Northern LYTES Youth

Sport Development Fund 


We're passionate about linking youth to elite sport


Connecting Yukon’s young athletes and coaches to Canada’s Olympic athletes and professional coaches is why Sport Yukon supported the Northern LYTES Sport Development Program. When experts come to the territory to host camps for our aspirational athletes and coaches, it provides a long-term impact in our sport and recreational communities. And that makes us feel inspired!


Northern LYTES was the brainchild of Yukon athlete and Canadian Olympic cyclist Zach Bell. Soon after the program launched, Yukon cross-country skier and Olympian Emily Nishikawa got in on the game.


Any sport organization inside the Sport Yukon family is eligible to apply for the program, which provides funds to cover travelling and certain camp costs.


Sport Organization Funding 


Northern LYTES invites Yukon sport organizations in good standing with Sport Yukon to apply for funding to support camps and clinics involving Olympians, professional athletes and high-level coaches.


Northern LYTES may provide return airfare from any airport served by Air North, Yukon’s Airline, to a maximum of $1,000, for the visiting athlete or coach and up to $1,000 to cover certain camp costs.


You can apply to this fund at any time 


Camps supported to date include:

  • Cross-country ski camp with three-time U.S. Olympian and head coach of the Canadian World Cup cross country ski team, Justin Wadworth
  • Cycling camp with Canadian Olympian Denise Ramsden
  • Physical literacy camp with Canadian Olympic medalist Tom Hall
  • Basketball camp with Olympian Greg Francis and elite coach Dawn Smyth




If you'd like to assist the Northern LYTES Youth Sport Development Fund provide its programs click below. 

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