Electronic Crafts on Canada Day

YuKonstruct took part in the City of Whitehorse’s Canada Day celebrations at Shipyards Park this year, with a fun all-ages workshop on electronic crafts. We brought some of our favourite LED craft kits to the event: electronic operation game, mini flashlights and LED flowers, as well as the always-popular squishy circuits (play dough and LEDs).

Samples of the LED crafts

Amid the fun festival atmosphere at the park, participants in the Kids Zone learned some basic electric circuits and assembled their crafts with assistance from YuKonstruct members.

Squishy Circuits using conductive play dough

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!

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!

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