As Nancy Mak, our Member Services, Events, and Communications Officer steps down and returns to the hospitality industry, we are pleased to welcome aboard two members to Badminton BC's executive team:
Louise Cham will be joining us as our new Member Services and Communications Manager. She is currently a student at UBC, as well as a committed community volunteer in children’s literacy programs and avid creative writer. Louise is passionate about sport as a gateway to happier and healthier communities, and is grateful for the opportunity to provide support for the members of Badminton BC. You may contact her at email@example.com.
Rishav Sharma is our new Events Coordination Manager. He began his badminton career ten years ago as an athlete, and is now an International Para badminton player as well as Head Coach of the Peace Region Badminton Club. Rishav is in charge of all tournament-related matters at Badminton BC and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Office & Staff page to see our full executive team.
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.
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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