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E-Bulletin | November 1, 2014

 
IN THIS EDITION:
1. Yukon Generated Content Project launched
2. Yukon Cultural Labourforce Study - Now surveying!
3. Yukon Arts Presenters Summit
4. Update from Old Log Church Museum

5. Remembering the Yukon and World War One - new TV special
6. Bond of Strangers - documentary crowd-funding campaign

7. New collections care resources from YG Museums Unit

8. "A Yukon Snapshot" at Arts Underground
 
Have heritage news and events you'd like to share? Drop us a line at info@heritageyukon.ca and we'll spread the word!

1. Yukon Generated Content Project launched


         
 Who better to tell the story of the Yukon than those who know it best?

The Yukon Generated Content Project invites Yukoners and visitors to Yukon to share their favourite Yukon experiences with the rest of the world. This grassroots approach will open a unique set of windows into Yukon experience and attract more and more visitors to this great place. 

Visit www.yukoncontent.ca for more information, and to fill out a survey to be involved!

2. Yukon Cultural Labour Force Study - Now Surveying!

The Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Government have partnered together to undergo a study on the size and impact of the Cultural Industries labour force on Yukon’s economy.  This study is intended to provide a snapshot comparison to a report done in 2004 and looks to discover, understand, and address the shape of the industries, the challenges they face, and their size and impact on Yukon.  

We are looking to hear feedback from the entire community and the first step involves three surveys: a business survey, a NGO survey, and a cultural worker survey.  Our research team will also be visiting the communities to meet with stakeholders and leaders in the cultural industries for one on one discussions.

Links to both the NGO and cultural worker surveys are now available!
We ask that you take the time to fill out the survey and appreciate any and all responses. 
Click here to complete the NGO survey
Click here to complete the Cultural Worker survey

3. Yukon Arts Presenters Summit

Save the Date! The Summit will take place in Whitehorse, Nov 20th – 23rd, 2014.

This Summit will bring together administrators, board members, active volunteers and cultural workers whose work is primarily in the cultural sectors--performing arts, visual arts, heritage and culture. There are many things we can learn from each other, and we hope this Summit will teach, network, invigorate and inspire you to continue the work that contributes so much to your community.

The Summit schedule and registration is now available online! Check out the exciting lineup of speakers and workshop here.
4. Update from Old Log Church Museum
Job Posting - Executive Director
The Yukon Church Heritage Society (YCHS) is  seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director on behalf of the Old Log Church Museum. More information about this position can be found on our website www.oldlogchurchmuseum.ca

Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Sale
The Old Log Church Museum / Yukon Church Heritage Society would like to invite everyone to our to attend our annual Old Fashioned Christmas Sale which will take place Saturday, November 15th and 22nd from 10 – 3. 
 
We will have a fantastic selection of beautiful and unique Victorian inspired Christmas decorations, ornaments and other gifts for sale. Highlights include:
• Vintage 1920s/30s Reproduction Christmas Postcards
• Merck’s Family Old World Christmas ornaments
• Old Log Church snow globes
 
Visitors to the museum can enjoy a wonderful festive atmosphere, snacks and goodies, listen to Christmas music and more!
5. Remembering the Yukon and World War One - new TV special
A new local TV show features the little-known history of the Yukon and World War One.
 
Yukon author and historian Michael Gates is the special guest on "Remembering the Yukon and World War One," which will be broadcast daily, starting Monday Nov 3, for two weeks on Northwestel Community Cable (channels 9 and 269 in Whitehorse). The premiere is at 10:30pm on Monday.
 
Gates has researched extensively the Yukon's involvement in World War One, starting with when the news arrived in the capital, Dawson, on August 4, 1914. He is also the featured guest speaker at the Remembrance Day ceremony in Whitehorse at the Canada Games Centre.
 
Author of two books and the weekly Yukon News column "History Hunters," Gates is interviewed by program host and Yukon filmmaker Max Fraser, a member of the Whitehorse Legion.  Both Gates and Fraser serve on a committee of the Yukon Historical and Museums Association which is planning a conference for May 2016 on "The North and WW1."

6. Bond of Strangers - documentary crowd-funding campaign

Seventy years after his dad landed in Sicily during the Second World War, local filmmaker Max Fraser documented Operation Husky 2013, an epic journey of remembrance that walked the same path as the 1st Canadian Division. His film Bond of Strangers - Going the Distance for Remembrance will portray the challenging and emotional pilgrimage experienced by the amazing characters of OpHusky2013, and tell the story of sacrifice and victory of Canadian soldiers in 1943. He has received or can access 80% of the financing needed to finish the film, provided he can raise the final 20%. Please visit his crowd-funding page for more information.
7. New collections care resources from YG Museums Unit
New collections care resources have been added to the YG Museums Unit website! The "Condition Report for Traditional Style Yukon Footwear" and the "Collections Inventory and Survey" are templates that can be used as is or modified to meet the needs of your heritage organization.

Visit the Museums Unit homepage for more information or go directly to the Museum Resources page to download the templates.
8. "A Yukon Snapshot" at Arts Underground

A Yukon Snapshot: Photos and home movies 1946-1978 by Rolf Hougen

Opening Reception at Arts Underground (305 Main St., Whitehorse)
Friday, November 7 | 5-7pm

Come and see a fascinating selection of Rolf and Margaret Hougen photos and films that Yukon Archives acquired in 2010. They portray family celebrations, portraits, community events, local businesses, birthdays, weddings, Canadian Army and RCAF parties, as well as sporting activities such as tennis, boxing and hockey.

Exhibition runs November - February 
Presented by Yukon Archives

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