Sunday, 1 March 2015

Team Yukon Wins Jack Pelech Award

Team Yukon is honoured to accept the Jack Pelech Award for the 2015 Canada Games. Chef de Mission Trevor Twardochleb accepted the award with Rachel Pettitt on March 1.

Presented by the Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council, the Jack Pelech Award goes to the provincial or territorial team whose athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff best combine competitive performance, good sportsmanship, and a spirit of fair play, cooperation, and friendship. The award is named after Jack Pelech, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canada Games Council from 1971 to 2001.

We have only won this award once before in Games history, which was in 2007. We are so proud of all our Yukon athletes (and coaches, managers and mission staff) for exemplifying all these wonderful qualities. This was really exciting and a testament to the incredible team and an 8 medal performance.

Congratulations to all!!!