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Fur traders and sourdoughs alike should head down to the maple syrup cabin opening at Shipyards Park next weekend. The l'Association franco-yukonnaise will host this delicious Canadian tradition on February 26, 27 and 28.

CULTURE

Maplelicious

Fur traders and sourdoughs alike should head down to the maple syrup cabin opening at Shipyards Park next weekend.

The l’Association franco-yukonnaise will host this delicious Canadian tradition on February 26, 27 and 28.

The cabin will be serving maple syrup from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MUSIC

It’s fiddle time

Tweak your fiddle skills with Outside expertise at a three-day fiddle camp next weekend.

Courses will cover basic rhythm and more advanced aspects of fiddling on February 26, 27 and 28.

All ages are welcome, and instructors include Daniel Capp, Mark Sullivan and Roxanne Sabir.

Register at Unitech and Dean’s Strings.

Last band standing

If you’re in dire need of some head banging then you’d better drop by the Yukon College to watch Whitehorse’s best musical talents rock it out for a spot at the top.

The annual Battle of the Bands, held by the non-profit Bringing Youth Towards Equality, will feature bands in every genre possible, including hip-hop, funk, and metal.

Tickets are on sale at B.Y.T.E. office and are available at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. but doors open half an hour earlier.

Come get the blood flowing

Need to shake off the winter blues? Here’s your chance.

The Frostbite Festival opens tonight to anyone yearning to shake, sing or just listen.

Performers include Dan Manga, Swing, Dan Bern and Hammerhead, to name just a few.

There are 29 performers playing over the weekend on three stages at the Yukon College.

Get your tickets at Arts Underground, the arts centre or at yukontickets.com.

A pair of pianos

Come see if you can handle not one, but two, pianos Friday night at the Capital.

The downtown pub will host Two Piano Tornado, with local musicians Grant Simpson and Annie Avery tickling the ivories.

The afternoon show will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SPORTS

Meet the mushers

Anyone hoping to meet their favourite musher should head down to the Yukon Quest Finish and Awards Banquet on Saturday.

If talking to mushers isn’t enough there will be a delicious meal, live music and a silent auction where you will have the opportunity to bid on spectacular gifts. Try your luck on a raffle ticket and win up to $10,000.

Tickets are on sale at the Yukon Quest Office in the White Pass Building or at the Whitehorse General Store on Main St.

The banquet opens at 5 p.m. at the Yukon Convention Centre.

LECTURES

This ain’t no laboratory

Polar bears don’t lend themselves so easily to scientific study.

The giant Arctic mammals are violent and solitary, and their habitat is one of the bleakest and most dangerous on earth.

Find out how researchers get up close and personal by someone who knows.

Vicki Sahanatien will present Polar Bears, Sea Ice and Climate change at the MacBride Museum on Wednesday to show you how it’s done.

Sahanatien, who is currently working on a doctorate, studies polar bears in Foxe Basin, Nunavut.

Her presentations begins at seven p.m.

Old Crow Flats under the microscope

In 2007, researchers from seven universities worked together with the community of Old Crow to examine the interplay between the people, the animals and the ecosystem around Old Crow Flats.

Come get a sample of what they found with Wildlife and People of the Lake, a presentation by Murray Humphries, associate professor and northern research chair with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.

Humphries will examined some of the team’s findings on the health of the Old Crow Flats’ lakes, moose and muskrats on Monday at the Yukon Beringia Centre.

Humphries begins his presentation at 7:30 p.m.

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