Whitehorse folk singer Kim Beggs will host an album release concert for her fourth album, Beauty and Breaking, at the Top Knight Pub on Friday, April 4th. Special guest Ryan McChord will open up what promises to be an endearing folk performance with just a hint of country.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Black Knight or at the door.
Register at Zone 4 before Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
What is a loppet?
A fun and sociable long-distance cross-country skiing event for all ages and abilities. A 4 km, 15 km, and 25 km track is groomed through the wilderness with check points, drinks and cookies along the way and a bowl of hot chili at the finish line.
When is it?
Sunday April 6st, 2014. Start between 10:00 – 11:30 am, Trail closes at 3:00.
Where is it?
The start line is on the ice at the end of Vee Lake Road, a 20-minute drive from downtown Yellowknife.
How much does it cost?
Adults: $27, Juniors (6 – 17): $17, Kids under 6: Free
Information you need to know:
You must pick up your bib and information package at Overlander Sports, Saturday April 5, between 10:30 and 5:00.
The first 315 to pick up their bibs receive a custom designed 2014 loppet buff!
You must start your ski between 10:00 and 11:30. If you are skiing with a dog, you must start between 10:45 and 11:30.
Skiers who have not started by 11:30 will be marked down as Did Not Start. If they choose to ski anyhow, they will not be monitored at check points and will not be considered to be skiing the loppet.
New this year – you must pass the Jackson checkpoint by 12:30 in order to ski the 25 km route! Also, Banting check point will close at 2:00 pm, Jackson check point will close at 2:15, and the Finish Line will close at 3:00.
Please keep these times and your skiing pace in mind when you decide whether you will register for the 4 km, 15 km, or 25 km route.
These changes are being made to ensure skier safety on the trail and allow all our volunteers to enjoy a bowl of chili and the camaraderie of the event tent before it is packed up at the end of the day.
YK Salsa Lessons are starting up again in April for a 5 week session. What better way to welcome the Spring!
BEGINNER $80: For those who have never danced before, and have always been curious about salsa dancing or even partner dancing in general. In this course you will learn the basic steps of salsa, how to find the salsa rhythm and some basic turns with your partner. Emphasis will be placed on how to lead and how to follow (building connection with your partner).
Most Fridays from (7:30-8:30) April 4th, 11th, 15th (Tuesday), 25th and May 2nd
ADVANCED $80: For those looking to move beyond the basics and to really focus on hearing and feeling the rhythm of the clave. Emphasis will be placed on deeply feeling the music and dancing with confidence and style!
Most Sunday's from 7-8. April 6th, 13th, 16th (Wednesday), 27th and May 4th.
PRACTICE SESSIONS $30 for students includes 5 sessions ($10 drop-In): Friday's from 8:30-9:30pm
ALL CLASSES HELD AT BELLA DANCE ACADEMY
Contact YK Salsa to register firstname.lastname@example.org or 445-6097 (ask for Summer)
Why I started teaching salsa: At a young age I learned ballroom dancing from my mom and dad, who are excellent dancers. At family gatherings or weddings my dad and I we would clear dance floors. Later at about age 17, there was one club my girlfriends and I could get into without being asked for identification, the local Latin club; that is where I learned salsa. As I had grown up with partner dancing and learned from a great lead how to follow, it wasn't very difficult to dance any kind of dance with other excellent leads. Salsa was a free form of improvisational dancing that I quickly grew to love.
Since then, I have taken lessons during university for four years, as well as one and two month training sessions in Cuba, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. Salsa was a great way I could socialize with the local people of Latin speaking countries, without really needing to speak the language. I have danced with men and women of all ages in my travels. Knowing salsa has proven to be a wonderful way to meet and interact with people in a really positive way.
I hope you will join us this session and also learn how to connect with others through dance!
- Summer Meyer
Whitehorse's very own Kim Beggs will be taking over Top Knight this Friday evening. The singer-songwriter has "a voice as cool and refreshing as the Yukon River" and is expected to deliver an endearing folk performance with a country twang.
Local singer songwriter Ryan McCord will be opening for Beggs.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Black Knight or at the door.
A psycho-social support program specific to the needs of women undergoing cancer treatment and enduring post-cancer times, while utilizing the medium of art, coupled with guided group discussions with trained facilitators.
Our lives are filled with colour and each colour can represent a time, a place, an emotion, a connection... They are all detailed parts of our overall story and the journey that gets us there.
Through the use of tempera watercolour paints and guided conversations, participants will explore the colours of their journey within to open up a place of healing and create a visual representation of that story. Let the paintbrush be your voice and paper be the ears to listen to what you have to share.
Come with an open heart, all materials provided. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
Facilitated by: Anke Tuininga and Artist, Dianne Mercredi
Fishing and fun are the themes for this weekend on Kam Lake as the Fly Kid Foundation in cooperation with the NWT Wildlife Federation, the City of Yellowknife, Polar Tech, Matrix Helicopters and Canadian Tire (Yellowknife) host the First Annual Family Ice Fishing Day on Kam Lake in Yellowknife.
The event is for all ages and is free to the general public.. no experience or equipement necessary... just dress warm and drop by the Kam Lake Boat launch, off Curry Drive from anytime between 1:00pm to 5:00pm and get ready to have some fun!
The Fly Kid Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages and teaches the principles of conservation, environmental awareness through fly fishing to Northern youth and their families that support them. The Fly Kid Foundation offers financial and mentorship support to young anglers who want to learn about fly fishing, conservation of fish habitat and awareness of sensitive Northern ecosystems and urban environments. Through our mentorship programs and successful community projects, we have worked with Yellowknife youth organization to share fly fishing and conservation principles with interested youth people and their families.
Contact Brian Heppelle at 867-765-8882 for more information
The Northwestel Loppet will be taking place this Sunday morning at the entrance to the Vee Lake ice road.
Participants in this "fun and sociable long-distance cross-country skiing event" have the choice of doing either a 4km, a 15km, or a 25km course. There will be drinks and cookies provided at the checkpoints along the way and a bowl of hot chili waiting for you at the finish line.
Bibs for the race can be picked up from Overlander Sports throughout the day on Saturday.
The first 315 people to pick up their bibs with receive a custom-designed 2014 Loppet Buff!
They City of Yellowknife is hosting its inaugural Volunteer Recognition Event. All community volunteers are invited to attend where you will be recognized (informally or formally) for your dedication and hard work. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of food, entertainment, short presentations and the chance to mingle with friends and new faces. The theme is "Seeds of Yellowknife" because we know that volunteers are the seeds of every organization in the community!
Community organizations are invited to participate in this event. Up to 10 organizations will be able make a short presentation (2-4 minutes) to one/some of their volunteers as a way to formally recognize an important person or group whose volunteer work is invaluable. We are also collecting responses from organizations in order to enhance the event. Please check the event website for the Response Form and return by March 26, 2014.
Please get in touch for more information or to sign up for a presentation slot.
April 9th at 3:30pm
in the Janvier Room, The Explorer Hotel
Registration is free – see contact information for YK Chamber Registration Form.
Current paid 2014 Yellowknife Chamber Members have voting privileges (one per company)
To register contact email@example.com (867) 920-4944.
April 9th at 4pm in the Katimivak C Room Explorer Hotel
includes 2014 Business Conference April 9-10
Presentations and Keynotes include Meals including the President’s Dinner in The Explorer Hotel
Registration fee covers AGM and Business Conference– see attached NWT Chamber for Registration Form.
Both Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome to attend, but see NWT Chamber registration form for payment.
Deadline to register is April 4th to firstname.lastname@example.org 3rd floor NWT Commerce Pl. 4921-49 St.
(2 days –Saturday/Sunday, 14 hours)
Instructor: Rosanna Strong, Strong Interpretation
The pattern used for this basket has been traced back to the Appalachian Mountains with roots in England and Ireland. A basket with a history not just for potatoes, these beautiful rib-style baskets can be used tote things around your house or garden.
CLASS FEES: $112 + materials $25
*does not include Guild Membership, $30/pp
To register, contact Rosanna directly at email@example.com or 867-446-2799 or FB Experience Yellowknife with Strong Interpretation. Deadline for registration: April 1, 5 p.m.
Artist Demos for the 2014 season are open for participation.
The next Artist demonstrations will take place in the Museum Café at the Prince Of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Saturday, April 19th.
You must be an Aurora Arts Society member to participate, but if you aren't already don't worry - it is easy to join! You will be demonstrating your art for the public and are encouraged to bring samples with you. If you can, bring a small activity that the public can participate in or bring samples for them to take home.
Because we are paying artist fees and to encourage participation of the public, we discourage sales during the demos however, you are most welcome to promote your work and your studio while you are there. Coffee and snacks are provided and there is a $150 honorarium for participating.
Time: 11:30 - 4:00pm
Location : The Museum Café
Upcoming dates are:
Choice is first come, first serve.
To participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following information:
Your first and last name
The date you would like to participate
The type of art you will demonstrate:
Your email address:
Your telephone number(s):
Your address (so we can mail you a cheque)
If you need to register as an Aurora Arts Society member, you can download a membership form here.
Canada's health care system is at risk. Join us to learn what you can do!
Hear from expert panelists on the threat to universal health care in Canada. Speakers include Wendell Potter (Author, Health Policy Expert, Watchdog) and Michael McBane (Coordinator, Canadian Health Coalition).
Northern United Place Auditorium. Wednesday, April 16th, at 7:00pm
For information, call 867-920-2765, or email email@example.com
The City of Yellowknife is hosting the annual Easter Skate. Come join the Easter bunny for a free skate and some Easter crafts. Admission is free.
The public is invited down to the McMahon Frame Lake Trail over Easter weekend (April 18 - 21) to view the new residents on the trail. The Easter Bunny will also be making a visit early in the morning on Easter Sunday!
Aurora Chorealis presents a quirky reflection on the harmony inherent within the universe. The music reflects themes of space, time and sound and recognizes those who have explored and explained these phenomena.
Connected by the spoken word, by actors Jo Pamplin and Jeremy Findlay and brought to life by dancers from the Yellowknife Dance Collective, the concert promises to be an dynamic and engaging choral frolic.
Tickets available from NACC Box Office or online at www.naccnt.ca
Sunday April 20th at the Multiplex DND Gym 11:00am – 4:00pm
Lots of games, prizes and fun!
Kids 13 and up 4: $2
Kids under 12: free
Art Battle Canada (http://artbattle.ca) is announcing ART BATTLE DAY on May 10th 2014. More than 250 artists will compete in same-day events across 20 Canadian communities for the chance to advance to the 2014 Art Battle National Championship.
In each participating community, local organizers will host a three-round live painting competition featuring 12 professional and emerging artists from their local community. Audiences will vote to determine round winners and ultimately one individual event champion.
The Art Battle Day event in Yellowknife is being organized by the Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (YK ARCC) and will be hosted at the Top Knight. The Yellowknife Art Battle event will take place on May 9th – one day before the national event.
Winners of Art Battle Day events will advance to compete in regional championships and will be a part of a yearly nationwide tournament that includes winners from 65 Art Battle Canada regular season events held monthly in 12 cities across Canada from September to June.
In July, winners of each Art Battle regional final will compete at the 2014 Art Battle National Championship. Two-time Champion Yared Nigussu of Vancouver BC will defend his title against the best painters from across Canada. One painter will be chosen by audience vote at the 2014 Art Battle National Champion.
Art Battle Canada participating cities:
Ottawa, ON -- Halifax, NS -- Truro, NS -- Moncton, NB -- Saint John, NB -- Red Deer, AB -- Collingwood, ON -- Kingston, ON -- Peterborough, ON -- Montreal, QC -- Mississauga, ON -- Olds, AB -- Calgary, AB -- Wolfville, NS -- Charlottetown, PEI -- Fredericton, NB -- Hamilton, ON -- Shawville, QC -- Powell River, BC -- Toronto, ON -- Edmonton, AB -- Newcastle, ON -- New Minas, NS -- Brampton, ON -- Oakville, ON -- Yellowknife, NT
About the local organizers in Yellowknife
Founded in 2011, the Yellowknife Artist Run Community Center is a non-profit organization facilitating the production and presentation of Yellowknife and NWT artwork. It brings artists and organization of all art forms together and encourages collaboration.
To learn more about this local event, please visit ykarcc.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Art Battle Canada
Art Battle Canada has been promoting Canadian artists through live painting competitions since 2009. Created in Toronto by Simon Plashkes and Chris Pemberton, Art Battle has grown to more than 30 communities across Canada. This 5th season will see more than 100 events and 1600 original artworks created and sold to art lovers across Canada.
To learn more about Art Battle, or for a media pass to attend an event, please contact Art Battle Canada - email@example.com or 416-302-5959
Spring is coming! Gather up all those dusty art supplies you’ve been hoarding and bring them down to the first annual Artists’ Studio Spring Cleaning Garage Sale! The first hour will be an opportunity for artists to barter, swap, trade, or sell materials amongst themselves and then the doors are opened to the public. Open to any AAS members. Memberships will be available at the event.
