The Government of Yukon contributes $585,000 to support Team Yukon’s Arctic Winter Games attendance.

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    The Government of Yukon contributed $585,000 to support Team Yukon’s attendance at the Games

    The Government of Yukon is cheering alongside all Yukoners as over 350 athletes, coaches, cultural performers and support personnel head to the 2024 Arctic Winter Games in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska from March 10 to 16.

    Athletes and cultural performers from across the Yukon will be representing Team Yukon and their home communities of Dawson, Haines Junction, Carmacks, Carcross, Watson Lake, Ross River, Marsh Lake and Whitehorse. They will be competing in 20 sports and cultural activities throughout the weeklong Games.

    According to a media release, Wrestler Leah McLean will lead Team Yukon into the opening ceremonies as the flag bearer.
    McLean is a multisport athlete who has represented the Yukon at three major Games in three different sports. McLean earned a silver ulu at the 2023 Arctic Winter Games in 65-kilogram wrestling category. At the 2023 North American Indigenous Games, McLean earned a bronze medal in beach volleyball. In her main sport judo, McLean placed fifth at the Canada Winter Games in PEI and earned a silver medal at the 2023 B.C. Provincials.

    Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn said the Yukon government is proud to support Team Yukon at the Arctic Winter Games. Whether they hit a personal best, reach a goal or win an ulu, he said he hopes every athlete competing at the Games would have wonderful time and be a great ambassador for the territory. From March 10 to 16, Mat-Su, Alaska will welcome close to 2,000 participants for the Game.

    The Government of Yukon contributed $585,000 to support Team Yukon’s attendance at the Games. Sport Canada contributes $100,000, and participants pay between $350 to $450 each.

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