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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.

Venue

Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

Directions

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 4:30 PM MST

× Following the current Yukon Government COVID-19 restrictions that have been lifted, the YAC Mainstage will operate at 100% capacity for this event. Social distancing ‘bubbles’ are not in place and other members of the public may be seated next to you. Mask use is recommended.

Ticket Pricing: (Select from price list after clicking "Buy Tickets")

Adult: $16.00

Senior / Elder (65 and Over): $13.00

Student: $10.00

Youth (19 and Under): $10.00



YFS Member: $13.00 Only available in-person or by calling the Box Office 667-8574 Hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday


For Māori, the canoe underpins our culture. We once built waka/canoes from giant trees and sailed the vast Pacific by the stars. These arts were lost to us for 600 years. Then the stars re-aligned and three men from far flung islands revived our place as the greatest navigators on the planet, a Hawaiian, a Micronesian and Hek Busby, “The Chief” from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his significance for Māori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA and for all New Zealanders in reclaiming our place as traditional star voyages on the world map. It is the story of a culture that understands an inner compass. Hek’s epic voyaging has reconnected his crews with their inbuilt GPS systems and they in turn are teaching and inspiring the next generation, building a bridge back into our past to take us forward into the future.

Dirs. Toby Mills, Aileen O'Sullivan, 2022, Aotearoa /New Zealand, 94 min.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill. Please contact the Box Office at (867) 667-8574 or emailing boxoffice@yac.ca if you are unable to attend due to illness.

Performance Notes

This Event is General Admission - Seating is first-come, first served. Please contact the YAC Box Office at 667-8574 or boxoffice@yac.ca if you require accessible seating.

Proof of vaccination is not required for this event.

Masks are highly recommended but are not mandatory for this event.