The Vancouver Canadians are celebrating ‘Pride’ in an official capacity for the first time next week, in support of local LGBTQ+ organizations.
As if you needed another reason to go to the ballpark.
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The event will take place at Nat Bailey Stadium on Tuesday, July 23, against the Everett AquaSox, celebrating inclusivity in sport as well as the team’s diverse fanbase, the Canadians announced.
“Our belief is that all individuals have the right to participate in the sport of baseball and all fans who visit Nat Bailey Stadium can enjoy our game in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment,” said Vancouver Canadians President Andy Dunn in a media release. “In partnership with Minor League Baseball’s belief in unity and inclusion, the Canadians are committed to supporting all local communities regardless of race, faith, or orientation.”
The C’s will be selling ‘Pride Packs,’ with all proceeds from sales going towards LGBTQ+ organizations. The packs are available for $130 and include four reserved grandstand tickets and four #PrideAtTheNat t-shirts.
Tickets are available online or by calling 604 872 5232.
If you’ve already got a ticket to the game, you can still support the cause by purchasing a t-shirt for $25 on the concourse, with all proceeds going towards the same local LGBTQ+ organizations.
“We know we aren’t the first sports team to celebrate a Pride Night – but we understand that in order to be a leader within our community, we have to make sure that everyone’s voice can be heard,” the team says on its website. “Join us on this inspirational night where we show Vancouver that Baseball is for All.”
When: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 7 pm
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Pride packs (including four tickets and four t-shirts) for $130