Haines Junction Community Report CBC – March 13, 2018
This past weekend…
In Whitehorse, this past weekend, Junior Canadian Rangers from across the Yukon competed in a marksmanship competition… and Haines Junction came out in top place! So this means that Team Haines Junction will represent our community and the Yukon Territory at the National JCR Marksmanship competition to be held in St. Catherine's, ON on May 5 - 6, 2018.
Our community is super proud of our team and wish them luck in May!
I also hear that our HJ Soccer Team did really well at the tournament in Whitehorse this past weekend. A big congratulations to our athletes!
Our community was also very proud to host the BYTE Leadership Conference at the St. Elias Convention Centre this weekend. It was amazing to see these brilliant young leaders learning together.
Okay, so last time, I told Tara that the headliner for the Augusto Children’s Festival is the fabulous magician Sheldon Casavant. And this month I get to announce that Ventriloquist Kellie Haines will be joining us from Vancouver with a few of her friends to put on a show on Saturday night and to give us two workshops in puppet-making and beginner ventriloquism!
Augusto is Yukon's only dedicated art & music festival for children – August 10-12, 2018.
Augusto will be announcing more performers and artists over the coming months, follow the festival on Facebook or visit www.augustokids.ca
Spring Break CodeMakers Youth Camp at Yukon College.
Are you interested in playing with cutting-edge technology?
Do you wonder what programs and components make your favourite toys and devices work?
Do you want to know more about how technology can solve real-world problems?
At CodeMakers Camps you will learn the basics of computer coding, robotics, and innovations for the future. You will experience exciting gadgets and programs that can solve mazes, play games and help people in the communities and around the world. This camp is for Kids in grades 3-6. The camp is March 19-23 and the deadline is March 16. And it’s free! Call the campus at 634-8800 to register.
Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid and CPR-C (40 hour course) – This course is being held at the HJ Campus from April 9-13. Deadline to register is March 29 and the cost is $495.
The SilverSled Sled Dog Race happened last weekend and the trail is amazing for snowshoeing or skiing. It’s a great place for a weekend ski for those who are looking to escape the city.
A big thank you to the volunteer trail groomers who have been doing a wonderful job setting tracks at the Forestry Trails for all of us happy skiers!
January and February are busy hockey months for the Haines Junction Huskies' teams.
Haines Junction hosted of the 2018 ATOM Championships on the weekend of Jan 12-14. Our Atom players coached by Ryan Drummond and Ryan Hack were great hosts of the tournament; they worked hard, played well and represented our little town well. A big thank you to the coaches, the volunteers, the rink attendants and tournament sponsors - it was a super successful weekend because of everyone involved.
The Bantam Hockey Championships were held in Whitehorse on January 26-28. Congratulations to all our Bantam and Midget players and their coach Ernie MacKinnon and Ryan MacKinnon for participating! They played well and represented HJ well.
The Novice Hockey Championships were held in Watson Lake on February 2-4. Despite having a team of only 8 players including a goalie who had only been playing net for two weeks, three players who had only put on hockey skates a year ago and a 7hr drive in -40. The Haines Junction Huskies Novice team coached by TJ Grantham and Meagan Brown brought home the bronze medal with a 4-1 record.
Way to go HUSKIES! We are so proud of all our players!
Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association would like to thank all the coaches, volunteers, parents and players for another great hockey season!!! A special thank you to Lotteries Yukon's and Dakwakada Capital Investments for their ongoing support.
For more information on Haines Junction Minor Hockey email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on FB.
The Bill Brewster Arena
The arena is wrapping up another amazing season. A big thank you to the arena staff, Rob and Steve, for another great season. The last public skate is Friday, March 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Classes and Pick-up Games
NEW! Circuit Training - Every Thursday from 5 to 6pm at the school, for the next month, starting on the March 15th. A Personal Trainer is coming from Whitehorse to teach Circuit Training. All are welcome. Come sweat your butt off!
At the School Gym…
And if you prefer the gym to a yoga class, the weight room at Aku is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm.
Romp n Run has fun, wiggles and movement for children 4 and under every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Its 10am -11:30am at the Haines Junction Hockey Arena mezzanine! Programs are always changing. April to June we will have a kids music program, a parent and tot yoga program and a fun movement program with lots of games and activities.
Healthy snack and coffee provided. Parent or caregiver participation is required.
For more information contact Laura at email@example.com
Thank you to our funders- Partners for Children, Lotteries Yukon, Junction Arts and Music and the Yukon Government Health Investment Fund.
The Haines Junction Public Library
Haines Junction Health Centre nurses are happy to support community members in their weight-loss goals. We offer weekly weigh-ins, access to the community dietitian, and tips to improve your diet and increase your daily activity. The open Womens’ Weekly Weigh-in group takes place every Thursday at 4:30pm in the basement of the clinic. All women are welcome.
MARCH IS NUTRITION MONTH
Our health information board features information about nutrition, including tips on how to read food labels, limit added sugars, and prioritize portion size. Improve your health, one meal at a time!
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
On Monday March 26 at 5 p.m. Dr. Somani will teach a onehour session on Isha Kriya, a simple guided meditation technique meant to improve wellbeing. Isha Kriya does not require any prior experience and can easily be done sitting in a chair. Please call to register.
The nursing station can be reached at 634-4444
We did it! We made up 500 Pom Poms for Team Yukon for the Arctic Winter Games.
A huge thank you to Champagne and Aishihik First Nation, the Alsek Renewable Resources Council and Unfurled!
Volunteers are busy getting ready for this year’s Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. The daffodils will arrive in the territory on Tuesday, March 27 – just a few days before Easter!
We’re looking for volunteers to help us with:
Visit www.yukondaffodils.com, find us on Facebook or call me at 335-0440
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.