A huge thank you to the organizers of the third annual Augusto! Children’s Festival, Yukon's first dedicated art and music festival for children.
Service Canada will be at the St. Elias Convention Centre on Wednesday, August 21 from 9:30am to 3:30pm (closed from 12:30pm to 1:30pm).
Arts and Culture
CBC Kids’ Studio K
CBC Kids is coming to the Yukon August 26-31, 2019 and they are looking for outgoing kids (ages 6-10) to appear as themselves in a variety of segments for CBC Kids’ Studio K. The fun will take place in Whitehorse and Haines Junction. If you’re interested, send a video introduction of your child including name, age, hometown, interests/hobbies to firstname.lastname@example.org
Treble Makers: STOMP!
Attention grade 1-2-3 students! Do you want to learn music in an active, fun and engaging way? Do you want to stomp, clap, bounce balls, drum on stuff, sing and boogie?
Registration is $60 for the year and includes: participation in the September 13-15 Fiddle Retreat in Haines Junction, workshops with guest instructors, and performing with the Fiddle Club.
The fun takes place every Friday at lunch at the St. Elias Community School. Contact Lisa Preto with questions.
Arts and Craft Guild Gallery
The Arts and Craft Guild of Haines Junction is pleased to announce that the gallery is open 7 days a week from noon until 4pm. An incredible place to meet and purchase local art. You’ll find small art quilts, lino prints, cards, sewing, jewellery, nuno felting, original paintings, photography, books from local authors, limited edition prints, beadwork, collage work, handmade journals and more. You can also purchase tickets to Augusto!
Featured artists this year include:
Ellen Bielawski - author, researcher
Bruce Binder - photography, cards
Bob Braun - wood carver, metal work
Pam Butterfield - quilting, sewing, felting, jewelry
Libby Dulac - painter
Suzanne Flumerfelt - beaded jewelry
Kim Henkel - multi media ( many involving reused and found materials) jewelry, journals, art work
Brent Liddle - painter
Allison Martin - Author
Brenda Riseborough - painter, cards
Martha Ritchie - Lino prints, cards, trivets and decor items
Marty Samis - photography and collage
Sally Wright - hand screened adult and kids t-shirts
Marguerite Richard - quilted landscapes, sewing
Michael Schmidt - photography, cards
Ken Graham - wood burning, painter
Haines Junction Library
Story hour takes place at the Haines Junction Library on Fridays from 10-11 am for kids 2-5 years old and their grown-ups!
Home Routes Concerts
We’ve got the first copy of the draft schedule for the 13th Annual National Concert Series: Home Routes. 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.
Haines Junction dates and performers (draft):
Sat Oct 19 - Kerji Stephens & Justin Lacroix, MB
Thurs Nov 14 - Campbell D. Woods, ON
Sun Feb 2 - Early Spirit, BC
Sat Feb 29 - Betse & Clarke, MO
Sun Mar 29 - Rick Fines, ON
Tues Apr 28 - The Schotts, ON
Live Music at the Village Bakery
THIS Friday August 16th at the Village Bakery
MARCO CLAVIERA performing a variety of Latin American rhythms such as Bossa, Zambas, Son (Cuban) Lando, (Peruvian) Boleros!
Marco Claveria was born in Santiago Chile, to a musical family. Prompted by his parents, Marco started guitar lessons at the age of ten, learning to play the basics of Chilean folk music then moving on to study different styles such as Cuecas, Tonadas, and the Resbaloza as well as the Argentinian Samba
Fresh Wild Salmon straight from Haines Alaska served fresh off the grill! Grab a plate and pile on the sides and salads, then sit down and enjoy the show! BBQ starts between 6-6:30, music 7
August 19 to 26 – CARI-BREW WEEK at the Village Bakery
During this week $1 from each coffee purchased helps CPAWS Yukon protect the Porcupine caribou herd!
The Porcupine caribou herd migrates over 4,000 kilometres across northern Yukon, Alaska and NWT — the longest journey of any land mammal on earth. Caribou give birth to their calves on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, called Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit by the Gwich’in, the Sacred Place Where Life Begins.
In December of 2017 the U.S. Government opened the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas development. Drilling in the calving grounds could force caribou to give birth in areas with more predators, more noxious insects and poorer vegetation. Drilling could have serious consequences for the health of the herd and the Gwich’in communities that rely on the caribou.
CPAWS Yukon is working with the Vuntut Gwitchin to defend the Porcupine caribou herd. We’re calling on Canadian banks to withhold funding from companies that would drill in the Arctic Refuge. We’re closely watching the environmental review of drilling in the Arctic Refuge, to make sure the U.S. Government complies with its environmental laws.
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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.