Events

November

01 PUMPKIN LANE

Bring your pumpkin down to McMahon Frame Lake Trail between Matonabee Street and McNiven Beach right after Halloween and add them to Pumpkin Lane.  Please include a 4-day candle supply if possible.  Then stroll the trail in the evenings between November 1 and 4 to enjoy the festive atmosphere and creative designs.  Coordinated by the City of Yellowknife.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time:
all day
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Frame Lake Trail off Matonabee Street
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

01 The Man with the Wolf in his Belly Book Launch

Come join author German Saravanja and illustrator Nick MacIntosh as they celebrate the official launch of their northern fable, “The Man With The Wolf In His Belly”. It is sure to be a good time, with both author and illustrator on hand to sign books and answer questions. There will be book readings through out the day. Plus an exhibit of Nick MacIntosh’s original paintings from the book will be on display and for sale. For the kids and those of us who are kids at heart, cookies and juice will be provided (along with coffee for the older folks!)

The book is available locally at the following locations: Northern Frontier Visitors Centre, Airport Gift Shop, Yellowknife Book Cellar and The Gallery of the Midnight Sun.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time:
10 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre
Contact:
Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre
Contact Phone:
873-4262
E-mail Address:

01 Fur-Lined Wrist Mittens Workshop

Choice: $250 sheared beaver or $120 rabbit fur, all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Learn how to make your own mittens using either luxurious sheared beaver fur, or soft and silky rabbit fur. Sheared beaver mitts are the most plush mittens you can make – and offer durability, comfort and warm. Rabbit fur also makes a nice cosy liner and is a more affordable material. These mittens will be custom-fitted to your hand and finished with a fine suede outer mitten with beautiful designer ribbon of your choice.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

01 Death is Real art show

The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre is partnering with Edge YK this Halloween to transform the downstairs bar at the Elks Club into a haunted scene of macabre artistry (the entire downstairs will be ours to transform). 

Upstairs Edge YK will be hosting a DJ dance party, and guests will be invited downstairs to experience the horror.  Both bars will be open. 

Start Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time:
10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Artist Run Community Centre

02 Amazing Family Sundays: Come Join the Brain Train

Miranda Currie And Curious Connections will be presenting fun and interactive brain games for parents and kids. There will be a variety of stations to choose from, as well a group brain breaks throughout the afternoon! So get on board!

Start Date:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time:
2 pm - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact Phone:
873-7551

03 BLUE DOT PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DAVID SUZUKI

Join David Suzuki for an evening of inspirational discussion with local community leaders as part of the Blue Dot Tour.

Featuring:

David Suzuki
Bobby Drygeese, Yellowknife’s Dene First Nation Councilor
Mandee McDonald, Dechinta

Hosted by Dëneze Nakehk’o​, Dene Nahjo

Register on the website.

Start Date:
Monday, November 3, 2014
End Date:
Monday, November 3, 2014
Time:
7 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

04 Canada - US Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum

Canada - United States Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum: “Preparing for Success”

 

Forum de recherche Canada - États-Unis sur le pétrole et le gaz dans le Nord :  « Se préparer à la réussite »

Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife, Canada

November 4-6 novembre, 2014

 

The Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum is a biennial meeting with representation from government, industry, academia, Aboriginal groups and Northerners from both Canada and the United States. The Forum provides an opportunity to discuss current and future priorities for northern oil and gas research. The Forum will showcase the value of northern research in support of sound decision-making for oil and gas management.

Topical sessions will include:

•        Management considerations

•        Operators’ perspectives

•        Community engagement

•        Environmental baselines

•        Unconventional exploration

For more information, visit www.nogrf.com

Start Date:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time:
Presentation times vary, see event program for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Explorer Hotel
Website:

04 Porcupine Quill & Beadwork Earrings/Pendant Class

Learn how to use porcupine quills to make jewelry in combination with Japanese computer-cut Delica beads. You will learn how to do the classic beading stitch called brickstitch and learn how to combine the stitch with quillwork.  You will also learn the ladderstitch to make earrings or a pendant. (Bring your own prepared quills if you have some!)

