Savage Apparel Co. Named Official Apparel Partner of Dodgeball Canada

[original source: Savage Apparel Co.]

Edmonton, AB – Dodgeball Canada (DC) is pleased to announce its official partnership with Savage Apparel Co. This new partnership allows Savage to serve the apparel needs of the Canadian dodgeball community at large and provides additional partnerships with teams operating under the Dodgeball Canada banner. 

Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada, is enthusiastic about these organizations coming together. "Dodgeball Canada is very excited to welcome Savage to our community,” Wysynski says. “For any sport, it is critical to have an apparel partner that can deliver to teams and players. In Savage, we've found a partner that not only has significant experience in the industry but has dodgeball-specific experience as well. We are looking forward to working with them in the years ahead."

This partnership also solidifies Savage’s new Vancouver-based production and distribution operation. Canadian teams will now be able to order custom fully sublimated jerseys and apparel from Savage, which will then be manufactured and shipped to them, all from within Canada. Savage is working with a production company in Vancouver, B.C. to both manufacture and distribute the custom apparel orders to their Canadian customers. The entire production and distribution process will take place within Canada, providing the Canadian dodgeball community access to quality custom gear from Savage without having to order or ship internationally, as well as supporting local industry in Canada. 

NEWS | Nationals Rescheduled Until 2021

April 24, 2020

Today, the Nationals Committee and Dodgeball Canada have announced that this year’s National Championship will be rescheduled for 2021. With the unknowns surrounding travel and gathering restrictions in Canada, the decision was made to reschedule the event in the first half of 2021. A recent survey of our Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) found that the majority of provinces support this decision as it will allow them to plan their participation with more certainty.   

“Protecting the health and wellbeing of our dodgeball community is our top priority. As our country continues the fight against COVID-19, we’ve had to make the tough, but necessary decision, to reschedule our beloved Nationals for next year. I want to thank Dodgeball Edmonton and their organizing committee for graciously agreeing to remain as hosts for 2021. I know they’ve worked hard to plan a great tournament and we’re elated that their efforts will come to fruition. We look forward to reuniting with our dodgeball communities across the country to play dodgeball when it is safe to do,” said Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada 

“Dodgeball Edmonton would like to thank the athletes, volunteers, and event partners for their continued support and open dialogue throughout this process. With the approval from Dodgeball Canada and the community at large, we are fully prepared to host Nationals in Edmonton in 2021, and will be using this time to ensure a safe and exciting dodgeball experience for our athletes next year. We are working closely with our event partners, venues, and Dodgeball Canada, and will relay tournament details as they are updated in the coming weeks and months. ” commented Paul Laking, co-owner of Dodgeball Edmonton, the organization taking the lead organizing the event. 

The following news brings up several questions with respect to qualifications and the teams who are scheduled to compete at Nationals. Dodgeball Canada will be meeting with the PSOs in the coming weeks to discuss several scenarios and more information will be shared once available.

Additionally, the new date is likely to impact how the Canadian National Team selection will take place. Dodgeball Canada will be hosting a live Q&A via Twitch with Head Coach, Victor Gravili to answer questions on this topic on Tuesday, April 28. More details will be shared via social media. 

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STATEMENT | 2020 Nationals Postponed

March 12, 2020

Today, DC President Duane Wysynski, the Board of Directors and Dodgeball Edmonton postponed Nationals 2020 scheduled to take place April 10 – 12 in Edmonton, AB. This decision is based on the province of Alberta prohibiting public gatherings of 250 or more people, including sports events and concerts, in an effort to slow down COVID-19.

Both Dodgeball Canada and Dodgeball Edmonton are committed to seeking a new date to take place later in the year and will have an update to share by March 31st. “Our number one priority is the health and safety of all our community members across the country. The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world and the precautions taken by local government, professional sporting organizations and businesses are extreme measures to slow down the spread of the virus. Although we wish we could proceed with our event, we respect the precautions put in place by the provincial government. On behalf of Dodgeball Canada, I want to thank our organizers, athletes, coaches and staff for their patience. We will immediately turn our attention to planning a new date for Nationals and we will share that information once it’s been decided.” – Duane Wysynski, President of Dodgeball Canada

In the meantime, all athletes, coaches and staff have been advised to hold on cancelling their itineraries (including travel and accommodations) until the new date has been confirmed to avoid cancelation costs. With Nationals postponed, Dodgeball Canada will also be reviewing National Program selections process. “I echo Duane’s comments about the importance of the safety of our players, coaches and staff across Canada. I also share in everyone’s disappointment regarding the postponement of our beloved Nationals and look forward to it continuing later on this year. Contingency plans and recommendations surrounding 2020 National Program selections will be formally shared with the Board of Directors this weekend. I suspect a decision will be made by early next week and more information will be communicated via our website and Facebook shortly after. "

Dodgeball Canada strongly recommends to all their provincial and league partners to practice social distancing to help flatten curve and help contain the further spread of the virus.

Board of Directors - Upcoming Elections

January 01, 2020

Dodgeball Canada is currently seeking nominations to the Board of Directors, to be filled by election at the Annual General Meeting on June 28, 2020.

Members of the Board of Directors are volunteers and are responsible for overseeing various initiatives within their respective portfolios. If you wish to be nominated, or would like more information on the available positions, please visit the link below. You will be asked to include your relevant experience, along with your thoughts on the sport and its current needs. This information may be shared with the Membership in advance of the AGM. The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 19th, 2020.


Positions up for election are listed below, and include four two-year term positions, and three one-year term positions:

Vice President, 2 years
Policy, 2 years
Sponsorship and Fundraising, 2 years
Player and Sport Development, 2 years
Community Outreach and Membership, 1 year*
Marketing and Communications, 1 year*
Finance, 1 year*

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Ddodgeball Canada Expanding National Program Ahead of 2020

November 08, 2019

Dodgeball Canada is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Canadian Dodgeball Federation (CDF) to unify the sport under one banner in commitment to the development of the sport nationally. After months of discussion, the board of the CDF voted in favour of joining Dodgeball Canada to consolidate operations and create a stronger voice for advocacy in Canada. The cloth program of the CDF will join the broader DC National Program. Both teams will compete under the DC banner representing Canada at the 2020 WDBF World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland.


Victor Gravili Extended As Canada's Head Coach

Victor Gravili has agreed to a new three-year contract with an option for an additional fourth year in 2024 to remain as Canada's head coach. The contract includes a compensation structure that is the first of its kind for Dodgeball Canada and comes with the intent of emphasizing the value of strong coaching with the hope of creating pathways for future coaches.   ...

Team Canada Roster Announced

Learn more about the activated Team Canada roster that will represent Dodgeball Canada at the upcoming WDBF World Championship in Cancun, Mexico. 

Get information about the National Program including players on the Team Canada squad, coaching staff, management team, sponsorship opportunities and information about the 2019 WDBF World Championship.

2019 Fall/Winter Sponsors Needed

Dodgeball Canada is looking for corporate sponsors to help us grow the sport of dodgeball, reach more kids and to provide funding support for our National athletes.

Edmonton To Host 2020 Dodgeball Canada Nationals

May 02, 2019

Dodgeball Canada announced that the City of Edmonton will play host to the 2020 edition of the National Dodgeball Championship. This annual event brings together men’s and women’s teams from all ten provinces to compete for the National title.

NSSC Released

March 20, 2019

Dodgeball Canada is pleased to introduce the following leaders to the 2019 National Squad Selection Committee (NSSC). 

National Squad Information Released

March 20, 2019

We have released information regarding the the 2019 National Squad which will be selected by the National Squad Selection Committee (NSSC) following the Dodgeball Canada National Championship being held in Charlottetown, PEI from April 4–7, 2019. 

Dodgeball Canada partners with Sport-Travel

March 13, 2019

Dodgeball Canada is proud to team up with Sport-Travel as our official travel partner. This is an exciting opportunity for our athletes and for our organization.

Sport Development

Our sport and player development programs are growing and we remain dedicated to teaching and developing dodgeball players of all levels from across Canada.

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