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The Saanich Express Junior Lacrosse Club is holding a silent auction at our Beer & Burger Fundraiser that will take place at the Boondocks Pub Restaurant in Sidney on Sunday May 19th at 6:00pm. We are asking parents, friends and businesses in the Greater Victoria area if they could make a donation in the way of items, product, a service or cash. Your contribution will help make this fundraiser a success for our young athletes.

There is a large financial commitment required to operate our lacrosse club. We are part of the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League that competes from April until the middle of August. Teams consist of the Campbell River Ravens, Oceanside Sharks, Nanaimo Timbermen, Cowichan Thunder, Westshore Bears and the Saanich Express.

Our league mandates a set league registration fee to keep lacrosse affordable for every player. Gaming funds are another avenue to assist teams with their operation but unfortunately, the Express did not receive these funds this season.

Our revenue will be obtained through the moderate player registrations, jersey sponsorship, program sponsorship/advertising and gate receipts. If you or your business is willing to generously donate to the Express, please contact our Governor (Andrea Churchill – andreawentz@telus.net), Fundraising Coordinator (Christy Tytgat – dtytgat12@gmail.com) or General Manager (Tyson Leies – tysonleies@telus.net).

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

The Saanich Express Junior Lacrosse Club

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Saanich Express Training Camp

Posted by Saanich Express at Apr 1, 2019 12:43PM PDT

The Saanich Express would like to announce its final training camp dates and practice sessions before the Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League season begins.

The PNWJLL is still hoping for 5-6 teams in the league and all team Governors and Executive are working diligently towards that goal but it still awaits the fate of some players whom are still trying out for Junior A/B1 teams in Nanaimo and Victoria.

The Express Training Camp dates will be at the Panorama Recreation Center in North Saanich, Arena B. The times are as follows:

Saturday April 6th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday April 7th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday April 13th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday April 14th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday April 20th @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Sunday April 21st @ 7:30pm – 9:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Churchill or Tyson Leies from our contact page on this website.

Veterans Excited for 2019 PNWJLL

Posted by Saanich Express at Mar 15, 2019 9:39PM PDT
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The Saanich Express Executive have been working hard this past off-season planning and organizing for the 2019 PNWJLL, but what about the players? Since the beginning of February, many players have been working out in the gym and running a couple of times a week. Why you say? Regardless of tier, talent or expectation; players from Midget to Junior have been working out jointly so they can prepare for their upcoming Midget and Junior lacrosse seasons.

Returning 5th year Veteran players Jonny Harmsworth and Jorden Tytgat were recently interviewed as they prepare for Training Camp on Saturday March 16th. Read what they had to say about the upcoming season, the Express organization and their goals for their last Junior lacrosse league season.

Jonny Harmsworth

Question #1: How excited are you for the upcoming 2019 Jr. B lacrosse season?
I am very eager for the season to get started. Obviously, last year didn’t end the way we wanted both as a team and for me on a personal level, and I can’t wait to get back on the floor.

Question #2: What do you feel when you put on the Saanich Express jersey?
It’s a great feeling. It’s something new and exciting, and we’re really building towards something special with this organization. Being a part of the renamed inaugural team was a thrill, and it’s an honour to represent the Express every chance I get.

Question #3: If a potential player or parent asked you about your thoughts on the Saanich Express organization; how would you describe playing for them?
First class. Everything about this organization is top notch. Everything is made clear from the start, what’s expected from everyone on and off the floor, and it’s a great group who want to see the success of the team and each individual on it.

Question #4: What are your goals and expectations for this season?
I think we have a great shot at winning it all this year. With it being my last year of junior, it’d be nice to go out with some hardware, but overall I think we have a solid team and we’ll see how far we can go.


Jorden Tytgat

Question #1: How excited are you for the upcoming 2019 Jr. B lacrosse season?
I am extremely excited to play my final year of Junior lacrosse. I have really enjoyed conditioning sessions with the guys and can’t wait for lacrosse to get in to full swing.

Question #2: What do you feel when you put on the Saanich Express jersey?
I feel like I’m part of a family; a team that has great team culture and pride. I enjoyed playing minor lacrosse for the Saanich Tigers and moving up to the Junior Tigers but there was just something different about pulling the purple X over your head and looking in the mirror at the ghostly face peering out from the chest of my jersey. It was awesome!

Question #3: If a potential player or parent asked you about your thoughts on the Saanich Express organization; how would you describe playing for them?
I would confidently say “I feel honoured” to be part of the Express, it is truly something special. You are treated very well on and off the floor. What stands out for me is getting off work on a Wednesday evening and heading to Pearkes Arena to catch the bus for an 8pm game in Nanaimo. You get on the bus and have a bagged lunch and water waiting for you for the trip. Then after the game a pizza dinner is waiting for you when you load the bus for the ride home. It’s like we are all sons’ of the Organization.

Question #4: What are your goals and expectations for this season?
My goals are to be a leader for the rookies, put up points to help my team win games, and win Provincials. Each practice and game will be separate steps leading up to my goals. I would expect each of my teammates to treat each other like brothers. We are all part of something special here in Saanich.

Training camp begins Saturday March 16th @ 7pm at Pearkes Field House. Sign-in table opens at 6:30pm at Court #4.

Welcome Aboard! X-treme Threads

Posted by Saanich Express at Mar 4, 2019 4:47PM PST
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We would like to “Welcome Aboard!” X-treme Threads to the Express family.

X-treme Threads offers a vast variety of products to suit any of your needs. Whether it be uniforms, apparel, team gear, or promotional items; they have a great selection and it is fully customizable.

Are you in need of any of these items for your work, school, sports teams or organizations or just for personal use? Contact them today for a quote! Website: https://xtremethreads.ca

X-treme and the Express team… now that’s a great combination!

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