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Founders Cup will showcase Orangeville

March 24, 2016   ·   0 Comments

As announced in the The Citizen announced last March, Orangeville will play host to the 2016 Canadian Junior B Lacrosse Championship Tournament in August of 2016.

This prestigious event will be contested over the course of seven days from Monday August 15 to Sunday August 21. As many as ten teams from across the country will compete for the coveted Founders’ Cup in what promises to be a fantastic event for participants and the community.

Event organizers have been hard at work for over a year planning what be certainly be an outstanding event in the community.

Committee Chair, Nicole Power-Codd, sees hosting the championship as an amazing opportunity to showcase the town and the hospitality provided by people in a smaller town like Orangeville.

The past two championships have been held in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2014) and Calgary, Alberta (2015).

While larger cities have a lot to offer, Orangeville is ready to show how small town charm and hospitality together with many amenities offered locally will impress visitors to the area.

At this time, over 150 rooms have been secured to accommodate players, officials, and visitors who will be travelling from as far away as British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia.

The phenomenal response from the community thus far has overwhelmed organizers with the Town of Orangeville fully accommodating the many requests put forth.

Tim Ursu from Ursu Signcraft designed the 2016 Founders’ Cup logo. The Orangeville Lions Club has stepped forward and offered to assist in putting on the Opening Night Banquet with support from the Orangeville Rotary Club. The County of Dufferin, Central Counties Tourism, and Bryan Adams from Synergy Roofing are all backing this endeavour along with over 20 additional businesses and service clubs.

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Kerri Dowdall at kerripresswood@hotmail.com.

As all of this is happening behind the scenes, the host team, the Orangeville Jr. B Northmen are set to begin tryouts under the tutelage of Head Coach Bruce Codd.

Selecting this year’s squad, who will receive an automatic berth in the tournament, will not be an easy task for the third year coach.

“Players from last year’s team are going to be pushed to hold their spots on our roster this season with all of the strong, skilled 17 year-olds we have moving up from the midget ranks. To me, that’s a good problem to have.” commented Codd.

For more information on the tournament, please visit: pointstreaksites.com/view/founderscup.

Written by Brian Lockhart

         

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