Events

August

Aug 04 Tamarack Fibre Group presents: "Shades of Blue: Indigo Around the World"

Tamarack Fibre Group is pleased to present, "Shades of Blue: Indigo Around the World" opening Friday, August 4th 7-9pm.

 

New works employing felt, quilting, wearable art, embroidery and sculpture techniques are featured. Watch the artists demonstrate an indigo dye vat at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

#3, 3541 McDonald Drive

Opening Friday August 4, 7-9pm

Open Saturday and Sunday August 5 and 6, 12-5 pm.

 

We're a passport stop at Ramble and Ride!

Start Date:
Friday, August 4, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time:
Aug 4th 7 - 9 pm; Aug 5th & 6th 12 - 5 pm
Community:
Where:
#3, 3541 McDonald Drive
Contact:
Pat Moore
Contact Phone:
867.446.6898

Aug 05 11th Old Town Ramble & Ride

The Ramble and Ride is an eco-friendly festival held annually in the historic area of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on August long weekend.

The Ramble and Ride is a festival put on by the businesses, artists and musicians of Old Town. Specifically, it is a chance for all Yellowknifers to ramble (walk) and ride (bike) down the hill to take in Old Town’s unique character and culture. The goal is to hold an eco-friendly festival that allows every member of Old Town to promote their business or talent through a variety of events.

Start Date:
Saturday, August 5, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time:
All day long both days (see event website for detailed schedule)
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Old Town

Aug 10 BioBlitz Canada 150

From August 10 to 12, Yellowknifers will have an opportunity to work with scientists to identify as many species as possible as part of the nation-wide BioBlitz Canada 150.

 

Gather at the PWNHC on the following dates:

 

Thursday, August 10, 6pm

Friday, August 11, 7pm

Saturday, August 12, 9am

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is located near downtown Yellowknife on the shores of Frame Lake.

Free Admission

 

A BioBlitz is a free fun-filled family event, so invite your family members and friends to participate.

Start Date:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time:
see event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Aug 16 Wine tasting & food pairing: West Coast Wonders: Winedown Wednesday

Let’s take a trip down the wet coast! Exceptional wines from California, Oregon & Washington come from a wide variety of interesting soils and terroir. 

Despite the many challenges for wine production in the US, including prohibition, the single state of California has survived and thrived to become the 4th largest producer of wine in the world. Varietals are plentiful, as are wine styles and winemaking techniques. We will taste some delightful subtly oaked Chardonnay, Opimian’s own Californian white blend, some wonderful Cabs, a Zin and a luscious Meritage.

Willamette Valley is known for its Burgundian style Pinot Noirs with nuanced and subtle freshness of cranberries and the depth of earth. Tonight’s example will not disappoint. Naches Heights is one of Washington States’ newest wine growing regions with
unique volcanic soils and grapes growing at high elevations. This evening we will taste one of their heavenly dry Rieslings.

The wines from this event are aligned with C252, open for ordering from August 11 to September 15, 2017.

Won’t you join us?

Wines:

NHV Riesling, Strand Vineyards, Naches Heights AVA, 2014
Cambridge Cold Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros, 2014
Opimian Californian White, NV
Holloran Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2013
Butterfly Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, 2013
Cambridge Meritage, Napa Valley, 2013
Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon, Los Amigos Ranch, Estate Bottled, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, 2013
Cambridge & Sunset Zinfandel, California, 2014

Menu: 

A selection of well-paired hors d’oeuvres.

Members & First Guest $85
Additional Guests $95 ($10 of which will be a certificate that can be used towards a membership)

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Chez Taylors
Contact Phone:
867-765-8218

Aug 27 Annual Memorial Dog Walk, Run and Carnival!


This event will take place on Sunday, August 27 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Somba K'e Park. Registration for the Walk and 5K Run will start at 9:00 am. The Run starts at 10:00 am and the Walk starts ay 10:15 am.

If you would like to use this Walk/Run to raise money for the NWT SPCA you can get your pledge sheets at www.nwtspca.com

Be sure to stick around for the Carnival running from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. This will be an exciting opportunity for families to get out and enjoy games and prizes, food, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and much more!

We are also looking for volunteers for this event so if you are interested please contact Sarah Martin at [email protected] to see what volunteer opportunities are available for this event.

We look forward to seeing you out there!

Start Date:
Sunday, August 27, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time:
9 am - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e Park
Website:

Aug 30 Wine tasting & food pairing: Fabled Flights Under the Northern Lights - Spain: Winedown Wednesday

Last sun of the season, a fire pit for extra warmth, Northern Lights overhead, and Spanish wines in hand…a lovely way to end the Winedown Wednesday season.

We will begin with a delightful Cava, move on to Verdejo, and then delve into the reds with a Merlot and a selection of Tempranillo. We will end the evening with a decadent Pedro Ximénez rich on the palate with well-balanced acidity and a lovely length.

The wines from this event are aligned with C252, open for ordering from August 11 to September 15, 2017.

Wines:

Montblanc 362, Brut, Cava Reserva, DO Cava
Finca La Cañada, Verdejo, DOP Montilla-Moriles, Pérez Barquero, 2015
Montblanc 362 Merlot, DO Conca de Barberà, 2012
Blasón de San Juan, Joven, DO Ribera Del Duero, Bodegas y Viñedos Oretga Fournier, 2013
Viña Eizaga Crianza, DOCa Rioja, Vinos Eizaga, 2013
Portia Crianza Seleccíon de Familia, DO Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Portia, 2012
Alfar Vendimia Selleccionada, Doca Rioja, Valdelacierva, 2012
Gran Barquero Pedro Ximenex, DOP Montilla-Moriles

Menu:

A selection of well-paired hors d’oeuvres catered by Arctic Sustainable Harvesting highlighting their locally harvested wild sustainable products. 

Mike Kalnay is a local food forager and chef. Over the years he has accumulated a plethora of life experiences involving food & wine – he spends his springtime with the Culinary Institute of America and his fall time with Cordon Bleu, when not wandering abroad. 

Members & First Guest $85
Additional Guests $95 ($10 of which will be a certificate that can be used towards a membership)

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Chez Taylors
Contact Phone:
867-765-8218