Yukon Hobbies Stories

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    Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

    Welcome 30 Below!

    I was just getting started on working with Hollywood, my horse, out in Mendenhall (our home) when my grandparents were talking about the weather one night. As I lay in bed I couldn't help to listen in when I heard "30 below." Yikes! more

    Jan 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Sue Starr

    Wool Gathering

    The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre, located at 38 Lewes Boulevard, is a unique location in Whitehorse. Involvement of community members across generations is the focus of the centre. There is programming to nurture children and youth as well... more

    Dec 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: by Joan Norberg

    Braided rugs, just like Grandma used to make

    There I was at the end of August looking through Salvation Army for wool coats. August. What was I thinking? I know it's the Yukon, but we still had beautiful summer weather and I was looking for a wool winter coat. I had to laugh at myself... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Jessica Prentice

    A Marathon of Creative Fun

    On October 1, the Yukon Comic Culture Society will invite Yukoners of all ages and experience to leave their solitary art holes and create comics alongside one another for 12 straight hours. If you’ve heard of the Nakai 24-Hour Playwriting... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tao Wong

    Gaming with Family Takes a Turn

    Board gaming has seen a widespread resurgence in the last few decades, driven by a growing desire to unplug and connect with people in real time. The changing of seasons is a great time to review this hobby and the myriad ways that modern... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO:

    Out of the basement, into the parks

    The clever people who invented Pokémon Go obviously did not have my generation in mind when they launched the new smartphone craze that's taking the world by storm. When you give the name Snorlax to one of your ethereal and elusive characters, an... more

    Sep 8, 2016

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    What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

    Community Knitting

    Canadians have a rich history of community knitting. A family friend in Winnipeg loves second hand stores. At Christmas he sent me a vintage World War Two Corticelli pattern book. The book is in fantastic condition. A great example of wartime more

    May 12, 2016


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    Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Comic Culture Society

    Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

    The International Tabletop Day celebrates board gaming around the world and an event is being hosted in Whitehorse this year by the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) on Saturday, April 30. The free event takes place at the Whitehorse Public... more

    Apr 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukomicon

    Gearing Up for Yukomicon 2017

    A comic-con is an annual event where sci-fi lovers congregate to pay homage to super heroes/villains/authors/actors/producers who help bring this genre to life on the big screen/small screen and comic pages. Cities in North America and around the... more

    Apr 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

    The Art of Judo - Yukon-Style

    Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with students, donning their... more

    Apr 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Next Stop, Serab

    I love to travel; seeing new places, meeting new people. Experience, after all is priceless. I also love to knit. Imagine my delight when I purchased Silk Road Socks by Hunter Hammersen, with 93 pages of history and knitting. The book is... more

    Mar 3, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Say it with a Craft Project

    Mark your calendar: Feb. 11, between 6 and 9 p.m. is the All Ages Valentine Craft Night. This free public event is sponsored by YuKonstruct, located at 135 Industrial Road. Nominally priced kits for the special Valentine craft are available; step... more

    Feb 4, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Tara McCarthy

    Say it with Snail Mail

    When I was a teenager I had a lot of pen pals. I kept all the letters I received, bundled together with a ribbon. Some of the letters were written on fine linen paper, others were written with different pens using different colours. The envelopes... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Tamara Neely

    Where There’s a Wig, There’s a Way

    If you’re under pressure to get a Halloween costume together, take note that going as a ghost in a sheet with holes cut for eyes seems quick and easy, but it’s a ball and chain that will be annoying all party long. The whole night will be spent... more

    Oct 29, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Roger Jackson

    Freestyle Beading in Dawson

    Dawson City resident Debbie Winston has a love of making art with beads – including antique glass and china chickens. A child of the sixties, Debbie first arrived in Whitehorse on July 1, 1967. She was traveling with her boyfriend. His father had... more

    Oct 22, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO:

    Three Books for a Haunted Hallowe'en

    I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s almost Hallowe’en, which, as all Yukoners know, means winter will soon descend upon us with the stumbling, frozen fury of a zombie horde from The Walking Dead. If that’s not scary enough for you, here’s three... more

    Oct 22, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Rick Massie

    Crazy 'bout a Mercury

    Anyone who grew up listening to country music surely heard this song, Mercury Blues, written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins in 1943 and performed by such famous musicians as The Steve Miller Band and Allan Jackson. more

    Oct 15, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Roger Jackson

    Double knots on a thread

    My sister Marion Dale and I share many wonderful childhood memories. One of our favourites is the summers we spent with our Great Auntie Kate. In her 70’s when we visited she raised sheep on a family farm near Renfrew, Ontario. No inside plumbing... more

    Oct 1, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    YuKonstruct hacks its way to the top

    YuKkonstruct's computer lab is electric with creativity and camaraderie. OkayK, it usually is, but more so tonight. It is six days from the deadline of the Hackathon, a contest from, which is an online community of people... more

    Sep 10, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Nellie Dale

    Folk Art in the Forest

    A chance meeting a long time ago started a friendship and a quilting group that has been meeting now for three decades. As it happened, Yukoners Dorothy Smith and Karen McIver enrolled in an embroidery class at the public library in... more

    Sep 10, 2015

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