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21TuesdayMarch252014NEWNORTHWESTTERRITORIESBIRTHCERTIFICATESWereyoubornintheNorthwestTerritoriesorwillyourchildbebornhereTheNWTbirthcertificatehaschangedshapesizeandappearance.Newlyissuedbirthcertificateswillbemadeofpolymerwithenhancedsecurityfeaturesmakingthemlesssusceptibletoidentitytheft.Previouslyissuedbirthcertificatesarestillvalid.Thecostofissuingabirthcertificateis20.RemembertoalwayskeepyourbirthcertificateinasafeplaceNOTyourwalletFormoreinformationvisittheVitalStatisticssectionoftheDepartmentofHealthandSocialServiceswebsiteatwww.hss.gov.nt.ca.March2014www.hss.gov.nt.caWESCLEANNORTHERNSALESLTD.Pleaseleaveamessageat872-5543fordetails.Billieisacuteandcuddlygirl.Sheiseasygo-ingwithothercatsandpeopleandenjoysanicenapinthesun.Billiewillmakeagreatadditiontoanyfamily.SpayedNeuteredeByMARIACHURCHEachweekinFortSmithagroupofbuddingddlersgatherstolearnsomefolksytunessharesomelaughsandplaytheirheartsout.Aroundeightstudentsregu-larlyshowuptoaddlingclasstaughtbyBartHartoponeoftheFortSmithFiddlers.TheddlingclassstartedlastfallwhentheFortSmithFid-dlersweregivenagrantfromtheNWTArtsSocietytothetuneof3500tosharetheirddlingknowledgewiththecommunity.Hartopwascho-sentoleadtheclassatAuroraCollegesThebachacampusonMondayevenings.Thegoalistokeepthetra-ditionalskillsgoingamongsttheyoungpeopleinparticulartopassiton.ThatswhatwearetryingtodointerestthemandgetthemawayfromtheiPodsandcomputersHartopsaid.Whiletheprogramfocusesonyouththeclassisopentoallagesata5drop-infeetocoverthecostofrentingddlesfromthecollege.Weddlearoundwithabitofclassicalmusictoo.MostofthepeoplewhocomeareclassicallytrainedHartopsaidaddingthatmanyclas-sicalmusicpieceshistoricallyfusedwithddlingtunes.UptotwoweeksagoHar-tophadbeenplayingsongsalongwiththestudentsbutarecentarminjuryhasputhiswinginaslingandwillkeephimfromplayingtheddleforsometimehesaid.WhenIgetthiswingxedupIcangothroughitwithyouHartoptoldtheclasslastweekholdinguphisarmwrappedinacastandsling.Despitethissetbacktheclasswasalivelylessonforthefourstudentswhoshowed.Hartoparrangedtheclasssothatthemoreexperiencedddlerswereabletoleadtheneweronesinsomeofthemorechallengingdiddies.NaomiRhymerwasencour-agedtowatchasherbrotherJoelplayedYouaremySun-shineonhisddleslowlysoshecouldmimichisngerpo-sitioningandlearntoplayither-self.Afteronly15minutestheyounggirlhitalltherightnotes.Hartopsaidthechildrenlearnmusicquicklymuchfasterthananadultlearningforthersttimebutthatshouldntdiscour-agebeginnersfromcomingout.Headdedthateventhenew-estofmusicianswillprobablylearnatleastasimpletunebytheendofthehour-longclass.TheddlerscoveredseveralsongsoverthehourincludingtheSnowWaltzandWildwoodFlowerthelatterbeingawellknownoldtimeypolkatuneinddlingcircles.Hartoptaughttheclasstoharmonizebygettingthemoreadvancedstudentstoplayasongwiththefullnoteprogressionwhilethenewerddlersplayedtheless-dif-cultharmony.Hartopsaidfiddlingisnotonlyafunactivitybutanimportantexerciseforthebrain.Ipersonallybelievethatplayinganinstrumentishealthy.Ithelpsworkthebrain.Ithelpsmemory.YoucanseelittleNaomihereiscatchingonsofast.Thekidsreallygoquickhesaid.MorganDumkeeasaxo-phonemusicianandstudentatPWKhighschoolhasbeenaregularattheddlingclassessincetheystartedlastfall.Itsfunanditalwayschangesbasedonwhosherehesaid.HartopsddlingclassisheldatAuroraCollegeThe-bachacampusinroom116everyMondayat700p.m.FledgelingFortSmithfiddlersfindtheirtuneArtsCultureMusicPhotoMariaChurchFiddleinstructorBartHartopshowsNaomiRhymerhowtoholdherbowsothatshecandrawoutthenotestoYouaremySunshineduringtheFortSmithFiddlersweeklycommunityddleclasslastweekheldatAuroraCollege.