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Whitehorse United Church

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Issue: 2019-08-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Bev Brazier

When I accepted the call to become the ordained minister at Whitehorse United Church, I was living in rural New Brunswick. That was 10 years ago, in 2009. It may be a function of my age that it seems, in some ways, like yesterday. Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Imran Babur

When Kate Weekes plays in Whitehorse on May 2, the audience will hear something new and maybe surprising, even if they’re already fans. Having lived in the territory from 2003 to 2014, the singer-songwriter still spends several months here each... Read more

Yukon Music

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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... Read more

Making A Difference!

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

“It’s okay to not be okay,” said Reverend Bev Brazier. That’s the concept around the Blue Christmas service held at the United Church on Sunday, December 3. The annual service anticipates that Christmas can be a very intense and challenging time... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Courtesy of Nicole Edwards/Alistair Maitland

The first time I heard Nicole Edwards’ voice, it drew me down a Yukon College hallway during the 1998 Frostbite Music Festival and into one of the festival’s classroom venues. There I found Nicole Edwards, new to the Yukon at that point, singing... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Fred Smith

At 10:30 a.m. on August 6, some members of the congregation at Whitehorse United Church had whiskers, a tail and four legs! This is because the first Sunday in August was the Blessing of the Animals service. Blessing of the Animals is a service... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Pride

Don’t wait for your invitation in the mail – Yukon Pride isn’t an exclusive event. “I think sometimes that some of our straight allies, they feel like they need to be invited to an event, which I totally understand,” says Rian Turner who, along... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Yamnuska Mountain Tours

Coming from urban Japan to the vast Canadian wilderness changed Naoto Motoyama’s life. Now he wants to return the favour, inspiring Yukoners with the unique, natural beauty of his homeland. Motoyama is the one-person, Yukon branch of Yamnuska... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Bhaktimarga Swami

“I have always had a fascination with the North.” I am on the phone with Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old monk in Toronto. We are talking about the visit to Whitehorse he has planned for late September. Better known as The Walking Monk, at 63 he... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by David P. Leonard

Ever since she was a little girl, Teva Harrison drew. She studied art after high school. But, as it often goes, “needing to make a living, I digressed.” After the explanation, Harrison laughs. A joyful, full, belly laugh. To make a living, she... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Emily Sheff sheffdp.com

Re-creating an Era The Last Waltz will be reenacted at the Gold Pan Saloon The The Last Waltz was The Band's farewell concert. The concert was filmed by Martin Scorcese, and through his direction, turned into a documentary film of the same name... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Fubarfoto

Just when you think Yukon Pride is all about the party, the world reminds you that it’s not. Though the cheery posters and advertisements for 24+ Hours of Funky Gaylight promise a party not to be missed, they were created months before the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It was a hit in Dublin in 1741 and it remains a hit in Whitehorse in 2015. For the second time in the Yukon, the audience of Handel’s Messiah will be invited to sing along in the resonant setting of the Whitehorse United Church. Director Rachel... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Delicate and fine, the American Beauty Rose china service was surrounded by gleaming silver cutlery, platters and serving bowls passed down through family generations. All set on crisp, freshly ironed linen tablecloths, the dining room was ready... Read more

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy Sharon Shorty

The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks. I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World Youth program Read more

Yukon Families

At the monthly coffee house events in Whitehorse, it's all about the music, not the drinks. Anyone of any age is welcome to get up on the stage. Taking place in the Whitehorse United Church,t They provide an alcohol-free, smoke-free environment, ope Read more

Yukon Music

What do you do if your family is "the most apologized-to family in Canada?" If you're Mitch Miyagawa, local writer and filmmaker, you create a documentary about it. Miyagawa's documentary, A Sorry State, chronicles his family's experience of... Read more

Photography - Film

Over the past few minutes, 67 members of the Whitehorse Community Choir have arrived at the Whitehorse United Church ... Microphone in hand, Barbara Chamberlin calls out, "OK, let's stand up. Let's stand up. Let's have a massage." Read more

Yukon Music

Blue is more than a colour. And that is why Whitehorse United Church minister, Beverly Brazier, is planning another Blue Christmas service. "Often when your life isn't at all like a Hallmark Christmas card ..." Read more

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