Editor: Mark Ritchie Village of Haines Junction - 634-2293
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CONVENTION CENTRE FEES & SMOKING
Village Council will be reviewing the public input on the proposed fees
and smoking policy for the new Tourism & Convention Centre at their
next meeting on Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm. Please check the agenda posted
around town and the notice board on Madley's for the location. Although
the original deadline for written comments was Thursday, May 22, this has
been extended to 3 pm Monday, May 26. If you wish to be a delegation at
the Council meeting, please contact the Village Office by 12 noon, Friday,
May 23 at 634-2291.
Mayor Stinson & Council congratulate the organizers and
supporters of these recent events:
- Bird Identification Workshop
- Kluane Mountain Festival
- Health Centre Open Clinic
Leisure opportunities for youth provide POSITIVE LIFESTYLE
CHOICES and alternatives to self-destructive behaviour.
- From your friends in Active Living
THE TOURISTS ARE COMING!
THE TOURISTS ARE COMING!
We may have the best scenery in the Yukon, but sometimes it's the litter
that catches the tourists' eye. Please help make our village attractive
and continue to pick up the litter in your neighbourhood!
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Community Cleanup,
- Roma Dobrowolsky
- Bruce Gilbert from Haines, Alaska
- Denise, Jessica & Matthew Trotter
- Minor Hockey for cleaning up the Pine Lake Trail
- Public Works Staff
THANK YOU to these supporters of the 2nd Annual Kluane Mountain
All our guest speakers & volunteers!
- Canadian Airlines
- CBC Northbeat
- CBC Radio
- CKRW Radio
- YTG Centennial Events Program
- Eagle Eye News
- Holland America Line/Westours
- Kluane National Park & Reserve
- Lotteries Yukon
- Trans-North Helicopters
- Village of Haines Junction
- Whitehorse Star
- Yukon Anniversaries Commission
- Yukon News
- Coast Mountain Sports
- Haines Visitor Bureau
- Hougen's Ticket Office
- Craig Hughes
- Westmark Hotel
101 THINGS TO DO IN THE JUNCTION
#8 Cycle the Pine Lake Triangle from the Village to Pine Lake and then on
YUKON SOURDOUGH RENDEZVOUS
for donating $232 to HAINES JUNCTION YOUTH SOCCER!
Deadline for the next TREDMill is FRIDAY,
JUNE 13 for distribution Friday, June 20
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations, the Village of Haines
Junction and everyone else send their
St. Elias Community School
Class of '97 Grads!
The Haines Junction Skipping Club raised $1,908.32 on April 29 for
the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon! Thanks to these skippers,
we all win:
- The skippers get prizes and lots of exercise!
- The school gets a donation!
- The Heart & Stroke Foundation gets money to help fight heart &
FEDERAL ELECTION '97
12 noon - 8 pm,
Friday, Saturday & Monday, May 23, 24, 26
Election Day Poll:
7 am - 7 pm, Monday, June 2
All polls are at the Community Hall.
KING SALMON DERBY
Saturday & Sunday,
May 24, 25, 26
May 31 - June 1
8 am - 6 pm
Fun for the whole family with great prizes!
Tix & Info: Alaska Sports Shop 907-766-2441 & Outfitters Sports
THE THRIFT SHOP
ST. CHRISTOPHER'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
MAY 29, 2-4 pm,
JUNE 12 & 26 2-4 pm, 7-8 pm
June 26 is a $1/bag sale and the last thrift shop until September.
ST. ELIAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Thursday, May 29
TRAIL OF '42 ROAD RACE
1 pm Saturday, May 31
Starts at Marshall Creek Gravel Pit
Run, Bike or Walk 20 km of the Old Alaska Highway!
$15 entry fee.
5 pm BBQ at Community Hall
Contact Glen Hurlburt 634-2561
Sunday, June 1 is the Earlybird Deadline for the
5TH ANNUAL KLUANE TO CHILKAT INTERNATIONAL BIKE RELAY
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
9 AM Start at Weigh Scales
Registration packages are at:
* Haines Junction Village Office
* Whitehorse - Sport Yukon & all bike shops
* Haines, Alaska - Sockeye Cycle
Are you interested in volunteering with the Race this year, either before
or on the day of the race? Call Paula Banks or Mark Ritchie if you would
like to be part of this world class international event!
Be sure to cheer for Donovan Bailey as he takes on Michael Johnson in
the 150 m race on Sunday, June 1. Scientists say the Canuck will win in
14.73 seconds by 1 meter!
