Lions Minor Baseball Association
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Welcome to Lions Minor Baseball Association!

Servicing the communities of Esquimalt, Vic West, View Royal, Burnside, Gorge and Tillicum for over 60 years.

Our community of volunteers are dedicated to youth baseball for all interested players ages 3-12 in our catchment area.

We run a Spring season for 5U, 7U, 9U, 11U and 13U and Fall season For some of our older returning players.

Please join us!

Our club is located at

Lampson Park

867 Lampson Street,

Esquimalt, BC, Canada​​​​​​​

If you are interested in being on our contact list for future seasons please fill out our form.

The Concession Needs Volunteers! Sign Up Here

We need volunteers For Fun DaY After Closing Ceremonies Saturday, June 15, 2024
sign up Here

Concession Schedule:

Saturday, May 18: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 25: 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 28: 5:30 - 7pm
Thursday, May 30: 5:30 - 7pm
Saturday, June 1: 9am - TBA
Sunday, June 2: 3 - 4:30pm
Thursday, June 6: 6 - 7:30pm
Friday, June 7: 6 - 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8: 9am - TBA
Sunday, June 9: 12 - 4:30pm
Saturday, June 15 (Closing Day): TBA

Upcoming Events :

- Saturday, June 8: Last Day of games for 5U, 7U & 9U teams
& Victoria Harbourcats Baseball game

- Saturday, June 15: Closing Day Ceremonies and Fun

Please have your player come in uniform ready for the Closing ceremony in Diamond 2.
Parking is at a premium - so please use the Esquimalt High School Parking lots..

Starting at 10AM :
    10:00 - 10:30  - Closing Ceremonies in Diamond 2 for all 9U-13U players.
    10:30 - 10:40 - Closing Ceremonies continue in Diamond 2 with 5U and 7U players.
    10:40 PARK photo in Diamond 2 with all players and coaches
    10:45 Fun Day officially begins  -  inflatables, water zone, and lots of outdoor games, races.
.   10:45 - 11:15 Teams will be called by division for hot dogs and drinks with their teams in Diamond 1.
    10:45 - 1:00 Concession will be open

    1:00 Raffle Draw  - Hand in your tickets at the concession up to 12:45 

    1:00 Clean up begins. 

Please note -  All events are rain or shine. Please dress accordingly and bring a change of clothes because your children will get wet.  

Water Zone - We have the famous Lions Slip and Slide.  Bring clothes you can get wet in, maybe some towels, and some squirt toys if you want to join in the giant water fight. 

Caregivers, Parents and Families. You are welcome to participate in water fights, slip and slides and races too.  This is a family fun day! 

Raffle Tickets:

Please drop off your raffle tickets at the concession right up to and including Saturday, June 15th.  The raffle will be held at 1:00pm

Massive Volunteer Callout:
A special call out to 9U and 11U parents who probably do not need to supervise their children as closely as the 5U or 7U parents. We need you!  

What If I can’t make the Closing Ceremonies?
Please let your coach and/or division coordinator know right away if you won’t be at the closing ceremonies.  If we know in advance we will do our best to get the team photo and medals organized for your child for pick up.

Last Day of regular season games for 13U is June 9.
park Playoffs June 12-17, City Playoffs June 19, 2nd round June 21, 3rd round June 23, Final June 25.

​​​​​​​Our History

The Esquimalt Lions Club, under the presidency of Arthur Bowker, was one of the principal driving forces in establishing Little League Baseball in the Esquimalt Municipality and in Victoria West.

During his tenure as president of the Lions Club, Mr. Bowker, along with many others, worked tirelessly toward obtaining a charter from Little League Baseball in Williamsport, Pennsylvania; and the dream became a reality in 1955.

The Esquimalt/Vic West Little League was subsequently formed with Mr. Bowker as its first president. Arthur and Emma Bowker hosted many meetings in the family home on Esquimalt Road; committees were formed, and managers and coaches were appointed. The original League was comprised of four "major league" teams as well as "minor league" teams. The four major teams were:

  • Esquimalt Merchants
  • Pirates
  • Yarrows (Shipyards)
  • Esquimalt Lions

Team tryouts were held and the major teams were subsequently 'drafted' by the managers under the auspices, guidelines and rules set forth under the Little League Charter.

The first officially sanctioned games were played on a Saturday afternoon in the Spring of 1955 at Bullen Park on Lyall Street. Bullen Park was the Little League venue in Esquimalt until the move to the park on Lampson Street. The first season was deemed to be a great success - culminating with the defeat of the Lions by Yarrows in the playoffs.

Following Mr. Bowker's untimely death at age 48 in 1961, the decision was made to dedicate the new park in memory of his significant contributions to the Municipality of Esquimalt.

Arthur Scott Bowker

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