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Saturday , 19 June 2021

City supports U15 Alberta Zone Championships for $1000

The city is supporting an upcoming baseball zone championship.

The city will sponsor $1000 for the U15 Alberta Zone Championships being held in Cold Lake August 16-18 at Imperial Park with eight teams across the province coming to the city.

“These provincial tournaments are important for the area,” said Mayor Craig Copeland.

“Minor ball is hosting one mid-march. Council for now has allocated $1000 towards the sponsorship program and we’ll see once they get closer to the event if that’s going to be satisfactory for them. When you consider all the hotel stays, there’s a good return to the economy in Cold Lake,” he said.

In 2019, city council budgeted $60,000 for sponsoring functions, goodwill, and other activities for the staff and community. So far, they’ve spent $10,685 in the council goodwill fund.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.