Events

March

01 Snowking Winter Festival XX

Each year in March an epic winter wonderland is created on Yellowknife Bay where the Snowking and his tundra toughened helpers raise up one of Yellowknife and the NWT's proudest monuments...the Snowcastle. Erected and built out of the frozen waters and white powder snow of Great Slave Lake, the Snowcastle becomes a month long bastion of community spirit, collaboration, innovation in the arts, entertainment for young and old and where the spirit of winter wonderment from all our collective childhood reigns supreme. And though it might melt away every year, the community of Yellowknife has enough hot chocolate scented-music infused-northern lights show extravaganzas to last them until the next year's festival begins.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time:
See event website
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Great Slave Lake

01 Basic Mitten-Making & Inset Work Course

$80 bring your own supplies OR $130 sealskin wrist mittens, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn the basics of mitten-making. Learn how to make your own custom-fitted mittens out of materials which you bring to class, such as fur, duffle, leather, old sweaters or coats, etc.  Learn to make either gauntlet or wrist mittens, including the outer mitten and liner. Also learn the simple technique of insetting a different colour of sealskin into a mitten. (Sealskin mittens include seal fur, leather palm and wool liner.)

Start Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

03 Beaded Wrist Mittens Workshop

$100 all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north on moccasins and jackets, called couching to make a simple design on a pair of wool duffle wrist mittens.  These will be trimmed with rabbit fur trim & designer ribbon, and will be custom-fitted to your hand. NOTE: Since you will likely spend the class beading, you will assemble these mittens at home. 

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

04 Porcupine Quill Bracelet Workshop

$60, all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Learn to make a simple bracelet using porcupine quills, seed beads and local smoke-tanned hide.  You will use a very simple stringing technique to make a bracelet, and finish it with a lovely decorative silver-plated clasp.

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

05 Market Basket Workshop

Dump the cloth bags in favour of your own handmade Euro-chic market basket. Perfect for the "12 items or less" line at the grocery store or cruising the tables at the Yellowknife Farmer's market or carrying a bottle of wine and a appie to your next potluck event. Participants will learn plaiting and splintwork techniques to create their own market basket. 

Cost: $185 per person + $25 materials
Dates: Mar. 5 & 6, 7-10 p.m. and Mar. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Yellowknife Guild of Crafts, 113 Kam Lake Rd.

Registration Deadline: Feb. 14/14

Contact: 
Strong Interpretation at walkyellowknife@gmail.com or call 867-873-5546

Start Date:
Thursday, March 5, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Guild of Arts and Crafts
Contact Phone:
867-873-5546
E-mail Address:

06 Walk Together Children

Join the Ursa Miners, Borderless Art Movement and Brian Collins as we tell the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.  Learn about the code words used in spirituals and clap along to well-known gospel pieces as the incredible story of Harriet Tubman is told through song, story and paint.  "[She has] been called "Moses," for she has been a leader and deliverer unto hundreds of her people.” - Sarah H. Bradford

Performances are: 

7:30 pm, Friday, March 6 & Saturday, March 7
Northern United Place auditorium
Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for youth (up to 18) and seniors
Get your tickets at Roy's AudioVisual (lower level, YK Centre) or at the door before performances!

For more info, visit www.ykchoralsociety.org or email ykchamberchoir@gmail.com.  

Start Date:
Friday, March 6, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place Auditorium
E-mail Address:

07 Kaha:wi Dance Theatre in Yellowknife

Ticket price

Adult: 
$30.00
Senior/Youth: 
$18.00
Adults Discount for Season Pass Holders (Call Box Office):: 
$20.00
Senior/ Youth Discount for Season Pass Holders (Call Box Office):: 
$12.00

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of TransMigration, a co-production with Planet Indigenous, Harbourfront Centre, inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Evoking Morrisseau’s visual language throughout, TransMigration melds traditional and contemporary dance, design and music, weaving a narrative that lives between reality and dreamscape.

