GREETINGS FROM THE 2023 HOST COMMITTEE
We are very excited to welcome Baseball Canada back to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo this summer! We are thrilled to be your hosts for this year’s 2023 Baseball Canada 18U National Championship and 13U Western National Championship presented by Diversified Transportation Ltd.
ABOUT FORT MCMURRAY
Fort McMurray is located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB). The RMWB is a collection of several communities, of which Fort McMurray is the urban centre. Fort McMurray offers a wide range of services, including hotels, restaurants, retail stores and more. The majority of the retail and restaurant opportunities are located in the downtown core where you will find:
Fort McMurray also hosts tourist attractions, including the Oil Sands Discovery Centre where you can learn about the history of the oil sands in the region. Visitors can also check out Fort McMurray’s Heritage Shipyard and Heritage Village. Here is more information on Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo: www.fmwb.ca
ABOUT THE VENUE
The two fields for the 2023 13U Western Championship are:
The two fields for the 2023 18U National Championship are:
Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place is located at MacDonald Island Park, Canada’s largest recreation centre which features a full service facility including the Miskanaw Golf Club and Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Located in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre are several amenities, including the Syncrude Aquatic Centre, Legacy Dodge Fitness Centre, indoor running track, CNOOC Field House 1 & 2, Pepsi Climbing Wall, squash and racquetball courts, and more. Each player, coach, chef de mission, and umpire will also have complimentary day pass access to MacDonald Island Park on behalf of the 2023 Host Committee by showing your event accreditation to Guest Services to obtain your daily wristband.
MacDonald Island Park is also home to the Miskanaw Golf Club. From August 17th up to and including August
22nd, the following discounts are provided for participants, coaches, chef de missions, umpires, and Baseball Canada representatives. They include:
Large Bucket – Regular Rate: $15 18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $7.50
Small Bucket – Regular Rate $10 18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $5
Daily Green Fee:
9 Holes – Regular Rate: $65 18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $50
18 Holes – Regular Rate: $115 18U Nationals Discounted Rate: $85
More information regarding MacDonald Island Park can be found here: www.macdonaldisland.ca
Chef de Missions (Team Managers): Please provide your contact information as soon as possible to the 2023 Baseball Canada 18U National & 13U Western Host Committee Co-Chair Jodie Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams should arrive by 4pm August 16th
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16th ITINERARY SUMMARY
4:30pm 18U TEAM Photography (main entrance of Legacy Dodge Field)
5:40pm All Teams, Umpires, Officials down on event level of Legacy Dodge Field
6pm Opening Ceremonies at Legacy Dodge Field
6:45pm BBQ Dinner Commences in SMS Stadium for 18U Teams
6:45pm 13U TEAM Photography (main entrance of Legacy Dodge Field) (Teams will be directed to BBQ in SMS Stadium after their team photo)
7:30pm Transportation begins back to hotels for teams
8pm Pre-Tournament Meetings in Shell Place Grand Ballrooms
(1 coach and 1 chef de mission must attend per team. Transportation will be provided for everyone back to the hotels after the meetings)
OPENING CEREMONIES/WELCOME EVENT
Opening Ceremonies for both championships will take place Wednesday, August 16th at 6pm at Legacy Dodge Field and is included in the purchase of your tournament pass. Participants will have a casual Welcome BBQ that will take place right after opening ceremonies in SMS Stadium. Start time will be approximately 6:45pm as noted above. This event is complimentary for players, coaches, managers, officials, and Baseball Canada representatives.
All teams are required to wear their uniforms for the Opening Ceremonies. Please come dressed and bring your cleats with you.
The pre-tournament meeting for each championship will take place on August 16th at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom at Shell Place (MacDonald Island Park). Two team representatives are asked to attend (Head Coach & Chef de Mission). Transportation will be provided back to the hotels after this meeting.
