The Thrift Shop is open every other Thursday from 2-4pm… so that means that it’s open January 10 and 31 this month and February 14 and 28.
Haines Junction Infrastructure Announcement and Public Event
On Tuesday, January 8 at 4:00 pm join MP Larry Bagnell and Minister John Streicker for an announcement on water and sewer upgrades. See pictures of the construction phases and learn if your street will be affected. Drop-off your resume with Wildstone Construction and learn about local employment opportunities.
St. Elias Chamber of Commerce
The St. Elias Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s AGM on Thursday, January 10th at 7pm in the Atrium of the St. Elias Convention Centre. During this meeting we will be holding board elections as well as sharing updates on our ongoing projects (including the regional brochure, highway signage, and J-Bucks). We would also like to hold a discussion on how the Chamber currently supports your business and where we have room for improvements.
Yukon College – Haines Junction Campus
Canadian Firearms Safety Course – January 19 and 20 from 9am to 5pm. Cost is $195 +GST.
Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid – January 21 to 25 from 9am to 5pm. Cost is $495. The deadline to register is January 16, 2019.
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Drop-in sewing/projects class is every Wednesday at Da Kù Cultural Centre from 6-8pm. Come in to complete those half finished projects or maybe you are starting a new one. Great sewing company and advice how to complete your projects!
Southern Tutchone Language Lessons
For all community members, the Southern Tutchone language class schedule for December is:
Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Association
The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Association is accepting design submissions for use on the rider and volunteer shirts for the 2019 event. The winning design artist receives a $650 honourarium. The deadline for submission is this Friday, January 11. For more information, please go to www.kcibr.org.
The start date for badminton is up in the air 😊 For those people with new year's resolutions to socialize more, get fit and have more fun, badminton will be starting shortly at the school gym... just watch for the poster at the post office!
Adult drop-in soccer is starting up again. Join the fun every Thursday from 7:30-9pm at the St. Elias School gym.
Mondays: - starting at 5:15 at Yukon College. Free. (No class on January 14)
Tuesdays: - starting at 5:15 at the Yukon College. Free.
Bill Brewster Arena
Public Skate is:
Drop-in curling is Saturday from 7pm to 9:30pm
Drop-in Hockey is Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30-9pm.
Romp n Run
The 2019 Romp n Run programs start January 8th and run every Tuesday and Thursday until March 28th. This program is for children 4 and under and gets kids moving, wiggling and having fun! Its 10am -11:30am at the Haines Junction Arena mezzanine! Over the next 3 months we will have parent and tot yoga, a fun new kids art exploration program, visits from the Child Development centre and lots of other great activities. Healthy snack and coffee provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and indoor shoes. Parent or caregiver participation is required.
Thank you to Partners for Children and Lotteries Yukon for funding our program.
St. Elias Dalls Female Hockey Jamboree
Our 22nd Annual ever popular St. Elias Dalls Female Hockey Jamboree will be held January 26 & 27 this year and the initial registration response shows it is shaping up to be very well attended. Registration closes January 20. Please contact Val Drumond for registration and information at: email@example.com, 867-634-2683. There will be games all day Saturday and Sunday. We are hoping to have women from HJ, Whitehorse, Dawson City and possibly Juneau attending.
Haines Junction Minor Hockey
January 20: Learn to Skate Clinic geared for kids ages 4-10 - open to ALL.
January 26, 27: Haines Junction is hosting a 13+ Female Jamboree!
For more information 332-2070, firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Arts and Culture
Out North Film Night – Yukon Queer Film Alliance
Friday, January 25 at 7:30 pm at the St. Elias Convention Centre
Junction Arts and Music
Sarah MacDougall -January 11, 2019 :
Sarah MacDougall and her band will kick off our Junction Arts and Music 20th season with a CD release party on January 11th, 2019 at the St. Elias Convention Centre. This is Sarah’s first and only (for now) performance in the Yukon promoting her new CD, so don't miss out! Sarah is a Yukon-based folk/rock/indie artist who has just released her new album All The Hours I Have Left to Tell You Anything. She is well known and loved by Yukoners, which is fitting since, as the Yukon News stated in a headline, "Sarah MacDougall’s new record sounds like scenery." Cost of tickets is $20 at the door ($10 for seniors and youth). Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. Check out junctionjam.ca or @hainesjunctionjam on Facebook for all the details.
Jodi Proznick Trilogy - January 26, 2018 -
Junction Arts and Music is pleased to partner with Jazz Yukon to present an evening of Jazz with Trilogy on January 26th, 2019 at the St. Elias Convention Centre. Formed in 2008, Triology is a Jazz Trio featuring three of Canada’s most sought after jazz musicians - Jodi Proznick, Bill Coon and Miles Black. This group was fashioned after the great early jazz trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson, and features wonderful arrangements of classic standards, as well as original tunes by the trio members. Cost of tickets is $20 at the door ($10 for seniors and youth). Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. Check out junctionjam.ca or @hainesjunctionjam on Facebook for all the details.
La Belle Vie en Hiver - February 08, 2019
Junction Arts and Music wants you to escape the winter mood with an evening of music, cheese, and wine on February 8, 2019 at the St. Elias Convention Centre. There will be a tasting of excellent wines and fine cheese from local Whitehorse purveyors, served with artisan baguette and specialty breads. Entertainment will be provided by Lorène Charmetant and company. Cost will be $45 and will include the wine and cheese tasting. Doors will open at 7:00, the event begins at 7:30. This event will not be open to Minors. To purchase a ticket, email Holly at: hainesjunctionjam@gmailcom. And check out junctionjam.ca or @hainesjunctionjam on Facebook for all the details.
Music Jam Night
Join fellow musicians at the Village Bakery Green Room on Friday nights from 5:30pm to 9pm for drop in Jam sessions. Bring your own instrument. Bring your own tea. Bring some firewood. Thank you to the Village Bakery for donating the space 😊
Haines Junction Library
Story hour is every Friday from 10-11am
Local author, Allison Martin, has started a local writing group. The group meets the first Saturday of each month, so the next meeting is February 2. It’s a drop-in, casual group for anyone interested in working on their words. The group meets at the Haines Junction Library on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm.
Art Journaling Group
Kim Henkel hosts an Art Journaling group at the St. Elias School art room every Tuesday from 7-9pm. Bring supplies if you have them, if not, Kim is happy to share hers.
Naloxone Kit Selfie Contest
Angie Charlebois asked me to report that the FB Page Naloxone Kit Selfie Contest - Yukon has over 60 selfies already posted and every day, more selfies are being added to the page - of individuals posing with these life-saving kits. The goal of this contest is to remove any stigma or fear someone could have about getting a kit that could save the life of someone's who's in overdose by fentanyl or another opioid. Angie's now looking for contest prizes and with all the media attention across North America - this is a great opportunity for an artist or business to get their name out there!!
If you want to help Angie out with the prizes, send her an email at email@example.com or find her on Facebook @ Angie Charlebois.
Dakwäkäda nda dän kų – Haines Junction Health Centre News
Sexual health education
It can be hard for parents to talk to kids about sexual health. On January 22, 2019 at 5:30pm in the Arena Mezzanine, the Department of Education, CAFN, and Health and Social Services are hosting a session for all parents and guardians to boost confidence to discuss the topic with their kids, in an open and honest way. A light meal will be provided by CAFN.
Walk in or call for an appointment to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected this flu season. Remember handwashing is the best way to prevent viral illness.
Naloxone kits are available
Fentanyl is deadly and present in the Yukon. If you are using drugs, don’t use alone and have a naloxone kit available. Kits are available to anyone for free from the clinic, with a 20-minute training session. It’s confidential!
No one imagines that they could have a medical emergency, but it does happen. Help your future self by making a plan to manage the unexpected. Talk to your friends and family about who could help out with rides to the clinic, or care of pets and children. Make sure that you have phone numbers for help readily available, should you need support.
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, the CBC Community Reporter for Dakwäkäda-Haines Junction (Kari Johnston) speaks on Yukon Morning with Christine Grenier at around 8:20 am. Tune in at 103.5 FM.