Proud to be a part of the community

Proud to be a part of the community The Conservative Party of Canada - Yukon Conservative Association was pleased to host more than 300 Yukoners last week at our summer barbecue (more than half of whom were simply interested Yukoners and not party memb

The Conservative Party of Canada – Yukon Conservative Association was pleased to host more than 300 Yukoners last week at our summer barbecue (more than half of whom were simply interested Yukoners and not party members). This event was held during Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s annual northern tour.

Holding this year’s barbecue within the traditional territory of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, we were also pleased to have Chief Danny Cresswell as an honoured guest.

This event marked Prime Minister Harper’s eighth trip to Yukon in the past seven years – the most visits to the territory of any prime minister in Canadian history. On his many visits, Prime Minister Harper has been to Dawson, Haines Junction, Mayo, Carcross, Minto and Whitehorse.

We would also like to thank our suppliers and their staff for their hard work as part of this year’s event: Unitech Sound and Lighting and Caribou Crossing Trading Post. We are happy to support the local economy through our events.

Some of the local media mistakenly reported that our barbecue was a fundraiser. But at $25 per adult (kids 12 and under were free), this was a cost recovery event and not a fundraiser.

Mind you, the Yukon Conservative Association is proud of our local community involvement through activities that have included raising over $10,000 for local charities such as the Cycle to Walk, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Whitehorse Food Bank over the past five years, as well as helping to sponsor local events such as the Yukon River Quest.

The Yukon Conservative Association has a number of events throughout the year. If anyone is interested in being on our distribution list for upcoming events, feel free to email yukonconservativeassociation@northwestel.net and we will be happy to keep you informed about upcoming events. If anyone is interested in joining the party, they can sign up at www.conservative.ca.

We are a political party but we are also Yukoners and proud to be involved in the Yukon community.

Michael Lauer

Conservative Party of Canada

Yukon Conservative Association

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