(L to R) Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon with local artists Nicole Bauberger and Jennifer Bowen, and Tourism and Culture’s Visual Art Curator Garnet Muething. Bauberger and Bowen are two of many Yukon artists whose work is being displayed on the Christmas tree at the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre.
WHITEHORSE—The holiday season is an opportunity to buy local products and support Yukon’s artists and craftspeople, Tourism and Culture Minister Mike Nixon said.
“With the holiday season in full swing, I encourage Yukoners to visit local craft sales, retailers and markets to find the perfect gift,” Nixon said. “Looking for the Created in the Yukon snowflake symbol is one way to discover one-of-a-kind items made by Yukon artists and artisans.”
The Created in the Yukon program includes bags, stickers and tags identifying products made locally. The promotional materials are provided free to artists and craftspeople interested in participating in the program. Eligible products include clothing, artworks, books, CDs and food such as jams and jellies.
To view a sample of local products, the public is invited to visit the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre where a Christmas tree has been decorated with a variety of hand-crafted samples.
“We’d like to share Yukon’s creative spirit by highlighting the diversity and beauty of made-in- Yukon products,” Nixon added.
For information about the Created in the Yukon program visit www.tc.gov.yk.ca.
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