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Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife

Naissance de l'Afcy

La première association francophone aux Territoires du Nord-Ouest voit le jour en 1978 à Yellowknife sous le nom de «l’Association culturelle franco-ténoise» (ACFT). À cette époque, la priorité pour les membres est l’installation d’une antenne pour capter Radio-Canada. Les francophones dans les autres régions des Territoires du Nord-Ouest commencent à s’intéresser aux activités de Yellowknife et l’ACFT offre peu à peu à des services à l’ensemble des Territoires. C’est à l’initiative de membres de l’ACFT qu’une nouvelle association est créée pour desservir la capitale. La nouvelle association est incorporée le 18 septembre 1985 sous le nom de «Association franco-culturelle de Yellowknife» (AFCY). Dès lors, l’ACFT se concentrera sur son mandat territorial et, en 1988, prendra le nom de « Fédération Franco-TéNOise » (FFT). À ce moment, le rôle de l’AFCY est d’organiser des activités socio-culturelles en français à Yellowknife. Ce mandat s’élargira graduellement à d’autres types d'initiatives, tant communautaires que culturelles. À la fin des années 1980, l’association prend une part active dans la mise sur pied de l’École Allain-St-Cyr, l’école francophone de Yellowknife, et à la formation du comité de parents. Ce comité s’émancipera de l’AFCY en 1989 pour devenir « l’Association des parents francophones de Yellowknife ». L’AFCY organise plusieurs spectacles, met sur pied une troupe de théâtre amateur et inaugure, en 1994, un comptoir de prêts offrant livres, disques et vidéocassettes en français. Ces dernières années, l’Association développe plusieurs projets importants, dont CIVR Radio Taïga, la seule radio communautaire de la langue française des TNO. Depuis septembre 2001, la communauté de Yellowknife peut entendre une programmation continue en français, dont au moins 25 heures de programmation locale chaque semaine. En 2005, l’AFCY a célébré ses 20 années d’incorporation. Un souper spectacle au son du groupe albertain « Les fistons » a réuni plus de 200 personnes dont certains des membres de la première heure, venus des quatre coins du pays pour l'occasion.

Informations démographiques

Selon Statistiques Canada, en 2001, il y avait près de 3 000 parlants français aux Territoires du Nord-Ouest, dont un peu plus du trois quart habite la capitale, Yellowknife. Les autres Franco-ténois se retrouvent surtout dans les communautés de Fort Smith, Hay River et Inuvik. La population non autochtone des TNO se caractérise notamment par sa grande mobilité et cela est vrai aussi pour la communauté francophone. Le chiffre de 5 ans est celui qui est le plus souvent évoqué actuellement en termes de durée de rétention. C'est-à-dire qu’une personne séjourne en moyenne 5 ans dans les TNO avant de retourner dans le sud. En ce qui concerne le développement culturel et communautaire, cette réalité apporte son lot de défis, différents de ceux rencontrés dans la plupart des communautés minoritaires du sud. Nous attendons les résultats du recensement de 2006 pour des données statistiques plus exactes. Pour plus de détails démographiques, nous vous invitons à consulter la deuxième édition du rapport que la Fédération des communautés francophones et acadiennes a publié en 2004 : «profil des communautés francophones » , disponible sur son site et dont la section « Territoires du Nord-Ouest » est également disponible ici. 

Telephone:
(867) 873-3292 #1

Eagle North Contracting

Specializing in small jobs topsoil - Mixed - Shredded & Screened

Telephone:
(867) 873-8727
Email:

GNWT - Industry, Tourism & Investment

The Department of Industry Tourism and Investment was established in April 2005 with a mandate to promote economic self-sufficiency through the responsible development of Northwest Territories natural resource industries and the promotion and support of tourism, trade and investment, business to create a prosperous, diverse and sustainable economy for the benefit of all Northwest Territories residents.

The Department is divided into six program divisions, structured under two directional priorities - Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

Three additional Divisions (two of which are shared with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources) support the divisions and regional offices of the Department in areas of policy, legislation, communications, financial, administration and technical services.

Regional offices in Yellowknife (North Slave), Fort Smith (South Slave), Norman Wells (Sahtu), Fort Simpson (Dehcho) and Inuvik (Inuvik) support the Department’s regional delivery model and ensure program support and assistance is available in every community in the Northwest Territories.

Telephone:
(867) 920-8967
Email:

La Fédération Franco-Ténoise

The Northwest Territories French Federation (FFT) is the mouthpiece of the French-speaking community of the Northwest Territories. Its mission is to promote, encourage and stand up for the cultural, political, economic, social and community life of the native and immigrant French-Canadian citizens.

Since 1978, a team of militant and soluntary workers does the utmost to bring together and intervene on behalf of the flourishing development of the French-speaking community.

In fact, the FFT federates six associated members very much involved in the day to day life of the Francophones and francophiles of the NWT. It also leads and runs five committees: immigration, health, youth, franco50 and literacy.

Dedicated partner for the prosperity of the NWT, the FFT is an important centre of communication, a memory and a watchdog.

Telephone:
(867) 920-2919

Legislative Assembly of the NWT

Yellowknife is home to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the central seat of government in the NWT. The Legislative Assembly building, which first opened in November 1993, was specifically designed to reflect the landscape of the Northwest Territories while highlighting the openness of its unique consensus style of government.

The Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly is open to the public 362 days of the year. Visitors to the building are welcome to join an award winning guided tour or take an audio tour. Also, stop by the Epic Grill, the Legislative Assembly’s café, during your visit.

Hours of Operation:

Weekdays: 7 am – 6 pm
Weekends 8 am – 6 pm

Tour Schedule

September 1 to May 31 - Weekdays at 10:30 am

June 1 to August 31

Weekdays - 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
Sundays - 1:30 pm

Audio Tours: Self-guided audio tours are available during regular business hours in the official languages of the NWT and in Japanese

For more information, please contact the Legislative Assembly’s Public Affairs and Communications Advisor at (867)-767-9130 ext. 12017 or toll free at 1-800-661-0784

Telephone:
867-767-9130 extension 12017

NFS Financial and Conference Services

The NFS Conference rooms are beautiful state-of-the-art facilities of various sizes.  We provide a one-stop shop to clients ensuring that all of your needs are met.  Whether you are running a half-day workshop or a week long training event, NFS will look after everything from room rental and catering to printing and distributing materials.

 

All of our rooms feature expansive windows in our second floor, downtown location. We are equipped with the top-of-the-line audiovisual equipment, and video conferencing is available.

The quality of service that we offer are what makes us the best conference and training venue in the North. Call or email us to book your free tour of our rooms or make your booking online.

Are you a current client of NFS?  A not for profit organization or registered charity?  Perhaps a subsidiary of Nunasi Corporation? If so, you will receive 10% off your facility booking.

Telephone:
867-920-4587 x450

Northern Arts and Cultural Centre

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) is a 297 seat theatre facility located in Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. It was built with the help of the publisher of the Globe and Mail newspaper whose fundraising efforts raised monies from varied sources across Canada. It is the only fully equipped live performance theatre in the NWT.

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre exists as a non-profit charitable organization incorporated in February of 1981, operating under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors with three (increased in 2008 to four) full-time staff and supported by valued funders, sponsors, community interests, partner organizations, society members and community volunteers.

For over 29 years, NACC has been a venue and supporting agency for northern, national and international artists. We operate a variety of programs in communities throughout the NWT on an ongoing basis. From educational workshops to performing artist mentorships, the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre is a vital part of the NWT community.
 

NACC Theatre, 4701 52nd Ave , Yellowknife, NT, Canada

NACC is in downtown Yellowknife, only a few blocks from the main street of Franklin Avenue toward Great Slave Lake. The theatre entrance is located at the back of Sir John Franklin High School, 4701 52nd  Avenue near the intersection of 48th street.

Tickets: (867) 766-6101

Business Office: (867) 873-4950

Fax line: (867) 669-9826

Mailing Address:
Box 1025
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N7

Work hours:
Administration: Tues-Fri 11-5 pm
Box Office Hours:Tues-Fri 11-6 pm, Sat 12-6 pm, Opens a half hour before any show

Telephone:
(867) 873-4950

Northern Fancy Meats

Serving Yellowknife for twenty years - beef, pork, poultry, seafood, deli, in-house sausage, kitchen with smokehouse, northern game.

Mon to Sat 9am - 6pm

Sunday Closed

Telephone:
(867) 873-8767

Northwords Writers' Festival

The NorthWords Writers Festival is a four-day literary festival that takes place in 

Yellowknife, NWT from Thursday to Sunday over the first weekend in June. A 

combination of readings, panel discussions, open mikes and workshops, the festival is the 

most-anticipated literary event in the North. Each year, well-known Canadian authors 

come north to share the stage with Northern authors for a magical celebration of 

Canadian literature. There is something for everybody who likes books and writing from 

a Family BBQ which highlights storytelling for children, to our famous Blush Open Mike

where both southern and northern authors take to the stage with tales of erotica, to our

more formal Gala Readings which features some of the premier authors of Canada. 

 

For more information please visit our website: 

 

www.northwordsnwt.ca

Telephone:
(867) 444-2005

NWT Diamond Centre

Visit the NWT Diamond Centre at 5105-49th St. where the stories of Diavik and Snap Lake Mine - located 300 kilometers north of Yellowknife - is told in this interpretive exhibit, showcasing the fascinating geology of kimberlite deposits, the technology of mining in the sub-arctic, and the process to turn a rough stone in a beautiful diamond. Visitors to the centre may purchase diamonds that have been mined, cut and polished in the NWT. The NWT Diamond Centre is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. For more information, please call (867) 920-7108.

