Events

July

Jul 04 YKACL Summer Youth Program 2017

Teens and Young Adults aged 13 to 25 are invited to join our FREE summer program! Activities will be based on the needs, skills and interests of participants. The registration deadline is June 23rd.

Start Date:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
End Date:
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Location will be announced to registrants
Contact:
Michael
Contact Phone:
920-2644
Website:

Jul 05 Wine tasting & food pairing: 3 French Bs: Bordeaux, Bergerac, Beaujolais

Bordeaux – one of the most recognized and appreciated wine regions in the world! This evening we will experience white Bordeaux from Entre-Deux Mers and the Right Bank, a rosé from the Right Bank, and two charming red Bordeaux from the Right and Left Banks.

Bergerac is to the immediate east of Bordeaux, north of the Dordogne river. Opimian sources value wines of quality and we shall try one from Château Pique-Segue that has great potential for cellaring.

Beaujolais produces wines from the ethereal Gamay grape. The best producers of the Beaujolais Crus elicit wines that are low in tannin, sensual & evocative on the palate, guaranteed to make you smile. We will try a basic Beaujolais and two crus.

Finally we will round the evening out by returning to Bordeaux – Sauternes to be exact – for a sweet denouement!

A selection of well-paired hors d’oeuvres catered by Arctic Sustainable Harvesting. NWT Opimian is thrilled to have Arctic Sustainable Harvesting once again pairing their locally harvested wild sustainable products with our wonderful Opimian wines!
Mike Kalnay is a local food forager and chef. Over the years he has accumulated a plethora of life experiences involving food & wine – he spends his springtime with the Culinary Institute of America and his fall time with Cordon Bleu, when not
wandering abroad.

Cancellation accepted only until 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 2nd; substitutions permitted at any time with notice.

Members & First Guest $85
Additional Guests $95 ($10 of which will be a certificate that can be used towards a membership)

Start Date:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Chez Taylors
Contact:
Opimian Northwest Territories Chapter
Contact Phone:
867-765-8218
Website:

Jul 06 2017 Midnight Sun Fly In

The Midnight Sun Fly In Association will be hosting the 2017 Midnight Sun Fly In from July 6 - 9, 2017 in Yellowknife, NT.  Planned activities include a fly-out picnic, live entertainment, dockside dining, airplane rides, pancake breakfast, memorial fly-past, and great bush pilot conversation.  Experience incredible backcountry flying in Canada's spectacular Northwest Territories.  Float and wheel planes welcome.  See our website at www.midnightsunflyin.com for more information.

Start Date:
Thursday, July 6, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time:
See event website for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Various, see event website for details

Jul 08 Fish Fry & Brrrlesque at Midnight Sun Fly In

The Midnight Sun Fly In is excited to present Brrrlesque outside at the Wardair Dock on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Join local and visiting bush pilots for a northern fish fry and performances by Brrrlesque.  Visit our website at www.midnightsunflyin.com for further details and to purchase tickets online.

Tickets $60

Start Date:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time:
6 - 11 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Wardair Dock, Wiley Road

Jul 08 Dockside BBQ Dinner at Midnight Sun Fly In

Join local and visiting bush pilots for a Dockside BBQ Dinner on the Wardair Dock on Sunday, July 9, 2017 during the Midnight Sun Fly In.  Enjoy ribeye steak, music and great bush pilot comraderie.  Visit our website at www.midnightsunflyin.com for further details and to purchase tickets online.

Start Date:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time:
6 - 11 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Wardair Dock, Wiley Road

Jul 09 Yellowknives Dene First Nation Community Wellness: 2017 Summer Culture Camp

Wellness has an upcoming Culture Camp – Sunday, July 9 to Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Mackenzie Island. This camp is for ages 12 and up and we would also like to encourage families to come and camp out. The main focus of this camp is traditional medicine which they will learn about to collect and use. There will also be hiking, setting fish net, canoeing, team building games and dene games. To sign up please contact our office at 920-2925

Start Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time:
Contact organizers to find out more
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Mackenzie Island
Contact Phone:
920-2925

Jul 09 Yellowknife Air Show

The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour is flying in for an AMAZING AIRSHOW! 

This is going to be a huge event so the team is extremely excited to see everyone at the show over Back Bay 1-3pm

Hope to see you all there! More info about pilots, schedule and past events at https://www.facebook.com/arctictour150/ and www.caat2017.com 

https://www.facebook.com/arctictour150/
www.caat2017.com

If you'd like to own a kilometre of the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour's 97-show, 31,000 epic journey from the Yukon to Labrador, visitwww.crowdrise.com/ArcticTour150.