Start Date:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

05 Curry Lunch with curry chef, Jeremy Flatt

Menu:

Chicken parsee - An aromatic chicken curry from the Parsee community of Mumbai, India
Tarka Dahl - a delicious split pea dhal with a traditional tarka (spiced butter) 
Bombay potatoes - simple spiced potatoes - one of the most popular Indian side dishes
Rice


Tickets $20

Purchase Tickets Online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-first-foundation-curry-lunch-fundraiser-at-northern-united-place-tickets-13707045141

Start Date:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time:
two sittings 11:30 and 12:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact Phone:
446.3785
Website:

05 Sir John Franklin presents Peter Pan

65 minute performance with no intermission

Tickets are $20

Come see Peter Pan and the Darling children fly for the first time ever on the NACC stage!

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me."

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Amazon Warrior Girls and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a magical story for the whole family to enjoy.

And a very special treat with this performance...you will see Peter Pan fly for the first time on the NACC stage. This will be a once in a lifetime experience for many young and old. Please come and join us this November for Dinsey's Peter Pan JR!

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/sir-john-franklin-presents-peter-pan#sthash.qFmzpvps.dpuf

Start Date:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time:
November 5 - 7 , 6:00pm & 8:00pm; November 8 11:00 am 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Website:

06 YK-1 Schools Meeting

Join us to discuss reccomendations of the Yk-1 facilities committee about changes to schools and programs.


For the facilities committee report, please visit our website.

Start Date:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Range Lake North School
Contact Phone:
766-5050
E-mail Address:
Website:

06 Canadian Beverages Talks at Trek Resto-Lounge

Join us to learn more about unique Canadian beverages - why is Red Rose Tea our national tea, what makes Canada Dry Ginger ale Canadian, is Spruce Beer a real thing, why is Canadian beer different than other countries, the unique world of Canadian whiskey and just what is Yukon Jack? Samples included.  Must be a minimum of 19 years .

Start Date:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time:
Thursdays at 7 pm until the end of the year
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Trek Resto Lounge
Contact Phone:
873-8735
E-mail Address:

07 Mirage - Photography by Bob Wilson

Enjoy recent photography by Bob Wilson! Featuring an assortment of summer a fall outdoor scenes.
Start Date:
Friday, November 7, 2014
End Date:
Friday, November 7, 2014
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Gallery on 47th street

08 T.A.I.L.S Read to a Dog

Children aged 6 - 12 can practice their reading with a specially trained St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog. Reading to dogs is calming and reduces anxiety: perfect for shy or less confident readers. Sessions are 20 minutes long, between 1 and 2 pm on Saturdays. Bring your own book, or use a library book!

Please call to register. No cost to participate

Start Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time:
1 - 2 pm Saturdays
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife public Library
Contact Phone:
920-5642

08 Taste Talks at Trek Restaurant


Join our Chef's for a conversation about food - Canadian food in particular!  Each week one of our Chef's explores unique Canadian cuisine.  Guests learn insider tips and history as well as sample some of Canada's unique contributions to the culinary scene.  Topics include salmon versus char, cooking with trees, the story of poutine and more.  Check the website for a full list of topics.  Seating is very limited.  Tour groups can book Taste Talks for their groups separately by contacting Janet Procure at trekresto@hotmail.com.
Fee: complimentary
 

Start Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Time:
Every Saturday at 2 pm until end of the year
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Trek Resto Lounge
Contact Phone:
873-8735
E-mail Address:

08 Moccasins Workshop

$100 instructions only, (bring your own supplies), maximum 6 people

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.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time:
2 pm - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

08 Country for a Cause

Come on up to the Top Knight for a night of live music featuring Rory Gardiner along with Jimmy T. and the Sociables, as well as a live auction! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
For tickets, contact Country for a Cause on Facebook or pick them up at the Canadian Cancer Society office in the Bowling Green Building.
Proceeds from the live auction support the NWT branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.
This event is 19+ only.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time:
21:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
Contact:
Canadian Cancer Society

08 Country for a Cause

Come watch live country bands play for the great cause of raising funds for the Canadian Cancer Society! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and are available from the Canadian Cancer Society Office, on the second floor of the Bowling Green Building, 4819 49th St; you can also contact them on Facebook or by calling 920-4428.

