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Down Memory Lane - Canada - 1978 World Lacrosse Champions

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Down Memory Lane Articles - by Stan Shillington The newspaper headlines lamented "Canada's Field Lacrosse Team" Suffers Humiliation from U.S." and "Americans Massacre Canadians".There was little doubt that the 28-4 drubbing was potentially a grave looking to be filled.But, just one week later, the media exulted in one of the greatest comebacks ever...

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John Vinson (Jocko)

JOHN 'JOCKO' VINSON(December 5, 1882 – April 15, 1916) Via Old School Lacrosse An Australian by birth hailing from Sydney, New South Wales, when exactly John 'Jocko' Vinson arrived in Vancouver and became associated with the Vancouver Athletic Club and their championship lacrosse team is unknown, as facts about his life prior to the outbreak of the...

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Hall of Fame - Annual Induction Banquet

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Induction of new members is made on an annual basis. In 1965, three categories were inaugurated: Field Players, Box Players and Builders. A Veteran category was added in 1997 to preserve the memory of stars of yesteryear, and in 1988, an outstanding Team category was also added. Starting in 2016, the box player and field player categ...

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Two for the Show

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 The two-hour documentary, "Two For The Show", premiered on October 17th at 4:00 PM, on Youtube and on Crossecheck.com. This compelling story of the greats has been a true labour of love by Dave Coleman and all those who contributed; it deserves the early accolades it has received and should definitely be on box lacrosse lovers "must watch lis...

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Joanne Stanga - Vignette

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Joanne Stanga is one of the important women who helped to build women's field lacrosse in Canada. She was the head coach and assistant coach of the senior women and U19 women's field lacrosse national teams for a 10-year period going back to 1993. She coached the Ontario senior and junior teams beginning in 1990 through 2005 and coached locally in ...

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Al Luciuk - Vignette

Al Luciuk is known for his involvement in many areas in growing the game. He is a builder of field lacrosse in Saskatchewan and has worked at all levels of the game: locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Al has taken skills learned as a professional teacher and brought them to benefit lacrosse. He has served for 15 years as the Pre...

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Saving Gaylord Picture from Garbage Heap

This is a story of amazing coincidences. First off, I had not dated in the twenty years since my divorce. I had recently told God that if He wanted someone in my life, He would have to dump him in my lap. And dump him, He did. It began with an email gone awry to an email address I rarely use. I usually don't open emails from people I don't know, an...

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Russ Sheppard - Vignette

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Russ was introduced to lacrosse in Saskatchewan through master coach Al Luciuk. He played some senior men's lacrosse and began coaching youth in 1995. He moved to Nunavut as a teacher in 1998 and began the Kugluktuk Grizzlies lacrosse program in 1999. Soon after, he formed Nunavut Lacrosse. The journey of his program and the amazing impact the game...

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Lacrosse Talks - Don Fisher

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The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is finishing up 2020 by re-issuing the Lacrosse Talks that have been compiled over the last two years. Lacrosse Talks videos generally provide additional information and take a more conversational approach with the interviewee than the Legends of Lacrosse interviews. Historians and other lacrosse individuals also pr...

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Lacrosse Talks - Bruce MacDonald and David Stewart-Candy

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The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is finishing up 2020 by re-issuing the Lacrosse Talks that have been compiled over the last two years. Lacrosse Talks videos generally provide additional information and take a more conversational approach with the interviewee than the Legends of Lacrosse interviews. Historians and other lacrosse individuals also pr...

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2017 - Our Country and Our Game: The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse

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The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration was a once-in-a-lifetime festival of activities that helped honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada's national summer sport, lacrosse. The celebrations took place June 16-18, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, a city where the traditional game practiced by First Nations was adapted i...

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