Good news, sports fans. The men’s baseball field is full for Widewater Sports Days, coming up June 9 – 11 in Widewater Alberta. Chief organizer Harry Bartlett tells us things are looking good for a competitive tournament in that division, as well as a couple of slowpitch divisions.
“The Kikino Saints are coming,” he says. “They’ll be strong.”
Up against them will be the Edmonton Pirates – a team comprised at least partly of ex-Slave Lakers living in the city. The Wabasca Blue Jays are signed up, as are the Slave Lake Cardinals and Slave Lake Junior Heat. The Slave Lake Dirt Bags fill out the field for men’s baseball tournament, which gets started on the Friday night.
Slowpitch “could be filled,” Bartlett says, if everybody who expressed an interest actually shows up. The competitive division will feature teams from Sturgeon Lake and Calling Lake, as well as Driftpile and Wabasca, plus several local teams.
“It’s going ahead regardless,” Bartlett says.
The weekend’s festivities at the Widewater sports grounds include Saturday and Sunday bingo and horseshoes.