Cornwall hosting 2020 national broomball championship

August 12, 2019

Benson Centre
Benson Centre

Cornwall will be home to the 2020 Juvenile National Broomball Championship in March.

The national event will feature 16 of the country’s top juvenile (ages 14-19) broomball teams battling it out at the Benson Centre from March 24th to 28th.

Two local teams, the Seaway Valley Devils and Eastern Warriors, will be hosting the event, which is sanctioned by the Canadian Broomball Federation. Eight boys’ and girls’ teams from Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba will face off to be crowned Canadian champs.

The games will be played out on two ice pads at the Benson Centre, Cornwall’s versatile multi-sports facility which features three ice pads, an indoor field house and tennis court and numerous community rooms.

“It’s a perfect venue for events like this with hotels, restaurants, stores and everything else so close by,” said Christine deRepentigny, Chair of the 2020 Juvenile National Broomball Championship organizing committee.

The event will have a significant economic impact on the community, with some 400 players and coaches spending the better part of the week in the City. Family, friends and broomball enthusiasts will also be in attendance in large numbers as well.

“Interest is already starting to build for the event and we are confident it will be a huge success,” added Mrs. deRepentigny.

If this story sounds familiar, it’s for good reason. In April of this year, Cornwall played host to the 2019 Canadian Senior Broomball Championships featuring some of the top senior teams (ages 21 and up) from across the country. The event was a huge success, with large crowds on hand to watch the action and many more watching abroad thanks to a live stream of the event.

The national broomball championship is just one of many high-profile sporting events taking place in Cornwall in the coming months. Others include the Cornwall Triathlon, the Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic and the 2020 Ontario Curling Championships, to name a few.

Related: Event passes now on sale for 2020 Ontario Curling Championships

Be a part of the team!

The organizing committee is beginning to lay the groundwork for the event and there will be numerous opportunities for residents and businesses to get involved through volunteering, sponsorship and the like.

Residents and businesses who are interested in sponsoring the event are asked to contact Mrs. deRepentigny by email at

A world-class venue

With a great location and world-class sports and meeting facilities, Cornwall is an ideal choice to serve as a venue for your next major sporting event or conference.

Cornwall is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, just west of the Ontario-Quebec border. Ottawa and Montreal are only an hour away and Canada’s busiest expressway, Highway 401, intersects the city.

For more information, please click here or check out the Cornwall Sports Venues brochure.

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

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Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our seasonal Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park. The Museum is located at 160 Water Street West, just steps away from the children’s splashpad and play structure. Free parking is available immediately north of the Museum along Water Street.

The seasonal Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) through the summer months.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie