Summer Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club Rodeo

In the late summer, the local playhole comes in. It’s called Spin Wave (in polite circles, though locals will tell you its other name) – even though it’s a hole.

This is the canoe and kayak club’s major summer event.

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Derby dazzles doe-eyed skater

My face warm, I?skate around the track, savouring the self-generated wind.

Moving from skate to quad-skate, I?feel like I’m moving faster than I?am, stumbling around the corners as seven other new skaters and I navigate the track set out for us.

On the last night of summer, a crisp Whitehorse evening, we roll around the Flexihall at the Canada Games Centre for the Yukon?Roller Girls’ Try Derby night – the last one of the season – as the sun sinks below mountain peaks.

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Nonagenarian athlete

Nonagenarian’s high spirits infectious at Games

Betty Hebert has never owned a car. The 91-year-old much prefers using her feet to get herself from A to B.

She makes her way down the long hallway at the Canada Games Centre with the help of her walker on Monday ahead of a carpet bowling practice.

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Play Hole

On a beautiful summer evening, paddlers were out of the local play hole, preparing for the end of summer rodeo.

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Gone Sailing

One of the things I love about Whitehorse is the variety of sport that exists in this small city. Sailing anyone?

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Mt Lorne Misadventure

Eikelboom breaks own course record at Mount Lorne

July 25, 2016

Conditions conspired to make for a perfect run for Whitehorse’s David Eikelboom as the runner blazed to a new course record at the Mt. Lorne Mis-adventure Trail Race Sunday.

In his fifth time at the race, Eikelboom finished the 21-kilometre trail course in 1:10:51, breaking his previous 2014 record of 1:12:09 and beating the rest of the field to the finish line by 17 minutes.

“Having run it now five times, I know the course well enough that I have no excuses if I run it like an idiot,” he said at the finish. “I was really happy with the strategy and really happy to be able to push hard in the last few kilometres.”

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