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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.

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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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Marc Petreman Memorial Award

In June of 2021 Marc Petreman unexpectedly passed away.  His presence on the court and his support of badminton will be missed greatly.  If you enjoyed a match with / against Marc or even better were coached by Marc please consider contributing to this award, established in his name by his family, which will continue to support aspiring badminton student-athletes.

 

Until midnight Nov 30th your contribution will be matched by the Giving Tuesday program.  It remains open for contribution afterward but is always nice to double the donations.

 

https://giving.viu.ca/marc-petreman-memorial-award

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New Chart from Viasport

We know everyone are getting a lot of information from different channels and with our Public Heath Office updating the protocols frequently this could creates a lot of confusion and tension.  We will try our best to update you whenever we get any new information.

Recently viaSport have updated their Return to Sport Restart 2.0 chart.
We would like to bring to your attention on the part that talks about Indoor Sports and when do you need the proof of vaccination. 
One dose of vaccine as of September 13, 2021 and two doses as of October 24, 2021.

Age groups

Indoor Sports

Youth (0-21 years)

Proof of vaccination is NOT REQUIRED:

  • For Youth sports programming
  • Adult Supervisor (coaches, officials, team managers and volunteers .who delivers the youth sports programs)

Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED

  • Youth participating in Adults sports programs

Adult (22 years and older)

Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED

  • Adult (22+) in sport activity
  • Adult supporting adult sports (e.g. coaches, volunteers, etc..)
  • Adult participating with youth in a sport activity
  • NOTE: Double dose of vaccination REQUIRED for adult indoor sport for Fraser Health, and Interior Heath regions

Spectators (12 years and older)

Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED

  • At ticketed and non ticketed events over 50 people (eg. parents and friends)
  • NOTE: Double dose proof of vaccination for Interior Health

 

 

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09/27/2021-2021 Badminton BC AGM concluded on September 18, 2021
09/13/2021-2021 Badminton BC AGM Official Notice and AGM Package
09/04/2021-14 Days Notice - Badminton BC AGM - September 18, 2021
07/09/2021-BC Restart Plan - Step 3 - What does it mean for sport?
06/15/2021-BC Restart Plan - Step 2 We can play doubles!!
05/29/2021-BC Restart Plan- What does it means to our sport?
05/16/2021-COVID-19 Vaccine Update
12/04/2020-Dec 3, 2020 PHO Order Updates
11/13/2020-Official Notice from BBC on PHO updates
11/11/2020-Update: on November 7, 2020 PHO order
11/09/2020-New Provincial Health Officer Order
10/05/2020-OBITUARY - KEITH ANTON (1954-2020)
09/18/2020-Badminton BC's 2020 Annual General Meeting
05/19/2020-Badminton BC Return to Play Procedures
04/10/2020-Stay Active with BBC!
01/13/2020-Sport BC - Athlete of the Year Nominations!
01/02/2020-Canada's best badminton players are heading to Winnipeg in January 2020!
12/06/2019-Badminton BC Now Has YouTube Channel!
12/04/2019-Badminton BC Builder Project!
12/03/2019-Badminton BC Website Has A New Look!

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