Softball Canada has officially opened registration for the 2022 Blue Convention, being hosted by our own Manitoba umpires from April 13-16, 2022 in Winnipeg. Janet Forbes and Val Pelleck are the co-chairs of the event and are working alongside Softball Canada to create a successful event. Here is a summary of what is in place so far along with some important links:
Registration is now open here. Please note early bird rate that is available until December 31, 2021. If you are planning on attending, Softball Canada would appreciate your registration by early December to provide a sense of where things stand in terms of numbers for the event. There is the option to move the conference to 2023 if attendance is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and registration fees will either be carried forward or refunded. A decision will be made in December or January.
If you are interested in registering the Level IV Theory or Instructor/Evaluator clinic, please contact Frank Fargey at, firstname.lastname@example.org Both of these courses have specific pre-requisites and require UIC approval for registration.
More information will be coming soon about the Junior Development clinic. If you are a Level I or II umpire, relatively new to umpiring and under 18 this would be a perfect way to get involved with Blue Convention. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tony Kuleza at, email@example.com so that we know how many participants we're looking at. Note that you are also required to register at the link above.
Venue- Delta Hotel
Our guaranteed room rate at the Delta in downtown Winnipeg is $109/night, and if you are planning on reserving a room please do so early as there are only a limited number of rooms at this rate in our reserved block. https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1632239174157&key=GRP&app=resvlink
Social Media & Website
With registration for Blue Con opening up, we've got our Facebook and Instagram pages up and running as well as our website. Make sure to give us a follow!
Facebook- Blue Convention 2022
We'll be sending out updates and more information in the coming weeks (including a call for volunteers or help with a few specific areas and grant information to help cover your costs), so stay tuned! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Val Pelleck & Janet Forbes
Blue Convention 2022