WATSON LAKE REM 2016 DAY SESSIONS
*registration is now closed**
AT THE REM, YOU PARTICIPATE IN ONE DAY SESSION FOR THE FULL WEEK.
DAY SESSION CHOICES:
Georgia Hammond, Allie Haddock (ALOHA Catering)
In this course you will learn how to work in a commercial kitchen, building your cooking skills while you prepare fabulous meals for REM participants. You will also learn about personal and food safety in this action-packed, fun environment. You will also be given the opportunity to create dishes of your choosing. Culinary arts students will not expected to serve meals nor to work extra hours. Instead you will be able to enjoy meals and free time with the rest of the REM participants.
2. Dance and Drama
Dale Cooper, Whitehorse
Grant Hartwick, Selkirk Elementary School
If you love to move, dance and act, then this session is for you. Dance is an expression of self through movement. You will explore different dance elements such as rhythm, technique, body awareness, strength and balance. The drama portion of this session will stimulate your imagination and introduce you to story theatre, improvisation, acting, stagecraft and playwriting fundamentals. Each day will begin with warm-up exercises for both dance and drama and progress into choreographed movement. The afternoons will be spent on creating and rehearsing a showpiece to be performed at the REM finale presentation. This session will definitely tap into your creativity and expression as a performer, and will give you the opportunity to work with like-minded students.
3. Fashion Exploration
Leisa Gattie-Thurmer, Porter Creek Secondary School FADS Teacher
Linda McDonald, WLSS
Elders, Liard Aboriginal Womens Society
This exciting program uses fashion design and garment construction as a basis for learning. You will learn to incorporate the elements and principles of design and creation to produce your own unique clothing. You will have the choice of creating either regalia that expresses your First Nation/cultural identity, using colors or themes with ties to your family or clan, or creating a unique pull-over hoodie.
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4. First Nations Art: Design and Carving (Sandcarving/Sandblasting)
Vernon Asp, Tantalus Community School
In this session you will have the opportunity to work with established artists of First Nations ancestry as you venture into the First Nations art world of designing and carving in the Northwest Coast art form. You will get a chance to try out sand carving (sand blasting) to create an intricately engraved piece of art. The sky is the limit on creativity!
5. Games On, 2017!
Les Johns, Gael Marchand, Colin Hickman (Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle)
Steve Laszlo, Robert Service School
Tara Wardle, Yukon Sport and Recreation
Jeremy McCulloch, Sport Yukon
If you enjoy sports and think you would like to participate in the 2017 Canada Summer Games and/or North American Indigenous Games as an athlete or as an assistant coach, then this session is for you! The Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and several sport-specific coaches will be presenting to you the sports available at the Games, the tools to develop in sport (planning, conditioning, nutrition etc.) and the roadmap involved to get you to the Games. Experience several of these sports during the morning and afternoon sessions (archery, athletics, basketball, canoeing, volleyball) and establish contact with the sports in which you are interested. You will also be assigned mentors who will work with you on an individual basis for the next fifteen months to help you to engage in your sports from your home community, with the objective of helping you make it to the Games.
6. Hair and Aesthetics
Tony Ciprani, Whitehorse
Two industry experts will help you to gain hands-on salon experience while practicing on mannequins, and then on each other. You will learn how to cut, style, and colour hair. You will also learn basic esthetic techniques, including manicures and pedicures. If you like, you will also get the opportunity to practice your new skills in the evening on your REM friends!
7. Introduction to Trapping
Ryan Sealy, Environment Yukon Trapper Education Coordinator
George Bahm, First Nations Experiential Advisor
In this session, you will join a certified trapping instructor to learn about Yukon furbearers, fur handling and trapping. Hands-on activities include making snares, setting traps, and skinning a squirrel. Hear stories from the wild side of life.
8. Music Jam Week
Peter Menzies, Robert Service School
Steve Slade, Singer/Songwriter, Performer, Educator, Yukon Music Ambassador
Mike Stevens, Performer, Innovator, Composer, Educator, ArtsCan Canada
This session is intended for all levels of musicians and all instruments. You will participate in writing and performing a group song. You will also help with the sound system as needed throughout the week and for the REM finale.
9. Programming and Game Design
Mitch Bruce, Tantalus Community School
Computer programming is the fundamental 21st-century skill, the skill that produced the 21st century, as we know it. In this session you will learn the basics of game programming using a language called Processing. You will design and draw out your game ideas on paper and then turn those ideas into computer code. Creating computer games is a fun activity, but it can also take time. As a result, you will need to complete a short series of tutorials on Khan Academy and draw out your ideas in some detail BEFORE coming to the REM. Information on how to do this can be found in the REM Programming course on MOODLE (you will be enrolled once you register for this session).
10. Small Engines
Greg Fischer, Whitehorse
This session will offer you a concentrated understanding of 2 and 4 stroke cycle engine principles and design, with a significant hands-on component that will allow you to develop practical, technical, and problem solving skills.
11. Wood Shop: Skiff Boat
Gerry Quarton, Trades Consultant
In this session, you will participate in complex carpentry projects, modelled after Skills Canada Competition projects. You will have fun and complete an excellent take-home product by the end of the week.
12. Yukon Rocks!
Sarah Laxton, Yukon Geological Survey
In this session, you will explore local and regional geology, permafrost, mining and the mine cycle. It will be a fun week of hands-on activities with Earth Science experts, including a field trip to discover more about the geology of Boya Lake and Jade City!
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