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    Congratulations to the Garrison Petawawa Men’s and Women’s Slo Pitch teams - the 2019 Ontario Regional Championships were held July 12-15 at the garrison and both teams took top spot out of five teams vying for the title. The Men’s and Women’s teams from CFB Kingston took home silver medals. (Submitted photos)

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    Congratulations to the Garrison Petawawa Men’s and Women’s Slo Pitch teams - the 2019 Ontario Regional Championships were held July 12-15 at the garrison and both teams took top spot out of five teams vying for the title. The Men’s and Women’s teams from CFB Kingston took home silver medals. (Submitted photos)

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    Before the games started, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Health Promotion Specialist Trina Mansour sang O’Canada. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Garrison Petawawa Deputy Commander Lieutenant-Colonel Pat Heebner throws the first ball during the opening ceremonies for the 2019 Ontario Region Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Championships on July 12 at the Petawawa Civic Centre fields. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    It takes a lot of tenacity to win, something that both Petawawa teams displayed. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Petawawa teams win Slo-Pitch Regionals

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday August 1, 2019


Players from across the province met in Petawawa to compete at the Canadian Armed Forces 2019 Ontario Region Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Championships.

Teams from Kingston, Trenton, Borden and North Bay joined their Petawawa peers from July 12 to 15 with both the Men’s and Women’s titles won by Garrison Petawawa teams. CFB Kingston took home silver in both categories.

Though there could only be two team champions, all athletes displayed gold medal worthy sportsmanship, teamwork and skill.

“This speaks to the athletic performances of the remarkable quality over the course of this championship,” said Garrison Petawawa Deputy Commander Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Pat Heebner.

He was given the honour of opening the championships, and after a moving rendition of O’Canada performed by Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Health Promotion Specialist Trina Mansour, he was invited to throw the first ball of the game.

He praised the athletes not only for their skill on the field but for their esprit-de-corps and camaraderie shared even among rivals.

“This speaks to the connections we have with each other in the CAF, which make us the envy of all other nations and I know that for a fact,” said LCol Heebner.

The championships were held on the grounds of the Petawawa Civic Centre.

“The base as a whole is working on our diamonds,” said Rebecca Olstad, PSP Military Sports Coordinator. “With the amount of teams and the number of days, we needed to have lights as a backup and we don’t have that opportunity on our base.”

Though the event ran smoothly, it is primarily due to the efforts of PSP staff, Civic Centre staff, volunteers, medical personnel and the umpires who willingly gave of their time to make it all happen.

“It takes significant effort from a number of committed people to make events like these work,” said LCol Heebner.