The Westshore Bears Junior B Lacrosse Team was founded and formed in 2004 by the Alexander family alongside some of their closest lacrosse friends, James Morgan, Stephen Hussey, Wayne Bateman and Dave Appleyard who shared their passion for the game. The Westshore Bears are now entering their 16th year of play out of the Westshore’s Q Centre.

The vision behind this endeavour, for Robyn and Ken, was to create a fun and competitive atmosphere, where young athletes could continue to play a sport they loved while being supported for the entire stretch of their journey: both emotionally and athletically. 

The Alexander family are more than just owners, coaches and managers; they are people who strive to create a large extended family that welcomes all athletes into play. They have not only coached and counselled countless athletes, but instilled the tools, values, and integrity to have them to play the game with passion and respect. 

The Alexanders’ have had a hand in assisting these dedicated athletes in the creation of many life-long relationships. The Westshore Bears have always had a strong commitment to the community, and this year is no exception.

This devotion of the entire family including Ryan, Nikki, Rheal and their children are a large part of what makes this team great, for both the young athletes and our local community. The 17-21-year-old players are encouraged to participate in, not only, the junior system, but to give back by coaching, mentoring and volunteering at community events. 

The Westshore Bears strive towards excellence, and in the past 15 seasons have won the League Championship more than once: Island Championship multiple times, gold, silver, and bronze during Provincials and participated in the medal rounds in multiple seasons.

The primary focus for each season will be and continue to be one that encourages our young athletes to strive for excellence, while having fun, developing skills and supporting a healthy team atmosphere in a competitive environment. The Westshore Bears and Alexander family are grateful for the continued and generous community support and the countless hours their loyal longstanding dedicated volunteers give to ensure each season is a success.