2015 Women’s Squash Week Events

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WHERE CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK?

The following clubs will be opening their doors to women interested in trying the sport of squash. Meet other players, play casual round robin games, sign up for league teams, enjoy some snacks and refreshments and learn about upcoming women’s squash events. These events are for women NEW to the game of squash. We’re looking for players of all ages and skill levels.

You DO NOT need to be a member to participate, these FREE events are open to all women members and non-members. Goggles and racquets will be provided.

Please contact the club nearest you to register before September 15 to get your souvenir Women’s Squash Week t-shirt!

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• WHISTLER •
Friday, Sept 18th

6:00 to 8:30pm

Whistler Meadowpark Squash Courts
8625 Highway 99, Whistler, BC
Register by email: debbihlady@gmail.com
Limited to first 16 players.
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• BURNABY •
Wednesday, Sept 23rd

6:00 to 9:00pm
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Sunday, Sept 27th
12 noon to 4:00pm

Bonsor Recreation Complex
6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Register online: www.Burnaby.ca/webreg for event called “Skills and Drills I”.
For Wednesday’s event please use barcode “386213”.
For Sunday’s event please use barcode “386209”.
You can also register by phone by calling 604-297-4597 or in person at any city of Burnaby facility.
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• NORTH VANCOUVER •
Thursday, Sept 24th

6:00 to 9:00pm
Evergreen Squash Club
1802 Glenaire Dr, North Vancouver
Register by email: squashpro@evergreensquash.com
or call Cathy: (604) 787-3097


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• VANCOUVER •
Saturday, Sept 26th
Noon – 4pm
Vancouver Racquets Club
4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver BC
Contact: Bev Lawton – bevlawton@hotmail.com
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• RICHMOND •
Saturday, Sept 26th
11:30am – 3:30pm
The River Club
11111 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC
Contact: John Fleury
(604) 272-4400
john@river-club.com
or
Karyn Trombley
ktsquash@telus.net
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• VANCOUVER •
Saturday, Sept 26th
3:30 – 5:30pm
Jericho Tennis Club
3837 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC

Register by email: athletics@jericho.ca

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• NANAIMO •
Sept 19th – 27th
Free Drop In for women

Sept 27th
Free Round Robin Event
Register by email:
nanaimosquashclub@gmail.com

Nanaimo Squash Club
256 Wallace St, Nanaimo, BC

2014 Women’s Squash Week Events

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WHERE CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK?

The following clubs will be opening their doors to women interested in trying the sport of squash. Meet other players, play casual round robin games, sign up for league teams, enjoy some snacks and refreshments and learn about upcoming women’s squash events. These events are for women NEW to the game of squash. We’re looking for players of all ages and skill levels.

You DO NOT need to be a member to participate, these FREE events are open to all women members and non-members. Goggles and racquets will be provided.

Please contact the club nearest you to register before September 15 to get your souvenir Women’s Squash Week t-shirt!

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DATES AT A GLANCE
(More info below)
Saturday, Sept 20th – Bayside Squash Club, Delta
Saturday, Sept 20th – Vancouver Racquets Club, Vancouver
Saturday, Sept 27th – The River Club, Richmond
Saturday, Sept 27th – The Jericho Tennis Club, Vancouver
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• Vancouver, BC •
Saturday, Sept 20th – From 1pm – 3pm
Vancouver Racquets Club
4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver BC
Contact: Bev Lawton – bevlawton@hotmail.com
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• Delta, BC •
Saturday, Sept 20th – From 1pm – 4pm
Bayside Squash Club
6788 Courbould Road, Delta BC
Contact: Alyson Brennan – alysonczuczor@gmail.com
Telephone: (604) 764-0870
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• Richmond, BC •
Saturday, Sept 27th – From 11:30am – 3:00pm
The River Club
11111 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC
Contact: John Fleury
(604) 272-4400
john@river-club.com
or
Berny Schulz
bernys@portal.ca
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• Vancouver, BC •
Saturday, September 27th – @ 4:00pm
Jericho Tennis Club
3837 Point Grey Road, Vancouver BC
Contact: Colin Whitney – squashpro@jericho.ca
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Women’s Squash Week 2014

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The dates for this year’s Women’s Squash Week are September 22 through the 28th. More information, including participating clubs and venues, to follow. If you are a NEW player and want to learn about the game and try it out email us: info@vancouversquashleague.com

Click here for a list of this year’s participating venues.

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Women’s Squash Night – July 22, 2014

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On Tuesday July 22, 2014, Emma Parke, #5 in British Columbia, will be offering a fun night of squash and drinks at Richmond’s Sport Central. This two hour event for beginners and intermediate players is already 50% sold out. There are only 15 spots so act fast! Cost is $20 and equipment can be provided.

Where :  Sport Central
Time : 700pm to 900pm
Date: July 22, 2014

Includes : fun, wine, cheese and giggles.

