Events

May

May 02 Skills Canada NWT – Territorial Skills Competition (TSC)

Show us your skills! Compete in the 19th Annual Territorial Skills Competition in Yellowknife on May 2nd, 2017. 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 Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time:
9 am - 2 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Sir John Franklin High School, École St. Patrick’s High School, the Akaitcho Trades and Technical Centre, and the Kimberlite Career & Technical Centre
Contact:
Ali or Teya
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-8743

May 03 May Advanced Painting II Classes

Ages: This class is for adults who have taken a level I painting class or who are already skilled with art/painting (also 15-17-year-olds who are mature and are at an advanced level in art)

Price: $250 (one full day and three 3 hour sessions) includes materials. There will be an extra $50 charge if the student decides to use a large canvas for their final project.

Dates & Times: 6-9pm Wednesday May 3rd, 6-9pm Wednesday May 10th, 6-9pm Wednesday May 17th, 10am-3:30pm Sunday May 28th.

Location: YK Centre Mall (same mall as the grocery store), Lower level across from Gourmet Cup

For the Advanced Painting II class we will be doing longer projects interspersed with some small ones. The final project is of your choosing. We would be mostly working on the final project for the final two classes.  For the final project people can either use a canvas to work with which I would supply for a fee that depends on the size the student wants to work with. The student can instead bring something from home to work on which can include furniture or another project they have always dreamed about completing.

Week 1
We will be doing a small re-introduction to colour theory and mixing of paints to start during this class. We will then be doing a project that will enhance our abilities with colour just to break back into the process of painting.

Week 2
We will be doing a 11x14" painting in a technique which we really enjoy or have admired.
For the latter part of the class we will be discussing and planning out the final project which we will be working on for the final two classes.

Week 3
After doing a warm up exercise we will be then start on our final - prepping the object and starting on it. 

Week 4
We will be peacefully working on our final project for the entire class.

Start Date:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time:
See event description for details
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio - YK Centre Mall (Downstairs across from Gourmet Cup)
Contact:
Jessica A. McVicker
Contact Phone:
867-446-1818
E-mail Address:
Website:

May 04 Yellowknife Public Library presents: Joan Marie Galat

Spend the afternoon with the award winning author of over a dozen books including "Stories of the Aurora" and "Dot Dot Sky."

Start Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:
2 - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library
Contact Phone:
920-5642

May 04 Parents of Yellowknife May 4 discussion topic: Self-care – why it’s important to take time for yourself

Parenting is a tough job but it gets easier when parents share their wisdom and experience with one another!
Parents of Yellowknife (POY) is a new group organized through the Yellowknife Association for Community Living Family and Children’s Services program.
On the first Thursday of each month, moms and dads are invited to meet in the association’s Community Living Centre at 4919 53 St. to discuss parenting strategies and talk about their own struggles and successes.
 

Start Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Association for Community Living
Contact:
Vera Nesbitt - Family and Children’s Services Manager
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-2644
E-mail Address:

May 04 Sing Pop YK

An open-membership choir event. Lead by Mary Kelly and Brian Weadick, we will practice and perform an iconic 1980s pop song in 3-part harmony for the fun of singing. Everyone is welcome.

The Elks Bar will be open, and this is a casual, no-pressure environment. A donation of $10 is suggested at the door to cover event costs.

Inspired by the works of Toronto-based CHOIR CHOIR CHOIR, this could lead to regular Sing Pop YK events in the fall.

Start Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Elks Club, Downstairs
Contact:
Mary Kelly, Community Musician
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341
E-mail Address:

May 04 John Stech "Vulneraville" Tour comes to Yellowknife

5-Time Juno Nominee John Stetch and his quartet will be on tour across Canada to celebrate his 16th album "Vulneraville". They will make a very rare appearance in Yellowknife and play at the Black Knight Pub (4910 49th St.) on Thursday May 4 at 8 PM.($20/$10 s/s). The band plays mostly Stetch originals, ranging from toe-tapping jazz to East European suites to classically influenced cinematic excursions. “My guys make my tunes sound fluid, energetic and fun!” says the NYC-based Steinway Artist who hails from Edmonton.

“FANTASTIC!  There is such clarity and so much humor in Stetch’s playing!  I have always loved that about him.” -Rufus Reid, bassist, composer and bandleader

Start Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Black Knight Pub
E-mail Address:

May 05 YK Climbing Fest

It’s that time of year again! Dust off your climbing shoes and get ready for the YKCC’s climbing festival. The festival will be held on May 6th at the YKCC gym and will include our annual competition, free climbing lessons for beginners, a BBQ, and prize giveaways.

We’ll have 30 new routes set by our mystery route setter. That means our current routes won’t be up for long. Climb them while you can!

This is a family-friendly event. Bring the kids, bring your parents – no experience required!

