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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Conservation Society

If you’re a Yukon resident, you’ve no doubt walked, biked or skied the trodden path of the Miles Canyon trail. Perhaps you’ve observed the gradient of the canyon’s rocky columns, watched canoeists paddling from atop the suspension bridge, or... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Fritz Mueller

Take some time off work – that’s the only way you’ll be able to enjoy all the programming offered by the Adäka Cultural Festival this month. That’s the suggestion from Lynn Feasey, director of arts for Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

Multifaceted, multicultural and full of ingenuity – the arts and music community of the Yukon is widely appreciated, well-funded and extensively advertised. At least, some parts of it. At the colder, less hospitable edges of the creative community... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: courtesy of the Youth of Today Society

A mural festival in the Yukon will draw artists, youth, and the general public together to decorate some buildings in Whitehorse with a colourful palette. The 2-month long Yukon Heritage Mural Art Festival is kicking off on Saturday, and... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

On some days, the wind blows from the north. A Whitehorse legend that drifts down the road is this: music and art are taught with passion and respected for their true value. Are there really open mics happening all over town? Was it true that... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.” Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest project, the Sam... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Helen O'Connor

The Yukon is recognized for its rich cultural diversity, and you are invited to experience it during the seventh national Culture Days and Doors Open celebration, from Friday, September 30 through to Sunday, October 2. “The best place to start... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

This year the Yukon Film Society (YFS) returns to the Adäka Cultural Festival with more First Nations programming. The collaboration between Adäka and YFS allows all the screenings to be free. Screenings run July 3 and 4 at the Kwanlin Dün... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kathless Merritt

Continuing its tradition of collaborative art projects, this year’s Adӓka Cultural Festival will bring together six northern musicians for a fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds. the artists will get together during the festival and... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Julien Strasfeld

Back for a third year, the annual Whitehorse Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival brings together national and local artists for an unforgettable solstice weekend. Fancy yourself a night owl? Get ready for 12 hours of engaging and artsy fun as you... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

This week shaped up to be a culturally ambitious one in Dawson City. The centerpiece of the week has been the Myth and Medium conference organized by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Heritage Department and focusing on the performing arts. It’s not too... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of Jocylyn McDowell

When the detection of gravitational waves was announced earlier this month, the space community rejoiced. They cried out, “Einstein was right!” and “This changes everything we know about space.” For me, this announcement had the resonance of a... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

“It’s an important winter to show this,” says Lauren Williams, collections manager at Toronto’s Museum of Inuit Art. She’s referring to the photography exhibit by Yukon youth, This is Our Arctic, currently on display at the museum. The photos... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Blair Douglas

Blair Douglas and Carly Woolner are hoping you’ll join them outside to have some fun this weekend. They are organizing the second annual edition of The (s)hiver Winter Arts Festival, taking place in Dawson City on Jan. 30 and 31. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-17, Cred: Courtesy of Arts Underground

Arts Underground recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a small party and the launch of a show commemorating the anniversary, called ten. ten features art by the Yukon Arts Society Members, and it includes a variety of mediums. more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Courtesy of Sarah Lewis

This Friday and Saturday the Northern Lights School of Dance will be performing their annual run of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.. The annual show functions as the school’s annual ballet recital. This year over 50 students will be... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of Jesse Devost

In his most recent show, Jesse Devost investigates how we gather and hold images in our mind. Optic Nerve, showing at Arts Underground until Nov. 28, explores how the optic nerve continuously captures images and transmits them to the brain, ... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Virginie Hamel

On Nov. 13 the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) will present Onde de Choc at the Yukon Arts Centre. This multidisciplinary event features 18 artists and performers from the French-speaking community, followed by a catered art show featuring... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Jennifer Walden's exhibit features wildlife and landscape paintings from her time spent on retreat in the wilderness between the Selwyn and Mackenzie mountain ranges in the Northwest Territories. She was inspired to create the exhibition called... more

Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

What do pictures of people's houses, art workshops, guest speakers and sandwiches have in common with each other and the concept of multiculturalism? Yukon College hopes to answer this question—and spark many more—with its Yukon Cultures Connect... more

Mar 29, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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