Vancouver Canadians: Hall of Fame Week 2

Comments 65 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This summer I have partnered with the Vancouver Canadians and the BC Sports Hall of Fame for a couple of exciting opportunities. We’re highlighting Hall of Fame inductees and offering up the chance for a reader (and nine friends) to attend a Canadians game. On top of that, the winner of my contest gets to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Canadians game. My first winner threw out a pitch at last Monday’s game and this week’s winner will get the same opportunity on Saturday, July 2nd.

Featured BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductees: Helen and Margaret Callaghan
Hometown Vancouver
Inducted 2008 in the “Pioneer” category
Biography Vancouver sisters Helen and Margaret Callaghan sparkled on the ball diamonds of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s and later a PBS documentary on their baseball careers became the basis for the well-known Hollywood film, “A League of Their Own”.

They were called “diamond daisies,” who played in a Glamour league in ballparks across America. But they were tough as nails and weren’t afraid to “hit the dirt in a skirt.”

And a couple of bright northern lights, Vancouver sisters Helen and Margaret Callaghan, were among the best. Read their complete BC Sports Hall of Fame listing.

You can read and learn about amazing sports pioneers and stars on the BC Sports Hall of Fame website and be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s how you can enter to win 10 tickets as well as the chance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday, July 2nd when the Canadians take on the Eugene Emeralds.

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  • I want to throw out the first pitch & win 10 tickets to see @VanCanadians thanks to @BCSportsHall & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 5:00pm. The winner will need to confirm their attendance by 5:00pm June 30th in order to win/claim their prize due to the short timing of this contest.

    Individual Canadians game tickets in the reserved grandstand start at just $12.50.

    Update The winner is KarenShannon (comment, June 24) – Rob!

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    1. Doug MakaroffFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 12:57pm PDT

      Yeah, I used to go to Canadian games and thre was this great open bbq. Everyone just brought their own meat and bbq’d it up. Great games too

    2. Jonathan ReimerFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 12:59pm PDT

      Thanks for including a Pioneer inductee in your C’s profiles!

    3. donFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 1:03pm PDT

      as long as there’s no crying in baseball

    4. MikeFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 1:06pm PDT

      I’m so happy to see the Canadians and Blue Jays working together. It’s always such a fantastic time to go to Nat Bailey and cheer on the C’s – and I look forward to doing it more this season!

    5. ParkerFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 1:10pm PDT

      I’ve never been to a game there and have vowed this is the year to cheer on the Canadians at Nat Bailey!!

    6. Jordan ChongFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 2:27pm PDT

      The C’s should play a tribute game to them all wearing skirts.

    7. ColleenFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

      GO Canadians!! I’d love to throw a first pitch!!!

    8. KevinFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 2:32pm PDT

      I got a rocket arm and have been known to cheer with authority. Hope I win!

    9. JannaFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 2:45pm PDT

      I’d love to relive my childhood dreams of baseball glory and throw out the first pitch!


    10. Annie JensenFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:00pm PDT

      I’m not sure I’d be able to make the ball reach the batter, but what a fun chance!

    11. SarahFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:08pm PDT

      It would be so cool to throw the first pitch!!

    12. Lawrence LuaFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:16pm PDT

      Hockey season is over, so time to enjoy the great outdoors!

    13. JessicaFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

      I live nearby but have not been to a game. This would be fun!

    14. MarinaFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:51pm PDT

      This would be a brilliant way to get to spend some time with my family! All we did in the summer when I was a kid was go to C’s games (cheap tickets from Safeway!) and hang out at Queen Elizabeth park…

    15. LauraFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 3:57pm PDT

      The Canadian’s are big part of my family. We go as a family all the time.

    16. ValFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 4:12pm PDT

      We’d love to come out – my 12 yr and 9 yr girls will do the throwing!

    17. LeslieFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

      love that line “hit the dirt in a skirt”

    18. FionaFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 4:36pm PDT

      What an awesome opportunity! That would thrill my boys!

    19. KarenFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 7:06pm PDT

      My husband and I used to frequent the Canadians games when we first moved here. Since my son was born we got him involved in baseball from the time he was 5 years old right up until last year he played on AAA teams and won MVP several times. He is now 20 and does not play organized ball anymore. We miss it and would love to spend a few summer nights or weekend at the Ball Park again!!

    20. LindsayFriday, June 24th, 2011 — 9:02pm PDT

      My husband would love this, we went opening day and go frequently throughout the seasons..its good local entertainment 🙂

    21. MicheleSaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 12:45am PDT

      Great to pay tribute to the women of baseball…they know how to throw like girl…strong and on target, no different from a boy!

    22. KristynSaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 10:26am PDT

      still dreaming of that opening pitch, even got myself a coach!