The Closing Ceremonies for both championships will take place following the 18U Gold Medal Game at Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place, MacDonald Island Park. This will be at approximately 8:30pm on Sunday August 20. All participating teams (Gold, Silver, Bronze medal winners) are required to wear their uniforms for the Closing Ceremonies.
On behalf of the 2023 Host Committee, we will be offering complimentary use of batting cages prior to game/practice time from August 16th to 21st for both Championships.
In addition, each team will have the opportunity to have one complimentary practice session at one of the two event venues for their respective championship.
Please contact email@example.com or 780.791.0070 ext. 5110 to reserve your spot today. Practice times are schedule for 1 hr 20 minutes and are on a first come, first serve basis.
Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place:
August 15th 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm August 16th 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
Ross Hennigar Field:
August 15th :10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm August 16th : 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm
Bob Campbell Field:
August 15th: 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
August 16th: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Howard Pew Park:
August 15th : 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm August 16th : 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am. 1:00pm
The Host Committee has worked with a local company (Neville Productions) to provide live stream viewing for the 18U Championship:
Team Photography will take place prior to the Welcome BBQ on Wednesday, August 16th at Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place. All teams are required to wear their uniforms including cleats for their team photography session. Team photos may be pre-ordered online at www.18u.onewolf.ca and www.13u.onewolf.ca
Pre-orders are open now and the order deadline is August 20th. On August 17th, previews will be added to the online shop. Team photos will be mailed two weeks after the order deadline. For any questions about ordering, please reach out to One Wolf Creative directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local ground transportation is provided by the Host Committee and includes airport pick up/drop off, special event, practice, and game transportation between host hotels and the venues for players, coaches, and chef de missions. Teams are asked to provide your airport arrival and departure times to Jodie Cooper as soon as they are confirmed. A transportation schedule will be shared with each team’s Chef de Mission prior to the championship. A review of each team’s final transportation schedule will be completed for the duration of the tournament on Wednesday during the Pre-Tournament meeting. For any transportation inquiries after the pre-tournament meeting, please contact:
Mohamed – Diversified Transportation Rep – 780.881.2847
Jodie – Host Committee Co-Chair – 780.881.8225
* Reminder: No cleats on the busses
Our 2023 Host Committee has partnered with Fort McMurray Hotel Group for the 18U Championship event. Teams will be staying at the following hotels:
Merit Hotel & Suites | www.meritfortmcmurray.com
Nomad Hotel & Suites | www.nomadfortmcmurray.com
Franklin Suite Hotel |www.franklinfortmcmurray.com
Reservations for the Event will be made by teams directly with the Hotel Reservation Manager, Alexandra Lund, by contacting 1-866-650-3678 or by email email@example.com.
All hotels are offering a complimentary breakfast.
Each team has seven rooms currently reserved with a check-in of August 16th to a check-out on August 22nd. The seven rooms will be paid for by the Host Organizing Committee. Should a team arrive on August 15th, or require one additional room above the seven reserved each night, the extra room or
night booking will be at the team’s own expense at the time of reservation. Teams will still be required to sign a group conduct policy upon arrival and provide a valid non-prepaid credit card at check in to cover any incidentals that may be incurred.
ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY & FRIENDS FOR BOTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Family and friends can benefit from a preferred rate with Radisson Hotel & Suites.
The Family & Friends room block is held under “Baseball Canada 18U Championship” at a rate of $129 + applicable taxes per night until Tuesday, August 8, 2023. All rooms in this block are at the responsibility of the individual’s booking. 13U Friends and family can also access this room block.
To book you can contact the hotel directly at (587)-604-0447 and press #9 to speak with Front Office Agent directly, or through the following link:
LOCAL RESTAURANT OFFERS FOR TEAMS
Seventy Two Kitchen & Patio (This is located on site at MacDonald Island Park)
15% off all food & beverages for participants and parents (show championship accreditation at time of order)
Contact: 780.791.6933 www.seventytwokitchen.ca/
10% off regular menu items for parents, access to the $20 or less Team Menu. Reservations would be appreciated! Please tip for large groups.
