CAFN 25th Anniversary Celebration!
CAFN is celebrating 25 years since we began implementing our Final and Self Government Agreements! The Agreements came into effect on February 14, 1995. Everyone is Welcome to come to the Whitehorse CAFN office and Da Ku Cultural Centre in Haines Junction for a slice of the 25th anniversary cake and to be part of a historic photo opportunity! Everyone is Welcome! For more information, please contact Millie Joe at 634-5243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Curling Bonspiel and Grad Class Fundraiser
The Annual Sweet Hearts Curling Bonspiel hosted by the St. Elias Lion’s Club is on February 15. The grad class will be hosting a concession fundraiser.
Pom Pom Challenge!
The very popular pom pom challenge is back again this year in support of the Arctic Winter Games. Non-profit groups in Mayo and Haines Junction are invited to sew 30 pom poms for a $200 honoraria for your group/organization. Please fill out the application form located at volunteerhainesjunction.com by January 20, 2020 to register your group. Pompoms must be completed by February 14, 2020. This year we’re using wolf fur from trappers from the traditional territory of the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun.
The Thrift Store is open from 2-6pm on Thursday, February 13.
Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Music. Mountains. Magic
The festival will be June 12-14, 2020
Featured performers include: Sideline, Mile Twelve, Seth Mulder and Midnight Run, The Slocan Ramblers
50% of festival passes are already sold so get yours today! Visit: yukonbluegrass.com for more information.
Canada Revenue Agency and Service Canada
CRA and Service Canada will be at the St. Elias Convention Centre on Wednesday, February 12 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Closed from lunch from noon to 1:00 pm.
Service Canada can help you access and give you information on Government of Canada programs and services.
CRA representatives can provide information on benefits and credits available. Get help with printing income tax slips, notices of assessment and more. Please bring photo ID and your social insurance number.
Adult and Teen Badminton – Thursdays at 7pm
Hockey -- Mondays and Thursdays – 7:30-9 pm
Curling -- Sundays 1-4 pm
Soccer -- Thursdays from 7:30-9 pm at the school gym. Teens and elders welcome! Lots of exercise, laughter and fun !Volleyball – Mondays at 7pm in the school gym
Mondays at 5:15 at Yukon College, free.
Tuesdays at 5:15 pm, at Yukon College, tone and stretch, free
Wednesdays at noon, at Yukon College, restorative, free.
Thursdays at 5:15 pm, at Yukon College, tone and stretch, free.
Romp n Run
Romp n Run has fun, wiggles and movement for children 4 and under every Tuesday and Thursday until December 12th, 10am -11:30am, at the Haines Junction Arena mezzanine. Our programs include a Little Chefs program, a parent and tot yoga program, craft programs, 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 for funding our program.
Bill Brewster Arena
Mondays – 3 to 4:30pm
Wednesdays – 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Thursdays – 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Friday – 3pm to 6pm
Saturday – 10 am to 11:45 am (beginners only, no sticks or pucks)
Saturday – noon to 2pm
Sunday -- 5 to 7 pm
Haines Junction Minor Hockey
There are Minor Hockey Events happening almost every single weekend from now until March 6.
Haines Junction Minor Hockey would like to thank all their volunteers, the Village of Haines Junction staff, Lotteries Yukon's Community Lottery Program, the Dakwakada Capital Investments, as well as local businesses and many, many members of our community for their ongoing monetary contribution and support. We couldn't run a program like this without you! Thank you!
If your child is between the ages of 4-17 and interested in playing hockey - or if you have any questions about upcoming events please contact Haines Junction Minor Hockey at 867-332-2070 or by email at email@example.com , we can also be found on Facebook.
St. Elias Seniors Society (ages 60+)
NEW Activity! Yoga for Seniors, funded by RPAY will be on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm in the Social Room, basement of the seniors’ apartments. This class can be done sitting or standing and it’s an excellent class to gain strength and mobility. We also have Happy Feet in town for a foot clinic at the end of the month, contact Patty Moore to book an appointment at 634-2720
Join us on Mondays for our weekly carpet bowling or floor curling in the Convention Center Atrium from 1:30 to 3:00.
Wednesdays is our Drop-In day from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Social Room on the lower floor, south end of the Senior’s Apartment Building on Martin Street. Yearly membership is $12.00 and includes meals and other benefits. Come on out and meet some of the 51+ members! The 2nd Wednesday of every month is our Birthday Cake day for everyone celebrating their birthday that month.
