Issue: 2021 April 7

Spring in a rush of wings

Celebration of Swans is back! Bird lovers rejoice! After an unprecedented hiatus, Celebration of Swans returns this year to Swan Haven at Marsh Lake, with events, activities and avian fun, with some new COVID-19 safety measures in place. The annual event, which marks the return of tens of thousands of migratory waterfowl, such as Arctic …

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Yukon See It Here – Steve Wilson

Lorne Mountain shining in the afternoon sun as seen from Annie Lake Road. Photo taken with a Nikon D7200. [box] Hello Loyal What’s Up Yukon Readers,  We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to [email protected][/box]

Life as a Yukon artist, past and present

The Friends of the Yukon Archives Society has organized a wonderful exhibit at Arts Underground on how visual arts have evolved in the Yukon over the years. It documents the lively traditions of art-making among First Nations people and, more recently, among settlers. Seeing this exhibit made us wonder what it was like to be …

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Sometimes less is more

Spring fever may feel overwhelming this year. Thank-you to my dear Taurus friend who helped me create the questions for this collective Tarot reading.

Fragments in the Dust

Whitehorse artist Scott Price is the ultimate scavenger. His favourite source for materials is the nearest dump. He’s been to dumps in Whitehorse, Dawson and, more recently, Wells, B.C. Whatever he discovers will partially determine what his art will be. Price’s practice involves bringing together the “junk” he collects to make assemblages, which are sculptures …

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Dress Local

Audrey Levesque is the creator and maker of Made by Auds. She designs, cuts and sews her small garment collection from a room in a Gold rush-era hotel in Dawson City.

The Ice pool Contest is a go for 2021

The Ice Pool Lottery, officially known these days as the Dawson IODE Ice Guessing Contest, has been around in various forms since 1896. The Dawson Chapter of the IODE officially took over running the event in 1940 and has managed to keep it going in spite of pandemics and other natural disasters.

The Easter Moose

Why not celebrate this time round with a feast that connects you to the landscape; that reminds you of where you live.

Textile recycling bin

Fashion Forward

Progressive designs, by Scott Dudiak Scott Dudiak is the program coordinator for Zero Waste Yukon Milan, Paris, New York … Whitehorse? That’s right, for another year the Rendezvous Fashion show exhibited the creative garment designs of Yukoners. Channelling their inner Alexander McQueen, this year all designs were made from used, repurposed, or waste materials. Rather …

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