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Volunteers and Volunteering

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Doug Sack

On July 12, the annual Dustball tournament kicks off in Whitehorse, and executive director George Arcand will once again be on hand to organize and help make sure things go smoothly. For decades, Arcand has been an institution for softball in the... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

When Bailey Rumbolt first arrived at the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) in 2015, she would never have guessed that it would lead her to big changes in her life. A shy youth lacking confidence, Rumbolt’s first visits were limited to hanging... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Yukon visual artist Claire Strauss’ life changed forever when her partner James Kirby was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Kirby dedicated his life to his craft and when news of his terminal illness came to light, the Yukon Artist... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

Tom Gibbs doesn’t get as many hugs as he used to. As the president of the board of Special Olympics Yukon these past five years, he isn’t working with the athletes as much and he isn’t able to give out as many of those encouraging hugs... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

There are meetings. There is paperwork. There are grants to apply for and cheques to sign. But, for Jessica Hall, being the president of the Yukon Film Society is all about… people. more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Sarah Crane will tell you that her Riverdale community is "a great place to live" with its close proximity to downtown and the diversity of its residents. And the trails. Indeed, walk along the shore of the Yukon River, paralleling Riverdale... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The local hockey team, led by coach Michael Nemeth, is a semi-finalist in the nationwide Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Competition this year. They’ve qualified by volunteering and giving back to the community and have already won $2,000 for the... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Everybody knows that the Humane Society of Yukon takes care of our beloved animals in distress at the society-run Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. But who takes care of the people who take care of the animals? Well, that would be Brent Slobodin, the... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Bob Williams knows the residents and staff at Copper Ridge Place quite well. That’s because the longtime Yukoner, musician and volunteer has been playing music at the continuing care facility since it was built eight years ago. On Wednesdays at... more

Yukon Music

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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

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For those who might not know, tell me about the services Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon offers. Bruno Bourdache: We are a volunteer centre, so we help people find volunteer opportunities and we help NGOs find volunteers. With other... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis / courtesy of City of Whitehorse

Now that Jeff Marynowski is retired, he can finally get some work done. “It’s unbelievable, all the stuff, the things that had piled up over the years because I was so busy volunteering,” said the former head planner with Highways and Public... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The volunteers at the soup kitchen don’t want the spotlight. Approach a soup kitchen volunteer to discuss their contributions and they quickly promote others who have put in time and effort to provide weekend lunches at the CYO Hall in the the... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Nita Daniels

To begin to understand Mark Daniels, you must first discard the stereotypes of a snowmobile owner. Yes, the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA) owns snowmobiles – and ATVs and dirtbikes and quads and boats – but these are mostly... more

Yukon People

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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: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Sue Starr

For decades – well, for centuries - knitters have worked their craft to warm others. Whitehorse knitters are continuing that tradition this year, aiming to collectively craft 150 pairs of socks to contribute to the city’s Outreach Van... more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Mike Fancie, Yukon Search and Rescue

Yukon Search and Rescue (YSAR) is a volunteer-run organisation that provides ground and water search and rescue support for the territory. Prior to 2014 each community had their own search and rescue organization, but since then the amalgamation... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Every week I spend in the Yukon, the more I fall in love with this Northern magical place. I feel lucky to call this place home. This week was spent doing more Yukon Search and Rescue training and volunteering at the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Jess Dobek

What do you do with a ski hill in the summer? You hold a relay race! If you’re looking for a fun, exciting and challenging event to start off the summer, the Mount Maichen Relay Race is it. Grab a few family members, friends, or co-workers and... more

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