Events

April

Apr 01 Yellowknives Dene First Nation Presents: Spring Carnival

Friday April 1, 2016
12-3pm YKDFN Staff Activities
@ Chief Drygeese Building - Dettah, NT

Chief Drygeese Conference Centre
TALENT SHOW – doors open @ 5pm
Show starts @ 7pm
$10/person
$25/family of 3 or more
FREE – Elders 60+

Silver Eagle Band
Single Jigging Contest
Adults 15 & up 1st $100 2nd $60 3rd $40
Youth 11-14 1st $30 2nd $20 3rd $10
10 & under 1st $20 2nd $15 3rd $10

Single Singing Contest
Adults 15 & up 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100
Youth 11-14 1st $200 2nd $100 3rd $50
10 & under 1st $50 2nd $30 3rd $20
Traditional dressed contest 1st - $100
Moose Calling contest 1st - $100
Dene Love Song $20 each
Balloon pop for kiddies
Saturday April 2, 2016
Ndilo GYM 1pm
Adult Events Ages 15 & up
 Egg Toss
 Log sawing
 Tug a war
Youth Events Ages 11-14
 Egg Toss
 Log sawing
 Tug a war
Kids Events Ages 8-10
 Log carrying race
 Three Legged race
 Egg toss
Kiddie Carnival
Drum Dance @8pm
Sunday April 3, 2016
Dettah, NT
Pancake Breakfast
11am
@ Chief Drygeese Conference Centre
EVENTS start at 1pm
Adult Events Ages 15 & up
 Tea Boiling
 Leg Wrestling
 Snowshoe Race
Youth Events Ages 11-14
 Leg Wrestling
 Snowshoe Race
Kids Events Ages 8-10
 Leg Wrestling
 Snowshoe race
 Stick pull
Event AWARDS
Adults 15 & up 1st $60 2nd $40 3rd $20
Youth 11-14 1st $30 2nd $20 3rd $10
10 & under 1st $15 2nd $10 3rd $5
COMMUNITY COOK OUT
CLOSING PRAYER
** Volunteer Meeting in Ndilo on Wednesday March 30, 2016 @ 6-8pm with Pizza & Pop**
For more information, contact Rachel Tambour or Charlene Sundberg @ 867-920-2925

Start Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time:
Weekend-long
Community:
Dettah
Where:
Chief Drygeese Building
Contact:
Charlene Sundberg
Contact Phone:
867-920-2925

Apr 01 After 8 Pub Lip Sync Battle


After 8 is hosting its second-last lip sync battle this Friday night starting at 6 p.m. The contest is based on the hit Spike TV show. - See more at: http://ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/04/01/6769/34/lip-synch-battle#sthash.I9ivZ5mQ.dpuf
 

Start Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
Time:
6 pm
Community:
Where:
After 8 Pub
Contact Phone:
867-669-9983

Apr 01 NWT Wellness Society Presents: The Art of Delicious Change

This interactive workshop is best suited for participants who are struggling to make ongoing, sustainable changes in their lives: they are struggling to either stop self-sabotaging habits or to start supportive habits - or both!

During this workshop, participants will discover the mindset mistakes that are keeping them stuck in the struggle to change, and they will learn the key mindset shifts that will support them to finally make delicious change!

You can learn more about Simone and the services she provides at simonegoudreau.comand atwww.facebook.com/artofdeliciouschange.

Cost: $10. Space is limit so please register early.

Facilitated by Certified Life Coach Simone Goudreau.

Start Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Scotia Centre Boardroom

Apr 01 A fiction reading from The Birthday Books by Joanna Lilley

My short story collection, The Birthday Books, has been published by Hagios Press in their Strike Fire New Author Series. It's full of stories about northern places - Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Scotland and Greenland. If you live in Whitehorse, Yukon, you can buy it at Mac's Fireweed Books and at Coles. It's online too.

The wonderful painting on the cover, called Shelley, is by the Alberta-born artist John Brocke who sadly died in 2009. The painting hangs in the Foothills hospital in Calgary.

Here's what's being said about The Birthday Books:

"Joanna Lilley’s stories shoot for the Pole; they are in love with the north. They do just what short stories must do: introduce people we want to know, places we can hardly imagine, all in language as precise, as rich as poetry, clear as deep northern lakes. Lilley writes with great heart. Each story has a spirit. Each story stretches its arms to the broad northern sky."

– Arleen Paré, novelist, poet and winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

"In her debut collection, Joanna Lilley empathetically enters lives as different as those of an Inuit sculptor, a middle-aged Scottish sheep farmer, and a trapeze artist who wants to run away from the circus. Her empathy extends to animals, plants, and the natural world, and her rural and wilderness settings captivate. Lilley also offers readers a fresh UK perspective on the Canadian landscape in clean uncluttered prose—a winter lake is “glutinous”—that is leavened with dry wit."

Start Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
4921B 49th Street (next to the TD Bank)

Apr 02 From Tears to Techniques: a fiction-writing workshop with Joanna Lilley

Writing doesn’t have to be a frustrating process. Once you know the tricks of the trade you can have fun crafting your story and getting to know your characters. Author Joanna Lilley guides you through the nuts and bolts of writing fiction. Bring something to write on as you’ll have the chance to do some practical exercises to help you with your writing, whatever your level of experience. This workshop is for beginners and experienced writers alike, with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion. Join Joanna and share the joy of the written word.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time:
10 am - 1:45 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Frontier Visitors' Centre

Apr 02 Tomato Seed Planting Event

The Yellowknife Community Garden Collective is hosting a tomato seed planting event in the library meeting rooms Saturday morning starting at 10:30 a.m. Learn how to make small, biodegradable pots from newspaper for planting seedlings and how to plant tomato seeds and take care of the plants. Seeds and soil provided. - See more at: http://ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/04/02/6771/34/planting-event#sthash.n3N9C1rx.dpuf
 

Start Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time:
10:30 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Libary Meeting Room

Apr 02 Great Slave Helicopters Open House

Great Slave Helicopters is hosting a fundraiser for the Yellowknife Community Foundation at its hangar Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will be open to the public and feature free helicopter rides for children, bouncy castles, face painting and hot chocolate.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time:
11 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Great Slave Helicopters Hangar
Contact Phone:
867-873-2081

Apr 02 Yellowknife Reads

Yellowknife public library presents: Yellowknife Reads

Announcing this year's esteemed panelists;

  • Anne-Marie Giroux- Defending Lawrence Miller's The Avro Arrow
  • Jacq Brass- Defending Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
  • Megan Welsh- Defending Marina Endicott's The Little Shadows
  • Ruth Bowen- Defending Germaine Arnaktauyok and Gyo Oh's My Name is Arnaktauyok: The life and art of Germaine Arnaktauyok

Each of our panelists were asked "which book makes you proudest to be Canadian?" Now they're ready to recommend ONE book to their fellow Yellowknifers. Which book will regin supreme? Join us and watch the debates live, Saturday April 2nd in the library meeting room (2:00-3:30pm) And if you want to read along, we have multiple copies of all the books.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time:
2:00-3:30pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library meeting room
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-5642

Apr 02 Open Mic at the Cellar Grill Hosted by Diga


Digawolf is hosting an open mic event Saturday evening at the Cellar Bar and Grill starting at 9 p.m. A full band set up will be available.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time:
9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
The Cellar Grill

Apr 05 Meli-Melo franco workshops

Voulez-vous perfectionner votre français?
Need to brush up on your French speaking skills?
FREE workshops for second-language participants supported by a teacher and language mentors.
60minutes – Instruction
60 minutes – Casual conversation and organized activities with a group of peers

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time:
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
E-mail Address:

Apr 06 Cartooning Workshop with Alison McCreesh

Join us for a fun-filled cartooning workshop with Alison as you learn to draw expressive characters!

Grades 1 to 3: 10:30am-12 Noon
Grades 4 to 6: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Cost: Free for CPF-NWT Members
$5 for non-members
(An annual family membership is only $25!)

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ecole St. Joseph School
Contact:
Krista
E-mail Address:

Apr 06 Canadian Parents for French presents: April Cooking Class

CPF-NWT is hosting a cooking class with the Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife's (AFCY) Chef Etienne Croteau! Family-friendly event! Everyone of all ages welcome! Free for CPF-NWT members, $10/pp for non members (an annual family membership is $25). 

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time:
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
École St. Joseph School
E-mail Address:

Apr 06 Sir John Franklin High School presents The Addams Family

All Tickets: $20.00

The show is 2.5 hours plus and intermission

Sir John Franklin drama is proud to present the Addams family- a new musical comedy. 33 students plus behind the scenes crew are working hard preparing our latest show which will run April 6-9. 

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time:
7 pm every night (plus a 1 pm matinee show on April 9th)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:

Apr 09 Volunteer Recognition Event

Calling all volunteers!  Enjoy a free breakfast as thanks for all of your volunteer work in Yellowknife.  Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and runs as long as supplies last or until 10:30 a.m. 

Local non-profit organizations will be honouring one of their volunteers with short presentations starting at 9:30 a.m.  Everyone is invited to hear about the great work done by some of Yellowknife's treasured volunteers.  To sign up for a presentation slot, please contact the City's Special Events Coordinator.

This event is jointly hosted by the City of Yellowknife and Food Rescue.
 

By entering any City of Yellowknife Special Events venue, you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced. Please advise the photographer in advance if you do not wish to be photographed.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time:
9 am - 11 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex (gym) - 41 Kam Lake Road
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-5676

Apr 09 Turning Your Life Into Your Life Story- A 2-day workshop with Hayden Trenholm

I am pleased to inform you that we have Hayden Trenholm back to host a special 2 -day writers workshop next weekend April 9th and 10th. 

 

This intensive two-day workshop will be a hand-on master class that combines instruction and writing exercises to create strong narratives.

 

Fiction and creative non-fiction writers will learn how to turn their personal or family stories and memoirs into strong and compelling tales. 

 

The fee for the workshop is $120 and includes coffee/tea and refreshments and is scheduled from 10:00am to 4:30pm both Saturday and Sunday  at the Northern Frontier Visitors Centre.  For more details please see attached poster. I also have copied the workshop schedule below.

 

As always NorthWords members receive a 10% discount. Please call or drop by The Yellowknife Book Cellar to sign-up! 

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn from Hayden!

Day 1

Introduction – an ice-breaking writing exercise focusing on the ‘telling detail’ in character description.

Creating Strong Narratives (Handout)

·       What happens Next? – a means of driving narrative and creating rising action

·       The Power of Structure in Story Telling

Building (Remembering) Strong Characters (Handout and Writing Exercise)

The Power of Speech – Voice and Dialogue (Writing exercise)

Finding Time to Write – Notes, Journals, Stories and Books

Day 2

The Role of Research – Writing What You Understand

Sources of Inspiration – Music, Art, Travel, Family (exercise)

Reading for Writing – how to learn from reading others, how to read your own work as a critic

Q&A on Writing, Marketing and Publishing

Your Story and Others – Writing in a cross-cultural environment

The Writing Life –

·       what you give up to be a writer and what you gain

·       constructing a writing life in a busy world

What I learned – a writing exercise

Conclusion – Taking Your Writing to the Next Level

Evaluation

Start Date:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Time:
10 am - 4:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Frontier Visitors Centre
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
Contact Phone:
867 445 8302
E-mail Address:
Website:

Apr 14 Community Garden Collective Spring Social

Yellowknife Community Garden Collective's annual Spring Social is happening April 14th at 7pm at Northern United Place. New gardeners and seasoned vets come out to meet other active gardeners and learn more about growing your own produce in the North

Start Date:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Caihla Maccuish
E-mail Address:

Apr 15 Women's Spa Weekend at Blachford Lake Lodge

Massages, Yoga, Skincare and More!

 

Blachford Lake Lodge is hosting a special weekend just for women in the quiet and comfort away from the city. 

With all the comforts you could want, including fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas, and more. 

 

Many other activities are also available, to make your weekend complete. 

Start Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time:
All Weekend
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Blachford Lake Lodge
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-3303
E-mail Address:

Apr 15 Cheers to LGBTQ

As part of Days of Pink, It Gets Better Yellowknife is hosting a celebration of queer, trans and allied artists in the fundraising event Cheers for Queers tonight at the Fat Fox. The night will feature performances and exhibits by a number of local artists.

Start Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
Time:
19:00-23:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
The Fat Fox

Apr 15 The Mechanic's Helper

Stuck in a Snowbank Theatre presents a "formal reading" of The Mechanic's Helper by Ben Nind.

The story of the last man convicted for being gay in Canada.

Featuring

Chris Cound, Logan Mitev, Paul McKee, Natalie Labossière, Steve Peterson, Daniel Gillis, Ben Nind, Emma Smith

Lower Level 50/50 Mini Mall Side Entrance

$20 at the door

Start Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
Time:
Friday April 15th, 7pm and Saturday April 16th, 2pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
50/50 Mini Mall

Apr 15 Sounds of the North

Join the Fireweed Children`s Chorus, Ursa Miners and Aurora Chorealis at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre tonight and Saturday for Northern Chor Samples, an evening of music about the North. The event with feature music by the Gumboots, the Beatles and Gordon Lightfoot, along with Northern compositions from Natasha Duchene and Carmen Braden.

Start Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
Time:
19:30
Community:
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

Apr 15 Yellowknife Choral Society Concert - Northern Choir Samples

Join Fireweed Children's Chorus, Ursa Miners and Aurora Chorealis  as we sing about the North, our land, animals, our summers and our dark and frigid winters.  We'll present music by the Gumboots, Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, and Ola Gjeilo and proudly perform the premier of songs written by two of the North's most exciting composers, Natasha Duchene and Carmen Braden.   For all the reasons we live in and love the North, these musical selections will entertain and engage.  Take advantage of our early bird ticket prices available until March 31, 2016

Early Bird tickets: $18

Regular tickets: $27

Start Date:
Friday, April 15, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm both nights
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:

Apr 16 Meal with the Mayor

LGBTQ Yellowknifers under 25 years old are invited to a free lunch and open conversation with Mayor Mark Heyck at the Museum Cafe Saturday afternoon. Bring your ideas on how to make the city a safer place for queer and trans youth and adults.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:
12:00-15:00
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Museum Cafe

Apr 16 Little Free Libraries

Learn how to construct your own little free library that can withstand the harsh Northern climate so you can share and borrow books from your neighbours. The even will be held in the library meeting room Saturday afternoon.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:
14:00-15:00
Community:
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library

Apr 16 Little Free Libraries - How to build and maintain them

Come learn all about Little Free Libraries and how to construct your own that is stylish, functional, and that can hold up to the harsh northern elements. Share and borrow books from your neighbours! Special guests include local architect Simon Taylor and the first to create a little free library in Yellowknife, Eric Binion!

