From the WTR Archives - Watertite Roofing 1988 Mixed Slo-Pitch Provincial Champs!

Posted Aug 1st, 2017

Watertite Roofing and the Merigold family have long been supportive of community activities, events and causes.

During the mid-to-late eighties their flat roofing company sponsored a men's slo-pitch baseball team which won many regional awards and divisional titles. "Watertite Roofing was always the team to beat" remarked one opponent Ron Shirton, former member of the Royals. "They were a tough group..." he reminisced. In 1988 they had the rather ballsy and spirited idea of pulling together a co-ed mixed team of hometown athletes to register and play in The Ontario Provincial Slo-Pitch competition. The resulting team of feisty, energetic personalities had never played together competitively before, yet they brought home the ultimate title of 1988 Mixed Slo-Pitch Provincial Champions! It was a gritty, competitive weekend that surprised Watertite Roofing owner, Archie Merigold. "They were the unstoppable team that just won EVERYTHING!" .

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The Watertite Roofing 1988 Mixed Slo-Pitch Provincial Champions from left to right:

Top: Bobby Green, Alf Nelson, Paul Gurnick, Paul Kostelny, Brian Ottoway, John Patton, Randy Arrowsmith, Rick Hanna, Gord Chymko & JP (John Paul) Jacob Bottom: Tom Nelson, Terri Jacob, Becky Kowaleski, Tracy Adams, Carolyn Chymko, Leanne Chymko, Vicki Pettigrew, Janice Veldman & Jeff Jacob