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Special Olympics Yukon (SOY)

A different kind of volunteer

Tom Gibbs doesn’t get as many hugs as he used to. As the president of the board of Special Olympics Yukon these past five years, he isn’t working with the athletes as much and he isn’t able to give out as many of those encouraging hugs.

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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...

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It’ll be Hip

Special Olympics Yukon is about to introduce its public event of the season, presented by Goldcorp – and it’s looking hip!Yukon music lovers will be treated to a two-hour set of Tragically Hip tracks by Vancouver-based...

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Giving Everyone a Chance to Shine

Getting a medal is never the point of the Special Olympics Provincial Games. “We’re there to have fun,” says Gaetan Michaud, captain of Yukon’s Special Olympics soccer team. “It’s about doing your best.”He should know. Michaud,...

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Women in Whitehorse – Part 1

From the river to the mountains, Whitehorse is a picturesque place. However, it’s the people that make Whitehorse truly breathtaking . Beauty is found in Yukoners weaving their unique skills and talents into the tapestry...

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New Colours

An exhibit featuring paintings by 22 year old Yukoner Anna Thompson is currently on display at the Atco Electric Yukon Youth Centre Art Gallery.Thompson has a cognitive disability as a result of a brain injury as a baby which...

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