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U Kon Echelon cyclists Mack Jenner, Alex Lebarge, Ava Irving-Staley and James McCann, left-to-right, are seen in Mission, B.C. Aug. 15 after competing in the BC Provincial Road Championships. (Photo submitted by Trena Irving)

Four U Kon Echelon cyclists compete in the BC Provincial Road Cycling Championships

Yukon cyclists vie in first Outside competition since the COVID-19 pandemic hit

U Kon Echelon cyclists Mack Jenner, Alex Lebarge, Ava Irving-Staley and James McCann, left-to-right, are seen in Mission, B.C. Aug. 15 after competing in the BC Provincial Road Championships. (Photo submitted by Trena Irving)
Mara Roldan races in the XCO Quebec Championships in 2019. Roldan made the Canadian national team and will compete in Val di Sole, Italy on Aug. 26. (Catherine Forest/Submitted)

Mara Roldan makes Canadian mountain bike team, will race at world championship in Italy

Yukon mountain biker Mara Roldan will vie in the junior women cross country race on Aug. 26 in Italy

Mara Roldan races in the XCO Quebec Championships in 2019. Roldan made the Canadian national team and will compete in Val di Sole, Italy on Aug. 26. (Catherine Forest/Submitted)
Mathilde Roldan, centre, Aisha Roldan, left and Sierra Van Der meer were the podium finishers of the second-annual ShredHERS Enduro race on Aug. 14. (Michelle Friesen/Submitted)

The second annual ShredHERS Enduro race brings out 23 mountain bikers

ShredHERS Enduro brings out cyclists and puts a focus on mental health supports and resources

Mathilde Roldan, centre, Aisha Roldan, left and Sierra Van Der meer were the podium finishers of the second-annual ShredHERS Enduro race on Aug. 14. (Michelle Friesen/Submitted)
The Flatwater North team, MacKenna MacAuley, James McCann, Bruce Porter, Kaleb Parry, Rogan Parry, Joel Girouard, Julianne Girouard, and Gavin Jaeger-Freebron, left-to-right, that competed at the Prairie Divisionals in Regina Aug. 6-8. (Photo submitted by Flatwater North)

Flatwater North paddlers make Nationals based on Prairie Divisional results

Flatwater North paddling team will have six representatives at Nationals in Ottawa – a first for the club

The Flatwater North team, MacKenna MacAuley, James McCann, Bruce Porter, Kaleb Parry, Rogan Parry, Joel Girouard, Julianne Girouard, and Gavin Jaeger-Freebron, left-to-right, that competed at the Prairie Divisionals in Regina Aug. 6-8. (Photo submitted by Flatwater North)
The 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay can accept runners from Canadians outside Yukon and Americans. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)

‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay can now accept participants from Canadians and Americans

Those outside of the Yukon jurisidiction can register for the race if they can meet border protocols

The 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay can accept runners from Canadians outside Yukon and Americans. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
Yellowknife Galaxy player, Josh, takes a corner during second half action against the North of 60 team at the F.H. Collins turf field on Aug. 8. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

The Yukon played host to N.W.T. in a weekend of soccer action

For the first time in over a year the Yukon and N.W.T. faced competition outside their jurisdictions

Yellowknife Galaxy player, Josh, takes a corner during second half action against the North of 60 team at the F.H. Collins turf field on Aug. 8. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Joe Hanson, left, will return to the Whitecaps while Cameron Bringsli received the invite to join the U14 academy. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Hanson, Bringsli will continue and begin their Vancouver Whitecaps careers

Cameron Bringlsi will join the Whitecaps U14 acedemy while Joe Hanson returns to the reserve U-23 team

Joe Hanson, left, will return to the Whitecaps while Cameron Bringsli received the invite to join the U14 academy. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Orienteers complete Yukon Championships over three weeks and three distances

The territory’s orienteers raced a sprint, middle and long-distance events during the three-week Yukon Championships

An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
A group of runners begin the Yukon River Trail Marathon in Rotary Park on August 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Runners beat the heat in 2021 Yukon River Trail Marathon

After a year away because of COVID-19, the Yukon River Trail Marathon returned in 2021

A group of runners begin the Yukon River Trail Marathon in Rotary Park on August 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Rylee Outton competes in the YCCMA Harescramble on July 24. (Mike McCann/Submitted)

