Events

September

Sep 01 Art Class Registration Opens

Registration for the 2016/2017 art classes opens  at midnight on September 1st.  These classes fill up quickly as there are only 6 spaces available in each class. You can take also advantage of the Early Bird Registration savings!  For more information head over to

http://www.dancingravenstudio.ca/workshops.html

Start Date:
Thursday, September 1, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Time:
12:00 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Online or by phone (classes held at 6 Bromley Drive)
Contact:
Shawna Lampi-Legaree
Contact Phone:
920.4290

Sep 02 Serious Art Kids

We will have a lot of fun learning about pain with emphasis on colour theory. All levels from beginners to intermediates are welcome. In the end you will have your very own 8x10" masterpiece.

Price: $60 each session, $45 each session if you sign up for all 4 sessions.

Location: 3806 Bretzlaff Drive (Cabin next to the Gallery of the Midnight Sun).

To register call (867) 446-1818 or register online at jammedstudio.com

Start Date:
Friday, September 2, 2016
End Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time:
Fridays in September 6-9pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
3806 bretzlaff drive
Contact:
jessica McVicker
Contact Phone:
(864) 446-1818

Sep 02 JAMmed Studio: Painting Workshops Continued for September

Parents can also register with their serious art kids 
(Ages 9 - 14 must register with an adult)

Painting is a beautiful way to express yourself and to deepen your appreciation for your surroundings.
During this workshop you will be creating your very own 8x10" master piece. You will get your hands dirty dabbling in colour theory, mark making with brushes, composition and all sorts of other painterly stuff. You will also get to watch a demonstration from the instructor which helps further ones understanding of painting and the process. All levels from beginners to intermediates are welcome.

 

Price: $60/ $45 for serious art kids (one 3 hour session) includes materials

Start Date:
Friday, September 2, 2016
End Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time:
Summers in September, 6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio
Contact:
Jessica McVicker
Contact Phone:
867-446-1818
Website:

Sep 02 Dog Island Floating Film Festival

The Dog Island Floating Film Festival is set for tonight, weather permitting. If the torch on Dog Island in Yellowknife Bay is lit, residents are welcome to get in a canoe, canoe, kayak or boat to watch free films. Organizers advise attendees to wear a life-jacket, dress warm, carry a flashlight and travel with a partner. If Friday's weather is poor, an alternate date is set for Saturday evening.

Start Date:
Friday, September 2, 2016
End Date:
Friday, September 2, 2016
Time:
21:00-23:00
Community:
Where:
Yellowknife Bay

Sep 06 Grow together Brown Bag Lunch - Final harvests and garden rest

As part of the GROW together gardening workshop series, the Yellowknife Community Garden Collective and ITI, North Slave Agriculture team are hosting a bi-weekly brown bag lunch event and you are invited! It is happening every second Tuesday throughout the summer and fall.

 

Share garden tips and ask questions during lunch hour at the City YK Park/ Somba K’e Park.

 

Bring lunch and a blanket and your gardening questions or tips.

If you know of anyone that would like to be added to the distribution list, please provide the full name, phone number and email address to Laura_Vittrekwa@gov.nt.ca

 

For more information contact Agriculture Mentor for the North Slave Region, lone_sorensen@gov.nt.ca

Start Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Time:
Noon
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e Civic Plaza
Contact:
Lone Sorensen
E-mail Address:

Sep 07 September Classes for Kids - What is Stop Motion Animation?

What is Stop Motion Animation?
Stop motion animation is when you move an object a little bit at a time all the while taking photos of each little movement. When you put these photos together they become an animation which is called stop motion. Famous animations such as “Wallace and Gromet” and “Pingu” are done by using stop animation. During this class the students will be exploring what makes a great animation so great? We will also learn about how to create memorable characters. By the end of the class the students will have made their very own animation!

