Owner: Dan Nonis. General Manager: Mark Nonis.
Head Coach: Ryan Wright.
Assistant Coaches: Garrett Anderson, Steve Dennison, Brian Valentine.
Ballpark: Elks Stadium.
Address: 551 Recreation Avenue.
Dimensions: LF- 326', CF- 389', RF- 323'.
Signature: Mountain Views Make for Great Sunsets at Elks Stadium.
For more information on the Falcons, please visit: kelownafalcons.com
Kelowna Falcons 201-1014 Glenmore Drive
Kelowna, BC Canada V1Y 4P2
Pros to Watch
Pros to Watch: Chris Davis (Navarro College), First Baseman, Baltimore Orioles
Southpaw James Paxton of the Seattle Mariners is another Kelowna alum making a major impact in the big leagues. Paxton has been fantastic for the Mariners in 2017. The first former Falcons player to emerge as a standout was 2015 MLB Home Run leader Chris Davis of the Orioles. Davis signed a 7-year $161M Free Agent contract in 2016 to stay with Baltimore.
Big Man on Campus
Big Man on Campus: Jared Morton, Pitcher, UC Riverside
Kelowna veteran Jared Morton is again having a major impact as a member of UC Riverside’s pitching staff. The workhorse leads the team in appearances again this spring. Morton posted the lowest ERA and opponent batting average for UC Riverside in 2016. The righty, who pitched for the Falcons in both 2015 and 2016, earned honorable mention all-WCL honors last summer.
The Falcons play their home games at historic Elks Stadium, one of the oldest parks in the WCL. Elks Stadium has seating capacity of 1,200, but often fans get the best vantage point from standing on against the fence down the first base line. One of the best family aspects of Elks Stadium is a large grass area in the right field corner that the Falcons’ youngest fans can run, play catch and visit with their friends as their parents sit and enjoy the game. Elks Stadium has also enjoyed some renovations in recent years including new lights, backstop and grandstand seating to allow for an even better fan experience
The unofficial mascot of the Kelowna Falcons each summer is a huge osprey that builds its nest at the top of a light pole at Elks Stadium. Every June when the Falcons report in preparation of the season, a new family has moved into the nest with its young just born. Throughout the summer fans are treated to the nightly feed when the mother shares her “catch of the day” from Okanagan Lake. Her giant wing span swoops down just above the players and back up to the nest seemingly showing her young how to fly. Some nights fans watch the young osprey stretch their wings for the first time.
Community: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Must Eat: Yama's Greek Restaurant
Watering Hole: Rose's Waterfront Pub
Must See: Lake Okanagan
Best Golf: Okanagan Golf Club
Paper: Kelowna Daily Courier
Kelowna, British Columbia located on beautiful Lake Okanagan is often referred to as the Four Seasons Playground. Whether you enjoy boating, swimming, golfing, skiing, shopping, hiking, water skiing, museums, historical sites or just plain relaxing Kelowna has something for you. Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley with all the amenities of a major center. It is located approximately 240 miles from Vancouver, BC and about 90 miles north of the United States border. Tourists are attracted to Kelowna's beauty, weather, beaches, and wine festivals. The weather is known for sunshine and very little precipitation and is classified as semi-arid. Kelowna is often referred to as the Hawaii of Canada or the Florida of the north.