CLF Limited Edition Prints
The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is a charitable organization established as an initiative of the Canadian Lacrosse Association to address the long term health and growth of Lacrosse as Canada's National Summer Sport.
Limited Edition Prints
The CLF is proud to offer one-of-a-kind Limited Edition Lacrosse-Themed Prints and Posters for purchase, with all proceeds going to support a legacy fund for the game of lacrosse and the Jim Bishop Trust Fund.
Cost of a Print or Poster
Posters: The cost of each poster is $25.00 (Ontario residents add $3.25 for HST), plus $7.50 for shipping and handling.
Ordering a Print or Poster
THE CREATOR'S GAME By: John Sowatise Thomas
The Creator's Game is the first (1999) in a series of limited edition prints produced by the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation to honour the game of lacrosse and one of its greatest coaches and builders - the late Jim Bishop.
The original artwork for this piece, as well as future originals, will be presented each year as the "Jim Bishop Memorial Award" to the Minto Cup (National Junior 'A' Championship) athlete who best exemplifies leadership, skill, sportsmanship, and the spirit of the game.
This inaugural painting was created by John Sowatise Thomas, a wolf clan Mohawk of the Akwesasne. Thomas' work has been sought by private collectors, museums and many native institutions including the National Assembly of First Nations. His work has been shown throughout the United States and Canada.
The Creator's Game uses a gradation of colour to signify the evolution of the game from ancient times to the present. It pays tribute to the game's First Nation roots as well as acknowledging its universal appeal in modern times.
A bald eagle, representative of the Creator and the spirit of the game, watches over its progress. The traditional native player is a Mohawk warrior, as shown by the three eagle feathers he wears, and is a member of the Turtle Clan, as shown on his breech-clout and his armband. Above the armband is a single stroke of lightning, representative of the speed and power of the game. On the forearm and each leg of the Mohawk warrior, there are four lines, which represent his family.
The clothing of the three other players depicts the growth of the sport, from an older style to a more modern look. All of the players use traditional lacrosse sticks, honouring the roots of the game