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Sunday, December 17, 2017 to Monday, December 17, 2018

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Nov
17

FASD Holiday Season Awareness campaign

Nov 17, 2017 04:00 PM - Dec 31, 2017 11:59 PM
AS RESIDENTS PREPARE to make merry this festive season YKACL is reminding moms-to-be and their loved ones of the need to make safe reproductive health choices year-round. Association staff will distribute pregnancy test kits, condoms and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) awareness information in night clubs, pubs and liquor stores throughout the city on Friday, Nov. 17. The initiative encourages women to be aware of the effects alcohol can have on the fetus by ensuring they know if and when they become pregnant. No amount of alcohol is safe to consume during pregnancy. “FASD is 100 per cent preventable,” says Kassandra Spoelder, YKACL Family and Children’s Services Facilitator. “Knowledge is the first step to preventing FASD.” FASD is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was exposed to alcohol before birth. Effects may include lifelong physical, mental and behavioural difficulties, as well as learning disabilities. Health Canada estimates that more than 3,000 babies a year are born with FASD and about 300,000 Canadians currently live with it. The majority of Canadian women drink alcohol. According to a 2008 Canadian Addictions survey, 73.5 per cent of women over age 15 reported drinking alcohol within the previous 12-month period. In a 2005 study, 10.5 per cent of mothers reported consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Approximately one half of all pregnancies are unintended. The highest rates of unintended pregnancy occur in women aged 15 to 19 years of age, which is also a population at increased risk for binge drinking. Statistics source: Canada FASD Research Network, Health Canada and the University of Ottawa For more information please contact: Kassandra Spoelder, YKACL Family and Children’s Services Facilitator:inclusion4@ykacl.ca Vera Nesbitt, YKACL Family and Children’s Services Manager:inclusion@ykacl.ca (867) 920-2644
Dec
12

2017 Self Guided Holiday Lights Tour Map

Dec 12, 2017 04:00 PM - Jan 05, 2018 05:00 PM
The City of Yellowknife invites residents to view some of the fantastic displays of lights and decorations around the city with our new self-guided Christmas Lights Tour. Find the map of decorated properties on our online events calendar. You can download a pdf of the map. There is also a link on the website so you can follow along on your mobile device.
Dec
17

COSY Caroling

Dec 17, 2017 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Make a note in your calendar of this COSY Christmas event! A Carol Concert with plenty of audience participation hosted by Classics On Stage Yellowknife with the Yellowknife Youth Choir will be held at the Anglican Church, Yellowknife. Soloists like Rowena Dixon Wiest and Susan Shantora, accompanied by Anita Kuzma, will perform, alternating with Christmas songs performed by the Youth Choir, who will also lead the audience in the singing of some of your favourite Carols. There will be two performances on Sunday, 17th December: at 5pm for families and 8pm for everyone. Admission at the door $20; Seniors/students $15; children under 5, free. This event is a fund raiser for both COSY’s projects such as Music at the Museum, and for the Yellowknife Youth Choir. https://cosyyellowknife.com/ classicsonstage@gmail.com
Dec
18

Health Effects Monitoring Program (****nic study)

Dec 18, 2017 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM And More Days
The Health Effects Monitoring Program has been testing residents of Yellowknife Ndilo and Dettah for Arsenic and other contaminants over the past three months. We want to say a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has participated and assure you that you will receive your personal results this spring. We will be looking for more participants starting this April! Anyone that has lived in Yellowknife for at least 1 year can participate. So, watch for the invitation in the mail and we look forward to helping you become part of this important study. Our contact information is: YK general population: call at 867-445-1574 or ykhemp@uottawa.ca YKDFN members, contact Elizabeth Liske at 867-766-3496 or elizabethl@ykdene.com NSMA members, contact Nicole Goodman at 867-873-6762 or nicole.goodman@nsma.net
Dec
19

Health Effects Monitoring Program (****nic study)

Dec 19, 2017 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM And More Days
The Health Effects Monitoring Program has been testing residents of Yellowknife Ndilo and Dettah for Arsenic and other contaminants over the past three months. We want to say a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has participated and assure you that you will receive your personal results this spring. We will be looking for more participants starting this April! Anyone that has lived in Yellowknife for at least 1 year can participate. So, watch for the invitation in the mail and we look forward to helping you become part of this important study. Our contact information is: YK general population: call at 867-445-1574 or ykhemp@uottawa.ca YKDFN members, contact Elizabeth Liske at 867-766-3496 or elizabethl@ykdene.com NSMA members, contact Nicole Goodman at 867-873-6762 or nicole.goodman@nsma.net
Dec
19

