Government of Yukon provides more than $1.6 million in funding to sport and recreation

The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, has announced $1,621,117 in funding to territorial sport organizations, special recreation groups, athletes and officials.

This funding will help Yukon sport organizations organize and run activities related to sport development, leadership development and facility operations and maintenance. It also offers support to individual athletes and officials who have demonstrated they are at a high or elite performance level.

The funding includes:

  • A total of $830,817 to 27 territorial sport organizations and $165,800 to five territorial recreation organizations through the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) program;
  • A total of $467,500 to 22 territorial sport organizations through the Yukon Sport 4 Life (YS4L) program;
  • A total of $101,000 to 41 athletes and two officials through the Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program; and
  • A total of $56,000 to five athletes through the Elite Athlete Assistance program.

Staying healthy, active and connected is more important than ever. These Yukon sport and recreation organizations provide us with opportunities to do that. Our Yukon teams and athletes inspire us with their commitment and achievements, making their marks on the regional, national and international stage. We are pleased to provide this annual funding in support of recreation, sports, achievement and wellness.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee funding helps Yukon sport governing bodies and special recreation groups develop and deliver sport and recreation development initiatives.

  • Yukon Sport 4 Life is project-based funding that supports enhanced sport participation initiatives.

  • The Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program provides funding for athletes who have demonstrated performance that is beyond the territorial level, with the potential for improvement at the provincial, national or international levels.

  • The Elite Athlete Assistance program funds athletes who have been carded by Sport Canada and assists them to prepare and participate in international sport.

  • Given the evolving situation of COVID-19, the Government of Yukon is approaching this year’s funding with some flexibility and will continue to do so.

Backgrounder 

2021–2022 annual sport funding

Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee funding

Sport groups

Alpine Ski Association of Yukon

$28,000

Arctic Edge Skating Club

$36,000

Athletics Yukon

$11,000

Basketball Yukon

$44,000

Biathlon Yukon

$27,000

Climb Yukon

$10,000

Cross Country Yukon

$105,000

Cycling Association of Yukon

$16,500

Equine Association of Yukon

$12,000

Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society

$22,000

Judo Yukon

$33,500

Snowboard Yukon Association

$29,000

Squash Yukon

$21,500

Swim Yukon

$49,500

Table Tennis Yukon

$12,000

Tennis Yukon

$10,317

Volleyball Yukon

$52,500

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association

$76,000

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association

$21,000

Yukon Badminton Association

$12,000

Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club

$11,500

Yukon Curling Association

$11,000

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$29,000

Yukon Golf Association

$10,500

Yukon Gymnastics Association

$44,000

Yukon Orienteering Association

$12,000

Yukon Soccer Association

$84,000

Special recreation groups

Elder Active Recreation Association

$42,900

Friends of Mount Sima Society

$42,900

Girl Guides of Canada Yukon Council

$8,500

Scout Canada Group Yukon

$8,500

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

$63,000

Yukon Sport 4 Life program

Alpine Ski Association of Yukon

$16,000

Arctic Edge Skating Club

$27,000

Athletics Yukon Association

$6,000

Basketball Yukon

$22,500

Biathlon Yukon

$14,000

Climb Yukon Association

$7,500

Cross Country Yukon

$65,000

Cycling Association of Yukon

$10,000

Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society

$15,000

Judo Yukon

$18,000

Snowboard Yukon Association

$18,500

Squash Yukon

$8,000

Swim Yukon

$38,000

Tennis Yukon

$850

Volleyball Yukon

$24,000

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association

$42,150

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association

$17,000

Yukon Curling Association

$8,000

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$23,500

Yukon Golf Association

$3,000

Yukon Gymnastics Association

$39,500

Yukon Soccer Association

$44,000

Elite athlete funding

Nadia Moser

Biathlon

$11,500

Dahria Beatty

Cross-country skiing

$11,500

Graham Nishikawa

Cross-country skiing

$11,500

Jessica Frotten

Athletics, Paralympic

$11,500

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon

Freestyle skiing

$10,000

High performance funding

Athletes

 

 

Emmett Kapaniuk

Archery

$2,500

Anton Tutdhorn-Menzel

Badminton

$1,500

Maren Bilsky

Basketball

$1,500

Jayden Demchuk

Basketball  

$2,000

Sammy Demchuk

Basketball  

$1,000

Jake Draper

Biathlon 

$5,000

Romeo Champagne

Biathlon

$3,000

Noah Marnik

Biathlon 

$500

Derek Deuling

Cross-country skiing

$7,000

Sasha Masson

Cross-country skiing

$7,000

Sonjaa Schmidt

Cross-country skiing

$5,000

Taylor Legge

Curling

$500

Dannika Mikkelsen

Curling

$500

Bayly Scoffin

Curling

$500

Neizha Snider

Curling

$500

Aisha Roldan

Cycling

$2,000

Mara Roldan

Cycling

$4,000

Mathilde Roldan

Cycling

$1,500

Mikayla Kramer

Figure skating

$2,000

Neil Mikkelsen

Freestyle skiing

$2,500

Julianne Girouard

Flatwater Paddling

$2,500

Joel Girouard

Flatwater Paddling

$500

Caleb Parry

Flatwater Paddling

$500

Aimery Barrault

Golf

$2,000

Maude Molgat

Gymnastics

$2,500

Lily Whitten

Gymnastics

$2,000

Gavin McKenna

Hockey

$5,000

Conner LaBar

Hockey

$2,000

Wynne Anderson-Lindsay

Hockey

$1,000

Tuja Dryer

Judo

$1,500

Ben Machtans

Snowboarding

$3000

Riley Boland

Snowboarding

$1,000

Joseph Hanson

Soccer

$4,000

Callum Weir

Soccer

$2,500

Jasmine Sealy

Soccer

$500

Hannah Kingscote

Swimming

$3,750

Amelia Barrault

Swimming

$3,250

Thomas Bakica

Swimming

$2,250

Alex Petriw

Swimming

$2,250

Thomas Gishler

Swimming

$2,000

Kassua Dryer

Swimming

$1,500

Money set aside for individuals attending

World Championships

$1,500

Officials

Paul Butra

Basketball

$1,000

Doug Petriw

Swimming

$1,000

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

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

News release #: 
21-225