WHITEHORSE—Commissioner of Yukon Doug Phillips presented commemorative pins to former Yukon commissioners this weekend during Yukon birthday celebrations in Dawson.
“This commemorative pin is a way to recognize the service that a commissioner provides to Yukon,” Phillips said. “It is a small memento of their time in office that can be worn for the rest of their lives.”
The pin was presented to the following former commissioners at a ceremony during the Commissioner’s Tea on June 8:
- Ken McKinnon: Commissioner of Yukon from 1986 to 1995
- Jack Cable: Commissioner of Yukon from 2000 to 2005
- Geraldine Van Bibber: Commissioner of Yukon from 2005 to 2010
Jim Smith, Commissioner of Yukon from 1966 to 1976, received the pin at his home in Whitehorse on May 31. The remaining five living former commissioners will receive their pins later this year. From this point, the pin will be given to outgoing commissioners at their farewell ceremony.
The Commissioner’s Commemorative Pin was designed and handmade by Yukon goldsmiths. At the centre of each piece is the Yukon emblem, surrounded by a 14-karat yellow gold halo, inset with gold nuggets from Davidson Creek and mounted on a sterling silver background. Each pin is engraved with the office title and the dates of each commissioner’s term.
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