News and Announcements
St. Catharines, Ontario – The Canada Games Council (CGC) welcomed news that the Government of Canada will provide up to $1.7 million in funding to include the sport of Men’s and Women’s Box Lacrosse on a pilot project basis at the 2021 Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region, marking the sport’s first appearance since 1985. The Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, made the announcement today at a press conference held at the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in St. Catharines Ontario.
“The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is excited that Lacrosse, Canada’s national summer sport, will be included in the 2021 Canada Summer Games. Our sport’s return, since 1985, to this collaborative multi-sport event is an honour. We are ready for this challenge and look forward to creating legacies,” said Jane Clapham, Executive Director, Canadian Lacrosse Association.
The 2021 Canada Summer Games will take place from August 6 to 22, 2021 in the Niagara Region.
The Saanich Lacrosse Association is grateful to Gord Galey and Brenda Scheffar for their long term support of minor lacrosse in Saanich.
Please consider purchasing farm fresh eggs from their store at 4400 Blenkinsop Rd.
The following is a message from the BCLA
The Grizzlies Movie (rated PG) is opening on April 19th in Vancouver (at the Cineplex Odeon at International Village and Fifth Avenue Cinemas) and in Victoria (at the Cineplex Odeon). This movie is based on Russ Sheppard’s (the BC Lacrosse Coaches Group’s current Chair) experiences while teaching in Nunavut, a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America. A group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse. A compelling, must-see experience!
The Saanich Lacrosse Executive is seeking your input on amalgamating with Peninsula and Victoria/Esquimalt Lacrosse Associations. Please read the attached letter from the Saanich Lacrosse Executive and then follow the link to the survey.
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The document Saanich_Amalgamation_Survey_Letter__FINAL_.pdf was attached to this post.
SAVE THE DATE:
2019 Saanich Tigers / Thrifty Foods
3 On 3 Tournament
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The annual Saanich Tigers / Thrifty Foods 3 On 3 Tournament is scheduled to take place on May 5th at Braefoot Park – please save this date.
This in-house tournament is open to all registered Saanich players and focuses on having fun. Teams consist of 4 or 5 players and play a round robin style format against other teams within their division. There are no goalies and no contact. Players only need their helmets, gloves, mouth guards and sticks. All games are monitored by certified referees. Teams are encouraged to be creative in deciding on team names and jerseys.
More information to be distributed to the coaches and managers.