Sherbrooke to host the Legion Games in 2021 and 2022
SHERBROOKE – The new stadium track at the Université de Sherbrooke will host a first national competition in two years. Sherbrooke will be hosting the Royal Canadian Legion’s Canadian Youth Championships for 2021 and 2022, a major event that welcomes more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and officials.
This will be the first time since 2008 and 2009 that the Université de Sherbrooke, through the Sherbrooke Athletic Club (CAS), is organizing this national competition for the younger and younger categories, in addition to offering a open shutter.
“The deadline for submitting our application was August 31st. This is very good news for the club, it is a very important competition for young people of these age categories. We will also apply by the end of the week to the Quebec Athletics Federation to win the provincial championships in 2020, “said Judith Lefebvre, CAS Executive Director.
The deterioration of the outer runway of the University of Sherbrooke stadium, and ultimately its replacement, implemented a few months ago, have affected the club in the past two years, said Lefebvre.
“Our big competition, the Ian Hume, was even canceled in 2018, all the training had to be localized. Now, with the new track, we’re back. The Ian Hume is confirmed next June, and the Legion Games presentation will provide the CAS with financial rewards to further solidify the foundation of our club. ”
The dates planned for the holding of these two editions are: August 4th to 10th, 2021 and August 3rd to 9th, 2022.
The Sherbrooke Athletic Club, the City of Sherbrooke and the University of Sherbrooke have already organized these championships in 1996, 2001, 2002, 2008 and 2009.
The 2021 edition marks the 45th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion Athletics Nationals, the next edition of which will take place in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, in the last week of August 2020.