Spring is hardly here and we're already planning summer parties!
Come join us on June 6th at the Pioneer Hotel at Shipyards Park from 1-4pm to celebrate the start of our summer programming. We'll have cake, activities, and our free book store will be open. Stop off at the Fireweed Market afterwards!
Canada Day is always a fun-filled event at the Pioneer Hotel. Last year there was a bouncy castle... stay tuned to see what we have for you this year!
The Pioneer Hotel will be open all summer. On August 22nd, and we'll have a closing party to say goodbye to our long sunny days. Come celebrate from 1-4pm!
Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in our Yukon Quest Story Contest! Thank you so much to all the young people who entered our contest. We hope you had as much fun writing your stories as we did reading them.
...big drum roll...
The winners are:
Grades 1-3 Category
'The Musher and the Storm' by Caleb Karstensen
'1,000 Miles' by Bryce Sharpe
Grades 4-7 Category
'The Day My Brother Tried to Die' by Kyra McIver
'Stranded at Circle City' by Jayvon Roby
Winners have been contacted and will receive their prizes soon.
Kluane First Nation Muskrat Camp
March 25 - 29th 2019, Pickhandle Lake, Yukon
The Family Literacy Centre is excited to be joining the Kluane First Nation for Muskrat Camp in
2019. Watch for updates!
July 26th - 28th 2019, Carcross, Yukon
The Carcross/Tagish First Nation has invited the Family Literacy Centre to join them for the
Inland Tlingit Celebration Haa Ḵusteeyí in 2019. Stay tuned!
Kluane First Nation Harvest Camp
2019 – Location and Dates TBA
Look for us at Harvest Camp in 2019!
HMCS Whitehorse Donation To Yukon Literacy Coalition
December 12, 2018
Every year the crew of the HMCS Whitehorse raises money to donate to a different charitable
organization in our community. This year 6 members of the crew visited Whitehorse and
presented The Yukon Literacy Coalition with their donation. In thanks we welcomed the crew,
Mayor Dan Curtis, and former Mayor, senator, and “Ship Mother” Ione Christensen at both our
office and The Family Literacy Centre. Thank-you HMCS Whitehorse!
August 29-31 2018, Congdon Creek Campground, Destruction Bay, Yukon
The Family Literacy Centre has attended Harvest Camp for a number of years, and we were
excited to join the Kluane First Nation at camp again in 2018. We had fun canoeing and learning
about traditional ways of using the mountains surrounding Kluane Lake to predict the weather.
We brought a lot of fun activities for the school kids, including gopher burrow puppets, Yukon
scavenger hunts, and our travelling Northern Books Library.
August 23rd 2018
As sad as we are to say goodbye to summer and close-up the Pioneer Hotel for the season, our
closing parties are always loads of fun! Look for us in Shipyards Park next summer, dates to be
August 11 2018, Haines Junction Yukon
The traveling Family Literacy Centre joined the Augusto Children’s Festival in 2018. Located
outside of the Convention Centre, we had a fantastic time engaging folks from all over the
Yukon in fun, literacy-based activities.