WESTERN LACROSSE ASSOCIATION Est. 1932
Burnaby • Coquitlam • Langley • Maple Ridge • Nanaimo • New Westminster • Victoria
WLA HIRES NEW COMMISSIONER Sports Management Leader Paul Dal Monte Joins League Office
November 25th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Burnaby, BC – The Board of Governors announced this afternoon that they have unanimously agreed to terms with Paul Dal Monte to join the WLA as the league’s new Commissioner.
Mr. Dal Monte has an extensive lacrosse background: six-time Minto Cup Champion with Burnaby (three as a player, three as coach), three-time Mann Cup Champion (as a player) with New Westminster, Head Coach & Director of Lacrosse Operations for the Vancouver Ravens of the NLL, and Assistant Coach with Team Canada in 2002 – 2003. Mr. Dal Monte is also honoured to have been inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame.
Mr. Dal Monte has an extensive sports business background, including 15 years in Brand/Marketing with the Vancouver Canucks. He has also consulted with organizations such as the Ottawa Senators, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Abbotsford Heat, and Langley Events Centre. One of the industry’s most respected marketing executives, Paul currently leads a digital fan experience team for TELUS.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the WLA and work with General Managers and the Board of Governors to take the League to the next level,” said Mr. Dal Monte. “I’m especially looking forward to leveraging my relationships in the Canadian lacrosse community, and the long history and competitive nature of the WLA to expand the profile of the WLA in the Canadian sports scene.”
*** The Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) is an amateur league of men’s Senior ‘A’ box lacrosse sanctioned by the Canadian Lacrosse Association. It consists of seven teams, based in cities throughout southwestern British Columbia. Every year, the playoff teams battle for the right to compete against the Major Series Lacrosse champion for the Mann Cup every September. ***
For further information, contact:
Chair, Board of Governors