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Special Olympics Yukon (SOY)

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Star Flower Photography

Getting a medal is never the point of the Special Olympics Provincial Games. “We’re there to have fun,” says Gaetan Michaud, captain of Yukon’s Special Olympics soccer team. “It’s about doing your best.” more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Serge Michaud

Brettanie Deal-Porter is the program coordinator for Special Olympics Yukon, the Yukon's branch of an international organization devoted to making sports accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities. It’s a job that Deal-Porter has... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: Josh Schroeder

“Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement let's blow the roof off... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Tamara Neely

An exhibit featuring paintings by 22 year old Yukoner Anna Thompson is currently on display at the Atco Electric Yukon Youth Centre Art Gallery. Thompson has a cognitive disability as a result of a brain injury as a baby which left her with... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Todd Sjodin

There is something special about watching Special Olympics athletes compete. If you know people with an intellectual disability involved with the Special Olympics, then you know what it’s like to watch a person give everything they’ve got... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Carmacks

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo By: Maria Gruninger

Five Special Olympics Yukon athletes went to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. Special Olympics Yukon sent two skating athletes and three cross country skiers. The team qualified by competing at the 2015... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Special Olympics Yukon

Hi my name is Mallory Ellen Pigage. I have been an athlete with the Special Olympics Yukon for 16 years. I really like Special Olympics because it is a time for me to socialize and do sports at the same time. The reason why it gives me the time to... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Rick Massie

In the popular bowling movie Kingpin the term “munsoned” is coined by the film’s writers Peter and Bobby Farrelly to describe being up a creek without a paddle, essentially being left for dead. For the Mad Trapper Alleys in Riverdale that seemed... more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Patricia Jones

It’s the last Thursday evening in July, and Elyn Jones is sitting beside the parking lot of Universal Studios giving an interview on her cell phone. She and her husband, Jerome McIntyre and their daughter Breda, 12, have spent a scorching ... more

Aug 13, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games

Serge Michaud doesn’t attempt to hide his feelings about the importance of the Special Olympics movement. “For me, the organization is all about providing opportunities, which is something near and dear to my heart,” he says. more

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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July 3-2014

Vancouver had better be prepared. That’s where the Yukon is sending 24 Special Olympians, ages 13 and older, to compete in the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games — our largest team ever. more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Active

It's not every day that a Yukon figure skater is named to Team Canada for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. For that athlete to win a silver medal is a very proud moment and that is exactly what 15 year old Michael Sumner did in... more

Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2012-03-22

Wrangling four Special Olympics athletes for a week of national-level competition in an unfamiliar city is not for the faint of heart. But 74-year-old Bill Wasylenko handled it with a smile on his face. more

Mar 22, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

We actually got our bronze medals stuck in the ice at the curling rink," admits Thomas Scoffin a little sheepishly. "After the medal ceremony we placed our medals on the Olympic rings painted into the ice to take a picture. They melted in and got... more

Feb 9, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

The air crackles with energy as members of the Ynklude Art Troupe rehearse for their next stage outing. Laughter and chatter abound as producer Julie Robinson explains changes in the lineup, adding a few more saxophone solos by Hayley Hulushka ... more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

On Friday night, Special Olympics Yukon is holding its annual Golf Gala at Meadow Lakes Resort. Always popular, the event once again has a packed roster of golfers. more

Aug 6, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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