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With F.H. Collins Secondary School teachers Meera Sarin (right) and Mira Freiman (Left). Last week, F.H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse invited me for Bhangra workshops. It was an honour to teach young students and meet some great school teachers. Then autographs session followed and I felt very touched when students asked me to give autographs. I felt Yukon school students are intelligent and keen to learn new things. #fhcollins #school #whitehorse #yukon #education #teacher #teachers #students #student #bhangra #gurdeeppandher
BORN IN FARMS OF PUNJAB, GREW UP IN MOUNTAINS OF YUKON
Welcome and Sat Shiri Akaal Ji
ਸਤਿ ਸ਼੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਜੀ
First time in the north of Canada, right here in Whitehorse, bhangra dance performance by Gurdeep Pandher and group dance with bhangra students. Also featuring Punjabi bhangra dance on Traditional Irish and Scottish Set Music by the band “Crooked Folk” with members Keitha Clark with fiddle, Jerome McIntyre with bodhran/cajon, Katie Avery with fiddle, Calla Paleczny with guitar/mandolin, Lee Covin with Irish whistles/small pipes and Bj MacLean with guitar.
Co-Performances by students from Gurdeep’s bhangra school: Shari Heal, Gabriella Peter, Christie Harper, Kristina Beckmann, Katie Thom, Rupi Aujla, Jana Brandt.
Host/MC: Grant Simpson
Cash Bar: Katherine McCallum / Larrikin Entertainment
Photography: Matt Jacques / Matt Jacques Photography
Videography: Rod Jacob / Yukon Film Society
Show Name: Bhangra– The Dance of the Punjab
Venue: Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: Doors 6:30 PM, Show: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20 at Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Underground and YukonTickets.com
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I was honoured to be invited by the Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon (LDAY) to do a bhangra sessions with the staff members during their one-day retreat at Yukon’s Vista Learning Centre. It was lovely to share the productive dance moments with its awesome staff members.
In a nutshell, we had an amazing bhangra session with wonderful workout and so much fun!
The names of the LDAY members in the photos:-
Top row (from left to right): Emma Stinson, Audrey Pflug, Joie Quarton, Chris Cybulskie, Mark Browning
Middle row: Margi Paszkowska, Stephanie Hammond, Kim Porter
Front row: Colleen Segriff, Gurdeep Pandher
That was such a great dancing experience yesterday! I really enjoyed it and so appreciated the energy and enthusiasm you brought to our group
– Stephanie Hammond
People dancing with Manuela and I at Canada Day 2016
Children learning Bhangra at the L’AFY (Yukon French Association) building in Whitehorse.
Yukon MP Larry Bagnell, Leader of Opposition and NDP Leader Elizabeth Hanson, Liberal candidate Tamara Goeppel, Yukon Cares Founder Raquel De Queiroz, Whitehorse City Councillor Jocelyn Curteanu, Members of Filipino Group, and many others dance Bhangra on multicultural day led by Gurdeep Pandher
If you want to immerse in the works of art, then you need more than 1-2 hours or at least a night. Whitehorse Nuit Blanche 2016 is happening this weekend to give you a full night of artistic experience where you will see 10 diverse Yukon and international visual, dance, music, and theatre artists enchant Whitehorse with new performance, multi-disciplinary, participatory, and site-specific works.
Whitehorse Nuit Blanche or also known as WNB is happening on Solstice weekend. The event will start at 7 PM on Saturday (June 18) and end on Sunday at 7 AM. A free breakfast will be served at 11am Sunday, June 19 at l’AFY.
For full schedule, maps, and tickets, please go to www.whitehorsenuitblanche.com
Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival 2016 is finally here in Whitehorse. It is a great mingle of local and national artists. The festival has planned many 10-day long events which include:-
Legend Has It
(Spontaneous Theatre (Toronto/Calgary). Co-presented by Yukon Arts Centre)
Pop-Up Love Party
(Zuppa Theatre Co., Halifax)
We Are Not Alone
(A 2b theatre company (Halifax) Production. Created by Crow’s Theatre and Segal Centre for Performing Arts)
Theatre in the Bush
(Ramshackle Theatre, Whitehorse)
LANDLINE: Whitehorse to Ottawa
(xosecret, Secret Theatre, Halifax)
(Suburban Beast, Toronto)
(Paper Canoe Projects, Toronto)
(Theatre Replacement, Vancouver. Co-presented by Yukon Arts Centre)
My Brain Is Plastic
(Whitehorse Independent Theatre, Whitehorse)
Dogtown: the Musical
(Nakai Theatre and Yukon Circus Society, Whitehorse)
Map of the Land, Map of the Stars
(Gwaandak Theatre, Whitehorse)
Tomboy Survival Guide
(Ivan Coyote, Whitehorse. Presented by Yukon Arts Centre.)
Yukon’s Big Band organized its silver anniversary dance at Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre on May 23, 2015. An estimated 200 people gathered to enjoy elegant music and dancing. Local famous singers Fawn Fritzen and Rebekah Bell entertained the audience for 5 hours.