Lakeland Lacrosse started when a few men with a vision sought to bring lacrosse to Northern Alberta; these men were instrumental in starting the Lakeland Lacrosse Association. In 2005, with the guidance of the (ALA) Alberta Lacrosse Association, Greg Folliott, Ian Temple and Darcy Niedermaier created the Lakeland Lacrosse Association. Ian Temple moved out of the Lakeland and lost touch with the Association. Greg Folliott is still in the area and has kept in touch with the Association and its growth. Darcy has stayed in touch with the Association and continues to be a referee.
Lacrosse started in Bonnyville in 2011 when Daryl Hodinsky set up a table at a Community Registration night. Daryl still volunteers with the association and continues to be an active member on the board of directors. Over the years, Bonnyville and Cold Lake have worked together to promote the game of Lacrosse in the Lakeland and share the "Heat" name.