Yukon Weightlifting Association

Yukon Weightlifting Association (YWA), the sport governing body for Olympic Weightlifting; YWA is a member of Canadian Weightlifting Federation and Sport Yukon.

eveningtimes.co.uk 06/12/2014

Weightlifting: interview with competition manager Moira Lassen

Moira got her start as President of Yukon Weightlifting Association. Look where she is now!

eveningtimes.co.uk Canadian born Moira LassenCanadian born Moira Lassen is the daughter of Glaswegian parents who immigrated in 1957.


Physical Literacy Yukon

That's our sweet facility in Whitehorse!

At minute 46, the interview about the Sport School in the Yukon starts. Sport Yukon was a big champion of this model and had a huge part in bringing it to the territory. It's pretty cool that this great program at FH Collins in Whitehorse is getting attention from the other territories!


Got any friends doing any Yukon road trips anytime soon?

We are trying to get these awesome shirts out to rural Yukon communities while maximizing our resources. We are still looking for rides for them out to: Watson Lake, Teslin, Tagish, Carcross, Beaver Creek, Burwash Landing, Pelly, Mayo. Do you know anyone heading to any of those places that wants to spread Olympic spirit?


Clara Hughes is an amazing person who has used her platform as a one of the greatest Canadian Olympians of all time to help people from all walks of life.

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. Every time this image is shared, we'll donate an additional 5¢ to mental health initiatives in Canada: http://ow.ly/t0e3k #BellLetsTalk


Yukon has another homegrown Olympian! Super cool!

Congrats Emily Nishikawa for qualifying for the 2014 Olympics as part of Team Canada! It's been 22 years since a Yukoner has competed at the Winter games.
It's been almost the same amount of time since Emily won her first medal! Here she is circa 1995, 6 years old!
Cheryl Kawaja- Thanks for sharing .


Lifting is one of the most important fundamental skills that can help keep a person strong for life if it's learned right at a young age!

Big thanks to Active For Life for setting us up with these informative post cards! What a great way to help people understand what physical literacy is. Remember folks, movement skills are life skills!


Nelson Mandela The Power of Sport

Great message!

This speech of Nelson Mandela completely corresponds to the vision of SportsGen sportmarketing, The Netherlands. It is invaluable to our work. Has...


Yukon Sport + Physical Literacy Centre Grand Opening -- Sport Day in Canada

Pretty cool to see our sport in the limelight as part of this School Program as well as part of Sports Day in Canada!

Sport Yukon took to one of the Yukon's Sport Day in Canada events: the grand opening of the Yukon Sport and Physical Literacy Centre.

yukon-news.com 11/25/2013

Sport Yukon challenges territory to get Higher Faster Stronger | Yukon News

Check it out Yukon lifters! Get in on the challenge!

yukon-news.com Sport Yukon wants Yukoners to get off the couch and get active. As part of the fourth annual RBC Sports Day in Canada, the sport governing body has issued the Higher Faster Stronger Yukon Challenge.


Higher Faster Stronger Yukon Challenge for Sport Day in Canada

If you are in the Yukon and you are already planning on lifting next week, track your kilograms and send in your contribution to Higher Faster Stronger Yukon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ_yC6KceWY … Can't wait to take the Higher Faster Stronger Yukon challenge for

Sport Yukon wants you to take the Higher Faster Stronger Yukon challenge for Sport Day in Canada.


Stephanie Dixon, Paralympic Swimmer, does power cleans

Talk about being a natural- here's Stephanie on day one rocking a great clean technique!

Stephanie has won 19 medals at the Paralympic Games (2000,2004&2008). She is currently living in Whitehorse Yukon and trying her hand at cross-country sit sk...


Stephanie Dixon, Paralympic Medalist, doing front squats

Lift club is awesome! We have super amazing athletes coming out and trying!!

Stephanie has won 19 medals at the Paralympic Games (2000,2004&2008). She is currently living in Whitehorse Yukon and trying her hand at cross-country sit sk...

[10/17/13]   If you're in Whitehorse and want to lift tonight, we are at FH from 5:15-6:30. Send a message for more details!

roguefitness.com 10/16/2013

Adidas Powerlift 2.0

has anyone ever tried Olympic lifting in these shoes? http://www.roguefitness.com/adidaspowerlift-2.php

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Yukon Weightlifting

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Cassandra making the power clean and jerk look easy

Want to come out and lift with Cassandra? She trains at FH on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights 5:15-6:30

Cassandra MacDonald, a grade 12 sport school student in the Yukon, does an easy power clean and jerk at 60kg.


Teighan's first day of Olympic Weightlifting

Pretty cool display of athleticism- Check out how Teighan transfers her dance skills to the platform!

A 12 year old Yukon girl with a strong background in dance tries her hand at the power clean.


Physical Literacy Yukon

Check out this page! There will be some serious networking between PhysicalLitYT and Yukon Weightlifting!

