Canadian Open Fastpitch Society

The Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship is operated by the Canadian Open Fastpitch Society, a registered not-for-profit society dedicated to advocating and encouraging the development of the sport of softball by staging a first class, family oriented elite international fastpitch event. The event is devoted to providing young, high caliber, female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential and ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, offer exposure to potential university and college scholarships, provide a source of inspiration and mentorship to the youth of the sport and provide an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch spectator.

The Canadian Open Fastpitch Society is registered in the province of British Columbia, Canada by the Registrar of Societies under the Society Act of British Columbia. As such, we operate with a constitution and bylaws.


Mission Statement

To advocate and encourage the development of the sport of softball by staging a first class, family oriented elite international fastpitch event for girls 16 and under and young women under 19. The event is devoted to providing young high caliber female athletes the opportunity to expand their potential and ability by fielding elite level fastpitch teams, offer exposure to potential university and college scholarships, provide a source of inspiration and mentorship to the youth of the sport and provide an entertaining, fun-filled sporting experience for the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch spectator.

Objectives

  • To develop an elite level international fastpitch event that will provide the most optimum play possible for young female athletes (U19) and (16U), provide an atmosphere that encourages the athlete to be the best they can be and provide possible college and university scholarship opportunities as well as opportunities to enhance their personal and athletic development.
  • To stage a first class event which inspires young talent, promotes the sport, enhances community involvement, profiles sponsors and supporters and provides a great entertainment experience for the spectator.
  • To provide mentorship to the youth and support Softball Canada by providing a forum to showcase Team Canada and other top International Women's teams in the Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Women's Tournament.

Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch Host Committee

2014 Directors

  • Chairman – Greg Timm
  • Director of Media & Communications – Laura Ballance
  • Director of Administration – David Dowhaniuk
  • Director of Tournament Services – David Harris
  • Director of Technical Services – Jackie Dugger

2014 Committee Chairs

  • Chair of Accreditation – Zeone Andrijaszyn
  • Chair of Bat Girl Coordination – Karen Hefferland
  • Chair of Ceremonies & On-Field Promotions & Awards - Kim Proctor
  • Chair of Finance - David Dowhaniuk
  • Chair of Game Production – Glenn Granstrom
  • Games Supervisor - Women's (Softball City) - Rick Leche
  • Games Supervisor - Futures & Showcase (Softball City) - Cliff Pettie
  • Games Supervisor (Cloverdale Athletic Park) - TBA
  • Games Supervisor (Sunnyside Park)- TBA
  • Chair of Gates & Ticket Administration - TBA
  • Chair of Host Families – Keith Hart
  • Chair of International Affairs – Roberto Perez-Leon
  • Chair of Medical Services - Richard Feneley & Steve Mah
  • Chair of Merchandising & Uniforming - Cheryl Head
  • Chair of On-Site Logistics - Cathy Fasolino
  • Chair of Reserved Seating – Gary Rosval
  • Official Scorer - Suzanne Sigurdson
  • Chair of Scorekeeping (Softball City) - Tarry Jamieson
  • Chair of Scorekeeping (Cloverdale Athletic Park) - Daphne McMann
  • Chair of Scorekeeping (Sunnyside Park) - Lavaughn Larson
  • Chair of Security & Parking - John Cater
  • Site Supervisor (Cloverdale Athletic Park) – Chad Olafson
  • Site Supervisor (Sunnyside Park) – Steve Lee
  • Chair of Tournament Logistics – Arnie Groenewegen
  • Chair of Transportation - Frank Demaris
  • Chair of VIP Hospitality – Pam O’Connor
  • Chair of Volunteer Hospitality – Diane Hill
  • Chair of Volunteer Services - Jill Battie
  • Umpire in Chief (Women's) – Brian Van Os
  • Umpire in Chief (Futures & Showcase) – Dave Brewer

2014 Office Staff

  • Executive Director - Brittney Prentice
  • Administrator - Taylor Harrison

 2014 Affiliates

  • City of Surrey Liaisons - Jamey Serediuk & Hugh Norris
  • International Softball Federation Liaison - Dale McMann
  • Softball Canada Liaison - Hugh Mitchener
  • Softball British Columbia Liaison - TBA
  • Softball City Liaison - TBA

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testimonials

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The girls watched some exciting international ball and also competed against some great teams from all over Canada and the U.S. The girls have experienced some memories they will never forget. On behalf of the girls, their parents and our coaching staff, we would like to thank the entire organizing committee and volunteers for a fantastic and memorable event!
Coach, Chinguacousy Cougars 18U
My athletes also went back and watched a lot of the international games and just hung out at the park. I can’t think of a better place for the young athletes to hang out but at the Ball Park!! Thank you so much for providing our team with this experience! See you next year!!! Thank you Greg and volunteers!!
Coach, Fleetwood Force 96
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your event; it was a tremendous experience for all our girls and their families. Your event was the finest and most well organized tournament we’ve had the privilege to attend in all of the Pacific Northwest. Again, thank you for the opportunity to participate in your outstanding tournament!
Coach, Calgary Rockies
I want to thank you for the efficiency and professionalism shown by all people making your event successful. From the parking lot people to the info desk to the accreditation booth, and then the experience for our daughter to see the international players close up was really amazing. Thank you again for your commitment in promoting the Canadian softball culture.
Coach
I just wanted to congratulate the organizing committee on a fantastic tournament once again. This is our second year in a row participating in the event and we hope to be back again next year. The competition is excellent. The facilities are fantastic. We had great umpiring all week and it is by far the best organized tournament we have ever participated in. Thank you.
Coach, Chinguacousy Cougars 18U
At the coaches meeting you stated that all teams would be treated the same and your word was held by all. My athletes were treated with the utmost respect and loved every minute of this tournament. They rubbed elbows with Team Canada, USA, Australia, etc. and those athletes took pictures, high fived and just made it a wonderful experience for my girls. Thank you!
Coach, Fleetwood Force 96
As always the event was fantastic. Congratulations to the Organizing Committee. I also want to advise how much the Showcase 16U means to the players. It was amazing how many parents (from all teams) said how excited their daughters were to participate as players in the event having spent so many years as spectators, volunteers, or bat girls. Thanks again!
Coach
I attended your tournament with my daughter and her team, and I just wanted to let you know that this was one of the best experiences she has had playing softball . What a great tournament! It was so exciting seeing the other countries play, as well as playing against them!! Wow!! This is about as close to the Olympics as we'll get! Thanks!!
Parent, Schutt Hurricanes
Our team and I would like to thank you for the week in Surrey, our players and fans alike enjoyed themselves. We found the teams and towns people very friendly and accommodating. We leave your town very proud of the effort from our players and good memories of the tournament.
Coach, Georgia Challengers
I just wanted to say thank you for the hospitality you and your staff showed to me and my assistant coach from Whitworth College in Spokane! Your staff was friendly and respectful. Also, your recruiting booklet was absolutely wonderful for us! This was my first time at your event and I believe it won't be the last.
Recruiting Coach, Whitworth College, Spokane
We would like to thank the organizing committee for putting on THE GREATEST MIDGET GIRLS FASTPITCH TOURNAMENT IN THE WORLD. It has been our honor to compete in this tournament! It is awesome and has raised the quality of competition for our players in this country. Thank you very much for allowing the ICE to be part of this event, and we look forward to next year.
Manager, Manitoba ICE Softball
We sincerely appreciated the opportunity to participate in your event. What a fantastic experience for our team. You and your workers do a great job, a great job indeed. The organization of everything about the tournament is terrific. You go above and byond the call of duty. We want you to know we recognize that and we appreciate it very much.
Coach, Bloomington Lady Hearts
As many other volunteers, I had a great good time at the Fastpitch tournament while helping it be the success it was. Thank you all in all for the opportunity to help and I have fun doing it!
Volunteer
It was my pleasure to assist in a small way with the tournament again this year. Congratulations to you and your team for conducting a great tournament!
Volunteer
I wish to thank everyone again, for the tremendous support before and during this year’s event. You are all truly professional and I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with all of you.
Volunteer
My wife and I were able to attend the last few days of the event. We were very impressed by the way that the tournament was run and the courteousness of the staff and the volunteers. Our experience was a very positive one. We hope to be able to attend the event for many years to come. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Spectator
Just wanted to thank you for another great experience; the kids and parents loved it as I knew they would. Hopefully we can bring another team back next year!
Coach, St. Louis Extreme Elite