Events

December

Dec 01 Bella Dance Academy presents The Nutcracker

It’s Christmas Eve at the Silberhaus residence and friends are gathered for the annual Christmas Eve party. Clara, and her little brother Fritz, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. Drosselmeyer finally arrives with magical gifts and surprises for everyone.

After enjoying the excitement of the many surprises and an evening of celebration, Clara is presented with a special gift from Drosselmeyer; a Nutcracker doll. When the party guests leave and the family turns in for the evening, the magic will begin!  As midnight strikes, Clara falls asleep in the stillness of the house. Suddenly the Mouse King leads her cluster of sneaky mice in a battle against the Nutcracker and his resilient soldiers. Once the Mouse King has been defeated, theNutcracker comes to life and leads Clara on an enchanted journey through the Winter Wonderland and off to the Land of Sweets.

 

~Intermission~ 

 

The Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes Clara and the Nutcracker to her delightful Kingdom of Sweets where they are entertained by dancers of sweetness. Gingerbread, Hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee, just to name a few….and then there is Mother Ginger and her Bon Bons!  A very special treat for everyone!

After a whirlwind of performances and a grand finale, Clara awakens to find it was all a wonderful dream that will stay with her forever.
 

Show times:

December 1
7:30 pm

 

December 2

7:30 pm

 

December 3

2:00 pm 7:30 pm
 

All tickets: 
$22.00

Start Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:

Dec 01 Nancy Gardiner and Book Cellar present: Hairy Leg News 2016 Book Signing

Please join us for the official launch and signing of the Northern humor book Hairy Leg News by local author Nancy Gardiner.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time:
7:30 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Book Cellar
Contact:
The Book Cellar
Contact Phone:
1-800-944-6029
E-mail Address:

Dec 02 Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts - Yellowknife Quilters Guild Annual Sale

 The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts and the Yellowknife Quilters Guild Annual Christmas Sale at the St. Pat's High School Rock Foyer,

 

Preview is Friday Dec. 2  from 7:00-9:00pm
Sale Saturday, Dec. 3, 10:00am-12:00noon

 

Cash/cheque only, please bring shopping bags. THANKS

Start Date:
Friday, December 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Pat's High School Rock Foyer
Contact:
John Argue
E-mail Address:

Dec 02 Yellowknife Choral Society presents: Joyous Music to greet the Holiday Season!

“Strike the Harp” Concert Featuring 3 choirs Aurora Chorealis, Ursa Miners & Fireweed Children’s Chorus with Harpist – Samantha Spurrier & Soprano – Claire Singer

 

Friday, Dec 2nd & Sat Dec 3rd 7.30pm
St. Patrick’s Church

 

TICKETS $20 (Seniors and Youth $15) At Roy’s Audio-Video & at the door

Start Date:
Friday, December 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Patrick's Church
Contact:
Yellowknife Choral Society

E-mail Address:

Dec 02 Strike the Harp

Yellowknife Choral Society presents "Strike the Harp." Seasonal music by Aurora Chorealis and Fireweed Children's Chorus and the Ursa Miners performing Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols."

Featuring Harpist, Samantha Spurrier and Soprano, Claire Singer

Tickets available at Roy's Audio Video and at the door - $20 or $15 for seniors or youth. 

Start Date:
Friday, December 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Patrick's Parish Church

Dec 03 Annual Christmas Sale

Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts & Yellowknife Quilters Guild present their Annual Christmas Sale.

Preview: Friday, December 2, 7-9 pm

Sale: Saturday, December 3, 10am-12pm

Handmade Fiber Arts, Pottery & Quilts

Start Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:
10:00-12:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Pat`s High School Rock Foyer

Dec 03 Yellowknife Public Library presents The Polar Express

Join us for our annial reading of this Christmas classic and other holiday stories! Then, make unique gifts at the craft stations.

Register by phone (920-5642) or at the front desk by November 26th. Free. Minimum of 10 participants to proceed, capped at 40.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time:
13:00-15:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library

Dec 04 Brunch communautaire de Noël

Oh, oh, oh! Grâce à nos contacts bien placés au Pôle Nord, l'AFCY et le réseau associatif franco-ténois ont obtenu du Père Noël (!) qu'il partage un repas avec notre communauté.

Toutes les familles franco-ténoises sont les bienvenues, dimanche le 4 décembre prochain,  de 10h à 13h, au club Elk's pour un Brunch communautaire de Noël.

Cette activité est gratuite!

L'événement en formule "potluck" comprendra de l'animation et des jeux pour les enfants, des conteurs, du maquillage, des cadeaux, le studio mobile de Mosaïque Ténoise, une ambiance conviviale de repas en famille et, bien sûr, la présence du Père Noël.

Amenez un plat fait maison, vos chéris et votre esprit du temps des Fêtes au Elk's à 10h AM, le 4 décembre. Il y aura du Chocolat chaud (et du café) pour tous!

****Une présentation de l'AFCY avec la collaboration de la FFT, la Garderie plein soleil, l'école Allain St-Cyr, Le collège nordique francophone, le CDÉTNO, Radio Taïga, L’Aquilon et l'APADY****

Start Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time:
10 am - 1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Elk's Lodge

Dec 04 Memories Are Made of This - Public Reading

Our Memoir Writing 101 classes began in October with a very enthusiastic group of students led by local author Annelies Pool. Now they are ready to share their results with the public! We invite everyone to come out and celebrate their achievement. Refreshments will be served.

This program is made possible through a Service Canada New Horizons for Seniors grant.

Start Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time:
14:00-16:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library

Dec 04 Memories Are Made of This: A Public Reading

·       What: Yellowknife Public Library’s Memoir Writing 101 classes began in October with a very enthusiastic group of students led by local author Annelies Pool. Now they are ready to share their results with the public! We invite everyone to come out and celebrate their achievement. Refreshments will be served. This program is made possible through a Service Canada New Horizons for Seniors grant.

·       When: Sunday, December 4th 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

·       Where: Yellowknife Public Library, Meeting Room

·       Contact: 920-5642 or visit www.yellowknife.ca/ypl

Start Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time:
2 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

Dec 05 12 days of give aways

-come to class and enter your name to win a free class pass & a homemade treat!

-one name will be selected every day!

-regularly scheduled classes AND workshops are eligible

Start Date:
Monday, December 5, 2016
End Date:
Friday, December 16, 2016
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
collective soul space

Dec 06 YK Farmer's Market Christmas Market

Shop a variety of homemade and homegrown local goods, including:

Holiday Baking
Preserves
Cheese
Fish
Meals
as well as handmade crafts.

Start Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time:
5 pm - 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Centre Square Mall - Lower Mall

Dec 07 Philippe Brach in Yellowknife

As part of the Coup de coeur francophone Canada-wide concert series, The Yellowknife French-Cultural Association is proud to present the award-winning songwriter Philippe Brach and his band.

Opening Act: Les Dead Frets

When?: Wednesday December 7th, 7PM (doors open at 6:30)
Where?: The Yellowknife Ski Club Chalet
How Much? $20 ($15 AFCY members)

N.B: This is a licensed event, 19+ years old

 

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Dans le cadre de la tournée Coup de coeur francophone, l'Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife est fière de présenter l'auteur-compositeur-interprète Philippe Brach.

Artiste à l’imagination débridée, l’incomparable Philippe Brach présente Bienvenue à Enfantville, un spectacle concept mettant en scène les pièces de son second titre Portrait de famine, au cours duquel il compte bien nous faire retomber en enfance.

Première partie: Les Dead Frets

Quand? Le mercredi 7 décembre, à 19h (les portes ouvrent à 18h30)
Où? Au Chalet du Ski-Club de Yellowknife
Combien? 15$ (20$ non-membre)

NB: Ce spectacle est réservé à un public de 19 ans et +, pour cause de vente d'alcool.

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Ski Club

Dec 08 JAMmed studio presents: Show & Sale of Artwork by Sheila Hodgkinson

The December 8 to 10 exhibit and sale of Sheila Hodgkinson paintings offers an opportunity to choose from the work of one of the North’s foremost interpreters of light and form.  

A selection of more than 30 acrylic canvases share scenes and impressions at the climax of Sheila’s almost 40 years living and painting in the NWT.   The exhibit and sale will be the last Yellowknife offering of works created during her final years in Yellowknife.  

Her art is in corporate and private collections throughout the north and Canada. A collection of old town paintings is housed at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre with other works displayed in public buildings, including the NWT Legislative Assembly and Stanton Territorial Hospital.
 

Show & Sale opens, December 8th, 9th, and 10th
Finale bash exhibiting all 45 pieces, Saturday, Dec 10th, 10am - 5:30pm  
Limited showing of Hodgkinson’s work continues till December 31st  
Location: JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall lower level (across from Gourmet Cup)

Start Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:
See description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
unit #503 44th St.

Dec 08 #lovetheland

Join the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA), CPAWS NWT, and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) in the Museum Auditorium on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 7:00pm for the fourth and final PechaKucha Night: #LovetheLand!

The evening will feature presentations about the different kinds of relationships that people in the NWT have with the land. We will be showcasing a wide variety of land users, including harvesters, hide tanners, paddlers, dog sledders, and guardians.

The evening will also include an exhibit of images of land-based activities from local photographers.

A PechaKucha Night is a fun, laid-back gathering where people present and talk about a common topic using a digital slideshow presentation. 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each, resulting in a concise, fast-paced presentation with an emphasis on storytelling.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time:
7pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
prince of wales heritage center auditorium
Contact:
Jess Dunkin
Contact Phone:
867.669.8376
E-mail Address:

Dec 10 Christmas Bazaar

Over 20 vendors and artists in one place
Find that unique Christmas gift!
**please note all the tables for this event have been sold**

Start Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:
10 am - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Terrilyn Hayden
E-mail Address:

Dec 10 The Gryphon Trio & Patricia O'Callaghan

Firmly establishing itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances. 

With a repertoire ranging from the traditional to contemporary and European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

After 20 years of performance, the trio is still going strong with regular tours  throughout North America and Europe – not to the mention the more than 75 new works they have commissioned, while regularly collaborating on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music.

Honours include two Juno Awards for Classical album of the year and the prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts from the Canada Council.

Patricia O’Callaghan

Patricia O’Callaghan is something of a wandering minstrel. Her 15-year career has taken her across genres, continents and a range of disciplines and passions.

She is considered a specialist in the music of Kurt Weill – having performed the German composer’s Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins and Kleine Mahagonny with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Edmonton Opera and Vancouver Opera, to name a few.

O’Callaghan’s recording career spans six solo albums and many interesting guest collaborations. A speaker of French, Spanish and German, her early recordings focus on European cabaret.

Start Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NACC
Contact:
NACC
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

Dec 14 2016 SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS TEA

HOSTED BY

THE YELLOWKNIFE MLAs

Glen Abernethy, Caroline Cochrane,

Julie Green, Bob McLeod,

Kieron Testart, Kevin O’Reilly,

Cory Vanthuyne

Join us for holiday treats,

entertainment and prizes

THE GREAT HALL

  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

 

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time:
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact Phone:
767-9143 ext. 12186

Dec 14 Gingerbread Architecture 101

The YKACL Young Adults Group plans to design, build and decorate gingerbread palaces at their next gathering from 6:30 to 9 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Abe Miller Building. Youth aged 19 to 30 are encouraged to come out and have fun.

RSVP By December 9 to ensure there are sufficient materials.

Start Date:
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time:
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller building
Contact:
Michael
Contact Phone:
873-3560
E-mail Address:

Dec 15 Sugar Cookie Baking Party for Young Adults

The YKACL Yay Fusion Teen Group plans to bake sugar cookies together on Dec. 15 from 6 until 8:30 pm in the Abe Miller Building.
All teens aged 13 to 18 are encouraged to come out~!

Please RSVP by December 9th to ensure there are enough materials.

Start Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time:
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller building
Contact:
Michael
Contact Phone:
873-3560
E-mail Address:
Website:

Dec 15 Yellowknife Diabetics Support Group

The Canadian Diabetes Association is here to help. The diabetes support group meets monthly and is open to anyone with diabetes and/or their caregivers or support persons

 

This month we will have guest speaker Mabel Wong, who is a registered dietician discuss;

 

“10 WAYS TO HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!”

Sharing tips, food and recipes to keep your body in balance during the festive season

 

Win door prizes, meet other people with diabetes, and sample some healthy food

Start Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Baker Community Centre
Contact:
Deanne Forsey
Contact Phone:
445-1525
E-mail Address:

Dec 15 A COSY Christmas

A concert of classical Christmas music, featuring vocal and instrumental Christmas Classics performed by COSY musicians, with guest performers, Yellowknife Youth Choir. Our audience will be invited to add their own voices and join us in some caroling.

$25 adults, $20 seniors/youth

Start Date:
Thursday, December 15, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time:
Dec 15 7:30 pm; Dec 17 3:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Dec 20 Join Aurora Chorealis for a Christmas Sing-Along

Join Aurora Chorealis for a Christmas Sing-Along at the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, December 20th, at 7:30 pm.

Start Date:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Legislative Assembly Great Hall

Dec 22 Ravens - Yellowknife Album Launch Concert

Admission: by donation

 

Yellowknife Musician Carmen Braden is set to release her debut studio album Ravens under the Centrediscs label. To celebrate, Braden is holding a special Yellowknife launch concert at 7pm on December 22, 2016 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Museum Café. An official album launch concert will be held at the National Music Centre in Calgary on January 24, 2017.

 

At the Yellowknife concert, Carmen will be joined onstage by local musicians, many of whom are featured on the album, including Pat Braden, Sean Robson, Greyson Gritt, and Kathryn Oraas. CDs and digital download cards of Ravens, as well as other merchandise will be available for sale during the concert. The Museum Café will be open and light food and beverages will be available for purchase.  

 

Statement on the release of Ravens:

“The voice of Northwest Territories composer/performer Carmen Braden shines out in her debut studio album Ravens, a composite of original songs and chamber music that has Carmen’s northern roots at the heart of each piece. Her musical voice is strongly heard on the album as composer, singer, and performer. With ECMA-winning producer Mark Adam and supporting musicians — most of whom are also based in Canada’s north — Carmen makes a powerful musical statement that overcomes the boundaries between genres.

 

Ravens places intricate groove beside flowing string quartet, dove-tails jazz-based improvisation into singer-songwriter forms. The album includes several of Carmen’s contemporary chamber works that were originally written for some of Canada’s best classical performers including James Ehnes, Gryphon Trio, and Penderecki Quartet; here they are interpreted by northern performers and recorded in Yellowknife, NWT. All tracks were crafted with a studio pop sound that echoes qualities of the sub-Arctic: up-close, intimate, and clear. In a bold yet gentle manner, the music of Carmen Braden in Ravens moves the listener through songs and sounds that are at times subtle and rich, and at other times transparent and simple.”

Start Date:
Thursday, December 22, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Museum Café
Contact:
Carmen Braden
Contact Phone:
867.445.8607
E-mail Address:

Dec 23 B-Day Aviation Workshop

Learn about aviation, build your own plane, practice flying, have fun.
 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

14:00 WELCOME

14:15 THEORY OF FLIGHT

14:30 PLANE BUILDING

15:30 FLIGHT PRACTICE

RC-PLANE PILOT SCHOOL WITH EDMOND AND HIS DAD

Start Date:
Friday, December 23, 2016
End Date:
Friday, December 23, 2016
Time:
2:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Frontier Visitors Centre
E-mail Address: