Here's something fun and historical at the same time.
The Vancouver Asahi Baseball team is set to receive more
accolades and acceptance from Vancouverites.
also... Check out the NFB film:
Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story
about this very special team, which will also be shown at the
Vancouver Public Library on August 11,
at the Central Branch Alice Mackay Room.
The Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Team presents:
TRIBUTE TO THE VANCOUVER ASAHI BASEBALL TEAM
Tuesday, July 5, 2005
General Admission $8
Nat Bailey Stadium
4601 Ontario St. (E. 30th Ave. at Ontario St.), Vancouver
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Team pays tribute to the
legendary Vancouver Asahi in a ceremony held between innings
at the Canadians' baseball game on the evening of Tuesday, July 5.
Kaye Kaminishi, Asahi third baseman and one of six surviving
Asahi players, will be presented with a certificate during the tribute.
Asahi fans and supporters are invited to attend the game,
and will be seated together in the Red Seating Area of Section 2,
along the first base line. Tickets for the game may be purchased
from the Vancouver Canadians by phone (604-872-5232),
or at the Nat Bailey Stadium Box office before the game.
Radio station Jack FM is sponsoring community appreciation
activities at the game, and tickets will be two-for-one at the
Nat Bailey Stadium Box office if you say "I listen to Jack"
when purchasing tickets. Please note that the discount applies
to box office sales on game day only.
The Asahi baseball team has been honoured on several recent
occasions. These honours include induction into the BC Sports
Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
The Japanese Canadian National Museum will have a small Asahi
exhibit and will sell Asahi merchandise at the stadium that evening. Funds
raised from Asahi merchandise sales go toward the upcoming
Asahi exhibition at the JCNM. Contact: Jason Lee at the Japanese
Canadian National Museum.
Tel: 604-777-7000 ext. 113