It’s not just a slo-pitch tournament, it’s THE place to be in Lake Cowichan Aug. 16-18. (Citizen file)

Lake Cowichan slo-pitch tourney sure to be a hit

Batter up! Come one come all to the greatest game on grass and dirt.

It’s not just a slo-pitch tournament, it’s the place to be in Lake Cowichan this Friday to Sunday — if you like slo-pitch that is.

This year’s event is a big one because it’s part of the Town of Lake Cowichan’s 75th anniversary celebrations and the first tournament on the fixed up fields.

With the tournament limited to 10 teams and a reasonable $300 entry fee, the action is bound to be great, especially with $1,800 of prize money on the line.

“We’re excited to be able to bring back the ball tournaments to Lake Cowichan with this new two-field ball park,” 75th anniversary committee member Ross Forrest said. “We are inviting mixed-league slo-pitch teams from all over to sign up for the tournament, however, teams are limited to 10, and sign up is moving quickly with teams already hearing on the ball fields about our event.”

If you don’t like to watch the games, why not head down for a cool beverage in the beer garden where there’s bound to be a party boppin’?

All the action can be found at Centennial Ballpark.

Need to know the details on all the 75th anniversary action? Check out

Want to register your team in the main event? Give Ross Forrest a call at 250-701-5463 or email him at

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

New owner, new era for junior B Islanders

Carl Ollech takes the reins at Kerry Park

Shirley Skolos, former Citizen publisher, dies after battle with cancer

Well known for her enthusiasm and energy, Skolos succumbed early Aug. 21

Fire damages Vancouver Island medical marijuana facility

Fire broke out at an industrial facility at the corner of Drinkwater… Continue reading

Memorable weekend of family fun at Lake Cowichan celebrates 75th anniversary

From parading a birthday cake through town to the return of timbersports, the big event was great

One dead after work-place accident

Incident under investigation

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

B.C. Hydro applies for rare cut in electricity rates next year

Province wrote off $1.1 billion debt to help reverse rate increase

Retired Vancouver Island teacher ‘Set for Life’ after $675K lottery win

Patrick Shannon plans to buy new sails for his sailboat

Speculation tax forces sale of Greater Victoria’s iconic ‘Tulip House’

Bob and Jan Fleming selling their retirement home famous for its thousands of tulips

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Man at centre of dropped HIV-disclosure case sues province and 10 cops

Brian Carlisle of Abbotsford says Mission RCMP defamed him and were ‘negligent’ in their investigation

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Most Read