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Deschner Days is an annual event organized by the Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club to honor the legacy of Frank Deschner, a former player, coach and builder in the Burnaby lacrosse community. The event takes place over a weekend and features a range of lacrosse games and activities, including exhibition matches and clinics.

Throughout the weekend, participants and spectators alike can experience the excitement and energy of lacrosse, from the fast-paced action on the field to the camaraderie and sportsmanship demonstrated by players and coaches. Deschner Days is a highlight of the lacrosse calendar in Burnaby, and its success is a testament to the dedication and passion of the Burnaby Minor Lacrosse Club and the wider lacrosse community.


The Burnaby Lions Club will be providing a pancake breakfast in the Bill Copeland Lobby on April 6th, 2024 from 9:00am to 11:45am. The cost is a minimum donation of $5 per person. 

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. 

Deschner Days 2024 - April 6th

Dates: April 5-7, 2024 (Parade on April 6th)

Registration: No registration is required. This weekend is an exhibition showcase. Opponents will be invited by team managers.



All players (U7 to U22) are to meet in Burnaby Lake Arena on the day of the parade at 11:45am and stand with their team under their team sign. At 12:00pm all teams will parade into Copeland Arena for a short ceremony. All players are to wear their jerseys. No sticks and balls please. If your child does not have a jersey before this time they will be given one. Parents are asked to take their child to Burnaby Lake Arena side at 11:45am and meet up with their coach/manager, then proceed to the Copeland stands to watch all our players parade in.

Coaches & managers, please meet on the BLA floor at 11:45am under your team sign to greet your team.

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!

Confirmation of times and additional information will be sent to all teams closer to the date. 


Shorts & Dryfit Shirt Distribution
Player shorts and shirts will be distributed to teams/players before or on Saturday by team managers.  We will be doing short distribution and size exchanges in the Lakeview Room from 10:00am to 1:00pm on April 6th. 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.

Sales Tables

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 e-transfer to only.

Gear Donations
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 10am and 1pm April 6th. If you prefer, you can drop off at the front door of 4607 Irmin St, Burnaby at anytime.

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