This two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.
The program features Google for Education Innovative Educators, Google for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, and other solution providers.
Join art historian Michael Burtch and local interpreters on an all-day search around Yellowknife for locations visited and depicted by Group of Seven painter A.Y. Jackson. Reservation required. Call 867-767-9347 ext.71246 to reserve a spot. Bring a bag lunch. Intended for a teen/adult audience
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, invites you to join art historian Michael Burtch and local interpreters, Kumari Karunaratne and Fred Sangris on an all-day search around Yellowknife for locations visited and depicted by Group of Seven painter A Y Jackson.
This event is part of the Hands On Heritage seasonal series of cultural events and workshops for a variety of different age groups presented by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2016
WHERE: Meet at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (Participants will be bused to locations, bring brown bag lunch)
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
To reserve a spot, please call (867) 767-9352 ext. 71246. There are 40 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Intended for a teen/adult audience.
How do you program to support physical literacy development? Where do you start when considering skill development, confidence building, motivating participants, and ensuring all participants are being active and having fun? This session will share resources and best practice to support delivering physical activity programs that reflect the many concepts included in physical literacy development.
The annual KidSport fundraising dinner is just around the corner. Join us for another entertaining evening with our special guests;
The Champions for Children Fundraising Dinner has raised over $ 425,000 for KidSport NWT over the last 10 years and we are hopeful, with the support of our generous community, that we add to that amount this year.
Tickets are $125 and are on sale at Top of the World Travel - 766-6000
Musicians from across the city are joining forces to celebrate International Music Day at the Javaroma open-mic jam tomorrow night. The host will be the one and only Storm Lynn.
Come celebrate the premiere of the NWT feature film The Sun At Midnight!
Join us following the screening (7-9pm at the Capitol Theatre) of the biggest feature film to ever come out of the NWT. Filmmakers and YKIFF special guests will be in attendance!
This event is free!
DJ Saylor Taracuse will be performing later in the night!
Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) returns with this Arctic epic inspired by the classic John Ford western of the same name, about a vengeful husband who sets off in pursuit of the violent men who kidnapped his wife and destroyed his home.
Fifteen years ago, Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk won the prestigious Caméra d'or for Best First Feature at Cannes with Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner. His second feature, the equally fine The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, opened TIFF in 2006. Now, 10 years later, Kunuk has made another film along with collaborator Natar Ungalaaq, a work that continues to examine the people and landscapes of his native North.
Inspired this time not by oral legends or journals but by John Ford's 1956 western The Searchers, Kunuk and Ungalaaq have hewed close to the basics of that plot while making a film very different in tone and feel. The Searchers is essentially a revenge film: in the original, a white girl was kidnapped by members of the Comanche nation; in Kunuk's version, an Inuk woman is kidnapped by her own people. But it is the repercussions of these acts of violence that both films explore. Here, a family is torn apart in the vast spaces of the Arctic, when marauding men desperate for conquest break into an igloo with intent to kidnap. When the husband returns to find his home ransacked, he vows revenge.
Against a barren, wintry landscape, a band of maliglutit ("followers") sets out to rescue the captives. It is an arduous journey across the tundra and, along the way, the theme changes from one of justifiable revenge to one of self-examination, as the film questions whether these hunters, ostensibly the heroes, have begun to act like those who have violated their family.
With a tale as timeless as the landscape in which it is set, Canada's foremost Inuk filmmaker has provided us with another classic.
Leanne Robinson and Dwayne Wohlgemuth will be giving a presentation about their 2 month, 1100km paddling trip they completed this summer along with their 1 year old baby Emile. They paddled from Whati up the Grandin River, down the Johnny Hoe River to Great Bear Lake, and then returned to Behchoko via the Idaa Trail.
We will have four classes to delve with depth into painting. The classes will cover: colour theory, tone using paint, composition, different techniques, and styles, and use of shadows. In the end the student will come away with a completed 16x20” art piece and many other 8x10" projects which will have helped them to understand more thoroughly about painting.
Ages: Adult (of all skill levels)
Price: $220 (one full day and three 3 hour sessions) includes materials
· What: Yellowknife Public Library’s Annual Used Book Sale / Browse through a great selection of gently used donations and library material. Children under 12 may choose a free book. Items will be sold by donation. Proceeds go towards new resources and quality programming.
o Early Bird Special: A great opportunity to find some hidden gems! A $5 admission fee gives you first pick through all available materials. Thursday, October 6th 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
o Regular Sale: Friday, October 7, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
· Where: 1st floor Center Square Mall (across from library elevator)
· Contact: John Mutford, Public Services Librarian 669-3452
Presenting Mono Lisa & Balcao di amor by Itzik Galili and Kosmos by Andonis Foniadakis
The internationally renowned dance company Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM), embraces a hybrid of dance forms from contemporary to classical. However, the use of the word jazz in its name is not to be confused with the style of dance – it refers to the idea of “jazzing up” classical ballet rather than the dance form. The troupe does this by ensuring each performance is sexy, explosive, original and accessible.
Since the dance company was founded by Geneviève Salbaing, Eva von Gencsy and Eddy Toussaint in 1972, the group has held more than 3,000 performances in 65 countries.
The success of BJM is due to the particular alchemy that allows each new work to become the fruit of a memorable encounter between the choreography, the dancers and the audience.
The company has a large repertoire of awe-inspiring works - all of which contain choreography that captures the essence of a particular moment, sound or feeling.
The upcoming show presents three of the dance troupe’s pieces, including one that bases its choreography on the sounds of a typewriter, while another is inspired by the movements of crowds, moments of agitation and the hustle and bustle of a city.
The Yellowknife Quilters Guild'a annual quilt show takes place this weekend.
These handmade creations will be on display at the Northern United Place auditorium today and tomorrow.
Each week we will explore a different illustrator. Sign up for one workshop or all of them. Students will get to try out different styles of illustration and mediums. They will also learn a little bit about planning a story and character development.
Friday, Oct 14, 6-8:30pm The Hungry Caterpillar
We will delve into the artwork and genuis of Eric Carle, illustrator of the Hungry Caterpillar.
Friday, Oct 21, 6-8:30pm Charlie Brown
Though Charlie Brown dates back to the 1940s we will mostly be exploring the clay/model style of charlie brown done in the charlie brown movie while incorporating some pen and ink for the facial expressions.
Friday, Oct 28, 6-8:30pm Winnie the Pooh
We will be looking at E. H. Shepard’s illustration style of Winnie the Pooh.
Price: $45 per workshop (2.5 hours)
The NWT Creative Collective will be blasting tunes from the past at the Elks Lodge tonight for the Shakey Ground soul and R&B dance party. Proceeds going to support NWT Creative Collective youth programming and workshops.
The Salvation Army is working to make sure everyone gets a Thanksgiving meal this weekend, with its annual food drive tomorrow.
Residents are invited to drop off food or monetary donations at the Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-Op in support of the cause.
Then on Monday, the organization will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Salvation Army Church and NWT Resource Centre.
October is CANADA LIBRARY MONTH and Yellowknife Public Library would like to extend an invitation to all Yellowknifers to come on out on Saturday, October 8th
, from 1:00--3:00 p.m. for an Open House. Coffee, tea, and treats will be available in our lounge, guided tours will be provided upon request, and there will be prize draws!
Then, beginning that day and extending until October 14th, we'll be throwing a weeklong membership drive. Anyone who signs up for a new membership that week will have their names entered in for daily draws of Book Cellar gift certificates!
If you are a long time library member, we really appreciate your patronage and ask that you spread the word about all of our great resources and services. If you haven't been here in a long time, or have never been here, come and see what you're missing.
A Visit Will Make You Think!
*Also a reminder to show your home-town pride this month as Yellowknife Public Library competes with Corner Brook Public Library for:
o Most new members
o Most circulated items
o Most program attendance
The Yellowknife Playgroup Association is inviting under five years old to a special play date with bouncy castles and toys at the Yellowknife Fieldhouse on Monday.
A performative audio installation that will take you on a trip down memory lane and downtown Yellowknife featuring local artists Pat Braden, Janna Graham, Terry Pamplin and the voices of Yellowknifers taking place in a super secret location inside the Centre Square Mall in downtown Yellowknife.
Shows take place:
Thursday, October 13 @ 6pm
Friday, October 14 @6pm
Saturday, October 15 @2pm
Tickets are free but must you must pre-register via our website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-tale-of-a-town-yellowknife-tickets-27563223343
The Tale of a Town is a nationwide theatre and media initiative aiming to capture the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time. This cultural project has been touring the country, visiting small towns and big cities alike, collecting oral histories through interviews that inspire the creation of performances and podcasts. To date, this innovative project has toured all 10 provinces and 2 territories; their last stop is here in Yellowknife, completing their tour of the entire country in time to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada in 2017!
The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts - Evolving since 1946 Pottery, fibre arts, basketry, and glass works by guild members will be on display at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre from October 2016 to March 2017.
Yuk-Yuk's stand-up comedy is returning to Twist & Shout on Friday October 14th and Saturday October 15th. Host Lori Gibbs will be holding court for headliner Nikki Payne.
It’s never too late to add to your berry stash! Artist and bilingual biologist Diane Boudreau will help workshop participants paint a berry plant of their choice on 12’’x12’’ plywood plaque; makes a delicious house decoration any time of year.
Bilingual activity. All ages.
