Ignace Minor Ball celebrates a great season
For six weeks this past summer, 18 children aged four to 12 learned how to play baseball as part of Ignace Minor Ball.
Congrats to community volunteers for re-establishing the youth minor baseball league in Ignace this past summer.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) provides support that will help with the purchase of game and safety equipment, as well as baseball jerseys for the 2020 spring season.
“We are thrilled to support such initiatives that bring the community together – we commend our community volunteers for organizing a successful league,” said Chantelle Gascon, NWMO Community Liaison Manager.
For six Thursdays this past summer, 18 children aged four to 12 learned how to play baseball. Chelsey McNally, Ignace Minor Ball Coordinator, would like to see baseball grow in the area, providing something for the children to look forward to when the snow starts to melt.
“Not only will baseball keep the children busy and active, and show them how to work well with others, but it will also provide free entertainment for the rest of the community,” said Ms. McNally.
Ignace Minor Ball is a not-for-profit group already making plans to host another baseball tournament in 2020 with a goal of having baseball open to all ages.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come.
Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for more than 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2024, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.