Expression of Interest to Host Legion Nationals

Event Overview

The Royal Canadian Legion has organized and coordinated the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships in support of Canadian youth and our communities. This national championship gives young Canadians 17 and under a chance to compete against the best, develop confidence and better understand the diversity of other sports-minded youth across Canada. The Legion’s national youth athletics program has gone on to see former participants garner both international and Olympic success, including renowned athletes Melissa Bishop, Aaron Brown, Alysha Newman, Dylan Armstrong and Glenroy Gilbert. 

Hosting Legion Nationals offers a unique opportunity to showcase your community, while leaving an athletic legacy to promote your city as a national sporting destination for years to come.

History of Host Cities

2021/2022     Sherbrooke, QC
2019               Cape Breton, NS
2017/2018      Brandon, MB
2015/2016      Sainte-Thérèse, QC
2013/2014      Langley, BC
2012               Charlottetown, PE
2010/2011      Ottawa, ON
2008/2009   Sherbrooke, QC
2007              Oromocto, NB

Host 2023-2024 ENGEvent Summary

Submissions to host two consecutive years are preferred.

By the numbers (estimated):

  • 800 athletes
  • 200 coaches
  • 70 competition officials
  • 300 event volunteers
  • 1,000 family members and friends
  • 500 local spectators
  • A national online reach of 75,000

Host Organizing Committee Requirements

  • Minimum 1,500 seat stadium with 8-lane track that includes all necessary field event facilities
  • Secondary track or large field for warm-up adjacent to competition stadium
  • Dedicated internet connections for live streaming, live results, and attending media
  • School dormitory and cafeteria to house 400 subsidized athletes
  • Hotel beds for approximately 800+
  • Facilities for medical staff
  • Facilities for technical meeting and other meetings as necessary
  • Hall, auditorium or similar venue for briefing and to host a 430 person banquet
  • Transportation shuttle/service from meet hotels to competition stadium
  • Established partnership with a local Legion Branch to support hosting the Championships
  • Sufficient technical staff and volunteers available to stage the event
  • Ability to generate the funds to cover local associated costs

 

Bid Timelines Expression of Interest To Host

Monday, June 22, 2020

 

 

Bid period opens: interested host cities to contact the Royal Canadian Legion for bid handbook and application form

Friday, November 27, 2020

 

 

Bid period closes: host city application packages are due to the Royal Canadian Legion

 

February 2021

 

Host city selected

 

Bid Information

If you have any questions about The Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, please contact:

Lia Taha Cheng
National Meet Coordinator
The Royal Canadian Legion - National Headquarters
T: 613-591-3335 x224
E: ltahacheng@legion.ca

 

Economic Impact

2019 Legion Nationals Economic Impact Assessment Report | Key Findings