Government of Yukon community recreation leadership award winner

Today, Minister of Community Services John Streicker presented Teslin’s Amy Handrahan with the Government of Yukon’s annual community recreation leadership award. The Government of Yukon gives out this award every year to Yukoners who have made outstanding contributions to recreation in their community. Amy Handrahan was nominated for her specific contributions as a coach with Teslin Minor Hockey and her overall commitment to recreation programming in her community.

Community recreation leaders play a critical role in Yukon. Their drive and passion help create countless opportunities for community members to stay active and connected with each other. Amy is an amazing example of a recreation leader who goes above and beyond to support her community and I am honoured to present her with this year’s award.

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

Amy is always extending herself as much as possible to participate in community recreation programs. She goes above and beyond to be involved in recreation, especially when it comes to youth programs, and gives readily of her time. She exemplifies the positive impact involved and engaged RCMP members can have on a community.

Village of Teslin Recreation Manager Lindsay Johnston

Quick facts 
  • The Government of Yukon typically presents the community recreation leadership award every year at the annual recreation gathering, which it hosts jointly with the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY). Due to the pandemic, the Association is hosting a series of online workshops in lieu of an in-person gathering. Minister Streicker presented the award at one of these workshops.

  • Thirty-eight individuals from communities throughout Yukon have received the award since the government first presented it in 2000.

Backgrounder 

Government of Yukon Community Recreation Leadership Award recipients

 

2000

Bonnie Roberts

Pelly Crossing

2000

Brian Hemsley

Ross River

2000

Monna Sproffreeff

Dawson City

2001

Gary Knickle

Beaver Creek

2001

Tracy Kassi

Old Crow

2002

Dennis Mitchell

Carmacks

2002

Colin MacPherson

Ross River

2003

George Skookum

Carmacks

2003

Ian Spencer

Mayo

2004

Jason Barber

Dawson City

2004

Kyle Smith

Ross River

2005

Betty Gill

Pelly Crossing

2005

Jim Healy

Marsh Lake

2006

Shawn  and Kelly Pollard

Carcross

2006

Wendy Andre

Mayo

2007

Karen McKenna

Mount Lorne

2007

John Streicker

Marsh Lake

2008

Bernard Menelon

Mayo

2008

Jeremy Harper

Pelly Crossing

2009

Beverly James

Carcross

2009

Chris Nash

Whitehorse

2009

Judy Freak

Faro

2010

Irwin Gaw

Dawson City

2010

Bill Power

Faro

2011

Dan and Val Drummond

Haines Junction

2012

Fran Etzel

Ross River

2013

Anne Morgan

Whitehorse

2013

Ursula Angerer

Tagish

2014

Tristan Nieman

Beaver Creek

2014

Meaghen Kimmitt

Watson Lake

2015

Pavlina Sudrich

Whitehorse

2016

Jeremy McCulloch

Old Crow

2017

Patty Moore

Haines Junction

2018

Kara Went

Faro

2019

Cindy Underhill

Carmacks/Tagish

2019

Lisa Preto

Haines Junction

2020

Amy Handrahan

Teslin

Contact 

Matthew Cameron
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7136
matthew.cameron@gov.yk.ca

Odile Nelson
Communications, Community Services
867-332-0886
odile.nelson@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-382