Start Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:
2 - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room

Apr 16 Book Launch

Arctic traveller, researcher and photographer David Pelly will be giving a presentation and signing copies of his book Ukkusiksalik at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Saturday afternoon.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:
14:30-16:00
Community:
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Apr 16 Sounds of the North

Join the Fireweed Children`s Chorus, Ursa Miners and Aurora Chorealis at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre tonight and Saturday for Northern Chor Samples, an evening of music about the North. The event with feature music by the Gumboots, the Beatles and Gordon Lightfoot, along with Northern compositions from Natasha Duchene and Carmen Braden.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:
19:30
Community:
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

Apr 17 Parenting in full colour

Parents caring for LGBTQ-identified children are invited to a meet-up on Sunday at 5125 50 Street. Connect with other families and share challenges, experiences and opportunities with the goal of supporting children to the fullest extent.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time:
11:00-14:00
Community:
Where:

Apr 17 Classics on Stage Yellowknife Presents: Music at the Museum

This month, we're early because of the music festival at the end of the month! Join us for a recital of music performed by COSY members and students of COSY members.

For more info, go to https://cosyyellowknife.com/ or contact classicsonstage@gmail.com

Start Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time:
3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
E-mail Address:

Apr 17 Roller Derby Open House

The Diamond City Roller Derby is hosting an open house on Sunday afternoon at Sir John Franklin High School. Learen about the sport, watch the team practice and try out some skates yourself. Registration packages will be available. No experience necessary.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time:
15:00-17:00
Community:
Where:
Sir John Franklin High School
Contact Phone:
867-669-0773

Apr 19 Territorial Skills Competition & Career Expo

Show us your skills! Compete in the 18th Annual Territorial Skills Competition in Yellowknife on April 19th, 2016. The Competition is a one-day event that highlights trades and technology careers for students, parents, educators, and the general public. It gives you as a young northerner a chance to show your skills in your chosen trades or technology contest.

 As a competitor you will have the opportunity to:

·         compare your skills to those of other northerners;

·         meet other young northerners who are interested in the same trade/technology area as you;

·         learn what skills might be expected by industry in the trade or technology that interests you;

·         gain access to industry experts (who could become valuable future contacts);

·         show the value of careers in skilled trades and technology; and

·         win medals and a chance to compete as part of Team NWT at the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, New Brunswick.

 For more information, please contact Jan or Teya at (867) 873-8743

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Sir John Franklin High School, Akaitcho Trades & Technical Centre, St. Patrick High School and Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre
Contact:
Jan or Teya
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-8743

Apr 20 DOWNTOWN LITTER PICK-UP

If you live, work, shop, commute through or visit the downtown core, we invite you to help clean up this popular area to get it ready for the summer! 

Meet at Javaroma any time after 5:00 p.m. to get your gear (safety vests, gloves, garbage bags).  Then head out to any spot in the downtown core to pick up litter.   Please leave full garbage bags in a visible spot on the sidewalk for pick-up.  Come back to Javaroma to return the vests and enjoy a free beverage.

Jointly hosted by Paul Falvo, Ecology North and the City of Yellowknife as part of Earth Week celebrations.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time:
5 - 7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Downtown – meet at Javaroma
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator – City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

Apr 21 Film Night Ecology North: Polyfaces


Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices explores a style of farming that will help save humanity.  A joyful film about connecting to the land and the community.
 

Start Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time:
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Rose-Marie Jackson
Contact Phone:
867 873-6019
E-mail Address:

Apr 21 Yellowknife Public Library / Ecology North present: Earth Week Swap

Yellowknife Public Library / Ecology North Earth Week Swap: Trading gardening tools, seeds, and books.

Start Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
End Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time:
7 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library
Contact Phone:
867.669.3452
Website:

Apr 22 Compost 4 Kids!

Kids ages 5 - 10. Compost-themed story-time, worms and games. Bring your parents!

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time:
9 am - 10 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Rose-Marie Jackson
E-mail Address:

Apr 22 Make Your Own Soap and Detergent workshop.

Have you ever wondered how to make your own laundry detergent, deodorant or soap? Try it out! Materials provided, maximum 30 ppl. First come first serve.

