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Join Shen this Sunday!

Come down and play this Sunday at 3pm. Our weekly open-play program called “Playtime!” starts this Sunday September 25th, 2022. Join coach Shen for an opportunity to play with your whole family, play with other members, and have a good time. No sign-up is necessary. Members Only at this time. Contact programs@kelownabadminton.ca if you...

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Junior Programs starting…

A new season of Junior Programs will start on September 19th 2022 and run until December 17th 2022. Please register if you haven’t already at https://kelownabadminton.ca/kbc-junior-programs-fall-2022/.

KBC New Member Orientation by TK!!

Newcomers! The Kelowna Badminton Club is offering members and the public (non-members) for an orientation that is happening every Saturday, 3-5pm. The orientation is catered towards those who want to an introductory to badminton, and help you be part of our badminton community. There will be a coach to provide...

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New Season of Ladder, register now!

Register yourself for the new season of Ladder starting from Sept 6 to Oct 25, 2022. There are 50 spots available and cost is $20 which covers all the feather shuttles. All are welcome to join! Registration link is found under “Play Badminton” on our webpage or click here: https://kelownabadminton.ca/tuesday-ladder-sep-oct-2022/...

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Junior Programs Fall 2022!!

Registration is now open for Junior Training Programs starting September 19th running until December 17th 2022. Check the “Play Badminton” section of our website for more information or register at https://kelownabadminton.ca/kbc-junior-programs-fall-2022/.

New Board Member

As of August 15th, 2022, the board has approved Harpreet Sidhu as a new Board Member. Harpreet will assist the club with managing the kitchen and other social activities. Harpreet has been a board member few years ago as well and will make a great addition to the team. Welcome, Harp!

New Board Member

As of July 20th, 2022, the board has approved Sida Zeng as a new Board Member. Sida will assist the club with memberships and will make a great addition to the board. Welcome, Sida!

New membership Fees for 2022/2023!

At the Annual AGM in July, it was decided to raise the membership fees for the upcoming 2022/23 season. New membership fee rates will come into effect for the 2022/23 season and can be seen below. If you are looking to buy your 2022/23 membership, registration will open by Sept....

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New Summer Season of Tuesday Ladder!

There is a new sign-up link posted for a summer season of Tuesday Night Ladder!Check out the “Play Badminton” tab on our homepage. *KBC Members only

AGM has been set for July 10th!

Current Members: join us on July 10th for a day of games, meeting, food/drink. Have your say or join the board! if you are interested in joining the executive please direct questions and interest to info@kelownabadminton.ca.

KBC Welcomes Guests!

The Board approved a new Guest Policy and members can now bring friends and family to try out the club. Members can bring up to 3 Guests. Guests can be Guests up to 3 times per year. Guest Fees must be paid before playing on our webpage. No Cash 🙂...

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Lost and Found being donated

Next time you are at the club check the lost and found for your lost items! We will donate all items to goodwill by April 25th, 2022. Cheers!

Ogopogo Tournament: Cancelled :(

Unfortunately, due to low registrations this year, the 2022 Ogopogo Tournament has been cancelled. There were a number of factors that lead to low registrations this year but we are confident that in 2023 there will be a high turn-out and a successful tournament!

No Guests, for the time being.

Currently the KBC is NOT accepting Guests or “Drop-Ins” at the club. The club expects that Guests will be welcome soon but for now the club remains “Members Only.” A decision will be made at the upcoming board meeting around a new Guest Policy as well as a new online...

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Umpire Course on April 10th

Interested in becoming a badminton umpire? You could go all the way to the Olympics! There is a course this weekend April 10th. link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwnN_hsqXfhFuSqaD9EcyOXrJUJyseWvHX1r0fIq7c7NPRjw/viewform

Ogopogo Masters Deadline April 14!

A reminder to sign-up for the Ogopogo Masters Tournament, April 22-24, 2022! Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and a fun Banquet with food and drinks! Prizes too! Deadline for Entry is April 14, 2022, but don’t delay! Sign-up now! For players 30+ years of age… It will be lots of fun!...

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Courts Reserved for Ogopogo Tournament

Hello KBC Members! The KBC is proudly hosting the Ogopogo Masters Tournament April 22-24, 2022. Courts will be in full use for the tournament so members will have to book courts either before or after the following dates and times: April 22, 4-11pmApril 23, 8-6pmApril 24, 8-2pm

KBC will host Masters Tourney in April!

The KBC will host the Ogopogo Masters Tournament on April 22-24th 2022, this year! It is a competitive tourney for members 30 years old or older. Save the date and register yourself for some great competition! We will have lots of visitors from the coast and some fun social events....

