Youth Lacrosse Event In Canada
TORONTO — The Ontario Lacrosse Festival
returns to Whitby, Ontario with nearly 4,500 participants in 2007, the
fourth consecutive year of growth for Canada's largest youth lacrosse event.
Held at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre, the 10-day Festival features the
provincial championships of the Ontario Lacrosse Association in five age
divisions for 7-12 year-olds. The event also hosts the Pee Wee and Bantam
Lacrosse Championships of Canada, round-robin tournament competitions
between the best players from across Canada competing as provincial teams.
New to the Festival program in 2007 are three events of interest to players
and fans alike: expanded provincial championships in all-girls box lacrosse
age divisions of Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Intermediate; the addition of
the OLA Junior "A" All-Star Game and Awards Ceremony; and the introduction
of Festival Camps, a series of instructional skills clinics on-site during
Once again this year, the Paperweight Shootout (an eight-team showcase of
4-6 year-olds) goes on Tuesday, August 7th. Festival Opening Ceremonies take
place Sunday, August 5th at 4:00 PM.
In addition to our indoor tournament competition, a Festival Fun Zone is
on-site. Twenty-two commercial exhibitors will provide unique and engaging
opportunities for Festival fans.
Presenting Sponsors of the Ontario Lacrosse Festival are Gait, Harrow
Sports, Hyper Performance Apparel, STX, the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club and
"The Ontario Lacrosse Festival is a ten-day combination of healthy
competition and great fun for the entire family" said Ontario Lacrosse
Association President John Doherty.
"The OLA is once again pleased to partner with the Iroquois Park Sports
Centre to deliver first-class facilities for the excitement and drama of our
provincial championship tournaments. On behalf of the OLA, we extend an
invitation to everyone to join us at our annual celebration of the game".
The Ontario Lacrosse Festival
4,500 participants on 250 lacrosse
August 3rd - 12th, 2007
Iroquois Park Sport Centre, Whitby,
To declare eighteen national and
provincial youth lacrosse champions for 2007
Sunday, August 5th at 4:00 PM at
Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Whitby, Ontario