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5403 - 50 Avenue
Contact:
Rose-Marie Jackson
Contact Phone:
873-6019
E-mail Address:

Apr 22 Solar Power Information Session

Did you know that Yellowknife is one of the sunniest cities in Canada? Get on the solar wagon, learn about net-metering, solar buying collectives, and saving money on your power bill.
 

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time:
Noon - 1 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Greenstone Building
Contact:
Rose-Marie Jackson
Contact Phone:
867 873-6019
E-mail Address:

Apr 22 YK Music Festival - Piano Courses and Public Performances

The YK Music Festival's Piano workshops will include public performances for each level of workshop, which will be followed by adjudication.

3:00-3:50pm  - Piano Series Concert Grp. L2

4:00-4:50pm - Piano Series Concert Grp. L3

6:00-6:50pm - Piano duet: 8 & under,  and Piano Duet:12 & under

7:00 - 7:50pm - Graded Piano: Gr.3-4

8:00 - 8:50pm - Graded Piano: Gr5-6

 

About the Adjudicator - Diana Wiens

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her usic studies, which began at the age of seven, included piano instruction with Dr. Lyell Gustin of Saskatoon. Upon completing her Associate Degree in Piano Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught elementary and junior high for three years before pursuing further music studies in Europe. During her five years in Germany, she studied, performed widely, and for the last two years instructed piano at the Nordwestdeutsche Musik -Akademie and at the University of Bielefeld. In 1974, she returned to Canada to accept a position on Music Faculty at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Since 1975 she and her husband have lived in Edmonton.

From 1988 – 2009, Diana Wiens was Adjunct Professor in the Music Department at Taylor University College in Edmonton; for 8 of those years she co-chaired the Department. She is in demand as an adjudicator and workshop clinician across Canada. Recent festivals include the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and Provincial Music Festival final competitions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Diana Wiens has conducted elementary and junior high school choirs, church choirs, and college choirs. In the spring of 2007 she became interim director of the Edmonton Children’s Choir. Her performances with them included an appearance at the Pacific Rim Festival in Hawaii.

Currently, Diana Wiens is conductor of the Te Deum Singers, a community choir in Edmonton, Alberta.

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time:
3 pm - 8:50 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Calvary Community Church

Apr 22 Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices

Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices explores a style of farming that will help save humanity! A joyful film about connecting to the land and the community. It follows the Salatin family as they produce food in a way that worls with nature, not against it. Presented as part of Ecology North's Earth Week Celebration.

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Community:
Where:

Apr 22 Yellowknife Music Festival

The Yellowknife Music Festival starts on Friday!

Musicians will be performing for adjudicators from southern Canada.

This year performers include pianists, violinists, guitarists, school bands, fiddlers and singers of all ages. All sessions are open to the public and admission is free, though donations are welcomed. Classes will be held at various locations including Calvary Church, Northern United Place Auditorium and Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

You can find more information including a complete schedule of events on the website at http://www.ykmusicfestival.com

Don’t forget to come to the Showcase Concert on May 10th at 7pm at NACC. Admission is free. There you will hear the best of the best musicians of all ages in Yellowknife who took part in the Festival, from choral singing to Beethoven sonatas.

- See more at: http://www.ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/04/22/6796/164/yellowknife-music-festival#sthash.O7QUUZQw.dpuf

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time:
7 PM
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
NACC

Apr 22 Spring Thaw

Folk on the Rocks presents the Spring Thaw featuring The Trade Offs.

Please join us to shake off Winter and dance into Spring! The doors at the Explorer Hotel will open at 8:00pm and the opening act will begin at 8:30pm. There will be a silent auction featuring some NWT's finest!
 

Start Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Time:
8pm
Community:
Where:

Apr 23 Pre-loved Clothing Swap

Bring clothes you no longer need and swap for "new to you". Men, women, and children's clothes are all accepted provided they are clean and in good condition.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:
10 am - Noon
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Rose-Marie Jackson
Contact Phone:
873-6019
E-mail Address:

Apr 23 CITO Yellowknife (Geocache Event)

City of Yellowknife invites all geocachers and the general public to Deh Cho Boulevard for a spring clean-up.  The Yellowknife geocaching community will be hosting this local Cache In, Trash Out event as part of a global effort by geocachers all around the world.  Join us in cleaning up this popular recreation area in Yellowknife.

Meet at the corner of Osprey Drive in the Engle Business District at 10:00 a.m.  Check the event cache and map on geocaching.com for more precise details about the event.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:
10 am - 12 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
N 62° 26.930 W 114° 27.740 (Deh Cho Boulevard and Osprey Drive)
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator – City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

Apr 23 YK Music Festival - Piano Courses and Public Performances (Day II)

The YK Music Festival's Piano workshops will include public performances for each level of workshop, which will be followed by adjudication.


10:00-10:50am: Piano Series: Level 1 & Piano Series: Level 2

 

11:00-11:50am: Piano Study: Gr.3 & Piano Study: Gr.4


2:00-2:50pm: Piano Study: Gr.2


3:00-3:50pm: Piano Study: Gr.6 & Piano Study: Gr.8


4:00-4:50pm: Concert Group: Gr.1-2

 

6:00-6:50pm: Concert Group: Gr.7-8

 

7:00-7:50pm: Collaborative Piano Duo; Collaborative Piano Duo: Early Music & Collaborative Piano Duo: Classical

 

About the Adjudicator - Diana Wiens

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her usic studies, which began at the age of seven, included piano instruction with Dr. Lyell Gustin of Saskatoon. Upon completing her Associate Degree in Piano Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught elementary and junior high for three years before pursuing further music studies in Europe. During her five years in Germany, she studied, performed widely, and for the last two years instructed piano at the Nordwestdeutsche Musik -Akademie and at the University of Bielefeld. In 1974, she returned to Canada to accept a position on Music Faculty at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Since 1975 she and her husband have lived in Edmonton.

From 1988 – 2009, Diana Wiens was Adjunct Professor in the Music Department at Taylor University College in Edmonton; for 8 of those years she co-chaired the Department. She is in demand as an adjudicator and workshop clinician across Canada. Recent festivals include the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and Provincial Music Festival final competitions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Diana Wiens has conducted elementary and junior high school choirs, church choirs, and college choirs. In the spring of 2007 she became interim director of the Edmonton Children’s Choir. Her performances with them included an appearance at the Pacific Rim Festival in Hawaii.

Currently, Diana Wiens is conductor of the Te Deum Singers, a community choir in Edmonton, Alberta.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:
10 am - 7:50 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Calvary Community Church

Apr 23 Ecology North Coffeehouse and Auction Fundraiser

Celebrate Ecology North's 45th birthday at our annual fundraising event! Family fun and entertainment for everyone. Great silent and live auction items! NUP, Saturday, April 23, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Bring you family and friends!

Start Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Rose-Marie Jackson
Contact Phone:
873-6019
E-mail Address:

Apr 23 Ecology North Coffeehouse Fundraiser and Auction


Ecology North's Coffeehouse Fundraiser and Auction is happening at NUP, Saturday April 23 from 6:30 - 9:30.  This event includes music, face painting and balloons for the kids, and lots of great auction items! Bring you entire family to this fantastic Earth Week event.
 

Start Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:
6:30-9:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Nortern United Place
Contact:
Ecology North
Contact Phone:
867 873-6019

Apr 24 YK Music Festival - Piano Courses and Public Performances (Day III)

The YK Music Festival's Piano workshops will include public performances for each level of workshop, which will be followed by adjudication.

2:00-2:50pm Concert Group: Gr.3-4

4:00-4:50pm Concert Group: Gr.5-6

6:00-6:50pm Piano Solo:Junior:Sonatina & Graded Piano: Gr.2-3

7:00-7:50pm Concert Group: Gr.9-10

8:00-8:50pm Piano Solo Adult: Romantic; Romantic, Own Choice; Graded Piano:Gr.9-10; Senior Sonata & Graded Piano:Gr.9-10

 

About the Adjudicator - Diana Wiens

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her usic studies, which began at the age of seven, included piano instruction with Dr. Lyell Gustin of Saskatoon. Upon completing her Associate Degree in Piano Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught elementary and junior high for three years before pursuing further music studies in Europe. During her five years in Germany, she studied, performed widely, and for the last two years instructed piano at the Nordwestdeutsche Musik -Akademie and at the University of Bielefeld. In 1974, she returned to Canada to accept a position on Music Faculty at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Since 1975 she and her husband have lived in Edmonton.

From 1988 – 2009, Diana Wiens was Adjunct Professor in the Music Department at Taylor University College in Edmonton; for 8 of those years she co-chaired the Department. She is in demand as an adjudicator and workshop clinician across Canada. Recent festivals include the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and Provincial Music Festival final competitions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Diana Wiens has conducted elementary and junior high school choirs, church choirs, and college choirs. In the spring of 2007 she became interim director of the Edmonton Children’s Choir. Her performances with them included an appearance at the Pacific Rim Festival in Hawaii.

Currently, Diana Wiens is conductor of the Te Deum Singers, a community choir in Edmonton, Alberta.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 24, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time:
2 pm - 8:50 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Calvary Community Church

Apr 24 Daffodil Tea presented by the Canadian Cancer Society

Come on out and enjoy an afternoon at the Museum Cafe while raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Great food for all, silent auction and fun activities for children. 
Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for age 12& under
Buy your tickets online at cancer.ca/daffodiltea or contact Nikki at the Canadian Cancer Society at 867-920-4428

Start Date:
Sunday, April 24, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time:
2 - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Museum Cafe
Contact:
Nikki
Contact Phone:
867-920-4428

Apr 25 YK Music Festival - Piano Courses and Public Performances (Day IV)

The YK Music Festival's Piano workshops will include public performances for each level of workshop, which will be followed by adjudication.

