Events

April

04 Kim Beggs Album Release Concert

Whitehorse folk singer Kim Beggs will host an album release concert for her fourth album, Beauty and Breaking, at the Top Knight Pub on Friday, April 4th. Special guest Ryan McChord will open up what promises to be an endearing folk performance with just a hint of country.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Black Knight or at the door.

Start Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
End Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Time:
8:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub

04 Northwestel Ski Loppet

Register at Zone 4 before Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

What is a loppet?
A fun and sociable long-distance cross-country skiing event for all ages and abilities. A 4 km, 15 km, and 25 km track is groomed through the wilderness with check points, drinks and cookies along the way and a bowl of hot chili at the finish line.

When is it?
Sunday April 6st, 2014. Start between 10:00 – 11:30 am, Trail closes at 3:00.

Where is it?
The start line is on the ice at the end of Vee Lake Road, a 20-minute drive from downtown Yellowknife.

How much does it cost?
Adults: $27, Juniors (6 – 17): $17, Kids under 6: Free

Information you need to know:

You must pick up your bib and information package at Overlander Sports, Saturday April 5, between 10:30 and 5:00.
The first 315 to pick up their bibs receive a custom designed 2014 loppet buff!
You must start your ski between 10:00 and 11:30. If you are skiing with a dog, you must start between 10:45 and 11:30.
Skiers who have not started by 11:30 will be marked down as Did Not Start. If they choose to ski anyhow, they will not be monitored at check points and will not be considered to be skiing the loppet.
New this year – you must pass the Jackson checkpoint by 12:30 in order to ski the 25 km route! Also, Banting check point will close at 2:00 pm, Jackson check point will close at 2:15, and the Finish Line will close at 3:00.
Please keep these times and your skiing pace in mind when you decide whether you will register for the 4 km, 15 km, or 25 km route.
These changes are being made to ensure skier safety on the trail and allow all our volunteers to enjoy a bowl of chili and the camaraderie of the event tent before it is packed up at the end of the day.

Start Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
End Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Time:
10:00 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Ski Club
Contact:
YK Ski Club
Contact Phone:
(867) 669-9754

04 YK Salsa presents: Salsa Dancing in April

YK Salsa Lessons are starting up again in April for a 5 week session. What better way to welcome the Spring!

BEGINNER $80: For those who have never danced before, and have always been curious about salsa dancing or even partner dancing in general. In this course you will learn the basic steps of salsa, how to find the salsa rhythm and some basic turns with your partner. Emphasis will be placed on how to lead and how to follow (building connection with your partner). 

Most Fridays from (7:30-8:30) April 4th, 11th, 15th (Tuesday), 25th and May 2nd

ADVANCED $80: For those looking to move beyond the basics and to really focus on hearing and feeling the rhythm of the clave. Emphasis will be placed on deeply feeling the music and dancing with confidence and style!

Most Sunday's from 7-8. April 6th, 13th, 16th (Wednesday), 27th and May 4th. 

PRACTICE SESSIONS $30 for students includes 5 sessions ($10 drop-In): Friday's from 8:30-9:30pm

ALL CLASSES HELD AT BELLA DANCE ACADEMY
Contact YK Salsa to register yksalsa@gmail.com or 445-6097 (ask for Summer)

Why I started teaching salsa: At a young age I learned ballroom dancing from my mom and dad, who are excellent dancers. At family gatherings or weddings my dad and I we would clear dance floors. Later at about age 17, there was one club my girlfriends and I could get into without being asked for identification, the local Latin club; that is where I learned salsa. As I had grown up with partner dancing and learned from a great lead how to follow, it wasn't very difficult to dance any kind of dance with other excellent leads. Salsa was a free form of improvisational dancing that I quickly grew to love.

Since then, I have taken lessons during university for four years, as well as one and two month training sessions in Cuba, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. Salsa was a great way I could socialize with the local people of Latin speaking countries, without really needing to speak the language. I have danced with men and women of all ages in my travels. Knowing salsa has proven to be a wonderful way to meet and interact with people in a really positive way.

I hope you will join us this session and also learn how to connect with others through dance!

- Summer Meyer

Start Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
End Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Time:
7:30 - 8:30pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Bella Dance Academy
Contact:
Summer Meyer
Contact Phone:
445-6097
E-mail Address:

04 Beggs-in' For More

Whitehorse's very own Kim Beggs will be taking over Top Knight this Friday evening. The singer-songwriter has "a voice as cool and refreshing as the Yukon River" and is expected to deliver an endearing folk performance with a country twang. 

