Whitehorse City Council has appointed Tracey Bilsky as Host Society President for the 2026 Arctic Winter Games.
Tracey is a proud Yukoner who exemplifies the qualities of strong leadership, administrative experience, and a passion for sport.
As President, Tracey will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the games. Tracey is passionate about sport and has participated in more than twenty different games as an athlete, Chef de Mission, Vice-President of Sport, and other related board and committee roles.
Going forward, the Host Society will start to build the pathway to the 2026 games by engaging a diverse group of executive board members, volunteers, and a general manager with the goal of fulfilling the mandate of the Arctic Winter Games International Committee.
Whitehorse is a sport city and time and again, we have shown that we can successfully host major, multi-sport events. In the coming years, the Host Society will be working hard to create a games that highlights our city, showcases our athletes, and brings together the best athletes from across the circumpolar north and we are proud to have Tracey leading that charge. Mayor Laura Cabott
We are thrilled at the incredible opportunity to host the 2026 Arctic Winter Games in a community and territory so rich in sport hosting expertise and cultural diversity. We call upon our skilled and passionate volunteers to join us in this exciting endeavor to extend a warm invitation to our circumpolar neighbours in 2026. With a strong history of hosting and the confidence that we can make this an unforgettable experience, I am excited to lead the team in creating excitement in the sport community, confidence in the success of the Games and lasting community bonds. Host Society President Tracey Bilsky