Play Makers

Doing what it takes: Haines Junction’s very own Gretzky and Kurri

Passion, skill and dedication are the main qualities Coach Joe Martin looks for on his Whitehorse Mustangs Midget Rep hockey team. No players may personify these more than 17-year-old forwards Wyatt Drift and Spencer Tomlin. There is no doubting their love of the sport. Between them they have almost 30 years of hockey experience, having …

Doing what it takes: Haines Junction’s very own Gretzky and Kurri Read More »

She is the face at the finish: She’s a clock-watcher

Anyone who has taken part in competitive cycling or running in the Yukon, in these past 20 years or so, has most likely experienced the typical post-race symptoms of excessive sweating, agonizing pain, rewarding sense of accomplishment and that one burning question: “Who is that woman?” Described by many as “The Welcoming Face at the …

She is the face at the finish: She’s a clock-watcher Read More »

Play Makers: Dream North Returns For Season Two

BY GEORGE MARATOS “We came up last year a bit hesitant and $4,000 in debt,” explains Robin Urquhart, as he sips on an organic juice outside a Whitehorse café. “But the response was pretty overwhelming, the audiences really appreciated the show and were very generous and the actors also felt very welcomed,” smiles the co-proprietor …

Play Makers: Dream North Returns For Season Two Read More »

Play Makers: Raising an Olympian

Standing in front of the large crowd of Yukoners that had gathered earlier this month at Sport Yukon for an Olympic pep rally, Greig Bell made no effort to contain his excitement. Microphone in hand and donning a black and silver long sleeved shirt with “Yukon” splashed across the front, the long time Yukoner paced …

Play Makers: Raising an Olympian Read More »

Audiences get the story they ask for

Did you just say, “storysmithing”? “Yeah,” says Aaron Janke, his arms still stretched out in the telling of his upcoming introactive theatre project. But he wants to keep explaining the plans of his troupe and he was on a roll … and I was interrupting. Throwing out the possibility that “storysmithing” might be hyphenated, he …

Audiences get the story they ask for Read More »

Scroll to Top