The East Coast Rainbow Softball Association (ECRSA) is a community organization with a focus on inclusion and community engagement in the sport of softball!
Where and when are games played?
The 2017 Regular Season opening game day is on Sunday, May 28th (see 2017 Schedule & Standings for more details). All games are played at St. Francis Field in Gorsebrook Park on Sunday afternoons. The last day of regular season play is Sunday, September 24th.
The Post-Season Playoffs will be held Friday September 29th – Sunday October 1, 2017. Game times are TBD.
Occasionally make-up or rain out games may be held during the week. If this is required, you will be notified by email.
HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: Typically there are no regular play games on long weekends.
A schedule of all ECRSA games, tournaments and events can be found online and can be easily transferred to your desktop, laptop, tablet and/or smartphone.
Click on the link to get a Google Map page of Gorsebrook Park.
Weather & Cancellations
Is the field accessible by public transit?
Yes, the field is accessible by public transit. To plan your trip to the weekly game, we recommend the HRM Metro Transit trip planner.
Where can I park my vehicle?
Street parking is free on Sundays and the field is bordered by three streets (Robie, Inglis, and Wellington). Using Google maps, select the satellite view to gain a better perspective of available parking options.
Pride Charity Tournament
The league hosts an annual tournament in celebration of Pride Week in Halifax (previously known as Kick Off to Pride). The dates of this year’s tournament are July 28 to 30. Stay tuned to the website and your email for updates.
Regardless of the date, the Tournament is typically held at the Halifax Commons’ Canada Games Diamond (the one with the spectator stands) in downtown Halifax, next to the Common.
Sign-up information is typically available in June.
Dykes vs. Divas
As part of the Halifax Pride festival, there is a special entertaining match between the fabulous drag queens and the handy tool-belt toting lesbians of Halifax. This game is called Dykes vs. Divas and is held on the Canada Games Diamond on the Halifax Commons downtown.
Note: This game may be immediately following the championship game of the KOTP Tournament. It is best to arrive early, and avoid disappointment in not getting a seat.
What other ECRSA events can I participate in?
ECRSA also has a jubilant entry in the annual Halifax Pride Parade.
How about social events? We are keen to provide a great experience for all of our new and returning players as well as our sponsors. If you have any suggestions, or are keen to help out with our social events, please contact the Commission.
If softball isn’t your thing, then check out our links page to see what other community organizations exist in Halifax.