Inaugural YHMA Charity Croquet Tournament

Inaugural YHMA Charity Croquet Tournament & the S.S. K Soiree

Saturday, August 2, 2014 | 9am-5pm | lawn of the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site, Whitehorse (10 Robert Service Way)

Check out our event photos here

Thank you to all participants and volunteers who made this year's event a success! Thanks as well to Mother Nature for providing excellent, sunny weather. Congratulations to our winners:

Category

Team

Prize

First Place

Blazing Mallets: Daniel MacDonald and Kevin Hannam

2 roundtrip tickets to wherever Air North flies

Second Place

Yukon Transportation Museum: Janna Powell and Katrina Wohlfarth

2 $50 gift certificates to Earl’s restaurant

Third Place

Monocle and Top Hat: Graham Lang and Andrew Johnson

2 $50 gift certificates to Mac’s Fireweed books

‘Sticky Wicket’ (Last Place)

Yukoninfo.com: Joel and Maria Edgecombe

Yukon Brewing prize packs and copies of Exploring Old Whitehorse

Best Team Spirit

BYNC: John Streicker and Pippa Black

Yukon Brewing prize packs and copies of Exploring Old Whitehorse

Best Period Costume

Yukon Wildlife Preserve: Greg Meredith and Hayley Wood

Yukon Brewing prize packs and copies of Exploring Old Whitehorse

Runners Up

The Accountants: Isabelle Frechette and Melanie Needham

 

Heritage Homeless: Marc Johnston and John Firth

 

The All-Whites: Michael Gates and Morgen Smith

 

Win fantastic prizes, earn bragging rights and help support the work of YHMA!

20 teams of two will square off in this inaugural tournament fundraiser. Special prizes will be awarded for best period costume and best team spirit, so plan to have fun! 

All teams will compete in a single flight, double elimination tournament played using Golf Croquet rules. New to the game? Golf Croquet is a fun, simple version of the game and easily learned. All equipment will provided and tournament participants will be given a run-through of the rules on the morning of the tournament: you can also learn more about the game here.

First place takes home round trip tickets to anywhere Air North flies! All participants will be treated to a tasty steak and chicken BBQ lunch, and will take home some great swag. A charitable tax receipt can be issued for portion of the registration fees.

Not playing? Come out and cheer on your favourite team, try your hand at a variety of family-friendly lawn games available on site and check out our Silent Auction. All proceeds raised will support YHMA's work to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage. 

To secure your spot, complete the registration form below and return with payment to YHMA:

via email: info@heritageyukon.ca
via fax: (867) 667-4506
or drop off at our offices: 3126 Third Ave., Whitehorse (little yellow house in LePage Park)

Entry will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Registration is complete once both your completed form and payment are received.

Dress code: croquet players customarily wear all white apparel on court. Period costume is also both acceptable and highly encouraged!

2014 YHMA Croquet Tournament Fundraiser - Registration Form.pdf

Event Program

9:00am | Team registration/check-in

9:30am | Welcome, overview of the tournament, rules run-through

10:00am | Tournament begins! Check out the family-friendly lawn games, Silent Auction and skilled contests

12-1pm | Lunch break and professional equipment demonstration

4:00pm | Awards ceremony (Silent Auction closes at 4pm)

The event will run rain or shine!

The S.S. K Soiree | 7pm-10pm

Want to enhance your S.S. Klondike experience? Stay later for the S.S. K Soiree!

A part of the Yukon Culinary Festival, enjoy pairings of Yukon Brewing beverages, specialty desserts and cheeses on the Sundeck of the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site. Guests can continue to mix and mingle at the cash bar, and join Parks Canada for special behind-the-scenes look at the history of food on the S.S. Klondike. Door prize drawings throughout the evening. The event will be held outside: Yukon weather-appropriate cocktail wear is advised, and period costume encouraged! Proceeds raised support YHMA and the Yukon Culinary Festival.

Tickets are $50 each and will go on sale July 2nd. Space is limited!

Tickets may be purchased from YHMA by phone: (867) 667-4704 or in person at our offices (3126 Third Avenue, Whitehorse).

Cash, cheque and credit card accepted.  

Coming from out of town?

Air North flies direct to Whitehorse from Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Fairbanks. Click here to book your flight!

The High Country Inn is located a convenient 5 minute walk from the S.S. Klondike. To book a room, click here

For more information on travel to Whitehorse and accommodations, click here

Special thanks to our Tournament and SSK Soiree partners!