Events and Results
Rankings and Records
About the program
The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned event that is divided into two sections - a two-day meet and an educational and/or technical clinic. Coaching education is also sometimes included in the program. This year the meet will be held in Ottawa from August 4-10. Athletes may qualify to compete either under the provincial team or compete as an independent athlete if they have met the qualifying standard and are a member of Athletics Nova Scotia. National and provincial athletic associations have described this program as one of the best in existence and some rate it as international calibre. The success of the athletes who have attended seems to bear this out. At the Los Angeles Olympics alone, all the Canadian medal winners had attended Legion camps.
The Legion's monetary donation to support Team Nova Scotia/Nunavut is in the range of $40,000.00, covering all aspects of the week-long National Championship event. Our athletes are responsible only for the cost of their uniforms, the provincial training camp and attendance at the Atlantic Championships (approx. $350.00 per athlete).
Last Year's Team Performance
Last year's Legion National Track & Field Championships were held in Sherbrooke, PQ. Our Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Staff consisted of Head Coach Jonathan Doucette with Assistant Coaches Tanya Daniels and John Nolan. Jake Bordon and Valarie Langley shared Team Manager duties and were accompanied by Shelley Bordon and Patrick Benjamin Our team of 38 athletes brought home two gold medals amongst the 14 medals won along with 19 personal best performances and 44 Top 8 finishes.
Who is eligible?
Athletes 17 and under and 15 and under (as of December 31, 2010), are eligible to compete for positions on the Provincial Team. Selection is determined by performances achieved during the year and placing at the selection meet. This is described in detail below.
Athletes must bring the application with them to the Legion Team Selection Meet. The application is completed after your events have concluded and should contain your best eligible performance(s) for the season (April 1-July11, 2010). The application must be submitted to the Legion Team Manager by the end of the meet.
What performances are eligible?
Performances from any Athletics Canada or USTFA meet are considered if the athlete becomes a member of Athletics Nova Scotia within 10 days of the meet. Results from any sanctioned meet after April 1st and prior to the selection meet can be used toward meeting the Legion team standards.
The provincial selection meet will be held on July 10-11 at Beazley Field in Dartmouth, where up to 38 athletes will be selected to represent Team Nova Scotia.