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Government of Yukon

Commemorating Yukon 125

On June 13, 2023 we commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Yukon becoming a territory of Canada.

As we mark this milestone, we are looking to our past as well as to our future. This is a time to look back on the long history of this land and think about the territory we want to build for our children.

The public service is planning several initiatives to commemorate this important date.

Celebrate with Yukon 125 funding

Yukon 125 Fund 

The Yukon 125 Fund commemorates the anniversary of the Yukon becoming a territory, and honour Yukon’s communities, heritage and culture. 

Applicants are eligible for up to $7,500, and projects must take place between June 1 and October 31, 2023.

Learn more about the fund.

Special sitting of the Yukon Legislative Assembly

On June 13, the Government of Yukon commemorated the 125th anniversary of the Yukon becoming a territory of Canada by holding a special sitting of the legislature in Dawson.

Members of the legislative assembly met at the territory’s historic capital to mark this important milestone. The sitting was hosted at the Old Territorial Administration Building, 595 Fifth Avenue, Dawson City, Yukon. 

Coverage of Proceedings were broadcast on local radio and online

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