain silent? Or will you be an ally? Family violence is everyone’s business, what will you do? 

The week goes from October 5th to 11th. This year will mark the 14th Family Violence Awareness Week in the Northwest Territories. 

Free dinner will be provided! Invite everyone you know! 

For more information please call 920.6177 or email council@statusofwomen.nt.ca 

Sponsored by the Coalition Against Family Violence and the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Start Date:
Monday, October 6, 2014
End Date:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Salvation Army
Contact Phone:
920.6177

07 NWTRPA Conference & Awards

The NWTRPA and Youth Centres Annual Conference is just around the corner and we guarantee you do not want to miss out! For more information on what sessions will be offered this year visit our online brochure by clicking here!

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Explorer Hotel
Contact Phone:
(867) 669-8375
E-mail Address:
Website:

07 ECE Minister's Lunch in Behchoko

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at noon in Behchokǫ̀. Education, Culture and Employment is hosting the lunch to say “thanks” to the NWT PGI’s special guests for taking time out of their busy schedules to travel North for the PGI and for taking their literacy message to area schools.

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time:
Noon
Community:
Rae
Where:
TBA
Contact:
Michael Corbett, Executive Director, NWT Literacy Council
Contact Phone:
867-873-9262 or cell: 867-445-7952
E-mail Address:
Website:

07 2014 NWT PGI Community Concerts

Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7 pm. Two nights, two different shows. Ticket prices: Adults -$25; Seniors and children under 16 years - $15. Concert ticket sales are at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. 

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
Michael Corbett, Executive Director, NWT Literacy Council
Contact Phone:
867-873-9262 or cell: 867-445-7952
E-mail Address:
Website:

08 YK-1 75th Anniversary Open House Special Event

Come to Sir John Franklin High School on the evening of October 8th for the YK Education District #1's 75th anniversary open house special event! There will be entertainment, food and fun. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Sir John Franklin High School
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-5050

08 Wine tasting with varietal specific glasses


Tickets: $150, $100 for the beer tasting, $200 for both.
include:

A set of 4 tasting glasses

A chance to win a draw for a Riedel Wine decanter

Hors d’oeuvres from Luluz Market

10 %  store wide discount

Tickets available at

Luluz Market: 480 Range Lake Road, X1A 3G5

Watermark Tower: 4503 52nd avenue, X1A 3R9, Yellowknife

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time:
7 to 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Luluz Market
Contact Phone:
(867)-873-2003

08 YK1 75th Anniversary Open House Special Event

YK1 invites the community!

 


The big event is here and YK1 is celebrating their 75th Anniversary milestone with an Open House.

 


Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ecole Sir John Franklin High School

 


Everyone is welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you!

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ecole Sir John Franklin High School

09 Take Back the Night March

Thursday, October 9th at 6:00pm, Yellowknife residents are invited to march together and raise their voices to help stop violence against women and girls in the streets. This will be the 19th annual Take Back the Night in the NWT capital.

The official starting place for the march begins at Somba K’e Park and will proceed through the downtown core.

Participants are encouraged to bring drums, pots, pans and banners to the march.

Start Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e civic plaza
Contact Phone:
920.6177
E-mail Address:

09 Beer tasting with varietal specific glasses


Tickets: $150, $100 for the beer tasting, $200 for both.
include:

A set of 4 tasting glasses

A chance to win a draw for a box of beer tasting glasses

Hors d’oeuvres from Luluz Market

10 %  store wide discount

Tickets available at

Luluz Market: 480 Range Lake Road, X1A 3G5

Watermark Tower: 4503 52nd avenue, X1A 3R9, Yellowknife

Start Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time:
7 pm - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Luluz Market
Contact Phone:
(867)-873-2003

10 "Anywhere, Anytime" Art Show

To close up Breastfeeding Week, Moms, Boobs and Babies and the Aurora Arts Society will be co-hosting an Art Show entitled "Anytime, Anywhere" at the Gallery on 47th Street on Friday, October 10th from 4-9PM. The show will feature breastfeeding and family themed artwork, including the winners from the Moms Boobs and Babies Photo Competition. Light snacks and drinks will be offered, as well as a chance to purchase some art and come out to celebrate normalizing breastfeeding! 
If you are an artist or know of an artist who might want to show or sell their work at the show, please let us know (info@momsboobsandbabies.com). 
Come on out and show support for breastfeeding moms & babies and for our local artists!!
 

