Peterborough celebrates 150 years of lacrosse

Peterborough celebrates 150 years of lacrosse
Peterborough celebrates 150 years of lacrosse
 
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Peterborough Ontario, recognized as one of the lacrosse hot spots of Canada, will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary of involvement in lacrosse. The entire lacrosse community of Peterborough will be holding events to highlight this special anniversary.
 
 
Lacrosse first began in Peterborough in 1872 with the first team the Red Stockings. Peterborough won its first championship five years later and since that time has won 29 senior and junior national championships and more than 150 provincial titles. A local committee, headed by Tim Barrie (a Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame goaltender) is organizing events to celebrate the game’s anniversary with a big week of lacrosse being planned for the last week of June ending with the celebration of Canada’s birthday on July 1.
 
Mr. Barrie commented – “The week of celebration will include representation from every lacrosse organization within Peterborough. This includes field lacrosse (including both Trent University teams), minor field lacrosse (girls and boys), minor box lacrosse and box lacrosse from Junior up to the Senior (MSL) team. And of course, the Peterborough Lacrosse Alumni will play a pivotal role”.
 
On Saturday, June 18 – the Ontario Major Series Lacrosse schedule will include all six MSL teams playing part of the league’s regular schedule in Peterborough during this celebration of lacrosse.  

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