The Weyburn Lacrosse Association will be welcoming lacrosse teams from around southern Saskatchewan next weekend for a three-day tournament at Crescent Point Place and the Tom Zandee Sports Arena.

President Staci Labrecque said it'll kick off on June 21st and go until Sunday the 23rd, and it's free to attend.

"We're inviting the community to please come out, free of charge, to take in a few lacrosse games. We're really looking forward to the opportunity. There will be 23 lacrosse teams competing between the U-11 and U-17 divisions, and these teams are from Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Regina, and Weyburn, so our city will be exploding with lacrosse players," she shared. 

Labrecque said, as the event opens on National Indigenous Peoples Day, they are excited to have the opportunity to honour our First Nations and Metis peoples. 

"The Eagle Claw drum group will be performing at 2:20 p.m. on June 21st at the CPP arena. We're also going to have lots of other fun things going on like a 50/50 raffle table, the [Weyburn Public] Library is going to be coming out on the 21st from noon to 4:00 p.m., and they're going to do some arts and crafts there, and of course, honouring the theme of the day, the National Indigenous Peoples Day. So their crafts will be surrounding that."

She said Weyburn Lacrosse has never undertaken such a big event. 

"So we're thrilled to be hosting it in our community," she noted. "Amongst the 23 teams, there's going to be 38 games over three days. It's just a huge opportunity for our community to take in a few games, if they love the game, or if they've never seen it before, everyone's welcome to come and check it out."

"On behalf of the Weyburn Lacrosse Association, we'd like to give a huge shout-out to all of our volunteers amongst our parents, and our families, and our community, that are making this event a huge success. So thanks to all those folks donating their time."

Find the schedule for the event HERE.  

"It's the game we love, so it's a great way to celebrate and really finish off this season," Labrecque added. "After playoffs, the league season ends, and then we're going to be sending four teams to the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association House Provincial Tournament in Prince Albert. So those four teams will continue to practice for a week, and then they're off on July 3rd for that event. So just about done tying up for the season."

She said to stay tuned as they have lots of exciting information forthcoming as well.

Field Lacrosse registration is underway for late summer. Find more information about that HERE.