Record-Breaking Participation at 2018 Karate Canada National Championships

March 13, 2018

Karate Canada - Halifax, NS - Hundreds of athletes and dozens of coaches, referees, delegates and volunteers were assembled in Halifax, Nova Scotia this past weekend, for the 3-day long 2018 Karate Canada National Championships. This constituted yet another record-breaking edition of this event, now in its 43rd year, assembling no less than 487 athletes, 60 coaches and 73 officials. These championships constitute the main selection event for the Junior and Senior National Team Programs.

For the 4th consecutive year, the National Championships featured competitors in Para Karate divisions, who once again inspired the entire Canadian karate community with their display of determination, courage and perseverance. 
 
The event also saw a number of extra selection divisions which determined the composition of the team Karate Canada will be sending to the Youth Olympic Games qualification tournament, taking place in June in Umag, Croatia.

Karate Canada wishes to thank and congratulate all Provincial Teams and participants for their remarkable performances. We wish all of you a great 2018-19 competitive season, and look forward to greeting you in Toronto (Ontario) in March 2019, for our next edition of these Championships!

You may click here to view the full results of this tournament. Given the high calibre of performances seen at these National Championships, the future looks bright, and Canada has very strong hopes leading up to the upcoming Senior Pan American Championships, Cadet & Junior Pan American Championships, Senior World Championships, and numerous other international events of the season.

About Karate Canada:

Karate Canada is a not-for-profit corporation constituted under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act, with the objective of describing and incorporating all activities related to the promotion, organization, regulation and popularization of the sport of karate all over Canada, of protecting the physical and emotional health of athletes, and of promoting the interests of karate throughout Canada. Karate Canada and its 10 member Provincial and Territorial Associations assemble roughly 16,000 participants nationwide. Furthermore, Karate Canada is a proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the World Karate Federation and the Pan American Karate Federation. See more at www.karatecanada.org