The preparation has started, the hotel is being selected, our logo is ready and our organizing committee is set. As your host, rest assured the Ontario crew will do the utmost to make the Hamilton Blue Convention a first rate officiating event.
Softball Ontario and its officials would like to extend the invitation to all Softball Canada Officials and their partners to the 2013 Blue Convention from March 28th-30th in exciting downtown Hamilton, Ontario. As a great sports city, Hamilton embraces a wide variety of professional and semi-professional sporting activities. They have hosted world championships in hockey, curling, cycling, lacrosse and celebrated marathons. It’s a city that knows how to entertain, attract, and celebrate their athletes and officials. You will not be disappointed with what the city has to offer.
Past Conventions that were held in New Brunswick, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Kitchener, and Toronto have set the standard for the 2013 event and we look to provide the same strength and notoriety in Hamilton!
What you will find at the Convention
• Renewed/New acquaintances
• Seminar presentations
• Legendary Personalities
• International officials
• Companion package
• Indicator Club Banquet
• Great accommodations
• Host Hospitality
You can count on the Hamilton Blue Convention to once again exceed your expectations as Cris and Mitch, along with the 2013 Softball Canada Blue Convention Organizing Committee, will make this Blue Convention one to remember!
The umpiring fraternity in Ontario is ramping up the preparations for the convention and will be online in the next month with our interactive and informative website. There have been vast discussions and debate regarding presentations, speakers, rule interpretation forums, ISF personal, promotional items, hospitality events, entertainment, and companion ventures. Feel free to send in your feedback and ideas via the website contact.
Blue Convention 2013 apparel and paraphernalia will be available through our site and on your Softball Exam application (Ontario).
The Blue Convention Logo was created through strong input and guidance of our Ontario officials with special mention to our newly appointed ISF Official and past Blue Convention presenter (and newly appointed Blue Convention Finance Committee chair) Steve Doyle.
You can count on the Softball Ontario umpires and 2013 Softball Canada Blue Convention Organizing Committee to provide all officials and their guests across the nation and abroad an outstanding 2013 Blue Convention. Under the leadership of Cristine Fader and Mitch Zuk, the vision of the 2013 Convention is to provide a venue that will progress and evaluate the state of officiating while encouraging the collegial atmosphere that can always be found on the blue team.
Save the date and make your preparations to attend the 2013 Blue Convention. Keep your eyes peeled for news updates on our progress and what we have in store for Blue Easter.
You can book through the central reservations line by calling 905-528-3451 and mention Code “Umpire Blue Convention – Softball Canada” OR on-line group code “UBU”.
A reminder – reservations must be booked prior to the March 5th, 2013 cut-off date to guarantee the rate and a room. Guaranteed Room Rate of $105.00.