11/12 All-Stars Schedule
11s Selects Schedule
11/12 All-Stars Schedule
11s Selects Schedule
Alumni coaches and players, some of whom played for the league more than 40 years ago, celebrated DLL history at a cocktail reception hosted by the league. The sold out event at the Lawn Bowling Club featured excellent food and drink, as well as displays of authentic former jerseys and several championship banners highlighting DLL’s storied history.
[Update: Thank you to all the parents who came out for work day. Despite the dreary weather we had another stellar turnout and the fields are starting to look great for the season.]
Hopefully, you don’t need a reminder that Dunbar Little League is a volunteer-run organization.
Every DLL position – President, Board Member, Coordinator, Coach, Manager Concession, and Volunteer Day worker – are equally important…and you matter as we are all doing this so our kids can have the best experience with baseball. The only way the season works is if we all do our part to help out!
Dunbar Baseball is the best community league in Canada because all we have to do is ask and people show up, because you care and are passionate about baseball and our community.
We need as many people as possible to attend the Pre-Season field clean-up Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Come out to the fields and help us get them ready for the best Little League Season ever, our 60th! Here are the details…
Dunbar Little League Field Work Day
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 *RAIN OR SHINE*
Time: 9:00am arrival until the work is done
Where: All Majors, Minor A and T-Ball Parents, please sign-in at the Memorial Field (33rd and Dunbar) at the volunteer table at concession.
All Minor B Parents, please come directly to the Balaclava Park (31st and Balaclava) ball field.
Bring: Work gloves, a shovel or rake and the expectation to have fun!
Older children who wish to help are invited to participate, but please no little ones or dogs. Please label any tools that you bring to the park to ensure that they are easy for you to locate when the work day is completed. Each year we are left with a dozen or so tools that people forget!
Refreshments: As a big thank you for all your work this year, we will have coffee, muffins and donuts when you arrive, and we are pleased to advise that Steeltoad Brewery will be sponsoring a lunch and drinks at concession.
Reprinted from Dunbar Residents’ Association Newsletter, Spring 2017
By David Berrington, President, Dunbar Little League
People often assume that I have always loved the game of baseball, given my current role President of Dunbar Little League (DLL). But that’s not the case.
Like most parents with young children, I used to put my kid in lots of activities, including swimming, soccer, gymnastics, and yes we also tried baseball.
Since that first season back in 2007, which happened to be the 50th anniversary of DLL, our family, like many before and after, had joined the baseball community. We were hooked. It started with that first swing of the bat when my oldest son was a mere 4 years old.
Over the last 10 years I have watched our neighbourhood kids grow up at the park. Many kids get their first taste of independence through DLL. The park is such a magnetic draw for kids. Baseball season offers that first right of passage for young people, the opportunity to walk to the park alone, often starting around age 10. Boasting a few dollars in their pocket, kids can get a treat at the “sugar shack” (the affectionate name for DLL’s concession, open during all games). Parents know we don’t have to worry about our kids at the park. They are surrounded by dozens of neighbour parents who we know and trust (and are just a cell phone call away). Many of those neighbours who I’ve met through DLL are now my closest friends. You can see many of those same former players still active in our community, some of them returning to DLL as youth coaches and umpires, and a number of former players now working as young employees at the new Stong’s. DLL is part of the fabric of building community for so many families in Dunbar.
Being part of this community spirit ignited my passion for DLL. I am in my 5th and final year as president of this amazing league. I will miss being so heavily involved (although most volunteers never fully leave, they all come back to take in a game and re-experience some of that DLL magic). As a president and active volunteer leader, I’m not worried about the league’s future. There are good people with a similar passion who are taking on key roles. As volunteers, we don’t own the league, despite our collective passion and commitment to it. We are just caretakers of a wonderful community asset that continues to thrive in Dunbar.
As DLL enters its 60th anniversary in 2017, we will celebrate those six decades of being special. We will invite present and former Dunbarites to join with us in celebrating this unique league through events to be planned this year. For more information on DLL’s plans for its 60th anniversary, visit the website at www.dunbarbaseball.ca
2017 Majors Rosters
Congratulations to all the following players who were selected in the Majors draft which was held on March 1st. 41 players were drafted to fill up the rosters of the six teams. Teams were only permitted to draft one 10-year old per team as we had sufficient numbers of available 12 and 11 year olds in the draft.
Players not selected in the draft will be placed on a Minor A Senior team. Minor A team assignments and the schedule will be announced before Spring Break.
|Amherst Vets||Buntain Insurance||Cool Air Rentals|
|Charlie McConville||Alan McLachlan||Ross Mohammed|
|Max Ackermann||Jaron Palaschuk||Noah Goodine|
|Blake Nelson||Dylan Berrington-Dom||Anson Sutter|
|Jeffrey Kladko||Jamie Patterson||Ryan MacLean|
|Marcus Lauinger||Liam O’Riley||Malcolm Liang|
|Finn Redmond||Harrison Macdougall||Ryan Gurney|
|Josh Hamilton||Daniel Chen||Max Shimizu|
|Noa Pulver||Tyson Chernen||Jared Chin|
|Oliver Clements||Robert Jaques||Noah Shew|
|John Zioulas||Matt Lowther||Wyatt Lambert|
|Malcolm Saddy-McLellan||Max Dorrington||Teegan Sara|
|Keaton O’Kennedy||Alex Wyner||Zach Greidanus|
|McDermott’s Auto Body||Stongs’ Grocers||Stongs’ Meats|
|Jonny Gray||Alex Cole||Jack Cox|
|Ty Trotman||Sam Anthony||Blake Hunter|
|Carter Lam||Erin Parzygnat||Matthew Graham|
|Eitan Nurick||James Surless||Parker Eastwood-Lilles|
|Lucy McPherson||Atticus Fisher||Hunter Cochrane|
|Lucas Cannon||Micah Sacks||Daryan Lindsay|
|Tobias Gladders||Kate Illing||Adrian McKorcza|
|Sam Dunn||Mattias Uyeda||Ben Luelfesmann|
|Matt Vrlak||Keefer Elliott||Evan Gorter|
|Liam Turnbull||James Hohmann||Will Dunn|
|Sebastian Minns||Shem Liknaitzki||Peter Neill|
|Lucas Epp||Cameron MacDonald||Marco Mitchell|