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When Little League Baseball expanded the World Series to an eight team format in 1958, the Canadian Region was established. Despite the name, however, the region only encompassed leagues in Ontario and Quebec. Leagues in Western Canada continued to compete in the Western and Northern Region tournament structures, and leagues in the Maritimes could not advance beyond the Maritime Provinces championship tournament.
In 1965, the first all-Canadian champion was crowned. Western Canada champion East Trail, British Columbia traveled to Dundas, Ontario, to face the Eastern Canada champions from Stoney Creek, Ontario. Stoney Creek defeated East Trail 4-0 en route to Canada's best-ever finish, second place, at the Little League World Series.
In recent years, the Canadian Region tournament is a six team, round-robin tournament, with the Canadian champion advancing to the Little League World Series. Through 2012, the six entrants in the Canadian Region tournament were the provincial champions from British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec; divisional champions from the Atlantic and Prairie Provinces; and the host league. Beginning in 2013, two leagues from the Prairies will compete in the Canadian Region tournament, as Alberta and Saskatchewan will each send a champion to the regional.
Click to view a timeline showing the evolution of the Canadian Region Little League tournament structure.
|Australia||Mid-Atlantic Region||Southeast Region|
|Canadian Region||Midwest Region||Southwest Region|
|Great Lakes Region||New England Region||Western Region|
|Japanese Region||Northwest Region|
|Delaware||Maine||Texas (East and West)|
|District of Columbia||Maryland||Vermont|
|Central Region||Southern Region||Western Region|
|Region 1||Region 4||Region 7|
|Region 2||Region 5||Region 8|
|Region 3||Region 6|