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    Hi, as per title.
    Thinking of joining... How's the level and friendliness here? And is it crowded during peak times ie 7-9pm? Tks!

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    Best AFFORDABLE facility in the lower mainland. Level of play is very consistent and competitive. Friendliness depends on what days and hours you play, some groups are very cliquey and only sticks with themselves until you have proven yourself. Crowd has been dwindling with every passing year due to more places opening up elsewhere, so there are amble court space. Feather shuttles only, anything else is frowned upon. Facility is accessible 24/7. I drop in on Wednesday and Saturday nights only. If you like to try out, you can be my guest. Let me know.

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    Hi @cappy75 , I saw you last night there, wearing red right? I was Patrick's guest there, checking out the place. Played with Cindy, David, Tony, Peter, Fred, Stan, and some others. Nice people, good games.

    Yeah, Patrick warned me about the cliques on Tuesday, Friday nights.

    Unfortunately those are my preffered
    nights to play.

    Thanx for the heads
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    Last edited by visor; 02-21-2013 at 11:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy75 View Post
    Best AFFORDABLE facility in the lower mainland.
    Since when did VRC become affordable?

    that reminds me. the last time i was there was 10 yrs ago. time flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    Since when did VRC become affordable?

    that reminds me. the last time i was there was 10 yrs ago. time flies.
    If you play 3 or more times per wk.

    It works out to only around $60 per month. $15 per wk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    If you play 3 or more times per wk.

    It works out to only around $60 per month. $15 per wk.
    3 or more times per week??

    You must have the best wife ever!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanucksDynasty View Post
    3 or more times per week??

    You must have the best wife ever!!!!!
    my wife plays 4 times a week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    my wife plays 4 times a week!
    Touche . I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Hi @cappy75 , I saw you last night there, wearing red right? I was Patrick's guest there, checking out the place. Played with Cindy, David, Tony, Peter, Fred, Stan, and some others. Nice people, good games.

    Yeah, Patrick warned me about the cliques on Tuesday, Friday nights.

    Unfortunately those are my preffered
    nights to play.

    Thanx for the heads
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    Hey Visor,

    Yup! That's me. We might have met before too. I am friends with PeteLSD.

    Friday nights should be possible for you if you have your own 4Some. Best thing about VRC is still the facility. Shower plus sauna after games is the best experience.

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    It is affordable comparing to Hollyburn, VLTBC and the Arbutus Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy75 View Post
    Hey Visor,

    Yup! That's me. We might have met before too. I am friends with PeteLSD.

    Friday nights should be possible for you if you have your own 4Some. Best thing about VRC is still the facility. Shower plus sauna after games is the best experience.
    both of you were at the BC gathering in RPro a couple of years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    my wife plays 4 times a week!
    If you ever need another wife, please call me first.

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    I'm so tempted to comment, now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy75 View Post
    Hey Visor,

    Yup! That's me. We might have met before too. I am friends with PeteLSD.

    Friday nights should be possible for you if you have your own 4Some. Best thing about VRC is still the facility. Shower plus sauna after games is the best experience.
    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    both of you were at the BC gathering in RPro a couple of years ago!
    I can't miss cappy75 as a certain "feature" stand out.

    I dont
    have a group so i'll
    have to find some to fit
    in sonewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    I can't miss cappy75 as a certain "feature" stand out.

    I dont
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    have to find some to fit
    in sonewhere
    LOL! Now don't be shy and come up to say hi next time you're at the club .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    Since when did VRC become affordable?

    that reminds me. the last time i was there was 10 yrs ago. time flies.
    Wow! Was that when LazyBuddy was up? There is another facility (Khas) which is bigger and actually the best of the current crop of converted warehouses.

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    I'm surprised that there isn't any more VRC members providing their input

    Yes, the VRC is probably one of the best badminton facility in Vancouver and is worth the annual dues if you play often and know enough members to play with. There are folks who are very sociable and friendly and there are folks are picky about playing with lower level folks I think that if you show up enough time for the mixer/social nights, etc and you are a decent player, you will probably be invited to join other groups for the nights that fit your schedule.

    No, I'm not a member and don't plan to given my previous experience with the head coach there from years and years ago.

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