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June 3, 2016

GOLF GALA PRESENTED BY FINNING AND MEADOW LAKES GOLF RESORT FOR THE BENEFIT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS YUKON

ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS!

Special Olympics Yukon is pleased to announce the 16th annual Golf Gala presented by Finning and Meadow Lakes Golf Resort on SATURDAY, July 9 with a 10am shotgun start. All proceeds from this fundraising event go toward Special Olympics Yukon programs and initiatives.

Plenty of "on course" contests and food stations can be found throughout the beautiful and challenging Meadow Lakes golf course during the Golf Gala.

1 complimentary golf cart will be allocated to each team and a delicious Gourmet BBQ Hamburger lunch will follow the Golf Gala thanks to our friends at Mic Mac Motors!

As per Golf Gala tradition, each player goes home with a prize!

Teams of 4 can register starting today for $380 and single golfers can sign up for $100 each. Deadline to register is July 6 however the 16 teams spots available usually sell out WAY BEFORE the deadline.

Registration form for this year's Golf Gala can be downloaded by clicking here.

Don't delay…sign up to play!!!

 




 

May 27, 2016

Yukon's Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) powered by Whitehorse Home Hardware will be hosting a CAR WASH  at the Whitehorse Superstore parking lot on Saturday, May 28 from 10am-3pm. Get your car washed by Yukon Law Enforcement's finest and while you're at it grab a frozen treat, it all goes to support LETR's efforts in helping Special Olympics Yukon athletes chase their sport goals! 

See you there!

 




May 3, 2016

Special Olympics Yukon Announces Athletes Selected to

Team Canada 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Team Canada will compete in Austria March 14 – 25, 2017

Whitehorse, Yukon, May 3, 2016 – Special Olympics Yukon is pleased to officially announce 3 Yukon athletes selected to Team Canada for the upcoming 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, taking place in Austria from March 14 to 25, 2017.

Ernest Chua (Cross Country Skiing), Tijana McCarthy (Figure Skating) and Michael Sumner (Figure Skating) have been chosen to participate with Team Canada.

“Special Olympics Yukon is excited to send 3 athletes as part of Special Olympics Team Canada, the largest representation ever from Yukon on our Canadian Team!” says Thomas Gibbs, President for Special Olympics Yukon. “They have shown dedication and commitment to reach their sport goals”.

Yukon Athletes selected to Team Canada will start on their journey to Austria in the next couple of weeks as their first official training camp for the Games takes place in Ontario. Over the next 10 months, Special Olympics Team Canada athletes will be hard at work, training for the experience of a lifetime.

Special Olympics Team Canada will consist of 110 athletes, 35 mission staff and coaches, 2 team managers and 1 Chef de Mission, and will be competing in 6 different sports in Austria. Team Canada athletes were selected based on their performance at the recent Special Olympics Canada 2016 Winter Games in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. Over 650 Special Olympics athletes from across Canada competed at those Games, vying for a spot on Special Olympics Team Canada.

Congratulations to our Yukoners representing Canada in 2017!

Special Olympics Yukon is dedicated to enriching the lives of Yukoners with an intellectual disability through sport.

For more information on Special Olympics Yukon, visit www.specialolympicsyukon.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 




April 29, 2016 

WATCH FOR IT

Yukon's Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) powered by Whitehorse Home Hardware will be hosting a BBQ & CAR WASH  at the Whitehorse Superstore parking lot on Saturday, May 28 from 10am-3pm. Get your car washed by Yukon Law Enforcement's finest and while you're at it grab a bite, it all goes to support LETR's efforts in helping Special Olympics Yukon athletes chase their sport goals! 

There will be games & prizes and a special FUZZY guest appearance!   


 

On June 18, Yukon Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) powered by Whitehorse Home Hardware will be participating in the first ever "Battle of the Badges".

The "battle" consists of a team of RCMP cyclists (Steele's Wheels) and a team of Whitehorse Correctional Centre cyclists (Swift Justice) collecting pledges as they take on the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay (kcibr.org), a bike race that starts in Haines Junction, Yukon and finishes in Haines, Alaska. The total distance each team will cover is 238km!

Each cyclist has until June 1 to raise funds.