Sponsored by the Yellowknife Inn.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time:
9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
Contact Phone:
920-4428

09 Amazing Family Sundays: Un repas avec les rapaces!

Venez en apprendre d'avantage sur les oiseaux de proies des Territoires du Nord-Ouest en participant a une activite hors du commun. biologiste Rosalie Davreaux vous parlera de leurs comportements, leurs caracteristiques et surtout leur menu! Decouvertes actives et manipulations afin de mieux comprendre un phenomene bien reel qui se produit dans nos forets!

(Activite bilingue/bilingual activity)

 

Admission is free

Start Date:
Sunday, November 9, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time:
2 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact Phone:
873-7551

10 When That I Was featuring Christopher Hunt

Ticket price

Adult (Yellowknife): 
$30.00
Senior/Youth (Yellowknife): 
$18.00
Adult (Communities): : 
$25.00
Senior/Youth (Communities): : 
$15.00
Family Discount (Communities ONLY): : 
_
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

Christopher is a Calgary-based actor who has worked in theatres across the country (as well as three tours in the U.K.) for almost 30 years.

The story centres on Jack Rice, an old man who was once a part of Shakespeare’s acting company. Now the Puritans have closed the theatres, and the troupe is gone. Jack shares memories of better times, giving us an insider’s view of Shakespeare’s spirited company.

While historical in its setting, the play has much to say about the present. It speaks of aging, of homelessness, and of the joyful role the arts can play in a community. As an aging artist lost in a world that has moved on, Jack Rice speaks to the need for beauty and meaning in a world that sometimes lacks both.

When That I Was is funny, sad, literate, theatrical and very entertaining. This production won two of Calgary’s Betty Mitchell theatre awards for best director and best actor. Hunt plays over 20 different characters - among them Queen Elizabeth, King James and Shakespeare.

“To see it is to be captivated, enthralled and moved to tears. To miss it is just plain foolish.” Calgary Sun “...deeply poignant...winningly played with sympathy and a sharp comic air by the ever-artful Christopher Hunt.” Calgary Herald

- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/when-i-was-featuring-christopher-hunt#sthash.J3vknP3A.dpuf

Start Date:
Monday, November 10, 2014
End Date:
Monday, November 10, 2014
Community:
Where:
NACC

10 Napkin Folding Tips at Trek Resto-Lounge


Ever wonder how to fold the perfect napkin for your dinner party or how large restaurants and cruise ships can work such magic with napkins?  Join our Front of House Manager to find out!  You will receive one on one instruction and a handout to take away.
Fee: complimentary
 

Start Date:
Monday, November 10, 2014
End Date:
Monday, December 29, 2014
Time:
7 pm every monday until the end of the year
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Trek Resto Lounge
Contact Phone:
873-8735
E-mail Address:

10 Songs of Peace and Protest

In honour of Remembrance Day, the Yellowknife Choral Society presents "Songs of Peace and Protest", featuring Fireweed Children's Chorus and Ursa Miners.  Performances are  7:30 pm, Monday, November 10, 2014 and 3:00 pm, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at St. Patrick’s Church.

Ticket prices are:

$20.00 Adults
$15.00 Seniors/Youth 12 and under
and Free for Veterans and Military in uniform.

Tickets available at Roy’s AudioVideo or at the door prior to performances.

Start Date:
Monday, November 10, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm Nov 10, 3:30 pm Nov 11
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Patrick's Church
Contact:
Jo Pamplin
Contact Phone:
446-9577

11 Porcupine Quill Loop Earrings Workshop

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Learn how to use porcupine quills, beads and caribouhide to make a simple but lovely pair of loop earrings.  You will use a very simple stringing technique.  Surgical Steel earring wires included.

 

Start Date:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

13 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:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time:
6-9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

13 CPAWS-NWT Love the Land Launch

Please join us to launch the 2015 CPAWS-NWT Love the Land Calendar and Thaidene Nene Poster - Thursday, November 13th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Javaroma.

