WHITEHORSE—Staff, students and community members celebrated the new F.H. Collins Secondary School building at its grand opening ceremony last night.
“The opening of this new building was eagerly anticipated and we are thankful for all who came out to celebrate this new home for Yukon students and teachers,” Premier Darrell Pasloski said. “The investment in this new school shows our government’s commitment to making Yukon the best place to live, work, play and raise a family.”
“This is truly a first-class facility that is designed to provide students with a modern education that embraces today’s technologies,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “The new school allows for many learning pathways and is well-equipped for our students to develop essential skills for successful careers.”
The event was organized by the school community and included a school presentation, remarks from Yukon government officials, blessings from the Kwanlin Dün and Ta’an Kwäch’än First Nations and food and music provided by F.H. Collins students.
“Those who attended last night were able to admire the modern and efficient design of the new school,” Minister of Highways and Public Works Scott Kent said. “Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to create this beautiful new facility.”
The school community marked the official closing of the old F.H. Collins building in December 2015, and students began classes in the school’s new home on January 5.