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The Victoria HarbourCats have submitted a bid to host the 2017 and 2018 Baseball Canada Senior Championships.

Should the HarbourCats win the right to host, it will be the first time for the event to take place in Victoria. Prince George hosted the event in 2002 and 2012 and Kamloops in 2005.

A member of the HarbourCats marketing team, Shawn Petriw also happens to be the nationals bid chair, apparently he has extensive experience in hosting championship events.

Jim Swanson, who is an owner and is the General Manager of the team said, “Our local ownership group pledged to do all we can to bring the best baseball events possible to Victoria, as part of our mandate to build the game of baseball and support community growth.”

He added, “It (the event) would complement our HarbourCats season nicely, and give our fans and the community something else to look forward to in those summers. More baseball is a good thing, and we know this great community will support it fully.”

Once the HarbourCats’ season has ended, fans can look forward to an end of August tournament.

Ten teams from across Canada would be anticipated to play. The tournament takes place Wednesday and ends on the Sunday and in that time will feature 25 games.

The HarbourCats will know the bid results from Baseball Canada by early November.

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