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Vancouver Canadians: Hall of Fame Week 2

Friday, June 24th, 2011 — 12:53pm PDT
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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!


    1. 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 Reimer says:

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

    3. don says:

      as long as there’s no crying in baseball

    4. Mike says:

      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. Parker says:

      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 Chong says:

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

    7. Colleen says:

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

    8. Kevin says:

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

    9. Janna says:

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


    10. Annie Jensen says:

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

    11. Sarah says:

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

    12. Lawrence Lua says:

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

    13. Jessica says:

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

    14. Marina says:

      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. Laura says:

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

    16. Val says:

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

    17. Leslie says:

      love that line “hit the dirt in a skirt”

    18. Fiona says:

      What an awesome opportunity! That would thrill my boys!

    19. Karen says:

      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. Lindsay says:

      My husband would love this, we went opening day and go frequently throughout the seasons..its good local entertainment ๐Ÿ™‚

    21. Michele says:

      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. Kristyn says:

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

    23. Jennifer says:

      Good stuff!

    24. Andy says:

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

    25. Kelly Man says:

      it would be awesome if i won

    26. tania says:

      What a ball that would be!

    27. rino says:

      Take me out to the ball game!

    28. Mitch says:

      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. Garrett says:

      I love going to Canadian Games!

    30. Teresa says:

      That would be a unique experience!

    31. Christina says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    32. Darcy says:

      What an experience that would be!

    33. Rob says:

      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!

    34. Mary says:

      I’ve never been to a Canadians game before!

    35. Brenda says:

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

    36. Rebecca says:

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

    37. Joanna says:

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

    38. Mike says:

      C’mon contest win! I want to embarass myself by showing Nat Bailey how bad I can throw ๐Ÿ™‚

    39. Mav says:

      I sure can pitch.

    40. Angie Dunnigan says:

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

    41. Jamie says:

      Even better with the field maintenance guys’ dance!

    42. liz says:

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

    43. Katie says:

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

    44. carly says:

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

    45. Laura says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    46. LauraB says:

      Nothing beats watching a game in the summer time!!

    47. Stephanie says:

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

    48. Shannon says:

      Wow my bf would love this

    49. Michael Kwan says:

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

    50. Mark says:

      love the nooners!

    51. Karen says:

      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!

    52. Ryan says:

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

    53. Michelle W. says:

      Love baseball! Can’t wait!

    54. stephanie says:

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

    55. Kynan says:

      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!

    56. Jenn says:

      I’m proud to throw like a girl.

    57. Mercedes says:

      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!

    58. Trevor says:

      Gotta love a live baseball game in the summer

    59. Amanda Cheung says:

      I’ve been to one Canadians game my entire life and I had so much fun! Would love to go to another game! ๐Ÿ™‚

    60. Viola says:

      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

    61. Ivy says:

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

    62. Warwick says:

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

    63. Lloyd says:

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

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