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May
31

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

May 31, 2019 09:00 AM - Jun 16, 2019 09:00 PM
The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is bringing communities together with physical activity! Learn how Yellowknife could win $20,000 or even $150,000 to go towards physical activity initiatives and be crowned Canada’s Most Active Community! From May 31st through June 16th 2019, the City of Yellowknife will be hosting a number of free recreation events over lunch hour and weekends, and we are also seeking sports groups that are willing to host their own free drop in events any time to help residents add up their hours. www.yellowknife.ca/communitybetter
Jun
01

YKACL Teen Summer Program Early Bird Registration June 1st-30th

Jun 01, 2019 08:30 AM - Jun 30, 2019 05:00 PM
The 2019 YKACL Teen Summer Program runs from 1:30pm-4:30pm weekdays through July and August. Early Bird Registration opens June 1st. Teens and young adults aged 13-21 are encouraged to register in June, but registration remains open throughout the program. Young people with or without a disability are welcome! This year’s schedule features indoor and outdoor sports, dance classes, field trips to the beach and pool, hands-on workshops, yoga, a canoe trip and plenty of other novel summer experiences. There is no cost to register or participate. Participants may choose to attend every weekday or decide what days work for them. For example, a participant may choose to attend one day per week while another may attend daily, except on a day or two when they take a break for a family holiday. For more information, please contact Michael or Vera at 920-2644 or email inclusion2@ykacl.ca Hope to see you there!
Jun
14

Longshadow New Music Festival

Jun 14, 2019 07:00 PM - Jun 16, 2019 03:00 PM
The inaugural Longshadow New Music Festival will be held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on June 14 - 16, 2019. Held near the summer solstice, when the sun only sets for a short time, the Longshadow New Music Festival celebrates the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, in particular the music of Canadians. This first year of the Festival focuses on percussion and big-band jazz! Ideas about improvisation, composition, performance, collaboration, the soundscape, acoustic ecology, field recording will be explored during the Festival. Carmen Braden’s music company Black Ice Sound will be organizing the festival, with Carmen leading as Artistic Director. Two concerts at NACC will feature guest ensembles and instrumentalists from Alberta, local performers, and a world premiere composition by NWT fiddler Wesley Hardisty performed by Andrea Bettger. Two soundwalks will allow participants to explore the soundscape of Yellowknife’s old town at two different times - under the midnight sun and the noonday sun. Two free workshops will allow community musicians and interested audience members to explore improvisation, composition, and contemporary music. www.longshadowmusic.com For more information, contact Carmen Braden, Artistic Director carmen@blackicesound.com 867-445-8607
Jun
18

YKACL Lumpia & Pansit sale (Filipino-style egg rolls and fried noodles with veggies)

Jun 18, 2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM And More Days
PHILIPPINE CUISINE goes on sale in front of the Abe Miller Building (4912 53rd St.) during the 2019 Farmers Market season (Tuesdays from June 4 to Sept. 17). Skills Training Facilitator Lian Vilan will lead YKACL clients through the steps to create Lumpia and Pansit (Filipino-style fried egg rolls and fried noodles with veggies). The dishes will be available for $10 a plate on market days from 5pm-7pm (or while supplies last). Lumpia with pork, chicken or beans and vegetables will be available for $1 each. Special orders will be accepted one week ahead for 5pm Tuesday pickup. Proceeds from the food sales will be paid as wages to clients who help prepare the food.
Jun
19

Book Talk | Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Jun 19, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Marcello Di Cintio's book, Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, reveals life in contemporary Palestine as seen through the lens of Palestine's literary community. Part travelogue and part journey through literature and history, Pay No Heed to the Rockets offers a glimpse of Palestinian life rarely seen on the news. Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Di Cintio's writing has been published in The Walrus, Canadian Geographic, The International New York Times, The Globe & Mail, and Afar. He lives in Calgary. Join Di Cintio for a lunch hour reading and discussion. Wednesday, June 19 | Noon - 1pm Library Meeting Room
Jun
19

YKACL Parent & Family Night

Jun 19, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
The next Parent & Family Night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, beginning at 7pm in the Abe Miller Building (4912 53rd Street). The monthly event offers an opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals with disabilities to drop in for casual conversation with other family members. If you require on-site childcare, please RSVP to 920-2644.
Jun
20

