Fans to help decide name for Sylvan Lake WCBL team

The new Sylvan Lake Western Canadian Baseball League team will go to the people to find a name.

Earlier this fall, Sylvan Lake was announced as the destination for an expansion franchise in the 12-team WCBL, which features collegiate talent playing summer baseball in Canada.

With a new stadium currently under construction, the Sylvan Lake team has set out to name the new franchise that will start play in 2021.

According to GM and President of Baseball Operations Aquil Samuel, the naming process will take place in several stages.

They will allow electronic submissions on all its social media accounts until Jan. 30. The management team will pick the top five submissions based on originality and longevity. From there, starting Feb. 1, several small businesses in Sylvan Lake will act as polling stations where citizens can vote for their favourite name.

“We want something original, we want something that is going to stand the test of time for the next 25 years,” Samuel said on Jan 8, in a video posted on the team’s social media page.

Samuel went on to say that he hopes fans will have some fun with the naming and that polling stations will be open for all of February. He expects to pick a name by the end of Feb. and have a logo drawn up sometime in March.

Fans can submit suggestions at the following website www.nametheteam.sylvanlakewcbl.com/election on twitter

(www.twitter.com/SylvanLakeWCBL), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sylvanlakewcbl2021/).



Email sports tips to Byron Hackett

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

College expects lower enrolment but president remains optimistic

International travel restrictions will have big impact on foreign students

Alberta’s active COVID-19 cases continue to trend downwards

85 new cases Tuesday, active cases sit at 1,004

Overwhelming majority of Red Deer students could be back in classrooms this fall

Preliminary survey results show 94 per cent parental support

Some Red Deer County residents oppose a gravel pit proposed for a flood-prone area

Howell’s Excavation co-owner says the proposal meets or exceeds standards

Workers at Regina linen company contract COVID-19 but facility safe: officials

REGINA — Health officials say 18 employees at a linen facility in… Continue reading

Alberta reports 257 new cases of COVID-19

The Alberta government reported 257 new cases of COVID-19 in its latest… Continue reading

Cast your votes for Best of Red Deer

The Advocate’s Best of Red Deer Readers’ Choice Awards are back. Community… Continue reading

Private school plans including smaller classes show stark inequities in education

Private school plans including smaller classes show stark inequities in education

Scrutiny of WE Charity focused on ability to deliver grant program: PCO clerk

Scrutiny of WE Charity focused on ability to deliver grant program: PCO clerk

B.C. students won’t return to class as originally planned on Sept. 8

B.C. students won’t return to class as originally planned on Sept. 8

Safety won’t be compromised for vaccine, Canada’s top doctors say

Safety won’t be compromised for vaccine, Canada’s top doctors say

More COVID cases among Manitoba meat plant staff, but no closure planned

More COVID cases among Manitoba meat plant staff, but no closure planned

Air Canada to launch revamped Aeroplan amid devastated travel industry

Air Canada to launch revamped Aeroplan amid devastated travel industry

Prosecutor won’t act on low-level Portland protest arrests

Prosecutor won’t act on low-level Portland protest arrests

Most Read