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WCBL “excited” about Alberta’s summer reopening, baseball starts June 18

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – You could soon be in the stands watching the Lethbridge Bulls play baseball.

Officials with the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) are very excited about the possibility of Alberta being wide open this summer.

The WCBL season gets going June 18th with the Lethbridge Bulls hosting Okotoks with a limited number of fans in the stands.

The plan is to increase crowd capacity in July, all depending on how the provincial reopening goes.

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League President and Lethbridge Bulls Manager, Kevin Kvame says they’re just excited to get back on the field and provide a great summer of baseball for these talented Canadian players. “We’re also excited for our fans who we applaud for standing by us as we’ve been planning this season.”

The WCBL announced a few weeks back it would only be playing games this season with Canadian players due to the difficulty of get Americans across the border with ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and border restrictions.

A tentative schedule will be released soon. The plan is for the WBCL to hold playoff games and the league championship series in mid to late August.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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