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Friday, November 24, 2017 to Saturday, November 24, 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
Nov
23

Yellowknife Arena Football League - ICE BOWL TOURNAMENT

Nov 23, 2017 06:00 PM - Nov 25, 2017 10:00 PM
Yellowknife Arena Football League (YKAFL) is hosting it's 8th Annual ICE BOWL TOURNAMENT Note: $200 for Non league teams.
Nov
23

Snow White: A Pantomime

Nov 23, 2017 07:30 PM - Nov 25, 2017 09:00 PM
Magic mirror, on the wall, don’t miss the fairest pantomime of them all! Parcel of Rogues presents our 2018 pantomime, Snow White. We bring the classic tale to life with sparkle, dazzle and a sprinkling of song and dance. Throw in a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince, a conflicted henchman, and audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages. PLEASE NOTE, THE 9PM PERFORMANCES ARE PG13 AND INTENDED FOR AN OLDER AUDIENCE. November 23 7:30 p.m. November 24 7:00 pm November 24 9:00 pm November 25 2:00 pm November 25 4:00 pm November 25 9:00 pm
Nov
25

Arctic Open Judo Championship

Nov 25, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The 3rd annual Arctic Open Judo Championship will bring together judoka from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. View the technical package on our facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/NWT-Judo-Association-115736181690/. Register before November 18 for discount. Also happening is the youth Ju-Dodge Ball Tournament, for friends and family - no experience necessary!
Nov
25

TAILS | Read to a Dog

Nov 25, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
TAILS | Read to a Dog Children between the ages of 6 - 12, who love dogs and want to practice reading, can book 20 minutes with a specially trained dog. This program is offered in partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. Sessions are available every Saturday (except holiday weekends) Call or email the library to register your child for the TAILS program. 920-5642 | library@yellowknife.ca
Nov
25

YKACL Youth Groups team up at the Santa Claus Parade!

Nov 25, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
In November, both YKACL youth groups are teaming up to attend the City of Yellowknife Santa Claus Parade! Saturday, November 25 Attend the Santa Claus Parade Watch this year’s parade alongside new and old friends Meet at the Abe Miller Building 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. YKACL Young Adults Group (ages 19-27) and the Yay Fusion! Teen Group (ages 13-18) welcome youth with or without a disability. RSVP to Michael: inclusion2@ykacl.ca
Nov
25

Santa Claus Parade

Nov 25, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Come downtown on Saturday evening as 53 Street, Franklin Avenue and 49 Street come alive for the Santa Claus Parade! Community organizations, businesses and schools are invited to enter a float (vehicle(s) or walking group) and join in the fun. Buses supplied by First Student Cardinal Coach will be available at 2-3 intersections so you can stay warm while you watch. For safety reasons, spectators are asked to remain on the sidewalk during the parade. If you are interested in putting a float in the parade please see the entry form attached. Please fax completed forms to 920-5649. By entering any City of Yellowknife Special Events venue, you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced. Spectators at the parade should expect to be photographed during this event. Please advise the photographer in advance if you do not wish to be photographed.
Nov
27

Health Effects Monitoring Program (arsenic study)

Nov 27, 2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM And More Days
If you have received a letter recently, regarding your voluntary participation in the Health Effects Monitoring Program we need to hear from you. If you are a Yellowknives Dene First Nation or North Slave Metis Alliance member, we also need to hear from you. Your participation is essential for this important monitoring program to succeed. The final results will show your current exposure to arsenic and other metals of concern. All that is involved is a short interview, some sampling and you will receive a gift card and our sincere thanks for being a part of this important study. PLEASE CONTACT US: YK general population: ykhemp@uottawa.ca or call at 867-445-1574 YKDFN members, contact Elizabeth Liske at 867-766-3496 or elizabeth.@ykdene.com NSMA members, contact Nicole Goodman at 867-873-6762 or nicole.goodman@nsma.net We are looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Nov
27

Meditation Group

Nov 27, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
The Shambhala Yellowknife group meets weekly for meditation and conversation. Free. Beginner's welcome. Instruction provided. Mondays in November Library Meeting Room 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Nov
27

Meditation Group

Nov 27, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
The Shambhala Yellowknife group meets weekly for meditation and conversation. Free. Beginner's welcome. Instruction provided. Mondays in November Library Meeting Room 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Nov
28

TAG Meeting (Teen Advisory Group)

Nov 28, 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.
Nov
28

Chess Club

Nov 28, 2017 05:30 PM - 10:30 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.
Nov
28

YKACL Peer Support Group

Nov 28, 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.
Nov
29

YKACL presents motivational speaker with Tourettes Syndrome to talk about bullying, stigma and his journey toward happiness and professional success

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
WHAT WOULD YOU DO if, out of the blue, your life turned upside down? Vancouver-based videographer Stuart Ellis-Myers will share his story of going from being a happy, healthy child to an “anxious, depressed, twitchy mess of devastating proportion” with the onset of Tourettes Syndrome. Faced with the prospect of a lifetime of frustration, isolation, and shame – which can accompany Tourettes - Stuart instead chose to make his life into something spectacular! Join the Yellowknife Association for Community Living (YKACL) as we welcome this inspiring speaker for a free public talk later this month. Four presentation times are available. · 12 noon Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Northern United Place boardroom · 7pm Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Abe Miller Building (4912 5rd Street) · 11am Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Northern United Place boardroom · 2pm Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Northern United Place boardroom Please RSVP, as space is limited. Stuart will also be working with YKACL clients and staff to record a series of video vignettes for social media that will document the kind of work YKACL clients perform in our community every day.
Nov
30

Film Screening | Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

Nov 30, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Don't miss the screening of this award-winning film that documents the preparation for a seminal LGBTQ celebration in Nunavut. James Demers & Erin Jenkins from the Fairy Tales Presentation Society will be introducing the film and answering questions. Maureen, one of the people featured, will be joining us by Skype for a post-film discussion. Thursday November 30 6:30pm - 8:30pm Library Meeting Room Everyone is welcome. Refreshments & snacks will be served.