Join Yukon’s NDP to watch a broadcast of Jack Layton’s funeral on Saturday. It’s at the Town Hall conference room of the Gold Rush Inn. Doors are open at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
Tonight, author David Neufeld reads from his book, The Chilkoot Trail, in the Coles parking
lot across from Canadian Tire. It starts at 7 p.m.
A heavy metal festival is being held this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Shipyard’s Park. Featuring Bushwacker, Cervexecution, Rad Badical, Livin’ in Thought, Kyruel and Psychic Weatherman. Free show, all ages. Donations will help repair the Sternwheeler Village playground.
Brave New Words
For your dose of spoken word and freestyle poetry, the next Brave New Words will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at Baked Cafe, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission by donation.
Bluesman Ryan McNally launches his new CD, Down Home, on Friday, September 2 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The new album’s tone is said to take “sounds from the deep South layered with swinging riffs, swampy beats and visceral lyrics.” McNally’s joined by bassist Rob Bergman, Lonnie Powell on drums and George McConkey on harmonica. Tickets are $20.
Burgers for Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon are flipping burgers this Saturday at the Weenie Wagon on Industrial and Quartz Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half of the proceeds will go to helping kids in mentoring programs.
Walk for ALS
On Sunday, September 25 join the third annual Whitehorse Walk for ALS at Shipyards Park. Registration is at noon. The five-kilometre walk starts at 1 p.m. All welcome. Proceeds support research of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and to support patients.
Manu Keggenhoff’s feature show Facing the Elements is currently on at the Copper Moon Gallery. Keggenhoff has put her own unique twist on the northern climate and our ever-changing weather. The exhibition of landscape photography focuses on capturing abandoned historic artifacts in the northern wilderness. The painting-like character of her photographs is not to be missed. The show continues until the end of the month.
Colour clay creations
Lara Melnik’s polymer clay creations continue to be shown at the Chocolate Claim until the end of August.
Warmup for the big relay
The annual Chocolate Claim Pre-Skagway 10 Miler is this Sunday. The race starts at the Rotary Peace Park at 10 a.m. Registration at 9:30 a.m. It’s $5 for Athletics Yukon members and $10 for non-members.
Yukon’s VeloNorth Cycling Club has decided to extend the season with two more races. The first will be a 25-kilometre individual time trial on the North Klondike Highway on Sunday at 11 a.m. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Hot Springs Road and the North Klondike Highway. The following race will be the second Skagway Hill Climb this season, taking place September 4.
Parks Canada is holding an open house at Dredge No. 4 on Saturday at Dawson City. Parks staff have spent the past two years restoring the national historic site. Visitors will be treated to a behind-the-scenes peak at construction work. It’s from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pelly Crossing campus opens
Yukon College’s new campus building in Pelly Crossing opens on Sunday. MP Ryan Leef, Senator Dan Lang, Education Minister Patrick Rouble and Yukon College president Karen Barnes will all be present. It’s from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
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