Official Launch of the 2027 Canada Winter Games Bid Process for Whitehorse, Yukon

Official Launch of the 2027 Canada Winter Games Bid Process for Whitehorse, Yukon

September 21, 2021

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 Greer

The event will be livestreamed on the Government of Yukon, City of Whitehorse and Canada Games Council Facebook pages. 

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 odile.nelson@yukon.ca

National media should contact Courtney Pollock, Senior Advisor, Communications and Digital Media, Canada Games Council, at cpollock@canadagames.ca 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.

Media Contacts

Courtney Pollock
Senior Advisor, Communications and Digital Media
Canada Games Council

Odile Nelson

Communications Analyst, Community Services

Government of Yukon



Myles Dolphin

Manager, Strategic Communications

City of Whitehorse



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