Price: $150 for four classes (one full day and three 2 hour sessions) includes materials

Start Date:
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:
Wednesday Sept 7th 6-8pm, Wednesday Sept 14th 6-8pm, Sunday Sept 25th 10am-3:30pm, Wednesday Sept 28th 6-8pm.
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio
Contact:
Jessica McVicker
Contact Phone:
867-446-1818
Website:

Sep 08 Starting a Conversation: Sex Assault and Criminal Justice

Presentations by:

Professor Elaine Craig - Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, "Ethical obligations of lawyers in sexual assault cases"
Lani Cooke - information from the "Hush Hush No More" research report conducted by the YWCA - Yellowknife

Caroline Wawzonek - NWT Branch of the Canadian Bar Association - Introduction to the criminal trial as a system of justice - role of the defense.

EVERYONE WELCOME!

(867) 873-6010

Start Date:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time:
7 pm - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place Auditorium

Sep 10 Fine Wine at Twin Pine

It's time to wrap up, get cozy and, once again, prepare ourselves for winter…but not quite yet!  Fall in love with Opimian wines from Portugal, Chile, Argentina, France & South Africa as you taste them alongside Chef Robin's exquisite cuisine! 

Chef Robin graduated from culinary school in 1990 and cooked his way across Canada returning to Yellowknife in 2004. In 2011 he started the food truck craze in town with Wiseguy Foods. He was a contestant on Chopped Canada and has represented the NWT nationally. After a very successful 4 years, he opened Twin Pine Diner in the summer of 2015. 

At the reception you will taste wine from the southern tip of the South African continent & from the western edge of the Iberian peninsula. 

Our formal tasting highlights three Portuguese wines - the well known vinho verde, the lesser known arinto and a sincerely delicious blend featuring Portugal's national red grape - Touriga Nacional. 

We will continue to indulge your tastebuds over dinner with exceptional cuisine paired with very distinct sumptious wines, followed by dessert featuring a very fine port - Churchill Graham's Quinta Gricha Vintage Port from 2013.  

Come out to enjoy a wonderful evening of delicious food & impressive wines.  Our last event at Twin Pine sold out quite quickly, so register soon to avoid disappointment. 

Opimian Members & their First Guest: $110.00

Additional Nonmember Guests: $120.00

NWT Opimian is our local chapter of a national not-for-profit wine club (www.opim.ca). Our local chapter is lead by wine-loving volunteers, Gillian Dawe-Taylor & Simon Taylor, who are Wine Spirit Education Trust certified wine educators.

Opimian members can order exclusive wines from around the world with club pick up points in Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, Norman Wells, Inuvik & Iqaluit. Please note that only club members can order wine.

Start Date:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Twin Pines Diner, Inside the Arnica Inn
Contact:
Gillian or Simon
Contact Phone:
8677658218
E-mail Address:
Website:

Sep 14 Yellowknife Living Together Symposium

Living Together is a series of events taking place across Canada to take the pulse of multiculturalism and consider how different Canadian cities are facing the challenge of creating a more inclusive, successful society.
Join us for a day-long exploration with local residents, community leaders, researchers and young people of the values, attitudes and beliefs — as well as the ongoing struggles and divides — that shape Yellowknife — and Canada.

Start Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Sep 15 "The Hunting Ground" Screening

On Thursday, September 15, at 6:00p.m., in the meeting room, Yellowknife Public Library will be airing THE HUNTING GROUND. This 2015 documentary film, directed by Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award winner, Kirby Dick, is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Recommended for post-secondary students and parents of present or future post-secondary students.

This presentation will be followed by an optional discussion and refreshments will be served.

Made possible through a grant from the Status of Women Council of the N.W.T. for Family Violence Awareness Week.

Start Date:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

Sep 17 NWT Council for Disabilitie Golf Tournament

The NWT Council for Disabilities is hosting a fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday, September 17th, to raise money for those with disabilities. The annual event, called NWT Council for Disabilities Best Ball Tournament, will be held at the Yellowknife Golf Club.

Start Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:
All-day event
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Golf Club
Contact Phone:
867-873-4326

Sep 17 Annual Multiplex Garage Sale Extravaganza

Come to the multiplex to browse a vast selection of secondhand goods! You literally have no idea what you might find! Low prices! Great savings! Help the earth by recycling gently-used products rather than buying stuff new at exorbitant prices! Everything must GO!

Start Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:
8 am - 1 pm
Community:
Where:
Multiplex Arena

Sep 17 50th Anniversary Party YWCA Yellowknife

Come celebrate our 50th year milestone with us - bring the whole family to the City Park across from Just Fitness at 4920-54 Ave on September 17 from 11-2 for a free family celebration with food, bannock, kids activities, Dene drummers and local entertainment: fiddle music and tunes with Miranda Currie, musical melodies with Stephen Kakfwi, great songs from singer/songwriter Grey Gritt, and more!

Start Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:
11 am - 2 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
City Park across from Just Fitness at 4920-54 Ave

Sep 17 TAILS Open House

Children between the ages of 6 - 12, who love dogs and want to practice reading, can book 20 minutes with a specially trained dog.

This program is offered in partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Open House: Saturday, September 17th 2:00 - 3:00: Come to the Open House to listen to a dog story, learn about the program, meet the dogs and their handlers, and have a snack!

Sessions: Saturdays, September 24th - December 3rd, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration required. Registration begins on Monday, September 19th and will be capped at 4 sessions per child. 

Start Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:
2 - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

Sep 17 Warrior Strong Fight League presents Xcessive Force FC 11

Mark your calendars, folks! On September 17th, 2016, MMA comes back to Yellowknife, when Warrior Strong Fight League presents Xcessive Force FC 11. We are excited to bring you an amazing card, stacked with tones of talent! Tickets will be $60 in advance, $80 at the door and VIP tables are available. www.wsfl.ca

Start Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex Arena
Contact Phone:
867-920-5616
Website:

Sep 19 Yellowknife Public Library presents: Science Literacy Week

·       What: Science Literacy Week  / Come to the library and check out some great science books and STEM kits for any age, on display all this week. On Thursday, September 22, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., join Viktor Terlaky, Senior Petroleum Geologist with the Northwest Territories Geological Survey, for an engaging and enlightening look at his work.

·       When: September 19th to the 25th

·       Where: Yellowknife Public Library (talk by Viktor Terlaky in the meeting room)

·       Contact: John Mutford, Public Services Librarian 669-3452

Start Date:
Monday, September 19, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time:
Week-long event
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library
Contact:
John Mutford, Public Services Librarian
Contact Phone:
669-3452

Sep 20 CPAWS-NWT Annual General Meeting

It’s our 20th Anniversary!

This year, CPAWS-NWT celebrates 20 years of working with residents, governments and organizations to conserve the land, water and wildlife of the NWT for current and future generations.

If you are interested in joining CPAWS-NWT as a volunteer board member, we’d love to meet you!

For more information about the AGM or volunteering for CPAWS-NWT, please contact:

867-873-9893 or e-mail nwtadmin@cpaws.org

www.cpawsnwt.org

Start Date:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
867-873-9893
E-mail Address:

Sep 22 Something Old New Strange & Blue (Art Show and Sale)

Art Show & Sale

Paintings by Emily Smits
Opening Night on the Autumn Equinox

Thursday, September 22nd – 6:30 – 9:00 pm

At Down to Earth Gallery, Yellowknife

On Display September 23-25th, 2016

Start Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time:
6:30 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Down to Earth Gallery
Contact:
Emily Smits
Contact Phone:
867-445-8169
Website:

Sep 22 Portraits of Resilience Opening and Talk

Christine Germano is a professional photographer. Her passion for photography and skill working with youth led her to become the Artistic Director of the Portraits of Resilience project for Many Strong Voices. Portraits of Resilience provide a photojournalist voice for youth regarding how climate change is not a concept or a topic for small talk, but a heartfelt reality.

Christine will share the stories behind the photographic panels on exhibit as well as share how photography has been both a source of healing and risk for her and the youth with whom she collaborates.

Start Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time:
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact Phone:
867-767-9347 ext. 71472
E-mail Address:

Sep 23 Movies in the Park

he City of Yellowknife invites residents to enjoy “Movies in the Park” the evening of Friday September 23,2016. A large format screen will be set up in the Somba K’e Civic Plaza. This will be a double feature showing Finding Dory at 7:00pm and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) at 8:45pm.

