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Canadian Lacrosse Association – OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Celebrations, where legendary Canadian lacrosse player Gaylord Powless was honoured with one of the country’s highest sporting honour, will be broadcast twice this week on Sportsnet.

Powless, along with the eight others that make up the Class of 2017, were officially inducted during a ceremony on November 9, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. That ceremony will air Thursday, November 23 at 7:00pm (ET) on Sportsnet One and again on Sunday, November 26 at 4:00pm (ET) on Sportsnet 360.

Also being honoured this year are fellow athletes Carol Huynh (Wrestling), Cindy Klassen (Speed Skating), Lanny McDonald (Ice Hockey), Mike Weir (Golf) and Simon Whitfield (Triathlon), the legendary Edmonton Grads basketball team, and builders Dr. Robert W. Jackson and Dr. Charles Tator.

Sadly, Gaylord died on July 28, 2001, but his influence as a role model and inspiration to generations of Indigenous youth carries on. Through the game of lacrosse, Gaylord helped create bridges, friendships, and goodwill between Indigenous and non-Indigenous players and cultures in Canada.

You can learn more about ‘The Marvellous Mohawk’, his lacrosse journey, and what his induction into this prestigious institution means to his family, by reading Lacrosse Legend Gaylord Powless To Be Inducted Into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, a story that was published on our website after he was officially named to the Class of 2017.

With this honour, Powless will be enshrined alongside fellow Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame lacrosse inductees Jack Laviolette (1960), William ‘Billy’ Fitzgerald (1961), Patrick ‘Joe’ Lally (1965), Dr. George Beers (1979), Jack Bionda (1982), Ike Hildebrand (1985), and Bill Isaacs (2015).

For more information on Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the 2017 Induction Celebrations, please visit

About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 galleries, more than 50 hands-on interactive experiences and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. Our mission is to share the stories of the achievements of our inducted Honoured Members so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Please visit to learn more about our education programs, facility rentals and upcoming events.

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 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