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Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association Secures Funding for New Baseball Field in Central Bedeque

An aerial view of the new baseball field in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island.

An aerial view of the new baseball field in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island. (Corey Ross/Century 21 Northumberland Realty)

BEDEQUE, PEI, Jan. 28, 2021 – The Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association (BAMBA), in partnership with the Rural Municipality of Bedeque and Area, is proud to announce its successful funding acquisition to build a new state of the art baseball field in the community of Bedeque.

The association is grateful for the generous donations from the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Rural Growth Initiative, Jays Care Foundation’s Field of Dreams and the Bedeque Development Fund to make the project possible.

“Our board of directors realized the need for a sustainable option for children in the community to play baseball in the years ahead,” said Ryan McKenna, co-president with the Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association. “We’re looking forward to continuing to grow the sport in the community and seeing Blue Jackets players play here for years to come.”

The new field, which has yet to unveil an official name, is being constructed off Route 1A in Central Bedeque and will field teams from the 15U level and above. 

“The Department of Fisheries and Communities is happy to assist with this new facility for the BAMBA, as well as all residents of the Rural Municipality of Bedeque and Area,” said Jamie Fox, Minister of Fisheries and Communities. “In a time where we are recognizing the importance of outdoor recreation, I am confident that this exciting state of the art complex will be put to great use by the community.”

“Jays Care Foundation is pleased to announce another investment in Prince Edward Island and congratulates Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association on their successful application to our Field of Dreams program,” said Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation. “We are excited to invest in the construction of a brand-new diamond to create new opportunities for the children and youth of Bedeque to play and learn through the game of baseball.”

BAMBA’s board of directors would like to specifically thank former Rural Municipality of Bedeque and Area Mayor Ron Rayner along with Kevin McKenna, BAMBA Senior Advisor, for their continued contributions and work on this project. Without their tireless efforts, this new field would not be possible.

Construction for the project is currently underway with an estimated completion of August 2021.

About BAMBA

The Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association (BAMBA) is home to the Blue Jackets and is one of 11 minor baseball associations under Baseball PEI.

Established in 1993, BAMBA has a strong history of featuring talented young players from Bedeque, Borden-Carleton, Kinkora, Crapaud and 34 surrounding areas.

 

For further information, contact Ryan McKenna, Co-President, Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association, 647-381-0448, ryan.b.mckenna@gmail.com 

Photo Credit: Corey Ross/Century 21 Northumberland Realty

15U Bantam AA Tryouts

15U Bantam AA Tryouts:

⚾️ Friday June 12th, 6pm Kinkora Field‬

⚾️ Saturday June 13th, 10am Kinkora field

Due to COVID19 and Health PEI guidelines for public gatherings, we need to ensure no more than 20 people at the ball field for the month of June.
Parents will be asked to remain in vehicles.

For more information please contact Daryle Arsenault for details:
faustinamurray@hotmail.com

13U PeeWee AA Tryouts

13U PeeWee “AA” Tryouts:

The first 2 Tryout times will take place at the Rink Field in Bedeque.

TRYOUT SCHEDULE:

⚾️ 1. TUESDAY June 9th, 2020 6PM

⚾️ 2. WEDNESDAY June 10th, 2020 6PM

⚾️ 3. Second tryout round TBA

Following the first 2 tryout times, players invited to the second tryout round will be posted on BAMBA social media platforms and Website.

Due to COVID19 and Health PEI guidelines for public gatherings, we need to ensure no more than 20 people at the ball field for the month of June.Parents will be asked to remain in vehicles.

To ensure we meet the Health PEI threshold guidelines, parents must register for 13U tryouts by emailing Andrew MacKay andsmackay@gmail.com

Depending on the number of players who sign up for “AA” we may require 2 tryout groups.

Associations are requesting that for this season, due to the 20 person capacity on the field - that only players interested in playing AA this season attend and not use the tryout time as a warm-up for the season.

 

The 13U PeeWee “A” team will commence practices following first round of “AA” cuts.

Stay tuned for information coming soon for Rally Cap, Jr.Mosquito, Mosquito and Bantam times.

Thank you and stay well

Registration Fees

We are targeting the second week in June to get our Blue Jackets on the field for the 2020 season.

This will give AAA divisions a week to get going. More details about specific field times, divisions, etc. will be communicated in the upcoming week to all registered players.

We ask that all players who have been registered with Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association kindly forward their registration fees via email money transfer to:

BAMBA.AREA@GMAIL.COM

Password: bluejackets

Registration fees are as follows...

