Updated: Jun 15
Upon completing the construction of the Kelowna Kinsmen Softball Fields in 1993, the Kinsmen started their Slo-Pitch Leagues (Wed. & Thurs.) and have become the city's premier league for almost 3 decades!
Providing the city with the best slo-pitch leagues for almost 30 years is something we are proud of. A few teams have even been with us through all those seasons. Supporting sports and recreation through programming and building sports facilities is our mission.
Building lasting legacy projects is what Kin Canada has done for over 102 years in our country, and the Kinsmen club of Kelowna has been doing it since 1944.
As part of a 5 year commitment to the Mission Sportsfields, the Kelowna Kinsmen build the Kinsmen Media Centre inside the Kelowna Kinsmen Softball Complex in 1994. In 1995-96 we contributed towards the bleachers and lights.
In 2016 we partnered with the KASA and the City of Kelowna to build the playgrounds on the East side of the ball diamonds for kids to play safely.
In the early 1990's the Kelowna Kinsmen built the first recreational facilities in the new sports fields area of the Mission. In 1991we built the Kelowna Kinsmen Fieldhouse for the new soccer fields. The following year we constructed phase 1 & 2 of the Kelowna Kinsmen Media Centre in the new Kelowna Kinsmen Softball Complex. It was the first "Partners in Parks" project the City of Kelowna embarked on with a community group. We committed to five years of upgrades (bleachers, lights, etc.).
In return for our contributions, the City gave the Kinsmen two nights a week to run our own ball leagues (Wednesday and Thursday). Since 1993 , the Kelowna Kinsmen have run the most popular, affordable league in the city (Spring to Fall season). Our season wraps up each year on the 2nd weekend of September with a tournament.
Our leagues are part of the official Slo-Pitch National (SPN) association for rules, regulations and insurance coverage. Registration typically starts in February-mid March with Team Captain meeting in late March and league starting April - September.
For more information or questions it is best to talk to us through our league Facebook Group., here.