For many of us, athletics has been an extremely important part of our lives as Lithuanian-Canadians. We know the pride of putting on our team's jersey and the adrenaline rush of coming up against a rival during countless ŠALFASS/LAUNA tournaments. As Lithuanians, perhaps no sport is more popular than basketball. Below are the details of the 3-on-3 basketball tournament that will be taking place during Lithuanian Heritage Day. 


What should I bring?

Basically you and your sneakers. A t-shirt will be provided to use (and keep!) as a uniform to distinguish teams. You can bring a water bottle, but we will provide a cooler full of gatorade.

Can you tell me more about the schedule and location?

We're taking full advantage of our host location, Carleton University, and it's wonderful campus. The gym is within easy walking distance from the dorms making it super convenient to participate. The schedule was made in the interest of being able to grab some breakfast at the Residence Commons, walk over to the gym, play some hoops, and shower up in time to head over to the Horticulture Building (Lansdowne Park) for the full day of artistic programs, vendors, handicrafts, food and drink.

Can I sign up with my own team?

You can list other people you would like on your team on the registration form. In order for the tournament to be successful, the teams need to be fair (if one shows up completely stacked, it won't be much fun), so ultimately the organizing committee will determine teams based on age, gender, and experience. With so many Lithuanians coming in from all over, the basketball tournament is a great opportunity to network and get to know people, compete a little and have some fun.

What if I don't want to play but would like to help?

Great! We are looking for volunteers to timekeep, scorekeep, etc. We're also looking for referees, who will be remunerated. Just send us and email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to hearing from you!

Basketball tournament date, time, and location

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place on Saturday, July 29, 8:00AM-11:00AM at the Raven's Nest gymnasium on the Carleton University campus.

Raven's Nest Gymnasium 
Carleton University, 9376 University Dr
Ottawa (Ontario) K1S 5B6

Basketball tournament schedule*

8:00-8:20 AM Registration and final team selection
8:20-8:45 AM Warmup
8:45-9:05 AM Games #1 to #4
9:15-9:35 AM Games #5 to #8
9:45-10:05 AM Games #9 to #12
10:15-10:30 AM Medals
10:30-11:00 AM Clean up

*subject to changes based on registration

Would you like to participate in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament during Lithuanian Heritage Day but have some questions? Get in touch with Aras.

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