2016 Event Schedule

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2016 Long John Jamboree Event Schedule

 March 22, 2016 | YELLOWKNIFE, NT

It’s almost here! The ice of Yellowknife Bay will be home this weekend to music, games, food and a whole lot of fun for the family at the 5th annual Long John Jamboree.

Here is what we have in store for Year 5:

This year we are proud to present our first Curling tournament, the “John”spiel! Teams will be experiencing curling on a frozen bay while dressed in costume. You’ve never seen curling like this before! Also making its debut this year is the Northern Putting Challenge where Ice Hockey meets Mini-Putt. Happy Gilmore would be in his element! Speaking of hockey, we’ll also be featuring a 3-on-3 Hockey tournament. Our snow stage will also be home to Jiu Jitsu demonstrations and you can relax as well with Snow Yoga.

Returning for another year are the Trivia Challenge, Float Plane tours, Ice Fishing, our Kids’ Tent, Carnival games, Snow Beach Volleyball, Skijoring and Terriers & Tiaras! An event schedule can be found on our website at longjohnjamboree.ca.

Our music tent features all local performers this year with acts such as “Double Treble”, “Rebels Without Applause”, “Kevin and Noha” and we conclude on Sunday afternoon with Canada’s house band of the north, “Welder’s Daughter”.

This year’s “Fire and Ice” event begins Saturday evening at 6 in the music tent with Yellowknife favourites “The Sociables”. Then it’s the annual Burn On the Bay by the YK Burners at 8pm followed by a special performance on our Snow Stage at 8:45. The night concludes back in the music tent with a performance at 9pm by “3 Across Dee Eye”. Due to budget cutbacks, regretfully we announce that fireworks will not be shown this year.

To reduce traffic on the ice, we do encourage visitors to take public transportation, walk or carpool to the Long John Jamboree site.

 The 5th Annual Long John Jamboree – Yellowknife’s Celebration of Winter on Ice takes place March 25-27th on the ice of Yellowknife Bay.

 For more information, contact Michelle MacDonald at info@longjohnjamboree.ca.

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 Michelle MacDonald

Brr Tent Entertainment

We have a great list of local entertainment lined up for #LJJ2016:

6:00-6:45   Double Treble
7:00-7:45   Rebels without Applause
8:00-8:45   Kevin and Noha

6:00-7:45    The Sociables (2 sets)
9:00-10:45  3 Across Dee Eye (2 Sets)

3:00-5:00   Welder’s Daughter

Food & Artist Vendor Line-up!

Food Vendors

Big Guys Fry’s
Korea House
Sweet Stop
Juicy Sausage Truck
Starving Marvin Bistro
One of a Thai
Great Slave Lake Delights
North of 60 Billiards Association

Artist Vendors

Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited
Ray Mc Swain
Good Times Soap
Robbie Craig
Alexandra MacKenzie
NWT Brewing Co. 
James Wedzin
Hoar Frost Organics
Travis Plain
Charissa Alain-Lilly
Polar Bear Creations
Jake Olsen/YK Gold & Silver
Northern Heat
Tangle Tree Enterprises Inc. 
Black & White Bindery
Northern Cosmos
Long John Jamboree 

Summit Air Helicopter Rides

Helicopter Rides:

Friday from 9-6
Saturday from 9-6

Tickets are $65/each

Available at their float base location on a first come, first serve basis.  There will be no pickup at site. Passengers will have to get to the float base on their own but it’s less than a 5 minute walk from the LJJ site.

Air Tindi Twin Otter City Tours

Advanced Tickets Are Also Available – these can be purchased by calling ATL Reservations @ 669-8205 or at the Air Tindi Scheduled Services building.  Book early so you won’t be left disappointed! 

Schedule for each day:

Friday:                  1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Saturday:             12:00, 1:00, 2:00,  3:00, 4:00 & 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:                12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00, 4:00 p.m.

Cost of Tickets:

Adult                     $50.00

Kids (2-11)           $25:00

Under 2                1 Free (with 1 paying adult)

2016 “John”spiel Curling Tournament

The “John”spiel Curling Tournament will be a three day event where competing teams will enjoy a unique experience of curling on a frozen lake! This is a fun opportunity for both beginners and experienced curlers. Customs and extravagant team names are encouraged. You will be required to bring your own footwear and warm clothes. All other curling equipment will be provided.

For full details, rules and how to submit your team, download the PDF here

*no frozen turkeys will be used during this competition. 
*no frozen turkeys will be used during this competition.