 

Residents are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and to dress warmly.

 

In the event of a cancellation the public will be notified by 5 p.m. on September 23 through the City’s social media feeds and website.

 

Find the City of Yellowknife at:

https://www.facebook.com/OurYellowknife/

https://twitter.com/OurYellowknife 

Start Date:
Friday, September 23, 2016
End Date:
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K’e Civic Plaza
Contact:
Holly Ferris Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867-920-5676
E-mail Address:

Sep 24 International Lute Festival presents Tango Boreal in partnership with Hay River Early Music Society

Tango Boréal

 

Tango Boréal acts as a space for creation where impressionist music meets the blues - which will play an important part in this year’s show.

The trio includes the poignant Denis Plante playing the accordian-like bandoneon, guitarist David Jacques, who also takes on the charango - a stringed instrument resembling a small ukulele - as well as bassist Ian Simpson.

The trio returns with song Pampa Blues by Plante who was inspired by his wanderings from one end of the Americas to the other.

From Pampa to Taïga, Plante’s music explores lands of open horizons, freedom and hope. His bandoneón deploys its impressionistic palette and the tango is tinged with the blues.

Tango Boréal’s first record wowed critics and won the Opus for the best record of world music in 2012.

Start Date:
Saturday, September 24, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
867.766.6101
E-mail Address:
Website:

Sep 25 Classics on Stage Yellowknife Presents: Music at the Museum

The opening concert for this season of monthly free concerts of classical music, presented by Classics on Stage Yellowknife on the last Sunday of every month from September to June, in the Museum cafe.

 

Start Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time:
3:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Cafe
E-mail Address:

Sep 25 2016 Yellowknife Dance Collective Annual Community Class and Audition

2016 Community Class

Join us for a free, fun, and accessible contemporary dance class!  Our Community Class is open to anyone 18 years of age +

Sunday, September 25 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at Bella Dance Academy (349 Old Airport Rd)

 

2016 Audition

Take a free, fast-paced advanced contemporary dance class with us if you are interested in becoming a YDC member.  Open to dancers 18 years and older.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the audition forms.  Email: ykdancecollective@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, September 27 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Bella Dance Academy (349 Old Airport Rd)

Start Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Bella Dance Academy
E-mail Address:

Sep 25 Presentation & Discussion (Open to Public) at YK ARCC

Join YK ARCC and OPEN* to help design and install a temporary project in Yellowknife’s Downtown in the theme of Winter Cities.

Presentation from OPEN members demonstrating ‘Design Impact’. Focus of presentation will be on small-scale high-impact projects completed by collaborators and members of the group. 

-     Discussion to follow the presentation. Invitation for local artist/designers to contribute to the conversation and reflect on their experiences working in Yellowknife. 

Start Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Time:
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Artist-Run Community Centre
Contact:
Mary Kelly
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341
E-mail Address:

Sep 26 Saxifrage Studio Presents: 2016 Fall Art Program-Mini Masters/Masterpiece Sundays

I am pleased to present my fall art program for kids starting on Sunday September

26th. There are two programs: Mini Masters for ages 4-6 and Masterpiece Sundays

for ages 7-11.

 

I aspire to make my home studio a place of magic, inspiration and learning for kids.

My classes are available for young artists of all skill levels.

 

I love incorporating the work of famous artists and children’s literature with art

lessons, and anything to do with fun, colorful art. Each class and art project

explores a different theme or artist’s style, art medium and technique. In this fun

and creative approach to art making, young artists will develop their artistic skills

while having fun exploring different art movements and techniques. Students will

be encouraged to experiment with line, color, mark making, pattern, value and

perspective and to push boundaries in their thinking, to be creative and critical

thinkers.

 

Mediums we will work in will be acrylic paint, watercolors, ink, pastels, collage,

printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

 

If you are interested in registering your child I accept, cheque, cash or email

money transfer. Once I receive your payment your spot is reserved. All art

materials are included in price. Please register early as I have limited spots!

