News and Announcements


Hello all – well….took too long and was tough to be away for 3 weeks but at least it is done and we can get back to normal and routines

I’ll update the calendar/schedule at school for the boys as well as team site but…here is a quick snap shot for upcoming weeks

Mon, Nov 18 – please bring cleats, runners, and gear for lacrosse. Tomorrow will be chaos with facilities and schedules. I couldn’t arrange busing on the Sunday for Monday so we will be at school. Likely some good training/running wouldn’t be a bad thing!!
Tues, Nov 19 – Lacrosse at the turf
Wed, Nov 20 – PE/training at school
Thur, Nov 21 – Lacrosse at the turf
Fri, Nov 22 – Lacrosse at the turf

Mon, Nov 25 – Lacrosse at the turf
Tues, Nov 26 – Lacrosse at the turf
Wed, Nov 27 – PE/training at school
Thur, Nov 28 – Lacrosse at the turf
Fri, Nov 29/Sat, Nov 30 – Spartan Shootout (see below)

Mon, Dec 2 – Lacrosse at the turf
Tues, Dec 3 – Lacrosse at the turf
Wed, Dec 4 – PE/training at school
Thur, Dec 5 – Lacrosse at the turf
Fri-Sun, Dec 8 – Space Needle tourney in Seattle (see below)

Spartan Shootout – Nov 29/30
-teams are attached and I think are set (I hope no one is missed – did from home last week)
-we will have 4 set teams as well as gr 12 team and other grades at times too
-schedule is complete and in draft but before releasing am waiting on one more team from Vancouver
-games will be at Topaz park on Fri, UVic Fri night and both venues Saturday
-Friday Night Lights (our ‘seniors night’) is set for 7:30 at UVic with all guys in all grades playing prior so all players can be apart of the evening
-Gr 12 parents will be invited on the field prior to opening faceoff for a pic as well as a small gift.
-the coaches will be pulled in many different directions and may only get to games/fields prior to the start. The boys will be told and informed of schedule and expectations but it is critical they are responsible for being where they need to be for each and every game (transportation is not arranged for the Fri/Sat)
-Sponsorship ads for the program are still being asked for and likely all week will be ok to get those in. For any gold sponsors its important for Cheryl to know as our tourney shirts will have those logos
-More info to come as it unfolds
-lastly and VERY IMPORTANT – Lindsay Pepper will be sending out a volunteer request document when schedule is final. It is CRITICAL that all families please do their part and help as needed. With 21 teams, 2 venues, 5 fields, and 38 games it is too much for a few coaches and parents to run all

Space Needle tournament – Dec 6-8 in Seattle
-one gr 9/10 team and one gr 11/12 team of approx 20-22 players
-team selection is almost complete and we hope to have posted at school by Tues or Wed
-schedule will be out soon from tourney director
-permission forms to come with itinerary, details, and costs (approx $150-175)
-we will leave Fri from school using school bus, coach vehicles, and a few parent helpers (If you are able to do so please ensure that you have done the volunteer driving form and CRC both available on our school site under parent volunteers tab) – I’m guessing that we will need 2, maybe 3 drivers to help
-once in Seattle the boys will travel with a team and as a team as well as leaving Seattle as a program
-more details to come

thx – Darren

Athletic Director
Head Lacrosse Coach
Claremont Secondary
4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 1Y9

The document Spartan_Shootout_rosters_2019.docx was attached to this post.


Hello all – hope weekends were good. Info about this week, screamfest and the Spartan Shootout.

This week will be a fun and exciting time of Halloween fun with the schools annual Screamfest. It takes place on Wed and Thur night this week with its famous haunted walk (very scary – trust me), midway games, Vortex tunnel, food, and prizes. It’s a fantastic school and community event and one that I hope all of the guys attend (sounds like Claremont kids are going Thur night). Tickets are $10 and available all week at lunch. It is definitely an experience and full value.

If your son didn’t tell you they were a big part and huge help of the set up of the event on Fri helping bring 5 truckloads of Halloween ‘stuff’ from storage to the school’. It was awesome how well they did and we will be doing the same this Fri when it’s over deconstructing and taking all back. It’s a Pro D Day and we will look to get this done from 10-4:00 that day. In addition if there are any parents available Friday morning to help with some of the more technical deconstruction and use of tools that would be great. Let me know if that is a possibility Fri (Oct 25) morning

This week
Monday -
Jr class will have a challenge as we are hosting the election and Screamfest. That leaves us with few places to be and it is going to rain. We will either be in the weight room or will be outside and will do a hot chocolate run (bring $2 or $3).To be safe please bring cleats and runners as well as prepared to dress for rain

Sr class will be strength training in weight room

Tues to Thur -
Both classes will be doing lacrosse. If bussing is available we will start this week by going to Lochside Turf. Possibly Tues and almost certain on Thur
For this to work best it’s easiest if the jr class can be dropped off or arrange to go to turf for 8:45/50. Bussing is arranges to transport the students back to school at 10:00.
The sr class has many guys who can and want to drive. To do this they will need to fill out the form 3040 D as well as get their abstract done online. (found on our website under the parent tab and volunteer section – take 3-5 minutes)

Fri (Pro D) -
As noted above will need all guys for 2-3 hours of help to help get material back to storage. I’m guessing 11ish to 2:00 but will know more as we get closer and will tell the boys.
(Not that I feel this why to do it but…the lacrosse program does benefit financially from the event)

Spartan Shootout
I apologize for not having this out sooner but have been having a difficult time with UVic securing fields. It’s still not 100% but I’m confident all will work out. The dates are Nov 29/30. I will have a schedule out by mid Nov so all can sign up for the volunteer times. The 29th will be our annual Fri Night Lights which has become a bit of senior night for our gr 12’s and their parents. In addition we run a great program and there is an opportunity for $$ to be raised directly for the player/families. Cheryl will be sending out more information and the sponsorship letter on that early this week.

Thx – Darren


Athletic Director

Head Lacrosse Coach

Claremont Secondary

4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 1Y9


Hello all – hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and time with family.

Before going into this week just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the boys (and parents) who were up and at it early Sunday morning to marshal for the Victoria Marathon. I believe that was our 15th year volunteering at the race and once again the guys were a small part of a pretty inspiring event. As well, the comments from people involved with the race, the police, and comments in general were all very positive and the guys carried themselves very well at the race Sunday. Please bring VESTS in tomorrow morning.

A quick note of last Friday’s games at NDSS – lots of mistakes to correct and lots to work on but in general a pretty good effort and play from both the gr 9/10 teams and the gr 11/12 team. Looking forward to reviewing the video which NDSS took which we can view together and discuss.

This week will be our first aid certification for all our gr 10’s all week. In the past we have done over two days but using all 4 classes allows the boys to be certified without missing other classes. Assuming all goes well every grade 10 will have certification in first aid that can be used and added to their resumes.

Gr 9’s will have a combination of PE, strength training, and fitness – please bring cleats and runners every day.

Gr 11/12’s will have lacrosse Tues to Thur. We are very hopeful that NDSS can arrange transportation for next Thur. If they can the sr class will be scrimmaging them as we did last Fri. Time is TBA but likely 10:30-12:30.

This Fri is the beginning of a week long effort that culminates into next Wed and Thursday (Oct 23/24) annual Screamfest held at Claremont. The lacrosse group will be a big part on the setting up of the event this Fri and the take down next Thur night and Fri. It is a great community event, very scary Hall’o’ween fun, and…a good fundraiser for the school. In the past the lacrosse have been great supporters of this event and hope to see the boys do so once again next week on Wed or Thur night

Have a good week.

Athletic Director
Head Lacrosse Coach
Claremont Secondary
4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 1Y9

Marathon 2019 Info

Posted by Claremont Lacrosse at Oct 12, 2019 10:46AM PDT

Happy long week and happy Thanksgiving to all Claremont lacrosse families!

Some quick info to share about tomorrow’s marathon.

We will meet at Windsor Park in Oak Bay at 7:30 am (important to be on time). I will deal with Sr guys first as they have a little further to go and then jr guys. Our area to cover is from the area of the half marathon turnaround in Richmond area thru Oak Bay. It is best if a driver stays until kids know where they are going as a ride to their post is helpful and quicker

I will have vests, shirts, toques and bags for all boys. Will then give them their ‘posts’ to get to and will them drive around after with food and make sure all is good. I will do my best to pair guys up but the odd guy may be on own.

