Yukon Energy Marks ‘100 Days Out of Games’ with $100,000 sponsorship of 2020 Arctic Winter Games

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Dec 05, 2019  Comment

On December 5, 2019, the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) Host Society reached another milestone with 100 Days to Go until the start of the Games.

“We’re just 100 days away from the start of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games, so now the final preparations begin,” said George Arcand, President of the Host Society. “This is a great opportunity to showcase Yukon’s hospitality to the Circumpolar North, while providing spectators with exciting, fast-paced competition and unique, engaging performances throughout the week.”

As part of the celebration, the Host Society also announced Yukon Energy Corporation's $100,000 sponsorship of the Games. Yukon Energy joins the team as sponsor of the Volunteer Program, as well as Arctic Sports and Dene Games.

“We’re excited to welcome Yukon Energy as a Gold Level Sponsor,” said Arcand. “Their support will go a long way in ensuring the success of a program that requires nearly 2,000 volunteers putting in thousands of hours to make the Games happen.”

“Our $100,000 contribution to the Arctic Winter Games is a testament of our commitment to Yukon culture and sport, and to the communities and individuals we are privileged to serve,” said Lesley Cabott, Chair, Yukon Energy Corporation Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled to be a major part of the Games and to be able to celebrate the hard work and commitment of all the volunteers, athletes, coaches and staff that will be a part of it.” 

December 5 is also International Volunteer Day, so in recognition the AWG office will remain open until 7:00 pm to allow extra time for volunteer sign-up and completion of criminal record checks, which are mandatory for all volunteers. There will also be cupcakes and refreshments offered to the public, with demonstrations of Arctic Sports and Dene Games taking place.

Tickets for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games were launched earlier this week, with the sale of Super Passes. Super Passes are good for all indoor sport competition throughout the week of the Games, with the exception of Gold Medal Hockey. The cost is $40 for adults and $30 for youth and seniors, with children two and under receiving free admission. Passes are available at the AWG office and City Hill, as well as online through the official merchandise site: shop.awg2020.org.

Tickets for the Opening Ceremony and Gold Medal hockey games will go on sale the week of December 9. For the latest updates on ticketing, follow along on social media:

FB: /2020awg
Twitter: @awg2020
Instagram: @awg.2020

On March 15, the Yukon will welcome 2,000 athletes, coaches, mission staff, officials and cultural performers from nine contingents. The AWG will feature 21 sports in four categories – traditional sports, Nordic sports, indoor sports, and ice sports – as well as a Cultural Festival, Gala and Arts Market.


For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Echo Ross
Manager, Marketing & Media
2020 Arctic Winter Games

Stephanie Cunha
Manager, Communications
Yukon Energy


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