Early in 1963, a group of lacrosse enthusiasts in New Westminster decided that, with the historical background the Royal City in the National game, it would be an appropriate location for a Canadian lacrosse Hall of Fame. With the blessing of the New Westminster City Council, the interested parties applied to the Canadian Lacrosse Association for a charter.
Lacrosse, together with hockey, shares recognition as one of Canada's two official National sports. It's origins date back hundreds of years. Lacrosse has had lasting influence on the culture of the province of Ontario. Ontario has, by far, the largest and most active number of registered participants of an organized lacrosse body in Canada. Even though there is a Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the number of annual Inductees is limited by a quota and thus there are many deserving of recognition who will never be inducted.
The need for the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum is not limited to having a place to recognize Ontario lacrosse greats. There is a need to recognize, display and educate Ontario residents and all our visitors to the historical, cultural and athletic influences Lacrosse has had in Ontario.
In 1992, a core group of recognized and dedicated Ontario lacrosse people initiated the development of the Hall of Fame & Museum. With the support of the Ontario Lacrosse Association and whole hearted backing of the Ontario Lacrosse Community, a Hall of Fame Steering Committee was formed. The ultimate goal of this group was the creation of a permanent facility to house the Hall of Fame and Museum.
|Jack McDonald||1966||Builder & Charter|
|Archie Dixion||1966||Box Player|
|Charles "Chuck Rowan||1966||Builder|
|Charles Davidson||1967||Box Player|
|Gordon Gair||1969||Box Player|
|Blain "Red" McDonald||1970||Box Player|
|Don "Scotty" McPhail||1973||Box Player|
|Walter Joe Murphy||1975||Box Player|
|Ken Dixion||1976||Box Player|
|Geordy Johnston||1978||Box Player|
|Jack Gair||1979||Box Player|
|Dave "Porky" Russell||1995||Box Player|
|Lloyd "Mickey" McDonald||1997|