BURNING AWAY THE WINTER BLUES
On March 21st 2015, YET will be presenting the 17th
edition of Burning Away the Winter Blues, 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
Participants can park their car at the Robert Service
campground and board the free shuttle 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 of course the effigies created by
individuals and local artists.
Once at the Robert Service campground, where
live music and fire spinning livens up the night, attendees’ winter blues are
collected and thrown into a giant bonfire along with the effigies.