Inside and Outside the Box
2017 - Our Country and Our Game: The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse
The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration was a once-in-a-lifetime festival of activities that helped honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada's national summer sport, lacrosse. The celebrations took place June 16-18, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, a city where the traditional game practiced by First Nations was adapted into a modern sport in 1867.
You can now re-experience this historic weekend through 'Our Country and Our Game: The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse', a 30-minute video recap containing footage from the various events - a historical re-enactment that illustrated the transformation of lacrosse from a traditional game played by the First Nations to a formalized sport, a lecture series featuring prominent authors and academics, and a traveling exhibition of historical lacrosse artifacts and photos – along with interviews from various members of the lacrosse community.