Whitehorse Daily Star

December 7, 2021

HAMPERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HAMPERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS – The Yukon First Nations Education Directorate, through Jordan’s Principle Nutrition Program, is distributing Winter Break Hampers to all Whitehorse-based Indigenous families with children up to the age of 18 in Shipyards Park until Dec.12. Here, volunteer Ofelia Javar is seen last Saturday in the tent set up for the goods that cannot be frozen. There are 800 hampers for distribution locally and 800 for the communities, and families must pre-register. The hampers are worth $450.

 HATS OFF TO CREATIVITY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HATS OFF TO CREATIVITY – Takhini Elementary School Grades 6/7 students show off their hats made during their knitting project Friday. Hand-cranked knitting machines were used, and some students made a number of hats. This project is multi-curricular, focusing on math, career education, technology, and First Nations Ways of Knowing and Doing.

 CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE – A youth group from the Yukon Montessori School was handing out chocolates this morning at the Robert Campbell Bridge. ‘We challenge people who attend schools in Riverdale to join another stand against climate change to show that Yukon’s youth will join the fight with the rest of the world against climate change,’ they said. Last month they were handing out $5.

READY FOR RECREATION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

READY FOR RECREATION – Sam Oettli, the general manager at Mt. Sima, is seen this morning at the ski hill, which will open Friday with most of the runs available. For complete information, see their newly upgraded website.

NOT THE RED BARON

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

NOT THE RED BARON – A Pet Photos With Santa session was held at the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race office on Saturday. Here, Snoopy pays a visit to St. Nick. See more photos, p. 6.

HOT SHOT

Photo by Morris Prokop

HOT SHOT – A ball eludes Lucy Brown on the way into the net during the Futures girls’ soccer program Sunday at the Canada Games Centre (CGC). The Futures program was part of the Toonie Tournament that took place at the CGC from Friday to Sunday. The event garnered 10 bags of non-perishables and raised $700 in cash for the Whitehorse Food Bank.