August 2014



The Canadian Senior Women's National Team is currently competing at the ISF XIV Women's World Championship, which is taking place from August 15-24 in Haarlem, Netherlands.




The Canadian Junior Men's National Team competed at the ISF X Junior Men's World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon last month, finishing in 7th place.




The Home Run Sports Men's Slo-Pitch Border Battle was held last month in Kitchener, ON and was a big success that was well received by all who attended!




Before travelling to Haarlem, Netherlands for the ISF XIV Women's World Championship, the Canadian Senior Women's National Team competed in two events, winning the silver medal at the General Tire World Cup of Softball and the bronze medal at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship, as well as an exhibition series.




Softball Canada is looking for Host associations/communities interested in bidding on International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships in 2018 and 2019.




The following are the results from all completed 2014 Canadian Championships as well as participation numbers for all upcoming 2014 Canadian Championships. Please note that results were taken from the Pointstreak Statistics Program on each Championship’s individual website. A complete and final report of results will be available in September. Congratulations to all teams, and best of luck in the upcoming Championships!




Softball Canada is currently accepting nominations for three (3) Deputy Umpire-in-Chief positions on the Officiating Development Committee which will be open as of October 1, 2014. All three positions are 2 year terms.




As a Softball Canada umpire, you can continue to take advantage of an effective and updated tool as you study the rules for the upcoming season, prepare for the certification examination or get ready for your big provincial tournament or Canadian Championship.




Softball Canada would like to ask all of its members to please take the time to answer the following survey about our 2015-18 Strategic Plan. Your input will be considered and would be most appreciated as we develop our new strategic plan. The deadline to complete this survey is August 20. Thank you!

Click here to access the 2015-18 Strategic Plan Survey




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
Agenda:              

  • 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.




Softball Canada is currently accepting applications and nominations for the following 2014 awards:

Award Deadline Forms
Home Run Sports Umpire of the Year September 1 Nomination
Rose Hodgson Volunteer of the Year September 15 Nomination letter
Ethel Boyce Achievement Award September 15 Application
Claude Deschamps Memorial Fund September 15 Application
Home Run Sports Coach of the Year October 1 Nomination

 




Each month, Softball Canada features an article submitted by a different Provincial/Territorial Association explaining some of the fun activities and initiatives being carried out for the Tim Hortons Learn to Play Program! This month's article was submitted by Genevieve Houle from Softball Quebec.




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®.




Softball Canada offers a Slo-Pitch tournament package to groups who are interested in running one. Fill out and return the application form!




If you would like to direct a question to the appropriate Softball Canada staff member, visit our Staff Directory.


 

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