Events

April

01 EASTER SKATE

Come join the Easter bunny for a free public skate and do some Easter crafts in the lobby. Regular rules for public skating apply.  Admission is free.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time:
6 - 7:20 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex - Shorty Brown Arena
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator– City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

03 EASTER TRAIL

Bunnies and eggs galore!!  The public is invited down to the McMahon Frame Lake Trail over Easter weekend to view the new residents on the trail.  Check the City’s website for information about a visit from the Easter Bunny on Sunday morning.

Start Date:
Friday, April 3, 2015
End Date:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Time:
All weekend
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Frame Lake Trail
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator– City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

07 Narrated Slideshow: China

Featuring photography that highlights China's Landscapes, History and Architecture. Presented by Lydia Bardak & Oscar Aguirre.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Library Meeting Room
Contact Phone:
920-5642

08 Disney's High School Musical (SJF High School)

 

 

Performance is 70 minutes long with no intermission

Sir John Franklin High School presents...

DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR.

A group of teenagers struggle to discover their true identities while building relationships, exploring new interests and dealing with others expectations of them.  High School Musical is a story about going for your dreams and being who you want to be, despite how others try to confine you.

The High School Musical soundtrack went on to become the best selling album of 2006. The stage version became the most licensed new musical in history with over 2,500 separate productions around the world in it's first year.

See Trailer

Appropriate for all ages.

 

April 8 6:00 pm,  8:00 pm

April 9 6:00 pm,  8:00 pm

April 10 6:00 pm  8:00 pm

April 11  11:00 am  2:00 pm  7:00 pm

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:

09 Coiled Fruit Basket Workshop

There still is a debate whether coiling is the oldest form of basketry in the world. In this workshop, we will explore this sculptural technique to create unique baskets using rope, raffia, wool and embellishments. Great for holding fruit or anything else you can think of. As well as, make teneriffes, a base starter used in pine needle basketry using waxed thread and a metal ring. The result of this class is a basket that is great for holding fruit or anything else you can think of. Mommies and Babies are welcome.
CLASS FEES: $96 + materials $25

Start Date:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
End Date:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Time:
9 am - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
TBA upon registration
Contact:
Rosanna Strong
Contact Phone:
867-446-2799
E-mail Address:

10 Join Us for a Free Showing of "The Founding Father

Confederation Centre of the Arts brings The Sir John A. Tour to Canadians “from sea to shining sea”.

As Canada’s living memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, Confederation Centre of the Arts is proud to embark on a 12-city national tour in recognition of Sir John A. Macdonald’s 2015 bicentennial.

Embarking on a coast-to-coast expedition echoing Sir John’s A.’s “National Dream,” we hope to spark widespread dialogue and curiosity, inspiring all Canadians to seek out further knowledge about the origins and evolution of Canada as a nation.

One in four Canadians couldn’t identify Sir John A. as our first Prime Minister, according to a January 2015 Ipsos-Reid Poll. It is clearly important to heighten our collective awareness of the significant and integral role he played in the creation of our country.

Our presentation includes The Founding Father: His Story. Our Canada., an original biographical play (presented separately to the public as well as high school students), as well as The Quest for Canada, a re-created historical debate for students.

Join us as we examine the man at the centre of our quest to become a united people. Form your own informed opinion of Sir John A. as Founding Father, and reflect on the landmark accomplishment of Confederation, which led Canada to become the strong, free country it is today.

Confederation Centre of the Arts is grateful for the support of Canadian Heritage on this project and looks forward to inspiring Canadians through arts and culture as we move towards the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

 

An original, bilingual play recounting the life and times of Sir John A. Macdonald and examining in detail how his vision shaped our country.

Witness the extraordinary triumphs and tragedies of our first Prime Minister and the incredible challenges our young nation faced during its formative years.

Featuring a cast of four leading Canadian actors, the performance includes an original score by Samual Sholdice set to the dynamic video images of James Nesbitt, incorporating historical photos and live-action sand drawings by Québec artist Marie Linda Bluteau.

Start Date:
Friday, April 10, 2015
End Date:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern United Place

14 Talk on Climate Change impacting Heritage Sites

Dr. Max Friesen, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Toronto, will be giving a public presentation on Monday, April 13th at 7pm about his archaeological field work in the North (see attached poster).  

He will discuss how archeological sites in the Mackenzie Delta are being threatened by climate change, and how a project call Arctic CHAR (Cultural Heritage At Risk) is helping to identify sites that are should be excavated before their contents are destroyed.

For example, see the link, below, that describes an Inuvialuit driftwood house that Dr. Friesen and his team unearthed last summer.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/complete-inuvialuit-driftwood-house-found-in-mackenzie-delta-1.2748364

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Mike Mitchell
Contact Phone:
867.446.1310
Website:

14 Faith: A Light for Life in Society

Faith: A Light for Life in Society

Hosted by the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith (Night #7 of the Theology Uncapped Series)

Guest Speaker: Lori Tutt, Religious Education Coordinator, Yellowknife Catholic Schools

Can't make it to Javaroma? Check out the live stream at www.ustream.tv/channel/theology-uncapped

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Javaroma

17 Crazy Little Things (Yellowknife Choral Society)

Yellowknife Choral Society's "Crazy Little Things" promises a lighter look at what makes the world go 'round. All three choirs under the Yellowknife Choral Society umbrella will present a quirky mix of musical styles from pop to folk to art song to contemporary. Whether sung in English, French or utter nonsense, the songs tell of love and how it can drive a person mad, to songs that are themselves a little crazy, or whose wild nonsense words tell a musical story all their own. NOTE: This show is approximately 1.5hrs with NO intermission. - See more at: http://naccnt.ca/events/crazy-little-things-yellowknife-choral-society#sthash.nO7f0EoC.dpuf

 

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors or students under 18 years old

Available online, or at the NACC box office.

Start Date:
Friday, April 17, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC)
Contact:
NACC box office
Contact Phone:
(867) 766-6101
E-mail Address:
Website:

18 Earth Week EN Coffee House & Silent/Live Auction

St. Pat’s High School, 7:00pm - 9:30 pm

Come enjoy a coffee and mingle with friends, while supporting your favourite environmental NGO. We’ve polished up a few classic features, and have a few new surprises in store!

Start Date:
Saturday, April 18, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time:
19:30 - 21:30
Community:
Where:

19 Earth Week: Backyard Compost Workshop

Meet at Ecology North, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hands-on workshop. Help build a backyard composter and learn useful tips and tricks to get your compost cookin’!

Start Date:
Sunday, April 19, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time:
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community:
Where:

19 Earth Week: Compost 4 kids!

Museum (Auditorium), 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Great event for kids aged 5-10. Compost-themed story-time and games for kid-friendly fun!

Bring your parents.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 19, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community:
Where:

20 Earth Week: Alternatives North Movie Night

Toxic Legacy (24 mins) and Contamination Nation (18 mins) 

Museum (Auditorium), 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alternatives North will show two recent special documentaries on Giant Mine by APTN and Global TV.  A discussion on Giant Mine will follow with host Kevin O’Reilly.

Start Date:
Monday, April 20, 2015
End Date:
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community:
Where:

21 Territorial Skills Competition

Show us your skills! Compete in the 17th annual Territorial Skills Competition in Yellowknife on April 21st, 2015. 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 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time:
8:00 am
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Yellowknife High Schools (SJFHS & SPHS)
Contact:
Jan or Irene
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-8743

21 Earth Week: Yoga with Krystal Thompson

Collective Soul Space (4910 – 50th Street), 

Noon - 1:00 pm

Join Professional Yoga Therapist, Krystal Thompson for a special Earth Week Yoga Class. We’ll get grounded and connect with the earth in a flowing class dedicated to the beauty of our planet.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time:
Noon - 1:00 pm
Community:
Where:

21 Earth Week: Solid Waste Forum

City Hall Council Chambers , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the City of Yellowknife for an informative and fun environment-focused evening, including: awards ceremony, and waste management presentations.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community:
Where:

21 Earth Week: Getting to Know Your House as a System

NUP (Room 215), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Basic building science. Includes understanding of building envelopes, space heating, hot water heating, ventilation system, as well as occupant behaviour.

