Government of Yukon

December 7, 2012

Car seat safety draw winners get education funding boost

WHITEHORSE—The 2012 winners of the Child Car Seat Safety Program draw were announced today by the Minister of Highways and Public Works Wade Istchenko.

“This program has demonstrated overwhelming success again this year,” Istchenko said. “The families who won this contest not only help to ensure vehicle safety but have also won a $500 Registered Education Savings Plan contribution towards their child’s future education.”

The 2012 winners, all from Whitehorse, are:

  • Nathan Hirsch, aged five
  • Ronin Tiberius McEwan Strachan, aged seven months
  • Roket-Ryu James Laidler, aged five months
  • Sarah Dissmann, aged 16 months

To be eligible for the draw, participants had their vehicle’s child restraint system or booster seat inspected by a Government of Yukon certified child restraint system technician. This year, 232 people had their child car seats inspected, an increase of more than 50 per cent from last year.

2012 was the 11th year of the car seat safety program, which will continue next year.

The Department of Highways and Public Works’ child car seat safety team continues to work with parents to increase car seat safety and awareness throughout the territory.

For more information on child car seat safety and how to get your child’s car seat inspected, call 867-667-5832 or visit



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Jennifer Gehmair
Communications, Highways & Public Works

News Release #12-243