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CELESTIAL SWAN – Swan, a painting by Amber Church, is part of the Sport Yukon online silent art auction that begins Friday.

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MARVELLOUS MOCCASINS – Beaded moccasins by Lena Moon.

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DARLING DOLL – Coureur des Bois doll with snowshoes by Cecile Girand.

Sport Yukon to auction off 2020 Arctic Winter Games art

Sport Yukon will be holding an online silent auction in support of the Kids Recreation Fund.

By Whitehorse Star on November 24, 2022

Sport Yukon will be holding an online silent auction in support of the Kids Recreation Fund.

According to a Sport Yukon press release, over 200 items with a total value of $20,000 will be auctioned off.

The art was originally intended for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. It was donated to Sport Yukon by the Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC).

“We are very grateful to AWGIC for the donation,” said Sport Yukon executive director Tracey Bilsky. “There are some fantastic pieces, and we are honoured that we get to help show the talents of the artists. Since 2020, the art has been sitting in boxes, and it deserves to go somewhere it can be appreciated.

“It’s also exciting that all money raised will go to the Kids Recreation Fund. This means we will be able to assist even more families in getting their children into sport and recreation.”

The Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) provides many Yukon families with an opportunity for funding so their kids can participate in sport and recreation activities.

From April 2021 – March 2022, the KRF supported 623 children with $250,000 spent assisting families get equipment, register for sports, and get kids involved in recreational activities.

The auction will be live as of Nov. 25 and will be open until Dec. 5.

The auction items include artwork by Nicole Bauberger, Tara Kolla and many other artists, as well as beaded moccasins, mitts and jewelry by Lena Moon, beaded works by Diane Olson, jewelry by Sheelah Tolton, Lara Melnik, Copper Caribou, Amy Kenny, George Roberts and Carlie Beads and much, much more.

The items can be found at https://www.32auctions.com/SportYukon

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