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Jessica Frotten seen in 2018. (File photo)

Yukon wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten competes in first two 2020 Tokyo Paralympics events

The races were the 800, 1,500 metre distances where she competed strong, but didn’t qualify for finals

 

Runners leave the start of The Claim Pre-Skagway 10 Miler in Rotary Peace Park on Aug. 22. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Athletics Yukon holds two races to prepare runners for the ‘Kinda’ Klondike Road Relay

The Claim Pre-Skagway 10 Miler and the Baked 1 Miler prepped runners for the road relay

 

Callum Weir is seen in Bremen, Germany on Aug. 11 after signing with Blumenthal SV in the Bremenliga. (Cindi Cowie/Submitted)

Yukon goalkeeper Callum Weir signs with Blumenthaler SV, a club in the Bremenliga in Germany

Callum Weir signed with Blumenthaler SV, a club in the Bremenliga, the fifth tier of German soccer

 

Spectators gather on the Rotary Club Bridge in Whitehorse on August 20 to watch the 2021 Whitewater Rodeo competitors. The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Whitewater rodeo event returns to downtown Whitehorse

Paddlers competed in five events on a bigger wave than usual.

Spectators gather on the Rotary Club Bridge in Whitehorse on August 20 to watch the 2021 Whitewater Rodeo competitors. The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
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)
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)
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)
Five Yukon municipalities will or have used the Canada Community-Building Fund to improve existing recreational facilities including the Canada Games Centre. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Community-Building Fund assists five Yukon communities improve recreational facilities

Five Yukon municipalities will be using Community-Building Fund to upgrade recreation facilities

Five Yukon municipalities will or have used the Canada Community-Building Fund to improve existing recreational facilities including the Canada Games Centre. (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
Paddlers crossing Lake Laberge during the first leg of the Yukon River Quest on Jun. 26, 2019. Crystal Schick/Yukon News

YRQ paddlers can refund or defer after last-minute cancellation

After the 2021 Yukon River Quest was cancelled on the eve of the race paddlers where given options on how to proceed

Paddlers crossing Lake Laberge during the first leg of the Yukon River Quest on Jun. 26, 2019. Crystal Schick/Yukon News
The territory recognized 26 athletes with sport excellence and recognition awards. (Yukon News file)

Athletes receive territorial sport awards

Twenty-six individual athletes received either the Premier’s awards of sport excellence or the Minister’s awards of sport recognition

The territory recognized 26 athletes with sport excellence and recognition awards. (Yukon News file)
Alex Lebarge races in the 2021 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships’ time trial at Titanium Way on June 12, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Cyclists vie in five stage races during road championships

The 2021 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships tested the riders endurance with five stage races

Alex Lebarge races in the 2021 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships’ time trial at Titanium Way on June 12, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Paddlers Abreast was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the water when the 2021 Yukon River Quest was cancelled on the eve of the race. Still, the paddlers gathered at the start in Rotary Park on June 23 to honour and remember the women who have been in the voyageur canoe over the years. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Flood warning in Carmacks docks the 2021 River Quest

The Yukon River Quest has been cancelled for the second year in a row

Paddlers Abreast was set to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the water when the 2021 Yukon River Quest was cancelled on the eve of the race. Still, the paddlers gathered at the start in Rotary Park on June 23 to honour and remember the women who have been in the voyageur canoe over the years. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Lorraine Kuhn is seen with one of the many volleyball teams she coached. (Photo submitted by Sport Yukon)

The Yukon Sports Hall of Fame inducts the late Lorraine Kuhn

Lorraine Kuhn became the newest member of the Yukon Sports Hall of Fame for her work in growing volleyball amongst other sports

Lorraine Kuhn is seen with one of the many volleyball teams she coached. (Photo submitted by Sport Yukon)
Two participants cross the finish line at the City of Whitehorse Kids Triathlon on June 12 with Mayor Dan Curtis on hand to present medals. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

2021 Kids’ Triathlon draws 76 young athletes

Youth ages five to 14 swim, run and bike their way to finish line

Two participants cross the finish line at the City of Whitehorse Kids Triathlon on June 12 with Mayor Dan Curtis on hand to present medals. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Team Yukon during the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Submitted/Sport Yukon)

Whitehorse will bid for 2027 Canada Winter Games

Bid would be submitted in July 2022

Team Yukon during the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Submitted/Sport Yukon)