Minister of Sport & Recreation, Brad Cathers with the 2014 Arctic Winter Games Team Yukon. Photo credit: Sarah Lewis
Minister Brad Cathers and Sue Meikle from the Sport & Recreation branch hand out the 2014 Arctic Winter Games Minister’s pin to Team Yukon coaches at Friday’s pep rally. Photo credit: Sarah Lewis
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.
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