Vancouver Canadians: Hall of Fame Week 2by
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
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.
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
Karen – Shannon (comment, June 24) – Rob!
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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
Thanks for including a Pioneer inductee in your C’s profiles!
as long as there’s no crying in baseball
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!
I’ve never been to a game there and have vowed this is the year to cheer on the Canadians at Nat Bailey!!
The C’s should play a tribute game to them all wearing skirts.
GO Canadians!! I’d love to throw a first pitch!!!
I got a rocket arm and have been known to cheer with authority. Hope I win!
I’d love to relive my childhood dreams of baseball glory and throw out the first pitch!
I’m not sure I’d be able to make the ball reach the batter, but what a fun chance!
It would be so cool to throw the first pitch!!
Hockey season is over, so time to enjoy the great outdoors!
I live nearby but have not been to a game. This would be fun!
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…
The Canadian’s are big part of my family. We go as a family all the time.
We’d love to come out – my 12 yr and 9 yr girls will do the throwing!
love that line “hit the dirt in a skirt”
What an awesome opportunity! That would thrill my boys!
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!!
My husband would love this, we went opening day and go frequently throughout the seasons..its good local entertainment 🙂
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!
still dreaming of that opening pitch, even got myself a coach!
Oh I would like to watch my 4 year throw the first pitch. She’s been going since she was a baby.
it would be awesome if i won
What a ball that would be!
Take me out to the ball game!
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!
I love going to Canadian Games!
That would be a unique experience!
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 🙂
Count me in:)
What an experience that would be!
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!
I’ve never been to a Canadians game before!
Have always been a big fan of baseball & love the Canadians games! This would be too much fun!
I’ve never been to a Canadians game and would love to go!
Going to my first Canadians game tomorrow night….looking forward to meeting Roberto Alomar!
C’mon contest win! I want to embarass myself by showing Nat Bailey how bad I can throw 🙂
I sure can pitch.
A League of their own is one of the best movies. ever!
Even better with the field maintenance guys’ dance!
Love the canadians baseball at the Nat,nothing says summer like lets play ball
A League of Their Own is one of my favourite movies! I love baseball and I love the Jays!
ive never been to a game .. id love to go
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 🙂
Nothing beats watching a game in the summer time!!
Would be great for my first Canadians game to be extra memorable.
Wow my bf would love this
Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a baseball game. This’d be great.
love the nooners!
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!
always wanted to throw out a first pitch, and what better ballpark than the Nat!
Love baseball! Can’t wait!
Would be an amazing experience for my first baseball game! Go Canadians Go!
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!
I’m proud to throw like a girl.
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!
Gotta love a live baseball game in the summer
I’ve been to one Canadians game my entire life and I had so much fun! Would love to go to another game! 🙂
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
Went to a game last year. Would love to go again this time around!
I need to win this amazing prize…..such good times
I’ve never been to a Vancouver Canadians game yet – but would love to!