Paddle hard, paddle fast

The Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club is hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2007 on Wednesday.

The Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club is hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour 2007 on Wednesday.

The festival features award-winning films celebrating all aspects of paddling — sea kayaking, canoeing and whitewater.

You’ll see sea kayaking in Antarctica, whitewater paddling in South America, Quebec and other destinations.

Proceeds from the festival will support the YCKC River Raiders Youth Program. The money will, er, float workshops and clinics to hone young paddlers’ skills running rivers and rapids, and in first aid.

The public often watches these kids in action at the Millennium Bridge, where they surf and spin on the Yukon River.

Tickets for the film festival are available at Kanoe People, Up North Adventures, Coast Mountain, the Yukon Arts Centre and through club members.

The show starts Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Yukon Arts Centre.

Map-reading jamboree

On Monday, more than 235 students will participate in the fifth-annual Orienteering Adventure Challenge.

The full-day event will see students thrashing through the bush around Selkirk Elementary School while learning map-reading skills.

In the afternoon, they will complete an orienteering course.

“The kids just love it,” said Ross Burnett, the active living co-ordinator of the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon, which is staging the event with the Yukon Orienteering Association.

“Some kids really get into the map reading and trying to figure out the navigation. For other kids, it’s just a great reason to be out of the classroom and doing something different.

“With so many kids it has the feel of organized chaos, but we find that they do pick up more about the map than you might think. It’s a hands-on way of learning about map scales and what the symbols mean compared to the instruction they might get in the classroom.”

Participating schools include Whitehorse Elementary, Jack Hulland, Selkirk, Del van Gorder, Christ the King and Takhini.

The event is being supported by 20 volunteers from the Yukon Orienteering Association.

It begins at 10 a.m. on Monday.

For information contact Burnett at 668-2328.


Under 11


Kopper King 4

EVF Fuelwood 1

Kopper King’s Linsey Eby booted in a pair while Brock Arcand and Jarrett Malchow each contributed single markers. David Grove scored for the losing side.

Zip Transport 3

Boston Pizza 2

Andrew Scoffin helped himself to a pair of goals, while Jorey Bauer rounded the score for the Zip crew. Boston Pizza’s Ryan Chippett and Jono Runions each scored once.

Sportslife 4

Canaccord 3

Michael Hougen and Brendan Gendron each kicked singles for the winning side, while Landon Worsfold netted a pair. Wynn White scored all three goals for Canaccord.

Under 13


Qualita 8

Bumper to Bumper 3

In this lopsided game, Qualita’s Ryan Burke cleaned up with his hat trick. James Tlen, Kieran Small and Eric Bookless each scored a goal, while Travis Pumphrey found the back of the net twice. Belgie Nunez, Jesse Cebuliak and Tristan Olynyk scored for the losers.

Under 15



Energy North 1

Robert Borud led the offence with three goals. Michael Donahoe and Thomas Mills each scored one marker. Joaquin McWaters was the lone scorer for Energy North.

Versatile Rentals 3

Alkan Air  2

The versatile Jake Jacobs scored twice and Robin Smith kicked in one. For Alkan, the scorers were Theoren Richards and Robin Smith.