Learn about the events the Commissioner of Yukon attends and hosts each year.

Commissioner of Yukon events

Annual Events

Each year, the Commissioner attends the following events:

January – Commissioner's New Year's Levee, Family Literacy Day
February – Arctic Inspiration Awards, Yukon Quest, Sourdough Rendezvous
March – Arctic Winter Games (every 2 years), BC/ Yukon Life Saving Ceremony
April – Vancouver Yukoners’ Association Annual Banquet, Yukon Youth Parliament
May – Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards, Journee de la Francophonie Yukonnaise
June –  National Indigenous Peoples Day
July – Canada Day
August – Cadet Graduation, Outstanding Youth Achievement Awards, Commissioner's Picnic
September – Culture Days, United Way Pancake Breakfast, Whitehorse-Lancieux Friendship
October – presentation of the first poppy
November – Remembrance Day activities, Vice-Regal Conference (2021)
December – Annual Christmas Open House

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Commissioner's New Year's Levee

Commissioner of Yukon New Year's Levee

The Commissioner's New Year's Levee is held each year on January 1 in Whitehorse. The event includes award presentations and musical performances followed by a catered reception.

Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 from 2 p.m to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Audience: all ages
Cost: free

Commissioner's Tea

Commissioner's Tea 2018

The annual Commissioner's Tea is co-hosted by Parks Canada and the IODE on the lawns of the grand Commissioner's Residence in Dawson City, Yukon.

Date: TBD
Location: lawns of the Commissioner's Residence in Dawson City, Yukon
Audience: this is an all age event and the public is welcome to attend
Cost: free

Commissioner's Picnic

Commissioner's Ball

The Commissioner's Ball will not happen for 2021. Instead join us for the Commissioner's Picnic held on Discovery Day weekend in Dawson City.  This is a FREE family friendly event.

Date: August 14, 2021 from 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Location: on the grounds of the Commissioner's Residence, Dawson City, Yukon
Audience: all ages

Come enjoy an afternoon with the Commissioner and picnic on the grounds of the Commissioner's Residence. Enjoy a game of croquet or bocce ball with your safe bubble on the grounds of Fort Herchmer. Event will adhere to COVID protocols.


To contact the Commissioner’s office phone 867-667-5121, email or visit 412 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 4V4.

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