HarbourCats helping unveil new “Lucy Tries” book

Event to be held on April 25 with Grade 1 classes at PCS

Tuesday April 18, 2023

For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, B.C. — The well known “Lucy Tries” children’s book series is now on the diamond.

Author Lisa Bowes, known by many for her broadcasting career including as a groundbreaker reporting for TSN, has teamed again with Victoria-based publishers Orca Books for the latest in the popular series — Lucy Tries Baseball.

And the Victoria HarbourCats, the only West Coast League team to use a female player, when lefty reliever Claire Eccles suited up in 2017-18, are excited to help with the unveiling.

On April 25 at Pacific Christian School, the three Grade1 classes will have the book read to them virtually by Bowes. HarbourCats part owner Lori Swanson teaches one of the classes.

“This will be fun for our students, and the message in the book is that anything is possible, but first you have to try,” said Swanson.

Also joining that day will be mascot Harvey, the fan favorite at HarbourCats games, and Beacon Hill Little League players Lucy-May Johnstone and Louise Wald, along with local broadcaster Mira Laurence, also a groundbreaking sportscaster now doing the morning show on OceanFM.

“Thanks to the Harbour Cats for making this connection,” said Bowes, who makes her home in Calgary.

“I’m excited to introduce Pacific Christian School early readers to our multi-sport champion ‘Lucy.’ The mission of our series is to inspire children to be active and persevere and now with Book 6, we have the opportunity to do so again through the great game of baseball!”

The HarbourCats will also be promoting the book to the more than 2,500 elementary and middle school students and teachers that will be attending the annual School Spirt game against Walla Walla on Wednesday June 7th.

Those wishing to acquire the book or to learn more about the other books in the Lucy Tries series can do so via the Orca Book web site at

The HarbourCats celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2023 and the season kicks off with the home opener against the Kamloops NorthPaws on Friday June 2, 2023.  Single game tickets for that game, all four fireworks nights, and the remainder of our 31 HarbourCats home games in 2023 are now on sale and can be purchased on-line through our one-and-only ticketing partner, Select Your Tickets, at  They can also be purchased at the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street, or at the Select Your Tickets box office at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.  Fans can also call 778-265-0327 to order over the phone.

Season tickets and 10-game flex packs are also now on sale.  For details on all ticketing options, including our special $10.00 Tuesdays, Forces Fridays and Save-on-Food Vouchers, please visit

HOST FAMILIES!  The HarbourCats are in need of host families for 2023!  If you are interested, you can find more details HERE, or contact Cindy Kent, our Host Family Coordinator by e-mail at

ATTENTION 2022 SEASON TICKET HOLDERS!  If you have not yet renewed and paid in full for your seats for the 2023 season, they have now been released and are now available for sale to the general public.  Chances are good that they are still available, so if you would like to renew, contact or call 778-265-0327 ASAP to have the best chance to grab the same seats as last year.


101-1814 Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5E3
Phone: 778-265-0327
All rights and logos are reserved

Copyright © 2017- Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club