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On November 8, Yukon Government declared a State of emergency and announced new measures due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Yukon. Throughout this pandemic, the City of Dawson Parks and Recreation department has supported and cooperated with the mandates released by Yukon Government. We continue to trust in the expertise and knowledge of our health authorities in making the appropriate regulations on behalf of all residents of our community.

At this time, we do not have all the answers to the questions we are receiving, but we are doing our best to develop methods that will work for users of our facilities and staff alike. We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we implement measures at our various facilities and programs. As of this moment, we are announcing the following measures:

Programs (Effective November 13, 2021)

o Registration will be required for all programs.

o All participants aged 12 and over will be required to provide Proof of Vaccination at Recreation Office (in person, Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, closed weekends and statutory holidays) prior to the start of the program and will be expected to carry Proof of Vaccination and ID to each program occurrence.

o Masks mandate in effect where possible.

o Specific measures for specific buildings apply (ie. School rules trump City rules).

o High Intensity Programs to be suspended (specific list to be released once more details are released).

In accordance with Yukon Government's COVID-19 protocols and regulations, as of November 30th, 2021, all visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination to use City of Dawson Recreation Facilities and Programs. Details of how this will be administered are still being organized and will be announced shortly. Get your proof of vaccination by clicking here. 

COVID-19 RESTRICTION MESSAGE:
 Throughout the pandemic, the City of Dawson Parks and Recreation department has provided services and operated our facilities according to the recommendations and guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Yukon Government.

As restrictions ease, we are continuing to trust in these measures and guidance. As such, as of August 4th, masks continue to be welcomed in our facilities and during programs, but they are no longer mandatory. Please continue to follow the guidance of our medical professionals and do your part to make all users feel comfortable and safe in our spaces. Be respectful; give space; clean up after yourself and be kind. Thanks for your compliance and help in providing safe recreation in Dawson City.

BABY & TODDLER PROGRAMS

ADVENTURES IN ART & STORIES
Mondays

September 13 to December 13, 2021
4pm-5pm
@ KIAC (Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, 902 Second Ave.)
FREE
A weekly drop in for children ages 0-5 + 1 Parent/Care-giver

A fun program of circle time, stories, art explorations, movement activities and more to help support your child's development of creativity, speech, language, social - emotional and motor skills. Presented in partnership by KIAC and the Child Development Centre. For more information call KIAC at 867-993-5005.

UNDER 5 GYM
Saturdays & Sundays
@ the Robert Service School Gym
10am-12pm
FREE
A weekly drop in for children ages 0-5 + 1 Parent/Care-giver


ROMP & RUN PLAYGROUP
Tuesdays
@ CPNP (YOOP Hall, 2nd Ave. beside Dawson Hardware)
10:30am-12:30pm
FREE

Drop-in
For more details email jen.suttis@cdcyukon.ca

FAMILY PROGRAM

FAMILY BADMINTON
Mondays @ RSS Gym
6pm-7:30pm
Nov 22 – Dec 13
Drop in, free, no registration necessary.
 Proof of double vaccination is required for anyone 12 years or older

YOUTH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS 
Youth After School Programs for November 15- December 17 are here!
Registration opens at Noon on Monday, November 8 .
Register online here or call us for assistance, 867-993-7400 Ext 299.

OPEN GYM
Grades 3-6
Mondays @ RSS GYM
3:30pm-5:00pm
Nov 22 – Dec 13, 4 weeks
$25

Join the rec department for supervises free play in the RSS gym.

MAD SCIENTIST
Grades K & 1
3:20-5 pm
Tuesdays, Nov 16 - Dec 14, 5 weeks
Cost $62.50
Meet in the RSS Playground, pick up at the front doors of the school
Fizzzzzz! Weeeee! Bang! Ah, the sounds of science! Join the Rec Dept in making cool stuff happen. Science helps kids answer all those questions kids ask, like “Why is the sky blue?” Best of all, science can spark in kids’ minds that they, too, can help solve the world’s big problems.

SANTA’S WORKSHOP
Grades 4 & up
Wednesdays
2:30pm-5:00pm
Nov 24 – Dec 15th, 4 weeks
$40
Kids will be met at their classrooms, pick up at Minto.

Join the rec department for some crafty gift making.

FIGURE SKATING
Grades 1 and up
Wednesdays
2:20-4 pm
Nov 10 – end of March
Cost $100
Meet in the RSS Playground, Pick up at the arena
Balance, strength, endurance and flexibility: figure skating is a unique aerobic-power based sport, where skaters are required to execute a series of elements such as jumps, spins and other movements on ice. Skates and helmets are provided. Please pack extra snacks for your child to eat while awaiting pick up.

