Cowichan Lake’s slo-pitch season is fast approaching

Another summer’s worth of good times and memories is ahead of us, Lake Cowichan Slo-Pitch League interim president Al Capling said.

Another summer’s worth of good times and memories is ahead of us, Lake Cowichan Slo-Pitch League interim president Al Capling said.

“We have seven teams, but we hope for more,” he said, of this year’s upcoming season of adult slo-pitch games. “There used to be 25-30 when the mills were running.”

Although games take place throughout the Cowichan Lake area, Capling said that there’s something special about the games held in Youbou.

“It’s quite the social event in Youbou,” he said. “There are actually people that come out as fans.”

The season will kick off with a Wednesday, April 20, meeting at the Youbou Fire Hall, at 5:30 p.m., where a new executive will be voted in, and players will get themselves registered.

Last year’s president, Sheny Gregory, has moved away from the Cowichan Lake area since last year.

Players may be as young as 16, though most players are over the age of 18. Those under 18 must get a permission slip signed by a parent.

Registration rates vary with the team, and whatever fund-raising they’re willing to do.