Fonds PR-154 - Saanich Girls Little League fonds

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Saanich Girls Little League fonds


  • 1973-2015 (Creation)

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8.3 cm textual records, 123 photographs, and other material

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Biographical history

Joan Eva Martin (nee Bacon) was born in Trail BC in 1926. She enlisted in the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1944, and served in the Postal Corps until 1946. In 1969, she moved to Saanich with her husband Donald Martin. In the early 1970s, Joan Martin was approached to form a girls Little League in Gordon Head. She agreed and founded the Saanich Girls Little League, accepting the position of President, the first President of a girls Little League Softball organization in Canada. The inaugural season was 1974, and in the first year, 135 girls aged 9 to 12 registered. The Saanich Girls Little League was successful and grew, at its height comprising 31 teams playing in various parks. Joan Martin held the position of President until her retirement at the end of 1986, with the League folding shortly thereafter in 1987. On May 3, 1993—the twentieth anniversary of the first pitch of the Saanich Girls Little League—the Majestic Park softball park was dedicated by Mayor Murray Coell as the Joan Martin Diamond.


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Donated in 2016 by Joan Martin.

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Fonds consists of records relating to the foundation and activities of the Saanich Girls Little League 1973-1987 and includes textual records, news clippings, certificates, ephemera, and photographs. Fonds includes tournament crest badges and certificates.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2016-014

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Alternate names: Cosmopolitan Gordon Head Girls Little League; Gordon Head Girls Little League.

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