The creative team for TransMigration includes artistic director/ choreographer Santee Smith, video and set designer Andy Moro, prop and costume designer Brenda Clarke, and lighting designer Alaina Perttula. This vibrant new production also features contemporary dance and original music by Barbara Croall, Vince Fontaine, Tanya Tagaq, Cris Derksen and A Tribe Called Red.

TransMigration vibrates with colour, energy, and sensuality. Fantastical, surreal and grounded in Aboriginal sensibility, TransMigration is a seminal work in Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s repertoire.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre also gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the National Ballet School, and Harbourfront Centre.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (ga-HAH-wee) is a dynamic Aboriginal dance company that creates, produces and presents original dance theatre works drawing inspiration from contemporary and traditional Aboriginal dance and culture. KDT’s founding artistic director/choreographer Santee Smith (Mohawk, Turtle Clan of Six Nations Reserve) is internationally recognized for her unique blend of contemporary and traditional dance styles. Founded in 2005, KDT has successfully toured across Canada, to the United States, Mexico, Australia, and Asia. Every summer the company runs a fourweek Aboriginal Dance Training program in Toronto.

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/transmigration-kahawi-dance-theatre-yellowknife#sthash.c01miWIa.dpuf

Start Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Community:
Where:
NACC

07 "Meet a Tree" en Francais!

Get active for a free, fun outdoor famioly activity, and hot chocolate afterwards. We're going to play a "Meet a Tree" activity appropriate for kids aged 5-15 years old. This is a bilingual (French/English) activity to promote French across Canada! A great event if your kids are in French Immersion. For more information on French activities in Yellowknife during the month of March, visit www.rvf.ca.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:
11:30 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e Park
Contact:
Ecology North
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-6019

08 Wise Women Awards/Bread & Roses Luncheon

The Status of Women Council NWT has been distributing this award to outstanding women in the five regions of the NWT every year since 1992. Wise Women recipients are role models who demonstrate wisdom, perseverance and dedication while standing up for women, children and families in our communities. They strive to make the North a better place to live, work and raise a family.


This year's winners are:
North Slave, Pertice Moffitt of Yellowknife; 
Beaufort/Delta, Annie B Gordon of Aklavik; 
Sahtu, Judy Lafferty of Fort Good Hope; 
South Slave, Maggie Sikyea of Fort Smith; 
Deh Cho, Caroline Bonnetrouge of Fort Providence.

Come honour this year's winners of the Wise Women Award during our annual Bread and Roses Luncheon. This event is free and open to the public so invite your friends. Brunch will be provided. If you would like more information please call us at 920-6177 or email at council@statusofwomen.nt.ca.  

Thank you to our sponsor the GNWT

Start Date:
Sunday, March 8, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Tree of Peace friendship centre
Contact Phone:
920-6177
E-mail Address:

10 Skills 4 Success Symposium

On March 10-12, 2015, the Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is hosting the Skills 4 Success Symposium in Yellowknife, NWT. This message is to inform you that the event is now open for registration by clicking here.  By registering, you are able to attend any of the networking events, speaking events and breakout sessions that interest you.

Symposium Theme: Improving Employment Success for NWT Residents

“This is your opportunity to join the conversation to help shape skills training and postsecondary education strategies to align with our labour market needs and demands in the NWT.” 
- Minister Jackson Lafferty, Education, Culture and Employment

Who Should Attend: Federal, Territorial, Aboriginal and Municipal Governments, Education and Training Partners, Industry and Business, NGOs, Professional Associations, Academics, Students, Apprentices, Policy Makers and Engaged Citizens.

Location: The Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife, NT

All information on the Skills 4 Success Initiative and Symposium can found at www.skills4success.ca. Also, please find attached a Symposium Agenda Overview.

 

ECE looks forward to your participation and requests assistance to please share this message with colleagues and partners that may have interest to attend.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:

10 Sister Act

Hear from two religious sisters about their different spiritualities, and their decision to respond to God's call.

