Statement on Saskatchewan Women Compete in Softball Championships

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mr. Speaker, this past summer, many of our provincial women’s softball teams competed in championship games in Ontario. I am proud to extend my congratulations to the success of these teams.
At the junior women’s Canadian championships, the Saskatoon Outlaws placed fifth. At the bantam nationals, the Regina Lazers also placed fifth. From that team, Megan Gurski was named the all-star pitcher of the championships, and her teammate Alex Baylak was named as all-star outfielder.

At the midget girl’s championships, the Quill Plains Blazers finished eighth, and the Regina Gold finished 16th. At the senior women’s championships, DBJ Leasing placed fifth in the country. Heather Bourdon was named the all-star second baseman with a batting average of 462 and a perfect fielding percentage. Her teammate Carrie Britton was named all-star outfielder of the entire tournament.

In addition to these outstanding athletes, several Saskatchewan umpires were chosen to officiate at the championships. As you can see, Mr. Speaker, our province is well represented by these teams and these athletes.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed to hear that when the Ontario Women’s Softball Association requested a Saskatchewan flag from the Sask Party government to display at their tournament, their request was denied. I am honoured to have provided a flag to the association on behalf of the official opposition.

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all MLAs [Member of the Legislative Assembly] to join with me in recognizing Saskatchewan’s women softball teams and their accomplishments.

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