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More than $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced

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by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2017586 Views

July 17, 2017

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.


“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.


Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services

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
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
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


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