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Paddle the annual Chili and Bean Downriver Canoe and Kayak race. Push out from Rotary Park and paddle like mad for 18.5 kilometres until you hit the Takhini Bridge.

ADVENTURE

Hit the river

Paddle the annual Chili and Bean Downriver Canoe and Kayak race.

Push out from Rotary Park and paddle like mad for 18.5 kilometres until you hit the Takhini Bridge.

The race begins at 6 p.m. on August 11th. Registration at 5:30 p.m.

Calling all rodeo stars

Don’t be a “neigh”-sayer and say yes to the Whitehorse Horse Show.

The galloping and trotting takes place just off Range Road near Porter Creek.

Each day features a range of shows including barrel racing and pole bending. A cash prize of $15 will go to the first place winner.

Saturday’s charity event includes a musical freestyle.

For more information contact Anne at 335-1452 or yhra2010@gmail.com.

MUSIC

Get musical

Check out the first annual Frog Mountain Music Festival this Saturday night at the Circle D Ranch.

Kim Beggs, the Whitehorse Blues All Stars, Gordi Tentrees, Nicole Edwards, Johnny Pogue and Colleens, the McLean Girls, Roxx Hunter and Speed Control perform.

The event features a beer garden, craft tent and barbecue. Tickets are $30 for the festival and $10 for camping. The music runs from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Circle D Ranch is located at Mile 1459 on the Alaska Highway en route to Haines.

REALITY

The Gold Rush

Travel back in time as 10 contestants re-enacting the Gold Rush travel through Whitehorse.

They’re part of La Ruee vers l’or, a French-Canadian reality show where the reality stars are travelling the Chilkoot as prospectors would have in 1898.

On Friday, the contestants will portage their rafts around the Whitehorse dam from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Locals are invited to come and help them out. Meet at the Fish Ladder or the Schwatka Lake Boats, but first register at rvo@slalomprod.tv.

Dressed in period clothing with no modern-day equipment, they’ll arrive in Whitehorse on Saturday. Games, music and animation will celebrate their arrival to the S.S. Klondike.

For more info, contact the show’s co-ordinator Marie-Josee Houle at mariejoseehoule@gmail.com

NATURE

Bugs

It’s Insect Weekend in Tombstone.

The festivities take flight Saturday at 11 a.m. with a butterfly walk at Tombstone Campground cook shelter. At 2 p.m., there is a three-hour hike to find local insects.

An aquatic specialist will give an introduction to aquatic insects on Sunday. It will include a short walk to collect and observe the creatures.

Both evenings will feature presentations starting at 7 p.m.

This may be the only event in Whitehorse where you should leave the bug repellent at home.

Bug the organizers for more details at friendsofdempster@gmail.com

A walk in the woods

Join biologist Bruce Bennett as he guides a nature walk around Wye Lake.

He’ll speak about the areas flowers and plants. Bring good walking shoes and a water bottle.

The walk begins Sunday at 1 p.m. and lasts two hours. Meet at the Wye Lake Gazebo in Watson Lake.

ARTS

Burgers and brush strokes

On Saturday, Faro is hosting its Mini Arts Festival and Wild Game BBQ.

The event will feature the work of local artisans. Festival-goers can take part in several workshops.

Once you’re artsed-out, grab a caribou dog at the wild game barbecue.

The Campbell Region Interpretive Centre will host the event.

For more information, call 994-2288.

If you would like your event listed in Get Out, please send e-mail information to friis@yukon-news.com

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