Mayor, local celebs compete in HarbourCats charity game

Proceeds of by-donation game going to Victoria United Way

The Victoria HarbourCats are hosting a friendly VIP game that includes regional mayors, MLAs and members from the media this weekend.

HarbourCats general manager Jim Swanson said the June 21 game is a chance to recognize the hard work done by many in the community in promoting local baseball.

“One team will be made up of the executive of the Greater Victoria Baseball Association,” he said. “They’re volunteer and they never get to cross that white line. This is something to pay back for what they do for baseball in Victoria.”

The opposing team will be made up of Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin, Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns, Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver and several sports reporters including the News’ Travis Paterson.

The by-donation game will benefit the United Way.

“We get a lot of support from a lot of different sectors. These are just a few,” Swanson said. “And I think they’ll get an appreciation of how good our players are once this game is over.”

The Saturday game starts around 3 p.m. Visit harbourcats.com for the latest information.

Just Posted

West Shore RCMP block entrance to Goldstream Park, evicting all campers by morning

Roving tent city moved to provincial park yesterday, advocates say homeless unfairly targeted

Choir study shows people with dementia can learn new songs

Volunteers need for Alzheimer’s helpline, World Alzheimer’s Day is Sept. 21

Victoria’s ‘Penny Girl’ to tell story of gender transition in new documentary

Frankie Edroff will write film, Empress Avenue Media to direct, produce project funded by Telus Storyhive

Four Greater Victoria mayors to be acclaimed in fall election

No election in District of Highlands with six council candidates up for six seats

United Way asks Victoria to share local love

2018 campaign aims to raise another $5M

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read