The Government of Yukon congratulates Team Yukon on its participation at this year’s Canada Summer Games.
Nearly 200 athletes, coaches, managers and support staff represented the Yukon at the Canada Summer Games in Niagara, Ontario from August 6 through August 21. Team Yukon competed in athletics, basketball, canoe, kayak, cycling, golf, soccer, beach and court volleyball, swimming and wrestling. Mara Roldan, cycling, and Darby McIntyre, athletics, were selected as opening and closing Team Yukon flagbearers.
Several Yukon athletes achieved personal bests this year while competing against some of the finest athletes in the country. Flag bearer and cyclist Mara Roldan had an outstanding performance, placing fifth in the women’s road race. Men’s soccer picked up big wins over Nova Scotia and Manitoba. This marked the first time the Yukon men’s soccer team beat a province at a Canada Games event, leading to seventh place in the final standings.
The Canada Games Council also recognized Team Yukon’s Arcel Siosan with the Pat Lechelt True Sport Award. The award is given to an athlete in each week of the Games who exemplifies the True Sport principles on and off the field of play. Arcel was both a mission staff and participant at this year’s Games.