Category: Interview

Joanne Stanga

Joanne Stanga is one of the important women who helped to build women’s field lacrosse in Canada. She was the head coach and assistant coach of the senior women and U19 women’s field lacrosse national teams for a 10-year period going back to 1993.

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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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Michael Kanatakeron Mitchell

Michael Kanatakeron Mitchell has been a driving force behind the recognition of Indigenous contributions to the game. He was born into a lacrosse family that had a great deal to do with stick-making for the world’s lacrosse community. Mitchell started playing the game with the Cornwall Island Braves Peewees, eventually making the Akwesasne Senior B team as a U17-aged player. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, he became the owner and general manager of Cornwall Island Thunderbirds. Mitchell built the Iroquois Lacrosse Association and was appointed to LC’s Board of Directors

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Don Barrie

Don Barrie started writing a weekly sports column in the Peterborough Examiner in 1995, and continues to do so today. In 2008, he wrote a 600-page history of lacrosse in Peterborough: “Lacrosse: The Peterborough Way”. He went on to write two novels on lacrosse, Moon and Me (2009) and Stickman (2012).

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1982 Team Canada Women’s Field Lacrosse Part 1

Women’s field lacrosse in Canada had very humble beginnings. There were two small programs operating out of British Columbia and Ontario. The women who played in these programs were mainly versed in box lacrosse. One day, a huge opportunity presented itself. Brine had stepped up to sponsor the first Women’s World Lacrosse Championship.

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Dave Evans – Lacrosse Legends

Dave Evans has made his mark in lacrosse as both a Builder and a Player, in both Box and Field disciplines, as well as the Men’s and the Women’s game. The Vancouver Burrards retired his jersey in 1996 and he was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1995. As a coach, he had three Canadian Senior Women Box Lacrosse titles and was Head Coach of the BC provincial women’s field lacrosse rep team that captured seven Canadian titles.

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