Welcome to the home of the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championships presented by Canadian Western Homes and hosted by the Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club.
NOVA SCOTIA ARE THE 2005 SENIOR MEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
On behalf of the membership of Baseball Canada, I am pleased to welcome all participating teams to this Baseball Canada Senior Championship. The tournament committee has put a great deal of time and effort into preparation for this event to ensure that your stay will be a very enjoyable one. I feel confident that all players, coaches and officials will return to their provinces with many good memories of Kamloops and a successful championship.
I thank the tournament committee and the city of Kamloops for hosting this prestigious event and wish you every success in this endeavour.
Finally, I take this opportunity to wish all participants safe travel and a very enjoyable and rewarding baseball experience.
Message du président...
Aux noms des membres de Baseball Canada, je suis heureux de vous souhaiter la bienvenue à tous les participants à cette édition du championnat Senior de Baseball Canada. Le comité organisateur a travaillé pendant plusieurs heures dans la préparation de cet événement pour s'assurer que votre séjour soit agréable. Je suis confiant que les joueurs, entraîneurs et arbitres retourneront dans leurs provinces respectives avec plusieurs souvenirs mémorables de ce championnat et de leur passage à Kamloops.
J'aimerais remercier le comité organisateur et la Ville de Kamloops pour l'organisation de cet événement d'importance et je vous souhaite tous les succès mérités.
Finalement, j'aimerais prendre cette opportunité pour souhaiter un bon championnat à tous les participants et que cette expérience demeure un souvenir mémorable.
Welcome to the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championship! Your host committee has been working very hard to ensure your stay in Kamloops is a memorable one. From the start of this endeavor the City of Kamloops has worked side by side with the organizing committee to ensure the needs of this tournament are not only met but surpassed. It is because of this partnership that we are confident your stay with us will be enjoyable.
In 2002 the Kamloops City Council moved from being known as the Tournament Capital of British Columbia and declared itself the Tournament Capital of Canada. The City then went about securing this claim by declaring 2003 The Year of the Tournament. That year, Kamloops hosted 90 major tournaments. However, Kamloops’ commitment to success did not end there. In 2003 Kamloops residents voted to spend 36.7 million dollars on new and existing sporting facilities. That amount has recently been supplemented by the BC Provincial Government to the tune of 6 million dollars. From August 25th-28th, 2005 Kamloops will showcase their facilities, specifically, over one million dollars in renovations to Norbroc Stadium, the site of the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championship. You can click on the photos link for some great shots of the Norbroc Stadium construction site. We will keep this section updated so you can follow the progress. We know you will be impressed!
As you navigate through this web site you will find information on the City of Kamloops, the Championship, facilities, accommodations and many other interesting facts. One thing that visitors should pay particular attention to is the weather. Kamloops is described as being semi desert and as such, can reach temperatures in the low 40's. In 2003 Statistics Canada conducted a weather survey of Cities in Canada. Kamloops placed 1st for hottest summers, 2nd for driest City and 2nd for warmest spring. More recently, the average temperature for May of 2005 was 24.2 C, with a high of 36.5 degrees C on May 29th. Translation, prepare for the heat!
The organizing committee is well aware of the environmental factors that may pose difficulty for some teams and for that reason we have taken the necessary steps to help make sure the sun is less of a factor. With the new design, dressing rooms have direct access into the dugouts so players can escape for a cool retreat between innings if the need arises. We will also ensure there are plenty of fluids available for the teams during games. Please do your part and become familiar with the sunstroke precautions by clicking on the link in the handouts section.
We would also like to draw your attention to the Canadian Baseball facts and trivia link, found in the handouts section. Credit goes to Tony Parker on a job well done! Tony is a local baseball enthusiast with great knowledge of the game and an obvious passion for its’ roots. There’s some great information in this section.
I would also encourage all visitors to check out the City of Kamloops web site in the links section. There you can find information on recreational activities to enjoy while you are in the City. Our goal is to make this experience enjoyable during and between games. With that in mind, we invite you to send any questions you may have to our committee.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Kamloops. We’re looking forward to your arrival!
