RSS

Races & Competitions

P1-2019-03-20-GraydonKeenan-Simapalooza.jpg

Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Mt. Sima

With April right around the corner, Yukoners are getting some spring into their step. For many, it means the bittersweet transition from winter to summer sports. The warm weather wax comes out, the jackets come off and soft, warm snow appeals to... Read more

Yukon Active

P4-2019-03-13-DanDavidson-KK-ThawDiGras.jpeg

Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s perhaps still a bit wintery by March 15, but that is the annual date when Dawson City celebrates what is nearly the end of that season with its Thaw di Gras “Spring” carnival. The event runs over a weekend, from March 15 to 17... Read more

Dawson City

P1-2019-11-02-AmyKenny-SuperstarComp.jpg

Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

If you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place... Read more

Yukon Culture

P1-2019-02-20-MBW-RendezvousJTFN-YSR.jpg

Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous has been around since 1945 and a defining part of the winter festival has always been the Military. The term “Sourdough” comes from a sour-tasting bread starter that’s made by fermenting dough through a natural... Read more

Yukon Culture

P1-2019-02-20-AmyKenny-LipSync.jpg

Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

When it comes to the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous lip sync competition, you might have to bring more of an A-game than you’d have to bring to a contest where you actually sing. Somehow, lip sync competitions have come to attract a level of... Read more

Yukon Music

P1-2019-02-13-DaveBlottner-StrengthAndStyle.jpg

Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Hairy legs, bushy beards, interesting and colourful tattoos—that’s just some of what you can expect to see at this year’s Strength and Style Competition during the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous... Read more

Yukon Culture

P1-2019-02-05-AmyKenny-MadTrapper copy.jpeg

Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

When Mary Fitton placed second in the Mad Trapper competition at the 1978 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR), some of the men complained. At the time, Mad(am) Trapper didn’t exist as a contest (in fact, it was the first year for Mad Trapper), but... Read more

Yukon Culture

P1-2018-11-20-KylieCampbell-HainesKatToKootSkiRace.jpg

Issue: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: David Gonda

Haines' third annual Kat to Koot winter alpine adventure race begins at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds and ends around six mile Lutak Road by way of Mt. Ripinski summit of 1097 metres... Read more

Alaska

DAT-2018-12-19-DMAC-Alcan200-SteveWort.jpg

Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Steve Wort

Blink and you might miss it. With top average speeds reaching 121 miles per hour (194.7 km/hour), the fastest riders in the Alcan 200 Road Rally set a blistering pace. You’re not alone in the Yukon if you’ve missed out on this under-the-radar... Read more

Yukon Winter

P2-2018-12-05-DMAC-FilipinoBasketball-RickMassie.jpg

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... Read more

Yukon Active

P3-2018-11-21-MBW-Proskida.jpg

Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Proskida

“We’re just at the cusp of changing an entire sport, and it’s coming out of a town of 23-thousand people. It’s incredible where we’ve got to,” said Alastair Smith, co founder of Proskida. Current performance-monitoring technology that’s widely... Read more

Yukon Local Business

P5-2018-11-21-DaveBlottner-RendezvousLipSyncBattle.JPG

Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

What is one to expect when one decides to go to a Rendezvous event in November? It would not be strange for this thought to cross your mind as you went to check out the preliminaries for the Ultimate Lip Sync Battle. Everything seems kind of... Read more

Yukon Culture

P5-2018-09-24-Kylie Campbell-Business - Transition Industries.jpg

Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Tyler Nichol

Every October, Mount Sima starts snow production and welcomes hundreds of athletes from all over Canada for pre-season training in November. Whitehorse, Yukon, is the perfect location and climate to have early snow production to build the national... Read more

Yukon Winter

P2-2018-09-11-GabySgaga-ChrisDufourSOVA.jpg

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

P1-2018-09-05-DMAC-RoadRelay-courtesyBaileyStaffen.JPG

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... Read more

Yukon Active

P8-2018-08-21-DougSack-GamesofFundy.jpg

Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Sue Meikle on behalf of the ElderActive Recreation Association

"The Territory exploded onto the scene in 2004..."When the Canada Senior Games (CSG) were inaugurated on a small scale in Regina in 1996, the Yukon Territory was nowhere to be found because "Yukoners hadn't heard about these Games yet," according... Read more

Yukon Active

P1-2018-05-28-Kylie Campbell- Kraken Charters - Haines fishing.JPG

Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Kraken Charters

Captain Chad Clark has always been a fisherman, and it’s clear to see why (with his excitement and passion) as he takes you out on the beautiful waters outside of the Haines Small Boat Harbour. “This is the first time I have made a career out of... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

P1-2018-07-18-DMAC-WhitehorseMudBogs2018.JPG

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... Read more

Yukon Active

P2-2018-07-11-DMAC-FortniteTournament.jpg

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... Read more

Hobbies

P1-2018-06-04-DanDavidson-KK-Authorson8th.jpg

Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each summer the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), working with the Dawson Community Library and the Writers’ Trust of Canada, honours the memory of four writers who have meant a great deal to the public profile and history of Dawson City and... Read more

Dawson City