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The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the winners of the 37th annual Yukon Heritage Awards. Yukoners are invited to attend the virtual Awards ceremony on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7 pm via Zoom meeting. Advance registration is required; registration can be found here. The meeting will be opened at 6:45 pm for participants to join. After the awards have been presented, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a fun, heritage-themed social activity in lieu of in-person mingling.

We had to make some tough decisions, but we're excited to announce the winners of our 2021 Heritage Day Colouring Contest! Congratulations to the following:

Ages 4 and Under

  • 1st Place: Joseph S. (age 3)
  • 2nd Place: Charlotte H. (age 3)
  • 3rd Place: Noa B. (age 2)

Ages 5 to 8

  • 1st Place: April F. (age 6)
  • 2nd Place: Zoë N. (age 8)
  • 3rd Place: Tivin H. (age 7)

Ages 9 and Up

Contribution Deadline: February 28, 2021

Have you attended a captivating conference or workshop in the past couple months that you haven't been able to get off your mind? Have you been working on a passion project that you're dying to let everyone know about? Perhaps you've recently uncovered a piece of Yukon history that you'd like to share with your fellow heritage enthusiasts. Well, you're in luck.

We are seeking two new members for the Yukon Heritage Training Fund Adjudication Committee. The Committee meets once per quarter to assess applications and review Fund materials, including policy. Meetings typically take place over the lunch hour, depending on the number of applications. Some additional work over email may be required. Please note: this is a volunteer-based committee.

We’re part of a consortium of museum associations from across Canada partnered in Museums for Me – a project engaging Canadians on the meaning and value they see in museums.  It’s an important time to focus on what Canadians value in the work we do, and we’re asking our members to help encourage participation.  You can learn more about the engagement at

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to conserve, celebrate, and share Yukon’s heritage?

The Yukon Historical & Museums Association is seeking nominations for the 2020 Yukon Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is midnight on January 17, 2021. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:

We will be hosting a Special General Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm via Zoom to elect up to 8 additional directors to serve on our Board of Directors until the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
The YHMA board meets at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Directors do not receive compensation for sitting on the Board.
Please register in advance for this meeting here. A phone-in option is available for those who cannot connect online.

Knitters and crocheters, both experienced and aspiring, take note! The Niagara Falls History Museum is looking for contributors from across Canada for The Poppy Project, a massive community art project.

Christine Girardi, Assistance Curator at the museum, writes:

Are you involved with interpretation one way or the other? You might be happy to know that Yukon just recently had a representative join the board of Interpretation Canada, our national association for interpretation. YHMA member and former Director Sylvie Binette says: