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On July 1st to 3rd, Karate Canada will hold its 2022 Junior and Senior National Championships at Mary Browns Center in St John’s, Newfoundland. This year, karatekas from all over the country will celebrate Canada Day together as they compete for a spot on the national karate team.

This yearly event is always a high point for Canadian Karate enthusiasts, an excitement shared by the host province’s association. ” Karate Newfoundland & Labrador is ecstatic to officially share the exciting news that we will be hosting the 2022 Karate Canada National Championships! We look forward to welcoming the country’s top athletes, coaches and officials from coast to coast to the Rock!” said Nathaniel Besso, Karate Newfoundland & Labrador President.

This event regroups elite 12-year-old and above athletes selected through their provincial association. About 530 athletes are expected to participate in this event, of which more than 40% would be female athletes. Above 180 coaches, referees, staff, and volunteers will also take part in the event. Past editions have attracted over 600 daily spectators and a daily average of 3,000 livestream viewers from 23 countries.

This is the first National Championships in 2 years, as the 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled because of COVID restrictions. “The 2022 National Championships marks our official return to major events in Canada since 2019, and there is no better place to kick things off than St. John’s NL”, says Craig Vokey, Karate Canada President. “This event having last been held in St. John’s in 2006, I know many people are looking forward to returning to enjoy the hospitality of Canada’s most easterly province. I look forward to seeing many of you there!” he added.

In the margin of the National Championships, several other highly anticipated events are to be held, such as National Coaching Certification Program training, Officials’ training, karate Dan testing, and an award gala.

To volunteer at the event, people can reach out to Karate Newfoundland & Labrador to be a part of this great event. Tickets to attend will be available at the Mary Browns Centre box office.

About Karate Canada

Karate Canada is a not-for-profit corporation 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 11 Provincial and Territorial Associations members normally 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.