Events

June

Jun 01 Parents of Yellowknife June 1 discussion topic: Bullying – how parents can help their child

Parenting is a tough job but it gets easier when parents share their wisdom and experience with one another!
Parents of Yellowknife (POY) is a new group organized through the Yellowknife Association for Community Living Family and Children’s Services program.
On the first Thursday of each month, moms and dads are invited to meet in the association’s Community Living Centre at 4919 53 St. to discuss parenting strategies and talk about their own struggles and successes.
 

Start Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Association for Community Living
Contact:
Vera Nesbitt - Family and Children’s Services Manager
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-2644

Jun 08 Sing Pop YK

After a resounding success at our first Sing Pop YK event in May, we are excited to come together again on JUNE 8th! 

An open-membership choir event. Lead by Mary Kelly and Brian Weadick, we will practice and perform an iconic pop song in 3-part harmony for the fun of singing. Everyone is welcome. The song will be announced on June 7th at facebook.com/singpopyk

The Elks Bar will be open, and this is a casual, no-pressure environment. 

$10 at the door to join in.

We'll start singing at 7:30, but if you want to socialize and grab a drink before we start, be sure come early! No food downstairs, but Steak Night upstairs (definitly arrive upstairs by 6:30pm if you are planning to eat first!). We should finish singing around 9:30.

Start Date:
Thursday, June 8, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Elk's Club Downstairs
Contact:
Mary Kelly
Contact Phone:
867-444-8341
E-mail Address:

Jun 09 The Foremost Musical Event of the Season

A celebrated duo from New York, Anna Maria Baeza, clarinetist and Joachim Woitun, cellist will be brought to Yellowknife by Classics on Stage Yellowknife, thanks to funding provided by the Festival of the Midnight Sun and the City of Yellowknife.
They will perform a concert on 9th June at 7pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church together with local musicians, Maureen Crotty-Williams, flute, and Barbara Fortin-Clinton, violin and Carmen Braden, piano. The concert will include the Première of a commissioned piece for flute, clarinet and cello composed by local composer, Carmen Braden. Tickets are available from ROY’S or from COSY Board Members.
For more information go to our website at https://cosyyellowknife.com   
 

Start Date:
Friday, June 9, 2017
End Date:
Friday, June 9, 2017
Time:
7 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yellowknife
Contact:
Sue Epp
Contact Phone:
867-444-9137
E-mail Address:

Jun 15 ParticipACTION 150 Play List Tour

Join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday at one of our cross-country tour stops! You can find our crew in Yellowknife at Family Fun Day as we challenge Canadians to complete as many physical activities from the Play List as possible. Stop by to knock a few off your own list, or try a unique featured activity. 

Potato Sack Racing and Tennis events will be held.

Canadians can visit www.participACTION.com/150 for more information, to sign up and win some great prizes!

Stop by to learn more about the 150 Play List, and register at www.participACTION.com/150, track your activities and win some great prizes.  And don’t forget to share photos of your experience on social media with the hashtag #150playlist.

About the ParticipACTION 150 Play List

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, ParticipACTION is creating the ParticipACTION 150 Play List - the ultimate list of all the physical activities that make us Canadian. Throughout 2017 every Canadian, in all communities, schools and workplaces from coast to coast to coast, will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible, track their efforts online and earn rewards along the way. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is a collaborative effort supported by the Government of Canada, premier corporate partners Manulife, Chevrolet and Shaw, the Government of B.C., the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and national media partner Corus. To register or find out more, including details on more than 100 local ParticipACTION Play List events throughout 2017, please visit www.participACTION.com/150.

For more information, please contact:

Start Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time:
8 am - 5 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e Civic Plaza in front of City Hall on 49 Avenue
Contact:
Stacie Smith
Contact Phone:
(416) 910-8112
E-mail Address:

Jun 15 Yay Fusion! Teen Group cookout with friends

Join members of the Yay Fusion! Teen Group for a cookout at Yellowknife River.

Meet together at the Abe Miller Building at 6 p.m.

Yay Fusion! is an inclusive teen group designed for youth aged 13-18 with or without special needs. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers.

Start Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Daron Letts
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-2644
E-mail Address:
Website:

Jun 16 East Coast Garden Party

We all know that the best parties just happen. In Newfoundland, this usually happens in the kitchen and if too many friends show up, you get moved to outside, hence the Garden.

We add elements of the East by bringing in fresh seafood, having the kids entertained at the kid’s zone and what outdoor party would be complete without beer gardens!

Together with the Main Stage, V.I.P. Stage and second stage in the beer gardens ands so much more.

♪♫● Nine Fantastic East Coast Bands
♪♫● Molson Canadian Beer Garden
♪♫● The Kid’s Zone – jam packed with bouncing castles and rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos, carnival games and horse & wagon rides. Also, back by popular demand, will be Safari Jeff's reptile show.
♪♫● East Coast Merchandise
♪♫● Traditional Food
♪♫● Ball Tournament

Performers Include:

-Who Made Who, A Tribute to AC/DC

-Classified

-St. James Gate

-Derina Harvey Band

-Trooper
-Dallas Smith
-The Trews


 

Start Date:
Friday, June 16, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time:
5 pm - 10:15 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Multiplex Arena Grounds
Contact Phone:
780-533-3360

Jun 16 YKACL Young Adults Group photography scavenger hunt

Join members of the YKACL Young Adults Group for a photography scavenger hunt!

