Renewed batting cage for Fireman’s Park

Community comes together to refurbish batting cages for young baseball and softball players

Coho Concrete staff pump concrete for the new batting cages at Fireman’s Park in Oak Bay.

Young ball players will enjoy refurbished practice facilities  next season at Oak Bay’s Fireman’s Park.

Good weather allowed for site preparation and the pouring of new concrete work for the park’s batting cage last week.

“The project is the culmination of six month’s planning between Carnarvon Ball Club and Flintstones Masonry and Home Improvement and will hugely benefit the park and its users,” says Maureen Cain, director of sponsorship and fundraising for Carnarvon Ball Club.

“Fireman’s Park is used almost daily from April through September by our softball and junior baseball teams and we could not have undertaken this project without the generosity of our sponsors.”

Flintstones Masonry and Home Improvement and Butler Brothers were vital partners, with Butler Brothers providing concrete and Flintstones providing project management, site preparation, pour preparation, materials transportation and site clean-up.

The companies donated labour and materials to refurbish the batting cage, Cain said.

Also helping with the project were Coho Concrete Pumping Ltd., HL Disposal, AAA Rebar, Thorburn Concrete Solutions, Lehigh Hanson, Kiwi Electrical and Brentwood Excavating.

“Flintstones’ Paul Stapleton has been very good to work with and accommodating,” said Carnarvon’s  facilities manager Dwayne Melanson.

“He has a very ‘can do’ attitude which is refreshing. Having worked in the industry for decades, it’s very nice to see.”

 

Just Posted

Ravens Crossing breaks ground on happy Hygge cohousing project

Speeches, music and a blessing as 80 people attend start of Danish-style development

Police find shoes, backpack of the man found dead in Saanich

Officers credit public’s help, continue to seek information

Victoria Police seize drugs, replica firearms and $50,000 in cash after searching Victoria home

A property in the 600-block of Manchester Avenue is focus of investigation

Head of Greater Victoria builders says Saanich’s new climate goals require meaningful action

VRBA’s Casey Edge says Saanich must launch a retrofit program for local building stock.

PHOTOS: Check out the bells and whistles added to Westhills Stadium

Rick Stiebel/News Staff Clusters of tradespeople buzzing around busy with last-minute preparations… Continue reading

VIDEO: Come along for the ride on Tour de Victoria

Reporter captures video footage of his Tour de Victoria ride

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience the ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

Vancouver Island senior found safe with help from six search and rescue teams

Wayne Strilesky found safe in thick brush in north Nanaimo

Most Read