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May 2019

YKACL YOUTH GROUPS Cooking Workshop (Stir fry and Filipino-style spring rolls!)

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abe Miller Building NWT Canada
Free

The YKACL Youth Groups invite teens and young adults to join members for a cooking workshop from 6pm-8:30pm on Friday, May 24. Meet at the Abe Miller Building at 6pm (4912 53rd Street.) The group will make chicken stir fry and Filipino-style spring rolls! YKACL’s two youth groups meet twice monthly and always encourage new participants to get involved!| The Young Adults Group welcomes young people aged 19 to 29 and the Yay Fusion! Teen Group welcomes teens aged 13…

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YELLOWKNIFE SEARCH & RESCUE NEEDS VOLUNTEER GROUND SEARCHERS

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 4:00 pm
Arctic Response Yellowknife, NT Canada

There is an information session on May 22, 7 - 9 pm at Arctic Response, on Old Airport Road. (in the mall across from Robinson's Trucking) YKSAR will offer basic searcher training over 2 weekends end of May. May 24 weekend will be in-class training.  May 31 weekend will be in the field overnight. If you are interested in helping our community search for lost/missing persons, come train. You will learn skills in map reading, compass, GPS, grid search, radio…

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Baby Brian Weadick – Talk with the Honky Tonk Psychiatrist

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern Arts & Cultural Centre, 4701 - 52nd Avenue
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N7 Canada
$15

Northern Scene Series: Talk with the Honky Tonk Psychiatrist, Brian Weadick. _____ Performing never before heard songs from his upcoming record. Affectionately known as Baby Brian, he performs rich guitar based compositions, reflecting the folk and country balladry which filled his infant ears. Hailing from Yellowknife, NT, by way of Bridgeport, ON, his songs marry tradition with a resolve to will impossibilities into reality, all in a honey-dipped croonin’ drawl, for the sake of the song. His forthcoming debut record,…

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Seventh Annual YK Grand Prix 2019

May 25
Free

It's that time of year again!! Registration for the Seventh Annual YK Grand Prix 2019 is now open!! If you are interested in racing email your contact info along with your child's info to admin@nwtdc.net

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Friendships in the North

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library Meeting Room, 2nd floor - Centre Square Mall 5022 49 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3R8 Canada
Free

Friendships in the North! Living in a small town can be tough, especially when your friends move away. Discover new ways to keep in touch with friends when they move, strengthen your friendships in town, and make new friends. Three workshops (no registration required): Saturday, May 4 Saturday, May 25 Saturday, June 29 1pm - 2pm in the Library Meeting Room  This program is best suited for ages 4 - 7. The program will be led by Raven Mutford!

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Johnny Cole – Meet Me at the Rex

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Northern Arts & Cultural Centre, 4701 - 52nd Avenue
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N7 Canada
$15

A musical journey from France to Yellowknife. Johnny Cole "Meet me at the Rex" is a musical based on the stories of how Norm Glowach's ancestors came to Canada and settled in Yellowknife in 1940. Part of Northern Scene Series. Tickets $15 Show starts 7:30pm.

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Vanishing Past: Archeology of the Beaufort Sea Coast in Peril

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum Auditorium Yellowknife, Canada
Free

PWNHC's visiting researcher Dr Mike O’Rourke will present on how climate change is dramatically impacting coastal regions of the western Arctic. Mike will speak about how he engages with communities to decide what actions can be taken.

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Flash: 5 Minutes of Fame

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Javaroma, 5201 50th Ave
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3S9 Canada
FREE

NorthWords NWT is excited to invite you to the unofficial opening of this year’s Literary Festival! At this coffee house open mic event, you are invited to read your stories, poems, spoken word, and creative non-fiction. You will have the stage for 5 minutes to do with as you please! There will also be a featured performance by this year’s festival guest, the award-winning poet Billy-Ray Belcourt. Join us at Javaroma with MC Myranda Bolstad. All ages are welcome! 7:00…

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Community Coffee Break

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until August 30, 2019

Yellowknife Public Library, Centre Square Mall
Yellowknife, NWT X1A 2N5 Canada
Free

Join us at the library the last Friday of the month for a community coffee break. Stop by to enjoy a cup of coffee, visit with other library patrons, pick up some books, register for programs, and meet the staff! Last Friday of the month 3pm - 4pm May - August

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YKACL YOUTH GROUPS picnic at Fred Henne Territorial Park!

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abe Miller Building, 4912 53rd Street
Yellowknife, NWT Canada
Free

Food and fun is the theme of the YKACL Youth Groups gathering on May 31st, when the young people will host a picnic at Fred Henne Territorial Park. Meet at the Abe Miller Building at 6pm for this event. Pick up will be at the Abe Miller Building at 8:30pm. The Yay Fusion! Teen Group welcomes residents aged 13-18 years and the YKACL Young Adults Group welcomes young people aged 19-30. Please RSVP to Michael at 920-2644.

