The road to Williamsport, Pennsylvania runs through Regina, Saskatchewan.
Beginning on August 1, the Canadian Little League Championships will take place in the Queen City.
North Regina Little League will act as a hosts for the tournament with the winning team advancing to the Little League World Series in Williamsport.
On Thursday’s edition of the SportsCage, Tournament Chair and President of the North Regina Little League Dean McQueen joined Michael Ball on the SportsCage.
McQueen noted it’s been quite some time since Saskatchewan hosted the prestigious and is excited for the tournament’s return.
“We’re really excited to welcome the best little leaguers from across Canada into Regina.”
Seven teams will take part in the Canadian Little League Championships, a representative from the Atlantic, teams from Ontario, BC, Alberta, Quebec, a team from the Prairies and the host team, North Regina Little League.
The North Regina Little League park and field have received plenty of renovations said McQueen.
“Things are falling into place, we’ve done some significant upgrades to our field and facilities so we’re to showcase that to the nation.”
It has been a process for the Canadian Little League Championships.
McQueen noted that they have submitted as hosts in the past and were slated to host the tournament last year, but due to the COVID pandemic, Regina’s opportunity to host the tournament got pushed back a year.
Calgary was the host in 2022, where the team from Moose Jaw came up short against the squad from Little Mountain B.C.
To select the host squad, McQueen explained the selection process began indoors last October until March. In April, the team competed in some tournaments before naming the final squad in May.
The Canadian Little League Championships begin on August 1 and run until August 10. There will be games everyday with August 8 serving as the rain day.