Thanks! If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call.

Start Date:
Monday, September 26, 2016
End Date:
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time:
Contact organizer for times and locations
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Saxifrage Studio
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
Contact Phone:
445-8302

Sep 26 YK Film Festival 2016

Local films selected for the 2016 festival

 The 10th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival is excited to announce several films of local and regional interest, by high-profile Northern filmmakers. During the Festival (September 26 to October 2, 2016), audiences will be able to enjoy films from around Canada’s North, reflecting the multitude of perspectives at home in the Territories. 

 Magliutit (Zacharias Kunuk, Nunavut) 

 Koneline (Nettie Wild, Alaska/Yukon) 

 The Sun At Midnight (Kirsten Carthew & Amos Scott, NWT) 

 Painted Girl (Jen Walden, NWT) 

 I Had A Bad Back Then I Got Hit By A Cab (Graham Shishkov, NWT) 

 Con Kids (Terry Woolf, Gary Milligan, Pat Braden, NWT) 

 Gotsokati (Mason Mantla & CART, Behchoko) 

 Princess Jack (Lesley Johnson, NWT/Ontario) 

 SHIFT (Kelley Milner, Yukon) 

 

The Yellowknife International Film Festival takes place every fall, and features a variety of local and international films of all genres and for all audiences. The 2016 Festival will include free and paid screenings for the community, as well as Q&A sessions with select filmmakers, public events, and a professional workshop series. 

Start Date:
Monday, September 26, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time:
7-9 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
Nancy MacNeill
Contact Phone:
(867)446-0786
E-mail Address:

Sep 27 Vision Workshop (Open to Public) at YK ARCC

Join YK ARCC and OPEN* to help design and install a temporary project in Yellowknife’s Downtown in the theme of Winter Cities.

-     A hands-on workshop dedicated to exploring the issues, challenges or opportunities of designing for a ‘Winter City’. It’s anticipated that we will be working in teams to develop a working strategy for a small-scale high-impact project to be developed further in the following Project Design Workshop.

-     The intent of the Vision Workshop is to gain insight into what it means to enjoy and embrace the winter season in an urban context.

-     We will be looking at how northern cities can develop strategies to be more accessible, safer and more enjoyable year-round.

-     The Vision Workshop is meant to spark a conversation around how we can collectively re-imagine what kinds of social amenity can begin to activate urban areas in winter cities like ours.

-     This session will be open to the public to garner as many ideas and strategies as possible.

Start Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time:
7 pm - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Artist-Run Community Centre
Contact:
Mary Kelly
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341
E-mail Address:

Sep 28 Project Design Workshop (OPEN to the Public) at YK ARCC

Join YK ARCC and OPEN* to help design and install a temporary project in Yellowknife’s Downtown in the theme of Winter Cities.

-     Working in teams (Team Work: Members of the Public, Artist/Design Community); groups will develop a design response that will focus on the key issues, challenges and opportunities gathered from the previous sessions.                      

-     Intent is to tackle a very specific common theme derived from this previous session and develop an intervention that will tactfully address it.

-     The OPEN team will provide examples of similar projects (both international and Canadian) to help fuel the conversations and direct the design work.

Start Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:
7 pm - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Artist-Run Community Centre
Contact:
Mary Kelly
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341
E-mail Address:

Sep 28 Learn about “The Boy in the Moon” at Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series

All cultures see the same sky, but not in the same way,” says Dr. Wayne Horowitz.  The Gwich'in narrative of "The Boy in the Moon" has been documented in the Gwich'in communities now in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska, almost from the time of “contact” in the mid-19th century.

Learn about “The Boy in the Moon” at Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly building as Dr. Horowitz presents updated research into the cultural context of the narrative, using evidence from early visitors to the North, anthropologists, and elders from the contemporary Gwich'in communities. What emerges is a new view of “The Boy in the Moon” and his place in traditional Gwich'in lore.