Local singer songwriter Ryan McCord will be opening for Beggs. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Black Knight or at the door.

Start Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
End Date:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Community:
Where:
Top Knight Pub

05 The Art of Healing: Visualizing the Journey Within

A psycho-social support program specific to the needs of women undergoing cancer treatment and enduring post-cancer times, while utilizing the medium of art, coupled with guided group discussions with trained facilitators.

Our lives are filled with colour and each colour can represent a time, a place, an emotion, a connection... They are all detailed parts of our overall story and the journey that gets us there. 

Through the use of tempera watercolour paints and guided conversations, participants will explore the colours of their journey within to open up a place of healing and create a visual representation of that story. Let the paintbrush be your voice and paper be the ears to listen to what you have to share.

Come with an open heart, all materials provided. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Facilitated by: Anke Tuininga and Artist, Dianne Mercredi
 

Start Date:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time:
Saturday April 5, 9:00 - 5:00 and Sunday April 6, 10:00 - 4:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Aurora College, Second Floor, Room 213
Contact:
Johanna
Contact Phone:
(867) 445-5888
E-mail Address:

05 Family Ice Fishing Day

Fishing and fun are the themes for this weekend on Kam Lake as the Fly Kid Foundation in cooperation with the NWT Wildlife Federation, the City of Yellowknife, Polar Tech, Matrix Helicopters and Canadian Tire (Yellowknife) host the First Annual Family Ice Fishing Day on Kam Lake in Yellowknife.

The event is for all ages and is free to the general public.. no experience or equipement necessary... just dress warm and drop by the Kam Lake Boat launch, off Curry Drive from anytime between 1:00pm to 5:00pm and get ready to have some fun!

Background:

The Fly Kid Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages and teaches the principles of conservation, environmental awareness through fly fishing to Northern youth and their families that support them. The Fly Kid Foundation offers financial and mentorship support to young anglers who want to learn about fly fishing, conservation of fish habitat and awareness of sensitive Northern ecosystems and urban environments. Through our mentorship programs and successful community projects, we have worked with Yellowknife youth organization to share fly fishing and conservation principles with interested youth people and their families. 

Contact Brian Heppelle at 867-765-8882 for more information

Start Date:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time:
13:00 - 17:00
Community:
Where:
Kam Lake Boat Launch
Contact:
Brian Heppelle (Executive Director)
Contact Phone:
867-765-8882
E-mail Address:

06 Loppet Off!

The Northwestel Loppet will be taking place this Sunday morning at the entrance to the Vee Lake ice road. 

Participants in this "fun and sociable long-distance cross-country skiing event" have the choice of doing either a 4km, a 15km, or a 25km course. There will be drinks and cookies provided at the checkpoints along the way and a bowl of hot chili waiting for you at the finish line. 

Bibs for the race can be picked up from Overlander Sports throughout the day on Saturday. 

The first 315 people to pick up their bibs with receive a custom-designed 2014 Loppet Buff!

Start Date:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time:
Morning
Community:
Where:
Vee Lake Ice Road Entry

06 City of Yellowknife Volunteer Recognition Event

They City of Yellowknife is hosting its inaugural Volunteer Recognition Event.  All community volunteers are invited to attend where you will be recognized (informally or formally) for your dedication and hard work.  Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of food, entertainment, short presentations and the chance to mingle with friends and new faces.  The theme is "Seeds of Yellowknife" because we know that volunteers are the seeds of every organization in the community!

Community organizations are invited to participate in this event.  Up to 10 organizations will be able make a short presentation (2-4 minutes) to one/some of their volunteers as a way to formally recognize an important person or group whose volunteer work is invaluable.  We are also collecting responses from organizations in order to enhance the event.  Please check the event website for the Response Form and return by March 26, 2014. 

 

Please get in touch for more information or to sign up for a presentation slot.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time:
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex - DND Gym
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

09 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce AGM

April 9th at 3:30pm

in the Janvier Room, The Explorer Hotel

Registration is free – see contact information for YK Chamber Registration Form.

Current paid 2014 Yellowknife Chamber Members have voting privileges (one per company)

To register contact admin@ykchamber.com (867) 920-4944.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time:
3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Explorer Hotel Janvier Room
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-4944
E-mail Address:

09 NWT Chamber of Commerce AGM

April 9th  at 4pm in the Katimivak C Room Explorer Hotel

includes 2014 Business Conference April 9-10

Presentations and Keynotes include Meals including the President’s Dinner in The Explorer Hotel

 

Registration fee covers AGM and Business Conference– see attached NWT Chamber for Registration Form.