Our competitions are open to all skill levels, even absolute beginners.

Start Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017
End Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017
Time:
10 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Climbing Club
E-mail Address:

May 05 Rekindling Fires, A Show & Sale of Artwork by Tracey Bryant

What Tracey Bryant has to say about her artwork:

My work is driven by experimentation. I work with acrylic mediums that excite or inspire me such as iridescent, interference paints, texture and pourable mediums. My paintings are composed of many layers of textures and glazes to create a rich sense of depth, atmosphere and mood.
This body of work reflects my love of the rugged and fragile northern landscape. It explores themes of destruction and the revival of the spirit. The forces of nature and weather at work in my images are metaphors for subconscious issues of the heart and mind. I enjoy playing with juxtapositions of the literal and the metaphorical, for my work to occupy the space between abstract and reality.  
With my art I want to evoke a memory, a feeling, or place and to connect the viewer on a deep level, to a place where only they can go. 

Start Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall lower level
Contact:
Jessica A. McVicker
E-mail Address:

May 05 Rekindling Fires, A Show & Sale of Artwork by Tracey Bryant

What Tracey Bryant has to say about her artwork:

My work is driven by experimentation. I work with acrylic mediums that excite or inspire me such as iridescent, interference paints, texture and pourable mediums. My paintings are composed of many layers of textures and glazes to create a rich sense of depth, atmosphere and mood.
This body of work reflects my love of the rugged and fragile northern landscape. It explores themes of destruction and the revival of the spirit. The forces of nature and weather at work in my images are metaphors for subconscious issues of the heart and mind. I enjoy playing with juxtapositions of the literal and the metaphorical, for my work to occupy the space between abstract and reality.  
With my art I want to evoke a memory, a feeling, or place and to connect the viewer on a deep level, to a place where only they can go.

Start Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall lower level (across from Gourmet Cup)
Contact:
Jessica A McVickers
Contact Phone:
867-446-1818
E-mail Address:

May 05 May Comic Art Class for older Kids

$150.00

Ages: 10-13

Price: $150 includes materials (four 2.5 hour session).

Dates: Friday May 5th, Friday May 12th, Friday May 19th, Friday May 26th.

Times: 6pm - 8:30pm

Location: JAMmed Studio, YK Centre Mall downstairs across from Gourmet Cup.

Are your kids intersted in manga, marvel comics, Calvin and Hobbs? This class teaches kids how to create their own characters and develop visual stories. By the end of the classes they will have a comic strip to calltheir very own! 

Wednesday May 5th
In this first week we will be exploring how to make a story. the best stories are simple and have clear beginning, middle and end. We will also practice a few different comic art styles such as Naruto, Garfield and Batman. 

Wednesday May 12th
In this class its all about character development. We will even be making little clay models of our main character to get a better idea of what they look like and what they may love to wear or accessories they carry. 

Wednesday May 19th
Now that we have decided on the appearance of our story and the characters  its time to put it to action. In this class we will be drawing out a rough draft of the story or comic strip. 

Wednesday May 26th
This is the final class where we will finish the comic, ink it and perfect it. 

Instructor:
These workshops will be taught by Jessica A. McVicker who has a bachelor's in illustration from ACAD(Alberta College of Art and Design). She has a lot of experience in creating illustrations and consistent graphics for children's books and graphic novels. 

Start Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017
End Date:
Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:
6 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
JAMmed Studio - YK Centre Mall (Downstairs across from Gourmet Cup)
Contact:
Jessica McVicker
Contact Phone:
867-446-1818
E-mail Address:
Website:

May 06 YK United Church Garage Sale

Come browse one of the biggest indoor garage sales in Yellowknife! Come early - don't be disappointed!

Start Date:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time:
8:30 - 11:00 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place
Contact:
Church Office
Contact Phone:
873-6291
E-mail Address:

May 07 Masterpiece Sundays: Artists that Roar and Soar Series - Art Classes for Youth

*No class May 21st.
Ages: 6-12
Spaces: 15
Cost: $145
1. Fantastical Fauve Beasts
2. Matisse Mother Day Portraits
3. Romanticism and Ravens
4. The Plein Air Garden Party
In this last series of the school year, we will focus on what makes art wild, wonderful and full of feeling. Students will explore colour theory, light in painting and expressive drawing and painting techniques from some of the most ground breaking art movements.

Start Date:
Sunday, May 7, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Saxifrage Studio
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
E-mail Address:

May 07 Masterpiece Sundays: Artists that Soar Series

*No class May 21st.

Ages: 6-11

Times: 1:30-4:00pm

Spaces: 15

Cost: $145

 

1.  Fantastical Fauve Beasts

2. Matisse Mother Day Portraits 

3. Romanticism and Ravens  

4. The Plein Air Garden Party 

 

In this last series of the school year, we will focus on what makes art wild, wonderful and full of feeling. Students will explore colour theory,light in painting and expressive drawing and painting techniques from some of the most ground breaking art movements.

