Lacrosse: A Truly Canadian Sport @ Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame
April 2019 to October 2019
Next to hockey, there is perhaps no sport that better defines Canada than lacrosse. This official Canadian summer sport traces its roots to many First Nations communities. Like many people across the country, Coquitlam residents were lacrosse hungry. During the 1920s and 1930s, residents provided fields for their own teams, including present day Mackin Park. Today the name Adanac, or Canada spelled backwards, is synonymous with sport in Coquitlam. In 2018, Coquitlam lost one of its greatest lacrosse supporters, Les Wingrove. Join us as we honour his passion for this Canadian sport and explore its influence across Canada, in BC and in Coquitlam.