Lacrosse returns to Canada Games in 2021
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.