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North Klondike Highway Music Society

Music and learning

Whitehorse may be a far reach from the glitz and glamour of American Idol, but our little northern city does pack some special musical talent, courtesy of the students at the Holy Family Elementary School.Just this past January,...

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Music for Fun and a Good Cause

“Ten years we’ve been doing this and we never quite know what’s going to happen each time.” Nijen Holland (usually just known as Nijen) was quite right when he said this at the conclusion of the latest Coffee House/Open Mic...

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Good Music for Good Causes

November 7 turned out to be an incredibly busy evening for anyone involved in community events in Dawson.There was the closing banquet for the Youth Art Enrichment program, which I mentioned here a few weeks ago. There was an...

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Finding the Fiddle in the Yukon

Strains of lively, lilting fiddle melodies filter through classrooms up and down the Klondike Highway, played by children of all ages.This music has a long history in the territory: the jigs and reels of the fiddle have been...

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Rural Tech Matters

Peter Menzies’ commitment to trades education at Robert Service School (RSS) in Dawson City is setting an example for the Yukon.According to Menzies, a teacher since 2004, there is a serious lack of technology-based...

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