ATHLETE/BUILDEr – SOFTBALL
As an athlete, Felix started playing softball at age 5. The next year he started pitching and seemed to have a natural talent. Felix threw his first no-hitter as a pee wee in 1966. He was part of 10 city minor softball championship teams; was MVP four times; and appeared in nine provincial championship tournaments, capturing one silver medal.
Felix graduated from minor softball to the P.A. Commercial Men’s League. He won league titles in 1986 and 1992 with the Coronet Kings, and was an all-star twice and MVP in 1977. Felix won his first provincial title in 1985 with the Sr. B Aallcann Wood Suppliers, and again in 1988 and 1993. Felix pitched regularly until 1995 at age 41.
Felix was also an accomplished youth bowler and was part of the 1968 YBC provincial championship team from Prince Albert.
As a builder, Felix is founder of the Aallcann Development Fastball Organization. The organization provides both boys and girls (squirt to junior) provincial caliber fastball teams in Prince Albert funding for tournament fees, travel, skill development and equipment.
Felix started coaching in 1986 with his son Kyle’s team. Felix found immense success coaching youth and adult softball – three Western Canadian titles; second as Team Sask’s coach at the 2003 Western Canada Summer Games with eight players from his P.A. team; bronze at the 2000 Canadian midget boys’ championship; silver at the 2001 Canadian midget boys’ championship; bronze at the 2001 Canada Summer Games with nine members of his home team Astros on the provincial roster; 10 provincial championships; four city championships; four Sportsman League titles; and one silver Saskatchewan medal.
He has held many different executive positions with the Prince Albert Minor Softball Association and Sportsman Men’s Fastball League from 1980 to present. Also, he has helped bring many different provincial and national softball events to Prince Albert. As a result, Felix is part of a six-member Softball Canada task force examining the improvement of Canadian championships.
Finally, in 1995 he won the Art Manseau Memorial Award for dedicated service to softball.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame proudly welcomes Felix Casavant as an athlete/builder.