After a year of planning, the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is excited to officially kick-off the 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration, a once-in-a-lifetime event that will help honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada’s national summer sport.
A family-friendly mix of activities are being organized for the June 16-18, 2017 weekend in Montreal, including a re-enacted game featuring authentic wardrobe and traditional equipment, a historical display of lacrosse photos and artifacts, a series of lectures from lacrosse authors and academics, and box and field lacrosse tournaments for athletes of all ages.
A large number of the activities, as indicated in the schedule below, will be webcasted live on Sports Canada TV, making them available to lacrosse fans across Canada and around the world.
We encourage you to visit 150.lacrosse.ca for more information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend for a behind the scenes look at this special event. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #CANLax150.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
Time
Location
Webcasted
Activity
6:00pm
3487 Peel (McGill)
No
Speaker Panel (Women in Sport, featuring Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux, Dr. Homa Hoodfar and Robyn Flynn)
7:30pm
3487 Peel (McGill)
No
Presentation (Kari Miller, founder of Six Nations women’s league and head coach of Haudenosaunee U19 team)
8:00pm
3487 Peel (McGill)
No
Film Screening (Keepers of the Game)
FRIDAY, JUNE 16
Time
Location
Webcasted
Activity
9:00am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Bruce MacDonald – The Rise and Fall of Canada’s First Professional Leagues 1901-1924)
9:50am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Daniel Ferland – La signification et le rôle culturel du jeu de crosse)
10:30am
McCord Museum
No
Media Conference (Unveiling of History of Lacrosse Exhibition)
10:40am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (J. Alan Childs – History of Lacrosse on the Prairie)
11:00am
McCord Museum
No
Traditional Stickmaking Demonstration (Alf Jacques)
11:30am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Speaker Panel)
1:00pm
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Louis ‘Tewenhni’tatshon’ Delisle – The History of Lacrosse in Caughnawaga/Kahnawake)
1:50pm
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Don Fisher – Before Beers: The World of Native Lacrosse in North America to 1867)
2:40pm
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Jane Claydon – History and Influence of Canada in the Worldwide Development of Women’s Lacrosse 1884-1924)
3:30pm
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Speaker Panel)
3:30pm
Westmount Recreation Centre
No
Clinic (Boys Lacrosse, featuring Team Canada’s Geoff Snider)
4:30pm
Lower Field (McGill)
No
Clinic (Girls Lacrosse, featuring Team Canada’s Erica Evans and Holly Lloyd)
7:00pm
Club Sportif MAA
No
Reception (Private, by invitation only)
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Time
Location
Webcasted
Activity
9:00am
McCord Museum
No
Traditional Stickmaking Demonstration (Alf Jacques)
9:00am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Jane Claydon – History and Influence of Canada in the Worldwide Development of Women’s Lacrosse 1884-1924)
9:30am
Rosanne-Laflamme Arena
No
Meet & Greet (Autograph Signing and Air Gait Contest, featuring Team Canada’s Gary Gait)
9:50am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Daniel Ferland – La signification et le rôle culturel du jeu de crosse)
10:40am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Bruce MacDonald – The Rise and Fall of Canada’s First Professional Leagues 1901-1924)
11:00am
McCord Museum
No
Lecture (J. Alan Childs – History of Lacrosse on the Prairie)
11:30am
Redpath Hall (McGill)
Yes
Lecture (Don Fisher – Before Beers: The World of Native Lacrosse in North America to 1867)
2:00pm
Lower Field (McGill)
Yes
Re-Enacted Game