The Cancan has been a part of Yukon culture from the earliest days of the Gold Rush and remains so over 100 years later. Through the years, dancers and choreographers have donated time, talent, blood, sweat and tears – and a lot of laughter and joy. Dancers have worked for community organizations and volunteered with children and seniors events, danced for patients in hospitals, seniors homes and at hundreds of Yukon Tourism events over the years.
For years we have used the cancan dancer as a symbol for Yukon Tourism. They are also a symbol of our local culture as the logo of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous shows.
We feel it’s high time that we thank and celebrate the legacy of the Klondike Cancan. We will be hosting the first ever Klondike Cancan Gala Dinner and Awards Banquet on Feb 9, 2018. It’s at the High Country Inn Conference Centre and it will be phenomenal event.
Along with local presentations and a look at the history of the Klondike Cancan, we have invited the World renowned Cancan Author and Historian Dr. Clare Parfitt (from England) to be our keynote speaker. There are few people in the world who know as much about the entire history of the cancan that Dr. Parfitt. (Clare’s flight and rooms are being sponsored by Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous)
The dinner will be provided by the High Country Inn who have donated the room for this event.
Tickets at the High Country Inn Front Desk
At the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Office
The event is being organized by a volunteer committee of Kate Davidson, Natal Samuelson and Grant Simpson – and a troupe of Sourdough Rendezvous Cancan Dancers. We are all very excited!