Whitehorse Daily Star

November 28, 2023


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SOUNDS FOR A SUNDAY – Esker and Elger Allan take part in Sunday’s annual Canada Music Week Recital at Whitehorse United Church, put on by the Yukon Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Canadian composers are featured in the performances, and some participants played their own compositions.


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A HEALING JOURNEY – Rocky Jackson shared a story and led a healing ceremony, Ani (Calling Our Spirit Back), on Saturday at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre firepit. The event was held in conjunction with National Addictions Awareness Week activities put on last week by the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.


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AN ENCHANTING SIGHT – The Northwestel Festival of Trees, Newmont BAH Humbug Cocktail Party kicked off the Festival of Trees on Thursday evening at the Jim Smith Building. Holly, left, and Isabella Gonzalo were enjoying the Barbie tree. See more on p. 4.


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GETTING WET – The Ryan Downing Memorial Invitational Swim Meet took place last Friday and Saturday. Here, swimmers start Heat 10 of Event 10 prelims.


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A SOLEMN MOMENT – Queer Yukon held a candle light vigil Monday evening for the Trans Day of Remembrance, honouring those who have lost their lives due to violence. Some of the staff are seen here before the event. Left to right: Emily Brooks, drop-in co-ordinator; Kai McNeill, drop-in/referrals co-ordinator; Finley Parkes, they/them, administration manager; Selene Vakharia, Pride Festival producer; and Aude St-Louis, health navigator. ‘This vigil is a powerful expression of love and respect for our trans kin in the face of systemic indifference and violence,’ organizers said. ‘Transgender individuals, especially women of colour, bear a disproportionate burden of hate violence, compounded by insensitive reporting that disregards their gender identity.’


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PODIUM RUN – Ella Bromee, of Sweden, with the University of Alaska, Anchorage Sea Wolves, skis to first in the FIS Aurora Cup slalom on Sunday at Mount Sima.