November 6, 2021

It is with deep sadness that I was informed this morning Joan Horan has passed away early this morning.

Her oldest son Pat, put a message on his face book page.

Joan was a long-time volunteer in the league responsible for fundraising. She was the leader of our bingo team and was a great leader scheduling and working the back table. Every time we would meet, she always had a smile and asked, "how are you?" and meant how are you?. She was a very caring person who loved her grandchildren and always asked about our grandchildren. She will be very much missed by so many people she touched.

We are very sorry of your loss to her family and friends of which she had many BINGO friends, our deepest condolences.

Bruce and Louise and all of us at East Nepean Little League


Hello gang. I am writing something I never wanted to write. Early this morning my mom Joan passed away. She was the most kind, caring, generous woman I ever met. My mom would do anything for anybody. My father, brothers and sister and I miss her so much already. I was her first born and her favourite, but there was no people she loved more than her grandchildren. The highlight of her life was when the trio would go over for a visit. Without fail, she would call me after every time they left to tell me how "busy" they are. They are going to miss having a nanny like her. My mom had many children grow up in her daycare she ran out of the house who I am sure look back fondly on the way she treated them, as tho they were a part of her family as well. Over the past couple years my mom has some health issues that she fucking fought through with a strength and perseverance that is a lesson to me daily and I am sure to many others to never give up. She learned again how to walk and proudly called herself Nanny Fox. If you ever met my mom, I am sure you would have liked her, especially if you enjoyed hearing stories about bingo. As Shauna & I left the hospital last night, preparing to visit her again today, I was teasing her about how much time she spends at the ICU. Little did I know it would be the last time we spoke. I gave her a hug and told her I loved her and said goodbye.

This is the worst I have ever felt in my life, even worse then after the Bartman game. Which reminds me, just a little over 5 years ago our beloved Cubs finally won a World Series. My mom was so happy for me. She called me right after the game ended to celebrate with me.
I'm gonna miss her.

National Volunteer Week - THANK YOU

This week marks National Volunteer week and the theme designated for this year is Value of One, The Power of Many. The theme is a reflection on the awe-inspiring act of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.

ENLL has always been very fortunate to have Volunteers that are willing to step up in many capacities to ensure a successful season and to enhance the reputation of East Nepean Little League. This has been evident even more so through the last year and into this current year as we deal with Covid and the ever-changing impacts it has on our sport. Volunteers have been asked to do more in difficult times and each of you have met this challenge and continued to go over and above for East Nepean and its members.

East Nepean has always been well represented by all of you with the professionalism you bring to our organization, the commitment to the overall success of the league and for care that you show players in ensuring that they develop as players and ensuring they have fun learning the game of baseball.

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization and without each of you the league would not be able to operate, so on behalf of the East Nepean Little League Executive, I am extending a huge thank you to all of you for your time and commitment to the East Nepean Little League.

Thank you,
Bruce Campbell

President, East Nepean Little League

ENLL COVID-19 Update - April 14th

East Nepean Members,

As our City continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to provide all members an update on information for the 2020 Season. Please note that this is based on information available now and may evolve as more information is received.

In early April, Little League International and Little League Canada, made the recommendation to suspend all Little League activities until May 11th, which East Nepean was in agreement with. Since that announcement, the City of Ottawa has announced that all fields within the City will be closed until June 30th, 2020.

As a result, East Nepean would like to advise members that if a 2020 season occurs it will be after June 30th, 2020.

If fields are made available, it remains ENLL's intent to run a season albeit on an altered schedule ( with season dates occurring in the summer months - July and August). We are currently working on options on what the 2020 season may look like, however nothing has been finalized and won't be until further information is received from the City, which we anticipate late Spring.

Once ENLL knows more we will communicate to all members the updated plans for 2020 and if you have not registered, will provided updated registration information at that time.

If you have already registered for the 2020 Spring Season:

We understand that this period of uncertainty is a difficult time for some members and many have questions regarding refunds. ENLL has posted its 2020 Refund policy on its website which can be found here: . This policy has been amended for this year due to COVID-19.

A member has two options at this time, request a refund or wait until further information is available on the 2020 season time frame.

If a member would like a refund before the schedule is set, please send your request to

If a 2020 season does not proceed, or the altered schedule of dates for the 2020 season once announced do not work for your family, then a request for a refund can be made at that time.

Please note all refunds will be in full, ENLL has waived for 2020 all administration costs for refunds.

If you have questions about refunds or registrations, please contact Stephanie Elyea, ENLL Registrar at

Thank you and stay safe during this time.

Bruce Campbell,

President East Nepean Little League

Update from ENLL - March 28th

As our community continues to deal with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, East Nepean continues to monitor all information and update our schedule and polices as the information is available. In light of COVID-19, ENLL has updated its registration and refund policy for the 2020 Season.

Registration for 2020

  • Registration is open for 2020 and it is the intent of East Nepean to play a baseball season in 2020, once provided the necessary approvals
  • At this time, baseball activities are suspended until May 11th. A 2020 season would start after that date. However, we do note that the season could be delayed further. Updated information will be posted to our site as received.
  • At this time we can not confirm the dates of the season but will be working towards providing a full season with a modified schedule for dates and games
  • For the 2020 season - registration will be open until a confirmed season start date
  • For the 2020 season, there will be no late registration fees

For further information about registration please visit our registration page

Any questions about registration or refunds should be sent to

East Nepean to host the 2020 Major Ontario Championship

East Nepean is very pleased to advise its membership that East Nepean has won the bid to host the 2020 Major Ontario Championship. This event will see 2020 District Champions from all over Ontario, arrive In July 2020 to compete for the opportunity to represent Ontario in the Canadian Little League Championship.

