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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

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"The only legal cure for Cabin Fever blues!"

"For people who really know winter, head north to Whitehorse, where residents have been celebrating winter since 1945, when Yukon Carnival Week was born. Nowadays the festival includes a selection of wacky entertainment in addition to the standard concerts and snow carving: you can enter contests for lip syncing, hair freezing, cross-dressing and, of course, beard growing." - Canada's 10 coolest winter festivals, Reader's Digest

RENDEZVOUS IS FOR KIDS... 

From the Slide and Glide on the toboggan hill, to face painting and traditional fare such as egg toss and potato sack races, kids have three days of action packed activities to keep them busy both inside and out.  All events are 100% free of charge for kids to participate in.

www.yukonrendezvous.com


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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Bruce Sahlstrom

Since the winter carnival began in 1945, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous has been a popular tradition and none more so than the Strength and Style competition. “Strength and Style has always been one of the core events from the start,” said Bruce... more

Feb 14, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

The annual BYTE Battle of the Bands, which will feature up to 10 groups, has been taking place for over a decade and has teamed up for the second year with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as an affiliated event at Shipyards Park. The event takes place on. more

Feb 14, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Quest for the Crown competition features opportunities for us to dress in gold rush era finery and spend a civilized afternoon visiting with the women hoping to be Queen: the Queen’s Tea and Social and the Queen’s... more

Feb 7, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

In its second year, Her Majesty’s Royal Feast was created to give the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen candidates a high class venue to deliver one of the most important components of the competition: their speeches... more

Feb 7, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Jan 31, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Sara McPhee-Knowles

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous season begins in February, but for some people it is a year round commitment. The women of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Cancan Line are arguably the most in-demand group during Rendezvous, and their appearance bookings... more

Jan 17, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

When Telek Rogan decided to run for Rendezvous Queen in the 2017 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous competition, she did so as a celebration of who she had become. Talking with me about it, Rogan has no problem articulating the changes that have shaped her. more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

A graduate of the Porter Creek Secondary School in the Class of 2009, Nicole Grove, 26, has always been physically strong. Back in 2003, in the days of Hidden Valley Elementary School, Nicole was a gold medalist in the Annual Yukon Wrestling... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

This Rendezvous, The Battle of the Bands is going down, bringing together youth bands from across the territory to battle for top dog honors of the Yukon Music scene. BOTB is presented each year by Bringing Youth Toward Equality (BYTE), and this... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Winter cold and dark got you down? Yukoners can lift their spirits and take a mid-winter break at this year's Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Preliminary events are already solidly underway, such as the Can Can Kick Off, which took place Feb. 9 and... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Laura Scott

“Alright ladies, we are going on as soon as this song is over. Tallies, you’re up first. Shorties, get ready to go on right after them. I know we are all tired and looking forward to getting out of these shoes, but just keep smiling, we’re almost... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of Donnell Leahy

Donnell Leahy remembers exactly how he felt when he made his stage debut as a fiddler at the age of four. "Mom and Dad had a band when we were growing up as kids. They played locally at round dances and square dances and weddings and things," he... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: commons.wikimedia.org

Often mistaken for the French version of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), from March 3rd to 23rd, is a national initiative lead by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. The RVF is.. more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Lea Roy

My dog, Herman, once stepped between myself and a charging two-thousand-pound black Angus bull. He turned the animal back by sheer virtue of his own ferocity and unwillingness to be moved. On another occasion, he chased off a young male grizzly... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It’s that time of year again, when it’s totally normal to see girls walking around in period costume, when men compete in beauty pageants, when that guy with the really long beard who comes into the restaurant you work at starts talking about the... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Rendezvous

If you were on a committee to provide decorations for a dance, your shopping list will likely include balloons, streamers and crepe... lots of crepe. But not if you were decorating the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre for the Steampunk Ball 2.0 Tesla... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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

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 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

I have an idea that would really put the Yukon on the world map: let’s build a True North Queen School. Tourists and Yukon students could spend few weeks at the Queen School, named after the wealth of history Rendezvous Queens study in order to be... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Helene Roth

The Yukon Rendezvous Society is throwing a Halloween dance party again this year, and the theme is Back to the Future Part II. The trippy concept is that in 1989, when Back to the Future Part II came out, our man Marty (Michael J. Fox) ... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua-Tan

The Yukon Rendezvous Sourdough (YSR) Queen School runs from November until the following February, when the next queen is chosen. Queen candidates, (QC’s) meet weekly for two hours with a break over Christmas time. It’s a compact, well tailored... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active