George Arcand is recognized as a builder of Yukon softball
George Arcand was inducted into the Sport Yukon Hall of Fame in 1998, and Softball Canada’s Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contribution to Yukon sports. George has spent years in the Yukon developing the sport of fastball as a coach and administrator. George was the Team Leader for the Canada’s Senior Men’s Fastball Team at the 1986 World Championships, winning a bronze medal, and at the 1987 Pan American Games winning a gold medal. George held the positions of Vice President of the National Softball Board and President of Softball Yukon before taking on the role of Executive Director of Softball Yukon. George has coached many teams to the nationals and has been very instrumental in Softball Yukon hosting many of those events. George was also involved in Senior Men’s Hockey League as the treasurer for four years and assisted in organizing the first Triple “A” Championship held in the Yukon. In 1992, he was also the President of the Arctic Winter Games Host Society.
George has also been on the Board of the Yukon Sports Federation, now called Sport Yukon, since its inception in 1973. Many of those years were spent as a tireless President. George’s greatest accomplishments are two sport and recreational facilities in Whitehorse. He was a key force in the building of the Takhini Softball Complex as well as the Sport and Recreation Administrative Centre on Fourth Avenue.