Please see the Press Release below for further details on our news page.

We thank all who were involved in making this a successful bid.

Congratulations East Nepean.

Important Message from ENLL - March 18th

East Nepean Little League Members,

East Nepean Little League has received an updated statement regarding COVID-19 from Little League regarding the start of the 2020 season.

At this time, it is estimated that the season will start in mid- May. East Nepean, continues to monitor the situation closely and consults with the necessary experts and health authorities.

At this time, plans remain for a 2020 season, with a slightly later start date then normal. While a later start date is disappointing, this has occurred in previous seasons due to weather so it is a timeline that East Nepean has accommodated previously with no issues.

We will continue to keep our membership informed as information is received and decisions are made. East Nepean appreciates the support of all our members as we deal with this situation that is evolving and changing almost daily.

Bruce Campbell

President, East Nepean Little League

ENLL Notice to Member COVID-19 (PDF)

East Nepean to host 2020 Major Ontario Championship
--- Press Release ---

East Nepean Eagles to Host the 2020 Major Ontario Little League Championship

BARRHAVEN, Thursday, June 13th, 2019 - The kids of Summer are headed to Ottawa as East Nepean Little League has been chosen to host the Major Ontario Little League Championship in July 2020.

Teams representing all eight Ontario Little League districts will travel to Eagles Nest in Barrhaven, home of the East Nepean Eagles, to compete for the opportunity to represent Ontario at the Canadian Little League Championship in Victoria, BC.

East Nepean Little League President Bruce Campbell knows the significance of hosting this sought after event. "The Major provincial tournament is special. It's special for the athletes, their family's and for the city of Ottawa. This tournament is the chance for 11 and 12-year-old players to get one step closer to living out the dream of representing Canada at the Little League World Series. Every at-bat, ground ball, pitch and fly ball are important steps towards winning" Campbell says. "We are honoured to host the players who train for this and for their families who commit to supporting them along the way."

Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder said "Barrhaven is excited indeed that East Nepean will host the 2020 Major Little League Ontario Championship. Our community of over 90,000 residents and 500 businesses look forward to welcoming the players and their families". Jan Harder noted that "With new hotels under construction, 3 major recreation centres, close by Ottawa's International Airport, with our very own VIA Rail station and on Hwy 416 there is nothing we aren't close to! Ottawa is a beautiful city and as we like to say it's every Canadians second hometown. See you soon!"

Winning this bid not only shines a spotlight on both the community and organization but also reflects the passion and commitment of the volunteers, a hallmark of East Nepean Little League's success throughout the last 63 years in Ottawa.

With just over a year until opening pitch, the hopeful players, families, coaches and community are already working towards making the tournament a home run for all.

For media or sponsorship inquiries please contact:

Jeff Elyea

2020 Major Ontario Championships - Video
Jay Care Foundation - Field of Dream Annoucment

APRIL 14, 2019


As announced on Blue Jays Central today, JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, the charitable arm of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS, will make an infrastructure investment of $1.3 million to benefit Canadian children and youth through its Field Of Dreams program.

Fifteen organizations located across five provinces and one territory will receive funding to build, enhance, and refurbish baseball diamonds where children and youth can develop important life skills and learn from positive role models. In the last five years, Jays Care has committed nearly $8 million to 66 infrastructure projects across Canada.

"We are very impressed with the diverse group of organizations receiving funding through our Jays Care Field Of Dreams grants this year," said Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation. "With recipients spanning the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific to Baffin Bay in the Arctic Circle, these investments move us one step closer to our goal of a level playing field for all Canadian children and youth."

The following communities and organizations have been selected as Jays Care's 2019 Field Of Dreams grant recipients:

  1. Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Angels Hardball Association
  2. Abegweit First Nation, PEI - Abegweit Mi'kmaw Nation
  3. Assiginack, ON - Township of Assiginack
  4. Chelsea, QC - Municipality of Chelsea
  5. Guelph, ON - Ponsonby Recreation Club Inc.
  6. Ituna, SK - Ituna & District Regional Park
  7. Kahnawake, QC - Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
  8. Lac-M├ęgantic, QC - Association de Baseball Mineur de Lac-M├ęgantic
  9. Langley, BC - Langley Blaze Baseball Association
  10. Moose Cree First Nation, ON - Moose Cree First Nation
  11. Ottawa, ON - East Nepean Baseball Association
  12. Pond Inlet, NU - Recreation Department of Pond Inlet
  13. Quinte West, ON - Quinte Challenger Baseball
  14. Swift Current, SK - Swift Current Minor Baseball
  15. Toronto, ON - Bloordale Baseball League

About Jays Care Foundation

Used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth. That is why we help kids get involved in the game, build safe spaces in which they can play, and work with like-minded organizations to design and lead comprehensive programs that address the needs of marginalized children and youth across Canada. Jays Care Foundation has been recognized with the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013), and the MLB Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012).