There is a new community centre just opened up in North Vancouver and they want to focus on competitve** play. John Braithwaite Community Centre 145 West 1st Ave. (near Seabus Terminal, approx Lonsdale & 1st) North Vancouver, BC Organizer: Ivan 604-936-2407 Centre: 604-982-8300 Cost: $4.80 (Bring Your Own Birds -BYOB) Times: Wed 8:15pm-10:15pm : Competitive Play / Feathers** Mon 7pm-9pm : Beginners / Plastic No. Courts: 4 Floor: Synthetic / Rubber Ceiling: 32ft (estimate) Parking: pay parking otherwise free on the streets after 6pm Comments: Yesterday was the second week in which the centre was open for badminton thus there will be lots of court time until people hear more about the facility. In the gym. there is adequate space between the courts and at the ends to allow players to sit or stand without interferring with the games in progress. Additionally, the gym can be split in half using a soft partition (which has no sound-proofing). The walls consist of a wood coloured panelling for the first 10ft, and then the rest of the walls including the ceiling is painted "white" (I know, it will be hard with feather shuttles) Some of the badminton court lines are shared with the green volleyball lines so players must observe which lines are in-play. ** The organizer want to develop a competitve play on Wed, and at the current procedure, players are to bring their own feather birds. If you don't have any feathers, you must chip-in/buy from the other players. The process of BYOB (feathers) is subject to change as the program further develops. Have fun checking it out, Cheers!