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Update on Covid Precautions

Following updates by the B.C. government regarding Covid safety mandates the KBC will no longer require safety masks worn at the club. Individuals and groups can choose to continue wearing masks at their own discretion. As for updates regarding vaccine requirements at the club there will be a discussion at...

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New Season of Ladder, register now!

Register yourself for the new season of Ladder for March – May 2022. There are 50 spots available and cost is $20 which covers all the feather shuttles. All are welcome to join! Registration link is found under “Play Badminton” on our webpage. or click here: https://kelownabadminton.ca/play-badminton/tuesday-night-ladder/

New Ladder Season Coming

There will be a new season of ladder coming soon. Sign-up link available tomorrow. 50 spots available and the season runs for 3 months. It will cost $20 as usual. All are welcome!

KBC video featured on Kelowna10

A new Kelowna news outlet called Kelowna 10 dropped by the club to film a feature video on our club. Lyndsay and Matt were professional hosts in describing the club and showcasing what we offer. The article turned out great! Check out the video by following the link below: https://kelowna10.com/racquet-sport-hits-the-spot

Join Shen this Saturday!

Come down and play this Saturday at 4pm. Our weekly open-play program called “Playtime!” starts this Saturday January 15th, 2022. Join coach Shen for an opportunity to play with your whole family, play with other members, and have a good time.  *Juniors over 12 yrs of age will require proof...

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Help Move Snow!

We are getting dumps of snow in Kelowna and the club needs help clearing parking and pathways. This year, we are relying on members to help move our snow and allow access to the club. If you see snow falling please head down to the club, grab a shovel and...

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Junior Programs spring 2022

Registration is now open for Junior Training Programs starting January 11th 2022 running until April 30th 2022. Check the “Play Badminton” section of our website to find the registration page.

Junior Programs coming…

A new season of Junior Programs will start in January 2022. Registration will be posted on our webpage soon… check back in early January 2022.

Saturday Playtime! coming in January 2022

Playtime! is coming in 2022. It is an open session happening every Saturday between 4pm and 6pm.  Playtime is an opportunity to get out and play: families that would like to come together, new members that don’t have a group, etc.  Coach Shen will be present as a leader to facilitate...

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New Tuesday Ladder season!

There is a new season of Tuesday Night Ladder staring in January 2022. All levels are welcome, it is a $20 fee for birds and the season lasts 2 months. For more information and to register yourself please click on the “Play Badminton” section of our website. *KBC Members Only

New Board Member

As of December 3rd, 2021 the board has approved Nathan Tang as a new a new Board Member. Nathan has been a leader and diligent volunteer around the club for years and will make a great addition to the board. Welcome, Nathan!

Check the Lost and Found

Check the lost and found behind court 5 for your items… it will be emptied and donated by December 1st, 2021!

Courts Booked this Sunday

Courts are booked this Sunday, Nov. 21st between 1030am and 130pm for BC Winter Games trials. Good luck to all the junior players trying out this year!

Access Cards ready!

Your new club Access Card may be ready now! If you have recently registered for a 2021/22 membership your access card may have been delayed. We had a supply chain issue with micro-chip shortages, but we are now caught up with stock and are ready to distribute your cards! Please...

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Halloween at the KBC!

Lyndsay, Matt, Shen and the gang hosted a great junior training day in costume this past Saturday! Great costumes everybody!

Find Playing Opportunities! KBC Week at a Glance

Here is a typical weekly schedule of events currently happening at the club. This gives you an idea of what is happening at the club and where you can find playing opportunities. If you want to join a weekly playing group please email the group organizer and see if you...

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Join “Ladder” starting Oct. 12th!

There is a 3-month Tuesday Night Ladder season starting October 12th organized by Warren Hare (warren.hare@ubc.ca). Feel free to join ladder by registering yourself and paying for the full season. Registration link here: https://kelownabadminton.ca/tuesday-ladder-oct-dec-2021/ If you don’t know what “Ladder” is, it’s a weekly tournament where you can move up...

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Members: Find a Weekly Playing Group!

For KBC members: If you are still looking for a group to play with on a weekly basis, there are lots of options! Whether it is recreational, intermediate or competitive find the right fit for you. email: info@kelownabadminton.ca to get connected to a group organizer.   *note that some groups are rather full or...

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New Membership + Vax Proof Required as of Today!

The new season has officially begun at Kelowna Badminton Club and a 2021/22 Membership needs to have been purchased along with your submitted proof of (at least 1 dose) of Covid Vaccination. Both requirements are now active to access the club. All keycards associated to members who do not have...

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Welcome New Members! Find Playing Partners!

