A local, provincial and national volunteer for more than 40 years, Bernie Soulliere has helped transform Windsor, Ontario into one of Canada’s baseball hotbeds. The never-say-no Windsor native has coached hometown teams to four Ontario championships (1972, 1973, 1977, 1978) and two national titles (1972 and 1978). He has also served as the sports chair of the much-accomplished Mic-Mac Club since 1975 and acted as chair of the three World Junior Championships hosted by Windsor in 1986, 1987 and 1993.

On a provincial level, Soulliere was the president of Baseball Ontario from 1993 to 1995 and served as the general manager of the Ontario teams that won three consecutive gold medals at the Canada Summer Games in 1981, 1985 and 1989. Nationally, he was vice-president of Baseball Canada from 1992 to 1997 and has acted as Team Canada’s business manager countless times, including at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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  1. David Dimitrie

    From the sixties until the early nineties, baseball flourished all over Windsor, Essex County and beyond. Actually so did soccer. Many of the children had parents who had roots from countries like Yugoslavia where soccer was the most popular sport.

    Volunteers like Soulliere gave up countless hours for games, practices, tournaments and fundraisers. I played in Windsor East Little League for 7 years. Those years gave me an opportunity to learn baseball and grow up. So many friendships were made, skills were honed and I even went to my first Detroit Tiger game at Tiger Stadium with my team courtesy of my coach Mr. Yvon Brunet.

    It is fitting that Mr. Soulliere has been honoured here. He is a legend across Windsor for his lifetime of efforts.


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