Unlikely Events Yukon

ENGAGING YUKONERS, CULTIVATING CREATIVE SPIRITS, IGNITING CONVERSATIONS

LET'S GET SOCIAL, STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH OUR PRODUCTION.

Creating Community Arts Events that Warm the Heart and Nurture the Spirit.

Unlikely Events Yukon (UEY) is a not-for-profit charity that has been delivering arts events to the Yukon Territory since 1980. It has an established history of producing accessible and innovative projects that appeal to a varied audience and have lasting impact on the development of the arts in the Yukon.

Over the years, the society has toured the territory with many workshops and theatrical productions, within schools and other community institutions. In 1998 UEY expanded its repertoire by producing community celebration projects. UEY’s Winterval and Burning Away the Winter Blues have become two staple seasonal events that are awaited by community members. UEY continues to mature as an organization by diversifying its programming and delivering an increasing number of contemporary arts opportunities to Yukon residents. This season, we are pleased to offer Yukon's first ever Chalk Art Festival.

UEY’s mandate is “to evolve new rituals that answer to the needs of the community with participation-based, multidisciplinary arts projects and events. These spaces will engage audiences, cultivate creative spirits, and ignite conversation.”

Funding for projects made possible with the assistance of Yukon Arts Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Elaine Taylor, Minister. And a special thank you to the City of Whitehorse for supporting our events.

 

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WE HOSTED OUR FIRST EVER CHALK ART FESTIVAL, STAY TUNED FOR 2017

June 11-12, 2016 at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre and dana Naye Ventures in downtown Whitehorse!

An exciting addition to this season's programming is the Chalk Art Festival, the first of its kind in Yukon. Taking place over two days, the festival will showcase featured artists, offer free workshops, and encourage the public to contribute to the community art spaces. This is a substance-free event that will be fun for the whole family!

On Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 1-4 pm at dana Naye Ventures, Yukon artists Emma Barr and Nicole Bauberger will be leading free workshops that will introduce participants to the world of chalk art and street painting. Registration is encouraged, as we expect these workshops to fill up fast.

Our featured artists include: Don Watt, Lyndsie Simmons, Heather Von Steinhagen, Taylor Levitt, Ali Khoda, Lia Fabre-Dimsdale, Kuetina "Qaqtis", Emma Barr and Nicole Bauberger!

To register as an artist or workshop participant, or to volunteer, email unlikelyeventsyukon@gmail.com

To become an Artist Square Sponsor, please call Heidi at 867-333-3719

Stay tuned for more details about this exciting community event!

Thank you to Lotteries Yukon and Yukon Arts Fund, and to our amazing sponsors Quantum Machine Works, Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks, True North Respiratory Therapy Services, What's up Yukon, Yukon News, Baked Cafe, Alpine Bakery, Wyke's Independent Grocer, and Gwaandak theatre.

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2017 BURNING AWAY THE WINTER BLUES

In celebration of the spring equinox, we gather to say goodbye to winter for another year.

In its 19th year, Burning Away the Winter Blues is an event that has become a tradition for the Whitehorse community and beyond. Whether for those who are there in person or those who connect online via a live-webcast, this cathartic celebration marks the transition from winter to spring and is rooted in symbolic ritual.

The 2017 Burning Away the Winter Blues 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

PROCESSION starts at 8:30 pm from the SS Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse, Yukon. We've got an incredible show for you ! Make sure to mark your calendar. 

WOOLLY MAMMOTH EFFIGY built by YuKonstruct and decorated by the youth at Splintered Craft Drop-in Art Space!

Participants can park their car at the Robert Service campground and board the free shuttle (8:00 pm - 8:30 pm) to the SS Klondike National Historic Site. From there, people are invited to join a torch-lit procession along the Yukon River, with drumming, singing and the effigies created by individuals and local artists.

Once at the Robert Service campground, where live drumming and poi spinning brighten up the night, attendees' winter blues are collected and thrown into a giant bonfire along with the effigies.

Follow us on Twitter @UEYukon for all the latest buzz ! 

 

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2016 WINTERVAL SANTA PARADE AND ARTS FESTIVAL

Warm up every December with the Winterval Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting and Arts Festival

Yukon's magical holiday celebration brought to you by Unlikely Events Yukon

Each December, Unlikely Events Yukon helps the community kick off the holiday season with Winterval. A magical feast for the senses, the winter celebration – now in its 10th year – is guaranteed to fill revelers with festive cheer.

Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2016 for a day filled with FUN ! #UnlikelyEventsYukon #YXY #Winterval #ArtsFund #CityofWhitehorse #LotteriesYukon 

Winterval is a free annual event that invites the whole community out for an afternoon jam-packed with activities for all ages. Winterval begins with a people’s parade on Main Street featuring December’s main guy, Santa Claus. Participants are invited to bring lights, lanterns and musical instruments, wear their best seasonal costume, or make a parade float or puppets.

We can't wait to announce our production line-up ! Want more information or volunteer, email us, unlikelyeventsyukon@gmail.com 

LIKE us on FB @UnlikelyEventsYukon ! Show us some LOVE Yukon. 

 

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Artistic Director/GM: Johanna Luna
 
President: Dean Tower / Vice President: Paul Davis / Treasurer: Joanna Joniec / Secretary: Dawn Macdonald / Secretary: Nautasha Morehouse

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Want to get involved or have some new ideas? We'd love to hear from you!