Haines Junction Library
The Haines Junction Public Library and the Shakwak Valley Pool are running a “Read to Swim” program from Friday July 6 to whenever the pools closes for the season. Children ages 7 and up can come to the library on Tuesdays and Fridays and read for one hour. (no computers, no screen time). For their effort, they get a voucher for free access to the pool for one day. At the end of the season, the library board will pay the tab. The library is open 1-5 Tuesday to Friday and Saturday 2-5.
Do Not Miss the Magic!
The Festival is now 54% Sold Out!
The second annual Augusto! Children’s Festival will take place from August 10 to 12 at the St. Elias Convention Centre in Haines Junction.
The Dakwäkäda Dancers will open the festival late Friday afternoon, getting kids warmed up for dancing with Ross River's Dena Zagi band.
The theme this year is magic and theatrics - let your imagination be your guide! Learn a few magic tricks, decorate a festival bird mask, dance, drum, join the circus circuit, create a sock puppet or a milk jug swan – with 28 workshops, there is something for everyone!
Toddler Town for ages 4 and under will be a mini festival in itself with short concerts, structured craft activities, storytelling corners and the amazing cardboard village to explore.
All ages will come together for the feature performance on Saturday night – a one hour interactive magic show, with Alberta magician Sheldon Casavant. To start the magic, ventriloquist Kellie Haines will open the show with her puppet musical - fast paced ventriloquism, singing, dancing, high kicks and physical comedy will keep the audience guessing who is pulling the strings!
Check out www.augustokids.ca for our festival brochure, festival updates and information on how to purchase weekend passes. Be sure to sign up for workshops at the same time!
Weekend passes for ages 5-12 are $30 and include both evening events, up to six one hour workshops Saturday daytime and Sunday morning, plus a $5.00 credit at the Kid's Cafe in the Atrium
Weekend passes for ages 2-4 are $20 and include both evening events and access to Toddler Town Saturday daytime and Sunday morning.
If you are planning to attend, we strongly encourage you to purchase tickets now and register for workshops at the same time as some workshops have limited spaces left!
Southern Tutchone Language Lessons
Sandi: I understand you’ve been taking some Southern Tutchone language lessons in Dakwäkäda Kari?
Kari: àghāy. (yes)
Sandi: Do you want to practice live on the radio?!?
Kari: àghāy. (yes)
Sandi: Can you introduce yourself?
Kari: Ayinzhì Kari ùye, Johnston ích’e. Dakwäkäda yū nìínje.
Sandi: And how are you feeling today?
Kari: Shäw iłi. Dä̀nnchʼe?
Sandi: Well I’m feeling pretty fine too! Your language skills are sounding pretty great… have you been practicing much?
Kari: Äju. (no) June is super busy in the catering business… but I’m hoping to get back to class this month.
Classes are open for the whole community and you can join in the fun with instructor Luke Campbell at Da Ku:
Today, Tuesday, July 10th from 10-11am
Tuesday, July 17th 2pm-3pm
Tuesday, July 24th 2pm-3pm
Classes are free and super fun!
Junction Artist in Residence
Hey Junctioners! Are you interested in being part of The Junction Collection: A Site-Specific Fashion Project? We are looking for MODELS to be part of the design process and the final fashion show Gala!
Stop by to meet the artist on Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 5:30-7:30pm at St. Elias Convention Center. No experience necessary, come by next week to see what modelling for this project is all about! You need to be able to commit a few hours of time over the next month or so and you must be available for the gala event on October 13th.
This is part of this Junction Artist in Residence - JAR Program featuring this year's artist, Henry Navarro.
Music at the Village Bakery
THIS lucky FRIDAY, July 13th, at the Village Bakery you can see FAWN FRITZEN & DAVID RESTIVO You can expect a variety of jazz-tinged music, ranging from blues to gospel to Patsy Cline-ish country to beloved standards, and originals, too!
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
"Fawn is an award-winning, multilingual singer in Whitehorse and David is a JUNO-winning jazz pianist based in Toronto. Together, they meld melody with poetry and create musical magic.
They first began their musical collaboration on Fawn's 2016 album, Pairings, and they have since played together around the world, from Montreal to São Paulo. "
Call or email now to reserve your dinner! Free admission for the show!
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.