NEWS: Details on 150th Anniversary Activities and Tournaments Now Available
Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON – A preliminary schedule for the activities that will take place during the 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration in Montreal, Quebec this summer is now available on the event website, which can be accessed at 150.lacrosse.ca.
The centrepiece of the event, a re-enacted game illustrating the transformation of lacrosse from a traditional game played by the First Nations to a formalized sport, will take place on the Lower Field at McGill University. It is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
The famous McCord Museum will host the a unique exhibition of historical artifacts and photos from the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which will be on display between 10:00am and 5:00pm from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18.
A series of lectures and presentations on a variety of lacrosse topics will take place at Redpath Hall, which is also on McGill’s campus. The full list of international lecturers, along with presentation topics and times, will be released in the coming weeks.
Details on a number of local lacrosse tournaments have also been posted. If you required additional information or are interested in participating, we encourage you to reach out to the local club or individual organizing that specific tournament.
Visit 150.lacrosse.ca for all the event details, as well as information on local accommodations and transportation, including flight discount codes from Westjet, Air Canada and Porter.
About the 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration
The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime festival of activities that will help honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada’s national summer sport, lacrosse. Between June 16-18, 2017, the city of Montreal, Quebec, will host a variety of educational and cultural activities, including a re-enacted game featuring authentic equipment, a historical display of lacrosse artifacts, a series of lectures from lacrosse authors and academics, and box and field lacrosse tournaments for athletes of all ages. This event is being organized by the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation, with help from the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and is made possible thanks to contributions from the Government of Canada.
For more information on the 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration, visit 150.lacrosse.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also join the conversation using #CANLax150.