Guest Speakers:

Sr. Mary Lee Przybylski, CSSF
Sr. Maggie Beaudette, SJ

Can't make it to Javaroma? Check out the live steam at www.ustream.tv/channel/theology-uncapped.com

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Javaroma

11 Robertson Headframe Art SHow

A Long John Jamboree event and call for artists

Submit your artwork!

YK Artist Run Community Centre (ARCC) and Long John Jamboree present an art show focusing on the Robertson Headframe. Robertson Headframe - Looking Back, Looking Ahead focuses on two key themes: the historical angle and envisioning the headframe, or what becomes of it, in the future.

Come down to Long John Jamboree and pay respect to this iconic landmark.

Accepting works in any media. Think outside the box!

FOR MORE INFORMATION Email YK ARCC at ykarcc@gmail.com

Deadline MARCH 23

Drop work off at YK ARCC, 4913 50th Street, between 5 - 7 PM
 
 

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
End Date:
Monday, March 23, 2015
Time:
5 - 7 pm until March 23rd
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK ARCC
E-mail Address:

11 Porcupine Quill Loop Earrings Workshop

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn to use porcupine quills to make a pair of earrings.  Using seed beads, caribouhide and crystals, you will learn a simple stringing technique to make a beautiful pair of earrings.

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

13 A Northwords Workshop - Graphic Storytelling

Do you draw cartoons? Have you considered writing a graphic novel? Join internationally renowned journalist Joe Sacco for a two-night workshop. 

Bring up to two cartoons or illustrations that you have done or are working on, pens, pencils, and lots of paper, then get ready for two exciting evenings of sketching, talking, listening, brainstorming, and drawing!

Aurora College Room 127 - Yellowknife Campus

Cost $20.00

You must register before the workshop as there are only 10 spaces available!

Sign up at the Yellowknife Book Cellar in person or by calling 867-920-2220

Start Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time:
Monday March 23 & Tuesday March 24th 6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Aurora College Room 127
Contact Phone:
867-920-2220
Website:

13 Teen Advisory Group

An Opportunity for teens to share their ideas and collect COMM hours

Start Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time:
3:45 - 5:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-5642

13 Silent Reading Cafe

Bring your book or magazine and join other readers in companionable silence to read for an hour or two. Feel free to bring lunch, but please turn off your electronic devices.

Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room

Start Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time:
Tuesdays 12 - 2 p.m
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-5642

13 Coregeous Creations opening Show

For Cathy Comeau, a former mine employee, core boxes are not simply compartments used to house core samples; they are the raw materials that she uses to create her lovely and practical handmade stationary, including business card holders, picture frames and planter boxes.

Start Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time:
6 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
The Gallery on 47th Street
Website:

13 Mitten Harness - four strand braiding Workshop

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn how to do four-strand braiding to make a mitten harness. You’ll never lose a pair of mittens again! Bring your own favourite colours of yarn or use the 4 colours provided at the workshop.  And bring along your mittens if you want to attach them! 

Start Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 13, 2015
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

14 Guitar, Mandolin and Performance Workshops

International touring award nominated Canadian artist Gordie Tentrees along with Juno award winning producer, musician Bob Hamilton are coming to Yellowknife Mar. 13-15 to perform  at this year's Snowking festival as well as holding workshops Sat Mar. 14 at the YK ARCC.  They are offering workshops on mandolin-guitar (Bob Hamilton) 1pm and performing-songwriting-touring (Gordie Tentrees) 2:30pm. Each offer detailed experience on their musical journey to Yellowknife.

 


Location is Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre, 50th Street above Taste of Saigon restaurant.

 


Each workshop has a max of 20 members with a cost of $20 each, please sign up in advance by contacting ryanmccord@hotmail.com

Start Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time:
13:00 (Bob Hamilton); 2:30 (Gordon Tentrees)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Artist-Run Community Centre
E-mail Address:

14 FOR THE LAND: Northern Artists Against Fracking

8pm
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
$10 cover charge
Featuring Northern Artists / Speakers / Musicians 
 

Husky Oil’s proposal to drill for silica (sand used for fracking) near Whitebeach Point, right next to Behchoko and 50km from Yellowknife threatens to poison the water we drink, the fish we eat, and land we use to hunt healthy animals!

