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Goldeyes Hiring for Summer Park Positions

Goldeyes Hiring for Summer Park Positions

As the baseball season quickly approaches, the Winnipeg Goldeyes are looking to fill summer job positions at Canwest Park.

The baseball club will host two open house interview sessions on Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7 from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m.

Applicants must be energetic, fan-friendly and willing to have fun.

Game day positions available are bartending, food services, merchandise, parking, security and fan services.

Interested applicants are asked to bring their resumes to the ballpark (1 Portage Avenue East) on the dates listed above. No faxes or e-mails ahead of time.

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Goldeyes Claim Top Fan Attendance in League

Goldeyes Claim Top Fan Attendance in League

Winnipeg GoldeyesFinal attendance numbers have been compiled for every team in the Northern League and the Winnipeg Goldeyes have claimed top spot.

The Fish drew an average crowd of 6,180, which ranks them first in their league, and 26th out of the 267 teams in 31 leagues that filed regular season attendances this season. The strong turnouts also put Winnipeg ahead of 12 Triple A, 27 Double A and all 30 Single A-Advanced teams.

For the 2009 season, Winnipeg drew 278,099 over 45 regular season openings at Canwest Park. If you factor in the two pre-season and three post-season games, over 300,000 fans took in baseball action this summer.

Since its opening 11 years ago, Canwest Park has brought in almost 3.24 million fans during the regular season, an average of 6,542 per game.

Goldeyes Named Organization of the Year

Goldeyes Named Organization of the Year

Winnipeg GoldeyesThe Winnipeg Goldeyes just can’t help themselves at continuing to be great. The Northern League has named the Goldeyes the Organization of the Year. The award was handed out today, with Winnipeg earning the honour for the fourth time in seven years.

“This is an award to be shared by everyone associated with the Goldeyes and I speak on behalf of the entire organization when I say we are honoured,” said president and CEO Sam Katz in a release. “From top to bottom, this is a very solid organization. It is part of a very strong league, one that will become stronger next year with the addition of two more teams and will become even stronger in the years to come as more and more fans get to know this amazing product we call Northern League baseball.”

Canwest Park has helped draw more than three million fans to the stands in its 11 year history, which contributes to the organization’s continued success.

Voting for the award was conducted by managers, coaches, players, radio announcers, media and general managers.

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Big Banks Battle on the Diamond for United Way

Big Banks Battle on the Diamond for United Way

Canwest ParkIf you ever wanted to see banks compete — other than in those annoying Capital One commercials — this Sunday will be your opportunity. 120 employees from five banks will step up to the plate at Canwest Park on July 19 for charity.

Battle of the Banks III is in support of the United Way and hopes to raise $3,000 by day’s end. Last year, $806,000 was raised annually from the event.

“This event is more than fundraising, it’s about awareness,” says Brian Melnyk, General Manager, CIBC and United Way volunteer. “Not only do we get to have a little competitive fun, we have the opportunity to show our commitment to the community and make a real difference.”

BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust will all take part from noon to 7 p.m. That’s a lot of baseball!

Image credit: CTV Live Eye

EMS Week Bike Ride for Diabetes Research

By Sarah Klein

Bike RidersEmergency Medical Services week will wrap up with two last events taking place this weekend.

Emergency Services personnel will be on hand outside Canwest Park tonight for the Goldeyes’ second home game of the season. Emergency response equipment will be on display at the entrance to the ballpark before the game begins at 6 p.m.

On Sunday, the EMS Bike Ride for Diabetes Research takes place at Bird’s Hill Provincial Park. The public is invited to participate in the ride with proceeds going to the Children’s Fund for Glycogen Storage disease, a form of diabetes. The ride goes from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration is available on-site.

For more information, visit www.emsbikeride.ca.

Submitted by Laura Zaroski

Winnipeg Goldeyes Hold Annual Open House at Canwest Park (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Winnipeg Goldeyes Hold Annual Open House at Canwest Park (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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The Winnipeg Goldeyes held their annual open house at Canwest Park on Saturday. Hundreds of fans made their way down to check out day two of Goldeyes training camp and to get a look behind the scenes at the operation of the park.

Watching the Goldeyes practice from the dugout was team owner Mayor Sam Katz, along with his daughters who came out to enjoy a beautiful sunny day at the park.

I tagged along for a tour given by broadcaster and sports columnist Scott Taylor.

Watch:

View the photo gallery of the open house below.

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