The Asahi Baseball Association has been instrumental in bringing the prestigious Tokyo-Kitasuna Little League to the VILLC. Tokyo-Kitasuna has represented Japan at the Little League World Series (LLWS) six times since 2001 and won the Championship Four times in 2001, 2012, 2015, and 2017. The Tournament host is Little Mountain Baseball. Tokyo-Kitasuna will be bringing 28 players and participate as 2 teams. Below is a partial list of the schedule including all Asahi (highlighted) and Tokyo-Kitasuna games. Please come out and support the Asahi and Tokyo-Kitasuna. This is a wonderful opportunity to see Japanese baseball at the highest level for the age group.
Thursday May 3
Home Visitor Location Time
Asahi vs Kitasuna #1 UBC Varsity 5:30 pm
Hastings Selects vs Kitasuna #2 Hastings 5:30 pm
Friday May 4
LMB Nationals vs Asahi Hillcrest 9:30 am
Taiwan vs Kitasuna #1 UBC Varsity 4:00 pm
Kitasuna #2 vs Jericho Selects Carnarvon 4:00 pm
Saturday May 5
Asahi vs Taiwan Carnarvon 9:30 am
Kitasuna #1 vs Victoria Selects Hillcrest 9:30 am
Whalley Selects vs Kitasuna #2 Hastings 9:30 am
Victoria Selects vs Asahi Nobel Park (UBC) 3:00 pm
Kitasuna #2 vs LMB Selects Hillcrest 2:00 pm
Kitasuna #1 vs LMB Nationals Hillcrest 5:00 pm
Sunday May 6 (Semi-finals)
Pool A 1st place vs Pool B 2nd place Hillcrest 10:00 am
Pool B 1st place vs Pool A 2nd place Memorial South 10:00 am
PLAYOFFS - Finals (Sunday May 6)
3rd Place vs 4th Place Hillcrest 1:30 pm
1st Place vs 2nd Place Hillcrest 4:30 pm
FIELDS AND LOCATIONS:
Hillcrest - 4595 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver V5Y 2M4
Carnarvon Park - approx. 2969 W 16th Ave @ Carnarvon St., Vancouver
Hastings Community Park - 3157 E. Pender Street, Vancouver
UBC Varsity - 3085 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Nobel Park - approx. 3999 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Memorial South Park - East 41st Avenue & Ross Street
Help us by joining our Bottle Drive Fundraising efforts. Start saving those cans and bottles for donation.
Follow these very simple steps!
Step 1: Start saving those cans and bottle by putting them into recycle bags or garbage bags.
Step 2: Please visit one of these locations below for the one that is most convenient for you.
Step 3: Find one of these kiosk (screen & printer).
Step 4: On the screen, enter this phone number: 604-725-5321
You will see the screen below which confirms it is the Asahi Japan Tour 2019. Choose "Yes, this is correct."
Step 5: Choose how many stickers to print (up to 6 stickers per transaction). Then select "Yes, this is correct."
Follow the instructions that show up.
The kiosk will print some labels for you.
Step 6: Put the stickers on the bags and drop them at the "Express Drop Off" counter or simply hand the bags to one of the staff.
You don't need to sort. You don't need to count. Simply put all the bottles and cans in bags and drop them off with stickers at your closest location. It is that simple.
Thank you for your help!!! We really appreciate your Asahi spirit!
Asahi Japan Tour 2019
For more information:
The Asahi Baseball Association (formerly known as the Canadian Nikkei Youth Baseball Club) is dedicated to creating healthy communities through the game of baseball. Inspired by the legacy of the Asahi Baseball team, for their skill, perseverance and accomplishments, it is our collective dream to bring back the Asahi Baseball Team to the Nikkei Community and Canada.
We believe in fair play, hard work and teamwork. We are a new club and are open to all, without regard to gender, ethnic origin or residency.