Please be wearing Claremont hoodies, 1/4 zips and pants. Hats are fine but please no hoods on while marshalling. Weather is supposed to be good but possibly an umbrella. A chair is a good idea too as well a smile, lots of clapping, and a good attitude. As well, some snacks are good too.

They are responsible for putting up street barricades, trying to control traffic, and cheering on runners. Should be done approx 11:30/noon

Thanks for your help with this. Never fun waking up early on a Sunday but…this is a great community event and one that Claremont lacrosse has been a part of for over 10 years. Comments are always great so look forward to another great Victoria Marathon

Thx – Darren

Darren Reisig
Athletic Director
Head Lacrosse Coach
Claremont Secondary
4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 1Y9

Fundraising 2019/20

Posted by Claremont Lacrosse at Oct 5, 2019 3:53PM PDT
Claremont Lacrosse Academy Fundraising

All fundraising money is to be turned into Darren and not the office please. All cheques to SD63 or etransfer to claremontlacrosse fundraising at

Thrifty Foods Cards- Anne Langdale (Nick Lepessis’s mom) is coordinating Thrifty Foods reloadable cards. Each time you re-load your Thrifty Food card a portion of the loaded amount is donated to the program. We are waiting to hear back from Thrifty’s.

Red Barn Market Gift Cards- Anne is coordinating this and will be doing one more order before Christmas. This can be done on-going as it is not a reloadable card program.

Poinsettia’s- Kim McCulley is the co-ordinator for this fundraiser. The order forms are out and will be due November 1st with a November 21st pickup at the school.

Hillside Shopping Night of Lights Tickets- Tickets to the Hillside Shopping Centre Fundraiser are $5 each and Claremont Lacrosse keeps 100% of the funds. The date for the event is November 17th. This is an easy sell as you do not have to attend to be entered to win one of the many awesome door prizes. Sell them as raffle tickets if someone is not able to attend. Simply return the ballot portion to Darren for my pick up and I will enter them on behalf of anyone who is not able to attend. I have these tickets now. Please just email me how many you want and send in $5 per ticket and I will send tickets home once a week. Tickets will be available up to the day of the event.

Meat and Sweet Tooth Fundraiser- this is a great fundraiser. We will have sausages, baby back ribs, perogies, chicken fingers (people rave about these), chicken breasts and hot wings. The sweets include desserts, pies, cookies and brownies. The order forms will go out for this fundraiser asap and will be due on November 21st with a December 11th pick up from the school. Players receive 65% credit for any sales towards their travel (not including airfare) (including hotel, transportation etc).

Clark Sheets- These are a very good quality sheet. A great gift idea. I know of a dance academy who is on their second order since September as people want to reorder. This can be a great fundraiser to help offset our bussing costs. When I just mentioned doing this 5 people gave me orders based on purchasing from other fundraisers. Orders need to be for Nov8th and Delivery will be Dec 13th.

Spartan Shoot Out Ads – The Spartan Shoot Out is the Annual Tournament that the Academy holds at Uvic and Topaz Parks and is highly attended by teams from the island, mainland and the U.S. We put together a program that is given to all attendees and we offer players the opportunity to sell ads in the program. The players receive 65% of the value of the ads towards their travel (not including airfare) including, hotel, transportation etc). This is the best way for families to raise funds towards their individual travel.

The Spartan Shoot Out is Nov 29th/30th. All ad art work and payment is due on November 20th.

Beer and Burger Night: We will host a beer and burger night in early spring. We ask that all families find one or two auction items to donate to the silent auction portion of the evening. I will send out information as soon as a date is set. Sometimes when selling program ads businesses will offer a donation of an item instead. Please accept this donation and I am happy to take it off your hands immediately.

Spring Basket Sales- Kim McCulley will be coordinating this fundraiser and it will take place in April/May

Spring Meat and Sweets Fundraiser- this will be a repeat of the fall fundraiser but may have different items depending on availability.

Please follow us on Facebook at Claremont Lacrosse Academy/Victoria B.C
On Twitter we are @claremontlaxvic
On Instagram we are claremontlacrossevictoria

If you have something you would like posted on any of our social media accounts or any questions about any of the fundraising efforts please feel free to contact me.

Thank you
Cheryl Brown
Fundraising Coordinator