Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #09-157
June 30, 2009


$70,000 in Yukon High Performance Sports Grants Awarded

WHITEHORSE – High performance athletes and one official will receive $70,000 in funding in 2009-10 through the Yukon High Performance Assistance Program (YHPAP), Community Services Minister Archie Lang announced today at an awards ceremony.

“This funding helps develop Yukon’s high performance athletes and officials,” Lang said. “While many of our programs help Yukoners as a whole participate in sport and recreation, this program specifically assists some of our most talented and dedicated athletes and coaches achieve excellence in their sports. These athletes and officials represent Yukon at national and international competitions; they also inspire Yukon youth and athletes of all ages.”

The program provides varying amounts of funding to Yukon athletes who have either performed well or demonstrated potential at provincial, western Canadian, national, or international events. Twenty athletes will be funded through this program in 2009-10.

Officials also receive assistance through the program to upgrade their skills and certification. One high level official was funded under this program.

Grants are determined by a jury drawn from the sport community and the Yukon government. Funding is provided jointly by Community Services and the Yukon Lottery Commission. The $70,000 was allocated to this program on the recommendation of the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee.


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See the list of 2009-10 YHPAP grant recipients below.

Contact:  
Emily Younker
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
emily.younker@gov.yk.ca
Mac Hislop
Communications, Community Services
867-393-7461
mac.hislop@gov.yk.ca



 

Yukon High Performance Assistance Program Funding

 

Applicants receiving funding to assist with their training, competition or upgrading in 2009-10 under the Yukon High Performance Assistance Program are:

 Athletes         Amount ($)
David Greer  Cross Country Skiing - Gold 

 $  7,000

Graham Nishikawa  Cross Country Skiing - Gold 

 7,000

Danielle Marcotte  Shooting - Gold 

 7,000

Alexandra Gabor  Swimming - Gold 

 7,000

Janelle Greer  Cross Country Skiing - Gold 

 6,500

Emily Nishikawa  Cross Country Skiing - Gold

  5,500

Dahria Beatty  Cross Country Skiing - Silver

  4,000

Ryan Burlingame  Biathlon - Silver 

 2,500

Anna Rivard  Gymnastics - Bronze 

2,000

Troy Henry  Speed Skating - Bronze 

 2,000

Colin Abbott  Orienteering - Gold 

 1,500

Lee Hawkings  Orienteering - Gold 

  1,500

Chelsea Duncan  Curling - Bronze 

 1,500

Jenna Duncan  Curling - Bronze

  1,500

Linea Eby   Curling - Bronze 

 1,500

Sarah Koltun  Curling - Bronze 

 1,500

Nicholas Koltun  Curling - Bronze

  1,250

Will Mahoney  Curling - Bronze 

 1,250

Thomas Scoffin  Curling - Bronze 

 1,250

Mitchell Young  Curling - Bronze 

 1,250

Total Athletes      

 64,500

     
Official     
Bonita Rogers  Gymnastics   

 500

Total Official       

 500

     
Provision for International Representation   

 5,000

     
Total High Performance Funding     

 $ 70,000

 
   
Provision for International Representation Funding: Any of the athletes receiving funding may also be eligible for an additional $1,000 or $500 if they represent Canada in their sport at a world championship or major international competition in 2009-10.

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