In recognition of the Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair

I rise today on behalf of the Yukon Liberal caucus to also pay tribute to the 2014 Yukon/Stikine Regional Science Fair.

The science fair provides students with opportunities for independent learning and to explore new interests and passions.

It teaches the value of innovation and technology, as well as the importance of exploring new ideas. This year, 68 science projects from students in grades 4 to 12 were selected to compete in the Yukon regional level. Projects from several schools, including Jack Hulland, Teslin School, Vanier Catholic Secondary, Whitehorse Elementary, Holy Family and Hidden Valley, as well as from the home educators, took part.

The winners in grade 7 to 12 will have an opportunity of course to represent us on the national stage in Fredericton, New Brunswick and I just want to say congratulations to the winners, to Kaleb and to Aiden and to Derek. Take that Yukon flag and represent us well in the Maritimes. You are absolutely the future of the Yukon and your innovation and your ideas and quest for knowledge will help drive the territory for many years to come.