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Football Canada – Action begins this Friday at Dalhousie University

HALIFAX, NS (May 19, 2016) – The 2016 Flag Football National Championships are set to begin on Friday May 20 and will run through Sunday May 22 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to host the rest of Canada in an event such as the flag nationals,” Football Nova Scotia president, Gary Linthorne said. “The facility at Dalhousie University is an exceptional one and we look forward to hosting an exciting weekend of games.”

“Since last hosting this event in 2011, we’ve seen phenomenal flag football growth within the province of Nova Scotia, especially over the last two years, as participation continues to rise from Halifax to the South Shore and Annapolis Valley. We hope that this tournament continues to spur the growth of flag football as people from across the province take in the action.”

Schedule and results: 

Following two days of round robin play, Sunday’s final day of action concludes with bronze and gold medal games, starting at 1 p.m. AT.

The field of play features five divisions including the introduction of an under-20 male division which builds on previously established U16 and U18 divisions. In 2016, the event also moves from the end of summer to a new time in the spring.

The flag nationals were established in 2007 and return to Halifax after serving as the province’s last host site in 2011.

For more information regarding the event, please visit

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About Football Canada

Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally. 

Contact Information:

Patrick DeLottinville

Coordinator, Communications

Football Canada

613-564-0003 x 226