Softball Canada Indicator Club

The Canadian Indicator Club was developed by Softball Canada to acknowledge contributions made by individual umpires to the officiating program across Canada. Softball Ontario selects the umpires to be honoured on a by-yearly basis. All inductees into the Canadian Indicator Club will have their names published in the Softball Canada Official Guide and Rule Book. Nominees must met the following criteria: Presently registered with Softball Ontario and Softball Canada and must have been registered for the past 10 years. Must be active in the Softball Ontario umpire program. (ie. An instructor/evaluator, Deputy, ZUIC etc.) Conduct on and off the diamond is such that the official is a positive rule model for younger officials. Must not have achieved Level V status. Level V umpires have already been honoured by achieving this status.

Softball Ontario is actively seeking nominations for the Canadian Indicator Club Umpire Recognition Award. Three (3) Ontario Fast Pitch Umpires and Three (3) Ontairo Slo-Pitch Umpries will be inducted into the Club at the next Blue Convention.

The objective of the Canadian Indicator Club is to acknowledge contributions made by individual umpires to the officiating program across Canada. Nominated Umpires must meet the following conditions:

  • Conduct on and off the field is such that the official is a positive role model for younger officials
  • Have a minimum of ten years of continuous umpiring and registration with both the provincial/territorial association and Softball Canada (Must be presently registered with Softball Canada)
  • Be active in the umpiring program; examples would include serving as an evaluator, instructor, provincial/territorial Umpire in Chief or Deputy Umpire in Chief

Award winners receive a high quality medallion and have his or her name listed in the Softball Canada Rule Book. Recipients also receive one (1) free ticket to the Blue Convention Banquet where they receive their medallion; however, attendance at the banquet is not mandatory.

To nominate an umpire for the Canadian Indicator Club, submit a completed Nomination Form to Kyle Cormier at Softball Ontario. Please note that Level V Umpires are not eligible to receive this award.

Send nominations to Softball Ontario at the following address:

Softball Ontario
85 Scarsdale Road, Suite 301
Toronto, ON
M3B 2R2

Canadian Indicator Club Umpire Recognition Award winners will be announced  at the Blue Convention Awards Banquet.

The Canadian Indicator Club Nomination Form is available online.

For more information on the award or Softball Ontario’s Umpires Program contact Softball Ontario at or call (416) 426-7150.

Canadian Indicator Club Inductees:


      Greg Beach, Prescott
      Lenny Galbraith, Angus
      Bernie Howe, Tecumseh
      Dan McHarg, Oshawa
      Mike Nalysnyk, Ancaster
      Jamie Woodend, Stratford


2013 2010 2007 2005
Dennis Craven, Moorefield  Steve Bedard, Cobourg Dave Mills, Acton Dick Coleman, Orleans
Bob Dahl, Windsor Gary Chenier, London Gary Callaghan, Kanata Ted Burchell, Newmarket
Paul Ketchum, Ridgetown Bruce Ellis, Newmarket Gerry Zvonkin, Woodstock Jim Dandy, Fergus
Barry Luscombe, St. Thomas Terry Gavas, Kingston Wayne Worth, Grimsby Wayne Briggs-Jude, St. Catharines
Dave Minnema, Bradford Dave Hale, Thorold Steve Camus, Welland Morley Dixon, Burlington
Paul Tanti, Barrie John Snook, Norwich Steve Doyle, Newmarket Dan Tiede, London


2003 2001 1999 1997
Tony Guarascia, Burlington Dave Drake, Hamner Steve Anderson, Bowmanville Jim Batley, Peterborough
John Hayes, Brampton Len Gorgei, Caledonia Don Balkwill, Windsor Bruce Bierman, Ayr
Peter Kluszczynski, Brampton Eric Kane, Cobourg Alfred Mervin Bonney, Ottawa John Bole, St. Thomas
Jamie McCaig, Scarborough Leon Rice, Alliston Hank Bouwman, Milton Douglas Cundall, Barrie
Ed Otterman, Simcoe Lindsay Barfoot, Breslau Tery Burr, Puslinch Dennis Feeley, Petawawa
Greg Pipher, Pickering Ron Carnahan, Merlin  Cecil Dunn, Cambridge Len Graf, Unionville
Lori Smith, London Mike Murphy, Ingersoll George Findley, Ottawa Shawn Henderson, Blenheim
Doug Webster, Bowmanville Clarence Beneteau, Essex Daniel Fisher, Colgan Barbara Jones, Burlington
  Clarence Beneteau, Essex Daniel Fisher, Colgan Don Kennedy, Orleans
  Daryl Way, Brampton Robert French, Stouffville Leanna Pacini, London
  Sam Lapari, Brampton Rodger Low, Stoney Creek Dave Reynolds, Napanee
    Alan McMullen, Palgrave Donald Stewart, Hamilton
    Robert Phillips, Hagersville Burton Whalen, Napanee
    Brian Sharples, Pickering Ross Wilson, Pickering
    Mitchell Zuk, Erin George Young, St. Catharines



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