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Islanders hosting day of lacrosse for NIPD

Proceeds from lacrosse day to support I-Sparc
The Delta Islanders will be holding a silent auction for these jerseys that players will wear during their game on June 22 - part of a day long celebration of lacrosse for National Indigenous Peoples Day. Photo courtesy Delta Islanders

The Delta Islanders are proud to host their third annual lacrosse day to honour National Indigenous Peoples Day.

On Saturday, June 22, at the Ladner Leisure Centre, the lacrosse association will host three games with all proceeds from the gate and a jersey raffle going to support I-Sparc (Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council). I-Sparc helps remove barriers allowing Indigenous athletes the ability to play sports.

There will also be an event day barbecue as well as two performances from the Wild Mocassin Dancers.

“I-Sparc is such a great fit in terms of what we offer the community in terms of playing lacrosse and what they offer in terms of helping Indigenous athletes play the games,” said Islanders club president Matt Hoegg. “It’s a real cool connection with I-Sparc. We have designed a special jersey that the players will wear, and we will do a silent auction that night and all the proceeds from the auction as well as the gate.”

The JB2 Islanders will host North Shore at 2 p.m., the JB1 Islanders will host Maple Ridge at 5 p.m. and the day wraps up at 8 p.m. when the Junior ‘A’ Islanders will host New West.

“For us it’s just a great chance to be involved in the community, celebrate Indigenous culture, especially with the connection to lacrosse. It’s just a great day for us,” he said.