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National track-and-field championship coming to Brandon

More than 1,000 young athletes will be coming to Brandon for back-to-back national track-and-field championships later this decade.

The city will host both the 2017 and 2018 National Youth Track and Field Championships for youth aged 14–17, competitions that are sanctioned by Athletics Canada and that have a record of attracting future world and Olympic athletes.

The championships are organized and sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, in conjuction with Athletics Canada and local committees.

"(We) are overjoyed with being selected as the host community," said Barb Andrew, the second vice president of Brandon Branch No. 3 of the Legion. She has been named chair of these championships.

"It was a very comprehensive process … which will culminate in back-to-back world class track and field events hosted here in the Wheat City," she said.

Tourism organization Brandon First was a partner in developing the successful bid.  Executive Director, Jackie Keyes says

"The championships are a perfect example of how a local host committee and a national sport organization can be united," said Brandon First executive director. "It is truly a fantastic event for our community."

The city of Brandon approved $120,000 in funding over two years for the event, money that will come from the accommodation tax.

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