Anyone driving by the lawn of the SS Klondike National Historic Site on Saturday would have witnessed a scene straight out of the 19th century.
Nine teams of two took part in the Yukon Historical and Museums Association’s inaugural charity croquet tournament and fundraiser.
Some of the women taking part wore long Victorian gowns with fancy hats and parasols while a few of the men sported wide-brimmed hats, coloured socks and polo shirts.
Players of all caliber used mallets to hit their balls through six hoops in 20-minute matches.
The slightly-sloping terrain made it a mostly even playing ground.
Side games were also held for younger participants.
The event also featured an evening soiree on the SS Klondike, where beverages and specialty desserts were served on the ship’s sundeck.
Proceeds, which were still being tallied up on Monday, went to the association and to the Yukon Culinary Festival.
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