Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
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As many of you are already aware, this will be my final issue of the TREDMill. I want to thank you all for your support for this newsletter over the past four and a half years, especially for your suggestions on items to be included. After the New Year, I hope you will continue to be interested in what's going on in Haines Junction and the rest of Kluane Country.
|THE VILLAGE OF HAINES JUNCTION WISHES EVERYONE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!|
|Mayor Burton & Council thank the organizers and supporters of these recent community events:
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH #6
Do VCR's in Newfoundland blink 12:30?
Kluane MLA Gary McRobb wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
|Recreation, parks, sports, arts and culture are the ATTRACTIONS THAT DRAW TOURISM - the third largest and one of the fastest growing industries in the world today.|
-From The Benefits of Recreation Catalogue
|HATS OFF! to Adrienne Nassiopoulos for receiving the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award in the Young Canadian Challenge.|
We are very proud of you, Adrienne!
CONGRATULATIONS to the new Champagne & Aishihik First Nations Chief Bob Charlie & his Council!
FOUND AT CHIEF PAUL BIRCKEL'S FAREWELL BANQUET
Pair of green, size 9 Sorel boots. To claim, please see receptionist at CAFN Administration Building.
101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#19: Find a frozen lake with ice safe enough skate on, shovel off some of that fluffy Kluane powder, lace up your skates and fly like the wind!
|TWO BANDAGED THUMBS UP to the Haines Junction Ambulance Crew who placed first out of thirteen teams in the Yukon Ambulance Skills Competition held in early November. The team consisted of Martin Jones, Heather Marshall and Shanna Williams. Now I know who I'm going to call if I have a sliver.|
|St. Elias School Senior Girls Basketball Team and The Oppen House
A FASHION SHOW plus SYNERGY TEEN DANCE TRIO
1:30 pm Sunday, December 6
Grand Hall, Convention Centre
Admission: Adults $3, Children $2
Clothing will be on sale after the Fashion Show.
Info: Dianne Oppen 634-2738
Village Budget Open House from 3 pm - 8 pm on Monday, December 7 in the Council Chambers
|Alsek Renewable Resources Council invites you to a PUBLIC MEETING ON FISH & WILDLIFE ISSUES
7 pm Monday, December 7
|You are invited to a community meeting to discuss the FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT|
2 pm Tuesday, December 8 Elders Complex
Refreshments will be served!
Info: Michael Hanson 1-800-661-0408 Local 3581
The next meetings of St. Elias Community School Council will be at 7:30 pm on:
Do your Christmas shopping at the ANGLICAN CHURCH THRIFT SHOP
Thursdays, December 10 and January 14 & 28
2-4 pm, 7-8 pm
Info: Barb Henkel 634-2509
|The Youth Centre invites all Haines Junction youth to a CHRISTMAS DANCE|
6 pm - 8:30 pm 12 & under
8:30 - 12 midnight 12 & up
Music by DJ Omini Productions
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 - GRAND HALL, CONVENTION CENTRE
Info: Marion Primozic 634-2012
Haines Junction Hospice Society invites you to the opening
ceremony for the LIGHTS OF LIFE
7 pm Sunday, December 13
YTG Administration Building
Viewing Hours: December 18-24 Tuesday-Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm - 6 pm
Info: Rhoda Istchenko 634-2595
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations invite you to their CHRISTMAS BINGO
5:30 pm Monday, December 14
|St. Elias Community School invites you to their CHRISTMAS CONCERT|
7 pm Thursday, December 17
Refreshments by Haines Junction Brownies
Info: Roma Dobrowolsky 634-2231
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 is the last day of school for this year. School starts up again Monday, January 4.
Mayor Burton & Village Council invite you to their annual Christmas Open House
3 pm - 9 pm Friday, December 18
Info: Darlene Sillery 634-7127
SKATE WITH SANTA
1-3 pm, Thursday, December 24
Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Dan Drummond 634-2683
|CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST|
Judging will be 7:30 pm Friday, December 18
Categories: Commercial & Non-Commercial
Prizes for First, Second and Third in each category
Area: Municipality of Haines Junction & Champagne-Aishihik Village
Judging is based on colour and creativity!
Info: Mark 634-7103
|CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON AT THESE LOCAL CHURCHES:|
Joint service with Our Lady of Grace - Beaver Creek 7 pm December 20
Our Lady of the Rosary - Burwash Landing 11:30 pm Christmas Eve
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations invite you to their BOXING DAY DINNER & DANCE
Saturday, December 26
5 pm Dinner open to CAFN members only.
