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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen

Quest For The Crown

There are a group of ladies running around the Yukon getting to know as many people as possible, practising their speeches, and learning how to represent Yukon.  Who are they?  The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen contestants!  

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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

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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

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

It’s been years since the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) was held on Main Street and still, once a month, someone asks – why isn’t Rendezvous held on Main Street anymore? Is it moving back there from Shipyards Park? When? Why not? Read more

Yukon Culture

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

Rendezvous made Marj Eschak move to the Yukon. It was 1977. She’d only come up for the weekend, but was so impressed, she decided to stay. “So I’ve been in every one since then,” she said over the phone, a couple weeks before the 2019 Yukon... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous/Manu Kegenhoff

The countdown is almost over, with only days left until the official Rendezvous Kick Off, presented by the Hougen Group of Companies. This year’s Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) event is bigger and better than ever. A giant celebration will... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

With the advertised Burlesque Workshops and the Pub Crawl, at first glance the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous may seem like an event geared towards adults. But there are a lot of activities for kids too. Just like Yukon’s expanding birth-rate... Read more

Yukon Families

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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... Read more

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... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

When Telek Rogan decided to run for Rendezvous Queen in the 2017 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous competition, she did so as a celebration of who she had become. Talking with me about it, Rogan has no problem articulating the changes that have shaped her. Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

Winter cold and dark got you down? Yukoners can lift their spirits and take a mid-winter break at this year's Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Preliminary events are already solidly underway, such as the Can Can Kick Off, which took place Feb. 9 and... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It’s that time of year again, when it’s totally normal to see girls walking around in period costume, when men compete in beauty pageants, when that guy with the really long beard who comes into the restaurant you work at starts talking about the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

As the year 2015 is coming to an end, so does my reign as the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen 2015. This article will be my last article in the Queen’s Corner. Last February I was interviewed for the CBC about the reasons why I signed up for the... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

I have an idea that would really put the Yukon on the world map: let’s build a True North Queen School. Tourists and Yukon students could spend few weeks at the Queen School, named after the wealth of history Rendezvous Queens study in order to be... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Courtesy of Shirley Chua-Tan

The Yukon Rendezvous Sourdough (YSR) Queen School runs from November until the following February, when the next queen is chosen. Queen candidates, (QC’s) meet weekly for two hours with a break over Christmas time. It’s a compact, well tailored... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTOS: courtesy Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

Over the last few months, I have been sharing how I became involved in this queen title and what I have been doing. And while doing more research to better educate myself on the Yukon and its history, I have found some great information that I... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: Sarah Lewis Photography

The Rendezvous Queen and Court are also known as Yukon Ambassadors! And as such, here is what has been happening. If you are new to the Yukon, by now you will have realized that the territory is full of Klondike history. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy Shirley Chua-Tan

The great Klondike Gold Rush brought people to the Yukon in the pursuit of their dreams and hopes. To this day, many individuals continue to come to the Yukon like their predecessors over a hundred years ago. I’m the same; I am here to pursue my... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Spring is here and summer is coming. Everybody has put away talk of events that happened in the cold winter months. The 2016 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is moons away. However, my crown as Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous (YSR) Queen is only good for one... Read more

Yukon People

Rendezvous Queen

Angela Szymczuk

If you thought royalty was something found only in Europe, check again.Unknown Object In the Yukon, February ushers in a new breed of Queens for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival. However, becoming a queen is no easy task — Read more

Making A Difference!

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous volunteers, this page is dedicated to you. Read more

Making A Difference!