Special Citizenship Ceremony to honour National Indigenous History Month

Jun 20, 2019 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Join us for a special citizenship ceremonto honour National Indigenous History Month! On behalf of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), you’re invited to witness a citizenship ceremony at the Chief Drygeese Centre. The ICC’s citizenship ceremonies celebrate Canada’s newest citizens and offer unique opportunities to reflect on being Canadian. Roundtable discussions take place for about an hour and are facilitatated by community leaders. Following the roundtable discussions, you’re invited to stay for the citizenship ceremony, followed by a reception with refreshments and cake. Thursday June 20th, 2019 Chief Drygeese Centre 1:00 – 1:15 - Opening Remarks 1:15- 2:00 – Roundtable Discussion 2:00 – 3:00 – Ceremony 3:00-3:30 – Reception
Jun
20

YKACL Youth Groups enjoy the Festival on Franklin

Jun 20, 2019 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
YOUNG PEOPLE with or without a disability are invited to join the YAY Fusion! Teen Group and the YKACL Young Adults Group at 5pm on Thursday, June 20, at the Abe Miller Building (4912 53rd Street) to explore the Festival on Franklin together! The event will end at 8pm at the Abe Miller Building. The teen group welcomes residents aged 13-18 years and the young adults group welcomes young people aged 19-30. Please RSVP to Michael at 920-2644.
Jun
20

Midnight Sun Show & Shine and Ride

Jun 20, 2019 06:00 PM - Jun 21, 2019 12:30 AM
Midnight Sun Show & Shine and Ride happens every year on June 20, the Summer Solstice and longest day of the year. Exact locations may vary, but luckily Yellowknife isn’t THAT big! Stop by and show off your ride, or just see the ones on display and help support the NWT SPCA. The following day is a statutory holiday in the Northwest Territories so lots to see and do, stay for the weekend, play midnight golf, go fishing, check out the Great Slave Lake!
Jun
21

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Jun 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
North Slave Metis Alliance Free Of Charge Fish Fry & Stage Show 12 – 5 pm Live Entertainment with a mix of Cultural Music and Dance Metis Jiggers, Fiddler, Inuit (Throat Singing), Musician’s Vocal Artists & First Nations (Dene Drummers) Traditional Foods - White Fish, Bannock, Corn-on-the-cob and Beans Aboriginal Arts & Crafts Tables – Beading, Birch Bark Baskets & Hair Tufting, Painting and Carving
Jun
21

Babies Create With Paints

Jun 21, 2019 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Children ages 6 months to 2 years old are invited to drop in and create a masterpiece for the Library! When: Friday, June 21 from 2-5 pm Saturday, June 22 from 10-1 pm Where: Children’s Area of Library Cost: Free 1 canvas per child will be provided. The Library will exhibit the works of art from July to October. Drop-in during the above times but please note that cutoff time for the last sitting to paint is ½ hr before the end time of the program. This will be a very messy program, please dress accordingly.
Jun
22

Babies Create With Paints

Jun 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Children ages 6 months to 2 years old are invited to drop in and create a masterpiece for the Library! When: Friday, June 21 from 2-5 pm Saturday, June 22 from 10-1 pm Where: Children’s Area of Library Cost: Free 1 canvas per child will be provided. The Library will exhibit the works of art from July to October. Drop-in during the above times but please note that cutoff time for the last sitting to paint is ½ hr before the end time of the program. This will be a very messy program, please dress accordingly.
Jun
22

Great Slave Sailing Club Open House and BBQ

Jun 22, 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cruise on down to the Great Slave Sailing Club for an afternoon of fun on the water. Come out and kick off the summer season of sailing and family fun on the shores of Great Slave Lake. Take a cruise in a sailing dinghy with one of our instructors. Bring the whole family and have fun in the bouncy castle or take a tour of our boatyard. Come out and learn more about sailing. Enjoy a free BBQ and meet club members. Join our sailing family as we launch the new season!
Jun
25

Bag Lunch Book Club | The Library Book

Jun 25, 2019 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Join us in the library meeting room at the end of every month for the Bag Lunch Book Club! Bring your lunch and discuss a great title from our book club collection. The title for June is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out. Last Tuesday of Every Month Library Meeting Room Noon - 1pm
Jun
25

YKACL Lumpia & Pansit sale (Filipino-style egg rolls and fried noodles with veggies)

Jun 25, 2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM And More Days
PHILIPPINE CUISINE goes on sale in front of the Abe Miller Building (4912 53rd St.) during the 2019 Farmers Market season (Tuesdays from June 4 to Sept. 17). Skills Training Facilitator Lian Vilan will lead YKACL clients through the steps to create Lumpia and Pansit (Filipino-style fried egg rolls and fried noodles with veggies). The dishes will be available for $10 a plate on market days from 5pm-7pm (or while supplies last). Lumpia with pork, chicken or beans and vegetables will be available for $1 each. Special orders will be accepted one week ahead for 5pm Tuesday pickup. Proceeds from the food sales will be paid as wages to clients who help prepare the food.