Whitehorse Daily Star

September 16, 2014

REAPING THE SOIL’S REWARDS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

REAPING THE SOIL’S REWARDS – Grade 1 students from École Whitehorse Elementary School harvest their crop from the beds by the school last Friday. School Yard Greening is a program introduced last year, and these students grew potatoes and carrots for the Whitehorse Food Bank.

 DRUMSTICKS DUTY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

DRUMSTICKS DUTY – Kieran Horton helps out on the drums with Midnight Sons drummer Patrick Docherty on Sunday after the Terry Fox Run. There were 210 participants in the annual event, with $4,720 raised.

TOURING TALENT

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

TOURING TALENT – Ja Pace with the Rio Samaya Band entertains Thursday afternoon at École Whitehorse Elementary School. The band has been touring the Yukon presenting original music, including Latin, regge and rhumba.

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

EXPRESSING GRATITUDE – Bruce A. Heyman, the United States Ambassador to Canada, thanks Yukon emergency personnel late this morning at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport for their response on Sept. 11, 2001 when a Korean airliner was directed to land here. Yukoners took the passengers into their homes as air traffic in the U.S was grounded following the terrorist attacks that day. The airliner was thought to have possibly been hijacked.

SHOW DEBUTS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SHOW DEBUTS – Local artist Heather Horton opened ‘Sea Of Change’ last Friday at the North End Gallery. This show of recent paintings continues until the end of September.

RINGING IN AN IMPORTANT DAY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

RINGING IN AN IMPORTANT DAY – In recognition of FASD Awareness Day, churches rang their bells at 9:09 this morning. In Whitehorse, as shown above, members of the United Church and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon staff and the public rang hand bells, as the church has no bell tower.