Message from WMA re Cancellation of WMACi Edmonton 2023

Dear Masters Athletes, Dear Members
It is with great sadness the WMA Council and the Edmonton LOC inform you that the World Masters
Athletics Indoor Championships that were set to take place in Edmonton/Canada in March of 2023,
will now not take place in Edmonton. Athletics Alberta, Explore Edmonton, and the City of Edmonton
on one side and the WMA Council on the other tried hard to make the event happen. Athletics
Alberta has officially informed us that they were making the responsible decision to cancel the event
in Edmonton.
WMA Council deeply regrets the cancellation but we have to accept that, due to the Corona
pandemic and the diminished local financial support, our event will not be able to move forward in
Edmonton. It is a consequence of several factors including the long-term effects of the pandemic,
political unrest in Eastern Europe and financial constraints. We are aware that many athletes were
looking forward to going to Edmonton and had planned vacations in Canada in addition to
competitions. Ultimately the financial risk was far too great to overcome.
WMA recognizes how important WMA Championships are to you. Therefore, we will immediately
open the bidding process for a new venue for 2023 immediately. WMA will actively work with
bidders to secure a replacement as soon as possible. Any organization interested in hosting our 2023
Indoor World Championship should email the WMA Secretary: wmasec16@gmail.com.