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09-06 Whitehorse-Lancieux Sister City celebration
September 6th
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Whitehorse City Hall
2121, 2nd Avenue
The City of Whitehorse and the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) would like to invite you to celebrate the friendship between the cities of Whitehorse and Lancieux, the two communities which the poet Robert W. Service chose to call home.
Lancieux held a special place in this poet's heart, who made it his Sweet Home. Although this seaside town appears vastly different from Whitehorse, Robert W. Service found it equally inspiring. His love of Whitehorse and Lancieux is what continues to bring together these two cities.

Friday, September 6, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
A ceremony at Whitehorse City Hall with light refreshments, followed by the raising of the Lancieux flag (2121 Second Avenue).

A Short History about Becoming Sister Cities
In 2000, AFY agreed to carry out a project to establish ties between Lancieux, in France, and Whitehorse, in the Yukon, two adoptive lands of the "Bard of the Yukon", Robert W. Service. In order to make the pairing of the two cities official, a delegation of French-speaking youth from the Yukon brought a proclamation to France and read it in both official languages during a signing ceremony.
To this day, Whitehorse and Lancieux still honour this bond and proudly fly the flag of their sister city once a year to mark their friendship.
Robert William Service is a British poet who is especially well-known for his works about Canada. He was born January 16, 1874, in Preston and passed away September 11, 1958, in Lancieux.
Marjolène Gauthier
A / Community Relations and Communications Officer
867 668-2663, ext 332
Merci au ministère du Tourisme et de la Culture du Yukon, à l’Aurore boréale et aux autres organismes et individus qui nous ont permis d’utiliser leurs photos.
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