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HarbourCats Add Ballpark Zipline

The Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) have teamed up with WildPlay, a local company famous for its outdoor adventure parks throughout North America, to install a 400-foot zipline attraction to the already entertaining activities available at Royal Athletic Park.  Read more here.

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HarbourCats, Red Arrow Hitting Home Run With New Beer

PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats and Red Arrow Brewing Co. are, literally, knocking the beer out of the park. “HarbourCats Ballpark Blonde” is the newest branded beer from Duncan-based Red Arrow, and under a new agreement between the HarbourCats and Red Arrow, will be available in beer stores and on taps in the region as of late May.

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HarbourCats Ownership Group Considers Adding WCL Team in Nanaimo

PRESS RELEASE – If all the ducks align, Vancouver Island could have two West Coast League (WCL) baseball teams playing by the 2020 or 2021 season.

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HarbourCats GM Brad Norris-Jones Stepping Down

PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats are announcing today that Brad Norris-Jones is stepping down as General Manager of the organization effective January 31, 2019, for an opportunity that will be made known in the near future.

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HarbourCats Understand Formula to Drive Success at the Gate

Despite the fact that Victoria (BC) has a strong baseball culture — thanks in part to a mild climate that makes a long playing season possible — a baseball team based here has never fared well.  Until the Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League), that is.  Read more and view photos here.

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HarbourCats Play It Safe, Make Sure Men Without Hats During National Anthems

Ivan Doroschuk, the lead singer, songwriter and founder of the iconic Canadian ’80s band Men Without Hats, will sing the national anthems on Friday, June 1, when the Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) kick off their Home Opening Weekend at Royal Athletic Park against the Wenatchee AppleSox.  Read more here.

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Giant Five-Foot Tall Baseball Coming to Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park

It will be the biggest baseball on Vancouver Island, ready for fans to grab a Sharpie and sign their autographs.  The Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) plan to bring a five-foot high baseball to Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park for the 2018 season.  Read more here.

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HarbourCats Add New Party Deck

Fresh off the announcement late last month of a new double-decker bus corporate group deck along the first baseline, fans attending Victoria HarbourCats’ (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) baseball games in 2018 will now have a group option to enjoy down the third baseline.  Read more here.

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HarbourCats GM Talks About New Double-Decker Bus Seating Area

A uniquely Victorian sports experience is pulling into town. Fans of the Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) will soon be watching baseball from the upper deck of an open-top double-decker bus better known as the Hop-On Hop-Off CitySights tour buses often seen driving tourists through Victoria’s Inner Harbour.  Read more and watch video here.

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HarbourCats Announce Front Office Changes

PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce changes to their key front-office team as preparations continue for the sixth season of West Coast League baseball in the B.C. capital. Continue reading

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Inaugural Home Opener for Lefties

The start-up Port Angeles Lefties (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) fell 11-2 to its crosswater rival the Victoria HarbourCats on the team inaugural home opener at Civic Stadium on Thursday night in front of a crowd estimated between 1,500 to 2,000 people.  Read more here.  Watch video here.

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Summer Collegiate HarbourCats Sign First-Ever Female Player

PRESS RELEASE – It is a landmark day for the Victoria HarbourCats, as the West Coast League club is proud to announce the signing of left-handed pitcher Claire Eccles, who is set to become the first female player in WCL history. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Offer Fans Ferry Excursion for Opening Day Game Across Strait of Juan de Fuca

PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats have partnered with Black Ball Ferry Line to provide Victoria baseball fans an opportunity to ‘get off the rock’ and follow the HarbourCats to Opening Day in Port Angeles, WA. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Scale-Up Exclusive Main Grand Stand Rows with Padding and and In-Your-Seat Wait Service

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – Location, location, location — for real estate, and for HarbourCats baseball fans as well. The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS section, which will see padded seating and at-your-seat service in a prime location of the ballpark. This will debut in June of 2017, the team’s fifth season in the West Coast League. Continue reading

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2016 Most Influential Canadians in Baseball

canadian-baseball-network-logoThe 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.

John Ircandia, Okotoks Dawgs

John Ircandia, Okotoks Dawgs

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HarbourCats Hire Pollard as Marketing Director

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats continue to set up the organization for the future, hiring a well-known local media professional to spearhead the team’s marketing efforts going forward. Continue reading

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HarbourCats to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of ‘The Wave’ with Krazy George

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – An icon, a legend, and the inventor of The Wave. Krazy George has confirmed he will appear in Victoria leading up to and during the 2016 HOME OPENER for the Victoria HarbourCats, a June 7 date featuring the Wenatchee AppleSox. Krazy George is celebrating the 35th anniversary of The Wave, which was a staple of his time at B.C. Place Stadium when he was a popular part of B.C. Lions games. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Partner with Local Craft Brewer, ‘HarbourCats Ale’ Coming Soon

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – Two announcements are featured today from the Victoria HarbourCats – and they offer different pieces of news, both equally important for the team’s operations moving forward. Continue reading

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New Local Owners of Victoria HarbourCats Introduced

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – There’s a new starting lineup for the Victoria HarbourCats, in terms of the West Coast League’s ownership structure. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Getting New Owners

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoThe Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) are expected to announce four new owners at a news conference on Tuesday at Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park.  The sale is expected to be approved at meetings in Tacoma (WA) on Monday.  Read more here.

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HarbourCats Take Game to Nanaimo’s Serauxmen Stadium

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – Don’t tell Alex Rogers and Griffin Andreychuk that they can’t go home again. The two Nanaimo products will lead their Victoria HarbourCats teammates into a game in the Harbour City on Sunday, July 19 – a 1pm game at Serauxmen Stadium. The exhibition game will see the HarbourCats, who play in the collegiate summer West Coast League, face the Continue reading

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Summer Collegiate HarbourCats Secure Unique Shoe Deal

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoThe summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) and Baggins Shoes have announced a unique partnership that will see a line of team-logo shoes available through both Baggins Shoes and at Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park.  Read more here.

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Second-Year HarbourCats Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – With single-seat sales set to start on Saturday, April 19, the Victoria HarbourCats are excited to reveal the promotional plan for the 2014 season at SPORTS TRADERS DIAMOND at Royal Athletic Park. Continue reading

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Stone Crabs Hire Former HarbourCats GM

Charlotte Stone Crabs LogoHolly Jones, the former general manager of the summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) during their inaugural season, has been hired as the new assistant general manager of the Single-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League).  Read more here.

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Seating Upgrades Coming to Royal Athletic Park

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – The HarbourCats are excited to announce that bucket-style seats with backs will be installed by the City of Victoria in six sections of Royal Athletic Park for the 2014 West Coast League season, making our fans’ experience entirely more comfortable. The new seats will replace existing bench-style seating. The upgrade will improve more than 1,300 seats of the RAP Continue reading

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HarbourCats Hire New GM (with Prairie League History)

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – The new General Manager of the Victoria HarbourCats brings with him a love of the game and an extensive background in baseball operations, marketing and media. Continue reading

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HarbourCats’ GM Resigns for Personal Reasons

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoHolly Jones, general manager of the first-year summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) has left the team.  The reason cited by the club was that Jones wished to return to her home and family in Oregon.  Jones was named the 2013 WCL Executive of the Year.  Read more here.

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HarbourCats Break WCL Single-Game Attendance Record During All-Star Game

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – History was made all across Royal Athletic Park. Tuesday night at the 2013 WCL All-Star Game, as 4,210 fans watched the South Division All-Stars knock off the North by a score of 7-5.

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First-Year HarbourCats Host WCL All-Star Game Tonight

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoThe summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats host the 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game tonight at Royal Athletic Park starting at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific).  Click here for details.  This is quite an honor for the inaugural franchise, which will attempt to break the league’s single-game attendance record of 4,156 fans.  Watch or listen to the game live here.
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HarbourCats Show Off Duds

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoThe summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) held their inaugural home stand at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria (BC) last Wednesday through Friday with three wins and league-leading 1,883 per game average in attendance.  Not only are they winning, but they are looking good doing it sporting the uniforms below:

Victoria HarbourCats Uniforms

This 59FIFTY® fitted cap is one of two official on-field caps for the HarbourCats. It features an embroidered (raised) white "HC" logo on the front, stitched New Era® flag at wearer's left side and embroidered maple leaf on the rear.

This 59FIFTY® fitted cap is one of two official on-field caps for the HarbourCats. It features an embroidered (raised) white “HC” logo on the front, stitched New Era® flag at wearer’s left side and embroidered maple leaf on the rear.

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Rogues, HarbourCats Make Debut

Medford Rogues LogoVictoria Harbour Cats Head LogoWednesday was opening night for two new teams in the summer collegiate West Coast League.  The Medford Rogues made their regular-season debut in front of a “paid crowd” of 1,282 at newly improved Harry & David Field.  Read more here.  Meanwhile the Victoria HarbourCats kicked off the regular season in front of a sold-out Continue reading

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HarbourCats Unveil All-Star Game Logo

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to announce that the Yates Street Tap House will be the presenting partner of the 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game. The game will be held on July 23 on the HarbourCats home field at Royal Athletic Park.  The HarbourCats are also excited to reveal the official 2013 WCL All-Star Game logo. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Unveil Official Team Mascot

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to reveal the team’s new mascot. Harvey the HarbourCat debuted on Thursday morning at the Hotel Rialto. He was welcomed to the Victoria mascot community by Marty the Marmot from the Victoria Royals, Striker from the Victoria Highlanders, and Thunder from the University of Victoria. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Introduce Mascot, Name the Mascot Contest

HarbourCatsOfficialLogoPRESS RELEASE – HarbourCats General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to unveil the team’s new mascot and invites all fans to suggest a name for the newest member of the HarbourCats family. The Times-Colonist newspaper is hosting the “Name the Mascot” contest, which kicks-off with a special notice in their Sunday, February 10th edition. Be sure to watch for it! Continue reading

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First-Year Victoria to Host 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – Victoria HarbourCats Owner John McLean and General Manager Holly Jones are pleased to announce that the City of Victoria and the Victoria HarbourCats have been awarded the 2013 West Coast League (WCL) All-Star Game. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Victoria HarbourCats’ (UPDATED)

At a press conference today, the owners of the new summer collegiate West Coast League expansion franchise  in Victoria (BC) unveiled the team’s name a logo.  The Victoria HarbourCats will begin play in 2013 at Royal Athletic Park. Continue reading

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