Baseball Canada unveils new executive

 Former American League all-star pitcher Jason Dickson (Miramichi, N.B.) returns for a second term as Baseball Canada president. Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Former American League all-star pitcher Jason Dickson (Miramichi, N.B.) returns for a second term as Baseball Canada president. Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

June 28, 2018

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA- Baseball Canada elected its new executive on Thursday at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa. The AGM brought together representation from each of Baseball Canada’s 10 member provinces to discuss the growth and development of amateur baseball in Canada.

Jason Dickson (New Brunswick) will return as president, being acclaimed in this year's election. The former Major League Baseball All-Star and Canadian Olympian (2004) just finished his first term as president (2016-2018) after serving in the vice-president’s role since 2010. 

Also being acclaimed was Don Paulencu (Alberta) who will return for his second term as vice-president while Ken Sharpe (Manitoba) was elected as treasurer.

All three members of the executive will serve two-year terms.

The 10-member board of directors comprising one representative from each province is as follows:

British Columbia: John Berry
Alberta: Jon Oko
Saskatchewan: Shaun Fraser
Manitoba: Tony Siemens
Ontario: David Huctwith
Quebec: Jean Boulais
New Brunswick: David Watling
Nova Scotia: Andrew Downs
Prince Edward Island: Walter MacEwen
Newfoundland & Labrador: Kevin Legge

The next Baseball Canada general assembly will take place at the Fall Convention slated for November 8-11 in Ottawa.

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.