Arlin McFarlane

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The history of how we move is full of wild and wondrous stories about survival, romance, perseverance and everyday life. It’s also a great lens through which we can explore science and technology. Two new summer programs at the Yukon Transportation Museum will explore stories and science with kids and seniors to celebrate Canada 150 …

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Life Lines

Faye Ferguson understands the value of documenting one’s life stories, for both the writer and the eventual reader.  Ferguson is a personal historian based in Victoria, B.C. who helps people fashion their life stories into print or digital forms, either as full-length memoirs or as scrapbook-type snippets that highlight specific remembered moments or stages of …

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We Can Change

Whitehorse director and playwright Arlin McFarlane strives to captivate. She has developed a unique, one-actor play about our ability to change our lives around thanks to neuroplasticity. The play is about a young girl who is prone to self-destructive behaviour and seeks the help of a scientist. The scientist uses principles of neuroplasticity to help …

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Five Spectacles To Be Seen At Whitehorse Nuit Blanche

From dance to live painting to a spider web takeover of a local park, the second annual Whitehorse Nuit Blanche (WNB) has an exhibit and activity for everybody. With a focus on participatory performances, the all-night art crawl transforms the audience into creators as it takes over downtown Whitehorse. Here are five more WNB art …

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A French Feast for the Senses

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 discover an eclectic glimpse of the Francophone community’s talent at the Yukon Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. …

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Burn this winter away

This could be the most-anticipated Burning Away the Winter Blues event in its history. says Arlin McFarlane. “It has been a long winter.”

Play makers: Get your craft on

Hockey players can craft, too. That is the message from Arlin McFarlane, artistic director for Yukon Educational Theatre’s Inzanity Wing, the backbone behind this year’s new Santa Parade “Winterval”. McFarlane is calling on hockey players and all members of the community to come down before Dec. 3 to the Old Fire Hall, in Whitehorse (before …

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Thank you, Carol!

The Yukon was lucky to have been chosen as the location for the filming of Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock. Yes, we have talented film people here in the Yukon – both in front and behind the camera – and, by all reports, the production was handled smoothly. But we have to admit …

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Laramie Project delivers stunning ensemble work

I gave Justine Davidson, the theatre reviewer for the Whitehorse Star, a long hug at the end of The Laramie Project, the Guild Society/GALA play. Both of us were near tears. She said over my shoulder, “Does this mean it’s good when the journalists are crying?” We weren’t the only ones moved. But don’t let …

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Hands-On Harvest Celebration

The Celebration of the Harvest takes place at Shipyards Park again this year on Thursday, this time with a special visit from mythologies past. Demeter – the harvest goddess from Greek myths who also goes by the name Ceres in Roman legends – will be at the festival, talking about the triumphs and stories of …

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Confusion and Betrayal

When siblings embark on a new life together in unfamiliar surroundings, it can often result in confusion, conflict, even betrayal. Especially if one is working hard to keep everything together and the other’s life is a mess. That’s the premise of Wake and Bake, a new play by Whitehorse playwright Dean Eyre, which is currently …

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