Whitehorse Daily Star

September 24, 2016

A VISITOR WITH A SLITHER

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A VISITOR WITH A SLITHER – Kevin Dungey, the education director with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo in Ottawa, visited Takhini Elementary School today. Students Damien and Zoe had the opportunity to hold this python at the presentation. Dungey will be at the Canada Games Centre Saturday with a variety of exotic animals for the public to see. The program has come to Whitehorse as part of the 40th annual Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums conference, being hosted by the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society.

GUILD SEASON PREMIERES

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

GUILD SEASON PREMIERES – Kaori Torigai, Rosie Stuckless and Andrea Bols (left to right) are the cast in the play ‘Myth of the Ostrich’, which opened Wednesday evening at the Guild Hall. The show runs until Oct. 8.

SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE

Photo by Marissa Tiel

SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE – Fayne O’Donovan practises a one-foot high jump Tuesday evening at the Canada Games Centre. The Aboriginal Sport Circle is hosting drop-in Arctic games sessions from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the CGC. Former Arctic Winter Games athletes were on hand, including O’Donovan, who won a bronze ulu in Nuuk last winter, but anyone is welcome.

 FERVOUR AND FUNDRAISING

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

FERVOUR AND FUNDRAISING – An enthusiastic group of youth start the Terry Fox Run on Sunday in Rotary Peace Park. There were 128 people attending, and $4,735.05 was raised.

HONOURING HER FAMILY’S HISTORY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HONOURING HER FAMILY’S HISTORY – Charlotte Service-Longépé, Robert Service’s great-granddaughter, is seen Friday at the Main Street desk that honours the Bard of the Yukon. She was among a group of eight people from Lancieux, France – Whitehorse’s sister city – who visited the territory last week.

SAVOURING A PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR

Photo by Marissa Tiel

SAVOURING A PRESTIGIOUS HONOUR – Robb Andison will be recognized for his contributions to the sport of softball when he is inducted into Softball Canada’s Hall of Fame as a builder this fall. Born and raised in the Yukon, Andison has been a fixture of local slo-pitch since the early ’90s. He has been involved at the national level since 2007.