Meet together at the Abe Miller Building at 6:30 p.m.

The YKACL Young Adults Group is an inclusive teen group designed for youth aged 19-30 with or without special needs. We meet twice per month to have fun and socialize with peers.

Start Date:
Friday, June 16, 2017
End Date:
Friday, June 16, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Abe Miller Building
Contact:
Daron Letts
Contact Phone:
(867) 920-2644
E-mail Address:
Website:

Jun 17 Saxifrage Studio Summer Art Program: Summer Art Lab 101 (Ages 6 -12)

Cost $225
Drawing inspiration from some of the most revolutionary artists of all time like Picasso, Miro and Pollock we will explore abstract expressionism, cubism, and surrealist-automatism techniques in art making. Budding artists will get to experiment and play with some pretty cool artistic mediums and tools to produce some pretty amazing artistic creations.

Important Art Camp Information

Day camp runs from Monday to Friday. Camp begins at 9:00am (drop off is between8:30 -9:00am) and runs until 4:00pm (pick up is between 4:00-4:30pm) A typical day will include: a morning excursion, picnic lunch, free play and an afternoon in studio art lesson

Requirements: Good walking shoes, small backpack, a snack, a picnic lunch, a water bottle, and appropriate painting/hiking clothes


Provided: All art materials, including portable easel and sketchpad and the occasional summer treat!


To Register: I accept E-Transfer, cheque and cash. Please make cheque payable to ‘Tracey Bryant’

Start Date:
Saturday, June 17, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time:
9 am - 16:00 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5507 47th Street (off school draw)
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
Contact Phone:
445-8302
E-mail Address:

Jun 20 NWT Riders Association Midnight Sun Show n' Shine

Midnight Motorcycle Ride to follow.
Registration is $20 and vehicle set-up is from 5-7pm.
Shine up those wheels for a chance to win draw prizes (no judging)!
Open to the public so come check out the vehicles, BarBQ, and silent auction.
Proceeds to benefit the NWT SPCA.

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time:
5-9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5024 51 Street (whole block)
Contact:
Robin Weber
E-mail Address:

Jun 20 Festival on Franklin

Festival on Franklin was launched June 21 2016, the premise of the event was to revitalize the Yellowknife Down Town core bringing merchants and patrons together to celebrate the summer solstice.

It features food trucks, kids activities, live music, charities, art culture, dance and great company are all the things are offer. For more information you can contact the directors at festivalonfranklin@gmail.com
 

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time:
5 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Franklin Avenue in the downtown core

Jun 20 The NWT Riders Association’s Annual Midnight Sun Truck, Car and Motorcycle Show & Shine

Midnight Motorcycle Ride to follow.
Registration is $20 and vehicle set-up is from 6-7pm.
Shine up those wheels for a chance to win draw prizes (no judging)!
Open to the public so come check out the vehicles, live band, BarBQ, and silent auction.
Proceeds to benefit the NWT SPCA.

Start Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
End Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
YK Community Arena Parking Lot
Contact:
Robin Weber
E-mail Address:

Jun 25 Music at the Museum

This will be the last chance of the season to enjoy one of the free concerts of classical music put on by Classics on Stage Yellowknife (Cosy) on the last Sunday of the Month from September to June.

Everyone is welcome!

Start Date:
Sunday, June 25, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time:
3 pm - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Contact Phone:
867-444-9137
E-mail Address:

Jun 26 Saxifrage Studio Summer Art Program: Artistic Explorers (Ages 6-12)

Cost: $285
Drawing inspiration from Canadian artists such as Emily Carr, Tom Thompson and the ‘Famous Group of Seven’ we will venture into the wilds around Yellowknife to capture the sub arctic terrain with our drawing tools and paint.

 

Important Art Camp Information

Day camp runs from Monday to Friday. Camp begins at 9:00am (drop off is between8:30 -9:00am) and runs until 4:00pm (pick up is between 4:00-4:30pm) A typical day will include: a morning excursion, picnic lunch, free play and an afternoon in studio art lesson

Requirements:
Good walking shoes, small backpack, a snack, a picnic lunch, a water bottle, and appropriate painting/hiking clothes
Provided: All art materials, including portable easel and sketchpad and the occasional summer treat!
Camp base: 5507 47th Street (off school draw)
To Register: I accept E-Transfer, cheque and cash. Please make cheque payable to
‘Tracey Bryant’

Start Date:
Monday, June 26, 2017
End Date:
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time:
9 am - 4 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
5507 47th Street (off school draw)
Contact:
Tracey Bryant
Contact Phone:
445-8302
E-mail Address: