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The 2027 Canada Winter Games bid process was launched on Sept. 22. Helping make the announcement were Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston, Premier Sandy Silver, bid committee chair Piers McDonald, Kwanlin Dün First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson, Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn, Mayor Dan Curtis, 2027 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair Anthony Everett and Canada Winter Games alum Anthony Greer (left-right). (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse officially bidding for 2027 Canada Winter Games

The Games, slated for 2027, will be hosted 20 years after Whitehorse first held the multi-sport event

 

Three cyclists in the Contagious Mountain Bike Club’s Royalty of the Canyon race leave the start line at the Schwatka Lake Day Use Area in the pouring rain on Aug. 21. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

CMBC’s Royalty of the Canyon crowns the mountain biking elite

Ian Parker and Sierra van der Meer earned the king and queen Royalty of the Canyon crowns

 

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

 

Chloe Tatsumi dismounts the balance beam to cap her routine during the Yukon Championships at the Polarettes Gymnastics Club on May 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Gymnasts vie in 2021 Yukon Championships

In a year without competition because of COVID-19, the Polarettes Gymnastics Club hosted its Yukon Championships.

Chloe Tatsumi dismounts the balance beam to cap her routine during the Yukon Championships at the Polarettes Gymnastics Club on May 1. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Two young orienteers reach their first checkpoint near Shipyards Park during a Yukon Orienteering Association sprint race May 5. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Orienteers were back in action for the season’s first race

The Yukon Orienteering Association began its 2021 season with a sprint race beginning at Shipyards.

Two young orienteers reach their first checkpoint near Shipyards Park during a Yukon Orienteering Association sprint race May 5. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Whitehorse Glacier Bears swimmer Selene Brown, 13, racing in the Yukon Championships mixed 400 SC meter freestyle event on April 24. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Swimmers make the plunge at weekend’s Yukon Championships

COVID-19 restrictions did not deter the Whitehorse Glacier Bears from holding its Yukon Championships over the weekend.

Whitehorse Glacier Bears swimmer Selene Brown, 13, racing in the Yukon Championships mixed 400 SC meter freestyle event on April 24. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)

New dates set for Arctic Winter Games

Wood Buffalo, Alta. will host event Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The postponed 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been rescheduled for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2023. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been postponed indefinitely. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)

2022 Arctic Winter Games postponed indefinitely

Wood Buffalo, Alta., Host Society committed to rescheduling at a later date

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been postponed indefinitely. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
The opening ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28, 2017. The 2021 Canada Summer Games have officially been rescheduled for Aug. 6 to 21, 2022, exactly one year from the date the national competition was originally set to take place in the Niagara region of Ontario. (Canada Summer Games/Flickr)
The opening ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28, 2017. The 2021 Canada Summer Games have officially been rescheduled for Aug. 6 to 21, 2022, exactly one year from the date the national competition was originally set to take place in the Niagara region of Ontario. (Canada Summer Games/Flickr)

Coach’s legacy will live on

Coaches can now apply to Jamie Shaw Fund for learning opportunities

Final IBU World Cup event ends early

The mixed relay events were cancelled as measures to combat COVID-19 ramped up

Yukon archers win half dozen medals at Canadian Regional Indoor Championships

The Yukon archers won two golds, three silvers and one bronze

Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race cancelled but planning underway to deliver the mail

The annual race is a roundtrip between Dawson City and Eagle, Alaska

Whitehorse grapplers win half dozen medals at Alaska State No-Gi Grappling Championships

The 11 athletes from Elite Martial Arts Academy won two silver and four bronze medals

Record medal haul for Team Yukon at Western Canada Summer Games

Nine medals — three silver and six bronze — put the Yukon fourth in the medal standings

Whitehorse youth swim, bike and run at annual Kids’ Triathlon

The City of Whitehorse held its sixth annual Kids’ Triathlon last Sunday,…

Yukon Badminton Association hosts 2019 Open Championships

The two-day tournament included participants in a handful of singles and doubles categories

Yukon martial artists bring back baker’s dozen medals from 2019 Tiger Balm Internationals

A group of athletes from Elite Martial Arts Academy in Whitehorse were…

Martine LeLevier repeats as Granger Grind champion

LeLevier won this year’s race with a time of seven hours, 57 minutes and 53 seconds

Team Yukon finishes middle of the pack at 2019 Tim Hortons Brier

The Yukoners finished with a 3-4 record in pool play