The following is being distributed jointly by the Government of Yukon, the City of Whitehorse and the Canada Games Council
Whitehorse, Yukon – The Government of Yukon, the City of Whitehorse and the Canada Games Council invite media to attend the official launch of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid process. The announcement will take place on September 22, 2021 at 11 a.m. YT (PT) at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon.
This event will publicly launch the bid process while outlining the timelines and next steps to determine that the City of Whitehorse and Government of Yukon will be ready to co-host the 2027 Canada Winter Games.
2027 Canada Winter Games Bid Launch Announcement
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. YT (PT) (Media should arrive at 10:30 a.m. YT (PT) to set up.)
Location: Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre (Grey Mountain Room) - 1 Sumanik Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6T1
Dignitaries in attendance will include:
Premier of Yukon Sandy Silver
Kwanlin Dun First Nation Councillor Jessie Dawson
Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief Peter Johnston
Minister of Community Services, Richard Mostyn
Mayor of Whitehorse Dan Curtis
Canada Games Council Board Director and 2027 Bid Evaluation Committee Chair Anthony Everett
2027 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee Chair Piers McDonald
Three-time Canada Games alum for Team Yukon David Gree
Media availability will follow the event in the form of individual media scrums. Space onsite is limited to ensure physical distancing is possible and mask use is highly recommended. Please do not attend if you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Given capacity restrictions, all media should pre-register for this event. Yukon media may pre-register by contacting Odile Nelson, Communications Analyst, Government of Yukon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National media should contact Courtney Pollock, Senior Advisor, Communications and Digital Media, Canada Games Council, at email@example.com for more information.
About the Canada Games Council
The Canada Games Council, a private, non-profit organization, is the governing body for the Canada Games. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system, in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible through the tireless dedication of local Host Societies and the contribution and support of the federal, provincial/territorial and host municipal governments.
The office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek People.
Senior Advisor, Communications and Digital Media
Canada Games Council
Communications Analyst, Community Services
Government of Yukon
Manager, Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse