Around the Horn - October 2014

October 7, 2014

Ottawa, ON

October 2014 - Softball Canada

The following is a media release issued by Softball Canada.

IX Men's Pan American Championship

The IX Men's Pan American Softball Championship will take place from October 24 to November 1, 2014 in Parana, Argentina. The final Team Canada roster was determined based on performance at a Men’s National Team training camp held in Ontario in May, the recently completed Senior Men’s Canadian Championship in Charlottetown and other major competitions.


2014 ISF Hall of Fame Induction - Mike Piechnik

Mike Piechnik will be inducted into the ISF Hall of Fame during the Softball BC Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday October 18, 2014. The event will take place at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, BC.


2014 Annual Congress

This is a reminder to mark your calendar for Softball Canada’s 2014 Annual Congress hosted by Softball PEI.

Dates: November 12-15, 2014
Place: Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI

  • November 12th - Staff Forum
  • November 13th - Strategic Planning and Registration/Welcome Reception
  • November 14-15th - Workshops and AGM
  • November 15th – Hall of Fame Banquet in the evening

For more information contact Kathy Stewart at kstewat@softball.ca or 613-523-3386 ext. 3104.


Canadian Championships

Many 2015 Canadian Championships are still loking for a host. If you are interested in bidding on any of the open Championships, please contact Mike Branchaud, Manager of National Teams and Canadian Championships, at mbranchaud@softball.ca or 613-523-3386 ext 3103. Please note that all bids must be approved by your local Provincial/Territorial office.


Officiating Development Committee (ODC) Appointment

Softball Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Sal Gara (Gatineau, QC) as the newest member of the Officiating Development Committee. He will serve a two-year term beginning in November 2014.


New Level IV and Level V Umpires

Softball Canada would like to congratulate the following umpires who have received their Level IV or Level V Umpire Certification following their performance at the 2014 Canadian Championships.


2016 Blue Convention

Another summer of softball may be drawing to a close, but it’s never too early to begin thinking ahead – to BLUE CONVENTION 2016!

Vancouver / Richmond will be THE place to be for softball umpires from coast to coast from March 25-27, 2016 as Softball Canada and the Softball British Columbia Umpire Associations host BLUE CONVENTION 2016 – three great days of learning and connecting. Whether you’re a veteran or a brand new Level I / junior umpire you will find something to upgrade your game. Learn from the best in the sport from all over the world. We’ll have youth clinics and sessions for new(er) umpires, plus Level IV and Instructor / Evaluator clinics wrapped around the main conference.

Registration is open NOW!! Begin your planning by checking out the new BLUE CONVENTION 2016 website at http://www.blue2016.com. Look for information on the host hotel (Sheraton Vancouver Airport), companion packages and all that the lower mainland has to offer. One thing is for sure, this is an event YOU won’t want to miss.


Featured Worth Equipment

Each month, Softball Canada will feature two products from Rawlings, Miken or Worth in Around the Horn. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, visit your local dealer or contact Rawlings Group Canada at 1-800-741-7205. This month's products are the Worth FPEX Fastpitch Softballs (FPX12SY) and the Worth Arm Band (W5ARMB).


Hilton HHonors Program

Softball Canada is excited to announce that Hilton HHonorsTM is helping National Sport Federation athletes, coaches, friends and family save up to 15% on their next stay at any of the 4,000 hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio. Enjoy the flexibility of staying at any of our top ten hotel brands like Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria® Hotels & Resorts , Embassy Suites™ and , Hampton®.


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