Start Date:
Sunday, May 7, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time:
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Will be provided upon registration
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
E-mail Address:

May 12 Spring arts and crafts Sale

The YK Guild of Arts and Crafts and the YK Quilters' guild invite you to their annual spring craft sale. Browse a wide selection of locally handmade pottery or fibre art! Bring your reusable bags. Cash or cheque only.

Start Date:
Friday, May 12, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time:
Preview May 12, 7-9 pm; Sale May 13, 10 am - 12 pm (noon)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St. Patrick High School, Rock Foyer

May 13 Natasha Deen Author Talk

Ntasha Deen grew up wanting to be a superhero. Immigrating from Guyana to Canada as a child, she found comfort in books that celebrated characters that felt different than everybody else. Now, as the author of celebrated books for kids & teens, she's learned writing is its own type of superpower!

Join her at the library for a talk on reading, writing, and superpowers!

Start Date:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time:
10 am - 11 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Public Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

May 13 Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter

Based on her bestselling memoir, Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter tells the story of growing up with a gay father in the 1980s. Woven through music and imagery, the comical monologue moves from Alison’s carefree childhood to the moment she learned, at age twelve, that her family was a tad more complex than she had thought.

The ensuing years were a time of confusion and disbelief, puff pastry and opera, bathhouse raids, scandal and celebration. Balancing intimacy, history and downright hilarity, this is a captivating tale of family life: deliciously imperfect, riotously challenging, and full of life’s great lessons in love.

Alison Wearing is a Canadian writer and performer. Her first book was the internationally acclaimed travel memoir Honeymoon in Purdah – an Iranian journey. Her most recent work, Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter, is both a bestselling memoir and a multiple award-winning one-woman play. She lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Start Date:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre\
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950
E-mail Address:

May 15 Show up and SING

Do you love to sing? Let's get together! 
Show up and Sing is a weekly gathering of people who enjoy singing and who want the challenge and the joy of singing with other people. Plus, you'll learn new songs and harmonies. 

No musical prerequisites required - come with a willing attitude at whatever skill level you are - all are welcome!

Lead by Mary Kelly, Community Musician who uses a variety of musical styles and leads with simple language and instruction. You can learn more about her here: www.musicinterchange.ca

Sliding Fee Scale, depending on income: $80-$120 for 6 sessions
May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY by contacting Mary directly at musicinterchange@outlook.com or at 444-8341

Start Date:
Monday, May 15, 2017
End Date:
Monday, June 19, 2017
Time:
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Ptarmigan Ptheatrics
Contact:
Mary Kelly, Community Musician
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341

May 16 "Playing with Sticks" - Public Art Project

Participate in a street-side beautification project while learning hands-on artistic skills using local materials. Residents of Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah are encouraged to join in!

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact Phone:
446-2799
E-mail Address:
Website:

May 16 Yellowknife Music Festival Showcase Concert

The Yellowknife Music Festival was founded in 2009.  It was through the support of the membership of Classics on Stage Yellowknife that the Festival came into being.  We are pleased to announce that the Music Teachers Association-NWT is our sole producer this year.  As a member of the Alberta Music Festival Association we offer classes that will lead to performance opportunities at the Alberta Provincial Music Festival.  Many thanks go to our sponsors: NWT Department of Education and Culture, Capital Suites, Shaw and private donors for their support of our events.

Our Festival celebrates the journey of learning through music performance.  For everyone the journey is different and will start at any age or level.  Our Festival celebrates the talents of the musicians who work hard to perform at a superior level, the teachers who guide the musicians on their path of learning, the parents and friends who support the performers every day along the way, the colleagues who will be looking to join them in music endeavors in the future and the community who are invited to enjoy the music and encourage the musicians as their talent blossoms.  Through the thoughtful and astute comments from the very knowledgeable adjudicators, it is our hope that all participants will grow musically and personally.

Admission: By Donation

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
E-mail Address:

May 18 YAY! Fusion Pizza Party

Members of the YKACL YAY! Fusion youth group are holding a Pizza Party on May 18th.

The Yay Fusion! Teen Group is scheduled to gather at the Abe Miller Building at 4912 53 St at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 18th.

Yay Fusion! is an inclusive youth group. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for teens aged 13-18 with or without special needs.

Please RSVP to Michael before May 16th at inclusion2@ykacl.ca

Start Date:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time:
6 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Michael
E-mail Address:

May 19 YKACL Young Adults Group Campfire at Yellowknife River

Members of the YKACL Young Adults Group are meeting on April 19th for a campfire at Yellowknife River.

