The annual list of the 101 most influential Canadians in baseball has been released. A few notables include Farhan Zaidi, general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at #4, John Ircandia, managing director of the Okotoks Dawgs (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) at #18, and Jim Swanson, managing partner of the Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League), making his debut on the list at #76. Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – John Ircandia, managing director of the Okotoks Dawgs, was ranked 20th on the list of Most Influential Canadians in Baseball published today by the Toronto SUN. The list is compiled annually by sports journalist, Bob Elliot, himself a member of Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Canada’s #1 summer collegiate club, the Okotoks Dawgs welcomed their 500,000th fan to beautiful Seaman Stadium on Canada Day, July 1st. Continue reading
The Okotoks Dawgs (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) opened their 2015 season at Seaman Stadium by shattering their previous opening homestand attendance record by an average of 1,000 fans per game, with 3,817 on opening night, June 5th, 3,801 on Saturday, June 6th, and 3,180 on Sunday, June 7th, for a total of 10,797. Read press release here.
Baseball fans will have a chance to enjoy an Okotoks Dawgs (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) game, a hot dog and a cool one while helping flood victims. Hell or High Water beer will be be sold at Seaman Stadium this summer. A portion of the beer sales will go towards flood relief for those victimized by the 2013 flood. Read more here.
Hollywood actors, including Matthew McConaughey and John Lithgow, descended on Okotoks (AB) more than a year ago to film scenes for the new sci-fi flick Interstellar hitting theaters Friday, Nov. 7. Read more here. The “stellar” spring-training-like baseball complex owned and operated by the summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League) plays a role in the film. In fact, Tourmaline Field, the youth baseball facility next to Seaman Stadium, makes a starring appearance in trailer #2 below:
Speaking of the Dawgs and their complex, there is a lot Continue reading
Canada’s SportsNet recently ventured to the foothills of the Alberta Rockies to check out Seaman Stadium in Okotoks (AB) and the summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League), and they discovered that Seaman Stadium has become an amazing community gathering place. Read more and watch video report here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club is proud to announce that in recognition of his extraordinary donations to the state of the art facilities now known as the Seaman Stadium Complex, the Town of Okotoks has renamed a portion of Stockton Avenue, the street adjacent to Seaman Stadium, as “Don Seaman Way”. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club is proud to announce the creation of the Okotoks Dawgs/Seaman Stadium Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has been established to recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of: Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – In circumstances when the communities needed it most, the Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club of the Western Major Baseball League, delivered a home run. With horrific floods over the past week causing a regional state of emergency in the greater Calgary area and devastating the nearby town of High River, the Dawgs welcomed a record shattering crowd of 4,445 fans to Continue reading
The summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League) are averaging 2,334 fans per game this season ahead of last years high-water mark of 2,202. Beyond the success at the gate, Okotoks (AB) was recently awarded the 2016 World Children’s Baseball Fair, and John Ircandia, managing director of the Dawgs, was named Honorary Chairman of the Continue reading
The sixth annual list of the 100 most influential Canadians in baseball has been released. A few notables include (#1) Paul Beeston, president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, (#28) John Ircandia, managing director of the summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League), and (#62) Jake Kerr, managing partner and principle owner of the Single-A Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League). Read more here.
The Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott has posted his annual list of the “Top 100 Most Infuential Canadians in Baseball.” Coming in at #1 is Greg Hamilton, head coach and director of the national teams for Baseball Canada. Our friend John Ircandia, managing partner for the summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League), comes in at a very impressive #24. Congrats to John. Continue reading
Seaman Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Okotoks Dawgs (Western Major Baseball League), took down the competition with 48% of the vote to advance to the semi-finals in the Canada’s Favourite Ballpark contest. Read more here.
Historic LaBatt Memorial Park in London (ON) is one of 16 chosen ballparks in “Canada’s Favourite Ballpark” contest sponsored by Baseball Canada. Week 1 voting began on Monday. Read more here. Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay (ON), home of the summer collegiate Thunder Bay Border Cats (Northwoods League) and Seaman Stadium in Okotoks (AB), home of the summer collegiate Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Seaman Stadium will once again play host to Canada Day celebrations on Friday, July 1st, as the Medicine Hat Mavericks come to town. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – It was too little too late for the Okotoks Dawgs in their home opener as they fell to the Medicine Hat Mavericks by a score of 15-10. A crowd of 2,789 packed Seaman Stadium to see the new-look Dawgs squad in action. The Dawgs were able to put up 8 runs in the final four innings, but could not hold off the Mavericks as they maintained their lead throughout the game. Both the Mavericks and Dawgs Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – While the Dawgs will officially take to the field on June 1st to face defending WMBL champions, the Swift Current Indians, fans will have to wait in anticipation for the home opener on Thursday, June 9th. Media are invited to come out in advance of the home opener on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 2:00pm to talk with the new-look Dawgs’ players and coaches, get the scoop on upcoming Continue reading
The summer collegiate Western Major Baseball League’s Okotoks (AB) Dawgs have launched a new website at www.dawgsbaseball.ca.
PRESS RELEASE – The Okotoks Dawgs’ coaching staff has been invited to Mexico City in March, 2011 to conduct “Béisbol Camps” for aspiring little leaguers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club is pleased to announce the decision of Okotoks’ Town Council approving the construction of an all-new baseball diamond adjacent to Seaman Stadium, to be known as “Tourmaline Field”. Tourmaline Field is named after the Dawgs’ principal donor in connection with this project and will feature a full sized midget diamond with dimensions of 300 feet down the Continue reading
On June 8, 2010 it seemed that preparations for the 2010 Dawgs home opener were in vain due to the torrential downpour that engulfed the town of Okotoks, Alberta. In spite of the wet weather, the spirits of the Okotoks Dawgs fans were not dampened as 2583 fans brought out the rain slickers to watch the Dawgs players tunnel an entire dugout full of water off the field in a pregame Continue reading