2018 Canadian National Racquetball Championships
Samuel Murray (Baie Comeau, PQ) won the Men's Singles and Men's Doubles (with Coby Iwaasa, Lethbridge, AB) divisions at the 2018 Canadian National Racquetball Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jennifer Saunders (Winnipeg) won Women's Singles and Women's Doubles (with Frédérique Lambert) in Winnipeg. For all the results check out the tournament page on R2 Sports.
Physiotherapist for 2018 World Championships
Racquetball Canada is seeking a physiotherapist to travel with the National Team for the 2018 IRF World Championships, August 10-18. Application information is here.
The application deadline is June 30, 2018 at 4 PM Central time. Late applications will not be considered.
Interested individuals should apply to Racquetball Canada.
2018 Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame Inductees
Racquetball Canada welcomes five sport legends into the Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame. "We are proud to announce the 2018 Inductees to the Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame. This year's inductees highlight the importance of Canadians in the development of the sport internationally as well as our rich sport history in Canada. I offer my congratulations and thank the inductees for their commitment and dedication," said Gwen Smoluk, President of Racquetball Canada.
2018 Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame Inductees
Mike Ceresia - Athlete
Josée Grand'Maître - Athlete
Christie Huczek - Athlete
Gary Ness - Builder
Calvin Smith - Builder
Further information on the 2018 Hall of Fame inductees is available here. The Class of 2018 will be inducted in the Hall of Fame at the 2018 Canadian Championships Awards Banquet being held May 26, 2018 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
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
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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