“It’s like any not-for-profit in towns across Saskatchewan. They run almost exclusively on volunteer help, so without that, we don’t function.” 

Garnet Hansen, the president of the Weyburn Beavers, understands the role that volunteers play not only in his organization but in many organizations.  

The Beavers, who play in the WCBL, are on the field from May until August every year, but the work of the volunteers doesn’t end with the final out of the season. Hansen pointed out there is a lot that happens throughout the whole calendar year. 

“Probably the least busy time is the last month or so after the season is over,” Hansen explained. Time to catch a breath and take a little time off, and start focusing on the coming year.” 

Part of the volunteering outside of the season will be coming up this weekend. While the first pitch of the 2022 WCBL campaign is just under a month away, work needs to be done to get Tom Laing Park ready for the season. With this in mind, the Beavers will be holding a work bee on Saturday.  

“We’ve got some things to do on the field, and we also are doing some renovations to the press box and the outbuildings,” Hansen added. 

The Weyburn Beavers, who were on hiatus for the past two seasons due to COVID-19, will be returning to the diamond on May 27th, when they host the Swift Current 57s at Tom Laing Park.