Bands:
      Between Gigs
      SorryIWasShitfaced
      The Bushman - NT
      Diga Wolf
MC:
      Jay Bear
DJ:
      DJ KALE

ARTWORK:
This is a callout to Northern Artists to Submit Artwork that:
A) Celebrates the beauty of the land and animals that the North offers.. and / or
B) Questions the big oil and gas companies that have made their way into the NWT.

Artwork may be submitted as visual art / poetry / writing / small installation / video - Deadline is Sunday, March 8th 2015

To be showcased for "FOR THE LAND: Northern Artists Against Fracking" - March 14th at the Top Knight

If you would like to submit artwork, please send the following info:
• the artform (painting/ video/ poetry)
• size / space needed
• price (if selling)
• amount of pieces
• please include artwork description
• if you need something from us, (extension chords, nails, hammer)


Please contact Char via fb/email/phone for more info:
FB: Arctic Char
charlotte_overvold@hotmail
867-444-4555
 

Start Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight
Contact:
Char
Contact Phone:
867-444-4555

15 Beaver Fur Gauntlet Mittens Workshop

$220, all supplies included, maximum 6 people or $250 with harness included

Learn how to work with natural long-haired beaver fur to make a pair of custom-fitted and durable cold weather mittens. Using beaver pelts, leather (palm) and wool lining, you will make short gauntlet mittens, great for northern winters!

Start Date:
Sunday, March 15, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

16 Paper Plaited Baskets Workshop

In this workshop, we will be using old calendars, newspaper, and painted art paper to make baskets using a plaiting technique. If you can fold or like working with paper, this is a creative morning for you.

Date: March 16 & 17, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $70 per person + $10 materials
Location: Yellowknife Guild of Crafts, 113 Kam Lake Rd.

Registration Deadline: February 20/15

Contact:
Strong Interpretation at walkyellowknife@gmail.com or phone 867-873-5546

Start Date:
Monday, March 16, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Guild of Arts and Crafts
Contact Phone:
867-873-5546
E-mail Address:

16 Recycled Tee-shirt Baskets Workshop

Got old tees and are reluctant to put them in the rag box? How about turning them into beautiful textured baskets? This workshop uses a twining technique to weave these upcycled, recycled baskets. Great for holding keys, earrings, and other things that you might find on the top of your dresser. 

Date: March 16 & 17, 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $70 per person + $10 materials
Location: Yellowknife Guild of Crafts, 113 Kam Lake Rd.

Registration Deadline: February 20/15

Contact:
Strong Interpretation at walkyellowknife@gmail.com or phone 867-873-5546

Start Date:
Monday, March 16, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Guild of Arts and Crafts
Contact Phone:
867-873-5546
E-mail Address:

17 Dead North Film Festival

aRTLeSS Collective presents DEAD NORTH, a pan-territorial genre film festival unlike any other in the world. As many as 20 brand new sci-fi, horror and fantasy short films will premiere at these events. All films were entirely produced from scratch over the course of two months in the most brutally cold time of year by professional and aspiring filmmakers from the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time:
Multiple events and venues - See event website for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiple venues, see event website for details
E-mail Address:

17 Water on the Table

Water on the Table: A screening for Canada Water Week

 

Is Water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right, like air?

 

With arguably the most pristine water resource on the planet, the NWT still buys an obscene amount of bottled water from around the world, much of it just repackaged southern tap water.  Why do we do this?
Ecology North and Council of Canadians will convene a panel of experts to discuss the reasons, and learn the facts.  Then we want to hear from you! We want to develop a strategy to make NWT the first major jurisdiction in the world to be bottled water free. Come join us at the museum cafe for good conversations about a bottled water strategy and some after dinner treats on March 19 at 8pm.

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place

18 Inset Sealskin Baby Booties with fur trim Workshop

$50 all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn the simple technique of insetting different colours of sealskin into a pair of baby booties. Make or choose a simple design to inset and decorate with mink or beaver fur trim.  This simple booty pattern is very versatile and can be made out of fur, hide or fabric, plus it’s nice and simple to sew!

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

19 Towards a Bottled Water Free NWT

With arguably the most pristine water resource on the planet, residents in the NWT still buy a huge amount of bottled water from around the world. Most of it is just repackaged southern tap water. Why do we do this?Ecology North and the Council of Canadians want to hear from you! We want to know why you do or don’t drink bottled water, what you think the reasons are for not drinking NWT tap water, and what we can do to encourage all NWT residents to drink less bottled water.

Come learn more about the water we drink, and help us figure out what we can do to reduce litter, waste, carbon emissions and keep money in our pockets.

Join us in Yellowknife at the museum cafe for good conversation and some after dinner treats onThursday, March 19 at 7:30 pm.

Start Date:
Thursday, March 19, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Cafe

20 Punk and Metal show at After 8 Bar

A night of live music from some of Yellowknife's finest talent. Come on down for a monumental night at the After 8 Pub! Performers include SIWS, The Bushman and Hooker Spit. No cover. - See more at: http://ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2015/03/20/6020/34/after-8-presents-a-night-of-punk-rock-and-metal#sthash.mQAnUDD3.dpuf

Start Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
After 8 Pub
Website:

20 Rubber Soles for your Footwear Workshop

$50 all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Learn how to measure, cut and apply crepe rubber soles to your footwear. Adding a rubber sole to your moccasins or mukluks will add durability, water resistance and comfort.  Available in black or cream. Remember to bring your footwear and any sole patterns you have to class!

Start Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

20 Javaroma Open Mic

Andrew Noah-Giang hosts the weekly Javaroma open mic night on Saturday.

Musicians and spoken-word artists are invited to step up to the mic. Music begins each week at 7 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. - See more at: http://ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2015/03/21/5969/34/javaroma-open-mic#sthash.DvipB5fq.dpuf

Start Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Javaroma

20 Aurora Ukrainian Dancers annual Spring Concert

Come join the Aurora Ukrainian Dancers for their annual spring recital! This year a story of renewal and revival will be demonstrated through the telling of the Malanka fable. You will also be treated to the traditions and celebrations of a Ukrainian Wedding! Come experience the talent of dancers of all ages, beautiful costumes and lively music!

Ticket price: 15$

Start Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern arts and cultural centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:
Website:

20 THE SHIVER-N-SHAKE at the Snow Castle

Gregory Patrick McLaughlin is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, who has been writing and performing music for 17 years.Gregory started his musical career in Ottawa, fronting heavy metal band Diamond Back for 7 years while building up his technical prowess as a guitar player and vocalist.The Great White North called his name, and in 2005 Gregory relocated to Iqaluit, Nunavut; Canada's newest and most remote capital city. While in Iqaluit, Gregory started recording his own music and experimenting with electronic instruments. In 2008, he would go on to form Coureurs de Bois, a heavy blues duo who performed at the Alianait Arts Festival and would eventually open for Canadian rock idols The Trews. Gregory also performed at the Olympic Torch Relay that year, and contributed a song to a compilation record that was featured at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.In early 2010, Gregory worked as producer for the Halifax-based thrash metal band Uncooperative Death on their debut record. The collaboration resulted in the band being nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Best Loud Album.Later that year, he relocated to the Northwest Territories, where he now resides.In 2013, Gregory join the soul-revival group The Trade Offs as their lead guitarist, performing at the 2013 Folk On The Rocks festival in Yellowknife, to much acclaim. In 2013, he also performed with Yellowknife band Erebus & Terror at the 2013 NWT Pride Festival.Gregory Patrick McLaughlin continues to perform and record as a solo artist, opening for the Maple Blues Award winner Harry Manx (www.harrymanx.com) in 2013, and in early 2014 opened for Canadian folk troubadour Craig Cardiff (www.craigcardiff.com) in Yellowknife. Gregory has also contributed music to the APTN television series Dene: A Journey (http://aptn.ca/deneajourney/), whose second season will air in 2015.

 

Andrew Debogorski and Matt Seeton have known each other since they spoke in mishmash. For the last decade they have sporadically made music together and attended an audio engineering program in Vancouver BC. Their first band Hisgod was fast paced and contained a nice blend of hiphop and hard rock. Matt played drums and andrew was lead vocals.
 Matt pursued his audio studies and began to embrace electronic music. Life happened, careers were born  but recently a new musical entity as well. Matt”s natural genius for the creation of melodies are augmented with Andrew's hard hitting yet down to earth lyrical suave’. Thus was the birth of Bipolar and Bouge.

 

Erebus & Terror is a hometown Yellowknife 3-piece rock outfit. After a challenging year long hiatus they have returned to their local temple, with some new material and intent to make up for lost time. Their sound is a mix of folk, pop, garage and indie rock but the songs are every part northern. Hopeful, rousing, wistful, repentant and reckless. The Snowcastle is their favourite venue and they are sure to play a show like they mean it.

Tickets $15

Start Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
Time:
9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

21 Iceolation Art Show

Iceolation is a multimedia, Ice themed Art show that celebrates the end of Winter. It is open to for submissions from all types of artists and has in the past included paintings, photography, fused and stained glass, basketry, pottery, jewelry, music, storytellers and more.

 

5$ entry fee, paid at the door.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time:
12 - 5 pm, Snow Castle March 21, Down to Earth Gallery March 22-29
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle, Down to Earth Gallery

21 Survival in the Snow

Join CPAWS-NWT and Arctic Response for an afternoon of winter survival and safety tips and demonstrations. This free event is taking place on Frame Lake beside the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Come on down and learn how to stay safe while getting active in the winter. Prizes to be won! For questions, please contact Shannon at 873-9893.

Start Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time:
1 - 3 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Frame Lake, beside Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Shannon
Contact Phone:
873-9893

21 Royal Rave at the Snow Castle

Robert Murphy (King Friday) and Robbie Epp (Soda Jerk) cut their teeth on vinyl back in '06 in their hometown of Yellowknife, NT. Armed with a box of house records and a love for the music, they meticulously learned the art of djing with their good friend Clark Webb (Clarkitech). The trio formed a group called Bush League Dj’s and introduced the Yellowknife scene to the sounds of electronic music. The group has been organizing events and parties at numerous venues in Yellowknife for the past 8 years, most notably the Snow King Festival’s ‘Royal Rave’ where they have held a residency since 2007. Now located in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Yellowknife, the group has branched out giving them the opportunity to play at some of BC’s electronic music festivals such as Organic Nomadic and WHOMP; playing alongside artists such as Joseph Martin, Long Walk Short Dock, A Tribe Called Red, Sleepy Cuts, Beatmedic, Lakeshore Drive, Deebass, The Sly Virus, and Bag-O-Beetz to name a few. However, the allure of the North keeps them coming back to play the best underground electronic music and lay the foundations for futures generations of northern dj’s.

Tickets $15

Start Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle

22 Moccasins (with Mukluk info) Workshop

$100 instructions only, (bring your own supplies) or $160 all supplies included (plain uppers only), maximum 6 people

BONUS:  30 minutes of the class will also explain how to make moccasins into mukluks.

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. For supplies included, you will be using a plain upper, or you can purchase one and bring it to class. EXTRA: As a bonus, you will also be told how to make your moccasins into mukluks, using the moccasin pattern as a base.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
873-5944

22 Ecology North Fish Fry and Eco-Theatre

Join Ecology North at the Snow Castle on March 22nd from 12 - 2 p.m. for a Fish Fry and eco-Theatre production of the Lifestyles of the Wild, Rich, and Famous. The hour long play starts at 1 p.m.

