Lacrosse in Oakville - A Game Older Than Canada.
Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports still being played in the world today.
It originated with the native tribes of the north american continent and was one of the main attractions at pow-wows when tribes from all over would gather to partake in food, fellowship and festivities.
Strong, agile native men and boys learned to be skilled lacrosse players from the time they were little tykes.
It is believed that lacrosse originated in the 12th century amongst the Iroquois and Huron tribes.
1000s of men would play lacrosse on fields miles long and a game could go on for days.
It was known as the 'creator's game' and had a deep spiritual component in which warriors prepared themselves for war and each player was very proud to be representing their clan.
Lacrosse was also played to heal the sick and to resolve conflicts.
Oakville Lacrosse Registration begins on Saturday, February 6th from 1pm - 5pm at the Oakville Arena, 133 Rebecca Street, Oakville.
The Early Bird Registration Rate is:
Peanuts - $100
Tyke and Older - $200
Regular Registration takes place on February 24th from 6:30pm - 9pm and will cost:
Peanuts - $120
Tyke and Older - $220
Please bring a Birth Certificate for all New Registrations.
For more information on Lacrosse in Oakville, visit the website www.oakvillelacrosse.com.