Welcome new members to the Kelowna Badminton Club! What now? Finding playing partners can be challenging so here are your options: Arrange games yourself and book a court on our website. At this time we are not accepting Guests so please book with other KBC members. Join our Facebook Group...

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Important Dates and Timelines for new BC Vaccine requirements at KBC

Below is a letter to KBC Membership regarding upcoming dates and timelines for BC Covid Vaccine requirements at the club. Have a read through of our policies and requirements before purchasing a membership. If you have any questions please email info@kelownabadminton.ca

Letter to New and Prospective Members Re: 2021/22 Season

Below is a letter sent to KBC Members containing new and pertinent information regarding Covid19 and Vaccination policies. Please review before applying for a membership. If you have any questions please email: info@kelownabadminton.ca

Registration is LIVE for 2021/22 Memberships and Junior Programs!

The KBC season runs from Sept. 2021 to Aug. 2022 and registration for new memberships is now live on our website! Also, Junior Program registration is live. For questions regarding becoming a member please email info@kelownabadminton.ca. For questions regarding Junior Programs please email programs@kelownabadminton.ca! *note that the KBC is following...

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Registration Postponed until Sept. 3rd

Due to some technical glitches with the webpage, the KBC is postponing Membership Registration and Junior Programs registration until September 3rd, 2021. Please check back then and thank you for your patience.

Back We Go… to ‘Step 2’ Covid Rules

Due to provincial regulations the KBC is returning to “Step 2” Covid guidelines which include:– All names must be on court bookings.– Mixing is allowed between courts– No use of upstairs at the club– Max 2 in the change room at once– Use of mask required at all times, except...

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Back to Masks

As of midnight tonight, due to provincial regulations the club is returning to requiring masks while in the building. You are not required to wear a mask while you play but at all other times members must wear a mask. If provincial policies change we will update our protocols. Thank...

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Thinking about becoming a Coach?

If anyone is thinking about becoming a badminton coach, or is interested in training to become a badminton coach, please email the club at programs@kelownabadminton.ca.

New Membership Fees for 2021/22!

If you are looking to buy your 2021/22 membership, registration will open by Sept. 1st, 2021. Check back on the website towards the end of August for updates. New membership fee rates will come into effect for the 2021/22 season and can be seen below.

New Membership Fees Coming Soon!

The board is currently updating 2021/22 membership fees on our payment system. The website will soon be ready to receive membership applications once the updates are complete. Please check back soon for updates!

AGM was a Success!

The Kelowna Badminton Club just held our Annual General Meeting and it was a success! There was a good turn out of members, despite the heat reaching 41C today. Three new board members were elected and new membership rates were adopted for the 2021/22 season. Check back to the website...

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Doors accidentally left ajar!

This is a reminder to make sure fire escape doors are shut and secured at the club! There have been a few incidents recently where the double side doors have been left ajar. This could lead to a break-in, which we want to avoid. *Please do not open the doors. And if...

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Doubles is Back at KBC!!

Dear KBC Members: Great news!  Starting tomorrow, June 15, 2021, the BC Restart moves to Step 2 and eases some of the restrictions for indoor sport.  In particular, this means we can play doubles and mixing among courts is again allowed!  We know many members have been patiently waiting for...

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The AGM will be held on June 27 @ 2:30pm!

The KBC Board of Directors have set the Annual General Meeting date. It will be held on Sunday, June 27th, 2:30pm at the Kelowna Badminton Club. All members are welcome to join and have your say! If you are interested in joining the KBC Board of Directors please attend the...

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New Member? Find a Partner to Play With!

Welcome new Members!!! We have many new members at the Kelowna Badminton Club and it can be challenging to meet people and find a playing partner. Please join our Facebook “KBC Members” Group. You can post that you are looking for a playing partner! Just introduce yourself, your experience and...

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Vehicle break-in at the club.

Yesterday afternoon around 4:30 pm, two vehicles parked at the Kelowna Badminton Club were broken into with valuables taken.  The owners of the vehicles were inside playing at the time.  The Club has video footage of the smash-and-grab, police were notified, and a suspect was arrested. A big thanks to the members...

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KBC Junior Training extends season!

Due to popular demand, the KBC Board has extended the junior training program until the end of May 2021! This provides much needed organized activities for our youngsters and great opportunity to keep developing our young players. There may be some openings so if you are interested in registering your...

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Lost Your Badminton Racquet?

We have emptied the “lost and found racquet” box at the club. If you are missing a racquet please contact Linda or someone on the Executive. Please describe the brand/colour/etc. and hopefully we can get your racket back to you. email: info@kelownabadminton.ca

New Member? Find a Partner to Play With!

Welcome new Members!!! We have many new members at the Kelowna Badminton Club and it can be challenging to meet people and find a playing partner. Please join our Facebook “KBC Members” Group. You can post that you are looking for a playing partner! Just introduce yourself, your experience and...

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Our Club won a Sports Award! Check out the Video!

The Kelowna Badminton Club worked very hard over the past year to navigate the changing health landscape and Covid19 requirements. We closed completely for a time and re-opened and had to switch to “singles-only” play and implement a new court booking system. Lots of work went into it from our...

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FANQs: Frequently Asked NEW Questions!

Due to Covid19 restrictions the club is operating with new guidelines and processes. We have been getting some repeat questions so we thought we would put together a new set of FAQs for your information.

Join our KBC Members Facebook Group!

To connect with other members, inquire about gear, and find partners please join our KBC Members Facebook Group. Click the link here to request to join.

New to the Kelowna Badminton Club? Need to find players?

Now that the Kelowna Badminton Club is operating under Covid19 restrictions including “singles only” and a court booking system it can be difficult to get involved if you don’t already know other members. We have set up social media accounts to improve online communication. This way you can connect with...

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Junior Programs on Saturdays have changed, slightly.

Our KBC Coaches have adjusted the Saturday programs to improve groupings and coaching. All Saturday programs are now 1hour in length and cost $117 each. Please refer to the Junior Training portion of the website for more details!

Playing Late Tuesdays or Fridays?

On Tuesdays and Fridays our Juniors are booked to play until 830pm, however they will finish by 8:15pm. For Adult members wanting to play on Tuesdays or Fridays: feel free to book yourselves for 8:30pm and start a little earlier at 8:15pm. This is a special exception for Tuesdays and...

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Winter2021 Junior Program Full, mostly.

The KBC Junior Program running between Feb. 1st and May 1st, 2021 is currently full. There may be some spots opening up so please email the Junior Director or Programs Director if you have any questions.

Sign Up For Junior Programs NOW!

Sign up you Junior KBC Member in one of our Junior Programs running between February 1st and May 1st, 2021! Due to our current health restrictions we are running “singles only” but it will still be a fun and safe program. As most classes are full or nearly full, please...

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Hey Parents: new Junior Program starts Feb. 1st!

Due to the departure of our beloved coach TK, and with updated Covid protocols including “singles only play,” the KBC team has needed to revamp the Junior Training Program for the Winter 2021 Season. The new start date is February 1st, running for 13 weeks until May 1st. Please visit...

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New Year! New to the Badminton Club?

If you are new to the Kelowna Badminton Club or new to badminton as a sport it may feel a little difficult to get involved. Unfortunately, with the Provincial Guidelines regarding Covid19 the club is operating in a reduced capacity with few programs and only allowing singles play at this...

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*NEW Covid Rules – Singles Only!

Due to the increasing Covid19 numbers in B.C., and following provincial regulations regarding sports the Kelowna Badminton Club is entering into “PHASE 2” regulations effective Saturday, December 5th. You can access the complete list of rules here. Here are the main changes you should be aware of:– Singles only on...

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Change Rooms are now Open! kind of.

To allow quick changing and a place to hang winter jackets and gear, KBC has opened the change rooms to members. However, only 2 people are allowed inside at a time. Those people must wear a mask and maintain 2m distance from each other. Players are encouraged to arrive ready...

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Masks Now Required At Times

November 9, 2020 1:28 pm

With increased COVID19 cases in B.C. we are improving our safety protocols. One new protocol is that KBC is now requiring all members to wear masks when arriving to and leaving the club. This means that you should wear a mask when entering the building and getting ready to play....

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New Junior Program 2020/21 is live!

KBC is proud to announce our new Junior Program for the 2020/21 season! Thanks to our new Junior Director, Harpreet, and our returning Programs Director, Lyndsay, we have a strong selection of badminton programs for kids of all ages! Please buy a membership for the current year then…sign up for...

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Renew your KBC Membership by Sept.30!

Welcome New Members, Returning Members, and Renewing Members! “RENEWING” your membership means that you held a membership in the 2019/20 season and you are applying for a new season membership for 2020/21. If you are “renewing” then you get a discount due to the Covid19 Closure this past season. Renewing...

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New Membership Prices!

At the Annual AGM in August it was decided to raise membership fees for Adult Members to $200 for the upcoming 2020/21 season. There is no long an “early bird” sign-up discount. However, because the Covid19 shutdown interrupted this past season, if you had a membership in the 2019/20 Season...

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KBC reopening

The KBC Executive is pleased to announce that our club will be resuming play on Monday June 22 2020. Things will look different but hopefully our members will adjust well to the new normal. We will be instituting a booking system which will allow our members to book court time....

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