Slo-pitch teams from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island travelled to Port Alberni on Canada Day long weekend for the annual Funtastic Okee-Dokee Slo-pitch Tournament. There were 74 teams registered altogether for the event, which has been full for months. This is the first time the tournament was able to take place since 2019.
The Sinners from Campbell River were the A Division winners and overall top team.
The Larla-Land Costume Contest award went to the Monstermashers from Nanaimo.
“From all reports the businesses in town were extremely busy all weekend,” said Port Alberni Funtastic Sports Society executive director Paul Robertson. He thanked all the event sponsors and volunteers, as well as the local RCMP and fire department for their help over the weekend.
The slo-pitch tournament was held in conjunction with a music festival at Bob Dailey Stadium. The headliner for this year’s music fest was 54-40 and more than 1,800 people were at the stadium on Saturday night for their show.
The 2023 Funtastic event will take place July 1-3 next year, said Robertson.