Ride for Dad

Rev your engines!

Ride for Dad’s annual motorcycle rally helps raise money for prostate cancer research and awareness and it’s back for another summer.

Shine those Shoes

Edmonton comedian Lars Callieou at a Comedy Monday Night gig in Calgary. Callieou will make a return appearance at the Ride For Dad Comedy Night at the Coast High Country Inn, January 17–19. PHOTO: James Moore   Canadian comics Lars Callieou and Derek Seguin will share headlining duties at the annual Ride For Dad Comedy …

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Serving laughs straight from the oven

The Whitehorse comedy scene is on a roll as of late. One of the events that has helped cultivate this resurgence has been Baked Laughs, the stand-up nights presented monthly at Baked Café.

Ride for Dad Rolls Into Town

Sixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness about prostate cancer. Thorpe is co-chair of the Whitehorse branch. “Without …

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Giggle for a Good Cause

Laugh it up, because Jan 26th and 27th Ride for Dad presents its fourth annual comedy show at Coast High Country Inn. Featuring local acts Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton and imports Scott Belford and Kelly Taylor, the evening will feature drinks, laughs and a break from the winter doldrums. All proceeds from the event …

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Moving Target

Unlike some comedians, Lars Callieou didn’t get his start as the class clown, for a simple reason: he wasn’t in class. From the age of six until he was 14, Callieou was home-schooled in hotel rooms while his parents plied their musical trade 50 weeks a year with a band called Columbian Gold Rush. “Back …

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Motorcycles on a Mission

One hundred engines slung between two hundred wheels. That is what the Ride For Dad (RFD) will look like Saturday, June 8, when riders take to their bikes downtown. This is the fourth year for the prostate cancer fundraiser in Whitehorse. “We had over 100 motorcycles last year,” says Mike Thorpe, a director with RFD …

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An Unwelcome Adventure; Motorcycle Ride For Dad

Late last summer, we began one of the biggest adventures of our lives: Dainius was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Last month, he completed his treatment, aside from a few drugs that he will keep taking until the end of the year. We are confident that the treatment was successful. We are celebrating by becoming involved …

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Doing It for Dad

When we talk about dying of embarrassment, it is meant to be a figure of speech. Dying of embarrassment is sheer hyperbole. Except when it isn’t. When something is too embarrassing, or too damaging to our pride, we often don’t talk about it. Sometimes these things are harmless. Sometimes they can kill. Prostate cancer falls …

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