Notable (person, organization,event):
St Regis Lacrosse Team 1867
from the Musee McCord:
The elite - mainly men of British origin - played an important role in the spread of urban leisure. These newcomers to Canada introduced a variety of pastimes and sports that would establish their traditional way of life in the colonial cities. They adapted their recreation to the North American context, however, and even borrowed games from the local Natives. Lacrosse, long part of the Algonquin and Iroquois cultures, was initially regarded as a game for "the Savages", but in the 1850s, the British elite adopted it as a competition sport.
Bruce Kidd, The Struggle for Canadian Sports (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1996), pp.14-15.