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Closing Breakfast

Hello All 60+ Slo-Pitch Members
With the 2023 Ball season coming to an end, plans are in the process of organizing the Closing Breakfast.

The Breakfast will be held on October 10th at 9:30 AM at the Royal Oak Centrepointe, 117 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean.

The Royal Oak has agreed to open their doors early to serve us and we will be the only client in the restaurant at that time. Doors will open at 9:15 AM.

This will be a buffet style breakfast with a choice of coffee or tea. The cost will be $10.00 per person all in. Everyone is welcome.

To book your meal, you can pay by cheque (Payable to Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League – Cheques can be given to Chery Ferguson next week or you can  mail to 6084 Willowbark Drive, Orleans, ON K1C 5T8).  Alternatively you can send an e-transfer payment to Chery Ferguson @  Please respond no later than October 3rd.

We look forward to celebrating another successful 60+ Slo-Pitch season with you.

Thank you,
Robin Boyd, President

Frank Licari Trophy Nominations

The Frank Licari Trophy is a trophy we introduced last year to be awarded to a player of the league who best displays the principles of good sportsmanship over the course of the season.

Any team member, including captains, can nominate a candidate for the award.

Nominations should describe instances of good sportsmanship displayed by the candidate. Team captains will review all submitted nominations and select a candidate to receive the award.

The Frank Licari Sportsmanship Award Criteria are based on the Sportsmanship principles contained in our 2023 Handbook as follows:

It includes enjoying yourself and encouraging enjoyment for others. It means taking responsibility for your actions, having an understanding and appreciation of the rules, recognizing and appreciating good performances, exhibiting respect for officials, and expecting proper behaviour from teammates.

It also means respecting the rights, dignity and worth of all athletes, coaches, other volunteers, the media, friends and spectators regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion or ability.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please send an email to with the name of the person and describe instances of good sportsmanship displayed by the candidate.

Nominations will close on September 12th at the end of day. Please support our League by nominating a candidate.

Thank you
Robin Boyd (President)

VP Operations and League Secretary Acclaimed

Hello members of the Ottawa 60-Plus SloPitch League.
The nomination period for candidates to take the roles of VP Operations and League Secretary have closed with no nominees/applicants received.
Dan STANKOVIC and Peter ATKINSON have graciously agreed to stay on in their roles as League Secretary and VP Ops respectively.
Be sure to thank them, the next time you see them, for their participation in these key roles.
At the end of the 2024 season, the positions of VP Social, Treasurer and League President will be up for election. I hope that some of you will consider putting your names forward for one of these positions.
Our league can only succeed if we have people willing to participate in its running.
Cheers, and good luck in the playoffs.
Robin Boyd, League President

Nelson’s 43rd Terry Fox Run

Nelson’s Message to our league members

Many have asked, “Nelson are you doing the Terry Fox Run this year”. Yes, for sure, this will be my 43rd consecutive Marathon of Hope Terry Fox Run. I’ll do my usual 10k run albeit a little slower, maybe at my 7-year-old great granddaughter’s pace.

Please help me surpass the $125,000.00 by sponsoring me either online on this page at the link OR on my pledge sheet which I’ll have at the ballpark.

My wife has beaten cancer 3 times, our oldest daughter twice and myself once, I’m sure you know someone or even yourself who has/had cancer, so “please” donate so we can through research beat this dreaded disease. Thank you for your generous support in the past, remember “I’M NO QUITTER” and neither are you.

Thank you, your old TerryFoxer

Nelson Waddell

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Ottawa East – Orleans, ON

Executive Elections 2023

Hello Ballplayers 

Every year at this time, the League holds elections for the Executive Committee that is responsible for all league activities. We always need a few people to step forward to join the Executive Committee and help guide the League as we organize for next season. Please consider getting involved, either as a candidate or by persuading another capable individual to stand for election.

This year two of our five Executive positions are up for renewal, VP Operations and League Secretary. You can find the job descriptions on the league website 

As in the past, the vote will be by secret ballot at the diamonds.

Bear in mind that you can nominate someone for a role (get that person’s approval, first) or you can self-nominate (that is, volunteer yourself).

Absence from Ottawa (for any snowbirds) is not a barrier to holding one of the positions as the monthly meetings are held virtually. You can be located anywhere and still participate. The success of our league depends on the availability of volunteers to keep things running smoothly.

