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Fax: 867.393.6201

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Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7


Geraldine Van Bibber

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Term of Office: 2005 (December 1) – 2010 (December 16)
Preceded by: Ivan John (Jack) Cable
Succeeded by: Douglas Phillips
Administrator: 2001 - 2005

Born: 1951 (July 3), Dawson City, Yukon  


  • She was integral to the formation of the Yukon First Nation Tourism Association in 1992.
  • She has been on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Tourism Commission, Aboriginal Tourism Canada, Yukon Tourism Education Council and Government of Yukon's Business Development Fund.
  • She played a pivotal role in the development of the Yukon travel industry since her beginnings as a business partner of a family tourism company.  
  • She is involved with many community initiatives such as The Cancer Society.
  • She champions and advocates many youth programs like the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Cadets, Junior Rangers, Scouts and Guides.
  • In 2006 and again in 2009 she was appointed a Commander of the Order of St. John .
  • She has acted as an ambassador for Yukon and First Nations people.
  • In 2001 she was the first native-born Yukoner to welcome Prince Charles on his visit to the region .
  • She has roots in Fort McPherson, N.W.T.