BURNING AWAY THE
WINTER BLUES 2014
Saturday, MARCH 22 -
Procession leaves at 9pm
Park your car at Robert Service Campground and take
the free shuttle to the SS Klondike between 8 and 8:45pm
If you can't be here in person, join out live webcast, hosted by the fabulous Erica Bigland!
What’s BAWB all
Burning Away the
Winter Blues is a parade for all ages along the Yukon River, to a great big
bonfire! The procession is led by a giant winter effigy that is later burned along
with people's Blues. The event is broadcasted online so people out of town can
be there as well in spirit. For the last 15 years, BAWB has been an exciting
celebration for our community to come together and mark the passage of Winter
This year, we are very excited to have local artist Amber Church build the
effigy. We encourage you to dress up, bring drums and instruments, and show up
with friends and family! Bring any Blues you'd like to burn away written on
paper or on non-toxic burnable items. We will collect them in the blues bag and
toss them into the fire with the effigy.
WORKSHOP SERIES 2014:
Sunday March 9, 1 – 4 pm @ the Yukon Arts Centre
KIDS KREATE – Make your own mixed media/collage effigy!
In partnership with the Yukon Arts Centre and Yukon Electrical, an ATCO Company
Workshop facilitator: Amber Church
Wednesday March 19, 7 – 10 pm @ the Best Western Gold Rush Inn (General Store Room across from the Gold Pan Saloon)
ADULT WORKSHOP – Make your own effigy (snacks and refreshments available!)
In partnership with the Best Western Gold Rush Inn and Northern Vision Development
Workshop facilitator: Geneviève Gagnon
*This workshop is offered in French and English.
Every year, park your car at Robert Service Campground and take the shuttle to
the gathering place at the SS Klondike. The shuttle bus is free and runs from 8
to 8:45pm. The Parade leaves the SS Klondike at 9pm (If it's really cold, it
will leave earlier!). Remember to wear warm clothes and sturdy walking
Can't make it? Attend
online!! We will post a link here so that you can live web-chat and watch the
event. You'll be able to send us your blues and we'll burn them for you!!
Stay tuned for more details to come over the next
weeks – “like” us on Facebook, check this page regularly, or get in touch with
us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have ideas or suggestions for this year’s
Funding for this project is made possible through the assistance of Arts Fund, Department of Tourism and Culture, Mike Nixon, Minister.
YET would also like to thank the City of Whitehorse.