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The Friends of the Gallery Society is responsible for developing the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, and for encouraging and promoting the visual arts in the Yukon.


Become an art-friend

The Friends of the Gallery Society is responsible for developing the Yukon Permanent Art Collection, and for encouraging and promoting the visual arts in the Yukon.

If you want to learn more about the Friends of the Gallery, or you’re interested in getting involved, attend the AGM at the Yukon Arts Centre Green Room on Monday October 24 from 5:15 to 7 p.m.

All current and potential members are welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

And for those who can’t physically make it, teleconferencing is available.

Please phone Garnet Muething to make arrangements: 667-5858 or

Art for artists

The upcoming Art Talk at the Old Firehall on Thursday October 27 looks at art and subversion.

Two films about two female artists – photographer Francesca Woodman and corrupted rug-hooker Nancy Edell – and the fate of their unconventional art after their deaths, will be screened. There will also be a panel discussion with one of the filmmakers, former Yukoner Kirby Hammond. The talk starts at 7:30 p.m. and is $10 at the door.


Pass it around…

Yukon’s Health Promotions and Educational Theatre is touring the territory with its newest production: Wake and Bake. The four-character play will be performed mainly in schools and community centres but is, in no means, kiddy stuff. This well-written play talks bluntly to Yukon’s youth about their own experiences with drugs, alcohol and even prostitution. It will be at Tantalus School in Carmacks on October 24 at 10 a.m., at J.V. Clarke School in Mayo at 1:15 p.m. on October 25, Eliza Van Bibber School in Pelly Crossing at

1:15 p.m. on October 26, Del Van Gorder School in Faro at 1:30 p.m. on October 27, at the school in Ross River at 1 p.m. on October 28, at Porter Creek in Whitehorse at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m on November 1, at the Old Firehall in Whitehorse at 1:30 and 7 p.m. on November 2 and again at 9:30 a.m. on November 3 and it will finish the Whitehorse leg at FH Collins at 2 p.m. on November 4 before heading up to the Odd Fellows Hall in Dawson City at 1 and 7 p.m. on November 7 and finally Old Crow on November 8.

Laughing at death

Six teens in a chamber choir die in a roller coaster accident.

They come back to life for one chance to sing the song they’ve always wanted to sing.

It’s a musical. It’s funny. It’s Ride the Cyclone.

The latest Atomic Vaudevill production has already toured the East and now the Victoria-based theatre company is coming up north to give us a hint at what keeps those West Coasters so happy. Come out and see for yourself.

Ride the Cyclone is at the Arts Centre from Wednesday October 26 to Friday October 28 for $29. All shows start at 8 p.m.


Northern words

Thirteen Arctic Fellows from across the North (hailing from Old Crow, Yukon in the west to Makkovik, Labrador, in the east) will convene in Whitehorse on Friday, October 21 to discuss the North’s future.

Topics range from water, to language, health and resource development and the gathering will last from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MacBride Museum.

The Jane Glassco Arctic Fellowships is a program of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, created to recognize and support motivated Canadians from across the Far North, particularly aboriginal northerners, in the early stages of their careers, as they deepen their understanding of important issues facing their region and develop policy ideas to help address them.

Pull out that old pink … whatever

The BC/Yukon region of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is daring individuals, businesses, schools or groups to Get Pink’d!

They have proclaimed October 27 a “wear pink day” in support of a future without breast cancer.

Get Pink’d! is an opportunity for participants to break away from their regular attire and take part in a positive initiative in support of women and families living with breast cancer. For a minimum $5 donation, participants will receive a button to wear in combination with their own levels of pink – no sequins, polka-dots, high heels or hats will be turned away! Go to to register, or contact Nicola Houston at or 604.683.2873. You can also visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Region at for more, local, information.

Occupy Yukon?

Armine Yalnizyan is a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and is one of the author’s of The Growing Gap, a ground-breaking report on income inequality in Canada.

He will be speaking out, in Whitehorse at the CYO Hall on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Steele Street on Thursday October 20 at 7 p.m. Come out to listen to this enthusiastic speaker and maybe get a better sense about what all those protests are about. Contact Kristina Craig at the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, 334.9317, or Poverty and Homelessness Action Week co-ordinator Tracey Wallace at 335.4054 for more details.

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