February 23 to March 10, 2021 ribbon Canada Winter Games 2007
Canada’s New Government Announces Additional Investment
2006, June 26th:

The Honourable Michael Chong, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister for Sport, announced an additional investment of $3.8 million for the 2007 Canada Winter Games. This funding includes transportation costs for athletes to participate in the Games. The Games will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, from February 23 to March 10, 2007. Minister Chong made the announcement along with Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie and Mr. Piers McDonald, President of the 2007 Canada Games Host Society.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to announce this additional contribution to help Whitehorse make the first Canada Winter Games ever held in the North an outstanding success,” said Minister Chong. “These Games will mark the single largest event ever held north of the 60th parallel. They will inspire young people to become involved in sport.”

“The Yukon government is pleased to see the continued commitment by Canada to help ensure that the 2007 Canada Winter Games are a success,” said Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie. “We look forward to welcoming Canada’s top athletes to Yukon. These Games will be an opportunity to showcase the North and to highlight Yukoners’ tremendous community spirit. 

“We appreciate the support that we have received from the Government of Canada,” said Piers McDonald, president Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games Host Society. “The Games are an important event for Canada, for the participants, for the host region and for all Canadians who will follow them in the media. We are excited to host the first Games ever held north of 60 and with this additional funding are sure that they will be a huge success.”

The Government of Canada has also contributed to the construction of the Canada Games Centre, a multi-purpose sport facility, as well as a marketing campaign to promote Canada’s North, stimulate tourism and investment, and bring attention to the 2007 Canada Winter Games.