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community:
Where:

22 Earth Week: Fish Fry

In front of the Post-Offi ce (Franklin Ave),

Noon - 1:00 pm

Think global; Eat Local! Join us for some tasty Great Slave Lake whitefi sh, and some springtime sunshine.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:
Noon - 1:00 pm
Community:
Where:

22 Earth Week: EN and AFCY Litter Pick-Me-Up

Meet in front of Javaroma, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Pick up some litter to show Yellowknife a little TLC.

Work for the planet because you belong to it.

Bags, gloves, and warm beverages are provided.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community:
Where:

22 Earth Week: Bike Tune-Up

Sombek’e Park, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gear-up for summer by giving your cranky and tyred bike a good tune-up!

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community:
Where:

22 Earth Week: Amnesty International Movie Night

NUP Auditorium, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Defensora is a compelling documentary about Canadian mining companies and human rightsin Guatemala.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Community:
Where:

22 Downtown Litter Clean‐Up

 Meet at Javaroma after 5:00 p.m. to pick up supplies.

 Pick a street or area downtown and head out to pick up litter.

 Work alone or form small groups!

 Place garbage bags in the dumpster behind the Northwestel Building.

 Return to Javaroma to check in and enjoy a free beverage.

Join us on Facebook: Yellowknife (Trash) Pick‐up Artists

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time:
3 Wednesdays: April 22nd, 29th and May 6th
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Downtown (starts behind Javaroma)
Contact Phone:
920-5676

22 Northern Métis Languages

Susan Saunders is a Masters student who moved to Yellowknife to learn about Métis language diversity in the NWT. Working with the North Slave Métis Alliance, she has documented the language history of Métis families in Yellowknife and Fort Providence. Her presentation will explore the diverse landscape of Métis Languages in the NWT.

Start Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact:
Mike Mitchell
Contact Phone:
867.920.3267
E-mail Address:
Website:

23 Environmentalism: it’s something to laugh about

In front of the Post Offi ce (Franklin Ave), 

Noon - 1:00 pm

Join Stephanie Yuill for a noon-hour walk as she focuses on the lighter side of the environmental movement.

Start Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:
Noon - 1:00 pm
Community:
Where:

23 Earth Week: Compost Facility Tour

Meet at Solid Waste Facility Main Office, 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wanna know where your organics go?

Ecology North’s Compost Program Specialist,Jade Cambron, will show you the sites (and likely make a few rotten compost jokes along the way).

Start Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community:
Where:

23 Solar-Panel Panel and Q&A

Museum (Auditorium), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Council of Canadians, Arctic Energy Alliance, and others special guests for a presentation on solar panels in the north followed by a Q&A.

Start Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community:
Where:

23 Screen Printing on Fabric Workshop

Have some plain clothing you would like to spruce up for spring?

 

YK Ink is giving an 8 week workshop on textile printing with dye inks.

 

You will learn some illustration techniques and pattern making,

how create a digital image from your illustration, screen set up and

screen printing. We will provide some fabric for you to experiment

on but feel free to bring in as many clothing items as you can carry!

 

Sign up by e-mail at ykinksociety@gmail.com. Deadline to join is April

16th.

 

There will be a 10 person maximum for the class so hurry!

Start Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:
6 - 8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Artist-Run Community Centre
E-mail Address:

24 Earth Week: Critical Mass

Meet at Ecology North, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Be a part of the Critical Mass as we reclaim the streets with a celebratory cycle. Bring your bike!

Start Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015
End Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Community:
Where:

24 Earth Week: Ecology North Movie Night

The Good Neighbour (2014)

NUP (Auditorium), 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The final film in Earth Week’s resource-extraction trilogy, featuring Maud Barlow, and akickin’ veggie-oil-fueled Ford F350,The Good Neighbour focuses on Canada’soil sands from a Norwegian perspective.

