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Dodgeball Canada Announces Markham Pan Am Centre as Venue for World Championships

Venue features capacity for six courts, nearly 1,000 spectator seats

EDMONTON (February 17. 2017) - Dodgeball Canada is excited to announce the host venue for the 2017 World Dodgeball Federation World Championships taking place from October 18-21, 2017. The tournament, which will see the world’s top dodgeball talent come to Toronto for the first time, will be held at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

“Dodgeball Canada has been hard at work preparing to welcome teams from across the globe to celebrate the sport we love,” said Duane Wysynski, president of Dodgeball Canada. “This venue serves as the perfect stage to showcase dodgeball on a local, national and global scale.”

Opened in November 2014, the Markham Pan Am Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that has played host venue to four 2015 Pan American and ParaPan American events, an Olympic Table Tennis Qualifying event as well as many National, Provincial and local championships.

Venue specifications: •    The Markham Pan Am Centre is a 147,000 sq ft (13,660 sq m) sports venue that has been built to meet many International and National standards of competition  •    With over 36,000 sq ft (3,344 sq m) of floorspace, the gymnasium is capable of housing six courts simultaneously •    948 theatre style, bleacher seats with chair backs •    Consisting of an Olympic sized 50 m pool, several gymnasiums, a fitness centre, and various A/V rooms, the venue is ideal for hosting a variety of sport events


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