OTTAWA, ON—The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is pleased to announce the “Video Lacrosse Library and Lacrosse Talks” project will air episodes for Year Three in 2022. The project will feature video interviews as well as podcast episodes with some of Canada’s most dynamic lacrosse builders, coaches and players. The project seeks to capture the personal stories of those that have shaped the game over the last 80-odd years.
“We are pleased to announce that General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has come on board as a sponsor of this project,” said Canadian Lacrosse Foundation chairman Jim Burke.
“The support we have from Land Systems-Canada will help us capture both the Indigenous and non-native history that makes Canada’s National Summer Sport such a vital activity.”
Land Systems-Canada has a long and proud tradition of strengthening communities through engagement. Whether volunteering and donating to United Way, working with Habitat for Humanity, or assisting Canadian veterans, with each opportunity they ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are a focus and a fabric of their culture and contributions.
“In this light, Land Systems-Canada continues to develop our relationships with Indigenous communities and further expand our awareness of Indigenous heritage,” said Andrea Brown, Communications Manager at Land Systems-Canada.
“So it is with great pleasure that Land Systems-Canada was able to support the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation and promote the impact of lacrosse to our country’s history and the shared narrative between Canada and Indigenous people,” she said.
Sessions will be recorded throughout October and November at five locations across Canada including Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Halifax, St. Catharines, and Vancouver. Episodes will begin to air in January 2022.
The project was originally developed to capture an oral history of the game of lacrosse, from the diverse perspectives of players, coaches, and administrators.
“The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is very proud to continue with this third season for the ‘Video Lacrosse Library and Lacrosse Talks’ project,” said Burke.
“The design and development of this project allows the Foundation to meet one of its major purposes: to advance the public understanding of the role of Lacrosse in the history and cultural development of Canada. Through this project and working with the various Lacrosse Halls of Fame, we will be able to preserve these presentations for future generations,” he said.
Interested fans of the game can find the video and audio releases at:
Podcast episodes will also be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and iHeart Radio.
For more information, please contact:
Canadian Lacrosse Foundation