Yk Buzz events around Yellowknife

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.

NARWAL Northern Adventures will be hosting boating skills workshops and a weekend camping trip for youth in late August.
Photo courtesy of NARWAL Northern Adventures.


August 2 – August 4

Old Town Ramble and Ride
The 13th annual Old Town Ramble and Ride is taking place this coming civic holiday weekend in historic Old Town. It’s an opportunity for Yellowknifers to walk or bike down to Old Town to enjoy a weekend of art, music, architecture a huge kids tent and exciting vendors.

August 2
7 p.m.

YK Rocks Presents: The Lucky Ones & Baby Brian at The Top Knight
In the second concert in the YK Rocks the Top Knight series, Yukon based The Lucky Ones are coming to Yellowknife.
The Lucky Ones’ unique brand of authentic country-roots music imparts traditional arrangements with a contemporary disposition, reminiscent of old-time dances in hotel taverns and barrooms, barns, kitchens and saloons
They will be joined by Brian “Baby Brian” Weadick.
Doors are at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.
The local opener will be determined at the weekly Jam Knight at the Top Knight on Thursdays.

August 5
9 a.m.

Burgers to beat MS
A&W will be hosting their annual fundraising campaign in support of the MS Society of Canada. Patrons can give by rounding up their bill and giving though donation mugs at the restaurant. The campaign will run all month and will culminate on August 22 when $2 from each Teen Burger will be donated to the society.

August 6
5 p.m.

Patrick Jacobson at Somba K’e Park
Musician of founder of YK Rocks will be playing a free solo acoustic set at the Yellowknife Farmers Market. Come out and enjoy some fresh goods and tunes!

August 11
10 a.m.

Dog Days of Summer Family Festival
The NWT SPCA is hosting a family barbeque and festival at Somba K’e park. There will be a 5k Pup Crawl at 10:15 a.m. and Fetch 5k at 10 a.m. Registration is $50 which includes a one-year SPCA membership, a t-shirt and nutrition bar. There will also be a dunk tank, puppy yoga, a bouncy castle and more. All dogs are welcome!

August 15
6 p.m.

Legacy: Indigenous Women’s Health Stories
At the Northern United Place there will be a free screening of digital health stories featuring Maxine Desjarlais of the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Dorothy Weyallon from the Tlicho Government, Tanya Roach of Rankin Inlet Nunavut and more. Chili and bannock will be served but attendees must RSVP to digitalstoriesyellowknife@gmail.com or call Shelley at (780) 872 – 0877.