WHITEHORSE—As Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada fast approaches, the Government of Yukon today announced it will contribute $180,000 for several key events that will take place during the celebration in Yukon February 8 to12.
”Yukon government is pleased to offer funding from a variety of departments, along with our full support for the host committee who is working hard to bring Hockey Day in Canada to Yukon,” Premier Dennis Fentie said. “Thank you to the many volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to this event as we come together to celebrate the game of hockey.”
The 11th annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is being held in Yukon for the first time; made possible through the collective efforts of the lead organizations including CBC, Sport Yukon, Yukon Amateur Hockey Association, Whitehorse Minor Hockey Association and the City of Whitehorse.
Yukon Lottery Commission Recreational Projects Program is contributing $50,000 to support overall project costs. The Departments of Tourism and Culture, Community Services and Economic Development (CDF) are contributing $130,000. This funding will go to the local organizing committee to support events during the week which include:
- Yukon hockey history exhibit at MacBride Museum
- Stolen from a Hockey Card musical and film presentation at Yukon Arts Centre
- Alumni hockey game between Ottawa Senators and Dawson City Nuggets
- Community children’s program
- Co-ordination and event management