THE TREDMILL

FEBRUARY 1996

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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Thanks to Phil Bastien of Borealis Productions for helping us with this project! We're 'Internet' bound!


Miss your outdoor exercise during the cold weather? Try skating at the arena for a change!
- From Your Friends in Active Living
Mayor Stinson Council and everyone in Haines Junction congratulate Rod & Enid Tait on being chosen Mr. & Mrs. Yukon for this year's Sourdough Rendezvous - it's great having royalty in the Junction!

DEADLINE FOR NEXT TREDMILL IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Fax: 634-2008





Congratulations to Trans-North Helicopters pilot Doug Makkonen on receiving the Commissioner's Award for Bravery for the rescue on Mount Logan. Haines Junction is very proud of you!



The Village thanks everyone for their patience with the TV service over the past few weeks. Once the weather warms up, we plan to bring a technician out from Whitehorse to repair the system.

Mayor Stinson and Council applaud these recent community events:


FOUND AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

One medium, blue, light jacket with a cigarette in the pocket.

ASK YOUR NEAREST AUCTIONEER!

Sometime during the Village's Christmas Party, the Mayor's gavel somehow disappeared from Council Chambers. If you know of its whereabouts, please return it
no questions asked.

Congratulations to these winners of the Village of Haines Junction Christmas Decorating Contest:

Commercial
Residential
Honourable Mention

Special thanks to the anonymous judges, their chauffeur and the refreshment lady!

WIN $200 FIRST PRIZE!

Enter the Southern Tutchone Tribal Council LOGO CONTEST! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 31

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.
Info: Margaret Johnson 634-2513

LUNCHBOX THEATRE

Begins 12 noon Wednesday, January 3 & continues
every second Wednesday until the end of March. Watch for posters!

February 14
Be Bear Aware: Bear attacks and how to avoid them.

February 28, March 13 & 27
TBA

Kluane National Park Visitor Reception Centre
Info: Brent Liddle 634-7206

HAINES JUNCTION RODEO COMMITTEE PRESENTS...

BINGO!
$2,500 in prizes!

Thursday, February 8 Community Hall
5 p.m. Doors Open
7 p.m. Games Begin

Info: Barb Eikland 634-2563


OLD-TIMERS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT


Friday-Sunday, February 2-4
Bill Brewster Arena

Come and cheer on teams from Whitehorse, Teslin, Faro, Watson Lake, Dawson City, Sitka, Juneau and of course our own Kluane Park Inn Old-Timers!

Friday
3:15 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
(Times subject to change)

Info: Dan Drummond 634-2683
A veterinarian is tentatively scheduled to be in Haines Junction Saturday, February 3
For appointments:
Guy Maynes 634-2033
Just a reminder that every owner of every dog needs to obtain a dog tag and pay an ANNUAL fee:

Please remember to bring to the Village Office your proof of spaying or neutering.
Find the perfect Valentine's gift for your loved one!
THRIFT SHOP ANGLICAN CHURCH
Thursday, February 8 & 29 2-4 P.M. 7-8 P.M.
INFO: Libby Dulac 634-2512
All proceeds go to charity

REC HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Friday-Sunday, February 9-11
Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Todd Henkel 634-2920




ST. ELIAS LIONS 31st ANNUAL MIXED BONSPIEL

Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11
Curling Club
Info: Terry Madley 634-2669
MARIJUANA AWARENESS WORKSHOP

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday & Tuesday,
February 12 & 13 Community Hall
Info: Peter West 634-2514
ALSEK PASS PROJECT OPEN HOUSE

To Review The Draft Initial Environmental Evaluation
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13
Mezzanine, Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Bob Lewis 667-3918

Here's one home improvement you wouldn't dare forget:
Get something for your sweetie for Valentine's Day,
Wednesday, February 14



Health & Social Services invite you to a public meeting to obtain your views on:

7 pm Wednesday, February 14
Mezzanine, Bill Brewster Arena
Info: Barb Boleen
1-800-661-0408 local 3010

Village Council invites you to a Town Hall Meeting
to discuss the Official Community Plan & Business License Bylaw
7 p.m. Thursday, February 15 Mezzanine
Info: 634-2291


KLUANE CLASSIC CROSS COUNTRY SKI RACE
Saturday, February 17 Kathleen Lake
Volunteers urgently needed.
Call Norm Bastien today at 634-2539

Lee Brown, Round Lake, B.C. and Chief Leonard George, Burrard First Nation offer a

Personal & Community Development Workshop

Monday-Friday, February 19-23
Elders Complex
Info: Peter West 634-2514
HAINES JUNCTION CURLING CLUB PRESENTS

42nd Annual Mixed Bonspiel
Friday-Sunday, February 23-25

Info: Dale Hansen 634-2507
Also, be sure to buy a ticket on the Curling Club's draw:
1st Prize
Tickets are available from Marty Pauls, Dale Hansen and Pete Holm.
HAPPY HERITAGE DAY!
Friday, February 23
(St. Elias Community School and most YTG services will be closed)

YUKON OUTDOORS CLUB SKI TRIP

10 a.m. Saturday, March 9 Meet at Mountain View Motel Trip Route: It's a surprise!

Info: Mark Ritchie 634-2293
PINE LAKE 150 SNOWMACHINE RACE
Saturday, March 9
Register by 10 a.m. at the Lake Racing starts at 12 noon

Info: Wade Istchenko 634-7019
HAINES JUNCTION SNOWMOBILE CLUB DANCE & RAFFLE

Main Draw
Saturday, March 9
Community Hall

Tickets available at Gateway Tavern, Kluane Park Inn & Cozy Corner Motel
Info: Wade Istchenko 634-7019
Friday, March 15 is the deadline to apply for Spring Recreation Grants. Applications are at the Village Office.
SOUTHERN TUTCHONE TRIBAL COUNCIL presents a:

Spring Language Conference

Watch for more details later!
Info: Margaret Johnson 634-2513
YUKON FIRST NATIONS TOURISM ASSOCIATION
SPRING CONFERENCE
"Uniting Yukon & Canada's First Nations Tourism Industry"

Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23 Yukon Inn, Whitehorse
Info: Louise Parker 667-7698

THE ARENA REPORT



YOUR COOPERATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED!

Arena staff remind users that skaters are not allowed on the ice surface until the Zamboni is off and the doors are closed.

ADVERTISING MAKES THINGS HAPPEN!
Want to get your message to a captive audience? We will soon be selling space on the arena boards or walls for your advertisement or flag. Space starts at $200 per year. For more information, watch your mailbox or contact Roland at 634-7028.

WATCH FOR THESE CHANGES AT THE ARENA:
Due to delays caused by the cold weather, we are now aiming for March 1 for the ice plant to be operating.


Thanks to Kluane National Park and Minor Hockey for helping the Village with this project.


Mezzanine users will soon be able to hear the penalties called on their favourite players!
Men & Women! Join the Haines Junction Fun Hockey League!
First game & beer garden is
7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 17
Puckheads vs Dough Bears
Call coaches Erni Watson 634-2323 or Vicki Madley 634-2669 if you want to play!

SPORTS CORNER

RIDE ON, YUKON, RIDE ON!
Into mountain biking? Between 16 & 22 years old? Always wanted to go to Brandon, Manitoba?

The Cycling Association of the Yukon is putting together a mountain biking team for the 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba. Team members may also go to races in Alberta & B.C. this summer. The Village Office has applications to try out for the team.

For more information, call Ross Kelly at 667-4574.
Cross-Country Ski Races Entry Forms are at the Village Office

Saturday, February 3
Carcross Classic
667-4404 or 633-8420

Saturday, February 10
Marsh Lake Loppet
399-4821

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

EAGLE, ALASKA, HERE WE COME!