Start Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
End Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time:
4 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Gallery on 47th Street
E-mail Address:

10 Ceilidh Friends present: Roots Music - Autumn

There will be a unique shared performance at the Prince of Wales Museum Café on Friday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m.  Yellowknife musicians Jonathan Churcher and Ceilidh Friends will be sharing the concert stage with Edmonton folksinger John Spearn.  The performers will be taking turns sharing music in celebration of Autumn.  This performance is a special fundraising event to help raise money and food for the homeless.  Although this is a FREE event, please bring along cans of food or cash donations for the Yellowknife Food Bank.

 

Also, on Saturday the 11th, Jonathan and John will be joined by Steve Lacey for an evening of music at the Cellar from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Start Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
End Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Moira Cameron
E-mail Address:

10 Women That Rock

Come down to Yellowknife Elks Club on October 10th at 10:00 pm to listen to Women That Rock!

Leanne Goose With Special Guests Wake Up Hazel and Robert Voudrach

Tickets are $15.00 at the door. 19 years and wiser.

More information:

leanne@leannegoose.com

Start Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time:
22:00 - 02:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Elks Club
Contact:
Leanne Goose
E-mail Address:

10 "Women That Rock"

Leanne Goose With Special Guests Wake Up Hazel and Robert Voudrach

 

October 10, 2014, 10pm to 2am

 

Yellowknife Elks Club

 

Tickets are $15.00 at the door. 19 years and wiser.

 

More information:

leanne@leannegoose.com

Start Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
End Date:
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time:
10 pm - 2 am
Community:
Where:
E-mail Address:
File attachments:

14 Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home

Premiere of a new audio-visual performance created specially for the Northwest Territories in partnership with the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre.

Visual artist Shary Boyle and songwriter Christine Fellows have been collaborating since 2005, presenting wildly inventive performances from Woody Point, Newfoundland to Paris, France. Together, they weave vivid narratives using minimalist, low-fi means: Boyle’s stunning, hand-animated artwork created and projected on an old-fashioned overhead projector, and Fellows’ intricately detailed songs and vocals, backed by piano and ukulele.

For their first tour across the Northwest Territories, Boyle and Fellows have created a new, intimate performance titled Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home. This hand-crafted spectacle bravely explores distance and alienation, childhood and aging, imagination and resilience in the face of a changing, challenging landscape. Presented as a series of vignettes seen through a window, Boyle and Fellows invite audiences on a mysterious, immersive journey through a richly described visual and aural landscape. Part ritual and part myth, the performance is full of sound, lyric, pictures and light, telling stories that reconnect us with a sense of shared history and common humanity.

TERRY PAMPLIN (OPENING ACT) is a versatile artist, writer, and performer with a lot of experience in exhibition design, production, illustration and sculpture. Terry will combine oral tradition, music, theatre and visual art on one stage. The performance of Let the Children Be is a story told in song, voice, and live painting of a boy born to be an artist, and his questions and struggles with this as he grows. This coming of age story, told in endearing fashion by Pamplin, encourages children to be themselves and follow their hearts.

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/spell-bring-lost-creatures-home-shary-boyle-and-christine-fellows#sthash.vWWk93Le.dpuf

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Community:
Where:
NACC

14 Folk On The Rocks: Annual General Meeting

The Top Knight, Yellowknife

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors and/or participating in the Annual General Meeting, please email or call our Executive Director at 920-7806 for further information. We hope to see you there

6.15pm Wine Reception, AGM
 

7.00pm post meeting gig INDIO SARAVANJA

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time:
6:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
Contact:
Folk on the Rocks Executive Director
Contact Phone:
920-7806

18 Launch Night with Shary Boyle & Christine Fellows

FIRST ACT SHARY BOYLE AND CHRISTINE FELLOWS: SPELL TO BRING LOST CREATURES HOME

Premiere of a new audio-visual performance created specially for the Northwest Territories in partnership with the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre.

Visual artist Shary Boyle and songwriter Christine Fellows have been collaborating since 2005, presenting wildly inventive performances from Woody Point, Newfoundland to Paris, France. Together, they weave vivid narratives using minimalist, low-fi means: Boyle’s stunning, hand-animated artwork created and projected on an old-fashioned overhead projector, and Fellows’ intricately detailed songs and vocals, backed by piano and ukulele.

For their first tour across the Northwest Territories, Boyle and Fellows have created a new, intimate performance titled Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home. This hand-crafted spectacle bravely explores distance and alienation, childhood and aging, imagination and resilience in the face of a changing, challenging landscape. Presented as a series of vignettes seen through a window, Boyle and Fellows invite audiences on a mysterious, immersive journey through a richly described visual and aural landscape. Part ritual and part myth, the performance is full of sound, lyric, pictures and light, telling stories that reconnect us with a sense of shared history and common humanity.

 

SECOND ACT GRYPHON TRIO, YELLOWKNIFE YOUTH CHOIR, YELLOWKNIFE DENE DRUMMERS AND FILM PROJECTION WITH STUDENTS FROM THE SMALL COMMUNITIES.

In the spirit of local community collaboration with professional musicians, we bring you the launch of the Listen Up! Project. The initiative is facilitated by well-respected Canadian classical music ensemble The Gryphon Trio who have been performing for over 18 years and are the recipients of two Juno Awards. They will lead the evening with a performance, and will be joined by the Yellowknife Youth Choir led by Susan Shantora, Yellowknife Dene Drummers led by Leroy Batsina and local film projections of youth poetry directed by Pablo Saravanja and Jay Bulckaert.

Listen Up! is an arts outreach initiative that engages entire communities in a collaborative arts creation process linking poetry to classical music, and demonstrates the role of the arts as a vital component of a healthy social fabric.

Throughout the school year the project will be run by the Gryphon Trio, in cooperation with Vancouver composer Jeffery Ryan, American composer Robert Kapilow and Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden. As part of the process a Yellowknife Youth Choir has been assembled, lead by local music teacher Susan Shantora. This strong team of accomplished musicians will be collaborating with local community members and seventy students from six NWT communities to carry out the project through a series of residencies over the course of nine months.

The Listen Up! project will culminate in the Finale performance on May 30th with all seventy students and community members on stage in Yellowknife with the Gryphon Trio performing the premiere of the musical work collectively created by the local participants. The possible variations of the Listen Up! process are as diverse as the communities that create it.

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/listen-launch-night-shary-boyle-and-christine-fellows-yellowknife#sthash.jMeHM7iU.dpuf

Start Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Community:
Where:
NACC

18 Yellowknife Watercolour Society Annual Art Show

The Yellowknife Watercolour Society will hold their annual Art Show on Sunday, October 18th at the Northern United Place. 

Start Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time:
10 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place

18 Listen up! Launch Night

FIRST ACT SHARY BOYLE AND CHRISTINE FELLOWS: SPELL TO BRING LOST CREATURES HOME

Premiere of a new audio-visual performance created specially for the Northwest Territories in partnership with the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre.

Visual artist Shary Boyle and songwriter Christine Fellows have been collaborating since 2005, presenting wildly inventive performances from Woody Point, Newfoundland to Paris, France. Together, they weave vivid narratives using minimalist, low-fi means: Boyle’s stunning, hand-animated artwork created and projected on an old-fashioned overhead projector, and Fellows’ intricately detailed songs and vocals, backed by piano and ukulele.

For their first tour across the Northwest Territories, Boyle and Fellows have created a new, intimate performance titled Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home. This hand-crafted spectacle bravely explores distance and alienation, childhood and aging, imagination and resilience in the face of a changing, challenging landscape. Presented as a series of vignettes seen through a window, Boyle and Fellows invite audiences on a mysterious, immersive journey through a richly described visual and aural landscape. Part ritual and part myth, the performance is full of sound, lyric, pictures and light, telling stories that reconnect us with a sense of shared history and common humanity.

 

SECOND ACT GRYPHON TRIO, YELLOWKNIFE YOUTH CHOIR, YELLOWKNIFE DENE DRUMMERS AND FILM PROJECTION WITH STUDENTS FROM THE SMALL COMMUNITIES.

In the spirit of local community collaboration with professional musicians, we bring you the launch of the Listen Up! Project. The initiative is facilitated by well-respected Canadian classical music ensemble The Gryphon Trio who have been performing for over 18 years and are the recipients of two Juno Awards. They will lead the evening with a performance, and will be joined by the Yellowknife Youth Choir led by Susan Shantora, Yellowknife Dene Drummers led by Leroy Batsina and local film projections of youth poetry directed by Pablo Saravanja and Jay Bulckaert.

Listen Up! is an arts outreach initiative that engages entire communities in a collaborative arts creation process linking poetry to classical music, and demonstrates the role of the arts as a vital component of a healthy social fabric.

Throughout the school year the project will be run by the Gryphon Trio, in cooperation with Vancouver composer Jeffery Ryan, American composer Robert Kapilow and Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden. As part of the process a Yellowknife Youth Choir has been assembled, lead by local music teacher Susan Shantora. This strong team of accomplished musicians will be collaborating with local community members and seventy students from six NWT communities to carry out the project through a series of residencies over the course of nine months.

The Listen Up! project will culminate in the Finale performance on May 30th with all seventy students and community members on stage in Yellowknife with the Gryphon Trio performing the premiere of the musical work collectively created by the local participants. The possible variations of the Listen Up! process are as diverse as the communities that create it.

Start Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

22 Jobseeker Networking Event

~~For some, job searching can mean knocking on closed doors, hundreds of resumes sent to automated response inboxes or filling hiring forms where it is hard to stand out from the other candidates.

CDETNO’s team is aware that going through a hiring process can be challenging. This is why we puttogether the Café-Emploi, a networking event between employers and jobseekers that allows jobseekers to find out more about the job postings, meet with HR staff and deepen their knowledge on the job openings.

Because the hiring process can take several steps, from the resume screening, to the first interview, with personality assessment and simulations, the Café-emploi is another opportunity for the employer to know your potential candidates in a casual informal atmosphere.

Yellowknife jobseekers and employers are all invited. Come to the Café-emploi and get to know each other, job-applicants, bring your resume as the hiring staff will be there to collect them and talk about their openings. Labor recruitment in a casual way in Yellowknife, it’s happening at the Café-emploi!

Café-emploi: Greenstone Building's Atrium, Wednesday, October 22nd, 5PM
- See more at: http://www.cdetno.com/en/event/cafe-emploi-greenstone-building-5101-50e-avenue-yellowknife#sthash.UaZTPF7a.dpuf

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time:
5 - 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Greenstone Building Atrium
Contact:
Audrey Marceau, Immigration, Recruitment & Career Officer, Cdetno
Contact Phone:
873-5962
E-mail Address:
Website:

23 Duffle Liners & Slippers (for Mukluks) Workshop

$40 instructions only, (bring your own supplies), maximum 6 people

Easy to make and easy to sew!! This class teaches you how to make two layers for your mukluks for winter. (Two layers should give you enough warmth for NWT winters). But even if you don't have mukluks, these are great patterns for super comfy and warm winter socks and slippers. (And you can decorate them with beautiful ribbon and/or embroidery).  You need to bring about 1 metre of duffle and 4 skeins of embroidery thread plus regular thread. NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for any mukluk class as you have to have duffle liners made before you can make mukluks. This is because you will need to fit your mukluks overtop of them. ALSO: Designer ribbon available for purchase.

Start Date:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

23 Megan Nash & Mary Caroline's Lies & Lampshade Tour

Megan Nash and Mary Caroline are stopping in Yellowknife to finish off their Lies & Lampshades tour! Greyson Gritt will be joining them for a one-night-only house concert at 107 Deweerdt Drive. 

When: 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm
Cover: only 20$ for 3 great artists!

 

***Please note*** your seat can be reserved by getting in touch with Greyson Gritt at greygritt@live.ca. E-transfers are welcome. We will have a guest list for those who pay in advance. Spaces are quite limited due to space and comfort, so please be sure to get your seat before Saturday!

Please BYOB and BYO Pillow/blanket to sit on. Snacks will be provided!

Mary Caroline - www.marycaroline.ca
The heart of a frontier’s woman, the soul of a poet; Yellowknife’s Mary Caroline captures the edginess and beauty of her northern life. A haunting honesty is brought to life with ethereal vocals. Caroline will be releasing her first studio album in January, 2014. 

Megan Nash - www.megannash.ca
"If a thunderstorm had a voice, it would sound like Megan Nash." - Craig Lederhouse, CBC

Greyson Gritt - www.greygritt.com
A handful of soul and a truckload of blues, a hefty serving of metaphors and a dash of black tattoos!

