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The 2024 TELUS Canadian Championship set to kick off 23 April in Calgary


The 2024 TELUS Canadian Championship will kick off on Tuesday 23 April in Calgary, Alberta as Cavalry FC and Vancouver FC face off to open the Preliminary Round and the annual Battle of the North for the Voyageurs Cup. The action continues the following day as Toronto FC will host Simcoe County Rovers FC, who are making their debut in the competition, in Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday 24 April.

The Preliminary Round heats-up with three matches played on Wednesday 1 May. In Ontario, Forge FC will host York United FC in Hamilton while Atlético Ottawa faces off with Valour FC in Ottawa. On the West Coast, Pacific FC and Victoria Highlanders FC will go head-to-head in an all-Vancouver Island clash in Langford, British Columbia to finish off the day.

On Thursday 2 May, action will shift to the East Coast with HFX Wanderers FC hosting Ligue1 Québec’s CS St-Laurent in Halifax, Nova Scotia to conclude the Preliminary Round.

Fans can find coverage of the TELUS Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s digital channels including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CanChamp.

The six Preliminary Round winners will advance to the TELUS Canadian Championship Quarter-Final stage where they will be joined by last year’s finalists, champions Vancouver Whitecaps FC and runners-up CF Montréal who both received byes from the Preliminary Round. The Quarter-Finals will be played as a two-match home and away series across the month of May.

Preliminary Round (23 April – 2 May) | Single Knockout

Cavalry FC v Vancouver FC
Tuesday 23 April
Kickoff – 19.00 local (21.00 ET / 18.00 PT)
ATCO Field at Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB

Toronto FC v Simcoe County Rovers FC
Wednesday 24 April
Kickoff – 19.30 local (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT)
BMO Field, Toronto, ON

Forge FC v York United FC
Wednesday 1 May
Kickoff – 19.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT)
Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, ON

Atlético Ottawa v Valour FC
Wednesday 1 May
Kickoff – 19.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT)
TD Place, Ottawa, ON

Pacific FC v Victoria Highlanders FC
Wednesday 1 May
Kickoff – 19.00 local (22.00 ET / 19.00 PT)
Starlight Stadium, Langford, BC

HFX Wanderers FC v CS St-Laurent
Thursday 2 May
Kickoff – 19.00 local (18.00 ET / 15.00 PT)
Wanderers Grounds, Halifax, NS

About the TELUS Canadian Championship 
Canada Soccer’s TELUS Canadian Championship, also known as the Battle of the North, is the nation’s highest men’s domestic competition featuring clubs from coast to coast across the country, notably professional teams in Major League Soccer and the Canadian Premier League as well as league winners in League1 BC, League1 Ontario and Ligue1 Québec. Winners of the 2024 TELUS Canadian Championship lift the Voyageurs Cup and qualify to the annual international competition,  Concacaf Champions Cup. Winners of the  Concacaf Champions Cup qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup