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Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald

Danny Macdonald is the Editor of What's Up Yukon.  He is a lifelong Yukoner who is active in sports, community organizations and Yukon's events scene.


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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

After scraping to survive the half marathon on Skiathos and then eating and drinking my way through Greece, I approached the Oct. 5 run on Santorini with some hesitation. My concerns were for naught as the course on Santorini, while challenging, was Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Jason Patreau

Eleven years ago, Jason Patreau was in Afghanistan with Task Force 1-08, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group. (PPCLI.) Read more

Yukon Local Business

Each year we hope you take the time to remember on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, wherever we are. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-10-30, PHOTO: courtesy of Den Designs

Erin Holm will never forget the phone call she got while living in Australia in 2015. It was her father, calling to tell her he had been diagnosed with cancer and had only months to live. Holm moved home to Canada to be with him. Read more

Arts & Culture Events

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Yukon River Trail Marathon is considered a grueling course that challenges competitors to overcome hills, grabbing roots, rough terrain and even a foot bridge, usually during August heat that  can approach 30 C. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Leslie Leong

The Yukon Arts Centre opened two new exhibitions on Sept. 5. One showcases the work of Advanced Artist Award recipient Lillian Loponen, who visited Finland to create an experiential interpretation of that country’s national epic folklore tale... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Lilly Milman/Skagway News

Skagway’s Nude and Rude Revue is once again visiting Whitehorse to share its specialized mx of performance art, including variety, vaudeville, burlesque, song and dance. The 12-member group, led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, is... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-09-18, PHOTO: courtesy of BreakOut West

With the emergence of streaming services, social media and new technology redefining challenges in the musical industry, how does an emerging musician advance their career past the local scene and into touring stardom? That’s the question that... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Hospital Foundation

This year’s Teddy Bear Clinic will feature some new experiences for children and families. Karen Forward, Yukon Hospital Foundation president, said she and the staff at Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) are looking forward to the event... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) wants Yukoners to learn more about the history in their own towns. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-09-11, PHOTO: Lindsay Cornell

Adventure therapy is designed to enhance the support work done in the health, mental health, education, justice and related human service fields. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-09-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Dee Bailey

“Pieces of the Jagged Rocks” by artist Dee Bailey opens Sept. 6 with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Yukon Artists at Work Gallery in Whitehorse. Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

The Yukon Film Society (YFS) aims to bring limited release theatrical films to local audiences every winter through its Available Light Cinema (ALC) series. On Aug. 26, the society will showcase the films Echo in the Canyon and Yesterday. Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Skills Canada Alberta

Armed with cardboard, duct tape and your wits, can you get a boat to float? That’s the challenge that Samantha Hand, executive director of Skills Canada Yukon, is issuing to Yukon youth this month. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-07-24, PHOTO: Will Shewen

In an increasingly digital and wired world, the annual Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) camp for Yukon youth is an opportunity to unplug from phones and games, experience the land and reconnect with the natural world. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-07-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Government of Yukon / Robert Postma

A seven-hour drive north of Whitehorse, or one our and 30 minutes north from Dawson City, the Tombstone Interpretive Centre sits as the gateway to one of the Yukon’s most iconic territorial parks. Read more

Active & Outdoors Events

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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Well-Read Books will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year and it’s a labour of love for the partners that own the store, which has established itself as a venue for the arts community. Read more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Steve Wilson

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Lalithaa Krish

Hello readers, Do you have a tattoo that is important to you? Is it inspired by something or someone in the Yukon? Please submit a highres image of your ink along with a brief explanation of its significance to editor@whatsupyukon.com. Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Krista Prochazka

This Canada Day, Yukoners will celebrate in communities across the territory with traditional activities. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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