Yukon Night, The Legend Lives On
By Naomi Ambrose
It’s 7pm on Monday January 23 at Roundup 2012 so it’s time for Yukon Night. It’s time for me to head to the Stanley Park Ballroom at the Westin Bayshore and see what this event is all about. It’s all about fun! Fun with new and old friends, classmates, co-workers and professionals from the mining and other related industries. It’s a night of fun organized by the Yukon Chamber of Mines.
As I try to make my way through the jam packed room, I hear volunteers, student delegates, trade show staff, industry professionals and exhibitors having hearty conversations about work, family and friends. I also see some attendees trying to make business deals while others ask the servers for red wine and ice cold beer.
I am still trying to maneuver my way through the crowd when I stopped to observe a sculpture with a brown liquid substance oozing out of it. “What’s that?” I said to myself. I had to go closer to investigate. And there it was – I reached the land of Chocolate Utopia! You’ve probably heard of the fountain of youth well this brown substance was the fountain of chocolate! As a chocolate lover, I could barely contain my excitement. I had the choice to dip tasty pieces of cantaloupe and plain cake under the fountain of milk chocolate. Ah yes… Yukon night is turning out to be a fun filled and tasty night.
But wait – that’s not all! As the evening progresses, I see a lady dressed like a 1920s showgirl passing around with little sachets of Gold Mine Nugget bubble gum. “Wow” I thought. “I’ve never eaten that before and it sure tastes good!”
While I continue to wander around the room, I observe the facial expressions of some of the attendees – excitement, relaxation, nervousness, awkwardness – the Stanley Park Ballroom is definitely a sea filled with human emotions and movement – movement in the form of dancing as some of the attendees are ready to boogey down to the music – Yukon style!
As I exit the room, I look at my bubble gum sachet again and I realize that the words on the sachet match my thoughts about the evening. “Yukon Night, The Legend Lives On!”
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