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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: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The Filipino Canadian Basketball League Yukon (FCBLY) held their annual kickoff weekend on Saturday, November 17 and the highly anticipated event filled F.H. Collins gym for the weekend. The FCBLY president, Joselito Tobias, has been involved in... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Denis McCrae saw an advertisement asking for volunteers at the Thomson Centre, about two years ago, and thought to himself, I have some time to spare, I can do that. He wasn’t quite certain what he was getting into, but McCrae is glad he did. It... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

After almost nine months on the job, the Honourable Angélique Bernard is loving her new role as the Commissioner of Yukon. That time has been mostly spent meeting people and educating them on the role of the Commissioner. Bernard notes that the... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Comic Culture Society

The second annual Geek the Halls craft fair is a different affair than the larger, more established craft fairs. But the vendors participating are a different sort of crafters and artists than the traditional Yukon crafters... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s important to reflect each November 11th and remember those young men and women who gave their lives on behalf of their country. As time moves on, it’s important that our memories of what happened and our commitment to end conflict both remain... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce

The origin of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Yukoner Appreciation Day begins with the Customer Appreciation Night hosted by the Hougen’s Group of Companies at their Main St. department store, decades ago... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of Kimberley Crawford

On October 9, Whitehorse fantasy artist Kimberley Crawford launched her new project, Unspoken Gods. The project reflects her own creations and will focus on large visual-art pieces that tell stories. The new project is a big step for Crawford... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin’s life has been blessed with music and he’s had the chance to explore it with long-time The Tea Party bandmates Jeff Burrows and Stuart Chatwood. Martin’s solo concert on October 20 will be the first time that his unique music has been... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

Upper Tanana artist Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé has teamed up with Whitehorse-based artist Nicole Bauberger to create a scavenger hunt of installations and events this fall. The artists began collaborating a year ago around the idea that the... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

Everyone handles their grief differently. That is one of the fundamental ideas that Hospice Yukon uses to guide their approach in supporting Yukoners through their programming. Within that no-one-size-fits-all philosophy, children have a special... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Jenny Grandfield

The Yukon portion of Culture Days will happen at numerous locations around Whitehorse on the last weekend in September as part of a national effort to increase participation in arts and culture. The event was created in response to the success of... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Long-time Yukoners have watched with interest as the “old Food Fair” building has undergone extensive renovations on Second Avenue. The building has long sat vacant and curious viewers have watched with interest, wondering who the new residents... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

Evolution and expansion are the words to describe the next steps in Halin de Repentigny’s 40-plus-years journey as a northern artist. His upcoming gallery showcase, “Homestay” - Keep the Fire Burning, in September, will continue his depictions of... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Kevin Robinson

I’ve been there, watching a play when it happens. A sharp staccato rings out as the actor’s hand makes contact with their partner’s face onstage, and audience members grimace in sympathy, knowing that the fake slap made real contact. Usually the... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Bailey Staffen

Only in the Yukon would we conceptualize a relay race where hundreds of people (when it first started) run along a highway through the night. Not to mention, we’ll decide to make all the race legs about a half marathon, so while you are battling... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Hospital Foundation

The inaugural Teddy Bear Clinic in November 2017 was a hit with families and medical professionals alike as about 200 families came through the door to get checkups for their important stuffie friends. Those attendance numbers, and the... more

Yukon Families

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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... more

Yukon Business

On August 25, all ages will be given the opportunity to get their geek on as the Yukon Comic Culture Society hosts its Get Your Geek On! Craft fair at the Gold Rush Inn more

Hobbies

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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