Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
June 23, 2016

More than $1.3 million in sport and recreation funding announced

WHITEHORSE—Partnerships between the Government of Yukon, the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada have made more than $1.3 million in funding available to Yukon’s sport and recreation community.

“I am pleased to announce our continued support of Yukon’s many sport and recreation organizations, athletes, coaches and officials,” Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon said. “We are proud to contribute to a better quality of life for Yukoners through investments in sport and recreation. From pre-schoolers to pensioners, we aim to create opportunities for all Yukoners to live active, healthy lifestyles.”

This year, 26 sport organizations and five special recreation groups will receive financial support through the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee program while the sport organizations will also receive grants through the Yukon Sport 4 Life program. The High Performance program will fund 34 individual athletes and officials and the Elite Athlete program will invest in four Yukon athletes who have been identified by national sport organizations.

The funding will help sport organizations conduct activities related to athlete development, leadership development, facility operations and maintenance and more. Additionally, the funding will help sport organizations prepare for major events like the 2017 Canada Summer Games and 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

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Contact:

Michael Edwards
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7910
michael.edwards@gov.yk.ca

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-332-0886
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca

 

BACKGROUNDER

2016-17 Sport and Recreation Funding by Funding Program

Organization

Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) Funding

Yukon Sport 4 Life Funding

Alpine Skiing

$17,000

$10,500

Athletics

$16,000

$11,500

Basketball

$33,000

$20,000

Biathlon

$18,000

$12,000

Canoe & Kayak

$18,000

$15,000

Cross Country Skiing

$100,000

$58,000

Curling

$10,000

$4,000

Cycling

$9,000

$4,000

Equine

$8,000

$4,500

Figure Skating

$16,000

$22,500

Freestyle Skiing

$17,000

$19,000

Golf

$7,500

$5,000

Gymnastics

$34,000

$27,500

Hockey

$70,000

$44,000

Judo

$18,000

$9,500

Orienteering

$10,000

$2,800

Shooting

$5,000

 

Snowboarding

$17,000

$9,000

Soccer

$90,000

$45,000

Speed Skating

$11,000

$7,000

Squash

$14,000

$5,000

Swimming

$44,000

$39,000

Synchro

$12,000

$6,000

Table Tennis

$7,500

$4,200

Tennis

$15,000

$5,000

Volleyball

$38,000

$15,000

Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle

 

$15,000

Total

$655,000

$420,000

 

Special Recreation Groups

Girl Guides of Canada – Yukon Council

$13,000

 

Yukon Scout Council

$20,000

 

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

$58,000

 

ElderActive Recreation Association

$25,000

 

Friends of Mount Sima

$29,000

 

Total

$145,000

 

GRAND TOTAL

$800,000

$420,000

 

2016-17 High Performance Grant Allocations

Athlete

Sport

Funding

Kyran Allen

Freestyle Skiing

$3,500

Heather Clarke

Speed Skating

$3,250

Marcus Deuling

Cross Country Skiing

$4,000

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon

Freestyle Skiing

$4,500

Bryn Hoffman

Figure Skating

$6,500

Natalie Hynes

Cross Country Skiing

$6,500

Caelan McLean

Cross Country Skiing

$4,250

Nadia Moser

Biathlon

$7,000

Rachel Pettitt

Figure Skating

$6,000

Thomas Scoffin

Curling

$5,000

Pelly Vincent-Braun

Canoe & Kayak

$5,500

Liam Adel

Biathlon

$1,500

Bryce Anderson

Hockey

$2,000

Leif Blake

Orienteering

$750

Pia Blake

Orienteering

$1,000

Oscar Burgess

Hockey

$1,250

Dylan Cozens

Hockey

$2,500

Hannah Deuling

Cross Country Skiing

$3,800

Jake Draper

Biathlon

$2,000

Ryan Hindson

Basketball

$2,500

Crystal Legoffe

Snowboarding

$2,000

Cassis Lindsay

Swimming

$2,500

Rennes Lindsay

Swimming

$2,750

Madison Nickleson

Hockey

$2,250

Niko Rodden

Freestyle Skiing

$2,500

Amanda Thomson

Cross Country Skiing

$3,000

Adam Waddington

Snowboarding

$2,000

Brett Walchuk

Hockey

$1,250

Kyron Crosby

Hockey

$2,000

Emily King

Gymnastics

$1,500

Hannah Kingscote

Swimming

$1,500

Mikayla Kramer

Figure Skating

$2,500

Adrian Robinson

Swimming

$1,500

Money set aside for individuals attending World Championships

 

$7,450

Total

 

$108,000

 

Officials

Lynda Harlow

Yukon Freestyle Ski Association

$1,000

Tony Gaw

Yukon Soccer Association

$1,000

Total

 

$2,000

GRAND TOTAL

 

$110,000

 

2016-17 Elite Athlete Funding

Athlete

Sport

Funding

Dahria Beatty

Cross Country Skiing

$11,500

Jessica Frotten

Athletics – Paralympic

$11,500

Knute Johnsgaard

Cross Country Skiing

$11,500

Emily Nishikawa

Cross Country Skiing

$11,500

GRAND TOTAL

 

$46,000

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