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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

YQ: In Whitehorse This Week?

There are a number of different events on this week in Whitehorse so if you are here in town, drop by to one or two and maybe we'll see you there!

All week mushers will be crossing the finish line up at Takhiki Hot Springs (the finish line was moved on Monday evening due to the rapidly changing river conditions into town). The tracker has been updated to show the miles left to the new finish line so you can keep an eye on that to estimate arrival times.

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings is the World Premiere Screening of Red Letter Films' documentary series Mushers: Conquering the Yukon Quest. See the flyer and media release (below) for more details. Allen, Hugh, Brent and Matt will be there taking part in a Q&A following the screenings.



All through the week are various presentations and films at "QuestFest" at the Frank Slims Building in Shipyards Park (by the finish line). Friday evening is the "Meet the Mushers" evening at the Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre starting at 6.30pm. Come along and get your Quest poster or T-shirt signed and get a picture with your favorite mushers!

Saturday night is the Finisher's Banquet at the Yukon Convention Centre. We'll hear from each finishing musher and we are bound to hear some great stories from the trail!

See you there!

9 comments:

J elliott said...

How spectacular is that! VERY!!! EXCELLENT race; safety & near perfect health for black & red teams throughout.

And now - a Film Documentary!!!

Cannot be more impressive... J 'n' soopergurl, Maxine - New Mexico

Lourdes, VT said...

How fun!!! Enjoy you guys! You all deserve it!!!

Nessmuk said...

Darn it....Im 3,621 miles away but I'd LOVE to be there....sounds like a weekend of Quest Fest FUN!!! Enjoy the festivities....maybe if we are lucky us "remote fans" can catch a replay of the Banquet(they did that last year for us)!

I LOVE the Team featured on the Flyer....Allens 2015 YQ Team!!! I have officially put the Yukon Quest Start/Finish on my "Bucket List"...sounds like a YQ Fan Fantasy Vacation if you ask me!

Anonymous said...

You can watch the first installment of the series at https://vimeo.com/154673820

Cindy Schaus said...

All 8 episodes are in Vimeo.

https://vimeo.com/channels/1027828/videos

You have to copy and paste this link to your browser, but if it doesn't work I googled "mushers conquering the Yukon Quest Vimeo". I just watched episode one..

A-town's Becky said...

Cindy,
Thank you for the link.

Moira thank you for the info...

OMG, I am having a sentimental moment....
QUITO, CHICA, SISSY, OUTLAW, SCOOTER and NACHO!

So this was the heads up Aliy gave us of the Red Letter videos, NICE!
It reminds me of Suitcase Media covering the YQ1000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmk44igcBn0

It is awesome!!!!
Thank you!!!!!

Margaret said...

Thanks for the links!!!

Anonymous said...

๐Ÿ˜ข ah we are 13,099 km away it would be such a thrill to meet the mushers . We will have to settle for the link to Red Letter Vimeo . But that's great ! it will fill the void until the Iditord ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”ด⚫️๐ŸพDenali and Joanne ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks so much for info Fabulous news the Allen is one of features musher on is video.