St. Marys – You can hike, you can bike, you can root for the home team, get your face painted, play games, win $5,000 worth of lottery tickets, or just come out for a tasty hot dog and a cold beverage this Saturday at the Opening Day festivities for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.

If you have not had the opportunity to check out the museum or the development of the 32-acre site donated to the CBHFM from the St. Marys Cement Plant, Saturday is the perfect day, at any time between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM. That way, when guests come to visit, you will know what the Hall has to offer, and you can proudly show off one of Ontario's finest tourist attractions.

Hall of Famer Jim Fanning will be on site to meet and greet for the entire day.

Healthy Living Perth - Hike & Bike

Healthy Living Perth is once again coordinating their annual Hike & Bike to the Hall. Anytime between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM, bring your family and friends, and start out at the Water Street entrance to the Hall. You will proceed along the "bases" getting your passport stamped, and close out your journey at the museum, and your passport will be entered into the draw for some fabulous prizes, including swimming passes from the St. Marys Recreation Department, Blue Jays tickets, and some autographed Hall of Fame items. Participants in the Hike & Bike will receive free admission to the museum, and Healthy Living Perth will be on site all day long.

Youth Activities

Also from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM, Gateway Children's Village will again be providing the bounce house and the air-slide, this year with added value for the toonie than previous years. There will also be free batting practice, running the bases, and a radar gun to test player's throwing speed. The Youth Centre will provide face painting, St. Marys "Hand Prints," a colouring contest, and there will be a scavenger hunt at 1:00 PM. Youth can also take the WAZZUP? Quiz in the museum.

Root for the home team

The 4th Annual Perth "Baseball-Challenged Cup" will also be on tap, with games running from 11:00 AM through 3:00 PM. The Town of St. Marys will put a team on the field including town hall staffers, merchants and other St.Marys notables (call Town Hall if you want to play!), and they will be taking on Stratford, Perth South and Perth East for the coveted trophy and bragging rights for the year ahead.

Lotto Draw Earlybird

At 1:00 PM, the Earlybird draw for the Hall's Lotto Draw will be held, with $5,000 worth of Lottery tickets up for grabs! Get your tickets at various locations around town until Friday, or at the Hall's museum on Saturday before 12:00 Noon.

Certificate Presentation

At 12:00 Noon, certificates will be presented to all of the youth who have been participating in the Hall's Indoor Spring Training clinics. Jim Fanning will do the honours.

Food and beverage on tap all day

Enjoy a hot dog or a burger and a cold beverage at anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM. A beer tent will also be on site.


2004 SUMMER CAMPS for Boys & Girls

* Week-long camps (drop off Sunday, pick-up Saturday), including accommodation & meals

* Focus on baseball FUNdamentals, swimming, soccer & tennis, trip to SkyDome

* Social Justice and Cultural Awareness programs incorporated

* Baseball Celebrities to take part

Mark your calendar with these key dates in 2004:

May 1 – Museum opens

June 25 – 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

June 26 – 2004 Induction Ceremony

Lotto Draw – $21,000 in Prizes
Grand Prize - July 10th

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame – 20 APRIL 2004

Tom Valcke
President & CEO

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
P.O. Box 1838 (140 Queen St. E.)
St. Marys, ON, Canada, N4X 1C2
Tel: (519) 284-1838
Toll Free: 1-877-250-BALL
Fax: (519) 284-1234

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