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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

On Behalf of Dean McLeod

Recently ELLA has been in contact with former BELC director Dean McLeod. After coming out against his fellow directors and openly opposing the sale and move of the Major Excelsiors, Dean has also stood alongside our own representatives to address the OLA and supported our arguments to keep our team. He has reached out, and asked us to post the following message on his behalf.

Dean McLeod

“To the supporters of the Brampton Excelsior Major Lacrosse Club; players, coaches, fans and financial supporters I am informing you that I no longer align myself with the Brampton Excelsior Lacrosse Club, (BELC). I will now work alongside the Excelsior Legacy Lacrosse Association (ELLA) group and dedicate my efforts to keeping the Major Excelsiors in Brampton. I feel that it is important for lacrosse to be played in Brampton at all levels, Minor through Major, and that is where I will dedicate my efforts.

I have reached this decision, after about 55 years of being a Board Member of the BELC. I feel that four valued Members of the Excelsior Life Membership program; Dan Teat, Mike Hasen, Brian Beisel and myself, were discredited by the BELC, Board of Directors, in having our voting rights removed from us. Life Memberships were awarded to each of us in recognition of decades of dedication to lacrosse in Brampton, Ontario and Canada.

Dean McLeod.

Lacrosse Canada, Life Member

Ontario Lacrosse, Life Member”