• 2017 Canadian Jr Champs - Seeking Volunteers
  • Squash BC AGM - June 3, 2017
  • Squash BC Nominations Process - Now Open
  • Upcoming Events
  • UBC Recreation Centre - Referendum Passed
  • Gerry Poulton Wins 5th US Nationals Title
  • Junior Pathways Events
  • Participaction Challenge "150 Activities"

2017 Canadian Jr. Champs Seeking Volunteers
There are 210 players expected to arrive Wed. April 19th to participate in the NKF Devencor 2017 Canadian Junior Squash Championships at Hollyburn Country Club with matches also at the Evergreen Squash Club.
Jeff Boag, Tournament Organizer, is seeking volunteers to help with various tasks with a minimal time commitment. These simple tasks involve registration on Wed April 19, and helping with court control and collecting match results on the remaining days. Please help out, even if for just a few hours, and contact Jeff jboag@me.com as soon as possible to let him know days/times you are available.   

Squash BC 2017 Annual General Meeting

On June 3, 2017 Squash BC will be holding its Annual General Meeting at Vancouver Racquets Club, 4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C. This meeting is open to all Squash BC members. For voting rights please refer to Squash BC's By-Laws, Article III.

Squash BC is looking for Volunteers to be on the Squash BC Board of Directors and for Zone Representatives in the 8 Zones.
  • The Call for Nominations and information for the Board of Directors, (BoD) information can be found by clicking here.
  • The Nomination Form for BoD can be accessed by clicking here.
  • The Zone Rep Nomination Process and information on responsibilities can be reviewed by clicking  here.
  • The Recommendation Form for Zone Reps can be accessed by clicking here. 
Squash BC Nominations Process Now Open 

Squash BC Board of Directors Nominations Process
Squash BC (SQBC) has started the nominations process for our Volunteer Board of Directors and Zone Representatives. We invite you to spread the word about both opportunities to your squash colleagues, friends, league participants, clubs and facilities.

Board of Directors
Specifically, SQBC is looking for four (4) Directors with the interest and skill sets in any of the following areas:
  •  player development
  •  membership engagement and growth
  •  resource development
  •  marketing and communication
  •  technical - officiating and coaching
As individual members and member clubs/facilities, this is your board and we encourage you to read the following link here for nominations and refer it to your squash friends and colleagues who may be interested in these volunteer roles.

Thank you for your continued support in developing squash in BC! Expression of interest should be submitted to executivedirector@squashbc.com
Deadline to apply: April 30, 2017. Thank you for your help in getting the word to potential candidates.

Squash BC Zone Representative Nominations Process
With the changes in the Squash BC By-Laws which were approved in January 2017, the role of Zone Representatives as we've known them in the recent past has changed as has the process for nomination. In the past, league organizers have been asked by SQBC to name a representative for their Zone. Same is
true this year, however, now a nominations form needs to be completed by the interested candidate and submitted to Squash BC for Board approval.

Zone Representatives are individual members who have been appointed by the Board to represent their zone and who have agreed to abide by and adhere to the Society's By-Laws, policies, procedures and rule. (By-Law 2.1 b) Zone representatives shall act as a liaison and represent the interests of the individuals in their zone keeping a broad view of the overall structure, operation and objectives of Squash BC and its membership with the intent of promoting and growing the squash in BC and communicating with members more effectively. They should work with the clubs/facilities, leagues, associations and events in their zone as well as with the Squash BC office and committees of Squash BC.
In addition Zone Representatives are expected to:
  • Provide a report on zone activities to each Annual and Special General Meeting.
  • Attend Annual and Special General meetings of Squash BC and have voting rights at those meetings. The cost of travel for the AGM will be covered by Squash BC. Typically this involves 2 face to face meetings for 1 day each in January and late May/early June.
  • Outside of the AGM, zone representatives will participate in 1-2 additional meetings via conference call over the course of the year to provide mutual support and share information.
The term for a Zone Representative is one year.

Typically Zone 6 - Vancouver Island has been split with a South and North Island representative each.Still suggesting the same thing.

Typically Vancouver Squash League has represented Zones 4 and 5 and identified one person to vote on behalf of both zones. The new By-Laws state that there needs to be someone identified for each zone.
Zone 4 Fraser River (e.g. Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, White Rock, New Westminster) AND
Zone 5 Vancouver Coastal (e.g. Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, North and West Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Whistler, etc.)

As members, this is your Zone representation and we encourage you to read the attached call for nominations here and identify your representative prior to       April 24th. Click on this link for more information and nominations form.

Thank you for your continued support in developing squash in BC! Nominations should be submitted to executivedirector@squashbc.com.

Deadline to apply: April 24, 2017
Best regards
Nancy Thompson - President, Squash BC

Canadian Championships - Dates/Signup

2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship - April 28-30 (Toronto) - April 21st Deadline  
2017 Canadian Squash Championships May 3-6 (Toronto) - April 16th Deadline

Calendar of Events

Event Type
2017 Squash BC Junior Pathways "Progressive" Tournament
Arbutus Club (Vancouver)
Jr Pathways
April 15
Hollyburn Country Club, (Vancouver)
April 20 - April 23
The River Club Open
River Club, (Richmond Vancouver)
1.00x multiplier
April 26 - April 30
2017 Pacific Rim Champs
Victoria Squash Club
1.50x multiplier
April 27 -
April 30
2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships
Mayfair Club Parkway,
April 28 - April 30
2017 Squash BC Junior Pathways "Fundaments" Event
Bentall Centre Athletic Club (Vancouver)
Jr Pathways
April 29
1:30pm - 3:30pm
2017 Canadian Squash Championships
Mayfair Club Lakeshore,

May 3 - May 7
1.25x multiplier
May 5 - May 7
No Limits Fitness Spring
May 12 - May 14
2017 Junior Pathways "Progressive" tournament
Jericho Tennis Club,(Vancouver)
Jr Pathways
May 14
9:30am - 11:30am
2017 Junior Pathways "Progressive" tournament
Jericho Tennis Club,(Vancouver)
Jr Pathways
May 14
12pm - 5pm
2017 Shoes.com Whistler Squash Classic
Sign UP
Meadow Park Recreation Center (Whistler)
May 26 - May 28

UBC Recreation Centre - Referendum Passed

Last month, Squash BC asked for your support to vote YES in UBC's AMS elections for a new fitness and recreational building for students. We are happy to share that the referendum for the UBC Recreation Centre passed. 

Squash BC would like to thank all who helped in supporting this referendum!
Commencement of construction is aimed for 2019.

Gerry Poulton Wins 5th US Nationals Title
BC's Gerry Poulton won his fifth United States National Singles title at last month's 106th National Singles Championships at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Gerry was thrilled to win his fifth US title in the past six years: "It felt great to win the title again after losing last year, especially defeating Ned (Monaghan ) who is playing great this year." Ned Monaghan the #2 seed lost only one game leading up to the final. Monaghan started the final strong and was able to win the first game 11-7. Gerry stormed back to win the next 3 games in consistent fashion: 11-1, 11-8, 11-5 to win top honours in the 70+ division. Gerry's consistent play and superior fitness were impressive throughout the tournament as the first game in the final was the only game he lost in the entire tournament.
Gerry Poulton has become one of Canada's perennial champions at the top squash tournaments all over the world in the Masters category. Prior to his win in Philadelphia, Gerry's most recent victory on the international squash scene was winning the inaugural America Master's Games in Vancouver last August. Gerry also won the European Masters Championships in Nice, France in 2015.
Gerry is currently on his way to compete in the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, April 21-30. Then Gerry returns to Toronto to defend his title in the 70+ category at the Canadian National Championships. He will be competing for his eighth Canadian National title.
Squash BC is very proud of Gerry's accomplishments and wish him success in the upcoming World Masters and Canadian Championships.

Junior Pathways Events
The Junior Pathway program aims to attract younger squash players and keep them playing our great game for longer in an inclusive and fun environment. Designed to take youngsters from their introduction to squash, through to eventually competing in our Junior competitive events, the program has three stages and combines technical skill acquisition with cooperative or competitive play, depending on age and level. Check the Calendar of Events and sign up today.


2017 Squash BC Supports
 ParticipACTION 150 Play List / Challenge

Squash has been named to the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.  The 150 Play List is a national program designed to encourage all Canadians to be physically active. Throughout 2017, every Canadian from coast to coast to coast will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible. 

Track your progress, earn rewards and be entered for a chance to win weekly and monthly prizes. Click here to get started.

When you check squash off your 150 Play List, let us know! Use hashtag #150PlayList and tag @SquashCanada and @SquashBC on Twitter.

The first confirmed special squash event for the year will be an official 150 Play List Tour Stop at the 2017 Canadian Squash Championships.  The ParticipACTION 150 Play List Crew has 100 tour stops planned across Canada, and squash will be a featured event! 
Spread the word and get moving!


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