2:00 - 2:50pm Beginner Piano: 12 & under

3:00 - 3:50pm Popular Piano Solo: 12 and under

4:00 - 4:50pm Jazz Solo: 12 & under & Graded Piano: Gr.1-2

5:00-5:50pm Piano Series: Level 3 & Piano Quick Study:Gr.3

7:00-8:00pm Senior Sonata; Graded Piano:Gr.9-10 & Graded Piano: Gr7-8

 

About the Adjudicator - Diana Wiens

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her usic studies, which began at the age of seven, included piano instruction with Dr. Lyell Gustin of Saskatoon. Upon completing her Associate Degree in Piano Performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught elementary and junior high for three years before pursuing further music studies in Europe. During her five years in Germany, she studied, performed widely, and for the last two years instructed piano at the Nordwestdeutsche Musik -Akademie and at the University of Bielefeld. In 1974, she returned to Canada to accept a position on Music Faculty at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Since 1975 she and her husband have lived in Edmonton.

From 1988 – 2009, Diana Wiens was Adjunct Professor in the Music Department at Taylor University College in Edmonton; for 8 of those years she co-chaired the Department. She is in demand as an adjudicator and workshop clinician across Canada. Recent festivals include the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and Provincial Music Festival final competitions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Diana Wiens has conducted elementary and junior high school choirs, church choirs, and college choirs. In the spring of 2007 she became interim director of the Edmonton Children’s Choir. Her performances with them included an appearance at the Pacific Rim Festival in Hawaii.

Currently, Diana Wiens is conductor of the Te Deum Singers, a community choir in Edmonton, Alberta.

Start Date:
Monday, April 25, 2016
End Date:
Monday, April 25, 2016
Time:
2 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Calvary Community Church

Apr 26 Writers’ Union of Canada: Yellowknife Roundtable Discussion and Information Session

Join Margaret Macpherson, the Northwest Territories representative of The Writers’ Union of Canada, for a roundtable discussion and information session at the Yellowknife Public Library:

·      Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m.

·      Yellowknife Public Library 2nd floor, Centre Square Mall 5022 49 Street

All writers, emerging or established, are invited to attend this event.

 

Discussion will focus around Union activities and both opportunities and challenges facing Indigenous and Northern writers.

 

The Writers’ Union of Canada | info@writersunion.ca | 416-703-8982 | http://writersunion.ca/

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
End Date:
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library

Apr 28 Monty Python`s Spamalot

Ptarmigan Ptheatrics presents Spamalot

Directed by Roy Williams

On Stage at NACC

April 28, 29, 30 at 7:30

May 1 Matinee at 2:00, Evening show at 7:30

Extremely funny content, including African Swallows, French Taunters, a Vicious Rabbit, The Black Knight, Tim The Enchanter, and Women and Men in tights.

A new muscal lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Tickets available at the NACC box office.

 

Start Date:
Thursday, April 28, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time:
April 28, 29, 30 & May 1
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northen Arts and Culture Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Website:

Apr 29 CURBSIDE GIVEAWAY WEEKEND

Looking for some new treasures?  Head out over the weekend to see what treasures await on curbs around the city.  *Please be respectful of other people's property when you stop in for a visit.  Only take items that are clearly marked as FREE and that are placed on the edge of the property.

Curbside Giveaway Weekend ends at dusk on Sunday, May 1.  *All Items must be removed from the curb by owners. The City of Yellowknife is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
 

Start Date:
Friday, April 29, 2016
End Date:
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time:
All Weekend
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
City-Wide
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator – City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

Apr 29 YK Music Festival - Vocal, Guitar, Violin and Fiddle Courses and Public Performances

The YK Music Festival's assorted workshops will include public performances for each level of workshop, which will be followed by adjudication.

 

4:00-4:50 Graded Vocal Solo:Gr.1-5

5:00-5:50 Romantic Guitar Solo:12 & under & Popular Guitar Solo:12 & under

5:00-5:50 String Solo: Beginner; Graded String Solo: Gr.Intro-5; Concert Group:18 & under; Sight Reading:Gr.5

7:00-8:30 Fiddle Folk Solo: 12 & under; Fiddle Folk Solo: 15 & under; Fiddle Group:15 & under; Fiddle Duet:15 & under; Community Fiddle Ensemble: Adult/Youth

 

About the Adjudicator: Lizzy Hoyt

Lizzy Hoyt is a multi-award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter who also happens to rank among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country. With the voice of an angel, shedelivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. Lizzy’s live show features her sweet voice, original Canadian-inspired songs, traditional Celtic material as well as her talents as a multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, harp and step-dance.

