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Fax: 867.393.6201

412 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7




Recent Events 

  •  February 28: Attended Aboriginal Women’s Circle on Resilience and Healing
  •  February 26: Gave welcoming remarks at PCS Symposium on Mental Health
  •  February 25: Met with J.A. Pankiw-Petty, President of the Board of the Duke of Edinburgh leadership program
  •  February 22-24 Volunteered at many Rendezvous events including Cabanes à sucre, KIDSdesvous, Mainstage and the volunteer wrap-up party at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center
  •  February 22: Joined the can-can dancers in the Rendezvous parade
  •  February 20: Hosted a visit at Taylor House from Japanese Consul General Hatori, his wife and also Consul Ikeda of Japan
  •  February 15-17: Hockey Tournament in Dawson City, met with Mayor Potoroka
  •  February 14: Hosted a visit at Taylor House with Consul General Byung-won Chung and Consul Kang Jun Lee of the Republic of Korea
  •  February 12: Signed Co-operation Accord with Commissioner Margaret Thom (NWT) and Commissioner Kusugak (Nunavut) – the three Northern Commissioners
  •  February 12-13: Attended Arctic Inspiration Prize gala and hosted a reception for the Laureates
  •  February 8: Rendezvous kickoff at the Westmark Whitehorse
  •  February 7: Yukon Film Society and l’Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) for La Tournée Québec Cinéma Available Light Film Festival 2019
  •  February 5: Met with Samantha Hand of Skills Canada at Taylor House
  •   February 2-3: Haines Junction Minor Hockey Atom Championships and banquet and met with Mayor Thomas Eckervogt and Councillor Courtney Quinn.
  •  February 1: 2nd Annual Special Olympics Indoor Soccer Invitational
  •  January 31: Attended Yukon Quest banquet and gave a speech
  •  January 30: Soirée en Pyjama at the Canada Games Center to support literacy
  •  January 27: Read stories to children for Family Literacy Day at the gazebo fire-pit area
        •  January 25: Gave introductory speech for the Pivot Festival’s presentation of L’Homme de Hus at the Arts Centre
        •    January 24: Became Honorary President of the Whitehorse Legion Branch 254 and conducted the installation ceremony for the Branch and Ladies Auxiliary Executives at the Legion
        • January 24: Interview with John Kennedy of CKRW
        • January 24: Swore in new Yukon Government Cabinet Secretary Stephen Mills
        • January 23: Gave speech at the RCMP Veterans’ Association – Yukon Division and swore in the new Executive Board members
        • January 21: Presented Governor General’s Award to students Tyrone Kyikavichik (Chief Zzeh Gittlit School), Ona Toews (F.H. Collins Secondary School) and Malorie Hanson (Aurora Virtual School) and also presented a plaque to Gavin Howells for being the 2018 Best in Show of the Yukon-Stikine regional Science Fair
        • January 18: Awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers to Jean Smeeton at her home
        • January 13 – 19: Signed Orders-in-Council, land files and Proclamations
        • January 10: Gave opening speech for the Pivot Festival’s presentation of Trader Time at the Arts Centre

         January 1: Hosted Commissioner's New Year's Levee at the Yukon Government Administration Building

        • December 18: Attended and gave a speech at the Yukon Arts Centre for the Yukon Punjabi Bhangra Society

        • December 14: Attended MP Larry Bagnell's Open House at his Office

        • December 13: Joined in the 40th Anniversary of the first Yukon election and Legislative Assembly featuring party politics

        • December 13: Met with the Policing Partners for a Holiday Social with the RCMP

        • December 13: Attended the Christmas Open House at Yukon Learn

        • December 13: Joined Grand Chief Peter Johnston for Rock the Talk at CHON-FM

        • December 12: Attended Her Majesty's Ship (HMCS) Whitehorse Commemorative Meeting

        • December 11: Attended and gave a speech at Yukon Veterans' Association Christmas Dinner

        • December 10: Attended Christmas Open House at Yukon Human Rights Commission

        • December 10: Attended  and gave a speech at Yukon Arts Centre for "Music for a Winter's Eve"

        • December 7: Hosted an Open House Christmas Party at Taylor House and had visits from the Montessori Daycare, Grow with Joy Daycare and the Grade 4 class from Ecole Émilie-Tremblay

        • December 5: Attended Challenge Christmas Party at the Long House - Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center