Start Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time:
1 pm - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Back Bay, Old Town
Website:

Jul 10 Saxifrage Studio Summer Art Program: En PLein Air (Ages 6 - 12)

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Monet, Van Gogh and Matisse, we will explore Yellowknife’s most coulorful and characteristic neighborhoods to capture wild and impressionistic views of these places with an emphasis on colour and brushstrokes.

 

Cost: $285

 

Day camp runs from Monday to Friday. Camp begins at 9:00am (drop off is between 8:30 -9:00am) and runs until 4:00pm (pick up is between 4:00-4:30pm) A typical day will include: a morning excursion, picnic lunch, free play and an afternoon in studio art lesson

Requirements:
Good walking shoes, small backpack, a snack, a picnic lunch, a water bottle, and appropriate painting/hiking clothes

Provided:

All art materials, including portable easel and sketchpad and the occasional summer treat!

To Register: I accept E-Transfer, cheque and cash. Please make cheque payable to ‘Tracey Bryant’

Start Date:
Monday, July 10, 2017
End Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5507 47th Street (off school draw)
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
Contact Phone:
445-8302

Jul 14 Folk on the Rocks Music Festival

Folk on the Rocks (FOTR) Annual Music Festival has come a long way since founder Rod Russell and his band of folkie go-getters re-booted a small outdoor gig on the shores of Frame Lake, and transported it over to Long Lake in the summer in 1980.

FOTR is one of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing performers from the NWT, Nunavut and all across Canada for the North’s biggest party under the midnight sun.

More than 24 hours of programming on five stages, including a children's area and a beer garden, promises fun and enjoyment for all ages. Along with the music, crowds can savour international and traditional cuisine at the food fair, buy Northern creative works, and check out other non-profit groups and activities in the artisan tent.

Come delight in this musical offering and be a part of the magic as performers from all over Canada and the world create and collaborate in the biggest artistic jam in the North.

 

Warm the Rocks

Folk begins on Friday with Warm the Rocks. Warm up your weekend with family friendly musical acts in Somb- Ke Civic Plaza during the sunny noon hour. Musical acts take a quick hiatus in the afternoon and resume again in the early evening. The party begins later in the evening for a warm up of what the weekend has to offer at the beer garden stage – a sampling of artists will play to get you ready for the two full days ahead. Tickets for this event are available at the door only.

For more details on Warm The Rocks check out the Festival schedule.

 

Performers

City and Colour  Shad
Jason Collett  Operators The Pack A.D.
Tanika Charles The Dead South Elephant Stone
Northcote The Bushman NT Megan Nash + Bears in Hazenmore
Digawolf  Chocolat Moe Clark
Scary Bear Soundtrack  The Trade Offs
Earthbound Trio Rosie and The Riveters
Nadia Gaudet + Jason Burnstick Ava Wild Boots and The Hoots
Justin Nozuka Rellik Priscilla’s Revenge Ukes of Hazard
Nick Jackson Cynergii Veronica Johnny YK Throat Singers
Miraj featuring Taiga Yoga Bella Dance Academy
NWT Creative Collective Special Showcase
Youth Showcase presented by Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife
Yellowknife Dene Drummers

Start Date:
Friday, July 14, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time:
All weekend, see event schedule for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Long Lake, Folk on the Rocks Festival Site

Jul 19 Wine tasting & food pairing: Burgundy & Provence: Winedown Wednesday

This evening we will indulge in Burgundy & Provence, pairing Opimian wines with sumptuous regional pairings.

Bourgogne covers most of eastern central France and produces some of the world’s most expensive wines, alongside some of the most under-valued and well-priced ones. Burgundians cling to their traditions and proudly show their cultural heritage through their food & wine offerings.

Lavender-covered Provence is, well, rosé nirvana, with outstanding landscapes bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Beyond rosé, however, are also red and whites of merit and surprising value. Tasty treats in the Provençal cuisine repertoire include tapenades, pastas, herbs & breads. All of which we will sample!

The wines from this event are aligned with C251 open for ordering from July 7 until August 11, 2017. 

