Although the 2012 Arctic Winter Games will be the sixth time Whitehorse hosts the event, and there is a budget of $6.1 million, the Games aren’t going to run themselves.
Last week the 2012 Arctic Winter Games Host Society president, George Arcand, announced the society has recruited 13 individuals to join him on the board of management, including Whitehorse Mayor Bev Buckway.
“After approaching key candidates in our recruiting process I’m pleased to announce that our Host Society Board of Management now has a full complement,” said Arcand in a media release. “These men and women who have chosen to volunteer their time for our community will help ensure that the 2012 Arctic Winter Games are a success.
“With this team and the venues available in Whitehorse I believe the 2012 Games will exceed expectations.”
The 2012 Games, to be held in March of that year, is not the only major sports event scheduled to come to Whitehorse. In March, Whitehorse will host about 400 cross-country skiers for the 2010 Haywood Nationals. It was also announced last week the Yukon capital will host the International Softball Federation XIII Women’s World Championship in the summer of 2012.
Executive VP Dennis Shewfelt (Whitehorse)
Board member Bev Buckway (Whitehorse)
Board member Brian Crist (Whitehorse)
VP of administration and finance Robert Fendrick (Whitehorse)
VP athlete services Tracey Bilsky (Sport Yukon)
VP of marketing Denny Kobayashi (Yukon Government)
VP sponsorship Jason Bilsky (Northwestel)
VP logistics Robb Andison (Yukon Government)
VP of culture and ceremonies Laurel Parry (Yukon Government)
VP of venues Linda Rapp (Whitehorse)
VP of IT Don Pumphry (Northwestel)
VP of volunteers Marie Cairns (Yukon Government)
VP of sport Vicki Dawe (Porter Creek Secondary School)