        • November 30: Gave a speech at CGC for Project Red Ribbon Launch by MADD

        • November 29: Received and accompanied Governor General Julie Payette for visits in the community and a reception at Yukon College

        • November 27: Hosted a visit at Taylor House from the Girl Guides of Canada

        • November 22: Hosted a visit at Taylor House from the Consul General of the Phillipines

        • November 21: Hosted a visit at Taylor House from the Grade 10 class from Wood Street School | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • November 16: Made a presentation about my role as Commissioner to the Association of Yukon Communities 2018 Elected Officials Orientation

        • November 13-14: Attended receptions for the PNEW Economic Leadership Forum | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • November 11: Attended and made a speech at the Remembrance Day dinner and Remembrance Day Ceremony | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • November 6: Meet and greet with Grand Chief Peter Johnston of the Council of Yukon First Nations

        • November 3:  Handed out awards and gave a speech at the Yukon RCMP Honours and Recognition Ceremony| Whitehorse, Yukon

        • October 26: Presentation of the First Poppy at Veteran's Square near City Hall

        • October 25: Presentation to the Grade 5 class at École Émilie Tremblay

        • October 25: Attended the book launch of The Yukon Fallen of World War 1 at the Legion

        • October 25: Attended the CYFN Elders Gathering Lunch| Whitehorse, Yukon

        • October 16: Attended the reception for Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women| Whitehorse, Yukon

        • October 1-5:Took part in events during National Family Week| Whitehorse, Yukon

        • October 2:  Took part in the flag raising for United Way | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • September 28: Attended and made a speech at the Whitehorse Islamic Centre opening of the mosque | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • September 28: Served pancakes at the United Way Pancake breakfast | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • September 11: Attended and gave a speech at the Council of Federation Literacy Awards meeting | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • August 22: Hosted the Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • August 16: Attended the Cadet Graduation parade at the Whitehorse Cadet Training Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • August 9: Attended the unveiling off Marth Louise Black statue on the corner of 4th and Main Street | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • August 7: Guest chef at the Christ Church Cathedral BBQ | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • August 6: Hosted a visit from the children of La Garderie du Petit Cheval Blanc camp d'été at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 6: Attended the opening of Van Bibber Family - Growing up with the Yukon at the Hougen Heritage Gallery| Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 17: Hosted a visit from the children of the Montessori Borealis summer camp at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 16: Hosted a visit from the children of La Garderie du Petit Cheval Blanc camp d'été at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 6: Attended the opening of Van Bibber Family - Growing up Yukon at the Hougen Heritage Gallery | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 5: Gave opening remarks at the super and cultural event for the Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 4: Hosted a visit from the children of the Teen Parent Centre Day Camp at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • July 1: Participated in the Whitehorse Canada Day Parade and Ceremony at Shipyards Park | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 26: Attended a Yukon Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Westmark Whitehorse  | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 21: Guest judge for the Bannock Bake off at National Indigenous Peoples Days at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 21: Attended the Opening Ceremonies for National Indigenous Peoples Days at the Kwanlin Dun  Cultural Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 15-20: Participated in the Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioner's Conference | Fredericton, New Brunswick

        • June 14: Attended the Swearing-in ceremony of the Honourable Madam Justice Edith M. Campbell at the Courthouse | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 12: Attended the Filipino Independence Day Flag Raising and Celebration at City Hall | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 6: A Volunteer server at the City of Whitehorse Seniors Tea at The Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • June 2: Hosted Commissioner's Tea and Ball at Commissioner Residence and Palace Grand Theatre | Dawson City, Yukon  | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • May 25: Attended the 43rd Annual First Nation Graduation at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • May 22: Attended Vadzaih Choo Drin (Big Caribou Days) | Old Crow, Yukon

        • May 17: Attended the Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards at the Coast High Country Inn | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • May 17: Hosted a visit from Consul General Neil Frank R. of the Philippines at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • May 15: Attended the Journée de La Francophonie at the Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • May 12: Attended the Child Development Centre's fundraising Mother's Day Tea at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • May 7: Attended the All City Band Spring Concert at the Yukon Art Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • April 26: Attended the Change of Command Ceremony for Joint Force North | Yellowknife, N.W.T

        • April 22: Commissioner's Public Celebration at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

        • March 12: Commissioner Angélique Bernard and Administrator Adeline Webber swearing in ceremony at Taylor House  | Whitehorse, Yukon