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Amber Church

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Amber Church is a painter, writer and sports enthusiast. She is a long-time, dedicated columnist and freelance writer for What's Up Yukon.

Her column Archery to Zumba explored all sports Yukon has to offer, from A-Z


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Issue: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

What do Jack London, Martha Black, Pierre Berton and Ted Harrison have in common? They’ve all been commissioned by Rolf Hougen to be sculpted by Harreson Tanner to populate Whitehorse’s Main Street. This summer, Edith Josie will join them. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Sara Tabbert

Sara Tabbert has undertaken three artist residencies in national parks. This August and September, she will undertake her fourth, as part of the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue-2019-07-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Hannah Perrine Mode

Hannah Perrine Mode’s art practice exists at the confluence of visual art, community storytelling and climate science. She will be bringing this unique perspective to the Chilkoot Trail artist residency from July 3 to July 16. Read more

Arts & Culture Events

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Carmen Gustafson

Carmen Gustafson is gearing up for her fourth Yukon River Quest. For those who are fond of stats, that means that by this year’s Canada Day long weekend she will have raced 2,860 km between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Amber Church

What journey do we take to arrive at an idea? Artists Michel Gignac and Gorellaume chose to explore that pathway in their new in-situ work, Through the Thought Process, installed at Northlight Innovation Centre... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Marten Berkman

When NorthLight Innovation Centre put out a call for proposals for art to amplify the space, Marten Berkman saw it as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the natural world, community, entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and the intricate web... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-05-15, Photo: Amber Church

If you’ve never heard of Paul Chartier, it’s with good reason. History doesn’t usually remember what might have been. “If he had succeeded in what he set out to do, his name would be taught in every classroom in the nation,” said Doug Rutherford... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: by courtesy of Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

The fourth edition of the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium, part of the annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, is taking a walk on the wild side. This year, the symposium’s popular Dawson Daily News Postcard Story Competition will... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: © Government of Yukon

A series of demonstrations and hands-on activities is helping animate the current exhibition at the Yukon Arts Centre’s public gallery, Found, Forged & Fused, a survey of handmade works from the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: by courtesy of Yukon Culinary Fair

At the end of July, foodies from across the country will travel north to take part in the 2015 Yukon Culinary Festival. Now in its third year, the festival will showcase and celebrate the Yukon’s local food movement to visitors and locals alike. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Ted Cowie

On July 12, a group of young Yukoners will step on the pitch in Sweden to represent the Yukon at an international soccer tournament. The Strikers, an under-16 men’s squad, will get their first taste of international competition at the Gothia Cup... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: courtesy Yukon Arts Society

The Whitehorse wharf will be a public art extravaganza from July 15 to 19 as the Yukon Arts Society takes over the public space to host the second iteration of their summer festival, Arts Up Front. After last year’s success, the society’s programs... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-25 PHOTO: courtesy Douglas Drake

A few years ago the Yukon Film Society (YFS) unsuccessfully bid on a lease for the Hatch House in Shipyards Park, in hopes of hosting an artist residency. Although that didn’t work out, it planted a seed that has borne fruit this summer. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: courtesy of Uzume Taiko

Whitehorse is about to get a dose of Japanese culture from the upcoming Festival of Taiko Drumming. June 11 to 13 will see the Japanese Canadian Association of Yukon host the world-renowned drumming group, Uzume Taiko, for a series of workshops... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-28 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Geneviève Doyon came North in 2010. Her first job in the Yukon was assisting Steve Slade with Arts in the Park. She says it was an amazing way to be introduced to the community. “I didn’t know the community at all when I started because I’d just... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Micah Quinn likes a challenge — whether it’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (4265 kilometres) alone, or re-imagining a local Whitehorse coffee shop as a dynamic new hub for the community, he’s up for it. Read more

Yukon Restaurant Guide

Have you ever had big dreams of creating a piece of theatre but weren’t sure how to start? Have you ever had a great idea for a play but had no idea how to get it on the stage? Are you looking for the chance to try out a script you have written in... Read more

Theatre - Dance

The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is challenging Yukoners to embrace “spring break up” in all its disparate meanings. To help with that, YAC is hosting a Pecha Kucha evening on Friday, March 13 at the Old Fire Hall. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Thursday, February 12th The day kicks off with the festival’s final installment of the Fire Hall Film Talks, a series of free lunchtime discussions between filmmakers and artists about behind-the-scene development of projects. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Rick Massie

The 2015 Available Light Film Festival is bringing a jam-packed program to Yukon Arts Centre this February. The first half of the festival, Feb 7 to Feb 11, is covered here. Itinerary from Feb 12 to Feb 16 will be in next week’s paper. Read more

Photography - Film

"Ravens Rich" Amber Church

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Two new exhibitions at Arts Underground take doodle-like lines to new levels. In Wearable Art, Qaqtis (pronounced like cactus) uses these kinds of lines in acrylic paint to make hoodies and sneakers unique. Her show is in the Focus Gallery, in the Read more

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Imagine that you had a dream and were guaranteed that you could achieve it. Would you do it? Would you sit on the fence and think about it? Would you think, “What’s the catch?” This spring, 9 playwrights in Whitehorse said yes to fulfilling the... Read more

Theatre - Dance

The Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) is challenging Yukoners to embrace “spring break up” in all its disparate meanings. To help with that, YAC is hosting a Pecha Kucha evening on Friday, March 13 at the Old Fire Hall. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Mather

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), screening at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre on March 5, aims to create a space “where activism gets inspired”; it is the largest environmental film festival in North America. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Rick Massie

The 2015 Available Light Film Festival is bringing a jam-packed program to Yukon Arts Centre this February. The first half of the festival, Feb 7 to Feb 11, is covered here. Itinerary from Feb 12 to Feb 16 will be in next week’s paper. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Tanya Tagaq

For those who missed Tanya Tagaq on stage at music festivals in the Dawson and Atlin, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is giving Yukoners another chance to experience this acclaimed musician’s work on February 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre. Read more

Yukon Music

"She sat in silence and was overwhelmed by serenity." "She embraced change." "She faced the challenge." Each of Whitehorse artist Amber Church's newest paintings in Yukon Ho at the Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery until Feb. 12 includes one line of text Read more

Yukon Arts

Amber Church sits on a bar stool in Rah Rah Gallery, a new art space, café, and baron Sixth Avenue in Whitehorse, and gazes upon the opposite wall. "Essentially, my imagination is plastered up there," says Church. "Its wonderful to see my off-kilter Read more

Yukon Arts

We meet our Canadian protagonist, Richard Hannay, played by George Maratos, in his West End London flat. It's the mid-Thirties and he's bored. So he decides to go to the theatre. This cures his boredom. It will cure yours. Read more

Theatre - Dance