Events

August

Aug 01 Feast for a Friend

YK ARCC is hosting the Kimborama benefit jam and feast this Saturday at the Old Town Glassworks. The Old Town Sound will provide back beats for anyone who wishes to step up on stage and showcase a song or story. Food will be available with a buffet catered by Cloudberry – a $20 donation is suggested. The event is being held in support of Kimberly Fuller, who lost everything in a houseboat fire earlier this month. 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 1, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time:
all day
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Old Town Glassworks

Aug 01 KIMBORAMA A benefit jam and feast

The Old Town Sound will be providing some backing beats and the stage is open for anyone who wants to reach out through song, story, or performance over the course of the evening.

Come hungry as there will be food for sale!

$20 (suggested donation) for door

$20 suggested donation for a delicious buffet catered by Cloudberry

Join us in Old Town as we band together to celebrate and buoy up beloved community member, Kimberly Fuller, in the wake of her houseboat fire. On Friday, July 17, house boaters and friends pooled their forces in a massive 12 hour clean up, hauling, disassembling and disposing of the remains of the house Kim built with the help of many friends. On Saturday, August 1, we hope to pool our entertainment resources and invite members of the broader Yellowknife community to join us in song, dance and maybe a few jokes. It will be a celebration of our resilient houseboat community and one of its most active, heartful members.

Donations can also be made online: http://www.youcaring.com/houseboatfire

This is a licensed event. Cash bar. No Atm on premises.

***For more info or to perform email jannamgraham@gmail.com or call 446.0514***

Start Date:
Saturday, August 1, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Old Town Glassworks
Contact:
Janna Graham
Contact Phone:
446.0514
E-mail Address:

Aug 05 SMALL BUSINESS SMALL TALK

Calling all small business and home-based business owners, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs and sole proprietors. You are all invited to the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce's first quarterly Small Business Small Talk Event.

Join us August 5th from 5pm until 7pm at the Northern Frontier Visitor Centre Auditorium to meet other small business owners and operators and chat with them about their business.

These events will include short presentations by local businesses on topics that directly help your business. Presentations will change each month and be limited to 20 minutes.

Share your successes and how you overcame challenges. Whether you're interested in operations, marketing, finances or production, this is a great opportunity learn and grow from one another.

This event's theme is Financial Management. Crowe MacKay will be sharing tips and tricks for new businesses, as well as providing an overview of the services accountants can provide your business. There will be group discussions and plenty of opportunities for questions and one-on-one conversations.

Coffee and snacks will be provided, so come on out and enjoy some small talk.

Please RSVP to the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce: admin@YKChamber.com or 867.920.4944

Start Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Time:
5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Frontier Visitors Centre
Contact Phone:
867.920.4944
E-mail Address:

Aug 06 10th anniversary of the Tlicho Agreement

Join us from August 6th to 9th, 2015 in the Community of Behchokǫ̀ to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Tłı̨chǫ Agreement.

Highlights

·       Weddings, drumdances, handgames

·       Celebration Feast and Tea Dance will be celebrated on August 6, 2015 starting at 5pm. 

·       Download Map of Behchoko and Events Schedule here!

Start Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time:
different events at different times, see festival schedule for details
Community:
Rae
Where:
Behchoko

Aug 07 NWT Pride Festival 2015 - Free to Be

The theme for #NWTPride 2015 is Free To Be! It's about recognizing everyone's right to be who they want to be, and love who they want to love without judgement. NWT Pride celebrates our individuality and our differences. We aim to create a place that promotes visibility for all of our diverse communities. This year we are recognizing every persons right to act, speak, and think freely! NWT Pride stands up against discrimination and embraces the unique ways people express love, gender, and relationships.

This year's festival features a large and varied lineup of local and imported talent, including:

The Jerry Cans, Rae Spoon, Grey Gritt, Breadman & Seb Leturntable, LAL, Regina of Light Fires (A.k.a Gentleman Reg), Austra, Scary Bear Soundtrack, Tricia Foster - In partnership with AFCY, VJ/DJ, William Greenland, NWT Bagpipe Band, Inuit Throat Singer & Drummer, Belly Dancers, Dene Drummers and More!

There will also be workshops, music, arts & crafts, games, beer garden, coming out coffee house, cultural shows, community bbq, dancing, eating contests. There will be an all ages area, a poetry slam, and more!

 

See the full schedule at http://www.nwtpride.com/

Start Date:
Friday, August 7, 2015
End Date:
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time:
Weekend-long festival: see event schedule for specific times
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Folk on the Rocks Site
E-mail Address:
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Aug 13 NWT Arts 30th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating the talents, passions and commitments of artists who have strengthened our Northern communities.

Kick-off Event: Thursday, August 13: 7-9pm

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre – Museum Café

Performances by Jonathon Churcher and Lee Mandeville

Join us at the museum for a night of entertainment and celebration

Since 1985, over 1,000 people and organizations have been funded throughout the NWT.

Watch for more announcements this year about the museum exhibit, workshops, social events and information sessions happening in each region of the NWT.

Start Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
End Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Aug 15 Spirit Alive

Pilgrimage Walk, Christian Rock Music Keynote Presentations, Faith & Culture Work shops Prayer, Exibition Booths, Networking Opportunities 

Start Date:
Saturday, August 15, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Community:
Where:
Ecole St Patricks High school

Aug 15 Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

Do you still have any of your childhood or teenage writing? Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is an open-mic night of book reports, poetry, diary entries, letters from camp, etc. — all read out loud, on stage, by adults. We’re currently looking for brave readers in Yellowknife to sign up.

August 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm at The Top Knight (above The Black Knight Pub, 4910 49th Street)

We’re asking all interested open-mic participants to sign up in advance.

Signup link and full details here: http://www.grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids.com/event/grttwak-yellowknife/

Dan Misener

Producer, Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

dan@grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids.com / +1 (416) 879-4695

iTunes Podcast | SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter (@GRTTWaK)

Start Date:
Saturday, August 15, 2015
End Date:
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time:
8 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Top Knight Pub
Contact:
Dan Misener
Contact Phone:
1 (416) 879-4695

Aug 17 COMMUNITY GARDENING COMPETITION

Local gardeners are invited to enter their garden, greenhouse or entire property in this annual competition.  Judging takes place from August 17 to 19.  Categories will be posted on the City’s website in July (link below).

Start Date:
Monday, August 17, 2015
End Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time:
All weekend
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
City-Wide
Contact:
Special Events Coordinator– City of Yellowknife
Contact Phone:
867.920.5676