Softball is proudly presented by Exchange Income Corporation, an Official Supporter of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Softball competitions are from Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, August 13, 2017 at John Blumberg Softball Complex. Click here to see detailed softball schedule.

First called “kitten ball,” “pumpkin ball,” and “diamond ball,”  it wasn’t until 1926 that the term “softball” was used. There have been many variations of the game over the years as well. In 1946, the National Fastball League was established and was considered to be the top male fastpitch league to ever be put together. 

The 1969 Canada Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth were the inaugural Canada Summer Games and included men’s and women’s softball. Men’s softball was not played at the 2009 and 2013 Canada Summer Games, but will return to the program in 2017.


Each province and territory may field one male team and one female team. Teams will be made up of 15 athletes.

  • Must be under 21 years of age as of January 1, 2017
  • Year of Birth: 1996 or later


  • Sheena Lawrick (2001) 
  • Danielle Lawrie (2005)
  • Robin Mackin (2005)
  • Jennifer Salling (2005)
  • Jennifer Yee (2005)
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