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Wolf Playing Lacrosse


  Wolf Playing Lacrosse is the second in a series of limited edition prints produced by the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation to honour the game of Lacrosse and one of its greatest coaches and builders - the late Jim Bishop. The original artwork for this piece, as well as future originals will be presented each year as the "Jim Bishop Memorial Award" to the Minto Cup (National Junior A Championship) athlete who best exemplifies leadership, skill, sportsmanship, and the spirit of the game.

This painting was created by Damian 'Salaston' George, who is of the Tsileil-Watuth First Nation, which is known as the Deep Cove area. Damian is the grandson of Chief Dan George and Amy George. He is a coast Salish who was raised by his mother Amy Marie George.
Wolf Playing Lacrosse is done in a northwest coast style of aboriginal art. It is an 18x22" print on white paper. The artwork is in red and black acrylic. The wolf is symbolic of togetherness and faith. The lead wolf watches over his pack for fairness and equality and has faith in the other pack members for its survival.

Jim Bishop is considered the greatest coach in the history of Canadian Lacrosse. His career spanned 58 years and touched the game at every level and age group as a coach, organizer, manager and promoter. He respected the First Nation peoples for sharing the game with all North Americans. His many accomplishments include winning seven consecutive Minto Cups and initiating efforts at establishing early pro Lacrosse leagues in 1968 and again in 1974-75. "Bish" touched the lives of thousands of young Canadian athletes in a positive manner.

The Foundation will produce 300 prints of The Creator's Game. Each numbered and signed print will include biographies and photographs of the artist and the 2000 recipient - Burnaby's Mark Miyashita. Mark, throughout his career has embodied those qualities best described by Damian George- he is a natural leader providing guidance to team mates while instilling confidence in themselves..

The Foundation's goal is to create a strong future for the game during this time of government cutbacks. In purchasing this print - the first in a series - you are investing in the future of Lacrosse. The Foundation will pursue worthwhile projects to help grow the game that would otherwise not be addressed.

To order this print, you can send a cheque/money order or Visa Card number to:

Canadian Lacrosse Foundation
18 Louisa St., Suite 310
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6Y6

or E-mail your Visa number to to speed up the process.

The cost of each print is $150.00 (Ontario residents add $19.50 for HST ).
Poster versions of this print are also available at a cost of $25.00 plus $7.50 shipping and handling
(Ontario residents add $3.25 for HST).

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time

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