Feed the Fish Playoff Run 2023 Donations to be Matched!

by Paul Horn

To our Salmonbellies family,

While we try to keep every tradition alive, some things have changed in our 135-year history. The biggest change of all is the cost of keeping a competitive team on our wooden floor.

As I write this, the Bellies are tied for first in the Western Lacrosse Association, with a record of 11-3 and just four games remaining. The league’s top goal scorer is a Salmonbellie and our players have been at the top of every category all season long. There is no question that we have a team that can compete for both the WLA Championship and the Mann Cup.

We are driven to compete for the Mann Cup here at Queens Park in 2023 and we are committed to bringing Mann Cup #25 to New Westminster. That would make us the most successful sports franchise in Canadian history (in any sport!).

But we need your help. Everything costs more than it did before COVID and sponsors are harder to find. We’re turning to you, our dedicated fans, alumni, and supporters to help us reach our financial goals before the play-offs get going.

We have started another Feed the Fish fundraiser, specifically to help us succeed this year. You’ll find the link above or click here. Thanks to a generous alumnus, EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE WILL BE MATCHED, up to a total of $10000.

There are plenty of other ways to support us! Buy a ticket to one of our last two games. Purchase some merchandise at the Salmonbellies store! Sponsor a rink board advertisement (they stay up all year!). Share this message with others and invite friends and family to get out to Queens Park Arena. Or email me at belliespresident@gmail.com if you have a creative idea!

We have an exceptional team on the floor in 2023! Help us go all the way for New Westminster!


Paul Horn