White Rock singer Mark Donnelly mingles with the crowd at White Rock South Surrey Minor Softball's opening day ceremonies Saturday.

Play ball – softball season begins in South Surrey

White Rock-South Surrey Minor Softball Association officially kicked off its 2012 season with Opening Day ceremonies at Sunnyside Park.

Popular singer Mark Donnelly – known for his renditions of O Canada at Vancouver Canucks home games – was one of a number of dignitaries on hand Saturday at Sunnyside Park to help celebrate White Rock-South Surrey Minor Softball Association’s opening day event.

Donnelly opened the festivities by signing the national anthem in front of about 400 parents, coaches and players.

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