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Thread: Hello from Burnaby, BC, Canada
05-02-2005, 05:35 PM #1
Hello from Burnaby, BC, Canada
I've just joined. I'm a mother of two and I haven't played for 6 years since I moved from Malaysia! Well, honestly two years ago, played 2 games until I found out I was pregnant. I used to play 2-3 times a week with the guys I worked with. I'm looking forward to playing some recreational games while I get my stamina back.
Anyone living in Burnaby, BC and would like to play a game or two each week, PM or email me.
Looking forward to learning about the game again.
05-02-2005, 05:43 PM #2
Welcome to BadmintonForum, yogi7! There're PLENTY of Brunei-ians, Sporeans playing badminton in Vancouver/Burnaby. Hard to tell, cause almost all I've met are Chinese
WHereabouts do you play? Cameron Centre? Bonsor?
05-02-2005, 05:45 PM #3
I've just started looking around for a place to play. I used to play a few games with my friends at South Burnaby High School. I'm looking for someone/group to play with preferably in Burnaby If you read my posting in the "Where to play" forum, I went to the Bonsor drop in this morning.
05-02-2005, 05:51 PM #4
If it's not too far for you, you can try Cameron Centre. There's drop-in on Monday night, think at 7pm to 9pm, but call to check, please.
There's a sign-up board there, so there's less, uh, snubbing
Cameron front-desk: 604-421-0976
Bring your own birdies, mainly plastics, I'm afraid, but nothing to stop you from bringing your own feather birds. Unadvisable, as the rest of the players are generally unaccustomed to feather, and will DEMOLISH them in maybe 3 points.
I'm from Sarawak originally ... what about yourself? Have you tried the various Malaysian restaurants around town?
05-02-2005, 05:53 PM #5
I would prefer daytime as I don't work. Hubby works late so finding a babysitter is hard. I'm from Penang. Yep, tried a few restaurants but none so good. The best hainese chicken rice is from Orchid Delight. What about you?
Where do you play, Dave?
05-02-2005, 06:18 PM #6
Noodle dishes and Hainanese Chicken Rice (for me) would be at
14727 108 Ave
I'll try out Orchid Delight, thanks for the recommendation. Daytime, huh? Hmmm maybe other BF members can help. I know there's a group of seniors that play every Wed 12:30 to 2pm at Cameron Centre, and they're not a bad bunch. You must think I work for Cameron by now, ha-ha
I used to play at Cameron before, and various places in Vancouver, but almost always in the evening. There's a drop-in every day of the week, so depending on when I'm free to play, there's where I'll go.
Good luck in your baddy-hunt!
05-02-2005, 06:22 PM #7
If I play in the evening, it will have to be Mon or Wed if I can get my MIL to babysit. Not many days to choose from on the weekdays.
I'll try Malaysian Hut when I'm in Surrey. Thanks.
05-02-2005, 09:29 PM #8
05-02-2005, 10:15 PM #9
Thanks Dave. I saw that thread. Sadly, Tues are out! No babysitter. Oak is too far for me.
05-03-2005, 04:59 AM #10
Warm welcome to BF! I actually live very near Burnaby South High (about a block away from it) yet I only drop in there once (dunno anyone) and never drop in at Bonsor (too early). Before I joined Vancouver Racquets Club (VRC), I was a regular at Collingwoods Neighbourhood House and Cameron Community Center.
You should check out Collingwoods as it's slightly more competitive than other drop-in places yet very friendly and close knit. Come out once and assess your compatibility with the group. To know further details and latest news on Collingwood, pm break-my-strings.
Last edited by cappy75; 05-03-2005 at 05:02 AM.
05-03-2005, 10:58 AM #11Originally Posted by cappy75
05-03-2005, 03:22 PM #12
Cool! From Edmonds Skytrain station, you can take the skytrain to Joyce-Collingwood station... walk southwards for a block along Joyce St. staying on the leftside of the street and you'll get to Collingwoods Neighbourhood House. The advance players play sunday mornings (10am onwards)
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