“This is what happens when you aren’t taught how to bead.” – Gail Cyr of “…Exceptional Merit…”

Trailer

“This is what happens when you aren’t taught how to bead.” – Gail Cyr
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 55 minutes 53 seconds
Completion Date: November 20, 2019
Country of Origin: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Language: English

WRPN Women’s International Film Festival – DOCUMENTARY
http://www.wwiff.com/
Yellowknife International film Festival
https://www.ykfilmfest.com/

CREDITS:
Gail Cyr – Writer
Jesse Wheeler – Writer
Ollie Williams – Writer
Gail Cyr – Key Cast – “Gail Cyr”
Jesse Wheeler – Key Cast – “Jesse Wheeler”
Ollie Williams – Key Cast – “Ollie Williams”
George Lessard – Video Artist – Director
Gail Cyr – Producer

More information and details at:
https://filmfreeway.com/Thisiswhathappenswhenyouarenttaughthowtobead-GailCyr

https://naccnt.ca/

“An Evening Ice Road Run – Yellowknife to Dettah return”

A socially distanced eBike run on the Dettah Ice Road, Yellowknife Bay of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada early in the days of Covid-19

“…It is our pleasure to select your film as an official selection of Venice Shorts …”

Venice Shorts
https://filmfreeway.com/Veniceshorts
Music by Braille Merchant
“EVERYTHING DUD” 2002 @ 01:12
“cairo dub mix” @ 04:25
“DEEP BASS.04” 10:49
“DUNLAP 2002 FEAR FLY MIX” @ 15:22
“1989 06 FULL MIX” @ 21:30
the city night” @ 25:09
“The O Dog 05” @ 28:54
“The Lost” @ 36:09
@Braille Merchant
https://instagram.com/braillemerchant
Venice Shorts
https://filmfreeway.com/Veniceshorts

Help Avens – Yellowknife’s Community for Seniors, Build a Bus! Where there’s a Wheel there’s a Way.

” We need to raise a total of $125,000.
After 22 years, our old bus is officially out of commission and is in dire need of replacement.
‘Operation Care on Wheels’ we are fundraising to “build” a new bus for Yellowknife’s Seniors one piece at a time.
You can make a bulk donation OR you can buy a specific piece of the bus like the tire,
or a spark plug, depending on your budget.
Where there’s a Wheel there’s a Way.
We need to raise a total of $125,000.”

If you’d like to Donate to this meaningful cause, please scan the QR code with your phone to go to the webpage to donate, and select the
“Care on Wheels”
option from the fund drop down menu.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/27338

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Yellowknife, NWT (September 4th, 2020) – AVENS, A Community for
Seniors is asking our community a lift in support for our newest fundraising initiative called Operation Care on Wheels. Launching officially on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 *, Care on Wheels will be a 5 month fundraising event that will enable AVENS to replace its current 22 year old senior’s shuttle bus.
Having the ability for “ALL” seniors to move around Yellowknife is a vital component in dealing with social isolation and accessibility. Ensuring access to essential services like medical appointments, or staying connected with family and businesses and remaining engaged within their community by attending events and supporting cultural activities are necessities in life.
We are pleased to showcase one of our early supporters for this fundraising operation. Paul Bros. NEXTreme Inc. Welding has been a long supporter for a new bus program. Their company has donated an accumulated amount of
$20,000 over the past 4 years, “On behalf of Paul Bros NEXTreme Inc., we have committed ourselves to the North and have made a dedication for our business to give back to the Children of the North, our Elderly, Indigenous, Education, and those less fortunate. Five years ago, one of the commitments we made, was to support AVENS – A Community for Seniors. AVENS is a special place our family visited during a time when one of our business role models, Eddie’s Grandpa, Mike Krutko lived and was cared for. We realized then the impact AVENS had on those who live in their care. AVENS is a big part of our community and the North and having them cherish the wisdom of our Elders have helped many families, like ours. This is one way for our team at Paul Bros NEXTreme to give back and say Thank you.” Myrna Paul, Co-Owner of Paul Bros. NEXTreme Welding Inc.
In making our community more inclusive and accessible, AVENS CEO, Daryl Dolynny is quick to remind us “If there is a wheel there’s a way to combat social isolation and encourage an included society, especially during these pandemic times. We know improving these day to day activities with a trustworthy bus is vital for a healthy mind and body. Our seniors are counting on us to give them a lift in support”
Community supporters large and small can help us “build the bus” by making a donation to Operation Care on Wheels by visiting our AVENS website and clicking the “donate now” button. Electronic receipts are given immediately.
Should you wish to know more or want to make a difference in the lives of our seniors, we would be more than happy to field you inquiries. On behalf of AVENS thank you for giving seniors a lift!

AVENS – A Community for Seniors (previously YACCS) was incorporated under the Societies Act in April of 1983 by a group of citizens to lobby government and establish programs and services for seniors.
AVENS was established to meet the needs of the growing number of soon-to-be retired miners and prospectors (many of whom were bachelors) who would need support to live out their retirement years in Yellowknife.
SINCE INCEPTION, AVENS has worked very hard to establish programs and services not only for Yellowknife seniors, but for seniors across the NWT.
TODAY, AVENS board’s vision is to address ageing challenges across the entire housing and care continuum. Our draft expansion plan envisions growth of residential living choices and delivery of a range of services across the full spectrum of care. Most importantly the board envisions a community where our residents can move seamlessly through levels of care without ever leaving the AVENS community.

For more information, please contact:

Daryl Dolynny, CEO
AVENS- A Community for Seniors

or

Chelsea Pukanich, Executive Assistant
AVENS- A Community for Seniors

Suite 1
5710-50 Avenue YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 1G1
Tel: (867) 920-2443 Fax: (867) 873-9915 Website:
www.avensseniors.com …”
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@oldtownyk’s Old Town Ramble And Ride at The Woodyard, #Yellowknife, #NWT, 🇨🇦 July 15, 2020 at 10:21 PM

The Woodyard, Yellowknife, NWT, 🇨🇦 July 15, 2020 at 10:21 PM

Also available at https://www.facebook.com/mediamentor.ca/videos/281434596251606/

14th Annual Old Town Ramble & Ride
The Virtual Edition
July 10th-August 2nd 2020

Web
https://oldtownrambleandri.wixsite.com/oldtownrambleandride

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/OldTownRambleAndRide/


YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4Kx9VROR59OWQCzHPKBXnw

The Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System (NWT&Y)…or how we got to Northwestel …

Map of “the system” via http://www.nwtandy.rcsigs.ca/map_system.htm

… or how we got to Northwestel

“…In 1922, the vast Canadian north, from Hudson Bay to the Alaska border, comprising of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory, had no means of communication with civilization, or “outside” as it was known, except a limited mail service by boat in summer and dog-team in winter. In addition to this limited mail service Dawson City, YT was served by a telegraph line from Hazelton, BC operated by the Dominion Government Telegraph Service. The telegraph line was none too reliable due mainly to maintenance difficulties as it ran for hundreds of miles through uninhabited wilderness and over extremely rugged terrain. […] The story of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System (NWT&Y) is a virtually unknown saga in the history of the development of northern Canada. The contributions of the men who staffed the stations are largely unheralded. In his post-script to the official history, WO1 Cal Vince says: “Northerners will also remember Signals primarily as magistrates, Airways and Transportation agents, acting minions of the law and prime movers in community affairs. It is the unmistakeable fact that the fine reputation built by the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during 37 eventful years of service in the north country was not the result of the efforts of one, two or even three individuals, but rather the results of the combined efforts of every officer and man who served on this now non-existent arm of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals.” These are not the normal roles of soldiers on active service. But there in the Canadian northland they were engaged in unusual circumstances and eventful times. Not only was Canada’s northern frontier and its resources in the early stages of exploration and development, but the science, technology and practical applications of global telecommunications and air transportation were also probing new frontiers. The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals was asked by the Government of Canada to step into the breach and fill the void in long-distance telecommunication to serve those industries and the embryonic communities in the northern territories. In the process the Signallers found themselves, perforce, fulfilling duties far beyond anything they had learned at the School of Signals in Vimy Barracks. In enthusiasm, ability, dedication and inventiveness they were not found wanting. In the nearly four decades (1923-59) that their System operated they left behind them a proud and impressive legacy…”
See the full story at….
http://www.nwtandy.rcsigs.ca/

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM Demonstration: Yellowknife, NWT, 🇨🇦

BlackLivesMatter Demonstration #BLM, Yellowknife, NWT, 🇨🇦

Ambe Chenemu, Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina, Cynthia Mufandaedza (Yellowknife city councillor), Gerri Sharpe and more speak….
Jun 09, 2020

“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

OPINION | Why we are not exempt from racism in the North : Ambe Chenemu
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/racism-in-north-canada-exists-1.5613513

“… Hundreds gather for Yellowknife demonstration in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
People marched from Multiplex Arena to RCMP station downtown in demonstration against anti-Black racism Jun 09, 2020 […]
The protests were peaceful with those gathered remaining quiet while speakers made their remarks, except for when being led in chants.
While the mass of people did not maintain two metres distance from one another, nearly everyone was wearing a face mask.
“While I understand it, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, so is the rest of the world [and] everybody else is marching,” said Graham.
“Yes, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, but a lot of people view racism as a pandemic. Racism is a real pandemic. And people are upset.”
Clarifications – A previous version of this story said that PSAC North organized this event. Although the organization promoted the event, it was organized by different community members and activists. Jun 09, 2020 8:38 PM CT …”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-blm-demonstration-anti-racism-1.5604916

“…Organizer Ambe Chenemu addressed the crowd first, speaking about racism in Canadian society, both past and present. He also called on allies to no longer ignore racism when they see it.
“People have died for this, people continue to die for this and those lives were not wasted,” Chenemu said. “Are you going to speak up when you see racism? Are you going to do something when you see racism?”. […]
Ndilo Chief Ernest Betsina spoke of the racism he has faced as an Indigenous man.
“As an Indigenous man I represent a people who suffer and continue to suffer because of residential schools,” he said. […]
Yellowknife city councillor Cynthia Mufandaedza spoke about the importance of embracing diversity.
“The world is ready to change,” she said. “As a community we must recommit to changing ourselves.”
Also in attendance was Mayor Rebecca Alty as well as several RCMP officers. …”
https://cklbradio.com/2020/06/10/hundreds-attend-yellowknife-anti-racism-demonstration/

2020 Pandemic Summer “Virtual Street/Art Tour of Yellowknife” CIERF Grant

I received word today that I will be receiving the grant to “video art the arts” in Yellowknife until October…

The work will be a “Virtual Street/Art Tour of Yellowknife”


In August of 2007, on the occasion of the first Old Town Ramble & Ride I shot a series of 34 photographs celebrating the event, hand an exhibition of them at the former Robin’s Nest Restaurant, published a 20 page photo catalogue…

August of 2007, on the occasion of the first Old Town Ramble & Ride


In the spirit and celebration of Old Town Ramble and Ride, I’ll build on this concept and shoot a series of short documentations of the arts and artists in Yellowknife, including, but not limited to; the artists, the street art, studios and exhibitions happening over the 2020 Pandemic Summer.

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As I usually do as the artist… I shall record and edit the images and sound.
Why?
To document the artistic community’s work over this special summer and help replace the usual venues.

I received word today that I will be receiving the grant to cover the arts in Yellowknife until October… “… NWTArts told me today “… Thank you for your application to the Northwest Territories (NWT) Creative Industries Economic Recovery Fund (CIERF). The CIERF Review Panel has now completed the review of submissions and we are pleased to inform you that your project proposal has been approved.
In the next two weeks a contribution agreement (CA) will be developed for your signature. It is important to note that you will receive two payments for this project. A first payment of 85% of project costs will be issued upon processing the CA, and a final payment of 15% will be provided upon completion of the project and when reporting is provided (before March 31, 2021)….”

Chief Drygease Territory, Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦

George Lessard
Mársı | Kinanāskomitin | Thank you | Merci | Hąį’ | Quana | Qujannamiik | Quyanainni | Máhsı | Máhsı | Mahsı̀
108-600 Gitzel St, Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦 X1A 2R4
Cell∙SMS∙📱∙FaceTime∙WhatsApp # 01.867.445.9193
Information Curation, Communication & Media / Cure d’information, communication et médias
Member:
Canadian Artists Representation / le Front des artistes canadiens
Profile https://www.carfacontario.ca/Sys/PublicProfile/26148425
Copyright Visual Arts / Droits d’auteur Arts visuels (COVA-DAAV)
http://www.cova-daav.ca
Web http://mediamentor.ca
Mandy Crew Listing
https://crew.mandy.com/ca/crew/profile/george-lessard
Curriculum Vitae:
https://themediamentor.wordpress.com/curriculum-vitea/

The Facebook #MallCopAlgorithm at work Sat 13 Jun 2020

Facebook incorrectly removes picture of Aboriginal men in chains because of ‘nudity’

“… Facebook also blocks users from sharing Guardian Australia’s story based on its use of the image. […] Facebook incorrectly removed a post critical of the prime minister’s comments regarding slavery in Australia that featured a photograph of Aboriginal men in neck chains from the late 1800s, claiming the photo featured nudity.
On Thursday, Scott Morrison said that there was no slavery in this country.
On Friday he backed down from those comments and acknowledged the history of #blackbirding in Australia – where people were coerced into working as indentured labourers, often through deception or force. He said his Thursday comments related to the principles that existed when the colony of New South Wales was founded – that there was to be no lawful slavery in Australia. …”

Full story :

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/13/facebook-incorrectly-removes-picture-of-aboriginal-men-in-chains-because-of-nudity

Fibre optic cable along 🇨🇦 Arctic coast by Dec 2021

26 May 2020 – 1:30 pm EDT “… Plans to lay fibre optic cable along Nunavik’s Hudson coast will go ahead this summer, putting parts of the region on track to receive high-speed internet by next year….”

Full story https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/fibre-optic-to-be-installed-along-nunaviks-hudson-coast-this-year/

https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/fibre-optic-to-be-installed-along-nunaviks-hudson-coast-this-year/

I just submitted ““Nobody Knows” Global March for Climate Change Yellowknife Climate Strike!” to @WAMP_NT’s #YIFF

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