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Canada Day

Make the Most of Your Canada Day!

Summer sun brings with it loads of visitors to the various Yukon campgrounds, especially on the long weekends. Those folks joining the campers for the Canada Day long weekend will be missing out! On July 1, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday. The festivities, therefore, will be 150 times bigger than they have been in …

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Ten Years of Tuesday Night Jams

On March 11, at the Old Fire Hall, the local francophone band Soir de Semaine will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their very first gig. “We played at Steve’s music store,” Marie-Maude Allard says. “The place was packed and all we had was two original songs and a few covers.” Actually, Soir de Semaine …

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Onstage Surprises at Long-Awaited Soir de Semaine Show

Afew years ago, many people in the territory (and beyond) were introduced to one of the Yukon’s only Francophone bands: Soir de Semaine. Well known for their crazy theatrical performances, the band members — Alain DesRochers on bass and voice, Marie-Maude Allard on accordion, voice and flute, Cory Chouinard and Marc Paradis on percussion and …

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A Festive Summer

The cultural branch of l’Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) presents a double St-Jean-Baptiste festival this year. The calendar is so generous that it made the two days of the St-Jean-Baptiste happening a Friday and a Saturday. The event will take place June 24 for Dawson City and June 25 for Whitehorse, this year at Marsh Lake. The …

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A Gala of Francophone Music

It’s really happening in the North for the first time. The Gala of Emerging Francophone Musicians and the Francophone Performing Arts Fair, Chant’Ouest and Contact Ouest, are coming to the Yukon. The events are presented by the Réseau des grands espaces, which represents western Canadian francophone performing artists, and the Association franco-yukonnaise (l’Afy). For its …

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