Sending joy from Keno City Signpost, Yukon. This historic signpost was installed 10 years before Canadian flag came into existence. Signpost is on the top of Keno Hill showing distances to cities in the world. Enjoy the fresh snow too! Lot of silver-mining happen in this area.
Bhangra in Dawson City, Yukon. Video by Bill Kendrick who is also a councillor with the City of Dawson municipal council.
Happiness from Schwatka Lake, Yukon.
Your phone’s speakers may not produce the actual Dhol drum sound, so try through a bigger speaker for more joy for your ears and mind.
Dance in exhilaration from the Yukon’s vast lands and waters!
This one is from the pristine Kluane lake of the Yukon.
Share a smile and make someone’s day better!
This spot is a 15-minute bike ride from my cabin in the wilderness. Enjoy the dance! Experience our spectacular Yukon river and nature!
Happiness and positivity from the beautiful Sheep Mountain in the Kluane National Park – the home of the Yukon’s Dall Sheep.
Dancing Bhangra with little humans in the forest! Thanks, the forest school in the Yukon, Rivers to Ridges, for inviting me! After dancing, I told them a story. Kids and I also discussed why inclusion, equality and respecting others are important.
Rivers to Ridges is a forest school in Whitehorse, Yukon. The school designs, supports and delivers outdoor and land-based programs for young people year-round.
In the vast and open land of the Yukon, it is always great to open up the heart to the fullest and just dance being in unification with nature.
Old Crow Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm and Gurdeep Pandher, together, dance the Punjabi traditional dance, Bhangra, to celebrate friendships in Yukon communities, and to spread happiness across Canada.
Old Crow is the home of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) people. The language originally spoken by the VGFN people is Gwich’in. Old Crow is the most northerly community in the Canadian Yukon Territory, and it is the place where Crow River and Porcupine River meet.
Old Crow is isolated from the other surrounding communities in the area, and it is accessible only by plane or canoe. It is said to be an amazing experience making the canoe trip down the Porcupine River, which you gain access to from the Eagle River, which is located just off the North’s Dempster Highway.
Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm, the head of the VGFN Government, is considered to be the youngest First Nation Chief in the Yukon. He made national headlines by declaring “Climate Emergency” in the Old Crow community, which made them the first northern community to do this. This declaration made by Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm went on to inspire many other communities and organizations across Canada to follow suit.
Bhangra is the traditional folk dance of Punjab, which was developed many centuries ago by Punjabi-Sikh farmers. Back when agricultural farming was completed manually, and therefore a very exhausting, laborious process, the farmers of Punjab created Bhangra dancing to bring joy into their difficult farming lives. Being a very high-energy activity itself though, Bhangra dancing is also a great workout and fitness activity.
Please enjoy the Bhangra dancing by Gurdeep Pandher and Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm! Share a true labour of love too!
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Meet our dashing MC for Bhangra show on Dec 18 at Yukon Arts Centre! If haven’t booked your seat yet, you can do from Yukon Arts Centre website:- http://yukonartscentre.com/calendar/event/bhangra-dance-of-punjab1/