All proceeds from all LETR fundraising (including this initiative) supports Special Olympics Yukon.

Please support Law Enforcement supporting us!!!

You can support your favorite cyclist by clicking on the link below:

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/search.aspx…


Also, for all of our non-"Battle of the Badges" friends taking on the Kluane Chilkat International Bike relay, we found out there are still rooms available at the brand new Haines Aspen Suites Hotel. Make sure you give them a call to book your room today at 907-766-2211.

See you at the race!




April 29, 2016 

2016 Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction presented by Whitehorse Canadian Tire

A big THANK YOU to the sponsors, auction item donors and guests of this year's SOLD OUT festival that took place on April 9 at the Yukon Convention Centre.

Sandy Coleman and co-MCs, Special Olympics Yukon Athlete Ambassadors Aimee Lien and Chris Lee did a wonderful job hosting the event.  The evening was filled with some great local entertainment including Madi Dixon, Celtic Tide, MC Dash and Dancesonic.

Our guest speakers inlcuded Olympic Champion Jamie Sale and Special Olympics World Games Champion Darby McIntyre. Both were incredible and truly inspiring! 

Over 100 items (provided by local businesses/supporters) were up for grabs in the live and silent auction as well as the bucket raffle, which raised over $53,000 (net) for Special Olympics Yukon.  

All the proceeds from this event go to support over 90 Yukon Athletes with an intellectual disability. 

We couldn’t do it without the support of our community, so again Thank you!




March 15, 2016

SPRING is just around the corner…and so is the 2016 Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction presented by Whitehorse Canadian Tire!

This year's event takes place on Saturday, April 9 at the Yukon Convention Centre.

Please click here to listen to the AUDIO INVITATION for this year's event!

CLICK HERE FOR more information on this amazing night!

Tickets are $100 each or $700 for a table for 8 guests. You can get your tickets today by calling us at 867-668-6511 or by emailing fundraising@specialolympicsyukon.ca




February 27, 2016

Special Olympics Team Yukon 2016 departs for Corner Brook, NL tomorrow!

Team Yukon 2016 updates will be posted on Facebook (Special Olympics Yukon) and Twitter (@SpecialOYukon) beginning on Tuesday, March 1. 

 

Team Yukon 2016:

Figure Skating 2 athletes:

Mike Sumner

Tijana McCarthy

Michelle Semaschuk - Head Coach

Cross Country Skiing 3 athletes:

Owen Munroe

Darby McIntyre

Ernest Chua

Helen Slama - Head Coach

Mission Staff - Jerome McIntyre

Chef de Mission – Brettanie Deal-Porter

 

Here is Team Yukon's schedule as of February 27:

ALL TIMES PST

Tuesday, March 1

2:30pm - 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremonies

 

Wednesday,March 2

9am - Cross Country Skiing, 5km classic technique final - OWEN MUNROE and DARBY MCINTYRE

11:30am - Cross Country Skiing, 500m classic technique preliminary - ERNEST CHUA

3pm - Cross Country Skiing, 500m classic technique final - ERNEST CHUA

 

Thursday, March 3

9am - Cross Country Skiing, 7.5km classic technique final - OWEN MUNROE and DARBY MCINTYRE

11:00am - Cross Country Skiing, 1km classic technique preliminary - ERNEST CHUA

 

Friday, March 4

11:05am - Figure Skating, Women's Level 1 competition and Men's Level 2 competition - TIJANA MCCARTHY and MIKE SUMNER

11:30am - Cross Country Skiing, 1km classic technique final - ERNEST CHUA

 

Saturday, March 5

9:30am - Cross Country Skiing, 3 x 1km Classic Technique relay - ERNEST CHUA, DARBY MCINTYRE and OWEN MUNROE

7pm - 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Closing Ceremonies

 

Sunday, March 6

Special Olympics Team Yukon 16 arrives into Whitehorse on Air Canada flight 291 arriving at 8:30pm. Please join us (in purple!!!) at the airport to greet them upon their arrival. 

