The real world
Wake and Bake draws from the real life experiences of Yukon youth who are struggling with addictions and substance abuse.
The show features an all-star cast including PJ Prudat (who performed this spring in the knockout play, Cafe Daughter); Caili Steel; Manesh Sharma and Vanessa Marshak.
The play is written by Yukoner Dean Eyre and directed by Arlin McFarlane.
Wake and Bake will be touring through many Yukon communities this fall.
There will be two more Whitehorse shows for the public at: The Nakwataku Potlatch House, Thursday October 20, 6 p.m. and The Old Fire Hall Wed November 2, 7 p.m.
Here is the schedule for the Yukon tour:
October 14 – Haines Junction, St. Elias School, 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
October 17 – Watson Lake, Watson Lake Secondary School, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
October 18 – Teslin, Teslin School, 2 p.m.
October 19 – Whitehorse, Vanier, 1:15 p.m.
October 20 – Whitehorse, Nakwataku Potlatch House, 6 p.m.
October 24 – Carmacks, Tantalus School,10.a.m.
October 25 – Mayo, J.V. Clarke School, 1:15 p.m.
October 26 – Pelly Crossing, Eliza Van Bibber School, 1:15 p.m.
October 27 – Faro, Del Van Gorder School, 1:30 p.m.
October 28 – Ross River, Ross River School, 1 p.m.
November 1 – Whitehorse, Porter Creek School, 10 a.m., 1:15 p.m.
November 2 – Whitehorse, Old Fire Hall, 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
November 3 – Whitehorse, Old Fire Hall, 9:30 a.m.
November 4 – Whitehorse, FH Collins, 2 p.m.
November 7 – Dawson City, Odd Fellows Hall, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
November 8 – Old Crow, location and time TBA
Nightwood Editions, Yukon College and the Whitehorse Poetry Society present a book launch with Jamella Hagen, author of the new book Kerosene at The Old Fire Hall Friday, October 14 at 7 p.m. There will be a reading, refreshments and a book signing. Book sales will be handled by Mac’s Fireweed Books. Admission is free.
North End Gallery, 118-1116 1st Ave, is hosting an artist demonstration with local jewellery artist Candice Ball of Dilcet Designs. The event will take place at the gallery Saturday, October 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ball will showcase her unique take on crafting jewelry from a variety of media.
Prepare for the fun
The annual Ski and Winter Gear Swap happens this Saturday, from
9 a.m. to noon in the Grey Mountain Room at the Mt McIntyre Recreation Centre.
Drop gear, in advance, on Friday, October 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. As a major fundraiser for the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club, this is a chance to clean out your closet of used but good quality cross-country, snowboard, downhill, backcountry, hockey, figure skating and camping equipment.
Sellers get 80 per cent of the selling price, the ski club gets 15 per cent, and five per cent goes to GST. Coffee and snacks are available as a fundraiser for Cross Country Yukon on Saturday morning. Information tables will also be hosted by Cross Country Yukon, Biathlon Yukon, Snowboard Yukon, Up North Adventures, Coast Mountain Sports, and Icycle Sports.
Organizers are asking Ski Swap visitors to bring a non-perishable food item which can be dropped at the door. For more information, please go to xcskiwhitehorse.ca or call 668-4477.
Yukon landscape painter John Boivin had to dig a bit deeper into his colour drawer for his latest exhibition, abandoning the usual greens, blues and blacks for golds, aquas and purples.
The show, Fleeting Colours, features the colours of the changing seasons in Yukon – from purple-blue spring lupins to the autumn yellow-browns of fall willows.
“The idea of Fleeting Colours was to try to capture the transient glory that is the Yukon, the ‘now-it’s-here-now-it’s-gone’ nature of the natural phenomenon that surround us,” he says. “I’d go out and sketch some lupins or dogwoods – then when I’d go back a few days later they’d have withered.
“In a way it was going back to the future,” he says. “I started painting flowers 20 years ago. When I took up acrylics I just didn’t have the brush or colour skills for fine, detailed work.
“Now I’m getting to the point in my experience where I can capture that again. It’s been really exciting and rewarding to put together this show.”
The show opens this evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery, 210 Industrial Road. It continues until October 25.
“From Yorkshire to Yukon”
A dynamic new collection of art from Simon James Gilpin, who recently moved to the Yukon from the United Kingdom, is on view at Copper Moon Gallery. His landscapes trace his journey to the “wild” of the Yukon from out of the distant, more-tame nature of England. The show runs until November 2.
As well, new paintings by Alice Park-Spurr
and new pottery by Larry Duguay have just arrived at the gallery.
Copper Moon Gallery can be found at 3 Glacier Place in McCrae, just south of town.
Wild, wacky and winging it
Enjoy two nights of improv on the Guild stage Friday the 14 and Saturday the 15. Join Anthony Trombetta, Winluck Wong, Erica Bigland and Brian Fidler for an evening of ramshackle experiments, games, scenes and utter nonsense that will warm you up as the snow comes on.
A short scene from the next show, ‘80s Improv, will also be featured.
Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door.
For more info contact Brian Fidler at email@example.com.
Canada World Youth
On Monday the city of Whitehorse be joining over 130 municipalities across Canada in proclaiming October 17 to 23 Canada World Youth Week. The proclamations are part of efforts to recognize and celebrate the 40th anniversary of Canada World Youth, a non-profit youth leadership organization founded in 1971.
Whitehorse is currently hosting 18 CWY participants from Ukraine and across Canada. They invite all past and current members of the CWY family, as well as interested youth and the general public, to join them for a Canada World Youth 40th Anniversary “Ukrainian-style” Gala. It is taking place at Yukon College in the cafeteria on Tuesday, October 18. There will be cultural performances, guest speakers, and Ukrainian food for all. The event is free and open to everyone. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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