Start Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015
End Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community:
Where:

24 YK Guild of Arts and Crafts Spring Preview & Sale

The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts Annual Spring Preview and Sale are taking place at St. Pats High School, rock foyer on Friday April 24, 7:00-9:00pm and Sat. April 25 , 10:00am-noon.

Please bring reuseable bags. 

Payment by cash/cheque only. Thanks .

Hope to see you at the preview/sale.

Start Date:
Friday, April 24, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:
See event description
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
St Pat's High School

25 Earth Week: Earth-Friendly Families

Library Meeting Room, 10:00 am - Noon

Learn about DIY green cleaning supplies and DIY green hygiene products. Bring the entire family for a social event with play and craft areas, a sing along, and snacks.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - Noon
Community:
Where:

25 CITO Yellowknife - Public Clean-up Event

City of Yellowknife invites all geocachers and the general public to the dumping grounds off Deh Cho Boulevard for a spring clean-up.  The Yellowknife geocaching community will be participating in 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.

From the northern end of Deh Cho Boulevard, look for the dirt road on the eastern side just north of the X1A 2V7 cache.  Check the event cache and map on  geocaching.com for more precise details about the coordinates.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:
11 am - 2 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
N 62° 28.211 W 114° 27.867 (near Deh Cho Boulevard)
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator – City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676
Website:

25 Earth Week: Seed Bombs 101

Library Meeting Room, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Seed bomb (noun): a small ball made up of compost, earth, clay, and flower seeds, used to beautify public/private spaces. Spread a little love, and a whole lotta flowers, with your very own EN-certified seed bombs. All required materials are supplied.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community:
Where:

25 Earth Week: Pre-loved Clothing Swap

NUP (Auditorium), 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Keep clothes out of the landfill by giving them away to a good home! Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes are all accepted provided they are clean and in good shape.

Start Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Community:
Where:

26 COMMUNITY SHOWCASE EVENT

Various community organizations will be present for you to sign up for spring/summer programs, learn about upcoming summer events, volunteer with various organizations and learn about services available to all residents. Some organizations will be accepting spring/summer registrations so please bring all pertinent registration information and fees.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Volunteer Recognition Event.

Start Date:
Sunday, April 26, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex - gym and lobby
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator – City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

26 VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENT

Multiple community organizations will be honouring one of their volunteers to thank them for their outstanding contributions.  Come by for a free BBQ starting at 12:30 p.m. and join us in recognizing volunteers in our community.  Formal presentations will start at 1:00 p.m.

 

This event is being held in conjunction with the Community Showcase starting at 11:30 a.m.

 

Start Date:
Sunday, April 26, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Time:
12:30 pm - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex - DND Gym
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator– City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676

28 The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok

Germaine and friends invite you to celebrate the release of My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok.

Come meet artist and writer Germaine Arnaktauyok, who will be signing copies of her book.

Refreshments available .

Start Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
End Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time:
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Visual Effects Gallery

30 Aurora Borealis Exhibit Opening

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is honoured to showcase the work of Inuvialuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben. Born in Paulatuk and having lived in Yellowknife, we welcome Ruben back to the Northwest Territories with the exhibit Aurora Borealis.

Transcending the sculptural boundaries of what is considered traditional Inuit art, Ruben’s work explores themes of travel, humanity and mythology by merging Inuit and Norse symbolism. There is a strong narrative to Ruben’s work – stories come alive through his masterful pieces in stone, bone, bronze, and ivory.

On Thursday, April 30th, we invite you to attend an opening reception at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. Abraham Ruben will be in attendance.

Start Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time:
5 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wale Northern Heritage Centre
Contact Phone:
867.873.7551
Website:

30 Ptarmigan Ptheatrics presesnts: "MARY POPPINS"

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.  One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

 

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins has played to Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.

 

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.  Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep.  Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again.  Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon.  Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that, "anything can happen if you let it."

 

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.

 

NOTE: show running time is approximately 2hrs 20mins (Act I = 1hr 20min / intermission = 15min / Act II = 1hr)

Start Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts & Cultural Centre
Contact:
NACC Box Office
Contact Phone:
867-766-6101
Website: