Field of dreams: New ball diamond unveiled at northern Ontario Indigenous high school a ‘safe place’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201947 Views

Field reconstruction possible through a grant from, and partnership with, Toronto Blue Jays

Oct 03, 2019

Indigenous high school students attending a school near Sioux Lookout, Ont., have a brand new baseball field to play on thanks to a partnership with, and grant from, the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Northern Nishnawbe Education Council held an official ribbon-cutting at the field at Pelican Falls First Nations High School on Tuesday. The event featured a mini baseball tournament, which also involved Pelican Falls’s sister school, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay.

The $150,000 grant, spread over three years, paid for an overhaul of the existing field. It included levelling the diamond, improving drainage and installing professional-grade turf and clay, said A.J. Haapa, the education council’s special projects manager,

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