Yukon Cross Country Motorcycle Associations holds season’s first Harescramble

YCCMA’s first Harescramble of the year saw 55 riders of all ages participate

Rylee Outton competes in the YCCMA Harescramble on July 24. (Mike McCann/Submitted)
Whitehorse’s Jessica Frotten looks at her time after the 200-metre event at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England on July 15 2017. Frotten is headed to Tokyo to compete in Paralympics. (Yonathan Kellerman/Athletics Canada)

Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten will represent Canada at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

Jessica Frotten will represent Canada in at least three para-athletic events in Tokyo

Whitehorse’s Jessica Frotten looks at her time after the 200-metre event at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England on July 15 2017. Frotten is headed to Tokyo to compete in Paralympics. (Yonathan Kellerman/Athletics Canada)
Glacier Bears swimmer Hannah Kingscote competes at a 2017 meet. Kingscote finished in the top three of Swim Canada’s virtual Race Again Challenge in 2021. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)

Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club finish eighth in national virtual event

Glacier Bears swimmers finished eighth at during the virtual Swim Canada Race Again Challenge as well as set many club and personal best times

Glacier Bears swimmer Hannah Kingscote competes at a 2017 meet. Kingscote finished in the top three of Swim Canada’s virtual Race Again Challenge in 2021. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
Special Olympics Yukon launched its 40th anniversary logo on July 13. It was designed by local graphic designer Jodie Thomson. (Special Olympics Yukon/Submitted)

Special Olympics Yukon launches 40th anniversary celebration logo

Special Olympics Yukon celebrated its 40th anniversary in June but has big plans to mark four decades

Special Olympics Yukon launched its 40th anniversary logo on July 13. It was designed by local graphic designer Jodie Thomson. (Special Olympics Yukon/Submitted)
Sport Yukon’s Kids Recreation Fund will receive half of money raised by Yukoners in a national 50/50 draw. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Sport Yukon’s Kids Recreation Fund will benefit from nation-wide 50/50 raffle

A nation-wide 50/50 raffle will support Canadian Olympians on their quest of the podium as well as charities at the provincial and territorial level

Sport Yukon’s Kids Recreation Fund will receive half of money raised by Yukoners in a national 50/50 draw. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
The ‘Race to the Klondyke’ will be held by the Yukon River Quest and Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association. The race will begin on August 14 departing from Carmacks to Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon River Quest holding ‘Race to the Klondyke’ in August, registration opened July 14

After cancelling the 2021 Yukon River Quest, officials announced a race from Carmacks to Dawson in August.

The ‘Race to the Klondyke’ will be held by the Yukon River Quest and Yukon River Marathon Paddlers Association. The race will begin on August 14 departing from Carmacks to Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Mikayla Kramer, seen here during the Arctic Edge Skating Club’s The Wizard of Oz ice show in 2019, has successfully auditioned for Disney on Ice. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon figure skater Mikayla Kramer joins Disney on Ice

After submitting an audition tape to Disney on Ice, Yukon figure skater Mikayla Kramer earned an ensemble role

Mikayla Kramer, seen here during the Arctic Edge Skating Club’s The Wizard of Oz ice show in 2019, has successfully auditioned for Disney on Ice. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Maude Molgat sticks the landing of her vault routine during the Canadian Nationals on June 14. Molgat finished sixth vault once the scores were announced. John Tonin/Yukon News

National gymnastics results see Molgat placed sixth on vault

Three Yukon gymnasts made history on June 14 becoming the territory’s first athletes to compete at Canadian Nationals in 20 years. The results from the competition are now in

Maude Molgat sticks the landing of her vault routine during the Canadian Nationals on June 14. Molgat finished sixth vault once the scores were announced. John Tonin/Yukon News
Three runners make their way past Jackson Lake headed toward Haeckel Hill. John Tonin/Yukon News

The scorching day didn’t deter the Reckless Raven runners

Reckless Raven participants navigate the trails many difficult features while also conquering the heat

Three runners make their way past Jackson Lake headed toward Haeckel Hill. John Tonin/Yukon News
Marie Desmarais hangs out in one of the ref stands at the courts at Better Bodies. (Courtesy/Squash Yukon)

Squash Canada recognizes the Yukon’s Marie Desmarais

Marie Desmarais was recognized by Squash Canada in receiving the Certificate of Achievement.

Marie Desmarais hangs out in one of the ref stands at the courts at Better Bodies. (Courtesy/Squash Yukon)
The 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay registration will open at the end of July. Tom Patrick/Yukon News

The ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay registration will open end of July

Based on the recent COVID outbreak and some technical difficulties with the registration system, Sport Yukon has delayed registration for the ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay until the end of July

The 2021 ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay registration will open at the end of July. Tom Patrick/Yukon News