Our short but exciting baseball season is quickly coming to a conclusion on June 16, 2018. Please note the following details about the closing day parade and schedule. The Closing Day Parade, a highlight of the Dunbar community, begins at 9:30 AM starting at the corner of Dunbar Street and King Edward Avenue. All teams will gather on the King Edward Boulevard, West of Dunbar by no later than 9:15 AM. Just like on opening day, look for a sign with your team’s name. T-Ball teams will be closest to Dunbar and Majors teams will be the farthest West. All players are to come dressed in full uniform. Vintage cars, VPD cruisers and motorcycles, and the Vancouver Canadians mascot will all be on hand. Plus, the weather will be SUNNY and warm. The parade will start at 9:30 AM sharp and will move South on Dunbar Street to Memorial Park. Spectators are welcome to view along Dunbar street. On arrival at Memorial Park, all players and coaches will run onto the Majors Diamond in preparation for Closing Ceremonies. Parents, siblings and friends are invited to watch the Closing Ceremonies from the grandstands or from beyond the fence. Closing Day JUNE 16, 2018 9:15 AM - All teams gather on West King Edward 9:30 AM - Parade along Dunbar 10:00 AM - Closing Ceremonies 11:00 AM - Minor A and B Championship Games begin 3:30 PM - Majors Championship Game Concession opens immediately following the Closing Ceremony. See you at the ballpark!
Be sure to drop by the park this weekend as both the Stong's and Dairy Queen Tournaments get under way. Our concession will be open mid morning tomorrow through till late Monday afternoon and will be featuring a few new items. Due to high demand, starting Sunday, the concession will be serving chicken and vegetarian samosas for $3 each. Dunbar Little League baseball shirts (in various youth and adult sizes) are now in and available for $25 (tax included). Finally Last I checked Logan Huttunen had reached 95% of his target. Let's please keep those donations coming in and see him exceed his $10,000 goal. Visit Logan's Gutsy Walk page to donate. Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Victoria Day weekend.
Logan Huttunen currently plays in Majors on the Stong's Grocers team. He and his family have been part of the Dunbar Little League family since Blastball. Three years ago, Logan was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. He was only 8 years old at the time. Logan has struggled with his health through several baseball seasons, but has always returned the next season to play baseball...his favourite sport. This year Logan is the Honorary Chair for the Gutsy Walk for Crohns and Colitis here in Vancouver (June 3, 2018). As part of our support for Logan, we'd like the rest of DLL to hear about his fundraising efforts and visit his Fundraising Page. We are also including Logan's speech about Ulcerative Colitis and how it has affected his life. Please watch the video to educate yourself on Logan's diagnosis. Great job, Logan! You're an inspiration for the rest of the DLL family!
Information and registration information for the DLL 2018 Tournament Teams can be found on the Tournaments Page. If you with to register for one of these Tournament Teams, please do so between April 25, 2018 @ 12:00pm and May 2, 2018 @ 12:00pm.
We're excited to begin another great season at Dunbar Little League! This Saturday, April 14, 2018, is the official kickoff for our 2018 season. Opening Day takes place at West Memorial Park (33rd and Dunbar). We expect over 1000 people at the park, so please WALK TO THE PARK and LEAVE THE DOGS AT HOME. Teams gather in full uniform outside the Majors field fence, several volunteer “herders” will help coordinate the teams running onto the field. There will be signs where teams will line up, so look for your team. Parents should leave their player with their team and move away from the staging area and find a spot to watch the opening ceremony. For families new to baseball, this is an exciting event. We start by introducing each team and players run onto the field led by their coaches and are welcomed by cheers from the crowd. Opening ceremonies will proceed rain or shine. Fingers crossed it gets better as we approach the weekend. DATE: Saturday, April 14, 2018 LOCATION: Field between the Majors Diamond and Minor A Diamond 9:30AM - 9:45AM: Teams gather in full uniform outside the Majors field fence, several volunteer “herders” will help coordinate the teams running onto the field. There will be signs where teams will line up, so look for your team. Parents should leave their player with their team and move away from the staging area and find a spot to watch the opening ceremony. For families new to baseball, this is an exciting event. We start by introducing each team and players run onto the field led by their coaches and are welcomed by cheers from the crowd. 10:00AM - 11:00AM (or earlier): Opening Ceremonies - Welcome followed by teams entering the Majors field.
- O Canada
- Opening Remarks
- Little League Pledge
- Take Me out to the Ball Game
- Opening Pitch
- Closing remarks
- Exit from field