Congratulations to these local athletes going to the Arctic Winter Games:
Hockey

Cross-Country Skiing


Shooting

Volleyball

Basketball

Soccer

Arctic Sports

Coaches
Mission Staff

COMMUNITY NEWS


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Village has an Operator/ Parks Maintenance term/ auxiliary position starting February 15. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 31. For more information, contact the Village Office.

UPCOMING VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETINGS
February 14 & 28 March 13 & 27

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.

WELCOME
to the new members of the Culture, Parks & Recreation Committee - Brent Bradasch & Clayton Holloway.
The Junction Function Funding Foundation is pleased to award a grant of $100 to the St. Elias School "Peaks" 1995/96 yearbook.
KIDS ARE WORTH IT!
The Child Development Centre Outreach Team will be in Haines Junction on
Thursday, February 8 & Friday, March 29
To make an appointment with the team or for more information, contact
Health Centre 634-4444 or Leona Cormier at the CDC 668-4386 collect.


BETTER ODDS THAN 6/49!
The Yukon Lotteries Commission oversees public lotteries in the Yukon and allocates the proceeds from them. The Commission currently has some vacancies on it and invites community minded volunteers to apply for these vacancies.
Deadline to apply is Friday, February 2 and applications are at the Village Office.
For information, contact Carol Arntzen at 633-7890.
RODEO UPDATE
GREAT NEWS!
The Rodeo Committee will be holding the Phil Temple Memorial Rodeo on the evenings of
Wednesday & Thursday, July 10 & 11.
They are also planning to hold monthly bingos in the Community Hall, starting Thursday, February 8. The latest project is to get the steel gates made for the holding pens. Finally, 1996 memberships are now on sale for $50 each and they are available from Bernie's Videos.
For more information about the rodeo, call Barb Eikland at 634-2563.


THE CENTENNIAL IS COMING! THE CENTENNIAL IS COMING!
There are dozens of colourful "1896 Year of Discovery" banners and flags available for community groups to dress up their special events. Examples are on display at the arena. To reserve these banners and flags, contact Mark at the Village Office 634-2293.
JUST SAY YES . . . TO BUYING THESE POSTERS!
St. Elias School Kids' Addiction Awareness Posters will be available for sale the first week in February. Keep your eyes open for them!
Info: Peter West 634-2514

BUSINESS NEWS


IF YOU TELL THEM, THEY WILL COME!
Mark Ritchie will be promoting tourism at two upcoming trade shows
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If you are interested in participating at the Vancouver show or you would like your brochures displayed at both shows, please contact Mark as soon as possible - 634-2293.
PLEASE WELCOME THIS NEW BUSINESS LICENSE HOLDER IN THE VILLAGE:

THE WISHING WELL
gift sales & greeting cards
Gwen Maynes 634-2033
LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING!
The Haines Junction Chamber of Commerce has the 1996 Yukon Business Directory for sale - for only $20! Just a wealth of information, including the YTG phone directory.
Contact Sharren Carlson 634-2268.


CULTURE CORNER


Calgary Artist Ted Godwin presents an exhibition of paintings

KLUANE

Yukon Art Centre
Now until Sunday, February 25 11 am - 5 pm Monday-Friday
1 pm - 4 pm Saturday & Sunday

Info: 667-8575
CALLING ALL DRAMA GROUPS!
It's time to submit your favourite one act or full length plan for the Yukon Zone Festival the first week in May. Festival organizers need to know by the end of January if you are interested.
Call Sheila Dodd or Jo de Beaudrap at 667-8576 or see Mark at the Village Office.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE ARTS!
Want to contribute to the arts in the Yukon? Two Yukon arts organizations currently have vacancies:

Deadline for applying for either of these organizations is Friday, February 16. Applications are at the Village Office. For more information, contact Rick Lemaire at 1-800-661-0408 local 8592.

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