JIGGING AND STORIES 
Grades K-4
3:20-5 pm
Thursdays, Nov 25 - Dec 16, 4 weeks (no program Nov 18 - 3 way conferencing)
Cost $25
Kids will be met at their classrooms, pick up at the front doors of the school 
Join Tr’ondek Hwech’in Jigging Coordinator and storyteller extraordinaire Allison Anderson and the Rec Dept in learning traditional dances and listening to stories. As long as there has been people, there has been dancing and the sharing of stories.

PLAY LIKE A GIRL
Grades 1 and up
3:20-5 pm
Fridays, Nov 5 – end of March
Cost $100 
Meet in the RSS Playground, Pick Up at the arena
This program is designed for girls who want to develop skills and have fun playing hockey in an all-female environment. Participants must know basic skating skills – stand up on their own, skate around the rink and stand back up after falling. Full gear is required and is available for those not registered in Minor Hockey - gear bags will be assigned on the first day of the program.


ADULT PROGRAMS

DROP-N GROOVE DANCE WITH NATASHA HENDERSON
Monday @ Minto
4:45pm-5:45pm
Starting November 8 to December 27
 Drop-in, $10 per class (payable in cash to instructor)

Entrance on the field side.
 Groove is for everyone. We all dance simple, guided moves or rhythms... and you add your own creativity. Natasha coaches and encourages you along the way, to ensure that you will have fun while you move! No experience needed at all... we are all made to dance. Join as we wiggle, sashay, kick and shake it together... united in our uniqueness! Bring a water-bottle. It’s ok to dance barefoot (I do!) (no “outside shoes”, please remove them inside the door). Wear something comfy. All levels and dance-experiences welcome!

MUAY THAI
Mondays and Wednesdays @Minto
7pm-9pm
Drop in, $5
Join beginner Muay Thai participants on Mondays and experienced participants on Wednesdays.

ADULT BASKETBALL
Mondays @ Robert Service School Gym
Ages16 & up
7:30pm-9:15pm
Starting Nov 22
Contact: Mark Perucho

ZUMBA FITNESS

Mondays @ Monte Carlo Studio
Thursdays @ Minto
Nov 4 - Dec 16
 6pm-7pm

Drop-in
 $10 or buy a 5 class punch class $40

Zumba is offered Mondays (Monte Carlo Studio) and Thursdays (Minto Park Building). Get ready for Zumba! Katie Pearse is offering Zumba sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7pm, this is a drop-in program and additional info can be found by following "Zumba with Katie Pearse" Facebook!

ADULT SOCCER
Thursdays @ Robert Service School Gym
Ages 16 & up
7:15pm-9:15pm
Starting Dec 9

Contact: Jim Taggart

LEARN TO SKATE I
Sundays @ Art and Margaret Fry Recreation Centre (1054 4th Ave.) 
 2:30pm-4:00pm
November 14-December 12 (5 sessions)
$50+GST
With instructor Jordan Nicurity

For those who don’t know how to skate, or have very limited skating experience. Get comfortable on-ice while learning the basics of skating. Skates and helmets provided.

CHESS CLUB
Sundays @ Minto
2:00pm-5:00pm
 Drop-in, Free

ADULT CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
Sundays @ Robert Service School Gym
Ages 16 & up
7:15pm-9:15pm
Starting Nov 29

Contact: Naomi Gladish

ADULT CRICKET
Sundays @ Robert Service School Gym
Ages 16 & up
5:00pm-7:00pm
Starting Nov 29

Contact: Wayne Potoroka

SENIOR PROGRAMS

55+ SENIOR VIRTAL FITNESS CLASS
Wednesdays
November 10 - December 15 (6 weeks)
$30

Registration open now
Exercise from your own home with other Dawsonites! Experience this fun way to exercise together online over Zoom. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and the Zoom app installed on your computer/device.
Join Elder Active program coordinator and certified fitness instructor Amy Kenny for a bodyweight-based workout. Workouts will focus on developing strength, stability, and balance. Modifications will be introduced with each movement, making these workouts approachable for beginners and challenging those with experience.

CARDS AND CONVERSATION
Fridays @ the Legion
12:30-2:30pm
Nov 26th - Dec 17
Free, drop-in program. No registration necessary. Proof of vaccination required