The Tourism Recreation & Economic Development MillA smorgasborg of events and information
in and around the Haines Junction area
Editor: Mark Ritchie
Village of Haines Junction
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Do your heart and your meter reader a big favour -- dig a path in the snow to your Yukon Electric meter!
- From Your Friends in Active Living
Mayor Stinson, Council and Staff pass on the compliments of the season to everyone in the Haines Junction area and wish you all a prosperous New Year!
DEADLINE FOR NEXT TREDMILL IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 19
Mayor Stinson and Council thank all the organizers and supporters of these recent events:
- Remembrance Day Service
- 42nd Annual Mixed Bonspiel
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week
- Champagne & Aishihik Christmas Bingo
- Library Christmas Craft Sale
THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS OF THE HALLOWEEN NIGHT FIREWORKS
- Boy Scouts
- Champagne & Aishihik First Nations
- Junction Function Funding Foundation
- Kluane National Park
- St. Elias Lions
- Southern Tutchone Tribal Council
- U.S. Senator Randy Phillips
- Village of Haines Junction
- Volunteer Fire Department
- All the VOLUNTEERS!
WAS THIS ROCK ROLLED RIGHT OUT THE DOOR?
Sometime between now and last spring, one of the Curling Club's rocks went missing. If you've seen it or know where it is, please contact Marty Pauls at 634-2800. Or just leave it by the Curling Club door, no questions asked.
ST. ELIAS SCHOOL PRESENTS
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Admission: $3 per person
VILLAGE COUNCIL OPEN HOUSE
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, December 15
Free refreshments! Open to everyone!
ST. ELIAS SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
GRAB YOUR BINOCULARS
Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Annual Kluane Lake
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
MEET AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE ARCTIC INSTITUTE.
Please phone ahead to let them know you are coming 842-4561. $6 donation to the National Audubon Society requested. Pot luck dinner to follow. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
ALSEK RENEWABLE RESOURCE COUNCIL (formerly Champagne & Aishihik Renewable Resource Council)
invites you to their1st Annual Christmas Open House
(Next door to the Village Office)
Thursday, December 21
3 p.m. - ?
DECK THE HALLS!
It's time once again for the Christmas Decorating Contest
This year's theme is:
Brighten up the neighbourhood!
Judging: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 21
Prizes in each category:
Area: Municipality of Haines Junction & Champagne-Aishihik Village
- First Prize $100
- Second Prize $ 75
- Third Prize $ 50
- Honourable Mention $ 25
Judging is based on:
- Impact: There's no watt like a megawatt!
CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT THESE CHURCH SERVICES
8 p.m. Friday, December 22
Open invitation to join the Community Christian Fellowship for caroling and Youth Group
Cake Judging Contest at Mackintosh Lodge
On Christmas Eve . . .
- 11 a.m. Communion Service, Community Christian Fellowship, St. Elias School 634-2944
- 11 a.m. Special Christmas Message, Grace Chapel - 634-2225
- 7 p.m. Combined Family Service, St. Christopher's Anglican Church & Our Lady of the Way Catholic Church - at St. Christopher's 634-2745 or 634-2542
Skate With Santa
MINOR HOCKEY, VENTURERS &
VILLAGE OF HAINES JCT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
BILL BREWSTER ARENA
CHAMPAGNE-AISHIHIK BOXING DAY DINNER & DANCE
6 PM Dinner For Members
9 PM Dance Open To Everyone 19 & Over
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26
Set your VCR's to record "Great Canadian Parks" featuring a documentary on our own
"Kluane National Park"
on the Discovery Channel at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 2
Begins 12 noon
Wednesday, January 3 & continues
every second Wednesday until the end of March. Watch for posters!
from the staff of Kluane National Park!
HAINES JUNCTION CURLING CLUB
Saturday & Sunday,
January 6 & 7
Saturday, January 6 Meet at Community Hall
Info: Wade 634-7019
ARCTIC WINTER GAMES BANTAM HOCKEY TRIALS
SATURDAY & SUNDAY,
JANUARY 6 & 7
Bill Brewster Arena
Come & support these young skaters from throughout the Yukon!
BOY SCOUTS now meet every second Monday 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the
Curling Rink Lobby.
Next meeting is
Monday, January 8.
Info: Merv Armstrong Mobile 2M-8261 Dezadeash Channel
Enter the Southern Tutchone Tribal Council LOGO CONTEST!
Deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 10
The STTC needs a logo symbolizing the union of the Ta'an Kwach'an Council, the Kluane First Nation and the Champagne-Aishihik First nations. Mail or deliver entries to:
Box 2076, Haines Junction,
Phone: 634-2513 or
KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Child Development Centre Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on Thursday, January 11.
To make an appointment with the team or for more information, contact the Health Centre at 634-4444 or the CDC at 668-4386 collect.
FIND THE CHRISTMAS GIFT YOU DIDN'T GET!
Thursday, January 11 & 25
2-4 P.M. 7-8 P.M.
All proceeds go to charity
LEVEL 2 - COACHING THEORY COURSE
Friday-Sunday, January 12-14
Friday: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Kathy Zrum
Only $24 !
You must pre-register at the Village Office by Wednesday, January 10
Are you interested in obtaining your Level I Theory Coaching Certificate?
We are compiling an interest list, and when we have six warm bodies, then we'll set up a course in the New Year. Call Mark today at 634-2293.
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations Bonspiel
Saturday Banquet & Dance
Haines Junction Curling Club
THE CHILKAT SNOWBURNERS presents:
The Alcan 200 Haines Highway Snowmachine Race
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 19-21
Friday: Calcutta Drivers Auction, Fogcutter Bar, Haines
Saturday: Race from U.S.-Canada border to Dezadeash Lake & Return. Awards Dinner at Elks Lodge in evening.
Sunday: Drag Races
Info: Diana 907-766-2503
OLDTIMERS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday & Saturday,
February 2 & 3
Bill Brewster Arena
REC HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday-Sunday, February 9-11
Bill Brewster Arena
St. Elias Lions
Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11
THE ARENA REPORT
Welcome to our new arena staff:
If you have any questions or suggestions about the arena, feel free to contact Roland or Guy.
- Roland Shaver - Supervisor
- Guy Maynes - Attendant
Thank you to these supporters of the arena:
And to those who donated to the COOL CASH FUND:
- YUKON ELECTRIC for donating the $9,000 installation of the two transformers.
- EVERYONE who helped with the construction of the new Zamboni room.
- CHAMPAGNE-AISHIHIK FIRST NATIONS for donating equipment.
- WILF OAKLEY for making the new arena signs.
- REC HOCKEY for donating one of the new goal nets.
- Mountainview Motel $1,000
- Al & Tish Tomlin $1,000
- John Farynowski $1,000
- St. Elias Lions $1,200
Please note the new set up of phone numbers at the arena:
- 634-2556 24 hour update line
- 634-7028 Direct line to staff
Is your child missing a glove or a helmet or a skate? The next time you are by the arena, stop in and have a look at our lost and found - you never know what you'll find there!
NEW ARENA/MEZZANINE COMBO RENTAL RATES
Village Council has approved a new rental rate when you rent the Arena and Mezzanine together. The new rates are:
- Daily Youth $450 ($500 Reg.)
- Adult $550 ($600 Reg.)
- 3 Days Youth $1,200 ($1500 Reg)
- Adult $1,600 ($1800 Reg)
Cross-Country Ski Race Schedule
- Saturday, February 3 - Carcross Classic 667-4404 or 633-8420
- Saturday, February 10 - Marsh Lake Loppet 399-4821
- Saturday, February 17 - Kluane Classic 634-2539
- Saturday, March 2 - Yukon Gold Loppet 668-4477
- Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17 - Yukon Championship 667-4403 or 633-8420
- Saturday, March 23 - Buckwheat Classic 907-983-2544
GOLF COURSE UPDATE
Ten people attended the public meeting in early November to hear plans to develop a golf course in the Haines Junction area. Five people volunteered to form a steering committee, with John Taylor being the Chair. The first steps will be to look at possible choices of land, gather information on funding options and investigate forming a society. The committee meets the first Monday of each month. The next meeting of the committee will be 12 noon, Monday, January 8. For more information, please call John at 634-2038.
Do you need snow shoveled? Wood chopped? Children baby-sat? Then why not support the Boys Basketball Team and hire a slave? The money raised will go towards new uniforms. To hire a basketball player, contact their master - Fred Leslie 634-2225.
UPCOMING VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETINGS
Meetings are held 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Village Office. The deadline for sending agenda items to Sheila O'Hanlon, Municipal Clerk, is the previous Thursday.
O.C.P.'s NOW AVAILABLE
- Village Council has now passed the Official Community Plan. Copies are available for purchase or loan at the Village Office.
