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NWT Teachers' Association Territorial Conference, Sept 29 - Oct 1

Registration is now available for the NWT Teachers' Association Territorial Conference, Sept 29 - Oct 1. The conference website includes information on presentations, registration forms, and information on transportation to Yellowknife as well as accommodations.

We encourage all of our members to welcome the participants in this conference and help provide them with the best experience possible during their stay in our city.

Mental Health Matters, Clara's Northern Journey

In May 2014, Olympian Clara Hughes visited 9 communities in Northern Canada as part of her "Let's Talk" bicycle journey across Canada where she encouraged all Canadians to be part of the conversation about mental health and help end the stigma around mental illness.

 

As well as riding her bike down the Dempster Highway, Clara engaged in 24 community events and visited 9 schools where she shared her own ongoing journey, suffering and challenges with mental health in an engaging and inspirational way.

 

Call to Artists: Gallery on 47th Grand Opening Gala

 

On Friday, May 23rd, the Aurora Arts Society will be holding its official grand opening as operators of The Gallery on 47th Street. The opening will be an evening reception inviting AAS members and the Yellowknife community at large to visit the Gallery, learn about the AAS, and view or purchase pieces created by AAS member artists.

 

AAS members are invited to submit up to two ready to hang pieces for show and sale at the Gallery on 47th Grand Opening Gala.

 

Criteria for submission:

Call to Artists: Gallery on 47th 2014 Commercial Programming is now open

The Gallery on 47th in Yellowknife is seeking submissions for our 2014 Commercial Gallery Program. 

Commercial shows will include a Friday night opening with appetizers and wine, layout and printing of posters, and promotion on the gallery’s website and Facebook page.

Submissions are welcome from artists and curators at all stages of their careers.

Artists must be Aurora Arts Society members in good standing.

Complete details and application form are attached or can be downloaded from the AAS website.

NorthWords 2014 Guest Authors

Brave New North
June 5 – 8, 2014, Yellowknife, NT
June 5, 2014,  Fort Smith, NT

 

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Robert Sawyer, Photo by Bernard Clark

NorthWords NWT is delighted to announce the guest authors for the 9th Annual NorthWords Writers Festival to take place in Yellowknife June 5 – 8, 2014 and in Fort Smith on June 5, 2014.

Get Pink'd March 2014

Get together with your work colleagues, teammates and friends and help create a future without

breast cancer! Leave your traditional suit, socks or shirt behind and “Get Pink’d!” in support of the

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT.

 

How do I Get Pink’d!?

 

It’s easy! Participants buy a Get Pink’d! Button for a minimum $5 donation and wear it with something

pink or casual at work, school, or with your group or organization on March 13, 2014.

 

NWT Mining Heritage Photo Exhibit at NFVC

For your interest ,the NWT Mining Heritage Society has a photo exhibit  at The Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. We have selected  images from our collections having to do with water transportation and recreation around Yellowknife dating back to the 1930s. These  photographs will be on display during Heritage Week this week and throughout the month of February. So please feel free to stop by and check this exhibit out!

ICEolation Art Show - Call for Artists

The 9th Annual Ice themed Art Show ICEOLATION Art is looking for artists interested in submitting work.  The Opening at the Snow Castle is Saturday March 15th and the Show at Down to Earth Gallery runs from March 16 - 24.

  

Iceolation is an art show that celebrates the theme of Ice.  It is art for the sake of art and is open to anyone who wants to participate.  Any visual, performance, installation, storytellers, musicians…. are welcome.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: “Stories We Tell in the North” video/multimedia piece for YKIFF 2014

In anticipation of the 8th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival coming up at the Beginning of October 2014, WAMP is requesting proposals for the creation of multimedia works around the theme of “Stories We Tell in the North”.  Videos will preferably (but not necessarily) have the involvement of a recognized Northern storytelling performer.

 

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