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DIW: How to chop wood, build a fire, and use bear spray

July 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets available on Wednesday, June 23 at 12:00PM.

Please note that this DIW will take place at Robert Service Campground. 

Do It Women is a DIY series of monthly workshops where women use tools and equipment to build projects and skills together.  Beginners are welcome (and encouraged). No membership is required!

Learn techniques to effectively chop wood, build a fire in all conditions, and practice using bear spray. Other tips for bear and animal awareness will be taught by WildWise.

We’ll have work gloves and axes available, however you are welcome to bring your own. We will use inert bear spray for the demonstration.

Please wear closed toe shoes (steel toed shoes are preferable) and long pants.

All materials are covered in the price of the workshop.

$25 per workshop. If price is a barrier, please contact YWITT for assistance:

DIW accrues a wait list each month. If you are unable to attend the workshop, please email so we can offer your space to someone else. Two days notice is ideal, but same day notice is also appreciated.

This event will be outside, and will follow COVID protocols. We ask that you refrain from attending the event if you feel unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell.

Please bring and wear a fabric or dust face mask.

Our instructor will be wearing a fabric mask when proper distancing can’t be followed.


Robert Service Campground
120 Robert Services Way
Whitehorse, Y1A 6S1 Canada
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  2180, 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse
  (867) 457-0150

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