Canadian Lacrosse Association


Canadian Lacrosse Association
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Lacrosse has a long history of existence in Canada. In 1859, Canada’s Parliament named it as the country’s national game. To oversee the sport, the Montreal Lacrosse Club initiated efforts to create a national governing body – giving birth to the National Lacrosse Association. With the motto, “Our country, our game,” the association primarily aimed to standardize rules and competition, conduct national championships, and promote unity among stakeholders in the sport throughout Canada. It also aims to provide guidance, direction and stability to its members through a strong, proactive, moral and ethical leadership. In 1994, 135 years after it was first declared as Canada’s national sport, lacrosse was re-confirmed by the Parliament as the national summer sport.