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 email@example.com. Must be received a few days in advance to ensure being considered for publication.
May 17 to May 21
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Urban Hide Camp 2019
Dene Nahjo’s 4th Annual Urban Hide Camp got underway on May 10 and will be running through to May 21 at the Somba K’e Civic Plaza next to City Hall. Come out and watch or roll up your sleeves and participate. Elders and experienced hide tanners will be at the camp to share their stories and mentor those who would like to learn about tanning.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chase the Ace at Branch 164 Royal Canadian Legion
Chase the Ace is back this time in support of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry’s Army Cadet Corps. Jackpot is currently sitting at $10,178.
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Yellowknife Skating Club is hosting a $20K bingo at the Multiplex May 18. Doors open at 3 p.m. and door cards are $50, extra cards are $2 and Bonanza is $1.
May 18 and May 19
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tear Down the Tool Bus
Makerspace invites you to come help tear the seats out its new bus. The group will be cleaning and rearranging seats, planning out the shelving and building new workstations and is happy to teach anyone interested how to run the power tools and basic assembly principles for the work benches. This casual workshop welcomes drop-ins. There’s word they might even fire up the barbecue. Work will be happening at 4914-43rd Street.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
NorthWords Writers Circle and Workshop
NorthWords has a new group for adult writers of all abilities and experience. Head over to the UNW building on 53 Street to try out some new writing techniques or share your work with other writers. The three hour circle will be broken into two sessions with a shared writing activity with Robyn Scott for the first half and a sharing circle where you can receive feedback, critiques and encouragement. Drop by for either session or both, free to attend – donations to NorthWords will be graciously accepted.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Indigenous Climate Action Workshop
Dene Nahjo in partnership with Indigenous Climate Action will be hosting this workshop on climate change for Indigenous people in Yellowknife. This full-day workshop for Indigenous people of all ages in Denendeh will be taking place on May 19 and will include lunch. Travel accommodations for those outside Yellowknife can be arranged. Call 867-444-3363 for help with registering or to arrange travel. Children must be accompanied by an adult
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Small Homes, Big Living: How to Create Small Housing in YK
Head over to Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge on May 22 for a big conversation on tiny living. Robert Warburton will lead this table talk with a discussion focused on living smaller, denser and more affordably, while increasing the quality of life for yourself and your community. Tickets can be purchase through Eventbrite for $20, snacks will be provided.
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Here Comes the Sun
Spring has arrived and the NWT Creative Collective is celebrating the return of the sun with dancing and music at the Yellowknife Ski Club. Performances by Neon Steve, Buffalo Child and Bush League. $20 early bird tickets, $25 general – 19 plus licensed event.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7th Annual YK Grand Prix Soap Box Derby
Registration is now open for the NWT Disabilities Council’s 7th Annual YK Grand Prix Soap Box Derby. Registrations will be for three categories of racers: ages six to seven, ages eight to nine years old and ages 10 to 12. For more information or to register email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 867-873-8230.