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OLA to Recognize BELC Board of Directors

Some great news issued by the BELC Executive Committee:

OLA to recognize the BELC Board of Directors as elected by the members on December 7th

Since the October 4th, 2021 special membership meeting, there has been a dispute as to who rightly represents the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club. Our position has always been to follow the directive of the membership and its constitution.  We are pleased to announce that the OLA Board of Directors have definitively recognized the BELC Board of Directors under the presidency of Glenn McClelland.

We respect that the OLA did their due diligence in carefully reviewing all documentation. We, as a board, are eager and excited to represent our membership and continue the preparation for the 2022 OLA season. We have a new and dedicated group of directors with many dynamic ideas to continually grow and foster the Excelsior legacy. This will be a fantastic year for the Brampton Excelsiors.  We would like to thank our members, the city of Brampton and their leadership, the stakeholders and our many lacrosse fans.  This result would not have been possible without your support!

The elected directors are as follow:
Glenn McClelland – President
Dean McLeod – Vice President
Matt Bowman – Secretary
Ron Evans – Treasurer
Dan Teat – GM Majors
Chris Lowe – GM Jr. A
Brent McCauley – GM Jr. B
Clint Nickerson – Director at Large
Bob Boddam – Director at Large
Wes Jackson – Director at Large
Dave Succamore – Director at Large
Brock Boyle – Director at Large
Keith Slinger – Director at Large

Here’s to welcoming Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse back to the floor and fields for the 2022 season and beyond. 

Yours in Lacrosse,

Glenn McClelland, BELC President

ELLA Wins Appeal

Ontario Lacrosse Association OLA logo ELLA appeal

It is with great pleasure we announce that the ELLA has won the appeal with the OLA to rescind the March 3 vote, which approved the move of the Brampton Excelsiors. An appeal was submitted on the grounds that the vote was held by the OLA Board of Governors. Article R25.03 states this vote must be held by the Board of Directors. After a hearing held on Thursday, the appeals committee found the vote to have been in violation of the constitution.

In light of this, the previous vote has been rescinded with a new one to be held, by the proper group, in the coming days. While the Board of Directors may still vote in favour of the move, we are happy that the OLA has shown integrity in holding up its bylaws and correcting the mistake. We are hopeful this means they will also recognize and correct the issues surrounding the sale and move of our team.

The ELLA has requested the opportunity to present our case directly to the OLA Board of Directors so we may fully explain the intricacies of our arguments and answer any questions the Board may have. For further details, please be sure to follow us on twitter, instagram and facebook. We would once again like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported the ELLA in our fight to save the Brampton Excelsiors. That love for the game is the reason we’re doing this.

UPDATE: ELLA Reps Present Case to OLA