April 9, 2021 – Statement from Commissioner of Yukon Angélique Bernard on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh
“On behalf of all Yukoners, I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Yukon fondly remembers his late Royal Highness’s Prince Philip’s visits to the territory, on his own in 1954 and then in 1959 in the company of the Queen.
In 1956, Prince Philip launched the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the United Kingdom in order to encourage and support the personal development of young people. The Award in Canada was officially launched in 1963 for Canadians age 14 to 25. An estimated 500,000 young Canadians have participated in the program since 1963, making a difference in their own lives, local communities and around the world..."
2020 Year in Review
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