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2008 21U (Junior) ChampionshipsDec 31-31   Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Participant Info

 

Baseball Canada Junior Championship
Charlottetown, PEI
August 13 – 19, 2008
 
 
TEAMS: (Players, Coaches, Team Officials)
 
1.                  Teams should be in Charlottetown by 4:00 PM, Wednesday August 13/08
 
2.                 Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island (PEI) and the “birthplace of Canada. A tourism destination, Charlottetown is extremely self-sufficient for its size (population for the greater Charlottetown area: 50,000). Within the city limits, residents find all the amenities common to urban centres, all within a 20 minute drive from one end of the city to the other. Air Canada/Air Nova, Westjet, Sunwing, Delta and Northwest Airlines all fly into the Charlottetown airport located, just 10 minutes from the downtown core. Because the tournament is taking place during the height of the summer tourism season, it is suggested that travel arrangements and accommodations ( Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, Rodd Royalty Inn and Suites, Rodd Confederation Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Delta Charlottetown, Best Western CharlottetownComfort Inn Charlottetown, Econo Lodge Charlottetown, The Great George, Holland College’s Glendenning Hall, Sherwood Inn & Motel, Holiday Island Motor Inn, 307 University AVE, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4M5, Telephone: (902) 892-4141, Facsimile: (902) 892-7491; Email: cormacdonald@hotmail.com                www.roddhotelsandresorts.com .                Ask most Islanders and they will tell you that Charlottetown is unique. What makes it so special, you might wonder. Small and compact, with a skyline that doesn’t even top the local church spire, it nestles along the scenic harbour front like some city from the past. The first time people see it, they often want to giggle. City, they think - it hardly qualifies as a town! Therein, of course, lies its charm, its uniqueness, its indefinable quality that lures people back time and time again.

            Rodd Hotels and Resorts is the host Hotel for the 2008 Canadian National Junior Baseball Championship. Any family members, friends and fans of the participating teams who are looking for accommodations in Charlottetown should contact either The Rodd Charlottetown, the Confederation Inn and Suites or the Rodd Royalty Inn and Suites to enquire about room availability. Tell the hotels that you are in Charlottetown for the tournament. You can reach them by phone at 902-892-7448 or toll free at 1-800-565-7633 or by e-mail at rodd@roddhotelsandresorts.com or visit their website at

 
With the size of a large town, yet the status of a capital city, Charlottetown offers small town friendliness and a relaxed atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair. Charlottetown combines all the charm of a hometown with the excitement of a large city. Where else can you explore a city completely by foot, yet choose from a number of cultural events for your evening’s entertainment. Enjoy quiet streetscapes, easy parking, unlimited opportunities for walking and a pleasant, unhurried air. Discover shops and art galleries to visit, seaside restaurants to indulge in, local music and live theatre, and a variety of old-world inns. Plus the city’s location in the heart of PEI makes it an ideal base to explore the rest of Prince Edward Island.

Charlottetown has progressively evolved into an increasingly dynamic city without sacrificing its historic charm, relaxed quality of life, or unique character that define it so well. In recent years, al fresco dining, waterfront development, outdoor festivals, and an architectural integrity to new construction have all contributed to making the city more interesting. The city is a perfect blend of urban excitement and country living, of cultured sophistication and Island mystique. Not only is Charlottetown a place you will want to visit again and again, it makes you want to live here.

 
3.                  The twenty-two members (18 players, three coaches and a Chef de’ Mission) of each visiting team will be staying at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) “Bernardine Hall” and the “New Residence” located on the south end of the campus along University Avenue. UPEI is located approximately 10 minutes from Memorial Field within Victoria Park, in downtown Charlottetown, and 15 minutes from McNeil Field in Stratford, just across the Hillsborough Bridge, which spans Charlottetown harbour..
 
For the first three nights (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 13 - 15, inclusive) of your stay players and team officials will be accommodated one person to one bed. From Saturday, August 16 to Monday, August 18, players from seven of the teams will be required to share a double bed (two players to a bed), as 24 basketball teams (12 mens’ and 12 women’s) from across Canada will be arriving on campus for the national under 17 basketball championships. Team officials will continued to be housed one person to one bed. Team members may be required to provide a credit card imprint at check in for any telephone calls and incidentals.
 
4.         Towels and soaps will be provided by UPEI to players and team officials staying on campus. Shampoo and other toiletries etc. will be the responsibility of players and team officials.
 
5.         Team accommodations are available from Wednesday, August 13/08 to Monday, August 18/08 [departure Monday , August 18 (rain date) or Tuesday August 19/08]. The Host Committee is responsible for the room cost for players, team officials and umpires. Teams busing will be required to depart on Monday if rain day is not used.
 
