RSS

Percy De Wolf Race

P1-2019-03-27-DanDavidson-KK-StreetClearing.jpg

Issue: 2019-05-01, Photo: Dan Davidson

The melting season is upon us with a vengeance, spoiling all the plans I had for a series of columns about street clearances in Dawson. On March 7, I had a lovely photo of the large piles of snow along Front Street, showing the work done by the... Read more

Dawson City

P3-2019-04-17-DanDavidson-KK-IcePool.jpg

Issue: 2019-04-17, Photo: Dan Davidson

Members of the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) have placed the Ice Pool Tripod on the ice of the Yukon River and the tickets for the IODE Ice Guessing Contest, generally just called the Ice Pool, will be on sale at various places between Whitehorse... Read more

Dawson City

P1-2018-03-21-DanDavidson-KK-Percy2018.jpeg

Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race began back in 1977 as a way to honour the legendary Percy DeWolfe, who courageously carried mail by dog team, horse and boat between Dawson City, YT and Eagle, AK, from 1910 and 1949.” So reads the late John... Read more

Dawson City

P2-2018-03-08-DanDavidson-KK-Trek2018.jpeg

Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The 25th annual Trek Over the Top snowmobile race will arrive in Dawson City on March 8 and return to its starting point in Tok, Alaska, on March 11. The event has been organized on the Dawson end by the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) for the... Read more

Dawson City

Mail handoff.jpeg

Issue: 2017-03-22, Photo: Dan Davidson

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, the spirit of Percy DeWolfe, Dawson’s Iron Man Mail Carrier, will head off from the starting line between the Old Post Office and the Palace Grand Theatre. Two minutes later the first of the corporeal contestants... Read more

Dawson City

Gaetan Pierrard.jpg

Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Anna Claxton and the rest of the Percy DeWolfe Race Committee were hugely relieved to be able to announce that the “really hard working, amazing, dedicated trail crew” had managed to push a trail through a total of about five miles of jumble ice, ... Read more

Dawson City

IMG_8912.jpg

Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Aside from the Yukon Quest, the Yukon Arctic Ultra, and a few curling and hockey events, February was a quiet month. The same cannot be said for March, which begins to crowd the calendar with weekly highlights. Read more

Dawson City

Just how many teams will run is never known until the night before, at the mushers' meeting, but society president Anna Claxton says she has heard interest is high. Last year 14 teams started the main race and another 10 ran in the Percy Junior Race, Read more

Dawson City

It was placer mining that scratched the surface of this gold bearing land, and it was the clues provided by generations of placer miners that pointed the way to the discoveries that are being Read more

Dawson City

There are two types of starting line for the annual Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race events. The first one is a timed individual start on King Street beside the Old Post Office. Read more

Dawson City

Brian Wilmshurst has a dream - a big one. The Dawson City area dog musher is running the Yukon Quest, which is considered the toughest sled dog race in the world. The Quest starts this year in Fairbanks Alaska on February 4, 2012 and ends in Read more

Yukon Winter

Percy deWolfe, known as the Iron Man Mail Carrier, faced many unpredictable moments during his 38 years (1910-1949) on the trail between Dawson and Eagle. Read more

Dawson City

In early February the sun begins to kiss the streets in Dawson City. It's been lurking along the tops of the hills for some time, and those who live on higher ground in West Dawson or in the Dome subdivisions have continued ... Read more

Dawson City

There are strange things done on the Percy run when the mushers hit the trail. Read more

Dawson City