Softball Canada Names Nine New Level V Umpires

Softball Canada Names Nine New Level V Umpires

2 October 2017 Gilles LeBlanc

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Ottawa, Ont. - Softball Canada is pleased to announce that nine umpires have received their Level V certification in 2017. Level V is the highest level in in the National Officials Certification Program and was earned as a result of outstanding performance at the 2017 Canadian Championships.

New Level V Fast Pitch umpires are:

First Name Last Name Hometown
Marni Bodnarchuk Langley, B.C.
Sarah-Ève Jacob Gatineau, Que.
Adam Hook Barrie, Ont.
Jennifer Keller-Nelson Cobourg, Ont.
Valerie Pelleck Winnipeg, Man.
Lesley Pipher Uxbridge, Ont.
Justin Van Horn Chatham, Ont.

New Level V Slo-Pitch umpires are:

First Name Last Name Hometown
Gary Barnes Leduc, Alta.
Jeff Butler Greenwich, N.S.

 “Softball Canada prides itself on producing world class officials, and we are proud that these umpires will now be identified as amongst the best we have to offer.” notes National Director of Umpires Jeff Whipple. “Softball Canada umpires are in demand around the world and we look forward to having them represent our program both domestically and internationally.”

With Level V certification, these officials are now eligible to attend a WBSC certification seminar to qualify for international certification, allowing them to work World Championships, the Olympic Games and other international competitions.


For more information, please contact:

Donna Ozarko
Manager - Officials and Publications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3101