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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

Celebrated across cultures for centuries, the summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21. Each year, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and brings with it the kickoff of the major summer festivities in the Yukon. This week will... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Photo fournie par l’Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)

La Saint-Jean, qu’est-ce que ? À l’origine, une fête païenne célébrée, le 24 juin, depuis quelques siècles, qui a, par la suite, été christianisée. On y faisait des feux de joie, on chantait et on dansait, le tout pour célébrer l’arrivée de l’été... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Elaine Schiman

Jazz lovers in Whitehorse often look at each other and say, “There’s so much music going on. And so much jazz!” And there is. We are blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the arts. However, jazz pianist Grant Simpson noticed a... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Association franco-yukonnaise

Voilà maintenant dix ans que le gouvernement du Yukon a proclamé le 15 mai, la journée de la francophonie yukonnaise, un geste fort mettant en avant l’histoire des franco-canadiens du territoire. En effet, les premières personnes parlant français... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: John Berryman

A dancer, instead of moving her body on stage, will show images in a video. A singer, instead of performing at the piano as she usually does, will leave the instrument behind. A painter, instead of using the brush, will make magic with an overhead... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Association Franco Yukonnaise

Look around. The birds are singing, canoes and kayaks are back on Subaru roof racks and my neighbour seems to have an urge for gardening at 11:30 p.m. These are signs of summer. It’s a change from spending much of our time inside, sipping hot tea... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: commons.wikimedia.org

Often mistaken for the French version of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), from March 3rd to 23rd, is a national initiative lead by the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. The RVF is.. more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Rendez-vous de la Francaphonie

You can keep your fishnets and feathers stored for this Rendez-vous. But you don’t have to. If you can't help but whip them out for an encore, who is to judge? Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie is a two-week celebration of the French language more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Jamie Sachi Richardson

In mid-January, I was given the opportunity to coordinate Je parle français And I Love in English, 2015, a theatrical performance written by and for Francophone women that will be presented this weekend, March 6 and 7, at the Old Fire Hall. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

When he was a kid in France, on June 24 Olivier de Colombel would be north of Paris, in Normandy. De Colombel was raised in an old Christian family, and knew that day was special because of Saint Jean Baptiste. more

Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Actually, Soir de Semaine started as a road trip. Pascal St-Laurent and Marie-Maude Allard moved to the Yukon just a few days apart in 2003. They hopped in a van to wander further north to Alaska, with an accordion and a guitar tagging along. more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Onde de choc is a new event that will bring together over 25 Francophone artists from a variety of disciplines. Through culinary art, video, interactive installation, music, dance, storytelling, visual art, theatre and poetry, everyone is invited to more

Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

If your taste buds long for something new and your eyes are looking for something as pretty as it is tasty, you need to find Karina Lapointe. This local chef graduated from two different professional culinary schools in Québec but her training start more

May 9, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

Following the success of the first Cabaret Théâtres, heldin March of this year, this week the Association Théâtre Art'lequin (ATA) presents Le Facteur Pleine Lune, playing for two nights at the community hall of the Centre de la Francophonie. more

Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Genticorum, a traditional band from Québec, will perform on November 2 in the community hall at the Centre de la francophonie on Strickland Street. more

Oct 27, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

The cultural branch of l'Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) presents a double St-Jean-Baptiste festival this year. The calendar is so generous that it made the two days of the St-Jean-Baptiste happening a Friday and a Saturday. more

Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Bonjour! Si t'était pas au courant, je suis le régissuer pour la production de Bonneau et la Bellehumeur pour La Troupe Du Jour, une compagnie de théatre à Saskatoon. I'm pretty sure I spelled all that decently enough. more

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 AM Humour