Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Dákų̀ nän tsʼeddhyèt Dance Festival
The Dákų̀ nän tsʼeddhyèt dance festival is happening here in Dakwakada/Haines Junction June 13-16, 2019 at Dákų̀ culture centre. The festival takes place every other year and is an incredible coming together of dance, singing and drumming.
It’s free! The performances is free! The food is free!
It’s a great family event! It’s a great place to connect with friends old and new!
It’s a celebration of Indigenous song and dance!
There will be a wide range of crafts and workshops!
It’s a wonderful reason to visit Dakwakada/Haines Junction and Kluane National Park!
There are over 15 performers and groups coming to perform from across the north – NWT, Yukon and Alaska.
For more information, please phone Da Ku Cultural Centre at (867) 634-3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our dance festival web page at https://cafn.ca/da-ku-nan-tsetthet/
The third annual Augusto! Children’s Festival, Yukon's first dedicated art and music festival for children, will take place from August 9th to 11th, 2019 at the St. Elias Convention Centre.
Our local Dakwäkäda Dancers will open the festival at 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon followed by Soir de Semaine for the Friday night family dance, with their special blend of Franco-rock, ska, reggae, folk and funk. With their colourful costumes, painted faces and highly interactive French music, they promise to be a great start to the weekend!
During the day Saturday and half day Sunday, 29 one hour workshops will be offered where children aged 5 to 12 will have the opportunity to work with professional artists, and try their hand at several different visual art and performing art activities.
Workshops will include Stage Skills, West African Dance, Physical Activity & Games, Music Exploration, Squeakers & Kazoos, Southern Tutchone Song & Dance, Polymer Clay Doggie Zipper Pulls, Mono Printing with Acrylic Paint, Wire Sculpture Creatures, Needle Felting, Colourful Paper Long Tailed Creatures, Fur & Feather Creations, Mad Hatters, Clay Story Buckets and Treasure Chests, Electronics and Storytelling.
In tandem with the workshop hours, Toddler Town will be a mini festival for ages 4 and under. Located in the arena mezzanine, this younger set can take part in craft activities, storybook corners, colouring craft sessions and mini concerts every half hour, or in spare moments, the amazing cardboard village provides several colourful structures to explore.
All ages will come together for our feature performance on Saturday night – a one hour mix of comedy and circus with the Kamikaze Fireflies www.kamikazefireflies.ca As an opening act for this festival highlight, West African Fana Soro will share traditional music and drumming from the Ivory Coast.
Online tickets sales will begin on June 17th. You can check out www.augustokids.ca for festival information or email email@example.com if you wish to receive email notification of ticket sales.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Weekend passes are $30 for ages 5-12 and include the following:
Weekend passes are $20 for ages 2-4 and include the following:
Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Association
The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay is on Saturday, June 15 heading south from Haines Junction on the Haines Hwy. The road is closed southbound from 8:15-9:15 at Haines Jtn for 4 km. There is single lane traffic control at the Kathleen Lake Lookout and St Elias Lake Trailhead. Please drive and ride carefully on the Haines Hwy on June 15.
Standard First Aid
Offering on from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:
Fee is $195
Service Canada will be in town on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the St. Elias Convention Centre.
Arts and Culture
Arts and Craft Guild Gallery
The Arts and Craft Guild of Haines Junction is pleased to announce that the gallery opened on June 7 and is open 7 days a week from noon until 4pm. An incredible place to meet and purchase local art.
Haines Junction Public Library
The author Richard Van Camp (The Lesser Blessed) will be coming to do a reading at the Atrium of the Convention Centre on June 17 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. Like all library events, this is FREE!
Junction Arts and Music
An Atlin Arts and Music Festival Headliner!
For those who can't make the AAMF, we're bringing a little bit of the festival to you!
Come join us for a supercharged night of Roots Rock with Terra Lightfoot and her band.
When: Monday July 15th. Doors 7pm, Show 7:30
Where: St. Elias Convention Centre, Haines Junction YT.
Cost: $20. $10 for seniors/youth. Kids free
*Cash Bar will be running so minors need to be accompanied by an adult
“If you haven’t seen Terra Lightfoot perform live, then do yourself a favour and get a ticket next time she’s in town. Lightfoot is the total package: she can write a hooky tune, rip through a blistering guitar solo and sing the hell out of any song she likes” – CBC Music
Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. And her elemental voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers. Check out her video 'Paradise' here
Or find more videos/links on her website: www.terralightfoot.com
Check out junctionjam.ca or follow us on Facebook:@hainesjunctionjam for more details of this event and more.
Live Music at the Village Bakery
THIS FRIDAY AT THE BAKERY – June 6
On June 14th we will have Speed Control playing. This is the day before the bike relay and we're usually pretty packed that night so reservations for the dinner are encouraged.
Here is a short blurb about Speed Control:
"Straight out of -40 degrees in Canada’s Yukon, comes the power trio Speed Control with super tight, riff heavy, harmony rock. Steeped in a jazz and classical background they have turned to their true passion – rock n’ roll."
Later this month, at the Friday Night Salmon Bake at the Bakery, enjoy free performances by:
June 21 – Paris Pick and the Supreme Convenience
June 28 – The Hibernation
July 5 – Stockstill & Rose
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, the CBC Community Reporter for Dakwäkäda-Haines Junction (Kari Johnston) speaks on A New Day with Sandi Coleman at around 8:20 am. Tune in at 103.5 FM.