Winter Solstice Celebration

VOLUNTEER AND MEMBER RECOGNITION
*SPECIAL* BEER O’CLOCK AND MEMBER POTLUCK

Join us for a wonderful Awards & Volunteer Recognition Evening!

Our volunteers and members are the heart and soul of Yukonstruct: we owe a huge debt of gratitude to you ALL!

We would like to celebrate and honour in a casual way members and volunteers who had promoted collaboration, shared values and Yukonstruct society spirit in 2018.

There are distinct award categories:

For Cospace:

  • Most helpful member
  • Most inspiring member

For Launchspace:

  • Most innovative business of the year

For Makespace:

  • Maker of the year
  • Instructor of the year
  • Mentor of the year

Vote now!

BEER O’CLOCK followed by a MEMBER POTLUCK: Bring your favorite dish and come celebrate the season at NorthLight Innovation!

We proudly boast that Beer O’Clock is generously sponsored by Yukon Brewing!

2 free Beer for Yukonstruct members & guests are offered a cash bar – $5/beer.

For members, volunteers and tenants only – More details to come

Holiday hand sewn bird ornaments

Christmas is coming up and decoration are getting put up! Are you a do-it-yourself type of decorator? Looking for a great hand crafted gift? By the end of this workshop you will be well on your way to creating a beautiful bird Christmas ornament. All materials provided. All sewing done by hand. The original pattern for this project was designed by Michael Fulkerson.

Regardless of how many birds get sewn during the workshop, you will be sent home with enough material to have a few bird ornaments to have on your tree!

About the instructor: Susan Glynn-Morris is not an expert seamstress, but that’s what makes this sewing project so great – you don’t have to be! After 40+ birds she has worked out the kinks and managed to produce some beautiful ornaments. And you can too!

$15 for members $20 for non-members

Maximum 15 participants

Winterval Giant Lantern Making

Winterval, presented by Unlikely Events Yukon, is a 7-year tradition offering activities designed to get Whitehorse in the Holiday Spirit. The parade on December 5th travels from the top to the bottom of Main Street, where we there is a Tree Lighting Ceremony and an Arts Festival showcasing local artists and performers.

This year, local visual artist Helen O’Connor will be facilitating paper lantern-making workshops and will construct a large fabric lantern to be installed outside the Old Fire Hall.

Help make the giant fabric lantern at YuKonstruct on the evening of December 2nd. Everyone is welcome!

Members are still able to use the shop with the awareness that it may be busy and that the Winterval workers have rented the space and therefor have priority of the equipment.

 

Winterval Santa Clause Parade

This past weekend, YuKonstruct was a part of Yukon Educational Theater’s 7th annual Winterval Santa Clause Parade.

Inspired by Aidan Chopra’s cardboard Grumman F4F-4 costume, we decided to make laser-cut cardboard airplanes for some of our youngest members to wear in the parade.

The planes were designed by Chris Lloyd, one of our members, in SketchUp. Once the plans were finished, preparing the cardboard, cutting it on the laser and assembling the planes was a real team effort! You can read all about the step-by-step process of designing and building the planes on Instructables.

Air North donated the custom vinyl decals for the wings and tails, which really finished the look!

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The planes were a huge hit with the kids and everyone at the parade. If you’d like to make your own here at YuKonstruct all you need is cardboard and safety training on the Epilog laser.

 

Best Ever Christmas Cards with Chibitronics and Instructables

This all-ages drop in build night is sponsored by Instructables and is open to everyone who would like to make holiday cards that are sure to stand out.

Choose one  kit or make them all:
-LED edge lit card
-Mechanical iris card
-Stand up holiday scene card
-Chibitronics circuit stickers card

Chibitronics allows you to craft with electricity thanks to their peel-and-stick electronics. Circuit stickers are electronic stickers that you can use to build glowing, sensing, and interactive projects without any complicated equipment or programming skills.

Each kit is $5 and includes all the necessary materials. Participants may wish to bring their own family photos to add to their cards. This is a drop-in night, no sign-up needed, but feel free to RSVP on Facebook.

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