Events

July

01 CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Come to Somba K’e Civic Plaza on July 1 to celebrate our nation’s birthday, hosted by the City of Yellowknife!   Festivities will include musical entertainment, crafts and other children's activities.  Food vendors will be on-site as well.  

The City of Yellowknife acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage Celebrate Canada Program.  La Ville de Yellowknife reconnaît l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien Le Canada en Fête.

Start Date:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Time:
12 - 3:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e civic plaza
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

01 YK Guild of Arts & Crafts Ice Cream Bowl Event

Tuesday, July 1st, Canada Day, at the Fireweed Studio by Somba K'e Plaza starting at 12 noon. 

$10 for a beautiful hand-made pottery bowl filled with your choice of ice cream and toppings. 

Proceeds support the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts. For more information on the Guild, please visit our website www.ykguild.wordpress.com

Start Date:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
End Date:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Time:
12 pm
Community:
Where:
Fireweed Studio

02 You Bike, I Bike, Let's Bike on Wednesdays

Wednesday-Night Mountain-Bike Group-Ride

The best of Yellowknife's rock ridges and single track in an inclusive, encouraging and fun environment!

Leaves Somba K'e Plaza on Wednesdays @7pm from July 2-August 27, 2014

Start Date:
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time:
Wednesdays
Community:
Where:
Somba K'e Civic Plaza

02 Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Group

Experience the best of Yellowknife's rock ridges and single track in an inclusive, encouraging and fun environment!

Leaves Somba K'e Plaza Wednesdays, 7:00 pm from July 2nd until August 27th.

Sponsored by Overlander Sports and Transition Bicycle company.

Start Date:
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e Civic Plaza

03 NWT Pride Volunteer Recruitment Night

Meet the new committee; ask questions; sign up to volunteer!

Meet at Javaroma from 5-8pm on July 3rd

Start Date:
Thursday, July 3, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Time:
5 - 8 PM
Community:
Where:
Javaroma

04 See Peter Run at the Cellar

"See Peter Run is playing on Friday June 4 at The Cellar. Starting at 8:30pm -  free admission! 

 

Spice up your Friday night with smokin' piano to massage your ears, bass vibes to rattle your bones, and drumskins to crackle your palette.

 

And some good old croons and howls to ease the wine on its way down! Pat Braden, Peter Skinner and Carmen Braden grace the stage to prove that the crazy wild energy of jazz is alive and well in Yellowknife...

Start Date:
Friday, July 4, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 4, 2014
Time:
8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
The Cellar

06 Ecology North Bird Walk

Come join Ecology North and other bird enthusiasts for a free saturday bird walk. The walk begins at the ecology North bungalow on 5013 51st street at 9 am on Sunday July 6th. Beginners are welcome! Bring bug spray, something to drink and good shoes for walking.

Start Date:
Sunday, July 6, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time:
9 am - Noon
Community:
Where:

06 7th Annual Latham Island Paddle Race

Sunday, July 06 at 2 p.m. (be at the start by 1:45) at the Latham Island causeway.

Canoes, kayaks and other self-propelled vessels are welcome! Lifejackets required.

To register go to Zone4.ca and select Latham Island Paddle Race -  $10 per person.

BBQ and door prizes to follow, probably.

Start Date:
Sunday, July 6, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time:
1:4
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Latham Island Causeway
E-mail Address:
Website:

09 Basic Beading onto Smoked Hide

Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up North on moccasins and jackets, called couching. Learn a simple single needle technique. Beads and smoke-tanned hide supplied to make a small broach, pin or badge. 

$40, all supplies included, maximum 8 people

Taught by Charissa Alain-Lilly

Northern Images' handles ALL registration and fees for all classes

Start Date:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
End Date:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Community:
Where:
Northern Images Studio

10 Beaded Buckskin Baby Booties Workshop

Learn how to do the kind of beadwork you see up north on moccasins and jackets, called couching. Learn a simple single needle technique. Beads and specially-tanned soft buckskin (with same qualities as smoked hide) supplied to make a pair of cute baby booties. 

Taught by Charrisa Allain-Lilly

Northern Images' handles all registration and fees for all classes

Start Date:
Thursday, July 10, 2014
End Date:
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Community:
Where:
Northern Images Studio

11 Gritt and Leonard After 8

Yellowknife musicans Mel Leonard and Grey Gritt are set to hit the stage tonight at the Afet 8 Pub. Leonard will kick-off the music-infused evening, followed by the smooth, blusey-folk sounds of Gritt, who will serenade pub-goers late into the evening. 

Start Date:
Friday, July 11, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 11, 2014
Community:
Where:
After 8 Pub

11 Territorial Fastball Championship

The territoral championship for fastball is taking place this weekend, beginning last night and stretching into sunday when the playoffs are set to take place. Aside from the five in-town teams, there is one coming from Hay river and another from Inuvik. There are two games tonight and a roundrobin Saturday. 

Start Date:
Friday, July 11, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 11, 2014
Community:
Where:
Tommy Forrest Ball Park

11 Cultural afternoon at the museum

Hope you got your paper early, because Inuvialuit Games are taking place this afternoon at the Prince of Wales Northren Heritage Centre. Wander down to the museum- or run, depending when you get this memo- to enjoy an afternoon of traditional fun. 

Start Date:
Friday, July 11, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 11, 2014
Community:
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

12 Air Show 2014

Come see amazing aerial displays by Canada's famous stunt pilots, the Snowbirds! Tour the cockpits of some of the most advanced aircraft in the country, and find out more about the exciting world of aviation! Doors open at 10 am, and the flying displays begin at 11 am.

Tickets are 10$ for adults and 5$ for children, and are available from City Hall and McDonalds.

Start Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time:
10 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Airport

12 Fireweed Studio (YK Guild of Arts & Crafts)

Its not everyday Yellowknifers can step into one of Canada's designated historic places- its Tuesday and Saturday. At least this rings true for the Fireweed Studio. Venture into the little log building beside city hall to peruse an array of local arts and crafts made by the Yellowknife Guide of Arts and Crafts this weekend and throughout the summer. 

Start Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time:
11 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Little Log Building by City Hall

12 Kids play free at the Golf Course!

So long as accompanying adults pay for themselves, children under the age of 16 can enjoy free rounds of golf until Sunday at the Yellowknife Golf Club. The initative is part of a program currently in place that allows golfers between 11 and 17 to play free Mondays before noon. 

Start Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife Golf Club

12 Superfit Sealskin Mittens with Coyote Fur Cuff

Learn new mitten-making techniques focused on fit and learn a fabulous new mitten pattern. Make your own custom-fitted mittens out of sealskin. These mittens also include a wool liner and plush coyote fur cuff. This style of wrist mitten is a differen pattern with a snug fit and great mobility but very simple to sew. (For those of you who have taken my mitten classes previously, this is the first time I am teaching this new pattern of mitten).

Classes taught by Charrisa Allain-Lilly

Northern Images' handles all registration and fees for all classes

Start Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time:
12 - 6 PM
Community:
Where:
Northern Images Studio

13 Moccasins

This class will provide you with instructions on how to complete a pair of local-style moccasins with an upper, leather, stroud flap and beaver fur trim. It is a teaching session and will provide an opportunity to learn the basic method and contruction techniques. You will complete one moccasin during class time. (Bring a lunch and your materials!). Patterns and tools only supplied. Please see website charissacrafts.com for more details.

 

Start Date:
Sunday, July 13, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time:
10 am - 6 pm
Community:
Where:
Northern Images Studio

13 2nd NWT Motorsport Club Autocross Race

The parking lot of the multiplex will double as the course for the second NWT Motorsport Club autocross race on Sunday. Drivers will navigate a cone course in everything from beaters to sports cars. The fastest time will be deteremined using a handicap system. Cars must be in good working order and racers must have a valid driver's license and wear a helmet. 

Start Date:
Sunday, July 13, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex Arena

14 Discover-E Science Camp

The University of Alberta proudly invites you to come and discover the wonders of science at Discovery-E summer camp. Camps are broken down by age-group, and run from July 14th to July 18th, at William Macdonald High School.

Scientific Adventures / Grades 1 - 3 & 3 - 4

Experience the Thrill of engineering and science through exciting experiments and engaging hands-on activities. Have you ever wanted to create a chemical reaction? Build an electrical circuit? Design and build things? Come to our DiscoverE camp to see all of the amazing things that you can do with engineering and science.

 

Scientific Discoveries (all-girls) / Grades 1 - 3

Explore the exciting possibilities that engineering and science offers in an all-girl environment! Spend the week designing, building and experimenting through a variety of activities designed to foster and enrich your inquisitive minds. Work in teams and individually to create amazing projects and models.

 

Scientific Exploration Grades / 5 - 7

Experience the Thrill of engineering and science through exciting experiments and engaging hands-on activities. Have you ever wanted to create a chemical reaction? Build an electrical circuit? Design and build things? Come to our DiscoverE camp to see all of the amazing things that you can do with engineering and science.

 

Virtual Discoveries Grades / 4 - 6

Discover the amazing things you can do with a computer! You will learn about science and engineering while improving your problem solving skills through a variety of engaging computer software programs.

Registration is $200 for all levels of DiscoverE camp.

Start Date:
Monday, July 14, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 18, 2014
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
William Macdonald School

14 Arctic Salmon: Indicators of a Changing Arctic

Where are these salmon coming from? Are they successfully spawning in the Canadian Arctic? Do they interact with other fish?

Come find the answers to these questions and more from Karen Dumall, at the Price of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

Start Date:
Monday, July 14, 2014
End Date:
Monday, July 14, 2014
Time:
7 - 8:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

17 Folk on the Rocks 2014

Folk on the Rocks has come a long way since founder Rod Russell and his band of folkie go-getters re-booted a small outdoor gig on the shores of Frame Lake, and transported it over to Long Lake in the summer in 1980.

The two-day weekend event (plus Thursday’s Rock the Folks and Friday’s Warm the Rocks) has grown into one of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing musicians from the NWT, Nunavut and across the globe for the North’s biggest party of the season.

More than 24 hours of programming on six stages, including a children’s area, cultural area, and beer garden, promises fun and enjoyment for all ages. Along with the music, crowds can savour international and traditional cuisine at the food fair, and buy Northern creative works in the Art on the Rocks area.

Then over the weekend, come see performers from all over Canada and the world collaborate with Northern talent in what promises to be the biggest jam party the North has ever seen or heard.

Start Date:
Thursday, July 17, 2014
End Date:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time:
event times vary, see schedule at folkontherocks.com
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Folk on the Rocks Site
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-7806

19 Ecology North Bird Walk #2

Come join Ecology North and other bird enthusiasts for a free saturday bird walk. The walk begins at the ecology North bungalow on 5013 51st street at 9 am on Saturday July 19th. Beginners are welcome! Bring bug spray, something to drink and good shoes for walking.

Start Date:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time:
9 am - Noon
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:

22 LAWN AND LANDSCAPE COMPETITION

Judging for the 2014 Lawn and Landscape Competition takes place from July 22 to 25, 2014.  Gardening enthusiasts are encouraged to contact the City at eventscoordinator@yellowknife.ca or 920-5676 to enter in any of the following categories:

 Residential Landscaping

 Specialized Garden

 Vegetable Garden

 Greenhouse

 Flower Garden

 Lawn

Specialized garden includes rock garden, container garden, balcony garden, water garden/features, pocket garden, etc.  Judging is done by a volunteer committee and is based on curb appeal, health, maintenance and design or use of space. 

Start Date:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Contact:
Sandra Nielsen - Special Events Coordinator
Contact Phone:
920-5676
Website:

24 Theatre on the Lake 2014

Theatre on the Lake is a One-Act Play Festival that takes place on Frame Lake behind the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.  Our mission is to provide a fun and nurturing environment to produce plays and provide an untraditional summer theatre venue for outstanding artists.

 

This year, in addition to our usual suspects, we are proud to say that Theatre on the Lake has gone International! with two very different and appealing shows:

 

Mandragora Circo – on their tour from Patagonia to Alaska, this Argentinean Theatre Company brings a wordless story of love and humour of two clowns with circus skills and music where the encounters are not casual.  This story premiered in Argentina in 2003 and has extensive history with more than 11 years of continuous performances in through 16 countries.  This should be a terrific show for kids of all ages.

 

The Penguin Project - Should penguins be kept in a zoo?  Natsu Henjin doesn’t believe so.   Featuring Momoko Fujita on her first visit to Yellowknife from Japan.  Momoko says that “I am so excited to be able to play in Canada”.

 

We are thrilled and honoured to be able to present these artists and their two wonderful shows.  The rest of the lineup is no slouch either:

 

Entrepreneur - A small shop owner is faced with a homeless woman who insists on helping out in the new store.  Featuring Robin Burns and Susan Hopkins - Directed by Paul McKee.  “What fun this has been,” says Susan Hopkins.

 

A Moment with Len MacDonald – Yellowknife’s answer to Andy Rooney – not that anyone asked.

 

Guess Who Plays First - First time (for us anyway) writer Scott Richardson directs Len MacDonald and Brenden McIntosh in this hilarious piece.  Sammy will teach his estranged son Ray the ways of 1970's Canadian Rock...if he can get past the first question.  Brenden McIntosh says "It's fun and easy working with Scott and Len, I'm looking forward to showing people this story about an awkward son bonding with his rocker dad"

 

Finally,

Julia Child Makes Bits and Bites - The celebrated French Chef turns her hand to making munchies for the lonely Sportsman.  Written by Ron Kent and featuring Paul McKee as the one and only Julia. “This is my fifth year writing for the festival,” says Director of Operations Ron Kent. “Every year it takes forever to get here, then it arrives all in a rush.”

 

This summer’s run is July 24-26, 2013.  Performances will be weekdays - noon to 1pm, and 7pm to 9, and Saturday - noon ‘til all done.  There will be a variety of shows at each performance.  Cash only box lunches offered by the Museum Café will be available on weekdays.

 

Our theatre, as always, is the Prince of Wale Heritage Centre.   Admission is by donation.  Bring a cushion, a hat and sunscreen.

Start Date:
Thursday, July 24, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time:
weekdays - noon to 1pm, and 7pm to 9, and Saturday - noon ‘til all done
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
E-mail Address:

25 YK Chamber 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic

The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic will be taking place on July 25th at the Yellowknife Golf Club. Shotgun start at 1:00pm, followed by supper and entertainment at 6:00pm.

 

Registration is $100.00/person ($75.00/person for Golf Club Members).

 

We are looking for sponsors for our event. If you’re registering 2 teams, consider our Platinum sponsorship which includes registration fees for 2 teams and a hole sponsorship.

 

If you’re registering a whole team (4 golfers), consider being our Gold Partner which includes registration fees for 1 team and a hole sponsorship.

 

Please see the attached sponsorship package for more information on our sponsorship opportunities.

 

We’re also looking for prizes for our golfers and for our silent auction – please let us know if you are interested in donating a prize.

 

This is going to be a great event – we’ve sold out the past 2 years so get your registration forms in early to secure your spot!

Start Date:
Friday, July 25, 2014
End Date:
Friday, July 25, 2014
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Golf Club
Contact Phone:
(867) 920 4944
E-mail Address:
Website:

26 North of 60 Half Marathon

The Racquet Club, in association with the Multisport Club, present the North of 60 Half Marathon, 10 k and 5 k Run!

The event starts and finishes at the Racquet Club. Sign in from 8:30 to 9:00. 1/2 marathon starts at 9:30, other distances start at 9:45.

Start Date:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
End Date:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time:
8 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Racquet Club
Website: