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Archery to Zumba

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Amber Church's column Archery to Zumba explores all sports Yukon has to offer, from A-Z


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March 28th marks the 30th anniversary of the Yukon Broomball Association. "We've come a long way from our humble beginnings playing on local community rinks," says Scott Smith, the association's travel team coach. "We outgrew the community rinks... more

Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Active

It's not every day that a Yukon figure skater is named to Team Canada for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. For that athlete to win a silver medal is a very proud moment and that is exactly what 15 year old Michael Sumner did in... more

Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2012-12-13

When a former Olympian is willing to travel from southern France to Yukon in the middle of December you know there has to be a really good reason. For basketball player Kim Smith that reason is to direct the Future Stars Girls Basketball Camp, ... more

Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

"It is so important for kids to be outside and to connect with nature," says Karin Grenier. "And one way to do that is for them to interact with dogs and dog sledding." Grenier and her partner Normand Casavant run Casaventures, a dog sledding... more

Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Nov15 Archery to Zumba

Whether you have a poodle, a retired sled dog, or a dog in race form, the Dog Powered Sports Association (DPSA) of the Yukon has an event for you. The association runs events year-round and provides dogs -— and their owners — lots of opportunities... more

Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

"When I travel down south for meetings, other clubs are astounded and in awe of what we have here in Whitehorse," said Claude Chabot, Executive Director of the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club. "On our trails you can be cross-country skiing by... more

Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

"Being able to bond and connect with a gigantic graceful creature is incredibly fulfilling," says Meghan Larivee, a local equestrian enthusiast. "Being able to work on building a relationship with a different species and seeing an improvement over... more

Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

The sport has been called "jet-propelled chess", "the healthiest sport to play" and "the world's most dangerous sport". With a range of monikers like that, it's no wonder that at the age of 18 Khoon Chua decided to give squash a try. more

Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

On Saturday, September 29 organizations, communities and individuals across the country will celebrate sport by taking part in Sports Day in Canada. Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport of all different kinds and at all levels... more

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

"I started playing hockey when I was four years old, because I wanted to keep up with my older brother," says Vanessa Bogaert. Twenty three years later, Bogaert is the president of the Whitehorse Women's Hockey Association and a passionate... more

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

This year the iconic Klondike Trail of 98 International Road Relay from Skagway to Whitehorse turns 30! On September 7 and 8,, teams of runners will cross 176.5km of terrain broken into 10 legs (between nine and 25.6kkm in length), all while... more

Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

Normally the summer season is relatively quiet on Whitehorse's biathlon range, but not this year. A partnership between the Contagious Mountain Bike Club and Biathlon Yukon has created a new way for Yukoners to make use of the range. Bike biathlon... more

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

If, on a recent walk through the Mount McIntrye trails, you've heard a lot of rustling and crashing around in the bushes, it may not have been the bear you feared it was. Instead, it may be a pack of disc golfers. Most simply put, disc golf is... more

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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"I don't think I can even stand up on this thing," laughs Steve Roddick, as his knee vibrates back and forth like an erratic metronome, trying to steady the piece of webbing enough to put his full weight on it. The piece of webbing in question... more

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

Have you ever been happily hopping from rock to rock on a hiking trail, only to have a rock shift unexpectedly beneath your feet to remind you that the ground isn't always as stable as you like to think? Have you ever had it happen when you were... more

Aug 10, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

Do you love to play outside? Are you always looking for the next challenge or surprise? Then Taelin Free believes he has something that is right up your alley: the Awesome Warrior Challenge. The Awesome Warrior Challenge is a 3-km trail run with... more

Jul 26, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

The Yukon summer is event-driven. Because of this, once they step off the pedals after finishing their leg of the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay many riders put their road bikes aside in favour of a mountain bike or a pair of running... more

Jul 19, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2012-07-12

"We've got lots do to, but we're on schedule and on target, and we'll get it all done," says George Arcand, executive director of Softball Yukon. Softball Yukon is gearing up for its biggest event to date—the 2012 Women's World Fastpitch... more

Jul 12, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

For anyone who likes to play on two wheels on the local bike trails, Mount Sima is the place to be the weekend of July 14 and 15. That's when the local ski hill will play host to the AFD Gravity Cup, the second and final downhill mountain bike... more

Jul 5, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

It's hard to envision just how long a one kilometre zip-line is until you're standing on the launch platform. Trust me: it is very, very, very long. It's so long you can barely make out the landing platform at the other end. When you watch another... more

Jun 28, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active