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Canadian bands rock Vision Park at Kinsmen Slo-Pitch




by Stephanie Babych

Canadian rock band, Econoline Crush brought
their musical talents to the Hanger at Vision Park
on Sunday night, July 31, as the concert
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headliner for the 36 Annual Kinsmen Slo-Pitch
tournament.
The crowd was warmed up with the opening
band, David and the Titans, an Edmonton-based
band whose genre is a mixture of rock and folk.
Although the crowd was only a couple dozen, the
band got them all off their seats to dance with
their friends and teammates. When they had
finished, they made use of their backstage passes
by hanging around to watch Econoline Crush
perform.
By the time the headlining band ran on stage,
the crowd size had increased significantly and
people were pressed as close as they could get to
the barricades in front of the stage. After playing
their first couple songs, Econoline Crush's lead
singer, Trevor Hurst, introduced the all Canadian
members of the band. Although the band
originates from Vancouver, the majority of the
band members are from Edmonton. Formed in
1992, Econoline Crush tours around Canada Vancouver born rock band, Econoline Crush performed Sunday night, to a cheering crowd of
playing their original, rock music. During their slo-pitch players, during this year's Kinsmen Slo-Pitch tournament. photo Stephanie Babych
set, the crowd shouted lyrics and enjoyed a break
from playing slo-pitch after two and a half days their tents and buying food from local chefs. The tournament also gives local organizations
of pitching and batting. Those selling food included The Olive Tree, an opportunity to raise funds.
After returning to the stage one more time, as Papa John's, and the Kinettes. “We hire other non-profit groups to do projects
per the audience's request, Econoline Crush Slo-Pitch is not only a fundraiser for the local out here. We offer them an opportunity to come
played a few more songs which ended with much Kinsmen, but also helps local businesses and out here and make their own money,” said
applause. The band then spent some time organizations. Alton Hunter, owner of Ron's tournament Co-Chairman, Don Biggar, about
meeting fans and selling their merchandise. Outdoors Source for Sports, has been running a giving groups like the Rugby Club and the
The Sunday night concert is always important booth at the Kinsmen Slo-Pitch tournament for Kinettes an opportunity to raise money.
for the Kinsmen Slo-Pitch weekend, but the many years and didn't disappoint this year. The Kinsmen are happy that the tournament is
vendors that are lined up at Vision Park are “Ball weekend is our best time of the year. It able to bring in business for locals, while also
another major factor in improving the slo-pitch blows even Christmas sales out of the water,” raising funds for the community.
player's experience in Edson. Hunter said, explaining why he continues to set
This year the Kinsmen adjusted the setup of the up shop at the
vendor's area by closing it off to traffic and tournament.
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