Monday, 30 April 2012

Edward (Ed) Jeske b. 18 January 1925 - d. 22 April 2012 live stream archives

There has already been over 300 views of these archived live streams since they aired on Saturday.

Edward (Ed) Jeske
b. 18 January 1925 - d. 22 April 2012
Full text at:

"Well done thy good and faithful servant…" - Matthew 25:23
Send condolences to family and friends:

The Saturday service itself
Ed Jeske - 2:30pm Service

Ed Jeske A life in Photos

Preparing for Ed Jeske's service (The half hour before the service)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Edward (Ed) Jeske Service Playback URL #YZF #NWT #Nunavut #hockey

Edward (Ed) Jeske Service Playback URL

Edward (Ed) Jeske

b. 18 January 1925 - d. 22 April 2012

Edward "Ed" Jeske has passed away peacefully in Yellowknife on April 22, 2012, at the age of 85, after a great life, well lived.  The youngest of eight siblings born in Poland to Adolph and Tillie Jeske, Ed grew up on a farm in Minitonas, Manitoba. 

He and his young wife Blanche arrived in the North in 1956 where he helped build the first airstrip in what is now Inuvik. He settled his young family in Yellowknife in 1958, and began a distinguished 31-year teaching career at Sir John Franklin Territorial High School.  Ed taught everything from heavy equipment operation, construction, automotive, and driver training to students who came from all over the arctic.  He loved his students and co-workers alike and taught with patience and humour. 

Ed marked every day of his life with generosity, Christian service, volunteerism, sportsmanship, humanity, friendship and sheer love of life.  He was a passionate booster of Yellowknife and life in the North and was loved by everyone he ever worked with. 

He was the recipient of awards, honours, lifetime memberships and citations too numerous to list.  His most distinguished honours included the Yellowknife Respected Elder and Volunteer of NWT, the Queen's 50th Golden Jubilee Medal, the Ed Jeske Bursary, and he represented Yellowknife three times at the National Senior Mens' Curling Championships. 

The greatest highlight of all came when Ed's contribution to the game of hockey in Yellowknife was recognized with the naming of the new Olympic ice arena after him in 2009.  Ed loved a ceremony, a good party, a homecoming, Lunch with the Bunch, buns at Barb's, or any happy celebration, and he was known to yodel when the moment was right. 

Ed leaves an inspirational legacy of love, he will be deeply missed by his lifelong companions Jan Stirling and Barb Bromley and will be missed most of all by his family:  sons Dale (Wendy) and Wayne (Candy), daughter Cindy, and grandchildren Alexandra (Matt), Ian, Hayley, Jeff, Michael, Adam, Spencer, and Bryce. 

A celebration of Ed's life will be held Saturday, April 28th at 2:30 at Northern United Place and the Sir John Franklin School Gymnasium, with a reception to follow in the Gymnasium.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in Ed's name to the Yellowknife United Church, the Yellowknife Seniors Society, or any of the charities and services Ed supported.     

                                 "Well done thy good and faithful servant…"

                                                  Matthew 25:23 

Send condolences to family and friends:

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Special NWT & Nunavut Festival airfares from Canadian North

Special NWT & Nunavut Festival airfares from Canadian North
Canadian North airline has launched a discount offer for four different summer festivals in the North. Special rates are available for those wishing to attend The Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik, to be held from July 13 to 22, as well as Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife from July 19 to 22.
Special fares are also available for Nunavut festivals, including the Alianiat Arts festival, June 29 to July 2, and The Nunavut Arts and Crafts Festival, July 2 to 9.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

NorthWords Writer's Festival May 31 - June 3, 2012

CBC Northbeat is a Proud Sponsor of NorthWords Writer's Festival May 31 - June 3, 2012



northwoods-promo.jpgNorthWords NWT holds an annual festival every year the first weekend in June, which allows established and emerging northern authors to share the stage with renowed Canadian authors.  The festival supports writers through workshops, mentoring and literary contests.


This year, NorthWords Festival is featuring 2010 Giller Prize Linden Macintryre, host of CBC's The Fifth Estate.  Linden recently released his latest book "Why Men Lie".  In addition, other special authors include:


  • James Bartleman, author of As Long as the Rivers Flow, a novel on the intergenerational impact of the residential school experience on the current epidemic of youth suicide in Northern Ontairo.
  • Michael Yahgulanaas who uses graphic narratives to communicate a world view particular to the Haida.  He is known for the Haida Manga.
  • Dawn Dumont, a comedian of Cree and Metis descent whose first book Nobody Cries Bingo was published in 2011.
  • Margaret Macpherson, an award-winning poet and author of both fiction and non-fiction, originally who grew up in Yellowknife.
  • Richard Van Camp, a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT who has earned international acclaim as a writer of short stories, children's books and novels.
  • Jamie Bastedo, a Yellowknife writer of both fiction and non-fiction who specializes bringing science to the people.
  • Annelies Poole, a Yellowknife writer whose funny take on life in the country has entertained readers for many years.
  • Cathy Jewison, a Yellowknife author whose short stories see the humor in northern life.

A program will be released within the next couple of weeks.


Visit NorthWords website at

Saturday, 21 April 2012

#Organic #Food #Jobs, #Internships & #Volunteering #Canada #cdnpoli

Organic Food Jobs, Internships & Volunteering
GoodWork Canada
CRAFT (Ontario)
SOIL (Canada)
FarmLink (Ontario)
ACORN (Atlantic Canada)
Manitoba Farm Mentorships
Alberta Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship
WWOOF (Worldwide) and
Start Your Own Farm or Garden
When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Yukon festivals a treat for the senses

Yukon festivals a treat for the senses
Music, other events add to summer magic

From soothing sounds for the ears right down to lively dancing feet, summer music festivals in the Yukon are a treat for all the senses.

Along with the rhythmic talents of performers such as David Lindley, Blue Highway, the Gibson Brothers and Annie Lou, the atmosphere of 24-hour sunlight and Klondike gold rush culture makes attending one of the territory's festivals an event to be cherished.

If you go:

Annual Sheep & Crane Viewing Festival, May 11 to 13

A major North American migration of Sandhill cranes funnels through the "Birdlock of Sandhill Cranes Highway," swooping, soaring and riding thermals over the town of Faro en route to nesting grounds in western Alaska and northeastern Siberia. Admire unique Fannin's sheep and enjoy natural history walks and talks while you're there. (

Commissioner's Tea and Klondike Ball, June 9

Steeped in tradition and nostalgia for the region's rich and flavourful history, the annual Commissioner's Tea is co-hosted by Parks Canada, IODE and the Commissioner on the lawns of the grand Commissioner's Residence in Dawson City, Yukon. Dress up in your 1898-era finest to sip tea, then dance the night away at the Klondike Ball at the Palace Grand Theatre. (

Pelly Valley Festival, July 28

This family friendly festival features storytellers, guided hikes, art demonstrations and workshops, a bocce tournament and wild game BBQ, all taking place at the Campbell Region Interpretive Centre. (

Discovery Day Celebrations, Dawson City, Aug. 16 to 19

In August 1896, three Yukon sourdoughs — George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim — discovered gold in what is now called Bonanza Creek, kick-starting one of the world's greatest gold rush stampedes. Celebrate the history behind the creation of the Yukon Territory with crafts, face painting, walking tours, cake, historical street theatre, Mounties in red serge and Diamond Tooth Gerties' Can Can dancers.

Five days of events include: Authors on Eighth, celebrating iconic northern writers Robert Service, Jack London and Pierre Berton; Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, with interactive artist tents and musicians; Discovery Day 10-kilometre run; Discovery Days Golf Tournament featuring nine holes lit by the midnight sun; and Klondike Valley Mud Bog, where monster trucks and other creative vehicles race across a mud bog. Bring earplugs! (

Great Klondike International Outhouse Race, Sept. 1

Appreciate a whole new meaning of Labour Day with this scavenger hunt and race involving decorated outhouses on wheels. Visitors are encouraged to participate — outhouses are supplied. (

Pathways to Prosperity: Northern Governance & Economy Conference in Yellowknife NWT & Funding Opportunity: PhD Student

Pathways to Prosperity: Northern Governance and Economy Conference in Yellowknife NWT

 The purpose of the conference is to:

  • Bring together Indigenous and Northern business leaders, policy makers, and social activists with academics working on Indigenous and Northern issues for information exchange and networking;
  • Vision how political institutions could change to better accommodate shifting governance authorities (land claim, self government, devolution) to create social and economic stability;
  • Vision concrete partnerships, mechanisms and strategic goals essential for actioning change toward social and economic stability and prosperity.


Business and social issues advocates often operate in solitude, or speak about each other but rarely have forums to work together. The exception is Indigenous governments and businesses: in the NWT these are often established through land claims capital, and a purpose of Indigenous businesses is to promote social and economic opportunity for its membership. The impact of land claim businesses, the employment, profit and community development opportunities they generate, and their influence in the social sphere extends beyond Indigenous peoples to affect the broader NWT economy and citizens. Participants will have time to reflect on NWT political institutions' roles in creating social and business stability and prosperity, and how policies of and changes in those institutions might improve the socio-economic landscape.


Funding Opportunity: PhD Student – Northern Governance and Economy - Northern Governance and Economy Conference
Application Deadline: May 04, 2012

Fox Consulting
Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, PhD
PO Box 962
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2N7