Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald is a past Editor for What's Up Yukon. He curated our magazine from August 2018 to February 2020. He is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon's events scene.

Mr. and Mrs. Yukon

Representing Kluane

Each year, the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) selects Mr. and Mrs. Yukon in recognition of two longtime Yukoners who have made lasting contributions to their communities. This year they have named Valerie Drummond (born Wakefield) and Dan Drummond of Haines Junction as the worthy representatives.

Strength and Style competition

The next level

Growing a beard that contends for the winning length in the “Old Growth” category of the Strength and Style competition takes years of preparation, literally.

On vices and vises

What is in a definition, and what if a word is ill-defined? Have you ever told a joke that just seemed to go too far and you wonder if you should have done it in the first place? The choice of a nickname or phrase seems like a whimsical opportunity to express the fun and …

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Like a rhinestone Sam

The Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) partners with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and hosts entertaining skits, from the Sourdough Sams to live auction more expansive and exciting date packages.

Canadian inspiration

Amber Church’s solo exhibition True North Strong and Free features new work and is her first solo show in more than three-and-a-half years.

Running on a postcard

After scraping to survive the half marathon on Skiathos and then eating and drinking my way through Greece, I approached the Oct. 5 run on Santorini with some hesitation.

Lest we forget

Each year we hope you take the time to remember on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, wherever we are. In the modern world and as we become more disconnected from the memories of what occurred, it becomes more important that we share the necessity of recalling what may occur …

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That’s not a trail, that’s a goat path

I was certain of my ability to casually run and enjoy the 21-kilometre Skiathos Trail Race, taking photos and enjoying the morning. Reality, however, can be a jarring experience…

Challenged by technology

The Yukon Arts Centre opened two new exhibitions on Sept. 5. One showcases the work of Advanced Artist Award recipient Lillian Loponen, who visited Finland to create an experiential interpretation of that country’s national epic folklore tale, Kalevala. The story is the Finnish cornerstone of its people. The other show is Leslie Leong’s Ubiquitous, which seeks to …

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North of sexy

Skagway’s Nude and Rude Revue is once again visiting Whitehorse to share its specialized mx of performance art, including variety, vaudeville, burlesque, song and dance. The 12-member group, led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, is on an autumn “Guilty Pleasures” tour that will travel through Whitehorse, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Dawson City and, lastly, …

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BreakOut West (BOW)

Break on through

Major Funk and the Employment will bring their funky dance music that Yukoners know to BreakOut West this October   With the emergence of streaming services, social media and new technology redefining challenges in the musical industry, how does an emerging musician advance their career past the local scene and into touring stardom? That’s the …

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