Keep Terry’s dream alive
Follow in the footsteps of a Canadian hero and join in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday.
The global tradition continues Fox’s efforts in 1980 to raise money for cancer research.
The 29th annual run begins at 12:30 p.m. at the S.S. Klondike. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.
Homage to a French sister
For the last ten years, Whitehorse and the town of Lancieux, France has celebrated something in common.
Poet Robert Service made both places his home. While Service is most famous for his Yukon writings, he died in Lancieux in 1958.
Come celebrate 10 years of city sisterhood at Whitehorse city hall on Friday.
There will be a flag-raising ceremony at 5:30 followed by a reception and buffet.
Know your neighbour
Do your part to quell the clash of civilizations and attend the Interfaith Symposium at the Old Fire Hall on Tuesday.
The discussion will features spiritual leaders from Christian, aboriginal, Sikh, Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist communities.
The annual event is run by a Muslim sect known as Ahmadiyya, which encourages cross-religious dialogue.
The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Contact 1-877-767-1965 for more details.
Extreme sports from afar
This Friday you can sink into the comfy chairs at the Yukon Arts Centre and watch others as they crash down trails on their mountain bikes, attempt stomach-dropping kayak first descents, BASE jump, downhill skateboard, slide through untouched powder and more at the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels.
Radical Reels screens Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre.
Advance tickets at Coast Mountain Sports are $17 or a “family” of four (two adults and two kids or one adult and three kids, not necessarily related) is $60.
It’s a great way to spend an evening with your teenager and his friends. For more info go to radicalreels.com or call 667-4074.
Yukon through joyful eyes
Mary Dolman’s exhibit Here & Back turns quintessential Yukon scenes into the fantastical.
The paintings bloom with colour and feeling, offering an ebullient perspective on life North of 60.
The paintings are being presented in Arts Underground until October 14.
Watercolours by helicopter
Painter Jackie Ziehe is holding her first exhibition in eight years at the Copper Moon art gallery in McRae.
Transitions features Ziehe’s strong watercolours of picturesque Yukon scenes – from humble creeks to grandiose valleys. Some of them were taken from sights flown to by helicopter.
The shows only runs until September 30, so visit the Copper Moon before it’s too late.
Legacy of the Voyageur
On Wednesday, artist Halin de Repentigny hung his latest creation at the Rosati Arts Centre – a historical birch bark canoe reminiscent of Canada’s voyageurs.
The canoe is eight and half meters long and was built with help from the Advanced Artist fund.
De Repentigny is a veteran of canoe-building and celebrates the creation of objects with natural projects.
The canoe is open for anyone to see. The Rosati Arts Centre is adjacent to the Copper Moon gallery.
Remember those girls in Grade Four who spent all of recess playing horseback riding? And constantly wore sweatshirts with horses on them?
Now’s your chance to figure out what that was all about.
The Truth about Women and Horses is a one-woman show by Nancy Conger, who performed extensive interviews to get to the bottom of the mysterious bond between the feminine and the equine.
Conger’s show runs tonight and tomorrow at the Old Fire Hall. It begins at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets at the door, or go to yukontickets.com for tickets.
Rocking in Kluane
Thinking of catching the beginning of fall on the foothills of the Kluane Mountains this weekend? Then put Tim Naylor on your itinerary.
The guitar virtuoso, known primarily for his work with the band Mr. Vein, opens his solo show Bittersweet at the St. Elias Convention Centres in Haines Junction on Saturday night.
Naylor is known for his eclectic mix of old-time rock, soul and country.
The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. To sample his tunes, visit tim-naylor.com.
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