Oshawa to Host OASA Annual Convention

November 8, 2006

Oshawa, ON

Oshawa, Ontario
November 8, 2006

Oshawa to Host OASA Convention

Thought the softball season was over? Think again. Now is the time to
begin thinking about next season and this is the event to help you get

The 84th annual Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA) convention is
being held in Oshawa on November 17 and 18, 2006 at the Best Western motel
on Bloor Street. The event is hosted by the Oshawa City and District
Softball Association (OCDSA). The OCDSA includes the Neighbourhood
Association Sports Committee (NASC Softball), Oshawa Minor Fastball, the
Double "B" Sports Club and the Oshawa City and District Fastball League.

The annual convention provides an opportunity for softball and fastball
fans, coaches and league organizers to be a part of the latest developments
in the sport of Fastball across Ontario. The agenda for the weekend
includes delegate registration from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday and 9:00
AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday. Several exhibitors will also be on hand during
this time to give attendees the opportunity to purchase the latest in
softball equipment. The featured presentations include:

1. Sports medicine from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM;
2. A panel discussion covering the OASA Bylaws, Amendments and The Game from
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM;
3. The basics of scorekeeping - providing an opportunity for tournament
hosts to train volunteers from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM; and
4. "From the Ground Up" a panel discussion on all aspects of fastball and
how to build a champion starting from the local house leagues to the
Canadian Championships from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. Many local fastball
heroes including Pete "The Hook" Landers, Chris Jones, Bob Solomon and Dave
Hoffman will be on hand to share their career experiences.

The Annual General Meeting and election of officers will be held from 1:00
PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and is followed by the Annual Awards Banquet from
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The awards to be presented include the F.R. Feaver
Award for outstanding contribution to Softball, the President's Merit Award
for contribution to the OASA and Life Membership Awards to individuals for
extended involvement in the OASA. Singer and comedian Rick Kerr will
provide an evening of entertainment and song following the awards banquet to
round out the day's activities.

The OASA Convention provides a great opportunity for local softball fans,
organizations, coaches and players to experience, first hand, the current
state of the sport and where it is headed. Most of all, everyone has the
opportunity to influence the direction of the sport by bringing their voice
to the various executive and committee members.

Don't miss this opportunity to participate. For registration information
contact Sylvia Ryan at 905-432-3272 or John Mather at 905-725-6975.

Jim Spiers
OCDSA Organizing Committee


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