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Commemoration 75 – Haines Junction

September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You are invited to “Commemoration 75- A Highway Runs Through It”

This is a gathering for all Haines Junction residents, past and present, and our friends and neighbours to come together to:

  • Show and share your items and memorabilia of Haines Junction and the Alaska Highway that you have collected over the years
  • Break bread with your neighbours and share in a potluck supper
  • Share and hear stories of the Alaska Highway
  • Contribute to a Community Tree

Community Tree

Like a tree, the origins of the life of this community does not start with what we see, but with the roots, the trunk and on-going growth. Past, and present community members are asked to send some information to be added to our community database, so that those connections are kept. Everyone is invited to come to Haines Junction to take part in the event. We anticipate that a more “conceptual” tree will come of this as a “living piece” of art, as the community grows and more names are added.

Learn more and fill out a form with your info at  www.milepost1016.com

Information can also be sent to milepost1016@gmail.com

Need more information? Call Village of Haines Junction at 634-7100

Schedule of Events – Commemoration 75 – September 9, 2017

2-8pm        St. Elias Centre- Haines Junction, Yukon       Everybody Welcome!

2pm – Commemoration 75- A Highway Runs Through It starts!

Time to share your Yukon, Haines Junction, and Alcan Highway items and memorabilia. Display those photographs, get to know about past residents, come to know about current residents! Some light refreshment provided, and table space too. We will have some scanners, laptops and LCD projectors if you have some photos, documents, or digital files on a USB stick that you would like to share and to be put into the Village of Haines Junction archives for future residents.

Be sure to bring those photos that you know were taken here in Haines Junction and surrounding areas, but the name of the face escapes you…

Sponsored by Haines Junction Girl Guides and 1CRPG Junior Ranger Patrol

Family Photobooth– Come be photographed with your family! Be it relatives by blood, by love, or by

loyalty, lets capture that in a photograph. A free copy will be sent to you, and a

copy will remain in the Village of Haines Junction archives for our future. 2-5 pm

Sponsored by- St.Elias School Breakfast Club

Community Tree – All residents past and present come add your name to the Community Tree and you and your family’s information into the Community Tree Project. We want to hear your stories, see your photos, and learn, as well as document, moments in our community. What is/was important to you about living here? What was an important time in our past?  What was really fun, special or even difficult about  living here?

Sponsored by – Shawkwunlee Dunena Sports Society

Community Time Line – What were some important times in our history.  Let’s capture them on our community timeline. Rack your minds for those important dates, and share them!

Community Photograph and Special Art Unveiling- 5 pm  St. Elias Centre

Potluck Supper –  6pm – Break bread with your neighbour.
BBQ Chicken & Ribs on the menu, and as well as community potluck offerings.
Sponsored by- Romp N Run Playgroup, Haines Junction Lions and 14 Acre Farm.

 All Day Long –      Firepit to chat by (bring a chair), Kluane Wagon Trail and Photo slide shows.

Can’t be here? We still want to get to know you!

Please fill out information to add to the Community Tree Project at-        


Save the date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017


St.Elias Centre, Haines Junction, Yukon