We have a couple of upcoming events at the Da Kų Cultural Centre.
On April 17 & 18 –
All First Nation women are invited to a workshop called “Reclaiming Our Space: How to get crystal clear on your message and purpose and amplify your voice in this world.” The message for event: “As Women of Colour, it is time to reclaim, stand your ground and take your rightful and equitable space in the spotlight. It is your time. And the time is now.”
This course is ideal if you:
The facilitator, Sonali Fiske, is an amazing women from Los Angeles and who has been supporting women throughout the world to find their voice and create clear direction on their life path. There is no fee, however participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodations. Snacks and lunch will be served each day. We will have the CAFN Bus pick people up from Takhini everyday and bring them back and forth. You must pre-register with Nataschaa Chetterton at (867) 335-4460 or Jocelyn Kinney at (867) 634-4200, ext # 214.
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations AnDa Ta Youth Centre and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council are hosting the “Working Together for our Youth Gathering” at Da Kų Cultural Centre in Dakwakada (Haines Junction) on April 27-28.
The gathering begins for youth aged 8-12 years old at 1:30 pm with Suzette Amaya who will be speaking about cyber bullying and building self-confidence. At 4:00 pm students will learn with Dani & Lizzy who are going to speak about artistic expression and graffiti art. At 5:30 pm there will be a community dinner followed by a mini hand games tournament.
The gathering on Saturday is for youth 13 years and older. Saturday begins with Suzette Amaya leading a goal setting working shop and a conversation about lateral violence, suicide prevention, life promotion and sober living. Dani & Lizzy will be there talking about artistic expression through graffiti art. The event will conclude that evening with a video dance party and a Dani & Lizzy concert.
Suzette Amaya is an inspiring Cree, Nisga, Coast Salish woman who holds many roles within the Vancouver community. She radio producer/entertainer and a support worker with the Bloom Group Community Service Society working with Women and Children in the Downtown Eastside. She is really passionate about helping youth through addictions, MCFD issues, homelessness, abuse and schooling. She also often recognized for her work on reality TV shows: Big Brother Canada Season One, Back in the Day: On the Might Fraser and as the winner of Sequester 5.0!
Dani and Lizzy are twins from Vancouver who rocketed to fame in 2013 when their song Dancing in the Sky became a viral hit. As successful recording artists, their passion for art and music is inspiring with the message: Amazing things happen when you open your heart.
This Gathering is open to all youth. Youth coming from other communities must have a chaperon
For more information about this event, please contact Shannon Maloney 634-5242 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Erin Cote at 334-8306 at email@example.com
The Treble Makers will be hosting “the Littlest Fiddle Fest” in Haines Junction May 4 and 5. The Fiddleheads are coming out from Whitehorse for workshops with the Treble Makers, a school performance, a community music jam and potluck and a barn dance. You can contact Lisa Preto at 634-2501 or watch the Happenings of Haines Junction Facebook page for more info closer to May.
For those looking to get in a few more great skis before the season comes to an end, Pine Lake has been track set and is just spectacular at this time of year. Swisshhh!!
Haines Junction Minor Hockey wrapped-up their hockey season last month, with some fun adult vs. kids games and a pizza party hosted by rink attendants Rob and Steve. What a great way to end an amazing season!
Last week they held their end of the Season Banquet and Awards. They celebrated their fun and successful hockey season, recognized their young athletes and their achievements and gave thanks to their wonderful coaches, parents, volunteers and supporters. It was a wonderful and well-attended event. Congratulations to all the awards recipients, and thank you to everyone who took part in the evening celebration!
A big thank you to all coaches and volunteers for all their hard work. HJMHA really appreciates all the time and effort you donate to the organization. Without your continued support their couldn’t make all the practices, tournaments and fundraisers happen! Thank you!
Thanks too to the arena attendants; we appreciate all you do for HJMH and the youth of Haines Junction.
Finally, a BIG shout out to all our local sponsors and supporters! HJMHA is very grateful for your valued and on-going support!
Upcoming HJMH Fundraising Events:
· Hwy. Litter Pick Up: - MAY TBA
· Bike Relay Checkpoint Set Up – Thursday, June 14th, 9am-5pm.
Classes and Pick-up Games
At the School Gym…
Drop-in Volleyball on Wednesdays at 7pm
Indoor soccer is every Thursday from 7:30-9pm in the school gym.
Drop-in Basketball is every Friday from 7-8:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
APRIL IS CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Our monthly health information board provides information about simple lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer, warning signs of cancer, and resources for support when dealing with cancer. You can help prevent cancer by making healthy life choices like quitting smoking, reducing your alcohol consumption, and eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
One of the best ways to beat cancer is to detect it early. There are many simple cancer screening tests
available at the clinic — please call to make an appointment today.
COMMUNITY WELLNESS CLINICS
You can see a nurse for a check-up any time an appointment is available! Anyone can come in for a full health assessment at any time. We can make sure you are up-to-date on routine tests and refer you to the local visiting doctors to address any concerns that arise. Let us know how we can help you meet your health goals.
The nursing station can be reached at 634-4444
We haven’t done our final tally yet, but I think we’ll have net proceeds at around $26,000 this year. We had around $12,000 in expenses and sales, sponsors and donations are coming in at around $38,000 so far.
Today, Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to purchase daffodils in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Jean C Barber Lodge. We will have volunteers at Wyke’s Independent Grocery Store from around noon to 6pm today. A huge thank you to everyone who made this year’s campaign so successful.
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.