Team Yukon returned home from the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games this past weekend. This year, more than 130 athletes competed in 11 sports at the Games in Swift Current, earning 9 medals and achieving many personal bests and goals over 10 days of high-quality competition. This is the most medals Team Yukon has won at a Western Canada Summer Games yet.
Wow! Team Yukon came away from the 2019 Western Canada Games with medals in athletics, paddling, mountain biking, swimming and wrestling. In wrestling, every member of our team medaled. Congratulations to all Team Yukon athletes! Thank you to our coaches, mission staff, Team Yukon supporters, and of course all of the volunteers in Swift Current. We are incredibly proud of our team and what you achieved.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker
Team Yukon consists of athletes between the ages of 13 and 20 years old.
This year, 134 athletes, supported by 48 coaches, mangers and mission staff, participated in the Western Canada Summer Games.
Team Yukon earned 9 medals this year: Mia Barrault won 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in swimming; Julianne Girouard won 2 bronze medals in sprint canoe-kayak and Mara Roldan won a bronze in cycling.
This is the first time Yukon has won medals in wrestling and sprint canoe-kayak.
The Western Canada Summer Games were established in 1975 and are held every four years. This year, 1700 athletes, coaches, officials and mission staff from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut are expected to participate.