The return to an event under “normal” conditions, after two years affected by the pandemic, was a success in terms of appreciation and participation. A total of 6,112 participants registered for twenty different challenges, spread over seven days of programming.
A record number of participants took part in the elementary and high school invitational tournaments, with over 2,100 young people taking part in these challenges. The BCF Corporate Challenge attracted 198 teams, raising $60,000 to lower the cost of participation for students in the school tournaments. In addition, $30,073 was donated to the Objectif Forme program, which provides low-cost after-school activities for disadvantaged youth.
A new challenge was launched: the night run on snow, which turned out to be a hit with the participants and which will earn a place in future editions.
A great virtual community was developed with the Decathlon Holiday Challenge and the Pentathlon des neiges dans ta cour d’école. These two virtual events challenged participants to participate in one or more of the Pentathlon sports at home or at school. In addition to the 2,800 members of the virtual community, 5,080 youth from across the province took part in these activities and $12,000 in prizes were awarded among participants.
2023 marked the beginning of a partnership with Sun Life, as the title sponsor of the event, which resulted in numerous activations, enhancing the experience for participants, spectators and volunteers. The way is paved for an exciting 20th edition in 2024.