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  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
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Yukon

Whitehorse, Yukon
Registration of a Flag
December 15, 2010
Vol. VI, p. 11

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Blazon

Flag

Per pale Vert and Azure on a pale Argent the arms and crest of Yukon above two stems of fireweed in saltire proper;


Symbolism

Flag

The arms and crest of Yukon are shown with two fireweed plants, the territorial floral emblem. The blue represents Yukon’s rivers and lakes, the green represents its forests, and the white signifies snow.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on November 12, 2011, in Volume 145, page 3514 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Lynn Lambert.

Painter
* Not available / Non disponible

Calligrapher
* Not applicable / Sans objet


Recipient Information

Civil Institution
Provincial & Territorial (General)

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The Flag was adopted by the Flag Ordinance (O.Y.T. 1967, c.3) assented on the 1 December 1967, to be in force effective on the 1 March 1968.