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 $20,000 for in-territory travel helps ensure that athletes from across Yukon can participate in try-outs for Yukon representative teams and Yukon championships.
Grants are funded by Yukon government and determined by a jury of members from the sport community and the Yukon government.
Attachment: List of sport governing bodies funded by the 2009-10 Yukon Sport for Life program.
Communications, Community Services
2009-10 Yukon Sport for Life Funding
Yukon Sport Governing Bodies
|Sport Governing Body||Amount ($)|
|Cross Country Skiing||