Yukon Heritage Fairs

2019 Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

The 2019 Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair will be held on May 2.

2018 Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

The 20th Annual Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair was held on Thurdsay, May 3, 2018 at Yukon College. 52 students displayed their projects and shared their research with judges, dignitaries, peers, heritage sector representatives, and the public, representing 11 schools in the Yukon and Atlin, B.C.:

  • Atlin Community School (ACS)
  • Del Van Gorder School (DVGS)
  • École Whitehorse Elementary School (EWES)
  • Elijah Smith Elementary School (ESES)
  • Eliza Van Bibber School (EVBS)
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School (HVES)
  • Jack Hulland Elementary School (JHES)
  • Robert Service School (RSS)
  • St. Elias Community School (SECS)
  • Takhini Elementary Shool (TES)
  • Tantalus Community School (TCS)


Award Winners

Grade 4 Awards

  • 1st Place: Dylan Charlie, "Johnston's Store" (ESES)
  • 2nd Place: Fynley Willier, "Who is my Kookum?" (ESES)
  • 3rd Place: Prezley Jobin, "Who is May Brodhagen?" (ESES)


Grade 5/6 Awards

  • 1st Place: Cadence Hartland and Sophie Gagne, "Immigration Boom" (HVS)
  • 2nd Place: Leah McLean, Sydney Sinclair, and Rjan Tumamang, "How Have Girl Guides Evolved?" (EWES)
  • 3rd Place: Kate Roske, "How Horses Helped Develop Canada" (HVS)


Grades 7/8 Awards

  • 1st Place: Joby Clunies-Ross, "Small Man, Big Heart" (SECS)
  • 2nd Place: Marshall Boss, "The Best Years of Skookum Jim's Life" (SECS)
  • 3rd Place: Lydia Grantham, "The Life of Ole David Martinson" (SECS)


Special Awards

  • Yukon History Hunter Award (sponsored by Michael Gates): Dylan Charlie, "Johnston's Store" (Grade 4, ESES)
  • Oral History Award (sponsored by eNvision Research and Consulting): Colin Etzel, "The Mountain of Everything" (Grade 4, DVGS)
  • Genealogy Award (sponsored by Maggie Leary): Jan Zumer-Brewis, "Rudolf Zumer" (Grade 5, JHES)
  • Archives Award (sponsored by Yukon Archives): Ruby Klein and Hailey Loblaw, "Coast Salish" (Grade 4, HVS)
  • Best Graphic Design (sponsored by Patricia Halladay Graphic Design): Dylan Charlie, "Johnston's Store" (Grade 4, ESES)
  • Yukon Heritage Award (sponsored by the Government of Yukon, Department of Education): Joby Clunies-Ross, "Small Man, Big Heart" (Grade 7, SECS)
  • Best Research and Writing Award (sponsored by Midnight Arts): Leah McLean, Sydney Sinclair, and Rjan Tumamang, "How Have Girl Guides Evolved?" (Grade 5, EWES)
  • First Nation History and Culture Award (sponsored by eNvision Research and Consulting): Prezley Jobin, "Who is May Brodhagen?" (Grade 4, ESES)


Parks Canada Peoples’ Choice Awards

  • Grade 4: Dylan Charlie, "Johnston's Store" (ESES)
  • Grades 5/6: Leah McLean, Sydney Sinclair, and Rjan Tumamang, "How Have Girl Guides Evolved?" (EWES)
  • Grades 7/8: Jamie Beausejour, RJ Cleland, Zach Everitt, and James Taylor, "Vimy Ridge" (RSS)


Congratulations and Thank You!

Congratulations to every student who participated and thank you to our sponsors, funders, and partners: Parks Canada, Yukon College, Yukon Heritage Resources Board, Parks Canada, Government of Yukon, City of Whitehorse, Best Western Gold Rush Hotel, Canada's History, Canada's Heritage Fairs, and Kayak Magazine.

About the Fair

The Yukon Stikine Regional Heritage Fair is held at the beginning of May each year. The Heritage Fairs program is a bilingual educational initiative that encourages students to explore an aspect of Canadian heritage in a dynamic and captivating learning environment. Students use the media of their choice to share their learning about Canadian heroes and legends, milestones and achievements - and then proudly present the results of their research at a public exhibition. Volunteer committees involving educators, heritage groups, and community associations work together to organize these enriching events. The Fairs give students a voice to tell their own stories in their own ways. Their enthusiasm, creativity, and passion make the Fairs a highlight of the school year!


Please contact our Fair Coordinator at heritagefair@heritageyukon.ca or call 867-667-4704.