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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#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/

Frame Lake Ice Circuit in Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦

Frame Lake Ice Circuit
with music by Braille Merchant
Yellowknife / Sǫ̀mbak’è, NT 🇨🇦
Total Running time 21:42

Frame Lake Ice Circuit with music by Braille Merchant

00:13 Lost Mind Remix 07
02:44 Two Beat Remix 06
07:28 Lost Mind Remix 07 (reprise)
10:16 Twisted (platinum tongue)
10:49 Note: Upper right hand corner… Plane photo-bombs the shoot..
15:59 Smuggling Einstein
19:29 THE MONKE end keys

Braille Merchant
https://instagram.com/braillemerchant
https://www.facebook.com/braillemerchant/
https://youtube.com/braillemerchantbeats
https://youtube.com/BrailleMerchant
https://soundcloud.com/jasonbraillemerchantguy

Mask-less Drugstore Prescription Delivery Driver Apology: Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

Mask-less Drugstore Prescription Delivery Driver Apology: Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

At first I did not know what the mask-less driver
and his mask-less passenger were delivering
all around Yellowknife
It was
PRESCRIPTIONS
to
VULNERABLE PATIENTS in Yellowknife !
I’m so sorry and want to apologize to the
mask-less drugstore delivery driver and mask-less assistant
for questioning there following of
WSCC and / NWT COVID-19 rules

So I don’t know who the
mask-less drugstore prescription driver is.

If you do, please tell him I apologize…
I was only trying to stay alive
in the days of CORONA-19.

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 🇨🇦

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1
Juvenile bald eagle downstream Fort Providence side of Deh Cho Bridge

https://giphy.com/embed/fHcqXbhApCux8DL4cMvia GIPHY

NWT’s The Sun at Midnight actor wins award

Yellowknife's Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

Yellowknife’s Kirsten Carthew on the set of The Sun at Midnight, a Canadian film which she directed, wrote, and produced. (submitted)

“… The first full-length feature film shot in the N.W.T. is quickly becoming a celebrated selection at some major Canadian film festivals.
Mohawk-actor Kawennárhere Devery Jacobs won the award for best performance in a Canadian film at the Whistler Film Festival on Sunday for her performance in The Sun at Midnight.
“I’m just filled with gratitude,” said Jacobs in an interview Tuesday. “I had no expectations going to shoot it in the Northwest Territories. We just went to film this ultra low-budget project, and it was such a passion project that I really hold dear to my heart.” […]
It’s the first acting award Jacobs has received, and she credits Carthew’s talent for the win.
“It’s all because of our writer-director [#Yellowknife’s] Kirsten Carthew. Her writing, if you look at the film, there really isn’t a lot of plot-driven stories, so it really rests on the shoulders of myself and [co-star] Duane Howard to carry the film, which I haven’t’ had the opportunity to do in past projects.” […]
The Whistler Film Festival marks the film’s second screening outside the N.W.T.
The Sun at Midnight also screened at imagineNATIVE in October, complete with a standing ovation from the audience.…”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sun-at-midnight-performance-award-1.3884105

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

A very sad moment

Demolition video of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

Demolition video still of Yellowknife’s Robertson Head Frame Oct 29th, 2016

“… Hundreds watch Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe fall to the ground – Many show up for blast at 5 p.m. MT Saturday, hundreds more watch from Australia, N.S., Alaska
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hundreds-watch-robertson-headframe-blast-1.3828368
N.W.T. gov’t won’t save Yellowknife’s Robertson headframe
Agreement could not be reached with mine owner, says GNWT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-gov-t-won-t-save-con-mine-robertson-headframe-1.3701613
“…The Con Mine (1938-2003) was the first gold mine developed in the Northwest Territories, just south of Yellowknife.[1] The property was staked by Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco) in September 1935 in response to the discovery of visible gold nearby; the name “Con” is an abbreviation of “Consolidated”. The advent of winter prevented any prospecting from being conducted, but work in the summer of 1936 led to the discovery of numerous gold veins. The Con Mine entered production in 1938 and ceased operations in 2003. It has produced over 5,000,000 ozt (160,000 kg) of gold from 12,195,585 tons of ore processed.[2] The mine was over 6,000 ft (1,800 m) deep.[3]…”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con_Mine

Video runs 01:58

John McFadden on his Acquittal on Obstructing Police charge in Yellowknife NT

John McFadden on his Acquittal on Obstructing Police charge in Yellowknife NT  October 21, 2016


For more on this story see
Yellowknife journalist found not guilty of obstruction (CBCNorth)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/john-mcfadden-decision-expected-1.3814759
‘Free McFadden’ T-shirts support Yellowknife journalist on trial
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/free-john-mcfadden-t-shirt-1.3674422
Yellowknife Court Reporter on Trial for Obstructing Police by  Cody Punter July 1, 2016
http://www.canadalandshow.com/yellowknife-court-reporter-trial-obstructing-police/
Exiled to the North, a Reporter Finds a New Enemy in the RCMP by Dave Bidini July 7, 2016
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/exiled-to-the-north-a-reporter-finds-a-new-enemy-in-the-rcmp
ICYMI: Objection! Local Journo’s Trial an Expensive, Questionable Circus
Nobody looks good in the case of an NNSL reporter charged with obstruction of justice
Sep 1, 2016
https://edgenorth.ca/article/icymi-objection-local-journo-s-trial-an-expensive-questionable-circus

Hacked drone flies over Virginia Falls on NWT’s Nahanni River! – YouTube

This was the first officially sanctioned drone flight over the Nahanni National Park’s Virginia Falls in the history of the park!

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