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Especially Good Fun

There is something special about watching Special Olympics athletes compete. If you know people with an intellectual disability involved with the Special Olympics, then you know what it’s like to watch a person give everything...

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My Story as a Special Olympics Athlete

Hi my name is Mallory Ellen Pigage. I have been an athlete with the Special Olympics Yukon for 16 years.I really like Special Olympics because it is a time for me to socialize and do sports at the same time. The reason why it...

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The Mayo Marathon is our British Empire

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Midnight Marathon, hosted by the town’s Fly-by-Night Running Club. And potentially, it’s the end of the road for the event. There’s a joke in there somewhere, about how the marathon...

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The Ultimate Guide to Yukon Sport

John Firth’s massive Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, published in November 2014 by Sport Yukon, is a heavy book. It must weigh 14 pounds. If you’re brain isn’t strong enough to read all of it, mine wasn’t, you can...

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Finding your way in the woods

Who runs through the woods with map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags?That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is...

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That Special Olympic Feeling

Serge Michaud doesn’t attempt to hide his feelings about the importance of the Special Olympics movement. “For me, the organization is all about providing opportunities, which is something near and dear to my heart,” he says....

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Fun Fair tips by Nash and Thayer

What are those?“Whiffle balls.”What are they for?“Tic-Tac-Toe.”Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday.The whiffle...

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