Check out Emma’s website Squash Linx and email her to register: emmaparke@gmail.com

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2013 Women’s Squash Week Events

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WHERE CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK?

The following clubs will be opening their doors to women interested in trying the sport of squash. Meet other players, play casual round robin games, sign up for league teams, enjoy some snacks and refreshments and learn about upcoming women’s squash events. These events are for women squash players of all ages and skill levels.

You DO NOT need to be a member to participate, these FREE events are open to all women members and non-members.

Please contact the club nearest you to register before September 15 to get your souvenir Women’s Squash Week t-shirt!

DATES AT A GLANCE
(More info below)
Saturday, Sept 21st – VRC, Jericho Tennis Club and The River Club
Tuesday, September 24th – Bentall Centre Athletic Club and The Bayside Club
Thursday, September 26th – Sport Central
Saturday, Sept 28th – Bonsor Recreation Centre
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• Vancouver, BC •
Saturday, Sept 21st – From 1pm – 3pm
Vancouver Racquets Club
4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver BC
Contact: Bev Lawton – bevlawton@hotmail.com
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• Richmond, BC •
Saturday, Sept 21st – From 11:30am – 3:00pm
The River Club
11111 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC
Contact: John Fleury
(604) 272-4400
john@river-club.com
or
Berny Schulz
bernys@portal.ca
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• Vancouver, BC •
Saturday, September 21st – From 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Jericho Tennis Club
3837 Point Grey Road, Vancouver BC
Contact: Colin Whitney – squashpro@jericho.ca
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• Vancouver, BC •
Tuesday, September 24th from 6:00 to 7:30pm.
Bentall Centre Athletic Club
Lower Plaza, Four Bentall Centre
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC
Contact: Giselle Delgado – gdsquash2020@gmail.com
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• Delta, BC •
Tuesday, September 24th – From 6:30pm – 8pm
Bayside Squash Club
6788 Courbould Road, Delta BC
Contact: Alyson Brennan – alysonczuczor@gmail.com
Telephone: (604) 764-0870
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• Richmond, BC •
Thursday, September 26th – From 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sport Central
611 Viscount Way, Richmond, BC
Contact: Emma Parke – info@squashlinx.com
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• Burnaby, BC •
Saturday, Sept 28th – From 11:30am – 2:30pm
Bonsor Recreation Complex
6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Contact: Lucas Bjerke – lucas.bjerke@burnaby.ca
Telephone: (604) 297 – 4576
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Women’s Squash Week 2013

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CALLING ALL CLUB PROS AND SQUASH ORGANIZERS!

Women’s Squash Week is an initiative spearheaded by “NY: Squash” and supported by US Squash and it’s goal is to increase the involvement of women in the sport of squash. This is the first year that Canadian cities and clubs are being asked to participate. In Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, The BC Honda Vancouver Squash League is pleased to present this initiative and we need your help to organize events at your clubs!

WHEN IS WOMEN’S SQUASH WEEK?
All events should be the “week” of Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 29th. (Yes, we know a week is only seven days:)
Pick a date and time and let us know so that we can help advertise it!

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Women that are new to the game (think tennis players looking for a winter game), returning to the game or players that are involved in the game and want to teach and to mentor. Get your members involved and ask them to invite their friends!

WHAT IS IT?
A week of FREE squash events all over North America!

WHAT KIND OF EVENT CAN YOU ORGANIZE?
There are no guidelines around what you can do as long as it’s FREE, fun and squash-related. In NYC for example they have one event for the whole city so that all the women can be in one place at the same time – catch up with old friends, make new and play some casual squash. Your one day event could include simple drills, round-robins, rules reviews, video presentations, feature women’s matches – you name it!

Events should probably be kept to one day to keep things simple and evenings or weekends would be ideal. In Vancouver, Bonsor is running a 3 hour event on Saturday afternoon and VRC is considering a week day evening event to coincide with their Early Bird Tournament.

In the past, events have even had a number of women who stop by and don’t play but at least they are included and can learn about playing opportunities at your club and your city squash league. You may also have players who attend and aren’t members of your club and don’t have home clubs but are looking to join.

WHERE ARE THE EVENTS?
All over Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver and Richmond!

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?
We need more women playing squash in Vancouver and in North America!

The goal of Women’s Squash Week is to get women on court, get them hooked on the game we love, get them informed about playing options and get them meeting each other. All event coordinators are encouraged to also focus on the social aspect of the game rather than just the competition. Women are often intimidated by formal, organized play so the best way to get them back is to make it enjoyable.

The goal of  is just to get women together, play some casual squash and get them excited to play in more formal events – league, tournaments etc. Once you have them on your radar it is easier to get them to play.

MORE INFO
We have posters designed and ready for you to post at your club. Gather interest and start getting people signed up!

If your club is interested please let us know and we will customize a Women’s Squash Week poster like the one below for the Bonsor event. We will also get your event listed on the US Squash Women’s Squash Week page.

See the list of North American clubs participating here.

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