West Kelowna recently expanded their Mount Boucherie pickleball court facility from 2 courts to 8 dedicated courts - all brand new, with wind screens. Pickleball play is scheduled every day (except Sunday) at 8:00 am. Thursdays are men only; Saturdays are women only - other days there is room for everyone! Bring water, sunscreen and hat - it is a warm site. More information: Hugh Gordon (West Kelowna Ambassador) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Pickleball Kelowna facebook page for images of the medal winners in the recently completed Canadian Nationals.
Here's a recent news release from Pickleball Canada:
"Pickleball Canada is looking for a home for the 2018 National Tournament. We have attached the information regarding this. If your club or municipality are interested in hosting this prestigious event or have any questions regarding this, please send an email to Val Vollmin at the following email address: email@example.com.
Please respond no later than August 15, 2017".
Here's an article from the July edition of Family Motor Coaching magazine. Read why RVers are so hooked on pickleball. Get out of the recliner, put on your court shoes, and find an RV park or RV resort that offers pickleball. They’re all over the United States and Canada.
Here's a report from Dennis Peters of the Cowichan Lake Pickleball Club on Vancouver Island:
"The new outdoor (6) courts will be open for play Thursday (June 29) morning beginning at 9:30 am. The courts will remained locked until Thursday to ensure the paint is completely dry and to complete installation of the nets & posts.
We have decided to not have an official opening ribbon cutting/ceremony but to keep it low key and just PLAY OUTDOORS in Lake Cowichan.
Special thanks to the donors that have enabled this to happen, in a very timely manner, for the lake community".
Pickleball Canada will be holding its 2017 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sandman Hotel & Conference Centre, Okanagan Room, 2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia.
There will be nine (9) National Board of Director positions to be elected under the existing bylaws and if the proposed bylaw changes are accepted by the membership, there will be eighteen (18) positions open for election.
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Pickleball Canada will propose a change in the Bylaws at their AGM, to increase the number of Board Directors from the current 12 to 18, which will include regional representation.
The following proposed amendment, which has been approved by the current Board of Directors, reads as follows:
4.1 Directors – The Board will consist of eighteen (18) Directors, thirteen (13) of which shall be elected by the Members and five (5) of which shall be representative of each of the five national regional groups, British Columbia, Yukon + Prairies + NWT/Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic. Each of these regional representatives shall be elected or appointed to Pickleball Canada’s Board by their regional or provincial organizations.
Please direct any questions or comments to Val Vollmin, President of Pickleball Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org.