Prince Albert, Sask. awaits the 2023 U15 Boy’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships

Prince Albert, Sask. awaits the 2023 U15 Boy’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championships

11 April 2023 Emma Lindblad

The 2023 Canadian Championships are fast approaching, with nine different cities playing host to the crowning of this year’s Canadian Champions. Throughout the next six months, we will be highlighting these host cities and all they have to offer when August comes around.

Next event up is Prince Albert, Sask., who will be hosting the U15 Boy’s Canadian Fast Pitch Championship from August 9-13, at Max Power Ball Park in Prime Minister’s Park. Prince Albert is no stranger to hosting softball events, having previously hosted the Junior (U19) Men’s Softball World Cup back in 2018, where Canada finished fourth. The city was recently awarded the 2024 WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup Group Stage and the 2025 World Cup Finals.

Many upgrades have been made to the ballpark in the last five years – Rotary Diamond (the main diamond), was built to host the 2018 U19 Men’s World Cup, and Kinsmen Diamond (the secondary diamond) was extended to 250’ to meet regulations.  

The Prince Albert Astros will be the host team for this year’s event. Last year, the U15 Astros travelled to Wilmot, Ontario for the Canadian Championships and placed fifth.  

“The Prince Albert Astros are honoured to be chosen to host this year’s U15 Boy’s Canadian Championship. It will put a spotlight on softball in our province and our city, and hopefully encourage younger athletes to strive towards a higher level of play in their coming years,” said Nicole Finch, Host Committee Co-Chair. “Hosting big events is also a way to draw our community closer together with various volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.” 

If you’re looking for something to do away from the field, there’s lots of attractions in this vibrant city. The area is rich in recreation and leisure, which will be sure to make your down time away from the diamond worth it. Take a hike in Little Red River Park or get some fresh food at the Prince Albert Farmers’ Market. For more things to do and see, click here.

“Although we are a city, we have a small town feel where everybody knows everybody. Our community always pulls together, especially when it comes to the development of sport for our youth,” said Finch. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone and showcase our beautiful city and facilities.”