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The Motorcycle Ride for Dad began in Ottawa in 2000. Garry Janz, along with the support of the Ottawa Police Association, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation and a handful of volunteers, organised that first Ride.

Ride for Dad Yukon started in 2010 headed by an all volunteer committee that raises funds for the fight against prostate cancer. 100% of all funds raised from rider pledges stay in the Yukon


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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Baked Laughs

The Whitehorse comedy scene is on a roll as of late. There have been pro comic events at the Guild Hall, the Ride for Dad Comedy Night, the creation of the Yukon Comedy Collective and the Yukon Comedy Festival. Seasoned Yukon comics have also been... more

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Ride for Dad Yukon

The 2018 edition of Ride for Dad Comedy Night returns to the Yukon Convention Centre on January 19 and 20. Celebrating it’s fifth year, the comedy gala has grown into its own as one of Ride for Dad Yukon’s premier fundraising events... more

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Ride For Dad - Matt Jacques Photography

Sixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

It’s impossible to ignore 200 motorcycles ripping down the road. That’s kind of the point, says Sean Secord, board member of the Yukon chapter of Ride for Dad. Ride for Dad is a national event that raises funds and awareness around prostate cancer... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Alastair Maitland

Laugh it up, because Jan 26th and 27th Ride for Dad presents its fourth annual comedy show at Coast High Country Inn. Featuring local acts Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton and imports Scott Belford and Kelly Taylor, the evening will feature... more

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Julie Thorpe

Men are notoriously skittish about admitting they have plumbing problems. But not Tom Amson. The retired addictions counsellor says the loss of sexual function after surgery to remove his cancerous prostate took some psychological adjustment... more

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Lars Callieou

Unlike some comedians, Lars Callieou didn't get his start as the class clown, for a simple reason: he wasn't in class. From the age of six until he was 14, Callieou was home-schooled in hotel rooms while his parents plied their musical trade 50... more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Dying of embarrassment is sheer hyperbole. Except when it isn't. When something is too embarrassing, or too damaging to our pride, we often don't talk about it. Sometimes these things are harmless. Sometimes they can kill. more

Making A Difference!

Last month, he completed his treatment, aside from a few drugs that he will keep taking until the end of the year. We are confident that the treatment was successful. We are celebrating by becoming involved with the Motorcycle Ride For Dad, Canada's more

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