Mayor Clifford Lee announced today that the 2004 Senior Women’s and Men’s Canadian Soccer Championships will be hosted in the City of Charlottetown from October 6th–11th. Tournament play will take place primarily in Charlottetown, with a number of games also being played in the Town of Stratford.
The Canadian Soccer Association’s Senior National Championships, the Jubilee Cup for women and the Challenge Cup for men, are recognized as the premiere soccer championships in the country. In total, twenty teams, composed of men’s and women’s provincial champions from across the Canada, will vie for the right to be crowned national champions.
Mayor Lee noted, “The City of Charlottetown is so pleased to host this premiere event and have the opportunity to showcase our hospitality to participants, officials and fans. The City recognizes that this is a great jump-start to the tourism shoulder season and would like to acknowledge the Prince Edward Island Soccer Association’s and Canadian Soccer Association’s decision to award this first class event to the City, which will generate great economic benefits.”
In addition to the Championships, the Canadian Soccer Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown in May of 2004.
Wayne Long, Events Development Officer