The Lions, made up of 4 ladies and 9 gentlemen, joined the Glen Pine 50 plus league in the spring of 2016. What a wonderful experience it was to join such a fun League, made up of players who mainly aim to enjoy themselves in an atmosphere of camaraderie.

Glen Pine Pavilion Slo-Pitch Ball Teams

Glen Pine has a very active Slo-Pitch Softball Program.  There are five teams of players, consisting of women age 50+ and men 55+.

The teams are of varying degree of ability, with the Competitive team: Glen Pine S.W.A.T.T. (Seniors With Attitude), Recreational teams: Glen Pine Blue Jays,and  Glen Pine Gems, and House League teams: The Glen Pine Giants and Glen Pine Lions, approximately 75 players in total.

The season runs from April 19, 2016 to June 23, 2016 with teams playing twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, for a regular season of 18 games with wind-up tournaments played by each division at the end of regular play.

We are competitors on the field, but at the end of the game, we have a social time with the home team supplying a picnic lunch for all the players to enjoy and visit with each other.

Also, the season would not be complete without our big wind-up picnic held at Blue Mountain Park for all the Glen Pine players and Dogwood players, hosted by the Executive of the Coquitlam 50+ Slo-Pitch Club, which all the Glen Pine and Dogwood teams are part of.  With games, visits, hotdogs and a chicken dinner to complete the day, we all have a great time.

Of course, teams have their own wind-up parties, pub nights, Halloween party and we extend the season with Christmas Parties to keep the team spirits alive and well.

We all thank the Glen Pine Board for their continued support of this very popular and growing seniors activity.

If anyone is interested in joining this fun and active group, please refer to the Glen Pine and Dogwood booklet: “Groups, Clubs and Support Services.”

Submitted by Raili Damberger