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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON (February 9, 2017) – The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the organization tasked with preserving our national summer sport’s history, is currently accepting nominations for its 2017 induction class.
 
Contrary to popular belief, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame does not itself nominate people or teams to join the ranks of its honoured inductees, those names are brought forth by members of the lacrosse community. If you know of a player, builder or team who has made a significant contribution to the sport of lacrosse, the Hall invites you to nominate them today.
 
“Our selection committees rely entirely on nominations from the Canadian lacrosse community,” said David Lancaster, Chairman of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. “We are hopeful that the community will become even more involved this year and into the future.”
Those selected for induction in 2017 will join 514 others in lacrosse’s national shrine, including 151 Builders, 312 Players, and 51 Veterans. There are also 19 Teams that have received the prestigious honour.
 
The Hall of Fame, which was chartered by the Canadian Lacrosse Association in 1964 and inducted its first 48 founding members in 1966, is located in the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, B.C. In addition to housing a plaque for each inductee, the Hall is full of historical lacrosse photos, sticks, sweaters, medals and trophies, including the original Minto Cup and Mann Cup.
 
The deadline for this year’s nominations is March 1, 2017. The list of inductees will be announced in June and the induction ceremony will take place in November.
 
For more information, or to download the nomination forms and guidelines, visit www.clhof.org.
 
About the Canadian Lacrosse Association
Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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For more information, please contact:
Alain Brouillette
Communications and Marketing Coordinator Canadian Lacrosse Association Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302