July 15, 2021
OKOTOKS, AB- Dawgs Announce “Tribute to Mayor Bill Robertson Night” at Seaman Stadium
Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club announces that the game at Seaman Stadium on Saturday, July 24, 2021 which pits the visiting Edmonton Prospects against the host Okotoks Dawgs Black will feature a “Tribute to Mayor Bill Robertson”. The Town and the Dawgs Family recently lost Mayor Bill following a battle with cancer.
Mayor Bill had served continuously on Town Council for over 25 years, 5 terms as Town Councilor and more recently, 3 terms as Mayor. John Ircandia, managing director of the Dawgs reflected on the loss:
“The Dawgs share in the loss of this incredible community leader. Bill always, always had a smile on his face and sought out the positive solution. As a baseball person when I think of the impact of Bill I am reminded of that famous line in the Paul Simon song: “where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you”. Bill was a modern day Joe DiMaggio in the sense of being a symbol of honest, reliable and hardworking leadership; he was a true friend of the community who will be hard to replace.”
During Bill’s tenure as Town Councilor and then Mayor the population of Okotoks grew from 10,000 to 35,000 people and a number of state of the art facilities were added including Seaman Stadium, Tourmaline Field, the Duvernay Fieldhouse, the Ircandia Outdoor Training Center, Conrad Field, the expansion of the Pason Arenas and the Crescent Point Regional Fieldhouse.
The Tribute will feature a pre-game celebration of Mayor Bill Robertson with family and friends.
Tickets for the Mayor Bill Robertson Tribute Night can be purchased online at www.dawgsbaseball.ca or by calling the Dawgs Ticket Office at 403.262.3294.
John Ircandia, Managing Director
Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Club
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