On Saturday, September 24, 2016 WGSA members and families are invited out to a Blue Jays game. We originally bought a block of tickets in the 200 level, but these have been sold out. Our Board member in charge of these has obtained more 50 more tickets, but they are in the 500 level. If you would like to take advantage of these, the prices are $25.50 for adults and $15 for children 14 and under.
The Blue Jays will be playing the New York Yankees. This day will be a Jr Jays day and there will be lots of fun activities outside of the Rogers Centre, beginning at 11:00am. After the game children ages 14 and under can run the bases.
Our Skills Day on Saturday was once again a big success. The heat and humidity got to just about everyone, but it didn't seem to detract from the fun that everyone was having.
Click here to see the results by team and individual.
The WGSA is sad to inform our players and parents of the passing of Alsie Jack and our sincere condolences go out to Alsie's family and many friends.
Beyond his on-field umpiring duties, Alsie was an executive in the Durham Region Umpires Membership (DRUM), as well being the Fast Pitch Zone 8 Umpire-in-Chief for Softball Ontario. While the WGSA benefitted directly from his umpiring, even more important was Alsie's influence in helping to train and evaluate our junior umpires over the years. He was a great supporter of the WGSA and of the sport of softball in general.
His passion, commitment, and ever-present smile will be missed by all of us. Rest in peace, Alsie.
The WGSA has offered girls the opportunity to compete, improve skills, improve fitness and, most importantly, have fun, for over thirty years. In that time we have been proud of the skill level of our coaches and players evidenced by our consistently high results in Select Tournaments and by the level of play in our house league program.
As an organization we continually strive to offer our membership more value for their dollar and will continue to strive to improve ourselves. One step forward in this ongoing process may be found in this year's players packages, which will be distributed by coaches: a new Code of Conduct for players and parents. These go along with the Codes of Conduct that are being signed for the first time by coaches and umpires of WGSA. As you read these you will unlikely find anything new or revolutionary. They are simply a formal statement of everyone's commitment to the same ideals: fairness, tolerance, respect and fun. By stating everyone's intent up front, we will all maintain our commitment to these worthy goals.
Does your child have a birthday coming up? Order some logowear. Would mom and dad like to show support for their daughter? Order some logowear. Click here to go to the clothing order form website.
If you would like to try on the clothing for sizing purposes please visit Roy's store at 1609 McEwen Dr in Whitby.
Need a Police Record Check? Effective June 21, 2016 The Durham Regional Police Services, Police Record Check processing and finger print scanning unit has moved to the 3rd floor, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby.
Thousands of people have participated in WGSA over the past forty years - players, parents, coaches, executive members. All of them have fond memories from that time. What are your favourite memories of WGSA? Who has the oldest memory to share? Tweet your memory with the hashtag "irememberwgsa" to have it appear below.
Erin McLean: "I remember the first time I hit into the swamp area at Iroquois park playing on the back diamond and feeling like I was in the major leagues!"
Erin McLean: "I remember when the batting cages were installed down at Iroquois and realizing I had a long way to go because they were SO FAST!"
Erin McLean: "I remember heading to Dairy Queen after every game with my parents because we could always find something to celebrate."
WGSA has long been concerned with the physical fitness of our community and has been committed to providing fitness opportunities for girls from ages 5 - 24. Within the last few years Canada, through its participation with sports organizations, has also become committed to formalizing this ideal. Click on the picture above to see what is happening in this area.