 

GO TEAM YUKON GO

 




WHITEHORSE, January 7, 2016

 Team Yukon 2016 Announced

 5 Yukoners will represent the Territory at the

2016 Special Olympics Winter Games

5 Special Olympics Yukon (SOY) athletes have been chosen to be a part of the Team Yukon 2016 and will compete at 2016 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, NL being held Feb 29 to March 5, 2016.

The team qualified by competing at the 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games held this past winter in Kamloops, BC. Accompanying the team will be a team of coaches and mission staff.

SOY officially announced the Team members at a press conference held on Monday, December 21 at Sport Yukon.

Skating 2 athletes:

Mike Sumner

Tijana McCarthy

Michelle Semaschuk - Head Coach

Cross Country Skiing 3 athletes:

Owen Munroe

Darby McIntyre

Ernest Chua

Helen Slama - Head Coach

Mission Staff - Jerome McIntyre

Chef de Mission – Brettanie Deal-Porter

Local media coverage: http://www.yukon-news.com/news/yukon-special-olympians-tapped-for-national-games/

http://www.whitehorsestar.com/Sports/five-special-olympians-headed-to-the-rock-in-2016

 




October 15, 2015

 




October 8, 2015

The Yellowcard Campaign was created in 2014 to raise awareness on the eradication of the use of hurtful words such as the R word.

Special Olympics Yukon is proud to partner with the Yukon Law Enforcement Torch Run and its sponsor Whitehorse Home Hardware on this important campaign. #NOGOODWAY, motionball.com/yellowcard

Photo from left to right: RCMP Chief Superintendent, Peter Clark;Special Olympics Yukon Executive Director, Serge Michaud; Special Olympics Yukon Athlete, Marvin Hall; Special Olympics Yukon Board Member and Manager of Home Hardware Amica Sturdy.




September 22, 2015

 

Special Olympics Yukon Annual General Meeting - ALL MATERIALS READY FOR DOWNLOAD 

Please be advised the Special Olympics Yukon Society AGM will take place on Saturday, September 26th from NOON-1pm at Elijah Smith Elementary School. This meeting is open to the public. If you would like to become a member of the society (which allows you to vote on any business set out in the agenda), you can purchase your membership onsite before the meeting begins. The membership fee is $10.

In preparation for the meeting, we have posted the SOYS Audited Financials here.

You can download the Special Olympics Yukon 2014-15 Annual Report here

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting can be found here

The minutes for the 2013-14 Annual General Meeting can be found here

 

 




September 21, 2015

 

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign for Special Olympics Yukon

 

 

WHITEHORSE, September 22, 2015

 

For the fifth year in a row, Special Olympics Yukon is pleased to be the Charity of choice for the Whitehorse Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign. This program allows charities to generate contributions through smile cookie purchases, 100% of the proceeds from every cookie sold at the Whitehorse Tim Hortons stores are donated to Special Olympics Yukon. This year the Special Olympic athletes that helped put smiles on cookies were, Marvin Hall, Jessica Pruden, Albert Bill, Trevor Beemish, and Alanna Dene. The Smile Cookie Campaign generated $6,343.00 and over the past 5 years the Smile Cookie Campaign has raised over $30,000.00 for Special Olympics Yukon.

Special Olympics Yukon is dedicated to enriching the lives of Yukoners with an intellectual disability through sport. Over 90 Yukon athletes train and compete in 4 distinctive age appropriate program streams.

"Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics works towards the prevention of physical inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all."




September 15, 2015

 

Special Olympics Yukon Annual General Meeting

Please be advised the Special Olympics Yukon Society AGM will take place on Saturday, September 26th from NOON-1pm at Elijah Smith Elementary School. This meeting is open to the public. If you would like to become a member of the society (which allows you to vote on any business set out in the agenda), you can purchase your membership onsite before the meeting begins. The membership fee is $10.

In preparation for the meeting, we have posted the SOYS Audited Financials here.

We will have this year's agenda, last year's meeting minutes as well as the annual report posted on this website no later than Monday, September 21.

 

 

 




September 11, 2015

Tim Horton's Smile Cookies are coming to Whitehorse September 14-20, 2015 all proceeds from the Smile Cookie Campaign go to support Special Olympics Yukon.

Thank you Tim Horton's! 

For a little fun check out the Smile Cookie Selfie Gallery!

http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/social/smile-cookies.php




September 4

Special Olympics Yukon is Hiring!

Special Olympics Yukon is currently accepting applications for a Program Coordinator to join our office team. This is a part-time term position to March 31, 2016 with the possibility of extension to March 31, 2018.

For more information on how to submit your application for the Program Coordinator Position, please check out our Yuwin.ca job posting by clicking here.

Job Descriptions are available for pickup at Sport Yukon (4061, 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon).

No Phone Calls Please!

  




September 3, 2015

 

SMILE COOKIE Campaign

September 14-20, 2015

DO IT WITH A SMILE!

For the fourth year in a row, Special Olympics Yukon is pleased to be the Charity of Choice for the Whitehorse Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Campaign.

Due to popular demand, we have a number of Special Olympics athletes who have agreed to become guest "cookie makers".

Everyone loves a smile so come on in and pick up a smile cookie for your staff, your family and your friends. Every dollar you spend goes directly to Special Olympics Yukon.

Smile Cookies are a chocolate chip cookie with a special smile created just for you.  They will be available at Tim Horton’s the week of Sept 14-20, 2015.

Hurry in and share a special smile cookie today!




August 31, 2015

Important registration information for ATHLETES and SPORT VOLUNTEERS

The information below is for returning athletes and sport volunteers. If this is your first time registering as an athlete or a sport volunteer, please call 668-6511 or email bdealporter@specialolympicsyukon.ca

Athlete Registration deadline is September 11!

If you plan on returning for another fun-filled sport year, please make sure you get your forms in as soon as possible, no later than Friday, September 11.

Sport Volunteers…

If you plan on returning for another year helping our athletes reach their sport goals, please make sure you contact Brettanie ASAP by calling 668-6511 or email bdealporter@specialolympicsyukon.ca. The sooner we know you are coming back, the better as we are trying to determine the number of sport volunteers needed for each program.

 

 

 

July 31, 2015

Just in - Our very own Darby McIntyre won the Gold medal in the 5000 m in 18:36 this morning at the Special Olympics World Games in LA ! 

July 27, 2015

Darby McIntyre is in full World Games mode! After a wonderful opening ceremonies that took place on Saturday evening, Darby is slated to run his first divisioning race (1500m) this morning at 9:40am.

Darby's other races are as follows:

Tomorrow, July 28, 9:35am - 5000m divisioning race
The morning of Friday, July 31 (time tbc) - 5000m final
The morning of Saturday, August 1 (time tbc) - 1500m final

Here are a few ways to follow Darby's World Games experience:

www.teamcanada.specialolympics.ca  at the top right hand side of the website, click on "Team Canada"

www.la2015.org


Every evening, ESPN and TSN host a 30 minute daily recap of the World Games. Check your local listings to find out the time it will be played in your home.

Finally, Tom Gibbs and Serge Michaud of Special Olympics Yukon will be in LA for Darby's finals and will provide live updates for his races.

For any other information regarding Darby's World Games Participation, please contact the Special Olympics Yukon office and we will provide all the information we have.

Los Angeles 2015 Special Olympics World Games Home Page

In the summer of 2015, Los Angeles will become the global stage for 7,000 athletes from 177 countries to compete in 27 sports. In a city of movie stars and all-stars, you can help make Special Olympics athletes..




March 2, 2015

SPRING is just around the corner…and so is the 2015 Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction presented by Whitehorse Canadian Tire!

Please click here to view the VIDEO INVITATION for this year's event!

CLICK HERE FOR more information on this amazing night!

Tickets are $100 each or $700 for a table for 8 guests. You can get your tickets today by calling us at 867-668-6511 or by emailing fundraising@specialolympicsyukon.ca




January 26, 2015

THANK YOU for stopping by to have a look at our new and improved website. Thanks to the efforts of Frostbyte Software Design, we are so excited to show you our new online look!

Please be patient as we still have some pages that are under construction.




In the next couple of weeks, we will post information on Team Yukon 2015 that is traveling to Kamloops for the 2015 Special Olympics BC Winter Games as well as a big announcement regarding the Special Olympics Festival Dinner Auction that is taking place on Saturday, April 11.