Lesley Maudsley, Legion Host Chair, and Karen Crashley, BC/Yukon Legion Ladies Auxiliary president, held the torch carved from a single piece of ash during a Wednesday afternoon press conference for the 37th annual Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships. The event is taking place at McLeod Athletic Park from Friday to Sunday (Aug. 9-11). The torch was carved by an inmate in the Lower Mainland. Below inset: Lynn Kanuka, who captured bronze for Canada in the 3,000m race at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, spoke during the ceremony at Trinity Western University. Over the weekend, athletes from across Canada in the 14 to 17 age group will compete in a variety of events. For the schedule visit www.yo.ca/events/.
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