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Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame Inductee - Richmond Hill Young Canadians Lacrosse Team

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Sport(s): Lacrosse
Category: Team
Year of Induction: 2004

On June 4, 1885, Richmond Hill's "Young Canadians" Lacrosse team trounced Brampton in three straight games to win the Western Division Championship. The match took place on the village's "New Park Ground," before a grandstand "packed with ladies" and noisy Cornet Band that blared forth "during play stoppages"
 
The “Young Canadians” were obviously inspired by their new playing field. They were also better at playing lacrosse than at composing lyrics! Earlier that spring, at an April concert, the team had introduced its new song:

Playing on the New Park Ground

Come all you friends and neighbours,
Now lay aside your labours,
Come with us to the New Park Ground,
Which will sustain our fame
Playing on the New Park Ground.
Chorus
O hear the boys a singing,
There's music in the sound,
O see their sticks a swinging,
Playing on the New Park Ground.


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