Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #09-158
June 30, 2009


Yukon Sport for Life Funding Announced

WHITEHORSE – Community Services Minister Archie Lang announced today at an awards ceremony $399,000 in Yukon Sport for Life funding for 2009-10.

“The Yukon Sport for Life initiative promotes physical activity as a life-long endeavour that contributes to a better quality of life for all Yukoners,” Lang said. “From childhood to our senior years, regular exercise improves our physical ability and well-being, and good health allows us to enjoy life more fully. Increased physical activity is especially important in helping youth make healthy lifestyle choices.”

Twenty-four Yukon sport governing bodies will share $329,000. The Yukon Sport for Life initiative funds athlete and coaching development in Yukon from grassroots to elite levels. The program also creates opportunities for rural, aboriginal and female participation in sports and recreation and helps support coach skills development and coaching salaries.

The Elite Athlete program will be given $50,000. This program provides funding for athletes who represent Canada in international events and are designated as carded athletes by Sport Canada.

A further $20,000 for in-territory travel helps ensure that athletes from across Yukon can participate in try-outs for Yukon representative teams and Yukon championships.

Grants are funded by Yukon government and determined by a jury of members from the sport community and the Yukon government.


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Attachment: List of sport governing bodies funded by the 2009-10 Yukon Sport for Life program.

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

 


 
2009-10 Yukon Sport for Life Funding
to
Yukon Sport Governing Bodies

 

Sport Governing Body  Amount ($)
Alpine Skiing 

 $   1,500

Athletics 

 2,000

Badminton 

 10,000

Basketball 

 16,000

Biathlon

  4,000

Cross Country Skiing 

 52,000

Curling 

 7,000

Cycling 

 8,500

Figure Skating 

 20,000

Freestyle Skiing 

 28,500

Golf 

 16,000

Gymnastics 

 21,500

Hockey 

 27,000

Orienteering 

 6,000

Shooting 

 6,500

Snowboarding 

 6,500

Soccer 

 20,000

Speed Skating 

 9,000

Squash 

 1,800

Swimming 

 38,000

Synchronized Swimming 

 2,000

Table Tennis 

 5,000

Tennis 

 7,700

Volleyball 

 12,500

Total

  $ 329,000




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