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Greetings from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – host of the 2012 Baseball Canada Pee Wee Western Championship.
Planning is well underway to ensure that everyone attending this Championship Tournament will have an enjoyable experience during their time in Saskatoon. Please review carefully the following details regarding the tournament to ensure that your visit to Saskatoon will be a memorable one.
If you have questions or require further information, feel free to contact the host committee.
TEAMS (Players, Coaches and Team Officials)
Teams must arrive in Saskatoon by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012.
Activities are being planned for teams on Wednesday, August 22, including practice times, a Welcome Supper and a Home Run Derby. Details will be sent to the participating teams once the teams have been determined.
Host hotels for the 2012 Baseball Canada Pee Wee AAA Western Championship are
RADISSON HOTEL SASKATOON INN
405 20th Street E. 2002 Airport Drive
Saskatoon SK Saskatoon SK
For team bookings, contact
Annette Richens Hannah Reimer
The Radisson Hotel is located in downtown Saskatoon while the Saskatoon Inn is located near the airport. Both hotels are within a 15-20 minute drive of the ball park. These hotels will provide group rates on request (quote National Pee Wee Western Championship when contacting the hotel).
The Saskatoon Inn is holding the largest number of rooms for team bookings. Rooms at this hotel are $134 per night (4-person occupancy) and a complimentary breakfast is provided.
(Transportation will only be offered to teams, umpires and tournament officials.)
Teams and officials flying into the Saskatoon Airport (John G. Diefenbaker International Airport) will be picked up and transported to their accommodation. Return transportation will be provided on your departure.
Transportation, as required, will be provided for players, coaches and other team officials, and umpires and tournament officials between the ball field and the host hotels only.
All games will be played at the Geoff Hughes Baseball Complex, 1306 Fletcher Road, Saskatoon. This complex contains three fields, the Ed Bryant, Volunteer and Joe Zeman Fields. The ball park has washrooms and a concession. The phone number at the park is 306-955-4996.
For directions to the park, click here.
Practice time on the fields will be available on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 22, and lon the morning of Thursday, August 23 (until 11 am), and in the batting cages during the tournament. A schedule will be prepared and provided to each team. Bookings for time in the batting cages during the tournament should be made through the Tournament Site Director.
Saskatoon Minor Baseball will be hosting a Welcome Supper for all teams including players and officials at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, at the J.F. Cairns Ball Field (click here for location), a five-minute walk from the Geoff Hughes Baseball Complex. There will be a nominal cost for teams, their parents and supporters. The attendance of all players and coaches is requested. Pre-order forms will be sent to each team once the teams are known.
A Home Run Derby on Volunteer Field will follow the Welcome Supper. Details of this competition will also be sent to all teams.
The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. on Joe Zeman Field. All teams, umpires and officials are expected to participate and are asked to be at the ball park by 3:30 p.m.
The Pre-Championship Meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, at Cairns Field.
Each team is permitted to send two (2) representatives per team and their provincial representative.
Umpires should arrive in Saskatoon by 3:00 p.m. on August 22, 2012. Transportation will be provided to and from the airport and during the tournament. The Umpire Relations Director is Ed Bryant (email@example.com)
Umpires are invited to attend the Welcome Supper at 6:00 p.m. at J.F. Cairns Field.
Accommodation for Umpires has been arranged at the Radisson Hotel. There will be two umpires per room. Accommodations are available and paid for by the host committees from August 22 to August 28 (6 nights). If departing prior to August 28, please advise the Umpire Relations Director.
Umpires will receive a Meal Per Diem from the Host Committee at the Pre-Championship Meeting which will be held at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, at the Radisson Hotel.
Individual umpires must arrange and cover costs for earlier arrival and later departures. Contact information the Radisson Hotel is below (please quote National Pee Wee Westerns Umpires when making your reservations):
Hotel contact information:
For guests accompanying the teams, the Radisson Hotel and the Saskatoon Inn are the official host hotels for the tournament. Blocks of rooms for the tournament have been reserved at each hotel and it is recommended that to get the best rates you reserve your rooms as part of your team booking.
If reserving rooms independently, quote National Pee Wee Westerns Family Block when making your reservation.
The Radisson cost is $139.00 for a standard room with two queen beds (double occupancy) or a corner queen room with a double pull-out sofa bed (double occupancy). King rooms with or without a double pull-out sofa bed are $159.00 (double occupancy); **stand up showers only in this room**. These rates are available until August 1, 2012.
To make your booking, call 306-665-3322 OR the toll free reservations line at 1-800-333-3333.
Schoolchild (10-15 yrs) $10.00
Single Day/Game Pass
Schoolchild (10-15 yrs) $ 5.00
Children 9 and under are free.
Tournament passes go on sale August 1 and may be pre-ordered (see contact information below) or purchased at the ball park.
Complimentary Passes for teams and officials will be distributed at the pre-tournament meetings.
Phone: 306-652-5484 or 306-220-5544
Phone: 306-652-5484 or 306-220-5544
Phone: 306-373-0962 or 306-227-2130 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament Web Site: www.baseball.ca/peeweewestern
City of Saskatoon Web Site: www.saskatoon.ca
Tourism Saskatoon Web Site: www.saskatoontourism.com