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Montreal Families

ExposFest Mini aims to foster a love of baseball in kids

The days are getting longer, the snowy days are (more or less) behind us, and soon it will be time for the boys of summer to take the field. But if you just can’t wait until baseball returns, a community organization is holding an event to tide you over.

ExposFest Mini is a free, kid-friendly celebration of Montreal’s gone but by no means forgotten baseball team. Former Texas Rangers player (and now youth baseball coach) Luiz Rodriguez, former Expos play-by-play man Jacques Doucet (who currently calls Toronto Blue Jays games for TVA Sports), author Bill Young, who wrote a book about the team, and Expos superfan and hip hop artist Annakin Slayd will all be on hand to meet the kids and share their passion for Nos Amours.

There will be Expos memorabilia items on display, a screening of the documentary The Perfect Storm: The story of the 1994 Expos, a Mario Kart competition (kids can bring their own Nintendo DS or borrow on site) raffle, auctions, door prizes and more.

The event doubles as a fundraiser for DB Community Cares Free Youth Baseball, a Dorval baseball league that offers free baseball coaching and games for kids in the community.

There will also be representatives on hand from ExposFest, an event to be held in April as a fundraiser for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

ExposFest Mini starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre in Dorval, 1335 Lakeshore Rd. Admission is free but a $2 donation for DB Community Cares Free Youth Baseball is suggested.

For more information on the DB Community Cares Free Youth Baseball and ExposFest Mini, visit facebook.com/Dorvalpickupbaseball.

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