Welcome to Yellowknifer’s events calendar. We try to offer readers a complete list of activities, with a focus on entertainment options and events put on by non-profit groups. Please submit items for consideration to: Michele Taylor at editorial@nnsl.com. Must be received a few days in advance to ensure being considered for publication.

The Slay Stigma Canadian Drag Tour with Trinity K Bonet is coming to Yellowknife on Oct. 1. photo sourced from Facebook


Sept. 20 to 21
7:30 p.m.
Ko K’e Spoken Word and Music Festival 2019
The Ko K’e Spoken Word and Music Festival is a celebration of Northern culture. Performers use a variety of storytelling techniques including poetry and music. On Sept. 20, come see Gail Cyr, Jesse Wheeler and Ollie Williams perform. On Sept. 21, Digawolf and Johnny Landry will take the stage.

Sept. 20 to 22
various times
Yellowknife Quilters Guild proudly presents Quilting is My Therapy
This quilt show will feature the creative talents of local artisans. Drop in, check out the creativity of our local quilters; cast your vote for your favourite pieces and be sure to participate in our shop hop. Passports can be found at the Quilt Show, Longarm of the North, Luluz Market, Quality Furniture and the Quilted Raven.
Friday, September 20: noon – 7 pm
Saturday, September 21: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, September 22: noon – 4 pm

Sept. 20
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Social Fabric Art Show
The former BMO space in Yellowknife’s mall will yet again be transformed into a gallery – come see the fibre/fabric inspired art by almost 40 local artists and craftspeople!

Sept. 20
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Chase the Ace draw at the Monkey Tree
A Chase the Ace draw hosted by the Beats Dance Society held every Friday at the Monkey Tree Pub. Tickets are sold from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm with the draw being held by 8:45 pm. Jackpot is over $6,000. The Beats Dance Society raises funds to assist members of the Bella Beats Dance Troupe, dancers aged 8 to 18, attend conventions, workshops and competitions each year.

Sept. 20
10 a.m. to noon
Elder in Residence
Please join Gwich’in Elder William Greenl for a one-on-one conversation at the library. Topics may include: culture, health/wellness/healing and history.
No appointment is necessary!

Sept. 20
6 p.m.
Wall crawling night
Join the YKACL Young Adults Group for a wall crawling night at the YK Fieldhouse bouldering wall! Meet at 6pm on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Abe Miller Building (4912 53rd Street)
The Young Adults Group welcomes young people aged 19-30, with or without a disability.
For more information, or to RSVP, please call Michael at 920-2644.

Sept. 21
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
1st Annual Baymen’s Cup
Do you play darts? or so yo just want to see some awesome talent? Join us on September 21 starting a 1:00 pm (registration is at 12:00 pm) at the Royal Canadian Legion Vincent Massey Branch 164.

Sept. 28
6 p.m.
Old Timer Dinner and Dance at the Chateau Nova
The Canada 55+ group (part of the YK Senior Society) is organizing a dinner and dance to raise funds for the 2020 Canada 55+ games held in Kamloops, B.C.
Tickets are $80. This covers fees, taxes and tips for the Nova buffet. Please let us know how many are in your group. Tables seat a maximum of 10 people. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Call Linda at 867-873-8116 or 867-446-7477 for more information.

Sept. 27 to 29
City of Yellowknife’s Fall Curbside Giveaway
This weekend is a chance for you to get rid of those gently-used items that have been lying around the house, or to take home some second-hand items.
The city’s curbside giveaway weekend allows residents to leave unwanted items, in good working order (or labelled as not working), on the curb with a free sign from Friday at 4 pm until dusk on Monday. After 10pm on Monday, owners must remove any leftover items.


Oct. 1
7 p.m.
POZitivity: Slay Stigma Canadian Drag Tour at NACC
Welcome to the POZitivity: Slay Stigma Canadian Drag Tour with Trinity K Bonet. Where together we are #slayingstigma across Canada for our October tour. The campaign’s three main goals are: Challenging the stigma surrounding people living with HIV, access to services, testing, and prevention and educating people on PrEP.
Join us here in Yellowknife at the NACC. Doors open at 7:00 and the show will start at 7:30. It will include more information on the campaign, local performances by queens, a Q/A section with the lovely Randy Davis, and to top off the night, an amazing performance by the fabulous Trinity K. Bonet! The show ends at 8:30, but there is a meet and greet afterwards for those interested. There will also be giveaways so don’t miss out on merch.
Get FREE TICKETS on our website. Visit https://pozitivity.ca/slay-stigma-tour/ or for any other concerns please feel free to email pozitivity@ccgsd-ccdgs.org or DM our Facebook page.

Oct. 5 to 7
Various times
Amnesty days at the dump
Amnesty days are held for residents to drop off excess garbage at the Solid Waste Facility. On amnesty days, the Residential Vehicle Charge for the disposal of residential waste is waived. Other tipping fees will still apply. Please see our Fees and Charges By-law No. 4436 for more information on tipping fees.
For the 2019 year, Fall Amnesty Days begin on Saturday, October 5 and runs until Monday, October 7.