Whitehorse Daily Star

September 17, 2019

TEAM KELLY

Photo by John Tonin

TEAM KELLY – Some members of Team Kelly begin the Whitehorse Terry Fox Run on Sunday at Rotary Peace Park. The group of 10, from B.C. and Ontario, has travelled across Canada participating in the Terry Fox Run ever since Kelly Christensen, far left, was diagnosed in 2001. Team Kelly has done a Terry Fox Run in all provinces and territories except Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut.

 AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT – Jane Montgomery, the daughter of the late Edith Josie, is seen at Thursday afternoon’s unveiling of her mother’s bust at the corner of Main Street and Fourth Avenue. The Hougen family had two busts made by Harreson Tanner, the first of which was shown Aug. 20 in Old Crow. Josie wrote about her observations of life in her northern community from 1962 to 2005. Her column ‘Here are the News’ was published by the Star and syndicated to newspapers all over the world.

MASCOT UNVEILED

Photo by John Tonin

MASCOT UNVEILED – Owen McDonald got to see his drawing come to life Thursday when the 2020 Arctic Winter Games unveiled Däch'äw, the porcupine-inspired mascot for the upcoming games, at the AWG headquarters in Whitehorse.

DOWN AND DIRTY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

DOWN AND DIRTY – The annual Mud Bog took place last Saturday by Robert Service Way. Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the event on a beautiful warm day. Here, team Dragula spreads the joy.

IMPORTANT DAY MARKED

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

IMPORTANT DAY MARKED – International FASD Awareness Day was celebrated Monday at Shipyards Park. Here, participants gather for a photo by the FAS Knot. The knot symbolizes a loving community that works together to help eliminate Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

SPRINT TO THE FINISH

Photo by John Tonin

SPRINT TO THE FINISH – Layla Hombert, on the Polarettes Gymnastics Girls team, outpaces Doug Petriw to the Klondike Trail of ’98 International Road Relay finish line on Saturday at Rotary Peace Park.