Both Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome to attend, but see NWT Chamber registration form for payment.

Deadline to register is April 4th to  admin@nwtchamber.com 3rd floor NWT Commerce Pl. 4921-49 St.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Community:
Where:
Explorer Hotel

12 Potato Basket Workshop

(2 days –Saturday/Sunday, 14 hours)

Instructor:  Rosanna Strong, Strong Interpretation

 

The pattern used for this basket has been traced back to the Appalachian Mountains with roots in England and Ireland.  A basket with a history not just for potatoes, these beautiful rib-style baskets can be used tote things around your house or garden. 

 

CLASS FEES:     $112  + materials $25

*does not include Guild Membership, $30/pp

To register, contact Rosanna directly at sinterp@ssimicro.com or 867-446-2799 or FB Experience Yellowknife with Strong Interpretation.  Deadline for registration:  April 1, 5 p.m.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time:
10 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Guild of Arts & Crafts
Contact:
Rosanna Strong
Contact Phone:
867-446-2799
E-mail Address:

15 Artist Demos at the Museum Cafe - April 19

Artist Demos for the 2014 season are open for participation.

The next Artist demonstrations will take place in the Museum Café at the Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Saturday, April 19th.

You must be an Aurora Arts Society member to participate, but if you aren't already don't worry - it is easy to join! You will be demonstrating your art for the public and are encouraged to bring samples with you. If you can, bring a small activity that the public can participate in or bring samples for them to take home.

Because we are paying artist fees and to encourage participation of the public, we discourage sales during the demos however, you are most welcome to promote your work and your studio while you are there. Coffee and snacks are provided and there is a $150 honorarium for participating.

Time:  11:30 - 4:00pm
Location :  The Museum Café
Upcoming dates are:

April 19
May 17
June 21

Choice is first come, first serve.

To participate please email aurorartsdemos@gmail.com
with the following information:

Your first and last name
The date you would like to participate
The type of art you will demonstrate:
Your email address:
Your telephone number(s):
Your address (so we can mail you a cheque)

If you need to register as an Aurora Arts Society member, you can download a membership form here.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time:
11 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Museum Cafe
E-mail Address:

16 Threat to Universal Health Care Presentation

Canada's health care system is at risk. Join us to learn what you can do!

Hear from expert panelists on the threat to universal health care in Canada. Speakers include Wendell Potter (Author, Health Policy Expert, Watchdog) and Michael McBane (Coordinator, Canadian Health Coalition).

Northern United Place Auditorium. Wednesday, April 16th, at 7:00pm

For information, call 867-920-2765, or email info@alternativesnorth.ca

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm
Community:
Where:
Northern United Place Auditorium
Contact Phone:
867-920-2765
E-mail Address:

17 Easter Skate

The City of Yellowknife is hosting the annual Easter Skate.  Come join the Easter bunny for a free skate and some Easter crafts.  Admission is free.

Start Date:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, April 17, 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:

18 Bunnies and eggs galore

The public is invited down to the McMahon Frame Lake Trail over Easter weekend (April 18 - 21) to view the new residents on the trail.  The Easter Bunny will also be making a visit early in the morning on Easter Sunday!

Start Date:
Friday, April 18, 2014
End Date:
Monday, April 21, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
McMahon Frame Lake Trail
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

18 Aurora Chorealis: Look to the Skies Choral Concert

Aurora Chorealis presents a quirky reflection on the harmony inherent within the universe.  The music reflects themes of space, time and sound and recognizes those who have explored and explained these phenomena. 

Connected by the spoken word, by actors Jo Pamplin and Jeremy Findlay and brought to life by dancers from the Yellowknife Dance Collective, the concert promises to be an dynamic and engaging choral frolic.

Tickets available from NACC Box Office or online at www.naccnt.ca
Adults $25
Seniors/students

Start Date:
Friday, April 18, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
Adri Henning
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:
Website:

20 Carnival for a Cure

Sunday April 20th at the Multiplex DND Gym 11:00am – 4:00pm

Lots of games, prizes and fun!

