(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - With a light drizzle kissing Nat Bailey Stadium on Saturday, fans weren't detered in the slightest as they lined up with the hopes of becoming one of the Vancouver Canadians national anthem singers this coming season.
Eight-year old Connie was at the ballpark right on time and delivered an audition that had grown men and women raising their collective eyebrows as the quality of her voice.
"I'm pretty sure she'll be getting a call back," said an older gentleman that had brought along a pitch device to ensure that his own voice was on point when his number was called.
Small choirs sang along with individuals both young and old all offering up their own personal renditions of both the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada.
"I love singing the American National Anthem as much as I do the Canadian one," says Brent who had his daughter waiting in the stands as he took his place on the field.
"Oh, I'm 100% Canadian and love our country, but I think it's okay to admire and like singing a different anthem - especially one that allows you to sing with such passion".
The Canadians have 38 home dates to fill and usually call about 12-15 singers back for a select number of games over the course of a season.