Youth1st Lacrosse 2018-19 Annual Report

October 5, 2019

It has been another fantastic year teaching, coaching, officiating, playing, and celebrating Creator's Game as well as Canada's National Summer Sport - Lacrosse!

 

This game continues to give back in so many ways and we are ecstatic to see new growth throughout our province!

 

Some community highlights from this year include:

 

Peguis First Nation - Inaugural Field Lacrosse Program / Inaugural Box Lacrosse Game 

Brokenhead First Nation - Continued lacrosse development

Sandy Bay First Nation - Continued lacrosse development 

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre - Intro to lacrosse workshop for Physical Education teachers

Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council - Continued community development 

Winnipeg Indigenous Accord - All Partners Gathering / Accord Signing Ceremony

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce - New member

Jordan's Principle - Great Lakes lacrosse workshops (Thanks to Isaiah Kicknosway for teaching us the traditional game!)

The Pas - Continued lacrosse development

Long Plain First Nation - Continued lacrosse development / Lax Bash contenders

Portage La Prairie - Ecole Arthur Meighen School workshops / Lax Bash Champions!

Roseau River First Nation - Continued lacrosse development / Lax Bash contenders

Manito Ahbee Festival - Demonstration game

Seven Oaks School Division - Lacrosse Academy / Graduation Pow Wow - Lacrosse demonstration

University of Manitoba - Medicine Game Presentation

University of Winnipeg - Youth Summer Camp

Camp Brereton - Continued lacrosse development

Gladstone -  Introduction to lacrosse

Senior Men's Lacrosse NightTeam Manitoba Provincial Bantam Lacrosse Program  - Langley, British Columbia 

2020 North American Indigenous Games - Tryouts

Canada Day Lax Bash at The Forks National Historic Site with Parks Canada

World Indoor Box Lacrosse Championships - Langley, British Columbia

 

The Youth1st Lacrosse vision is too see sustainable lacrosse programs in all communities of Manitoba.

 

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) this year. This week we will be visiting York Landing for the first time along with nine other communities to follow which include: Dakota Plains First Nation, Fox Lake, Pinamootang , Lake Manitoba, Keeseekoowenin, Blood Vein, and Lake St. Martin. The goal will be to create a short documentary with MFNERC throughout our Manitoba voyages.    

 

Big thanks to all our friends, families, community members and organizations who have been so supportive over the past few years to get Youth1st Lacrosse up and running. Lacrosse is a team game and we couldn't have done it without you!

 

Our 2019 Lax Bash Sponsors:

 

Knowledge Bureau

Johnston Group

number TEN Architectural Group

Winnipeg Outfitters

Sports Xpress

University of Manitoba

Royal Bank of Canada

MASRC

Traditional Lacrosse

Seven Oaks School Division

Nativus Energy

Manitoba Blizzard Lacrosse

Calm Air

Community Safety Net

Red River College

Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame

City TV

 

A special thanks to Mel Whitesell, Dave Courrier and Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council, who have been with Youth1st Lacrosse since the beginning. Your continued support to grow lacrosse in Manitoba is truly appreciated.

 

Looking forward to getting back on the highway and meeting some new lax brothers and sisters.

 

Yours in lacrosse,

#5 Don Jacks