CANUSA activities gearing up for annual competition with Flint

The CANUSA Games, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, informally get started on Thursday (June 14) with its annual golf tournament.

The 30th golf outing is set for King’s Forest Golf Club with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The following night at Liuna Station is CANUSA’s Gala Dinner and Dance as preparations continue for the annual competition between Hamilton and Flint, Michigan.

This year’s golf tournament is in honour of Bill Sturrup. Sturrup, who was a fixture in Hamilton radio and strong supporter of the CANUSA games, died earlier this year after battling cancer.

Information for both events is available by calling 905-546-2424, ext. 2537 or emailing

And tryouts for the competitions which alternate between Ontario and Michigan (this year Hamilton is the host) are ongoing. Information is available at the above contacts or by visiting

Competitors must be between the ages of 9 and 18.

The games are scheduled for August 10-12 at various venues across Hamilton. The competitions are billed as the longest running and largest international games in North America.

Competitions are held in baseball, basketball, 10-pin bowling, darts, golf, gymnastics, karate, lawn bowling, skeet, slo-pitch, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Tryouts information includes:

Boys Baseball – Contact Glenn at 905-662-4213

Boys Basketball – Every Wednesday at Westdale High School.
Ages 10-12, 6:00-7:20pm
Ages 13-15, 7:20-8:40pm
Ages 16 and 17, 8:40-10:00pm
All ages as of Jan. 1, 2007.
Contact Jason at 905-516-8288 or

Girls Basketball – Practices every Wednesday at Barton High School:
6pm to 7:15 p.m., 10 & Under /. 11 & Under / 12 & Under.
7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 13 & Under / 14 & Under / 15 & Under.
8:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., 16 & Under / 17 & Under.
Contact Kelly at

Darts – Every second Saturday from 9-11am beginning May 15th at the VSL Club (Main/Cameron). Contact Joyce at 905-572-9249.

Golf – Tryouts at the Martin Course located at the Chedoke Golf Course.
Tryouts on Sunday July 8th starting at 12 Noon and July 17th at 12 Noon. Contact a coordinator to book a tee off time: Garry at 905-387-6335, Erv at 905304-0683 or Brian at 905-628-6627

Girls Gymnastics – Contact Ashley at

Karate – Contact Sensei Ramirez at 905-387-2895/905-520-2371.

Lawn Bowling – Contact Peter at 905-523-5276.

Skeet – Try-outs on Saturday July 7th from 10-3. Contact John at 905-545-4129 for location.

Slo-Pitch – Contact Mario at 905-574-4694.

Boys Soccer – Fridays from 6-8pm and Saturdays from 10-noon, June 15 and 16, June 22 and 23, July 13 and14, July 27 and 28 at Mohawk Sports Park. Contact Ray at 905-383-1858.

Girls Soccer – Fridays from 6-8pm and Saturdays from 10-noon , June 15 and 16, June 22 and 23, July 13 and14, July 27 and 28, at Mohawk Sports Park. Contact Steve at

Girls Softball – 14 and under tryouts. Contact Katie, 905-393-1607. Try-outs for under 14, Friday, June 15 and Friday June 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Dundas Driving Park.

-16 and under try-outs June 16, 23 and 30 at Gage Park diamonds off Lawrence Road, 6-8 p.m. Contact Ross, 905-544-2866.

-18 and under – Saturday July 14 from 9-11a.m, at Memorial Park #1 in Waterdown, on Hamilton Street. Contact Trever, 905-515-2331

Swimming – At Jimmy Thompson Pool. Contact Michael at 905-389-4873.

Table Tennis – Mondays from 6-8:30pm and Thursdays from 4:30-6:45pm at Central Memorial Recreation Centre. Contact Agostinho at 905-387-2677.

Tennis – Saturday, June 16th (Youth) and Saturday, June 23rd (Adults) from 9-11am at Rosedale Tennis Club. Contact Betty at 905-388-4959 or Peter at 905-516-7278.

Track & Field – Every Tuesday and Thursday to July 12, 7pm at Mohawk Sports Park, 1100 Mohawk Rd. E, Hamilton. Contact Louise at, 905-304-1108 or visit for more information.

Girls Volleyball – From 6:30-8:30pm. Mondays and Thursdays for the months of June and July. Located in the gyms at Hill Park High School, 465 East 16th Street. No Tryouts on July 2nd or Aug. 6. Contact Greg at 905-308-8032.

10-Pin Bowling – To be held at Skyway Lanes beginning in June. Contact Jeanette at 905-385-4020.