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Joey Harris 
Builder - 2020

No one has worked harder and longer to build the game of lacrosse in Canada than Manitoba’s Joey Harris.

The 2017 recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award for unselfish dedication and outstanding contribution to lacrosse, Harris has been the President of the Canadian Lacrosse Association and a member of the board of the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation since 2003. 

President of the Manitoba Lacrosse Association from 1990 to 2002, in 2002 Harris joined the board of the CLA as VP Finance and Administration. 

Among his many accomplishments he developed the national field lacrosse team strategy that has led Canada to 3 gold medals in the last 6 world championships.

As a player Harris was a member of 5 Manitoba Senior box lacrosse championship teams between 1993 and 2000, was three times selected to represent the province in President’s Cup play, and from 1983 to 2001 represented Manitoba in field lacrosse championships, being named a tournament defensive all-star in ’85 and ’89.