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12-13-2012, 04:22 PM #562
Playboy Energy is sponsoring tomorrow's TEST YOUR MIGHT doubles tournament tomorrow at Badminton Vancouver. Call 604.325.5128 to pre-register and receive a free Playboy Energy drink. If you pre-register, you'll also receive 3 entries to the raffle to win Lin Dan's Li Ning Woods N90-II racquet thats being given away to a lucky winner!
Test your Might doubles tournament
Tomorrow at 8:00 (December 14th)
Men's doubles and mixed doubles
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12-14-2012, 09:56 AM #563
I think it's cool how you are coming up with new ways of making badminton a bit more exciting. From food drives, to Soli-Bad, to contests and raffles. Or maybe that's me being a noob cuz I don't get out much to experience that at the other courts in the Lower Mainland.
Keep up the good work.
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12-14-2012, 04:29 PM #564
12-19-2012, 05:39 PM #565
Anyone want to play tonight around 7pm?
12-23-2012, 01:26 AM #566
Badminton Vancouver is open regular hours through the holidays! Yes, even Christmas day. We're throwing a Christmas day BBQ, $10 gets you an all day playing pass plus food from the BBQ. Call 604.325.5128 to register.
01-07-2013, 05:43 AM #567
01-11-2013, 04:43 AM #568
Look who is coming to badminton in a big way!
01-23-2013, 06:41 PM #569
For a limited time, 2 time olympian Anna Rice is offering a free badminton lesson for you and a friend. Just call the front desk at 604-325-5128 to register!
02-11-2013, 07:18 PM #570
Happy Lunar New Year everyone!! To celebrate, Badminton Vancouver is having a huge NEW YEAR SALE. Buy a prepaid court rental card with 5 hours for only $80, THATS ONLY $16 AN HOUR!! taxes included, limited quantities available.
WWW.BADMINTON-VANCOUVER.COM OR CALL 604.325.5128
02-19-2013, 07:27 PM #571
Fringe Sports Increase in Global Popularity
When North Vancouver’s Anna Rice reached the round of 16 in female singles badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first North American ever to do so.
Badminton and rugby are sports that have remained largely under the radar in Vancouver and the rest of Canada despite their huge international profile and their long history in British Columbia.
While badminton is extremely popular internationally – it is the second most played sport in the world, behind only soccer – it has traditionally been just a fringe sport in Canada.
However, particularly in Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia, there are signs that this trend is changing. A key factor in the growing success of badminton and other former fringe sports is the increasing participation among all sections of the population, not just the cultures and people that traditionally play them.
Rice, a five-time Canadian national badminton champion and two-time Olympian, has seen first-hand the sport’s global popularity, especially in Asian countries such as China, India and Indonesia. The men’s singles badminton final had the second highest viewership of any event at the 2012 Olympics. However, Rice, who now serves as head coach of Badminton Vancouver, has also witnessed the growth of the sport among different communities in the city.
“With Vancouver being so multicultural and having such a strong Asian influence, it’s just a natural fit that we’re becoming one of the badminton hotbeds in North America,” says Rice. “But at Badminton Vancouver we really embrace diversity and try to welcome people from as many different backgrounds and actually use that as an appeal. You can meet people from all different walks of life and cultures and yet you’re all connecting through this sport.”
The growing number of badminton tournaments being played in Canada and scholarships being offered by Canadian universities are providing more options for those who wish to play the sport competitively. However, Rice emphasizes the benefits of badminton for everyone and believes that the sport’s accessibility is largely responsible for its growth. She cites in particular the number of young girls who may not participate in other sports but are drawn to badminton.
“It’s a less intimidating sport. Even if you don’t have amazing athletic skills, you can still be good at it in other ways. What’s so special about badminton is that you can enjoy it on so many levels. It’s one of the few sports where a five year old can go out and play with their grandparents,” says Rice.
04-13-2013, 04:44 AM #572
I have a question about your drop-in sessions. For the weekends all day pass, the website states that it's either 15 min. or 1 game rotation. What do you guys mean by that? How about court rental taking priority? Does that mean it's possible I won't be playing at all if all the courts are rented out? I haven't played at BV before, but I'm thinking of giving you guys a shot!
04-13-2013, 05:11 AM #573
If you want to drop in at BV by yourself, just inform the front desk staff and they'll be happy to find you a game. Hope that helps!
04-17-2013, 07:48 PM #574
1000 Likes on Facebook!! Thank you to all supporters who've made Badminton Vancouver the most popular in social media!
05-08-2013, 03:09 PM #575
Coach Melody, call the front desk to register for her class or a private lesson 604-325-5128
05-14-2013, 08:44 PM #576
By popular demand, we're extending Toonie Tuesday to Toonie Thursday. Now you can drop in and play badminton 9am - 3pm for just $2!
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