The participants came from both Legion-sponsored programs and private clubs: 307 Legion athletes representing nine regions of the RCL (Prince Edward Island did not send a team) and 629 club and unattached competitors.
Some 160 volunteers, 139 coaches and 62 officials made it happen. More than 300 medals were awarded, with Team Ontario taking 35, including 18 gold, and British Columbia/Yukon garnering 34. Quebec was third with 27.
At fourth in the overall medal standings, Flying Angels Academy out of Toronto topped the open participants, with 13, including six gold.
The Legion’s largest single monetary investment annually, the 46-year-old championships marked “the return of the Royal Canadian Legion delivering values-based sport, focused on positively impacting the lives of Canadian youth through meaningful engagement and life-changing experiences,” said senior program officer Steven Van Muyen.
“The RCL remains committed to Canada’s youth and building Canada’s communities through the power of sport.”