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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the organization tasked with preserving our national summer sport’s history, is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 induction class. The deadline for this year’s nominations is March 1, 2018.

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.

Those selected for induction in 2018 will join 521 others in lacrosse’s national shrine, including 153 Builders, 316 Players, and 52 Veterans. There are also 20 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 Hall also helped create the traveling display of lacrosse history that made its debut at the 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration in Montreal this past summer.

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 85,000 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, NormaTec Recovery Systems, 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.

For more information, please contact:

Alain Brouillette

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302
Email: alain@lacrosse.ca