 RALLY CAP 7U: $110 ($85 registration + $25 tickets)

 JUNIOR MOSQUITO 9U: $160 ($135 registration + $25 tickets)

 MOSQUITO 11U: $160 ($135 registration + $25 tickets)

 PEEWEE 13U: $175 ($150 registration + $25 tickets)

 BANTAM 15U: $175 ($150 registration + $25 tickets)

 18U: $175 ($150 registration + $25 tickets)

2020 Blue Jackets Coaching Applications

CALLING ALL COACHES!

Interested in coaching baseball this summer? We want to hear from you.

Coaching applications for the upcoming Blue Jackets season are OPEN for ALL divisions.

Please visit the following link to register: https://form.jotform.com/201396015788259

If you have any questions, please email bamba.area@gmail.com.

Registration now open!

Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association is working hard to prepare for our favourite season! Evidently, there are some challenges due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Our baseball Board of Directors has been working very closely with our partners at Baseball Canada, Baseball PEI and local associations to offer a baseball season this summer. The upcoming season may not look like a typical year, however, when the time to return to the field comes, we will be ready to PLAY BALL!

Online registration is now OPEN! Spread the word! Please note that BAMBA is NOT collecting payment, at this time, due to the unknown official start date for the 2020 season. Payment will be collected once an official start date has been determined. As with every new season, our baseball board has a large scope of planning. We need to have our players registered in order to establish the number of teams and coaches. Thank you in advance, for using the online registration. Kindly keep baseball in your thoughts as we would love nothing more to get on the diamonds with our players!

Details regarding the registration process are listed below, for your convenience. If you have any questions about baseball, the BAMBA divisions or the registration process, please reach out at bamba.area@gmail.com

We hope our Blue Jackets families are staying healthy, active & safe, as we push through these unchartered days. The warmer weather is here — grab your glove & bat and do some preseason conditioning! Take care for now.

Sincerely,

Andrew MacKay

Co-President, BAMBA

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| HOW TO REGISTER FOR BASEBALL |

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY: bedequeball.rampregistrations.com

PAYMENT: At this time, we are not accepting payment due the unknown official start date. When Baseball PEI is given the green light from Health PEI officials, payment will be collected. For now, please SELECT THE PAYMENT METHOD YOU WILL BE USING (ie. etransfer, etc.) and submit the online registration form. Payments will only be collected after the 2020 season date is determined.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 8, 2020

| WHICH DIVISION IS MY CHILD IN? |

BAMBA DIVISIONS & FEES:

(“AA” opportunities will be offered & identified at tryouts)

RALLY CAP 7U: Player is 4, 5, 6, or 7 years old during the 2020 calendar year.

Rally Cap Registration Fee: $110 ($85 registration + $25 tickets)

JUNIOR MOSQUITO 9U: Player is 8, 9 or 10 years old during the 2020 calendar year

Junior Mosquito Registration Fee: $160 ($135 registration + $25 tickets)

MOSQUITO 11U: Player is 11 years or younger during the 2020 calendar year Mosquito Registration Fee: $160 ($135 registration + $25 tickets)

PEEWEE 13U: Player turns 12 or 13 years old during the 2020 calendar year

Peewee Registration Fee: $175 ($150 registration + $25 tickets)

BANTAM 15U: Player turns 14 or 15 years

old during the 2020 calendar year

Bantam Registration Fee: $175 ($150 registration + $25 tickets)

18U: Player turns 16, 17 or 18 years old during the 2020 calendar year

18U Registration Fee: $175 ($150 registration + $25 tickets)

| WIN YOUR BASEBALL REGISTRATION |

WIN YOUR 2020 REGISTRATION! All applications received by noon on May 8, 2020 will be entered into a live draw on Facebook. One lucky slugger will receive free registration for the 2020 season!

| LATE REGISTRATION |

It is important to register before the deadline as late registrations will only be accepted based on availability. All late registrations are subject to a fee of $25. The registration deadline is May 8, 2020. Players MUST be registered before they attend any field times and/or tryouts for insurance purposes.

| COACHING |

If you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching this summer, please send us an email at bamba.area@gmail.com We welcome, appreciate and value all our volunteers!

| FAQ |

“We don’t live in Bedeque. Can we register for baseball?”

ANSWER: There are 34 in the Bedeque & Area Minor Baseball District! They include: Albany • Augustine Cove • Bedeque • Borden-Carleton • Breadalbane • Cape Traverse • Central Bedeque • Chelton • Crapaud • Emerald • Fernwood • Freetown • Inkerman • Kelly’s Cross • Kinkora • Lady Fane • Lower Bedeque • Lower Freetown • Maple Plains • Maplewood • Middleton • Mount Tryon • Newton • North Bedeque • North Carleton • North Tryon • Rose Valley • Ross Corner • Searletown • Shamrock • South Freetown • Tryon • Victoria • Westmoreland

If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration or the upcoming season, please reach out! We would love to hear from you — bamba.area@gmail.com

Recent Bedeque and Area Minor Baseball Association News

Held at Credit Union Place, Summerside

The 2021 Baseball PEI Fall Forum and AGM will be held on Saturday, 23 October, starting at 9 am at Credit Union Place, Summerside (511 Notre Dame Street). The Fall Forum will go first and will last approximately two hours; then, upon the completion of the Fall Forum, the Annual General Meeting will commence.

Anybody wishing to attend the Fall Forum/AGM must register by emailing baseball@sportpei.pe.ca before Wednesday, 20 October.

As well, four positions on the Board of Directors of Baseball PEI are up for election at the 2021 AGM. Those positions are:

  • President
  • Director of Administration/Skill Development
  • Director of Female Baseball
  • Director of 15U and 18U Competitions

As per the Baseball PEI Constitution and Bylaws, anybody wishing to offer to run for one of these positions must declare their intention to Baseball PEI, by email (baseball@sportpei.pe.ca) by Saturday, 16 October.

If you have any questions or wish to register to attend, email Randy at baseball@sportpei.pe.ca.

Five MLB PHR Events to be Held Across PEI in late June

04/29/2021, 11:30am ADT
By Baseball PEI

In 2021, Baseball PEI and its minor baseball associations are hosting MLB Pitch, Hit & Run events across the province in late June. There are five being hosted by minor baseball associations across the Island in late June, with the top two competitors in each age category from each event advancing to a Provincial final, in Summerside, on Saturday, 10 July.

What is MLB Pitch, Hit & Run? Although there are some differences, it is quite similar to the Honda Hit, Run and Throw that used to take place annually across Prince Edward Island. Check out this link for a description of the program, its rules and more information: https://www.mlb.com/pitch-hit-and-run.

There are girls’ and boys’ divisions at the following age categories: 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U. The top two point-getters in both the girls’ and boys’ division at each age category, at each event, will be invited to participate in a Provincial Final in Summerside on Saturday, 10 July. Also, there is an opportunity for top point-getters to advance to a regional event with eastern Canada in August/September (that is conditional based on current restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

It is free, and it is open to all boys and girls (regardless of whether they are registered to play minor baseball or not). To participate, each player must register online (the deadline for online registration is seven [7] days before the event). The links to each event are below:

Association(s) Hosting

Date

Time

Field

Location

Registration Link

Bedeque/Kensington

Saturday, 19 June

4 pm

Bedeque Field

1015 Callbeck St, Central Bedeque, PE

https://pitchhitrun2021.leagueapps.com/events/2267698

Western

Saturday, 26 June

10 am

Aces Field

221 Phillip St, Tignish, PE

https://pitchhitrun2021.leagueapps.com/events/2267695

Stratford

Saturday, 26 June

4 pm

Upper MacNeill Field

88 Georgetown Rd, Stratford, PE

https://pitchhitrun2021.leagueapps.com/events/2231629

Three Rivers/Northside

Sunday, 27 June

1 pm

Cardigan Minor Ball Complex

4364 Chapel Rd, Cardigan, PE

https://pitchhitrun2021.leagueapps.com/events/2231644

Summerside

Sunday, 27 June

4 pm

Legends Field

239 Green St, Summerside, PE

https://pitchhitrun2021.leagueapps.com/events/2244520

 

For more information, please email baseball@sportpei.pe.ca.

*Please note this is subject to change due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

PEIBUA Opening Their 2021 Registration

04/26/2021, 9:45am ADT
By Baseball PEI

If you are wishing to become a baseball umpire on Prince Edward Island, the PEI Baseball Umpires Association has opened their 2021 registration.

Any new or returning umpire must complete the form at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/211147873143251. Each registrant will then be provided access to the Grass Roots E-Learning Module and will be able to select the on-field session they wish to attend (any umpire who has already completed either the BCBUA online clinic or the Superclinic must also complete their registration).

For more information, email the PEIBUA Supervisor of Officials Mike Richards at mikerich95@gmail.com.

Follow the PEIBUA on social media:

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PEIBUA/

- Twitter: @PEIBUA1

- Instagram: @peibaseball_umpires_assoc

- Website: http://peibua.goalline.ca/