Established in 1977, YHMA works to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage. Charitable No: 11930 7924 RR 0001
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E-Bulletin | August 8, 2014

1. YHMA Inaugural croquet Tournament
2. Next Heritage Training Fund intake deadline is October 15th
3. Museums assistance Program 2014-2015 deadline
4. Yukon Heritage Happenings Roundup

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1. YHMA Inaugural Croquet Tournament

This past Saturday YHMA held its inaugural croquet tournament. Nine teams of two squared off in a double elimination tournament. We could not have asked for better weather and had a great day out in the sun! We were pleased to see so much spirit and enthusiasm from all our participants!

Congratulations to our winners:
1st place: Blazing Mallets: Daniel MacDonald and Kevin Hannam
2nd Place: Yukon Transportation Museum: Janna Powell and Katrina Wohlfarth
3rd Place: Monocle and Top Hat: Graham Lang and Andrew Johnson
Sticky Wicket: Joel Edgecombe and Maria Edgecombe
Best Team Spirit: BYNC: John Streicker and Pippa Black
Best Period Costume: Yukon Wildlife Preserve: Greg Meredith and Hayley Wood

Thanks to all our sponsors and contributors and to everyone who came out to support Yukon Heritage!

More picture from the tournament can be seen 
2. Next Heritage Training Fund intake deadline is October 15th
The next intake period deadline for applications to the Heritage Training Fund will be Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. 

The Yukon Heritage Training Fund (HTF) was designed to give Yukon residents the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge in the heritage sector. All training approved through this fund must be directly related to increasing the employability of Yukon’s heritage workers and providing Yukon employers with a better-trained workforce.

HTF is funded by the Yukon Government’s Department of Education, Advanced Education and is administered by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association. Applications are reviewed by a committee of members representing heritage sectors and are assessed based on eligibility, merit and an ability to meet fund criteria.

For more information and HTF Application from click here.

3. Museums Assistance Program 2014-2015 deadline

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that:

  • facilitate Canadians’ access to our heritage;
  • foster the preservation of Canada’s cultural heritage, including the preservation of representative collections of Aboriginal cultural heritage; and
  • foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.

The Government of Canada has announced a series of new measures to promote Canadian history.

For the Museums Assistance Program, priority is now given to history-related projects, and the requirement that travelling history exhibits must circulate beyond their province or territory of origin is eliminated.

Also beginning April 1, 2014, the program will support museums, including small museums, in borrowing artefacts from the national collection of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.

A total amount of up to $1 million per year will be available for history-related projects.

Application deadline for Access to Heritage, Collections Management and Aboriginal Heritage components is November 1st.
4. Yukon Heritage Happenings Roundup

Heritage is happening at museums, cultural centres and historic sites across the Territory! Here are some of the programs and events going on throughout the Yukon:

George Johnston Museum  (Teslin):
km 1294 (Mile 804) Alaska Highway, Teslin | Open Daily 9am-6pm (June 1-Sept 1)

George Johnston Museum and Heritage Park is a must-see Teslin attraction named after the venerated Tlingit elder, trapper, fur trader, entrepreneur and photographer. George Johnston's photographs, his restored 1928 Chevy hunting car and colourful exhibits of Tlingit ceremonial regalia and traditional artifacts tell the story of the Inland Tlingit as they met the rapid changes of the first half of the 20th century.

The museum gift shop replicating Johnston’s 1950 general store stocks Tlingit arts and crafts, and small Yukon gifts. A small theatre shows films including renowned National Film Board film: “Picturing a People” by Tlingit Director Carol Geddes. Visitors can view a 1940s Air Radio building exhibit, stroll prepared trails or picnic in the interpretive rest areas.

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre (Whitehorse):
1171 Front Street, Whitehorse | Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Concert: A Tribe Called Red and Vision Quest | Tuesday August 12 | 7pm
Adults $20, 12-18 years $10, kids under 12 and elders free. Tickets are available at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre and Northern Cultural Expressions Society.

Dawson City Museum (Dawson):
5th Ave., between Hanson & Turner Streets, Dawson City | Open daily 10am to 6pm (Mid-May - Mid-Sept)

The Dawson City Museum is housed in the beautiful Old Territorial Administration Building National Historic Site, one of the premier heritage attractions in the Yukon. The exhibits provide an in-depth look at Dawson’s social and mining history, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in People, pre-gold rush history, the colourful Gold Rush era, and the natural history of the Klondike. Three Klondike Mines Railway locomotives, including one of the oldest preserved examples in Canada, are housed in the museum's train shelter.

Daily Programming
Including historical films, tours and live demonstrations.

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