Mould + Chocolate Making Course

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start spreading the love… and MAKE chocolate!

Yukonstruct is teaming up with Well Bread Culinary Centre for a special Valentines Day theme workshop!

Join us for two awesome sessions to make your own chocolate mould and learn different techniques of chocolate making!

  • Saturday February 9th, 1pm-3pm: Learn how to make your own mould using clay and food-safe silicone. Youwill also learn how you can use your mould to make plastic parts, and how to make larger moulds with a vacuum table.
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  • Tuesday February 12th, 6pm-8pm: Head over to Well Bread to fill your mould with chocolate, and learn different ways of decorating chocolate or how to dip fruit.

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More info at: http://yukonstruct.com/hackyg/

The Blank Space – Culture Days 2018 x Yukon Arts Centre

The Blank Space is a user-contributed visual arts installation. Beginning with a room of white walls and objects, guests will be invited to contribute by means of painting, ending with a transformation of space from stark white to colourful. * due to space limitations, limited participants will be allowed in the installation to work at a time.

At Makespace – Yukonstruct Innovation Hub – 2180, 2nd Avenue.

More info at: https://culturedays.ca/en/2018-activities/view/5b624b40-cc98-4a25-b8fa-12628ac5a4f1

This event is brought to you in partnership with Yukon Arts Centre

 

Maker Camp for Kids! Week 2

A week of fun packed with experimenting, learning, tinkering activities and more!

It is for anyone aged 9-12 who likes creating, crafting, DYI projects, tinkering and learning. If you’re looking for inspiring STEM activities for your kids, this is the right place!

Throughout the week, we will play with animation, electronics, building, laser cutting, 3D printing and more!

This camp will be run by YuKonstruct staff members. Outside instructors will be coming to teach specific skills and projects. Along with them will be facilitators to play games, help with activities and join in on the fun.

What we’ll do

  • electronics
  • robotics
  • sewing
  • laser cutting
  • 3D printing
  • more fun projects

What you get

  • learn new skills
  • build projects
  • take home what you create
  • collaborate with others
  • use cool equipment (like laser cutters and 3D printers)

What to bring

  • lunch and snacks
  • water bottle
  • indoor footwear
  • warm clothing for outside and winter boots
  • ideas for any projects you might want to create during or after the camp

YuKonstruct’s Guiding Principles:

We are a creative and inclusive community that believes sharing leads to more making.
We are dedicated to providing affordable access to the space, equipment and knowledge.
We serve individuals and businesses to support innovation, provide a space for tinkering, prototyping and manufacturing.
We wish to create a community of entrepreneurs, inventors, tinkerers, artists and innovators.

We’ll host two one-week Maker Camps during March Break. As we’ll deliver the same program twice, please register your child for one week only!

Got questions? Email us at info@yukonstruct.com

Sponsored by:

Maker Camp for Kids! Week 1

A week of fun packed with experimenting, learning, tinkering activities and more!

It is for anyone aged 9-12 who likes creating, crafting, DYI projects, tinkering and learning. If you’re looking for inspiring STEM activities for your kids, this is the right place!

Throughout the week, we will play with animation, electronics, building, laser cutting, 3D printing and more!

This camp will be run by YuKonstruct staff members. Outside instructors will be coming to teach specific skills and projects. Along with them will be facilitators to play games, help with activities and join in on the fun.

What we’ll do

  • electronics
  • robotics
  • sewing
  • laser cutting
  • 3D printing
  • more fun projects

What you get

  • learn new skills
  • build projects
  • take home what you create
  • collaborate with others
  • use cool equipment (like laser cutters and 3D printers)

What to bring

  • lunch and snacks
  • water bottle
  • indoor footwear
  • warm clothing for outside and winter boots
  • ideas for any projects you might want to create during or after the camp

YuKonstruct’s Guiding Principles:

We are a creative and inclusive community that believes sharing leads to more making.
We are dedicated to providing affordable access to the space, equipment and knowledge.
We serve individuals and businesses to support innovation, provide a space for tinkering, prototyping and manufacturing.
We wish to create a community of entrepreneurs, inventors, tinkerers, artists and innovators.

We’ll host two one-week Maker Camps during March Break. As we’ll deliver the same program twice, please register your child for one week only!

Got questions? Email us at info@yukonstruct.com

Sponsored by:

Wood Shop Orientation

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Wood Shop Orientation is scheduled.

