Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
March 17, 2014

Best of luck to Team Yukon at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA—More than 200 youth from across Yukon are now in Fairbanks, Alaska to compete and perform at the Arctic Winter Games.

“We wish the very best to all of the athletes and cultural participants at the 2014 Games,” Minister of Community Services Brad Cathers said. “It is an opportunity to showcase your skills on an international stage, and we are very proud of all of the youth representing Yukon.”

This year’s Team Yukon includes athletes and cultural participants ranging in age from 10 to 31 years old. Ten communities are represented, and the territory will see competitors in 20 different events including the Dene Games and Arctic Sports.

“These Games are not just about competition,” Cathers added. “They provide a valuable opportunity for our youth to meet their counterparts from seven different circumpolar nations and embrace a collective northern culture.”

Team Yukon is supported by a wide-range of people, from family and coaches to the many volunteers and staff at Sport Yukon and the Sport and Recreation branch.

“I’d like to thank the network of support that helps give these athletes and cultural participants the opportunity to experience this unforgettable event,” Chef de Mission Tracey Bilsky said.

Keep up with Team Yukon

See live updates and read the daily AWG newsletter by going to sportyukon.com or by checking out Sport Yukon on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Roxanne Stasyszyn
Communications, Community Services
867-667-5650
roxanne.stasyszyn@gov.yk.ca


News Release #14-063