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Dundas Little League kicks off with honours to Mattis


Dundas Little League celebrated the opening of its 63rd season Saturday (May 14) at Martino Memorial Park.

From left to right:  Jeff Kozak, Arlene VanderBeek, Lorraine Snihur, Grant Mattis, Shawn Snihur, Steve Meyer, Jamie Lewis, Doug Dalgleish.  (Photo: Dundas Little League)

From left to right: Jeff Kozak, Arlene VanderBeek, Lorraine Snihur, Grant Mattis, Shawn Snihur, Steve Meyer, Jamie Lewis, Doug Dalgleish. (Photo: Dundas Little League)

Twenty-three teams of 5-to-12-year-old players along with their families braved some rainy moments but enjoyed a festive day of baseball, BBQ, prizes and awards to kick-off the 2016 season.

Former player and long-time Little League coach and volunteer Grant Mattis was the recipient of the league’s prestigious Wes Snihur Memorial award for his two decades of service to baseball in Dundas. Members of the Snihur family were on-hand during the tribute for Mattis.

Ward 13 Councillor Arlene VanderBeek joined members of the Little League community for this annual event which included the league’s Opening Day Parade led by Pipe Major Don Muir of the Dundas Pipes and Drums and a live performance of O Canada by Hannah Bailey of the Hamilton Children’s Choir.

Dundas Little League hopes all baseball families have a fun and memorable summer on the diamonds.

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