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Lacrosse Talks - John Grant and Jim Wasson

John Grant and Jim Wasson – Life-long Teammates and Star Players. They share the will to be the best. John Grant Sr. and Jim Wasson are the definition of teammates. They played together on various teams from Minor Lacrosse to Senior Lacrosse and as Team Canada members and also for the Philadelphia Wings in the early version of the NLL.  John G...

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Don Barrie – Historian, Coach and Player during Peterborough's Golden Years. Don started playing as a nine-year-old in 1949 in Peterborough. He played minor lacrosse in Peterborough and went on to play senior lacrosse in Brooklyn, Peterborough, Sorel, Montreal, Quebec City and Hastings.  He started coaching in the Peterborough minor system in ...

One of the most notable West Coast Builders of the Game Jack Fulton got involved in lacrosse in 1955.  For 11 years he served as team manager then as general manager for the New Westminster Salmonbellies. He served the CLA for 8 years and was president for 2 years. Fulton and Harry McKnight founded the CLHOF in 1963 and he was a memb...

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...

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...

The basement workshop was an incredible sea of clutter - tools hanging on the wall, more on the workbench, strands of leather draped over nearby hooks, tubs of resin on the floor below a glue pot and an armful of skeletal lacrosse sticks stacked in the corner awaiting the master's touch.Multi-thousands of sick, broken and bent lacrosse sticks found...

The legendary Bobby Allan – star player, coach, builder of the game and 1974 Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee will talk about his involvement from the 1950's until now. His stories about Mann Cups, World Championships and the Pro Leagues can't be missed! Bobby Allan was in a class by himself, the finest lacrosse player in Canada. His consumm...

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...

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 ...

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...

Cap has been involved in lacrosse for over 60 years. At his induction into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame it was said, "Cap is renowned for recruiting players for his team and well respected by his community and peers".  Cap played for the Oshweken Warriors from 1959-1973 and won the President's Cup in 1964, 1967 & 1968. He helped out i...

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...

 ERNIE MURRAY Via Old School Lacrosse (birth and death dates unknown)Mount Pleasant Maple Leafs (ca.1907-1908)Vancouver Lacrosse Club (1909-1910; 1912-1913)New Westminster Salmonbellies (1911; 1918)Vancouver Athletics (1914)Vancouver Terminals (1919-1920)Vancouver Lacrosse Club (1921) Inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1965 as...

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, and...

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...

It was New Years Eve, Mardi Gras and Armistice Day all rolled into one.Jubilant crowds snaked down the main thoroughfare of the city, a huge bonfire set in front of the main transportation station sparked high into the sky, bystanders cheered as participants. A riot? No way!It was a party - the spontaneous outburst of New Westminster pride after th...

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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 ...