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Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald is the Editor of What's Up Yukon.  He is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon's events scene.


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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis

The holiday season is a time of celebration. It is a time for friends, family and loved ones. But for Hospice Yukon, it is the time of year to offer support to grieving Yukoners during the Lights of Life, the original support program launched by... more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The volunteers at the soup kitchen don’t want the spotlight. Approach a soup kitchen volunteer to discuss their contributions and they quickly promote others who have put in time and effort to provide weekend lunches at the CYO Hall in the the... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

“It’s okay to not be okay,” said Reverend Bev Brazier. That’s the concept around the Blue Christmas service held at the United Church on Sunday, December 3. The annual service anticipates that Christmas can be a very intense and challenging time... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-22, Photo: Rick Massie

The 15th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 23 with the Business After Hours (BAH) Humbug event at the Yukon government Main Administration Building foyer. The annual fundraising event for Yukon health care... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The 45th annual Geoscience Forum will kickoff at the Yukon Convention Centre on Saturday, November 18 with Family Day, sponsored by Golden Predator. The free event will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have interactive, hands-on family friendly... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Catherine Newsome

This November one of the most watched sporting competitions on the planet will be broadcast and you likely know nothing about it. On November 4, small groups of Yukoners will gather in living rooms and basements for viewing parties to watch the... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Harry Kern

Passion, energy and positivity. Those emotions resonate across the table when you sit down with Gary Bailie, the main architect behind the Blue Feather Music Festival. The festival is entering its 17th year and Bailie says the festival is still... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

The editor at What’s Up Yukon doesn’t often receive handwritten letters, but there were two on file when I arrived. We’ve sent Mrs. Schorn a copy of her letter in print and I hope she’s found some new penpals from our efforts... more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Every Saturday evening, in a humble garage in Riverdale, the Northmen Gaming Club gathers to roll dice, game and share some laughs. The casual observer can be forgiven for fearing that a prohibition-era gambling house, full of craps and blackjack... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-10-11

Fall has arrived and Yukoners have all started to settle into our winter routines. This busy time of year seems like the perfect time to take over as editor of What’s Up Yukon. I’m excited for the challenge and have already had some great ideas... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: TKS Photography & Design

Wine-lovers will descend on the High Country Convention Centre on Thursday, October 19, for the 26th edition of the Rendezvous Rotary Wine Festival. These grape connoisseurs will have over 200 wines available for sampling and tasting. Those lucky... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages