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Stepping Up

Darrell Hookey

Darrell Hookey's column Stepping Up features those who lead volunteer organisations in the Yukon.


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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

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... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

There are meetings. There is paperwork. There are grants to apply for and cheques to sign. But, for Jessica Hall, being the president of the Yukon Film Society is all about… people. more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Sarah Crane will tell you that her Riverdale community is "a great place to live" with its close proximity to downtown and the diversity of its residents. And the trails. Indeed, walk along the shore of the Yukon River, paralleling Riverdale... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Everybody knows that the Humane Society of Yukon takes care of our beloved animals in distress at the society-run Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. But who takes care of the people who take care of the animals? Well, that would be Brent Slobodin, the... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Philip Fitzgerald was embarrassed when he is asked about his greatest sense of accomplishment as the chair of the Yukon Hospital Foundation. “It sounds too financial,” he explained. Well? more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Nita Daniels

To begin to understand Mark Daniels, you must first discard the stereotypes of a snowmobile owner. Yes, the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA) owns snowmobiles – and ATVs and dirtbikes and quads and boats – but these are mostly... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Dorothy Bradley leaves her vehicle at Eagle Bay Park, where Whistle Bend Way and Range Road meet, and walks to the bench overlooking McIntyre Creek. It is a 10-minute walk along a path that is dappled with bright yellow aspen leaves. To the left... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Have you seen the gamers and sci-fi fans and people dressed up as action heroes from the comics and board games? Well, Paul Scholz is their president. To be more precise, he is the president of the Yukon Comic Culture Society, an all-volunteer... more

Yukon People