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Game On: Girls in Sport Leadership Program

Badminton Canada has teamed up with Canadian Women & Sport to offer Game On: Girls in Sport Leadership. It’s a free, online program for girls 14-18 years of age focusing on leadership skills and making connections.

 

With a pause on tournaments due to the ongoing pandemic, what a great way to stay engaged and motivated.

Led by Anna Rice, Coach and Olympian, and Mélanie Curé, Coach and Executive Director with Badminton Manitoba, along with some special guests, participants will meet others from across the country and participate in a range of activities to explore the role sport plays in developing teamwork, connections and leadership skills.

 

Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2022

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm PST  (8:00pm to 9:30pm Easter Time)

 

Register by January 14, 2022.

Career Opportunity - VRC | Head of Badminton Pro Services

 

 

Head of Badminton Pro Services

Posted: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Anticipated start date: April 4th, 2022

 About us:

Vancouver Racquets Club (VRC) is a member-driven, not-for-profit badminton, squash and fitness club located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our total membership currently exceeds 1000 active, diverse, and enthusiastic members.

Read more about VRC’s history and mission at https://vrc.bc.ca/aboutus 

About this Opportunity:

As the Head of Badminton Pro Services, you will work closely with Management, the Badminton Director and other relevant stakeholders to offer professional services related to badminton such as lessons, group training, and skills development. These services will primarily be targeted towards the needs of our members and secondly, to serve the needs of the greater badminton community.

For the successful applicant, this is a business opportunity to run a portfolio of diverse badminton pro services, with a focus on grassroots development, while ensuring there are exemplary coaching services available to adults and juniors. 

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Recent updates on the PHO restrictions

With the Dec 22, 2021 updates on the PHO restrictions, I am sure a lot of you have a lot of questions and would need some clarification.  We know things are not exactly black and white at the moment and is difficult for all of us to navigate the latest updates to the PHO Order.

We had a zoom call with viaSport and these are the updates from them that we would like to share with everyone.

"We want to stress the intention of the Order: to allow sport to continue in a paired-back version where we will need to exercise our best judgment on how to proceed as safe as possible. We also understand there seems to be differences between sport, fitness and recreation, and in light of that, we need to proceed with extra caution because none of us want decisions in sport to be the reason for further restrictions.
 
For example, now is not the time for certain types of activities or competitions to proceed (eg regional tournaments, social events, inter-provincial travel, etc). Our aim at this time should be to make sure that the decisions we make preserves the core activities of sport so that it can continue as much as possible.
 
As promised, here are further details we’ve managed to confirm regarding Sport, Recreation and Fitness. I want to start by highlighting what has been updated from our call earlier today. You can also find that our updated chart here: www.viasport.ca/return-to-sport-2021

 

  • Activities that take place in a sport environment are allowed, but this does not include fitness centers or workout gyms.
  • Coaching courses, or other similar activities, are subject to 50% of the occupancy rate of the space.

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11/25/2021-Marc Petreman Memorial Award
10/13/2021-New Chart from Viasport
09/27/2021-2021 Badminton BC AGM concluded on September 18, 2021

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News - Competitions & Events

2022 BC Winter Games

Greater Vernon will host the 31st BC Winter Games February 24-27 2022, with 2,000 athletes, coaches, managers, and officials.

Open to players born in 2008 or 2009.

Currently we are Calling for Coaches......

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2022 Campbell River Open Master Tournament

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

This tournament is sanctioned by Badminton BC and is a non-ranking event.

Dates-March 11-13, 2022 at the Campbell River Sportsplex - 1800 South Alder Street, Campbell River.

Host Committee-Dori Manley, Marc McGraw, Wade Major, Geoff Lacasse & Cindy Simpson

For more information contact Dori Manley at kai4dori@gmail.com and 250 202 2617

For any Badminton BC questions, help with Membership Contact members@badmintonbc.com
Telephone 604-385 3595 (Purchase your Badminton BC membership prior to the closing date of 12/30/21 in order to enter)

Entry information:

Please note-Spectators are not allowed at this event.

Entries Close on Thursday, March 3, 2022

Withdrawal Deadline-March 3, 2022. A $15 Administration fee will be retained and refunds will be delivered
following the event.

Referee-TBA

Age Groupings and Events

Open events-any age- MS, WS, MD, WD, MXD.

Masters' Events are also for MS, WS, MD, WD, MXD.

Masters' Ages are determined by age as of December 31, 2022. These ages are 30+, 40+. 50+, 60+, 70+ & 75+.

The age of a pair is determined by the age of the youngest player of the pair as of December 31, 2022.

80+ Combined event-Please find your own partner prior to entering and both enter their partner's name.

This event has no gender restrictions except that the total age of the pair must equal 80+ or more as of January 7, 2022.

A player may enter 4 events. Limited to 1 singles, and 2 doubles and/ or 2 mixed.

Be creative and respect your body! You can also chose to play less than 4 events.

Draw formats will be at the discrestion of the Tournament Committee based on the number of entries received.

Please note:-

#1. Payment of the $90 fee is to be done by e-transfer to geoff.lacasse@gmail.com

#2. Payment must be received before December 30th to ensure your name goes on the draw sheets.

#3. You are responsible for having a current Badminton BC Account and you will need to enter
your number when you register on line. ( A recreation membership is acceptable.)