VILLAGE OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS
- Friday, December 22 3 pm Closing
- Monday, December 25 Closed
- Tuesday, December 26 Closed
- Monday, January 1 Closed
NEWS FROM PUBLIC WORKS
- If you see the grader working in your neighborhood, please avoid parking on the street. And if the grader leaves a windrow across your driveway, our operators will be back shortly to remove it.
Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee News
Thanks to Chair Rob Moore and Member Marty Pauls for their past service on the CPR Committee. Congratulations to Claire Dulac on being appointed as the new Chair.
Based on the CPR Committee's recommendations, Village Council is pleased to award the following Recreation Grants:
The Junction Function Funding Foundation is pleased to award the following grants:
- Boys Basketball - $528 for uniforms
- Champagne & Aishihik Youth Centre - $1,500 for repairs to equipment, a basketball hoop and bakeware.
- Minor Hockey - $4,122 for facility rental
- Rodeo Committee - $3,500 for materials for bleachers
- Girls Basketball - $680 for travel and to purchase balls.
- St. Elias School - $105 to bring a puppet show here.
- Volunteer Fire Department - $200 for the Halloween fireworks
- Champagne-Aishihik First Nation - $210 for Christmas Gifts for children & elders.
Let's give a big Haines Junction WELCOME to the two new additions to our RCMP detachment: Cst. Ken Alderson came here from Watson Lake and Cst. Debbie Morris came here from Old Crow.
WATCH FOR RCMP "ROAD-SAFE" SPOT CHECKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON - THEY WANT EVERYONE TO ENJOY THIS TIME OF YEAR!
The Village Office has one large trophy, two keeper trophies and eighteen medals to give away to an existing community group or event. Contact Mark at the Village Office to view these trophies.
YUKON ANNIVERSARIES COMMISSION NEWS
Here's a reminder from your friends at the YAC. Friday, December 15 is the last date to be included in the 1996 YAC Official Calendar of Events. Please call Wendy at 993-1998 or Iris at 668-1998 to be included. Also, please note the new location of the YAC offices in Whitehorse - the old Motorways building 1168 First Avenue. Mailing address: Bag 1898-1998, Whitehorse Y1A 4K8, or fax 667-4939.
AND INTRODUCING . . .
The Haines Junction Community Justice Committee has hired Helen Hassard as the new Justice Coordinator. Helen would be glad to hear your concerns or suggestions about crime prevention in this area. She can also offer work from someone who needs to do community hours as part of their sentencing. Feel free to visit her at the James Smith YTG Building Tuesdays-Thursdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or phone her at 634-7020.
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Shakwak Preschool needs an assistant teacher starting in January. If you are interested, please call Kelly Leslie at 634-2225.
PLEASE WELCOME THESE NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDERS IN THE VILLAGE:
- Brad Wilson Consulting - 634-2739
- Midnight Cleaners - Beth Martinson - 634-2742
IF I HAD A HAMMER . . .
Building permits issued so far this year for Haines Junction are:
- Residential 17
- Commercial 5
- Institutional 1
- Industrial 1
- Total 24
Same period last year $1,409,000
Excluding Whitehorse, this makes Haines Junction the eighth out of twenty building areas in the Yukon.
Yahoo, it's Rendezvous!
Would you like to advertise your business or event in this year's Sourdough Rendezvous Program on February 19-25? The deadline for reserving your space is Friday, December 22. Contact Janice Kingscote at Out of Bounds Graphic Design at 634-2025.
STEP UP & HIRE A STUDENT!
Friday, January 26 is the deadline to apply to hire a student next summer under the Student Training and Employment Program (STEP). You may be eligible for a 50% wage subsidy of up to $5.75. The Village Office has application forms, or contact Cyndy DeKuysscher at 1-800-661-0408 Local 5927.
Thank you to YTG Arts Branch for coming to Haines Junction to present their new Arts Policy. If you have questions about it, please contact Rick Lemaire at 1-800-661-0408, local 8592.
1995 SYANA SCHOLARSHIP
The Society of Yukon Artists of Native Ancestry offers a $1,000 scholarship to First Nations artists pursuing post-secondary training in visual, literary or performing art. Deadline is Friday, December 29 and information is available from SYANA at 668-2695.
1990 Chev Cavalier, 2 door, Z24, New Motor, Has Sunroof. $6,700 or best offer. Call 634-2240 Evenings
GO FOR GREEN!
APPLICATIONS FOR THESE GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE.
OVER $16,000 WERE GIVEN OUT IN NOVEMBER AND IT'S VERY EASY TO APPLY!
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