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Virginie Hamel

Virginie Hamel

French Toast columnist Virginie Hamel is a regular contributor to What’s Up Yukon who keeps tab on events in Yukon’s francophone community.


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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

Celebrated across cultures for centuries, the summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21. Each year, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and brings with it the kickoff of the major summer festivities in the Yukon. This week will... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: John Berryman

A dancer, instead of moving her body on stage, will show images in a video. A singer, instead of performing at the piano as she usually does, will leave the instrument behind. A painter, instead of using the brush, will make magic with an overhead... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Virginie Hamel

On Nov. 13 the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) will present Onde de Choc at the Yukon Arts Centre. This multidisciplinary event features 18 artists and performers from the French-speaking community, followed by a catered art show featuring... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Onde de choc is a new event that will bring together over 25 Francophone artists from a variety of disciplines. Through culinary art, video, interactive installation, music, dance, storytelling, visual art, theatre and poetry, everyone is invited to Read more

Yukon Arts

Following the success of the first Cabaret Théâtres, heldin March of this year, this week the Association Théâtre Art'lequin (ATA) presents Le Facteur Pleine Lune, playing for two nights at the community hall of the Centre de la Francophonie. Read more

Yukon Culture

The Gala of Emerging Francophone Musicians and the Francophone Performing Arts Fair, Chant'Ouest and Contact Ouest, are coming to the Yukon. The events are presented by the Réseau des grands espaces, which represents western Canadian francophone per Read more

Yukon Culture

The man behind the Association Théâtre Art-Lequin is bringing his final theatrical venture to Whitehorse audiences this week. Pierre Gauthier and his team have made a number of projects happen in Yukon's tiny francophone theatre scene. Read more

Yukon Culture

It's been awhile since we have seen a French variety show in Whitehorse. Robert Gagnon, initiator of the project and director of the show, is well-known in the community as an actor, board member and director of many Art-Lequin Theatre productions. Read more

Yukon Culture

Do you know the francophone vocal ensemble, Les-Ceusses-qui-ont-du-fun-quand-y-chantent (literally, those who have fun when they sing) ? They are Jean-Marc Bélanger, Hélène Beaulieu, Claude Gosselin and Danielle Bonneau. On the release of the group Read more

Yukon Culture

Genticorum, a traditional band from Québec, will perform on November 2 in the community hall at the Centre de la francophonie on Strickland Street. Read more

Yukon Culture

The cultural branch of l'Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) presents a double St-Jean-Baptiste festival this year. The calendar is so generous that it made the two days of the St-Jean-Baptiste happening a Friday and a Saturday. Read more

Yukon Culture

Beginning April 29, clients of Baked Café will have a chance to admire the mysterious and attractive work of painter Josée Fortin. Read more

Yukon Culture