October2013

Canada Awarded Pair of International Softball Federation World Championships

October 26, 2013

Cartagena, Colombia



Canada Awarded Pair of International Softball Federation World Championships

       
The following is a media release issued by Softball Canada.
                                                                                        
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25th, 2013

Canada Awarded Pair of International Softball Federation World Championships

(Cartagena, Colombia) At the International Softball Federation (ISF) Congress held in Cartagena, Colombia last week, Softball Canada was awarded two upcoming ISF World Championships – the 2016 ISF Women’s World Championship in Surrey, British Columbia and the 2017 ISF Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon.
 
The 2016 ISF Women’s World Championship has been awarded to Surrey, British Columbia. Surrey has a long history of hosting major international softball tournaments since 1991 and has been hosting the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship since 2010. The 2014 ISF Women’s World Championship is scheduled for August 15-24, 2014 in Haarlem, Netherlands.
 
The 2017 ISF Men's World Championships will be going to Whitehorse, Yukon and will be hosted by Softball Yukon. Whitehorse has previously hosted the 2008 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship and the 2012 ISF Women’s World Championship, and will also be hosting the 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship from July 11-20, 2014.
 
“We are delighted that the international softball membership has entrusted us to host these two championships” said Softball Canada President Kevin Quinn. “Both Surrey and Whitehorse are experienced hosts that have proven their ability to put on great events and combine that with warm hospitality for visitors.”
 
During the same meeting at the ISF Congress, the 2016 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship was awarded to Midland, Michigan. The International Softball Federation is currently seeking bids for the 2017 ISF Junior Women's World Championships.
   All ISF World Championships are held on a two-year cycle.   -SC-
For more information, please contact:
Gilles LeBlanc Manager - Marketing and Communications Softball Canada (613) 523-3386 ext. 3105 gleblanc@softball.ca
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