Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE     #10-098
June 8, 2010


Sport and recreation grants awarded

WHITEHORSE – Yukon sport and recreation groups receive $935,000 in grants for 2010-11.

“Annual funding to sport and recreation organizations supports programs that improve our quality of life and provide opportunities for Yukoners of all ages to be active,” Community Services Minister Archie Lang said. “The dedication and commitment of our volunteers, coaches, sporting officials and parents help athletes achieve their goals and encourage Yukoners to have active lifestyles.”

The Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) reviews the funding applications from sport organizations, athletes and coaches. 

“Each of these organizations does outstanding work, which is why we recommend funding them. With the help of thousands of volunteers these groups deliver sport, recreation and healthy living programs to Yukoners across the territory,” Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee chair Ron McFadyen said.

This year twenty-six sport governing bodies will receive $520,000 and six special recreation groups will receive $185,000. Sport Yukon will be awarded $130,000 to support core operations and program delivery. The Yukon’s High Performance Athlete and Officials Assistance Program will receive $100,000 to distribute between 27 athletes and four officials.

“The benefits of investing in sport and recreation impact positively on long-term health and builds vibrant communities,” Lang added.

Funding for the annual YRAC grants is made possible through a revenue sharing agreement between the Yukon Lottery Commission and the Government of Yukon. Grants are adjudicated by the advisory committee and administered by the Department of Community Services.


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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

 


Attachment: 2010-11 YRAC funding and recipients

Yukon Sport Governing Bodies

Alpine Skiing   $ 15,500
Athletics Yukon 

 2,000

Basketball Yukon 

 30,000

Biathlon Yukon 

 10,400

Cross Country Yukon 

 90,000

Equine Association of Yukon

  3,000

Figure Skating 

 5,000

Freestyle Skiing 

 6,100

Judo Yukon 

 7,500

Snowboard Yukon Association 

 3,500

Softball Yukon 

 19,000

Squash Yukon 

 15,000

Swim Yukon 

 39,500

Synchro Yukon Association 

 4,500

Table Tennis 

 3,000

Tennis Yukon Association 

 5,000

Volleyball Yukon 

 29,000

Yukon Amateur Hockey Association 

 69,000

Yukon Amateur Speed Skating Association 

 11,500

Yukon Badminton Association 

 8,000

Yukon Curling Association 

 14,000

Yukon Golf Association 

 5,000

Yukon Gymnastics Association 

 27,000

Yukon Orienteering Association 

 6,000

Yukon Shooting Federation 

 2,500

Yukon Soccer Association 

 89,000

Total sport bodies funding  

$ 520,000


 

Yukon Special Recreation Groups

ElderActive Recreation Association 

 $ 14,000

Girl Guides – Yukon Council 

 14,000

Recreation & Parks Association of the Yukon 

 64,750

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre 

 64,750

Yukon Scout Council 

 9,500

Yukon Special Olympics 

 18,000

Total recreation groups funding 

 $ 185,000

 

2010-11 High Performance Funding – Athletes

Name  Sport  Level 

Funding

Dahria Beatty  Cross Country Skiing  Gold 

$ 7,000

Janelle Greer  Cross Country Skiing  Gold 

 7,000

Knute Johnsgaard  Cross Country Skiing  Gold 

 7,000

Emily Nishikawa  Cross Country Skiing  Gold 

 7,000

Danielle Marcotte  Shooting  Gold 

 7,000

David Greer   Cross Country Skiing Gold 

 6,750

Graham Nishikawa   Cross Country Skiing Gold 

 6,750

Colin Abbott  Cross Country Skiing  Gold 

4,000

Lee Hawkings   Orienteering Gold 

 2,000

William Mahoney  Curling  Silver 

 2,500

Thomas Scoffin    Curling Silver

 2,500

Mitchell Young  Curling  Silver 

 2,500

Troy Henry   Speed Skating Silver 

 1,750

Chelsea Duncan  Curling Bronze 

 2,500

Jenna Duncan  Curling Bronze 

 2,500

Linea Eby   Curling Bronze 

 2,500

Sarah Koltun  Curling   Bronze

 2,500

Patricia Wallingham   Curling Bronze

  2,500

Tanner Cassidy  Swimming   Bronze

 1,750

Erin Oliver-Beebe   Biathlon Bronze 

 1,500

Kendra Murray  Orienteering  Bronze 

 1,500

Haley Braga Swimming  Bronze 

 1,500

Isabel Parkkari  Swimming   Bronze

 1,500

Rachel Pettitt  Figure Skating  Bronze 

 1,500

Amelia Austin  Figure Skating  Bronze 

 1,000

Kirsten Berube   Swimming  Bronze 

 1,000

Taylor Campbell  Swimming Bronze

  1,000

Total athletes funding       

 $ 88,500


 

2010-11 High Performance Funding – Officials

Name   Sport 

Funding

Stephen Mooney  Basketball  

  $ 1,000

Tony Gaw  Soccer  

 1,000

Joyce Bachli  Table Tennis  

 1,000

Chris Toleman  Squash  

 500

Total officials funding     

 $ 3,500


International event funding*  

 $8,000

Total High Performance Funding  

 $ 100,000


* An additional $8,000 has been allocated to provide grants in the amount of $1,000 or $500 to Yukon athletes who represent Canada and Yukon at specified senior or junior World Championships and other international events.

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