March 7, 2017
CLA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND CHAIRPERSONS
Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON – A number of lacrosse administrators were elected or appointed to leadership positions within the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) during the organization’s semi-annual meetings which were held during the final week of February in Banff, Alberta.
The board of directors welcomed two new interim members, Doug Luey (ON) and Derek Graham (FNLA). Luey, who served as chair of the Box Sector for the past six years, was appointed as Director of High Performance and International Relations, and Graham, former executive director of the First Nations Lacrosse Association, was appointed to the position of Athlete Director.
Ron McQuarrie (BC) was elected as chair of the box sector after the position was vacated by Luey due to his appointment. The board also appointed a new coaching committee chair in Sean Graham (SK), who will replace the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s newly hired Technical Director, Bruce Codd.
The CLA would like to officially welcome these new individuals to the organization and would also like to thank former board members John Grant Sr. (ON) and Stu Aird (ON) for their service and contributions.
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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