YK officially unveils Whistle Bend Elementary School

The Government of Yukon has officially unveiled Whistle Bend Elementary School in Whitehorse. The school was unveiled with a community open house event that started with a traditional smudging ceremony led by Elder Betsy Jackson of the Ta’an Kwächän Council. The open house included a barbecue and tours so that parents, students, and neighbours could explore and familiarize themselves with the new school. The school will host up to 425 elementary school students, who will be able to learn in culturally enriched spaces and specialized education facilities. “I look forward to Whistle Bend Elementary School being a place of learning and growing where the youngest Yukoners begin together on the path of lifelong learning,” said YK Premier Ranj Pillai. The school council will work with the community to choose a new name for the school in the future. YK states that this is the first new elementary school to be built in over two decades.

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