News and Announcements
The Campbell River Minor Lacrosse Association is proud to announce Philip Kountouris as our new President!
Philip comes to us from St. Catharines, Ontario and brings over 25 years of lacrosse knowledge and experience to our organization.
Philip’s playing resume includes; University Lacrosse (Trent University), National Team Experience (Greek National Team), NLL Combine Invite (2011) and a 4 Year Junior Career (Mississauga Jr A, Mississauga Jr B & Welland Jr B).
As an executive, Philip has served on the Board for Niagara West Tourism, Pelham Minor Lacrosse, the Ontario Entertainment Hall of Fame and Niagara Greek Community Festival in varying capacities.
Additionally, Philip has coached for Pelham Minor Lacrosse over three (3) seasons, resulting in a Provincial Silver Medal and three (3) Tournament Gold Medals.
Kountouris stated, " Lacrosse has given me more than I could ever give back to the game. My goal is to further develop the game in Campbell River and give back to the community that has welcomed me with open arms. As President of the Minor Association, I will continue to develop our young athletes to be the best lacrosse players they can be, both on and off the floor."
Philip will also serve as the Head Coach of our Jr. B lacrosse team for the 2021 season.
Like every year we need to have coaches! If you are interested in coaching a team please
Please make the subject : Coaching application
Please include if you have a child playing, what division you’d like to coach, if you’d like to head coach or assist, ￼if there is any day of the week you are not available for practices.
The 2021 season registration is open.
Get your registration in quickly to avoid disappointment. Teams will be capped at 20. Once a division hits 20 players CRMLA will start waitlisting.
CRMLA is still looking for volunteers to fill positions.
If you or someone you know can spare a little time and make one monthly meeting we would appreciate the help.
Secretary, make one monthly meeting and take the minutes. To email the minutes and agenda to president or Vice President before the monthly meeting. Arrange rental of room for the meeting or during Covid times set up the online meeting.
Head manager, make one monthly meeting. To organize, oversee and support the managers for the teams.
President, to over see the daily operations of crmla. To run monthly meetings and attend monthly island meeting held in ladysmith or by zoom.
There a few other potions that also need to be filled. If you have any questions please feel free to message CRMLA or email Justine at email@example.com
Traditionally, May is when we are busy with lacrosse activities and spending countless hours at arenas and boxes enjoying our great sport. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the everyday lives of many and forced regular activities to be put on hold. Our members have shown resolve and patience throughout and have asked many questions about a return to activity and the feasibility of the box lacrosse season.
We continue to stress that when we do return to activity, the health and safety for all participants in the BC Lacrosse community is paramount and this is central to all of our decisions around COVID-19. All involved in our sport must take direction from the appropriate health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health. When we return to activity, the 2-meter physical distancing measure is still in place, there will be hygiene restrictions, and there will be no competition given the 2-meter distancing rule. Any return to activity will be based on drills and skill development activities.
The BCLA Minor Box Lacrosse Provincials are the pinnacle of competitions for many young lacrosse athletes. These events bring families, friends and teammates together creating memorable moments. In the current COVID-19 conditions we are experiencing, it is a challenge to plan for large events that entails travel and large gatherings of people. The BCLA Board of Directors regrets to inform you that the 2020 BCLA Minor Box Lacrosse Provincial Championships are cancelled this summer.
We thank all the host communities for stepping up to host a Provincial tournament and we commend all volunteers who have spent countless hours planning these events. Your hard work does not go unnoticed and we thank you for your efforts. The Minor Directorate will advise plans of future Provincial Championships and their locations.
It is appropriate for all Minor Box Commissions to inform their associations that there will not be box lacrosse league play in 2020. Minor Associations are urged to formulate financially prudent refund policies based on the financial situations of them and their members, if they have not already done so.
The BCLA Return to Lacrosse Activity Committee continues to shape these guidelines. The landscape of return to activity/play continues to evolve. We will formulate these guidelines so we can safely deliver lacrosse programming while keeping within the BC Health Authority, the Sport Branch, viaSport and other government regulatory agencies as communication and updates continue. We await the viaSport sector guidelines for our return to activity guidelines.
The BCLA Board, Directorates, and Technical Support Groups continue with contingency planning through this process and our associations/leagues/clubs have worked diligently keeping their members informed. We will continue to communicate with the lacrosse community to update you as information becomes available. We are counting on our community leaders to remain strong through this trying time.
Thank you for your patience.
If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Lacrosse,
Gerry Van Beek, BCLA President