Harry Jerome Track Classicin HEALTH
On June 28, 2017, Wesbild was pleased to support The Harry Jerome International Track Classic as their Volunteer Sponsor.
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada’s longest running track and field event. In its 33-year history, world and Olympic champions, world record holders, Canadian stars and young hopefuls have thrilled spectators, achieved personal bests and, thanks to the vision and dedication of the Achilles International Track and Field Society, continued in their quest to become Faster, Higher and Stronger.
The 2017 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic featured a number of Canada’s track and field stars. Canadian Olympic and World Championship medallists Andre De Grasse (100m, 200m & 4x100m Relay), Melissa Bishop (800m), Damian Warner (Decathlon), Ben Thorne (20km RW) and Akeem Haynes (4x100m Relay) competed in front of a sold-out crowd at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam. A number of local Olympians got the chance to compete in front of family and friends: Evan Dunfee (Race Walk), Elizabeth Gleadle (Javelin), Christabel Nettey (Long Jump) and Alyx Treasure (High Jump). Numerous school age athletes also go the chance to race in front of the cheering crowd.
The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic is hosted by the Achilles International Track & Field Society, a non-profit society registered in British Columbia. Net proceeds from this event support track and field competition in BC.