Government of Yukon

August 25, 2017

Roof replacement for Destruction Bay Community Centre

The Destruction Bay Community Centre has a new roof thanks to nearly $26,000 from the Government of Yukon.

Funding was provided through the Small Capital Projects Program in the amount of $20,000 and $5,988 from the Community Development Fund.

The Kluane Lake Athletic Association oversaw the Destruction Bay Community Centre roof replacement. The centre currently houses a gymnasium, offices and the post office in the community of Destruction Bay and is an important gathering place for members of the small community. The project created employment for two people in the community.


“In our small centres, these buildings provide so many essential services, including sport, recreation and the opportunity to connect. They help build healthy, vibrant communities. I’m pleased the Kluane Lake Athletic Association and government of Yukon could work together to offer these improvements and ensure this important facility continues to support the people of Destruction Bay.”

–Minister of Community Services, John Strieker

“This is a great example of how coordination between government departments can assist with enhancing the well-being of Yukon communities. By supporting the Kluane Lake Athletic Association to maintain this centre, we are ensuring the continuation of activities and services the people of Destruction Bay enjoy.”

–Minister of Economic Development, Ranj Pillai

“Kluane Lake Athletic Association is very appreciative of the funding it received from the Government of Yukon in order to replace the portion of the community centre roof over the post office. This was the association’s number-one priority to be dealt with on the aging building and the project has already been completed thanks to local contractors.”

–Kluane Lake Athletic Association vice-president Grace Southwick

Quick facts

  • Funding for the Small Capital Project Program is allocated by the Department of Community Services. Funding for the Community Development Fund is allocated by the Department of Economic Development.
  • The Small Capital Projects Program supports community recreation infrastructure needs that increase access and participation to sport and recreation, ensuring health and safety are top priority.
    • Funding is available to Local Authorities for Recreation in unincorporated Yukon communities.
    • Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for capital recreation projects that address health and safety, structural integrity, protection of property and end of lifespan concerns.
  • The Community Development Fund’s primary goal is to support projects that provide long-term benefits and value to Yukon communities. The projects are awarded based on merit and the ability to demonstrate social, cultural and economic benefits. 
  •  The Community Development Fund is divided into three tiers with five intake deadlines:
    • Tier I: Applications of $20,000 or less (intake deadlines in January, May, July and October).
    • Tier 2: Applications of $20,001 to $75,000 (intake deadline in May and September). 
    • Tier 3: Applications of $75,001 or more (intake deadline in January)

Learn more: 
Small Capital Project Program
Community Development Fund

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Cabinet Communications

Amanda Couch
Communications, Community Services

Juanita Power
Communications, Economic Development

News Release #17-172