The Commissioner and his wife at the Commissioner's Residence.

 

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Contact the Commissioner
Tel:
867.667.5121
Fax: 867.393.6201
Email: commissioner@gov.yk.ca

412 Main Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2B7

 

Events

Taylor House, Yukon's Government House

This year we worked with MacBride Museum to hold talks on the lawn of the Taylor House. We had such a great time that we have decided to host other events here at the Taylor House in hopes to make Yukon's Government House a place to gather, celebrate our history and rejoice in what our future holds.

If you have ideas for an interesting outdoor event at the Taylor House, or are looking for a venue to hold your function please contact the office and we will work with you to include it in the calendar for the summer of 2017.


Celebratory Tulips

150th anniversary tulip

This is the beautiful tulip designed by the Netherlands specifically for Canada's 150th birthday next year.

Watch this Spring for the 150 bulbs planted on the Taylor House lawn begin to sprout.

The public can purchase Canada 150 tulip bulbs at participating Home Hardware stores, so they can enjoy the beauty of this special tulip as part of the Canada 150 celebrations in spring 2017. 



Yukon's Government House dedication ceremony

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Commissioner of Yukon and the Premier of Yukon were on hand to dedicate the historic Taylor House as Yukon's Government House on July 6, 2015.


Our Yukon Commissioners series

Watch the following episodes online: Ione Christensen and Doug Bell | Geraldine Van Bibber and Doug Phillips

 


 

 

Recent Events

  • September 9: Attended the Sports Yukon Klondike Road Relay Banquet | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 7: Hosted Taylor House Talks on the Lawn | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 26:  Attended the Association of Yukon Fire Chiefs Banquet | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 18: Attended Cadet Graduation at the Whitehorse Cadet Training Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 17: Hosted Taylor House Talks on the Lawn  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 16: Hosted the Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards at Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 15: Guest chef at the Christ Church Cathedral BBQ | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 10: Attended RCMP Musical Ride | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 10: Hosted Taylor House Talks on the Lawn | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 3 : Hosted Taylor House Talks on the Lawn | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • August 2; Flipped burgers for the Texas 400 fundraiser hosted by the Whitehorse Fire Department | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • July 21: Attended the Aviation Reunion at the Yukon Transportation Museum | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • July 16: Attended the Closing Ceremony for the 2017 Men's World Softball Championship | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • July 13: Participated in Habitat for Humanity Dedication Ceremony | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • July 2: Participated in the Celebration Stream Train organized by Parks Canada | Carcross-Bennett route, Yukon

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

  • June 29: Attended the Soldier Summit & Alaska Highway Celebration | Solider Summit trail head, Yukon

  • June 27: Attended the Closing Ceremony for the Junior Rangers summer camp | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • June 19-21: Participated in the Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioner's Conference | Ottawa, Ontario

  •  June 12: Hosted a breakfast for the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • June 10: Hosted Commissioner's Tea and Ball at Commissioner Residence  | Dawson City, Yukon

  • June 3: Attended the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour Gala at MacBride Museum  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • June 2:  Attended the First Nation Graduation Ceremony at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • May 24: Attended the MacBride Centennial Dinner at MacBride Museum  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • May 23: Attended the RCMP Rededication Ceremony  | Dawson City, Yukon

  • May 19: Attended Yukon College 2017 Convocation at Yukon College  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • May 17: Attended the Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • May 4: Attended the Autism Fun Run  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • May 4: Attended Yukon/Stikine Heritage Fair  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • May 1: Attended the All City Band Sounds of Spring concert at the Yukon Art Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • April 27: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Watson Lake Johnson Elementary School |  Watson Lake, Yukon

  • April 26: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Teslin School | Teslin, Yukon  

  • April 22: Attended the funeral of former Commissioner Jim Smith | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • April 15: Hosted an Easter egg hunt on the Taylor House lawn, hunt organized by Yukon East Coast Cultural Association | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • April 12: Participated in International Day of Pink | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • April 7-9: Attended the 89th Annual Vancouver Yukoners Reunion | Vancouver, BC