July 24 to August 15: Nominations
August 22 & 29: Elections by secret ballot at the diamonds.

Following the close of nominations, the candidates will be announced and instructions provided on how to participate in the vote.

Nominations (or questions) can be submitted by sending an email to

When submitting nominations please include the name(s) of the nominator(s) and the contact information for the nominee.

Gerry Lelievre has kindly volunteered to look after the elections account and the nomination process again this year. To ensure confidentiality only Gerry has access to the elections account.

Robin Boyd, League President

Defibrillators At the RA Centre

As you know, our League places a strong emphasis on providing the safest environment possible for our senior players. For example, we included in this year’s registration form a question on whether or not each player had CPR training. This information was included with the team roster data base. With this goal in mind, CLICK HERE  for a visual description of where the defibrillators are located at the RA should an emergency situation arise during our games.

June 6 Games Cancelled Due to Smoke

We have decided to cancel our games  today due to the poor air quality resulting from the wildfires in Quebec and nearby. Environment Canada has issued an Air Quality Alert for the Ottawa area and advised that older adults and people with heart disease and breathing problems such as asthma should avoid outdoor activities. Given our population demographics, the Executive Committee feels that it is better to minimize the health risk to our senior members.
We will advise when the cancelled games will be rescheduled.

Opening Breakfast

Hello Everyone:

With the 2023 Ball season getting ready to start and COVID in our rear-view mirror, we have decided to have an Opening Breakfast/ General meeting again this year.

The breakfast will be held on April 25th at 9:30 AM at the Royal Oak Centrepointe, 117 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean.  The Royal Oak Centrepointe is a new sponsor this year.

The Royal Oak has agreed to open their doors early to serve us breakfast. We will be the only client in the restaurant at that time. Doors will open at 9:15 AM. This will be a buffet style breakfast with a choice of coffee or tea. The cost will be $16.00 per person all in. Everyone is welcome including spare players, scorekeepers and previous players on our email list.

To book your meal, you can pay by cheque (payable to Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League) and mail it to “Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League, 6084 Willowbark Drive, Orleans, Ont. K1C 5T8 or send your e-transfer payment to Chery Ferguson at

Please note that Royal Oak will need to have a head count of those coming to the breakfast prior to the event. So, we also ask if you could reply to this email by April 18 if you are coming.

For those full-time registered players who have not yet returned their completed waiver form, Chery will also have some blank forms at the breakfast available for signing. This will make it easier and faster to complete this mandatory step so you don’t have to worry about it before playing your first game.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the breakfast and to playing ball again this summer.

Robin Boyd, President

Registration 2023

Hello Everyone,

The League’s Registration fee of $85 for full time players remains the same from last year.

The Registration form is a fillable PDF format allowing you to directly enter the information. Save the Registration form on your computer, open it and input the required information and then return the completed form by email to  by March 10, 2023. If you prefer you can also print the completed PDF form mail to Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League, 6084 Willowbark Drive, Orleans, Ont. K1C 5T8.

Please note that the Waiver form must be signed and returned to us for insurance purposes before you play in our League. Instructions of how to return the completed Waiver are provided on the form itself.

We will also send reminders as we get closer to the start of the to return the Registration and Waiver forms.

A reply back by email would also be appreciated if you don’t plan to return to our League so that we can maintain an accurate and complete player database.

If you have any questions or technical difficulties, please get back to me by email.

I look forward to seeing everyone back on the baseball diamond and to having another successful and fun summer playing ball.

Robin Boyd
President, Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League

Rules Committee

Hello 60+ Players

The Ottawa 60+ Slo-Pitch League is inviting interested players to join our Rules Committee that will meet early in the new year.
In particular, we are looking for potential Committee members who have two or more years of experience with our league, have a good understanding of current Ottawa 60+ Slo-pitch rules, and are willing to commit to attending an in-person meeting as well as participating in any required follow-up virtual meetings.
The purpose of the Rules Committee is not to review all the rules of play but rather to propose specific rule changes and clarifications that support our league’s ongoing tradition of co-ed non-competitive slo-pitch with emphasis on fair play, sportsmanship, and good fellowship.
If you are interested in joining the Rules Committee, please send your expression of interest to by Friday, January 6.
Thank you,
Robin Boyd