Help us celebrate our winning photographers with fabulous prizes from local businesses, and have your first chance to pick up copies of the 2015 Love the Land Calendar and Thaidene Nene Poster, both featuring spectacular images from around the NWT and from Thaidene Nene (the proposed protected area around and beyond the East Arm of Great Slave Lake).

Calendars and posters will be on sale at local retailers and through our office following the launch - find us on Facebook for details. All calendar and poster proceeds support CPAWS-NWT's conservation work.

Start Date:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time:
7 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Javaroma

14 From Hay River to the Arctic Ocean - Photo Exhibit

From Hay River to the Arctic Ocean, photos by Carole Musialek and Patrick Poisson
Carole Musialek from Yellowknife and Patrick Poisson from Hay River are presenting a selection of their photos this month at the Francophone Association, aka the "blue house" on 48th Street.
Carole's photos were taken in and around Yellowknife, as well as during her trips up North. Her selection includes some photos taken with her medium format film camera from the 1950's. 
Patrick is presenting some photos taken near Hay River.
Visitors will be welcome at the blue house until December during the Association's opening hours, and Carole will welcome you after work from 5 to 7pm on Fridays, November 14, 21 and 28. Drop by and say hi!
 

Start Date:
Friday, November 14, 2014
End Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time:
5 - 7 pm each night
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife (Blue house)
Contact:
Carole Musialek
E-mail Address:

15 Northern United Place Christmas Bazaar

Come check out the christmas bazaar at the Northern United Place! There will be two christmas bazaar dates: November 15th and December 6th. Check out their selection of baked goods, crafts and decorations as well as giftable items, all handmade with love and holiday cheer!

Start Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
YK United Church, Gwyneth Davis, Office Administrator
Contact Phone:
873-6291
E-mail Address:

15 Santa Claus Parade

Head downtown to view the Santa Claus Parade, hosted by the City of Yellowknife. The parade route starts at City Hall and continues along Franklin Avenue from 53rd Street to 49th Street. The public is then invited inside École Sir John Franklin High School for hot chocolate.

 

Start Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time:
6 - 6:45 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Downtown Yellowknife (begins at city hall)
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

15 NACC Presents: When That I Was - About Shakespeare


When That I Was is a funny, sad, literate, theatrical and very entertaining highlight reel of Shakespeare's life. This production won two of Calgary's Betty Mitchell theatre awards for best director and best actor. This one-act show is performed by Christopher Hunt, a well-travelled Calgary-based actor who has been performing for an extensive thirty years. In this production he plays over twenty different characters - among them Queen Elizabeth, King James and Shakespeare. 
 
The story centres on Jack Rice, an old man who was once a part of Shakespeare's acting company. Now the Puritans have closed the theatres, and the troupe is gone. Jack shares memories of better times, giving us an insider's view of Shakespeare's spirited company. 
 
While historical in its setting, the play has much to say about the present. It speaks of aging, of homelessness, and of the joyful role the arts can play in a community. As an aging artist lost in a world that has moved on, Jack Rice speaks to the need for beauty and meaning in a world that sometimes lacks both.
 
 
"To see it is to be captivated, enthralled and moved to tears. To miss it is just plain foolish." 
Calgary Sun
 
 
"...deeply poignant... winningly played with sympathy and a sharp comic air by the ever-artful Christopher Hunt."  
Calgary Herald
 
 
TOUR DATES AND LOCATIONS
 
Yellowknife
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
November 15
7:30pm
Adult $30   Senior/Youth $18
 
Norman Wells
Dennis Drolet Memorial Community Hall
November 10
7:30pm
Adult $25 Senior/Youth $15
 
Inuvik
Midnight Sun Complex
November 12
7:30pm
Adult $25 Senior/Youth $15
 
Hay River
Riverview Cineplex
November 14
7:30pm
Adult $25 Senior/Youth $15
 
Fort Simpson
Open Sky Gallery
November 17 
7:30pm
Adult $25 Senior/Youth $15
My Yellowknife Rewards
The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is pleased to be a participant in the My Yellowknife Rewards Program through MooseFM. Each month if you buy tickets to a NACC hosted event online or in person you will received 1000 points with the monthly code. 

