For over fifty years The Royal Canadian Legion has supported Canada’s youth through training and competition in track and field. The Legion Nationals are Canada’s premier outdoor competition for the U18 and U16 age groups. The event is truly national in scale as the Legion supports Provincial/Territorial teams from all provinces and territories in Canada. This support is provided exclusively through funding provided by the members of the Legion.
A team of athletes has been selected to represent Manitoba & North-West Ontario at the 2022 Legion U16/U18 National Championships held August 5-7th, 2022 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. This is an all-expenses paid trip. In order to be selected to the team, athletes must have competed at the Legion Trials in Winnipeg, MB, July 8-9th, 2022.
In addition to the Legion Provincial Teams, 2022 Legion Nationals will also have Open athlete registration. Legion Nationals registration will open May 30th, 2022.
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE OPEN TO BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE FOLLOWING AGE CATEGORIES:
U16 – 15 years and under, as of 31 December in the year of the Championships;
U18 – 17 years and under, as of 31 December in the year of the Championships.
Approximately 80% of Canada’s national track and field team have participated in the Legion program. Learn more about the history of this event at http://www.legion.ca/youth/youth-track-and-field/