Thanks for supporting Athletics Yukon
With the end of 2013 quickly approaching, it is time to give thanks to everyone who contributed to an exceptional year for Athletics Yukon. From our local sponsors to our volunteers, our community pitches in to put on fantastic events and to develop running, walking and snowshoeing in our territory. Thank you to all of you.
At the recent Sport Yukon Awards night, we honoured some of our exceptional performers this season: Logan Boehmer (Most Improved Male); Dave Eickleboom (Male Trail Athlete); Liz Clubine (Warrior Award); Logan Roots (Male Road Athlete); Denise McHale (Female Athlete); Brittany Pearson (Female Track Athlete); Darby McIntyre (Young Male Runner); Constance Montgomery (Young Female Runner); Jen King (Ultra Runner); and Tom Ullyett (Masters Athlete). These athletes trained and competed here at home in the Yukon and Outside and did us all proud. Congratulations on your awards and your athletic achievements this year.
Tanya Astika (president), Bryan Craven (director) and Brenda Dion (director) left our board this year after a number of years of volunteering. On behalf of our community, a huge thank you to each of you for your significant contributions. You will be missed.
For the upcoming season, new directors Amelia Fraser and Micah Quinn join veterans Lauren Whyte, Don White, Terry Boone, Nancy Thomson, Bonnie Love and myself on the board. Collectively we will work to build on the foundation laid by previous boards to make 2014 another exceptional year for our members.
It isn’t too late to get one more Athletics Yukon event in before the holidays. Join us at our annual Winter Solstice Run on Saturday, December 21 at 10 a.m. at the upper parking lot of Grey Mountain Road. Bring a donation for the food bank and enjoy hot chocolate at the end. Visit athleticsyukon.ca for more information.
On behalf of the board of Athletics Yukon, happy holidays and many happy footfalls in 2014.
Ben Yu Schott