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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen

Quest For The Crown

There are a group of ladies running around the Yukon getting to know as many people as possible, practising their speeches, and learning how to represent Yukon.  Who are they?  The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen contestants!  

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

In its second year, Her Majesty’s Royal Feast was created to give the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen candidates a high class venue to deliver one of the most important components of the competition: their speeches... more

Feb 7, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Quest for the Crown competition features opportunities for us to dress in gold rush era finery and spend a civilized afternoon visiting with the women hoping to be Queen: the Queen’s Tea and Social and the Queen’s... more

Feb 7, 2018 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

When Telek Rogan decided to run for Rendezvous Queen in the 2017 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous competition, she did so as a celebration of who she had become. Talking with me about it, Rogan has no problem articulating the changes that have shaped her. more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Winter cold and dark got you down? Yukoners can lift their spirits and take a mid-winter break at this year's Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Preliminary events are already solidly underway, such as the Can Can Kick Off, which took place Feb. 9 and... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It’s that time of year again, when it’s totally normal to see girls walking around in period costume, when men compete in beauty pageants, when that guy with the really long beard who comes into the restaurant you work at starts talking about the... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

As the year 2015 is coming to an end, so does my reign as the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen 2015. This article will be my last article in the Queen’s Corner. Last February I was interviewed for the CBC about the reasons why I signed up for the... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

I have an idea that would really put the Yukon on the world map: let’s build a True North Queen School. Tourists and Yukon students could spend few weeks at the Queen School, named after the wealth of history Rendezvous Queens study in order to be... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua-Tan

The Yukon Rendezvous Sourdough (YSR) Queen School runs from November until the following February, when the next queen is chosen. Queen candidates, (QC’s) meet weekly for two hours with a break over Christmas time. It’s a compact, well tailored... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTOS: courtesy Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

Over the last few months, I have been sharing how I became involved in this queen title and what I have been doing. And while doing more research to better educate myself on the Yukon and its history, I have found some great information that I... more

Sep 3, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: Sarah Lewis Photography

The Rendezvous Queen and Court are also known as Yukon Ambassadors! And as such, here is what has been happening. If you are new to the Yukon, by now you will have realized that the territory is full of Klondike history. more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy Shirley Chua-Tan

The great Klondike Gold Rush brought people to the Yukon in the pursuit of their dreams and hopes. To this day, many individuals continue to come to the Yukon like their predecessors over a hundred years ago. I’m the same; I am here to pursue my... more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Spring is here and summer is coming. Everybody has put away talk of events that happened in the cold winter months. The 2016 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is moons away. However, my crown as Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) Queen is only good for one... more

May 14, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

Rendezvous Queen

Angela Szymczuk

If you thought royalty was something found only in Europe, check again.Unknown Object In the Yukon, February ushers in a new breed of Queens for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival. However, becoming a queen is no easy task — more

Dec 24, 2014 3:06 AM Making A Difference!

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous volunteers, this page is dedicated to you. more

Dec 3, 2014 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

Culture has been described as the immune system of a people, and in a world where so many distractions are coming at us on a regular basis, Yukoners can take comfort in knowing that we are home to a beautiful and thriving culture. more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Last year, when sponsored by her employer, the Jarvis Street Saloon, she was crowned 2013's First Princess and Miss Congeniality in the Rendezvous Queen pageant. She loved the role, and is now apprenticing to take on the role of Queen "Auntie," who a more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

It's the biggest party in the territory, and this year Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous celebrates its 50th anniversary. For a lot of Yukoners the festival represents the nearing of the end of winter, but for others it's a chance to compete for coveted ti more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon History

Rendezvous – it's always been our mid-winter break. A chance to unwind. It's competition, and horseplay, and fun. It's a toast to old friends, and another to new friends. It's a pessimist's pleasure: "can't touch the good old days, going to my cabin more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon History

"I find women in the Yukon, and Dawson in particular, an incredibly strong group," says Penny Soderlund, a member of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Dawson Regional Women's Committee. "There probably isn't any other place where the majo more

Mar 3, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

"Forty-four and so much more" is more than just a slogan around the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous offices as it prepares its 44th winter carnival. Executive Director Harold Sher says strategic planning sessions last fall turned into a "walk down memory more

Feb 8, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle