THE TREDMILL

(DECEMBER 1995)

The Tourism Recreation & Economic Development Mill

A smorgasborg of events and information
in and around the Haines Junction area



Editor: Mark Ritchie
Village of Haines Junction
634-2293
(fax) 403-634-2008

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The TREDMill will be a regular feature to the Village of Haines Junction's Home Page on the Kluane Country Website. We're 'Internet' bound!
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

Fax: 634-2008

Mayor Stinson and Council thank all the organizers and supporters of these recent events:

THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS OF THE HALLOWEEN NIGHT FIREWORKS


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
7 P.M.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Admission: $3 per person
INFO: 634-2231

VILLAGE COUNCIL OPEN HOUSE

3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday, December 15
Free refreshments! Open to everyone!

ST. ELIAS SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

7 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20
INFO: 634-2231

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. - ?
EVERYONE WELCOME!

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
Categories: Prizes in each category:
Area: Municipality of Haines Junction & Champagne-Aishihik Village
Judging is based on:

Info: 634-2293

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
634-2944
On Christmas Eve . . .

CHAMPAGNE-AISHIHIK
MINOR HOCKEY, VENTURERS &
VILLAGE OF HAINES JCT
present:

Skate With Santa
1-3 P.M.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24
BILL BREWSTER ARENA
INFO: 634-2683

CHAMPAGNE-AISHIHIK BOXING DAY DINNER & DANCE

6 PM Dinner For Members
9 PM Dance Open To Everyone 19 & Over
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26
INFO: 634-2288
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

LUNCHBOX THEATRE

Begins 12 noon Wednesday, January 3 & continues
every second Wednesday until the end of March. Watch for posters!
MERRY CHRISTMAS
from the staff of Kluane National Park!

HAINES JUNCTION CURLING CLUB presents:

RCMP BONSPIEL
Saturday & Sunday,
January 6 & 7
Curling Club
Info: 634-2800

SNOWMACHINE CLUB

POKER RUN
12:30 p.m.
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!
Info: 633-4824

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:
STTC,
Box 2076, Haines Junction,
Phone: 634-2513 or
Fax: 634-2612.


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!

THRIFT SHOP
ANGLICAN CHURCH

Thursday, January 11 & 25
2-4 P.M. 7-8 P.M.
INFO: 634-2512

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.
Community Hall

Instructor: Kathy Zrum
Only $24 !
You must pre-register at the Village Office by Wednesday, January 10

Info: 634-2293
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.

14th Annual
Champagne & Aishihik First Nations Bonspiel

Friday-Sunday,
January 19-21

Saturday Banquet & Dance
Haines Junction Curling Club
634-2288

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
Info: 634-2683

REC HOCKEY TOURNAMENT


Friday-Sunday, February 9-11

Bill Brewster Arena
Info: 634-2920

St. Elias Lions
31st Annual
Mixed Bonspiel


Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11
Curling Club
Info: 634-2669

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.

Thank you to these supporters of the arena:
And to those who donated to the COOL CASH FUND:

Please note the new set up of phone numbers at the arena:

PARENTS!

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:



SPORTS CORNER


Cross-Country Ski Race Schedule


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.

SPONSOR-A-SLAVE


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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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 OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS


NEWS FROM PUBLIC WORKS

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:


RCMP NEWS

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!

TROPHY HUNTING?

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.

BUSINESS NEWS

PLEASE WELCOME THESE NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDERS IN THE VILLAGE:


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.

CULTURE CORNER

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.

FOR SALE

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!
RETURN TO GOD'S COUNTRY