CLA Board Accepts Resignation of Three National Team Program Volunteers

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association’s Board of Directors have accepted the resignation of three members of its National Team Program – Dean French, Chairman; Dave Huntley, Director, Men’s Field Lacrosse; and Johnny Mouradian, Director, Box Lacrosse – effective immediately.

These individuals tendered their resignation to the Board in writing on October 22, 2017, and the decision to accept it was made during the Board’s meeting on November 17, 2017.

“We would like to sincerely thank Dean, Dave and Johnny for the time and energy they have given to the National Team Program over the years,” said Joey Harris, President, Canadian Lacrosse Association. “The international success on the floor and the field was due in no small part to the leadership of these individuals.”

Positive results on the playing field are one of many priorities that a National Team Program must focus on to be deemed successful.

“As the governing body for all aspects of the sport of lacrosse in Canada, we have determined that to enhance lacrosse in our country we needed to create a model that better integrates our National Team Program with all other aspects of our sport,” stated Harris.

Off the playing field is where the CLA and this group disagreed and the differences are irreconcilable.

“We will take this as an opportunity to enhance the National Team Program, building off the elements that are already in place, to ensure that we meet our Sport Canada funding criteria and remain fiscally transparent and responsible to our members,” added Harris.

All inquiries or requests for comment on this matter should be directed to Joey Harris, President, Canadian Lacrosse Association.

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association

Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 80,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners – New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, Westjet, and Baron Rings – as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tartan Terrors Christmas

Welcome to a Tartan Terror Christmas! The Christmas show is a mix of Celtic and Classic Christmas, as well as wonderful Hogmanay tunes to round out the evening. The show will be filled with many moments that warm the heart and make you laugh with friends and family.

Members of the Tartan Terrors have performed on four different continents; in some of the most prestigious Festivals, Highland Games and Theatres of North America including; Lone Tree Center for the Arts, CO, Mauch Chunk Opera House, PA, First Ontario PAC, ON, Dublin Irish Festival Dublin, OH, Newport Celtic Rock Festival, Newport, RI, Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival, IL, and numerous television and radio appearances including Good Morning America. Join the phenomenon of the Tartan Terrors and see why Celtic Beat Magazine hails them as “the heirs apparent to the [Celtic] mayhem”.

Tickets for Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm are currently still available.  The show takes place in the RBC Theatre at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre.

MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program for Food Banks to Become Permanent

Today, General Committee directed staff to continue the MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program with Mississauga food banks permanently.

Initially, the pilot program began in November 2016 with six food banks. In May, it was expanded to include all 18 of Mississauga’s food banks and is currently set to conclude on December 31, 2017.

“This program allows Mississauga food banks to purchase MiWay tickets at a 50 per cent discount with the City picking up the remainder of the cost,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “It is helping provide affordable transit options for those that rely on transit to pick up their groceries and access other services.”

To date, four of the 18 designated Mississauga food bank locations have purchased discounted MiWay tickets with the City’s portion of the pilot program costing $7,500. For 2018, the projected cost of the program is $20,000.

The continuation of the program will receive final approval during the November 22 meeting of Council. For more information, call MiWay’s Customer Service at 905-615-3636 (INFO).

Award Received by City’s Employer Brand Story

On November 2, the City of Mississauga’s Employer Brand Story received a bronze award at the Transform Awards North America 2017 in New York City. The Employer Story is an assortment of authentically aligned messages focused on the unique perspectives of current and potential employees. It won Best Use of Copy Style/Tone of Voice.

“Innovative and successful brands today are not only admired for their brand reputations but for their reputations as desirable employers,” said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “The City is in an enviable position of having both a strong brand and strong employer story making it an attractive organization for current and potential employees.”
The Employer Story campaign guided the creation of new recruitment campaigns, internal staff communications and staff programs.

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1st Annual Boots & Toques 5KM Walk for Heart Raises $15,000

In support of Cardiac Care at Trillium Health Partners

MISSISSAUGA – (November 10, 2017) – Tomorrow’s Community of Hope (TCOH) Foundation is pleased to announce that the 1st Annual Boots & Toques 5KM Walk for Heart, sponsored by Rabba Fine Foods, raised $15,000 in support of Cardiac Care at Trillium Health Partners (THP) bringing its total to $113,000 in just 5 years. Over 120 participants came out to walk the Queensway Trail at night making it a spectacular sight to see in the community.

“We’re proud to partner with community organizations like Tomorrow’s Community of Hope Foundation in support of advancing our hospital’s cardiac health program,” comments Steve Hoscheit, President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation. “Each year, Trillium Health Partners cares for 9,000 cardiac patients, performs more than 1,250 surgeries yearly and conducts more coronary artery unblocking procedures than any other hospital in Ontario. And when minutes are all our patient have, our community’s support makes every second count. Thank you to everyone who’s helping to support this Walk.”

Walkers of all ages, and their pets too, walked the 5KM night along the multi-use Queensway Trail from Huron Park Community Centre to the Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga site (Confederation Parkway stoplight) and back.  Wearing flashing arm bands and LED red toques, the participants were greeted with hellos from patients and medical staff through windows at the hospital at the midway point before returning while passersby’s were honking in support!

“Participating in these types of events is an important part of our DNA and vision for the communities in which we work and live,” says Jack Rabba, CEO, Rabba Fine Foods. “Trillium Health Partners serves millions of people each year and that includes members of our staff, customers and neighbours. We’re committed to doing whatever we can to participate in the cause.”

Event Photos/video’s can be found at

“We are thankful to all that came out to support our first walk.  It was a cool chilly night but the participants were excited and raring to go,” said John Mancini, President, Tomorrow’s Community of Hope Foundation.  “And we would like to thank Rabba Fine Foods and all our sponsors for their support.  We are looking forward to 2018 and already have some additional ideas to add to the event to make it bigger and better,” he added.

TCOH is already planning the 2018 walk with expansion ideas.  If interested in volunteering, sponsoring or being involved in some way, please contact