Jaida Lee Recognition

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This news item was posted on 5/26/2023 4:27:00 PM and is an archived post

Photo of baseball player Jaida Lee

City of Niagara Falls to recognize first female to play in men’s baseball competition in Canada Summer Games history

On Saturday, June 3, at Oakes Park, the City of Niagara Falls will recognize Newfoundland native Jaida Lee, the first female to participate in men’s baseball competition in the 56-year history of the Canada Summer Games.

On August 8, 2022, while representing Newfoundland & Labrador, Jaida Lee pitched her way into the history books during the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. 

Jaida is an inspiration for young female athletes and, while playing at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls, quickly drew a following of young fans as well as supporters of all ages. The City of Niagara Falls is recognizing Jaida for her accomplishments with a plaque on the Grandstand at Oakes Park and hopes to inspire generations to come.

Event Details

When:  Saturday, June 3 at 9 am
Where:  Oakes Park, 5700 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls
What:  Jaida will throw out the first pitch at a Greater Niagara Baseball Association U16 tournament. Lee will then be available for a meet & greet and autograph session, signing commemorative baseball cards. 

This event kicks off Recreation & Parks Month in Niagara Falls. The City’s Recreation Committee encourages individuals of all ages and abilities to get out, move, and explore all the City has to offer. 


For more information, contact:

Beth Angle
Manager of Recreation & Programs  
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext. 3336
[email protected]

Posted on: 5/26/2023 4:27 PM - Category: In the News