Wines & Menu

Bourgogne Aligoté, AOC, 2015 with Goat Cheese, Apricot & Honey

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, La Justice, Chardonnay, AOC, 2015 with Curried Avocado Egg Bites

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Vignes Moingeon, Chardonnay, AOC, 2015 with Mini Great Slave Whitefish Cakes

La Source, Château Vignelaure, AOC Côteaux d’Aix, Provence, Rosé (Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah), 2015 with Provençal Penne Pasta with Herbs & Tomatoes

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Pinot Noir, AOC, 2015 with Rosemary Flatbread with Blue Cheese, Grapes & Honey 

Beaune, Les Bon Feuvres, Pinot Noir, AOC, 2015 with Roasted Mushrooms with Herbs

Domaine Cruchandeau, Ladoix, Les Ranches, Pinot Noir, AOC, 2014 with Coq au Vin Sampling

Le Page, Vignelaure, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot IGP, Méditerranée, 2011 with Tapenade Toasts

Founder’s Choice, 40th Vintage Château Vignelaure, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah, 2010 with Daube Sampling

Château Vignelaure, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah, AOC Côteaux d’Aix en Provence, 2012 with Le Fromage 
 

Members & First Guest $85.00

Additional Guests $95 ($10 of which will be a certificate that can be used towards a membership)

Start Date:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Chez Taylors
Contact Phone:
867-765-8218

Jul 24 Saxifrage Studio Summer Art Program: Artful Stories (Ages 6-12)

Cost $285
We will explore the art of storytelling through the whimsical world of illustrative artists such as Dr. Seuss and William Steig. Add a little splosh of Hieronymus Bosch and Surrealism and imaginations will be encouraged to run wild in this super adventurous week of wacky art!

 

Important Art Camp Information
Day camp runs from Monday to Friday. Camp begins at 9:00am (drop off is between 8:30 -9:00am) and runs until 4:00pm (pick up is between 4:00-4:30pm) A typical day will include: a morning excursion, picnic lunch, free play and an afternoon in studio art lesson

 

Requirements:
Good walking shoes, small backpack, a snack, a picnic lunch, a water bottle, and appropriate painting/hiking clothes

 

Provided: All art materials, including portable easel and sketchpad and the occasional summer treat!


To Register: I accept E-Transfer, cheque and cash. Please make cheque payable to ‘Tracey Bryant’

Start Date:
Monday, July 24, 2017
End Date:
Friday, July 28, 2017
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5507 47th Street (off school draw)
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
Contact Phone:
445-8302

Jul 26 Wine tasting & food pairing: The Languedoc-Roussillon: Winedown Wednesday

With its long growing season, huge soil range, varying microclimates in the Massif foothills, and the cooling influence of the Mistral & Tramontane, the Languedoc-Roussillon has the perfect growing conditions for a multitude of varietals.

The 2015 vintage is considered to be very promising, especially at the top end, as the abundance of hot weather provided plentiful ripeness.

Jancis Robinson writes “How many times do we have to make the point that the Languedoc offers some of the finest value in the wine world before this exciting region gets the credit it deserves?” Indeed! And this evening, our wine selections will help to prove the point!

Please join us for a sumptuous sipping of Opimian wines from the LanguedocRoussillon, well-paired with a variety of French hors d’oeuvres. The wines from this event are aligned with C251, open for ordering from July 7 until August 11, 2017.

Wines & Menu:

Tortoise Creek, Viognier, Le Verger, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2015

Lagarde Blanc, IGP Comté Tolosan, Sélection du Vigneron, 2015 (Ugni Blanc & Colombard)
Paired with Gougeres (French Cheese Puffs)

Domaine Blomac, Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2015
Paired with Pears & Camembert

Mr. Paul, IGP Côte de Gascogne Blanc, 2015 (Colombard & Gros Manseng)
Paired with Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread

Syrah Rosé, Baronnie de Canet, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2015 (Syrah)
Paired with Roasted Beets with Tarragon

Maison Belleroche, Merlot, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2015
Paired with Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

Tortoise Creek, Carignan Vieilles Vignes, IGP Pays d’Herault, 2015
Paired with French Onion Tartlets

Château Canet, AOP Minervois, Rouge, 2015
Paired with Mini Potato Gratin Stacks

Grande Merveille, Syrah-Grenache, AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages, 2013
Paired with Tourtiere (Meat Pie)

Domaine Blomac, Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2015
Paired with French Onion Soup with Syrah

Domaine Canet Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2015
Paired with Spicy, smoky dark chocolate

Cancellation accepted only until 6:00 PM Sunday, July 23rd; substitutions permitted at any time with notice. 

Members & First Guest $85
Additional Guests $95 ($10 of which will be a certificate that can be used towards a membership)

Start Date:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Chez Taylors
Contact Phone:
867-765-8218