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

#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/

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/

The Medium Is The Message (1/3) by the ABC Radio National Network, 27 June 1979 in Australia

The Medium Is The Message (1/3) In this lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia, Marshall McLuhan discusses his communication theory ‘The medium is the message’ and addresses the audience’s questions.
https://www.sam-network.org/video/the-medium-is-the-message-1-3?curation=0

Direct YouTube URL
https://youtu.be/ImaH51F4HBw

Gravity Racers “7th YK Grand Prix” 2019

Gravity Racers “YK Grand Prix” 2019
“…Well another Grand Prix has come to an end and the cars have been collected, trophies disbursed and clean up done. Please take a look at our sponsors and support those local businesses and organizations that support our community. Proceeds from this year’s race go to help provide the support for children to be able to participate in summer camp.
Next year this portion of School Draw will be under construction so we are looking for a new location, if you have an idea for a location that you think would be good for the race please post . As well, share your favourite pics from the races and tag them #racetoinclusion.
Due to the high demand this year, if you wish to be placed on a pre- register list for next year, please contact the office 873-8230 or email admin@nwtdc.net. Until next year, have a great summer!…”
https://www.facebook.com/mediamentor.ca/videos/584504002057347/
Denise Mckee NWT Disabilities Council May 26 2019 at 7:31 AM via
https://www.facebook.com/NWTDC/
NWT Disabilities Council
Suite 116, 5102 50th Avenue
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 3S8
http://www.nwtdc.net/
(867) 873-8230

French explorer, author, and Buddhist scholar, Alexandra David-Néel

“…French explorer, author, and Buddhist scholar, Alexandra David-Néel led a full and exceptional life. In 1924, at the age of 55, she was the first European woman to cross the Trans-Himalayas in the dead of winter to reach the forbidden city of Lhasa in Tibet. Scaling 19,000-foot peaks without supplementary oxygen and wearing crude leather boots. During her life, which spanned almost 101 years, she wrote more than 30 books on eastern religions and remains today the most authoritative source on Tibetan Buddhism.
The only child of an unfortunate marriage, Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David was born on October 24, 1868, in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, in between the Bois de Vincennes and the defensive wall surrounding Paris. Her father, Louis David (a distant relative and namesake of the renowned artist, Jacques-Louis David) was a Hugenot Freemason, left-leaning journalist and teacher, and her mother, Alexandrine Borghmans, a Catholic native of Belgium….”
https://bonjourparis.com/history/women-who-shaped-paris/alexandra-david-neel/

Photo via the above…

An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs

“… As officers with the 🇨🇦 Canada Border Services Agency examined his bag and his phone, he asked what grounds they had for suspecting him.
“They said because I’m an artist,” said Hogan, who was based in Halifax with the navy from 2001 to 2005. “They read it on my file and said that was a trigger, because they don’t believe that artists could even afford to go on vacation, basically.”
Even harder for the officers to believe, he said, was that an artist could take a four-star vacation in the Dominican Republic in March, flying in a premium class…”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/artist-tim-hogan-detained-cbsa-1.5090973

“Media and reconciliation” is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to journalist’s action

The TRC report urges Canadian journalism programs and media schools to “require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples.”

ITK’s Natan Obed scolds reporters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Natan Obed, President of the ITK, speaks during a press conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut “…Questions moved to the SNC-Lavalin affair, which has been dominating the news cycle in Ottawa for the last month. The shift in focus, away from human rights abuses experienced by Inuit, prompted Obed to scold reporters and remind media of its role in reconciliation.
Full transcript of his comments below:
“I think something that the media should reflect on is that throughout all of this, there has always been more important stories. And the stories of human rights abuses to Inuit. Every time there is something that happens, such as an apology today, there are other stories in the world.
But the fact that media passed right by the people whose human rights abuses were not told by the media for decades to other stories of the day is still a reflection on the work that needs to happen in reconciliation. The Inuit who were apologized today matter. This story matters. It is a Canadian story.
And I recognize that there are other media stories that matter as well. But I do hope in the future there can be more respect given to the place and time and the people who deserve to have their story told. And the media have a strong role to play to tell it.”
Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a national non-profit organization that represents 53 communities in the north.
“Media and reconciliation” is a subsection in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. The TRC report urges Canadian journalism programs and media schools to “require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples.”….”
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/03/08/natan-obed-media-snc-lavalin_a_23688192/

Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail

"Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail"
captured Friday, July 27, 2018

“Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail”
captured Friday, July 27, 2018 near Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

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