Team Canada for 2018 Pan American Championships
Racquetball Canada congratulates Nicolas Bousquet (Montreal) & Samuel Murray (Baie Comeau, PQ) on earning bronze medals in Men's Doubles at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Temuco, Chile, March 23-31. Thanks also to the rest of Team Canada: Pedro Castro (Brossard, PQ), Alexis Iwaasa (Lethbridge, AB), Michèle Morissette (Baie Comeau, PQ), Christine Richardson (Winnipeg), Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg) & Trevor Webb (Cambridge, ON).
Michel Gagnon (Longueuil, PQ) was the Head Coach with Corey Osborne (Penetanguishene, ON) Assistant Coach. Christian Lord (Montreal) as the team physiotherapist.
Racquetball Canada AGM
Racquetball Canada 2018 AGM will be held May 19, 2018 at 4 PM at the Holiday Inn, 360 Colony Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Only the Board of Directors, Provincial Representatives and those nominated for Board positions are to attend the Racquetball Canada AGM. The Board and Provincial Representatives will be available for questions or concerns on Sunday May 20 from 6 to 8 PM at Garbonzo's Pizza and Pub, University of Winnipeg Anex Building, 471 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
There are five Board positions up for election / renewal in 2018. The President, Director of Sport Development, Director of High Performance, the Athlete Director and a Director at Large position. Anyone interested in being nominated for a Board position must complete a nomination form, as well as be 18 years of age or older and a registered participant with Racquetball Canada.
Completed nomination forms must be received by Donna Harris, Executive Direcor, by April 15, 2018. Nomination forms can be submitted to Donna Harris via email.
Racquetball Canada Staff Contacts
Please note the following Racquetball Canada staff and contact changes.
Donna Harris is the new Executive Director. Geri Powell remains in her role as Administrator of High Performance/Sport Development. Cheryl Adlard is managing Racquetball Canada's finances. Expense claims and invoice requests can be sent to Cheryl Adlard at her email below and cc'd to Donna Harris. Do not hesitate to contact any of Racquetball Canada' staff with any questions or concerns. Complete contact information is below.
Mailing address: Racquetball Canada, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2Z6
Individual staff contact information:
Donna Harris, Executive Director - Email Donna Harris
Geri Powell, Administrator of High Performance / Sport Development - Email Geri Powell
Cheryl Adlard, Administrator of Finance - Email Cheryl Adlard
Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame & Awards Nomination Deadline Extended
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame and the Racquetball Canada Awards has been extended to February 28, 2018 at midnight CST.
Please consider nominating someone you know. There are many who have given of themselves throughout the history of racquetball in Canada who are worthy of nomination. Racquetball Canada needs your help in ensuring we honour those who have contributed.
Further information on the Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is intended to honour the outstanding accomplishments of individual athletes and teams, as well as sport builders such as coaches, officials, volunteers and sport leaders who have been instrumental in the growth and development of the sport.
The Hall of Fame Nomination Form is here.
Racquetball Canada Awards
Racquetball Canada has several annual awards recognizing the contributions of athletes and builders (including coaches, officials, volunteers, sport leaders, etc.).
Ivan Velan Award
Susan Livingston Award
Long Term Service Award
Marc Couette Award (junior programs)
Please direct any questions to: Jan Hanson, Director of Communications & Marketing, Racquetball Canada Board of Directors
Tournament Officials Needed
Racquetball Canada is looking for one (1) official for the Junior National Championships, April 25-28 in Calgary. Racquetball Canada will cover travel and accommodations (shared) as well as per diems for the selected individual. Applicants should have Level 3.
A Tech A clinic will need to be held on April 24.
The application deadline is March 31 at 11 PM Eastern. Late applications will not be considered.
Racquetball Canada is looking for three (3) officials for the National Championships, May 20-26 in Winnipeg. Racquetball Canada will cover travel and accommodations (shared) as well as per diems for the selected individual. Applicants should have Level 3.
A Tech A clinic will be held on May 19 at 2 PM.
The application deadline is April 15 at 11 PM Eastern. Late applications will not be considered.
Interested individuals should apply to the Sport Development Committee.
National Tournaments for 2017-18
Racquetball Canada has announced its four tournaments for 2017-2018.
The 1st National Team Selection Event - November 24-26, 2017 in Vernon, B.C.
The 2nd National Team Selection Event - February 2-4, 2018 in Kitchener, Ontario
The Junior National Championships - April 25-28, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta at the University of Calgary
The National Championships - May 20-26, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the University of Winnipeg
For more information, please contact Adrian Webb.
Proposals for Racquetball Canada Tournaments in 2018-19
Racquetball Canada is looking for proposals for hosting its tournaments in 2018-2019.
The 1st National Team Selection Event will be in November 2018, and proposals should be received by 30 Octobrer 2017.
The 2nd National Team Selection Event will be in February 2019, and proposals should be received by 31 January 2018.
The Junior National Championships will be in April 2019, and proposals should be received by 31 March 2018.
The National Championships will be in May 2019, and proosals should be received by 30 April 2018.
For proposal information please contact the Administrator of High Performance & Sport Development.
Racquetball and Parkinsons
Jacques Seguin uses racquetball to help him deal with his Parkinsons condition. Look at how he does it at his website.
Also, Nova Scotia Racquetball has made a video of how people use racquetball to help them deal with their Parkinsons condition.
Let's Play Racquetball
Racquetball Canada has launched the - www.letsplayracquetball.ca website - to help introduce racquetball to boys and girls
(7-14 years) both on racquetball courts and away from racquetball courts.
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