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/).



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