We've been up and running for less than 24 hours. Can we hit 100 likes before we are a day old? It's all about benchmarks and milestones folks!

yukon-news.com 10/02/2013

In retirement, Olympian Jeane Lassen pumps up weightlifting club | Yukon News

It's over. At least the competing part. For really real this time...looking forward to getting the Yukon strong!

yukon-news.com Whitehorse's Jeane Lassen has lifted millions of kilograms over her career, now she has her sights set on elevating the sport of weightlifting in her community. The former Olympian is working towards establishing a weightlifting club in Whitehorse.


Glasgow 2014

Do you love #Weightlifting?

If you're a Weightlifting super-fan, we want to hear from you! You could be featured on our website as part of our new "My Sport" series.

To take part send us a private message and we’ll reply with a set of questions for you to answer on what you love about Weightlifting and why you’re looking forward to it at #Glasgow2014.

(We'll select one person to feature from everyone who replies.)


President Kim Haehnel makes unofficial visit to see Clyde and Moira Lassen at Glasgow 2014

vicnews.com 06/12/2013

Victoria News - School is in session at PISE

YWA's Jeane Lassen speaks about the benefits of Olympic Weightlifting for the students at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence in the Canadian Sport Institute - Pacific.

vicnews.com Sports school trains Greater Victoria students with eye on elite competition

vicnews.com 05/15/2013

Victoria News - Lift OFF: Diver finds success in weightlifting

YWA's Jeane Lassen coaches three athletes to three medals in at BC High School Championships!

vicnews.com From diving off the 10-metre tower to lifting 61 kilograms in the clean and jerk, Shaye Tudor is proving to be a quick study.


We need a Sport School in the Yukon to keep producing keen athletes! Repost to support!

Please repost for support to get this in the Yukon!


For the female athletes of the YWA!

To all the fit girls out there! Keep going Beyond Yourself!



Marc Fitt Fitness Page Cath B. Fitness Page Mike Lynds Michele Letendre Dave Lipson Jay Rhodes - Crossfit Athlete ADL Larouche Chris Gurunlian Trainer/Athlete Luka G Fan Page

whitehorsestar.com 03/02/2013

Whitehorsestar.com - CrossFit athlete places third in Battle on the Border competition

It's fantastic to see athletes doing the Olympic lifts!! Congratulations to Crossfit athlete Erin Light for having a great competition!!

whitehorsestar.com TOP RANKING – Whitehorse CrossFit athlete Erin Light finished third in overall women’s rankings at last week’s Battle on the Border in Lloydminster, Alta.

[02/25/13]   Congratulations to YWA President Kim Haehnel!! Her big brother, Brad Haehnel, just won the Oscar for Life of Pi. We're definitely mixing with the right crowd. :)


USA Weightlifting comes to Fairbanks

In the North this is considered local competition!!! Very exciting for YWA!!

newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — The 2013 It’s Still Winter Open, the first USA Weightlifting-sanctioned competition in many years in Fairbanks, takes place Saturday at CrossFit Fairbanks, 399 Old Richardson Highway.

cces.ca 02/12/2013

Deadline Approaches for Stakeholder Input on 2015 Anti-Doping Rules

cces.ca (Ottawa, Ontario – February 12, 2013) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is reminding athletes, coaches, sport administrators and other sport community members that the window is closing on the public review of the World Anti-Doping Program.

youtube.com 02/09/2013

PanAmerican Weightlifting Championships 2008

Jeane Lassen easily lifts 134kg in at '08 Pan Am Champs

youtube.com Canada's Jeane Lassen lifts 134kg at the Clean and Jerk to win the women's 75kg weight class.

cces.ca 02/07/2013

The CCES holds athlete town hall meeting to discuss anti-doping improvements

cces.ca (Ottawa, Ontario – February 7, 2013) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) met with a small group of high-profile, elite Canadian athletes yesterday in Calgary to discuss the ongoing issue of doping in sport and how anti-doping programs can be improved. In the wake of the Lance Armstrong…

sportyukon.com 02/03/2013

Sport Yukon

Time flies.....it was six years ago that our double Commonwealth Games medalist Scott McCarthy was inducted into the Yukon Sport Hall of Fame.

sportyukon.com Sport Yukon is a non-profit society run by a volunteer board of directors. It's member organizations are territorial sport governing bodies, clubs and associations who offer a variety of sport, recreation and other community based programs.



Director: Alex Hinx Executive Producer: Rob Punchard DOP: Lorenzo Levrini Focus Puller: Karl Poyzer Assistant Camera: Lydia Scott Grip: Aaron Porter Runner/DIT:…

new.livestream.com 01/18/2013

2013 Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships by Louizandre Dauphin

new.livestream.com Watch Louizandre Dauphin's 2013 Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships on Livestream.com. Watch Canada's brightest Junior Weightlifters compete at the 2013 Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships.

[01/01/13]   Big shout out to two time World medallist, Olympian Jeane Lassen for receiving the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal today in Whitehorse. A great athlete, leader, motivator and coach who continually represents Yukon and Canada with great pride.



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