We are the hub of a vibrant, healthy, engaged community of sport organizations that are continuously growing and improving
Who We Are
Sport Yukon is a non-governmental organization geared toward helping our members and the sport community succeed to their fullest potential.
Our membership is made up of Yukon Sport Governing Bodies, Sport and Recreation Organizations, and many other clubs, groups and associations. Our people are the best — and aiming even higher.
Our Present and Future
Sport Yukon has evolved greatly since its inauguration in the 1970s and it's growing ever-still with the present and future in mind – all in an effort to serve the territory's sport community better.
We are a small, but mighty, team of dedicated individuals working on behalf of athletes and sport organizations. Sport Yukon is a support system, a network of peers and professionals, and a resource for information and funding to maximize your capacity and further your goals.
Our new vision includes us being the hub of sport in the Yukon – from information on programs and funding, to expertise in sport tourism and event bidding, to a proven channel of communication and advocacy with government, Sport Yukon is at the centre of it all.
Sport Yukon is created to organize Team Yukon for the first Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife, NT. Art Webster was the director.
Sport Yukon assists Whitehorse in hosting its first Arctic Winter Games.
Sport Governing Bodies begin forming.
Sport Yukon Chefs Team Yukon at the Whitehorse Arctic Winter Games. They were the first Games attended by the Russian contingent.
Sport Yukon moves into their brand new building at 4061 4th Avenue in Whitehorse. Funding becomes stable from here forward.
Our Mission: Be the Voice and Face of Sport in the Yukon
We're here for you
To frame our focus, Sport Yukon uses four territorially and nationally recognized pillars:
1) Sport Capacity
2) Sport Development
3) Sport Participation
4) Sport for Community
These pillars guide us as we work with our member organizations to build confidence and competence.
Meet the Team
It doesn’t matter that we’ve been around for decades. What matters most is what we do today.
The best way to serve our sport community is to have great people who love their jobs.
Talent and skill go beyond balancing budgets, acquiring lists of certifications or organizing world-class events. We live and breathe what we do, and we have the injuries to prove it. We’re enthusiastic and take pride in doing the best we can do for Yukoners.
Current Board Members
'Mighty Mammoths' raise the bar at first powerlifting competition
Special Olympics athletes compete at first powerlifting competition.
Arrows fly at two Outside competitions
Two groups of archers went to competitions in P.E.I and B.C.
The Yukon loses a good one – Gerry Thick passes away at 77
“He’s got a great legacy and he’s done a world of good to help sport get to where it is today,” said George Arcand, president of Sport Yukon.