Find out about the Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame awards

  • Nominate someone for a Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame award
  • ​Order of Polaris winners
  • ​Transportation Pioneer of the Year winners
  • ​Transportation Person of the Year winners
  1. Nominate someone for a Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame award

    The Yukon Transportation Hall of Fame honours people who've made a major contribution to the transportation industry in Yukon. The Transportation Hall of Fame is located at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse.

    Nominee eligibility

    • A person who's made a significant and memorable contribution to the transportation industry in Yukon.
    • Can be living or recently deceased.

    Awards

    Transportation Pioneer of the Year award

    This award is given to someone who has made a major contribution to the transportation industry. This can include a closely-related activity that helped with the movement of goods or people in Yukon.

    Transportation Person of the Year award

    This award is given to a person who, during their career, held a leadership role that moved the transportation industry forward as a whole or in specific areas. This includes policy, safety, education, enforcement, innovation and performance. This can include a closely-related activity that helped with the movement of goods or people in Yukon.

    Order of Polaris award

    This award is given to individuals, groups or associations whose contributions to aviation include excellent service in Yukon. They will have made a significant impact to the aviation industry. We will also consider nominations that include:

    • pilots;
    • engineers;
    • air crews;
    • ground support;
    • mechanics; and
    • designers.

    Groups or associations who have played an important role in opening up the North are also considered.

    Nominate someone

    1. Make sure your nominee meets the award criteria.
    2. Complete the Transportation Hall of Fame nomination form.
    3. Submit the form:
      In person:
      Unit A, 2251-2nd Avenue
      Whitehorse, Yukon
      Y1A 5W1
      Email: thof@gov.yk.ca
      Fax: 867-667-5799
      Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Transportation Hall of Fame (W-17)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

    Deadline

    Nominations will be accepted until December 31 every year.

    Award ceremony

    The awards will be presented to the recipients during National Transportation Week in the first week in June.

  2. ​Order of Polaris winners
    • 2017 Mr. Garry Doering
    • 2016 Mr. Jack Stalberg
    • 2015 Mr. Ronald (Ron) Connelly
    • 2014 Mr. Andrew Williams
    • 2013 Mr. Kelly Collins
    • 2011 Gordon & Dawn Bartsch
    • 2009 Mr. D.J. (Don) Douglas
    • 2007 Mr. Lloyd Ryder
    • 2006 Mr. Al Kapty
    • 1997 Mr. Rex Terpening
    • 1995 Mr. George Neal
    • 1993 Mr. Ernest Joseph Boffa
    • 1992 Mr. Thurston Blakey
    • 1991 Mr. A.M. (Mickey) Sutherland
    • 1991 Mr. Ronald Peel
    • 1990 Mr. Peter Powell
    • 1990 Colonel R.W. McNair
    • 1989 Mr. Robert Bruce Middleton
    • 1989 Mr. Herbert Hopson
    • 1989 Mr. Julien Joseph Audette
    • 1988 Mr. Alfred Caywood
    • 1987 Mr. Basil Deacon Hobbs
    • 1987 Mr. Archie Van Hee
    • 1986 Mr. John Plant
    • 1986 Mr. Paul Davoud
    • 1985 Mr. Williams Francis Montgomery Newson
    • 1985 Mr. Alexander John Lilly
    • 1985 Mr. Wilfred Austin Curtis
    • 1974 Mr. C.H. (Punch) Dickens

     

  3. ​Transportation Pioneer of the Year winners
    • 2017 Mr. Gordon (Gordie) Gee
    • 2016 Mr. Stan McNevin
    • 2015 Mr. Ben Warnsby and Mr. Mike Stutter
    • 2014 Mr. Tom Mickey
    • 2013 Mr. Frank Steele
    • 2012 Mr. William D. Taylor
    • 2011 Mr. J.E.F. Hoggan
    • 2010 Mr. Paul Cyr
    • 2009 Mr. James Quong
    • 2008 Mr. Valentine Scheck
    • 2007 Mr. Leo Proctor
    • 2006 Happy & Pauline LePage
    • 2005 Mr. Everett Wasson
    • 2004 Mr. John Delbert Scott
    • 2003 Mr. James Mutch
    • 2003 Mr. Herman Peterson
    • 2003 Mr. Percy DeWolfe
    • 2002 Mr. George Chambers
    • 2001 Mr. Isaac Taylor
    • 2000 Mr. William Drury
    • 1999 Mr. Pat Callison
    • 1998 Mr. T.C. Richards
    • 1997 Mr. Frank Slim
    • 1997 Mr. Watson Smarch
    • 1997 Mr. William Gordon
    • 1997 Mr. Marvin Taylor
    • 1997 Mr. Francis (Bud) Harbottle
    • 1997 Mr. Bob Curry
    • 1997 Mr. Ted Barton Myles
    • 1997 Mr. Andrew David Cruickshank
    • 1997 Mr. Louis Irvine
    • 1997 Mr. Antoine (Tony) Cyr
    • 1997 Mr. John (Jack) Hoyt
    • 1997 Mr. Charlie Profeit
    • 1996 Mr. Clyde Wann

     

  4. ​Transportation Person of the Year winners
    • 2017 Mr. Keith Byram
    • 2016 Mrs. Jennie Lynn Howie
    • 2015 Mr. Rolf Hougen
    • 2014 Mr. Liard Tom
    • 2013 Mr. Frank Steele
    • 2012 Mr. William D. Taylor
    • 2011 Mr. J.E.F. Hoggan
    • 2010 Mr. Paul Cyr
    • 2008 Mr. Harold Upton
    • 2007 Mr. Angus McIntyre
    • 2006 Mr. Peter Becker
    • 2005 Mr. Ray Magnuson
    • 2004 Mr. Laurent Cyr
    • 2003 Mr. James Mutch
    • 2003 Fred Cook & Jean Cook
    • 2002 Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel
    • 2002 Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens
    • 2001 Mr. Mike Nikon
    • 2001 Mr. Ed Jacobs
    • 2000 Mr. Chuck Morgan
    • 1999 Mrs. Joyce Hayden
    • 1998 Mr. Oliver Hutton
    • 1997 Mr. Lloyd Ryder
    • 1996 Mr. Hector Lang
    • 1996 Mr. Gunnar Nilsson