The Eagle Street Team headed to Black Diamond on Sunday, July 8 for the Ranahan Polocrosse Tournament! Polocrosse is an exciting, young sport in Canada which is fun to watch and incredibly exciting to play! The tournament was completely free for the public to spectate - the nail-biting games kept everyone on their toes! Polocrosse combines the speed, agility, and horsemanship of polo with the precise racket and ball-handling skills of lacrosse. The tournament took place at the Ranahan Polocrosse Club Field which has been functioning since 2011, bringing players of all skill-sets and backgrounds together in the name of the great sport! Members of 4-H, Pony Club, rugby clubs, dog agility groups, and rodeo are also welcome to use the field. The sharing of the field ensures engagement between the different disciplines and an effective use of the land.
During my time there I had the chance to speak to fourteen-year-old Caelee Peterson, who is incredibly passionate about the sport and has been playing for three years. During my time with her, she told me how wonderful and family-friendly the sport is; all individuals are welcome to learn the game and no one is restricted by their age or gender. She tells me how team-energy really builds a bond between members of the club and how these friendships make the sport that much more exciting to engage in! Her favourite thing about polocrosse is the exhilaration one gets from making a successful play and watching one's self grow through the sport. Thanks for talking with me Caelee!
The Ranahan Polocrosse Club is always looking for new or visiting players to participate in their exciting sport. They have divisions to accommodate individuals of all skill sets so learn some new and make some great friends through the innovative sport! Visit their website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/ranahanpolocrosse/home?authuser=0.
Be sure to check out the images below of the Eagle Street Team's time there!
Catch the Eagle Summer Street Team at our next adventure: the Teddy Bear Picnic and Family Resource Fair on Thursday, July 12 from 10 am to 1 pm! Join us at the Okotoks Recreation Centre Murray Arena with a picnic lunch and your favourite stuffed animal to spend the day with the Eagle Street Team! The event is a free, fun-filled community event for children aged 2-8.
Also be sure to enter for your chance to win the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at www.ridetheram.com! Place Okotoks - Eagle 100.9 as your preferred station to help us out as well!
Quick thanks to the sponsors, CARSTAR, Hometown Dental, Rim 2 Rim, Nanton Water, iDental, and the George Traditional House. Thank you guys so much for everything that you make possible!
Finally, if you are interested in having the Eagle cover a community event, please do not hesitate to contact me, the summer events coordinator, at [email protected]. It is my hope that we can collaborate together in pursuit of a more connected community!