The National Youth Track and Field Championships

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
On track, part 1
On track, part 1
On track, part 1

On track, part 1

Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne

The National Youth Track and Field Championships took place Aug. 9-11, 2019, in Sydney, N.S., where 721 athletes—341 of them sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion—competed. The event, hosted by Cape Breton University and the Legion’s Breton Branch, also involved 160 coaches, 150 officials and more than 600 volunteers. The LeRoy Washburn Award for the top female athlete went to Jaeland Cummings from BC/Yukon Command and the Jack Stenhouse Award for the top male athlete went to Ryan Jacklin from Ontario Command. Click through to see a selection of images of the athletes in action.


Military Milestones
The near-sinking of HMS Nabob

The near-sinking of HMS Nabob

Story by Sharon Adams

In the opening years of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy quickly recognized how useful naval airpower could be in the battle to keep the convoy lifeline to Britain safe from Nazi submarines, battleships and aircraft.

Aircraft carriers could extend convoy protection to the mid-Atlantic, beyond range of land-based aircraft. But as the groundwork was being laid for a Canadian naval air branch, there were very few of these large craft available. How were Canadian sailors to gain experience?


Must Read Pick of the Month
This week in history
This week in history

August 24, 2007

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation names a section of Highway 401 from Trenton to
Toronto the Highway of Heroes in memory of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan.


Simply Connect
Legion Magazine

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