The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration was a once-in-a-lifetime event - a festival of activitiesto help honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada's national summer sport, lacrosse. We strongly believe that 2017, a year that marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation as well as the birth of the modern version of lacrosse, is the perfect occasion to re-introduce our country's first national sport to a new generation of Canadians.

Through this event, the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation and its partners strived to educate the public about the important role that the sport of lacrosse has had in nation-building and its spiritual significance to the First Nations. Lacrosse exists as an important link between the First Nations and European Settlers. It remains the rare occurrence in which an element of native culture was accepted and embraced by Canadian society.

The celebrations took place in Montreal, QC, a city where the traditional game practiced by First Nations was adapted into a modern sport in 1867. Between June 16-18, 2017, a variety of educational and cultural activities for people of all ages took place.

 

Our County And Our Game.
The 150th Anniversary Celebration of Lacrosse
(video recap of the events in Montreal and the event progrmme may be accessed trough the links below).

Our Game. Our Heritage

Official Game Recreation Video 

150 Lacrosse Anniversary Celebration Event Programme