Yukon 125 Fund

The Yukon 125 Fund is now closed for applications. We thank everyone who applied, and are pleased to be supporting over 60 projects, representing all eligible project types, from across the territory.

More information on Yukon 125 can be found at https://yukon.ca/125.

Funded Projects

ApplicantProject TitleProject DescriptionFunding
ArtsNet SocietyJenni House Interpretive Materials ProjectCreate a brochure and four interpretive panels about the history of Jenni House, one of the oldest buildings in Whitehorse, currently used for the Jenni House Artist Residency.$7,500.00
Association franco-yukonnaiseThe Association franco-yukonnaise celebrates the Yukon 125 in French!AFY celebrates the 125th anniversary and franco-Yukon history and culture through summer and fall programming with the Solstice Saint-Jean event at the SS Klondike, and two Café-rencontre events featuring traditional foods and recognition of l’AFY’s history since 1982.$7,500.00
Blood Ties Four Directions SocietyBlood Ties Four Directions MuralA mural created by a Yukon First Nations artist for the workshop space at Blood Ties Four Directions Centre.$6,000.00
BYTE – Empowering Youth SocietyLeaders in Training Gathering 2023Workshops for youth in traditional skills, leadership and culture – storytelling, trapping, advocacy, medicine bag making, grief management, land connection and Indigenous movement.$5,000.00
Carcross/Tagish First NationC/TFN Trapping Exhibition at Haa Shagóon HídiCuration, creation and opening of a multi media exhibition reflecting the history of trapping at Haa Shagóon Hídi in Carcross.$7,500.00
City of DawsonCommemoration of 25 years of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in self-governmentHand-painted street banner for Waterfront Park and an art installation for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in offices to commemorate 25 years of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in self-government.$7,500.00
City of WhitehorseMain Street Town Square street artworkArtist Lawrence Smith and other Northern Cultural Expressions Society artists paint a large artwork on the pedestrian Main Street Town Square for the summer 2023, inspired by the impacts of the Yukon territory’s creation on First Nations.$7,500.00
Cycling Association of YukonCanadian XCM MTB Championships and Yukon Bike FestA week-long celebration of bikes with events to promote enjoyment of an active lifestyle in our unique natural landscape.$7,500.00
Dawson City Arts SocietyDawson Daily News Print & Publishing FestivalThe Print & Publishing Festival in Dawson City presents an inclusive, innovative and community minded multi-day celebration of visual printmaking, literature, publishing and heritage.$7,500.00
Dawson City Community Radio Association CFYTYukon 125 Radio Birthday Party in Dawson CityCFYT-FM Dawson City Community Radio radio show celebrating Yukon 125 showcasing local and Yukon musicians, Yukon trivia (facts and legends), and broadcast from a square dance.$1,000.00
Dawson City Museum SocietyYT 125: Klondike/Tr’ondëk MilestonesExhibit, tour and reception to celebrate the Yukon’s 125th anniversary and other significant anniversaries this year (Dawson Fire Department 125, Klondike radio 100, Together Today for our Children Tomorrow 50, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in self-government 25.)$7,500.00
Dawson City Music Festival AssociationCelebrating the history of volunteerism at The Dawson City Music Festival AssociationA free, community celebration and open house to welcome members of the public to the Dawson City Music Festival Association’s new public spaces, as well as displays on the exterior and interior of the building to reflect the 45-year cultural heritage of our organization.$5,000.00
Dawson Firefighters’ AssociationDawson City Fire Department’s 125th Anniversary CelebrationThe Yukon’s first official fire department celebrates 125 years of proud history and service during a week of activities including a banquet and ball at the Palace Grand.$5,000
Dawson Shelter SocietyNankak Cheholay: Berry Picking/Plant HarvestingDay trips to Tombstone Territorial Park and/or Top of the World near 40 mile historical site and/or Bonanza mining/hunting area for berry picking/plant harvesting, for families with children 0-5 years old, followed by harvest processing and community gathering.$2,715.94
