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Ottawa (January 12, 2023) – Taekwondo Canada is pleased to present the 2023 Canada Open international event being held February 23rd to 25th in Vancouver, British Columbia.

This event, sanctioned by World Taekwondo is an international G2 event, (the highest ranked tournament of the year), being held at the Vancouver Convention Centre and will feature Poomsae, Cadet, Junior and Senior international athletes competing in both Kyorugi (sparring) and Poomsae disciplines for international ranking points towards World Championships and Olympic Games.

The Canada Open features the top taekwondo athletes in the country including Tokyo Olympian Skylar Park from Winnipeg, MB, competing against 22 countries from throughout the world. Of note, this will be the first time the top ranked Korean National Team has been part of this event. The Canada Open is the first tournament of the season in the Pan American taekwondo region and will set the standard for all other events this year.

“It is important to know that this event is one of only two G2 events to be held in the Pan American region this year and a significant opportunity for our elite Canadian athletes to compete against the world’s best and gain valuable points towards World and Olympic rankings.”, said Taekwondo Canada Executive Director Dave Harris. “We are proud to welcome the taekwondo world to Vancouver February 23rd to 25th.”

For more information and media accreditation for the Canada Open, please email Executive Director Dave Harris directly at: Additional information can also be found on our website at:

About Taekwondo Canada: Taekwondo Canada is the official governing body of Taekwondo in Canada, overseeing the sport in all Provinces and Territories. Taekwondo Canada is recognized by World Taekwondo, the International Olympic Committee, PATU and Sport Canada. Taekwondo Canada will continue to be a leading nation in the sport by providing leadership and opportunities to enable its participants to achieve their goals.

Contact: Dave Harris Executive Director – (519) 859-7410