Make sure to enter the four star merchant raffle for your chance to win a luxury weekend to see world class opera singer Rebecca Caine from hit musical Les Miserable and renowned pianist Kobert Kortgaard on all expenses paid trip to Hay River. 

March 22nd-24th
2 nights of hotel accommodation for 2 - Value $600.00
2 return flights with Buffalo Air - Value $600.00
2 theatre tickets in Hay River- Value $50.00
$ 250.00 for food and beverage

Total Value of $1500
Join our newsletter and received our monthly rewards code. Newsletter sign-up is located on the right side of our website: http://www.naccnt.ca
 

Start Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
Summer Meyer - NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:

16 Amazing Family Sundays Christmas Card Printmaking

2pm in the Auditorium

Join local artist Myka Jones at the craft table for some festive fun! Kids will get to make their own unique Christmas-themed cards using their imaginations, ink and rollers. It's a great inside activity for a chilly afternoon!

Start Date:
Sunday, November 16, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time:
14:00-16:00
Community:
Where:

16 Basic Mitten Making (Gauntlet or Wrist) - Workshop

$80, patterns and tools only, bring your own supplies, maximum 8 people

Learn the basics of mitten-making & make your own custom-fitted mittens out of materials which you bring to class, such as fur, duffle, leather, old sweaters, coats, etc.  Learn to make either gauntlet or wrist mittens, including the outer mitten and liner. Take home patterns and instructions to make more!

Start Date:
Sunday, November 16, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm (12 hours total)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

17 Mitten Harness - four strand braiding

$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:
Monday, November 17, 2014
End Date:
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

18 NWT Tourism 2014 Annual General Meeting

The 2014 NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference will be held Tuesday November 18th through Thursday November 20th at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife.

This year's conference theme is "Pride and Performance" and we've got a whole lineup of interesting speakers and topics planned for the event.

A very important reminder about voting at the AGM:

Delegates attending the Conference and AGM will have voting rights only if their membership is paid prior to July 31, 2014. Delegates who renew their membership after this date will not be permitted to vote at the 2014 AGM. For information about renewing your membership, call the NWT Tourism office at 867.873.5007.

Start Date:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time:
Event times vary
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Explorer Hotel
Contact:
NWT Tourism office
Contact Phone:
867.873.5007
E-mail Address:

22 NorthWords Writing Workshop November 22

CASTING A SPELL  

 

with award winning writer and mentor

 

FRED STENSON

 

Engaging a reader in fiction or creative non-fiction is spell-casting. The spell is what allows the reader to feel a story as if it were real and happening now.  Come and learn the ways to cast that spell and to keep it strong. 

 

Fred Stenson of Alberta is the author of eighteen books of fiction and non-fiction. He is a columnist, a writing studio director at The Banff Centre, and a documentary film writer.  His newest work is the novel Who By Fire (2014)

 

More details:  northwordsnwt.ca

Sign up for the workshop in advance: Yellowknife Book Cellar

Cost: $50 (10% discount NorthWords members)

 

MORE OPPORTUNITES TO SEE FRED

 

Friday November 21 – YK Public Library

Sunday November 23 – YK Book Cellar

Start Date:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time:
10 am - 2 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Aurora College
E-mail Address:
Website:

23 Amazing Family Sundays

The North has a strong basketry culture with a wealth of resources at our fingertips. Come be woven into this experience and try your own hand at making a simple basket with basket maker, Rosanna Strong.

Start Date:
Sunday, November 23, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Community:
Where:

24 Duffle Liners & Slippers (for Mukluks) Workshop

$40 instructions only, (bring your own supplies), maximum 6 people

Easy to make and easy to sew!! This class teaches you how to make two layers for your mukluks for winter. (Two layers should give you enough warmth for NWT winters). But even if you don't have mukluks, these are great patterns for super comfy and warm winter socks and slippers. (And you can decorate them with beautiful ribbon and/or embroidery).  You need to bring about 1 metre of duffle and 4 skeins of embroidery thread plus regular thread. NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for any mukluk class as you have to have duffle liners made before you can make mukluks. This is because you will need to fit your mukluks overtop of them. ALSO: Designer ribbon available for purchase.

