The city of Edmonton is going to be hosting a major event in three years.
According to Athletics Canada, Edmonton has been awarded the 2015 Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships. The competition will take place at Edmonton’s Foote Field.
Foote Field is also the host site of the annual Donovan Bailey Invitational. This year’s elite track meet is on July 16.
Athletics Alberta Executive Director Peter Ogilvie, an outstanding friend of Prospect Magazine, will play a key role in organizing the event. Edmonton defeated a bid from Kamloops, British Columbia.
The 2011 Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships took place in Miramar, Florida, with Canada winning 14 medals. The 2013 Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships will take place in Lima, Peru.