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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

SEPTEMBER YOUTH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS 
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 2 AT NOON
Click here to register online at cityofdawson.ca
For assistance call 867-993-7400 ext 299
 

RUNNING CLUB
Grades 2 - 7
 3:30-5 pm
Tuesdays, September 7-28
Cost $50
Meet in the RSS Playground, Pick Up at Minto Park
Participate in a running group aimed at learning physical literacy through the FUN-damentals of movement. Experience the freedom and joy of running outside along Dawson’s trails and back alleys.

 DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING
Grades 6 and Up (or youth with equivalent experience)
Wednesday, September 8, 22, 29 & October 6 2:30-4 pm
Tuesday September 14, 3:30-5pm

Cost $75
Meet in the RSS Playground, Pick up at Minto Park 
Get in the last bit of mountain biking before the snow flies!  Join mountain bike enthusiast Josh Tower out on our local bike trails. Participants will have the opportunity to improve on their biking techniques while experiencing the thrills of mountain bike riding. Bikes must be in good working condition. Helmets required.    

PUMP TRACK FUN!
Grades K & 1
 3:30-5 pm
Fridays, September 10 - October 1
Cost $50
Meet in the RSS Playground, Pick Up at Crocus Concession Building
Hit the pump track with the Rec Dept! Young riders will gain confidence and build handling skills by learning how to corner, jump, weight unweight themselves all while shredding it up! Bikes and helmets are required.


ADULT PROGRAMS

RANDOMIZER WITH JIMMY BODDIE
Thursdays @ Minto Building
6:00pm -7:00pm
Free, drop in
6 max without masks, 15 max with masks

Join Jimmy with an exquisite selection of random exercise videos, be prepared for anything!

DROP-N GROOVE DANCE W/NATASHA HENDERSON
Saturday mornings from 10-11am @ KIAC Ballroom  (Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, 902 Second Ave.) 
Starting Sat Sept 18th
The drop-in fee is $10 per class (payable in cash to instructor)

Groove your Saturday mornings to start the weekend off on the right foot in Dawson! Groove is for everyone. We all dance simple moves or rhythms… and you add your own creativity to them. Natasha curates an interesting range of music, and coaches and encourages you along the way, to ensure that you will have fun while you move. You move at your own level, improving your fitness and health as you go. Join as we wiggle, sashay, kick and shake it together… united in our uniqueness.
 Bring your full water-bottle! It’s ok to dance barefoot. Wear something comfy. All levels and dance-experiences welcome.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

SENIOR OUTINGS
Sept 13, 20 & 27th
10am - 3 pm
$20
***Bring a Packed lunch***
Meet @ the arena, (in town pick-up available).

Join the Rec Dept for some scenic road trips! We'll take a drive up the world famous Dempster Highway, do the Hunker loop and venture to the Top of the World and see what we can see!

SENIOR SATURDAY PAINTING
Saturdays, 1-3 PM: Aug 21-Nov 20, 2021

5$ Drop-In Fee, cash only.
@ KIAC Classroom. Enter via back door, accessible by wheelchair ramp. (Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, 902 Second Ave.)
Some painting supplies are provided but there is no instruction. This is self-directed studio time.

Join Palma and friends for two hours of self-directed painting time!
Materials Available:
Painting:
watercolor, acrylic
Drawing: pastels, charcoal, pencil crayons, crayons, markers, drawing pencils
Heayvyweight Art Paper: (Canson, Strathmore, Watercolor, etc) – costs an $2 per sheet.
Unfortunately, KIAC does not supply canvases. Please bring your own.
If you have any questions, please email programs@kiac.ca