White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock baseball tournament honours former association president

Games are to be played throughout Canada Day weekend

Play ball.

The Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament kicked off this weekend, with games still scheduled to take place today and on Canada Day.

The three-day event – which is being held at White Rock’s Centennial Park – was set to run June 29 to July 1.

The event features Mini-8 division teams from not just the Semiahmoo Peninsula, but across the Lower Mainland, including Langley, Whalley, New Westminster, as well as various Vancouver-area associations.

Lorieau was a longtime executive member with the White Rock-South Surrey Baseball Association, and served as president from 1998 until 2005.

He passed away in November 2015, at age 62, after a battle with cancer.

Prior to his illness, Lorieau was a fixture at the Mini-8 tournament – which had been staged by the association for years prior to being renamed in his honour. Each year at the event, Lorieau, wearing his trademark Hawaiian shirt, was a fixture high about the Centennial Park concession stand, where he would simultaneously serve as game announcer, play music, keep score and hand out nicknames to the tournament’s players.

 

White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

White Rock played against Whalley in the Henri Lorieau Mini-8 Memorial baseball tournament Sunday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

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