 

Come watch our host, Robin Leach get the interviews of a lifetime with our furry and feathered friends in front of a LIVE audience! Catch a real glimpse of what it's like "behind the scene" as the Lifestyles of the Wild, Rich and Famous is filmed before your very eyes. Geared towards children, this show is surely fun for the whole family. When not filming, audience members are welcomed to meet and mingle with these celebrated animals in this interactive theatre piece.


Admission: $5

Start Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time:
12 - 2 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Snow Castle
Contact:
Jade Cambron
Contact Phone:
867.873.6019

22 Artist Talk & Felting Workshop

Local textile artist Pat Moore will lead an introductory wet felting workshop  on Sunday, March 22nd at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC).   Participants who arrive at 1:00pm will be able to complete a basic felting project. At 3:00pm, Pat and her colleagues will give an artist’s talk about their current textile exhibit, Under the Sea, currently on display at the PWNHC .  Refreshments will be served.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time:
1 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

24 Yellowknife DUC Banquet 2015

Please join us at our Yellowknife DUC Banquet 2015. Our evening will feature a great meal, Live & Silent Auctions, as well as exciting Raffle packages. Come on out for this fun evening & help Ducks Unlimited conserve Canada's wetlands!

 Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.

 Tickets: $55 or $440 for a table of 8.

 To purchase:
 1) In person at the Yellowknife DUC Office, 4A-4921 49th street,
 2) Phone: 873-6744
 3) Online: http://www.ducks.ca/events/?var=true&single=yes&se=8172304&tp=BR&bm&pg=CBW061B&ab=1&kn=J2&kp=NT01782015001&isn&ex&st=Xm

Start Date:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time:
5:30 - 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ducks Unlimited Office
Contact Phone:
873-6744
Website:

26 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Experience adventure, spectacular remote places and the world's cultures all brought to life on the big screen at NACC. For the third year in a row the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), Best of the Fest Tour will feature a line-up of inspiring outdoors and nature films, an event that the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre has made a yearly tradition (watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep3EaoiB1Tg). 

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) provides communities around the world with an award-winning and critically acclaimed selection of films, featuring adventure,alpine sports and mountain culture. VIMFF has been in operation since 1998 in Vancouver and has been on tour for many years. Between the 30 VIMFF shows in Vancouver and their numerous tour events worldwide, VIMFF has an annual audience of 30,000 and growing!

Come watch some great films and see if you are one of the lucky people to also receive a door prize from some of our local outdoors organizations: Overlander Sports, Yellowknife Climbing Club, Somba K'e Paddling Club and more. 

Start Date:
Thursday, March 26, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern arts and cultural centre

27 Long John Jamboree 2015

A weekend-long celebration on Ice! Arts and crafts, cultural events, competitions, performances, vendors, treats, fireworks, and more! See the event website for a full listing of everything going on during Yellowknife's winter festival!

Start Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time:
See event website
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Great Slave Lake
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-0770
E-mail Address:

27 Great Northern Music Conference

Hey NWT Musicians/ music industry members: Music NWT is hosting the Great Northern Music Conference on March 27-29 in Yellowknife.

Open to all levels of musicians/music industry with an interest in professional development.

Do you want to improve your skills in areas such as: performance technique, singing, songwriting, guitar playing, grant-writing, networking, and working with a sound person?

This grassroots conference is for you!!! Free for Music NWT members, $30 fee for non-members.

Registration is $30 for non members, free for current members. Students and Seniors, $15.00.

Friday March 27-Opening Showcase at the Brrr Tent at Long John Jamboree; performances selected from participants.

Saturday March 28 - Touring Musicians Panel, Song Development and Production Workshop with Jason Gordon, and Guitar Workshop with Rick Fines, Marketing Music for Export, and capped off with evening showcase at Javaroma.

Sunday March 29 - Working a Live Sound Stage, FREE headshot by Pat Kane, Funders, Festivals and Theatres-How to get a Grant, How to Get a Gig with funders from NWT Arts Council, Canada Arts Council, NACC, NWT Pride, FOTR and Performance Tips and Tricks.

Host Hotel is Coast Fraser Tower, Book a discount fare on Canadian North SAV15, First Air LJJ48.

 

Please contact Leela Gilday at bookleelagilday@gmail.com or Leanne Goose at leanne@leannegoose.com asap to confirm your interest.

 

Some travel stipends available. You may be eligible for travel funding by contacting your local Industry, Tourism and Investment Office.

Start Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time:
TBA
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
TBA
Contact:
Leela Gilday / Leanne Goose
E-mail Address:

27 Author Visit: Brown Bag Lunch with Tish Cohen

Tish Cohen is the author of Town House, a 2008 finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize - Best First Book Award (Canada and Caribbean region), and in development as a feature film with Fox 2000.

Don't forget!  Friday March 27th is your chance to meet the amazing & talented Tish Cohen at the Library Meeting Room!

This is a brown bag lunch presentation from 12:00-1:00 p.m. So stop by the library and enjoy a visit with this great award-winning Canadian author.

This author visit is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Start Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015
End Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time:
12 - 1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
867-920-5642

28 Rebecca Caine and Robert Korgaard

Ticket price

Adult (Yellowknife): 
$30.00
Senior/Youth (Yellowknife): 
$18.00
Adult (Communities):: 
$25.00
Senior/Youth (Communities):: 
$15.00
Family Discount (Communities ONLY):: 
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Adult famiily price (2+ youth 4-17 years old, 1+ adults):: 
$15.00
Youth family price (2+ youth 4-17 years old, 1+ adults):: 
$10.00

Rebecca Caine and Robert Kortgaard take you on a delightful journey through musical theatre leading ladies past and present, including her own starring roles as Cosette in the world premiere of the smash hit musical Les Miserables and Christine in the original record breaking Canadian production of The Phantom of The Opera.

Rebecca Caine is a Canadian theatre legend. She is the first actress to play the iconic role of Cosette in Les Miserable and is literally the role model for all subsequent actors in this role. She was born in Toronto and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, making her West End debut at 19 in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma! She then sang the role of Eliza in My Fair Lady on the National tour. Joining the Royal Shakespeare Company, she created the role of Cosette in Les Miserables. She joined the original cast of Phantom of the Opera to play Christine, then returned to Toronto to repeat the role in Phantom’s Canadian premier. During her run in Toronto she joined the Canadian Opera Company to make her highly praised North American debut in the title role Lulu.

Her recordings are Les Miserables (original British cast), The Phantom of the Opera (Canadian album), Anything Goes, Future Sound of London, Babes in Toyland and Mr. Emmett Takes a Walk.

Robert Kortgaard has performed as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras and has given recitals throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in England, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Indonesia, the Czech Republic and China. He is one of the country’s most respected concert pianists, having appeared with most of the country’s leading orchestras and recital societies. Mr. Kortgaard has become one of the most in-demand colleagues of Canada’s most esteemed vocalists, and is a frequent partner of sopranos Measha Brueggergosman and Wendy Nielsen, mezzo-soprano Jean Stilwell and cabaret diva Patricia O’Callaghan. For five years, he was resident musician at the University of New Brunswick, and he is now artistic director of the Indian River Festival in Prince Edward Island.

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/rebecca-caine-and-robert-korgaard#sthash.OUJEtQoN.dpuf

Start Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Community:
Where:
NACC

29 Music at the Museum

Need to warm up after a weekend at the snow castle and Long John Jamboree? Relax in the warmth of the Museum Cafe and enjoy an hour of classical music performed by members of COSY and students of COSY members.

Start Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time:
3 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Museum cafe