It’s been a couple of weeks now since I returned from the great white north of Whitehorse, Yukon, and I can’t wait to go back.
I finally got to experience the “midnight sun” and learned to two-step in three easy lessons at Casa Loma (Thanks Share!). I met a great community of squash players playing out of a great facility close to the city and the ever-present Yukon River. I met artists and musicians, saw Artic Fox and Lynx, the world’s smallest desert, road a quad, ran with horses (with my newly adopted cousins) and swam in a frozen lake. I was also lucky enough to travel the Klondike Highway to witness so many beautiful and varied landscapes: Places like Takhini, Ibex, Bove Island, the Chilkoot Pass, the kitschy Carcross and Log Cabin. (Someone still has to explain the National Historic Site “Log Cabin” to me: Did we miss something or is it really just a rest stop? :) And what about the lakes? Schwatka, Emerald (swam it), Kookatsoon, Lewes, Blue, Spirit, Tagish and Tutshi Lake (“swam it”.) It’s amazing what you can do with 20 hours of daylight!
Congrats to Kevin Smith for winning the Men’s A (3-1), over Julian Revell, and Michelle Garceau for winning the Women’s A over Nicola Martin (3-2). See the rest of the draws here.
Many thanks to Khoon, Lori, Chris and Squash Yukon for their help in getting us there (and keeping us busy.) See you next year!
Squash Republic is very proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 Yukon Open which is being held in Whitehorse from May 27th to the 29th. Big thank you to Squash Yukon and Yukon Air for their support in bringing up some BC players for this quality event.
LINK > View the draws here.
Poster design and event logo by Michael and Robert Pacey for Squash Republic.com