HarbourCats to celebrate Forces Appreciation Day

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Peter Mallett 
Staff Writer

The Victoria HarbourCats want to take you out to the ball game.

The West Coast League baseball team is inviting military members and staff to their Friday, July 8 game against the Kamloops Northpaws.

“The HarbourCats’ Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Appreciation Event is a great opportunity for the public to interact with and learn more about the Royal Canadian Navy and Canada’s military,” says Matt Carlson, CFB Esquimalt Projects Officer.

The summer-collegiate baseball team will host Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Appreciation Event at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.

A limited number of complimentary tickets will also be made available to military members and civilian staff through their unit chief.

Discounted general admission tickets can be purchased online by entering the promo code FORCES 2022 at https://harbourcats.com/events-promotions

 

Event perks:

  • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt Base Commander Captain (Navy) Jeff Hutchinson will throw the game’s opening pitch.
  • The Regional Cadet Support Unit will provide a colour party for the game’s opening ceremony.
  • The Naden Band will perform O Canada.
  • Other military units from Victoria will provide interactive and dynamic displays, including 443 Squadron, CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum, HMCS Malahat, and N35 Target Cell.
  • The Search and Recovery Dog Association of Victoria dogs and handlers, and CFB Esquimalt’s Urban Search and Rescue team will provide demonstrations for fans in attendance.
  • The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre will be facilitating the 50/50 draw.

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