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The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse thanked the 2027 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee for sharing their bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games (see article, p. 4) .

By Whitehorse Star on September 16, 2022

The Government of Yukon and the City of Whitehorse thanked the 2027 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee for sharing their bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games (see article, p. 4) .

“The bid committee has crafted a proposal that showcases our community spirit, builds on our reconciliation work, and showcases Whitehorse and the Yukon,” the two governments said in a statement Thursday.

“As a host city, these Games will also create a lasting legacy for our community, including new memories, experiences and facilities.”

The governments said they would work together to review the proposal in detail and determine the best way forward.

“Congratulations and thank you to the bid committee for their hard work, dedication and commitment.”

Mayor Laura Cabott called the Games “an opportunity to show our support for Canada’s top athletes and put Whitehorse on the national stage.

“This proposal details the economic, community and social benefits of the Games and explains why Whitehorse would be an excellent host city.

“On behalf of the residents, I want to thank the bid committee and chair, Piers McDonald, for all their hard work, and I look forward to considering this proposal to bring these games to life.”

Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn added, “The vision that Piers McDonald and his team are bringing to the Canada Games Council is an exciting vision that embraces values ​​shared by the Government of Yukon: reconciliation, connection and resilience.

“I am particularly impressed with his focus on ensuring that the Games will bring a long-term, transformative legacy to our territory. I now look forward to the board’s review and working with the federal government to make this bold vision a reality.

The two governments have calculated that each Canada Winter Games will feature between 16 and 19 sports, 3,600 winter participants, including athletes, coaches and managers, and more than 5,000 volunteers.

“The Canada Winter Games can provide tremendous benefits to the host territory or province. They can generate significant economic expenditure and leave behind important legacies such as affordable housing and sports infrastructure.

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