    23. JenniferSaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 11:36am PDT

      Good stuff!

    24. AndySaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

      Oh I would like to watch my 4 year throw the first pitch. She’s been going since she was a baby.

    25. Kelly ManSaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 3:04pm PDT

      it would be awesome if i won

    26. taniaSaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 11:04pm PDT

      What a ball that would be!

    27. rinoSaturday, June 25th, 2011 — 11:05pm PDT

      Take me out to the ball game!

    28. MitchSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

      The C’s are off to a great start.I’ve been to 2 games so far and always have a blast with junior. I’m your man!

    29. GarrettSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT

      I love going to Canadian Games!

    30. TeresaSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

      That would be a unique experience!

    31. ChristinaSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

      I’ve never attended a Canadian Game!
      To attempt throwing out a first pitch would be hysterical for all viewing me.
      I’m always up for a good laugh 🙂

    32. Lori-Vancouver BCSunday, June 26th, 2011 — 7:34pm PDT

      Count me in:)

    33. DarcySunday, June 26th, 2011 — 7:36pm PDT

      What an experience that would be!

    34. RobMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

      As a youth baseball coach, I really enjoy the game, and it would be awesome to take my son out to the Nat to throw out the first pitch at a game!

    35. MaryMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      I’ve never been to a Canadians game before!

    36. BrendaMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 11:08am PDT

      Have always been a big fan of baseball & love the Canadians games! This would be too much fun!

    37. RebeccaMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 11:31am PDT

      I’ve never been to a Canadians game and would love to go!

    38. JoannaMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 3:17pm PDT

      Going to my first Canadians game tomorrow night….looking forward to meeting Roberto Alomar!

    39. MikeMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 3:20pm PDT

      C’mon contest win! I want to embarass myself by showing Nat Bailey how bad I can throw 🙂

    40. MavMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 3:37pm PDT

      I sure can pitch.

    41. Angie DunniganMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 3:50pm PDT

      A League of their own is one of the best movies. ever!

    42. JamieMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 4:05pm PDT

      Even better with the field maintenance guys’ dance!

    43. lizMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 4:39pm PDT

      Love the canadians baseball at the Nat,nothing says summer like lets play ball

    44. KatieMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

      A League of Their Own is one of my favourite movies! I love baseball and I love the Jays!

    45. carlyMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 8:40pm PDT

      ive never been to a game .. id love to go

    46. LauraMonday, June 27th, 2011 — 10:10pm PDT

      I haven’t been to a game since moving to the Mainland, but I’d love to start getting out and supporting local leagues. Thanks for having this contest Rebecca 🙂

    47. LauraBTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

      Nothing beats watching a game in the summer time!!

    48. KarlTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

      Go C’s!

    49. StephanieTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

      Would be great for my first Canadians game to be extra memorable.

    50. ShannonTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 12:50pm PDT

      Wow my bf would love this

    51. Michael KwanTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 1:17pm PDT

      Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a baseball game. This’d be great.

    52. MarkTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 1:32pm PDT

      love the nooners!

    53. KarenTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 3:55pm PDT

      I absolutely love this picture of the Callaghan sisters!!

      I went to my first Canadians game last summer and it was so much fun. It was lovely to see so many families coming out on a weekday to catch a fun game and meet others from the community!

    54. RyanTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

      always wanted to throw out a first pitch, and what better ballpark than the Nat!

    55. Michelle W.Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 4:09pm PDT

      Love baseball! Can’t wait!

    56. stephanieTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

      Would be an amazing experience for my first baseball game! Go Canadians Go!

    57. KynanTuesday, June 28th, 2011 — 8:05pm PDT

      I would like to throw the first pitch because I know some day I will be playing for or against the Vancouver Canadians! So please let me take the first step in this journey!

    58. JennWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 8:16am PDT

      I’m proud to throw like a girl.

    59. MercedesWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

      I haven’t been to a game since I was a kid; going with a group of friends would be such a fun summer highlight!

    60. TrevorWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:26pm PDT

      Gotta love a live baseball game in the summer

    61. Amanda CheungWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:34pm PDT

      I’ve been to one Canadians game my entire life and I had so much fun! Would love to go to another game! 🙂

    62. ViolaWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 12:59pm PDT

      I’ve lived in Vancouver my whole life (28 years) and I’ve never gone to a Canadians game (or Nat Bailey Stadium for that matter)! Very cool

    63. IvyWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 1:21pm PDT

      Went to a game last year. Would love to go again this time around!

    64. WarwickWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 2:28pm PDT

      I need to win this amazing prize…..such good times

    65. LloydWednesday, June 29th, 2011 — 4:39pm PDT

      I’ve never been to a Vancouver Canadians game yet – but would love to!

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