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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON (June 14, 2016) – On June 15th 2016, the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation (CLF) will host a media conference where it will reveal details on its plans for the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Lacrosse that will take place in Montreal during the summer of 2017.

Join representatives from the lacrosse community at this announcement, where we will talk about the events that will take place to honour the historical and cultural significance of Canada’s national summer sport.

We invite members of the media to join us for photo and interview opportunities.

Date

Wednesday, June 15th

Time

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Location

Club Sportif MAA (Montreal Amateur Athletic Club)
2070 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC, H3A 1W6

Speakers

Jim Burke (Chairman, Canadian Lacrosse Foundation)
Jim Calder (Event Manager, 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration)
Pierre Fillion (President, Québec Lacrosse Federation)
Louis “Tewenhnitatshon” Delisle (Representative, Kahnawake Lacrosse)
Marc Gélinas (Athletic Director, McGill University)
Travis “Tionatakwente” Gabriel (Traditional Stick Maker, Kanasatake)

Additional information on the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Lacrosse, including a formal press release, will be made available at www.lacrosse.ca following the media conference.

If you are interested in attending this media conference, please kindly confirm your attendance with Alain Brouillette (alain@lacrosse.ca).

About the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation
The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is a charitable organization established as an initiative of the Canadian Lacrosse Association to address the long term health and growth of lacrosse as Canada’s National Summer Sport. The Foundation’s prime directives are a) to advance the public understanding of the role of lacrosse in the history and cultural development of Canada; b) to educate and instruct lacrosse coaches and officials on the rules of the game and player development; c) to provide lacrosse programs to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and troubled youth; and d) to receive or maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to qualified donees under the Income Tax Act (Canada). The Foundation will accomplish this objective through the administration of an endowment fund; the capital in this fund is protected and the proceeds generated from the investments will be used to support the objectives of the Foundation. The Foundation will work towards these objectives by managing the endowment fund, by product sales and by establishing innovative programs.

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 – Warrior Sports, New Balance Athletics, 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
Email: alain@lacrosse.ca
Office: 613-260-2028 x302
Mobile: 613-601-2630