Government of Yukon

June 9, 2014

Yukon Lottery Commission supports 15 community-based organizations

WHITEHORSE—Fifteen art, sport and recreation organizations are sharing almost $123,000 in funding from the Yukon Lottery Commission’s Recreational Projects Program.

“I thank the commission for their continued support of organizations that contribute so much to the quality of life in our communities,” minister responsible for the Yukon Lottery Commission Brad Cathers said.

The Recreational Projects Program provides funding assistance to sustain and contribute to the growth of amateur level sports, physical fitness and recreation activities and the performing, visual and literary arts.

The Yukon Freestyle Ski Association is one of the recipients. “We are absolutely thrilled with the Commission’s approval of our summer ramp project,” association president Lynda Harlow said. “This will revolutionize our training facility and provide year-round training in Yukon for freestyle athletes, rather than having to travel elsewhere during the off-season or summer months. We can hardly wait to get this project started!”

The Recreational Projects Program supports these initiatives for the benefit and enjoyment of all Yukoners. Program application intake deadlines are April 15 and October 15.

Learn more:

Visit Lotteries Yukon.


List of spring 2014 recipients attached.


Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Doug Caldwell
Communications, Lotteries Yukon


Recreational Projects Program – Spring 2014 Recipients

Organization Project Contribution
Alpine Ski Association of Yukon Training equipment


Boreal Adventure Running Association 16th Annual Yukon River Trail Marathon


Breakdancing Yukon Society Cypherfest International Streetdance Festival


Canadian Ski Patrol Yukon Zone Wheeled litter and storage trailer


Dawson City Community Radio Society Recording equipment


Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association Riding equipment


Marsh Lake Community Society Marsh Lake trail system improvements


Society of Yukon Bird Observatories Mist nets


Tennis Yukon Tennis Yukon summer camps


Yukon Academy of Martial Arts Ninja Day summer camps


Yukon Arts Society Arts Up Front Visual Arts Festival


Yukon Film Society Audio and video equipment


Yukon Freestyle Ski Association Yukon Freestyle summer ramp project


Yukon Handgun Association Range improvements


North Klondyke Highway Music Society 2014 Klondyke Music School Program




News Release #14-147