The North Shore Winter Club and Hollyburn Country Club have set the pace for the upcoming Paddles for PADS spring charity tournament on April 20th 2024. The two Vancouver North Shore clubs are the first ones to register for the province-wide tournament presented by Pickleball BC (PBC).
Paddles Up BC Clubs! PBC is encouraging clubs across the province to join us and with deadlines looming here is what your community needs to know to be part of this event as follows:
Deadline for Club Registration:
Player Registration: Starts January 15th 2024 through your registered Club (as above)
PADS Tournament Support For Clubs
With over 100 established clubs in 110 BC communities the goal of this 2024 charity tournament is to attract as many member clubs as possible to host a tournament and join with us to the benefit of PADS and pickleball in BC.
Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with disabilities. Our accredited facility dogs work with community professionals such as teachers, RCMP and psychologists to help support healthy communities. PADS is a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.
About Pickleball BC (PBC)
Founded in March 2017, PBC is dedicated to the growth, development, promotion and enjoyment of pickleball in BC and elsewhere. We encourage people of all ages and skill levels to experience pickleball and discover the enjoyment of friendship and participation in an active lifestyle. In conjunction with the Pickleball Canada affiliation, PBC is now the B.C. Provincial governing body for pickleball. We are beyond pleased to support PADS by way of this tournament, which at a forecasted 3,000+ players across BC, will be the largest tournament in Canada to date
Together we can make a larger community impact by combining PADS,
Pickleball BC, our BC Clubs and our great game!
[pictured above: Walter Knecht (left) with the Burnaby Pickleball Club and PADS' Assistance Dogs and Management]
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