The Blue Convention is a major event for umpires organized by Softball Canada every three years. Officials of ALL levels from across the country (and internationally) meet to discuss a variety of topics and participate in a series of workshops to learn and improve their umpiring skills.

The event attracts the top presenters from across the country and the world, discussing interesting topics that are designed to attract both Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch umpires.

Start planning now to attend! Hook up with a buddy and share accommodations! Bring a fellow official along! Invite an umpire from the USA or some other country! Workshops are geared to be useful for the rookie umpire right through to the elite umpire. Guest speakers are always entertaining and informative.


Blue Convention Home Page

The 2023 Blue Convention will take place April 7-9, 2023.


Here's the reservation link guests can use to make reservations: 

Book your group rate for Softball Canada

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

*No refunds after March 15.

Event Summary:

Softball Canada
Start Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
End Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Last Day to Book HOTEL RESERVATIONS AT THE AMAZING RATE OF $109: Saturday, March 4, 2023

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 

  • Delta Hotels Winnipeg for 109 CAD per night

Purchase Recording

Proceed to Checkout

*No refunds after March 15.


Anjo the Moose was created to celebrate the Canadian Softball Team's historic Tokyo 2020 bronze medal. The city of Anjo, Japan was host to the Canadian Women's National Softball Team and holds a special place in our heart.

PRE-ORDER your very own Anjo stuffed moose ahead of the Softball Canada Blue Convention by purchasing below. Softball Canada will distribute the stuffies at the Blue Convention in Winnipeg.


Scan for Transportation / Companion Program

HISTORY - Blue Convention Locations

2023 - Winnipeg, Man.
2019 - Montréal, Que.
2016 - Vancouver, B.C.
2013 - Hamilton, Ont.
2010 - Regina, Sask.
2007 - Quebec City, Que.
2005 - Calgary, Alta.
2003 - Kitchener/Waterloo, Ont.
2001 - Fredericton, N.B.
1999 - Richmond, B.C.
1997 -  Toronto, Ont.