Lifted from the June 4th Whitehorse Star

Lotteries Yukon donates to local sporting groups

Several local sporting organizations benefitted from the recent round of funding contributions by the Yukon Lottery Commission.

At a meeting held over the past weekend, a total of $276,892 was dispersed – of which a good chunk went to sports organization.

The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club received $20,700 for several projects, with the brunt of the money going to upgrade their trail lights.

The Yukon Canoe & Kayak Club was awarded $20,000 for the Rock the River Project, a plan to create a whitewater kayaking park along the Yukon River near the dam in Riverdale.

Now if only we can get Fisheries and Oceans to agree that obstructions in the river creates, not detracts, from fish habitat we can finally get this project underway.   Sure would be nice to have at least one 'rock' before the July 22 rodeo.