Adults: $5

Kids 13 and up 4: $2

Kids under 12: free

Start Date:
Sunday, April 20, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Time:
11 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex - DND Gym

23 Of Camels, Mammoths, and Giant Beavers

Of Camels, Mammoths, and Giant Beavers
The Ice Age in Canada's North

The North was a vastly different place 20,000 years ago. Woolly mammoths, horses and bison roamed the grassy plains of the steppe that stretched from Asia, across the Bering Land Bridge to the far corners of the Northwest Territories. Join Yukon palaeontologist Grant Zazula as he discusses fossil finds from the ice age world and their importance to Canada's North. 

Stop by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Wednesday, April 23th, at 7:00 pm to join us in the Evening Presentation Series.
 

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
E-mail Address:

24 CDETNO Dress to Impress launch invitation

The CDETNO Career Centre is proud to present: Dress to Impress. Through this program we will

provide jobseekers with professional clothing to wear to an upcoming job interview or to a new

job.

Very often, jobseekers are in a tough spot while job searching and during the first few weeks or

months in a new job, having limited resources to spend on business clothing during this time.

As an extension to the programs already offered at the Career Centre, Dress to Impress aims to

decrease the initial cost of acquiring a working wardrobe and to prepare jobseekers for

interviews and the first weeks on the job. Through personal and informative appointments,

Career Centre staff will assist jobseekers to find the perfect outfit. The combination of the right

outfit and a boosted confidence will help make our clients look at their best.

 

How can you help?

We are looking for professional business clothing to build a professional wardrobe so we can help

our clients to find the outfit that fits the job and their profile.

If you have professional clothing to donate, please drop them off at the Career Centre anytime

during opening hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm).

Our only requirements are easy as ABCD:

A – Appropriate for interviews;

B – Best Possible Condition;

C – Clean and washed,

D - Donated on hangers if possible

 

Launch

Join us for the official launch of the Dress to Impress program on April 24, 2014 4pm-7pm at the

Career Centre. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Bring along your clothing donations!

Career Centre 116, 5109 48th Street (Nunasi building)

For more information contact Stephanie at (867) 873 8790 or career_manager@cdetno.com

Thank you for supporting a much needed service, provided by CDETNO!

Start Date:
Thursday, April 24, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time:
4 - 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:

25 Yellowknife Street Stories Book Launch

Join Kyle Thomas on April 25th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Gallery on 47th for the launch of his book Yellowknife Street Stories.

 

Yellowknife Street Stories is a 54 page book featuring original photos and stories from the streets of Yellowknife. The book features 12 different people, all from different backgrounds with different stories to share. Some stories touching on the past, the joys and the troubles, while others stay in the present and speak about what it is like surviving off the streets.

The exhibition continues on Saturday, April 25th from 6 - 10 pm.

 

Excerpt:

Living in tents on the outskirts of town isn’t uncommon and many of the homeless who do come up with unique ways of heating them. Some insulate with newspaper or whatever else they can find, while others use propane stoves. Leonard and Gina had a propane stove. Unfortunately in such a small space, fire becomes a real hazard. Leonard and Gina learned that lesson the hard way.

Books will be available for purchase as well 15 original images will be on display highlighting the stories of a group of people often unheard from. Come out and take it all in for yourself.

Start Date:
Friday, April 25, 2014
End Date:
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Gallery on 47th Street
Contact:
Kyle Thomas
E-mail Address:

27 INTRODUCTION TO GEOCACHING

Geocaching is the modern day version of treasure hunting assisted by GPS and the internet. Beginner geocachers are invited to this introductory course where they will learn some of the basic components of geocaching to kick off the summer season. To register, please go online to econnect or call 669-3457.

 

The registration fee is $10.00 and includes an Inuksuk Trackable Tag and Micro-coin set or a Canada Geocoin (artwork by Robbie Craig).

 

Please create an account at www.geocaching.com prior to the course and bring a handheld GPS unit or an electronic device with GPS capabilities.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 27, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time:
12:30 - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
City Hall - Lower Boardroom
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

29 YELLOWKNIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

The 2014 Yellowknife Music Festival will take place from April 29 to May 6 and will offer educational performance opportunities in piano, voice, woodwinds,  brass, recorder, guitar, strings, choir and band.  Student musicians are encouraged to take advantage of this excellent performance and learning opportunity!

The Festival culminates in a Showcase concert on Wednesday May 21, 2014.  Please join us to hear the wonderful music that our musicians have to offer.

Donations are welcome and will be used to support future festivals and continuing education scholarships.  Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door at all sessions of the Festival, or contact ykmusicfestival@gmail.com.

Please go to our website at http://www.yellowknifemusicfestival.com for more information.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time:
see event website for performance dates and times
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
To be announced on event website
E-mail Address: