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The umpire community lost one of our favorite brothers on May 1st, when Mitch Ball of Lethbridge Alberta lost his life to Covid19 one day before his 48th birthday.

Mitch was a beloved figure in the umpire fraternity.  He was also one of Canada’s top umpires on the field.  He worked 7 National championships serving as the Gold Medal plate umpire for 3 of them.  He supervised at 3 Nationals and umpired at 3 International Championships, most recently at the 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto.

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Calling all women in the game of baseball!

Join us on Sunday, May 16th (1PM -2:30PM ET) for a FREE Baseball Administration and Leadership Workshop for Women.

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This article contains details for registration for BCBUA Level 1 and Level 2 online clinics.

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This notice contains instructions for registering for the 2021 superclinics. These clinics are open to all level 3, 4, and 5 umpires, as well as experienced level 2 umpires who want to take their game to the next level.

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HEY BLUE! ONLINE - Winter 2021 February 14, 2021

The latest version of Hey Blue! is now available at: Hey Blue! - Winter 2021

Thanks to editor Steve Boutang for putting another issue together. Past issues of Hey Blue! can also be found here

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BCBUA 2020 Award Recipients December 27, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 BCBUA Award Winners

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Please read this article for the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

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The BCBUA is pleased to announce that Steve Boutang’s term as the Provincial Supervisor has been extended for 12 months. His current term will now end on October 1, 2021.

As many of you know, the BCBUA tendered applications for the new term of Provincial Supervisor back in September. At close of the application process, Steve Boutang was the only applicant.

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BCBUA is seeking applications for the position of Provincial Supervisor of umpires.  Further details can be found in the position posting here:

Provincial Supervisor of Umpires


BCBUA is pleased to confirm that it will hold its Annual General Meeting on November 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM.  The AGM will be held online in 2020.  Log-in details and voting instructions will be provided at a future date and communicated to members.