Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame Launch
Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce the launch of 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 will induct its first members on May 27, 2017 in Brossard, QC at the Awards Banquet being held in conjunction with the Canadian Championships.
A maximum of two athlete members and one builder member will be inducted into the Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame each year. However, in recognition that the Hall of Fame has been conceived several years after the inception of the sport and the number of worthy candidates to be recognized there will be up to six nominees selected for induction in the first year.
The Hall of Fame Nomination Form is here.
The deadline for nominations to the Racquetball Canada Hall of Fame is January 31, 2017.
2016 World Junior Championships
Racquetball Canada congratulates all the members of the 2016 Junior National Team on their performances at the 2016 World Junior Championships in San Luis Potosi, Mexico in November. Special congratulations to our medalists: Alexis Iwassa (Lethbridge, Alta.): bronze in Girl's U16 Singles, Ian Frattinger (Martensville, Sask.) & Sean Sauvé (L'Assomption, Que.): bronze in Boy's U14 Doubles, and Iwaasa and Marjolaine Parent (Saint Jacques de Montcalm, Que.): bronze in Girl's U16 Doubles.
The other team members were: Trevor Webb (Cambridge, Ont.) & Devin Halko (Edmonton) in Boy's U18, Kaleb Osborne (Penetanguishene, Ont.) & Spencer Bell (Kelowna, B.C.) in Boy's U16, and - Cassie Prentice (Macrorie, Sask.) & Juliette Parent (Saint Jacques de Montcalm, Que.) in Girl's U14. The team coaches were Michel Gagnon (Head coach), Rino Langelier (Assistant coach) and Corey Osborne (Assistant coach).
Racquetball Canada Coaches - 2017 Pan American Championships
Racquetball Canada is accepting applications for two coaches for the 2017 Pan American Championships in Costa Rica, April 8-15, 2017. Details on these positions are here.
Interested individuals should apply to Racquetball Canada's Head Office using this form.
Deadline for application is January 15, 2017 11:59 PM Pacific. No late applications will be considered.
Racquetball Canada Physiotherapist - 2017 Pan American Championships
Racquetball Canada is accepting applications for a physiotherapist for the 2017 Pan American Championships in Costa Rica, April 8-15, 2017. Details on the position is here.
Interested individuals should apply to Racquetball Canada's Administrator of High Performance.
Deadline for application is January 31, 2017 4:00 PM Central. No late applications will be considered.
Racquetball Canada Officials - 2017 National Team Selection Event
Racquetball Canada is accepting applications for two officials for the second National Team Selection Event of the 2016-17 season in Calgary, February 3-5, 2017. Racquetball Canada will provide flights, accommodations (shared) and per diems.
Interested individuals should apply to the Sport Development Committee and should be Level 3 officials.
Deadline for application is January 15, 2017 11 PM Eastern. No late applications will be considered.
2016-17 National Tournaments
Racquetball Canada is pleased to announce its four national tournaments for the 2016-2017 season.
National Team Selection Event - November 25-27, 2016 in Valleyfield, Québec at Édouard Boyer Racquetball Club
National Team Selection Event - February 3-5, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta at University of Calgary
Junior National Championships - April 26-29, 2017 in Leamington, Ontario at Kinsman Recreation Centre
National Championships - May 22-27, 2017 in Brossard, Québec at Sani-Sport
For more information contact Adrian Webb.
2017-18 National Tournaments - Bid Proposals
Racquetball Canada is seeking bids for its four national tournaments for the 2017-2018 season.
Selection event #1, to be hosted in November – bid to be received by October 30, 2016
Selection event # 2 to be hosted in February – bid to be received by January 31, 2017
Junior Nationals to be hosted in April – bid to be received by March 31, 2017
Nationals to be hosted in May – bid to be received by April 30, 2017
Please request a bid package from Adrian Webb via email.
Racquetball & Parkinsons
Jacques Seguin uses racquetball to help cope with his Parkinson's condition. Find out how at his website.
Also, Nova Scotia Racquetball has created a video of how racquetball can help people deal with their Parkinson's disorder. You can see the video here.
Let's Play Racquetball
Racquetball Canada has launched its "Let's Play Racquetball" Website - www.letsplayracquetball.ca - designed to get younger players (7-14 years) playing racquetball at both traditional racquetball facilities and other facilities that don't have racquetball courts.
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