Cultural Roots of Lacrosse and the Values of Stick Making

June 16, 17 and 21, 2022

June 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (This date is full)
BGC Niagara – EJ Freeland Centre, 1555 Garrison Road, Fort Erie
Please meet in the front foyer.

June 17, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (This date is full)
Montebello Park, 64 Ontario Street, St. Catharines

June 21, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (This date is full)
Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill

Brought to you by Fuse Lacrosse.

Fuse Lacrosse

Fuse LC is supported by our experienced instructors who offer guidance by exemplifying our core values: Tradition, Respect, Leadership, Perseverance and Integrity.

FUSE Lacrosse is an Indigenous owned partnership. The owners, Seth “Blue” Hill, Cassidy Doxtator and Jace Sowden, are all Haudenosaunee or Status Indigenous People. The owners are former lacrosse players with an extensive playing and coaching background. Our instructors and mentors are carefully selected to reflect the core values of FUSE Lacrosse.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Cultural Roots of Lacrosse event where attendees learn the cultural history and current application of Canada’s National Sport, through Knowing and playing activities.

These events are scheduled to take place outdoors, but with an indoor location as back-up if needed. Attendees are to wear running shoes and bring a bottle of water (re-useable) for themselves. All Lacrosse items for participating in the event will be provided.”

Please register for free here:
Your name, address and contact information will not be shared and is used to maintain the security of the event space by knowing who is on site at a given time, as well as have easy access to contact info, should an emergency arise.

WHAT?
We offer lacrosse workshops and clinics in the Niagara and surrounding communities. Our workshops focus on the traditional teachings of lacrosse and acknowledging its traditional roots as the creator’s game and medicine game from the Haudenosaunee perspective.

HOW?
Through our active discussions in the workshop we engage in meaningful dialogue that creates a space of mutual understanding. In terms of reconciliation we are taking ACTION. Our interactive workshop allows the participants an opportunity to express themselves through lacrosse. We are committed to creating an environment that encourages conversation that builds understanding of Indigenous history and growing the game of lacrosse. We are Indigenous voices creating a safe space to learn.

FUSE LC is guided through the games traditional roots and our core values: Tradition, Respect, Leadership, Perseverance and Integrity.

Spirit of the Game: Participating in Lacrosse for the love of the game, with the pure intention of playing hard while nurturing a good mind, is pursing the spirit of the game.

Respect: To act in a way that shows you are aware of and fully value the participants, rules and spirit of the game. This means you hold the sports traditions in the highest standards.

Leadership: To act in a way that motivates others, which maximizes the effort, towards achieving a common goal. Leadership takes many forms and Lacrosse allows you to express and develop leadership qualities.

Perseverance: To act in a way that expresses an effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. When youth are supported, they develop confidence, embrace uncomfortable situations, and face challenges head on.

Integrity: To serve the game well means that you act with honesty and sincerity on and off the field.

Tradition: The handing down of information, beliefs, or customs from one generation to the next. Tradition invites you to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Tradition is rooted in the culture of lacrosse and the characters of those who participate. You have a duty to share the history of the sport as a means of continued connection, enjoyment and honouring the game for the next generation.