  • April 5: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Ross River School | Ross River, Yukon 

  • April 5: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Del Van Gorder School | Faro, Yukon

  • April 4: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Tantalus School | Carmacks, Yukon

  • March 17: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Elijah Smith Elementary School with Minister Caroline Bennett | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • March 14: Unveiling Ceremony of Commissioner's Crest carving, a gift from the Yukon Legislative Assembly to the Commissioner of Yukon at Taylor House| Whitehorse, Yukon

  • March 8:  Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Chief Zzeh Gittlit School  | Old Crow, Yukon

  • March 7: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Robert Service School | Dawson City, Yukon

  • March 2: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Jack Hulland Elementary | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • March 1: Attended the Walrus Talks at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • February 24: Judge at the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Parade | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • February 23: Attended the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen's Luncheon at Yukon College | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • February 22: Attended Civic Dinner at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • February 21: Canada 150 Northern Tour visit to Ghùch Tlâ Community School  |  Carcross, Yukon

  • February 19: Attended the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen's Tea and Social at the High Country Inn | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • February 18: Attended the Regional Science Fair at the Yukon College | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • February 4: Opening remarks for the start of the Yukon Quest  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • January 12: Delivered the Speech from the Throne at the Legislative Assembly | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • January 1: Commissioner's New Year's Levee at Westmark  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • December 23: Hosted first annual Christmas Open House at the Taylor House | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • December 7 - 9: Attended Northern Task Force Meetings  | Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • December 6: Attended the RCMP Veteran Christmas dinner at the Legion  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • December 6: Flipped pancakes at the Share the Spirit pancake breakfast  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • December 3: Presided over the swearing in of Premier Sandy Silver and cabinet at the foyer of the main Yukon government building | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • December 3: Presided over the swearing in of Liberal Party MLAs at the Legislative Assembly | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • December 1:Presided over the swearing in of Liberal Party leader Sandy Silver | Dawson City, Yukon

  • November 30: Hosted the Commissioner's Youth Showcase Performance at the Old Fire Hall

  • November 29: Presided over the swearing in of Yukon Party MLAs at the Legislative Assembly | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • November 25: Presided over the swearing in of NDP MLAs at the Legislative Assembly | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • November 24: Attended the Bah Humbug Festival of Trees | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • November 11: Attended Remembrance Day Ceremony | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • November 5: Attended the Child Development Centre Fundraiser at the Old Fire Hall | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • November 4: Attended the Remembrance Dinner at the Legion  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • October 28: Attended the 1st Poppy Ceremony at City Hall near Veteran's Square | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • October 26: Visit by Grade 10 French Students from the Wood Street Centre, to the Office of the Commissioner | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • October 22: Attended Kwanlin Dun First Nation Fall GA in | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • October 3: Attended the United Way Flag Raising at City Hall and the Tourism Building | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 30: Attended the International Day of Older Persons at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 30: Attended and helped serve pancakes during the United Way Pancake Breakfast at High Country Inn Convention Center  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 28: Attended the Prince's Charities Dinner | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 28: Commissioner hosted The Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johston during the Royal Visit  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 27: Commissioner did a CTV National News Interview about the Royal Visit  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 27 to 28: Attended and took part in the Royal Visit | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 26: Commissioner visited École Émilie-Tremblay to talk about the upcoming Royal Visit  | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 26: Commissioner visited Holy Family School to talk about the upcoming Royal Visit | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 26: Commissioner visited Grey Mountain School to talk about the upcoming Royal Visit | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 23: Commissioner visited Montessori School to talk about the up coming Royal Visit | Whitehorse, Yukon

  • September 16: Visit by the Great Granddaughter of Robert Service Charlotte Service-Longepe at the Office of the Commissioner | Whitehorse, Yukon