WELCOME

On March 15, the Yukon will welcome 2,000 athletes, coaches, mission staff, officials and cultural performers from nine contingents for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG).

The AWG are a high profile Circumpolar sport competition for northern and Arctic athletes. The first Games were held in Yellowknife in 1970, with 500 participants from Yukon, NWT and Alaska. Participants now come from Alaska, Northern Alberta, Yukon, Nunavut, Nunavik, Northwest Territories, Russia, Greenland, Finland & Norway.

The Games will be hosted at 15 venues in Whitehorse, on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. Read welcome letters from our partners below.

Minister John Streicker

Minister John Streicker

Government of Yukon

Mayor Dan Curtis

Mayor Dan Curtis

City of Whitehorse

Chief Kristina Kane

Chief Kristina Kane

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council

Chief Doris Bill

Chief Doris Bill

Kwanlin Dün First Nation

Grand Chief Peter Johnston

Grand Chief Peter Johnston

Council of Yukon First Nations