Jubilee

During 2022, the Yukon will be celebrating 70 years on the throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.



Events

Launch of the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee, February 6

Check the Commissioner of Yukon’s Facebook page for the Yukon launch.

Flag raising, Sunday, February 6

The Jubilee flag will be raised at the Main Administration Building on 2nd Avenue at sunset and will remain up for the month of February.

Virtual Exhibition, Monday, February 7

The Yukon has had a rich connection with the Queen and her family and to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, the Office of the Commissioner of Yukon is delighted to present the exhibition The Royal Family in the Yukon.

National Illumination Initiative, Thursday, June 2

On Thursday, June 2, a national illumination initiative was held where all federal buildings in Canada were lit up in celebration of the Queen. Due to less darkness available in the Yukon this time of year, the Commissioner’s Office lit up their building in early May and took pictures to share on social media Friday, June 3. 

Platinum Jubilee Celebration, Saturday, June 11

From 5 pm to 7 pm at the Dawson City Museum. Food will be provided by Bonton & Company and entertainment by youth fiddlers. A story will be shared by the Story Laureate of Yukon, Michael Gates, as well as a presentation of the exhibition The Royal Family in the Yukon. This event replaces the annual Commissioner of Yukon’s Ball. Unfortunately, the Parks Canada tea associated with this celebration is cancelled this year. This event is free and all are invited to attend.

Unveiling of the Jubilee Reconciliation Garden at Taylor House, Wednesday, June 22 at 11:30 am

In partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, there will be the unveiling of the Jubilee Reconciliation Garden at Taylor House in Whitehorse. This is part of a national initiative, with each lieutenant governor and territorial commissioner leading the establishment of a garden in their own jurisdiction. All are invited to attend. 

Jubilee Garden Party, Saturday, August 13

From 2 pm to 4 pm at the Commissioner's Residence in Dawson City. There will be cupcakes, games and a story from the Story Laureate of Yukon, Michael Gates. All are invited to attend this free event.

The Office of the Commissioner will hold Jubilee Thursdays throughout the summer. Groups and individuals will be invited to come to Taylor House in Whitehorse to have tea and bannock, see the exhibition The Royal Family in the Yukon, and celebrate the Queen. 

Yukoners are encouraged to take part in the Jubilee celebrations by sharing their memories of past royal tours in the territory or their encounters with royalty. Send pictures or a write up of memories or encounters with royalty to the following address: commissionersoffice@yukon.ca and they will be added to a presentation on royalty in the Yukon.


We will add more events throughout the year. 



Jubilee virtual exhibition

Walk through the Queen's platinum jubilee exhibition at the Commissioner of Yukon's office


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