S: Vancouver Canadians Baseball 2011 Created by: Tanya Wright
FC: Vancouver Canadians Baseball 2011 Northwest League Champions
1: The 2011 baseball season began on the craziest day in Vancouver's history! Notice the Canucks game on the big screen behind us. We spent half the evening watching the resulting riot trying to convince our new players Travis Garrett (Long Beach, CA)and Shane Davis (London, Ontario) that Vancouver really was a safe city...
3: The first games of the season are always so exciting! Ahhh Baseball is back! | When you arrive in style you better be great! The biggest cheers at the ballpark always go to the grounds crew.
4: Fathers Day at Nat. Tanya and Darcy take a rare day to hang with Mum (Nola) and Dad (Sid). Not exactly the warm weather we were hoping for though.
6: Shane arrived but his paperwork didn't so while he did get to pitch during the initial home games he didn't get to go on the first road trip. This afforded us a rare opportunity to really get to know him. (while on the golf course)
7: Taylor's 14th Birthday provided Shane with the full family experience! Yikes | Tanya's Birthday a week later meant he was back with these crazy people again. Hilly was smitten (or was that Shane)
10: The host family party has become a much loved event! | Janna and Bill know how to throw a party!
15: The next day it was back to the grind for all of us. But hey, a little drunken debauchery is good for the spirit right?
16: Canada Day arrived and along with it the stress of bidding in the silent auction for the special uniforms. I had been duped in the past so this year I wisely named the bids as "parents of players" thus ensuring success. Of course the game went long and the weather was dicey so the ceremony at the end was a bit anticlimactic. Getting Hilly and Lasya to go on the field was nearly impossible...
20: OK Shane and Hillary were just pathetic with the photo opp... Could someone please teach Shane how to hold a jersey! Travis and Lasya did a much better job... I'm just glad we won the bidding!
22: Beautiful Quarry Rock looking down onto Deep Cove. We took the easy road and hiked down from the top.
23: We had so much fun with the Garrett Family! I don't think they got even one day of good weather the entire 10 days they were here. Just a lot of typical Vancouver rain which they seemed to like??? What?
24: In spite of watching games every day we did manage to show them the town | An afternoon spent at Granville Island followed by the circle tour of Vancouver