Legion Nationals: An opportunity to host youth sports!
The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters invites bids from municipalities interested in hosting the Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships in August of 2026 and 2027.
The Championships support competition among accomplished U16 and U18 track and field athletes from across the country. Through preparation and participation, the event also helps develop confidence
and a better understanding of the diversity of like-minded youth in Canada.
Each year the Championships attract athletes who in many instances go on to succeed in international – including Olympic – events.
Rooted in the Legion’s long history of service to veterans and their families, the event is also a means to highlight and thank the men and women who have fought to give us the freedoms we enjoy today. Each
year, a specific military milestone is commemorated as part of the activities, and young competitors learn more about their country’s history.
Over 800 athletes and 100 coaches take part in the Championships, which attract hundreds of local spectators, and results are well shared by traditional and online media. Livestream coverage of some events provides an opportunity for people to enjoy the action, from anywhere!
The National Youth Track & Field Championships provides a unique opportunity to support Canada’s youth, and a chance to showcase the successful host community as a national sporting destination.
To apply or for more details, please see the Legion National Youth Track & Field Expression of Interest at LegionNationals.ca.