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Festivals & Fairs

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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: 2017-11-01, 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: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Good results lead to good opportunities. Thanks to earning gold medals at the Whistler Cantando Music Festival last spring, the 20-year-old Whitehorse All-City Band Junior and Senior Wind Ensembles have been honoured to receive their first... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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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

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Yukon Beer Festival/Mark Kelly

The Yukon Beer Festival is returning for its fifth year on October 13 and 14, with proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Whitehorse. Local beer aficionados will be able to taste beer from more than a dozen brewers and distributors... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Neil Zeller

Yukoners – and others – who enjoy celestial pursuits may want to follow the stars to Kluane’s “Northern Nights” Dark Sky Festival at Kathleen Lake this weekend. This is the second time around for this event, which is jointly sponsored by Parks... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of K. Maguire

Five years ago Hidden Memories started as a one-act play Lillian Nakamura Maguire drafted to improve her dialogue skills for a creative writing class. Now the full-length version will be featured in the Vancouver Fringe Festival’s Advance Theatre... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Shannon Audette

I had never heard of Carnival in Trinidad until last February when on a long Yukon road trip I was kept entertained by a friend’s stories of this exciting and fascinating event. Carnival is a massive street party that falls the week before Ash... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Michal Kostal

The Yukon Culinary Festival sounds like a good way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. “The definition of Canadian cuisine that we use is local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients in the hands of many cultures,” says Eric Pateman, the... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Lorne Mountain Community Association

It started with a cornbread that a friend brought over to Shiela Alexandrovich’s house one evening for a potluck at her Wheaton River Valley home. The savoury bread was adorned with sage leaves and she remembers commenting, “This is so beautiful... more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM Mount Lorne

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Courtesy of Zero Waste Yukon

The recent closures of the Salvation Army and free stores at Raven Recycling and the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility have made it difficult to source affordable used goods and to donate unwanted items. Without a local outlet for reuse, many... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

“Prepare to be moved, disturbed, engaged. Come for the film. Stay for the conversation,” says Canadian author and media critic Geoff Pevere. Pevere is director of programs for Rendezvous with Madness, a Toronto based film festival focused on... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Every week I spend in the Yukon, the more I fall in love with this Northern magical place. I feel lucky to call this place home. This week was spent doing more Yukon Search and Rescue training and volunteering at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

Those of us who relish a good outdoor music festival – especially of the grassroots-and-granola variety – have learned to endure any number of indignities in the pursuit of someone else’s towering art. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon’s Discovery Day Holiday is one of those things that it’s kind of hard to pin down. While it was originally fixed to be the third Monday in August when it was established back in 1911, these days it is more likely to be the Monday closest... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto! Children’s Festival

“We are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon's only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: James Healey

It’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days... more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Tom Ganner

From antique carousel and ferris wheel rides, to wearable art and cake bake off contests, to beer and wine gardens, to beach wrestling and the Fisherman’s Rodeo, the Southeast Alaska State Fair really does have something for everyone... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Aaron Woroniuk

It may be the 39th year of Dawson City’s beloved annual music festival, but this tried-and-true summer favourite is always sure to include some firsts. This is definitely the case for East Coaster Andrea Vincent, who took over as Dawson City Music... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City