The OWBL held their annual general meeting tonight. We’d like to welcome the newly inducted 2017 OWBL executive. Familiar faces were joined by a couple of new ones this year. Your 2017 executive consists of:
- President: Kylie O’Donnell
- Women’s Convener: Shawna-Marie Harper
- Vice President: Kim McElcheran
- Treasurer: Alana McKinley
- Past President: Healy Thompson
- Secretary: Dana Bookman
- Social Media Coordinator: Andrea Tristao
Currently, the following teams have committed to returning for the 2017 OWBL season: Annette (Coached by Gary O’Donnell, Paul McElcheran, Shirley O’Donnell), the Royal York Cardinals (Coached by Greg Harper), and the RY Bantam All-Stars (Coached by Peter Loukes and Cesar Rodriguez). We are always looking for new players and new teams so if you are interested in either playing or coaching, this is great opportunity to get involved in women’s baseball. Please contact us for more information at email@example.com
The OWBL and the Toronto Fusion will be hosting the 2017 Can-Am Challenge in Toronto, ON tentatively through July 15th to 17th. We look forward to another great international tournament in Toronto! More news to follow on the Can-Am Challenge 2017 in the upcoming weeks.
The OWBL’s rep team, the Toronto Fusion, are looking forward to another exciting season coached once again by Greg Harper and Gary O’Donnell. The Fusion plans to participate in the 2017 Baltimore Diamond Classic in Baltimore, MD (May 27-29), the 2017 Can-Am Challenge in Toronto (July 15–17), and Vero Beach, FL (November, TBD). Open tryouts for the Toronto Fusion are currently being held at indoor practices on Tuesday nights. Please contact us for tryout details.
Overall it was a very successful evening and we are all looking forward to an exciting 2017 season. Good luck!
A quick reminder that the Annual General Meeting is this Thursday February 23rd! It’s being held in the meeting room at the Ourland Community Centre at 7pm. Please come and join on us in the conversation about the upcoming 2017 OWBL Season!
The OWBL is very pleased to announce that OWBL Online Store is officially launched today! We are currently offering clothing, stationary and merchandise all OWBL branded. Head on over to www.owblstore.com to get yourself something today!
It’s that time of year again! We are looking forward to the upcoming baseball season! On Thursday, Feb 23rd we will be holding our Annual General Meeting, 7:00pm, location TBD. We really hope that many of you will come out and join the conversation about the future of your league. We need all the ideas we can get and have some exciting updates to share with you! Remember, this is your league and we want your input to make playing baseball in the OWBL the best experience possible for all of our players and coaches! Please pass this along to your teams, teammates and any others who may be interested in coming out on the 23rd (there will be pizza).
On Saturday, April 30th at Queensway Park, women from the Toronto Fusion are offering girls of all ages and experience levels the opportunity to participate in a free baseball clinic.
The morning clinic (9:00-12:00) will be geared towards girls born between 2006 and 2009. The afternoon clinic (1:00-4:00) will be for girls born between 2001 and 2005. Both clinics will include hitting, throwing, fielding, base-running, fly balls and pitching (where applicable). Optional lunch will be provided ($5 per person).
Register by April 25th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain date: Sunday, May 1st
Its that time of year again…we are looking forward to the upcoming baseball season!
On Thursday, Feb 4th we will be holding our Annual General Meeting, 7:00pm at 31 Oldham Road. We really hope that many of you will come out and join the conversation about the future of your league. We need all the ideas we can get and have some exciting updates to share with you!
Remember, this is your league and we want your input to make playing baseball in the OWBL the best experience possible for all of our players and coaches!
Please pass this along to your teams, teammates and any others who may be interested in coming out on the 4th (there will be pizza).
This past week the OWBL had four players represent the league at the Senior Women’s National Tournament in Saguenay, Québec (August 13-17th).
Royal York players Stephanie Iwasa and Valerie Bowering and Annette players Elizabeth Benn and Kylie O’Donnell played on Team Ontario 2. It was a great weekend of baseball that lead Team Ontario 2 to qualify for the Bronze medal game against Québec 1. Benn kept the team in the game for the first four innings before Québec 1 overpowered Ontario 2 to win the bronze medal.
Team Ontario 1 won the gold medal game against BC to claim the championship title.
Congratulations girls! We’re so proud of you!