Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
July 17, 2017

More than $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced

The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, is supporting Yukon’s sport and recreation community with over $1.4 million in funding.

Twenty-six sport organizations and five recreation groups will receive financial support through the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) program, while sport organizations will also receive grants through the Yukon Sport 4 Life (YS4L) program

Thirty-one athletes and five officials will receive funding through the High Performance program, including Nadia Moser (biathlon), Dylan Cozens (hockey), Jack Amos (athletics), and Rennes Lindsay (swimming).

Recipients of the Elite Athlete program include cross country skiers Knute Johnsgaard, Dahria Beatty and Emily Nishikawa, who will all compete at next year’s Olympics.

Quotes

“Investing in sports makes for healthy Yukoners and vibrant communities. We are proud to support Yukon’s many athletes, coaches, officials and sport and recreation organizations with this annual funding. It’s important that Yukoners and Yukon communities have opportunities to grow through participation in sport, recreation and active living.”

–Minister of Community Services John Streicker

Quick facts

  • The Elite Athlete program provides support to athletes who are competing at the highest level of their sport.
  • The High Performance program helps athletes advance their athletic development and training.
  • Sport and recreation funding of $1.3 million in 2016 helped local organizations prepare for attendance at this year’s North American Indigenous Games and Canada Summer Games.

See backgrounder.

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-332-1237
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca

 

2017-18 Sport and Recreation Funding by Funding Program

Organization

YRAC

YS4L

Alpine Skiing

20,000

12,500

Athletics

10,500

12,000

Basketball

36,000

22,000

Biathlon

21,440

12,000

Canoe & Kayak - Flat Water

12,000

10,000

Canoe & Kayak - Whitewater

10,000

8,000

Cross Country Skiing

110,000

61,000

Curling

13,000

4,000

Cycling

11,000

5,000

Equine

11,000

2,375

Figure Skating

19,000

24,500

Freestyle Skiing

22,000

22,000

Golf

9,000

5,000

Gymnastics

38,000

29,500

Hockey

70,000

44,000

Judo

24,000

13,500

Orienteering

13,000

4,175

Shooting

7,500

 

Snowboarding

20,800

14,500

Soccer

93,000

49,000

Speed Skating

14,000

13,000

Squash

18,000

12,200

Swimming

50,000

40,000

Synchro Swimming

15,000

5,750

Table Tennis

9,200

7,000

Tennis

19,000

 

Volleyball

43,000

22,000

Total

739,440

455,000

 

Special Recreation Groups

Girl Guides

19,000

Scouts

20,000

Skookum Jim's

65,000

ElderActive Recreation Association

30,000

Friends/Mt Sima

30,320

Total Rec

164,320

 

 

High Performance 17-18

Athlete

Sport

Funding

Natalie Hynes

Cross Country Skiing

7,000

Nadia Moser

Biathlon

7,000

Marcus Deuling

Cross Country Skiing

5,000

Etienne Geoffroy-Gagnon

Freestyle Skiing

5,000

Dylan Cozens

Hockey

4,000

Hannah Deuling

Cross Country Skiing

4,000

Mikayla Kramer

Figure Skating

3,500

Jack Amos

Athletics

3,000

Derek Deuling

Cross Country Skiing

3,000

Rennes Lindsay

Swimming

3,000

Cassis Lindsay

Swimming

2,750

Bryce Anderson

Hockey

2,500

Kyron Crosby

Hockey

2,500

Ethan Davy

Snowboarding

2,500

Jake Draper

Biathlon

2,500

Joseph Hanson

Soccer

2,500

Hannah Kingscote

Swimming

2,500

Maddie Nicholson

Hockey

2,500

Miguel Rodden

Freestyle Skiing

2,500

Amanda Thomson

Cross Country Skiing

2,500

Gavin Mckenna

Hockey

2,000

Mael Pronovost

Canoe / Kayak

2,000

Lily Witten

Gymnastics

2,000

Emily King

Gymnastics

1,750

Caelan McLean

Orienteering

1,500

Brett Walchuk

Hockey

1,500

Bianca Berko-Malvasio

Gymnastics

1,000

Leif Blake

Orienteering

1,000

Micah Taggaet-Cox

Speed Skating

1,000

Aidan Hupe

Biathlon

750

Veronica Porter

Biathlon

750

Money for Attending World Championships

 

3,000

Athletes Total

 

88,000

 

 

Officials

Chabot Claude

Cross Country Skiing

1,000

Tony Gaw

Yukon Soccer

1,000

Lynda Harlow

Freestyle Sking

1,000

Carrie McClelland

Figure Skating

1,000

Cynthia Onions

Speedskating

1,000

Officials Total

 

5,000

GRAND TOTAL

 

93,000

 

Elite Athletes

Knute Johnsgaard

Cross Country Skiing

11,500

Dahria Beatty

Cross Country Skiing

11,500

Emily Nishikawa

Cross Country Skiing

11,500

Jessica Frotten

Paralympics Athletics

11,500

GRAND TOTAL

 

46,000

News Release #17-152