Legion Youth Athletes Become Canada’s Stars

The history of the Legion and Track & Field stretches back across the 20th Century and was instrumental in the development of  Track & Field in Canada through:

The sponsorship of the Olympic Training Plan
• National Athletes Clinics
• Track & Field Meets at the Cdn National Exhibition in Toronto
• The Canadian National Clinic for Track & Field Coaches at Guelph
• Summer and Winter Training Camps for young Track & Field Athletes
• National, Provincial and Regional Coaching Clinics under the direction of Geoff Dyson
• Track & Field Publications – Coaching Review and The Track & Field Annual
• Legion Provincial Track & Field Competitions
• Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships

Over the years, numerous athletes who have attended the Legion camps have gone on to attend and achieve medals at international and Olympic competitions. Here are some membersc of Canada's national teams you may recognize.

Angela Bailey (100 m)

Angela Chalmers (300 m)

Alain Metullis (High Jump)

Alex Zaliauskas (High Jump)

Aloson Wiley (Distance)

Atlee Mahorn (100 m 200 m)

Brad McCuaig (200 m)

Brenda Shackleton (Distance)

Brian Franklin (800 m)

Brian Marshall (High Jump)

Charles Lafrancois (High Jump)

Charmaine Cooks (800 m 400 m)

Cheryl Allen (400 m)

Cheryl Coker (Javelin)

Connie Polman-Tuin (Shot Put)

Courtney Brown (200 m & 400 m)

Dave Reid (150 m)

Donald Duprey (400 m Hurdles)

Dylan Armstrong (Hammer Throw)

Edrick Floreal (Long & Triple Jumps)

Émilie Mondor (800m, 1,500m, 5,000m)

Faye Roblin (Javelin)

France Gareau (100 m)

Glenroy Gilbert (100 m)

Graham Hood (1,500 m)

Ian James (Long Jump)

Jill McDermid (400 m Hurdles)

Jillian Richardson (400 m)

Julie Roucheleau (100 m Hurdles)

Kevin Sullivan (800 m, 1,500 m)

Ladonna Antoine (400 m)

Linda McCurdy (High Jump)

Liz Polyak ( Discus)

Mark McKoy (110 m Hurdles)

Martin St. Pierre (20 km Walk)

Michelle Brotherton (Shot Put)

Mike Smith (Decathlon)

Nicole Devonish (Long Jump)

Paul McCloy (Distance)

Peter Massfeller (Javelin)

Peter Ogilvie (200 m)

Raymond Seguin (High Jump)

Robert Esmie (100 m)

Robin Meagher (3000 m)

Rosey Edeh (100 m)

Shane Niemi (400 m, Long Jump)

Simon Hoogewerf (800 m)

Sterling Hinds (200 m)

Sultana Fritzzell (Hammer)

Tim Kroeker (100 m Hurdles)

Tony Sharpe (100 m)

Yolande Jones(80 m Hurdles



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