The Vancouver Canadians open their short baseball season on June 20th, ringing in summer with the crack of the bat. The “A” affiliates to the Toronto Blue Jays hosted their first-ever tweetup in April and many (myself included) have been itching to witness that first pitch at Nat Bailey Stadium.
Aside from their games, with tickets starting at an extremely affordable $12.50 a pop, the Vancouver Canadians host an array of other events and promotions throughout the season. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store:
Movie Night at the Nat
Friday June 15th: Toy Story
Friday July 13th: Old Yeller
Friday July 27th: The Incredibles
Friday August 10th: Field of Dreams
Friday August 31st: Aladdin
Wednesday June 20th: After the game vs Tri-Cities
Saturday June 30th: After the game vs Eugene
Sunday July 1st: After the game vs Salem-Keizer
Saturday July 7th: After the game vs Everett
Saturday July 21st: After the game vs Spokane
Saturday August 11th: After the game vs Yakima
Saturday August 18th: After the game vs Everett
Saturday August 25th: After the game vs Boise
Wednesday June 20th: Magnetic schedule giveaway presented by Granville Island Brewing
Thursday June 21st: Replica championship trophy giveaway
Friday June 22nd: Power Smart ‘Nooner, championship blanket giveaway
Sunday June 24th: A&W Family Fun Sunday, championship Pennant giveaway
Tuesday July 3rd: Chef Wasabi bobblehead giveaway
Sunday July 8th: A&W Family Fun Sunday, championship cap giveaway
Wednesday August 22nd: Dancing grounds crew bobblehead giveaway
This is just a small sample! Sport bottles, t-shirts, bags, umbrellas, team photos, and more are all up for grabs for fans who arrive early (gates open an hour before the game).
For more details about prize age limits and availability you can download the full 2012 promotional schedule. Special guests like BC Sports Hall of Fame inductees will also make appearances.
Dog Day at the Nat
Bring your four-legged friend to the ballpark on Wednesday August 1st. A waiver can be downloaded ahead of time.
Catch With Dad at the Nat on Father’s Day
Spend Father’s Day at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey as the grounds open up to kids and parents. The field will be open from 3:30pm until 5:30pm on Sunday, June 17th. The Vancouver Canadians will be out of town but their game will be broadcast on the outfield screen. Bring your own gloves and baseballs and admission is by donation to the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation.
Season tickets, single game tickets, and Nat Packs (10 to 15 games) are still available. For groups, companies, and special occasions you can also book the Executive Dugout Suite (I booked this for my company years ago and it was a blast), birthday packages, BBQ Picnic in the Park, and the 3rd Base Suite.