Deschner Days 2020
Our club's annual kick off to our lacrosse season, Deschner Days (named after long time volunteer Frank Deschner), is Saturday April 4, 2020. Exhibition games or practices are played Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 3-6. Saturday morning the Lions Club host a by donation pancake breakfast at Copeland Arena lobby starting at 9:00am and ending about 11:30am. Please bring your friends and family for breakfast and support the Lions Club who are one of our long time sponsors. If you are not able to attend the ceremony please tell your team manager and/or coach. Everyone should be assigned to a team by April 1st at the latest.
Where and when to meet
Coaches & managers, please meet on the BLA floor at 11:45am under your team sign to greet your team.
Mini tykes will be playing games on Copeland Arena until right before the start of the ceremony. Please come watch our young players before or after breakfast! Mini tykes are not to meet in Burnaby Lake, they will remain on the Copeland floor after their games and greet the players as they march over from Burnaby Lake.
All players wishing to come forward to gather and sing our anthem are welcome to come up when called at the start of the ceremony. This has become tradition!
Player shorts will be distributed to teams/players before or on Saturday by team managers. I will be doing short distribution and size exchanges in the Lakeview Room from 9:00am to 1:00pm on April 4th. Parents and managers can exchange shorts at this time, please be sure to return the shorts you want to exchange. If any managers haven't picked up balls, manager packages, etc, they will also be in the Lakeview Room from 9am to 1pm.
If your child is a new player and did not receive his/her new stick and ball please come to the Lakeview Room during the short size exchange to pick up. Sticks are just $10 for Mini tyke and first year tyke, and $15 for second year tyke and Novice and up players. Sticks are $50 for anyone that is not a new player to our club, and only while supplies last.
There will be sales tables in the Copeland Lobby all morning selling some clothing and socks. Please be aware there is no ATM in our arena complex. We accept cash or credit cards only (no debit cards).
Our club is always in need of donated used gear to assist our lower income families. If you have any to donate please bring to the Lakeview Room anytime between 9am and 1pm Saturday, April 4th. If you prefer, you can drop off at the front door of 4607 Irmin St, Burnaby at anytime.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Deschner Days please contact your manager. If your team does not have a manager assigned yet, you can respond to this email, but please allow us time to finish finalizing teams. If you have not heard from your child's team by April 1st please email Susan Kirkby.