Jeff Abbot will once again play the role of auctioneer at the Mesachie Lake slo-pitch ball tournament.

Ball time at the Skydome again

South Island firefighters to descend on Mesachie Lake again for annual slo-pitch tournament, raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Firefighters from across the South Island will descend on the Mesachie Lake Skydome for the 35th consecutive year this week.

The reason for that is the annual slo-pitch tournament will see a number of fire personel come together in a bid to raise as much funds as possible for Muscular Dystrophy Canada once more.

The event will see firefighters come from Mesachie Lake, Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Caycuse, Youbou, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Langford and Ladysmith on the Father’s Day weekend.

According to a press release by Cowichan Bay’s deputy fire chief Cam Ferguson, the tournament as well as the auction held have raised over $700,000 for MDC since the Mesachie Lake group adopted MDC as its charity of choice back in the 1980s.

This year’s annual slo-pitch tournament gets underway Friday June 13 and goes until Sunday June 15.

The auction featuring approximately 100 items begins on the Saturday at 1 p.m. with Youbou volunteer firefighter Jeff Abbot set to act as the auctioneer for another year.

The tournament is open only to teams put together by the firefighters themselves, event organizer and Ladysmith firefighter Dwain King confirmed, but it is open to anyone in the public who wish to come along and watch.

“We invite anyone to attend and participate in the bidding of the items we auction off,” King said.

The tournament starts at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Mesachie Lake Hall and Skydome located at 9315 South South Road.

For more information, contact Dwain King at 250-245-7330 or by email at dking@ladysmith.ca.

 

-with files from Nick Bekolay

Just Posted

Jury convicts spear-wielding Duncan man in 2015 Ladysmith RV park murder

Trever George Meers used a handmade spear to stab Rayna Johnson at the Campers Corners RV Park

Storm batters Cowichan Valley but power stays on

Despite thunder, lightning, wind and pounding rain, only a few areas suffered power cuts

UPDATED: Women’s shelter not going ahead in Duncan

School district pulls back on former Charles Hoey school site

Tal Bachman, Lance Lapointe head to Duncan Brew Pub with Hometown Hockey

The event includes prizes and a silent auction, with all proceeds going to support KidSport Cowichan

Column: Connie Kaldor, Robbie Burns and more headed to Cowichan

Last minute notice of two great acts at the Duncan Showroom tonight

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

Plan your Hometown Hockey weekend

Find your favourites on the Hometown Hockey schedule

Hometown Hockey: Cowichan Capitals events

On Jan. 20 there will be special features during the game for Hometown Hockey

Coming up in Cowichan: Rain workshop, Joseph Mairs Memorial, timely film

Participants are encouraged to bring their roof dimensions

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Can U.S. border guards search your phone? Yes, and here’s how

Secretary of homeland security explains a new policy that let’s border guards check phones

‘Beautiful writer’ Nancy Richler dies of cancer in Vancouver hospital

Montreal-born author spent most of her adult life in B.C. as a fiction writer and novelist

Students frustrated by UBCO response to harassment allegations

Students on the Kelowna campus were unaware of resources and worried about lack of communication

Opinion: Dare to be smarter

Just say no works for more than just substance abuse

Most Read