This training will take you through the YuKonstruct wood shop and explain each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines.

This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Maximum 4 participants

Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and have all hair tied back for any shop training or workshops.

YuKonstruct’s refund and cancellation policy

Wood Shop Orientation

If this training session is full, please sign up for the waitlist to be notified if a spot opens up in this session, or when another Wood Shop Orientation is scheduled.

This training will take you through the YuKonstruct wood shop and explain each piece of woodworking equipment. Participants will each get hands on practice with some of the machines.

This training is only available to YuKonstruct members. Not a member? Sign up now!

Maximum 4 participants

Participants are required to wear close toed shoes and have all hair tied back for any shop training or workshops.

YuKonstruct’s refund and cancellation policy

5TH ANNUAL INDOOR GARAGE SALE & REUSE FAIR – Repair Café

The Repair Café team will be present at the 5th annual Indoor Community Garage Sale at the Canada Games Centre.

New this year is the opportunity to repair household electronics with the help of our handy Repair Café Team.

With over 1000 people attending the event last year, this is a great opportunity to re-sell and repair your extra goods or shop for second hand items!

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Indoor Community Garage Sale! To register as a vendor for the event please call North Star Mini Storage, our event partner, at 633-5402.

Ice Fishing at Little Atlin Lake

YuKonstruct member Ksenia recently participated in the Make It Wild: Ice Fishing event at Little Atlin Lake, put on in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust. Here’s her report on the experience as a first-timer ice fishing.

It is April 1st and sunny, just above zero. After registering for our Yukon Fishing Licences this morning (required to fish in Yukon), we are walking onto Little Atlin Lake and the snow is crunchy underfoot. There are two red tents and some vehicles in the distance. None of us three friends who drove here today have done this before – ice fishing in the Yukon.

There are about eight of us who arrive on site first thing, around 11 am. More will arrive later. We are warmly welcomed by YuKonstruct volunteer Amy and Environment Yukon’s Conversation Officers Aaron and Matt and Fisheries Biologists Aaron and Robert. Two large red tents are already set up and holes have been drilled both inside and outside of each.
After a quick introduction to each other and ice fishing, the organizers quickly sort out who needs what and we split up towards our fishing holes to try and persuade a Whitefish or two to accompany us home for supper.

Some of us have our own tackle and others need a hand. At Little Atlin Lake, only barbless hooks are permitted – so we make sure to pinch the barbs with pliers really well (read more about Yukon Fishing Regulations). My two friends and I are complete but eager beginners, and we’re in good hands. Everyone gets the advice or help they need and we are set up and fishing in no time at all. Meanwhile, there are two other activities besides ice fishing on the go: tying flies with Aaron and a fun kid’s craft with YuKonstruct.

Within 20 minutes of starting, our tent has caught a Whitefish! Then another and another. It is an exciting experience – you’re jigging your tiny lure to attract the fish and suddenly one will cruise by, looking for a meal. Some will circle your lure, you watching from above. Others will beeline right for the lure. You see straight down to the bottom of the lake, it is better than HD TV!

As the day went on, nine Whitefish were caught by our workshop group. The daily limit on Little Atlin Lake for Whitefish is 5 per person (read more about Yukon Fishing Regulations).  A few pike also circled, but were too wily to be hooked. We also learned facts from each other and the organizers about fishing for Whitefish, and for other fish, but also about preparing this abundant and deliciously sustainable Yukon food source. The Conversation Officers and Fisheries Biologists demonstrated how to fillet fresh Whitefish – ready for the table! We learn that it is important to ensure that your fish is identifiable when you take it home, so that you can show Conservation Officers what you have caught that day. After a few brave beginners tried their own hand at learning this new skill, we began calling it a day.

People packed up and headed back to their cars with smiles. Jean-Sebastien, who had come out with his wife and three children, said “The opportunity offered to be out ice fishing with my family was just great. The day was very nice, the organizers were giving good advice! My youngest son learned how to fish and I caught a beautiful Whitefish!”. Most, if not all, echoed his enthusiasm.
With the right gear and a little know-how, ice fishing is a great way to get out on the land, enjoy time with friends and family, and pick up something tasty for dinner. If this sounds like a good time, don’t hesitate to catch this workshop when it comes around next year –I’ll be seeing you on the lake!