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

The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, today announced $1,633,365 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:

  • $859,500 to 27 territorial sport organizations and $172,365 to five territorial recreation organizations through the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) program;
  • $467,500 to 22 territorial sport organizations through the Yukon Sport 4 Life (YS4L) program;
  • $69,500 to 26 athletes and three officials through the Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance program; and
  • $64,500 to six athletes through the Elite Athlete Assistance program.

Yukon sport and recreation organizations provide us with opportunities to stay healthy, stay active and stay connected. Our Yukon teams and athletes continue to shine on the regional, national and international stage, inspiring us all with their drive and achievements. We are pleased to provide this annual funding in support of recreation, sports, achievement and wellness.

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

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. There will be a second intake for this program in the fall of 2020.

  • 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 

20202021 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

$45,000

Biathlon Yukon

$28,000

Cross Country Yukon

$110,000

Cycling Association of Yukon

$16,000

Equine Association of Yukon

$12,000

Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society

$22,500

Judo Yukon

$35,500

Snowboard Yukon Association

$29,000

Squash Yukon

$22,000

Swim Yukon

$50,000

Synchro Yukon Association

$17,000

Table Tennis Yukon

$14,000

Tennis Yukon

$8,500

Volleyball Yukon

$53,500

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association

$80,000

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association

$21,500

Yukon Badminton Association

$13,000

Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club

$12,000

Yukon Curling Association

$11,000

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$29,000

Yukon Golf Association

$11,000

Yukon Gymnastics Association

$44,000

Yukon Orienteering Association

$12,000

Yukon Soccer Association

$88,000

 

Special recreation groups

Girl Guides

$8,500

Yukon Scout Council

$14,550

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

$59,315

ElderActive Recreation Association

$45,000

Friends of Mount Sima

$45,000

                                            

Yukon Sport 4 Life program

Alpine Ski Association of Yukon

$15,500

Arctic Edge Skating Club

$29,000

Athletics Yukon

$7,500

Basketball Yukon

$25,000

Biathlon Yukon

$13,000

Cross Country Yukon

$67,000

Cycling Association of Yukon

$6,500

Equine Association of Yukon

$3,200

Flatwater Paddling Yukon Society

$18,500

Judo Yukon

$20,000

Snowboard Yukon Association

$18,000

Squash Yukon

$8,000

Swim Yukon

$40,000

Synchro Yukon Association

$6,000

Tennis Yukon

$1,125

Volleyball Yukon

$26,000

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association

$42,000

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association

$17,000

Yukon Curling Association

$5,000

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$24,175

Yukon Gymnastics Association

$29,000

Yukon Soccer Association

$46,000

 

 

Elite athlete funding

Nadia Moser

Biathlon

$11,500

Dahria Beatty

Cross-country skiing

$11,500

Graham Nishikawa

Cross-country skiing

$11,500

Sasha Masson

Cross-country skiing

$8,500

Jessica Frotten

Athletics, paralympic

$11,500

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon

Freestyle skiing

$10,000

 

 

High performance funding

Athletes

 

 

Wyatt Kapaniuk

Archery

$ 2,500

Maren Bilsky

Basketball

$ 1,500

Romeo Champagne

Biathlon

$ 2,000

Jake Draper

Biathlon

$ 5,000

Aidan Hupe

Biathlon

$ 2,500

Hunter Vincent

Canoe/kayak

$ 4,000

Derek Deuling

Cross-country skiing

$ 7,000

Sonjaa Schmidt

Cross-country skiing

$ 5,000

Ava Irving-Staley

Cycling

$ 1,000

Aisha Roldan

Cycling

$ 1,500

Mathilde Roldan

Cycling

$ 1,000

Mara Roldan

Cycling

$ 2,500

Mikayla Kramer

Figure skating

$ 3,000

Zeb Blower

Freestyle skiing

$ 1,000

Neil Mikkelsen

Freestyle skiing

$ 2,500

Aimery Barrault

Golf

$ 2,000

Adria Gallina

Gymnastics

$ 1,500

Mackenzie Tonner

Gymnastics

$ 1,500

Luke Cozens

Hockey

$ 1,500

Dawson Smith

Hockey

$ 2,500

Gavin Mckenna

Hockey

$ 4,000

Riley Boland­­

Snowboarding

$ 1,000

Ben Machtans

Snowboarding

$ 2,500

Thomas Gishler

Swimming

$ 2,500

Amelia Barrault

Swimming

$ 3,500

Alexander Petriw

Swimming

$ 2,000

 

Officials

 

 

Sophia Marnik

Biathlon

$1,000

Pauline Craig

Speedskating

$1,000

Douglas Petriw

Swimming

$1,000

Contact 

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

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

News release #: 
20-176