Mar 7, 2019

Vancouver, BC – The 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Basketball National Championship, hosted by Langara, begins next week. Hosting the CCAA Championship is particularly special this year as Langara marks 49 years on 49th Avenue and 49 years of the Falcons name. The competition will take place March 13 – 16 at the Langley Events Centre (LEC) and will see the Falcons debuting their new uniforms featuring our Musqueam name, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓.

Langara was honoured with the name snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, which means house of teachings in the Musqueam language, in January 2016. We are excited to incorporate our important relationship with Musqueam into our athletics community.

“As we continue to strengthen our relationship with the Musqueam people, celebrate our Beyond 49 campaign, and very soon showcase the best of CCAA men’s basketball, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to incorporate and proudly honour the snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ name on our uniforms,” said Jake McCallum, Director, Athletics & Intramurals.

The Langara Falcons, seeded (B4), will tip off against the (B1) Holland Hurricanes at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 14. Matches earlier in the day include: (A1) Vanier Cheetahs versus (A4) Humber Hawks; (A2) SAIT Trojans versus (A3) VIU Mariners; and (B2) Sheridan Bruins versus (B3) Nomades de Montmorency.

In the 2018-2019 season the Falcons finished fourth in the PACWEST championship after a quarter-final loss to the Camosun Chargers. The Falcons have been crowned CCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions three times (1998, 1999, and 2014).

Scores and results will be available on the CCAA Men’s Basketball Championship website.

About Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Jake McCallum
Director, Athletics & Intramurals
Langara College

Lynsey Mellon
Communications Officer
Communications and Marketing
Langara College