Contact: 780.215.6453 firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to Team Meal Menu and teams will receive 10% off on pre-orders. Let them know you are with the 18U/13U Championship)
Downtown (MacDonald Ave) – Call 780.743.5056
Timberlea (Millennium Drive) – 780.715.1999
There will be an opportunity to purchase Championship branded and Baseball Canada merchandise. Sales will occur throughout the event but will have limited stock.
A group, pre-order form for Championship merchandise will be shared with each team’s Chef de Mission. It is asked that team’s fill out this form and submit it “as a team” and not individually.
MEDICAL, MASSAGE, AND PHYSIOTHERAPY
Walk In Clinics:
Franklin Avenue Community Care Clinic #203, 8706 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray, AB. 1.780.715.1700
Hardin Medical Clinic
Unit 15 - 9711 Hardin Street Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.750.2180
Walk In and After Hours Clinic/ Access Medical Clinic:
8600 Franklin Avenue #327, Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.743.4553
Emergency Dental Service Providers:
Franklin Dental Care
201 - 8706 Franklin Ave, Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.790.0088
Morrison Centre Dental Group
201-9914 Morrison St. Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.809.4829
River City Dental
611-8600 Franklin Ave. Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.791.9797
Stoneycreek Village Dental
201 –100 Riverstone Ridge, Fort McMurray, AB 1.780.666.7327
Northern Lights Regional Health Centre
24 hour service
7 Hospital Street, Fort McMurray, AB
Switchboard 780.791.6161 | Main Line 780.791.6217 https://www.ahs.ca/nlrhc
Transportation has been arranged for Umpires. Once Umpires have been assigned by Baseball Canada, they are asked to contact the Host Committee’s Director of Umpires directly to discuss transportation details.
Director of Umpires: Marcus Erlandson 587.645.0755 or email@example.com
The umpires meeting will take place on August 16th at 8:00pm in Grand Ballroom B at Shell Place (MacDonald Island Park).
Umpires, Baseball Canada Representatives, and Official Scorers have been assigned to the Prime Hotel: www.primehotel.ca
Umpires have rooms reserved from August 16 - August 22. Accommodations are based on double occupancy and will be paid for by the Host Organizing Committee. Your stay includes a daily breakfast buffet. Room listing must be provided ten days in advance to the Host Organizing Committee.
Umpires will still be required to provide a valid non-prepaid credit card at check in to cover any incidentals that may be incurred.
When booking for the officials, please quote the group code: 13UWE. To make the booking, call 780-790- 2000.
Baseball Canada 18U National Championship passes are available for purchase now. Tournament passes can be purchased online at www.macdonaldisland.ca/events
Players, Coaches, and Chef de Missions will receive complimentary access to all games and special events.
Tournament passes, which include access to all games for both 18U & 13U also include the Bronze Medal Game, Gold Medal Game, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies:
Children 6 & Under
SINGLE DAY PASSES
Single day passes can be purchased for Thursday – Sunday which will provide access to all games during the purchased day both for 18U & 13U. Wristbands will be provided for those purchasing single day passes. Single Day Passes will go on sale first week of August.
Single Day Passes
Thursday – Saturday Price
Children 6 & Under
TOURNAMENT PASS ACCREDITATION PICK UP
Tournament passes and single day passes will be available for pick up and/or purchase at MacDonald Island Park.
Any questions regarding Tournament Pass pickup for Ticketing can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Dodge Field at Shell Place is equipped with a number of private suites for guests to experience the tournament away from the crowds. Baseball Suites have exceptional views of the stadium and include event tickets, VIP entrance and outdoor patio. Premium catering services available to order at an additional cost. Suite capacity is a maximum of 25 guests per suite.
Suite passes for the duration of the Baseball Canada 18U National Championships are $1,999+ Taxes & Fees and come with 25 lanyards for the full tournament. Suite inquiries can go to Host Committee Guest Experience Chair at email@example.com