The Royal Canadian Legion, in association with Athletics Canada, is proud to announce the 2013 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships. This year’s event will be held at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley British Columbia between 7 - 13 August 2013. Competition dates are set for 9 - 12 August 2013.
To plan, organize, administer
and conduct annual National Track and Field Championships
for the age group 12-17, within the guidelines laid down by
Dominion Command. The aim of the Championships is to encourage
participation, the development of leadership and the achievement
of the best personal performance. The championships also encourage
the fostering of friendships, awareness of The Royal Canadian
Legion with the youth of Canada and the experiencing of different
The program is designed
to provide training and competition at the national level
for young track and field athletes. It also provides an opportunity
for young athletes to visit different parts of Canada, mix
with athletes and coaches from across the country and to make
them conscious that the Legion cares for them and their future.
The program is the responsibility
of the Dominion Command Sports Committee. The committee determines
the location of Dominion Championships and reports to the
Dominion Executive Council for approval of policy.
The championships are an annual event and are staged at
track and field complexes throughout the country, normally
during the first or second week of August.
The national championships are divided into two sections--one
consisting of a two-day track and field meet and the second
of two days of training clinics for the athletes. The rest
of the time is spent on presentations, tours and travel. The
championships are attended by about 330 young athletes from
across Canada, accompanied by approximately 35 chaperones
and 25 coaches. The two-day meet is run by a group of 100
experienced volunteers. The clinics are conducted by professional
clinicians for all athletic events.