Canada Summer Games

Men’s and Women’s Box Lacrosse returns to the Canada Summer Games program after originally being on the program from 1969 - 1985, and will be featured at the 2022 Canada Games taking place in the Niagara Region from August 6 to 22, 2022.


Known as Tewaaraton and Baggataway by Indigenous communities, box lacrosse will be played on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples.


Consisting of over 5,000 athletes and coaches, the Games will welcome our nation’s next generation of national, international, and Olympic champions as the best young developing athletes from across the nation assemble to compete in Canada’s largest multi-sport event.


In addition, many of the costs such as travel and accommodation are paid for by the Government of Canada thereby reducing many cost barriers to our athletes, and creating a truly open opportunity.


Eligible Age Groups (By Birth Year)

17U Male




17U Female






The Government of Canada will provide up to $1.7 million in funding to include the sport of Box Lacrosse in the 2022 Canada Summer Games! This funding reduces the costs to athletes to both train and attend the Games.


Scheduling Information

Practices and training throughout the year will be held locally for athletes of specific regions along with central player camps that will take place in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary.



The Female program is led by Krista Lovse

The Male program is led by Philip Smyth.


For any questions or more information about this program please email