This sale is for art/craft materials only: canvas, paints, paper, pastels, inks, pens, brushes, found objects, fur, old cameras, bones, glue, acrylic mediums, fabric, panels, glass, scratchboards, paper ephemera, scrapbooking material, tools, feathers, books, clay, magazines, leftovers, off-cuts, the kitchen sink, and the contents of your junk drawer! Bring in any sort of materials tools or books can be used for creating art. One artist’s trash really can be another artist’s treasure!
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Location: Library Meeting Room
Time: Set-up 9 am
Artists Only Swap: 9-10am
Garage Sale (Public): 10-1pm
Tear Down and Clean up 1-2pm
Registration: $10 per person, $10 for a table*
*There is a limited number of tables but there will be enough space to allow a few
people to bring their own. Chairs will be provided. One table per person. Two or more
people can share a table.
Space is limited so sign up early!
For more details or to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecology North invites you to celebrate Earth Week through these amazing events!
Tuesday, April 22
Fish Fry! - In front of the Post Office, 12:00-1:00pm
Think Global, Eat Local! Join us for a tasty fish fry featuring local fish to support
community action on global climate change.
Bike Tune-up – Sombak’e Park, 5:00-7:00pm
Need to get your bike ready for the summer? Come for a free tune-up, bring your
Wednesday, April 23
Nature Walk - City Hall Steps, 12:05-1:00pm
Join us for some fun exploration of the local flora and fauna right in downtown!
You’ll be surprised to uncover the diversity of natural life in our city centre.
Litter Pick-up Launch – Meet at Javaroma, 5:00pm
First downtown volunteer litter pick-up of the year! Volunteers meet again May
7 and May 21. Bags, gloves and vests will be provided. Free coffee or tea to all
Solid Waste Public Forum - NUP Auditorium, 7:00-9:00pm
Join the City of Yellowknife for an update on solid waste, recycling, and compost
initiatives, and the presentation of the annual Recycling Awards!
Thursday, April 24
Eco-Mamas & Papas - Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, 10:30-
Calling all moms, dads, and expecting parents to gather and share eco-friendly tips,
advice and some songs. Come learn and share with a great bunch of babies and
Re-energizing the NWT Energy Plan - NUP Room 205, 12:05-1:00pm
The era of cheap oil is over. How should the NWT manage its energy use in the era of
expensive oil? Join Doug Ritchie to learn more.
Urban Agriculture Film Night
Join us for urban agriculture inspiration! In collaboration with the Yellowknife
Farmers Market, two great films will be shown:
Growing Cities - NUP Auditorium, 7:00-8:00 PM
This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how
much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.
Symphony of the Soil - NUP Auditorium, 8:15-9:45pm
Filmed on four continents, this film explores our human relationship with soil and
the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in improving the most challenging
environmental issues of our time.
Friday, April 25
A Cruise Down the River of History: Nature Walk - City Hall Steps, 12:05-
Water, water everywhere! Flow through the history of Yellowknife and learn how
water shaped the stories of our community. Don’t forget your walking shoes!
Green Drinks - Mackenzie Lounge, 7pm
Check out the local Green Drinks group. Green Drinks is an opportunity for those
working in or interested in the environmental field to meet and chat. Informal,
unstructured, and everyone is welcome!
Saturday, April 26
Worm and Backyard Composting Workshop - Library Meeting Room, 10am-
Come learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into a rich fertilizer for your garden
and houseplants. Create your own worm bin! Bring a Rubbermaid container and
Clothing Swap - Library Meeting Room, Noon – 2pm
Out with the old and in with the new – to you! Time to clean out our closets. Men’s,
women’s and children’s clothing are all welcome, provided they are clean and in
good shape. Bring or take some, whichever you prefer!
Coffee House & Silent/Live Auction - NUP Auditorium, 7pm
Silent Auction ends at 9:30pm sharp! Come hear talented local musicians and bid on
great auction items and services. Performances by the Aurora Fiddle Society, Ryan
McCord, Mike Filipowitsch, Christopher Vaughn, Jeremy Flatt and special guests. The
whole family will enjoy this annual event! Come have fun Earth Week style!
Sunday, April 27
Traditional Knowledge Nature Walk – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage
Ecology North and Dene Nation are hosting a traditional knowledge nature walk.
Join us for an exciting walk. Presenter TBA.
Bat cave & Bird house making – Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Bats! Birds! Join us to make your own Bat cave or Bird House! Pre-register at
www.ecologynorth.ca/events/earth-week/ Limited spaces available.
Note: All events are family-oriented with no admission fee. Donations are
Natasha Duchene, Anna-Marie Guedon and Andrea Bettger will perform at NACC for the launch of their new album. Tickets are $20 per person and can be obtained at the door or by contacting the NACC box office at (867) 766-6101.
Of Camels, Mammoths, and Giant Beavers
The Ice Age in Canada's North
The North was a vastly different place 20,000 years ago. Woolly mammoths, horses and bison roamed the grassy plains of the steppe that stretched from Asia, across the Bering Land Bridge to the far corners of the Northwest Territories. Join Yukon palaeontologist Grant Zazula as he discusses fossil finds from the ice age world and their importance to Canada's North.
Stop by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Wednesday, April 23th, at 7:00 pm to join us in the Evening Presentation Series.
The CDETNO Career Centre is proud to present: Dress to Impress. Through this program we will
provide jobseekers with professional clothing to wear to an upcoming job interview or to a new
Very often, jobseekers are in a tough spot while job searching and during the first few weeks or
months in a new job, having limited resources to spend on business clothing during this time.
As an extension to the programs already offered at the Career Centre, Dress to Impress aims to
decrease the initial cost of acquiring a working wardrobe and to prepare jobseekers for
interviews and the first weeks on the job. Through personal and informative appointments,
Career Centre staff will assist jobseekers to find the perfect outfit. The combination of the right
outfit and a boosted confidence will help make our clients look at their best.
How can you help?
We are looking for professional business clothing to build a professional wardrobe so we can help
our clients to find the outfit that fits the job and their profile.
If you have professional clothing to donate, please drop them off at the Career Centre anytime
during opening hours (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm).
Our only requirements are easy as ABCD:
A – Appropriate for interviews;
B – Best Possible Condition;
C – Clean and washed,
D - Donated on hangers if possible
Join us for the official launch of the Dress to Impress program on April 24, 2014 4pm-7pm at the
Career Centre. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Bring along your clothing donations!
Career Centre 116, 5109 48th Street (Nunasi building)
For more information contact Stephanie at (867) 873 8790 or email@example.com
Thank you for supporting a much needed service, provided by CDETNO!
Muffled is an exploration of how modernity and tradition collide and coexist North of 60, Muffled is Yellowknife artist Alison McCreesh's latest collection of fibre-based works.
Inspired by her trips throughout the Eastern Arctic, McCreesh has used wool felt to reveal intimate moments and snapshots of daily life in small, isolated communities. McCreesh's unique approach creates an expansive and tactile world brimming with the quirks, humour and, at times, loneliness, of modern life in the north.
For Muffled, McCreesh has also ventured into water colour paintings along with the wool fibre pieces.
Join Kyle Thomas on April 25th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Gallery on 47th for the launch of his book Yellowknife Street Stories.
Yellowknife Street Stories is a 54 page book featuring original photos and stories from the streets of Yellowknife. The book features 12 different people, all from different backgrounds with different stories to share. Some stories touching on the past, the joys and the troubles, while others stay in the present and speak about what it is like surviving off the streets.
The exhibition continues on Saturday, April 25th from 6 - 10 pm.
Living in tents on the outskirts of town isn’t uncommon and many of the homeless who do come up with unique ways of heating them. Some insulate with newspaper or whatever else they can find, while others use propane stoves. Leonard and Gina had a propane stove. Unfortunately in such a small space, fire becomes a real hazard. Leonard and Gina learned that lesson the hard way.
Books will be available for purchase as well 15 original images will be on display highlighting the stories of a group of people often unheard from. Come out and take it all in for yourself.
Geocaching is the modern day version of treasure hunting assisted by GPS and the internet. Beginner geocachers are invited to this introductory course where they will learn some of the basic components of geocaching to kick off the summer season. To register, please go online to econnect or call 669-3457.
The registration fee is $10.00 and includes an Inuksuk Trackable Tag and Micro-coin set or a Canada Geocoin (artwork by Robbie Craig).
Please create an account at www.geocaching.com prior to the course and bring a handheld GPS unit or an electronic device with GPS capabilities.
The 2014 Yellowknife Music Festival will take place from April 29 to May 6 and will offer educational performance opportunities in piano, voice, woodwinds, brass, recorder, guitar, strings, choir and band. Student musicians are encouraged to take advantage of this excellent performance and learning opportunity!
The Festival culminates in a Showcase concert on Wednesday May 21, 2014. Please join us to hear the wonderful music that our musicians have to offer.
Donations are welcome and will be used to support future festivals and continuing education scholarships. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door at all sessions of the Festival, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please go to our website at http://www.yellowknifemusicfestival.com for more information.