The Borough of Etobicoke, as it was known back then, used relief funds from Hurricane Hazel and the parks and recreation built two soccer fields and two caged diamonds for our players with no night lights on the main diamond, washrooms or snack bar. The League still maintained home field, Alderwood Memorial Park, while the diamonds in the Valley were being constructed.
In 2009 ASA (Alderwood Softball Association) got together with some of the league's alumni of the seventies to put together some history of the past 60 years of softball in Alderwood. Yes we all had photos of teams we played for or coached and so did they. The time line was started with photos, names, and places of the seventies. They told us about Alderwood Softball League and the team structure. Teams that won provincial titles were girl’s teams of the seventies. The boy’s teams that won city titles also help put Alderwood on the map. Alderwood was in a boom time and it has been said that Alderwood Softball housed about 400 kids. Just check out some of the photos and the number of players on the team, 12-16 players! Shocking !
Finding people to pull together photos and stories was a chore as many had moved away from the area or are no longer with us.
So remember every picture tells a story and you can read their stories under several pictures in the "History of Alderwood Softball".
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