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Yellowknife Public Library & Dollard-des-Ormeaux Public Library Postcard Exchange

Jun 01, 2017 08:00 AM - Jun 30, 2017 08:00 PM
The Yellowknife Public Library is part of a cross country postcard exchange! For the month of June kids can decorate and mail a postcard to the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Public Library in Quebec. We have all the supplies – postcards, stamps, stickers, and more - all you need to bring is your imagination. Plus, we’ll be getting postcards in return in July so don’t forget to come by and see what came in the mail.

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt

Jun 19, 2017 09:00 AM - Jun 26, 2017 08:30 PM
Calling all wizards and witches! Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is turning 20 years old this June. To celebrate, the library is having a trivia-filled library-wide scavenger hunt. Stop by between June 19th and June 29th to pick up the scavenger hunt map and test your Harry Potter knowledge. When you finish the scavenger hunt you’ll be entered to win great Harry Potter themed prizes.

Playing with Sticks art project returns June 20-July 1

Jun 20, 2017 10:00 AM - Jul 01, 2017 05:00 PM
Artists Rosanna Strong and Jenny Tucker have returned to resume the Playing with Sticks art project. Members of the public are welcome to learn creative new skills as they help weave a willow fence and arches in the Abe Miller Garden on 53 Street. Please drop by to watch or get involved! June 20-24 (10am-5pm) June 27-July 1 (10am-5pm)

YKACL beverage container recycling fundraising drive

Jun 22, 2017 10:00 AM - Sep 05, 2017 05:00 PM
With warm summer weather upon us, chances are there will soon be a bag or two of cans and bottles sitting around your home. There’s a quick and easy way to recycle your beverage containers that will save you time while supporting YKACL programs and services. The Association has an account set up at the Bottle Shop Recycling Depot on Old Airport Road that allows money to go directly to support the Association. Drop off is easy: just bring your bags of recyclable drink containers to the computer on the righthand side of the depot next to the sorting counters, punch in our account number and print off a bar code to stick onto each bag. Our account number is 9202644 (our phone number). If you forget our account number, it is posted on the wall beside the computer. The entire process should take under two minutes!

Investors Group walk for Alzheimer's "Make Memories Matter" Alberta and Northwest Territories

Jun 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Today! The new Investors Group, Walk for Alzheimer's is a great opportunity for communities to rally around this increasingly prevalent disease. It's a fun way to raise awareness and much-needed funds that can make a world of difference in the lives of Canadian affected. The total 5km Walk will take place in Yellowknife, on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm starting and ending at the Baker Centre. There will be a water stop set up at city hall which is 1km from the starting point, after walker's and supporters can enjoy a delicious barbeque at the Baker Centre.

Music at the Museum

Jun 25, 2017 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Come out and enjoy the last performance of the season! A free concert of mostly classical music, presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) at the Museum Café from 3 - 4pm on the last Sunday of each month, September to June. Next concert will be Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Farmers Market

Jun 27, 2017 05:15 PM - 07:15 PM And More Days
Enjoy the Farmers Market every Tuesday from 5:15-7:15 at Somb k'e Civic Plaza. Enjoy the the variety of vendors, entertainment and the great weather. Rain or shine the market runs.

Free Event: Try Sivananda Yoga

Jun 28, 2017 07:15 PM - 09:00 PM
You are invited to try the world-renowned Sivananda style of Yoga, in a 1 hour and 45 minute class that is aimed at those who have never practised this style of yoga before, or who are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of Sivananda Yoga. Sivananda Yoga is a classical and holistic approach to Hatha Yoga that stretches and tones the whole body and elevates the mind and spirit. The class will aim to be a relaxed and supportive environment where participants will be invited to explore the Sivananda Yoga sequence including breathing, sun salutations, and a variety of the 12 classical yoga postures under the guidance of a 200 hour certified yoga instructor, Aislinn Stirling. WHEN: Wednesday, June 28th, 7:15 PM-9:00 PM WHERE: Collective Soul Space studio, Lower level of Scotia Centre on Franklin Avenue ***Please use front door of building, closest to For Women Only, all other doors to the building are locked after hours*** COST: FREE! This event is free to the public and is sponsored by NWT Recreation and Parks Association as part of June Recreation and Parks Month. Participants please wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you like, but yoga mats and props will be available to participants free of charge. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your ability to participate please contact the organizer, Yoga with Aislinn Stirling, to address your concerns.

