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/

“Not on your #IdesOfMarch”

15 March 2020 12:39 Government Wharf, Yellowknife Bay, NWT

A bit windy today… 11.2 km return…. went with the wind to the Snowking’s Winter Festival but decided to return to Franklin so as to fight the wind only some… of the way back…
The wind was strong and the blowing snow out on the full ice reminded me of mini white-outs…. so
No thanks… 👌👍🏾🖖🏼
I’ve had my fill of white-outs…
Even mini ones….72263C6D-CE69-4EB2-874C-77DC287B6A7E-v2

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

Climate Strike! 1 in 20 Yellowknifers marched in the Capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories !

Climate Strike! 1 in 20 Yellowknifers marched in the Capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories !

Our Time For A Green New Deal – Yellowknife
https://www.facebook.com/ourtimeyk/

“…Our Time’s endorsed candidates are bold leaders who will push the
envelope when they’re elected. They will take risks, organize fellow
Members of Parliament, and work across party lines to tackle
the climate emergency. They’re running grassroots campaigns.
And they are championing a made-in-Canada Green New Deal….”
https://our-time.ca/

 

Paul Andrew speaks at Yellowknife’s “Global March for Climate Change”

 

Paul Andrew speaks with an introduction by Dëneze Nakehk’o, a founding member of Dene Nahjo
https://www.denenahjo.com/
Climate Strike! 1 in 20 Yellowknifers marched in the Capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories !
“…Global March for Climate Change blocks the streets of downtown Yellowknife – Friday, Sep. 27th, 2019 – Roughly one thousand people marched to City Hall in Yellowknife today as part of the Global March for Climate Change. […]
“Dene hide tanners and traditional harvesters have been forced to adjust their connections to land and culture because of the drastic changes in our traditional territories,” Dëneze Nakehk’o, a founding member of Dene Nahjo said. “These close connections have sustained us for generation upon generation since time immemorial. It is also the reason Indigenous Peoples should be on the forefront of climate solutions.” […]
The strike came just days before the territorial election and mere weeks away from the federal election, with many candidates in attendance.
“Today, we’re striking and tomorrow we’ll continue to build a massive movement for a Green New Deal, in the federal election and in our streets and communities after that,” Pretty Ngo, a student spokesperson for the local chapter of Our Time said. […]
All three school boards avoided scheduling tests on the day of the strike to not penalize students who took part and several teachers brought their classes as a whole to the event. …”
https://www.myyellowknifenow.com/43267/climate-change-march-blocks-the-streets-of-downtown-yellowknife/

Climate Strike! 1 in 20 Yellowknifers marched in the Capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories !
https://youtu.be/IL8PEvljjZ0 @Our Time For A Green – Yellowknife
https://www.facebook.com/ourtimeyk/
“…Our Time’s endorsed candidates are bold leaders who will push the envelope when they’re elected. They will take risks, organize fellow Members of Parliament, and work across party lines to tackle
the climate emergency. They’re running grassroots campaigns.
And they are championing a made-in-Canada Green New Deal….”
https://our-time.ca/

“Light Sleet” Yellowknife, NT, May 29th, 2019

ttps://youtu.be/bdrTvtpraV8
“Light Sleet” Yellowknife, May 29th, 2019

Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake video

Swan cob & pen with cygnets recorded on Tibbit Lake

Phylum Chordata, Aves | Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake
Still capture…. ©2019 GALessard 🇨🇦 mediamentor.ca
Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake video… | ©2019 GALessard 🇨🇦 mediamentor.ca
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