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Gala

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
NACC, 4701 52 ave
$20

The NorthWords Writers Festival is pleased to present its 14th annual NorthWords Gala. This year, for the first time, the Gala will take place at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre in Yellowknife on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 pm. The Gala is a celebration of the best of Northern and Canadian writers, and this year for the first time, also features northern musicians. Throat singer, Tanya Roach, Canadian Folk Music Awards (2018) nominee, Andrea Bettger and musician/writer Pat Braden…

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June 2019

YKACL Summer Youth Program Early Bird Registration June 1-30

June 1
Abe Miller Building, 4912 53rd Street
Yellowknife, NWT Canada
Free

The 2019 YKACL Teen Summer Program runs from 1:30pm-4:30pm weekdays through July and August. Early Bird Registration opens June 1st. Teens and young adults aged 13-21 are encouraged to register in June, but registration remains open throughout the program. Young people with or without a disability are welcome! This year’s schedule features indoor and outdoor sports, dance classes, field trips to the beach and pool, hands-on workshops, yoga, a canoe trip and plenty of other novel summer experiences. There is…

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Blush: An Evening of Erotic and Sensual Readings

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Yellowknife Elks Lodge #314, 4919 49 Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6 United States
$20

This popular NorthWords event is a saucy and titillating open mic event showcasing our guest authors, local writers and YOU! You are invited to get on stage to share your sensual, humorous, silly, or raunchy stories, poetry, spoken word, literary performance in this celebration of the sensual and erotic. The MC for the evening is Yellowknife poet and artist Robyn Scott. The doors at the Elk's Lodge open at 7:30 pm and readings start at 8:00 pm. Tickets are limited…

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SingPopYK

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Elks Club Downstairs, 4919 49th St
Yellowknife, NT Canada
$10

Come Sing With Us! Join us for the next exciting Sing Pop YK event on June 6th! We are at the Elk's for another great evening of singing and socializing! What is Sing Pop YK? Sing your heart out with an inclusive, informal, drop-in choir. By the end of the night you'll be belting out a classic pop song. Bring your inner pop star and take your rightful place in the choir. No experience necessary!

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Celebrity Story Time featuring Leela Gilday

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library Meeting Room, 2nd floor - Centre Square Mall 5022 49 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3R8 Canada
Free

Join celebrated singer/songwriter Leelay Gilday at the library for songs, stories & snacks! Saturday, June 8 | 11am - Noon Children's Area of the Library Best suited for ages 3 - 6 but all are welcome!

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Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks with A-list Organizing

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Library Meeting Room, 2nd floor - Centre Square Mall 5022 49 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3R8 Canada
Free

Spring Cleaning: Tips & Tricks with A-list Organizing  Join Alyssa Mosher, of A-list Organizing, and learn some great tips & tricks to get your home in order!   Saturday, June 8 | 3pm - 4pm  Library Meeting Room  https://a-listorganizing.com/

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Yellowknife Brain Tumour Walk 2019

June 15 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

COME JOIN US and Walk to raise funds to support your brain tumour community. These funds go towards life-changing research, support programs, information, advocacy, awareness, and HOPE. Together we can change the lives of the estimated 55,000 Canadians living with a brain tumour. Whether you've just begun your journey, you're celebrating as a survivor, you have lost someone close to you, or you just want to make a difference, you're invited to be a part of the movement to end…

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PWNHC 40th anniversary party

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum Auditorium Yellowknife, Canada
Free

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre opened its doors in 1979, come and celebrate our anniversary

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Friendships in the North

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Library Meeting Room, 2nd floor - Centre Square Mall 5022 49 Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3R8 Canada
Free

Friendships in the North! Living in a small town can be tough, especially when your friends move away. Discover new ways to keep in touch with friends when they move, strengthen your friendships in town, and make new friends. Three workshops (no registration required): Saturday, May 4 Saturday, May 25 Saturday, June 29 1pm - 2pm in the Library Meeting Room  This program is best suited for ages 4 - 7. The program will be led by Raven Mutford!

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July 2019

Folk On The Rocks

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - July 14 @ 11:30 pm
Folk On The Rocks Site Yellowknife, NT

FOTR is one of Canada’s top summertime music and cultural festivals, drawing performers from the NWT, Nunavut and all across Canada for the North’s biggest party under the midnight sun. More than 24 hours of programming on six stages, including a children's area and a beer garden, promises fun and enjoyment for all ages. Along with the music, crowds can savour international and traditional cuisine at the food fair, buy Northern creative works, and check out other non-profit groups and activities in…

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