It’s been a banner year for Yukon athletes, and they were recognized Thursday for their accomplishments at the 39th Annual Sport Yukon Awards Night.
This past year saw local athletes of all ages and skill levels compete in four major events, and two Yukoners competed in the Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. A total of 14 athletes, one team, one coach and two administrators were nominated for Major Awards this year.
In addition to the Major Awards, Sport Yukon members and Sport Governing Bodies presented 150 awards of distinction to their athletes and volunteers.
“It’s the biggest night of the year to celebrate Sport excellence in the Yukon,” said George Arcand, President of Sport Yukon. “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.”
The Government of Yukon’s Sport and Recreation Branch also presented Awards of Excellence, Awards of Recognition and Community Recreation Awards to athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers throughout the territory who dedicate their time to the development and promotion of sport, recreation and active living.
“This awards night gives us the opportunity to recognize our outstanding sport and recreation community. We are pleased to work with Sport Yukon to co-host this important annual event,” Minister of Community Services, Brad Cathers said. “The Government of Yukon is committed to supporting and promoting sport, recreation and active living in Yukon.”
Lists of all award recipients, including winners of the Sport Yukon Major Awards, are attached below.