WHITEHORSE - Posters illustrating the winning entries in the 2008 Yukon Students Heritage Poster Contest will be distributed to all schools in Yukon later this month, announced Tourism and Culture Minister Elaine Taylor.
"These posters showcase the pride that Yukon youth have in their heritage," Taylor said. "The places depicted and the accompanying statements of significance show the impact that Yukon's cultural landscapes and historic buildings have on our youth."
The poster by Pascale Dubois, the first place winner in the primary category, depicts Copper Joe Creek near Kluane Lake, while the poster by Victoria Holmes, the first place winner in the elementary category, depicts St. Andrew's Church in Dawson City.
A third poster features a collection of 2008 submissions, including drawings of Carcross Community School, Five Finger Rapid and Dredge #11.
This joint effort of the national Historic Places Initiative (HPI), Yukon Historical & Museums Association and Government of Yukon occurs annually.
Contest details for the 2009 edition will be released in October.
Yukon Historical & Museums Assoc.
Communications, Tourism & Culture
Posters showcasing the pride Yukon has in its heritage will soon be distributed across Yukon. Minister Elaine Taylor, right, is seen with Victoria Holmes, second from left, and Pascale Dubois, who were winners of the Yukon Students Heritage Poster Contest.