Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #10-161
August 23, 2010

Yukon government extends best wishes to Yukon’s Canada 55+ Games team

WHITEHORSE – Community Services Minister Archie Lang bids good luck to Yukon’s team at the Canada 55+ Games in Brockville, Ontario from August 23 to 28.

“Yukon’s 125 member delegation to the Canada 55+ Games is our largest delegation ever,” Lang said. “Team Yukon has worked hard to train, fundraise and plan for this important event. The Government of Yukon wishes our participants well in their events and a positive, memorable experience at these unique national games.”

The Yukon delegation of 112 members will take part in 13 events during the six days of the Games. Participants comprise 57 men and 55 women ranging in age from 55 to 91 from eight Yukon communities: Dawson City, Watson Lake, Faro, Mayo, Marsh Lake, Tagish, Carcross and Whitehorse. Participants will be accompanied by two co-chefs de mission, one assistant chef de mission and 10 cheerleaders.

“The Canada 55+ Games are all about encouraging healthy and active living among older Canadians and having fun,” Lang said. “Team Yukon’s members show us that healthy activities in a rich social environment are key to living well. They are leading the way and serving as role models for Yukoners of all ages.”

Part of a nationwide program, the Canada 55+ Games encourage physical activity and wellness among Canadians 55 years of age and older.

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Emily Younker
Cabinet Communications


Mac Hislop
Communications, Community Services