Receptions and Luncheons
The conference will have free shuttles every ~ 15 min from the College to two downtown pick-up and drop-off locations during the lunch break (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Taxis and the city bus system also provide easy access to the College from downtown. A list of restaurants and cafés is available here.
Icebreaker Reception – Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre – May 31th, 7:30-10 pm
Held at the beautiful Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in downtown Whitehorse, the opening event of GAC-MAC 2016 promises to be an evening to remember. Reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and if you’re daring, try the Yukon’s famous sour-toe cocktail!
Student Reception – May 31th, 6-7:30 pm ***** CHANGE OF VENUE****
This event will be held at the Jarvis Street Saloon (206 Jarvis St)
If you are a student, come enjoy a drink at one of Whitehorse’s favorite pub, meet other students from across Canada and get ready for an exciting conference!
GAC Luncheon – Yukon College- June 1st, 12-1:00 pm
MAC Luncheon – Yukon College- June 2nd, 12-1:00 pm
MDD Luncheon – Yukon College- June 3rd, 12-1:00 pm
The organizing committee is putting together some amazing activities that will allow you to get a taste of Whitehorse and its beautiful outdoor scenery! If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Takhini Hotsprings Tour – June 1st, 6-9pm
Onsite registration available for “soak only” tickets (includes transportation to the hotsprings and entrance fee). A bus will depart the conference center at 5:30 pm (Yukon College bus loop), and will return to downtown Whitehorse by 9 pm. More details at takhinihotpools.com.
Public Lecture – June 1, 7:30 pm, Beringia Centre
Ice Age Klondike – frozen mammoths from the goldfields
by Grant Zazula
Yukon Brewing – Brewery Tour – June 2nd, 6-7pm FULL
Tasting includes tasting of 8 beers & Solstice vodka. More details at http://yukonbeer.com. A bus will depart the conference center at 5:45 pm (Yukon College bus loop), and will drop off participants downtown Whitehorse after the tour.
Public lecture – June 2, 7:30 pm, Beringia Centre
Beautiful Lofty Things: Yukon’s Favourite Mountains
by JoAnne Nelson
Lunchtime library tours
Visit Yukon’s largest natural resources library! The Energy, Mines and Resources Library will be offering lunch hour tours June 1-3. Come and explore our excellent collection, which includes Yukon geology resources, maps, aerial photographs, rare books and more. The library is located downtown Whitehorse, 335-300 Main Street – 3rd Floor of the Elijah Smith Building. Tours will begin at 12:00 and run for 40 minutes; pre-registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served.
Mountain Biking Tours on Grey Mountain
Music in Whitehorse!
If you arrive to Whitehorse a few days before the conference, do not miss an opportunity to come listen to some great classical music by the Whitehorse String Ensemble! Details for the concert are below:
Music on a Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, May 29th at 2:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral (On 4 th Ave., opposite RCMP)
Program includes: Grieg, Albinoni, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto
Admission : adult $10, youth $5 (10 & under Free)
Reception after the concert