Canadians Unveil 2017 Promotional Schedule

With 38 action-packed home dates this summer, fans of all ages will have a blast at historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium

By Rob Fai / Vancouver Canadians | May 4, 2017 2:17 PM ET

Whether its fireworks extravaganzas, A&W Family Fun Sunday's or one of our historic Scotiabank 'Nooner at The Nat, this summer has something for everyone! Check out our incredible 2017 Promotional Schedule and grab your tickets today.

(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club completed and released its 2017 Promotional Schedule (attached) with the announcement of former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Fred McGriff being added to this year's Superstar Series presented by Blakes & The BC Sports Hall of Fame.

CANADIANS ANNOUNCE 2017 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE:

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is proud to unveil its full 2017 Promotional Schedule complete with 38 action-packed home dates that include some fresh, new ballpark themes and giveaways.

The Canadians open up the home portion of the 2017 Schedule on Tuesday, June 20th as they welcome the Everett Aquasox (Mariners) to historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium at 7:05pm. Fans can expect a post-game fireworks extravaganza presented by Whistler Brewing. The first 2,500 fans to the ballpark will also receive a magnetic schedule giveaway also presented by Whistler Brewing.

For those familiar with the Canadians, many of our traditions will continue as we host eight (8) fireworks extravaganzas, six (6) Scotiabank 'Nooners at The Nat and seven (7) A&W Family Fun Sundays including one (August 20) that will start at 5:05pm as opposed to the standard 1:05pm start.

Fans will want to circle the calendar on a number of nights as we host Kevin Pillar bobblehead night on Wednesday, August 9th (first 1,000 fans) presented by Scotiabank and again on Monday, August 14th when we release a Noah Syndergaard bobblehead to the first 1,000 fans presented by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar.

Click HERE to view/download the 2017 Vancouver Canadians Promotional Schedule and please share on social media with our thanks!

 

ABOUT FRED McGRIFF:

McGriff, now 53, played 19 Major League seasons including his first five (5) with the Toronto Blue Jays where he hit 125 of his 497 career home runs. He was a part of one of the biggest trades in Blue Jays history when along with Tony Fernandez, McGriff was traded to the San Diego Padres for Joe Carter and future Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar.

Many remember McGriff as a member of the Atlanta Braves where he spent five (5) seasons helping the National League powerhouse to a pair of World Series. In 1995, McGriff would hit .261 with two home runs in a six-game series victory over Cleveland, while the following year, the Braves would fall to the New York Yankees despite hitting .300 with two home runs and six RBI in the six (6) game series.

McGriff remains on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot garnering 21.7% of the BBWAA votes in 2017. McGriff was a five (5) time All-Star and during his peak years (1988-94) carried a .288 batting average with 148 games played, 35 home runs and 95 RBI. Many say that due to the MLB work stoppage in 1994, this prevented McGriff from joining the 500 home run club as he finished his 19-year career with 497.

Fred McGriff becomes the final member of the 2017 Superstar Series presented by Blakes & The BC Sports Hall of Fame. Former Atlanta Braves slugger Dave Justice (July 18th) and Corey Koskie (August 8) were announced earlier in the week.

 

ABOUT SUPER SATURDAY:

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club will also host its 11th Annual Super Saturday out at Scotiabank Field on Saturday, May 13th starting at 10:00am as we welcome fans looking to purchase Single Game Tickets to any of our 2017 regular season home games. As well, we will be hosting National Anthem Auditions from 10am-12pm for those fans looking to sing at a Vancouver Canadians Baseball game, AND we call on all kids 12-and-under to come and join our 2017 Rookie Team!

Opening Day for the Vancouver Canadians is now just days away and we look forward to seeing you out at historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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