World Juniors More Than Just Baseball

While the allure of watching international baseball is enough for most to come out to the ballgame, organizers have also provided a wide array of cultural entertainment in between games at the 2010 World Junior Baseball Championships in Thunder Bay at Port Arthur Stadium. Live music, dancing, artisans, food vendors and of course face painting, are some of the attractions available on the grounds ouside the stadium. For the young baseball fan, Major League Baseball International has provided several activities for participants to hone their skills. Two batting cages, a timed, simulated run from 3rd to home, as well as a pitching speed test are some of apparatuses available.

Festival Coordinator Todd Maki and his team of volunteers have put together an impressive lineup of local performers for The World Stage.

All performances are held between 5:45-6:30 unless noted:

July 25 The Communication
July 26 The Chain
July 27 Olivia Korkola
July 28 Shy-Anne Hovorka
July 29 festival closed
July 30 Money Honey
July 31 Flipper Flanagan’s Flat Footed Four
Aug 1 Burnz n Hell (3-4pm)

One of the apparatuses provided by Major League Baseball at the World Junior Baseball Chamionships

Artist Elliott Doxtater-Wynn provided finishing touches on his latest work

Artist Donna Heisholt working on a sketch of one of the volunteers at the World Junior Baseball Championships

Mizuno reps on hand to showcase the latest in baseball equipment - something the Cuban team took great interest in

Testing accuracy and speed at the World Junior Baseball Championships