Sport Yukon

A summer of sports

Some activities and events will look different this year, but Yukoners can still get their sport on.

Yukon athletes honoured by Sport Yukon

For 44 years Sport Yukon has been handing out awards to the Yukon’s top athletes, coaches and sport administrators. The 2019 crop of honourees continues this trend, despite COVID-19 necessitating the distribution of the awards to take place at a distance.

Especially Good Fun

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. It’s just like watching any athletes perform the sports they love – except there is an underlying air …

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The Ultimate Guide to Yukon Sport

John Firth’s massive Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, published in November 2014 by Sport Yukon, is a heavy book. It must weigh 14 pounds. If you’re brain isn’t strong enough to read all of it, mine wasn’t, you can throw out your old barbells and dumbbells and incorporate it into a new fitness program. Little …

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Finding your way in the woods

Who runs through the woods with a map and compass, searching for small orange and white flags? That would be a person who is orienteering. This popular Yukon sport combines running or walking and navigation using a map. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It can be enjoyed as a leisurely walk …

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That Special Olympic Feeling

Serge Michaud about Special Olympics. “”providing opportunities to individuals who may not get opportunities to compete in sports they love.”

Fun Fair tips by Nash and Thayer

What are those? “Whiffle balls.” What are they for? “Tic-Tac-Toe.” Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday. The whiffle balls are thrown into the nine-hole grid and, well, everyone knows what needs to be done. Nash …

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The Art of Winning and Losing

A pack of roughly 260 teens and tweens are in Alaska this week last to compete in the  Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The 10-year-olds right up to the 19-year-olds, will have been managing their adrenaline all week, bolstering their courage and drive to compete against youth from around the northern tip of the globe …

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Play Makers: Raising an Olympian

Standing in front of the large crowd of Yukoners that had gathered earlier this month at Sport Yukon for an Olympic pep rally, Greig Bell made no effort to contain his excitement. Microphone in hand and donning a black and silver long sleeved shirt with “Yukon” splashed across the front, the long time Yukoner paced …

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A Tinsmith Who Creates Community

Rick Griffiths just returned from a vacation in Saskatchewan where he visited many old friends. “There wasn’t a place I visited where I wasn’t given a meal and offered a bed to sleep in,” he says. Griffiths is a self-proclaimed “people-person”, a man who cultivates and maintains long-term relationships. As he talks about his friends …

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The Best Job in the World

Trevor Twardocleb’s eyes light up when he recounts his own first experience at the Arctic Winter Games. It was 1980 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Twardeochleb, then a young hockey player from Faro, had managed to crack the lineup for Team Yukon. “We won the gold medal,” beams Twardochleb. “For a kid from Faro, just going to …

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Brain Active

Did you know you can build new brain cells at any age? It’s true! Whether you are in your 30s and constantly lose your car keys, or coming into your golden years and find it increasingly hard to recall events, there is hope. To improve brain functioning, the most important things to look at are …

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