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Peterborough Historical Society February 2023 Lecture (Virtual): “The History of Lacrosse in Peterborough”

February 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

NOTE: THE FEBRUARY SPEAKER EVENT WILL BE VIRTUAL ON ZOOM. The speaker schedule remains on the third Tuesday of the month; January, February, March and May at 7:30 p.m. A question and answer period will follow the speaker’s presentation. Attendees will be provided with the Zoom link to join meetings when they register by email to the email address provided.

“The History of Lacrosse in Peterborough”
Don Barrie

Peterborough has a long and intimate connection with lacrosse. The first lacrosse game was played in Peterborough in 1872. In 1892 the Daily Examiner gave a history of the origins of lacrosse, noting the formation of the Montreal la Crosse [sic] Club in 1860 (actually 1856) followed shortly after with the National La Crosse Association of Canada. The Examiner article noted the “retirement” of Joe Phelan who was a prominent player and executive member of the Peterborough Lacrosse Club for many years. In acknowledging his contribution, club president W.E. Lech noted Phelan’s “untiring services in promoting the interests of the national game.” Don Barrie, the author of Lacrosse the Peterborough Way, will present his extensive research on what he describes as “Peterborough’s winningest sport.”

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register to attend by sending an email note to with “Lacrosse” in the subject line.


February 21, 2023
7:30 pm




Peterborough Historical Society
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