Il n’est jamais trop tard pour faire le plein de baies! L’artiste et biologiste bilingue Diane Boudreau aidera les participants à cet atelier à peindre une plante à baies de leur choix sur un panneau de contreplaqué de 12 po2; voilà une délicieuse décoration pour votre foyer, peu importe la saison!
Activité bilingue. Cette activité est ouverte à un public de tous âges.
Dr. Steven Seefeldt, State Horticulturist, University of Alaska & Phil Bakker from EarthApples will present a workshop on gardening, hosted by the YK Community Garden Collective.
Rising Lotus Meditation with Certified Meditation Instructor, Shawna Martel
Cost: $10. Space is limit so please register early: email@example.com
Location: Scotia Centre Boardroom, 5102-50 Ave
Meditation is the practice of focusing on your breath to increase calmness. Through meditation, one is able to find awareness about their inner true self while observing emotions, sensations, and thoughts. Meditation has been used for thousands of years throughout the world by people of every race and culture. While sitting in quiet meditation, one may experience calmness, peace, joy, elation, creativity, forgiveness, love, compassion, and kindness. Meditation has been proven to reduce anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, pain, insomnia, emotional issues, low, self-esteem, and addiction.
During the beginner meditation workshop, attendees will be taught what meditation is, a brief history of how meditation began, the many uses and benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and how to utilize the techniques in our modern day-to-day life. During the workshop, attendees will also learn the basic breathing technique that is the foundation of all meditation practices. Attendees will be able to practice the technique with guidance. A guided meditation on Loving-Kindness will also be taught. Time will be allotted for questions and feedback throughout the workshop. Stand and stretch breaks will be as needed.
During the workshop essential oils may be used to increase calmness and relaxation. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, bring drinking water, and will need a cushion or pillow to sit on. Chairs will be provided for those that need them.
Facilitated by Certified Reflexologist, Caroline Trim
Cost: $10. Space is limit so please register early: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Collective Soul Space, 5102-50 Ave
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet, which correspond to every part gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension improve circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
Participants will receive an overview of a complete foot session specific relaxation techniques and key winter wellness points. Please bring with you a pillow, a yoga mat, blanket, spare socks and a towel large enough to wrap feet in.
On October 22nd that Yellowknife Watercolour Society will be holding their Annual Art Show and Sale. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Yellowknife Watercolour Society. Join us at NUP in the auditorium on Saturday from 10 to 4 pm to see the wide range of paintings that our members have put into the show.
All Ages event - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
The official "Voice in the Wild: A Memoir" book launch with readings and book signings from author Laurie Sarkadi. This is a family-friendly afternoon event. A licensed celebration with live jazz, further readings, and signings with the author will take place that evening from 7:30-11 p.m. at The Fat Fox. Both events are free to attend.
Celebration with Readings and Live Jazz (licensed event) - 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Fat Fox Cafe (5008 50 St.)
While the official launch of "Voice in the Wild: A Memoir" takes place Saturday afternoon at the museum, author Laurie Sarkadi invites you to attend a celebration that night with live jazz, more readings and book signings at the Fat Fox Cafe. This is a free, 19+ only event .
Come in disguise prepared to haunt, as we eat, drink and be scary.
Tantalizing tastes, enchanting elixirs, fabulous food and much, much more.
10 regions of the wine world will be covered throughout the course of the evening. We will start the evening with a spirited Prosecco Cocktail, move into exploring the world of wine interlaced with wine game play, and end the evening with Marquis de Saint-Loup Calvados, Selection, AOC brandy.
The Ko K'e Music and Spoken Word Festival returns to NACC Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm.
The Yellowknife show features a collaboration between Lawrence Nayally, Andrea Bettger, Natasha Duchene and Casey Koyczan aka The Bushman NT.
Adult $20 Senior/Youth $15
Film Screening: “Seed: The Untold Story” with Internationally renowned speaker, Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth – Hosted by Ecology North and Northern Farm Training Institute
· What: Yellowknife Public Library is pleased to present our very first Been There? Done That? Narrated Travelers Slide Show of the season, and first time ever presented in French. Marie-Soleil Lacoursiere will share photos and stories of her adventures traveling across Norway. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. It’s a great way to travel vicariously as well as pick up travel tips!
· When: Tuesday, October 25th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
· Where: Yellowknife Public Library, Meeting Room
· Contact: 920-5642 or visit www.yellowknife.ca/ypl
Join me at my 4th Annual Art Show and Sale “Luminous World” with 100 Painting in 100 Days. Come and see how my work has developed over the past year. I can’t wait to share the art work with you!
Discover the wonders of the night sky. Be amazed by the northern lights as you explore the mysteries of space from the comfort of Parks Canada’s portable planetarium. Journey to Nahanni and Naats’ihcho’oh National Parks, a virtual tour not to be missed!