Squash BC Individual Membership Renewal
A reminder to all Squash BC members that your current individual membership expires on October 31, 2020. Please keep an eye on your email in the coming weeks for information on the membership renewal process. In recognition of the current situation surrounding COVID, we have made some changes to the membership pricing structure this year, and will have details circulated to all members shortly.
Welcome Richard Yendell
to Squash BC

We are pleased to announce that Richard Yendell has been appointed by Squash BC as the new Provincial High Performance Coach. Richard is a certified Comp-Dev/Provincial Squash coach, with over 15 years experience coaching at the provincial and national level. Richard continues to play squash in Vancouver, and is a past BC Provincial Champion. Richard is currently the Head Squash Professional at Jericho Tennis Club in Vancouver.

In his role as the Provincial High Performance Coach, Richard will be responsible for raising the performance of adult and junior Squash BC players in provincial, national, and international competition.

Please join us in welcoming Richard to his new role!
Return to Squash -
Tips and Recommendations for Individual Players
As more players begin to return to the court, player safety remains of the utmost importance. Check with your facility about their approach to what Level they are at (corresponding to Squash BC's Return to Squash Guidelines). Each facility will be different in how they move through the levels and their risk management decisions. Please continue to be patient with them as they work on what the new guidance means for their players and staff.
Women's Squash Week 2020 -
Ten Week Challenge
Women’s Squash Week is an opportunity for women and girls of all ages and skill levels to feel comfortable in returning to the court, and playing squash.

Keep an eye on the Squash BC website for updates and opportunities to participate as we move through the Ten Week Challenge!
Faces of Women & Girls in Squash
The Faces of Women & Girls in Squash is dedicated to highlighting the broad spectrum of female squash players in British Columbia, celebrating women and girls from beginner to seasoned players, who play the sport for fitness, competition and fun. We hope that you will feel inspired by their stories and if you have a story of a female role model who inspires you to play squash, please let us know at

October 2020 ~ Sarah Cao
"Squash is an irreplaceable part of me," says Sarah Cao, a 17-year-old grade 12 student, who has been playing since she was eight years old. She was introduced to the sport by a friend and currently plays at The River Club in Richmond, B.C. with the Shakiru Matti Squash Academy.

She says playing squash has "changed me completely" and has quite a list in this regard. She believes it helped her mature and, importantly, taught her how to receive criticism and accept losses gracefully. Typically the only girl on her team when she was younger, she also says she learned early on how to stand up for herself and how to get along with all sorts of different people.
Canadian Women in Sport Wise Fund

The Canadian Women in Sport WISE Fund applications open on Tuesday, October 13th. Since 2004, Canadian Women & Sport has awarded $250,000 to leaders and organizations across Canada that help advance gender equity in Canadian sport. With the support of Sport Canada, the 2021 WISE Fund will again award 30 grants at $2500 each. Applications for the 2021 grant open on Tuesday, October 13th and close on Monday, November 9th.

For more information on eligibility requirements and use of funds, click HERE.
To apply for the fund, click HERE.
2020 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Sportif Conference

The Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Sportif Conference is Canada's largest conference for coaches, researchers, sport executives, and administrators. Annually, the event gathers more than 500 delegates for three days of learning, professional development, and networking with the top minds and leaders of sport, business, and education communities in Canada.

This year's event will be held virtually from November 4-6, 2020, and is free to attend. The theme for the 2020 Conference is Courage by Design.
Squash BC members and their families can benefit from an exclusive discount with belairdirect insurance on their car, home, condo, and tenant's insurance, on top of any other discounts.

Now, belairdirect is also running their Peace of Mind contest, where you could win one of 12 gift cards worth $250.
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