9 pm Dance open to everyone. Music by Bob Charlie and the Klukshu Flats Boogie Band.
Yukon Native Bonspiel invites you to a NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE
9 pm - 2 am Thursday, December 31
Welcome to District 49B (Yukon, NWT, Alaska & Northern B.C.) of Lions International to your cabinet meeting here in Haines Junction on Friday & Saturday, January 8 & 9!
12TH ANNUAL OLDTIMERS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
Friday-Sunday, January 29-31
Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Dan Drummond 634-2683
|Our southern neighbours invite you to the 30th ANNUAL ALCAN 200 SNOWMACHINE ROAD RALLY & DRAG RACES|
Friday-Sunday, January 22-24
5:30 pm Friday: Calcutta
Auction, Fogcutter Bar
10 am Saturday: Snowmachine Race on the Haines Road from the US/Canada Border to Dezadeash Lake & back
5:30 pm Saturday: Awards Ceremony & Dinner at Elks Lodge
1 pm Sunday: Drag Races, Location TBA
Info: Diana Lapham 907-766-2503
THE RECYCLING DEPOT is open
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12 Noon - 4 pm
Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm
|Here are the hours for the Village Office over the Christmas Holidays:
Jim Cheverie's last day at work is Friday, December 4. See you, Jim. It's been great working with you!
The next meetings of Village Council will be:
CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
The next meeting of the Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee will be Thursday, January 14. If you would like to be on the agenda, please contact the Village Office by Monday, January 11.
|THREE CHEERS to these recipients of Village Recreation Grants:
THE JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to give the following grant:
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!
We will also asking community groups, businesses and other organizations to participate in the carnival.
Finally, we are looking for volunteers/nominations of persons to sit on the steering committee for the whole Project Millennium. You could either represent an organization or be an independent individual. For now, we see this steering committee being in place only until early 2000.
For more information about Project Millennium, please contact the Village Office 634-7100, David Sillery 634-2842 or any member of the CPR Committee.
Please see the schedule attached at the end of this newsletter for skating over the Christmas holidays.
THANK YOU to DIAND - Haines Junction District Office for your donation of old fire hose to the Arena.
|KLUANE PARK NEWS|
The Visitor Reception Centre hours are:
Monday-Friday 10 am - 12 noon and 1 pm - 4 pm
For info, please call 634-7209.
KLUANE TO CHILKAT INTERNATIONAL BIKE RELAY NEWS
|TODAY WHITEHORSE, TOMORROW THE LOUVRE!|
In a recent art contest, Alida Allison has had her "Rainbow Burst" art work selected by a jury of artists and educators. The piece will now be permanently exhibited in the YTG Education Building in Whitehorse.
WELCOME to Brad Roberts, the new P.E. teacher at St. Elias Community School!
The CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10. If you think your child has some developmental concerns and you would like to talk to the outreach team, please call 1-888-291-5437.
FAREWELL to Rosemary Buck and Andrew Lawrence as they head off into the darkness of Aulavik National Park on Banks Island in the Western Arctic!
TWO FRIENDLY THUMBS UP!
Dozens of visitors nominated the staff of KLUANE MUN (The Bayshore) for TIA Yukon Golden Host Awards this past summer. Many nominations noted their excellent service in everything from baking bumbleberry pies to fixing an unfixable antenna! A number of others spoke of the staff's warmth and hospitality, of being treated like family, and of receiving special attention.
|HIRE A STUDENT IN '99|
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 is the deadline to apply for Student Training & Employment Program (STEP) grants. Grants of up to $5.75 per hour are available. Application forms are at the Village Office.
HERE ARE THE BUILDING STATISTICS FOR HAINES JUNCTION SO FAR THIS YEAR:
|WARM UP TO ACTIVE LIVING IN THE WINTER WITH GET WINTERACTIVE!|
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Winter's here, so get your toques and mittens out of the cupboard... and GET WINTERACTIVE! off the shelf!
If it's not on your shelf: It's available for $11.95 plus 10 % for shipping and handling.
Phone 613-748-5743, fax 613-748-5734 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Living Canada
1600 James Naismith Dr.
Gloucester, ON, K1B 5N4
NEWS AT CAFN
To register or for more information, please call 634-2514.
|AND FINALLY... THANK YOU, MARK|
from those who have helped put this newsletter on-line over the past few years.
Richard Lawrence and Phil Bastien