Bruce Logan – New Brunswick

Bruce Logan received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for volunteer activities with Lacrosse Canada and Lacrosse New Brunswick in 2012. Beginning in 1969, he and his friends would use Javex bottles with the face cut out, screwed to the top of broom handles as lacrosse sticks. Soon after, his father brought real sticks from Ontario for them to use. Lacrosse in New Brunswick spread quickly soon after.

In 1972, a Pee Wee team was developed in Saint John to play against a Nepean team that was stopping in Saint John. This was the first time lacrosse was played competitively near Logan.

From 1974 to 1979, Logan played in the Maritime Junior Circuit for Saint John, NB. New Brunswick fielded a team from Saint John, Sackville, Fredericton, Caraquet, as well as nearby Charlottetown, PEI, and Halifax and Dartmouth, NS. During those years, he played for Team New Brunswick at the Canada Summer Games in St. John’s, Nfld. He went on to play for the Provincial Team at the Founders Cup tournaments in Sarnia and Montreal from 1978 to 1980.

On the administrative side of the game, Logan chaired the Lacrosse Sector for the Saint John Canada Games from 1984to 1985. He oversaw the equipment, officials, security, media, and disciplinary committees as well as all onsite activities during the event. It would be the last Canada Games that lacrosse was played, until the upcoming Canada Games in Niagara in 2022.

Bruce Logan was also part of the organizing committee for the Fundy Lacrosse Association (which garnered 650 players in its first year), the President of the Fundy Lacrosse Association for five years, the President of Lacrosse New Brunswick for nine years, and serving as a director on the LC board for eight years, including a volunteer role on several committees.

He also was Head Coach for the New Brunswick Bantam Girls team which played in the inaugural Bantam Girls National Championships in Whitby, Ont. He coached Tyke through Bantam for approx. 10 years. To round his career out, Logan officiated hundreds of minor league games.

He was rewarded for his efforts with the 2006-2007 Sport New Brunswick ‘Volunteer Sport Administrator of the Year’ Award.  He has cemented himself as a notable Builder in the Maritimes.

 

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