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JAMBOREE 2012                                                  Journalist: Myriam Sainson

jamboree 2012 photo 1The Jamboree 2012 took place at the Robert Baker Arena (190 rue Kennedy, East Angus, on Saturday April 21 – a friendly lacrosse tournament, organized by the Québécois Circuit of Senior Lacrosse, in collaboration with ‘Le Wolfs (East Angus)’. Participating teams included the Patriots (Longueuil), les Éclairs (Shawinigan), l’Extrême (Sherbrooke), les Memphrés (Magog), les Aigles (Windsor). The East Angus team Le Wolfs, under the leadership of Michael and Cédérick Ménard (owners of the team), with Francis Larquin, Etienne Duplessis, Sebastien Ferland, Patrick Turgeon, goalie Nicolas Pouliot and Marc-Andre Brisso-Laurin demonstrated pride in their expections… for a team which was formed only one year ago.jambore 2012 photo 2

Officials attending included Federal Deputy Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead) and East Angus Mayor Robert G. Roy as the skills competitions began, following words of encouragement from these leaders. For an ancient sport originally initiated by Amerindians, lacrosse has become the symbol for a sport which is becoming increasingly more popular in North America, with both female and male teams continuing to be created, for the pleasure of these amateurs…

The skills competitions included the fastest runner, the most precise and fastest throw, the best goaler and the best striker. For the trial period, players had 45 seconds to make a successful precision throw. Around 2 p.m., it was time for the All-Stars - team CQCS VS and team Combat Sport. The local team made up of players from East Angus, Longueuil and Sherbrooke beat the team of visitors – players from Windsor, Magog and Shawinigan, with a jamboree 2012 photo 3result of 18-7.

Cédérick Ménard, from East Angus, won the fumble competition. Étienne Duplessis (East Angus) was attributed with the most extreme throw - shooting at 98 miles per hour. The fastest runner was Alex Hamel (Longueuil) - with a time lower than 5 seconds, for the length of the skating rink. Sylvain Perreault (Magog)’s throw was deemed the most precise. The day’s events finished with a Gala Supper of Champions.

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jamboree 2012 photo 4Photo 1: The players arrive on the skating rink

Photo 2: Shootings of preliminaries

Photo 3: The stick, symbol of this very old sport…

Photo 4: ‘The Wolfs’ team prepares for the tournament, on the directives of Michael Ménard

Photo credits: Myriam Sainson

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