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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.


Keith Clark (left), Brenda Berezan and Kate Weekes

Danny Macdonald

A local Whitehorse book group, inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, have composed songs that will be performed on August 13. Keitha Clark, Kate Weekes and Brenda Berezan originally joked about the idea of writing songs based on the poem, but then one e more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Historic Miles Canyon holds a special place in the story of Whitehorse. Today’s picturesque hiking trails, pedestrian suspension bridge and impressive rock cliffs are a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. And the historical... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Tamara Fischer

Whitehorse gearheads will get their fix with the mud bogs in Whitehorse on July 21, located at the mud bogs course beside the motocross track off of Robert Service Way. The annual competition has been happening for decades and lets Yukoners show... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: BagoGames on Foter.com

Titan Gaming and Collectibles is adding Fortnite to its menu of gaming options, and they’re marking the occasion with a kickoff tournament on July 14. Fortnite launched as a paid-for game on July 25, 2017, that encouraged cooperative play between... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Doug Sack

On July 12, the annual Dustball tournament kicks off in Whitehorse, and executive director George Arcand will once again be on hand to organize and help make sure things go smoothly. For decades, Arcand has been an institution for softball in the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Patricia Cunning knows how to get things done. The executive director for MacBride Museum is one of those individuals capable of having a vision and finding a way to make it happen. The new MacBride Museum expansion is a testament to this ability... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Chad Thomas, manager of the XY Charlie Crew, is leading the development of top-level wildland fire professionals in the Yukon, for First Nations. Wildland fire management is an important part of our public safety services in the territory, and... more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Since 2008, over 10-million people across the globe have been part of an art project that placed 1,890 street pianos at 75 installations in 60 cities, including the likes of New York, London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. The creation of British artist... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The Frantic Follies Vaudeville Show was a staple for Yukoners and visitors alike for 47 years, bringing gold-rush themed vaudeville performances to the stage. Last year, owner Grant Simpson lowered the curtain on the show and it appeared that it... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Need help on who to cheer, who to watch and what will happen? We’ve got you covered! more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol

Members of the Haines Junction Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) attended the annual JCR National Marksmanship Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, in early May. In total, 63 rangers from across the country competed in the event held at the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Eli Pasquale

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) regional branch, Flight 106, is holding a free kids event on May 26 at the same time that the Yukon Transportation Museum and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Yukon are hosting the annual Spring Warm Up... more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Fireweed Community Market Society

The Fireweed Community Market launched the 2018 season on Thursday May 17 at Shipyards Park. The long-running community farmers market has grown over the years into a destination event each week, as a multitude of local farmers, vendors and... more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Alex Jegier

The Yukon Arts Centre and Paradise Music Festival are partnering to bring a new spring concert series to the Whitehorse Wharf on Front Street at the end of Main. Beginning on May 31 at 5 p.m., guest DJs will perform, providing a summer dance floor... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

For 22 years and going strong, LePage Park has become a hub for arts and culture during the summer months. The new season of Arts in the Park launches on May 22 with a free barbecue. It will be a family affair, as visual artist Jona Barr, who will... more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

When Bailey Rumbolt first arrived at the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) in 2015, she would never have guessed that it would lead her to big changes in her life. A shy youth lacking confidence, Rumbolt’s first visits were limited to hanging... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Many Yukoners will have seen members of the Company of the White Wolf at events around the territory. It’s hard to miss grown men and women dressed in full medieval combat armour, striking each other with swords and axes... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Sydney Oland

What’s Up Yukon’s weekly recipe developer, Sydney Oland, has a passion for food and creating new recipes. In addition to her weekly column, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and her thesis has a working... more

Yukon Local Business

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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... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: John Alderson - Bicycle Ride Productions

The Yukon Chamber of Mines has prioritized outreach and community engagement as part of their programming. Heading into its 10th year, the annual Mining and Exploration Camp, which is held during Yukon Mining Week each spring, is one of two major... more

Family and Health