Lacrosse in Oakville - A Game Older Than Canada.

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Lacrosse in Oakville - A Game Older Than Canada.

Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports still being played in the world today.

It originated with the native tribes of the north american continent and was one of the main attractions at pow-wows when tribes from all over would gather to partake in food, fellowship and festivities.

Strong, agile native men and boys learned to be skilled lacrosse players from the time they were little tykes.

It is believed that lacrosse originated in the 12th century amongst the Iroquois and Huron tribes.
1000s of men would play lacrosse on fields miles long and a game could go on for days.

It was known as the 'creator's game' and had a deep spiritual component in which warriors prepared themselves for war and each player was very proud to be representing their clan.

Lacrosse was also played to heal the sick and to resolve conflicts.


Oakville Lacrosse Registration begins on Saturday, February 6th from 1pm - 5pm at the Oakville Arena, 133 Rebecca Street, Oakville.

The Early Bird Registration Rate is:

Peanuts  -  $100

Tyke and Older - $200


Regular Registration takes place on February 24th from 6:30pm - 9pm and will cost:

Peanuts - $120

Tyke and Older - $220

Please bring a Birth Certificate for all New Registrations.

For more information on Lacrosse in Oakville, visit the website www.oakvillelacrosse.com.

 

 

 

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Hi Jo...great history recall, we all played lacrosse when we were young, still a very popular sport.

Jan 30, 2010 08:23 PM #1
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Jo,

It's an interesting and extemely fast game. It is played best by athletes who are good at both hockey and baseball.

I know a number of professional lacrosse players. It's too bad that at the moment, it is a short season, and they all need other jobs to return to after the season.

Brian

Jan 31, 2010 12:05 PM #2
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Jo...Lacrosse is the fastest growing youth sport in Colorado. Both of my sons and my daughter play, and we love watching the action. I even coached for a few years. Wish we had the sport in CA when I was growing up, would have preferred it over baseball.

Jan 31, 2010 02:55 PM #3
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Fred,

I didn't realize that the men of your generation had played lacrosse too....I know my Dad played hockey. I'm not even sure if lacrosse was available for him to play.

When my sons were young they could have played lacrosse...my youngest played for one season but preferred hockey and rugby and baseball so dropped out of lacrosse.

Jo

Jan 31, 2010 03:32 PM #4
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Brian,

I don't see much advertised about professional lacrosse leagues...and didn't realize they get payed to play. It's nice to hear!

Jo

Jan 31, 2010 03:33 PM #5
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Michael,

Really?!? So it is becoming a very popular sport again....it must be fun to watch your children playing.

Jo

Jan 31, 2010 03:34 PM #6
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Jo,

 

Oakville is a hotbed of activity when it comes to lacrosse. The Toronto Rock which play out of the ACC are Toronto's professional team.

There are several players from Oakville who are among the best in the league.

 

Brian

Feb 01, 2010 07:30 AM #7
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Brian,

Really! I didn't realize that....I'll try to take in a game or two this summer.

Jo

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