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Legion Unveils New Medals for National Youth Track and Field Championships

Aug 18, 2016

SAINTE-THÉRÈSE/BLAINVILLE, QC, August 3rd, 2015 – The Sports Committee Chairman of The Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. André Paquette, unveiled the new gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2015 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships being held in Sainte-Thérèse, QC from August 7th to the 9th, 2015.

Medal _1“I am particularly proud of this year’s design,” says Mr. André Paquette. “In honour of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” adds Paquette. “This new design, which features an engraving of Alex Coleville’s painting “Infantry, near Nijmegen, Holland” symbolizes the Legion’s commitment to never forget and honour the sacrifices of generations past for the freedoms enjoyed today at home and abroad,” says Paquette.

The medals, gold, silver and bronze, will be awarded to those athletes that have achieved a corresponding level of success during these championships.

About the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships

These championships have undergone several changes over the years since its current format was adopted in Oromocto, New Brunswick in 1977. With almost one thousand athletes participating in this annual event one can safely assume that The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Youth Track and Field Championships will not only survive but prosper in years to come.

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For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or