Canadian Western Homes Named Presenting Sponsor of 2005 Senior National Championship
(August 20th, 2004)
The Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club announced yesterday that Canadian Western Homes has been named the Presenting Sponsor for the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championship, to be held in Kamloops from August 25- 28th, 2005.
Canadian Western Homes is a local company that is located at 906 Yellowhead Highway in Kamloops, B.C. They specialize in modular and manufactured homes by SRI, Canada’s largest home builder. The company wanted to become involved in the local community and felt that the 2005 Senior Nationals would be a great fit. As such, they have come on board as the Presenting Sponsor.
Modular home are a great investment for any investor and Canadian Western Homes would like to bring attention to some of those advantages.
Wide Selection A variety of floor plans to choose from along with a selection of contemporary options and colour choices.
Consistent Quality "In house" quality control inspection and testing to ensure compliance with codes - no requirement for site inspection of factory work and no waiting.
Reduced Costs Both purchasing and financing costs are reduced, with only one invoice to pay.
Full Service & Warranty Our homes are backed with a seven year structural warranty and qualified service personnel to look after you.
Controlled Environment Homes are built indoors using modern equipment and techniques by qualified craftsmen/builders in a weather controlled environment.
Purchasing Ease We will look after every aspect of purchasing your new home from arranging financing, to placing the order, to delivery and set up.
Short Time Period Within weeks of your order, you are living comfortably in your brand new modular home!
The Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club would like to thank Canadian Western Homes for their support of the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championship.
Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club Receives Major Boost From 2010 LegaciesNow
(April 15th, 2004)
The Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club received a major financial boost in support of the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championships. Yesterday, the 2010 LegaciesNow Hosting BC program announced an investment of $226,000 in 16 communities across the Province to assists in hosting 16 major sporting events in 2005 and 2006. The Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club were named to this list and as such, received major funding for the 2005 Championship, to be held in Kamloops, B.C. from August 25th to August 28th, 2005.
"The events supported by the first round of HostingBC funds have been a tremendous success throughout the province," said Marion Lay, president and CEO, 2010 LegaciesNow. "By continuing to provide this type of funding, we can assist more communities develop their legacies leading up to 2010 and help B.C. become the number one sport tourism destination in Canada." The HostingBC program is part of 2010 LegaciesNow efforts to maximize the number of events prior to and post 2010 as well as to build on British Columbia’s reputation as a premier sport event hosting destination.
"The HostingBC grant by 2010 LegaciesNow gives us the ability to host a World Championship in our community which will feature the very best Olympic and Paralympic sailors," said Ron Rubadeau, event coordinator for the World Trapseat 16 Championship. "This event is a unique opportunity to not only feature elite sailors, but will assist in the development of large numbers of volunteers and officials in our community that will positively impact the sailing movement in our community for decades to come."
HostingBC has been designed to provide funding to organizations throughout all British Columbia communities interested in staging single sport, Senior National Championships and World Cup level events with an emphasis on winter Olympic and Paralympic sports.
"This grant will play a significant role in ensuring the success of our World Cup, and will allow our Canadian athletes to compete on home ground at the final event in our qualifying process for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games," said Tom McIllfaterick, CEO, Canadian Snowboard Association. "It will also ensure that we can provide athlete services at the high level required for elite international competitors."
HostingBC is designed to support the hosting of national and international sport events that will provide opportunities to facilitate sport, economic, social and community development within British Columbia. Applications for the next round of funding are available on the 2010 LegaciesNow web site – www.2010LegaciesNow.com
2010 LegaciesNow is a not-for-profit society that works in partnership with community organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), the private sector and all levels of government to develop sustainable legacies in sport & recreation, arts, literacy, and volunteerism. 2010 LegaciesNow actively assists communities discover and create unique and inclusive social and economic opportunities leading up to, during and beyond the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. For more information visit www.2010legaciesnow.com .
The Kamloops Black Sox Baseball Club would like to thank 2010LegaciesNow for recognizing their efforts to make the 2005 Baseball Canada Senior Championship a huge success.