Bobby Al­lan to speak at On­tario Lacrosse Hall of Fame event

The Peterborough Examiner - - Sports - EX­AM­INER STAFF

Peter­bor­ough and Cana­dian Lacrosse Hall of Famer Bobby Al­lan will be one of two guest speak­ers at the Cana­dian Lacrosse Foun­da­tion’s in­au­gu­ral Lacrosse Talks at the On­tario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in St. Catharines on Oct. 27.

The for­mat will see Al­lan in­ter­viewed by fel­low Hall of Famer and Ex­am­iner colum­nist Don Bar­rie. The dis­cus­sion will be filmed for a we­b­cast to be streamed start­ing Nov. 1.

Al­lan was a star player, coach, builder of the game and 1974 Cana­dian Lacrosse

Hall of Fame

In­ductee. He will talk about his in­volve­ment from the 1950s un­til now with sto­ries about Mann Cups, World Cham­pi­onships and pro leagues.

In 2017 he was also in­ducted into the On­tario Sports Hall of Fame.

Lacrosse his­to­rian and au­thor Prof. Don­ald Fisher from Ni­a­gara County Com­mu­nity Col­lege will talk about the tra­di­tional game prior to the 1860s and the mod­ern game in the 1860s, 1930s, 1960s and now. Fisher is the au­thor of the his­tor­i­cal tome Lacrosse — A His­tory of the Game.

“The Cana­dian Lacrosse Foun­da­tion is pleased to work closely with the On­tario Lacrosse Hall of Fame to help with the Lacrosse Talks pro­ject,” stated CLF chair­man Jim Burke.

“We think that hold­ing these talks and video­tap­ing them will pro­vide in­ter­ested lacrosse fans and the pub­lic with in­sight into the game of lacrosse as it has been played up to this date. As the years go by, new in­di­vid­u­als, par­tic­i­pants and fans, will be able to re­view this ma­te­rial in a video for­mat and the sto­ries will be around for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

“The On­tario Lacrosse Hall of Fame is very ex­cited to host this event dur­ing its 20th year of op­er­a­tion,” stated OLHoF rep­re­sen­ta­tive Paul Gilkin­son stated. The ses­sion helps con­tinue the ef­forts of the Hall of Fame to rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate the his­tor­i­cal, cul­tural and ath­letic con­tri­bu­tions within the On­tario lacrosse com­mu­nity.

While at the event, at­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to visit the Hall to see three new ex­hibits rec­og­niz­ing the Mann Cup Peter­bor­ough Tim­ber­men, the Minto Cup Oshawa Green Gaels and the Founders Cup Six Na­tions Rebels cham­pi­onship teams.

Lim­ited seat­ing is avail­able to at­tend Lacrosse Talks.

The hall is lo­cated at the St. Catharines Mu­seum and Wel­land Canals Cen­tre at Lock 3 of the Wel­land Canal on the Wel­land Canals Park­way.

To RSVP contact Gilkin­son at paul­vgilkin­son@gmail.com. The event is free, how­ever a $10 do­na­tion to the On­tario Lacrosse Hall of Fame is sug­gested.

Bobby Al­lan

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