Vancouver Killarney Minor Lacrosse

Welcome to Vancouver Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association

The Vancouver Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association (VKMLA) is the governing body responsible for overseeing youth lacrosse in Vancouver.

The Vancouver Burrards Box Lacrosse season runs from March to July, and the Vancouver Field Lacrosse season runs from August to February.

What's Happening Now!

RBC Sports Day - 2014

Come celebrate Vancouver Lacrosse at the RBC Sports Day, for Field Lacrosse. Enjoy treats, mingle with parents & players, and watch some lacrosse at this years celebration.

See you and your family on Saturday, November 29 @ Vancouver Technical School turf from 6 to 9pm!

Join the Fun and Raise Funds for New Jerseys!

$50 for a booklet of 6 paintball passes at Richmond Indoor Paintball.

Please contact Cecile at vp4@vancouverlacrosse.com to order!


Usher in the New Year with Vancouver Stealth Tickets!

Group tickets available for Vancouver Stealth's home opener game vs Toronto Rocks, Saturday - January 10, 2015 7PM @ the Langley Events Centre.  $23/ticket for special seating in the 2010 Lounge!  Limited quantities.

Reserve your tickets today through Regina!


AGM Report - October 29, 2014

The Vancouver Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association is proud to announce new executive for the year 2014-2015:

Congratulations to all!

We would also like to take the time to say a big THANK YOU to departing members.  Vancouver Lacrosse has been very fortunate to have had such dedicated Board Members over the years.

  • Carlo Nichini - Past President & Head Referee,
    We look forward to your continued support.
  • Robert Pearsall - Vice President of Player Development,
    You are a great inspiration to the sport of lacrosse.
  • Nicole Ferrie - Secretary/Scheduler,
    You especially will be sorely missed.
  • Kinga Hipp -  Tournament Chair,
    The Sid Dann Tournament will not be the same without you.


VKMLA Awards Night

The following awards are presented each year at the VKMLA October AGM. Nominations are solicited each September from the membership. At the October Executive Meeting the nominations are tallied, evaluated, and approved by the Executive. Any Executive member who has a child or is nominated for an award does not vote on that award.

Congratulations to all past and present winners!

2014 Award Winners

Phillip Gawdin Memorial Trophy - Sportsmanship Award for fairness, self-control, courage, persistence and sense of respect and fellowship with teammates and competitors alike.  

2014 - Cole Seto

Wayne Osborne Memorial Trophy - Presented for Dedication and Inspiration to the game of Lacrosse.

2014 - Michael O'Connor

Stuart Burke Merit Award - Jr. Referee of the Year

2014 - Kieran Hopkins

VKMLA - SR. Referee of the Year

2014 - Riley Lo

VKMLA - Earl Hill Merit Award - Presented to the Graduating Midget Player who best exemplifies leadership and contribution to the game of Lacrosse.

2014 - Ducati Gedge

VKMLA - Coach of the Year

2014 - James Esworthy - PeeWee A2

Kuo-Ming Wong Merit Award (1934-1984) - In honour for his service promoting youthsport In the Killarney Community Centre - Volunteer of the Year

2014 - Julie & Mac Ginther

Sid Dann Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Goalie

2014 - Griffin Calvert - Bantam

Bob Johnston Memorial Award for Executive of the Year - Candidates are selected from the current year’s Executive ranks of the VKMLA and will be judged on their accomplishments toward fostering and promoting the game, improving the image and stature of lacrosse in Vancouver.

2014 - Regina Villanueva

Lorraine & Terry Kurtsiuk Award for Manager of the Year - New Award - description to come

2014 - Nicole Ferrie

BCLA Awards & Recognition

The following awards are presented at the BCLA AGM in the 2nd weekend in October. Nominations generally through the President and have to be into the BCLA by the end of August.

President’s Award - BCLA Presidents’ Awards promotes and celebrates the spirit of volunteerism by annually giving BCLA organizations an opportunity to acknowledge and thank an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to lacrosse within their organization. The individual is chosen by the President and this person and represents their local community senior league or minor box/youth field association.

2014 - Rick Mainman

2014 - Regina Villanueva

Ruth Seward Merit Award - Recognising involvement by an individual.

2014 - Michael O'Connor

BC Summer Games - Fun had by all on Vancouver Island     

Zone 5 Box and field lacrosse teams from the 2014 summer Games.
2014 BC Summer Games - Zone 5 Box Team

Both teams coached by Vancouver coaches and the majority of players from the Burrards as well.  Next summer games in Abbotsford 2016. 

2014 BC Summer Games - Zone 5 Field Team


Box Lacrosse Season Recap

The box season is now over.  Congratulations to every player! Well done! Thank you also to all the parents and volunteers who helped make this another great lacrosse season in Vancouver. Season recap is available on the box page. 

It's a Silver for Midget B!

Congratulations to Vancouver's
Midget B team who took 2nd place at Provincials in Campbell River, July 23rd to the 27th, 2014.

They fought hard, winning 4 out of 5 games, in the end losing in overtime to Burnaby.


LMMLC League Champions!

and, congratulations to Midget B and Novice A2 for coming first in their respective divisions!

Volunteer Positions Open

Bingo Volunteers

The VKMLA receives gaming funds that are critical to the association's viability. In turn, we must supply volunteers to work short (3 hrs) shifts at Planet Bingo (2655 Main St, between 11th and 12th). Basically, volunteers just assist the "Planet Bingo" staff with simple duties. Our next dates for fulfilling our obligations are:

  • Friday January 16, 2015 - 6pm to 9pm
  • Saturday March 21, 2015 - 6pm to 9pm

If you can volunteer for one or more of these assignments, please contact the Bingo Coordinator for more information.


Message to Graduating Players

Life after Youth Lacrosse – if you are over 19 and want to join a team please link to the Canada West Field Lacrosse League Website.  There are many options for joining a team or playing when you can.  Alternately the Vancouver Barbarians mens team is actively seeking players and the coach Richard Minamimaye can be reached at rminamimaye@telus.net.

For more information, check out http://cwfll.teamopolis.com/league/default.aspx

Thank You

The VKMLA would like to thank
the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for its
Sports Hosting Grant Program and their support of lacrosse in Vancouver

Men's Lacrosse Schedule
This is Lacrosse

Graphic Response
Help Support our Association  
with a Corporate Sponsorship
Individual Donation

Last Updated: November 21st, 2014