Sport Yukon


Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: Patricia McKenna

His latest book includes the signature of a ghost. He has competed in the only two Dyea to Dawson races, in both 1997 and 1998. He has written six books, including the recently-released Caribou Hotel. Read more



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... Read more


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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... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy of Bailey Staffen

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Midnight Marathon, hosted by the town’s Fly-by-Night Running Club. And potentially, it’s the end of the road for the event. There’s a joke in there somewhere, about how the marathon is on its “last legs”, Read more


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Issue: 2015-06-11

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... Read more


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Issue: 2015-04-23 MAP: courtesy of Wendy Nixon

Who runs through the woods with 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... Read more

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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. Read more

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

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. Read more

Yukon Families

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... Read more

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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. Read more

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. Read more

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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... Read more

Yukon People

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. Read more

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