West End Slo-pitch Association
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Since 2008, WESA has been a proud member of International Pride Softball.  With over 17,000 members, iPride Softball organizes the Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) each year and brings together 54 participating cities and over 5,000 participants and fans.

Until recently, iPride Softball was known as N.A.G.A.A.A. or the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance. In 2023, the organization started the process of rebranding itself as International Pride Softball or iPride Softball.  Canadian cities that are part of iPride Softball are Vancouver (WESA), Hamilton, and Toronto.

Click here to view the PDF of the iPride Softball/NAGAAA Governing Manual

Twice a year, iPride Softball league delegates come together in the city hosting the Gay Softball World Series to collaborate and learn from one another on common topics and challenges inlcuding:

  • Player skills ratings
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship
  • Ethics
  • League Governance

Below: WESA's Vancouver delegate and League Commissioner, Seán, posing for a post-discussion pic with the other Canadian delegates from Hamilton and Toronto.  The iPride leagues meet twice a year over a  weekend  to  discuss  ratings, ethics & governance as well as break-out groups on fincance, sponsorship, marketing, and more.

Canada delegates at the NAGAAA Winter meetings in Minneapolis MN Jan 2023
The above pic features the Canadian delegates and representatives at the iPride/NAGAAA Winter Meetings in 2023