News and Announcements

We've Lost Walter (Wally) Marchyshyn

Posted by Gary Paukert at Dec 27, 2020 10:35AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello League,

I’ve received word from Herman Thielen that an obituary for Wally Marchyshyn has appeared in the Calgary Herald. I am copying it here for everyone:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter (Wally) Marchyshyn. Dad was born in Moon Lake, Alberta November 6, 1935 to Cathrina and Gregory Marchyshyn. Dad passed away December 20, 2020 in Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife, Grace, in 2016 and his youngest daughter, Paula, in January 2020. He is survived by his children, Darren (Sheila), Kathy and son-in-law Murray Dziwinski. Grandchildren are Casey, Taylor, Gibson, Katelyn and Sydney.

Interment will be at a later date. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Rest in peace Dad.
Love you bunches"

Wally played in our league between 1996 and 2017. In 2017 in his final year he played for the A’s in Division A.

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications

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CSMS League 2021 Pre-Registration Procedure

Posted by Gary Paukert at Dec 22, 2020 3:33PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello Again, League,

Well it’s finally winter. And you know what comes right after winter, don’t you? That’s right, MORE winter. But after THAT…ok, yes, a bunch of crappy still-almost-winter. But EVENTUALLY we get to softball season! So let’s start talking about Registration 2021.

Your illustrious CSMS League Registrar, John Schmidt, has set up a ‘PRE-Registration Procedure’ for everyone. If that sounds a little invasive, don’t worry, we use a sedative. But it is a bit complicated, due to the mess COVID-19 left us with last season.

Basically, Registration will begin shortly (mid-January) and before you register for the coming year, you’ll need to follow John’s simple instructions below so you’ll be ready.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and All Other Good Wishes,

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications

Welcome to the 2021 CSMS online Pre-Registration Procedure.

Note: Any personal information you provide is managed according to the Personal Information and Protection Act and will only be used for the purposes of league operations and administration.

As a 2021 registrant you will fall into one of several categories. You:

1. Paid CSMS and AB55 fees for 2020 in 2020 and played in summer ball

2. Paid CSMS and AB55 fees for 2020 in 2020 but did not play in summer ball

3. Paid CSMS and AB55 fees for 2020 in 2020 but then withdrew and were refunded

4. Did not pay CSMS and/or AB55 and played summer ball

5. Did not pay CSMS and/or AB55 and did not play summer ball

6. Did not register in 2020

7. Are registering as a New or Played Before player

8. Are registering as a Replacement player

9. Are registering as an Alumnus or Other Special Member

10. Other

Before attempting to register after mid-January, please:

- Think about which category 1-10 above you fall into.
- Open the file 2021_CSMS_Player_Registration_Status.pdf, (see below).
- Find your name in the listing.
- Ensure that your status on the document is correct.

The .pdf document you need to refer to SHOULD be available at this link (click on it if it is blue and underlined, or if not, cut and paste to your browser’s address bar):

If the above link doesn’t work, you can access the file by signing into TeamPages as you always do, going to ‘Registration 2021’ at the top of the right hand column, and scrolling to the bottom where it says ‘Click here to download or view….’

We apologize in advance for it being more than a bit of a hassle. Another thing to thank COVID-19 for!

If your status doesn’t appear correct, or if you have problems, call John at (403) 455-0723 or email

Thanks to all!

John Schmidt
CSMS League Registrar

Dear CSMS League Members:

Your Calgary Senior Men’s Slo-pitch Board of Directors is considering the possibility of creating additional daytime playing opportunities.

These additional ‘Day Ball’ games would be for players in the AA and AAA Divisions, (since the A Division already plays during the day).

The details of a possible AA/AAA Day Ball plan have not been fully worked out, but at this point the Board would like to get an idea of how many players might be interested. Here are the answers to some questions you might have:

*Where? Games would be played at the Charleswood and Triwood diamonds.
*Cost? There would be an additional cost similar to the regular CSMS league fee.
*Who? Participation would open to all men over the age of 55. Participation would be ability-based.
*Conflict? Players would be allowed to play both regular evening ball and AA/AAA Day Ball.
*Rules? Current CSMS bylaws and playing rules would apply to AA/AAA Day Ball.
*Teams? Teams would be made up by means of a separate draft.
*Equipment Uniforms and playing equipment would be supplied by the league.
*Insurance? The insurance required to play in the CSMS would also cover AA/AAA Day Ball.
*COVID-19? The AA/AAA Day Ball plan is contingent on COVID-19 being substantially under control.

Are you interested? Please send an email, (don’t reply to this one), to indicating which of the following applies to you:

1. I have no interest in AA/AAA Day Ball
2. I like the idea of AA/AAA Day Ball and would likely play BOTH that and evening ball.
3. I like the idea of AA/AAA Day Ball and would likely play it INSTEAD of evening ball.

Thank you for helping the Board by providing us with useful feedback!

Best regards,

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications

Nestor Shular Has Passed Away

Posted by Gary Paukert at Dec 7, 2020 7:56AM PST ( 0 Comments )

I’m saddened to hear from Ron Williams this morning that the following obituary for one of our long-time members, Nestor Shular, appears at the Calgary Herald website ( Nestor played in our league for 14 years from 2006-2019.

The league grieves with Nestor’s wife, Diane, and his family and extends it’s heartfelt sympathy.

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications

SHULAR, Nestor Raymond
1941 – 2020

Nestor died peacefully on December 1, 2020 after a 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Nestor is survived by his loving wife Diane (nee Gelsinger) sons Trevor, Dwayne (Sarah) grandsons Nicholas and Matteo.

In 1966 Nestor graduated from U of S as a Mechanical Engineer with distinction. This same year he married Diane in Holdfast SK, as well as starting his 25 year career with Unocal retiring at 55. He enjoyed playing fastball, curling, fishing and spending endless nights dancing with Diane. The two of them also loved traveling and spending time on many trips across the world.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the Oncologist Dr. Lee Ying, Nurses and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Southwood Hospice for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Salem for his quick diagnosis.

A private funeral will be held at St. Stephen’s Protomartyr Church on December Wednesday 9. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting


The agenda for Wednesday’s Fall General Meeting can be viewed and dowloaded by clicking here:


The financial statements from Don Jorgenson, Treasurer, can be viewed and dowloaded by clicking here:

(Balance Statement)
(Income Statement)


Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications