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 Burning Away the Winter Blues (Saturday, March 25, 2017) and Winterval and  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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2017 BURNING AWAY THE WINTER BLUES

>2017 SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH<

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 25TH

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. 

The OLD MAN WINTER EFFIGY is being built by Lea-ann McNally!

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 effigy created by local artist Lea-ann McNally.

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

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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President: Dean Tower / Vice President: Paul Davis / Treasurer: Joanna Joniec / Secretary: Dawn Macdonald / Secretary: Nautasha Morehouse

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