Camp Day at Camp Connections

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Please join the Foster Family Coalition of the NWT to kick of Camp Connections summer season with a day of games, swimming, a fire lunch and most of all fun! Camp Connections is a summer camp for children and youth whose lives have involved social services. While camp is in session the location is private but this Camp Day is a chance for everyone to experience the magic of Camp Connections! Camp is located along the Cameron River on the Ingraham Trail, It is marked by a large sign on the right hand side of the road and is approximate 57km down the road.

Canada Day Colouring & Trivia

Jun 30, 2017 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Celebrate Canada Day at the library with a special Canada Day themed colouring corner. Plus, test your Canadian knowledge for a chance to win great prizes! Stop by the children’s area from 2-5pm on Friday June 30th. Best suited for children ages 3 – 12.

Rotary Club of Yellowknife Canada Day Parade

Jul 01, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1.REGISTRATION: There is no pre-registration for the parade. If you show up at the parade site on time our Parade Marshal will get you into the parade. 2.ASSEMBLY LOGISTICS: *NEW* We are starting from Gitzel and Franklin this year due to construction Matonobee Street is our parade assembly area Plan to arrive at the parade assembly area via Matonabee Street prior to 10:00am. The parade starts at 11:00am. There is no parking in the area, so please drop off people and supplies and then park at a location off the parade route (Franklin Avenue). The parade route is down Franklin Avenue to 47th Street with dispersal in the area around Sir John Franklin High School. 3.TIPS ON THE PARADE ROUTE: The parade leader will set the pace. All floats/marching groups should try to keep up to that pace. We want to ensure that there are no long gaps between floats. If you have a participant who might have difficulty keeping up with the pace or walking that distance, please have a ride available. For marching groups, please keep stops or changes in direction (such as dancing or gymnastics moves) to a minimum. Plan your choreography so that the group is always moving in the direction of the parade. 4.SAFETY FIRST: Throwing candy or any other objects endangers children who might dart into the road to retrieve something. If you want to distribute candy/pins/flags, etc. please have people with buckets/bowls walk alongside. 5.CENTER OF THE STREET: There a couple of median dividers that cause the parade to move to the right hand side of the road. Once past the medians, please move back to the center of the road. 6.CONTESTS: We always have judges to assess best floats and Bike Decorating Contest

Canada 150 Day Celebration

Jul 01, 2017 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday! Bring your blankets and claim a spot on the lawn or pick a spot on the amphitheater. If you are interested in volunteering please click here! CANADA DAY SCHEDULE will be posted closer to the date. OTHER ATTRACTIONS:Food and craft vendorsNWT Literacy BookmobileBouncy castlesPhoto BoothLive Musical Performances By entering any City of Yellowknife Special Events venue, you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced. Please advise the photographer in advance if you do not wish to be photographed

The Push for Change

Jul 02, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
• On May 1, 2016, Joe Roberts, former homeless youth turned successful entrepreneur, began pushing a shopping cart across Canada to "pay it forward" and raise awareness and funds to prevent youth homelessness. This national trek started May 1, 2016 from St. John’s Newfoundland and will end September 29, 2017in Vancouver, British Columbia. A 9,000km, 17-month journey. • Walk with Joe and be a part of a National Canadian movement to raise awareness to prevent youth homelessness!! Walk n Talk with Joe in Yellowknife! 1:00pm – 3:00pm 1:00pm: Rally City Hall Yellowknife 1:15pm: Hear Joe’s personal and inspiring message 2:15pm: Walk Starts 3:00pm: End, SideDoor Resource Centre for YOUth 4903-50th Street (Join us @ 3pm for a Community BBQ) TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUSHforCHANGE & FOR MORE INFO,contact IRIS HAMLYN: or text: (867) 447-4673

YKACL Summer Youth Program

Jul 04, 2017 01:30 PM - Aug 25, 2017 04:30 PM
Registration for the 2017 YKACL Summer Youth Program has begun! This free annual program is open to teens and young adults aged 13 to 25 living in Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah. The program starts on July 4 and runs from 1:30pm to 4:30pm weekdays until Aug. 25. Weekly activities are based on the needs, skills and interests of participants. Last year’s group enjoyed a dance workshop, days at the beach, sports, crafts, gardening, field trips and volunteer experiences. Registration deadline is June 23. Call Michael at 920-2644.

Farmers Market

Jul 04, 2017 05:15 PM - 07:15 PM And More Days
Enjoy the Farmers Market every Tuesday from 5:15-7:15 at Somb k'e Civic Plaza. Enjoy the the variety of vendors, entertainment and the great weather. Rain or shine the market runs.