WHITEHORSE—The outstanding achievements of Yukon athletes were recognized Thursday at the 40th annual Sport Yukon awards night.
“It was another banner year for amateur athletes in Yukon, and this awards night is an opportunity to recognize our incredible sport community,” Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon said. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Yukon to co-host this event and celebrate the athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers who help make Yukon the best place to live, work and play.”
The Yukon government’s Sport and Recreation branch presented awards of excellence and awards of recognition to athletes demonstrating dedication to training and achievement at the highest levels of their sport.
In addition to the major awards, Sport Yukon members and sport governing bodies presented 142 awards of distinction to their athletes and volunteers.
“This is the biggest night of the year to celebrate sport excellence in the Yukon,” Sport Yukon president George Arcand said. “We have an amazing number of athletes and officials who are making their mark on regional, national and international levels. We are incredibly proud of our membership and enjoyed celebrating their achievements at the awards night.”
See list of award recipients below.
Communications, Community Services
SPORT YUKON MAJOR AWARDS
International Female Athlete of the Year
International Male Athlete of the Year
National/Territorial Female Athlete of the year
National/Territorial Male Athlete of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Team of the Year
Coach of the Year
Dennis Peters & Laurie Jacobsen
Hall of Fame Inductees
Kevin Murphy - Table Tennis Yukon
Les Johns - Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle (Archery)
GOVERNMENT OF YUKON AWARDS
Awards of Excellence
Cross Country Skiing
Awards of Recognition