Surrey, B.C. excited to host Men’s and Master Men’s Canadian Championships for the first time

Surrey, B.C. excited to host Men’s and Master Men’s Canadian Championships for the first time

20 July 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 past six months, we have been highlighting these host cities and all they have to offer when August comes around.

The eighth event on the list is the 2023 Men’s and Master Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship from August 30-September 3, 2023, at Softball City in Surrey, B.C. The event is expected to draw up to 20 teams and 250 athletes on Labour Day weekend.

This year’s Men’s host team will be the Sooke Loggers and the host team for the Master Men’s will be the Kelowna House of Floors Intallers.

“This is a tremendous honour for our Organizing Committee, and we are thrilled to host this event,” said Committee Chair, Greg Timm. “Winning this bid is recognition of the significant legacy of premier national and international tournaments hosted at Softball City over the past decade.”

This will be the first time the 2023 Men’s and Master Men’s Canadian Championships will be held in British Columbia since 2006 when it was held in Prince George.

Softball City, known as one of North America’s premier softball and slo-pitch sporting complexes, is equipped a full-service sports and entertainment facility, four championship caliber softball diamonds, as well as an indoor restaurant and outdoor patios. The complex is operated by Canadian Amateur Sport Society (CASS), a not-for-profit organization. Softball City is also home to the Canada Cup International Softball Championship, an annual international female fastpitch competition.

Just 35 minutes from Vancouver, you are sure to find something to do that will suit everyone in your group. If you’re looking to unwind from the stress of the tournament, take in some whale watching from downtown Vancouver. Hop aboard an 80-foot catamaran and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these beautiful animals.  

If you’re not afraid of heights, then this one’s for you. Go and visit the peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain and experience a gondola ride that takes you 1,100 metres in eight minutes and offers jaw-dropping panoramic views of Vancouver and the surrounding areas.

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