Dawson Ski Association120th Annual Horticultural Exhibition Dawson City brochureThe Horticultural Exhibition volunteers will create an educational pamphlet and webpage describing the history of Klondike gardening profiling a successful market gardener, Grant Dowdell, with a seed list and planting schedule available he created to assist gardeners.$6,400.00
Fiddleheads YukonCelebrating Yukon Fiddle Workshops and Community Barn DanceYouth fiddlers from across the Yukon participate in workshops to compose three Yukon-inspired pieces, and host a community barn dance to premier the new songs.$7,500.00
Friends of Yukon Archives SocietyYukon’s Memories: Recording Our Oral HistoryOral history interviews with Yukon Community Leaders to document their experiences in shaping the Yukon and showcase individual reflections on how the Yukon has developed. $     7,500.00
Heart of Riverdale Community CentreCypherfest MMXXIII (Carcross)To connect and promote the Yukon hip hop and breakdancing community with youth and professionals from across Canada with community building, networking, workshops, and dancing together in Carcross to celebrate 25 years of hip hop in the Yukon.$7,500.00
Hidden Histories Society YukonHidden Histories Photo BookCreate and share a quality memory book illustrating the diverse population and contributions of Asian and Black Yukoners as recorded in photographs from the gold rush on.$7,500.00
Jewish Cultural Society of YukonA Focused History of Yukon Before, During, and After the Klondike Gold Rush, Concentrating on the Impact of the Presence of those of Jewish HeritagePrinting a book about the history of Yukon before, during and after the Klondike Gold Rush, concentrating on the role and impact of the Jewish Presence during this time in the history and development of Yukon.$3,400.00
Keno Community ClubKeno Campground Rejuvenation ProjectRejuvenate the Keno campground by updating the gazebo, brushing out additional sites, repairing/repainting picnic tables, updating firepits and erecting a walltent.$7,500.00
Klondike Placer Miners’ Association125 Years of Gold: A Visual AnthologyCreate a collection of images, stories and art that will celebrate the responsible and sustainable placer mining community and improvements made to the industry over the past 125 years, to be shown in a book format and an exhibit at the Dawson City Museum.$7,500.00
Klondike Visitors AssociationDawson City Summer Concert SeriesFree weekly lunch-time music series on the Dawson City Waterfront and streamed live on local radio CFYT to support, present and celebrate art and culture in Dawson City.$7,500.00
Kwanlin Dün First NationBook Launch of Kwanlin Dün Dǎ kwǎndur ghày ghakwadîndur: Our Story in Our WordsFree public event to launch the book Kwanlin Dün Dǎ kwǎndur ghày ghakwadîndur: Our Story in Our Words.$7,500.00
Liard First NationDene Kū́ gīset – People are Coming to RealizeCreate a visually engaging and attractive trifold brochure for tourists and visitors, providing information about Kaska territory, its people, history, culture and language.$7,500.00
Little Salmon Carmacks First NationNan nena Dan do K’anete (Lands & Resources) – acquisition of Northern Tutchone art and craftTo help enhance and showcase culture and language through the art of Northern Tutchone people. To bring out the artistic talents of our Northern Tutchone ancestry to build the collection for a planned new Heritage Building.$7,500.00
MacBride Museum SocietyMacBride Museum Yukon 125thA series of events to celebrate and examine the impact of the Gold Rush on the Yukon using the MacBride collection as a starting point for discussion, including a Yukon 125 celebration on June 13 with gold panning and live music.$7,500.00
Marsh Lake Community SocietyMarsh Lake 125 ParkUpgrade playground at Marsh Lake Community Centre, and officially title it.$5,179.56
Nlaye Ndasadaye Child Care SocietyEducational Projects 2023 – Yukon history and natural history field tripsExposing children to the Yukon’s rich history, culture, and environment through visits to museums and the wildlife preserve.$1,627.50
Northern Cultural Expressions SocietyNCES 20th Year Celebration and traditional crafts for visitorsNCES celebrates 20 years as an organization and thanks the community by offering arts and crafts to kids, youth and visitors alongside the larger Bringing Back the Light dugout canoe project at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.$7,500.00
North Klondyke Highway Music SocietyNational Indigenous Peoples Day CeremonyKevin Barr as the feature performer at the Danoja Zho Cultural Centre’s National Indigenous Day celebration on June 21.$2,000.00
Pioneer Women of the Yukon, Whitehorse Lodge No. Two SocietyInteractive Kiosk of Biographies on Yukon Women TrailblazersAdd another 100 biographies of Yukon Women Trailblazers to the interactive kiosk in MacBride Museum in 2021.$3,000.00
Selkirk First NationBig Jonathan Heritage Center SignageTo purchase new signage for the Big Jonathan Heritage Center.$7,500.00
(s)hiver Arts SocietyKeno Music Festival 2023The 6th edition of the Keno Music Festival on August 4-6, 2023 in Keno City.$7,500.00
Skookum Jim Friendship CentreSJFC Commemorative MuralDesign and painting of a new mural on the front of the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre – that provides programming care of Skookum Jim’s gold rush fortune held in trust to help create a better standard of health and education for Indigenous People in the Yukon since 1962.$7,500.00
Société d’histoire francophone du YukonYukon francophonie; Artists, artisans and trappers of today tell their stories/traditionsA series of presentations and demonstrations about traditional know-how (living heritage) to demonstrate the richness of Yukon francophone heritage and its contribution in the making of the Yukon territory. $7,500.00
Sport YukonKlondike Road Relay 40th AnniversaryRecognizing 40 years of the Klondike Road Relay as an iconic international race inspired by and retracing some of the path of Klondikers during the Gold Rush.$5,000.00
Studio Gallery AssociationPassage of Time; Making Art HistoryA week-long demonstration and retrospective exhibit and sale at the Old Fire Hall of current and past members of the Studio Gallery Association, marking 25 years of celebrating art and providing exhibit opportunities for Yukon artists.$7,500.00
Tagish Nation Dancers AssociationA Night with the Tagish Nation Dancers, Our 50th AnniversaryTagish Nation Dancers celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a performance, dinner and visual show of their dance group over the years at Haa Shagóon Hídi in Carcross.$7,500.00
Teslin Historical & Museums SocietyNisutlin Bay Bridge RecollectionsTo record the memories of Teslin residents related to the Nisutlin Bay Bridge, in anticipation of its imminent demolition.$2,000.00
Teslin Tlingit CouncilCommunity Celebration Supper Honouring Our PeopleA community supper at the Heritage Centre for Teslin. Food brings people together, increases social bonding and feelings of wellbeing, and builds a more tight knit community. All community and groups will be welcome.$7,500.00
Tourism Industry Association of the YukonTIA Yukon 50th AnniversaryAn event to show Yukoners the history and impact of tourism development over the past 50 years and refresh of TIAY for the next 50 years and beyond.$7,500.00
Town of FaroFaro Fireweed Fair & MarketTo support local artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs, and create authentic experiences for Yukon visitors and locals.$7,500.00
Town of Watson LakeSign Post Forest Entryway EnhancementsEnhance the entryway signage and create an interpretive sign at the Sign Post Forest.$7,500.00
Tr’ondëk Hw’ëchinSpring Gathering campYouth, elders and citizens gather on the land to share and learn a variety of skills activities based on traditional learning of language, medicine gathering, stories, crafts and harvest.$7,500.00
Ukranian Canadian Association of YukonYukon’s Ukrainian Immigrants and Tragedy: Pueblo Mine and the Spirit of 1898A research survey to produce a narrative history for publication of the triumphs and tragedies of Ukrainian miners in the Yukon, from Dawson to the Copper Belt.$5,000.00
Village of CarmacksCarmacks Klondike Culture DaysCommunity festival that celebrates the unique culture and heritage of Klondike exploration in Carmacks and the associated region. Includes tours, live music, food trucks, regional artists, community BBQ, Fireworks display, and various activities.$7,500.00
Village of Haines JunctionHistorical Mural RevitalizationTo provide a new exhibit mural/infographic signage in the main foyer presenting a balanced historical overview of the Kluane Region in the 1800s before the gold rush period utilizing perspectives of the First Nation, early explorers and map makers.$7,500.00