Start Date:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time:
Doors open 7:30, show starts 8:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
107 Deweerdt Drive
Contact:
Greyson Gritt
E-mail Address:

24 "Welcome to our House" Funspiel

We invite beginner, intermediate and social curlers to our two-day funspiel at the Yellowknife Curling Centre!

Maximum of 16 teams registered, broken into four pools of four teams each.
Entry fee: $120 – guaranteed 3 curling games, admission to Friday night icebreaker and Celebrity Coach auction, Saturday dinner and dance and Tiki Bar auction (that’s right you could purchase your own Tiki Bar!!)

This event also serves as a fundraiser for the Canadian Paraplegic Association, put on by your 2014 Northwest Territories Ladies Curling Champions for the Travelers Club Curling Championships, Team Cormier! We have some great door prizes for you!

Whether you curl Wednesday or Friday nights in a league or just break out your curling skills for the government ‘spiel, we invite one and all to come have a great time and kick off the season at the Yellowknife Curling Centre!

To register, or for more information, call Marilyn @ 873-4805

Start Date:
Friday, October 24, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Curling Club
Contact:
Marilyn
Contact Phone:
873-4805

24 Music She Wrote

Join us in celebrating music by female composers across the ages. The show will also feature a Winter Lullaby by Yellowknife composer Carmen Braden.

A reception in the church hall will follow. Entry by donation. Sponsored by First Air and Capital Suites. Brought to you by Classics on Stage Yellowknife.

Start Date:
Friday, October 24, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

25 Freeman Patterson Visual Design Workshop

Lee Sacrey Photography Presents: Canadian photography legend Freeman

Patterson visual design workshop in Yellowknife

 

July 23, 2014 – Yellowknife, NT

 

Northern visual artists are in for a unique professional development opportunity this October when

Canadian master photographer Freeman Patterson holds a two-day workshop in Yellowknife.

Patterson has been a freelance photographer since 1965 and his contribution to the medium is

recognized around the world. He believes a sound knowledge of visual design is fundamental to clear

visual expression and focuses on this in his lectures. He’s also published 13 artistic and instructional

books on the subject of photographic art and visual design.

Presented by Lee Sacrey Photography, The Art of Seeing: A visual design workshop with Canadian legend

Freeman Patterson is a two-day workshop for all visual artists, from photographers to graphic designers,

which focuses on visual design, composition and expression.

“It’s an honour to be able to connect a photographer of this calibre with Yellowknife’s photographic and

visual arts community,” said photographer Lee Sacrey. “We have a stong, tight-knit community of

talented artists and photographers but it’s rare we have the opportunity to hear critical feedback and

learn from an artist as accomplished as Freeman.”

The workshop will be held in Yellowknife over the October 25-26 weekend in the Metis Dene

Development Fund Boardroom at 4908 50th Street, directly across from the RCMP headquarters. Each

day’s session runs 9-4 p.m. with a total cost of $400 for both days. Spaces in the workshop are limited.

For more information or to book a space in the workshop, contact:

Lee Sacrey

Email: lee@leesacreyphotography.com

Cell: 867-446-9788

Start Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Metis Dene Development Fund Boardroom
Contact Phone:
867-446-9788

25 Dreaming of Colour

Dreaming of colour art show Sale

 

Yellowknife artists Kevin Bolstad and Shawna Lampi-Legaree of Dancing Raven Studio will be showing and selling their respective artworks at 6 Bromley Drive on October 25th from 10 am - 4 pm.

Start Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:
10 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
6 Bromley Drive

25 Moccasins Workshop

$100 instructions only, (bring your own supplies), maximum 6 people

Learn the construction techniques to make a pair of local-style moccasins with an upper, leather, stroud flap and beaver fur trim.  A custom-fitted pattern will be created especially for your feet and for your (beaded) upper. (Bring a lunch and your materials!) Patterns and tools supplied.

Start Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

25 Fix It Fair! @ Northern United Place

Repair skills are disappearing from our communities as household goods become cheaper to replace than repair.

The Fix-it-Fair brings together skilled volunteers to fix household goods and to teach basic repair skills to the public, helping people save money and keep trash out of landfills by extending the lives of products. Recognizing the value of household goods will help to make a shift away from the throw away society that we have become!

Learn how to fix: Zippers, Sewing, Computers, Outdoor Gear, Bicycles, Home Winterization, and more!

Start Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:
1 - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Brian Kinzle
Contact Phone:
873-6019

25 Ryan McCord album release party

A big ol’ album release party!

Ryan McCord will be playing some solo songs, then he’ll be joined by the Old Town Sound (Andrea Bettger, Jeff Dineley, Devin Lake and Don Mackay) and special guests for some toe-tapping heel kicking tunes later in the evening.

CDs will be for sale at the show and the album should also be available for download on CDBaby on the same day. Tickets are $10, available at BK or from Ryan.

Start Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-4041

26 Mukluks – Moccasin Style - Workshop

$140 instructions only, (bring your own supplies), maximum 6 people

Using the same construction techniques as the pleated moccasins, learn how to make yourself a pair of mukluks to fit over your duffle liners.  The design possibilities are endless so bring whatever interests you, such as leather, fur, beadwork, duffle, canvas, ribbon, etc. Patterns and tools supplied. (Reminder: You must already have at least one duffle liner and/or slipper done, in order to fit the boot overtop).

Start Date:
Sunday, October 26, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

28 Preparation of Porcupine Quills for Jewelry Class

$40 (all supplies included), maximum 8 people
Starting with a bag of "fresh-picked" porcupine quills, this class teaches you how to process them for making jewelry. You will learn how to prepare the quills, which requires washing, sorting and clipping. Basic information on use and dyeing of quills is also included. If you enjoy fine detailed work, then this class is for you! (Note: this class is just to prep the quills. To learn how to use them in jewelry-making, take the “Quill and Brickstitch” class too.)

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

28 K.A.S.P In Behchoko and N'Dilo (Hip Hop Concert)

K.A.S.P (Keeping Stories Alive for the People) is an award-winning Aboriginal musician who shares his inspiring story through hip-hop. Come check it out! 

K.A.S.P was nominated for 2014 Best Entertainer of the Year at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards and won Best Hip-Hop Album of the Year from the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2008.

Behchoko Cultural Centre, Tuedsy October 28th.

N'Dilo Gym, Thursday October 30th.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.


Free Admission

Start Date:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time:
6:30 - 7 PM
Community:
N'Dilo
Where:
Two locations, read the description for details
Contact:
Marcus Jackson
Contact Phone:
1-888-669-5575
E-mail Address:

29 HALLOWEEN SKATE

The City of Yellowknife is hosting the annual Halloween Skate.  Show off your spooky costumes and Halloween spirit on the ice!  Halloween crafts will be available in the lobby.  

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time:
6 - 7:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex – Shorty Brown Arena
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

29 FACE OFF: HALLOWEEN @ The Gallery on 47th Street

We’re baaaaa-aaaaack! FACE OFF HALLOWEEN is a two-night photo exhibit and competition of creepy portraits where YOU, the audience, picks a winner.

Here’s how it works: join us for the opening of FACE OFF on WEDNESDAY, OCT 29th or THURSDAY, OCT 30th (if you can’t make the opening night) at THE GALLERY ON 47TH STREET.

Photographers have teamed up with models and make-up artists to create Halloween-inspired images that will be displayed anonymously. It is up to the general public to vote on their favourite artwork, by secret ballot. We will reveal the photographers and announce the winners on October 31st, Halloween. So come out, support Northern artists and enjoy what promises to be a totally unique and devilishly awesome exhibit!

Start Date:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time:
10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Gallery on 47th Street

30 3rd Annual Anonymous Art Show

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The Third Annual Anonymous Art Show is three weeks away and its time to come and get your canvases and start creating. 


 


The Show is schedule for opening on October 30 so the Art has to be returned to Gallery by the 28th.  You can cover the 6" x 6" canvases any way you want in the past we have had painted, beaded, mosaic, metalwork, collage, seal skin….. The only rule is that you only sign the back not the front. 


 


Canvases can be purchased at Down to Earth Gallery 2 for $10. 

Start Date:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time:
Gallery Hours
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Down to Earth Gallery
Contact Phone:
920-0711

30 Sealskin Mittens with Plush 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:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm (6 hours total)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944