FINAL EDGE YK June July 2014.pdf


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Summertime,
and the lovin' is easy
Here it is. The naturally caffeinated June/July issue. You all know what happens this time of year after the street
dust settles and another two-bit American city claims the Stanley Cup. Television loses its allure, computers go
to sleep, and Yellowknifers take to summer…well, like ducks to water.
Water is everywhere. Lucky us. And it’s amongst the cleanest in the world. Whether you dip a cup into a lake or
dip a paddle, or maybe just gaze from behind those Ray Bans at the sloshing, sparkling wonder of it all from the
new deck at the Wildcat (see page 26), it’s aqua-rush time. For the uninitiated, one of Yellowknife’s pre-eminent
outdoorsman, Bill Stirling of Overlander Sports fame, shares his favourite after-work paddles on p. 67.
Then EDGE YK ventures into uncharted waters with romantic advice on the best summertime dates in and around
the city (p. 58). Whether you’re already hooked up or looking to impress, why not make this the summer of love?
We wanted to spread some love this issue to say thanks for all the support you’ve shown the magazine, so
we’re throwing you a big party! Saturday, June 21st there will be free busses and free admission to the EDGE YK
Solstice Slam at the Folk on the Rocks beer garden site – near the water, of course. Wake Up Hazel will open for
Yellowknife’s celebrated hip-hop artist, Godson, under the midnight sun. See pages 24-25 for details, and a peek
at the EDGE YK Solstice Party Playlist we’ll spin to get things started.
If you can’t make it out (and you better have a good excuse!), chances are Elizabeth McMillan will be tweeting
about it. If you still don’t understand ‘the Twitter,’ check out Elizabeth’s guide and see who she crowns YK’s social
media mavens on p. 49 (hint: modesty is not her strong suit).
There’s a lot to love, and celebrate, in this issue. I’m truly smitten. Enjoy the unfrozen ice everyone. Safely.
Laurie Sarkadi
Editor

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