Excitement building for Canadian Broomball Championships

February 4, 2019

Canadian Broomball Championships

Canadian Broomball Championships

Some of Canada’s best broomball teams will be descending on Cornwall this April for the 2019 Canadian Senior Broomball Championships.

Excitement is starting to build for the event, which will run from April 10-14 at the Benson Centre with 20 teams and 500-plus players, coaches and team officials expected to attend.

Senior competition refers to players ages 21 and up and the tournament will feature teams in three divisions – 6 elite women’s teams, 8 elite men’s teams and 6 mixed teams.

“The competition at this championship will be world-class,” said Sara-Lee Pynenburg, a member of the Eastern Ontario Vipers and of one the tournament organizers. “The winners will move on to represent Canada at the world broomball championships so there will be a lot on the line.”

It’s been nearly 40 years since Cornwall has hosted the national broomball championship. The event was last held in Cornwall in 1982.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming all of the teams and athletes for this event,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase our community and all of the great things we have to offer.”

Organizers are now busy with planning the logistics of the event. They have created a dedicated website for the event as well as a Facebook event page, Twitter account and Instagram account.

“We want to make it easy for fans and interested residents to follow us and keep up to speed on the tournament,” said Mrs. Pynenburg.

Click here for the 2019 Canadian Broomball Championships website
Click here for the 2019 Canadian Broomball Championships Facebook event page
Click here for the 2019 Canadian Broomball Championships Twitter account
Click here for the 2019 Canadian Broomball Championships Instagram account

Be a part of the team!

The host committee is looking for volunteers to help with various tasks at the event, including timekeeping, running game sheets, working the doors, selling 50/50 tickets and so on.

Residents who are interested in volunteering are asked to email 2019broomballnationals@gmail.com.

There are also sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and organizations who may be interested. For details, please email 2019broomballnationals@gmail.com.

The event is sanctioned by the Canadian Broomball Federation, the official governing body of the sport of broomball in Canada.

About the Benson Centre

The Benson Centre is one of Cornwall’s newest recreation facilities, offering three NHL-sized rinks, an indoor field house and an indoor court for tennis, pickleball and badminton along with numerous multi-purpose rooms.

The venue plays host to dozens of major events throughout the year catering to both residents and visitors.

For more information on the Benson Centre, please click here.

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 info@staging.banfield.agency to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 933-0074. You can also stop by the Cornwall Tourism office inside the Cornwall Civic Complex at 100 Water Street East. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Article by Kevin Lajoie