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Play Ball! Historic Labatt Park Ready for Another Fun-filled Baseball Season

Play Ball! Historic Labatt Park Ready for Another Fun-filled Baseball Season

 

Many of us with an interest in baseball often have a greater interest in old ballparks and the history of our favorite pastime. If that’s the case, catching a London Majors game in historic Labatt Memorial Park in nearby London, Ontario, has to be on your baseball bucket list!

The London Majors have been part of Canada’s Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) since 1925, playing their home games in Labatt Park. Standing since 1877, Labatt Park has the distinction of being the world’s oldest ballpark in its original location!

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

Hockey Fans Heading to London for 11-day FanFest Event

 

Celebrating the Ontario Hockey League and the Hockey Hall of Fame showcase, Downtown London FanFest in nearby London, Ontario, is the perfect way for fans and athletes on both sides of the border to celebrate Canada’s national pastime!

An 11-day celebration taking place from May 15-25, FanFest is free, open to the public and will run daily around Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market Square. Activities will include an interactive PlayStation gaming experience, a CHL creative zone with a theatre-style environment showcasing a video tribute to the Canadian Hockey League, as well as an OHL-themed Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit with interactive hockey games for all to enjoy.  

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

Sports Memorabilia Show to Feature Appearances by Marv Levy, Floyd Smith

 

Western New York's largest sports card and memorabilia show, featuring more than 100 tables of merchandise and guest appearances by former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy and former Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Floyd Smith, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

Smith, who also served as the Sabres first team captain, will sign autographs for fans from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., while Levy will sign from noon to 2 p.m. Autographs are $8 per item for Smith and $30 per item for Levy.

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

Bases Loaded to host Andre Reed for Autograph Signing Event

 

Buffalo Bills legendary wide receiver Andre Reed, recently voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014, will hold his first post-Hall of Fame vote autograph signing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Reed will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Aeneas Williams, Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Spring Fever to Hit Nearby London this Weekend

Spring Fever to Hit Nearby London this Weekend

Does all this snow and cold have you down in the dumps? If you’re suffering from a bad case of spring fever, you may want to head to nearby London, Ontario, this weekend where thoughts of the warmer days ahead are on the agenda.

The London Boat, Fishing & Outdoor Show will take place Feb. 21-23, while the London Golf Show & Sale runs from Feb. 22-23. Both events will take place at the Western Fair District.

Guided Snowshoeing Fun at Tifft this Weekend

Guided Snowshoeing Fun at Tifft this Weekend

Let's celebrate the snow! Since Mother Nature graced us with lots of fluffy snow this week, Tifft Nature Preserve added two guided snowshoe walks to this weekend's busy schedule of fun programming. Tifft's trails are beautiful, accessible, and full of ever-changing signs of wildlife passing through or residing within the preserve. Please help us spread the word! #Tifftsnowshoe

Saturday, February 8
Tyke Snowshoe Trek
10:30 - 11:30am
For families with children ages 2-6 only. 
$6 per person. BMS members save 10%
Pre-registration required by calling Tifft, 825.6397

Sunday, February 9
Family Snowshoe Stroll
2:30 - 4pm
Ages 7 and up
$7 per person. BMS members save 10%.
Pre-registration required by calling Tifft, 825.6397

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Lists Three February Events

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles Lists Three February Events

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles in Cheektowaga will host representatives from James Spence Authentication (JSA) and Beckett Grading Services during February. Bases Loaded will also take part in the one-day Sports Card Expo taking place on Feb. 15 in nearby Batavia.

JSA is the foremost autograph authentication service in the world today, enabling collectors to enhance the value of their signed collectibles with a JSA Letter of Authenticity. A representative from the company will visit Bases Loaded from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Please visit www.spenceloa.com for more information regarding authentication services.