Telephone:
(867) 920-7108

Polar Developments Ltd.

At Polar Developments, we believe that Canada’s north holds a wealth of natural beauty, as well as economic opportunities. If we can contribute by building high quality places for people to live, work, visit, and shop, the north can take full advantage of its potential; as well as remain sustainable for future generations.

Watermark Tower & Anderson Thomson Tower – the combination of apartments and self contained hotel suites in our two towers will meet all of your accommodation needs with elegance, comfort and style.

Centre Ice Plaza – 45,000 square feet of prime retail and commercial space situated at the intersection of Old Airport Road.

Depicted throughout each of our projects are the main components of our development philosophy: the incorporation of high upfront investment in building plans and construction, in order to guarantee the excellence of our long term endeavours.

Telephone:
(867) 873-5701

Ryan Silke

Ryan Silke is a writer, musician, and historian who offers historical research services and tours.

Telephone:
8674458622

Susan Shantora

The History of the Daughters of the Midnight Sun

The Daughters of the Midnight Sun were founded in 1938 around the table of Mrs. Bailes. On November 11th, 1938 Yellowknife's first "women only" social organization, the Daughters of the Midnight Sun, (DMS), was formed. They adopted the motto "To contribute to the betterment of the community and to enjoy the friendship with each other having no regard to racial, religious, or political prejudices."
On the 10th anniversary of DMS, Yellowknife's News of the North wrote that the "women were busy...they bought books for the newly organized school, sponsored dances and socials, purchased medicine, food and clothing for needy cases, planned their first mid-night banquet on the longest day of the year, gave great surprise parties, held Hallowe'en masquerades, donated to the Red Cross, sent gifts to the local boys in uniform during the war, started the town's first lending library...[and]... contributed to the school-building fund." And that was just in their first ten years!
DMS social events and the sale of their famous cookbooks raised funds for many different projects over the years and, while one of its stated goals was to make Yellowknife a better place, it also allowed Yellowknife women, faced with the prospect of life in an isolated far-northern mining town, the perfect means to socialize.
The highlight of each year, and the origin of this organizations unusual name, was the "annual banquet held at midnight of June 21, when the Daughters leave their husbands at home and have fun on their own!
As Yellowknife grew and developed, in part because of the selfless work of the Daughters, there was less of a need for an organization like DMS. Women had many other choices for social activities and by the early 1980's membership in DMS, which had once peaked at 90, had dwindled to only 25.
The final meeting of the Daughters of the Midnight Sun was held in 1985. In a final act to help make Yellowknife a better place to live, the club donated $5000 to the Yellowknife Association of Concerned Citizens for Seniors to help construct Avens Manor.

Taken from the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre - Archives

Proceeds for the sale of the cookbooks will go to the Yellowknife Seniors Society and to the production of Women of the Midnight Sun, a musical highlighting the rich history of DMS.

Telephone:
(867) 669-3672

Tlicho Online Store

The Tlicho Online Store was the idea of the Tlicho Government and the Tlicho Community Services Agency to promote awareness of the Tlicho culture and peoples. To advance, foster, encourage and promote the cultural and social interests of the Tlicho People to rest of Canada. The Tlicho Online Store Official opened online on August 31, 2008. The Tlicho Online Store is under the care and conrol of the Tlicho Investment Corporation which is owned by the Tlicho Government for the Tlicho people.

Telephone:
(867) 392-6925

Tundra Transfer

The power can go out; computers can shut down but if your office is out of coffee - pandemonium reigns. 

Our office coffee service is unrivaled.  Our office coffee representative will regularly visit your station which we will outfit with our state-of-the-art brewing system customized to meet your needs.  He will clean your station and replenish your stock and - in the event of a breakdown, our technician will be on your doorstep to ameliorate the situation with on site service or by installing a temporary brewer so you are never without your caffeine fix.

Our bottled water service is equally reliable.  Our boys will visit your water cooler on a regular schedule and bring you the elixir of R/O water sourced from the Yellowknife River.  One sip of our Clear Arctic Springs' water and your resolution to drink yourself to health, better circulation, weight loss will be satiated.

Telephone:
(888) 669-9330

YK Beach Volleyball

$60 (Regular Rate) membership fee per player covers league play for the entire summer. It allows members to gain access to up to 3 nights of beach volleyball per week, as well as the opportunity to host weekend Drop-In sessions. 

An additional $10 NWTVA Insurance Fee is required by all participants – if you already played in an NWTVA or YKVA event in 2013, you likely already paid this fee.  If you are unsure, contact ykbeach@gmail.com.

YK Beach Membership Fees are used to purchase new equipment, beach volleyballs, etc.  Any leftover fees will be used for either a mid-summer barbecue or carried forward for the following season if there needs to be repairs, additional equipment purchased. Some leftover fees are donated to the NWT SPCA every summer as part of the YK Beach Co-Ed Cup fundraiser for the new NWT SPCA Shelter!