Team Yukon set to compete at 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara

Nearly 200 Team Yukon athletes, coaches, managers and support staff are travelling to Niagara, Ontario to represent the territory at the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Athletes will compete in several sports over the next two weeks, including basketball, canoe and kayak, cycling, golf, soccer, swimming, volleyball and wrestling.

Cyclist Mara Roldan, who earned gold at the 2022 Canadian Road Championships earlier this summer in the junior criterium, has been chosen as Team Yukon’s flag bearer for the opening ceremonies.

Yukon athletes continue to showcase our territory’s talent, drive and dedication on national stages. We are proud to support Yukon athletes and their growth as individuals, leaders and community members. I join Yukoners in cheering them on in the upcoming 2022 Canada Summer Games and I wish all athletes on Team Yukon the best of luck.

Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • From August 6 to 21, the Niagara Region will welcome more than 5,000 participants to the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

  • The competition will feature 18 different sports, including an inaugural rugby sevens competition and the return of lacrosse after a 37-year absence from the Games.

  • The Canada Games are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer events. The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games were originally planned for 2021 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Yukon will partner with the city of St. Catharine’s for the 13 for 13 Cultural Festival on August 11, displaying our unique cultural heritage as well as entertainment, art and culinary experiences.

  • The Government of Yukon provided more than $170,000 to support Team Yukon’s attendance at the Canada Summer Games.

  • Follow Team Yukon on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact 

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

 

Echo Ross
Communications, Community Services
867-332-1237
echo.ross@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-256