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Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame Inductees

The Smitty’s organization is proud to announce the induction of our Sr Women’s team into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame on May 11, 2019 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.  Our Sr Women’s team coached by Evelyne Holenski, Roy Holenski and Sharon Martin during the years of 2002 – 2006 won five consecutive gold medals at Western Canadian championships.  A total of 44 players will be inducted.   Congratulations to our coaches and players.

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2018 Softball Manitoba Awards

The organization is very proud to share with you the awards presented to our players, coach and team on November 24, 2018.

  • Taylor Stronciski – Top Female Player – U12
  • Gabi Dawyduk – Top Female Player – U16
  • Our U14 Team – Top Minor Team – The Eugene Michalow Memorial Award and
  • Coaches; Nikki Marcoux, Brett Watt and Sandy Henley – Top Coach Staff – Minor Category – Bill Sadonick Memorial Award
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Wayne Deschouwer

It is with profound sadness that the we announce the passing of our organization’s fearless leader, Wayne Deschouwer on October 1, 2018.

Wayne joined the organization as a coach in 1995.  In 2004, Wayne became our organization’s president and was with us until his passing.  Wayne led with integrity, pride and passion.  He always made time for everyone who approached him with an idea, a concern or needing his invaluable advise and expertise.  Wayne was highly respected by many and as a very humble man did not truly understand how many he has impacted with his generosity and spirit.  Wayne was also a highly regarded fastpitch umpire who mentored and coached umpires throughout the province.  Wayne served as Softball Manitoba’s provincial Umpire in Chief from 2010 – 2015...

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