Village of MayoMayo, Yukon – now and then video project phase 1Create a video of Mayo incorporating its past and present and the people who call it home.$7,500.00
Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s CircleYANSI History Project – Photo SegmentA photo documentation component of a multi-phase project documenting the history of the Yukon Association of Non-Status Indians (YANSI) which represented Non-Status Yukon First Nations people in land claims and community development projects and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.$7,450.00
Whitehorse Bike Kitchen Task ForceChain Whip – Community bike spaceNon-profit volunteer-run by-donation community bike repair space beside Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.$7,500.00
Yukon Anti-Poverty CoalitionCelebrating Yukon’s Untold StoriesA research project and public photo exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre community gallery documenting, honouring and creating awareness of Yukon history, culture and northern life stories from the perspective of residents with lived experience of poverty.$7,327.00
Yukon Artists At Work Society20th Anniversary artists in the windowMember artists that span Yukon Artists At Work’s 20 year history in the Yukon arts scene, including those not currently members, will demonstrate their artwork in the window at the Yukon Artists At Work Gallery and collect stories of the organization.$7,500.00
Yukon Arts CentreBaby Belt Light InstallationMetal backing, installation and electrical work components of the Baby Belt Light Installation created by Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in artist Jackie Olson to welcome patrons to the Yukon Arts Centre.$7,500.00
Yukon Conservation SocietyWeaving Indigenous Perspectives into YCS’ Summer Interpretive ProgramThe Yukon Conservation Society is enriching its annual Summer Interpretive Program through a partnership with Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to deliver indigenous-led activities, outreach and education initiatives, to foster deeper connections to the Yukon’s natural and cultural heritage.$7,500.00
Yukon Council of ArchivesYCA Yukon 125 Archival Film Festival ProjectYCA will host a public Yukon 125 Archival Film Festival in the fall of 2023 to showcase the rare moving images held by Yukon archival institutions including early 1940s Albee Family footage to be digitized by YCA as part of this YCA 125 Project.$4,900.00
Yukon Film SocietyYukon Theatre Neon Sign RestorationRejuvenate and restore an iconic Whitehorse landmark – the neon sign on the historically significant Yukon Theatre on Wood Street.$7,500.00
Yukon First Nation Culture & Tourism AssociationDreaming Roots – Whitehorse and Yukon Community TourDreaming Roots, a spectacular, inspiring new Yukon Indigenous performance by and about Yukon first Nations people today, will be remounted and shared with youth and adults in at least 5 Yukon communities (Whitehorse, Old Crow, Dawson City, Mayo and Watson Lake)$7,500.00
Yukon Little LeagueYukon Little League McIntyre community BBQYukon Little League wraps up its season by hosting a community celebration of its diverse league and relationship with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.$4,500.00
Yukon Order Of Pioneers, Grand LodgeYukon Order Of Pioneers History research project Phase 1 and 2Two parts of a three-phase project to collect and analyze documentary evidence and oral history pertaining to the YOOP to prepare a manuscript for publication.$7,500.00
Yukon Transportation Museum SocietyOur Airport Neighbourhood: YTM and Hillcrest 125 SignageThe Yukon Transportation Museum will create commemorative signage in the front/unfenced exhibit and parking area about the history of the airport and Hillcrest areas. Signage appropriate to Hillcrest will be reprinted and installed in their community areas like the ice rink.$7,500.00
Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating SocietyStories of Danny NowlanCollect oral histories of how Danny Nowlan founded the Yukon Game Farm, then write a series of articles to share these stories.$7,500.00

Please email yukon125@heritageyukon.ca or call Anne at (867) 332-4979 if you have questions about the Yukon 125 Fund.

The Yukon 125 Fund is delivered in partnership with the Government of Yukon. Funds are provided by the Government of Yukon.