Induction into Softball Hall of Fame

Abbotsford Resident Honoured by Induction to Softball BC Hall of Fame

Dave Paetkau

Owner / Head Instructor

On October 13th, 2007, Dave Paetkau was inducted into Softball BC’s Hall of Fame during their Annual Awards Ceremony. Mr. Paetkau was part of the Canadian Men’s National Softball team from 1991-99.  During that time, Canada won the Pan American Games Gold medal in 1991 and 1995 and the World Championship Gold Medal in 1992 and Silver Medal in 1996.  During his 20-year softball career, he was a member of the Canadian Championship gold medal team in 1987 and had three-second place and three-third place finishes.  Mr. Paetkau has won batting titles at the Canadian Nationals and ISC World Championships and has been named to numerous all-star teams. 

Mr. Paetkau is the owner of Power Zone Academy (, a baseball and softball instructional centre located in Abbotsford, BC.  Power Zone Academy instructors have worked closely with Abbotsford Minor Baseball and Abbotsford Minor Softball over the past 4 years and are now the lead instructors at Yale Secondary School’s Softball and Baseball Academy.