News and Announcements

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West Kelowna Minor Baseball would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2017 Baseball Season. Your generous donations will help make 2017 an exceptional year for Players, Coaches, Parents & Umpires.

- EMCO Plumbing & Heating (Platinum Sponsor)
- Chevy’s Source For Sports (Gold Sponsor)
- Kelowna Lincoln Ford (Gold Sponsor)
- Valley Lift Truck Services (Gold Sponsor)
- The Pain Clinic (Silver Sponsor)
- Maxmar Renovations (Silver Sponsor)

Opening Day Set for April 23.

Posted by West Kelowna Minor Baseball at Apr 9, 2017 8:27AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The 2017 West Kelowna Minor Baseball opening day has been set for April 23.. The Ceremonies will take place on the Boucherie Main Diamond at 12 noon. The Ceremonies will include Opening comments, the introduction of the WK executives and volunteers, the singing of Oh Canada, and the annual introduction of teams and parade of the teams on to the field. Each of the players will receive a hot dog and drink afterward. Following the ceremonies, on the main diamond, the West Kelowna Dbacks 18U AAA team will be playing a game against the Richmond Chuckers in a

BC Baseball College Prep league game.
As well as the game on the main diamond, games are planned all day for the three baseball diamonds starting at approx. 9am.
There will be used equipment and uniforms available for sale at a good price.
We look forward to seeing everyone out there.
For information or if you have any questions
7U division contact – Marlon Zaleschuck – marlon.zaleschuk@gmail.com
9U division contact- Cyrstal Devries- emailcrystaldevries@gmail.com
11U division contact- Shawn Vodarek- centerline@nucleus.com
13U division contact- Nigel Mandau-na.mandau@shaw.ca
15U division contact – Don Klettke-djklettke@telus.net
18U division contact- Don Klettke-djklettke@telus.net

Below are the 2017 BCBUA Central Okanagan Umpire Clinics. Registration and instructions can be found on the BCBUA.ca website. (Please note: payment to BCBUA by credit card is required at time of registration)

Level 1 (Wednesdays)

April 5 6:00-9:00pm Edith Gay Clubhouse

April 12 5:30-7:30pm TBA

April 19 5:30-7:30pm TBA

Level 1 (Tuesdays)

April 11 6:00-9:00pm Edith Gay Clubhouse

April 18 5:30-7:30pm TBA

April 25 5:30-7:30pm TBA

Level 2 (Mondays)

April 3 6:00-9:00pm Edith Gay Clubhouse

April 10 5:30-7:30pm TBA

April 17 5:30-7:30pm TBA

Level 2 (Thursdays)

April 6 6:00-9:00pm Edith Gay Clubhouse

April 20 5:30-7:30pm TBA

April 27 5:30-7:30pm TBA

All three sessions must be attended; however you may attend on different evenings.

Other clinics nearby are as follows:

March 11 in Vernon (Level 1 & 2)

March 18 in Revelstoke (Level 1)

April 2 in Kamloops (Level 1 & 2)

April 8 in Penticton (Level 1 & 2)

Any questions may be directed to Darcy Rysz, drysz@shaw.ca.

For all 18U Players interested in trying out for the 2017 College Prep Team please see the attached a document with the details.

The document West Kelowna 2017 College Prep Tryout informantion was attached to this post.

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West Kelowna Minor Baseball is proud to announce Jesse McKay has been recognized as BC Baseball Association’s “Outstanding Female Athlete” for 2016. Jesse was presented the award at the recent BC Baseball Awards Luncheon which was held at the Langley Event Center in conjunction with the BC Baseballs Annual Coaching Convention. Marty van der Loos and Rob Ross coaches of the National Selects 16U Team gave Jesse her award.
McKay has been a part of the Girls program since 2013 and is a power pitcher and hitter who can hit the long ball … but also hit for average.*
Jesse has gotten better with every year and her hard work has paid off when she was invited to a Team Canada prospects camp in 2016.*
McKay has also become a great mentor for the younger girls and has the competitive drive and a willingness to learn what’s need to be successful at the highest level, making coming to the ballpark a pleasure.*
There is no doubt she will be successful in her future endeavors on the ballfield and will be missed by her past coaches and teammates.*
The Board of Directors would like to congratulate Jesse on her accomplishment.