Whitehorse Daily Star

November 26, 2020


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

ENCOURAGING INCLUSION AND ACCEPTANCE – In the tradition of story times in larger cities around the world, the Guild offered Whitehorse youngsters a Drag Queen Story Time last Saturday and Sunday. Yukon’s own Jolene Queen Sloan, an early childhood educator in her other life, read stories promoting inclusion and acceptance chosen by Andrea Bols from the Whitehorse Public Library. COVID-19 safety policies and social distancing were in effect. This morning, the Guild announced the postponement of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.


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HAMPERS HEADED TO FAMILIES – Over the next four weeks, the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate will be distributing more than 750 Christmas hampers to all Whitehorse-based Indigenous families with children up to 18 years old. The hampers are an initiative of the directorate’s Jordan’s Principle Nutritional Service, and contain the ingredients to make several holiday feasts. Here, volunteers are seen today at Elijah Smith Elementary School preparing the hampers for distribution. Each family gets four boxes of food.


Photo by John Tonin

NO EASY BUCKETS – Air North Jets player Carlos Magsucang, left, shoots over the outstretched arm of MPM’s Jonathan Aine during Filipino Canadian Basketball League of Yukon Under 15 finals action Sunday at the Canada Games Centre.


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SOARING AT SIMA – Members of the Canadian National Snowboard team trained on the big air jump Tuesday at Mount Sima. Here, Sébastien Toutant gets a little air. See more photos in the Sports section.


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MAYORAL GENEROSITY – Mayor Dan Curtis donates to the Salvation Army kettle campaign this morning in front of city hall. Salvation Army representative Ian McKenzie, right, looks on. This year, the Salvation Army is partnering with the Share the Spirit Yukon campaign, and city firefighters will be helping staff the kettles. Last year, the campaign raised $25,000. This year, they are hoping for $50,000, and have promised $25,000 to Share the Spirit Yukon.


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TAKING HUMOUR TO DEPRESSION – Michael Oliphant is one of the actors in ‘Every Brilliant Thing’, which will open Thursday at the Guild Hall. The one-person, delightfully funny play about depression features two actors on alternating nights. It’s also about love and the many amazing things that make life worth living. Oliphant will perform Thursdays and Fridays from Nov. 19 to Dec. 4, while Jane Gaudet will be on stage Wednesday and Saturday nights from Nov. 18 to Dec. 5. Seating is limited to 30 seats.