Onondaga Nation to host 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships for 1st time

first_img Published on April 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman For the first time ever, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships will be held in The Onondaga Nation.The event will take place at three venues in and around Syracuse from Sept. 18-27, including the War Memorial Arena, Onondaga Nation Arena and the Carrier Dome.“It will be our pleasure and our honor to have the game come home,” Onondaga Nation’s Oren Lyons said in a press conference in the Carrier Dome on Thursday evening. “Lacrosse is coming home in 2015.”The WIL Championship is held every four years and the 2015 tournament will include 13 nations: United States, Canada, Iroquois Nationals, Australia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.The opening game will take place at the War Memorial, round-robin games will be played at the Onondaga Nation Arena and the bronze- and gold-medal matches will at the Dome with a capacity of 28,000 fans.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn 2011, Canada took the gold medal, while the Iroquois Nationals finished second and the United States third.In addition to hosting the games, the Haudenosaunee will host a Cultural Festival on the Nation at Onondaga Nation Arena. Native dancers, musicians and artists from across North America will display their Nation’s values.“I would like to extend our best wishes and gratitude to the Haudenosaunee for hosting the FIL 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships,” FIL president Stan Cockerton said. “We are confident that hosting the 2015 WILC in Onondaga Nation and in Syracuse will result in an event that will set a benchmark for future events to aspire to.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Coomacka school bus inoperable, students stranded

first_imgResidents of Coomacka Mines and other areas in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), more so parents of school-age children are seeking the intervention of the relevant authorities to have the David ‘G’ school bus which was gifted to the community under the President’s 5Bs initiative up and running.According to concerned residents of the remote Mines areas, the bus has not been in operation since the beginning of the school term last month, and residents have not been informed about its whereabouts or of anything which might be associatedThe inoperable Coomacka school buswith it.As a result, they noted that it was difficult to send their children to school, given the fact that many students attended schools miles away at Linden and other areas and the cost for transportation was high.Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian, during the hosting of the most recent statutory meeting, noted that he was informed about the issue via complaints from residents.A resident of the community told Guyana Times that parents were frustrated by the situation. “… the parents of some schoolchildren are asking the whereabouts of the David ‘G’ school bus that is supposed to be traversing the Mines area to take children to and from school. Children are being kept at home due to their parents not being able to provide financially for them to be able to go to school.”“Education officials in the Region are not shedding any light about the issue with the bus and why it is not working. Residents need to be informed,” a resident stressed.Meanwhile, the Regional Chairman has asked Councillors and other officials to get involved to rectify the situation, as he pointed out that the Region’s  Department of Education was not previously informed of the issue.“I got complaints coming from Coomacka … the Department of Education wasn’t notified that the bus is not working,” he noted.last_img read more

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