Opening Day Ceremony

March 18, 2018

The North Shore Baseball Association spring season is just around the corner. Thank you for choosing NSBA. Soon you will be getting your team assignment and schedules. Thank you for your patience as we anxiously await our final field allocations.

With over 750 players, this year promises to be an exciting second season.

Opening Day Ceremony Details:

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Time: 11:20 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park

Address: 1905 Jones Avenue, North Vancouver, BC

Below is a detailed agenda for the day (excluding your team’s photo time as this will be provided in the next few weeks by your team manager).

We have lots of fun activities for the day: an NSBA player parade onto Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park to start off the Opening Day Ceremony, a 5U base race to end Opening Day Ceremony, two (2) bouncy castles, face painting, a clown, balloons, BBQ grill and concession stand including free hot dogs for players, equipment sales, a 50/50 draw, a loonie bat draw, the Vancouver Canadians’ Bear and what should be a fantastic NSBA 13U (PeeWee) AA game starting on the field at 1:30 PM.

As part of the Opening Day Ceremony, we request that all NSBA players, coaches, and managers arrive at Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park area and meet up with their team no later than 11:20 AM. Teams will have been established well in advance of April 8th.


NSBA Opening Day Ceremony Detailed Agenda

11:20 AMAll NSBA players/teams arrive at Zuehlke at 11:20 AM to meet and prepare for the 11:45 AM player parade onto Chris Zuehlke field.
11:43 AMAnnouncement via PA system of the commencement of the Player (and coach/manager) Parade.
11:45 AM - 12:10 PMPlayer (and coach/manager) Parade

Parade starts at the 5U level and works way up. The players will stand just outside the field's infield facing home plate. 7U stand just behind the 5U players, etc...
12:10 PM - 12:15 PMNSBA Welcome
12:16 PM - 12:19 PMNational Anthem
12:19 PM - 12:23 PMNSBA President's Address
12:23 PM - 12:33 PMDignitary Speeches
12:35 PM - 12:43 PMOfficial First Pitch
12:50 PM - 12:55 PM5U BASE RACE - All 5U players line up at 1 of the 4 bases and on "go" run around the bases 2 times
12:58 PM - 1:00 PMNSBA Vice President Closing Remarks and announcement of 50/50 draw winner and money bat draw winner


PLEASE NOTE: In the event of significant rain (like last year), most of the events will be cancelled except for photos and the free hot dogs for players.


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