Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #11-076
June 13, 2011

Commissioner of Yukon presents Youth Recognition Award to Dawson class

WHITEHORSE—Commissioner Doug Phillips presented Robert Service School’s Grade 6 class with the Commissioner’s Youth Recognition Award during the Commissioner’s Tea on Saturday.

“We are proud of our youth. Recognizing them for their contribution to their community and to society is important,” Commissioner Phillips said. “It ensures that they feel valued and encourages further service.”

The class, who call themselves “the Class of ‘99” because of the year they were born, has been fundraising and volunteering for various projects and initiatives since the first grade.

The Commissioner’s Youth Recognition Award is presented to youth 18-years-old and under who have performed an outstanding or extraordinary service for their community or who have made positive contributions and demonstrated leadership in their activities by volunteering their time, energy and talent for the betterment of their community.

The Commissioner’s Tea is an annual public event hosted by Parks Canada and the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Dawson Chapter.



Cathy Cheeseman
Commissioner’s Office


Cheryl Major
Communications, Executive Council Office