This is the first time the Canadian Winter Games have been held in the true north (north of the 60th parallel). Whitehorse is buzzing (and not from the traditional Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous celebrations either). It’s going to be a busy few weeks for my parents. My Dad is working security at the Canada Games Center and my Mum is taking tickets and working the information kiosk for spectator sports at Mount McKintyre Rec Center. Brrrrr. It’s cold up there–but hey–it is the winter games. You couldn’t really have winter games without a bit of -30C weather. The forecast is even more foreboding.
My parents went to the dress rehearsals for the opening ceremonies last night. ” They are going to be broadcast today at 4:00 pm, and again on Saturday. It was impressive!”
I’m going to invite my readers in the Yukon to submit to this blog their stories and pictures and video clips of their experiences of the Canadian Winter Games. That would be fun: The Canadian Winter Games through the eyes of Yukoners! I’ll have to create a separate entry for that–stay tuned!
For CBC coverage of the Winter Games: CBC sports.
For the weather forecast for Whitehorse, Yukon: the weather network.
For coverage of the Winter Games through the eyes of Yukoners: www.yukonjen.9068digital.com.