The YKACL Young Adults Group is scheduled to gather at the Abe Miller Building at 4912 53 St at 6:30pm on Friday, May 19th.

YKACL Young Adults is an inclusive group. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for young adults aged 19-30 with or without special needs.

Please RSVP to Michael at inclusion2@ykacl.ca by May 16th.

Start Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
End Date:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Michael
E-mail Address:

May 20 TEEN Music Maker Space

So….you can perform other peoples’ music – but what does YOUR music sound like? Teen Music Maker Space is an exciting opportunity for musical teens to explore creative music making with their peers. Playing with soundscapes, soundtracks, and songwriting, we will make our own original musical creations, together.

Is this for you? A basic ability to play any instrument and a willingness to dive into composition and teamwork is all that’s expected! Whether it is your first time trying, or just something you love to do, let’s MAKE MUSIC!

 

Cost: $60 per person for 6 x 2hr workshops (thanks to NWT Arts Council for their financial contribution!)

Start Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Time:
Saturday mornings 10:30-­‐12:30
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place Auditorium
Contact:
Mary Kelly
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341

May 23 Hugo Laporte live at NACC

Nominated as CBC’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30” in 2015, Hugo Laporte has a rich voice and an exceptional sense of interpretation.

The 24-year-old baritone is the 2014 winner of the OSM Manulife Competition, which has invited young national musicians to compete through various musical outlets in Montreal since 1940.

Laporte was named laurate of the 2015 International Competition of Marmande (France) and won third prize in the French melody category.

His roots in music first sprouted in childhood and throughout high school as he played violin, trumpet and sang in school groups.

Now the baritone is performing across the globe with upcoming shows with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Center symphony orchestra as well as at Erfurt Opera in Germany and the Opera de Massy in France.

During different voice programs and masterclasses, he worked under the direction of mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, baritone Jean-François Lapointe and soprano Benita Valente. Hugo is studying voice under the direction of Patricia Fournier.

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950
E-mail Address:

May 24 'Playing with Sticks' Public Art Project

Participate in a street-side beautification project while learning hands-on artistic skills using local materials. Residents of Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah are encouraged to join in!

Start Date:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact Phone:
446-2799
E-mail Address:
Website:

May 25 YAY Fusion! Campfire at Yellowknife River

Members of the YKACL Yay Fusion! Teen Group are holding a movie night on May 25th.

The Yay Fusion! Teen Group is scheduled to gather at the Abe Miller Building at 4912 53 St at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 25th.

Yay Fusion! is an inclusive youth group. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for teens aged 13-18 with or without special needs.

Please RSVP to Michael before April 23rd at inclusion2@ykacl.ca

Start Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time:
6 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Michael
E-mail Address:

May 26 YKACL Young Adults Group Pizza party

Members of the YKACL Young Adults group are holding a Pizza Party on May 26th.

The Yay Fusion! Teen Group is scheduled to gather at the Abe Miller Building at 4912 53 St at 6:30pm on Friday, May 26th.

YKACL Young Adults is an inclusive group. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers. Designed for young adults aged 19-30 with or without special needs.

Please RSVP to Michael before May 23rd at inclusion2@ykacl.ca

Start Date:
Friday, May 26, 2017
End Date:
Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:
6:30 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Michael
E-mail Address:

May 28 2nd Annual Yellowknife Brain Tumour Walk

PEOPLE AFFECTED BY BRAIN TUMOURS SHOULD NEVER WALK ALONE
Join the Movement to End Brain Tumours at the 2nd Annual Yellowknife Brain Tumour Walk


Registration: Opens at 11:30 am  
Survivor Photo: 12:45 pm  
Opening Ceremonies: Start at 12:50 pm  
Walk Begins: 1:00 pm  
After the Walk Fun: To be announced  
   
Online registration closes Friday, May 26th at noon.
Registration opens at the park at 11:30 am.
Follow the Yellowknife Brain Tumour Facebook page for pictures and updates!
​We’re here to help!
 
#braintumourwalk #endbraintumours

May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month! Find out more at www.braintumour.ca/BTAM. May also sees the start of Brain Tumour Walk events. With 21 cities across Canada, there's a Brain Tumour Walk near you! Register now at www.BrainTumourWalk.ca. Together we will #EndBrainTumours!

Start Date:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba k'e civic plaza
Contact Phone:
1-800-265-5106 ext.250
E-mail Address:

May 28 Music at the Museum

A free concert of mostly classical music, presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) at the Museum Café from 3 - 4pm on the last Sunday of each month, September to June. 

Start Date:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time:
3-4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
E-mail Address:

May 30 "Playing with Sticks" - Public Art Project

Participate in a street-side beautification project while learning hands-on artistic skills using local materials. Residents of Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah are encouraged to join in!

Start Date:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
End Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:
10 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact Phone:
446-2799
E-mail Address:
Website: