Come out and enjoy free hot dogs, burgers, cake & watermelon & juice on Monday, September 1st from noon to 2 pm at the Stanton Plaza parking lot.
There will also be face painting, a bouncy castle, and balloon animals for the kids.
The Community Showcase Night celebrates local organizations that offer leisure, recreation, education and health opportunities for residents. It is a great way to register for fall/winter activities, learn about services and find opportunities to volunteer.
Non-profit community organizations who would like to have a booth (table and chairs provided free of charge) are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-5676 to reserve a table. This is a great time to sign up new members, recruit volunteers or simply promote your organization. Please include the Community Showcase Night in your fall registration advertising. Note: there will be a cap on participants given the venue capacity. Access to power is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
This week, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre will be hosting two presentations on Copper Technologies of the North, hosted by Matthew Pike, PhD Candidate at Purdue University.
Presentation: Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm
Learn about the factors that influenced the use of copper across the North before the arrival of European trade metals.
Hands-on Workshop: Saturday, September 6 from 2 pm - 4 pm
Learn how to shape tools from copper nuggests and try your hand with stone hammers.
Are you a parent with a child in or starting a French Second Language program in the Fall?
Are you interested in supporting French Second Language learning opportunities for youth in the NWT?
If so, please come out to the PSAV room at the Multiplex on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00PM to learn more about Canadian Parents for French! For more information, visit our website at: http://nwt.cpf.ca/
We are excited to be hosting our First Annual NWT SPCA Carnival, during, and after, our 2014 NWT SPCA Memorial Dog Walk. This event on Sunday, Sept 7 at Somba K'e Park from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Join us for a fantastic and fun afternoon of popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, games, a bouncy castle and a puppy petting zoo!
This event is a perfect way for families and kids to spend a Sunday afternoon, so please come out and join us!
Brought to you by the NWT SPCA and First Air, the Airline of the North.
The eighth annual First Air – Law Enforcement Hercules aircraft pull is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Yellowknife Airport.
Teams will compete against the clock and against each other by pulling a 35,000 kg airplane more than four metres as quickly as they can. Money raised will go towards the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Team captains must register by 10:30 a.m. at the DND/RCMP hangar. The contest begins at noon.
See more at: http://www.ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/06/5568/34/herculean-effort#sthash.HdwrO5L1.dpuf
The Dog Island Floating Film Society will present (weather permitting) Dog Island 11 near Dog Island Yellowknife Bay.
Come in your canoe, kayak or boat and watch free films. If the torch on Dog Island is lit then the show is on. Our weather alternate date is Saturday, September 6th.
Wear a life jacket, dress warmly, carry a flashlight and travel with a buddy! - See more at: http://www.ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/05/5562/34/dog-island-floating-film-fest#sthash.oFjPTMaY.dpuf
Priscilla’s Revenge is scheduled to entertain live music fans at After 8 pub Friday evening beginning at 9:30 p.m.. The long-running trio consists of drummer Norm Glowach, guitarist Greg Nasogaluak and bassist Blair Brezinski.
- See more at: http://www.ykbuzz.com/ykbuzz-events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/05/5569/34/rockin-blues-on-tap#sthash.K3FyHrvd.dpuf
Join us to celebrate our connection to the land at this free community event where everyone is welcome! Learn how to make medicines from wild plants, pickle beets, bead, and get involved with a community garden. Bring a vegetable, bouquet of flowers/herbs, soup/chowder, or jam/jelly to our fun veggie show-off and show off your harvest and dishes in categories which include the funniest, tastiest, most unique, and biggest. Don't forget to bring your favourite dish to share at our potluck feast and enjoy some local entertainment!
A series of discussions and workshops focused on issues concerning older adults in the NWT. Resources, refreshments and door prizes included! Attendance is free.
Celebrate with us at the Pulse TV launch event. Performances by canadian recording artist Craig Mortiz along with Mike Filipowitsch, Andrea Bettger, Kids' CBC live, and much more! The event will take place in tandem with the Yellowknife Farmers' Market on Tueday, September 9th at Somba K'e Plaza.
Starting next week, on Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 pm, Northern Images Fine Art Gallery will be hosting a regular weekly drop-in "Craft Connections" evening where anyone and everyone is free to drop by to work on their crafts or simply to socialize.
The first drop-in evening is on Sept. 3, 2014. This is a great opportunity to do many things. You can visit with others, bring a project to work on, or take a look at what other people are making. It is a great place to share skills, patterns and supplies. You can also come by earlier and bring your supper along with you if you want to come after you finish work.
Craft Connections is also a handy place to finish off projects. If you belong to the "one of a kind club" where you have one mitten, one mukluk, or one moccasin completed, but have not yet gotten around to making the other side, this is a great place to meet up with fellow crafters who can help you out. There are sure to be people who have taken other Northern Images craft workshops (offered by Charissa) who will be a handy resource for you in finishing your project.
Please ring the doorbell to the right of the door if the door is locked, as we won't hear you if you knock. Or phone 873-5944.
For more details, contact Sally Joyce, Manager of Northern Images.
You are kindly invited to attend the premiere screening of the new reality show "Fur Harvesters NWT." The screening will take place on September 11th, 2014 at 7:30 pm, at the Top Knight bar.
A captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday is a passionate, soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice. Her lyrics, reflective of her northern roots, embrace the essence of Dene life from an urban perspective.
She hails from Yellowknife, NWT and is a member of the Dene Nation. “We have long recognized her as a talented member of our nation,” says Dene National Chief, Bill Erasmus.
Leela Gilday has many national awards to her credit, including a Juno and a Western Canadian Music Award for her second album Sedzé. In 2009 she won Best Music Video at the Dreamspeakers Festival in Edmonton AB, and in 2008 she received a Fellowship at the Banff Centre for the Arts. According to Alex Vardy of Georgia Straight, “Leela Gilday (is) a rising star in the world of aboriginal music and a future pop icon as well.”
Based out of Yellowknife, NT, Leela has toured festivals and concert halls with her four-piece band through every province and territory in Canada. She has also played internationally in several countries including Japan, US, Greenland, Denmark, and New Zealand. Her live shows and many appearances on television and radio have earned her an important place in the Aboriginal music scene, as well as a loyal mainstream following.
Leela Gilday was named Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year (2011) by the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and was the Musical Director for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Finale (2012, CTV). She released her much anticipated third CD Calling All Warriors in July 2010, and it garnered a Western Canadian Music Award, a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, and an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award.
Howie Miller is one of Canada’s top stand-up acts, and has been wowing audiences the world over for more than 10 years. As one of the nation’s few Native American comedians, Howie has performed at all the major Canadian comedy festivals including the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival and the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Howie can also be seen on the Comedy Network in his own half hour Comedy Now special.
Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer, poet, media artist and spoken word poet from the Six Nations band in southern Ontario and currently resides in British Columbia. Janet has three published poetry collections to date and is currently in the midst of working on another. Her radio documentary Bring Your Drum (50 years of indigenous protest music) won Best Radio award at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival 2011 and she co-produced the Resonating Reconciliation radio documentary winning Best Radio award again in 2013.
Pat Braden brings to the stage a variety of musical styles, steeped from his early days playing electric and string bass with high school concert and big bands, community choral and theatre productions, jazz, blues, rock and country bands, from blues men to Metis fiddlers, from folk singers to throat singers, on the stage or in the studio. In addition to his bass skills, he writes, records and performs his music on a Chapman Stick. He has released 3 CDs as a singer/songwriter and a CD and DVD as a storyteller. In December 2013, Pat released his first book titled From the Fire, a collection of 6 children’s fairy tales / fables including a CD. He has performed as a solo artist and as a backing musician on festival and theatre stages throughout Canada and in the USA and Europe.
- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/koke-storytelling-festival#sthash.yplqY3GL.dpuf
7th Annual World Religions Conference, Yellowknife NWT:
World Peace & Religion: Is religion a source of conflict or peace?
Scholars from Native Spirituality, Hinduism, Christianity & Islam will present their viewpoints. Moderated by His Worship Mark Heyck, Mayor of Yellowknife.
Free admission, refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended.
Sunday, September 14th, 2014. Doors open 2:30pm; Program 3:00-5:00pm at the Explorer Hotel (4825 - 29th Ave, Yellowknife).
Contact: 1-866-208-2683 / IslamEvents.ca/Yellowknife / @WRC_yk
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATORS OF THE NWT - Conference and AGM 2014
The LGANT Professional Development Conference and AGM is an annual event that takes place in early fall. It offers delegates the opportunity to engage and network with colleagues from across the Northwest Territories while also taking in interesting sessions and workshops relevant to the challenges and opportunities facing community governments.
Find out more about this year's conference here.
Join us for a preview of our "Love the Land photo contest" submissions and update about Thaidene Nene– “Land of the Ancestors” a proposed protected area for the east arm of Great Slave Lake.
Everyone is welcome!
Interested in joining our board or volunteering? The AGM is the perfect opportunity to learn more about CPAWS-NWT!
Reclaim public space!
AFCY and YK ARCC along with Ecology North, NWT Parks & Recreation and the City of Yellowknife is bringing Park(ing) Day to Yellowknife.
PARK (ing) Day, a concept developed by Rebar in San Francisco, is an annual event that takes place in 162 cities in 35 countries worldwide. It brings together artists, citizens, elected officials and organizations to temporarily transform parking spaces into nice public places.
The main purpose of reclaiming these squares is to animate, in a fun and festive way, a debate about the potential of these parking spots if only they were managed differently.
This event is an opportunity once a year to conduct a citizen reflection on the role of the automobile in its monopolization of public space for private use.
On Friday September 19th 2014 (for the whole day!) the City of Yellowknife will be donating up to 20 parking spaces along 49th Street for the use of this event.
Organizers of this event are calling on individuals, groups or organizations with ideas and energy to transform a parking space into something public, interactive and fun. (for examples, go to: google images- "park(ing) day")
There will be an "information session" held September 10th at 6pm at YK ARCC. All interested participants are encouraged to attend this session where people will be able to share their ideas, form group collaborations and register their square. Otherwise interested participants should email: email@example.com
Registration deadline is September 12th, 2014
The Aurora Fiddle Society would like to welcome all new & returning members to the Fall Fiddle Workshop on September 20 & 21, 2014. First-timers, beginners, intermediates and advanced fiddlers are all encouraged to learn and have fun.
Information and registration forms are available online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kicking off the weekend is our Friday Fiddle Jam, September 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the basement of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Starting at 7:00pm, all players, especially first-timers and beginners, have a chance to warm up and try out the tunes they’re learning. Then, intermediate players bring out their favourites and kick it up even more with tried-and-true tunes.
The Aurora Arts Society celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and the festivities will take place during Arts Week! Come out and support the arts in your community by visiting the Gallery on 47th Street. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an Aurora Arts Society member. You can sign up on their website anytime for only $10.
Events will include:
Members' Shows - Trashformations Workshops - Visiting Artists - Symposium - Studio Tours - Artist Talks - A Reception
Thank you to our sponsors:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
The Gallery on 47th Street
NWT Arts Council
The Northern Frontier Visitors' Association
The Paint Spot
Confusion and disagreement reign regarding Traditional Knowledge (TK)'s use, its compatibility with scientific method and its contemporary relevance. There are many salient and interesting aspects to this international debate, and our presenters will contribute incisive, cutting-edge perspectives.
For a complete schedule of this event, please visit the event website.
The Aurora Arts Society is inviting artists with working studios to participate in the annual ArtsWeek studio tours on Sunday, September 21st from 12 to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour will give the public an opportunity to see artists at work in their studios and have an opportunity to discuss with them how their works are created. Because we are promoting this as a working studio tour and not just an arts open house, we are asking artists to be actively working in their studio during the tour.
For more information or to sign-up, please contact Ainsley Dempsey at email@example.com. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, September 17th but please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested.
Also, don't miss your chance to display and sell your work during this year's members show to be displayed at The Gallery on 47th Street throughout ArtsWeek.
Contact Ainsley for more information or if you are interested in submitting pieces to the show.
Working from a Fort McPherson tent in the museum lobby, Courtney Chetwynd collects intimate ideas and memories Northerners have of their home.
This installation work explores the construction of identity, memory, and home as a spatial process that is not only physical, but investigated through the 'invisible' found within actions, relationships, and stories.
You are invited to visit Courtney in the museum while she is working on the project from 11am-5pm daily.
Courtney Chetwynd, raised in the Northwest Territories, is an artist and PHD candidate with the University of Dundee in Scotland. (stolons) exhibited in Scotland in 2013.
Two of Down to Earth's faithful artists, Alison McCreesh and Fran Hurcomb, are having a show next week at YK ARCC. It's recent work they both did in Iceland.
Benjamin Narvey will be featuring the lute music of the French Baroque period, a subject that he continues to research at depth. He took his Masters degree at the University of Oxford in 2004, where he researched enlightenment tonal theory with special reference to the writings of Jean- Philippe Rameau. He recently completed his doctoral thesis at Oxford, “The French Lute during the Reign of Louis le Grand”, the first cultural history of the lute in France during the Grand Siècle. He has refined his understanding of diverse aspects of period lute performance under the tutelage of Paul O’Dette, Nigel North, and Hopkinson Smith. Besides these achievements, he has also performed several live theatre performances at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Once a Montrealer, he is now a full time resident of Paris, where he pursues his research while continuing his career as a professional lutenist.
Michel Cardin has gained international recognition as a teacher, performer, musicologist and producer. He is currently full professor of guitar and lute at the Department of Music at the University of Moncton (Canada), with a PhD equivalence status, and has made 13 compact discs of solo Baroque lute music and duos with flute. These recordings, consisting for the most part of world premieres, are dedicated to The London Manuscript by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), the undisputed master of the instrument. Michel Cardin has given concerts, conferences and masterclasses in both Americas, Europe, Japan and Africa. He started in 2009 La Tour Baroque Duo with Tim Blackmore on harpsichord and recorder. The Duo plays regularly throughout Canada, in Europe and the USA, and has made three CDs so far.
NWT’s own Tyler Hawkins is a co-founder of the Hay River Early Music Society. Tyler’s primary roles are in planning and organizing the NWT International Lute Festival now celebrating its 8th season. Tyler received his BFA in performance on the 17 string classical guitar from York University. He is a life long guitar enthusiast with over 40 years of study and performance in a wide range of music genres - from jazz-fusion to ambient and early baroque music - including the baroque lute.
This year we are also fortunate enough to have Karen Zaidan, a very talented soprano from Fort Smith as well as Daniel Gillis, a multi faceted tenor from Yellowknife accompanying these accomplished lutenists on the NACC stage.
Daniel Gillis brings range and clarity to his performances as both a classical and jazz vocalist. Trained originally as a classical tenor, he began performing as a countertenor in 1995. Daniel’s performances have consistently received favourable reviews from critics and audiences alike. Described as “Ottawa’s best male jazz singer” by wellknown jazz pianist Yves Laroche, Daniel became a favourite of the Ottawa jazz scene. Known for ability to move fluidly between medium and high ranges,Daniel has performed nationally in jazz festivals and classical concerts in Montreal, Halifax, Victoria, Quebec City, Ottawa, and his new home city of Yellowknife. While living in Ottawa, Daniel maintained an active schedule as a countertenor soloist performing with baroque ensemble Musica Divina and other Ottawa choirs, including 17 Voyces, St Matthew’s Choir and the Ottawa Bach Choir. He has performed as soloist many times, including such works as St John’s Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt. He regularly appears in leading tenor roles in theatre productions by The Savoy Society and Orpheus, and has sung in several a Capella groups, including SAIJ and Quintessential.Since moving to Yellowknife, Daniel has performed the lead tenor roles in several musicals, and has sung as a tenor soloist in many events, ranging in style from early and classical to jazz and folk. He formed YK Transfer, an a cappella jazz group that has twice performed at Folk on the Rocks.
- See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/international-lute-festival-lute-music-french-baroque#sthash.HydGCp2D.dpuf
An Evening with Ashley Spires, Artist, Illustrator and Author
Creating Graphic Novels & Illustrations
This special evening presentation is geared toward teenaged and adult artists, or anyone interested in the creation of graphic novels and illustrations.
Presented by the Yellowknife Public Library with support from the Canada Council for the Arts
Looking to spice up your life? your relationship? or just looking to meet new people and learn a new skill?
Come out and try salsa dancing! This is sure to be a great night of excellent latin music and a great way to cultivate the warmth of those southern countries where this music originates.
Who knows maybe you will have a great time and decide you want to take dance lessons all through the fall as YK Salsa lessons resume at the end of September.
September Salsa Lessons
Beginner: 6 weeks 7:30-9pm on Fridays (September 26th-October 30th)
Single $150 couple $250
Workshop, 6 weeks 7:30pm-9pm on Sundays (September 28th- November 2nd)
2 weeks spins, 2 weeks lifts and dips, 2 weeks musicality
Single $150 couple $250
This saturday, check out the Old Town Glassworks for an evening concert of fantastic local bands and performers. Indio Saravanja begins the evening, following by Becky & the Dawgwoods. Steve Whittaker and Brendan Callas will play next, followed by Donny & the Carpenters. A jam session hosted by Young Nick Lawson rounds out the evening. Cover is $10 per person, and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Join the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Dundurn Press, and the Yellowknife Book Cellar for the Launch of Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail's new book, Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North
Don't miss the surprise special guests! Free & open to the public. Refreshments will be served.