Start Date:
Monday, November 24, 2014
End Date:
Monday, November 24, 2014
Time:
6-9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

25 Beaded Brickstitch Snowflake Workshop

$40, all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Learn how to do the classic beading stitch called brickstitch to make a beautiful snowflake design.  You will be using computer-cut Japanese Delica beads, which are very uniform in size and easier to work with than regular seed beads.  The finished piece makes a great gift and can be used as a tree decoration, earrings, pendant, mitten decoration, etc.

Start Date:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

27 Needle Felting Workshop

$40, all supplies included, maximum 6 people

Needle felting is a fun and popular new craft where you can paint and sculpt with 100% wool.  Learn this versatile and easy art using wool batting, lots of great colours, and a variety of needles and tools.  Make a holiday ornament, or come up with your own idea like a bracelet, mini-artwork, or felted animal. Includes a useful handout on needle felting tools and materials.

Start Date:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Time:
6 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

28 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association YK AGM

Come join Canadian Hard of Hearing Yellowknife Branch for their AGM and 20th Anniversary Kick-Off! November 28 at 1:30-3:00, at the Baker Centre. With special guest speaker, Gael Hannan from the Hearing Foundation Canada.

Start Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014
End Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time:
1:30 - 3:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Baker Community Centre
Contact:
Carly Aasen
Contact Phone:
920-7444
E-mail Address:

28 YK Guild of Arts & Crafts Annual Christmas Sale

Come check out a wide variety of handcrafted Christmas decorations and gift ideas created locally by the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts.

Cash or cheque payments only; don't forget your reusable bag!

Start Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time:
Friday Nov 28 7 pm - 9 pm; Saturday Nov 29 10 am - 12 pm
Community:
Where:
St. Patrick High School Rock Foyer

28 Canadian Labour Independent Film Festival

Hello all, 

We would love to see everyone attend the Canadian Labour Independent Film Festival here in Yellowknife, hosted by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Northern Territories Federation of Labour. There is an excellent collection of short films on labour movements in Canada, mistreatment of workers here in Canada and abroad, some themes that touch on racism, poverty and more. 

Please note the date has been changed to Nov. 28, from 7 pm to 9 pm. at the Northern United Place.

Popcorn and drinks will be provided and admission is FREE for everyone. For the full listing of films on display, visit our website and check out the program.
 

The 6th Annual

Canadian Labour International Film Festival
(CLiFF)

Wednesday, November 28th, 2014   

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Northern United Place

5004 – 50th Avenue (Franklin Ave)

 FREE Admission Light refreshments

All Are Welcome!

CLiFF is a collection of short films about working people
from Canada and around the world.

Sponsored by Public Service Alliance of Canada and
Northern Territories Federation of Labour

Start Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014
End Date:
Friday, November 28, 2014
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Michael Aubry - Public Service Alliance of Canada
Contact Phone:
867-688-0772
E-mail Address:

29 United Church Women Christmas Tea & Bake Sale

Come shop for some antipasto, pepper jelly, Christmas baking and crafts and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with treats at the same time. Bring a friend!

Cost for Tea: $5 for Adults; $2 for children under 5.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time:
2 pm - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK United Church
Contact:
YK United Church, Gwyneth Davis, Office Administrator
Contact Phone:
873-6291
E-mail Address:

29 Porcupine Quill Bracelet Workshop

$60 all supplies included, maximum 8 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 decorative silver-plated clasp.

Start Date:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Time:
3 - 6 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944

30 Mukluks – Basic Style - Workshop

$140 (materials not included), maximum 6 people
Learn to make a custom-fitted pair of mukluks or winter boots. We will start by making a custom pattern for you as every foot is unique. This style of mukluk is very simple as there are only 3 main pattern pieces. Please consult the website for detailed info on this class and on materials needed. Basic tools will be provided. (Reminder: You must already have at least one duffle liner and/or slipper done, in order to fit the boot overtop).

Start Date:
Sunday, November 30, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 pm (12 hours total)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Images Gallery
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-5944