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Badminton Canada is Proud to Host the 2018 BWF World Junior Championships

(Ottawa, ON) – On Monday May 22nd, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced that Badminton Canada has been awarded the 2018 World Junior Badminton Championships, to be held at the Pan Am Centre in Markham, Ontario in November of 2018. This marks only the third time that Canada has hosted a World Badminton Championships, having previously hosted the 2004 World Junior Badminton Championships (Richmond, BC) and the 1985 World Championships (Calgary, AB). The World Junior Badminton Championships is the largest of the BWF World Championships, attracting upwards of 40 countries and over 500 athletes and coaches. 

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Results and Recap of the 2017 Yonex Junior U23 National Championship

Ottawa, ON - The 2017 Yonex U23 / Junior National Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick have once again provided an unforgettable experience to all athletes, fans, and the greater badminton community. With over 275 athletes competing in 20 disciplines, the level competition at this year’s Championships was incredible! With outstanding performances throughout the week, Badminton Canada is proud and optimistic for the future of Badminton in Canada. Read more>>>

2017 1st BC Para-Badminton Provincial Championship Information

The inaugural 2017 1st BC Para-Badminton Provincial Championship will be hosted by Badminton BC and held at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club in Vancouver from June 9-11, 2017.

Full information about the inaugural British Columbia para-badminton provincial championship can be viewed on the sanctioned event calendar at: 2017 1st BC Para-Badminton Provincial Championship.

Toby Ng on the Podium at XXI Pan American Badminton Championships

Ottawa, Ontario - The XXI Pan American Badminton Championships took place last week (April 27-30) in Havana, Cuba with 11 countries competing from across the Americas. Canadian athletes displayed an exemplary performance throughout the tournament capturing the Gold medal in 4 out of 5 events, along with placing 7 entries in the Championship finals.  Read more>>>

Badminton Canada Announces New Staff Appointment

Ottawa, ON – Badminton Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Luck as Events & Communications, Officer. Luck will oversee the digital marketing and communications within the organization, as well as help organize domestic and international events. As this is a new position in the organization, Luck will work closely with Chief Executive Officer, Joe Morisette, and High Performance Manager, Jordan Bridal in order to ensure the best for Badminton Canada and its athletes.  Full Announcement...

2017 BC Junior B Provincial Championship Information

The 2017 BC Junior B Provincial Championship will be hosted by Badminton BC in conjunction with the Kamloops Badminton Association and held at the Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops from May 12-14, 2017.  This event will be the final provincial championship event concluding the 2016-2017 BC Junior B Circuit season.

Full tournament information can be viewed on the sanctioned event calendar at: 2017 BC Junior B Provincial Championship.

2017 Yonex Canada Open Information

The 2017 Yonex Canada Open will be hosted by Badminton Canada in conjuction with Badminton Alberta at Markin MacPhail Centre, WinSport, Winter Sport Institute in Calgary, Alberta from July 11-16, 2017.

Full tournament information can be viewed on the sanctioned event calendar at: 2017 Yonex Canada Open.

2017 BC Senior Provincial Championship Information

The 2017 BC Senior Provincial Championship will be hosted by Badminton BC and held at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club in Vancouver from May 5-7, 2017.  This event will be the final provincial championship event concluding the 2016-2017 BC Senior Circuit season.

Preliminary registration for the event is now available online at: 2017 BC Senior Provincial Championship.

*Note the Conditions of Participation laid out in the Tournament Prospectus prior to preliminary registration in the 2017 BC Senior Provincial Championship.  Badminton BC will be reviewing all preliminary registrations for eligibility requirements prior to the 2017 BC Senior Provincial Championship, and are subject to approval by Badminton BC prior to participation.  The Badminton BC 2017 BC Senior Provincial Championship Eligibility List can be viewed here: Current Eligibility List.

Badminton Canada Names Mike Butler as New National Team Coach

Ottawa, ON -  Badminton Canada is pleased to present Mike Butler as the new National Head Coach. Butler will oversee an integrated high performance program from the national youth teams to the Senior National Team. In this capacity, Butler will be a member of Badminton Canada's High Performance Committee and thereby have direct input and access to the board of directors. 

Canada has also hired Andrew Debeka, who will work under Butler as Assistant National Head Coach for all national able bodied programs. Ram Nayyar (VLTBC, Vancouver) has been hired as the National Team Coach for Badminton Canada’s para badminton program. Nayyar will also sit on the Badminton Canada High Performance Committee. Read more>>>

Remembering One of Ontario's Great Officials - Keith Miller

The Badminton Ontario community is saddened to hear of the passing, this week, of Keith Miller at the age of 78 years. Keith spent over four decades serving the sport of Badminton locally, provincially, nationally and internationally – his dedication and professionalism enabled him to become one of the leading IBF (now BWF) international Officials in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, officiating at such prestigious competitions as the Sudirman Cup and serving as the Head Referee for many years at the US Open and Canadian Open. Read full memoriam >>>

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