RSS

Charity & Fundraisers

P1-2018-12-13-SarahDobell-LiberianFamily.jpg

Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Cares

Yukon Cares, the local grassroots refugee re-settlement group, successfully supported the arrival of a family of two from Liberia in December. The local organization arranged for the Liberian family to re-settle in the territory as part of the... Read more

Yukon Families

P1-2018-08-29-DMAC-WCCBAHs - Copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce

Business After Hours (BAHs) are a regular fall and winter activity for networking professionals in Whitehorse. Coordinated by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, the events are an opportunity for Whitehorse businesses to host their peers in a... Read more

Yukon Business

P2-2018-08-01-Angelakrueger-BigSqueeze-Andrewkrueger.lumelstand2.JPG

Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Andrew Krueger

For some of us, summer reminds us of the days that were filled with outdoor activities and hanging out with friends, but there were always a few entrepreneurial folks who saw summer as an opportunity to make some pocket change by cutting lawns for... Read more

Making A Difference!

P2-2018-06-06-ManusHopkins-RideForDad2018.jpg

Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... Read more

Health and Wellness

P1-2018-05-30-OdessaBeatty-RendezvousAuction.jpg

Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

On June 7, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) will host their first spring auction, a must-add for everyone’s calendar. The event will take place at Lumel Studios at 6 p.m. and will feature special guests that you won’t want to miss. It will... Read more

Yukon Culture

P2-2018-02-12-NolanBoehm-FreeTheBeat-RebeccaProfittJPG.jpeg

Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Rebecca Profitt

Daniel Mackenzie started Free the Beat Foundation with a mission to “encourage people to express themselves through the art of rhyming, singing, beatboxing, freestyling, playing musical instruments, producing, recording [and] scoring, on a march... Read more

Yukon Music

P1-2018-05-09-MeganSkarnulis-CDCMothersDay.jpeg

Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is a job that is not tied to the clock; there is no time card for her to punch in and out. It is a job that, when it is done well, demands countless hours. Her duties range from those of a master chef, to those of a cheerleader, to an expert... Read more

Yukon Education

P3-2018-05-09-JenniferTrapnell-GarageSales2018 (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Jenny Trapnell

In early April, 79-year-old Lorraine White did what lots of Yukoners do: she held a garage sale. White, who was moving to Vancouver Island, sold her furniture and old china at her Takhini senior’s residence, and gave away the rest... Read more

Yukon Local Business

P1-2018-03-29-AngelaKrueger-BowlforKidsSake-ErikPinkerton-kidsbowling.jpg

Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Angela Krueger

When we think of bowling most of us can feel the weight of the bowling ball in our hands as we release it down the lane, crossing our fingers that it doesn’t end up in the gutter. Some skilled (or lucky) bowlers might even recall the sound the... Read more

Making A Difference!

P2-2018-04-18-DMAC-SpringFoodDrive.jpg

Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The signs of spring are appearing all across the territory and Whitehorse residents will soon see another of those traditional symbols. Between April 16 and 19, local residents will discover reusable green bags appearing on their front porches... Read more

Making A Difference!

P1-2018-04-04-DMACTamaraNeely-SpecialODinner.jpeg

Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

What’s Up Yukon is excited to be a sponsor of this year’s Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction on April 7. Special Olympics Yukon enriches the lives of Yukoners with an intellectual ability through opportunities to train and compete in sports... Read more

Making A Difference!

P1-2018-04-04-DMAC-YukonDenimDay.jpeg

Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The big “C”. Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that rocks you to your core. Earlier this year, a close friend of mine was handed that news and it definitely shatters any delusions of health and normalcy. And that’s because we tend to focus on the most... Read more

Making A Difference!

P2-2018-02-10-FawnFritzen-DessertandDance-Kim Friedenberg.jpeg

Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kim Friedenberg

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory... Read more

Yukon Music

P1-2018-01-24-DMAC-GoodDeedsCup-RickMassie.jpeg

Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The local hockey team, led by coach Michael Nemeth, is a semi-finalist in the nationwide Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Competition this year. They’ve qualified by volunteering and giving back to the community and have already won $2,000 for the... Read more

Making A Difference!

P2-2017-12-20-JasonWestover-RideforDadComedyNight2018..jpeg

Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Ride for Dad Yukon

The 2018 edition of Ride for Dad Comedy Night returns to the Yukon Convention Centre on January 19 and 20. Celebrating it’s fifth year, the comedy gala has grown into its own as one of Ride for Dad Yukon’s premier fundraising events... Read more

Humour

basketball-1510765_1920.jpeg

Issue: 2017-12-20

The Lights Out Invitational Basketball Tournament has helped turn the lights on for the adult basketball community in Whitehorse. The tournament, cleverly named due to the lack of light in January and how a player can shoot the lights out on the... Read more

Yukon Active

P1-2017-11-03-LarryLeigh-YUKONSHARE.jpeg

Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: thepinkpeppercorn on Foter.com

After a few years of effort trying to put this plan together, the Yukon is now up and running with a “Hunters For The Hungry” type of meat sharing program. “Hunters For The Hungry” is in place in all 50 states in the United States and a similar... Read more

Wild Harvest

P1-2017-12-13-AislinnCornett-100WomenWhoCare-RoryWadham.jpg

Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Rory Wadham

Sitting in a circle with the seven women and organizers of the sixth annual 100 Women Who Care event is a bit like curling up fireside. The ambiance is cozy, intimate and undeniably supportive. The answer “Because we care” resounds like a... Read more

Yukon People

P2-2017-11-22-ElsLundgaard-ChristmasatOldFirehall-JudyMatechuk.JPG

Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

The third annual Christmas Market at the Old Fire Hall will be held Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Once again the event is being organized by Judy Matechuk and Elena Joss. They are the same two women who were responsible for the very... Read more

Yukon Christmas

P2-2017-11-22-DMAC-FestivalofTrees - Copy.jpg

Issue: 2017-11-22, Photo: Rick Massie

The 15th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees will kick off on Thursday, Nov. 23 with the Business After Hours (BAH) Humbug event at the Yukon government Main Administration Building foyer. The annual fundraising event for Yukon health care... Read more

Yukon Christmas