Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #09-014
February 4, 2009

Yukon Historic Resources Fund Supports Eight Projects

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon government, through the Yukon Historic Resources Fund, is contributing $30,350 to eight projects that further the preservation, interpretation and appreciation of Yukon’s historic resources, Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor announced.

“The Government of Yukon is pleased to support these initiatives,” Taylor said. “They are all a clear demonstration of the pride, enthusiasm and ingenuity that Yukoners possess when it comes to showcasing their heritage.”

Projects this year supported by the annual Yukon Historic Resources Fund range from the study and reproduction of Hets’edan Ku traditional sewing methods to the planning and design of a firefighter artifact shelter in Dawson City.

“This will enable us to preserve and promote the legacy of Yukon firefighting heritage for future generations,” Mark Wickham of the Dawson Firefighters Association said. “The new building will expand our current facility and allow this rare and valuable collection to be centrally stored and displayed in one location.”

To learn more about the Yukon Historic Resources Fund, visit


Attached: List of recipients from 2008 intake

Roxanne Vallevand
Cabinet Communications
Jen Edwards
Communications, Tourism & Culture


2008 Intake Recipients

  Applicant  Project Description

Amount Allocated

1 Anne Morgan Caribou Hotel, Phase III
To install a vapour barrier and spray-in foam insulation


2 Babe Richards The Unsinkable Babe Richards: An Extraordinary Life
To research, write and publish a biography of Babe Richards


3 Dawson Firefighters Association Dawson Firefighter Shelter - Phase One (Planning and Design)
To conduct planning and design for a Dawson Firefighters Association collections building


4 Doug Davidge A.J. Goddard Site Evaluation (Yukon River Survey)
To conduct a photographic survey and assessment of the A.J. Goddard


5 Hets’edan Ku, Yukon College Hets’edan Ku traditional Sewing Project
To study and interpret traditional Northern Tutchone sewing methods, clothing and language


6 Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) Exterior Maintenance & Upgrade, Odd Fellows Hall, Dawson City
To perform exterior maintenance and upgrading to the Odd Fellows Hall in Dawson City


7 Vuntut Gwitchin Government (VGN) Gwich’in Language & Graphics Enhancement Project
To provide enhancements to the publication History of the Van Tat Gwich’in, Old Crow, Yukon


8 YHMA Conference 2009 Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA)
To plan for and hold the 2009 YHMA heritage conference