Category: Oh My!

Remembering Harry Woolley an Interview with Erica Woolley

Stories of Harry abound but here Erica tells of one about her father she only learned recently.

Harry’s efforts on behalf of the sport were recognised twice with BCLA’s Tom Gordon Shield for outstanding service and the Hugh Gifford Merit Award for accomplishments of instilling sportsmanship in players, their leadership and contribution toward improving the image of lacrosse. In 2004 he was Inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

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Post-war Revival and the End of an Era 1918-1924

Post war revival – The Mainland Lacrosse Association was formed in 1918 with New Westminster and Vancouver as a pro league replacement to the inactive British Columbia Lacrosse Association.

However a year later at the BCLA Annual Meetings held on May 8 and 15, 1919, the Minto Cup Trustees and British Columbia Lacrosse Association refused to recognise the results of the Mainland Lacrosse Association series as being official.

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Lacrosse Balls or Horse Buns

The evolution of lacrosse has provided an interesting chapter in Canadian sports history. Baggataway transformed into field lacrosse which, in turn, morphed into the indoor, seven-man box game. Later, the rover position was eliminated and today’s six-man version of box lacrosse was established. But, wait — what about lacrosse on horseback?

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