Saturday, 4 October 2008

Victoria WIL Club Gets Name

Local Ball Team Will Be Known as Victoria Athletics
[Victoria Colonist, Jan. 10, 1954]
Victoria’s entry in the reorganized Western International Baseball League will be known as the Victoria Athletics, Manager Laurel Harney announced last night following a meeting of directors to select a winner from the hundreds of entries submitted in the contest conducted by the club to determine a suitable name.
The winning name was submitted by well over a dozen of the entrants and the contest winner will be chosen by lot at the Rotary Club luncheon at the Empress Hotel today at 12:30 p.m. with Mayor Percy E. George making the draw. The winner will receive two box seats to each of the 70 home games to be played at Royal Athletic Park by the Victoria club.

E.A. Irving Wins Baseball Contest
[Victoria Colonist, Jan. 11, 1946]
Two free season seats for home games of the Victoria Athletics, of the Western International Baseball League, were awarded to Edwin A. Irving, 804 Lampson Street, winner of the contest conducted by the club to find a suitable name.
The name of Victoria Athletics was submitted by Mr. Irving and 13 others, and his name was drawn from a hat by Mayor Percy E. George at yesterday’s luncheon meeting of the Victoria Rotary Club.

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