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Canadian Lacrosse Stamp – 1968

The game of lacrosse recognized by this Canada Post Office stamp has its roots deep in the history of the early native people of Canada. In varying forms it is known to have been an organized activity of Indians before Columbus completed his famous voyage to North America in 1492.

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Bill C212- Canada’s National Summer Sport

Throughout recent history, the fortunes of the game of lacrosse have ebbed and flowed. While the game has enjoyed some great times, it has also endured some undeniably bleak ones. Yet Lacrosse continues to fight back from the precipice during the tough times and has established itself on better footing. Its survival is uncanny and almost magical.

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The Minto Cup: Before the Juniors

The Governor-General of Canada, Sir Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot, 4th Earl of Minto, the Minto Cup was awarded to the senior amateur lacrosse champions of Canada. Lord and Lady Minto enjoyed such outdoor recreation and activities as ice skating and bicycling during their stay in Canada – and, apparently, in the summer months, Lord Minto also liked to play lacrosse.

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Lally Trophy

.Why not, then, establish an annual series between Canada and the U.S. under the auspices of the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association? CLA president Joe Lally (1363 – 1956), a true-blue lacrosse nut from Cornwall and brother of Lally stick factory founder Frank Lally, donated a trophy of an.original bronze base-relief of lacrosse players in action, mounted upon an ebony background.

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