Hall of Fame

Yukon Sports Hall of Fame Program

The Yukon Sports Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of amateur sport in the Territory.

The Annual Sport Yukon Hall of Fame presentation will be held 4:30 pm streamed live June 16th, 2021.

2020 INDUCTEE – LORRAINE KUHN

For more than 35 years Lorraine Kuhn dedicated herself as an athlete, a coach and most importantly a builder of Yukon sport. Her legacy appears in the culture of Yukon Volleyball as she shared her passion and motivated others to become the leaders of today.

Lorraine attended the University of Alberta to complete her teaching degree in physical education. She played volleyball in high school and went on to compete in both volleyball and field hockey at the U of A, winning the female athlete of the year award in the 1969-1970 academic year.

Lorraine came to the Yukon in 1970 and began teaching at Takhini Elementary school.  In the early years of her teaching career, she worked with Dave Stockdale to continue to grow the Polar Games to engage kids in healthy physical activity and organized sports. During this time Lorraine also coached and developed volleyball and basketball teams at the elementary level and created competitive experiences between schools.

From 1973-1979 and 1985-2001 she was the physical education teacher and coach at FH Collins secondary school where she coached generations of young people. Starting in the 1970’s, Lorraine exposed many Yukon athletes to high level competition outside of Yukon for the first time. Lorraine believed that to build the teamwork you need to play skilled quality competitors to test your limits and challenge your skills. Over the years she coached many Yukoners in both volleyball and basketball including teams that competed at Arctic Winter Games, Canada Games, and National Championships.

Lorraine was a builder. In 1996 Lorraine and Gerry Kuhn, along with Mike Harper, were the founders of Volleyball Yukon.  Lorraine held the highest level of volleyball coaching certification in Yukon for many years, level 3 theory and level 4 technical, and she encouraged her athletes to not only get their coaching and officiating designations from Sport Canada, but also encouraged athletes to coach junior teams to create capacity and skill.

Lorraine not only built athletes, teams, and organizations, she helped create good humans who wanted to pay it forward.  Lorraine helped create the strong and prosperous community of sport in Yukon that continues today.

 

Hall of Fame Nomination Criteria

 

Yukon Sports Hall of Fame Inductees