#BlueJays Winter Tour was posted recently with dates in early January for cities in Western Canada. This is what the team offers in lieu of a FanFest event for fans in their home city of Toronto. It’s understandable, being Canada’s team and all, that various players visit a few towns across the land, and if it’s anything like last year’s tour, they’ll maybe add some Eastern Canada cities to the tour later. Here’s the schedule so far:
Toronto - Saturday, January 5, 2013
Jose Bautista, Brett Cecil, Adam Lind and Aaron Loup scheduled for the Amateur Baseball Clinic at Skydome 10:30a. Do not challenge Jose to a snowball fight. You will lose.
Winnipeg - Sunday, January 6, 2013
Jose Bautista, Brett Cecil and Aaron Loup scheduled for an autograph session at Polo Park Shopping Centre 11:30a. Bring your babies. Brett’s great with babies.
Winnipeg - Monday, January 7, 2013
Jose Bautista, Brett Cecil and Aaron Loup visit École Van Walleghem School to relay messages about healthy living and positive lifestyles. Also: staying warm.
Saskatoon - Friday, January 11, 2013
J.P. Arencibia, Anthony Gose, Drew Hutchison, Colby Rasmus and Alex Anthopoulos to attend the Jays Care Foundation Luncheon in one of my fav Canadian hotels, The Bessborough at 11:30a.
Later, J.P. Arencibia, Anthony Gose, Drew Hutchison, and Colby Rasmus will participate in a curling lesson with some local Saskatoon youth curlers. Colby will rock this, y’all.
At 5p, J.P. Arencibia, Anthony Gose, Drew Hutchison and Colby Rasmus will sign autographs before taking in some CHL hockey action with Saskatoon Blades vs Red Deer Rebels game at 7p at the Credit Union Centre. Gloves will be dropped.
Edmonton - Saturday, January 12, 2013
J.P. Arencibia, Anthony Gose, Drew Hutchison, Colby Rasmus and John Gibbons will spend time visiting with the children and their families at Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Later, J.P. Arencibia, Anthony Gose, Drew Hutchison, Colby Rasmus and John Gibbons will visit with military personnel at CFB Edmonton, aka Steele Barracks. Too bad they’re not going to Cold Lake instead where the FlyBoys would show them some fun drinking games.
After that, J.P. Arencibia, Anthony Gose, Drew Hutchison amd Colby Rasmus will be at West Edmonton Mall at 2p for and autograph session. I’m hoping JPA gets his picture taken in one of the sweet suites at the Fantasyland Hotel.