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The Legacy Of Owen Sound Lacrosse

By Fred Wallace

The sport of lacrosse has been played at almost every level through the years in the city of Owen Sound.

The lone exception, I'd think is the Junior A category.

Currently, Owen Sound fields both a Junior B club and a Senior entry in the OLA.

The Junior B program, as I understand it, grew out of the Junior C entry back in the late 1970's.

And prior to the year 2000, the Owen Sound Senior NorthStars often had interlocking games against Major Clubs from Brooklin, Peterborough & Brampton.

Plus, for decades Minor Lacrosse operated out of the old downtown arena and the now departed Coliseum, while in contemporary times Minor games go at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre and the Julie McArthur Regional Rec Centre.

Tonight the annual Owen Sound Minor Lacrosse Awards & Recognition Night will be staged at the Lumley-Bayshore .

To appreciate the historic link between today and the sport's past in Owen Sound look at the names on the awards to be handed out tonight;

- The Harry Kazarian MVP award
- The Cy Lemon Community and Sportsmanship award
- The Cubby Cruickshank MVP award,
- The Jeff Tait Dedication and Perseverance Award,
- The Donnie Campbell Award
- The Fred and Wendy Cathrae Volunteer of the year award
& the John Picket Memory Plaque,

Tonight is a night to conclude the current season of Minor Lacrosse in Owen Sound which also adds another year to the long history of the sport in the city.

I'm Fred Wallace

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