Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #09-036
February 26, 2009

Winners of 2009 Yukon Students’ Heritage Poster Contest Announced

WHITEHORSE - The winners of this year’s Yukon Students’ Heritage Poster Contest have been announced by Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.

“All entries received this year were very strong,” Taylor said. “The quality of the students’ drawings and accompanying statements clearly indicate the important role that heritage plays in the lives of our youth.”

Kierra Smeeton’s drawing depicting the Widdershin cabin on Second Avenue in Whitehorse won first place in the primary category. Hanna Wirth’s depiction of the S.S. Klondike won first place in the elementary category.

Both winners will be presented with an award and a poster of their drawing at the upcoming Historica Fair this spring.

The Yukon Students’ Heritage Poster Contest is a joint effort of the national Historic Places Initiative, Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA), and Government of Yukon.

For more information on the contest, please visit


Roxanne Vallevand
Cabinet Communications
Erin Wall


Jen Edwards
Communications, Tourism & Culture, Heritage Branch