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Pioneer Cemetery Grand Re-Opening
Whitehorse – The City of Whitehorse is excited to announce the grand re-opening of the Pioneer Cemetery taking place on Wednesday, September 5th.
In partnership with the Yukon Order of Pioneers, the Yukon Legion and both active and retired members of the RCMP, the City sought out to improve the aesthetics of the cemetery location and its infrastructure, as well as increase awareness of the cemetery and its historical significance.
Among the improvements are a new main entrance plaza including an entry arch and interpretive panels, a perimeter asphalt walking path with ornamental fencing along Wood Street and Seventh Avenue, the lifting, levelling and cleaning of more than 200 headstones, and the discovery of unmarked graves through the use of radar.
CanNor committed up to $499,500 through its Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program towards the restoration project.
The ceremony will begin at 12:10 p.m. with speeches, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a walking tour of the improvements.
A/Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse