Building Lanterns for Winterval

YuKonstruct was pleased to participate in Unlikely Events Yukon‘s Winterval parade again this year.

The theme for this year’s event was “Festival of Lights”. Our makerspace volunteers designed and built 3 large lanterns complete with jack frost and his friends.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped cut lumber, paint the pieces, attach the screens, model for the winter fairies, assemble the lanterns and pull the carts through the snowy streets!

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Winterval Parade

YuKonstruct is participating in the 9th Annual Winterval Parade!

Meet us at the corner of Main Street and Sixth Ave at 3:30 pm on Saturday December 3 to be part of our parade procession.

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Winterval Event Details 

Volunteer Build – Lanterns for Winterval Parade

Join us on Sunday November 27th from 1pm onward to help build large lanterns for the Winterval Parade being put on by Unlikely Events Yukon.

YuKonstruct has participated in this parade before with a group of kids wearing laser cut airplanes. What does this year’s parade contribution entail? Well, think snowflakes, glitter, jack frost, snow ferries, and large lanterns.  Check the forum for details.

Help us to build these and/or join us in the parade happening on December 3rd at 4 pm down Main street.

Feel free to drop by 135 Industrial Road to help out. Email volunteer@yukonstruct.com for more info.

 

Canada Day Parade

For the second year now, YuKonstruct participated in the Canada Day Parade! Having (co)space as part of the parade was a new addition and it made it that much better!

(co)space and YuKonstruct’s contribution to the parade was a brightly decorated float with moose, red striped trees, a red and white balloon arch, and bubbles!  (This float was redecorated very quickly after entering a float in the Pride Parade)

A lot of volunteer hours went into building the float from (co)space and YuKonstruct. We couldn’t have done without all the awesome volunteers! THANK YOU!

Canada Day Parade

Join YuKonstruct and (co)space for the Canada Day Parade!

Muster on 6th Ave near Main Street. The parade starts at 11am and will go down Main Street, then take 2nd Ave to Shipyards Park.

Pride Parade 2016

Saturday June 25th was the Pride Parade in Whitehorse and YuKonstruct was pleased to participate for the second year in a row.

YuKonstruct and (co)space’s contribution to the parade was a wonderfully whimsical float with rainbows, unicorns, truffula trees, bright colours, bubbles, and bikes! After winning “best float” in last years parade, YuKonstruct had a reputation to uphold!

A lot of awesome volunteer hours went into building the float and having fun, colourful, enthusiastic bubble blowers ride with us in the parade. THANK YOU to everyone that came out!

Next up: Canada Day! For anyone interested in joining our float for the parade, we will be re-decorating and riding down the streets with moose instead of unicorns and red and white replacing the rainbows. Here’s more info on the Canada Day Parade. You can also email questions to info@yukonstruct.com

Yukon Pride Parade

Join YuKonstruct and (co)space for the Pride Parade down Main Street!

Muster at the Whitehorse United Church on Main Street at noon. The parade will go down Main Street and end at a picnic in Rotary Park.

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Parade Float Build Day

YuKonstruct and (co)space are building a parade float!

Join us from 1pm to 4pm to help construct the float for the Yukon Pride and Canada Day parades.

Parade Float Planning

YuKonstruct and (co)space are building a parade float for the YuKon Pride and Canada Day Parades.

On Wednesday June 15 we are meeting at (co)space to plan what we want to build.

Want to help come up with ideas or propose possible themes before the planning session? Check out the forum topic.

Parades! YuKonstruct at Pride and Canada Day

Two parades just days apart? Of course we had to join in on the fun and build a float!

YuKonstruct won first place for our bubble-tastic float in the Pride parade on June 27, 2015.  Just three days later,  we redecorated the trailer and giant bubble machine in patriotic colours and participated in the Canada Day parade.

Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped build the bubble machine and decorate the float, and everyone who blew bubbles in the parades. Special mention should go to Seamus, Angela and their whole family for offering up their truck and trailer as well as all their parade float expertise.

Curious about how we built that amazing bubble machine? The full step-by-step instructions are now on Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Bubble-Machine/

Thank you Andrew and Peter for the fantastic parade photos!