TAG Meeting (Teen Advisory Group)

Dec 19, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Have your say! Join TAG - the Yellowknife Public Library's Teen Advisory Group. * Meet new people * Gain community service hours * Help with library programs * Join a book club * Get volunteer experience for your resume All meetings are from 4pm - 5pm in the library meeting room. There will be snacks! Contact Megan - mclark@yellowknife for more information.
Dec
19

Chess Club

Dec 19, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Join us every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm for the weekly meeting of the Yellowknife Chess Club. All players welcome! Library Meeting Room.
Dec
19

YKACL Peer Support Group: Xmas lights adventure

Dec 19, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
YKACL Peer Support Group When: Tuesday nights from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: Abe Miller Building (4912 53 Street) Who: Adults aged 28 and over, with or without a diagnosed disability Our Peer Support Group (PSG) provides a fun, safe space for adults to meet and socialize. Our goal is to create a community of support and learning, and to foster connections for adults living with a disability or those who just need a little more support. It’s a great way to make new friends in a welcoming and safe place where participants can be themselves. Our activities include life skills, cooking, getting active, community engagement and learning. Meals are not provided. A small healthy snack will be available during prog*******. All are welcome to attend this program at no cost.
Dec
20

Health Effects Monitoring Program (****nic study)

Dec 20, 2017 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM And More Days
The Health Effects Monitoring Program has been testing residents of Yellowknife Ndilo and Dettah for Arsenic and other contaminants over the past three months. We want to say a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has participated and assure you that you will receive your personal results this spring. We will be looking for more participants starting this April! Anyone that has lived in Yellowknife for at least 1 year can participate. So, watch for the invitation in the mail and we look forward to helping you become part of this important study. Our contact information is: YK general population: call at 867-445-1574 or ykhemp@uottawa.ca YKDFN members, contact Elizabeth Liske at 867-766-3496 or elizabethl@ykdene.com NSMA members, contact Nicole Goodman at 867-873-6762 or nicole.goodman@nsma.net
Dec
21

Health Effects Monitoring Program (****nic study)

Dec 21, 2017 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
The Health Effects Monitoring Program has been testing residents of Yellowknife Ndilo and Dettah for Arsenic and other contaminants over the past three months. We want to say a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who has participated and assure you that you will receive your personal results this spring. We will be looking for more participants starting this April! Anyone that has lived in Yellowknife for at least 1 year can participate. So, watch for the invitation in the mail and we look forward to helping you become part of this important study. Our contact information is: YK general population: call at 867-445-1574 or ykhemp@uottawa.ca YKDFN members, contact Elizabeth Liske at 867-766-3496 or elizabethl@ykdene.com NSMA members, contact Nicole Goodman at 867-873-6762 or nicole.goodman@nsma.net
Dec
21

Service of Comfort

Dec 21, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A Community Gathering that recognizes that not everyone experiences joy in the season before and during Christmas. For many years, this has been offered to the community by Yellowknife United Church. It is an opportunity to gather in a supportive community, to hear words of comfort and hope. to light candles of memory and hope. The words of this service will reach out with messages of love, comfort, understanding, blessing, and validation. If you have experienced loss over the past year, or during this time in other years, or if the frenzy and commercialism of the season leading to Christmas is just too much, you can hopefully find a place to set aside those fears and concerns or find comfort and support. The date of this service has been intentionally chosen to be the Longest Night of the Year.
Dec
22

Drop In Child/Youth Soccer (7-10 years) & (11-14 years)

Dec 22, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM And More Days
Come out and play Drop-in Soccer! December 22, 27, 28 and 29th from 3:00 - 3:00pm Regular drop in fees apply.
Dec
27

Drop In Child/Youth Soccer (7-10 years) & (11-14 years)

Dec 27, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM And More Days
Come out and play Drop-in Soccer! December 22, 27, 28 and 29th from 3:00 - 3:00pm Regular drop in fees apply.
Dec
28

Drop In Child/Youth Soccer (7-10 years) & (11-14 years)

Dec 28, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM And More Days
Come out and play Drop-in Soccer! December 22, 27, 28 and 29th from 3:00 - 3:00pm Regular drop in fees apply.
Dec
29

Drop In Child/Youth Soccer (7-10 years) & (11-14 years)

Dec 29, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Come out and play Drop-in Soccer! December 22, 27, 28 and 29th from 3:00 - 3:00pm Regular drop in fees apply.