The Thrift Shop in the basement of the Log Church will be open April 11 and 25 this month.
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Tuesday, April 3 at Dákų̀ Cultural Centre at 6:30 pm, bring a dish to share and enter in the cook-off! Categories are: Pasta Salad & Casserole Dish. Prizes for each category and ham will be provided.
CAFN and the Village of Haines Junction are hosting a Community Spring Clean-Up on Friday, May 3. Join the community for a BBQ lunch at noon at Dákų̀ Cultural Centre and then head-out for the clean-up from 1 to 4 pm.
Dákų̀ nän tsʼeddhyèt Dance Festival
The Dákų̀ nän tsʼeddhyèt dance festival is happening here in 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. More details to come soon! 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/
Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Association
Only solo riders can still register for this year's bike relay which is on June 15. Two, four, and eight person team registration is full. Solo rider registration closes April 12. For more information, please go the www.kcibr.org.
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.
Haines Junction Minor Hockey
HJMH is hosting their end of the year banquet and awards on Tuesday, April 9 @ 5:30-7:00 in the Grand Hall of the Convention Centre.
We will be celebrating our great hockey season, our wonderful young athletes and giving thanks to our dedicated coaches, volunteers and supporters!!!
A huge congratulation to Danielle Drummond who manages our Haines Junction Minor Hockey program who one of the winners of the 2019 Fred Heslop Minor Hockey award winners!
Romp n Run
Romp n Run has fun, wiggles and movement for children 4 and under every Monday and Wednesday, 10am -11:30am, at the Haines Junction Hockey Arena mezzanine. Our programs include a new Little Chefs program, a parent and tot yoga 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.
On Monday, May 13, join local bird enthusiast Julie Bauer for a trip to view spring migrants. Meet at Frosty Freeze at 7pm for a 2 hour the two hour bird-a-rama extravaganza!
Permaculture for Northern Backyard Gardens
Learn how to take a holistic view of your garden, how to grow a wide variety of nutritious food, increase biodiversity and food resilience in backyard gardens by co-creating efficient, sustainable eco structures that work with the natural patterns of our cold climate. We will talk about everything from the living soil food web, living mulch and groundcover, waterwise gardening, edible hedges, berry orchards to food forest ideas and special permaculture features. This is a full-day course taught by Agnes Seitz. The class costs $349 + GST and is on April 28 starting at 8:30 am. The deadline to register is April 23.
Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church Easter Services
Palm Sunday: April 14 at 10:30 am
Holy Thursday: April 18 at 5:00 pm followed by a potluck supper
Good Friday Service: April 19 at 6:00 pm
Easter Vigil: Sunday, April 20 at 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday: April 21 at 10:30 am
Investing in Place: Communities and Regions Building for Success
The St. Elias Conference Steering Committee along with the Department of Economic Development is hosting a two-day economic development conference scheduled April 26 & 27, 2019 in Haines Junction, Yukon.
The conference theme is focused on Regional Collaboration for Economic Development within the western Alaska Highway corridor. The conference will be guided by four key note addresses with the following presentations titles:
Child and Family Services Act Review
The review of the Child and Family Services Act is underway. The Independent Advisory Committee will be hosting a drop-in session for residents of Haines Junction to get your input.
Location: Mezzanine at the Arena
Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 9pm
Arts and Culture
Junction Arts and Music
JAM 20th anniversary celebration dinner and dance featuring Major Funk and the Employment. - May 4th 2019
Come celebrate Junction Arts and Music’s 20th anniversary on May 4th, 2019. Enjoy a delicious dinner, then dance the night away with Major Funk and the Employment at the St. Elias Convention Centre in Haines Junction. Dinner tickets are $15 and pre-sale only. Dance tickets are $20 or $10 for seniors and youth available for pre-sale and at the door. A cash bar will be available so minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are cash only. Purchase your tickets in Haines Junction at The Village of Haines Junction Office, or the little Green Apple. In Whitehorse, tickets are available at Well-Read Books. Dinner is at 6pm, show at 8:00pm. Check out junctionjam.ca or @hainesjunctionjam on Facebook for all the details.
Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival
There are a just a few weekend passes left for the 2019 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival (June 7-9 in Haines Junction). Organizers expect the festival to sell out in the next few weeks, so book your tickets today so you don't miss out on the Music, Mountains and Magic this year!
KMBF will be announcing their full line up soon, so head to www.yukonbluegrass.com for more information, and LIKE their Facebook page for regular updates! See you in June!
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 😊
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.
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers and supports who have made this year’s Yukon daffodil campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Jean C Barber Lodge a huge success. We’re still tallying things up but this year we’ll have gross sales and donations of around $20,000. A special thank you to the volunteers in rural Yukon who help us bring this campaign so many communities: Vuntut Gwitchin Government in Old Crow, Bonanza Market in Dawson City, Bobbi-Lee Melancon and Joella Hogan in Mayo, Shelley Sutherland in Faro, Alice Boland in Carmacks, the St. Elias Seniors and the Little Green Apple in Haines Junction and Vi & Cor in Atlin. Thank you to the volunteers who sold in workplaces across Whitehorse, our volunteers sellers and delivery drivers. A big thank you to our transportation sponsor Manitoulin Transport and Wykes’ Independent Grocer for both storage and sales space.
On the 2nd Thursday of each month, the CBC Community Reporter for Dakwäkäda-Haines Junction (Kari Johnston) speaks on CBC morning radio show at around 8:20 am. Tune in at 103.5 FM.