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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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Joanne Stanga - Vignette

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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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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Russ Sheppard - Vignette

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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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, and...
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