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Gabriela Sgaga

Gabriela "Gaby" Sgaga

Dawson City writer Gabriela Sgaga lives off the grid in her West Dawson cabin with her eleven sled dogs. She enjoys mushing, skijoring and writing about everyday life in the Yukon.


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Issue: 2019-08-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Friends of the Palace Grande

Vaudeville has made a comeback in Dawson City. Cabin of Curiosities, a play which premiered last year on a limited run at the historic Palace Grand Theatre, has been reprised by The Friends of the Palace Grand Society Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Jon Wilkie(Klondike Lost Photography)

Andy Cunningham first heard about 100 Men Who Give a Damn while living in Nova Scotia several years ago. The organization used a unique approach to raising money for non-profits in the community–one that was simple, but unlike anything Cunningham... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Major Funk and the Employment

Dawsonites had a chance to “Get up with the get down and come on down” at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall on Feb. 23. Whitehorse band Major Funk and the Employment were in town, bringing with them not only a high-energy funk-style dance party... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Lulu Keating

When the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City put out a call for a members’ exhibit with the theme of “The Age of Selfies,” local filmmaker Lulu Keating decided to submit a work about her recent hip replacement... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

Open Pit Theatre is excited to be taking their play, Busted Up: A Yukon Story, on the road. They’ll be coming to Dawson City on September 29, Carcross on October 2 and will be back in Whitehorse for a show on October 3... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of BMO

Chris Dufour’s decision to enrol in the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in 2017 turned out to be a good one. Based on an art piece he created in one of the classes offered by SOVA, he was chosen as regional winner representing the Yukon in the... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Friends of Dempster Country

Magic is coming to Tombstone this summer. “Art Magic in Tombstone” is a series of workshops hosted by the Friends of Dempster Country society, and Yukon Parks, and will take place in Tombstone Territorial Park/ Ddhäl Ch'èl Cha Nän, throughout the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Marlith- on Foter.com

Pride is back in Dawson City! Pride Week is happening from July 9–15 and, as part of the celebrations, a parade will be taking place on July 14 at 5 p.m. Pride Week, along with the pride parade, is organized by the Dawson City Pride Committee... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Andree Magee

Now that March has finally arrived, Dawson City is gearing up for it’s annual Thaw di Gras spring carnival. From March 16 through 18, the community will come alive with a variety of events taking place throughout the town. Friday night kicks off... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Andrée-Anne Roussel

There is a new exhibition showing at The ODD Gallery in Dawson City, a gallery that showcases contemporary art year round. Pathie is a new, video-based installation by Montreal artist Andrée-Anne Roussel. The exhibit opened Wednesday, January 17th... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: (s)hiver Arts Society

Ask most people what they do during the cold month of January, and they would say, “Stay inside and keep warm.” The (s)hiver Arts Society, however, wants to change that. They are encouraging people to come out into the cold and attend the 4th... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

It’s September, and as the leaves start to turn and the streets become empty of tourists, transient workers who have lived in Dawson City for the summer are hitting the road out of town. Being a seasonal community, Dawson has seen its fair share... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Shelby Jordan, courtesy of BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

When Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Priska Wettstein, courtesy of Red Mammoth Bistro

It’s been a long time since mammoths have been in the Yukon valley, but a new one just appeared August 9, albeit in the form of a café. The Red Mammoth Bistro is Dawson City’s newest coffee and eating establishment, and they’ve hit the ground... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Janice Cliff

Dawson City did not have burlesque in its repertoire until long-time local resident Rachel Wiegers decided to take up (or off, as the case may be) the mantle and bring it to town. Wiegers says her journey towards burlesque started when she was... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

When I saw the post on Facebook from local Dawsonite Sarah Lenart, asking for two people to join her and friend Jeremy Herndl on a trip to Tuktoyaktuk from Inuvik via the winter ice road, I was elated. The ice road follows the Mackenzie River... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Dan Sokolowski

Traditions run long in Dawson City. Take the upcoming international curling bonspiel, for example. This is the 118th bonspiel, making it the oldest continuously running event in the Yukon. Taking place from Feb. 3 to 5 and hosted by the Dawson... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Klondike Visitor Association

Dawson City finds itself with a brand new lease on winter sports life this year – artificial ice has come to town. Considering how much ice there is in the north, the need for artificial ice sounds odd, but for those who partake in hockey and... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be featuring an exhibition called The Golden Age of Selfies. The exhibition will showcase work submitted by members of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The idea of... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Gabriella (Gaby) Sgaga is tired as the Quest Layover nears its end at the Visitors Information Centre (VIC) in Dawson City. She’s been holding down the reception desk pretty continuously ever since the teams started rolling in three days earlier... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Judith Beaumont

Judy Beaumont talks about the early days volunteering in the Yukon Quest office. The cramped space was shared with the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in the (former) Regina hotel. “The office was in behind the bar, this little crappy office in the back,” Read more

Yukon Winter

It was novelist Lawrence Hill who told me while we sipped tea in the Downtown Hotel dining room in Dawson in March that his early career as a journalist taught him to embrace the adventure of his stories. The beauty of living in the North is the adv Read more

Yukon Local Business

They're getting down and dirty in Dawson City – dirty actions of the gardening kind, that is. Dawson City Community Gardens, now in its third year of existence, is alive and thriving with more people joining every year. Read more

Hobbies

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

    Jim Taggart does a final dish check at the Waifs & Strays Christmas dinner

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

    Jim Taggart and Kath Selkirk awaiting guests at their annual Waifs & Strays Christmas dinner

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

    The Westminster Hotel