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Friends of Community Cable 20

For your summer viewing pleasure, here's some of the shows coming your way this week on YK Ch 20/269.

1. Sir John Franklin HS Film Festival 2014 - the students were busy once again this year creating another wonderful array of video delights.

2. Xanadu - the SJF Drama program's spring show from this past April at the NACC.

3. Polar Plunge 2014 - coverage of the annual event held at Long Lake this past Apr 29th. Freezin' for a Reason!

4. Garage Sale Scavenger Hunt - the first episode of the 2014 season from the gang more

Yellowknife – May 30th, 2014 – The Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre (ARCC) and Folk on the Rocks are announcing a new partnership between the two organizations, with the collective aim of boosting the artistic presence at the Folk on the Rocks music festival.

Many of the existing structures at the Folk on the Rocks site need to be repainted or repaired.   David Whitelock, the new executive director of Folk on the Rocks, saw this as an opportunity to pull in the arts community, and so he approached the ARCC to propose a partnership.

The hope is for a site that, more

Media Release

NWT’s first-ever tourism app now on ITunes!

May 29, 2014 – Yellowknife, NT

The Northwest Territories’ first-ever tourism app was first launched on May 1st at Yellowknife’s Government dock and was available through Google’s Playstore for android devices.  Today, this app is now available on Apple’s ITunes.

The Yellowknife Old Town Soundwalk app weaves together stories and sounds from this iconic Yellowknife neighbourhood. The app includes a variety of archival photos and other multi-media features to help the user immerse themselves in Yellowknife’ more


NWT Arts Council
April 28, 2014
Yellowknife, NWT
The NWT Arts Council is pleased to release the NWT Arts Council Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018.

“It is very exciting to now have a leading document to support the delivery of programs to the arts community in the Northwest Territories” says Winnie Cadieux (South Slave) Co-Chair of the NWT Arts Council.

The first Strategic Plan in the twenty nine year history of the NWT Arts Council lays out the Mission, Vision and Goals for the Council while detailing its strategic priorities for more

Simon Brault named New Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts

Ottawa, April 14, 2014 – The Canada Council for the Arts welcomes the appointment by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages of Simon Brault as its new Director and CEO. Mr. Brault will assume the role on June 26, 2014 for a 5-year term.
“This is excellent news,” said Mr. Joseph L. Rotman, Chair of the Canada Council. “Simon Brault is an exceptional leader with the capacity to give the Canada Council new profile, building on the work and legacy of more

Parks Canada's Western Arctic Field Unit will be hosting Arctic base-camping trips in Ivvavik National Park this summer. A four-day catered trip has been specifically organized for artists who want to spend time creating work and being inspired by the landscape around them.

The pace of the hikes and activities on the Art in the Park trip July 7-10, 2014 is more relaxed so that participants can hike for a bit and then stop at an inspiring spot to focus on creating work. For a painter, that may include sketching or painting; for a photographer that may mean having time - more