Our fee of $90.00 covers ourfacility rentals and all food provided. On Friday evening we host our
welcome reception in Room 2 and luncheon type food will be available on Saturday midday for those
with wristbands on. Other expenses are shuttles, fees for referee/officials, incidentals and up to
four events as well as a wonderful meal on Saturday evening at Quay West Restaurant
by the Sea.

If you have any possible dinner food allergies contact Marc McGraw at Quay West
by January 5, at quaywest@telus.net

Tentative schedule:

5:00 pm on Friday-Gym opens/gym set up followed by play near 6:00 pm-midnight

8:30 am on Saturday, Gym opens for a day of play followed by dinner at Quay West-TBA

8:30 am on Sunday, Gym opens to complete play by 2:00 pm or so.

Above is subject to change! Draws and times will be posted on Tournament Software on
Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. In the past we have played some singles, mixed
and doubles on Friday night and Saturday with the tournament completing on Sunday.

 

 

 

New PHO restrictions - Dec 17, 2021

I am sure you have heard today that there will be some updates on the Provincial Gatherings and Events Order coming into effect on Sunday, December 19 at 11:59pm and until at least January 31, 2022.

  • One of the updates is Sports Tournaments are on hold until January 31, 2022 or further notice. Viasport is trying to get clarification on the definition of “Tournaments” .
  • Regular league play continues to be allowed, as is travel for those games. Viasport is also working on to define “regular league play” .
  • Seated events in venues with a 1,000+ person capacity must limit to 50% capacity.
  • Requiring the BC Vaccine Card for all organized events of all sizes and ensuring the QR code is scanned at the events


The Provincial Gatherings and Events Order will be updated soon, in the meantime you can see the Province’s news release here

With these new updates, all the tournaments that we are planning for December and January will have to be postponed until further notice.  They are listed below.

Once we have any new updates from Viasport, we will be in contact with you again.

2021 Vancouver Island Junior A Tournament | BC Junior A Series Event #4

 

Registrater here!!

Read the regulation here

 

DATES
December 10-12, 2021

VENUE LOCATION
Venue A-Brentwood Community Club, 7082 Wallace Dr, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1E9
Venue B-Cordova Bay Community Club, 941 Sutcliffe Rd, Victoria BC V8M 1Y9 (if needed)

HOST ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (HOC) CONTACTS
Tournament Director:
Name: Simon Siu
Phone: 778-533-8811
Email: SimonSiuREI@gmail.com

Tournament-Other General Questions
Name: Graeme McInnes (Drawdesk) | Simon Siu (Registration)
Phone: 250-507-8906 (GM) | 778-533-8811 (SS)
Email: info@badmintonvictoria.com | SimonSiuREI@gmail.com

SEEDING, DRAWS, RANKING Questions?
Email: tournaments@badmintonbc.com

All Badminton BC Membership or Tournament Entry Questions
Name: Nancy Mak | Member Services, Events & Communications Officer
Phone: 604.385.3595 (Voicemail messages will be answered)
Email: members@badmintonbc.com

ENTRY DEADLIINES
•Entry Opens: November 15, 2021
•Entry Closes: November 29, 2021 11:59pm
•Final Late Entry: November 30, 2021 11:59pm (additional late registration fee of $40.00 + GST)
•Withdrawal Deadline: November 29, 2021 11:59pm

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Update on VLTBC Junior A Tournament

After much deliberation around the safety and liability, both Badminton BC (BBC) and Vancouver Lawn, Tennis & Badminton Club (VLTCB) has agreed to postpone the upcoming Junior A tournament scheduled for September 24-26, 2021 to protect our members and their families during these uncertain times.  Badminton BC has been advised by government and ViaSport to follow the PHO Order.  The Order can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-gatherings-events.pdf
 
VLTBC have their own concerns about hosting the tournament.  Both organizations are keen for a return to sport and to collaborate on a future date.  The event will be rescheduled when the PHO Order allows all our members, players, supporters, and staff to participate safely.  Thank you to those who registered already – we will process your refunds right away.  Confirmed future events will be announced soon. 

If you have any questions, please contact members@badmintonbc.com

Badminton BC's Response to COVID-19

For Immediate Release - March 12, 2020 - (Vancouver, BC)

 

After consultation with our Board of Directors and our administrative staff, Badminton BC has decided to cancel all Junior Provincial Championship Events for the 2019-2020 Season due to the growing health concerns surrounding COVID-19. It is our priority to keep the health of all our members in mind and to ensure that all necessary safety measures are in place proactively to prevent an outbreak within our community. In view of the recent impact of COVID-19, we are closely following the guidelines provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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COVID-19 Preventive Measures

Badminton BC and Badminton Canada is currently monitoring the issue of the Coronavirus and its potential spread in Canada. Currently the health risk in Canada is still Low. 

 

However, we recognize that this is a growing concern among our community and we would like to be proactive around this matter to ensure that everyone feels safe at our upcoming tournaments. The following are suggestions of preventive measures one may take during this time.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - 2020 Ogopogo Masters and Open Tournament

ONLINE ENTRY IS OPEN for the 2020 Ogopogo Master Series #4 & Open Series #5 | March 27-29, 2020.  Registration link here: https://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=809EFF8F-C4CB-405B-B143-4668020B7B65

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