Races & Competitions


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... more

Mar. 21, 2018 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: Elaine Taylor

On Saturday March 3, more than 200 Yukon students gathered at F.H. Collins Secondary School to participate in the territory’s Destination Imagination Yukon Tournament. The program partners with schools to challenge students to use creativity and... more

Mar. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the 2018 AWG Host Society

The Arctic Winter Games are fast approaching and Kechi( pronounced Kee-Chee), the snowy owl, is helping to spread the spirit of the games. Selected as the official mascot for the games, Kechi is all on board to represent the games slogan, Find... more

Mar. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Winter


Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Thaw-di-Gras, Dawson’s spring-or-late-winter carnival, is adding a day this year, with events beginning on Friday, March 16 and running through Sunday, March 18. Paul Robitaille, marketing manager for the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA), said... more

Mar. 07, 2018 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Manu Kegenhoff

The multi-event Mad(am) Trapper competition, slated for Feb. 23 through 25, usually attracts dozens of women and men vying for the title of Mad Trapper or Madam Trapper. Historically, contestants have competed in five sourdough “skills”: the Log... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Shawna Shipman

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous and the unique relationship between a Yukoner and their beloved canine companion are two of the most enduring images of life in the North. So, it should come as no surprise that man and woman’s best friend features... more

Feb. 21, 2018 midnight Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Bruce Sahlstrom

Since the winter carnival began in 1945, the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous has been a popular tradition and none more so than the Strength and Style competition. “Strength and Style has always been one of the core events from the start,” said Bruce... more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Culture


Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of BYTE

The annual BYTE Battle of the Bands, which will feature up to 10 groups, has been taking place for over a decade and has teamed up for the second year with Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous as an affiliated event at Shipyards Park. The event takes place on. more

Feb. 14, 2018 midnight Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Quest for the Crown competition features opportunities for us to dress in gold rush era finery and spend a civilized afternoon visiting with the women hoping to be Queen: the Queen’s Tea and Social and the Queen’s... more

Feb. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

In its second year, Her Majesty’s Royal Feast was created to give the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen candidates a high class venue to deliver one of the most important components of the competition: their speeches... more

Feb. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon Culture


Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Yukon businesses have been celebrating Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous with window painting and decorating for decades. The festive atmosphere builds anticipation for the event and helps cultivate the Klondike Gold Rush-era feel around Whitehorse. more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Insomnia Soccer

The annual Christmas Insomnia Soccer Tournament is a little known tradition that dozens of Yukon families have been participating in for more than a decade, held over three days each holiday season... more

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-12-20

The Lights Out Invitational Basketball Tournament has helped turn the lights on for the adult basketball community in Whitehorse. The tournament, cleverly named due to the lack of light in January and how a player can shoot the lights out on the... more

Dec. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: courtesy of SUP Yukon

Sixteen teams competed in the inaugural Yukon River Quest (YRQ) 20 years ago – that’s a fraction of the numbers anticipated by race organizers in 2018. In the two decades since that first race, the YRQ’s reputation has grown to the point where the... more

Nov. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-11-22, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I don’t know the word “slow” I only know the word “go” The runners were top notch An’ we raced against the watch. more

Nov. 22, 2017 midnight Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Isaac Pumphrey

The Yukon’s Freestyle Ski History Back in 2013, it was hard to believe that Mount Sima had much of a future. “The Mountain was bankrupt,” said Tyler Nichol, the Mount Sima Terrain Park creator and builder. “I thought I was going to have to move... more

Nov. 15, 2017 midnight Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Jenni Grandfield

Prep your pipes: Klondike Karaoke is back. And even if you’re not onstage at the finals, you could be cheering from the crowd. For the second time this year, the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) and the Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon (CFAY) are... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Yukon Roller Girls

It’s been 20 years since I put on a pair of skates, so as I arrived at Elijah Smith Elementary School I was a little bit timid about trying roller derby for the first time. Having only seen one game back in Australia, and the movie Whip It, I... more

Sep. 20, 2017 midnight Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

I was sitting comfortably amongst blankets and a beaver pelt on Sid’s living room couch, visiting with Jill. She pours us a warm cup of tea and we chat about their winter plans in Arizona. I take a moment to ask Sid what we should write about next... more

Sep. 20, 2017 midnight Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Bruce McArthur

“We’re dedicated to keeping the Yukon weird,” says Paul Robitaille, the marketing and events manager at the Klondike Visitors Association. He likens the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race to Jim Robb’s notion of the “Colourful Five Per Cent.” more

Aug. 09, 2017 midnight Dawson City