An overwhelming number of Ontario Leagues took part in the 4th Ontario League Conference hosted on Saturday, January 20th at the Mississauga Sandman Hotel. Over 60 leagues from across Ontario were represented with participants taking in sessions covering issues that League Executive members face off against each year.
Slo-Pitch National partners, Mizuno Canada, Rawlings Baseball, Miken Canada, Worth Slo-Pitch, New Era Caps, Homerun Sports, Team Perform and Jones Browns Insurance were all on hand to interact with conference delegates.
Participants took part in discussion panels, information presentations, and took part in a networking lunch. The Peterborough Slo-Pitch Association was honored with the inaugural Bill Bowers League of the Year Award, and the conference paid tribute to Bowers, the long standing Peterborough SPN representative who passed away suddenly in the summer of 2017. A special thank you to Slammin Media for coordinating the Audio Visual components for the meeting and all of the Slo-Pitch National volunteers who also assisted with various content throughout the day.
Volunteer Recognition Awards were presented to: ONTARIO DISTRICT COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR Shawn Bomhower ONTARIO TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR “The Zones” (Convener - Bonnie Branch) ONTARIO CONVENER OF THE YEAR Mike McKenzie ONTARIO VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Dave Mantell ONTARIO TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR Gloria Dorner ONTARIO UMPIRE OF THE YEAR Chris Turcotte Bill Bowers Memorial LEAGUE OF THE YEAR Peterborough Slo-Pitch Association Inc.