6.         Team accommodations may be available at UPEI on Tuesday, August 12/08 for those teams who will be arriving early. The accommodations for Tuesday, August 12/08 are the responsibility of the team. Arrangements for early arrivals are to be made directly with the UPEI Conference Services, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3 - Tel: 902-566-0568; Fax: 902-628-4369; E-Mail: Sam Buchanan - conference@upei.ca . With the exception of team accommodations, UPEI is full during the time period encompassing the tournament and cannot entertain room requests from fans, friends and family members of tournament participants. Fans, friends, family members, etc. should be directed to Rodds.
 
7.         For teams arriving by air, transportation will be provided for all team members to and from the Charlottetown airport to the accommodations at UPEI, and to and from UPEI to the ball facilities for games and other championship events. Teams that will be arriving in their own buses, vans and/or private vehicles are asked to use their bus, vans, vehicles, etc.for local transportation throughout the championship event.
 
8.         Other than the Opening Barbecue on the evening of  August 13, 2008, beginning at 7:00 PM, visiting teams are responsible for their own meals during the tournament. UPEI is offering participating teams, team officials and umpires the following dining rates - Breakfast $5.29; Lunch $7.73; and Supper $9.98 - at the Wanda Wyatt Dining Hallon campus at UPEI.
 
9.         The Opening Barbecue will be on xxxxxxx, August xx/08 at Memorial Field, Victoria Park at xxxxx PM. This will be at no cost to team members, team officials and umpires.
 
10.       All baseball games will be played at Memorial Field, Victoria Park, Charlottetown, and at McNeil Field in Stratford. Memorial Field and Mcneil Field will serve as the baseball venues for the 2009 Canada Summer Games on PEI. Memorial Field features artificial lighting, electronic scoreboard, irrigated and groomed grass infield and outfield, dugouts, excellent drainage, a 6 foot outfield fence with dimensions of 320 feet down each line and 375 feet in centre field. The supporting facilities at the field include stands seating in excess of 1000 fans, media press box with a public address system and warm up mounds. The Complex has a clubhouse with concessions, washrooms, and an equipment and storage rooms.
 
McNeil Field features natural lighting, scoreboard, dugouts, irrigated and groomed grass infield and outfield with dimensions of xxx feet down each foul line and xxx feet to centre. There is a eating capacity of approximately 500. Concessions and public washrooms are also available.
 
MEETINGS
 
11.       The Pre-Championship meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 13/08 at a time and place to be determined. We will advise you in this regard once this information becomes available.
 
UMPIRES
 
12.       Umpires should arrive by 5:00 PM Wednesday August 13/08.
 
13.       Accommodations for the umpires are also at UPEI. Rooms are based on double occupancy. Umpires who wish to bring their spouse will have to make arrangements with UPEI Conference Services, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3 - Tel: 902-566-0568; Fax: 902-628-4369; E-Mail: Sam Buchanan - conference@upei.ca . Umpires shall be responsible for the cost of their spouse’s accommodations.
 
14.       Umpire accommodations are available from Wednesday, August 13/08 to Monday, August 18/08 [departure either Monday (rain date), August 18/08 or Tuesday, August 19, 2008]. The Host Committee is responsible for the room cost. Towels and soaps will be provided by UPEI to umpires staying on campus. Shampoo and other toiletries etc. will be the responsibility of the umpires.
 
15.       Umpire accommodations may be available at UPEI on Tuesday, August 12/08 for those umpires who will be arriving early. The accommodations for Tuesday, August 12/08 are the responsibility of the umpires. Arrangements for early arrivals are to be made directly with the UPEI Conference Services, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3 - Tel: 902-566-0568; Fax: 902-628-4369; E-Mail: Sam Buchanan - conference@upei.ca .
 
16.       The Host Committee will provide transportation for the umpires to and from the airport and to and from UPEI to the ball facilities.
 
17.       The Host Committee will provide umpires a $ 40.00 meal per diem. The opening barbecue will be at no cost to the umpires but will be deducted from their meal allowance for that day.
 
18.       An umpire’s change room will be available at the Memorial Field Baseball Facility.
 
19.       The pre-championship umpires meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 13/06 at a time and place to be determined. We will advise you in this regard once this information becomes available.
 
FANS, PARENTS, SCOUTS:
 
 20.    Fans, parents and scouts that require accommodations should contact any of the following hotels - Rodd Charlottetown Hotel (902-894-7371), Rodd Royalty Inn and Suites (902-894-8566), Rodd Confederation Inn and Suites (902-892-2481) or, Holiday Inn Express (902-892-1201), Delta Charlottetown (902-566-2222). Reservations should be made well in advance of the tournament to ensure accommodation are available.