For the first time in three years, the annual Winter Tour is back for 2023! This event is designed to bring Blue Jays players and fanatics together to celebrate the game of baseball.
The Winter Tour of this year is going to be on back-to-back weekends in the month of January. The first is going to be held from January 12th to January 14th in Vancouver.
Confirmed players in Vancouver: Tim Mayza, Adam Cimber, Danny Jansen, Jordan Romano, Santiago Espinal
On the 12th, Jays players and other staff members will be visiting The Dugout in Vancouver. The Dugout is a nondenominational organization designed to give back to the community on the East side of the city. There, residents can enjoy "the living room", where coffee, bread and other donated snacks are available.
On the 13th, the Blue Jays will be hosting a Youth Baseball Clinic for players whose ages range from eight to 12. The right to register for the event is determined by a random drawing. You can find more information on the rules at the link here.
To wrap up the Vancouver trip, the Blue Jays will be hosting an autograph session from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM PT at Rogers Arena on Griffiths Way. This is a ticketed event and like the youth clinic, will be determined by a random drawing. Again, the rules are linked here.
After the autograph session, Jays players will pay visits to the Ronald McDonald House, Capilano Suspension Bridge and a Vancouver Warriors Lacrosse game.
Confirmed players in Toronto: Adam Cimber, Chris Bassitt, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Santiago Espinal, Jordan Romano
The Toronto Winter Tour weekend is going to take place on Friday, January, 20th and Saturday, January 21st (full schedule here).
To start things off on the 20th, Jays players will be visiting a Toronto-area school and host a pep rally and play games with the students and faculty.
From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET, the players mentioned above will be hosting an autograph session at Hotel X in Toronto on Princes' Boulevard. Like the Vancouver version, there are rules and restrictions.
To cap things off, there is going to be a busy day on the 21st. Starting at 9:30 AM ET, Jays players will get to take a behind the scenes tour of Rogers Centre and see how the renovations around the stadium have been going. Following that, there will be a Challenger Baseball Clinic held at The Athlete Matrix on Wolfedale Rd. in Mississauga.
Lastly, the 2023 Winter Tour will end at the beautiful Niagara Falls, where the Festival of Lights will be taking place.