Past Themes

2014 Heritage Day

The 2014 theme was "Have Fun with Heritage: Historic Places Made for Play".

No matter the season, children have always been drawn to the outdoors to play. And many places designed for play have a long history and treasured place in our hearts and our communities: traditional athletic fields, playgrounds, boardwalks and beaches, fairgrounds, parklands, wading pools and outdoor rinks are where childhood memories are made. Their equipment and fixtures may have changed over time, but their value remains rooted in place, where experiences are shared and a sense of belonging created.

For the young, and the young at heart, historic places made for play are all around us and ready to be enjoyed.   

YHMA encouraged Yukon youth to celebrate Heritage Day with a colouring contest. Winners were drawn from all completed entries received, and were announced in the Yukon News.

The 2014 winning submissions are:

1st Place, Maeve McDowell:

"I like watching the Yukon Quest race. One time, I was watching the dogs come in and I got 'Lucky's' bootie. This race is unique to our Territory."

Maeve will receive a Parks Canada Family Discovery Pass that provides unlimited entry to almost 100 National Parks and Historic Sites for a year

2nd Place, Adelle Anderson:

"My favourite thing to do is go to the church and have sourdough pancakes."

Adelle will receive a Family Pass for Parks Canada's "Then and Now" tour in Dawson City


3rd Place, Cole Germain:

"My favourite heritage activity is the Yukon Quest Race. Dogsledding is a big part of the Yukon's history. It was the way to travel in the past. It is a lot of fun to watch the mushers and their dogs!"

Cole will receive a Yukon Historic Sites Prize Pack.