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Shirley Chua-Tan

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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: 2015-07-02 PHOTO: courtesy Shirley Chua-Tan

One of the many remarks I got when I was selling queen raffle tickets during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) events was, “I have never won a prize”. My usual reply was, “You are already a winner by purchasing the raffle tickets, because you have... more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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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