The Venue

2016 signified  the 3rd year the classic Cranberry Fair was held at its most formidable and suitable place: The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is one of Whitehorse’s largest and most attractive meeting spaces.

As Kwanlin Dün First Nation ancestors did for thousands of years,  this traditional gathering place welcomes visitors from near and far to share stories and experiences, art and music.

Pearched on the banks of the mighty Yukon River, right beside the Whitehorse Public Library, the the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre provides a welcoming and peaceful space.

The Longhouse is the feature room of the Centre. Leading straight from its bright and spacious corridor, it embraces the Cranberry Fair on each last Sunday in November. Magnificently clad in cedar, beautiful, light-filled, with high ceilings and excellent acoustics it makes the perfect space for our cultural event.

Right beside Longhouse opens a modern kitchen, which the Northern Fibres Guild, host of the annual Cranberry Fair, rents and subcontracts out to a new food vendor each year.

Healthy snacks, drinks and delicious refreshments are made fresh for our fair visitors.

In previous years we had the opportunity to hire Mary-El’s Catering Kitchen (2015) and Alison Pakula’s Alligator Gourmet Grill  in 2016, partnering with Chris Gilberds from the Mt Sima Kitchen.

Although the exhibitors enjoy a small complimentary snack package from the Guild, many of the artists or their helpers ventured over to taste from the  vendor’s made from scratch delicacies.

To learn more about the venue, click here: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

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