Government of Yukon chooses not to proceed with Canada Winter Games Bid
The new Canada Games logo (CNW Group/Canada Games Council)
City of Whitehorse Mayor Laura Cabott has issued the following statement:
“Today, the Government of Yukon informed the City of Whitehorse it will not be proceeding with its plans to support the 2027 Canada Winter Games.
This news is disappointing but we also understand the circumstances surrounding such a decision. While the games would have offered an opportunity to showcase our city on a national stage, hosting multi-sport games requires substantial investment. Without partner funding, the legacy investments which are integral to a meaningful bid would not have been possible.
On behalf of Council, I want to thank Piers McDonald and the Whitehorse Bid Committee for their incredible work bringing us to this point. Their bid highlighted the economic potential of the games and showed the Canada Winter Games Bid Evaluation Committee Whitehorse is a community with world-class potential.”