Letter from PM Trudeau: June 11-17, 2017 is National Little League week in Canada

From humble beginnings in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and with assistance from thousands of volunteers, Little League has grown into the largest and best youth sports organization in the world. At local Little Leagues, life-long friendships have been forged, communities have been made stronger and, most importantly, kids have had fun.

June 11-17, 2017, marks National Little League week in Canada, a time to celebrate the Little League programs of baseball, softball, and Challenger in communities throughout the country. The 2nd Annual T-Ball Demonstration on Parliament Hill scheduled for 13h45 on Sunday, June 11, will help kick off National Little League week.

Thousands of parents and volunteers provide countless hours to ensure that the children of our communities have a safe and healthy sport to develop their physical and emotional well-being and growth, with the goal of developing our young people into great citizens.

It is a time to reflect on the positives the Little League program brings to each community, to the children in the program, and to us, as citizens of our communities. It is a time, as well, to recognize the incredible number of volunteers who dedicate an almost unfathomable number of hours and resources with only one thought in mind: making the Little League program bigger and better in every way possible.

It is also a time to thank all of our supporters across the country, those in the business community who sponsor teams and tournaments, those in government who strive to provide us with the parks and other resources we need throughout the year and, finally, the children who return the investment in their well-being with lots of smiles! Having fun while in the program is the only goal they need have.

Please take a moment to read the attached letter of recognition from our Prime Minister addressed to all Little League volunteers, players, and supporters.

Roy Bergerman, President
Joe Shea, Canada Region Director
Little League Baseball Canada