Dr. Wayne Horowitz is an archaeologist and professor in the Department of Assyriology at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. His particular focus is studying Mesopotamian astronomy, particularly the cosmology behind their interpretation of the night sky. To expand his understanding, and to provide a comparative context, he has been working with Gwich’in elders to learn about their cosmology of the night sky.  With his research he hopes to understand how much of a culture’s astronomical tradition is universal and shared by all cultures.

There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.  Media and the public are welcome.  The proceedings will be webcast via the Legislative Assembly website: www.assembly.gov.nt.ca

Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond.  Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by the many GNWT employees who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North.

Start Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Legislative Assembly
Contact:
Cathy Olson - Constituency Assistant for Glen Abernethy, MLA Great Slave
Contact Phone:
867.767.9143 Ext 12186

Sep 28 Learn about “The Boy in the Moon” at Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series

All cultures see the same sky, but not in the same way,” says Dr. Wayne Horowitz.  The Gwich'in narrative of "The Boy in the Moon" has been documented in the Gwich'in communities now in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska, almost from the time of “contact” in the mid-19th century.

Learn about “The Boy in the Moon” at Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly building as Dr. Horowitz presents updated research into the cultural context of the narrative, using evidence from early visitors to the North, anthropologists, and elders from the contemporary Gwich'in communities. What emerges is a new view of “The Boy in the Moon” and his place in traditional Gwich'in lore.

Dr. Wayne Horowitz is an archaeologist and professor in the Department of Assyriology at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. His particular focus is studying Mesopotamian astronomy, particularly the cosmology behind their interpretation of the night sky. To expand his understanding, and to provide a comparative context, he has been working with Gwich’in elders to learn about their cosmology of the night sky.  With his research he hopes to understand how much of a culture’s astronomical tradition is universal and shared by all cultures.

There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.  Media and the public are welcome.  The proceedings will be webcast via the Legislative Assembly website: www.assembly.gov.nt.ca

Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond.  Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by the many GNWT employees who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North.

Start Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Legislative Assembly
Contact:
Cathy Olson - Constituency Assistant for Glen Abernethy, MLA Great Slave
Contact Phone:
867.767.9143 Ext 12186

Sep 29 "Screenagers" film screening

The NWT Literacy Council and Western Arctic Moving Pictures present this film showing for NWT Literacy Week. We invite high school teachers and adult educators to bring their classes. We invite parents, health care providers and anyone else interested in teens’ screen use.  Please register your class or yourself. Contact: 873-9262 or nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca.
 

Start Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact Phone:
873-9262
E-mail Address:

Sep 29 Q & A with Internationally Renowned Filmmaker/Director Zacharias Kunuk

Cannes award-winning director of 2001's Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, recently voted the #1 Canadian Film of all time, will present his newest film at the YK International Film Festival, and will hold this Q&A session beforehand at a free reception at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. This event will be hosted by Loren McGinnis.

Start Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time:
5:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
E-mail Address:

Sep 29 Developing Physical Literacy Across the Lifespan

As physical activity leaders we have a role and responsibility to aid participants in their development of physical literacy across the lifespan. When working with adults, what does this look like? This session will break down each of the attributes of physical literacy and share best practices for enriching programs and services as well as successful Alberta initiatives will be highlighted. Elements of play, exploration through movement and movement preparation will also be explored.

Start Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife; exact location will be determined after registration deadline (September 16, 2016 at 5pm)
Contact:
Rita Mercredi
Contact Phone:
669-8331
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Sep 29 Looking back at Expo 86

An evening to celebrate the 30th anniversary!

The NWT pavilion at Expo 86 showcased the culture of our territory on an international stage. Hundreds of northerners were involved in making it one of the most popular pavilions, attracting over 1.5 million visitors. The evening will feature storytelling and a 25-minute video tour of the pavilion. While at the celebration, visit the community-curated Expo display.

Exhibit on display until March 2017.

Start Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time:
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
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Sep 30 Family Literacy Pajama Jam

The NWT Literacy Council invited families to celebrate NWT Literacy Week with food, games, crafts, book giveaways and music.  This event is suitable for children aged 2-8, accompanied by an adult. Free admission.

Start Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
End Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time:
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Aggie Brockman
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