Steven Van Muyen
The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command
Senior Program Officer
613.591.3335 ext. 224
Legion Technical Advisor
Officials Coordinator, Athletics Canada
A special rate and a block of rooms have been reserved for us at the hotel below. Please note the deadlines (the dates after which the hotel rooms will no longer be booked for the championships). Book early to avoid any surprises.
Last day to book: July 21, 2023
The hotel offering a special group rate is the Delta Hotel, for $159 per night, with maximum quadruple occupancy ($50 extra for junior suites)
Participants must book their accommodation before July 22, 2023, through Mariott’s reservation desk, by calling 1-888-890-3222, or 819-822-1989 and referencing to the Legion Nationals, OR
Book your group rate for the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships
Sherbrooke, Quebec offers a variety of lodging options within the area and guests are encouraged to book early as Sherbrooke is a popular destination location. Below outlines some of the available lodging options in Sherbrooke. For more information, please visit https://www.destinationsherbrooke.com
Distance (km + drive time) to Sherbrooke University
5 km / 6 mins
819 780 8800
1 888 910-1111
Grand Times Hotel Sherbrooke
4 km / 9 mins
1 888 999-3499
Hotel Le President
5 km / 5 mins
1 800 363 2941
Hôtellerie Jardins de Ville
6 km / 7 mins
1 800 265-7119
Comfort Inn Sherbrooke
6 km / 8 mins
1 800 267-3837
Hôtel-Motel La Marquise
10 km / 11 mins
1 800 563-2411
Hôtel-Motel La Paysanne
8 km / 6mins
Motel Le Floral
19 km / 15 mins
Quality Hôtel et Suites
1 877 563-4755
8 km / 7 mins
Manoir des Sables
33 km / 25 mins
1 800 567-3514
Motel Le Sabre
9 km / 12 mins
14 km / 10 mins
Clubs will be responsible for their own transportation to/from the airport.
The Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) operates 24/7. It is located 165km from the Université de Sherbrooke. Please visit https://www.admtl.com/en for more information.
The Aeroshuttle company is offering a shuttle service between the airport and the city of Sherbrooke. (https://aeronavette.ca/en/home/)
The City of Sherbrooke's public transit system provides transportation services to the Université de Sherbrooke.
STS - Société de transport de Sherbrooke
There are university parking lots located adjacent to the stadium that will be available during the Championships. Parking fees apply.
Clubs are responsible for the transportation of their own equipment.
You will be able to store equipment at the stadium by checking your equipment into the TIC.
The Championships will take place at the Université de Sherbrooke. There will be bleacher seating for approximately 8000 spectators.
• Lanes – 8 straight corridors and 8 around
• Surface – Mondo
• LJ/TJ runways – Mondo
• PV runways – Mondo
• SP circles – Concrete
• DT/HT circle and cage – Concrete
• JT runways – Mondo
• Spike lengths – 7mm for all events
During the competition, all warm up activities will take place at the Université de Sherbrooke. The indoor track and an area of the track will be made available for warm-ups with spikes, depending on the competition schedule. Hurdle warmups will be allowed on the track prior to start of the session.
On Thursday, 10 August, the track and field event sites will be open for practice from 0900 to 1200 hrs and from 1300 to 1700 hrs. An exact practice schedule will be published at a later date.
Coaches are reminded that tents may only be placed or removed in designated areas and with the prior approval of the Legion management team.
The following Entry Procedures to the Legion National Youth Championships will apply to athletes who meet the set criteria.
a) U18 – Athletes, born in 2006/2007, who have achieved the qualifying entry standards
b) U16 – Athletes born in 2008 or later, who have achieved the qualifying entry standards
Click below to view the eligibility requirements.
Eligibility of Entry Performances
All Under 16 Age Category are REQUIRED to compete in their own age classification and may NOT move up to compete in the Under 18 Age Category in any or all individual events. This rule does not apply to the relay events. Age composition is exempted at the U18 level to allow clubs to field relay teams if so needed.
All athletes belonging to a Legion provincial team cannot register independently in any event as an open category athlete.
Relay registration is accepted without submitting the names of the competitors. Names are due for registration at the Technical Information Centre (TIC) two hours before the scheduled race. Changes can be made up to one (1) hour before the scheduled race.
The entry standards can be found here. Open athletes MUST achieve the entry standard.
Registration will open on Monday, May 29, 2023, at www.LegionNationals.ca. All entries and confirmation are the responsibility of the athlete (including carded athletes).
Entries are not completed until payment is received.
Performance times MUST be included as part of registration. Registration without a valid performance will be denied entry.
Entries can be completed by the club and should be done for each athlete.
All coaches must register as well. Head coaches must be NCCP Certified Club Coach and other coaches must be NCCP Trained Club Coach.
The FINAL entry deadline is Monday, July 31, 2023 (11:59pm EST). NO entries will be accepted after this date, no exceptions. All entries are non-refundable.
Note: Entries for Provincial Legion Teams will be completed by a designated person from each province. Those athletes competing in the Championships as part of a Provincial Legion Team DO NOT need to complete their individual entries. Qualifying performances will be pulled from the Athletics Canada ranking system (some exceptions apply). The Qualifying period is January 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023. If entry performances cannot be found, the athlete may be refused entry.
Entries and Fees:
By July 31, 2023*
* must be entered online and payment completed by 11:59 pm EST
Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are the only acceptable methods for payment.
The competition schedule will be available online at www.LegionNationals.ca.
Please note that changes may occur based on the final number of entries. The final schedule will be available after 9 August and distributed at the TIC/Registration.
There will be no technical meeting. All information will be available online.
All questions concerning the conduct of the competition must be submitted by email to the Meet Director, Daniel Quirion, through the Legion at email@example.com by Thursday, August 10 at 1500 hrs (EST).
The Technical Delegate, after the closing date for the final entries, will decide the qualification procedure for the track events.
For Championship Finals, qualification procedure for the track events will follow the World Athletics Rule 20.
Starting heights and progressions for the vertical jumping events will be decided on, after entries are closed, by the AC Technical Delegate and the Combined Events Referee. These will be announced at the Technical Meeting.
Implements will be made available by the Organizing Committee. Personal implements will also be allowed, and must be checked-in prior to the event.
The location of the equipment and implement weigh-in station is the TIC. Implements are to be checked in, for morning events, the night before and for afternoon events, three (3) hours prior to the start of the event, at which time they will become property of the competition for the duration of the meet.
Pole vaulters must use their own personal poles. Poles and javelins may be stored at the stadium. Ensure that you have a recorded receipt for all items and a count of poles in shipping bags.
Each athlete will receive two bibs; one with their name and one with a number. All athletes must wear the name bib on their chest, and the number bib on their back, except in all jumping events where only one bib may be worn either on the chest or back.
Bib numbers will be distributed during the registration process. Hip numbers will be provided at the Call Room.
The Technical Information Centre (TIC) is located at the Competition Site, that is at the Université de Sherbrooke. Athletes and coaches must pick up their registration packages in person. Registration will take place at:
Packages will be provided to the head coach upon arrival at the residences. Remaining packages will be available at the TIC.
Open Entry Coaches/Athletes
Period Thursday Aug 10th – Sunday Aug 13th @ TIC
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 12 noon
Click here to view all 2023 competition procedures:
A medical team will provide the necessary healthcare for the participants of these National Championships. The LOC will provide the following health care and sports medicine services:
NOTE: Athletes must be accompanied by a coach or chaperone for any medical/physio/massage or other treatments.