With a captivating stage presence and a special ability to connect and engage listeners, Lizzy Hoyt has earned her reputation as a first-rate performer.

Start Date:
Friday, April 29, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 29, 2016
Time:
4 pm - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Calvary Community Church

Apr 29 Family Fun Night

The 22nd annual Range Lake North family fun night wil be held at Range Lake North School on Friday evening. The event will feature pizza, games, raffle baskets, magic shows and a 50/50 draw.

Start Date:
Friday, April 29, 2016
End Date:
Friday, April 29, 2016
Time:
18:00-20:00
Community:
Where:
Range Lake North School

Apr 30 Children's Thrift Sale

The Yellowknife's semi-annual children's thrift sale of gently used clothes and toys will be held on Saturday morning at the Multiplex.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
08:00-11:30
Community:
Where:
Multiplex

Apr 30 YK Music Festival - Vocal Workshops and Public Performances

The YK Music Festival's assorted workshops will include public performances for each level of workshop, which will be followed by adjudication.

 

10:00-10:50 Vocal Solo: 12 & under ; Popular Vocal Solo:12 & under; Concert Group: 12 & under

11:00-11:50 Popular Piano/Vocal:18 & under; Popular Solo: 18 & under; Composition:18 & under

2:00-2:50 Graded Vocal Solo:Gr.6-9; Concert Group:18 & under; Graded Vocal Solo:Gr.6-9; Art Son:Italian:12 & under

3:00-3:50 Vocal Solo: Adult; Canadian Folk Song: Adult; Popular Solo: Adult; Vocal Solo English: Adult; Vocal Solo Oratorio: Adult

4:00-4:50 Vocal Trio:12 & under; Vocal Trio:18 & under; Vocal Duet: Adult

6:00-6:50 Music Theatre Ballad:12 & under Lizzie Hoyt; Music Theatre Up-Tempo:12 & under

7:00-8:15 Music Theatre Ballad:18 & under; Music Theatre Up-Tempo:18 & under; Music Theatre Up-Tempo: Adult

 

About the Adjudicator: Lizzy Hoyt

Lizzy Hoyt is a multi-award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter who also happens to rank among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country. With the voice of an angel, shedelivers music and stories with soaring melodies rooted in Celtic and folk traditions. Lizzy’s live show features her sweet voice, original Canadian-inspired songs, traditional Celtic material as well as her talents as a multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, harp and step-dance.

With a captivating stage presence and a special ability to connect and engage listeners, Lizzy Hoyt has earned her reputation as a first-rate performer.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
10 am - 8:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Calvary Community Church

Apr 30 Restore - Habitat for Humanity

Yellowknife's Habitat for Humanity's ReStore will be opeing April 30th at 10 am! The ReStore accepts quality new and lightly used building materials and sells them. Proceeds are used to build future Habitat NWT home building projects. The ReStore is located off highway number 4, turn left at the entrance of the Yellowknife Solid Waste Facility.

 

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
opens April 30 at 10 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
Habitat for Humanity
Contact Phone:
(867) 446-7867
E-mail Address:

Apr 30 Aurora College Convocation

The Aurora College Yellowknife North Slave campus will be hosting its convocation ceremony Saturday morning at the Explorer Hotel.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
11:00
Community:
Where:
Explorer Hotel

Apr 30 Stanley Cup Visits YK

The Stanley Cup will be on display in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly Saturday evening. Drop by to take a photo.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
20:30-22:00
Community:
Where:
Legislative Assembly

Apr 30 BOOK LAUNCH: Coffee Time on Houseboat Bay

By Daniel Gillis & Illustrated by Monique Robert

Saturday April 30th, 1-4pm at the Museum Cafe

Daniel invites you to join him for the launch of his new debut book, Coffee Time on Yellowknife Bay, a light-hearted look at a day in the life of a houseboater, just looking to make himself a cup of coffee. Written in lyrical poetry format, and illustrated by Monique Robert, this book is sure to delight adults and children alike. 

The event will feature a talk, a brief reading from the book, and an opportunity to purchase signed copies and meet with the author. Refreshments will be served.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
1pm-4pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Museum Cafe

Apr 30 Coffee Time on Yellowknife Bay

Book Launch on Saturday April 30th, 1-4pm at the Museum Café

 

Daniel Gillis invites you to join him for the launch of his debut book, Coffee Time on Yellowknife Bay, a light-hearted look at a day in the life of a houseboater, just trying to make himself a cup of coffee! Written in lyrical poetry format, and illustrated by Monique Robert, this book is sure to delight adults and children alike.

 

The event will feature a talk, a brief reading from the book, and an opportunity to purchase signed copies and meet with the author. Refreshments will be served.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
End Date:
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:
13:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Daniel Gillis
Contact Phone:
867-444-8464