SIX NATIONS – There will be lots to do around Six Nations over the Christmas holiday. The Ontario Lacrosse Association and the Wounded Warrior Project have teamed up for a two-day exhibition tournament hosted at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations.
The inaugural Wounded Warrior Jr. A pre-season lacrosse tournament kicks off Monday Dec. 29th and runs through to Dec. 30th at the ILA. Opening ceremonies begin at noon on the 29th, and closing ceremonies begin at 3 pm . on the 30th. The games will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday.
“The purpose of this event is to benefit our proud veterans of the Canadian Military through the great sport of the ‘Little brother of War’: Canada’s national summer game of lacrosse,” says event organizer Todd Stewart.
Admission to the event will be free, and donations to Wounded Warrior will be available at a booth set up inside the arena, along with a raffle for an assortment of lacrosse equipment (proceeds of which will go towards the charity). Of course, any and all donations are encouraged.
Jr. A teams competing include the Barrie Lakeshores, Burlington Chiefs, Orangeville Northmen, St Catharines Athletics and Six Nations Arrows Express in what is hoped to be an annual event to help Canada’s war vets injured in battle and to honour their sacrifice.
Game #1 will begin Monday at 10 a.m., featuring St. Catharines versus Barrie, followed at 11:15 by Burlington versus Orangeville, setting up for the Opening Ceremonies shortly after noon.
Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Six Nations will face St. Catharines before Orangeville and Barrie face-off at 2:10. At 3:20, St. Kitts and Orangeville go at it. After the supper break, the Arrows Express will play Orangeville beginning at 4:30 p.m., while Barrie takes on Burlington at 5:45.
On Tuesday, Dec 30th, the day will begin with Six Nations and Burlington at 10 a.m., followed by Orangeville versus St. Catharines at 11:15. The Arrows take on Barrie at 12:30. St Catharines and Burlington will lock horns at 1:45 with closing ceremonies following.
For more information about the Wounded Warrior project go to their website at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org