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Edmonton Prospects Baseball Games – A Family Hit!

A year ago our family found a new passion; the Edmonton Prospect Baseball Team and while the baseball was more than entertainment itself, there was so much more to the experience!

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One of the highlights beyond the sound of the bat hitting the ball and the cheers from the crowd or singing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” which is in itself is up-lighting, is the irrefutable sense of being a part of all the excitement. Suddenly Edmonton doesn’t seem so big and disconnected.

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At the Prospect games, fans of all ages and community sponsors, volunteers, team members, dancers, vendors, announcers, the mascot and more, all come together to create a fun filled experience. I have to admit, I’m not a sports fan but I was completely won over and can’t wait for the 2016 schedule to start!
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Perhaps my favorite thing was seeing the smiles on my grandson’s faces; all of our faces actually from 8 to 80 years old. Of course the team Mascot and dance team are always  crowd favorites. Like all ball games, the kids in the crowd are hopeful a ball will come their way and with the agility of childhood,  leap over empty seats to be the first to get to any that come near.

 

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My mother is a huge baseball fan so we decided to book a suite for her 80th birthday and when I called to make the arrangements, they asked if she might like to throw the first pitch. It was a huge honor and thrill for my mother. She was our super star and I’m so very grateful we were all there to cheer her on – it’s a memory we will cherish for years to come. The team manager spent some time with her playing catch and warming up and we couldn’t believe what a great ball player she still is and with no glove!

Video of my 80 year old mom warming up and throwing the first pitch!


We also celebrated our grandson’s birthday and the attached, private in-door room behind our boxed off seats worked out great! We were able to order in food, cake and drinks and had the best service ever from our friendly, efficient representative and server.

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If you are looking for a fun and unique idea for a special party or event, this is a great option. Don’t forget to ask if it’s possible to have a special message flashed up on the screen – I can’t guarantee that they can accommodate every request but I know from experience they will do everything they can to make your experience memorable.

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Did you know the Prospects run a summer baseball camp for kids? After we went to our first game we found out about it and our grandson who is a baseball enthusiast was eager to attend. He had a fantastic time and learned so much!

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So come on Edmonton – lets get out there and have some family fun!

SCHEDULE
Visit the website home page to view the season schedule then call your friends and family and meet up for the next game.

TICKETS
There are a range of seating and ticket price options so check the site for the game schedule and ticket information but I think you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone!

RAFFLES & MERCHANDISE
If you like raffles there are several per game and some great merchandise you can buy for reasonable prices.

KIDS CAMPS & PROGRAMS
In addition to the games, the organization offers baseball instruction and camps. My grandson attended the week long camp last summer and said it was one of the best experiences ever! He’s going back this summer too so if you have a baseball enthusiast in the family you may want to check out the programs that are offered.

VOLUNTEER
Most importantly is the heart of the organization; the hard working, dedicated people who volunteer and keep things running. You will be amazed at the variety of different types of volunteer opportunities they have from marketing, to game day hosts, office, ticketing supervisors, billet coordinator, club house manager, ticket sales and more. Many of these positions would be valuable experience and great on a resume for someone trying to gain work experience.

SPONSORSHIP
If you are an Edmonton business that believes in family fun and activities that promote sports and health then please consider contacting them to sponsor a game, advertise on their website or book suites over the season.

Please use the social media links below and share this blog to help support the Edmonton Prospects.

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3 “Must Try” Banff Attractions For Families With Tweens & Teens

 Video & Review Contributions by Darrion Durrant – Travel & Adventure Reporter (freelance)

Darrion Durrant - Adventurer Video Journalist

Does your family enjoy a challenging hike in the pristine wilderness? Are you adventurous enough to try some delicious shark, rattle snake or frog legs for dinner? Will it be all hands-up when you ask who wants to experience a thrilling helicopter ride around the peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains? If this sounds like your kind of family fun, then these Banff attractions are for you!  Watch videos with host Darrion Durrant – Travel & Adventure Video-Reporter and learn more about these amazing Alberta family fun experiences.

Alpine Helicopters (Canmore) – Three Sister Peaks Tour
Alpine Helicopters is located in Canmore (a short drive from Banff, AB Canada) This is only one of several tours available from Alpine Helicopters but it’s a life changing 12 minutes breath taking tour of the  Three Sisters Peaks and the Spray Valley and Lake below. Since 1961, Alpine Helicopters has been offering safe, efficient and cost effective helicopter operations and boasts some of the best and most experienced pilots, engineers and management in the helicopter industry.

DARRION’S REVIEW – Thumbs up! If you love the sight of mountains, this helicopter tour is a great way to see them!  It’s really awesome how you get to hover above them, get close to the sides of them and even see the landscape below. I would definitely recommend this for kids ten and over. It can be a bit frightening when taking off as the helicopter does back up while in the air. As well when you`re walking to the helicopter under the propellers it can be a bit scary but as  long as you follow the rules the staff give you – you will be fine. Five people can sit in the back of the helicopter and one person in the co-pilot seat which was me! You have to wear a head-set and ear coverings because of how loud it is but you are able to talk on the microphone.
Review By Darrion Durrant

Helicopter

WOW!! Helicopter Tour – Video By Darrion Durrant

INTERESTING! Landing in Helicopter – Video By Darrion Durrant

The Grizzly House
The Grizzly House located in Banff, AB, Canada within Banff National Park is famous for their fondues and sizzling hot rock selections available in 14 varieties! Enjoy the real Canadian Rocky Mountain rustic atmosphere and decor and savoir the unique food experience!

DARRION’S REVIEW– Thumbs up! The Grizzly House is a great place to eat crazy animals that you may never had thought to eat before like shark, alligator, ostrich, bison, rattle snake, frog legs and so much more! This might sound mean to some people but they have really nice stuffed heads of buffalo, deer and other animals. There are a lot of old tools and instruments hanging on the wall too. It doesn’t take very long to get your food and the best part of it is you get to cook your own food on a hot rock and it`s really good!
Review By Darrion Durrant

 

Grizzly House

Johnston Canyon and Ink Pots
Johnston Canyon Ink Pots is located in Banff National Park. Visit the site to learn more about this pristine wilderness hike (½ day or longer depending on pace and distance) If you’re looking for a real challenge, continue to the Upper Falls and then another 3 km more to the Ink Pots where you will discover seven cold mineral springs bubbling to the surface in the open meadows beside Johnston Canyon Creek. Please visit their website to review importance of safety and care of children. Previous deaths have occurred as a result of people slipping into the stream and being carried over the falls so do not leave the trails or leave children unsupervised when hiking.

DARRION’S REVIEW – Thumbs up! Johnston Canyon is great hike for people who like waterfalls, steep hills and people who like to bring dogs along. If you take small children you may have to carry them up so the best age is 11 – 12 or older. I’m 11 and an experienced hiker and I barely made it to the Ink Pots. It’s amazing – there is a beautiful river, pathways and a place to eat. You’ll have to see for yourself or view the pictures and video’s below. Review By Darrion Durrant

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Low Falls – Johnston Canyon

Upper Falls – Johnston Canyon

Ink Pots – Johnston Canyon


Inns of Banff

Of course while you’re taking in the activities and attractions you need accommodations as well. Check out the Inns of Banff is located in Banff, AB, Canada within Banff National Park. It offers guests spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. and there are a range of room options including cottages.  In addition, they have both an indoor pool and a roof top hot pool as well as a pub, restaurant and so much more!

DARRION’S REVIEW– Thumbs up! The hotel is an amazing hotel and you can bring dogs. The rooms were nice and clean with comfy pillows, HD movies and a heated pool on the roof. This is a great hotel to stay at but there was lots of noise and people who like to party. Review By Darrion Durrant

Hotel

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