NLAA Canada Games Program
The 2017 Canada Summer Games are scheduled from July 28 to August 13, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Athletics is in week #1: Friday, July 28 - Friday, August 4 (Arrivals Thu, July 27 / Turnaround Day Sat, August 5). Athletes age 22 and under will compete in 25 track and field events for men and women.
NLAA Head Coach - Jennifer Stender
- Able Bodied - Under 22 as of December 31, 2016. Year of Birth: 1995 or later
- Para - Under 30 years of age as of December 31, 2016. Year of Birth: 1987 or later
- Special Olympics - Under 30 years of age as of December 31, 2016. Year of Birth: 1987 or later
- Eligibility restrictions are aligned to the “Train to Compete” phase of the sport’s Long Term Athlete Development Model, or other suitable phase of LTAD, as justified by NSO and approved by the Canada Games Council.
- The Canada Games Council Sport Committee has approved the eligibility restrictions for the following sports on the 2017 Canada Summer Games program:
- Senior National Team Athletes are not eligible for the Canada Games*
- All registered Athletics Canada athletes are eligible to compete except those who are over the age of 23 and those who have represented Canada at Olympic/Paralympic Games; IAAF and IPC World Championships; Pan - Am Games; or Commonwealth Games. In addition, those who have held an SR1 or SR2 card are not eligible to compete.
- *Athletes who hold a C card (as defined by Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program) or are in their first year of Senior National Team status, may be deemed eligible on a case by case basis. Requests must be submitted the respective Provincial/Territorial Chef de Mission and approved by the Canada Games Council’s Sport Committee.