Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
April 12, 2013

Yukon Education Week 2013 will celebrate ‘Every Student, Every Day’

WHITEHORSE—The importance of lifelong learning will be highlighted as the territory celebrates Education Week from April 15 to 19.

“Education Week is an opportunity to remind ourselves that learning is not limited to students participating in school activities,” Education Minister Scott Kent said. “This year the theme is Every Student, Every Day, which highlights the value of maintaining a thirst for knowledge and celebrates each individual’s unique interests.”

The annual week-long celebration raises awareness about the importance of encouraging curiosity in Yukoners of all ages. It features events across the territory hosted by many organizations with an interest in education including schools, Yukon College, First Nations and non-government organizations.

Events include a celebration of Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, an open house and evening of games at École Émilie Tremblay and student concerts and cultural displays in the Government of Yukon Main Administration Building every day at lunch.

To encourage public awareness of the resources available to students and families, Yukon Education will host its annual open house on Thursday April 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 1000 Lewes Boulevard. There will be music, prizes and activities, including model making for young inventors, bottle-rocket building, and a juggling workshop.

For a full listing of this year’s Education Week events and activities, watch for the calendar of events in local newspapers or visit the Education department's website for more information.

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Contact:

Matthew Grant
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
matthew.grant@gov.yk.ca

Paige Parsons
Communications, Yukon Education
867-456-6789
paige.parsons@gov.yk.ca


News Release #13-090