Monday, November 14, 2022

Statement from Sport Yukon's executive director Tracey Bilsky regarding the cancellation of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid


Sport Yukon is saddened to hear of the cancellation of the 2027 Canada Winter Games.


The territory’s sport organizations are still feeling the loss of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and this would have been a rare opportunity to showcase what they have to offer.


The 2027 Games would have given the sport organizations a boost to their facilities, the building of official and volunteer capacity, while motivating the territory’s athletes and sport governing bodies.


Although the news is disappointing, we respect the decision of the Yukon Government. The sport community is a resilient one, and will continue to inspire and grow to benefit the present and future.




Tracey Bilsky

Sport Yukon executive director