2017/18 Edson and Area Visitors Guide 2017 Visitor Guide electronic - Page 27

F C The population of Edson swells once a year as ball players from all over North America head for the heart of the Yellowhead. Billed as the World’s Greatest Slo-pitch Tournament, Edson Kin Slo-Pitch is celebrating its 38th year this August long weekend. Vision Park boasts 24 regulation-sized diamonds and hosts as many as 272 mixed open division teams during this one-of-a- kind tournament, with cash and prizes totalling in the tens of thousands! Entertainment is held each night in the on-site beer gardens known as ‘The Hanger.’ Camping is available inside Vision Park and there are several campgrounds and hotels/motels in the area to give you a place to lay your head. Remember, book early as this is a very popular tournament! This great ball weekend includes the always entertaining home run derbies (the ladies competition is held on Saturday and the mens on Sunday), local on-site vendors, bussing to and from Edson and a Masters division for 40+ males and 35+ females with all skill levels represented. Players must be at least 18 years of age to register for the tournament. All proceeds raised through this event are used by the nonprofit organization, Kinsmen Club of Edson, to help support a variety of community programs, events and charities. For more information about the Edson Kin Slo-Pitch Tournament visit www.edsonkinsmen.ca Photo by Giles Merriott www.365photography.com www.gallowaystationmuseum.com 25