Village of Haines Junction & Softball Yukon present
CIBC CHILDREN'S SOFTBALL CLINIC
TUESDAY, JUNE 3
3:15 - 6:30 pm
St. Elias School Field
AGES 7-16 YEARS
Cost: $8 includes supper & t-shirt
Learn about batting, pitching, back catching, base running, fielding &
throwing. Please bring glove, hat & sunscreen.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE BY
FRIDAY, MAY 30.
The next planning meeting of the
Kluane to Chilkat Bike Race will be
12 noon, Saturday, June 7 at
the Village Office
Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2293
4TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS
Saturday, June 7
Costumes, Contests & More!
ANNIVERSARIES KIOSK UNVEILING
2 pm Saturday, June 7
Kiosk In Front Of The Fire Hall
- Artists' talks
- Reception & Refreshments
Info: Gary Knickle 862-7230
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations
The Yukon Conservation Society invite you to the
2ND ANNUAL AISHIHIK AWARENESS WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8
* Wetland Foot Tours
* Interpretive Tours
* Live Entertainment
Info: James Allen or Harry Smith 634-2288
Will Jones 634-2613
Register For Red Cross Swimming Lessons on Monday-Thursday, June 9-12
10 AM - 12 Noon
Monday, June 16
9 Am - 12 Noon
Info: 634-7029 or leave a message at 634-2650.
6TH ANNUAL ALSEK MUSIC FESTIVAL
(Beside the Weigh Scales)
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 13-15
DEZADEASH RIVER DAY USE AREA
9 pm - 2 am Friday & Saturday Night Dances
10 am Saturday Grounds Open
12 noon Sunday Grounds Open
Food, Arts & Crafts For Sale (Booths for rent: Call Louise 634-2673)
Free Shuttle Bus To & From Campgrounds
Tickets at the door only
TRAINING SESSION FOR BIKE RACE
Wednesday, June 18
Community Hall Parking Lot
Info: Paula Banks or Mark Ritchie
Celebrate 100 years of Canada Customs in the Yukon at the
4 pm, Thursday, June 19
- Children's Games
- Slowpitch Games
- Free Pool Swims & Mini-Golf
- Volleyball Games
- Award Presentations
Southern Tutchone Tribal Council invites you to their
GENERAL ASSEMBLY & GATHERING
Friday-Sunday, June 20-22
Info: Margaret Johnson
SHORTEST NIGHT PARTY
Saturday, June 21
- Horseshoe Tourney
- 6 pm Barbecue
- 9 pm Dance to Live Music
Info: Ollie Wirth 841-4441
SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
South Alaska State Fair Grounds
Saturday, June 21
Dance to Live Music!
Enjoy Food & Beer!
Info: Joanne 907-766-2476
KLUANE NATIONAL PARK
INTERPRETIVE SCHEDULE BEGINS LAST WEEK IN JUNE
- Guided Hikes
- Campfire Talks
- Special Events
CELEBRATE CANADA DAY! TUESDAY, JULY 1
Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2293
- Parade & Prizes - This year's theme: "Transportation &
Routes: The Journey Begins"
- Children's Activities!
- Plus lots more!
I NEED YOUR BROCHURES!
Your friendly editor is always in need of your company's brochures.
We're always giving them away at trade shows, to fam tours and to general
inquiries. If you haven't dropped any off at the Village Office lately,
you're missing out on a great way to tell people about your business!
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
The Business Development Bank of Canada is calling for nominations
for their Young Entrepreneur Award for business people under the age of
29. Deadline for nominations is Friday, June 25 and applications are at
the Village Office.
PLEASE WELCOME THESE NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDERS:
CANADA SELECT GRADING
If you would like your accommodation facility graded for the 1998
Yukon Vacation Guide according to the national criteria set out by the Canada
Select Accommodations Grading Program, contact the TIA Yukon office at 668-3331.
TIA YUKON NEWS
THANK YOU to the TOURISM INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF THE YUKON for
another great AGM in Watson Lake! Motions passed at the TIA conference concerned
the development of a Yukon Wilderness Tourism Management Strategy, roadside
pullouts, WCB assessments and power rates. Details on these motions are
available at the Village Office.
If anyone is traveling through Watson Lake this summer, be sure to stop
and visit the NORTHERN LIGHTS CENTRE - their new Electric Sky theatre and
The Business Development Bank, the Chartered Banks, Dana Naye Ventures
and the Department of Economic Development have joined forces to guarantee
venture loans to small and medium sized businesses. The size of the loans
is $10,000 - $100,00, and information is available at the Village Office.
THANK YOU to the following businesses for supporting recent fam
tours to Haines Junction:
- Cozy Corner Motel
- Gateway Motel
- Kluane Park Inn
- Mountain View Motel
- Sifton Air
- The Raven Motel
Next meetings of Village Council are scheduled for:
Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm. Location: Village Office or another location
as posted on the agenda and on Madley's sign.
Wednesday, June 11
Wednesday, June 25
If you would like to be on the Council Meeting agenda, please contact Sheila
O'Hanlon, Municipal Clerk, by noon the Friday before at 634-2291.
PLEASE REMEMBER: NO BURNING AT THE VILLAGE DUMP!
CYCLISTS & PARENTS OF YOUNG CYCLISTS!
Please remember to:
A FRIENDLY REMINDER:
- Obey all stop signs,
- Ride on the right side of the road in single file,
- Remember your helmet!
Municipal Taxes are due on Wednesday, July 2!
TOURISM & CONVENTION CENTRE UPDATE
- We have completed a draft of the Marketing Plan for the Centre. If you
would like to review a copy of this plan, please contact the Village Office.
- Ketza Construction is currently doing the wall framing and steel work
for the first and second floor. The roof trusses, sheathing and shingles;
the fascia, soffit and atrium framing are planned for June.
- School will be out soon, so parents are asked to ensure their children
stay away from the site. The piles of materials and the building itself
can be hazardous.
BLOCK 6 DEVELOPMENT
Tana Contracting of Haines Junction was the successful bidder on this project.
Construction should begin soon.
CPR COMMITTEE NEWS
The next meeting of the CPR Committee is set for 7 pm Thursday, June 26.
If you would like to be put on the agenda, please contact Mark Ritchie by
12 noon, Monday, June 23.
The JUNCTION FUNCTION FUNDING FOUNDATION is pleased to
award Minor Hockey a grant of $100 for cleaning up the Pine Lake Trail.
Please note that building permit applications require a minimum of seven
working days for the Village to process the application before a permit
is issued by YTG. If you have questions, please contact the Village Office
The Bill Brewster Arena is available for tennis for $20 per hour. Call the
Village Office today to reserve your time: 634-2293.
Congratulations to all the winners at the Minor Hockey Awards Banquet last
month. The Village will be proudly sponsoring the BILL BREWSTER COACH OF
THE YEAR AWARD next winter, which hopefully be one of the most sought after
The final numbers are in for the very successful 1996/97 season at the arena.
Here is how the arena with artificial ice turned out compared to the previous
winter with natural ice:
Revenues $12,697 $23,870
Expenses $66,830 $72,052
Subsidy ($54,133) ($48,182)
Recovery 19% 33%
Congratulations to Chris Eikland for placing second in the Senior
Men's category in the Chadburn Lake Mountain Bike Race on May 7.
THE GREEN SCENE
Clean bathroom mirrors and windows with a mixture of five parts
water to one part vinegar. For a buildup of mold, spray with undiluted vinegar,
wait half an hour and scrub with a brush and water.
TRAIL OF '98, HERE WE COME!
The earlybirds get the best legs! The registration forms are out for the
1997 Skagway to Whitehorse Klondike Road Relay on September 12 & 13.
Mark at the Village Office is forming a Haines Junction team again this
year, so bring your $50 and estimated running pace to sign up. For more
info, call 634-2293.
Congratulations to Kelson Bastien & Claire Dulac on becoming RCMP Summer
KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Child Development Centre Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction
on Tuesday, June 10. To make an appointment in regards to a child with developmental
concerns, call the Health Centre at 634-4444 or the CDC at 668-4386 collect.
COOL WEB SITES
Check out: www.mountainzone.com for everything you want to know
about outdoor activities, even a taped report from base camp during the
current expedition up Mount Everest.
www.beringia.com - the website for the new Beringia Museum.
CONGRATULATIONS to Spencer Tomlin on placing third in the
design category in the Yukon Kub Kar Rally in Whitehorse!
WANTED: OLD GLASSES!
Do you have any old prescription glasses around your house that you no longer
need? The St. Elias Lions can pass them on to someone who could use them.
Just contact Bernie Genier at 634-2682 or any Lion.
WANTED: A PLACE IN THE SUN
An Alberta couple is looking for small or large acreage in Haines Junction
or the surrounding area. Mountain views and privacy are a must. Improvements
such as electricity, phone, water and septic are not a factor. Please call
Paul Hunter at 667-2514 or 633-5226 if you have such a place for sale.
MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!
Thanks to the Yukon Anniversaries Commission, we have access to the HANDBOOK
OF ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS for non-profit organizations. If you want to access
grants in recreation, sport, culture, education, plus many other fields,
contact Mark at the Village Office.
CANADA DAY, EH?
July 1 just wouldn't be the same without a Canada Day celebration
here in Haines Junction. We have secured some funding from the Yukon Canada
Day Committee, so now all we need is a community group to spearhead the
organizing of it. If you or your group want this event to continue and you
are willing to take on this role, contact Mark at the Village Office.
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