Thursday at 1:30 we have an indoor walking group in the Grand Hall of the Convention Center. We count our loops and collectively add them up. When we have walked the distance for Haines Junction to Kathleen Lake, the walkers will celebrate with a special dinner. Come on out and enjoy the exercise!
This Friday, January 17 there is a foot care clinic. Contact Patty for an appointment.
Arts and Culture
Junction Artist in Residence Program
The Junction Artist-in-Residence (JAR) Program is pleased to announce Justine Woods as the selected artist for the 2020 JAR Program.
Justine Woods is an interdisciplinary Métis fashion designer, visual storyteller and indigenous beader originally from the Georgian Bay Métis Community located near Midland/Penetanguishene, Ontario. Currently based in Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario), Woods combines her skills as a bespoke tailor with her practice as a Métis storyteller by incorporating hand beaded designs onto garments she creates.
“My design practice as a Métis storyteller and beader originated as a way for me personally connect with my heritage at a young age”, Woods states. “I was intrigued by the power that beading has to visually convey a story through the exploration of my own indigenous identity.” Through these explorations, Woods has engaged with various forms of knowledge sharing about indigenous culture, tradition and identity via her community relationships and through her artistic practice.
Wood’s design practice explores how beadwork generates cultural narratives that go beyond the surface of the material. She uses beadwork as an artistic output to visually share knowledge, history, traditions, spirituality and relationships found within indigenous culture. One of Justine’s many interests within her practice is how the re-interpretation of Western styles and garments can serve as a tool for decolonization.
The Artist-in-Residence will spend 3-months fully integrated within the natural and cultural setting of Haines Junction, YT and surrounding area. During this time, the artist will create a series of wearable works that reflect the program's theme of 'Sewing through the Landscape'. Both artist and community members will have several opportunities to engage with one another through a variety of presentations, workshops, and public programming.
The 2020 program will be the third term for JAR, which occurs between July and October every other year.
For press requests or inquiries, please contact Heiko Haehnsen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Junction Arts and Music (JAM)
La Belle Vie en Hiver
Escape the winter mood on February 14 at 7:30 pm. Come and sample a curated selection of wines, cheeses and artisan breads while listening to live music by Brigitte Desjardins and Sarah Hamilton. Tickets are on sale now and are limited to 40 spaces. Please send your etransfer ($45/person) to email@example.com to secure your spot. Raven’s Rest Inn is offering a special for out-of-town guests at $100/night for a room and breakfast and use of the hot tub. Limited spaces available.
Haines Junction Public Library
Storyhour at the pubic library for 2-5 year olds and their adults. Fridays from 10-11. Free.
Art Journal Group
Tuesdays in the School ART ROOM. Join in anytime between 7-9 PM. I have supplies and can help you get started if you want.
The organizers of the Log Church art and craft guild are excited to announce that they will be opening again in June 2020. More details coming soon.
Home Routes Concerts
A big thank you to the gracious hosts/organizers who open up their living rooms to bring live music to your community. Home Routes concerts are hosted in over 150 communities across Canada. This model of arts production makes it feasible for professional musicians to reach communities throughout the country. They return home with new connections, lifelong friends, money in their pockets, recordings sold, and usually want to sign up for another tour. Visit homeroutes.ca for more information.
Haines Junction dates:
Sat Feb 29 - Betse & Clarke, MO
Sun Mar 29 - Rick Fines, ON
Tues Apr 28 -The Schotts, ON
Dakwäkäda nda dān kų – Haines Junction Health Centre News
February is Heart Health Month
One of the key steps to keeping your heart healthy is knowing your blood pressure (BP) and checking it regularly. High BP can, and often does, lead to increased risk of stroke, heart failure, dementia, kidney disease, and eye problems. Before you can address high BP, you have to know you're at risk. Get to Know Your Numbers at one of our BP clinics this month!
February 12th from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Da Ku
February 14th and 28th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the bank
February 19th from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at CAFN government building, and more events coming!
If you would like the Community Health Nurse to come to your workplace to check BPs and provide general health screening, please call to inquire about availability. A nurse can check your blood pressure by appointment or by visiting the first floor of the health centre. Call us to ask about availability!
WANT TO QUIT SMOKING? TRY QUITPATH!
QuitPath is a free smoking cessation program offered at the health centre. You can access weekly support, free Nicotine Patches, nicotine replacement lozenges, inhalers, and gum for up to 12 weeks. Call to book an appointment today! If you have any questions or concerns, please call 634-4444.
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.