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Amber Church is a painter, writer and sports enthusiast. She is a long time dedicated columnist and freelance writer for What's Up Yukon.

Her column Archery to Zumba explored all sports Yukon has to offer, from A-Z


You can reach her at sports@whatsupyukon.com.

"Ravens Rich" Amber Church

Photo Nicole Bauberger

Two new exhibitions at Arts Underground take doodle-like lines to new levels. In Wearable Art, Qaqtis (pronounced like cactus) uses these kinds of lines in acrylic paint to make hoodies and sneakers unique. Her show is in the Focus Gallery, in the more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Arts

Imagine that you had a dream and were guaranteed that you could achieve it. Would you do it? Would you sit on the fence and think about it? Would you think, “What’s the catch?” This spring, 9 playwrights in Whitehorse said yes to fulfilling the... more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is challenging Yukoners to embrace “spring break up” in all its disparate meanings. To help with that, YAC is hosting a Pecha Kucha evening on Friday, March 13 at the Old Fire Hall. more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Mather

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), screening at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on March 5, aims to create a space “where activism gets inspired”; it is the largest environmental film festival in North America. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Tanya Tagaq

For those who missed Tanya Tagaq on stage at music festivals in the Dawson and Atlin, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is giving Yukoners another chance to experience this acclaimed musician’s work on February 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Rick Massie

The 2015 Available Light Film Festival is bringing a jam-packed program to Yukon Arts Centre this February. The first half of the festival, Feb 7 to Feb 11, is covered here. Itinerary from Feb 12 to Feb 16 will be in next week’s paper. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

"She sat in silence and was overwhelmed by serenity." "She embraced change." "She faced the challenge." Each of Whitehorse artist Amber Church's newest paintings in Yukon Ho at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery until Feb. 12 includes one line of text more

Jan 31, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Amber Church sits on a bar stool in Rah Rah Gallery, a new art space, café, and baron Sixth Avenue in Whitehorse, and gazes upon the opposite wall. "Essentially, my imagination is plastered up there," says Church. "Its wonderful to see my off-kilter more

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

We meet our Canadian protagonist, Richard Hannay, played by George Maratos, in his West End London flat. It's the mid-Thirties and he's bored. So he decides to go to the theatre. This cures his boredom. It will cure yours. more

Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: © Government of Yukon

A series of demonstrations and hands-on activities is helping animate the current exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre’s public gallery, Found, Forged & Fused, a survey of handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: by courtesy of Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

The fourth edition of the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium, part of the annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, is taking a walk on the wild side. This year, the symposium’s popular Dawson Daily News Postcard Story Competition will... more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: by courtesy of Yukon Culinary Fair

At the end of July, foodies from across the country will travel north to take part in the 2015 Yukon Culinary Festival. Now in its third year, the festival will showcase and celebrate the Yukon’s local food movement to visitors and locals alike. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Ted Cowie

On July 12, a group of young Yukoners will step on the pitch in Sweden to represent the Yukon at an international soccer tournament. The Strikers, an under-16 men’s squad, will get their first taste of international competition at the Gothia Cup... more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Arts Society

The Whitehorse wharf will be a public art extravaganza from July 15 to 19 as the Yukon Arts Society takes over the public space to host the second iteration of their summer festival, Arts Up Front. After last year’s success, the society’s programs... more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: courtesy Douglas Drake

A few years ago the Yukon Film Society (YFS) unsuccessfully bid on a lease for the Hatch House in Shipyards Park, in hopes of hosting an artist residency. Although that didn’t work out, it planted a seed that has borne fruit this summer. more

Jun 25, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: courtesy of Uzume Taiko

Whitehorse is about to get a dose of Japanese culture from the upcoming Festival of Taiko Drumming. June 11 to 13 will see the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon host the world-renowned drumming group, Uzume Taiko, for a series of workshops... more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Geneviève Doyon came North in 2010. Her first job in the Yukon was assisting Steve Slade with Arts in the Park. She says it was an amazing way to be introduced to the community. “I didn’t know the community at all when I started because I’d just... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Micah Quinn likes a challenge — whether it’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (4265 kilometres) alone, or re-imagining a local Whitehorse coffee shop as a dynamic new hub for the community, he’s up for it. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Restaurant Guide

Have you ever had big dreams of creating a piece of theatre but weren’t sure how to start? Have you ever had a great idea for a play but had no idea how to get it on the stage? Are you looking for the chance to try out a script you have written in... more

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is challenging Yukoners to embrace “spring break up” in all its disparate meanings. To help with that, YAC is hosting a Pecha Kucha evening on Friday, March 13 at the Old Fire Hall. more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Thursday, February 12th The day kicks off with the festival’s final installment of the Fire Hall Film Talks, a series of free lunchtime discussions between filmmakers and artists about behind-the-scene development of projects. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Rick Massie

The 2015 Available Light Film Festival is bringing a jam-packed program to Yukon Arts Centre this February. The first half of the festival, Feb 7 to Feb 11, is covered here. Itinerary from Feb 12 to Feb 16 will be in next week’s paper. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Tanya Tagaq

For those who missed Tanya Tagaq on stage at music festivals in the Dawson and Atlin, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is giving Yukoners another chance to experience this acclaimed musician’s work on February 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

“The Yukon is full of east coasters,” says Blake Rogers. “Every time you turn around you’re meeting someone from there, someone who has family there, or someone who wants to go there.” This was a driving force behind establishing the Yukon East Co more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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June 5 Issue Photos

Changes are in the works for the Haines-to-Haines bike relay more

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM Haines Junction

Arts in the Park kicks off its 18th year -- summer time, summer time! more

May 29, 2014 5:03 PM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Rick Massie

If your experience with board games only goes as far as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Battleship, then there’s a whole new world just waiting for you to discover. “We needed those original basic board games as a foundation,” explains Shawn Underhill, more

May 15, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies

Five inspiring Yukon women

Sketches by Amber Church

The Yukon is blessed with a huge number of talented and passionate women. It would take much more space than I have here to pay tribute to even just a handful of these inspiring ladies but I’m going to give it a shot. more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

Birds, Bats And Bees

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For more than a decade, the Yukon Fish and Game Association has helped youngsters build houses for our winged friends. more

May 1, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies

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