Events

September

Sep 03 Project Potluck

This is a community potluck/picnic to celebrate what makes our community unique and wonderful through food and conversation. It is being thrown together by caring community members. Yellowknife Online was asked to help promote it. 

So what is #ProjectPotluck?

The idea of #ProjectPotluck came from Calgary based chef Julie Van Rosendaal who was tired of the negative imagery constantly being shown in the news and online and wanted to show something positive and have it spread far and wide instead. And show that love is more powerful than hate. She explained it this way on her Facebook Page Dinner with Julie: 

"Wouldn’t it be great if we could combat all the images of angry torch-bearing racists with images of people carrying casseroles? And curries and baklava and pie — to a backyard barbecue or picnic? To have peaceful pluralist potlucks and picnics everywhere, and use those garden torches to illuminate conversation and real connection? To gather people in our communities and spread the message that bigotry and hate are unacceptable, that love wins — and brings pie?"

How do I get involved?

This event is simple. Everyone is welcome. If you can, pack a picnic or a potluck dish of your own liking you want to share, find a patch of grass, a picnic table, a park bench, or bring your own table, chairs or lawn chair. Then simply wander, mingle, chat, eat, see what others have brought, share, trade and learn some things. If you can't bring anything, come anyway.

This event is about making positive connections with other community members, celebrating with them, enjoying some food and showing that hate is unacceptable and love wins.

Things you might want to bring:

- Shareable potluck or picnic dish - As much or as little as you can
- Reusable plates and cutlery
- Picnic blanket
- Lawn chair
- Foldable table
- Garden Torch (to spur conversation - not to be lit or stuck in park grass) 

To understand more about this project, read the post found here:https://www.facebook.com/dinnerwithjulie/posts/1572289509512577 

Later in the evening at Somba K'e Civic Plaza will be the City of Yellowknife's first Movie in the Park event, featuring the family movie Trolls. The movie will start between 7:30-8pm.

Start Date:
Sunday, September 3, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time:
12 am - 3 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Somba K'e Park

Sep 07 Sing Pop YK

Sing Pop YK events are open-membership sing-a-longs lead by Mary Kelly and Brian Weadick.  We will learn, practice and record an iconic pop song in 3-part harmony for the fun of singing. Everyone is welcome and no music knowledge or experience is required.

Start Date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time:
7 - 10 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Elk's Lodge, Downstairs
E-mail Address:

Sep 09 Susan Aglukark performance

An Inuk from Arviat, Nunavut, Susan Aglukark has been walking between two worlds. Her story is an important one to recall on Canada’s 150th anniversary.
 
She was a rare and exotic presence in the mainstream music world – an Inuk woman, a modern woman, a strong woman with something important to say is sometimes very rare in the entertainment industry — and Susan embodies pure, graceful honesty and strength. As her songs climbed the charts, her stories and her candor about the struggles of Aboriginal communities, and her bravery as she opened up about her own anger and struggle, won her an audience beyond that of most pop artists.
 
Aglukark’s musical success is even more interesting when you realize she didn’t start her career until she was 24. With no modern musical orthodoxy to draw on, Aglukark was free to respond to the sounds and styles that touched or motivated or inspired her. 
 
The appeal of her music is that in an era where the most popular music is often less relevant than style or mood, her lyrics are where she lives. 
 
Beyond the national stage

The list of people she has performed before include: Queen Elizabeth (twice), prime ministers Jean Chrétien and Brian Mulroney, French president Jacques Chirac, Nelson Mandela and former governor general Adrienne Clarkson. 
She has earned three Juno Awards, the first ever Aboriginal Achievement Award in arts and entertainment, a Canadian Country Music Association Rising Star Award, a Native American Music Award and a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award. 

 

Cost: Tickets Adult $35 Senior/ Youth $25 Discounts for season pass  holders! Inquire at box office!

Start Date:
Saturday, September 9, 2017
End Date:
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
E-mail Address:

Sep 18 Café Daughter


Yvette Wong is a girl of mixed heritage growing up in Saskatchewan in the 1950s. Her father is Chinese and he runs a small-town café. Her mother is Cree. When Yvette is 10, her mother extracts a promise from her: that she never tell anyone she is Cree. Yvette holds this secret close to her heart – until the moment she can no longer hide her heritage from herself. Based on the true story of Sen. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck – also a neuroscientist – Café Daughter is the powerful, funny and touching tale of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage. 
 
This Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre play was written by Cree playwright Kenneth T. Williams and stars Northerner Tiffany Ayalik, also a 2017 Juno winner of Indigenous Album of the Year for her part in Quantum Tangle’s Tiny Hands.
 
The Yellowknife-born Inuk woman studied acting at Red Deer College and at the University of Alberta to graduate with a BFA in acting. As for why she was chosen for this performance, director Lisa C. Ravensbergen said she wanted someone who she trusted to embody the character. This show has been performed nationally.
 

Start Date:
Monday, September 18, 2017
End Date:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time:
7:30 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Contact Phone:
(867) 873-4950

Sep 28 Jessica McVicker presents: ‘Now You See Me’

 

Please join us as Jessica McVicker presents an autobiographical art show and discussion about abuse and healing.

Please join us as Jessica McVicker presents an autobiographical art show and discussion about abuse and healing.

 

Start Date:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
End Date:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time:
7 - 9 pm
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Sep 29 Yellowknife Search and Rescue Basic Searcher Training

Yellowknife Search & Rescue will offer basic searcher training over two weekends, in class training and camping out on the land.
You will learn skills in map reading, compass, GPS, Grid Search, Radio Operation.
You will learn how to survive on the land,
You will acquire formal search & rescue accredition 
There is also a drop-in information session on Wednesday September 27, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Arctic Response for those with questions.

Start Date:
Friday, September 29, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time:
Held over two Weekends: September 29 - Oct 1 and Oct 6 - 8.
Community:
Yellowknife
Where:
Location will be announced to participants
Contact:
Tom Girrior
Contact Phone:
867-446-3377
E-mail Address:
Website: