The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, is proud to support the sport and recreation community with $1.4 million in funding.
This annual funding supports the operation of sport governing bodies, such as Athletics Yukon and Hockey Yukon, and special recreation groups, like Girl Guides and Scouts. This year, 28 sport organizations and 5 special recreation groups will receive financial support through the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee program. Meanwhile, 26 sport organizations will receive grants through the Yukon Sport 4 Life program.
Funding is also distributed to individual athletes and coaches who have shown a high degree of performance in their sport. This year, 32 athletes and 2 coaches will receive funding through the High Performance program to help them advance their athletic development and training. Recipients include Emily Nishikawa (cross country skiing), Cassis Lindsay (swimming) and Kyron Crosby (hockey).
Similarly, the Elite Athlete program provides funding support to athletes who are competing at the highest level of their sport and are carded by Sport Canada. This year’s recipients include Nadia Moser (biathlon) and Graham Nishikawa (cross country skiing).
Yukon is home to one of the most vibrant sport and recreation communities in Canada. Sport, recreation, and active living contribute to our quality of life, and help our communities flourish. Whether you’re starting soccer lessons, working towards an Olympic dream, or keeping things nimble with the ElderActive Recreation Association, this funding helps Yukoners in all walks of life, and of all abilities, to develop their skills, compete and have fun.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker
Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee funding helps Yukon sport governing bodies and special recreation groups develop and deliver sport and recreation development projects.
Yukon Sport 4 life is project-based funding that supports enhanced sport development initiatives.
The Yukon High Performance Athlete Assistance Program provides funding for athletes who have demonstrated performance beyond the territorial level with potential for improvement at the provincial, national or international levels.
Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee Funding
|Canoe & Kayak – Flat Water||$18,000|
|Canoe & Kayak – Whitewater||$15,000|
|Cross Country Skiing||$113,000|
Special recreation groups
|Yukon Scout Council||$20,100|
|Skookum Jim Friendship Centre||$65,000|
|ElderActive Recreation Association||$38,100|
|Friends of Mount Sima||$31,850|
Yukon Sport 4 Life
|Canoe & Kayak – Flat Water||$16,000|
|Canoe & Kayak – Whitewater||$2,750|
|Cross Country Skiing||$63,500|
Elite Athlete Funding
|Dahria Beatty||Cross Country Skiing||$11,500|
|Graham Nishikawa||Cross Country Skiing||$11,500|
|Jessica Frotten||Atheltics - Paralympic||$11,500|
High Performance Funding
|Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon||Freestyle Skiing||$7,000|
|Natalie Hynes||Cross country Skiing||$7,000|
|Emily Nishikawa||Cross country Skiing||$7,000|
|Hannah Deuling||Cross country Skiing||$5,000|
|Marcus Deuling||Cross country Skiing||$5,000|
|Mael Pronovost||Canoe & Kayak||$4,000|
|Derek Deuling||Cross country Skiing||$4,000|
|Mikayla Kramer||Figure Skating||$4,000|
|Amanda Thomson||Cross country Skiing||$4,000|
|Luanda Pronovost||Canoe & Kayak||$2,500|
|Sasha Masson||Cross country Skiing||$3,000|
|Sonjaa Schmidt||Cross country Skiing||$3,000|
|Victor-Emile Thibeault||Cross country Skiing||$3,000|
|Micah Taggart-Cox||Speed Skating||$1,500|
|Money set aside for individuals attending world championships||$3,000|