Whitehorse Daily Star

April 20, 2024

A CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A CULTURAL CELEBRATION – The ’24 Yukon Youth Summit began Wednesday evening with the elder, youth and educator awards at the Yukon Arts Centre. The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers opened for the show, sharing their culture through dance and story. The summit ends today at the arts centre.

HONOURING OUR YOUTH

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HONOURING OUR YOUTH – The ’24 Yukon Youth Summit began Wednesday with the elder, youth and educator awards at the Yukon Arts Centre. Emeral Poppe (above) from Watson Lake was one of the youth receiving an award for ‘her unwavering commitment to revitalizing the Kaska language and advocating for her culture. Returning to her community after university, she immersed herself in learning and teaching Kaska.’ The summit continues until Friday at the arts centre and Yukon University.

RIDING INTO THE PREMIERE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

RIDING INTO THE PREMIERE – Prepare for a whirlwind ride for the Guild Hall’s presentation of ‘Ride the Cyclone’, opening this evening. See photos, p. 6.

SKIING UP A STORM

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SKIING UP A STORM – Yukon biathlete Cheyenne Tirschmann competes March 27 in the 2024 Canadian National Championships in Hinton, Alta. Tirschmann captured three golds in four events at the nationals. Photo courtesy of JOHN IRVINE

SLUSH RUSH

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SLUSH RUSH – Mavik MacKinnon takes part Sunday in the Simapalooza Slush Cup at Mt. Sima. The Palooza fun took place both Saturday and Sunday as Sima’s operators celebrated another successful season. Next weekend will feature the Yukon Yamaha/Mt. Sima Uphill Challenge, involving two days of racing.

A RARE ENCOUNTER

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A RARE ENCOUNTER – A wolverine glances across the terrain at the photographer, a strange apparition from a different world. This animal is probably best left alone. Photo by JANNIK SCHOU