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Last edited by David Soul Dec 14, 2008 SohenGill

Sohen Gill

Hall of Fame Inductee 

BCLA award winner

WLA award winner


BCLA executive service

Awards & Honours



  • Canadian Lacrosse Association
  • Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  • BC Lacrosse Association - President  (November 2003 to Present)
  • Western Lacrosse Association
  • Maple Ridge Burrards Sr. A.
  • Coquitlam Adanacs Sr. A.
  • Kirby's Klippers Sr. B
  • Coquitlam Adanacs Jr. B.


BC Lacrosse Association President wins Lester B. Pearson Award

Burnaby, BC (May 22, 2007) - Sohen Gill, BC Lacrosse Association (BCLA) President and Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) Commissioner, is the 2007 recipient of the Canadian Lacrosse Association'sGill.JPG (CLA) Lester B. Pearson Award. Gill was honoured this past weekend by the CLA Board of Governors during the CLA Semi-Annual General Meeting in Halifax.

Sohen Gill has over 50 years of lacrosse experience in numerous capacities; player, coach, manager, fund raiser, president and fan. This retired Vancouver Firefighter has competed at all levels of lacrosse but found his niche in the management realm over the years.

Gill started his lacrosse days as a youth at Confederation Park in Burnaby when offered a lacrosse stick to play with other youths at the local box. He has coached and managed numerous teams including Kirby's Klippers (Sr. B), Coquitlam Adanacs (Jr. A & Sr. A) and the Maple Ridge Burrards (Sr. A). His highest achievement was winning the Nations in '80 World Box Lacrosse Championships in 1980. He was named as a Builder to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005.

On the national lacrosse level, Gill spent 6 years as the CLA Box Lacrosse Sector Chair and has convened over countless National Championships. A BCLA President since 2002, he has helped direct a cohesive unit to achieve the goals of the BCLA Mission. During his tenure, he has experienced great growth of lacrosse and increased development in areas around BC. As WLA Commissioner, he spends countless hours scheduling, coordinating referees and game commissioners, attending meetings and offering advice. A post he's held for 8 seasons.

The CLA Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded to the person in recognition of his unselfish dedication and outstanding contributions of sportsmanship and distinguished leadership to the game of lacrosse and to the physical and mental development of young Canadians.




CBC Radio interview re Jack Crosby
On the 23rd of Jan (2008) at 4:30pm on CBC Radio, there was a live interview with Sohen Gill, President of the BC Lacrosse Association. The interview was on the life and legacy of the late Mr. Jack Crosby and his contribution to the world of lacrosse.  In case you missed hearing it, please click here: Download jack crosby.mp3


Down Memory Lane by Stan Shillington

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