About The Paper Cup Project

The Paper Cup Project’s initiative is to sit down and have a hot drink with at least 150* women/femme people to initiate a conversation about what it means to be a woman, both globally and personally.

To take a variety of women of diverse cultures and backgrounds with different experiences, thoughts, and opinions and create a globe or world of people, out of a few paper cups.

*This number is subject to change

Everyone is welcome to participate, please contact the project through Facebook or through e-mail if interested!

NorthWords NWT is seeking NWT writers and storytellers

Are you a seasoned published writer with new books (2016-2017) or recent magazine articles, a self-published writer, a new writer with a manuscript in the works, a storyteller, or literary performer? Are you interested in participating in the festival this year alongside our guest authors? We’d love to hear from you. Fill out the expression of interest form on the NorthWords website We will be selecting our northern authors on April 4.

11th Old Town Ramble & Ride

Now is the time of year to start planning all of the exciting components of the Old Town Ramble & Ride festival. We’re looking for a festival coordinator, volunteers, artist, musicians, storytellers, cultural acts, artisans, organizations, and performers of all kinds. It’s a great event to be a part of and an engaging public forum to promote local talent and businesses.


The Festival Coordinator is a paid position and honorariums for artist, performers, and some organizations are provided.


Talent Request Letter: Calling All Environmentally-Conscious Musicians!

This April 22, Ecology North is running our Coffee House and Auction fundraiser as part of our

annual Earth Week events. This event is going to be held at Mildred Hall School, from 6:30-10:30pm.


This a call out for musicians who would like to donate their time and talent to support Ecology

North and help kick off our Earth Week festivities. We hope to have six 20 minute sets, a silent

auction, live auction, bake sale, an enthusiastic audience, and of course, coffee. If you are

Gumboot Rally seeks commitment this Valentine’s Day

Beginning Valentine’s Day, the Yellowknife Association for Community Living is signing up teams for the 25th annual Gumboot Rally.

A new online Gumboot Rally pledge site is set to launch at midnight on Feb. 14.

In honour of the silver anniversary, this year’s fundraising goal is $25,000.

Established in 1992, the Gumboot Rally is a beloved and fabulous annual tradition established to raise funds for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living.


FROM THE NORTH: A Pan-Territorial Celebration and in conjunction with partners in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, Music Yukon is producing From the North, a travelling show that will bring together artists, Inuit and Dene athletes, and performers from each territory to spotlight northern culture and diversity as we mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. One visual artist from each territory will be selected The show will tour to Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Montreal and Vancouver over approximately three weeks from mid- October to mid-November 2017.

Free Museum Orientation Tours for Aurora Tour Companies

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) is offering free orientation tours of the museum for aurora tour companies, tour guides and staff.
These tours are intended to highlight important information about the museum and galleries, points of interests, and relevant cultural information that you can provide to your aurora tourism visitors
If you and your staff are interested in attending one of the orientation tours please call or email Jean Sexsmith at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Phone: (867) 767-9347 ext. 71246

Call for Submissions: Canada In A Day - CTV Documentary Film

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, award-winning filmmaker Trish Dolman and CTV/Bell Media will present Canada In A Day, a crowdsourced film event created by Canadians. Inspired by Ridley Scott’s 2011 phenomenon Life In A Day and subsequent projects around the world, Canada In A Day will encapsulate the ordinary and the extraordinary events of one day in the life of Canadians in a memorable, touching film to be released Summer of 2017.