HarbourCats to Give Away a Funeral – Again!

Yes, we’re doing it again – win a FUNERAL PACKAGE at a HarbourCats game! Will planning, insurance and investment included in End of Life prize

VICTORIA, B.C. – It’s inevitable for us all, so let’s talk about it, and prepare.

The Victoria HarbourCats, heading toward their seventh season, are returning with their all-time most-talked-about prize package, which made its debut last summer. The West Coast League team is giving away an End of Life package that includes a will, investment/insurance advice, and, yes, a funeral.

As someone said last summer – it’s the last prize you ever have to win. People were dying to go to the game, it was remarked. The promotional giveaway game garnered national and international media interest.

The date this year – Wednesday, June 26, when the Wenatchee AppleSox are at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP for a 6:35pm game. To be eligible, fans attending the game must purchase a game-day program and fill in the prize ballot and deposit it in the prize box at our Information Booth.  All entries in the prize box are then eligible to be drawn as the winner.

“We’re trying to keep this light, but at the same time, this is an important issue and one we all need to give some thought to, so our families are looked after,” said Jim Swanson, General Manager of the HarbourCats. “Recent deaths in my family have underscored this importance, and our venue is a perfect vehicle to get this message across the plate.”

Last year’s winner, Travis H., works as a driller-blaster – and he celebrated when his name was drawn. Every single day, he places himself in harm’s way, concerned first and foremost about his safety while supporting his family.

The HarbourCats are pleased to team with Qualicum Beach Memorial Services, who serve the Island thanks to Bev Walkey and Eric Toneff, and H.W. Wallace Cremation Service, with a base funeral and cremation package. This package is valued at more than $5,000.

As part of this, MARY S. McMANUS, a barrister/solicitor with the Stevenson Doell Law Corporation of Victoria, will provide a Will, Power of Attorney and Advanced Directive for Health Care — worth $800 (excluding taxes and disbursements), helping the winner ensure their family is looked after for those days we all will eventually encounter.

Mike Reilly, Freedom 55 Financial Officer and a long-time HarbourCats supporter, will provide a comprehensive and complimentary Retirement or Estate Plan, assessing all the aspects of insurance, financial goals, wealth management, valued at $500. Reilly will donate the first $500 of any further commissions from this to the HarbourCats Foundation as well.

“Victoria is a great city, many people who move here to enjoy the twilight of their lives, and not everyone has put these plans in place,” said Swanson. “This is about awareness, and we hope this night leads to more people getting all their affairs in order.”


HarbourCats 2019 Season Tickets, Single Game tickets and 10-game Flex Packs are now on sale!  Book you seats now to avoid disappointment, especially on our popular fireworks nights!

2019 Season Ticket Pricing

(includes 27 league games, all six exhibition games scheduled in 2019, first right of refusal on purchase of playoff tickets)

  • General Admission – $350
  • Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12 along baselines) – $450
  • Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 behind home plate Row E to N) – $500
  • Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
  • Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (Inquire for Availability)

2019 10-game Flex Packs are also on sale at the same prices as 2018 – $120 for 10 General Admission vouchers and $175 for 10 Premium Reserved Vouchers.

To order season tickets or 10-game flex packs, drop in to the office at 1814 Vancouver Street (open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday), or give us a call at 778-265-0327.  You can also e-mail Christian J. Stewart, our Assistant General Manager, Ticketing and Media at

SINGLE GAME TICKETS can now be ordered on-line at or by dropping in to the HarbourCats offices.


Our off-season office hours at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on Saturday and Sunday.

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