Making A Difference!

Yukoners Making A Difference

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Lions Clubs

    If There’s a Need, There’s a Lion

    As Lions Club International celebrates its one-hundredth anniversary, long time Grey Mountain Lions Club member Gerry Gerein sees this year as a culmination of all that the Yukon Clubs have accomplished in the Yukon. “I’m very proud of our... more

    Feb 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

    Riding Motorcycles for a Good Cause

    Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. more

    Feb 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

    “It Can Happen to Anybody”

    “Once you hit homelessness your world crumbles. People don’t know that there’s people who care.” So says Kerry Nolan, who is speaking first hand. Now, she is the administrative coordinator at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in downtown... more

    Oct 12, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Sue Thomas

    Creating Healthy Communities

    United Way Yukon is a charity that raises money to fund Yukon organizations. Its mandate is to fund programs that enhance the “physical, mental and social well-being” of Yukoners. So says Brian Bonia, who is United Way Yukon’s campaign cabinet... more

    Oct 6, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

    Running for a Cause

    If there's a competitive foot race nearby, or a fun run for charity, Tom Ullyett will almost certainly be there. The 58-year-old deputy minister of Justice has been an avid runner since his teen years, with at least 40 half-marathons under his... more

    Sep 15, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Liam Campbell

    Pony Up For A Good Cause

    Looking for a busting, bawling, rocking good time that’s also for a good cause? Then head out to the Gr8ful Spud on May 28th for a fundraiser for the Gyan Jyoti School Building Society. The Gyan Jyoti School Building Society is currently raising... more

    May 26, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO:

    Have Fun Raising Money for Kids

    Kudos to Mad Trapper Alleys. The generosity of this business has enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yukon to hold their annual fundraiser. Over the past few years Bowl for Kids Sake has become the biggest fundraiser for the organization. Bowl for... more

    Apr 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Adamson

    Making a Difference

    In January 2013 Daniel Adamson first travelled to the Philippines. It was the wish of his sick mother whom Adamson had been looking after for several years. After years of caring for her she wanted him to take a holiday. A Yukon wildland... more

    Mar 17, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO:

    Learning to Love Yourself

    I know that self-love is important, but why is it so hard for me to practice it all the time? I often tend to put others before me and have negative thoughts about myself when situations get hard. How can I remember to use self-love more often? more

    Mar 3, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jason Westover

    Gift of Giving

    If you’re searching for a little inspiration this holiday season, then perhaps this story is for you. Many of us give to charity and volunteer our time here and there, but for Sarah Ott, it’s a way of life. At only 17 years of age, Sarah has... more

    Dec 24, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: courtesy of Humane Society Dawson

    20 Years of Going to the Dogs…

    Humane Society Dawson is celebrating a milestone birthday this year. The “small shelter with a big heart” turns 20 years old, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Humane Society’s mandate is to provide shelter and care for abandoned and... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: courtesy of Volunteer Yukon

    No Need to Shout

    An honest and emotional message will attract the eyes – and more importantly, hearts – you need to keep your organisation running, in terms of volunteers, the public, and potential avenues of funding. The thing to remember is that advertising – ... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

    Working for Free: Gaining so Much

    There was a time in my life when my father called me a professional volunteer. Working for a handsome wage was much less of a priority in my youth. It started with summer camps, and continued to take me all over the world to share pieces of... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

    Amazing Volunteers

    The Yukon is full of amazing volunteers. Here are just a few people whose donation of their time and energy makes a difference in their communities more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

    A Farewell from the 2015 Rendezvous Queen

    As the year 2015 is coming to an end, so does my reign as the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen 2015. This article will be my last article in the Queen’s Corner. Last February I was interviewed for the CBC about the reasons why I signed up for the... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of Sofia Fortin

    Rallying Together to Honour and Protect Women

    In a community as small as the Yukon, when people begin to stand together, change is a very real possibility. The 2015 annual 12 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign launches on Nov. 25. During these 12 days Whitehorse residents will come... more

    Nov 19, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Rachelle Czerwinski

    Cuisine for a cause

    Off the southeast coast of Africa lies the beautiful island of Madagascar. While the children’s Madagascar movies paint a nice scenic picture of the island, there are serious issues taking place. Rachelle Czerwinski was born and raised in... more

    Sep 17, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: George Maratos

    Honouring a Hero

    George Maratos was just three years old when Terry Fox was becoming a household name across Canada and elsewhere. Still, he claims to have a "kind of" memory of the young B.C. runner's heroic 1980 odyssey known as the Marathon of Hope. more

    Sep 17, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Yukon Government Photos

    Celebrating Stewardship

    When Shea Newnham goes to Wolf Creek Campground, he can still see the trail that he helped build as a Yukon Youth Conservation Corps (Y2C2) member. Ryan Drummond sees his stint as “the beginning of my understanding of the real meanings of natural... more

    Aug 13, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy Shirley Chua-Tan

    Dreams and Hopes

    The great Klondike Gold Rush brought people to the Yukon in the pursuit of their dreams and hopes. To this day, many individuals continue to come to the Yukon like their predecessors over a hundred years ago. I’m the same; I am here to pursue my... more

    Jun 4, 2015

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