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The WBC Lost and Found Department is overstocked! Many items of clothing, shirts, jackets etc. have been left behind over the past year or so. We even have a collection of shoes, boots, a cooler and food saver dishes. All items have been preserved on the coat rack.
Please check if you left anything behind because everything in the Lost & Found Department will be donated to a charity on November 18th.
Where has the summer gone? It seems like it was only yesterday that the club suspended it’s regular season lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the summer months.
Guess what? It is that time again when the club is back in full swing. The regular programming is back. And to kick off the start of another season of badminton and pickleball, next week is our annual Open House week. All scheduled sessions are FREE!, starting Monday September 19th and ending Sunday September 25th. Come out and enjoy a game of badminton or pickleball. Come to as many sessions as you like next week, it’s all free. Please check our calendar for times when the club is open.
Hope to see everyone on the courts.
Let me start off by saying thank you to last year’s board members for their dedication, time and effort on behalf of the Woodstock Badminton Club. To Drew Fellowfield, past president, who for the last few years have given up his free time to help run the club even though he does not play. To Nancy Shaw, our secretary for the last number of years, who kept us all straight with her record keeping and have represented the club in a number of fairs and promotional events. To Miranda Rowntree, another board member who did not play, who looked after publicity and fundraising. She was also involved in putting out the newletters and updating the website. To Dana Wells, who spent countless hours doing maintenance in the facilities as well as coordinating pickleball activities. To Wendy Clements, our long time treasurer, who keeps our financials straight and also runs the Wednesday night round robin every week. To Robert Trowhill, our youth director who also accepted the position of vice president as well when Drew resigned, who not only spends countless hours organizing the youth program, you will also see Bob helping out at all the lessons on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. To Carol Bossenberry who maintains our list of ever changing members and represents the club at promotional events.
Thank you. Your efforts have not gone unappreciated. And let us not forget about the numerous members who help out at events when called upon. Thank you.
Last year was a challenging year for the board. Two of our board members, Drew and Miranda, had to resign due to professional and personal commitments. This left the board with only 5 members to try and manage 11 positions. To this I say a big thank you for taking on more than your share of duties.
Now let me introduce this year’s Executives and Board of Directors :
President – Russell Yeung
Vice President – Robert Trowhill
Secretary – Don Syms
Treasurer – Wendy Clements
Youth – Robert Trowhill
House – Margaret Allen
Publicity – Chris Ruland
Membership – Carol Bossenberry
Fundraising – vacant
Tournament – vacant
Maintenancce – vacant
Thank you for taking an interest in your club and accepting positions as Executive or Director. Welcome to first time board members, Don, Margaret and Chris. Let’s make this a fun and exciting year for everyone.
Woodstock Badminton Club
Hello WBC Members. We are still needing a few more volunteers for our table at the Rec & Leisure Fair next Sunday March 6th at Cowan Park. Set up begins after 12 noon and the fair runs from 1-4pm. Our club has been given a 15 minute demonstration period at 2pm to show off badminton & pickleball. If you are able to give an hour or two of your time next Sunday, that would be greatly appreciated! Please email: email@example.com if you are able to help us out. High school students who help out will receive community service hour credits. Many thanks!
3rd Annual Pickleball & Pies Tournament!
The Woodstock Badminton Club is pleased to announce the upcoming 3rd Annual Pickleball & Pies Tournament! This event has proven to be super fun and best of all, we raise funds in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. Space is limited so register today! Click here for Registration Form. This event takes place on Saturday May 7th, 2016 at the WBC. View flyer here!
Annual Leamington Spring Doubles Tournament
Looking for more tournament play? The Leamington Badminton will be hosting their “Annual Leamington Spring Doubles Tournament” the weekend of April 9 & 10. For more information regarding this event, please click here.
WBC: Proper footwear is a MUST!
With every sport there is a need for proper equipment in order to keep participants safe and free from injury. The WBC would like to inform all members and visitors of the need for proper indoor court shoes. You will now find this poster hanging in the club. *court shoes are available for purchase from the WBC pro shop at a very reasonable price.
Indoor Court Shoes Only On The Courts
Indoor court shoes MUST be non-marking and include shoes designed for badminton, squash, volleyball, indoor tennis and indoor soccer.
Shoes specifically designed for Badminton, Squash or Volleyball are highly recommended.
Inappropriate footwear includes but is not limited to the following:
All outdoor footwear
Cross trainers and walking shoes
These types of shoes do not have the proper support needed for movement on the courts and can result in injury.
Board of Directors, WBC
On Sunday March 6 from 1 pm to 4 pm, the City of Woodstock is holding their 12th annual Recreational and Leisure Fair at Cowan Park – 895 Ridgeway Drive.
The Woodstock Badminton Club will be at this event and we are looking for volunteers to help out at our booth to promote the great sports of badminton and pickleball.
If you are available for a minimum of one hour on Sunday afternoon, let us know your preferred time to attend – we would love to see you!
We all have a role in promoting the WBC in our community, so let’s do our part and educate others on the benefits of joining and playing the sports we love.
For more information, click on the link below:
This year, Toronto Multicultural Youth Council
(TMYC) is looking to host its 8th annual Kids of
the World Badminton Tournament. As of last year,
we raised $4000 with the support of our sponsors,
including BlackKnight, Creative Path and more.
Our tournament is held on February 15, 2016
(Family Day) at Epic Sports (39 Bertrand Avenue).
There will be Open MD, WD, XD, U19 BD, GD, XD.
Prices for U19 and Open are $25 for one event, $30
EVERY PLAYER IS GUARANTEED AT LEAST 3 GAMES.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is February 12.
Players can register with the following link:
Players can pay at:
Participants who pay prior to the tournament will
receive a free raffle ticket.
With your support, TMYC will be able to reach many
more individuals about the importance of physical
activity and providing alimentation to the less
fortunate. We thank you for taking your time to
review our invitation and hope that you will
consider working with us as we would truly
appreciate your support.
****THERE WILL BE CASH PRIZES FOR OPEN WINNERS!
MERCHANDISE PRIZES FOR ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS.