Patti Hacault

  • Born August 20, 1947, from Holland, Manitoba.
  • She moved throughout Manitoba and the United States while pursuing her interests including alpine skiing and free lance artistry.
  • Patti’s passion for baseball is evident by examining her contributions to the sport, most notably in the Pembina Hills region including Holland and Treherne.
  • She has coached numerous teams including 11U, 13U, 15U, and 18U teams in Holland.
  • In 2002, she was instrumental in the amalgamation of the Turtle Mountain and Tiger Hills Baseball League into the Pembina Hills Minor Baseball League.
  • Since 2002, she has held numerous executive positions in the Pembina Hills Minor Baseball League including treasurer, secretary, and registrar.
  • She has been a member of the Baseball Manitoba’s Girls Committee for over twelve years.
  • Without her effort in developing girls’ baseball in Manitoba, it is possible that there would be no girls’ baseball in the province.
  • In 2011, she was selected as Baseball Manitoba’s Volunteer of the Year and Sport Manitoba’s Volunteer of the Year.
  • In 2017, she was inducted into Baseball Manitoba’s Honour Society.

Gordon Riddell

Gord began his baseball career in Warren, Manitoba. He caught for the Warren Juveniles when they won the 1957 Winnipeg league title. After an electrical accident ended his playing career in 1964, Gord coached in Warren and St. James. He won the Interlake title with Warren in 1975 and developed the Interlake Blazers junior baseball team in that era. Gord initiated the resurrection of the Optimist Park sports facility when he coached in St. James. He coached St. James youth teams while setting up local indoor baseball clinics and while attending and instructing American baseball clinics. Gord was known for coaching minor hockey and curling and for his volunteer work at major sporting events.