Up until now almost all “provincial memory championships” in Canada have been improvised events where 1 to 3 competitors would meet to spend a few minutes memorizing a few cards and that was it. Cool, and it will still be possible to do just that if you want, but we’d like to try a different model. We’re calling for the formation of longer-term autonomous provincial organizations who would organize more ambitious events every year around the same dates. Want to organize the very first Manitoba or Saskatchewan or Newfoundland provincial memory or mental math competition? Get in touch with us. We’ll offer pre-determined formats, step by step procedures and rulebook that you can choose to use or not to use. Want to keep it simple and only test competitors for random numbers and words? You can choose to do that. Want to try out something revolutionary that has never been done before? That’s also possible. As long as your proposal isn’t completely insane, we’ll promote your events and recognize your champions. Your organization will even have its own sub-page on canadianmindsports.com where you can choose to post whatever you want. The proposal is valid for any memory or mental math or cubing related organization in Canada, although for cubing you may prefer to use canadiancubing.com instead.
Oh and although we can’t confirm anything yet, the Quebec Memory Championship should happen in January in Quebec city at Université Laval, in partnership with a friendly teacher and a student association ( : We’ll also be hosting a small just for fun, completely unofficial “championship” on Saturday August 18 at the Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal. Message us or join the Facebook group if you’d like to be there.