Lauzon opens 19th annual South Dundas Soccer World Cup

Team Canada player Aurora Gordon (left), and Team Finland player Walker McKendry (right) present retiring SDSG MP Guy Lauzon with the ceremonial torches to open the 19th annual South Dundas Soccer World Cup on July 26th. (The Leader/Gibb photo)

IROQUOIS – Aurora Gordon and Walker McKendry (above) were the last leg in the traditional torch run which opened the 2019 South Dundas Soccer World Cup Tournament on July 26-27 in Iroquois.

Over 400 players on 38 teams across six divisions played a total of 63 games over 24 hours. In all, 234 soccer games were played over the regular season and the playoffs.

The Iroquois Legion Colour Guard, led by piper Hugh Metcalfe, piped all the players around the Seaway District High School track in the Parade of Nations on Friday night.

MP Guy Lauzon, who has opened every Tournament for the last 15 years, was again on hand to welcome the players, coaches, referees, organizers, families and friends to the big event. Tournament winners will appear on page 11 of the print edition of The Leader.

At the end of the opening ceremonies for the South Dundas Soccer World Cup tournament, members of the SDSA board presented retiring Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry member of Parliament Guy Lauzon with his own SDSA jersey. Since 2004, Lauzon has officially opened the tournament.

“Lauzon has been a booster and supporter of this club throughout the riding,” Blancher said. “We wish him well in his retirement and thank him for all his support over the years.”

Pictured above (l-r): SDSA president Phillip Blancher, Lauzon, and SDSA vice-president Bryan Holmes.  (The Leader/Gibb photo)

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