Com­mu­nity helped make U19 tour­na­ment a suc­cess

The Peterborough Examiner - - Opinion -

On be­half of the 2019 World Women’s U19 Cham­pi­onship Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee, we would like to of­fer our sin­cere thanks to the ci­ti­zens of Peter­bor­ough, who fully sup­ported our suc­cess­ful and ex­cit­ing in­ter­na­tional event. We were over­whelmed but not sur­prised by the num­ber of Peter­bor­ough ci­ti­zens who not only at­tended the games at Trent Univer­sity and Flem­ing Col­lege but also vol­un­teered their time dur­ing the event. The teams ap­pre­ci­ated your sup­port!

No event of this size is suc­cess­ful with­out the val­ued work of the many vol­un­teers who gave up their free time to help out dur­ing this 10-day event. More­over, the love and sup­port of our own Cana­dian team was im­pres­sive and un­for­get­table!

In ad­di­tion to many of the ci­ti­zens who vol­un­teered, there were also nu­mer­ous acts of kind­ness di­rected to­ward some of the world teams which needed sup­port — mainly Kenya and Ja­maica.

When th­ese teams needed sup­port, the car­ing people of Peter­bor­ough and Stoney Lake stepped up and do­nated, not only fi­nan­cially but with per­sonal items, as well. It was in­cred­i­ble to wit­ness th­ese car­ing acts of kind­ness, which sym­bol­ized our event — the com­ing to­gether of coun­tries.

In clos­ing, spe­cial thanks goes out to Flem­ing Col­lege, Trent Univer­sity and the city of Peter­bor­ough re­cre­ation depart­ment for be­ing ex­cel­lent hosts and pro­vid­ing out­stand­ing fa­cil­i­ties for more than 1,200 fe­male lacrosse play­ers and the teams they rep­re­sented. Fur­ther­more, we could not have or­ga­nized this large event with­out the fi­nan­cial sup­port from the city of Peter­bor­ough and the On­tario govern­ment. We are very grate­ful of your kind ges­ture!

Fi­nally, our deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thanks to our or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee. Your com­mit­ment, time and pas­sion ded­i­cated to this event was im­pres­sive and will never be for­got­ten. Fred Blowes and Ch­eryl MacNeill, cochairs, 2019 World Women’s U19 Lacrosse Cham­pi­onship

CLIF­FORD SKARSTEDT EX­AM­INER

Team Canada cel­e­brates a vic­tory over Eng­land dur­ing the 2019 World Women’s U19 Lacrosse Cham­pi­onship at Trent Univer­sity.

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