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Porter Creek Secondary School (PCSS)

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

The planning had been done for the 13 participants, six students, six adults (staff and parents) and Hunter Education Coordinator, Jim Welsh. The Porter Creek Secondary School group was part of the Hunter Education’s (HEED program) annual support... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Rocks Country

On June 23 Teslin will again be hosting an electrifying country-rock concert called Teslin Rocks Country, featuring a slate of excellent contemporary Canadian country artists. Headlining the show will be two artists from from British Columbia:... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

In May 2017, Colby Heynen drove up the highway to Whitehorse from Southern Alberta. He and his girlfriend, Karin Wall, from Coaldale, Alberta will be renting an apartment here in Whitehorse and moving in the first of June. Colby has been back in... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The more scientists, experts, and the general public collectively study the concept of gender, the more questions arise. And in the realm of high school, these questions become more poignant and utterly colourful. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Tuomas Romu, Naval Architect at Aker Arctic

Since graduating from Porter Creek Secondary Nicolai Bronikowski has been working on ship design and transit studies. Through his work in Finland, Russia and Canada he showcases the Yukon’s strong science programs and growing potential as an... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Spencer Sumanik graduated from Porter Creek Secondary in 2009 and is now studying to be an aerospace engineer in Ottawa. I am meeting Spencer at his parents’ home on the Hot Spring’s Road. He's home for the holidays, ”I am doing well and happy to... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

I have Marie write out her full name for me. ‘Achtymichuk.’ It’s Ukrainian, where her dad is from. I compliment her on her beautiful handwriting. We have this interview in the store where Marie is a manager, we were interrupted by staff a few... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Bring family, friends, or even a date, because the All-City Band Society is hosting the 16th annual Dessert and Dance. The evening will start off with some sensational tunes provided by All-City Jazz Band, with the lights dim and the jazzy sounds... Read more

, Yukon Music

On my second day teaching at Porter Creek Secondary School (PCSS), I found myself introducing an officer from the Canadian Armed Forces to students from the Social Justice Club. He was invited to speak about his experiences providing aid to victims Read more

Making A Difference!

Whitehorse's All City Band Society is about far more than just making music. This largely volunteer run non-profit organization is also about creating a sense of community. "People don't realize what a benefit being able to play in a large group li Read more

Yukon Music

"I went back to work on Monday, and my phone rang at the school," Kelly recalls. "And he said, 'Brendan, this is Aaron Pritchett, and I'm gonna do one better for you. I want to come back and do a benefit show, to help with the healing ... Read more

Yukon Music

Face plants in spaghetti, snow wars and, in "more peaceable times", snow angels ... It's all part of the fun at the band retreat for F.H. Collins and Porter Creek secondary schools Grade 8 students. Read more

Yukon Music

The hallowed halls of learning are hushed, today ... Bell has been teaching band for 11 years – 10 of them at PCSS. She is also the originator the Dessert & Dance event to raise funds for student, parent and community band members. Read more

Yukon Music

Isabelle Stephens, a Grade 10 student from F.H. Collins School, says she loves the idea of performing in Grease – she will be Rizzo – because, "It's about teenagers and we are teenagers ... but in a different era." Read more

Theatre - Dance

The question was if they would add an extra Dessert & Dance this year since it is so popular and raises money for the All-City Band Society and the various bands, concerts and programs it supports. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Everyone knows about Squeak & Squawk. It is the night that first-year band students from F.H. Collins and Porter Creek Secondary Schools and Jack Hulland and from Whitehorse Elementary Schools receive their chosen instruments.... Read more

Yukon Music

"We have 'National' in front of our name," says Douglas Burden over the phone, explaining why the National Arts Centre Orchestra would pick its entire self up in Ottawa and travel to the Yukon. Read more

Yukon Music

It's an oasis of quiet? Rebekah Bell lets slip a laugh and then struggles to compose herself. We are, after all, discussing the popularity of her band room at lunch time. But she allows that I am on the right track. Read more

Yukon Music

A specific mood is always evident in Kirsty Wells' paintings. Wells, 18, usually paints upbeat, happy images with lots of bright, vibrant colours and drastic contrasts. Read more

Yukon Arts

Musicians really know how to raise money. Dances are popular and most everybody likes dessert so, for the eighth year, the All-City Concert Band Society is holding a Dessert & Dance in the Porter Creek Secondary School Cafeteria ... Read more

Yukon Music