1996, Gerry Thick (Builder)

gthickGerry Thick was inducted to the Hall of Fame as a builder for his long-time contribution and commitment to the Yukon sports scene.

Gerry lived in the Yukon for over 30 years and has been actively involved in the community and devoted to sports activities since day one. Until recent years he was an active athlete, primarily in hockey and softball. Gerry also coached, managed and organized sports teams and sporting events. Gerry was player/coach on the first senior men’s softball team from the Yukon to win a silver medal at the Western Canadian Softball Championships and was honored by being named Yukon Coach of the Year in 1984. Gerry was also responsible for organizing Yukon’s first senior “AAA” hockey team and worked diligently to fill the arena in Whitehorse on many cold winter nights.

In 1985 Gerry was appointed Director of the Artic Winter Games Corporation, became Treasurer in 1986, and was named President of the Artic Winter Games Committee (formerly the Artic Winter Games Corporation) in 1995. Gerry was also a hard-working councillor serving the City of Whitehorse for two terms from 186-1991.